Safety Statements Federal Communications Commission Statement This device complies with FCC Rules Part 15. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: • This device may not cause harmful interference, and • This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Nordic Cautions CAUTION! Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions. (English) ATTENZIONE! Rischio di esplosione della batteria se sostituita in modo errato. Sostituire la batteria con un una di tipo uguale o equivalente consigliata dalla fabbrica.
Safety Statements Safety Statements WARNING! The following safety precautions will increase the life of the Notebook PC. Follow all precautions and instructions. Except as described in this manual, refer all servicing to qualified personnel. Do not use damaged power cords, accessories, or other peripherals.
Transportation Precautions To prepare the Notebook PC for transport, you should turn it OFF and disconnect all external periph- erals to prevent damage to the connectors. The hard disk drive’s head retracts when the power is turned OFF to prevent scratching of the hard disk surface during transport. Therefore, you should not transport the Notebook PC while the power is still ON.
Safety Statements CTR 21 Approval (for Notebook PC with built-in Modem) Danish Dutch English Finnish French German Greek Italian Portuguese Spanish Swedish...
UL Safety Notices Required for UL 1459 covering telecommunications (telephone) equipment intended to be electrically connected to a telecommunication network that has an operating voltage to ground that does not exceed 200V peak, 300V peak-to-peak, and 105V rms, and installed or used in accordance with the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70).
Contents 1. Introducing the Notebook PC ... 11 About This User’s Manual ... 12 Notes For This Manual ... 12 2. Knowing the Parts ... 13 Top Side ... 14 Bottom Side ... 16 Left Side ... 18 Right Side ... 19 Rear Side ...
Microsoft Windows™ Keys ... 33 Keyboard as Cursors ... 34 Multi-Media Control Buttons and Indicator ... 35 4. Using the Notebook PC ... 37 Pointing Device ... 38 Using the Touchpad ... 38 Touchpad Usage Illustrations ... 38 Caring for the Touchpad ... 40 Optical Drive ...
Contents Hard Disk Drive Upgrades ... 53 Processor Upgrades ... 53 System Memory Expansion ... 53 Appendix ... 55 Optional Accessories... 56 USB Hub (Optional) ... 56 Wireless LAN Cardbus Card or USB (Optional) ... 57 USB Flash Memory (Optional) ... 57 USB Communication Cable (Optional) ...
Introducing the Notebook PC About This User’s Manual You are reading the Notebook PC User’s Manual. This User’s Manual provides information on the various components in the Notebook PC and how to use them. The following are major sections of this User’s Manuals: 1.
Knowing the Parts Top Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on the top side of the Notebook PC. Audio Speaker (Left) Status Indicators Display Panel Latch One spring-loaded latch on the front of the Notebook PC locks the display panel in the closed position when the Notebook PC is not in use.
Display Panel The display panel functions the same as a desktop monitor. The Notebook PC uses an active matrix TFT LCD, which provides excellent viewing like that of desktop monitors. Unlike desktop monitors, the LCD panel does not produce any radiation or flickering, so it is easier on the eyes. Display Panel Care The LCD screen is very delicate and requires careful handling.
Knowing the Parts Bottom Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on the bottom side of the Notebook PC. Name Card Holder Battery Pack WARNING! The bottom of the Notebook PC can get very hot. Be careful when han- dling the Notebook PC while it is in operation or recently been in operation.
Knowing the Parts Air Vents The air vents allow cool air to enter and warm air to exit the Notebook PC. Do not block the air vents or else overheating may occur! CPU Compartment The CPU compartment contains a socket for mounting a central processing unit. CPU installation/ upgrades must be done by an authorized retailer or else warranty will be void.
Knowing the Parts Left Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on the left side of the Notebook PC. Air Vents DC Power Input Jack DC IN The supplied power adapter converts AC power to DC power for use with this jack. Power supplied through this jack supplies power to the Notebook PC and charges the internal battery pack.
Right Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on the right side of the Notebook PC. USB Ports (Rotated 180 deg) USB Ports (1.1 & 2.0) Universal Serial Bus (USB) supports many USB compatible devices such as keyboards, pointing de- vices, video cameras, modems, hard disk drives, printers, monitors, and scanners connected in a series up to 12Mbits/sec (USB 1.1) and 480Mbits/sec (USB 2.0).
Knowing the Parts Rear Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on the rear side of the Notebook PC. USB Ports USB Ports (1.1 & 2.0) Universal Serial Bus (USB) supports many USB compatible devices such as keyboards, pointing de- vices, video cameras, modems, hard disk drives, printers, monitors, and scanners connected in a series up to 12Mbits/sec (USB 1.1) and 480Mbits/sec (USB 2.0).
Knowing the Parts Monitor Port The 15-pin D-sub monitor port supports a standard VGA-compatible device such as a monitor or pro- jector to allow viewing on a larger external display. Air Vents The air vents allow cool air to enter and warm air to exit the Notebook PC. Do not block the air vents or else overheating may occur! TV-Out Port For times when you need a really big display, try the TV-Out function.
Knowing the Parts Front Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on the front side of the Notebook PC. Status Indicators Status Indicators Status indicator details are described in section 3. Display Panel Latch One spring-loaded latch on the front of the Notebook PC locks the display panel in the closed position when the Notebook PC is not in use.
3. Getting Started Using the Battery Pack Operating Systems Power Connection Powering ON The Notebook PC Power Management - Stand By and Hibernate Restarting or Rebooting Powering OFF The Notebook PC Using the Keyboard Instant Launch Keys and Status Indicators...
Getting Started Using the Battery Pack Installing and Removing the Battery Pack Your Notebook PC may or may not have its battery pack installed. If your Notebook PC does not have its battery pack installed, use the following procedures to install the battery pack. To install the battery pack: 1.
Charging the Battery Pack Before you use your Notebook PC on the road, you will have to charge the battery pack. The battery pack begins to charge as soon as the Notebook PC is connected to external power. Fully charge the battery pack before using it for the first time.
Getting Started Power Connection Your Notebook PC comes with a universal AC-DC adapter. That means that you may connect the power cord to any 110V-120V as well as 220V-240V outlets without setting switches or using power converters. Different countries may require that an adapter be used to connect the provided US-stan- dard AC power cord to a different standard.
Powering ON The Notebook PC The Notebook PC’s power-ON message appears on the screen when you turn it ON. If necessary, you may adjust the brightness by using the hot keys. If you need to run the BIOS Setup to set or modify the system configuration, press [F2] upon bootup to enter the BIOS Setup.
Getting Started Power Management - “Stand By” & “Hibernate” Power management settings can be found in the Windows control panel. The following shows the power options properties in Windows. You can define “Stand By” or “Shut down” for closing the display panel, pressing the power button, or activating sleep mode.
Restarting or Rebooting After making changes to your operating system, you may be prompted to restart the system. Some installation processes will provide a dialog box to allow restart. To restart the system manually: Click the Start button and select Shut Down | and choose Restart.
Getting Started Using the Keyboard Colored Hot Keys The following defines the colored hot keys on the Notebook PC’s keyboard. The colored commands can only be accessed by first pressing and holding the function key while pressing a key with a colored command. NOTE: The Hot Key locations on the function keys may vary depending on model but the functions should remain the same.
Getting Started Instant Launch Keys and Status Indicators Instant Launch Keys Power Gear Key The Power Gear button toggles power savings ON or OFF. When power savings is activated, CPU speed and LCD brightness will be decreased. Power Gear will decrease power consumption even more if used together with Intel SpeedStep.
Getting Started Status Indicators Power Indicator The green LED lights to indicate that the Notebook PC is turned ON and blink when the Notebook PC is in the Suspend-to-RAM (Standby) mode. This LED is OFF when the Notebook PC is OFF or in the Suspend-to-Disk (Hibernation) mode.
Keyboard as a Numeric Keypad The numeric keypad is embedded in the keyboard and consists of 15 keys that make number intensive input more convenient. These dual-purpose keys are labeled in orange on the key caps. Numeric as- signments are located at the upper right hand corner of each key as shown in the figure. When the numeric keypad is engaged by pressing board is connected, pressing the keyboards simultaneously.
Getting Started Keyboard as Cursors The keyboard can be used as cursors while Number Lock is ON or OFF in order to increase navigation ease while entering numeric data in spreadsheets or similar applications. With Number Lock OFF, press up, [Fn][K] for down, [Fn][U] for left, and [Fn][O] for right. With Number Lock ON, use [Shift] and one of the cursor keys shown below.
Multi-Media Control Buttons and Indicator There are several CD control buttons integrated on the front of the Notebook PC for convenient CD playing. The buttons activate and control your operating system’s audio player when the Notebook PC is ON. When your Notebook PC is OFF, the CD control buttons activate a CD player function that allows you to listen to audio CDs even while the Notebook PC is not turned ON.
4. Using the Notebook PC Pointing Device Optical Drive PC Card (PCMCIA) Socket Modem and Network Connections IR Wireless Communication AC Power System Battery Power System Power Management Modes System Memory Expansion Hard Disk Drive Upgrades Processor Upgrades...
Using the Notebook PC Pointing Device The Notebook PC’s integrated touchpad pointing device is fully compatible with all two/three-but- ton and scrolling knob PS/2 mice. The touchpad is pressure sensitive and contains no moving parts; therefore, mechanical failures can be avoided. A device driver is still required for working with some application software.
Using the Notebook PC Clicking/Tapping - With the cursor over an item, press the left button or use your fingertip to touch the touchpad lightly, keeping your finger on the touchpad until the item is selected. The selected item will change color.
Using the Notebook PC Dragging - Dragging means to pick up an item and place it anywhere on the screen you wish. You can move the cursor over the item you select, and while keeping the left button depressed, moving the cursor to the desired location, then release the button.
Optical Drive Inserting an optical disc 1. While the Notebook PC’s power is ON, press the drive’s eject button and the tray will eject out partially. 3. Hold the disc by the edge and face the disc’s printed side up. Push down on both sides of the disc’s center until the disc snaps onto the hub.
Using the Notebook PC Using the CD-ROM Drive CD-ROM discs and equipment must be handled with care because of the precise mechanics involved. Keep in mind the important safety instructions from your CD suppliers. Unlike desktop CD-ROM drives, the Notebook PC uses a hub to hold the CD in place regardless of the angle. When inserting a CD, it is important that the CD be pressed onto the center hub or else the CD-ROM drive tray will scratch the CD.
Regional Playback Information Playback of DVD movie titles involves decoding MPEG2 video, digital AC3 audio and decryption of CSS protected content. CSS (sometimes called copy guard) is the name given to the content protection scheme adopted by the motion picture industry to satisfy a need to protect against unlawful content duplication.
Using the Notebook PC PC Card (PCMCIA) Socket The Notebook PC supports PC Cards (or sometimes referred to as PCMCIA cards) to allow expansion like PCI cards on desktop computers. This allows you to customize your Notebook PC to meet a wide range of application needs.
Inserting a PC Card (PCMCIA) 1. If there is a PC Card socket protector, remove it using the “Removing a PC Card” instructions be- low. 2. Insert the PC card with the connector side first and label side up. Standard PC cards will be flush with the Notebook PC when fully inserted.
Using the Notebook PC Modem and Network Connections The built-in modem and network model comes with both an RJ-11 and an RJ-45 port. RJ-11 telephone cables have two or four wires and are used to connect telephones to telephone outlets found in the walls of residential homes and some commercial buildings (some commercial buildings may have telephone wir- ing designed for dedicated phone systems that may not be compatible).
Network Connection Connect a network cable, with RJ-45 connectors on each end, to the modem/network port on the Note- book PC and the other end to a hub or switch. For 100BASE-TX speeds, your network cable must be category 5 (not category 3) with twisted-pair wiring. If you plan on running the interface at 100Mbps, it must be connected to a 100BASE-TX hub (not a 100BASE-T4 hub).
Using the Notebook PC IR Wireless Communication The Notebook PC is equipped with a conveniently located Infrared (IR) Communication Port (see 2. Knowing the Parts for location). The IR port comes with IrDA (Infrared Data Association) Serial Infrared Data Link Version 1.1 compliance, that allows you to perform point-to-point wireless commu- nications.
CAUTION! Disable the infrared communication when you are not using the IR for long periods because the IR consumes a great deal of Windows resources which will de- crease the Notebook PC’s performance. AC Power System The Notebook PC power is comprised of two parts, the power adapter and the battery power system. The power adapter converts AC power from a wall outlet to the DC power required by the Notebook PC.
Using the Notebook PC Using Battery Power A fully-charged battery pack provides the Notebook PC a few hours of working power. But the actual figure varies depending on how you use the power saving features, your general work habits, the CPU, system memory size, and the size of the display panel.
Power Management Modes The Notebook PC has a number of automatic or adjustable power saving features that you can use to maximize battery life and lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). You can control some of these fea- tures through the Power menu in the BIOS Setup. ACPI power management settings are made through the operating system.
Using the Notebook PC Power Savings In addition to reducing the CPU clock, this mode puts devices including the LCD backlight in their lower active state. The Notebook PC enters “Stand by” mode (low priority) when the system remains idle for a specified amount of time. The timeout can be set through BIOS setup (lower priority) and Windows power management (higher priority).
System Memory Expansion Additional memory is optional and not required to use the Notebook PC. Additional memory will increase application performance by decreasing hard disk access. This is more noticeable on newer software that require more and more system resources. The BIOS automatically detects the amount of memory in the system and configures CMOS accordingly during the POST (Power-On-Self-Test) pro- cess.
Appendix Optional Accessories These items, if desired, come as optional items to complement your Notebook PC. USB Hub (Optional) Attaching an optional USB hub will increase your USB ports and allow you to quickly connect or disconnect many USB peripherals through a single cable.
Optional Accessories (Cont.) These items, if desired, come as optional items to complement your Notebook PC. Wireless LAN Cardbus Card or USB (Optional) The SpaceLink™ Cardbus Card is a dual band (IEEE 802.11a/b) wireless LAN adapter that fits into a Notebook PC’s PCMCIA Type II slot with Cardbus support. The USB version is single band (IEEE 802.11b) but supports any computer (Notebook or Desktop) with a USB port.
Appendix Optional Accessories (Cont.) These items, if desired, come as optional items to complement your Notebook PC. USB Floppy Disk Drive (Optional) The Notebook PC features an optional USB-interface disk drive that accepts a standard 1.44MB (or 720KB) 3.5-inch floppy diskette. The eject button is on the top edge of the floppy disk drive for easy access, unlike desktop PCs with the eject button on the bottom of the floppy disk drive.
Optional Connections These items, if desired, may be purchased from third-parties. Monitor Out Connection Attaching an optional VGA/LCD monitor is just like that of a standard desktop PC (some configu- rations may require additional display driver set- tings. You can view the Notebook PC display panel while simultaneously allowing others to view the external monitor.
Appendix Optional Connections (Cont.) These items, if desired, may be purchased from third-parties. IEEE1394 Connection 1394 is a high speed serial bus like SCSI but has simple connections and hot-plugging capabilities like USB. Up to 63 devices such as hard disk drives, scanners, removable drives, and digital cameras/ video cameras with an 1394 port can all be con- nected (more 1394 devices can be connected us-...
Appendix Internal Modem Compliancy The Notebook PC with internal modem model complies with JATE (Japan), FCC (US, Canada, Korea, Taiwan), and CTR21. The internal modem has been approved in accordance with Council Decision 98/ 482/EC for pan-European single terminal connection to the public switched telephone network (PSTN). However due to differences between the individual PSTNs provided in different countries, the approval does not, of itself, give an unconditional assurance of successful operation on every PSTN network termination point.
Appendix This table shows the countries currently under the CTR21 standard. Country Applied Austria Belgium Czech Republic Denmark Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Ireland Italy Still Pending Israel Lichtenstein Luxemburg The Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom This information was copied from CETECOM and is supplied without liability.
Glossary ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Management Interface) Modern standard for reducing power usage in computers. APM (Advanced Power Management) Modern standard for reducing power usage in computers. AWG (American Wire Gauge) Gauge Diam Area (mm) (mm2) 0.04 0.0013 0.05 0.0020 0.06 0.0028...
Appendix BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) BIOS is a set of routines that affect how the computer transfers data between computer components, such as memory, disks, and the display adapter. The BIOS instructions are built into the computer’s read-only memory. BIOS parameters can be configured by the user through the BIOS Setup program. The BIOS can be updated using the provided utility to copy a new BIOS file into the EEPROM.
Appendix IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics) IDE devices integrate the drive control circuitry directly on the drive itself, eliminating the need for a separate adapter card (in the case for SCSI devices). UltraDMA/66 or 100 IDE devices can achieve up to 33MB/Sec transfer. IEEE1394 Also known as iLINK (Sony) or FireWire (Apple).
Appendix POST (Power On Self Test) When you turn on the computer, it will first run through the POST, a series of software-controlled diagnostic tests. The POST checks system memory, the motherboard circuitry, the display, the key- board, the diskette drive, and other I/O devices. PS/2 Port PS/2 ports are based on IBM Micro Channel Architecture.
Appendix Notebook PC Information This page is provided for recording information concerning your Notebook PC for future reference or for technical support. Keep this User’s Manual in a secured location if passwords are filled out. Owner’s Name: __________________________ Owner’s Telephone: ________________ Manufacturer: ______________________________________ Model: ________________ Retailer: ______________________________________ Telephone: ________________ Display Size: _________ Purchase Date: _________ Serial Number: ________________...
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