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Toshiba P855-S5102 User's Manual

Toshiba P855-S5102 User's Manual (187 pages)

Satellite P840T-ST3N01  
Brand: Toshiba | Category: Laptops/Satellite | Size: 6.14 MB
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................................................................................................................................................................