M3CW_manual
Preface
Notice
The company reserves the right to revise this publication or to change its contents without notice. Information 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.
This publication and any accompanying software may not, in whole or in part, be reproduced, translated,
transmitted or reduced to any machine readable form without prior consent from the vendor, manufacturer
or creators of this publication, except for copies kept by the user for backup purposes.
Brand and product names mentioned in this publication may or may not be copyrights and/or registered
trademarks of their respective companies. They are mentioned for identification purposes only and are not
intended as an endorsement of that product or its manufacturer.
©July 2003
Trademarks
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method claims of certain
U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and other rights
owners. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and
is intended for home or other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision Corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
Intel and Pentium are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.
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FCC Statement
(Federal Communications Commission)
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.
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.
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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:
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4.
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 (DC Output 20V, 3.25A minimum).
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
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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 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.
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Do not place it on an unstable
surface.
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.
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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.
Do not disassemble the computer by yourself.
Perform routine maintenance
on your computer.
Take care when using peripheral devices.
Use only approved brands of
peripherals.
Unplug the power cord before
attaching peripheral devices.
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Power Safety
The computer has specific power requirements:
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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• Only use a power adapter approved for use with this computer.
• Your AC 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 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.
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Battery Precautions
• Only use batteries designed for this computer. The wrong battery type may explode, leak or damage the computer.
• 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
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.
Caution
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.
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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.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
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 adapter and cables. Stow them in the carrying bag.
The AC 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 “papers” are handy (it may be useful to have the
computer in a sleep mode before going through customs).
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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 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.
• 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.
• 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.
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Contents
Notice ...........................................................................I
Trademarks .......................................................... I
FCC Statement ...................................................II
Instructions for Care and Operation ................. IV
Power Safety ..................................................... VI
Battery Precautions ..........................................VII
Cleaning ........................................................ VIII
Servicing ........................................................ VIII
Travel Considerations ....................................... IX
Introduction
Overview ..................................................................1-1
Advanced Users .....................................................1-1
Beginners and Not-So-Advanced Users .................1-1
Warning Boxes .......................................................1-2
Not Included ...........................................................1-2
System Software .....................................................1-2
Quick Start Guide .....................................................1-3
System Map ..............................................................1-4
Getting to Know Your Computer ...........................1-4
Top View ..................................................................1-5
Top View with LCD Panel Open ...........................1-6
PC Camera ............................................................1-7
LCD Panel ............................................................ 1-7
LED Power & Communication Indicators ........... 1-7
Stereo Speakers .................................................... 1-7
Close Cover Switch .............................................. 1-8
LED Status Indicators ........................................... 1-8
Power Button ........................................................ 1-8
Keyboard .............................................................. 1-9
Microphone ........................................................... 1-9
TouchPad & Buttons ............................................ 1-9
Hot-Key Buttons ................................................... 1-9
Front View ............................................................. 1-10
Hot-Key Buttons ................................................. 1-10
Module ON/OFF Button ..................................... 1-10
Left Side View ....................................................... 1-11
Vent .................................................................... 1-11
External Monitor (CRT) Port ............................. 1-11
S-Video-Out Port ................................................ 1-12
RJ-11 Phone Jack ............................................... 1-12
RJ-45 LAN Jack ................................................. 1-12
2 * USB 2.0 Ports ............................................... 1-13
Mini-IEEE 1394 Port .......................................... 1-13
PC Card Slot ....................................................... 1-13
Right Side View ..................................................... 1-14
Microphone-In Jack ............................................ 1-14
Headphone-Out Jack .......................................... 1-14
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S/PDIF Out Port ..................................................1-14
CD Device Bay ...................................................1-15
DC-In Jack ..........................................................1-15
Rear View ...............................................................1-16
Security Lock Slot ...............................................1-16
1* USB 2.0 Port ..................................................1-16
Vent .....................................................................1-16
Bottom View ..........................................................1-17
Vent/Fan Intake ...................................................1-17
Battery .................................................................1-17
Hard Disk Drive ..................................................1-18
Wireless LAN (Network) & Bluetooth Modules 1-18
Using The Computer
Overview ..................................................................2-1
The Power Sources ...................................................2-2
AC Adapter ............................................................2-2
Battery ....................................................................2-3
Recharging the Battery with the AC Adapter ........2-3
Proper handling of the Battery Pack .....................2-3
Turning on the Computer .........................................2-4
LED Indicators .........................................................2-5
LED Status Indicators ............................................2-5
LED Power & Communication Indicators .............2-6
Check Mail Program ................................................2-7
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Hard Disk Drive ..................................................... 2-10
CD/DVD Device .................................................... 2-11
Loading Discs ...................................................... 2-11
Handling CDs or DVDs ....................................... 2-12
DVD Regional Codes .......................................... 2-13
Changing DVD Regional Codes ........................ 2-14
PC Card Slot .......................................................... 2-15
Inserting and Removing PC Cards ...................... 2-15
Hot-Keys ................................................................ 2-16
Hot-Key Buttons .................................................. 2-16
My Computer Hot-Key ....................................... 2-16
Programming the Hot-Keys ................................. 2-16
Function Keys and Numeric Keypad ..................... 2-17
Function Keys ..................................................... 2-17
Numeric Keypad ................................................. 2-18
TouchPad and Buttons/Mouse ............................... 2-19
Configuring the TouchPad and Buttons .............. 2-20
Adding a Printer ..................................................... 2-21
USB Printer .......................................................... 2-21
Install Instructions: ............................................. 2-21
Parallel Printer ..................................................... 2-22
Install Instructions: ............................................. 2-22
Advanced Controls
Overview .................................................................. 3-1
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Advanced Video Controls ........................................3-2
Opening the LCD ...................................................3-2
Video Memory .........................................................3-3
Legacy VGA/SVGA Memory ..............................3-3
Dynamic Video Memory Technology ...................3-3
Video Driver Controls ..............................................3-4
Making Adjustments for the Display .....................3-4
Display Properties ..................................................3-5
Intel Video Driver Controls ..................................3-6
Schemes ..................................................................3-8
Display Devices ........................................................3-9
Switching/Enabling Displays (Keyboard) ..............3-9
Switching/Enabling Displays (Driver) .................3-10
Multi-Monitor Modes ...........................................3-11
Intel(R) Dual Display Clone ...............................3-11
Extended Desktop ...............................................3-11
Intel(R) Dual Display Multi ................................3-11
To Enable Dual Display Clone Mode: ...................3-12
To Enable Extended Desktop Mode: .....................3-13
To Enable Extended Desktop (Display Properties) 3-14
To Enable Dual Display Multi: ..............................3-15
TV System ............................................................3-16
Power Management Features .................................3-17
Advanced Configuration and Power Interface .....3-17
Enabling Power Options .........................................3-18
Conserving Power (Individual Components) ...... 3-19
Turn off Monitor ................................................. 3-19
Turn off Hard Disk ............................................. 3-19
Conserving Power (System) ................................ 3-20
Hibernate Mode vs. Shutdown ............................ 3-20
Standby Mode vs. Hibernate Mode ..................... 3-20
Standby ............................................................... 3-21
Hibernate ............................................................ 3-21
Configuring the Power Button ............................. 3-22
Battery Information ................................................ 3-23
New Battery ........................................................ 3-23
Battery Life ......................................................... 3-23
Battery FAQ ........................................................ 3-24
Conserving Battery Power ................................... 3-24
Drivers & Utilities
Overview .................................................................. 4-1
What to Install .......................................................... 4-2
Module Driver Installation .................................... 4-2
Authorized Driver Message ................................... 4-3
Version Conflict Message ..................................... 4-3
Windows 2000 Internet Explorer .......................... 4-3
Updating/Reinstalling Individual Drivers ............. 4-3
Windows 2000 Professional .................................... 4-5
New Hardware Found ............................................ 4-5
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Chipset (Win2000) ................................................4-5
DirectX 8.1 (Win2000) .........................................4-5
USB 2.0 (Win2000) ..............................................4-6
Audio (Win2000) ..................................................4-6
Video (Win2000) ..................................................4-6
LAN (Win2000) ....................................................4-6
Modem (Win2000) ................................................4-7
Hot-Key (Win2000) ..............................................4-7
TouchPad (Win2000) ............................................4-7
PC Card/PCMCIA (Win2000) ..............................4-7
Intel Wireless LAN (Win2000) .............................4-8
Bluetooth (Win2000) ............................................4-8
Check Mail (Win2000) .........................................4-8
PC Camera (Win2000) ..........................................4-8
Windows XP ............................................................4-9
New Hardware Found ............................................4-9
Chipset (WinXP) ...................................................4-9
Audio (WinXP) .....................................................4-9
Video (WinXP) ...................................................4-10
LAN (WinXP) .....................................................4-10
Modem (WinXP) .................................................4-10
Hot-Key (WinXP) ...............................................4-11
TouchPad (WinXP) .............................................4-11
PC Card/PCMCIA (WinXP) ...............................4-11
Wireless LAN (WinXP) ......................................4-12
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Bluetooth (WinXP) ............................................. 4-12
Check Mail (WinXP) .......................................... 4-12
PC Camera (WinXP) .......................................... 4-12
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 System Configuration Utility ............................ 5-4
Entering Setup ....................................................... 5-4
Working with the Menu Bar .................................... 5-5
Working with the Pull-Down Menu ........................ 5-6
Working with Sub-Menus ........................................ 5-7
Startup Menu ............................................................ 5-8
Fast Boot (Startup Menu) ........................................ 5-8
Boot Device (Startup Menu) .................................... 5-9
Display (Startup Menu) ........................................... 5-9
Enable Battery Low Beep (Startup Menu) .............. 5-9
Enable Power On Beep (Startup Menu) .................. 5-9
Boot and SCU Passwords (Startup Menu) ............. 5-10
Memory Menu ....................................................... 5-11
VGA Shared Memory ............................................ 5-11
Disks Menu ............................................................ 5-12
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IDE Settings (Disks Menu) ....................................5-12
Virus Alerts (Disks Menu) .....................................5-12
Components Menu .................................................5-13
Keyboard Numlock (Components Menu)] .............5-13
Keyboard Repeat (Components Menu) ..................5-13
Enable Padlock (Components Menu) .....................5-14
Power Menu ...........................................................5-15
Power Menu ...........................................................5-15
Low/Medium/High/Customize Power Saving (Power
Menu) .....................................................................5-16
Customize (Power Menu) .......................................5-16
Exit Menu ...............................................................5-17
Save and Exit (Exit Menu) .....................................5-17
Exit (No Save) - (Exit Menu) .................................5-18
Default Settings (Exit Menu) .................................5-18
Restore Settings (Exit Menu) .................................5-18
Upgrading The Computer
Overview ..................................................................6-1
When Not to Upgrade ............................................6-2
Removing the Battery ...............................................6-3
Battery Removal Process .......................................6-3
Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive ...............................6-4
Hard Disk Upgrade Process ...................................6-5
Upgrading the System Memory (RAM) ...................6-7
Memory (RAM) Upgrade Process ......................... 6-8
Upgrading the CD Device ...................................... 6-11
CD Device Upgrade Process ............................... 6-11
Upgrading the Processor ........................................ 6-12
Wireless & PC Camera Modules
Overview .................................................................. 7-1
Intel PRO 2100 Mini PCI Wireless LAN Module ... 7-2
Intel PRO 2100 Wireless LAN Driver Installation
(Win2000) ............................................................. 7-3
Intel PRO 2100 Wireless LAN Driver Installation
(WinXP) ............................................................... 7-5
Bluetooth Module .................................................... 7-7
Bluetooth Driver Installation (Win2000) ............. 7-7
Bluetooth Driver Audio Setup (Win2000) ........... 7-8
Bluetooth Driver Installation (WinXP) ................ 7-9
Bluetooth Control Panel Options ........................ 7-10
Audio ..................................................................... 7-10
Hyper Terminal ...................................................... 7-10
FAX (WinXP) ........................................................ 7-10
FAX (Win2000) ..................................................... 7-11
PC Camera ............................................................. 7-12
PC Camera Driver Installation (Win2000) ......... 7-12
PC Camera Driver Installation (WinXP) ............ 7-13
PC Camera Audio Setup ...................................... 7-14
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(WinXP) ..............................................................7-14
(Win2000) ...........................................................7-14
AMCAP ................................................................7-16
Set Capture File ......................................................7-16
Eliminating Screen Flicker .....................................7-17
Troubleshooting
Overview ..................................................................8-1
Basic Hints and Tips ................................................8-2
Backup and General Maintenance ............................8-3
Viruses ......................................................................8-4
Upgrading and Adding New Hardware/Software ....8-5
Power ........................................................................8-7
Display .....................................................................8-9
Hard Disk & Boot Password ..................................8-11
Audio & CD Device ...............................................8-12
PC Card ..................................................................8-14
Keyboard and Mouse .............................................8-15
Printer .....................................................................8-16
Operation ................................................................8-17
Modules ..................................................................8-18
Appendix A: Specifications
Processor Options ................................................ A-1
Core Logic ........................................................... A-1
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Structure .............................................................. A-1
Security ............................................................... A-1
Memory ............................................................... A-1
BIOS ................................................................... A-1
LCD ..................................................................... A-1
Display ................................................................ A-2
Storage ................................................................ A-2
PC Card ............................................................... A-2
Audio ................................................................... A-2
Keyboard ............................................................. A-3
Interface .............................................................. A-3
Communication ................................................... A-3
Power Management ............................................ A-3
Power .................................................................. A-4
Indicators ............................................................. A-4
Buttons ................................................................ A-4
Environmental Spec ............................................ A-4
Physical Dimensions ........................................... A-4
Weight ................................................................. A-4
Optional ............................................................... A-4
Introduction
Chapter 1: Introduction
Overview
Notes
This manual refers to the hardware and essential software required to run your
computer. Depending on how your system is configured, some or all of the
features described may already be set up. This chapter covers:
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The Manual
System Map
— how to use it
— navigating around your computer
Check the light colored
boxes with the mark
above to find detailed
information about the
computer’s features.
Advanced Users
If you are an advanced user you may skip over most of this manual. However
you may find it useful to refer to the “What to Install” on page 4 - 2, “BIOS
Utilities” on page 5 - 1 and “Upgrading The Computer” on page 6 - 1. You
may also find the notes marked with a of interest to you.
Beginners and Not-So-Advanced Users
If you are new to computers (or do not have an advanced knowledge of them)
then you should try to look through all the documentation. 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.
Overview 1 - 1
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1
Introduction
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.
Not Included
Operating Systems (e.g. Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP etc.) have
their own manuals, as do applications (e.g. word processing, spreadsheet and
database programs). If you have questions about the operating systems or programs then please consult the appropriate manuals.
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 this manual refers to the following operating systems:
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1 - 2 Overview
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows XP
Introduction
Quick Start Guide
This guide assumes that you are already familiar with computers and can tell
at a glance what and where all the key components are. If you are not that comfortable with this type of device, then please refer to the following pages,
which give an overview of the system.
It is still best to review these steps, before taking any action. If there is anything you are not sure about, then please refer to the appropriate chapter before
continuing.
Unless you need to install an operating system, your computer should be ready
to work right out of the box. Before you begin please follow the safety instructions in the Preface.
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3.
4.
5.
Peripheral Devices
Please note that peripherals (printers, digital cameras, etc.)
which attach to your
computer by either
USB or IEEE1394
ports may be connected after Windows is
up and running. All other peripherals must be
connected before you
turn on the system.
Remove all packing materials.
Securely attach any peripherals you want to use with the computer (e.g.
keyboard and mouse) to their ports.
Attach the AC adapter to the DC-in jack on the right of the computer (see
“Right Side View” on page 1 - 14), then plug the AC power cord into an
outlet, and connect the AC power cord to the AC adapter.
Raise the lid/LCD to a comfortable viewing angle.
Press the power button to turn “On”.
Quick Start Guide 1 - 3
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1
Introduction
System Map
Your computer has a lot of built-in features. Most of these are enabled by your
operating system. Further explanations of the various subsystems are covered
in the chapter or pages indicated.
Getting to Know Your Computer
The following graphics will help you to become familiar with the basic functions, and to learn the location of the various ports and components of your
computer.
1 - 4 System Map
Introduction
Top View
Figure 1 - 1
Top View with LCD
Panel Closed
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1.
2.
1
LCD Latches
LED Power &
Communication
Indicators
1
To open the LCD display:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Place the computer on a stable surface.
Move the LCD latches 1 in the direction of the arrows to release the top
cover (the left latch will lock in position and is clearly marked with locked
and unlocked
icons).
Lift the top cover to reveal the LCD panel and keyboard.
Adjust the LCD panel to a comfortable viewing angle.
The LED indicators 2 show the power and battery status of the computer,
and give notification of e-mail received.
Top View 1 - 5
1
1
Introduction
Top View with LCD Panel Open
Figure 1 - 2
1
Top View with LCD
Panel Open
1.
Optional Built-In PC
Camera
2. LCD
3. LED Power &
Communication
Indicators
4. Speakers
5. Close Cover Switch
6. LED Status
Indicators
7. Power Button
8. Keyboard
9. Built-In Microphone
10. TouchPad and
Buttons
11. Hot-Key Buttons
2
5
4
3
4
7
8
9
4
4
10
11
1 - 6 Top View
6
Introduction
PC Camera
If you have purchased the optional PC Camera, make sure you install the software application (see “PC Camera” on page 7 - 12). The Module ON/OFF
Button will enable/disable the PC Camera (see “Module ON/OFF Button”
on page 1 - 10).
LCD Panel
The computer comes with a wide screen TFT (Thin Film Transistor), Liquid
Crystal Display screen (see “LCD” on page A - 1 for details).
LED Power & Communication Indicators
These indicators display the system power status, and battery status of the
computer. The third indicator may be configured to give a visual confirmation
when e-mail is received in the default e-mail program (see “LED Power &
Communication Indicators” on page 2 - 6).
Stereo Speakers
Two built-in speakers provide rich, stereo sound.
Top View 1 - 7
1
1
Introduction
Close Cover Switch
This switch acts as a sensor to tell when the LCD Panel is closed. When this
LCD cover sensor is activated the default setting of your operating system’s
power scheme sends the computer into a power saving state (see Figure 3 - 15
on page 3 - 22).
LED Status Indicators
These display the system’s operational status. Refer to “LED Status Indicators” on page 2 - 5 for more information on what the lights mean.
Power Button
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.
1 - 8 Top View
Press this button to turn your computer on or off (see “Turning on the
Computer” on page 2 - 4). This button may also be used as a suspend/resume
key, once configured as such in the power management control panel of your
operating system (see “Configuring the Power Button” on page 3 - 22).
Shutdown
Please note that you should always shut your computer down by choosing the Shut
Down/Turn Off Computer command from the Start menu in Windows. This will
help prevent hard disk or system problems.
Introduction
Keyboard
The computer has a “Win Key” keyboard including a numeric keypad. It has
the same features as a full-sized desktop keyboard and can easily be replaced
with a different language keyboard should you desire.
Microphone
Record on your computer with the built-in microphone.
TouchPad & Buttons
The pointing device features a sensitive glide pad for precise movements. It
functions the same way as a two-button mouse. The right TouchPad button is
the same as the right mouse button; the left TouchPad button is the same as
the left mouse button. The central button may be used to scroll up and down,
or may be configured to perform a variety of functions (see “Configuring the
TouchPad and Buttons” on page 2 - 20).
Hot-Key Buttons
The three hot-keys allow you instant access to your default Internet browser
and default e-mail program, and to toggle on/off the modules (Wireless LAN/
Bluetooth/PC Camera modules). To learn how to set the buttons, see “HotKey Buttons” on page 2 - 16.
Top View 1 - 9
1
1
Introduction
Figure 1 - 3
Front View
Front View
1.
2.
LCD Latches
Hot-Key Buttons
1
1
2
Hot-Key Buttons
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. When your
computer ‘Boots Up’
the modules will be
ON.
1 - 10 Front View
The three hot-keys allow you instant access to your default Internet browser
and default e-mail program, and to toggle on/off the Wireless LAN/Bluetooth/
PC Camera modules. To learn how to set the buttons, see “Hot-Key Buttons”
on page 2 - 16.
Module ON/OFF Button
You can use this button to toggle the power ON/OFF for the 802.11b Wireless
LAN module, the optional Bluetooth module and the optional PC Camera
module. To enable the modules you will need to install the drivers/software
for them (see “Intel PRO 2100 Mini PCI Wireless LAN Module” on page 7
- 2, “Bluetooth Module” on page 7 - 7 & “PC Camera” on page 7 - 12).
Make sure the wireless modules are OFF when you are using the computer aboard aircraft (see sidebar).
Introduction
Left Side View
Figure 1 - 4
Left Side View
9
1
2
3
4 5
8
6
7
Vent
This enables airflow to prevent the computer from overheating.
Overheating
To prevent your computer from overheating make sure nothing blocks the vent/fan
intake while the computer is in use.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Vent
External Monitor
(CRT) Port
S-Video Out Port
RJ-11 Phone Jack
RJ-45 LAN Jack
2 * USB 2.0 Ports
Mini-IEEE 1394
Port
PC Card Slot
PC Card Eject
Button
External Monitor (CRT) Port
Connect an external VGA monitor (CRT) to this port to allow dual video or
simultaneous display on the LCD and external VGA monitor (see “Display
Devices” on page 3 - 9).
Left Side View 1 - 11
1
1
Introduction
S-Video-Out Port
Connect your television to your computer and view DVDs, VCDs or anything
else your computer can display. You will need an S-Video cable to make the
connection. Enable this port from the video driver controls.
RJ-11 Phone Jack
This port connects to the built-in modem. You may plug the telephone line directly into this RJ-11 telephone connection.
Note: Broadband (e.g. ADSL) modems usually connect to the LAN port.
RJ-45 LAN Jack
This port supports LAN (Network) functions.
Note: Broadband (e.g. ADSL) modems usually connect to the LAN port.
1 - 12 Left Side View
Introduction
2 * USB 2.0 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 highspeed 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).
Mini-IEEE 1394 Port
This allows high-speed connection to various peripheral devices, e.g. external
disk drives and digital cameras (see note below).
IEEE 1394
The Mini-IEEE 1394 port only supports SELF POWERED IEEE 1394 devices.
PC Card Slot
The 3.3V/5V slot may be used for a Type-II PC card (PC cards were also previously referred to as PCMCIA) and fully supports Cardbus. Refer to “PC
Card Slot” on page 2 - 15 for more information.
Left Side View 1 - 13
1
1
Introduction
Figure 1 - 5
Right Side View
Right Side View
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Microphone-In Jack
Headphone-Out
Jack
S/PDIF Out Port
CD Device Bay
DC-In Jack
1 2 3
4
5
Microphone-In Jack
Record on your computer with an external microphone.
Headphone-Out Jack
Headphones may be connected through this jack. Note: Set your system’s volume to a reduced level before connecting to this jack.
S/PDIF Out Port
This S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface Format) Out Port allows you to
connect your DVD-capable PC to a Dolby AC-3 compatible receiver for “5.1”
or ‘dts’ surround sound.
1 - 14 Right Side View
Introduction
CD Device Bay
A 5.25" CD-ROM drive, or DVD-ROM drive, or CD-RW, or Combination
CD-RW and DVD-ROM Drive (12.7mm height) is standard depending on the
model you purchased. For more information on using the drive please refer to
“CD/DVD Device” on page 2 - 11.
CD Emergency Eject
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 similar object that may break and become
lodged in the hole.
DC-In Jack
Plug the supplied AC adapter into this jack to power your computer.
Right Side View 1 - 15
1
1
Introduction
Figure 1 - 6
Rear View
Rear View
1.
2.
3.
Security Lock Slot
1 * USB 2.0 Port
Vent
1
2
3
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.
1* USB 2.0 Port
Overheating
To prevent your computer from overheating
make sure nothing
blocks the vent/fan intake while the computer is in use.
This USB 2.0 compatible port (USB 2.0 is fully USB 1.1 compliant) is for
low-speed peripherals such as keyboards, mice or scanners, and for highspeed 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).
Vent
This enables airflow to prevent the computer from overheating.
1 - 16 Rear View
Introduction
Bottom View
Figure 1 - 7
2
1
3
1
5
1
CPU
The CPU is not a user
serviceable
part.
Opening this compartment, or accessing the
CPU in any way, may
violate your warranty.
Bottom View
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Vent/Fan Intake
Battery
CPU Bay Cover
Hard Disk, RAM,
WLAN &
Bluetooth Module
Bay Cover
CD Device Screw
Cover
4
Vent/Fan Intake
This enables airflow to prevent the computer from overheating.
Battery
See “Battery Information” on page 3 - 23 for instructions on battery use and
care.
Overheating
To prevent your computer from overheating
make sure nothing
blocks the vent/fan intake while the computer is in use.
Bottom View 1 - 17
1
1
Introduction
Wireless LAN &
Bluetooth Modules
The Wireless LAN
module and the optional Bluetooth module
(and the optional PC
Camera module) may
be enabled and disabled by pressing the
button at the front of
the computer (see
“Module
ON/OFF
Button” on page 1 10).
1 - 18 Bottom View
Hard Disk Drive
The internal hard disk drive is used to store your data. See page 6 - 4 for information on upgrading/replacing your hard disk drive.
Drive Warning
Don’t try to remove the hard disk (HDD) while the system is on. This could cause
data loss or damage. Unauthorized removal or tampering with the HDD may violate
your warranty. If you are in doubt, consult your service representative.
Wireless LAN (Network) & Bluetooth Modules
The antenna(e) and other components of the 802.11b Wireless LAN module
and the optional Bluetooth module are not externally visible (please check
with your service representative). If your configuration includes the module(s), make sure you install the driver for it.
Using The Computer
Chapter 2: Using The Computer
2
Overview
To learn more about using your computer, please read this chapter.
This chapter includes:
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The Power Sources
Turning on the Computer
The LED Indicators
The Check Mail Program
The Hard Disk Drive
The CD/DVD Device
The PC Card Slot
The Hot-Keys
The Function Keys & Numeric Keypad
The TouchPad & Buttons/Mouse
Adding a Printer (general guidelines)
Overview 2 - 1
Using The Computer
2
Power Button as
Standby or Hibernate
Button
If you are using a fully
ACPI-compliant OS,
(such as Windows
2000 Professional, or
Windows XP) you can
use the OS’s “Power
Options” control panel
to set the power button
to send the system into
Standby or Hibernate
mode (see your OS’s
documentation,
or
“Configuring
the
Power Button” on
page 3 - 22 for details).
The Power Sources
The computer can be powered by either an AC adapter or a battery pack.
AC Adapter
Use only the AC adapter that comes with your computer. The wrong type of
AC adapter will damage the computer and its components.
1.
2.
3.
4.
2 - 2 The Power Sources
Attach the AC adapter to the DC-in jack on the right of the computer.
Plug the AC power cord into an outlet, and then connect the AC power cord
to the AC adapter.
Raise the lid/LCD to a comfortable viewing angle.
Press the power button to turn “On”.
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Battery
The battery allows you to use your computer while you are on the road or 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.
We recommend that you do not remove the battery. For more information on
the battery, please refer to “Battery Information” on page 3 - 23.
Recharging the Battery with the AC Adapter
The battery pack automatically recharges when the AC 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 2 - 5 for information on the battery charge
status, and to “Battery Information” on page 3 - 23 for more information on
how to maintain the battery pack.)
Low Battery Warning
When the battery is
critically low, immediately connect the AC
adapter to the computer or save your work,
otherwise, the unsaved data will be lost
when the power is depleted.
Proper handling of the Battery Pack
• 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
The Power Sources 2 - 3
2
Using The Computer
2
Shutdown
Note that you should
always shut your computer down by choosing the Shut Down/
Turn Off Computer
command from the
Start menu in Windows. This will help
prevent hard disk or
system problems.
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 Standby/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.
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.
2 - 4 Turning on the Computer
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LED Indicators
2
There are two sets of LED indicators (LED Power & Communication Indicators and LED Status Indicators) on your computer that will display helpful information about the current status of the computer. The LED Power &
Communication Indicators are also visible when the top of your computer
is closed.
LED Status Indicators
Icon
Color
Description
Green
Hard disk/CD Device activity
Table 2 - 1
Green
The Module(s) (WLAN, PC Camera, Bluetooth) is/are On
LED Status
Indicators
Green
Number Lock is activated
Green
Caps Lock is activated
Scroll Lock
Green
Scroll Lock is activated (to activate press Fn & ScrLk)
To enable and disable
the Scroll Lock feature,
press the Fn and
ScrLk keys simultaneously.
LED Indicators 2 - 5
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LED Power & Communication Indicators
2
Table 2 - 2
LED Power &
Communication
Indicators
2 - 6 LED Indicators
Icon
Color
Description
Orange
DC power is plugged in
Green
The computer is on
Blinking Green
The computer is in standby mode
Orange
The battery is being charged
Green
The battery is fully charged
Blinking Orange
The battery has reached critically low power status
Blinking Green
New mail has arrived
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Check Mail Program
2
After you have installed the driver for the Check Mail program (see “What
to Install” on page 4 - 2) you may then configure it to give notification
when new mail is received. You must be online to receive this notification
(note that this program only supports the POP3 protocol), and your default
mail program does not need to be open.
If you have installed the driver using the default settings, the CheckMail
program appears in the Startup menu (Start > Programs/All Programs
> Startup > CheckMail).
Figure 2 - 1
Check Mail Program
(Startup Menu)
Check Mail Program 2 - 7
Using The Computer
2
Clicking on Check Mail will bring up the following options menu.
Note
Check with your Internet Service Provider,
network administrator
or Mail Service provider for details on what to
put on these pages.
Figure 2 - 2
Check Mail
Account Setup
and Options
You may then configure the options for your mail server, user name, and
password. Click Enable Check Mail to have the program check the mail
server for new mail, and set the interval (in seconds). Click SAVE to keep
the settings, and Hide to minimize the program. After clicking Hide, the
program will be accessible by double-clicking the icon in the taskbar. If
you click the close icon
in the Check Mail control panel you will need
to run the program again from the Start menu in Windows, then access it
by double-clicking the taskbar icon.
2 - 8 Check Mail Program
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Figure 2 - 3
Check Mail Enabled
You may also enable an audible warning for received mail by clicking on
Set Mail Wave, and browsing to a .WAV sound file to use for mail notification. Click Enable play wave for mail arrival, and SAVE to save the
settings.
Figure 2 - 4
Set Mail Wave
Check Mail Program 2 - 9
2
Using The Computer
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" IDE hard disk drives with a height
of 9.5 mm.
The hard disk 1 is accessible from the bottom of your computer as seen below. Further details on removing and inserting the hard disk are available in
“Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive” on page 6 - 4.
Hard Disk
1
Figure 2 - 5
Hard Disk Location
2 - 10 Hard Disk Drive
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CD/DVD Device
There is a bay for either a CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM, or CD-RW, or Combination CD-RW and DVD-ROM drive, depending on the model you purchased. The CD Device is usually labeled “Drive D:” and may be used as a
boot device if properly set in the BIOS (“Startup Menu” on page 5 - 8).
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.
2
1
Sound Volume
Adjustment
How high the sound
volume can be set depends on the setting of
the volume control
within Windows. Click
the Speaker icon on
the taskbar to check
the setting.
All peripherals must be
connected before you
turn on the system.
Figure 2 - 6
3
CD Device
CD/DVD Device 2 - 11
2
Using The Computer
2
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.
2 - 12 CD/DVD Device
Handling CDs or DVDs
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 CDROMs/DVD-ROMs can be accessed.
Remember to:
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•
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.
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DVD Regional Codes
2
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.
Figure 2 - 7
DVD Regional Codes
(Windows XP)
CD/DVD Device 2 - 13
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Changing DVD Regional Codes
2
Go to the Control Panel in WindowsXP/Windows 2000 and double-click System > Hardware (tab), click Device Manager, then click the + next to DVD/
CD-ROM drives. Double-click on the DVD-ROM device to bring up the
Properties menu, and select the DVD Region (tab) to bring up the control
panel as seen in “DVD Regional Codes (Windows XP)” on page 2 - 13.
Table 2 - 3
DVD Regional Coding
2 - 14 CD/DVD Device
DVD Regional Coding
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
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PC Card Slot
2
The computer is equipped with a PCMCIA 3.3V/5V slot for one type II PC
Card. Make sure you install the driver for the PC Card (see “What to Install”
on page 4 - 2).
Inserting and Removing PC Cards
• Align the PC Card with the slot and push it in until it locks into place.
• To remove a PC Card, simply press the eject button 1 next to the slot.
Figure 2 - 8
PC Card Slot
1
PC Card Slot 2 - 15
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Hot-Keys
2
The computer has two sets of Hot-Keys; three Hot-Key buttons on the computer, and the function key combinations on the keyboard.
Hot-Key Buttons
These keys access the Internet and e-mail, and to enable/disable the module(s)
(WLAN/Bluetooth/PC Camera) with one quick button press. Make sure you
install the Hot-Key driver. Refer to “What to Install” on page 4 - 2 for driver
installation steps.
My Computer Hot-Key
The Hot-Key
at the bottom left of the keyboard gives you quick one button
access to the My Computer folder on your computer.
Programming the Hot-Keys
Table 2 - 4
Hot-Keys
Hot-Key
Function
Activate the default Internet browser
Activate the default e-mail program
Activate the module(s) - (Wireless LAN/Bluetooth/PC Camera
modules)
2 - 16 Hot-Keys
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Function Keys and Numeric Keypad
Function Keys
Other Keyboards
On the bottom-left of the keyboard is the Fn key or Function key. The Fn key
allows you to change operational features instantly. To use the functions press
and hold the Fn key, then press the appropriate function key (F5 - F12 etc.)
located on your keyboard.
Keys
Description
Fn
Function Key
Fn + Esc
Sleep/Resume Toggle
Fn + F5
Mute Toggle
Fn + F6
Display Toggle (if TV is used as a display device see “Display
Devices” on page 3 - 9)
Fn + F9
Decrease LCD Brightness
Fn + F10
Increase LCD Brightness
Fn + F11
Decrease Audio Volume
Fn + F12
Increase Audio Volume
Fn + Scr Lk
Scroll Lock Toggle
Fn + Num Lock
Toggles Padlock Mode (if set in the SCU “Enable Padlock
(Components Menu)” on page 5 - 14) if Number Lock is enabled
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.
Table 2 - 5
Function Keys
Function Keys and Numeric Keypad 2 - 17
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2
Numeric Keypad
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
Num Lock is on.
The keyboard has an embedded numerical keypad for easy numeric data input.
The numeric keys are highlighted by a yellow typeface.
Activate the Number Lock feature by pressing the Num Lock key at the top
right of the keyboard. You may check if Number Lock is enabled or not by
looking at the LED status indicators (see “LED Indicators” on page 2 - 5).
To type a number from the numeric keypad make sure Num Lock is enabled,
then hold the Fn key down and press the key on the numeric keypad (for instructions on Padlock mode see “Enable Padlock (Components Menu)” on
page 5 - 14).
Activate Scroll Lock by pressing and holding the Fn key, and then press the
Scr Lk key at the top right of the keyboard.
Function Keys
Numeric Keypad
Figure 2 - 9
Keyboard
Fn Key
2 - 18 Function Keys and Numeric Keypad
My Computer Key
Num Lock &
Scr Lk Keys
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TouchPad and Buttons/Mouse
The TouchPad is a device for pointing (controlling input positioning) on the
computer’s display screen by sensing finger movement, and downward pressure. It is an alternative to the mouse; however, you can also add a mouse to
your computer either through one of the USB ports.
The TouchPad buttons function in much the same way as a two-button mouse.
The central button may be configured to function as you require (see Figure
2 - 10 on page 2-20 for screen examples).
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 2 - 19
2
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Configuring the TouchPad and Buttons
2
Once you have installed the TouchPad drivers (see “What to Install” on
page 4 - 2) 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 on this at www.synaptics.com.
Figure 2 - 10
Mouse Properties
2 - 20 TouchPad and Buttons/Mouse
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Adding a Printer
2
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 new printers have a USB interface connection. You may use either of the
USB ports on your computer 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.
Adding a Printer 2 - 21
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Parallel Printer
2
This is still the most common type of printer. A Parallel to USB converter
may be purchased at most computer stores.
Install Instructions:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
2 - 22 Adding a Printer
Set up the printer according to its instructions (unpacking, paper tray, toner/
ink cartridge etc.).
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.
Turn ON the computer.
Windows (some operating systems may require a driver to recognize the
parallel to USB adapter) will identify the printer and either load one of its
own drivers or ask you to supply one. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Advanced Controls
Chapter 3: Advanced Controls
Overview
This chapter covers:
• Advanced video controls
• Power and battery management features
Note: All operating system pictures in this manual are from the Microsoft
Windows XP OS.
Drivers
You are 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 “What to Install” on page 4 - 2 for
installation
instructions.
Overview 3 - 1
3
Advanced Controls
3
Protecting the LCD
Do not allow any foreign objects (i.e. paper
or plastic) to get between the lid/LCD and
the work panel. They
could
damage
or
scratch the LCD and/or
accidentally activate
the close cover switch.
Advanced Video Controls
This section is about making adjustments for the LCD, and switching display
devices.
Opening the LCD
As you open the lid, adjust it so you can look at the screen straight on, without
any glare. If necessary, adjust the brightness controls (Fn + F9/F10).
F9 F10
Figure 3 - 1
Brightness
Controls
Fn
3 - 2 Advanced Video Controls
Advanced Controls
Video Memory
The computer does not have dedicated video memory. The video memory
available on your computer is configured in two modes of operation, Legacy VGA/SVGA memory and Dynamic Video Memory Technology.
Legacy VGA/SVGA Memory
This is the pre-allocated memory size for VGA compatibility. This is fixed
in the BIOS at 8MB (see “Memory Menu” on page 5 - 11). This memory
is allocated from your system memory e.g. if you computer has 128MB of
memory (RAM), then 8MB will be allocated to video leaving the system
with 120MB of RAM. The minimum system memory requirements for
each OS are listed below.
Dynamic Video Memory Technology
Intel® DVMT automatically and dynamically allocates as much (up to
32MB) system memory (RAM) as needed to the video system. DVMT returns whatever memory is no longer needed to the operating system.
Operating System
Minimum System Memory
Windows XP
128MB
Windows 2000 (with Service Pack 1*)
64MB
DVMT Notes
DVMT is not user-configurable.
DVMT is not local video memory.
DVMT will not function
in MS-DOS. DOS uses
the legacy memory indicated.
*Note: The video drivers for Windows 2000
require Service Pack 1
or later to run correctly.
Check with the Microsoft Windows 2000
support site for the latest updates.
Table 3 - 1
Memory
Requirements
Video Memory 3 - 3
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Advanced Controls
3
Screen Resolution/
Screen Area Note
You may set the resolution to a higher setting than the panel
supports, however this
will require you to pan
(scroll) around the
screen as the display
area will be larger than
what you can see on
the LCD.
Video Driver Controls
The video interface lets you change the screen resolution and color output to
whatever is most comfortable/efficient for you. This is a matter of hardware,
video memory and the driver for your operating system. The driver interface
shows the available options (see “LCD” on page A - 1 for the LCD options).
You can switch display devices from the Display Properties control panel in
Windows as long as the video driver is installed (see “What to Install” on
page 4 - 2).
Making Adjustments for the Display
The higher the resolution you set the LCD for, the more information the LCD
can display on screen. To change the LCD’s resolution and color depth go to
the Display Properties control panel:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
3 - 4 Video Driver Controls
Click Start, point to Settings (or just click Control Panel) and click Control
Panel (if you are in Category View choose Appearance and Themes).
Double-click Display (icon).
In the Display Properties dialog box, click Settings (tab).
In Screen area/Screen resolution, move the slider to the preferred setting
for resolution (see 1 in Figure 3 - 2 on page 3-5).
In Colors/Color quality, click the arrow and scroll to the preferred setting
for color depth (see 2 in Figure 3 - 2 on page 3-5).
Advanced Controls
Display Properties
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Figure 3 - 2
Display Properties
1
Intel(R) Extreme
Graphics Controller
Properties
2
3
When the Display Properties control panel is open, click the Advanced 3
(button) to bring up the options tabs. Clicking through these tabs allows you
to make any video adjustments you require.
You can click Graphics Properties (button) in the Intel(R)
Extreme Graphics tab
(in the Advanced options) to access the
screens in Figure 3 - 4
on page 3-7.
Video Driver Controls 3 - 5
Advanced Controls
3
Taskbar
You may also access
the control panel from
the taskbar at the bottom right of the screen.
Click on the icon to
bring up the menu and
scroll to Graphics Options > Graphics
Properties.
Intel Video Driver Controls
After installing the video driver there will be an additional control panel entitled Intel(R) Extreme Graphics. To get to the control panel to make changes to the Graphics Properties, do the following:
1.
2.
Click Start, point to Settings (or just click Control Panel) and click Control
Panel.
Double-click Intel(R) Extreme Graphics (icon) to bring up the Intel(R)
82852/82855 Graphics Controller Properties.
Figure 3 - 3
Intel Extreme
Graphics Control
Panel
You may make changes to the Devices, Color, Schemes, Hot Keys by clicking
the appropriate tab and adjusting the setting, then clicking OK. The Information and Open GL tabs display useful information about the graphics properties of your computer, and the Support item in the Information tab has
weblinks to the latest information (drivers, troubleshooting issues etc.) on the
Intel Website. Some screen examples are shown on the following page.
3 - 6 Video Driver Controls
Advanced Controls
Figure 3 - 4
Intel Graphics
Controller Properties
Video Driver Controls 3 - 7
3
Advanced Controls
3
Application.exe
You will need to locate
the actual application
executable (.exe) file,
not just the shortcut.
To find the application
right-click its shortcut
on the desktop click
Properties. Click the
Shortcut (tab) and see
where the executable
file is located by clicking the Find Target
(button). Note the location and you will then
be able to browse to
this file.
Schemes
Use Schemes to configure quick settings for applications which require specific resolution and color settings in order to run properly e.g. games, multimedia programs. To set the schemes:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
3 - 8 Video Driver Controls
Go to the Intel(R) Extreme Graphics control panel (see “Intel Video
Driver Controls” on page 3 - 6).
Click on Schemes (tab).
Select New to setup the scheme, and type a name in the dialog box that
pops up, then click OK.
Click on the scheme name you had typed in the Schemes box, and choose
the option you wish to use from the Video Modes box.
Browse to the executable file for the application you want to set a scheme
for (see sidebar).
You can click in the "Reset On Exit" box to return to your original settings
when you exit the program, then click Save to save the settings.
When you want to run the program, select it from the Schemes box and
click "Invoke" to run the highlighted program in the chosen video setting
(alternatively you can select it from Display Modes by clicking on the icon
option in the taskbar at the bottom right of the screen).
Advanced Controls
Display Devices
Figure 3 - 5
Besides the built-in LCD, you can also use an external VGA monitor (CRT)
or TV as your display device. A VGA monitor connects to the external monitor (CRT) port 1 , a TV to the S-Video Out port 2 (Figure 3 - 5).
Left Side View
3
Using the Driver to
Switch Displays
1
2
Switching/Enabling Displays (Keyboard)
You can switch display devices with the Fn + Display (F6) toggle. With the
video driver installed, you also can use its built-in controls to switch the display options. If you haven’t installed the video driver, refer to (see “What to
Install” on page 4 - 2) for setup instructions. To switch the display options:
1.
2.
Plug the VGA monitor or TV into the appropriate port.
Press and hold the Fn key, while simultaneously pressing the F6 key.
Note: If you are using a TV use the hot key combinations Ctrl + Alt + F1 (CRT
only), Ctrl + Alt + F2 (TV only) and Ctrl + Alt + F3 (LCD only), not Fn + F6.
3.
You may toggle through the options to display the LCD only, the external
display alone and the LCD and the external display together (make sure you
allow time for the screens to refresh as you toggle through).
If you only use the keyboard toggle to switch
through the display options you will not have
all the configuration
options available to
you. If you want to access the options listed
in “Display Devices”
on page 3 - 9 use the
driver control panel to
configure the settings
as per “Switching/Enabling Displays (Driver)” on page 3 - 10.
Display Devices 3 - 9
Advanced Controls
Figure 3 - 6
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Switching Display
Settings
Switching/Enabling Displays (Driver)
With the video driver installed (see “What to Install” on page 4 - 2), you can
use its built-in controls to switch between the displays as follows:
1.
2.
Vertical Refresh Rate
The vertical refresh rate
of your CRT is important.
If it is too low and/or
you’re using fluorescent
lighting, the screen will
appear to flicker. To reduce flickering on a CRT,
use faster refresh rates
(we recommend a refresh
rate of 72Hz or more). But
first check your monitor’s
documentation to make
sure it can support the
rates listed by the video
driver. The default refresh
rate for VGA monitors
(without drivers) is 60Hz.
3.
4.
Plug the VGA monitor or TV into the appropriate port.
Go to the Intel(R) 82852/82855 Graphics Controller Properties control
panel (see “Intel Video Driver Controls” on page 3 - 6) and select
Devices (tab).
Choose the display option from the list on the left and click Apply (and OK
to confirm the settings change).
You can choose a device to be Primary or Secondary.
See the following pages for instructions on enabling Clone and Extended
Desktop modes.
3 - 10 Display Devices
Advanced Controls
Multi-Monitor Modes
In addition to the single LCD display mode you have the following MultiMonitor modes available when the external monitor or TV is attached.
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Intel(R) Dual Display Clone
This mode will drive multiple displays with the same content. Use this feature
to display the screen through a projector for a presentation.
Extended Desktop
This mode allows a desktop to span multiple displays and acts as a large workspace. This creates a lot more screen area for display. Use the Display Properties control panel to drag the monitors to match the physical arrangement
you wish to use, or you may also use the Extended Desktop Settings control
panel tab in Intel(R) 82852/82855 Graphics Controller Properties to configure the relative size and position.
Intel(R) Dual Display Multi
This mode will allow you to display the same content on two displays, and
have different content on a third display. This could be used to display a demo
on two displays, while taking notes on the third display.
Display Devices 3 - 11
Advanced Controls
To Enable Dual Display Clone Mode:
1.
2.
3
3.
4.
5.
6.
Figure 3 - 7
Device Settings
(Clone Mode)
3 - 12 Display Devices
Plug the VGA monitor or TV into the appropriate port.
Go to the Intel(R) 82852/82855 Graphics Controller Properties control
panel (see “Intel Video Driver Controls” on page 3 - 6) and select
Devices (tab).
Click the Intel(R) Dual Display Clone icon in the devices tab (Note: this
option is only available when you have attached the CRT or TV).
Choose which device is to be the Primary display, and which is to be
Secondary.
Adjust the settings by clicking the Device Settings (button) if necessary.
Click Apply > OK and close the control panels.
Advanced Controls
To Enable Extended Desktop Mode:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Plug the VGA monitor or TV into the appropriate port.
Go to the Intel(R) 82852/82855 Graphics Controller Properties control
panel (see “Intel Video Driver Controls” on page 3 - 6) and select
Devices (tab).
Click the Extended Desktop icon in the devices tab (Note: this option is
only available when you have attached the CRT or TV).
Choose which device is to be the Primary display, and which is to be
Secondary.
Adjust the settings by clicking the Device Settings (button) if necessary.
Click Apply > OK and close the control panels.
Device Settings
Extended Desktop
You can have different
Colors, Screen Area
and Monitor Refresh
Rates for each display
device provided your
monitor can support
them.
You can drag the monitor icons to match the
physical layout of your
displays. Icons and
programs may also be
dragged between the
displays.
Figure 3 - 8
You can also enable the Extended Desktop mode from the Display Properties
control panel (see “Display Properties” on page 3 - 5).
Device Settings
(Extended Desktop
Mode)
Display Devices 3 - 13
3
Advanced Controls
To Enable Extended Desktop (Display Properties)
3
Extended Desktop
Mode
If Intel Dual Display
Clone mode is currently enabled, you must
use
the
Intel(R)
82852/82855 Graphics Controller Properties to switch the
display.
Figure 3 - 9
Display Properties
(Extended Desktop
Mode)
3 - 14 Display Devices
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Plug the VGA monitor or TV into the appropriate port.
Click Start, point to Settings (or just click Control Panel) and click Control
Panel (if you are in Category View choose Appearance and Themes).
Double-click Display (icon).
In the Display Properties dialog box, click Settings (tab).
Make sure you have checked “Extend my Windows desktop onto this
monitor.” and click Apply.
Use the control panel to drag the monitors to match the physical arrangement
you wish to use. In the example shown in Figure 3 - 9 the primary monitor 1
is on the left, the secondary display is on the right. 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.
Advanced Controls
To Enable Dual Display Multi:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Plug the VGA monitor and TV into the appropriate port (you will need to
have three display devices attached for this display mode).
Enable Extended Desktop Mode (see “To Enable Extended Desktop
Mode:” on page 3 - 13).
Click the Enable Twin Configuration checkbox.
Choose which device is to be the Primary display, and which is to be
Secondary (this will affect which devices can be the Source and
Destination).
Adjust the settings by clicking the Device Settings (button) if necessary.
Click Apply > OK and close the control panels.
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Figure 3 - 10
Device Settings
(Dual Display Multi
Mode)
Display Devices 3 - 15
Advanced Controls
TV System
If you are using a TV as a display device you may change the video standard
to NTSC or PAL as follows:
3
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Figure 3 - 11
TV Video Standard
3 - 16 Display Devices
Plug the TV into the appropriate port.
Go to the Intel(R) 82852/82855 Graphics Controller Properties control
panel (see “Intel Video Driver Controls” on page 3 - 6) and select
Devices (tab).
Choose the display mode (Television, Clone or Extended Desktop) and
set the device to be Primary or Secondary if required.
Adjust the settings by clicking the Device Settings (button).
Choose the appropriate TV system from Video Standard dropbox.
Advanced Controls
Power Management Features
To conserve power, especially when using the battery, your computer uses the
ACPI power management system. Power management conserves power by
controlling individual components of the computer (the monitor and hard disk
drive) or the whole system.
Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
The ACPI interface provides the computer with enhanced power saving techniques and gives the operating system (OS) direct control over the power and
thermal states of devices and processors. For example, it enables the OS to set
devices into low-power states based on user settings and information from applications. ACPI is fully supported in Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
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 XP OS.)
Power Management Features 3 - 17
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Advanced Controls
Enabling Power Options
Power Options are enabled through the control panel in your Windows system (Power Options). With other operating systems you may have power
management available, so check your documentation.
3
Figure 3 - 12
Power Options
Control Panel
You may conserve power through individual components or throughout the
whole system.
3 - 18 Enabling Power Options
Advanced Controls
Conserving Power (Individual Components)
Turn off Monitor
To conserve power, you can set the monitor to turn off after a specified time.
Turn off Hard Disk
The computer's hard disk motor will be turned off if the hard disk drive has
not been accessed for a specified period of time. If the system reads or writes
data, the hard disk motor will be turned back on.
Resuming Operation
The system can resume from Monitor or
Hard Disk Standby by
pressing a key on the
keyboard.
Figure 3 - 13
Power Schemes
Enabling Power Options 3 - 19
3
Advanced Controls
Conserving Power (System)
3
With this function you can stop the computer’s operation and restart where
you left off. This system features Standby and Hibernate sleep mode levels
(Hibernate mode will need to be enabled by clicking the option in the Hibernate tab in the Power Options control panel - Figure 3 - 14 on page 3-21).
Hibernate Mode vs. Shutdown
Hibernate mode and Shutdown are the same in that the system is off and you
need to press the power button to turn it on. Their main difference is:
When you come back from hibernation, you can return to where you last left
off (what was on your desktop) without reopening the application(s) and
file(s) you last used.
You can use either method depending on your needs.
Standby Mode vs. Hibernate Mode
If you want to stay away from your work for just a while, you can put the system on standby instead of in hibernation. It takes a longer time to wake up the
system from Hibernate mode than from Standby mode.
3 - 20 Enabling Power Options
Advanced Controls
Standby
Standby saves the least amount of power, but takes the shortest time to return
to full operation. During Standby the hard disk is turned off, and the CPU is
made to idle at its slowest speed. All open applications are retained in memory. When you are not using your computer for a certain length of time, which
you specify in the operating system, it will enter Standby mode to save power.
Hibernate
Hibernate uses no power and saves all of your information on a part of the
HDD before it turns the system off. Although it saves the most power it takes
the longest time to return to full operation. You can set your computer to automatically enter Hibernate mode when the battery power is almost depleted.
You will need to enable Hibernate mode from the Hibernate tab in the Power
Options control panel. The system will resume from Hibernate mode by
pressing the power button.
System Resume
The system can resume from Standby
mode by:
• Pressing the power
button
• Pressing the key
combination Fn +
Esc
• An alarm resume
that is enabled and
expires
• An incoming call
received on the
modem
Figure 3 - 14
Enable Hibernation
Enabling Power Options 3 - 21
3
Advanced Controls
3
Sleep Button
You may also configure the Sleep/Resume
key combination (Fn +
F4) from the menu illustrated in Figure 3 15. In Windows this is
referred to as the
Sleep button.
Configuring the Power Button
The power button may be set to send the computer in to either Standby or Hibernate mode (Figure 3 - 15). In Standby mode, the LED
will flash
green. In Hibernate mode the LED will be off. If you are in a power saving
mode set to save power through individual components (e.g. hard disk, monitor), the LED will remain green.
Figure 3 - 15
Power Options
(Advanced - Power
Buttons)
Power Button
3 - 22 Enabling Power Options
Sleep/Resume(Sleep)Button
Advanced Controls
Battery Information
Please follow these simple guidelines to get the best use out of your battery.
Caution
New Battery
Always completely discharge, then fully charge, a new battery before using it
(see “Battery FAQ” on page 3 - 24 for instructions on how to do this).
Battery Life
Your computer’s battery life is dependent upon many factors, including the
programs you are running, and peripheral devices attached. Power Options
settings in the OS will help prolong the battery life if configured appropriately.
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.
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.
We recommend that you do not remove the battery yourself. Please consult
your service representative should you need to remove the battery for any reason.
Battery Information 3 - 23
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Advanced Controls
3
Conserving Battery
Power
To conserve battery
power:
Close modem or communication
applications when they are not
being used.
Remove any unused
PC Cards from the
computer (PC Cards
quickly use up battery
power even if the system
enters
sleep
mode).
Disconnect any unnecessary external devices.
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 by yourself even when you see a message that indicates the battery is critically low, just let the computer use up all of the battery power and shut down on its own (it is best to disable the Power Options
functions in the Control Panel). As the battery nears the end of its life save
and close any critical files.
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.
Conserving Battery Power
The LCD display consumes a lot of power, so lowering the brightness level
will save power. Different applications and external devices consume battery
power even when they are not being used (see the sidebar note for further
recommendations on battery conservation).
3 - 24 Battery Information
Drivers & Utilities
Chapter 4: Drivers & Utilities
Overview
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. In this chapter, we group driver
and utility installation instructions by operating
system. The following operating systems are covered.
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Assumption
We assume that you will install all drivers and utilities
from the built-in CD device and it is assigned to “Drive
D:”. In addition, all file extensions can be seen [see
“Navigate (Browse..) to D:” on page 4 - 2].
• Windows 2000 Professional
• Windows XP
Overview 4 - 1
Drivers & Utilities
What to Install
4
The Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual
CD-ROM contains the drivers and utilities necessary for the proper operation of the computer. (The
Intel Wireless LAN module driver, and the optional Bluetooth module driver, are on the separate
CD-ROMs supplied.) Table 4 - 1 on page 4-4 lists
what you need to install manually according to your
choice of the operating system. It is very important that the drivers are installed in the order indicated in the table.
Module Driver Installation
The procedures for installing drivers for the Wireless LAN, PC Camera and Bluetooth modules are
provided in “Wireless & PC Camera Modules” on
page 7 - 1. Make sure that the drivers are installed
in the order indicated in Table 4 - 1 on page 4-4. If
your purchase does not include any of the modules,
DO NOT install the drivers for them.
4 - 2 What to Install
Navigate (Browse..) to D:
You will notice that many of the instructions for driver
installation require you to “Navigate (Browse) to D:”.
In this case “D:” is the drive specified for your CD device. Not all computers are setup the same way, and
some computers have the CD listed under a different
drive letter - e.g. if you have two hard drives (or hard
disk partitions) one may be designated as “Drive C:”
and the other as “Drive D:”. In this case the CD device
may be designated as “Drive E:” - Please make sure
you are actually navigating to the correct drive letter
for the CD device.
When you click the Browse (button) after clicking
Run in the Start menu you will see the “Look in:” dialog box at the top of the Browse window. Click the
scroll button to navigate to My Computer to display
the devices and drive letters.
Drivers & Utilities
Authorized Driver Message
If you receive a message telling you that the driver
you are installing is not authorized (Digital Signature Not Found), just click Yes or Continue Anyway to ignore the message and continue the
installation procedure.
Updating/Reinstalling Individual
Drivers
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.
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 Add/Remove Programs
item. 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.
Version Conflict Message
If the driver is not listed in the Add/Remove Programs item:
During driver installation if you encounter any “file
version conflict” message, please click Yes to
choose to keep the existing (newer) version.
Windows 2000 Internet Explorer
Make sure that you download and install Internet
Explorer 5.5 or higher for Windows 2000.
1. Click Start (menu), point to Settings and click
Control Panel. Double-click System (icon)
and then click Hardware (tab) > Device Manager (button).
2. Double-click the device you wish to update/
reinstall the driver for (you may need to click
“+”).
3. Look for the Update Driver button (check the
Driver tab) and follow the on screen prompts.
What to Install 4 - 3
4
Drivers & Utilities
Feature
Windows 2000
Windows XP
page 4 - 5
page 4 - 9
Install IE 5.5 or higher
N/A
Install DirectX 8.1 or higher (download
from the Microsoft website)
N/A
USB 2.0
page 4 - 6
Make sure you have installed WinXP Service Pack 1
Audio
page 4 - 6
page 4 - 9
Video
page 4 - 6
page 4 - 10
Network (LAN)
page 4 - 6
page 4 - 10
Modem
page 4 - 7
page 4 - 10
Hot-Key
page 4 - 7
page 4 - 11
TouchPad
page 4 - 7
page 4 - 11
PC Card/PCMCIA
page 4 - 7
page 4 - 11
Chipset
Internet Explorer
4
DirectX 8.1
Wireless LAN
See install procedure (depending on your computer model) on pages 7 - 2
Bluetooth
Check Mail
PC Camera
See install procedure on pages 7 - 7 & 7 - 9
page 4 - 8
page 4 - 12
See install procedure on pages 7 - 12 & 7 - 13
Table 4 - 1 - Install Procedure
4 - 4 What to Install
Drivers & Utilities
Windows 2000 Professional
This section covers driver and utility installation instructions for Windows 2000 Professional.
New Hardware Found
If you see the message “New Hardware Found”
(Found New Hardware Wizard) during the
installation procedure (other than when outlined in
the driver install procedure), click Cancel to close
the window, and follow the installation procedure
as directed.
Chipset (Win2000)
1. Click Start (menu) > Run...
2. Navigate (Browse..) to
D:\Drivers\inf_update\infinst_autol.exe and
click OK.
3. Click Next > Yes > Next.
4. Click Finish to restart the computer.
Windows 2000 Internet Explorer 5.5
Make sure that you install Internet Explorer 5.5 (or
higher version) if you are using the Windows 2000
OS.
Windows 2000 Service Pack 3
Make sure that you install Windows 2000 Service
Pack 3 before installing all the drivers.
DirectX 8.1 (Win2000)
Go to the Microsoft website to download, and install Microsoft DirectX 8.1 or higher (Note: it is essential to install DirectX 8.1 if you want to run the
3DMark program).
Windows 2000 Professional 4 - 5
4
Drivers & Utilities
USB 2.0 (Win2000)
USB 2.0 Support In Windows 2000
4
In order to get your Hi-Speed Universal Serial Bus (USB)
2.0 ports to operate in Hi-Speed mode, you will need to
download and install the driver from the Microsoft Windows Update Web Site (go to www.microsoft.com
and the Windows Update website is listed under the
Resources heading on the main web page). The driver
is entitled “Microsoft USB Driver Version 5.1.2600.0”.
After installing the driver, and restarting the computer,
your USB devices will work at full USB 2.0 speed.
Audio (Win2000)
1. Click Start (menu) > Run...
2. Navigate (Browse..) to
D:\Drivers\Audio\Setup.exe and click OK >
Next.
3. Click Finish to restart the computer.
4. You can click the AC97 Audio Configuration
icon in the taskbar for configuration options.
4 - 6 Windows 2000 Professional
Video (Win2000)
1. Click Start (menu) > Run...
2. Navigate (Browse..) to
D:\Drivers\VGA\Setup.exe and click OK.
3. Click Next > Yes.
4. Click Finish to restart the computer.
5. See “Advanced Video Controls” on page 3 - 2
for details on adjusting the video settings.
LAN (Win2000)
1. Click Start (menu) > Run...
2. Navigate (Browse..) to
D:\Drivers\Lan\Setup.exe and click OK.
3. Click Next.
4. Click Finish.
5. The network settings can now be configured.
Drivers & Utilities
Modem (Win2000)
TouchPad (Win2000)
1. Click Start (menu) > Run...
2. Navigate (Browse..) to
D:\Drivers\Modem\Win2K\Setup.exe and
click OK.
3. Click
(button).
4. Click
.
5. The modem is ready for dial-up configuration.
1. Click Start (menu) > Run...
2. Navigate (Browse...) to
D:\Drivers\Touchpad\Win2K_XP\Setup.exe
and click OK.
3. Click Next > Next > Next.
4. Click Finish to restart your computer.
5. You may then configure your TouchPad as
outlined in “Configuring the TouchPad and
Buttons” on page 2 - 20.
Modem Country Selection
Be sure to check if the modem country selection is appropriate for you (Control Panel > Phone and Modem Options).
Hot-Key (Win2000)
1. Click Start (menu) > Run...
2. Navigate (Browse..) to D:\Drivers\APKEY\CNK001.exe and click OK.
3. Choose the language you prefer, and click OK.
4. Click Next.
5. Click Finish to restart your computer.
PC Card/PCMCIA (Win2000)
1. Click Start (menu), point to Settings and click
Control Panel. Double-click System (icon)
and then click Hardware (tab) > Device Manager (button).
2. Click Device Manager (tab), then click “+”
next to PCMCIA adapters (if its sub-items are
not shown).
3. Double-click Generic CardBus Controller,
and click the Driver (tab).
4. Click Update Driver (button) > Next.
5. When the Update Device Driver Wizard
appears, click Next (make sure that you have
Windows 2000 Professional 4 - 7
4
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4
selected “Search for a suitable driver for my
device (recommended)”) and click Next.
6. When Locate Driver Files appears, select
ONLY “Specify a location” and click Next.
7. Navigate (Browse...) to D:\Drivers\ENEPCMCIA\WIN2K.
8. Click Open > OK > Next.
9. Click Finish and close the open windows.
10.Click Yes to restart your computer.
Intel Wireless LAN (Win2000)
See install procedure in “Intel PRO 2100 Wireless
LAN Driver Installation (Win2000)” on page 7 3.
Bluetooth (Win2000)
See install procedure in “Bluetooth Driver Installation (Win2000)” on page 7 - 7.
4 - 8 Windows 2000 Professional
Check Mail (Win2000)
1. Click Start (menu) > Run...
2. Navigate (Browse..) to D:\Drivers\E-mail
LED\setup.exe and click OK.
3. To continue click OK, then click the Setup
button.
4. Click Continue > OK.
5. Click Yes to restart your computer.
6. The program will run upon startup.
7. For further details see “Check Mail Program”
on page 2 - 7.
PC Camera (Win2000)
See install procedure in “PC Camera Driver Installation (Win2000)” on page 7 - 12.
Drivers & Utilities
Windows XP
This section covers driver and utility installation instructions for Windows XP.
Windows XP Service Pack 1
Make sure that you install Windows XP Service
Pack 1 before installing all the drivers.
New Hardware Found
If you see the message “New Hardware Found”
(Found New Hardware Wizard) during the installation procedure, click Cancel to close the window,
and follow the installation procedure as directed.
Make sure you have installed Service Pack 1 for
USB 2.0 support.
Chipset (WinXP)
1. Click Start (menu) > Run...
2. Navigate (Browse..) to
D:\Drivers\inf_update\infinst_autol.exe and
click OK.
3. Click Next > Yes > Next.
4. Click Finish to restart the computer.
Audio (WinXP)
1. Click Start (menu) > Run...
2. Navigate (Browse..) to
D:\Drivers\Audio\Setup.exe and click OK >
Next.
3. Click Finish to restart the computer.
4. You can click the AC97 Audio Configuration
icon in the taskbar for configuration options.
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4
Video (WinXP)
Modem (WinXP)
1. Click Start (menu) > Run...
2. Navigate (Browse..) to
D:\Drivers\VGA\Setup.exe and click OK.
3. Click Next > Yes.
4. Click Finish to restart the computer.
5. See “Advanced Video Controls” on page 3 - 2
for details on adjusting the video settings.
1. Click Start (menu) > Run...
2. Navigate (Browse..) to
D:\Drivers\Modem\WinXP\Setup.exe and
click OK.
3. Click
(button).
4. Click
.
5. The modem is ready for dial-up configuration.
LAN (WinXP)
1. Click Start (menu) > Run...
2. Navigate (Browse..) to
D:\Drivers\Lan\Setup.exe and click OK.
3. Click Next.
4. Click Finish.
5. The network settings can now be configured.
4 - 10 Windows XP
Modem Country Selection
Be sure to check if the modem country selection is appropriate for you (Control Panel > Phone and Modem Options).
Drivers & Utilities
Hot-Key (WinXP)
1. Click Start (menu) > Run...
2. Navigate (Browse..) to D:\Drivers\APKEY\CNK001.exe and click OK.
3. Choose the language you prefer, and click OK.
4. Click Next.
5. Click Finish to restart your computer.
TouchPad (WinXP)
1. Click Start (menu) > Run...
2. Navigate (Browse...) to
D:\Drivers\Touchpad\Win2K_XP\Setup.exe
and click OK.
3. Click Next > Next > Next.
4. Click Finish to restart your computer.
5. You may then configure your TouchPad as
outlined in “Configuring the TouchPad and
Buttons” on page 2 - 20.
PC Card/PCMCIA (WinXP)
1. If you can see the My Computer icon on your
desktop (if you cannot see the My Computer
icon go to step 2) click on it once to select it,
then right-click it to make the sub-menu appear
and scroll down to Properties and click on it
(go to step 3).
2. If you cannot see the My Computer icon click
Start (menu), then point to (but don’t click just
highlight it) My Computer. Right-click it to
make the sub-menu appear and scroll down to
Properties and click on it (go to step 3).
3. Click the Hardware (tab), then click Device
Manager (button).
4. Click “+” next to PCMCIA adapters (if its
sub-items are not shown).
5. Double-click Generic Cardbus Controller
and click Driver (tab).
6. Click Update Driver (button).
7. When the Hardware Update Wizard appears,
click “Install from a list or specific location
(Advanced)” then click Next.
8. Select “Search for the best driver in these
locations.” and select ONLY “Include this
location in the search:”.
9. Navigate (Browse...) to D:\Drivers\ENEPCMCIA\WINXP and click OK > Next.
10.Click Finish and close the open windows.
11.Restart your computer.
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4
Wireless LAN (WinXP)
PC Camera (WinXP)
See install procedure in “Intel PRO 2100 Wireless
LAN Driver Installation (WinXP)” on page 7 - 5.
See install procedure in “PC Camera Driver Installation (WinXP)” on page 7 - 13.
Bluetooth (WinXP)
See install procedure in “Bluetooth Driver Installation (WinXP)” on page 7 - 9.
Check Mail (WinXP)
1. Click Start (menu) > Run...
2. Navigate (Browse..) to D:\Drivers\E-mail
LED\setup.exe and click OK.
3. To continue click OK, then click the Setup
button.
4. Click Continue > OK.
5. Click Yes to restart your computer.
6. The program will run upon startup.
7. For further details see “Check Mail Program”
on page 2 - 7.
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BIOS Utilities
Chapter 5: BIOS Utilities
Overview
This chapter is about the computer’s built-in software.
Your computer comes with built-in BIOS (Basic Input Output System)
which is an essential set of software routines stored on a chip in your computer. These routines serve to describe your computer’s hardware to your chosen
operating system, and provides an interface between the two. The BIOS includes the POST (Power On Self Test) and the SCU (System Configuration
Utility). The POST performs diagnostic procedures at startup, the SCU allows you to configure your computer.
Settings Warning
Incorrect settings can
cause your system to
malfunction. To correct
mistakes return to the
SCU, go to the Exit
menu and select the
Default Settings and
click OK.
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.
If your computer has never been set up, or you are making important changes
to the system, then you should review this chapter first and note the original
settings found in the SCU. 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.
Overview 5 - 1
5
BIOS Utilities
The POST Screen
5
1.
2.
3.
4.
BIOS information
CPU type
Memory status
Enter SCU prompt
appears only during
POST
Note: The POST screen
as pictured above is for
guideline purposes only.
The POST screen on
your computer may appear slightly different. If
you choose the Fast
Boot option you will see
an abbreviated version
of this screen.
Figure 5 - 1
POST Screen
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. As the POST proceeds, the computer will tell you if there is anything wrong. If there is a
problem which prevents the system from booting, it will display a system
summary and prompt you to run SCU.
If there are no problems, the SCU (System Configuration Utility) prompt
will disappear and the system will load the operating system. Once that starts,
you can’t get into the SCU without rebooting the computer.
1
Insyde Software MobilePro BIOS Version 1.01
Copyright 1983 - 2002 Insyde Software Corp. All Rights Reserved
H8 VERSION 04.15.03
2
1400MHz Pentium M with MMX CPU
CPU Microcode Update Rev 011h Complete
L2 Cache: 512K installed
8MB Video RAM
Insyde Software Plug-n-Play BIOS Ver 1.17.01
Base Memory
Extended Memory
Total Memory
Shared Memory
0000640 KB
0252928 KB
0253952 KB
008192 KB
3
Auto Detecting IDE Devices[Done]
Ctrl-Alt-S to Enter System Configuration Utility
5 - 2 The Power-On Self Test (POST)
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Failing the POST
Errors can be detected during the POST. There are two categories, “fatal” and
“non-fatal”.
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
• <Ctrl-Alt-S> to enter System Configuration Utility
Press F1 to see if the boot process can continue. It may work, without the correct configuration.
Press Ctrl-Alt-S simultaneously to run the SCU 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
BIOS Settings V’s OS
Settings
5
Though many options
such as power management and display
settings may be set in
the BIOS, these are
usually best set in your
OS (e.g. Windows).
Older OS’s such as
DOS etc. may still rely
entirely on the setup
information from the
BIOS.
“Plug-n-Play”
OS’s, such as the various Windows systems, may override
these settings with the
settings from the system’s Control Panel.
The System Configuration Utility
The SCU program tells the system how to configure itself and manage basic
features and subsystems (e.g. port configuration and power management). The
settings are stored in a nonvolatile battery and written to the CMOS RAM.
This means that the settings are saved even when the computer is turned off.
Entering Setup
To enter the SCU, turn on the computer and press Ctrl-Alt-S simultaneously
when you see the prompt “<Ctrl-Alt-S> to enter System Configuration Utility”. The prompt seen in Figure 5 - 1 is usually present for a few seconds after
you turn on the system. If you get a “Keyboard Error” (usually because you
pressed Ctrl-Alt-S too quickly) just press Ctrl-Alt-S again.
If the computer is already on, reboot and then hold down Ctrl-Alt-S when you
see the prompt. The SCU’s main menu will appear.
5 - 4 The System Configuration Utility
BIOS Utilities
Working with the Menu Bar
You can use the mouse to navigate around the various menus and submenus
of the SCU, or alternatively, you can use the following key combinations:
Keys
Action
Table 5 - 1
Alt
Activates the menu bar
SCU Menu
Navigation Keys
Left arrow/Right arrow → ←
Type the highlighted letters
Selects an option in the menu bar
Left mouse button
Down arrow ↓
Spacebar
Enter
Opens the pull-down menu bar
options
Right mouse button
Esc
Cancels the action
Working with the Menu Bar 5 - 5
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BIOS Utilities
Working with the Pull-Down Menu
Table 5 - 2
5
Pull-Down Menu
Keys
Once your desired menu bar item is highlighted, press Enter or left-click with
the mouse to see the pull-down menu items. The following keys allow you to
move about the pull-down menu:
Keys
Action
Down/Up arrows (↓↑)
Changes the value
Enter
Allows you to choose:
<OK> to save changes
<Cancel to ignore any changes>
5 - 6 Working with the Pull-Down Menu
BIOS Utilities
Working with Sub-Menus
Some pull-down menu options have an arrow to the right of the entry which
indicates a sub-menu is available. Choose these sub-menus by pressing Enter
and the screen will be displayed. Navigate through these screens by using the
keys in the table below:
Keys
Action
Tab
Moves from one field to another
Down/Up arrows (↓↑)
Selects an item within the field
Spacebar
Enables the specified function (a dot indicates the
function is enabled)
OK/Enter
Accepts the entries and closes the sub-menu and
saves the changes
Cancel/Esc
Rejects the entries and closes the sub-menu
SCU Screens
The screens which appear on the following
pages are intended as
a guideline.
It should be noted that
the screen on your particular computer may
appear a little differently.
Table 5 - 3
Sub Menus
(Right Arrow
Enabled)
Working with Sub-Menus 5 - 7
5
BIOS Utilities
Startup Menu
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Startup Memory Disks Components Power Exit
Figure 5 - 2
Startup Menu
5
Date
and Time
Devices
√ Fast Boot
Floppy Drive A = 1.44MB
Boot Device
Hard Drive C
= 20005MB
Display
Hard Drive D
= 0 MB
√ Enable Battery Low Beep
Hard Drive E
= 0 MB
√ Enable Power On Beep
Hard Drive F
= 0 MB
√ Display OEM logo
3IRQ 7
Serial Port 2
Boot Password
SCU Password
System
CPU Clock
Memory
Base
Extended
Shadow
Reserved
Total RAM
Cache (Ext)
= 1400MHz
=
640 KB
= 252928 KB
=
64 KB
=
320 KB
= 253952 KB
=
1024 KB
Set system date and time
Fast Boot (Startup Menu)
Enable this option to eliminate the memory test and other delays at power-up.
5 - 8 Startup Menu
BIOS Utilities
Boot Device (Startup Menu)
Specify which device your computer should look on for an operating system
by priority. The most common setting is to look for the diskette “A:” first, then
the CD-ROM Drive (CD device), and lastly the Hard Disk “C:”. In most cases your computer “boots” (starts-up from) the hard disk. There are cases where
you may want to “Boot” from a floppy disk in drive “A:” (use a USB floppy
drive), or the CD device. You may also set the computer to boot from the network.
5
Display (Startup Menu)
Enables your choice of CRT (external monitor), LCD (the computer’s display
screen), or both. These settings are best changed in your OS (see “ Display
Devices” on page 3 - 9), and may also be quickly adjusted by means of the Fn
and F6 keys (see “ Function Keys and Numeric Keypad” on page 2 - 17).
However if you want to use multiple display devices in OS’s other than Windows, you may set the options here.
Enable Battery Low Beep (Startup Menu)
Enable or disable the low battery beep if the power is getting low.
Enable Power On Beep (Startup Menu)
Enable or disable the beep when the computer “boots up”.
Startup Menu 5 - 9
BIOS Utilities
Password Warning
5
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.
5 - 10 Startup Menu
Boot and SCU Passwords (Startup Menu)
You can set the passwords for when the computer starts-up (Boot Password),
and for access to the SCU to make changes (SCU password). See the sidebar
for a warning on setting the password.
BIOS Utilities
Memory Menu
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Startup Memory Disks Components Power Exit
DevicVGA Shared Memory Hard D
Drive C
Figure 5 - 3
Memory Menu
System
= 20005MB
VGA Shared Memory
ock
= 1400MHz
VGA Shared Memory Size
5
(·)
8MB
( ) 16MB
( ) 32MB
Cancel
ed
d
ed
d
RA
AM
A
Cache (E
Ext)
E
=
640 KB
= 252928 KB
=
64 KB
=
320 KB
= 253952 KB
=
1024 KB
Press (Alt) key to activate menus, and cursor keys to navigate. Mouse left
button, spacebar, and <Enter> keys accept menu item. Mouse right button and
<Esc> key cancel current action.
VGA Shared Memory
This is the pre-allocated memory size for VGA compatibility. This is fixed
at 8MB, and can be adjusted to 16MB or 32MB. This memory is allocated
from your system memory e.g. if you computer has 128MB of memory
(RAM), then 8MB will be allocated to video leaving the system with
120MB of RAM.
Memory Menu 5 - 11
BIOS Utilities
Disks Menu
OK
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Figure 5 - 4
Disks Menu
(IDE Settings)
Jul 9, 2003 6:40:02 am
Startup Memory Disks Components Power Exit
IDE Settings Devices
System
_ Virus Alert
Hard Dri
ive C
i
= 20005M
IDE Settings
CPU Cl ck
Primary ATAPI
Primary HDD
[X] Drive Enabled
[X] Multiple Sector Mode
[X] PIO Mode
= 100
00M
MHz
M
[X] Drive Enabled
[X] PIO Mode
Memory
5
IDE UDMA-33/66/100 Function : Enable
IDE 32Bit I/O :
Enable
OK
Base
Extended
Shadow
CancelReserved
Total RAM
Cache (Ext)
=
640 KB
6
= 121
1856KB
=
64 KB
=
320 KB
3
= 122
2880KB
=
512 KB
Press (Alt) key to activate menus, and cursor keys to navigate. Mouse left
button, spacebar, and <Enter> keys accept menu item. Mouse right button and
<Esc> key cancel current action.
IDE Settings (Disks Menu)
You can use this menu to set the options for your hard disk and CD device.
Only make changes if you are sure of what you are doing.
Virus Alerts (Disks Menu)
Enable this option to receive a warning if the area of the hard disk containing
information on how to start up the computer is having information written to
it. This can help warn you if viruses are attempting to affect this area. This is
not a substitute for proper virus protection supplied by updated anti-virus software, merely an extra safeguard (see “Viruses” on page 8 - 4).
5 - 12 Disks Menu
BIOS Utilities
Components Menu
Insyde Software SCU For Intel chipset
Startup Memory Disks Components
Devices
Hard Drive C
Figure 5 - 5
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Components Menu
Power Exit
√ Keyboard Numlock
Keyboard Repeat
_ Enable Padlock
= 20
0Keyboard
0
Repeat
System
CPU Clock
= 1400MHz
5
Memory
Base
Extended
Shadow
Reserved
Total RAM
Cache (Ext)
=
640 KB
= 252928 KB
=
64 KB
=
320 KB
= 253952 KB
=
1024 KB
Press (Alt) key to activate menus, and cursor keys to navigate. Mouse left
button, spacebar, and <Enter> keys accept menu item. Mouse right button and
<Esc> key cancel current action.
Keyboard Numlock (Components Menu)]
Enable this mode to start the computer up with Number Lock enabled.
Keyboard Repeat (Components Menu)
Change the keyboard repeat rate and key delay from this menu.
Components Menu 5 - 13
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5
Enable Padlock (Components Menu)
Activate Enable Padlock to be able to type the numbers from the numeric keypad without having to hold down the Fn key. You must have Number Lock
activated to be able to use this feature. Once Number Lock is activated, press
the Fn and Num Lock keys simultaneously to enable the Padlock mode (see
“Numeric Keypad” on page 2 - 18). When Padlock mode is enabled, and you
press the yellow typeface numeric keys, you will be able to type numbers directly without holding down the Fn key (holding Fn and pressing a key on the
numeric keypad will type a letter in this mode). To disable Padlock mode
press the Fn and Num Lock keys again.
5 - 14 Components Menu
BIOS Utilities
Power Menu
Insyde Software SCU For Intel chipset
Startup Memory Disks Components Power
Devices
Hard Drive C
Jul 9, 2003 6:40:02 am
Figure 5 - 6
Power Menu
Exit
_ Low
_ Medium
Power SavingSaving
System
Power Saving
Power Saving
√ Customize
= 30007 M
MB_ High
CPU Clock
= 600 MHz
CPU SpeedStep Controls
√ Turn on power for wireless devices and camera
5
Memory
M
Base
Extended
Shadow
Reserved
Total RAM
Cache (Ext)
=
640 KB
= 252928 KB
=
64 KB
=
320 KB
= 253952 KB
=
1024 KB
Enable the power to wireless devices and camera. If not in use, please turn
off the power to these devices for power saving.
Power Menu
This menu allows you to set power saving options for systems other than Windows. If you are using a Windows OS, then the power saving options are best
set there (“Power Management Features” on page 3 - 17).
Power Menu 5 - 15
BIOS Utilities
Low/Medium/High/Customize Power Saving (Power Menu)
You may choose to set power saving options for Low, Medium or High power
savings in this menu, or alternatively you may Customize the settings to
change the time until the hard disk goes in to standby.
Customize (Power Menu)
You may change the interval for the hard disk to go into Standby mode (this
is best set in your OS).
5
Turn on power for wireless devices and camera (Power Menu)
You may choose to enable/disable power for the wireless devices and camera
from this menu option.
5 - 16 Power Menu
BIOS Utilities
Exit Menu
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Startup Memory Disks Components Power Exit
Devices
Hard Drive C
= 30007 MB
System
Save and Exit
Exit (No Save)
CPU Clock
Default Settings
Restore Settings
000MHz
= 10
Figure 5 - 7
Exit Menu
Memory
Base
Extended
Shadow
Reserved
Total RAM
Cache (Ext)
=
640 KB
= 252928 KB
=
64 KB
=
320 KB
= 253952 KB
=
1024 KB
Save current settings and return to previous work
Save and Exit (Exit Menu)
This option allows you to exit the SCU and save the changes you have made.
Exit Menu 5 - 17
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BIOS Utilities
Exit (No Save) - (Exit Menu)
This option allows you to exit the SCU without saving any changes made.
Default Settings (Exit Menu)
This option allows you to reset the SCU settings to the original defaults before
any changes were made to the system.
5
Restore Settings (Exit Menu)
This option will allow you to restore the SCU settings to the last changes you
had made.
5 - 18 Exit Menu
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:
• Replacing the Battery
• Replacing the HDD
• Upgrading the System Memory
• Replacing the CD Device
Please make sure that you review each procedure before you perform it.
Overview 6 - 1
6
Upgrading The Computer
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.
6 - 2 Overview
When Not to Upgrade
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).
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.
Battery Removal Process
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn the computer off, and turn it over.
Locate the battery bay at point 1 .
Slide the battery lock 2 in the direction of the arrow (towards the unlock
symbol
), and hold it in place.
Slide the battery 3 out of the computer’s battery bay.
Warranty Warning
Please check with your
service representative
before undertaking any
upgrade procedures to
find out if this will VOID
your warranty.
Figure 6 - 1
Battery Removal
1
2
3
Removing the Battery 6 - 3
6
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 CDROMs 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" IDE hard disk
drives with a height of 9.5mm (h) (see “Storage” on page A - 2). Follow your
operating system’s installation instructions, and install all necessary drivers
and utilities (as outlined in “What to Install” on page 4 - 2), when setting up
a new hard disk.
6 - 4 Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive
Upgrading The Computer
Hard Disk Upgrade Process
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn off the computer, and turn it over and remove the battery.
Locate the hard disk and memory (RAM) bay cover 1 .
Remove screws 2 - 7 from the bay cover.
Remove the bay cover 8 .
2
4
3
Figure 6 - 2
5
6
HDD/RAM Cover
Removal
7
6
1
8
Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive 6 - 5
Upgrading The Computer
Wireless LAN Module
6
Use a small flathead
screwdriver to gently
pry the WLAN antenna
1 away from the
WLAN module. You
can leave the WLAN
module attached to the
Mini-PCI board.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Carefully disconnect the Wireless LAN antenna cable 1 .
Slide the hard disk assembly in the direction of the arrow 2 .
Carefully lift the hard disk assembly up out off the computer (the cables 3
& 4 will be released as you lift out the hard disk and Mini-PCI board).
Remove screws 5 - 8 in order to separate the Mini-PCI board from the
hard disk 9 .
Reverse the process to install a new hard disk (pay careful attention to the
orientation of the disk in the case).
Alternatively you can
remove the WLAN
module by releasing
the pins at the side of
module. The module
will pop-up, and you
can remove it. Don’t
forget to re attach the
three cables .
Figure 6 - 3
HDD Assembly
Removal
6 - 6 Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive
3
5
6
8
7
2
1
4
9
Upgrading The Computer
Upgrading the System Memory (RAM)
The computer has two memory sockets for 200 pin Small Outline Dual In-line
(SO-DIMM) - DDR 200/266 MHz - type memory modules. The main memory can be expanded up to 1024MB. The SO-DIMMs supported are 128MB,
256MB, and 512MB in size, and the total memory size is automatically detected by the POST routine once you turn on your computer.
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Upgrading the System Memory (RAM) 6 - 7
Upgrading The Computer
Contact Warning
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Be careful not to touch
the metal pins on the
module’s connecting
edge. Even the cleanest hands have oils
which can attract particles, and degrade the
module’s
performance.
Memory (RAM) Upgrade Process
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn off the computer, and turn it over and remove the battery.
Locate the hard disk and memory (RAM) bay cover 1 .
Remove screws 2 - 7 from the bay cover.
Remove the bay cover 8 .
2
4
3
7
1
Figure 6 - 4
HDD/RAM Cover
Removal
8
6 - 8 Upgrading the System Memory (RAM)
5
6
Upgrading The Computer
5.
Gently pull the two release latches ( 1 & 2 in Figure 6 - 5) on the sides
of the memory socket toward the sides of the computer.
Figure 6 - 5
1
2
1
2
Memory Module
Release
6
6.
The RAM module 3 will pop-up, and you can remove it.
Figure 6 - 6
Memory Removal
3
7.
3
Pull the latches to release the second module if necessary.
Upgrading the System Memory (RAM) 6 - 9
Upgrading The Computer
8.
Insert a new module holding it at about a 30° angle and fit the connectors
firmly into the memory slot.
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.
10. Press the module in and down towards the mainboard until the slot levers
click into place to secure the module.
11. Replace the memory socket cover and the 6 screws (see Figure 6 - 4).
12. Restart the computer to allow the BIOS will register the new memory
configuration as it starts up.
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6 - 10 Upgrading the System Memory (RAM)
Upgrading The Computer
Upgrading the CD Device
The easy changeable CD device may be upgraded or changed.
CD Device Upgrade Process
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn off the computer, and turn it over and remove the battery.
Remove the screw at point 1 .
Remove CD Device screw cover 2 .
Apply pressure at point 3 to push the CD Device 4 out of the computer.
Reverse the process to install the new device.
Figure 6 - 7
1
CD Device Removal
Procedure
2
4
3
Upgrading the CD Device 6 - 11
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Upgrading The Computer
Warranty
6
The CPU is not a user
serviceable
part.
Opening this compartment, or accessing the
CPU in any way, may
violate your warranty.
Unauthorized tampering with the HDD may
also violate your warranty.
6 - 12
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.
Wireless & PC Camera Modules
Chapter 7: Wireless & PC Camera
Modules
Overview
This chapter contains the information on the wireless and PC camera modules which may come with your computer, depending on the configuration
purchased. If you are unsure please contact your service representative.
The chapter includes information on the following:
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• Intel PRO Wireless LAN 2100 PCI Module (standard module)
• The Bluetooth Module (optional feature)
• The PC Camera (optional feature)
Overview 7 - 1
Wireless & PC Camera Modules
Wireless Device
Operation Aboard
Aircraft
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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. When your
computer ‘Boots Up’
the modules will be
ON.
Intel PRO 2100 Mini PCI Wireless LAN
Module
The Intel PRO 2100 Mini PCI Wireless LAN module is supplied as a standard
feature for your computer.
Before installing the Intel PRO 2100 Mini PCI Wireless LAN driver, make
sure that the Wireless LAN module is on (the
LED will be green). Use the
Module ON/OFF Button (see “Module ON/OFF Button” on page 1 - 10) to
toggle power to the Wireless LAN module (make sure you install the drivers in the order indicated in Table 4 - 1 “- Install Procedure” on page 4-4).
To get help on the network settings you can view the User Guides by inserting
the Intel PRO CD-ROM and clicking Wireless LAN Adapters (button) >
View User Guides (button).
7 - 2 Intel PRO 2100 Mini PCI Wireless LAN Module
Wireless & PC Camera Modules
Intel PRO 2100 Wireless LAN Driver Installation (Win2000)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
Insert the Intel PRO CD-ROM into the CD drive.
Click Wireless LAN Adapters (button).
Click Install Software (button).
Click Next.
Click the button to accept the license and click Next > Next > Install >
Finish.
Click Start (menu), point to Settings and click Control Panel. Doubleclick System (icon) and then click Hardware (tab) > Device Manager
(button).
Click Device Manager (tab), then click “+” next to Other Devices (if its
sub-items are not shown).
Double-click Network Controller, and click the Reinstall Driver (button).
When the Update Device Driver Wizard appears, click Next (make sure
that you have selected “Search for a suitable driver for my device
(recommended)”) and click Next.
When Locate Driver Files appears, select ONLY “Specify a location”
and click Next.
Navigate (Browse...) to D:\ProW2100\PROW7100\WIN2K.
Click Open > OK > Next.
Input your network name and click Next, then select your network settings and click Next.
Click Finish and close the open windows.
You can now install the Administration Tools (see overleaf).
Intel PRO 2100 Mini PCI Wireless LAN Module 7 - 3
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Wireless & PC Camera Modules
Windows 2000
Internet Explorer 5.5
Make sure that you install Internet Explorer
5.5 (or higher version) if you are using
the Windows 2000
OS.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Insert the Intel PRO CD-ROM into the CD drive.
Click Wireless LAN Adapters (button).
Click Install Administration Tools (button).
Click Next.
Click the button to accept the license and click Next > Next > Install >
Finish.
6. You can configure the settings by going to the Start menu and pointing
to Programs and clicking Intel Network Adapters, then clicking either
the Intel (R) PROset icon, or the options under the Access Point
Administration Tools.
You can view the User Guides by inserting the Intel PRO CD-ROM and clicking Wireless LAN Adapters (button) > View User Guides (button).
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Figure 7 - 1
View User Guides
7 - 4 Intel PRO 2100 Mini PCI Wireless LAN Module
Wireless & PC Camera Modules
Intel PRO 2100 Wireless LAN Driver Installation (WinXP)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
Insert the Intel PRO CD-ROM into the CD drive.
Click Wireless LAN Adapters (button).
Click Install Software (button).
Click Next.
Click the button to accept the license and click Next > Next > Install >
Finish.
If you can see the My Computer icon on your desktop (if you cannot see
the My Computer icon go to step 7) click on it once to select it, then
right-click it to make the sub-menu appear and scroll down to Properties
and click on it (go to step 8).
If you cannot see the My Computer icon click Start (menu), then point
to (but don’t click just highlight it) My Computer. Right-click it to make
the sub-menu appear and scroll down to Properties and click on it (go to
step 3).
Click the Hardware (tab), then click Device Manager (button).
Click “+” next to Other Devices (if its sub-items are not shown).
Double-click Network Controller and click Reinstall Driver (button).
When the Hardware Update Wizard appears, click “Install from a list
or specific location (Advanced)” then click Next.
Select “Search for the best driver in these locations.” and select
ONLY “Include this location in the search:”.
Navigate (Browse...) to D:\ProW2100\PROW7100\WINXP and click
OK > Next.
Click Finish and close the open windows.
You can now install the Administration Tools (see overleaf).
Intel PRO 2100 Mini PCI Wireless LAN Module 7 - 5
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Wireless & PC Camera Modules
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Insert the Intel PRO CD-ROM into the CD drive.
Click Wireless LAN Adapters (button).
Click Install Administration Tools (button).
Click Next.
Click the button to accept the license and click Next > Next > Install >
Finish.
6. You can configure the settings by going to the Start menu and pointing
to Programs/All Programs and clicking Intel Network Adapters, then
clicking either the Intel (R) PROset icon, or the options under the
Access Point Administration Tools.
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You can view the User Guides by inserting the Intel PRO CD-ROM and clicking Wireless LAN Adapters (button) > View User Guides (button).
Figure 7 - 2
View User Guides
7 - 6 Intel PRO 2100 Mini PCI Wireless LAN Module
Wireless & PC Camera Modules
Bluetooth Module
Before installing the Bluetooth driver, make sure that the optional Bluetooth
module is on (the
LED will be green). Use the Module ON/OFF Button
(see “Module ON/OFF Button” on page 1 - 10) to toggle power to the Bluetooth module (if the Found New Hardware Wizard appears, click Cancel).
Make sure you install the drivers in the order indicated in Table 4 - 1 - Install Procedure’ on page 4-4.
Bluetooth Driver Installation (Win2000)
1. Insert the Bluetooth CD-ROM into the CD drive.
2. The program will run automatically.
3. If the Found New Hardware Wizard appears, click Cancel, and click OK
if you see Unsafe Removal of Device.
4. Click Start (menu) > Run...
5. Navigate (Browse...) to the top level of the CD D:\ and click OK.
6. Click Install Drivers and Application Software and click Next.
7. Click the button to accept the license agreement, then click Next.
8. Click Next > Install (click OK if asked if you want to continue).
9. Click Finish > Yes to restart the computer.
10. You can configure the settings in the Bluetooth Configuration control
panel (Start menu and point to Settings and click Control Panel then
double-click the Bluetooth Configuration icon).
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. When your
computer ‘Boots Up’
the modules will be
ON.
The Bluetooth Manual (in .html format) is on the Bluetooth CD-ROM in the
Userguide folder (insert the Bluetooth CD-ROM and click Browse this CD).
Bluetooth Module 7 - 7
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Wireless & PC Camera Modules
Bluetooth Driver Audio Setup (Win2000)
After installing the Bluetooth driver in Windows 2000 you may no longer hear
any sound, nor see the Volume icon in the taskbar. If this is the case then follow this procedure:
1.
2.
3.
4.
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5.
7 - 8 Bluetooth Module
Go to the Sounds & Multimedia Control Panel (Start Menu and point to
Settings and click Control Panel then double-click the Sounds & Multimedia icon).
Click the Audio tab.
In the Sound Playback and Sound Recording menus choose Realtek
AC97 Audio.
Click the Sounds tab and make sure that the tickbox to “Show volume
control on the taskbar” is ticked.
Click OK.
Wireless & PC Camera Modules
Bluetooth Driver Installation (WinXP)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Insert the Bluetooth CD-ROM into the CD drive.
The program will run automatically.
Click Install Drivers and Application Software and click Next.
Click the button to accept the license agreement, then click Next.
Click Next > Install (click OK if asked if you want to continue).
When the Found New Hardware Wizard appears select “Install from a
list or specific location (Advanced)” then click Next.
7. Select “Search for the best driver in these locations.” and select
ONLY “Include this location in the search:”.
8. Navigate (Browse...) to the top level of the CD D:\ and click OK > Next
> Finish (click Continue Anyway if asked if you want to continue),
then restart the computer.
9. You can configure the settings in the Bluetooth Configuration control
panel (Start menu and point to Settings and click Control Panel then
double-click the Bluetooth Configuration icon).
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The Bluetooth Manual (in .html format) is on the Bluetooth CD-ROM in the
Userguide folder (insert the Bluetooth CD-ROM and click Browse this CD).
Bluetooth Module 7 - 9
Wireless & PC Camera Modules
Bluetooth Control Panel Options
You may need to change some control panel options after installing the Bluetooth driver:
Audio
1.
2.
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Go to the Start menu and point to Settings (or just click Control Panel) and
click Control Panel, then double-click the Sounds & Audio Devices/
Sounds & Multimedia icon (Category View > Speech, and Audio
Devices).
Click Audio (tab) and make sure that the “Default device:” is Realtek
AC97 Audio.
Hyper Terminal
1.
2.
Go to Start menu and click Programs/All Programs, then point to Accessories > Communications > HyperTerminal.
Double-Click your connection, and make sure you have selected “Connect
Using:” Smart Link 56K Voice Modem.
FAX (WinXP)
1.
2.
3.
4.
7 - 10 Bluetooth Module
Go to the Start menu and point to Settings (or just click Control Panel) and
click Control Panel, then double-click the Printers and Faxes icon (Category View > Printers and Other Hardware).
Double-click your fax icon to bring up the Fax Console.
Click the Tools menu and scroll down to “Configure Fax...”.
Click Next > Next and make sure that the fax device is the Smart Link 56K
Voice Modem.
Wireless & PC Camera Modules
FAX (Win2000)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Go to the Start menu and point to Settings and click Control Panel, then
double-click the Fax icon.
Click Advanced Options (tab) and click the Open Fax Service
Management Console (button).
Click Devices in the Tree window on the left.
The fax devices will be displayed in the right window, with the device with
the highest priority displayed at the top.
Select the Smart Link 56K Voice Modem and use the arrows to move it to
the top of the priority list, then close the windows.
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Bluetooth Module 7 - 11
Wireless & PC Camera Modules
PC Camera
If you have purchased the optional PC camera you will need to install the device driver for it as indicated on the following pages (make sure you install
the drivers in the order indicated in Table 4 - 1 - Install Procedure’ on
page 4-4). Use the Module ON/OFF Button (see “Module ON/OFF Button”
on page 1 - 10) to toggle power to the PC Camera module.
After installing the driver you can run the application software by going to the
Camtel USB PC Camera item in the Start > Programs/All Programs menu
and selecting the AMCAP program.
PC Camera Driver Installation (Win2000)
1. Click Start (menu) > Run...
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2. Navigate (Browse..) to D:\Drivers\Camera\WIN2K\SETUP.exe and
click OK.
3. Click Next (click Yes if asked if you want to continue at any time).
4. Click Finish and restart the computer.
5. After restart the computer will find the new hardware for you (click Yes
if asked if you want to continue at any time).
6. To run the application software go to the Camtel USB PC Camera item
in the Start > Programs/All Programs menu, and select the AMCAP
program.
7 - 12 PC Camera
Wireless & PC Camera Modules
PC Camera Driver Installation (WinXP)
1. Click Start (menu) > Run...
2. Navigate (Browse..) to D:\Drivers\Camera\WINXP\SETUP.exe and
click OK.
3. Click Next (click Continue Anyway if asked if you want to continue at
any time).
4. Click Finish to restart the computer.
5. After restart allow some time for the computer to bring up the Found
New Hardware Wizard (or click the message in the taskbar).
6. Click “Install from a list or specific location (Advanced)” then click
Next.
7. Select “Search for the best driver in these locations.” and select
ONLY “Include this location in the search:”.
8. Navigate (Browse...) to D:\Drivers\Camera\WINXP and click OK >
Next > Finish (click Continue Anyway if asked if you want to continue).
9. To run the application software go to the Camtel USB PC Camera item
in the Start > Programs/All Programs menu, and select the AMCAP
program.
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PC Camera 7 - 13
Wireless & PC Camera Modules
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.
(WinXP)
1.
2.
3.
4.
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5.
6.
Go to the Start menu and point to Settings (or just click Control Panel) and
click Control Panel, then double-click the Sounds & Audio Devices icon
(Category View > Speech, and Audio Devices).
Click Advanced in the Volume tab.
Click Options (Volume Control) and scroll down and click Properties.
Click Recording (Adjust volume for) and click Microphone (check box),
then click OK.
Make sure the Select (check box) in the Recording Control panel, under
the Microphone section, is checked (boost the volume as high as it will go).
Close the open windows.
(Win2000)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
7 - 14 PC Camera
Go to the Start menu and point to Settings and click Control Panel then
double-click the Sounds and Multimedia icon.
Click Audio (tab) and click Volume (button) in the Sound Recording menu.
Select Advanced Controls from the Options menu.
Make sure the Select (check box) in the Microphone section is checked,
and boost the volume as high as it will go.
Close the windows.
Wireless & PC Camera Modules
Figure 7 - 3
Audio Setup
(Windows XP)
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PC Camera 7 - 15
Wireless & PC Camera Modules
Pre-Allocating File
Space
You may pre-allocate
the file size for the capture file in the AMCAP
program. You can
choose to ignore this
by clicking Cancel.
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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.
You may find it helpful
to defragment the HDD
before capture.
7 - 16 PC Camera
AMCAP
AMCAP is a video viewer useful for general purpose video viewing and testing, and can capture video files to .avi format.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Run the AMCAP program from the Start > Programs/All Programs >
Camtel USB PC Camera 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 make sure
that the Capture Audio option is ticked) and select Start Capture.
On the first run of the program (if you have not set the captured file) you will
be asked to choose a file name and size (see the sidebar - Pre-Allocating
File Space) for the captured file. Click Start Capture again.
Click OK to start capturing the video, and press Esc to stop the capture.
If you wish to, you may go to the File menu and select Save Captured
Video As..., choose a file name and location, then click Open (you can view
the file using the Windows Media Player).
Set Capture File
In AMCAP program you will only be asked to set the capture file name on the
first run of the program. When you run the program the next time the file will
automatically be overwritten with the newly captured file. To avoid overwriting files you can go to the Set Capture File.. option in the File menu, and set
the file name and location before capture. Set the name and location then click
Open (you can choose Cancel to ignore the file size if prompted).
Wireless & PC Camera Modules
Eliminating Screen Flicker
If you find that the video screen in the AMCAP program is flickering, you can
try to adjust the option from the Video Capture Filter options.
1.
2.
3.
Run the AMCAP program from the Start > Programs/All Programs >
Camtel USB PC Camera menu.
Go to Options and scroll down to select “Video Capture Filter...”.
You can choose either 50Hz or 60Hz from the No Flicker box.
Figure 7 - 4
Camera Controls
PC Camera 7 - 17
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Wireless & PC Camera Modules
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7 - 18
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
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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 Indicators (see “LED
Power & Communication Indicators” on page 2 - 6) 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 Standby mode by pressing the
keys configured in your Power Management/Power Options (see “Conserving Power (System)”
on page 3 - 20), or by pressing the Fn + Esc key combination, to wake-up the system.
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• Brightness - Check the brightness of the screen by pressing the Fn + F9 and F10 keys to adjust
the brightness (see “Advanced Video Controls” on page 3 - 2).
• Display Choice - Press Fn + F6 to make sure the system is not set to “external only” display (see
“Switching/Enabling Displays (Keyboard)” on page 3 - 9).
• Boot Drive - Make sure there are no floppy disks in the drive (if you have one connected) when
you start up your machine (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 Startup password for the SCU (see “Startup Menu” on page 5 8).
• 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 e-mail 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 “Boot Floppy Disk” or “Bootable CD-ROM” (this disk 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
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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
Power
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
, is blinking
orange.
Low Battery. Plug in the AC power source. If the computer doesn’t start up immediately,
turn it off then on again.
The system has power
but no picture appears.
The sleep/resume key combination, Fn + Esc, or other configured key combination, has
been toggled. Press Fn + Esc, or other configured key combination. Wait a few moments
before trying this control again.
You are losing battery
power too quickly.
The system is using too much power. If your OS has a Power Options scheme (see
“Conserving Power (Individual Components)” on page 3 - 19) check its settings. You
may also be using a PC Card device that is drawing a lot of power.
The computer feels too
hot.
Make sure the computer is properly ventilated and the fan port is 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 vents aren’t blocked and the computer isn’t sitting on a thermal surface (see
“Overheating” on page 1 - 16). Make sure you’re using the correct adapter.
The battery pack will not
charge.
The battery pack is exposed to an excessively hot or cold environment. Place the battery
in a suitable environment and after it returns to normal temperature try again. The battery
may be bad and may need to be replaced, contact your service center for more details.
Power 8 - 7
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Troubleshooting
Problem
8
Possible Cause - Solution
The battery pack will not
charge and the charge
indicator light is off.
The battery is already fully charged and the indicator light is broken.
A beeping sound is heard
and the low-battery
indicator is on.
The battery power is nearly used up. Connect the AC adapter to your computer.
A beep isn’t heard when
the low-battery indicator
turns on, or the gauge
indicates power is less
than 10%.
The battery power is nearly used up and the volume control may be turned down. Adjust
the volume control and connect the computer with the AC adapter.
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 “Battery Information”
on page 3 - 23).
Power Options have been disabled. Go to the Control Panel in Windows and re-enable
the options.
A peripheral device or PC Card is consuming a lot of power. Turn off the unused device to
save power.
8 - 8 Power
Troubleshooting
Display
Problem
Nothing appears on
screen.
Possible Cause - Solution
The system is in a power saving mode. Toggle the sleep/resume key combination, Fn +
Esc (see “Function Keys and Numeric Keypad” on page 2 - 17).
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The screen controls need to be adjusted. Toggle the screen control key combinations Fn +
F9/F10 (see “Opening the LCD” on page 3 - 2). 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.
The computer is set for a different display. Toggle the screen display key combination, Fn
+ F6 (see “Switching/Enabling Displays (Keyboard)” on page 3 - 9). If an external
monitor is connected, turn it on.
The screen saver is activated. Press any key or touch the TouchPad.
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Display 8 - 9
Troubleshooting
Problem
The screen is flickering,
or the images aren’t
clear.
Possible Cause - Solution
The vertical refresh rate is insufficient on your external monitor. Avoid using the
Simultaneous display mode. Use LCD only or CRT only. Switch to a lower resolution and/
or fewer colors, and adjust the refresh frequency in the display controls (see “Vertical
Refresh Rate” on page 3 - 10).
The viewing angle of the LCD is bad. Adjust the position of the LCD. LCD’s are designed
to be viewed “straight on”. If the angle is wrong, you may see glare from the screen’s
backlight.
The screen is dirty. Clean the screen using a soft, clean dry cloth. Many cleaning solutions
can damage the LCD surface so you should follow the precautions outlined in the Preface.
Try to avoid touching the screen itself. Even the cleanest hands can leave oils which
attract contaminants.
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No image appears on the
external monitor I have
plugged in and powered
on.
8 - 10 Display
You haven’t used the key combination to switch the display options. Press the Fn + F6 key
combination to toggle through the options.
You haven’t installed the video driver and configured it appropriately from the Control
Panel. See “What to Install” on page 4 - 2 for instructions on installing the driver, and
see “Making Adjustments for the Display” on page 3 - 4 for instructions on configuring
the video driver.
Troubleshooting
Hard Disk & Boot Password
Problem
The computer takes
longer during Startup.
Possible Cause - Solution
Data saved on the hard disk drive may be lost or damaged. Operate the scan disk or disk
defragmenter to check for any lost or damaged data.
The computer is waking up from the Hibernate mode.
Problem
You forget the boot
password.
Possible Cause - Solution
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.
Hard Disk & Boot Password 8 - 11
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Troubleshooting
Audio & CD Device
Problem
The sound cannot be
heard or the volume is
very low.
Possible Cause - Solution
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 + F11 and F12 (see “Function
Keys and Numeric Keypad” on page 2 - 17) to adjust.
The headphone is plugged into the wrong jack. It should be plugged into the headphoneout jack (see “Headphone-Out Jack” on page 1 - 14).
Problem
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Possible Cause - Solution
The compact disc cannot
be read.
The compact disc is dirty. Clean it with a CD-ROM cleaner kit.
The compact disc tray
will not open when there
is a disc in the tray.
The compact disc is not correctly placed in the tray. Gently try to remove the disc using the
eject hole (see “Loading Discs” on page 2 - 11).
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 - 13.
8 - 12 Audio & CD Device
Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause - Solution
A music compact disc
can be read while a data
disc can not.
There may be a problem with the disc hardware or software. Refer to your operating
system manual for more information on the software and make sure you have the correct
software installed for running video compact discs. If the proper software is installed and a
problem still exists, contact your service center about a possible hardware problem.
All compact discs cannot
be read.
The Windows system does not recognize the CD-ROM drive, or the CD-ROM drive is not
compatible with other devices. Make sure you have the CD-ROM drive properly installed
and configured.
The CD-ROM drive is dirty. Clean it with a CD-ROM cleaner kit.
There may be a problem with the disc hardware or software. If the correct software is
properly installed, contact your service center about a hardware problem.
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Media Warning
When manually ejecting a CD/DVD, DO NOT use a sharpened pencil or similar object which may break, and become lodged in
the hole.
Audio & CD Device 8 - 13
Troubleshooting
PC Card
Problem
The system cannot
recognize the PC Card.
Possible Cause - Solution
The PC Card is not inserted into the socket or inserted incorrectly. Remove the card and
re-insert it aligning the PC Card with the slot. Push the card in until it locks into place.
The PC Card or card driver is not compatible with the computer. Check “PC Card” on
page A - 2 to check the compatibility of the card.
The PC Card driver is not installed. Install the driver (see “What to Install” on page 4 - 2).
The system cannot access the card after it is installed. Please read the documentation
which comes with any new external device. Make sure you install any drivers, if they are
supplied with it, as this will allow you to access any extra functions which come with the
device.
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8 - 14 PC Card
Troubleshooting
Keyboard and Mouse
Problem
Possible Cause - Solution
Unwelcome numbers
appear when typing.
If the LED
is lit, then Num Lock is turned ON. Check that Padlock mode is not enabled
(see “Numeric Keypad” on page 2 - 18).
I have installed a new
external keyboard or
mouse but cannot use all
of the listed functions.
You have not installed the driver to enable any extra functions. Make sure you read the
documentation which comes with any new external device, and make sure you install the
driver for it as this will allow you to access any extra functions which come with your
device.
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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.
Keyboard and Mouse 8 - 15
Troubleshooting
Printer
Problem
The printer cannot be
added to the system or
will not work.
Possible Cause - Solution
The printer is not turned on, is not correctly connected to the computer, or has an internal
problem. Make sure the printer is on. Check all connections and cables and then try to
reinstall the driver. You may refer to the printer’s manual for instructions on printing a “selftest” page (a “self-test” page will print regardless of computer connections and is a means
of ensuring that the printer is actually working).
There is no paper in the printer, or the paper is incorrect for the settings designated in your
software. Put more paper in the printer (also fan the paper to make sure it doesn’t stick
together and cause a paper jam) and check the paper size matches your software’s “print”
settings.
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The printer driver is not installed or is configured incorrectly. Check that the printer is
properly installed and configured (correct port etc.). Also check that you have installed the
latest driver compatible with your OS (updated drivers are usually available for download
from the printer manufacturer’s website).
The printer is a network printer and it is not properly connected to the network. All
networks are configured differently so please check with your network administrator to
get the correct setup.
8 - 16 Printer
Troubleshooting
Operation
Problem
The system freezes or
the screen goes dark.
Possible Cause - Solution
The system’s power saving features have timed-out. Use the AC adapter, press the sleep
(Fn + Esc) key combination, or press the power button if no LEDs are lit.
A software conflict made the system “crash”. Consult your OS manual. As a last resort,
since you will lose any unsaved data, try to reboot the system or if that doesn’t work, turn
the computer off and on again.
The system never goes
into Hibernate mode.
Make sure you have enabled Hibernate in the Power Options control panel in your OS
(see “Hibernate” on page 3 - 21).
The system does not go
into a power saving
mode when the battery is
low.
No power saving options are enabled. Use one of the Power Options presets.
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Operation 8 - 17
Troubleshooting
Modules
Problem
Possible Cause - Solution
The Wireless LAN/
Bluetooth/PC Camera
modules cannot be
detected.
The modules are off. Check the LED indicator
to see if the modules are on or off (see
“LED Status Indicators” on page 2 - 5). If the LED indicator is off, then press the Module
On/Off button in order to enable the modules (see “Intel PRO 2100 Mini PCI Wireless
LAN Module” on page 7 - 2, “Bluetooth Module” on page 7 - 7 and/or “PC Camera”
on page 7 - 12).
The Wireless LAN/
Bluetooth/PC Camera
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 “Intel PRO 2100 Mini PCI Wireless LAN Module”
on page 7 - 2, “Bluetooth Module” on page 7 - 7 and/or “PC Camera” on page 7 - 12).
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8 - 18 Modules
Appendix A: Specifications
Processor Options
Security
• Mobile Intel Pentium® M - (478-pin) MicroFCPGA Package
• Security (Kensington® Type) Lock Slot
• BIOS Password
(µ0.13) 0.13 Micron Process Technology, 1MB
On-die L2 Cache & 400MHz PSB - 1.3/ 1.4/ 1.5/
1.6/ 1.7 GHz
Core Logic
• Intel 855GM + ICH4-M
Structure
• PC2001 Compliant
• PCI 2.2 Compliant
• ACPI 2.0 Compliant
Memory
• Two 200-pin SODIMM Sockets, supporting 200/
266 MHz DDR Modules
• Memory Expandable up to 1GB (128/ 256/ 512
MB DDR Modules)
BIOS
• One 512KB Flash ROM
• Insyde BIOS, Plug and Play (1.0a)
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LCD
• 15.4" WXGA Flat Panel TFT
16:10 Aspect Ratio
1280 * 800 WXGA Resolution
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Display
Storage
•
•
•
•
•
• One Changeable 12.7mm(h) Optical Drive
• Easy Changeable 2.5" 9.5 mm (h) HDD
Supports Master Mode IDE
Supports LBA Mode
Supports PIO Mode 4
ATA-33/66/100
Dynamic Video Memory Technology
128 bit 2D/3D Graphics Engine
Motion Compensation for DVD Accelerator
Fully DirectX 7/8 Compliant Graphics Engine
Supports VESA DDCI, DDC2B and DDC 3.0
Specifications
PC Card
• One Type-II PCMCIA 3.3V/5V Socket
Video Memory
The system allocates or “shares” a portion of system
memory for video use. “Shared” memory is user-configurable via the SCU. The default setting is set to
8MB (see “VGA Shared Memory” on page 5 - 11).
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Audio
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
AC’97 2.2 Compliant
Advanced Wavetable Synthesizer
DirectSound™ 3D Accelerator
Full-Duplex
S/PDIF Digital Output
Built-In Microphone
5 Built-In Speakers
Keyboard
Communication
• A4 Size Win 95 Keyboard
• Built-In TouchPad with Scrolling Function
• 56K Plug & Play Fax/Modem V.90/92 Compliant
• 10M/ 100M (Max) Fast Ethernet (IEEE 802.3
and 802.3u Standard Compliant)
• PC Camera with USB Interface (Optional)
• Intel PRO Wireless LAN 2100 (802.11b) Module with PCI Interface
• Bluetooth 1.1 with MDC Interface (Optional)
Interface
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Three USB 2.0/1.1 Ports
One Mini- IEEE 1394 Port
One External Monitor (CRT) Port
One Headphone-Out Jack
One Microphone-In Jack
One S/PDIF Output Jack
One TV-Out Jack
One RJ-11 Jack for Plug & Play Fax/Modem
One RJ-45 Jack for 10M/ 100M Fast Ethernet
One DC-In Jack
Power Management
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Supports ACPI 2.0
Power Button as Sleep/Resume Key
Supports Hibernate Mode
Supports Standby Mode
Supports Battery Low Sleep Mode
Supports Resume From Modem Ring
Supports Wake on LAN
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A - 3
Power
Environmental Spec
• Full Range AC Adapter
• Temperature
Operating:
Non-Operating:
AC-Input 100~240V, 47~63Hz
DC Output 20V, 3.25A (65W)
• One 6 Cell, 48 Watt, Smart Lithium-Ion Battery
Pack - Approx 3 Hours Battery Life
• One 12 Cell, 96 Watt, Smart Lithium-Ion Battery
Pack (Optional) - Approx 6 Hours battery life
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• Relative Humidity
Operating:
Non-Operating:
5°C ~ 35°C
-20°C ~ 60°C
20% ~ 80%
10% ~ 90%
Physical Dimensions
Indicators
• 360mm (w) * 273mm (d) * 27.5mm (h) Min
• LED Indicators (Power/Suspend, Battery, HDD/
CD-ROM, Num Lock, Caps Lock, Scroll Lock,
E-Mail, Wireless LAN & Bluetooth)
Weight
Buttons
Optional
•
•
•
•
• Standard Smart Lithium-Ion (48Watt) Battery
Pack
• Bluetooth 1.1 + MDC Module
• Extended Smart Lithium-Ion (96Watt) Battery
Pack
• PC Camera with USB Interface
E-Mail
Internet Browser
Power
Module ON/OFF Button
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• 2.8 kg with 6 Cell Battery
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