® Satellite Series User’s Guide If you need assistance: ❖ Toshiba’s Support Web site pcsupport.toshiba.com ❖ Toshiba Global Support Centre Calling within the United States (800) 457-7777 Calling from outside the United States (949) 859-4273 For more information, see page 174 in this guide.
TOSHIBA AMERICA INFORMATION SYSTEMS, INC. (“TOSHIBA”), ITS AFFILIATES AND SUPPLIERS DO NOT WARRANT THAT OPERATION OF THE PRODUCT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE. YOU AGREE THAT TOSHIBA,...
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 parallel port, monitor port, USB port, PS/2 port microphone jack (Port availability depends on model selected).
Contact either: ❖ Toshiba’s Support Web site at pcsupport.toshiba.com. ❖ Or call the Toshiba Global Support Centre: Within the United States at (800) 457-7777 Outside the United States at (949) 859-4273 Industry Canada Requirement This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
If trouble is experienced with this equipment, for repair or limited warranty information, please contact Toshiba Corporation, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. or an authorized representative of Toshiba, or the Toshiba Support Centre within the United States at (800) 457-7777 or Outside the United States at (949) 859-4273.
Alarm Equipment If your home has specially wired alarm equipment connected to the telephone line, ensure the installation of this equipment does not disable your alarm equipment. If you have questions about what will disable alarm equipment, consult your telephone company or a qualified installer. Instructions for IC CS-03 Certified Equipment NOTICE: The Industry Canada label identifies certified equipment.
Wireless Interoperability The TOSHIBA Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card products are designed to be interoperable with any wireless LAN product that is based on Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) radio technology, and is compliant to: ❖ The IEEE 802.11 Standard on Wireless LANs (Revision A/B/G), as defined and approved by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
The radiated output power of the TOSHIBA Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card is far below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, the TOSHIBA Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card shall be used in such a manner that the potential for human contact during normal operation is minimized. The antenna(s) used for this transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
EU Declaration of Conformity TOSHIBA declares that this product conforms to the following Standards: This product is carrying the CE-Mark in accordance with the related European Directives. The party responsible for CE-Marking is TOSHIBA Europe GmbH, Hammfelddamm 8, 41460 Neuss, Germany.
Modem Warning Notice Conformity Statement The equipment has been approved to [Commission Decision “CTR21”] for pan- European single terminal connection to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). However, due to differences between the individual PSTNs provided in different countries/regions the approval does not, of itself, give an unconditional assurance of successful operation on every PSTN network termination point.
2. If this equipment causes RF interference to other radio stations, promptly change the frequency being used, change the location of use, or turn off the source of emissions. 3. Contact TOSHIBA Direct PC if you have problems with interference caused by this product to Other Radio Stations. 2. Indication The indication shown below appears on this equipment.
JAPAN APPROVALS INSTITUTE FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT Approval Number: D01-1128JP TELECOM ENGINEERING CENTER Approval Number: 03NY.A0018, 03GZDA0017 The following restrictions apply: ❖ Do not disassemble or modify the device. ❖ Do not install the embedded wireless module into other device. ❖ 5.17 GHz to 5.23 GHz for indoor use only.
Europe - Restrictions for use of 2.4 GHz Frequencies in European Community Countries België/ For private usage outside buildings across public grounds over less than Belgique: 300m no special registration with IBPT/BIPT is required. Registration to IBPT/BIPT is required for private usage outside buildings across public grounds over more than 300m.
802.11a (5 GHz) Australia Canada France Ireland Luxembourg Norway Switzerland Turbo Mode (5 GHz) Canada Europe - Restrictions for Use of 5 GHz Frequencies in European Community Countries European Community Countries Austria Belgium, France, Switzerland/Lichtenstein Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, UK...
❖ This device must not be operated in ad-hoc mode using channels in the 5 GHz bands in the European Community. Ad-hoc mode provides a direct communication between two client devices without a Wireless LAN Access Point. ❖ This device must be used with Access Points that have employed and activated a radar detection feature required for European Community operation in the 5 GHz bands.
802.11a (5 GHz) Australia Canada France Ireland Luxembourg Norway Switzerland Turbo Mode (5 GHz) Canada Approved Countries/Regions for use for the Intel PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI Adapter This equipment is approved to the radio standard by the countries/regions in the following table.
Approved Countries/Regions for use for the Toshiba Mini PCI Wireless LAN Card This equipment is approved to the radio standard by the countries/regions in the following table. Do not use this equipment except in the countries/regions in the following table.
11a, 11b, 11g and 11n wireless are based on IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n respectively. The IEEE 802.11n specification has not been finalized and is currently in draft release. The TOSHIBA 11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Adapters are based on the Draft Release, Version 1.0, of the IEEE 802.11n specification.
Always use Bluetooth cards from TOSHIBA in order to enable wireless networks over two or more (up to a total of seven) TOSHIBA portable computers using these cards. Please contact TOSHIBA computer product support on Web site http://www.toshiba- europe.com/computers/tnt/bluetooth.htm in Europe or...
Approved Countries/Regions for use (Bluetooth technology) ® Bluetooth Card from Toshiba equipment is approved to the radio standard by the countries/regions in the following table. Do not use this equipment except in the countries/regions in the following table. Australia Bulgaria...
The radiated output power of the Bluetooth Card from TOSHIBA is far below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, the Bluetooth Card from TOSHIBA shall be used in such a manner that the potential for human contact during normal operation is minimized.
2. If this equipment causes RF interference to other radio stations, promptly change the frequency being used, change the location of use, or turn off the source of emissions. 3. Contact TOSHIBA Direct PC if you have problems with interference caused by this product to Other Radio Stations. 2. Indication The indication shown below appears on this equipment.
CD-RW drive, Multi-drive or any other optical drive. You could damage the drive. You would also be exposed to laser light or other safety hazards, resulting in serious injury. Always contact an authorized Toshiba service provider, if any repair or adjustment is required.
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Keeping yourself comfortable ...40 Precautions...40 Important information on your computer’s Setting up your computer ...42 Setting up your software...42 Registering your computer with Toshiba ...43 Adding optional external devices...43 Connecting to a power source ...44 Charging the main battery...46 cooling fan ...41...
Contents Using the computer for the first time ...47 Opening the display panel ...47 Your computer’s features and specifications ...48 Turning on the power...48 Adding memory (optional) ...49 Installing a memory module ...49 Removing a memory module...55 Checking total memory ...56 Hard Drive Recovery Utilities ...57 Creating Recovery CDs/DVDs ...58 Hard Disk Drive Recovery options ...59...
Customizing your computer’s settings...84 Caring for your computer...84 Cleaning the computer ...84 Moving the computer...84 Using a computer lock ...85 Chapter 2: Learning the Basics... 86 Computing tips ...86 Using the keyboard ...88 Character keys ...88 Making your keyboard emulate a full-size Ctrl, Fn, and Alt keys ...89 Function keys...89 Special Windows...
Contents Removing a disc with the computer off ...103 Caring for CD or DVD discs ...103 Toshiba’s online resources ...103 Chapter 3: Mobile Computing...104 Toshiba’s energy-saver design...104 Running the computer on battery power ...104 Battery Notice ...105 Power management ...106 Using additional batteries ...106...
Inserting an ExpressCard™ ...136 Removing an ExpressCard™ ...136 Using the Bridge Media Adapter Slot ...137 Inserting memory media...138 Removing memory media...138 Using the i.LINK Chapter 5: Toshiba Utilities...140 TOSHIBA Assist ...141 Connect...142 Secure...143 Protect & Fix ...144 Optimize...145 TOSHIBA Application Installer...146 Setting passwords ...147...
Contents Using a supervisor password...148 Using a user password ...149 Deleting a user password...150 TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool Utility...151 TOSHIBA SD™ Memory Card Format Utility ...152 Mouse Utility...153 Toshiba Hardware Setup...154 TOSHIBA Zooming Utility...156 TOSHIBA Button Support...157 CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer ...158 TOSHIBA Accessibility ...159...
If you need further assistance...204 Before you contact Toshiba ...204 Contacting Toshiba ...205 Other Toshiba Internet Web sites...205 Toshiba’s worldwide offices...206 Appendix A: Hot Keys/TOSHIBA Cards ... 208 Hot Key Cards ...208 Using the Hot Key Cards ...209 Application Cards...210 Using the Application Cards...211 Card Case...211...
Contents Hibernation mode ...217 Display modes ...218 Display brightness ...219 Disabling or enabling wireless devices...220 Disabling or enabling the TouchPad Changing screen resolution ...222 Keyboard hot key functions ...223 Appendix B: Power Cord/Cable Connectors...224 Glossary...225 Index...239 Dual Mode Pad ...221 ™...
Introduction Welcome to the world of powerful, portable, multimedia computing. With your Toshiba notebook computer, your work and entertainment can accompany you wherever you go. NOTE This notebook is compatible with European Union Directive 2002/95/EC, Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS), which restricts use of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, PBB, and PBDE.
Toshiba’ s Web site at pcsupport.toshiba.com. While Toshiba has made every effort at the time of publication to ensure the accuracy of the information provided herein, product specifications, configurations, prices, system/component/options availability are all subject to change without notice.
Safety icons This manual contains safety instructions that must be observed to avoid potential hazards that could result in personal injuries, damage to your equipment, or loss of data. These safety cautions have been classified according to the seriousness of the risk, and icons highlight these instructions as follows: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
To stay current on the most recent software and hardware options for your computer, and for other product information, be sure to regularly check the Toshiba Web site at pcsupport.toshiba.com. If you have a problem or need to contact Toshiba, see Goes Wrong” on page 174.
Chapter 1 Getting Started This chapter provides tips for working comfortably, summarizes 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.
Extreme heat, cold, or humidity. ❖ Liquids and corrosive chemicals. Keeping yourself comfortable The Toshiba Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort, that shipped with your computer, contains helpful information for setting up your work environment and tips for working comfortably throughout the day.
❖ Never turn off the computer if a drive light indicates a drive is active. Turning off the computer while it is reading from or writing to a disk/disc or flash media may damage the disk/disc or flash media, the drive, or both. ❖...
Getting Started Setting up your computer Setting up your computer TECHNICAL NOTE: You must complete all setup steps up to and including external or internal components to your computer. These components include, but are not limited to, a mouse, keyboard, printer, memory, and PC Cards.
If you decide not to register at that time, you can either double-click the Toshiba Registration icon on your desktop or go to the Toshiba Web site at www.register.toshiba.com Product Registration will not diminish Customer rights under the Toshiba limited Warranty.
TOSHIBA Battery Charger (that may have been provided with your computer), or use AC adaptors and battery chargers specified by TOSHIBA to avoid any risk of fire or other damage to the computer. Use of an incompatible AC adaptor or Battery Charger could cause fire or damage to the computer possibly resulting in serious injury.
To connect AC power to the computer: Connect the power cord/cable to the AC adaptor. (Sample Illustration) Connecting the power cord/cable to the AC adaptor Handling the cord on this product will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Getting Started Charging the main battery The computer’s main battery light gives you an indication of the main battery’s current charge: ❖ Glows amber while the main battery is being charged (AC adaptor connected) ❖ Glows blue when the main battery is fully charged ❖...
NOTE Battery life and charge time may vary depending on the applications, power management settings, and features used. Using the computer for the first time The computer is now ready for you to turn it on and begin using it. Opening the display panel Slide the display latch to the right.
Getting Started Using the computer for the first time Your computer’s features and specifications Certain notebook chassis are designed to accommodate all possible configurations for an entire product Series. Your select model may not have all the features and specifications corresponding to all of the icons or switches shown on the notebook chassis, unless you have selected all those features.
NOTE Before adding external devices or memory, Toshiba recommends setting up your software. See Installing a memory module Memory modules can be installed in the memory module slots on the base of the computer.
Getting Started Adding memory (optional) Installing a memory module with the computer’s power on may damage the computer, the module, or both. The computer has two memory slots—Slot A and Slot B. You can install one or two memory modules. Before you install or remove a memory module, turn off the computer using the Start menu.
Close the display panel and turn the computer upside down to locate the memory module slot cover. (Sample Illustration) Locating the memory module slot cover Using a small Phillips screwdriver, loosen the captive screw that secures the memory module slot cover. Front of computer (Sample Illustration) Removing the memory module slot cover Remove the memory module slot cover.
Getting Started Adding memory (optional) Static electricity can damage the memory module. Before you handle the module, touch a grounded metal surface to discharge any static electricity you may have built up. Avoid touching the connector on the memory module or on the computer.
Firmly press the memory module into the memory slot’s socket at approximately a 30-degree angle (to the horizontal surface of the computer). (Sample Illustration) Inserting the memory module into the socket Once the module’s connector is fully inserted into the socket, press downward on the top edge of the module to seat the module into the latches at the sides of the socket.
Getting Started Adding memory (optional) Do not force the memory module into position. The memory module should be completely inserted into the socket and level when secured in place. Front of computer (Sample Illustration) Inserting the memory module into the slot NOTE For this model, Slot A is the bottom slot.
Removing a memory module If you need to remove a memory module: Complete steps page 49 to shut down the computer and open the memory module slot cover. Do not try to remove a memory module with the computer turned on. You can damage the computer and the memory module.
Getting Started Adding memory (optional) Gently lift the memory module to a 30-degree angle and slide it out of the slot. Front of computer (Sample Illustration) Removing the memory module Replace the memory module slot cover and secure it using the screw.
NOTE From time to time, Windows “Windows feature to prevent programs or people from doing things on your computer without your permission. If you were trying to perform the action, click Continue; otherwise, click Cancel. If unsure, cancel and try again. Hard Drive Recovery Utilities (Available on certain models) Your computer has been configured with a hard disk partition...
The system will prompt you to insert the appropriate number of blank CDs or DVDs to copy the Hard Drive Recovery Utilities. If your optical disc drive is not writable, contact Toshiba Customer Support to obtain the Recovery media for your system.
Select the items you want to copy by clicking the check box next to the item’s Name—recovery files, applications (original bundled drivers and applications), or both the recovery files and applications. Click Create. Insert the first blank CD or DVD into your writable optical drive when prompted.
Press and hold the powering on the computer. When the computer powers on, the Toshiba Recovery Wizard screen displays. (Sample Image) Toshiba Recovery Wizard screen Select one of the options, and then click Next. The options are: ❖ Recovery of Factory Default Software ❖...
Be sure to save your work to external media first. On the Toshiba Recovery Wizard screen, select Recovery of Factory Default Software, and then click Next. The Recovery of Factory Default Software screen appears.
The Recovery Wizard allows you to delete all data and partitions from the hard disk. To delete the data and partitions from your hard disk: On the Toshiba Recovery Wizard screen, select Erase the hard disk, and then click Next. The next screen lists the two methods you can choose: ❖...
To recover only your C: drive: On the Toshiba Recovery Wizard Screen, select Recovery of Factory Default Software, and then click Next. Select Recover without changing the hard drive partitions.
When the initial screen displays, press The boot menu appears. Using the arrow keys, select the CD/DVD option and press Enter . The system will boot up to the Toshiba Recovery Wizard screen. Please refer to page 59, to explain the available recovery options.
Installing drivers and applications (Available on certain models) The TOSHIBA Application Installer (available on certain models) allows you to reinstall the drivers and applications that were originally bundled with your computer. To reinstall drivers and applications:...
Getting Started Using the TouchPad™ 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. Once you have positioned your cursor, you can click it into place by either double-tapping the TouchPad or clicking the control buttons.
❖ Left button: Opens the assigned email application ❖ Middle button: Opens the ConfigFree utility (see the Toshiba online Help for more information) ❖ Right button: Opens the Windows The other three virtual buttons have no default settings. You must configure these buttons in the Mouse Properties dialog box before they can be used.
Getting Started Using the Dual Mode Pad In order to use the virtual buttons you must first enable Dual Mode in the Mouse Properties dialog box. After that, you can use the virtual buttons as follows: Tap the mode switch button to enable the virtual buttons. Tap the virtual button assigned to the application you wish to launch, or slide your finger on the volume control bar to adjust the volume to the desired level.
Configuring virtual buttons The virtual buttons at the top of the Dual Mode Pad are pre- configured for the Email, ConfigFree, and Print functions. You can assign different functions to these buttons if you wish. The virtual buttons on the bottom of the Dual Mode Pad (buttons 4, 5, and 6 in the Properties for Synaptics LuxPad window) are unassigned by default.
Getting Started Using external display devices Turn on the external device. Your computer will automatically detect the external display device and activate a screen with display options. Select the settings you desire and click Apply. Click OK. Connecting an HDMI-compatible television or VCR/DVD player (Available on certain models) To connect an HDMI-compatible television or VCR/DVD player to...
❖ TV (or other external video device) only ❖ Built-in display and external monitor (extended desktop) ❖ Built-in display and TV (extended desktop) (Sample Image) Display options window NOTE The right-most icon in the above illustration is for the Swap Image Display mode.
Getting Started Using a mouse Using a mouse You may want to use a mouse instead of the computer’s built-in TouchPad. You can use a USB-compatible mouse. Connecting a printer NOTE Your printer documentation may require you to install the printer software before physically connecting the printer to your computer.
Connecting an optional external diskette drive Setting up a printer NOTE Some printers require a specific installation process. Refer to your printer installation guide for instructions before completing the following procedure. If your printer does not support Plug and Play, follow these steps to set it up for the first time.
Getting Started Turning off the computer To connect an optional external USB diskette drive, connect the cable to one of the computer’s USB ports. (Sample Illustration) Connecting an optional external USB diskette drive Turning off the computer Pressing the power button before shutting down the Windows operating system could cause you to lose your work.
TECHNICAL NOTE: Before using the Shut Down option to turn off your computer, save your files and make sure all disk/disc activity lights are off. If you change your mind and decide to continue working after all, wait a few seconds before turning the computer on again. ❖...
Getting Started Turning off the computer Sleep mode The Sleep command places the computer into a power-saving mode. Sleep saves the current state of the computer to memory so that, when you restart the computer, you can continue working from where you left off.
Using the Shut Down command The Shut down command completely shuts down the computer without saving your work or the current state of the computer. This command closes all open programs, shuts down the operating system, and then turns off your computer. Use the following steps to turn off your computer using the Shut Down command: Click Start, and then click the arrow next to the Lock button in...
Getting Started Turning off the computer Click Change advanced power settings. The Advanced settings tab of the Power Options window appears. (Sample Image) Advanced settings tab of Power Options screen Click Power buttons and lid to display the actions that you can configure.
Restarting your computer To start the computer up again, press the power button until the on/off light glows blue. If you turn off the computer by closing the display panel, you can start it again by opening the display panel. Using and configuring Hibernation mode To turn off the computer using the Hibernation command: Click Start, and then click the arrow next to the Lock button in...
Getting Started Turning off the computer Click Change plan settings under the power plan to be customized. The Edit Plan Settings window appears. Click Change advanced power settings. The Advanced settings tab of the Power Options window appears. (Sample Image) Advanced settings tab of Power Options screen Click Power buttons and lid to display the actions that you can configure.
Click Apply. Click OK. Once the computer is configured, you can place it into Hibernation mode by either pressing the power button or closing the display panel, depending on the Hibernation options set. Starting again from Hibernation mode To start up the computer from Hibernation mode, press the power button until the on/off light glows blue.
Getting Started Turning off the computer Configuring Sleep mode options You can place the computer into Sleep mode by either pressing the power button or closing the display panel. You can also specify an amount of time after which the computer automatically goes into Sleep mode.
Click Change advanced power settings. The Advanced settings tab of the Power Options window appears. (Sample Image) Advanced settings tab of Power Options screen Click Power buttons and lid to display the actions that you can configure. Select Sleep for the options you want. NOTE These options can be set separately for how they operate while the computer is running on battery power or while connected to AC...
Moving the computer Before moving your computer, even across the room, make sure all disk activity has ended (the drive indicator light stops glowing) and all external peripheral cables are disconnected. “Power Plans” on page 118. 113. There are “Toshiba Utilities”...
You may want to secure your computer to a heavy object such as your desk. The easiest way to do this is to purchase an optional computer lock cable. For more information on purchasing a cable lock, visit accessories.toshiba.com. (Sample Illustration) Computer lock cable To secure the computer: Wrap the cable through or around some part of a heavy object.
Chapter 2 Learning the Basics This chapter gives some computing tips and provides important information about basic features. Computing tips ❖ Save your work frequently. Your work stays in the computer’s temporary memory until you save it to the disk. If the network you are using goes down and you must restart your computer to reconnect, or your battery runs out of charge while you are working, you will lose all work since you last saved.
❖ Back up your files to disks (or other removable media) on a regular basis. Label the backup copies clearly and store them in a safe place. It is easy to put off backing up because it takes time. However, if your hard disk suddenly fails, you will lose all the data on it unless you have a separate backup copy.
Learning the Basics Using the keyboard Using the keyboard Your computer’s keyboard contains character keys, control keys, function keys, and special Windows functionality of a full-size keyboard. (Sample Illustration) Keyboard Character keys Typing with the character keys is very much like typing on a typewriter, except that: ❖...
Ctrl, Fn, and Alt keys (Sample Illustration) Ctrl, Fn, and Alt keys Ctrl , and program you are using. For more information, see your program documentation. Function keys The function keys (not to be confused with the keys at the top of the keyboard. (Sample Illustration) Function keys through programmed functions when pressed.
Learning the Basics Using the keyboard Overlay keys The keys with gray numbers and symbols on the front of them form the numeric and cursor overlay. This overlay lets you enter numeric data or control the cursor as you would using the 10-key keypad on a desktop computer’s keyboard.
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 the Start menu or Windows If you prefer to open the program first, you have four options. You can: ❖...
Learning the Basics Starting a program Starting a program from Windows If a program is not listed in the All Programs menu, you can start it from Windows your computer’s contents as a hierarchy or “tree.” You can easily see the contents of each drive and folder on your computer. To use this method, you should know the file name and location of the program’s executable file (this file ends with .exe).
Starting a program using the Start Search field This example uses the Start menu’s Start Search field to start WordPad: Click Start to display the Start menu. The Start Search field appears at the bottom of the Start menu. Start Search field (Sample Image) Start Search field in Start menu...
Learning the Basics Saving your work Saving files In your Windows Click Browse folders. If you are working with a document that already has a file name, this is all you need to do. If you created a new document, your program displays a Save As dialog box.
Using a file extension Most programs assign an extension to the file name that identifies the file as being created in the program with a particular format. For example, Microsoft file name with an extension of “.doc” is assumed to be a Microsoft Word file.
Learning the Basics Backing up your work Specify the print parameters. For example, the range of pages and number of copies to print. Click Print. Backing up your work Back up all the files you create in case something happens to your computer.
Using the optical drive Optical storage has become the preferred medium for software, music, and video. Digital versatile discs (DVDs) provide a significant increase in data storage and support features that are not available on any other video platform. These features include wide- screen movies, multiple language tracks, digital surround sound, multiple camera angles, and interactive menus.
Learning the Basics Using the optical drive Do not 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. When the disc tray is open, be careful not to touch the lens or the area around it.
The Stop button stops a disc that is currently playing. The Previous track button returns to the preceding track on the disc. The Next track button skips to the following track on the disc. Inserting a compact disc To insert a compact disc into the drive: Make sure the computer is turned on.
If you insert the disc incorrectly, it may jam the drive. If this happens, contact Toshiba support for assistance. Push the disc tray in by pressing gently on the center of the tray until it clicks into place.
NOTE When using Windows Media to activate Sleep or Hibernation modes. To prevent this from occurring, close Windows Media Hibernation mode. Stop button (Sample Image) Windows Media The Windows Media ordinary compact disc player: ❖ To play the CD or to pause, click the Play/Pause button. ❖...
Due to manufacturing and quality variations in third party optical media (e.g., CD or DVD) or optical media players/recorders, in certain cases, your Toshiba optical drive may not record on certain optical media that bear the applicable logo, or play back optical media recorded by other computers or optical media recorders.
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.
Mobile Computing This chapter covers all aspects of using your computer while traveling. Toshiba’s energy-saver design Your computer enters a low-power suspension mode when it is not being used, thereby conserving energy and saving money in the process. It has a number of other features that enhance its energy efficiency.
This is normal for all batteries. To purchase a new battery pack, see the accessories information that shipped with your computer or visit the Toshiba Web site at accessories.toshiba.com. Use only batteries designed to work with your Toshiba notebook computer.
Never leave batteries in the battery charger for more than a week at a time. Doing so may reduce the potential charge of the battery. Always use the battery charger specified by Toshiba. You can order a Toshiba battery charger from Toshiba’s Web site at accessories.toshiba.com.
Charging the main battery To charge the main battery while it is in your computer, plug the computer into a live electrical outlet. The battery charges whether the computer is on or off. TECHNICAL NOTE: The recharging of the battery cannot occur when your computer is using all of the power provided by the AC adaptor to run applications, features, and devices.
Mobile Computing Monitoring main battery power NOTE The above error message may vary by computer model. The RTC battery does not charge while the computer is turned off even when the AC adaptor is charging the computer. The RTC battery charges when the computer is powered on.
Mobile Computing Monitoring main battery power NOTE If the AC power light flashes amber during charging, either a battery pack is malfunctioning, or it is not receiving correct input from the AC power supply. Disconnect the AC power cord/cable and remove the battery pack. “Changing the main battery”...
Mobile Computing Monitoring main battery power Determining remaining battery power Wait at least 16 seconds after turning on the computer before trying NOTE to monitor the remaining battery power. The computer needs this time to check the battery’s remaining capacity and perform its calculations.
If you have Hibernation mode enabled (the default), the computer copies the details of your open programs and files to the hard disk before shutting down. For more information on using Hibernation, “Hibernation mode” on page 75. Setting battery notifications You can set two notifications.
Mobile Computing Monitoring main battery power Click Battery to display the battery options. Configure the alarm settings to suit your needs. Conserving battery power How long a fully charged battery pack lasts when you are using the computer depends on a number of factors, such as: ❖...
Power Plans You can choose a predefined Power Plan or select your own combination of power options. To do this: Click Start, Control Panel, Mobile PC, and then Power Options. The Windows (Sample Image) Windows Select an appropriate plan for your work environment or create your own custom plan.
Mobile Computing Monitoring main battery power By default the three power plans Balanced, Power Saver, and High Performance are satisfactory for most people and do not need to be edited. The Power Saver plan is the best used for maximum battery time.
Changing the main battery When your main battery has run out of power, you have two options: plug in the AC adaptor or install a charged main battery. Never short circuit the battery pack by either accidentally or intentionally bringing the battery terminals in contact with another conductive object.
Mobile Computing Changing the main battery Slide the battery release lock to the unlocked position. (Sample Illustration) Unlocking the battery release lock Slide the battery release latch to release the battery. Pull the discharged battery out of the computer. (Sample Illustration) Removing the battery If the battery is leaking or its case is cracked, put on protective gloves to handle it, and discard it immediately.
Inserting a charged battery To insert a battery: Wipe the terminals of the charged battery with a clean cloth to ensure a good connection. Insert the charged battery into the slot until the latch clicks. The battery pack has been designed so that you cannot install it with reverse polarity.
If a battery is leaking or damaged, replace it immediately. Use protective gloves when handling a damaged battery. ❖ To replace the main battery, use an identical battery that you can purchase through the Toshiba Web site at accessories.toshiba.com. ❖ A reverse polarity condition should be avoided with all batteries.
Maintaining your battery Fully discharging your battery pack will allow better accuracy of the battery meter. To fully discharge your battery pack: ❖ Periodically, disconnect the computer from a power source and operate it on battery power until the battery pack fully discharges.
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Chapter 4 Exploring Your Computer’s Features In this chapter, you will explore some of the special features of your notebook computer. Exploring the desktop The desktop is the launching pad for everything you can do in the ® Windows operating system. You use its features to start programs, find documents, set up system components, and perform most other computing tasks.
Finding your way around the desktop Your computer’s desktop includes several standard features: icons, Start button, Taskbar, Notification Area, and background pattern. Icons Start button (Sample Image) Windows Icons An icon represents a folder, file, or program that can be quickly activated by double-clicking the icon.
Exploring Your Computer’s Features Exploring the desktop NOTE If you place the cursor over an icon, a popup description of the file contents appears. Your desktop may contain other icons depending on your configuration. See Windows information on each icon and how to use it. Start button You use the Start button to: ❖...
Setting up for communications To connect to the Internet, use an online service, or communicate across the telephone lines with another computer, you need: ❖ A modem (available on certain models) ❖ A telephone line ❖ A browser or communications program ❖...
Send a fax directly from your computer For more detailed information regarding your computer’s modem, visit Toshiba’s Web site at accessories.toshiba.com. Before you can communicate using the modem, you need to connect it to a telephone line. Your computer’s built-in modem port provides an RJ-11 jack, allowing you to connect the modem to a standard voice-grade telephone line.
Connect the other end to the RJ-11 wall jack. (Sample Illustration) Connecting to a wall jack NOTE Connect the built-in modem only to ordinary analog phone lines. Never connect the built-in modem to a digital line (ISDN). Never connect the built-in modem to the digital connector on a public telephone or to a digital private branch exchange (PBX).
Exploring Your Computer’s Features Setting up for communications Setting up the connection To set up an office connection, consult your network administrator for network settings and additional considerations. To set up a dial-up connection, use the Connect to the Internet Wizard: Click Start, Control Panel, Network and Internet, and then Connect to the Internet.
Using Wireless LAN connectivity NOTE Wireless connectivity and some features may require you to purchase additional software, external hardware or services. Availability of public wireless LAN access points may be limited. Your system may come with an optional wireless LAN module. This is a technology that expands wireless communication beyond networking equipment, and can connect many different kinds of electronic devices without the need for cables.
Exploring Your Computer’s Features An overview of using the Internet The Internet The Internet is an association of thousands of networks and millions of computers around the world connected by communications lines. They all work together to share information. 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...
If you are using your computer at the office, then you probably connect to the Internet through your company’s network. See your network administrator about connecting to the Internet. Surfing the Internet Once connected to the Internet, the Web browser displays a home page, for example, your ISP’s home page on the Internet or your company’s Web site home page.
Exploring Your Computer’s Features Exploring audio features Uploading to, and downloading files from, the Internet Transferring files from one computer to another is termed uploading (transferring data from your computer to a site on the Web), or downloading (transferring data from a site on the Web to your computer).
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. Before putting on headphones to listen, turn the volume down. Do not set the volume too high when using headphones.
Exploring Your Computer’s Features Using PC Cards Using PC Cards (Available on certain models) This section applies if you have a PC Card slot. TECHNICAL NOTE: For PCMCIA-compatible PC Cards, check the package to make sure they conform to the PCMCIA 2.1 standard (or later).
Removing a PC Card Be sure to disable the PC Card prior to removing it. Otherwise, the system may be damaged. NOTE Before removing a PC Card, make sure that no applications or system services are using the card. Prepare the card for removal by clicking the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the Notification Area and then selecting the card or device you want to remove.
Exploring Your Computer’s Features Using an ExpressCard™ Using an ExpressCard (Available on certain models) This section applies if you have a ExpressCard The ExpressCard slot supports the use of ExpressCard media. The slot also supports hot swapping, which allows you to replace one ExpressCard with another while the computer is on.
PDAs, digital cameras, digital video camcorders, etc. The Bridge Media Adapter slot may also support other types of media. For a complete list of supported media, visit Toshiba’s Web site at accessories.toshiba.com. NOTE Do not use the Copy Disk function for this type of media.
Exploring Your Computer’s Features Using the Bridge Media Adapter Slot Inserting memory media The following instructions apply to all types of supported media devices. Turn the media so that the contacts (metal areas) are face down. Push the media into the adapter until it locks in place. (Sample Illustration) Inserting memory media When inserting memory media, do not touch the metal contacts.
Do not remove memory media while data is being written or read. Even when the Windows to the media might still be in progress and your data could be destroyed. Wait for the indicator light to go out. ® Using the i.LINK (Available on certain models) ®...
Fingerprint Authentication Utility ❖ ConfigFree™ TOSHIBA Assist The TOSHIBA Assist provides quick access to computer functions and allows you to customize a range of computer settings. To access TOSHIBA Assist, do one of the following: ❖ Double-click the TOSHIBA Assist shortcut icon on the desktop.
Toshiba Utilities TOSHIBA Assist Connect The features available in this category are: ❖ ConfigFree™ ❖ Bluetooth ❖ Bluetooth (Sample Image) TOSHIBA Assist window – Connect tab Connectivity Doctor ® Settings ® Local COM Settings...
Toshiba Utilities TOSHIBA Application Installer TOSHIBA Application Installer (Available on certain models) The TOSHIBA Application Installer allows you to reinstall the drivers and applications that were originally bundled with your computer. To reinstall drivers and applications: Double-click the TOSHIBA Application Installer icon on the Windows Click Next.
When you set a password, you must enter the password before you can work on your computer again. Toshiba supports several types of passwords on your computer: ❖ An instant password—Secures your open programs and files when leaving the computer temporarily.
The TOSHIBA Assist window appears. On the left side, click the Secure tab. Click the User Password icon. The Password tab of the Toshiba Hardware Setup window appears. (Sample Image) Password tab of Hardware Setup window Select Registered, then click OK.
Refer to the online Help documentation within the application for additional help. NOTE The TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool Utility may show tests for features you do not have. This is normal and does not indicate a problem. To use the TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool utility:...
This utility is used to format SD Adapter slot. To format an SD memory card using this utility: Click Start, All Programs, Toshiba, Utilities, and then SD Memory Card Format. The TOSHIBA SD Memory Card Format screen appears. (Sample Image) TOSHIBA SD Memory Card Format screen Select the drive corresponding to the SD memory card.
The settings you can change are divided into these categories: ❖ Buttons ❖ Pointers ❖ Pointer options ❖ Wheel ❖ Hardware ❖ Device Settings You may see additional categories depending on your particular pointing device. Adjust the settings as desired, then click OK. Assist. Toshiba Utilities Mouse Utility...
Windows ❖ Click Start, All Programs, Toshiba, Utilities, and then HWSetup, or click the Toshiba Hardware Setup icon in the Optimize tab of The Toshiba Hardware Setup screen appears. (Sample Image) Toshiba Hardware Setup screen – General tab...
Apply, you can reconfigure that function. Any options that you change will become default settings when you restart your system. Toshiba Utilities Toshiba Hardware Setup Enter key. function key and access the wake-on keyboard key, or the right or...
Acrobat ❖ Icons on the desktop To access the TOSHIBA Zooming Utility: Click Start, All Programs, Toshiba, Utilities, and then Toshiba Zooming Utility. The TOSHIBA Zooming Utility Properties screen appears. (Sample Image) TOSHIBA Zooming Utility Properties screen Select the desired option(s).
For more information about how to use the TOSHIBA Zooming utility, right-click the click Help. TOSHIBA Button Support TOSHIBA Button Support allows you to customize the Internet browser button and the Media button. These buttons are located above the keyboard.
Toshiba Utilities CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer This utility can slow the speed of your optical drive to make it run more quietly. You can use this utility to make listening to music CDs more enjoyable. NOTE When you change the optical drive to “Quiet”...
Click Set Normal Mode to run the drive at normal speed for transferring data. TOSHIBA Accessibility The TOSHIBA Accessibility utility allows you to use the create a hot key combination with one of the function keys without pressing the two keys simultaneously as is usually required. Using...
Toshiba does not guarantee that the fingerprint utility will accurately screen out unauthorized users at all times. Toshiba is not liable for any failure or damage that might arise out of the use of the fingerprint software or utility.
Error reading fingerprint—the movement was too fast. Swipe your finger again at a slower speed. ❖ Error reading fingerprint—the movement was too short. Swipe your finger again using a longer motion. Toshiba Utilities Fingerprint Authentication Utility ® password, you will be prompted to...
Toshiba Utilities Fingerprint Authentication Utility Fingerprint Logon The fingerprint utility enables logon to your computer using fingerprints. During user enrollment, fingerprint samples are saved and associated with the user’s Windows user attempts to log on again, the user’s fingerprint is read and compared with the user’s enrolled fingerprints;...
The Control Center contains various functions for fingerprint management and for setting up your fingerprint software. Available options depend on the software status, used hardware, and installed applications. (Sample Image) Main Fingerprint Control Center Window Toshiba Utilities Fingerprint Authentication Utility...
Toshiba Utilities Fingerprint Authentication Utility Fingerprints ❖ Enroll or edit current user’s fingerprint templates—Runs the fingerprint enrollment wizard. You can enroll, edit, or delete fingerprints for the current user and, if power-on security is implemented, control whether they are stored in the fingerprint device memory.
Web browser, click it in the list. ❖ Register—Registers a new window (dialog or Web page). ❖ Lock/unlock My Safe—Opens or closes My Safe folder. ❖ Control Center—Displays Control Center. ❖ Help—Displays this help file. Toshiba Utilities Fingerprint Authentication Utility Shift key while swiping your finger.
Toshiba Utilities Fingerprint Authentication Utility Registering a new Web page or dialog You are logged on to the computer and want to register a new Web page. To create a new registration: Display a Web page you want to register.
Deleting a registration You are logged on to the computer and want to delete an existing registration. To delete an existing registration: Click the Settings topic in the Control Center. Click User Settings. Verify your fingerprint. Toshiba Utilities...
Select a registration. Click Delete. How to Delete the Fingerprint Data Fingerprint data is stored in the non-volatile memory. If the computer changes ownership, Toshiba recommends the following procedure: Click Start, All Programs, Protector Suite QL, and then Control Center.
The fingerprint for each finger is different and unique. Please ensure that only the registered or enrolled fingerprint or fingerprints are used for identification. ❖ Check sliding position (see illustration below). (Sample Illustration) Aligning the finger on the reader Toshiba Utilities...
Toshiba does not guarantee that the fingerprint reader will recognize the enrolled user or accurately screen out unauthorized users at all times. Toshiba is not liable for any failure or damage that might arise out of the use of this fingerprint recognition software or utility.
ConfigFree. ❖ Double-click the ConfigFree icon ❖ Press the TOSHIBA Assist button (if applicable to your system) to open the TOSHIBA Assist, and then click the ConfigFree icon. ❖ Click the ConfigFree icon then click the desired utility. NOTE If your computer is not connected to a network, the ConfigFree icon in the Notification Area is displayed with an “X.”...
Toshiba Utilities ConfigFree™ ❖ Status of Wireless Connection switch (Sample Image) Connectivity Doctor screen Profile Settings The Profile Settings utility lets you save network settings in “profiles.” ConfigFree profiles are useful for easily switching network settings and devices.You can switch network settings simply by selecting the profile with the desired settings.
To create a profile: Click the icon in the Notification Area. Move the pointer to Profile. Click Open Settings. The ConfigFree Profile Settings window appears. (Sample Image) ConfigFree Profile Settings window Click Add to start the Create Profile Wizard. Toshiba Utilities ConfigFree™...
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.
Click the Applications tab. If a program has stopped responding, the words “not responding” appear beside its name in the list. Select the program you want to close, then click End Task. Closing the failed program should allow you to continue working.
If Something Goes Wrong Problems when you turn on the computer If you are using an AC adaptor, verify that the computer is receiving power from the external power source by looking at the AC power light. If the indicator is glowing, the computer is connected to a live external power source.
Try turning the computer on again. If the computer starts normally, the AC adaptor may be defective and will need to be replaced (see the Toshiba Web site at accessories.toshiba.com). If the AC power light starts flashing, remove the battery, and continue with the steps below.
If Something Goes Wrong The Windows Verify that the AC adaptor is the correct unit for your computer model. The computer may not be able to start from an AC adaptor that is rated for less current (amperage) than the computer requires, even if the rated voltage is correct, and the plug fits correctly in the DC-IN socket.
The Windows ❖ Safe Mode with Command Prompt ❖ Enable Boot Logging ❖ Enable low-resolution video (640x480) ❖ Last Known Good Configuration (advanced) ❖ Directory Services Restore Mode ❖ Debugging Mode ❖ Disable automatic restart on system failure ❖ Disable Driver Signature Enforcement ❖...
Click one of the options listed in the window and then follow the on-screen instructions. You can connect to Support Online by clicking Microsoft Customer Support or by going to Toshiba support at pcsupport.toshiba.com. Resolving a hardware conflict If you receive an error message telling you there is a device driver conflict or a general hardware problem, try using Windows and Support to troubleshoot the problem first.
The device most recently connected to the system is the one most likely to be causing a conflict. Resolving conflicts There are several things you can do to resolve hardware conflicts: ❖ Get the most recent drivers from the manufacturer. ❖...
If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict ❖ The Resources tab, which lists resources assigned to the monitor, optional external optical drive, optional external diskette drive, and other power-using functions. This tab does not appear if the device is not using resources. ❖...
Power and the batteries Your computer receives its power through the AC adaptor and power cord/cable or from the system batteries (battery, optional secondary battery, and real-time clock (RTC) battery). Power problems are interrelated. For example, a faulty AC adaptor or power cord/cable will neither power the computer nor recharge the batteries.
After a period of time, the battery will lose its ability to perform at maximum capacity and will need to be replaced. 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 accessories.toshiba.com.
Display problems Here are some typical display problems and their solutions: The screen is blank. Display Auto Off may have gone into effect. Press any key to activate the screen. You may have activated the instant password feature by pressing simultaneously.
If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict The built-in screen flickers. Some flickering is a normal result of the way the screen produces colors. To reduce the amount of flickering, try using fewer colors. To change the number of colors displayed: Right-click in a blank area of the Windows Click Personalize, and then Display Settings.
Disk drive problems Problems with the hard disk or with a diskette drive usually show up as an inability to access the disk or as sector errors. Sometimes a disk problem may cause one or more files to appear to have garbage in them.
If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict Your data files are damaged or corrupted. Refer to your software documentation for file recovery procedures. Many software packages automatically create backup files. You may also be able to recover lost data using utility software. Consult your network administrator.
You press the disc eject button, but the drive tray does not slide out. Make sure the computer is connected to a power source and turned on. The optical drive eject mechanism requires power to operate. Make sure a program is not accessing the drive and preventing it from ejecting.
If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict The computer emits a loud, high-pitched noise. This is feedback between the microphone and the speakers. It occurs in any sound system when input from a microphone is fed to the speakers and the speaker volume is too loud. Adjust the volume control.
Double-click the appropriate PC Card. The operating system displays your PC Card’s Properties dialog box, which contains information about your PC Card configuration and status. The computer stops working (hangs) when you insert a PC Card. The problem may be caused by an I/O (input/output) conflict between the PCMCIA socket and another device in the system.
If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict ExpressCard™ problems (Available on certain models) ExpressCards devices, such as a removable hard disk, additional memory, or a pager. Most ExpressCard problems occur during installation and setup of new cards. If you are having trouble getting one or more of these devices to work together, several sections in this chapter may apply.
The computer stops working (hangs) when you insert an ExpressCard. The problem may be caused by an I/O (input/output) conflict between the PCMCIA socket and another device in the system. Use Device Manager to make sure each device has its own I/O base address.
If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict Printer problems This section lists some of the most common printer problems. The printer will not print. Check that the printer is connected to a working power outlet, turned on and ready (on line). Check that the printer has plenty of paper.
Wi-Fi will be lit). NOTE To determine if your computer has an internal Wi-Fi the device list in Device Manager (part of the Windows Panel, Hardware and Sound). Some Toshiba models may have a ® Wi-Fi ® Wi-Fi ❖...
Verify that the Service Set Identifier (SSID), or network name, is correct—i.e., that it matches the SSID assigned to the access point you are attempting to connect through. SSIDs are case- sensitive. Toshiba provides a Client Manager utility for setting and managing SSIDs. ❖...
❖ Use the PING command to verify a connection to the gateway at 192.168.1.1 (a default gateway for most wireless routers). Click Start to open the Start menu. Type At the top-left of the Start menu, click Enter PING 192.168.1.1 Enter If “Request Timed Out”...
“Checking device properties” on page 181 on using Device Manager to view the optical drive properties. Check the Toshiba Web site for new information on optical drives and their operation. A blank screen appears while watching a DVD-ROM movie or title.
The screen saver runs while you are watching a movie or title. If the screen saver is enabled, it runs on top of any movie or title you are watching. To disable the screen saver: Right-click on the desktop and click Personalize in the menu. Select None for the screen saver.
If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits Read the user’s guides. It is very difficult to provide a fail-safe set of steps you can follow every time you experience a problem with the computer. Your ability to solve problems will improve as you learn about how the computer and its software work together.
In the input field, enter a name that is descriptive enough to be easily understood in the future, such as “Before installing Brand X Accounting app.” Then click Create. The Windows automatically stamps it with the current date and time, and displays a message that the restore point was successfully created.
DVDs, or hard drives. An external hard drive is recommended in case the internal hard drive fails. No additional software is required. Most of the CD and DVD drives built into recent Toshiba portable computer models can write to (or ‘burn’) as well as read from CDs.
General tips for installing hardware and software Here are a few tips to help ensure safe and easy installation of new hardware (printers, pointing devices, external hard drives, DVD writers, scanners, etc.) and software (applications like Microsoft ® Office and Adobe Photoshop toolbars for your web browser).
Go to the Tech Support Center, select your particular model from the list and go to the Detailed Specifications for that model. For the number of a Toshiba dealer near you in the United States, call: (800) 457-7777. ®...
Toshiba’s Technical Support Web site For technical support, or to stay current on the most recent software and hardware options for your computer, and for other product information, be sure to regularly check the Toshiba Web site at pcsupport.toshiba.com Toshiba voice contact Before calling Toshiba, make sure you have: ❖...
Germany Japan Toshiba Corporation, PCO-IO 1-1, Shibaura 1-Chome Minato-Ku, Tokyo, 105-8001 Japan Mexico Toshiba de México S.A. de C.V. Sierra Candela No.111, 6to. Piso Col. Lomas de Chapultepec. CP 11000 Mexico, DF. United Kingdom Toshiba Information Systems (U.K) Ltd. Toshiba Court...
United States Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. 9740 Irvine Boulevard Irvine, California 92618 United States For more information on additional Toshiba worldwide locations, please visit: www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm. If Something Goes Wrong Toshiba’s worldwide offices The Rest of Europe Toshiba Europe (I.E.) GmbH...
Appendix A Hot Keys/TOSHIBA Cards Hot keys and TOSHIBA Cards provide a quick way to modify selected system functions and to launch applications. There are two types of TOSHIBA Cards: Hot Key Cards and Application Cards. Hot Key Cards The Hot Key Cards are used to modify the following system functions: ❖...
To use the Hot Key Cards using the pointing device: Move the cursor to the top center edge of the screen. The TOSHIBA Cards appear along the top of the screen. (Sample Image) Hot Key Card display Double-click the Card for the system function to be modified.
170. Bluetooth settings This Application Card launches your Bluetooth settings. Disc Creator utility This Application Card launches the TOSHIBA Disc Creator utility. Toshiba Hardware Setup utility For more information, refer to Hardware Setup” on page TOSHIBA Button Support utility For more information, refer to Support”...
211). To use the Card Case: Move the cursor to the top center edge of the screen. The TOSHIBA Cards appear at the top of the screen. An icon appears momentarily in the top-right corner. Click the (Sample Image) Starting Card Case...
Hot Keys/TOSHIBA Cards Application Cards The Card Case displays two rows of Cards. Cards that appear solid (not transparent) in the top row are enabled and can be selected when the Application Cards are displayed. The bottom row contains all of the disabled cards.
Hot keys have a legend on the key indicating the option or feature the key controls. Volume Mute This TOSHIBA Card or hot key enables/disables volume mute on your computer. When volume mute is enabled, no sound will come from the speakers or headphones.
Hot Keys/TOSHIBA Cards Hot key functions Password security This TOSHIBA Card or hot key blanks the display. Selecting this Card or pressing the hot key displays the following options: (Sample Image) Security options ❖ ❖ hot key function activates instant security. The user...
Hot Keys/TOSHIBA Cards Hot key functions Power plan This TOSHIBA Card or hot key displays the power plans and cycles through the power plans. The properties of each power plan, and the power plans that are displayed by this function, are set in the Power Options window.
Hot Keys/TOSHIBA Cards Hot key functions Sleep mode This TOSHIBA Card or hot key places the computer into Sleep mode. For more information about Sleep mode, please see and configuring Sleep mode” on page Selecting this Card or pressing the hot key displays the...
Hibernation mode This TOSHIBA Card or hot key places the computer into Hibernation mode. If Hibernation mode is disabled, this hot key will not respond. For more information on Hibernation mode, see “Using and configuring Hibernation mode” on page Selecting this Card or pressing the hot key displays the...
Hot Keys/TOSHIBA Cards Hot key functions Display modes This TOSHIBA Card or hot key cycles through the power- on display options. The display modes are: ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ To use a simultaneous mode, you must set the resolution of the internal display panel to match the resolution of the external display device.
To swap sides, select Swap Image Display. Display brightness This TOSHIBA Card decreases or increases the screen brightness. This hot key decreases the screen brightness. This hot key increases the screen brightness.
Hot Keys/TOSHIBA Cards Hot key functions Disabling or enabling wireless devices This TOSHIBA Card or hot key enables/disables the optional wireless devices installed in your computer. The wireless modes are: ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ Selecting this Card or pressing the hot key displays the...
Disabling or enabling the TouchPad This TOSHIBA Card or hot key enables/disables either the TouchPad or the Dual Mode Pad. For more information on using the TouchPad or Dual Mode Pad, see Dual Mode Pad” on page Selecting this Card or pressing the hot key displays the...
Hot Keys/TOSHIBA Cards Hot key functions Changing screen resolution This TOSHIBA Card or hot key switches screen resolution. Selecting this Card or pressing the hot key displays the following options: [Space bar] (Sample Image) Screen resolution options Cycle through the screen resolutions, then select the desired...
This hot key turns the numeric overlay on and off. This hot key turns the scroll lock feature on and off. This hot key turns the Zooming utility to zoom-out. This hot key turns the Zooming utility to zoom-in. Hot Keys/TOSHIBA Cards Hot key functions...
Appendix B Power Cord/Cable Connectors Your notebook computer features a universal power supply you can use worldwide. This appendix shows the shapes of the typical AC power cord/cable connectors for various parts of the world. USA and Canada UL approved CSA approved Australia AS approved...
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 DIMM alternating current basic input/output system bits per second compact disc compact disc read-only memory compact disc rewrite memory...
Glossary DSTN DVD-ROM digital versatile (or video) disc read-only memory EPROM HTML IEEE LPT1 MIDI PCMCIA SCSI 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 gigabyte hard disk drive...
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.
Glossary baud rate — The speed at which a communication device, such as a printer or modem, transmits information. Baud rate is the number of signal changes per second (not necessarily the same as bits per second). See also bits per second. BIOS (basic input/output system) —...
central processing unit (CPU) — The chip that functions as the “brain” of the computer. It takes information from outside sources, such as memory or keyboard input, processes the information, and sends the results to another device that uses the information. character —...
Glossary device — A component attached to the computer. Devices may be external (outside the computer’s case) or internal (inside the computer’s case). Printers, disk drives, and modems are examples of devices. device driver — A program (called a “driver”) that permits a computer to communicate with a device.
double-density diskette — A 3.5-inch diskette that can hold up to 720 KB of information (half the capacity of a high-density diskette). See also diskette, high-density diskette. download — (1) In communications, to receive a file from another computer through a modem or network. (2) To send font data from the computer to a printer.
— The physical components of a computer system. Compare software. Hibernation — A feature of many Toshiba notebook computers that saves to the hard disk the current state of your work, including all open files and programs, when you turn the computer off. When you turn on the computer again, your work is returned to the same state it was when the computer was turned off.
hot key — (1) A feature in which certain keys in combination with the 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 —...
Glossary local area network — See LAN. logical drive — A section of a disk that is recognized by the operating system as a separate disk drive. A system’s logical drives may differ from its physical drives. For example, a single hard disk drive may be partitioned into two or more logical drives.
non-system disk — A disk for storing programs and data that cannot be used to start the computer. Compare system disk. online — Available through the computer. Online may refer to information being read from your own computer’s hard disk, such as online documentation or online Help, or to information coming from another company on a company network or the Internet.
Glossary port — A socket on the computer where you plug in a cable for connection to a network or a peripheral device. processor — See central processing unit (CPU). program — A set of instructions that can be executed by a computer. The general classes of programs (also called software) are operating system, application, and utility.
select — To highlight or otherwise specify text, data, or graphics with the intent to perform some operation on it. serial — Processes that occur one at a time. In communications, it means the transmission of one bit at a time sequentially over a single channel.
Glossary Web — See World Wide Web. ® Wi-Fi — A registered trademark term of the Wi-Fi Alliance that stands for Wireless Fidelity, and is another term for the communication protocol to permit an Ethernet connection using wireless communication components. World Wide Web (www) —...
183 notification 111 power plan 215 power plan hot key 114 real-time clock (RTC) 105 removing 115 BIOS Setup see Toshiba Hardware Setup Bridge Media Adapter inserting memory media 138 removing memory media 138 button power 48 start 124...
Index set up 125 compact disc positioning 100 compact discs handling 100 inserting 99 removing 102 compact disk drive using 97 computer caring for 84 cleaning 84 moving 84 non-system disk or disk error message 177 not accessing disk drives 176 running on battery power 104 setting up 42 warning resume failure message...
Index not working 176 overlay keys 90 special Windows® keys 89 troubleshooting 184 using 88 keyboard, external 71 keyboard, full-size 88 lock computer, using 85 main battery removing 115 memory adding 49 problem solving 182 removing expansion slot cover 51 memory module inserting 52 installation 49...
186 checking device properties 181 computer hangs when PC Card inserted 191 computer will not power up 175 contacting Toshiba 204 corrupted/damaged data files 188 Device Manager 181 disk drive is slow 187 display is blank 185...
126 television adjusting display 71 Toshiba registering computer 43 worldwide offices 206 TOSHIBA Assist 141 Toshiba Hardware Setup 154 Toshiba online resources 103 Toshiba utilities 140 traveling tips 121 troubleshooting DVD player general problems 198 external keyboard 184...
Windows® Explorer 92 Windows® operating system Help and Support 180 problem solving 178 Windows® operating system desktop Windows® Start menu 91 wireless networking 129 Wizards Dial-Up Networking Wizard 127 World Wide Web 130 www 130 Index...