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  • Page 1

    P30 1.2 Notices No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, mechanical photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the manufacturer. The information within this manual is subject to change without notice. The manufacturer shall not be held liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained in herein;...

  • Page 2: Important Safety Information, Safety Instructions, Setting Up Your System

    Important Safety Information Safety Instructions Your system is designed and tested to meet the latest standards for safety of information technology equipment. However, to ensure safe use of this product, it is important that the safety instructions marked on the product and in the documentation are followed.

  • Page 3: Replacement Parts And Accessories, Battery Disposal

    Do not put rechargeable batteries or products powered by non-removable rechargeable batteries in the garbage. Contact the Samsung Helpline for information on how to dispose of batteries that you cannot use or recharge any longer. Follow all local regulations when disposing of old batteries.

  • Page 4: Laser Safety, General Requirements

    Laser Safety All systems equipped with CD or DVD drives comply with the appropriate safety standards, including IEC 825. The laser devices in these components are classified as “Class 1 Laser Products” under a US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Radiation Performance Standard.

  • Page 5: Regulatory Compliance Statements, Wireless Guidance

    Regulatory Compliance Statements Wireless Guidance Low power, Radio LAN type devices (radio frequency (RF) wireless communication devices), operating in the 2.4 GHz Band, may be present (embedded) in your notebook system. The following section is a general overview of considerations while operating a wireless device.

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    In environments where the risk of interference to other devices or services is harmful or perceived as harmful, the option to use a wireless device may be restricted or eliminated. Airports, Hospitals, and Oxygen or flammable gas laden atmospheres are limited examples where use of wireless devices may be restricted or eliminated.

  • Page 7: United States Of America

    United States of America Unintentional Emitter per FCC Part 15 This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

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    The FCC has set a general guideline of 20 cm (8 inches) separation between the device and the body, for use of a wireless device near the body (this does not include extremities). This device should be used more than 20 cm (8 inches) from the body when wireless devices are on.

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    If the terminal equipment causes harm to the telephone network, the Telephone Company will notify you in advance that temporary discontinuance of service may be required. But if advance notice is not practical, the telephone company will notify the customer as soon as possible. Also, you will be advised of your right to file a complaint with the FCC if you believe it is necessary.

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    Canada Unintentional Emitter per ICES-003 This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus as set out in the radio interference regulations of Industry Canada. Le présent appareil numérique n’émet pas de bruits radioélectriques dépassant les limitesapplicables aux appareils numériques de Classe B prescrites dans le règlement sur le brouillage radioélectrique édicté...

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    Telecommunications per DOC notice (for products fitted with an IC-compliant modem) The Industry Canada label identifies certified equipment. This certification means that the equipment meets certain telecommunications network protective, operation, and safety requirements. The Department does not guarantee the equipment will operate to the users’...

  • Page 12: European Union

    European Union The following information is only applicable to systems labeled with the CE mark European Directives This Information Technology Equipment has been tested and found to comply with the following European directives: • EMC Directive 89/336/EEC with amending directives 92/31/EEC & 93/68/ EEC as per –...

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    European States qualified under wireless approvals: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France (with frequency Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The restrictions), Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Accept EU Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland European States with restrictions on use: In France, the frequency range is restricted to 2446.5-2483.5 MHz for devices above 10 mW transmitting power such as wireless LAN.

  • Page 14: Using Your Documentation

    Using Your Documentation Congratulations on your purchase of a notebook computer with the Windows® XP operating system. Whether you are new to using a portable computer or are an experienced user, this user’s manual can help you get the most from your computer. Manual Documentation Conventions Information Icons Three icons and their associated messages appear in this manual.

  • Page 15: Touchpad Conventions, Software User Documentation

    CD-ROM Device Naming Convention In many installation programs you will have to get a program from the CD-ROM device. The program installation sequence assumes that the CD is drive d:\, however this is not always the case. The name of the CD-ROM drive is the letter following the letter assigned to your last HDD.

  • Page 16: Getting Started, Introducing Your Computer, Front View

    Getting Started Introducing Your Computer Front View LCD Panel LCD Panel Status Indicators (LED) (p17) Keyboard (p8) Microphone Status Indicators (LED) (p17) Fingerprint sensor is optional. For more information on using the fingerprint sensor, refer to the manual supplied with the device. LCD Button Touchpad (p12) Scroll Button...

  • Page 17: Right View, Left View

    Right View You can install various other multi-bay devices in the multi-bay of the system. Refer to ”Using the Multi-Bay” (p 29). Left View Security Lock Modem port Port (p34) LAN Port (p35) 4 Users Manual Multi-Bay Memory Card Slot (p31) PCMCIA Slot Hard Disk...

  • Page 18: Back View, Bottom View

    Back View PS/2 Port DC-In Port Bottom View Multi-Bay Latch Speaker Monitor Port Parallel Port Serial Port TV-Out Port (S-VHS) Port Replicator Connector Battery (p70) Battery Latch USB Ports (2.0) 1394 Port (4 pin) Memory Compartment Hard Disk Screw Speaker Getting Started 5...

  • Page 19: Turning The Computer On And Off, To Turn On The Computer

    Turning the Computer On and Off To turn on the computer 1. Insert the battery and connect the AC adapter according to the Installation Guide. 2. Press LCD button on the front of the system and open the LCD panel. 3.

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    If the computer is not turned off properly due to a system error, press <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Delete>. When [Windows Task Manager] dialog box appears, click Shut Down > Turn Off to turn off the computer. Your unsaved work may be lost/damaged. If <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Delete> keys do not operate either, press the power button for more than 4 seconds to turn off the computer.

  • Page 21: Using The Keyboard

    Using the Keyboard Your computer has an 89-key keyboard. By pressing designated key combinations, you can have access to all the key functions of a full-sized keyboard. Function Although the layout of the keys on your computer’s keyboard is different from that on a desktop computer’s keyboard, the keyboard feels like a full-sized keyboard when you use it.

  • Page 22: Using The Numeric Keypad

    Do not allow liquid to drip into the keyboard or you may damage the keyboard. Using the Numeric Keypad Your keyboard includes a numeric keypad, which is a group of keys that you can set to type numbers and mathematical symbols, such as the plus sign. A number or symbol on the corner of each keypad key shows its numeric function.

  • Page 23: Using Special Function Keys

    Using Special Function Keys The function key activates special functions when it is pressed in combination with another keys. <Fn> Key Key Name Combinations <Esc/ > Rest <F2/ > Gauge <F4/ > LCD/CRT <F5/Backlit> Backlight <F6/ > Mute <F10/ > Low-noise <F11/Num Lock>...

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    < > Brightness Up < > Brightness Down < > Volume Down < > Volume Up When you press a function key combination, the system sound may be temporarily muted. Makes the LCD screen brighter. Makes the LCD screen dimmer. Decreases the audio volume.

  • Page 25: Using The Touchpad

    Using the Touchpad In Windows, you always see a small graphical image on the screen that indicates the location where you can take the next action. This image is called a pointer, and is usually displayed in arrow shape ( ) or ‘I’...

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    You can use various actions with your touchpad as described below. Action Move Click Double-Click Right-Click Drag Function Process Move the pointer Place your finger on the touchpad and slide your finger to a destination. Select an object, open a menu, or Place the pointer over an object, execute a button then press left touchpad button...

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    Action Scroll Make sure to use your finger to move the pointer with the touchpad. Do not use any sharpened tool because it may damage your touchpad. 14 Users Manual Function Process Display upper/lower/left/right part Press the scroll button. of the content within a window Or, place your finger on the right (Applicable to certain programs edge or bottom edge of the...

  • Page 28: Hot Keys, What Is Bluetooth

    Hot Keys Internet Button Launches Internet Explorer. E-Mail Button Launches Outlook Express. User 1 Button You can launch a frequently used program by pressing the button. By default, Windows Calculator is configured to be launched when you press this button. User 2 Button By default, Windows Explorer is configured to be launched when you press User 2 button.

  • Page 29

    Changing the Hot Key Setting Following example shows how to change the setting of User 1 button. 1. Double-click the Key Define Utility icon ( 2. Click Browser in the User 1 item. In the models with wireless LAN/Bluetooth installed, you cannot change the configuration of the User 2 button.

  • Page 30: Reading The Status Indicators

    Reading the Status Indicators Status indicators show the status of computer functions. Num Lock Turns on when the numeric keypad is activated. Caps Lock Turns on when all alphabet characters you type will be in upper case. Scroll Lock Turns on when it is set to scroll the screen up and down while the cursor position does not change in some applications.

  • Page 31: Adjusting Lcd Brightness

    Adjusting LCD Brightness There are 16 levels of LCD brightness (1: Dimmest ~ 16: Brightest). Press <Fn>+< brightness. When changed, the current LCD brightness is displayed on the top left corner of the LCD screen for a few seconds. Whenever you turn the system on or change the power source The brightness level changes according to the settings.

  • Page 32: Adjusting The Volume

    Adjusting the Volume To adjust using keyboard Press <Fn>+< > or <Fn>+< level is displayed on the upper part of the screen for a few seconds. To adjust using volume control program Click the Volume icon( level. For advanced volume control options, double-click the Volume icon( the volume level in the volume control program.

  • Page 33

    Introducing Windows Understanding the Desktop The desktop is the working area on the computer. It consists of the large workspace and a taskbar at the bottom. Shortcut Icons Start Menu Start Button Start Button Taskbar Recycle Bin Language Bar 20 Users Manual Taskbar System Tray with Clock Opens the Start menu.

  • Page 34

    Understanding the Start Menu The Start menu includes everything that is required to start Windows. From the Start menu it is possible to run a program, open a file, assign system users with Control Panel, receive support by clicking Help and Support, and search desired items from the computer or Internet by clicking Search.

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    Understanding a Window A window is the basic component in working with the computer. The My Computer window, which is a window for the computer's hard drive, will be used as an example here to show the basic composition of a window. Click Start >...

  • Page 36: Help And Support Center

    Help and Support Center Help and Support Center provides references and troubleshooting information regarding computer use. Click Start > Help and Support. Windows XP Tour You can tour elementary functions provided by Windows XP. Click Start > Tour Windows XP. Or click Start >...

  • Page 37: Using The Computer, Using The Cd Drive

    Using the Computer Using the CD Drive One of the following CD drives is installed in your computer. CD-ROM drive CD-RW drive DVD-ROM drive CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo drive DVD Multi Drive To insert a CD 1. Push the eject button on the CD drive. 2.

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    3. When the tray slides out, remove the CD from the tray. 4. Push the tray in gently until it clicks. If you remove the CD when the CD access LED is on, the disk and the data in it may be damaged. Emergency Eject Hole To eject a CD when the CD drive is not working or the computer is turned off, unfold a paper clip, and insert the unfolded end of the clip into the emergency...

  • Page 39

    To use the Windows Media Player The Windows Media Player allows you to play audio and video files from the computer or the Internet. To launch the Windows Media Player, click Start > All Programs > Accessories > Entertainment > Windows Media Player. Features Playback Control Area To play a video CD...

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    To write data on a CD (Option) If your computer has CD-RW functionality, you can copy data to a blank CD or create an audio CD. An additional CD writing program is supplied in an additional CD. For information about use, refer to the supplied manual. You cannot write to a CD that already has data in it.

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    5. Click Write these files to CD in the CD drive window. 6. When the CD Writing Wizard appears, enter the CD label, and click Next. The data begins copying. 7. When copying is completed, a ‘completed’ message appears and the CD drive window opens automatically.

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    Using the Multi-Bay Multi-Bay provides space for CD drive installations. You can replace the CD drive with various other types of drives. The procedures to replace the drive installed in the Multi-Bay with other drives are described below. 1. Turn off the computer. 2.

  • Page 43: Using The Pcmcia Card Slot, To Insert A Pcmcia Card, To Remove A Pcmcia Card

    Using the PCMCIA Card Slot Various different functions can be added by inserting PCMCIA cards into the system. This system supports 16/32 bit, type I or II PCMCIA card types. The PCMCIA card slot does not support a ZV card or a PCMCIA III card. To insert a PCMCIA card Before using the PCMCIA slot, remove the slot protector.

  • Page 44: Using Memory Card Slot

    Using Memory Card Slot Through the memory card slot, you can use memory cards such as memory stick, SD (Secure Digital) memory card, and MMC (Multi Media Card). You can use the memory cards as a removable disk, and use them to exchange data between your computer and digital devices such as a digital camera.

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    2. Click Start > My Computer. The inserted memory card is displayed. Memory Stick 3. You can write data to the memory card. If the memory card is not formatted yet, format the memory card before use. To remove a memory card 1.

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    To use a memory card in both the computer and other digital device such as a digital camera, it is recommended to format the memory card in the digital device. If you format the memory card in the computer, you may have to format the memory card in other digital device again to use the memory card in the digital device.

  • Page 47: Connecting To The Internet, Connecting With A Modem

    Connecting to the Internet Connecting with a Modem Before Start: • Prepare a telephone line that is not digital. • Contact an internet service provider (ISP) for instructions on how to connect to and disconnect from the Internet. 1. Connect a telephone line to the computer’s modem port. 2.

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    Connecting Through a Wired LAN 1. Connect a LAN cable to the computer’s LAN port. 2. Click Start > Control Panel. 3. Click Network and Internet Connections in the [Control Panel] window. 4. Click Network Connections in the [Network and Internet Connections] window. 5.

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    6. On the General tab, select “Internet Protocol(TCP/IP)” and click Properties. 7. To use DHCP: On the General tab, select “Obtain an IP address automatically” and “Obtain DNS server address automatically”. Click OK. To use a static IP: On the General tab, select “Use the following IP address” and fill in the IP address, Subnet mask, Default gateway, Preferred DNS server, and Alternative DNS server fields.

  • Page 50

    Connecting Through a Wireless LAN (Option) A wireless network (Wireless LAN) environment is a network environment that enables communication between multiple computers at home or a small-size office through wireless LAN devices. Using the wireless network connections between the systems, you can use normal network functions such as sharing of files, folders and printers.

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    networks, you can access the Internet through a computer that is connected to the Internet even if your computer is not directly connected to the Internet. For details, see “Connecting to computer-to-computer networks (peer-to-peer or ad hoc)” on page 39. Connecting to an Access Point (AP) This section describes how to connect to an AP.

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    If the network key is not configured for the desired AP, select 'Allow me to connect to the selected wireless network, even though it is not secure’. Now you are connected to the AP, and you can access the network. Checking the connection status Move the mouse pointer over the Wireless Network Connection ( the taskbar, and the connection status is displayed.

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    Step 1. Setting up a computer-to-computer network 1. Right-click on the Wireless Network Connection ( select View Available Wireless Networks. 2. Click Advanced. 3. On the Wireless Network tab, click Advanced. 4. Clear 'Automatically connect to non-default network' check box, if it is selected. Select 'Computer-to-computer (ad hoc) networks only', and click Close.

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    6. Enter the network name (e.g. samsung), and unselect 'The key is provided for me automatically'. Enter the encryption key in the Network key field, and click OK. To prevent a network connection from an unauthorized user, it would be better to configure a network key (encryption key).

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    7. Check that the configured network name (e.g. samsung) is in the ’Preferred networks’ item, and click OK. Now your wireless network setup has been completed. Step 2. Connecting to the configured computer 1. Right-click on the Wireless Network Connection ( select View Available Wireless Networks.

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    If the network key is not configured in ”Connecting to computer-to-computer networks (peer-to-peer or ad hoc)” on page 39, select 'Allow me to connect to the selected wireless network, even though it is not secure'. The two computers are connected and are able to communicate with each other. When the computers are connected, the 'Wireless Network Connection' message is displayed for a short time over the Wireless Network Connection icon of the two computers.

  • Page 57

    Using Wireless Networks in Other Operating Systems In a operating system other than Windows XP, you have to install additional wireless LAN configuration program, and configure wireless network settings. To use wireless network connection, complete the following procedures. • Step1. Install the wireless LAN configuration program (PROSet). •...

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    To connect to an Access Point: To connect to an access point or existing computer-to-computer (Ad Hoc) network, refer to the following procedures. (To create a new computer-to-computer network, refer to the following "To create computer-to-computer (Ad Hoc) network" section.) 1.

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    - Data encryption (WEP): IEEE 802.11 WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) standard has two security levels of 64-bit key (40-bit key for some cases) and 128-bit key. - Key index: Select the current encryption key index used by the access point out of 1 to 4.

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    3. Configure password setting to be used for computer-to-computer network connection in the Security Settings window. To connect to an access point, enter the network authentication, data encryption (WEP), key index, and password configured in the access point. It is recommended to configure data encryption for security purposes when creating a computer-to-computer network connection profile.

  • Page 61: Using Network Services

    Using Network Services While the computer is connected to the network, you can use network services to share files, folders, and printers. Using computer-to-computer wireless networks, you can access the Internet through a computer that is connected to the Internet even if your computer is not directly connected to the Internet.

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    Step 1. Configuring Sharing 1. Right-click the target file or folder to share in My Computer, and select Sharing and Security. 2. Click 'IF you understand the security risks but want to share files without running the wizard, click here'. It has the same security effect as that of the 'Network Setup Wizard'.

  • Page 63: Sharing Printers

    Step 2. Using Shared Files or Folders This section describes how to access shared files or folders if your computer is a member of the same workgroup. 1. Click Start > My Computer. Under Other Places, click My Network Places in your computer.

  • Page 64

    Step 1. Configuring Printer Sharing 1. From the computer connected to the printer, click Start > Printers and Faxes. 2. Right-click the printer you want to share, and click Sharing. 3. Select 'Share this printer', enter a share name for the shared printer, and click OK. 4.

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    5. Select 'Browse for a printer', and click Next. 6. Select the workgroup or computer, select the desired printer, and click Next. If you cannot find the desired printer, try again after a while. 7. Read the warning about a shared printer, and click Yes to install the shared printer. 8.

  • Page 66: Sharing An Internet Connection

    Sharing an Internet Connection Using computer-to-computer (peer-to-peer) network connections, you can access the Internet through a computer connected to the Internet even if your computer is not directly connected to the Internet. To share an Internet connection, the computers should be connected to a computer-to-computer (peer-to-peer) wireless network.

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    If the computer is connected to the Internet through a wired LAN, select 'Local Area Connection'. 3. On the Advanced tab, select 'Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection', and click OK. Step 2. Checking the Shared Internet Connection. When the Internet connection sharing configuration has been completed, the network icon in the Network Connections window is displayed as follows: Click Start >...

  • Page 68

    Infrared Communication (Optional) Your computer may have infrared port. Using the infrared port, you can transfer data to computer, printer, camera and other devices through infrared communication. Restrictions in Use For infrared communication, the devices should have infrared communication capability, and should be located within 1 m of each other. In addition, there should be no obstacle between the infrared ports of the target devices.

  • Page 69

    If you cannot use infrared communication 1. Check BIOS setup. a. Start the computer, and press <F2> to enter System Setup. b. Select I/O Device Configuration in the Advanced menu, and press <Enter>. c. Select Infrared Port, and set the item to Enabled by pressing <F5> or <F6>.

  • Page 70: Customizing Your Computer, Using System Setup

    Customizing Your Computer Using System Setup The System Setup (BIOS) program enables you to configure your computer hardware and set security and power-savings options. The settings you choose are stored in battery-maintained CMOS memory that saves the information even when the computer’s power is turned off.

  • Page 71: Starting System Setup

    Starting System Setup To start System Setup, turn on your computer and then press <F2> and hold until the System Setup screen appears. Menu Main Advanced Security Boot Exit To open the menu you need to use, use the left or right arrow keys to select the menu name.

  • Page 72: Changing Booting Priority

    Changing Booting Priority You can select the booting priority among the devices such as the hard drive, CD-ROM drive, etc. The following example describes how to configure the hard drive as the first booting device when the CD-ROM drive is configured as the first booting device by default.

  • Page 73: Configuring The Password, Setting The Supervisor Password, Setting The User Password

    Do not lose or forget your password. If you have forgotten your password, contact the Samsung service center. 1. Select the Security menu in the System Setup. To enter System Setup, see “Starting System Setup” on page 58.

  • Page 74

    Activating the Booting Password Before activating the booting password, the supervisor password must have been configured. Set the Password on boot option to [Enabled]. From now on, system booting will not proceed without the password. Activating the Hard Disk Drive Password Activating the hard disk drive password prevents the currently installed hard disk drive from being used in other systems.

  • Page 75

    Configuring Resolution and Colour Depth Screen resolution is the number of pixels displayed on the screen. High resolution makes the overall screen area large, although individual items appear small. Colour quality is determined by the number of bits used to represent a pixel on the screen.

  • Page 76: Using External Display Devices, Using Dual View To View Extended Screen

    Using External Display Devices Using external display devices such as a monitor, projector, TV, etc allows you to view screen images alternatively or simultaneously on each device. You can also split a screen into two display devices, or view different images on each display device. Using external display devices is especially useful when you are giving a presentation or watching a movie through your TV.

  • Page 77

    3. Click the monitor '2' icon, select the 'Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor' check box, and then click Apply. 4. When the configuration is complete, click OK on the left side of Troubleshoot. The primary display device(the LCD) is indicated as '1', and the secondary display device is indicated as '2'.

  • Page 78

    If the screen of the secondary display device is displayed at 640x480 pixels, with 256 colors, change the settings to the desired screen resolution and color quality in the [Display Properties] window. Deactivating Dual View Mode Click the monitor '2' icon, clear the 'Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor' check box, and then click Apply.

  • Page 79: System Management, Using Power Management Options

    System Management Using Power Management Options Your computer includes Power Management options that can help the battery charge last longer and extend the life of the battery. Power-management options will slow down or shut off system components when the components are not being used. Power management may slow down system performance.

  • Page 80

    Everything in memory gets saved to the HDD, and the monitor and hard disk get turned off. By default, the power scheme is configured to SAMSUNG mode. SAMSUNG mode extends the battery life and optimizes the Intel Speedstep function.To use...

  • Page 81

    If You Reinstall Windows: You should re-establish hibernate in power options by opening Options Properties window and click on the Hibernate tab then click “Enable Hibernation”. Frequent Interruptions: If you experience frequent interruptions, you might also consider putting your computer into automatic hibernation after a specified number of minutes using the power management options.

  • Page 82

    Advanced Power Management Schemes This section discusses the advanced power management schemes. There are two buttons that you can use to manually conserve power. To enter the power management window complete the following: 1. Click Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance. 2.

  • Page 83: Using The Battery

    Using the Battery Please refer to the following instructions when running the computer on battery power without connecting the AC power. Please read the instructions on the battery before use. Please refer to the system operation environment (p104) of this manual and operate and store the battery at room temperature.

  • Page 84: Monitoring The Battery Charge

    Monitoring the Battery Charge To monitor in control panel Click Start > Control Panel > Performance and Management > Power Options > Power Meter tab. Power source and remaining battery charge are displayed. Using the battery Battery is an expendable supply, so when you use it for a long time, the capacity/battery life is shortened.

  • Page 85: Battery Calibration

    Battery Calibration Calibrating your battery once a month is one of the recommended methods of increasing your computer’s battery life. To calibrate the battery complete the following steps: Calibration Notes: You should start the battery calibration process with a fully charged battery, battery status LED is green.

  • Page 86

    There is one or more 256MB memory modules installed in the computer. The procedure to install additional memory is described below. To replace the memory inside the system, contact the Samsung service center. Before installing the memory module, turn off the system completely. Do not install the memory module when the system is in suspended mode.

  • Page 87

    3. Push the memory module in until the module clicks into place. If the memory module is not fixed completely, push the module while pushing the memory module latches outward. 4. Replace the memory cover and secure using a screwdriver. To remove a memory module Push the memory module latches outward until the memory module pops up, and then pull out the module at an angle of about 30°...

  • Page 88: Using The Security Lock Port

    Using the Security Lock Port The security lock is a device used to physically 'fix' the system when using it in a public place. The locking device needs to be purchased separately. The shape and methods of use may differ depending on the manufacturer. Please refer to the manual provided with the security lock for proper use.

  • Page 89: Replacing The Hard Disk Drive

    Replacing the Hard Disk Drive The procedures for replacing the hard disk will be described below. 1. Turn off the computer. 2. Using a screwdriver, remove the screw securing the hard disk, and pull out the hard disk bracket. 3. Remove the 4 screws securing the hard disk to the bracket and remove the hard disk.

  • Page 90

    6. Insert the bracket into the hard disk compartment, and secure it using the screw. After replacing the hard disk Referring to ”Reinstalling Windows XP” (p 101), reinstall Windows, and reinstall the drivers and programs referring to ”Reinstalling Software” (p 99). System Management 77...

  • Page 91: Tips For Using Your Computer

    Tips for Using Your Computer The following information helps you avoid potential problems as you use your computer: Do not try to disassemble your computer. Opening the system chassis voids your warranty. Only an authorised manufacturer service center can replace or add any parts inside the chassis.

  • Page 92: Travelling With Your Computer, Air Travel, Handling Spills

    Travelling with Your Computer Air Travel If you are travelling by air, follow these tips: • Take the computer with you as carry-on luggage. Do not check the computer with your baggage. • Allow the computer and disks to go through the X-ray security devices. Do not hand-carry disks through the walk-through metal detectors, which can cause loss of data.

  • Page 93: Storing The Computer For Long Periods

    Storing the Computer for Long Periods If possible, leave the power cord connected to the computer and an electrical outlet when the computer is not in use. This extends the life of the battery and keeps the battery fully charged. If you will not be using the computer for a long period of time (a month or more), you should charge the battery until it is completely full.

  • Page 94: Troubleshooting, Norton Antivirus, Frequently Asked Questions

    To run Norton AntiVirus proceed as follows: Click Start > All Programs > Norton AntiVirus > Norton AntiVirus 2003. The Norton Antivirus Subscription on your Samsung notebook will expire within 3 months. It is your responsibility to update the virus definitions, and renew subscription with Symantec when the subscription expires.

  • Page 95

    System Recovery Precaution: Before you start restoring your windows operating system insure you backup all data on your hard drive. Samsung is NOT responsible for any data loss. 82 Users Manual...

  • Page 96: Windows Related

    Questions and Answers This section provides information on possible problems, solutions and other references for system use. Windows Related Q1 The system does not shutdown properly. When the system does not shutdown normally, press and hold the Power button until the system manually shuts off. If the Power-Saving Mode is configured into the Power button, press and hold for more than 4 seconds to shut the system off.

  • Page 97: Display Related

    Display Related Q1 The LCD screen is blank. Adjust the LCD screen brightness. Use the <Fn>+< keys. Q2 In DOS mode, changing the full screen DOS mode by pressing <ALT+Enter> key displays a broken image for a short period. The DOS mode which supports 2 Byte characters such as Korean and Japanese runs in graphic not in text mode.

  • Page 98

    Q7 When I used an external display device with the SXGA+ system and disconnected the device from the system, the original screen resolution is not restored. In general, when using an external display device with low resolution, the LCD resolution is degraded while using the device and the original resolution is restored automatically after disconnecting the external display device.

  • Page 99: Modem Related

    Modem Related Q1 I cannot hear the modem sound. Check that the telephone line is properly connected to the modem. Check that the modem driver is installed properly. Click Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > System. Select Hardware tab > Device Manager > Modems in the System Properties window, and check if there is a yellow exclamation mark on the installed modem icon.

  • Page 100

    - Using an AT command As an initialization command, use the command, ATX3. Otherwise, enter the ATX3 command manually before making a call. It can correct this problem by skipping the dial tone check step. - Configuring the Modem through the Control Panel Click Start >...

  • Page 101

    Under See Also, click Phone and Modem Options. In the Modems tab, select the installed modem, and click Properties. In the Power Management tab of the Modem Properties window, select the "This device activates the computer in power saving mode" check box, and click OK. The above setting enables the modem to turn on the system and receive a fax when in power saving mode.

  • Page 102: Wired Lan Related

    Wired LAN Related Q1 <Wake On LAN> function <Wake On LAN> is a function that activates the system in rest mode when a signal (such as ping or magic packet commands) arrives from network (wired LAN). To use <Wake On LAN> function: Click Start >...

  • Page 103: Wireless Lan Related

    Wireless LAN Related Q1 The Wireless LAN device is operating properly, but I cannot connect to the Internet or to another computer. This is due to an incorrect configuration, or a configuration error. Check the following check lists: If you are using a computer-to-computer (Ad Hoc) network connection, check that the name of the configured network (SSID) is correct.

  • Page 104

    WPA Q815485 patch provided by Microsoft requires 802.11x, RADUIS, and authentication server. Also the patch requires the AP and the driver to support the patch. The current version of the driver does not support the WPA function. Click Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs. If you can find the Q815485 patch in the [Add or Remove Programs] window, uninstall the patch before use.

  • Page 105

    Q5 In the Windows XP 'Available wireless networks' window, the Wireless Network Connection is displayed as 'Not Available'. Check that the specific program for a wireless LAN connection is installed. Windows XP supports wireless LAN connections through the Wireless Zero Configuration (WZC) service.

  • Page 106

    through a computer-to-computer (Ad Hoc) network should be configured so that their IP addresses are within the same subnet range. - If the IP address is configured to DHCP (Obtain an IP address automatically) in TCP/IP properties, IP address is configured within the same subnet range automatically.

  • Page 107

    Q12 An established wireless LAN connection is disconnected after 2~3 minutes, and the connection is not recovered. This may be caused by channel interference. Change the channel of the AP, and reconnect. This may be caused by selecting the ’Use IEEE 802.1x network authentication’ option when IEEE 802.1x authentication is not available.

  • Page 108: Games And Programs Related

    Games and Programs Related Q1 When I pressed <Fn>+<F4/ playing a 3D game, the computer does not operate. Do not press <Fn>+<F4/ a system error. Q2 When I pressed <Fn>+<F4/ playing a game, the screen is not displayed properly. This problem may occur in some games. Use <Fn>+<F4/ launching a game, and not while playing the game.

  • Page 109: Restoring The System, Creating A Restore Point

    Restoring the System This description is only for models running Window XP. The System Restore function allows you to restore your computer to an earlier copy (called restore point), and restores the settings if a problem occurs.The System Restore function is provided by Windows XP to enable the resolution of various problems without reinstalling Windows XP completely.

  • Page 110: Returning Your Computer To An Earlier Restore Point

    2. Select "Create a restore point", and click Next. 3. In the Restore point description box, type a name to identify the restore point, and than click Create. A restore point has been created. Returning your computer to an earlier restore point The procedures to return your computer to an earlier restore point when a problem has occurred are described below.

  • Page 111

    3. Select the desired restore date from the calendar restoration and select the desired restore point from the list, and then click Next. The date of the restore point is displayed in bold font. 4. Confirm the selected restore point and click Next. System Restore shuts down Windows, and starts the restoration processes.

  • Page 112: Installing Drivers

    Reinstalling Software If you have reinstalled the Windows operating system, or the system and program do not operate properly, you can re-install the driver and program using the system software CD. The drivers and programs included in the system software CD are listed in the D:\ReadMe.htm file.

  • Page 113: Installing Programs

    Installing programs 1. In the initial screen, click Application Installation. 2. Click Standard installation in the program installation screen (standard installation is recommended). • Standard installation: Installs and recovers programs to the state of shipment. • User installation: You can select the program installation location, and other options for the program installation.

  • Page 114: Reinstalling Windows Xp, Reinstalling Windows

    Reinstalling Window may delete the data on the hard disk drive such as files, programs, etc. In order to minimize damage from data loss, please remember to always back up data. Samsung Electronics is not liable in the case of data loss, please consult your warranty statement for clarification.

  • Page 115

    3. The description for the standard installation appears. Click Yes. The installation starts, and the system will be restarted after a while. 4. After the system has restarted, the message ’Press any key to boot from CD’ appears. Do not press any key at this time. After a while the partition configuration screen appears.

  • Page 116

    If You Cannot Run Windows If you cannot run Windows, you have to boot the system with the system recovery CD, and reinstall Windows. If you boot the system from the system recovery CD, you can install Windows only with the user installation option. You cannot install with the standard installation option.

  • Page 117: Specifications, System Specification

    Specifications System Specification The following is the basic hardware specification for the purchased product. Variations may exist depending on the model type. Item Specification Intel Banias 1.3GHz~1.7GHz Cache memory L2 1MB Main memory 266 MHz DDR memory, 2 Memory slot. (You can add 128/256/512/1024 MB module additionally) Main Chipset Intel 855PM(ODEM) + ICH4-M...

  • Page 118: Product Specification, Radio Specifications

    Wireless LAN Specification (Optional) Product Specification Item Physical Dimensions Specifications operation temperature and humidity Power Specification Power Saving Mode Receiving Mode Transmission Mode Power Network Compatibility Specifications Operating System Media Access Protocol Security Radio Specifications RF Band Support Channels Device Modulation Scheme Standard Output Power Transmission Rate...

  • Page 119

    Regulatory Notice for Channel Use in France The number of channels that can be used for wireless LAN differs from country to country. In France however, use only 4 channels (channel 10, 11, 12, 13) when using wireless networks. • Standard: IEEE 802.b •...

  • Page 120

    Abbreviations A ..Amperes AC ..Alternating current ACPI ..Advanced Configuration and Power management Interface APM ..Advanced Power Management ATA.

  • Page 121

    ISA ..Industry Standard Architecture KB ..Kilobytes kg ..Kilograms LAN..Local-area network lb..

  • Page 122

    Glossary AC adapter The AC (or alternating current) adapter regulates current coming into your computer from the wall outlet. The current at the wall outlet is alternating current and needs to be changed by the adapter to DC (direct current) before your computer can use it for power.

  • Page 123

    CardBus CardBus technology enables the computer to use 32-bit PC Cards. Hardware in the computer and the Windows operating system provide support for the 32-bit cards. The voltage of 32-bit cards (3.3 volts) is lower than that of 16-bit cards (5 volts).

  • Page 124

    Hard drive Also called fixed disk. A hard drive is connected to the computer and can be installed or removed. Data written to a hard drive remains until it is overwritten or corrupted. The 2.5-inch hard drive in your computer was designed for use in a notebook computer.

  • Page 125

    PC Card PC Card stands for personal computer card. The Personal Computer Memory Card International Association (PCMCIA) defines the standards used to develop all PC Cards. PC Card types include: modems, Ethernet adapters, SCSI adapters, ATA cards, and memory cards. PC slot The PC slot is the hardware slot in the computer where the PC Card is placed.

  • Page 126

    Shadow RAM A write-protected area of RAM that contains a copy of the BIOS. As the computer boots, the BIOS is copied from its permanent location in ROM to RAM. The BIOS can be executed much faster in RAM than in ROM. The BIOS remains in shadow RAM until you turn off the computer.

  • Page 127: Using Windows 2000

    Using Windows 2000 Samsung notebook provides Windows XP or 2000 as operating system depending on the product model. Because the use of Windows XP is similar to Windows 2000, the same User Guide (Online Manual) is used regardless of operating system installed on your notebook.

  • Page 128: Reinstalling Windows 2000

    Introducing Windows Descriptions presented in ”Introducing Windows” (p 20) are applicable only to Windows XP. For Windows 2000, location of menus, shape of icons and some uses may differ from those of Windows XP. To Playback Audio or Video CD Just insert your audio or video CD into your CD drive.

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