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    User's Manual Satellite C50-A/C50t-A/C55- A/C55t-A Satellite Pro C50-A/C50t-A...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Using the Touch Screen ............... 4-1 Using the Touch Pad ................4-2 The Keyboard ..................4-3 Optical disc drives ................4-5 TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER ..............4-12 TOSHIBA Blu-ray Disc Player ............4-15 Battery ....................4-17 LAN ....................... 4-23 Additional memory module ..............4-25 User's Manual...

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    Utilities and Applications ..............5-1 Special features ..................5-4 TOSHIBA Password Utility ..............5-6 TOSHIBA System Settings ..............5-8 TOSHIBA Media Player by sMedio TrueLink+ ........5-9 TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor .............. 5-10 System Recovery ................5-12 Chapter 6 Troubleshooting Problem solving process ..............

  • Page 4: Chapter 1 Toshiba Legal, Regulatory And Safety

    TOSHIBA computers. Copyright, Disclaimer and Trademarks Copyright © 2013 by TOSHIBA Corporation. All rights reserved. Under the copyright laws, this manual cannot be reproduced in any form without the prior written permission of TOSHIBA. No patent liability is assumed, with respect to the use of the information contained herein.

  • Page 5: Regulatory Information

    ® The Bluetooth word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Toshiba Corporation and its affiliates is under license. The terms HDMI and HDMI High-Definition Multimedia Interface, and the HDMI Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries.

  • Page 6: Fcc Conditions

    Only peripherals complying with the FCC class B limits may be attached to this equipment. Operation with non-compliant peripherals or peripherals not recommended by TOSHIBA is likely to result in interference to radio and TV reception. Shielded cables must be used between the external devices and the computer’s External RGB monitor port, Universal Serial Bus (USB...

  • Page 7: Working Environment

    EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) and safety standards. However, TOSHIBA cannot guarantee that this product still observes these EMC standards if options or cables not produced by TOSHIBA are connected or implemented. In this case the persons who have connected/implemented those options/cables have to provide assurance that the system (PC plus options/cables) still fulfils the required standards.

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    Note that Canadian Department of Communications (DOC) regulations provide, that changes or modifications not expressly approved by TOSHIBA Corporation could void your authority to operate this equipment. This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.

  • Page 9: Following Information Is Only For Turkey

    Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals), entered into force on 1 June 2007, with phased deadlines to 2018. Toshiba will meet all REACH requirements and is committed to provide our customers with information about the presence in our articles of substances included on the candidate list according to REACH regulation.

  • Page 10: Video Standard Notice

    For more detailed information about recycling of this product, please visit our website (http://www.toshiba- india.com) or contact call center (1800-200-8674). These symbols may not stick depending on the country and region where you purchased.

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    ---------------------------------- /* Copyright (C) 1995-1998 Eric Young (eay@cryptsoft.com) All rights reserved. This package is an SSL implementation written by Eric Young (eay@cryptsoft.com). The implementation was written so as to conform with Netscapes SSL. This library is free for commercial and non-commercial use as long as the following conditions are aheared to.

  • Page 13: Freetype License Issues

    USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

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    Finally, many people asked us for a preferred form for a credit/disclaimer to use in compliance with this license. We thus encourage you to use the following text: """ Portions of this software are copyright (C) <year> The FreeType Project (www.freetype.org).

  • Page 15

    source and object code forms) and derivative works thereof for any purpose; and to authorize others to exercise some or all of the rights granted herein, subject to the following conditions: Redistribution of source code must retain this license file (`FTL.TXT') unaltered;...

  • Page 16: Energy Star Program

    ENERGY STAR logo on the computer and the following information applies. TOSHIBA is a partner in the ENERGY STAR Program and has designed this computer to meet the latest ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency. Your computer...

  • Page 17: Optical Disc Drive Safety Instructions

    To prevent direct exposure to the laser beam, do not try to open the enclosure. Location of the Required Label (Sample shown below. Location of the label and manufacturing information may vary.) TOSHIBA SAMSUNG STORAGE TECHNOLOGY KOREA CORPORATION 14F, Bldg. No.102, Digital empire2, 486 Sin-dong, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon-si,...

  • Page 18: General Precautions

    General Precautions TOSHIBA computers are designed to optimize safety, minimize strain and withstand the rigors of portability. However, certain precautions should be observed to further reduce the risk of personal injury or damage to the computer. Be certain to read the general precautions below and to note the cautions included in the text of the manual.

  • Page 19: Cleaning The Computer

    Stress injury Carefully read the Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort. It contains information on the prevention of stress injuries to your hands and wrists that can be caused by extensive keyboard use. It also includes information on work space design, posture and lighting that can help reduce physical stress.

  • Page 20: Safety Icons

    Moving the computer While the computer is designed for flexible day-to-day usage you should exercise a few simple precautions when moving it in order to help ensure trouble-free operation. Make sure all disk/disc activity has ended before moving the computer. Turn off (shut down) the computer.

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    A caution informs you that improper use of equipment or failure to follow instructions may cause data loss, equipment damage, or may result in minor or moderate injury. Please read. A note is a hint or advice that helps you make best use of your equipment.

  • Page 22: Chapter 2 Getting Started

    Some of the features described in this manual may not function properly if you use an operating system that was not pre-installed by TOSHIBA. Equipment checklist Carefully unpack your computer, taking care to save the box and packaging materials for future use.

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    Click Tap the Touch Pad or click the left Touch Pad control button once. Left click the mouse once. Tap the touch screen once (only for touch screen models). Right-click Click the right Touch Pad control button once. Right click the mouse once. Press and hold on the touch screen (only for touch screen models).

  • Page 24: Using Your Computer For The First Time

    DC power and reduces the voltage supplied to this computer. Always use the TOSHIBA AC adaptor that was included with your computer, or use AC adaptors specified by TOSHIBA to avoid any risk of fire or other damage to the computer. Use of an incompatible AC adaptor could cause fire or damage to the computer possibly resulting in serious injury.

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    Never plug the AC adaptor into a power source that does not correspond to both the voltage and the frequency specified on the regulatory label of the unit. Failure to do so could result in a fire or electric shock, possibly resulting in serious injury. Always use or purchase power cables that comply with the legal voltage and frequency specifications and requirements in the country of use.

  • Page 26: Opening The Display

    Either a 2-pin or 3-pin adaptor/cord will be included with the computer depending on the model. Connect the AC adaptor’s DC output plug to the DC IN 19V jack on your computer. Figure 2-3 Connecting the DC output plug to the computer 1.

  • Page 27: Turning On The Power

    Do not close the display panel with pens or any other objects left in between the display panel and the keyboard. When opening or closing the display panel, place one hand on the palm rest to hold the computer in place and use the other hand to slowly open or close the display panel (Do not use excessive force when opening or closing the display panel).

  • Page 28: Getting To Know Windows

    When it is displayed, be sure to read the License Terms carefully. Getting to know Windows For detailed information on what is new and how to operate Windows, please refer to the Windows Help and Support. Start screen The Start screen is the launching pad for everything you can do in the Windows operating system, providing new and easy ways to access everything from your favorite apps and Web sites to your contacts and other important information.

  • Page 29: Turning Off The Power

    Typical Start screen tiles are the Desktop tile and Mail tile, as well as tiles representing all other applications downloaded to your system. Windows Store Although many applications will be pre-installed or built-in to your computer, you will also have the ability to download many other applications at the click of your mouse.

  • Page 30: Restarting The Computer

    Do not turn the computer or peripheral devices back on immediately - wait a short period to avoid any potential damage. Restarting the computer Certain conditions require that you reset the computer, for example if: You change certain computer settings. If you need to restart the computer, there are two ways this can be achieved: In the Settings charm, click Power and then select Restart.

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    Please note that keyboard keys can only be used if the Wake- up on Keyboard option is enabled within the TOSHIBA System Settings. If the computer enters Sleep Mode while a network application is active, the application might not be restored when the computer is next turned on and the system returns from Sleep Mode.

  • Page 32: Hibernation Mode

    Sleep Mode limitations Sleep Mode will not function under the following conditions: Power is turned back on immediately after shutting down. Memory circuits are exposed to static electricity or electrical noise. Hibernation Mode The Hibernation Mode feature saves the contents of memory to the Hard Disk Drive when the computer is turned off so that, the next time it is turned on, the previous state is restored.

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    1. Click Desktop -> Desktop Assist -> Control Panel -> System and Security -> Power Options. 2. Click Choose what the power button does or Choose what closing the lid does. 3. Click Change settings that are currently unavailable. 4. Select the Hibernate check box from Shutdown settings. 5.

  • Page 34: Chapter 3 The Grand Tour

    Chapter 3 The Grand Tour This chapter identifies the various components of the computer - it is recommended that you become familiar with each before you operate the computer. Legal Footnote (Non-applicable Icons) For more information regarding Non-applicable Icons, please refer to the Legal Footnotes section.

  • Page 35: Left Side

    Power indicator The Power indicator glows white when the computer is turned on. However, if you turn the computer off into Sleep Mode, this indicator will blink white. Wireless The Wireless communication indicator glows communication amber when the Bluetooth or Wireless LAN indicator functions are turned on.

  • Page 36: Right Side

    DC IN 19V jack The AC adaptor connects to this jack in order to power the computer and charge its internal batteries. Please note that you should only use the model of AC adaptor supplied with the computer at the time of purchase - using the wrong AC adaptor can cause damage to the computer.

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    Figure 3-3 The right side of the computer 1. Headphone jack 5. HDMI out port* 2. Microphone jack 6. LAN jack* 3. Universal Serial Bus (USB 3.0) port 7. External RGB monitor port* 4. Universal Serial Bus (USB 2.0) port 8.

  • Page 38: Back

    LAN jack This jack lets you connect to a LAN. The adaptor has built-in support for Ethernet LAN (10 megabits per second, 10BASE-T), or Fast Ethernet LAN (100 megabits per second, 100BASE-TX). Some models are equipped with a Gigabit Ethernet LAN (1000 megabits per second, 1000BASE-T).

  • Page 39: Underside

    Underside The following figures show the underside of the computer. You should ensure that the display is closed before the computer is turned over to avoid causing any damage. Figure 3-5 The underside of the computer 1. Battery lock 3. Cooling vents 2.

  • Page 40: Front With The Display Open

    Front with the display open This section shows the computer with the display panel open. In order to open the display, lift the display panel up and position it at a comfortable viewing angle for you. Figure 3-6 The front of the computer with the display panel open 1.

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    Wireless Some computers in this series are equipped with communication the Wireless LAN/Bluetooth antennas. antennas Legal Footnote (Wireless LAN) For more information regarding Wireless LAN, please refer to the Legal Footnotes section. Microphone The built-in microphone allows you to import and record sounds for your application - please refer to the Sound System and Video mode...

  • Page 42: Internal Hardware Components

    The processor type varies depending on model. To check which type of processor is included in your model, open the TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor utility by clicking Desktop -> Desktop Assist -> Support & Recovery -> PC Health Monitor, and then click PC Information.

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    Solid State Drive depending on the model. To check which type of HDD/SSD is included in your model, open the TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor utility by clicking Desktop -> Desktop Assist -> Support & Recovery -> PC Health Monitor, and then click PC Information.

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    Graphics Processing Graphics processing unit (GPU) performance Unit may vary depending on product model, design configuration, applications, power management settings and features utilized. GPU performance is only optimized when operating in AC power mode and may decrease considerably when operating in battery power mode. Legal Footnote (Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)) For more information regarding Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), please refer to the...

  • Page 45: Power Condition Descriptions

    Power Condition Descriptions Power conditions The computer's operating capability and battery charge status are affected by different power conditions, including whether an AC adaptor is connected and what the charge level is for that battery. The LED in the table below refers to the DC IN/Battery indicator. Power on Power off (no operation)

  • Page 46: Power Indicator

    White Indicates the AC adaptor is connected and the battery is fully charged. No light Under any other conditions, the indicator does not light. If the battery pack becomes too hot while it is being charged, the charge will stop and the DC IN/Battery indicator will go out. When the battery pack's temperature falls to a normal range, charging will resume - this process will occur regardless of whether the computer's power is on or off.

  • Page 47: Chapter 4 Operating Basics

    Chapter 4 Operating Basics This chapter describes the basic operations of your computer, and highlights the precautions that should be taken when using it. Using the Touch Screen Some models are equipped with a touch screen. You can use your finger to manipulate icons, buttons, menu items, the onscreen keyboard, and other items on the touch screen.

  • Page 48: Using The Touch Pad

    Swipe Quickly move your finger in from the edge of the screen, without pausing when you first touch it. Swipe from the left edge: shows your recently opened apps, and so on. Swipe from the right edge: opens or closes the charms (Search, Share, Start, Devices, Settings).

  • Page 49: The Keyboard

    Swipe Quickly move your finger in from the edge of the Touch Pad, without pausing when you first touch Swipe from the left edge: shows your recently opened apps. Swipe from the right edge: opens or closes the charms (Search, Share, Start, Devices, Settings). Swipe from the top edge: opens or closes the app command bar.

  • Page 50: Function Key

    CAPS LOCK This indicator glows green when letter keys are locked into their uppercase format. NUM LOCK When the NUM LOCK indicator glows, you can use the number keys on the keyboard for number entry. Function Key The function keys (F1 ~ F12) are the twelve keys at the top of your keyboard.

  • Page 51: Optical Disc Drives

    Some functions will show the toast notification at the edges of the screen. Those toast notifications are disabled at factory default. You can enable them in the TOSHIBA Function Key application. To access it, click Desktop -> Desktop Assist -> Tools & Utilities ->...

  • Page 52: Using Optical Disc Drives

    Formats The drives support the following formats. DVD Super Multi drive The drive supports the following formats: CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, DVD- Video, CD-DA, CD-Text, Photo CD™ (single/multi-session), CD-ROM Mode 1/Mode 2, CD-ROM XA Mode 2 (Form1, Form2), Enhanced CD (CD- EXTRA), Addressing Method 2, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, DVD-R DL (Format1), DVD+R DL.

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    Grasp the disc tray gently and pull until it is fully opened. Figure 4-2 Pressing the eject button and pulling the disc tray open 1. Eject button 2. Disc tray Lay the disc, label side up, in the disc tray. Figure 4-3 Inserting a disc 1.

  • Page 54: Removing Discs

    Removing discs To remove the disc, follow the steps as detailed below: Do not press the eject button while the computer is accessing the optical disc drive. Wait for the optical disc drive indicator to go out before you open the disc tray.

  • Page 55: Important Message

    - this may cause you to either lose data or incur other damage to the drive or media. Disclaimer TOSHIBA does not assume responsibility for the following: User's Manual...

  • Page 56: Before Writing Or Rewriting

    Please also be aware that in no event does TOSHIBA guarantee the operation, quality or performance of any disc. CD-R: TAIYO YUDEN CO., Ltd.

  • Page 57: When Writing Or Rewriting

    DVD-RW: DVD Specifications for Recordable Disc for Version 1.1 or version Victor Company of Japan, Ltd. (JVC) (for 2x, 4x and 6x speed media) MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD. (for 2x, 4x and 6x speed media) DVD+RW: MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD. (for 4x and 8x speed media) DVD-RAM: (DVD Super Multi drive only) DVD Specifications for DVD-RAM Disc for Version 2.0, Version 2.1 or Version 2.2...

  • Page 58: Toshiba Video Player

    Keep mobile phones and other wireless communication devices away from the computer. TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER Please be aware of the following limitations when you use the TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER: Notes on use This software can only be used on Windows operating system.

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    Do not lock the computer using the Windows logo ( ) + L keys when running the TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER. The TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER does not have a parental control function. In order to protect copyrights, the Windows Print Screen function is disabled when TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER is running.

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    TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER features and instructions are explained in details in TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER Manual. Use the following procedure to open TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER Manual. Press the F1 key when TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER is launched and click the Help button. User's Manual...

  • Page 61: Toshiba Blu-ray Disc Player

    TOSHIBA Blu-ray Disc Player Please be aware of the following limitations when you use TOSHIBA Blu- ray Disc Player. Notes on Use This software can only be used on Windows operating system. Playback of high bit rate content may cause frame dropping, audio skipping or decrease in computer performance.

  • Page 62

    To playback video on an external display or TV using TOSHIBA Blu- ray Disc Player, use output devices like external displays or TV that have HDCP supported HDMI port. The video cannot be displayed on an external display or TV connected to the RGB connector.

  • Page 63: Battery

    TOSHIBA Blu-ray Disc Player features and instructions are explained in details in TOSHIBA Blu-ray Disc Player Manual. Use the following procedure to open TOSHIBA Blu-ray Disc Player Manual. Press the F1 key when TOSHIBA Blu-ray Disc Player is launched and click the Help button. Battery This section explains battery types, use, recharging methods and handling.

  • Page 64: Charging The Batteries

    TOSHIBA as replacements. The computer's RTC battery is a lithium ion battery and should be replaced only by your dealer or by a TOSHIBA service representative. The battery can explode if not properly replaced, used, handled or disposed. Dispose of the battery as required by local ordinances or regulations.

  • Page 65: Charging Time

    Use only the computer connected to an AC power source or optional TOSHIBA Battery charger to charge the battery pack. Never attempt to charge the battery pack with any other charger. Charging Time The following table shows the approximate time required to fully charge a discharged battery.

  • Page 66: Monitoring Battery Capacity

    Fully discharge the battery by leaving it in the computer with the power on until the system automatically turns itself off. Connect the AC adaptor to the DC IN 19V jack of the computer, and to a wall outlet that is supplying power. Charge the battery until the DC IN/Battery indicator glows white.

  • Page 67: Extending Battery Life

    Whether you close the display panel when you are not using the keyboard - closing the display saves power. The environmental temperature - operating time decreases at low temperatures. The condition of the battery terminals - you should always ensure the terminals stay clean by wiping them with a clean dry cloth before installing the battery pack.

  • Page 68: Replacing The Battery Pack

    5. Charge the battery pack until the DC IN/Battery indicator glows white. Replacing the battery pack Please be aware that the battery pack is classified as a consumable item. The operating life of the battery pack will gradually reduce through repeated charging and discharging, and will need to be replaced when it reaches the end of its operating life.

  • Page 69: Lan

    Figure 4-6 Releasing the battery pack -2 1. Battery lock 3. Battery pack 2. Battery release latch Installing the battery pack To install a battery pack, follow the steps as detailed below: Do not touch the battery release latch while holding the computer or the battery pack might fall out due to the unintentional release of the battery release latch and cause injuries.

  • Page 70: Lan Cable Types

    LAN cable types The computer must be configured properly before connecting to a LAN. Logging onto a LAN using the computer’s default settings could cause a malfunction in LAN operation. Check with your LAN administrator regarding set-up procedures. If you are using Gigabit Ethernet LAN (1000 megabits per second, 1000BASE-T), be sure to connect with a CAT5e cable or higher.

  • Page 71: Additional Memory Module

    When installing or removing a memory module, you must ensure that you do not touch any other internal areas of the computer. Use only memory modules approved by TOSHIBA. Do not try to install or remove a memory module under the following conditions.

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    Loosen the screw securing the memory module cover in place - please note that the screw is attached to the cover in order to prevent it from being lost. Slide your fingernail or a thin object under the cover and lift it off. Figure 4-8 Removing the memory module cover 1.

  • Page 73: Installing A Memory Module

    Seat the memory module cover in place and secure it with the screw. Take care to ensure that the memory module cover is firmly closed. Figure 4-10 Seating the memory module cover 1. Memory module cover 2. Screw Product appearance depends on the model you purchased. 10.

  • Page 74: Memory Media

    Align the notch of the memory module with that of the memory slot and gently insert the module into the slot at about a 30 degree angle before holding it down until the latches on either side snap into place. Figure 4-11 Seating the memory module 1.

  • Page 75

    capacities so that you can easily transfer data from devices, such as digital cameras and Personal Digital Assistants. Keep foreign objects out of the memory media slot. Never allow metal objects, such as screws, staples and paper clips, to enter the computer or Keyboard.

  • Page 76: Media Care

    The maximum capacity of SD memory cards is 2GB. The maximum capacity of SDHC memory cards is 32GB. The maximum capacity of SDXC memory cards is 64GB. Memory media format New media cards are formatted according to specific standards. If you wish to reformat a media card, be sure to do so with a device that uses media cards.

  • Page 77: Inserting Memory Media

    SD Card (SD memory card, SDHC memory card and SDXC memory card) Set the write-protect switch to the lock position, if you do not want to record data. Inserting memory media The following instructions apply to all types of supported media devices. To insert memory media, follow the steps as detailed below: Turn the memory media so that the contacts (metal areas) face down.

  • Page 78: External Display

    If you remove the memory media or turn off the power while the computer is accessing the memory media, you may lose data or damage the media. Do not remove the memory media while the computer is in Sleep or Hibernation Mode.

  • Page 79

    At that time, please read the manual of the monitor and set the display mode which is supporting at the monitor. Then it will be displayed with suitable size with correct aspect ratio. The HDMI out port HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port digitally transfers both video and audio data without reducing the quality.

  • Page 80: Changing The Display Settings

    1. Click Desktop -> Desktop Assist -> Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Sound. 2. In the Playback tab, select the playback device which you want to switch to. 3. To use the internal speakers on your computer, select Speakers. To use the television or the external monitor that you have connected to the computer, select a different playback device.

  • Page 81: Security Lock

    You are able to add a number of options and accessories in order to make your computer even more powerful and convenient to use. For reference, the following list details some of the items that are available from your reseller or TOSHIBA dealer: Memory Kit DDR3/DDR3L-1600 memory modules can easily be installed in the computer.

  • Page 82: Sound System And Video Mode

    Sound System and Video mode This section describes some of the audio control functions. Volume Mixer The Volume Mixer utility lets you control the audio volume for playback of devices and applications under Windows. To launch the Volume Mixer utility, click Desktop and right click on the speaker icon on the Taskbar, and then select Open Volume Mixer from the sub menu.

  • Page 83: Realtek Hd Audio Manager

    Accurate placement of audio cues for immersive surround sound from any PC speaker configuration laptop / desktop speakers or headphones Broad sweet spot with elevated sound image Maximum volume output delivering maximum volume without creating clipping or distortion Dialog enhancement for clear and intelligible vocals Bass enhancement for rich, low frequency production High frequency definition for crisp details Consistent volume level across content...

  • Page 84: Power Management

    Information Click the Information button to view hardware information, software information, and language setting. Power Management The audio controller in your computer can be turned off when the audio function is not used. To adjust the configuration of audio power management, click the Power Management button When audio power management is enabled, the circle button at the upper left of the Power Management is blue and convex.

  • Page 85: Chapter 5 Utilities And Advanced Usage

    README.TXT file (if applicable). TOSHIBA Desktop TOSHIBA Desktop Assist is a graphical user Assist interface that provides access to specific tools and TOSHIBA utilities and applications that make the use and configuration of the computer easier.

  • Page 86

    Depending on the usage situation, the battery's life cycle might not be extended properly. To access this utility, click Desktop -> Desktop Assist -> Tools & Utilities -> eco Utility. For details on TOSHIBA eco utility, see the help file. User's Manual...

  • Page 87

    To start this utility, click Desktop -> Desktop Assist -> Media & Entertainment -> TOSHIBA Blu-ray Disc Player.For details on how to use TOSHIBA Blu-ray Disc Player, see the help file. TOSHIBA Media This software is a multimedia player which can Player by sMedio be used to play back video, music and photo.

  • Page 88: Special Features

    To access the setup files of the drivers/utilities, click Applications and Drivers in the Apps view. TOSHIBA Media Player by sMedio TrueLink+ application is not included in the setup files above but can be downloaded from Windows Store. Special features The following features are either unique to TOSHIBA computers or are advanced features which make the computer more convenient to use.

  • Page 89

    System automatic This feature automatically shuts down the system Sleep/Hibernation into either Sleep Mode or Hibernation Mode when there is no input or hardware access for a Mode specified time. This can be specified in the Power Options. Power on password Two levels of password security, supervisor and user, are available to prevent unauthorized access to your computer.

  • Page 90: Toshiba Password Utility

    TOSHIBA Password Utility The TOSHIBA Password Utility provides two levels of password security: User and Supervisor. Passwords set by the TOSHIBA Password Utility function are different from the Windows password. User Password To start the utility, click the following items: Desktop ->...

  • Page 91

    To end the BIOS Setup, press F10, and then select Yes to accept the changes. The computer will restart. If you forget your HDD User Password, TOSHIBA will NOT be able to assist you, and your HDD will be rendered COMPLETELY and PERMANENTLY INOPERABLE.

  • Page 92: Toshiba System Settings

    To run TOSHIBA System Settings, click Desktop -> Desktop Assist -> Tools & Utilities -> System Settings. The TOSHIBA System Settings window contains a number of tabs to allow specific functions of the computer to be configured. In addition there are also three buttons: OK, Cancel and Apply.

  • Page 93: Toshiba Media Player By Smedio Truelink

    Make sure to restart your computer immediately to apply these changes. TOSHIBA Media Player by sMedio TrueLink+ Please be aware of the following limitations when you use the TOSHIBA Media Player by sMedio TrueLink+: Notes on use This software is a multimedia player which can be used to play back video, music and photo.

  • Page 94: Toshiba Pc Health Monitor

    TOSHIBA Media Player Manual. Use the following procedure to open TOSHIBA Media Player Online help: When TOSHIBA Media Player is running, click Help of the Settings charm. TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor The TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor application proactively monitors a...

  • Page 95: Starting The Toshiba Pc Health Monitor

    You may disable the TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor at any time by uninstalling the software via Uninstall a program in the Control Panel.

  • Page 96: System Recovery

    A message will be displayed if any changes which may interfere with the operation of the program are detected. Follow the instructions displayed on screen in the message. System Recovery There is a hidden partition allocated on the Hard Disk Drive for the System Recovery Options in the event of a problem.

  • Page 97

    The application will allow you to choose from a variety of different media onto which the recovery image can be copied including disc media and USB Flash Memory. Please note that some of the disc media may not be compatible with the optical disc drive connected to your computer.

  • Page 98: Recovery Hard Disk Drive

    Recovery Media. However, if you have already created a "Recovery Media", you can use it to restore the recovery partition. If you have not created "Recovery Media", please contact TOSHIBA support for assistance. Restoring the pre-installed software from the...

  • Page 99: Ordering Recovery Discs From Toshiba

    Ordering Recovery Discs from TOSHIBA* You can order Product Recovery discs for your notebook from the TOSHIBA Europe Backup Media Online Shop. * Please note that this service is not free-of-charge. Visit https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu on the Internet. Follow the on-screen instructions. You will receive your Recovery Discs within two weeks after placing your order.

  • Page 100: Troubleshooting

    In reality many problems can be solved simply, but a few may require help from TOSHIBA Support - if you find you need to consult others, be prepared to describe the problem in as much detail as possible.

  • Page 101: Analyzing The Problem

    Always try to make detailed notes of your observations and keep them in a permanent error log - this will help you to describe your problems to TOSHIBA Support. In addition, if a problem recurs, the log you have made will help to identify the problem faster.

  • Page 102: If Something Goes Wrong

    Before using a peripheral device or application software that is not an authorized TOSHIBA part or product, make sure the device or software can be used with your computer. Use of incompatible devices may cause injury or may damage your computer.

  • Page 103: Hardware And System Checklist

    If the indicator is glowing, the computer is on. Also, try turning the computer off and then on. If you are using an AC adaptor, verify that the computer is receiving power from the external power source by looking at the DC IN/Battery indicator. If the indicator is glowing, the computer is connected to a live external power source.

  • Page 104: Overheating Power Down

    If the computer has reached room temperature and it still does not start, or if it starts but shuts down quickly, contact TOSHIBA Support. AC power If you have trouble turning on the computer with the AC adaptor connected you should check the status of the DC IN/Battery indicator.

  • Page 105

    However, if you do not believe the battery is at the end of its operating life, you should speak to TOSHIBA Support. Battery doesn’t If you frequently recharge a partially charged...

  • Page 106: Real Time Clock

    (remapping involves changing or reassigning the function of each key). If you are still unable to use the keyboard, you should contact TOSHIBA Support. Internal display panel Apparent computer's display panel problems may be related to the computer's setup and configuration.

  • Page 107: Hard Disk Drive

    - if so remove it and try to start the Drive computer again. If this has no effect, check the Boot Priority Options setting within the TOSHIBA System Settings. Slow performance The files on the Hard Disk Drive may be...

  • Page 108: Memory Media Card

    If you are still unable to resolve the problem, contact TOSHIBA Support. Pointing device If you are using a USB mouse, you should also refer to both the mouse section and the documentation supplied with your mouse.

  • Page 109

    Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> sensitive enough. Mouse. If you are still unable to resolve the problem, contact TOSHIBA Support. USB mouse Problem Procedure On-screen pointer In this instance the system might be busy - Try...

  • Page 110: Usb Device

    If you are still unable to resolve the problem, contact TOSHIBA Support. USB device In addition to the information in this section, please also refer to the documentation supplied with your USB device.

  • Page 111: Sound System

    Volume cannot be adjusted during Windows start up or shut down. If you are still unable to resolve the problem, contact TOSHIBA Support. External monitor Please also refer to Operating Basics, and to the documentation supplied with your monitor for further information.

  • Page 112

    Display error occurs Check that the cable connecting the external monitor to the computer is firmly attached. If you are still unable to resolve the problem, contact TOSHIBA Support. Problem Procedure Cannot access LAN Check for a firm cable connection between the LAN jack and the LAN hub.

  • Page 113: Toshiba Support

    TOSHIBA Support. TOSHIBA support If you require any additional help using your computer or if you are having problems operating the computer, you may need to contact TOSHIBA for additional technical assistance. Before you call Some problems you experience may be related to software or the operating system so it is important that you investigate other sources of assistance first.

  • Page 114

    TOSHIBA technical support If you are still unable to solve the problem and suspect that it is hardware related, write to TOSHIBA at the location listed in the enclosed warranty booklet or visit www.toshiba-europe.com on the Internet. User's Manual 6-15...

  • Page 115: Appendix

    Appendix Specifications This section summarizes the computer’s technical specifications. Physical Dimensions Physical Dimensions shown below do not include parts that extend beyond the main body. The physical dimensions may vary depending on the model you purchased. Size Approximately 380 (w) x 242 (d) x 28.4/33.35 (h) millimeters Approximately 380 (w) x 242 (d) x 32.38/35.25 (h) millimeters...

  • Page 116: External Rgb Monitor Port Pin Assignment

    External RGB monitor port pin assignment Signal Name Description Red Video Signal Green Video Signal Blue Video Signal Reserved Reserved Ground Ground Ground Ground Power Supply Ground Reserved Reserved Data Signal HSYNC Horizontal Sync Signal VSYNC Vertical Sync Signal Data Clock Signal I/O (I): Input to computer I/O (O): Output from computer AC Power Cord and Connectors...

  • Page 117: Certification Agencies

    Certification agencies China: U.S. and Canada: UL listed and CSA certified No. 18 AWG, Type SVT or SPT-2 Australia: Japan: DENANHO Europe: Austria: Italy: Belgium: CEBEC The Netherlands: KEMA Denmark: DEMKO Norway: NEMKO Finland: FIMKO Sweden: SEMKO France: LCIE Switzerland: Germany: United Kingdom: In Europe, two conductors power cord must be VDE type, H05VVH2-F or...

  • Page 118: Information For Wireless Devices

    If you should experience any such problem, immediately turn off either one of your Bluetooth or Wireless LAN. Please visit http://www.pc.support.global.toshiba.com, if you have any questions about using Wireless LAN or Bluetooth Module. In Europe visit http://www.toshiba-europe.com/computers/tnt/bluetooth.htm Wireless Devices and your health Wireless products, like other radio devices, emit radio frequency electromagnetic energy.

  • Page 119

    Because Wireless products operate within the guidelines found in radio frequency safety standards and recommendations, TOSHIBA believes Wireless products are safe for use by consumers. These standards and recommendations reflect the consensus of the scientific community and result from deliberations of panels and committees of scientists who continually review and interpret the extensive research literature.

  • Page 120: Card Specifications

    TOSHIBA is not liable for the loss of data due to eavesdropping or illegal access through the wireless LAN and the damage thereof. Card Specifications Compatibility IEEE 802.11 Standard for Wireless LANs...

  • Page 121: Bluetooth Wireless Technology

    High-power radars are allocated as primary users (i.e. priority users) of the bands 5.25 to 5.35GHz and 5.65 to 5.85GHz and that these radars could cause interference and/or damage to LE-LAN devices. Bluetooth wireless technology Some computers in this series have Bluetooth wireless communication function which eliminates the need for cables between electronic devices such as computers, printers and mobile phones.

  • Page 122

    Italy: For private use, a general authorization is required if WAS/ RLAN’s are used outside own premises. For public use, a general authorization is required. Luxembourg: Implemented General authorization required for network and service supply. Norway: Implemented This subsection does not apply for the geographical area within a radius of 20 km from the centre of Ny-Alesund.

  • Page 123

    Restrictions for Use of 5470-5725MHz Frequencies in Europe Italy: For private use, a general authorization is required if WAS/ RLAN’s are used outside own premises. Luxembourg: Implemented General authorization required for network and service supply Russian Limited e.i.r.p 100mW. Permitted to use Federation: only for indoor applications, closed industrial and warehouse areas,...

  • Page 124

    Les dispositifs fonctionnant dans la bande 5.15-5.25GHz sont réservés uniquement pour une utilisation à l'intérieur afin de réduire les risques de brouillage préjudiciable aux systèmes de satellites mobiles utilisant les mêmes canaux. Les utilisateurs devraient aussi être avisés que les utilisateurs de radars de haute puissance sont désignés utilisateurs principaux (c.-à-d., qu'ils ont la priorité) pour les bandes 5.25-5.35GHz et 5.65-5.85GHz et que ces radars pourraient causer du brouillage et/ou des dommages aux dispositifs LAN-...

  • Page 125

    If this equipment causes RF interference to other radio stations, promptly change the frequency being used, change the location of use, or turn off the source of emissions. Contact an authorized TOSHIBA service provider if you have problems with interference caused by this product to Other Radio Stations.

  • Page 126: Device Authorization

    2.4 : This equipment uses a frequency of 2.4GHz. DS : This equipment uses DS-SS modulation. OF : This equipment uses OFDM modulation. 4 : The interference range of this equipment is less than 40m. : This equipment uses a frequency bandwidth from 2,400MHz to 2,483.5MHz.

  • Page 127: Radio Approvals For Wireless Devices

    This equipment is approved to the radio standard by the countries/regions in the following table. If you use this equipment in the countries/regions which are not listed in the table blow, please contact TOSHIBA Support. As of November 2013 Austria...

  • Page 128

    (41°F to 86°F) or >25°C (77°F) at high altitude (all temperature references are approximate and may vary depending on the specific computer model - contact TOSHIBA support for details). CPU performance may also vary from specifications due to design configuration.

  • Page 129: Battery Life

    Published battery life numbers are achieved on select models and configurations tested by TOSHIBA at the time of publication. Recharge time varies depending on usage. Battery may not charge while computer is consuming full power.

  • Page 130: Wireless Lan

    Maximum brightness is only available when operating in AC power mode. Screen will dim when the computer is operated on battery power and you may not be able to increase the brightness of the screen. Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) Graphics processing unit (GPU) performance may vary depending on product model, design configuration, applications, power management settings and features utilized.

  • Page 131

    CMOS: Complementary Metal-oxide Semiconductor CPU: Central Processing Unit Direct Current DDR: Double Data Rate DIMM: Dual Inline Memory Module DVD: Digital Versatile Disc DVD-R: Digital Versatile Disc-recordable DVD-RAM: Digital Versatile Disc-random Access Memory DVD-R DL: Digital Versatile Disc Recordable Dual Layer DVD-ROM: Digital Versatile Disc-read Only Memory DVD-RW:...

  • Page 132

    OCR: Optical Character Recognition (Reader) Personal Computer PCI: Peripheral Component Interconnect PCMCIA: Personal Computer Memory Card International Association RAM: Random Access Memory RGB: Red, Green, and Blue RFI: Radio Frequency Interference ROM: Read Only Memory RTC: Real Time Clock S/P DIF: Sony/philips Digital Interface Format Secure Digital SDHC:...

  • Page 133: Index

    Index hinges 3-8 opening 2-5 screen 3-8 AC adaptor additional 4-35 Documentation list 2-1 connecting 2-3 DC IN 19V jack 3-3 Dual Pointing Device Touch Pad 6-9 ASCII characters 4-5 DVD Super Multi drive using writing Battery extending life 4-21 monitoring capacity 4-20 real time clock 3-10, 4-17 save mode 5-5...

  • Page 134

    4-31 down 6-5 removing 4-31 Power 6-4 Real Time Clock 6-7 Sound system 6-12 Memory media slot 4-28 TOSHIBA support 6-14 Touch Pad 6-9 Moving the computer 1-17 USB device 6-11 USB mouse 6-10 MultiMediaCard removing 4-31 Recovery hard disk drive 5-14...

  • Page 135

    Security lock 4-35 Sleep Mode setting 2-9 System automatic 5-5 Sound system problems 6-12 TOSHIBA Desktop Assist 5-1 Touch Screen USB device problems 6-11 Video mode 4-38 Video RAM 3-10 Web Camera 3-8 Wireless communication 5 User's Manual Index-3...

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