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Satellite
M30/M35 Series
User's Guide
If you need assistance:
Toshiba Global Support Centre
Calling within the United States (800) 457-7777
Calling from outside the United States (949) 859-4273
For more information, see
page 161
Handling the cord on this product will expose you to lead, a
chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects
or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
®
in this guide.
"If Something Goes Wrong" on
C6659-0304M2
03/04

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  • Page 1 Satellite M30/M35 Series User’s Guide If you need assistance: ❖ Toshiba Global Support Centre Calling within the United States (800) 457-7777 Calling from outside the United States (949) 859-4273 For more information, see page 161 in this guide. Handling the cord on this product will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.
  • Page 2 DUE TO ANY TROUBLE, FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION OF THE HARD DISK DRIVE OR OTHER STORAGE DEVICES AND THE DATA CANNOT BE RECOVERED, TOSHIBA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS OF DATA, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGE RESULTING THEREFROM. WHEN COPYING OR TRANSFERRING YOUR DATA, PLEASE BE SURE TO CONFIRM WHETHER THE DATA HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY COPIED OR TRANSFERRED.
  • Page 3 Only Peripherals complying with the FCC Class B limits may be attached to this equipment. Operation with noncompliant peripherals or peripherals not recommended by Toshiba is likely to result in interference to radio and TV reception. Shielded cables must be used...
  • Page 4: Industry Canada Requirement

    Contact: Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. 9740 Irvine Blvd. Irvine, CA 92618-1697 (949) 583-3000 Industry Canada requirement This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conformé à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
  • Page 5: Telephone Company Procedures

    If trouble is experienced with this equipment, for repair or limited warranty information, please contact Toshiba Corporation, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. or an authorized representative of Toshiba, or the Toshiba Support Centre within the United States at (800) 457-7777 or Outside the United States at (949) 859-4273.
  • Page 6 Alarm Equipment If your home has specially wired alarm equipment connected to the telephone line, ensure the installation of this equipment does not disable your alarm equipment. If you have questions about what will disable alarm equipment, consult your telephone company or a qualified installer. Instructions for IC CS-03 Certified Equipment NOTICE: The Industry Canada label identifies certified equipment.
  • Page 7: Wireless Interoperability

    USOC RJ11C. Wireless Interoperability The TOSHIBA Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card products are designed to be interoperable with any wireless LAN product that is based on Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) radio technology, and is compliant to: ❖...
  • Page 8: Regulatory Information

    Regulatory Information The TOSHIBA Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card must be installed and used in strict accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions as described in the user documentation that comes with the product. This device complies with the following radio frequency and safety standards.
  • Page 9 des fenetres afin de Fournier un ecram de blindage maximal. Si le matriel (ou son antenne d'emission) est installe a l'exterieur, il doit faire l'objet d'une licence. Europe – EU Declaration of Conformity ❖ This device complies with the essential requirements of the R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC with essential test suites as per standards: EN 60950 Safety of Information Technology equipment ETS 300 328 Technical requirements for radio equipment...
  • Page 10 This device must accept any interference that may cause undesired operation. TOSHIBA is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by unauthorized modification of the devices included with this TOSHIBA Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card, or the substitution or attachment of connecting cables and equipment other than specified by TOSHIBA.
  • Page 11 Caution: Exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation The Toshiba Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card will be installed with one of two types of antennas. The both of antenna types, when installed are located at the upper edge of the LCD screen.
  • Page 12 Article 17 Any use of low power radio frequency electric machinery shall not affect the aviation safety and interfere with legal communications. In event that any interference is found, the use of such electric machinery shall be stopped immediately, and reusing of such products can be resumed until no interference occurs after improvement.
  • Page 13: Device Authorization

    It is possible to avoid the band of mobile object identification systems. 3. TOSHIBA Direct PC Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 17:00 Toll Free Tel: 0120-13-1100 Direct Dial: 03-3457-5916 Fax: 03-5444-9450 Device Authorization This device obtains the Technical Regulation Conformity Certification and...
  • Page 14 ❖ Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. Toshiba is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by unauthorized modification of the devices included with this Toshiba Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card, or the substitution or attachment of connecting cables and equipment other than specified by Toshiba.
  • Page 15 802.11a (5 GHz) Australia Canada France Ireland Luxembourg Norway Switzerland Turbo Mode (5 GHz) Canada Approved Countries/Regions for use for the Intel Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI Adapter This equipment is approved to the radio standard by the countries/regions in the following table.
  • Page 16: Bluetooth Wireless Technology Interoperability

    New Zealand Portugal Sweden Bluetooth wireless technology Interoperability Bluetooth™ Cards from TOSHIBA are designed to be interoperable with any product with Bluetooth wireless technology that is based on Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) radio technology, and is compliant to: ❖...
  • Page 17: Bluetooth Wireless Technology And Your Health

    Always use Bluetooth™ cards from TOSHIBA in order to enable wireless networks over two or more (up to a total of seven) TOSHIBA portable computers using these cards. Please contact TOSHIBA PC product support on Web site http://www.toshiba-europe.com/computers/tnt/bluetooth.htm in Europe or http://www.pcsupport.global.toshiba.com in the United States for...
  • Page 18: Regulatory Statements

    In some situations or environments, the use of Bluetooth wireless technology may be restricted by the proprietor of the building or responsible representatives of the organization. These situations may for example include: ❖ Using the equipment with Bluetooth wireless technology on board of airplanes, or ❖...
  • Page 19 The radiated output power of the Bluetooth™ Card from TOSHIBA is far below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, the Bluetooth™ Card from TOSHIBA shall be used in such a manner that the potential for human contact during normal operation is minimized.
  • Page 20 The legal communications mentioned in the above item refer to radio communications operated in accordance with telecommunication laws and regulations. Low power radio frequency electric machinery shall resist against interference from legal communications or from industrial, scientific and medical radio emission electric machinery. Using this equipment in Japan In Japan, the frequency bandwidth of 2,400 MHz to 2,483.5 MHz for second generation low-power data communication systems such as this...
  • Page 21 3. TOSHIBA Direct PC Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 17:00 Toll Free Tel: 0120-13-1100 Direct Dial: 03-3457-5916 Fax: 03-5444-9450 Device Authorization This device obtains the Technical Regulation Conformity Certification, and it belongs to the device class of radio equipment of low-power data communication system radio station stipulated in the Radio Law of Japan.
  • Page 22 This guide is copyrighted by Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. with all rights reserved. Under the copyright laws, this guide cannot be reproduced in any form without the prior written permission of Toshiba. No patent liability is assumed, however, with respect to the use of the information contained herein.
  • Page 23 ® Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wireless Capability Ethernet Alliance. Dolby - Manufactured by Toshiba under license from Dolby Laboratories/ Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. TouchPad is a trademark of Synaptics, Inc. All other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks...
  • Page 24 Computer disposal information This product contains mercury. Disposal of this material may be regulated due to environmental considerations. For disposal, reuse or recycling information, please contact your local government or the Electronic Industries Alliance at www.eiae.org.
  • Page 25: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introduction ...33 This guide ...34 Safety icons ...34 Other icons used ...35 Other documentation ...35 Service options ...36 Chapter 1: Getting Started ...37 Selecting a place to work ...37 Creating a computer-friendly environment ...37 Keeping yourself comfortable ...38 Other precautions ...41 Setting up your computer ...42 Adding memory ...46 Installing a memory module ...47...
  • Page 26 Scrolling with the TouchPad™ ...54 Control buttons ...54 Disabling or enabling the TouchPad ...55 Setting up your software ...56 Registering your computer with Toshiba ...57 Setting up other devices ...57 Turning off the computer ...57 Closing the display panel ...58 Using external display devices ...58...
  • Page 27 Powering down the computer ...91 Using Turn Off Computer or Shut Down ...92 Using Hibernation ...94 Using Standby ...96 Toshiba’s online resources ...98 Chapter 3: Mobile Computing ...99 Toshiba’s energy-saver design... 99 Running the computer on battery power ...100 Battery Notice ...100 Charging the battery ...100...
  • Page 28 Contents Changing batteries ...107 Disposing of used batteries ...109 Conserving power ...109 Power profiles in Windows XP ...110 Using a hot key to set the power profile ...111 Additional options for power ...111 Chapter 4: Expansion Options ... 112 Devices for office computing ...112 Connecting external (optional) devices ...113 Using an external keyboard ...113 Using a mouse ...113...
  • Page 29 Removing an SD Using the i.LINK Connecting your modem to a telephone line ...142 Connecting to a phone line ...143 Chapter 6: Toshiba Utilities ...145 Fn-esse Starting Fn-esse Using the keyboard or pointing device to Viewing existing key assignments ...149 Changing or removing existing key TOSHIBA Console ...150...
  • Page 30 Contents Mouse utility Hotkey utility Toshiba Hardware Settings ...154 Enabling Hibernation ...156 Setting user passwords ...156 Using an instant password ...157 Setting a user password ...157 Disabling a user password ...158 Using a supervisor password ...159 Setting a supervisor password ...159 Deleting a supervisor password ...160...
  • Page 31 Develop good computing habits ...183 If you need further assistance ...185 Before you call ...185 Contacting Toshiba ...186 Other Toshiba Internet Web sites ...187 Toshiba’s worldwide offices ...187 Appendix A: Hot Keys ...191 Volume Mute ...191 Instant password security ...192 Power usage profile ...192...
  • Page 32 Contents Glossary ... 208 Index ... 223...
  • Page 33: Introduction

    XP Home or Windows your computer. Your operating system offers exciting features and easy Internet access. While Toshiba has made every effort at the time of publication NOTE to ensure the accuracy of the information provided herein, product specifications, configurations, prices, system/component/options availability are all subject to change without notice.
  • Page 34: This Guide

    Introduction This guide This guide This guide introduces the computer’s features. You can: ❖ Read the entire guide from beginning to end ❖ Skim through and stop when a topic interests you ❖ Use the table of contents and the index to find specific information Safety icons This manual contains safety instructions that must be...
  • Page 35: Other Icons Used

    DOCS folder on the C: drive. ❖ Guides for other programs that may come preinstalled on your computer or that are available for installation on your Recovery media. ❖ For accessory information, visit Toshiba's Web site at toshiba.com. Introduction Other documentation...
  • Page 36: Service Options

    The Microsoft documentation which explains the features of the operating system. Service options Toshiba offers a full line of service options built around its ™ SelectServ information, visit Toshiba’s Web site at toshiba.com. If you have a problem or need to contact Toshiba, see Something Goes Wrong”...
  • Page 37: Chapter 1: Getting Started

    Chapter 1 Getting Started This chapter provides tips for working comfortably, describes how to connect components, and explains what to do the first time you use your computer. Selecting a place to work Your computer is designed to be used in a variety of locations and situations.
  • Page 38: Keeping Yourself Comfortable

    AC power source and let it dry out completely before turning it on again. If the computer does not operate properly after you turn it back on, contact a Toshiba service representative or your network administrator. ❖ Equipment that generates a strong electromagnetic field, such as large stereo speakers (other than speakers that are connected to the computer) or speakerphones.
  • Page 39 Placement of the computer Proper placement of the computer and external devices is important to avoid stress-related injuries. Consider the following when placing your computer. ❖ Place the computer on a flat surface at a comfortable height and distance. You should be able to type without twisting your torso or neck and look at the screen without slouching.
  • Page 40 Getting Started Selecting a place to work ❖ Position your chair so that the keyboard is at or slightly lower than the level of your elbow. You should be able to type comfortably with your shoulders relaxed and your forearms parallel to the floor. If you are using a conventional chair: ❖...
  • Page 41: Other Precautions

    Work habits The key to avoiding discomfort or injury from strain is to vary your activities. If possible, schedule a variety of tasks into your working day. Finding ways to break up the routine can reduce stress and improve your efficiency. ❖...
  • Page 42: Setting Up Your Computer

    Getting Started Setting up your computer Some PC Cards can become hot with prolonged use. If two cards are installed, both can become hot even if only one is used extensively. Overheating of a PC Card can result in errors or instability in the PC Card operation.
  • Page 43: Connecting To A Power Source

    ❖ Connect a local printer ❖ Install PC Cards Connecting to a power source Your computer requires power to operate. Use the power cable and AC adapter to connect the computer to a live electrical outlet, or to charge the computer’s battery. Sample power cable and AC adapter Handling the cord on this product will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects...
  • Page 44 Setting up your computer Use only the AC adapter supplied with your computer or an equivalent adapter that is compatible. Use of any incompatible adapter could damage your computer. Toshiba assumes no liability for any damage caused by use of an incompatible adapter.
  • Page 45 Connecting the AC adapter to the computer Connect the power cable to a live electrical outlet. If the electrical outlet is live, the system indicator panel’s AC power light ( ) glows blue. If the main battery is present, the battery light ❖...
  • Page 46: Adding Memory

    Adding memory HINT: To purchase additional memory modules, see the accessories information packaged with your system or visit toshiba.com. Your Satellite memory to run most of today’s popular applications. You may want to increase the computer’s memory if you use complex software or process large amounts of data.
  • Page 47: Installing A Memory Module

    Installing a memory module Additional memory modules can be installed in the memory expansion slots on the base of the computer. You will need a standard Phillips no.1 screwdriver for this procedure. To avoid damaging the computer’s screws, use a standard Phillips no.
  • Page 48 Getting Started Adding memory Locating the memory slot cover Using a standard Phillips no. 1 screwdriver, unscrew the screw that secures the memory slot cover, then remove the memory slot cover. Removing the memory module cover Place the screw and the cover in a safe place so that you can retrieve them later.
  • Page 49 Static electricity can damage the memory module. Before you handle the module, touch a grounded metal surface to discharge any static electricity you may have built up. To avoid damaging the memory module, be careful not to touch its pin connector on the side you insert into the computer.
  • Page 50: Removing A Memory Module

    Getting Started Adding memory Avoid touching the connectors on the memory module or on the computer. Grease or dust on the connectors may cause memory access problems. Replace the cover plate and the screw. Turn the computer over and restart it. You can now continue setting up the computer.
  • Page 51 Pull the clips away from the memory module. The memory module pops partially out of the slot. Carefully remove the module from the slot. Removing the memory module Replace the cover plate and screws. Turn the computer over and restart it. Checking total memory When you add or remove memory, you can check that the computer has recognized the change.
  • Page 52: Turning On The Computer

    Getting Started Turning on the computer Turning on the computer The computer is now ready for you to turn it on and begin using it. Opening the display panel Slide the display latch to the right. Lift the display panel. To avoid damaging the display panel, do not force it beyond the point where it moves easily, and never lift the computer by the display panel.
  • Page 53: Using The Touchpad

    Turning on the power The preinstalled operating system will load automatically. When you turn on the computer for the first time, do not turn off the power again until the operating system has loaded completely. Using the TouchPad The TouchPad, the small, smooth square cutout located in front of the keyboard, is sensitive to touch and enables you to move the cursor with the stroke of a finger.
  • Page 54: Scrolling With The Touchpad

    Getting Started Using the TouchPad™ ❖ To move it to the left side, slide your finger from right to left. Because the TouchPad is much smaller than the display NOTE screen, moving your cursor across the screen often means having to move your finger several times across the TouchPad in the preferred direction.
  • Page 55: Disabling Or Enabling The Touchpad

    Disabling or enabling the TouchPad The TouchPad is enabled by default. To change the enable/ disable TouchPad setting: Click Start, Control Panel. The Control Panel window appears. Click Printers and Other Hardware. Click the Mouse icon. Click the TouchPAD ON/OFF tab. The TouchPAD ON/OFF tab view window appears.
  • Page 56: Setting Up Your Software

    A window will display asking if you wish to register with Toshiba and Microsoft. Click Yes to register, or No to exit the process. If you click No, you may register with Toshiba by clicking the NOTE Register with Toshiba icon on the desktop.
  • Page 57: Registering Your Computer With Toshiba

    Your computer restarts automatically. Registering your computer with Toshiba To register your computer with Toshiba at a time later than when you first start your computer, you may also click on the desktop icon to do so electronically. Setting up other devices You may want to take this time to set up your printer.
  • Page 58: Closing The Display Panel

    Getting Started Using external display devices commands to save your system settings to memory so that, when you turn on the computer again, you will automatically return to where you left off. ❖ To leave the computer off for a longer period, you can use the Windows Turn Off command when not connected to a domain server or the Shut down when connected to a domain server instead.
  • Page 59: Connecting The Display Device

    To connect a device to the S-video port, you’ll need to purchase a cable. For the best video quality, always use a properly shielded cable. HINT: Toshiba recommends using a cable no longer than 20 feet (approximately 6 meters). Getting Started Using external display devices ®...
  • Page 60 Getting Started Using external display devices Using a poor quality cable may result in a dull or fuzzy picture, poor color, ghosting, video noise, or loss of video. Connecting to the video-out port Video cables are not included with your computer. To connect NOTE a device to the video-out port, you will need to purchase an S- video cable.
  • Page 61: Directing The Display Output When You Turn On The Computer

    Connecting an external monitor or projector You can easily attach an external monitor or projector to your computer if you need a larger screen. To do this: Connect the monitor’s video cable to the RGB (monitor) port on the back of the computer. Connect the device’s power cable to a live electrical outlet.
  • Page 62: Adjusting The Quality Of The External Display

    Getting Started Using external display devices TECHNICAL NOTE: You can also change these settings using the Display Properties Box. Set the option for the video controller by clicking Start, then Control Panel and clicking Display. Choose the Settings tab, click the Advanced button, select Display Device, select the applicable Monitor type, click Apply or OK.
  • Page 63: Using An External Keyboard

    Using an external keyboard If you prefer to use a full-size keyboard, you can attach one to your computer. The computer’s USB port supports any USB- compatible keyboard. Using a mouse You may want to use a mouse instead of the computer’s built- in TouchPad.
  • Page 64 Getting Started Connecting a local printer You must supply the proper printer cable. If one did not come NOTE with your printer, you may purchase one from an electronics or computer store. If your printer is ECP- or IEEE-compliant, make sure your printer cable is an IEEE 1284 cable.
  • Page 65: Connecting An Optional External Diskette Drive

    Getting Started Connecting an optional external diskette drive Connecting an optional external diskette drive Some operations, such as creating a password service diskette, require a diskette drive designed for use with 3.5- inch diskettes. An optional external USB diskette drive To connect an optional external USB diskette drive, connect the cable to one of the USB ports.
  • Page 66: Connecting External Speakers Or Headphones

    Getting Started Connecting external speakers or headphones Connecting external speakers or headphones To attach an external stereo output device: Locate the headphone jack near the front of the right side of the computer. Using any necessary adapters, plug the cable from the external audio device into the headphone jack.
  • Page 67: Chapter 2: Learning The Basics

    Chapter 2 Learning the Basics This chapter gives some computing tips and provides important information about basic features. Computing tips ❖ Save your work frequently. Your work stays in the computer’s temporary memory until you save it to the disk. If the network you are using goes down and you must restart your computer to reconnect, or your battery runs out of charge while you are working, you will lose all work since you last saved.
  • Page 68 Learning the Basics Computing tips ❖ Back up your files to disks (or other removable media) on a regular basis. Label the backup copies clearly and store them in a safe place. It’s easy to put off backing up because it takes time. However, if your hard disk suddenly fails, you will lose all the data on it unless you have a separate backup copy.
  • Page 69: Using The Keyboard

    Using the keyboard Your computer’s keyboard contains character keys, control keys, function keys, and special Windows the functionality of a full-size keyboard. Keyboard Character keys Typing with the character keys is very much like typing on a typewriter, except that: ❖...
  • Page 70: Ctrl, Fn, And Alt Keys

    Learning the Basics Using the keyboard programs assign separate functions to the right and left keys, or to the regular and numeric pad the full-sized keyboard. Using the these separate keys, as follows: ❖ Press the right side of the enhanced keyboard. ❖...
  • Page 71: Windows Special Keys

    Windows special keys The Windows special keys Your computer’s keyboard has two keys that have special functions in Windows: ❖ Start key—Opens the Start menu ❖ Application key—Has the same function as the secondary mouse (or AccuPoint II) button Overlay keys The keys with gray numbers and symbols on the front of them form the numeric and cursor overlay.
  • Page 72: Using The Overlay To Type Numeric Data

    Learning the Basics Using the keyboard Using the overlay to type numeric data The keys with the numbers on their right front are the numeric overlay keys. To turn the numeric overlay on, press simultaneously. The numeric mode light on the keyboard indicator panel glows when the numeric overlay is on.
  • Page 73: Starting A Program

    ❖ For uppercase letters, hold down both you type the letters. To use the numeric overlay keys while the cursor control overlay is on: ❖ Hold down ❖ To return to the cursor control overlay, release To disable the cursor control overlay, hold down the and press keyboard indicator panel goes out.
  • Page 74: Starting A Program From Windows Explorer

    Learning the Basics Starting a program The Windows Programs menu, which lists programs and program groups. If your program is listed, go to Step 3, otherwise, continue with Step 2. Point to the program group, in this example, Accessories. The Accessories menu is displayed. Click the program, in this example, WordPad.
  • Page 75: Starting A Program From The Run Dialog Box

    window shows all the folders contained within the Program Files folder. In the left part of the window, click Windows NT. Click Accessories. Windows folder on the right side of the window. In the right part of the window, double-click WordPad. The operating system opens WordPad.
  • Page 76: Saving Your Work

    Learning the Basics Saving your work ❖ If you do not know the location, click Browse... In the Browse dialog box, enter the file name (for example, wordpad.exe) and select the drive to search. When the operating system has found the file, click Open.
  • Page 77: File Names

    Use this dialog box to specify where to store the document and to give it a file name. A sample Save As dialog box Choose the drive and folder where you want your file to be stored. Type a file name, then click Save. HINT: To make another copy of the file you are currently working with, choose Save As from the File menu and give the new file a different name.
  • Page 78: Printing Your Work

    Learning the Basics Printing your work You may use all the letters and numbers on the keyboard plus these characters: _ ^ $ ~ ! # % & { } ( ) @ and ‘. MS-DOS file names are not case-sensitive and must not contain spaces. Using a file extension Most programs assign an extension to the file name that identifies the file as being created in the program with a...
  • Page 79: Using The Dvd-Rom Or Multi-Function Drive

    Using the DVD-ROM or multi-function drive A sample Print dialog box Specify the print parameters. For example, the range of pages and number of copies to print. Click Print. Using the DVD-ROM or multi-function drive Optical storage has become the preferred medium for software, music, and video.
  • Page 80 Learning the Basics Using the DVD-ROM or multi-function drive TECHNICAL NOTE: Your DVD-ROM or multi-function drive is set to play region 1 (North America) DVD-ROMs. If you play a DVD disc from another region, the drive will automatically change to play in the format of the other region. The drive will allow you to change regions four times.
  • Page 81: Cd/Dvd Control Buttons

    Using the DVD-ROM or multi-function drive Never use a pencil to press the eject button. Pencil lead can break off inside the computer and damage it. CD/DVD control buttons The control buttons on the front edge of the computer let you play audio CDs when the computer is off.
  • Page 82: Inserting Compact Discs

    Learning the Basics Using the DVD-ROM or multi-function drive CD/DVD control and digital audio modes The following chart describes CD/DVD control and digital audio modes. Power is off and you press Play/Pause While in CD/DVD mode, you press the mode button Operating system is running and you press Play/Pause...
  • Page 83 Using the DVD-ROM or multi-function drive The disc tray slides partially out of the drive (about 1 inch). HINT: The drive will not open if the computer’s power is off. Grasp the tray and pull it fully open. The drive tray fully extended Hold the disc by its edges and check that it is free of dust.
  • Page 84: Removing Compact Discs

    If you insert the disc incorrectly, it may jam the drive. If this happens, contact your Toshiba support for assistance. Push the disc tray in by pressing gently on the center of the tray until it clicks into place.
  • Page 85: Caring For Cds Or Dvds Discs

    Using the DVD-ROM or multi-function drive To remove a compact disc with the computer turned off: Insert a slender object, such as a straightened paper clip, into the manual eject hole. Gently pull the tray out until it is fully open, remove the disc, and place it in its protective cover.
  • Page 86: Using Pc Cards

    Learning the Basics Using PC Cards Using PC Cards TECHNICAL NOTE: For PCMCIA-compatible PC Cards, check the package to make sure they conform to the PCMCIA 2.1 standard (or later). Other cards may work with your computer, but are likely to be much more difficult to set up and use. For information on inserting or removing a PC Card, see “Inserting and removing PC Cards”...
  • Page 87: Using Sd ® (Secure Digital) Cards

    ® Using SD (Secure Digital) cards If you do not already have a SD card inserted in the computer, you may do so following the procedures outlined in “Inserting an SD® card” on page Important: Do not use the Copy Disk function for SD cards. In order to copy data from one SD card to another, use the following procedure: Format the target SD card in the same format as the source SD...
  • Page 88: Using A Computer Lock

    Learning the Basics Using a computer lock Using a computer lock For your own peace of mind, you may want to secure your computer to a heavy object such as your desk. The easiest way to do this is to purchase an optional PORT-Noteworthy Computer Lock Cable.
  • Page 89: Caring For Your Computer

    To keep your computer clean, gently wipe the display panel and exterior case with a lightly dampened cloth. Ask your Toshiba dealer for suggestions for appropriate cleaning products. Moving the computer Before moving your computer, even across the room, make sure all disk activity has ended (the drive indicator light stops glowing) and all external peripheral cables are disconnected.
  • Page 90: Backing Up Your Work

    Your computer comes with Recovery media that enable you to reinstall software that was preinstalled. This media can be used to install or reinstall particular Toshiba applications, utilities, and drivers. Back up all the files you create in case something happens to your computer. If you have a network partition, you can hold copies of your files there.
  • Page 91: Preparing For Communications

    Preparing for communications To connect to the Internet, use an online service, or communicate across the telephone lines with another computer, you need: ❖ A modem (supplied with your computer) ❖ A telephone line ❖ A browser or communications program ❖...
  • Page 92: Using Turn Off Computer Or Shut Down

    Learning the Basics Powering down the computer Using Turn Off Computer or Shut Down For the Windows XP Home operating system, follow these steps to shut down the computer: Click Start, select Turn off computer. The Turn off computer dialog box appears. Sample Turn off computer Windows dialog box Click Turn Off.
  • Page 93 To use either of these methods, you first need to turn it on in Toshiba’s Power Saver utility. Open the Start menu, click Control Panel, then Performance and Maintenance. Click the Toshiba Power Saver icon. Click on the Setup Action tab. Select the options you want from the drop-down lists. ❖...
  • Page 94: Using Hibernation

    Learning the Basics Powering down the computer For more information about the Power Saver utility, see NOTE “Power Management” on page Starting again after Shut down To start the computer up again, press the power button until the on/off light changes to blue. If you shut down the computer by closing the display panel, you can start it again by opening the display panel.
  • Page 95 Configuring your computer for Hibernation Open the Start menu, click Control Panel then Performance and Maintenance. Click the Toshiba Power Saver icon. Click the Setup Action tab. Select Hibernation for the options you want. ❖ When I press the power button Set this option to Hibernate so that the computer will go into Hibernation mode when you press the power button.
  • Page 96: Using Standby

    Learning the Basics Powering down the computer Starting again from Hibernation mode To start up the computer from Hibernation mode, press the power button until the on/off light turns blue. The computer returns to the screen you were using. If you put the computer in Hibernation mode by closing the display panel, you can start it again by opening the display panel.
  • Page 97 To use any of these methods, you first need to enable them in Toshiba’s Power Saver utility. Open the Start menu, click Control Panel then Performance and Maintenance. Click the Toshiba Power Saver icon. Click the Setup Action tab. Select Standby for the options you want. Learning the Basics Powering down the computer ®...
  • Page 98: Toshiba's Online Resources

    Toshiba’s online resources Toshiba maintains a number of online sites to which you can connect. These sites provide information about Toshiba products, give help with technical questions and keep you up to date with future upgrades.
  • Page 99: Chapter 3: Mobile Computing

    It has a number of other features that enhance its energy efficiency. Many of these energy-saving features have been set by Toshiba. We recommend you leave these features active, allowing your computer to operate at its maximum energy efficiency, so that you can use it for longer periods of time while traveling.
  • Page 100: Running The Computer On Battery Power

    Mobile Computing Running the computer on battery power Running the computer on battery power The computer contains a removable Lithium-Ion (Li-ion) battery pack that provides power when you are away from an AC outlet. This is the main battery. You can recharge it many times.
  • Page 101: Maximizing Battery Life

    The main battery light ( being charged, and glows blue when it is fully charged. The battery may not start charging immediately under the following conditions: ❖ The battery is extremely hot or cold. To ensure that the battery charges to its full capacity, wait until it reaches room temperature.
  • Page 102: Charging The Rtc Battery

    Mobile Computing Running the computer on battery power Charge the battery pack until the Battery LED glows blue. ❖ If you have extra battery packs, rotate their use. ❖ If you will not be using the system for an extended period, more than one month, remove the battery pack.
  • Page 103: Monitoring Battery Power

    The computer’s RTC battery is a Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) battery and should be replaced only by your dealer or by a Toshiba service representative. The battery can explode if not properly replaced, used, handled or disposed of. Dispose of the battery as required by local ordinances or regulations.
  • Page 104 To show remaining power: Open the Start menu, click Control Panel then Performance and Maintenance. Click the Toshiba Power Saver icon. The Toshiba Power Saver Properties dialog box appears. ). When the on/off light flashes amber, it ) with the ®...
  • Page 105 Running the computer on battery power Sample Toshiba Power Saver Properties Dialog Box The remaining battery charge is indicated on the top left side of the dialog box. With repeated discharges and recharges, the battery’s capacity will gradually decrease. A frequently used older battery will not power the computer for as long as a new battery, even when both are fully charged.
  • Page 106: What To Do When The Battery Alarm Sounds

    To change the default alarm settings: Open the Start menu, click Control Panel then Performance and Maintenance. Click the Toshiba Power Saver icon. Click the Setup Action tab. Select the Alarm settings in the Setup Alarm section. Before your computer runs out of battery power, save your data and take one of the following actions: ❖...
  • Page 107: Changing Batteries

    Changing batteries When handling battery packs, do not drop or knock them. Also be careful not to damage the casing or short-circuit the terminals. To change the battery: Save your work. Shut down and turn off the computer. Remove all cables connected to the computer. Turn the computer over.
  • Page 108 Mobile Computing Changing batteries Removing the discharged battery If the battery is leaking or its case is cracked, put on protective gloves to handle it, and discard it immediately following the advice in Wipe the terminals of the charged battery with a clean cloth to ensure a good connection.
  • Page 109: Disposing Of Used Batteries

    Dispose of the battery as required by local ordinances or regulations. Use only batteries recommended by Toshiba. After repeated use, the batteries will finally lose their ability to hold a charge and you will need to replace them. Under federal, state and local laws, it may be illegal to dispose of old batteries by placing them in the trash.
  • Page 110: Power Profiles In Windows Xp

    Toshiba has combined these options into preset power profiles. Using one of these profiles lets you choose between maximum power savings and peak system performance. You may also set individual power-saving options to suit your own needs.
  • Page 111: Using A Hot Key To Set The Power Profile

    Depending on the amount of time you spend away from external power sources, the capacity of one battery pack may be sufficient for your needs. However, if you need more portable power, Toshiba provides these options: ❖ Purchase extra battery packs.
  • Page 112: Chapter 4: Expansion Options

    You can connect any of these optional devices: ❖ Expansion memory modules ❖ Standard 101-key keyboard ❖ Mouse or trackball ❖ Printer ❖ PC Cards Some of these devices listed are Toshiba devices, others are standard computer components.
  • Page 113: Connecting External (Optional) Devices

    The devices manufactured by Toshiba can be purchased through Toshiba’s Web site: accessories information packaged with your computer. Connecting external (optional) devices You can connect an external monitor through the video-out port on the back of your computer. Using an external keyboard If you prefer to use a full-size keyboard, you can attach one to your computer.
  • Page 114: Connecting A Parallel Printer

    Expansion Options Using a printer You also need a suitable printer cable, which may have been provided with your printer. If not, your company may keep a stock of cables. Otherwise, you can purchase one from a computer or electronics store. TECHNICAL NOTE: If your printer is ECP- or IEEE-compliant, make sure your printer cable is an IEEE 1284 cable.
  • Page 115: Setting Up Your Printer

    Setting up your printer Setting up a printer involves selecting a printer driver. This special program acts as a translator that turns your document into a form the printer can understand. If you are using any non-Windows driver for each of those programs. Refer to your program’s documentation for more information.
  • Page 116 Expansion Options Using a printer Sample Add Printer Wizard dialog box Click Next. The Add Printer Wizard asks you to select your printer. TECHNICAL NOTE: If your printer is Plug and Play, the Windows You can ignore the remainder of this section. See your printer manual.
  • Page 117 Select the port settings according to the instructions in your printer’s documentation and the port to which your printer is connected, then click Next. The wizard prompts you to select your printer. From the list of manufacturers and printers, select your printer, then click Next.
  • Page 118: Using The Wi-Fi ® Wireless Lan Mini Pci Module

    Your computer may have an integrated Wi-Fi Wireless LAN Mini PCI module. It is recommended that you do not remove the module from your computer. For assistance, contact a Toshiba Wireless Authorized Service Partner. For systems equipped with Wi-Fi, flip the wireless on/off switch to the On position.
  • Page 119: Chapter 5: Enhancing Productivity

    Chapter 5 Enhancing Productivity In this chapter, you will explore some of the special features of your Satellite Exploring the desktop The desktop is the launching pad for everything you can do in ® the Windows system. You use its features to start programs, find documents, set up system components, and perform most other computing tasks.
  • Page 120 Enhancing Productivity Exploring the desktop Icons Start button Sample Windows Icons An icon represents a folder, file, or program that can be quickly activated by double-clicking the icon. You can create a new desktop icon for any folder, file, or program by dragging the element’s icon from its location in a window to the desktop area.
  • Page 121 Internet Explorer — The Microsoft access to the Internet. If you place the cursor over an icon, a popup description of the NOTE file contents appears. Your desktop may contain other icons depending on your configuration. See Windows specific information on each icon and how to use it. Start button You use the Start button to: ❖...
  • Page 122: Exchanging Data With Another Computer

    Enhancing Productivity Exchanging data with another computer You can personalize the taskbar to include not only shortcut icons but also your favorite Internet URL addresses. DEFINITION: URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator, which is the address that defines the route to a file on the Web or any other Internet facility.
  • Page 123: Getting Help Transferring Files

    Set any specific options. Start the transfer. When you have finished transferring files, close the programs on both computers. Getting help transferring files Click Start, then Help and Support. Click the Index icon on the toolbar. In the dialog box, type Follow the online guide instructions.
  • Page 124: Connecting The Modem To A Telephone Line

    Enhancing Productivity Exchanging data with another computer If you’re having trouble connecting through the modem, you may need to determine the current COM port name and possibly change it. To find out which port your modem is connected to: Open the Start menu, click Control Panel. Click Phone and Modem Options.
  • Page 125: Connecting Your Computer To A Network

    Connecting your computer to a network You can connect your computer to a network to increase its capabilities and functionality using one of its communication ports. Accessing a network To access a network: ❖ At the office, connect an Ethernet cable to the RJ45 jack on your computer.
  • Page 126 Enhancing Productivity Exchanging data with another computer minutes as it waits for a reply. To avoid this delay, you can reconfigure Windows to disable the LAN port. To disable the LAN port: Click Start, click Control Panel then Performance and Maintenance.
  • Page 127: An Overview Of Using The Internet

    walls and floors) of the wireless transmission is up to 100 feet. To use your wireless communication, flip the wireless on/off switch to the On position. An overview of using the Internet The following sections give a quick introduction to the Internet and some of its exciting features, under these headings: ❖...
  • Page 128: Internet Service Providers

    Enhancing Productivity An overview of using the Internet designed to work with HTTP. They make it easier to connect to a particular network address and send and receive information. Internet Service Providers To connect a computer directly to the Internet, many people and businesses use an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
  • Page 129: Surfing The Internet

    If you are using your computer at the office, then you probably connect to the Internet through your company’s network. See your network administrator about connecting to the Internet. Surfing the Internet Once connected to the Internet, the Web browser displays a home page, for example, your ISP’s home page on the Internet or your company’s Web site home page.
  • Page 130: Uploading And Downloading Files From The Internet

    Enhancing Productivity Exploring audio features A news group is similar to a chat room, but instead of using a dedicated site to converse about a specialized subject with others in real-time, it uses a Web site as a clearinghouse where all the messages are placed, like a gigantic bulletin board.
  • Page 131 To access the Windows Media through the Start menu or activate it from the taskbar. When using Windows Media Player, your system may not be NOTE able to activate Standby or Hibernation modes. To prevent this from occurring, close Windows Media Player before you select Standby or Hibernation mode.
  • Page 132: Playing Cds Using Auto-Run

    Enhancing Productivity Exploring audio features Playing CDs using Auto-Run If you insert a CD into the DVD-ROM/multi-function drive and the Auto-Run feature does not automatically start your disk, try launching the CD manually. To do this, follow these steps: Open the Start menu and select My Computer. Click the DVD-ROM/multi-function drive icon.
  • Page 133: Using A Microphone

    in microphone located to the left of the keyboard. DEFINITION: A .wav (pronounced “wave”) file is a Windows format for storing sound. TECHNICAL NOTE: If you record MP3 files, you will only be able to play them on a device capable of playing MP3 files. Using a microphone Connect an external microphone to the computer.
  • Page 134 Enhancing Productivity Exploring audio features The Sound Recorder window displays the new sound file as a waveform. You can only record 60 seconds at a time. NOTE To hear what you just recorded, click the Play button. To save the file, select Save from the File menu. Adjusting recording quality The better the quality of the recording, the more disk space the sound file requires.
  • Page 135: Using External Speakers Or Headphones

    Using external speakers or headphones Your computer is equipped with a full stereo sound system with internal speakers. Instead of using the internal speakers, you can connect headphones or a pair of external stereo speakers. TECHNICAL NOTE: Use amplified speakers that require an external power source.
  • Page 136: Inserting And Removing Hard Drives

    Enhancing Productivity Inserting and removing hard drives Inserting and removing hard drives Your Satellite capacities. Depending upon the original hard drive installed in your computer, you may wish to increase storage capacity by changing the internal drive, or you can also add additional hard drive space by inserting a drive into the select bay module.
  • Page 137 Inserting and removing hard drives Grasp the edge of the hard drive and pull it toward the edge of the computer, then lift it straight up to remove it. Removing the hard drive from the computer Install the new hard drive by setting it into the hard drive slot and sliding back toward the center of the computer until it locks.
  • Page 138: Inserting And Removing Pc Cards

    Enhancing Productivity Inserting and removing PC Cards Inserting and removing PC Cards Your Satellite PC Card slot and supports two types of PC Cards: ❖ Type I cards—You can install one of these cards, one in each slot. ❖ Type II cards—You can install one of these cards, one in each slot.
  • Page 139: Removing A Pc Card

    Insert the PC Card. Inserting a PC Card When the card is almost all the way into the slot, push firmly, but gently, to ensure a firm connection with the computer. Do not force the card into position. Removing a PC Card Stop the PC Card by clicking the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the System tray.
  • Page 140: Inserting And Removing Wi-Fi Modules

    Your system may come with an optional Wi-Fi module. If you wish to insert or remove a Wi-Fi module, contact a Toshiba Wireless Authorized Service Provider. Setting up a PC Card for your computer Some PC Cards are ready to use as soon as you install them.
  • Page 141: Removing An Sd ® Card

    Inserting an SD card Do not touch the SD expose the storage area to static electricity, which can destroy data. Do not remove an SD Even when the message “copying...” in the windows disappears, writing to the card might still be in progress and your data could be destroyed.
  • Page 142: Using The I.link Port

    For specific information about connecting to a LAN or WAN, consult your network administrator. ❖ Send a fax directly from your computer. For more detailed information regarding your computer’s modem, visit Toshiba’s web site at toshiba.com. port ® port on the rear of the computer provides an ®...
  • Page 143: Connecting To A Phone Line

    Connecting your modem to a telephone line Connecting to a phone line Before you can communicate using the modem, you need to connect it to a telephone line. Your computer’s built-in modem port provides an RJ-11 jack, allowing you to connect the modem to a standard voice-grade telephone line.
  • Page 144 Enhancing Productivity Connecting your modem to a telephone line Now you’re ready to send a fax or use the modem to connect to an online service or the Internet. For more information on using a modem, see communications” on page “Setting up for 123.
  • Page 145: Chapter 6: Toshiba Utilities

    Your computer includes several utilities designed to help you to reconfigure your system to best meet your individual needs. Together, these allow you to determine certain system details, set additional options, or change default options. This chapter describes the utilities supplied by Toshiba: ❖ Fn-esse® ❖...
  • Page 146: Fn-Esse

    “Hot Keys” on page You can assign any key that is not associated with a hot key or a keyboard overlay. Starting Fn-esse ® Click Start, point to All Programs, Toshiba Utilities, then click Fn-esse. The Fn-esse keyboard appears. Sample Fn-esse window ®...
  • Page 147 Fn-esse displays the Add/Edit Command dialog box with the Description, Command Line, and Working Directory fields automatically completed. Click OK to close the Add/Edit Command dialog box with your key assignment in place. Toshiba Utilities Fn-esse® ® Explorer (or the program...
  • Page 148: Using The Keyboard Or Pointing Device To Assign Keys

    Toshiba Utilities Fn-esse® The program or document is now associated with the key you just selected. To open the program or document, press the appropriate key from within any Windows program. Using the keyboard or pointing device to assign keys...
  • Page 149: Viewing Existing Key Assignments

    Key Assignments dialog box. This box lists all the key assignments and the program or document to which each key is assigned. To view items in a popup list, select the Expand popup lists check box. plus the appropriate key from within any ® program. Toshiba Utilities Fn-esse® ®...
  • Page 150: Changing Or Removing Existing Key Assignments

    ❖ To remove the key assignment, click Clear. TOSHIBA Console The TOSHIBA Console provides quick access to computer functions and allows you to customize a range of computer settings. To access the control panel: Click Start, then click All Programs.
  • Page 151: Customizing Your Computer

    The TOSHIBA Console offers three categories of features: ❖ Customizing Your Computer ❖ Network ❖ Security Customizing Your Computer The features available in this category are: ❖ Power Management ❖ Mouse ❖ Hotkey assignment (for detailed information, see “Fn-esse®” on page ❖...
  • Page 152 You can either use one of the preset modes or create and use your own customized profile. The preset profiles cannot be deleted. By changing the options that appear in the Toshiba Power Saver Properties window and clicking OK, you can reconfigure that function. Any options that you change become effective when you click either OK or Apply.
  • Page 153: Mouse Utility

    Keep in mind however, that by default, these actions will apply to all profiles. Mouse utility The Mouse utility allows you to change your TouchPad or mouse settings. To access the Mouse utility through the TOSHIBA Console, double-click the Mouse icon. Toshiba Utilities TOSHIBA Console...
  • Page 154: Hotkey Utility

    Standby ] and Hibernation [ Fn+F3 To activate: Click Start, All Programs, Toshiba, Utilities, then click the Hotkey utility. The Hotkey window appears. Sample Toshiba Hotkey utility window Select the desired option.
  • Page 155 Sample TOSHIBA HWSetup window The tabs represent various dialog boxes. They are: ❖ General—Allows you to view current BIOS, hard disk drive and memory settings ❖ Parallel/Printer — Allows you to configure the parallel port default settings ❖ Display — Allows you to change various default settings for the built-in LCD display ❖...
  • Page 156: Enabling Hibernation

    Any options that you change will become default settings when you restart your system. Enabling Hibernation Your computer includes a Toshiba Power Saver utility that allows you to change many of your default power settings. You can enable hibernation through this utility.
  • Page 157: Using An Instant Password

    ❖ A supervisor password — Prohibits unauthorized users from accessing certain functions such as Toshiba Hardware Setup. This is useful if more than one person uses the computer. A single user password supports the instant and power-on password functions. When setting up the various passwords, keep the following in mind: ❖...
  • Page 158: Disabling A User Password

    Setting user passwords Point to TOSHIBA Console, then click the resulting TOSHIBA Console selection. You may also press the TOSHIBA Console button to the left of the keyboard to open the TOSHIBA Console. The TOSHIBA Console window appears. On the left side, select Security.
  • Page 159: Using A Supervisor Password

    Click Start, the click All Programs. Point to TOSHIBA Console, then click the resulting TOSHIBA Console selection. You may also press the TOSHIBA Console button to the left of the keyboard to open the TOSHIBA Console. The TOSHIBA Console window appears.
  • Page 160: Deleting A Supervisor Password

    Click Start, the click All Programs. Point to TOSHIBA Console, then click the resulting TOSHIBA Console selection. You may also press the TOSHIBA Console button to the left of the keyboard to open the TOSHIBA Console. The TOSHIBA Console window appears.
  • Page 161: Chapter 7: If Something Goes Wrong

    This chapter aims to help you solve many problems by yourself. It covers the problems you are most likely to encounter. If all else fails, contact Toshiba. You will find information on Toshiba’s support services at the end of this chapter.
  • Page 162 If Something Goes Wrong Problems that are easy to fix Click the Applications tab. If a program has stopped responding, the words “not responding” appear beside its name in the list. Select the program you want to close, then click End Task.
  • Page 163: Problems When You Turn On The Computer

    Save the file and refer to it when you contact the software manufacturer. Problems when you turn on the computer These problems may occur when you turn on the power. The computer will not start. Make sure you attached the AC adapter and power cable properly or installed a charged battery.
  • Page 164: The Windows ® Operating System Is Not Working

    If Something Goes Wrong The Windows® operating system is not working The computer displays the message. The computer was placed in Stand By mode and the battery has discharged. Data stored in the computer’s memory has been lost. To charge the battery, leave the computer plugged into a live wall outlet for several hours.
  • Page 165: The Windows ® Operating System Is Not Working

    The Windows® operating system is not working Using Startup options to fix problems If the operating system fails to start properly, you may have to change your system’s configuration or verify the startup procedure to fix the problem. To do this, use the options in the Startup menu.
  • Page 166: Internet Problems

    If Something Goes Wrong The Windows® operating system is not working See your Windows TECHNICAL NOTE: If your computer is connected to a network, the Startup menu may display different versions of Safe mode. Internet problems My Internet connection is very slow. Many factors contribute to the speed with which you can surf the Internet.
  • Page 167: Resolving A Hardware Conflict

    The Help and Support window appears. Then do one or both of the following: ❖ In the search field, type in the topic of the problem with which you need help and follow the on-screen instructions. ❖ Click a problem you would like help with from the listings and follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Page 168: Resolving Hardware Conflicts On Your Own

    If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict you add each device, test it to make sure it and all previously connected devices work. The device most recently connected to the system is the one most likely to be causing a hardware conflict. Resolving hardware conflicts on your own Computer components need resources to accomplish a task.
  • Page 169: Fixing A Problem With Device Manager

    ❖ Disable another system component and use its resources for the new device, see Manager” on page ❖ Reconfigure the device so that its requirements do not conflict. Refer to the device’s documentation for instructions about changing settings on the device. Fixing a problem with Device Manager Device Manager provides a way to check and change the configuration of a device.
  • Page 170 If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict Checking device properties Device Manager provides a way to view the properties of a device. Properties include the name of the manufacturer, the type of device, the drivers installed, and the system resources assigned to the device.
  • Page 171: Memory Problems

    Memory problems Incorrectly connected or faulty memory modules may cause errors that seem to be device-related. It is worthwhile checking for these first: Click Start, then click Turn off computer. Click Turn Off. The operating system shuts down and turns off the computer automatically.
  • Page 172 If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict The AC power light does not come on when you plug in the AC adapter and power cable. Make sure the AC adapter and power cable are firmly plugged into both the wall outlet and the computer. If the AC power light still does not come on, check that the wall outlet is working properly by plugging in a lamp or other appliance.
  • Page 173: Keyboard Problems

    memory module, that takes its power from the battery? Is your software using the hard disk more? Is the display power set to turn off automatically? Was the battery fully charged to begin with? All these conditions affect how long the charge lasts.
  • Page 174 If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict password, press the If no password is registered, press and allows you to continue working. If you are using the built-in screen, make sure the display priority is not set for an external monitor. To do this, hold the key and press pops up.
  • Page 175: Disk Drive Problems

    Change the Colors option and click OK. For more information, see Windows A message tells you that there is a problem with your display settings and that the adapter type is incorrect or the current settings do not work with your hardware. Reduce the size of the color palette to one that is supported by the computer’s internal display.
  • Page 176 If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict Sometimes a disk problem may cause one or more files to appear to have garbage in them. Typical disk problems are: You are having trouble accessing a disk, or one or more files appear to be missing.
  • Page 177 Your data files are damaged or corrupted. Refer to your software documentation for file recovery procedures. Many software packages automatically create backup files. You may also be able to recover lost data using utility software, which is available from your dealer. Some programs run correctly but others do not.
  • Page 178: Dvd-Rom Or Multi-Function Drive Problems

    If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict DVD-ROM or multi-function drive problems You cannot access a disc in the drive. Make sure the drive tray has closed properly. Press gently until it clicks into place. Open the drive tray and remove the disc. Make sure the drive tray is clean.
  • Page 179: Pc Card Problems

    If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict If you are using external headphones or speakers, check that they are securely connected to your computer. The computer emits a loud, high-pitched noise. This is feedback between the microphone and the speakers. It occurs in any sound system when input from a microphone is fed to the speakers and the speaker volume is too loud.
  • Page 180 If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict Some card manufacturers use special software called enablers to support their cards. Enablers result in nonstandard configurations that can cause problems when installing the PC Card. If your system does not have built-in drivers for your PC Card and the card did not come with an operating system driver, it may not work under the operating system.
  • Page 181 Double-click the PCMCIA adapter. Double-click the appropriate PC Card. The operating system displays your PC Card’s Properties dialog box, which contains information about your PC Card configuration and status. The computer stops working (hangs) when you insert a PC Card. The problem may be caused by an I/O (input/output) conflict between the PCMCIA socket and another device in the system.
  • Page 182: Printer Problems

    If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict If the card is attached to an external device, check that the connection is secure. Refer to the card’s documentation, which should contain a troubleshooting section. Printer problems This section lists some of the most common printer problems: The printer will not print.
  • Page 183: Modem Problems

    will print. Contact the software manufacturer for more information. Modem problems This section lists common modem problems: The modem will not receive or transmit properly. Make sure the cable from the modem to the telephone line is firmly connected to the computer’s modem port and the telephone line jack.
  • Page 184 If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits On a regular basis, back up the information stored on your hard disk. Here are some ways you can do this: ❖ Copy files to diskette, following the steps in work” on page ❖...
  • Page 185: If You Need Further Assistance

    GO, and then clicking the Detailed Specs link from the menu on the left, or just refer to the computer documentation shipped with your product. For the number of a Toshiba dealer near you in the United States, call: (800) 457-7777. If Something Goes Wrong...
  • Page 186: Contacting Toshiba

    To stay current on the most recent software and hardware options for your computer, and for other product information, be sure to regularly check the Toshiba Web site at pcsupport.toshiba.com. Toshiba voice contact Before calling Toshiba, make sure you have: ❖...
  • Page 187: Other Toshiba Internet Web Sites

    Other Toshiba Internet Web sites toshiba.com computers.toshiba.com www.toshiba.ca www.toshiba-Europe.com www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm http://servicio.toshiba.com Toshiba’s worldwide offices Australia Toshiba (Australia) Pty. Limited 84-92 Talavera Road North Ryde NSW 2113 Sydney Australia Belgium Toshiba Information Systems Benelux (Belgium) B.V. Excelsiorlaan 40 B-1930 Zaventem Belgium Czech Republic CHG Toshiba, s.r.o.
  • Page 188 800-457-7777 (within the US) outside of the US 949-859-4273 ( this call may incur long distance charges) Mexico Toshiba de México S.A. de C.V. Sierra Candela No.111, 6to. Piso Col. Lomas de Chapultepec. CP 11000 Mexico, DF. 5249 6500 Greece Ideal Electronics S.A.
  • Page 189 The Netherlands Toshiba Information Systems Benelux B.V. Rivium Boulevard 41 2909 LK, Capelle a/d IJssel The Netherlands Papua New Guinea Fujitsu (PNG) Pty. Ltd. P.O. Box 4952 Boroko NCD, Papua New Guinea Portugal Quinta Grande Assisténcia Técnica Informática, Lda. Av. Moinhos no. 15A Ur.
  • Page 190 9740 Irvine Boulevard Irvine, California 92618 United States United Kingdom Toshiba Information Systems (U.K) Ltd. Toshiba Court Weybridge Business Park Addlestone Road Weybridge KT15 2UL United Kingdom The Rest of Europe Toshiba Europe (I.E.) GmbH Hammfelddamm 8 D-4-1460 Neuss Germany...
  • Page 191: Appendix A: Hot Keys

    Appendix A Hot Keys Hot keys are keys that, when pressed in combination with the key, turn system functions on and off. Hot keys have a legend on or above the key indicating the option or feature the key controls. Volume Mute This hot key enables/disables volume mute on your computer.
  • Page 192: Instant Password Security

    The power usage profiles are: Full Power, High Power, Normal, DVD Playback, Presentation, and Long Life. Sample power usage modes The properties of each mode are set in the Toshiba Power Management utility. For more information, see Computing” on page “Mobile...
  • Page 193: Stand By Mode

    Stand By mode This hot key puts the computer into Stand By mode. A message box is displayed by default to confirm that the computer is going into Stand By mode. This message box can be set so it does not display. Sample Stand By confirmation box For more information about Stand By mode, please see “Using Standby”...
  • Page 194: Hibernation Mode

    Hot Keys Hibernation mode Hibernation mode This hot key puts the computer into Hibernation mode. If Hibernation mode is enabled (the default) a message box is displayed by default to confirm the computer is going into Hibernation mode. The message box can be set so it does not display.
  • Page 195: Display Modes

    Display modes This hot key cycles through the power-on display options. The display modes are: Sample display options window In o resolution of the internal display panel to match the resolution of the external display device. Display brightness This hot key decreases the screen brightness. This hot key increases the screen brightness.
  • Page 196: Disabling Or Enabling The Touchpad

    Hot Keys Disabling or enabling the TouchPad Disabling or enabling the TouchPad This hot key enables/disables the TouchPad. To use the TouchPad, see TouchPad” on page Sample disable and enable TouchPad windows Keyboard hot keys This hot key turns the cursor control overlay on and off. This hot key turns the numeric overlay on and off.
  • Page 197: Appendix B: Power Cable Connectors

    Appendix B Power Cable Connectors The computer features a universal power supply you can use worldwide. This appendix shows the shapes of the typical AC power cable connectors for various parts of the world. USA and Canada UL approved CSA approved Australia AS approved United Kingdom...
  • Page 198: Appendix C: Using Configfree™ With Your Toshiba Computer

    Appendix C Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree™ is a set of utilities used for configuring networks that use both wired and wireless network devices. These utilities include the following: ❖ Connectivity Doctor — The Connectivity Doctor utility is used to help fix networking problems with your notebook computer.
  • Page 199: Getting Started

    Quick Connect — The Quick Connect utility is used to configure a wireless LAN connection (ad hoc connection) between a personal computer and a Toshiba Wireless Projector. The Toshiba Wireless Projector utility must be installed in order to enable Quick Connect. For...
  • Page 200: Starting Configfree

    Help — Displays the online help file. Starting ConfigFree To start ConfigFree, do any of the following: ❖ (Microsoft and then point to All Programs. Point to the TOSHIBA ConfigFree folder, and then click ConfigFree. ❖ (Microsoft button, and then point to Programs. Point to the TOSHIBA ConfigFree folder, and then click ConfigFree.
  • Page 201: Configfree Utilities

    Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ❖ Right-click the ConfigFree icon on the taskbar, and then click Options. For more information on configuring ConfigFree, see the online help. ConfigFree Utilities Connectivity Doctor The Connectivity Doctor displays the connection configuration and the status of all wired and wireless LAN devices that are connected to the network.
  • Page 202: Device Settings

    Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Utilities The Connectivity Doctor The Connectivity Doctor screen automatically refreshes. However, you can also use the Refresh button to refresh the screen. Device Settings The Device Settings screen displays a list of all wired, wireless, and infrared (for systems with infrared) devices that are connected to the network.
  • Page 203 Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer Viewing the device settings ❖ Network Connections — Displays the Network Connection window, which contains detailed information about the network connection. ❖ Enable/Disable — You can easily enable or disable any of the listed devices simply by selecting the desired device, and then clicking the Enable/Disable button.
  • Page 204: Profile Settings

    Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Utilities Profile Settings The Profile Settings utility displays a list of all the registered profiles in ConfigFree. You can also add, modify, and delete profiles; switch the profile being used; and view specific details about each profile.
  • Page 205: Quick Connect

    Toshiba Wireless Projector. As a result, you will not be able to use the network to connect to a Toshiba Wireless Projector when the wireless LAN Configuration is set to Ad hoc. If you are connected to an access point, the connection will be broken and later re- established.
  • Page 206: Using Auto Switch

    ❖ If the Toshiba Wireless Projector utility is closed. ❖ If you select Toshiba Wireless Projector (DPJ) from the ConfigFree tray menu (this will disconnect the wireless LAN connection). ❖ If you select a profile from the ConfigFree tray menu or when you disable a wireless device.
  • Page 207: Auto Switch (Cable Disconnect)

    Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ❖ From the Profile Settings screen, you can click the Auto Switch button. Auto Switch (Cable Disconnect) If a wired network cable is disconnected from the network, the Auto Switch (Cable Disconnect) option will automatically switch to another network device.
  • Page 208 Glossary TECHNICAL NOTE: Some features defined in this glossary may not be available on your computer. Acronyms These acronyms may appear in this user’s guide. BIOS CD-ROM CD-RW CMOS COM1 COM2 alternating current basic input/output system bits per second compact disc compact disc read-only memory compact disc rewrite memory complementary metal-oxide semiconductor...
  • Page 209 direct current direct memory access DIMM dual inline memory module disk operating system dots per inch DSTN dual supertwist nematic digital versatile (or video) disc DVD-ROM digital versatile (or video) disc read-only memory enhanced capabilities port EPROM erasable programmable read-only memory file allocation table Federal Communications Commission fast infrared...
  • Page 210 Glossary PCMCIA SCSI DDRAM SRAM SVGA Terms These terms may appear in this user’s guide. active-matrix display — A liquid crystal display (LCD) made from an array of liquid crystal cells using active-matrix technology. Also known as a “TFT display,” in its simplest form there is one thin film transistor (TFT) for each cell.
  • Page 211 alternating current (AC) — The type of power usually supplied to residential and commercial wall outlets. AC reverses its direction at regular intervals. Compare direct current (DC). application — A computer program that you use to perform tasks of a specific type.
  • Page 212 Glossary bus — An electrical circuit that connects the central processing unit (CPU) with other parts of the computer, such as the video adapter, disk drives, and ports. It is the pathway through which data flows from one device to another. See also bus speed, frontside bus. bus speed —...
  • Page 213 compatibility — The extent to which computers, programs, or devices can work together harmoniously, using the same commands, formats, or language as another. configuration — (1) The collection of components that make up a single computer system. (2) How parts of the system are set up (that is, configured).
  • Page 214 Glossary disable — To turn a computer option off. See also enable. disc — A round, flat piece of metal, designed to be read from and written to by optical (laser) technology, and used in the production of optical discs, such as CDs and DVDs. Compare disk. disk —...
  • Page 215 DVD — An individual digital versatile (or video) disc. See also DVD- ROM. DVD-ROM (digital versatile [or video] disc read-only memory) — A very high-capacity storage medium that uses laser optics for reading data. Each DVD-ROM can hold as much data as several CD-ROMs. Compare CD-ROM.
  • Page 216 — The physical components of a computer system. Compare software. Hibernation — A feature of many Toshiba notebook computers that saves to the hard disk the current state of your work, including all open files and programs, when you turn the computer off. When you turn on the computer again, your work is returned to the same state it was when the computer was turned off.
  • Page 217 hot swapping — The ability to add or remove devices from a computer while the computer is running and have the operating system automatically recognize the change. icon — A small image displayed on the screen that represents a function, file, or program.
  • Page 218 Glossary local area network — See LAN. logical drive — A section of a disk that is recognized by the operating system as a separate disk drive. A system’s logical drives may differ from its physical drives. For example, a single hard disk drive may be partitioned into two or more logical drives.
  • Page 219 non-interlaced — A method of refreshing a computer screen, in which each pixel of every line is refreshed as the electron beam scans across and down the screen. Compare interlaced. non-system disk — A disk for storing programs and data that cannot be used to start the computer.
  • Page 220 Glossary pointing device — Any device, such as the AccuPoint or a mouse, that enables you to move the cursor on the screen. port — A socket on the computer where you plug in a cable for connection to a network or a peripheral device. processor —...
  • Page 221 ROM (read-only memory) — Non-volatile memory that can be read but not written to. By non-volatile, we mean that information in ROM remains whether or not the computer is receiving power. This type of memory is used to store your computer’s BIOS, which is essential instructions the computer reads when you start it up.
  • Page 222 Glossary universal serial bus (USB) — A serial bus that supports a data transfer rate of up to 12 Mbps (12 million bits per second). USB can connect up to 127 peripheral devices through a single all-purpose USB port. USB allows hot swapping of peripherals. See also bus, hot swapping, serial.
  • Page 223 Index Numerics 101-key keyboard 69 AC adapter 43 AC power cable connectors 197 accessories carrying cases 89 memory 46 Add Printer Wizard 115 adding memory 46 adjusting recording quality 134 Alt keys 70 arm/wrist strain 40 assign keys Fn-esse 148 audio .wav files 132 audio features 130...
  • Page 224 Index playing an audio 130 playing using Auto-Run 132 problem solving 178 channels DMA 168 IRQ 168 character keys 69 charging the battery 46 checking device properties 170 click 54 communications network connection 125 setting up 91 system resources 168 compact disc positioning 83 compact discs handling 84...
  • Page 225 disposing of used batteries 109 DMA (Direct Memory Access) 168 double-click 54 DVD-ROM drive problems 178 troubleshooting 170 DVD-ROM or multi-function drive can’t access disc 178 opening 83 DVD-ROM/multi-function drive drive tray will not open 178 problems 178 troubleshooting 170 ergonomics 40 error messages device driver conflict 167...
  • Page 226 Index keyboard overlays 196 power usage mode 192 Stand By mode 193 volume mute 191 hot key power usage mode 111 hot key utility 153 hot keys 191 hot swapping PC Cards 86 icon 120 definition 35 desktop 120 hint 35 internet explorer 121 moving to desktop 120 recycle bin 120...
  • Page 227 problem solving 171 removing expansion slot cover 48 memory module inserting 49 installation 47 removing 51 microphone 133 external, connecting 66 Microsoft Support Online Web site modem connecting to a telephone line 142 determining COM port 123 problem solving 183 resetting port to default settings upgrading 123 modules...
  • Page 228 178 computer hangs when PC Card inserted 181 computer will not power up 163 contacting Toshiba 33 corrupted/damaged data files 177 Device Manager 169 disabling a device 169 disk drive is slow 176 display is blank 173...
  • Page 229 screen does not look right/flickers system resources 168 trouble prevention 183 URL address not found 166 using Startup options 165 warning resume failure 164 Windows won’t start 163 Windows XP not working 164 program, starting 73 programs not running correctly 177 projector 58 connecting 61 protection of stored data 2...
  • Page 230 158 user passwords setting 156 using a file extension 78 utilities Power Management 151 Toshiba Power Saver Utility 156 video cables 59 video display device connecting 59 video projector adjusting display 62 volume mute hot key 191...