Table of Contents Chapter 1: About This User’s Manual ... 6 Notes for This Manual ... 6 Safety Precautions ... 7 Preparing your Notebook PC ...11 Chapter 2: Top Side ...14 Bottom Side ...16 Right Side ...18 Left Side ...20 Chapter 3: Power System ...24 Using AC Power ...24...
CTR 21 Approval(for Notebook PC with built-in Modem) ... A-33 European Union Eco-label ... A-35 Global Environmental Regulation Compliance and Declaration ... A-36 ASUS Recycling/Takeback Services ... A-36 Copyright Information ... A-37 Limitation of Liability ... A-38 Service and Support ... A-38...
About This User’s Manual You are reading the Notebook PC User’s Manual. This User’s Manual provides information regarding the various components in the Notebook PC and how to use them. The following are major sections of this User’s Manual: 1. Introducing the Notebook PC Introduces you to the Notebook PC and this User’s Manual.
Safety Precautions The following safety precautions will increase the life of the Notebook PC. Follow all precautions and instructions. Except as described in this manual, refer all servicing to qualified personnel. Disconnect the AC power and remove the battery pack(s) before cleaning.
SAFE TEMP: This Notebook PC should only be used in environments with ambient temperatures between 5°C (41°F) and 35°C (95°F). DO NOT carry or cover a Notebook PC that is powered ON with any materials that will reduce air circulation such as a carrying bag.
Sound Pressure warning Excessive sound pressure from earphones or headphones can cause hearing damage or loss. Adjustment of the volume control as well as the equalizer to settings other than the center position may increase the earphones or headphones output voltage and the sound pressure level.
Cover Your Notebook PC Purchase a carrying bag to protect the Notebook PC from dirt, water, shock, and scratches. Charge Your Batteries If you intend to use battery power, be sure to fully charge your battery pack and any optional battery packs before going on long trips.
Preparing your Notebook PC These are quick instructions for using your Notebook PC. Connect the AC power adapter A. Plug the AC power adapter into an electrical outlet (110V-240V). Plug the DC power connector into your Notebook PC. Notebook PC User Manual...
Open the display panel Hold the base of your Notebook PC then lift up the display panel with your thumb. Slowly tilt the display panel forward or backward to a comfortable viewing angle. Turn the Power on Press the power button. Notebook PC User Manual...
Light Sensor The light sensor measures the amount of ambient light and changes the illumination of the LCD display and keyboard. Camera The built-in camera allows picture taking or video recording. Can be used with video conferencing and other interactive applications.
Keyboard The keyboard provides full-sized keys with comfortable travel (depth at which the keys can be depressed) and palm rest for both hands. Two Windows function keys are provided to help ease navigation in the Windows operating system. Touchpad The touchpad is a pointing device that provides the same functions as a desktop mouse.
11.6“ model The bottom of the Notebook PC can get very hot. Be careful when handling the Notebook PC while it is in operation or recently been in operation. High temperatures are normal during charging or operation. DO NOT USE ON SOFT SURFACES SUCH AS SOFAS OR BEDS, WHICH MAY BLOCK THE VENTS.
Right Side 13.3“ model 11.6“ model Power Indicator The power indicator lights when the Notebook PC is turned ON and blinks slowly when the Notebook PC is in the Suspend-to-RAM (Sleep) mode. This indicator is OFF when the Notebook PC is turned OFF or in the Suspend-to-Disk (Hibernation) mode.
USB Charger+ USB Charger+ allows you to charge mobile devices via your ASUS Notebook PC’s USB charge port. Power (DC) Input The supplied power adapter converts AC power to DC power for use with this jack. Power supplied through this jack supplies power to the Notebook PC and charges the internal battery pack.
Left Side 13.3“ model 11.6“ model USB Port (3.0) The USB (Universal Serial Bus) port is compatible with USB 3.0, 2.0, or USB 1.1 devices such as keyboards, pointing devices, cameras, hard disk drives, printers, and scanners connected in a series up to 4.8Gbits/sec (USB 3.0), 480Mbits/sec (USB 2.0), and 12Mbits/sec (USB 1.1).
Flash Memory Slot Normally an external memory card reader must be purchased separately in order to use memory cards from devices such as digital cameras, MP3 players, mobile phones, and PDAs. This Notebook PC has a built-in high-speed memory card reader that can conveniently read from and write to flash memory cards.
Power System Using AC Power The Notebook PC power is comprised of two parts, the power adapter and the battery power system. The power adapter converts AC power from a wall outlet to the DC power required by the Notebook PC. Your Notebook PC comes with a universal AC-DC adapter.
IMPORTANT! Damage may occur if you use a different adapter to power the Notebook PC or use the Notebook PC’s adapter to power other electrical devices. If there is smoke, burning scent, or extreme heat coming from the AC-DC adapter, seek servicing. Seek servicing if you suspect a faulty AC-DC adapter.
Using Battery Power The battery consists of a set of battery cells housed together. A fully charged will provide several hours of battery life, which can be further extended by using power management features through the BIOS setup. Battery Care The Notebook PC’s battery, like all rechargeable batteries, has a limit on the number times it can be recharged.
Powering ON the Notebook PC The Notebook PC’s power-ON message appears on the screen when you turn it ON. If necessary, you may adjust the brightness by using the hot keys. If you need to run the BIOS Setup to set or modify the system configuration, press [F2] upon bootup to enter the BIOS Setup.
Self Monitoring and Reporting Technology The S.M.A.R.T. (Self Monitoring and Reporting Technology) checks the hard disk drive during POST and gives a warning message if the hard disk drive requires servicing. If any critical hard disk drive warning is given during bootup, backup your data immediately and run Windows disk checking program.
Checking Battery Power The battery system implements the Smart Battery standard under the Windows environment, which allows the battery to accurately report the amount of charge left in the battery. A fully-charged battery pack provides the Notebook PC a few hours of working power.
Charging the Battery Pack Before you use your Notebook PC on the road, you will have to charge the battery pack. The battery pack begins to charge as soon as the Notebook PC is connected to external power using the power adapter.
Power Options The power switch turns ON and OFF the Notebook PC or putting the Notebook PC into sleep or hibernation modes. Actual behavior of the power switch can be customized in Windows Control Panel “Power Options.” For other options, such as “Switch User, Restart, Sleep, or Shut Down,”...
Emergency Shutdown In case your operating system cannot properly turn OFF or restart, there is an additional way to shutdown your Notebook PC: • Hold the power button 4 seconds. IMPORTANT! DO NOT use emergency shutdown while data is being written; doing so can result in loss or destruction of your data.
Power Management Modes The Notebook PC has a number of automatic or adjustable power saving features that you can use to maximize battery life and lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). You can control some of these features through the Power menu in the BIOS Setup. ACPI power management settings are made through the operating system.
Hibernate is the same as Suspend-to-Disk (STD) and stores your current data and status on the hard disk drive. By doing this, RAM does not have to be periodically refreshed and power consumption is greatly reduced but not completely eliminated because certain wake-up components like LAN needs to remain powered.
Special Keyboard Functions Hot Keys The following defines the hot keys on the Notebook PC’s keyboard. The commands can only be accessed by first pressing and holding the function key while pressing a key with a command. The Hot Key locations on the function keys may vary depending on model but the functions should remain the same.
LCD/Monitor Icons (f8): Toggles between the Notebook PC’s LCD display and an external monitor in this series: LCD Only -> CRT Only (External Monitor) -> LCD + CRT Clone -> LCD + CRT Extend. (This function does not work in 256 Colors, select High Color in Display Property Settings.) NOTE: Must connect an external monitor “before”...
Fn+V (on selected models): Toggles “Life Frame” software application. For some models, this function is available only when you enable the camera. Power4Gear Hybrid (Space Bar): This key toggles power savings between various power saving modes. The power saving modes control many aspects of the Notebook PC to maximize performance versus battery time.
Status Indicators Power Indicator The power indicator lights when the Notebook PC is turned ON and blinks slowly when the Notebook PC is in the Suspend-to-RAM (Sleep) mode. This indicator is OFF when the Notebook PC is turned OFF or in the Suspend-to-Disk (Hibernation) mode.
Touchpad The touchpad is an interactive device that interprets the gestures and position of your fingers to simulate the functions of a regular mouse. It is also an alternative to mouse to position cursor onscreen. The following illustration shows the features of the touchpad: DO NOT use any objects in place of your finger to operate the touchpad.
Using the touchpad The touchpad allows you to use one-finger and multi-finger gestures to move the pointer so you can select and click items, rotate and zoom images, scroll lists, as well as swipe and switch between windows. Moving the pointer You can tap or click anywhere on the touchpad to activate its pointer, then slide your finger on the touchpad to move the pointer onscreen.
Touchpad usage illustrations Tapping - Tapping on the touchpad allows you to select items onscreen and open files. Tap once to select an item. Clicking - Clicking on the touchpad simulates the functions of the left mouse button and right mouse button. Left click Click once to select an item, then double-click to open.
Rotating - Rotating images clockwise or counterclockwise is done on the touchpad by using two fingers. To rotate an image, place two fingers on the touchpad then turn one finger clockwise or counterclockwise while the other stays still. Scrolling - Using two fingers on the touchpad, you can scroll through lists vertically and horizontally.
Three-finger swiping - Using three fingers on the touchpad, you can swipe pages from left to right or right to left. You can also use this gesture to switch between active windows on your desktop. Caring for the touchpad The touchpad is pressure sensitive. If not properly cared for, it can be easily damaged.
Disabling the touchpad automatically You can automatically disable the touchpad when an external USB mouse is attached. To disable the touchpad: Go to Control Panel. Change view settings to Large Icons then select Mouse. Select the ELAN tab. Tick the box with the Disable when external pointing device plug in option.
Storage Devices Storage devices allow the Notebook PC to read or write documents, pictures, and other files to various data storage devices. Flash Memory Card Reader Normally a memory card reader must be purchased separately in order to use memory cards from devices such as digital cameras, MP3 players, mobile phones, and PDAs.
Connections The built-in network cannot be installed later as an upgrade. After purchase, network can be installed as an expansion card. Network Connection Connect a network cable, with RJ-45 connectors on each end, to the modem/network port on the Notebook PC and the other end to a hub or switch.
Twisted-Pair Cable The cable used to connect the Ethernet card to a host (generally a Hub or Switch) is called a straight-through Twisted Pair Ethernet (TPE). The end connectors are called RJ-45 connectors, which are not compatible with RJ-11 telephone connectors. If connecting two computers together without a hub in between, a crossover LAN cable is required (Fast-Ethernet model).
Wireless LAN Connection (on selected models) The optional built-in wireless LAN is a compact easy-to-use wireless Ethernet adapter. Implementing the IEEE 802.11 standard for wireless LAN (WLAN), the optional built-in wireless LAN is capable of fast data transmission rates using Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) and Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) technologies on 2.4GHz/5GHz frequencies.
Ad-hoc mode The Ad-hoc mode allows the Notebook PC to connect to another wireless device. No access point (AP) is required in this wireless environment. (All devices must install Desktop PC Notebook PC optional 802.11 wireless LAN adapters.) Mobile Phone Infrastructure mode The Infrastructure mode allows the Notebook PC and other wireless devices to join a wireless network created by an Access Point (AP)
Windows Wireless Network Connection Connecting to a network Switch ON the Wireless function if necessary for your model (see switches in Chapter 3). Press [FN+F2] repeatedly until wireless LAN icon and Bluetooth icon are shown. Or double click the Wireless Console icon in Windows notification area and select the wireless LAN icon.
When connecting, you may have to enter a password. After a connection has been established, the connection is shown on the list. You can see the wireless network icon area. The crossed wireless network icon <Fn> + <F2> to disable the WLAN function. Notebook PC User Manual in the Notification appears when you press...
Bluetooth Wireless Connection (on selected models) Notebook PCs with Bluetooth technology eliminates the need for cables for connecting Bluetooth-enabled devices. Examples of Bluetooth-enabled devices may be Notebook PCs, Desktop PCs, mobile phones, and PDAs. If your Notebook PC did not come with built-in Bluetooth, you need to connect a USB or ExpressCard Bluetooth module in order to use Bluetooth.
Or double click the Wireless Console icon in the Windows notification area and select the Bluetooth icon. From Control Panel, go to Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center and then click Change adapter settings in the left blue pane. Right-click Bluetooth Network Connection and select View Bluetooth...
Select a Bluetooth-enabled device from the list and click Next. Enter the Bluetooth security code into your device and start pairing. The paired relationship is successfully built. Click Close to finish the setting. Notebook PC User Manual...
• If your connected device overheats, remove it immediately. • ASUS Notebook PC with a charge IC can also use the USB Charger+ while on sleep, hibernate or shutdown mode. Using USB Charger+ on Battery Mode The USB Charger+ Settings allows you to set the USB Charger+ limit when your ASUS Notebook PC is running on battery power.
3. The system automatically selects both Enable quick charge when the system is running and Enable quick charge when the system is in sleep/hibernate/shutdown mode. You can deselect any of these two options, if necessary. 4. Move the percentage slider to the left or to the right to set the limit for charging devices. 5. Click OK to save the settings made. Otherwise, click Cancel. Notebook PC User Manual...
Optional Accessories These items, if desired, come as optional items to complement your Notebook PC. USB Hub (Optional) Attaching an optional USB hub will increase your USB ports and allow you to quickly connect or disconnect many USB peripherals through a single cable. USB Flash Memory Disk A USB flash memory disk is an optional item that can provide storage up to several hundred megabytes, higher transfer speeds,...
Operating System and Software This Notebook PC may offer (depending on territory) its customers the choice of a pre-installed Microsoft Windows operating system. The choices and languages will depend on the territory. The levels of hardware and software support may vary depending on the installed operating system.
System BIOS Settings The BIOS screens in this section are for reference only. The actual screens may differ by models and territories. Boot Device On the Boot screen, select Boot Option #1. Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc. Main Main Advanced...
Security Setting Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc. Main Main Advanced Advanced Boot Boot Security Password Description If ONLY the Administrator’s password is set, this only access to Setup and is only asked for when entering Setup. If ONLY the user’s password is set, this is a power on password and must be entered to boot or enter Setup.
Save Changes If you want to keep your configuration settings, you must save changes before exiting the BIOS setup utility. If you want to restore default settings, choose Restore Defaults. You must then save changes to keep the manufacture default settings. Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc.
If the problem still exist, contact your local service center and ask an engineer for assistance. Hardware Problem - Keyboard / Hotkey The Hotkey (FN) is disabled. A. Reinstall the “ATK0100” driver from the driver CD or download it from the ASUS website. Notebook PC User Manual...
Symptom & Solutions: A. Problem might be in the MB, HDD, or NB; visit a local service center for assistance. B. Problem caused by the operating system, try restoring your system us- ing the recovery partition or disc. IMPORTANT! You must backup all your data to another location before recovering. C. Adapter problem; check the power cord connections, otherwise visit a local service center for replacement. D. Battery problem; please check the battery contacts, otherwise visit a local service center for repair. Hardware Problem - Wireless Card How to check whether a Notebook PC is equipped with a wireless card? A.
When I power ON the Notebook PC, there will be an “Open policy file error” message. A. Reinstall the latest version “Power4 Gear” utility to solve your problem. It is available on the ASUS website. Unknown Reason - Blue screen with white text A blue screen with white text appears after system bootup.
If problem still cannot be solved, use the recovery process to reinstall your entire system. IMPORTANT! You must backup all your data to another location before recovering. CAUTION! DO NOT connect to the Internet before you have installed an anti-virus software and Internet firewall to protect yourself from viruses.
Updating the BIOS. Please verify the Notebook PC’s exact model and download the latest BIOS file for your model from the ASUS website and save it in your flash disk drive. Connect your flash disk drive to the Notebook PC and power on the Notebook PC.
Press [F9] during bootup. Press [Enter] to select Windows Setup [EMS Enabled]. Select the language and click Next. Read the ASUS Preload Wizard messages and click Next. Select a partition option and click Next. Partition options: Recover Windows to first partition only.
“C” (40%) and “D” (60%). Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the recovery process. Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com for updated drivers and utilities. Contents after recovery may vary with region or country. The standard storage capacity of an SSD is 1GB = 1024MB.
Ensure to connect the power adapter to your Notebook PC when performing system recovery. Unstable power supply may cause recovery failure. Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com for updated drivers and utilities. Notebook PC User Manual DVD: :...
DVD-ROM Drive Information The Notebook PC comes with an optional DVD-ROM drive or a CD-ROM drive. In order to view DVD titles, you must install your own DVD viewer software. Optional DVD viewer software may be purchased with this Notebook PC. The DVD-ROM drive allows the use of both CD and DVD discs.
Region Definitions Region 1 Canada, US, US Territories Region 2 Czech, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Gulf States, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, UK, Greece, Former Yugoslav Republics, Slovakia Region 3 Burma, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam...
Blu-ray ROM Drive Information (on selected models) Region Definitions Region A North, Central and South American countries, and their territories; Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, Japan, Korea (South and North), South East Asian countries and their territories. Region B European, African, and South West Asian countries and their territories;...
Internal Modem Compliancy The Notebook PC with internal modem model complies with JATE (Japan), FCC (US, Canada, Korea, Taiwan), and CTR21. The internal modem has been approved in accordance with Council Decision 98/482/EC for pan-European single terminal connection to the public switched telephone network (PSTN). However due to differences between the individual PSTNs provided in different countries, the approval does not, of itself, give an unconditional assurance of successful operation on every PSTN network...
Network Compatibility Declaration Statement to be made by the manufacturer to the user: “This declaration will indicate the networks with which the equipment is designed to work and any notified networks with which the equipment may have inter-working difficulties. The manufacturer shall also associate a statement to make it clear where network compatibility is dependent on physical and software switch settings.
This table shows the countries currently under the CTR21 standard. Country Austria Belgium Czech Republic Denmark Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Ireland Italy Israel Lichtenstein Luxemburg The Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom Notebook PC User Manual Applied More Testing Not Applicable...
This information was copied from CETECOM and is supplied without liability. For updates to this table, you may visit http://www.cetecom. de/technologies/ctr_21.html 1 National requirements will apply only if the equipment may use pulse dialling (manufacturers may state in the user guide that the equipment is only intended to support DTMF signalling, which would make any additional testing superfluous).
Declarations and Safety Statements Federal Communications Commission Statement This device complies with FCC Rules Part 15. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: • This device may not cause harmful interference. • This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
(Reprinted from the Code of Federal Regulations #47, part 15.193, 1993. Washington DC: Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration, U.S. Government Printing Office.) FCC Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure Caution Statement Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
CE Mark Warning CE marking for devices without wireless LAN/Bluetooth The shipped version of this device complies with the requirements of the EEC directives 2004/108/EC “Electromagnetic compatibility” and 2006/95/EC “Low voltage directive” . CE marking for devices with wireless LAN/ Bluetooth This equipment complies with the requirements of Directive 1999/5/ EC of the European Parliament and Commission from 9 March, 1999 governing Radio and Telecommunications Equipment and mutual...
Wireless Operation Channel for Different Domains N. America 2.412-2.462 GHz Japan 2.412-2.484 GHz Europe ETSI 2.412-2.472 GHz France Restricted Wireless Frequency Bands Some areas of France have a restricted frequency band. The worst case maximum authorized power indoors are: • 10mW for the entire 2.4 GHz band (2400 MHz–2483.5 MHz) •...
60 Oise 63 Puy du Dôme 66 Pyrénées Orientales 68 Haut Rhin 71 Saône et Loire 82 Tarn et Garonne 88 Vosges 90 Territoire de Belfort This requirement is likely to change over time, allowing you to use your wireless LAN card in more areas within France. Please check with ART for the latest information (www.arcep.fr) Your WLAN Card transmits less than 100mW, but more than 10mW.
UL Safety Notices Required for UL 1459 covering telecommunications (telephone) equipment intended to be electrically connected to a telecommunication network that has an operating voltage to ground that does not exceed 200V peak, 300V peak-to-peak, and 105V rms, and installed or used in accordance with the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70).
REACH Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals) regulatory framework, we publish the chemical substances in our products at ASUS REACH website at http://csr.asus.com/english/REACH.htm. Notebook PC User Manual A-29...
Nordic Lithium Cautions (for lithium-ion batteries) CAUTION! Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions. (English) ATTENZIONE! Rischio di esplosione della batteria se sostituita in modo errato.
Optical Drive Safety Information Laser Safety Information Internal or external optical drives sold with this Notebook PC contains a CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT. WARNING! Making adjustments or performing procedures other than those specified in the user’s manual may result in hazardous laser exposure.
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ASUS will only be responsible for or indemnify you for loss, damages or claims based in contract, tort or infringement under this Warranty Statement. This limit also applies to ASUS’ suppliers and its reseller. It is the maximum for which ASUS, its suppliers, and your reseller are collectively responsible.
Declaration Date: Apr. 20, 2012 Year to begin affixing CE marking:2012 Notebook PC User Manual ASUSTek COMPUTER INC. No. 150, LI-TE RD., PEITOU, TAIPEI 112, TAIWAN R.O.C. TAIWAN ASUS COMPUTER GmbH HARKORT STR. 21-23, 40880 RATINGEN GERMANY Notebook P.C. UX21A, BX21A EN 55024:1998+A1:2001+A2:2003...
Declaration Date: Apr. 20, 2012 Year to begin affixing CE marking:2012 A-40 ASUSTek COMPUTER INC. No. 150, LI-TE RD., PEITOU, TAIPEI 112, TAIWAN R.O.C. TAIWAN ASUS COMPUTER GmbH HARKORT STR. 21-23, 40880 RATINGEN GERMANY Notebook P.C. UX31A, BX31A EN 55024:1998+A1:2001+A2:2003...