® Series User’s Guide If you need assistance: Toshiba’s Support Website pcsupport.toshiba.com Toshiba Global Support Centre Calling within the United States (800) 457-7777 Calling from outside the United States (949) 859-4273 For more information, see “If Something Goes Wrong” on page 159 in this guide.
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,...
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 ®...
This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Contact either: Toshiba’s Support Website at pcsupport.toshiba.com. Or call the Toshiba Global Support Centre: Within the United States at (800) 457-7777 Outside the United States at (949) 859-4273 Industry Canada requirement This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
If trouble is experienced with this equipment, for repair or limited warranty information, please contact Toshiba Corporation, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. or an authorized representative of Toshiba, or the Toshiba Support Centre within the United States at (800) 457-7777 or Outside the United States at (949) 859-4273.
provided may not be a 900 number or any other number for which charges exceed local or long-distance transmission charges.) In order to program this information into your fax transmission, refer to the fax software instructions installed on this computer. 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...
USOC RJ11C. 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...
Wireless LAN device prior to turning on the equipment. Regulatory Information The TOSHIBA Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card must be installed and used in strict accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions as described in the user documentation that comes with the product. This device complies with the following radio frequency and safety standards.
ETS 300 328 Technical requirements for radio equipment. ETS 300 826 General EMC requirements for radio equipment. English: Hereby, TOSHIBA Corp. Digital Media Network Company, declares that this Radio LAN device is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
Radio LAN device in overeenstemming is met de essentiële eisen en de andere relevante bepalingen van richtlijn 1999/5/EG. Bij deze TOSHIBA Corp. Digital Media Network Company dat deze Radio LAN device voldoet aan de essentiële eisen en aan de overige relevante bepalingen van Richtlijn 1999/5/EC.
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. In normal operating configuration, the LCD in the upright position, the distance between the antenna and the user should not be less than 20 cm.
Radio Frequency Interference Requirements This device is restricted to indoor use due to its operation in the 5.15 GHz to 5.25 GHz frequency range. FCC requires this product to be used indoors for frequency range 5.15 GHz to 5.25 GHz to reduce the potential for harmful interference to co-channel Mobile Satellite systems.
This equipment uses a frequency bandwidth from 2,400 MHz to 2,483.5 MHz. It is possible to avoid the band of mobile object identification systems. 3. TOSHIBA Direct PC Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 17:00 Toll Free Tel: 0120-13-1100 Direct Dial: 03-3457-5916...
Device Authorization This device obtains the Technical Regulation Conformity Certification and the Technical Conditions Compliance Approval, and it belongs to the device class of radio equipment of low-power data communication system radio station stipulated in the Radio Law and the Telecommunications Business Law of Japan. The Name of the radio equipment: refer to the equipment label provided on the computer JAPAN APPROVALS INSTITUTE FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS...
802.11b (2.4 GHz) Australia Austria Belgium Canada Denmark Finland France Germany Greece Ireland Italy Liechtenstein Luxembourg Netherlands New Zealand Norway Portugal Sweden Switzerland Europe - Restrictions for use of 2.4 GHz Frequencies in European Community Countries België/ For private usage outside buildings across public grounds over less than Belgique: 300m no special registration with IBPT/BIPT is required.
E’necessaria la concessione ministeriale anche per l’uso interno. Verificare con i rivenditori la procedura da seguire. 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. 802.11a (5 GHz) Australia Austria...
To remain in conformance with European spectrum usage laws for Wireless LAN operation, the above 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz channel limitations apply. The user should use the wireless LAN utility to check the current channel of operation. If operation is occurring outside of the allowable frequencies as listed above, the user must cease operating the Wireless LAN at that location and consult the local technical support staff responsible for the wireless network.
802.11b (2.4 GHz) Australia Austria Belgium Canada Denmark Finland France Germany Greece Ireland Italy Liechtenstein Luxembourg Netherlands New Zealand Norway Portugal Sweden Switzerland 802.11a (5 GHz) Australia Austria Belgium Canada Denmark Finland France Germany Greece Ireland Italy Liechtenstein Luxembourg Netherlands New Zealand Norway Portugal...
Sweden Switzerland Uruguay Venezuela Approved Countries/Regions for use for the Toshiba Mini PCI Wireless LAN Card This equipment is approved to the radio standard by the countries/regions in the following table. Do not use this equipment except in the countries/regions in the following table.
Always use Bluetooth cards from TOSHIBA in order to enable wireless networks over two or more (up to a total of seven) TOSHIBA portable computers using these cards. Please contact TOSHIBA PC product support on Web site http://www.toshiba-europe.com/computers/tnt/bluetooth.htm in Europe or pcsupport.toshiba.com in the United States for more information.
Because products with Bluetooth wireless technology operate within the guidelines found in radio frequency safety standards and recommendations, TOSHIBA believes Bluetooth wireless technology is safe for use by consumers. These standards and recommendations reflect the consensus of the scientific community and result from deliberations of panels and committees of scientists who continually review and interpret the extensive research literature.
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.
NOTE Changes or modifications made to this equipment not expressly approved by TOSHIBA or parties authorized by TOSHIBA could void the user’ s authority to operate the equipment. Taiwan Article 14 Unless approved, for any model accredited low power radio frequency...
This equipment uses a frequency bandwidth from 2,400 MHz to 2,483.5 MHz. It is impossible to avoid the band of mobile object identification systems. 3. TOSHIBA Direct PC Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 17:00 Toll Free Tel: 0120-13-1100 Direct Dial: 03-3457-5916...
Multi-drive or any other optical drive. You could damage the drive. 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.
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Keeping yourself comfortable ......41 Precautions............41 Important information on your computer’s cooling fan ..........44 Setting up your computer ........44 Setting up your software........45 Registering your computer with Toshiba ....46 Adding external devices ..........47 Connecting the AC Adapter ........47 Charging the main battery........50...
Contents Using the computer for the first time ......51 Opening the display panel .........51 Your computer’s features and specifications ..52 Turning on the power ........52 Adding memory ............53 Installing a memory module ......54 Removing a memory module......57 Using the TouchPad™..........59 Scrolling with the TouchPad™...
Restoring your work .........92 Powering down the computer .........93 Using Turn Off Computer or Shut Down ...94 Using Hibernation ..........96 Using Standby ..........98 Toshiba’s online resources ........100 Chapter 3: Mobile Computing..........101 Toshiba’s energy-saver design......101 Running the computer on battery power ....102...
Contents Battery Notice ..........102 Charging the batteries...........103 Charging the main battery.......104 Charging the RTC battery........105 Monitoring battery power ........106 What to do when the battery alarm sounds ..108 Changing batteries ..........109 Taking care of your battery ........111 Safety precautions ..........111 Maximizing battery life ........112 Disposing of used batteries ........114 Conserving power ..........115...
Inserting a PC Card .........134 Removing a PC Card ........135 Setting up a PC Card for your computer ..135 Connecting your modem to a telephone line..136 Connecting to a phone line ......136 Chapter 5: Toshiba Utilities............138 ® Fn-esse ...............139 ®...
Contents Using the TOSHIBA Zooming Utility......153 Using the TOSHIBA Touch and Launch utility ..154 Chapter 6: If Something Goes Wrong ........159 Problems that are easy to fix ........159 Problems when you turn on the computer....161 ® The Windows operating system is not working..163 Using Startup options to fix problems ....164...
Display brightness ..........209 Disabling or enabling the TouchPad .....210 Zooming applications in/out .........210 Keyboard hot keys ..........211 Appendix B: Power Cord/Cable Connectors......212 Appendix C: Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer............213 Getting Started............214 Starting ConfigFree .........214 ConfigFree Utilities..........216 Connectivity Doctor ........216 Search for Wireless Devices ......219...
Introduction Welcome to the world of powerful, portable, multimedia computing. With your Toshiba notebook computer, your work and entertainment can accompany you wherever you ® ® You will find your operating system, Microsoft Windows XP, already installed on your computer. Your operating system offers exciting features, multimedia enjoyment, and easy Internet access.
Toshiba's Web site at pcsupport.toshiba.com While Toshiba has made every effort at the time of publication to ensure the accuracy of the information provided herein, product specifications, configurations, prices, system/ component/options availability are all subject to change without notice.
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...
Other documentation Your computer comes with the following documentation: An electronic version of the user’s guide It may also contain guides for other programs that may come with your system. For accessory information, visit Toshiba's Web site at accessories.toshiba.com.
To stay current on the most recent software and hardware options for your computer, and for other product information, be sure to regularly check the Toshiba Web site at pcsupport.toshiba.com. If you have a problem or need to contact Toshiba, see “If Something Goes Wrong” on page 159.
Chapter 1 Getting Started This chapter provides tips for working comfortably, summarizes how to connect components, and explains what to do the first time you use your notebook computer. Selecting a place to work Your computer is portable and designed to be used in a variety of circumstances and locations.
Extreme heat, cold, or humidity Liquids and corrosive chemicals Keeping yourself comfortable The Toshiba Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort contains helpful information for setting up your work environment and tips for working comfortably throughout the day. Precautions Your computer is designed to provide optimum safety and ease of use, and to withstand the rigors of travel.
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. If any of these eventualities should accidentally occur, immediately: 1.
Getting Started Selecting a place to work Some PC Cards can become hot with prolonged use. Overheating of a PC Card can result in errors or instability in its operation. Before you remove a PC Card, always wait for it to cool. You could get burned removing a hot PC Card.
Getting Started Setting up your computer special program to check for viruses. Ask your dealer to help you. Important information on your computer’s cooling fan Your computer may have a CPU cooling fan that cools the CPU by drawing outside air into the computer. The cooling fan may be located on the bottom of the computer.
Getting Started Setting up your computer To use external power or to charge the battery you must attach the AC adapter. See “Connecting the AC Adapter” on page To register your computer online or to sign up for an Internet account, you must either connect the built-in modem to a telephone line or establish a Local Area Network (LAN) connection.
If you opt not to register at that time, you can either double-click the icon on your desktop or go to the Toshiba web site at register.toshiba.com. Customer failure to complete Product Registration will not diminish Customer rights under this limited Warranty.
Getting Started Adding external devices Adding external devices NOTE Before adding external devices or memory, Toshiba recommends setting up your software. See “Setting up your software” on page After starting your computer for the first time you may want Add more memory (see “Adding memory”...
Use only the AC adapter supplied with your computer or an equivalent adapter that is compatible. Use of any incompatible adapter could damage your computer. Toshiba assumes no liability for any damage caused by use of an incompatible adapter.
Getting Started Connecting the AC Adapter To connect AC power to the computer: Connect the power cord/cable to the AC adapter. Sample connecting the power cord/cable to the AC adapter Handling the cord on this product will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Getting Started Charging the main battery Green when the battery is fully charged If the battery light flashes amber during charging, either the battery pack is malfunctioning, or it is not receiving input from the AC power supply. Disconnect the AC cable and remove the battery pack.
Getting Started Using the computer for the first time TECHNICAL NOTE: When your computer is using all of the power provided by the AC Adapter to run applications, features, and devices, the recharging of the battery cannot occur. Your computer's Power Saver utility can be used to select a power level setting that reduces the power required for system operation and will allow the battery to recharge.
Getting Started Using the computer for the first time Small bright dots may appear on your screen display when you turn on your PC. Your display contains an extremely large number of thin-film transistors (TFT) and is manufactured using high-precision technology. Any small bright dots that may appear on your display are an intrinsic characteristic of the TFT manufacturing technology.
You may want to increase the computer’s memory if you use complex software or process large amounts of data. For more information on memory options, check the accessories information that came with your computer, or visit accessories.toshiba.com.
Getting Started Adding memory Installing a memory module Additional memory modules can be installed in the memory module slots on the base of the computer. You will need a standard Phillips No.1 screwdriver for this procedure. To avoid damaging the computer’s screws, use a standard Phillips No.
Getting Started Adding memory Close the display panel and turn the computer upside down to locate the memory module slot cover. Memory module slot cover Sample locating the memory module slot cover Using a standard Phillips No. 1 screwdriver, unscrew the screw that secures the memory module slot cover.
Getting Started Adding memory Static electricity can damage the memory module. Before you handle the module, touch a grounded metal surface to discharge any static electricity you may have built up. To avoid damaging the memory module, be careful not to touch its pin connector on the side you insert into the computer.
Getting Started Adding memory The clips on either side of the memory module will click to secure the memory module. Avoid touching the connectors on the memory module or on the computer. Grease or dust on the connectors may cause memory access problems.
Getting Started Adding memory The following message appears when you turn on the power: Warning: Resume Failure Press Any Key To Continue If the computer hangs up when you turn it on, perform the following: Press the power button and hold it down for at least ten seconds, then turn the power on again.
Getting Started Using the TouchPad™ Checking total memory When you add or remove a memory module, you can check that the computer has recognized the change. To do this: Click Start, then click Control Panel. Click Performance and Maintenance. Click System. The General tab view automatically appears and shows total memory.
Getting Started Using the TouchPad™ Because the TouchPad is much smaller than the display NOTE screen, moving your cursor across the screen often means having to move your finger several times across the TouchPad in the preferred direction. Once you have positioned your cursor, you can click it into place by either double-tapping the TouchPad or clicking the control buttons.
Getting Started Using the TouchPad™ The Control Panel window appears. Click Printers and Other Hardware. Click the Mouse icon. Click the TouchPAD ON/OFF tab. The TouchPAD ON/OFF tab view window appears. Sample TouchPAD ON/OFF screen Select Disable or Enable, whichever is appropriate. Click Apply.
Getting Started Turning off the computer Turning off the computer It is a good idea to turn off your computer when you are not using it for a while. If you are using the computer for the first time, leave the computer plugged into a power source (even though the computer is off) to fully charge the main battery.
Getting Started Using external display devices Closing the display panel When you are finished, shut the computer down and close the display panel to keep dust and dirt out of the computer. If you close the computer while it is still on, these actions will occur: If you have the LCD power-saver feature set, the LCD panel will automatically turn off until you open it again.
Getting Started Using external display devices Turn on the external device. Set the display mode by pressing , or by Fn + F5 configuring the Display Properties settings. Directing the display output when you turn on the computer Once you have connected an external display device, you can choose to use the internal display only, the external device only, or both simultaneously.
Getting Started Using an external keyboard Adjusting the quality of the external display To obtain the best picture quality from your television (or other video display device), you may need to adjust the video settings. See the video device documentation for additional configuration steps.
Getting Started Connecting a printer Connecting a printer Your printer documentation may require you to install the NOTE printer software before physically connecting the printer to your computer. If you do not install the software as instructed by the printer manufacturer, the printer may not function correctly.
Getting Started Connecting a printer Plug the printer’s power cable into a live electrical outlet. Setting up a printer Some printers require a specific installation process. Refer to NOTE your printer installation guide for instructions before completing the following procedure. If your printer does not support Plug and Play, follow these steps to set it up for the first time.
Getting Started Connecting an optional external diskette drive Connecting an optional external diskette drive Some operations, such as creating a password service diskette, require a diskette drive designed for use with 3.5- inch diskettes. Sample optional external USB diskette drive To connect an optional external USB diskette drive, connect the cable to one of the computer’s USB ports.
Getting Started Connecting a microphone When the headphone is inserted, the internal speakers are automatically disabled. Before playing an audio CD, turn the volume down. Playing the compact disc at maximum volume could damage your ears. To turn the volume down, use the Volume Control switch or access the Volume Control program (click Start, All Programs, Accessories, Entertainment, Volume Control).
The easiest way to do this is to purchase an ® optional PORT-Noteworthy computer lock cable. For more information on purchasing a cable lock, visit accessories.toshiba.com. ® Sample PORT-Noteworthy computer lock cable To secure the computer: Wrap the cable through or around some part of a heavy object.
Getting Started Using a computer lock Insert the cable’s locking end into the security lock slot on your computer, then engage the locking device. The computer is now securely locked. Sample locking the computer...
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 disk. 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.
Learning the Basics Computing tips Back up your files to disks (or other removable 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 hard disk suddenly fails, you will lose all the data on it unless you have a separate backup copy.
Learning the Basics Using the keyboard Using the keyboard Your computer’s keyboard contains character keys, control ® keys, function keys, and special Windows keys, providing all the functionality of a full-size keyboard. Sample 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.
Learning the Basics Using the keyboard Making your keyboard emulate a full-size keyboard Although your computer’s keyboard layout is compatible with a standard full-size keyboard, it has fewer keys. A standard full-size keyboard has two , and keys; Enter Ctrl editing keys;...
Learning the Basics Using the keyboard Function keys The function keys (not to be confused with the key) are the 12 keys at the top of the keyboard. Sample function keys through are called function keys because they execute programmed functions when pressed. Used in combination with the key, function keys marked with icons execute specific functions on the computer.
Learning the Basics Using the keyboard Sample numeric and cursor control overlay Using the overlay to type numeric data The keys with the numbers on their right front are the numeric overlay keys. To turn the numeric overlay on, press simultaneously.
Learning the Basics Starting a program To disable the numeric overlay, hold down the key and press again. The numeric mode light on the keyboard indicator panel goes out. Using the overlay for cursor control The keys with the gray arrows and symbols on their left front are the cursor control overlay keys.
Learning the Basics Starting a program ® Use Windows Explorer or My Computer to locate the program file Use the Run dialog box The next three sections explain how to start a program from the Start menu, Explorer and the Run dialog box. Starting a program from the Start menu When you install a program, the operating system usually puts an icon in the All Programs menu.
Learning the Basics Starting a program This example opens WordPad using its file name, wordpad.exe. Click Start, then point to All Programs. Click Accessories. Click Windows Explorer. Click My Computer to expand the window. In the left part of the window, click the line that ends in “(C:).”...
Learning the Basics Starting a program Starting a program from the Run dialog box This example uses the Run command to start WordPad: Click Start, then click Run. The Run dialog box appears. Sample Run dialog box In the Run dialog box: If you know the program’s location, type the ®...
Learning the Basics Saving your work Saving your work Before you turn off the computer, save your work on the hard disk drive or diskette/CD. This is one of the most important rules of computing. TECHNICAL NOTE: Save your data even when you are using the Standby command, in case the main battery discharges before you return to work.
Learning the Basics Saving your work Sample Save As dialog box Choose the drive and folder where you want your file to be stored. Type a file name, then click Save. HINT: To make another copy of the file you are currently working with, choose Save As from the File menu and give the new file a different name.
Learning the Basics Printing your work Using a file extension Most programs assign an extension to the file name that identifies the file as being created in the program with a ® particular format. For example, Microsoft Word saves files with a .doc extension.
Learning the Basics Using the DVD-ROM or multi-function drive The program displays a Print dialog box. Sample Print dialog box Specify the print parameters. For example, the range of pages and number of copies to print. Click Print. Using the DVD-ROM or multi-function drive Optical storage has become the preferred medium for software, music, and video.
Learning the Basics Using the DVD-ROM or multi-function drive TECHNICAL NOTE: Your DVD-ROM or multi-function 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. The drive will allow you to change regions four times.
Learning the Basics Using the DVD-ROM or multi-function drive Do not press the eject button or turn off the computer while the Drive in-use indicator light is glowing. Doing so could damage the disc or the drive. When the disc tray is open, be careful not to touch the lens or the area around it.
Learning the Basics Using the DVD-ROM or multi-function drive Sample drive tray fully extended HINT: The drive will not open if the computer’s power is off. Grasp the tray and pull it fully open. Hold the disc by its edges and check that it is free of dust. If the disc is dusty, clean it as described in “Caring for CD or DVD Discs”...
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.
Learning the Basics Using the DVD-ROM or multi-function drive Pull the tray until it is fully open, remove the disc, and place it in its protective cover. Gently push the tray in to close it. Removing a disc with the computer off Insert a slender object, such as a straightened paper clip, into the manual eject hole.
Learning the Basics Using PC Cards water or a neutral cleaner (not benzine or rubbing alcohol). Let the disc dry completely before inserting it in the drive. Using PC Cards TECHNICAL NOTE: For PCMCIA-compatible PC Cards, check the package to make sure they conform to the PCMCIA 2.1 standard (or later).
Learning the Basics Using your computer at the office Using your computer at the office By connecting an external monitor, external full-size keyboard, and a mouse, you can work with your notebook as if it were a standard office computer. An external monitor or projector connects to the RGB (monitor) port.
Learning the Basics Powering down the computer online Help or your operating system documentation for information on restoring files. TECHNICAL NOTE: When restoring files, the backup program prompts you if you try to overwrite a file that already exists on the hard disk.
Learning the Basics Powering down the computer Using Turn Off Computer or Shut Down For the Windows XP Home operating system, follow these steps to shut down the computer: Click Start, select Turn off computer. The Turn off computer dialog box appears. Sample Turn off computer Windows dialog box Click Turn Off.
Toshiba’s Power Saver utility. Open the Start menu, click Control Panel, then Performance and Maintenance. Click the Toshiba Power Saver icon. Click the Setup Action tab. Select the options you want from the drop-down lists. When I press the power button Set this option to Shutdown to have the computer shut down when you press the power button.
Learning the Basics Powering down the computer For more information about the Power Saver utility, see NOTE “TOSHIBA Power Saver” on page 145. Starting again after Shut down To start the computer up again, press the power button until the on/off light changes to green.
Configuring your computer for Hibernation Open the Start menu, click Control Panel, then Performance and Maintenance. Click the Toshiba Power Saver icon. Click the Setup Action tab. Select Hibernation for the options you want. When I press the power button...
Learning the Basics Powering down the computer Starting again from Hibernation mode To start up the computer from Hibernation mode, press the power button until the on/off light turns green. The computer returns to the screen you were using. If you put the computer in Hibernation mode by closing the display panel, you can start it again by opening the display panel.
To use any of these methods, you first need to enable them in Toshiba’s Power Saver utility. Open the Start menu, click Control Panel, then Performance and Maintenance. Click the Toshiba Power Saver icon. Click the Setup Action tab. Select Standby for the options you want.
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.
Many of these energy-saving features have been set 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...
Published battery life numbers are achieved on select models and configurations tested by Toshiba at the time of publication. See “Detailed Specs” for specific battery measurement test. Recharge time varies depending on usage. Battery may not charge while computer is consuming full power.
Never leave batteries in the battery charger for more than a week at a time. Doing so may reduce the potential charge of the battery. Use only battery chargers designed to work with your notebook computer. You can order a Toshiba battery charger from Toshiba’s Web site at accessories.toshiba.com.
Mobile Computing Charging the batteries Charging the main battery To charge the battery, plug the computer into a live wall outlet. It takes several hours to charge the battery with the computer off. It takes much longer to charge the battery while the computer is on.
Mobile Computing Charging the batteries Charging the RTC battery Your computer has an internal real-time clock (RTC) battery. The RTC battery powers the System Time Clock and BIOS memory used to store your computer’s configuration settings. When fully charged, it maintains this information for up to a month when the computer is powered off.
To show remaining power: Open the Start menu, click Control Panel, then Performance and Maintenance. Click the Toshiba Power Saver icon. The Toshiba Power Saver Properties dialog box appears.
Mobile Computing Monitoring battery power Sample Toshiba Power Saver Properties Dialog Box The remaining battery charge is indicated on the top-left side of the dialog box. With repeated discharges and recharges, the battery’s capacity gradually decreases. A frequently used older battery will not power the computer for as long as a new battery, even when both are fully charged.
M40/M45 computer can be configured to warn you of a low battery charge condition, so you can take the necessary steps to save your work. Your Toshiba computer system offers two alarms before your system shuts down. To change the default alarm settings: Open the Start menu, click Control Panel, then Performance and Maintenance.
Mobile Computing Changing batteries Changing batteries When handling battery packs, do not drop or knock them. Also, be careful not to damage the casing or short-circuit the terminals. To change the battery: Save your work. Shut down and turn off the computer. Remove all cables connected to the computer.
Mobile Computing Changing batteries Press the battery release latch to release the battery. Sample battery release latch Pull the discharged battery out from the back of the computer. Sample removing the discharged battery If the battery is leaking or its case is cracked, put on protective gloves to handle it, and discard it immediately following the advice in “Disposing of used batteries”...
Mobile Computing Taking care of your battery Insert the charged battery into the slot until the latch clicks. The battery pack has been designed so that you cannot install it with reverse polarity. If the battery does not slide into the slot easily, move the battery release lock to the unlocked position and try again.
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.
Mobile Computing Taking care of your battery Operate the computer on battery power for five minutes. If the battery pack has at least five minutes of operating time, continue operating until the battery pack is fully discharged. If the battery light flashes or there is some other warning to indicate a low battery, go to step 4.
Dispose of the battery as required by local ordinances or regulations. Use only batteries recommended by Toshiba. After repeated use, the batteries will finally lose their ability to hold a charge and you will need to replace them. Under federal, state and local laws, it may be illegal to dispose of old batteries by placing them in the trash.
Toshiba has combined these options into preset power profiles. Using one of these profiles lets you choose between maximum power savings and peak system performance. You may also set individual power-saving options to suit your own needs.
To do this: Open the Start menu, click Control Panel, then Performance and Maintenance. Click the Toshiba Power Saver icon. Select an appropriate profile for your work environment, or create your own custom profile. For more information, see “TOSHIBA Power Saver”...
Depending on the amount of time you spend away from external power sources, the capacity of one battery pack may be sufficient for your needs. However, if you need more portable power, Toshiba provides these options: Purchase extra battery packs. Purchase a battery charger that charges one main battery...
Chapter 4 Exploring Your Computer’s Features In this chapter, you will explore some of the special features ® of your Satellite M40/M45 notebook computer. Exploring the desktop The desktop is the launching pad for everything you can do in ® the Windows XP Professional operating system.
Exploring Your Computer’s Features Exploring the desktop Finding your way around the desktop Your computer’s desktop includes several standard features: icons, Start button, taskbar, system tray, and background pattern. Icons Taskbar System tray Start button ® Sample Windows XP operating system desktop Icons An icon represents a folder, file, or program that can be quickly activated by double-clicking the icon.
Exploring Your Computer’s Features Exploring the desktop The icons initially displayed on your system desktop include: Recycle Bin — Holds files you have deleted. You may be able to retrieve these files until you empty the Recycle Bin. TECHNICAL NOTE: If you delete a file from a diskette, it does not go into the Recycle Bin.
Exploring Your Computer’s Features Setting up for communications Taskbar Each time you open a program, a button associated with that program appears on the taskbar. With some programs, a button appears on the taskbar for each document or window you open. You can use these buttons to quickly switch between the programs or windows.
Exploring Your Computer’s Features Setting up for communications An Internet Service Provider (ISP) or online service if you plan to use the Internet There are many other ways to connect to the Internet in NOTE addition to those discussed in this section. For troubleshooting information related to this topic, see “Modem problems”...
Exploring Your Computer’s Features Setting up for communications To verify that the modem is set up properly, select the modem you wish to check, and then click Properties to bring up the dialog box with information specific to that modem. Windows XP communicates with the modem and displays identifying information reported by the modem.
Exploring Your Computer’s Features Setting up for communications While you are at home or traveling, you need a dial-up connection. Ask your network administrator for the telephone number of the network. Setting up the connection To set up an office connection, consult your network administrator for network settings and additional considerations.
Exploring Your Computer’s Features Setting up for communications Select the Do not use this device (disable) option from the Device usage drop-down. Click OK. Your LAN port is now disabled. To enable the Ethernet LAN port, repeat steps one through four.
Exploring Your Computer’s Features An overview of using the Internet An overview of using the Internet The following sections give a quick introduction to the Internet and some of its exciting features, under these headings: The Internet The World Wide Web Internet Service Providers Connecting to the Internet Surfing the Internet...
Exploring Your Computer’s Features An overview of using the Internet Internet Service Providers To connect a computer directly to the Internet, many people and businesses use an Internet Service Provider (ISP). An ISP is a company that has the equipment and the telecommunication lines necessary to maintain an Internet connection.
Exploring Your Computer’s Features An overview of using the Internet Surfing the Internet Once connected to the Internet, the Web browser displays a home page, for example, your ISP’s home page on the Internet or your company’s Web site home page. To visit a desired Web site, type in the Web address.
Exploring Your Computer’s Features Exploring audio features clearinghouse where all the messages are placed, like a gigantic bulletin board. Online shopping Many Web sites offer products and services for sale. Uploading and downloading files from the Internet Transferring files from one computer to another is termed uploading (transferring data from your computer to a site on the Web), or downloading (transferring data from a site on the Web to your computer).
Exploring Your Computer’s Features Exploring audio features When using Windows Media Player, your system may not be NOTE able to activate Standby or Hibernation modes. To prevent this from occurring, close Windows Media Player before you select Standby or Hibernation mode. Sample Windows Media Player screen The CD Player control panel works much like an ordinary compact disc player:...
Exploring Your Computer’s Features Exploring audio features Playing CDs using Auto-Run If you insert a CD into the DVD-ROM/multi-function drive and the Auto-Run feature does not automatically start your disk, try launching the CD manually. To do this, follow these steps: Open the Start menu and select My Computer.
Exploring Your Computer’s Features Exploring audio features Recording sounds You may record sounds as .wav files by connecting an external microphone or other sound source to the microphone jack. TECHNICAL NOTE: If you record MP3 files, you will only be able to play them on a device capable of playing MP3 files.
Exploring Your Computer’s Features Exploring audio features The Sound Recorder window displays the new sound file as a waveform. You can only record 60 seconds at a time. NOTE To hear what you just recorded, click the Play button. To save the file, select Save from the File menu. The microphone on your computer might be set to Mute.
Exploring Your Computer’s Features Inserting and removing PC Cards To adjust the volume: For external speakers, use the volume controls on each speaker. For headphones, use the computer’s volume control dial. Inserting and removing PC Cards ® Your Satellite M40/M45 computer comes with one PC Card slot and supports two types of PC Cards: Type I cards—You can install one of these cards.
Exploring Your Computer’s Features Inserting and removing PC Cards Sample inserting a PC Card When the card is almost all the way into the slot, push firmly, but gently, to ensure a firm connection with the computer. Do not force the card into position. Removing a PC Card Stop the PC Card by clicking the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the System tray.
WAN, consult your network administrator. Send a fax directly from your computer For more detailed information regarding your computer’s modem, visit Toshiba’s Web site at accessories.toshiba.com. Connecting to a phone line Before you can communicate using the modem, you need to connect it to a telephone line.
Exploring Your Computer’s Features Connecting your modem to a telephone line Sample connecting the telephone cable to the modem port Connect the other end to the RJ-11 wall jack. Sample connecting to a wall jack The modem is designed for use with a standard analog telephone line.
Your computer includes several utilities designed to help you to reconfigure your system to best meet your individual needs. Together, these allow you to determine certain system details, set additional options, or change default options. This chapter describes the utilities supplied by Toshiba: Fn-esse® Hotkey utility TOSHIBA Assist...
“Hot Keys” on page 204. You can assign any key that is not associated with a hot key or a keyboard overlay. ® Starting Fn-esse Click Start, point to All Programs, Toshiba, Utilities, then click Fn-esse. The Fn-esse keyboard appears. Sample Fn-esse window...
Toshiba Utilities ® Fn-esse The keys are color-coded as follows: Available keys are dark gray with white letters. Assigned keys and keys associated with a popup list are shown on the Fn-esse keyboard in the selected color. Unavailable keys are light gray.
Toshiba Utilities ® Fn-esse The program or document is now associated with the key you just selected. To open the program or document, press plus the appropriate key from within any Windows program. Using the keyboard or pointing device to assign keys...
Toshiba Utilities ® Fn-esse Making a popup assignment Select Popup... to display the Application Explorer dialog box. Select the desired folder. The left side of the Application Explorer window displays the folders in the Programs menu. The right side lists the programs and documents in the folder.
To remove the key assignment, click Clear. TOSHIBA Assist The TOSHIBA Assist provides quick access to computer functions and allows you to customize a range of computer settings. To access the control panel: Click Start, then click All Programs.
“Hotkey utility” on page 147) Toshiba Hardware Settings (see “TOSHIBA HW Setup” on page 148) ConfigFree (see “Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer” on page 213) Hot Key Utility (see “Hotkey utility” on page 147) Connect The Connect category features Connectivity Doctor (see “Connectivity Doctor”...
You can either use one of the preset modes or create and use your own customized profile. The preset profiles cannot be deleted. By changing the options that appear in the Toshiba Power Saver Properties window and clicking OK, you can reconfigure that function. Any options that you change...
Toshiba Utilities TOSHIBA Assist Profiles This section lists the preset profiles along with the estimated battery life for each mode. The preset profiles are: Full Power High Power Normal DVD Playback Presentation Long Life Although you can change the properties for any of these profiles, this is not recommended.
] and Hibernation [ Fn+F3 Fn+F4 To activate: From the TOSHIBA Assist screen, click Optimize, and then click the Hotkey Utility option. You can also click Start, All Programs, Toshiba, Utilities, then click the Hotkey utility. The Hotkey window appears.
Start menu, click Control Panel, then Printers and Other Hardware. Then click the Toshiba HWSetup icon. You can also access it from the TOSHIBA Assist screen by clicking Optimize, and then TOSHIBA HW Setup. Sample TOSHIBA HWSetup window The tabs represent various dialog boxes.
Setting a password leaves your computer secure so that nobody can access your files. You must enter the password before you can work on your computer. Toshiba supports several types of passwords on your computer: An instant password — Secures your open programs and files when leaving the computer temporarily.
Setting a user password To register a password for the power-on password functions: Click Start, All Programs, Toshiba, and then Utilities. Point to TOSHIBA Assist, then click the resulting TOSHIBA Assist selection. The TOSHIBA Assist window appears.
A supervisor password prevents other users from changing hardware configuration options. Setting a supervisor password If you choose to set a supervisor or user password, Toshiba strongly recommends that you save your password in a location where you can later access it should you not remember it.
Using a supervisor password To register a password for the power-on password functions: Click Start, then click All Programs. Point to TOSHIBA Assist, then click the resulting TOSHIBA Assist selection. The TOSHIBA Assist window appears. On the left side, select Secure.
Using the TOSHIBA Zooming Utility Deleting a supervisor password To cancel the power-on password function: Click Start, then click All Programs. Point to TOSHIBA Assist, then click the resulting TOSHIBA Assist selection. The TOSHIBA Assist window appears. On the left side, select Secure.
Using the TOSHIBA Touch and Launch utility TOSHIBA Touch and Launch is a program that adds features to the TouchPad. For example, by selecting an icon you can: Open a document Launch a program...
A blue circle within the TOSHIBA Touch and Launch window represents your finger location on the TouchPad. As you move the blue circle over an icon in the TOSHIBA Touch and Launch window, the icon is highlighted or selected. Release your finger from a selected icon to choose the icon's function.
Toshiba Utilities Using the TOSHIBA Touch and Launch utility The TOSHIBA Touch and Launch window has the following parts: Corner icons Close button Back button Title Main window Functions Corner icons Sample parts of the TOSHIBA Touch and Launch window A short description of the currently selected corner icon appears below the TOSHIBA Touch and Launch window.
Sample TOSHIBA Touch and Launch Settings window In the Corner Assignment section you can change the icons you see at the four corners of the TOSHIBA Touch and Launch window using the drop-down list boxes. The icons are referred to as tables in the TOSHIBA Touch and Launch...
The Option button allows you to define how folders will open, define visual effects and control when to show help. A list of tables appears in the Table section of the TOSHIBA Touch and Launch Settings window. These are the same items (icons) you can choose in the Corner Assignment section of the TOSHIBA Touch and Launch Settings.
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. Problems that are easy to fix Your program stops responding.
If Something Goes Wrong Problems that are easy to fix 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.
If Something Goes Wrong Problems when you turn on the computer To record the details: Click the Details button and select the text the operating system displays. The Details button displays information that the software manufacturer needs to help you solve your problem. Press simultaneously to copy the text to the Ctrl...
If Something Goes Wrong Problems when you turn on the computer The computer starts but when you press a key nothing happens. Verify that the active program accepts text input. Try clicking your mouse on an area where you can type text, and try typing again.
If Something Goes Wrong The Windows® operating system is not working If you are running on battery power, it is recommended that you do not leave the computer in standby mode for long periods of time. To charge the battery, leave the computer plugged into a live wall outlet for several hours.
If Something Goes Wrong The Windows® operating system is not working Using Startup options to fix problems If the operating system fails to start properly, you may have to change your system’s configuration or verify the startup procedure to fix the problem. To do this, use the options in the Startup menu.
If Something Goes Wrong The Windows® operating system is not working Internet problems My Internet connection is very slow. Many factors contribute to the speed with which you can surf the Internet. They include: modem speed, telephone line conditions, time of day (when everyone else is surfing, your access can be slow) and popularity of the sites you are trying to access.
Resolving a hardware conflict You can connect to Support Online by clicking Support from the menu or by going to pcsupport.toshiba.com Resolving a hardware conflict If you receive an error message telling you there is a device driver conflict or a general hardware problem, try using ®...
If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict Resolving hardware conflicts on your own Computer components need resources to accomplish a task. A device, such as a disk drive or a modem, needs a channel to the computer’s Central Processing Unit (CPU). It also needs a direct channel to the computer’s memory to store information as it works.
If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict If you install an older (legacy) device that the operating system cannot recognize, the operating system may have difficulty assigning resources to it. As a result, a hardware conflict can occur. Resolving conflicts There are several things you can do to resolve hardware conflicts: Get the most recent drivers from the manufacturer.
If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict Disabling a device Open the Start menu, and click Control Panel. Click the Administrative Tools icon. Double-click Computer Management, then click Device Manager. Select the specific device from the device category. To expand a device category, double-click the category.
If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict The General tab, which provides basic information about the device. The Resource tab, which lists resources assigned to the monitor, optional external DVD-ROM, optional external diskette drive, and other power-using functions. This tab does not appear if the device is not using resources.
If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict Check for the error again. If the error recurs, remove the memory module entirely and check for the error again. If removing the memory module eliminates the error, the memory module may be faulty. If the error recurs without the memory module installed, the error is not caused by the memory module.
This is normal for all batteries. To purchase a new battery pack, see your accessories information that shipped with your computer, or visit the Toshiba Web site at accessories.toshiba.com. Refer to this site often to stay...
If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict current on the most recent software and hardware options for your computer, and for other product information. For more information on maximizing battery power see “Charging the batteries” on page 103. Keyboard problems If, when you type, strange things happen or nothing happens, the problem may be related to the keyboard itself.
If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict Display problems Here are some typical display problems and their solutions: The screen is blank. Display Auto Off may have gone into effect. Press any key to activate the screen. You may have activated the instant password feature by pressing simultaneously.
If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict The screen does not look right. You can change the display settings by clicking a blank area of the desktop with the secondary control button, then clicking Properties. This opens the Display Properties dialog box.
If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict The display mode is set to Simultaneous and the external display device does not work. Make sure the external monitor is capable of displaying at resolutions of 800 x 600 or higher. Devices that do not support this resolution will only work in Internal/External mode, and not simultaneous mode.
If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict To run Error-checking: Click Start, then click My Computer. Right-click the drive you want to check. On the pop-up menu, click Properties. The drive’s Properties box appears. This feature is not available for CD/DVD drives. NOTE Click the Tools tab.
If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict 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.
If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict DVD-ROM or multi-function drive problems You cannot access a disc in the drive. Make sure the tray which holds the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM is closed properly. Press gently until it clicks into place. Open the tray and remove the disc.
If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict Some discs run correctly but others do not. Check the type of disc you are using. The DVD-ROM drive supports the Digital Versatile Disc (DVD) formats DVD- ROM, DVD-R (read-only), plus CD-ROM, CD-R (read- only), and CD-RW (read-only).
If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict these devices to work together, several sections in this chapter may apply. Resource conflicts can cause problems when using PC Cards. “Resolving a hardware conflict” on page 166. Card Information Structure When you insert a PC Card into a slot, the computer attempts to determine the type of card and the resources it requires by reading its Card Information Structure (CIS).
If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict Resolving PC Card problems Here are some common problems and their solutions: The slot appears to be dead. PC Cards that used to work no longer work. Check the PC Card status: Click Start.
If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict Hot swapping (removing one PC Card and inserting another without turning the computer off) fails. Follow this procedure before you remove a PC Card: Double-click the PC Card icon on the taskbar. Click Safely remove xxxx, where xxxx is the identifier for your PC Card.
If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict Printer problems This section lists some of the most common printer problems: The printer will not print. Check that the printer is connected to a working power outlet, turned on and ready (on line). Check that the printer has plenty of paper.
Make sure the line has a dial tone. Connect a telephone handset to the line to check this. The other system may be busy or off line. Try making a test transmission to someone else. For more information regarding your system's V.92 modem, visit the Toshiba web site at pcsupport.toshiba.com...
To determine if your computer has an internal Wi-Fi adapter, NOTE check the device list in Device Manager (part of the Windows Control Panel). Some Toshiba models may have a Wi-Fi antenna switch even though they do not have an internal Wi-Fi adapter.
If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict Check Control Panel's Device Manager to verify that the ® Wi-Fi adapter is recognized by Windows , and that the driver is loaded. Carefully note any error messages— these will be very helpful if you should confer with a support technician at a later time.
If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict Use the PING command to verify a connection to the gateway at 192.168.1.1 (a default gateway for most wireless routers). Click Start, then click Run... Enter Cmd and press Enter. Enter PING 192.168.1.1 at the command prompt, and press Enter.
If Something Goes Wrong DVD operating problems Windows XP will now try to establish a wireless connection. The Windows XP wireless management facility does not work. If you are using an external Wi-Fi adapter (a PC Card, USB adapter, or other variety), check if the adapter comes with its own management utility.
“Checking device properties” on page 169 instructions on using Device Manager to view the DVD- ROM properties. Check the Toshiba Web site for new information on DVD-ROM drives and their operation. A blank screen appears while watching a DVD-ROM movie or title.
If Something Goes Wrong DVD operating problems DVD titles, games, or applications appear distorted. Having Stretch enabled when your video resolution is set to 640 x 480 or 800 x 600 can cause distortion. To disable Stretch, follow the instructions below: Right-click the Desktop, select Properties.
If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits Develop good computing habits Save your work frequently. You can never predict when your computer will lock, forcing you to close a program and lose unsaved changes. Many software programs build in an automatic backup, but you should not rely solely on this feature.
If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits Your local computer store or book store sells a variety of self- help books you can use to supplement the information in the manuals. Data and system configuration backup in Windows XP Windows XP offers some easy-to-use features for backing up your Windows settings and your data –...
If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits Windows creates the Restore Point and automatically stamps it with the current date and time. Then, at a later time, you can re-establish your Windows configuration using the saved Restore Point. To do this: Click Start.
CDs, a relatively high-capacity storage media. No additional software is required. Most of the CD and DVD drives built into recent Toshiba portable computer models can write to (or ‘burn’) as well as read from CDs.
If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits NOTE Documents and other data files that you create as you work are typically stored in the My Documents folder. You may also wish to back up other important data files stored elsewhere on your hard disk drive, for example: E-mail files and settings—for Outlook, Outlook Express, or other e-mail apps.
If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits Favorites (bookmarks) for Internet Explorer and other Web browsers Follow these steps to back up your Favorites for Internet Explorer (ver 5.0 or newer): In Internet Explorer, click File, Import and Export. The Import/Export Wizard will appear.
If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits General tips for installing hardware and software Here are a few tips to help insure safe and easy installation of new hardware (printers, pointing devices, external hard drives, DVD writers, scanners, etc.) and software (applications like Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop, or utility software such as special toolbars for your web browser).
Since some problems may be related to the operating system or the program you are using, it is important to investigate other sources of assistance first. Try the following before you contact Toshiba: Review the troubleshooting information in your operating system documentation.
GO, and then clicking the Detailed Specs link from the menu on the left, or just refer to the computer documentation shipped with your product. For the number of a Toshiba dealer near you in the United States, call: (800) 457-7777. Contacting Toshiba...
Information about what you were doing when the problem occurred Exact error messages and when they occurred For technical support, call the Toshiba Global Support Centre: Within the United States at (800) 457-7777 Outside the United States at (949) 859-4273 Other Toshiba Internet Web sites toshiba.com...
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If Something Goes Wrong Toshiba’s worldwide offices For more information on additional Toshiba worldwide locations, please visit: www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.
Appendix A Hot Keys Hot keys are keys that, when pressed in combination with the key, turn system functions on and off. Hot keys have a legend on the key indicating the option or feature the key controls. Volume Mute This hot key enables/disables volume mute on your computer.
Hot Keys Password security Password security This hot key blanks the display. Without a password The Fn + F1 key combination turns off the display and activates instant security. Using the pointing device or any key will make the display’s content reappear, if no password is set for the current user.
Hot Keys Password security If you clicked Choose a screen saver, the Screen Saver tab has already been selected. If it is not selected, click the Screen Saver tab. Click the On resume, password protected check box. Click OK. Maintaining security when the battery is not fully charged When the battery is not fully charged (even if the computer is operating on AC power) your display may reappear automatically after a short time.
This hot key displays the power usage pop-up win- dow and cycles through the battery save modes. Sample power usage modes The properties of each mode are set in the Toshiba Power Management utility. For more information, “TOSHIBA Power Saver” on page 145.
Hot Keys Hibernation mode Hibernation mode This hot key places the computer into Hibernation mode. If Hibernation mode is enabled (the default), a message box displays by default to confirm the computer is entering Hibernation mode. You can choose not to display this message box.
Hot Keys Display modes Display modes This hot key cycles through the power-on display options. The display modes are: Built-in display only Built-in display and external monitor simultaneously External monitor only Built-in display and TV TV only Sample display options window In order to use a simultaneous mode, you must set the resolution of the internal display to match the resolution of the external display device.
Zooming applications in/out This hot key turns the Zooming utility to zoom- out. For more information, see “Using the TOSHIBA Zooming Utility” on page 153. This hot key turns the Zooming utility to zoom-in. For more information, see “Using the TOSHIBA Zooming Utility”...
Hot Keys Keyboard hot keys Keyboard hot keys This hot key turns the cursor control overlay on and off. This hot key turns the numeric overlay on and off. This hot key turns the scroll lock feature on and off.
Appendix B Power Cord/Cable Connectors The computer features a universal power supply you can use worldwide. This appendix shows the shapes of the typical AC power cord/cable connectors for various parts of the world. USA and Canada United Kingdom UL approved CSA approved BS approved Australia...
Appendix C Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree™ is a set of utilities that makes it easy to control communication devices and network connections. ConfigFree also lets you identify communication problems and create profiles for easy switching between locations and communication networks.
XP or 2000) Click the Start button, and select All Programs, TOSHIBA, Networking, ConfigFree. Double-click the ConfigFree icon on the taskbar. Press the TOSHIBA Assist button (if applicable to your system) to open the TOSHIBA Assist, and then click the ConfigFree icon.
Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer Getting Started Click the ConfigFree icon on the taskbar, and then click the desired utility. If your computer is not connected to a network, the ConfigFree NOTE icon on the taskbar is displayed with an “X.”...
Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Utilities Sample ConfigFree Launcher Auto-hide mode setting Sample ConfigFree Launcher coming back into view ConfigFree Utilities Connectivity Doctor The Connectivity Doctor lets you analyze your network connections and fix network-connection problems. Using Connectivity Doctor, you can view detailed network...
Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Utilities The Connectivity Doctor works with the following network devices: Wired and wireless network devices Routers, hubs, and bridges Access points The Connectivity Doctor displays the following information: WEP (Used, not Used) Wired connection line (link speed)
Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Utilities Sample viewing device information If a problem or potential problem is detected, in most cases, a screen automatically displays showing you the possible cause and solution for the problem. A triangle containing an exclamation point also appears on the Connectivity Doctor screen and an orange frame describes the relevant location.
Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Utilities The following checkboxes and buttons are provided on the Connectivity Doctor screen: Stay on the task When checked, the ConfigFree icon resides in tray the system tray. Options Displays ConfigFree setting screen.
Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Utilities For Wi-Fi networks, the intensity of a signal is displayed in five levels or “bands.” The signal from the connected access point is displayed in the bands surrounding the PC icon at the center of the map.
Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Utilities Creating a new wireless connection This feature is only supported on systems running Windows NOTE XP SP2. To add a new wireless connection to an Access Point: Open the Search for Wireless Devices option from ConfigFree Launcher.
Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Utilities Enter the SSID/WEP information and connect to the device. After the Access Point is set up and added to the connection NOTE list, the system displays the Connection screen rather than the Wireless settings screen.
Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Utilities ® Transferring files using Bluetooth There are several ways to use Bluetooth to send files to other devices. To select the device using the Bluetooth radar screen: Open the Bluetooth radar screen, and drag and drop the file directly onto the icon for that Bluetooth device.
Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Utilities Sample selecting Send to Bluetooth Devices option Choose a file recipient. Click Send. During a file transfer, connecting and disconnecting to the NOTE selected device will occur automatically. ® Disconnecting from a Bluetooth...
Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Utilities office and at home can set up profiles to handle these networking environments. A profile contains the currently configured network settings on the computer, as well as information about any network devices. The following settings can be saved (or “captured”) in a profile: Internet settings —...
Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Utilities Click the icon at the bottom of the screen to display more capture options. Under Captured Items, select the items you want to capture for this profile. If connecting with a wireless network, select the desired Auto Switch Settings.
Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Utilities Sample expanded Add Profile screen The online help provides real-world examples of setting up NOTE profiles for different networking environments. After you set up one or more profiles, you can check their settings and fine-tune them as necessary.
Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Utilities The SUMMIT utility uses the following types of connections: Wireless LAN via Access Point Wireless LAN via Ad-Hoc LAN (same subnet) ® Bluetooth PAN/LAP Cross cable (Ethernet or Gbit Ethernet) To host a ConfigFree SUMMIT, click the SUMMIT icon on the ConfigFree Launcher, select the users that you want to attend the SUMMIT meeting, and send them an invitation.
Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Utilities Sample of users attending SUMMIT meeting (user icons appear on SUMMIT table) Files can be shared with one user or all users attending the meeting. To share a file with one user, drag and drop the file on the user’s icon.
Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Utilities To share a file with all users, drag the file to the center of the SUMMIT table where users can access it as desired. If you are the Host of the summit, and drag a file to the center...
Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Utilities Click SUMMIT. Other users appear on the SUMMIT main window. SUMMIT can also be started from the ConfigFree Launcher. NOTE Select the appropriate users and invite them to the SUMMIT meeting. As users join the SUMMIT, their icons appear on the SUMMIT table.
(DPJ), then click Connect. Launching Quick Connect prevents you from using the network to connect to a Toshiba Wireless Projector when the wireless LAN Configuration is set to Ad hoc. If you are connected to an access point, the connection is broken and re- established later.
Click OK. The default connection setting is for Ad hoc mode, therefore, if NOTE the setting on the Toshiba Wireless Projector is in Infrastructure mode, it will not connect. However, you can change the settings to Infrastructure mode to match the settings on the projector.
If you close ConfigFree Direct Link Toshiba Device When Access Point is not available, use the Direct Link Toshiba Device feature to connect your computer in ad-hoc (peer-to-peer) mode and use the Summit feature. To use this feature: Display the ConfigFree menu.
Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer Using the Automatic Switch Using the Automatic Switch The Automatic Switch feature allows the computer to automatically switch profiles the next time it is powered on. This feature is particularly useful if you want your computer to automatically switch from the network configuration you use in your office to the one you use at home.
Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer Semi-Automatic Switch Feature Semi-Automatic Switch Feature The Semi-Automatic feature alerts you when the computer connects to a Service Set Identifier (SSID) stored in a profile, When the computer connects to the designated SSID, a notification window appears.
Glossary TECHNICAL NOTE: Some features defined in this glossary may not be available on your computer. Acronyms These acronyms may appear in this user’s guide. alternating current BIOS basic input/output system bits per second compact disc CD-ROM compact disc read-only memory CD-RW compact disc rewrite memory CMOS...
Glossary direct current direct memory access DIMM dual inline memory module disk operating system dots per inch DSTN dual supertwist nematic digital versatile (or video) disc DVD-ROM digital versatile (or video) disc read-only memory enhanced capabilities port EPROM erasable programmable read-only memory file allocation table Federal Communications Commission gigabyte...
Glossary random access memory radio frequency interference read-only memory real-time clock SCSI small computer system interface DDRAM double data random access memory SRAM static random access memory SVGA super video graphics adapter thin film transistor universal serial bus uniform resource locator wide area network World Wide Web Terms...
Glossary application — A computer program that you use to perform tasks of a specific type. Applications include word processors, spreadsheets, and database management systems. See also program. backup — A copy of a file, usually on a removable disk, kept in case the original file is lost or damaged.
Glossary byte — A sequence of eight bits. A byte is the smallest addressable unit of data. See also bit, gigabyte, kilobyte, megabyte. 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.
Glossary controller — A device that controls the transfer of data from a computer to a peripheral device and vice versa. For example, disk drives, monitors, keyboards, and printers all require controllers. CPU — See central processing unit (CPU). 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.
Glossary disk — A round, flat piece of material that can be magnetically influenced to hold information in digital form, and used in the production of magnetic disks, such as diskettes and hard disks. Compare disc. See also diskette, hard disk. disk drive —...
Glossary DVD-ROM (digital versatile [or video] disc read-only memory) — A very high-capacity storage medium that uses laser optics for reading data. Each DVD-ROM can hold as much data as several CD-ROMs. Compare CD-ROM. emulation — A technique in which a device or program imitates another device or program.
— The physical components of a computer system. Compare software. Hibernation — A feature of many Toshiba notebook computers that saves to the hard disk 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.
Glossary high-density diskette — A 3.5-inch diskette that holds 1.44 MB of data. See also diskette. hot key — (1) A feature in which certain keys in combination with the key can set system options or control system parameters, such as the battery save mode.
Glossary liquid crystal display (LCD) — A type of display that uses a liquid substance between two transparent electrode panels. When an electric current passes through the electrodes, the molecules in the liquid form a crystalline pattern that polarizes the light passing through it.
Glossary 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. Musical Instrument Digital Interface — See MIDI. network —...
Glossary peripheral — Any device, such as a printer or joystick, that is attached to the computer and controlled by the computer’s CPU. pixel — Short for “picture element.” The smallest dot that can be produced on a screen or printer. Plug and Play —...
Glossary resolution — A measure of the sharpness of the images that can be produced by a printer or displayed on a screen. For a printer, resolution is expressed in dots per inch (dpi). For a screen, it is expressed as the number of pixels available horizontally and vertically.
Glossary system disk — A diskette that contains the operating system files needed to start the computer. Any diskette can be formatted as a system disk. A system disk is also called a “bootable disk” or a “startup disk.” Compare non-system disk. ®...
Alt keys 75 battery power assign keys displaying remaining 106 Fn-esse 141 monitoring 106 audio BIOS .wav files 132 see Toshiba Hardware Setup audio features 129 button Auto-Run 131 power 53 start 120 backing up files 73 battery caring for 111...
104 keyboard 65 charging the battery 50 mouse 65 checking device properties 169 disable/enable click 60 TOSHIBA Touch and Launch communications network connection 123 Disk Defragmenter 177 system resources 167 disk drive compact disc positioning 88 corrupted/damaged data files...
Index disposing of used batteries 114 FCC Notice “Declaration of Con- DMA (Direct Memory Access) 167 formity Information” 3 double-click 60 FCC requirements 4 DVD player file extensions 84 general problems 189 file names 83 DVD-ROM drive file, backing up 73 problems 179 files troubleshooting 179...
Index Standby mode 207 volume mute 204 hot key power usage mode 116 assign 141 hot key utility 147 changing 142 hot keys 204 direct assign 141 hot swapping popup 142 PC Cards 91 removing 142 key assignment viewing existing 142 icon 119 key assignments desktop 120...
Index microphone 132 checklist 181 external, connecting 69 (Card Information modem Structure) 181 connecting to a telephone line computer stops working 182 configuring 135 determining COM port 122 errors 183 problem solving 185 hot swapping 91 resetting port to default settings hot swapping fails 183 inserting 134 upgrading 122...
PC Card inserted 182 screen does not look right/ computer will not power up 161 flickers 175 contacting Toshiba 199 Startup options 164 corrupted/damaged data files system resources 167 URL address not found 165 Device Manager 168...
44 worldwide offices 201 settings Toshiba Hardware Setup 148 TOSHIBA Touch and Launch Toshiba online resources 100 TOSHIBA Touch and Launch 154 shutting down more quickly 94 disable/enable 158 sound Toshiba utilities 138 problem solving 180...
Index user password, disabling 151 user passwords setting 149 using a file extension 84 utilities Toshiba Power Saver Utility video projector adjusting display 65 volume mute hot key 204 warranty limited warranty 39 Web sites 200 Toshiba 201 Wi-Fi wireless networking 123...