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LG Electronics, Inc., DigitalMate Co., Ltd.


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  • Page 1 P/N:3828BPH013A series Rev.00 Copyright 2005 LG Electronics, Inc., DigitalMate Co., Ltd.
  • Page 2 Thank you for using the LG product. LG has manufactured and tested this product to provide you with a reliable computing environment. Please read this manual carefully before using the computer. This sign calls attention to features and operations that may be dangerous to the user.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Important Safety Instructions ....................2 1. Installing the system 1-1 Contents of the Product .......................... 9 1-2 Composition ............................10 1-3 Installation .............................. 15 1-4 Connecting Peripheral Devices (To Be Separately Purchased) ............17 2. Using the system 2-1 Turning on the Computer ........................20 2-2 Using Windows XP..........................
  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    Important Safety Instructions Following instructions are to help users to use the product safely and properly and to prevent any potential risk or damage. Please read the following instructions carefully before using the product. Installation Do not use the product in damp places including a laundry room and bathroom. The computer may not function correctly, and there is the risk of electric shock.
  • Page 5 Power Connection Do not use loose plugs or damaged power cords. An electric shock or fire may occur. Operate the product at the proper voltage. Excessive voltage may result in damage on the product, electric shock or fire. Use a socket with an earth pin equipped. If not earthed, the product may cause an electric shock and get damaged.
  • Page 6 Use a socket with an earth pin equipped. If not earthed, the product may cause an electric shock and get damaged. Use power outlets with an earth pin installed and proper supply of rated elec tricity. An electric leakage may cause an electric shock or fire. Do not impair the cord by excessive bending or hard pressing.
  • Page 7 Do not put a lit candle or burning cigarette on the computer. A fire may occur or the product may get damaged. If you smell or see smoke from the computer, stop using the computer and dis connect the power before contacting the service center. A fire may occur.
  • Page 8 When handling computer parts, follow the instructions included in the manual. Soldered prickles on the board may cause an injury. Please use parts certified by LG Electronics. A fire may occur or the product may get damaged. Please contact our service center before you connect an peripheral device not manufactured by LG Electronics to your computer.
  • Page 9 Safety Notes to Prevent Data Loss (HDD Management) Handle the computer with care to prevent a data loss. Since the hard disk is sensitive to shocks, please make a back-up file of important data all the time. The manufacturer will not be responsible for any hard-disk data loss caused by a user's mis- take.
  • Page 10 Help and Support Click the "Help and Support" menu to learn Windows operation and troubleshooting, and receive technical supports. Please read the menu before using the computer. Click [Start] button, and then Help and Support. Then, the following screen will appear. Suggested items, text search result, Microsoft Through the Internet...
  • Page 11: Installing The System

    Use of other chemicals such as thinner, benzene or alcohol may cause damage or deformation of the product. Keyboard Mouse Computer Power Cord User's guidel Troubleshooting guide Modem cable LG GILJABI CD Recovery CD (Software installation CD) Installing the system...
  • Page 12: Composition

    1-2. Composition Front Part Power Button Turns on/off the computer. Power Lamp and H/D Indication Lamp Indicates the power and the hard disk state when the computer is turned on. (When the hard disk is running, the lamp will blink. - However, this feature may not function in some systems.) CD-ROM Drive Button...
  • Page 13 USB (USB 1.0 Port) Connector Connects USB devices or hubs (including a USB mouse or digital camera). IEEE1394 Connector Connects IEEE 1394-4 4-pin devices (including a camcorder). Sound Connector Earphone Connector A port for external earphones. Microphone Connector A port for external microphone. Multimedia Card Slot Hosts various portable memory cards - CF, MD, MS, MS-PRO, SD, MMC, SMC and others.
  • Page 14 Rear Part Note The rear configuration may differ from the image depending on product model. Installing the system...
  • Page 15 Computer Power Connector Connects the power cord to provide power to the computer. Keyboard Connector Connects a PS/2 keyboard. Do not disassemble power supplies. Mouse Connector There is a risk of electrical shock. Connects a PS/2-type mouse. Serial Connector A serial communication connector to exchange data between the computer and external devices.
  • Page 16: Installation

    1-3. Installation Installation is not difficult, and we recommend users to install by themselves. Before installation, turn off the computer and all peripheral devices. As the key- board and the mouse use same-shaped connectors, please check the symbols next to the mouse connector hole and the keyboard connector hole. Card compo- sition is different from product to product.
  • Page 17 Connecting the Keyboard The connector of the keyboard cable is round in shape and consists of 6 pins. Insert the keyboard connector pin correctly in the keyboard connector hole on the rear panel of the computer. Insert the keyboard cable con- nector as shown in the figure.
  • Page 18: Connecting Peripheral Devices (To Be Separately Purchased)

    1-4. Connecting Peripheral Devices (To Be Separately Purchased) Do not connect too many cables to one extension cord. An electric shock may occur. Do not leave the power cord below the body. Do not touch the outlet when connecting or disconnecting the power cord. An electric shock may occur.
  • Page 19 Connecting Monitor (To Be Separately Purchase) The monitor signal cable and the power cords are included in the package box. For more information about using the monitor, see the monitor manual. Connect the monitor signal cable to the Video port to transmit computer signals to the monitor.
  • Page 20 Connecting the Speakers (To BE Separately Purchased) This product is not equipped with speakers. To output sound, connect external speakers. Connect the speaker connector to External Speaker ( ) connector on the rear panel of the computer. Note In the case where sound is to low or mute, adjust the volume by clicking on the [Master Volume] icon on the right end of the Windows task bar.
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  • Page 22: Using The System

    2.Using the System 2-1.Turning on the Computer Check if the floppy disk drive on the front part of the computer is empty and the power cord and the peripheral devices are connected to the computer on the rear panel. After installing the system, register user information. Turn on the power of the main body, and register user information by following the Windows screen instructions.
  • Page 23 Internet connection option screen appears, follow the instruction. If you turn the power on the computer for the first time, you have to register your copy of Windows XP. The registration process may differ depending on the model, but the difference does not affect the use of your computer. Who will use this computer? message appears on the screen.
  • Page 24 "Thank you!" message appears on the screen. Click [Finish] to complete the registration process. Certificate of Authenticity The certificate of authenticity includes the Windows product key. This certificate is the unique indication that proves your Windows is authentic. Do not damage or remove this sticker (attached on the side of the product.).
  • Page 25: Using Windows Xp

    2-2.Using Windows XP Windows XP is brilliant, fresh, and easy to use. The desktop and task bar images are sim- plified, and you can easily access applications through the Start menu. There are more "Desktop" options for you to customize the environment. Windows XP Tour Windows is an operation system of the computer.
  • Page 26 Windows XP Desktop Click the Start button to view Start menus. [Start button By clicking [All Programs] you can display a list of pro- grams currently installed on the computer. Start Menu Include necessary applications to start Windows. Taskbar Indicates currently running programs. Taskbar Icons and You can set the screen resolution, color, audio, and Clock...
  • Page 27 Overview of Start Menu Click the [Start] button to view menus that are most com- monly used on the computer Fixed Topics Recently Used Programs All Programs Control Panel: Enables to customize computer setting. My Computer: Displays information on drives and networks, and enables you to retrieve or run files and folders To Change Start Menu Style Right-click the [Start] button, and click [Properties].
  • Page 28 To Display Programs at the top of Start Menu Select and right-click a program to display at the top of Start menu. Click [Pin to Start Menu]. Fixed items The selected program will be displayed on the upper part of bound- ary as a fixed topic.
  • Page 29 Changing Desktop Appearance and Theme With Theme menu, you can customize the desktop including the background, the screen saver, icons, windows, the mouse pointer, and sound. If there are multiple users, each user can customize his/her own desktop using Theme menu. To Use Windows Classic Configuration Click [Control Panel] [Switch to Classic View]...
  • Page 30 To Change Background Click [Control Panel] [Switch to Classic View] [Display], and select the Background tab. (Or locate the mouse point on the Windows background, and right-click it. Then, a popup menu will appear. Select [Properties] from the popup menu.) Click the scroll (triangle down) button, and check the image list.
  • Page 31 To Customize Background Run [Control Panel] [Switch to Note Classic View] Display] To view display properties, click [Start] Click the theme to change under [Control Panel] [Switch to Classic [Themes] tab. View], and double-click on display. Change the theme. If you change the theme without inputting the theme name, the new theme will be After changing the theme, click named previous name (modified).
  • Page 32: Turning Off The Computer

    Windows Task Manager or restart the system. If the some program files of Windows has been damaged due to abnormal turning-off of the computer, reinstall damaged programs. LG Electronics is not responsible for data loss caused by your mistakes and negli- gence.
  • Page 33: Rebooting The Computer

    2-4. Rebooting the Computer The computer needs rebooting sometimes due to abnormal operation or incorrect use. When this happens, reboot the program as described below. Press [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Delete] keys to terminate the program or restart the computer. In case the measure described above does not work, press the Power button for five seconds to turn off the computer.
  • Page 34: Using The Mouse

    2-5 Using the Mouse This chapter describes functions of the generally used mouse. Depending on the model, a different mouse is provided. For FK models, an optic mouse is provided. What Is Click (Select)? You can select a program by clicking the left button of the mouse on the program.
  • Page 35 What is Wheel (Move by rolling the wheel)? Wheel If the program is displayed with a scroll bar, you can view the upper and the lower parts of the program by rolling the wheel of the mouse. Using the system...
  • Page 36: Cleaning The Mouse

    2-6.Cleaning the mouse If the mouse does not work,clean up the mouse with cotton swap. Do as follows. Open up the cover in the direction of the arrow as shown on the picture and take out the ball. See if inside of the mouse is filled with dust. Clean with cotton swab and alcohol.
  • Page 37: Using The Keyboard

    2-7. Using the Keyboard The keyboard is a kind of communication tool between the computer and the user. You can input the data, execute commands, and perform certain types of tasks on the computer through the keyword. ESC key Cursor Keypad and Numeric Terminates or stops the program.
  • Page 38 Enter Used to inform the computer of the LG User completion of one command or to change the line Inputting a name Space Inputting initials of the name Used to make a blank space on the right.
  • Page 39: Using The Cd-Rom Drive

    2-8.Using the CD-ROM Drive CD stands for Compact Disc, and ROM stands for Read Only Memory. Unlike other auxil- iary devices, you cannot write or delete data on the CD-ROM but only can read the data. The CD-ROM drive can read the CD and play audio and video CDs Using the CD-ROM Put the CD with its labeled side up, Turn on the computer, and press the...
  • Page 40 Using the Windows Media Player The Windows Media Player can play various kinds of audio and video files. You can play and reproduce a CD. If the computer is equipped with a DVD driver, you can play the DVD title, listen to Internet radio programs, play movie clips, and watch music video on an Internet sites.
  • Page 41: Using The Disk Drive

    2-9.Using the Disk Drive Using the Hard Disk Drive The hard disk drive is an auxiliary memory installed in the computer. The hard disk drive reads and writes data at a fast speed and saves large amount of data. As both the disk and the disk drive are installed in the hard disk, the "hard disk"...
  • Page 42 Disk Defragmenter The disk defragmenter will collect fragmented volumes so that the computer can operate effi- ciently and fast. Finish other application programs before running the Disk Defragmenter. Click the [Start] button on the desktop, and select Accessories System Tools Disk Defragmenter.
  • Page 43: Computer Virus

    2-10.Computer virus Computer viruses are programs that penetrate other programs and files. Computer viruses infect other files through replication, leaving the infected files and programs damaged and unusable. We provide "Norton AntiVirus," a vaccine program, to fight viruses. Services and automatic upgrades of Norton AntiVirus through LiveUpdate are available for one year after initial installation.
  • Page 44 Following window appears. Norton Antivirus installation is complete message appears. Click [Finish]. Using the system...
  • Page 45 Norton Antivirus update You should have an internet access to process Norton Antivirus update. Click [Start] and [All programs] [Norton Antivirus] [LiveUpdate] [Norton AntiVirus]. Click [Next]. Following window appears. Click [Next]. Using the system...
  • Page 46 Downloading update-items online. Click [Finish] . Norton Antivirus Update is complete. Using the system...
  • Page 47 Running Norton Antivirus Click [Start] [All programs] [Norton Antivirus] [Norton AntiVirus2005]. Click [Scan for virus] and select an item to scan. Norton AntiVirus is scanning virus. Note If any virus is detected, click [Fix] to repair. Click [Finish]. Virus scanning is complete. Using the system...
  • Page 48: System Setup

    3. System setup System setup means storing hardware configuration information of the computer in CMOS RAM. Through the System Setup, the computer gets various information -date of the day, time, memory capacity, H/D capacity and its type. System Setup is to set passwords, to change booting orders, and to add new periph- eral devices.
  • Page 49 <Cursor Keypad> keypad, the numeric keypad functions the same as the cursor keypad. <Numeric Keypad> Turn on the computer and the monitor. While the LG logo screen is on, press [Delete] key. The initial setup screen will appear. System setup...
  • Page 50: Booting With A Usb Drive

    3-2. Booting with a USB Drive A booting with a USB device (USB-FDD, USB-ZIP, USB-CD-ROM, or USB-HDD) proceeds as follows. Execute the initial screen of System Setup, and select Advance Bios Features by pressing , and keys. Then, press [Enter] key. When the following screen appears, select First Boot Device by pressing , and keys.
  • Page 51: Setting A Password

    3-3. Setting a Password To prevent other users from changing computer settings, you can register a pass- word. A password can be registered during booting or System Setup. Without the registered password, if any, access to the system will be denied. Write down and keep your password in a safe place.
  • Page 52: Deleting Or Changing A Password

    When the following message appears on the screen, input the password and press [Enter] key. The password must be alphanumeric and not exceed eight digits. Enter Password : When asked to confirm the password, input the password again and press [Enter] key.
  • Page 53 Changing the Password Change the password in the same procedure as that of password setting. Deleting the Password Select Set Password by pressing , and keys on the initial screen of the Setup menu, and press the [Enter] key. CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright(C)1984-2004 Award Software Standard CMOS Features PC Health Status Advanced BIOS Features...
  • Page 54: Initializing System Setup

    3-5. Initializing System Setup If you changed the system setup by mistake, it can be recovered to the default set- ting. Execute the initial screen of System Setup, and select the Load Optimized Defaults item by pressing arrow keys. Then, press [Enter]. When the following message appears on the screen, press [Y] and [Enter].
  • Page 55: Deciding The Temporary Booting Orders

    The following instruction explains a way to decide the temporary booting orders with- out affecting CMO setup. Turn on the computer and the monitor. While LG logo screen is on, press [F12]. Select USB-FDD from the Boot Menu to restart the computer. Note...
  • Page 56: Setting The Power Saver Mode

    3-7. Setting the Power Saver Mode Regardless of BIOS setup, you can use the Power Saver mode in Windows as fol- lows. Select [Start] [Control Panel] [Switch to Classic View]. Double-click the Power option icon on the Control Panel window. After setting Power Scheme items in the Power Schemes tab, click the [OK] button.
  • Page 57: Using Hyper-Threading Feature

    3-8. Using Hyper-Threading Feature The Hyper-threading feature improves the performance of the CPU greatly as if two CPUs were running. This feature is especially efficient for multimedia tasks such as games and graphic jobs. Hyper-threading is supported only by the CPU with Hyper-Threading (HT) feature.
  • Page 58: System Recovery

    When the following screen appears, register the User Properties according to instructions on the screen. After the Windows operating system installation is complete, install the LG GILJABI CD (software installation CD) on your computer, and then you can use all application programs and device drivers.
  • Page 59 Installation of Windows XP Upgrade If Windows XP is already installed on the hard disk, you can upgrade existing Windows XP without formatting the hard disk In the case that Windows XP is already running on the hard disk, upgrade Windows XP as follows.
  • Page 60: Reinstallation Of Drivers

    5. Reinstallation of Drivers 5-1.Reinstalling Printer Driver You must install the printer driver after connecting the printer. Windows XP can automatically detect printer drivers. However, if Windows XP does not detect your printer driver, install the printer driver as follows. Select [Start] [Control Panel] [Class Desktop].
  • Page 61 When the following screen appears, check the connection type of the printer - local or network. Then, select a printer and click the [Next] button. New Printer Detection screen will appear. Click the [Next] button. When Set Printer Port screen appears, select LPT1 or LPT2 before clicking the [Next] button.
  • Page 62 When [Have Disk] is selected. Insert the diskette or driver CD in the driver and click the [OK] button. When [Next] is selected Name the printer, and click the [Next] button. When Print Test Page screen appears, click the [Yes] and [Next]. Reinstallation of Drivers...
  • Page 63 After the test page is properly printed out, click the [OK] button. When the following screen appears, check the printer and click the [Finish] button. Now, the printer has been added. . Reinstallation of Drivers...
  • Page 64: Reinstalling Sound Driver

    Turn on the computer and the monitor. Insert LG GILJABI CD in the CD-ROM driver. Select the sound driver to install from the list. The driver installation process will start. Follow instructions on the screen.
  • Page 65: Reinstalling Video Driver

    Turn on the computer and the monitor. Insert LG GILJABI CD in the CD-ROM driver. Select the video driver to install from the list. The driver installation process will start. Follow instructions on the screen.
  • Page 66: System Expansion

    6.System Expansion 6-1. Opening the computer case Always consult with your service representatives before opening the computer case. Note the following when opening the computer cover. Quit all programs in use. Turn off the computer and the monitor before disconnecting the power. Keep magnetic tools (for example, drivers) away from the computer since parts inside the computer are electrically charged and sensitive to magnetic force.
  • Page 67: Main Board

    6-2. Main Board The model name of the computer depends on the main board type. When extend- ing the computer, check the model name on the label attached on the rear panel of the computer and the following. Before extending the computer, check the main board first Expansion slot (PCI-E x1) Memory socket (DIMM)
  • Page 68: Internal Connectors

    6-3. Internal Connectors Connectors are configured in a certain way at the factory, and connectors show the connection status between the main board of the computer and peripherals. (Connector configuration depends on product models.) Before separating the connector, check the connection state of the connectors and leave a record on the state.
  • Page 69 Power on/off and power/hard disk Power connector (ATX: 24 pins) operation status indication lamp Connects the power connector (F_PANEL) supply unit. Connects the power on/off switch and the power/hard disk operation Optic drive connector (IDE : 40 pins) status indication lamp. F_PANEL CDROM, hard disk driver.
  • Page 70: Replacing The Cpu

    6-4 Replacing the CPU To upgrade the CPU for better performance of the computer, you need to replace the CPU first. Check the location and the type of the CPU in the main board, and do the following. (Shape of the CPU FAN and CPU replacement methods may differ by model.) Remove four screws fixing the CPU fan as shown in the figure.
  • Page 71 Lift the CPU up carefully to remove it from the main board. Insert the new CPU with caution in the CPU socket in the correct direction and put down the handle of the CPU socket and close the cover Insert the CPU FAN as shown in the figure, and fix it with four screws.
  • Page 72: Expanding The Computer Memory

    6-5. Expanding the Computer Memory You may expand the memory capacity, if needs be. About Memory This system uses a 240-pin memory module called Double Data Rate-2 (DDR-2), not the old 184-pin memory module called Double Data Rate (DDR). The main board can support maximum 2GB in memory.
  • Page 73 This computer supports PC3200/4300, DDR-2 specification. When expanding the memory, use only unbuffered DDR SDRAM DMM When inserting two same memories in same-colored DIMM slots, the computer will oper- ate in Dual Channel mode. FSB Frequency Usable Memory 400/533 MHz PC3200/4300-DDR-2 SDRAM 400/533MHz Preparing a Memory Before purchasing memory, study the specifications and features of the current...
  • Page 74 Replacing the Memory Main board configuration, memory socket and memory type may differ by model. Note Loosen the screws on the rear panel Before opening the computer cover, of the computer, and remove the turn off the power and all peripherals connected to the computer.
  • Page 75 Memory Testing : XXXXXX OK part. Note In the case that the logo screen is processed too fast to stop, press [Delete] key on the LG logo screen. Then, select Advanced BIOS Features Full Screen Logo Show Selectable, and change status from Enabled to Disabled.
  • Page 76: Adding A Hard Disk

    6-6. Adding a Hard Disk This computer supports up to four serial ATA controllers, and you can add one hard disk drive. Before Adding a Hard Disk The following is when you purchase a hard disk and installs it, and describes the most common case when you add a hard disk to a computer that is already equipped with one hard disk Note...
  • Page 77 As shown in Figure , open the CD-RI-ROM drive by inserting a thin and solid pin that is not bent in the emergency hold of the CD-RIM drive drawer. Then, push the CD-RIOM drive drawer and remove it as shown in Figure Turn off the system and disconnect the cable before disassembling the...
  • Page 78 Connect the power cable to Hard Disk (slave hard) to add, and connect the sig- nal cable as shown in the figure below. Fasten two screws in the hard disk case. signal cable power cable After installed the cable-connected hard disk, fasten four screws. Put the cover as described in Closing Computer Cover on.
  • Page 79 Hard disk drive setup Turn on the computer and the monitor. While the LG logo screen is on, press [Delete] key. Then, the initial screen of System Setup menu will appear. Execute the initial screen of the System Setup menu, and select Standard...
  • Page 80 Drive B None Video EGA/VGA Halt On All, But Keyboard. CPU Type X.XXX.XXX.XX BIOS Version Build ID :LG Video Memory X.XX K System Memory X.XX K Total Memory X.XX K :Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help F5:Previous Values F7:Optimized Defaults Press [Enter] key on IDE Channel 0 Slave to set it as Auto, and press [Enter] key again on IDE HDD Auto-Detection to set it as Slave.
  • Page 81 Configuring the Hard Disk (in Factory Setting Status) If you partition the hard disk using "diskmgmt.msc" existing data on the hard disk driver will be deleted. You must carefully partition the hard disk when there is data on the disk. Select the [Start] button on the desk top, and click the [Execute].
  • Page 82 When the partition type selection screen appears, select the main partition and click the [Next] button. Select the maximum size, and click the [Next] button. You can use as much space as you select in the above window. Select the Drive Letter and click the [Next] button. System Expansion...
  • Page 83 When the partition format appears, set the file system, allocation unit, and vol- ume label suitable for the User Environment and click the [Next] button. The Partition Wizard has been completed. Click the [Finish] button. After the completion, the additional hard disk will normally function. System Expansion...
  • Page 84: Installing An Expansion Card

    6-7.Installing an Expansion Card You sometimes need to disassemble and reconfigure the computer to expand the performance. The following describes how to install an expansion card for this pur- pose. Open the computer cover as described in Opening the computer Cover on. Use proper tools (for example, drivers) when removing metallic slot covers to prevent hand injuries.
  • Page 85 Grab the card with two hands, and insert the card in the extension slot in the right direction. When the card is not properly installed, the card or the main board may get damaged or mal- function. Expansion slot After a metallic bracket is completely installed, fix it with screws. Metal bracket Close the computer cover before using the computer.
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  • Page 89: Product Specifications

    Product Specifications * Specifications below differ depending on the models. Supports Pentium4/ LGA775 2.8/3.0/3.2/3.4/3.6 GHz or higher (FSB: 533/800MHz) 128MB or higher. Differs depending on the model. System memory (FK models allocate minimum 8MB or maximum 64MB as the local video memory [frame buffer] using a built-in VGA.) 256KB/512KB or 1024KB L2 cache is equipped in the CPU.
  • Page 90 NOTE This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to pro-vide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installa- tion.

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