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MSI U180 User Manual

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CHAPTER 1
Preface

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    CHAPTER 1 Preface...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of Content Preface Table of Content ..........................1-2 Regulations Information....................... 1-5 FCC-B Radio Frequency Interference Statement ..............1-5 FCC Conditions ........................1-6 CE Conformity .......................... 1-6 Safety Instructions........................1-7 Safety Guideline for Using Lithium Battery ................1-11 WEEE Statement ......................... 1-15 Trademarks ..........................

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Left Side View......................... 2-15 Rear Side View........................2-17 Bottom Side View ........................2-18 Getting Started Power Management ........................3-2 Connecting the AC Power ......................3-2 Using the Battery Power......................3-4 ECO Engine -- Power Saving Function ..................3-9 Power Management in Windows OS ..................3-11 Energy Saving Tips.........................

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    BIOS Setup About BIOS Setup......................... 4-2 When to Use BIOS Setup......................4-2 How to Run BIOS Setup......................4-2 Control Keys ..........................4-3 BIOS Setup Menu.......................... 4-4 Main Menu..........................4-5 Advanced Menu........................4-7 Boot Menu ..........................4-9 Security Menu......................... 4-10 Save & Exit Menu ........................4-12...

  • Page 5: Regulations Information, Fcc-b Radio Frequency Interference Statement

    Regulations Information FCC-B Radio Frequency Interference Statement This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.

  • Page 6: Fcc Conditions, Ce Conformity

    Shield interface cables and AC power cord, if any, must be used in order to comply with the emission limits. FCC Conditions This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: This device may not cause harmful interference.

  • Page 7: Safety Instructions

    Safety Instructions Read the safety instructions carefully and thoroughly. All cautions and warnings on the equipment or user’s manual should be noted. Keep the User’s Guide that comes with the package for future reference. Keep this equipment away from humidity and high temperature. Lay this equipment on a stable surface before setting it up.

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    Do not leave the equipment in an unconditioned environment with a storage temperature above 60°C (140°F) or below 0°C (32°F), which may damage the equipment. The unit should be operate under maximum ambient temperature of 40°C (120°F). Make sure the power voltage is within safety range and has been adjusted properly to the value of 100~240V before connecting the equipment to the power outlet.

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    Always keep the strong magnetic or electrical objects away from the equipment. When installing the coaxial cable to the TV Tuner, it is necessary to ensure that the metal shield is reliable connected to protective earthing system of the building. Cable distribution system should be grounded (earthed) in accordance with ANSI/NFPA 70, the National Electrical Code (NEC), in particular Section 820.93, Grounding of Outer Conductive Shield of a Coaxial Cable.

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    1-10 Green Product Features Reduced energy consumption during use and stand-by Limited use of substances harmful to the environment and health Easily dismantled and recycled Reduced use of natural resources by encouraging recycling Extended product lifetime through easy upgrades Reduced solid waste production through take-back policy Environmental Policy The product has been designed to enable proper reuse of parts and recycling and should not be thrown away...

  • Page 11: Safety Guideline For Using Lithium Battery

    1-11 Safety Guideline for Using Lithium Battery (English) CAUTION: Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the equipment manufacturer. Discard used batteries according to manufacturer’s instructions. (French) (Français) ATTENTION: II y a danger d’explosion s’il y a remplacement incorrect de la batterie. Remplacer uniquement avec une batterie du meme type ou d’un type équivalent recommandé...

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    1-12 (Turkish) (Türkçe) UYARI: Pil yanlıs yerleştirilirse patlayabilir. Aynı ya da muadili bir pille degistiriniz. Kullanılmış pilleri üreticinin talimatlarına göre degerlendiriniz. (Greek) (Ελληνικά) ΠΡΟΣΟΧΗ: Κίνδυνος έκρηξης εάν η μπαταρία τοποθετηθεί λανθασμένα. Να αντικαθιστάτε μόνο με τον ίδιο ή αντίστοιχο τύπο με αυτό που συνιστά ο κατασκευαστής του εξοπλισμού. Να απορρίπτετε τις χρησιμοποιημένες μπαταρίες...

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    1-13 (Korean) (한국어) 주의: 배터리를 올바로 교체하지 않으면 폭발할 위험이 있습니다. 타입이 장치 제조업체에서 권장하는 것과 동일하거나 동등한 배터리로만 교체하십시오. 사용한 배터리는 제조업체의 지침에 따라 폐기하십시오. (Vietnamese) (Tieng Viet) LƯU Ý: Thay thế pin không tương thích có thể dẫn đến nguy cơ bị nổ. Chỉ thay thế bằng pin cùng loại hoặc loại tương ứng khuyên dùng bởi nhà...

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    1-14 (Portuguese) (Português) ADVERTÊNCIA: Perigo de explosão se a bateria é substituída incorrectamente. Substitua somente com o mesmo tipo ou equivalente recomendado por o fabricante do seu equipamento. Descarte as baterias utilizadas de acordo com as instruções do fabricante. (Swedish) (Svenska) VARNING: Explosionsfara vid felaktigt batteribyte.

  • Page 15: Weee Statement

    1-15 (Croatian) (Hrvatski) OPREZ: Opasnost od eksplozije ako se baterija zamijeni neprikladnom. Zamijenite je samo jednakom ili nadomjesnom vrstom prema preporuci proizvođača. Istrošene baterije zbrinite u skladu s uputama proizvođača. (Estonian) (Eesti) ETTEVAATUST! Plahvatusoht, kui aku on valesti paigaldatud. Asendage ainult sama või tootja poolt soovitatud võrdväärse akuga.

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    1-16 (French) (Français) Au sujet de la directive européenne (EU) relative aux déchets des équipement électriques et électroniques, directive 2002/96/EC, prenant effet le 13 août 2005, que les produits électriques et électroniques ne peuvent être déposés dans les décharges ou tout simplement mis à la poubelle. Les fabricants de ces équipements seront obligés de récupérer certains produits en fin de vie.

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    1-17 (Turkish) (Türkçe) Avrupa Birliği (AB) Kararnamesi Elektrik ve Elektronik Malzeme Atığı, 2002/96/EC Kararnamesi altında 13 Ağustos 2005 tarihinden itibaren geçerli olmak üzere, elektrikli ve elektronik malzemeler diğer atıklar gibi çöpe atılamayacak ve bu elektonik cihazların üreticileri, cihazların kullanım süreleri bittikten sonra ürünleri geri toplamakla yükümlü...

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    1-18 (Traditional Chinese ) 歐盟已制訂有關廢電機電子設備法令,亦即自 2005 年 8 月 13 日生效的 2002/96/EC, (繁體中文) 明文規定「電機電子設備產品」不可再以都市廢棄物處理,且所有相關電子設備製造商,均須在產品使用壽命結束後進行 回收。 (Simplified Chinese ) (简体中文) 欧盟已制订有关废电机电子设备法令,亦即自 2005 年 8 月 13 日生效的 2002/96/EC,明 文规定「电机电子设备产品」不可再以都市废弃物处理,且所有相关电子设备制造商,均需在产品使用寿命结束后进行回 收。 (Japanese) (日本語) 2005 年 8 月 13 日以降に EU 加盟国を流通する電気・電子製品には WEEE 指令によりゴミ箱に×印のリ サイクルマークの表示が義務づけられており、廃棄物として捨てることの禁止とリサイクルが義務づけられています。...

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    1-19 (Indonesian) (Bahasa Indonesia) Sesuai dengan Regulasi Uni Eropa ("UE") perihal WEEE (Limbah Peralatan Listrik dan Elektronik), Directive 2002/96/EC, yang berlaku sejak 13, 2005, produk "peralatan listrik dan elektronik" tidak lagi dapat dibuang sebagai sampah umum dan pabrik peralatan elektronik diwajibkan untuk mengambil kembali produk tersebut pada saat masa pakainya habis.

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    1-20 (Swedish) (Svenska) Under Europeiska unionens ("EU") Weee-direktiv (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment), Direktiv 2002/96/EC, vilket trädde i kraft 13 augusti, 2005, kan inte produkter från "elektriska och elektroniska utrustningar" kastas i den vanliga hushållssoporna längre och tillverkare av inbyggd elektronisk utrustning kommer att tvingas att ta tillbaka sådan produkter när de är förbrukade.

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    1-21 (Norwegian) (Norsk) Under den europeiske unionens ("EU") direktiv om deponering av elektronisk og elektrisk utstyr, direktiv 2002/96/EC, som trer i effekt 13. august 2005, kan ikke produkter av "elektronisk og elektrisk ustyr" lenger deponeres som husholdningsavfall og fabrikantene av disse produktene er forpliktet å ta tilbake slike produkter ved slutten av produktets levetid.

  • Page 22: Trademarks

    1-22 Trademarks All trademarks are the properties of their respective owners. Revision History Version Revision Note Date First release 07, 2011...

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    CHAPTER 2 Introductions...

  • Page 24: Manual Map

    Congratulations on becoming an user of this notebook, the finely designed notebook. This brand-new exquisite notebook will give you a delightful and professional experience in using notebook. We are proud to tell our users that this notebook is thoroughly tested and certified by our reputation for unsurpassed dependability and customer satisfaction.

  • Page 25: Unpacking

    Chapter 4, BIOS Setup, provides information on BIOS Setup program and allows you to configure the system for optimum use. Unpacking First, unpack the shipping carton and check all items carefully. If any item contained is damaged or missing, please contact your local dealer immediately. Also, keep the box and packing materials in case you need to ship the unit in the future.

  • Page 26: Specification

    Specification ® Support Processor Intel Atom (Cedarview-M) processor L2 Cache 512KB Special Notification The actual processor preinstalled in the notebook depends on the model you purchased. Please contact the local dealer for detailed information. Core Chips North Bridge Cedarview ® South Bridge Intel NM10...

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    Power AC/DC Adapter 40W, 19V Input: 100~240V~1.5A 50~60Hz Output: 19V 2.1A Battery Type 3 / 6 cell (optional) RTC Battery I/O Port Monitor (VGA) 15 pin D-Sub x 1 x 2 (USB version 2.0) HDMI Mic-in Headphone Out RJ45 Card Reader x 1 (SD / MMC) The supported memory cards may vary without notice.

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    Bluetooth Optionally Supported WiMax Optionally Supported Audio ® Sound Interface Realtek ALC269 Internal Speaker 2 speakers with housing Sound Volume Adjust by K/B hot-key & SW Video Dual View Function LCD or CRT will be auto detected when connected. External Display Output Supported Display LCD Type...

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    Physical Characteristic Dimension 263 (W) x 186 (D) x 21.26 (H) mm Weight 850g (without battery pack) Others Kensington Lock Hole Compliance WHQL...

  • Page 30: Product Overview, Top-open View

    Product Overview This section provides the description of basic aspects of the notebook. It will help you to know more about the appearance of this notebook before using it. Please be aware that the notebook shown in this section may vary from the actual one that users purchased. Top-open View The figure of top-open view and description shown below will lead you to browse the main operating area of your notebook.

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    1. Webcam This built-in Webcam can be used for picture taking, video recoding or conferencing, and any other interactive applications. 2. Internal Microphone There is built-in microphone and its function is the same with microphone. 3. Touchpad This is the pointing device of the notebook. 4.

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    2-10 Wireless LAN LED indicator glows green when Wireless LAN function is enabled. Wireless LAN LED indicator glows blue when WiMax function is enabled. Wireless LAN / LED indicator goes out when this function is disabled. WiMax (optional) Note that WiMax is an optional function. Note: For flight safety consideration, make sure this LED indicator goes out when you are in flight.

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    2-11 5. Keyboard The built-in keyboard provides all the functions of a full-sized keyboard. Quick Launch [Fn] Buttons Use the [Fn] buttons on the keyboard to activate the specific applications or tools. With the help of these quick launch buttons, users will be able to do work more efficiently. Press and hold the Fn button, and then press the F6 button to turn the Webcam function on.

  • Page 34: Front Side View

    2-12 Front Side View Stereo Speakers 1. Stereo Speakers Give high quality sound blaster with stereo system and Hi-Fi function supported.

  • Page 35: Right Side View

    2-13 Right Side View 1. Card Reader 2. Audio Port Connectors 3. USB Port 4. RJ-45 Connector 1. Card Reader The built-in card reader may support various types of memory card, such as MMC (Multi-Media Card), SD (Secure Digital) cards. Contact the local dealer for further and correct information and be noted that the supported memory cards may vary without notice.

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    2-14 3. USB Port The USB port allows you to connect USB-interface peripheral devices, such as the mouse, keyboard, modem, portable hard disk module, printer and more. 4. RJ-45 Connector The Ethernet connector is used to connect a LAN cable for network connection.

  • Page 37: Left Side View

    2-15 Left Side View Kensington Lock Ventilator Power Connector VGA Port HDMI Port Power Switch 1. Kensington Lock This notebook provides a Kensington Lock hole, which allows users to secure the notebook in place with a key or some mechanical PIN device and attached through a rubberised metal cable.

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    2-16 4. VGA Port The 15-pin D-sub VGA port allows you to connect an external monitor or other standard VGA-compatible device (such as a projector) for a great view of the computer display. 5. HDMI Port HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) is a new interface standard for PCs, displays and consumer electronics devices that supports standard, enhanced and high-definition video, plus multi-channel digital audio on a single cable.

  • Page 39: Rear Side View

    2-17 Rear Side View Battery Pack 1. Battery Pack This notebook will be powered by the battery pack when the AC/DC adapter is disconnected.

  • Page 40: Bottom Side View

    2-18 Bottom Side View Battery Release Button Battery Pack Battery Lock/ Unlock Button 1. Battery Release Button It is a bounce-back device as a preparation for releasing the battery pack. Slide it with one hand and pull the battery pack carefully with the other. 2.

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    2-19 3. Battery Lock/ Unlock Button Battery cannot be moved when the button is positioned on lock status. Once the button is slid to unlock position, the battery is removable.

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    CHAPTER 3 Getting Started...

  • Page 43: Power Management, Connecting The Ac Power

    Power Management Connecting the AC power It is strongly recommended to connect the AC/DC adapter to the notebook and use the AC power while using this notebook for the first time. When the AC power is connected, recharging the battery will start immediately. Note that the AC/DC adapter included in the package is approved for your notebook;...

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    Connecting the AC Power 1. Unpack the package to find the AC/DC adapter and power cord. 2. Attach the power cord to the connector of the AC/DC adapter. 3. Plug the DC end of the adapter to the notebook, and the male end of the power cord to the electrical outlet.

  • Page 45: Using The Battery Power

    Using the Battery Power This notebook is equipped with a high-capacity Li-ion battery pack. The rechargeable Li-ion battery pack is an internal power source of the notebook. Be aware of that this battery pack may be damaged if users try to disassemble the battery pack on their own.

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    Installing the Battery Pack To insert the battery pack, following the steps below: 1. Use both hands to align and insert the battery pack into the compartment with correct orientation. 2. Slightly slide and press the battery pack into the right position until the battery back is fastened in the compartment.

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    Releasing the Battery Pack It is always recommended to have another battery in reserve for enough power supply. Please contact your local dealer to buy a battery pack that is compliant to your notebook. To remove the battery pack, following the steps below: 1.

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    Battery Safety Tips Replacing or handling the battery incorrectly may present a risk of fire or explosion, which could cause serious injury. Only replace the main battery pack with the same or equivalent type of battery. Do not disassemble, short-circuit or incinerate batteries or store them to temperatures above +60°...

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    Charging the Battery Pack The battery pack can be recharged while it is installed in the notebook. Please pay attention to the following tips before recharging the battery: If a charged battery pack is not available, save your work and close all running programs and shut down the system or Save-to-Disk.

  • Page 50: Eco Engine -- Power Saving Function

    ECO Engine -- Power Saving Function (Optionally supported) Enabling the ECO Engine ECO Engine, the outstanding and unique power saving function, provides various power saving modes – Gaming mode, Movie mode, Presentation mode, Office mode, and Turbo Battery mode, to extend the battery running time while performing different tasks with this notebook. Read the instructions bellow to activate the ECO Engine power saving function: 1.

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    3-10 Presentation Mode Select this mode while performing presentation applications. Office Mode Select this mode while dealing with office documentation tasks. Turbo Battery Mode Select this mode to maximize the battery running time. ECO Off Selected to disable ECO Engine.

  • Page 52: Power Management In Windows Os

    3-11 Power Management in Windows OS Power management of personal computers (PCs) and monitors has the potential to save significant amounts of electricity as well as deliver environmental benefits. To be energy efficient, turn off your display or set your PC to Sleep/ Hibernate mode after a period of user inactivity. Follow the instructions below to adjust the power management settings in Windows OS: 1.

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  • Page 54: Energy Saving Tips

    3-13 Energy Saving Tips Activate the ECO power saving function to manage the computer’s energy consumption. Turn off the monitor after a period of user inactivity. Utilize the Fn and F12 sleep mode keys to turn into power saving mode. Tune the settings in Power Options under Windows OS to optimize the computer’s power management.

  • Page 55: Basic Operations, Safety And Comfort Tips

    3-14 Basic Operations If you are a beginner to the notebook, please read the following instructions to assure your own safety, and make yourself comfortable during the operations. Safety and Comfort Tips The notebook is a portable platform that allows you to work anywhere. However, choosing a good workspace is important if you have to work with your notebook for a long period of time.

  • Page 56: Having A Good Work Habit

    3-15 1. Keep your hands and feet with optimal comfort. 2. Adjust the angle and position of LCD panel. 3. Adjust the desk’s height. 4. Sit straight and keep a good posture. 5. Adjust the chair’s height. Having a Good Work Habit Have a good work habit is important if you have to work with your notebook for long periods of time;...

  • Page 57: Knowing The Keyboard

    3-16 Knowing the Keyboard This notebook provides a full-functioned keyboard. This keyboard can be divided into four categories: Typewriter keys, Cursor keys, Numeric keys and Function keys. Typewriter keys Numeric keys Cursor keys / Function keys The keyboard shown here may vary from the actual one, depending on which county users purchase the...

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    3-17 Typewriter Keys In addition to providing the major function of the keyboard, these typewrite keys also provide several keys for special purposes, such as [Ctrl,] [Alt,] and [Esc] key. When the lock keys are pressed, the corresponding LEDs will light up to indicate their status: Num Lock: Press and hold the [Fn] key and press this key to toggle the Num Lock on and off.

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    3-18 Cursor Keys The four cursor (arrow) keys and [Home], [PgUp], [PgDn], [End] keys are used to control the cursor movement. Move the cursor left for one space. Move the cursor right for one space. Move the cursor up for one line. Move the cursor down for one line.

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    3-19 Move to the end of the line (or document). The Backspace key, [Ins] and [Del] keys at upper right corner are use for editing purpose. This key is used to switch the typing mode between “insert” and “overtype” modes. Press this key to delete one character to the right of the cursor and move the following text left for one space.

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    3-20 [Fn] Key Switch the display output mode between the LCD, external monitor and both. Enable or disable the touchpad function. Decrease the LCD brightness. Increase the LCD brightness. Decrease the built-in speaker’s volume. Increase the built-in speaker’s volume.

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    3-21 Disable the computer’s audio function. Force the computer into sleep mode (depending on the system configuration). Quick Launch [Fn] Buttons Press and hold the Fn button, and then press the F6 button to turn the Webcam function on. Press again to turn it off. Read the icon on behalf of the Webcam function appearing on the Webcam display to learn the Webcam function status.

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    3-22 Press and hold the Fn button, and then press the F11 button repeatedly to enable or disable the Bluetooth or WLAN or WiMax function recurrently. Read the icon on behalf of the function of Bluetooth or WLAN or Bluetooth/ WLAN/ WiMax WiMax appearing on the display to learn the function status.

  • Page 64: Knowing The Touchpad

    3-23 Knowing the Touchpad The touchpad integrated in your notebook is a pointing device that is compatible with standard mouse, allowing you to control the notebook by pointing the location of the cursor on the screen and making selection with its two buttons. 1.

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    3-24 Using the Touchpad Read the following description to learn how to use the touchpad: Configuring the Touchpad You can customize the pointing device to meet your personal needs. For example, if you are a left-handed user, you may want to swap the functions of the two buttons. In addition, you can change the size, shape, moving speed and other advanced features of the cursor on the screen.

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    3-25 that your each tap on the touchpad is equivalent to pressing the left button. Tapping twice more rapidly on the touchpad is to execute a double-click. Drag and Drop You can move files or objects in your notebook by using drag-and-drop. To do so, place the cursor on the desired item and slightly tap twice on the touchpad, and then keep your fingertip in contact with the touchpad on the second tap.

  • Page 67: About Hard Disk Drive

    3-26 About Hard Disk Drive Your notebook is equipped with a 2.5-inch hard disk drive. The hard disk drive is a storage device with much higher speed and larger capacity than other storage devices, such as the floppy disk drive and optical storage device.

  • Page 68: Connecting The External Devices, Using The External Optical Storage Device

    3-27 Connecting the External Devices The I/O (input/output) ports on the notebook allow you to connect peripheral devices. All devices listed here are for reference only. Using the External Optical Storage Device An optional external optical storage device may come with the package of the notebook. The actual external optical storage device may vary depending on the model you purchased.

  • Page 69: Connecting The Peripheral Devices

    3-28 Connecting the Peripheral Devices Connecting the USB devices This notebook provides USB ports for connecting various USB devices, such as mouse, keyboard, digital camera, webcam, printer, and external optical storage device, etc. To connect these devices, install the drivers for each device first if necessary, and then connect the device to the notebook. This notebook is capable to auto detect the USB devices installed, and if there is no detection of the devices, please manually enable the USB devices by going to Start Menu / Control Panel / Add Hardware to add the new device.

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    3-29 Connecting the External Display Devices This notebook provides a VGA port for connecting a larger display with higher resolution. The 15-pin D-sub VGA port allows users to connect an external monitor or other standard VGA-compatible device (such as a projector) for a great view of the notebook display. To connect the external display, make sure the notebook and the external display are both powered off, and then connect the display to the notebook.

  • Page 71: Connecting The Communication Devices

    3-30 Connecting the Communication Devices Using the LAN The RJ-45 connector of the notebook allows you to connect the LAN (local area network) devices, such as a hub, switch and gateway, to build a network connection. For more instructions or detailed steps on connecting to the LAN, please ask your MIS staff or network manager for help.

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    3-31 Using Wireless LAN Connection (optionally supported) This notebook is equipped with wireless LAN module which allows users to perform fast data transmission with the standard IEEE 802.11 for wireless LAN. This gives users the mobility to move around within a broad coverage area and still be connected to the network. By using the 64-bit/128-bit Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) encryption technology and Wi-Fi Protected Access feature, the optional built-in wirelesses LAN is capable to achieve a more efficient and a more secure solution to the wireless communication.

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    3-32 Using Bluetooth Connection (optionally supported) This notebook is equipped with Bluetooth module which allows users to connect various Bluetooth-enabled devices to the notebook. Bluetooth provides a way to connect and exchange information between devices such as mobile phones, personal computers, printers, GPS receivers, PDAs, digital cameras, and video game consoles through a secure, globally unlicensed Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) 2.4 GHz short-range radio frequency bandwidth.

  • Page 74: Components Replacement And Upgrade

    3-33 Components Replacement and Upgrade Please be noticed that the memory, hard disk drive, wireless LAN module and battery pack preinstalled in the product users purchased may be upgradable or replaceable by user’s request depending on the models users purchased.

  • Page 75

    3-34 This notebook is equipped with a high-capacity Li-ion battery pack, and the battery pack is replaceable by users. To replace the battery pack, please refer to the section of Using the Battery power for details. This notebook is equipped with a wireless LAN module, and the module may be upgradable and replaceable by authorized dealer or service center.

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    3-35 To learn more about upgrade limitation, please refer to the specification in the User’s Manual provided. For any further information about the product users purchased, please contact the local dealer. Do not attempt to upgrade or replace any component of the product, if you are not an authorized dealer or service center, since it may cause the warranty void.

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    CHAPTER 4 BIOS Setup...

  • Page 78: About Bios Setup, When To Use Bios Setup, How To Run Bios Setup

    About BIOS Setup When to Use BIOS Setup? You may need to run the BIOS Setup when: An error message appears on the screen during the system booting up and is requested to run SETUP. You want to change the default settings for customized features. You want to reload the default BIOS settings.

  • Page 79: Control Keys

    Control Keys You can use only the keyboard to control the cursor in the BIOS Setup Utility. Press left arrow to select one Press right arrow to select one menu title. menu title. Press up arrow to select one item Press down arrow to select one under the menu title.

  • Page 80: Bios Setup Menu

    BIOS Setup Menu Once you enter the BIOS Setup Utility, the Main Menu will appear on the screen. Select the tags to enter the other menus. Main Menu Show system overview information about BIOS version, CPU features, memory size and setting of system time and date. Advanced Menu Adjust the advanced settings, such as power consumption, USB/ PCI devices, of the notebook in order to achieve a better performance.

  • Page 81: Main Menu

    Main Menu System Date This item allows you to set the system date. The date format is [day:month:date:year]. Day of the week, from Sun to Sat, which is determined by BIOS (read-only). The month from 01 (January) to 12 (December). Month (Month) Date (Date) The date from 01 to 31.

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    System Information This item provides the information about the firmware, processor, and system memory.

  • Page 83: Advanced Menu

    Advanced Menu PCI Latency Timer This item controls how long each PCI device can hold the bus before another takes over. When set to higher values, every PCI device can conduct transactions for a longer time and thus improve the effective PCI bandwidth.

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    USB Configuration Select this item to enter the sub-menu: Legacy USB Support Selecting Enabled allows users to use USB devices, such as mouse, keyboard, or portable disk, in DOS system; or allows users to boot the system by USB device. Setting options: Enabled, Disabled and Auto.

  • Page 85: Boot Menu

    Boot Menu Boot Configuration Configure settings during system boot. Bootup NumLock State This setting is to set the Num Lock State when the system is powered on. Setting to On will turn on the Num Lock key when the system is powered on.

  • Page 86: Security Menu

    4-10 Security Menu Administrator Password When this item is selected, a message box shall appear on the screen as below: Type a maximum of 20-digit password and press [Enter]. The password typed now will replace any previously set password from CMOS memory. You may also press [ESC] to abandon new password setting.

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    4-11 The Password Check item is used to specify the type of BIOS password protection that is implemented. Settings are described below: The password is required only when users try to access to Setup BIOS SETUP UTILITY. The password is required every time when the Notebook is Always powered on or when users try to access to BIOS SETUP UTILITY.

  • Page 88: Save & Exit Menu

    4-12 Save & Exit Menu Save Changes and Reset Save the changes you have made and reset the utility. Discard Changes and Exit Exit the utility without saving the changes you have made. Load Setup Defaults Select this item to load the default settings.

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