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Summary of Contents

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    MAN SYS US SL51 USR GDE R1 In our effort to use nature’s resources efficiently and wisely, Gateway 2000 prints all manuals on recycled papers that meet the minimum requirements established by the Federal EPA in its guidelines for recycled paper products.

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    édicté par Industrie Canada Attention! Couper le courant avant l’entretien. Using Your Solo 5100 Multimedia Notebook Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

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    This Information Technology Equipment has been tested and found to comply with the following European directives: [i]EMC Directive 89/336/EEC amending directive 92/31/EEC & 93/68/EEC as per -EN 50081-1:1992 according to EN 55022:1995 Class B EN 61000-3-2:1995 or EN 60555-2:1986 EN 61000-3-3: 1995 -EN50082-1:1992 according to EN 61000-4-2:1995 or IEC 801-2:1984 ENV 50140:1994 or IEC 801-3:1984...

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  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents Regulatory Compliance Statements ... ii Chapter 1: Checking Out Your System ...7 Checking Out Your System ... 8 Chapter 2: Getting Started ...11 Getting Started... 12 Connecting AC power... 12 Powering up your notebook... 13 LCD Display... 15 Keyboard ... 16 EZ Pad Plus Pointing Device...

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Using Your Solo 5100 Multimedia Notebook Managing Power Consumption... 56 Batteries... 56 Power menu ... 57 Docking Solutions... 62 Gateway Solo mini-docking station... 62 Gateway Solo docking station... 63 Contacting Gateway... 66 Calling Gateway ... 66 Calling Gateway when outside the U.S..66...

  • Page 7: Chapter 1: Checking Out Your System

    Chapter 1: Checking Out Your System Contents Checking Out Your System ... 8...

  • Page 8: Checking Out Your System

    Checking Out Your System Take a quick tour of your notebook to familiarize yourself with the options available. Ports PC Card slots Using Your Solo 5100 Multimedia Notebook Audio Ports Keyboard and LCD panel Hard disk drive access Scroll lock...

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    Power Parallel Docking connector port station port Back ports panel Right side ports PC Card PC Card slots eject ports buttons Left side ports and PC Card slots Serial Composite port port video out PS/2 port Fast IR port Kensington Speaker out/ lock Headphone jack...

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    Using Your Solo 5100 Multimedia Notebook Battery release latch Battery Modular option bay release latch Bottom release latches and memory bay Memory Hard drive...

  • Page 11: Chapter 2: Getting Started

    Chapter 2: Getting Started Contents Getting Started... 12 Connecting AC power... 12 Powering up your notebook... 13 LCD Display... 15 Keyboard... 16 EZ Pad Plus Pointing Device... 22 Windows 95... 23...

  • Page 12: Getting Started, Connecting Ac Power

    Replace the power cord if it becomes damaged. The 1. Connect the power cord to the AC adapter “block”. replacement cord must be of the same type and voltage rating as the original cord. Using Your Solo 5100 Multimedia Notebook To connect the AC adapter...

  • Page 13: Powering Up Your Notebook

    AC adapter. The AC adapter has no user-replaceable or user-serviceable parts inside. The AC adapter controls dangerous voltages that can cause serious personal injury or death. Contact Gateway about returning defective AC adapters. Power button Chapter 2: Getting Started...

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    System Status Indicators (LEDs) The notebook status and various system modes are indicated by the system indicators. Following is a description of the indicators and what each means. Using Your Solo 5100 Multimedia Notebook Hard disk drive access Scroll lock...

  • Page 15: Lcd Display

    LCD Display Your notebook features a built-in, backlit, color Liquid Crystal Display (LCD). Each XGA display provides sharp, crisp resolution with an anti-glare screen. Tilt your notebook's cover forward or backward to adjust the viewing angle. Press the <Fn> key together with the <Up Arrow> or <Down Arrow> keys to control display brightness.

  • Page 16: Keyboard

    Windows 95 and Status Display menus. For normal key functions: Using Your Solo 5100 Multimedia Notebook Function keys Press the key alone to get standard lower case letters, numerals and punctuation marks.

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    Special keys The following keys help you accomplish shortcuts when working with some software: Description Will print the screen if an external printer is con- nected to your notebook (DOS only). In Windows 95 this key combination puts the screen content into the clipboard.

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    Press the <Fn> key together with one of the following keys (with blue letters) to get these specific functions: Key Combination Using Your Solo 5100 Multimedia Notebook Description Displays the power status display for the Popup Status Display program in the upper left corner of the desktop.

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    Key Combination Description In some programs this key combination pauses the display when text is scrolling very quickly. Press any key to restart the text flow. In some programs this key combination breaks the text. Increases LCD brightness when the key combi- nation is pressed repeatedly.

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    Press the <Fn> and <Pad Lock> keys together, together with one of the following keys to activate the numeric keypad: Key Combination Using Your Solo 5100 Multimedia Notebook Description Pressing the 7 key produces a 7 when the Pad Lock function is enabled.

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    Key Combination Description Pressing the J key produces a 1 when the Pad Lock function is enabled. Pressing the K key produces a 2 when the Pad Lock function is enabled. Pressing the L key produces a 3 when the Pad Lock function is enabled.

  • Page 22: Ez Pad Plus Pointing Device

    (e.g. Word, Excel, Internet Explorer) to scroll through a document in addition to the traditional point and click: To scroll: To click: To double-click: Using Your Solo 5100 Multimedia Notebook Rocker Touchpad switch buttons Press forward or backward on the rocker switch to scroll through documents, similar to using traditional scroll bars.

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    To drag and drop: Position the cursor on the item and hold down the left button while sliding your finger to reposition the cursor, then release the button. Position the cursor on the item and tap on the pad twice; after the second tap, hold and slide (without lifting your finger) to reposition the cursor, then lift your finger to release.

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    Welcome to Windows 95 screen. Click on either the Close button, or the X in the upper right corner of the Welcome screen to close it, and start using Windows 95. Using Your Solo 5100 Multimedia Notebook...

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    Start button The Start button is located in the bottom left corner of the Windows 95 desktop and accesses the Start menu. Most programs and applications are launched via the Start menu. To access the menu, click on the Start button or press one of keys, located on either side of the Alt keys next to the spacebar.

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  • Page 27: Chapter 3: Using Your System

    Chapter 3: Using Your System Contents Using Your System ... 28 Battery Pack Bay... 28 Option Bay... 30 Swapping modules ... 31 External Floppy Disk Drive... 32 Removing and replacing the hard drive... 32 Playing an Audio CD ... 35 Built-in audio features...

  • Page 28: Using Your System, Battery Pack Bay

    Dispose of used batteries according to 4. Slide the battery release latch back to release the battery. the manufacturer’s instructions included with the new battery packaging. Using Your Solo 5100 Multimedia Notebook To remove the battery pack into suspend mode.

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    5. Hold the latch back and lift the battery up out of the battery opening. To replace the battery pack 1. Place the battery pack into the battery bay, pushing downward until it “snaps” into place. 2. Turn the notebook right side up and open the cover. 3.

  • Page 30: Option Bay

    Option Bay The Gateway Solo 5100 Multimedia Notebook features a modular option bay located in the front panel of the notebook. This bay accepts the CD-ROM module or the floppy disk drive module. Modular option bay To use CD-ROM and floppy disk drive functions simultaneously, first install the modular CD-ROM drive into your notebook.

  • Page 31: Swapping Modules

    Swapping modules The CD-ROM module can be exchanged for the floppy disk drive module in the modular option bay. Each time you change them out, however, you must reboot your system. To switch between CD-ROM and floppy disk drive modules 1.

  • Page 32: External Floppy Disk Drive, Removing And Replacing The Hard Drive

    You can remove your notebook's hard disk drive (HDD) from your notebook for replacement, or to switch between optional additional hard drives. Using Your Solo 5100 Multimedia Notebook “clicks” into place and is firmly seated. If you don't hear the “click,” try it...

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    To remove and replace the hard disk drive 1. Save all work. 2. Use your operating system’s Shut Down procedure to turn your notebook completely off. 3. Close the LCD lid. 4. Disconnect the AC power (if plugged in to the notebook). 5.

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    8. Place the new hard drive into the hard drive tray; slide it back into position so 9. Seat the latch down into position and secure with the screw. Then turn your Using Your Solo 5100 Multimedia Notebook hard drive forward and lift it out of the hard drive tray.

  • Page 35: Playing An Audio Cd

    Playing an Audio CD Your notebook contains all the key features needed to enjoy your favorite audio CDs. To play an audio CD 1. Make sure the CD-ROM module is installed in the modular option bay. Volume wheel CD-ROM module 2.

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    Experiment with the different settings in the CD Player screen to find the ones that work best for you. Using Your Solo 5100 Multimedia Notebook the display, or click on Start, Programs, Accessories, Multimedia, and CD Player to access the CD Player screen. You can change music...

  • Page 37: Built-in Audio Features

    Built-in audio features Speakers and internal microphone This system contains a built-in microphone and stereo speakers. To control the volume: Use the Volume wheel located on the side of your notebook. Rotating it towards the back increases the volume while rotating it forward decreases the volume.

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    2. Select the tab labeled “MIDI.” The MIDI control panel appears: 3. Click on OK when you are finished selecting a music synthesizer. Using Your Solo 5100 Multimedia Notebook A software wavetable synthesizer, which provides much more realistic MIDI playback quality using digital samples (recordings) of actual instruments. It also includes general MIDI compatibility to ensure proper playback of most MIDI files.

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    To play back a MIDI file 1. Click on Start, Programs, Accessories, Multimedia, and click on the Media Player icon. The Media Player appears on the display. 2. From the File menu, select Open. A list of sample files supplied with Windows 95 appears;...

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    2. Double-click on the instrument MIDI for Internal ESS Software 3. Click on the “Details” tab. Using Your Solo 5100 Multimedia Notebook synthesizer default channel 10 percussion setting creates bizarre effects, such as a snare drum or cymbal part played back on an electric piano, and a bass drum on a flute.

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    4. Click on the Percussion on Channel 16 option, click Apply, then click on OK. 5. Try playing the sequence again. This time, the percussion instruments should play correctly. When you're finished playing this file, be sure to set this control panel option back to “General MIDI Instrument,”...

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    1. Click on Start, Programs, Accessories, Multimedia, then Media 2. Click on File, then Open... 3. Select the file to play back and click the Open button. Using Your Solo 5100 Multimedia Notebook To make an audio recording Recorder to access the Sound Recorder screen.

  • Page 43: Pc Cards

    4. Slide the mouse pointer slowly over the control buttons along the bottom of the screen to display the function of each button. 5. Click on the (Play) button to start the playback. 6. Click on the (Stop) button to end playback. PC Cards Your notebook’s PC Card slots (also known as PCMCIA card slots) are located behind the PC Card doors on the left side of your notebook.

  • Page 44: About Cardbus

    Using Your Solo 5100 Multimedia Notebook the installation steps in the Windows prompts. When the card is installed correctly, your notebook emits a two-toned beep. Operate the device as recommended in the PC Card's manual.

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    While not many 32-bit CardBus cards are on the market yet, you can use them interchangeably with 16-bit cards in your notebook. However, please note that some docking solutions do not support CardBus. CardBus cards function only in your notebook's PC Card slots. Using a Modem Installing and using a modem with your notebook is usually an easy process.

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    3. Plug the jack end of the modem cable into the wall jack. If you are using an 4. The modem is now enabled and ready to use. Using Your Solo 5100 Multimedia Notebook Using the XJACK: Gently push on the end of the jack and release. The jack will pop out.

  • Page 47: Chapter 4: Connecting Ports And Peripherals

    Chapter 4: Connecting Ports and Peripherals Contents Connecting Ports and Peripherals... 48 Audio connectors... 48 Composite Video Out port (NTSC)... 49 USB (Universal Serial Bus) port... 50 Fast IR port ... 51 External computer monitor ... 52 External mouse/keyboard... 52 Printers ...

  • Page 48: Connecting Ports And Peripherals, Audio Connectors

    Use the line in connector to record from another computer, stereo equipment or a VCR. The line out jack is not capable of driving un-amplified speakers or headphones, but can be used for amplified speakers. Using Your Solo 5100 Multimedia Notebook Line out Line in Speaker out/...

  • Page 49: Composite Video Out Port (ntsc)

    The speaker out jack is a low-impedance amplified stereo audio output and is intended for use with headphones, small unamplified speakers or amplified speakers. This connector can provide up to .5 Watt RMS per channel into an 8 ohm load. The volume control wheel on the left side controls the speaker out port and the internal speakers.

  • Page 50: Usb (universal Serial Bus) Port

    Examples of common devices that connect to the USB (but must be USB rather than on a diskette. compatible) include keyboards, joysticks, mice and peripherals such as telephones, modems, printers, microphones, digital speakers, scanners, digital cameras and game controllers. Using Your Solo 5100 Multimedia Notebook To change the display resolution USB ports...

  • Page 51: Fast Ir Port

    Your notebook shipped with the USB ports enabled, however, you must load the peripheral's drivers according to instructions from the USB device manufacturer. Fast IR port The Fast IR (infrared) port built in your notebook and a transfer module (optional) use infrared technology to send signals between the notebook and a remote system.

  • Page 52: External Computer Monitor, External Mouse/keyboard

    PS/2 (keyboard) port on the optional docking station solution. It is not necessary to reboot your system. If the mouse or keyboard are USB compatible and the USB drivers are loaded, they can be connected using the USB ports. PS/2 port Using Your Solo 5100 Multimedia Notebook...

  • Page 53: Printers

    Printers Windows 95 allows you to connect to most brand name printers. After you connect the printer cable to the appropriate port (parallel or USB) on your notebook, you need to set it up using the Add Printer Wizard. To add a printer 1.

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  • Page 55: Chapter 5: Managing Power Consumption

    Chapter 5: Managing Power Consumption Contents Managing Power Consumption ... 56 Batteries ... 56 Power menu... 57...

  • Page 56: Managing Power Consumption, Batteries

    Battery status You can check the battery status using any of several ways. Using Your Solo 5100 Multimedia Notebook If you tend to startup and shutdown several times on one battery charge, use Suspend instead. Using Resume instead of starting up takes less power.

  • Page 57: Power Menu

    Or, click on Start, Settings and Control Panel. Double click on the Power icon. You can view the battery status and set power preferences from this screen, which stay in effect until they are changed in Windows. Click on the X in the upper right corner of the screen to close it. Or, press the <Fn>...

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    Customized settings. Customized allows you to change the timeout settings depending on whether you are using the AC adapter or battery (DC) power. Using Your Solo 5100 Multimedia Notebook identified at the bottom of the screen to navigate through the different options.

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    Power button (switch) settings When the power switch setting in the Power (BIOS Setup) menu is On/Off and your notebook is: off, press the power button to turn your notebook on. on, press the power button to turn your notebook completely off. When the power switch setting in the Power menu is Suspend/Resume and your notebook is: off (or in Suspend mode), press the power button to resume power to...

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    Brightness meter: This meter shows the brightness level for the LCD display. Press the <Fn> key and tap the <Up Arrow> or <Down Arrow> key to increase or decrease the brightness level in single increments. Using Your Solo 5100 Multimedia Notebook Power status display Contrast meter...

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    Appendix A: Contents Docking Solutions ... 62 Gateway Solo mini-docking station ... 62 Gateway Solo docking station ... 63...

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    MIDI/game port, two additional PC Card slots, and an extra PS/2 port. this or other Gateway Peripheral devices such as an external keyboard, mouse, or joystick connect to the solutions for your notebook, mini-docking station, which then is connected to your notebook. call 1(800) 846-2000. Using Your Solo 5100 Multimedia Notebook...

  • Page 63: Gateway Solo Docking Station

    3.5" bay, one external 5.25" half-height bay and one modular option bay that house the floppy disk drive module from the Gateway Solo multimedia notebooks. It also includes one Type II and one Type III (or two Type II) PC Card slots, built-in stereo speakers and a removable monitor stand.

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    Appendix B: Contents Contacting Gateway ... 66 Calling Gateway... 66 Calling Gateway when outside the U.S... 66...

  • Page 66: Calling Gateway When Outside The U.s

    If your computer is ever stolen, be sure to contact your local police and a Gateway serial number can be found representative at once. We can put a note on the account, so that if anyone calls in on the bottom of your notebook.

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    Battery status screen 56 Break key 19 Brightness display 15 Brightness meter 60 Built-in audio features 37 Calling Gateway 66 Calling Gateway from outside the U.S. Caps lock 8 CardBus 44 CD Player 36 CD-ROM eject button 35 LED 8...

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    External monitor 18 External mouse 52 External speakers 48 EZ Pad Plus Fast IR port 9 Fax/modem Floppy disk drive Using Your Solo 5100 Multimedia Notebook active 52 pause 19 resolution 50 toggle 18 docking station 63 mini-docking station 62...

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    headphone 9 speaker out 9 Kensington lock 9 Keyboard 8 battery 8 brightness 15 display toggle 18 LCD color display 8 hard drive 8 indicators 14 modular option bay 8 power indicator 8 system 8 Lid switch on/off 58 suspend/resume 58 Line in 9 Line out 9 Lock...

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    Power menu 57 Power off from suspend mode 59 Power status display 57 Powering up your notebook 13 Print screen 17 Printer Using Your Solo 5100 Multimedia Notebook card slots 8 see PC Card audio 8 connecting to 48 docking station 9...

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    Switching CD-ROM and floppy disk drive 31 System indicator 8 System request 17 System status 60 indicators 14 Taskbar 25 Technical support 66 To add a printer 53 Toggle video 49 Touchpad 22 Universal Serial Bus 50 USB ports 9 Using a modem 45 Using fast IR port 51 Using the 15-pin connector 45...

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