Toshiba SATELLITE A210
TOSHIBA Satellite A210/
Satellite Pro A210
Portable Personal Computer
User’s Manual
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of the information contained herein.
TOSHIBA Satellite A210/Satellite Pro A210 Portable Personal Computer User’s
Manual
First edition August 2007
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Disclaimer
This manual has been validated and reviewed for accuracy. The instructions and
descriptions it contains are accurate for the TOSHIBA Satellite A210/Satellite
Pro A210 Portable Personal Computer at the time of this manual’s production.
However, succeeding computers and manuals are subject to change without
notice. TOSHIBA assumes no liability for damages incurred directly or indirectly from errors, omissions or discrepancies between the computer and the
manual.
Trademarks
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AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, AMD Athlon, AMD Turion, Radeon, and combinations thereof, ATI Mobility Radeon are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices,
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Bluetooth is a registered trademark owned by its proprietor and used by
TOSHIBA under license.
DVD MovieFactory is trademarks of the Ulead Systems. Inc.
Labelflash™ is a trademark of YAMAHA CORPORATION.
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
"Dolby" and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
Confidential unpublished works. Copyright 1992-1997 Dolby Laboratories.
All rights reserved.
Manufactured under license from Digital Theater Systems, Inc. U.S. Pat. No's.
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U.S. and world-wide patents issued and pending. "DTS" and "DTS Digital Surround" are registered trademarks of Digital Theater Systems, Inc. Copyright
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Other trademarks and registered trademarks not listed above may be used in this
manual.
Macrovision License of Notice
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by
U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision, and is intended for home
and other limited viewing uses only unless authorized by Macrovision. Reverse
engineering of disassembly is prohibited.
Safety Instructions
Use the following safety guidelines to help protect yourself and your computer.
When Using Your Computer
Do not operate your portable computer for an extended period of
time with the base resting directly on your body. With extended
operation, heat can potentially build up in the base. Allowing
sustained contact with the skin could cause discomfort or,
eventually, a burn.
❑
Do not attempt to service the computer yourself. Always follow installation
instructions closely.
❑
Do not carry a battery in your pocket, purse, or other container where metal
objects (such as car keys) could short-circuit the battery terminals. The
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resulting excessive current follow can cause extremely high temperatures
and may result in damage from burns.
❑
Be sure that noting rests on your AC adapter’s power cable and that the
cable is not located where it can be tripped over or stepped on.
❑
Place the AC adapter in a ventilated area, such as a desk top or on the floor,
when you use it to run the computer or to charge the battery. Do not cover
the AC adapter with papers or other items that will reduce cooling; also, do
not use the AC adapter while it is inside a carrying case.
❑
Use only the AC adapter and batteries that are approved for use with this
computer. Use of another type of battery or AC adapter may risk fire or
explosion.
❑
Before you connect the computer to a power source, ensure that the voltage
rating of the AC adapter matches that of the available power source. 115 V/
60 Hz in most of North and South America and some Far Eastern countries
such as Taiwan. 100 V/50 Hz in eastern Japan and 100 V/60 Hz in western
Japan. 230 V/50 Hz in most of Europe, the Middle East, and the Far East.
❑
If you use an extension cable with your AC adapter, ensure that the total
ampere rating of the products plugged in to the extension cable does not
exceed the ampere rating of the extension cable.
❑
To remove power from the computer, turn it off, remove the battery, and disconnect the AC adapter from the electrical outlet.
❑
To help avoid the potential hazard of electric shock, do not connect or disconnect any cables or perform maintenance or reconfiguration of this product during an electrical storm.
❑
When setting up the computer for work, place it on a level surface.
FCC information
FCC notice “Declaration of Conformity Information”
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 deter-
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mined 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:
❑ Reorient 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 dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help..
Only peripherals complying with the FCC class B limits may be
attached to this equipment. Operation with non-compliant
peripherals or peripherals not recommended by TOSHIBA is
likely to result in interference to radio and TV reception. Shielded
cables must be used between the external devices and the
computer’s external monitor port, USB port, and microphone
jack. Changes or modifications made to this equipment, not
expressly approved by TOSHIBA or parties authorized by
TOSHIBA could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
FCC conditions
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
Contact
Address:
TOSHIBA America Information Systems, Inc.
9740 Irvine Boulevard
Irvine, California 92618-1697
Telephone: (949) 583-3000
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BSMI Notice (Taiwan Only)
EU Declaration of Conformity
Supplementary Information:
“The product complies with the requirements
of the Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC,
the EMC Directive 89/336/EEC and/or the
R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC.”
This product is carrying the CE-Mark in accordance with the related European
Directives. Responsible for CE-Marking is TOSHIBA Europe, Hammfelddamm
8, 41460 Neuss, Germany.
VCCI Class B Information
Canadian Regulatory Information
(Canada Only)
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus as set out in the Radio Interference Regulation of the
Canadian Department of Communications.
Note that Canadian Department of Communications (DOC) regulations provide,
that changes or modifications not expressly approved by TOSHIBA Corporation
could void your authority to operate this equipment.
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causng Equipment Regulations.
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Cet appareil numérique de la class B respecte toutes les exgences du Règlement
sur le matériel brouileur du Canada.
Modem warning notice
Conformity Statement
The equipment has been approved to [Commission Decision “CTR21”] for panEuropean single terminal connection to the Public Switched Telephone Network
(PSTN).
However, due to differences between the individual PSTNs provided in different
countries/regions the approval does not, of itself, give an unconditional assurance of successful operation on every PSTN network termination point.
In the event of problems, you should contact your equipment supplier in the first
instance.
Network Compatibility Statement
This product is designed to work with, and is compatible with the following networks. It has been tested to and found to conform with the additional requirements conditional in EG 201 121.
Germany
ATAAB AN005,AN006,AN007,AN009,AN010 and
DE03,04,05,08,09,12,14,17
Greece
ATAAB AN005,AN006 and GR01,02,03,04
Portugal
ATAAB AN001,005,006,007,011 and P03,04,08,10
Spain
ATAAB AN005,007,012, and ES01
Switzerland
ATAAB AN002
All other countries/region
ATAAB AN003,004
Specific switch settings or software setup are required for each network, please
refer to the relevant sections of the user guide for more details.
The hookflash (timed break register recall) function is subject to separate
national type approvals. It has not been tested for conformity to national type
regulations, and no guarantee of successful operation of that specific function on
specific national networks can be given.
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Japan regulations
Region selection
If you are using the computer in Japan, technical regulations described in the
Telecommunications Business Law require that you select the Japan region
mode. It is illegal to use the modem in Japan with any other selection.
Redial
Up to two redial attempts can be made. If more than two redial attempts are
made, the modem will return Black Listed. If you are experiencing problems
with the Black Listed code, set the interval between redials at one minute or
longer.
Japan’s Telecommunications Business Law permits up to two redials on analogue telephones, but the redials must be made within a total of three minutes.
The internal modem is approved by Japan Approvals Institute for Telecommunications Equipment.
A05-0413001
Pursuant to FCC CFR 47, Part 68:
When you are ready to install or use the modem, call your local telephone company and give them the following information:
❑
The telephone number of the line to which you will connect the modem
❑
The registration number that is located on the device.
US: AGSMDO1BDELPHI
The FCC registration number of the modem will be found on either the
device which is to be installed, or, if already installed, on the bottom of the
computer outside of the main system label.
❑
The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) of the modem, which can vary. For
the REN of your modem, refer to your modem’s label.
The modem connects to the telephone line by means of a standard jack called the
USOC RJ11C.
Type of service
Your modem is designed to be used on standard-device telephone lines. Connection to telephone company-provided coin service (central office implemented
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systems) is prohibited. Connection to party lines service is subject to state tariffs.
If you have any questions about your telephone line, such as how many pieces of
equipment you can connect to it, the telephone company will provide this information upon request.
Telephone company procedures
The goal of the telephone company is to provide you with the best service it can.
In order to do this, it may occasionally be necessary for them to make changes in
their equipment, operations, or procedures. If these changes might affect your
service or the operation of your equipment, the telephone company will give you
notice in writing to allow you to make any changes necessary to maintain uninterrupted service.
If problems arise
If any of your telephone equipment is not operating properly, you should immediately remove it from your telephone line, as it may cause harm to the telephone
network. If the telephone company notes a problem, they may temporarily discontinue service. When practical, they will notify you in advance of this disconnection. If advance notice is not feasible, you will be notified as soon as possible.
When you are notified, you will be given the opportunity to correct the problem
and informed of your right to file a complaint with the FCC. In the event repairs
are ever needed on your modem, they should be performed by TOSHIBA Corporation or an authorized representative of TOSHIBA Corporation.
Disconnection
If you should ever decide to permanently disconnect your modem from its
present line, please call the telephone company and let them know of this change.
Fax branding
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 makes it unlawful for any person to use a computer or other electronic device to send any message via a telephone fax machine unless such message clearly contains in a margin at the top or
bottom of each transmitted page or on the first page of the transmission, the date
and time it is sent and an identification of the business, other entity or individual
sending the message and the telephone number of the sending machine or such
business, other entity or individual. In order to program this information into
your fax modem, you should complete the setup of your fax software before
sending messages.
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Instructions for IC CS-03 certified equipment
1
The Industry Canada label identifies certified equipment. This certification
means that the equipment meets certain telecommunications network protective, operational and safety requirements as prescribed in the appropriate
Terminal Equipment Technical Requirements document(s). The Department
does not guarantee the equipment will operate to the user’s satisfaction.
Before installing this equipment, users should ensure that it is permissible to
be connected to the facilities of the local telecommunications company. The
equipment must also be installed using an acceptable method of connection.
The customer should be aware that compliance with the above conditions
may not prevent degradation of service in some situations. Repairs to certified equipment should be coordinated by a representative designated by the
supplier. Any repairs or alterations made by the user to this equipment, or
equipment malfunctions, may give the telecommunications company cause
to request the user to disconnect the equipment.
Users should ensure for their own protection that the electrical ground connections of the power utility, telephone lines and internal metallic water pipe
system, if present, are connected together. This precaution may be particularly important in rural areas.
Users should not attempt to make such connections themselves,
but should contact the appropriate electric inspection authority,
or electrician, as appropriate.
2
The user manual of analog equipment must contain the equipment’s Ringer
Equivalence Number (REN) and an explanation notice similar to the following:
The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) of the modem, which can vary. For
the REN of your modem, refer to your modem’s label.
The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) assigned to each terminal
device provides an indication of the maximum number of
terminals allowed to be connected to a telephone interface. The
termination on an interface may consist of any combination of
devices subject only to the requirement that the sum of the Ringer
Equivalence Numbers of all the devices does not exceed 5.
3
The standard connecting arrangement (telephone jack type) for this equipment is jack type(s): USOC RJ11C.
The IC registration number of the modem is shown below.
Canada: 4005B-DELPHI
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Notes for Users in Australia and New Zealand
Modem warning notice for Australia
Modems connected to the Australian telecoms network must have a valid Austel
permit. This modem has been designed to specifically configure to ensure compliance with Austel standards when the country/region selection is set to Australia. The use of other country/region setting while the modem is attached to the
Australian PSTN would result in you modem being operated in a non-compliant
manner. To verify that the country/region is correctly set, enter the command ATI
which displays the currently active setting.
To set the country/region permanently to Australia, enter the following command
sequence:
AT%TE=1
ATS133=1
AT&F
AT&W
AT%TE=0
ATZ
Failure to set the modem to the Australia country/region setting as shown above
will result in the modem being operated in a non-compliant manner. Consequently, there would be no permit in force for this equipment and the Telecoms
Act 1991 prescribes a penalty of $12,000 for the connection of non-permitted
equipment.
Notes for use of this device in New Zealand
❑
The grant of a Telepermit for a device in no way indicates Telecom acceptance of responsibility for the correct operation of that device under all operating conditions. In particular the higher speeds at which this modem is
capable of operating depend on a specific network implementation which is
only one of many ways of delivering high quality voice telephony to customers. Failure to operate should not be reported as a fault to Telecom.
❑
In addition to satisfactory line conditions a modem can only work properly
if:
(a) it is compatible with the modem at the other end of the call and
(b) the application using the modem is compatible with the application at
the other end of the call - e.g., accessing the Internet requires suitable
software in addition to a modem.
❑
This equipment shall not be used in any manner which could constitute a
nuisance to other Telecom customers.
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❑
Some parameters required for compliance with Telecom’s PTC Specifications are dependent on the equipment (PC) associated with this modem. The
associated equipment shall be set to operate within the following limits for
compliance with Telecom Specifications:
(a) There shall be no more than 10 call attempts to the same number within
any 30 minute period for any single manual call initiation, and
(b) The equipment shall go on-hook for a period of not less than 30 seconds
between the end of one attempt and the beginning of the next.
(c) Automatic calls to different numbers shall be not less than 5 seconds
apart.
❑
Immediately disconnect this equipment should it become physically damaged, and arrange for its disposal or repair.
❑
The correct settings for use with this modem in New Zealand are as follows:
ATB0 (CCITT operation)
AT&G2 (1800 Hz guard tone)
AT&P1 (Decadic dialing make-break ratio = 33%/67%)
ATS0=0 (not auto answer)
ATS10=less than 150 (loss of carrier to hangup delay, factory default of 15
recommended)
ATS11=90 (DTMF dialing on/off duration=90 ms)
ATX2 (Dial tone detect, but not (U.S.A.) call progress detect)
❑
When used in the Auto Answer mode, the S0 register must be set with a
value of 3 or 4. This ensures:
(a) a person calling your modem will hear a short burst of ringing before
the modem answers. This confirms that the call has been successfully
switched through the network.
(b) caller identification information (which occurs between the first and
second ring cadences) is not destroyed.
❑
The preferred method of dialing is to use DTMF tones (ATDT...) as this is
faster and more reliable than pulse (decadic) dialing. If for some reason you
must use decadic dialing, your communications program must be set up to
record numbers using the following translation table as this modem does not
implement the New Zealand “Reverse Dialing” standard.
Number to be dialed: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Number to program into computer: 0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Note that where DTMF dialing is used, the numbers should be entered normally.
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The transmit level from this device is set at a fixed level and because of this
there may be circumstances where the performance is less than optimal.
Before reporting such occurrences as faults, please check the line with a
standard Telepermitted telephone, and only report a fault if the phone performance is impaired.
❑
It is recommended that this equipment be disconnected from the Telecom
line during electrical storms.
❑
When relocating the equipment, always disconnect the Telecom line connection before the power connection, and reconnect the power first.
❑
This equipment may not be compatible with Telecom Distinctive Alert
cadences and services such as FaxAbility.
NOTE THAT FAULT CALLOUTS CAUSED BY ANY OF THE
ABOVE CAUSES MAY INCUR A CHARGE FROM TELECOM
General conditions
As required by PTC 100, please ensure that this office is advised of any changes
to the specifications of these products which might affect compliance with the
relevant PTC Specifications.
The grant of this Telepermit is specific to the above products with the marketing
description as stated on the Telepermit label artwork. The Telepermit may not be
assigned to other parties or other products without Telecom approval.
A Telepermit artwork for each device is included from which you may prepare
any number of Telepermit labels subject to the general instructions on format,
size and colour on the attached sheet.
The Telepermit label must be displayed on the product at all times as proof to
purchasers and service personnel that the product is able to be legitimately connected to the Telecom network.
The Telepermit label may also be shown on the packaging of the product and in
the sales literature, as required in PTC 100.
The charge for a Telepermit assessment is $337.50. An additional charge of
$337.50 is payable where an assessment is based on reports against non-Telecom
New Zealand Specifications. $112.50 is charged for each variation when submitted at the same time as the original.
An invoice for $NZ1237.50 will be sent under separate cover.
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Following information is only for EU-member states:
The symbol indicates that this product may not be treated as
household waste. Please ensure this product is properly
disposed as inappropriate waste handling of this product may
cause potential hazards to the environment and human health.
For more detailed information about recycling of this
product, please contact your local city office, your household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product.
This symbol may not stick depending on the country and region
where you purchased.
Optical disc drive standards
TOSHIBA Satellite A210/Satellite Pro A210 computer is shipped with one
of the following drives preinstalled: DVD-ROM, CD-RW/DVD-ROM, or
DVD Super Multi (+-R DL) drive.
The drive has one of the following labels:
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
LASER KLASSE 1
LUOKAN 1 LASERLAITE
APPAREIL A LASER DE CLASSE1
KLASS 1 LASER APPARAT
Before it is shipped, the Class 1 Laser is certified to meet the United States
Chapter 21 Standards of the Department of Health and Human Services
(DHHS 21 CFR).
For any other country, the drive is certified to meet the Class 1 Laser standards of IEC825 and EN60825.
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Important Notice
Copyrighted works including, but not limited to music, video, computer program, databases are protected by copyright laws. Unless specifically permitted
under applicable copyright laws, you cannot copy, modify, assign, transmit or
otherwise dispose of any copyrighted work with the consent of the owner of the
copyright. Please take notice that unauthorized copying, modification, assignment, transmission and disposition may be subject to claims for damages and
penalties.
❑ Avoid using a telephone (other than a cordless type) during an electrical
storm. There may be a remote risk of electric shock from lightning.
❑ Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.
❑ Use only the power cord indicated in this manual.
❑ Replace only with the same or equivalent type battery recommended by the
manufacturer.
❑
Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Use only the battery pack that came with the computer or an
optional battery pack. Use of wrong battery could damage your
computer.
TOSHIBA assumes no liability for any damage in such case.
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CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive safety
instructions
❑
The drive employs a laser system. To ensure proper use of this
product, please read this instruction manual carefully and
retain for future reference.
Should the unit ever require maintenance, contact an authorized service location.
❑
Use of controls, adjustments or the performance of procedures other than those specified may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
❑
To prevent direct exposure to the laser beam, do not try to
open the enclosure.
Toshiba Samsung TS-L462D
Location of the required label
PRODUCT IS CERTIFIED BY THE
MANUFACTURER TO COMPLY WITH
DHHS RULES 21 CFR SUBCHAPTER
J APPLICABLE AT THE DATE OF
MANUFACTURE.
MANUFACTURED:
Toshiba Samsung Strage Technology
Korea corporation
416, Maetan-3Dong, Yeongtong-Gu
Suwon City, Gyeonggi-Do, 443-742,
Korea
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TEAC DW-224E
Location of the required label
CERTIFICATION TISH PRODUCT
COMPLIES WITH DHHS RULES21CFR
CHAPTER 1, SUBCHAPTER J APPLICABLE DATE OF MANUFACTURE
MANUFACTURED:
TEAC CORPORATION
3-7-3 NAKA-CHO, MUSASHINO-SHI,
TOKYO, JAPAN
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HD DVD-ROM and HD DVD-R drive
safety instructions
❑
The drive employs a laser system. To ensure proper use of this
product, please read this instruction manual carefully and
retain for future reference.
Should the unit ever require maintenance, contact an authorized service location.
❑
Use of controls, adjustments or the performance of procedures other than those specified may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
❑
To prevent direct exposure to the laser beam, do not try to
open the enclosure.
Toshiba TS-L802A
Location of the required label
PRODUCT IS CERTIFIED BY THE
MANUFACTURER TO COMPAL WITH
DHHS RULES 21 CFR CHAPTER1,
SUBCHAPTER J.
MANUFACTURED:
Manufactured by
TOSHIBA CORPORATION
1-1, SHIBAURA 1-CHOME, MINATOKU, TOKYO 105-8001, JAPAN
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Toshiba SD-L902A
Location of the required label
PRODUCT IS CERTIFIED BY THE
MANUFACTURER TO COMPAL WITH
DHHS RULES 21 CFR CHAPTER1,
SUBCHAPTER J.
MANUFACTURED:
Manufactured by
TOSHIBA CORPORATION
1-1, SHIBAURA 1-CHOME, MINATOKU, TOKYO 105-8001, JAPAN
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DVD Super Multi (+-R DL) drive safety
instructions
❑
The drive employs a laser system. To ensure proper use of this
product, please read this instruction manual carefully and
retain for future reference.
Should the unit ever require maintenance, contact an authorized service location.
❑
Use of controls, adjustments or the performance of procedures other than those specified may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
❑
To prevent direct exposure to the laser beam, do not try to
open the enclosure.
Matsushita UJ-850U
Location of the required label
COMPLIES WITHFDA RADIATION
PERFORMANCE STANDARDS, 21
CFR SUBCHAPTER J.
MANUFACTURED:
Manufactured by
Panasonic Communications Co.,
LTD 1-62, 4-Chome, Minoshima,
Hakata-ku, Fukuoka, JAPAN
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TEAC DV-W28E
Location of the required label
CERTIFICATION TISH PRODUCT
COMPLIES WITH DHHS RULES 21
CFR CHAPTER 1, SUBCHAPTER J
APPLICABLE DATE OF MANUFACTURE
MANUFACTURED:
TEAC CORPORATION
3-7-3 NAKA-CHO, MUSASHINO-SHI,
TOKYO, JAPAN
HLDS GSA-T20N
Location of the required label
COMPLIES WITHFDA RADIATION
PERFORMANCE STANDARDS, 21
CFR SUBCHAPTER J.
MANUFACTURED:
Manufactured by
Panasonic Communications Co.,
LTD 1-62, 4-Chome, Minoshima,
Hakata-ku, Fukuoka, JAPAN
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Pioneer DVR-K17T
Location of the required label
COMPLIES WITHFDA RADIATION
PERFORMANCE STANDARDS, 21
CFR SUBCHAPTER J.
MANUFACTURED:
Manufactured by
PIONEER CORPORATION 4-1.
Meguro 1-chome, Meguro-ku
TOKYO 153-8654, JAPAN
Toshiba Samsung TS-L632D
Location of the required label
PRODUCT IS CERTIFIED BY THE
MANUFACTURER TO COMPLY WITH
DHHS RULES 21 CFR SUBCHAPTER
J APPLICABLE AT THE DATE OF
MANUFACTURE.
MANUFACTURED:
TOSHIBA SAMSUNG STORAGE
TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION 580,
HORIKAWA-CHO, SAIWAI-KU,
KAWASAKI-SHI, KANAGAWA, 2120013, JAPAN
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CAUTION: This appliance contains a laser
system and is classified as a “CLASS 1 LASER
PRODUCT.” To use this model properly, read
the instruction manual carefully and keep this
manual for your future reference. In case of any
trouble with this model, please contact your
nearest “AUTHORIZED service station.” To
prevent direct exposure to the laser beam, do
not try to open the enclosure.
CLASS 1 LASTER PRODUCT
LASERSCHUTZKLASSE 1
PRODUKT
TO EN 60825
ADVERSEL: USYNLIG
LASERSTRÅLING VED ÅBNING,
NÅR SIKKERHEDSAF-BRYDER
ER UDE AF FUNKTION.
UNDGÅ UDSÆTTELSE FOR
STRÅLING
VORSICHT: Dieses Gerät enthält ein LaserSystem und ist als “LASERSCHUTZKLASSE 1
PRODUKT” klassifiziert. Für den richtigen
Gebrauch dieses Modells lesen Sie bitte die
Bedienungsanleitung sorgfältig durch und
bewahren diese bitte als Referenz auf. Falls
Probleme mit diesem Modell auftreten, benachrichtigen Sie bitte die nächste “autorisierte
Service-Vertretung”. Um einen direkten Kontakt mit dem Laserstrahl zu vermeiden darf das
Gerät nicht geöffnet werden.
ADVARSEL: Denne męrking er anbragt udvendigt på apparatet og indikerer, at apparatet
arbejder med laserstråler af klasse 1, hviket
betyder, at der anvendes laserstrlier afsvageste
klasse, og at man ikke på apparatets yderside
kan bilve udsat for utilladellg kraftig stråling.
APPARATET BOR KUN ÅBNES AF FAGFOLK
MED SĘRLIGT KENDSKAB TIL APPARATER
MED LASERSTRÅLER!
Indvendigt i apparatet er anbragt den her gengivne advarselsmękning, som advarer imod at
foretage sådanne indgreb i apparatet, at man
kan komme til at udsętte sig for laserstråling.
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OBS! Apparaten innehåller laserkomponent som
avger laserstråining överstigande gränsen för
laserklass 1.
VAROITUS. Suojakoteloa si saa avata. Laite
sisältää laserdiodin, joka lähetää näkymätöntä
silmilie vaarallista lasersäteilyä.
CAUTION: USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR PERFORMANCE OF PROCEDURES OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED IN
THE OWNER’S MANUAL MAY RESULT IN
HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE.
VORSICHT: DIE VERWENDUNG VON
ANDEREN STEURUNGEN ODER EINSTELLUNGEN ODER DAS DURCHFÜHREN VON
ANDEREN VORGÄNGEN ALS IN DER BEDIENUNGSANLEITUNG BESCHRIEBEN KÖNNEN GEFÄHRLICHE
STRAHLENEXPOSITIONEN ZUR FOLGE
HABEN.
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Preface
Manual contents........................................................... xxxiii
Conventions ................................................................. xxxiv
Abbreviations .............................................................. xxxiv
Icons ........................................................................... xxxiv
Keys............................................................................ xxxiv
Key operation...............................................................xxxv
Display .........................................................................xxxv
Messages ....................................................................xxxv
Terminology .................................................................xxxv
General Precautions
Creating a computer-friendly environment .............. xxxvii
Stress injury ................................................................ xxxvii
Heat injury ..................................................................xxxviii
Pressure or impact damage ......................................xxxviii
Express Card overheating ........................................ xxxviii
Mobile phone .............................................................. xxxviii
Instruction Manual for safety and Comfort ............. xxxviii
Chapter 1 Introduction
Equipment checklist ........................................................1-1
Hardware .......................................................................1-1
Software.........................................................................1-2
Features ............................................................................1-3
Processor.......................................................................1-3
Memory..........................................................................1-3
Disks ..............................................................................1-4
Special Features ............................................................1-11
TOSHIBA Value Added Package ..................................1-13
Utilities and Application ................................................1-14
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Options ...........................................................................1-17
Chapter 2 The Grand Tour
Front with the display closed .........................................2-1
Left side ............................................................................2-3
Right side..........................................................................2-6
Back side ..........................................................................2-7
Underside .........................................................................2-8
Front with the display open ............................................2-9
AV Button.....................................................................2-11
System indicators ........................................................2-12
Optical disc drive ...........................................................2-14
About the HD DVD.......................................................2-14
Region codes for DVD drives and media.....................2-15
Writable discs ..............................................................2-16
CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive .............................................2-18
DVD Super Multi (+-R DL) drive ..................................2-19
HD DVD ROM drive.....................................................2-20
HD DVD-R drive ..........................................................2-21
Remote Controller..........................................................2-22
Using the Remote Controller .......................................2-26
Installing/Removing batteries .......................................2-27
Installing the batteries..................................................2-28
Replacing the batteries ................................................2-30
AC adaptor......................................................................2-31
Chapter 3 Getting Started
Connecting the AC adaptor ............................................3-2
Opening the display.........................................................3-3
Turning on the power ......................................................3-3
Starting up for the first time............................................3-4
Turning off the power ......................................................3-4
Shut Down mode (Boot mode) ......................................3-4
Hibernation mode ..........................................................3-5
Starting Hibernation .......................................................3-6
Automatic Hibernation ...................................................3-6
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Sleep mode....................................................................3-7
Restarting the computer .................................................3-8
System Recovery Options ..............................................3-9
System Recovery Options .............................................3-9
Create Optical Recovery Discs .....................................3-10
For HDD Recovery model............................................3-10
Restoring the preinstalled software from the Recovery
HDD .................................................................................3-10
Restoring the preinstalled software from your creating
Recovery Media..............................................................3-11
Chapter 4 Operating Basics
Using the Touch Pad/Dual Mode Pad ............................4-1
Dual Mode Pad Button function .....................................4-2
Using the Fingerprint Sensor .........................................4-3
Points to note about the Fingerprint Sensor ..................4-4
Points to note about the Fingerprint Utility.....................4-6
Set Up Procedure ..........................................................4-6
Windows Logon via Fingerprint Authentication..............4-8
Fingerprint System Boot Authentication ........................4-9
Fingerprint Single Sign-On Feature .............................4-10
How to Swipe the Finger..............................................4-11
Using optical disc drives...............................................4-12
Loading discs...............................................................4-13
Removing discs ...........................................................4-15
AV Button function .......................................................4-16
Using TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER to enjoy HD DVDs 4-17
HD DVD Playback Restrictions....................................4-17
Notes on use................................................................4-17
Notes on playing HD DVD Video discs........................4-18
TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER .......................................4-20
Using TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER ...............................4-20
Starting TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER..........................4-20
Operating TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER ......................4-21
Open TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER HELP...................4-23
TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER Control window .............4-23
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Using the Computer in place of an HD DVD Player ....4-26
Before Connecting .......................................................4-26
Connecting to the Computer........................................4-27
Switching between Computer and Television Display .4-27
Display Compatibility ....................................................4-28
Writing CDs on CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive ......................4-29
Important message (CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive) ...........4-29
Before writing or rewriting ............................................4-29
When writing or rewriting .............................................4-30
Disclaimer (CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive) .........................4-31
Writing CD/DVDs on DVD Super Multi (+-R DL) drive.4-31
Important message (DVD Super Multi (+-R DL) drive) 4-31
Before writing or rewriting ............................................4-31
When writing or rewriting .............................................4-34
Disclaimer (DVD Super Multi (+-R DL) drive) ..............4-35
Writing CD/DVD/HD DVDs on HD DVD-R drives..........4-35
When writing or rewriting .............................................4-39
TOSHIBA Disc Creator ................................................4-40
Data Verification ..........................................................4-42
Video............................................................................4-42
When using Ulead DVD MovieFactory® for TOSHIBA:...442
Media care ......................................................................4-46
CD/DVD/HD DVD ........................................................4-46
Using the software .......................................................4-48
Using the microphone ...................................................4-49
Modem ............................................................................4-50
Region selection ..........................................................4-50
Properties menu ..........................................................4-51
Wireless communications.............................................4-53
Wireless LAN ...............................................................4-53
LAN..................................................................................4-56
Connecting LAN cable .................................................4-56
Disconnecting LAN cable.............................................4-57
Cleaning the computer ..................................................4-58
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Heat dispersal ................................................................4-59
Chapter 5 The Keyboard
Typewriter keys ................................................................5-1
F1 ... F12 function keys ...................................................5-2
Soft keys: FN key combinations.....................................5-2
Emulating keys on enhanced keyboard.........................5-2
Hot keys.........................................................................5-3
FN Sticky key.................................................................5-6
Windows special keys .....................................................5-7
Keypad overlay ................................................................5-7
Turning on the overlays .................................................5-7
Arrow mode ...................................................................5-7
Numeric mode ...............................................................5-8
Temporarily using normal keyboard (overlay on) ..........5-8
Temporarily using overlay (overlay off)..........................5-9
Temporarily changing modes ........................................5-9
Generating ASCII characters ..........................................5-9
Chapter 6 Power and Power-Up Modes
Power conditions .............................................................6-1
Power indicators ..............................................................6-3
Battery indicator.............................................................6-3
DC IN indicator ..............................................................6-3
Power indicator ..............................................................6-4
Battery types ....................................................................6-4
Battery ...........................................................................6-4
Real time clock battery ..................................................6-5
Care and use of the battery pack ...................................6-6
Safety precautions .........................................................6-6
Charging the batteries ...................................................6-9
Monitoring battery capacity..........................................6-11
Maximizing battery operating time ...............................6-12
Retaining data with power off ......................................6-13
Extending battery life ...................................................6-13
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Replacing the battery pack ...........................................6-14
Removing the battery pack ..........................................6-14
Installing the battery pack ............................................6-16
Starting the computer by password.............................6-16
Power-up modes..........................................................6-17
Windows utilities ..........................................................6-17
Hot keys.......................................................................6-17
Panel power on/off.......................................................6-18
System Auto Off...........................................................6-18
Chapter 7 HW Setup and Passwords
HW Setup ..........................................................................7-1
Accessing HW Setup .....................................................7-1
HW Setup window .........................................................7-1
Chapter 8 Optional Devices
Cards/memory ...............................................................8-1
Power devices ...............................................................8-1
Peripheral devices .........................................................8-1
Other..............................................................................8-1
Express Card....................................................................8-2
Installing an Express Card.............................................8-2
Removing an Express Card...........................................8-3
Multiple Digital Media Card Slot .....................................8-4
Installing a SD/SDHC/MS/MS Pro/MMC/xD card ..........8-4
Removing a SD/SDHC/MS/MS Pro/MMC/xD card ........8-6
Memory expansion ..........................................................8-7
Installing memory module..............................................8-7
Removing memory module............................................8-9
Additional battery pack (6 Cell and 9 Cell) ..................8-10
Additional AC adaptor ...................................................8-10
USB FDD Kit ...................................................................8-10
External monitor ............................................................8-11
Television .......................................................................8-12
HDMI ................................................................................8-13
i.LINK (IEEE1394) ...........................................................8-14
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Precautions..................................................................8-14
Connecting...................................................................8-15
Disconnecting ..............................................................8-16
Security lock ................................................................8-16
Chapter 9 Troubleshooting
Problem solving process ................................................9-1
Preliminary checklist ......................................................9-1
Analyzing the problem ...................................................9-2
Hardware and system checklist .....................................9-3
System start-up..............................................................9-3
Self test..........................................................................9-4
Power.............................................................................9-4
Password .......................................................................9-7
Keyboard .......................................................................9-7
LCD panel......................................................................9-8
Hard disk drive...............................................................9-8
CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive ...............................................9-9
HD DVD ROM drive.....................................................9-10
HD DVD-R drive ..........................................................9-11
DVD Super Multi (+-R DL) drive ..................................9-12
Diskette drive ..............................................................9-14
Infrared port .................................................................9-14
Pointing device ............................................................9-14
Touch Pad/Dual Mode Pad..........................................9-15
USB mouse..................................................................9-17
Fingerprint Sensor .......................................................9-18
Express Card ...............................................................9-19
SD/SDHC/MS/MS Pro/MMC/xD card ..........................9-19
Monitor.........................................................................9-20
Sound system ..............................................................9-21
TV output signal...........................................................9-21
USB .............................................................................9-22
Modem.........................................................................9-22
Sleep/Hibernation ........................................................9-24
LAN..............................................................................9-24
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Wireless LAN ...............................................................9-24
Bluetooth......................................................................9-25
i.LINK (IEEE1394) .......................................................9-25
Recovery Discs...........................................................9-26
TOSHIBA support ..........................................................9-27
Before you call .............................................................9-27
Chapter 10 Disclaimers
CPU .................................................................................10-1
Memory (Main System)..................................................10-2
Battery Life .....................................................................10-2
HDD Drive Capacity .......................................................10-3
LCD..................................................................................10-3
Graphics Processor Unit ("GPU") ................................10-3
Wireless LAN ..................................................................10-4
Non-applicable Icons .....................................................10-4
Copy Protection .............................................................10-4
Images.............................................................................10-4
LCD Brightness and Eye Strain....................................10-4
Appendixes
Appendix A
Specifications.................................................................. A-1
Appendix B
Display Controller and Modes ....................................... B-1
Appendix C
V.90/V.92 .......................................................................... C-1
Appendix D
Wireless LAN ................................................................... D-1
Appendix E
AC Power Cord and Connectors ................................... E-1
Glossary
Abbreviations ..................................................... Glossary-1
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Preface
Congratulations on your purchase of the TOSHIBA Satellite A210/Satellite Pro
A210 computer. This powerful, lightweight notebook computer is designed to
provide years of reliable, high-performance computing.
This manual tells how to set up and begin using your Satellite A210/Satellite Pro
A210 computer. It also provides detailed information on configuring your computer, basic operations and care, using optional devices and troubleshooting.
If you are a new user of computers or if you’re new to portable computing, first
read over the Introduction and The Grand Tour chapters to familiarize yourself
with the computer’s features, components and accessory devices. Then read Getting Started for step-by-step instructions on setting up your computer.
If you are an experienced computer user, please continue reading the preface to
learn how this manual is organized, then become acquainted with this manual by
browsing through its pages. Be sure to look over the Special Features section of
the Introduction, to learn about features that are uncommon or unique to the
computers and carefully read HW Setup and Passwords. If you are going to
install Express Cards or connect external devices such as a printer, be sure to
read Chapter 8, Optional Devices.
Manual contents
This manual is composed of ten chapters, five appendixes, a glossary, and an
index.
Chapter 1, Introduction, is an overview of the computer’s features, capabilities,
and options.
Chapter 2, The Grand Tour, identifies the components of the computer and
briefly explains how they function.
Chapter 3, Getting Started, provides a quick overview of how to begin operating
your computer.
Chapter 4, Operating Basics, includes tips on care of the computer and on using
the Touch Pad/Dual Mode Pad, optical disc drive, external diskette drive, Wireless LAN, LANs, Audio/Video controls, and internal modem.
Chapter 5, The Keyboard, describes special keyboard functions including the
keypad overlay and hot keys.
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Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up Modes, gives details on the computer’s power
resources and battery save modes.
Chapter 7, HW Setup and Passwords, explains how to configure the computer
using the HW Setup program. It also tells how to set a password.
Chapter 8, Optional Devices, describes the optional hardware available.
Chapter 9, Troubleshooting, provides helpful information on how to perform
some diagnostic tests, and suggests courses of action if the computer doesn’t
seem to be working properly.
Chapter 10, Disclaimers, states the Disclaimer(s) information applicable to
TOSHIBA computer.
The Appendixes provide technical information about your computer.
The Glossary defines general computer terminology and includes a list of acronyms used in the text.
The Index quickly directs you to the information contained in this manual.
Conventions
This manual uses the following formats to describe, identify, and highlight terms
and operating procedures.
Abbreviations
On first appearance, and whenever necessary for clarity, abbreviations are
enclosed in parentheses following their definition. For example: Read Only
Memory (ROM). Acronyms are also defined in the Glossary.
Icons
Icons identify ports, dials, and other parts of your computer. The indicator panel
also uses icons to identify the components it is providing information on.
Keys
The keyboard keys are used in the text to describe many computer operations. A
distinctive typeface identifies the key top symbols as they appear on the keyboard. For example, ENTER identifies the Enter key.
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Key operation
Some operations require you to simultaneously use two or more keys. We identify such operations by the key top symbols separated by a plus sign (+). For
example, CTRL + C means you must hold down CTRL and at the same time
press C. If three keys are used, hold down the first two and at the same time press
the third.
ABC
When procedures require an action such as clicking an icon or entering
text, the icon’s name or the text you are to type in is represented in the
type face you see to the left.
Display
ABC
Names of Windows or icons or text generated by the computer that
appears on its display screen is presented in the type face you see to the
left.
Messages
Messages are used in this manual to bring important information to your attention. Each type of message is identified as shown below.
Pay attention! A caution informs you that improper use of
equipment or failure to follow instructions may cause data loss or
damage your equipment.
Please read. A note is a hint or advice that helps you make best
use of your equipment.
Terminology
This term is defined in this document as follows:
Start
The word “Start” refers to the “
Vista™.
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General Precautions
TOSHIBA computers are designed to optimize safety, minimize strain and withstand the rigors of portability. However, certain precautions should be observed
to further reduce the risk of personal injury or damage to the computer.
Be certain to read the general precautions below and to note the cautions
included in the text of the manual.
Creating a computer-friendly environment
Place the computer on a flat surface that is large enough for the computer and
any other items you are using, such as a printer.
Leave enough space around the computer and other equipment to provide adequate ventilation. Otherwise, they may overheat.
To keep your computer in prime operating condition, protect your work are from:
❑
Dust, moisture, and direct sunlight
❑
Equipment that generates a strong electromagnetic field, such as stereo
speakers (other than speakers that are connected to the computer) or speakerphones.
❑
Rapid changes in temperature or humidity and some sources of temperature
change such as air conditioner vents or heaters.
❑
Extreme heat, cold, or humidity.
❑
Liquids and corrosive chemicals.
Stress injury
Carefully read the Instruction Manual for Safety & Comfort. It contains information on prevention of stress injuries to your hands and wrists that can be caused
by extensive keyboard use.
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Heat injury
❑
Avoid prolonged physical contact with the computer. If the computer is used
for long periods, its surface can become very warm. While the temperature
will not feel hot to the touch, if you maintain physical contact with the computer for a long time, for example if you rest the computer on your lap or if
you keep your hands on the palm rest, your skin might suffer low-heat
injury.
❑
If the computer has been used for a long time, avoid direct contact with the
metal plate supporting the various interface ports as this can become hot.
❑
The surface of the AC adaptor can become hot when in use but this condition does not indicate a malfunction. If you need to transport the AC adaptor,
you should disconnect it and let it cool before moving it.
❑
Do not lay the AC adaptor on a material that is sensitive to heat as the material could become damaged.
Pressure or impact damage
Do not apply heavy pressure to the computer or subject it to any form of strong
impact as this can damage the computer’s components or otherwise cause it to
malfunctions.
Express Card overheating
Some Express Cards can become hot during prolonged use which may result in
errors or instability in the operation of the device in question. In addition, you
should also be careful when you remove an Express Card that has been used for a
long time.
Mobile phone
Please be aware that use of mobile phones can interface with the audio system.
The operation of the computer will not be impared in any way, but it is recommended that a minimum distance of 30cm is maintained between the computer
and a mobile phone that is in use.
Instruction Manual for safety and Comfort
All important information on the safe and proper use of this computer is
described in the enclosed Instruction Manual for Safety Comfort. Be sure to read
it before using the compute
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Introduction
This chapter provides an equipment checklist, and it identifies the computer’s
features, options and accessories.
Some of the features described in this manual may not function
properly if you use an operating system that was not pre- installed
by TOSHIBA.
Equipment checklist
Carefully unpack your computer. Save the box and packing materials for future
use.
Hardware
Check to make sure you have all the following items:
❑
Satellite A210/Satellite Pro A210 Portable Personal Computer
❑
Universal AC adaptor and power cord
❑
Modular cable (Provided with some models)
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Chapter 1
Introduction
INTRODUCTION
Software
Windows Vista™
◆
The following software is preinstalled:
• Microsoft® Windows Vista™
• Modem Driver (Can be used only for Modem models)
• Display Drivers for Windows
• Wireless LAN driver (Can be used only for Wireless LAN models)
• Sound Driver for Windows
• TOSHIBA DVD Player (Is pre-installed with CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive
model or DVD Super Multi drive model)
• TOSHIBA HD DVD Player (Is pre-installed with HD DVD-ROM drive
model or HD DVD-R drive model)
• LAN Drivers
• Bluetooth Driver (Can be used only for Bluetooth models)
• Pointing Device Driver
• TOSHIBA Power Saver
• TOSHIBA User’s Manual
• TOSHIBA Assist
• TOSHIBA ConfigFree
• TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool
• TOSHIBA Zooming Utility
• TOSHIBA CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer
• TOSHIBA Disc Creator
• Ulead DVD MovieFacotry® for TOSHIBA
• Fingerprint utility (Can be used only for Fingerprint utility models)
• TOSHIBA SD Memory Utilities
SD Memory Card Format Utility and other SD functions are
packaged into TOSHIBA SD Memory Utilities. When uninstalling
the SD utilities, click Start → Control Panel → Uninstall a
program, and select TOSHIBA SD Memory Utilities.
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◆
Documentation:
• User Information Guide
• Instruction Manual for Safety & Comfort
• End User License Agreement
Features
This computer incorporates the following features and benefits:
Processor
Built-in
Please visit your region’s website for the configuration
details of the model that you have purchased.
Memory
Slots
Video RAM
PC2-4200 or PC2-5300 512 MB, 1024 MB or 2048 MB
memory modules can be installed in the two memory
slots.Maximum system memory size is depending on
the model you purchased.
Integrated Video Memory in graphic chip by ATI
Radeon™ X1200, up to 256MB shared with main
memory.(for more than 1GB main memory)
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• Microsoft® Windows Vista™ manual package (provided with some models)
Introduction
Disks
INTRODUCTION
Hard disk drive
The computer has an integrated, 2 1/2" hard disk drive
(HDD) for nonvolatile storage of data and software. It
comes in the following sizes.
60 GB
80 GB
100 GB
120 GB
160 GB
200 GB
250 GB
300 GB
Disclaimer (Hard disk drive capacity)
CD-RW/DVDROM drive
For more information on the Disclaimer regarding Hard
disk drive capacity, please refer to the Disclaimer section in chapter 10.
Some models are equipped with a full-size, CD-RW/
DVD-ROM drive module that lets you run CD/DVDs
without using an adaptor. It reads DVD-ROMs at maximum 8 speed and CD-ROMs at maximum 24 speed. It
writes CD-R at up to 24 speed and CD-RW at up to 24
speed. See Chapter 4, Operating Basics, for details. For
reading, this drive supports the same formats as the
DVD-ROM drive.
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DVD Super Multi
(+-R DL) drive
• DVD-R
• DVD-RW
• DVD+R
• DVD+RW
• DVD-RAM
• DVD+R DL
• DVD-R DL
• CD-DA
• CD-Text
• Photo CD (single/multi-session)
• CD-ROM Mode 1, Mode 2
• CD-ROMXA Mode 2 (Form1, Form2)
• Enhanced CD (CD-EXTRA)
• CD-G (Audio CD only)
• Addressing Method 2
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Some models are equipped with a full-size DVD Super
Multi (+- R DL) drive module that lets you record data
to rewritable CD/DVDs as well as run either 12 cm
(4.72") or 8 cm (3.15") CD/DVDs without using an
adaptor. It reads DVD-ROMs at maximum 8 speed and
CD-ROMs at maximum 24 speed. It writes CD-R at up
to 24 speed, CD-RW at up to 16 speed, DVD-R at up to
8 speed and DVD-RW at maximum 6 speed and DVDRAM at maximum 5 speed. DVD+R at up to 8 speed
and DVD+RW at up to 8 speed. DVD+R DL at up to 4
speed and DVD-R DL at up to 4 speed. This drive supports the same formats as the DVD-ROM drive.
• DVD-ROM
• DVD-Video
Introduction
INTRODUCTION
HD DVD ROM
drive
Some models are equipped with a full-size HD DVDROM drive module that lets you run CD's or DVD's
without using an adaptor. The drive reads DVD-ROM's
at a maximum 8x speed and CD-ROM's at a maximum
24x speed, and HD DVD's at a maximum 1x speed and
writes CD-R's at up to 16x speed, CD-RW's at up to 10x
speed, DVD-R's and DVD+R's at up to 4x speed, DVDRW's and DVD+RW's at up to 4x speed, DVD-R (Dual
layer) at up to 2x speed, DVD+R (Double Layer) at up
to 2.4x speed and DVD-RAM at up to 3x speed, and
supports the following formats:
• CD-R
• CD-RW
• DVD-ROM
• DVD-Video
• CD-DA
• CD-Text
• Photo CD. (single/multi-session)
• CD-ROM Mode 1, Mode 2
• CD-ROM XA Mode 2 (Form1, Form2)
• Enhanced CD (CD-EXTRA)
• Addressing Method 2
• DVD-R
• DVD-R (Dual Layer)
• DVD-RW
• DVD+R
• DVD+R (Double Layer)
• DVD+RW
• DVD-RAM
• HD DVD-ROM
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Keyboard
Built-in
85 keys or 86 keys, compatible with IBM® enhanced
keyboard, embedded numeric overlay, dedicated cursor
control,
and
keys. See Chapter 5, The Keyboard, for details.
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Some models are equipped with a full-size HD DVD-R
drive module that lets you run CD's or DVD's without
using an adaptor. The drive reads DVD-ROM's at a
maximum 8x speed and CD-ROM's at a maximum 24x
speed, and HD DVD's at a maximum 1x speed and
writes CD-R's at up to 16x speed, CD-RW's at up to 4x
speed, DVD-R's and DVD+R's at up to 4x speed, DVDRW's and DVD+RW's at up to 4x speed, DVD-R (Dual
layer) at up to 2x speed, DVD+R (Double Layer) at up
to 2.4x speed and DVD-RAM at up to 3x speed, HD
DVD-R at up to 1x speed, and supports the following
formats:
• CD-R
• CD-RW
• DVD-ROM
• DVD-Video
• CD-DA
• CD-Text
• CD-DA
• CD-Text
• Photo CD. (single/multi-session)
• CD-ROM Mode 1, Mode 2
• CD-ROM Mode 1, Mode 2
• CD-ROM XA Mode 2 (Form1, Form2)
• Enhanced CD (CD-EXTRA)
• Addressing Method 2
• DVD-R
• DVD-R (Dual Layer)
• DVD-RW
• DVD+R
• DVD+R (Double Layer)
• DVD+RW
• DVD-RAM
• HD DVD-ROM
• HD DVD-R
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Pointing Device
Built-in
A Touch Pad/Dual Mode Pad and control buttons in the
palm rest enable control of the on-screen pointer.
Battery pack
The computer is powered by one rechargeable lithiumion battery pack.
The internal RTC battery backs up the Real Time Clock
(RTC) and calendar.
The universal AC adaptor provides power to the system
and recharges the batteries when they are low. It comes
with a detachable power cord. Because it is universal, it
can receive a range of AC voltage between 100 and 240
volts.
Power
RTC battery
AC adaptor
Ports
Headphone
Microphone
External monitor
Universal Serial Bus
(USB2.0)
i.LINK™
(IEEE 1394)
Video Out Jack
HDMI
Enables connection of a stereo headphone.
Enables connection of a monaural microphone.
15-pin, analog VGA port supports VESA DDC2B compatible functions.
Four Universal Serial Bus (USB) enables chain connection of a number of USB-equipped devices to one port
on your computer.
This port enables high-speed data transfer directly from
external devices such as digital video camera.(Provided
with some models.)
This S-Video out port lets you transfer NTSC or PAL
data to external devices.
This HDMI jack lets you connect external devices. (Provided with some models)
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Express Card
This slot lets you easily transfer data from devices, such
as digital cameras and Personal Digital Assistants, that
use flash memory (SD/SDHC/MS/MS Pro/MMC/xD
memory cards). (Provided with some models)
Express Card slot allows you to install a Express
Card™/34 or Express Card™/54 to expand functionality.
Refer to Chapter 8, Optional Devices, for details.
Multimedia
Web Camera
Sound System
S-Video Out Port
Record/Send still or video images with this integrated
Web Camera.
Windows Sound System compatible sound system provides internal speaker as well as jacks for an external
microphone and headphone. It also has a volume control
dial.
This S-Video out port lets you transfer NTSC or PAL
data to external devices. See Chapter 8, Television, for
details.
Communications
LAN
Wireless LAN
The computer is equipped with a LAN card that supports Ethernet LAN (10 Mbit/s, 10BASE-T) or Fast
Ethernet LAN (100 Mbit/s, 100BASE-TX). It is preinstalled as a standard device in some markets.(Depending
on model you purchased)
Some computers in this series are equipped with a Wireless LAN mini card that is compatible with other LAN
systems based on Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum/
Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing radio
technology that complies with the IEEE 802.11 Standard (Revision A, B, G and Draft N).
Roaming over multiple channels.
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Modem
Bluetooth®
Wireless Communication Switch
Some computers in this series are equipped with an
internal modem. The internal modem provides capability for data and fax communication. It supports V.90
(V.92). Refer to V.90 section in Appendix C. The speed
of date transfer and fax depends on analog telephone
line conditions. It has a modem jack for connecting to a
telephone line. It is preinstalled as a standard device in
some markets. Both of V.90 and V.92 are supported only
in USA, Canada and Australia. Only V.90 is available in
other regions.
Some computers in this series are equipped with Bluetooth functions. Bluetooth® wireless technology eliminates the need for cables between electronic devices
such as computers and printers. Bluetooth® provides
fast, reliable, and secure wireless communication in a
small space.
This switch turns the Wireless LAN and Bluetooth function on and off. (Provided with some models)
Security
Security lock slot
Connects an optional security lock to anchor the computer to a desk or other large object.
Software
Operating System
TOSHIBA Utilities
Plug and Play
Windows Vista™ is available. Refer to the preinstalled
software section at the front of this chapter.
A number of utilities and drivers are preinstalled to
make your computer more convenient to use. Refer to
the Utilities section in this chapter.
When you connect an external device to the computer or
when you install a component, Plug and Play capability
enables the system to recognize the connection and
make the necessary configurations automatically.
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The following features are either unique to TOSHIBA computers or are
advanced features, which make the computer more convenient to use.
Hot keys Key combinations let you quickly modify the system
configuration directly from the keyboard without running a system configuration program.
Display automatic This feature automatically cuts off power to the internal
power off display when there is no keyboard input for a time specified. Power is restored when any key is pressed. You
can specify the time in the Monitor power off item of
the Basic Setup tab in TOSHIBA Power Saver.
HDD automatic This feature automatically cuts off power to the hard
power off disk drive when it is not accessed for a time specified.
Power is restored when the hard disk is accessed. You
can specify the time in the HDD Power off item of the
Basic Setup tab in TOSHIBA Power Saver.
System automatic This feature automatically shuts down the system in
Sleep/Hibernation sleep mode or Hibernation mode when there is no input
or hardware access for a time specified. You can specify
the time and select either System Sleep or System hibernation in the System sleep and System item of the Basic
Setup tab in TOSHIBA Power Saver.
Keypad overlay A ten-key pad is integrated into the keyboard. Refer to
the Keypad overlay section in Chapter 5, The Keyboard,
for instructions on using the keypad overlay.
Power on password Two levels of password security, supervisor and user,
are available to prevent unauthorized access to your
computer.
Instant security A hot key function blanks the screen and disables the
computer providing data security.
Intelligent power A microprocessor in the computer’s intelligent power
supply supply detects the battery’s charge and calculates the
remaining battery capacity. It also protects electronic
components from abnormal conditions, such as voltage
overload from an AC adaptor. You can monitor remaining battery capacity. Use the Battery remaining item in
TOSHIBA Power Saver.
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Battery save mode
Panel power on/off
Low battery automatic hibernation
Heat dispersal
Hibernation
Sleep
This feature lets you save battery power. You can specify the Power Save Mode in the Profile item in
TOSHIBA Power Saver.
This feature turns power to the computer off when the
display panel is closed and turns it back on when the
panel is opened. You can specify the setting in the When
I close the lid item of the Setup Action tab in TOSHIBA
Power Saver.
When battery power is exhausted to the point that computer operation cannot be continued, the system automatically enters Hibernation and shuts down. You can
specify the setting in the Setup Action tab in TOSHIBA
Power Saver.
To protect from overheating, the CPU has an internal
temperature sensor. If the computer’s internal temperature rises to a certain level, the cooling fan is turned on
or the processing speed is lowered. Use the Cooling
Method item of the Basic Setup tab in TOSHIBA Power
Saver.
Maximum
Turns on fan first, then if necessary
Performance
lowers CPU processing speed.
Battery
Lowers the CPU processing speed
optimized
first, then if necessary turns on the
fan.
This feature lets you turn off the power without exiting
from your software. The contents of main memory are
saved to the hard disk, when you turn on the power
again, you can continue working right where you left
off. Refer to the Turning off the power section in Chapter 3, Getting Started, for details.
If you have to interrupt your work, you can turn off the
power without exiting from your software. Data is
maintained in the computer’s main memory. When you
turn on the power again, you can continue working right
where you left off.
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- Internet button
- CD/DVD button
TOSHIBA
Zooming Utility
TOHSIBA PC
Diagnostic Tool
TOSHIBA
Flash Cards
The starting application from the button can be changed.
This utility allows you to enlarge or reduce the icon size
on the Windows Desktop, or the zoom factor associated
with specific supported applications.
The TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool will display basic
system configuration information and allow the functionality of some of the computer’s built-in hardware
devices to be tested.
This utility supports the following functions.
❑
Hot Key function.
❑
TOSHIBA utility launcher function.
When you start or resume your computer, the TOSHIBA Flash
Cards may take a moment to become available and may display
several times before completely activating. The hot key functions
will be available once the TOSHIBA Flash Cards are completely
active.
If your system is busy and you see a “Not Responding” message,
allow TOSHIBA Flash Cards to completely activate before you
continue to use the utility and hot keys.
TOSHIBA
Components
common Driver
TOSHIBA Components Common Driver contains the
module required for the utility which TOSHIBA offers.
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This section describes the TOSHIBA Component features pre-installed on the
computer.
TOSHIBA TOSHIBA Power Saver provides you with the feature
Power Saver of more various power supply managements.
TOSHIBA This utility controls the following computer button
Button Support functions.
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Accessibility
The TOSHIBA Accessibility utility provides support to
movement impaired users when they need to use the
TOSHIBA Hot-key functions. In use, the utility allows
you to make the FN key "sticky", that is you can press it
once, release it, and then press one of the "F" keys in
order to access its specific function. When set, the FN
key will remain active until another key is pressed.
Utilities and Application
This section describes pre-installed utilities and tells how to start them. For
details on operation, refer to each utility’s online manual, help files or readme.txt
files.
TOSHIBA Assist
HW Setup
TOSHIBA Assist is a graphical user interface that provides easy access to help and services.
To start the utility, click the Windows Start button, point
to All Programs, click TOSHIBA, click Utilities, and
select HWSetup icon.
TOSHIBA DVD
Video Player
This software is provided for playback of DVD Video.
(This software is pre-installed with CD-RW/DVD-ROM
TOSHIBA HD
DVD Video Player
TOSHIBA
Disc Creator
drive or DVD Super Multi drive model.)
This software is provided for playback of HD DVD
Video and DVD Video.
(This software is pre-installed with HD DVDROM
drive or HD DVD-R drive model.)
You can create CD/DVDs in several formats including
audio CDs that can be played on a standard stereo CD
player and data CD/DVDs to store the files and folderson your hard disk drive. This software can be used on a
model with CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive, DVD-R/-RW
drive, DVD+-R/+-RW drive and DVD Super Multi
drive.
You can boot TOSHIBA Disc Creator from the menu
bar as follows.
Start → All Programs → TOSHIBA → CD&DVD
Applications → Disc Creator
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DVD-RAM Utility
TOSHIBA DVD-RAM Utility has the function of Physical Format and Write-Protect to DVD-RAM.
Ulead DVD
for
TOSHIBA
Movie®Factory
TOSHIBA
ConfigFree
You can boot TOSHIBA DVD-RAM Utility from the
menu bar as follows.
Start → All Programs → TOSHIBA → CD&DVD
Applications → DVD-RAM Utility
You can edit digital video and make a DVD-Video and
support Labelflash function.
ConfigFree is a suite of utilities to allow easy control of
communication device and network connections. ConfigFree also allows you to find communication problems and create profiles for easy switching between
location and communication networks.
You can boot ConfigFree from the menu bar as follows.
Dual Mode Pad
Start → All Programs → TOSHIBA → Networking → ConfigFree
The Dual Mode TouchPad is a TouchPad that provides
normal Synaptics features in its default mode and
switches to a DualMode interface when the upper right
corner of the TouchPad is tapped. Tapping the same corner again will revert to normal pointing mode.
The volume control on the right side of the Touch Pad and print
button may not function with some applications.
Bluetooth
TOSHIBA Stack
This software enables communication between remote
Bluetooth devices.
Bluetooth cannot be used in models that do not have a Bluetooth
module installed.
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Fingerprint Utility
This product has a fingerprint utility installed for the
purpose of enrolling and recognizing fingerprints. By
enrolling the ID and password to the fingerprint authentication device, it is no longer necessary to input the
password from the keyboard. Just by swiping the finger
against the fingerprint sensor, the following functions
will be enabled:
❑
Logon to Windows and access a security-enabled
homepage through IE (Internet Explorer).
❑
Files and folders can be encrypted/decrypted and
third party access to them prevented.
❑
Disable the password-protected screen-saver when
returning from power-saving (sleep) mode.
❑
Power-on Security and Single Sign-On feature.
❑
Authentication of the User Password and Hard Disk
Password when booting up the computer.
Fingerprint utility cannot be used in models that do not have a
fingerprint module installed.
Windows
Mobility Center
This section describes the Windows Mobility Center.
Mobility Center is a utility for accessing several mobile
PC settings quickly in one window. A default maximum
of eight tiles are provided by the operating system, and
the additional two tiles are added to your Mobility Center.
❑
Lock Computer: This can be used to lock your computer without turning it off. This has the same function as the Lock button at the bottom of the right
pane in the start menu.
❑
TOSHIBA Assist: This can be used to open
TOSHIBA Assist if it is already installed in your
computer.
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You can add a number of options to make your computer even more powerful
and convenient to use. The following options are available:
Memory expansion Two memory expansion slots are available for installing
512 MB, 1024 MB or 2048 MB memory modules. The
modules are PC2-5300, 200-pin, SO Dual In-line (SODIMM).
Battery pack An additional battery pack 6 cells Type (PA3534U1BRS/ PA3534U-1BAS) and 9 cells Type (PA3535U1BRS/ PA3535U-1BAS) can be purchased from your
TOSHIBA dealer. The battery pack is identical to the
one that came with your computer. Use it as a spare or
replacement.
AC adaptor If you use your computer at more than one site, it may
be convenient to purchase an additional AC adaptor for
each site so you will not have to carry the adaptor with
you.
USB diskette drive A 3 1/2" diskette drive accommodates 1.44-megabyte.
Security lock A slot is available to attach a security cable to the computer to deter theft.
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This chapter identifies the various components of your computer. Become familiar with each component before you operate the computer.
Figure 2-1 shows the computer’s front with its display panel in the closed position.
SYSTEM
INDICATORS
VOLUME
DISPLAY LATCH
FRONT EDGE
LOGO
CONTROL
WIRELESS
HEADPHONE
COMMUNICATION
INFRARED PORT*
SWITCH*
MICROPHONE
MULTIPLE DIGITAL
MEDIA CARD SLOT*
*Depending on the model you purchased
Figure 2-1 Front of the computer with display closed
Front Edge Logo
Display latch
Front Edge Logo indicates the computer series you
bought. (The availability of this function depends on the
model you purchased.)
This latch secures the LCD panel in its closed position.
Slide the latch to open the display.
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Microphone jack
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Headphone jack
Infrared receiver
window
Multiple Digital
Media Card Slot
System
Indicators
Wireless communication switch
Use this dial to adjust the volume of the system speaker
and headphones.
A standard 3.5 mm mini microphone jack enables connection of a monaural microphone or other device for
audio input.
A standard 3.5 mm mini headphone jack enables connection of a stereo headphone (16 ohm minimum) or
other device for audio output. When you connect headphones, the internal speaker is automatically disabled.
Infrared receiver window is provided with some models.
This is a sensor window that receives signals from the
remote controller which is provided with your computer.
This slot lets you easily transfer data from devices, such
as digital camera and PDA, that use flash memory (SD/
SDHC/MS/MS Pro/MMC/xD memory cards).(Provided
with some models)
Five LEDs let you monitor the DC IN, Power status,
Main battery, Disk and Multiple Digital Media Card.
Details are in the System indicators sections.
Slide this switch toward the right of the computer to turn
on Wireless communication. Slide it toward the left of
the computer to turn off the functions. (Provided with
some models)
Set the switch to off in airplanes and hospitals. Check the Wireless
communication indicator. It will stop glowing when the wireless
communication.
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Left side
Figure 2-2 shows the computer’s left side.
FAN VENT
VIDEO-OUT JACK
EXPRESS CARD SLOT
MONITOR PORT
USB PORTS
I.LINK
HDMI*
(IEEE 1394) PORT*
*Depending on the model you purchased
Figure 2-2 The left side of the computer
External monitor
port
Fan vent
This 15-pin port lets you connect an external monitor.
Provides air flow for the fan.
Be careful not to block the fan vent. Also be careful to keep
foreign objects out of the vents. A pin or similar object can
damage the computer’s circuitry.
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LAN jack
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i.LINK (IEEE
1394) Port
Plug a 4-pin S-Video connector into this jack.
This jack lets you connect to a LAN. The adaptor has
built-in support for Ethernet LAN (10 Mbit/s, 10BASET) or Fast Ethernet LAN (100 Mbit/s, 100BASE-TX).
The LAN has two indicators. See Chapter 4, Operating
Basics, for details.
Connect an external device, such as a digital video camera to this port for high-speed data transfer. Some models are equipped with a i.LINK port. (Provided with
some models)
When multiple IEEE1394 devices are connected to a PC, the
devices may not correctly be identified. This problem may occur
when Windows Vista™ is restarted while the devices are
connected or when the power to the IEEE1394 devices is turned
on before the PC is turned on. If it occurs, disconnect the
IEEE1394 cables and then reconnect them.
HDMI out port
Express Card
Slot
HDMI out port can connect with Type A connector
HDMI cable.
One HDMI cable can send and receive video, audio and
control signals.(Provided with some models)
The computer provides Express Card slot on its left
side, which allows you to install an additional Express
Card.
Keep foreign objects out of the Express Card slot. A pin or similar
object can damage the computer’s circuitry
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Universal Serial
Bus Ports
The two Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports comply with
USB Serial 2.0 standards, which enables data transfer
speeds 40 times faster than the USB 1.1 standards. (The
ports also support USB 1.1)
.
Keep foreign objects out of the USB connectors. A pin or similar
object can damage the computer’s circuitry.
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Figure 2-3 shows the computer’s right side.
MODEM JACK*
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SECURITY LOCK SLOT
OPTICAL DISC DRIVE
USB PORTS
DC IN 19V
*The availability of Modem Jack is depending on the model you purchased.
Figure 2-3 The right side of the computer
Universal Serial
Bus Ports
The two Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports comply with
USB Serial 2.0 standards, which enables data transfer
speeds 40 times faster than the USB 1.1 standards. (The
ports also support USB 1.1)
Keep foreign objects out of the USB connectors. A pin or similar
object can damage the computer’s circuitry.
Operation of all functions of all USB devices has not been
confirmed. some functions might not execute properly.
Optical disc
Drive
Modem jack
A CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive, a DVD super Multi drive,
a HD DVD-ROM drive or a HD DVD-R drive.
In areas where an internal modem is installed as standard equipment, there is a modem jack that lets you use
a modular cable to connect the modem directly to a telephone line. The modem is not supported in some marketing regions.(Provided with some models)
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Security lock slot
DC IN 19V
A security cable attaches to this slot. The optional security cable anchors your computer to a desk or other large
object to deter theft.
The AC adaptor connects to this socket. Use only the
model of AC adaptor that comes with the computer.
Using the wrong adaptor can damage your computer.
Back side
Figure 2-4 shows the computer’s back side.
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Figure 2-4 The computer’s back side
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Underside
Figure 2-5 shows the underside of the computer. Make sure the display is closed
before turning over your computer.
BATTERY
PACK
BATTERY
RELEASE LATCH
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BATTERY PACK
LOCK
MEMORY MODULE COVER
Figure 2-5 The underside of the computer
Battery pack
Battery release
latch
Battery pack lock
Memory module
cover
The battery pack powers the computer when the AC
adaptor is not connected. The Batteries section in Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up Modes, describes how to
access the battery pack. Additional battery packs can be
purchased from your TOSHIBA dealer to extend the
computer’s battery operating time.
Slide this latch to release the battery pack.
This latch moves only when the computer is upside
down.
Slide the battery pack lock to unlocked position to free
the battery latch.
This cover protects two memory module sockets. One
or two modules are preinstalled.
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Front with the display open
Figure 2-6 shows the front of the computer with the display open. To open the
display, slide the display latch on the front of the computer and lift the display
up. Position the display at a comfortable viewing angle.
DISPLAY SCREEN
WEB CAMERA*
STEREO SPEAKER
(RIGHT)
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AV BUTTON*
FINGERPRINT
SENSOR*
POWER
BUTTON
TOUCH PAD
CONTROL
BUTTONS
STEREO SPEAKER
(LEFT)
TOUCH PAD/
DUAL MODE PAD
SYSTEM
INDICATORS
*Provided with some models
Figure 2-6 The front with the display open
Display Screen
The full-color LCD displays high-contrast text and
graphics The computer’s LCD is 15.4" WXGA, 1280
horizontal x 800 vertical pixels.
The computer has a Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) display.
Refer to Appendix B.
When the computer operates on power through the AC
adaptor, the display screen’s image will be somewhat
brighter than when it operates on battery power. The
lower brightness level is intended to save battery power.
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Fingerprint
Sensor
The speaker emits sound generated by your software as
well as audio alarms, such as low battery condition, generated by the system.
Just by swiping the finger against the fingerprint sensor,
the following functions will be enabled (Provided with
some models):
❑
Logon to Windows and access a security-enabled
homepage through IE (Internet Explorer).
❑
Files and folders can be encrypted/decrypted and
third party access to them prevented.
❑
Disable the password-protected screen-saver when
returning from power-saving (sleep) mode.
❑
Power-on Security and Single Sign-On feature.
❑
Touch Pad/
Dual Mode Pad
Touch Pad
Control Buttons
Power Button
Web Camera
Authentication of the User Password and Hard Disk
Password when booting up the computer.
Moves the pointer and selects or activates items on the
screen. Can be set to perform other mouse functions,
such as scrolling, selecting, and double-clicking.
Function like the left and right buttons on an external
mouse.
Press the power button to turn the computer’s power on
and off. The Power button LED indicates the status.
Record/Send still or video images with this integrated
Web Camera.(Provided with some models)
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AV Button
Six buttons are provided with some models.
Play/Pause
Button
STOP
Previous Button
Next Button
Press this button to begin playing an audio CD, a DVD
movie or digital audio files. This button also acts as a
Pause button.
Press this button to stop play.
Press this button to advance to the previous track, chapter or data.
Press this button to advance to the next track, chapter or
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Available for use: Internet, CD/DVD, Play/Pause, Stop, Previous, Next.
These buttons allow you to manage Audio/Video, run applications and access utilities.
Refer to the AV button function section in Chapter 4, Operating Basics for details.
Internet Button Press this button to launch an Internet browser. If the
computer’s power is off, you can press this button to
turn on the computer’s power and launch the browser
automatically in one step.
CD/DVD Button Pressing this button will launch an application program
that allows Windows Media Player / DVD Video Player.
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System indicators
Figure 2-7 shows the system indicators, which light when various computer
operations are in progress.
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DIGITAL MEDIA
CARD SLOT
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DISK
MAIN
BATTERY
DC IN
POWER
Figure 2-7 System indicators
Power source/system indicators
DC IN
Power
Main Battery
Disk
Multiple Digital
Media Card Slot
The DC IN indicator glows blue when DC power is supplied from the AC power adaptor. If the adaptor’s output
voltage is abnormal or if the power supply malfunctions, this indicator flashes amber.
The Power indicator glows blue when the computer is
on. If you turn off the computer in Sleep mode, this indicator blinks amber while the computer shuts down.
The Main battery indicator shows the condition of the
charge. Blue means fully charged and amber means
being charged. Refer to Chapter 6, Power and PowerUp Modes.
The Disk indicator glows blue when the computer is
accessing a disk drive.
The Multiple digital Media Card Slot indicator glows
blue when the computer is accessing the Multiple Digital Media Card Slot.
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Keyboard indicators
When the CAPS LOCK indicator glows the keyboard is in all-caps mode.
CAPS LOCK
INDICATOR
This indicator glows green when the alphabet keys are
locked in uppercase.
CAPS LOCK
The figures below show the positions of the keypad overlay indicators and the
CAPS LOCK indicator.
When the F10 key indicator glows the keypad overlay lets you control the cursor.
When the F11 key indicator glows the keypad overlay lets you enter numbers.
NUMERIC MODE
ARROW MODE
Figure 2-9 Keypad overlay indicators
Arrow mode
Numeric mode
When the Arrow mode indicator lights green, you can
use the keypad overlay (white labeled keys) as cursor
keys. Refer to the Keypad overlay section in Chapter 5,
The Keyboard.
You can use the keypad overlay (white labeled keys) for
numeric input when the Numeric mode indicator
lights green. Refer to the Keypad overlay section in
Chapter 5, The Keyboard.
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Optical disc drive
CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive, DVD Super Multi (+-R DL) drive, HD DVD-ROM
drive or a HD DVD-R drive. An ATAPI interface controller is used for CD/DVD/
HD DVD-ROM operation. When the computer is accessing a CD/DVD/HD
DVD, an indicator on the drive glows.
About the HD DVD
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This chapter describes the features, use of HD DVD and HD DVD Media.
Summary
HD DVD allows users to enjoy video, concerts and other packaged content by
taking advantage of its large amount of storage space and high-quality audio and
video. HD DVD also allows for the storage of long video when combined with
the latest video compression technologies.
The storage capacity and data transfer rate of HD DVD is superior to standard
DVD, with two types of playback-only discs in single-sided single-layer 15GB
and single-sided dual-layer 30GB (Gigabyte) formats.
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Unfinalized DVDs created on home DVD recorders may not
be playable on the computer.
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When inserting an unfinalized DVD-R DL disc into the computer, Windows Vista™ may automatically finalize the disc
and prevent further writing.
Notes on Use
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Because HD DVD is a new format there is a possibility of new features
being added at a later date. As such, it is important that the purchaser understands that software and other updates may be necessary after purchase.
Please be sure to complete user registration in order to receive timely product updates.
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This product can play existing DVD and CD formats, however, playback
may not be possible with some software. This product cannot play Blu-ray
DISCTM format software.
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HD DVD is a new standard which makes use of new technologies. As such,
there is a possibility of problems occurring related to connection, compatibility or operation with some discs and other digital devices. The HD DVDROM logo signifies that this drive complies with the HD DVD physical
standard, and does not signify compliance with the HD DVD Video stan-
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dard. This device does not support advanced features of the HD DVD Video
standard as defined by the DVD Forum, including picture-in-picture and
network dowload features. Screen movement may not be smooth, and performance may be lowered with some HD DVD content.
Playback of high bit rate content may cause frame dropping, audio skipping
or decrease in computer performance.
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Viewing of HD DVD content on an external display requires an HDCP capable HDMITM or DVI input on the external display.
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Make sure to connect the computer's AC adaptor when playing an HD DVD.
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CPU power is concentrated on HD DVD playback when playing an HD
DVD, so make sure to exit all other applications.
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Dolby Digital audio enhancements are only supported by Microsoft® Windows® operating system. Content with high sample rates of 48kHz or more
are downsampled when output through either the built-in speakers or headphone jack.
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This device supports AACS (Advanced Access Content System) nextgeneration copy protection technology. Renewal of the AACS key integrated into
this device is required for uninterrupted enjoyment of HD DVD. An Internet
connection is required when renewing the key.
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For more information on AACS keys, visit the AACS website (www.aacsla.com/home).
Region codes for DVD drives and media
Optical disc drive and media are manufactured according to the specifications of
six marketing regions. When you purchase DVD-Video, make sure it matches
your drive, otherwise it will not play properly.
Code
1
2
3
4
5
6
Region
Canada, United States
Japan, Europe, South Africa, Middle East
Southeast Asia, East Asia
Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Central America,
South America, Caribbean
Russia, Indian Subcontinent, Africa, North Korea, Mongolia
China
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Writable discs
This section describes the types of writable CD/DVD/HD DVD discs. Check the
specifications for your drive to for the type of discs it can write. Use TOSHIBA
Disc Creator to write compact discs. Refer to Chapter 4, Operating Basics.
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CDs
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CD-R discs can be written only once. The recorded data cannot be erased or
changed.
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CD-RW discs can be recorded more than once. Use either 1, 2, or 4 multi
speed CD-RW discs or high-speed 4 to 10 speed discs. The write speed of
the ultra-speed CD-RW discs (Ultra-speed is CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive
only) is maximum 24 speed.
DVDs
◆
DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-R DL and DVD+R DL discs can be written only
once. The recorded data cannot be erased or changed.
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DVD-RW, DVD+RW and DVD-RAM discs can be recorded more than
once.
Formats
The drives support the following formats:
•
•
•
•
DVD-ROM
CD-DA
Photo CD™ (single/multi-session)
CD-ROM x A Mode 2 (Form1,
Form2)
• CD-G (Audio CD only)
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•
•
DVD-Video
CD-Text
CD-ROM Mode 1, Mode 2
Enhanced CD (CDEXTRA)
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HD DVDs
Like CD and DVD, HD DVD is divided into the read-only and recordableformats listedbelow.
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Some media cannot be used with this product. Be sure to thoroughly read
section "HD DVD-ROM drive" or "HD DVD-R drive" of this before using
this product.
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HD DVD-Video: For video playback. Used to store movies and other video.
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HD DVD-ROM: Read-only media.
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HD DVD-R: A recordable media which can be written to only once.
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HD DVD (Twin format disc): Has both HD DVD and DVD recordable layers.
Media Structures and Capacity
HD DVD
Recordable Surface
Recordable Layer Structure
Single-sided Single-Layer HD DVD Recordable Layer Only
Single-sided Dual-Layer
HD DVD Recordable Layer Only
Double-sided Single-Layer HD DVD Recordable Layer Only
Double-sided Dual-Layer HD DVD Recordable Layer Only
HD DVD (Twin format disc)
Recordable Surface
Recordable Layer Structure
HD DVD Recordable Layer
Single-sided Dual-Layer
DVD Recordable Layer
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15GB
30GB
30GB
60GB
Capacity
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Formats
Some types and formats of DVD-R DL and DVD+R DL discs may
be unreadable.
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• DVD-R
• DVD-R DL
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• DVD-RW
• DVD+R
• DVD+R DL
• DVD+RW
• DVD-RAM
• DVD-Video
• CD-R
• CD-RW
• HD DVD-R (Singlesided SingleLayer)
• CD-DA
• CD-Text
• CD-ROM XA Mode 2
(Form1, Form2)
• CD-ROM Mode 1,Mode 2
• Photo CD™ (single/ multisession)
• Enhanced CD (CDEXTRA)
• Addressing Method 2
• HD DVD-ROM (Singlesided Single-Layer)
• HD DVD-ROM DL (Single-sided Dual-Layer)
• HD DVD (Twin format
disc)
• HD DVD-Video
• HD DVD-R DL (Single-sided
Dual-Layer)
CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive
The full-size CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive module lets you record data to rewritable CDs as well as run either 12 cm (4.72") or 8 cm (3.15") CD/DVDs without
using an adaptor.
The read speed is slower at the center of a disc and faster at the
outer edge.
DVD read
CD read
CD-R write
CD-RW write
8 speed (maximum)
24 speed (maximum)
24 speed (maximum)
10 speed (maximum, high-speed media)
24 speed (maximum, Ultra-speed media)
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DVD Super Multi (+-R DL) drive
The full-size DVD Super Multi drive module lets you record data to s as rewritable CDs as well as run either 12 cm (4.72") or 8 cm (3.15") CD/DVDs without
using an adaptor.
The read speed is slower at the center of a disc and faster at the
outer edge.
8 speed (maximum)
8 speed (maximum)
6 speed (maximum)
8 speed (maximum)
8 speed (maximum)
4 speed (maximum)
4 speed (maximum)
5 speed (maximum)
24 speed (maximum)
16 speed (maximum, ultra-speed media)
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DVD read
DVD-R write
DVD-RW write
DVD+R write
DVD+RW write
DVD+R DL write
DVD-R DL write
DVD-RAM write
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HD DVD ROM drive
The full-size HD DVD ROM drive module lets you record data to s as rewritable
CDs as well as run either 12 cm (4.72") HD DVD,12 cm (4.72") or 8 cm (3.15")
CD/DVDs without using an adaptor.
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The read speed is slower at the center of a disc and faster at the
outer edge.
CD read
DVD read
HVD read
DVD-R write
DVD-R DL write
DVD-RW write
DVD+R write
DVD+R DL write
DVD+RW write
DVD-RAM write
CD-R write
CD-RW write
24 speed (maximum)
8 speed (maximum)
1 speed (maximum)
4 speed (maximum)
2 speed (maximum)
4 speed (maximum)
4 speed (maximum)
2.4 speed (maximum)
4 speed (maximum)
3 speed (maximum)
16 speed (maximum)
10 speed (maximum, ultra-speed media)
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HD DVD-R drive
The full-size HD DVD-R drive module lets you record data to s as rewritable
CDs as well as run either 12 cm (4.72") HD DVD,12 cm (4.72") or 8 cm (3.15")
CD/DVDs without using an adaptor.
The read speed is slower at the center of a disc and faster at the
outer edge.
24 speed (maximum)
8 speed (maximum)
1 speed (maximum)
1 speed (maximum)
1 speed (maximum)
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CD read
DVD read
HD DVD read
HD DVD-R write
HD DVD-R DL
write
DVD-R write
DVD-RW write
DVD+R write
DVD+RW write
DVD+R DL write
DVD-R DL write
DVD-RAM write
CD-R write
CD-RW write
4 speed (maximum)
4 speed (maximum)
4 speed (maximum)
4 speed (maximum)
2.4 speed (maximum)
2 speed (maximum)
3 speed (maximum)
16 speed (maximum)
10 speed (maximum, ultra-speed media)
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Remote Controller
Your computer includes a Remote Controller which enables you to perform some
functions of your computer from a distant location.
The following figure shows the buttons on the Remote Controller.
Your can use your Remote Controller with Media Center to play CDs, DVDs and
videos, to view pictures and to watch and record television programs.
The Remote Controller helps you to control the playback of a movie through
Media Center .
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Using the Remote Controller, you can:
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Navigate and control all Media Center windows.
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Control the video.
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Place the computer in and out of Sleep Mode.
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Refer to the Using the Remote Controller section in this chapter for information
on how to use the Remote Controller as well as how to install and remove its batteries.
PLAY
PAUSE
POWER
RECORD
STOP
REWIND
FAST FORWARD
PLAY
SKIP
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BACK
MORE INFO
ARROWS
START
VOLUME +
VOLUME GUIDE
OK
MUTE
CHANNEL/PAGE
LIVE TV
RECORDED TV
DVD MENU
NUMBERS
CLEAR
ENTER
Figure 2-10 Remote Controller
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Power
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Record
Stop
Pause
Play
Starts or terminates the operating system.This button
functions like the Power button of your computer. By
default, the Sleep Mode is equivalent to the Power Off
state of your computer. To change the setting, click
Start, select Control panel → System and Maintenance → Power Options → System Settings.
The following four options are available: Do nothig,
Sleep, Hibernate and Shut down.
Records the selected television program and stores it on
your hand disk drive.
Stops the media currently playing.
Pauses an audio or video track.
Plays the selected media.
REW (Rewind)
Moves the media (video, DVD, music, and so on) backwards.
FWD
(Fast Forward)
Moves the media (video, DVD, music, and so on) forwards.
Replay
Moves media backward (seven seconds for videos, one
music track or one DVD chapter at a time).
Skip
Moves media forward (30 seconds for videos, one
music track or one DVD chapter).
Back
Displays the previous window.
More Info
Arrow
OK
The button provides more detail informations.
Moves the cursor to navigate within Media Center windows.
Selects the desired action or window option. It acts like
the ENTER Key.
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Volume +
Volume Start
Channel/Page up
(+) and down (-)
Mute
Recorded TV
Increases the volume while viewing DVD's or replaying
CD's.
Decreases the volume while viewing DVD's or replaying CD's.
Opens Media Center to the main window.
No function.
Guide
Opens Media Center to the main window.
Live TV
Opens Media Center to the main window.
DVD Menu
Numbers
Clear
Enter
Opens the main menu on a DVD movie, if available.
Allows you to select a chapter number while CD/DVD
replay. Numbers, letters or symbols can be entered.To
select a channel or chapter number of two or more digits, press the buttons sequentially. For example, press
the "1" button and then the "0" button to select the number 10.
Deletes entered numbers, letters or symbols.
The OK button on the Remote Controller has the same
functions.
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Turns your computer sound off.
Opens Media Center to the main window. The Recorded
TV feature of Media Center will be activated.
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Using the Remote Controller
This computer includes a remote control unit, which allows you to control some
of your computer's functions from a distant location.
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The Remote Controller is designed specifically for this computer.
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Some application programs may not support remote control
functions.
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Operational range of the Remote Controlle
Point the Remote controller at your computer and press a button. The operational
angle and distance are described below.
Distance Within 5m form the infrared receiver window.
Angle Within about 30 degrees horizontally and about 15
degrees vertically of perpendicular to the infrared
receiver window.
INFRARED
RECEIVER WINDOW
30 DEGREES
5M
30 DEGREES
15 DEGREES
(VERTICALLY)
REMOTE
CONTROLLER
Figure 2-11 Operational range of the remote control
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*The appearance of the provided Remote Controller may vary from model to
model, and it is not provided with some model.
Even if within the effective scope as described above, the remote
control may malfunction or not work correctly in the following
cases.
When an obstacle stands between the infrared receiver window of your computer and the Remote Controller
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When direct sunlight or strong fluorescent light strikes the
infrared receiver window.
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When the infrared receiver window or the infrared emission
part of the Remote Controller is dirty.
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When other computers which use an infrared remote controller are used near to your computer.
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When a low battery condition is present.
Installing/Removing batteries
Be sure to install the dry batteries provided with this product before using the
Remote Controller.The procedures for installing and removing the batteries vary
depending on the type of the Remote Controller. Check the type and then install
or remove the batteries as instructed.
Store the battery for the remote control beyond the reach of
children.If a child swallows a battery, this might result in choking.
If it happens, contact a doctor immediately.
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Observe the following precautions when using the battery of the
Remote Controller.
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Do not use batteries other than those specified.
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Ensure that you insert the batteries with their polarities correctly aligned (+ or -).
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Do not recharge, heat, disassemble or short the battery, or
put it into a fire or flame.
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Do not use a battery whose 'recommended expiration date'
has been reached, or which is completely discharged.
❑
Do not use different types of batteries or old and new batteries at the same time.
❑
Do not carry the battery together with metal necklaces, hairpins or other metal accessories.
❑
When storing or disposing of used batteries, make sure to put
some insulation tape on their terminals (+ and -) to avoid
short-circuits
If these precautions are not followed, heating, fluid leakage or
explosion may occur. This may cause burns or personal injury. If
battery fluid gets on your skin or clothes, wash immediately with
clean water. If battery fluid gets in your eyes, rinse your eyes with
clean water immediately and see a doctor. Do not touch the
battery fluid on instruments or devices with bare hands. Wipe off
with a cloth or paper towel.
Type of battery that can be used for the Remote Controller
When the batteries shipped with the Remote Controller are discharged, replace
them with commercially available AA manganese batteries or AA alkaline batteries. Other types or battery should not be used.
Installing the batteries
1. Open the battery cover on the back side of the Remote Controller. Slide the
cover in the direction of the arrow to remove the cover.
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BATTERY COVER
Figure 2-12 Opening the battery cover
BATTERIES
Figure 2-13 Inserting the batteries
3. Close the battery cover.
Close the cover securely until it clicks
BATTERY COVER
Figure 2-14 Closing the battery cover
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2. Insert the batteries in place.
Be sure to place the batteries with their polarities (+ and -) in the correct
position.
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Replacing the batteries
When the batteries in the Remote Controller reach the end of their life, the
Remote Controller may not operate correctly or work only within a short distance from your computer. In this instance, you should purchase new batteries
and replace the discharged ones.
1. Open the battery cover on the back side of the Remote Controller.
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2. Replace the batteries.Be sure to place the batteries with their polarities (+
and -) in the correct position.
BATTERIES
Figure 2-15 Removing the batteries
3. Close the battery cover.
Close the cover securely until it clicks.
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AC adaptor
The AC adaptor converts AC power to DC power and reduces the voltage supplied to the computer. It can automatically adjust to any voltage from 100 to 240
volts and to a frequency of either 50 or 60 hertz, enabling you to use the computer in almost any region.
To recharge the battery, simply connect the AC adaptor to a power source and the
computer. See Chapter 6 Power and Power-Up Modes for details.
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Figure 2-16 The AC adaptor(2-pin plug)
Figure 2-17 The AC adaptor (3-pin plug)
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Use of the wrong adaptor could damage your computer.
TOSHIBA assumes no liability for any damage in such case.
The output rating for the computer is 19 volts DC.
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Please use only the AC adaptor supplied with the computer
or an AC adaptor certified by TOSHIBA.
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Chapter 3
Getting Started
This chapter provides basic information to get you started using your computer.
It covers the following topics:
Be sure also to read Instruction Manual for Safety & Comfort.
This guide, which is included with the computer, explains product
liability.
Connecting the AC adaptor
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Opening the display
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Turning on the power
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Starting up for the first time
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Turning off the power
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Restarting the computer
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System Recovery Options
If you are a new user, follow the steps in each section of this chapter as you prepare to operate your computer.
All users should be sure to carefully read the sections Windows
Vista™ setup, which describe actions to take when you turn on the
power for the first time.
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Getting Started
Connecting the AC adaptor
Attach the AC adaptor when you need to charge the battery or you want to operate from AC power. It is also the fastest way to get started, because the battery
pack will need to be charged before you can operate from battery power.
The AC adaptor can be connected to any power source supplying from 100 to
240 volts and 50 or 60 hertz. For details on using the AC adaptor to charge the
battery pack, refer to Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up Modes.
Use of the wrong adaptor could damage your computer.
TOSHIBA assumes no liability for any damage in such case. The
output rating for the computer is 19 volts DC.
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1. Connect the power cord to the AC adaptor.
Figure 3-1 Connecting the power cord to the AC adaptor
2. Connect the AC adaptor’s DC output plug to the DC IN port on the right
side of the computer.
DC-IN
Figure 3-2 Connecting the adaptor to the computer
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3. Plug the power cord into a live wall outlet. The Battery and DC IN indicator
on the front of the computer should glow.
Opening the display
The display panel can be rotated in a wide range of angles for optimal viewing.
1. Slide the display latch on the front of the computer to the right to unlatch
the display panel.
2. Lift the panel up and adjust it to the best viewing angle for you.
When you open the display, hold it with both hands and lift up
slowly.
.
DISPLAY LATCH
GETTING STARTED
Figure 3-3 Opening the display panel
Turning on the power
This section describes how to turn on the power.
After you turn on the power for the first time, do not turn it off
until you have set up the operating system (OS) and the OS has
started up.
1. If the external diskette drive is connected, make sure it is empty. If a diskette is in the drive, press the eject button and remove the diskette.
2. Open the display panel.
3. Press and hold the computer’s power button for two or three seconds.
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POWER
BUTTON
Figure 3-4 Turning on the power
Starting up for the first time
GETTING STARTED
When you first turn on the power, the computer’s initial screen is the Microsoft®
Windows Vista™ Startup Screen Logo.
Follow the on-screen directions.
Turning off the power
The power can be turned off in one of the following modes: Shut down (Boot),
Hibernation or Sleep mode.
Shut Down mode (Boot mode)
When you turn off the power in Shut Down mode, no data is saved and the computer will boot to the operating system’s main screen.
1. If you have entered data, save it to the hard disk or to a diskette.
2. Make sure all disk(disc) activity has stopped, then remove any CD/DVDs
or diskette.
Make sure the Disk’s indicator is off. If you turn off the power
while a disk(disc) is being accessed, you can lose data or damage
the disk(disc).
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3. Click Windows Start button, point to
, and then select Shut Down.
4. Turn off the power to any peripheral devices.
Do not turn the computer or devices back on immediately. Wait a
moment to let all capacitors fully discharge.
Hibernation mode
The hibernation feature saves the contents of memory to the hard disk when the
computer is turned off. The next time the computer is turned on, the previous
state is restored. The hibernation feature does not save the status of peripheral
devices.
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While entering hibernation mode, the computer saves the
contents of memory to the HDD. Data will be lost if you
remove the battery or disconnect the AC adaptor before the
save is completed. Wait for the Disk indicator to go out.
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Do not install or remove a memory module while the computer is in hibernation mode. Data will be lost.
The hibernation feature provides the following benefits:
❑
Saves data to the hard disk when the computer automatically shuts down
because of a low battery.
For the computer to shut down in hibernation mode, the
hibernation feature must be enabled in two places: the Hibernate
tab in Power Options and Setup Action tab in TOSHIBA Power
Saver. Otherwise, the computer will shut down in Sleep mode. If
battery power becomes depleted, data saved in Sleep mode will be
lost.
❑
You can return to your previous working environment immediately when
you turn on the computer.
❑
Saves power by shutting down the system when the computer receives no
input or hardware access for the duration set by the System hibernate feature.
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You can use the panel power off feature.
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Benefits of hibernation
Getting Started
Starting Hibernation
To enter Hibernation mode, follow the steps below.
Windows Vista™
1. Click Windows Start button.
2. Point to
.
3. Select Hibernate.
Automatic Hibernation
The computer will enter Hibernate mode automatically when you press the
power button or close the lid. First, however, make the appropriate settings
according to the steps below.
1. Open the Control Panel.
2. Open Mobile PC and open Power Options.
3. Select Choose what the power button does.
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4. Enable the desired Hibernation settings for When I press the power
button and When I close the lid.
5. Click the Save changes button.
Data save in hibernation mode
When you turn off the power in hibernation mode, the computer takes a moment
to save current memory data to the hard disk. During this time, the Built-in HDD
indicator will light.
After you turn off the computer and memory is saved to the hard disk, turn off
the power to any peripheral devices.
Do not turn the computer or devices back on immediately. Wait a
moment to let all capacitors fully discharge.
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Sleep mode
In sleep mode the power remains on, but the CPU and all other devices are in
sleep mode.
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Before entering Sleep mode, be sure to save your data.
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Do not install or remove a memory module while the computer is in sleep mode. The computer or the module could be
damaged.
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Do not remove the battery pack while the computer is in sleep
mode (unless the computer is connected to an AC power
source). Data in memory will be lost.
Benefits of sleep
The sleep feature provides the following benefits:
Restores the previous working environment more rapidly than does hibernation.
❑
Saves power by shutting down the system when the computer receives no
input or hardware access for the duration set by the System Sleep feature.
❑
You can use the panel power off feature.
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Executing sleep
You can also enable Sleep by pressing FN+F3. See Chapter 5,
The Keyboard, for details.
You can enter sleep mode in one of three ways:
1. Click Windows Start button, point to
, and then click Sleep.
2. Close the display panel. This feature must be enabled. Refer to the Power
Options in the Control Panel.
3. Press the power button. This feature must be enabled. Refer to the Power
Option in the Control Panel.
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When you turn the power back on, you can continue where you left when you
shut down the computer.
❑
When the computer is shut down in sleep mode, the power
indicator glows amber.
❑
If you are operating the computer on battery power, you can
lengthen the operating time by shutting down in hibernation
mode. Sleep mode consumes more power.
Sleep limitations
Sleep will not function under the following conditions:
❑
Power is turned back on immediately after shutting down.
❑
Memory circuits are exposed to static electricity or electrical noise.
Restarting the computer
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Certain conditions require that you restart the computer system. For example, if:
❑
You change certain computer settings.
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An error occurs and the computer does not respond to your keyboard commands.
If you need to restart the computer, there are three ways this can be achieved:
1. Click Start, then click the narrow (
) in the power management button
(
) and select Restart from the menu.
2. Press CTRL + ALT + DEL to display the menu window, then select
Restart from the Shut down options.
3. Press the power button and hold it down for five seconds. Once the computer has turned itself off, wait between ten and fifteen seconds before turning the power on again by pressing the power button.
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System Recovery Options
About 1.5GB hidden partition is allocated on the hard disk drive for the System
Recovery Options. This partition stores files which can be used to repair the system in the event of a problem.
System Recovery Options
The System Recovery Options feature is installed on the hard disk when shipped
from the factory. The System Recovery Options menu includes some tools to
repair startup problems, run diagnostics or restore the system.
You can see the more information about “Startup Repair” in “Windows Help and
Support” content.
The System Recovery Options can also be run manually to repair problems.
1. Turn off the computer.
2. While holding the F8 key, turn the computer on again.
3. The Advanced Boot Options menu will be displayed. Use the arrow
keys to select Repair Your Computer and press ENTER.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions from this point onward.
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The Window Vista Complete PC Backup feature can be used on
Windows Vista™ Business Edition and Ultimate Edition.
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Create Optical Recovery Discs
For HDD Recovery model
A recovery image of your computer is stored on the hard disk. You may use this
image to create CD or DVD recovery discs using the following steps:
1. Select either blank CDs or DVDs media.
2. The application will allow you to choose a type of media to create recovery
CDs/DVD including: CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R,
DVD+RW, DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL.
Some media may not be compatible with Optical Drive of your
computer. Please verify your Optical Drive supports the blank
media you choose.
3. Turn on your computer to open Windows Vista™.
4. Insert the (first) blank media into the tray of the Optical Drive.
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5. Double click the Recovery Disc Creator icon on the Windows Vista™ desktop, or Select the application from Start Menu.
6. After Recovery Disc Creator starts, select the type of media and the title
you wish to copy to the media then click the Burn.
If your Optical Drive can only write to CDs, select "CD" as the
"Disc Set" on Recovery Disc Creator. If your Optical Drive of
your computer can write to either CD or DVDs, select the one you
are using as the "Disc Set" on Recovery Disc Creator.
Restoring the preinstalled software
from the Recovery HDD
For HDD Recovery model
A portion of the total hard disk drive space is configured as a hidden recovery
partition. This partition stores files which can be used to restore pre-stalled software in the event of a problem.
When re-setting up your hard disk, do not change, delete or add partition in a
manner other than specified in the manual. Otherwise, space for software may be
destroyed.
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In addition, if you use a third-party partitioning program to reconfigure partitions
on your hard disk, it may become impossible to re-setup your computer.
You can not use System Recovery Options if restoring the pre-installed software
without System Recovery Options.
1. Turn off your computer.
2. While holding down 0 (zero) key on the keyboard, turn on your computer.
3. A menu appears. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Restoring the preinstalled software
from your creating Recovery Media
For HDD Recovery model
If preinstalled files are damaged, use the your creating Recovery Media or using
HDD Recovery to restore them. To restore the operating system and all preinstalled software, follow the steps below.
When you reinstall the Windows operating system, the hard disk
will be reformatted and all data will be lost.
1. Load the Recovery Media in the optional optical disc drive and turn off the
computer's power.
2. Hold down the F12 key and turn on the power. When In Touch with
Tomorrow TOSHIBA appears, release the F12 key.
For 2HDDs model,
If HDD1 is first, go to the (3.) step.
If HDD1 is not first, do as follows.
a. Select <Enter Setup>
b. Press the F9 key to set to default settings, and select the [Yes].
c. Press the F10 key to save the changes, and select the [Yes].
d. When the "In Touch with Tomorrow TOSHIBA" prompt
appears,
press the F12 key to display the Boot menu.
Go to the (3.)step.
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You can not use System Recovery Options if restoring the pre-installed software
without System Recovery Options.
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3. Use the up or down cursor key to select CD/DVD in the display menu. For
details, refer to the Boot Priority section in Chapter 7, HW Setup and Passwords.
4. A menu appears. Follow the on-screen instructions.
When drivers Utilities are installed, you can setup the respective
drivers and utilities from the following folder. C: \ TOSAPINS\***
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When removing pre-installed drivers/utilities or when installing,
you can setup the respective drivers/utilities from the following
folder. C:\TOSAPINS\***
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Chapter 4
Operating Basics
This chapter gives information on basic operations including using the Touch
Pad/Dual Mode Pad, the fingerprint sensor, optical disc drives, the web camera,
the microphone, the internal modem, wireless communication and LAN. It also
provides tips on caring for your computer, diskettes and CD/DVDs.
Using the Touch Pad/Dual Mode Pad
To use the Touch Pad/Dual Mode Pad, simply touch and move your finger tip
across it in the direction you want the on-screen pointer to go.
Two buttons below the Touch Pad are used like the buttons on a mouse pointer.
Press the left button to select a menu item or to manipulate text or graphics designated by the pointer. Press the right button to display a menu or other function
depending on the software you are using.
You can also tap the Touch Pad/Dual Mode Pad to Perform
functions similar to those of the left button.
Click: Tap the Touch Pad/Dual Mode Pad once.
Double click: Tap twice.
Drag and drop: Tap to select the material you want to move.
Leave your finger on the Touch Pad after the second tap and move
the material.
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FINGERPRINT
SENSOR
TOUCH PAD/
DUAL MODE
PAD
TOUCH PAD
CONTROL BUTTONS
Figure 4-1 Touch Pad/Dual Mode Pad and Touch Pad control buttons
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Dual Mode Pad Button function
(Dual Mode Pad is provided with
some models)
MAIL BUTTON
CONFIG FREE
WINDOWS PHOTO GALLERY
SWITCH
BUTTON
VOLUME
APPLICATION BUTTONS
Figure 4-2 Dual Mode Pad Button
Switch button
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Volume
To switch between Cursor Mode and Button Mode. When
you switch to Button Mode, the pad blinks blue.
Increases or decreases the volume of speaker and headphone.
Mail button
Starts your mail box for you to receive and send mails.
Config free
Config free is a suite of utilities to allow easy control of
communication devices and network connections. It also
allows you to find communication problems and create
profiles for easy switching between locations and communication networks.
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Windows Photo
Gallery
Application
buttons
Windows Photo Gallery gives you many tools for your digital photos and videos.You can organize, find, and view your
photos and videos, as well as edit, print, and share them
from within Windows Photo Gallery. It also makes it easy to
transfer your photos from your camera to your computer,
using a simple import process
Three application buttons have default setting. You can
assign other functions and programs to button 1 to 3.
Please refer to "Properties for synaptics Dual Mode Pad" for
details.
Using the Fingerprint Sensor
This product has a fingerprint utility installed for the purpose of enrolling and
recognizing fingerprints. By enrolling the ID and password to the fingerprint
authentication device, it is no longer necessary to input the password from the
keyboard. Just by swiping the finger against the fingerprint sensor, the following
functions will be enabled:
Logon to Windows and access a security-enabled homepage through IE
(Internet Explorer).
❑
Files and folders can be encrypted/decrypted and third party access to them
prevented.
❑
Disable the password-protected screen-saver when returning from powersaving (sleep) mode.
❑
Power-on Security and Single Sign-On feature.
❑
Authentication of the User Password and Hard Disk Password when booting
up the computer.
To “swipe”refers to the action of reading a fingerprint using the
fingerprint sensor.
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Points to note about the Fingerprint Sensor
Failure to follow these guidelines might result in (1) damage to the sensor or
cause sensor failure, (2) finger recognition problems, or lower finger recognition
success rate.
❑
Do not scratch or poke the sensor with your nails or any hard or sharp
objects.
❑
Do not press the sensor strongly.
❑
Do not touch the sensor with a wet finger or any wet objects. Keep sensor
surface dry and free of water vapor.
❑
Do not touch the sensor with a soiled finger. Minute foreign particles on a
soiled or dirty finger may scratch the sensor.
❑
Do not paste stickers or write on the sensor.
❑
Do not touch the sensor with a finger or any object with built-up static electricity.
Observe the following before you place your finger on the sensor whether for
fingerprint enrollment/registration or recognition.
❑
Wash and dry your hands thoroughly.
❑
Remove static electricity from your fingers by touching any metal surface.
Static electricity is a common cause of sensor failures, especially when the
weather is dry.
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Clean the sensor with a lint-free cloth. Do not use detergent to clean the sensor.
❑
Avoid the following finger conditions for enrollment or recognition as they
may result in fingerprint enrollment errors or a drop in the fingerprint recognition success rate
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◆ Soaked or swollen finger (e.g. after taking bath)
◆ Injured finger
◆ Wet finger
◆ Soiled or oily finger
◆ Extremely dry skin condition on finger
Observe the following to improve the fingerprint recognition success rate.
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Enroll two or more fingers.
❑
Enroll additional fingers if recognition failure occurs often using enrolled
fingers.
❑
Check your finger condition. Changed conditions, such as injured, rough,
extremely dry, wet, soiled, dirty, oily, soaked, swollen fingers, may lower the
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recognition success rate. Also if the fingerprint is worn down or the finger
becomes thinner or fatter, the recognition success rate may be lowered.
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The fingerprint for each finger is different and unique. Please ensure that
only the registered or enrolled fingerprint or fingerprints are used for identification.
❑
Check sliding position and speed (see the drawing below).
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Fingerprint data is enrolled up to twenty one.
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Fingerprint data is stored into the nonvolatile memory in the fingerprint sensor.
Deleting fingerprint data with "Delete" menu on Fingerprint Software Management" before you dispose the computer is recommended.
How to Delete the Fingerprint Data
Saved fingerprint data is stored in the Non-volatile memory inside the fingerprint
sensor. If you hand over the PC to others, or dispose of it, to do the following
operations is recommended.
1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Protector Suite QL and
click Control Center.
2. The Protector Suite Software screen is displayed.
3. Click Fingerprints and click Delete.
4. Click Settings and click Fingerprint Storage Inspector.
5. The Fingerprint Storage Inspector screen is displayed. If other fingerprint data is still displayed on the list. Select all fingerprint data and click
remove.
6. Check whether all fingerprint data was deleted on the Fingerprint Storage Inspector screen.
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The fingerprint sensor compares and analyzes the unique characteristics in a
fingerprint.
❑
A warning message will be displayed when recognition is abnormal or recognition is not successful within a fixed duration.
❑
The recognition success rate may differ from user to user.
❑
Toshiba does not guarantee that this fingerprint recognition technology will
be error-free.
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Fingerprint Sensor Limitations.
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Toshiba does not guarantee that the fingerprint sensor will recognize the
enrolled user or accurately screen out unauthorized users at all times.Toshiba
is not liable for any failure or damage that might arise out of the use of this
fingerprint recognition software or utility.
The following illustrations show the correct way to slide your finger over the recognition sensor.
Align the finger and sensor as shown on the above figure.
Points to note about the Fingerprint Utility
You can back up the fingerprint data or the information registered to Password
Bank.
Please use "Import or Export User Data" menu on Fingerprint Software Management.
Please note the files in Mysafe is not backed up with this menu.
If Windows Vista™’s file encryption function EFS (Encryption File System) is
used to encrypt a file, the file cannot be further encrypted using the encryption
function of this software.
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In the help file, it is stated that this software's Password Bank function can be
used for the Internet and general windows dialogs. However, the Password Bank
function in the fingerprint utility provided in this computer can only be used with
IE (Internet Explorer).
Set Up Procedure
Please use the following procedure when first using fingerprint authentication.
Fingerprint Registration
Enroll the required authentication data using the "User Enrollment Wizard".
❑
The fingerprint authentication uses the same Windows logon
ID and password. If the Windows logon password has not
been setup, please do so before registration.
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Up to 21 fingerprint patterns can be registered.
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1. Click Start, Point to All Programs, point to Protector Suite QL and
click User Enrollment.
You can also start User Enrollment Wizard using the following
method.
❑
Click the icon in the Task Bar.
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Swipe your finger across the Fingerprint Sensor.
2. The User's Password screen is displayed. Ensure the same Windows
logon username is displayed before entering a password into the Enter
your Password field. Click Next.
3. Click Next.
4. The Hints for fingerprint enrollment screen is displayed.
Confirm the message and that there is a checkmark in Run interactive
tutorial, and click Next.
5. The Correct swipe Procedure screen is displayed. Confirm the message and
click Next.
6. The Scanning Practice screen is displayed.
You can practice swiping your finger. When you have finished practicing
swiping your finger, click Next.
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7. The User’s Fingers screen is displayed. Based on the illustration, select
the finger to be recognized, and then click Next.
8. The Capture Fingerprint screen is displayed. Follow the onscreen
instructions and use the same finger you have selected under Choose Finger to swipe three times to allow the sensor to read the fingerprint. The fingerprint will be shown in green if properly read, or in red if the reading is
abnormal.
9. In case of finger injury or authentication failure, it is recommended that
another fingerprint also be enrolled. The following message will be displayed: "It is recommended that you enroll at least two fingers. Would you
like to enroll another finger now?" Click Yes and repeat steps 7, 8 and 9
with another finger. If any of the previously enrolled fingerprints is selected
again, the latest information will be enrolled and previous information overwritten.
10. The Advanced Security screen is displayed.Select whether to enable the
security function, and click Next.
11. The Finalization screen is displayed. Click Finish. This completes the
fingerprint registration process.
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Windows Logon via Fingerprint Authentication
In place of the usual Windows logon by ID and password, fingerprint authentication also allows logon to Windows.
This is useful especially when many users are using the PCs, as user selection
can be skipped.
Fingerprint Authentication Procedure
1. Start up the computer.
2. The Logon Authorization screen is displayed. Choose any of the
enrolled fingers and swipe the fingerprint on the sensor.
If authentication is successful, the user will be logged on to Windows.
If the fingerprint authentication fails, please logon using the
Windows logon password.
Please logon using the Windows logon password if the fingerprint
authentication failed for three consecutive tries. To logon using
the Windows logon password, enter the Windows logon password
at the "Welcome" screen as normal.
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A warning message will be displayed when authentication is
abnormal or authentication is not successful within a fixed
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Fingerprint System Boot Authentication
General
The fingerprint authentication system can be used to replace the keyboardbased
User Password authentication system when booting up.
If you do not want to use the fingerprint authentication system for password
authentication when booting up, but prefer to use the keyboard-based system
instead, press the BACK SPACE key when the Fingerprint System Bootjuhu
Authentication screen is displayed. This will switch the password input screen to
the keyboard-based one.
❑
It is necessary to register the User Password before using the
Fingerprint Power-on Security and its extended function, the
Fingerprint Single Sign-On Feature. Please use TOSHIBA
HW Setup to register the User Password.
❑
If you fail fingerprint authentication more than five times,
you must enter the User Password or Supervisor Password
manually to start the computer.
❑
When swiping, please do it slowly and at a constant speed. If
this does not improve the authentication rate, please adjust
the speed.
❑
If there are any changes in the environment or settings related
to authorization, you will be required to provide authorization
information such as a User Password and HDD password.
How to Enable Fingerprint System Boot Authentication
Settings
Check that your fingerprint is enrolled before configuring the settings. See Manual for Fingerprint Registration/Enrollment instructions.
1. Swipe your finger across the Fingerprint Sensor.
2. MENU appears in the lower right corner of the screen. Swipe your finger
overtop of the Fingerprint Sensor, and select Control Center from the
MENU items.
3. The Fingerprint Software Management screen is displayed to select
settings → Power-on Security.
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It is necessary to first enroll your fingerprint with the Protector Suite QL application prior to enabling and configuring the Fingerprint Power-on Security System.
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4. Power-on Security screen is displayed. Place a checkmark in Replace
the power-on and hard drive passwords with the fingerprint reader and click
OK.
The modified configuration for Fingerprint Power-on Security becomes effective
the next time the system is booted up.
Fingerprint Single Sign-On Feature
General
This is a feature that allows the user to complete the authentication for both the
User Password (and optionally, the HDD user and Supervisor passwords) and
logging on to Windows using only one fingerprint authentication when booting
up. It is necessary to register the User Password and Windows Logon password
before using the Fingerprint Power-on Security and this Fingerprint Single Sign
On Feature. Please use TOSHIBA HW Setup to register your User Password. If
Windows Logon is not the default for your system, see Manual to register your
Windows Logon password.
Only one fingerprint authentication is required to replace the User Password
(and, if selected, the HDD user and Supervisor passwords) and Windows Logon
password.
How to Enable Fingerprint Single Sign-On Feature
It is necessary to first enroll your fingerprint with the Protector Suite QL application prior to enabling and configuring the How to Enable Fingerprint Single
Sign-On Feature. Check that the fingerprint is enrolled before configuring the
settings. See Manual for Fingerprint Registration/Enrollment instructions.
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1. Swipe your finger across the Fingerprint Sensor.
2. MENU appears in the lower right corner of the screen. Swipe your finger
overtop of the Fingerprint Sensor, and select Control Center from the
MENU items.
3. Click settings and click system settings.
4. The Protector Suite Settings screen is displayed. Place a checkmark in
Allow power-on security single sign-on within Enable logon support and click OK.
The modified configuration for the Fingerprint Single Sign-On Feature
becomes effective the next time the system is booted up.
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Fingerprint utility limitations
TOSHIBA does not guarantee that the Fingerprint utility technology will be
completely secure or error-free. TOSHIBA does not guarantee that the Fingerprint utility will accurately screen out unauthorized users at all times. TOSHIBA
is not liable for any failure or damage that might arise out of the use of the fingerprint software or utility.
How to Swipe the Finger
Using the following steps when swiping fingers for fingerprint registration or
authentication will help to minimize authentication failures:
1.
Align the first joint of the finger to the center of the sensor. Lightly touch
the sensor and swipe finger levelly towards you.
While lightly touching the sensor, swipe the finger towards you until the
sensor surface becomes visible.
Ensure the center of the fingerprint is on the sensor when swiping the finger.
Avoid swiping with the finger stiff or pressed-on too hard
Fingerprint reading may fail if the center of the fingerprint is
not touching on the sensor, or when finger is swiped while
pressing hard. Make sure that the center of the fingerprint is
touching the sensor before swiping.
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Confirm the center of the fingerprint whirl before swiping
The thumb’s fingerprint has a bigger whirl, which is prone to
misalignment and distortions. This will cause difficulty in
registration and a drop in the authentication success rate.
Always confirm the center of the fingerprint whirl so that it is
swiped along the centerline of the sensor.
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When fingerprint reading is not successful
There is a possibility of authentication failures if the finger is
swiped too quickly or too slowly. Follow the onscreen
instructions to adjust the speed of the swipe.
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Using optical disc drives
The text and illustrations in this section refer primarily to the optical disc drive.
However, operation is the same for all other optical disc drives. The full-size
drive provides high-performance execution of CD/DVD/HD DVD ROM-based
programs. You can run either 12 cm (4.72") or 8 cm (3.15") CD/DVD/HD DVDs
without an adaptor. An ATAPI interface controller is used for CD/DVD/HD
DVD-ROM operation. When the computer is accessing a CD/DVD/HD DVDROM, an indicator on the drive glows.
❑
Use the TOSHIBA DVD Video Player application to view
DVD-Video discs.(CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive model or DVD
Super Multi drive model)
❑
Use the TOSHIBA HD DVD Video Player application to view
DVD-Video discs or HD DVD-Video discs.(HD DVD-ROM
model or HD DVD-R drive model)
If you have a CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive, refer also to the Writing CDs on CDRW/DVD-ROM drive section for precautions on writing to CDs.
If you have a DVD Super Multi drive or a HD DVD-ROM drive, refer also to the
Writing CD/DVDs on DVD Super Multi drive section for precautions on writing
to CDs/DVDs.
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If you have a HD DVD-R drive, refer also to the Writing CD/DVD/HD DVDs on
HD DVD-ROM drives section for precautions on writing to CDs/DVDs/HD
DVDs.
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Loading discs
To load CD/DVDs, follow the steps below and refer to figures 4-3 to 4-7.
1. a. When the power is on, press the eject button to open the drawer slightly.
EJECT BUTTON
Figure 4-3 Pressing the eject button
b. Pressing the eject button will not open the drawer when the drive’s
power is off. If the power is off, you can open the drawer by inserting a
slender object (about 15 mm) such as a straightened paper clip into the
eject hole just to the right of the eject button.
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EJECT HOLE
Figure 4-4 Manual release with the eject hole
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2. Grasp the drawer gently and pull until it is fully opened.
Figure 4-5 Pulling the drawer open
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3. Lay the CD/DVD/HD DVD, label side up, in the drawer.
Figure 4-6 Inserting a CD/DVD/HD DVD
When the drawer is fully opened, the edge of the computer will
extend slightly over the CD/DVD/HD DVD tray. Therefore, you
will need to turn the CD/DVD/HD DVD at an angle when you
place it in the tray. After seating the CD/DVD/HD DVD, however,
make sure it lies flat, as shown in figure 4-6.
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Do not touch the laser lens. Doing so could cause misalignment.
❑
Do not keep foreign matter from entering the drive. Check the
back edge of the tray to make sure it carries no debris before
closing the drive.
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4. Press gently at the center of the CD/DVD/HD DVD until you feel it click
into place. The CD/DVD/HD DVD should lie below the top of the spindle,
flush with the spindle base.
5. Push the center of the drawer to close it. Press gently until it locks into
place.
If the CD/DVD/HD DVD is not seated properly when the drawer
is closed, the CD/DVD/HD DVD might be damaged. Also, the
drawer might not open fully when you press the eject button.
Figure 4-7 Closing the drawer
Removing discs
To remove the CD/DVD/HD DVD, follow the steps below and refer to
figure 4-8.
1. To pop the drawer partially open, press the eject button. Gently pull the
drawer out until it is fully opened.
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When the drawer pops open slightly, wait a moment to make
sure the CD/DVD/HD DVD has stopped spinning before pulling the drawer fully open.
❑
Turn off the power before you use the eject hole. If the CD/
DVD/HD DVD is spinning when you open the drawer, the
CD/DVD/HD DVD could fly off the spindle and cause injury.
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Do not press the eject button while the computer is accessing the
drive. Wait for the optical disc drive indicator to go out before you
open the drawer. Also, if the CD/DVD/HD DVD is spinning when
you open the drawer, wait for it to stop before you remove it.
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2. The CD/DVD/HD DVD extends slightly over the sides of the drawer so
you can grasp it. Hold the CD/DVD/HD DVD gently and lift it out.
Figure 4-8 Removing a CD-RW/DVD/HD DVD-ROM
3. Push the center of the drawer to close it. Press gently until it locks into
place.
AV Button function
This section describes a button function.
Six button are provided with some models.
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Figure 4-9 AV Button
Icon
AV Button
CD/DVD
Play/Pause
Stop
Previous
Next
DVD/HD DVD
Launch DVD Video Player
or HD DVD Video Player
Play/Pause
Stop
Previous chapter
Next chapter
*CD/None
Launch Windows Media Player
Play/Pause
Stop
Previous tune
Next tune
*Windows Media Player 11
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Using TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER to
enjoy HD DVDs
HD DVD Playback Restrictions
HD DVD-ROM drive and HD DVD-R drive model allow users to enjoy the
strong visuals of HD DVDVideo.
"TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER" software is provided for playback of HD DVDVideo.
Notes on use
HD DVD Playback
HD DVD is a new standard which makes use of new technologies. As such,
there is a possibility of problems occurring related to connection, compatibility or operation with some discs and other digital devices. The HD DVDROM logo sign fies that this drive complies with the HD DVD physical
standard, and does not signify compliance with the HD DVD Video standard. This device might not support advanced features of the HD DVD
Video standard as defined by the DVD Forum, including picture-in-picture
and network download features. Screen movement may not be smooth, and
performance may be lowered with some HD DVD content.
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This device supports AACS (Advanced Access Content System) nextgeneration copy pr tection technology. Renewal of the AACS key integrated into
this device is required for uninterrupted enjoyment of HD DVD. An Internet
connection is required when renewing the key.
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Because HD DVD playback operates according to programs built-into the
content, operation methods, operation screens, sound effects, icons and other
features may vary from disc to disc. For more information on these items
refer to instructions included with content or contact the content manufacturers directly.
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Notes on playing HD DVD Video discs
HD DVD Video discs
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Please use "TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER" for HD DVD Video playback.
"Windows Media Player" and other commercially available software cannot
be used for HD DVD Video playback.
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HD DVD Video playback may take several moments to begin.
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When playing an HD DVD (Twin format disc), run it from the "TOSHIBA
HD DVD Launcher Menu". Only the HD DVD Layer of an HD DVD (Twin
format disc) can be played in the "TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER".
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When Using
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Frame dropping, audio skipping or out of synch audio and video may occur
during playback of some HD DVD Video titles.
❑
Close all other applications when using the “TOSHIBA HD DVD
PLAYER”. Do not open any other applications or carry out any other operations during HD DVD Video playback. Playback may stop or not function
properly in some situations.
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If windows or icons of memory-resident programs flicker during playback,
maximize the "TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER" window.
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Do not playback HD DVD discs Video while watching or recording television programs using other applications. Doing so may cause HD DVD
Video playback or television program recording errors. In addition, if prescheduled recording starts during HD DVD Video playback it may cause
HD DVD Video playback or television program recording errors. Please
view HD DVD Video during times when there is no recording pre-scheduled.
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The resume function cannot be used with some discs on the "TOSHIBA HD
DVD PLAYER".
❑
Make sure to connect the computer's AC adaptor when using the "TOSHIBA
HD DVD PLAYER". Power-saving features may interfere with smooth
playback.
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Set the "Power option" profile to "High Performance" when using the
"TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER".
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Screen savers will not display while playing a movie in the "TOSHIBA HD
DVD PLAYER". The computer will also not go into Sleep Mode, Hibernation Mode or shutdown while using "TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER".
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Do not configure the Display automatic power off function to run while the
"TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER" is running.
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The Windows Aero function is disabled while the "TOSHIBA HD DVD
PLAYER" is running.
Display Devices & Audio
"TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER" will only run when "Colors" is set to
"Highest (32 bit)". The "Colors" setting can be adjusted on the "Monitor" tab
in the "Display Settings". To open the Display Settings, click Start → Control Panel → Appearance and Personalization → Personalization
→ Display Settings.
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If the HD DVD Video image is not displayed on an external display or television, stop the "TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER", and change the screen resolution in "Resolution" on the "Monitor" tab in the "Display Settings".
However, video cannot be output to some external displays and televisions
due to output or playback conditions.
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An HDCP compatible HDMI input is required on external displays or televisions to view video being played in the "TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER" on
an external display or television.
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When viewing on an external display or television, use an HDMI cable to
connect the external device to the HDMI out port and change the display
device before playing. The display device cannot be changed during playback.
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HD DVD Video can only be displayed on the computer's display panel or
televisions connected to the computer's HDMI out port. HD DVD Video
cannot be displayed on televisions connected to the S-Video output connector or external displays connected to the RGB connector. In addition, HD
DVD Video cannot be displayed simultaneously (in clone or Dualview
modes) on the computer's display panel and an external display or television.
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Do not change the screen resolution while running the "TOSHIBA HD DVD
PLAYER".
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Audio output through the S/PDIF cannot be recorded when playing an HD
DVD in the "TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER".
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Audio data of more than 48 kHz/16 bit will be down sampled to 48 kHz/16
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TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER
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"TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER" software is supported for playback of HD
DVD Video, DVD-Video and DVD-VR.
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The "TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER" does not have a parental control function.
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In order to protect copyrights, the Windows Print Screen function is disabled
when "TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER" is running.
(Print Screen functions are disabled even when running other applications
besides "TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER" and when "TOSHIBA HD DVD
PLAYER" is minimized.) Please close the "TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER"
to use the Print Screen function.
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Carry out the installation/uninstallation of the "TOSHIBA HD DVD
PLAYER" under a user account with administrator rights.
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Do not change Windows Users while "TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER" is
running.
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Some HD DVD Video disc titles may return to the title before the playback
time (playback position) displayed in the control window reaches the end
time.
❑
For some HD DVD Video discs, using the control window to change the
audio track will also change the subtitle track.
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Periodic updates will be necessary to continue using the "TOSHIBA HD
DVD PLAYER".
Using TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER
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Starting TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER
1. Use the following procedure to start "TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER".
Insert an HD DVD-Video in the HD DVD drive while Windows Vista™ is
running. When an HD DVD-Video disc and an HD DVD (Twin format
disc) are set in the HD DVD drive, the following application selection
screen may appear.
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If this occurs, select Play HD DVD movie or Run the HD DVD
Launcher, then click OK to launch the TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER.
Figure 4-10 Application selection screen
2. Touch the CD/DVD panel on the Front operation panel. Or select Start →
All Programs → TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER to start "TOSHIBA HD
DVD PLAYER".
The TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER can also be started from the Media
Center top menu.
Operating TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER
Notes on Using "TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER".
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A button: keyboard A key
B button: keyboard B key
C button: keyboard C key
D button: keyboard D key
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Screen display and available features may vary amongst HD DVD-Videos
and scenes.
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Only operation buttons (including remote controller and Front operation
panels) which correspond to currently available and active features will be
useable during HD DVD playback.
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The HD DVD standard defines A, B, C and D buttons, and some software
may display "Press the A button" or similar messages. If a message of this
type appears, use the following corresponding keyboard keys.
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If the menu is opened in the Display Area using the Control window's Top
Menu or Menu buttons, touch pad and mouse menu operations may not be
able to be used.
HELP
MAXIMIZE
SETTINGS
MINIMIZE
EXIT
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DISPLAY AREA
TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER CONTROL WINDOW
Figure 4-11 TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER windows
Display Area
Maximize
Settings
Displays video. Double click on the Display Area to
toggle full screen display mode on and off. Click the
Display Area to display the Control window when it
isn't displayed.
Maximizes the window of TOSHIBA HD DVD
PLAYER.
Displays the "Settings" screen.
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Opens help.
Minimizes the window of TOSHIBA HD DVD
PLAYER.
Closes TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER.
The buttons on the panel are used to control playback of
HD DVD-Video discs. Click the Display Area to display
the Control window when it is hidden. Please refer to
the following "TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER Control
window" section for more information.
Help
Minimize
Exit
TOSHIBA
HD DVD PLAYER
Control window
Open TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER HELP
TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER features and instructions are also explained in
detail in "TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER Help".
Use the following procedure to open "TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER Help".
1. Click the "Help" button(
) in the Display Area.
TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER Control window
The following are the main buttons used when playing HD DVD-Video. Please
refer to Help for details on each button.
Buttons may not be able to be used on some titles, even if the
button is displayed.
COUNTER
VOLUME CONTROL
EXIT
MUTE
MULTI AUDIO
CHANNEL OUTPUT
Figure 4-12 TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER Control window (1)
Counter
Displays play time, title number and chapter number
during disc playback.
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CURRENT POSITION
ALWAYS ON TOP
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Always on top
Exit
Current position
Volume control
Mute
Multi Audio
Channel Output
EJECT
PREVIOUS
CHAPTER
NEXT CHAPTER
Sets the control window as always on top, so that it is
not hidden by other windows or full screen display.
Closes TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER.
Displays the current position within the title on the bar icon.
Adjusts the volume to the level selected by dragging the
slider bar.
Mutes the sound when clicked. Clicking when the sound
is muted returns the volume to the previous level.
Switches between available multi audio channel, during
playback of a DVD-VR. This function can be used during playback of a DVD-VR only.
ONE-TOUCH REPLAY
STOP
FAST
REWIND
PLAY
FAST
FORWARD
PAUSE
ONE-TOUCH SKIP
SLOW MOTION
Figure 4-13 TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER Control window (2)
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Eject
Previous Chapter
Next Chapter
One-touch
Replay
One-touch Skip
Stop
Fast Rewind
Play
Fast Forward
Pause
Slow Motion
Opens the disc tray.
Jumps to the previous chapter.
Jumps to the next chapter.
Rewinds by a specified amount of time and continues
playback from that position.
Jumps forward by a specified amount of time and continues playback from that position.
Stops a HD DVD currently being run.
Fast Rewind a HD DVD currently being run.
Plays an HD DVD.
Fast forwards a HD DVD currently being run.
Temporally stops a HD DVD currently being run.
Performs slow motion playback.
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ANGLE
TWIN FORMAT DISC
(HD DVD SLECTED)
TWIN FORMAT DISC
(DVD SLECTED)
SOUND
SUBTITLE
REPEAT
TITLE/CHAPTER
SEARCH
DRIVE SPECIFICATION
TOP MENU
MENU
RETURN
Figure 4-14 TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER Control window (3)
Subtitle
Sound
Angle
Repeat
Title/Chapter
Search
Drive
Specification
Switches between audio tracks for titles which have
more than 1 audio track.
Switches between angles for multi-angle compatible
titles.
Switches between repeat chapter, repeat title and normal
playback modes.
Searches for chapters or titles.
Specifies which drive to use when an external HD DVD
drive is connected.
Displays the HD DVD Top Menu.
Displays the HD DVD Menu.
Displays the HD DVD title selection screen.
Reads the HD DVD layer of the HD DVD (Twin format
disc). Click DVD button to switch to the DVD layer.
Reads the DVD layer of the HD DVD (Twin format
disc). Click HD DVD button to switch to the HD DVD
layer.
*1: Displayed when an HD DVD (Twin format disc) is placed in the optical disc
drive.
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Top Menu
Menu
Return
TWIN Format
Disc (HD DVD
selected)*1
TWIN Format
Disc (DVD
selected)*1
Switches between available subtitles.
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Using the Computer in place of an HD
DVD Player
Videos played using "TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER" included with the computer can be displayed on a television equipped with an HDMI input port.
HD DVD-Video can only be displayed on the computer's display
panel or on a television connected to the HDMI out port. HD
DVD-Video cannot be displayed on televisions connected to the
S-Video out port or external displays connected to the RGB
connector.
Before Connecting
Please refer to the television's user manual as well as this chapter when connecting the computer to a television.
Televisions Which Can Be Connected to the Computer
Televisions which are equipped with an HDMI input port can be connected
to the computer.
Please use a commercially available HDMI cable to connect the television
and computer.
Not all televisions equipped with an HDMI input port have been tested for
compatibility with this product. As such, Toshiba cannot guarantee that HD
DVD-Video content can be displayed on all televisions equipped with an
HDMI input port. HD DVD Video content may not display properly on
some televisions.
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Connecting to the Computer
Turn off the television and computer before connecting.
1. Insert the HDMI cable plug into the HDMI out port on the computer.
HDMI OUT PORT
HDMI CABLE
Figure 4-15 Connecting the HDMI out port
2. Insert the remaining HDMI cable plug into the HDMI input port on the
television.
3. Turn on the television first, and then the computer.
Audio will be output from both the television and the computer. The volume dial or FN + ESC keys can be used to mute the computer audio. The
volume level for both the television and computer can be adjusted using the
WAVE item in "Volume Control".
Switching between Computer and Television
Display
Configure the following settings to display HD DVD-Video on the television. If
the following settings are not configured, HD DVD-Video will not be displayed on the
television.
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The following method can be used to display HD DVD-Video. The display
method can be changed by changing the display device setting.
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Notes on Operation
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Change the display device setting before playing HD DVD-Video. Do not
change the display device while playing HD DVD-Video.
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Do not change the display device at the following times.
• When reading or writing data.
• When carrying out communications operations.
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HD DVD-Video cannot be played when using Clone or Dualview (extended
desktop) displays modes. Set either the computer's display panel or the television as the sole display device.
The display device setting can be changed using the FN + F5 keys. When you
press these hot keys, a dialog box appears. Only selectable devices will be displayed. Hold down FN and press F5 again to change the device. When you
release FN and F5, the selected device will change. If you hold down these hot
keys for five seconds the selection will return to the computer’s display panel.
Display Compatibility
Only the computer's display panel supports display with high definition processing. When displaying on a television connected to the computer the display on
the television will only be ordinary display and not display with high definition
processing. The following is an HD DVD-Video display compatibility list.
O: The display of TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER is possible.
X: The display of TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER is impossible.
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PLAYER
Computer's Display Panel
O
Television *
O
External Display *
O
Simultaneous Display
X
* Can only display on devices equipped with an HDMI port.
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Writing CDs on CD-RW/DVD-ROM
drive
You can use the CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive to write data to either CD-R or CDRW discs. The following applications for writing are supplied: TOSHIBA Disc
Creator.
CD-R discs can be written to only once. CD-RW discs can be
rewritten many times.
Important message (CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive)
Before you write or rewrite to CD-R/RW disc, read and follow all setup and
operating instructions in this section.
If you fail to do so, the CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive may not function properly, and
you may fail to write or rewrite, lose data or incur other damage.
Before writing or rewriting
Please observe the following points when you write or rewrite the data.
◆
TOSHIBA has confirmed the operation of CD-R and CD-RW media of the manufacturers above. Operation of other media cannot be guaranteed.
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CD-RW can generally be rewritten about 1,000 times. However, the actual
number of rewrites is affected by the quality of the media and the way it is
used.
◆
Be sure to connect the AC adaptor when you write or rewrite.
◆
Be sure to close all other software programs except the writing software.
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We recommend the following manufacturers of CD-R and CD-RW media.
Media quality can affect write or rewrite success rates.
CD-R: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
Mitsui Chemicals Inc.
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD
Ricoh Co., Ltd.
Hitachi Maxell Ltd.
CD-RW: MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD
Ricoh Co., Ltd.
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Do not run software such as a screen saver which can put a heavy load on the
CPU.
◆
Operate the computer at full power. Do not use power-saving features.
◆
Do not write while virus check software is running. Wait for it to finish, then
disable virus detection programs including any software that checks files
automatically in the background.
◆
Do not use hard disk utilities, including those intended to enhance HDD
access speed. They may cause unstable operation and damage data.
◆
Write from the computer’s HDD to the CD. Do not try to write from shared
devices such as a LAN server or any other network device.
◆
Writing with software other than TOSHIBA Disc Creator has not been confirmed. Therefore, operation with other software cannot be guaranteed.
When writing or rewriting
Note the following when you write or rewrite a CD-R or CD-RW.
◆ Always copy data from the HDD to the CD. Do not use cut-and-paste. The
original data will be lost if there is a write error.
◆
Do not perform any of the following actions:
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◆ Change users in the Windows Vista™ operating system.
◆ Operate the computer for any other function, including use of a mouse
or Touch Pad, closing/opening the LCD panel.
◆ Start a communication application such as a modem.
◆ Apply impact or vibration to the PC.
◆ Install, remove or connect external devices, including the following:
Express Card, USB devices, external display, i.LINK devices, optical
digital devices.
◆ Open the optical disc drive.
◆
Do not use shut down/log off and sleep/hibernation while writing or rewriting.
◆
If the media is poor in quality, dirty or damaged, writing or rewriting errors
may occur.
◆
Set the computer on a level surface and avoid places subject to vibration
such as airplanes, trains, or cars. Do not use an unstable surface such as a
stand.
◆
Keep mobile phones and other wireless communication devices away from
the computer.
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Disclaimer (CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive)
TOSHIBA does not bear responsibility for the following:
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Damage to any CD-R/RW disc that may be caused by writing or rewriting
with this product.
◆
Any change or loss of the recorded contents of CD-R/RW disc that may be
caused by writing or rewriting with this product, or for any business profit
loss or business interruption that may be caused by the change or loss of the
recorded contents.
◆
Damage that may be caused by using third party equipment or software.
Given the technological limitations of current optical disc writing drives,
you may experience unexpected writing or rewriting errors due to disc quality or problems with hardware devices. Also, it is a good idea to make two or
more copies of important data, in case of undesired change or loss of the
recorded contents.
Writing CD/DVDs on DVD Super Multi
(+-R DL) drive
You can use the DVD Super Multi (+-R DL ) drive to write data to either CD-R/
RW or DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW/-RAM/+R DL/-R DL discs. The following applications for writing are supplied: TOSHIBA Disc Creator. Ulead DVD Movie
Factory® for TOSHIBA, which is a product of Ulead Systems, Inc.
Important message (DVD Super Multi (+-R DL)
drive)
If you fail to do so, the DVD Super Multi (+-R DL) drive may not function properly, and you may fail to write or rewrite, lose data or incur other damage.
Before writing or rewriting
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Based on TOSHIBA’s limited compatibility testing, we suggest the following manufacturers of CD-R/RW and DVD-R/+R/-RW/+RW/-RAM/+R DL/R DL disc.
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Before you write or rewrite to CD-R/RW or DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW/-RAM/+R
DL/-R DL disc, read and follow all setup and operating instructions in this section.
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However, in no event does TOSHIBA guarantee the operation, quality or
performance of any disc. Disc quality can affect write or rewrite success
rates.
CD-R:
CD-RW:
(High-Speed,
MultiSpeed)
CD-RW:
(Ultra-Speed)
DVD-R
DVD+R
DVD-RW
DVD+RW
DVD-RAM
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DVD+R DL
DVD-R DL
DVD-R for
Labelflash™
DVD+R for
Labelflash™
TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD
Ricoh Co., Ltd.
Hitachi Maxell Ltd.
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD
Ricoh Co., Ltd.
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD
DVD Specifications for Recordable Disc for General
Version 2.0
TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD
Ricoh Co., Ltd.
DVD Specifications for Recordable Disc for Version 1.1
VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LIMITED
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD
Ricoh Co., Ltd.
DVD Specifications for DVD-RAM Disc for Version
2.0, Version 2.1 or Version 2.2
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
Hitachi Maxell Ltd.
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD.
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD.
FUJIFILM Corporation.
FUJIFILM Corporation.
This drive cannot use discs that allow writing of 8 speeds or more
(DVD-R, DVD+R ), 6 speeds or more (DVD-RW) and 8 speeds or
more (DVD+RW).
◆
If the disc is poor in quality, dirty or damaged, writing or rewriting errors
may occur. Be careful to check the disc for dirt or damage before you use it.
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The actual number of rewrites to CD-RW, DVD-RW, DVD+RW or DVDRAM is affected by the quality of the disc and the way it is used.
◆
There are two types of DVD-R discs: authoring and general use discs. Do
not use authoring discs. Only general use discs can be written to by a computer drive.
◆
We can support only format 1 of DVD-R DL. Therefore you can not do the
additional writing. If your data is under DVD-R(SL) capacity, we suggest to
use DVD-R(SL) media.
◆
You can use DVD-RAM discs that can be removed from a cartridge and
DVD-RAM discs designed without a cartridge. You cannot use a disc with a
2.6 GB single-sided capacity or 5.2 GB double-sided capacity.
◆
Other DVD-ROM drives for computers or other DVD players may not be
able to read DVD-R/-R DL/-RW or DVD+R/+R DL/+RW discs.
◆
Data written to a CD-R/DVD-R/DVD+R disc cannot be deleted either in
whole or in part.
◆
Data deleted (erased) from a CD-RW and DVD-RW, DVD+RW and DVDRAM disc cannot be recovered. Check the content of the disc carefully
before you delete it. If multiple drives that can write data to discs are connected, be careful not to delete data from the wrong drive.
◆
In writing to a DVD-R/-R DL/-RW, DVD+R/+R DL/+RW or DVD-RAM
disc, some disc space is required for file management, so you may not be
able to write the full capacity of the disc.
◆
Since the disc is based on the DVD standard, it will be filled with dummy
data if the written data is less than about 1 GB. Even if you write only a
small amount of data, it might take time to fill in the dummy data.
◆
DVD-RAM formatted by FAT32 cannot be read in Windows 2000 without
DVD-RAM Driver Software.
◆
When multiple drives that can write data to discs are connected, be careful
not to write to the wrong drive.
◆
Be sure to connect the universal AC adaptor before you write or rewrite.
◆
Before you enter sleep/hibernation mode, be sure to finish DVD-RAM writing. Writing is finished if you can eject DVD-RAM media.
◆
Be sure to close all other software programs except the writing software.
◆
Do not run software such as a screen saver, which can put a heavy load on
the CPU.
◆
Operate the computer in the full-power mode. Do not use power-saving features.
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Do not write while virus check software is running. Wait for it to finish, and
then disable virus detection programs including any software that checks
files automatically in the background.
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Do not use hard disk utilities, including those intended to enhance HDD
access speed. They may cause unstable operation and data damage.
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Write from the computer’s HDD to the CD/DVD. Do not try to write from
shared devices such as a LAN server or any other network device.
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Writing with software other than TOSHIBA Disc Creator is not recommended.
When writing or rewriting
Please observe/consider the following when you write or rewrite to a CD-R/RW,
DVD-R/-R DL/-RW/-RAM or DVD+R/+R DL/+RW disc.
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Do not perform any of the following actions:
◆ Change users in the Windows Vista™ operating system.
◆ Operate the computer for any other function, including use of a mouse
or Touch Pad, closing/opening the LCD panel.
◆ Start a communication application such as a modem.
◆ Apply impact or vibration to the PC.
◆ Install, remove or connect external devices, including the following:
Express Card, USB devices, external display, i.LINK devices, optical
digital devices.
◆ Use the Audio/Video control button to reproduce music or voice.
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◆ Open the CD-RW/DVD-ROM or DVD Super Multi (+-R DL) drive.
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Do not use shut down/log off and sleep/hibernation while writing or rewriting.
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Make sure writing or rewriting is completed before going into sleep/hibernation. Writing is completed if you can open the CD-RW/DVD-ROM or DVD
Super Multi (+-R DL) drive tray.
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Set the computer on a level surface and avoid places subject to vibration
such as airplanes, trains, or cars. Do not use an unstable surface such as a
stand.
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Keep mobile phones and other wireless communication devices away from
the computer.
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Always copy data from the HDD to the DVD-RAM. Do not use cut-andpaste. The original data will be lost if there is a write error.
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Disclaimer (DVD Super Multi (+-R DL) drive)
TOSHIBA does not bear responsibility for the following:
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Damage to any CD-R/RW or DVD-R/-R DL/-RW/+R/+R DL/+RW/DVDRAM disc that may be caused by writing or rewriting with this product.
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Any change or loss of the recorded contents of CD-R/RW or DVD-R/-R DL/
-RW/+R/+R DL/+RW/DVD-RAM disc that may be caused by writing or
rewriting with this product, or for any business profit loss or business interruption that may be caused by the change or loss of the recorded contents.
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Damage that may be caused by using third party equipment or software.
Given the technological limitations of current optical disc writing drives,
you may experience unexpected writing or rewriting errors due to disc quality or problems with hardware devices. Also, it is a good idea to make two or
more copies of important data, in case of undesired change or loss of the
recorded contents.
Please refer to the included Qosmio HD DVD Guide for more
information on using the HD DVD-ROM drive and HD DVD-R
drives.
You should use the HD DVD playback software in order to view
HD DVD Video media.
Writing CD/DVD/HD DVDs on HD
DVD-R drives
You can use the HD DVD-R drive to write data to either CD-R or CD-RW, DVDR, DVD-R (Dual Layer), DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R (Double Layer), DVDRAM, HD DVD-R, HD DVD-R(Dual layer) discs. This computer is provided
with TOSHIBA Disc Creator and Ulead® DVD MovieFactory® to allow for the
writing to CD, DVD and HD DVD media.
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The optical drive installed on this computer cannot write multiple
sessions on HD DVD-R Dual Layer disc sessions. Once a disc has
been written to once, it will be finalized. Once finalized, no
further writing to the disc will be possible regardless of what
portion of the total disc capacity was used.
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For further information on TOSHIBA Disc Creator and Ulead® DVD MovieFactory®, please refer to each software’s online manual or online helps. Refer to HD
DVD Guide for information on accessing the online manual or online help.
❑
Please refer to the Writable discs, Chapter 2 for details about
the types of writable CD, DVD and HD DVD discs that can
be supported by this computer.
❑
Do not turn off the power to the optical disc drive while the
computer is accessing it as this may cause you to lose data.
❑
CD-R/RW media cannot be accessed using the Create CD/
DVD option in Media Center.
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To write data to CD-RI-RW media, use the TOSHIBA Disc
Creator feature that is installed on your computer.
When writing information to media using an optical drive, you
should always ensure that you connect the AC adaptor to a live
power socket. It is possible that, if data is written while powered
by the battery pack, the write process may sometimes fail due to
low battery power - these instances data loss may occur.
Important message
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Before you write or rewrite to any of the media supported by the HD DVD-R
drive, please read and follow all of the setup and operating instructions in this
section. If you fail to do so, you may find that the HD DVD-R drive may not
function properly, and you may fail to write or rewrite information successfully this may cause you to either lose data or incur other damage to the drive or
media.
Legal Footnotes
TOSHIBA does not bear responsibility for the following:
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Damage to any CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-R (Dual Layer), DVD-RW,
DVD+R, DVD+R (Double Layer), DVD+RW, DVD-RAM or HD DVD-R
disc that may be caused by writing or rewriting with this product.
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Any change or loss of the recorded contents of CD-R, CD-RW, DVDR,DVD-R (Dual Layer), DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R (Double
Layer),DVD+RW, DVD-RAM or HD DVD-R media that may be caused by
writing or rewriting with this product, or for any business profit loss or business interruption that may be caused by the change or loss of the recorded
contents.
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Damage that may be caused by using third party equipment or software.
Given the technological limitations of current optical disc writing drives, you
may experience unexpected writing or rewriting errors due to disc quality or
problems with hardware devices. In view of this, it is good practice to make two
or more copies of important data, in case of any undesired change or loss of the
recorded contents.
Before writing or rewriting
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Based on TOSHIBA's limited compatibility testing, we suggest the following manufacturers of CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-R (Dual Layer), DVDRW, DVD+R, DVD+R (Double Layer), DVD+RW, DVD-RAM or HD
DVD-R media, however, it must be noted that disc quality can affect write or
rewrite success rates. Please also be aware that in no event does TOSHIBA
guarantee the operation, quality or performance of any disc.
CD-R: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD
RICOH Co., Ltd.
CD-RW: MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD
RICOH Co., Ltd.
DVD-R: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
DVD±R/RW: MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd
VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN.LIMITED
RICOH Co., Ltd.
DVD-RAM: MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD.
Hitachi Maxell Ltd.
RICOH Co., Ltd.
HD DVD-R: MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD.
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❑
This drive cannot use discs that allow writing faster than 8x
speed (DVD-R and DVD+R media), 4x speed (DVD-RW and
DVD+RW media), 5x speed (DVD-RAM media), 2x speed
(DVD-R (Dual Layer) media) and 2.4x speed (DVD+R (Double Layer media).
❑
Some types and formats of DVD-R (Dual Layer) and DVD+R
(Double Layer) discs may be unreadable.
❑
2.6GB and 5.2GB DVD-RAM media cannot be read from or
written to.
❑
DISC created in DVD-R (Dual Layer) format4 (Layer Jump
Recording) cannot be read.
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If the disc is poor in quality, or is dirty or damaged, writing or rewriting
errors may be noted - ensure that you check all discs for dirt or damage
before you use them.
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The actual number of rewrites to CD-RW, DVD-RW, DVD+RW or DVDRAM media will be affected by the quality of the disc itself and the way in
which it is used.
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There are two types of DVD-R media available, authoring discs and general
use discs. Do not attempt to use authoring discs as only general use discs can
be written to by a computer drive.
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You can use both DVD-RAM discs that can be removed from a cartridge and
DVD-RAM discs designed without a cartridge.
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You may find that other computer DVD-ROM drives or other DVD players
may not be able to read DVD-R, DVD-R (Dual Layer), DVD-RW, DVD+R,
DVD+R (Double Layer), DVD+RW or HD DVD-R discs.
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Data written to a CD-R, DVD-R, DVD-R (Dual Layer), DVD+R, DVD+R
(Double Layer) or HD DVD-R discs cannot be deleted either in whole or in
part.
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Data deleted/erased from a CD-RW, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM or
HD DVD-R disc cannot be recovered. You must check the content of the
disc carefully before you delete it, taking care that, if multiple drives that can
write data to discs are connected, you do not delete data from the wrong one.
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In writing to DVD-R, DVD-R (Dual Layer), DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R
(Double Layer), DVD+RW, DVD-RAM or HD DVD-R media, some space
is required for file management, so you may not be able to write to the full
capacity of the disc.
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Since the disc is based on the DVD standard, it might be filled with dummy
data if the written data is less than about 1GB. Therefore, in these circum-
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stance, even if you write only a small amount of data, it might take additional time to fill in the dummy data.
When multiple drives that can write data to discs are connected, be sure that
you do not write to or delete data from the wrong drive.
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Be sure to connect the AC adaptor to the computer before you write or
rewrite any information.
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Before you enter either Sleep Mode or Hibernation Mode, take care to
ensure that any DVD-RAM writing has been completed. In this instance,
writing is finished if you can eject the DVD-RAM media.
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Be sure to close all other software programs except for the writing software
itself.
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Do not run software such as a screen saver which can put a heavy load on the
processor.
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Operate the computer at its full power settings - do not use any power-saving
features.
◆
Do not write information while virus checking software is running, instead
wait for it to finish, then disable the virus protection applications, including
any software that checks files automatically in the background.
◆
Do not use any hard disk utilities, including those that are intended to
enhance hard disk drive access speeds, as they may cause unstable operation
and damage data.
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CD-RW (Ultra Speed +) media should not be used as data may be lost or
damaged.
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You should always write from the computer's hard disk drive onto the CD/
DVD/HD DVD - do not try to write from shared devices such as a server or
any other network device.
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Writing with software other than TOSHIBA Disc Creator has not been confirmed, therefore operation with other software applications cannot be guaranteed.
When writing or rewriting
Please observe the following points while you write or rewrite data to CD-R,
CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-R (Dual Layer), DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R (Double
Layer), DVD+RW, DVD-RAM or HD DVD-R media:
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Always copy data from the hard disk drive to the optical disc - do not use the
cut-and-paste function as the original data will be lost if there is a write
error.
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Do not perform any of the following actions:
• Change users in the Windows VistaTM operating system.
• Operate the computer for any other function, including such tasks as
using a mouse or Touch Pad, or closing/opening the display panel.
• Start a communication application such as a modem.
• Apply impact or vibration to the computer.
• Install, remove or connect external devices, including such items as a SD/
SDHC memory card, ExpressCard, Memory Stick/Memory Stick Pro, xD
picture card, MultiMediaCard, USB device, external monitor, i.LINK
device, or an optical digital device.
• Use the audio/video control button to reproduce music or voice.
• Open the optical disc drive.
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Do not use shut down, log off, Sleep Mode or Hibernation Mode functions
while writing or rewriting.
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Make sure that the write/rewrite operation is completed before going into
either Sleep Mode or Hibernation Mode (writing is completed if you can
remove an optical disc on the HD DVD-R drive).
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If the media is of poor quality, or is dirty or damaged, writing or rewriting
errors may occur.
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Set the computer on a level surface and avoid places subject tovibration such
as airplanes, trains or cars. In addition, do not use the computer on an unstable surface such as a stand.
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Keep mobile phones and other wireless communication devices away from
the computer.
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TOSHIBA Disc Creator
Note the following limitations when you use TOSHIBA Disc Creator:
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DVD-Video cannot be created using TOSHIBA Disc Creator.
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DVD-Audio cannot be created using TOSHIBA Disc Creator.
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You cannot use TOSHIBA Disc Creator's 'Audio CD for Car or Home CD
Player' function to record music to DVD-R, DVD-R (Dual Layer),DVDRW, DVD+R, DVD+R (Double Layer), DVD+RW or HD DVD-R media.
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Do not use the 'Disc Backup' function of TOSHIBA Disc Creator in order to
copy DVD Video, DVD-ROM or HD DVD-R material that has copyright
protection.
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DVD-RAM discs cannot be backed up using the 'Disc Backup' functionof
TOSHIBA Disc Creator.
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You cannot back up CD-ROM, CD-R or CD-RW media to DVD-R, DVD-R
(Dual Layer), DVD-RW or HD DVD-R media using the 'Disc Backup' function of TOSHIBA Disc Creator.
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You cannot back up CD-ROM, CD-R or CD-RW media to DVD+R,
DVD+R (Double Layer) or DVD+RW media using the 'Disc Backup'function of TOSHIBA Disc Creator.
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You cannot back up DVD-ROM, DVD Video, DVD-R, DVD-R (Dual
Layer), DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R (Double Layer), DVD+RW or HD
DVD-R to CD-R or CD-RW media using the 'Disc Backup' function of
TOSHIBA Disc Creator.
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TOSHIBA Disc Creator cannot record in packet format.
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You might not be able to use the 'Disc Backup' function of TOSHIBA Disc
Creator to back up a DVD-R, DVD-R (Dual Layer), DVD-RW, DVD+R,
DVD+R (Double Layer), DVD+RW or HD DVD-R disc that was made with
other software on a different optical media recorder.
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If you add data to a DVD-R, DVD-R (Dual Layer), DVD+R, DVD+R (Double Layer) or HD DVD-R disc that you have already recorded to,you might
not be able to read the added data under some circumstances. For example, it
cannot be read under 16-bit operating systems, such as Windows 98SE and
Windows Me, while in Windows NT4 you will need Service Pack 6 or later,
and in Windows 2000, you will need Service Pack 2. In addition to this,
some DVD-ROM and DVD-ROM / CD-R/RW drives cannot read this added
data regardless of the operating system.
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TOSHIBA Disc Creator does not support recording to DVD-RAM discs - to
achieve this you should use Windows Explorer or another similar utility.
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When you back up a DVD disc, be sure that the source drive supports
recording to DVD-R, DVD-R (Dual Layer), DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R
(Double Layer) or DVD+RW media - if this is not the case then the source
disc might not be backed up correctly.
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When you back up a DVD-R, DVD-R (Dual Layer), DVD-RW,
DVD+R,DVD+R (Double Layer), DVD+RW or HD DVD-R disc, be sure to
use the same type of disc.
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You cannot partially delete any data written to a CD-RW, DVD-RW,
DVD+RW disc.
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Data Verification
To verify that data has been written or rewritten correctly to a data CD/DVD/HD
DVD you should follow the steps below before you begin the write/rewrite process:
1. Display the setting dialog box by one of the following two steps:
❑ Click the Recording settings button(
in the Data Disc mode.
) for writing on the main toolbar
❑ Select Setting for Each Mode → Data Disc in the Setting menu.
2. Mark the Verify written data check box.
3. Select File Open or Full Compare mode.
4. Click the OK button.
How to learn more about TOSHIBA Disc Creator
Please refer to the Help files for additional TOSHIBA Disc Creator information.
Video
You can record video using Ulead DVD MovieFactory® for TOSHIBA.
When using Ulead DVD MovieFactory® for
TOSHIBA:
How to make a Labelflash DVD
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Simplified steps for making a Labelflash DVD:
1. Insert a Labelflash disc in DVD drive.
Set PRINTING SIDE for underside.
2. Click Start → All Programs → DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA →
Ulead DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA Laucher to lanuch DVD
MovieFactory.
3. Click Print Disc Label → Label Printing. Ulead [email protected] is
started.
4. Click the General tab.
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5. Choose DVD Drive for Printer. e.g.<E:> PIONEER DVD....
6. Add and customize the look of your images and text.
7. Click Labelflash setting and choose Draw Quality.
8. Click Print.
How to make a DVD-Video
Simplified steps for making a DVD-Video from video data captured from a DVCamcorder:
1. Click Start → All Programs → DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA →
Ulead DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA Launcher to launch DVD
MovieFactory.
2. Insert a DVD-RW or DVD+RW disc in Burner.
3. Click Video Disc → Burn Video to Disc to launch Direct Recording
dialog box, choose DVD-Video/+VR to invoke Straight Capture to
Disc Page.
4. Choose DVD-Video format.
5. Confirm the capture source is DV.
6. Press Capture button.
Simplified steps for making a DVD-Video from adding video source:
1. Click Start →All Programs → DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA →
Ulead DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA Launcher to launch DVD
MovieFactory.
2. Click Video Disc → New Project to invoke 2nd Launcher, choose your
project type, then invoke DVD MovieFactory.
4. Choose the source video then go to Next page to apply Menu
5. After choose the menu template, press Next button to go to Burning Page.
6. choose the output type then press Burn button.
How to learn more about Ulead DVD MovieFactory
Please refer to the on-line Help and Manual files for additional Ulead MovieFactory information.
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3. Add source from HD Disk by click Add Video files button to invoke
browser dialog box.
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Important information for use
Note the following limitations when you write video DVD:
1. Editing digital video.
❑ Log in with Administrator rights to use DVD MovieFactory.
❑ Make sure that your computer is running on AC power when using DVD
MovieFactory.
❑ Operate the computer at Full Power. Do not use power-saving features.
❑ While you are editing DVD, you can display previews. However, if
another application is running, the preview might not display properly.
❑ DVD MovieFactory cannot edit or play copy protected content.
❑ Do not enter sleep or hibernation mode while using DVD MovieFactory.
❑ Do not operate DVD MovieFactory immediately after turning on the computer. Please wait until all Disc Drive activity has stopped.
❑ When recording to a DV-Camcorder, to ensure you capture all of your
data, let the camcorder record for a few seconds before you begin recording your actual data.
❑ CD recorder, JPEG functions, DVD-Audio, mini DVD, and Video CD
functions are not supported in this version.
❑ While recording video to DVD, please close all other programs.
❑ Do not run software like a screen saver because it can put a heavy load on
the CPU.
❑ Do not support mp3 decode and encode.
2. Before recording the video to DVD.
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❑ When you record to DVD disc, please use only discs recommended by the
Drive manufacturer.
❑ Do not set the working drive to a slow device like a USB 1.1 hard disk
drive or it will fail to write DVD.
❑ Do not perform any of the following actions:
• Operate the computer for any other function, including using a mouse or
TouchPad or closing/opening the LCD panel.
• Bump or cause vibration to the computer.
• Use the Mode control button and Audio/Video control button to reproduce music or voice.
• Open the DVD drive.
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• Install, remove or connect external devices, including the following:
Express Card, SD card, USB device, external display, i.LINK devices,
optical digital devices.
❑ Please verify your disc after recording important data.
❑ DVD-R/+R/-RW disc cannot be written in VR format.
❑ Not support to output VCD and SVCD format.
3. About Straight to Disc
❑ Not support to record on DVD-R/+R disc.
❑ Not support to record DVD+VR format by HDV.
❑ HDV support to burn DVD-Video only.
❑ DVD-VR format not support to add Menu.
4. About recorded DVDs
❑ Some DVD-ROM drives for personal computers or other DVD players
may not be able to read DVD-R/+R/-RW/-RAM discs.
❑ When playing your recorded disc on your computer, please use the DVD
Video Player software application.
❑ If you use an over-used rewritable disc, the full formatting might be
locked. Please use a brand new disc.
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Media care
This section provides tips on protecting data stored on your CD/DVD/HD DVD.
Handle your media with care. The following simple precautions will increase the
lifetime of your media and protect the data stored on them:
CD/DVD/HD DVD
1. Store your CD/DVD/HD DVD in the container they came in to protect
them and keep them clean.
2. Do not bend the CD/DVD/HD DVD.
3. Do not write on, apply a sticker to, or otherwise mark the surface of the CD/
DVD/HD DVD that contains data.
4. Hold the CD/DVD/HD DVD by its outside edge or the edge on the center
hole. Fingerprints on the surface can prevent the drive from properly reading data.
5. Do not expose to direct sunlight, extreme heat or cold. Do not place heavy
objects on your CD/DVD/HD DVD.
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6. If your CD/DVD/HD DVDs become dusty or dirty, wipe them with a clean
dry cloth. Wipe from the center out, do not wipe in a circular direction
around the CD/DVD/HD DVD. If necessary, use a cloth dampened in water
or a neutral cleaner. Do not use benzine, thinner or similar cleaner.
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Using the Web Camera(Built-in Web
Camera is provided with some models.)
This section describes the bundled webcam utility, which can capture still and
video images. The web camera will auto-run when Windows starts.
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1. ACTIVE LED
2. WEB CAMERA LENS
Figure 4-16 Web Camera
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Using the software
The web camera software is pre-configured to start when you turn on Windows
Vista; if you need to restart it go to Start → Programs → Camera Assistant
Software → Camera Assistant Software
1. Capture still images
2. Video Recording
3. Video Recording
4. Function
5. Display Window
6. Camera Resolution
7. Mute
8. Effects
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Figure 4-17 Using the Software
Capture Still
Image
Video Recording
Audio Recording
Function
About
Player
Effects
Click to see a preview of the captured image; you can
also e-mail the image.
Click to prepare for recording. Click again to start
recording. One more to stop recording and see preview
of the video.
Click to start recording, Click again to stop and listen to
a preview of the audio.
Access additional functions:About, Player, Effects,
Properties, Settings and Help.
Display software manufacturer details.
Play video files.
Choose images to be displayed on the capture screen.
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Properties
Settings
Help
Choose from the Options tab to flip, zoom, flicker rate,
night mode and backlight compensation; in the Image
tab change the colour settings; in the profile tab change
the lighting conditions.
Choose from the : Options tab to change the tool position; the Picture tab to select picture output options
such as size, export file and saving location; the Video
tab to choose output settings such as Frama Rate, Size,
Compression and the file save path; the Audio Device,
Compression,Volume and file save path.
Displays the help files for the software.
Using the microphone
Your computer has a built-in microphone that can be used to record monaural
sounds into your applications. It can also be used to issue voice commands to
applications that support such functions.(Built-in microphone is provided with
some models)
Since your computer has a built-in microphone and speaker, “feedback” may be
heard under certain conditions. Feedback occurs when sound from the speaker is
picked up in the microphone and amplified back to the speaker, which amplifies
it again to the microphone.
This feedback occurs repeatedly and causes a very loud, high-pitched noise. It is
a common phenomenon that occurs in any sound system when the microphone
input is output to the speaker (throughput) and the speaker volume is too loud or
too close to the microphone. You can control throughput by adjusting the volume
of your speaker or through the Mute function in the Master Volume panel. Refer
to your Windows documentation for details on using the Master Volume panel.
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Modem
The availability of this feature is depending on the model you purchased.
This section describes how to connect and disconnect the internal modem to and
from a telephone jack.
The internal modem does not support voice functions. All data
and fax functions are supported.
❑
In case of a lightning storm, unplug the modem cable from
the telephone jack.
❑
Do not connect the modem to a digital telephone line. A digital line will damage the modem.
Region selection
Telecommunication regulations vary from one region to another, so you will
need to make sure the internal modem’s settings are correct for the region in
which it will be used.
To select a region, follow the steps below.
1. In Windows Vista™, click start, point to All Programs, point to
TOSHIBA, point to Networking and click Modem Region Select
Utility.
Do not use the Country/Region Select function in the Modem
setup utility in the Control Panel if the function is available. If you
change the Country/Region in the Control Panel, the change may
not take effect.
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2. The Region Selection icon will appear in the Windows Task Bar.
Figure 4-18 The Region Selection icon (Windows Vista™)
3. Click the icon with the primary mouse button to display a list of regions that
the modem supports. A sub menu for telephony location information will
also be displayed. A check will appear next to the currently selected region
and telephony location.
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4. Select a region from the region menu or a telephony location from the submenu.
• When you click a region it becomes the modem’s region selection, and
the New Location for telephony will be set automatically.
• When you select a telephony location, the corresponding region is automatically selected and it becomes the modem’s current region setting.
Properties menu
Click the icon with the secondary mouse button to display the following menu.
Figure 4-19 The menu list (Windows Vista™)
Setting
You can enable or disable the following settings:
AutoRun Mode
The Region Select utility starts automatically when you start up the operating system.
Open the Dialing Properties dialog box after selecting region.
The dialing properties dialog box will be displayed automatically after you
select the region.
A submenu appears displaying location information for telephony.
Open dialog box, if the modem and Telephony Current
Location region code do not match.
A warning dialog box is displayed if current settings for region code and
telephony location are incorrect.
Modem Selection
If the computer cannot recognize the internal modem, a dialog box is displayed.
Select the COM port for your modem to use.
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Dialing Properties
Select this item to display the dialing properties.
If you are using the computer in Japan, the Telecommunications
Business Law requires that you select Japan region mode. It is
illegal to use the modem in Japan with any other selection.
Connecting
To connect the internal modem cable, follow the steps below.
1. Plug one end of the modular cable into the modem jack.
2. Plug the other end of the modular cable into a telephone jack.
TELEPHONE
JACK
MODEM JACK
Figure 4-20 Connecting the internal modem
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Do not pull on the cable or move the computer while the cable is
connected.
Disconnecting
To disconnect the internal modem cable, follow the steps below.
1. Pinch the lever on the connector in the telephone jack and pull out the connector.
2. Disconnect the cable from the computer in the same manner.
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Wireless communications
The computer’s wireless communication function supports both Wireless LAN
and Bluetooth devices.
Wireless LAN
The Wireless LAN is compatible with other LAN systems based on Direct
Sequence Spread Spectrum/Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing radio
technology that complies with IEEE802.11 wireless LAN standard (Revision A,
B, G or Draft N).
Supported features. It supports the following features:
Automatic Transmit Rate Select mechanism in the transmit range of 54, 48,
36, 24, 18, 9 and 6 Mbit/s (Revision A and G).
◆
Automatic Transmit Rate Select mechanism in the transmit range of 11, 5.5,
2 and 1 Mbit/s (Revision B).
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Frequency Channel Selection (Revision A/Draft N: 5 GHz, Revision B/G/
Draft N: 2.4GHz)
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Roaming over multiple channels
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Card Power Management
◆
Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) data encryption, based on the 128 bit
encryption algorithm (Atheros module type).
◆
11a, 11b, 11g and 11n wireless are based on IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g
and 802.11n respectively. The IEEE 802.11n specification has not been
finalized and is currently in draft release. The TOSHIBA 11a/b/g/n Wireless
LAN Adapters are based on the Draft Release, Version 1.0, of the IEEE
802.11n specification. An adapter with 11a/b, 11a/b/g or 11a/b/g/n can communicate on any of its supported formats; the actual connection will be
based on the access point to which it connects.
◆
Connection compatibility with the wireless equipment in Draft 11n mode is
not guaranteed.
◆
The Draft 11n function cannot be used with WEP/TKIP. Draft 11n mode can
be used only with WPA-PSK(AES) mode or no security mode.
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Security
◆
Be sure to enable encryption function. Otherwise your computer will allow
the illegal access by outsider through wireless LAN to cause illegal instruction, eavesdropping, and loss or destruction of stored data. TOSHIBA
strongly recommends the customer to enable the encryption function.
◆
TOSHIBA is not liable for the eavesdropping of data due to the use of Wireless LAN and the damage thereof.
Bluetooth® wireless technology
Bluetooth® wireless technology eliminates the need for cables between electronic
devices such as desktop computers, printers and mobile phones. You cannot use
the built-in Bluetooth functions and an optional Bluetooth Adapter simultaneously.
Bluetooth® wireless technology has the following features:
Worldwide operation
The Bluetooth radio transmitter and receiver operates in the 2.45 GHz band, which
is license-free and compatible with radio systems in most countries in the world.
Radio links
You can easily establish links between two or more devices. The link is maintained even if the devices are not within line of sight.
Security
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Two advanced security mechanisms ensure a high level of security:
◆ Authentication prevents access to critical data and makes it impossible to
falsify the origin of a message.
◆
Encryption prevents eavesdropping and maintains link privacy.
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Wireless communication switch
You can enable or disable Wireless LAN and Bluetooth functions, with the on/off
switch. No transmissions are sent or received when the switch is off. Slide the
switch toward the left of the computer to turn it on and toward the right of the
computer to turn it off.
Set the switch to off in airplanes and hospitals. Check the
indicator. It will stop glowing when the wireless communication
function is off.
Turn the computer off when you enter an airplane and check the carrier’s regulations before you use a computer on board.
Wireless communication Indicator
The wireless communication indicator indicates the status of the wireless communication functions.
Indicator status
Indication
Indicator off
Wireless communication switch is set to off.
Automatic power down because of overheating.
Power malfunction
Indicator glows
Wireless communication switch is on.
Wireless LAN or Bluetooth is turned on by an application.
If you used the Task Bar to disable Wireless LAN, restart the computer or follow
the procedures below to enable the system to recognize Wireless LAN. Click
Start, open Control Panel, click System and Maintenance, click System, click
Device Manager, double-click Network Adapters, and rightclick the wireless
device then choose Enable.
using the ad hoc network function.
If this occurs, the new network(*) will have to be configured for all computers
connected to the same network in order to re-enable network connections.
* Please be sure to use new network name.
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It may not be possible to make a network connection to a specified network name
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LAN
The computer has built-in support for Ethernet LAN (10 megabits per second,
10BASE-T) or Fast Ethernet LAN (100 megabits per second, 100BASETX)(depending on model you purchased). This section describes how to connect/
disconnect to a LAN.
Do not install or remove an optional memory module while Wakeup on LAN is enabled.
The Wake-up on LAN function consumes power even when the
system is off. Leave the AC adaptor connected while using this
feature.
Connecting LAN cable
The computer must be configured properly before connecting to a
LAN. Logging onto a LAN using the computer’s default settings
could cause a malfunction in LAN operation. Check with your
LAN administrator regarding set-up procedures.
If you are using Fast Ethernet LAN (100 Mbit/s, 100BASE-TX), be sure to connect with a category 5 cable, CAT5, or higher.
If you are using Ethernet LAN (10 Mbit/s, 10BASE-T), connect with a category
3 cable, CAT3, or higher.
To connect the LAN cable, follow the steps below.
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1. Turn off the power to the computer and to all external devices connected to
the computer.
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2. Plug one end of the cable into the LAN jack. Press gently until you hear the
latch click into place.
LAN JACK
Figure 4-21 Connecting the LAN cable
3. Plug the other end of the cable into a LAN hub connector. Check with your
LAN administrator before connecting to a hub.
When the computer is exchanging data with the LAN, the LAN
active indicator glows amber. When the computer is connected to
a LAN hub but is not exchanging data, the Link indicator glows
green.
Disconnecting LAN cable
To disconnect the LAN cable, follow the steps below.
Make sure the LAN active indicator (amber LED) is out before
you disconnect the computer from the LAN.
2. Disconnect the cable from the LAN hub in the same manner. Check with
your LAN administrator before disconnecting from the hub.
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1. Pinch the lever on the connector in the computer’s LAN jack and pull out
the connector.
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Cleaning the computer
To help ensure long, trouble-free operation, keep the computer free of dust and
use care with liquids around the computer.
◆
Be careful not to spill liquids into the computer. If the computer does get
wet, turn the power off immediately and let the computer dry completely
before you turn it on again.
◆
Clean the computer using a slightly damp (with water) cloth. You can use
glass cleaner on the display. Spray a small amount of cleaner on a soft, clean
cloth and wipe the screen gently with the cloth.
Never spray cleaner directly onto the computer or let liquid run
into any part of it. Never use harsh or caustic chemical products
to clean the computer.
Moving the computer
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The computer is designed for rugged durability. However, a few simple precautions taken when moving the computer will help ensure trouble-free operation.
◆
Make sure all disk activity has ended before moving the computer. Check
the Disk indicator on the computer.
◆
If a CD/DVD is in the drive, remove it. Also make sure the drawer is
securely closed.
◆
Turn off the power to the computer.
◆
Disconnect the AC adaptor and all peripherals before moving the computer.
◆
Close the display. Do not pick up the computer by its display panel.
◆
Close all port covers.
◆
Use the carrying case when transporting the computer.
◆
When carrying your computer, be sure to hold it securely so that it does not
fall or hit anything.
◆
Do not carry your computer by holding protruded portions.
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Heat dispersal
To protect from overheating, the CPU has an internal temperature sensor. If the
computer’s internal temperature rises to a certain level, the cooling fan is turned
on or the processing speed is lowered. You can select whether to control the CPU
temperature by turning on the fan first, then if necessary, lowering the CPU
speed. Or, by lowering the CPU speed first, then if necessary, turning on the fan.
Use the Cooling Method item of the Basic Setup window in TOSHIBA Power
Saver.
When the CPU temperature falls to a normal range, the fan is turned off and the
CPU operation returns to standard speed.
If the CPU temperature reaches an unacceptably high level with
either setting, the system automatically shuts down to prevent
damage. Data in memory will be lost.
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The Keyboard
The computer’s keyboard layouts are compatible with a 104/105-key enhanced
keyboard. By pressing some keys in combination, all the 104/105-key keyboard
functions can be executed on the computer.
The number of keys on your keyboard depends on which country/region’s keyboard layout your computer is configured with. Keyboards for numerous languages are available.
There are five types of keys: typewriter keys, keypad overlay, function keys, soft
keys and cursor control keys.
Typewriter keys
The typewriter keys, produce the upper- and lowercase letters, numbers, punctuation marks, and special symbols that appear on the screen.
There are some differences, however, between using a typewriter and using a
computer keyboard:
❑
Letters and numbers produced in computer text vary in width. Spaces, which
are created by a “space character,” may also vary depending on line justification and other factors.
❑
The lowercase l (el) and the number 1 (one) are not interchangeable on computers as they are on a typewriter.
❑
The uppercase O (oh) and the 0 (zero) are not interchangeable.
❑
The CAPS LOCK function key locks only the alphabetic characters in
uppercase while the shift lock on a typewriter places all keys in the shifted
position.
❑
The SHIFT keys, the TAB key, and the BACK SPACE key perform the
same function as their typewriter counterparts but also have special computer functions.
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F1 ... F12 function keys
The function keys, not to be confused with FN, are the 12 keys at the top of your
keyboard. These keys are dark gray, but function differently from the other dark
gray keys.
F1 through F12 are called function keys because they execute programmed
functions when pressed. Used in combination with the FN key, keys marked with
icons execute specific functions on the computer. See the section, Soft keys: FN
key combinations, in this chapter. The function executed by individual keys
depends on the software you are using.
Soft keys: FN key combinations
The FN (function) is unique to Toshiba computers and is used in combination
with other keys to form soft keys. Soft keys are key combinations that enable,
disable or configure specific features.
Some software may disable or interfere with soft-key operations.
Soft-key settings are not restored by the Resume feature.
Emulating keys on enhanced keyboard
The keyboard is designed to provide all the features of the 104/105-key enhanced
keyboard, shown in figure 5-1. The 104/105-key enhanced keyboard has a
numeric keypad and scroll lock key. It also has additional ENTER, CTRL and
ALT keys to the right of the main keyboard. Since the keyboard is smaller and
has fewer keys, some of the enhanced keyboard functions must be simulated
using two keys instead of one on the larger keyboard.
Your software may require you to use keys that the keyboard does not have.
Pressing the FN key and one of the following keys simulates the enhanced keyboard’s functions.
Press FN + F10 or FN + F11 to access the integrated keypad. When activated,
the keys with white markings on the bottom edge become numeric keypad keys
(FN + F11) or cursor control keys (FN + F10). Refer to the Keypad overlay sec-
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tion in this chapter for more information on how to operate these keys. The
power on default for both settings is off.
Press FN + ENTER to simulate ENTER on the enhanced keyboard’s numeric
keypad.
Press FN + CTRL to simulate the enhanced keyboard’s right CTRL key.
Press FN + ALT to simulate the enhanced keyboard’s right ALT key.
Hot keys
Hot keys (FN + a function or Esc key) let you enable or disable certain features
of the computers.
Sound mute: Pressing FN + ESC in a Windows environment turns sound on
or off. When you press these hot keys, the current setting will be displayed as an
icon.
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Press FN + F12 (ScrLock) to lock the cursor on a specific line. The power on
default is off.
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Instant security: Pressing FN + F1 to enter “Lock computer” mode. To
restore your desktop, you need to log on again.
Power Plan: Pressing FN + F2 changes the power settings.
Sleep: Pressing FN + F3 switches the system to Sleep mode.
Hibernation: Pressing FN + F4 switches the system to Hibernate mode.
Output: Pressing FN + F5 changes the active display device.
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Brightness Up: Pressing FN + F7 increases the computer’s display panel
brightness in indiviual steps.
Wireless: Pressing FN + F8 switches the active wireless devices if the wireless
communication switch is switched on.
If your wireless communication device is installed, no dialog box
will not appear.
Touch Pad: Pressing FN + F9 enables or disables the Touch Pad function.
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Brightness Down: Pressing FN + F6 decreases the computer’s display panel
brightness in individual steps.
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Zoom: Pressing FN + space changes the display resolution.
TOSHIBA Zooming Utility (reduce): Pressing FN + 1 reduces the icon size
on the desktop or the font sizes within one of the supported application windows.
TOSHIBA Zooming Utility (enlarge): Pressing FN + 2 enlarges the icon size
on the desktop or the font sizes within one of the supported application windows.
FN Sticky key
You can use the Toshiba Accessibility Utility to make the FN key sticky, that is,
you can press it once, release it, and they press an “F number” key.
To start the Toshiba Accessibility Utility, click start, point to All Programs, point
to TOSHIBA, point to Utilities and click Accessibility.
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Windows special keys
This key activates the Windows Start menu.
This key has the same function as the secondary mouse button.
Keypad overlay
Your computer’s keyboard does not have an independent numeric keypad, but its
numeric keypad overlay functions like one.
The keys in the center of the keyboard with white letters make up the numeric
keypad overlay. The overlay provides the same functions as the numeric keypad
on the 101/102-key enhanced keyboard in figure 5-1.
Turning on the overlays
The numeric keypad overlay can be used for numeric data input or cursor and
page control.
Arrow mode
To turn on the Arrow mode, press FN + F10. The Arrow mode indicator lights.
Now try cursor and page control using the keys shown in figure 5-1. Press FN +
F10 again to turn off the overlay.
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The keyboard provides two keys that have special functions in Windows: one
activates the Start menu and the other has the same function as the secondary
mouse button.
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Numeric mode
To turn on the Numeric mode, press FN + F11. The Numeric mode indicator
lights. Now try numeric data entry using the keys in figure 5-1. Press FN + F11
again to turn off the overlay.
Figure 5-1 The numeric keypad overlay
Temporarily using normal keyboard (overlay on)
While using the overlay, you can temporarily access the normal keyboard without turning off the overlay:
1. Hold FN and press any other key. All keys will operate as if the overlay
were off.
2. Type uppercase characters by holding FN + SHIFT and pressing a character key.
3. Release FN to continue using the overlay.
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Temporarily using overlay (overlay off)
1. Press and hold down FN.
2. Check the keyboard indicators. Pressing FN turns on the most recently used
overlay. If the Numeric mode indicator lights, you can use the overlay for
numeric entry. If the Arrow mode indicator lights, you can use the overlay
for cursor and page control.
3. Release FN to return to normal keyboard operation.
Temporarily changing modes
If the computer is in Numeric mode, you can switch temporarily to Arrow
mode by pressing a shift key.
If the computer is in Arrow mode, you can switch temporarily to Numeric
mode by pressing a shift key.
Generating ASCII characters
Not all ASCII characters can be generated using normal keyboard operation. But,
you can generate these characters using their ASCII codes.
With the overlay on:
1. Hold down ALT.
2. Using the overlay keys, type the ASCII code.
3. Release ALT, and the ASCII character appears on the display screen.
With the overlay off:
1. Hold ALT + FN.
2. Using the overlay keys, type the ASCII code.
3. Release ALT + FN, and the ASCII character appears on the display screen.
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While using the normal keyboard, you can temporarily use the keypad overlay
without turning it on:
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Power and Power-Up Modes
Power conditions
The computer’s operating capability and battery charge status are affected by the
power conditions: whether an AC adaptor is connected, whether a battery is
installed and what the charge level is for the battery.
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The computer’s power resources include the AC adaptor and internal batteries.
This chapter gives details on making the most effective use of these resources
including charging and changing batteries, tips for saving battery power, and
power up modes.
Power and Power-Up Modes
Table 1: Power conditions
Power on
Power off (no operation)
AC
Battery fully
•
Operates
•
No charge
adaptor
charged
•
No charge
•
LED: Battery Blue
•
LED: Battery Blue
connected
DC IN Blue
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DC IN Blue
Battery
•
Operates
•
Quick charge
partially
•
Charge
•
LED: Battery Amber
charged or
•
LED: Battery Amber
no charge
DC IN Blue
DC IN Blue
No battery
•
Operates
•
No charge
installed
•
No charge
•
LED: Battery off
•
LED: Battery off
DC IN Blue
DC IN Blue
AC
Battery
•
Operates
adaptor
charge is
•
LED: Battery off
not
above low
connected
battery
DC IN off
trigger point
Battery
•
Operates
charge is
•
LED: Battery
below low
flashes Amber
battery
DC IN off
trigger point
Battery
Computer goes into
charge is
Hibernation or shuts down
exhausted
(depending on the Toshiba
power Management Utility
Setting)
No battery
•
No operation
installed
•
LED: Battery off
DC IN off
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Power indicators
The Battery, DC IN and Power indicators on the system indicator panel alert
you to the computer’s operating capability and battery charge status.
Battery indicator
Check the Battery indicator to determine the status of the battery.
The following indicator lights indicate the battery status:
Flashing amber
The battery charge is low. The AC adaptor must be connected to recharge the battery.
Indicates the AC adaptor is connected and charging the
battery.
Blue
Indicates the AC adaptor is connected and the battery is
fully charged.
No light
Under any other conditions, the indicator does not light.
If the battery becomes too hot while it is being charged, the
charge will stop and the battery indicator will go out. When the
battery’s temperature falls to a normal range, charge will resume.
This event occurs regardless of whether the power to the
computer is on or off.
DC IN indicator
Check the DC IN indicator to determine the power status with the AC adaptor
connected:
Blue
Indicates the AC adaptor is connected and supplying
proper power to the computer.
Amber
Indicates a problem with the power supply. Plug the AC
adaptor into another outlet. If it still does not operate
properly, see your dealer.
No light
Under any other conditions, the indicator does not light.
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Power indicator
Check the Power indicator to determine the power status.
Blue
Indicates power is being supplied to the computer and
the computer is turned on.
Blinking amber
Indicates the power was turned off while the computer
was in Resume mode.
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No light
Under any other conditions, the indicator does not light.
Battery types
The computer has two types of batteries:
❑
Battery — 3 cell, 6 cell or 9 cell depending on the models
❑
Real Time Clock (RTC) battery
Battery pack(3 cell) is used for Intel(R) GM965 model only.
Battery
When the AC power cord is not connected, the computer’s main power source is
a removable lithium ion battery pack, also referred to in this manual as the battery. You can purchase additional battery packs for extended use of the computer
away from an AC power source.
The battery pack is a lithium ion battery, which can explode if not
properly replaced, used, handled or disposed of. Dispose of the
battery as required by local ordinances or regulations. Use only
batteries recommended by TOSHIBA as replacements.
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The battery recharges the RTC batteries. The battery maintains the state of the
computer when you enable Resume.
When the computer is powered off in Resume mode, and the AC
adaptor is not connected, the battery pack supply power to
maintain data and programs in memory. If the battery pack is
completely discharged, Resume does not function and the
computer loses all data in memory.
The following message appears when you turn on the power:
WARNING 0251:System CMOS checksum
bad - Default configuration used.
Press <F1> to resume, <F2> to Setup.
To ensure that the battery pack maintains its maximum capacity, operate the
computer on battery power at least once a month until the battery pack is fully
discharged. Refer to Extending battery life in this chapter for procedures. If the
computer is continuously operated on AC power, more than a month, the battery
may fail to retain a charge. It may not function efficiently over the expected life
of the battery and the Battery LED may not indicate a low-battery condition.
Real time clock battery
The Real Time Clock (RTC) battery provides power for the internal real time
clock and calendar. It also maintains the system configuration.
If the RTC battery becomes completely discharged, the system loses this data and
the real time clock and calendar stop working. The following message appears
when you turn on the power:
Check system. Then press [F1] key . . . . . .
The computer’s RTC battery is a lithium ion battery and should be
replaced only by your dealer or by a TOSHIBA service
representative. The battery can explode if not properly replaced,
used, handled or disposed of. Dispose of the battery as required
by local ordinances or regulations.
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Care and use of the battery pack
The battery pack is a vital component of portable computing. Taking proper care
of it will help ensure longer operating time on battery power as well as a longer
life for your battery pack. Follow the instructions in this section carefully to
ensure safe operation and maximum performance.
Safety precautions
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Mishandling of batteries can cause death, serious injury or property damage.
Carefully observe the following advisories:
Danger: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation, Which could result in
death or serious injury, if you do not follow instructions.
Warning: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, Which could result in
death or serious injury, if you do not follow instructions.
Caution: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, Which if not avoided, may
result in moderate or minor injury or property damage.
Note: Provides important information.
Danger
1. Never try to dispose of the battery pack by burning or expose it to a heating
device such as a microwave oven. The battery pack could explode and
cause bodily injury.
2. Never try to disassemble, repair or otherwise tamper with a battery pack.
The battery pack will overheat and ignite. Leakage of caustic alkaline solution or other electrolytic substances will cause fire or injury, possibly resulting in death or serious injury.
3. Never short-circuit the battery pack by contacting the terminals with a
metal object. A short-circuit can cause fire or otherwise damage the battery
pack and possibly cause injury. To avoid accidental short-circuit, always
wrap the battery pack in plastic and cover the terminals with electrical tape
when storing or disposing of the battery pack.
4. Never puncture the battery pack with a nail or other sharp object. Never
strike it with a hammer or other object. Never step on it.
5. Never try to change the battery pack in any manner other than that
described in user’s manual. Never connect the battery pack to a plug socked
or to a automobile’s cigarette lighter socket. It may rupture or ignite.
6. Use only the battery pack supplied with the computer or other device or an
battery pack approved by the computer or device’s manufacturer. Battery
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packs have different voltages and terminal polarities. Use of an improper
battery could cause smoke, fire or rupture of the battery pack.
7. Never subject a battery pack to heat, such as storage near a heat source.
Exposure to heat can cause the battery pack to ignite, explode or leak caustic liquid and cause death or serious injury. It could also fail or malfunction
causing data lose.
8. Never expose the battery pack to abnormal shock, vibration or pressure.
The battery pack’s internal protective device will fail, causing it to overheat, explode, ignite or leak caustic liquids possibly resulting in death or
serious injury.
Warning
1. Never allow caustic electrolyte fluid leaked from a battery pack to contact
your eyes, skin or clothing. If caustic electrolyte fluid should contact your
eyes, immediately wash your eyes with large amounts of running water and
seek medical attention, to help prevent eye damage. It electrolyte fluid
should contact your skin immediately wash it under running water to prevent rash. If it contacts your clothes, promptly remove them to prevent the
fluid from contacting your skin or eyes.
2. Immediately turn off the power, disconnect the AC adaptor and remove the
battery if any of the following events are observed in the battery pack:
offensive or unusual odor, excessive heat, discoloration or deformation.
Never use the computer again until it has been checked by a TOSHIBA service provider. It might generate smoke or fire, or the battery pack might
rupture.
3. Make sure the battery is securely installed in the computer before attempting to charge the battery pack. Improper installation could generate smoke
or fire, or cause the battery pack to rupture.
4. Keep the battery pack out or reach of infants and children. It can cause
injury.
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9. Never let a battery pack become wet. A wet battery pack will overheat,
ignite or rupture possibly resulting in death or serious injury.
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Caution
1. Never continue to use a battery pack after its recharging capacity has
become impaired, or after the display of a warning message indicating that
the battery pack’s power is exhausted. Continued use of an exhausted or
impaired battery pack could cause the loss of data.
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2. Never dispose of battery packs with normal trash. Bring them to your
TOSHIBA dealer or to another recycling center to save resources and prevent environmental damage. Cover the terminals with electrical tape to prevent short-circuits, which could cause the battery pack to ignite or rupture.
3. Use only battery packs recommended by TOSHIBA as replacements.
4. Always make sure the battery pack is installed correctly and securely. Otherwise, a battery pack could fall out and possibly cause injury.
5. Change the battery pack only in an ambient temperature between 5 and 35
degrees Celsius. Otherwise, the electrolyte solution might leak, battery
pack performance might deteriorate and the battery life might be shortened.
6. Be sure to monitor the remaining battery power. If the battery pack and real
time clock battery discharge completely. Sleep and Suspend will not function and data in memory will be lose. Also, the computer might register an
incorrect time and date. In this case, connect the AC adaptor to recharge the
batteries.
7. Never install or remove the battery pack without first turning off the power
and disconnecting the AC adaptor. Never remove the battery pack while the
computer in Suspend or Sleep mode. Data will be lost.
Note
1. Never remove the battery pack while the Wake-up on LAN function is
enabled. Data will be lost. Before you remove a battery pack, disable the
Wake-up on LAN function.
2. To ensure the battery pack maintains maximum capacity, operate the computer on battery power once a week until the battery pack is fully discharged. Refer to the section Extending battery life in this chapter for
procedures. If the computer is continuously operated on AC power for an
extended period, more than a week, the battery might fail to retain a charge.
It might not function efficiently over the expected life of the battery pack
and Battery indicator might not indicate a low-battery condition.
3. After the battery pack is charged, avoid leaving the AC adaptor connected
and the computer turned off for more than a few hours at a time. Continuing
to charge a fully-charged battery pack can damage the battery.
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Charging the batteries
When the power in the battery pack becomes low, the Battery indicator flashes
amber indicating that only a few minutes of battery power remain. If you continue to use the computer while the Battery indicator flashes, the computer
enables Hibernation mode (so you don’t lose data) and automatically turns off.
The computer enters Hibernate mode only if Hibernation is
enabled in two places: the Hibernate tab in Power Options and
Setup Action tab in TOSHIBA Power Saver.
You must recharge a battery pack when it becomes discharged.
To recharge a battery pack while it is installed in the computer, connect the AC
adaptor to the DC IN socket and plug the other end into a working outlet.
The Battery indicator glows amber when the battery is being charged.
Use only the computer connected to an AC power source or the
optional TOSHIBA Batteries charger to charge the battery pack.
Never attempt to charge the battery pack with any other charger.
Time
The following table shows the approximate time required to fully charge a discharged battery.
Charging time (hours)
Battery type
System on
System off
Battery pack (3 cell)
8 hours or more
2 hours
Battery pack (6 cell)
8 hours or more
3 hours
Battery pack (9 cell)
8 hours or more
4 hours
RTC battery
24 hours
24 hours.
The charging time when the computer is on is affected by ambient
temperature, the temperature of the computer and how you use the
computer. If you make heavy use of external devices, for example,
the battery might scarcely charge at all during operation. Refer
also to the section Maximizing battery operating time.
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Battery charging notice
The battery may not charge right away under the following conditions:
❑
The battery is extremely hot or cold. If the battery is extremely hot, it might
not charge at all. Also, to ensure the battery charges to its full capacity,
charge the battery at room temperature of 10° to 30°C (50° to 86°F).
❑
The battery is nearly completely discharged. Leave the AC adaptor connected for a few minutes and the battery should begin charging.
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The Battery indicator may show a rapid decrease in battery operating time when
you try to charge a battery under the following conditions:
❑
The battery has not been used for a long time.
❑
The battery has completely discharged and been left in the computer for a
long time.
❑
A cool battery is installed in a warm computer.
In such case, follow the steps below.
1. Fully discharge the battery by leaving it in the computer with the power on
until the power automatically shuts off.
2. Plug in the AC adaptor.
3. Charge the battery until the Battery indicator glows blue.
Repeat the steps two or three times until the battery recovers normal capacity.
Leaving the AC adaptor connected will shorten battery life. At
least once a month, run the computer on battery power until the
battery is fully discharged, then recharged the battery.
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Monitoring battery capacity
Remaining battery power can be monitored in TOSHIBA Power Saver.
Wait at least 16 seconds after turning on the computer before
trying to monitor the remaining operating time. The computer
needs this time to check the battery’s remaining capacity and
to calculate the remaining operating time, based on the current power consumption rate and remaining battery capacity.
The actual remaining operating time may differ slightly from
the calculated time.
❑
With repeated discharges and recharges, the battery’s capacity will gradually decrease. Therefore, an often used, older
battery will not operate for as long as a new battery even
when both are fully charged. In this case, TOSHIBA Power
Saver will indicate a 100% charge for both the old and new
battery, but the displayed estimated time remaining will be
shorter for the older battery.
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Maximizing battery operating time
A battery’s usefulness depends on how long it can supply power on a single
charge.
How long the charge lasts in a battery depends on:
❑
How you configure the computer (for example, whether you enable batterypower saving options). The computer provides a battery save mode, which
can be set in TOSHIBA Power Saver, to conserve battery power. This mode
has the following options:
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• CPU Precessing speed
• Screen brightness
• Cooling Method
• System Sleep
• System Hibernation
• Monitor Power off
• HDD Power off
❑
How often and how long you use the hard disk, CD/DVD-ROM drive and
the diskette drive.
❑
How much charge the battery contained to begin with.
❑
How you use optional devices, such as an Express Card, to which the battery
supplies power.
❑
Enabling Resume mode conserves battery power if you are frequently turning the computer off and on.
❑
Where you store your programs and data.
❑
Closing the display when you are not using the keyboard saves power.
❑
Operating time decreases at low temperatures.
❑
The condition of the battery terminals. Make sure the battery terminals stay
clean by wiping them with a clean dry cloth before installing the battery
pack.
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Retaining data with power off
When you turn off your computer with fully charged batteries, the batteries retain
data for the following approximate time periods:
Battery pack (3 cell)
Battery pack (6 cell)
Battery pack (9 cell)
days (Sleep mode)
about 15
days (Shutdown mode)
about 3.5
days (Sleep mode)
about 30
days (Shutdown mode)
about 5.5
days (Sleep mode)
about 50
days (Shutdown mode)
about 3
months
Extending battery life
To maximize the life of your battery pack:
❑
At least once a month, disconnect the computer from a power source and
operate it on battery power until the battery pack fully discharges. Before
doing so, follow the steps below.
1.
Turn off the computer’s power.
2.
Disconnect the AC adaptor and turn on the computer’s power. If it does
not turn on go to step 4.
3.
Operate the computer on battery power for five minutes. If the battery
pack has at least five minutes of operating time, continue operating
until the battery pack is fully discharged. If the battery LED flashes or
there is some other warning to indicate a low battery, go to step 4.
4.
Connect the AC adaptor to the computer and the power cord to a power
outlet. The DC IN LED should glow blue, and the Battery LED should
glow amber to indicate that the battery pack is being charged. If the DC
IN indicator does not glow, power is not being supplied. Check the connections for the AC adaptor and power cord.
5.
Charge the battery pack until the Battery LED glows blue.
❑
If you have extra battery packs, rotate their use.
❑
If you will not be using the system for an extended period, more than one
month, remove the battery pack.
❑
Disconnect the AC adaptor when the battery is fully charged. Overcharging
makes the battery hot and shortens life.
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RTC battery
about 1.8
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If you are not going to use the computer for more than eight hours, disconnect the AC adaptor.
❑
Store spare battery packs in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight.
Replacing the battery pack
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When the battery pack reaches the end of its operating life you will need to
install a new one. If the Battery indicator flashes amber shortly after fully
recharging the battery, the battery pack needs to be replaced.
You might also replace a discharged battery pack with a charged spare when you
are operating your computer away from an AC power source. This section
explains how to remove and install battery packs.
Removing the battery pack
To replace a discharged battery pack, follow the steps below.
❑
When handling battery pack, be careful not to short circuit
the terminals. Also do not drop, hit or otherwise apply
impact; do not scratch or break the casing and do not twist or
bend the battery pack.
❑
Do not remove the battery pack while the computer is in
Sleep mood. Data is stored in RAM, so if the computer loses
power it will be lose.
❑
In Hibernation mode, data will be lose if you remove the battery or disconnect the AC adaptor before the save is completed. Wait for the Fixed HDD/ODD indicator to go out.
1. Save your work.
2. Turn the computer’s power off. Make sure the Power indicator is off.
3. Remove all cables connected to the computer.
4. Turn the computer upside down with the back of the computer facing you.
5. Slide the battery pack locking latch toward the unlock position.
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LOCK
BATTERY PACK
Figure 6-1 Slide the locking latch to the unlocked position
6. Slide the battery release latch to free the battery pack for removal, then lift
up the battery pack.
BATTERY PACK
BATTERY PACK
LOCK
BATTERY
RELEASE LATCH
Figure 6-2 Removing the battery pack
7. Pull the battery pack forward to remove it.
For environmental reasons, do not throw away a spent battery
pack. Please return spent battery pack to your TOSHIBA dealer.
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Installing the battery pack
To install a battery pack, follow the steps below.
The battery pack is a lithium ion battery, which can explode if not
properly replaced, used, handled or disposed of. Dispose of the
battery as required by local ordinances or regulations. Use only
batteries recommended by TOSHIBA as replacements.
1. Be sure the computer’s power is off and all cables are disconnected.
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2. Insert the battery pack.
BATTERY PACK
Figure 6-3 Installing the battery pack
3. Push the battery pack until it is firmly seated.
Starting the computer by password
If you have already registered a password, there are two ways to start the computer:
❑
Swipe your fingerprint on the sensor if you have already registered the fingerprint with the Fingerprint utility and enabled Fingerprint Power-on Security. If you would not like to swipe your finger or cannot authenticate the
fingerprint for some reasons, push the BACK SPACE key to skip the fingerprint authentication screen. You can try to swipe the fingerprint up to five
times. If you failed fingerprint authentication more than five times, you must
enter the password manually to start the computer.
❑
Enter the password manually.
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To start up the computer with the user password, follow these steps:
1. Turn on the power as described in Chapter 3, Getting Started. The following message appears:
Password =
At this point, the hot keys FN + F1 to F9 do not work. They will
function after you enter the password.
2. Enter the password.
If you enter the password incorrectly three times in a row, the
computer shuts off. In this case, you must turn the computer back
on to retry password entry.
Power-up modes
The computer has the following power-up modes:
❑
Boot: Computer shuts down without saving data. Always save your work
before you turn the computer off in boot mode.
❑
Hibernation: Data in memory is saved to the hard disk.
❑
Sleep: Data is maintained in the computer’s main memory. .
Refer also to the sections Turning on the power and Turning off
the power in Chapter 3, Getting Started
Windows utilities
You can specify the setting in TOSHIBA Power Saver.
Hot keys
You can use hot keys FN + F3 to enter Sleep mode and FN + F4 to enter Hibernation. See Chapter 5, The Keyboard for details.
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3. Press ENTER.
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Panel power on/off
You can set up your computer so that power turns off automatically when you
close the display panel. When you open the panel, power turns on in Sleep or
Hibernation mode but not in boot mode.
If the panel power off function is enabled and use Shut down
Windows, do not close the display until the shut down function is
completed.
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System Auto Off
This feature turns the system off automatically if it is not used for a set duration.
The system shuts down in Sleep mode or Hibernation mode in windows.
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HW Setup and Passwords
This chapter explains how to use TOSHIBA HW Setup program to configure
your computer and how to set passwords.
HW Setup
TOSHIBA HW Setup lets you configure settings for Display, CPU, Boot priority,
Keyboard, USB, LAN, General and password.
If the supervisor password is set, access to the TOSHIBA HW
Setup program can be prevented when the user password is used
to log on to the computer.
Accessing HW Setup
HW Setup window
The HW Setup window contains the following tabs: Display, CPU, Boot Priority,
Keyboard, USB, LAN, General and Password.
There are also three buttons: OK, Cancel and Apply.
OK Accepts your changes and closes the HW Setup window.
Cancel Closes the window without accepting your changes.
Apply Accepts all your changes without closing the HW Setup
window.
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To start the utility, click the Windows Start button, point to All Programs, click
TOSHIBA, click Utilities, and select HWSetup icon.
HW Setup and Passwords
General
This window displays the BIOS version and contains two buttons: Default and
About.
Default Return all HW Setup values to the factory settings.
About Display the HW Setup version.
Setup
This field displays BIOS Version and date.
Password
User Password
This option allows you to set or reset the user password for power on.
Not Registered Change or remove the password. (Default)
Registered Set the password. A dialogue box will appear to let you
set the password.
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PASSWORDS
To enter a user password:
1. Select Registered to display the following prompt:
Enter Password:
Enter a password of up to 10 characters. The character string you enter is displayed as a string of
asterisks. For example, if you enter a password
consisting of four characters, the display is
shown as:
Enter Password: ****
If you click the OK button before entering the password, Not
registered will appear on the display
2. Click the OK button. The following message appears, allowing you to verify the password.
Verify Password:
3. If character strings match, the password is registered click OK button.
If they do not match, the following message appears. You must repeat from
step 1.
Entry Error!!!
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To delete a user password:
1. Select Not Registered to display the following prompt:
Enter Password:
2. Enter the currently registered password. The character string you enter is
displayed as a string of asterisks.
Enter Password: ****
If you click the OK button before entering the password,
Registered will appear on the display.
3. Click the OK button. If the character string you enter matches the registered
password, the password option is reset and the display changes to:
Not registered
If they do not match, the following message appears. You must repeat step
1.
Incorrect Password!!!
.You will not be able to access the password option in the HW
Setup. In this case you must turn the power off and back on to
retry the procedure
4. Follow the same procedures described in the earlier section, How to set the
password, to set a new user password.
Display
This tab lets you customize your computer’s display settings for either the internal LCD screen or for an external monitor.
Power On Display
Lets you set the display to be used when the computer is booted.
Auto-Selected Selects an external monitor if one is connected. Otherwise, it selects the internal LCD. (Default)
LCD+AnalogRGB Selects both the internal LCD and external monitor for
simultaneous display.
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If you enter the password incorrectly three times in a row, the
computer need to shut off
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CPU
Dynamic CPU Frequency Mode
This option lets you choose from the following settings:
Dynamically Switchable CPU power consumption and clock speed
automatic switching function is enabled.
When the computer is in use, CPU operation
is automatically switched when necessary.
(Default)
Always Low CPU power consumption and clock speed
automatic switching function is disabled. The
CPU always runs at low power consumption
and low speed.
Boot Priority
Boot Priority Options
This option sets the priority for booting the computer.
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PASSWORDS
If there is only 1 HDD, the Boot Priority Options setting will be like the following
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If there are only 2 HDDs, the Boot Priority Options setting will be like the following.
This procedure does not affect the settings.
*
In this computer, CD-ROM refers to the DVD-ROM, CD-R/RW or CD-RW/
DVD-ROM drives.
To change the boot drive, follow the steps below.
1. Hold down F12 and boot the computer.
2. Use the up/down cursor keys to select boot device you want and press
Enter.
❑
If a supervisor password is set, the menu above does not
appear when you use the user password to start the computer.
❑
The selection method above does not change the boot priority
settings in HW Setup.
❑
If you press a key other than one of those above or if the
selected device is not installed, the system will boot according to the current setting in HW Setup.
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You can override the settings and manually select a boot device by pressing one
of the following keys while the computer is booting:
U Selects the USB diskette drive.
N Selects the Network.
1 Selects the primary HDD.
2 Selects the secondary HDD.
C Selects the CD-ROM*.
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Keyboard
Wake-up on Keyboard
When this feature is enabled and the computer is in sleep mode, you can turn on
the computer by pressing any key. It is effective only for the internal keyboard
and only when the computer is in sleep mode.
Enabled Enables Wake-up on Keyboard.
Disabled Disables Wake-up on Keyboard. (Default)
USB
Legacy USB Support
Use this option to enable or disable USB Legacy Emulation. If your operating
system does not support USB, you can still use a USB mouse and keyboard by
setting the USB Legacy Emulation item to Enabled.
Enabled Enables the USB Legacy Emulation. (Default)
Disabled Disables the USB Legacy Emulation.
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PASSWORDS
LAN
Wake-up on LAN
This features lets the computer’s power be turned on when it receives a wake-up
signal from the LAN.
Enabled Enables Wake-up on LAN.
Disabled Wake-up on LAN. (Default)
Do not install or remove an optional memory module while Wakeup on LAN is enabled.
Wake-up on LAN does not work without the AC adaptor. Leave it
connected, if you are using this feature.
Built-in LAN
Enabled
Disabled
Enables built-in LAN functions. (Default)
Disables built-in LAN functions.
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Optional Devices
Optional devices can expand the computer’s capabilities and its versatility. The
following optional devices are available from your TOSHIBA dealer:
Cards/memory
❑
Express Cards
❑
SD, SDHC, MS, MS Pro, MMC, xD memory cards
❑
Memory expansion
Power devices
❑
Additional battery pack (6 cell and 9 cell)
❑
Additional AC adaptor
Peripheral devices
❑
USB FDD Kit
❑
External monitor
❑
Television
❑
HDMI
❑
IEEE 1394
OPTIONAL DEVICES
Other
❑
Security lock
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Installing an Express Card
The Express Card slot is located on the left side of the computer. You can install
one Express Card in the slot.
Windows’ hot-install feature lets you install Express Card while the computer’s
power is on.
Do not install an Express Card while the computer is in sleep or
hibernation mode. Some cards might not work properly.
To install an Express Card, follow the steps below.
1. Insert the Express Card.
2. Press gently to ensure a firm connection.
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3. Check the configuration in the HW Setup window to make sure it is appropriate for your card.
EXPRESS CARD SLOT
Figure 8-1 Inserting the Express Card
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Removing an Express Card
To remove the Express Card, follow the steps below.
1. In Windows Vista™, open the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the
system tray and disable the Express Card.
2. Press the Express Card slightly to make it stretch out.
3. Grasp the Express Card and pull it out from the slot.
Figure 8-2 Removing the Express Card
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Multiple Digital Media Card Slot
Some models are equipped with a Multiple Digital Media Card Slot that can
accommodate Secure Digital (SD)/ Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC)/ Memory Stick (MS)/Memory Stick Pro (MS Pro)/Multi Media Card (MMC)/xD memory cards. These memory cards let you easily transfer data from devices, such as
digital cameras and Personal Digital Assistants, that use SD/SDHC/MS/MS Pro/
MMC/xD memory cards.
See below for the card capacities:
Card Type
Capacities
SD
8MB, 16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB,
2GB
SDHC
4GB
MMC
8MB, 16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB
MS
8MB, 16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB
MS Pro
256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB
xD
16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB
❑
The Logo of SD Memory card is
❑
The Logo of SDHC Memory card is
Installing a SD/SDHC/MS/MS Pro/MMC/xD card
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To install the memory card, follow the steps below.
1. Insert the memory card.
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2. Press gently to ensure a firm connection.
SD/SDHC/
MS/MS PRO/
MMC/XD CARD
MULTIPLE DIGITAL
MEDIA CARD SLOT
Figure 8-3 Inserting the memory card
Keep foreign objects out of the Multiple Digital Media Card
Slot. A pin or similar object can damage the computer's circuitry
❑
Make sure the SD/SDHC/MS/MS Pro/MMC/xD card is oriented properly before you insert it.
❑
Memory Stick Duo/PRO Duo and the Memory Stick adaptor
are not compatible with the Multiple Digital Media Card Slot.
Do not insert Memory Stick Duo/PRO Duo into the slot. Data
may be lost or damaged if you use any card other than those
supported.
❑
Two kinds of cards will not work at the same time. Please
insert only one card when using Multiple Digital Media Card
Slot.
❑
Do not format a memory card with Windows as it might result
in that card not being able to be used with some peripheral
devices.
❑
The card is designed so that it can be inserted only one way.
Do not try to force the card into the slot.
❑
For more details on using memory cards, see manuals
accompanying the cards
If Windows fail to read the SD/SDHC/MS/MS Pro/MMC/xD card,
remove it then reinsert it.
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Optional Devices
Removing a SD/SDHC/MS/MS Pro/MMC/xD card
To remove the memory card, follow the steps below.
1. In Windows Vista™, open the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the
system tray and disable the inserted memory card.
2. Gently press the memory card inside the socket to eject it.
3. Grasp the card and remove it.
SD/SDHC/MS/MS
PRO/MMC/XD CARD
OPTIONAL DEVICES
Figure 8-4 Removing the inserted memory card
❑
Make sure the Multiple Digital Media Card Slot indicator is
out before you remove the card or turn off the computer’s
power. If you remove the card or turn off the power while the
computer is accessing the card you may lose data or damage
the card.
❑
Please do not remove the inserted memory card from the Multiple Digital Media Card Slot while in Sleep or in Hibernation state. If you do, PC may become unstable or the data in
the memory card may be lost.
❑
Do not turn off or make computer in Sleep or Hibernation
mode during data is being transferred. The computer could
become unstable or data would be lost.
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Memory expansion
You can install additional memory in the computer’s memory module to increase
the amount of RAM.
Only memory modules with the following parts numbers can be
installed:
512MB: PA3511U-1M51
1GB: PA3512U-1M1G
2GB: PA3513U-1M2G
Installing memory module
To install a memory module, make sure the computer is in boot mode then:
1. Turn the computer off in boot mode. Refer to the Turning off the power section in Chapter 3.
❑
If you use the computer for a long time, the memory modules
will become hot. In this case, let the memory modules cool to
room temperature before you replace them.
❑
Do not try to install a memory module with the computer
turned on or turned off in Sleep and Hibernation mode. You
can damage the computer and the memory module.
2. Remove all cables connected to the computer.
3. Turn the computer upside down and remove the battery pack (refer to
Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up Modes.)
4. Remove one screw securing the memory module cover.
5. Lift off the cover.
Use a point size 0 Phillips screwdriver.
❑
Insert the two memory modules of the same specifications
and capacity into Slot A and Slot B respectively. The computer will operate in dual channel mode. You can access the
inserted memory modules efficiently in dual channel.
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Figure 8-5 Removing the cover
6. Insert the memory module into the connector on the computer. Press the
module carefully and firmly to ensure a solid connection.
7. Push the module down so that it lies flat and is secured by two latches.
Do not touch the connectors on the memory module or on the
computer. Debris on the connectors may cause memory access
problems.
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Figure 8-6 Inserting the memory module
8. Seat the cover and secure it with one screw.
9. When you turn the computer on, it should automatically recognize the total
memory capacity. Use the HW Setup program to verify that the added
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memory is recognized. If it is not recognized, check the module’s connection.
Removing memory module
To remove the memory module, make sure the computer is in boot mode then:
1. Turn the computer off and remove all cables connected to the computer.
❑
If you use the computer for a long time, the memory modules
will become hot. In this case, let the memory modules cool to
room temperature before you replace them.
❑
Do not try to remove a memory module with the computer
turned on or turned off in Sleep and Hibernation mode. You
can damage the computer and the memory module.
2. Turn the computer upside down and remove the battery pack (refer to
Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up Modes.)
3. Remove one screw securing the memory module cover.
4. Lift off the cover.
5. Use a slender object such as a pen to press two latches on either side of the
memory module to the outside. The memory module will pop up.
6. Grasp the memory module by the sides and pull it out.
Do not touch the connectors on the memory module or on the
computer. Debris on the connectors may cause memory access
problems.
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Figure 8-7 Removing the memory module
7. Seat the cover and secure it with one screw.
Additional battery pack (6 Cell and 9
Cell)
You can increase the portability of the computer with additional battery packs (6
Cell: PA3534U-1BRS/PA3534U-1BAS, 9 Cell: PA3535U-1BRS/PA3535U1BAS). If you’re away from an AC power source, you can replace a low battery
with a fully charged one. See Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up Modes.
OPTIONAL DEVICES
Additional AC adaptor
If you frequently transport the computer between different sites such as your
home and office, purchasing an AC adaptor for each location will reduce the
weight and bulk of your carrying load. PA3516U-1ACA/PA3516E-1AC3/
PA3516C-1AC3.
USB FDD Kit
The 3 1/2" external FDD drive module can be connected to the USB port.
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External monitor
An external analog monitor can be connected to the external monitor port on the
computer, Port Replicator. The computer supports VGA and Super VGA video
modes. To connect a monitor, follow the steps below.
If an external monitor is connected to the computer, do not
connect the Port Replicator. First disconnect the external monitor
from the computer then connect the Port Replicator and use its
external monitor port.
The Resume feature can be used with an external monitor. Simply
enable Resume and the computer will maintain the data as it is
displayed on the external monitor.
1. Connect the monitor to the external monitor port.
2. Turn the monitor’s power on.
When you turn on the power, the computer automatically recognizes the monitor
and determines whether it is color or monochrome.
You can use the HW Setup to select between Auto-Selected and Simultaneous
displays. Refer to Chapter 7, HW Setup and Passwords.
If you have selected Simultaneous under the Display options of the HW Setup,
both the external monitor and the internal LCD will be active when you turn on
the computer. If Auto-Selected is selected, only the external monitor will be
active.
To change the display settings, press FN + F5. If you disconnect the monitor
before you turn the computer off, be sure to press FN + F5 to switch to the internal display. Refer to Chapter 5, The Keyboard, for details on using hot keys to
change the display setting.
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If you set Simultaneous for the computer’s display, you must set
the computer’s display resolution to the same as that of the
external monitor or other device, such as a projector.
Optional Devices
Television
A television can be connected to the video out port on the computer. To connect a
television, follow the steps below.
1. Turn the computer off.
2. Use a video cable (not supplied) to connect the television to the video out
port.
VIDEO OUT PORT
Figure 8-8 Connecting a television
3. Turn the television on.
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HDMI
A HDMI monitor can be connected to the HDMI out port on the computer.
1080i, 720p, 576p and 480p signal formats can be supported. But actual signal
format you can use depends on HDMI monitor. To connect monitor, follow the
steps as detailed below:
As the port operation of all HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia
Interface) monitors has not been confirmed, some HDMI monitors
may not function properly.
1. Plug one end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI port of the HDMI device.
Figure 8-9 Connecting a HDMI cable
2. Plug the other end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI out port on your computer.
Setting for display video on HDMI
To view video on the HDMI device, be sure to configure the following settings
otherwise you may find that nothing is displayed.
Be Sure to use the Fn+F5 HotKey to select the display device
before starting to play video. Do not change the display
device while playing video.
❑
Do not change the display device under the following conditions.
❑
While data is being read or written.
❑
While communication is being carried out.
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Optional Devices
Settings for audio on HDMI
To set the audio device to use the HDMI, follow the steps below.
1. Click Start.
2. Click Control Panel.
3. Click Hardware and Sound.
4. Click Realtek HD Audio Manager.
5. Click Digital Output Device (HDMI).
6. Click the Set Default Device button.
To set the audio device to use internal speaker, follow the steps below.
1. Click Start.
2. Click Control Panel.
3. Click Hardware and Sound.
4. Click Realtek HD Audio Manager.
5. Click Speakers.
6. Click the Set Default Device button.
i.LINK (IEEE1394)
i.LINK (IEEE1394) is provided with some models. It is used for high-speed data
transfer for a range of compatible devices such as
1. Digital video cameras
2. Hard disk drives
3. MO drives
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4. CD-RW drives
i.LINK uses a four-pin connector, which does not carry electric
current. External devices will need their own power supply.
Precautions
1. Make a back-up of your data before transferring it to the computer. There is
a possibility that the original data will be damaged. There is a particular risk
that some frames will be deleted in the case of digital video transfer.
TOSHIBA assumes no liability for such loss of data.
2. Do not transfer data in areas where static electricity is easily generated or in
areas subjected to electronic noise. Data can be destroyed.
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3. If you are transferring data through an IEEE1394 hub, do not connect or
disconnect other devices from the hub during data transfer. There is a likelihood that data will be damaged. Connect all devices to the hub before you
turn on the computer’s power.
4. You may not use any copyrighted video or music data copied from a video
camera except for your personal enjoyment.
5. If you connect/disconnect an i.LINK device to/from another i.LINK device
that is currently exchanging data with the computer, data frames might be
dropped.
6. Make sure data transfer has ended or turn off the computer, before you:
a. Connect/disconnect an i.LINK device to/from the computer.
b. Connect/disconnect an i.LINK device to/from another i.LINK device
that is connected to the computer.
Connecting
1. Make sure the connectors are properly aligned and plug the i.LINK
(IEEE1394) cable into the computer.
2. Plug the other end of the cable into the device.
Note the following when you use i.LINK:
a. You may need to install drivers for your i.LINK devices.
b. Not all i.LINK devices have been tested. Therefore, compatibility with
all i.LINK devices cannot be guaranteed.
c. Use S100, S200 or S400 cables no longer than three meters.
d. Some devices might not support sleep or automatic off functions.
f. When multiple IEEE1394 devices are connected to a PC, the devices
may not correctly be identified. This problem may occur when Windows
Vista™ is restarted while the devices are connected or when the power
to the IEEE1394 devices is turned on before the PC is turned on. If it
occurs, disconnect the IEEE1394 cables and then reconnect them.
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e. Do not connect or disconnect an i.LINK device while it is using an
application or when the computer is automatically shutting it down to
save power. Data might be destroyed.
Optional Devices
Disconnecting
1. Open the Safety Remove Hardware icon on the Task Bar.
2. Point to i.LINK (IEEE1394) device and click.
3. Disconnect the cable from the computer then from the i.LINK device.
Refer also to the documentation that came with your i.LINK
device.
Security lock
A security lock enables you to anchor your computer to a desk or other heavy
object to help prevent unauthorized removal of the computer.
Attach one end of a cable to the desk and the other end to the security lock slot on
the left side of the computer.
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Figure 8-10 Security lock
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TOSHIBA designed the computer for durability. However, should problems
occur, following the procedures in this chapter can help to determine the cause.
All readers should become familiar with this chapter. Knowing what might go
wrong can help prevent problems from occurring.
Problem solving process
Resolving problems will be much easier if you observe the following guidelines:
❑ Stop immediately when you recognize a problem exists. Further action may
result in data loss or damage. You may destroy valuable problem-related
information that can help solve the problem.
❑
Observe what is happening. Write down what the system is doing and what
actions you performed immediately before the problem occurred. If you
have a printer attached, print a copy of the screen using the PRTSC(Print
Screen) key.
The questions and procedures offered in this chapter are meant as a guide, they
are not definitive problem solving techniques. Many problems can be solved
simply, but a few may require help from your dealer. If you find you need to consult your dealer or others, be prepared to describe the problem in as much detail
as possible.
Preliminary checklist
Consider the simplest solution first. The items in this checklist are easy to fix and
yet can cause what appears to be a serious problem.
❑ Make sure you turn on all peripheral devices before you turn on the computer.
This includes your printer and any other external device you are using.
❑
Before you attach an external device, turn the computer off. When you turn
the computer back on it recognizes the new device.
❑
Make sure all options are set properly in the setup program.
❑
Check all cables. Are they correctly and firmly attached? Loose cables can
cause signal errors.
❑
Inspect all connecting cables for loose wires and all connectors for loose pins.
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Check that your diskette is correctly inserted and that the diskette’s write
protect tab is correctly set.
Make notes of your observations and keep them in a permanent error log. This
will help you describe your problems to your dealer. If a problem recurs, the log
will help you identify the problem faster.
Analyzing the problem
Sometimes the system gives clues that can help you identify why it is malfunctioning. Keep the following questions in mind:
❑ Which part of the system is not operating properly: keyboard, diskette drives,
hard disk drive, printer, display. Each device produces different symptoms.
❑
Is the operating system configuration set properly? Check the configuration
options.
❑
What appears on the display screen? Does it display any messages or random
characters? Print a copy of the screen if you have a printer attached. Look up
the messages in the software and operating system documentation. Check that
all connecting cables are correctly and firmly attached. Loose cables can
cause erroneous or intermittent signals.
❑
Do any icons light? Which ones? What color are they? Do they stay on or
blink? Write down what you see.
Record your observations so you can describe them to your dealer.
Software The problems may be caused by your software or diskette.
If you cannot load a software package, the media (usually a diskette) may be damaged or the program might be corrupted. Try
loading another copy of the software.
If an error message appears while you are using a software package,
check the software documentation. These documents usually
include a problem solving section or a summary of error messages.
Next, check any error messages in the OS documentation.
Hardware If you cannot find a software problem, check your hardware. First
run through the items in the preliminary checklist above. If you
still cannot correct the problem, try to identify the source. The
next section provides checklists for individual components and
peripherals.
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System start-up
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❑
❑
Self test
Power
Password
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Keyboard
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LCD panel
Hard disk drive
CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive
DVD Super Multi drive
HD DVD-ROM drive
HD DVD-R drive
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Diskette drive
Infrared port
Pointing device
Touch/Dual Mode Pad device
Fingerprint Sensor
❑
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Express Card
SD/SDHC/MS/MS Pro/MMC/
xD card
❑
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Monitor
Sound system
❑
TV output signal
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USB
Modem
Sleep/Hibernation
LAN
Wireless LAN
Bluetooth
❑
i.LINK (IEEE 1394)
System start-up
When the computer does not start properly, check the following items:
❑ Self Test
❑
Power Sources
❑
Power-on Password
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This section discusses problems caused by your computer’s hardware or attached
peripherals. Basic problems may occur in the following areas:
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Self test
When the computer starts up, the self-test will be run automatically, and the following will be displayed:
In Touch with Tomorrow
TOSHIBA
This message remains on the screen for a few seconds.
If the self test is successful, the computer tries to load the operating system.
Depending on how the Boot Priority is set in the Hardware Setup, the computer
tries to load first from drive A then from drive C, or first from drive C then from
drive A.
If any of the following conditions are present, the self test failed:
❑ The computer stops and does not proceed to display information or messages.
❑
Random characters appear on the screen, and the system does not function
normally.
❑
The screen displays an error message.
Turn off the computer and check all cable connections. If the test fails again, contact your dealer.
Power
When the computer is not plugged into an AC adaptor, the battery pack is the primary power source. However, your computer has a number of other power
resources, including intelligent power supply and Real Time Clock battery.
These resources are interrelated and any one could affect apparent power problems. This section provides check lists for AC adaptor and the main battery. If
you cannot resolve a problem after following them, the cause could lie with
another power resource. In such case, contact your dealer.
Overheating power down
If the computer’s internal temperature becomes too high, the computer will automatically shut down.
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Problem
Procedure
AC adaptor doesn’t
power the computer
(DC IN indicator does
not glow blue)
Check the connections. Make sure the cord is
firmly connected to the computer and a power
outlet.
Check the condition of the cord and terminals. If
the cord is frayed or damaged, replace it. If the
terminals are soiled, wipe them with cotton or a
clean cloth.
If the AC adaptor still does not power the computer, contact your dealer.
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If you have trouble turning on the computer with the AC adaptor connected,
check the DC IN indicator. Refer to Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up Modes for
more information.
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Battery
If you suspect a problem with the battery, check the DC IN indicator as well as
the battery indicator. For information on indicators and battery operation see
Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up Modes.
Problem
Procedure
Battery doesn’t power
the computer
The battery may be discharged. Connect the AC
adaptor to charge the battery.
Battery doesn’t
charge when the AC
adaptor is attached
(Battery indicator
does not glow
amber.)
If the battery is completely discharged, it will not
begin charging immediately. Wait a few minutes.
If the battery still does not charge, make sure
the outlet is supplying power. Test it by plugging
in an appliance. If it doesn’t work, try another
power source.
Check whether the battery is hot or cold to the
touch. If the battery is too hot or too cold, it will
not charge properly. Let it reach room temperature.
Unplug the AC adaptor and remove the battery
to make sure the terminals are clean. If
necessary wipe them with a soft dry cloth dipped
in alcohol.
Connect the AC adaptor and replace the battery.
Make sure it is securely seated.
Check the Battery indicator. If it does not glow,
let the computer charge the battery for at least
20 minutes. If the Battery indicator glows after
20 minutes, let the battery continue to charge at
least another 20 minutes before turning on the
computer.
If the indicator still does not glow, the battery may
be at the end of its operating life. Replace it.
If you do not think the battery is at the end of its
operating life, see your dealer.
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Procedure
Battery doesn’t power
the computer as long
as expected
If you frequently recharge a partially charged
battery, the battery might not charge to its full
potential. Fully discharge the battery, then try to
charge it again.
Check the power consumption settings in Power
Saver utility. Consider using a power saving
mode.
Password
Problem
Procedure
Cannot enter password
Refer to the Password section in Chapter 7, HW
Setup and Passwords.
Keyboard
Keyboard problems can be caused by your setup configuration. For more information refer to Chapter 5, The Keyboard and Chapter 7, HW Setup and Passwords.
Problem
Procedure
Some letter keys produce numbers
Check that the numeric keypad overlay is not
selected. Press FN + F10 and try typing again.
Output to screen is
garbled
Make sure the software you are using is not
remapping the keyboard. Remapping involves
reassigning the meaning of each key. See your
software’s documentation.
If you are still unable to use the keyboard, consult your dealer.
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LCD panel
Apparent LCD problems may be related to the computer’s setup. Refer to Chapter 7, HW Setup and Passwords, for more information.
Problem
Procedure
No display
Press hot keys FN + F5 to change the display
priority, to make sure it is not set for an external
monitor.
Markings appear on
the LCD
They might have come from contact with the
keyboard, TouchPad or cPad. Try wiping the
LCD gently with a clean dry cloth. If markings
remain, use LCD cleaner. Be sure to let the LCD
dry before closing it.
Problems above
remain unresolved or
other problems occur
Refer to your software’s documentation to determine if the software is causing the difficulty.
Contact your dealer if the problems continue.
Hard disk drive
Problem
Procedure
Computer does not
boot from hard disk
drive
Check if a diskette is in the diskette drive or a
CD-ROM is in the optical disc drive. Remove
any diskette and/or CD-ROM and check Boot
priority. Refer to Chapter 7, Boot Priority.
There may be a problem with your operating
system files. Refer to your OS documentation.
Slow performance
Your files may be fragmented. Run SCANDISK
and defragmenter to check the condition of your
files and disk. Refer to your OS documentation
or online HELP for information on running
SCANDISK and the defragmenter.
As a last resort, reformat the hard disk. Then,
reload the operating system and other files.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
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CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive
Problem
Procedure
You cannot access a
CD/DVD in the drive
Make sure the drive’s drawer is securely closed.
Press gently until it clicks into place.
Open the drawer and make sure the CD/DVD is
properly seated. It should lie flat with the label
facing up.
A foreign object in the drawer could block laser
light from reading the CD or DVD. Make sure
there is no obstruction. Remove any foreign
object.
Check whether the DVD is dirty. If it is, wipe it
with a clean cloth dipped in water or a neutral
cleaner. See the Media care section in Chapter 4
for details on cleaning.
Some CD/DVDs run
correctly, but others
do not
The software or hardware configuration may be
causing a problem. Make sure the hardware
configuration matches your software’s needs.
Check the CD/DVD’s documentation.
Check the type of DVD/CD you are using. The
drive supports:
DVD-ROM:DVD-ROM, DVD-Video
CD-ROM:CD-DA, CD-Text, Photo CD (single/
multi-session), CD-ROM Mode 1, Mode 2, CDROMXA Mode 2 (Form1, Form2), Enhanced CD
(CD-EXTRA), CD-G (Audio CD only)
Recordable:CD-R, CD-RW
Check the region code on the DVD. It must
match that on the CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive.
Region codes are listed in the Optical disc section in Chapter 2, The Grand Tour.
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For more information, refer to Chapter 4, Operating Basics.
Problem
Procedure
You cannot access a
CD/DVD in the drive
Make sure the drive’s drawer is securely closed.
Press gently until it clicks into place.
Open the drawer and make sure the CD/DVD is
properly seated. It should lie flat with the label
facing up.
A foreign object in the drawer could block laser
light from reading the CD or DVD. Make sure
there is no obstruction. Remove any foreign
object.
Check whether the DVD is dirty. If it is, wipe it
with a clean cloth dipped in water or a neutral
cleaner. See the Media care section in Chapter 4
for details on cleaning.
Some CD/DVDs run
correctly, but others
do not
The software or hardware configuration may be
causing a problem. Make sure the hardware
configuration matches your software’s needs.
Check the CD/DVD’s documentation.
Check the type of DVD/CD you are using. The
drive supports:
DVD-ROM:DVD-ROM, DVD-Video
CD-ROM:CD-DA, CD-Text, Photo CD (single/
multi-session), CD-ROM Mode 1, Mode 2, CDROMXA Mode 2 (Form1, Form2), Enhanced CD
(CD-EXTRA), CD-G (Audio CD only).
Check the region code on the DVD. It must
match that on the CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive.
Region codes are listed in the Optical disc section in Chapter 2, The Grand Tour.
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Problem
Procedure
You cannot access a
CD/DVD in the drive
Make sure the drive’s drawer is securely closed.
Press gently until it clicks into place.
Open the drawer and make sure the CD/DVD is
properly seated. It should lie flat with the label
facing up.
A foreign object in the drawer could block laser
light from reading the CD or DVD. Make sure
there is no obstruction. Remove any foreign
object.
Check whether the DVD is dirty. If it is, wipe it
with a clean cloth dipped in water or a neutral
cleaner. See the Media care section in Chapter 4
for details on cleaning.
Some CD/DVDs run
correctly, but others
do not
The software or hardware configuration may be
causing a problem. Make sure the hardware
configuration matches your software’s needs.
Check the CD/DVD’s documentation.
Check the type of DVD/CD you are using. The
drive supports:
DVD-ROM:DVD-ROM, DVD-Video
CD-ROM:CD-DA, CD-Text, Photo CD (single/
multi-session), CD-ROM Mode 1, Mode 2, CDROMXA Mode 2 (Form1, Form2), Enhanced CD
(CD-EXTRA), CD-G (Audio CD only)
Check the region code on the DVD. It must
match that on the CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive.
Region codes are listed in the Optical disc section in Chapter 2, The Grand Tour.
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Problem
Procedure
Cannot write correctly
If you have trouble writing, make sure you are
observing the following precautions:
Use only media recommended by TOSHIBA
Do not use the mouse or keyboard during writing.
Use only the software supplied with the computer for recording.
Do not run or start other software during writing.
Do not jar the computer during writing.
Do not connect/disconnect external devices or
install/remove internal cards during writing.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
DVD Super Multi (+-R DL) drive
For more information, refer to Chapter 4, Operating Basics.
Problem
Procedure
You cannot access a
CD/DVD in the drive
Make sure the drive’s drawer is securely closed.
Press gently until it clicks into place.
Open the drawer and make sure the CD/DVD is
properly seated. It should lie flat with the label
facing up.
A foreign object in the drawer could block laser
light from reading the CD or DVD. Make sure
there is no obstruction. Remove any foreign
object.
Check whether the DVD is dirty. If it is, wipe it
with a clean cloth dipped in water or a neutral
cleaner. See the Media care section in Chapter 4
for details on cleaning.
Some CD/DVDs run
correctly, but others
do not
The software or hardware configuration may be
causing a problem. Make sure the hardware
configuration matches your software’s needs.
Check the CD/DVD’s documentation.
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Problem
Procedure
Check the region code on the DVD. It must
match that on the CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive.
Region codes are listed in the Optical disc section in Chapter 2, The Grand Tour.
Cannot write correctly
If you have trouble writing, make sure you are
observing the following precautions:
• Use only media recommended by TOSHIBA
• Do not use the mouse or keyboard during
writing.
• Use only the software supplied with the computer for recording.
• Do not run or start other software during writing.
• Do not jar the computer during writing.
• Do not connect/disconnect external devices
or install/remove internal cards during writing.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
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Check the type of DVD/CD you are using. The
drive supports:
DVD-ROM:DVD-ROM, DVD-Video
CD-ROM:CD-DA, CD-Text, Photo CD (single/
multi-session), CD-ROM Mode 1, Mode 2, CDROMXA Mode 2 (Form1, Form2), Enhanced CD
(CD-EXTRA), CD-G (Audio CD only)
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Diskette drive
Problem
Procedure
Drive does not
operate
There may be a faulty cable connection. Check
the connection to the computer and to the drive.
Some programs run
correctly but others
do not
The software or hardware configuration may be
causing a problem. Make sure the hardware
configuration matches your software needs.
You cannot access
the external 3 1/2"
diskette drive
Try another diskette. If you can access the
diskette, the original diskette (not the drive) is
probably causing the problem.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
Infrared port
Refer also to the documentation for your IrDA compatible device and related
software.
Problem
Procedure
Infrared devices do
not work as expected
Check that the device is connected to an electric
outlet. Make sure the outlet is supplying power
by plugging in an appliance.
Make sure there is no obstruction blocking communication between the computer and the target
device.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
Pointing device
If you are using a USB mouse, also refer to the USB section in this chapter and to
your mouse documentation.
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Touch Pad/Dual Mode Pad
Procedure
On-screen pointer
does not respond to
Pad operation
The system might be busy. If the pointer is
shaped as an hourglass, wait for it to resume its
normal shape and try again to move it.
Double-tapping does
not work
Try changing the double-click speed setting in
the mouse control utility.
1. Open the Control Panel, select the Mouse
icon and press ENTER.
2. Click the Buttons tab.
3. Set the double-click speed as instructed
and click OK.
The mouse pointer
moves too fast or too
slow
Try changing the speed setting in the mouse
control utility.
1. Open the Control Panel, select the Mouse
icon and press ENTER.
2. Click the Pointer Option tab.
3. Set the speed as instructed and click OK.
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Problem
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Procedure
When the reaction of
Touch pad/Dual Mode
Pad is sensitive to
slow
Adjust the touch Sensitivity.
1. Open the Control Panel.
2. Click the Printers icon and then the Other
Hardware icon.
3. Click the Mouse icon.
4. Click the Device Setting tab.
5. Click the Setting button.
6. The Properties for Synaptics Touchpad on
PS/2 port screen appears. Double-click
Sensitivity in the Select an item section on
the left side of the screen.
7. PalmCheck and Touch Sensitivity are displayed. Click Touch Sensitivity.
8. Move the slide bar for Touch Sensitivity to
make an adjustment. Click the OK button.
9. Click the OK button on the Device Setting
tab.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
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USB mouse
Problem
Procedure
On-screen pointer
does not respond to
mouse operation
The system might be busy. If the pointer is
shaped as an hourglass, wait for it to resume its
normal shape and try again to move it.
Make sure the mouse is properly connected to
the USB port.
Double-clicking does
not work
Try changing the double-click sped setting in the
mouse control utility.
1. Open the Control Panel, select the Mouse
icon and press ENTER.
2. Click the Buttons tab.
3. Set the double-click speed as instructed
and click OK.
The mouse pointer
moves too fast or too
slow
Try changing the speed setting in the mouse
control utility.
1. Open the Control Panel, select the Mouse
icon and press ENTER.
2. Click the Pointer Options tab.
3. Set the speed as instructed and click OK.
The mouse pointer
moves erratically
The mouse might be dirty. Refer to your mouse
documentations for instructions on cleaning.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
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This section applies only with Windows Vista™ operating systems.
Troubleshooting
TROUBLESHOOTING
Fingerprint Sensor
Problem
Procedure
Reading of the
fingerprint was not
successful.
Please try again using the correct posture. Refer
to Using the Fingerprint Sensor in Chapter 4,
Operating Basics.
Try the recognition process again using another
enrolled finger.
The fingerprint cannot
be read due to
injuries to the finger.
Try the recognition process again using another
enrolled finger.
If fingerprints from all the enrolled fingers cannot
be read, please logon by using the keyboard to
input the password for the time being.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
Fingerprint Power on
Security or Single
Sign On feature
cannot be enabled.
Please use TOSHIBA HW Setup to register the
User Password if it was not registered.
Fingerprint Power on
Security does not
work
1. Make sure you have enroll finger in windows account.
2. Set the User Password by using TOSHIBA
HW Setup and restart the system.
3. Make sure place a checkmark in "Replace
the power-on and hard drive passwords
with the fingerprint reader" on the Protector
Suite QL setting.
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Express Card
Problem
Procedure
Express Card error
occurs
Reseat the Express Card to make sure it is
firmly connected.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Refer also to Chapter 8, Optional Devices.
Make sure the connection between the external
device and the card is firm.
Check the card’s documentation.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
SD/SDHC/MS/MS Pro/MMC/xD card
Refer also to Chapter 8, Optional Devices.
Problem
Procedure
Memory card error
occurs
Reseat the memory card to make sure it is firmly
connected.
Check the card’s documentation.
You cannot write to
the memory card
Make sure the card is not write protected.
You cannot read a file
Make sure the target file is on the memory card
inserted in the slot.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
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Monitor
Refer also to Chapter 8, Optional Devices, and to your monitor’s documentation.
Problem
Procedure
Monitor does not turn
on
Make sure that the external monitor’s power
switch is on. Confirm that the external monitor’s
power cable is plugged into a working power
outlet.
No display
Try adjusting the contrast and brightness controls on the external monitor.
Press hot keys FN + F5 to change the display
priority and make sure it is not set for the internal
display.
Display error occurs
Check that the cable connecting the external
monitor to the computer is attached firmly.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
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Sound system
Procedure
No sound is heard
Adjust the volume control dial.
Check the software volume settings.
Make sure the headphone connection is secure.
Check Windows Device Manager. Make sure
the sound function is enabled and that settings
for I/O address, Interrupt level and DMA are correct for your software and do not conflict with
other hardware devices that you may have connected to the computer.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
TV output signal
Refer also to your Personal Conferencing Kit’s documentation.
Problem
Procedure
Display on TV is poor
Make sure the TV type is correct for your area:
NTSC (US, JAPAN), PAL (Europe).
No display
Try adjusting the contrast and brightness controls on the external monitor.
Press hot keys FN + F5 to change the display.
Refer to Chapter 5, The Keyboard.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
If you turn the computer off in Resume mode while the display is
on TV, the computer will select either the internal LCD or an
external computer CRT as the display device.
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Problem
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USB
Refer also to your USB device’s documentation.
Problem
Procedure
USB device does not
work
Check for a firm cable connection between the
USB ports on the computer and the USB device.
Make sure the USB device drivers are properly
installed. Refer to your Windows documentation
for information on checking the drivers.
If you are using an operating system that does
not support USB, you can still use a USB mouse
and/or USB keyboard. If these devices do not
work, make sure the USB KB/Mouse Legacy
Emulation item in HW Setup is set to Enabled.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
Modem
Problem
Procedure
Communication software can’t initialize
modem
Make sure the computer’s internal modem settings are correct. Refer to Phone and Modem
Options in the Control Panel.
You can hear a dial
tone but can’t make a
call
If the call is going through a PBX machine, make
sure the communication application’s tone dial
detection feature is disabled.
You can also use the ATX command.
You place a call, but a
connection can’t be
made
Make sure the settings are correct in your communications application.
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Procedure
After making a call
you can’t hear a ring
Make sure the tone or pulse selection in your
communications application is set correctly.
You can also use the ATD command. Refer to
the chapter on AT commands in online help files
for Appendix C, AT Command.
Communication is cut
off unexpectedly
The computer will automatically cut off communication when connection with the carrier is not
successful for a set time interval. Try lengthening this time interval.
A CONNECT display is
quickly replaced by
NO CARRIER
Check the error control setting in your communications application.
You can also use the AT\N command.
Character display
becomes garbled
during a
communication
In data transmission, make sure the parity bit
and stop bit settings correspond with those of
the remote computer.
Check the flow control and communication protocol.
You cannot receive
an incoming call
Check the rings before auto answer setting in an
incoming call your communications application.
You can also use the ATS0 command.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
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Problem
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Sleep/Hibernation
Problem
Procedure
The system will not
enter Sleep/Hibernation
Is Windows Media Player open? The system
might not enter Sleep/Hibernation, if Windows
Media Player is either playing a selection or finished playing a selection. Close Windows Media
Player before you select Sleep/Hibernation.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
LAN
Problem
Procedure
Cannot access LAN
Check for a firm cable connection between the
LAN jack and the LAN HUB.
Wake-up on LAN
Make sure the AC adaptor is connected. The
does not work Wake-up on LAN function consumes power even when the system is off.
If problems persist, consult your LAN administrator.
Wireless LAN
If the following procedures do not restore LAN access, consult your LAN administrator. For more information on wireless communication, refer to Chapter 4,
Operating Basics.
Problem
Procedure
Cannot access Wireless LAN
Make sure the computer’s wireless communication switch is set to on.
If problems persist, consult your LAN administrator.
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Bluetooth
Problem
Procedure
Cannot access Bluetooth device
Make sure the computer’s wireless communication switch is set to on.
Make sure the Bluetooth Manager is running
and the power to the Bluetooth device is turned
on.
Make sure no optional Bluetooth Adpater is
installed in the computer. The built-in Bluetooth
function and an optional Bluetooth Adpater cannot operate simultaneously.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
i.LINK (IEEE1394)
Problem
Procedure
i.LINK device does
not function
Make sure the cable is securely connected to
the computer and to the device.
Make sure the device’s power is turned on.
Reinstall the drivers. Open the Windows Control
Panel and double-click the Add Hardware icon.
Follow the on-screen directions.
Restart Windows.
If problems persist, contact your dealer.
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For more information on wireless communication, refer to Chapter 4, Operating
Basics.
Troubleshooting
TROUBLESHOOTING
Recovery Discs
Problem
Procedure
The following message appears when
executing Recovery
Disc Creator.
"The Recovery Disc
Creator can not be
launched because
there is no recovery
partition."
You will see this message if you have previously
chosen to remove the partition and are trying to
create "Recovery Media". When there is no
recovery partition, the Recovery Disc Creator
cannot make Recovery Media.
However, if you have already created a "Recovery Media", you can use it to restore the recovery partition.
Simply follow the instructions in "Restoring the
preinstall software from your creating Recovery
Media" section in this manual. You will be
directed to select "Restore Original Factory
Image" from the drop-down menu. If you have
not created "Recovery Media", please contact
TOSHIBA support for assistance.
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TOSHIBA support
Before you call
Some problems you experience may be related to software or the operating system, it is important to investigate other sources of assistance first. Before contacting TOSHIBA, try the following:
❑ Review troubleshooting sections in the documentation for software and
peripheral devices.
❑
If a problem occurs when you are running software applications, consult the
software documentation for troubleshooting suggestions. Call the software
company’s technical support for assistance.
❑
Consult the dealer you purchased your computer and/or software from. They
are your best sources for current information and support.
Where to write
If you are still unable to solve the problem and suspect that it is hardware
related, write to TOSHIBA at the nearest location listed on the below.
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If you require any additional help using your computer or if you are having problems operating the computer, you may need to contact TOSHIBA for additional
technical assistance.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Troubleshooting
Outside of Europe
Australia
TOSHIBA Australia Pty. Ltd.
Information Systems Division
84-92 Talavera Road
North Ryde N.S.W. 2113 Sydney
Canada
TOSHIBA of Canada Ltd.
191 McNabb Street,
Markham, Ontario
L3R 8H2
China
TOSHIBA Personal Computer &
Network (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
43F, Hongkong new world tower,
No. 300 Huai Hai Zhong Road,
Shanghai,
P.R. China 200021
United States of America
TOSHIBA America Information
Systems, Inc.
9740 Irvine Boulevard
Irvine, California 92618
USA
Singapore
TOSHIBA Singapore Pte. Ltd.
438B Alexandra Road #06-01
Alexandra Technopark
Singapore 119968
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In Europe
Germany & Austria
TOSHIBA Europe (I.E.) GmbH
Geschäftsbereich,
Deutschland-Österreich
Hammfelddamm8,
D-41460 Neuss, Germany
France
TOSHIBA Systèms France S.A.
7, Rue Ampère B.P. 131,
92804 Puteaux Cedex
Netherlands
TOSHIBA Information Systems,
Benelux B.V.
Rivium Boulevard
41 2909 LK Capelle a/d IJssel
Spain
TOSHIBA Information Systems,
ESPAÑA
Parque Empresarial San Fernando
Edificio Europa, la Planta,
Escalera A 28830 Madrid
United Kingdom
TOSHIBA Information Systems (U.K.)
Ltd.
TOSHIBA Court
Weybridge Business Park
Addlestone Road
Weybridge, Surrey KT15 2UL
The Rest of Europe
TOSHIBA Europe (I.E.) GmbH
Geschäftsbereich,
Deutschland-Österreich
Hammfelddamm 8,
D-41460 Neuss, Germany
User’s Manual
Chapter 10
Disclaimers
This chapter slates the Disclaimer(s) information applicable to TOSHIBA computers.
Central Processing Unit ("CPU") Performance Disclaimer.
CPU performance in your computer product may vary from specifications under
the following conditions:
❑
use of certain external peripheral products
❑
use of battery power instead of AC power
❑
use of certain multimedia, computer generated graphics or video applications
❑
use of standard telephone lines or low speed network connections
❑
use of complex modeling software, such as high end computer aided design
applications
❑
use of several applications or functionalities simultaneously
❑
use of computer in areas with low air pressure (high altitude > 1,000 meters
or > 3,280 feet above sea level)
❑
use of computer at temperatures outside the range of 5°C TO 30°C (41°F TO
86°F) or > 25°C (77°F) at high altitude (all temperature references are
approximate and may vary depending on the specific computer modelplease refer to your PC documentation or visit the Toshiba website at
www.pcsupport.toshiba.com for details).
CPU performance may also vary from specifications due to design configuration.
Under some conditions, your computer product may automatically shut-down.
This is a normal protective feature designed to reduce the risk of lost data or
damage to the product when used outside recommended conditions. To avoid
risk of lost data, always make back-up copies of data by periodically storing it on
an external storage medium. For optimum performance, use your computer product only under recommended conditions. Read additional restrictions in your
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CPU
Disclaimers
product documentation. Contact Toshiba technical service and support, refer to
TOSHIBA support section in chapter 9 Troubleshooting for more information.
64-Bit Computing. 64-bit processors are designed to take advantage of 32 and 64
bit computing.
64-bit computing requires that the following hardware and software requirements are met:
• 64-bit Operating System
• 64-bit CPU, Chipset and BIOS (Basic Input/Output System)
• 64-bit Device drivers
DISCLAIMERS
• 64-bit applications
Certain device drivers and/or applications may not be compatible with a 64-bit
CPU and therefore may not function properly. A 32-bit version of the operating
system is preinstalled on your computer unless explicitly stated that the operating
system is 64-bit. See "www.pcsupport.toshiba.com" for more information.
Memory (Main System)
Part of the main system memory may be used by the graphics system for graphics performance and therefore reduce the amount of main system memory available for other computing activities. The amount of main system memory
allocated to support graphics may vary depending on the graphics system, applications utilized, system memory size and other factors.
For PC's configured with 4GB of system memory, the full system memory space
for computing activities will be considerably less and will vary by model and
system configuration.
Battery Life
Battery life may vary considerably depending on product model, configuration,
applications, power management settings and features utilized, as well as the natural performance variations produced by the design of individual components.
Published battery life numbers are achieved on select models and configurations
tested by Toshiba at the time of publication. Recharge time varies depending on
usage. Battery may not charge while computer is consuming full power.
After a period of time, the battery will lose its ability to perform at maximum
capacity and will need to be replaced. This is a normal phenomenon for all batteries. To purchase a new battery pack, see the accessories information that is
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shipped with your computer, or visit the Toshiba web site at www.pcsupport.toshiba.com.
HDD Drive Capacity
9
1 Gigabyte (GB) means 10 = 1,000,000,000 bytes using powers of 10. The computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for
30
LCD
Over a period of time, and depending on the usage of the computer, the brightness of the LCD screen will deteriorate. This is an intrinsic characteristic of LCD
technology.
Maximum brightness is only available when operating in AC power mode. The
screen will dim when the computer is operated on battery power and you will not
be able to increase the brightness of the screen.
Graphics Processor Unit ("GPU")
Graphics processor unit ("GPU") performance may vary depending on product
model, design configuration, applications, power management settings and features utilized. GPU performance is only optimized when operating in AC power
mode and may decrease considerably when operating in battery power mode.
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the definition of 1 GB = 2 = 1,073,741,824 bytes, and therefore shows less
storage capacity. Available storage capacity will also be less if the product
includes one or more pre-installed operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows and/or pre-installed software applications, or media content. Actual formatted capacity may vary.
Disclaimers
Wireless LAN
The transmission speed over the wireless LAN and the distance over which wireless LAN can reach may vary depending on surrounding electromagnetic environment, obstacles, access point design and configuration, and client design and
software/hardware configurations.
[54Mbps is the theoretical maximum speed under the IEEE802.11 (a/b/g) standard.] The actual transmission speed will be lower than the theoretical maximum
speed.
DISCLAIMERS
Non-applicable Icons
Certain notebook chassis are designed to accommodate all possible configurations for an entire product series. Therefore, please be aware that your selected
model may not have all the features and specifications corresponding to all of the
icons or switches shown on the notebook chassis, unless you have selected all
those features.
Copy Protection
Copy protection technology included in certain media may prevent or limit
recording or viewing of the media.
Images
All images are simulated for purposes of illustration.
LCD Brightness and Eye Strain
Your LCD display has a brightness approaching that of a TV device. We recommend that you adjust the brightness of your LCD to a comfortable level to prevent possible strain on your eyes.
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Appendixes
Appendix A
Specifications..................................................................................... A-1
Appendix B
Display Controller and Modes ..........................................................B-1
Appendix C
V.90/V.92 .............................................................................................. C-1
Appendix D
Wireless LAN ...................................................................................... D-1
Appendix E
AC Power Cord and Connectors ...................................................... E-1
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Appendix A
Specifications
This appendix summarizes the computer’s technical specifications.
Physical Dimensions
Size
With TFT display
362 (w) x 267.8 (d) x 33.5 (front) / 39.3 (rear) millimeters
Weight (typical*)
< 2.72 kilograms, configured with: 15.4" panel, DVD Combo drive, 3-cell
battery, and modem.
* Weight will vary depending on whether or not and what kind of options are
adopted.
Environmental Requirements
Conditions
Operating
Nonoperating
Thermal Gradient
Wet-bulb temperature
Operating
Nonoperating
Relative
temperature
humidity
5°C (41°F) to 35°C (95°F)
20% to 80%
-20°C (-4°F) to 65°C (149°F)
10% to 90%
20°C per hour maximum
26°C maximum
Altitude (from sea level)
APPENDIX A
Conditions
Ambient
-60 to 2,000 meters
-60 to 10,000 meters maximum
Power Requirements
AC adaptor
100- 240 volts AC
50 or 60 hertz (cycles per second)
Computer
19V DC
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Built-in Modem
The ability of this feature is depending on the model you purchased.
Network control unit (NCU)
Type of NCU
Type of line
Type of dialing
AA
Telephone line (analog only)
Pulse
Tone
Control command
AT commands
EIA-578 commands
Monitor function
Computer’s speaker
Communication specifications
Communication
system
Communication
protocol
APPENDIX A
Communication
speed
Error correcting
Data compression
Data:
Full duplex
Fax:
Half duplex
Data
ITU-T-Rec
V.21/V.22/V.22bis/V.32
(Former CCITT) /V.32bis/V.34/V.90
Bell
103/212A
Fax
ITU-T-Rec
V.17/V.29/V.27ter
(Former CCITT) /V.21 ch2
Data transmission and reception
300/1200/2400/4800/7200/9600/12000/14400/
16800/19200/21600/24000/26400/28800/31200/
33600 bps
Data reception only with V.90
28000/29333/30666/32000/33333/34666/36000/
37333/38666/40000/41333/42666/44000/45333/
46666/48000/49333/50666/52000/53333/54666/
56000 bps
Fax
2400/4800/7200/9600/12000/14400 bps
MNP class 4 and ITU-T V.42
MNP class 5 and ITU-T V.42bis
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Display Controller and
Modes
Display controller
The display controller interprets software commands into hardware commands
that turn particular pels on or off.
The controller is an advanced Video Graphics Array (VGA) that provides Super
VGA (SVGA) and Extended Graphics Array (XGA) support for the internal
LCD and external monitors.
A high-resolution external monitor connected to the computer can display up to
2048 horizontal and 1536 vertical pixels at up to 16M colors.
The display controller also controls the video mode, which uses industry standard rules to govern the screen resolution and the maximum number of colors
that can be displayed on screen.
Software written for a given video mode will run on any computer that supports
the mode.
The computer’s display controller supports all SVGA and XGA modes, the most
widely used industry standards.
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Appendix B
APPENDIX B
Video Modes
The computer supports video modes defined in the table below. If your application offers a selection of mode numbers that do not match the numbers on the
table, select a mode based on, resolution, number of colors and refresh rates.
Table Video Modes
CRT Display
Resolution
800*600
1024*768
1280*8001
1280*1024
1600*1200
1920*1440
2048*1536
Color Depth
(bpp)
16bpp
32bpp
16bpp
32bpp
16bpp
32bpp
16bpp
32bpp
16bpp
32bpp
16bpp
32bpp
16bpp
32bpp
Refresh Rate
(Hz)
60, 75, 85, 100
60, 75, 85, 100
60, 75, 85, 100
60, 75, 85, 100
60
60
60, 75, 85, 100
60, 75, 85, 100
60, 75, 85, 100
60, 75, 85, 100
60, 75
60, 75
60
60
1. Only for WXGA panel
*Only External Monitor can perform change of
Refresh Rate (Hz).
❑
Some of display mode might not be supported depending on
the external monitor which you use.
❑
f you are running some application ( for example a 3D application or video playback and so on), you may use some disturbance, flickering or frame dropping on your screen. If that
occurs,adjust the resolution of display, lowering it until the
screen is displayed properly.You could also disable Windows
Aero™ to help correct this situation.
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Appendix C
V.90/V.92
V.90 rates can be achieved only when one V.90 capable modem is
connected to another. The TOSHIBA Internal modem will select
automatically V.34 if the remote modem lacks V.90 capability or if
a combination of network and/or phone line conditions prevent
V.90 connection.
V.90/V.92 mode
Function
Transmission speed
Data V.90/V.92
From 56K (maximum) to 28Kbps (minimum)
Reception only
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APPENDIX C
The TOSHIBA internal modem uses V.90 technology. The modem is capable of
downstream speeds of 56Kbps (kilobits per second) when connected to an Internet service provider that supports V.90/V.92. As with any modem, the actual
throughput (speed of data transfer) depends on analog telephone line conditions,
which can vary considerably. Therefore, many users will experience throughput
in the range of 32-44Kbps under normal telephone line conditions. Upstream
data flows at the V.34 rate.
APPENDIX C
Table Result codes for a V.90 connection
No.
Result code
Description
70
CONNECT 32000 EC*
Connection at 32000 bits/s
72
CONNECT 36000 EC*
Connection at 36000 bits/s
74
CONNECT 40000 EC*
Connection at 40000 bits/s
76
CONNECT 44000 EC*
Connection at 44000 bits/s
78
CONNECT 48000 EC*
Connection at 48000 bits/s
80
CONNECT 52000 EC*
Connection at 52000 bits/s
82
CONNECT 56000 EC*
Connection at 56000 bits/s
100
CONNECT 28000 EC*
Connection at 28000 bits/s
101
CONNECT 29333 EC*
Connection at 29333 bits/s
102
CONNECT 30666 EC*
Connection at 30666 bits/s
103
CONNECT 33333 EC*
Connection at 33333 bits/s
104
CONNECT 34666 EC*
Connection at 34666 bits/s
105
CONNECT 37333 EC*
Connection at 37333 bits/s
106
CONNECT 38666 EC*
Connection at 38666 bits/s
107
CONNECT 41333 EC*
Connection at 41333 bits/s
108
CONNECT 42666 EC*
Connection at 42666 bits/s
109
CONNECT 45333 EC*
Connection at 45333 bits/s
110
CONNECT 46666 EC*
Connection at 46666 bits/s
111
CONNECT 49333 EC*
Connection at 49333 bits/s
112
CONNECT 50666 EC*
Connection at 50666 bits/s
113
CONNECT 53333 EC*
Connection at 53333 bits/s
114
CONNECT 54666 EC*
Connection at 54666 bits/s
* EC stands for the Error Control method, which appears only when the
extended result codes configuration option is enabled. EC is replaced by one
of the following symbols, depending on the error control method used.
V42bis
V42
NoEC
V.42 error control and V.42bis data compression
V.42 error control only
No error control protocol
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AT Command
-V90=*
V.90 Dial Line Rate
-V90 sets the maximum V.90 downstream that the modem attempts to
connect.
-V90=0
V.90 disabled
-V90=1
V.90 enabled: automatic speed selection - maximum modem speed
(default)
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Appendix D
Wireless LAN
This appendix is intended to help you get your Wireless LAN network up and
running, with a minimum of parameters.
Card specifications
■
Mini Card
Compatibility
■
■
IEEE 802.11 Standard for Wireless LANs
Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) certified by the Wi-Fi
Alliance. The ‘Wi-Fi CERTIFIED’ logo is a certification mark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Network Operating System
Media Access
Protocol
■
Microsoft® Windows Networking
■
CSMA/CA (Collision Avoidance) with Acknowledgment (ACK)
■
■
54/48/36/24/18/9/6 Mb/s (Revision A and G)
11/5.5/2/1 Mb/s (Revision B)
Data Rate
Radio characteristics
Radio characteristics of Wireless LAN cards may vary according to:
◆
Country/region where the product was purchased
◆
Type of product
Wireless communication is often subject to local radio regulations. Although
Wireless LAN wireless networking products have been designed for operation in
the license-free 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz band, local radio regulations may impose a
number of limitations to the use of wireless communication equipment.
Refer to the sheet Information to the User for regulatory
information that may apply in your country/region.
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R-F Frequency
■
Band 5 GHz (5150-5850 MHz) (Revision A,
Draft N)
■ Band 2.4 GHz (2400-2483.5 MHz)
(Revision B, G, Draft N)
The range of the wireless signal is related to the transmit rate of the wireless
communication. Communications at lower transmit range may travel larger
distances.
◆ The range of your wireless devices can be affected when the antennas are
placed near metal surfaces and solid high-density materials.
◆ Range is also impacted due to “obstacles” in the signal path of the radio that
may either absorb or reflect the radio signal.
Supported frequency sub-bands
Subject to the radio regulations that apply in your country/region, your Wireless
LAN card may support a different set of 5 GHz/2.4 GHz channels.
Consult your Authorized Wireless LAN or TOSHIBA Sales office for information about the radio regulations that apply in your country/region.
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Wireless IEEE 802.11 Channels Sets (Revision B and G)
Frequency Range Channel ID
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
2400-2483.5 MHz
2412
2417
2422
2427
2432
2437
2442
2447
2452
11
2457*1
2462
12
2467*2
13
2472*2
10
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When installing Wireless LAN cards, the channel configuration is managed as
follows:
◆
For wireless clients that operate in a Wireless LAN infrastructure, the Wireless LAN card will automatically start operation at the channel identified by
the Wireless LAN Access Point. When roaming between different access
points the station can dynamically switch to another channel if required.
◆
In a Wireless LAN Access Point, the Wireless LAN card will use the factoryset default channel(printed in bold), unless the LAN Administrator selected a
different channel when configuring the Wireless LAN Access Point device.
Wireless IEEE 802.11 Channels Sets (Revision A)
5150-5850 MHz
5180
5200
5220
5240
5260
5280
5300
5320
100
5500*3
104
5520*3
108
5540*3
112
5560*3
116
5580*3
120
5600*3
124
5620*3
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Frequency Range Channel ID
36
40
44
48
52
56
60
64
D-3
Frequency Range Channel ID
5150-5850 MHz
Note
*3
128
5640
132
5660*3
136
5680*3
140
5700*3
149
5745*3
US only*4
153
5765*3
US only*4
157
5785*3
US only*4
161
5805*3
US only*4
Factory-set default channels
*2
Refer to the sheet Approved Countries/Regions for use for the countries/
regions that in which these channels can be used.
*3
These channels are available to A/B/G combo type only.
*4
Available Area: US (USA, CANADA) only.
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Appendix E
AC Power Cord and
Connectors
The power cord’s AC input plug must be compatible with the various international AC power outlets and the cord must meet the standards for the country/
region in which it is used. All cords must meet the following specifications:
Length:
Minimum 1.7 meters
Wire size:
Minimum 0.75 mm2
Current rating:
Minimum 2.5 amperes
Voltage rating:
125 or 250 VAC
(depending on country/region’s power standards)
Certification agencies
U.S. and Canada:UL listed and CSA certified
No. 18 AWG, Type SVT or SPT-2 two conductor
Europe:
Austria:
OVE
Italy:
IMQ
CEBEC
The Netherlands:
KEMA
Denmark:
DEMKO
Norway:
NEMKO
Finland:
FIMKO
Sweden:
SEMKO
France:
UTE
Switzerland:
SEV
Germany:
VDE
United Kingdom:
BSI
Australia:
AS
In Europe, two conductors power cord must be VDE type, H05VVH2-F or
H03VVH2-F and for three conductors power cord must be VDE type, H05VV-F.
For the United States and Canada, two pin plug configuration must be a 2-15P
(250V) or 1-15P (125V) and three pin plug configuration must be 6-15P (250V)
or 5-15P (125V) as designated in the U.S. National Electrical code handbook and
the Canadian Electrical Code Part II.
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Belgium:
The following illustrations show the plug shapes for the U.S.A. and Canada, the
United Kingdom, Australia, Europe and China.
USA
United Kingdom
UL approved
BS approved
Europe
AS approved
Approved by the
appropriate agency
Canada
China
CSA approved
CCC approved
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The terms in this glossary cover the topics discussed in this manual. Alternate
naming is included for reference.
Abbreviations
AC: alternating current
FDD: floppy disk drive
AGP: accelerated graphics port
FIR: fast infrared
ANSI: American National Standards
Institute
HDD: hard disk drive
IDE: integrated drive electronics
APM: advanced power manager
I/O: input/output
ASCII: American Standard Code for
Information Interchange
IrDA: Infrared Data Association
BIOS: basic input output system
KB: kilobyte
CMOS: complementary metal-oxide
semiconductor
LCD: liquid crystal display
CPU: central processing unit
LSI: large scale integration
CRT: cathode ray tube
CSV: Clear Super View
DC: direct current
DDC: display data channel
DOS: disk operating system
DMA: direct memory access
DRAM: dynamic random access
memory
IRQ: interrupt request
LED: light emitting diode
MDA: monochrome display adapter
MPEG: moving picture coding
experts group
MS-DOS: Microsoft Disk Operating
System
OCR: optical character recognition
(reader)
PCB: printed circuit board
DSVD: Digital Simultaneous Voice
and Data
PCI: peripheral component interconnect
DVD: Digital Versatile Disc
PCMCIA: Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
DVI: Digital Visual Interface
ECP: extended capabilities port
EGA: enhanced graphics adapter
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RGB: red, green, and blue
ROM: read only memory
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Glossary
SCSI
GLOSSARY
(Abbreviations continued)
SCSI: small computer system interface
SIO: serial input/output
SO-DIMM: small-outline dual in-line
memory module
SVGA: super video graphics adapter
SDRAM: synchronized dynamic random access memory
TFT: thin-film transistor
UART: universal asynchronous
receiver/transmitter
USB: Universal Serial Bus
VESA: Video Electronic Standards
Association
VGA: video graphics array
VRM: video ready modem
VRT: voltage reduction technology
A
adapter: A device that provides an
interface between two dissimilar electronic devices. For example, the AC
adapter modifies the power from a
wall outlet for use by the computer.
This term also refers to the add-in circuit cards that control external devices,
such as video monitors and magnetic
tape devices.
allocate: To assign a space or function
for a specific task.
alphanumeric: Keyboard characters
including letters, numbers and other
symbols, such as punctuation marks or
mathematical symbols.
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alternating current (AC): Electric
current that reverses its direction of
flow at regular intervals.
analog signal: A signal whose characteristics such as amplitude and frequency vary in proportion to (are an
analog of) the value to be transmitted.
Voice communications are analog signals.
ANSI: American National Standards
Institute. An organization established
to adopt and define standards for a
variety of technical disciplines. For
example, ANSI defined the ASCII
standard and other information processing requirements.
antistatic: A material used to prevent
the buildup of static electricity.
application: A group of programs that
together are used for a specific task
such as accounting, financial planning,
spreadsheets, word processing, and
games, etc.
ASCII: American Standard Code for
Information Interchange. ASCII code
is a set of 256 binary codes that represent the most commonly used letters,
numbers, and symbols.
async: Short for asynchronous.
asynchronous: Lacking regular time
relationship. As applied to computer
communications, asynchronous refers
to the method of transmitting data that
does not require a steady stream of bits
to be transmitted at regular time intervals.
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Bluetooth: A short-range radio technology designed to simplify wireless
communication among computers,
communication devices and the Internet.
B
board: A circuit board. An internal
card containing electronic components, called chips, which perform a
specific function or increase the capabilities of the system.
backup: A duplicate copy of files kept
as a spare in case the original is
destroyed.
batch file: A file that can be executed
from the system prompt containing a
sequence of operating system commands or executable files. See also
AUTOEXEC.BAT.
binary: The base two number system
composed of zeros and ones (off or
on), used by most digital computers.
The right most digit of a binary number has a value of 1, the next a value of
2, then 4, 8, 16, and so on. For example, the binary number 101 has a value
of 5. See also ASCII.
BIOS: Basic Input Output System.
The firmware that controls data flow
within the computer. See also firmware.
bit: Derived from ģbinary digit,ī the
basic unit of information used by the
computer. It is either zero or one. Eight
bits is one byte. See also byte.
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boot: Short for bootstrap. A program
that starts or restarts the computer. The
program reads instructions from a storage device into the computer’s memory.
bps: Bits per second. Typically used to
describe the data transmission speed of
a modem.
buffer: The portion of the computer’s
memory where data is temporarily
stored. Buffers often compensate for
differences in the rate of flow from one
device to another.
bus: An interface for transmission of
signals, data or electric power.
byte: The representation of a single
character. A sequence of eight bits
treated as a single unit; also the smallest addressable unit within the system.
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GLOSSARY
AUTOEXEC.BAT: A batch file that
executes a series of MS-DOS commands and programs each time you
start the computer.
cache memory
GLOSSARY
C
cache memory: High speed memory
which stores data that increases processor speed and data transfer rate.
When the CPU reads data from main
memory, it stores a copy of this data in
cache memory. The next time the CPU
needs that same data, it looks for it in
the cache memory rather than the main
memory, which saves time. The computer has two cache levels. Level one
is incorporated into the processor and
level two resides in external memory.
card: Synonym for board. See board.
CardBus: An industry standard bus
for 32-bit PC Cards.
capacity: The amount of data that can
be stored on a magnetic storage device
such as a diskette (floppy disk) or hard
disk. It is usually described in terms of
kilobytes (KB), where one KB = 1024
bytes and megabytes (MB), where one
MB = 1024 KB.
CD-ROM: A Compact Disk-Read
Only Memory is a high capacity disk
that can be read from but not written
to. The CD-ROM drive uses a laser,
rather than magnetic heads, to read
data from the disk.
Centronics: The printer manufacturer
whose method of data transmission
between a parallel printer and a computer has become an industry standard.
CGA: Color/graphics adapter. A video
display protocol defined by the IBM
Color/Graphics Monitor Adapter and
its associated circuitry. This protocol
supports two-color 640x200 and fourcolor 320x200 graphics, and 16-color
640x200 and 320x200 text modes.
character: Any letter, number, punctuation mark, or symbol used by the
computer. Also synonymous with byte.
chassis: The frame containing the
computer.
chip: A small semiconductor containing computer logic and circuitry for
processing, memory, input/output
functions and controlling other chips.
Circle Surround Xtract: a technology that develops the multichannel
sound source compressed into the stereo by the Circle Surround form, and
reproduces the surround by TruSurround XT.
CMOS: Complementary Metal-Oxide
Semiconductor. An electronic circuit
fabricated on a silicon wafer that
requires very little power. Integrated
circuits implemented in CMOS technology can be tightly packaged and are
highly reliable.
cold start: Starting a computer that is
currently off (turning on the power).
COM1, COM2, COM3 and COM4:
The names assigned to the serial and
communication ports.
commands: Instructions you enter at
the terminal keyboard that direct the
actions of the computer or its peripheral devices.
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compatibility: 1) The ability of one
computer to accept and process data in
the same manner as another computer
without modifying the data or the
media upon which it is being transferred. 2) the ability of one device to
connect to or communicate with
another system or component.
components: Elements or parts (of a
system) which make up the whole
(system).
computer program: A set of instructions written for a computer that
enable it to achieve a desired result.
computer system: A combination of
hardware, software, firmware, and
peripheral components assembled to
process data into useful information.
configuration: The specific components in your system (such as the terminal, printer, and disk drives) and the
settings that define how your system
works. You use the Hardware Setup,
MaxTime or HW Setup program to
control your system configuration.
control keys: A key or sequence of
keys you enter from the keyboard to
initiate a particular function within a
program.
controller: Built-in hardware and software that controls the functions of a
specific internal or peripheral device
(e.g. keyboard controller).
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co-processor: A circuit built into the
processor that is dedicated to intensive
math calculations.
CPS: Characters per second. Typically
used to indicate the transmission speed
of a printer.
CPU: Central processing unit. The
portion of the computer that interprets
and executes instructions.
CRT: Cathode Ray Tube. A vacuum
tube in which beams projected on a
fluorescent screen-producing luminous
spots. An example is the television set.
cursor: A small, blinking rectangle or
line that indicates the current position
on the display screen.
D
data: Information that is factual, measurable or statistical that a computer
can process, store, or retrieve.
data bits: A data communications
parameter controlling the number of
bits (binary digits) used to make up a
byte. If data bits = 7 the computer can
generate 128 unique characters. If data
bits = 8 the computer can generate 256
unique characters.
DC: Direct Current. Electric current
that flows in one direction. This type
of power is usually supplied by batteries.
default: The parameter value automatically selected by the system when you
or the program do not provide instructions. Also called a preset value.
Definition: one of functions that
increase clearness of sounds.
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GLOSSARY
communications: The means by
which a computer transmits and
receives data to and from another computer or device. See parallel interface;
serial interface.
delete
GLOSSARY
delete: To remove data from a disk or
other data storage device. Synonymous
with erase.
device driver: A program that controls communication between a specific peripheral device and the
computer. The CONFIG.SYS file contains device drivers that MS-DOS
loads when you turn the computer on.
dialog box: A window that accepts
user input to make system settings or
record other information.
disk drive: The device that randomly
accesses information on a disk and
copies it to the computer’s memory. It
also writes data from memory to the
disk. To accomplish these tasks, the
unit physically rotates the disk at high
speed past a read-write head.
disk storage: Storing data on magnetic disk. Data is arranged on concentric tracks much like a phonograph
record.
diskette: A removable disk that stores
magnetically encoded data used on a
microcomputer. Also called floppy
disk.
diskette drive: An electromechanical
device that reads and writes to floppy
disks. See also diskette.
display: A CRT, plasma screen, LCD,
or other image producing device used
to view computer output.
documentation: The set of manual
and/or other instructions written for
the users of a computer system or
application. Computer system documentation typically includes procedural and tutorial information as well
as system functions.
DOS: Disk operating system. See
operating system.
driver: A software program, generally
part of the operating system, that controls a specific piece of hardware (frequently a peripheral device such as a
printer or mouse).
E
echo: To send back a reflection of the
transmitted data to the sending device.
You can display the information on the
screen, or output it to the printer, or
both. When a computer receives back
data it transmitted to a CRT (or other
peripheral device) and then retransmits
the data to the printer, the printer is
said to echo the CRT.
EGA: Enhanced Graphics Adapter. A
video display protocol defined by the
IBM Enhanced Graphics Adapter and
its associated circuitry for direct drive
TTL displays that supports 16-color/
monochrome 640x350 and 16-color
640x200 and 320x200 graphics, and
16-color 640x350 and 320x350 text
modes.
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format: The process of readying a
blank disk for its first use. Formatting
establishes the structure of the disk
that the operating system expects
before it writes files or programs onto
the disk.
escape guard time: A time before and
after an escape code is sent to the
modem which distinguishes between
escapes that are part of the transmitted
data, and escapes that are intended as a
command to the modem.
folder: An icon in Windows used to
store documents or other folders.
execute: To interpret and execute an
instruction.
G
Extended Capability Port: An industry standard that provides a data buffer,
switchable forward and reverse data
transmission, and run length encoding
(RLE) support.
F
fast infrared: An industry standard
that enables cableless infrared serial
data transfer at speeds of up to 4 Mbps.
file: A collection of related information; a file can contain data, programs,
or both.
firmware: A set of instructions built
into the hardware which controls and
directs a microprocessor’s activities.
fixed disk: See hard disk.
floppy disk: See diskette.
floppy disk drive (FDD): See diskette
drive.
function keys: The keys labeled F1
through F12 that tell the computer to
perform certain functions.
gigabyte (GB): A unit of data storage
equal to 1024 megabytes. See also
megabyte.
GND: Ground. An RS-232C signal
used in the exchange of data between a
computer and serial device.
graphics: The use of drawings, pictures, or other images, such as charts
or graphs, to present information.
H
hard disk: A non-removable disk usually referred to as drive C. Also called
fixed disk.
hard disk drive (HDD): An electromechanical device that reads and
writes a hard disk. See also hard disk.
hardware: The physical electronic
and mechanical components of a computer system: typically, the computer
itself, external disk drives, etc. See
also software and firmware.
hertz: A unit of wave frequency that
equals one cycle per second.
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escape: 1) A code (ASCII code 27),
signaling the computer that what follows are commands; used with peripheral devices such as printers and
modems. 2) A means of aborting the
task currently in progress.
GLOSSARY
hexadecimal
hexadecimal: The base 16 numbering
system composed of the digits 0
through 9 and the letters A, B, C, D, E,
and F.
host computer: The computer that
controls, regulates, and transmits
information to a device or another
computer.
hot dock/undock: Connecting or disconnecting a device to or from the
computer while the computer’s power
is turned on.
hot key: The computer’s feature in
which certain keys in combination
with the extended function key, FN,
can be used to set system parameters,
such as speaker volume.
HW Setup: A TOSHIBA utility that
lets you set the parameters for various
hardware components.
I
input: The data or instructions you
provide to a computer, communication device or other peripheral device
from the keyboard or external or internal storage devices. The data sent (or
output) by the sending computer is
input for the receiving computer.
instruction: Statements or commands
that specify how to perform a particular task.
interface: 1) Hardware and/or software components of a system used
specifically to connect one system or
device to another. 2) To physically
connect one system or device to
another to exchange information. 3)
The point of contact between user, the
computer, and the program, for example, the keyboard or a menu.
interrupt request: A signal that gives
a component access to the processor.
I/O: Input/output. Refers to acceptance and transfer of data to and from a
computer.
icon: A small graphic image displayed
on the screen or in the indicator panel.
In Windows, an icon represents an
object that the user can manipulate.
I/O devices: Equipment used to communicate with the computer and transfer data to and from it.
iLINK (IEEE1394): This port enables
high-speed data transfer directly from
external devices such as digital video
cameras.
J
jumper: A small clip or wire that
allows you to change the hardware
characteristics by electrically connecting two points of a circuit.
K
K: Taken from the Greek word kilo,
meaning 1000; often used as equivalent to 1024, or 2 raised to the 10th
power. See also byte and kilobyte.
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KB: See kilobyte.
kilobyte (KB): A unit of data storage
equal to 1024 bytes. See also byte and
megabit.
M
main board: See motherboard.
MDA: Monochrome Display Adapter.
A video display protocol defined by
the IBM Monochrome Display
Adapter and its associated circuitry for
direct drive TTL displays that supports
a monochrome 720x350 text mode.
megabyte (MB): A unit of data storage equal to 1024 kilobytes. See also
kilobyte.
level 2 cache: See cache.
megahertz: A unit of wave frequency
that equals 1 million cycles per second.
See also hertz.
Light Emitting Diode (LED): A
semiconductor device that emits light
when a current is applied.
menu: A software interface that displays a list of options on the screen.
Also called a screen.
Liquid Crystal Display (LCD): Liquid crystal sealed between two sheets
of glass coated with transparent conducting material. The viewing-side
coating is etched into character forming segments with leads that extend to
the edge of the glass. Applying a voltage between the glass sheets darkens
the liquid crystal to provide contrast to
lighted portions of the display.
microprocessor: A hardware component contained in a single integrated
circuit that carries out instructions.
Also called the central processing unit
(CPU), one of the main parts of the
computer.
L
LSI: Large Scale Integration. 1) A
technology that allows the inclusion of
up to 100,000 simple logic gates on a
single chip. 2) An integrated circuit
that uses the large scale integration.
MMX: Refers to microprocessors with
additional instructions beyond the x86
standard. The instructions were developed on the basis of multimedia code
requirements and thus improve the
performance of multimedia applications.
mode: A method of operation, for
example, the boot mode or the resume
mode.
modem: Derived from modulator/
demodulator, a device that converts
(modulates) digital data for transmission over telephone lines and then converts modulated data (demodulates) to
digital format where received.
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keyboard: An input device containing switches that are activated by manually pressing marked keys. Each
keystroke activates a switch that transmits a specific code to the computer.
For each key, the transmitted code is,
in turn, representative of the (ASCII)
character marked on the key.
GLOSSARY
monitor
monitor: A device that uses rows and
columns of pixels to display alphanumeric characters or graphic images.
See CRT.
motherboard: A name sometimes
used to refer to the main printed circuit
board in processing equipment. It usually contains integrated circuits that
perform the processor’s basic functions and provides connectors for adding other boards that perform special
functions. Sometimes called a main
board.
MPEG: Moving picture coding expert
group is an industry standard architecture for compression of video signals.
N
non-system disk: A formatted diskette
(floppy disk) you can use to store programs and data but you cannot use to
start the computer. See system disk.
nonvolatile memory: Memory, usually read-only (ROM), that is capable
of permanently storing information.
Turning the computer’s power off does
not alter data stored in nonvolatile
memory.
numeric keypad overlay: A feature
that allows you to use certain keys on
the keyboard to perform numeric entry,
or to control cursor and page movement.
O
OCR: Optical Character Recognition
(reader). A technique or device that
uses laser or visible light to identify
characters and input them into a storage device.
OCR wand: A device that reads, using
an optical device, hand written or
machine printed symbols into a computer. See also OCR.
on-line state: A functional state of a
peripheral device when it is ready to
receive or transmit data.
operating system: A group of programs that controls the basic operation
of a computer. Operating system functions include interpreting programs,
creating data files, and controlling the
transmission and receipt (input/output)
of data to and from memory and
peripheral devices.
output: The results of a computer
operation. Output commonly indicates
data 1) printed on paper, 2) displayed
at a terminal, 3) sent through the serial
port of internal modem, or 4) stored on
some magnetic media.
P
parallel: Refers to two or more processes or events that can occur simultaneously, and without interfering with
each other. See also serial.
parallel interface: Refers to a type of
information exchange that transmits
information one byte (8 bits) at a time.
See also serial interface.
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password: A unique string of characters used to identify a specific user.
The computer provides various levels
of password protection such as user,
supervisor and eject.
pel: The smallest area of the display
that can be addressed by software.
Equal in size to a pixel or group of pixels. See pixel.
peripheral component interconnect:
An industry standard 32-bit bus.
peripheral device: An I/O device that
is external to the central processor and/
or main memory such as a printer or a
mouse.
plug and play: A capability with Windows that enables the system to automatically recognize connections of
external devices and make the necessary configurations in the computer.
pixel: A picture element. The smallest
dot that can be made on a display or
printer. Also called a pel.
port: The electrical connection
through which the computer sends and
receives data to and from devices or
other computers.
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Port Replicator: Devices that enables
one-point connection to a number of
peripheral devices and provides additional ports and slots.
printed circuit board (PCB): A hardware component of a processor to
which integrated circuits and other
components are attached. The board
itself is typically flat and rectangular,
and constructed of fiberglass, to form
the attachment surface.
program: A set of instructions a computer can execute that enables it to
achieve a desired result. See also application.
prompt: A message the computer provides indicating it is ready for or
requires information or an action from
you.
R
Radio frequency interference (RFI)
shield: A metal shield enclosing the
printed circuit boards of the printer or
computer to prevent radio and TV
interference. All computer equipment
generates radio frequency signals. The
FCC regulates the amount of signals a
computing device can allow past its
shielding. A Class A device is sufficient for office use. Class B provides a
more stringent classification for home
equipment use. TOSHIBA portable
computers comply with Class B computing device regulations.
Random Access Memory (RAM):
High speed memory within the computer circuitry that can be read or written to.
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parity: 1) The symmetrical relationship between two parameter values
(integers) both of which are either on
or off; odd or even; 0 or 1. 2) In serial
communications, an error detection bit
that is added to a group of data bits
making the sum of the bits even or
odd. Parity can be set to none, odd, or
even.
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restart
restart: Resetting a computer without
turning it off (also called ‘warm boot’
or ‘soft reset’). To restart the computer,
press CTRL + ALT + DEL while the
computer is on. See also boot.
RCA jack: A single-pin connector
that carries composite video signals,
which include both contrast and color
information. See also S-video.
RGB: Red, green, and blue. A device
that uses three input signals, each activating an electron gun for a primary
additive color (red, green, and blue) or
port for using such a device. See also
CRT.
RJ11: A modular telephone jack.
ROM: Read Only Memory: A nonvolatile memory chip manufactured to
contain information that controls the
computer’s basic operation. You cannot access or change information
stored in ROM.
RS-232C: The Electronic Industries
Association (EIA) interface standard
that describes the 25-pin connector
interface and control, data, and status
signals that allow asynchronous communications between computers, printers, communications and other
peripheral devices.
S
SCSI: Small Computer System Interface is an industry standard interface
for connection of a variety of peripheral devices.
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serial: The handling of data bits one
after the other.
serial communications: A communications technique that uses as few as
two interconnecting wires to send bits
one after another.
serial interface: Refers to a type of
information exchange that transmits
information sequentially, one bit at a
time. Contrast: Parallel interface.
serial port: A communications port to
which you can connect devices, such
as a modem, mouse, or serial printer.
SIO: Serial Input/Output. The electronic methodology used in serial data
transmission.
soft key: Key combinations that emulate keys on the IBM keyboard, change
some configuration options, stop program execution, and access the
numeric keypad overlay.
software: The set of programs, procedures and related documentation associated with a computer system.
Specifically refers to computer programs that direct and control the computer system’s activities. See also
hardware.
stop bit: One or more bits of a byte
that follow the transmitted character or
group codes in asynchronous serial
communications.
subpixel: Three elements, one red, one
green and blue (RGB), that make up a
pixel on the color LCD. The computer
sets subpixels independently, each may
emit a different degree of brightness.
See also pixel.
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synchronous: Having a constant time
interval between successive bits, characters or events.
system disk: A disk that has been formatted with an operating system. For
MS-DOS the operating system is contained in two hidden files and the
COMMAND.COM file. You can boot
a computer using a system disk. Also
called an operating system disk.
T
terminal: A typewriter-like keyboard
and CRT display screen connected to
the computer for data input/output.
TFT: A color LCD technology that
applies individual transistors to each
pixel enabling fine display control and
excellent screen legibility.
TTL: Transistor-transistor logic. A
logic circuit design that uses switching
transistors for gates and storage.
U
USB: Enables chain connection of a
number of USB-equipped devices to
one port on your computer. For example, you might connect a USB-HUB to
the computer, then connect a keyboard
to the USB-HUB and a mouse to the
keyboard.
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VGA: Video graphics array is an
industry standard video adapter that
lets you run any popular software.
volatile memory: Random access
memory (RAM) that stores information as long as the computer is connected to a power source.
W
Warm dock/undock: Connecting or
disconnecting a device to or from the
computer while the computer is suspended.
warm start: Restarting or resetting a
computer without turning it off.
window: A portion of the screen that
can display its own application or document. Often used to mean a
Microsoft® Windows window.
Wireless LAN: A short-range radio
technology designed to simplify wireless communication with other LAN
systems based on Direct Sequence
Spread Spectrum radio technology that
complies with the IEEE 802.11 Standard (Revision B).
write protection: A method for protecting a diskette (floppy disk) from
accidental erasure.
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S-video: This connection provides
separate lines for contrast and color,
which produces a video image superior
to that produced by a composite connection. See also RCA jack.
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A
B
Battery pack 6-6
additional 8-10
location 2-8
replacing 6-14
Battery, See also Battery pack
charging 6-9
extending life 6-13
indicator 2-12, 6-3
monitoring capacity 6-11
real time clock 6-5
safety precautions 6-6
types 6-4
C
CD-RW/DVD drive 1-4, 4-29
Cleaning the computer 4-58
COM level, see Ports, serial
D
DC IN indicator 2-12, 6-3
Disk indicator 2-12
Display 2-9
automatic power off 1-11
opening 3-3
output, See Hot keys
documentation list 1-1
DVD-ROM drive
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Equipment checklist 1-1
Expansion memory, See Memory
expansion
Express Card 9-19
location of slots 2-3
problems 9-19
External monitor 8-11
F
Fingerprint sensor 2-10
location 4-1
problems 9-18
swipe 4-11
using 4-3
FN key emulation 5-2
FN + ALT (enhanced keyboard simulation) 5-3
FN + CTRL (enhanced keyboard simulation) 5-3
FN + ENTER 5-3
FN + ESC (Sound mute) 5-3
FN + F1 (lock computer mode) 5-4
FN + F2 (power save mode) 5-4
FN + F3 (sleep) 5-4
FN + F4 (hibernation) 5-4
FN + F5 (display selection) 5-4
FN + F6 (display brightness) 5-5
FN + F7 (display brightness) 5-5
FN + F8 (wireless setting) 5-5
FN + F9 (Pad mode) 5-5
FN + F10 (arrow mode) 5-2
FN + F11 (numeric mode) 5-2
FN + F12 (ScrLock) 5-3
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AC adaptor 1-8, 2-7
DC IN 15V port 2-6
additional 1-17, 8-10
connecting 3-2
ASCII characters 5-9
Auto power on, See Power
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FN Sticky key
Function keys
5-6
5-2
2
F1 ... F12 function keys 5-2
problems 9-7
typewriter keys 5-1
Keypad overlay 1-11, 5-7
arrow mode 5-7
numeric mode 5-8
temporarily changing modes 5-9
temporarily using normal keyboard
(overlay on) 5-8
temporarily using overlay (overlay
off) 5-9
turning on 5-7
Windows special keys 5-7
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H
Hard disk drive 1-4
automatic power off 1-11
problems 9-8
HD DVD-ROM drive
using 4-35
Hibernation 1-12, 5-4
problems 9-24
Hot keys 1-11, 5-3
brightness down 5-5
brightness up 5-5
hibernation 5-4
instant security 5-4
lock computer mode 5-4
output 5-4
power plan 5-4
sleep 5-4
touch pad 5-5
wireless 5-5
HW Setup 1-14
accessing 7-1
Boot Priority 7-4
CPU 7-4
Display 7-3
General 7-2
Keyboard 7-6
LAN 7-6
Password 7-2
USB 7-6
L
LAN, See also Wireless LAN 1-9
cable types 4-56
connecting 4-56
disconnecting 4-57
problems 9-24
using 4-56
Lock computer mode, See Hot keys
Lock, security, See Security lock
M
I
Indicators 2-12, 6-3
Infrared port, See also Ports
problems 9-14
instant security, See Hot keys
Interfaces, See Ports 2-14
K
Keyboard 1-7, 5-1
emulating enhanced keyboard
5-
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Main battery, See Battery pack
Memory 1-3
expansion 1-17, 8-7
installing 8-7
removing 8-9
slots 1-3
Microphone, See Sound system
microphone
Microprocessor, See Processor
Modem 1-10, 4-50
connecting 4-52
disconnecting 4-52
jack location 2-6
problems 9-22
region selection 4-50
using 4-50
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Monitor external
problems 9-20
Moving the computer
4-58
N
Numeric keypad, See Keypad overlay
O
Operating System 1-10
Overlay, See Keypad overlay
P
3
hibernation 9-24
keyboard 9-7
LAN 9-24
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Real time clock battery, See Battery
Recovery Media 3-11
S
ScrLock (FN + F12), See Soft keys
SD/SDHC/MS/MS Pro/MMC/xD card
9-19
problems 9-19
Security lock 1-10
attaching 8-16
location 2-6
Self Test, See Problems
Serial port, See Ports, serial
adaptor 1-17, 2-31, 8-10
options 1-17
Sleep 1-12
Soft keys 5-2
cursor control mode 5-2, 5-3
ENTER 5-3
numeric mode 5-2
right ALT key 5-3
right CTRL key 5-3
ScrLock 5-3
Sound system 1-9
headphone 1-8, 2-2
microphone 1-8, 2-2
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Panel power on/off, See Power
Password
power on 1-11
starting the computer with 6-16
user 7-2
Ports
DC IN 15V 2-6
external monitor 1-8, 2-3
headphone, See Sound system
LAN 2-3
microphone, See Sound system
modem 2-6
USB 1-8, 2-3, 2-6
Power
button location 2-9
indicator 2-12, 6-4
panel power on/off 1-12
restarting 3-8
turning off 3-4
turning on 3-3
Problems
analyzing the problem 9-2
CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive 9-9
diskette drive 9-14
fingerprint sensor 9-18
hard disk drive 9-8
hardware and system checklist 9-
LCD panel 9-8
modem 9-22
monitor, external 9-20
password 9-7
power 9-4
preliminary checklist 9-1
self test 9-4
sleep 9-24
sound system 9-21
support from TOSHIBA 9-27
TV output signal 9-21
USB 9-22
Wireless LAN 9-24
Processor 1-3
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problems 9-21
speaker 2-10
volume control 2-2
T
TOSHIBA Power Saver
TV 8-12
1-13
U
INDEX
Utilities
list 1-13
USB 1-8
location 2-3, 2-6
problems 9-22
V
Video modes, Appendix B
Video RAM 1-3
Video-out jack 1-8, 2-4
Volume control, See Sound system
W
Wireless LAN 1-9
using 4-53
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