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Toshiba L840-BT2N22 User's Manual

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User's Guide
If you need assistance:
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many commonly asked technical questions plus many
downloadable software drivers, BIOS updates, and other
downloads.
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    L800/S800 Series User’s Guide If you need assistance: Technical support is available online at Toshiba’s Web site at support.toshiba.com. At this Web site, you will find answers for many commonly asked technical questions plus many downloadable software drivers, BIOS updates, and other downloads.

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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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    ❖ This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Contact Toshiba’s Support Web site at support.toshiba.com. Industry Canada Requirement This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conformé à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.

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    If trouble is experienced with this equipment, for repair or standard limited warranty information, please contact Toshiba Corporation, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. or an authorized representative of Toshiba. If the equipment is causing harm to the telephone network, the telephone company may request that you disconnect the equipment until the problem is resolved.

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    Alarm Equipment If your home has specially wired alarm equipment connected to the telephone line, ensure the installation of this equipment does not disable your alarm equipment. If you have questions about what will disable alarm equipment, consult your telephone company or a qualified installer. Instructions for IC CS-03 Certified Equipment NOTICE: The Industry Canada label identifies certified equipment.

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    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 and approved by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

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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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    Canada – Industry Canada (IC) This device complies with RSS 210 of 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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    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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    The name of the radio equipment: refer to the equipment label provided on the computer Approved by both the JAPAN APPROVALS INSTITUTE FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT and the TELECOM ENGINEERING CENTER The following restrictions apply: ❖ Do not disassemble or modify the device. ❖...

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    Nederland: License required for outdoor installations. Check with reseller for procedure to follow. Licentie verplicht voor gebruik met buitenantennes. Neem contact op met verkoper voor juiste procedure. Europe - Restrictions for Use of 5 GHz Frequencies in European Community Countries European Community 5150-5250 MHz 5250-5350 MHz...

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    Europe or support.toshiba.com in the United States for more information. When you use Bluetooth cards from TOSHIBA close to 2.4 GHz Wireless LAN devices, Bluetooth transmissions might slow down or cause errors. If you detect certain interference while you use Bluetooth cards from TOSHIBA, always change the frequency, move your computer to the area outside of the interference range of 2.4 GHz Wireless LAN devices (40 meters/43.74 yards...

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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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    You would also be exposed to laser light or other safety hazards, resulting in serious injury. Always contact an authorized Toshiba service provider, if any repair or adjustment is required. Location of the Required Label (Sample shown below. Location of the label and manufacturing information may...

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    Copyright 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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    Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. 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.

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    Computer Recycling Information As part of a commitment to people and the future, Toshiba promotes the efficient use of resources by working to achieve our zero-waste-to-landfill goal at all our production sites. In addition to our existing waste reduction and recycling policies, Toshiba is strongly committed to reducing electronic waste.

  • Page 21: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introduction................27 This guide ...............29 Safety icons ............30 Other icons used..........30 Your computer’s features and specifications ..31 Other documentation ..........31 Service options ............31 Chapter 1: Getting Started............32 Selecting a place to work ........32 Setting up a work environment ......32 Keeping yourself comfortable ......33 Computer user comfort recommendations ..33 Good Working Posture ........33...

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    Connecting to a power source ........40 Charging the main battery........43 Using the computer for the first time ......43 Setting up your software........44 Registering your computer with Toshiba ....44 Adding optional external devices......44 Adding memory (optional) ........45 Installing a memory module ......45 Removing a memory module......50...

  • Page 23: Table Of Contents

    Using the optical disc drive........86 Optical disc drive components......87 Media control buttons........88 Inserting an optical disc ........88 Removing a disc with the computer on.....89 Playing optical media ........89 Recording optical media ........90 Removing a disc with the computer off ....91 Toshiba’s online resources ........91...

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    What to do when the main battery runs low ..98 Setting battery notifications ......98 Conserving battery power ........99 Power Plans............100 Using the TOSHIBA eco power plan......101 Changing the main battery ........102 Removing the battery from the computer ..102 Inserting a charged battery ......103 Taking care of your battery ........105...

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    Chapter 5: Utilities..............116 TOSHIBA Assist ............117 Connect............118 Secure.............119 Protect & Fix ...........120 Optimize............121 TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator ......122 TOSHIBA Application Installer.......122 Setting passwords ..........123 Using a supervisor password......123 Using a user password ........125 Deleting a user password........126 TOSHIBA Face Recognition Utility......127 TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool Utility......128...

  • Page 26: Table Of Contents

    ® the Windows operating system....157 If you need further assistance.......161 Contacting Toshiba .........162 Other Toshiba Internet Web sites......162 Toshiba’s worldwide offices........162 Appendix A: Hot Keys/TOSHIBA Cards........164 Hot Key Cards ............164 Using the Hot Key Cards .........165 Hot key functions ..........165 Volume Mute ..........166...

  • Page 27: 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 conserve computer energy.

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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 29: This Guide

    Toshiba’s Web site at support.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 30: Safety Icons, Other Icons Used

    Introduction Safety icons 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 31: 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 support.toshiba.com. If you have a problem or need to contact Toshiba, see “If Something Goes Wrong” on page...

  • Page 32: Chapter 1: Getting Started, Selecting A Place To Work, Setting Up A Work Environment

    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. Please read the safety instruction information on the Quick Start document (that shipped with your computer) carefully and make sure you fully understand the instructions before you attempt to use your computer in order to avoid potential hazards that could cause...

  • Page 33: Keeping Yourself Comfortable, Computer User Comfort Recommendations, Good Working Posture

    Getting Started Selecting a place to work ❖ Equipment that generates a strong electromagnetic field, such as stereo speakers (other than speakers that are connected to the computer) or speakerphones. ❖ Rapid changes in temperature or humidity and sources of temperature change such as air conditioner vents or heaters.

  • Page 34: Using The Notebook With An External Keyboard Mouse Or Monitor

    Getting Started Selecting a place to work ❖ Avoid glare: position the notebook so that light sources (lamps or windows) do not shine or reflect directly into your eyes. Place the notebook display away from bright light sources or reduce the light intensity from windows by using blinds. Glare on the notebook display may cause eye strain, eye fatigue or headaches.

  • Page 35: Typing Style, Taking Breaks And Varying Tasks

    Getting Started Selecting a place to work ❖ Alternative keyboards, such as the split curved keyboard, may improve shoulder and arm comfort. ❖ Select a mouse that is comfortable for you to use. ❖ Don’t rest your wrists on the edge of the keyboard or on the work surface when typing.

  • Page 36: Mobile Computing Tips, Transporting The Notebook, Seeking Additional Help

    Getting Started Selecting a place to work ❖ Take short, strategically spaced rest breaks to avoid eye strain and body fatigue. For example, stand up and walk around or stretch for a few minutes every hour. ❖ Taking regular breaks is especially important if you are working long hours on your computer or working on a deadline.

  • Page 37: Check List, Precautions

    Getting Started Selecting a place to work Health Administration Web site at: http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/computerworkstations/ Check list ❏ Is your chair comfortable - does it support your back and arms well? ❏ Are your feet flat on the ground? ❏ Is there adequate space under your desk for your legs? ❏...

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    Getting Started Selecting a place to work Never allow any liquids to spill into any part of your computer, and never expose the computer to rain, water, seawater or moisture. Exposure to liquid or moisture can cause electric shock or fire, resulting in damage or serious injury.

  • Page 39: Important Information On Your Computer's Cooling Fan

    Getting Started Selecting a place to work ❖ Keep the computer and disks away from objects that generate strong magnetic fields, such as large stereo speakers. Information on some disks is stored magnetically. Placing a magnet too close to a disk can erase important files. Handle discs carefully.

  • Page 40: Setting Up Your Computer, Connecting To A Power Source

    Getting Started Setting up your computer Setting up your computer TECHNICAL NOTE: You must complete all setup steps up to and including “Setting up your software” on page 44 before adding external or internal components to your computer. These components include, but are not limited to, a mouse, keyboard, printer, and memory.

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    Getting Started Connecting to a power source Always use the TOSHIBA AC adaptor that was provided with your computer, or use AC adaptors specified by TOSHIBA to avoid any risk of fire or other damage to the computer. Use of an incompatible AC adaptor could cause fire or damage to the computer possibly resulting in serious injury.

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    Getting Started Connecting to a power source Plug the AC adaptor cord into the DC-IN on the side of the computer. (Sample Illustration) Connecting the AC adaptor cord to the computer Connect the power cord/cable to a live electrical outlet. The AC power light on the indicator panel glows white.

  • Page 43: Charging The Main Battery, Using The Computer For The First Time

    Getting Started Charging the main battery Charging the main battery Before using the battery to power the computer, you must charge the battery. To charge the battery, leave the computer plugged into an AC power source with the computer turned off until the battery light glows white.

  • Page 44: Setting Up Your Software, Registering Your Computer With Toshiba, Adding Optional External Devices

    Product registration can be completed by either visiting the Toshiba Web site at register.toshiba.com, or by clicking the Start button and, in the Search field, type Registration. In the list that appears above, click on your selection.

  • Page 45: Adding Memory (optional), Installing A Memory Module

    You may want to increase the computer’s memory if you use complex software or process large amounts of data. NOTE Before adding external devices or memory, Toshiba recommends setting up your software. See “Setting up your software” on page Installing a memory module Memory modules can be installed in the memory module slots on the underside of the computer.

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    Getting Started Adding memory (optional) NOTE For this model, Slot A is the bottom slot. Slot B is the top slot. If only one memory module is to be installed, it must be installed in Slot A. If the computer is on, begin at step 1; otherwise, skip to step 3. Click the Start button.

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    Getting Started Adding memory (optional) Using a small Phillips screwdriver, loosen the captive screws that secure the memory module slot cover. Back of computer (Sample Illustration) Removing the memory module slot cover Remove the memory module slot cover. Place the screws and the cover in a safe place so that you can retrieve them later.

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    Getting Started Adding memory (optional) NOTE For this model, Slot A is the bottom slot. Slot B is the top slot. If only one memory module is to be installed, it must be installed in Slot A. Pick up the memory module by its sides, avoiding any contact with its connector.

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    Getting Started Adding memory (optional) cutouts in the side of the module. If the latches and cutouts do not line up correctly, repeat steps 12-13. latch latch (Sample Illustration) Pressing down on the memory module Do not force the memory module into position. The memory module should be completely inserted into the socket and level when secured in place.

  • Page 50: Removing A Memory Module

    Getting Started Adding memory (optional) 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 Sleep mode).

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    Getting Started Adding memory (optional) Do not try to remove a memory module with the computer turned on. You can damage the computer and the memory module. Do not remove the memory module while the computer is in Sleep or Hibernation mode.

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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. Back of computer Slot B Slot A (Sample Illustration) Removing the memory module Replace the memory module slot cover and secure it using the screws.

  • Page 53: Checking Total Memory, Recovering The Internal Storage Drive

    Getting Started Recovering the Internal Storage Drive TECHNICAL NOTE: You must have at least one memory module installed for the computer to work. Checking total memory When you add or remove a memory module, you can check that the computer has recognized the change. To do this: ❖...

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    AC adaptor. ❖ The Toshiba Recovery Wizard also provides the option of erasing your internal storage drive, without restoring the information on the drive. See “Erasing the Internal Storage Drive” on page 69 more information.

  • Page 55: Recovering To Out-of-box State (recommended Recovery Method)

    Make sure the computer is turned off. While powering on your computer, press the key when the initial TOSHIBA screen displays. The Boot menu appears. Using the arrow keys to scroll down, select the HDD Recovery option, and then press the key.

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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 57: Recovering Of Factory Default Software With User's Data

    Using “Recovery of Factory Default Software with user’s data” recovers your internal storage drive to factory default state and attempts to save C:\Users data to C:\Backup. Toshiba does not guarantee successful data back-up. Please make a complete back up of your data to external media before executing the recovery. For more information, see “Backing up your work”...

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    Make sure the computer is turned off. While powering on your computer, press the key when the initial TOSHIBA screen displays. The Boot menu appears. Using the arrow keys to scroll down, select the HDD Recovery option, and then press the key.

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    Wizard will “attempt” to save all data. There is a risk that the Toshiba Recovery Wizard may not be able to save all data during the recovery process. Toshiba does not guarantee successful data back up. Be sure to save your work to external media before executing the recovery (see “Backing up your work”...

  • Page 60: Recovering Without Changing The Internal Storage Drive Partitions

    Getting Started Recovering the Internal Storage Drive When the recovery process is complete, the “Recovery of Factory Default Software” screen appears, indicating that the recovery process is complete. Click Finish to restart the computer. (Sample Image) Recovery of Factory Default Software - Recovery complete Recovering without changing the internal storage drive partitions Recovering without changing the internal storage drive partitions deletes all information stored on the C: drive.

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    Make sure the computer is turned off. While powering on your computer, press the key when the initial TOSHIBA screen displays. The Boot menu appears. Using the arrow keys to scroll down, select the HDD Recovery option, and then press the key.

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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 63: Recovering To A Custom Size Partition

    Make sure the computer is turned off. While powering on your computer, press the key when the initial TOSHIBA screen displays. The Boot menu appears. Using the arrow keys to scroll down, select the HDD Recovery option, and then press the ENTER key.

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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 65: Creating Recovery Media

    Getting Started Recovering the Internal Storage Drive 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.

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    Click the Start button and, in the Search field, type Recovery Media Creator. In the list that appears above, click on your selection. The TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator dialog box displays. (Sample Image) TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator dialog box Select DVD or USB Flash from the drop-down list, depending on the type of external media you want to use.

  • Page 67: Restoring From Recovery 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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    Click Yes to continue. When the Toshiba Recovery Wizard opens and the Selecting a Process screen displays, select Recovery of Factory Default Software and then click Next.

  • Page 69: Erasing The Internal Storage Drive

    For more information, “Recovering the Internal Storage Drive” on page To delete all data and partitions from the internal storage drive: Access the Toshiba Recovery Wizard on your internal storage drive or on your recovery media. ❖...

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    Turn off your computer. Insert the first recovery DVD into your optical disc drive or connect the USB flash drive containing your recovery files to your computer, and then power on the computer. When the initial TOSHIBA screen displays, press . Using the arrow keys, select the...

  • Page 71: Status, Installing Drivers And Applications

    To reinstall drivers and applications: Click the Start button and, in the Search field, type TOSHIBA Application Installer. In the list that appears above, click on your selection. Start button...

  • Page 72: Using The Touch Pad

    Getting Started Using the touch pad Using the touch pad NOTE Some of the touch pad operations described in this section are only supported in certain applications. You can use the touch pad (the small, touch-sensitive area in front of the keyboard) and the adjacent control buttons to: ❖...

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    Getting Started Using the touch pad Do the following: Example: Select an item Move the pointer to the item you want to select. Do one of the following: ❖ Tap the touch pad once ❖ Press and release the primary (Sample Illustration) (left-hand) control button Tap once to select...

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    To stop scrolling, lift your finger off of the touch pad. To enable circular scrolling, click on the Mouse icon in the Optimize tab of Toshiba Assist. Click the Device Settings tab and then (Sample Illustration) Circular scrolling click on Settings. Double-click on...

  • Page 75: Adjusting Touch Pad Settings, Disabling Or Enabling The Touch Pad

    Touch pad setting options vary by computer model. The touch pad settings are accessible through the Mouse Properties option of the Windows Control Panel. For more information, please visit support.toshiba.com. Disabling or enabling the touch pad The touch pad is enabled by default. To enable/disable the touch pad, press .

  • Page 76: Connecting An External Device, Using External Display Devices

    Getting Started Using external display devices Connecting an external device NOTE Depending on your system, some models may include USB 3.0 port(s). To distinguish these ports, please look for the blue inset within the USB 3.0 port (if available). You can easily attach an external device your computer. To do this: Read the directions that came with the device to see if you first need to install new software.

  • Page 77: Selecting Video Cables, Or Display Device, Connecting An External Monitor Or Projector

    Getting Started Using external display devices Selecting video cables To connect a device to the HDMI™ Out port, you must purchase an HDMI™ cable. Connecting an HDMI™-compatible television or display device To connect an HDMI™-compatible television or display device to the computer: ❖...

  • Page 78: Adjusting The Quality Of The External Display, Customizing Your Computer's Settings

    Getting Started Customizing your computer’s settings The quickest way to change the display output settings is to use the display hot key ( Press repeatedly until the setting you want takes effect. Briefly pause each time you press the key to allow time for the display to change.

  • Page 79: Caring For Your Computer, Cleaning The Computer, Moving The Computer, 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...

  • Page 80

    Getting Started Caring for your computer To secure the computer: Wrap the cable through or around some part of a heavy object. Make sure there is no way for a potential thief to slip the cable off the object. Pass the locking end through the loop. Insert the cable’s locking end into the security lock slot on your computer, then engage the locking device.

  • Page 81: Chapter 2: Learning The Basics, Computing Tips

    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 82: Using The Keyboard

    Learning the Basics 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 83: 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. ❖...

  • Page 84: Starting A Program, Starting A Program Using The Search Programs And Files Field

    Learning the Basics Starting a program Starting a program The easiest way to start a program is to double-click the name of the file that contains the information you want to work on. To find ® the file, use the Start menu or Windows Explorer.

  • Page 85: Starting A Program From The Start Menu, Saving Your Work, Backing Up Your Work

    Learning the Basics Saving your work 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 86: Restoring Your Work, Using The Optical Disc Drive

    Learning the Basics Using the optical disc drive HINT: Backing up all the files on your internal storage drive may take a considerable amount of time and multiple CDs/DVDs. You may prefer to use a high-capacity backup system, such as an external hard drive.

  • Page 87: Optical Disc Drive Components

    Learning the Basics Using the optical disc drive TECHNICAL NOTE: Your optical disc drive is set to play region 1 (North America) DVD-ROMs. If you play a DVD disc from another region, the drive will automatically change to play in the format of the other region.

  • Page 88: Media Control Buttons, Inserting An Optical Disc

    Learning the Basics Using the optical disc drive Never use a pencil to press the manual eject button. Pencil lead can break off inside the computer and damage it. Media control buttons The media control buttons located above the keyboard allow you mute the sound and play audio CDs or DVD movies when the computer is on.

  • Page 89: Removing A Disc With The Computer On, Playing Optical Media

    If you insert the disc incorrectly, it may jam the drive. If this happens, contact Toshiba support for assistance. Push the disc tray in by pressing gently on the center of the tray until it clicks into place.

  • Page 90: Recording Optical Media

    Due to manufacturing and quality variations in third party optical media (e.g., CD or DVD) or optical media players/recorders, in certain cases, your Toshiba optical disc drive may not record on certain optical media that bear the applicable logo, or play back optical media recorded by other computers or optical media recorders.

  • Page 91: Removing A Disc With The Computer Off, Toshiba's Online Resources

    Gently press the tray in to close it. 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 92: Chapter 3: Mobile Computing, Toshiba's Energy-saver Design

    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 93: 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 94: Power Management, Charging The Main Battery

    Changes to these settings may result in system performance or stability issues. Users who are not completely familiar with the power management component of the system should use the preset configuration. For assistance with setup changes, contact Toshiba’s Customer Support Center. Charging the main battery The battery needs to be charged before you can use it to power the computer.

  • Page 95: Charging The Rtc Battery

    Mobile Computing Running the computer on battery power HINT: Once the battery is fully charged, we recommend that you periodically operate your computer on battery power until the battery discharges completely. Please make a complete back up of your data to external media before discharging the battery.

  • Page 96: Monitoring Main Battery Power

    Mobile Computing Monitoring main battery power Monitoring main battery power 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 white when the main battery is fully charged ❖...

  • Page 97: Determining Remaining Battery Power

    Mobile Computing Monitoring main battery power HINT: Be careful not to confuse the battery light ( ), the ON/OFF light ( ), and the power button light near the upper-right corner of the keyboard. When the ON/OFF light or power button light flashes amber, it ®...

  • Page 98: What To Do When The Main Battery Runs Low, Setting Battery Notifications

    Mobile Computing Monitoring main battery power TECHNICAL NOTE: The computer drains the battery faster at low temperatures. Check your remaining charge frequently if you are working in temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The computer calculates the remaining battery charge based on your current rate of power use and other factors such as the age of the battery.

  • Page 99: Conserving Battery Power

    Mobile Computing Monitoring main battery power Click Change advanced power settings. The Advanced settings tab of the Power Options window appears. Double-click Battery to display the battery options. (Sample Image) Advanced settings tab of Power Options screen Configure the alarm settings to suit your needs. Conserving battery power How long a fully charged battery pack lasts when you are using the computer depends on a number of factors, such as:...

  • Page 100: Power Plans

    Mobile Computing Monitoring main battery power ® Microsoft has combined these options into preset Power Plans. Using one of these power plans lets you choose between maximum power savings and peak system performance. You may also set individual power-saving options to suit your own needs. The following sections describe how to choose a Power Plan and discuss each power-saving option.

  • Page 101: Using The Toshiba Eco Power Plan

    For example, when this power plan is enabled, the brightness of the display is reduced and the interval before Sleep mode takes effect is shortened. To enable or disable the TOSHIBA eco power plan, see “Power Plans” on page 100.

  • Page 102: Changing The Main Battery, Removing The Battery From The Computer

    Mobile Computing Changing the main battery Changing the main battery When your main battery has run out of power, you have two options: plug in the AC adaptor or install a charged main battery. Never short circuit the battery pack by either accidentally or intentionally bringing the battery terminals in contact with another conductive object.

  • Page 103: 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 104

    Mobile Computing Changing the main battery 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.

  • Page 105: 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 106: Maintaining Your Battery, Disposing Of Used Batteries

    Mobile Computing Disposing of used batteries 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 107: Traveling Tips

    ❖ 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 108: 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 109: 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, notification area, and background pattern. Icons Start button Taskbar Notification area ® (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 110

    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. ®...

  • Page 111: Setting Up For Communications

    For information on how to set up a wireless connection, refer to your wireless networking device documentation or your network administrator. NOTE To enable or disable wireless communication, use the Hot Key For more information see “Hot Keys/TOSHIBA Cards” on page 164.

  • Page 112: Connecting Your Computer To A Network, Exploring Audio Features, Recording Sounds

    Exploring Your Computer’s Features Exploring audio features NOTE When the Wireless antenna is ON, the wireless indicator light will be lit. ® For help with common Wi-Fi networking problems, see “Wireless networking problems” on page 153. 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.

  • Page 113: Using External Speakers Or Headphones, Using The Web Camera

    Exploring Your Computer’s Features Using the Web Camera Click the Start Recording button. Speak normally into the microphone. When you have finished recording, click the Stop Recording button. The Save As dialog box appears. To save the file, type a file name, and then click Save. Using external speakers or headphones Your computer is equipped with a full stereo sound system with internal speakers.

  • Page 114: Using The Memory Card Reader, Inserting Memory Media

    Exploring Your Computer’s Features Using the Memory card reader NOTE To email, instant message or video conference, you must be connected to the Internet. Depending on your computer model, the process of sending email, taking pictures or recording video messages may vary. To access the Web Camera, click the Start button and, in the Search field, type Web Camera.

  • Page 115: Removing Memory Media

    Exploring Your Computer’s Features Using the Memory card reader 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. You could expose the storage area to static electricity, which can destroy data. Removing memory media Prepare the card for removal by clicking on the Show hidden icons button ( ), if necessary, in the notification area and then...

  • Page 116: Chapter 5: Utilities

    ❖ TOSHIBA Assist ❖ TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator ❖ TOSHIBA Application Installer ❖ Supervisor password ❖ User password ❖ TOSHIBA Face Recognition Utility ❖ TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool Utility ❖ Mouse Utility ❖ TOSHIBA Hardware Setup ❖ TOSHIBA Sleep Utility...

  • Page 117

    The TOSHIBA Assist provides quick access to computer functions and allows you to customize a range of computer settings. To access TOSHIBA Assist, click the Start button and, in the Search field, type TOSHIBA Assist. In the list that appears above, click on your selection.

  • Page 118: Connect

    Utilities TOSHIBA Assist Connect ® The feature available in this category is Bluetooth Settings. (Sample Image) TOSHIBA Assist window – Connect tab...

  • Page 119: Secure

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

  • Page 120

    Utilities TOSHIBA Assist Protect & Fix The feature available in this category is TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool Utility. (Sample Image) TOSHIBA Assist window – Protect & Fix tab...

  • Page 121: Optimize

    The features available in this category are: ❖ Mouse Utility ❖ TOSHIBA Hardware Setup (Hardware Settings) ❖ TOSHIBA Accessibility ❖ TOSHIBA Face Recognition Utility ❖ TOSHIBA Sleep Utility ❖ TOSHIBA eco Utility™ (Sample Image) TOSHIBA Assist window – Optimize tab...

  • Page 122: Toshiba Recovery Media Creator, Toshiba Application Installer

    To reinstall drivers and applications: Click the Start button and, in the Search field, type TOSHIBA Application Installer. In the list that appears above, click on your selection. The TOSHIBA Application Installer window appears.

  • Page 123: Setting Passwords, 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...

  • Page 124

    Utilities Setting passwords To set a supervisor password: Click the Start button and, in the Search field, type TOSHIBA Assist. In the list that appears above, click on your selection. The TOSHIBA Assist window appears. On the left side, click the Secure tab.

  • Page 125: Using 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 126: Deleting A User Password

    Setting passwords Deleting a user password To cancel the power-on password function: Click the Start button and, in the Search field, type TOSHIBA Assist. In the list that appears above, click on your selection. The TOSHIBA Assist window appears. On the left side, click the Secure tab.

  • Page 127: Toshiba Face Recognition Utility

    TOSHIBA does not guarantee that the face recognition utility will accurately screen out unauthorized users at all times. TOSHIBA is not liable for any failure or damage that might arise out of the use of the face...

  • Page 128: 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: Click the Start button and, in the Search field, type PC Diagnostic Tool.

  • Page 129: Mouse Utility

    Click the Start button and, in the Search field, type Mouse. In the list that appears above, click on your selection. Or click the Mouse icon in the Optimize tab of TOSHIBA Assist. The Mouse Properties screen appears. You may change some of the settings in the following categories: ❖...

  • Page 130: Toshiba Hardware Setup

    ❖ Click the Start button and, in the Search field, type HWSetup. In the list that appears above, click on your selection. Or click the TOSHIBA Hardware Settings icon in the Optimize tab TOSHIBA Assist. The TOSHIBA HWSetup screen appears.

  • Page 131

    Utilities TOSHIBA Hardware Setup ❖ Display—Allows you to change various default settings for the built-in display NOTE When the computer restarts, it remembers the last configuration. If data does not appear on the display you are using after starting in Sleep mode, press the key to toggle the display.

  • Page 132: Toshiba Sleep Utility, Starting The Toshiba Sleep Utility, Usb Sleep And Charge

    “USB Sleep and Charge function.” It also displays the remaining battery capacity. Starting the TOSHIBA Sleep Utility Click the Start button and, in the Search field, type Sleep Utility. In the list that appears above, click on your selection.

  • Page 133

    Utilities TOSHIBA Sleep 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 134: Enabling/disabling Usb Sleep And Charge, Power Supply Mode Settings

    Mode, which is the default mode, will charge a wide variety of digital audio players. If your device does not charge in Auto Mode, try using Alternate Mode. To select a different charging mode, use the Power supply mode drop-down list in the utility. (Sample Image) TOSHIBA Sleep Utility screen...

  • Page 135: Toshiba Accessibility

    USB Sleep and Charge in the utility and turn the computer on to charge the device, or use a different charging device. TOSHIBA Accessibility The TOSHIBA Accessibility utility allows you to use the key to create a hot key combination with one of the function keys without pressing the two keys simultaneously as is usually required.

  • Page 136

    The TOSHIBA eco Utility™ monitors your power savings from using the eco power plan by tracking real-time power consumption and accumulated savings over time. To access the TOSHIBA eco Utility™, do one of the following: ❖ Click the Start button and, in the Search field, type eco Utility.

  • Page 137: Toshiba Pc Health Monitor

    This information is used to identify and provide a notification of system conditions that may affect the performance of your TOSHIBA computer. It may also be used to help diagnose problems should the computer require service by TOSHIBA or TOSHIBA's authorized service providers.

  • Page 138

    Utilities TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor You may disable the TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor at any time by ® uninstalling the software via the Windows Control Panel. Doing so will automatically delete all collected information from the internal storage drive. The TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor software does not extend or modify TOSHIBA's obligations under its standard limited warranty in any way.

  • Page 139: 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 140: Problems When You Turn On The Computer

    If Something Goes Wrong Problems when you turn on the computer Click the Applications tab. If a program has stopped responding, the words “not responding” appear beside its name in the list. Select the program you want to close, then click End Task. Closing the failed program should allow you to continue working.

  • Page 141

    If Something Goes Wrong Problems when you turn on the computer The computer displays the WARNING RESUME FAILURE/Windows Error message. Recovery – Windows did not shut down successfully To continue, select Start Windows normally. This can happen if the computer was put into Sleep mode and the battery has discharged.

  • Page 142

    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 “Contacting Toshiba” on page 162.

  • Page 143: Using Startup Options To Fix Problems

    If Something Goes Wrong ® The Windows operating system is not working ❖ 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 144: 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 the Ask button and then clicking Microsoft Customer Support or by going to Toshiba support at support.toshiba.com.

  • Page 145: 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 146: Memory Problems, Power And The Batteries

    If Something Goes Wrong Memory problems Memory problems Incorrectly connected or faulty memory modules may cause errors that seem to be hardware or even software related. It is worthwhile checking for these first: Click the Start button, and then click the Shut down button in the lower-right corner of the Start menu.

  • Page 147

    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 148: Keyboard Problems, Display Problems

    If Something Goes Wrong Keyboard problems Keyboard problems You have connected an external keyboard and the operating system displays one or more keyboard error messages. You may need to update your keyboard driver. Refer to the documentation that came with the keyboard or to the keyboard manufacturer's Web site.

  • Page 149

    If Something Goes Wrong Display problems The screen does not look correct. You can change the display settings by clicking a blank area of the desktop with the secondary control button, then clicking Personalize. This opens the Personalization window. Choose a theme for your desktop background, under Colors, Sounds, and Screen Saver, or change the settings for each of these components individually.

  • Page 150: Disk Or Storage Drive Problems, Error-checking

    If Something Goes Wrong Disk or storage drive problems Disk or storage drive problems Problems with the storage drive or with external media usually show up as an inability to access the drive or as sector errors. Sometimes a drive problem may cause one or more files to appear to have garbage in them.

  • Page 151: Optical Disc Drive Problems

    If Something Goes Wrong Optical disc drive problems Your data files are damaged or corrupted. Refer to your software documentation for file recovery procedures. Many software packages automatically create backup files. You may also be able to recover lost data using utility software. Consult your network administrator.

  • Page 152: Sound System Problems, Printer Problems

    For more information regarding supported optical media formats, refer to the complete detail specifications for your computer at support.toshiba.com. If the problem is with an optical data disc, refer to the software’s documentation and check that the hardware configuration meets the program’s needs.

  • Page 153: Wireless Networking Problems

    If Something Goes Wrong Wireless networking problems Make sure the printer cable is firmly attached to the computer and the printer. Run the printer’s self-test to check for any problem with the printer itself. Make sure you installed the proper printer drivers as shown in the instructions that came with the printer.

  • Page 154

    NOTE To enable or disable wireless communication, use the Hot Key For more information see “Hot Keys/TOSHIBA Cards” on page 164. ❖ Use IPCONFIG to verify that the computer has a useful IP...

  • Page 155: Dvd Operating Problems

    “Checking device properties” on page 145 for instructions on using Device Manager to view the optical disc drive properties. Check the Toshiba Web site for new information on optical disc drives and their operation. A blank screen appears while watching a DVD-ROM movie or title.

  • Page 156: Develop Good Computing Habits

    If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits To turn off the display, select Never in the drop-down lists. Click Save changes. The screen saver runs while you are watching a movie or title. If the screen saver is enabled, it runs on top of any movie or title you are watching.

  • Page 157

    If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits 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 158

    If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits In the input 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 operating system creates the restore point, automatically stamps it with the current date and time, and displays a message that the restore point was successfully...

  • Page 159

    An external hard drive is recommended in case the internal storage drive fails. No additional software is required. Most of the optical disc drives built into recent Toshiba portable computer models can write to (or ‘burn’) as well as read from optical discs.

  • Page 160

    ( ) 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. For more information, see “Enabling/Disabling USB Sleep and Charge”...

  • Page 161

    If you are attempting to charge a device without an AC adaptor connected to the computer, the computer's battery power may be below the limit specified in the TOSHIBA Sleep Utility or the battery may be depleted. Lower the limit in the TOSHIBA...

  • Page 162: Other Toshiba Internet Web Sites, Toshiba's Worldwide Offices

    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 support.toshiba.com. Other Toshiba Internet Web sites toshiba.com...

  • Page 163

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

  • Page 164: Appendix A: Hot Keys/toshiba Cards, Hot Key Cards

    Appendix A Hot Keys/TOSHIBA Cards Hot keys and TOSHIBA Cards provide a quick way to modify selected system functions and to launch applications. There are two types of TOSHIBA Cards: Hot Key Cards and Application Cards. Hot Key Cards The Hot Key Cards are used to set or modify the following system functions: ❖...

  • Page 165: Using The Hot Key Cards, Hot Key Functions

    Hot Keys/TOSHIBA Cards Hot key functions Using the Hot Key Cards The Hot Key Cards are normally hidden from view. The Cards appear when you press the corresponding function key. NOTE Hot keys are keys that, when pressed, turn system functions on and off.

  • Page 166: Volume Mute, Lock (instant Security), Display Brightness

    Hot Keys/TOSHIBA Cards Hot key functions Volume Mute This hot key enables/disables volume mute on your computer. When volume mute is enabled, no sound will come from the speakers or headphones. Lock (Instant security) This hot key displays the help file.

  • Page 167: Output (display Switch)

    Hot Keys/TOSHIBA Cards Hot key functions Output (Display switch) This TOSHIBA Card or hot key cycles through the power-on display options (only the first option is available when you do not have an external monitor attached) (the last option is available only if you are in Extended Display Mode).

  • Page 168: Disabling Or Enabling The Touch Pad

    To swap sides, select Swap Image Display. Disabling or enabling the touch pad This TOSHIBA Card or hot key enables/disables the touch pad. For more information on using the touch pad, see “Using...

  • Page 169: Keyboard Hot Key Functions

    Hot Keys/TOSHIBA Cards Hot key functions Keyboard hot key functions This hot key decreases the speaker volume. This hot key increases the speaker volume. This hot key mutes the sound coming from the computer. This hot key allows you to zoom out.

  • Page 170: Disabling Or Enabling Wireless Devices

    Hot Keys/TOSHIBA Cards Hot key functions Disabling or enabling wireless devices This TOSHIBA Card or hot key enables/disables the optional wireless devices installed in your computer. The wireless modes are: ❖ ® ® Wi-Fi enabled—Enables just the Wi-Fi module. ❖...

  • Page 171: Zoom (display Resolution)

    Hot Keys/TOSHIBA Cards Hot key functions Zoom (Display resolution) This TOSHIBA Card or hot key switches screen resolution. Selecting this Card or pressing the hot key displays the following options: [Space bar] (Sample Image) Screen resolution options Cycle through the screen resolutions, then select the desired...

  • Page 172: 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. Canada UL approved CSA approved United Kingdom Europe VDA approved...

  • Page 173: 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. Alternating Current BIOS Basic Input/Output System BD-ROM Blu-ray Disc Read-Only Memory bits per second Compact Disc CD-ROM Compact Disc Read-Only Memory...

  • Page 174

    Glossary DIMM Dual Inline Memory Module Disk Operating System Dots Per Inch Digital Versatile (or Video) Disc DVD-ROM Digital Versatile (or Video) Disc Read-Only Memory EPROM Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory eSATA external Serial Advanced Technology Attachment File Allocation Table Federal Communications Commission gigabyte Hard Disk Drive HDMI...

  • Page 175

    Glossary Read-Only Memory Real-Time Clock Secure Digital SDRAM Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory Solid State Drive Thin Film Transistor Universal Serial Bus Uniform Resource Locator Wide Area Network World Wide Web 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.

  • Page 176

    Glossary backup—A copy of a file, usually on a removable disk, kept in case the original file is lost or damaged. Basic Input/Output System (BIOS)—See BIOS. baud rate—The speed at which a communication device, such as a printer or modem, transmits information. Baud rate is the number of signal changes per second (not necessarily the same as bits per second).

  • Page 177

    Glossary 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—An individual compact disc. See also CD-ROM. CD-ROM (Compact Disc Read-Only Memory)—A form of high- capacity storage that uses laser optics instead of magnetic means for reading data.

  • Page 178

    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—An on-screen symbol (usually a flashing vertical line) that indicates the position where characters will appear when you enter data.

  • Page 179

    Glossary document—Any file created with an application and, if saved to disk, given a name by which it can be retrieved. See also file. double-click—To press and release the pointing device’s primary button ® rapidly twice without moving the pointing device. In the Windows operating system, this refers to the pointing device’s left button, unless otherwise stated.

  • Page 180

    Glossary file—A collection of related information, saved on disk with a unique name. A file may be a program, information used by a program, or a document. See also document. File Allocation Table (FAT)—The section of a storage drive that keeps track of the location of stored files.

  • Page 181

    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.

  • Page 182

    Glossary LAN (Local Area Network)—A group of computers or other devices dispersed over a relatively limited area and connected by a communications link that enables any device to interact with any other on the network. LED (Light Emitting Diode)—A solid state lamp (SSL) that uses light-emitting diodes (LEDs) as the source of light, which offers long life and high efficiency output.

  • Page 183

    Glossary motherboard—The computer’s main circuit board that contains the processor, memory, and other primary components. MS-DOS prompt—See system prompt. multi-function drive—A DVD drive that can read and write to CD and DVD media. multimedia—A combination of two or more media, such as sound, animation, and video in a computer program or presentation.

  • Page 184

    Glossary password—A unique string of characters entered by a user to verify his or her identity to the computer or the network. PC Card—A credit-card-sized expansion card designed to increase the capabilities of computers. PC Cards provide functions such as modem, fax/modem, hard disk drive, network adapter, sound card, or SCSI adapter.

  • Page 185

    Glossary Random Access Memory—See RAM. Read-Only Memory—See ROM. reboot—See boot, restart. removable disk—A disk that can be removed from a disk drive. A Flash drive is one example of a removable disk. resolution—A measure of the sharpness of the images that can be produced by a printer or displayed on a screen.

  • Page 186

    Glossary shortcut—See keyboard shortcut. ® Sleep—A feature of some Windows operating systems that allows you to turn off the computer without exiting your open applications and to continue from where you left off when you turn the computer on again. software—See program.

  • Page 187

    Glossary Web—See World Wide Web. ® Wi-Fi —A registered trademark term of the Wi-Fi Alliance that stands for Wireless Fidelity, and is another term for the communication protocol to permit an Ethernet connection using wireless communication components. World Wide Web (www)—The worldwide network of Web sites linked together over the Internet.

  • Page 188: Index

    Index charge time 94 charger 94 AC adaptor 40 charging 43 AC power 94 charging the real-time clock AC power light 40 (RTC) 95 accessing conserving power 99 network 112 determine remaining power 97 adding disposal 106 memory indicator light 97 check total memory 53 installation 102 memory (optional) 45...

  • Page 189

    105 connecting battery indicator light 97 AC adaptor 40 BIOS Setup AC adaptor cord to (DC-IN) 42 see TOSHIBA Hardware Setup computer to a network 112 button external device 76 eject, optical disc drive 87 HDMI™-compatible TV or...

  • Page 190

    Index removing with computer on 89 Hot Key Cards 164 DVD player Hot key functions 165 troubleshooting 155 DVDs icon using 86 desktop 109 moving to desktop 109 eject button recycle bin 109 optical disc drive 87 safety 30 eject, optical disc drive 87 installation enabling memory module 45...

  • Page 191

    Index manual eject hole online resources optical disc drive 87 Toshiba 91 media control buttons optical disc mute button 88 Auto-Run feature 89 next track button 88 handling 89 play/pause button 88 inserting 88 previous track button 88 playing optical media 89...

  • Page 192

    37 running computer on battery power 92 printer troubleshooting 152 safety problem solving computer 107 contacting Toshiba 162 disposing of batteries 106 Startup options 143 icons 30 program, starting 84 precautions 37 program, starting from Start menu 85 safety precautions...

  • Page 193

    Optimize tab 121 software Protect & Fix tab 120 Setup Wizard 44 Secure tab 119 software program TOSHIBA eco power plan 101 starting 84 TOSHIBA eco Utility™ 136 starting from Start menu 85 TOSHIBA Face Recognition Utility sounds recording 112...

  • Page 194

    150 Memory card reader 114 Help and Support, Windows® optical disc drive 86 operating system 144 TOSHIBA eco power plan 101 high-pitched noise 152 touch pad 72 installing hardware/software 159 Web Camera 113 keyboard 148...

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