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Toshiba A85-S107 User's Manual

Toshiba A85-S107 User's Manual (264 pages)

A85-S1071 User's Guide  
Brand: Toshiba | Category: Laptops | Size: 3.45 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents28................................................................................................................................................................
Introduction35................................................................................................................................................................
This guide36................................................................................................................................................................
Safety icons37................................................................................................................................................................
Other icons used38................................................................................................................................................................
Other documentation38................................................................................................................................................................
Service options39................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 1: Getting Started40................................................................................................................................................................
Selecting a place to work40................................................................................................................................................................
Creating a computer-friendly environment40................................................................................................................................................................
Keeping yourself comfortable41................................................................................................................................................................
Precautions41................................................................................................................................................................
Important information on your computer's cooling fan44................................................................................................................................................................
Setting up your computer44................................................................................................................................................................
Setting up your software45................................................................................................................................................................
Registering your computer with Toshiba46................................................................................................................................................................
Adding external devices47................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting to a power source48................................................................................................................................................................
Charging the main battery51................................................................................................................................................................
Using the computer for the first time52................................................................................................................................................................
Opening the display panel52................................................................................................................................................................
Your computer's features and specifications53................................................................................................................................................................
Turning on the power53................................................................................................................................................................
Adding memory54................................................................................................................................................................
Installing a memory module55................................................................................................................................................................
Removing a memory module60................................................................................................................................................................
Using the TouchPad62................................................................................................................................................................
Scrolling with the TouchPad62................................................................................................................................................................
Control buttons63................................................................................................................................................................
Disabling or enabling the TouchPad63................................................................................................................................................................
Turning off the computer64................................................................................................................................................................
Closing the display panel65................................................................................................................................................................
Using external display devices65................................................................................................................................................................
Directing the display output when you turn on the computer66................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting the quality of the external display67................................................................................................................................................................
Using an external keyboard67................................................................................................................................................................
Using a mouse68................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting a printer68................................................................................................................................................................
Setting up your printer69................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting an optional external diskette drive70................................................................................................................................................................
Caring for your computer71................................................................................................................................................................
Cleaning the computer71................................................................................................................................................................
Moving the computer72................................................................................................................................................................
Using a computer lock72................................................................................................................................................................
Computing tips74................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 2: Learning the Basics74................................................................................................................................................................
Using the keyboard76................................................................................................................................................................
Character keys76................................................................................................................................................................
keyboard77................................................................................................................................................................
Ctrl, Fn, and Alt keys77................................................................................................................................................................
Function keys78................................................................................................................................................................
Windows special keys78................................................................................................................................................................
Overlay keys78................................................................................................................................................................
Using the overlay to type numeric data79................................................................................................................................................................
Starting a program81................................................................................................................................................................
Starting a program from the Start menu81................................................................................................................................................................
Starting a program from the Run dialog box83................................................................................................................................................................
Saving your work84................................................................................................................................................................
Saving files84................................................................................................................................................................
Printing your work86................................................................................................................................................................
Backing up your work87................................................................................................................................................................
Restoring your work88................................................................................................................................................................
Using the DVD-ROM or multi-function drive88................................................................................................................................................................
DVD-ROM or multi-function drive components89................................................................................................................................................................
Inserting a compact disc90................................................................................................................................................................
Playing an audio CD92................................................................................................................................................................
Playing CDs using Auto-Run94................................................................................................................................................................
Creating a CD94................................................................................................................................................................
Removing a disc with the computer on95................................................................................................................................................................
Removing a disc with the computer off95................................................................................................................................................................
Caring for CD or DVD discs96................................................................................................................................................................
Powering down the computer96................................................................................................................................................................
Using Turn Off Computer or Shut Down97................................................................................................................................................................
Using Hibernation99................................................................................................................................................................
Using Standby101................................................................................................................................................................
Toshiba's online resources103................................................................................................................................................................
Toshiba's energy-saver design104................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 3: Mobile Computing104................................................................................................................................................................
Running the computer on battery power105................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Notice105................................................................................................................................................................
Charging the batteries106................................................................................................................................................................
Charging the RTC battery107................................................................................................................................................................
Monitoring battery power108................................................................................................................................................................
What to do when the battery alarm sounds111................................................................................................................................................................
Changing batteries112................................................................................................................................................................
Removing the battery from the computer113................................................................................................................................................................
Inserting a charged battery114................................................................................................................................................................
Taking care of your battery115................................................................................................................................................................
Safety precautions115................................................................................................................................................................
Maximizing battery life116................................................................................................................................................................
Disposing of used batteries117................................................................................................................................................................
Conserving power118................................................................................................................................................................
Power profiles119................................................................................................................................................................
Using a hot key to set the power profile119................................................................................................................................................................
Additional options for power120................................................................................................................................................................
Exploring the desktop121................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 4: Exploring Your Computer's Features121................................................................................................................................................................
Finding your way around the desktop122................................................................................................................................................................
Setting up for communications124................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting the modem to a telephone line126................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting your computer to a network127................................................................................................................................................................
An overview of using the Internet130................................................................................................................................................................
The Internet130................................................................................................................................................................
The World Wide Web130................................................................................................................................................................
Internet Service Providers131................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting to the Internet131................................................................................................................................................................
Surfing the Internet132................................................................................................................................................................
Internet features132................................................................................................................................................................
Uploading to, and downloading files from the Internet133................................................................................................................................................................
Exploring audio features133................................................................................................................................................................
Recording sounds133................................................................................................................................................................
Using external speakers or headphones135................................................................................................................................................................
Inserting and removing PC Cards136................................................................................................................................................................
Inserting a PC Card136................................................................................................................................................................
Removing a PC Card137................................................................................................................................................................
Setting up a PC Card for your computer138................................................................................................................................................................
Hot swapping138................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 5: Toshiba Utilities139................................................................................................................................................................
TOSHIBA Assist140................................................................................................................................................................
Connect141................................................................................................................................................................
Secure141................................................................................................................................................................
Protect & Fix141................................................................................................................................................................
Optimize141................................................................................................................................................................
Using a supervisor password142................................................................................................................................................................
Setting a supervisor password142................................................................................................................................................................
Deleting a supervisor password143................................................................................................................................................................
Setting user passwords143................................................................................................................................................................
Using an instant password144................................................................................................................................................................
Setting a user password145................................................................................................................................................................
Disabling a user password145................................................................................................................................................................
PC Diagnostic Tool146................................................................................................................................................................
TOSHIBA Power Saver147................................................................................................................................................................
CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer149................................................................................................................................................................
Mouse utility150................................................................................................................................................................
TOSHIBA Zooming Utility151................................................................................................................................................................
Fn-esse152................................................................................................................................................................
Starting Fn-esse153................................................................................................................................................................
assign keys154................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing existing key assignments156................................................................................................................................................................
assignments156................................................................................................................................................................
TOSHIBA HW Setup157................................................................................................................................................................
TOSHIBA Hotkey utility158................................................................................................................................................................
TOSHIBA Touch and Launch159................................................................................................................................................................
TOSHIBA Touch and Launch Settings162................................................................................................................................................................
Problems that are easy to fix164................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 6: If Something Goes Wrong164................................................................................................................................................................
Problems when you turn on the computer166................................................................................................................................................................
The Windows ® operating system is not working168................................................................................................................................................................
Using Startup options to fix problems169................................................................................................................................................................
Internet problems170................................................................................................................................................................
Resolving a hardware conflict171................................................................................................................................................................
A plan of action171................................................................................................................................................................
Resolving hardware conflicts on your own172................................................................................................................................................................
Fixing a problem with Device Manager173................................................................................................................................................................
Memory problems175................................................................................................................................................................
Power and the batteries176................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard problems178................................................................................................................................................................
Display problems179................................................................................................................................................................
Disk drive problems181................................................................................................................................................................
DVD-ROM or multi-function drive problems184................................................................................................................................................................
Sound system problems185................................................................................................................................................................
PC Card problems185................................................................................................................................................................
Printer problems189................................................................................................................................................................
Modem problems190................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless networking problems191................................................................................................................................................................
DVD operating problems194................................................................................................................................................................
Develop good computing habits197................................................................................................................................................................
Windows XP198................................................................................................................................................................
If you need further assistance204................................................................................................................................................................
Before you contact Toshiba204................................................................................................................................................................
Contacting Toshiba205................................................................................................................................................................
Other Toshiba Internet Web sites206................................................................................................................................................................
Toshiba's worldwide offices206................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix A: Hot Keys208................................................................................................................................................................
Volume Mute208................................................................................................................................................................
Password security209................................................................................................................................................................
Without a password209................................................................................................................................................................
With a password209................................................................................................................................................................
Maintaining security when the battery is not fully charged210................................................................................................................................................................
Power usage mode211................................................................................................................................................................
Standby mode212................................................................................................................................................................
Hibernation mode213................................................................................................................................................................
Display modes214................................................................................................................................................................
Display brightness214................................................................................................................................................................
Zooming applications in/out215................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard hot keys216................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix B: Power Cord/Cable Connectors217................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix C: Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer218................................................................................................................................................................
Getting Started219................................................................................................................................................................
Starting ConfigFree219................................................................................................................................................................
ConfigFree Utilities221................................................................................................................................................................
Connectivity Doctor221................................................................................................................................................................
Search for Wireless Devices224................................................................................................................................................................
Profile Settings229................................................................................................................................................................
ConfigFree SUMMIT233................................................................................................................................................................
Quick Connect237................................................................................................................................................................
Using the Automatic Switch240................................................................................................................................................................
Semi-Automatic Switch Feature241................................................................................................................................................................
Glossary242................................................................................................................................................................
Index257................................................................................................................................................................
Toshiba A85-S107 Specifications

Toshiba A85-S107 Specifications (9 pages)

Toshiba Satellite A85-S107: Specifications  
Brand: Toshiba | Category: Laptop | Size: 0.1 MB