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  • Page 1 If you need assistance: InTouch Calling within the United States (800) 457-7777 Calling from outside the United States (949) 859-4273 For more information, see page 165 in this guide. TOSHIBA ® 1110/1115 ® Center “If Something Goes Wrong” on C6626-1002M2...
  • Page 2 If you fail to do so, this product may not function properly and you may lose data or suffer other damage. TOSHIBA AMERICA INFORMATION SYSTEMS (“TOSHIBA”), ITS AFFILIATES AND SUPPLIERS DO NOT WARRANT THAT OPERATION OF THE PRODUCT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE.
  • Page 3: Fcc Notice

    : 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 between the external devices and the computer's or expansion unit's serial port, parallel port, monitor port, USB port, ®...
  • Page 4: Type Of Service

    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: If Problems Arise

    FCC. In the event repairs are ever needed on your modem, they should be performed by Toshiba Corporation, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. or an authorized representative of Toshiba.
  • Page 6 aware that compliance with the above conditions may not prevent degradation of service in some situations. Repairs to certified equipment should be coordinated by a representative designated by the supplier. Any repairs or alterations made by the user to this equipment, or equipment malfunctions, may give the telecommunications company cause to request the user to disconnect the equipment.
  • Page 7 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 8 WinDVD is a trademark of InterVideo, Inc. CompuServe is a registered trademark of America Online, Inc. 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.
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introduction ...17 This guide ... 17 Safety icons ... 18 Other icons used... 19 Other documentation ... 19 Service options ... 20 Chapter 1: Finding Your Way Around ... 21 Making sure you have everything ... 21 Front with the display closed ... 22 Back ...
  • Page 10 Keeping yourself comfortable ... 32 Precautions... 35 Setting up your computer ... 37 Setting up your software... 37 Registering your computer with Toshiba ... 39 Adding external devices ... 39 Connecting the AC adapter... 40 Charging the main battery... 41 Using the computer for the first time ...
  • Page 11 Starting again after Turn Off... 82 Using Hibernation ... 82 Starting again from Hibernation mode ... 83 Using Standby ... 84 Going into Standby mode more quickly ... 85 Starting again from Standby ... 86 Toshiba’s online resources... 86 Contents...
  • Page 12 Contents Chapter 4: Mobile Computing ... 87 Toshiba’s energy-saver design ... 87 Running the computer on battery power ... 88 Power management ... 89 Charging the battery ... 89 Charging the RTC battery... 90 Monitoring battery power ... 91 Determining remaining battery power... 91 Conserving battery power ...
  • Page 13 Lesson 8: Closing programs ... 115 Lesson 9: Creating shortcuts ... 116 Creating a shortcut to the Calculator... 116 Creating a shortcut to the Character Map ... 117 Lesson 10: Changing the screen saver... 119 Lesson 11: Setting the date and time... 121 Lesson 12: Removing objects from the desktop ..
  • Page 14 Contents Internet Service Providers... 142 Signing up with an Internet Service Provider 142 Surfing the Internet... 143 Internet features... 143 Uploading and downloading files on Exploring video features ... 144 Display settings hot key ... 145 Exploring audio features ... 146 Recording sounds...
  • Page 15 Develop good computing habits ... 196 If you need further assistance... 197 Before you call ... 197 Contacting Toshiba ... 198 Other Toshiba Internet Web sites ... 199 Toshiba’s worldwide offices ... 200 ® operating system is not working . 169 ®...
  • Page 16 Contents Appendix A: Hot Keys ... 203 Instant password security... 203 Without a password ... 203 With a password ... 203 Maintaining security when the battery Sound ... 205 Display modes ... 205 Disabling or enabling the TouchPad... 206 Keyboard hot keys ... 206 Appendix B: Power Cable Connectors...
  • Page 17: Introduction

    Your operating system offers exciting features and easy Internet access. This guide contains information about your operating system and how it functions with your Toshiba computer. For specific information on the software, see the Microsoft booklet that shipped with your computer.
  • Page 18: Safety Icons

    Introduction Safety icons If you are new to computers, or have not used a notebook computer before, read through the first couple of chapters to familiarize yourself with the components of the computer and how to turn it on. After that, seek out whatever interests you most. Safety icons This manual contains safety instructions that must be observed in order to avoid potential hazards that could result in personal...
  • Page 19: Other Icons Used

    Guides for other programs that may come preinstalled on your computer or that are available for installation on your Recovery CDs. Toshiba accessories information, which lists accessories available from Toshiba and explains how to order them. The Microsoft which explains the features of the operating system. Other documentation ®...
  • Page 20: Service Options

    Introduction Service options Service options Toshiba offers a full line of service options built around its SelectServ Toshiba’s Web site at If you have a problem or need to contact Toshiba, see Something Goes Wrong” on page warranty programs. For more information, visit
  • Page 21: Chapter 1: Finding Your Way Around

    Chapter 1 Finding Your Way Around This chapter presents a “grand tour” of your notebook computer. It serves as a reference when you need to locate specific parts of the computer. Making sure you have everything Before doing anything else, consult the Quick Start card provided with your system to make sure you received everything.
  • Page 22: Front With The Display Closed

    Finding Your Way Around Front with the display closed Front with the display closed The display latch keeps the display panel closed and locked. To open the display panel, press the display latch and raise the panel. For those systems with a floppy drive installed, the drive allows you to insert floppy disks into your computer.
  • Page 23: Back

    Back Cooling vent DC IN USB ports The cooling vent prevents the computer’s central processing unit (CPU) from overheating so that it can continue to perform at its maximum speed. CAUTION: To prevent possible overheating of the CPU, make sure you don’t block the cooling vents.
  • Page 24: Right Side

    Finding Your Way Around Right side The Network port (RJ45 jack) provides access to a LAN via Ether Ether standard Ethernet The modem port lets you use a standard RJ11 telephone cable to connect the modem directly to a standard telephone line.
  • Page 25: Left Side

    The two stacked PC Card slots support up to two Type I or Type II PC Cards, or one Type III PC Card. See Cards” on page 150 The cooling vent prevents the computer’s central processing unit (CPU) from overheating so that it can continue to perform at its maximum speed.
  • Page 26: Front With The Display Open

    Finding Your Way Around Front with the display open Front with the display open Screen Power button Keyboard Primary button The computer’s screen is a liquid crystal display (LCD) that provides clear, sharp images. The power button turns the computer on and off. If you hold the power button down for four seconds, it will reset the computer.
  • Page 27: Indicator Lights

    Finding Your Way Around Front with the display open The TouchPad enables you to move the cursor with the stroke of a finger. The primary and secondary buttons below the TouchPad act like the buttons on a mouse, with primary and secondary functions.
  • Page 28: System Indicator Panel

    Finding Your Way Around Front with the display open System indicator panel DC IN indicator Hard disk drive indicator Disc/disk indicator The DC IN indicator glows when the computer is connected to an external power source. The hard disk drive indicator flashes while the hard disk drive is being accessed.
  • Page 29: Underside

    The numeric mode light glows when the numeric overlay is on. When this light is on, pressing an overlay key types the white number printed on the key instead of typing the letter printed on the top of the key. For more information, see “Using the numeric keypad overlay”...
  • Page 30 Finding Your Way Around Underside The battery pack contains the battery. For information about replacing the battery, see page The battery release latch secures the battery cover to the computer, preventing the cover from dislodging from the computer case. “Changing the main battery” on...
  • Page 31: Chapter 2: Getting Started

    Chapter 2 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 notebook computer. Selecting a place to work Your computer is portable and designed to be used in a variety of circumstances and locations.
  • Page 32: Keeping Yourself Comfortable

    AC power source, and let it dry out completely before turning it on again. If the computer does not operate correctly after you turn it back on, contact a Toshiba authorized service provider. Keeping yourself comfortable Strain and stress injuries are becoming more common as people spend more time using their computers.
  • Page 33 If you are using an external monitor, the top of the display should be no higher than eye level. If you use a paper holder, set it at about the same height and distance as the screen. Seating and posture When using your computer, maintain good posture with your body relaxed and your weight distributed evenly.
  • Page 34 Getting Started Selecting a place to work Adjust the back of your chair so that it supports the lower curve of your spine. If necessary, use a cushion to provide extra back support. Lower-back-support cushions are available at many office supply stores. Sit with your back straight so that your knees, hips, and elbows form approximately 90-degree angles when you work.
  • Page 35: 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. Take frequent breaks to change position, stretch your muscles, and relieve your eyes.
  • Page 36 Getting Started Selecting a place to work Some PC Cards can become hot with prolonged use. If two cards are installed, both can become hot even if only one is being used. Overheating of a PC Card can result in errors or instability in its operation.
  • Page 37: Setting Up Your Computer

    Setting up your computer TECHNICAL NOTE: You must complete all set up steps up to “Setting up your software” on page 37 internal components to your computer. These components include, but are not limited to, a mouse, keyboard, printer, memory, and PC cards. Your computer contains a rechargeable high-capacity battery that needs to be charged before you can use it.
  • Page 38 Toshiba and Microsoft. Click Yes to register, or No to exit the process. NOTE: If you click No, you may register with Toshiba by clicking the Register with Toshiba icon on the desktop. If you selected Yes in step 5, enter your personal information in the registration window.
  • Page 39: Registering Your Computer With Toshiba

    Toshiba warranty worldwide at no charge to you. You can register your computer with Toshiba by double- clicking the icon on your desktop or by mailing the registration card that may ship with your computer.
  • Page 40: Connecting The Ac Adapter

    Getting Started Connecting the AC adapter Connecting the AC adapter The AC adapter enables you to power the computer from an AC outlet and to charge the computer’s batteries. The AC power light on the computer glows when the device is plugged in.
  • Page 41: Charging The Main Battery

    The AC power and battery lights glow. CAUTION: Using the wrong AC adapter could damage your computer. Toshiba assumes no liability for any damage in such cases. Never pull directly on the power cable to unplug it. Hold the power plug when removing the cable from the outlet.
  • Page 42: Using The Computer For The First Time

    Getting Started Using the computer for the first time Using the computer for the first time Opening the display panel Press the display latch and lift the display panel Opening the display panel CAUTION: To avoid damaging the display panel, don’t force it beyond the point where it moves easily.
  • Page 43: Using The Touchpad

    The AC power indicator glows when the computer is connected to an external power source. The battery light: Glows amber while the battery is being charged. Glows green when the battery is fully charged. Is unlit when the computer is not connected to an external power source.
  • Page 44: Control Buttons

    Getting Started Using the computer for the first time To move it to the left side, slide your finger from right to left. NOTE: Because the TouchPad is much smaller than the display screen, moving your cursor across the screen often means having to move your finger several times across the TouchPad in the preferred direction.
  • Page 45: Installing Additional Memory (optional)

    Click the TouchPAD ON/OFF tab. The TouchPAD ON/OFF tab view window appears. Select Disable or Enable, whichever is appropriate. Click Apply. Click OK. The Mouse Properties window closes. Close the Printers and Other Hardware window. Close the Control Panel window. Installing additional memory (optional) CAUTION: Before you install or remove a memory module, turn off the computer using the Start menu.
  • Page 46 Getting Started Installing additional memory (optional) Additional memory comes in 128 MB and 256 MB modules. There are two memory slots. Your system may have both slots occupied. CAUTION: If you use the computer for a long time, the memory modules will become hot.
  • Page 47 Installing additional memory (optional) Memory slot cover Base of a Satellite 1110/1115 computer Using a standard Phillips no. 1 screwdriver, unscrew the two screws that secure the expansion memory slot cover, then remove the memory slot cover. Put the screws and the cover in a safe place so that you can retrieve them later.
  • Page 48 Getting Started Installing additional memory (optional) Gently put the memory module connector down at an angle and press down until the clips snap into place. Do not force the module into position. The memory module should be level when secured in place. Inserting the memory module CAUTION: Avoid touching the connectors on the memory module or on the computer.
  • Page 49: Removing A Memory Module

    Removing a memory module Follow steps 1 through 5 in memory (optional)” on page Gently push the memory locks outward until the memory module pops up. Removing the memory module Gently pull the memory module diagonally to pull it out of the slot.
  • Page 50: Connecting A Printer

    Getting Started Installing additional memory (optional) Connecting a printer NOTE: Read the documentation that came with your printer. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions when connecting a local printer. NOTE: You must supply the proper printer cable. If one did not come with your printer, you may purchase one from an electronics or computer store.
  • Page 51 Installing additional memory (optional) To achieve the connection, you need a suitable USB cable, which may come with your printer. You can purchase one from a computer or electronics store. To connect a USB printer: Plug the USB connector into one of the USB ports on your computer Plug the printer’s power cable into a live AC outlet.
  • Page 52: Setting Up A Printer

    Getting Started Installing additional memory (optional) Setting up a printer If you started your computer with a printer connected and turned on, it may have been detected automatically (Plug and Play). If this is not the case, then you must install the printer driver for the model of printer that is connected to your computer.
  • Page 53 Installing additional memory (optional) Sample Add Printer Wizard Click Next. The Add Printer Wizard asks you to select your printer. TECHNICAL NOTE: If your printer is Plug and Play, the operating system recognizes it automatically. You can ignore the remainder of this section.
  • Page 54 Getting Started Installing additional memory (optional) The Add Printer Wizard prompts you to select your printer. From the list of manufacturers and printers, select your printer, then click Next. 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.
  • Page 55: Turning Off The Computer

    Turning off the computer It is a good idea to turn off your computer when you are not using it for a while. If you are using the computer for the first time, leave the computer plugged into a power source (even though the computer is off) to fully charge the main battery.
  • Page 56: Caring For Your Computer

    Cleaning the 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. CAUTION: Keep liquid, including cleaning fluid, out of the computer’s keyboard, speaker grille, and other openings.
  • Page 57: Using A Computer Lock

    Although your notebook computer is built to withstand reasonable shock and vibration, transport it in a carrying case for long trips. You can purchase a carrying case from your Toshiba dealer or visit Toshiba’s Web site at Using a computer lock You may want to secure your computer to a heavy object such as your desk.
  • Page 58 Getting Started Caring for your computer Insert the cable’s locking end into the security lock slot, then rotate the key a quarter turn and remove it. The computer is now securely locked to deter computer theft. Locking the computer...
  • Page 59: Chapter 3: Learning The Basics

    Chapter 3 Learning the Basics This chapter lists some computing tips and provides important information about basic features. Computing tips Save your work frequently. Your work temporarily stays in the computer’s memory until you save it to the disk. You will lose all unsaved work, if, for example, a system error occurs and you must restart your computer, or your battery runs out of charge while you are working.
  • Page 60: Using The Keyboard

    Learning the Basics Using the keyboard Back up your files to diskettes **(or other removable storage media)** on a regular basis. Label the backup copies clearly and store them in a safe place. If your hard disk suddenly fails, you may lose all the data on it unless you have a separate backup copy.
  • Page 61: Character Keys

    Character keys Typing with the character keys is very much like typing on a typewriter, except that: The spacebar creates a space character instead of just passing over an area of the page. The lowercase l (el) and the number 1 are not interchangeable.
  • Page 62: Windows Special Keys

    Learning the Basics Using the keyboard Windows special keys ® ® Windows special keys The keyboard provides two keys that have special functions in the operating system: The Windows The Application key has the same function as the secondary TouchPad control button (or secondary mouse button).
  • Page 63 Using the numeric keypad overlay To turn on the numeric keypad overlay, press simultaneously. The numeric mode light on the keyboard indicator panel glows when the numeric overlay is on. You can still use the overlay keys to type alphabetic characters while the numeric overlay is on.
  • Page 64: Starting A Program

    Learning the Basics Starting a program To turn off the cursor control overlay, hold down the and press keyboard indicator panel goes out. Starting a program The easiest way to start a program is to double-click the name of the file that contains the information you want to work on. To find the file, use My Computer or Windows Explorer.
  • Page 65: Printing Your Work

    To save: A file you are updating, open the program’s File menu and click Save. A new file, choose Save As from the File menu, type a name for the file, and click OK. 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 66: Using Diskettes

    Learning the Basics Using diskettes Using diskettes For those systems with a floppy drive, the 3.5-inch diskette drive, lets you use either double-density (720 KB) or high- density (1.44 MB) diskettes for data transfer and storage. Diskette drive The disc/disk activity indicator flashes when the diskette drive is in use.
  • Page 67: Backing Up Your Files

    Never touch the magnetic surface of a diskette. Fingerprints can prevent the drive from reading the data stored on a diskette. Never twist or bend a diskette. Keep diskettes at room temperature and avoid exposing them to direct sunlight. Otherwise data may be lost. Never place heavy objects on your diskettes.
  • Page 68: Using Your Dvd Drive

    Learning the Basics Using your DVD drive Click the icon for the diskette drive (3 1/2 floppy [A:]). HINT: You can also back up a file to a diskette by clicking the file (or files) you want to backup with the secondary button, then pointing to Send To and clicking 3 1/2 Floppy (A:).
  • Page 69: Dvd-rom Drive Components

    DVD-ROM drive components Your DVD-ROM drive may look like this: Eject button Manual eject hole Sample DVD-ROM drive CAUTION: Never press the eject button or turn off the computer while the drive-in-use indicator light is glowing. Doing so could damage the disc or the drive. The eject button requires power to operate.
  • Page 70: Inserting A Disc

    Learning the Basics Using your DVD drive Inserting a disc WARNING: Before playing an audio CD, turn the volume down. Playing the compact disc at maximum volume could damage your ears. To turn the volume down, use the Volume Control switch or access the Volume Control program (click Start, All Programs, Accessories, Entertainment, Volume Control).
  • Page 71 Inserting a disc CAUTION: Be careful not to touch the drive’s lens (located underneath the drive’s spindle) or the area around it. Doing so could cause the drive to malfunction. Gently press the center of the disc onto the spindle until it locks into place.
  • Page 72: Playing An Audio Cd

    Learning the Basics Using your DVD drive Playing an audio CD Insert an audio CD and close the disc tray. The computer automatically detects a disc in the drive and opens the Audio CD window. To play an audio CD select the Play Audio CD using Windows Media Player option and click OK.
  • Page 73 Rewind Play Stop Previous track Next track Mute Sample Windows Media The Windows Media an ordinary compact disc player: To play the CD or to pause, click the Play/Pause button on the CD Player control panel. To stop the CD, click the Stop button. Learning the Basics Using your DVD drive Fast forward...
  • Page 74: Playing A Dvd

    Learning the Basics Using your DVD drive Playing a DVD This manual has an entire chapter devoted to using WinDVD. For information about how to play back a DVD, see “WinDVD™” on page Viewing the contents of a CD or DVD CDs and DVDs contain files just like diskettes and the hard disk.
  • Page 75: Removing A Disc With The Computer Off

    Removing a disc with the computer off Insert a slender object, such as a straightened paper clip, into the manual eject button access hole. CAUTION: Never use a pencil to press the manual eject button. Pencil lead can break off inside the computer and damage it. Pull the tray fully open, remove the disc and place it in its protective cover.
  • Page 76: Setting Up For Communications

    Learning the Basics Setting up for communications Setting up for communications To communicate across the telephone lines with another computer, you need: The computer’s modem A telephone line An Internet Service Provider (ISP) To connect to the Internet, you need a Web browser, such as ®...
  • Page 77: Powering Down The Computer

    the telephone number for the dial-up connection. To set up the network connection, use the Dial-Up Networking Wizard: Click Start and point to All Programs. Point to Accessories, then to Communications. Click Network Setup Wizard or Network Connections. Enter the phone number of your network connection and let the program dial the number.
  • Page 78: Using Turn Off Or Shut Down

    Learning the Basics Using Turn Off or Shut down or receive the files while you are asleep. This option is called Auto Power On. TECHNICAL NOTES: Before using any of these options to power down your computer, save your files and make sure the disk activity lights are off.
  • Page 79: Hibernation Command

    Select Shut down from the drop-down list. Click OK. The computer shuts down completely. NOTE: Holding the shift key while the Turn Off computer Windows dialog box is open, changes the Stand By button to hibernate. For more information about setting up hibernation command”...
  • Page 80: Standby Command

    Learning the Basics Using Turn Off or Shut down When starting up again, the computer returns to the state in which you left it, including all open programs and files you were using. For more information about the Hibernation command, see “Using Hibernation”...
  • Page 81: Turning Off More Quickly

    You can also turn off the computer by pressing the power button or closing the display panel. To use either of these methods, you first need to turn on the feature in the Toshiba Power Management Utility. Click Start, Control Panel, then Performance and Maintenance.
  • Page 82: Starting Again After Turn Off

    Learning the Basics Using Hibernation Starting again after Turn Off To start the computer up again, press and release the power button. The on/off light turns on. Using Hibernation Follow these steps to power down the computer using Hibernation: Click Start, select Turn off computer. The Turn off computer dialog box appears.
  • Page 83: Starting Again From Hibernation Mode

    Double-click the Toshiba Power Management Utility icon. Click the Advanced tab, and select the options you want. When I press the power button Set this option to Hibernate for the computer to go into Hibernate mode when you press the power button.
  • Page 84: Using Standby

    Learning the Basics Using Standby If you put the computer in Hibernation mode by closing the display panel, you can start it again by opening the display panel. NOTE: If your computer is running on batteries, you cannot start it again by opening the display panel.
  • Page 85: Going Into Standby Mode More Quickly

    Toshiba’s Power Saver utility. Open the Start menu, then click Control Panel. Click the Performance and Maintenance icon, and then click the Toshiba Power Management icon. Click the Advanced tab. Select Standby for the options you want. When I press the power button Set this option to Standby to put the computer into Standby mode when you press the power button.
  • Page 86: Starting Again From Standby

    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 87: Chapter 4: Mobile Computing

    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 while...
  • Page 88: Running The Computer On Battery Power

    This is normal for all batteries. To purchase a new battery pack, see your accessories information that shipped with your computer, or visit the Toshiba Web site at: To ensure that the battery maintains its maximum capacity, operate the computer on battery power at least once a month until the battery is fully discharged.
  • Page 89: Power Management

    Users who are not completely familiar with the power management component of the system should use the preset configuration. For assistance with setup changes, contact Toshiba’s InTouch Center. Charging the battery NOTE: Battery charge time may vary depending on the applications, power management settings, and features used.
  • Page 90: Charging The Rtc Battery

    Mobile Computing Charging the battery To ensure that the battery charges to its full capacity, wait until it reaches room temperature (50 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit, 10 to 26 degrees Celsius). The battery is almost completely discharged. Leave the power connected, and the battery should begin charging after a few minutes.
  • Page 91: Monitoring Battery Power

    Click Start, Control Panel, then Performance and Maintenance. Double-click the Toshiba Power Management Utility icon. The current power source and battery power remaining section displays the current charge state of the battery.
  • Page 92: Conserving Battery Power

    Mobile Computing Monitoring battery power Click the Battery Power Meter tab. Sample Toshiba Power Management Battery Power Meter tab TECHNICAL NOTE: The computer drains the battery faster at low temperatures. Check your remaining charge frequently if you are working in temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Page 93: What To Do When The Battery Runs Low

    Toshiba’s power-saving options greatly increase the length of time you can use the computer before it becomes necessary to recharge the battery. Toshiba has combined these options into preset power usage modes. What to do when the battery runs low...
  • Page 94: Changing The Main Battery

    To set an alarm: Click Start, Control Panel, then Performance and Maintenance. Double-click the Toshiba Power Management Utility icon. Click the Alarm tab and set the alarm, as desired. Sample Toshiba Power Management Alarm tab...
  • Page 95: Removing The Battery From The Computer

    Removing the battery from the computer Save your work. Turn off the computer via the Start menu or place it in Hibernate mode according to the instructions in Hibernation” on page Remove all cables connected to the computer. Close the display panel and turn the computer upside down with the front side of the computer facing you.
  • Page 96: Maximizing Battery Life

    Mobile Computing Taking care of your battery Avoid touching the metal terminals of the battery with another metal object. Short-circuiting the battery can cause it to overheat and may cause damage to the battery or the computer. Do not incinerate a spent battery, as this could cause it to explode and release toxic materials.
  • Page 97: Disposing Of Used Batteries Safely

    flashes or there is some other warning to indicate a low battery, go to step 4. Connect the AC adaptor to the computer and the power cord to a power outlet. The DC-IN or AC power-light LED should glow green, and the Battery LED should glow amber to indicate that the battery pack is being charged.
  • Page 98: Traveling Tips

    Always travel with the computer in a carrying case. Toshiba offers a choice of carrying cases for the computer. They all provide plenty of extra space for manuals, power cables, compact discs and diskettes.
  • Page 99: Chapter 5: Getting To Know The Windows Xp Operating System

    Chapter 5 Getting to Know the Windows System This chapter introduces the Windows by guiding you through a few basic tasks. If you have used a Windows will find the Windows Whether you have used a Windows the skill and confidence you will gain from this chapter will more than offset the short amount of time spent going through these lessons.
  • Page 100: Lesson 1: Exploring The Desktop

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Lesson 1: Exploring the desktop Lesson 1: Exploring the desktop The desktop is the launching pad for everything you can do in the Windows start programs, find documents, set up system components, and perform most other computing tasks.
  • Page 101 The icons initially displayed on your system desktop include: Toshiba Access—Opens a window with links to software updates, services and support, and other important benefits. Recycle Bin—Holds files you’ve deleted using the Windows Explorer.
  • Page 102: Windows ® Xp File System

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Lesson 1: Exploring the desktop Taskbar Each time you open a program, a button associated with that program appears on the taskbar. With some programs, a button appears on the taskbar for each document or window you open.
  • Page 103: Lesson 2: Using The Touchpad And Control Buttons Together

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Lesson 2: Using the TouchPad and control buttons together Computers can be connected together to form a network, so that programs, documents and other data can be quickly and easily shared between computers. You can use the My Computer feature on the Start menu to access any file in the Windows For more information, read the Microsoft documentation that...
  • Page 104 Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Lesson 2: Using the TouchPad and control buttons together With the pointer in an empty area of the desktop, click the secondary button (the right-hand button) to open the desktop shortcut menu. As the name implies, shortcut menus provide quick access to many operating system features.
  • Page 105 Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Lesson 2: Using the TouchPad and control buttons together NOTE: If the taskbar is locked, you need to unlock it. To unlock the taskbar, place the cursor on the taskbar and click the secondary button.
  • Page 106: Lesson 3: Learning About The Internet

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Lesson 3: Learning about the Internet Lesson 3: Learning about the Internet This lesson demonstrates how to access a Web page from a window and from the taskbar. The lesson assumes you have an account with an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
  • Page 107: Lesson 4: Creating A New Document

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Lesson 4: Creating a new document This lesson teaches you how to create a text file without having to first open a program. Move the pointer to an empty area of the desktop, then click the secondary button.
  • Page 108: Lesson 5: Creating A New Folder

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Lesson 5: Creating a new folder Notice that when the document opens, there is a new button on the taskbar that reads My New Doc- Notepad (the name may be too long to fit into the taskbar space but, if you point to the name, the complete name is visible).
  • Page 109: Lesson 6: Starting Programs

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System The operating system displays the document as an icon on the desktop. Click the document icon and drag it toward your New Folder icon. Position the document icon over the New Folder icon until it changes color, then release the primary button.
  • Page 110 Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Lesson 6: Starting programs Sample Paint window To open the second program, click Start, then click All Programs. Point to Accessories, then click Windows Explorer. The operating system opens Windows Explorer, which provides access to all your computer’s resources.
  • Page 111: Lesson 7: Resizing, Repositioning, And Hiding Windows

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Lesson 7: Resizing, repositioning, and hiding windows Sample Windows Explorer window Notice the taskbar now has two buttons on it—one for Paint and one for Windows Explorer. Click the Paint button on the taskbar. The operating system displays the Paint program.
  • Page 112: Using The Taskbar

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Lesson 7: Resizing, repositioning, and hiding windows This lesson introduces several ways to adjust the size, shape, and position of windows open on the desktop. Using the taskbar If you have applications open on the desktop, you can rearrange them by pointing to the taskbar using the TouchPad and clicking the secondary button.
  • Page 113: Resizing And Moving Windows

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Lesson 7: Resizing, repositioning, and hiding windows Click the Maximize button in the top-right corner of the Paint window. The Paint window expands to fill the screen, hiding everything except the taskbar. Notice that the Maximize button has changed.
  • Page 114 Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Lesson 7: Resizing, repositioning, and hiding windows Repeat steps Windows Explorer, placing it on the right side of the desktop. Now that the windows are side by side, you can see how you could refer to one window while working in the other.
  • Page 115: Lesson 8: Closing Programs

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Lesson 8: Closing programs Once you are finished working with a document or program, it is a good idea to close it. While you can run several programs at the same time, having a large number of programs and documents open simultaneously can slow down your computer.
  • Page 116: Lesson 9: Creating Shortcuts

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Lesson 9: Creating shortcuts Lesson 9: Creating shortcuts By adding shortcuts to your desktop, you can open programs or files with the click of a button. You will probably want to create shortcuts for the programs you use most frequently.
  • Page 117: Creating A Shortcut To The Character Map

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Type Calculator The operating system displays the new shortcut on your desktop. Creating a shortcut to the Character Map Use this method when you don’t know the name and location of the program file. Click Start, then point to Search.
  • Page 118 Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Lesson 9: Creating shortcuts Sample Search Results dialog box HINT: Search also allows you to perform searches on the Internet. Type char and then click Search. The operating system displays a list of all the files with “char”...
  • Page 119: Lesson 10: Changing The Screen Saver

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Clicking a shortcut icon opens the program or folder immediately. You can place as many shortcuts on your desktop as you find useful. HINT: The Character Map is a useful tool when you want to add a special character to a document.
  • Page 120 Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Lesson 10: Changing the screen saver The operating system opens the Display Properties dialog box. Sample Display Properties dialog box Click the Screen Saver tab. Click the arrow beside the current option to open the screen saver list box.
  • Page 121: Lesson 11: Setting The Date And Time

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System The next lesson explains how to set two other properties—the date and time. Lesson 11: Setting the date and time You initially set the computer’s date and time properties when you turned the computer on for the first time and set up the operating system.
  • Page 122: Lesson 12: Removing Objects From The Desktop

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Lesson 12: Removing objects from the desktop Click the Time zone tab, then the drop-down list box and set your time zone. Click OK. There is a third tab, Internet Time, which when selected allows you to have Windows your time.
  • Page 123 Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Lesson 12: Removing objects from the desktop Sample Recycle Bin open on the desktop To completely remove an object, select it, and then click File, Delete. The object is permanently deleted from the Recycle Bin. Later on—in your real work, not in this tutorial—you will use the Recycle Bin to delete other objects such as folders, documents, and sometimes even programs.
  • Page 124: Lesson 13: Using System Restore

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Lesson 13: Using System Restore To delete everything from the Recycle Bin at once, choose Empty Recycle Bin from the File menu. Click Yes to confirm that you are sure. HINT: Empty the Recycle Bin periodically. Even though an item is moved to the Recycle Bin, it still uses valuable space on the hard disk drive until it is deleted from the Recycle Bin.
  • Page 125: Lesson 14: If I Am Lost, What Do I Do

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System The operating system guides you through the process of storing your system settings for future use. It also guides you through restoring your system to the selected date or time. Lesson 14: If I am lost, what do I do? This lesson teaches you how to use some of the Help and Support features in Windows ®...
  • Page 126 Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Lesson 14: If I am lost, what do I do? The left side of the screen contains the index. The text box above the index, where the cursor is flashing, lets you type in a topic you want to find in the index.
  • Page 127: Using The Online Tours And Tutorials

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System program to look at it while you read about the program in the Help topic. Using the online tours and tutorials Whether you are new to computers or you have some experience, the Windows is a good place to start.
  • Page 128: Lesson 15: Turning Off Your Computer

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Lesson 15: Turning off your computer Lesson 15: Turning off your computer It is very important that you let the Windows system shut down your computer. As it shuts down, the operating system performs a number of tasks that ensure that everything is in place the next time you turn on the computer.
  • Page 129: Chapter 6: Exploring Your Options

    Chapter 6 Exploring Your Options In this chapter, you will explore other features of your notebook computer. ® Windows XP special features The Windows features and enhancements, including: New system file protection A system restore function, allowing you to rollback the system to its previous mode An improved help center, support automation, and automatic Windows...
  • Page 130: Personalizing Your Desktop

    Exploring Your Options Personalizing your desktop Personalizing your desktop Your desktop is your virtual workspace. This section explains how to customize its features for the way you like to work. You can customize the following aspects of the desktop: Taskbar—which resources to display for quick access Active Desktop Internet to always display Desktop style—how windows are displayed and how to...
  • Page 131: Bringing The World To Your Desktop

    Bringing the world to your desktop With the Windows desktop with complete World Wide Web integration at a single click. Turning on the Web content interface The first step to bring active content to your desktop is to turn on the Web content interface: Point to an empty space on the desktop and click the secondary button.
  • Page 132: Changing Desktop And Browsing Style

    Exploring Your Options Personalizing your desktop To browse the Gallery for more components to add, click Visit Gallery. In order to browse, an active Internet connection must be established. To select some other Web site, type the address of the Web site you want or click Browse to locate it.
  • Page 133: Personalizing Individual Windows

    The My Computer window appears. Select the Tools menu, then click Folder Options. The Folder Options dialog box appears. Sample Folder Options dialog box Click the preferred options. Click Apply, then OK. Personalizing individual windows Just as you can display a Web page on your desktop, you can also display a Web page in an individual window.
  • Page 134: Customizing Window Toolbars

    Exploring Your Options Personalizing your desktop Customizing window toolbars You can display one or more customizable toolbars at the top of a window. As you browse, the operating system detects the kind of information presented in the window and automatically displays the appropriate toolbar buttons and menus.
  • Page 135: Displaying Information About Each Folder

    The elements you can add to the top of the window are: Toolbar element Address Bar Standard buttons Displays buttons for commonly used Displaying a toolbar in a window Click Start, then click My Computer. The My Computer window appears. On the View menu, point to Toolbars, then click the name of the toolbar you want to display.
  • Page 136: Using Your Computer At The Office

    Exploring Your Options Using your computer at the office Open the folder you want to view as a Web page. In the Tools menu, select Folder Options. In the Tasks section, click the button for Show common tasks in folders. Click Apply, then OK.
  • Page 137: Setting Up For Communications

    Setting up for communications In order to connect to the Internet, use an online service, or communicate across the telephone lines with another computer, you need: A modem (one comes with your computer) A telephone line A browser or communications program An Internet Service Provider (ISP) or online service if you plan to use the Internet Determining the COM port...
  • Page 138: Connecting The Modem To A Telephone Line

    Exploring Your Options Using your computer at the office To verify that the modem is set up properly, double-click the COM port to which your modem is connected. The Modem AMR Properties box appears. In the device status area, the computer should indicate whether the modem is working properly.
  • Page 139: Exchanging Data With Another Computer

    Set up a home or small office network Set up an advanced connection Click Next and follow the directions on the screen. The computer connects to the network. Exchanging data with another computer To transfer a large amount of information between computers, you need a physical connection and a synchronization program.
  • Page 140: Getting Help Transferring Files

    Exploring Your Options Connecting to the Internet Getting help transferring files Click Start, then Help and Support. The Help and Support window appears. Click the Index button. In the dialog box, type Follow the online guide instructions. Connecting to the Internet To connect to the Internet you may need: A modem (one comes with your computer) A telephone line, DSL, a cable connection, or a satellite...
  • Page 141: An Overview Of Using The Internet

    Using a modem If you’re using a modem, you connect the modem to one of the computer’s COM (communications) ports. The default setting for the modem is COM3. If you are having trouble connecting through the modem, you may need to determine the current COM port name and possibly change it.
  • Page 142: The World Wide Web

    Exploring Your Options An overview of using the Internet The World Wide Web The World Wide Web (or ‘Web’) is a subset of the Internet — a collection of interlinked documents (located on computers connected to the Internet) that work together using a specific Internet protocol called Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP).
  • Page 143: Surfing 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. To visit a desired Web site, type in the Web address. The Web address, or Uniform Resource Locator (URL), is a unique identifier for that computer system linked to the Internet.
  • Page 144: Uploading And Downloading Files On The Internet

    Exploring Your Options Exploring video features Internet news groups 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 145: Display Settings Hot Key

    Display settings hot key Using the view DVD movies or presentations on an external device. In this instance, there is an alternative way in which you can manually set the display for external viewing. Right-click anywhere on your desktop and select Properties.
  • Page 146: Exploring Audio Features

    Exploring Your Options Exploring audio features Click Apply. Click OK. Click OK. Exploring audio features You can use your computer to record sounds using an external microphone. You can play .wav sound files or audio CDs using the built-in speakers, headphones or external speakers.
  • Page 147: Adjusting Recording Settings

    Positioning Sample Sound Recorder screen Click the Record button and speak normally into the microphone. NOTE: You can only record 60 seconds at a time. When you have finished recording, click the Stop button. To hear what you just recorded, click the Play button. To save the file, select Save from the File menu.
  • Page 148: Using External Speakers Or Headphones

    Exploring Your Options Connecting a monitor, keyboard and mouse Click OK. Your new settings take effect the next time you record. 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.
  • Page 149: Changing The Display Properties Setting

    Changing the display properties setting Right-click anywhere on your desktop and select Properties. The Display Properties dialog box appears. Sample Display Properties dialog box Click the Settings tab. Slide the Screen area slider bar toward Less until the setting reads 800 x 600, then click Apply. The screen blinks momentarily while the settings are adjusted.
  • Page 150: Using Pc Cards

    Exploring Your Options Using PC Cards Using PC Cards PC Cards expand your computer’s capabilities and usefulness. You can purchase additional PC Cards from your dealer. Most PC Cards conform to the PCMCIA (Personal Computer Memory Card International Association) standard. Your computer has two stacked PC Card slots and supports three types of PC Cards: Two Type I and Type II cards.
  • Page 151: Removing Pc Cards

    To insert a PC Card: Turn off the computer. You may also hot swap a PC Card. Stop the PC Card by clicking the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the System tray. After the Safe to Remove Hardware message appears, it is safe to remove the PC Card.
  • Page 152: Hot Swapping

    Exploring Your Options Using PC Cards Hot swapping One of the great things about PC Cards is that you can replace one PC Card with another while the computer is on. This is called “hot swapping.” Hot swapping precautions Although you can insert a PC Card at any time, to avoid data loss never remove a card while it is in use.
  • Page 153: Chapter 7: Windvd

    Chapter 7 WinDVD ™ WinDVD is a software program for playing DVDs. This chapter explains how to use this program. Playing DVDs TECHNICAL NOTE: For optimum DVD performance, play DVDs while your computer is connected to AC power. For systems with a DVD-ROM drive, you can use WinDVD to play DVDs.
  • Page 154 WinDVD™ Playing DVDs Insert a DVD into the drive. The computer automatically detects the disc in the drive and will prompt you what to do. Sample DVD Drive Window NOTE: If you wish to have WinDVD run automatically, select Play DVD movie using WinDVD, then select the Always do the selected action checkbox.
  • Page 155: Using The Windvd Slider Bar (location)

    WinDVD™ Playing DVDs Sample WinDVD video window with the control panel Using the WinDVD slider bar (location) The slider bar enables you to move forward or backward through the DVD content. Move the slider bar to the left to go backward or move it to the right to go forward.
  • Page 156: Using The Windvd Control Panel

    WinDVD™ Using the WinDVD control panel Using the WinDVD control panel The WinDVD control panel resembles the control panel of a standard home DVD player. TECHNICAL NOTE: The DVD author determines what features the DVD supports. Depending on the DVD format and your computer’s hardware configuration, some of the control panel features may be unavailable when playing a DVD.
  • Page 157: Using The Control Panel Playback Buttons

    From the WinDVD control panel, you can open an expanded control panel by clicking the expanded controls button. The expanded control panel contains several advanced features. “Using WinDVD Advanced Features” on page 160 explanation of these features. Using the control panel playback buttons Once you have inserted a DVD and started WinDVD, you are ready to play the disc.
  • Page 158 WinDVD™ Using the WinDVD control panel Click this To do this Volume — click and drag the slider up to increase vol- ume and down to decrease volume. Speed Ring — enables you to control the speed at which the DVD plays. Move the slider upward to play the movie in fast forward.
  • Page 159 Using the WinDVD control panel Click this To do this Previous Chapter — skip to the previous chapter in the movie. Next Chapter — skip to the next chapter in the movie. Title Menu— opens the title menu of the inserted DVD.
  • Page 160: Maximizing The Video Window

    WinDVD™ Using WinDVD Advanced Features Click this Maximizing the video window To close the WinDVD control panel and expand the video window to fill the screen, click the Maximize button. To display the control panel again, double-click anywhere in the video window. Using WinDVD Advanced Features TECHNICAL NOTE: The DVD author determines what features the DVD supports.
  • Page 161: Using Playlists

    Sample WinDVD with expanded subpanel Using playlists TECHNICAL NOTE: The DVD author determines what features the DVD supports. Depending on the DVD format and your computer’s hardware configuration, some of the control panel features may be unavailable when playing a DVD. Unsupported features appear gray, and you cannot select them.
  • Page 162: Creating A Playlist

    WinDVD™ Using playlists Creating a Playlist To create a new playlist: Open the playlist menu by clicking the Playlist button. See “Using the WinDVD control panel” on page 156. to locate the playlist button. Sample Playlist dialog Select New Playlist from the menu. The Playlist window opens.
  • Page 163: Playing A Playlist

    Locate each file (you may select multiple files) for your playlist using the directory browser. Highlight the files and click Add, then OK to confirm your selection. After adding all the files you want to include in the new playlist, click Save List. The Save As dialog appears.
  • Page 164: Getting Help

    WinDVD™ Getting Help Sample Open Playlist dialog Locate the playlist you wish to open, then click Open. The Playlist window appears. Click Load List to open the saved playlists. Browse to the playlist you want to open then click Open and WinDVD displays the playlist.
  • Page 165: Chapter 8: 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. Your program stops responding.
  • Page 166 If Something Goes Wrong To close a program that has stopped responding in the ® Windows XP operating system: Press Ctrl The Windows Task Manager appears. Click the Applications tab. If a program has stopped responding, the words “not responding” appear beside its name in the list. Windows Task Manager Applications tab Select the program you want to close, then click End Task.
  • Page 167 Windows Task Manager Shutdown menu, Turn Off option The computer shuts down. Your program performs an illegal operation. If you receive the message, “Your program has performed an illegal operation,” you should record the details of the message and consult the software manufacturer. To record the details: Click the Details button and select the text the operating system displays.
  • Page 168: Problems When You Turn On The Computer

    If Something Goes Wrong 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.
  • Page 169: The Windows ® Operating System Is Not Working

    The Windows The computer displays the message. Make sure there is no diskette in the diskette drive. If there is one, remove it and press any key to continue. If pressing any key does not work, press Ctrl, Alt, and Del to restart the computer.
  • Page 170: Internet Problems

    If Something Goes Wrong The Windows Press F8 when your computer starts. The Windows options: Safe Mode Safe Mode (with Networking) Safe Mode (with Command Prompt) Enable Boot Logging Enable VGA Mode Last known good configuration (your most recent settings that worked) Directory services restore mode (Windows controllers only) Debugging Mode...
  • Page 171: The Windows Xp Operating System Can Help You

    other mistake makes it impossible for your browser to locate the site. My browser can’t find a site I bookmarked. The World Wide Web is constantly changing. A site you bookmarked yesterday may not be available today or its server may be down for temporary repair. Try again later. ®...
  • Page 172: A Plan Of Action

    If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict Click the Fixing a hardware problem or other appropriate link. Choose from specific topics and follow the steps. If there is still a problem, the operating system should display a message that explains what the conflict is. A plan of action The smooth operation of the system depends on the interaction of all devices, programs, and features.
  • Page 173 Plug and Play With Plug and Play and the Windows avoiding hardware conflicts is easy. Plug and Play is a computer standard that helps the system BIOS (basic input/ output system) and the operating system to automatically assign resources to Plug and Play-compliant devices. In theory, if every device connected to the computer is Plug and Play-compliant, no two devices will compete for the same system resources.
  • Page 174: Fixing A Problem With Device Manager

    If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict Fixing a problem with Device Manager Device Manager provides a way to check and change the configuration of a device. CAUTION: Changing the default settings using Device Manager can cause other conflicts that make one or more devices unusable. Device Manager is a configuration tool for advanced users who understand configuration parameters and the ramifications of changing them.
  • Page 175 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. To check a device’s properties: Click Start.
  • Page 176: Memory Card Problems

    If the error recurs without the memory module installed, the error is not caused by the memory module. NOTE: Toshiba recommends using only memory approved by Toshiba. Power and the batteries Your computer receives its power through the AC adapter and power cable or from the system batteries (main battery and optional secondary battery).
  • Page 177 Let the battery discharge completely, then try charging it again. Check the power options using the Toshiba Power Management Utility. Have you added a device, such as a PC Card or memory module, that takes its power from the...
  • Page 178: Keyboard Problems

    If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict For more information on maximizing battery power, see “Charging the battery” on page Keyboard problems If, when you type, strange things happen or nothing happens, the problem may be related to the keyboard itself. The keyboard produces unexpected characters.
  • Page 179 If you are using the built-in screen, make sure the display priority is not set for an external monitor. To do this, press Fn and F5 simultaneously (once). If this does not correct the problem, press Fn and F5 simultaneously again to return the display priority to its previous setting.
  • Page 180: Disk Drive Problems

    If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict 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 181 To run Error-checking: Click Start, then click My Computer. Right-click the drive you want to check. The drive’s properties box appears. Click on Properties. Click the Tools tab. Click the Check now button. The Check Disk box appears (for example, Check Disk You can choose one or both options: Automatically fix file system errors Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors...
  • Page 182: Dvd-rom Drive Problems

    If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict A diskette will not go into the external diskette drive. You may already have a diskette in the drive. Make sure the drive is empty. You may be inserting the diskette incorrectly. Hold the diskette with the hub side facing down, and insert it so that the metal head window cover goes into the drive first.
  • Page 183 Examine the disc to see whether it is dirty. If necessary, wipe it with a clean cloth dipped in water or a neutral cleaner. Replace the disc in the tray. Make sure it is lying flat, label side uppermost. Press the disc down until it locks on the spindle.
  • Page 184 If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict may impact the playback performance of the WinDVD player. WinDVD controls are disabled. Controls may be grayed out by commands on the DVD. For example, it is common for DVD movie titles to disable fast- forward and rewind during the legal notices at the beginning of a movie.
  • Page 185 for example, by installing a new graphics or audio card may impact performance. Some software changes may also impact playback performance (for example, downloading new drivers from the Web). Before installing a new hardware or software component on your system, check for any potential conflicts between its resource requirements and your current system configuration.
  • Page 186 If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict WinDVD problems: Content issues Movies exhibit poor performance of “Director's Commentary” or other similar optional content versions. Some movies may exhibit poor performance of these features. In particular, the video portion of the movie may become jerky or show pauses.
  • Page 187 WinDVD: Error messages This table offers descriptions and resolutions for error messages that may appear when using WinDVD. Error message and additional information The disc in the DVD-ROM drive is not a valid disc type. Valid disc types are DVD-Video and audio CD. ®...
  • Page 188 If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict Error message and additional information WinDVD cannot display the selected resolution due to system limitations. The screen size exceeds the allowable display limit. There are not enough sys- tem resources to play the DVD at the selected setting.
  • Page 189 Error message and additional information There is a problem with the copy protection system within the DVD-ROM drive. Playback cannot con- tinue. The DVD-ROM drive failed to authenticate (authorize playback of) the DVD disc. There may be a problem with the DVD- ROM drive.
  • Page 190 If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict Error message and additional information Permission to play is denied. Please check the Parental Control setting. The Parental Control set- ting of WinDVD is lower than the Parental Control level of the content being played.
  • Page 191: Sound System Problems

    Sound system problems You do not hear any sound from the computer. Adjust the volume control. 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.
  • Page 192 If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict Other cards must be set up before you can use them. Use the ® Windows XP PC Card (PCMCIA) Wizard to set up the card. Refer to your Microsoft information, or refer to the documentation that came with the PC Card.
  • Page 193 Click My Computer icon with the secondary button, then click Properties. The System Properties dialog box appears. Click the Hardware tab. Click the Device Manager button. Double-click the category listed as PCMCIA adapter. The operating system displays your PC Card’s Properties dialog box, which contains information about your PC Card configuration and status.
  • Page 194: Printer Problems

    If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict Turn off the computer. Connect the AC adapter and power cable. Keep the computer plugged in for about three hours with the power turned off. The problem may also be caused by a conflict with any additional memory in your system.
  • Page 195: Modem Problems

    You may have connected the printer while the computer is on. Disable Standby mode, turn off the computer, and turn off the printer. Turn the printer back on, make sure it is on line, then turn the computer back on. Try printing another file.
  • Page 196: Develop Good Computing Habits

    If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits The modem is on, set up properly and still will not transmit or receive data. Make sure the line has a dial tone. Connect a telephone handset to the line to check this. The other system may be busy or off line.
  • Page 197: If You Need Further Assistance

    Since some problems may be related to the operating system or the program you are using, it is important to investigate other sources of assistance first. Try the following before contacting Toshiba: Review the troubleshooting information in your Windows If the problem occurs while you are running a program, consult the program’s documentation for troubleshooting...
  • Page 198: Contacting Toshiba

    If Something Goes Wrong If you need further assistance For the number of a Toshiba dealer near you in the United States, call: (800) 457-7777. Contacting Toshiba If you still need help and suspect that the problem is hardware-related, Toshiba offers a variety of resources to help you.
  • Page 199: Other Toshiba Internet Web Sites

    Other Toshiba Internet Web sites If Something Goes Wrong Other Toshiba Internet Web sites Worldwide Toshiba corporate site Marketing and product information in the USA Canada Europe Japan Mexico and all of Latin America...
  • Page 200: Toshiba's Worldwide Offices

    If Something Goes Wrong Toshiba’s worldwide offices 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 201 Italy Progetto Elettronica 92 s.r.l. Viale Certosa 138, 20156 Milano Italy Luxembourg Toshiba Information Systems Benelux B.V. Rivium Boulevard 41 2909 LK, Capelle a/d IJssel The Netherlands Morocco C.B.I. 22 Rue de Béthune Casablanca Morocco Norway Scribona Norge A/S Toshiba PC Service Stalfjaera 20 P.O.
  • Page 202 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 Spain Toshiba Information Systems (España) S.A. Parque Empresarial San Fernando...
  • Page 203: 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. Instant password security Without a password The Fn + F1 key combination turns off the display and...
  • Page 204: Maintaining Security When The Battery Isn't Fully Charged

    Hot Keys Instant password security the display’s content reappear. The Windows system log-on screen will appear, prompting you for a password. After typing in the password for the current user, press Enter. To activate the password feature: Click Start, Control Panel. Click Appearances and Themes.
  • Page 205: Sound

    Follow the steps listed in the Windows help to set up your password-protected screen saver. To ensure the password protection is activated after pressing Fn + F1 (to activate instant security), wait ten seconds before walking away from the computer. Sound volume levels.
  • Page 206: 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 and off. off. off. For more information, see “Disabling or enabling the This hot key turns the cursor control overlay on This hot key turns the numeric overlay on and...
  • Page 207: Appendix B: Power Cable Connectors

    Appendix B Power Cable Connectors Your notebook 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...
  • Page 208 Power Cable Connectors - Blank Page -...
  • Page 209: Glossary

    Glossary TECHNICAL NOTE: Some features defined in this glossary may not be available on your computer. Acronyms The following 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...
  • Page 210 Glossary DIMM DSTN DVD-ROM digital versatile (or video) disc read-only memory EPROM HTML IEEE LPT1 MIDI NTFS direct memory access dual inline memory module disk operating system dots per inch dual supertwist nematic digital versatile (or video) disc enhanced capabilities port erasable programmable read-only memory file allocation table Federal Communications Commission...
  • Page 211 PCMCIA SCSI SDRAM SRAM SVGA Terms The following 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 212 Glossary 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. Applications include word processors, spreadsheets, and database management systems.
  • Page 213 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.
  • Page 214 Glossary color palette — A set of specified colors that establishes the colors that can be displayed on the screen at a particular time. compatibility — The extent to which computers, programs, or devices can work together harmoniously, using the same commands, formats, or language as another.
  • Page 215 direct memory access (DMA) — A dedicated channel, bypassing the CPU, that enables direct data transfer between memory and a device. directory — See folder. 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.
  • Page 216 Glossary driver — See device driver. 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.
  • Page 217 — The physical components of a computer system. Compare software. Hibernate — 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 218 Glossary hot key — (1) A feature in which certain keys in combination with key can set system options or control system parameters, such as the battery save mode. (2) A key or combination of keys that activates a memory resident program. hot swapping —...
  • Page 219 liquid crystal display (LCD) — A type of display that uses a liquid substance between two transparent electrode panels. When an electric current passes through the electrodes, the molecules in the liquid form a crystalline pattern that polarizes the light passing through it.
  • Page 220 Glossary multimedia — A combination of two or more media, such as sound, animation, and video in a computer program or presentation. Musical Instrument Digital Interface — See MIDI. network — A collection of computers and associated devices that are connected by communications facilities. A network allows you to share data and peripheral devices, such as printers, with other users and to exchange electronic mail.
  • Page 221 PC Card — A credit-card-sized expansion card designed to increase the capabilities of notebook computers. PC Cards provide functions such as modem, fax/modem, hard disk drive, network adapter, sound card, or SCSI adapter. peripheral — Any device, such as a printer or joystick, that is attached to the computer and controlled by the computer’s CPU.
  • Page 222 Glossary removable disk — A disk that can be removed from a disk drive. A diskette is one example of a removable disk. resolution — A measure of the sharpness of the images that can be produced by a printer or displayed on a screen. For a printer, resolution is expressed in dots per inch (dpi).
  • Page 223 Standby — A feature of some Windows allows you to turn off the computer without exiting your open applications and to continue from where you left off when you turn the computer on again. Suspend — A feature of some Windows allows you to turn off the computer without exiting your open applications and to continue from where you left off when you turn the computer on again.
  • Page 224 Glossary...
  • Page 225: Index

    Index AC adapter 28, 40, 43 AC power light 110, 124 Accessories programs audio features avoiding injury battery caring for changing charge not lasting 55, 90 charging conserving power disposal installing 27, 43, 91 light monitoring power not charging removing RTC (real-time clock) battery cover latch...
  • Page 226 Character Map charging main battery RTC (real-time clock) battery checking device properties cleaning CD or DVDs computer diskettes click closing programs comfort chair lighting work habits commands Hibernate powering down Standby communications programs setting up system resources via modem compact discs inserting problem solving removing...
  • Page 227 system tray 102, 112 taskbar Device Manager checking properties disabling a device dial-up connection Dial-Up Networking Wizard Digital Subscriber Lines (DSL) Digital Versatile Discs DirectShow DirectX Foundation disk activity light Disk Defragmenter disk drive corrupted/damaged data files missing files/trouble accessing a disk running slow diskette drive...
  • Page 228 expansion memory slot cover external monitor 136, 148 connecting not working external speakers FAT (File Allocation Table) files 60, 67 backing up copying to diskette printing 59, 64 saving transferring folders displaying information front panel function keys hard disk drive 28, 43 light hardware conflicts...
  • Page 229 function keys hot keys indicator panel 168, 178 not working numeric keypad overlay overlay keys unexpected characters Windows special keys lights 28, 40, 43 AC power 27, 43, 91 battery caps lock cursor control mode disk activity diskette activity diskette drive DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive 28, 43 hard disk drive...
  • Page 230 PC Card inserted computer will not power up 197, 198 contacting Toshiba corrupted/damaged data files Device Manager disabling a device disk drive is slow display is blank DVD-ROM controls are gray drive tray doesn’t eject...
  • Page 231 171, 172 hardware conflict hardware conflict caused by legacy device Help high-pitched noise illegal operation Internet bookmarked site not found Internet connection is slow keyboard not responding keyboard produces unexpected characters missing files/trouble accessing a disk modem not receiving or 195, 196 transmitting no sound...
  • Page 232 Toshiba Forum Internet Web sites online services Toshiba Accessories information TouchPad using using with control buttons transferring files transferring information between computers traveling tips Turn Off restarting from...
  • Page 233 PC Cards Standby video features exploring volume, adjusting alarm warranty SelectServ Web address Web browsers Web content interface Web sites Web sites,Toshiba windows hiding repositioning 111, 113 resizing Windows Explorer Windows Help Windows Media Player Windows Standby Windows XP change date and time settings...

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