Toshiba 14.1 TFT XGA LCD MODULE - TECRA S1 (V00002008006) PC Notebook

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Chapter 1

Finding Your Way

Around

This chapter presents a “grand tour” of your Tecra

®

S1 Series computer with illustrations to guide you along your way.

It serves as a reference when you need to locate specific parts of the computer.

Making sure you have everything

Before you do anything else, consult the Quick Start card that shipped with your computer to make sure you received everything.

If any items are missing or damaged, contact your authorized

Toshiba representative or your network administrator.

Finding where everything is located

The next few pages take you on a guided tour of your computer.

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Front with the display panel closed

Wireless antenna on/off switch*

Display latch

Infrared port

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Headphone jack

Microphone jack

System indicator panel

* functional only on systems with a wireless module installed

Infrared port

—The fast infrared port allows cable-free communication with another device, such as a computer or printer, that has a compatible infrared port.

Wireless antenna on/off switch

—The Wireless antenna on/ off switch turns the optional wireless communication system on or off.

Microphone jack

—The 3.5 mm microphone jack lets you connect an external monaural microphone or other audio input device. Connecting a microphone or other device to this jack automatically disables the internal microphone.

Headphone jack

—The 3.5 mm headphone jack lets you connect stereo headphones or other audio output devices.

Connecting headphones or other devices to this jack automatically disables the internal speakers.

Display latch

—Sliding the display latch opens the computer display panel. For more information, see

“Front with the display panel open” on page 43

.

System indicator panel

—The system indicator panel is made up of several status lights that provide information about various system functions. See

“System indicator panel lights” on page 46 for a description of each of the panel

lights.

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Back

RGB (monitor) port

Serial port

USB 2.0 ports

PS/2 port

DC IN

Modem port

Network port

Parallel port

USB ports

—Use the

Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (USB) ports

to connect USB peripherals.

DEFINITION: USB 2.0 is a peripheral expansion standard that supports a data transfer rate of up to 480 Mbps for peripherals such as keyboards and pointing devices. USB peripherals have a single standard for cables and connectors. The USB standard also allows hot swapping of peripherals.

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+

Ether

DC IN

—Lets you plug in the AC adapter.

PS/2

port

—Lets you connect an optional PS/2-compatible mouse or keyboard. You can use an optional Y-cable to connect both a mouse and a keyboard to the port.

RGB (monitor) port

—Lets you connect an external monitor

or projector. For more information, see “Using external display devices” on page 64 .

Serial port

—Lets you connect a serial mouse, serial printer, or other serial device.

Parallel port

—Lets you connect a parallel printer or other

parallel device. For more information, see “Connecting a local printer” on page 70 .

Network port

—Lets you connect the computer to an

Ethernet LAN (local area network).

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Modem port

—Lets you connect the computer’s internal modem directly to a conventional telephone line.

Left side

Video-out port

Volume control dial

Speaker

SD indicator

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Cooling Vents

Security lock slot

SD Card slot

PC card ejection buttons

PC card slots

Speaker

—Lets you hear stereo sound from a CD or DVD, in addition to system alarms and audible warnings associated with your software.

Security lock slot

—Attaching an optional PORT-

Noteworthy

®

Computer Lock Cable to the security lock slot lets you anchor your computer to a large, heavy object such as your desk. For more information, see

“Using a computer lock” on page 111 .

PC Card slots

—Allows you to use Type I, Type II, or Type

III PC Cards.

SD

®

card slot

—Lets you insert SD ® cards for additional data storage.

SD

®

indicator

—The SD ® slot indicator light glows when the

SD ® card is being accessed. The SD ® slot is located on the left side of the computer.

Video-out port

—Lets you connect your computer to an external video device, such as a standard television set.

Volume control dial

—The volume control dial lets you adjust the loudness of the system speakers.

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Cooling vent

—Provides ventilation to keep the computer’s processor from overheating. The vent lets the processor continue performing at its maximum speed.

To prevent possible overheating of the computer’s processor, make sure you do not block the cooling vent.

Right side

Speaker

Slim SelectBay module

(DVD-ROM drive shown)

USB 2.0 port

Speaker

—Lets you hear stereo sound from a CD or DVD in addition to system alarms and audible warnings associated with your software.

Slim SelectBay

®

— Lets you use one of several possible Slim

SelectBay modules. The DVD-ROM drive is shown in place.

For more information on using your DVD-ROM, see “Using the DVD-ROM or multi-function drive” on page 104 . For

further information on Slim SelectBay devices, see

“Using

Slim SelectBay® modules” on page 77 .

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USB port

—Use the

Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (USB) ports

to connect USB peripherals.

DEFINITION: USB 2.0 is a peripheral expansion standard that supports a data transfer rate of up to 480 Mbps for peripherals such as keyboards and pointing devices. USB peripherals have a single standard for cables and connectors. The USB standard also allows hot swapping of peripherals.

Front with the display panel open

To view the front of the computer with the display panel open:

1

Locate the display latch on the front of the computer.

2

Slide the display latch to the right and lift the display panel.

3

Adjust the display panel to a comfortable viewing angle.

To avoid damaging the display panel, be careful when opening and closing it. Never force the panel beyond the point where it moves easily, and never use it to lift the computer.

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Screen

Keyboard

Power button

Speaker

Speaker

CapsLock indicator

Keyboard indicator panel

AccuPoint II pointing device

AccuPoint buttons

TouchPad

Wireless antenna switch

System indicator panel

TouchPad buttons

Microphone

Power button

—The power button is used to turn on power to the computer. For more information, see

“Turning on the computer” on page 58 .

Screen

—The computer’s screen is a liquid crystal display

(LCD) that provides clear, sharp images.

Keyboard

—The 85-key keyboard provides all the functionality of a full-size keyboard. For more information, see

“Using the keyboard” on page 89 .

Keyboard indicator panel

—These lights provide information about various keyboard functions. See

“Keyboard indicator panel lights” on page 47 for a

description of the panel lights.

Wireless antenna switch

— Turns the computer’s wireless antenna on or off.

AccuPoint

®

II pointing device

—This device combines the function of a mouse with the convenience of never having to

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“Setting up your software” on page 60 .

TouchPad

—The small, smooth square cutout located in front of the keyboard is sensitive to touch and enables you to move the cursor with the stroke of a finger. Simply move your finger on the TouchPad in the direction you’d like to move the

cursor. See “Using the TouchPad™” on page 95 .

System indicator panel

—These lights provide status

information about various system functions. See “System indicator panel lights” on page 46

for a description of each panel light.

Internal microphone

—The 3.5 mm microphone lets you connect an external monaural microphone or other audio input device.

Underside

Hard disk drive bay

Memory module cover

Battery module

Battery module release

Slim SelectBay release

Slim SelectBay slot

Expansion port

Battery module

—Lets you to use your computer when a standard electrical outlet is not available. For further

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