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Asus PN40 User Manual

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  • Page 1 Mini PC PN Series 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

    Contents About this manual .........................5 Conventions used in this manual ..................6 Typography ..........................6 Package contents ........................7 Getting to know your Mini PC Features .............................10 Front view ..........................10 Left view ...........................12 Right view ..........................13 Rear view ..........................14 Using your Mini PC Getting started ........................20 Connect the AC power adapter to your Mini PC............20 Connect a display panel to your Mini PC ..............22...
  • Page 4 Appendix Safety information .........................38 Setting up your system .......................38 Care during use ........................38 Regulatory notices ........................40 ASUS contact information ....................45 PN Series...
  • Page 5: About This Manual

    About this manual This manual provides information about the hardware and software features of your Mini PC, organized through the following chapters: Chapter 1: Getting to know your Mini PC This chapter details the hardware components of your Mini PC. Chapter 2: Using your Mini PC This chapter provides you with information on using your Mini PC.
  • Page 6: Conventions Used In This Manual

    Conventions used in this manual To highlight key information in this manual, some text are presented as follows: IMPORTANT! This message contains vital information that must be followed to complete a task. NOTE: This message contains additional information and tips that can help complete tasks.
  • Page 7: Package Contents

    Package contents Your Mini PC package contains the following items: ASUS Mini PC PN Series AC power adapter* Power cord* Technical documentations PN Series...
  • 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. PN Series...
  • Page 9: Getting To Know Your Mini Pc

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

    Features Front view PN40 PN60 Power button The power button allows you to turn the Mini PC on or off. You can use the power button to put your Mini PC to sleep mode or press it for four (4) seconds to force shutdown your Mini PC. Headphone/Headset/Microphone jack This port allows you to connect amplified speakers or headphones.
  • Page 11 NOTE: This port may vary per model. USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C™ port This USB Type-C™ (Universal Serial Bus) Type-C™ port provides a transfer rate of up to 5 Gbit/s. This port also supports the Battery Charging 1.2 technology that allows you to charge your USB devices.
  • Page 12: Left View

    Left view 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. PN Series...
  • Page 13: Right View

    Right view 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. Kensington security slot The Kensington security slot allows you to secure your Mini PC using Kensington®...
  • Page 14: Rear View

    Rear view PN40 PN60 HDMI port The HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) port supports a Full-HD device such as an LCD TV or monitor to allow viewing on a larger external display. PN Series...
  • Page 15 Air vents (exhaust vent) The air vents allow your Mini PC chassis to expel hot air out. IMPORTANT: For an optimum heat dissipation and air ventilation, ensure that the air vents are free from obstructions. NOTE: This port may vary per model. VGA port (on selected models) This port allows you to connect your Mini PC to an external display.
  • Page 16 NOTE: This port may vary per model. Mini DisplayPort (on selected models) This port allows you to connect your Mini PC to an external display. USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C™/DisplayPort combo port (on selected models) This USB Type-C™ (Universal Serial Bus) Type-C™ port provides a transfer rate of up to 5 Gbit/s, and supports Display port 1.2 (3840 x 2160) at 60Hz with 24-bit color.
  • Page 17 Power input The supplied power adapter converts AC power to DC power for use with this jack. Power supplied through this jack supplies power to the Mini PC. To prevent damage to the Mini PC, always use the supplied power adapter. WARNING! The power adapter may become warm to hot when in use.
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  • Page 19: Using Your Mini Pc

    Using your Mini PC...
  • Page 20: Getting Started

    Getting started Connect the AC power adapter to your Mini PC To connect the AC power adapter to your Mini PC: Connect the power cord to the AC power adapter. Connect the DC power connector into your Mini PC’s power (DC) input.
  • Page 21 IMPORTANT! • W e strongly recommend that you use only the AC power adapter and cable that came with your Mini PC. • W e strongly recommend that you use a grounded wall socket while using your Mini PC. • T he socket outlet must be easily accessible and near your Mini • T o disconnect your Mini PC from its main power supply, unplug your Mini PC from the power socket. NOTE: The power adapter may vary between models and territories, please refer to the following for more information on the different adapters: 65W Power adapter •...
  • Page 22: Connect A Display Panel To Your Mini Pc

    DisplayPort NOTE: • These ports may vary per model • F or PN40 Series, only a single display port may be connected between the VGA port and Mini DisplayPort (except for HDMI). When switching between display ports, please ensure to remove the cable of the other port. • F or PN60 Series, up to two display ports may be connected simultaneously. Ensure your device is powered off when...
  • Page 23 To connect a display panel to your Mini PC: Connect one end of an HDMI, VGA, Mini DisplayPort, or a DisplayPort cable to an external display, and the other end of the cable to your Mini PC’s HDMI port, VGA port, Mini DisplayPort, or a DisplayPort. Connect display via VGA port Connect display via HDMI port PN Series...
  • Page 24 Connect display via DisplayPort Connect display via Mini DisplayPort PN Series...
  • Page 25: Connect The Usb Cable From Keyboard Or Mouse

    Connect the USB cable from keyboard or mouse You can connect generally any USB keyboard and mouse to your Mini PC. 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.
  • Page 26: Turn On Your Mini Pc

    Turn on your Mini PC Press the power button to turn on your Mini PC. PN Series...
  • Page 27: Turning Your Mini Pc Off

    Turning your Mini PC off If your Mini PC is unresponsive, press and hold the power button for at least four (4) seconds until your Mini PC turns off. Putting your Mini PC to sleep To put your Mini PC on Sleep mode, press the Power button once. Entering the BIOS Setup BIOS (Basic Input and Output System) stores system hardware settings that are needed for system startup in the Mini PC.
  • Page 28: Load Default Bios Settings

    Load default BIOS settings To load the default values for each of the parameters in your BIOS: • Enter the BIOS by pressing <F2> or <DEL> on the POST screen. NOTE: POST (Power-On Self Test) is a series of software controlled diagnostic tests that run when you turn on your Mini PC. •...
  • Page 29: Upgrading Your Mini Pc

    Upgrading your Mini PC...
  • Page 30: Removing The Bottom 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 31: Replacing The Bottom Cover

    Remove the four (4) screws from the bottom cover (A), then push the bottom cover towards the left to remove the bottom cover (B). Replacing the bottom cover Push the bottom cover from the left side towards the right side of the Mini PC (A), then secure it using the four (4) screws removed previously (B).
  • Page 32: Installing Memory Modules

    Maximum 32GB memory. PN40: Maximum 8GB memory. IMPORTANT! Refer to for the list of compatible DIMMs. You can only install DDR4 SO-DIMMs to the Mini PC’s DIMM slots. Align and insert the memory module into the slot (A) and press it down (B) until it is securely seated in place.
  • Page 33: Installing 2.5" Hdd Or Ssd

    Installing 2.5” HDD or SSD Prepare your 2.5” HDD or SSD, then align it with the storage bay on the bottom cover of your Mini PC. Insert your HDD or SSD into the storage bay (A), then secure it with four (4) screws (B).
  • Page 34: Installing The M.2 Ssd (On Selected Models)

    Installing the M.2 SSD (on selected models) NOTE: M.2 SSD is only supported on selected models. Align and insert the 2280 M.2 SSD into its slot inside the Mini PC. Gently push down the 2280 M.2 SSD on top of the screw hole and fasten it using one of the bundled 3mm round screws.
  • Page 35: 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 for the list of compatible wireless and Bluetooth modules. (optional) Remove the M.2 SSD if an M.2 SSD is installed. To remove the M.2 SSD, remove the screw from the screw hole, then remove the...
  • Page 36 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. PN Series...
  • Page 37: Appendix

  • Page 38: Safety Information

    Safety information Your Mini PC is designed and tested to meet the latest standards of safety for information technology equipment. However, to ensure your safety, it is important that you read the following safety instructions. Setting up your system • Read and follow all instructions in the documentation before you operate your system. • Do not use this product near water or a heated source. • Set up the system on a stable surface. • Openings on the chassis are for ventilation. Do not block or cover these openings.
  • Page 39 • If you encounter the following technical problems with the product, unplug the power cord and contact a qualified service technician or your retailer. – The power cord or plug is damaged. – Liquid has been spilled into the system. – The system does not function properly even if you follow the operating instructions. – The system was dropped or the cabinet is damaged. – The system performance changes.
  • Page 40: Regulatory Notices

    ASUS REACH website at 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 41: Federal Communications Commission Statement

    Federal Communications Commission Statement This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: • This device may not cause harmful interference, and • This device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause undesired operation. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
  • Page 42 ISED Radiation Exposure Statement for Canada This equipment complies with ISED radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. To maintain compliance with ISED RF exposure compliance requirements, please avoid direct contact to the transmitting antenna during transmitting. End users must follow the specific operating instructions for satisfying RF exposure compliance. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: •...
  • Page 43: Wireless Operation Channel For Different Domains

    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 Regional notice for California WARNING Cancer and Reproductive Harm - Regional notice for Malaysia...
  • Page 44: 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 45: Asus Contact Information

    +1-510-608-4555 Web site Technical Support Support fax +1-812-284-0883 Telephone +1-812-282-2787 Online support 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 Online contact Technical Support Telephone +49-2102-5789555 Support Fax...
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