eBuddy 5 6 Manual

eBuddy 5 6 Manual
Table Of Contents
CHAPTER 1
1
GETTING STARTED
1
Getting Started .....................................................................................................2
Inventory.................................................................................................................3
Safety and Maintenance...................................................................................4
Checklists ...............................................................................................................5
Features...................................................................................................................6
Where to Look For Information .....................................................................7
Quick Start.............................................................................................................8
Loading Windows 98 .........................................................................................9
Adjusting the Volume......................................................................................10
Adjusting the Brightness...............................................................................10
Turning off Your Computer...........................................................................11
Making a Startup Disk .....................................................................................11
Tips for New Owners .......................................................................................12
CHAPTER 2
15
GETTING FAMILIAR WITH YOUR COMPUTER
13
Front View ............................................................................................................14
Left View................................................................................................................15
Right View ............................................................................................................16
Bottom View ........................................................................................................17
LED Status Indicators.....................................................................................18
Power Indicators................................................................................................19
Function Keys.....................................................................................................19
Quick Launch Buttons ....................................................................................20
Numeric Keypad................................................................................................21
Touchpad..............................................................................................................22
Port Bar..................................................................................................................24
Connecting the Port Bar.................................................................................25
Connecting an External Keyboard or Mouse ........................................25
Connecting the Floppy Disk Drive .............................................................26
Connecting the CD-ROM/CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive ..............................26
Disk Drives ...........................................................................................................27
The CD-ROM, CD-RW, or DVD Drive .........................................................28
The PC Card Slot ...............................................................................................30
Adding Memory..................................................................................................31
The Graphics System ......................................................................................34
CHAPTER 3
41
MAKING CONNECTIONS
41
Making Connections ........................................................................................42
Left Side Connectors.......................................................................................42
Right Side Connectors....................................................................................43
Front Side Connectors....................................................................................44
CHAPTER 4
47
SYSTEM SOFT WARE
47
System Software................................................................................................48
System Recovery ..............................................................................................49
CHAPTER 5
57
POWER MANAGEMENT
57
Power Management..........................................................................................58
Power Saving Modes.......................................................................................60
Power Saving Tips ............................................................................................61
When to Replace the Battery........................................................................63
Heat Considerations ........................................................................................63
CHAPTER 6
65
USING BIOS SETUP
65
Using the BIOS Setup Utility ..........................................................................6
The Main Menu .......................................................................................................
Standard CMOS Setup......................................................................................9
Advanced CMOS Setup ......................................................................................
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Power Management..............................................................................................
Peripheral Setup....................................................................................................
Auto-Detect Hard Disk.........................................................................................
Change Supervisor Password.........................................................................
Change User Password......................................................................................
Auto Configuration with Optimal Settings .................................................
APPENDIX A
79
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
79
Frequently Asked Questions ........................................................................80
APPENDIX B
83
STATEMENTS
83
Statements ...........................................................................................................84
Canadian Department of Communications ............................................87
Battery Disposal................................................................................................88
CAUTION FOR ADAPTER ..............................................................................88
BATTERY CAUTION.........................................................................................88
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT..........................................................................89
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Chapter 1
Getti ng Started
Chapter 1 — Getting Started
Getting Started
Congratulations on your purchase of the Notebook computer! Your
new notebook features the most innovative advances in portable
computing technology. It combines state-of-the-art ergonomics with
sophisticated architecture to provide you with a personal computer that
is compact, powerful, and easy to use. Designed for a wide range of
general, business, and personal productivity applications, the
notebook is an ideal choice for use in the office, at home, and on the
road.
For maximum expandability without compromising portability, the
notebook accommodates a number of modules, including CDROM/DVD/CD-RW and FDD drives, and one PCMCIA card. The high
capacity hard disk drive provides you with plenty of storage space for
multimedia files and applications.
The notebook features an 85 or 87-key keyboard with four special
Internet hot keys for easy access to your favorite browser, search
applications, e-mail, and favorites folder. The high-resolution 12.1-inch
LCD panel provides clear and crisp viewing.
This Manual contains all the information you need to set up and use
your new notebook. It describes all the features of the notebook in an
easy-to-read yet thorough manner.
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Chapter 1 — Inventory
Inventory
This computer system is designed for years of productive and
pleasurable computing. Use this section to keep details of your
purchase. This information will be required should you need to make
repairs to your notebook during the warranty period. Update this
section when you add new options.
DATE OF PURCHASE:
PLACE OF PURCHASE:
DEALER'S NAME:
DEALER'S ADDRESS:
TELEPHONE:
E-MAIL ADDRESS/WWW:
CONTACT PERSON:
MODEL NUMBER:
SERIAL NUMBER:
BIOS VERSION:
The serial number is on the label (with a bar code) on the bottom side
of the computer. The BIOS revision number will appear briefly on the
screen after turning on the computer, before the graphic BIOS screen
appears. Press the Pause key to keep the number on the screen so
you can record it.
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Chapter 1 — Safety and Maintenance
Safety and Maintenance
You can use your computer under a wide range of environmental
condi tions. However, to ensure long use and continued high
performance, consider the following factors when setting up your
computer:
•
Follow all warnings and instructions noted in this documentation
and in the Windows Help program.
•
The first time you use your computer, we recommend that you
carefully read the Making Connections section of this manual
and initialize the battery to ensure optimum battery performance.
•
Unplug the computer from the power outlet before cleaning. Use
a damp cloth for cleaning. Do not use aerosols, solvents, or
strong detergents.
•
Do not use the computer near open water or other liquids. Never
spill liquid onto the computer.
•
Do not place the computer in an unstable location where it might
slip or be knocked over. Serious damage could result from a fall.
•
Slots and openings in the system cabinet are for ventilation
purposes. Do not block or cover these openings or the system
could overheat. Do not use or store the computer near a source
of heat or dust.
•
On the base or rear panel of this notebook, there is a label with
information on the power requirements of this system. These
requirements must be followed. If you are unsure of your local
power supply, consult your dealer or local Power Company.
•
Do not step on or place anything on the power cord.
•
If you use the computer with an extension cord, ensure that the
total ampere ratings of all the devices sharing the extension do
not exceed the rating of the extension cord or the rating of the
wall outlet.
•
Never push foreign objects into the computer through any of the
slots or openings. Dangerous voltages are present, which could
cause electric shock or fire, or damage sensitive components.
•
For best results, use a power strip with a built-in surge protector.
Do not use inferior extension cords as this may result in damage
to your computer.
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Chapter 1 — Checklists
•
Set the computer on a flat, stable surface. To prevent damage to
the computer’s hard disk drive, avoid using the computer where
it will be exposed to strong vibration.
Checklists
After opening the package, carefully inspect the contents. If any of the
items is missing or appear damaged, contact your dealer. The
shipping carton should contain the following:
STANDARD
•
A notebook computer with a hard disk drive
•
An internal battery
•
ACD-ROM/DVD drive
•
An AC adapter with power cord
•
User's Manual
•
System software CD-ROMs
OPTIONS
The following items are normally optional, but some vendors may
include them in the standard package. Some items may not be
available in some countries, or some vendors may choose not to carry
all the items.
•
64 or 128 MB SODIMM memory cards
•
Carrying bag
•
An FDD disk
•
An operating system manual
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Chapter 1 — Features
Caution: When purchasing any of the accessories
listed above, purchase only those accessories that
are approved for use with your computer. The above
accessories are proprietary items. Your system
vendor can obtain these approved accessories. If
you use items that are not approved for use with
this computer, you may cause your computer to
malfunction, or to emit or receive electro-magnetic
radiation in excess of local regulations. For nonproprietary accessories such as PC cards or
printers, ensure that the accessory functions
properly in your computer before making the
purchase. Your system vendor may be able to
recommend reliable brands and models.
Features
High Capacity Hard Disk Drive
The computer has a high capacity hard disk drive, to store your favorite
programs and large multimedia files.
Built-in Modem/LAN Capability
A built-in 56k modem and 1 0/100 Mbps Ethernet port allows you to access
the Internet or a local area network (LAN).
Large LCD
Your computer has an easy-to-view XGA LCD panel.
Built-in Stereo Speakers and Microphone
The stereo speakers and internal microphone enable you to run a variety of
multimedia applications.
Convenient Audio Control
The conveniently located audio control knob enable you to easily adjust the
volume to the stereo speakers.
Launch Keys and Function Keys
Four Internet launch keys give you quick access to e-mail and the Internet.
Function keys give you easy control of power management and your
monitor.
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Chapter 1 — Where to Look For Information
Scrolling Button
Comfortably scroll through documents with the ergonomically
designed scrolling button.
Where to Look For Information
About Your Computer
This User’s Manual describes the key elements of your computer.
New users can find a simple step-by-step orientation in the Quick
Start section of this chapter.
About Windows
The Windows Manual provides an overview of the Windows operating
System. Windows Online Help, found on the Start menu, offers extensive
Windows assistance. Welcome to Windows offers an online orientation for
new Windows users. Find it in:
Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools.
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Chapter 1 — Quick Start
Quick Start
Turning on the Computer for the First Time
1.
Connect the AC
adapter power cord to
the AC adapter.
2.
Connect the AC
adapter to the DC
power port on the left
side of your computer.
3.
Connect the AC
adapter power cord to
an AC outlet.
4.
Slide the cover latches
in the direction of the
arrows to open the
LCD.
5.
Open the LCD panel
to a comfortable
viewing angle.
6.
Press the power
button to turn on the
power.
Note: The battery is not fully charged.
Allow your battery to fully charge before
using it (i.e., before disconnecting AC
power). Calibrating the battery before use
is also highly recommended. Refer to
Chapter 5, Power Management, for further
information.
Use the touchpad to move the cursor on the screen. Move your finger
across the pad to control the cursor, and press the right and left
buttons beneath with your thumb. These buttons have the same
functions as the right and left buttons of a standard mouse. You can
also click or double-click by tapping on the touchpad. The middle
button can be used to scroll up and down in documents and Web
pages.
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Chapter 1 — Loading Windows 98
Loading Windows 98
The following section is for installing the Windows 98 operating system
only. If you are installing a different operating system, please check
with your vendor for installation details.
Your computer will
begin loading Windows
once you turn on the
power. Wait a few
seconds for Windows
setup to load. The
Windows setup will
prompt you for the
product key number,
shown to the right:
Product key number
Note: The product key is on a sticker
attached to the bottom of the Notebook.
1. Type your name, and, if applicable, the name of your company.
2. Read the End User's License Agreement. Click Next to accept it.
3. Enter the product key number. You can find this on the
Certificate of Authenticity on a sticker attached to the computer.
Click Finish.
4. The Start Wizard will prompt you to set the date, and your local
time.
After the Start Wizard updates your system settings, the Welcome to
Windows screen will appear. You may disable this feature by clearing
the check box labeled show this screen each time Windows starts.
Some software comes preloaded with Windows. New users can
familiarize themselves with this software by selecting Programs from
the start menu, then clicking on programs to run them.
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Chapter 1 — Adjusting the Volume
Adjusting the Volume
You can adjust the
volume with the volum e
control
knob
located
above the keyboard.
Alternatively, you can
adjust the volume with
the Windows volume
control applet located on
the taskbar.
Adjusting the Brightness
Use the following hot key combinations to adjust the LCD panel
brightness:
•
Fn + F6 decreases the brightness
•
Fn + F7 increases the brightness
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Chapter 1 — Turning off Your Computer
Turning off Your Computer
Turning off the computer properly is important to maintaining your
computer.
1.
On the Start menu, click
Shut Down.
2.
Click the radio button next to
Shut Down in the Shut Down
Windows screen, and then
click OK.
If you are going to be away from the computer for a short period, there
are ways of conserving power without shutting down the system. See
Chapter 5, Power Saving Modes, for details.
Warning: Shutting off the computer improperly may
result in data loss.
Making a Startup Disk
If you have trouble starting Windows, the startup disk can be used to
start your computer and fix many problems. Refer to the Windows user
manual for instructions.
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Chapter 1 — Tips for New Owners
Tips for New Owners
Take responsibility for backup
Back up files often. Users who need to manage large amounts of data
may wish to use backup devices such as a tape backup unit or a ZIP
drive. If you use your notebook as a networked workstation with
system backup, talk to the system administrator about backup
procedures for your notebook.
Don't leave passwords anywhere on your notebook or
carrying case
Be careful when placing your notebook on an airport
security conveyor belt
In most airports, security conveyor belts are s afe for computers. If you
are not sure, ask the security staff. You should keep a close eye on
your computer. When you are in a hurry, make sure that you walk
away with the correct notebook computer!
Tape your business card to the notebook and accessories
In the workplace, notebooks and accessories may often look exactly
alike, leading to equipment mix-ups. Prevent such mix-ups by placing
your name on your equipment.
Develop ergonomic work habits
The science of ergonomics studies the relationship between health
and a suitable work environment. For more information on ergonomics,
contact your nearest computer bookstore, or local library. The Internet
also has information on this and other related subjects.
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Chapter 1 — Tips for New Owners
Never take the notebook anywhere without the carrying
case
A broken screen or case can be costly to repair. Prevent accidents by
carrying the computer in a suitable carrying case.
Consider using a lock
For added security, consider purchasing a Kensington lock to put into
the Kensington lock hole on the left side of your computer (see
Chapter 2, Left View). Use the Kensington lock to secure the computer
to a desk or table.
Note: Using a computer for extended periods of
time with a poor workstation setup and incorrect
work habits can cause health problems.
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Chapter 1 — Tips for New Owners
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Chapter 2
Getti ng Fami l i ar
w i th
Your Computer
Chapter 2 — Front View
Front View
1.
LCD release latch
10. Volume control knob
2.
LCD panel
11. Microphone-in jack
3.
Battery
4.
Keyboard
12. Audio-out jack for external
speakers or headphones
5.
Activity indicators
13. Microphone
6.
Speakers
14. Quick launch buttons
7.
Touchpad
15. Quick launch button lock
8.
9.
Touchpad buttons
Scrolling button
16. Power indicators
17. Power button
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Chapter 2 — Left View
Left View
1. Kensington lock hole
2. Ventilation slots
3. DC-adapter port
4. VGA port external video display
5. LAN RJ-45 jack
6. PCMCIA card slot
7. PCMCIA card eject button
8. IEE1394 port
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Chapter 2 — Right View
Right View
1.
USB ports
2.
CDROM/DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive
3.
CD-ROM/CD-RW/DVD -ROM eject button
4.
Phone jack for internal modem
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Chapter 2 — Bottom View
Bottom View
1.
Ventilation slots
2.
3.
SO-DIMM SDRAM compartment
Battery release button
4.
Battery
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Chapter 2 — Bottom View
LED Status Indicators
The status indicators in the upper left corner of the keyboard light up when
a particular function of the computer is active. Each indicator is marked with
a symbol.
1
CD ROM
Drive
The computer is reading information
from the CD-ROM, CD-RW or the DVD
ROM drive.
HDD
The computer is reading from, or writing
to the built-in
hard disk.
NumberLock
The keyboard is in Num -Lock mode.
Caps-Lock
The keyboard is in Caps-Lock mode.
Scroll-Lock The keyboard is in Scroll-Lock mode.
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Chapter 2 — Power Indicators
Power Indicators
The power indicators show which power source the system is using. They
also show battery status and low battery power alerts. The power indicators
remain active and viewable even when the LCD panel is closed.
Icon
Light
Description
Green
Power is on and the
AC adapter is in use
Green
Power is on and the
battery is in use
Green
Battery fully charged
Orange
Battery charging
Flashing
Red
Battery power
critically low
Function Keys
Hold the Fn key while pressing the numbered function key.
Function key
Description
Fn + F3
Toggles display on/off
Fn + F4
Suspend to RAM/HDD
Fn + F5
Toggles between LCD/CRT displays
Fn + F6
Decreases LCD brightness
Fn + F7
Increases LCD brightness
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Chapter 2 — Quick Launch Buttons
Quick Launch Buttons
The four Internet launch keys are unique features of your computer. By
simply pressing a launch key, you can get on line, perform an Internet
search, open a favorite Website, or check e-mail.
Icon
Function
Instant Internet Access Button: May be used when
the computer is turned off. Automatically switches on
computer and directly accesses user's Internet Explorer
default address (after entering name and password).
Instant Search Button: May only be used when
computer is turned on. Provides direct access to the
Microsoft MSN Search Engine. This button’s function
cannot be changed.
Favorite Website Button: May only be used when
computer is turned on. Automatically accesses sites
previously set by user.
Instant E-mail Button: May be used when computer is
off. Automatically switches on computer and accesses
user's mailbox upon entering user name and password.
Note: The Quick Launch Buttons will only be
operational after you have set up your ISP
(Internet Service Provider) account.
Quick Launch Button Lock
Your quick-launch-button can be conveniently disabled by simply slide the
switch to locked position and prevent any unnecessary activation by
accident.
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Chapter 2 — Numeric Keypad
Numeric Keypad
The embedded numeric keypad
consists of ten keys that make
number intensive input more
convenient. Press <NumLock> to
enable or disable the numeric
keypad.
Touchpad
The touchpad is a pressure sensitive pointing device that provides all the
features of a two-button mouse. Its primary function is to move the cursor
around the screen.
The instructions listed below describe how to use the touchpad.
1. First, place your fingers on the keyboard in the normal typing
position. The touchpad is easily accessible by moving either your
left or right thumb off the space bar and on to the touchpad.
2. Gently move your thumb across the pressure-sensitive touchpad in
the direction you want the cursor to move. The pad detects the
change in pressure and moves the cursor in the corresponding
direction.
3. The touchpad offers another method of making selections in a
software program. It is called double-tapping. This function
corresponds to double-clicking with a mouse. Once the cursor
has been moved to the object you want to select, lightly doubletap the pressure sensitive touchpad. This double-tapping on the
touchpad will select the desired item and prompt the software to
perform the related operation.
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Chapter 2 — Touchpad
4. The buttons located directly below the touchpad are the same in
function as those on a two-buttoned mouse. Clicking these buttons
makes selections, drags objects, or performs a variety of other
functions depending on the software. To select an object, first move
the pointer over the object you want to select, and then press the
left button one time. The functions of these buttons are software
specific.
5. Double-clicking is a common technique for selecting objects or
launching programs from icons. Once you have moved the
pointer over the object you wish to select, rapidly press the left
button two times. This action is commonly referred to as “doubleclicking” an object.
Dragging
There are two ways to drag:
• Move the pointer to the desired location then press down the left
button. While still holding down the left button, move the pointer
to the desired location. Release the button.
•
Move the pointer to the desired location. Tap the touchpad twice
quickly as if you were double-clicking, however do not remove
your finger after the second tap. Move the cursor to the desired
location. Lift your finger to finish dragging.
Adjust the touchpad settings by selecting Settings/Control
Panel/Mouse/Buttons. These settings allow you to change the orientation of
the touchpad from right-handed to left-handed, and fine tune the pointer
movement and timing of clicks.
Touchpad Precautions
The Touchpad is a pressure-sensitive device. If not properly cared for, it
can be easily damaged. Please take note of the following precautions.
• Make sure the touchpad does not come into contact with dirt,
liquids or grease.
•
Do not touch the touchpad if your fingers are dirty.
•
Do not rest heavy objects on the touchpad or the touchpad
buttons.
Scrolling Buttons
If you are scrolling through a document, you may find that using the
scrolling button is more restful to your hand than holding down a mouse
button. The scrolling button is located between the touchpad buttons. Push
the top of the button to scroll up in a document or Web page; press the
bottom of the button to scroll down in a document or Web page.
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Chapter 2 — Connecting the Floppy Disk Drive
Connecting the Floppy Disk Drive
Your notebook computer
comes with a USB port
1.44 MB floppy disk
drive (FDD). The FDD is
“hot pluggable,” so you
do not have to power
down the notebook to
connect it.
floppy disk drive
USB connector
Disk Drives
Your computer comes with several components for reading and writing
(recording) information.
Floppy Disk Drive
The floppy disk drive provides a convenient way of storing and transferring
small files. The disk drive uses standard 3.5-inch, 1.44 MB disks.
To use the disk drive, insert a disk (label side up) into the drive slot and
slide it all the way in. To eject the disk from the drive, press the eject
button.
When the computer is reading from or writing to a disk, the disk indicator
light will flash. Do not try to eject the disk when this light is active or you
may lose data.
Hard Disk Drive
The hard disk provides high-capacity storage and fast access. Windows
and most programs are stored here. Your notebook identifies the hard disk
drive as drive C.
The CD-ROM, CD-RW, or DVD Drive
Your computer comes with a pre-installed CD-ROM, CD-RW, or DVD drive.
The CD-ROM drive is a read-only drive. It cannot be used to write data to a
recordable CD. The CD-ROM drive can read data from CDs, including
audio or video CDs. The CD-RW can perform these same functions, as well
as record information to writeable CD's. The DVD drive can read both
DVDs and CDs. Your notebook identifies the drive with the letter following
the hard drive letter. If your hard drive is D, then the CD-ROM drive will be
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Chapter 2 — Disk Drives
E.
Inserting a Disk
1.
Press the button on the front of
the drive to open the disk tray
and pull the tray open.
2.
Place the disk on the tray, label
side up.
3.
Place the disk on the central
spindle and press gently until the
disk clicks into place.
4.
Slide back the tray until it clicks
shut.
Removing a Disk
1.
Make sure the computer is not
accessing the CD-ROM drive.
2.
Press the eject button and pull
the tray all the way out.
3.
Pick up the CD by the edges and
remove the CD-ROM from the
tray. Push the tray into the
computer until it closes fully.
Warning: When the computer is reading from a CDROM/CD-RW/DVD, the indicator light for the CD-ROM
will flash on. Do not attempt to remove a disk
while this light is active.
Precautions for Handling CD-ROM Discs
Keep these precautions in mind when handling CD-ROM discs.
• Always hold the disc by the edges; avoid touching the surface of
the disc.
•
Use a clean, dry, cloth to remove dust, smudges, or fingerprints.
Wipe from the center outward.
•
Do not write on the surface of the disc.
•
Extremes in temperature may damage discs. Store discs in a
cool dry place.
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Chapter 2 — Connecting the Printer
•
Do not use benzene, thinners, or cleaners with detergent. Only
use CD-ROM cleaning kits.
•
Do not bend or drop the discs.
•
Do not place objects on top of discs.
Warning: Do not insert any
foreign objects into the
disc tray. Do not force
the tray to open or close
manually. When not in use,
keep the tray closed to
prevent dust or dirt from
entering the drive unit.
If you experience
difficulty when removing a
CD disc, stretch a paper
clip (or use a pin or a
thin metal rod) and insert
it into the emergency
eject hole located on the
front panel:
The CD disk tray should
eject immediately. This
procedure can also be used
to remove a CD from the
drive when the notebook is
powered off.
Connecting the Printer
To connect a printer to your notebook via the USB port, use the supplied
USB to printer adapter cable.
Note: Before use, you must install the driver for
the adapter cable.
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Chapter 2 — The PC Card Slot
The PC Card Slot
The PC card slot can be used as an interface between your computer and
a variety of communications devices, such as network adapters, SCSI
adapters, fax/modems, or provide additional data storage capacity. Your
computer's PC card slot supports PCMCIA Type II, 32-bit CardBus, and
Zoomed Video cards.
Installing a Card
1.
The top side of a PC card is
usually identified with a label.
Insert the card into the slot with
the label side up and the edge
with pinhole contacts going in
first.
2.
Slide the card
Insert the card into the slot. You
into the slot.
will feel some resistance as the
card slides into the back of the
slot.
PC cards require drivers, or a program that allows the operating
system to use a specific device. Many drivers are included with
Windows, but if not, you will be prompted to install the driver
included with your card.
3.
4.
The computer will beep twice to indicate successful installation. A
single beep means that there was a problem recognizing the card.
Note: Please read the instructions included with
individual PC cards. Some cards may be inserted
with power on, while others require that the
computer be turned off.
Removing a Card
1. If a card is in use, you must shut down the card before removing it.
2. Click the PCMCIA icon on the right side of the taskbar, then click
Stop.
3. Press the eject button on the card slot to release the button.
4. Press again to release the card.
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Chapter 2 — Adding Memory
Adding Memory
Adding memory allows the computer to operate faster, handle more tasks
simultaneously, and work more smoothly with large files. Users who
increase memory demands - by adding additional programs, for example may notice a slowdown in operating speed, and wish to increase memory.
The notebook includes a memory card slot for adding additional memory.
Note: Use only 1-inch SODIMM (PC-100) modules.
Calculate memory size by adding the size of the memory module to the
existing built-in memory. For example: 64 MB (module) + 64 MB (built-in
memory) = 128 MB Total
Replacing a Memory Card
Warning: Memory modules can be easily damaged by
static electricity. Leave the module inside its
static-proof bag until it is ready for
installation.
Removing a Memory Card
1.
Turn off the computer and disconnect the AC adapter.Turn the
computer upside down and lay it on a flat surface.
2.
Carefully remove the two RAM compartment cover screws and
remove the RAM compartment cover.
3.
Gently pull tabbed latched in the direction of the arrows (1). The
card will pop up slightly.
4.
Pull upwards on the card and then slide the card out (2).
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Chapter 2 — Adding Memory
Inserting a Memory Card
1.
Hold the memory card by its edges with the edge-connector
side towards the slot.
2.
Hold the card at a shallow angle (about 25 degrees) and insert
the edge connector into the connector slot (3). The “gold teeth”
of the edge connector should no longer be visible when the
card is fully inserted.
3.
Press the card downwards so that it is flat inside the
compartment (4). You may hear an audible click as the latches
of the connector lock the card in place.
4.
Replace the RAM compartment cover and secure it with the
two screws.
Your notebook computer will automatically detect the change in RAM
capacity when it restarts.
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Chapter 2 — The Graphics System
The Graphics System
Your computer has a high-performance graphics system, which can easily
handle the demands of today's multimedia computing.
Screen Controls
Brightness
Function keys can increase or decrease the brightness of the monitor.
• <Fn> + <F6> decreases the LCD panel brightness
•
<Fn> + <F7> increases the LCD panel brightness
Resolution
1. Click My Computer/Settings/Control Panel/Display. Click the
Settings tab. The dialog box indicates the monitor resolution.
2. Use the slide bar to adjust the resolution. Normally, you should
use the resolution the LCD or monitor was designed for.
Note: Using a lower resolution than the screen was
designed for will reduce the area of the display.
Using the computer in DOS mode may produce the same
effect, because it uses a 640 by 480 resolution by
default. You can stretch these low resolution
displays to full screen size by selecting either
the Expanded Display or Display Expansion Mode
features in the BIOS utility. However, the
stretching may cause distortion, especially to
fonts.
High Resolution with an external monitor
Higher res olution modes may be used, as long as the monitor supports
them.
Connecting to an External Monitor
The notebook has a VGA monitor port to connect your computer to an
external monitor.
Using the VGA monitor port
1. Locate the 15-pin VGA monitor port on the left side of your
notebook and connect the video signal cable from the external
monitor (or the VGA adapter) to the monitor port.
2. Connect the power cable from the external monitor to a power
outlet and turn on the monitor.
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3. On your notebook, click the right touchpad button on the
Windows desktop to open the desktop menu. Click Properties to
open the Display Properties window.
4. In the Display Properties window, click Advancedin the Settings
tab. Click the Display Modes tab.
5. Under Driver mode, you can select the appropriate options to
change the display to an external monitor.
6. Adjustments to screen resolution and color depth can also be
made in this dialog box.
Dual Displays
With Windows system, you may use an external monitor simultaneously
with your notebook’s LCD. You may also use the external monitor only and
disable the LCD or only use the LCD. To do this you may first need to
enable the multiple display settings in Windows 98.
1.
Open the Control
Panel.
2.
Double-click
Display. The
Display
Properties
window opens.
3.
Click the
Settings tab.
4.
Click the
Advanced
button.
5.
Click the Display
Modes tab. The
screen shown at
the right appears.
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Under Display Modes, there is a drop-down list with tow options: Single and
Mirror. These options are described below .
In Display Combination, there are two options
Single
available: VGA1 or LCD2. You can choose
which device to apply as the Primary display.
VGA1 is the default value for Primary if an
external CRT is available. If an external CRT is
not connected to the notebook, only LCD2 is
available.
In Single mode, the video display hot key
combination is available—you can cycle the
video output by pressing the Fn + F5 keys.
In Display Combination, there is no Primary
Mirror
display option available. Only LCD2 is available
as Secondary display even when an external
CRT is connected.
In Mirror mode, the video display hot key
combination is available—you can cycle the
video output by pressing the Fn + F5 keys.
If the external CRT is connected, the display on
the LCD and the CRT is the same.
Tip: To ensure trouble-free video output, the first
time you use an external monitor, change the output
in the Display Properties dialog box. After
successfully switching modes, you may use the video
function keys.
Zoomed Video
Zoomed video technology allows you to view video at full speed, without
the slowdown that often accompanies video images played on a computer.
Your computer's PC card slot supports ZV interface cards such as MPEG-II
or Video Capture cards. To take advantage of ZV technology, you will need
to install a ZV card in the PC card slot. Contact your retailer for more
information.
Note: Light or dark dots may appear on the LCD due
to technical limitations of LCD manufacturing. This
will not effect normal operation of the LCD.
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Chapter 3
M aki ng
Connecti ons
Chapter 3 — Making Connections
Making Connections
Your computer is equipped with a full array of ports and connectors,
including standard input/output (I/O) ports for quickly and easily adding
peripheral devices such as printers, keyboards, and mice. Refer to
documentation included with individual devices for details on
connecting these devices to your computer. Along with the standard
ports found on most computers, your computer also includes IEEE
1394 ports, modem and LAN ports, offering advanced communications
technology.
Left Side Connectors
1. Kensington Lock
Your computer includes a Kensington lock hole to be used with a
standard Kensington lock. You can connect the notebook to a large
object with the Kensington lock to prevent theft of your notebo ok. See
the documentation that comes with your Kensington lock for more
information.
2. DC-in Jack
Connect the DC power cable from the AC adapter to this jack.
3. VGA Out (External Video) Port
The 15-pin VGA port can be used to connect your computer to an
external monitor. (See the Graphics System in chapter 2 for more
information).
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Chapter 3 — Right Side Connectors
4. LAN RJ-45 Jack
With the built-in Ethernet LAN combo, you can make LAN connections
without installing PC cards. Connection speed is 10/100 Mbps. When
using the LAN function, wrap your LAN cable around the EMI ferrite
suppression box to inhibit electromagnetic interference.
Note: When using the LAN function, wrap your LAN
cable around the EMI ferrite suppression box to
inhibit electromagnetic interference:
5. IEEE 1394 Port (4-pin)
The IEEE 1394 port is able to transfer large amounts of data at high
speed. Because of this ability, the IEEE 1394 port is often used with
multimedia devices, such as video cameras. However, a variety of
devices that support the IEEE 1394 standard can be connected to this
port.
Right Side Connectors
1. USB (Universal Serial Bus) Ports
The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is the latest standard for attaching
monitors, input devices, scanners, and other devices to a PC. USB
devices can be chained together on a single cable.
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Chapter 3 — Front Side Connectors
2. Fax/modem RJ-11 Jack
The fax/modem can transmit data using the 56 Kbps V.90 protocol,
and send and receive faxes at 14.4 Kbps. In some countries, local
regulations may not permit the use of the fax/modem designed for this
system. In this case, you may use a PCMCIA modem.
Warning: Plug your modem into an analog telephone
jack only. Most homes use analog lines. Do not use
digital lines, such as the PBX and ISDN systems
found in many offices. Digital lines may damage
your modem.
Front Side Connectors
1. Audio -out Jack
Connect a stereo headset or external speakers to this jack to listen to
multimedia.
2. Microphone-in Jack
Connect a microphone this jack to record audio.
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Chapter 4
System Sof tware
Chapter 4 — System Software
System Software
Software List
Operating System
Your hard drive already contains all the software you need to operate
the computer.
Audio and Video Drivers
These utility programs and drivers are included for the PC Card drive,
the sound system, and the graphics sub-system.
DVD Player Application
The DVD player application will let you watch DVD movies on your
notebook (for DVD-ROM module only).
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Chapter 4 — System Recovery
System Recovery
Before you start
Your system includes two Recovery CD-ROMs. Follow the steps in the
appropriate section below to reinstall the operating system, the system
software, or add a new hard disk.
•
The factory has pre-partitioned your system's hard disk, so you
may directly install the system software; however, if you add a
new hard disk, you must first partition it.
•
If you reinstall your operating system, all of the data
originally on the hard disk will be overwritten. Before
reinstalling the operating system, carefully backup any
important data.
•
Your system is shipped with two different Recovery CD-ROMs.
Before reinstalling, note the CD-ROM labels.
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Chapter 4 — System Recovery
Recovering Windows and Original Software
If your Windows operating system is lost or damaged, use the
Recovery CD (Windows).
Enter BIOS setup.
Set first boot device to “CD -ROM.”
(See Chapter 6: BIOS Settings.)
Put the Windows Recovery CD into the CD ROM drive and reboot the computer.
Hard disk partitioned?
NO
Follow the instructions in the sections below:
•
Partitioning the hard drive
•
Recovering Windows
•
Creating a Suspend-to-Disk Partition
(Windows 98SE only)
•
Recovering original software
YES.
Follow steps under Recovering Windows.
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Partitioning the Hard Drive
Hard drive is not partitioned.
When the Microsoft Windows startup menu
appears, select (2) Go to MS-DOS PROMPT.
Press Enter to repartition your hard disk.
At the A:\ prompt, type fdisk and press Enter.
Note: If your computer is set to boot from the CDROM drive, “A” refers to your CD -ROM.
If you see the message: “Do you wish to enable
large disk support (Y/N),” Select “Y.”
On the first screen select “Create DOS partition or
logical DOS drive.”
On the next screen select “Create Primary DOS
partition.” This will create the largest possible
partition as the C drive.
After completing disk partitioning, press ESC to
exit fdisk.
Press <Alt>, <Ctrl>, and <Del> to reboot your
computer.
Follow steps under Recovering Windows.
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Recovering Windows 98SE
Hard drive is partitioned.
Reinstall the operating system.
When the Microsoft Windows 98 Menu
appears, select
(1) Recovery CD for Windows 98SE.
Reinstalling the operating system requires
approximately five minutes.
Press <Alt>, <Ctrl>, and <Del> to reboot
your computer.
After rebooting, enter the BIOS Setup Utility
and reset the Boot Priority to Boot from
floppy A: or C:
Reenter your Windows user information.
Follow steps under Recovering Original
Software to install system software.
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Windows ME Reinstallation
Enter BIOS Setup.
Set first boot device to “CD-ROM.”
(See Chapter 6: BIOS Settings.)
Put the Windows ME Recover CD into the CD-ROM drive
and reboot the computer.
When the Microsoft Windows ME Menu appears, choose
option 1: Recovery CD for Windows ME. It will take
approximately five minutes to complete the installation.
Press <Alt>, <Ctrl>, and <Del> to reboot the computer. Enter
the BIOS Setup Utility and select Boot priority. Reset the
boot priority to either A: or C:
While starting Windows, reenter the Windows information as
prompted.
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Windows 2000 Pro. Reinstallation
Enter BIOS setup.
Set first boot device to “CD-ROM.”
(See Chapter 6: BIOS Settings.)
Put the Recovery CD for Windows 2000 Pro. Disc#1 into the
CD-ROM drive and reboot the computer.
When the Microsoft Windows 2000 Pro. Menu appears, choose
option 1: Recovery CD for Windows 2000 Pro. When prompted,
insert the Disc#2. It will take approximately five minutes to
complete the installation. Remove the CD -ROM from the drive
when the installat ion is complete.
Press <Alt>, <Ctrl>, and <Del> to reboot the computer. Enter the
BIOS Setup Utility and select Boot priority. Reset the boot priority
to either A: or C:
While starting Windows, reenter the Windows information as
prompted.
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Creating a Suspend-to-Disk Partition (Windows 98 SE
only)
Note: The steps below can only be executed after
the steps listed in "Recovering Windows 98SE" have
been completed.
Suspend-to-Disk partition does not exist.
Place the Drivers and Applications Recovery CD-ROM A into the CD ROM drive and reboot the computer. When the menu, Microsoft Windows
98 Menu appears, select (1) Create Suspend Partition. Press Enter to create
the partition on your hard disk.
After you finish partitioning the hard disk, press <Alt>, <Ctrl>, and <Del>
to reboot the computer. Enter the BIOS Setup Utility and select Boot
priority. Reset the boot priority to either A: or C:
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Chapter 4 —
Recovering Original Software (Windows 98SE only)
Use the Recovery CD (Drivers & Applications) to reinstall the original
system software after reinstallation of Windows. This CD may also be
used to recover individual software applications.
After completing installation of the operating system, place the Drivers
and Applications Recovery CD A into the CD -ROM drive.
The installation program will display the options below.
Express
Full
Installation
Custom
Browse this
CD
Select the application to install.
Follow the instructions on the
screen to complete the installation
Reboot your computer.
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Application
Chapter 5
Power Management
Chapter 5 — Power Management
Power Management
Battery Calibration
The first time you use a battery, you should calibrate it. The calibration
process empties and charges the battery one time. This allows the
Windows battery gauge to accurately monitor battery status. To
calibrate a battery, follow these steps:
1. Plug in the AC adapter.
2. Restart the computer and when the startup screen appears,
press Del key to enter the BIOS Setup Utility.
3. In the BIOS Setup Utility, select Power Management Setup ,
choose Battery Auto Calibration, then press <Fn><PgDn>.
Please make sure that AC adapter & Battery are present?
Would you to do battery auto-learning?
Yes.
No. (System Reboot)
4. Press <Y> at the above Battery Auto Calibration dialog to begin
the battery calibration. Please press [Space Bar] to select
option, and [Enter] to continue.
Battery Calibration will take from 6 to 10 hours, depending on how
much power the battery may already contain.
Note: For optimum performance, we recommend
calibrating the battery again every three months.
Each time you charge and discharge a battery, it
loses a tiny part of its storage capacity, so that,
over time, it will store less than its potential
charge. Similarly, if you do not use the battery for
a few days, it will slowly self-discharge, and when
it is recharged, it will hold less than 100% of the
potential charge.
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Chapter 5 — Power Management
Monitoring Battery Power
There are two ways to
monitor how much power
the battery has left.
1. Click
start/Settings/Control
Panel/Power Options;
then click Power
Meter.
2. Moving the cursor to
the battery icon on the
taskbar is the simplest
way to check on
battery power status.
If you do not see the battery icon, enable it in Start/Settings/Control
Panel/Power Options. Choose the Advanced tab and click “Always
show icon on the taskbar.”
Low Battery Alarms
How your computer responds to a low battery condition is set under
Start/Settings/Control Panel/Power Options/Alarms.
Two different power alarms can be enabled or disabled: the Low
Battery Alarm, and the Critical Battery Alarm. Use the slidebar to set
the power level at which the alarms are activated. Click on the Alarm
Action button to choose whether the alarm sounds, displays a
message, or both.
Warning: When battery power is low, the battery
indicator will flash red, and the alarm will beep or
display a warning on your screen. Take immediate
action, such as saving files or connecting to the AC
adapter, or data may be lost.
When the computer alerts you that the battery is low, immediately do
one of the following:
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Chapter 5 — Power Saving Modes
•
Connect the AC power adapter
•
Save your work, and suspend to disk <Fn> + <F4>
•
Save your work, then select Shut Down from the Start menu
•
Turn off or suspend the computer and replace the discharged
battery with a charged battery (See Changing the Battery below).
Do not restart the computer until you have connected to an AC adapter,
or replaced the discharged battery with a charged battery.
Battery Charging
When you use the AC adapter to connect your Notebook to a power
outlet, the internal battery will automatically begin to recharge. While
the battery is charging, the Battery Charge icon on the Indicator panel
will be active. When the battery is fully charged, the Battery Charge
icon will turn off.
If your computer is turned off, a fully discharged battery will take about
3 hours to recharge. If your computer is turned on and is not in
suspend mode, it twill take about 4 hours to recharge the battery.
Refer to the following table:
Charging
Discharging
System On
4 hours
3 hours
System Off
(suspend to RAM)
3 hours
—
Note: A fully charged Li-Ion battery can run the
Notebook for approximately 3 hours.
Power Saving Modes
Adjust the default power management settings in the Power Options /
Advanced dialog box in the Control panel. The Power Options
Properties dialog box allows you to set different actions to take when
the computer is left idle for a certain amount of time.
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Suspend Mode
There are several possible settings for suspend mode, which can be
selected in the Power Management dialog box: You may have the
notebook standby, hibernate, or you can power off the computer
altogether.
Standby
All devices are powered up except for the CPU clock.
Hibernate
Suspend to Disk is similar to turning off the computer,
except that the current state of the computer is
copied to the hard disk as a special file. When the
computer returns from suspend mode, the desktop
appears with the same files and programs open as
when the computer was suspended. Suspend to Disk
is very useful when you don't want to take the time to
shut down all open programs one by one to shut off
the computer, only to have to open the same
programs and files the next time you use the
computer. This mode is also called hibernation mode.
Suspend-to-disk Partition/Suspend-to-disk File
In order to Suspend to Disk, you must have a special
suspend-to-disk partition/file on your hard disk drive.
This partition is pre-installed on your computer. The
pre-installed partition is large enough to store all
system memory.
Power Off
System is shutdown.
Initiating Suspend Mode
There are four ways to initiate suspend mode. The settings can be
adjusted in the Power Management dialog box:
•
The computer will automatically enter suspend mode when not
used for a set period of time.
•
Selecting the Stand by button in the Shut Down Windows dialog
box.
•
Closing the screen cover (assuming no external monitor has
been connected).
•
Pressing the power button (if enabled in power settings).
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Chapter 5 — Power Saving Tips
•
Pressing the suspend function key <Fn> + <F4>.
Using the BIOS Utility for Power Management
With Windows running in ACPI mode, power can be controlled through
the Power Management dialog box only. With operating systems that
use ACPI power management, BIOS power settings have no effect.
Power Button Settings
The function of the power button can be set to Shutdown or Standby in
the Power Management Properties dialog box in the Windows Control
Panel. However, holding the power button down for more than four
seconds will force a power off while operating under any situation,
resulting in the loss of any unsaved information.
Power Saving Tips
•
Avoid operating the fax/modem, or audio and video applications
when using battery power. Operating a fax modem, video, or
audio equipment increases the computer's power requirements.
•
Decreasing monitor brightness can also save power. Decrease
brightness by pushing <Fn> + <F6>. Increase it by pushing
<Fn> + <F7>.
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Chapter 5 — When to Replace the Battery
When to Replace the Battery
Over time, the battery's capacity gradually decreases. We recommend
that you replace your battery when you notice that it begins to store
significantly less charge.
Changing the Battery
Change the main battery pack as follows:
1.
Turn off the computer.
2.
Close the screen cover and turn the
computer over.
3.
Slide the side battery latch (1) away
from the battery. Continue to hold it
until the battery is removed.
4.
Push in the latch on the battery (2)
while lifting the battery out of the
compartment. Remove the battery.
5.
Make sure the replacement battery
is properly orientated. Slide back the
side battery latch (1) then insert the
battery into the battery compartment.
Check that the latch locks back into
position.
Heat Considerations
The computer's processor has been specially designed to consume
little power, and generates very little heat. However, working in a hot
environment, or working for long periods may raise the temperature.
Your computer takes the following steps to lower temperature:
1. The cooling fan will automatically turn on. You may feel air
coming from a vent at the left side when this happens.
If the temperature continues to rise:
2. Processor activity will be reduced. You may notice a slight loss
of performance when this happens.
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Chapter 5 — Heat Considerations
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Chapter 6
Usi ng the BIOS
Setup Uti l i ty
Chapter 6 — Using the BIOS Setup Utility
Using the BIOS Setup Utility
Your notebook has a BIOS setup utility which allows you to configure
important system settings, including settings for various optional
functions of the computer. This chapter explains how to use the BIOS
setup utility.
BIOS Setup Menu
The BIOS setup Utility allows you to configure your computer’s basic
settings. When you turn your computer on, the system reads this
information to initialize the hardware so that it can operate correctly.
Use the BIOS setup utility to change your computer’s start -up
configuration. For example, you can change the security and power
management routines of your system.
Starting the BIOS Setup Utility
You can only enter the BIOS setup utility as the computer is booting,
that is between the time you turn on the computer and before the
Windows interface appears. If your computer is already on, shut down
your computer completely (power off) and restart it and then press the
Del key to enter the setup utility.
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Chapter 6 —Navigating and Entering Information in BIOS
Navigating and Entering Information in BIOS
Use the following keys to move between fields and to enter information:
Key
Function
Del
Press Del to start the BIOS utility after
turning on the computer.
ESC
Press Esc to exit any section. If you wish to
exit t he BIOS utility without saving changes,
go to the main menu, then press Esc.
Up, down keys (áâ) Push the up and down arrow keys to move
among selections, then press Enter to make
a selection.
PgUp PgDn
Enter
F2 or F3
F10
Use the PgUp , PgDn keys to modify a field.
Use PgUp to increase a value, such as a date
or number, and PgDn to decrease it. For
other types of choices, such as “enabled,” or
“disabled,” use either key to move between
choices.
Press enter to make a selection
Pressing either key changes the color of the
graphic display.
Press F10 to save changes, then exit.
The Main Menu
The Setup Utility menu bar has nine main screens: Standard CMOS
Setup, Advanced CMOS Setup, Power Management Setup,
Auto -Detect Hard Disks, Change User Password, Change
Supervisor Password, Auto Configuration with Optimal
Settings. Save Settings and Exit, and Exit Without Saving are
used to exit the Setup Utility.
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AMIBIOS HIFLEX SETUP UTILITY – VERSION 1.30
(C)2000 American Megatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Standard CMOS Setup
Advanced CMOS
Setup
Power Management Setup
Auto-Detect Hard Disks
Change User Password
Change Supervisor Password
Auto Configuration with Optimal Settings
Save Settings and Exit
Exit Without Saving
Standard CMOS setup for changing time, date, hard disk
type, etc.
ESC:Exit
↑ ↓ :Sel
F2/F3:Color
Figure 6 -1
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F10:Save & Exit
Chapter 6 —Standard CMOS Setup
Standard CMOS Setup
The Standard CMOS Setup page of the Setup Utility has a list of fields
that describe the basic configuration of your computer. CMOS is
simply a type of random access memory, or RAM, used to store the
basic configuration of the computer.
AMIBIOS SETUP – STANDARD CMOS SETUP
(C)2000 American Megatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Date (mm/dd/yyyy): Wed Jan 12,2001
Base Memory: 640 KB
Time (hh/mm/ss)
Extd Memory:
: 16:55:24
LBA
55 MB
Blk PIO 32Bit
Type Size Cyln Head WPcom Sec Mode Mode Mode Mode
Pri Master: Auto
On
Sec Master: Auto
On
Boot Sector Virus Protection
Month:
Disabled
Jan – Dec
Day:
01 – 31
Year:
1980 – 2099
ESC:Exit
↑ ↓ :Sel
PgUp/PgDn:Modify
F1:Help F2/F3:Color
Figure 6-2
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Standard Feature Description
Field
Setting
Function
System Time
& Date
Use these fields to set the time and date. The time is displayed
in 24-hour format. The date can be set from January 1, 1980
to December 31, 2099. The values set in these two fields take
effect immediately.
Type
Shows type of system installed, including the following options:
(Pri. Master) Auto, CD-Rom /DVD, No Installed, User;
(Sec. Master) Auto, CD-Rom /DVD, Not Installed, User.
Pri. Master
Auto
CD-ROM/DVD
Not Installed
User
Sec. Master
Auto
CD-ROM/DVD
Not Installed
The Default setting is Auto. Auto lets the
system automatically read setup
information from the device. Auto, the
BIOS will automatically detect hard disk
capacity.
The Default setting is Auto. Auto lets the
system automatically read setup
information from the device. When set to
User
Size
Hard disk capacity.
Cylinders
Displays the number of cylinders on the hard disk drive.
Heads
Displays the number of heads per cylinder on the hard
disk drive.
LBA Mode
Only some hard disk drives support Logical Block
Addressing. Default depends on the Hard Disk Drive
type.
Blk Mode
Only some hard drives support block (multi-sector)
transfer of data
PIO Mode
The default value Auto lets the system automatically
read setup information it needs for setup from hard disk
drive. Five explicit values, 0 to 4 , are also possible.
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Field
Setting
Function
32Bit Mode
Only some hard disk controllers support 32 bit data
transfer
Base
Memory;
Extended
Memory
These two items are detected automatically at start-up
time and cannot be changed
Advanced CMOS Setup
AMIBIOS SETUP – ADVANCED CMOS SETUP
(C)2000 American Megatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserved
1st Boot Device
USB FDD
Available Options:
2nd Boot Device
CDROM
Disabled
3rd Boot Device
IDE-0
IDE-0
S.M.A.R.T. for Hard Disks
Disabled
CDROM
BootUp Num-Lock
Off
USB FDD
Display Expansion Support
Enabled
Password Check
Setup
Share Memory Size
8MB
ESC:Exit
↑ ↓ :Sel
PgUp/PgDn:Modify
F1:Help
F2/F3:Color
Figure 6-3
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Field
Setting
1st Boot
Device
Disabled
2nd Boot
Device
3rd Boot
Device
IDE-0
Function
1st Boot Device default is USB FDD.
2nd Boot Device default is CDROM
3rd Boot Device default is IDE-0
CDROM
USB FDD
S.M.A.R.T. for
Hard Disks
Disabled
Bootup NumLock
Off
Enabled
On
PAL
Only S.M.A.R.T. Hard Disks are
supported. The default is Disabled.
Use this field to initially disable the
NumLock feature of the internal
keyboard when the notebook starts. The
default is Off.
Display
Expansion
Support
Disabled
Password
Check
Setup
The default value is Setup, which
specifies that a password is only
required to enter the setup utility.
Always
If Always is selected, the password is
required when the system is booted up
or resuming from a suspend-to-disk.
8MB
This field displays the amount of
memory detected by the system during
bootup. It allows you to select shared
memory size for VGA usage. They are
display only fields.
Share Memory
Size
Enabled
16MB
32MB
64MB
If you are using DOS or a 640 x 480
resolution to run windows, the display
will not fill the entire screen. Enable this
mode to expand the display to the entire
screen. The default is Enabled
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Power Management
This section of the BIOS manages` power settings in operating
systems other than Windows 98 or above, or operating systems using
ACPI power management. In Windows 98 or above, power
management is controlled through the Power Management window in
My Computer, and BIOS power management settings haveNO effect.
In other operating systems that use ACPI power management, BIOS
settings likewise have no effect.
AMIBIOS SETUP – POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP
(C)2000 American Megatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Geyserville Optimized Speed Auto
Available Options:
Cover Close
Panel Off
Auto DIM
Enabled
Performance
Battery
Auto
Battery Auto Calibration
Disabled
FAN Auto Learning
Disabled
Figure 6 -4
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ESC:Exit
↑
↓ :Sel
PgUp/PgDn:Modify
F1:Help F2/F3:Color
Chapter 6 — Using the BIOS Setup Utility
Field
Setting
Function
Geyserville
Optimized
Speed
Performance
The computer always uses optimal CPU
clock speed, and does not utilize Intel®
SpeedStep™ Technology
Battery
The computer always utilize Intel®
SpeedStep™ Technology. This technology
lowers the CPU clock speed to save
power.
Auto
Only the battery is in use, the computer
will utilize Intel® SpeedStep™
Technology. When the computer is
running on AC power, it will run in
Performance mode.
Panel off
The LCD will turn off when the cover is
closed.
Suspend
The LCD will turn off and the computer
will enter suspend mode when the cover
is closed.
Enabled
When AC adapter is not in use, the
monitor is run in power-saving mode.
Disabled
The monitor does not go into powersaving mode.
Battery Auto
Calibration
Disabled
Batttery calibration is disabled.
Enabled
Battery calibration is endabled. Battery
calibration will optimize the battery
performance.
FAN Auto
Learning
Disabled
FAN learning is disabled.
Enabled
FAN learning is ensabled. FAN learning
will opt imize the fan speed.
Cover Close
Auto DIM
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Chapter 6 —Auto-Detect Hard Disk
Auto-Detect Hard Disk
When Auto-Detect Hard Disk is selected, the the BIOS will
automatically detect Pri. Master and Sec. Master settings.
AMIBIOS SETUP – STANDARD CMOS SETUP
(C)2000 American Megatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Date (mm/dd/yyyy): Wed Jan 12,2001
Base Memory: 640 KB
Time (hh/mm/ss)
Extd Memory:
: 16:55:24
LBA
Type Size
Cyln
0
63
Sec Master: CDROM
Month:
01 – 31
Year:
1980 – 2099
32Bit
On
On
4
On
4
On
Disabled
Jan – Dec
Day:
PIO
Head WPcom Sec Mode Mode Mode Mode
Pri Master:User 12073Mb 23392 16
Boot Sector Virus Protection
Blk
55 MB
ESC:Exit
↑ ↓ :Sel
PgUp/PgDn:Modify
F1:Help F2/F3:Color
Figure 6-5
Change User Password
With a User password, you can enter the Setup Utility and change or
remove the User password, but you cannot enter the Setup Utility and
change or remove the Supervisor password, nor enable diskette
access if it has been disabled.
Change Supervisor Password
A supervisor password must be set before a lower-level user
password can be set. After selecting Change Supervisor Password,
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Chapter 6 — Using the BIOS Setup Utility
press Enter. You will be prompted for the new password, and then
again to verify it. Type in 6 or fewer keystrokes. If you make an error,
press Esc to start over.
Enter new supervisor password:
Auto Configuration with Optimal Settings
The Auto Configuration pages reset the computer to default values.
The Auto Detect Hard Disks likewise helps users to configure their
systems quickly. When you see the following prompt, choose Y to
reset the computer to default values.
Load high performance settings (y/n)? N
Exiting and Saving
Save Settings
and Exit
Exit Without
Saving
Select this option to save changes to the field
values, and restart the computer using the new
values. (Pressing F10 from any of the menu
screens also allows you to save settings and exit.)
Select this option to discard any changes you have
made to the field values, and restart the computer
using the old values.
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Appendi x A
Frequent l y
A sked
Questi ons
Appendix A — Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Q:
My screen seems to time out too quickly. I have to constantly
hit a key or move the mouse in order to bring it back. How can
I adjust the screen time-out?
A:
This is part of Windows Power Management. Access Power
Management by clicking on Start/Settings/Control Panel/Power
Management. Adjust the display time-out by selecting a time next
to the Turn off monitor option. You may also select different timeout values for adapter and battery power states.
Q:
I've heard that cleaning up and rearranging files on the hard
drive will improve the startup speed of my programs. How do I
do this?
A:
Hard disk maintenance can improve the startup speed of programs.
This maintenance includes deleting unnecessary files, and
defragmenting, which rearranges data into more efficient
groupings. Windows includes utilities for performing these
maintenance tasks. In Windows 98, for example, go to
Start/Programs /Accessories /System Tools. Run Disk Cleanup to
remove unnecessary files, and Disk Defragmenter to defragment
the hard drive. For more information, refer to Windows
documentation.
Q:
The internal fax/modem dial tone sound is too low. How can I
increase the volume?
A:
There are two methods to adjust the volume of the internal
fax/modem dial tone:
Method 1:
Double-click the Volume Control icon on the
Windows task bar. Adjusting the slide bar under
PCSpkr will adjust the volume of the internal
fax/modem dial tone.
Method 2:
Use the volume control button on th e front of the
computer.
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Appendix A — Frequently Asked Questions
Q:
What kind of external microphone can I use with my notebook
computer?
A:
You will need to use a self-amplifying microphone.
Q:
There is feedback noise coming from my speakers. What can I
do?
A:
Double click on the Speaker icon on the task bar. Then, under
Microphone Balance, check the Mute box.
Q:
Because of a software problem, I was unable to shut down
power normally. I pressed the power button to force a power
off, but it didn't work. How can I force a power off?
A:
Make sure you press the power button for at least 4 seconds.
Normally, this will force a power off. If this does not work, you can
shut down the computer by inserting a needle into the reset button
pinhole. (The reset button locate on the computer bottom side.)
Q:
Why can’t I charge the battery of my portable computer after it
was out of use for some time?
A:
After portable computers have not been used for a long time (more
than one month), the batteries will go into the low voltage
protection mode due to data back-ups and natural electrical
discharge. At that point, restoring normal voltage will require slow
charging over a period of several hours. Calibration can be
performed after the battery has returned to a normal condition.
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Appendi x B
Statements
Appendix B — Statements
Statements
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for
a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates,
uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and
used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and
on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
1. Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
2. Increase the separation between the equipment and the
receiver.
3. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is connected.
4. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for
help.
Shielded interconnect cables and shielded AC power cable must be
employed with this equipment to insure compliance with the pertinent
RF emission limits governing this device. Changes or modifications not
expressly approved by the system's manufacturer could void the
user's authority to operate the equipment.
Declaration of Conformity
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is
subject to the following conditions:
•
This device may not cause harmful interference
•
This device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
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Appendix B — Statements
About The Modem
This equipment complies with Part 68 of FCC rules. On the bottom of
this equipment is a label that contains, among other information, the
FCC registration number and ringer equivalence number (REN) for
this equipment. If requested, this information must be provided to the
telephone company.
The modem jack of this equipment complies with Sub-part F of Part 68
of FCC rules.
The REN is used to determine the quantity of devices that may be
connected to the telephone line. Excessive RENs on the telephone
line may result in the devices not ringing in response to an incoming
call. In most, but not all areas, the sum of the RENs should not exceed
five (5.0). To be certain of the number of devices that may be
connected to the line, as determined by the total RENs contact the
telephone company to determine the maximum REN for the calling
areas.
If the terminal equipment causes harm to the telephone network, the
telephone company will notify you in advance that temporary
discontinuance of service may be required. However, if advance notice
isn't practical, the telephone company will notify the customer as soon
as possible. Also, you will be advised of your right to file a compliant
with the FCC if you believe it necessary.
The telephone company may mark changes in its facilities, equipment,
operations, or procedures that could affect the operation of the
equipment. If this happens, the telephone company will provide
advance notice in order for you to make the necessary modifications in
order to maintain uninterrupted service.
If trouble is experienced with this equipment, please contact the
manufacturer for repair and (or) warranty information. If the trouble is
causing harm to the telephone network, the telephone company may
request you remove the equipment from the network until the problem
is resolved.
The equipment cannot be used on public coin service provided by the
telephone company. Connection to Party Line Service is subject to
state tariffs. (Contact the state public utility commission, public service
commission or corporation commission for information.)
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Appendix B — UL CAUTION
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 marks it unlawful for
any person to use a computer or other electronic device, including fax
machines, to send any message unless such message clearly
contains in a margin at the top or bottom of each transmitted page or
on the first page of the transmission, the date and time it is sent and
an identification of the business or other entity, or other individual
sending the message and the telephone number of the sending
machine or such business, other entity, or individual. (The telephone
number provided may not be a 900 number or any other number for
which charges exceed local or long-distance transmission charges.)
To program this information, refer to the manual of the communication
software.
UL CAUTION
To reduce the risk of fire, use only No. 26 AWG or larger
telecommunication line cord.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using your telephone equipment, basic safety precautions
should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and
injury to persons, including the following:
Do not use this product near water, for example, near a bathtub, wash
bowl, kitchen sink or laundry tub, in a wet basement or near a
swimming pool.
Avoid using a telephone (other than a cordless type) during an
electrical storm. There may be a remote risk of electric 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.
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Appendix B — Canadian Department of Communications
Canadian Department of Communications
This class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian
Interference-causing Equipment Regulations.
About th e Modem
The Industry Canada label identifies certified equipment. This
certification
means
that
the
equipment
meets
certain
telecommunications network protective, operational and safety
requirements. The department does not guarantee the equipment will
operate to the user's satisfaction.
Before installing this equipment, users should ensure that it is
permissible to be connected to the facilities of the local
telecommunications company.
The equipment must also be installed using an acceptable method of
connection. In some cases, the company's inside writing associated
with a single line individual service may be extended by means of a
certified connector assembly (telephone extension cord). The
customer should be aware that compliance with the above conditions
may not prevent degradation of service in some situations.
Repairs to certified equipment should be made by an authorized
Canadian maintenance facility designated by the supplier. Any repairs
or alterations made by the user to this equipment, or equipment
malfunctions, may give the telecommunications company cause to
request the user to disconnect the equipment.
Users should ensure for their own protection that the electrical ground
connections of the power utility, telephone lines and internal metallic
water pipe system, if present, are connected together. This precaution
may be particularly important in rural areas.
CAUTION:
Users should not attempt to make such connections
themselves, but should contact the appropriate electric
inspection authority, or electrician, as appropriate.
"The Load Number (LN) assigned to each terminal device denotes the
percentage of the total load to be connected to a telephone loop which
is used by the device. To prevent overloading, the termination on a
loop may consist of any combination of devise subject only to the
requirement that the total of the Load Numbers of all the devices does
not exceed 100."
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Appendix B — Battery Disposal
Battery Disposal
THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS A LITHIUM-ION OR NICKEL-METAL
HYDRIDE BATTERY. IT MUST BE DISPOSED OF PROPERLY.
CONTACT
LOCAL
ENVIRONMENTAL
AGENCIES
FOR
INFORMATION ON RECYCLING AND DISPOSAL PLANS IN YOUR
AREA.
CAUTION FOR ADAPTER
THIS NOTEBOOK COMPUTER IS FOR USE WITH MODEL NO. PA0060A-002
CAUTION:
DANGER OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS
INCORRECTLY REPLACED. REPLACE ONLY WITH
THE SAME OR EQUIVALENT TYPE RECOMMENDED
BY THE MANUFACTURER. DISCARD USED
BATTERIES ACCORDING TO THE MANUFACTURER'S
INSTRUCTIONS.
BATTERY CAUTION
DANGER OF
REPLACED.
EXPLOSION
IF
BATTERY
IS
INCORRECTLY
REPLACE ONLY WITH THE SAME OR EQUIVALENT TYPE
RECOMMENDED BY THE MANUFACTURER. DISPOSE OF USED
BATTERIES
ACCORDING
TO
THE
MANUFACTURER'S
INSTRUCTIONS.
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
LASERSCHUTZKLASSE 1 PRODUKT TO EN60825
CAUTION:
THIS APPLIANCE CONTAINS A LASER SYSTEM AND
IS CLASSIFIED AS A "CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT.” TO
USE THIS MODEL PROPERLY, READ THE
INSTRUCTION MANUAL CAREFULLY AND KEEP THIS
MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. IN CASE OF ANY
TROUBLE WITH THIS MODEL, PLEASE CONTACT
YOUR NEAREST "AUTHORIZED SERVICE STATION.”
TO PREVENT DIRECT EXPOSURE TO THE LASER
BEAM, DO NOT TRY TO OPEN THIS ENCLOSURE.
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