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

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Sample Windows Media

Player screen

The CD Player control panel works much like an ordinary compact disc player:

To play the CD or to pause, click the on the CD Player control panel.

Play/pause

button

To stop the CD, click the

Stop

button.

Before using headphones to listen to an audio CD, turn the volume dial down. Playing the CD with the volume set too high could damage your ears.

Exchanging data with another computer

To transfer a large amount of information between computers, you can use the Windows

®

XP Briefcase, or a specialized synchronization program and the computer’s parallel port.

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Transferring files

You can transfer files to another computer using your infrared port, or with an adapter cable.

To transfer files through the parallel port, you need an optional LapLink

®

compatible parallel cable.

1

Connect the cable.

2

Load the transfer program on both computers.

3

Set any specific options.

4

Start the transfer.

5

When you have finished transferring files, close the programs on both computers.

Getting help transferring files

1

Click

Start

, then

Help and Support

.

2

Click the

Index

icon on the toolbar.

3

In the dialog box, type direct cable connection

.

4

Follow the online guide instructions.

Setting up for communications

In order to connect to the Internet, use an online service, or communicate across the telephone lines with another computer, you may need:

A modem (one comes with your computer)

A telephone line

A browser or communications program

An Internet Service Provider (ISP) or online service if you plan to use the Internet

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Determining the COM port

Your modem is connected to one of the computer’s COM

(communications) ports. The default setting for the modem is

COM3.

The following procedure is intended to support you if you need to either upgrade your modem or reset the port to the default settings.

DEFINITION: Although the terms are often used interchangeably, the serial port and COM port are really two different things. The serial port is the physical port on the back of the computer. The COM port is a unique identifier the computer uses to communicate with the serial port or other serial devices.

If you’re having trouble connecting through the modem, you may need to determine the current COM port name and possibly change it.

To find out which port your modem is connected to:

1

Click

Start

, then

Control Panel

.

Windows XP opens the Control Panel.

2

Click

Printers and Other Hardware

.

3

Double-click

Phone and Modem Options

.

Windows XP displays the

Phone and Modem Options

Properties dialog box.

4

Click the

Modems

tab.

Your modem should be listed next to one of the computer’s

COM ports.

5

Make a note of the COM port number.

6

To verify that the modem is set up properly, select the modem you wish to check and then click

Properties

to

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bring up the dialog box with information specific to that modem.

7

Click the

Diagnostics

tab, and then click

Query Modem

.

Windows XP communicates with the modem and displays identifying information reported by the modem. If Windows

XP cannot communicate with the modem, it displays an error message. Consult the troubleshooting sections of your modem and Windows XP documentation.

8

Click

OK

to close the properties dialog box for that specific modem.

9

Click

OK

to close the Modem Properties dialog box.

10

Close the Control Panel.

Connecting the modem to a telephone line

Before you can use the modem, you must connect it to a standard voice-grade telephone line. For more information, see

“Connecting to a phone line” on page 86

.

Connecting your computer to a network

You can connect your computer to a network to increase its capabilities and functionality using one of its communication ports.

Accessing a network

To access a network:

At the office, connect an Ethernet cable to the RJ-45 jack on your computer. For specific information about connecting to the network, consult your network administrator.

While you are at home or traveling, you need a dial-up connection. Ask your network administrator for the telephone number of the network.

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Wirelessly, you need an optional wireless networking PC

Card or an optional Wi-Fi

module. For more information about wireless networking, refer to your wireless network device documentation or contact your authorized Toshiba service provider.

Setting up the connection

To set up an office connection, consult your network administrator for network settings and additional considerations.

To set up a dial-up connection, use the New Connection

Wizard:

1

Click

Start

and point to

All Programs

.

2

Point to

Accessories

, then to

Communications

, and click

New Connection Wizard

.

3

Enter the phone number of your network connection and let the program dial the number.

The computer connects to the network.

Using the Ethernet LAN Port

When your computer starts, Windows attempts to contact a

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server. If the computer is not connected to a network, it may pause a few minutes as it waits for a reply. To avoid this delay, you can reconfigure Windows to disable the LAN port.

To disable the LAN port:

1

Click

Start

, then

Control Panel

.

2

Click

Performance and Maintenance

.

3

Double-click the

System

icon, click the

Hardware

tab, and then click the

Device Manager

button.

4

Select the network adapter in

Network Adapters

.

5

Click the

Properties

icon on the toolbar.

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6

Select the

Do not use this device (disable)

option from the

Device usage

drop-down.

7

Click

OK

.

Your LAN port is now disabled.

To enable the Ethernet LAN port, repeat steps one through five. Select the

Use this device (enable)

check box, and click

OK

.

Setting up a wireless connection

For information on how to set up a wireless connection, refer to the online help that came with your operating system, or your network administrator.

Accessing the wireless modules using your computer’s system tray

The following information is for systems which have integrated wireless modules.

When using your optional Wi-Fi

Mini PCI or Bluetooth

™ module, your computer may display a PC Card icon in the desktop’s System tray to indicate that it is in use. Do not confuse the system tray’s icon with other removable PC Card devices you may have installed.

You can use the system tray’s PC Card icon to turn off your

Wi-Fi

Mini PCI or Bluetooth

module. However, if you do so you will need to restart the computer in order to reactivate the module.

Your Wi-Fi Mini PCI or Bluetooth

module is integrated into your computer system. It is recommended that you do not remove the module from your computer. For assistance, contact a Toshiba Wireless Authorized Service Provider.

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