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Chapter 2

Getting Started with Your LifeBook

DC Power Jack

Plug

AC Adapter

AC Cable

Figure 23. Connecting the AC Adapter

45

Power Sources

Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook has three possible power sources: a primary Lithium ion battery, an AC adapter or an optional Auto/Airline adapter.

Connecting the Power Adapters

The AC adapter or optional Auto/Airline adapter provides power for operating your notebook and charging the batteries.

Connecting the AC Adapter

1

Plug the AC Cable into the AC Adapter

2

Plug the DC output cable into the DC power jack of your LifeBook notebook.

3

Plug the AC adapter into an AC electrical outlet.

4

When the AC Adapter is powering your notebook, the Battery Charge/DC-In status indicator will light.

Connecting the Optional Auto/Airline Adapter

1

Plug the DC output cable into the DC power jack on your notebook.

2

Plug the Auto/Airline adapter into the cigarette lighter of an automobile with the engine running, or,

3

Plug the Auto/Airline adapter into the DC power jack on an airplane seat.

4

When the adapter is powering your notebook, the Battery Charge/DC-In status indicator will light.

Switching from AC Adapter Power or the Auto/Airline Adapter to Battery Power

1

Be sure that you have at least one charged battery installed.

2

Remove the AC adapter or the Auto/Airline adapter.

T

HE

L

ITHIUM ION BATTERY IS NOT CHARGED UPON PURCHASE

. I

NITIALLY

,

YOU WILL NEED TO CONNECT

EITHER THE

AC

ADAPTER OR THE

A

UTO

/A

IRLINE ADAPTER TO USE YOUR NOTEBOOK

.

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Figure 24. Opening the Display Panel

Display Panel

Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook contains a display panel that is backlit for easier viewing in bright environments and maintains top resolution through the use of active-matrix technology.

Opening the Display Panel

1

Press the Display Panel latch button in. This releases the locking mechanism, allowing you to raise the display.

2

Lift the display backwards, being careful not to touch the screen, until it is at a comfortable viewing angle.

Adjusting Display Panel Brightness

Once you have turned on your LifeBook notebook, you may want to adjust the brightness level of the screen to a more comfortable viewing level. There are three ways to adjust the brightness. Two of them are temporary (by using the keyboard or the power management utility) and one survives restarts and resumes (using the Power Options control panel).

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Using the Keyboard

Adjusting the brightness using the keyboard changes the setting only temporarily.

[Fn+F6]: Pressing repeatedly will lower the brightness of your display.

[Fn+F7]: Pressing repeatedly will increase the brightness of the display.

Using the Power Options

To adjust the brightness so that the setting changes remain after the system is rebooted or resumed, perform the following:

1

Click the Start icon, then select Control Panel.

2

Select Power Options, then click on “Adjust to Display Brightness” in the left pane.

3

Set the desired brightness for the display when it is running on battery and when plugged in.

4

Click [Save changes]..

W

HEN USING

AC

POWER YOUR BRIGHTNESS SETTING IS SET TO ITS HIGHEST LEVEL BY DEFAULT

.

W

HEN USING BATTERY POWER YOUR BRIGHTNESS SETTING IS SET TO APPROXIMATELY MID

-

LEVEL BY

DEFAULT

.

T

HE HIGHER THE BRIGHTNESS

,

THE MORE POWER THE NOTEBOOK WILL CONSUME AND THE FASTER

YOUR BATTERIES WILL DISCHARGE

. F

OR MAXIMUM BATTERY LIFE

,

MAKE SURE THAT THE BRIGHTNESS

IS SET AS LOW AS POSSIBLE

.

Closing the Display Panel

1

Holding the edge of your display panel, pull it forward until it is flush with the body of your LifeBook notebook.

2

Push down until you hear a click. This will engage the locking mechanism and prevent your display panel from opening unexpectedly.

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Starting Your LifeBook Notebook

Power On

Power/Suspend/Resume Button

The Power/Suspend/Resume button is used to turn on your LifeBook notebook from its off state. Once you have connected your AC adapter or charged the internal Lithium ion battery, you can power on your

LifeBook notebook.

W

HEN YOU TURN ON YOUR

L

IFE

B

OOK NOTEBOOK

,

BE SURE YOU HAVE A POWER SOURCE

. T

HIS MEANS

THAT A BATTERY IS INSTALLED AND CHARGED

,

OR THAT THE

AC

OR

A

UTO

/A

IRLINE ADAPTER IS

CONNECTED AND HAS POWER

.

To turn on your LifeBook notebook from its off state, press the Power/Suspend/Resume button, located above the keyboard to the right. When you are done working you can either leave your notebook in

Suspend mode (“Sleep Mode” on page 56), or you can turn it off (“Powering Off” on page 59)

.

D

O NOT CARRY YOUR

L

IFE

B

OOK NOTEBOOK AROUND WITH THE POWER ON OR SUBJECT IT TO SHOCKS

OR VIBRATION

,

AS YOU RISK DAMAGING YOUR NOTEBOOK

.

When you power on your LifeBook, it will perform a Power On Self Test (POST) to check the internal parts and configuration for correct functionality. If a fault is found, your LifeBook notebook will emit an

audio warning and/or an error message will be displayed. (See “Power On Self Test Messages” on page 102.) Depending on the nature of the problem, you may be able to continue by starting the operating

system or by entering the BIOS setup utility and revising the settings.

After satisfactory completion of the POST, your notebook will load your operating system.

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N

EVER TURN OFF YOUR

L

IFE

B

OOK NOTEBOOK DURING THE

P

OWER

O

N

S

ELF

T

EST

(POST)

OR IT WILL

CAUSE AN ERROR MESSAGE TO BE DISPLAYED WHEN YOU TURN YOUR

L

IFE

B

OOK NOTEBOOK ON THE

NEXT TIME

. See “Power On Self Test Messages” on page 102.

Boot Sequence

The procedure for starting-up your notebook is termed the Bootup sequence and involves your notebook’s

BIOS. When your LifeBook notebook is first turned on, the main system memory is empty, and it needs to find instructions to start up your notebook. This information is in the BIOS program. Each time you power up or restart your notebook, it goes through a boot sequence which displays a Fujitsu logo until your operating system is found. During booting, your notebook is performing a standard boot sequence including a Power On Self Test (POST). When the boot sequence is completed without a failure and without a request for the BIOS Setup Utility, the system displays the operating system’s opening screen.

The boot sequence is executed when:

You turn on the power to your LifeBook notebook.

You restart your notebook from the Windows Shut Down dialog box.

The software initiates a system restart. Example: When you install a new application.

Hard Disk Drive Passwords

To provide additional security for your data, you can assign passwords to your hard disk drive. This feature is managed in the system BIOS Setup Utility. See

BIOS Setup Utility

below for information about accessing the utility.

R

EMEMBER YOUR PASSWORDS

. I

F YOU SET AND FORGET YOUR

U

SER AND

M

ASTER HARD DISK

PASSWORDS

, F

UJITSU

C

OMPUTER

S

YSTEMS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RESET IT

. Y

OU MAY LOSE DATA AND

HAVE TO REPLACE YOUR SYSTEM BOARD OR HARD DISK DRIVE

.

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BIOS Setup Utility

The BIOS Setup Utility is a program that sets up the operating environment for your LifeBook notebook.

Your BIOS is set at the factory for normal operating conditions, therefore there is no need to set or change the BIOS’ environment to operate your notebook.

The BIOS Setup Utility configures:

Device control feature parameters, such as changing I/O addresses and boot devices.

System Data Security feature parameters, such as passwords.

Entering the BIOS Setup Utility

To enter the BIOS Setup Utility do the following (or use the TrustedCore Menu, as detailed below):

1

Turn on or restart your LifeBook notebook.

2

To enter the BIOS Setup Utility, press the [F2] key once the Fujitsu logo appears on the screen. This will open the main menu of the BIOS Setup Utility with the current settings displayed.

3

Press the [RIGHT ARROW] or [LEFT ARROW] key to scroll through the other setup menus to review or alter the current settings.

Using the TrustedCore Menu

When the Fujitsu logo appears on the screen. press the [Enter] key or click on the left mouse or touchpad button; the TrustedCore Menu will appear. The TrustedCore Menu provides shortcuts to the following menus and information screens:

BIOS Setup

Diagnostic Screen

Boot Menu

Patent Information

System Information

Continue Booting

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Clicking on any of the fields will invoke the screen, information, or action described.

The Boot Menu can also be invoked by pressing the [F12] key when the Fujitsu logo appears on the screen.

BIOS Guide

A guide to your notebook’s BIOS is available online. Please visit our service and support website at

http://www.computers.us.fujitsu.com/support

, then select User’s Guides under Online Support. Select your Product, Series, and Model, then click [Go]. Under the Manuals tab, select the BIOS Guide.

T

HE BOTTOM OF THIS NOTEBOOK COMPUTER CAN BECOME HOT WHEN USED FOR LONG PERIODS OF

TIME

. W

HEN USING THE NOTEBOOK

,

TAKE CAUTION TO LIMIT LONG TERM OR CONTINUOUS USE WHILE

RESTING IT ON EXPOSED SKIN

,

SUCH AS THE LAP

.

Booting the System

We strongly recommend that you not attach any external devices and do not put a DVD/CD in your drive until you have gone through the initial power on sequence.

When you turn on your notebook for the first time, it will display a Fujitsu logo on the screen. If you do nothing the system will load the operating system, and then the Windows Welcome will begin.

Starting Windows Vista the first time

T

HE FIRST TIME YOU INITIALIZE YOUR

W

INDOWS

V

ISTA SYSTEM

,

THE SCREEN WILL BE BLANK FOR

APPROXIMATELY TWO MINUTES

. T

HIS IS NORMAL

. A

FTER INITIALIZATION

,

A

“S

ET

U

P

W

INDOWS

DIALOG BOX

WILL APPEAR

.

I

MPORTANT

: D

URING THE SETUP PROCEDURE

,

DO NOT DISCONNECT THE POWER SUPPLY

,

PRESS ANY

BUTTONS

,

OR USE ANY PERIPHERAL DEVICES SUCH AS A MOUSE

,

KEYBOARD

,

OR REMOTE CONTROL

.

U

SE CARE WHEN PROMPTED TO SELECT YOUR LANGUAGE

;

IF THE INCORRECT LANGUAGE IS SELECTED

,

YOU

WILL NEED TO PERFORM A COMPLETE SYSTEM RECOVERY

.

In order to ensure that you receive the most benefits from the Windows Vista operating system, it should be registered the first time you use it.

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1

First of all, you will need to read and accept the End User License Agreements (EULAs).

I

F YOU REJECT THE TERMS OF THE LICENSE AGREEMENTS YOU WILL BE ASKED TO REVIEW THE LICENSE

AGREEMENTS FOR INFORMATION ON RETURNING

W

INDOWS OR TO SHUT DOWN YOUR

L

IFE

B

OOK NOTEBOOK

.

Y

OU CANNOT USE YOUR NOTEBOOK UNTIL YOU HAVE ACCEPTED THE

L

ICENSE

A

GREEMENTS

. I

F YOU STOP THE

PROCESS YOUR NOTEBOOK WILL RETURN TO THE BEGINNING OF THE

W

INDOWS

W

ELCOME

P

ROCESS

,

EVEN IF

YOU SHUT YOUR NOTEBOOK DOWN AND START IT UP AGAIN

.

2

You will be prompted to enter your User Name and Password and you will be given a chance to select an icon for your account.

3

The next screen asks for a Computer Name and allows you to choose a desktop background.

4

You will next see a "Help protect Windows automatically" screen in which the default choice is "Use recommended settings”. The other two choices are "Install important updates only" and "Ask me later". Select from the three choices.

5

On the next screen set your time and date settings.

6

You will next see the "Select your computer's current location" screen. Make your selection from Home, Work

(Default), and Public location.

7

The "Thank you" screen follows and an offer for free Norton Internet Security is extended. Following are several screens while Windows checks the system performance.

8

Windows will then boot up for the first time. As noted above, the first time you initialize your Windows Vista system, the screen will be blank for approximately two minutes. This is normal. During this period, do not disconnect the power supply, press any buttons, or use any peripheral devices such as mouse, keyboard, or remote control.

Registering Windows Vista with Microsoft

1

After Windows has booted up for the first time, the Control Panel Welcome Center will appear. If the Register

Windows Online icon is not seen in the window, click on “Show all xx items” (where “xx” is the number of topics in the Welcome Center).

2

Click on Register Windows Online and follow the instructions that appear to register your copy of Windows.

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Registering Your LifeBook notebook with Fujitsu

You can register your LifeBook by going to our website at:

us.fujitsu.com/computers

You will need to be set up with an Internet Service Provider (ISP) to register online.

Installing Click Me!

B

EFORE INSTALLING THE

C

LICK

M

E

!

UTILITY

,

BE SURE THE WIRELESS

LAN

SWITCH IS TURNED ON

.

The first time you boot up your system, you will see a “Primary Settings for the PC” window. This window explains the installations which will be performed by the Click Me! utility. If you click [Execute], Click

Me! will begin installing. If after clicking the button you receive a “User Account Control” window, you will be asked for your permission to continue. Click [Continue] to continue. If you cancel the operation, the Click Me! icon will appear on your desktop for later installation.

I

N ADDITION TO THE UTILITIES AND APPLICATIONS INSTALLED BY

C

LICK

M

E

!,

OTHER THIRD

-

PARTY

APPLICATIONS MAY NEED TO BE INSTALLED FROM THE INCLUDED DISCS

.

54 - Starting Your LifeBook Notebook

Fujitsu Driver Update Utility

N

OTE THAT IF YOU HAVE A

64-

BIT OPERATING SYSTEM

,

IT WILL BE NECESSARY FOR YOU TO FIRST

DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL THE

FDU

UTILITY

. T

O DO SO

, GO TO THE

F

UJITSU

S

UPPORT WEB SITE AT

HTTP

://

WWW

.

FUJITSU

.

COM

/

US

/

SUPPORT AND

FOLLOW THE LINKS TO THE DOWNLOADS

. FDU

WILL BE

LISTED WITH THE X

64

DOWNLOADS FOR YOUR MODEL

.

Your system has a convenient tool called the Fujitsu Driver Update (FDU) utility. With FDU, you can choose to automatically or manually go to the Fujitsu site to check for new updates for your system. For

more information about the FDU utility, refer to “Automatically Downloading Driver Updates” on page 109.

55 - Starting Your LifeBook Notebook

Power Management

Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook has many options and features for conserving battery power. Some of these features are automatic and need no user intervention; however, others depend on the parameters you set to best suit your operating conditions, such as those for the display brightness. Internal power management for your notebook may be controlled from settings made in your operating system, prebundled power management application, or from settings made in BIOS setup utility.

Besides the options available for conserving battery power, there are also some things that you can do to prevent your battery from running down as quickly. For example, you can create an appropriate power saving profile, put your notebook into Sleep mode when it is not performing an operation, and you can limit the use of high power devices. As with all mobile, battery powered computers, there is a trade-off between performance and power savings.

Power/Suspend/Resume Button

When your notebook is active, the Power/Suspend/Resume button can be used to manually put the notebook into Sleep mode. Push the Power/Suspend/Resume button when the notebook is active, but not

actively accessing anything, and immediately release the button; the system will enter Sleep mode.

(See

Figure 2 on page 17)

If your notebook is suspended, pushing the Power/Suspend/Resume button returns your notebook to active operation. You can tell whether the system is Suspended by looking at the Power indicator. If the indicator is visible and not flashing, your notebook is fully operational. If the indicator is visible

and

flashing, your notebook is in Sleep mode. If the indicator is not visible, the power is off or your notebook is in Hibernation mode.

(See Hibernation Feature)

Sleep Mode

Sleep mode in Windows saves the contents of your system memory during periods of inactivity by maintaining power to critical parts. This mode turns off the CPU, display, hard drive, and all other internal components except those necessary to maintain system memory and for restarting.

Your notebook can be put in Sleep mode by:

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Pressing the Power/Suspend/Resume button when your system is turned on.

Selecting Sleep from the Windows Shut Down menu.

Timing out from lack of activity.

Allowing the battery to reach the Dead Battery Warning condition.

Your notebook’s system memory typically stores the file on which you are working, open application information, and any other data required to support operations in progress. When you resume operation from Sleep mode, your notebook will return to the point where it left off. You must use the

Power/Suspend/Resume button to resume operation, and there must be an adequate power source available, or your notebook will not resume.

I

F RUNNING YOUR NOTEBOOK ON BATTERY POWER

,

BE AWARE THAT THE BATTERY CONTINUES TO

DISCHARGE WHILE THE NOTEBOOK IS IN

S

LEEP MODE

,

THOUGH NOT AS FAST AS WHEN FULLY OPERA

-

TIONAL

.

D

ISABLING THE

P

OWER

/S

USPEND

/R

ESUME BUTTON PREVENTS IT FROM BEING USED TO PUT THE

NOTEBOOK INTO

S

LEEP OR

H

IBERNATION

(S

AVE

-

TO

-D

ISK

)

MODE

. T

HE BUTTON RESUME FUNCTION

CAN

T BE DISABLED

.

T

HE

S

LEEP OR

H

IBERNATION MODE SHOULD NOT BE USED WITH CERTAIN

PC C

ARDS

. C

HECK YOUR

PC C

ARD DOCUMENTATION FOR MORE INFORMATION

. W

HEN

PC C

ARDS OR EXTERNAL DEVICES ARE

IN USE

, H

IBERNATION MODE CANNOT RETURN TO THE EXACT STATE PRIOR TO SUSPENSION

,

BECAUSE

ALL OF THE PERIPHERAL DEVICES WILL BE RE

-

INITIALIZED WHEN THE SYSTEM RESTARTS

.

I

F YOUR NOTEBOOK IS ACTIVELY ACCESSING INFORMATION WHEN YOU ENTER THE

S

LEEP OR

H

IBER

-

NATION MODE

,

CHANGES TO OPEN FILES ARE NOT LOST

. T

HE FILES ARE LEFT OPEN AND MEMORY IS

KEPT ACTIVE DURING

S

LEEP MODE OR THE MEMORY IS TRANSFERRED TO THE INTERNAL HARD DRIVE

DURING

H

IBERNATION MODE

.

T

HE MAIN ADVANTAGE OF USING

H

IBERNATION IS THAT POWER IS NOT REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN YOUR

DATA

. T

HIS IS PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT IF YOU WILL BE LEAVING YOUR NOTEBOOK IN A SUSPENDED

STATE FOR A PROLONGED PERIOD OF TIME

. T

HE DRAWBACK OF USING

H

IBERNATION MODE IS THAT IT

LENGTHENS THE POWER DOWN AND POWER UP SEQUENCES AND RESETS PERIPHERAL DEVICES

.

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Hibernation (Save-to-Disk) Feature

The Hibernation feature saves the contents of your notebook’s system memory to the hard drive as a part of the Suspend/Resume mode. You can enable or disable this feature.

Enable or Disable the Hibernation Feature

The default settings are not enabled. To enable or disable the Hibernation feature follow these steps:

1

From the Start menu, select Control Panel (Classic View), then select Power Options.

2

Select “Choose what the power button does” or “Choose what closing the lid does”, then make your selections

(Do Nothing, Sleep, Hibernate, or Shut Down).

Windows Power Management

The Power Options icon located in the Windows Control Panel allows you to configure some of the power management settings. For example, you can use the Power Options to set the timeout values for turning off the display and hard disks whether you are running the notebook on battery power or one of the adapters.

Restarting the System

If your system is on and you need to restart it, be sure that you use the following procedure.

1

Click the Start button, and then move the mouse over the right arrow.

2

Select the desired action from the list.

T

URNING OFF YOUR

L

IFE

B

OOK NOTEBOOK WITHOUT EXITING

W

INDOWS OR TURNING ON YOUR

NOTEBOOK WITHIN

10

SECONDS OF THE NOTEBOOK BEING SHUT OFF MAY CAUSE AN ERROR WHEN

YOU START THE NEXT TIME

.

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Powering Off

Before turning off the power, check that the hard drive/optical drive access indicator is off. If you turn off the power while accessing a disk there is a risk of data loss. To ensure that your notebook shuts down without error, use the Windows shut down procedure.

B

E SURE TO CLOSE ALL FILES

,

EXIT ALL APPLICATIONS PRIOR TO TURNING OFF THE POWER

. I

F FILES

ARE OPEN WHEN YOU TURN THE POWER OFF

,

YOU WILL LOSE ANY CHANGES THAT HAVE NOT BEEN

SAVED

,

AND MAY CAUSE DISK ERRORS

.

A

LWAYS POWER OFF THE COMPUTER BEFORE TRANSPORTING AND

/

OR PACKAGING IT

. A

FTER

SHUTTING DOWN THE SYSTEM

,

WAIT UNTIL THE STATUS

LED

PANEL INDICATES POWER OFF

CONDITION

(

I

.

E

.,

NO LIGHTS ARE ILLUMINATED

).

I

T IS POSSIBLE THAT THE UNIT MAY NOT AUTOMATICALLY GO TO POWER OFF OR HIBERNATE MODE

WHEN YOU CLOSE THE LID

. T

HIS SITUATION MAY OCCUR DUE TO PRE

-OS

BOOT PASSWORD SECURITY

SETTINGS OR SOME OTHER APPLICATION RUNNING ON THE COMPUTER

.

A

TTEMPTING TO TRANSPORT THE COMPUTER WHILE POWER IS ON MAY DAMAGE THE NOTEBOOK DUE

TO SHOCK OR OVERHEATING SINCE THE AIR VENTS MAY BE BLOCKED OR RESTRICTED

.

Using the correct procedure to shut down from Windows allows your notebook to complete its operations and turn off power in the proper sequence to avoid errors. The proper sequence is:

1

Click the Start button, and then move the mouse over the right arrow.

1

Click Shut Down.

If you are going to store your notebook for a month or more see Care and Maintenance Section.

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