EUROCOM Notebook V09.2.00 Specifications

V09.2.00
Preface
Notice
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contained herein is for reference only and does not constitute a commitment on the part of the manufacturer or
any subsequent vendor. They assume no responsibility or liability for any errors or inaccuracies that may appear
in this publication nor are they in anyway responsible for any loss or damage resulting from the use (or misuse)
of this publication.
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as an endorsement of that product or its manufacturer.
©September 2009
Trademarks
Intel and Intel Core are trademarks/registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.
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FCC Statement
(Federal Communications Commission)
You are cautioned that changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in
a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment
off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
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Re orient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the service representative or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1.
This device may not cause interference.
And
2.
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This device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the
device.
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FCC RF Radiation Exposure Statement:
1.
This Transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
2.
This equipment complies with FCC RF radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This
equipment should be installed and operated with a minimum distance of 20 centimeters between the radiator
and your body.
Warning
Use only shielded cables to connect I/O devices to this equipment. You are cautioned that changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer for compliance with the above standards could void your authority to operate the
equipment.
If your purchase option includes both Wireless LAN and 3.5G modules, then the appropriate antennas will be installed. Note
that In order to comply with FCC RF exposure compliance requirements, the antenna must not be co-located or operate in
conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Follow basic safety precautions, including those listed below, to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and injury
to persons when using any electrical equipment:
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5.
Do not use this product near water, for example near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink or laundry tub, in a wet
basement or near a swimming pool.
Avoid using this equipment with a telephone line (other than a cordless type) during an electrical storm. There
may be a remote risk of electrical shock from lightning.
Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.
Use only the power cord and batteries indicated in this manual. Do not dispose of batteries in a fire. They may
explode. Check with local codes for possible special disposal instructions.
This product is intended to be supplied by a Listed Power Unit with an AC Input of 100 - 240V, 50 - 60Hz, DC
Output of 19V, 4.74A (90 Watts) minimum AC/DC Adapter.
CAUTION
Always disconnect all telephone lines from the wall outlet before servicing or disassembling this equipment.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, USE ONLY NO. 26 AWG OR LARGER, TELECOMMUNICATION LINE CORD
This Computer’s Optical Device is a Laser Class 1 Product
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Instructions for Care and Operation
The notebook computer is quite rugged, but it can be damaged. To prevent this, follow these suggestions:
1.
Don’t drop it, or expose it to shock. If the computer falls, the case and the components could be damaged.
Do not expose the computer
to any shock or vibration.
2.
Do not place it on an unstable
surface.
Do not place anything heavy
on the computer.
Keep it dry, and don’t overheat it. Keep the computer and power supply away from any kind of heating element. This is an electrical appliance. If water or any other liquid gets into it, the computer could be badly damaged.
Do not expose it to excessive
heat or direct sunlight.
Do not leave it in a place
where foreign matter or moisture may affect the system.
Don’t use or store the computer in a humid environment.
Do not place the computer on
any surface that will block the
Vents/Fan Intakes.
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3.
Avoid interference. Keep the computer away from high capacity transformers, electric motors, and other
strong magnetic fields. These can hinder proper performance and damage your data.
4.
Follow the proper working procedures for the computer. Shut the computer down properly and don’t forget
to save your work. Remember to periodically save your data as data may be lost if the battery is depleted.
Do not turn off the power
until you properly shut down
all programs.
5.
Do not turn off any peripheral
devices when the computer is
on.
Take care when using peripheral devices.
Use only approved brands of
peripherals.
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Do not disassemble the computer by yourself.
Unplug the power cord before
attaching peripheral devices.
Perform routine maintenance
on your computer.
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Power Safety
The computer has specific power requirements:
• Only use a power adapter approved for use with this computer.
• Your AC/DC adapter may be designed for international travel but it still requires a
steady, uninterrupted power supply. If you are unsure of your local power specifications,
consult your service representative or local power company.
• The power adapter may have either a 2-prong or a 3-prong grounded plug. The third
prong is an important safety feature; do not defeat its purpose. If you do not have access
to a compatible outlet, have a qualified electrician install one.
• When you want to unplug the power cord, be sure to disconnect it by the plug head, not
by its wire.
• Make sure the socket and any extension cord(s) you use can support the total current
load of all the connected devices.
• Before cleaning the computer, make sure it is disconnected from any external power
supplies (i.e. AC/DC adapter or car adapter).
Do not plug in the power
cord if you are wet.
Do not use the power cord if
it is broken.
Do not place heavy objects
on the power cord.
Power Safety
Warning
Before you undertake
any upgrade procedures, make sure that
you have turned off the
power, and disconnected all peripherals
and cables (including
telephone lines). It is
advisable to also remove your battery in
order to prevent accidentally turning the
machine on.
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Battery Precautions
• Only use batteries designed for this computer. The wrong battery type may explode, leak or damage the computer.
• Do not remove any batteries from the computer while it is powered on.
• Do not continue to use a battery that has been dropped, or that appears damaged (e.g. bent or twisted) in any way. Even
if the computer continues to work with a damaged battery in place, it may cause circuit damage, which may possibly
result in fire.
• If you do not use the battery for an extended period, then remove the battery from the computer for storage.
• Recharge the batteries using the notebook’s system. Incorrect recharging may make the battery explode.
• Do not try to repair a battery pack. Refer any battery pack repair or replacement to your service representative or qualified service personnel.
• Keep children away from, and promptly dispose of a damaged battery. Always dispose of batteries carefully. Batteries
may explode or leak if exposed to fire, or improperly handled or discarded.
• Keep the battery away from metal appliances.
• Affix tape to the battery contacts before disposing of the battery.
• Do not touch the battery contacts with your hands or metal objects.
Battery Disposal & Caution
The product that you have purchased contains a rechargeable battery. The battery is recyclable. At the end of its useful life,
under various state and local laws, it may be illegal to dispose of this battery into the municipal waste stream. Check with
your local solid waste officials for details in your area for recycling options or proper disposal.
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the
manufacturer. Discard used battery according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
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Cleaning
Do not apply cleaner directly to the computer; use a soft clean cloth.
Do not use volatile (petroleum distillates) or abrasive cleaners on any part of the computer.
Servicing
Do not attempt to service the computer yourself. Doing so may violate your warranty and expose you and the
computer to electric shock. Refer all servicing to authorized service personnel. Unplug the computer from the
power supply. Then refer servicing to qualified service personnel under any of the following conditions:
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When the power cord or AC/DC adapter is damaged or frayed.
If the computer has been exposed to rain or other liquids.
If the computer does not work normally when you follow the operating instructions.
If the computer has been dropped or damaged (do not touch the poisonous liquid if the LCD panel breaks).
If there is an unusual odor, heat or smoke coming from your computer.
Removal Warning
When removing any cover(s) and screw(s) for the purposes of device upgrade, remember to replace the cover(s) and
screw(s) before turning the computer on.
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Travel Considerations
Packing
As you get ready for your trip, run through this list to make sure the system is ready to go:
1.
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7.
8.
Check that the battery pack and any spares are fully charged.
Power off the computer and peripherals.
Close the display panel and make sure it’s latched.
Disconnect the AC/DC adapter and cables. Stow them in the carrying bag.
The AC/DC adapter uses voltages from 100 to 240 volts so you won’t need a second voltage adapter. However,
check with your travel agent to see if you need any socket adapters.
Put the notebook in its carrying bag and secure it with the bag’s straps.
If you’re taking any peripherals (e.g. a printer, mouse or digital camera), pack them and those devices’ adapters
and/or cables.
Anticipate customs - Some jurisdictions may have import restrictions or require proof of ownership for both hardware and software. Make sure your documents are prepared.
Power Off Before Traveling
Make sure that your notebook is completely powered off before putting it into a travel bag (or any such container). Putting a
notebook which is powered on in a travel bag may cause the vent(s)/fan intake(s)/outlet(s) to be blocked. To prevent your
computer from overheating make sure nothing blocks the vent(s)/fan intake(s)/outlet(s) while the computer is in use.
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On the Road
In addition to the general safety and maintenance suggestions in this preface, and Chapter 8: Troubleshooting,
keep these points in mind:
Hand-carry the notebook - For security, don’t let it out of your sight. In some areas, computer theft is very
common. Don’t check it with normal luggage. Baggage handlers may not be sufficiently careful. Avoid knocking the computer against hard objects.
Beware of Electromagnetic fields - Devices such as metal detectors & X-ray machines can damage the computer, hard disk, floppy disks, and other media. They may also destroy any stored data - Pass your computer and
disks around the devices. Ask security officials to hand-inspect them (you may be asked to turn it on). Note:
Some airports also scan luggage with these devices.
Fly safely - Most airlines have regulations about the use of computers and other electronic devices in flight.
These restrictions are for your safety, follow them. If you stow the notebook in an overhead compartment, make
sure it’s secure. Contents may shift and/or fall out when the compartment is opened.
Get power where you can - If an electrical outlet is available, use the AC/DC adapter and keep your battery(ies)
charged.
Keep it dry - If you move quickly from a cold to a warm location, water vapor can condense inside the computer.
Wait a few minutes before turning it on so that any moisture can evaporate.
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Developing Good Work Habits
Developing good work habits is important if you need to work in front of the computer for long periods of time.
Improper work habits can result in discomfort or serious injury from repetitive strain to your hands, wrists or
other joints. The following are some tips to reduce the strain:
• Adjust the height of the chair and/or desk so that the keyboard is at or slightly below the
level of your elbow. Keep your forearms, wrists, and hands in a relaxed position.
• Your knees should be slightly higher than your hips. Place your feet flat on the floor or on
a footrest if necessary.
• Use a chair with a back and adjust it to support your lower back comfortably.
• Sit straight so that your knees, hips and elbows form approximately 90-degree angles
when you are working.
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Take periodic breaks if you are using the computer for long periods of time.
Remember to:
• Alter your posture frequently.
• Stretch and exercise your body several times a day.
• Take periodic breaks when you work at the computer for long periods of time. Frequent
and short breaks are better than fewer and longer breaks.
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Lighting
Proper lighting and comfortable display viewing angle can reduce eye strain and muscle fatigue in your neck and
shoulders.
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Position the display to avoid glare or reflections from overhead lighting or outside sources of light.
Keep the display screen clean and set the brightness and contrast to levels that allow you to see the screen clearly.
Position the display directly in front of you at a comfortable viewing distance.
Adjust the display-viewing angle to find the best position.
LCD Screen Care
To prevent image persistence on LCD monitors (caused by the continuous display of graphics on the screen for
an extended period of time) take the following precautions:
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Set the Windows Power Plans to turn the screen off after a few minutes of screen idle time.
Use a rotating, moving or blank screen saver (this prevents an image from being displayed too long).
Rotate desktop background images every few days.
Turn the monitor off when the system is not in use.
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Contents
Notice .................................................................................I
FCC Statement .............................................................II
FCC RF Radiation Exposure Statement: ................... III
Instructions for Care and Operation ........................... V
Power Safety .............................................................VII
Battery Precautions ................................................. VIII
Cleaning ..................................................................... IX
Servicing .................................................................... IX
Travel Considerations ................................................. X
Quick Start Guide
Overview ........................................................................1-1
Advanced Users ...........................................................1-2
Beginners and Not-So-Advanced Users ......................1-2
Warning Boxes ............................................................1-2
Not Included ................................................................1-3
System Startup .............................................................1-4
System Software ..........................................................1-5
Model Differences .........................................................1-6
System Map: LCD Panel Open - Model A ....................1-7
System Map: LCD Panel Open - Model B ....................1-8
LED Indicators ...............................................................1-9
Hot Key Buttons & Keyboard .....................................1-10
Keyboard - Model A ....................................................1-11
Keyboard - Model B ....................................................1-12
Function/Hot Key Indicators .......................................1-13
System Map: Front & Left Views ................................1-14
System Map: Right & Rear Views ..............................1-15
System Map: Bottom View - Model A ........................1-16
System Map: Bottom View - Model B ........................1-17
Windows Vista Start Menu & Control Panel ...............1-18
Video Features .............................................................1-19
Display Devices & Options .......................................1-20
Power Options ..............................................................1-21
Features & Components
Overview ........................................................................2-1
Hard Disk Drive .............................................................2-2
Optical (CD/DVD) Device ............................................2-3
Loading Discs ..............................................................2-3
Handling CDs or DVDs ...............................................2-4
DVD Regional Codes ..................................................2-5
7-in-1 Card Reader .........................................................2-6
ExpressCard Slot ............................................................2-7
Inserting and Removing ExpressCards ........................2-7
TouchPad and Buttons/Mouse .......................................2-8
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Gestures and Device Settings ......................................2-9
Audio Features .............................................................2-11
Adding a Printer ...........................................................2-12
USB Printer ..............................................................2-12
Parallel Printer ..........................................................2-12
Power Management
Overview ........................................................................3-1
The Power Sources ........................................................3-2
AC/DC Adapter ...........................................................3-2
Battery .........................................................................3-2
Turning on the Computer ...............................................3-3
Power Plans ...................................................................3-4
Power-Saving States ......................................................3-6
Sleep ...........................................................................3-6
Hibernate ....................................................................3-7
Shut Down ..................................................................3-7
Configuring the Power Buttons .....................................3-8
Resuming Operation ...................................................3-9
Energy Star Power Saving .........................................3-10
Battery Information .....................................................3-11
Battery Power ...........................................................3-11
Conserving Battery Power .........................................3-12
Battery Life ................................................................3-13
New Battery ..............................................................3-13
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Recharging the Battery with the AC/DC Adapter .....3-13
Proper handling of the Battery Pack .........................3-14
Battery FAQ ..............................................................3-15
Drivers & Utilities
What to Install ................................................................4-1
Module Driver Installation ..........................................4-1
Driver Installation ..........................................................4-2
Updating/Reinstalling Individual Drivers ...................4-4
User Account Control (Win Vista) ..............................4-4
Windows Security Message .........................................4-4
New Hardware Found ..................................................4-5
Driver Installation Procedure .......................................4-5
Chipset ........................................................................4-5
Video ..........................................................................4-5
Audio ..........................................................................4-6
Modem ........................................................................4-6
LAN ............................................................................4-6
TouchPad ....................................................................4-6
CardReader .................................................................4-6
Hot Key ......................................................................4-6
Optional Drivers ..........................................................4-7
Wireless LAN Module ...............................................4-8
PC Camera Module ....................................................4-8
3.75G/HSPA Module .................................................4-8
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Fingerprint Reader Module ........................................4-8
BIOS Utilities
Overview ........................................................................5-1
The Power-On Self Test (POST) ...................................5-2
Failing the POST .........................................................5-3
Fatal Errors .................................................................5-3
Non-Fatal Errors .........................................................5-3
The Setup Program ........................................................5-4
Entering Setup .............................................................5-4
Setup Screens ...............................................................5-5
Main Menu .....................................................................5-6
System Time & Date (Main Menu) ...............................5-6
SATA Port 1/2/5 (Main Menu) ......................................5-7
System Memory (Main Menu) ......................................5-7
BIOS Revision/KBC/
EC Firmware Revision (Main Menu) ............................5-7
VGA Card/VBIOS Revision/
VBIOS Build Date (Main Menu) ..................................5-7
Advanced Menu .............................................................5-8
Legacy USB Support (Advanced Menu) .......................5-8
Boot-time Diagnostic Screen (Advanced Menu) ...........5-9
Legacy OS Boot: (Advanced Menu) .............................5-9
Battery Low Alarm Beep (Advanced Menu) .................5-9
Security Menu ..............................................................5-10
Set Supervisor Password (Security Menu) ..................5-10
Set User Password (Security Menu) ............................5-11
Fixed disk boot sector: (Security Menu) ......................5-11
Password on boot: (Security Menu) .............................5-11
Boot Menu ...................................................................5-12
Exit Menu ....................................................................5-13
Upgrading The Computer
Overview ........................................................................6-1
When Not to Upgrade ..................................................6-2
Removing the Battery ....................................................6-3
Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive .....................................6-4
Upgrading the Optical (CD/DVD) Device ....................6-7
Upgrading the System Memory (RAM) ........................6-9
Modules & Options
Overview ........................................................................7-1
Bluetooth Module ..........................................................7-2
Bluetooth Configuration in Windows Vista ...............7-3
Wireless LAN Module ...................................................7-7
Intel® Wi-Fi Link Series Driver Installation .............7-8
3rd Party 802.11b/g/n or 802.11b/g/n
Driver Installation .......................................................7-8
Connecting to a Wireless Network ..............................7-9
Intel® My WiFi Installation & Configuration ...........7-12
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Intel® Wi-Fi Link Series My WiFi
Driver Installation .....................................................7-13
Windows Mobility Center .........................................7-24
PC Camera Module ......................................................7-25
PC Camera Driver Installation .................................7-26
3.75G/HSPA Module ...................................................7-33
HSPA Modem Interface ............................................7-37
HSPA Modem Interface Installation ........................7-37
HSPA Modem Interface ...........................................7-38
Adding a Profile .......................................................7-40
Contacts ....................................................................7-42
Messages ...................................................................7-43
Settings .....................................................................7-44
Mobile Partner ...........................................................7-46
Mobile Partner Application Installation ...................7-46
Mobile Partner Application ......................................7-47
Profile Management .................................................7-47
Fingerprint Reader Module ..........................................7-51
Fingerprint Reader Driver Installation .....................7-51
User Enrollment ........................................................7-52
Fingerprint Control Center Features .........................7-55
Backup and General Maintenance .................................8-3
Viruses ...........................................................................8-4
Upgrading and Adding New Hardware/Software ..........8-5
Problems and Possible Solutions ...................................8-7
Screen Resolution Error ...............................................8-12
Troubleshooting
Processor ....................................................................... C-2
Core Logic .................................................................... C-2
Display .......................................................................... C-2
Memory ......................................................................... C-2
Overview ........................................................................8-1
Basic Hints and Tips ......................................................8-2
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Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Overview .......................................................................A-1
ATI Video Driver Controls
ATI Video Driver Installation ....................................... B-1
ATI Catalyst® Control Center ...................................... B-2
Attaching Other Displays .............................................. B-4
HDMI Audio Configuration .....................................B-6
Display Modes .............................................................. B-9
Clone Mode .............................................................B-10
Extended Mode .......................................................B-11
Theater Mode .............................................................. B-14
PowerPlay™ ............................................................... B-15
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Video Adapter ............................................................... C-2
BIOS ............................................................................. C-2
Storage .......................................................................... C-2
Audio ............................................................................ C-2
Keyboard & Pointing Device ........................................ C-2
Card Reader .................................................................. C-2
Interface ........................................................................ C-3
Slots .............................................................................. C-3
Communication ............................................................. C-3
Communication (cont’d) ............................................... C-3
Power Management ...................................................... C-3
Power ............................................................................ C-4
Security ......................................................................... C-4
Operating System .......................................................... C-4
Environmental Spec ...................................................... C-4
Dimensions & Weight .................................................. C-4
Optional ........................................................................ C-4
Windows 7 Information
Model Differences ........................................................ D-2
DVD Regional Codes ................................................... D-3
Windows 7 Start Menu & Control Panel ...................... D-4
Function/Hot Key Indicators ........................................ D-5
Hot Key Buttons & Keyboard ...................................... D-6
Video Features .............................................................. D-7
Screen Resolution .......................................................... D-8
Attaching Other Displays .............................................. B-9
ATI Catalyst® Control Center .................................... B-11
Display Modes ............................................................D-15
The Power Sources ..................................................... D-18
AC/DC Adapter ...........................................................D-18
Battery.......................................................................... D-18
Turning On the Computer ........................................... D-19
Power Plans ................................................................. D-20
Power-Saving States ................................................... D-22
Sleep ........................................................................D-22
Hibernate ................................................................. D-23
Shut down ................................................................D-23
Configuring the Power Buttons .................................. D-24
Resuming Operation ................................................D-25
Energy Star Power Saving ........................................... D-26
Battery Information ..................................................... D-27
Battery Power .......................................................... D-27
Conserving Battery Power ........................................D-28
Battery Life ...............................................................D-29
New Battery ............................................................. D-29
Recharging the Battery with the AC/DC Adapter .... D-29
Proper handling of the Battery Pack ........................D-30
Battery FAQ ............................................................. D-31
Driver Installation ....................................................... D-33
Updating/Reinstalling Individual Drivers....................D-34
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Driver Installation Procedure....................................... D-35
Optional Drivers ....................................................... D-37
Bluetooth Module (Win 7) .......................................... D-38
Bluetooth Configuration in Windows 7 .................. D-39
Wireless LAN Module (Win 7) .................................. D-43
Connecting to a Wireless Network ........................... D-45
Intel® My WiFi Installation & Configuration ......... D-48
Windows Mobility Center ........................................ D-60
Fingerprint Reader Module (Win 7) ........................... D-61
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Quick Start Guide
Chapter 1: Quick Start Guide
Overview
This Quick Start Guide is a brief introduction to the basic features of your computer, to navigating around the
computer and to getting your system started. The remainder of the manual covers the following:
• Chapter 2
A guide to using some of the main features of the computer e.g. the storage devices (hard disk,
optical device, 7-in-1 card reader, ExpressCard/34/54), TouchPad & Mouse, Audio & Printer.
• Chapter 3 The computer’s power saving options.
• Chapter 4 The installation of the drivers and utilities essential to the operation or improvement of some of the
computer’s subsystems.
• Chapter 5 An outline of the computer’s built-in software or BIOS (Basic Input Output System).
• Chapter 6 Instructions for upgrading your computer.
• Chapter 7 A quick guide to the computer’s Bluetooth, PC Camera, Wireless LAN, 3.75G/HSPA and Security modules (some of which may be optional depending on your purchase configuration).
• Chapter 8 A troubleshooting guide.
• Appendix A Definitions of the interface, ports/jacks which allow your computer to communicate with external
devices.
• Appendix B Information on the ATI Video driver controls.
• Appendix C The computer’s specification.
Overview 1 - 1
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Advanced Users
If you are an advanced user you may skip over most of this Quick Start Guide. However you may find it useful
to refer to “What to Install” on page 4 - 1, “BIOS Utilities” on page 5 - 1 and “Upgrading The Computer” on
page 6 - 1 in the reminder of the User’s Manual. You may also find the notes marked with a of interest to you.
Beginners and Not-So-Advanced Users
Notes
Check the light colored
boxes with the mark
above to find detailed information about the computer’s features.
If you are new to computers (or do not have an advanced knowledge of them) then
the information contained in the Quick Start Guide should be enough to get you up
and running. Eventually you should try to look through all the documentation (more
detailed descriptions of the functions, setup and system controls are covered in the
remainder of the User’s Manual), but do not worry if you do not understand everything the first time. Keep this manual nearby and refer to it to learn as you go. You
may find it useful to refer to the notes marked with a as indicated in the margin.
For a more detailed description of any of the interface ports and jacks see “Interface
(Ports & Jacks)” on page A - 1.
Warning Boxes
No matter what your level please pay careful attention to the warning and safety information indicated by the
symbol. Also please note the safety and handling instructions as indicated in the Preface.
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Not Included
Operating Systems (e.g. Windows Vista/Windows 7) and applications (e.g. word processing, spreadsheet and database programs) have their own manuals, so please consult the appropriate manuals.
Drivers
If you are installing new system software, or are re-configuring your computer for a different system, you will need to install
the drivers listed in “Drivers & Utilities” on page 4 - 1. Drivers are programs which act as an interface between the computer and a hardware component e.g. a wireless network module. It is very important that you install the drivers in the order
listed. You will be unable to use most advanced controls until the necessary drivers and utilities are properly installed. If
your system hasn’t been properly configured (your service representative may have already done that for you); refer to
Chapter 4 for installation instructions.
Ports and Jacks
See Appendix A for a description of the interface (ports & jacks) which allow your computer to communicate with external
devices, connect to the internet etc.
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System Startup
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5.
Remove all packing materials.
Place the computer on a stable surface.
Securely attach any peripherals you want to use with the notebook (e.g. keyboard and mouse) to their ports.
Attach the AC/DC adapter to the DC-In jack on the left of the computer, then plug the AC power cord into an
outlet, and connect the AC power cord to the AC/DC adapter.
Use one hand to raise the lid/LCD to a comfortable viewing angle (do not exceed 120 degrees); use the other
hand (as illustrated in Figure 1 - 1 below) to support the base of the computer (Note: Never lift the computer by
the lid/LCD).
Shutdown
Note that you should always shut your computer down by choosing the Shut Down command from the Lock Button Menu
in Windows Vista. This will help prevent hard disk or system problems.
Figure 1 - 1 - Opening the Lid/LCD/Computer with AC/DC Adapter Plugged-In
1 - 4 Overview
Quick Start Guide
System Software
Your computer may already come with system software pre-installed. Where this is not the case, or where you
are re-configuring your computer for a different system, you will find the following operating systems are supported (see Appendix D for Windows 7 specific information).
Operating System & Version
Note
Windows Vista - SP2 (Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Enterprise
and Ultimate Editions)
In order to run Windows Vista/Windows 7
without limitations or decreased performance,
your computer requires a minimum 1GB of
system memory (RAM).
Windows 7
Table 1 - 1 - Operating Systems Supported
Windows Vista Service Pack 2
Make sure you install Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (or a Windows Vista version which includes Service Pack 2) before installing
any drivers. Go to the Microsoft website for download details, or contact your service center.
Overview 1 - 5
1
1
Quick Start Guide
Model Differences
This notebook series includes two different model types. The models differ as indicated in the table below however
all other features, modules and specifications are identical (see Appendix D).
Feature
Model A
Model B
Display Type
Supported
17" WXGA(1440 * 900) /
WUXGA (1920 * 1200) TFT LCD
15.6" HD 16:9 Wide Screen (1366 * 768) /
HD+ (1600 * 900) /
FHD (1920 * 1080) TFT LCD
Design
Table 1 - 2 - Model Differences
1 - 6 Model Differences
Quick Start Guide
System Map: LCD Panel Open - Model A
1
Wireless Device
Operation Aboard Aircraft
The use of any portable electronic transmission devices aboard aircraft is usually
prohibited. Make sure the module(s) are
OFF if you are using the computer aboard
aircraft.
2
3
4
Use the key combinations to toggle power
to the 3.75G/HSPA/WLAN/Bluetooth
modules, and check the LED indicator
icon to see if the modules are powered on
or not (see Table 1 - 6, on page 1 - 13/
Table 1 - 4, on page 1 - 9).
Figure 1 - 2
LCD Panel Open
(Model A Computers)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Built-In PC Camera
LCD
Power Button
Hot Key Buttons
Keyboard
Built-In Microphone
Touchpad &
Buttons
Fingerprint Module
(Optional)
LED Indicators
5
6
7
9
7
8
9
Touchpad Buttons
(valid operation area)
System Map: LCD Panel Open - Model A 1 - 7
1
1
Quick Start Guide
Figure 1 - 3
LCD Panel Open
(Model B Computers)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
System Map: LCD Panel Open - Model B
1
Wireless Device
Operation Aboard Aircraft
Built-In PC Camera
LCD
Power Button
Hot Key Buttons
Keyboard
Built-In Microphone
Touchpad &
Buttons
LED Indicators
The use of any portable electronic
transmission devices aboard aircraft is usually prohibited. Make
sure the module(s) are OFF if you
are using the computer aboard aircraft.
2
4
Note: The Fingerprint
Reader module is also an
option for Model B computers.
3
5
Use the key combinations to toggle
power to the 3.75G/HSPA/WLAN/
Bluetooth modules, and check the
LED indicator icon to see if the
modules are powered on or not
(see Table 1 - 6, on page 1 - 13/
Table 1 - 4, on page 1 - 9).
6
7
7
8
8
Touchpad Buttons (valid operation area)
1 - 8 System Map: LCD Panel Open - Model B
Quick Start Guide
LED Indicators
Icon
The LED indicators on the computer display helpful
information about the current status of the computer.
Icon
Color
Description
Orange
DC Power is Plugged In
Green
The Computer is On
Color
Description
Blinking Green
The Computer is in Sleep
Mode
Green
Hard Disk Activity
Orange
The Battery is Charging
Green
Number Lock Activated
Green
The Battery is Fully Charged
Blinking Orange
The Battery Has Reached
Critically Low Power Status
Green
The (optional) Wireless LAN
Module is Powered On
Orange
The (optional) Bluetooth
Module is Powered On
Green
Caps Lock Activated
Green
Scroll Lock Activated (to activate
press Fn & Scr Lk)
Table 1 - 3 - LED Status Indicators
Table 1 - 4 - LED Power & Communication Indicators
LED Indicators 1 - 9
1
1
Quick Start Guide
Other Keyboards
If your keyboard is
damaged or you just
want to make a
change, you can use
any standard USB keyboard. The system will
detect and enable it
automatically. However special functions/
hot-keys unique to the
system’s regular keyboard may not work.
NumLk & ScrLk
Hold down the Fn Key
and either NumLk or
ScrLk to enable number or scroll lock, and
check the LED indicator for status.
Hot Key Buttons & Keyboard
These buttons give instant access to the default Internet browser and e-mail program,
and allow you to toggle the Silent Mode on/off with one quick button press.
Hot Key
Function
Activate the Default E-Mail Browser (Note that in Windows 7 this button
will only function after Outlook or Outlook Express are installed)
Activate the Default Internet Program
Toggle *Silent Mode (for power saving)
Table 1 - 5 - Hot Key Buttons
*When enabled, Silent Mode will reduce fan noise and save power consumption.
Note this may reduce computer performance.
Special Characters
Some software applications allow the number-keys to be used with Alt to produce special characters.
These special characters can only be produced by using the numeric keypad. Regular number keys (in
the upper row of the keyboard) will not work. Make sure that NumLk is on.
1 - 10 Hot Key Buttons & Keyboard
Quick Start Guide
Keyboard - Model A
The keyboard has a numerical keypad on the right for easy numeric data input, and features function keys to
allow you to change operational features instantly. See Table 1 - 6, on page 1 - 13 for full function key combination details.
Function Keys
NumLk &
ScrLk Keys
Play/Pause Key
3.75G/HSPA Module
Power
Toggle Key
Numerical Keypad
Fn Key
Figure 1 - 4 - Keyboard - Model A
Keyboard - Model A 1 - 11
1
1
Quick Start Guide
Keyboard - Model B
The keyboard has a numerical keypad on the right for easy numeric data input, and features function keys to
allow you to change operational features instantly. See Table 1 - 6, on page 1 - 13 for full function key combination details.
NumLk &
ScrLk Keys
Function Keys
Play/Pause Key
3.75G/HSPA Module
Power
Toggle Key
Fn Key
Figure 1 - 5 - Keyboard - Model B
1 - 12 Keyboard - Model B
Numerical Keypad
Quick Start Guide
Function/Hot Key Indicators
The function keys (F1 - F12 etc.) will act as hot keys when pressed while the Fn key is held down. In addition
to the basic function key combinations; visual indicators are available when the hot key utility is installed.
Fn Keys
Function
Fn Keys
Fn + ~
Play/Pause
(in Audio/Video Programs)
Fn + F5/F6
Volume Decrease/Increase
3.75G Module
Power Toggle*
Fn + F7
Display Toggle
Fn + F1
Touchpad Toggle
Fn + F8/F9
Brightness Decrease/Increase
Fn + F2
Turn LCD Backlight Off
(Press a key to or use TouchPad to turn on)
Fn + F10
PC Camera Power
Toggle
Fn + F11
WLAN Module Power Toggle
Fn + F12
Bluetooth Module Power Toggle
Fn + _
Fn + F3
Fn + F4
Mute Toggle
Sleep Toggle
*Silent Mode Toggle
Function
See “Switching Displays
Using Fn + F7” on page B - 4
*When enabled, Silent Mode will reduce fan noise and save power consumption. Note this
may reduce computer performance.
Table 1 - 6 - Function & Hot Key Indicators
Function/Hot Key Indicators 1 - 13
1
1
Quick Start Guide
Figure 1 - 6
Front & Left Views
LED Power & Communication Indicators
2. DC-In Jack
3. External Monitor
Port
4. RJ-45 LAN Jack
5. e-SATA Port
6. HDMI-Out Port
7. Vent/Fan Intake/
Outlet
8. 2 * USB 2.0 Ports
9. ExpressCard Slot
(see page 2 - 7)
10. 7-in-1 Card Reader
System Map: Front & Left Views
1
1.
2
3
4
5
8
6
7
8
9
10
7-in-1 Card Reader
The card reader allows you to use the most popular digital storage card formats:
MMC (MultiMedia Card) / SD (Secure Digital) / MS (Memory Stick) /
MS Pro (Memory Stick Pro) / MS Duo (requires PC adapter) /
Mini SD (requires PC adapter) / RS MMC (requires PC adapter)
\
1
1 - 14 System Map: Front & Left Views
Quick Start Guide
System Map: Right & Rear Views
1 2 3
4
Figure 1 - 7
Right & Rear Views
1.
2.
5
6
7
3.
4.
5.
8
CD/DVD Emergency Eject
Changing DVD Regional Codes
If you need to manually eject a CD/
DVD (e.g. due to an unexpected
power interruption) you may push the
end of a straightened paper clip into
the emergency eject hole. Do not use
a sharpened pencil or any object that
may break and become lodged in the
hole. Don’t try to remove a floppy
disk/CD/DVD while the system is accessing it. This may cause the system to “crash”.
Go to the Control Panel and double-click Device
Manager (Hardware and Sound), then click the +
next to DVD/CD-ROM drives. Double-click on the
DVD-ROM device to bring up the Properties dialog
box, and select the DVD Region (tab) to bring up
the control panel to allow you to adjust the regional
code.
DVD region detection is device dependent, not OSdependent. You can select your module’s region
code 5 times. The fifth selection is permanent. This
cannot be altered even if you change your operating
system or you use the module in another computer.
6.
7.
8.
S/PDIF-Out Jack
Microphone-In
Jack
Headphone-Out
Jack
USB 2.0 Port
Optical Device
Drive Bay (for CD/
DVD Device - see
page 2 - 3)
RJ-11 Phone Jack
Security Lock Slot
Battery
Disk Eject Warning
Don’t try to eject a CD/DVD
while the system is accessing
it. This may cause the system
to “crash”. Stop the disk first
then eject it, or press the stop
button twice.
System Map: Right & Rear Views 1 - 15
1
1
Quick Start Guide
Figure 1 - 8
Bottom View
(Model A
Computers)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Battery
RAM & CPU Bay
Cover
Vent/Fan Intake/
Outlet
Hard Disk Bay
Cover
3.75G/HSPA
USIM Card
Location
Speakers
System Map: Bottom View - Model A
1
Battery Information
3
Always completely discharge, then fully charge, a
new battery before using it.
Completely discharge and
charge the battery at least
once every 30 days or after
about 20 partial discharges.
See “Energy Star Power
Saving” on page 3 - 10 for
full instructions.
2
3
3
3
5
4
6
6
CPU
The CPU is not a user serviceable part.
Overheating
To prevent your computer from overheating make sure nothing blocks the Vent/Fan Intake
while the computer is in use.
1 - 16 System Map: Bottom View - Model A
Quick Start Guide
System Map: Bottom View - Model B
Figure 1 - 9
Bottom View
(Model B
Computers)
1
Battery Information
Always completely discharge, then fully charge, a
new battery before using it.
Completely discharge and
charge the battery at least
once every 30 days or after
about 20 partial discharges.
See “Energy Star Power
Saving” on page 3 - 10 for
full instructions.
1.
2.
3
2
3.
4.
Battery
RAM & CPU Bay
Cover
Vent/Fan Intake/
Outlet
Hard Disk Bay
Cover
4
3
3
Note: the 3.75G/HSPA
USIM Card is located under the RAM & CPU Bay
Cover.
CPU
The CPU is not a user serviceable part.
Overheating
To prevent your computer from overheating make sure nothing blocks the Vent/Fan Intake
while the computer is in use.
System Map: Bottom View - Model B 1 - 17
1
1
Quick Start Guide
Windows Vista Start Menu & Control Panel
Most of the control panels, utilities and programs within Windows Vista (and most other Windows versions) are
accessed from the Start menu. When you install programs and utilities they will be installed on your hard disk
drive, and a shortcut will usually be placed in the Start menu and/or the desktop. Right-click the Start menu
icon , and then select Properties if you want to customize the appearance of the Start menu.
Click here to toggle Classic View
Figure 1 - 10 - Start Menu & Control Panel
In many instances throughout this manual you will see an instruction to open the Control Panel. The Control
Panel is accessed from the Start menu, and it allows you to configure the settings for most of the key features
in Windows (e.g. power, video, network, audio etc.). Windows Vista provides basic controls for many of the features, however many new controls are added (or existing ones are enhanced) when you install the drivers listed
in Table 4 - 1, on page 4 - 3. To see all controls it may be necessary to toggle to Classic View on.
1 - 18 Windows Vista Start Menu & Control Panel
Quick Start Guide
Video Features
You can configure display options, from the Display Settings control panel in Windows as long as the appropriate video driver is installed. For more detailed video information see “ATI Video Driver Controls” on
page B - 1.
To access Display Settings in Windows:
1. Click Start, and click Control Panel (or point to Settings and click Control Panel).
2. Click Adjust screen resolution under the Appearance and Personalization menu (or double-click
Personalization > Display Settings).
3. Move the slider to the preferred setting in Resolution: 1 (Figure 1 - 11 on page 1 - 20).
4. Click the arrow, and scroll to the preferred setting In Colors: 2 (Figure 1 - 11 on page 1 - 20).
5. Click Advanced Settings (button) 3 (Figure 1 - 11 on page 1 - 20).
To access the ATI Catalyst Control Center (See Appendix B for detailed information):
1.
2.
3.
4.
Click Advanced Settings (button) 3 (Figure 1 - 11 on page 1 - 20).
Click ATI Catalyst Control Center (tab) 4 (Figure 1 - 11 on page 1 - 20).
Click ATI Catalyst Control Center (button) 5 (Figure 1 - 11 on page 1 - 20) to access the control panel.
You can select Basic or Advanced options on the first run of the control panel (you can select Basic or
Advanced views from the View menu at any time).
Video Features 1 - 19
1
1
Quick Start Guide
Display Devices & Options
Besides the built-in LCD, you can also use an external VGA monitor (CRT)/external Flat Panel Display as
your display device.
4
1
5
2
3
Video Card Options
Note that card types, specifications and drivers are subject to continual updates and changes. Check with your service center for the latest
details on video cards supported.
Figure 1 - 11 - Display Settings & ATI Controls
1 - 20 Video Features
Quick Start Guide
Power Options
The Power Options (Hardware and Sound menu) control panel icon in Windows (see page 1 - 17) allows you
to configure power management features for your computer. You can conserve power by means of power plans
and configure the options for the power button, sleep button, computer lid (when closed), display and sleep
mode from the left menu. Note that the Power saver plan may have an affect on computer performance.
Click to select one of the existing plans, or click Create a power plan in the left menu and select the options to
create a new plan. Click Change Plan Settings and click Change advanced power settings to access further configuration options.
Pay attention to the instructions on battery care in “Energy Star Power Saving” on page 3 - 10.
Note: Sleep is the default power saving state in Windows Vista
Figure 1 - 12 - Power Options
Power Options 1 - 21
1
1
Quick Start Guide
1 - 22
Features & Components
Chapter 2: Features & Components
2
Overview
Read this chapter to learn more about the following main features and components
of the computer:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Hard Disk Drive
Optical (CD/DVD) Device
7-in-1 Card Reader
ExpressCard Slot
TouchPad and Buttons/Mouse
Audio Features
Adding a Printer
Overview 2 - 1
Features & Components
2
Power Safety
Before attempting to access any of the internal
components of your
computer please ensure
that the machine is not
connected to the AC
power, and that the machine is turned off. Also
ensure that all peripheral cables, including
phone lines, are disconnected from the computer.
Hard Disk Drive
The hard disk drive is used to store your data in the computer. The hard disk can be
taken out to accommodate other 2.5" serial (SATA) hard disk drives (see “Storage”
on page C - 2) with a height of 9.5 mm.
The hard disk is accessible from the bottom of your computer as seen below. For further details see “Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive” on page 6 - 4.
Model A
Model B
1
1
2
2
Figure 2 - 1
Hard Disk Location
3
2 - 2 Hard Disk Drive
3
Features & Components
Optical (CD/DVD) Device
There is a bay for a 5.25" optical (CD/DVD) device (12.7mm height). The actual device will depend on the module you purchased (see “Storage” on page C - 2). The
optical device is usually labeled “Drive D:” and may be used as a boot device if
properly set in the BIOS (see “Boot Menu” on page 5 - 12).
Loading Discs
To insert a CD/DVD, press the open button 1 and carefully place a CD/DVD onto
the disc tray with label-side facing up (use just enough force for the disc to click onto
the tray’s spindle). Gently push the CD/DVD tray in until its lock “clicks” and you
are ready to start. The busy indicator 2 will light up while data is being accessed,
or while an audio/video CD, or DVD, is playing. If power is unexpectedly interrupted, insert an object such as a straightened paper clip into the emergency eject hole
3 to open the tray.
Sound Volume
Adjustment
How high the sound volume can be set depends
on the setting of the volume control within Windows. Click the Volume
icon on the taskbar to
check the setting (see
“Audio Features” on
page 2 - 11).
Figure 2 - 2
Optical Device
2
1
3
Optical (CD/DVD) Device 2 - 3
2
Features & Components
2
Handling CDs or DVDs
CD Emergency Eject
If you need to manually
eject a CD (e.g. due to
an unexpected power
interruption) you may
push the end of a
straightened paper clip
into the emergency eject
hole. However please
do NOT use a sharpened pencil or similar
object that may break
and become lodged in
the hole.
Proper handling of your CDs/DVDs will prevent them from being damaged. Please
follow the advice below to make sure that the data stored on your CDs/DVDs can be
accessed.
Note the following:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Hold the CD or DVD by the edges; do not touch the surface of the disc.
Use a clean, soft, dry cloth to remove dust or fingerprints.
Do not write on the surface with a pen.
Do not attach paper or other materials to the surface of the disc.
Do not store or place the CD or DVD in high-temperature areas.
Do not use benzene, thinner, or other cleaners to clean the CD or DVD.
Do not bend the CD or DVD.
Do not drop or subject the CD or DVD to shock.
Disk Eject Warning
Don’t try to remove a
CD/DVD while the system is accessing it. This
may cause the system
to “crash”.
2 - 4 Optical (CD/DVD) Device
Features & Components
DVD Regional Codes
2
To change the DVD regional codes see “Changing DVD Regional Codes” on
page 1 - 15.
.
DVD Regional Coding
Table 2 - 1
Region
Geographical Location
1
USA, Canada
2
Western Europe, Japan, South
Africa, Middle East & Egypt
3
South-East Asia, Taiwan, South
Korea, The Philippines, Indonesia,
Hong Kong
4
South & Central America, Mexico,
Australia, New Zealand
5
N Korea, Russia, Eastern Europe,
India & Most of Africa
6
China
DVD Regional Coding
Optical (CD/DVD) Device 2 - 5
Features & Components
2
Card Reader Cover
Make sure you keep the
rubber cover provided in
the card reader when
not in use. This will help
prevent foreign objects
and/or dust getting in to
the card reader.
7-in-1 Card Reader
The card reader allows you to use some of the latest digital storage cards. Push the
card into the slot and it will appear as a removable device, and can be accessed in
the same way as your hard disk (s). Make sure you install the Card Reader driver
(see “CardReader” on page 4 - 6).
•
•
•
•
MMC (MultiMedia Card)
SD (Secure Digital)
MS (Memory Stick)
MS Pro (Memory Stick Pro)
• MS Duo (requires PC adapter*)
• Mini SD (requires PC adapter*)
• RS MMC (requires PC adapter*)
*Note: The PC adapters are usually supplied with these cards.
Figure 2 - 3
Left View
1.
Card Reader
1
2 - 6 7-in-1 Card Reader
Features & Components
ExpressCard Slot
The computer is equipped with an ExpressCard/34/54 slot that reads Express Card/
34 and ExpressCard/54 formats. ExpressCards are the successors to PCMCIA (PC
Cards). Make sure you install the Card Reader driver (see “CardReader” on page 4
- 6).
ExpressCard/54 is used for applications which require a larger interface slot, e.g.
CompactFlash card reader. The number denotes the card width; 54mm for the Express Card/54 and 34mm for the ExpressCard/34.
1
ExpressCard
Slot Cover
Make sure you keep the
rubber cover provided in
the ExpressCard slot
when not in use. This
will help prevent foreign
objects and/or dust getting in to the ExpressCard Slot.
Inserting and Removing ExpressCards
• Align the ExpressCard with the slot and push it in until it locks into place (as
pictured in the generic figure below).
• To remove an ExpressCard, simply press the card to eject it.
Figure 2 - 4
Left View
1.
Express Card
Slot
Figure 2 - 5
Inserting &
Removing Express
Cards
ExpressCard Slot 2 - 7
2
Features & Components
2
Mouse Driver
If you are using an external mouse your operating system may be
able to auto-configure
your mouse during its
installation or only enable its basic functions.
Be sure to check the
device’s user documentation for details.
TouchPad and Buttons/Mouse
The TouchPad is an alternative to the mouse; however, you can also add a mouse to
your computer through one of the USB ports. The TouchPad buttons function in
much the same way as a two-button mouse.
Once you have installed the TouchPad driver (see “TouchPad” on page 4 - 6) you
can configure the functions by double-clicking the TouchPad driver icon
on the
taskbar. You may then configure the TouchPad tapping, buttons, scrolling, pointer
motion and sensitivity options to your preferences. You will find further information
at www.synaptics.com.
Figure 2 - 6
Mouse Properties
2 - 8 TouchPad and Buttons/Mouse
Features & Components
Gestures and Device Settings
2
The Synaptics Gestures Suite application allows you to use a specific gesture (action) on the surface of the TouchPad to perform specific actions to manipulate documents, objects and applications.
You can configure the settings from the Device Settings tab in Mouse Properties:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Click Start, and click Control Panel (or point to Settings and click Control Panel).
Click Mouse (Hardware and Sound).
Click Device Settings (tab) and click Settings.
Use the menu tree on the left to access the user configurable settings.
Figure 2 - 7
Mouse Properties Device Settings
TouchPad and Buttons/Mouse 2 - 9
Features & Components
2
Show Video
You can get a clearer
view of the gestures involved by clicking the
Show Video option for
each gesture item.
Select the gesture
(Pinch Zoom, Rotating, Three Fingers
Down and Three Finger Flick) in the Device
Settings
>
Settings left tree menu
and click the Show
Video button to see
the demonstration video.
For more details on
any of the gestures see
the help in the lower
part of the right menu
window.
Scrolling
The two finger scrolling feature works in most scrollable windows and allows you
to scroll horizontally and vertically. Place two fingers, slightly separated, on the
TouchPad surface and slide both fingers in the direction required (in a straight continuous motion).
Zooming
The Pinch Zoom gesture can be used to perform the same function as a scroll wheel
in Windows applications that support CTRL + scroll wheel zoom functionality.
Place two fingers on the TouchPad (for best results use the tips of the fingers) and
slide them apart to zoom in, or closer together to zoom out.
Rotating
Use the Pivot Rotate gesture to rotate objects (e.g. photos) in 90 degree increments.
Place a finger down on the left “target” zone and keep it stationary. Place another
finger near the middle of the TouchPad and slide it in a circular motion around the
stationary finger (clockwise or counterclockwise) to rotate the object.
Three Finger-Flick/Three Fingers Down (Press)
These Three Finger-Flick gesture may be used to enhance navigation with a variety
of applications such as browsing the Internet or scrolling through a photo viewer.
The Three Fingers Down gesture may be used to launch user-selectable applications.
2 - 10 TouchPad and Buttons/Mouse
Features & Components
Audio Features
You can configure the audio options on your computer from the Sound control
panel in Windows, or from the Realtek HD Audio Manager icon in the taskbar/
control panel (right-click the taskbar icon bring up an audio menu). The volume
may also be adjusted by means of the Fn + F5/F6 key combination.
Sound Volume
Adjustment
The sound volume level
is set using the volume
control within Windows
(and the volume function keys on the computer). Click the volume
icon in the taskbar to
check the setting.
Right-click the icon
to access the menu
above.
Figure 2 - 8
Realtek Audio
Manager
Audio Features 2 - 11
2
Features & Components
2
Parallel Printer
After setting up the printer attach the parallel cable to the printer.
Connect the printer’s
parallel cable to the Parallel to USB converter,
and then plug the converter into the USB port.
Turn ON the printer,
then turn ON the computer.
Windows will identify the
printer and either load
one of its own drivers or
ask you to supply one.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
Adding a Printer
The most commonly used peripheral is a printer. The following conventions will
help you to add a printer; however it is always best to refer to the printer manual for
specific instructions and configuration options.
USB Printer
Most current printers have a USB interface connection. You may use any one of the
ports to connect the printer.
Install Instructions:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Set up the printer according to its instructions (unpacking, paper tray, toner/ink cartridge etc.).
Turn ON the computer.
Turn ON the printer.
Connect the printer’s USB cable to one of the USB ports on the computer.
Windows will identify the printer and either load one of its own drivers or ask you
to supply one. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Parallel Printer
This is still a very common type of printer. The install instructions are in the sidebar,
however you will need to purchase a parallel to USB converter.
2 - 12 Adding a Printer
Power Management
Chapter 3: Power Management
Overview
To conserve power, especially when using the battery, your computer power management conserves power by controlling individual components of the computer
(the monitor and hard disk drive) or the whole system. This chapter covers:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
The Power Sources
Turning on the Computer
Power Plans
Power-Saving States
Configuring the Power Buttons
Energy Star Power Saving
Battery Information
OS Note
Power
management
functions will vary slightly depending on your
operating system. For
more information it is
best to refer to the user’s
manual of your operating system.
(Note: All pictures used
on the following pages
are from the Windows
Vista OS.)
The computer uses enhanced power saving techniques to give the operating system
(OS) direct control over the power and thermal states of devices and processors. For
example, this enables the OS to set devices into low-power states based on user settings and information from applications.
Overview 3 - 1
3
Power Management
3
The Power Sources
The computer can be powered by either an AC/DC adapter or a battery pack.
Silent Mode
Use the
key to toggle Silent Mode to reduce fan noise and save
power
consumption.
Note this may reduce
computer performance.
AC/DC Adapter
Use only the AC/DC adapter that comes with your computer. The wrong type of AC/
DC adapter will damage the computer and its components.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Attach the AC/DC adapter to the DC-in jack on the left of the computer.
Plug the AC power cord into an outlet, and then connect the AC power cord to the
AC/DC adapter.
Raise the lid/LCD to a comfortable viewing angle.
Press the power button to turn “On”.
Battery
The battery allows you to use your computer while you are on the road or when an
electrical outlet is unavailable. Battery life varies depending on the applications and
the configuration you're using. To increase battery life, let the battery discharge
completely before recharging (see “How do I completely discharge the battery?”
on page 3 - 15).
We recommend that you do not remove the battery. For more information on the battery, please refer to “Energy Star Power Saving” on page 3 - 10.
3 - 2 The Power Sources
Power Management
Turning on the Computer
Now you are ready to begin using your computer. To turn it on simply press the power button on the front panel.
When the computer is on, you can use the power button as a Sleep/Hibernate hotkey button when it is pressed for less than 4 seconds (pressing and holding the power
button for longer than this will force the computer to shut down). Use Power Options (Hardware and Sound menu) control panel in Windows Vista to configure
this feature.
Shut Down
Note that you should always shut your computer down by choosing the
Shut Down command
from the Lock Button
Menu in Windows Vista. This will help prevent
hard disk or system
problems.
Forced Off
If the system “hangs”, and the Ctrl + Alt + Del key combination doesn’t work, press the power button for 4 seconds, or longer, to force the system to turn itself off.
Power Button Sleep
Sleep is the default power mode when the power button is pressed for less than 4 seconds.
You may configure the options for the power button from the Power Options (Hardware
and Sound menu) control panel in Windows Vista (see your OS’s documentation, or
“Configuring the Power Buttons” on page 3 - 8 for details).
Turning on the Computer 3 - 3
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3
Resuming
Operation
See Table 3 - 1, on
page 3 - 9 for information on how to resume
from a power-saving
state.
Password
It is recommended that
you enable a password
on system resume in order to protect your data.
Figure 3 - 1
Power Plan
Advanced Settings
3 - 4 Power Plans
Power Plans
The computer can be configured to conserve power by means of power plans. You
can use (or modify) an existing power plan, or create a new one.
The settings may be adjusted to set the display to turn off after a specified time, and
to send the computer into Sleep after a period of inactivity.
Click Change plan settings and then click Change advanced power settings to access further configuration options in Advanced Settings.
Power Management
Each Windows power plan will also adjust the processor performance of your machine in order to save power. This is worth bearing in mind if you are experiencing
any reduced performance (especially under DC/battery power).
Choose High performance for maximum performance when the computer is powered from an AC power source. Choose the Power saver (bear in mind that this
scheme may slow down the overall performance of the computer in order to save
power) for maximum power saving when the computer is battery (DC power) powered.
ATI PowerPlay™
PowerPlay™ in the ATI
Catalyst Control Center (in the Graphics Settings Tree View pane)
allows you to set your
graphics processor settings for higher performance or longer battery
life.
Figure 3 - 2
Power Plans
Power Plans 3 - 5
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Power Button
The Power Button
in the Start Menu (in
Classic View use the
Shut Down button
)
can be used to send the
computer into a powersaving state.
Sleep Mode &
Mobile PC Battery
A mobile PC in Sleep
uses very little battery
power.
After an extended period of time the computer
will save any open documents and applications
to hard disk.
Power-Saving States
You can use power-saving states to stop the computer’s operation and restart where
you left off. Sleep is the default power-saving state in Windows Vista.
Earlier versions of Windows used Stand By and Hibernate as system power-saving
states. Windows Vista combines the features of Stand By and Hibernate into the default Sleep power-saving state.
Sleep
In Sleep all of your work, settings and preferences are saved to memory before the
system sleeps. When you are not using your computer for a certain length of time,
which you specify in the operating system, it will enter Sleep to save power.
The PC wakes from Sleep within seconds and will return you to where you last left
off (what was on your desktop) without reopening the application(s) and file(s) you
last used.
If your mobile PC in Sleep is running on battery power the system will use only a
minimum amount of power. After an extended period the system will save all the
information to the hard disk and shut the computer down before the battery becomes
depleted.
3 - 6 Power-Saving States
Power Management
Hibernate
Hibernate uses the least amount of power of all the power-saving states and saves
all of your information on a part of the hard disk before it turns the system off. If a
power failure occurs the system can restore your work from the hard disk; if a power
failure occurs when work is saved only to memory, then the work will be lost. Hibernate will also return you to where you last left off within seconds. You should
put your mobile PC into Hibernate if you will not use the computer for a period of
time, and will not have the chance to charge the battery.
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Shut Down
You should shut down the computer if you plan to install new hardware (don’t forget to remove the battery and follow all the safety instructions in Chapter 6), plan
to be away from the computer for several days, or you do not need it to wake up and
run a scheduled task. Returning to full operation from shut down takes longer than
from Sleep or Hibernate.
Figure 3 - 3
Lock Button Menu
Power-Saving States 3 - 7
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3
Password
Protection
Configuring the Power Buttons
The power/sleep button (Fn + F4 key combo) and closed lid may be set to send the
computer in to a power-saving state.
It is recommended that
you enable a password
on wake up in order to
protect your data.
However you can disable this setting from the
Power Options menu
by clicking Require a
password on wakeup
in the left menu, and selecting the options (click
Change settings that
are currently unavailable).
Figure 3 - 4
Power Options
Define Power
Buttons
3 - 8 Configuring the Power Buttons
Power Management
Resuming Operation
You can resume operation from power-saving states by pressing the power button,
or in some cases pressing the sleep button (Fn + F4 key combo).
Power Status
Icon
To Resume
Color
Power Off
Off
Press the Power Button
Sleep
Blinking Green
Press the Power Button
Closing the Lid
If you have chosen to
send the computer to
Sleep when the lid is
closed, raising the lid
will wake the system up.
Press the Sleep Button (Fn + F4 Key Combo)
Off (battery)
Press the Power Button
Table 3 - 1
Press a Key or Move the Mouse/Touchpad
Resuming
Operation
Hibernate
Orange (AC/DC adapter)
Display Turned Off
Green
Power Button
When the computer is on, you can use the power button as a Sleep/Hibernate/Shut Down
hot key button when it is pressed for less than 4 seconds (pressing and holding the power
button for longer than this will force the computer to shut down).
Configuring the Power Buttons 3 - 9
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Energy Star Power Saving
This system supports Energy Star power management features that place computers (CPU, hard drive, etc.) into a low-power sleep modes after a designated period
of inactivity. If you want to enable Energy Star power saving then follow these instructions:
3
1.
2.
3.
Right-click the taskbar icon
.
Select Power Conservation Modes.
Select Energy Star to use the Energy Star power management and override other
power saving settings.
Figure 3 - 5
Energy Star Menu
3 - 10 Configuring the Power Buttons
Power Management
Battery Information
Follow these simple guidelines to get the best use out of your battery.
Low Battery
Warning
Battery Power
Your computer’s battery power is dependent upon many factors, including the programs you are running, and peripheral devices attached. You can set actions to be
taken (e.g. Shut down, Hibernate etc.), and set critical and low battery levels from
power plan Advanced Settings (see Figure 3 - 1 on page 3 - 4).
Click the battery icon
status.
in the taskbar to see the current battery level and charge
When the battery is critically low, immediately
connect the AC/DC
adapter to the computer
or save your work, otherwise, the unsaved
data will be lost when
the power is depleted.
Figure 3 - 6
Battery Icon
(Taskbar) & Battery
Advanced Settings
Battery Information 3 - 11
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3
Windows Mobility
Center
The Windows Mobility
Center control panel
provides an easy point
of access for information
on battery status, power
plans used and wireless
device status etc.
Conserving Battery Power
• Use a power plan that conserves power (e.g Power saver), however note that
this may have an affect on computer performance.
• Lower the brightness level of the LCD display. The system will decrease LCD
brightness slightly to save power when it is not powered by the AC/DC adapter.
• Reduce the amount of time before the display is turned off.
• Close wireless, Bluetooth, modem or communication applications when they are
not being used.
• Disconnect/remove any unnecessary external devices e.g. USB devices,
ExpressCards etc.
Figure 3 - 7
Windows Mobility
Center
3 - 12 Battery Information
Power Management
Battery Life
Battery life may be shortened through improper maintenance. To optimize the life
and improve its performance, fully discharge and recharge the battery at least
once every 30 days.
We recommend that you do not remove the battery yourself. If you do need to remove the battery for any reason (e.g. long term storage) see “Removing the Battery”
on page 6 - 3.
New Battery
Always completely discharge, then fully charge, a new battery (see “Battery FAQ”
on page 3 - 15 for instructions on how to do this).
Recharging the Battery with the AC/DC Adapter
The battery pack automatically recharges when the AC/DC adapter is attached and
plugged into an electrical outlet. If the computer is powered on, and in use, it will
take several hours to fully recharge the battery. When the computer is turned off but
plugged into an electrical outlet, battery charge time is less. (Refer to “LED Indicators” on page 1 - 9 for information on the battery charge status, and to “Energy Star
Power Saving” on page 3 - 10 for more information on how to maintain and properly recharge the battery pack.)
Battery Information 3 - 13
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Proper handling of the Battery Pack
3
Caution
• DO NOT disassemble the battery pack under any circumstances
• DO NOT expose the battery to fire or high temperatures, it may explode
• DO NOT connect the metal terminals (+, -) to each other
Danger of explosion if
battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the
same or equivalent type
recommended by the
manufacturer. Discard
used battery according
to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Damaged Battery Warning
Should you notice any physical defects (e.g. the battery is bent out of shape after being
dropped), or any unusual smells emanating from the notebook battery, shut your computer
down immediately and contact your service center. If the battery has been dropped we do
not recommend using it any further, as even if the computer continues to work with a damaged battery in place, it may cause circuit damage, which may possibly result in fire. It is
recommended that you replace your computer battery every two years.
3 - 14 Battery Information
Power Management
Battery FAQ
How do I completely discharge the battery?
Use the computer with battery power until it shuts down due to a low battery. Don’t
turn off the computer even if a message indicates the battery is critically low, just let
the computer use up all of the battery power and shut down on its own.
1.
2.
3.
3
Save and close all files and applications.
Create a power plan for discharging the battery and set all the options to Never.
Click Change plan settings (after saving it) and click Change advanced power
settings.
Figure 3 - 8
Power Plan Create
Battery Information 3 - 15
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4.
5.
Scroll down to Battery and click + to expand the battery options.
Choose the options below (click Yes if a warning appears):
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Figure 3 - 9
Power Options
Advanced Settings Battery
•
•
•
•
•
Low battery levels = 0%
Critical battery Levels = 0%
Low battery action = Do Nothing
Critical battery action (On battery) = Shut down
Critical battery action (Plugged in) = Do Nothing
3 - 16 Battery Information
Power Management
How do I fully charge the battery?
When charging the battery, don’t stop until the LED charging indicator light changes
from orange to green.
How do I maintain the battery?
Completely discharge and charge the battery at least once every 30 days or after
about 20 partial discharges.
Battery Information 3 - 17
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Drivers & Utilities
Chapter 4: Drivers & Utilities
This chapter deals with installing the drivers and utilities essential to the operation or improvement of some
of the computer’s subsystems. The system takes advantage of some newer hardware components for
which the latest versions of most available operating
systems haven’t built in drivers and utilities. Thus,
some of the system components won’t be auto-configured with an appropriate driver or utility during operating system installation. Instead, you need to
manually install some system-required drivers and
utilities.
What to Install
The Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc
contains the drivers and utilities necessary for the
proper operation of the computer.
Table 4 - 1, on page 4 - 3 lists what you need to install
and it is very important that the drivers are installed in the order indicated (see “Windows 7 Information” on page D - 1 for Windows 7
information).
Module Driver Installation
The procedures for installing drivers for the Wireless
LAN, PC Camera, 3.75G/HSPA and Fingerprint
modules are provided in “Modules & Options” on
page 7 - 1.
What to Install 4 - 1
4
Drivers & Utilities
Driver Installation
1.
Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual
disc and click Install Drivers/Option Drivers (button).
2.
4
If you wish to install the drivers manually see overleaf
for the driver path information.
3.
Check the driver installation order from Table 4 - 1,
on page 4 - 3 (the drivers must be installed in
this order) which is the same as that listed in the
Drivers Installer menu below.
Click to select the driver you wish to install, after
installing each driver it will become grayed out. If
you need to reinstall any driver, click the Unlock
button (you should uninstall the driver first).
Follow the instructions for each individual driver
installation procedure as listed on the following
pages.
Figure 4 - 1 - Drivers Installer Screen 1
Figure 4 - 2 - Drivers Installer Screen 2
4 - 2 Driver Installation
Drivers & Utilities
Driver - Windows Vista with Service Pack 2
Page
Chipset
Page 4 - 5
Video
Page 4 - 5
Audio
Page 4 - 6
Modem
Page 4 - 6
LAN
Page 4 - 6
TouchPad
Page 4 - 6
CardReader
Page 4 - 6
Hot Key
Page 4 - 6
Wireless LAN Module
Page 7 - 8
PC Camera Module
Page 7 - 26
3.75G/HSPA Module
Page 7 - 33
Fingerprint Reader Module
Page 7 - 51
Table 4 - 1 - Driver Installation
Manual Driver Installation
Click Browse CD (button) in the Drivers Installer application and browse to the executable file in the appropriate driver folder.
Windows Update
After installing all the drivers make sure you enable
Windows Update in order to get all the latest security
updates etc. (all updates will include the latest hotfixes
from Microsoft). See “Windows Update” on page 4 7 for instructions.
Windows Vista Service Pack 2
Make sure you install Windows Vista Service Pack 2
(or a Windows Vista version which includes Service
Pack 2) before installing any drivers. Go to the Microsoft website for download details, or contact your service
center.
Driver Installation 4 - 3
4
Drivers & Utilities
4
Updating/Reinstalling Individual Drivers
User Account Control (Win Vista)
If you wish to update/reinstall individual drivers it
may be necessary to uninstall the original driver.To do
this go to the Control Panel in the Windows OS and
double-click the Programs and Features icon (Programs > Uninstall a program). Click to select the
driver (if it is not listed see below) and click Uninstall,
and then follow the on screen prompts (it may be necessary to restart the computer). Reinstall the driver as
outlined in this chapter.
If a User Account Control prompt appears as part of
the driver installation procedure, click Continue or
Allow, and follow the installation procedure as directed.
If the driver is not listed in the Programs and Features menu:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Click Start, and click Control Panel (or point to
Settings and click Control Panel).
Double-click Device Manager (Hardware and
Sound > Device Manager).
Double-click the device you wish to update/reinstall
the driver for (you may need to click “+” to expand
the selection).
Click Driver (tab) and click the Update Driver or
Uninstall button and follow the on screen prompts.
4 - 4 Driver Installation
Windows Security Message
If you receive a Windows security message as part of
the driver installation process. Just click “Install this
driver software anyway” or “Install” to continue the
installation procedure.
You will receive this message in cases where the driver has been released after the version of Windows you
are currently using. All the drivers provided will have
already received certification for Windows.
Drivers & Utilities
New Hardware Found
Driver Installation Procedure
If you see the message “New Hardware Found” during the installation procedure (other than when outlined in the driver install procedure), click Cancel
to close the window, and follow the installation procedure.
Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual
disc and click Install Drivers (button).
Driver Installation General Guidelines
The driver installation procedure outlined in this
Chapter (and in Chapter 7 Options & Modules),
are accurate at the time of going to press.
Drivers are always subject to upgrade and revision
so the exact procedure for certain drivers may differ
slightly. As a general guide follow the default on
screen instructions for each driver (e.g. Next > Next
> Finish) unless you are an advanced user. In many
cases a restart is required to install the driver.
Chipset
1. Click 1.Install Chipset Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next > Yes > Next > Next.
3. Click Finish to restart the computer.
Video
1. Click 2.Install Video Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next > Install (button).
3. Click the Express (or Custom if you prefer to
manually configure the driver installation settings) button and click Next.
4. Click Accept (button) and click Yes.
5. Click Finish > Yes to restart the computer.
Note: After installing the video driver go to the Display Settings control panel to adjust the video settings
to the highest resolution (see “Video Features” on
page 1 - 19).
Driver Installation 4 - 5
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Audio
1. Click 3.Install Audio Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next.
3. Click Finish to restart the computer.
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Modem
1. Click 4.Install Modem Driver > Yes.
2. Click OK.
3. The modem is ready for dial-up configuration.
Modem Country Selection
Go to the Phone and Modem Options control panel (Hardware and Sound) and make sure the modem country selection
is appropriate for you.
LAN
1. Click 5.Install LAN Driver > Yes.
2. Click Install.
3. Click Finish.
4. The network settings can now be configured.
4 - 6 Driver Installation
TouchPad
1. Click 6.Install Touchpad Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next.
3. Click the button to accept the license, and then
click Next.
4. Click Finish > Restart Now to restart the computer.
CardReader
1. Click 7.Install CardReader Driver > Yes.
2. Click Install.
3. Click Finish.
Hot Key
1. Click 8.Install Hotkey Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next > Install.
3. Click Finish > Finish to restart the computer.
Drivers & Utilities
Optional Drivers
Windows Update
See the pages indicated for the driver installation procedures for any modules included in your purchase option.
After installing all the drivers make sure you enable Windows Update in order to get all the latest security updates etc. (all updates will include the latest hotfixes
from Microsoft).
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To enable Windows Update make sure you are connected to the internet:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Click Start, and click Control Panel (or point
to Settings and click Control Panel).
Click Check for updates (Security), or
double-click Security Center and click
Windows Update.
Double-click Check for updates (button).
The computer will now check for updates
(you need to be connected to the internet).
Click Install now (button) to install the
updates.
Figure 4 - 3 - Drivers Installer - Option Drivers Menu
Driver Installation 4 - 7
Drivers & Utilities
4
Bluetooth Module
3.75G/HSPA Module
Note: The operating system is the default setting for
Bluetooth control in Windows Vista, and does not require a driver. See “Bluetooth Module” on page 7 - 2
for configuration instructions.
See the introduction in “3.75G/HSPA Module” on
page 7 - 33, and check the installation procedure.
Wireless LAN Module
See the introduction in “Wireless LAN Module” on
page 7 - 7, and check the installation procedure.
PC Camera Module
See the introduction in “PC Camera Module” on
page 7 - 25, and check the installation procedure.
4 - 8 Driver Installation
Fingerprint Reader Module
See the introduction in “Fingerprint Reader Module”
on page 7 - 51, and check the installation procedure.
BIOS Utilities
Chapter 5: BIOS Utilities
Overview
This chapter gives a brief introduction to the computer’s built-in software:
Diagnostics: The POST (Power-On Self Test)
Configuration: The Setup utility
If your computer has never been set up, or you are making important changes to the
system (e.g. hard disk setup), then you should review this chapter first and note the
original settings found in Setup. Even if you are a beginner, keep a record of the settings you find and any changes you make. This information could be useful if your
system ever needs servicing.
BIOS Settings
Warning
Incorrect settings can
cause your system to
malfunction. To correct
mistakes, return to Setup and restore the Setup Defaults with <F9>.
There is one general rule: Don’t make any changes unless you are sure of what you
are doing. Many of the settings are required by the system, and changing them could
cause it to become unstable or worse. If you have any doubts, consult your service
representative.
Overview 5 - 1
5
BIOS Utilities
POST Screen
5
1.BIOS information
2.CPU type
3.Memory status
4.Enter Setup prompt
appears only during
POST
The Power-On Self Test (POST)
Each time you turn on the computer, the system takes a few seconds to conduct a
POST, including a quick test of the on-board RAM (memory).
As the POST proceeds, the computer will tell you if there is anything wrong. If there
is a problem that prevents the system from booting, it will display a system summary
and prompt you to run Setup.
If there are no problems, the Setup prompt will disappear and the system will load
the operating system. Once that starts, you can’t get into Setup without rebooting.
Note: The POST screen
as pictured right is for
guideline purposes only.
The POST screen on
your computer may appear slightly different. If
you disable the Boottime Diagnostic Screen,
the POST screen will not
appear.
1
2
3
Figure 5 - 1
POST Screen
4
5 - 2 The Power-On Self Test (POST)
BIOS Utilities
Failing the POST
Errors can be detected during the POST. There are two categories, “fatal” and “nonfatal”.
Fatal Errors
These stop the boot process and usually indicate there is something seriously wrong
with your system. Take the computer to your service representative or authorized
service center as soon as possible.
Non-Fatal Errors
This kind of error still allows you to boot. You will get a message identifying the
problem (make a note of this message!) followed by the prompt:
• Press <F1> to resume
• <F2> to enter Setup
Press F1 to see if the boot process can continue. It may work, without the correct
configuration.
Press F2 to run the Setup program and try to correct the problem. If you still get an
error message after you change the setting, or if the “cure” seems even worse, call
for help.
The Power-On Self Test (POST) 5 - 3
5
BIOS Utilities
The Setup Program
The Phoenix Setup program tells the system how to configure itself and manage basic features and subsystems (e.g. port configuration).
Entering Setup
5
To enter Setup, turn on the computer and press F2 during the POST. The prompt
(Press F2 to Enter Setup) seen on page 5 - 2 is usually present for a few seconds
after you turn on the system. If you get a “Keyboard Error”, (usually because you
pressed F2 too quickly) just press F2 again.
If the computer is already on, reboot using the Ctrl + Alt + Delete combination and
then hold down F2 when prompted. The Setup main menu will appear.
5 - 4 The Setup Program
BIOS Utilities
Setup Screens
The following pages contain additional advice on portions of the Setup.
Setup Menus
Along the top of the screen is a menu bar with menu headings. When you select a
heading, a new screen appears. Scroll through the features listed on each screen to
make changes to Setup.
Instructions on how to navigate each screen are in the box along the bottom of the
screen. If these tools are confusing, press F1 to call up a General Help screen, and
then use the arrow keys to scroll up or down the page.
The
Setup
menus
shown in this section are
for reference only. Your
computer’s menus will
indicate the configuration appropriate for your
model and options.
The Item Specific Help on the right side of each screen explains the highlighted
item and has useful messages about its options.
If you see an arrow next to an item, press Enter to go to a sub-menu on that subject. The sub-menu screen that appears has a similar layout, but the Enter key may
execute a command.
The Setup Program 5 - 5
5
BIOS Utilities
Main Menu
Figure 5 - 2
Main Menu
5
System Time & Date (Main Menu)
The hour setting uses the 24-hour system (i.e., ØØ = midnight; 13 = 1 pm). If you
can change the date and time settings in your operating system, you will also change
these settings. Some applications may also alter data files to reflect these changes.
5 - 6 Main Menu
BIOS Utilities
SATA Port 1/2/5 (Main Menu)
Pressing Enter opens the sub-menu to show the configuration of an HDD/optical device on the computer’s SATA Port 1/2/5. Use the Auto (Type:) setting to have the
items configured automatically for you.
System Memory (Main Menu)
This item contains information on the system memory, and is not user configurable.
The system will auto detect the amount of memory installed.
5
BIOS Revision/KBC/EC Firmware Revision (Main Menu)
This item contains information on the current BIOS and firmware versions.
VGA Card/VBIOS Revision/VBIOS Build Date (Main Menu)
This item contains information on the current videos card installed, and on the Video
BIOS version.
Main Menu 5 - 7
BIOS Utilities
Advanced Menu
5
Figure 5 - 3
Advanced Menu
Legacy USB Support (Advanced Menu)
Use this menu item to enable/disable the support for Legacy Universal Serial Bus in
non-USB aware operating systems.
5 - 8 Advanced Menu
BIOS Utilities
Boot-time Diagnostic Screen (Advanced Menu)
Use this menu item to enable/disable the Boot-time Diagnostic Screen or Power-On
Self Test (see “The Power-On Self Test (POST)” on page 5 - 2).
Legacy OS Boot: (Advanced Menu)
Enable this item to support only system boot from the Legacy OS (e.g Windows Vista). If disabled the system will attempt to boot from the EFI (Extensible Firmware
Interface) before the Legacy OS.
5
Battery Low Alarm Beep (Advanced Menu)
Use this menu item to enable/disable the audible warning when the battery has
reached low power status.
Advanced Menu 5 - 9
BIOS Utilities
Security Menu
Security Menu
5
The changes you
make here affect the
access to the Setup
utility itself, and also
access to your machine as it boots up after you turn it on.
These settings do not
affect your machine or
network
passwords
which will be set in
your software OS.
Figure 5 - 4
Security Menu
5 - 10 Security Menu
Set Supervisor Password (Security Menu)
You can set a password for access to the PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility. This will not
affect access to the computer OS, (only the PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility).
BIOS Utilities
Set User Password (Security Menu)
You can set a password for user mode access to the PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility.
This will not affect access to the computer OS, (only the Setup utility) unless you
choose to set a Password on Boot (see below). Many menu items in the PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility cannot be modified in user mode. You can only set the user
password after you have set the supervisor password.
Fixed disk boot sector: (Security Menu)
If you choose “Write-Protect” this will protect against viruses being written to the
hard disk boot sector (this is not a substitute for installing an anti-virus program - see
“Viruses” on page 8 - 4).
Password on boot: (Security Menu)
Specify whether or not a password should be entered to boot the computer (you may
only set a password on boot if a supervisor password is enabled). If “Enabled”
is selected, only users who enter a correct password can boot the system (see the
warning in the sidebar). The default setting is “Disabled”.
Password Warning
If you set a boot password (Password on boot
is “Enabled“), NEVER
forget your password.
The consequences of
this could be serious. If
you cannot remember
your boot password you
must contact your vendor and you may lose all
of the information on
your hard disk.
Note: To clear existing passwords press Enter and type the existing password, then
press Enter for the new password (without typing any password entry) and Enter
again to confirm the password clearance.
Security Menu 5 - 11
5
BIOS Utilities
Boot Menu
Figure 5 - 5
Boot Menu
5
When you turn the computer on it will look for an operating system (e.g. Windows
Vista) from the devices listed in this menu, and in this priority order. If it cannot
find the operating system on that device, it will try to load it from the next device in
the order specified in the Boot priority order. Item specific help on the right is
available to help you move devices up and down the order.
5 - 12 Boot Menu
BIOS Utilities
Exit Menu
Figure 5 - 6
Exit Menu
5
Choosing to Discard Changes, or Exit Discarding Changes, will wipe out any
changes you have made to the Setup. You can also choose to restore the original Setup defaults that will return the Setup to its original state, and erase any previous
changes you have made in a previous session.
Exit Menu 5 - 13
BIOS Utilities
5
5 - 14
Upgrading The Computer
Chapter 6: Upgrading The Computer
Overview
This chapter contains information on upgrading the computer. Follow the steps outlined to make the desired upgrades. If you have any trouble or problems you can contact your service representative for further help. Before you begin you will need:
• A small crosshead or Phillips screwdriver
• A small regular slotted (flathead) screwdriver
• An antistatic wrist strap
Warranty Warning
Please check with your
service representative
before undertaking any
upgrade procedures to
find out if this will VOID
your warranty.
Before working with the internal components you will need to wear an antistatic
wrist strap to ground yourself because static electricity may damage the components.
The chapter includes:
•
•
•
•
Removing the Battery
Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive
Upgrading the Optical (CD/DVD) Device
Upgrading the System Memory (RAM)
Please make sure that you review each procedure before you perform it.
Overview 6 - 1
6
Upgrading The Computer
When Not to Upgrade
Power Safety
Warning
6
Before you undertake
any upgrade procedures, make sure that
you have turned off the
power, and disconnected all peripherals and
cables (including telephone lines). It is advisable to also remove your
battery in order to prevent accidentally turning
the machine on.
These procedures involve opening the system’s case, adding and sometimes replacing parts.
You should not perform any of these upgrades if:
•
•
•
•
Your system is still under warranty or a service contract
You don’t have all the necessary equipment
You’re not in the correct environment
You doubt your abilities
Under any of these conditions, contact your service representative to purchase or replace the component(s).
Removal Warning
When removing any cover(s) and screw(s) for the purposes of device upgrade, remember
to replace the cover(s) and screw(s) before turning the computer on.
Upgrading the Processor
If you want to upgrade your computer by replacing the existing processor with a faster/new one you will need to contact your customer service representative. We recommend that you do not do this yourself, since if it is done incorrectly you may
damage the processor or mainboard.
6 - 2 Overview
Upgrading The Computer
Removing the Battery
If you are confident in undertaking upgrade procedures yourself, for safety reasons
it is best to remove the battery.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn the computer off, and turn it over.
Slide the latch 1 in the direction of the arrow.
Slide the latch 2 in the direction of the arrow, and hold it in place.
Slide the battery out in the direction of the arrow 3 .
Warranty Warning
Please check with your
service representative
before undertaking any
upgrade procedures to
find out if this will VOID
your warranty.
6
2
1
Figure 6 - 1
Battery Removal
3
Removing the Battery 6 - 3
Upgrading The Computer
HDD System
Warning
6
New HDD’s are blank. Before you begin make sure:
You have backed up any
data you want to keep from
your old HDD.
You have all the CD-ROMs
and FDDs required to install your operating system
and programs.
If you have access to the internet, download the latest
application and hardware
driver updates for the operating system you plan to install. Copy these to a
removable medium.
Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive
The hard disk drive can be taken out to accommodate other 2.5" serial (SATA) hard
disk drives with a height of 9.5mm (h) (see “Storage” on page C - 2). Follow your
operating system’s installation instructions, and install all necessary drivers and utilities (see “Driver Installation” on page 4 - 2), when setting up a new hard disk.
1.
2.
3.
Turn off the computer, and turn it over and remove the battery.
Locate the hard disk bay cover and loosen screws 1 & 2 .
Remove the hard disk bay cover 3 .
Model A
Model B
1
1
2
2
Figure 6 - 2
Hard Disk Bay
Cover Removal
3
6 - 4 Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive
3
Upgrading The Computer
4.
5.
Grip the tab and slide the hard disk in the direction of arrow 4
Lift the hard disk out of the bay 5 .
.
Model A
Figure 6 - 3
HDD Assembly
Removal
4
6
5
Model B
5
4
Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive 6 - 5
Upgrading The Computer
6.
7.
Remove the screw(s) 6 (for Model B only) and the adhesive cover 7 .
Reverse the process to install a new hard disk drive (do not forget to replace all the
screws and covers).
6
Model B
6
7
Figure 6 - 4
HDD Cover
Removal
Model A
7
6 - 6 Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive
Hard Disk Screws &
Cover
The hard disks and covers pictured here may
appear slightly different
from your model design
(these designs are subject to change and upgrade without notice).
Pay careful attention to
the screws (if included)
and cover orientation.
Upgrading The Computer
Upgrading the Optical (CD/DVD) Device
1.
2.
3.
Turn off the computer, and turn it over and remove the battery.
Locate the hard disk bay cover and loosen screws 1 & 2 .
Remove the hard disk bay cover 3 .
Model A
Model B
Figure 6 - 5
Removing the HDD
Cover
1
1
2
2
3
3
Upgrading the Optical (CD/DVD) Device 6 - 7
6
Upgrading The Computer
4.
5.
Remove the screw at point 6 , and use a screwdriver to carefully push out the
optical device at point 7 .
Reverse the process to install the new device.
6
Figure 6 - 6
6
Removing the
Optical Device
7
7
6 - 8 Upgrading the Optical (CD/DVD) Device
Upgrading The Computer
Upgrading the System Memory (RAM)
The computer has two memory sockets for 204 pin Small Outline Dual In-line (SODIMM) DDRIII (DDR3) type memory modules (see “Memory” on page C - 2 for
details of supported module types).
1.
2.
Turn off the computer, and turn it over and remove the battery.
Locate the RAM & CPU bay cover and remove screws 1 - 3 .
3
2
Model A
1
Figure 6 - 7
1
2
Model B
CPU/RAM Bay
Cover Screws
3
Upgrading the System Memory (RAM) 6 - 9
6
Upgrading The Computer
3.
4.
Carefully (a fan and cable are attached to the under side of the cover) lift up
the bay cover.
Carefully disconnect the fan cable 4 , and remove the cover 5 .
Fan Cable & Cover
6
Make sure you reconnect the fan cable 4
before screwing down
the bay cover. Note the
information on replacing
the RAM & CPU bay
cover in “Cover Pins”
on page 6 - 12.
Model A
5
Contact Warning
4
Be careful not to touch
the metal pins on the
RAM module’s connecting edge. Even the
cleanest hands have
oils which can attract
particles, and degrade
the module’s performance.
Model B
5
Figure 6 - 8
CPU/RAM Bay
Cover Removed
6 - 10 Upgrading the System Memory (RAM)
4
Upgrading The Computer
5.
6.
7.
8.
Gently pull the two release latches on the sides of the memory socket in the
direction indicated by the arrows ( 6 & 7 ) in Figure 6 - 9.
The RAM module will 8 pop-up, and you can remove it.
Pull the latches to release the second module if necessary.
Insert a new module holding it at about a 30° angle and fit the connectors firmly
into the memory slot.
Figure 6 - 9
RAM Module
Removal
6
6
7
8
Single Memory
Module Installation
9.
The module’s pin alignment will allow it to only fit one way. Make sure the module
is seated as far into the slot as it will go. DO NOT FORCE the module; it should fit
without much pressure.
If your computer has a
single memory module,
then insert the module
into the Channel 0
(JDIMM1) socket. In this
case this is the lower
memory socket (the
socket closest to the
mainboard).
Upgrading the System Memory (RAM) 6 - 11
Upgrading The Computer
Cover Pins
6
Note that there are cover pins need to be
aligned with slots in the
case to insure a proper
cover fit, before screwing down the bay cover
(see Figure 6 - 10).
10. Press the module in and down towards the mainboard until the slot levers click into
place to secure the module.
11. Replace the bay cover (see sidebar and below for Model A Computers) and
screws (make sure you reconnect the fan cable before screwing down the
bay cover).
Model A
Model B
Figure 6 - 10
Cover Pin
Alignment
12. Restart the computer to allow the BIOS to register the new memory configuration
as it starts up.
6 - 12 Upgrading the System Memory (RAM)
Modules & Options
Chapter 7: Modules & Options
Overview
This chapter contains information on the following modules, which may come with
your computer, depending on the configuration purchased. If you are unsure please
contact your service representative.
•
•
•
•
•
Bluetooth Module
Wireless LAN Module
PC Camera Module
3.75G/HSPA Module
Fingerprint Reader Module
Wireless Device
Operation Aboard
Aircraft
The use of any portable
electronic transmission devices aboard aircraft is usually prohibited. Make sure
the module(s) are OFF if
you are using the computer
aboard aircraft.
Important Notice
Important Notice - 3.75G/HSPA & Bluetooth/Wireless LAN Modules
In order to comply with FCC regulations you should NOT operate the 3.75G/HSPA module
and the Bluetooth/Wireless LAN modules at the same time as this may disrupt radio frequency, and cause interference. When the 3.75G/HSPA module is powered on, make sure
that the Bluetooth/Wireless LAN modules are powered off.
If your purchase option includes both Wireless LAN
and 3.75G/HSPA modules,
then the appropriate antennas will be installed. Note
that In order to comply with
FCC RF exposure compliance requirements, the antenna must not be colocated or operate in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
Overview 7 - 1
7
Modules & Options
Wireless Device
Operation Aboard
Aircraft
The use of any portable
electronic transmission devices aboard aircraft is usually prohibited. Make sure
the module(s) are OFF if
you are using the computer
aboard aircraft.
7
Bluetooth Module
The operating system’s Bluetooth Devices control panel is used to configure the
Bluetooth settings in Windows Vista, and therefore does not require a driver. Use
the Fn + F12 key combination (see “Function/Hot Key Indicators” on page 1 13) to toggle power to the Bluetooth module. When the Bluetooth module is powered on, the
LED will be orange and the on-screen indicator will briefly be displayed.
Use the Fn + F12 key combination to toggle power to
the Bluetooth module, and
check the LED indicator to
see if the module is powered on or not (see Table 1
- 6, on page 1 - 13/ Table 1
- 4, on page 1 - 9).
Bluetooth Data Transfer
Note that the transfer of data between the computer and a Bluetooth enabled device is supported in one direction only (simultaneous data transfer is not supported). Therefore
if you are copying a file from your computer to a Bluetooth enabled device, you will not be
able to copy a file from the Bluetooth enabled device to your computer until the file transfer
process from the computer has been completed.
Bluetooth Module & Resuming From Sleep Mode
The Bluetooth module’s default state will be off after resuming from the Sleep power-saving
state. Use the key combination (Fn + F12) to power on the Bluetooth module after the computer resumes from Sleep.
7 - 2 Bluetooth Module
Modules & Options
Bluetooth Configuration in Windows Vista
Setup your Bluetooth Device so the Computer Can Find it
1.
2.
Turn your Bluetooth device (e.g. PDA, mobile phone etc.) on.
Make the device discoverable (to do this check your device documentation).
To Turn the Bluetooth Module On
1.
2.
3.
Press the Fn + F12 key combination to power on the Bluetooth module.
A Bluetooth icon will appear in the taskbar (see sidebar).
You can then do any of the following to access the Bluetooth Devices control
panel.
•
•
Double-click the icon
to access the Bluetooth Devices control panel.
Click Start, and click Control Panel (or point to Settings and click Control Panel), and then
click Bluetooth Devices (Hardware and Sound).
•
Click/Right-click the icon
and choose an option from the menu.
Bluetooth Taskbar
Icon
If you cannot see the
Bluetooth icon in the taskbar, access the Bluetooth Devices control
panel. Click Bluetooth
Settings > Options, and
make sure that Show the
Bluetooth icon in the
notification area check
box (Connections) has a
tick inside it.
Note that you will need to
check the LED indicator
to see if the module is
powered on or not.
Add Wireless Device
Bluetooth Settings
Figure 7 - 1
Bluetooth Devices &
Click Icon Menu
Bluetooth Module 7 - 3
7
Modules & Options
To Add a Bluetooth Device
1.
2.
Pairing Options
7
If a device has been previously connected then
the pairing option menu
will appear when you attempt subsequent connections. You can choose
to have the computer create a pairing code for you,
use the device’s existing
pairing code or you can
pair certain devices without using a code.
3.
4.
Access the Bluetooth Devices control panel and click Bluetooth Settings.
Click Options (tab), and make sure that Allow Bluetooth devices to connect to
this computer check box (Connections) has a tick inside it, and click OK.
Click Add Wireless Device in the Bluetooth Devices control panel.
Double-click the device you want to pair with the computer.
Figure 7 - 2
Pair with a wireless
device
5.
7 - 4 Bluetooth Module
On first connection the computer will provide you with a pairing code to be entered
onto the device.
Modules & Options
6.
Enter the code into your Bluetooth enabled device and follow any on-screen
instructions to complete the pairing.
Figure 7 - 3
Pairing Codes
Pairing Code
Example
The example outlined here shows a connection to
a mobile device. Other devices e.g. computers,
may have a slightly different connection procedure, and may require you to confirm a pairing
code is correct on both devices. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the pairing.
7.
8.
9.
7
Windows will check to see if any drivers are required to complete the pairing.
Follow any on-screen instructions on the computer if device drivers are required to
be installed.
Click Close.
Figure 7 - 4
Pairing Complete &
Bluetooth Device
Enabled
Bluetooth Module 7 - 5
Modules & Options
To Change Settings for the Bluetooth Device
1.
2.
Bluetooth Help
7
To get help on Bluetooth
configuration and settings, select Help and
Support from the Start
menu. Type Bluetooth in
the Search Help box, and
select an item from the returned search results to
get more information.
Access the Bluetooth Devices control panel.
Click on the device you want to change and click Properties to:
•
•
Change the name of the device (click General, type a new name and click OK).
Enable/Disable a service (click Services, clear/tick the check box next to the service and click OK).
To Make your Computer Discoverable to Bluetooth Devices
1.
2.
3.
Figure 7 - 5
Bluetooth Settings Options
7 - 6 Bluetooth Module
Access the Bluetooth Devices control panel.
Click Bluetooth Settings > Options, and make sure that Allow Bluetooth
devices to find this computer check box (Discovery) has a tick inside it.
Make sure that the Alert me when a new Bluetooth device wants to connect
check box (Connections) has a tick inside it, if you want to be notified when a
Bluetooth device wants to connect.
Modules & Options
Wireless LAN Module
If you have included an Intel® Wi-Fi Link 5300 Series, Intel® Advanced N Wi-Fi
Link 6200, Intel® Ultimate N Wi-Fi Link 6300, 3rd Party 802.11b/g or 3rd Party
802.11b/g/n WLAN module in your purchase option, make sure that the Wireless
LAN module is on before installing the driver.
Use the Fn + F11 key combination (see “Function/Hot Key Indicators” on page 1
- 13) to toggle power to the Wireless LAN module. When the WLAN module is
powered on, the
LED will be green and the on-screen indicator will briefly be displayed. Make sure you install the drivers in the order indicated in Table 4 - 1, on
page 4 - 3.
The standard driver installation procedure for the Intel® Wi-Fi Link Series module
is outlined overleaf. If you want to include Intel® My WiFi Technology as part of
the installation procedure, DO NOT install the driver as per the instructions
overleaf, instead see “Intel® My WiFi Installation & Configuration” on page 7 12.
Wireless Device
Operation Aboard
Aircraft
The use of any portable
electronic transmission devices aboard aircraft is usually prohibited. Make sure
the module(s) are OFF if
you are using the computer
aboard aircraft.
Use the Fn + F11 key combination to toggle power to
the WLAN module, and
check the indicator to see if
the module is powered on
or not (see Table 1 - 6, on
page 1 - 13/ Table 1 - 4, on
page 1 - 9).
If you have installed the standard driver (as per the instructions overleaf) and wish
to enable Intel® My WiFi Technology at a later point you will need to reinstall the
driver (choose Unlock from the Drivers Installer menu). Follow the driver installation procedure and choose Modify from the menu when the option appears, and then
follow the remaining installation instructions in “Intel® My WiFi Installation &
Configuration” on page 7 - 12.
Wireless LAN Module 7 - 7
7
Modules & Options
Intel® Wi-Fi Link Series Driver Installation
7
If you see the message “Found New Hardware” click Cancel to close the window.
Intel(R) PROSet/
Wireless
1. Make sure the module is powered on, then insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the CD/DVD drive.
2. Click Option Drivers (button).
3. Click 1.Install WLAN Driver > Yes.
4. Click Next > Next.
5. Click the button to accept the license and click Next.
6. Click Next > Next > Finish.
Access
the
Intel
PROSet Wireless tools
(Statistics and Diagnostic tools) from the Start
menu (Start > Programs/All Programs >
Intel PROSet). These
tools provide diagnostic
and statistical information only (use the WLAN
control in Windows Vista to connect to a WLAN
access point).
3rd Party 802.11b/g/n or 802.11b/g/n Driver Installation
1. Make sure the module is powered on, then insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the CD/DVD drive.
2. Click Option Drivers (button).
3. Click 1.Install WLAN Driver > Yes.
4. Choose the language you prefer and click Next.
5. Click Next > Install.
6. Click Finish.
Note: The operating system is the default setting for Wireless LAN control in Windows Vista (see overleaf).
7 - 8 Wireless LAN Module
Modules & Options
Connecting to a Wireless Network
Make sure the Wireless LAN module is turned on.
1.
Click the taskbar wireless icon , and then click Connect to a network (or rightclick the icon , and then click Connect to a network).
Figure 7 - 6
Taskbar Menus
Click icon
Right-click icon
2.
3.
In the Show list, click to choose Wireless from the drop-down menu.
A list of currently available networks will appear.
Network and
Sharing Center
You can also use the Network and Sharing Center control panel in
Windows (Network and
Internet) to connect to
any available wireless
networks.
Figure 7 - 7
Connect to a
Network
Wireless LAN Module 7 - 9
7
Modules & Options
4.
5.
Click a network, and then click Connect.
If you do not see a network you want to connect to, click Set up a connection or
network (a list of options will appear allowing manual searching, and creating a
new network).
6.
Move the cursor over the taskbar icon
Figure 7 - 8
Connecting
7
Figure 7 - 9
Connection Status
7 - 10 Wireless LAN Module
to see the connection status (see below).
Modules & Options
7.
To disconnect from the wireless network you can click the taskbar wireless icon ,
and then select Connect or disconnect to access the network menu, and click
Disconnect (or right-click the icon , and then click Disconnect from).
Click icon
Security Enabled
Networks
You should try to make
sure that any network you
are connecting to is a secure network.
Connecting to unsecure networks may allow unauthorized access to your
computer, documents, websites and files etc.
Figure 7 - 10
Disconnecting
Right-click icon
Wireless LAN Module 7 - 11
7
Modules & Options
Intel® My WiFi Help
7
To get help on Intel®
My WiFi configuration
and settings, access the
Intel® My WiFi Utility
from the Start menu
(Start > Programs/All
Programs
>
Intel
PROSet Wireless > Intel
My WiFi Technology), or
by clicking the taskbar
icon
. Click the Help
icon
and select
a help topic from the
Contents menu.
Intel® My WiFi Installation & Configuration
Intel® My WiFi Technology uses your WLAN module to allow you to connect up
to eight other WiFi enabled devices (e.g. digital cameras, other computers, cell
phones, handheld devices etc.) to your computer (similar to Bluetooth), while still
connecting to the Internet through your WiFi wireless connection. Intel® My WiFi
Technology offers greater range and speed than other personal area networks, and
does not require an access point.
7 - 12 Wireless LAN Module
Modules & Options
Intel® Wi-Fi Link Series My WiFi Driver Installation
If you see the message “Found New Hardware” click Cancel to close the window.
1. Make sure the module is powered on, then insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the CD/DVD drive.
2. Click Option Drivers (button).
3. Click 1.Install WLAN Driver > Yes.
4. Click Next > Next.
5. Click the button to accept the license and click Next > Next.
6. Click Custom (button) and click Next.
7. Click Intel(R) My WiFi Technology (button) and select “This feature will
be installed on local hard drive.”
Intel(R) PROSet/
Wireless
Access
the
Intel
PROSet Wireless tools
(Statistics and Diagnostic tools) from the Start
menu (Start > Programs/All Programs >
Intel PROSet). These
tools provide diagnostic
and statistical information only (use the WLAN
control in Windows Vista to connect to a WLAN
access point).
Figure 7 - 11
8. Click Next > Finish.
Intel(R) PRO Set
Intel(R) My WiFi
Technology
Installation
Wireless LAN Module 7 - 13
7
Modules & Options
Intel® My WiFi Configuration
You can configure the My WiFi settings as follows.
1.
2.
7
Access the Intel® My WiFi Utility from the Start menu (Start > Programs/All
Programs > Intel PROSet Wireless > Intel My WiFi Technology), or by clicking
the taskbar icon .
Click Enable
(on the first run of the program there will be no connected
devices listed).
Figure 7 - 12
Intel® My WiFi
Utility
7 - 14 Wireless LAN Module
Modules & Options
3.
4.
5.
Click Start, and click Control Panel (or point to Settings and click Control
Panel).
Click Network and Sharing Center (Network and Internet).
Click Manage Network Connections.
Click Manage Network
Connections
Figure 7 - 13
Network and
Sharing Center
7
6.
Right-click Intel WiFi STA (Station) in Network Connections and select
Properties.
Figure 7 - 14
Right-click Intel WiFi STA
(Station) and select Properties.
Intel WiFi STA
Properties
(Network
Connections)
Wireless LAN Module 7 - 15
Modules & Options
7.
8.
9.
Click Sharing (tab) and select “Allow other network users to connect through
this computer’s Internet connection”.
Select Intel My WiFi PAN under Home Networking Connection.
Click OK.
Click “Allow other network
users to connect through
this computer’s Internet
connection”.
Select Intel My WiFi PAN.
7
Figure 7 - 15
Intel WiFi STA
Properties Sharing
7 - 16 Wireless LAN Module
Modules & Options
10. A message will appear to inform you that the LAN adapter will be set to use the IP
address 192.168.0.1.
11. Click Yes to enable Internet Connection Sharing.
Figure 7 - 16
IP Address
Warning
IP Addresses
12. Access the Intel® My WiFi Utility from the Start menu (Start > Programs/All
Programs > Intel PROSet Wireless > Intel My WiFi Technology), or by clicking
the taskbar icon .
13. Click Profiles
.
The Intel® My WiFi default gateway IP address is 192.168.0.1.
DO NOT use this address for any Wireless
Access Point (or any
other static IP address
on your network).
Figure 7 - 17
Intel® My WiFi
Utility
Wireless LAN Module 7 - 17
7
Modules & Options
14. Click Profiles, click Intel Wireless PAN and click Edit.
Figure 7 - 18
Profiles
15. You can change the Profile Name and Network Name to your personal
preferences in General (tab).
7
Profile and Network Names
Figure 7 - 19
Intel® My WiFi
Profile Settings General
The Profile Name is the name as
displayed on your computer in the
Network Connections control panel (see Figure 7 - 14 on page 7 15).
The Network Name (SSID) is the
name the devices see when they try
to connect to your computer.
7 - 18 Wireless LAN Module
Modules & Options
16. Click Security (tab).
17. Change the Security Type to WEP and the Encryption Type to 64bit.
18. Enter a password (5 characters long) in the Passphrase box.
Figure 7 - 20
Intel® My WiFi
Profile Settings Security
Wireless LAN Module 7 - 19
7
Modules & Options
19. Click Sharing (tab).
20. Make sure Filter Network Traffic and DHCP and DNS Server are Disabled.
7
Figure 7 - 21
Set Filter Network
Traffic & DHCP
and DNS Servers
to Disabled.
Intel® My WiFi
Profile Settings Sharing
7 - 20 Wireless LAN Module
Modules & Options
21. Click Advanced (tab).
22. Make sure the Default Channel is set to Channel 1, 6 or 11.
23. Click OK to save all the settings and click Close to exit Profiles.
Figure 7 - 22
Intel® My WiFi
Profile Settings Advanced
Wireless LAN Module 7 - 21
7
Modules & Options
24. Double-click Intel My WiFi PAN (Personal Area Network) in Network Connections.
25. Click Details to display the Network Connection Details.
Figure 7 - 23
Intel My WiFi PAN
Network
Connection Details
(Network
Connections)
7
7 - 22 Wireless LAN Module
Modules & Options
26. Access the Intel® My WiFi Utility from the Start menu (Start > Programs/All
Programs > Intel PROSet Wireless > Intel My WiFi Technology), or by clicking
the taskbar icon .
27. To add a new device follow the instructions in the devices’ user guide for
connecting to a WiFi network.
28. Click Add New Device in Intel® My WiFi Utility to confirm the security settings
detail.
7
Figure 7 - 24
Intel® My WiFi
Utility
(Add New Device)
Wireless LAN Module 7 - 23
Modules & Options
Windows Mobility Center
The Windows Mobility Center control panel provides an easy point of access for
information on battery status, power plans used and wireless device status etc.
To access the Windows Mobility Center:
1.
2.
3.
7
Click Start, and click Control Panel (or point to Settings and click Control
Panel).
Double-click Windows Mobility Center (Mobile PC).
Click the button to Turn wireless off/on, or click the icon
to access the network
menu.
Figure 7 - 25
Windows Mobility
Center
7 - 24 Wireless LAN Module
Modules & Options
PC Camera Module
Make sure that the PC Camera module is on before installing the driver and use the
Fn + F10 key combination (see “Function/Hot Key Indicators” on page 1 - 13) to
toggle power to the PC Camera module. When the PC Camera module is powered
on, the on-screen indicator will briefly be displayed. Make sure you install the drivers in the order indicated in Table 4 - 1, on page 4 - 3.
Latest PC Camera
Driver Information
Check the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s
Manual disc, and any
accompanying
insert
pages, for the latest updated information on the
PC Camera driver,
which may override the
information
provided
here.
PC Camera Module 7 - 25
7
Modules & Options
PC Camera Screen
Refresh
7
If you find that the
screen refresh rate is
subject to lag or stuttering, then reduce the
window size, or adjust
the Output Size and/or
Color Space Compression.
PC Camera Driver Installation
1. Make sure the module is powered on, then insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the CD/DVD drive.
2. Click Option Drivers (button).
3. Click 2.Install Camera Driver > Yes.
4. Choose the language you prefer and click Next > Next.
5. Click Finish to restart the computer.
6. Run the BisonCap application program from the BisonCam shortcut on the
desktop, or from the BisonCam item in the Start > Programs/All Programs menu (if the hardware is turned off use the Fn + F10 key combination to turn it on again).
To reduce Output Size
and/or Color Space
Compression run the
BisonCap application,
click Options and select
Video Capture Pin. Adjust the settings from the
appropriate pull-down
menu.
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Modules & Options
PC Camera Audio Setup
If you wish to capture video & audio with your camera, it is necessary to setup the
audio recording options in Windows.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Click Start, and click Control Panel (or point to Settings and click Control Panel).
Double-click Sound
(Hardware and Sound).
Click Recording (tab).
Right-click Microphone (Realtek High Definition Audio) and make sure the item is
not disabled.
5. Double-click Microphone (or select Properties from the right-click menu).
6. Click Levels (tab), and adjust the Microphone and Microphone Boost sliders to
the level required.
7. Click OK and close the control panels.
8. Run the BisonCap application program from the Start > Programs/All Programs
> BisonCam menu.
9. Go to the Devices menu heading and select Microphone (Realtek....) (it should
have a tick alongside it).
10. Go to the Capture menu heading and select Capture Audio (it should have a tick
alongside it).
PC Camera Module 7 - 27
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Modules & Options
Figure 7 - 26
Audio Setup for PC
Camera
Right-click
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Modules & Options
BisonCap
BisonCap is a video viewer for general purpose video viewing and testing, and for
capturing video files to .avi format.
1.
2.
3.
Run the BisonCap program from the Start > Programs/All Programs > BisonCam menu (it is recommended that you set the capture file before the capture
process - see Set Capture File below).
Go to the Capture menu heading (if you wish to capture audio check “PC Camera
Audio Setup” on page 7 - 27) and select Start Capture.
Click OK (the file location will be displayed in the pop-up box) to start capturing the
video, and press Esc to stop the capture (you can view the file using the Windows
Media Player).
Pre-Allocating File
Space
You may pre-allocate the
file size (File > Allocate
File Space) for the capture file in the BisonCap
program.
Set Capture File
Prior to capturing video files you may select the Set Capture File... option in the
File menu, and set the file name and location before capture (this will help avoid accidentally overwriting files). Set the name and location then click Open, then set the
“Capture file size:” and click OK. You can then start the capture process as above.
Pre-allocating space on
the hard disk can improve
the capture quality (particularly of large capture
files), by reducing the
amount of work the hard
disk has to do in finding
space for the video data
as it is being captured.
Note the important information in “Reducing Video File Size” on page 7 - 30 in
order to save file space, and help prevent system problems.
See also “Reducing Video File Size” on page 7 30.
PC Camera Module 7 - 29
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Modules & Options
Reducing Video File Size
Note that capturing high resolution video files requires a substantial amount of disk
space for each file. After recording video, check the video file size (right-click the
file and select Properties) and the remaining free space on your hard disk (go to My
Computer, right-click the hard disk, and select Properties). If necessary you can
remove the recorded video file to a removable medium e.g. CD, DVD or USB Flash
drive.
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Note that the Windows Vista system requires a minimum of 15GB of free space on
the C: drive system partition. In order to prevent system problems it is recommended that you save the captured video file to a location other than the C: drive (see “Set
Capture File” on page 7 - 29), limit the file size of the captured video (see “PreAllocating File Space” on page 7 - 29) or reduce video resolution (see below).
To Reduce Video Resolution Output Size:
1.
2.
3.
Run the BisonCap program.
Go to Options and scroll down to select Video Capture Pin....
Click the Output Size drop box and select a lower resolution size in order to
reduce the captured file size.
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Modules & Options
Eliminating Screen Flicker
If you find that the video screen in the BisonCap program is flickering, you can try
to adjust the setting in the Video Capture Filter options.
1.
2.
3.
Run the BisonCap program.
Go to Options and scroll down to select Video Capture Filter....
Click either 50Hz or 60Hz under Frequency in Property Page (tab).
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Figure 7 - 27
Video Capture Filter
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Modules & Options
Zoom
The BisonCap program allows you to zoom the camera in and out.
1.
2.
Run the BisonCap program.
Go to Zoom and select Zoom Out/Zoom In.
Figure 7 - 28
Zoom/Setting
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Snapshot Folder
The Snapshot folder’s
default location is on the
desktop. Do not move
this folder or an error
may appear when you
try to take a still picture.
Taking Still Pictures
The BisonCap program allows you to take still pictures.
1.
2.
3.
Run the BisonCap program.
Go to Options and select Take Picture.
The picture (in JPEG format) will be placed in the Snapshot folder
desktop.
If you accidentally delete or move the folder,
you can create a new
Snapshot folder on the
desktop in order to capture the files.
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on the
Modules & Options
3.75G/HSPA Module
If you have included an optional 3.75G/HSPA (High Speed Packet Access) module
(see “Communication” on page C - 3 for specification details) in your purchase option, you will have the appropriate application (HSPA Modem Interface or Mobile
Partner) provided for your particular module. Follow the instructions on page 7 35 to install the USIM card (supplied by your service provider), and then install the
application (see over for further details).
Important Notice - 3.75G/HSPA & Bluetooth/Wireless LAN Modules
In order to comply with FCC regulations you should NOT operate the 3.75G/HSPA module
and the Bluetooth/Wireless LAN modules at the same time as this may disrupt radio frequency, and cause interference. When the 3.75G/HSPA module is powered on, make sure
that the Bluetooth/Wireless LAN modules are powered off.
3.75G/HSPA Module
Options
There are two optional
3.75G/HSPA
modules
available for this series of
computer models. Each
module is supplied with the
appropriate
application
software.
The module type supplied
may depend upon the computer model purchased.
Check with your service
center for details.
Install the driver from the
Drivers Installer menu and
check the instructions for
the appropriate application
on the following pages.
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Modules & Options
3.75G/HSPA
Modules & System
Wake Up
Note that the 3.75G modules DO NOT support
system wake up on
3.75G/HSPA modem activity.
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Before installing the application, make sure that the 3.75G/HSPA module is ON
(installing the driver with the module off will not allow the software to detect the
module hardware correctly). Use the Fn +
key combination (see “Function/Hot
Key Indicators” on page 1 - 13) to toggle power to the 3.75G/HSPA module.
When the 3.75G/HSPA module is powered on, the on-screen indicator will briefly be
displayed. Make sure you install the drivers in the order indicated in Table 4 - 1, on
page 4 - 3. Note that exiting the application does NOT turn off the 3.75G/HSPA
module.
• HSPA Modem Interface - See “HSPA Modem Interface Installation” on
page 7 - 37 for driver installation information and “HSPA Modem Interface”
on page 7 - 38 for instructions on using the HSPA Modem Interface.
• Mobile Partner - See “Mobile Partner Application Installation” on page 7 46 for driver installation information and “Mobile Partner Application” on
page 7 - 47 for instructions on using the Mobile Partner application.
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Modules & Options
For Model A
1.
2.
3.
Turn off the computer, and turn it over and remove the battery.
Locate the SIM card cover and loosen screw 1 .
Remove the SIM card cover 2 .
Power Safety
Warning
For Model B
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn off the computer, and turn it over and remove the battery.
Locate the RAM & CPU bay cover and remove screws 3 - 5 .
Carefully (a fan and cable are attached to the under side of the cover) lift up
the bay cover.
Carefully disconnect the fan cable 6 , and remove the cover 7 .
Model A
1
3
Model B
Fan Cable
4
Make sure you reconnect the fan cable
6 before screwing
down the bay cover.
5
7
2
Before you undertake
any installation procedures, make sure that
you have turned off the
power, and disconnected all peripherals and
cables (including telephone lines). It is advisable to also remove your
battery in order to prevent accidentally turning
the machine on.
Figure 7 - 29
SIM Card Cover/
RAM & CPU
Bay Cover Removal
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3.75G/HSPA Module 7 - 35
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Modules & Options
5.
6.
7.
Insert the USIM card as you would into your mobile phone.
Slide the SIMLOCK towards the hinge (in the opposite direction to the arrow
illustrated in Figure 7 - 31) in order to release the lock and lift it up.
Insert the USIM card as illustrated in (Figure 7 - 30) and close the SIMLOCK.
Figure 7 - 30
Model A
Insert the USIM
Card
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8.
Figure 7 - 31
Lock the SIMLOCK by pushing it in the direction of the arrow in Figure 7 - 31 until
it clicks into the lock position.
SIMLOCK Lock
Model A
Model B
Cover Pins
Note that Model B has
cover pins that need to be
aligned with slots in the
case to insure a proper
cover fit, before screwing
down the bay cover.
9.
Replace the covers and screws (reconnect the fan cable before screwing down
the bay cover for Model B computers - see sidebar for note on cover pins).
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Modules & Options
HSPA Modem Interface
With the 3.75G/HSPA module and USIM card (supplied by your service provider)
installed you may then install the HSPA Modem Interface. The HSPA Modem Interface allows you to directly access your HSPA internet service from the computer.
HSPA Modem Interface Installation
1. Enable power to the module by pressing the Fn +
key combination (give
the module about 10 seconds to power on and the on-screen icon will indicate the module’s power status).
2. If a Found New Hardware window appears, click Cancel in all windows
that appear, and then proceed to install the driver as below.
3. Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the CD/
DVD drive.
4. Click Option Drivers (button).
5. Click 3.Install 3G Driver > Yes.
6. Click Next > Install.
7. Click Finish to restart the computer.
8. Access the HSPA Modem Interface from the Start menu (Start > Programs/All Programs > HSPA modem), or by double-clicking the HSPA
modem icon on the desktop.
Wireless Device
Operation Aboard
Aircraft
The use of any portable
electronic transmission devices aboard aircraft is usually prohibited. Make sure
the module(s) are OFF if
you are using the computer
aboard aircraft.
Use the Fn +
key combination to toggle power to
the 3.75G/HSPA module,
and check the indicator to
see if the module is powered on or not (see Table 1
- 6, on page 1 - 13/ Table 1
- 4, on page 1 - 9).
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Modules & Options
HSPA Modem Interface
HSPA Modem Help
To get help on 3.75G/
HSPA module configuration and settings, click
the help icon
and
select Help.
The connection information is stored on the USIM card supplied by the service provider.
1.
2.
3.
4.
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5.
Power on the 3.75G/HSPA module using the Fn +
key combination.
Access the HSPA Modem Interface from the Start menu (Start > Programs/All
Programs > HSPA Modem > HSPA Modem), or by double-clicking the desktop
icon .
If a USIM card is not installed then a message will appear to notify you of this (click
OK to close the message and install the USIM card).
If you are required to enter a pin # then a message will appear to prompt you to
enter a pin #. (Note: to change pin # go to Settings
and click OK in PIN
code.)
Click the Network connection
button and the HSPA Modem interface
window will display Connection Manager.
Figure 7 - 32
HSPA Modem
Interface Window
Connection Manager
The connection information is commonly stored on the USIM
card supplied by the service provider. However if your service provider requires details such as IP Address, Username and Password etc. to be entered before connection
you can enter them in the Connection Manager tab, or
save the details in Profiles.
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Modules & Options
6.
Click Connect
to connect to your service provider.
Figure 7 - 33
Connecting to
Network
7.
The message “Network is connected” will be displayed when the network
connection is successful.
Figure 7 - 34
Network is
Connected
8.
You can then access the internet, download e-mail etc. as per any internet
connection.
3.75G/HSPA Module 7 - 39
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Modules & Options
9.
Figure 7 - 35
While you are connected the upper right corner of the HSPA Modem interface will
display the upload and download rates, and the taskbar icon will display the
connection speed.
Uploading/
Downloading Rates
and Speed
10. To disconnect click the Disconnect
icon (Connection Manager).
11. The program will disconnect from the service provider.
12. The module will still be on, and you will need to press the Fn +
key combination
to turn it off.
Adding a Profile
1.
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2.
Access the HSPA Modem Interface from the Start menu (Start > Programs/All
Programs > HSPA Modem > HSPA Modem), or by clicking the desktop icon.
Click the Network connection
, and click Profiles (tab).
Figure 7 - 36
Profiles
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Modules & Options
3.
4.
Click Add (button) and input any Network Settings required by your service
provider.
Click OK to save the profile.
Figure 7 - 37
Network Settings &
Profiles
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5.
6.
You can Edit or Delete profiles from the Profiles tab.
To use a profile click to select it, and then click Apply (button) and the settings will
be transferred to Connection Manager.
3.75G/HSPA Module 7 - 41
Modules & Options
Contacts
1.
2.
Access the HSPA Modem Interface from the Start menu (Start > Programs/All
Programs > HSPA Modem > HSPA Modem), or by clicking the desktop icon.
Click Contacts
(button).
Figure 7 - 38
Network Settings &
Profiles
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3.
4.
5.
6.
Click Refresh (button) to download the contacts from the USIM card to the
computer.
The Contacts will then be displayed.
Double-click any contact to edit the information (or right-click and select Edit).
You can also Export/Import contacts by clicking the appropriate button.
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Modules & Options
Messages
1.
2.
Access the HSPA Modem Interface from the Start menu (Start > Programs/All
Programs > HSPA Modem > HSPA Modem), or by clicking the desktop icon.
Click Messages
(button).
SMS Service
In addition to standard internet services you may
also send and receive
SMS text messages using the HSPA Modem Interface, if your service
supports SMS.
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Figure 7 - 39
Network Settings &
Profiles
3.
4.
5.
Click Refresh (button) to download the messages from the USIM card to the
computer.
Click New (button) to create a new message.
You can either type the telephone number in the recipient field, or press To
(button) to select the contact from the list.
3.75G/HSPA Module 7 - 43
Modules & Options
6.
7.
8.
Click to select a contact from the list and then click Add (button) and the phone
number will automatically be added to the recipient field.
Type the message information into the message body and click Send (button) to
send it, or Save to draft (button) to save the message.
Select any message to forward or delete it, or to reply to it.
Settings
1.
2.
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Access the HSPA Modem Interface from the Start menu (Start > Programs/All
Programs > HSPA Modem > HSPA Modem), or by clicking the desktop icon.
Click Settings
(button).
Figure 7 - 40
Settings
7 - 44 3.75G/HSPA Module
Modules & Options
3.
4.
5.
Click OK alongside any of the options to configure the settings.
The Network can be configured for an Automatic (usually from the USIM card) or
Manual connection.
The Network Mode can be configured for any appropriate mode required.
Figure 7 - 41
Settings - Network/
Network Mode
6.
7.
8.
You can also change your settings for the Pin #, and input your phone number.
Exiting the program DOES NOT turn off the 3.75G/HSPA module, and you will
need to press the Fn +
key combination to turn off the module (pay careful
attention to this aboard aircraft - see “Wireless Device Operation Aboard
Aircraft” on page 7 - 7).
If the module is on and the computer enters a power-saving state, then the power
status of the module on resuming from the power-saving state will be as below:
• If the 3.75G/HSPA module is on and the computer is Shut Down or Restarted;
the module will be off when the computer starts up.
• If the 3.75G/HSPA module is on and the computer enters Sleep or Hibernate;
the module will be off when the computer resumes from sleep.
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Modules & Options
Mobile Partner
Wireless Device
Operation Aboard
Aircraft
The use of any portable
electronic transmission devices aboard aircraft is usually prohibited. Make sure
the module(s) are OFF if
you are using the computer
aboard aircraft.
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Use the Fn +
key combination to toggle power to
the 3.75G/HSPA module,
and check the indicator to
see if the module is powered on or not (see Table 1
- 6, on page 1 - 13/ Table 1
- 4, on page 1 - 9).
With the 3.75G/HSPA module and USIM card (supplied by your service provider)
installed you may then install the Mobile Partner application. The Mobile Partner
application allows you to directly access your HSPA internet service from the computer.
Mobile Partner Application Installation
1. Enable power to the module by pressing the Fn +
key combination (give
the module about 10 seconds to power on and the on-screen icon will indicate the module’s power status).
2. If a Found New Hardware window appears, click Cancel in all windows
that appear, and then proceed to install the driver as below.
3. Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the CD/
DVD drive.
4. Click Option Drivers (button).
5. Click 3.Install 3G Driver > Yes.
6. Choose the language you prefer and click OK.
7. Click I Agree (button) to accept the license agreement.
8. Click Next > Install.
9. Click Finish to restart the computer.
10. Access the Mobile Partner application from the Start menu (Start > Programs/All Programs > Mobile Partner), or by double-clicking the
Mobile Partner icon on the desktop.
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Modules & Options
Mobile Partner Application
You will need to contact your service provider to obtain the exact details of how exactly to configure the settings on this page.
Profile Management
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Power on the 3.75G/HSPA module using the Fn +
key combination.
Access the Mobile Partner application from the Start menu (Start > Programs/
All Programs > Mobile Partner), or by double-clicking the Mobile Partner icon
on the desktop
.
If you have not created a profile, click Tools and select Options, and then click
Profile Management.
Click New
and input the appropriate information for Profile Name, APN
and Authentication etc. as supplied by your service provider.
Click Save
to save the profile.
Mobile Partner Help
To get help on Mobile
Partner configuration
and settings, click the
Help menu and select
Online Help or press
F1.
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Figure 7 - 42
Profile Management
3.75G/HSPA Module 7 - 47
Modules & Options
Connecting to the Service Provider
1.
2.
3.
4.
Power on the 3.75G/HSPA module using the Fn +
key combination.
Access the Mobile Partner application from the Start menu (Start > Programs/
All Programs > Mobile Partner), or by double-clicking the Mobile Partner icon
on the desktop
.
The software will run and you can select the Profile Name from the menu.
Click Connect
to begin the connection process.
5.
The Mobile Partner application will then display the connection information.
Figure 7 - 43
Connect
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Figure 7 - 44
Network
Connection Prompt
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Modules & Options
6.
When the connection is successful you can move the cursor over the network icon
in the taskbar to display the connection information.
Figure 7 - 45
Connected
Taskbar
Notification
7.
8.
9.
You can then access the internet, download e-mail etc. as per any internet
connection.
While you are connected the indicators in the Mobile Partner window will display
uploading and downloading icons and a network icon in the taskbar
.
To disconnect click the Disconnect
and select Disconnect.
icon, or right click the taskbar icon
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Figure 7 - 46
Disconnect
10. The program will disconnect from the service provider.
3.75G/HSPA Module 7 - 49
Modules & Options
11. The module will still be on, and you will need to press the Fn +
key combination
to turn it off.
12. If you click the Mobile Partner close icon a message will be displayed asking
you to click OK to confirm the program exit and to terminate the connection.
Figure 7 - 47
Exit Prompt
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13. Exiting the program terminates the connection, but DOES NOT turn off the 3.75G/
HSPA module, and you will need to press the Fn +
key combination to turn off
the module (pay careful attention to this aboard aircraft - see “Wireless Device
Operation Aboard Aircraft” on page 7 - 46).
14. If the module is on and the computer enters a power-saving state, then the power
status of the module on resuming from the power-saving state will be as below:
• If the 3.75G/HSPA module is on and the computer is Shut Down or Restarted;
the module will be off when the computer starts up.
• If the 3.75G/HSPA module is on and the computer enters Sleep or Hibernate;
the module will be off when the computer resumes from sleep.
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Modules & Options
Fingerprint Reader Module
The fingerprint reader module provides a high level of security for your computer.
Make sure you have administrator’s rights to your computer, and have a Windows
password enabled for full security protection.
Before beginning the enrollment process it is recommended that you go through the
fingerprint tutorial. To run the tutorial click Start > Programs/All Programs >
Protector Suite QL > Fingerprint Tutorial after installing the driver.
Fingerprint Reader Driver Installation
1. Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the CD/
DVD drive.
2. Click Option Drivers (button).
3. Click 4.Install FingerPrint Driver > Yes.
4. Click Software Installation.
5. Click Next > Next > Next.
6. Click Finish > Yes to restart the computer.
Help & Manual
Right-click the taskbar icon
to bring up the menu to
select Help.
Insert the Device Drivers &
Utilities + User’s Manual
disc and click Option Drivers (button). Click Unlock
(button) and then click 4.Install FingerPrint Driver
>Yes.
Click Documentation to
open the folder containing
the manual in .pdf format.
To install the Adobe Acrobat
Reader software to read the
file, insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc and click User’s
Manual (button), and click
Install Acrobat Reader
(button).
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Modules & Options
User Enrollment
1.
Fingerprint
Enrollment
2.
Note that it is strongly recommended that you enroll
more than one finger in
case of injury etc.
3.
4.
5.
Click Start > Programs/All Programs > Protector Suite > Control Center, or
double click the taskbar icon
(click Initialize).
On the first run of the program you will be asked to click the Accept button to
accept the license.
If you have not set a Windows password you will be prompted to do so (note: If
you have not set a password Protector Suite cannot secure access to your
computer).
Click Submit when you have entered password.
You will then be prompted to enroll your fingerprints (you can click Tutorial to get
help with fingerprint enrollment at any time).
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Figure 7 - 48
Fingerprint
Enrollment
Tutorial
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Modules & Options
6.
Click the button above any of the fingers to begin the enrollment process for that
finger.
7. Swipe the finger until the progress bar reaches 100% to enroll that finger.
8. Repeat the process for all the fingers you wish to enroll (see sidebar), and then
click Save and Continue.
9. Enter a backup password and click Apply.
10. Close the fingerprint status window.
Fingerprint
Enrollment
Note that it is strongly recommended that you enroll
more than one finger in
case of injury etc.
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Figure 7 - 49
Fingerprint Status
Fingerprint Reader Module 7 - 53
Modules & Options
11. Right-click the taskbar icon
and select Start Control Center (and then swipe a
finger) to allow you to Edit Fingerprints, register Applications, edit Settings and
access the Help menu etc. You can also run the Control Center etc. from the
Protector Suite item in the Programs/All Programs menu
12. Click “Help” in Control Center Home to get more information on any topic.
13. You can also run the Tutorial, or Product Tour video to get more information.
Figure 7 - 50
Control Center &
Biomenu
Help
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14. See “Help & Manual” on page 7 - 51 for further details.
15. If you swipe your finger over the reader at any time you can access the Biomenu
to lock the computer, register websites, access the Personal Safe, E-Wallet or
Strong Password Generator, open the Control Center and access the Help
menu.
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Fingerprint Control Center Features
Application Launcher
The Application Launcher allows you to register applications to be launched when
assigned to a particular finger. Simply copy the application icon on to one of the registered fingers and ten click OK to close the application window. Once registered the
application will launch when you swipe the appropriate finger across the sensor.
Password Bank
The Password Bank stores registrations of user names, passwords and other settings for web sites etc.
Help
For more information on
these and other features
simply access “Help” in
the Fingerprint Control
Center and select the
item from the menu on
the left.
Strong Password Generator
Strong Password Generator helps you to create complicated passwords resistant
to dictionary attacks from the Internet.
E-Wallet
The E-Wallet provides biometric security for important personal information such
as credit card details, account numbers etc.
File Safe
File Safe is an encrypted area assigned on your hard drive that allows you to store
files and folders to be protected by fingerprint protection.
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Modules & Options
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Troubleshooting
Chapter 8: Troubleshooting
Overview
Should you have any problems with your computer, before consulting your service representative, you may want
to try to solve the problem yourself. This chapter lists some common problems and their possible solutions. This
can’t anticipate every problem, but you should check here before you panic. If you don’t find the answer in these
pages, make sure you have followed the instructions carefully and observed the safety precautions in the preface.
If all else fails, talk to your service representative. You should also make a record of what happened and what
remedies you tried.
Of course, if something goes wrong, it will happen at the most inconvenient time possible, so you should preview
this section just in case. If, after you’ve tried everything, and the system still won’t cooperate, try turning it off
for a few minutes and then rebooting. You will lose any unsaved data, but it may start working again. Then call
your service representative.
Overview 8 - 1
8
Troubleshooting
Basic Hints and Tips
Many of the following may seem obvious but they are often the solution to a problem when your computer appears not to be working.
• Power - Is the computer actually plugged into a working electrical outlet? If plugged into a power strip,
make sure it is actually working. Check the LED Power & Communication Indicators (see “LED Indicators” on page 1 - 9) to see the computer’s power status.
• Connections - Check all the cables to make sure that there are no loose connections anywhere.
• Power Savings - Make sure that the system is not in Hibernate or Sleep mode by pressing the keys configured in your Power Options (see “Power-Saving States” on page 3 - 6), the Fn + F4 key combination, or
power button to wake-up the system.
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• Brightness - Check the brightness of the screen by pressing the Fn + F8 and F9 keys to adjust the brightness.
• Display Choice - Press Fn + F7 to make sure the system is not set to “external only” display.
• Boot Drive - Make sure there are no optical media and/or USB storage devices in any connected drive
(this is a common cause of the message “Invalid system disk - Replace the disk, and then press any key” /
“Remove disks or other media. Press any key to restart”).
8 - 2 Basic Hints and Tips
Troubleshooting
Backup and General Maintenance
• Always backup your important data, and keep copies of your OS and programs safe, but close to hand.
Don’t forget to note the serial numbers if you are storing them out of their original cases, e.g. in a CD wallet.
• Run maintenance programs on your hard disk and OS as often as you can. You may schedule these programs to run at times when you are not using your computer. You can use those that are provided free with
your OS, or buy the more powerful dedicated programs to do so.
• Write down your passwords and keep them safe (away from your computer). This is especially important if
you choose to use a Supervisor password for the BIOS (see “Security Menu” on page 5 - 10).
• Keep copies of vital settings files such as network, dialup settings, mail settings etc.(even if just brief notes).
Warranty
The CPU is not a user serviceable part. Opening this compartment, or accessing the CPU in any way, may violate your warranty.
Backup and General Maintenance 8 - 3
8
Troubleshooting
Viruses
• Install an Anti-Virus program and keep the definitions file (the file which tells your program which viruses
to look for) up to date. New computer viruses are discovered daily, and some of them may seriously harm
your computer and cause you to lose data. Anti-Virus programs are commercially available and the definitions file updates are usually downloadable directly from the internet.
• Be careful when opening e-mail from sources you don’t know. Viruses are often triggered from within email attachments so take care when opening any attached file. You can configure most Anti-Virus programs to check all e-mail attachments. Note: You should also beware of files from people you know as the
virus may have infected an address book and been automatically forwarded without the person’s knowledge.
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• Keep a “Bootable CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/USB storage device” (this CD/DVD/USB device provides basic
information which allows you to startup your computer) handy. You may refer to your OS’s documentation
for instructions on how to make one, and many Anti-Virus programs will also provide such a disk (or at
least instructions on how to make one).
8 - 4 Viruses
Troubleshooting
Upgrading and Adding New Hardware/Software
• Do not be tempted to make changes to your Windows Registry unless you are very sure of what you are
doing, otherwise you will risk severely damaging your system.
• Don’t open your computer or undertake any repair or upgrade work if you are not comfortable with what
you are doing.
• Read the documentation. We can assume, since you are reading this that you are looking at the computer’s
manual, but what about any new peripheral devices you have just purchased? Many problems are caused by
the installation of new hardware and/or software. Always refer to the documentation of any new hardware
and/or software, and pay particular attention to files entitled “READ ME” or “READ ME FIRST”.
• When installing a new device always make sure the device is powered on, and in many cases you will need
to restart the computer. Always check that all the cables are correctly connected.
• Make sure you have installed the drivers for any new hardware you have installed (latest driver files are
usually available to download from vendor’s websites).
Upgrading and Adding New Hardware/Software 8 - 5
8
Troubleshooting
• Thoroughly check any recent changes you made to your system as these changes may affect one or more
system components, or software programs. If possible, go back and undo the change you just made and see
if the problem still occurs.
• Don’t over complicate things. The less you have to deal with then the easier the source of the problem may
be found; Example - if your computer has many devices plugged into its ports, and a number of programs
running, then it will be difficult to determine the cause of a problem. Try disconnecting all of the devices and
restarting the computer with all the peripheral devices unplugged. A process of elimination (adding and
removing devices and restarting where necessary) will often find the source of a problem, although this may
be time consuming.
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8 - 6 Upgrading and Adding New Hardware/Software
Troubleshooting
Problems and Possible Solutions
Problem
Possible Cause - Solution
You turned on the power but it doesn’t
work.
Battery missing / incorrectly installed. Check the battery bay, make sure the
battery is present and seated properly (the design of the battery only allows it to
go in one way). Make sure there’s nothing interfering with the battery contacts.
The battery LED power indicator
blinking orange.
, is
Low Battery. Plug in the DC power source. If the computer doesn’t start up
immediately, turn it off then on again.
You are losing battery power too quickly.
The system is using too much power. If your OS has a Power Options scheme
(see “Power Plans” on page 3 - 4) check its settings. You may also be using
an ExpressCard/USB device/external device that is drawing a lot of power.
Actual battery operating time is shorter
than expected.
The battery has not been fully discharged before being recharged. Make sure
the battery is fully discharged and recharge it completely before reusing (see
“Energy Star Power Saving” on page 3 - 10).
Power Options have been disabled. Go to the Control Panel in Windows and
re-enable the options.
A peripheral device/USB device/ExpressCard is consuming a lot of power. Turn
off/remove the unused device to save power.
Problems and Possible Solutions 8 - 7
8
Troubleshooting
Problem
The computer feels too hot.
Possible Cause - Solution
Make sure the computer is properly ventilated and the Vent/Fan intakes are not
blocked. If this doesn’t cool it down, put the system into Hibernate mode or turn
it off for an hour. Make sure the computer isn’t sitting on a thermal surface (see
“Overheating” on page 1 - 16). Make sure you’re using the correct adapter.
Make sure that your notebook is completely powered off before putting it into a
travel bag (or any such container). Putting a notebook which is powered on in a
travel bag may cause the Vent/Fan intakes to be blocked.
Nothing appears on screen.
The system is in a power saving mode. Toggle the sleep/resume key
combination, Fn + F4 (see “Configuring the Power Buttons” on page 3 - 8/).
The screen controls need to be adjusted. Toggle the screen control key
combinations Fn + F8/F9. If you’re connected to an external monitor, make sure
it’s plugged in and turned on. You should also check the monitor’s own
brightness and contrast controls.
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The computer is set for a different display. Toggle the screen display key
combination, Fn + F7. If an external monitor is connected, turn it on.
The screen saver is activated. Press any key or touch the TouchPad.
No image appears on the external
monitor I have plugged in and powered
on.
You haven’t installed the video driver and configured it appropriately from the
Control Panel. See Appendix B for instructions on installing and configuring
the video driver.
8 - 8 Problems and Possible Solutions
Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause - Solution
You forget the boot password.
If you forget the password, you may have to discharge the battery of the CMOS.
Contact your service representative for help.
Password Warning
If you choose to set a boot password, NEVER forget your password. The consequences of this could be serious. If you cannot
remember your boot password you must contact your vendor and you may lose all of the information on your hard disk.
The sound cannot be heard or the volume
is very low.
The volume might be set too low. Check the volume control in the Volume
Control Panel in the Windows taskbar, or use the key combination Fn + F5 and
F6 (see “Function/Hot Key Indicators” on page 1 - 13) to adjust.
The CD/DVD cannot be read.
The CD/DVD is dirty. Clean it with a CD/DVD cleaner kit.
The CD/DVD tray will not open when
there is a disc in the tray.
The CD/DVD is not correctly placed in the tray. Gently try to remove the disc
using the eject hole (see “Loading Discs” on page 2 - 3).
The DVD regional codes can no longer
be changed.
The code has been changed the maximum 5 times. See “DVD Regional
Codes” on page 2 - 5.
Unwelcome
typing.
If the LED
page 1 - 9).
numbers
appear
when
is lit, then Num Lock is turned ON. (see “LED Indicators” on
Problems and Possible Solutions 8 - 9
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause - Solution
Other Keyboards
If your keyboard is damaged or you just want to make a change, you can use any standard USB keyboard. The system will
detect and enable it automatically. However special functions/hot keys unique to the system’s regular keyboard may not
work.
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The system freezes or the screen goes
dark.
The system’s power saving features have timed-out. Use the AC/DC adapter,
press the sleep (Fn + F4) key combination, or press the power button if no LEDs
are lit.
The system never goes into a power
saving mode.
Power Options features are not enabled. Go to the Windows Power Options
menu and enable the features you prefer (see “Power-Saving States” on
page 3 - 6). Make sure you have enabled Hibernate mode from the control
panel.
The
Wireless
LAN/Bluetooth/3.5G
modules cannot be detected.
The modules are off. Check the LED indicator
and/or function key indicator
to see if the WLAN/Bluetooth/3.75G/HSPA module is on or off (see “LED
Indicators” on page 1 - 9). If the LED indicator is off, then press the Fn + F11
(WLAN), Fn + F12 (Bluetooth) or Fn +
(3.75G) key combination(s) in order
to enable the modules (see “Function/Hot Key Indicators” on page 1 - 13).
8 - 10 Problems and Possible Solutions
Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause - Solution
The PC Camera module cannot be
detected.
The module is off. Press the Fn + F10 key combination in order to enable the
module (see “Function/Hot Key Indicators” on page 1 - 13). Run the
BisonCap program to view the camera picture.
The Wireless LAN/Bluetooth/ PC
Camera/3.75G/HSPA modules cannot be
configured.
The driver(s) for the module(s) have not been installed. Make sure you have
installed the driver for the appropriate module (see the instructions for the
appropriate module in “Modules & Options” on page 7 - 1).
A file cannot be copied
connected Bluetooth device.
a
The transfer of data between the computer and a Bluetooth enabled device is
supported in one direction only (simultaneous data transfer is not
supported). If you are copying a file from your computer to a Bluetooth enabled
device, you will not be able to copy a file from the Bluetooth enabled device to
your computer until the file transfer process from the computer has been
completed
after
The Bluetooth module’s default state will be off after resuming from the Sleep
power-saving state. Use the key combination (Fn + F12) to power on the
Bluetooth module after the computer resumes from Sleep.
The Bluetooth module
resuming from Sleep.
is
to/from
off
Problems and Possible Solutions 8 - 11
8
Troubleshooting
Screen Resolution Error
If you are experiencing either screen resolution reduction, or screen flickering after resuming from Sleep in
Windows Vista only then follow the instructions below to fix this problem. This error arises in compliance with
Windows Vista policy, which triggers TMM (Transient Multi-Monitor Manager) when the notebook lid (S3) is
closed. TMM disconnects the LCD display from the OS and then adds the LCD display back when the lid is
opened. This may trigger TMM to restore an old display setting which may result in screen flickering or a screen
resolution change. To fix this problem you will need to disable TMM in the OS:
1.
2.
Go to the Control Panel in the Windows OS and double-click the Administrative Tools icon (System and
Maintenance).
Double-click Task Scheduler (Schedule Tasks).
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Figure 8 - 1 - Control Panel System and Maintenance
8 - 12 Screen Resolution Error
Troubleshooting
3.
4.
5.
Double-click Task Scheduler Library > Microsoft > Windows.
Click MobilePC to open the control panel.
Right-click TMM and select Disable.
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Figure 8 - 2 - TMM Disable
6.
Close all the control panels.
Screen Resolution Error 8 - 13
Troubleshooting
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8 - 14
Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Appendix A: Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Overview
The following chapter will give a quick description of the interface (ports & jacks) which allow your computer
to communicate with external devices, connect to the internet etc.
Item
Description
Card Reader Port
The card reader allows you to use some of the latest digital storage cards. Push the card into the
slot and it will appear as a removable device.
DC-In Jack
Plug the supplied AC/DC adapter into this jack to power your computer.
External Monitor (VGA)
Port
This port allows you to connect an external monitor, or Flat Panel Display, to get dual video or
simultaneous display on the LCD and external monitor/FPD.
e-SATA Port
e-SATA /
Plug external Serial ATA hard drives into this e-SATA (external Serial Advanced Technology
Attachment) port.
HDMI-Out Port
The HDMI-Out (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is an audio/video connector interface for
transmitting uncompressed digital streams. This allows you to connect an external monitor, TV or
Flat Panel Display etc. as a display device by means of a HDMI cable. Note that HDMI carries
both audio (see “HDMI Audio Configuration” on page B - 6) and video signals.
Interface (Ports & Jacks) A - 1
A
Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Item
Description
Headphone-Out Jack
Headphones or speakers may be connected through this jack. Note: Set your system’s volume to
a reduced level before connecting to this jack.
Microphone-In Jack
Plug an external microphone in to this jack to record on your computer.
RJ-45 LAN Jack
This port supports LAN (Network) functions.
Note: Broadband (e.g. ADSL) modems usually connect to the LAN port.
Security Lock Slot
To prevent possible theft, a Kensington-type lock can be attached to this slot. Locks can be
purchased at any computer store.
S/PDIF-Out Jack
This S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface Format) Out Jack allows you to connect your DVDcapable PC to a Dolby AC-3 compatible receiver for “5.1” or ‘dts’ surround sound.
USB 2.0/1.1 Ports
These USB 2.0 compatible ports (USB 2.0 is fully USB 1.1 compliant) are for low-speed
peripherals such as keyboards, mice or scanners, and for high-speed peripherals such as
external HDDs, digital video cameras or high-speed scanners etc. Devices can be plugged into
the computer, and unplugged from the computer, without the need to turn the system off (if the
power rating of your USB device is 500mA or above, make sure you use the power supply which
comes with the device).
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A - 2 Interface (Ports & Jacks)
ATI Video Driver Controls
Appendix B: ATI Video Driver Controls
The basic settings for configuring the LCD are outlined in “Video Features” on
page 1 - 17.
Video Card
Options
ATI Video Driver Installation
Make sure you install the drivers in the order indicated in Table 4 - 1, on page 4 - 3.
Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc and click Install Drivers
(button).
1. Click 2.Install Video Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next > Install (button).
3. Click the Express (or Custom if you prefer to manually configure the
driver installation settings) button and click Next.
4. Click Accept (button) and click Yes.
5. Click Finish > Yes to restart the computer.
Note that card types,
specifications and drivers are subject to continual updates and
changes. Check with
your service center for
the latest details on
video cards supported.
B
Note: After installing the video driver go to the Display Settings control panel to
adjust the video settings to the highest resolution (see “Video Features” on page 1
- 19).
ATI Video Driver Installation B - 1
ATI Video Driver Controls
ATI Catalyst® Control Center
Adjust the video settings from the ATI Catalyst® Control Center.
ATI Taskbar Icon
The ATI Catalyst Control
Center can be accessed as
above or by double-clicking
the icon
in the taskbar
(or by right-clicking the icon
and selecting Catalyst
Control Center).
If you don’t see the ATI icon
in the taskbar, click Preferences (tab) in the ATI Catalyst® Control Center,
and select Enable System
Tray Menu.
B
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Open the Display Settings (see page 1 - 17) control panel.
Click Advanced Settings (button).
Click Catalyst(R) Control Center (tab) and then click ATI Catalyst Control
Center (button) to start the control center.
Select either Basic or Advanced and then click Next.
If you have selected Basic a wizard will help you set up the display options, or if
you have selected Advanced you will be taken to the ATI Catalyst Control
Center (you can change the options from the Basic menu or the View menu in the
ATI Catalyst Control Center).
Right-click the ATI icon
to bring up the taskbar
menu.
Figure B - 1
ATI Catalyst Control
Center Basic Settings
B - 2 ATI Catalyst® Control Center
Note that the control panels
pictured in the following pages
are from the Advanced settings.
ATI Video Driver Controls
The ATI Catalyst® Control Center provides additional video configuration controls and tools which allow quick access to features such as display options, 3D Settings, color and Help menus etc. Adjust settings from the options in the Graphics
Settings Tree View pane.
Help Menus
Click Help (tab) and select an option from the
drop down menu. Press
F1 to bring up Help for
any currently selected
page.
Figure B - 2
ATI Catalyst Control
Center Advanced
Settings
B
ATI Catalyst® Control Center B - 3
ATI Video Driver Controls
Display Devices
Besides the built-in
LCD, you can also use
an external monitor/flat
panel display as your
display device. The following are the display
options:
Attaching Other Displays
Configuring an External Display in Windows Vista
1.
2.
3.
Attach your external display to the external monitor port/HDMI-Out port and turn it on.
If a New Display Detected window does not appear in Windows Vista, go to the
Windows Mobility Center control panel (Mobile PC > Adjust commonly used
mobility settings) and click Connect display.
Click on any of the buttons to configure the displays to your preferences, or click
Display Settings (in the New Display Detected window) to access the control
panel.
• The built-in LCD.
• An external monitor
connected to the
external monitor port.
• A flat panel display
connected to the
external monitor port.
B
Figure B - 3
New Display
Detected
Switching Displays Using Fn + F7
If your external display is connected to the HDMI port, and you are using the Fn + F7 Hot Key combination to switch displays; note that the audio will not automatically switch back to/from the HDMI connection and will need to be manually switched. See “HDMI Audio Configuration” on page B 6 for details.
B - 4 Attaching Other Displays
ATI Video Driver Controls
Configuring an External Display using the ATI Catalyst Control Center
Alternatively you can use the ATI Catalyst Control Center to configure any attached displays.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Attach your external display to the external monitor port/HDMI-Out port and turn it on.
Go to ATI Catalyst Control Center (see “ATI Catalyst® Control Center” on page B - 2).
Select Displays Manager from the Graphics Settings Tree View pane.
Attached displays will appear in the Desktop and Display Setup box.
Right-click, the attached display icon to bring up the Display Mode options (see
“HDMI Audio Configuration” on page B - 6).
Select an option from the menu, and click Yes to accept the settings.
Click OK to save the changes.
Right-click the attached
display icon and select an
option (Clone or Extend)
from the menu.
Detect Displays
Click Detect Displays
(button) to automatically update the attached
display
information.
Configure the Display
Detection Option from
Display Options in the
Graphics
Settings
Tree View pane. You
can configure the Catalyst® Control Center
to manually or automatically detect attached
displays.
B
Figure B - 4
Displays Manager
Attaching Other Displays B - 5
ATI Video Driver Controls
HDMI Audio Configuration
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) carries both audio and video signals
and you will can configure the audio output as per the instructions below when an
HDMI enabled device is connected to the HDMI-Out port.
Windows Audio Setup for HDMI
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Connect a device with HDMI support to the HDMI-Out port.
Click Start, and click Control Panel (or point to Settings and click Control Panel).
Click Sound
(Hardware and Sound).
Click Playback (tab), and click to select Digital Output Device (HDMI).
Double-click Digital Output Device (HDMI) (or right-click the icon and select
Properties).
Figure B - 5
HDMI Device
Click the taskbar volume indicator
when HDMI Device is selected, and you will
note that the icon at the top of
the volume level indicator
has changed.
B
B - 6 Attaching Other Displays
ATI Video Driver Controls
6.
7.
Adjust the HDMI settings from the control panel tabs.
Click OK to close the Sound
control panel.
Figure B - 6
HDMI Device
Properties
B
Attaching Other Displays B - 7
ATI Video Driver Controls
HDMI Notes
Other Applications
If you are using a third
party application to
play DVDs etc. from
any attached DVD device, you will need to
consult the application’s documentation
to see the appropriate
audio
configuration
(the application must
support digital to analog translation).
• Connect a device with HDMI support to the HDMI-Out port BEFORE attempting to play audio/video sources through the device.
HDMI Video Configuration
1.
2.
3.
4.
Connect an HDMI cable from the HDMI-Out port to your external display.
Configure your external display as per the instructions in “Configuring an
External Display using the ATI Catalyst Control Center” on page B - 5.
Set up your external display (TV or LCD) for HDMI input (see your display device
manual).
You can now play video/audio sources through your external display.
B
B - 8 Attaching Other Displays
ATI Video Driver Controls
Display Modes
Single
Only one of your displays is used.
Function Keys
Clone Mode
Clone Mode simply shows an exact copy of the Main display desktop on the other
display(s). This mode will drive multiple displays with exactly the same content, resolution, refresh rates and color quality etc.
Extended Mode
Extended Mode treats both connected displays as separate devices, and they act as
a virtual desktop resulting in a large workspace. When Extended Mode is enabled,
you can drag any icons or windows across to the other display desktop. It is therefore
possible to have one program visible in one of the displays, and a different program
visible in the other display.
Switching Displays Using Fn + F7
If your external display is connected to the HDMI port, and you are using the Fn + F7 Hot
Key combination to switch displays; note that the audio will not automatically switch back
to/from the HDMI connection and will need to be manually switched. See “HDMI Audio
Configuration” on page B - 6 for details.
You can use the Fn + F7
key combination to toggle through the display
options:
• Notebook Only
• External Display Only
• Notebook + External
Display
Give
the
displays
enough time to refresh.
Swap Display
Mapping
If you wish to switch the
Main and Clone displays, right-click either
the Main or Clone icon
(Displays
Manager),
and then click Swap
Display Mapping.
Display Modes B - 9
B
ATI Video Driver Controls
Selecting Display
Modes
Clone Mode
Clone Mode simply shows an exact copy of the Main display desktop on the other
display(s). This mode will drive multiple displays with the same content. Use this
feature to display the screen through a projector for a presentation.
Right-click the attached display icon
and select an
option (Clone or Extend) from the menu.
Figure B - 7
Displays Manager
Clone Mode
B
Click Monitor Properties to make adjustments for any attached displays.
B - 10 Display Modes
Drag any attached display here to disable it,
and simply drag it back to the Clone window
to re-enable it.
ATI Video Driver Controls
Extended Mode
In Extended Mode each monitor can be configured separately with the Windows
desktop stretched between the two monitors (except the taskbar). This configuration
is recommended if you are using two monitors of different size, as you may configure the best resolution, refresh rates and color quality for each display.
Click either the Graphics
Adapter pop-up menu, or
click the icon for the appropriate display.
Configure the settings from
the Selected Display....
menu.
Selecting Display
Modes
Right-click the attached display icon
and select an
option (Clone or Extend) from the menu.
Extended Mode
When enabled, you
can drag any icons or
windows across to the
other display desktop.
It is therefore possible
to have one program
visible in one of the
displays, and a different program visible in
the other display.
Figure B - 8
Displays Manager
Extended Mode
Display Modes B - 11
B
ATI Video Driver Controls
Using New Display Detected to Enable Extended Mode
Display Settings
Extended Desktop
Use the control panel to
drag the monitors to
match the physical arrangement you wish to
use.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
You can drag any icons
or windows across to either display desktop,
which makes it possible
to have one program
visible in one of the displays, and a different
program visible in the
other display.
B
Figure B - 9
New Display
Detected
B - 12 Display Modes
Attach your external display to the external monitor port/HDMI-Out port and turn it on.
If a New Display Detected window does not appear in Windows Vista, go to the
Windows Mobility Center control panel (Mobile PC > Adjust commonly used
mobility settings) and click Connect display.
Click to select Show different parts of my desktop on each display (extended).
Click Right or Left under Extend your desktop.
Click Apply > OK.
ATI Video Driver Controls
Using Display Settings to Enable Extended Mode
1.
2.
3.
Attach your external display to the external monitor port/HDMI-Out port and turn it on.
Open Display Settings (see “Video Features” on page 1 - 17) control panel.
Click the monitor icon (e.g. 2 ), and make sure you have checked “Extend the
desktop onto this monitor” and click Apply.
Click the appropriate monitor icon
(e.g. 2 ) to be able to select the option to extend the desktop on to it.
In this example the Primary Display 1 is on the left, the Secondary
Display 2 is on the right.
Display Settings
Extended Desktop
Use the control panel to
drag the monitors to
match the physical arrangement you wish to
use.
You can drag any icons
or windows across to either display desktop,
which makes it possible
to have one program
visible in one of the displays, and a different
program visible in the
other display.
B
Figure B - 10
Display Settings
(Extend the
Desktop)
Display Modes B - 13
ATI Video Driver Controls
Theater Mode
Theater Mode enables you to display video playback in full screen on a secondary
monitor. Theater Mode can be configured from the Avivo™ Video > Theater Mode
tab in the Graphics Settings Tree View pane.
Figure B - 11
Theater Mode
B
B - 14 Theater Mode
ATI Video Driver Controls
PowerPlay™
PowerPlay™ in the Graphics Settings Tree View pane allows you to set your
graphics processor settings for higher performance or longer battery life.
Figure B - 12
PowerPlay™
B
PowerPlay™ B - 15
ATI Video Driver Controls
B
B - 16
Specifications
Appendix C: Specifications
Latest Specification Information
The specifications listed in this Appendix are correct at the time of going to press. Certain items (particularly processor types/
speeds and CD/DVD device types) may be changed, updated or delayed due to the manufacturer's release schedule. Check
with your service center for details.
C
Specifications C - 1
Specifications
Processor
Memory
Audio
Intel® Core i7-820QM Processor:
1.73GHz
45nm (45 Nanometer) Process
Technology, 8M L3 Cache &
FSB 1333MHz - TDP 45W
rPGA988 Package
Dual Channel DDRIII (DDR3)
Two 204 Pin SO-DIMM Sockets
Supporting DDRIII (DDR3) 1066/1333MHz
Memory Expandable up to 4GB
(1GB / 2GB DDRIII (DDR3) Modules)
High Definition Audio Compliant Interface
3D Stereo Enhanced Sound System
S/PDIF Digital Output
Built-In Microphone
2 * Built-In Speakers 1W, 8Ω
Video Adapter
Keyboard & Pointing Device
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 Discrete
Graphics On Board (PCIe 2.0 * 8)
Full Size WinKey Keyboard
Built-in TouchPad (integrated scrolling
key functionality) with Multi Gesture
Function
Three Instant Keys (WWW, E-Mail, Silent
Mode)
Intel® Core i7-720QM Processor:
1.6GHz
45nm (45 Nanometer) Process
Technology, 6M L3 Cache &
FSB 1333MHz - TDP 45W
rPGA988 Package
512MB GDDR2 Video RAM on board
Supports Microsoft DirectX® 10
Supports HDCP
Core Logic
BIOS
Intel® PM55 Chipset
One 32Mb SPI Flash ROM
Phoenix™ BIOS
Display
Model A Computers:
17” WXGA(1440 * 900) / WUXGA (1920 *
1200) TFT LCD
C
Model B Computers:
15.6” HD 16:9 Wide Screen (1366 * 768)
/ HD+(1600 * 900) / FHD (1920 * 1080)
TFT LCD
C - 2 Specifications
Storage
One Changeable 12.7mm(h) Optical
Device (CD/DVD) Type Drive (see
“Optional” on page C - 4)
Easy Changeable 2.5" 9.5 mm (h) SATA
(Serial) HDD
Card Reader
Embedded 7-in-1 Card Reader (MS/ MS
Pro/ SD/ Mini SD/ MMC/ RS MMC/ MS
Duo) Note: MS Duo/ Mini SD/ RS MMC
Cards require a PC adapter
Specifications
Interface
Communication
Communication (cont’d)
Three USB 2.0 Ports
One eSATA Port (Supported in Windows
Vista/Windows 7 Only)
One HDMI Out Port
One External Monitor Port
One Headphone-Out Jack
One Microphone-In Jack
One S/PDIF-Out Jack
One RJ-11 Jack
One RJ-45 LAN Jack
One DC-In Jack
Built-In 56K MDC Modem V.90 & V.92
Compliant
Built-In Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Intel® WiFi Link Module 5300 3*3 802.11
a/g/n HMC with PCIe Interface (Factory
Option)
Intel® Advanced N WiFi Link 6200 Wireless
LAN Module 802.11 a/g/n 612AN Half MiniCard with PCIe Interface (Factory Option)
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data
Rate) Module (Factory Option)
2.0M Pixel USB PC Camera Module
(Factory Option)
UMTS/HSPDA-based 3.75G Module with
USB Mini-Card Interface (Factory Option)
Quad-band GSM/GPRS (850 MHz, 900
MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz)
UMTS WCDMA FDD (2100 MHz)
Note that UMTS modes CAN NOT be
used in North America.
Slots
One ExpressCard/34/54 Slot
Two Mini-Card Slots (USB/PCIe):
Slot 1 for WLAN Module with HMC Slot
and PCIe Interface
Slot 2 for 3.75G Mini-Card Slot with USB
Interface (Factory Option)
Intel® Ultimate N WiFi Link 6300 Wireless
LAN Module 802.11 a/g/n 633AN Half MiniCard with PCIe Interface (Factory Option)
3rd Party 802.11b/g HMC Wireless Lan
Module with PCIe Interface (Factory
Option)
3rd Party 802.11b/g/n HMC Wireless Lan
Module with PCIe Interface (Factory
Option)
Power Management
Supports Wake on LAN
Supports Wake on USB
Supports Resume From Modem Ring
C
Specifications C - 3
Specifications
Power
Environmental Spec
Optional
Full Range AC/DC Adapter
AC input 100 - 240V, 50 - 60Hz,
DC Output 19V, 4.74A (90 Watts)
6 Cell Smart Lithium-Ion Battery Pack,
4400mAH
9 Cell Smart Lithium-Ion Battery Pack,
7200mAH (Option)
Temperature
Operating:
Non-Operating:
Relative Humidity
Operating:
Non-Operating:
Optical Drive Module Options:
Super Multi Drive Module
Blu-Ray Combo and Blu-Ray Writer
Module
Intel® WiFi Link 5300 WLAN Module
(Factory Option)
Intel® Advanced N WiFi Link 6200 HMC
WLAN Module (Factory Option)
Intel® Ultimate N WiFi Link 6300 HMC
WLAN Module (Factory Option)
802.11b/g HMC WLAN Module (Factory
Option)
802.11b/g/n HMC WLAN Module (Factory
Option)
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data
Rate) Module (Factory Option)
2.0M Pixel USB PC Camera Module
(Factory Option)
9 Cell Smart Lithium-Ion Battery Pack,
7200mAH
Fingerprint Reader Module (Factory
Option)
UMTS/HSPDA-based 3.75G Module with
USB Mini-Card Interface (Factory Option)
5°C - 35°C
-20°C - 60°C
20% - 80%
10% - 90%
Dimensions & Weight
Security
Security (Kensington® Type) Lock Slot
BIOS Password
Fingerprint Reader Module (Factory
Option)
Operating System
Windows® Vista (with Service Pack 2)
Windows® 7
C
C - 4 Specifications
Model A Computers:
397.2mm (w) * 282.5mm (d) * 39.5mm (h)
2.9 kg With 6 Cell Battery & ODD
Model B Computers:
374mm (w) * 256mm (d) * 37.9mm (h)
2.6 kg With 6 Cell Battery & ODD
Windows 7 Information
Appendix D: Windows 7 Information
This Appendix contains information (including control panel information, driver installation etc.) for users of
the Windows 7 OS where there are significant differences from Windows Vista, or where is it helpful to have
essential information or features repeated. For items not specifically covered here see the remainder of the manual for information.
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D - 1
Windows 7 Information
Model Differences
This notebook series includes two different model types. The models differ as indicated in the table below however
all other features, modules and specifications are identical (see Appendix D).
Feature
Model A
Model B
Display Type
Supported
17" WXGA(1440 * 900) /
WUXGA (1920 * 1200) TFT LCD
15.6" HD 16:9 Wide Screen (1366 * 768) /
HD+ (1600 * 900) /
FHD (1920 * 1080) TFT LCD
Design
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Table D - 1 - Model Differences
D - 2 Model Differences
Windows 7 Information
DVD Regional Codes
Changing DVD Regional Codes
Go to the Control Panel and double-click Device Manager (System and Security > System), then click the + next to DVD/CD-ROM
drives. Double-click on the DVD-ROM device to bring up the Properties dialogue box, and select the DVD Region (tab) to bring up the
control panel to allow you to adjust the regional code.
DVD region detection is device dependent, not OS-dependent. You can select your module’s region code 5 times. The fifth selection is
permanent. This cannot be altered even if you change your operating system or you use the module in another computer.
Region
Geographical Location
1
USA, Canada
2
Western Europe, Japan, South Africa, Middle East & Egypt
3
South-East Asia, Taiwan, South Korea, The Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong
4
South & Central America, Mexico, Australia,
New Zealand
5
N Korea, Russia, Eastern Europe, India & Most of Africa
6
China
Table D - 1 - DVD Region Codes
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DVD Regional Codes D - 3
Windows 7 Information
Windows 7 Start Menu & Control Panel
Most of the control panels, utilities and programs within Windows 7 (and most other Windows versions) are accessed from the Start menu. When you install programs and utilities they will be installed on your hard disk
drive, and a shortcut will usually be placed in the Start menu and/or the desktop. Right-click the Start menu
icon , and then select Properties if you want to customize the appearance of the Start menu.
Click here to toggle Category View
Figure D - 1 - Start Menu & Control Panel
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In many instances throughout this manual you will see an instruction to open the Control Panel. The Control
Panel is accessed from the Start menu, and it allows you to configure the settings for most of the key features
in Windows (e.g. power, video, network, audio etc.). Windows 7 provides basic controls for many of the features,
however many new controls are added (or existing ones are enhanced) when you install the drivers. To see all
controls it may be necessary to toggle off Category View to view the control panel icons.
D - 4 Windows 7 Start Menu & Control Panel
Windows 7 Information
Function/Hot Key Indicators
The function keys (F1 - F12 etc.) will act as hot keys when pressed while the Fn key is held down. In addition
to the basic function key combinations; visual indicators are available when the hot key utility is installed.
Fn Keys
Function
Fn Keys
Fn + ~
Play/Pause
(in Audio/Video Programs)
Fn + F5/F6
Volume Decrease/Increase
3.75G Module
Power Toggle*
Fn + F7
Display Toggle
Fn + F1
Touchpad Toggle
Fn + F8/F9
Brightness Decrease/Increase
Fn + F2
Turn LCD Backlight Off
(Press a key to or use TouchPad to turn on)
Fn + F10
PC Camera Power
Toggle
Fn + F11
WLAN Module Power Toggle
Fn + F12
Bluetooth Module Power Toggle
Fn + _
Fn + F3
Fn + F4
Mute Toggle
Sleep Toggle
*Silent Mode Toggle
Function
See “Switching Displays
Using Fn + F7” on page B - 4
*When enabled, Silent Mode will reduce fan noise and save power consumption. Note this
may reduce computer performance.
Table D - 2 - Function & Hot Key Indicators
Windows 7 Start Menu & Control Panel D - 5
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Windows 7 Information
Hot Key Buttons & Keyboard
These buttons give instant access to the default Internet browser and e-mail program, and allow you to toggle
the Silent Mode on/off with one quick button press. Note that in Windows 7 the E-Mail button will only function
after the Outlook or Outlook Express applications are installed (these applications are not installed by default in
Windows 7).
Hot Key
Function
Activate the Default E-Mail Browser
Activate the Default Internet Program
Toggle *Silent Mode (for power saving)
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D - 6 Windows 7 Start Menu & Control Panel
Windows 7 Information
Video Features
You can configure display options from the Display control panel in Windows, and from the ATI Catalyst Control Center as long as the appropriate video driver is installed. For more detailed video
information see “ATI Catalyst® Control Center” on page B - 2.
To access Display (Control Panel) and Screen Resolution in Windows:
1.
2.
3.
Click Start and click Control Panel.
Click Display (icon) - In the Appearances and Personalization category.
Click Adjust Screen Resolution/Adjust resolution.
OR
4.
5.
6.
Alternatively you can right-click the desktop and select Screen resolution (see right).
Use the dropbox to select the screen Resolution 1 (Figure D - 2 on page D - 8).
Click Advanced settings 2 (Figure D - 2 on page D - 8) to bring up the Advanced properties tabs.
To access the ATI Catalyst Control Center:
1.
2.
3.
Click Start and click All Programs (or just click Start and select ATI CCC 3 Figure D - 2 on page D - 8).
Click Catalyst Control Center.
Click ATI CCC (Advanced/Wizard) 4 (Figure D - 2 on page D - 8).
OR
4.
5 (Figure D - 2 on page D - 8 - note that you may need click the show
Double-click the taskbar icon
hidden icons button in the taskbar in order to see the ATI taskbar icon
).
OR
5.
Right-click the desktop and select Catalyst(TM) Control Center.
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Video Features D - 7
Windows 7 Information
Screen Resolution
Besides the built-in LCD, you can also use an external VGA monitor (CRT)/external Flat Panel Display as
your display device.
5
1
2
3
4
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Figure D - 2 - Screen Resolution & ATI Controls
D - 8 Video Features
Windows 7 Information
Attaching Other Displays
Configuring an External Display in Windows 7
1.
2.
3.
4.
Attach your external display to the external monitor port/HDMI-Out port and turn it on.
Go to the Screen resolution control panel.
Click the Detect button.
The computer will then detect any attached displays.
Video Options
Note that card types, specifications
and drivers are subject to continual
updates and changes. Check with
your service center for the latest details on video cards supported.
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Figure D - 3 - Screen Resolution - Multiple Displays
Video Features D - 9
Windows 7 Information
5.
You can configure the displays from the Multiple Displays menu.
Figure D - 4 - Screen Resolution - Multiple Display Options
• Duplicate these displays - Shows an exact copy of the main display desktop on the other display(s)
• Extend these displays - Treats both connected displays as separate devices
• Show desktop only on 1/2 - Only one of your displays is used.
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See “Display Modes” on page B - 9 for more details on the above modes when using the ATI driver to configure
attached displays.
D - 10 Video Features
Windows 7 Information
ATI Catalyst® Control Center
Adjust the video settings from the ATI Catalyst® Control Center.
1.
2.
3.
Open the ATI Catalyst Control Center (see “Video Features” on page D - 7).
Select either Basic or Advanced (on the first run of the program) and then click
Next.
If you have selected Basic a wizard will help you set up the display options, or if
you have selected Advanced you will be taken to the ATI Catalyst Control Center
(you can change the options from the Basic menu or the View menu in the ATI
Catalyst Control Center).
Note that the control panels
pictured in the following pages
are from the Advanced settings.
Figure D - 5
ATI Catalyst Control
Center Basic Settings
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Video Features D - 11
Windows 7 Information
Help Menus
The ATI Catalyst® Control Center provides additional video configuration controls and tools which allow quick access to features such as display options, 3D Settings, color and Help menus etc. Adjust settings from the Graphics and Options
menus at the top of the control panel.
Click Help (tab) and select an option from the
drop down menu. Press
F1 to bring up Help for
any currently selected
page.
Figure D - 6
ATI Catalyst Control
Center Advanced
Settings
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D - 12 Video Features
Windows 7 Information
Configuring an External Display using the ATI Catalyst Control Center
Alternatively you can use the ATI Catalyst Control Center to configure any attached displays.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Attach your external display to the external monitor port/HDMI-Out port and turn it on.
Go to ATI Catalyst Control Center (see “Video Features” on page D - 7).
Select Desktops & Displays from the Graphics menu in the top left of the screen.
Attached displays will appear in the lower part of the screen (click Detect Displays
to find any attached displays that do not automatically appear).
Right-click the attached display icon to bring up the options.
Select an option from the menu, and click Yes to accept the settings.
Click OK to save the changes.
Detect Displays
Click Detect Displays
(button) to automatically update the attached
display
information.
Attached displays will appear here.
Figure D - 7
Desktops &
Displays
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Video Features D - 13
Windows 7 Information
Using the Fn + F7 Key Combination to Switch Displays
You can also use the Fn + F7 key combination to quickly change display configuration and modes.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Figure D - 8
Fn + F7 Display
Configuration
Selection
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D - 14 Video Features
Attach your external display to the external monitor port/HDMI-Out port and turn it on.
Press the Fn + F7 key combination.
An on-screen menu will pop up.
Use the cursor keys (or Fn + F7) to select the appropriate configuration from the
menu, and press Enter to confirm the selection (.
Windows 7 Information
Display Modes
Single
Only one of your displays is used.
Duplicate
Duplicate simply shows an exact copy of the Main display desktop on the other display(s). This mode will drive
multiple displays with exactly the same content, resolution, refresh rates and color quality etc.
Extend
Extend treats both connected displays as separate devices, and they act as a virtual desktop resulting in a large
workspace. When a display is Extended, you can drag any icons or windows across to the other display desktop.
It is therefore possible to have one program visible in one of the displays, and a different program visible in the
other display.
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Display Modes D - 15
Windows 7 Information
Switching Display Modes
1.
2.
3.
4.
Attach your external display to the external monitor port/HDMI-Out port and turn it on.
Go to ATI Catalyst Control Center (see “Video Features” on page D - 7).
Select Desktops & Displays from the Graphics menu in the top left of the screen.
Attached displays will appear in the lower part of the screen (click Detect Displays
to find any attached displays that do not automatically appear).
5. Right-click the attached external display icon and select Disable.
6. Click Yes to accept the settings.
7. After the external display has been disabled right-click the attached external display
icon again.
Figure D - 9
Desktops &
Displays (Disable)
Right-click and select Disable.
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D - 16 Display Modes
Windows 7 Information
8. Select Duplicate or Extend from the menu.
9. Click Yes to accept the settings.
10. If you need to change the display mode then disable the external display and
configure as outlined here.
Figure D - 10
Desktops &
Displays
(Extend Mode)
Right-click and select either Duplicate or Extend.
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Display Modes D - 17
Windows 7 Information
The Power Sources
The computer can be powered by either an AC/DC adapter or a battery pack.
Silent Mode
Use the
key to toggle Silent Mode to reduce fan noise and save
power
consumption.
Note this may reduce
computer performance.
AC/DC Adapter
Use only the AC/DC adapter that comes with your computer. The wrong type of AC/
DC adapter will damage the computer and its components.
1.Attach the AC/DC adapter to the DC-in jack on the left of the computer.
2.Plug the AC power cord into an outlet, and then connect the AC power cord to the AC/
DC adapter.
3.Raise the lid/LCD to a comfortable viewing angle.
4.Press the power button to turn “On”.
Battery
The battery allows you to use your computer while you are on the road or when an
electrical outlet is unavailable. Battery life varies depending on the applications and
the configuration you're using. To increase battery life, let the battery discharge
completely before recharging (see “How do I completely discharge the battery?”
on page D - 31).
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We recommend that you do not remove the battery. For more information on the battery, please refer to “Battery Information” on page D - 27.
D - 18 The Power Sources
Windows 7 Information
Turning On the Computer
Now you are ready to begin using your computer. To turn it on simply press the power button on the front panel.
When the computer is on, you can use the power button as a Stand by/Hibernate/
Shutdown hot-key button when it is pressed for less than 4 seconds (pressing and
holding the power button for longer than this will shut the computer down). Use
Power Options in the Windows control panel to configure this feature.
Shut Down
Note that you should always shut your computer down by choosing the Shut Down command from the Lock Button Menu in Windows 7. This will help prevent hard disk or system
problems.
Forced Off
If the system “hangs”,
and the Ctrl + Alt + Del
key combination doesn’t
work, press the power
button for 4 seconds, or
longer, to force the system to turn itself off.
Power Button as
Stand by or
Hibernate Button
You can use the OS’s
“Power Options” control
panel to set the power
button to send the system into Stand by or Hibernate mode (see your
OS’s documentation, or
“Configuring the Power Buttons” on page D
- 24 for details).
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Turning On the Computer D - 19
Windows 7 Information
Power Plans
The computer can be configured to conserve power by means of power plans. You
can use (or modify) an existing power plan, or create a new one.
Resuming
Operation
The settings may be adjusted to set the display to turn off after a specified time, and
to send the computer into Sleep after a period of inactivity.
See Table D - 3, on
page D - 25 for information on how to resume
from a power-saving
state.
Click Change plan settings and then click Change advanced power settings to access further configuration options in Advanced Settings.
Password
It is recommended that
you enable a password
on system resume in order to protect your data.
Figure D - 11
Power Plan
Advanced Settings
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D - 20 Power Plans
Windows 7 Information
Each Windows power plan will also adjust the processor performance of your machine in order to save power. This is worth bearing in mind if you are experiencing
any reduced performance (especially under DC/battery power).
Choose High performance (you may need to click Show additional plans to view
the High performance plan) for maximum performance when the computer is powered from an AC power source. Choose the Power saver (bear in mind that this
scheme may slow down the overall performance of the computer in order to save
power) for maximum power saving when the computer is battery (DC power) powered.
ATI PowerPlay™
PowerPlay™ in the ATI
Catalyst Control Center (in the Graphics Settings Tree View pane)
allows you to set your
graphics processor settings for higher performance or longer battery
life.
Click to Show/Hide
additional
power plans
Figure D - 12
Power Plans
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Power Plans D - 21
Windows 7 Information
Power-Saving States
You can use power-saving states to stop the computer’s operation and restart where you left off. Sleep is the
default power-saving state in Windows 7.
Earlier versions of Windows used Stand By and Hibernate as system power-saving states. Windows 7 combines
the features of Stand By and Hibernate into the default Sleep power-saving state.
Sleep
In Sleep all of your work, settings and preferences are saved to memory before the system sleeps. When you are
not using your computer for a certain length of time, which you specify in the operating system, it will enter
Sleep to save power.
The PC wakes from Sleep within seconds and will return you to where you last left off (what was on your desktop) without reopening the application(s) and file(s) you last used.
If your mobile PC in Sleep is running on battery power the system will use only a minimum amount of power.
After an extended period the system will save all the information to the hard disk and shut the computer down
before the battery becomes depleted.
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D - 22 Power-Saving States
Windows 7 Information
Hibernate
Hibernate uses the least amount of power of all the power-saving states and saves
all of your information on a part of the hard disk before it turns the system off. If a
power failure occurs the system can restore your work from the hard disk; if a power
failure occurs when work is saved only to memory, then the work will be lost. Hibernate will also return you to where you last left off within seconds. You should
put your mobile PC into Hibernate if you will not use the computer for a period of
time, and will not have the chance to charge the battery.
Shut down
You should Shut down the computer if you plan to install new hardware (don’t forget to remove the battery and follow all the safety instructions in Chapter 6), plan to
be away from the computer for several days, or you do not need it to wake up and run
a scheduled task. Returning to full operation from Shut down takes longer than from
Sleep or Hibernate.
Figure D - 13
Lock Button Menu
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Power-Saving States D - 23
Windows 7 Information
Configuring the Power Buttons
The power/sleep button (Fn + F4 key combo) and closed lid may be set to send the computer in to a powersaving state. Click Choose what the power buttons do on the left menu in Power Options to bring up the menu.
Password Protection
It is recommended that you
enable a password on wake
up in order to protect your
data.
However you can disable
this setting from the Power
Options menu by clicking
Require a password on
wakeup in the left menu,
and selecting the options
(click Change settings that
are currently unavailable).
Figure D - 14
D
Power Options Define
Power Buttons
D - 24 Configuring the Power Buttons
Windows 7 Information
Resuming Operation
You can resume operation from power-saving states by pressing the power button, or in some cases pressing the
sleep button (Fn + F4 key combo).
Power Status
Icon
To Resume
Color
Power Off
Off
Press the Power Button
Sleep
Blinking Green
Press the Power Button
Press the Sleep Button (Fn + F4 Key Combo)
Closing the Lid
Press the Power Button
If you have chosen to
send the computer to
Sleep when the lid is
closed, raising the lid
will wake the system up.
Off (battery)
Hibernate
Orange (AC/DC adapter)
Display Turned Off
Green
Press a Key or Move the Mouse/Touchpad
Power Button
Table D - 3
When the computer is on, you can use the power button as a Sleep/Hibernate/Shut Down
hot key button when it is pressed for less than 4 seconds (pressing and holding the power
button for longer than this will force the computer to shut down).
Resuming
Operation
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Configuring the Power Buttons D - 25
Windows 7 Information
Energy Star Power Saving
This system supports Energy Star power management features that place computers (CPU, hard drive, etc.) into
a low-power sleep modes after a designated period of inactivity. If you want to enable Energy Star power saving
then follow these instructions:
1.
2.
3.
Right-click the taskbar icon.
Select Power Conservation Modes.
Select Energy Star to use the Energy Star power management and override other power saving settings.
Figure D - 15
Energy Star Menu
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D - 26 Configuring the Power Buttons
Windows 7 Information
Battery Information
Follow these simple guidelines to get the best use out of your battery.
Low Battery
Warning
Battery Power
Your computer’s battery power is dependent upon many factors, including the programs you are running, and peripheral devices attached. You can set actions to be
taken (e.g. Shut down, Hibernate etc.), and set critical and low battery levels from
power plan Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings (see Figure
D - 11 on page D - 20).
Click the battery icon
status.
in the taskbar to see the current battery level and charge
When the battery is critically low, immediately
connect the AC/DC
adapter to the computer
or save your work, otherwise, the unsaved
data will be lost when
the power is depleted.
Figure D - 16
Battery Icon
(Taskbar) & Battery
Advanced Settings
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Battery Information D - 27
Windows 7 Information
Windows Mobility
Center
The Windows Mobility
Center control panel
provides an easy point
of access for information
on battery status, power
plans used and wireless
device status etc.
Conserving Battery Power
•
Use a power plan that conserves power (e.g Power saver), however note that
this may have an affect on computer performance.
•
Lower the brightness level of the LCD display. The system will decrease LCD
brightness slightly to save power when it is not powered by the AC/DC adapter.
•
Reduce the amount of time before the display is turned off.
•
Close wireless, Bluetooth, modem or communication applications when they are
not being used.
•
Disconnect/remove any unnecessary external devices e.g. USB devices,
ExpressCards etc.
Figure D - 17
Windows Mobility
Center
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D - 28 Battery Information
Windows 7 Information
Battery Life
Battery life may be shortened through improper maintenance. To optimize the life and improve its performance, fully discharge and recharge the battery at least once every 30 days.
We recommend that you do not remove the battery yourself. If you do need to remove the battery for any reason
(e.g. long term storage) see “Removing the Battery” on page 6 - 3.
New Battery
Always completely discharge, then fully charge, a new battery (see “Battery FAQ” on page D - 31 for instructions on how to do this).
Recharging the Battery with the AC/DC Adapter
The battery pack automatically recharges when the AC/DC adapter is attached and plugged into an electrical outlet. If the computer is powered on, and in use, it will take several hours to fully recharge the battery. When the
computer is turned off but plugged into an electrical outlet, battery charge time is less. (Refer to “LED Indicators” on page 1 - 9 for information on the battery charge status, and to “Battery Information” on page D - 27
for more information on how to maintain and properly recharge the battery pack.)
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Battery Information D - 29
Windows 7 Information
Proper handling of the Battery Pack
Caution
•
•
•
DO NOT disassemble the battery pack under any circumstances
DO NOT expose the battery to fire or high temperatures, it may explode
DO NOT connect the metal terminals (+, -) to each other
Danger of explosion if
battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the
same or equivalent type
recommended by the
manufacturer. Discard
used battery according
to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Damaged Battery Warning
Should you notice any physical defects (e.g. the battery is bent out of shape after being
dropped), or any unusual smells emanating from the notebook battery, shut your computer
down immediately and contact your service center. If the battery has been dropped we do
not recommend using it any further, as even if the computer continues to work with a damaged battery in place, it may cause circuit damage, which may possibly result in fire. It is
recommended that you replace your computer battery every two years.
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D - 30 Battery Information
Windows 7 Information
Battery FAQ
How do I completely discharge the battery?
Use the computer with battery power until it shuts down due to a low battery. Don’t turn off the computer even
if a message indicates the battery is critically low, just let the computer use up all of the battery power and shut
down on its own.
1.
2.
3.
Save and close all files and applications.
Create a power plan for discharging the battery and set all the options to Never.
Click Change plan settings (after creating it) and click Change plan settings > Change advanced power
settings.
Figure D - 18 - Create Power Plan - Discharge Battery
Battery Information D - 31
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Windows 7 Information
4.
5.
Scroll down to Battery and click + to expand the battery options.
Choose the options below (click Yes if a warning appears):
Battery Charging &
Maintenance
How do I fully charge the battery?
When charging the battery, don’t stop
until the LED charging indicator light
changes from orange to green.
How do I maintain the battery?
Completely discharge and charge the
battery at least once every 30 days or
after about 20 partial discharges.
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•
•
•
•
•
Figure D - 19 - Power Options Advanced Settings - Battery
Low battery levels = 0%
Critical battery Levels = 0%
Low battery action = Do Nothing
Critical battery action (On battery) = Shut Down
Critical battery action (Plugged in) = Do Nothing
D - 32 Battery Information
Windows 7 Information
Driver Installation
Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual
disc, click Install Drivers/Option Drivers (button) and
then click the appropriate driver name from the Drivers
Installer menu. Follow the instructions to install the
driver. Alternatively click Start, navigate (Browse..) to
the executable file and then follow the manual setup instructions.
Figure 5 - Drivers Installer Screen 1
1. Check the driver installation order from Table D - 4 (the
drivers must be installed in this order) which is the
same as that listed in the Drivers Installer menu
below.
2. Click to select the driver you wish to install, after
installing each driver it will become greyed out (if you
need to reinstall any driver, click the Unlock button).
3. Follow the instructions for each individual driver
installation procedure as listed on the following pages.
Figure 6 - Drivers Installer Screen 2
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Windows 7 Information
Windows 7 Drivers
Page #
Chipset
Page D - 35
Video
Page D - 35
Audio
Page D - 36
Modem
Page D - 36
LAN
Page D - 36
TouchPad
Page D - 36
CardReader
Page D - 36
Hot Key
Page D - 36
Wireless LAN Module (Win 7)
Page D - 37
PC Camera Module
Page 7 - 26
3.75G/HSPA Module
Page 7 - 37/Page 7 - 46
Fingerprint Reader Module
Page 7 - 51
Table D - 4 - Driver Installation
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Updating/Reinstalling Individual Drivers
If you wish to update/reinstall individual drivers it may
be necessary to uninstall the original driver.To do this go
to the Control Panel in the Windows OS and doubleclick the Programs and Features item (Programs >
Uninstall a program). If you see the individual driver
listed (if not see below), uninstall it, following the on
screen prompts (it may be necessary to restart the computer). Go to the appropriate section of the manual to
complete the update/reinstall procedure for the driver in
question.
If the driver is not listed in the Programs and Features
item:
1. Click Start and click Control Panel.
2. Double-click System (icon); System (icon) is in
System and Security (category).
3. Click Device Manager (in the left menu).
4. Double-click the device you wish to update/reinstall the
driver for (you may need to click “+”).
5. Look for the Update Driver button (check the Driver
tab) and follow the on screen prompts.
Windows 7 Information
Driver Installation Procedure
Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual
disc and click Install Drivers (button).
Driver Installation General Guidelines
The driver installation procedure outlined in this
Chapter are accurate at the time of going to press.
Drivers are always subject to upgrade and revision
so the exact procedure for certain drivers may differ
slightly. As a general guide follow the default on
screen instructions for each driver (e.g. Next > Next
> Finish) unless you are an advanced user. In many
cases a restart is required to install the driver.
Chipset
1. Click 1.Install Chipset Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next > Yes > Next > Next.
3. Click Finish to restart the computer.
Video
1. Click 2.Install Video Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next > Install (button).
3. Click the Express (or Custom if you prefer to
manually configure the driver installation settings) button and click Next.
4. Click Accept (button) and click Yes.
5. Click Finish.
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Audio
1. Click 3.Install Audio Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next.
3. Click Finish to restart the computer.
Modem
1. Click 4.Install Modem Driver > Yes.
2. Click OK.
3. The modem is ready for dial-up configuration.
LAN
1. Click 5.Install LAN Driver > Yes.
2. Click Install.
3. Click Finish.
4. The network settings can now be configured.
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TouchPad
1. Click 6.Install Touchpad Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next.
3. Click the button to accept the license, and then
click Next.
4. Click Finish > Restart Now to restart the computer.
CardReader
1. Click 7.Install CardReader Driver > Yes.
2. Click Install.
3. Click Finish.
Hot Key
1. Click 8.Install Hotkey Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next > Install.
3. Click Finish > Finish to restart the computer.
Windows 7 Information
Optional Drivers
Bluetooth Module (Win 7)
See the pages indicated for the driver installation procedures for any modules included in your purchase option. Where Windows 7 information differs from
Windows Vista it will be included in this chapter; if
Windows 7 information is the same as Windows Vista
then refer to Chapter 7 as indicated on the following
page.
Note: The operating system is the default setting for
Bluetooth control in Windows 7, and does not require
a driver. See “Bluetooth Module (Win 7)” on page D
- 38 for configuration instructions.
Wireless LAN Module (Win 7)
See the specific Windows 7 driver installation and
configuration information in “Wireless LAN Module
(Win 7)” on page D - 43.
PC Camera Module
See “PC Camera Module” on page 7 - 25 for driver
installation and configuration information.
3.75G/HSPA Module
See “3.75G/HSPA Module” on page 7 - 33 for driver
installation and configuration information.
Fingerprint Reader Module (Win 7)
Figure D - 1 - Drivers Installer - Option Drivers Menu
See the introduction in “Fingerprint Reader Module
(Win 7)” on page D - 61, and check the installation
procedure.
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Windows 7 Information
Wireless Device
Operation Aboard
Aircraft
The use of any portable
electronic transmission devices aboard aircraft is usually prohibited. Make sure
the module(s) are OFF if
you are using the computer
aboard aircraft.
Use the Fn + F12 key combination to toggle power to
the Bluetooth module, and
check the LED indicator to
see if the module is powered on or not (see Table 1
- 6, on page 1 - 13/ Table 1
- 4, on page 1 - 9).
Bluetooth Module (Win 7)
The operating system’s Bluetooth Devices control panel is used to configure the
Bluetooth settings in Windows Vista, and therefore does not require a driver. Use the
Fn + F12 key combination (see “Function/Hot Key Indicators” on page D - 5) to
toggle power to the Bluetooth module. When the Bluetooth module is powered on,
the
LED will be orange and the on-screen indicator will briefly be displayed.
Bluetooth Data Transfer
Note that the transfer of data between the computer and a Bluetooth enabled device is supported in one direction only (simultaneous data transfer is not supported). Therefore
if you are copying a file from your computer to a Bluetooth enabled device, you will not be
able to copy a file from the Bluetooth enabled device to your computer until the file transfer
process from the computer has been completed.
Bluetooth Module & Resuming From Sleep Mode
The Bluetooth module’s default state will be off after resuming from the Sleep power-saving
state. Use the key combination (Fn + F12) to power on the Bluetooth module after the computer resumes from Sleep.
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Windows 7 Information
Bluetooth Configuration in Windows 7
Setup your Bluetooth Device so the Computer Can Find it
1.
2.
Turn your Bluetooth device (e.g. PDA, mobile phone etc.) on.
Make the device discoverable (to do this check your device documentation).
To Turn the Bluetooth Module On
1.
2.
3.
Press the Fn + F12 key combination to power on the Bluetooth module.
A Bluetooth icon will appear in the taskbar.
You can then do any of the following to access the Bluetooth Devices control
panel.
•
Double-click the taskbar icon
•
Click/Right-click the taskbar icon
to access the Bluetooth Devices control panel.
Add a Device
Click Start, and click
Control Panel and then
click
Devices
and
Printers
(Hardware
and Sound). Click Add
a device to search for
any available Bluetooth
devices.
and choose an option from the menu.
Figure D - 2
Bluetooth Devices &
Click Icon Menu
Add a device
Right-Click Taskbar Icon
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Windows 7 Information
To Add a Bluetooth Device
1. Access the Bluetooth Devices control panel and click Add a device.
2. Double-click the device you want to pair with the computer.
Pairing Options
If a device has been previously connected then
the pairing option menu
will appear when you attempt subsequent connections. You can choose
to have the computer create a pairing code for you,
use the device’s existing
pairing code or you can
pair certain devices without using a code.
Figure D - 3
Add a Device
3. On first connection the computer will provide you with a pairing code to be entered
onto the device.
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Windows 7 Information
4.
Enter the code into your Bluetooth enabled device and follow any on-screen
instructions to complete the pairing.
Figure D - 4
Pairing Codes
The example outlined here shows a connection to
a mobile device. Other devices e.g. computers,
may have a slightly different connection procedure, and may require you to confirm a pairing
code is correct on both devices. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the pairing.
5.
6.
7.
Pairing Code
Example
Windows will check to see if any drivers are required to complete the pairing.
Follow any on-screen instructions on the computer if device drivers are required to
be installed.
Click Close.
Figure D - 5
Pairing Complete &
Bluetooth Device
Enabled
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Windows 7 Information
To Change Settings for the Bluetooth Device
Bluetooth Help
To get help on Bluetooth
configuration and settings, select Help and
Support from the Start
menu. Type Bluetooth in
the Search Help box, and
select an item from the returned search results to
get more information.
1. Click the taskbar icon and select Show Bluetooth Devices.
2. Right-click on the device you want to change and click Properties to:
•
•
Change the name of the device (click Bluetooth, type a new name and click OK).
Enable/Disable a service (click Services, clear/tick the check box next to the service and click OK).
To Make your Computer Discoverable to Bluetooth Devices
1. Click the taskbar icon and select Open Settings.
2. Click Options, and make sure that Allow Bluetooth devices to find this
computer check box (Discovery) has a tick inside it.
3. Make sure that the Alert me when a new Bluetooth device wants to connect
check box (Connections) has a tick inside it, if you want to be notified when a
Bluetooth device wants to connect.
Figure D - 6
Bluetooth Settings Options
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Windows 7 Information
Wireless LAN Module (Win 7)
If you have included an Intel® Wi-Fi Link 5300 Series (802.11 a/g/n), 3rd Party
802.11b/g or 3rd Party 802.11b/g/n WLAN module in your purchase option, make
sure that the Wireless LAN module is on before installing the driver.
Use the Fn + F11 key combination (see “Function/Hot Key Indicators” on page 1 13) to toggle power to the Wireless LAN module. When the WLAN module is powered on, the
LED will be green and the indicator
will briefly be displayed.
Make sure you install the drivers in the order indicated in Table 4 - 1, on page 4 - 3.
The standard driver installation procedure for the Intel® Wi-Fi Link 5300 Series
module is outlined overleaf. If you want to include Intel® My WiFi Technology as
part of the installation procedure, DO NOT install the driver as per the instructions overleaf, instead see “Intel® My WiFi Installation & Configuration” on
page D - 48.
If you have installed the standard driver (as per the instructions overleaf) and wish to
enable Intel® My WiFi Technology at a later point you will need to reinstall the
driver (choose Unlock from the Drivers Installer menu). Follow the driver installation procedure and choose Modify from the menu when the option appears, and then
follow the remaining installation instructions in “Intel® My WiFi Installation &
Configuration” on page D - 48.
Wireless Device
Operation Aboard
Aircraft
The use of any portable
electronic transmission devices aboard aircraft is usually prohibited. Make sure
the module(s) are OFF if
you are using the computer
aboard aircraft.
Use the Fn + F11 key combination to toggle power to
the WLAN module, and
check the indicator to see if
the module is powered on
or not (see Table 1 - 6, on
page 1 - 13/ Table 1 - 4, on
page 1 - 9).
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Windows 7 Information
Intel® Wi-Fi Link 5300 Series (802.11 a/g/n) Driver Installation
If you see the message “Found New Hardware” click Cancel to close the window.
Intel(R) PROSet/
Wireless
1. Make sure the module is powered on, then insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the CD/DVD drive.
2. Click Option Drivers (button).
3. Click 1.Install WLAN Driver > Yes.
4. Click Next > Next.
5. Click the button to accept the license and click Next.
6. Click Next > Next > Finish.
Access
the
Intel
PROSet Wireless tools
(Statistics and Diagnostic tools) from the Start
menu (Start > Programs/All Programs >
Intel PROSet). These
tools provide diagnostic
and statistical information only (use the WLAN
control in Windows Vista to connect to a WLAN
access point).
3rd Party 802.11b/g/n or 802.11b/g/n Driver Installation
1. Make sure the module is powered on, then insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the CD/DVD drive.
2. Click Option Drivers (button).
3. Click 1.Install WLAN Driver > Yes.
4. Choose the language you prefer and click Next.
5. Click Next > Install.
6. Click Finish.
Note: The operating system is the default setting for Wireless LAN control in Windows 7 (see overleaf).
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Windows 7 Information
Connecting to a Wireless Network
Make sure the Wireless LAN module is turned on.
1.
Click the taskbar wireless icon , and then double-click an access point to connect to or click to Open Network and Sharing Center if you do not see a network
you want to connect to in the taskbar menu (a list of options will appear allowing
setting changes, and creating a new network).
Network and
Sharing Center
You can also use the Network and Sharing Center control panel in
Windows (Network and
Internet) to connect to
any available wireless
networks.
Figure D - 7
Click Taskbar Icon
Menu & Network
and Sharing Center
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Windows 7 Information
2. You may need to enter a security key for any access point to which you are trying to
connect.
3. Click to select a network location (e.g. Home, Work or Public).
4. Click “View or change settings in Network and Sharing Center” to access
further options for the connection.
Figure D - 8
Network Location
Set
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Windows 7 Information
5.
6.
Click the taskbar icon
to see any currently connected networks.
To disconnect from the wireless network you can click the taskbar wireless icon
click the active connection and then click Disconnect (button).
,
Security Enabled
Networks
You should try to make
sure that any network you
are connecting to is a secure network.
Connecting to unsecure
networks may allow unauthorized access to your
computer,
documents,
websites and files etc.
Figure D - 9
Click Taskbar Icon
Menu - Disconnect
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Windows 7 Information
Intel® My WiFi Help
To get help on Intel®
My WiFi configuration
and settings, access the
Intel® My WiFi Utility
from the Start menu
(Start > Programs/All
Programs
>
Intel
PROSet Wireless > Intel
My WiFi Technology), or
by clicking the taskbar
icon
. Click the Help
icon
and select
a help topic from the
Contents menu.
Intel® My WiFi Installation & Configuration
Intel® My WiFi Technology uses your WLAN module to allow you to connect up to
eight other WiFi enabled devices (e.g. digital cameras, other computers, cell phones,
handheld devices etc.) to your computer (similar to Bluetooth), while still connecting
to the Internet through your WiFi wireless connection. Intel® My WiFi Technology
offers greater range and speed than other personal area networks, and does not require an access point.
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Windows 7 Information
Intel® Wi-Fi Link 5300 Series My WiFi Driver Installation
If you see the message “Found New Hardware” click Cancel to close the window.
1. Make sure the module is powered on, then insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the CD/DVD drive.
2. Click Option Drivers (button).
3. Click 1.Install WLAN Driver > Yes.
4. Click Next > Next.
5. Click the button to accept the license and click Next > Next.
6. Click Custom (button) and click Next.
7. Click Intel(R) My WiFi Technology (button) and select “This feature will
be installed on local hard drive.”
Intel(R) PROSet/
Wireless
Access
the
Intel
PROSet Wireless tools
(Statistics and Diagnostic tools) from the Start
menu (Start > Programs/All Programs >
Intel PROSet). These
tools provide diagnostic
and statistical information only (use the WLAN
control in Windows Vista to connect to a WLAN
access point).
Figure D - 10
Intel(R) PRO Set
Intel(R) My WiFi
Technology
Installation
8. Click Next > Finish.
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Windows 7 Information
Intel® My WiFi Configuration
You can configure the My WiFi settings as follows.
1. Access the Intel® My WiFi Utility from the Start menu (Start > Programs/All Programs > Intel PROSet Wireless > Intel My WiFi Technology).
2. Click Enable
(on the first run of the program there will be no connected
devices listed).
Figure D - 11
Intel® My WiFi
Utility
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Windows 7 Information
3.
4.
5.
Click Start, and click Control Panel (or point to Settings and click Control Panel).
Click Network and Sharing Center (Network and Internet).
Click Change adapter settings.
Click Change Adapter
Settings
Figure D - 12
Network and
Sharing Center
6.
Right-click Intel WiFi STA (Station) in Network Connections and select
Properties.
Figure D - 13
Right-click Intel WiFi STA
(Station) and select Properties.
Intel WiFi STA
Properties
(Network
Connections)
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Windows 7 Information
7. Click Sharing (tab) and select “Allow other network users to connect through
this computer’s Internet connection”.
8. Click Settings to select any services running on your network that users can access
if required.
9. Click OK.
Click “Allow other
network users to
connect through
this computer’s Internet
connection”.
Figure D - 14
Intel WiFi STA
Properties Sharing
Click Settings to
select any Services
to be made available to users if needed.
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Windows 7 Information
10. A message will appear to inform you that the LAN adapter will be set to use the IP
address 192.168.0.1.
11. Click Yes to enable Internet Connection Sharing.
Figure D - 15
IP Address
Warning
IP Addresses
12. Access the Intel® My WiFi Utility from the Start menu (Start > Programs/All
Programs > Intel PROSet Wireless > Intel My WiFi Technology).
13. Click Profiles
.
The Intel® My WiFi default gateway IP address is 192.168.0.1.
DO NOT use this address for any Wireless
Access Point (or any
other static IP address
on your network).
Figure D - 16
Intel® My WiFi
Utility
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Windows 7 Information
14. Click Profiles, click Intel Wireless PAN and click Edit.
Figure D - 17
Profiles
15. You can change the Profile Name and Network Name to your personal
preferences in General (tab).
Profile and Network Names
Figure D - 18
Intel® My WiFi
Profile Settings General
D
The Profile Name is the name as
displayed on your computer in the
Network Connections control panel (see Figure D - 13 on page D 51).
The Network Name (SSID) is the
name the devices see when they try
to connect to your computer.
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Windows 7 Information
16. Click Security (tab).
17. Change the Security Type to WEP and the Encryption Type to 64bit.
18. Enter a password (5 characters long) in the Passphrase box.
Figure D - 19
Intel® My WiFi
Profile Settings Security
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19. Click Sharing (tab).
20. Make sure Filter Network Traffic and DHCP and DNS Server are Disabled.
Figure D - 20
Set Filter Network
Traffic & DHCP
and DNS Servers
to Disabled.
Intel® My WiFi
Profile Settings Sharing
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Windows 7 Information
21. Click Advanced (tab).
22. Make sure the Default Channel is set to Channel 1, 6 or 11.
23. Click OK to save all the settings and click Close to exit Profiles.
Figure D - 21
Intel® My WiFi
Profile Settings Advanced
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Windows 7 Information
24. Double-click Intel My WiFi PAN (Personal Area Network) in Network Connections
(Network and Sharing Center > Change adapter settings).
25. Click Details to display the Network Connection Details.
Figure D - 22
Intel My WiFi PAN
Network
Connection Details
(Network
Connections)
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Windows 7 Information
26. Access the Intel® My WiFi Utility from the Start menu (Start > Programs/All
Programs > Intel PROSet Wireless > Intel My WiFi Technology).
27. To add a new device follow the instructions in the devices’ user guide for
connecting to a WiFi network.
28. Click Add New Device in Intel® My WiFi Utility to confirm the security settings
detail.
Figure D - 23
Intel® My WiFi
Utility
(Add New Device)
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Windows 7 Information
Windows Mobility Center
The Windows Mobility Center control panel provides an easy point of access for
information on battery status, power plans used and wireless device status etc.
To access the Windows Mobility Center:
1.Click Start, and click Control Panel (or point to Settings and click Control Panel).
2.Double-click Windows Mobility Center (Mobile PC).
3.Click the button to Turn wireless off/on, or click the icon
to access the network
menu.
Figure D - 24
Windows Mobility
Center
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Windows 7 Information
Fingerprint Reader Module (Win 7)
The fingerprint reader module provides a high level of security for your computer.
Make sure you have administrator’s rights to your computer, and have a Windows
password enabled for full security protection.
Before beginning the enrollment process it is recommended that you go through the
fingerprint tutorial. To run the tutorial click Start > Programs/All Programs > Protector Suite QL > Fingerprint Tutorial after installing the driver.
Fingerprint Reader Driver Installation
1. Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the CD/
DVD drive.
2. Click Option Drivers (button).
3. Click 4.Install FingerPrint Driver > Yes.
4. Click Software Installation.
5. Click Next > Next > Next.
6. Click Finish > Yes to restart the computer.
Help & Manual
Right-click the taskbar icon
to bring up the menu to
select Help.
Insert the Device Drivers &
Utilities + User’s Manual
disc and click Option Drivers (button). Click Unlock
(button) and then click 4.Install FingerPrint Driver
>Yes.
Click Documentation to
open the folder containing
the manual in .pdf format.
To install the Adobe Acrobat
Reader software to read the
file, insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc and click User’s
Manual (button), and click
Install Acrobat Reader
(button).
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Windows 7 Information
User Enrollment
1. Click Start > Control Center (Start > All Programs > Protector Suite > Control
Center), or double click the taskbar icon
.
2. On the first run of the program you will be asked to click the Accept button to accept
the license.
3. If you have not set a Windows password you will be prompted to do so (note: If you
have not set a password Protector Suite cannot secure access to your computer).
4. Click Submit when you have entered password.
5. You will then be prompted to enroll your fingerprints (you can click Tutorial to get
help with fingerprint enrollment at any time).
Figure D - 25
Fingerprint
Enrollment
Tutorial
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6.
7.
8.
Click the button above any of the fingers to begin the enrollment process for that
finger.
Swipe the finger until the progress bar reaches 100% to enroll that finger.
Repeat the process for all the fingers you wish to enroll (see sidebar), and then
click the close button to close the window.
Fingerprint
Enrollment
Note that it is strongly recommended that you enroll
more than one finger in
case of injury etc.
Figure D - 26
Fingerprints
Enrolled
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Windows 7 Information
9. Click the taskbar icon
and select Start Control Center (and then swipe a finger)
to allow you to Edit Fingerprints, register Applications, edit Settings and access
the Help menu etc. You can also run the Control Center from the Start menu or
Protector Suite > Control Center item in the All Programs menu.
10. Click “Help” in Control Center Home to get more information on any topic.
11. You can also run the Tutorial, or Product Tour video to get more information.
Figure D - 27
Fingerprint Control
Center & Biomenu
D
Help
12. See “Help & Manual” on page D - 61 for further details.
13. If you swipe your finger over the reader at any time you can access the Biomenu to
lock the computer, register websites, access the Personal Safe, E-Wallet or
Strong Password Generator, open the Control Center and access the Help
menu.
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Windows 7 Information
Fingerprint Control Center Features
Application Launcher
The Application Launcher allows you to register applications to be launched when
assigned to a particular finger. Simply copy the application icon on to one of the registered fingers and ten click OK to close the application window. Once registered the
application will launch when you swipe the appropriate finger across the sensor.
Password Bank
The Password Bank stores registrations of user names, passwords and other settings
for web sites etc.
Help
For more information on
these and other features
simply access “Help” in
the Fingerprint Control
Center and select the
item from the menu on
the left.
Strong Password Generator
Strong Password Generator helps you to create complicated passwords resistant to
dictionary attacks from the Internet.
E-Wallet
The E-Wallet provides biometric security for important personal information such
as credit card details, account numbers etc.
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