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NB300 Series
User's Guide
If you need assistance:
Toshiba's Support Web site
pcsupport.toshiba.com
Toshiba Customer Support Center
Calling within the United States (800) 457-7777
Calling from outside the United States (949) 859-4273
For more information, see
page 145
in this guide.
"If Something Goes Wrong" on
GMAD00240010
11/09

Summary of Contents

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    NB300 Series User’s Guide If you need assistance: Toshiba’s Support Web site pcsupport.toshiba.com Toshiba Customer Support Center Calling within the United States (800) 457-7777 Calling from outside the United States (949) 859-4273 For more information, see page 145 in this guide.

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    TOSHIBA AMERICA INFORMATION SYSTEMS, INC. (“TOSHIBA”), ITS AFFILIATES AND SUPPLIERS DO NOT WARRANT THAT OPERATION OF THE PRODUCT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE. YOU AGREE THAT TOSHIBA,...

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    Only Peripherals complying with the FCC Class B limits may be attached to this equipment. Operation with noncompliant 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 ports.

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    Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conformé à la norme NMB-003 du Canada. Wireless Interoperability The TOSHIBA Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card products are designed to be interoperable with any wireless LAN product that is based on Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) radio technology, and is compliant to: The IEEE 802.11 Standard on Wireless LANs (Revision A/B/G), as defined...

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    The radiated output power of the TOSHIBA Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card is far below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, the TOSHIBA Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card shall be used in such a manner that the potential for human contact during normal operation is minimized. The antenna(s) used for this transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.

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    EU Declaration of Conformity TOSHIBA declares that this product conforms to the following Standards: This product is carrying the CE-Mark in accordance with the related European Directives. The party responsible for CE-Marking is TOSHIBA Europe GmbH, Hammfelddamm 8, 41460 Neuss, Germany.

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    This Directive applies to EU member countries only and does not apply to end users in other countries such as the United States. Although the initial emphasis is in Europe, Toshiba is already working with design engineers, suppliers, and other partners to determine appropriate worldwide product life cycle planning and end-of-life strategies for our products.

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    2. If this equipment causes RF interference to other radio stations, promptly change the frequency being used, change the location of use, or turn off the source of emissions. 3. Contact TOSHIBA Direct PC if you have problems with interference caused by this product to Other Radio Stations.

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    FH: This equipment uses FH-SS modulation. The interference range of this equipment is less than 10m. This equipment uses a frequency bandwidth from 2,400 MHz to 2,483.5 MHz. 3. TOSHIBA Direct PC Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 17:00 Toll Free Tel: 0120-15-1048 Direct Dial: 03-3457-4850...

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    Because Wireless WAN products operate within the guidelines found in radio frequency safety standards and recommendations, TOSHIBA believes Wireless WAN is safe for use by consumers. These standards and recommendations reflect the consensus of the scientific community and result from deliberations of panels and committees of scientists who continually review and interpret the extensive research literature.

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    Part 2 section 1093. Exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation The radiated output power of the TOSHIBA Wireless WAN Card is far below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, the TOSHIBA Wireless WAN Card shall be used in such a manner that the potential for human contact during normal operation is minimized.

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    Canada – Industry Canada (IC) Wireless WAN complies with RSS-129, RSS-133 Industry Canada. The installer of this radio equipment must ensure that the antenna is located or pointed such that it does not emit RF field in excess of Health Canada limits for the general population;...

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    Approved Countries/Regions for the Atheros Link AR5B95 Series This equipment is approved to the radio standard by the countries/regions in the following table. Do not use this equipment except in the countries/regions in the following table. Albania Austria Bangladesh Bosnia Bulgaria Chile Croatia...

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    Ukraine Yemen Europe - Restrictions for use of 2.4 GHz Frequencies in European Community Countries België/ For private usage outside buildings across public grounds over less than Belgique: 300m no special registration with IBPT/BIPT is required. Registration to IBPT/BIPT is required for private usage outside buildings across public grounds over more than 300m.

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    Always use Bluetooth cards from TOSHIBA in order to enable wireless networks over two or more (up to a total of seven) TOSHIBA portable computers using these cards. Please contact TOSHIBA computer product support on Web site http://www.toshiba-europe.com/computers/tnt/ bluetooth.htm in Europe or pcsupport.toshiba.com in the United States for...

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    Approved Countries/Regions for use (Bluetooth technology) ® Bluetooth Card from Toshiba equipment is approved to the radio standard by the countries/regions in the following table. Do not use this equipment except in the countries/regions in the following table. Argentina Belgium...

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    The radiated output power of the Bluetooth Card from TOSHIBA is far below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, the Bluetooth Card from TOSHIBA shall be used in such a manner that the potential for human contact during normal operation is minimized.

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    This guide is copyrighted by Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. with all rights reserved. Under the copyright laws, this guide cannot be reproduced in any form without the prior written permission of Toshiba. No patent liability is assumed, however, with respect to the use of the information contained herein.

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    Atheros is a registered trademark of Atheros Communications, Inc. Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Toshiba is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.

  • Page 20: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introduction... 26 This guide ...28 Safety icons ...29 Other icons used...29 Your computer’s features and specifications ...30 Other documentation ...30 Service options ...30 Chapter 1: Getting Started... 31 Getting comfortable with your computer ...31 Keeping yourself comfortable ...32 Precautions...32 Important information on your computer’s Setting up your computer ...34 Connecting to a power source ...35...

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    Setting up your software...40 Registering your computer with Toshiba ...41 Adding optional external devices...41 Adding memory (optional) ...41 Installing a memory module ...42 Removing a memory module...47 Checking total memory ...49 Recovering the Internal Storage Drive ...49 Recovering to out-of-box state (recommended recovery method)...51...

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    Starting a program from the Run dialog box ...88 Saving your work ...89 Printing your work ...90 Backing up your work ...91 Restoring your work ...92 Toshiba’s online resources ...92 Chapter 3: Mobile Computing... 93 Toshiba’s energy-saver design...93 Running the computer on battery power ...93 Battery Notice ...94 Power management ...95...

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    Using external speakers or headphones...115 Using the Web Camera ...116 Using the Memory card reader...117 Inserting memory media...117 Removing memory media...118 Chapter 5: Utilities...119 TOSHIBA Assist ...120 Connect...121 Secure...122 Protect & Fix ...123 Optimize...124 TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator ...125 TOSHIBA Application Installer...125 Contents...

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    TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool Utility...130 TOSHIBA HDD Protection Utility ...131 Fn-esse Starting Fn-esse TOSHIBA SD™ Memory Card Format Utility ...133 TOSHIBA Power Saver ...134 Preset Power Profiles ...135 Quickly creating a new power profile ...135 Customizing a power profile ...135 Mouse Utility ...136...

  • Page 25: Table Of Contents

    Wireless networking problems...160 Develop good computing habits ...162 Data and system configuration backup in If you need further assistance...169 Before you contact Toshiba ...169 Contacting Toshiba ...170 Other Toshiba Internet Web sites...170 Toshiba’s worldwide offices...171 Appendix A: Hot Keys... 173 Appendix B: Power Cord/Cable Connectors...

  • Page 26: Introduction

    You can wake the computer from Sleep mode by pressing the power button. See the “Mobile Computing” section of the Toshiba User’s Guide for more information on using power management settings to...

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    (RoHS), which restricts use of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, PBB, and PBDE. Toshiba requires its computer component suppliers to meet RoHS requirements and verifies its suppliers’ commitment to meeting RoHS requirements by conducting component sampling inspections during the product design approval process.

  • Page 28: This Guide

    Toshiba’s Web site at pcsupport.toshiba.com. While Toshiba has made every effort at the time of publication to ensure the accuracy of the information provided herein, product specifications, configurations, prices, system/component/options availability are all subject to change without notice.

  • Page 29: Safety Icons, Other Icons Used

    Safety icons This manual contains safety instructions that must be observed to avoid potential hazards that could result in personal injuries, damage to your equipment, or loss of data. These safety cautions have been classified according to the seriousness of the risk, and icons highlight these instructions as follows: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.

  • Page 30: Your Computer's Features And Specifications, Other Documentation, Service Options

    To stay current on the most recent software and hardware options for your computer, and for other product information, be sure to regularly check the Toshiba Web site at pcsupport.toshiba.com. If you have a problem or need to contact Toshiba, see Goes Wrong” on page System icons 145.

  • Page 31: Chapter 1: Getting Started, Getting Comfortable With Your Computer

    Chapter 1 Getting Started This chapter provides tips for using your computer effectively, summarizes how to connect components, and explains what to do the first time you use your computer. The “Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort,” that is shipped with your computer, contains important safety information.

  • Page 32: Keeping Yourself Comfortable, Precautions

    Extreme heat, cold, or humidity. Liquids and corrosive chemicals. Keeping yourself comfortable The Toshiba Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort, included with your computer, contains helpful information for setting up your work environment and tips for working comfortably throughout the day.

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    Getting comfortable with your computer Avoid prolonged physical contact with the underside or surface of the computer. Computer base and palm rest can become hot! Avoid prolonged contact to prevent heat injury to skin. Read the “Avoid extended contact between computer base/palm rest and skin”...

  • Page 34: Important Information On Your Computer's Cooling Fan, Setting Up Your Computer

    Getting Started Setting up your computer Important information on your computer’s cooling fan Your computer may have a CPU cooling fan that cools the CPU by drawing outside air into the computer. Always make sure your computer and AC adaptor have adequate ventilation and are protected from overheating when the power is turned on or when an AC adaptor is connected to a power outlet (even if your computer is in Standby mode).

  • Page 35: Connecting To A Power Source

    TOSHIBA Battery Charger (that may have been provided with your computer), or use AC adaptors and battery chargers specified by TOSHIBA to avoid any risk of fire or other damage to the computer. Use of an incompatible AC adaptor or Battery Charger could cause fire or damage to the computer possibly resulting in serious injury.

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    Getting Started Connecting to a power source To connect AC power to the computer: Connect the power cord/cable to the AC adaptor. (Sample Illustration) Connecting the power cord/cable to the AC adaptor Handling the cord on this product will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.

  • Page 37: Charging The Main Battery

    The computer’s main battery light gives you an indication of the main battery’s current charge: Glows amber while the main battery is being charged (AC adaptor connected) Glows green when the main battery is fully charged Is unlit when the main battery has discharged, the battery is not charging, or the AC adaptor is not plugged into the computer or AC outlet Flashes amber when the main battery charge is low and it...

  • Page 38: Using The Computer For The First Time, Opening The Display Panel

    Getting Started Using the computer for the first time NOTE Battery life and charge time may vary depending on the applications, power management settings, and features used. Using the computer for the first time The computer is now ready for you to turn it on and begin using it. Opening the display panel Facing the front of the computer, locate the center of the display panel.

  • Page 39: Turning On The Power

    Small bright dots may appear on your screen display when you turn on your computer. Your display contains an extremely large number of thin-film transistors (TFT) and is manufactured using high- precision technology. Any small bright dots that may appear on your display are an intrinsic characteristic of the TFT manufacturing technology.

  • Page 40: Setting Up Your Software

    Getting Started Using the computer for the first time Setting up your software When you turn on the computer for the first time, do not turn off the power again until the operating system has loaded completely. NOTE The names of windows displayed, and the order in which windows appear, may vary according to your software setup choices.

  • Page 41: Registering Your Computer With Toshiba, Adding Optional External Devices, Adding Memory (optional)

    Product registration can be completed by either visiting the Toshiba Web site at http://www.register.toshiba.com, or by clicking Start, All Programs, My Toshiba, and then Toshiba Registration. Failure to complete Product Registration will not diminish Customer rights under the Toshiba standard limited Warranty.

  • Page 42: Installing A Memory Module

    Getting Started Adding memory (optional) NOTE Before adding external devices or memory, Toshiba recommends setting up your software. See Installing a memory module A memory module can be installed in the memory module slot on the base of the computer. You will need a small Phillips screwdriver for this procedure.

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    Place a soft cloth on the work surface to prevent scratching the top cover of the computer, and then place the computer upside down on the cloth. Remove the main battery. For information on removing the main battery, see “Removing the battery from the computer” on page 103.

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    Getting Started Adding memory (optional) Place the screw and the cover in a safe place so that you can retrieve them later. Static electricity can damage the memory module. Before you handle the module, touch a grounded metal surface to discharge any static electricity you may have built up.

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    Firmly press the memory module into the memory slot’s socket at approximately a 30-degree angle (to the horizontal surface of the computer). (Sample Illustration) Inserting the memory module into the socket Once the module’s connector is fully inserted into the socket, press downward on the top edge of the module to seat the module into the latches at the sides of the socket.

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    Getting Started Adding memory (optional) Memory slot (Sample Illustration) Inserting the memory module into the slot Replace the memory module slot cover and secure it using the screw. Re-insert the main battery. For more information on inserting the main battery, see Turn the computer right side up.

  • Page 47: Removing A Memory Module

    TECHNICAL NOTE: You must have at least one memory module installed for the computer to work. You can now continue setting up the computer. When the operating system has loaded, you can verify that the computer has recognized the additional memory module. If you are adding extra memory after setting up the computer, verify that the computer has recognized it correctly as described in “Checking total memory”...

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    Getting Started Adding memory (optional) Gently lift the memory module to a 30-degree angle and slide it out of the slot. Memory slot (Sample Illustration) Removing the memory module Replace the memory module slot cover and secure it using the screw.

  • Page 49: Checking Total Memory, Recovering The Internal Storage Drive

    Recovering the Internal Storage Drive NOTE To purchase an optional external optical drive or USB Flash drive, visit the Toshiba Web site at accessories.toshiba.com. Your computer includes recovery utilities to allow you to recover your internal storage drive if necessary.

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    During the internal storage drive recovery process it is strongly recommended that your computer be connected to an external power source via the AC adaptor. The Toshiba Recovery Wizard also provides the option of erasing your internal storage drive, without restoring the information on the drive. See more information.

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    Recovering to out-of-box state (recommended recovery method) Recovering an internal storage drive to its out-of-box state deletes all partitions on the drive and all information stored in those partitions. Be sure to save your work to external media before executing the recovery.

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    Getting Started Recovering the Internal Storage Drive When the Toshiba Recovery Wizard opens and the Selecting a process screen displays, select Recovery of Factory Default Software and then click Next. (Sample Image) Selecting a Process screen The Recovery of Factory Default Software screen appears.

  • Page 53: Recovering To A Custom Size Partition

    Click Next. A confirmation message displays reminding you that all data will be lost during the recovery process. Be sure to save your work to external media before proceeding (see your work” on page Click Next to begin the recovery. When the process is complete, a message displays indicating that the internal storage drive has been recovered.

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    Click Yes to continue. (Sample Image) Warning screen When the Toshiba Recovery Wizard opens and the Selecting a process screen displays, select Recovery of Factory Default Software and then click Next. (Sample Image) Selecting a Process screen...

  • Page 55: Recovering Without Changing The Internal Storage Drive Partitions

    The Recovery of Factory Default Software screen appears. Select Recover to a custom size partition. (Sample Image) Recovery of Factory Default Software screen Use the on-screen arrow buttons in The size of drive C: field to set the partition size. Click Next.

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    Getting Started Recovering the Internal Storage Drive NOTE During the internal storage drive recovery process it is strongly recommended that your computer be connected to an external power source via the AC adaptor. You can recover the C: drive without affecting other partitions by either using the utilities stored on your computer’s internal storage drive or by using recovery DVDs/media, if you have created such media.

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    Recovering the Internal Storage Drive When the Toshiba Recovery Wizard opens and the Selecting a process screen displays, select Recovery of Factory Default Software and then click Next. (Sample Image) Selecting a Process screen The Recovery of Factory Default Software screen appears.

  • Page 58: Creating Recovery Dvds/media

    Creating recovery DVDs/media NOTE To purchase an optional external writable optical disc drive for creating recovery DVDs, please visit the Toshiba Web site at accessories.toshiba.com. It is strongly recommended that you create recovery DVDs/media. If the recovery files on your internal storage drive become corrupted or are deleted, you can restore your system from your recovery DVDs/media.

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    Recovering the Internal Storage Drive To create recovery DVDs/media: Click Start, All Programs, TOSHIBA, Recovery, and then Recovery Disc Creator. The TOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator dialog box displays. (Sample Image) TOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator dialog box Select DVD or USB Flash from the drop-down lists next to “System Recovery Media”...

  • Page 60: Restoring From Recovery Dvds/media

    Click the Create button in the TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator utility dialog box. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the copy process.

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    Recovering the Internal Storage Drive With recovery media, you can: Recover to out-of-box state (recommended recovery method) Recover to a custom size partition Recover without changing the internal storage drive partitions For more information on these options, see Internal Storage Drive” on page NOTE When you restore your system, only the operating system files, applications, and drivers originally shipped with the computer are...

  • Page 62: Erasing The Internal Storage Drive

    Getting Started Erasing the Internal Storage Drive When the Toshiba Recovery Wizard opens and the Selecting a Process screen displays, select Recovery of Factory Default Software and then click Next. Select one of the following options: Recover to out-of-box state (recommended recovery method) —If you want to recover the original factory...

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    DVD or USB Flash option on the boot menu, depending on which type of media you are using, and then press . Select Toshiba Recovery Wizard, and then Enter click Next. Select Erase the hard disk and then click Next.

  • Page 64: Status, Installing Drivers And Applications

    Highlight the internal storage drive in the Volume list to display its status in the lower portion of the screen. Installing drivers and applications The Toshiba Application Installer allows you to reinstall the drivers and applications that were originally bundled with your computer. To reinstall drivers and applications: Click Start, All Programs, My Toshiba, and then TOSHIBA Application Installer.

  • Page 65: Using The Touchpad

    Using the TouchPad™ NOTE Some of the TouchPad™ operations described in this section are only supported in certain applications. You can use the TouchPad™ (the small, touch-sensitive area in front of the keyboard) and the adjacent control buttons to: Move the pointer on the screen Select an item on the screen Open or activate an item on the screen Scroll through a document or information...

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    Getting Started Using the TouchPad™ Do the following: Move the on-screen Slide your finger across the TouchPad in the direction you want to move the pointer. pointer To move the pointer a longer distance, slide your finger several times across the TouchPad in the preferred direction.

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    Do the following: Scroll horizontally Slide your finger along the bottom edge of the TouchPad in the direction you want to scroll. Repeat to scroll a longer distance. Scroll continuously Begin scrolling vertically or horizontally by sliding your finger along the right or (Circular scrolling) bottom edge of the TouchPad as described above.

  • Page 68: Adjusting Touchpad™ Settings, Disabling Or Enabling The Touchpad

    TouchPad setting options vary by computer model. The TouchPad settings are accessible through the Mouse Properties option of the Windows Control Panel. For more information, please visit www.support.toshiba.com, and enter the phrase “Mouse pointer jumps around as you type” into the Search field. Disabling or enabling the TouchPad™...

  • Page 69: Using External Display Devices, Directing The Display Output When You Turn On The Computer

    Using external display devices Your computer comes with a built-in display, but you can also connect an external display device via the RGB (monitor) port. Connecting an external monitor or projector You can easily attach an external monitor or projector to your computer if you need a larger screen.

  • Page 70: Adjusting The Quality Of The External Display, Using An External Keyboard, Using A Mouse

    Getting Started Using an external keyboard Built-in display and external monitor simultaneously External monitor only (Sample Image) Display options window Release the TECHNICAL NOTE: You can also change these settings using the Display Properties box. Set the option for the video controller by clicking Start, Control Panel, Appearance and Themes, and then Display.

  • Page 71: Connecting A Printer, Setting Up A Printer

    Connecting a printer NOTE Your printer documentation may require you to install the printer software before physically connecting the printer to your computer. If you do not install the software as instructed by the printer manufacturer, the printer may not function correctly. Read the documentation that came with your printer.

  • Page 72: Turning Off The Computer, Options For Turning Off The Computer

    Getting Started Turning off the computer Click Add a printer. The Add Printer Wizard appears. (Sample Image) Add Printer Wizard Follow the on-screen instructions to set up your printer. Turning off the computer Pressing the power button before shutting down the Windows operating system could cause you to lose your work.

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    Turn Off Factors to consider when choosing the Turn Off command: Use the Turn Off command if you are not connected to a domain server. If you have work in progress and are not connected to a network, use the Windows to save your system settings so that, when you turn on the computer again, you will automatically return to where you left off.

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    Getting Started Turning off the computer Since information is being retrieved from the internal storage drive rather than from memory, restarting from Hibernation takes a little more time and consumes more main battery power to start up than when restarting from Standby. When starting up again, the computer returns to the state in which you left it, including all open programs and files you were using.

  • Page 75: Using The Turn Off Computer Command

    Turning off the computer more quickly You can also turn off the computer by pressing the power button. To use this method, you first need to activate it using Toshiba’s Power Saver utility. Click Start, Control Panel, and then Performance and Maintenance.

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    For more information about the Power Saver utility, see Power Saver” on page Once the computer is configured, you can turn it off by either pressing the power button or closing the display panel, depending on the options set. 134. “TOSHIBA...

  • Page 77: Using And Configuring Hibernation Mode

    To use any of these methods, you first need to enable them in Toshiba’s Power Saver utility. Click Start, Control Panel, and then Performance and Maintenance. Click the TOSHIBA Power Saver icon. Click the Setup Actions tab. Select Hibernation for the options you want. NOTE...

  • Page 78: Using And Configuring Standby Mode

    (Sample Image) Turn off computer Windows The computer saves the status of all open programs and files, turns off the display, and enters into a low-power mode. The ON/OFF light blinks amber indicating the computer is in Standby mode. 134. ® dialog box “TOSHIBA...

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    To use any of these methods, you may first need to enable them in Toshiba’s Power Saver utility. Click Start, Control Panel, and then Performance and Maintenance. Click the TOSHIBA Power Saver icon. Click the Setup Actions tab. Select Standby for the options you want. NOTE...

  • Page 80: Closing The Display Panel, Customizing Your Computer's Settings, Caring For Your Computer, Cleaning The Computer

    Getting Started Customizing your computer’s settings Closing the display panel After you have turned off the computer, close the display panel to keep dust and dirt out of the computer. Customizing your computer’s settings There are several ways in which you can customize your computer to suit your particular requirements.

  • Page 81: Using A Computer Lock

    You may want to secure your computer to a heavy object such as your desk. The easiest way to do this is to purchase an optional computer lock cable. For more information on purchasing a cable lock, visit accessories.toshiba.com. (Sample Illustration) Computer lock cable To secure the computer: Wrap the cable through or around some part of a heavy object.

  • Page 82: Computing Tips, Chapter 2: Learning The Basics

    Chapter 2 Learning the Basics This chapter gives some computing tips and provides important information about basic features. Computing tips Save your work frequently. Your work stays in the computer’s temporary memory until you save it to the internal storage drive. If the network you are using goes down and you must restart your computer to reconnect, or your battery runs out of charge while you are working, you will lose all work since you last saved.

  • Page 83: Using The Keyboard

    Back up your files to external media on a regular basis. Label the backup copies clearly and store them in a safe place. It is easy to put off backing up because it takes time. However, if your internal storage drive suddenly fails, you will lose all the data on it unless you have a separate backup copy.

  • Page 84: Character Keys, Keyboard, Ctrl, Fn, And Alt Keys, Function Keys

    Learning the Basics Using the keyboard Character keys Typing with the character keys is very much like typing on a typewriter, except that: The space bar creates a space character instead of just passing over an area of the page. The lowercase letter l (el) and the number 1 are not interchangeable.

  • Page 85: Overlay Keys

    through programmed functions when pressed. Used in combination with the key, function keys marked with icons execute specific functions on the computer. For example, ON/OFF. For more information, see ® Special Windows keys (Sample Illustration) Special Windows Your computer’s keyboard has one key and one button that have special functions in Windows Windows Application key—Has a similar function as the secondary...

  • Page 86: Starting A Program

    Learning the Basics Starting a program Using the overlay to type numeric data The keys with the numbers on their right front are the numeric overlay keys. To turn the numeric overlay on, press The numeric overlay light on the system indicator panel glows when the numeric overlay is on.

  • Page 87: Starting A Program From The Start Menu

    Starting a program from the Start menu When you install a program, the operating system usually puts an icon in the All Programs menu. To start a program that has an icon in the All Programs menu, follow these steps, which use the ®...

  • Page 88: Starting A Program From The Run Dialog Box

    Learning the Basics Starting a program In the left part of the window, under the C: icon, double-click the folder containing the program, in this case Program Files. Windows folder on the right side of the window. The left side of the window shows all the folders contained within the Program Files folder.

  • Page 89: Saving Your Work

    If you do not know the location, you can search for it by clicking Start, then Search, and then following the on-screen instructions. Saving your work Before you turn off the computer, save your work on the internal storage drive, diskette, flash media, or optical disc. This is one of the most important rules of computing.

  • Page 90: Printing Your Work

    Learning the Basics Printing your work Choose the drive and folder where you want your file to be stored. Type a file name, then click Save. HINT: To make another copy of the file you are currently working with, click File, and then Save As, and give the new file a different name.

  • Page 91: Backing Up Your Work

    To print a file: If your printer is not on, turn it on now. In your Windows The program displays a Print dialog box. (Sample Image) Print dialog box Specify the print parameters. For example, the range of pages and number of copies to print. Click Print.

  • Page 92: Restoring Your Work, Toshiba's Online Resources

    Toshiba’s online resources Toshiba maintains a number of online sites to which you can connect. These sites provide information about Toshiba products, give help with technical questions and keep you up to date with future upgrades.

  • Page 93: Toshiba's Energy-saver Design, Running The Computer On Battery Power, Chapter 3: Mobile Computing

    It has a number of other features that enhance its energy efficiency. Many of these energy-saving features have been preset by Toshiba. We recommend you leave these features active, allowing your computer to operate at its maximum energy efficiency, so that you can use it for longer periods while traveling.

  • Page 94: Battery Notice

    This is normal for all batteries. To purchase a new battery pack, see the accessories information included with your computer or visit the Toshiba Web site at accessories.toshiba.com. Use only batteries designed to work with your Toshiba computer.

  • Page 95: Power Management, Using Additional Batteries, Charging Batteries

    Never leave batteries in the battery charger for more than a week at a time. Doing so may reduce the potential charge of the battery. Always use the battery charger specified by Toshiba. You can order a Toshiba battery charger from Toshiba’s Web site at accessories.toshiba.com.

  • Page 96: Charging The Rtc Battery, Charging The Main Battery

    Mobile Computing Charging batteries Charging the main battery To charge the main battery while it is in your computer, plug the computer into a live electrical outlet. The battery charges whether the computer is on or off. TECHNICAL NOTE: The recharging of the battery cannot occur when your computer is using all of the power provided by the AC adaptor to run applications, features, and devices.

  • Page 97: Monitoring Main Battery Power

    To recharge the RTC battery, plug the computer into a live electrical outlet and leave the computer powered on for 24 hours. NOTE It is seldom necessary to charge the RTC battery because it charges while the computer is on. If the RTC battery is low, the real-time clock and calendar may display the incorrect time and date or stop working.

  • Page 98

    Mobile Computing Monitoring main battery power HINT: Be careful not to confuse the battery light ( ON/OFF light ( When the ON/OFF light or power button light flashes amber, it indicates that the system is suspended (using the Windows operating system Standby command). Power button AC power light...

  • Page 99: Determining Remaining Battery Power, What To Do When The Main Battery Runs Low

    Click Start, Control Panel, Performance and Maintenance, and then TOSHIBA Power Saver. Click the TOSHIBA Power Saver icon. The Power Saver Properties window appears. The remaining battery charge is indicated on the left side of the dialog box.

  • Page 100: Setting Battery Alarms, Conserving Battery Power

    By using them, you can increase the length of time you can use the computer before you need to recharge the battery. Toshiba has combined these options into preset Power Profiles. Using one of these profiles lets you choose between maximum power savings and peak system performance.

  • Page 101: Power Profiles

    To do this: Click Start, Control Panel, Performance and Maintenance, and then TOSHIBA Power Saver. The TOSHIBA Power Saver Properties window appears. (Sample Image) TOSHIBA Power Saver Properties window Select your own custom profile. By changing the options that appear in the Power Saver Properties dialog box and clicking OK, you can reconfigure that function.

  • Page 102: Using A Hot Key To Set The Power Profile, Changing The Main Battery

    Mobile Computing Changing the main battery Using a hot key to set the Power Profile You may use a hot key to set the Power Profile. To set the Power Profile: Press pop-up window. (Sample Image) Power Profile pop-up window While continuing to press desired Power Profile.

  • Page 103: Removing The Battery From The Computer

    TECHNICAL NOTE: To avoid losing any data, save your files and then either completely shut down your computer or put it into Hibernation mode before changing the main battery. Removing the battery from the computer To remove the battery: Save your work. Turn off the computer or place it in Hibernation mode according to the instructions in Hibernation mode”...

  • Page 104: Inserting A Charged Battery

    Mobile Computing Changing the main battery Slide the battery release latch to release the battery. Pull the discharged battery out of the computer. (Sample Illustration) Removing the battery If the battery is leaking or its case is cracked, put on protective gloves to handle it, and discard it immediately.

  • Page 105

    If the battery does not slide into the slot easily, move the battery release lock to the unlocked position and try again. Do not force the battery into position. (Sample Illustration) Inserting the battery Slide the battery release lock to the locked position. (Sample Illustration) Locking the battery release lock Turn the computer right side up.

  • Page 106: Taking Care Of Your Battery, Safety Precautions

    If a battery is leaking or damaged, replace it immediately. Use protective gloves when handling a damaged battery. To replace the main battery, use an identical battery that you can purchase through the Toshiba Web site at accessories.toshiba.com. A reverse polarity condition should be avoided with all batteries.

  • Page 107: Maintaining Your Battery

    Maintaining your battery Fully discharging your battery pack will allow better accuracy of the battery meter. To fully discharge your battery pack: Periodically, disconnect the computer from a power source and operate it on battery power until the battery pack fully discharges.

  • Page 108: Disposing Of Used Batteries

    If you cannot find the information you need elsewhere, call Toshiba at: (800) 457-7777. In addition, Toshiba’s recycling initiatives include recycling programs, events and consumer promotions. For details, please visit...

  • Page 109: Traveling Tips

    Never leave your computer on a sunny ledge or in a place where it could get wet or covered in dust. Always travel with the computer in a carrying case. Toshiba offers a choice of carrying cases for the computer. They all provide plenty of extra space for manuals, power cords, and compact discs.

  • Page 110: Exploring The Desktop, Chapter 4: Exploring Your Computer's Features

    Chapter 4 Exploring Your Computer’s Features In this chapter, you will explore some of the special features of your computer. Exploring the desktop The desktop is the launching pad for everything you can do in the ® Windows operating system. You can use its features to start programs, find documents, set up system components, and perform most other computing tasks.

  • Page 111: Finding Your Way Around The Desktop

    Exploring Your Computer’s Features Exploring the desktop Finding your way around the desktop Your computer’s desktop includes several standard features: icons, Start button, Taskbar, System tray, and background pattern. Icons Start button Taskbar System tray ® (Sample Image) Windows operating system desktop Icons An icon represents a folder, file, or program that can be quickly activated by double-clicking the icon.

  • Page 112

    Exploring Your Computer’s Features Exploring the desktop TECHNICAL NOTE: If you delete a large number of files or very large files from the internal storage drive, there may be insufficient space available in the Recycle Bin to hold these files. In this case, Windows delete the file(s) or cancel the deletion.

  • Page 113: Setting Up For Communications

    System tray The System tray displays icons of tasks or programs that run continuously in the background. To learn more about each task, position the cursor over the icon for a few moments and a short description of the task appears. Typical tasks in the System tray are Current time, Power usage mode, Mouse properties, and speaker volume.

  • Page 114: Connecting Your Computer To A Network, Exploring Audio Features, Recording Sounds

    Exploring Your Computer’s Features Exploring audio features For help with common Wi-Fi networking problems” on page 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, connect an Ethernet cable to the Network port (RJ45) on your computer.

  • Page 115: Using External Speakers Or Headphones

    Click the Record button. Speak normally into the microphone. NOTE For better sound quality, you may need to speak closer to the internal microphone. When you have finished recording, click the Stop button. The Sound Recorder window displays the new sound file as a waveform.

  • Page 116: Using The Web Camera

    The Web Camera software, by default, should already be running. The Web Camera indicator light glows when the Web Camera is active. For more information on the software, click Start, All Programs, Toshiba, Utilities, and then Web Camera Application Help. Using the Memory card reader The Memory card reader supports the use of Secure Digital™...

  • Page 117: Using The Memory Card Reader, Inserting Memory Media

    Inserting memory media The following instructions apply to all types of supported media devices. Turn the media so that the contacts (metal areas) are face down. Push the media into the adapter until it locks in place. (Sample Illustration) Inserting memory media When inserting memory media, do not touch the metal contacts.

  • Page 118: Removing Memory Media

    Exploring Your Computer’s Features Using the Memory card reader Grasp the card and pull it straight out. (Sample Illustration) Removing memory media Do not remove memory media while data is being written or read. Even when the Windows to the media might still be in progress and your data could be destroyed.

  • Page 119: Chapter 5: Utilities

    TOSHIBA Assist TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator TOSHIBA Application Installer Supervisor password User password TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool Utility TOSHIBA HDD Protection Utility Fn-esse® TOSHIBA SD™ Memory Card Format Utility TOSHIBA Power Saver...

  • Page 120: Toshiba Assist

    TOSHIBA Accessibility TOSHIBA Service Station TOSHIBA Assist The TOSHIBA Assist provides quick access to computer functions and allows you to customize a range of computer settings. To access TOSHIBA Assist, do one of the following: Click Start, All Programs, Toshiba, Utilities, and then TOSHIBA Assist.

  • Page 121: Connect

    The TOSHIBA Assist offers four categories of options: Connect Secure Protect & Fix Optimize Connect The features available in this category are: ConfigFree Start Bluetooth Bluetooth (Sample Image) TOSHIBA Assist window – Connect tab ® Connectivity Doctor ® ® Settings...

  • Page 122: Secure

    Utilities TOSHIBA Assist Secure The features available in this category are: Supervisor password User password (Sample Image) TOSHIBA Assist window – Secure tab...

  • Page 123: Protect & Fix

    Protect & Fix The features available in this category are: TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool Utility TOSHIBA HDD Protection Utility (Sample Image) TOSHIBA Assist window – Protect & Fix tab Utilities TOSHIBA Assist...

  • Page 124: Optimize

    The features available in this category are: Hotkey assignment using TOSHIBA SD™ Memory Card Format Utility TOSHIBA Power Saver Mouse Utility TOSHIBA Accessibility TOSHIBA Zooming Utility TOSHIBA Hardware Setup USB Sleep and Charge Utility (Sample Image) TOSHIBA Assist window – Optimize tab Fn-esse® (Hardware Settings)

  • Page 125: Toshiba Recovery Media Creator, Toshiba Application Installer

    TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator The TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator utility enables you to create recovery DVDs/media that can be used to return your system to its out-of-box state, if necessary. For detailed information on using the utility to create recovery DVDs/media, see recovery DVDs/media”...

  • Page 126: Setting Passwords, Using An Instant Password

    When you set a password, you must enter the password before you can work on your computer again. TOSHIBA supports several types of passwords on your computer: An instant password—Secures your open programs and files when leaving the computer temporarily.

  • Page 127: Using A Supervisor Password

    TOSHIBA is not responsible for any losses that may occur to you, your organization or others as a result of the inability to access your computer.

  • Page 128

    Click OK. Restart the system to complete the process. Deleting a supervisor password To delete a supervisor password: Click Start, All Programs, TOSHIBA, Utilities, and then TOSHIBA Assist. The TOSHIBA Assist window appears. On the left side, click the Secure tab.

  • Page 129: Using A User Password, Deleting A User Password

    TOSHIBA is not responsible for any losses that may occur to you, your organization or others as a result of the inability to access your computer.

  • Page 130: Toshiba Pc Diagnostic Tool Utility

    Refer to the online Help documentation within the application for additional help. NOTE The TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool utility may show tests for features you do not have. This is normal and does not indicate a problem. To use the TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool utility:...

  • Page 131: Toshiba Hdd Protection Utility

    TOSHIBA HDD Protection Utility The TOSHIBA HDD Protection Utility controls your computer’s hard disk drive (HDD) protection feature, which parks the HDD whenever motion is detected on the computer. Using this utility, you can enable or disable hard disk drive (HDD) protection, and set the motion detector’s sensitivity level for AC power and battery...

  • Page 132: Fn-esse, Starting Fn-esse

    Utilities Fn-esse® ® Fn-esse Desktop shortcuts and TOSHIBA’s Fn-esse program provide quick ways to open programs, documents, and folders from within any ® Windows -based program without using the Start menu. For more information on creating desktop shortcuts, refer to the operating system documentation that came with your computer.

  • Page 133: Toshiba Sd™ Memory Card Format Utility

    This utility is used to format SD™ cards used with the Memory card reader. To format an SD memory card using this utility: Click Start, All Programs, Toshiba, Utilities, and then SD Memory Card Format, or click the SD Memory Card icon in the Optimize tab of The TOSHIBA SD Memory Card Format screen appears.

  • Page 134: Toshiba Power Saver

    The TOSHIBA Power Saver Properties window appears. (Sample Image) TOSHIBA Power Saver Properties window The Profile panel on the left of the TOSHIBA Power Saver Properties window shows the power profiles used to control power usage for both AC power and battery power, as well as the estimated battery life for each power profile mode.

  • Page 135: Preset Power Profiles, Quickly Creating A New Power Profile, Customizing A Power Profile

    Type the name for your new profile, and then click OK. Customizing a power profile Select the profile to be customized in the Profile panel. Make the desired changes to the settings on the Basic Setup tab and the Setup Action tab. Click Apply, then OK. Utilities TOSHIBA Power Saver...

  • Page 136: Mouse Utility

    The Mouse Properties screen appears. The settings you can change are divided into these categories: Buttons Pointers Pointer Options Hardware You may see additional categories depending on your particular pointing device. Adjust the settings as desired, then click OK. TOSHIBA Assist.

  • Page 137: Toshiba Hardware Setup

    Windows system. To access it: Click Start, All Programs, TOSHIBA, Utilities, and then HWSetup, or click the TOSHIBA Hardware Settings icon in the Optimize tab of The TOSHIBA HWSetup screen appears. (Sample Image) TOSHIBA HWSetup screen – General tab options The TOSHIBA HWSetup screen may have the following tabs: Boot Priority—Allows you to change the sequence in which...

  • Page 138

    Utilities TOSHIBA Hardware Setup Select the boot device by pressing the arrow keys, then pressing the NOTE Since the system is a quick-booting system, you must press the keys immediately after pressing the power button. Display—Allows you to change various default settings for the...

  • Page 139: Usb Sleep And Charge Utility, Starting The Usb Sleep And Charge Utility

    “USB Sleep and Charge function.” It also displays the remaining battery capacity. Starting the USB Sleep and Charge Utility To start this utility, click Start, All Programs, TOSHIBA, Utilities, and then USB Sleep and Charge. USB Sleep and Charge...

  • Page 140

    Utilities USB Sleep and Charge Utility NOTE When “USB Sleep and Charge function” is set to Enabled, USB bus power (DC 5V) will be supplied to the compatible port even when the power of the computer is turned OFF. USB bus power (DC 5V) is similarly supplied to the external devices which are connected to the compatible ports.

  • Page 141: Enabling/disabling Usb Sleep And Charge, Power Supply Mode Settings

    Enabling/Disabling USB Sleep and Charge This utility can be used to enable or disable the USB Sleep and Charge function. To enable this function, select the Enable USB Sleep and Charge check box in the utility. To disable this function, de-select the check box.

  • Page 142: Toshiba Zooming Utility

    Acrobat Icons on the desktop To access the TOSHIBA Zooming Utility: Click Start, All Programs, Toshiba, Utilities, and then TOSHIBA Zooming Utility, or click the TOSHIBA Zooming Utility icon in the Optimize tab of The TOSHIBA Zooming Utility Properties screen appears.

  • Page 143: Toshiba Accessibility

    TOSHIBA Accessibility The TOSHIBA Accessibility utility allows you to use the create a hot key combination with one of the function keys without pressing the two keys simultaneously as is usually required. Using Accessibility lets you make the press it once, release it, and then press a function key to activate the hot key function.

  • Page 144: Toshiba Service Station

    Utilities TOSHIBA Service Station TOSHIBA Service Station The TOSHIBA Service Station helps you keep your new computer running at its best by notifying you when updated software, firmware, documentation or other information is available for your computer. The TOSHIBA Service Station will alert you when updates are available, and you can then choose to install the updates if you wish.

  • Page 145: Problems That Are Easy To Fix, Chapter 6: If Something Goes Wrong

    This chapter aims to help you solve many problems by yourself. It covers the problems you are most likely to encounter. If all else fails, contact Toshiba. You will find information on Toshiba’s support services at the end of this chapter.

  • Page 146

    If Something Goes Wrong Problems that are easy to fix Select the program you want to close, then click End Task. Closing the failed program should allow you to continue working. If it does not, continue with the next step. Close the remaining programs one by one by selecting the program name, then End Task.

  • Page 147: Problems When You Turn On The Computer

    Problems when you turn on the computer These problems may occur when you turn on the power. The computer will not start. Make sure you attached the AC adaptor and power cord/cable properly or installed a charged battery. Press and hold the power button for at least 10 seconds. If you are using the AC adaptor, check that the wall outlet is working by plugging in another device, such as a lamp.

  • Page 148

    Try turning the computer on again. If the computer starts normally, the AC adaptor may be defective and will need to be replaced (see the Toshiba Web site at accessories.toshiba.com). If the AC power light starts flashing, remove the battery, and continue with the steps below.

  • Page 149: The Windows ® Operating System Is Not Working

    The output specifications of the AC adaptor must match the input specifications of the computer. If the specifications do not match, locate and use the AC adaptor that shipped with your computer. If the specifications do match, contact Toshiba. See page 170. ®...

  • Page 150: Using Startup Options To Fix Problems

    If Something Goes Wrong The Windows The operating system responds differently from the normal routine. The screen does not look right. Unless a hardware device has failed, problems usually occur when you change the system in some way such as installing a new program or adding a device.

  • Page 151: Internet Problems

    Click one of the options listed in the window and then follow the on-screen instructions. You can connect to Support Online by clicking Support from the menu or by going to Toshiba support at pcsupport.toshiba.com. If Something Goes Wrong ®...

  • Page 152: Fixing A Problem With Device Manager, Checking Device Properties

    If Something Goes Wrong Fixing a problem with Device Manager Fixing a problem with Device Manager Device Manager provides a way to check and change the configuration of a device. Changing the default settings using Device Manager can cause other conflicts that make one or more devices unusable.

  • Page 153: Memory Problems

    To view the properties, double-click the device. The operating system displays the Device Properties dialog box, which provides an array of tabs. They may include: The General tab, which provides basic information about the device. The Resource tab, which lists resources assigned to the monitor, optional external optical drive, and other power-using functions.

  • Page 154: Power And The Batteries

    If Something Goes Wrong Power and the batteries TECHNICAL NOTE: You must have at least one memory module installed for the computer to work. Power and the batteries Your computer receives its power through the AC adaptor and power cord/cable or from the system batteries (battery, optional secondary battery, and real-time clock (RTC) battery).

  • Page 155: Keyboard Problems

    After a period of time, the battery will lose its ability to perform at maximum capacity and will need to be replaced. This is normal for all batteries. To purchase a new battery pack, see your accessories information included with your computer, or visit the Toshiba Web site at accessories.toshiba.com.

  • Page 156: Display Problems

    If Something Goes Wrong Display problems Display problems Here are some typical display problems and their solutions: The screen is blank. Display Auto Off may have gone into effect. Press any key to activate the screen. You may have activated the instant password feature by pressing simultaneously.

  • Page 157: Disk Or Storage Drive Problems

    A message displays saying that there is a problem with your display settings and that the adapter type is incorrect or the current settings do not work with your hardware. Reduce the size of the color palette to one that is supported by the computer’s internal display.

  • Page 158: Error-checking

    If Something Goes Wrong Disk or storage drive problems Error-checking Run Error-checking, which analyzes the directories and files on the storage drive and repairs any damage it finds. To run Error-checking: Click Start, then click My Computer. Right-click the drive you want to check. On the pop-up menu, click Properties.

  • Page 159: Sound System Problems

    A diskette will not go into the optional external diskette drive. You may already have a diskette in the drive. Make sure the drive is empty. You may be inserting the diskette incorrectly. Hold the diskette with the hub side facing down, and insert it so that the metal head window cover goes into the drive first.

  • Page 160: Printer Problems, Wireless Networking Problems

    If Something Goes Wrong Printer problems Printer problems This section lists some of the most common printer problems. The printer will not print. Check that the printer is connected to a working power outlet, turned on and ready (on line). Check that the printer has plenty of paper.

  • Page 161

    Verify that your computer can detect access points or routers. If it can detect a Wi-Fi configuration issue. Verify that signal strength is good using the utility provided with the Wi-Fi If another computer is on the same network, verify that it has network access, and can connect to the Internet.

  • Page 162: Develop Good Computing Habits

    If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits If you have enabled any security provisions (closed system, MAC address filtering, Wired Equivalent Privacy [WEP], etc.), check the access point vendor's Web site for recent firmware upgrades. Problems with WEP keys, in particular, are frequently addressed in new firmware releases.

  • Page 163

    Read the user’s guides. It is very difficult to provide a fail-safe set of steps you can follow every time you experience a problem with the computer. Your ability to solve problems will improve as you learn about how the computer and its software work together.

  • Page 164

    If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits In the Restore point description field, enter a name that is descriptive enough to be easily understood in the future, such as “Before installing Brand X Accounting app.” Then click Create. The Windows automatically stamps it with the current date and time.

  • Page 165

    required. Most of the external optical drives that are now widely available can write to (or ‘burn’) as well as read from optical discs. Follow these steps to back up files in the My Documents folder to one or more optical discs: NOTE You cannot back up the computer while running on battery power.

  • Page 166

    If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits When you have finished copying files to the CD window, click File, Write these files to CD. A CD Writing Wizard will appear, prompting for a name for the CD. You may accept the default name, or enter a new (more descriptive) name.

  • Page 167

    General tips for installing hardware and software Here are a few tips to help ensure safe and easy installation of new hardware (printers, pointing devices, external hard drives, DVD writers, scanners, etc.) and software (applications like Microsoft ® Office and Adobe Photoshop toolbars for your web browser).

  • Page 168

    USB Sleep and Charge function. Ports that support this feature are identified with the ( ) icon. USB Sleep and Charge may be disabled. Open the TOSHIBA Sleep and Charge Utility to check if the feature is disabled and to enable it if necessary.

  • Page 169: If You Need Further Assistance, Before You Contact Toshiba

    Since some problems may be related to the operating system or the program you are using, it is important to investigate other sources of assistance first. Try the following before you contact Toshiba: Review the troubleshooting information in your operating system documentation.

  • Page 170: Contacting Toshiba, Other Toshiba Internet Web Sites

    Toshiba’s Technical Support Web site For technical support, or to stay current on the most recent software and hardware options for your computer, and for other product information, be sure to regularly check the Toshiba Web site at pcsupport.toshiba.com Toshiba voice contact Before calling Toshiba, make sure you have: Your computer’s serial number...

  • Page 171: Toshiba's Worldwide Offices

    Germany Japan Toshiba Corporation, PCO-IO 1-1, Shibaura 1-Chome Minato-Ku, Tokyo, 105-8001 Japan Mexico Toshiba de México S.A. de C.V. Sierra Candela No.111, 6to. Piso Col. Lomas de Chapultepec. CP 11000 Mexico, DF. United Kingdom Toshiba Information Systems (U.K) Ltd. Toshiba Court...

  • Page 172

    Toshiba’s worldwide offices United States Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. 9740 Irvine Boulevard Irvine, California 92618 United States For more information on additional Toshiba worldwide locations, please visit: www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm. The Rest of Europe Toshiba Europe (I.E.) GmbH Hammfelddamm 8 D-4-1460 Neuss Germany...

  • Page 173: Appendix A: Hot Keys

    Appendix A Hot Keys Hot keys are keys that, when pressed in combination with the key, turn system functions on and off. Hot keys have a legend on the key indicating the option or feature the key controls. This hot key enables/disables volume mute on your Fn + computer.

  • Page 174

    (Sample Image) Power profiles The properties of each power profile are set in the TOSHIBA Power Saver utility. For more information, see “TOSHIBA Power Saver” on page This hot key places the computer into Standby mode.

  • Page 175

    Hot Keys Fn + This hot key places the computer into Hibernation mode. If Hibernation mode is enabled (the default) a message box displays by default to confirm the computer is entering Hibernation mode. You can choose not to display this message box.

  • Page 176

    Hot Keys Fn + This hot key cycles through the power-on display options. The display modes are: (Sample Image) Display options window To use a simultaneous mode, you must set the resolution of the internal display panel to match the resolution of the external display device.

  • Page 177

    Fn + This hot key enables/disables the optional wireless devices installed in your computer. A window showing the optional wireless devices will display. (Sample Image) Optional wireless devices window Select ( displays in the System tray. Double-click the Bluetooth icon to activate the Bluetooth (Sample Image) Bluetooth Use the Bluetooth Bluetooth...

  • Page 178

    Hot Keys Fn + This hot key enables/disables the TouchPad™. For more information on using the TouchPad, see the TouchPad™” on page This hot key turns the cursor control overlay on and off. Fn + This hot key turns the numeric overlay on and off. Fn + Fn + This hot key turns the scroll lock feature on and off.

  • Page 179: Appendix B: Power Cord/cable Connectors

    Appendix B Power Cord/Cable Connectors Your computer ships with the correct power supply for the country of purchase. This appendix shows the shapes of the typical AC power cord/cable connectors for various parts of the world. UL approved United Kingdom BS approved Australia AS approved...

  • Page 180

    Appendix C Using ConfigFree Toshiba Computer NOTE All references to Bluetooth Bluetooth ® ConfigFree communication devices and network connections. ConfigFree also lets you identify communication problems and create profiles for easily switching between locations and communication networks. NOTE For more information on using ConfigFree, see the ConfigFree online Help.

  • Page 181: Getting Started, Starting Configfree

    Help file included in the application. ® Starting ConfigFree To start ConfigFree connection. Then do one of the following: Click Start, All Programs, TOSHIBA, Networking, and then ConfigFree. Double-click the ConfigFree icon NOTE To enable or disable wireless communication, use the Hot Key...

  • Page 182

    Using ConfigFree® with your Toshiba Computer Getting Started When you start a search for wireless devices, ConfigFree Launcher displays on your computer desktop. You can then click the appropriate icon on the Launcher to start the desired ConfigFree utilities. (Sample Image) ConfigFree Launcher ConfigFree Launcher can be set to hide from view when it is not in use.

  • Page 183: Configfree ® Utilities, Connectivity Doctor

    Using ConfigFree® with your Toshiba Computer (Sample Image) ConfigFree Launcher coming back into view ® ConfigFree Utilities Connectivity Doctor The Connectivity Doctor lets you analyze your network connections and fix network connection problems. Using Connectivity Doctor, you can view detailed network information by simply moving the mouse pointer.

  • Page 184

    Using ConfigFree® with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree NOTE To enable or disable wireless communication, use the Hot Key Fn+F8 Status of wireless communication switch (Sample Image) Connectivity Doctor screen Moving the mouse pointer over a wired or wireless network device icon displays information about the device, such as its IP address, subnet mask, and MAC address.

  • Page 185: Search For Wireless Devices

    Using ConfigFree® with your Toshiba Computer A triangle containing an exclamation point also appears on the Connectivity Doctor screen, and an orange frame describes the relevant location. You can also view the possible cause and solution for the problem by clicking the exclamation point. If multiple triangles display, you can toggle between each of their cause and solution information screens by clicking its exclamation point.

  • Page 186

    Using ConfigFree® with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree NOTE Search for Wireless Devices can also be started from the ConfigFree Launcher. ® For Wi-Fi networks, the intensity of a signal is displayed in five levels or “bands.” The signal from the connected access point is displayed in the bands surrounding the computer icon at the center of the map.

  • Page 187

    Using ConfigFree® with your Toshiba Computer Creating a new wireless connection NOTE This feature is only supported on systems running Windows SP3 or later. NOTE To enable or disable wireless communication, use the Hot Key . For more information see...

  • Page 188

    Using ConfigFree® with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree (Sample Image) Wireless settings screen Enter the SSID/WEP information and connect to the device. NOTE After the Access Point is set up and added to the connection list, the system displays the Connection screen rather than the Wireless settings screen.

  • Page 189

    Using ConfigFree® with your Toshiba Computer You can connect to devices shown on the Bluetooth Drag and drop the device you want to connect to the computer icon at the center of the map. Configured devices are automatically connected. Devices not yet configured launch the Add New Connection Wizard, where you can configure and connect to the device.

  • Page 190: Profile Settings

    Using ConfigFree® with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Or, you can right-click the file and select Send to Bluetooth Devices. (Sample Image) Selecting Send to Bluetooth Choose a file recipient. Click Send. NOTE During a file transfer, connecting and disconnecting to the selected device will occur automatically.

  • Page 191

    Using ConfigFree® with your Toshiba Computer A profile contains the currently configured network settings on the computer, as well as information about any network devices. The following settings can be saved (or “captured”) in a profile: Internet settings—includes LAN settings (proxy server...

  • Page 192

    Using ConfigFree® with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Under Execute this program after switching, click the Browse button and select the program, file, or Web site URL that is to start after switching to this profile. For example, to have Internet Explorer operating system after switching profiles, type: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE...

  • Page 193: Configfree ® Summit

    Using ConfigFree® with your Toshiba Computer After you set up one or more profiles, you can check their settings and fine-tune them as necessary. Profiles can also be imported and exported. This feature is useful when transferring profile settings to other computers.

  • Page 194

    Using ConfigFree® with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree When a user joins the SUMMIT, their icon appears on the SUMMIT table. (Sample Image) Users attending SUMMIT meeting (user icons appear on SUMMIT table) Files can be shared with one user or all users attending the meeting.

  • Page 195

    Using ConfigFree® with your Toshiba Computer NOTE If you are the Host of the summit, and drag a file to the center of the SUMMIT table, it will automatically be sent to all SUMMIT users who can then accept or decline the file as desired.

  • Page 196: Quick Connect

    SUMMIT Toshiba Wireless Projector The Quick Connect feature switches the Wireless LAN connection to connect to a Toshiba Wireless Projector. Once the projector utility is installed, launching the Quick Connect utility automatically opens the Wireless Data Projector Application. There you can configure how you would like to use the projector.

  • Page 197

    NOTE Because the wireless LAN’s default connection setting is for Ad Hoc mode, the Toshiba Wireless Projector will not connect if the projector is set to Infrastructure mode. If this occurs, you can change the wireless LAN’s connection setting to Infrastructure mode to match the settings on the projector.

  • Page 198

    If you close ConfigFree. Direct Link Toshiba Device When Access Point is not available, use the Direct Link Toshiba Device feature to connect your computer in Ad Hoc (peer-to-peer) mode and use the Summit feature.

  • Page 199: Using The Automatic Switch, Semi-automatic Switch Feature

    Using ConfigFree® with your Toshiba Computer Using the Automatic Switch The Automatic Switch feature allows the computer to automatically switch profiles the next time it is powered on. This feature is particularly useful if you want your computer to automatically switch from the network configuration you use in your office to the one you use at home.

  • Page 200

    Using ConfigFree® with your Toshiba Computer Semi-Automatic Switch Feature Repeat the previous step for each additional profile you want to select. Select Automatically switch profiles when connected to this SSID. Check Automatically switch profile when connected to this SSID. Click OK.

  • Page 201: Glossary

    Glossary TECHNICAL NOTE: Some features defined in this glossary may not be available on your computer. Acronyms The following acronyms may appear in this user’s guide. BIOS CD-ROM CD-RW CMOS COM1 COM2 DIMM alternating current basic input/output system bits per second compact disc compact disc read-only memory compact disc rewrite memory...

  • Page 202

    Glossary DSTN DVD-ROM digital versatile (or video) disc read-only memory EPROM eSATA HDMI HDMI-CEC HTML IEEE LPT1 MIDI PCMCIA disk operating system dots per inch dual supertwist nematic digital versatile (or video) disc enhanced capabilities port erasable programmable read-only memory external Serial Advanced Technology Attachment file allocation table Federal Communications Commission...

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    SCSI SDRAM SRAM SVGA Terms The following terms may appear in this user’s guide. active-matrix display — A liquid crystal display (LCD) made from an array of liquid crystal cells using active-matrix technology. Also known as a “TFT display,” in its simplest form there is one thin film transistor (TFT) for each cell.

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    Glossary alternating current (AC) — The type of power usually supplied to residential and commercial wall outlets. AC reverses its direction at regular intervals. Compare direct current (DC). application — A computer program that you use to perform tasks of a specific type.

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    cache — A section of very fast memory in which frequently used information is duplicated for quick access. Accessing data from cache is faster than accessing it from the computer’s main memory. See also CPU cache, L1 cache, L2 cache. CD —...

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    Glossary CPU cache — A section of very fast memory residing between the CPU and the computer’s main memory that temporarily stores data and instructions the CPU will need to execute commands and programs. See also cache, L1 cache, L2 cache. cursor —...

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    diskette — A thin, flexible disk in a protective jacket that stores magnetically encoded data. Diskettes can be removed from the computer and come in two sizes: 5.25-inch and 3.5-inch. Your computer uses 3.5-inch diskettes. See also double-density diskette, high-density diskette. document —...

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    Glossary expansion device — A device that connects to a computer to expand its capabilities. Other names for an expansion device are port expander, port replicator, docking station, or network adapter. extension — See file extension. external device — See device. file —...

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    HDMI cables. See also HDMI. Hibernation — A feature of many Toshiba computers that saves to the internal storage drive the current state of your work, including all open files and programs, when you turn the computer off. When you turn on the computer again, your work is returned to the same state it was when the computer was turned off.

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    Glossary Internet — The decentralized, world-wide network of computers that provides electronic mail, the World Wide Web, and other services. See also World Wide Web. keyboard shortcut — A key or combination of keys that you use to perform a task instead of using a pointing device such as a mouse. L1 (level one) cache —...

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    memory — Typically refers to the computer’s main memory, where programs are run and data is temporarily stored and processed. Memory can be volatile and hold data temporarily, such as RAM, or it can be nonvolatile and hold data permanently, such as ROM. A computer’s main memory is RAM.

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    Glossary operating system — A set of programs that controls how the computer works. Examples of operating systems are the Windows Windows Vista optical drive — A drive which reads plastic coated discs on which information is recorded digitally, and uses a laser to read data, music, or videos.

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    processor — See central processing unit (CPU). program — A set of instructions that can be executed by a computer. The general classes of programs (also called software) are operating system, application, and utility. See also operating system, application, utility. properties —...

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    Glossary ROM (read-only memory) — Non-volatile memory that can be read but not written to. Non-volatile here means that information in ROM remains whether or not the computer is receiving power. This type of memory is used to store your computer’s BIOS, which is essential instructions the computer reads when you start it up.

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    TFT display — See active-matrix display. universal serial bus (USB) — USB is a serial bus that supports a data transfer rate of up to 480 Mbps (480 million bits per second). USB can connect up to 127 peripheral devices through a single all- purpose USB port.

  • Page 216: Index

    37 not charging 154 power profile hot key 102 real-time clock (RTC) 94 remaining power 99 removing 103 safety precautions 106 BIOS Setup see TOSHIBA Hardware Setup button power 39 start 112 Call2Recycle™ battery 108 changing main battery 102...

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    cleaning 80 moving 80 non-system disk or disk error message 148 not accessing disk drives 147 running on battery power 93 setting up 34 warning resume failure message computer lock 81 computing tips 82 ConfigFree® Automatic Switch 199 Connectivity Doctor 183 profile settings 190 starting 181 SUMMIT 193...

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    Index restoring 92 saving 89 Fn keys 84 Fn-esse starting 132 Fn-esse program 132 assigning a key 132 function keys 84 headphones using 115 Help and Support Windows® operating system 151 Hibernation mode 73 configuring 77 starting again from 78 hot key power profile 102 icon 111 desktop 111...

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    159 cannot read a diskette 159 changing display properties 157 checking device properties 152 computer will not power up 147 contacting Toshiba 169 corrupted/damaged data files 158 Device Manager 152 disabling a device 152 disk drive is slow 158...

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    150 supervisor password, deleting 128 supervisor password, set up 127 System tray 113 Taskbar 112 television adjusting display 70 Toshiba registering computer 41 worldwide offices 171 TOSHIBA Accessibility 143 Toshiba accessories memory 41 TOSHIBA Application Installer 125 TOSHIBA Assist 120...

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    TOSHIBA Hardware Setup 137 TOSHIBA HDD Protection Utility Toshiba online resources 92 TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool Utility TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator TOSHIBA SD™ Memory Card Format Utility 133 TOSHIBA Service Station 144 TOSHIBA Zooming Utility 142 TouchPad™ adjusting settings 68...

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