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Notebook PC
Hardware User's Manual
E1887 / Nov 2004


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    Notebook PC Hardware User’s Manual E1887 / Nov 2004...

  • Page 2: Safety Statements

    Safety Statements Federal Communications Commission Statement This device complies with FCC Rules Part 15. 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 undes- ired operation.

  • Page 3: Macrovision Corporation Product Notice

    Nordic Cautions CAUTION! Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions. (English) ATTENZIONE! Rischio di esplosione della batteria se sostituita in modo errato. Sostituire la batteria con un una di tipo uguale o equivalente consigliata dalla fabbrica.

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    Safety Statements Safety Statements The following safety precautions will increase the life of the Notebook PC. Follow all precautions and instructions. Except as described in this manual, refer all servicing to qualified personnel. Do not use damaged power cords, accessories, or other peripherals. Do not use strong solvents such as thinners, benzene, or other chemicals on or near the surface.

  • Page 5: Transportation Precautions

    Transportation Precautions To prepare the Notebook PC for transport, you should turn it OFF and disconnect all external periph- erals to prevent damage to the connectors. The hard disk drive’s head retracts when the power is turned OFF to prevent scratching of the hard disk surface during transport. Therefore, you should not transport the Notebook PC while the power is still ON.

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    Safety Statements CTR 21 Approval (for Notebook PC with built-in Modem) Danish Dutch English Finnish French German Greek Italian Portuguese Spanish Swedish...

  • Page 7: Ul Safety Notices

    UL Safety Notices Required for UL 1459 covering telecommunications (telephone) equipment intended to be electrically connected to a telecommunication network that has an operating voltage to ground that does not exceed 200V peak, 300V peak-to-peak, and 105V rms, and installed or used in accordance with the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70).

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Contents 1. Introducing the Notebook PC ... 11 Preparing your Notebook PC ... 13 2. Knowing the Parts ... 15 Top Side ... 16 CD Player Control Buttons ... 17 Bottom Side ... 18 Right Side ... 20 Left Side ... 22 Front Side ...

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    4. Using the Notebook PC ... 41 Pointing Device ... 42 Using the Touchpad ... 42 Touchpad Usage Illustrations ... 43 Caring for the Touchpad ... 44 Storage Devices ... 45 PC Card (PCMCIA) Socket ... 45 Inserting a PC Card (PCMCIA) ... 46 Removing a PC Card (PCMCIA) ...

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    Contents Appendix ... 59 Optional Accessories ... 60 USB Hub (Optional) ... 60 USB 2.0 Slim Combo Drive (Optional) ... 60 USB Flash Memory Disk ... 61 USB Communication Cable ... 61 Wireless LAN Cardbus Card or USB ... 61 USB Keyboard and Mouse ...

  • Page 11: Introducing The Notebook Pc

    1. Introducing the Notebook PC About This User’s Manual Notes For This Manual Preparing your Notebook PC...

  • Page 12: Notes For This Manual

    Introducing the Notebook PC About This User’s Manual You are reading the Notebook PC User’s Manual. This User’s Manual provides information on the various components in the Notebook PC and how to use them. The following are major sections of this User’s Manuals: 1.

  • Page 13: Preparing Your Notebook Pc

    Preparing your Notebook PC These are only quick instructions for using your Notebook PC. Read the later pages for detailed infor- mation on using your Notebook PC. 1. Install the battery pack 3. Open the Display Panel This Notebook PC features a latchless design. Lift the display panel with one hand while hold- ing the system portion with your other hand.

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    Introducing the Notebook PC...

  • Page 15: Knowing The Parts

    2. Knowing the Parts Top Side Bottom Side Right Side Left Side Rear Side Front Side...

  • Page 16: Top Side

    Knowing the Parts Top Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on this side of the Notebook PC. Details are given starting from the top and going clockwise. Microphone CD Control Buttons (see section 3) Status Indicators Stereo Speaker Status Indicators (display closed)

  • Page 17: Cd Player Control Buttons

    Status Indicators Status indicator details are described in section 3. Display Panel The display panel functions the same as a desktop monitor. The Notebook PC uses an active matrix TFT LCD, which provides excellent viewing like that of desktop monitors. Unlike desktop monitors, the LCD panel does not produce any radiation or flickering, so it is easier on the eyes.

  • Page 18: Bottom Side

    Knowing the Parts Bottom Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on this side of the Notebook PC. Details are given starting from the top and going clockwise. Battery Pack Air Vents CPU & Memory Compartment Hard Drive Compartment Shutdown Button...

  • Page 19: Battery Lock

    Battery Lock The battery is held by a spring lock. The spring loaded latch automatically locks the battery pack when inserted. Holding this in the unlock position will allow battery removal. Usage details are described in the battery section later in this manual. Battery Pack The battery pack is actually combined with the Notebook PC’s surface in order to reduce thickness.

  • Page 20: Right Side

    Knowing the Parts Right Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on this side of the Notebook PC. Head PC Card PC Card Output Eject Flash Memory Input Slot Headphone Output Jack (Phone Out) The stereo headphone jack (1/8 inch) is used to connect the Notebook PC’s audio out signal to ampli- fied speakers or headphones.

  • Page 21: Power Switch

    1394 Port IEEE1394 is a high speed serial bus like SCSI but has simple connections and hot-plugging capabilities like USB. The interface IEEE1394 has a bandwidth of 100-400 Mbits/sec and can handle up to 63 units on the same bus. IEEE1394 is also used in high-end digital equipment and should be marked “DV” for Digital Video port.

  • Page 22: Left Side

    Knowing the Parts Left Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on this side of the Notebook PC. Monitor Port Port Kensington ® Lock Port Port ® Kensington Lock Port ® The Kensington lock port allows the Notebook PC to be secured using Kensington book PC security products.

  • Page 23: Front Side

    Knowing the Parts Rear Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on this side of the Notebook PC. Battery Pack Battery Pack The battery pack is actually combined with the Notebook PC’s surface in order to reduce thickness. When the battery is released, the surface and battery pack will be seen as a single unit.

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    Knowing the Parts...

  • Page 25: Getting Started

    3. Getting Started Using the Battery Pack Operating Systems Power Connection Powering ON The Notebook PC Power Management Restarting or Rebooting Powering OFF The Notebook PC Using the Keyboard Buttons and Status Indicators...

  • Page 26: Using The Battery Pack

    Getting Started Using the Battery Pack Installing and Removing the Battery Pack Your Notebook PC may or may not have its battery pack installed. If your Notebook PC does not have its battery pack installed, use the following procedures to install the battery pack. IMPORTANT! Never attempt to remove the battery pack while the Notebook PC is turned ON, as this may result in the loss of working data.

  • Page 27: Charging The Battery Pack

    Getting Started Charging the Battery Pack Before you use your Notebook PC on the road, you will have to charge the battery pack. The battery pack begins to charge as soon as the Notebook PC is connected to external power. Fully charge the battery pack before using it for the first time.

  • Page 28: Power Connection

    Getting Started Power Connection Your Notebook PC comes with a universal AC-DC adapter. That means that you may connect the power cord to any 100V-120V as well as 220V-240V outlets without setting switches or using power converters. Different countries may require that an adapter be used to connect the provided US-standard AC power cord to a different standard.

  • Page 29: Powering On The Notebook Pc

    Powering ON The Notebook PC The Notebook PC’s power-ON message appears on the screen when you turn it ON. If necessary, you may adjust the brightness by using the hot keys. If you need to run the BIOS Setup to set or modify the system configuration, press [F2] upon bootup to enter the BIOS Setup.

  • Page 30: Power Management

    Getting Started Power Management Power management settings can be found in the Windows control panel. The following shows the power options properties in Windows. You can define “Stand By” or “Shut down” for closing the display panel, pressing the power button, or activating sleep mode. “Stand by” and “Hibernate” saves power when your Notebook PC is not in use by turning OFF certain components.

  • Page 31: Restarting Or Rebooting

    Getting Started Restarting or Rebooting After making changes to your operating system, you may be prompted to restart the system. Some installation processes will provide a dialog box to allow restart. To restart the system manually: Click the Start button and select Shut Down | and choose Restart. In case the operating system hangs (stops, freezes, crashes), try a “warm boot”...

  • Page 32: Powering Off The Notebook Pc

    Getting Started Powering OFF the Notebook PC In Windows XP, the Notebook PC can be powered OFF by using Start | Shut Down... | Turn off (or Shut down). For operating systems without proper power management (DOS, Windows NT), you must power OFF the Notebook PC by holding the power switch for 2 seconds (as opposed to 1 second to power ON) after closing applications and exiting operating systems.

  • Page 33: Using The Keyboard

    Using the Keyboard Colored Hot Keys The following defines the colored hot keys on the Notebook PC’s keyboard. The colored commands can only be accessed by first pressing and holding the function key while pressing a key with a colored command. NOTE: The Hot Key locations on the function keys may vary depending on model but the functions should remain the same.

  • Page 34: Microsoft Windows™ Keys

    Getting Started Microsoft Windows™ Keys There are two special Windows™ keys on the keyboard as described below. The key with the Windows™ Logo activates the Start menu located at the bottom left of the Windows™ desktop. The other key, that looks like a Windows™ menu with a small cursor, activates the properties menu and is equivalent to pressing the right mouse button on a Windows™...

  • Page 35: Keyboard As Cursors

    Keyboard as Cursors The keyboard can be used as cursors while Number Lock is ON or OFF in order to increase navigation ease while entering numeric data in spreadsheets or similar applications. With Number Lock OFF, press up, [Fn][K] for down, [Fn][U] for left, and [Fn][O] for right. With Number Lock ON, use [Shift] and one of the cursor keys shown below.

  • Page 36: Instant Launch Keys And Status Indicators

    Getting Started Instant Launch Keys and Status Indicators Instant Launch Keys (right edge) Power4 Gear Key (modes shown below) The Power4 Gear button toggles power savings between various power saving modes. The power saving modes control many aspects of the Notebook PC to maximize performance versus battery time during various events.

  • Page 37: Cd Player Control Buttons And Indicator

    CD Player Control Buttons and Indicator There are several CD control buttons integrated externally on the Notebook PC for convenient CD playing. The buttons activate and control your operating system’s audio player when the Notebook PC is ON. When your Notebook PC is OFF, the CD control buttons acti- vate a CD player function that allows you to listen to audio CDs even while the Notebook PC is not turned ON.

  • Page 38: Status Indicators (above Keyboard)

    Getting Started Status Indicators (above keyboard) Optical Drive Activity Indicator Indicates that the Notebook PC is accessing the optical disk drive. The light flashes proportional to the access time. Bluetooth Indicator (Optional) This button is only applicable on models with internal Bluetooth (BT). This indicator will light to show that the Notebook PC’s built-in BT function is activated.

  • Page 39: Status Indicators (front Edge And Top Cover)

    Getting Started Status Indicators (front edge and top cover) Power Indicator The power indicator will light to show that the Notebook PC is turned ON and blink when the Note- book PC is in the Suspend-to-RAM (Standby) mode. This LED is OFF when the Notebook PC is OFF or in the Suspend-to-Disk (Hibernation) mode.

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    Getting Started...

  • Page 41: Using The Notebook Pc

    4. Using the Notebook PC Pointing Device Storage Devices PC Card (PCMCIA) Socket Optical Drive Flash Memory Card Reader Modem and Network Connections IR Wireless Communication Power System AC Power System Battery Power System Power Management Modes...

  • Page 42: Pointing Device

    Using the Notebook PC Pointing Device The Notebook PC’s integrated touchpad pointing de- vice is fully compatible with all two/three-button and scrolling knob PS/2 mice. The touchpad is pressure sensitive and contains no moving parts; therefore, mechanical failures can be avoided. A device driver is still required for working with some application software.

  • Page 43: Touchpad Usage Illustrations

    Using the Notebook PC Touchpad Usage Illustrations Clicking/Tapping - With the cursor over an item, press the left button or use your fingertip to touch the touchpad lightly, keeping your finger on the touchpad until the item is selected. The selected item will change color.

  • Page 44: Caring For The Touchpad

    Using the Notebook PC Dragging - Dragging means to pick up an item and place it anywhere on the screen you wish. You can move the cursor over the item you select, and while keeping the left button depressed, moving the cursor to the desired location, then release the button.

  • Page 45: Storage Devices

    Storage Devices Storage devices allow the Notebook PC to read or write documents, pictures, and other files to various data storage devices. This Notebook PC has the following storage devices: • PC card • Optical drive • Flash memory reader •...

  • Page 46: Inserting A Pc Card (pcmcia)

    Using the Notebook PC Inserting a PC Card (PCMCIA) Be sure the PC card is level when inserting. 1. If there is a PC Card socket protector, remove it using the “Removing a PC Card” instructions below. 2. Insert the PC card with the connector side first and label side up.

  • Page 47: Optical Drive

    Optical Drive Inserting an optical disc 1. While the Notebook PC’s power is ON, press the drive’s eject button and the tray will eject out partially. 3. Hold the disc by the edge and face the disc’s printed side up. Push down on both sides of the disc’s center until the disc snaps onto the hub.

  • Page 48: Using The Optical Drive

    Using the Notebook PC Optical Drive (Cont.) Removing an optical disc 1. While the Notebook PC’s power is ON, press the drive’s eject button and the tray will eject out partially. Using the Optical Drive Optical discs and equipment must be handled with care because of the precise mechanics involved. Keep in mind the important safety instructions from your CD suppliers.

  • Page 49: Flash Memory Card Reader

    Flash Memory Card Reader Normally a PCMCIA memory card reader must be purchased separately in order to use memory cards from devices such as digital cameras, MP3 players, mobile phones, and PDAs. This Notebook PC has a single built-in memory card reader that can read the following flash memory cards: Secure Digital (SD), Multi-Media Card (MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick Select (MS Select), Memory Stick Duo (with MS adapter), Memory Stick Pro, and Memory Stick Pro Duo (with MS Pro adapter).

  • Page 50: Hard Disk Drive

    Using the Notebook PC Hard Disk Drive Hard disk drives have higher capacities and operate at much faster speeds than floppy disk drives and CD- ROM drives. Enhanced IDE drives provide a reliable, fast, and cost-effective mass storage solution in the PC storage industry.

  • Page 51: Modem And Network Connections

    Modem and Network Connections The built-in modem and network model comes with both an RJ-11 and an RJ-45 port. RJ-11 telephone cables have two or four wires and are used to connect telephones to telephone outlets found in the walls of residential homes and some commercial buildings (some commercial buildings may have telephone wir- ing designed for dedicated phone systems that may not be compatible).

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    Using the Notebook PC Modem Connection The telephone wire used to connect the Notebook PC’s internal modem should have either two or four wires (only two wires (telephone line #1) is used by the modem) and should have an RJ-11 connector on both ends. Connect one end to the modem port and the other end to an analog telephone wall socket (the ones found in residential buildings).

  • Page 53: Internal 10/100 Network (gigabit On Selected Models)

    Internal 10/100 Network (Gigabit on selected models) Connect a network cable, with RJ-45 connectors on each end, to the modem/network port on the Note- book PC and the other end to a hub or switch. For 100 BASE-TX / 1000 BASE-T speeds, your network cable must be category 5 or better (not category 3) with twisted-pair wiring.

  • Page 54: Power System

    Using the Notebook PC Power System AC Power System The Notebook PC power is comprised of two parts, the power adapter and the battery power system. The power adapter converts AC power from a wall outlet to the DC power required by the Notebook PC.

  • Page 55: Using Battery Power

    Using Battery Power A fully-charged battery pack provides the Notebook PC a few hours of working power. But the actual figure varies depending on how you use the power saving features, your general work habits, the CPU, system memory size, and the size of the display panel. Checking Battery Power To check the remaining battery power, move your cursor over the power icon.

  • Page 56: Power Management Modes

    Using the Notebook PC Power Management Modes The Notebook PC has a number of automatic or adjustable power saving features that you can use to maximize battery life and lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). You can control some of these fea- tures through the Power menu in the BIOS Setup.

  • Page 57: Power State Summary

    Power State Summary STATE ENTRY EVENT “Stand by” • “Stand by” through Windows Start button, • Timer as set though “Power Management” in Windows Control Panel (higher priority) STR (“Stand by”) • Hotkey [Fn][F1] (Suspend-to-RAM) STD (“Hibernate”) • Hotkey [Fn][F4] (Suspend-to-Disk) Soft OFF •...

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    Using the Notebook PC...

  • Page 59: Appendix

    Appendix Optional Accessories Optional Connections Internal Modem Compliancy Glossary Notebook PC Information...

  • Page 60: Optional Accessories

    Appendix Optional Accessories These items, if desired, come as optional items to complement your Notebook PC. USB Hub (Optional) Attaching an optional USB hub will increase your USB ports and allow you to quickly connect or disconnect many USB peripherals through a single cable. USB 2.0 Slim Combo Drive (Optional) The slim combo drive features FlextraLink™...

  • Page 61: Usb Flash Memory Disk

    Optional Accessories (Cont.) These items, if desired, come as optional items to complement your Notebook PC. Wireless LAN Cardbus Card or USB The SpaceLink™ Cardbus Card is a dual band (IEEE 802.11a/b) wireless LAN adapter that fits into a Notebook PC’s PCMCIA Type II slot with Cardbus support. The USB version is single band (IEEE 802.11b) but supports any computer (Notebook or Desktop) with a USB port.

  • Page 62: Usb Keyboard And Mouse

    Appendix Optional Accessories (Cont.) These items, if desired, come as optional items to complement your Notebook PC. USB Floppy Disk Drive The Notebook PC features an optional USB-interface disk drive that accepts a standard 1.44MB (or 720KB) 3.5-inch floppy diskette. The eject button is on the top edge of the floppy disk drive for easy access, unlike desktop PCs with the eject button on the bottom of the floppy disk drive.

  • Page 63: Optional Connections

    Optional Connections These items, if desired, may be purchased from third-parties. Monitor Out Connection Attaching an optional VGA/LCD monitor is just like that of a standard desktop PC (some configu- rations may require additional display driver set- tings. You can view the Notebook PC display panel while simultaneously allowing others to view the external monitor.

  • Page 64: Securing Your Notebook Pc

    Appendix Optional Connections (Cont.) These items, if desired, may be purchased from third-parties. IEEE1394 Connection 1394 is a high speed serial bus like SCSI but has simple connections and hot-plugging capabilities like USB. Up to 63 devices such as hard disk drives, scanners, removable drives, and digital cameras/ video cameras with an 1394 port can all be con- nected (more 1394 devices can be connected us-...

  • Page 65: Dvd-rom Drive Information

    DVD-ROM Drive Information The Notebook PC comes with an optional DVD-ROM drive or a CD-ROM drive. In order to view DVD titles, you must install your own DVD viewer software. Optional DVD viewer software may be purchased with this Notebook PC. The DVD-ROM drive allows the use of both CD and DVD discs. Regional Playback Information Playback of DVD movie titles involves decoding MPEG2 video, digital AC3 audio and decryption of CSS protected content.

  • Page 66: Internal Modem Compliancy

    Appendix Internal Modem Compliancy The Notebook PC with internal modem model complies with JATE (Japan), FCC (US, Canada, Korea, Taiwan), and CTR21. The internal modem has been approved in accordance with Council Decision 98/ 482/EC for pan-European single terminal connection to the public switched telephone network (PSTN). However due to differences between the individual PSTNs provided in different countries, the approval does not, of itself, give an unconditional assurance of successful operation on every PSTN network termination point.

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    This table shows the countries currently under the CTR21 standard. Country Applied Austria Belgium Czech Republic Denmark Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Ireland Italy Still Pending Israel Lichtenstein Luxemburg The Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom This information was copied from CETECOM and is supplied without liability.

  • Page 68: Glossary

    Appendix Glossary ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Management Interface) Modern standard for reducing power usage in computers. APM (Advanced Power Management) Modern standard for reducing power usage in computers. AWG (American Wire Gauge) Gauge Diam Area (mm) (mm2) 0.04 0.0013 0.05 0.0020 0.06...

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    Appendix BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) BIOS is a set of routines that affect how the computer transfers data between computer components, such as memory, disks, and the display adapter. The BIOS instructions are built into the computer’s read-only memory. BIOS parameters can be configured by the user through the BIOS Setup program. The BIOS can be updated using the provided utility to copy a new BIOS file into the EEPROM.

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    Appendix DVD is essentially a bigger, faster CD that can hold video as well as audio and computer data. With these capacities and access rates, DVD discs can provide you with dramatically-enhanced high-color, ® full-motion videos, better graphics, sharper pictures, and Dolby Digital Surround for a theater-like experience.

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    Laser Classifications As lasers became more numerous and more widely used, the need to warn users of laser hazards be- came apparent. To meet this need, laser classifications were established. Current classification levels vary from optically safe, requiring no controls (Class 1) to very hazardous, requiring strict controls (Class 4).

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    Appendix POST (Power On Self Test) When you turn on the computer, it will first run through the POST, a series of software-controlled diagnostic tests. The POST checks system memory, the motherboard circuitry, the display, the key- board, the diskette drive, and other I/O devices. RAM (Random Access Memory) There are several different types of RAM such as DDR (Double Dynamic RAM), DRAM (Dynamic RAM), EDO DRAM (Extended Data Output DRAM), SDRAM (Synchronous DRAM).

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  • Page 74: Notebook Pc Information

    Appendix Notebook PC Information This page is provided for recording information concerning your Notebook PC for future reference or for technical support. Keep this User’s Manual in a secured location if passwords are filled out. Owner’s Name: __________________________ Owner’s Telephone: ________________ Manufacturer: ______________________________________ Model: ________________ Retailer: ______________________________________ Telephone: ________________ Display Size: _________ Purchase Date: _________ Serial Number: ________________...

  • Page 75: Copyright Information

    Copyright Information No part of this manual, including the products and software described in it, may be reproduced, transmitted, tran- scribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language in any form or by any means, except documen- tation kept by the purchaser for backup purposes, without the express written permission of ASUSTeK COM- PUTER INC.

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    Contact Information ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. (Asia-Pacific) Company Address: 15 Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei 112 General Telephone: +886-2-2894-3447 General Fax: +886-2-2894-7798 Technical Support MB/Others (Tel): +886-2-2890-7121 Notebook (Tel): +886-2-2894-3447 Desktop/Server (Tel): +886-2-2890-7123 ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America) Company Address: 44370 Nobel Drive, Fremont, CA 94538, USA General Fax: +1-510-608-4555 Technical Support...

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