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Manuals and User Guides for Toshiba P855-S5102

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  • Table of contents
    Table Of Contents22................................................................................................................................................................
    Introduction28................................................................................................................................................................
    This guide30................................................................................................................................................................
    Safety icons31................................................................................................................................................................
    Other icons used31................................................................................................................................................................
    Your computer's features and specifications32................................................................................................................................................................
    Other documentation32................................................................................................................................................................
    Service options32................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 1: Getting Started33................................................................................................................................................................
    Selecting a place to work33................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting up a work environment33................................................................................................................................................................
    Keeping yourself comfortable34................................................................................................................................................................
    Computer user comfort recommendations34................................................................................................................................................................
    Good Working Posture34................................................................................................................................................................
    keyboard, mouse or monitor35................................................................................................................................................................
    Typing style36................................................................................................................................................................
    Taking breaks and varying tasks36................................................................................................................................................................
    Mobile computing tips37................................................................................................................................................................
    Transporting the notebook37................................................................................................................................................................
    Seeking additional help37................................................................................................................................................................
    Check list38................................................................................................................................................................
    Precautions38................................................................................................................................................................
    Important information on your computer's cooling fan40................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting up your computer41................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting to a power source41................................................................................................................................................................
    Charging the main battery44................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the computer for the first time44................................................................................................................................................................
    Initial setup45................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting up your software45................................................................................................................................................................
    Registering your computer with Toshiba45................................................................................................................................................................
    To Shut down your computer46................................................................................................................................................................
    To Restart your computer46................................................................................................................................................................
    To place your computer in Sleep mode47................................................................................................................................................................
    Adding optional external devices48................................................................................................................................................................
    Adding memory (optional)48................................................................................................................................................................
    Installing a memory module48................................................................................................................................................................
    Removing a memory module54................................................................................................................................................................
    Checking total memory56................................................................................................................................................................
    Recovering the Internal Storage Drive57................................................................................................................................................................
    Creating recovery media58................................................................................................................................................................
    Restoring from recovery media60................................................................................................................................................................
    Refresh your PC (with user's data)61................................................................................................................................................................
    Reset your PC64................................................................................................................................................................
    Installing drivers and applications66................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the touch pad67................................................................................................................................................................
    Adjusting touch pad settings70................................................................................................................................................................
    Disabling or enabling the touch pad71................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting an external device71................................................................................................................................................................
    Using external display devices71................................................................................................................................................................
    Selecting video cables72................................................................................................................................................................
    projector72................................................................................................................................................................
    on the computer73................................................................................................................................................................
    Adjusting the quality of the external display74................................................................................................................................................................
    Customizing your computer's settings74................................................................................................................................................................
    Caring for your computer74................................................................................................................................................................
    Cleaning the computer75................................................................................................................................................................
    Moving the computer75................................................................................................................................................................
    Using a computer lock75................................................................................................................................................................
    Computing tips77................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 2: Learning the Basics77................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the keyboard78................................................................................................................................................................
    Function keys79................................................................................................................................................................
    Mouse properties80................................................................................................................................................................
    Touch Screen81................................................................................................................................................................
    Starting an app81................................................................................................................................................................
    Starting an app from the Start screen81................................................................................................................................................................
    Saving your work82................................................................................................................................................................
    Backing up your work82................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the optical disc drive82................................................................................................................................................................
    Optical disc drive components83................................................................................................................................................................
    Media control buttons84................................................................................................................................................................
    Inserting an optical disc84................................................................................................................................................................
    Playing optical media85................................................................................................................................................................
    Recording optical media85................................................................................................................................................................
    Removing a disc with the computer on86................................................................................................................................................................
    Removing a disc with the computer off86................................................................................................................................................................
    Toshiba's online resources87................................................................................................................................................................
    Toshiba's energy-saver design88................................................................................................................................................................
    Running the computer on battery power88................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 3: Mobile Computing88................................................................................................................................................................
    Battery Notice89................................................................................................................................................................
    Power management90................................................................................................................................................................
    Charging the RTC battery91................................................................................................................................................................
    Monitoring battery power92................................................................................................................................................................
    Determining remaining battery power93................................................................................................................................................................
    What to do when the main battery runs low93................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting battery notifications94................................................................................................................................................................
    Conserving battery power95................................................................................................................................................................
    Power Plans95................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the eco power plan97................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing the main battery97................................................................................................................................................................
    Removing the battery from the computer97................................................................................................................................................................
    Inserting a charged battery99................................................................................................................................................................
    Taking care of your battery100................................................................................................................................................................
    Safety precautions100................................................................................................................................................................
    Maintaining your battery101................................................................................................................................................................
    Disposing of used batteries101................................................................................................................................................................
    Traveling tips102................................................................................................................................................................
    Exploring the Start screen103................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 4: Exploring Your Computer's Features103................................................................................................................................................................
    Charms104................................................................................................................................................................
    Tiles105................................................................................................................................................................
    Exploring the desktop105................................................................................................................................................................
    Finding your way around the desktop105................................................................................................................................................................
    Windows ® Store107................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting up for communications107................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting your computer to a network108................................................................................................................................................................
    Exploring audio features109................................................................................................................................................................
    Recording sounds109................................................................................................................................................................
    Using external speakers or headphones110................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the Web Camera110................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the Memory card reader111................................................................................................................................................................
    Inserting memory media111................................................................................................................................................................
    Removing memory media112................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 5: Utilities113................................................................................................................................................................
    Desktop Assist114................................................................................................................................................................
    Media & Entertainment115................................................................................................................................................................
    Tools & Utilities116................................................................................................................................................................
    Support & Recovery117................................................................................................................................................................
    eco Utility118................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting passwords119................................................................................................................................................................
    Using a supervisor password119................................................................................................................................................................
    Using a user password121................................................................................................................................................................
    Deleting a user password121................................................................................................................................................................
    System Settings122................................................................................................................................................................
    Sleep and Charge123................................................................................................................................................................
    Enabling/Disabling USB Sleep and Charge125................................................................................................................................................................
    Power supply mode settings125................................................................................................................................................................
    Sleep and Music126................................................................................................................................................................
    HDD Protection Utility127................................................................................................................................................................
    Function Key128................................................................................................................................................................
    PC Diagnostic Tool Utility129................................................................................................................................................................
    PC Health Monitor130................................................................................................................................................................
    Recovery Media Creator131................................................................................................................................................................
    Service Station131................................................................................................................................................................
    TOSHIBA Application Installer132................................................................................................................................................................
    Problems that are easy to fix133................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 6: If Something Goes Wrong133................................................................................................................................................................
    Problems when you turn on the computer134................................................................................................................................................................
    working136................................................................................................................................................................
    Using Startup options to fix problems137................................................................................................................................................................
    Internet problems139................................................................................................................................................................
    Fixing a problem with Device Manager140................................................................................................................................................................
    Checking device properties140................................................................................................................................................................
    Memory problems141................................................................................................................................................................
    Power and the batteries142................................................................................................................................................................
    Keyboard problems143................................................................................................................................................................
    Display problems144................................................................................................................................................................
    Disk or storage drive problems146................................................................................................................................................................
    Error-checking146................................................................................................................................................................
    Optical disc drive problems148................................................................................................................................................................
    Sound system problems149................................................................................................................................................................
    Printer problems149................................................................................................................................................................
    Wireless networking problems150................................................................................................................................................................
    DVD operating problems152................................................................................................................................................................
    Develop good computing habits153................................................................................................................................................................
    If you need further assistance159................................................................................................................................................................
    Contacting Toshiba159................................................................................................................................................................
    Other Toshiba Internet Web sites159................................................................................................................................................................
    Toshiba's worldwide offices160................................................................................................................................................................
    Appendix A: TOSHIBA Function Keys161................................................................................................................................................................
    Functions161................................................................................................................................................................
    Help file162................................................................................................................................................................
    Display brightness162................................................................................................................................................................
    Output (Display switch)163................................................................................................................................................................
    Media buttons164................................................................................................................................................................
    Volume Mute165................................................................................................................................................................
    Disabling or enabling wireless devices165................................................................................................................................................................
    Keyboard Function keys165................................................................................................................................................................
    Zoom (Display resolution)165................................................................................................................................................................
    Appendix B: Power Cord/Cable Connectors166................................................................................................................................................................
    Glossary167................................................................................................................................................................
    Index181................................................................................................................................................................
    Special Windows ® keys183................................................................................................................................................................