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    A 5 3 0 S e r i e s...

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    Care helps you fix problems fast and easy. Smart Recovery LG Smart Recovery allows you to restore your system easily when a problem occurs with your computer. It also has Backup function (using Hard Drive, CD, DVD or Blu-ray) to protect your information data.

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    The purpose of this manual is to provide users with information and instructions for easy use of the product. Running User's Guide Double-click the icon to run User's Guide. Alternatively, click Start > All Programs > LG Software > User's Guide. User's Guide Tour LG Electronics User's Guide provides the following functions.

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    Home: Moves to Home Menu. Back: Moves to the previous page. Next: Moves to the next page. Go to LG Electronics Site: Goes to LG Electronics website. Menus: Displays the contents of the User's Guide and information for each menu. Window Resize...

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    Tips Click button in the upper right corner to minimize the window, and click button to maximize the window and move to the left side of the screen.

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    Tips Navigation Index Navigation Index provides quick and easy access to other menus.

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    Tips Place the mouse pointer on INDEX button, and Navigation Index shows up.

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    Tips To scroll table of contents press Up( ) or down( ) button. Click a title to view its details.

  • Page 9: Read Me First

    Electronics Inc. is strictly prohibited. The contents of this manual are subject to change without prior notice. LG Electronics does not provide warranty for the data loss. In order to minimize damage from data loss, please make backup copies of important data.

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    Please be understanding that this manual may contain incorrect parts despite our dedicated efforts to perfect it. The exemplified figures in this manual may not be exactly the same as the real products. LG Electronics Inc. has rights to modify any part of this manual for the better without prior notice.

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    Tips Unauthorized reproduction or duplication of any part of this manual is strictly prohibited. Copyright (C) 2011 LG Electronics Inc. Digitalmate Co., LTD Country of Origin China Manufacturer LG Electronics Inc.

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    Tips Capacity Information Hard Drive Capacity The hard drive capacity shown by Windows is lower than that stated by the hard drive manufacturer due to a difference in calculation. Manufacturer Hard drive manufacturers use a decimal definition of 1 KB = 1,000 Bytes. 100 GB: 100,000 MB / 1,000 Bytes = 100 GB Windows Windows use the binary definition of 1 KB = 1,024 Bytes.

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    Tips Adjusting Volume (headset and speakers) Check the volume before listening to music. CAUTION Before using the headset, check if the volume is too high. Do not use the headset too long. A headphone that has a resistance higher than 20 can cause electromagnetic interference.

  • Page 14: Important Safety Precautions

    Tips Important Safety Precautions Please avoid any undesirable environmental factor that shortens the machine's life span. Use the machine in a safe and stable place. The warranty does not cover any damage resulting from reckless use or use in undesirable environments.

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    Tips CAUTION Place the machine in a safe place so that it does not fall. If dropped, the machine could be damaged and even cause an injury. Do not leave or use the computer near a magnetic object. Otherwise, the H/D and the system may be damaged and fail to operate properly.

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    Do not throw or disassemble the battery. The resulting impairment may cause an injury, explosion, or fire. Use batteries certified and acknowledged by LG Electronics Inc Otherwise, an explosion or fire may occur. Prevent the battery from being contact with any metallic object like a car ignition key or a paper clip.

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    Tips Avoid humidity and heat above 60°C as in cars or saunas. It may explode or cause a fire. Keep the battery out of reach of children or pets. If damaged, it could cause an injury. Keep the battery from being pierced by a sharp object or a chew of your pet.

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    Tips Using AC Adapter WARNING Do not bend the power cable for AC adaptor too much. Otherwise, the wires inside the cable may break and cause electric shock or fire. Do not use loose plugs or damaged power cords. An electric shock or fire may occur. Do not touch the power cord with your hands wet.

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    Tips Use a socket with an earth pin equipped. If not earthed, the product may cause an electric shock and get damaged. Ensure that the power outlet is earthed before plugging in. Otherwise, an electric shock from power leakage may occur. Always keep the power cord and the outlet clean.

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    Tips Using Notebook PC WARNING Clean the computer with a proper agent and dry it completely before using it again. If the computer is wet while used, an electric shock or fire may occur. When lightning flashes in your area, disconnect the power, modem, LAN and other connections.

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    Tips Do not play computer games too much. Playing a computer game for an extensive time may cause a mental disorder. It could even inflict physical impairments on feeble people including children and the elderly. You may hear noise while on 3D mode.

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    Tips CAUTION Do not leave any object such as a pen on the keypad. You might break the LCD panel by unwittingly shutting it down with the object remaining on the pad. Do not press or scratch the LCD panel with a sharp object. It may cause an impairment.

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    Tips Install a vaccine program on your computer and do not download illegal programs nor access any corruptive web site such as those pushing pornographic contents. The system may be infected and impaired. Ask one of our engineers to run a safety check after your computer has been repaired.

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    Tips Do not block the ventilation hole with any object. Otherwise, an electric shock may occur. Do not leave the machine in a car. The battery may cause an explosion or fire. Avoid using a wireless LAN connection within the 5 m radius of a microwave or plasma lamp.

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    If a child swallowed a nut, they may get suffocated. In that case, see the doctor immediately. CAUTION Please use parts certified by LG Electronics Inc. Otherwise, a fire or product damage may occur. Consult our service engineer before you use a peripheral device not manufactured by LG Electronics Inc.

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    Tips Carrying Notebook PC CAUTION To carry the machine, turn off the power and disconnect all the cables. Otherwise, you may trip over the wire, damaging the computer and getting an injury. During air traveling, follow the directions of flight attendants. Using a laptop during flight may cause an aircraft accident.

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    We do not refund or replace the product that malfunctions due to the installation or use of an operating system other than the one provided by LG Electronics. Some software applications may not work properly in other operating systems. Such malfunctions are not covered by the warranty.

  • Page 28: Using The Computer

    Using the Computer Using the Computer Using AC Adapter and Battery To supply power to the notebook PC, AC adapter and Battery pack are used. This section describes the procedure that the user should take initially for a new system. Using AC Adapter The AC adapter is used to power and charge notebook PC.

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    Do not leave a liquid container on the computer. The system may be short-circuited and damaged. WARNING Please use an AC adapter certified by LG Electronics Uncertified batteries may explode. It may cause a problem in battery charging or system operation.

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    Using the Computer Open the machine and turn the power on. Check the battery state. When the AC adapter lamp is blinking, charge it fully with the AC adapter before using it.

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    Using the Computer Remove the battery pack as shown in the diagram below. CAUTION Use batteries certified and acknowledged by LG Electronics Inc Uncertified batteries may explode. Ensure the power is off before changing the battery pack. Keep the battery pack removed when the machine is not in use.

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    Using the Computer WARNING The battery may explode due to excessive heat, causing fire. For a safe and efficient use of battery, follow the below directions. Do not short-circuit the battery. Keep the battery out of reach of children. A visible swelling of the battery pack indicates a possible danger. When this occurs, contact your local vendor or service center immediately.

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    The battery capacity may change due to chemical reactions during charge and discharge. The system checks the charge status of LG batteries frequently, and then calculates and indicates the actual battery duration on the current system setup.

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    Using the Computer Operation Status Lamps Power Lamp: On: The system is on and running by the AC adapter or battery. Off: The system is turned off or in Hibernates. Blinking: The system is in the standby mode. AC Adapter Lamp On: The AC adapter is connected.

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    Using the Computer Keyboard The keyboard allows the user to input data or give commands. The keyboard may differ depending on your country. CAUTION Spilling a watery substance like coffee or juice on the keyboard may cause a fault, malfunction, or electric shock. The keys may not work properly when you use several keys at the same time while playing a PC game.

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    Using the Computer Select the mode you want to use and press [Enter] to switch the monitor. Fn + F8 For 2D models, SRS Sound Solutions will start, and for 3D models, SRS Wide 3D Sound will start. For detailed information, see SRS Sound Solutions / SRS Wide 3D Sound. Fn + F9 MUTE (Sound ON / Sound OFF) Fn + F10...

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    Using the Computer Pressing the [Fn] key displays the following hot key map on the top of the screen. You can click a hot key icon on the hot key map or press one of the function keys (F1 to F12) to execute the corresponding function.

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    Using the Computer Shortcut Keys Toggle Caps Lock key to turn the Caps Lock lamp ON or OFF. The on/off status is displayed through the lamp on the notebook PC body. To change the input mode temporarily, you can press the Shift key together with the letter you want to enter.

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    Using the Computer Minimizes the current window.

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    Using the Computer Adjusting Screen Brightness and Volume With the use of hot key the screen brightness and volume can be easily adjusted. The volume can also be adjusted by using the volume function of Windows® ® According to the model, a button for volume control (mute, volume up / down, etc.) may be available.

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    Using the Computer Adjusting Volume Up / Down Use the left/right arrow keys on the keyboard and [Fn] to adjust volume. Press ( ) to lessen the volume or ( ) to increase it. Mute Press [Fn] and [F9] to use the mute function. Each time this combination is pressed, the function will change from mute to unmute or vice versa.

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    Using the Computer...

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    Using the Computer Touchpad The built-in touchpad provides the same functions as an external mouse. You can use the touchpad and USB mouse simultaneously. For best performance, it is recommended to use the driver provided by the touchpad manufacturer. The driver provided by the touchpad manufacturer is preinstalled when you purchase this product. You can reinstall the driver throughLG Intelligent update.

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    Using the Computer Right button Functions as the right button of a mouse in most cases. However, the usage may differ depending on programs. Moving the Cursor (Pointer) on the Screen Place a finger on the touchpad and glide the finger. Click (Select) Press and release the left button swiftly.

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    Using the Computer CAUTION Notes on Using the Touchpad Do not use a sharp object such as a pen on the pad nor peel the cover. It may cause an impairment. Do not place more than one finger, and do not use while wearing a glove or when the hand is wet.

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    Using the Computer Click-free Dragging (Synaptics) When activated, this feature allows you to drag an icon without pressing and holding the left button. Do the following to activate the click-free dragging feature. If it has been done, pressing the left button for an extensive time replaces pressing and constant holding so that you can drag without holding the left button.

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    Using the Computer Select Activate click-free dragging (T) and click [Setup] button to adjust the time span for which you should press the left button to execute the feature.

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    Using the Computer Touchpad Gesture The touchpad gesture function allows you to use Windows programs more easily by utilizing different touching methods. The touchpad gesture function may not work in some applications that are not provided by Windows. The touchpad gesture function may not work in some models. Using Image Slide Show/Internet Explorer Select Start >...

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    Using the Computer Switch to Full Screen: Place three fingers on the touchpad and move to the top or down to maximize the slide window or return to its original size respectively. This may not be supported in the Internet Explorer window. Rotate Image: Place a finger on the bottom left of the touchpad and move another finger in a spiral pattern on the touchpad to rotate the slide.

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    Using the Computer Zoom an Image: Place the thumb and index finger on the touchpad and increase or decrease the distance between the fingers to enlarge or reduce the image respectively, as shown in the figure. Scroll Using One Finger: Place the index finger on the top right of the touchpad and move to the left or right in a circular pattern to scroll the screen down or up respectively.

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    Using the Computer Scroll Using Two Fingers: Place two fingers on the touchpad and move up/down/left/right to scroll the screen. Setting Touchpad Functions (Synaptics) You can change the touchpad functions or enable/disable the gesture function. The figures herein may differ by language selection and be subject to change without prior notice. Click [Mouse Properties] icon in Notification Area.

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    Using the Computer When the following screen appears, select the [Device Settings] tab and click [Settings].

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    Using the Computer When the following screen appears, change the settings as required and click [OK].

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    HDMI is a high-speed multimedia interface that can transfer uncompressed full digital audio and video signals. LG Notebook PC supports either HDMI or SPDIF. In some models, SRS may not work when you use HDMI. Connect the HDMI cable to the notebook PC and the external device (TV, monitor) that supports...

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    Using the Computer HDMI port transfers both video and audio simultaneously. So you don't need a separate audio connection. Press Fn+F7 to redirect the video output to the external device. Switching screen output device by pressing [Fn]+[F7] Press [Fn] + [F7] to display the Toggle Screen menu. Then select the screen mode you want and press [Enter].

  • Page 56: Connecting An External Digital Device

    It is recommended to use the USB 2.0 port in case the device does not function normally. Connecting the Device and Basic Use LG Electronics does not provide the USB cable for the digital device. It is provided bei the device's manufacturer or has to be bought seperately.

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    Using the Computer Use the USB cable as shown in the picture to connect the external digital device to the Notebook After connecting smartphones or other external digital devices to the USB cable, select either [External Disk], [Disk Drive], [SD Card Mount] on the external digital device to use it.

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    Using the Computer When the [Autorun] window appears, select [Open Device to View Folder]. In case the [Autorun] window does not appear, press [Start] > [Computer], and select [External Disk]. Execute the operation you need when the files and data of the external digital device appear.

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    Using the Computer Bluetooth Bluetooth allows the user to access wirelessly various devices such as camera, cell phone, headset, printer, and GPS receiver that support Bluetooth . It can also establish network and exchange data with other Bluetooth -enabled computer or PDA. OPTIONAL The Bluetooth device is optional, and it may not be available in some models.

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    Using the Computer Double-click the device to connect. The available service list appears. Select the Bluetooth service and follow the instructions displayed.

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    Using the Computer Using Bluetooth (WIDCOMM) Double-click the icon on the task bar. When the following screen appears. click the [Add Device] button.

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    Using the Computer When the following screen appears, select the device to connect and click the [Next] button.

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    Using the Computer When the following screen appears, check the connection code for the device and click the [Next] button.

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    Using the Computer When the following screen appears, click the [Close] button to finish configuring the connection settings.

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    Using the Computer When you finished configuring the connection settings, the available services are displayed as follows: You can click the icon on the task bar to see the devices whose connection settings are complete.

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    Using the Computer Using Bluetooth (Intel) Double-click the icon on the task bar. When the following screen appears. click the [Add Device] button.

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    Using the Computer When the following screen appears, select the device to connect and click the [Next] button.

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    Using the Computer When the following screen appears, check the connection code for the device and click the [Next] button.

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    Using the Computer When the following screen appears, click the [Close] button to finish configuring the connection settings.

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    Using the Computer When the following screen appears, double-click the device.

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    Using the Computer When you finished configuring the connection settings, the available services are displayed as follows. Menu configuration may differ depending on connected devices.

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    Using the Computer LAN is the network environment that users can connect to by using a cable to connect to their internet providers or the company's network. Using Wired LAN LAN is installed with an automatic IP (DHCP) as default value. Please refer to the following instructions to find out more about setting up an automatic IP (DHCP) or manual IP.

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    Using the Computer Select [Start] > [Control Panel] > [View By] > [Small Icon] > [Network and Sharing Center].

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    Using the Computer Click [Change Adapter Settings]. Right-click [Local Area Connections] and select [Properties].

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    Using the Computer Select [Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)] and click [Properties].

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    Using the Computer If you want to use an automatic IPP(DHCP), select [Obtain an IP Address Automatically]. If you want to use a manual IP, select [Use Following IP Address] to enter the address. Please ask the network administrator about obtaining a manual IP. Press [OK] to complete the network setup.

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    Using the Computer Click the [Internet Explorer] icon in the taskbar to check whether the internet is operating normally.

  • Page 78: Wireless Network

    Using the Computer Wireless Network The wireless network (Wireless LAN) is the network environmet that connects a PC with the internet provider or company network through an Access Point (wireless or regular router). OPTIONAL Wireless network is optional, and so it may not be installed in some models. Turning the Wireless Network On / Off Press [Fn] + [F6] before using the wireless network to turn on the wireless network device.

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    Using the Computer Select [Start] > [All Programs] > [LG Software] > [On Screen Display]. You can execute [On Screen Display] by double-clicking on in the right hand taskbar. Select [Wireless Device] when the following menu appears.

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    Using the Computer You can turn the power on or off for unused wireless devices under [Setup Wireless Device] menu.

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    Using the Computer In the [Set up Hot Key Activation] menu to select whether to use the [Fn] + [F6] keys to turn the wireless device on or off. If [Set up Hot Key Activation] is set to [Only WiFi] or [Only Bluetooth], it is recommended set the unused device's power under [Set up Wireless Device] to[Off].

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    Using the Computer Click the button to display the available wireless network list. When the wireless network list is not displayed, check if the wireless network device is turned on. Then click the button to search for the wireless network again.

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    Using the Computer Select the Access Point (wireless network) you want to use and click [Connect] to connect to the Access Point. If a password is set for the wireless network, the Enter Password window appears. If the connection is disrupted, a notification window will appear on the right hand taskbar.

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    Using the Computer Click the [Internet Explorer] icon in the taskbar to check whether the internet is operating normally.

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    Using the Computer Using Wireless or Regular Router A wireless / regular router connects several PCs and mobile devices etc. to one internet line and enables the use of internet and the network. A wireless / regular router has to be bought seperately. Refer to the manual provided by the manufacturer for instructions.

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    Using the Computer Connect all devices (PC, IPTV, internet phone, etc.) with a LAN cable to LAN ports 1 to 4 of the router. The number of LAN ports can vary for each router model. Please refer to the manual provided by the router manufacturer for setup of the network and internet.

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    Using the Computer Multi-card slot Checking Available Memory Card This model supports xD, MMC, SD, Memory Stick and Memory Stick Pro. , SDHC , SDXC , and MMC cards are mobile storage devices, widely used in many digital products these days. To use a mini SD, micro SD or MMC mobile card, mount it on the dedicated adapter and insert the adapter into the multi-card slot in the notebook PC.

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    Using the Computer When the memory card is formatted, the data stored in the memory card will be deleted. Check whether there are important data before formatting the memory stick. To format a memory card, right-click the memory card drive and select Format. When Format window appears, click Start to continue.

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    Using the Computer CAUTION When using an MMC card Place the MMC card with the arrow facing upward ( ), and insert it into the slot. Forcing the MMC card into the slot may cause an impairment. Some memory products manufactured by Transcend are made of metal and may cause a short circuit when contacting with the connection port in the multi-card slot.

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    Using the Computer To safely removing a memory card: The figures herein may differ by language selection and be subject to change without prior notice. Click Safely Remove Hardware and other Media icon on the right side of the taskbar. Select remove Multi-Card USB Device to safely remove hardware.

  • Page 91: Using Software

    Using Software Using Software LG Media FUNtasia LG Media FUNtasia is a program designed to search and enjoy videos, photos, music and other media contents using a device connected to a local network. Starting LG Media FUNtasia Select Start > All Programs > LG Software > LG Media FUNtasia > LG Media FUNtasia.

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    Using Software LG Media FUNtasia Tour Option button Edits the options for LG Media FUNtasia. Help button Displays the Help menu. Minimize, Maximize, Exit buttons Allows you to minimize or maximize the window or exit the program. Content type area Allows you to select a group by pushing a button among MOVIE, PHOTO, and MUSIC.

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    Using Software Select All button Selects all the contents displayed on the window. Align button Allows you to align the contents based on their title, length, file size, etc. Contents area Displays the contents of the devices connected to the local network. DMR area Displays the list of DMR devices.

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    LG Smart Care may not be available depending on the model. "Diagnostics and Repair" function of LG Smart Care needs network connection or LG Intelligent Update. Before using LG Smart Care, make sure to connect the system to the network or install LG Intelligent Update. Using LG Smart Care Double-click the LG Smart Care icon on the Desktop to run the program.

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    Using Software d Diagnostics and Repair: Diagnoses the system and solves the problems diagnosed. e Reinstall Windows: Restores the system to the restoration point set by LG Smart Recovery or Windows. f Utilities: Provides various utilities (Internet connection, HDD defragmenter, system cleanup, etc.) that are needed for the system management.

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    Using Software How to Use LG Smart Page LG Smart Page is a user-friendly program that helps users to get familiar with and use applications provided by LG Electronics more easily and quickly. How to Use LG Smart Page Select Start > All Programs > LG Software > LG Smart Page > LG Smart Page.

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    Connect Projector button: Allows you to change the settings for connecting the system and the projector. e LG Smart Utility button: Allows you to use LG Smart Utility such as LG Smart Care and LG Smart Recovery. f LG Smart Page Setting button: Allows you to change the settings of LG Smart Page.

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    Using Software ArcSoft WebCam Companion Arcsoft WebCam Compaion allows you to take 2D or 3D pictures/video clips easily using a web camera. The figures herein are subject to change without prior notice. OPTIONAL The web camera is optional, and so it may not be installed in some models. For more information about how to use it, press [F1] and refer to ArcSoft WebCam Companion Help.

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    Using Software a Capture: Takes 2D or 3D video clips. b Mask: Takes pictures using a face-recognizing mask. c Fun Frame : Takes pictures using various frames. d Edit: Edits a picture or a video clip. e Monitor: Senses faces and motions to take a video clip. f Additional Applications: Displays applications you downloaded.

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    Using Software Fingerprint Recognition System You can enhance the security of Windows operating system by using the fingerprint recognition system. AuthenTec TrueSuite allows you to log on to websites and execute applications through fingerprint recognition. The fingerprint recognition system may not be provided in some models. For more information about its operations, refer to the Help of AuthenTec TrueSuite.

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    Using Software AuthenTec TrueSuite Tour Registration: Allows you to register your fingerprint. Help: Displays the Help of AuthenTec TrueSuite. Preferences: Allows you to customize the software and set the touch control mode. Website Logon: Allows you to log on to websites through fingerprint recognition. The Website Logon feature supports only the websites registered in AuthenTec TrueSuite.

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    SRS TrueSurround HD creates vivid sound experience with rich base sounds, clear high tones and intelligible speech through two speakers. LG Notebook PC hasSRS Sound SolutionsorSRS Wide 3D Sounddepending on the model type. SRS Wide 3D Sound can be used in the models with 3D LCD.

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    Using Software Headphone Mode: Selects when you use a headphone or earphone. Internal Speaker Mode: Selects when you use the embedded speakers of the PC. Music Mode: Selects when you listen to music. Movie Mode: Selects when you watch a movie. Cinema 3D Mode: Selects when you watch a 3D movie.

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    Using Software Headphone Mode: Selects when you use a headphone or earphone. Internal Speaker Mode: Selects when you use the embedded speakers of the PC. Music Mode: Selects when you listen to music. Movie Mode: Selects when you watch a movie. Game Mode: Selects when you play a PC game.

  • Page 105: Switchable Graphics

    Using Software Switchable Graphics In models that support the NVIDIA® ® Optimus® ® function, you can save the battery by automatically switching between the external graphic card and the internal built-in graphic card through the NVIDIA® ® Optimus function. You can save the battery by using the built-in graphic card when you do simple document works or use Internet.

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    Using Software Right-click the Desktop screen to run the [NVIDIA control panel].

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    Using Software In the menu on the left, select [3D Settings] > [Configure 3D Settings] and select the [Program Settings] tab.

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    Using Software In the [1. Select the program to customize] menu, click [Add] to register a program. Only files with .exe extension can be registered.

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    Using Software Click the [2. Select the default graphic processor for this program] menu and select one among [Use global settings (default)], [High performance NVIDIA processor] and [Integrated graphic]. Press [Apply] at the bottom of the screen to complete the program registration.

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    Using Software LG Power Manager Suite LG Power Manager Suite is used to configure the settings related to the PC power and USB/battery charging. USB Always-On Charging Manager allows you to charge a USB device using the Fast-Charge USB port even when the PC is turned off or in hibernate mode.

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    When the low-battery level is reached, the USB Always-On Charging function is deactivated automatically. LG Power Manager Suitecomplies with USB specifications. This function may not work properly in products that do not comply with the USB specifications. No: Does not use the USB Always-On Charging function.

  • Page 112: Restoring The System

    LG Smart Recovery helps you safely install and recover Windows® ® The figures herein may differ by language selection and be subject to change without prior notice. Double-click the LG Smart Recovery icon on the Desktop to run LG Smart Recovery. Click the System Backup icon.

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    Restoring the System When the following screen appears, select the location to back up. If you choose one among DVD, CD, HD DVD and Blu-ray Disk, a Media Disc for the restoration purpose will be generated, and you can restore system only by rebooting it with the Media Disc.

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    Restoring the System Choose Complete Backup or Partial Backup and click Browse button. You can select Incremental Backup only when you have previously run Full Backup and the system has complete backup data.

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    Restoring the System Specify the location to save the backup file, type file name and click Save button. If you have selected Incremental Backup, choose the existing Full backup data and click Open. Once you complete the process to set the Complete Backup location, click Next.

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    Restoring the System Check the system backup preferences you have selected and click OK button. Quick Backup reduces time required to backup the system.

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    Restoring the System The screen showing the progress of system backup appears. Depending on product specifications and backup file size, the system may need longer time to load the file. Do not turn off the power forcibly or reboots the system while it is loading the file.

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    ® 7 does not operate normally, restart the computer. When "PRESS F11 TO RUN LG RECOVERY.." appears on the screen during the booting process, press F11 to start LG Smart Recovery. Backup important data by using Tools menu before starting the System Restore process.

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    Restoring the System Click the System Restoration button. The System Restore Settings screen will appear.

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    The Protected Hard Disk Area option will be presented only if you have selected the Safe Backup when you run the LG Smart Recovery for the first time. If you select the Protected Hard Disk Area, the system will be restored to the initial status...

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    Restoring the System Confirm the restoration settings and click OK. The Restoration In Process message will appear.

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    Restoring the System Click OK. The system will automatically restart in 1 minute and show the System Backup In Process screen. Depending on product specifications and backup file size, the system may need longer time to load the file. Do not turn off the power forcibly or reboots the system while it is loading the file.

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    Restoring the System LG Smart Recovery Tools Menu LG Smart Recovery Tools menu provide useful tools to back up and restore the system efficiently. The figures and instructions herein are subject to change without prior notice. Disk Management: By using the Disk Management tool, you can perform disk-related tasks including creating partition and volume, formatting, and assigning drive letter.

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    Restoring the System Click the System Restoration button. Backup important data by using Tools menu before starting the System Restoration process. Click Start button.

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    When it completes the restoration process, the system will present the Completed the Restoration message. Click OK to restart the system automatically after 10 seconds. Remove the LG Smart Recovery Center DVD from the DVD-ROM once the System Restoration process completes.

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    LG Smart Recovery Center Insert the DVD into the DVD-ROM and restart the system. LG Smart Recovery Center If the DVD fails to boot the system, restart the computer and press F2 to start the BIOS SETUP and change the Booting Order option.

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    Restoring the System Click Start button. When prompted to confirm to start the System Restoration, click OK.

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    When it completes the restoration process, the system will present the Completed the Restoration message. Click OK to restart the system automatically after 10 seconds. Remove the LG Smart Recovery Center DVD from the DVD-ROM once the System Restoration process completes.

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    Setup and Upgrade Setup and Upgrade Using LG Intelligent Update LG Intelligent Update helps you install various drivers and applications provided by LG Electronics. LG Intelligent Update comes preinstalled in your system. You can also download the application from the website "www.lg.com".

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    The figures herein may differ by language selection and be subject to change without prior notice. Reinstalling the Driver Using LG Intelligent Update Select Start > All Programs > LG Software > LG Intelligent Update to run the program. You can also double-click the LG Intelligent Update icon on the Windows Desktop to run the program.

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    Now, you can install drivers and applications needed for the system. Installing LG Intelligent Update LG Intelligent Update comes preinstalled in your system. You can also download the application from the Internet. Go to "www.lg.com", select Download Center > Driver S/W, download LG Intelligent Update and...

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    Setup and Upgrade When the installation screen appears, click Next > Next > Finish or press [Enter].

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    Setup and Upgrade LG Intelligent Update screen appears.

  • Page 134: Starting System Setup

    Setup and Upgrade Starting System Setup System setup means storing the hardware configuration information of the computer in the CMOS RAM. Through system setup, the computer retrieves various information including current date and time, memory capacity, and hard disk capacity and type. You setup the system when you set passwords, change the booting order, and add new peripheral devices to the machine.

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    Setup and Upgrade A while later, the system setup home screen appears. Keys Used in System Setup Keys Function Enter Selects the current item. To deselect the current item or to move to the previous screen. , , , (Arrow keys) Moves the cursor up, down, left, and right.

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    Setup and Upgrade Cursor Keypad These keys are used to move the cursors up, down, right, and left.

  • Page 137: Setting The Password

    Setup and Upgrade Setting the Password This process is to set a password so that other people cannot use the notebook PC or change the settings. The user can set a password while booting the system or setting up the system. CAUTION Without the registered password, if any, access to the system will be denied.

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    Setup and Upgrade When the following message appears, input the password and press [Enter]. The password must not exceed 8 characters of letter (A - Z), number (0 - 9) or their combination. When the following message appears, press [Enter]. To save the changes in system setup, press [F10].

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    Setup and Upgrade Set User Password The password set by the Set User Password process is lower than that set by the Set Supervisor Password process, and so the user can use theSet User Password only after setting a password in the Set Supervisor Password menu.

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    Setup and Upgrade When the following message appears, press [Enter]. To save the changes in system setup, press [F10]. When the following message appears, select [Yes] and press [Enter]. The notebook PC will restart. UserPassword allows limited access to the items in CMOS setup compared to the Supervisor Password item.

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    Setup and Upgrade When the following screen appears, set Set Supervisor Password only or both Set Supervisor Password and Set User Password.

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    Setup and Upgrade Select Power on password and press Enter to display a pop-up window. Select [Enable] and press Enter to set Power on password. Set ALL HDD Password HDD Password is to set a password in the HDD separately from the Supervisor Password. After opening the system setup screen, use the arrow keys to move to Security.

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    Setup and Upgrade When the following screen appears, select Set All HDD Password with the arrow keys and press [Enter]. When the following message appears, input the password and press [Enter]. The password must not exceed 8 characters of letter (A - Z), number (0 - 9) or their combination.

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    Setup and Upgrade When the following message appears, press [Enter]. To save the changes in system setup, press [F10]. When the following message appears, select [Yes] and press [Enter]. The notebook PC will restart. CAUTION HDD PasswordWithout the password, it is impossible to recover the HDD. The replacement of HDD due to the forgotten HDD Password is not covered by the warranty.

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    Setup and Upgrade Changing or Deleting the Password You can delete or change the password only after inputting the current password. Changing the Password Execute the System Setup, enter the password, and press [Enter]. Change the password in the same way as setting one. Deleting the Password Execute the System Setup, enter the password, and press [Enter].

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    Setup and Upgrade After opening the system setup screen, use the arrow keys to move to the Security menu. Then select Set Supervisor Password and press [Enter]. When the following message appears, enter the current password in the Please type in your password field.

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    Setup and Upgrade Press [Enter] in Please type in your new password and Please confirm your new password. When the following message appears, select [Continue] and press [Enter]. To save the changes in system setup, press [F10]. When the following message appears, select [Yes] and press [Enter] . The notebook PC will restart.

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    Setup and Upgrade Restoring the Factory Default Settings If you have changed the system setup by mistake, you can restore the default settings. After opening the system setup screen, use the arrow keys to move to Exit. Use the arrow keys to select Load Optimal Defaults and press [Enter]. When the following message appears, select [Yes] and press [Enter].

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    Setup and Upgrade Changing of Booting Order The user can change the booting order according to his or her needs, or select an booting device The model in the example can differ from actual models and can be changed without prior notice to improve performance.

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    Setup and Upgrade Select the needed device to change the booting order in the [Boot] menu and press [+] or [-] to change the booting order. According to the type of keyboard, you might need to use [Shift] + [+] or [Shift] + [-] to use the [+] or [-] key.

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    Setup and Upgrade Selecting a Booting Device to Use Press [F10] while the logo appears after turning on the power.

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    Setup and Upgrade Select the device when the Select Booting Device screen appears, and then press [Enter]. Booting will run with the selected device.

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    You may need to expand the notebook memory for better performance. For memory expansion, we recommend that you receive a paid service from a service center certified by LG Electronics. LG Electronics disclaims any responsibility for damage resulting from uncertified service or arbitrary disassembly.

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    Setup and Upgrade CAUTION It is recommended to visit an LG Electronics Service Center for expansion or exchange of memory. Expansion or exchange of memory is an out of warranty service and may result in service charges. PC Customer Service Center: 1544-7777, 1588-7777 To upgrade the machine, turn off the system and disconnect the power cord and the battery.

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    Setup and Upgrade Loosen the screws on the rear side of the notebook PC to remove the cover. Insert the memories to be replaced into the memory socket.

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    Setup and Upgrade Push the memory in the direction of the arrow until you hear a "click" sound. After inserting the memory, fasten the cover with the screws.

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    Check the memory capacity during the second booting. If the memory capacity is not correct, install the main memory again. CAUTION Use only the expandable main memory module manufactured by LG. Using a main memory module other than recommended products may cause malfunctioning of the notebook PC.

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    Appendix Appendix Regulatory Notices...

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    Appendix How to protect the human body from the hazardous RF energy exposure. We recommend that the human body should be kept off at least 15 mm from the external antenna plug-in-radio-card or the internal antenna located in screen section during the operation or moving.

  • Page 160: Energy Star

    Energy Star Energy Star Energy Star Specifications (Korea) LG Electronics participates in Energy Star and the energy efficiency of this product complies with the specifications of ENERGY STAR. ENERGY STAR is a set of regulations that encourages manufacturers of electronic devices to create more energy efficient products.

  • Page 161: Product Specifications

    Appendix Product Specifications Specifications of the Notebook PC Display 39.6 cm (15.6 inches) LED TFT Color LCD Intel ® ® Core i7 / i5 / i3 processor The CPU differs depending on model type and cannot be replaced by the user. Graphics NVIDIA®...

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    Appendix Product Approx. 2.6kg (6-cell battery and ODD included) Weight The weight may differ according to the model. Battery weight 320g (6-cell) Types and specifications of display, CPU, Graphics, hard disk, Bluetooth, Wireless LAN and Web Camera may differ depending on the computer model. The user must not replace them. Power Supply and Environments AC Adapter (Free Voltage) Power Capacity: 65 W / 90 W...

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