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Notebook PC
Hardware User's Manual
E1916 / Jan 2005


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    Notebook PC Hardware User’s Manual E1916 / Jan 2005...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents 1. Introducing the Notebook PC ...5 About This User’s Manual ... 6 Notes For This Manual ... 6 Preparing your Notebook PC ... 9 2. Knowing the Parts ... 11 Top Side ... 12 Bottom Side ... 14 Left Side ... 16 Rear Side ...

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    4. Using the Notebook PC ... 35 Operating System ... 36 Support Software ... 36 Pointing Device ... 36 Using the Touchpad ... 37 Touchpad Usage Illustrations ... 38 Caring for the Touchpad ... 39 Removing a PC Card (PCMCIA) ... 40 Inserting a PC Card (PCMCIA) ...

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  • Page 5: Introducing The Notebook Pc

    1. Introducing the Notebook PC About This User’s Manual Notes For This Manual Safety Precautions Preparing your Notebook PC...

  • Page 6: About This User's Manual

    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.

  • Page 7: Safety Precautions

    Safety Precautions 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. Do not use strong solvents such as thinners, benzene, or other chemicals on or near the surface.

  • Page 8: Transportation Precautions

    Introducing the Notebook PC Transportation Precautions To prepare the Notebook PC for transport, you should turn it OFF and discon- nect all external peripherals 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.

  • Page 9: Preparing Your Notebook Pc

    Preparing your Notebook PC These are only quick instructions for using your Notebook PC. Read the later pages for detailed infor- mation on using your Notebook PC. 1. Install the battery pack 3. Open the Display Panel (1) Slide the display release latch as illustrated. (2) Lift the display panel with one hand while hold- ing the system portion with your other hand.

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    Introducing the Notebook PC...

  • Page 11: Knowing The Parts

    2. Knowing the Parts Basic sides of the Notebook PC...

  • Page 12: Top Side

    Knowing the Parts Top Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on this side of the Notebook PC. Details are given starting from the top and going clockwise. Microphone Status Indicators (see section 3) Display Panel Latch A 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.

  • Page 13: Display Panel

    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. Stereo Speakers The built-in stereo speaker system allows you to hear audio without additional attachments.

  • Page 14: Bottom Side

    Knowing the Parts Bottom Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on this side of the Notebook PC. Details are given starting from the top and going clockwise. CD Player Power Switch Stereo Speaker (Left) Hard Disk Drive Compartment Shutdown Button...

  • Page 15: Battery Lock

    Battery Lock The spring loaded latch automatically locks the battery pack when inserted. Usage details are described in the battery section later in this manual. Battery Pack The battery pack is automatically charged when connected to an AC power source and maintains power to the Notebook PC when AC power is not connected.

  • Page 16: Left Side

    Knowing the Parts Left Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on this side of the Notebook PC. Port USB Port (2.0/1.1) The Universal Serial Bus is compatible with USB 2.0 or USB 1.1 devices such as keyboards, pointing devices, 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).

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    CD Control Buttons See Section 3 for details. Microphone Input Jack (Mic In) The mono microphone jack (1/8 inch) can be used to connect an external microphone or output signals from audio devices. Using this jack automatically disables the built-in microphone. Use this feature for video conferencing, voice narrations, or simple audio recordings.

  • Page 18: Rear Side

    Knowing the Parts Rear Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on this side of the Notebook PC. Power Parallel Input Port ® Kensington Lock Port ® Kensington Lock Port ® The Kensington lock port allows the Notebook PC to be secured using Kensington book PC security products.

  • Page 19: Modem Port

    USB Port (2.0/1.1) The Universal Serial Bus is compatible with USB 2.0 or USB 1.1 devices such as keyboards, pointing devices, 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). USB allows many devices to run simultaneously on a single computer, with peripherals such as USB keyboards and some newer moni- tors acting as additional plug-in sites or hubs.

  • Page 20: Right Side

    Knowing the Parts Right Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on this side of the Notebook PC. (Device module varies by model) Module Bay The Notebook PC features a swappable drive bay which can utilize different options designed for this Notebook PC.

  • Page 21: Front Side

    Front Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on the front side of the Notebook PC. Status Indicators Stereo Speaker Status Indicators Status indicator details are described in section 3. Display Panel Latch A 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.

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    Knowing the Parts...

  • Page 23: Getting Started

    3. Getting Started Using AC Power Using Battery Power Powering ON the Notebook PC Checking Battery Power Restarting or Rebooting Powering OFF the Notebook PC Special Keyboard Functions Instant Keys and Status Indicators...

  • Page 24: Power System

    Getting Started Power System Using AC Power 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. Your Notebook PC comes with a universal AC-DC adapter.

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    Using Battery Power The Notebook PC is designed to work with a removable battery pack. The battery pack consists of a set of battery cells housed together. A fully charged pack will provide several hours of battery life, which can be further extended by using power management features through the BIOS setup. Additional battery packs are optional and can be purchased separately through a Notebook PC retailer.

  • Page 26: Powering On The Notebook Pc

    Getting Started 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.

  • Page 27: Checking Battery Power

    Checking Battery Power The battery system implements the Smart Battery standard under the Windows environment, which allows the battery to accurately report the amount of charge percentage left in the battery. A fully- charged battery pack provides the Notebook PC a few hours of working power.

  • Page 28: Powering Off The Notebook Pc

    Getting Started Restarting or Rebooting After making changes to your operating system, you may be prompted to restart the system. Some installation pro- cesses will provide a dialog box to allow restart. To re- start the system manually, click Windows Start button and select Shut Down and then choose Restart.

  • Page 29: Special Keyboard Functions

    Special Keyboard Functions 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.

  • Page 30: Keyboard As Cursors

    Getting Started Microsoft Windows™ Keys There are two special Windows™ keys on the keyboard as described below. The key with the Windows™ Logo activates the Start menu located at the bottom left of the Windows™ desktop. The other key, that looks like a Windows™ menu with a small cursor, activates the properties menu and is equivalent to pressing the right mouse button on a Windows™...

  • Page 31: Instant Launch Keys And Status Indicators

    Instant Launch Keys and Status Indicators Instant Launch Keys Bluetooth Key Pressing this button will enable or disable the Notebook PC’s built-in Bluetooth function. A status indicator will light to show when Bluetooth is enabled. Internet Launch Key Pressing this button will launch your Internet browser application while Windows is running. Wireless LAN Indicator (Optional) This indicator is only applicable on models with internal wireless LAN.

  • Page 32: Status Indicators (above Keyboard)

    Getting Started Status Indicators (above keyboard) Drive Activity Indicator Indicates that the Notebook PC is accessing one or more storage device(s) such as the hard disk. The light flashes proportional to the access time. Number Lock Indicates that number lock [Num Lk] is activated when lighted. Number lock allows some of the key- board letters to act as numbers for easier numeric data input.

  • Page 33: Status Indicators (front Edge-visible When Closed)

    Status Indicators (front edge-visible when closed) CD Player Power Indicator (front side) While the Notebook PC is OFF: This LED lights when the CD player is turned ON (by using the “CD Power Switch”). 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.

  • Page 34: Cd Player Control Buttons And Indicator

    Getting Started CD Player Control Buttons and Indicator There are several CD control buttons integrated externally on 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.

  • Page 35: Using The Notebook Pc

    4. Using the Notebook PC Operating System Pointing Device Storage Devices PC Card (PCMCIA) Socket Optical Drive Flash Memory Card Reader Hard Disk Drive Modem Connection Network Connection Power System AC Power System Battery Power System Power Management Modes...

  • Page 36: Operating System

    Using the Notebook PC Operating System This Notebook PC may offer (depending on territory) its customers the choice of a pre-installed oper- ating system such as Microsoft Windows XP. The choices and languages will depend on the territory. The levels of hardware and software support may vary depending on the installed operating system. The stability and compatibility of other operating systems cannot be guaranteed.

  • Page 37: Pointing Device

    Pointing Device The Notebook PC’s integrated touchpad pointing device is fully compatible with all two/three-button and scrolling knob PS/2 mice. The touchpad is pres- sure sensitive and contains no moving parts; there- fore, mechanical failures can be avoided. A device driver is still required for working with some appli- cation software.

  • Page 38: Touchpad Usage Illustrations

    Using the Notebook PC Touchpad Usage Illustrations 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.

  • Page 39: Caring For The Touchpad

    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. Or, you can simply double-tap on the item and hold while dragging the item with your fingertip.

  • Page 40: Bit Cardbus Support

    Using the Notebook PC Storage Devices Storage devices allow the Notebook PC to read or write documents, pictures, and other files to various data storage devices. This Notebook PC has the following storage devices: • PC card • Optical drive •...

  • Page 41: Removing A Pc Card (pcmcia)

    Inserting a PC Card (PCMCIA) Be sure the PC card is level when inserting. 1. If there is a PC Card socket protector, remove it using the “Removing a PC Card” instructions below. 2. Insert the PC card with the connector side first and label side up.

  • Page 42: Inserting An Optical Disc

    Using the Notebook PC 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.

  • Page 43: Optical Drive

    Optical Drive (Cont’) Removing 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. Using the Optical Drive Optical 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.

  • Page 44: Hard Disk Drive

    Using the Notebook PC Flash Memory Card Reader Normally a PCMCIA memory card reader must be purchased separately in order to use memory cards from devices such as digital cameras, MP3 players, mobile phones, and PDAs. This Notebook PC has a single built-in memory card reader that can read the following flash memory cards: Secure Digital (SD), Multi-Media Card (MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick Select (MS Select), Memory Stick Duo (with MS adapter), Memory Stick Pro, and Memory Stick Pro Duo (with MS Pro adapter).

  • Page 45: Modem Connection

    Modem Connection The telephone wire used to connect the Notebook PC’s internal modem should have either two or four wires (only two wires (telephone line #1) is used by the modem) and should have an RJ-11 connector on both ends. Connect one end to the modem port and the other end to an analog telephone wall socket (the ones found in residential buildings).

  • Page 46: Fast-ethernet Connection (gigabit On Selected Models)

    Using the Notebook PC Fast-Ethernet Connection (Gigabit on selected models) 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 100 BASE-TX / 1000 BASE-T speeds, your network cable must be category 5 or better (not category 3) with twisted-pair wiring.

  • Page 47: Power Management Modes

    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.

  • Page 48: Power State Summary

    Using the Notebook PC Power State Summary STATE ENTRY EVENT “Stand by” • “Stand by” through Windows Start button, • Timer as set though “Power Management” STR (“Stand by”) • Hotkey [Fn][F1] (Suspend-to-RAM) STD (“Hibernate”) • Hotkey [Fn][F1] (Suspend-to-Disk) Soft OFF •...

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    Using the Notebook PC Stand by and 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. “Stand by” and “Hibernate” saves power when your Notebook PC is not in use by turning OFF certain components.

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    Using the Notebook PC...

  • Page 51: Appendix

    Appendix Optional Accessories Optional Connections DVD-ROM Drive Information Internal Modem Compliancy Glossary Safety Statements Notebook PC Information...

  • Page 52: Optional Accessories

    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. USB 2.0 Slim Combo Drive (Optional) The slim combo drive features FlextraLink™...

  • Page 53: Wireless Lan Card Or Usb Adapter

    Notebook PC’s, Desk- top PC’s, or a combination of both. Appendix The ASUS USB Wireless LAN Adapter (WL- 167g) is thumb-sized and creates a wireless net- work using the IEEE 802.11g/b wireless standards and connects to any computer using USB2.0 con-...

  • Page 54: Usb Floppy Disk Drive

    Appendix Optional Accessories (Cont.) These items, if desired, come as optional items to complement your Notebook PC. USB Floppy Disk Drive 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.

  • Page 55: Optional Connections

    Appendix 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.

  • Page 56: Ieee1394 Connection

    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-...

  • Page 57: Dvd-rom Drive Information

    DVD-ROM Drive Information The Notebook PC comes with an optional DVD-ROM drive or a CD-ROM drive. In order to view DVD titles, you must install your own DVD viewer software. Optional DVD viewer software may be purchased with this Notebook PC. The DVD-ROM drive allows the use of both CD and DVD discs. Regional Playback Information Playback of DVD movie titles involves decoding MPEG2 video, digital AC3 audio and decryption of CSS protected content.

  • Page 58: Internal Modem Compliancy

    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.

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    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 Israel Lichtenstein Luxemburg The Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom This information was copied from CETECOM and is supplied without liability. For updates to this table, you may visit National requirements will apply only if the equipment may use pulse dialling (manufacturers may state in the user guide that the equipment is only intended to support DTMF signalling, which would...

  • Page 60: Glossary

    Appendix 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...

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    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.

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    Appendix DVD is essentially a bigger, faster CD that can hold video as well as audio and computer data. With these capacities and access rates, DVD discs can provide you with dramatically-enhanced high-color, ® full-motion videos, better graphics, sharper pictures, and Dolby Digital Surround for a theater-like experience.

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    Laser Classifications As lasers became more numerous and more widely used, the need to warn users of laser hazards be- came apparent. To meet this need, laser classifications were established. Current classification levels vary from optically safe, requiring no controls (Class 1) to very hazardous, requiring strict controls (Class 4).

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    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. RAM (Random Access Memory) There are several different types of RAM such as DDR (Double Dynamic RAM), DRAM (Dynamic RAM), EDO DRAM (Extended Data Output DRAM), SDRAM (Synchronous DRAM).

  • Page 65: Safety Statements

    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 undes- ired operation.

  • Page 66: Ul Safety Notices

    Appendix 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).

  • Page 67: Optical Drive Safety Information

    Optical Drive Safety Information Laser Safety Information Internal or external optical drives sold with this Notebook PC contains a CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT (LASER KLASSE 1 PRODUKT). Laser classifications can be found in the glossary at the end of this user’s manual.

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    Appendix Nordic Cautions (for Notebook PC with Lithium-Ion Battery) 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.

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    Appendix CTR 21 Approval (for Notebook PC with built-in Modem) Danish Dutch English Finnish French German Greek Italian Portuguese Spanish Swedish...

  • Page 70: Notebook Pc Information

    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: ___________ Serial Number: ______________ Display Size: ____________ Resolution: _____________ Memory Size: ______________ Retailer: _________________ Location: ___________ Purchase Date: ______________...

  • Page 71: Copyright Information

    ASUS will only be responsible for or indemnify you for loss, damages or claims based in contract, tort or infringe- ment under this Warranty Statement. This limit also applies to ASUS’ suppliers and its reseller. It is the maximum for which ASUS, its suppliers, and your reseller are collectively responsible.

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    44370 Nobel Drive, Fremont, CA 94538, USA General Fax: +1-510-608-4555 Technical Support General Support: +1-502-995-0883 Notebook (Tel): +1-510-739-3777 x5110 ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany & Austria) Company Address: Harkort Str. 25, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany General Telephone: +49-2102-95990 General Fax: +49-2102-959911 Technical Support...

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