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Toshiba L455-S5009 Manuals

Manuals and User Guides for Toshiba L455-S5009

We have 2 Toshiba L455-S5009 manuals available for free PDF download: User's Manual, Resource Manual

  • Table of contents
    Table Of Contents30................................................................................................................................................................
    Introduction37................................................................................................................................................................
    This guide39................................................................................................................................................................
    Safety icons40................................................................................................................................................................
    Other icons used40................................................................................................................................................................
    Your computer's features and specifications41................................................................................................................................................................
    Other documentation41................................................................................................................................................................
    Service options41................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 1: Getting Started42................................................................................................................................................................
    Selecting a place to work42................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting up a work environment42................................................................................................................................................................
    Keeping yourself comfortable43................................................................................................................................................................
    Precautions43................................................................................................................................................................
    Important information on your computer's cooling fan45................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting up your computer45................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting to a power source46................................................................................................................................................................
    Charging the main battery48................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the computer for the first time49................................................................................................................................................................
    Opening the display panel49................................................................................................................................................................
    Turning on the power50................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting up your software51................................................................................................................................................................
    Registering your computer with Toshiba51................................................................................................................................................................
    Adding optional external devices51................................................................................................................................................................
    Adding memory (optional)52................................................................................................................................................................
    Installing a memory module52................................................................................................................................................................
    Removing a memory module57................................................................................................................................................................
    Checking total memory59................................................................................................................................................................
    Recovering the Internal Storage Drive60................................................................................................................................................................
    Recovering to a custom size partition63................................................................................................................................................................
    Recovering without changing the internal storage drive partitions66................................................................................................................................................................
    Creating recovery DVDs/media68................................................................................................................................................................
    Restoring from recovery DVDs/media69................................................................................................................................................................
    Erasing the Internal Storage Drive71................................................................................................................................................................
    status72................................................................................................................................................................
    Installing drivers and applications73................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the TouchPad73................................................................................................................................................................
    Adjusting TouchPad™ settings75................................................................................................................................................................
    Disabling or enabling the TouchPad76................................................................................................................................................................
    Using external display devices76................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting the display device77................................................................................................................................................................
    Directing the display output when you turn on the computer78................................................................................................................................................................
    Adjusting the quality of the external display79................................................................................................................................................................
    Using an external keyboard79................................................................................................................................................................
    Using a mouse79................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting a printer79................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting up a printer80................................................................................................................................................................
    Turning off the computer80................................................................................................................................................................
    Options for turning off the computer81................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the Shut down command83................................................................................................................................................................
    Using and configuring Hibernation mode85................................................................................................................................................................
    Using and configuring Sleep mode87................................................................................................................................................................
    Closing the display panel90................................................................................................................................................................
    Customizing your computer's settings90................................................................................................................................................................
    Caring for your computer90................................................................................................................................................................
    Cleaning the computer90................................................................................................................................................................
    Moving the computer91................................................................................................................................................................
    Using a computer lock91................................................................................................................................................................
    Computing tips92................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 2: Learning the Basics92................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the keyboard93................................................................................................................................................................
    Character keys94................................................................................................................................................................
    keyboard94................................................................................................................................................................
    Ctrl, Fn, and Alt keys94................................................................................................................................................................
    Function keys94................................................................................................................................................................
    Overlay keys95................................................................................................................................................................
    Starting a program96................................................................................................................................................................
    Starting a program from the Start menu96................................................................................................................................................................
    Starting a program using the Search programs and files field98................................................................................................................................................................
    Saving your work98................................................................................................................................................................
    Printing your work100................................................................................................................................................................
    Backing up your work101................................................................................................................................................................
    Restoring your work102................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the optical drive102................................................................................................................................................................
    Optical drive components103................................................................................................................................................................
    Inserting an optical disc104................................................................................................................................................................
    Playing an audio CD105................................................................................................................................................................
    Playing optical media105................................................................................................................................................................
    Recording optical media106................................................................................................................................................................
    Removing a disc with the computer on106................................................................................................................................................................
    Removing a disc with the computer off107................................................................................................................................................................
    Caring for optical discs107................................................................................................................................................................
    Toshiba's online resources107................................................................................................................................................................
    Toshiba's energy-saver design108................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 3: Mobile Computing108................................................................................................................................................................
    Running the computer on battery power109................................................................................................................................................................
    Battery Notice109................................................................................................................................................................
    Power management110................................................................................................................................................................
    Using additional batteries110................................................................................................................................................................
    Charging batteries110................................................................................................................................................................
    Charging the RTC battery111................................................................................................................................................................
    Monitoring main battery power112................................................................................................................................................................
    Determining remaining battery power113................................................................................................................................................................
    What to do when the main battery runs low114................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting battery notifications114................................................................................................................................................................
    Conserving battery power115................................................................................................................................................................
    Power Plans116................................................................................................................................................................
    Using a hot key to set the Power Plan117................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing the main battery118................................................................................................................................................................
    Removing the battery from the computer118................................................................................................................................................................
    Inserting a charged battery120................................................................................................................................................................
    Taking care of your battery121................................................................................................................................................................
    Safety precautions121................................................................................................................................................................
    Maintaining your battery122................................................................................................................................................................
    Disposing of used batteries123................................................................................................................................................................
    Traveling tips124................................................................................................................................................................
    Exploring the desktop125................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 4: Exploring Your Computer's Features125................................................................................................................................................................
    Finding your way around the desktop126................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting up for communications128................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting your computer to a network128................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting a modem to a telephone line129................................................................................................................................................................
    An overview of using the Internet131................................................................................................................................................................
    The Internet131................................................................................................................................................................
    The World Wide Web131................................................................................................................................................................
    Internet Service Providers131................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting to the Internet132................................................................................................................................................................
    Surfing the Internet132................................................................................................................................................................
    Internet features132................................................................................................................................................................
    Uploading to, and downloading files from, the Internet133................................................................................................................................................................
    Exploring audio features134................................................................................................................................................................
    Recording sounds134................................................................................................................................................................
    Using external speakers or headphones134................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the Web Camera135................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the Memory card reader136................................................................................................................................................................
    Inserting memory media136................................................................................................................................................................
    Removing memory media137................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 5: Utilities138................................................................................................................................................................
    TOSHIBA Assist139................................................................................................................................................................
    Connect140................................................................................................................................................................
    Secure141................................................................................................................................................................
    Protect & Fix142................................................................................................................................................................
    Optimize143................................................................................................................................................................
    TOSHIBA Application Installer144................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting passwords145................................................................................................................................................................
    Using an instant password145................................................................................................................................................................
    Using a supervisor password146................................................................................................................................................................
    Using a user password147................................................................................................................................................................
    Deleting a user password148................................................................................................................................................................
    TOSHIBA Face Recognition Utility149................................................................................................................................................................
    TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool Utility150................................................................................................................................................................
    Mouse Utility151................................................................................................................................................................
    TOSHIBA Hardware Setup152................................................................................................................................................................
    TOSHIBA Zooming Utility154................................................................................................................................................................
    TOSHIBA Accessibility155................................................................................................................................................................
    TOSHIBA Service Station156................................................................................................................................................................
    ConfigFree156................................................................................................................................................................
    Getting Started156................................................................................................................................................................
    ConfigFree ® Utilities157................................................................................................................................................................
    Problems that are easy to fix160................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 6: If Something Goes Wrong160................................................................................................................................................................
    Problems when you turn on the computer161................................................................................................................................................................
    working164................................................................................................................................................................
    Using Startup options to fix problems165................................................................................................................................................................
    Internet problems166................................................................................................................................................................
    Fixing a problem with Device Manager167................................................................................................................................................................
    Checking device properties167................................................................................................................................................................
    Memory problems168................................................................................................................................................................
    Power and the batteries168................................................................................................................................................................
    Keyboard problems170................................................................................................................................................................
    Display problems170................................................................................................................................................................
    Disk or storage drive problems172................................................................................................................................................................
    Error-checking172................................................................................................................................................................
    Optical drive problems174................................................................................................................................................................
    Sound system problems175................................................................................................................................................................
    Printer problems175................................................................................................................................................................
    Modem problems176................................................................................................................................................................
    Wireless networking problems177................................................................................................................................................................
    DVD operating problems178................................................................................................................................................................
    Develop good computing habits179................................................................................................................................................................
    If you need further assistance184................................................................................................................................................................
    Before you contact Toshiba184................................................................................................................................................................
    Contacting Toshiba184................................................................................................................................................................
    Other Toshiba Internet Web sites185................................................................................................................................................................
    Toshiba's worldwide offices185................................................................................................................................................................
    Appendix A: Hot Keys/TOSHIBA Cards187................................................................................................................................................................
    Hot Key Cards187................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the Hot Key Cards188................................................................................................................................................................
    Application Cards189................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the Application Cards190................................................................................................................................................................
    Card Case190................................................................................................................................................................
    Hot key functions191................................................................................................................................................................
    Volume Mute191................................................................................................................................................................
    Lock (Instant security)192................................................................................................................................................................
    Power plan193................................................................................................................................................................
    Sleep mode194................................................................................................................................................................
    Hibernation mode195................................................................................................................................................................
    Output (Display switch)196................................................................................................................................................................
    Display brightness197................................................................................................................................................................
    Disabling or enabling wireless devices198................................................................................................................................................................
    Zoom (Display resolution)200................................................................................................................................................................
    Keyboard hot key functions201................................................................................................................................................................
    Appendix B: Power Cord/Cable Connectors202................................................................................................................................................................
    Glossary203................................................................................................................................................................
    Index217................................................................................................................................................................
    Special Windows ® keys219................................................................................................................................................................
  • Toshiba L455-S5009 Resource Manual (56 pages)

    Toshiba satellite l455-s1591: reference guide

    Table of contents
    Table Of Contents2................................................................................................................................................................
    Introduction23................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting up your computer and getting started25................................................................................................................................................................
    Adding memory (optional)29................................................................................................................................................................
    Your computer's TFT display36................................................................................................................................................................
    Learning the basics37................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the TouchPad37................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the optical drive40................................................................................................................................................................
    Moving the computer43................................................................................................................................................................
    Mobile computing43................................................................................................................................................................
    Taking care of your battery47................................................................................................................................................................
    If something goes wrong49................................................................................................................................................................
    If you need further assistance52................................................................................................................................................................
    Power cord/cable connectors53................................................................................................................................................................
    Features and specifications53................................................................................................................................................................
    Index54................................................................................................................................................................