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Notebook PC
Hardware User's Manual
E3179 / May 2007


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    Notebook PC Hardware User’s Manual E3179 / May 2007...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

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

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    Table of Contents (Cont.) 4. Using the Notebook PC Pointing Device��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 38 Using the Touchpad ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 38 Touchpad Usage Illustrations ������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 39 Caring for the Touchpad ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 40 Automatic Touchpad Disabling (Synaptics) ���������������������������������������������������������� 40 Gaming Optical Mouse (on selected models) ������������������������������������������������������ 41 Storage Devices �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������...

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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 NOTE: Photos and icons in this manual are used for artistic purposes only and do not show what is actually used in the product itself.

  • 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 informa- tion on the various components in the Notebook PC and how to use them. The following are major sections of this User’s Manuals: 1. Introducing the Notebook PC Introduces you to the Notebook PC and this User’s Manual.

  • 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 disconnect all external peripher- als 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.

  • 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 informa- tion on using your Notebook PC. 1. Install the battery pack 3. Open the Display Panel IMPORTANT! When opening, do not force the display panel down to the table or else the hinges may break! Never lift the Note- book PC by the display panel!

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    Introducing the Notebook PC...

  • Page 11: Knowing The Parts

    2. Knowing the Parts Basic sides of the Notebook PC NOTE: Photos and icons in this manual are used for artistic purposes only and do not show what is actually used in the product itself.

  • 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. NOTE: The keyboard will be different for each territory. Camera (on selected models) The built-in camera allows picture taking or video recording. Can be used with video confer- encing and other interactive applications.

  • Page 13: Display Panel

    Camera Indicator The camera indicator shows when the built-in camera is in use. The camera may be auto-activated by supported software. Microphone (Built-in) The built-in mono microphone can be used for video conferencing, voice narrations, or simple audio recordings. Display Panel The display panel functions the same as a desktop monitor.

  • 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. NOTE: The bottom side may vary in appearance depending on model. NOTE: The battery pack size will vary depending on model. WARNING! The bottom of the Notebook PC can get very hot.

  • Page 15: Battery Pack

    TV-Tuner Card Compartment The TV-tuner card compartment allows the installation of a TV-Tuner card for viewing television programs on this Notebook PC. Hard Disk Drive Compartment The hard disk drive is secured in a compartment. Visit an authorized service center or retailer for information on hard disk drive upgrades for your Notebook PC.

  • 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. Direct Flash Indicator The direct flash indicator blinks when Microsoft DirectX 9/10 (used with most games) is running. Use the provided Direct Console software (see indicators) to enable or disable this function. LAN Port The RJ-45 LAN port with eight pins is larger than the RJ-11 modem port and supports a standard Ethernet cable for connection to a local network.

  • Page 17: Audio Input Jack

    Antenna Input (on selected models) The antenna input is for TV or FM Radio (on selected models) frequency signal and allows for use with the provided digital TV/FM antenna or input from subscription televi- sion services. The provided antenna can receive digital TV or FM radio. Cable service connection can receive digital TV, analog TV, or FM radio depending on paid services.

  • Page 18: Right Side

    Knowing the Parts Right Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on this side of the Notebook PC. Audio Speaker The built-in stereo speaker system allows you to hear audio without additional attachments. The multimedia sound system features an integrated digital audio controller that produces rich, vibrant sound (results improved with external stereo headphones or speakers).

  • Page 19: Rear Side

    Rear Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on this side of the Notebook PC. TV-Out Port The TV-Out port is an S-Video connector that allows routing the Notebook PC’s display to a television or video projection device. You can choose between simultaneously or single display.

  • Page 20: Front Side

    Knowing the Parts Front Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on this side of the Notebook PC. Display Panel Button Press the display panel button to open the display panel. WARNING! When opening, do not force the display panel down to the table or else the hinges may break! Never lift the Notebook PC by the display panel! Multimedia Control Buttons (on selected models) The multimedia control buttons allows for convenient controlling of the multimedia application.

  • Page 21: Getting Started

    3. Getting Started Using AC Power Using Battery Power Powering ON the Notebook PC Checking Battery Power Powering Options Power Management Modes Special Keyboard Functions Switches and Status Indicators NOTE: Photos and icons in this manual are used for artistic purposes only and do not show what is actually used in the product itself.

  • Page 22: 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.

  • Page 23: Using Battery Power

    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 24: 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 25: 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 left in the battery. 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.

  • Page 26: Power Options

    Getting Started Power Options The power switch turns ON and OFF the Notebook PC or putting the Notebook PC into sleep or hiberna- tion modes. Actual behavior of the power switch can be customized in Windows Control Panel “Power Options.” For other options, such as “Switch User, Restart, Sleep, or Shut Down,”...

  • Page 27: 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 features through the Power menu in the BIOS Setup. ACPI power management settings are made through the operating system.

  • Page 28: Special Keyboard Functions

    Getting Started 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 29: Colored Hot Keys (cont)

    Colored Hot Keys (cont.) Speaker Icons (F10): Toggles the speakers ON and OFF (only in Windows OS) Speaker Down Icon (F11): Decreases the speaker volume (only in Windows OS) Speaker Up Icon (F12): Increases the speaker volume (only in Windows OS) Num Lk (Ins): Toggles the numeric keypad (number lock) ON and OFF. Allows you to use a larger portion of the keyboard for number entering.

  • Page 30: Microsoft Windows Keys

    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 Win- dows 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 object.

  • Page 31: Switches And Status Indicators

    The selected mode is shown on the display. ASUS Power for Phone Key This key is for use with the ASUS Power for Phone software included with this Notebook PC model. ASUS Power for Phone is a video conferencing application for use with modem or internet connections with support for SKYPE.

  • Page 32: Multimedia Control Keys

    Getting Started Switches and Status Indicators (cont.) Switches (cont.) Multimedia Control Keys The multimedia control keys allows for convenient controlling of the multimedia application. The fol- lowing defines the meaning of each multimedia control key on the Notebook PC. CD Play/Pause During CD stop, begins CD play.

  • Page 33: Status Indicators

    Switches and Status Indicators (cont.) Status Indicators Front Power Indicator The power indicator lights when the Notebook PC is turned ON and blinks slowly when the Note- book PC is in the Suspend-to-RAM (Sleep) mode. This indicator is OFF when the Notebook PC is turned OFF or in the Suspend-to-Disk (Hibernation) mode.

  • Page 34: Drive Activity Indicator

    Using the Notebook PC Switches and Status Indicators (cont.) Status Indicators (cont.) Bluetooth Indicator This is only applicable on models with internal Bluetooth (BT). This indicator will light to show that the Notebook PC’s built-in Bluetooth (BT) function is activated. Drive Activity Indicator Indicates that the Notebook PC is accessing one or more storage device(s) such as the hard disk.

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    Direct Messenger provides status for MS Outlook items, phone calls, and battery level. You can use the provided Direct Console software to customize the default display. Direct console can be opened from the taskbar or from Windows | Start Programs | ASUS Utility | ASUS Direct Console. ASUS Direct Console - Main screen Personal settings screen - Default setting Using the Notebook PC Default display when no status is present�...

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    Using the Notebook PC Status Indicators Direct Messenger Display (Cont.) Personal settings screen - My personal setting Click Add after typing a text or selecting an icon� (You can add text or icons repeatedly�) NOTE: The default setting or personal settings will only display when all of the alarms have been dismissed.

  • Page 37: Using The Notebook Pc

    4. Using the Notebook PC Pointing Device Storage Devices Expansion Card Optical drive Flash memory card reader Hard disk drive Memory (RAM) Connections Modem Connection Network Connection Wireless LAN Connection (on selected models) Bluetooth Wireless Connection (on selected models) Trusted Platform Module (TPM) (on selected models) NOTE: Photos and icons in this manual are used for artistic purposes only and do not show what is actually used in the product itself.

  • Page 38: Pointing Device

    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.

  • Page 39: Touchpad Usage Illustrations

    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. The following 2 examples produce the same results. Clicking Press the left cursor button and release.

  • Page 40: Caring For The Touchpad

    Using the Notebook PC Caring for the Touchpad The touchpad is pressure sensitive. If not properly cared for, it can be easily damaged. Take note of the following precautions. • Make sure the touchpad does not come into contact with dirt, liquids or grease. •...

  • Page 41: Gaming Optical Mouse (on Selected Models)

    Gaming Optical Mouse (on selected models) The gaming optical mouse is a standard mouse with some added software features for easier controls when playing games. Using the Notebook PC Parts of the mouse (top) (1) In-game dpi Increase: Press button to increase dpi of tracking sensitivity. (2) Scrolling and Zooming: Roll wheel up to scroll up;...

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    Using the Notebook PC Gaming Optical Mouse (on selected models) Cont. In-play sensitivity switching The mouse has out-of-box access to three levels of tracking sensitivity - 1600dpi, 800dpi, and 400dpi. 800dpi is the default setting. Use the SetPoint software that comes with the mouse (1) and its Advanced Game Settings feature (2) to configure up to five personalized sensitivity levels between 400dpi and 1600dpi.

  • Page 43: Storage Devices

    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: • Expansion Card • Optical drive • Flash memory reader •...

  • Page 44: Optical Drive

    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 45: Using The Optical Drive

    Optical Drive (Cont.) Removing an optical disc Eject the tray and gently pry the edge of the disc upwards at an angle to remove the disc from the hub. 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 46: Flash Memory Card Reader

    Using the Notebook PC Flash Memory Card Reader Normally a 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 use many flash memory cards as shown in the example below.

  • Page 47: Hard Disk Drive

    Hard Disk Drive Hard disk drives have higher capacities and operate at much faster speeds than floppy disk drives and optical drives. The Notebook PC comes with a replaceable hard disk drive. Current hard drives support S.M.A.R.T. (Self Monitoring and Reporting Technology) to detect hard disk errors or failures before they happen.

  • Page 48: Memory (ram)

    Using the Notebook PC Memory (RAM) Additional memory will increase application performance by decreasing hard disk access. The BIOS automatically detects the amount of memory in the system and configures CMOS accordingly during the POST (Power-On-Self-Test) process. There is no hardware or software (including BIOS) setup required after the memory is installed.

  • Page 49: Connections

    Connections NOTE: The built-in modem and network cannot be installed later as an upgrade. After purchase, modem and/or network can be installed as an expansion card. 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.

  • Page 50: Network Connection

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

  • Page 51: Wireless Lan Connection (on Selected Models)

    Wireless LAN Connection (on selected models) The optional built-in wireless LAN is a compact easy-to-use wireless Ethernet adapter. Implementing the IEEE 802.11 standard for wireless LAN (WLAN), the optional built-in wireless LAN is capable of fast data transmission rates using Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) and Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) technologies on 2.4GHz/5GHz frequencies.

  • Page 52: Windows Wireless Network Connection

    Using the Notebook PC Windows Wireless Network Connection Connecting to a network 1� Switch ON the Wireless function if necessary for your model (see switches in Section 3)� 2� Press [FN F2] repeatedly until Wireless LAN ON or WLAN & Bluetooth ON is shown� 3�...

  • Page 53: Bluetooth Wireless Connection (on Selected Models)

    Bluetooth Wireless Connection (on selected models) Notebook PCs with Bluetooth technology eliminates the need for cables for connecting Bluetooth-enabled devices. Examples of Bluetooth-enabled devices may be Notebook PCs, Desktop PCs, mobile phones, and PDAs. Note: If your Notebook PC did not come with built-in Bluetooth, you need to connect a USB or ExpressCard Bluetooth module in order to use Bluetooth.

  • Page 54: Trusted Platform Module (tpm) (on Selected Models)

    Using the Notebook PC Trusted Platform Module (TPM) (on selected models) The TPM, or Trusted Platform Module, is a security hardware device on the system board that will hold computer-generated keys for encryption. It is a hardware-based solution that an help avoid attacks by hackers looking to capture passwords and encryption keys to sensitive data.

  • Page 55: Antenna Connections (on Selected Models)

    Antenna Connections (on selected models) This page shows multimedia connections for TV Tuner and/or FM Radio Models. TV and radio features require built-in modules only on selected models. IMPORTANT: The Notebook PC must be used indoors when using the antenna. Cable connection Connect the coaxial cable from a paid television service, roof-mounted aerial antenna, or indoor “rabbit ears”...

  • Page 56: Media Center Remote Controller (on Selected Models)

    Using the Notebook PC Media Center Remote Controller (on selected models) A wireless remote controller is included with TV tuner models to control the Notebook PC’s multimedia functions (the included software must be installed). The Media Center on-screen menus are designed for remote control interaction, providing users with a convenient and engaging way to access digital media from across the room.

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    Media Center Remote Controller (on selected models) (Full-sized model) pause when playing Starts or stops recording Rewind Replay / Goes to previous Goes back to previous item/menu/page Scrolls left Increases or decreases audio volume View television program guide View recorded television programs Clear keyed data Red button Green button...

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    Using the Notebook PC...

  • Page 59: Appendix

    Appendix Optional Accessories & Connections Operating System and Software System BIOS Settings Common Problems and Solutions Windows Software Recovery Glossary Declarations and Safety Statements Notebook PC Information NOTE: Photos and icons in this manual are used for artistic purposes only and do not show what is actually used in the product itself.

  • Page 60: Usb Flash Memory Disk

    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 Flash Memory Disk A USB flash memory disk is an optional item that can replace the 1.44MB floppy disk and provide storage up to several hundred megabytes, higher transfer speeds,...

  • Page 61: Optional Connections

    Optional Connections These items, if desired, may be purchased from third-parties. USB Keyboard and Mouse Attaching an external USB keyboard will allow data entry to be more comfortable. Attaching an external USB mouse will allow Windows navigation to be more comfortable. Both the external USB keyboard and mouse will work simultaneously with the Notebook PC’s built-in keyboard and touchpad.

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    Appendix Bluetooth Mouse Setup (optional) This process can be used to add most Bluetooth devices in Windows operating system. 1� Switch ON the Wireless function if necessary for your model (see switches in Section 3)� 2� Press [FN F2] repeatedly until Wireless LAN ON or WLAN &...

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    5� Click Next when the Bluetooth mouse is ready� 7� Select “Don’t use a passkey” and click Next� 9� Click Finish when adding is complete� Note: “RESET” may be necessary after changing batteries. Repeat steps if necessary. Appendix 6� A list of nearby Bluetooth devices will be shown�...

  • Page 64: Operating System And Software

    Appendix Operating System and Software This Notebook PC may offer (depending on territory) its customers the choice of a pre-installed Micro- soft Windows operating system. 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 65: System Bios Settings

    System BIOS Settings Boot Device 1� On the Boot screen, select Boot Device Priority. Security Setting 1� On the Security screen, select Change Supervisor or Change User Password. Appendix 2� Select each item and press [Enter] to select a device� To clear the password: 2�...

  • Page 66: Save Changes

    Appendix System BIOS Settings (cont.) Password Check Select whether to ask for a password during bootup (Always) or only when entering the BIOS setup utility (Setup)� Save Changes User Access Level Select the level of access to allow the “User Password” to have in the BIOS setup utility�...

  • Page 67: Common Problems And Solutions

    4. If the problem still exist, contact your local service center and ask an engineer for assistance. Hardware Problem - Keyboard / Hotkey The Hotkey (FN) is disabled. A. Reinstall the “ATK0100” driver from the driver CD or download it from the ASUS website. Hardware Problem - Built-in Camera The built-in camera does not work correctly.

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    Diagnostics: 1. Power On by Battery only? (Y = 2, N = 4) 2. Able to see BIOS (ASUS Logo)? (Y = 3, N = A) 3. Able to load the OS? (Y = B, N = A) 4. Adapter power LED ON? (Y = 5, N = C) 5.

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    4. Update the BIOS to the latest version with WINFLASH in Windows or AFLASH in DOS mode. These utilities and BIOS files can be downloaded from the ASUS website. (WARNING: Make sure your Notebook PC does not loose power during the BIOS flashing process.) 5.

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    Reboot the system. Assuming that you have successfully flashed the BIOS file, press [F2] to enter BIOS setup page when the ASUS logo appears during system boot-up. f. After entering BIOS setup page, go to Exit page and choose Load Manufacture Defaults.

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    Common Problems and Solutions (Cont.) Symantec’s Norton Internet Security (NIS) 1. Sometimes NIS will show an alert to stop a Trojan virus from a local IP address. This problem can be solved by making sure the virus definition file is the latest one and regularly updating the virus definition file. 2. Reinstalling fails at the “Information Wizard” after uninstalling Norton Antivirus. Make sure NIS has been uninstalled from your computer, reboot your system, install NIS again, use “Live Update”...

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    Appendix Common Problems and Solutions (Cont.) 9. Windows Firewall must be stopped before installing “Norton Internet Security” or “Norton Personal Firewall”. How to stop Windows Firewall: 1. Click Start and then Control Panel. 2. You will have one of two control panels. Click on the Security Center icon. 3. Click on the Windows Firewall icon beneath the status updates. 4. Click Off and then click OK. 10. Why is the “Privacy Control” icon showing ‘x’? Turn off Privacy Control from “Status &...

  • Page 73: Windows Vista Software Recovery

    1. Press [F9] during bootup (requires a Recovery Partition) 2. Press [Enter] to select Windows Setup [EMS Enabled] 3. Read the “ASUS Preload Wizard” screen and click Next. 4. Select a partition option and click Next. Partition options: Recover Windows to first partition only.

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    4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the recovery process. WARNING: Do not remove the Recovery CD (unless instructed to do so) during the recovery process or else your partitions will be unusable. NOTE: Please visit for updated drivers and utilities.

  • Page 75: Glossary

    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) NOTE: This table is for general reference only and should not be used as a source of the American Wire Gauge standard as this table may not be current or complete.

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    Appendix Glossary (Cont.) CPU (Central Processing Unit) The CPU, sometimes called “Processor,” actually functions as the “brain” of the computer. It interprets and executes program commands and processes data stored in memory. Device Driver A device driver is a special set of instructions that allows the computer’s operating system to communicate with devices such as VGA, audio, Ethernet, printer, or modem.

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    Glossary (Cont.) Kensington Locks ® Kensington locks (or compatible) allow the Notebook PC to be secured usually using a metal cable and ® lock that prevent the Notebook PC to be removed from a fixed object. Some security products may also include a motion detector to sound an alarm when moved.

  • Page 78: Suspend Mode

    Appendix Glossary (Cont.) RAM (Random Access Memory) RAM (usually just called memory) is the place in a computer where the operating system, applica- tion programs, and data in current use are temporarily kept so that they can be quickly reached by the computer’s processor instead of having to read from and write to slower storage such as the hard disk or optical disc.

  • Page 79: Declarations And Safety Statements

    Declarations and Safety Statements 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.

  • Page 80: 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).

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    Internal Modem Compliancy (Cont.) 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...

  • Page 82: Federal Communications Commission Statement

    Appendix 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.

  • Page 83: Fcc Radio Frequency Interference Requirements

    FCC Radio Frequency Interference Requirements This device is restricted to INDOOR USE due to its operation in the 5.15 to 5.25GHz frequency range. FCC requires this product to be used indoors for the frequency range 5.15 to 5.25GHz to reduce the potential for harmful interference to co-channel of the Mobile Satellite Systems.

  • Page 84: Wireless Operation Channel For Different Domains

    Appendix Wireless Operation Channel for Different Domains N. America 2.412-2.462 GHz Japan 2.412-2.484 GHz Europe ETSI 2.412-2.472 GHz France Restricted Wireless Frequency Bands Some areas of France have a restricted frequency band. The worst case maximum authorized power indoors are: •...

  • Page 85: Ul Safety Notices

    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 86

    Appendix Nordic Lithium Cautions (for lithium-ion batteries) CAUTION! Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used bat- teries according to the manufacturer’s instructions. (English) ATTENZIONE! Rischio di esplosione della batteria se sostituita in modo errato. Sosti- tuire la batteria con un una di tipo uguale o equivalente consigliata dalla fabbrica.

  • Page 87: 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 classifications can be found in the glossary at the end of this user’s manual. WARNING: Making adjustments or performing procedures other than those specified in the user’s manual may result in hazardous laser exposure.

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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...

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  • Page 90: 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 91: Copyright Information

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

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