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Mini PC
PB40
User Manual

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  • Page 1 Mini PC PB40 User Manual...
  • Page 2: Limitation Of Liability

    Copyright © 2018 ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. All Rights Reserved. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY Circumstances may arise where because of a default on ASUS’ part or other liability, you are entitled to recover damages from ASUS. In each such instance, regardless of the basis on which you are entitled to claim damages from ASUS, ASUS is liable for no more than damages for bodily injury (including death) and damage to real property and tangible personal property;...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Removing the top cover ......................26 Replacing the top cover ......................27 Installing 2.5” HDD or SSD ....................27 Installing the M.2 SSD (on selected models) ...............29 Installing top memory module ..................30 Installing the wireless card ....................31 Installing an external button .....................33 ASUS Mini PC PB40...
  • Page 4 Contents Appendix Safety information .........................36 Setting up your system .......................36 Care during use ........................36 Regulatory notices ........................38 ASUS contact information ....................43 PB40...
  • Page 5: About This Manual

    This chapter provides you with information on how to upgrade the memory modules, wireless modules, and hard disk drive / solid state drive of your Mini PC. Appendix This section includes notices and safety statements your Mini PC. ASUS Mini PC PB40...
  • Page 6: Conventions Used In This Manual

    Mini PC's data and components. Typography Bold text Indicates a menu or an item to select. Italic This indicates sections that you can refer to in this manual. PB40...
  • Page 7: Package Contents

    Package contents Your Mini PC package contains the following items: Mini PC PB40 AC power adapter* Power cord* Technical documents ASUS Mini PC PB40...
  • Page 8 For details on these accessories, refer to their respective user manuals. • T he device illustration is for reference only. Actual product specifications may vary with models. • I f the device or its components fail or malfunction during normal and proper use within the warranty period, bring the warranty card to the ASUS Service Center for replacement of the defective components. PB40...
  • Page 9: Getting To Know Your Mini Pc

    Getting to know your Mini PC...
  • Page 10: Features

    (4) seconds to force shutdown your Mini PC. Air vents (intake vent) The air vents allow cooler air to enter your Mini PC chassis. IMPORTANT: For an optimum heat dissipation and air ventilation, ensure that the air vents are free from obstructions. PB40...
  • Page 11 You can also use this port to connect your headset or an external microphone. Microphone jack The microphone jack is designed to connect to a microphone used for video conferencing, voice narrations, or simple audio recordings. ASUS Mini PC PB40...
  • Page 12: Rear View

    CAUTION! Be careful of the hot air expelled at the air vents as it may cause discomfort or injuries. Punch-out port Removing the metal cover allows you to install an external power button or CLRTC button. PB40...
  • Page 13 The USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Universal Serial Bus) port provides a transfer rate up to 5 Gbit/s. Serial (COM) connector The 9-pin serial (COM) connector allows you to connect devices that have serial ports such as mouse, modem, or printers. ASUS Mini PC PB40...
  • Page 14 This port allows you to connect your Mini PC to an external display. LAN port The 8-pin RJ-45 LAN port supports a standard Ethernet cable for connection to a local network. Kensington® security slot The Kensington® security slot allows you to secure your PC using Kensington® compatible security products. PB40...
  • Page 15: Using Your Mini Pc

    Using your Mini PC...
  • Page 16: Getting Started

    To mount your PC on the stand: Locate the mounting holes at the bottom of your PC. Align the stand’s mounting hole with the mounting hole on your PC, then secure it in place with the stand screws. stand screws PB40...
  • Page 17: Connect The Ac Power Adapter To Your Mini Pc

    Connect the DC power connector into your Mini PC’s power (DC) input. Plug the AC power adapter into a 100V~240V power source. NOTE: The power adapter may vary in appearance, depending on models and your region. ASUS Mini PC PB40...
  • Page 18: Connect A Display Panel To Your Mini Pc

    To connect a display panel to your Mini PC: Connect one end of a VGA, or a DisplayPort cable to an external display, and the other end of the cable to your Mini PC’s VGA port, or a DisplayPort. Connect display via VGA port PB40...
  • Page 19 Connect display via DisplayPort ASUS Mini PC PB40...
  • Page 20: Connect The Usb Cable From Keyboard Or Mouse

    You can also connect a USB dongle for a wireless keyboard and mouse set. To connect a keyboard and mouse to your Mini PC: Connect the USB cable from your keyboard and mouse to any of the USB ports of your Mini PC. NOTE: The keyboard varies with country or region. PB40...
  • Page 21: Turn On Your Mini Pc

    Turn on your Mini PC Press the power button to turn on your Mini PC. ASUS Mini PC PB40...
  • Page 22: Turning Your Mini Pc Off

    BIOS Setup. • You have installed a new system component that requires further BIOS settings or update. WARNING! Inappropriate BIOS settings may result to instability or boot failure. We strongly recommend that you change the BIOS settings only with the help of a trained service personnel. PB40...
  • Page 23: Quickly Enter The Bios

    To load the default values for each of the parameters in your BIOS: • Enter the BIOS by following the steps mentioned in the Quickly enter the BIOS section. • Navigate to the Exit menu. Select the Load Optimized Defaults option, or you may press <F5>. • • Select Yes to load the default BIOS values. ASUS Mini PC PB40...
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  • Page 25: Upgrading Your Mini Pc

    Upgrading your Mini PC...
  • Page 26: Removing The Top Cover

    IMPORTANT! • I t is recommended that you install or upgrade the memory modules, wireless card, and solid state drive (SSD), under professional supervision. Visit an ASUS service center for further assistance. • E nsure that your hands are dry before proceeding with the rest of the installation process. Before installing any of the features in this guide, use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded object or metal object to avoid damaging them due to static electricity.
  • Page 27: Replacing The Top Cover

    Replace the top cover and push it towards the rear, then secure it with the screw removed previously. Installing 2.5” HDD or SSD Remove the four (4) screws, then lift the storage bay to remove it from the chassis. ASUS Mini PC PB40...
  • Page 28 Insert your HDD or SSD into the storage bay, then secure it with four (4) screws. Connect the SATA cable to the HDD or SSD. Lift the flap on the SATA connector (A), connect the SATA cable to the SATA connector, then push the flap down to secure the cable (B). PB40...
  • Page 29: Installing The M.2 Ssd (on Selected Models)

    Align and insert the 2280 M.2 SSD into its slot inside the Mini PC, then gently push down the M.2 SSD on top of the screw hole and fasten it using one of the bundled 3mm round screws. ASUS Mini PC PB40...
  • Page 30: Installing Top Memory Module

    Installing top memory module IMPORTANT! • R efer to http://www.asus.com for the list of compatible DIMMs. You can only install DDR4 SO-DIMMs to the Mini PC’s DIMM slot. • O nly ASUS-authorized technicians should remove and install motherboard and mechanical parts inside your Mini PC. Please refer to the terms and conditions in the warranty card.
  • Page 31: Installing The Wireless Card

    Installing the wireless card NOTE: Your Mini PC includes a M.2 slot for 2230 wireless and Bluetooth modules. Refer to http://www.asus.com for the list of compatible wireless and Bluetooth modules. (optional) Some models may have a fan installed. If your model has...
  • Page 32 3mm round screw. (optional) Connect the antennas to your wireless card. NOTE: • C onnecting antennas to your wireless card may strengthen the wireless signal. • A soft clicking sound indicates that the antenna has been securely attached on the wireless card. PB40...
  • Page 33: Installing An External Button

    Insert the external button connector through the external button port and connect it to one of the following 2-pin headers: Header name Description PWRBTN_HEADER Power on or power off the Mini PC. CLRTC Clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in CMOS. ASUS Mini PC PB40...
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  • Page 35: Appendix

    Appendix...
  • Page 36: Safety Information

    • This equipment should be installed and operated with a minimum distance of 20cm between the radiator and your body. Care during use • Do not walk on the power cord or allow anything to rest on it. • Do not spill water or any other liquids on your system. • When the system is turned off, a small amount of electrical current still flows. Always unplug the power cord from the power outlets before cleaning the system. PB40...
  • Page 37 This symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the product (electrical, electronic equipment, and mercury-containing button cell battery) should not be placed in municipal waste. Check local technical support services for product recycling. ASUS Mini PC PB40...
  • Page 38: Regulatory Notices

    ASUS REACH website at http://csr.asus.com/ english/REACH.htm ASUS Recycling/Takeback Services ASUS recycling and takeback programs come from our commitment to the highest standards for protecting our environment. We believe in providing solutions for you to be able to responsibly recycle our products, batteries, other components, as well as the packaging materials.
  • Page 39 End users must follow the specific operating instructions for satisfying RF exposure compliance. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: • This device may not cause interference and • This device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device. ASUS Mini PC PB40...
  • Page 40: Wireless Operation Channel For Different Domains

    Wireless Operation Channel for Different Domains N. America 2.412-2.462 GHz Ch01 through CH11 Japan 2.412-2.484 GHz Ch01 through Ch14 Europe ETSI 2.412-2.472 GHz Ch01 through Ch13 Regional notice for Singapore Complies with This ASUS product complies with IMDA Standards. IMDA Standards DB103778 PB40...
  • Page 41: Energy Star Complied Product

    Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. All ASUS products with the ENERGY STAR logo comply with the ENERGY STAR standard, and the power management feature is enabled by default.
  • Page 42 Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Tel: +886-2-2894-3447 Address: 4F, No. 150, LI-TE RD., PEITOU, TAIPEI 112, TAIWAN Authorised ASUSTeK Computer GmbH representative in Address: HARKORT STR. 21-23, 40880 RATINGEN, Europe GERMANY PB40...
  • Page 43: Asus Contact Information

    +1-510-608-4555 Web site http://www.asus.com/us/ Technical Support Support fax +1-812-284-0883 Telephone +1-812-282-2787 Online support https://www.asus.com/support/Product/ContactUs/Services/ questionform/?lang=en-us ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria) Address Harkort Str. 21-23, 40880 Ratingen, Germany +49-2102-959931 Web site http://www.asus.com/de Online contact http://eu-rma.asus.com/sales Technical Support Telephone +49-2102-5789555 Support Fax...
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