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Mobile Laptop 850™
Model L3391, L3392.
Motorola, Inc.
Commercial, Government and
Industrial Solutions Sector
All rights reserved
Owner's Manual
Part No.: DDN7509


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  • Page 1 Mobile Laptop 850™ Model L3391, L3392. Motorola, Inc. Commercial, Government and Industrial Solutions Sector All rights reserved Owner’s Manual Part No.: DDN7509...
  • Page 2 TRADEMARKS All brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. NOTE Information in this manual is subject to change without notice.
  • Page 3: Regulations Information

    Regulations Information Class B Regulations Federal Communications Commission Radio Frequency Interference Statement NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
  • Page 4 Please note: The use of a non-shielded interface cable with this equipment is prohibited. Canada Canadian Department of Communications Radio Interference Regulations Class B Compliance Notice This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
  • Page 5 "SAFE USAGE NOTIFICATION: For reasons of personal safety and optimal radio performance, Motorola has designed the ML850 with an intended purpose and position of use either in a secured vehicle docking station or on the top of an office desk. Motorola strongly recommends using this product in a vehicle...
  • Page 6: Caution Texts Concerning Lithium Batteries

    About the Battery Caution Texts Concerning Lithium Batteries DANISH ADVARSEL! Lithiumbatteri – Eksplosionsfare ved fejlagtig håndtering. Udskiftning må kun ske med batteri af samme fabrikat og type. Levér det brugte batteri tilbage til leverandøren. NORWEGIAN ADVARSEL: Eksplosjonsfare ved feilaktig skifte av batteri. Benytt samme batteritype eller en tilsvarende type anbefalt av apparatfabrikanten.
  • Page 7 CAUTION: Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the equipment manufacturer. Discard used batteries according to manufacturer's instructions. DEUTSCH VORSICHT : Explosionsgefahr bei unsachgemäßem Austausch der Batterie. Ersatz nur durch denselben oder einen vom Hersteller empfohlenen gleich-wertigen Typ.
  • Page 8: About The Modem

    ATTENTION: II y a danger d’explosion s’il y a remplacement incorrect de la batterie. Remplacer uniquement avec une batterie du même type ou d’un type équivalent recommandé par le constructeur. Mettre au rebut les batteries usagées conformément aux instructions du fabricant.
  • Page 9 Caution (for USA Users) To reduce the risk of fire, use only No.26 AWG or larger telecommunication line cord. Power Supply Cord: (optional) Detachable, minimum 1.5 m long. Listed, rated minimum 125 V, 7 A, having a 2/18 AWG, type SVT flexible cord. One end terminates with a parallel blade, molded-on, attachments plug with a 7 A, 125 V (NEMA 1-15P) configuration;...
  • Page 11: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Preface ...v Chapter 1 Getting Started ...1-1 Getting the Computer Running...1-2 Unpacking ...1-2 Connecting to AC Power ...1-2 Opening the Cover ...1-3 Closing the Cover ...1-4 Turning On and Off the Computer ...1-4 Taking a Look at the Computer ...1-5 Right-side Components...1-5 Left-side Components...1-7 Rear Components ...1-8...
  • Page 12 Chapter 2 Operating Your Computer ...2-1 Starting and Stopping the Computer ...2-2 Starting the Computer...2-2 Stopping the Computer ...2-2 Using the Keyboard ...2-4 Typewriter Keys ...2-4 Cursor-control Keys...2-4 Numeric Keypad...2-5 Euro Symbol...2-5 Function Keys...2-5 Fn Key...2-6 Hot keys ...2-6 Using the Touchpad ...2-8 Configuring the Touchpad ...2-9 Using the Touchscreen (optional) ...2-10 Configuring the Touchscreen ...2-11...
  • Page 13 Using the Communication Features...2-21 Using the Modem ...2-21 Using the LAN...2-21 Using the Wireless LAN ...2-22 Configuring the WLAN...2-22 Chapter 3 Managing Power...3-1 AC and Car Adapter...3-2 Battery Pack...3-3 Charging the Battery Pack...3-3 Initializing the Battery Pack ...3-4 Checking the Battery Level...3-4 Replacing the Battery Pack ...3-4 Battery Low Signals and Actions ...3-7 Power Management...3-8...
  • Page 14 System Memory Upgrade...4-7 Chapter 5 Setup Configuration Utility (SCU) ...5-1 When and How to Use the SCU Program ...5-2 When to Use ...5-2 Starting SCU...5-2 Moving Around and Making Selections ...5-4 Main Menu ...5-5 Advanced Menu...5-7 Security Menu...5-9 Boot Menu...5-11 Exit Menu...5-13 Chapter 6 Installing Software Drivers ...6-1 How to Use the CD ...6-2...
  • Page 15 General Guidelines ...7-3 Cleaning Guidelines...7-4 Battery Pack Guidelines...7-4 When Traveling ...7-5 Chapter 8 Troubleshooting ...8-1 Preliminary Checklist...8-2 Solving Common Problems...8-3 Battery Problems ...8-4 CD/DVD/COMBO Drive Problems (on optional docking station) ...8-5 Display Problems...8-5 Floppy Disk Drive Problems (on optional docking station)8-7 Hardware Device Problems...8-8 Hard Disk Drive Problems...8-8 Keyboard, Mouse, and Touchpad Problems ...8-9...
  • Page 16: Preface

    Other Problems...8-14 Resetting the Computer...8-15 Appendix A Specifications... A-1 Preface This manual contains information that will help you operate the computer. It is divided into 8 chapters and an appendix. Chapter 1, Getting Started, takes you through the process of setting up the computer and identifying its external components.
  • Page 17: Notational Conventions

    Notational Conventions Throughout this manual, the following conventions are used to distinguish elements of text. NOTE: identifies additional information that requires special attention. CAUTION: identifies important information which, if not followed, may result in loss of data or damage to the computer. Keyboard keys are shown in a bold typeset.
  • Page 18: Limited Warranty

    Motorola. Furthermore, the purchase of Motorola products shall not be deemed to grant either directly or by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license under the copyrights, patents or patent applications of Motorola, except for the normal non-exclusive, royalty free license to use that arises by operation of law in the sale of a product.
  • Page 19 Three (3)Years from the date of shipment. Motorola, at its option, will at no charge either repair the Product (with new or reconditioned parts), replace it with the same or equivalent...
  • Page 20 Motorola cannot be responsible in any way for any ancillary equipment not furnished by Motorola which is attached to or used in connection with the product, or for operation of the Product with any ancillary equipment, and all such equipment is expressly excluded from this warranty.
  • Page 21 (including, without limitation, the addition to the Product of non-Motorola supplied equipment) which adversely affect performance of the Product or interfere with Motorola’s normal warranty inspection and testing of the Product to verify any warranty claim. F) Product which has had the serial number removed or made illegible.
  • Page 22 A) That Motorola will be notified promptly in writing by such purchaser of any notice of such claim; B) That Motorola will have sole control of the defense of such suit and all negotiations for its settlement or compromise; and C) Should the Product or its parts become, or in Motorola’s opinion...
  • Page 23 Motorola will have no liability with respect to any claim of patent infringement which is based upon the combination of the Product or its parts furnished hereunder with software, apparatus or devices not furnished by Motorola, nor will Motorola have any liability for the use of ancillary equipment or software not furnished by Motorola which is attached to or used in connection with the Product.
  • Page 24 Trademarks Motorola and the Motorola logo are registered trademarks of Motorola Inc. Mobile Laptop 850 are trademarks of Motorola. Microsoft, MS-DOS, MS-Windows, and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
  • Page 25: Chapter 1 Getting Started

    CHAPTER 1 Getting Started Congratulations on purchasing this industrial notebook computer. It’s rugged, compact, and portable design allows you to use it in the field or inside a vehicle and other demanding situations where conventional notebook computers just cannot measure up. It can also connect with a docking station to extend the capabilities of input/output devices.
  • Page 26: Getting The Computer Running

    Getting the Computer Running This section guides you through the procedures for getting the computer ready for operation. Unpacking After unpacking the shipping carton, you should find these standard items: l Notebook Computer l Accessories: AC adapter (100~240 VAC, 50~60 Hz) AC power cord Driver CD Docking Station (Optional), include CD-ROM/DVD-...
  • Page 27: Opening The Cover

    1. Make sure the computer is turned off. 2. Plug the DC cord of the AC adapter to the power connector on the computer. NOTE: When the computer is attached to the docking station, connect the DC cord to the power connector on the docking station instead. 3.
  • Page 28: Closing The Cover

    Closing the Cover When closing the cover, make sure that the hook is latched properly to safeguard against the following: To prevent damage to the LCD screen during transport. To prevent the computer from accidentally waking up from Suspend mode during transport without the user’s knowledge.
  • Page 29: Taking A Look At The Computer

    Turning Off To turn off the computer power, use the “Shut Down” command of your operating system. NOTE: There are other ways you can stop the computer so that you will be back to where you left off when you next turn on the computer. (See “Stopping the Computer” in Chapter 2 for information.) CAUTION: If you have to turn the computer on again immediately after turning it off, wait for at least five seconds.
  • Page 30 Component Battery Charge Indicator: – glows green when the battery is fully charged. – Glows orange when the battery is being charged. – Is dark when battery has no charge left and AC adapter is connected and powered on. System State Indicator: –...
  • Page 31: Left-Side Components

    Left-Side Components Component Audio Output Connects a hi-fi set, radio set, synthesizer, Connector walkman, etc. Microphone In Connects an external microphone. Connector Getting Started Description See Also...
  • Page 32: Rear Components

    Rear Components Component USB Port Each of the two ports connects a USB device, such as a USB floppy drive, printer, digital camera, joystick, and more. VGA Port Connects an external monitor. Serial Port Connects a serial device, such as mouse. Power Connects the AC adapter.
  • Page 33: Front Components

    Front Components Component Notched Hole Œ Allows you to hook the computer to the docking station. Wireless Serves as the antenna for the optional • Modem or wireless modem or GSM/GPRS, CDMA GSM Antenna etc.. Touchscreen Ž Provides a convenient way to use the touchscreen.
  • Page 34 Component Sends out sound and voice from the computer. Speaker Battery Open the cover to access the battery pack. Compartment Cover Locks the battery compartment. Battery Cover Latch Docking Serves as the interface between the docking Connector station and the computer. 1-10 Description See Also...
  • Page 35: Top-Open Components

    Top-Open Components Component LCD Screen Displays the output of the computer. Device Indicators Shows the current status of the computer’s devices. Caps Lock Indicator – glows green when Caps Lock key is pressed and its function is activated. Num Lock Indicator– glows green when Num Lk key is pressed and its function is activated.
  • Page 36: Where To Go From Here

    LAN 10/100 Indicator – glows orange when LAN speed is 10 MBPS – glows green when LAN speed is 100 MBPS Hard Disk Drive Indicator (includes Floppy Disk Drive or CD-ROM Drive In-use Indicator when computer is connected to docking station) Keyboard Ž...
  • Page 37: Chapter 2 Operating Your Computer

    Operating Your Computer This chapter provides information about the use of the computer. If you are new to computers, reading this chapter will help you learn the operating basics. If you are already a computer user but are new to notebook computers, you may choose to read only the parts containing information unique to your computer.
  • Page 38: Starting And Stopping The Computer

    Starting and Stopping the Computer There are a number of ways to start and stop the computer. Starting the Computer You always start the computer using the power button. A computer starts up with an operating system (OS) existing on the storage device such as the hard disk;...
  • Page 39 To stop in this mode … Depending on your settings in Windows, Hibernation you can place the computer in Hibernation mode: l by pressing the power button l by closing the display cover. If you choose to stop in Standby or Hibernation mode, you can return to where you left off the next time you start up the computer.
  • Page 40: Using The Keyboard

    Using the Keyboard Your keyboard has all the standard functions of a full-sized computer keyboard plus a key added for specific functions. The standard functions of the keyboard can be further divided into four major categories: Typewriter keys Cursor-control keys Numeric keys Function keys Typewriter Keys...
  • Page 41: Numeric Keypad

    Numeric Keypad A 15-key numeric keypad is embedded in the typewriter keys as shown next: Numeric keys facilitate entering of numbers and calculations. Num Lk When is on, the numeric keys are activated; meaning you can use these keys to enter numerals with “Fn” key. NOTE: Some software may not be able to use the numeric keypad on the computer.
  • Page 42: Function Keys

    Function Keys On the top row of the keys are the function keys: keys are multi-purpose keys that perform functions defined by individual programs. Hot key functions are assigned to computer. (See “Hot Keys” section in this chapter for information.) Fn.
  • Page 43 Description Fn+F9 Switches the display output to one of the following three when an external CRT monitor is connected through the docking station. CRT monitor Display on both NOTE: If the display mode is set to 256 colors or lower, or in DOS mode, there will be only two modes for selecting: CRT only and Display on both.
  • Page 44: Using The Touchpad

    Using the Touchpad CAUTION: Do not use a sharp object such as a pen on the touchpad. Doing so may damage the touchpad surface. NOTE: For optimal performance of the touchpad, keep your fingers and the pads clean and dry. When tapping on the pad, tap lightly. Do not use excessive force. The touchpad is a pointing device that allows you to communicate with the computer by controlling the location of the pointer on the screen and making selection with the buttons.
  • Page 45: Configuring The Touchpad

    Term Drag and Press and hold the left button, then move your fingers drop until you reach your destination (drag). Finally, release the button (drop) when you finish dragging your selection to the destination. The object will drop into the new location.
  • Page 46: Using The Touchscreen (Optional)

    Using the Touchscreen (Optional) CAUTION: Do not use a sharp object such as a ballpoint pen or pencil on the touchscreen. Doing so may damage the touchscreen surface. Use the included touchscreen pen instead, which can be stretched for better grip and handling. The touchscreen is a touch-sensitive device that allows you to communicate with the computer by controlling the location of the pointer on the screen and making selection with the buttons.
  • Page 47: Configuring The Touchscreen

    Term To scroll is to move up and down or left and right in the Scroll working area on the screen. To move vertically, place your finger or pen on the right edge of the touchscreen and slide your finger or pen up and down along the edge.
  • Page 48: Using The Floppy Disk Drive (Optional)

    Using the Floppy Disk Drive (optional) Your computer may come with the optional floppy disk drive as drive A through the optional docking station. A floppy disk drive allows you to install new programs into your computer, or to store information on a removable floppy disk so you can transfer information from one computer to another.
  • Page 49: Inserting And Ejecting Floppy Disks

    Inserting and Ejecting Floppy Disks To insert a floppy disk, hold it with the arrow facing up and towards the drive. Slide the disk into the drive until it clicks into place. To eject a floppy disk, first ensure that the floppy disk drive in-use indicator is off, and then press the eject button on the drive.
  • Page 50: Using The Hard Disk Drive

    Using the Hard Disk Drive Your computer comes with a hard disk drive as drive C. A hard disk drive is a storage device with non-removable, rotating, magnetic storage platters inside it. It is where your operating system and application software programs are stored. Your hard disk drive is a 2.5-inch IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics) hard disk drive.
  • Page 51: Using The Cd/Dvd/Combo Drive (Optional)

    Using the CD/DVD/COMBO Drive (optional) Your computer may come with an optional CD-ROM drive, COMBO drives, or DVD-ROM drives through the optional docking station. This drive is usually configured as drive D. The drive uses removable 5.25-inch silver CD-ROM discs, which look like standard music CDs.
  • Page 52: Inserting And Removing A Cd

    Inserting and removing a CD Follow this procedure to insert or remove a CD. 1. Turn on the computer. 2. Press the eject button and the CD tray will slide out partially. Gently pull it until fully extended. 3. To insert a CD, put down the CD in the tray with its label facing up. Slightly press the center of the CD until it clicks into place.
  • Page 53: Using The Video Features

    Using the Video Features The video subsystem of your computer features: l 12.1-inch TFT (Thin-Film Transistor) color LCD display with 1024x768 XGA (Extended Video Graphics Array) resolution. l Sunlight Readable Panel , Hi-Contrast solution LCD (Optional). l Simultaneous display on LCD and external monitor (connect through the docking station), which is useful when you have a presentation as you can control the screen from your computer and face the audience at the same time.
  • Page 54 Display Mode Resolution Colors 640x480 8-bit 16-bit 24-bit 32-bit 720x480 8-bit 16-bit 24-bit 32-bit 800x600 8-bit 16-bit 24-bit 32-bit 848x480 8-bit 16-bit 24-bit 32-bit 2-18 Simultaneous LCD Only CRT Only Display Operating Your Computer...
  • Page 55 Display Mode 1024x768 8-bit 16-bit 24-bit 32-bit 1152x864 8-bit 16-bit 24-bit 32-bit 1280x1024 8-bit 16-bit 24-bit 1600x1200 8-bit 16-bit TABLE NOTE: 8-bit = 256 colors; 16-bit = High Color or 65,536 (64 K) colors; 24 and 32-bit = True Color 16,770,000 (16 M) colors. Operating Your Computer Simultaneous Display...
  • Page 56: Using The Audio Features

    Using the Audio Features NOTE: To take advantage of the enhanced audio capabilities, the audio driver supplied with your computer must be installed. If you experience interference while recording, try lowering the microphone recording volume. The audio subsystem of your computer features: l Digital audio and analog mixing functions required for recording and playing sound on your computer l SoundBlaster Pro, Adlib, and Microsoft Windows Sound System...
  • Page 57: Using The Communication Features

    Using the Communication Features Using the Modem NOTE: To take advantage of the modem feature, the modem driver supplied with your computer must be installed. The internal 56 K fax/data modem allows you to use the telephone line to communicate with others by fax, email, or connect to an online service or bulletin board.
  • Page 58: Using The Wireless Lan

    Using the Wireless LAN Depending on your model, an internal Mini PCI wireless LAN (WLAN) card may have been pre-installed by your computer manufacturer at the factory. This card allows you to access corporate networks or the Internet in a wireless environment. The WLAN features include: IEEE 802.11b standard compliance 2.4 GHz DSSS (Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum) technology...
  • Page 59: Chapter 3 Managing Power

    Managing Power Your computer operates either on external AC power, car adapter, or internal battery power. This chapter tells you how you can effectively manage power. To maintain optimal battery performance, it is important that you use the battery in the proper way. The topics in this chapter include: What is an AC or car adapter? How to charge the battery pack...
  • Page 60: Ac And Car Adapter

    AC and Car Adapter CAUTION: The AC and car adapter is designed for use with your computer only. Connecting the AC adapter to another device can damage the adapter. The AC power cord supplied with your computer is for use in the country where you purchased your computer.
  • Page 61: Battery Pack

    Battery Pack The battery pack is the internal power source for the computer. It is rechargeable using the AC or car adapter. The operating time of a fully charged battery pack depends on how you are using the computer. When your applications often access peripherals, you will experience a shorter operating time.
  • Page 62: Initializing The Battery Pack

    Initializing the Battery Pack You need to initialize a new battery pack before using it for the first time or when the actual operating time of a battery pack is much less than expected. Initializing is the process of fully charging, discharging, and then charging.
  • Page 63 If you often rely on battery power for a long period of time while traveling, you may consider the purchase of an additional battery pack from your dealer and keep it with you in a fully charged state as a backup.
  • Page 64 5. Pull on the protruding strip to slide the battery pack to the left and lift the battery pack out of its compartment. Pull Battery Pack 6. Insert the new battery pack into the compartment and slide the battery pack to the right to allow the proper connection of connectors. 7.
  • Page 65: Battery Low Signals And Actions

    Battery Low Signals and Actions Battery Low occurs when the battery has approximately 10% of its charge remaining. The computer in the Battery State Indicator LED blink to alert you to take actions. NOTE: You can set up your threshold and signals of Battery Low under Windows. Immediately save your data upon Battery Low.
  • Page 66: Power Management

    Power Management Your computer supports APM (Advanced Power Management) and ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) for power management. The power management feature allows you to reduce the power consumption for energy saving. With an ACPI-compliant operating system such as Windows 98 and Windows 2000, power supply to different computer components is controlled on an as-needed basis.
  • Page 67: Manual Power Management

    Manual Power Management You can manually initiate Suspend-to-disk mode at any time in one of two ways: l Use the O/S that supports the Suspend function. l Press down the power button and release it in less than 4 seconds with the system on.
  • Page 68: Power-Saving Tips

    Power-Saving Tips In addition to your computer’s automatic power management, you can do your part to maximize the battery’s operating time by following these suggestions. l Do not disable Power Management. l Decrease the LCD brightness to the lowest comfortable level. l Disable the parallel and serial ports if no devices are connected to these ports.
  • Page 69: Chapter 4 Expanding Your Computer

    Expanding Your Computer You can expand the capabilities of your computer by connecting other peripheral devices. When using a device, be sure to read the instructions accompanying the device together with the relevant section in this chapter. This chapter gives guidelines on installing and using these devices: External monitor Parallel device (through the optional docking station) Serial device...
  • Page 70: Connecting An External Monitor (Optional)

    Connecting an External Monitor (Optional) If you want the benefits of a larger display screen with higher resolution, you can connect an external CRT monitor to your computer through the optional docking station. Follow this procedure to connect an external monitor: 1.
  • Page 71: Connecting A Parallel Device (Optional)

    Connecting a Parallel Device (optional) The optional docking station has a p arallel port for connecting a parallel device such as printer. The port supports ECP (Extended Capabilities Port) and EPP (Enhanced Parallel Port) modes that turn the standard parallel port into a high-speed bi-directional peripheral port.
  • Page 72: Connecting A Serial Device

    Connecting a Serial Device Your computer has a serial port for connecting a serial device such as a serial mouse or modem. Follow this procedure to connect a serial device: 1. Make sure the “COM1 Port” item is set properly in the SCU program. (See “Advanced Menu”...
  • Page 73: Connecting A Usb Device (Usb 2.0)

    Connecting a USB Device (USB 2.0) Your computer has one USB port on the right side for connecting USB 2.0 devices such as digital camera, scanner, printer, modem, or mouse and two USB ports on the left side of the optional docking station.
  • Page 74: Using Pc Cards

    Using PC Cards Your computer has one PC Card slot to accommodate one type II card. ZV Port and CardBus Support Your computer’s PC Card slot supports CardBus and ZV (Zoomed-Video) Port specifications. CardBus is the 32-bit version of PC Card technology. It allows speeds of up to 133 Mbps at 33 MHz.
  • Page 75: System Memory Upgrade

    To remove a PC Card: 1. Your operating system may require you to stop the PC Card before you actually remove it. (In Windows, double-click the PC Card icon in Control Panel to stop the card.) 2. Push the eject button and the card will slide out slightly. 3.
  • Page 76 Expanding Your Computer...
  • Page 77: Chapter 5 Setup Configuration Utility (Scu)

    CHAPTER 5 Setup Configuration Utility (SCU) SCU is a program for configuring the BIOS (Basic input/output System) settings of the computer. BIOS are a layer of software, called firmware that translates instructions from other layers of software into instructions that the computer hardware can understand.
  • Page 78: When And How To Use The Scu Program

    When and How to Use the SCU Program When to Use You need to run the SCU program when: l You see an error message on the screen requesting you to run Setup. l You want to restore the factory default settings. l You want to modify some specific settings according to the hardware.
  • Page 79 The menu can be divided into four areas: l On the top line is the menu bar containing the titles of the available menus. Each menu title brings a specific menu. l The center left column of the menu contains items that you can set for the selected menu title.
  • Page 80: Moving Around And Making Selections

    Moving Around and Making Selections A brief description of keyboard usage is listed next: Selects a menu title. Selects an item or option. Enter Opens or closes the options window when an item is selected. Space bar, Cycles through the pre-defined value for the selected item. –...
  • Page 81: Main Menu

    Main Menu The Main menu contains the basic configuration settings of the system. Date and Time Sets the system date and time. Setup Configuration Utility...
  • Page 82 Internal and Numlock sets if you can enter a number when Num Lock is turn off. When this item is enabled, you can press and hold FN, and then press a letter key to enter a number even if Num Lock is turned off. When this is disabled, you cannot enter a number with the above method.
  • Page 83: Advanced Menu

    Advanced Menu The Advanced menu contains the input/output configuration settings of the system. Geyserville Support Enables or disables the Geyserville feature of the CPU. The Geyserville feature helps conserve battery life by decreasing the CPU’s running speed under certain conditions while still maintaining a high performance.
  • Page 84 Shared Video Memory sets the shared memory size of the video controller. The options are 4M, 8M, 16M and 32M. Com Ports Setup Configuration Utility...
  • Page 85: Security Menu

    HDD Hearter Security Menu The Security menu contains the security setting that safeguards your system against unauthorized use. Setup Configuration Utility...
  • Page 86 Set Password allows you to set the password for your system. When typing password, first make usre that Num Lock is off, then type your password in the entry fields and press Enter. Confirm your password by typing it again and pressing Enter. If the Enable Password to Power-on sub-item is enabled, the set password is always required to boot the computer.
  • Page 87: Boot Menu

    Boot Menu The Boot men sets the sequence of the devices to be searched for the operating system. Setup Configuration Utility 5-11...
  • Page 88 Boot Sequence sets the first, second, third, and fourth booting devices. The system will try to boot from the first device but if it is not available, will try the next boot device. If you set the first boot device to LAN Boot, the system will boot from the LAN server first.
  • Page 89: Exit Menu

    Exit Menu The Exit menu displays ways of exiting SCU. After finished with your setting, you must save and exit so that the new setting can take effect. Save Change and Exit saves the changes you have made and exits SCU.
  • Page 90 5-14 Setup Configuration Utility...
  • Page 91: Chapter 6 Installing Software Drivers

    Installing Software Drivers To take full advantage of the unique features of your computer, some operating systems require custom software, known as drivers, to be installed. If you purchased the computer with Windows pre-installed; your dealer may have already installed the drivers. If not, you need to install the drivers using the CD supplied with your computer.
  • Page 92: How To Use The Cd

    How to Use the CD NOTES: The drivers may have been updated after this manual was published. For driver’s upgrade, please contact your dealer. You can always find README or document files on the CD. These files contain the latest information from the software supplier. Please read the files together with this chapter.
  • Page 93 Install Device Driver for Windows 2000/Windows XP To install the necessary driver, just click on the particular option and follow the onscreen instructions to continue and complete installation. Device Driver Press the “Device driver” button, the system will auto install include VGA, Audio, Modem, LAN , Wireless LAN, USB 2.0, DirectX 8.1, Chipset driver.
  • Page 94 VGA Allows you to select high-resolution displays with richer colors. It can drive CD displays as well as CRT displays. Audio Allows you to take full advantage of the audio subsystem. Modem The modem driver allows you to transmit through RJ-11 port. Speedstep Press the Speedstep button, the system will LAN/Wireless Allows you to use the network function of the...
  • Page 95: Install Touch Screen Driver For Windows 2000

    Install Touch Screen Driver for Windows 2000 Insert the driver CD into the drive. Click on “TOUCH SCREEN” then “WIN2000”, and follow the onscreen instructions to continue. When finished installing, select “Yes” to reboot your system. The driver should now be loaded. After the system has finished rebooting, click on the “PenMount Monitor”...
  • Page 96: Installing Drivers For Windows Xp

    Installing Drivers for Windows XP To set up the necessary drivers for Windows XP, click on “TOUCH SCREEN ” on the initial screen. The following screen appears: Installing Software Drivers...
  • Page 97: Install Touch Screen Driver For Windows Xp

    Install Touch Screen Driver for Windows XP Hardware Install: (1) Insert the driver CD to the CD drive, to bring up the following screen. Select “WINXP”. Installing Software Drivers...
  • Page 98 (2) When the TSRC-XP.htm file appear, then select ”START” -> “Control Panel” button. Installing Software Drivers...
  • Page 99 (4) When the “Control Panel “ screen appear, then click on “ performance and Maintenance” button. Installing Software Drivers...
  • Page 100 (5) When the “Performance and Maintenance” screen appear, and then click on “System” button. 6-10 Installing Software Drivers...
  • Page 101 (5) When the “System Properties” screen appear, and then click on “Hardware” and “Device Manager “ button. 6-11 Installing Software Drivers...
  • Page 102 (6) When the “Device Manager” screen appear, then click on “ ?Unknown device” and then click on the “Properties” icon. 6-12 Installing Software Drivers...
  • Page 103 (8) When the “Unknown Device Properties” screen appear, and then click on “ Reinstall Driver” button. 6-13 Installing Software Drivers...
  • Page 104 (9) When the “Hardware Update Wizard” appears, click on “ Install the software automatically [Recommand], then click on ”Next”. (10) When the “Hardware Installation” screen appears, click on ”Continue Anyway”. 6-14 Installing Software Drivers...
  • Page 105 (11) When the “Hardware Update Wizard”screen appears, click on ”Finish” button. 6-15 Installing Software Drivers...
  • Page 106 (12) When the “PenMount DMC9000 and DMC9100 Properties”screen appears, click on ”Close” button to exit the driver installation.. 6-16 Installing Software Drivers...
  • Page 107: Touchscreen Utility

    Touchscreen Utility To install the touchscreen utility, perform the following: (1) Insert the driver CD to the CD drive, to bring up the following screen. (2) Click on “Start” then “Run”. 6-17 Installing Software Drivers...
  • Page 108 (3) Enter the following directory on the driver CD: \TOUCHSCREEN\Setup.exe, then click on “OK”. (4) Select “Yes” to the question if this is the first time to run this setup. (5) When the “InstallShield Wizard” appears, click on “Next” to continue. (6) Select “...
  • Page 109 (11) If you need 4,9,16,25 dot of the calibrate, we suggest select “ Advanced Calibration” button to calibrate. (13) Click on the four sides red points and plus sign on the screen to calibrate your “PENMOUNT” pen to start using your ML 850’s Touchscreen.
  • Page 110 6-20 Installing Software Drivers...
  • Page 111: Chapter 7 Caring For The Computer

    Caring for the Computer Taking good care of your computer will ensure a trouble-free operation and reduce the risk of damage to your computer. This chapter gives you guidelines covering these areas of maintenance: l How to protect the computer l What to note when using and storing the computer l How to clean the computer l What to note when using the battery pack...
  • Page 112: Protecting The Computer

    Protecting the Computer To safeguard the integrity of your computer data as well as the computer itself, you can protect the computer in several ways as described in this section. Using the Password The power-on password protects your computer against unauthorized use.
  • Page 113: Taking Care Of The Computer

    Taking Care of the Computer Location Guidelines l Use the computer where the temperature is between 0 C to 55 C . l Avoid placing the computer in a location subject to high humidity, extreme temperatures, mechanical vibration, direct sunlight, or heavy dust. l Do not cover or block any ventilation openings on the computer.
  • Page 114: Cleaning Guidelines

    Cleaning Guidelines l Never clean the computer with its power on. l Use a soft cloth moistened with water or a non-alkaline detergent to wipe the exterior of the computer. l Gently wipe the display with a soft, lint-free cloth. Do not use alcohol or detergent on the display.
  • Page 115: When Traveling

    When Traveling l Before traveling with your computer, make a backup of your hard disk data into floppy disks or other storage devices. As an added precaution, bring along an extra copy of your important data. l Make sure the battery pack is fully charged. l Make sure the computer is turned off and the top cover is securely closed.
  • Page 116 Caring for the Computer...
  • Page 117: Chapter 8 Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Hardware, software, or a combination of both can cause computer problems. When you encounter any problem, it might be a typical problem that can easily be solved. This chapter tells you what actions to take when solving common computer problems. It is divided into three sections: l Preliminary checklist l Solving common problems l Resetting the computer...
  • Page 118: Preliminary Checklist

    Preliminary Checklist Here are helpful hints to follow before you take further actions when you encounter any problem: l Try to isolate which part of the computer is causing the problem. l Make sure that you turn on all peripheral devices before turning on the computer.
  • Page 119: Solving Common Problems

    Solving Common Problems For easy reference, the problems are divided into these categories. Problem Type Battery problems CD/DVD/COMBO drive problems (on optional docking station) Display problems Floppy disk drive problems (on optional docking station) Hardware device problems Hard disk drive problems Keyboard, mouse, and touchpad problems LAN problems Wireless LAN problems...
  • Page 120: Battery Problems

    Battery Problems The battery does not charge (Battery Charge LED indicator does not light orange). l Make sure that the AC adapter is properly connected. l Make sure that the battery is not too hot – gets above 55 or too cold – below 0 return to room temperature.
  • Page 121: Cd/Dvd/Combo Drive Problems (On Optional Docking Station)

    CD/DVD/COMBO Drive Problems (on optional docking station) The CD/DVD/COMBO drive cannot read a CD. l Make sure that the CD is correctly seated in the tray, with the label facing up. l Make sure that the CD is not dirty. Clean the CD with a CD cleaning kit, available in most computer stores.
  • Page 122 l The brightness level might be too low. Increase brightness by pressing l The display output might be set to an external monitor. To switch the display back to the LCD, press l Reset the computer by pressing the an external keyboard. l Try turning the computer off;...
  • Page 123: Floppy Disk Drive Problems (On Optional Docking Station)8-7

    The external monitor displays nothing. l Make sure that the monitor is turned on. l Make sure that the monitor’s signal cable is properly connected. l Check if the Setup item Display Mode on the Main menu of the SCU program is configured correctly.
  • Page 124: Hardware Device Problems

    The disk drive cannot read a floppy disk. l Make sure that the floppy disk is formatted. l Make sure that you are reading the correct drive. Hardware Device Problems The computer does not recognize a newly installed device. l The device may not be correctly configured in the SCU program. Run the SCU program to identify the new type.
  • Page 125: Keyboard, Mouse And Touchpad Problems

    The hard disk drive in-use indicator glows without blinking. l The data files stored on the hard disk drive may be fragmented. Use a tool such as Window’s Disk Defragmenter to defragment the files. Keyboard, Mouse and Touchpad Problems The keyboard does not respond. l Try connecting an external keyboard.
  • Page 126: Lan Problems

    LAN Problems I cannot access the network. l Make sure that the LAN driver is correctly installed. l Make sure that the LAN cable is properly connected to the RJ-45 connector and the network hub. l Make sure that the network configuration is appropriate. l Make sure that the user name or password is correct.
  • Page 127: Pc Card Problems

    PC Card Problems The PC Card does not work. l Make sure that the PC Card is correctly seated. l If the card requires an IRQ (interrupt request), make sure that there is one available. l The PC Card may be attempting to use a COM port in a manner that conflicts with the COM port being used by another device.
  • Page 128: Printer Problems (Connected Through Optional Docking Station)

    l Make sure that the Standby or Suspend time-out is enabled. The computer does not enter Standby or Suspend mode immediately. l If the computer is performing an operation, it normally waits for the operation to finish. The computer does not resume from Standby or Suspend mode. The computer automatically enters Standby or Suspend mode when the battery pack is empty.
  • Page 129: Software Problems

    Software Problems An application program does not work correctly. l Make sure that the software is correctly installed. l If an error message appears on the screen, consult the software program’s documentation for further information. l If you are sure the operation has stopped reset the computer. (See “Resetting the Computer”...
  • Page 130: Startup Problems

    Startup Problems When you turn on the computer, it does not respond and the Power Indicator does not light green. l If you are using an external AC power, make sure that the AC adapter is correctly and securely connected. If so, make sure that the electrical outlet works properly.
  • Page 131: Other Problems

    Other Problems The date/time is incorrect. l Correct the date and time via the operating system or SCU program. l After you have performed everything as described above and still have the incorrect date and time every time you turn on the computer, the RTC (real-time Clock) battery is at the end of its life.
  • Page 132: Troubleshooting

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  • Page 133: Specifications

    Specifications NOTE: Specifications are subject to change without any prior notices. Parts Intel Pentium M Processor LV1.1 GHz in -FCBGA Cache Memory L2 1M on-die ROM BIOS 512 KB Flash EEPROM, PC2001-compliant System One 200-pin PC2100 DDR SO-DIMM sockets, standard 256 MB, Maximum 1GB Video 64MB (integrated DDR memory )
  • Page 134 Parts I/O ports On computer Docking station (option) Modem Power AC adapter Car adapter Battery Dimension (W×D×H) Weight Environment Temperature Humidity Specifications Serial Port × 1 VGA Port x 1 USB 2.0 port x 2 DC input x1 Docking Port x1 RJ-11x1 for 56Kbps Software Modem port RJ-45 100 Base-T LAN port Microphone-in &...

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