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  • Page 1 TOSHIBA Satellite L500/ Satellite Pro L500/ Satellite L500D/ Satellite Pro L500D User's Manual Downloaded from Manuals...
  • Page 2: Copyright

    Copyright © 2009 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 3 ConfigFree is a trademark of TOSHIBA Corporation, DVD MovieFactory is trademark of the Corel Corporations. Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. ExpressCard is a trademark of PCMCIA HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
  • Page 4: Fcc Information

    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 monitor port, Universal Serial Bus...
  • Page 5: Eu Conformity Statement

    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-Causng Equipment Regulations.
  • Page 6: Japan Regulations

    However, due to differences between the individual PSTNs provided in different countries/regions the approval does not, of itself, give an unconditional assurance of successful operation on every PSTN network termination point. In the event of problems, you should contact your equipment supplier in the first instance.
  • Page 7 A05-0413001 A05-0025001 SUBTEL 3061 IC: 109AH-ML3054 TEC/WR/I/MOD-08/02/100.JAN 05 MOROCCO : 2903/2005 0617-05-1699 FCC NO.:US:S56MD01B13054 Approved by PTA (2004) TE-A22/K012-04-0422 Model Number:ML3054 E04/01/211/G Pakistan Telecom Authority E253445 EQUIPO HOMOLOGADO POR ANTEL NYCE/CT/0008/06/TS No de Aprob: MC-108 This Motorola ML3054 56k Cofetel n° : TTD:MOML06-189 Fecha: 20/12/2005 Modem may be connected Empresa: Motorola Inc...
  • Page 8: Type Of Service

    Delphi D40 This Agere Delphi D40 56K Modem may be connected to the Telecom Network US:AGSMD01BDELPHI PTC 211/05/074 A05-0413001 NYCE/CT/0003/07/TS Cofetel n : TTDAGDE07-056 Agere Systems N723 No:ESD-CPE-0500938 Delphi Modem D40 Factory ID: E Approval No. 3785 CCAC07M10010T6 Agere DELPHI D40(AM5) 54-5681 Agere Systems Inc.
  • Page 9: If Problems Arise

    FCC. In the event repairs are ever needed on your modem, they should be performed by TOSHIBA Corporation or an authorized representative of TOSHIBA Corporation.
  • Page 10: Instructions For Ic Cs-03 Certified Equipment

    Instructions for IC CS-03 certified equipment 1. The Industry Canada label identifies certified equipment. This certification means that the equipment meets certain telecommunications network protective, operational and safety requirements as prescribed in the appropriate Terminal Equipment Technical Requirements document(s). The Department does not guarantee the equipment will operate to the user’s satisfaction.
  • Page 11: Notes For Users In Australia And New Zealand

    Notes for Users in Australia and New Zealand Modem warning notice for Australia Modems connected to the Australian telecoms network must have a valid Austel permit. This modem has been designed to specifically configure to ensure compliance with Austel standards when the country/region selection is set to Australia.
  • Page 12 ■ Some parameters required for compliance with Telecom’s PTC Specifications are dependent on the equipment (PC) associated with this modem. The associated equipment shall be set to operate within the following limits for compliance with Telecom Specifications: a/ There shall be no more than 10 call attempts to the same number within any 30 minute period for any single manual call initiation, and;...
  • Page 13: General Conditions

    ■ The transmit level from this device is set at a fixed level and because of this there may be circumstances where the performance is less than optimal. Before reporting such occurrences as faults, please check the line with a standard Telepermitted telephone, and only report a fault if the phone performance is impaired.
  • Page 14: Following Information Is Only For Eu-member States

    For more detailed information about the collection and recycling programmes available in your country, please visit our website ( or contact your local city office or the shop where you purchased the product. Disposal of batteries and/or accumulators The crossed out wheeled dust bin symbol indicates that batteries and/or accumulators must be collected and disposed of separately from household waste.
  • Page 15 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.
  • Page 16: Optical Disc Drive Standards

    Optical disc drive standards TOSHIBA Satellite L500/L505/L507/Pro L500/L500D/L505D/L507D/Pro L500D series computer is shipped with one of the following drives preinstalled: DVD Super Multi (+-R DL) drive or DVD Super Multi (+-R DL) /w Label Flash drive. The drive has one of the following labels:...
  • Page 17 DVD Super Multi (+-R DL) drive Panasonic UJ880AD/UJ880ED Location of the required label COMPLIES WITH FDA RADIATION PERFORMANCE STANDARDS, 21 CFR SUBCHAPTER J. MANUFACTURED Panasonic Communications Co., Ltd. 1-62, 4-Chome Minoshima Hakata-ku Fukuoka, Japan HLDS GT20N/GT20F Location of the required label COMPLIES WITH FDA RADIATION PERFORMANCE STANDARDS, 21 CFR SUBCHAPTER J.
  • Page 18 PRODUCT IS CERTIFIED BY THE MANUFACTURER TO COMPLY WITH DHHS RULES 21 CFR CHAPTER 1, SUBCHAPTER J, APPLICABLE AT THE DATE OF MANUFACTURE. MANUFACTURED Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology Korea Corporation 416, Maetan-3Dong, Yeongtong-Gu, Suwon City, Gyeonggi-Do, 443-742, Korea Downloaded from Manuals User’s Manual...
  • Page 19: International Precautions

    International precautions CAUTION: This appliance contains a laser system and is classified as a “CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT.” To use this model properly, read the instruction manual carefully and keep this manual for your future reference. In case of any trouble with this model, please contact your nearest “AUTHORIZED service station.”...
  • Page 20 OBS! Apparaten innehåller laserkomponent som avger laserstråining överstigande gränsen för laserklass 1. VAROITUS. Suojakoteloa si saa avata. Laite sisältää laserdiodin, joka lähetää näkymätöntä silmilie vaarallista lasersäteilyä. CAUTION: USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR PERFORMANCE OF PROCEDURES OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED IN THE OWNER’S MANUAL MAY RESULT IN HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE.
  • Page 21: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Copyright..........ii Disclaimer .
  • Page 22 TOSHIBA Value Added Package ......1-12 Utilities and Applications........1-13 Options .
  • Page 23 TOSHIBA support ........
  • Page 24 Certification agencies ........E-2 TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor Appendix F Starting the TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor..... . F-2 Glossary Index Downloaded from Manuals...
  • Page 25: Preface

    This manual tells how to set up and begin using your TOSHIBA Satellite L500/L505/L507/Pro L500/L500D/L505D/L507D/Pro L500D series computer. It also provides detailed information on configuring your computer, basic operations and care, using optional devices and troubleshooting.
  • Page 26: Conventions

    Preface Chapter 4, Operating Basics, includes tips on care of the computer and on using the touchpad, optical disc drive, Audio/Video controls, the web camera, the microphone, the internal modem, wireless communication and LAN. Chapter 5, Keyboard, describes special keyboard functions including the keypad overlay and hot keys.
  • Page 27 Preface When procedures require an action such as clicking an icon or entering text, the icon's name or the text you are to type in is represented in the typeface you see to the left. Display Names of windows or icons or text generated by the computer that appear on its display screen are presented in the type face you see to the left.
  • Page 28: 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 29: Stress Injury

    General Precautions To keep your computer in prime operating condition, protect your work area from: ■ Dust, moisture, and direct sunlight. ■ Equipment that generates a strong electromagnetic field, such as stereo speakers (other than speakers that are connected to the computer) or speakerphones.
  • Page 30: Mobile Phones

    General Precautions Mobile phones Please be aware that the use of mobile phones can interfere with the audio system. The operation of the computer will not be impaired in any way, but it is recommended that a minimum distance of 30cm is maintained between the computer and a mobile phone that is in use.
  • Page 31: Introduction

    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.
  • Page 32 (This manual) SD Memory Card Format Utility and other SD functions are packaged into TOSHIBA SD Memory Utilities. When uninstalling the SD utilities, click Start → Control Panel → Uninstall a program, and select TOSHIBA SD Memory Utilities. Documentation ■...
  • Page 33: Features

    Your computer is equipped with one processor and processor type varies depending on model. To check which type of processor is included in your model, open the TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool Utility by clicking Start → All programs → TOSHIBA → Utilities → PC Diagnostic Tool.
  • Page 34 Introduction Video RAM Video RAM depends on the model you purchased. Mobile Intel GM45 Express Chipset model/ ® Mobile Intel GL40 Express Chipset model: ® Video RAM capacity shares with main memory, and the proportion depends on Dynamic Video Memory Technology. Mobile Intel PM45 Express Chipset model/ ®...
  • Page 35 Introduction Disks Hard disk drive or This computer is equipped with the following types of Solid State Drive(SSD) and Hard Disk Solid state drive Drive (HDD).The capacity of each disk drive model is different. ■ ■ 64GB ■ 128GB ■ ■...
  • Page 36: Optical Disc Drive

    Introduction Optical disc drive DVD Super Multi The drive reads DVD-ROM's at a maximum 8x drive speed and CD-ROM's at a maximum 24x speed, and writes CD-R's at up to 24x speed, CD-RW's at up to 24x speed, DVD-RW's at up to 6x speed, DVD-R's, DVD+R's and DVD+RW's at up to 8x speed, DVD-R (Dual layer) at up to 6x speed, DVD+R (Double Layer) at up to 6x speed and...
  • Page 37 Introduction Keyboard Built-in The internal keyboard provides dedicated cursor control overlay keys, Keys. The ® keyboard is compatible with the IBM enhanced keyboard. Refer to Chapter 5, Keyboard, for details. Pointing Device Built-in Touch Pad The integrated Touch Pad and control buttons in the palm rest allow control of the on-screen pointer and support functions such as the scrolling of windows.
  • Page 38 You can use it for video chatting or video conferences using a communication tool such as Windows Live Messenger. Toshiba Web Camera Application will help you to add various video effects to your video or photograph.
  • Page 39 Introduction Communications Modem Some models are equipped with the integrated modem. The integrated modem provides capability for data and fax communications that support the V.90 (V.92) standards and includes a modem jack for connection to the telephone line. Please note that both the V.90 and V.92 standards are only supported in the USA, Canada, Germany, UK and France.
  • Page 40: Special Features

    Special features The following features are either unique to TOSHIBA computers or are advanced features which make the computer more convenient to use. Access each function using the following procedures. * To access the Power Options, click Start → Control Panel → System and Maintenance →...
  • Page 41 Introduction 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 42: Toshiba Value Added Package

    TOSHIBA Value Added Package This section describes the TOSHIBA Component features pre-installed on the computer. TOSHIBA Power TOSHIBA Power Saver provides you with the...
  • Page 43: Utilities And Applications

    To start the utility, click the Windows Start button, point to All Programs, click TOSHIBA, click Utilities, and select HWSetup. TOSHIBA ConfigFree TOSHIBA ConfigFree is a suite of utilities that improve the ease and control of communication devices and network connections, help in the...
  • Page 44 In order to determine if the optical disc drive installed in your computer supports Labelflash follow the steps as detailed below: 1. Click Start → All Programs → DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA → DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA Launcher to launch DVD MovieFactory.
  • Page 45 Lock button at the bottom of the right pane in the start menu. ■ TOSHIBA Assist: This can be used to open TOSHIBA Assist if it is already installed in your computer. TOSHIBA DVD This software is provided for playback of DVD PLAYER Video.It has an on-screen interface and...
  • Page 46: Options

    Introduction Options You can add a number of options to make your computer even more powerful and convenient to use. The following options are available: Memory expansion A 1.024MB, 2.048MB or 4.096MB memory module (PC2-6400) can easily be installed in the computer.
  • Page 47: Chapter 2 The Grand Tour

    Chapter 2 The Grand Tour This chapter identifies the various components of your computer. Become familiar with each component before you operate the computer. Front with the display closed The following figure shows the computer’s front with its display panel in the closed position.
  • Page 48: Left Side

    The Grand Tour Keep foreign metal objects, such as screws, staples and paper clips, out of the Bridge media slot. Foreign metal objects can create a short circuit, which can cause damage and fire, possibly resulting in serious injury. Left side The following figure shows the computer's left side.
  • Page 49 The Grand Tour ■ Do not connect any cable other than a LAN cable to the LAN jack. It could cause damage or malfunction. ■ Do not connect the LAN cable to a power supply. It could cause damage or malfunction. HDMI out port HDMI out port can connect with Type A connector HDMI cable.One HDMI cable can...
  • Page 50: Right Side

    The Grand Tour Right side The following figure shows the computer’s right side. 1. Optical disc drive 2. Universal Serial Bus (USB 2.0) port *3. Modem jack 4. DC IN 19V jack 5. Security lock slot * Depending on the model you purchased. Figure 2-3 The right side of the computer Optical disc drive This computer is configured with a DVD Super...
  • Page 51: Underside

    The Grand Tour 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.
  • Page 52 The Grand Tour Battery pack The battery pack provides power to the computer when the AC adaptor is not connected. For more detailed information on the use and operation of the battery pack please refer to Chapter 6, Power and Power-up Modes.
  • Page 53: Front With The Display Open

    The Grand Tour 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. 1. Display screen 2.
  • Page 54 The Grand Tour Display screen Please be aware that, when the computer is operating on the AC adaptor, the image displayed on the internal screen will be somewhat brighter than when it operates on battery power. This difference in brightness levels is intended to save power when operating on batteries.
  • Page 55 You can use it for video chatting or video conferences using a communication tool such as Windows Live Messenger. Toshiba Web Camera Application will help you to add various video effects to your video or photograph.
  • Page 56: Function Buttons

    The Grand Tour Function buttons In addition to the power button, four buttons are provided with some models. Figure 2-6 Front operation panel Available for use: Play/Pause, Previous, Next, Mute. These buttons allow you to manage audio/video, run applications and access utilities.
  • Page 57: System Indicators

    The Grand Tour System indicators The LED system indicators for specific computer operations glow when those operations are in progress. Figure 2-7 System indicators DC IN The DC IN indicator normally glows green when power is being correctly supplied from the AC power adaptor.
  • Page 58: Keyboard Indicators

    The Grand Tour Keyboard indicators The following figures show the positions of the CAPS LOCK indicator and the NUM LOCK indicator. Figure 2-8 Keypad indicators CAPS LOCK This indicator glows green when letter keys are locked into their uppercase format. NUM LOCK When the Number Lock indicator lights green, you can use the numeric functions of the right...
  • Page 59: Optical Disc Drives

    This section describes the types of writable CD/DVD discs. Check the specifications of your drive to see the types of discs it can write. Use TOSHIBA Disc Creator to write compact discs. Please refer to Chapter 4, Operating Basics for further information.
  • Page 60 The Grand Tour DVDs ■ DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-R (Dual Layer) and DVD+R (Double Layer) discs can be written only once. The recorded data cannot be erased or changed. ■ DVD-RW, DVD+RW and DVD-RAM discs can be recorded more than once. Some types and formats of DVD-R (Dual Layer) and DVD+R (Double Layer) discs may be unreadable.
  • Page 61: Ac Adaptor

    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.
  • Page 62: Chapter 3 Getting Started

    Chapter 3 Getting Started ■ If the battery pack is not pre-installed in the computer that you purchased, please install the battery pack before you start using the computer. Please refer to Chapter 6-9, Replacing the battery pack for further information about installing the battery pack.
  • Page 63 Getting Started ■ Use an anti-virus software and update it regularly. ■ Never format storage media without checking its content - formatting destroys all stored data. ■ It is a good idea to periodically back up the internal hard disk drive or other main storage device to external media.
  • Page 64: Connecting The Ac Adaptor

    ■ 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.
  • Page 65 Getting Started 1. Connect the power cord to the AC adaptor. Figure 3-1 Connecting the power cord to the AC adaptor (2-pin plug) Figure 3-2 Connecting the power cord to the AC adaptor (3-pin plug) Either a 2-pin or 3-pin adaptor/cord will be included with the computer depending on the model.
  • Page 66: Opening The Display

    Getting Started Opening the display The display panel can be opened to a wide range of angles for optimal viewing. While holding down the palm rest with one hand so that the main body of the computer is not raised, slowly lift the display panel - this will allow the angle of the display panel to be adjusted to provide optimum clarity.
  • Page 67 Getting Started ■ As the display panel cannot be flipped to180 degrees, please be careful not to force it beyond the point where it moves easily. ■ Be careful not to open the display panel too far as this could put stress on the display panel’s hinges and cause damage.
  • Page 68: Turning On The Power

    Getting Started Turning on the power This section describes how to turn on the power - the Power indicator light will then indicate the status. Please refer to the Monitoring of power condition section in Chapter 6, Power and Power-up Modes for more information.
  • Page 69: Turning Off The Power

    Getting Started Turning off the power The power can be turned off in one of three modes, either Shut Down Mode, Hibernation Mode or Sleep Mode. Shut Down Mode When you turn off the power in Shut Down Mode no data will be saved and the computer will boot to the operating system's main screen the next time it is turned on.
  • Page 70: Starting Hibernation Mode

    Getting Started Benefits of Hibernation Mode The Hibernation Mode feature provides the following benefits: ■ Saves data to the hard disk drive when the computer automatically shuts down because of a low battery condition. ■ You can return to your previous working environment immediately when you turn on the computer.
  • Page 71: Sleep Mode

    Getting Started Sleep Mode If you have to interrupt your work, you are able to turn off the power without exiting from your software by placing the computer into Sleep Mode. In this mode data is maintained in the computer's main memory so that when you turn on the power again, you can continue working right where you left off.
  • Page 72 Getting Started Executing Sleep Mode You can also enable Sleep Mode by pressing FN + F3 - please refer to Chapter 5, Keyboard, for further details. You can enter Sleep Mode in one of four ways: ■ Click Start then click the power button ( ) located in the power management buttons ( Please note that this feature must be enabled within the Power Options...
  • Page 73: Restarting The Computer

    Getting Started Restarting the computer Certain conditions require that you reset the computer, for example if: ■ You change certain computer settings. ■ An error occurs and the computer does not respond to your keyboard commands. If you need to restart the computer, there are three ways this can be achieved: ■...
  • Page 74 Getting Started Creating Optical Recovery Discs This section describes how to create Recovery Discs. ■ Be sure to connect the AC adaptor when you create Recovery Discs. ■ Be sure to close all other software programs except the Recovery Disc Creator.
  • Page 75 Getting Started Restoring the pre-installed software from the Recovery hard disk drive A portion of the total hard disk drive space is configured as a hidden recovery partition. This partition stores files which can be used to restore pre-installed software in the event of a problem. If you subsequently set up your hard disk drive again, do not change, delete or add partitions in a manner other than specified in the manual, otherwise you may find that space for the required software is not available.
  • Page 76 4. A menu will be displayed from which you should follow the on-screen instructions. When removing pre-installed drivers / utilities or when installing, you can setup the respective drivers / utilities from the following folder. "TOSHIBA Applications and Drivers" on the desktop. Downloaded from Manuals User’s Manual...
  • Page 77: 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 Pad To use the Touch Pad, simply touch and move your fingertip across it in the direction you want the on-screen pointer to go.
  • Page 78: Using Optical Disk Drives

    Operating Basics The two buttons below the Touch Pad are used like the buttons on a standard mouse - press the left button to select a menu item or to manipulate text or graphics designated by the pointer, and press the right button to display a menu or other function depending on the software you are using.
  • Page 79: Loading Discs

    Operating Basics Loading discs To load CD/DVD's, follow the steps as listed below and refer to figures 4-2 to 4-4. 1. When the computer's power is on, press the eject button to open the disc tray slightly. 1. Eject button Figure 4-2 Pressing the eject button 2.
  • Page 80 Operating Basics 3. Lay the CD/DVD, label side up, in the disc tray. Figure 4-4 Inserting a CD/DVD When the disc tray is fully opened, the edge of the computer will extend slightly over the area where you insert the media. Therefore, when loading a CD or DVD, you will need to turn it slightly at an angle when you place it in the disc tray.
  • Page 81: Removing Discs

    Operating Basics Removing discs Do not press the eject button while the computer is accessing the media in the drive, instead wait for the indicator to go out before you open the disc tray. In addition, if the CD/DVD media is spinning when you open the tray, wait for it to fully stop before you remove it.
  • Page 82: Function Buttons

    Operating Basics How to remove a CD/DVD when the disc tray will not open Pressing the eject button will not open the disc tray when the computer is turned off although, in these circumstances, you can open the tray by inserting a slender object such as a straightened paper clip about 15mm into the eject hole just to the right of the drive's eject button.
  • Page 83: Important Message

    CD-R/RW media cannot be accessed using the Create CD/DVD option in Media Center. ■ To write data to CD-R/-RW media, use the TOSHIBA Disc Creator feature that is installed on your computer. When writing information to media using an optical drive, you should always ensure that you connect the AC adaptor to a live power socket.
  • Page 84 Operating Basics CD-R: TAIYO YUDEN CO., Ltd. MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD. Hitachi Maxell,Ltd. CD-RW: (Multi-Speed and High-Speed) MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD. CD-RW: (Ultra-Speed) MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD. DVD-R: DVD Specifications for Recordable Disc for General Version 2.0 TAIYO YUDEN Co.,Ltd.
  • Page 85 Operating Basics DVD+RW: MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD. (for 2.4x, 4x and 8x speed media) DVD-RAM: DVD Specifications for DVD-RAM Disc for Version 2.0, Version 2.1 or Version 2.2 Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.,Ltd. (for 3x and 5x speed media) Hitachi Maxell,Ltd. (for 3x and 5x speed media) ■...
  • Page 86: When Writing Or Rewriting

    CD/DVD - do not try to write from shared devices such as a server or any other network device. ■ Writing with software other than TOSHIBA Disc Creator has not been confirmed, therefore operation with other software applications cannot be guaranteed.
  • Page 87 TOSHIBA Disc Creator Please be aware of the following limitations when you use the TOSHIBA Disc Creator: ■ DVD Video cannot be created using TOSHIBA Disc Creator.
  • Page 88 CD Player' function to record music to DVD-R, DVD-R (Dual Layer), DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R (Double Layer) or DVD+RW media. ■ Do not use the 'Disc Backup' function of TOSHIBA Disc Creator in order to copy DVD Video or DVD-ROM material that has copyright protection. ■...
  • Page 89: Data Verification

    Simplified steps for making a Labelflash DVD: 1. Insert a Labelflash disc in optical disc drive. Set PRINTING SIDE for underside. 2. Click Start → All Programs → DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA → DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA Lancher to launch DVD MovieFactory.
  • Page 90 How to make a DVD-Video Method 1: Simplified steps for making a DVD-Video from video data captured from a DV-Camcorder: 1. Click Start → All Programs → DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA → DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA Launcher to launch DVD MovieFactory.
  • Page 91: Important Information For Use

    Operating Basics Important information for use Note the following limitations when you write Video DVD: 1. Editing digital video: ■ Log in with Administrator rights to use DVD MovieFactory. ■ Make sure that your computer is running on AC power when using DVD MovieFactory.
  • Page 92: Notes On Use

    If you use an over-used rewritable disc, the full formatting might be locked. Please use a brand new disc. TOSHIBA DVD Player Please be aware of the following limitations when you use the TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER: Notes on use ■...
  • Page 93: Toshiba Dvd Player

    Fn + F1 keys when running the "TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER". Display Devices & Audio 1. "TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER" will only run when "Colors" is set to "Highest (32 bit)". The "Colors" setting can be adjusted on the "Monitor" tab in the "Display Settings".
  • Page 94: Media Care

    Open TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER HELP TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER features and instructions are also explained in detail in "TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER Help". Use the following procedure to open "TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER Help". ■ Click the "Help" button ( ) in the Display Area.
  • Page 95: Sound System

    Operating Basics Floppy diskettes The USB floppy diskette drive is available only as an option. 1. Store your floppy diskettes in the container they came in to protect them and keep them clean. If a floppy diskette becomes dirty, clean it with a soft, lightly dampened cloth - do not use cleaning fluid.
  • Page 96: Changing System Sounds

    Operating Basics Click the Device button to display available playback devices. Select Speakers to use the internal speakers for listening. Adjust speaker volume by moving the slider up or down to raise or lower the volume. Click the Mute button to mute the sound.
  • Page 97: Using The Web Camera

    You can use it for video chatting or video conferences using a communication tool such as Windows Live Messenger. Toshiba Web Camera Application will help you to add various video effects to your video or photograph.
  • Page 98 Operating Basics 1. Web Camera LED 2. Web Camera 3. Microphone Figure 4-8 Web Camera ■ Please unstick the protective plastic-film before using the Web Camera. ■ Do not point the web camera directly at the sun. ■ Do not touch or press strongly on the web camera lens. Doing so may reduce image quality.
  • Page 99: Using Toshiba Web Camera Application

    Operating Basics Using TOSHIBA Web Camera Application TOSHIBA Web Camera Application is pre-configured to start when you turn ® ; if you need to restart it go to Start → All Programs → on Windows Vista TOSHIBA → Utilities → Web Camera Application.
  • Page 100: Using Toshiba Face Recognition

    Toshiba does not guarantee that the face recognition utility will accurately screen out unauthorized users at all times. Toshiba is not liable for any failure or damage that might arise out of the use of the face recognition software or utility.
  • Page 101 Delete image data, account information, and personal record data created during registration. To delete the Face Recognition Data, follow the steps as described below: 1. To launch this utility, click Start -> All Programs -> TOSHIBA -> Utilities -> TOSHIBA Face Recognition. The Management screen is displayed.
  • Page 102: Windows Logon Via Toshiba Face Recognition

    How to launch the help file For further information on this utility, please refer to the help file. 1. To launch the help file, click Start -> All Programs -> TOSHIBA -> Utilities -> TOSHIBA Face Recognition Help. Windows Logon via TOSHIBA Face Recognition This section explains how to login to Windows with TOSHIBA Face Recognition.
  • Page 103: Modem

    Operating Basics 7. Verification will be performed. If the authentication is successful, the image data taken in step 6 will be faded in and placed over one another. ■ If an error occurs during authentication, you will be returned to the Select Tiles screen.
  • Page 104: Properties Menu

    Operating Basics 1. Click Start → All Programs → TOSHIBA → Networking → Modem Region Select. If it is available, do not use the Country/Region Select function included as part of the modem setup utility within the Control Panel - if you change the country/region setting this way you may find that the change does not take effect.
  • Page 105: Modem Selection

    Operating Basics Modem Selection If the computer cannot recognize the internal modem, a dialog box is displayed from which you should select the appropriate communications port for your modem to use. Dialing Properties You should select this item in order to display the dialing properties. If you are using the computer in Japan, the Telecommunications Business Law requires that you select Japan region mode.
  • Page 106: Wireless Communications

    Operating Basics 2. Pinch the lever on the plug in the computer's modem jack and pull it out from within the computer. Wireless communications The computer's wireless communication function supports both Wireless LAN and Bluetooth devices. All models are provided with Fn key functions. Some models are equipped with both Wireless LAN and Bluetooth functions.
  • Page 107: Bluetooth Wireless Technology

    ■ TOSHIBA is not liable for the loss of data due to eavesdropping or illegal access through the wireless LAN and the damage thereof. Bluetooth wireless technology Bluetooth™...
  • Page 108: Product Support

    The latest information regarding operating system support, language support or available upgrades can be found on our website in Europe or in the United States. Wireless communication indicator The wireless communication indicator shows the status of the computer's wireless communication functions.
  • Page 109: Lan

    Operating Basics ■ Do not use the Wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) or Bluetooth functionalities near a microwave oven or in areas subject to radio interference or magnetic fields. Interference from a microwave oven or other source can disrupt Wi-Fi or Bluetooth operation. ■...
  • Page 110: Connecting The Lan Cable

    Operating Basics Connecting the LAN cable ■ Connect the AC adaptor before connecting the LAN cable. The AC adaptor must remain connected during LAN use. If you disconnect the AC Adaptor while the computer is accessing a LAN, the system may hang up.
  • Page 111: Cleaning The Computer

    Operating Basics To disconnect the LAN cable, follow the steps as detailed below: 1. Pinch the lever on the connector in the computer’s LAN jack and pull out the connector. 2. Disconnect the cable from the LAN hub or router in the same manner. Check with your LAN administrator and hardware or software vendor before disconnecting from the hub.
  • Page 112: Moving The Computer

    Operating Basics Moving the computer While the computer is designed for rugged durability 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 - check that the HDD and other indicators on the front of the computer are off.
  • Page 113: Chapter 5 The Keyboard

    Chapter 5 The Keyboard The computer's keyboard layouts are compatible with a 104/105-key enhanced keyboard - by pressing some keys in combination, all of the 104/105-key enhanced keyboard functions can be performed on the computer. The number of keys available on your keyboard will depend on which country/region your computer is configured for, with keyboards being available for numerous languages.
  • Page 114: Function Keys: F1

    Soft keys: FN key combinations The FN (function) key is unique to TOSHIBA computers and is used in combination with other keys to form soft keys. Soft keys are key combinations that enable, disable or configure specific features.
  • Page 115: Hot Keys

    The Keyboard Hot keys Hot keys (pressing FN + a function or ESC key) let you enable or disable certain features of the computer. Mute: Pressing FN + ESC turns the volume on and off. Lock: Pressing FN + F1 enters ''Lock computer mode''. To restore your desktop, you need to log on again.
  • Page 116 FN Sticky key You can use the TOSHIBA Accessibility Utility to make the FN key sticky, that is, you can press it once, release it, and then press an "F Number" key. To start the TOSHIBA Accessibility utility, click Start → All Programs →...
  • Page 117: Windows Special Keys

    The Keyboard Windows special keys The keyboard provides two keys that have special functions in Windows: Windows Start Button activates the Start menu and the other, the application key, has the same function as the secondary mouse button. This key activates the Windows Start menu. This key has the same function as the secondary (right) mouse button.
  • Page 118: Chapter 6 Power And Power-up Modes

    Chapter 6 Power and Power-up Modes The computer's power resources include the AC adaptor and internal batteries. This chapter gives details on making the most effective use of these resources including charging and changing batteries, tips for saving battery power, and power-up modes. Power conditions The computer's operating capability and battery charge status are affected by different power conditions, including whether an AC adaptor is...
  • Page 119: Power Indicators

    Power and Power-up Modes Table 6-1 Power conditions continued Power on Power off (no operation) Battery charge • Operates adaptor is above low • LED: Battery off battery trigger DC IN off connected point Battery charge • Operates is below low •...
  • Page 120: Battery Types

    Power and Power-up Modes DC IN indicator Check the DC IN indicator to determine the power status with the AC adaptor connected - the following indicator conditions should be noted: Indicates the AC adaptor is connected and is Green correctly supplying power to the computer. Under any other conditions, the indicator does not No light light.
  • Page 121: Real Time Clock Battery

    Press <F1> to resume, <F2> to Setup. The computer's RTC battery is a lithium 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 of.
  • Page 122: Care And Use Of The Battery Pack

    The battery pack is a lithium ion battery, which can explode if not replaced, used, handled or disposed of properly. Dispose of the battery as required by local ordinances or regulations. Use only batteries recommended by TOSHIBA as replacements. ■ Charge the battery pack only in an ambient temperature between 5 and 35 degrees Celsius.
  • Page 123: Battery Charging Notice

    Power and Power-up Modes Use only the computer connected to an AC power source or the optional TOSHIBA Battery charger to charge the battery pack. Never attempt to charge the battery pack with any other charger. Time The following table shows the approximate time required to fully charge a discharged battery.
  • Page 124: Monitoring Battery Capacity

    Power and Power-up Modes Repeat these steps two or three times until the battery recovers normal capacity. Monitoring battery capacity Remaining battery power can be monitored using the following methods. ■ Clicking the battery icon on the task bar ■ Via the Battery Status in the Windows Mobility Center window ■...
  • Page 125: Retaining Data With Power Off

    Power and Power-up Modes Retaining data with power off When you turn off your computer with fully charged batteries, the batteries retain data for the following approximate time periods. Retention Time Battery type State and Retention Time Battery pack 2 days for 12 cell, 1 day for 6 cell, 0.5 day for 3 cell (sleep mode) 20 days for 12 cell, 10 days for 6 cell, 5 days for 3 cell (shut down mode)
  • Page 126: Replacing The Battery Pack

    Power and Power-up Modes 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 127 Power and Power-up Modes 6. Slide and hold the battery release latch (1) to disengage the battery pack and then remove it from the computer (2). Figure 6-2 Releasing the battery pack (2) To install a battery, follow the steps as detailed below: 1.
  • Page 128: Toshiba Password Utility

    Power and Power-up Modes TOSHIBA Password Utility The TOSHIBA Supervisor Password Utility allows you to maintain an additional level of security and provides two levels of password security: User and Supervisor. Passwords set in TOSHIBA Supervisor Password Utility are different from ®...
  • Page 129: Starting The Computer By Password

    Power and Power-up Modes Starting the computer by password If you have already registered a password, there is a way to start the computer: ■ Enter the password manually. The password is necessary only if the computer was shut down in boot mode, not in Hibernation or Sleep mode.
  • Page 130: Power-up Modes

    Power and Power-up Modes Power-up modes The computer has three power-up modes: ■ Hibernation (saves data in memory to the hard disk) ■ Sleep (power remains on, maintaining the data in memory, but the CPU and all other devices effectively enter a 'sleep' mode) ■...
  • Page 131: Chapter 7 Hw Setup And Passwords

    TOSHIBA HW Setup allows you to configure settings for General, Password, Display, Boot Priority, Keyboard, USB, LAN. If the supervisor password is set, access to the TOSHIBA HW Setup program can be prevented when the user password is used to log on to the computer.
  • Page 132: User Password

    HW Setup and Passwords This window displays the BIOS version and contains two buttons: Default Return all HW Setup values to the factory settings. About Display the HW Setup version. Setup This field displays BIOS Version and date. When finish BIOS update, please restart your computer and press F2 into BIOS setup manual and load BIOS default one time.
  • Page 133: Power On Display

    HW Setup and Passwords If they do not match, the following message appears. You must repeat step 1. Incorrect Password!!! If you enter the password incorrectly three times in a row, the computer will shut down. You will not be able to access the password option in the HW Setup. In this case you must turn the power off and back on to retry the procedure.
  • Page 134: Wireless Communication Switch

    HW Setup and Passwords Enabled Enables the USB Legacy Emulation. (Default) Disabled Disables the USB Legacy Emulation. Wake-up on LAN This feature lets the computer’s power be turned on from shutdown when it receives awake-up packet ( Magic packet ) from the LAN. Regarding Wake-up on LAN from sleep or hibernation, you must check the "Allow the device to wake the computer"...
  • Page 135: Chapter 8 Optional Devices

    Chapter 8 Optional Devices Optional devices can expand the computer's capabilities and its versatility. This chapter describes the connection or installation of the following devices: To connect optional devices (such as USB device or External monitor) to the computer, be sure to check the shape and orientation of the connector before connecting.
  • Page 136: Expresscard

    The computer is equipped with a single ExpressCard slot into which any ExpressCard device that meets industry standards, either manufactured by TOSHIBA or another vendor, can be installed. The slot supports hot plug connection and utilizes the PCI Express interface that supports the reading and writing of data at a theoretical maximum rate of 2.5Gbps.
  • Page 137: Removing An Expresscard

    Optional Devices 6. After inserting the ExpressCard you should refer to its documentation and also check the configuration in Windows in order to ensure that it is correct. Removing an ExpressCard To remove an ExpressCard, follow the steps as detailed below. 1.
  • Page 138: Bridge Media Slot

    Optional Devices Bridge media slot The computer is equipped with a Bridge media slot that can accommodate some kinds of memory media with various memory capacities so that you can easily transfer data from devices, such as digital cameras and Personal Digital Assistants.
  • Page 139: Memory Media

    Optional Devices Memory media This section provides the important safety precautions in order to handle your memory media. Points to note about the SD/SDHC memory card SD/SDHC memory cards comply with SDMI (Secure Digital Music Initiative), which is a technology adopted to prevent unlawful copy or playback of digital music.
  • Page 140: Additional Memory Module

    You can access the inserted memory modules efficiently in dual channel. ■ Use only memory modules approved by TOSHIBA. ■ Do not try to install or remove a memory module under the following conditions.
  • Page 141: Installing A Memory Module

    Optional Devices Installing a memory module The computer contains slots for two memory modules, one positioned immediately over the other - the procedures are the same for installing either module. 1. Shut down the computer - make sure the Power indicator is off (refer to Turning off the power section in Chapter 3, Getting Started...
  • Page 142 Optional Devices ■ Never allow metal objects, such as screws, staples and paper clips, to enter the computer or keyboard. Foreign metal objects can create a short circuit, which can cause computer damage and fire, possibly resulting in serious injury. ■...
  • Page 143: Battery Packs

    Optional Devices Removing a memory module To remove the memory module, follow the steps as detailed below: 1. Set the computer to Boot Mode and turn its power off - make sure the Power indicator is off (refer to the Turning off the power section in Chapter 3,...
  • Page 144: Usb Floppy Diskette Drive

    Optional Devices USB floppy diskette drive The USB floppy diskette drive accommodates either a 1.44MB or 720KB a 3 2/1" floppy diskette and connects to one of the computer's USB ports. The USB floppy diskette drive is available only as an option. 1.
  • Page 145 Optional Devices In use, the following should be noted regarding the operation of the USB floppy diskette drive: ■ The drive should be placed on a flat, horizontal surface. ■ Do not set the drive on an incline greater than 20° while it is operating. ■...
  • Page 146: Esata (external Serial Ata)

    Optional Devices Disconnecting the USB floppy diskette drive When you have finished using the USB floppy diskette drive, you can follow the procedures below in order to disconnect it: 1. Wait for the Disk-In-Use Indicator light to go out to make sure all floppy diskette activity has stopped.
  • Page 147: External Monitor

    Optional Devices ■ A connected eSATA device may not be recognized if it is connected to the computer's eSATA/USB combo port while the computer is in Sleep Mode or Hibernation Mode. If this occurs, disconnect the eSATA device and then reconnect the device while the computer is turned on. ■...
  • Page 148 Optional Devices Figure 8-9 Connecting the monitor cable to the external monitor port 3. Turn the external monitor’s power on. 4. Turn the computer's power on. Some models are equipped with an external monitor port. When you turn on the power, the computer will automatically recognize the monitor and determine whether it is a color or monochrome device.
  • Page 149: Hdmi

    Optional Devices HDMI The Video data on your computer can be viewed on a TV set. To do so, connect your computer’s HDMI out port to the TV using the HDMI out cable. You can use the hotkeys FN + F5 to change the display device. Refer to Chapter 5, Keyboard.
  • Page 150 Optional Devices ■ Be sure to use the FN + F5 HotKey to select the display device before starting to play video. Do not change the display device while playing video. ■ Do not change the display device under the following conditions. ■...
  • Page 151 Optional Devices Display mode at "List All Modes" HD Format 1280 by 720, True Color (32bit), 60Herts 720p 720 by 576, True Color (32bit), 50Herts 576p 720 by 480, True Color (32bit), 60Herts 480p The above display mode is a typical HDMI display mode. The selectable display modes will vary for different HDMI monitors.
  • Page 152: Security Lock

    Optional Devices Security lock A security locks enable you to anchor your computer to a desk or other heavy object in order to help prevent unauthorized removal or theft. The computer has a security lock slot on its right side into which you can attach one end of the security cable, while the other end attaches to a desk or similar object.
  • Page 153: Troubleshooting

    Chapter 9 Troubleshooting TOSHIBA have designed this computer for durability, however, should problems occur you are able to use the procedures detailed in this chapter to help determine the cause. All users should become familiar with this chapter as knowing what might go wrong can help prevent problems from occurring in the first place.
  • Page 154: Preliminary Checklist

    Troubleshooting Preliminary checklist You should always consider the simplest solution first - the items detailed in this checklist are easy to fix and yet may cause what appears to be a serious problem: ■ Make sure you turn on all peripheral devices before you turn on the computer - this includes your printer and any other external device you are using.
  • Page 155: Hardware And System Checklist

    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 156: Self Test

    This message remains on the screen for a few seconds. If the self test is successful, the computer tries to load the operating system according to how the Boot Priority option is set within the TOSHIBA HW Setup program. If any of the following conditions are present, the self test has failed: ■...
  • Page 157: Overheating Power Down

    Troubleshooting Overheating power down If the processor's temperature reaches an unacceptably high level with either setting, the computer will automatically shut down to prevent any damage - in this instance all unsaved data in memory will be lost. Problem Procedure Computer shuts down Leave the computer off until the DC IN indicator and DC IN indicator...
  • Page 158 Troubleshooting Battery If you suspect a problem with the battery, you should check the status of the DC IN indicator as well as the Battery indicator. Please refer to Chapter Power and Power-up Modes for more information on these indicators, together with general battery operation.
  • Page 159: Real Time Clock

    3. Press [F5]/[F6] to set the time in [System Date/Time. Time]. Password Problem Procedure Cannot enter Please refer to the TOSHIBA Password Utility password section in Chapter 6, Power and Power-up Modes for further information. Keyboard Keyboard problems can be caused by the setup and configuration of the...
  • Page 160: Internal Display Panel

    Alternatively you may wish to run the TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool to check the general operation of the computer. If you are still unable to resolve the problem, contact your reseller, dealer or service provider.
  • Page 161: Solid State Drive

    - if so remove it and try to start the computer again. If this has no effect, check the Boot Priority setting within the TOSHIBA HW Setup utility. Please refer to your operating system documentation in order to determine whether there is a problem with any of the operating system files or settings.
  • Page 162: Dvd Super Multi Drive

    Troubleshooting DVD Super Multi drive For further information, please refer to Chapter 4, Operating Basics. Problem Procedure You cannot access a Make sure the drive's disc tray is securely closed - CD/DVD in the drive press it gently into the computer until it clicks into place.
  • Page 163 Troubleshooting USB floppy diskette drive The USB floppy diskette drive is available only as an option. For further information, please refer to Chapter 4, Operating Basics. Problem Procedure Drive does not operate Check the connection between the computer and the drive to ensure that it is properly attached. Some programs run The computer's software or hardware correctly but others do...
  • Page 164 Troubleshooting ExpressCard For further information, please refer to Chapter 8, Optional Devices. Problem Procedure ExpressCard error Remove the ExpressCard from the computer and occurs then re-insert it in order to ensure it is firmly connected. In the event that the ExpressCard is attached to an external peripheral device, ensure that this connection is properly made.
  • Page 165 Troubleshooting Memory Stick/Memory Stick PRO For further information, please refer to Chapter 8, Optional Devices. Problem Procedure Memory Stick/Memory Remove the Memory Stick/Memory Stick PRO Stick PRO error from the computer and then reinsert it in order to occurs ensure it is firmly connected. If the problem persists, then you should refer to the documentation supplied with your Memory Stick/Memory Stick PRO for further information.
  • Page 166: Touch Pad

    Troubleshooting Touch Pad Problem Procedure On-screen pointer In this instance the system might be busy - Try does not respond to moving the mouse again after waiting a short pointing device while. Check to make sure that the touch pad operation button above is not disabled.
  • Page 167: Usb Mouse

    Troubleshooting USB mouse Problem Procedure On-screen pointer In this instance the system might be busy. Try moving the mouse again after waiting a short does not respond to while. Check to make sure the touch pad isn't mouse operation enabled. Remove the mouse from the computer and then reconnect it to a free USB port it in order to ensure it is firmly attached.
  • Page 168: Usb Device

    Troubleshooting USB device In addition to the information in this section, please also refer to the documentation supplied with your USB device. Problem Procedure USB device does not Remove the USB device from the computer and then reconnect it to a free port in order to ensure work it is firmly attached.
  • Page 169 Troubleshooting Additional memory module Please also refer to Chapter 8, Optional Devices, for further information on installing and removing memory modules. Problem Procedure If there is a memory In the event of Power indicator flashes when the malfunction, the Power computer is turned on you should initially ensure indicator will repeatedly that the installed memory module(s) are...
  • Page 170: Volume Control

    Troubleshooting Problem Procedure Check within the Windows Device Manager application to ensure the sound function is enabled. If you are still unable to resolve the problem, contact your reseller, dealer or service provider. Annoying sound is In this instance you may be experiencing heard feedback from either the internal microphone or an external microphone connected to the...
  • Page 171 Troubleshooting Problem Procedure No display Try adjusting the contrast and brightness controls on the external monitor. Press the FN + F5 hot key in order to change the display priority and ensure that it is not set for the internal display panel only. Check to see if the external monitor is connected.
  • Page 172 Troubleshooting Problem Procedure You place a call, but a Make sure that the settings are correct within connection can’t be your communication application. made After making a call you Ensure that the communication application's tone can’t hear a ring or pulse dialling selection feature is set correctly. Communication is cut The computer will automatically cut off off unexpectedly...
  • Page 173: Hdmi Monitor Output Function

    For more information on wireless communication, refer to Chapter 4, Operating Basics. Problem Procedure Please check Start → All programs → Toshiba Cannot access → Utilities → Toshiba HWSetup and click Lan Wireless LAN tab to check the Wireless Communication Switch setting is "ON".
  • Page 174: Toshiba Support

    Troubleshooting 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 175 Troubleshooting Where to write If you are still unable to solve the problem and suspect that it is hardware related, write to TOSHIBA at the nearest location listed below: Outside of Europe In Europe Australia Germany & Austria TOSHIBA Australia Pty. Ltd.
  • Page 176: Disclaimers

    95°F) or >25°C (77°F) at high altitude (all temperature references are approximate and may vary depending on the specific computer model - please refer to your computer documentation or visit the Toshiba website at for details). CPU performance may also vary from specifications due to design configuration.
  • Page 177: Memory (main System)

    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 178: Hdd Drive Capacity

    Disclaimers HDD drive capacity One Gigabyte (GB) means 10 = 1,000,000,000 bytes using powers of 10. The computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1 GB = 2 = 1,073,741,824 bytes, and therefore shows less storage capacity.
  • Page 179: External Hdd Capacity

    Disclaimers External HDD Capacity One Gigabyte (GB) means 10 =1,000,000,000 bytes using powers of 10. A computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1GB=2 =1,073,741,824 bytes, and therefore shows less storage capacity. Available storage capacity will also be less if the computer includes one or more pre-installed operating systems, pre-installed software applications, or media content.
  • Page 180 Specifications................A-1 Appendix A Display Controller................. B-1 Appendix B V.90/V.92..................C-1 Appendix C Wireless LAN................. D-1 Appendix D AC Power Cord and Connectors..........E-1 Appendix E TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor ............F-1 Appendix F Downloaded from Manuals User’s Manual Appendixes-1...
  • Page 181: Specifications

    Appendix A Specifications This appendix summarizes the computer’s technical specifications. Environmental requirements Operating Non-operating Ambient 5°C to 35°C -20°C to 60°C temperature Relative humidity 20% to 80% 10% to 90% Altitude (from 0 to 3,000 meters 0 to 10,000 meters sea level) Power Requirements AC adaptor...
  • Page 182 Built-in Modem The ability of this feature is depending on the model you purchased. Network control unit (NCU) Type of NCU Type of line Telephone line (analog only) Type of dialing Pulse Tone Control command AT commands EIA-578 commands Monitor function Computer’s speaker Communication specifications Communication...
  • Page 183: Appendix B Display Controller

    Appendix B Display Controller Display controller The display controller interprets software commands into hardware commands that turn particular pixels on or off. The controller is an advanced Video Graphics Array (VGA) that provides Super VGA (SVGA) and Extended Graphics Array (XGA) support for the internal LCD and external monitors.
  • Page 184: V.90/v.92 Mode

    Appendix C V.90/V.92 The TOSHIBA internal modem uses V.90 technology. The modem is capable of downstream speeds of 56Kbps (kilobits per second) when connected to an Internet service provider that supports V.90/V.92. As with any modem, the actual throughput (speed of data transfer) depends on analog telephone line conditions, which can vary considerably.
  • Page 185 Table Result codes for a V.90 connection Result code Description CONNECT 32000 EC* Connection at 32000 bits/s CONNECT 36000 EC* Connection at 36000 bits/s CONNECT 40000 EC* Connection at 40000 bits/s CONNECT 44000 EC* Connection at 44000 bits/s CONNECT 48000 EC* Connection at 48000 bits/s CONNECT 52000 EC* Connection at 52000 bits/s...
  • Page 186: At Command

    AT Command -V90=* V.90 Dial Line Rate -V90 sets the maximum V.90 downstream that the modem attempts to connect -V90=0 V.90 disabled -V90=1 V.90 enabled: automatic speed selection - maximum modem speed(default) Downloaded from Manuals User’s Manual...
  • Page 187: Appendix D Wireless Lan

    Appendix D Wireless LAN This appendix is intended to help you get your Wireless LAN network up and running, with a minimum of parameters. Card Specifications Form Factor Mini Card ■ IEEE 802.11 Standard for Wireless LANS Compatibility ■ Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance.
  • Page 188: Radio Characteristics

    Subject to the radio regulations that apply in the countries/regions, your Wireless LAN card may support a different set of 5 GHz/2.4 GHz channels. Consult your Authorized Wireless LAN or TOSHIBA Sales office for information about the radio regulations that apply in the countries/regions.
  • Page 189 Table Wireless IEEE 802.11 Channels Sets (Revision B and G) Frequency Range Channel ID 2400-2483.5 MHz 2412 2417 2422 2427 2432 2437 2442 2447 2452 2457* 2462 2467* 2472* When installing Wireless LAN cards, the channel configuration is managed as follows: ■...
  • Page 190 Table Wireless IEEE 802.11 Channels Sets (Revision A) Frequency Range Channel ID 5150-5850 MHz Note 5180 5200 5220 5240 5260 5280 5300 5320 5500 5520 5540 5560 5580 5600 5620 5640 5660 5680 5700 5745 US only 5765 US only 5785 US only 5805...
  • Page 191 *1 Factory-set default channels *2 Refer to the sheet Approved Countries/Regions for use for the countries/regions that in which these channels can be used. *3 These channels are available to A/B/G/N combo type only. *4 Available Area: US (USA, CANADA) only. Downloaded from Manuals User’s Manual...
  • Page 192: Ac Power Cord And Connectors

    Appendix E AC Power Cord and Connectors The AC input plug of power cord must be compatible with various international AC power outlets. Power cords need to meet the local standards and the specifications listed as below: Length: Minimum 1.7 meters Wire size: Minimum 0.75 mm Current rating:...
  • Page 193: Certification Agencies

    Certification agencies Europe: Austria: Italy: Belgium: CEBEC The Netherlands: KEMA Denmark: DEMKO Norway: NEMKO Finland: FIMKO Sweden: SEMKO France: LCIE Switzerland: Germany: United Kingdom: Outside of Europe: U.S. and Canada: UL listed and CSA certified No. 18 AWG, Type SVT or SPT-2 China: CCC, CQC India:...
  • Page 194 United Kingdom Australia Europe Canada China Downloaded from Manuals User’s Manual...
  • Page 195: Toshiba Pc Health Monitor

    Once enabled, you may disable the TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor at any time by uninstalling the software via Uninstall a program in the Control Panel. Doing so will automatically delete all collected information from the HDD.
  • Page 196: Starting The Toshiba Pc Health Monitor

    ■ Double click TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor in the Welcome Center. ■ Click Start → All Programs → TOSHIBA → Utilities → PC Health Monitor. ■ Click the icon in the notification area, then click the "TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor is not enabled. Please click here for more details."...
  • Page 197: Glossary

    Glossary The terms in this glossary cover topics related to this manual. Alternate naming is included for reference. Abbreviations AACS: advanced access content system AC: Alternating current ACPI: Advanced Configuration and Power Interface ASCII: American Standard Code for Information Interchange BIOS: basic input/output system bps: bits per second CD: compact disc...
  • Page 198 Glossary GPS: Global Positioning System HD+: High Definition Plus IDE: integrated drive electronics IEEE: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers I/O: input/output IrDA: Infrared Data Association IRQ: interrupt request KB: kilobyte LAN: local area network LCD: liquid crystal display LED: light emitting diode MB: megabyte MMC: multi media card OCR: optical character recognition (reader)
  • Page 199 Glossary alphanumeric: Keyboard characters including letters, numbers and other symbols, such as punctuation marks or mathematical symbols. alternating current (AC): Electric current that reverses its direction of flow at regular intervals. analog signal: A signal whose characteristics such as amplitude and frequency vary in proportion to (are an analog of) the value to be transmitted.
  • Page 200 Glossary buffer: The portion of the computer’s memory where data is temporarily stored. Buffers often compensate for differences in the rate of flow from one device to another. bus: An interface for transmission of signals, data or electric power. byte: The representation of a single character. A sequence of eight bits treated as a single unit;...
  • Page 201 Glossary compatibility: 1) The ability of one computer to accept and process data in the same manner as another computer without modifying the data or the media upon which it is being transferred. 2) the ability of one device to connect to or communicate with another system or component.
  • Page 202 Glossary device driver: A program (called a "driver") that permits a computer to communicate with a device. dialog box: A window that accepts user input to make system settings or record other information. disable: To turn a computer option off. See also enable. Digital Audio: An audio compression standard that enables high-quality transmission and real-time playback of sound files.
  • Page 203 (FDD): An electromechanical device that reads and writes to floppy diskettes. Fn-esse: A TOSHIBA utility that lets you assign functions to hot keys. folder: An icon in Windows used to store documents or other folders. format: The process of preparing a blank disk for its first use. Formatting establishes the structure of the disk that the operating system expects before it writes files or programs onto the disk.
  • Page 204 FN, can be used to set system parameters, such as speaker volume. HW Setup: A TOSHIBA utility that lets you set the parameters for various hardware components. icon: A small graphic image displayed on the screen or in the indicator panel.
  • Page 205 Glossary IrDA 1.1: An industry standard that enables cableless infrared serial data transfer at speeds of up to 4 Mbps. K: Taken from the Greek word kilo, meaning 1000; often used as equivalent to 1024, or 2 raised to the 10th power. See also byte and kilobyte. keyboard: An input device containing switches that are activated by manually pressing marked keys.
  • Page 206 Glossary microprocessor: A hardware component contained in a single integrated circuit that carries out instructions. Also called the central processing unit (CPU), one of the main parts of the computer. mode: A method of operation, for example, the Shut Down Mode, Sleep Mode or the Hibernation Mode.
  • Page 207 The electrical connection through which the computer sends and receives data to and from devices or other computers. Power Saver: A TOSHIBA utility that lets you set the parameters for various power-saving functions. program: A set of instructions a computer can execute that enables it to achieve a desired result.
  • Page 208 A Class A device is sufficient for office use. Class B provides a more stringent classification for home equipment use. TOSHIBA portable computers comply with Class B computing device regulations. Random Access Memory (RAM): Volatile memory that can be written to as well as read.
  • Page 209 TFT display: A liquid crystal display (LCD) made from an array of liquid crystal cells using active-matrix technology with thin film transistor (TFT) to drive each cell. Touch Pad: A pointing device integrated into the TOSHIBA computer palm rest. USB: Universal Serial Bus. This serial interface lets you communicate with several devices connected in a chain to a single port on the computer.
  • Page 210 Glossary ® Wi-Fi : A registered trademark term of the Wi-Fi Alliance that stands for Wireless Fidelity, and is another term for the communication protocol to permit an Ethernet connection using wireless communication components. window: A portion of the screen that can display its own application, document or dialog box.
  • Page 211 Battery pack, 1-7, 2-6 External monitor, 1-7, 2-2, 8-13 additional, 8-9 problems, 9-18 replacing, 6-9 Bluetooth, 1-9, 4-31 FN + 1 (TOSHIBA Zooming Utility Bluetooth Stack for Windows by reduce), 5-4 Toshiba, 1-13 FN + 2 (TOSHIBA Zooming Utility problems, 9-21...
  • Page 212 Memory, 1-3 Mute, 5-3 expansion, 1-16 Output, 5-3 installing, 8-7 Power Plan, 5-3 removing, 8-9 Sleep, 5-3 Modem, 1-9, 4-27 TOSHIBA Zooming Utility connecting, 4-29 (enlarge), 5-4 disconnecting, 4-29 TOSHIBA Zooming Utility jack, 2-4 (reduce), 5-4 problems, 9-19 Touch Pad, 5-4...
  • Page 213 Modem, 9-19 MultiMediaCard, 9-13 TOSHIBA Assist, 1-13 Overheating power down, 9-5 TOSHIBA ConfigFree, 1-13 Password, 9-7 TOSHIBA Disc Creator, 1-13, 4-11 Pointing device, 9-13 TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool, 1-12 Power, 9-4 TOSHIBA support, 9-22 SD/SDHC memory card, miniSD/ TOSHIBA Zooming Utility, 1-12...
  • Page 214 Video RAM, 1-4 Web Camera, 1-8 Wireless communication, 4-30 indicator, 4-32 Wireless LAN, 1-9, 4-30 problems, 9-21 Downloaded from Manuals User’s Manual Index-4...

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