Toshiba E305-S1990X User Manual
Toshiba E305-S1990X User Manual

Toshiba E305-S1990X User Manual

E305-s1990x user's guide
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  • Page 1 Satellite User’s Guide If you need assistance: ❖ Toshiba’s Support Web site pcsupport.toshiba.com ❖ Toshiba Customer Support Center Calling within the United States (800) 457-7777 Calling from outside the United States (949) 859-4273 For more information, see page 155 in this guide.
  • Page 2 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,...
  • Page 3 Only Peripherals complying with the FCC Class B limits may be attached to this equipment. Operation with noncompliant peripherals or peripherals not recommended by Toshiba is likely to result in interference to radio and TV reception. Shielded cables must be used between the external devices and the computer's ports.
  • Page 4: Industry Canada Requirement

    Contact either: ❖ Toshiba’s Support Web site at pcsupport.toshiba.com. ❖ Or call the Toshiba Customer Support Center: 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.
  • Page 5: Telephone Company Procedures

    Toshiba Corporation, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. or an authorized representative of Toshiba, or the Toshiba Customer Support Center within the United States at (800) 457-7777 or Outside the United States at (949) 859-4273. If the equipment is causing harm to the telephone network, the telephone company may request that you disconnect the equipment until the problem is resolved.
  • Page 6 In order to program this information into your fax transmission, refer to the fax software instructions installed on this computer. 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.
  • Page 7: Wireless Interoperability

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

    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.
  • Page 9 Canada – Industry Canada (IC) This device complies with RSS 210 of Industry Canada. The installer of this radio equipment must ensure that the antenna is located or pointed such that it does not emit RF field in excess of Health Canada limits for the general population;...
  • Page 10 This Directive applies to EU member countries only and does not apply to end users in other countries such as the United States. Although the initial emphasis is in Europe, Toshiba is already working with design engineers, suppliers, and other partners to determine appropriate worldwide product life cycle planning and end-of-life strategies for our products.
  • Page 11 VCCI Class B Information Modem Warning Notice This information is only applicable if your computer has a modem. Conformity Statement The equipment has been approved to [Commission Decision “CTR21”] for pan- European single terminal connection to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN).
  • Page 12 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.
  • Page 13: Device Authorization

    This equipment uses a frequency bandwidth from 2,400 MHz to 2,483.5 MHz. 3. TOSHIBA Direct PC Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 17:00 Toll Free Tel: 0120-15-1048 Direct Dial: 03-3457-4850 Fax: 03-3457-4868 Device Authorization This device obtains the Technical Regulation Conformity Certification and...
  • Page 14 Denmark France Hungary Italy Kazakhstan Lithuania Malaysia Nicaragua Poland Russia Slovenia Sweden United Kingdom WiMAX™ connectivity requires a WiMAX™ enabled device and subscription to a WiMAX™ broadband service. WiMAX™ connectivity may require you to purchase additional software or hardware at extra cost. Availability of WiMAX™...
  • Page 15 Because Wireless WAN products operate within the guidelines found in radio frequency safety standards and recommendations, TOSHIBA believes Wireless WAN is safe for use by consumers. These standards and recommendations reflect the consensus of the scientific community and result from deliberations of panels and committees of scientists who continually review and interpret the extensive research literature.
  • Page 16: Regulatory Information

    Part 2 section 1093. Exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation The radiated output power of the TOSHIBA Wireless WAN Card is far below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, the TOSHIBA Wireless WAN Card shall be used in such a manner that the potential for human contact during normal operation is minimized.
  • Page 17 Canada – Industry Canada (IC) Wireless WAN complies with RSS-129, RSS-133 Industry Canada. The installer of this radio equipment must ensure that the antenna is located or pointed such that it does not emit RF field in excess of Health Canada limits for the general population;...
  • Page 18 Approved Countries/Regions for the Intel Link 5100/5300 Series 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. Andorra Austria Belgium Brazil Cambodia Chile Costa Rica...
  • Page 19 Paraguay Poland Qatar Russia San Marino Singapore South Africa Sri Lanka Tahiti Turk Islands United Kingdom Vatican Virgin Islands Approved Countries/Regions for the Intel Link 622ANHMW and 633ANHMW Series This equipment is approved to the radio standard by the countries/regions in the following table.
  • Page 20 Czech Republic Ecuador Estonia Germany Grenada Hong Kong India Israel Japan - Jate Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Lesotho Luxembourg Malta Montenegro Nambia Netherlands Antilles Nigeria Pakistan Paraguay Poland Qatar Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Serbia Slovenia Spain Switzerland Trinidad and Tobago Uganda Uruguay Vietnam Denmark...
  • Page 21 Approved Countries/Regions for the Atheros Link AR5B95 Series 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. Albania Austria Bangladesh Bosnia Bulgaria Chile Croatia...
  • Page 22 Ukraine Yemen 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 300m no special registration with IBPT/BIPT is required. Registration to Belgique: IBPT/BIPT is required for private usage outside buildings across public grounds over more than 300m.
  • Page 23 Europe - Restrictions for Use of 5 GHz Frequencies in European Community Countries European Community Countries Austria Belgium, France, Switzerland/Liechtenstein Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, UK Iceland, Spain O: allowed x: forbidden ❖ To remain in conformance with European spectrum usage laws for Wireless LAN operation, the above 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz channel limitations apply.
  • Page 24 Approved Countries/Regions for the Realtek 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. Albania Austria Bangladesh Bosnia Cambodia China Croatia Denmark Egypt Finland...
  • Page 25 Approved Countries/Regions for the Realtek 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. Albania Austria Bangladesh Bosnia Cambodia China Croatia Denmark Egypt Finland...
  • Page 26 UAE (United Arab Emirates) Uruguay Vietnam Approved Countries/Regions for the Realtek 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. Albania Australia Bahrain Bolivia...
  • Page 27: Bluetooth Wireless Technology Interoperability

    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 pcsupport.toshiba.com in the United States for...
  • Page 28: Bluetooth Wireless Technology And Your Health

    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. Argentina Belgium...
  • Page 29: Regulatory Statements

    The radiated output power of the Bluetooth Card from TOSHIBA is far below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, the Bluetooth Card from TOSHIBA shall be used in such a manner that the potential for human contact during normal operation is minimized.
  • Page 30: Optical Disc Drive Safety Instructions

    (Sample shown below. Location of the label and manufacturing information may vary.) Copyright 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 31 EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE WITH REGARD TO ANY OF THE FOREGOING. TOSHIBA ASSUMES NO LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES INCURRED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM ANY TECHNICAL OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS OR OMISSIONS CONTAINED HEREIN OR FOR DISCREPANCIES BETWEEN THE PRODUCT AND THE MANUAL.
  • Page 32 Blu-ray Disc is a trademark of the BD Association. Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Toshiba is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.
  • Page 33: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introduction... 40 This guide ...42 Safety icons ...43 Other icons used...43 Your computer’s features and specifications ...44 Other documentation ...44 Service options ...44 Chapter 1: Getting Started... 45 Selecting a place to work ...45 Setting up a work environment ...45 Keeping yourself comfortable ...46 Precautions...46 Important information on your computer’s...
  • Page 34 Contents Turning on the power ...53 Setting up your software...53 Registering your computer with Toshiba ...54 Adding optional external devices...54 Adding memory (optional) ...54 Recovering the Internal Storage Drive ...55 Recovering to out-of-box state Recovering without changing the internal Recovering to a custom size partition ...61 Creating recovery DVDs/media ...63...
  • Page 35 Using and configuring Sleep mode ...85 Closing the display panel ...88 Customizing your computer’s settings...88 Caring for your computer...88 Cleaning the computer ...88 Moving the computer...89 Using a computer lock ...89 Chapter 2: Learning the Basics... 90 Computing tips ...90 Using the keyboard ...91 Character keys ...92 Ctrl, Fn, and Alt keys ...92...
  • Page 36 What to do when the main battery runs Setting battery notifications ...113 Conserving battery power ...113 Power Plans...114 Using the TOSHIBA eco power plan...115 Changing the main battery ...116 Removing the battery from the computer ...116 Inserting a charged battery ...118 Taking care of your battery ...119...
  • Page 37 Removing memory media...130 Chapter 5: Utilities...132 TOSHIBA Assist ...133 Secure...134 Protect & Fix ...135 Optimize...136 TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator ...137 TOSHIBA Application Installer...137 Setting passwords ...138 Using a supervisor password...138 Using a user password ...140 Deleting a user password...140 TOSHIBA Face Recognition Utility...141 TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool Utility...142...
  • Page 38 Wireless networking problems...171 DVD and BD operating problems ...172 Develop good computing habits ...173 Data and system configuration backup in If you need further assistance...179 Before you contact Toshiba ...179 Contacting Toshiba ...179 Other Toshiba Internet Web sites...180 Toshiba’s worldwide offices...181 ®...
  • Page 39 Appendix A: Hot Keys/TOSHIBA Cards ... 183 Hot Key Cards ...183 Using the Hot Key Cards ...184 Hot key functions ...184 Internet ...185 Disabling or enabling the touch pad...185 Illumination...185 Optical disc drive ...185 Output (Display switch) ...186 Display brightness ...187 Disabling or enabling wireless devices...188...
  • Page 40: Introduction

    You can wake the computer from Sleep mode by pressing the power button. See the “Mobile Computing” section of the Toshiba User’s Guide for more information on using power management settings to...
  • Page 41 (RoHS), which restricts use of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, PBB, and PBDE. Toshiba requires its computer component suppliers to meet RoHS requirements and verifies its suppliers’ commitment to meeting RoHS requirements by conducting component sampling inspections during the product design approval process.
  • Page 42: This Guide

    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.
  • Page 43: Safety Icons

    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.
  • Page 44: Your Computer's Features And Specifications

    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 System icons 155.
  • Page 45: Chapter 1: Getting Started

    Chapter 1 Getting Started This chapter provides tips for using your computer effectively, summarizes how to connect components, and explains what to do the first time you use your computer. The “Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort,” that is shipped with your computer, contains important safety information.
  • Page 46: Keeping Yourself Comfortable

    Extreme heat, cold, or humidity. ❖ Liquids and corrosive chemicals. Keeping yourself comfortable The Toshiba Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort, included with your computer, contains helpful information for setting up your work environment and tips for working comfortably throughout the day.
  • Page 47 ❖ Avoid prolonged physical contact with the underside or surface of the computer. ❖ Computer base and palm rest can become hot! Avoid prolonged contact to prevent heat injury to skin. Read the “Avoid extended contact between computer base/palm rest and skin”...
  • Page 48: Important Information On Your Computer's Cooling Fan

    Getting Started Setting up your computer Important information on your computer’s cooling fan Your computer may have a CPU cooling fan that cools the CPU by drawing outside air into the computer. Always make sure your computer and AC adaptor have adequate ventilation and are protected from overheating when the power is turned on or when an AC adaptor is connected to a power outlet (even if your computer is in Sleep mode).
  • Page 49: Connecting To A Power Source

    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.
  • Page 50 Getting Started Connecting to a power source 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.
  • Page 51: 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 white when the main battery is fully charged ❖ Is unlit when the main battery has discharged, the battery is not charging, or the AC adaptor is not plugged into the computer or AC outlet ❖...
  • Page 52: Using The Computer For The First Time

    Getting Started Using the computer for the first time 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 Facing the front of the computer, locate the center of the display panel.
  • Page 53: Turning On The Power

    technology. When the computer is operated on battery power, the screen will dim and you may not be able to increase the brightness of the screen while on battery power. Turning on the power To turn on the computer: Make sure any external devices (such as the AC adaptor, if you plan to use AC power rather than battery power) are properly connected and ready.
  • Page 54: Registering Your Computer With Toshiba

    Contact the location you purchased the computer at for more information on adding memory to your computer. Toshiba will not be responsible for any product damage, data loss, service or part replacement made necessary by improper installation of a memory module.
  • Page 55: Recovering The Internal Storage Drive

    Recovering the Internal Storage Drive Your computer includes recovery utilities to allow you to recover your internal storage drive if necessary. The following internal storage drive recovery options are available: Recovery option Recover to out-of-box state Recover to a custom size partition Recover without changing the internal...
  • Page 56: Recovering To Out-Of-Box State (Recommended Recovery Method)

    AC adaptor. ❖ The Toshiba Recovery Wizard also provides the option of erasing your internal storage drive, without restoring the information on the drive. See more information.
  • Page 57 Click Yes to continue. (Sample Image) Warning screen When the Toshiba Recovery Wizard opens and the Selecting a process screen displays, select Recovery of Factory Default Software and then click Next. (Sample Image) Selecting a Process screen...
  • Page 58: Recovering Without Changing The Internal Storage Drive Partitions

    Getting Started Recovering the Internal Storage Drive The Recovery of Factory Default Software screen appears. Select Recover to out-of-box state. (Sample Image) Recovery of Factory Default Software screen Click Next. A confirmation message displays reminding you that all data will be lost during the recovery process. Be sure to save your work to external media before proceeding (see your work”...
  • Page 59 Recovering the Internal Storage Drive You can recover the C: drive without affecting other partitions by either using the utilities stored on your computer’s internal storage drive or by using recovery DVDs/media, if you have created such media. To recover using the first method, follow the procedure below.
  • Page 60 Getting Started Recovering the Internal Storage Drive When the Toshiba Recovery Wizard opens and the Selecting a process screen displays, select Recovery of Factory Default Software and then click Next. (Sample Image) Selecting a Process screen The Recovery of Factory Default Software screen appears.
  • Page 61: Recovering To A Custom Size Partition

    Click Next. A confirmation message displays reminding you that all data on the C: drive will be lost during the recovery process. Be sure to save your work to external media before proceeding (see “Backing up your work” on page Click Next to begin the recovery.
  • Page 62 Click Yes to continue. (Sample Image) Warning screen When the Toshiba Recovery Wizard opens and the Selecting a process screen displays, select Recovery of Factory Default Software and then click Next. (Sample Image) Selecting a Process screen...
  • Page 63: Creating Recovery Dvds/Media

    The Recovery of Factory Default Software screen appears. Select Recover to a custom size partition. (Sample Image) Recovery of Factory Default Software screen Use the on-screen arrow buttons in The size of drive C: field to set the partition size. Click Next.
  • Page 64 Follow the procedure below to determine how much space you will need for storing your system’s recovery files. To create recovery DVDs/media: Click Start, All Programs, My Toshiba, and then Recovery Media Creator. The TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator dialog box displays.
  • Page 65 Click the Create button in the TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator utility dialog box. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the copy process.
  • Page 66: Restoring From Recovery Dvds/Media

    Getting Started Recovering the Internal Storage Drive Restoring from recovery DVDs/media The recovery process deletes information stored on the internal storage drive. Be sure to save your work to external media before executing the recovery (see NOTE During the internal storage drive recovery process it is strongly recommended that your computer be connected to an external power source via the AC adaptor.
  • Page 67: Erasing The Internal Storage Drive

    Click Yes to continue. When the Toshiba Recovery Wizard opens and the Selecting a Process screen displays, select Recovery of Factory Default Software and then click Next.
  • Page 68 Getting Started Erasing the Internal Storage Drive To delete all data and partitions from the internal storage drive: Access the Toshiba Recovery Wizard on your internal storage drive or on your recovery DVDs/media. ❖ To access the Recovery Wizard on your internal storage drive: Press and hold the 0 (zero) key while powering on the computer.
  • Page 69: Checking The Internal Storage Drive Operating Status

    Highlight the internal storage drive in the Volume list to display its status in the lower portion of the screen. Installing drivers and applications The TOSHIBA Application Installer allows you to reinstall the drivers and applications that were originally bundled with your computer.
  • Page 70: Using The Touch Pad

    Getting Started Using the touch pad Using the touch pad NOTE Some of the touch pad operations described in this section are only supported in certain applications. You can use the touch pad (the small, touch-sensitive area in front of the keyboard) and the adjacent control buttons to: ❖...
  • Page 71 Do the following: Move the on-screen Slide your finger across the touch pad in the direction you want to move the pointer. pointer To move the pointer a longer distance, slide your finger several times across the touch pad in the preferred direction. Select an item Move the pointer to the item you want to select.
  • Page 72 To stop scrolling, lift your finger off of the touch pad. To enable circular scrolling, click on the Mouse icon in the Optimize tab of Toshiba Assist. Click the Device Settings tab and then click on Settings. Double-click on and then double-click on Scrolling.
  • Page 73: Adjusting Touch Pad Settings

    Mouse Properties option of the Windows Control Panel. For more information, please visit www.support.toshiba.com, and enter the phrase “Mouse pointer jumps around as you type” into the Search field. Disabling or enabling the touch pad The touch pad is enabled by default.
  • Page 74: Using External Display Devices

    Getting Started Using external display devices Using external display devices Your computer comes with a built-in display, but you can also connect the following types of external display devices to the video ports described below: ❖ An HDMI™-compatible television or external display device via the HDMI™...
  • Page 75: Directing The Display Output When You Turn On The Computer

    Turn on the external device. Your computer will automatically detect the external display device. NOTE In the future you can change the display settings by pressing by configuring the display properties settings. Directing the display output when you turn on the computer Once you have connected an external display device, you can choose to use the internal display only, the external device only, or both simultaneously.
  • Page 76: Adjusting The Quality Of The External Display

    Getting Started Using an external keyboard ❖ Swap-Switch primary display between internal display and external monitor when using extended desktop (Sample Image) Display options window Adjusting the quality of the external display To obtain the best picture quality from your television (or other video display device), you may need to adjust the video settings.
  • Page 77: Setting Up A Printer

    If your printer supports Plug and Play, your computer may automatically recognize the printer; the printer is then ready for use. Refer to your printer documentation for further instructions. TECHNICAL NOTE: To determine if your printer supports Plug and Play, check its documentation. If your printer does not support Plug and Play, you can set up the printer as described in To connect a printer to your computer:...
  • Page 78: Turning Off The Computer

    Getting Started Turning off the computer Turning off the computer Pressing the power button before shutting down the Windows operating system could cause you to lose your work. Make sure the system indicator panel’s storage drive light and the drive in-use light are off.
  • Page 79 Factors to consider when choosing Hibernation: ❖ While in Hibernation mode, the computer uses no main battery power. ❖ Because the state of the system is stored to the internal storage drive, no data is lost if the main battery discharges. ❖...
  • Page 80: Using The Shut Down Command

    Getting Started Turning off the computer ❖ If the battery charge becomes critically low, the computer will try to enter Hibernation mode. If you power down using the Sleep command and the main battery discharges fully, your unsaved information will be lost. Be sure to save your work first.
  • Page 81 Click Change plan settings under the power plan to be customized. The Edit Plan Settings window appears. (Sample Image) Edit Plan Settings screen Click Change advanced power settings. The Advanced settings tab of the Power Options window appears. Double-click Power buttons and lid to display the actions that you can configure.
  • Page 82: Using And Configuring Hibernation Mode

    Getting Started Turning off the computer NOTE These options can be set separately for how they operate while the computer is running on battery power or while connected to AC power. ❖ Lid close action Set this option to Shut down if you want the computer to shut down when you close the display panel.
  • Page 83 Click Hibernate in the pop-up menu. The computer saves the state of all open programs and files, turns off the display, and then turns off. Configuring Hibernation mode options You can place the computer into Hibernation 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 Hibernation mode.
  • Page 84 Getting Started Turning off the computer Double-click Power buttons and lid to display the actions that you can configure. (Sample Image) Advanced settings tab of Power Options screen Select Hibernate 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 power.
  • Page 85: Using And Configuring Sleep Mode

    Starting again from Hibernation mode To start up the computer from Hibernation mode, press the power button until the ON/OFF light glows white. The computer returns to the screen(s) you were using. If you put the computer in Hibernation mode by closing the display panel, you can start it again by opening the display panel.
  • Page 86 Getting Started Turning off the computer To use any of these methods, you first need to enable them using the Power Options feature. Click Start, Control Panel, System and Security, and then Power Options. The Power Options window appears. Click Change plan settings under the power plan to be customized.
  • Page 87 Double-click Power buttons and lid to display the actions that you can configure. (Sample Image) Advanced settings tab of Power Options screen 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 power.
  • Page 88: Closing The Display Panel

    Getting Started Customizing your computer’s settings Starting again from Sleep mode To start up the computer from Sleep mode, press the power button until the ON/OFF light glows white. The computer returns to the screen(s) you were using. If you place the computer in Sleep mode by closing the display panel, you can start it again by opening the display panel.
  • Page 89: Moving The Computer

    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.
  • Page 90: Chapter 2: Learning The Basics

    Chapter 2 Learning the Basics This chapter gives some computing tips and provides important information about basic features. Computing tips ❖ Save your work frequently. Your work stays in the computer’s temporary memory until you save it to the internal storage drive. If the network you are using goes down and you must restart your computer to reconnect, or your battery runs out of charge while you are working, you will lose all work since you last saved.
  • Page 91: Using The Keyboard

    ❖ Back up your files to external 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 internal storage drive suddenly fails, you will lose all the data on it unless you have a separate backup copy.
  • Page 92: Character Keys

    Learning the Basics Using the keyboard Character keys Typing with the character keys is very much like typing on a typewriter, except that: ❖ The space bar creates a space character instead of just passing over an area of the page. ❖...
  • Page 93: Backlit Keyboard

    Your computer’s keyboard has one key and one button that have special functions in Windows ❖ Windows ❖ Application key—Has a similar function as the secondary mouse button Backlit keyboard Your keyboard may have a backlight illumination feature. If the keyboard backlight setting is set to Auto, the backlight turns on when you type on the keyboard and turns off after a certain interval when you stop typing.
  • Page 94: Starting A Program From Windows Explorer

    Learning the Basics Starting a program Click the program group, in this example, Accessories. The Accessories menu is displayed. Click the program, in this example, WordPad. WordPad opens. To close the program, click the Close button in the upper-right corner of the program’s window. Starting a program from Windows If a program is not listed in the All Programs menu, you can start it from Windows...
  • Page 95: Starting A Program Using The Search Programs And Files Field

    Starting a program using the Search programs and files field This example uses the Start menu’s Search programs and files field to start WordPad: Click Start to display the Start menu. The Search programs and files field appears at the bottom of the Start menu.
  • Page 96 Learning the Basics Saving your work Saving files Click on the arrow in the upper-left corner of your Windows and then click Save. 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.
  • Page 97: Printing Your Work

    ® Microsoft Word file. Creating your own extension is usually unwise, since the program is unlikely to recognize a strange extension and may refuse to handle your file correctly. TECHNICAL NOTE: By default, the Windows not show file extensions. For information on showing or hiding file extensions, see your Windows Printing your work Ensure the operating system is set up for your printer as described...
  • Page 98: Backing Up Your Work

    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.
  • Page 99: Using The Optical Disc Drive

    TECHNICAL NOTE: When restoring files, the backup program prompts you if you try to overwrite a file that already exists on the internal storage drive. Make sure the backup version is the one you want before overwriting the existing file. Using the optical disc drive Optical storage is a popular medium for software, music, and video.
  • Page 100 Learning the Basics Using the optical disc drive ❖ Some Blu-ray Disc™ movies have online content that can be accessed from the disc. To view this content, your computer must be connected to the Internet. ❖ While viewing online content, your system may not view it in High Definition on an external monitor, even though your display setting is set to simultaneous.
  • Page 101: Optical Disc Drive Components

    Optical disc drive components The optical disc drive is located on the side of the computer. Your optical disc drive may look like this: Drive in-use indicator light Eject button Manual eject hole (Sample Illustration) Optical disc drive Drive in-use indicator light—Indicates when the drive is in use. Eject button—Press to release the disc tray.
  • Page 102 Learning the Basics Using the optical disc drive Press the drive’s eject button. The disc tray slides partially out of the drive. Grasp the tray and pull it fully open. (Sample Illustration) Drive tray fully extended Hold the disc by its edges and check that it is free of dust. If the disc is dusty, clean it as described in discs”...
  • Page 103: Playing An Audio Cd

    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.
  • Page 104: Recording Optical Media

    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 disc 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.
  • Page 105: Removing A Disc With The Computer Off

    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 106: Chapter 3: Mobile Computing

    It has a number of other features that enhance its energy efficiency. Many of these energy-saving features have been preset 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 traveling.
  • Page 107: Battery Notice

    This is normal for all batteries. To purchase a new battery pack, see the accessories information included with your computer or visit the Toshiba Web site at accessories.toshiba.com. Use only batteries designed to work with your Toshiba computer.
  • Page 108: Power Management

    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.
  • Page 109: Charging The Main Battery

    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.
  • Page 110: Monitoring Main Battery Power

    Mobile Computing Monitoring main battery power To recharge the RTC battery, plug the computer into a live electrical outlet and leave the computer powered on for 24 hours. NOTE It is seldom necessary to charge the RTC battery because it charges while the computer is on.
  • Page 111 HINT: Be careful not to confuse the battery light ( light ( ), and the power button light (near the upper-left corner of the keyboard). When the ON/OFF light or power button light flashes amber, it indicates that the system is suspended (using the Windows operating system Sleep command).
  • Page 112: Determining Remaining Battery Power

    Mobile Computing Monitoring main battery power Determining remaining battery power NOTE Wait a few moments after turning on the computer before trying to monitor the remaining battery power. The computer needs this time to check the battery’s remaining capacity and perform its calculations.
  • Page 113: Setting Battery Notifications

    Setting battery notifications You can set two notifications. Each notification can be set to alert you when a specified percentage of remaining battery power has been reached. You can also set the computer to enter Sleep mode or Hibernation mode or to completely power down when the notification goes off.
  • Page 114: Power Plans

    Mobile Computing Monitoring main battery power ❖ Where you are working, since operating time decreases at low temperatures There are various ways in which you can conserve power and extend the operating time of your battery: ❖ Enable Sleep or Hibernation, which saves power when you turn off the computer and turn it back on again ❖...
  • Page 115: Using The Toshiba Eco Power Plan

    For example, when this power plan is enabled, the brightness of the display is reduced and the interval before Sleep mode takes effect is shortened. To enable or disable the TOSHIBA eco power plan, press the eco Utility™ button.
  • Page 116: Changing The Main Battery

    To learn how to access the utility, see “TOSHIBA eco Utility™” on page For more information on the TOSHIBA eco power plan, see the Help file in the TOSHIBA eco Utility™ window. 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.
  • Page 117 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.
  • Page 118: Inserting A Charged Battery

    Mobile Computing Changing the main battery 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.
  • Page 119: Taking Care Of Your Battery

    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.
  • Page 120: Maintaining Your Battery

    Mobile Computing Disposing of used 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.
  • Page 121 If you cannot find the information you need elsewhere, call Toshiba at: (800) 457-7777. In addition, Toshiba’s recycling initiatives include recycling programs, events and consumer promotions. For details, please visit us.toshiba.com/green.
  • Page 122: 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 cords, and compact discs.
  • Page 123: Chapter 4: Exploring Your Computer's Features

    Chapter 4 Exploring Your Computer’s Features In this chapter, you will explore some of the special features of your computer. Exploring the desktop The desktop is the launching pad for everything you can do in the ® Windows operating system. You can use its features to start programs, find documents, set up system components, and perform most other computing tasks.
  • Page 124: Finding Your Way Around The Desktop

    Exploring Your Computer’s Features Exploring the desktop 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.
  • Page 125 ❖ TECHNICAL NOTE: If you delete a large number of files or very large files from the internal storage drive, there may be insufficient space available in the Recycle Bin to hold these files. In this case, Windows delete the file(s) or cancel the deletion. ❖...
  • Page 126: Setting Up For Communications

    To turn your wireless communication ON/OFF, press NOTE To enable or disable wireless communication, press the For more information see ® “Hot Keys/TOSHIBA Cards” on page /LAN, etc.) Hot Key. 183.
  • Page 127: Connecting Your Computer To A Network

    NOTE When the Wireless antenna is ON, the wireless indicator light be lit. For help with common Wi-Fi networking problems” on page Connecting your computer to a network You can connect your computer to a network to increase its capabilities and functionality using one of its communication ports. Accessing a network To access a network, connect an Ethernet cable to the Network port (RJ45) on your computer.
  • Page 128: Using External Speakers Or Headphones

    Exploring Your Computer’s Features Using the Web Camera Click the Start Recording button. Speak normally into the microphone. When you have finished recording, click the Stop Recording button. The Save As dialog box appears. To save the file, type a file name, and then click Save. Using external speakers or headphones Your computer is equipped with a full stereo sound system with internal speakers.
  • Page 129: Using The Memory Card Reader

    The Web Camera software, by default, should already be running. The Web Camera indicator light glows when the Web Camera is active. For more information on the software, click Start, All Programs, TOSHIBA, Utilities, and then Web Camera Application Help. Using the Memory card reader The Memory card reader supports the use of Memory Stick Memory Stick PRO™, Memory Stick PRO Duo™, Memory Stick...
  • Page 130: Inserting Memory Media

    Exploring Your Computer’s Features Using the Memory card reader 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.
  • Page 131 Exploring Your Computer’s Features Grasp the card and pull it straight out. (Sample Illustration) Removing memory media 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.
  • Page 132: Chapter 5: Utilities

    ❖ TOSHIBA Assist ❖ TOSHIBA Application Installer ❖ Supervisor password ❖ User password ❖ TOSHIBA Face Recognition Utility ❖ TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool Utility ❖ TOSHIBA HDD Protection Utility ❖ Mouse Utility ❖ TOSHIBA Hardware Setup ❖ TOSHIBA Sleep Utility...
  • Page 133: Toshiba Assist

    ❖ TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor 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, click Start, All Programs, TOSHIBA, Utilities, and then TOSHIBA Assist.
  • Page 134: Secure

    Utilities TOSHIBA Assist Secure The features available in this category are: ❖ Supervisor password ❖ User password (Sample Image) TOSHIBA Assist window – Secure tab...
  • Page 135: Protect & Fix

    Protect & Fix The features available in this category are: ❖ TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool Utility ❖ TOSHIBA HDD Protection Utility (Sample Image) TOSHIBA Assist window – Protect & Fix tab Utilities TOSHIBA Assist...
  • Page 136: Optimize

    The features available in this category are: ❖ Mouse Utility ❖ TOSHIBA Hardware Setup ❖ TOSHIBA Button Support ❖ TOSHIBA Accessibility ❖ TOSHIBA Face Recognition Utility ❖ TOSHIBA Sleep Utility ❖ TOSHIBA eco Utility™ (Sample Image) TOSHIBA Assist window – Optimize tab (Hardware Settings)
  • Page 137: Toshiba Recovery Media Creator

    TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator The TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator utility enables you to create recovery DVDs/media that can be used to return your system to its out-of-box state, if necessary. For detailed information on using the utility to create recovery DVDs/media, see recovery DVDs/media”...
  • Page 138: Setting Passwords

    TOSHIBA is not responsible for any losses that may occur to you, your organization or others as a result of the inability to access your computer.
  • Page 139 To set a supervisor password: Click Start, All Programs, TOSHIBA, Utilities, and then TOSHIBA Assist. The TOSHIBA Assist window appears. On the left side, click the Secure tab. Click the Supervisor Password icon. The Supervisor Password tab of the TOSHIBA Password Utility window appears.
  • Page 140: Using A User Password

    TOSHIBA is not responsible for any losses that may occur to you, your organization or others as a result of the inability to access your computer.
  • Page 141: Toshiba Face Recognition Utility

    TOSHIBA does not guarantee that the face recognition 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 face recognition software or utility.
  • Page 142: Toshiba Pc Diagnostic Tool Utility

    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:...
  • Page 143: Toshiba Hdd Protection Utility

    TOSHIBA HDD Protection Utility The TOSHIBA HDD Protection Utility controls your computer’s hard disk drive (HDD) protection feature, which parks the HDD whenever motion is detected on the computer. Using this utility, you can enable or disable hard disk drive (HDD) protection, and set the motion detector’s sensitivity level for AC power and battery...
  • Page 144: Mouse Utility

    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. TOSHIBA Assist.
  • Page 145: Toshiba Hardware Setup

    To access it: ❖ Click Start, All Programs, TOSHIBA, Utilities, and then HWSetup, or click the TOSHIBA Hardware Settings icon in the Optimize tab of The TOSHIBA HWSetup screen appears. (Sample Image) TOSHIBA HWSetup screen – General tab options The TOSHIBA HWSetup screen may have the following tabs: ❖...
  • Page 146 Utilities TOSHIBA Hardware Setup ❖ Button Setting—Allows you to set conditions for the buttons on the system control panel ❖ Display—Allows you to change various default settings for the built-in display NOTE When the computer restarts, it remembers the last configuration. If...
  • Page 147: Toshiba Sleep Utility

    “USB Sleep and Charge function.” It also displays the remaining battery capacity. Starting the TOSHIBA Sleep Utility To start this utility, click Start, All Programs, TOSHIBA, Utilities, and then Sleep Utility. USB Sleep and Charge Your computer can supply USB bus power (DC 5V) to the USB port even when the computer is in Sleep mode, Hibernation mode or shutdown state (powered off).
  • Page 148 Utilities TOSHIBA Sleep Utility NOTE ❖ When “USB Sleep and Charge function” is set to Enabled, USB bus power (DC 5V) will be supplied to the compatible port even when the power of the computer is turned OFF. USB bus power (DC 5V) is similarly supplied to the external devices which are connected to the compatible ports.
  • Page 149: Enabling Usb Sleep And Charge

    If your device does not charge in Auto Mode, try using Alternate Mode. To select a different charging mode, use the Power supply mode drop-down list in the utility. (Sample Image) TOSHIBA USB Sleep and Charge Utility screen Utilities TOSHIBA Sleep Utility...
  • Page 150: Toshiba Button Support

    USB Sleep and Charge in the utility and turn the computer on to charge the device, or use a different charging device. TOSHIBA Button Support TOSHIBA Button Support allows you to customize the TOSHIBA Presentation button. These buttons are located on the system control panel directly above the keyboard.
  • Page 151: Toshiba Accessibility

    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 Accessibility lets you make the press it once, release it, and then press a function key to activate the hot key function.
  • Page 152: Toshiba Eco Utility

    The TOSHIBA eco Utility™ monitors your power savings from using the eco power plan by tracking real-time power consumption and accumulated savings over time. To access the TOSHIBA eco Utility™, do one of the following: ❖ Click Start, All Programs, TOSHIBA, Utilities, and then TOSHIBA eco Utility.
  • Page 153: Toshiba Service Station

    This information is used to identify and provide a notification of system conditions that may affect the performance of your TOSHIBA computer. It may also be used to help diagnose problems should the computer require service by TOSHIBA or TOSHIBA's authorized service providers.
  • Page 154 Utilities TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor You may disable the TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor at any time by uninstalling the software via the Windows will automatically delete all collected information from the internal storage drive. The TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor software does not extend or modify TOSHIBA's obligations under its standard limited warranty in any way.
  • Page 155: Chapter 6: If Something Goes Wrong

    This chapter aims to help you solve many problems by yourself. It covers the problems you are most likely to encounter. If all else fails, contact Toshiba. You will find information on Toshiba’s support services at the end of this chapter.
  • Page 156: Problems When You Turn On The Computer

    If Something Goes Wrong Problems when you turn on the computer 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.
  • Page 157 Problems when you turn on the computer The computer displays the Recovery – Windows did not shut down successfully To continue, select Start Windows normally. This can happen if the computer was put into Sleep mode and the battery has discharged.
  • Page 158: The Windows Operating System Is Not Working

    The output specifications of the AC adaptor must match the input specifications of the computer. If the specifications do not match, locate and use the AC adaptor that shipped with your computer. If the specifications do match, contact Toshiba. See page 179. ®...
  • Page 159: Using Startup Options To Fix Problems

    The Windows ❖ The operating system responds differently from the normal routine. ❖ The screen does not look right. Unless a hardware device has failed, problems usually occur when you change the system in some way such as installing a new program or adding a device.
  • Page 160: Internet Problems

    Click one of the options listed in the window and then follow the on-screen instructions. You can connect to Support Online by clicking the Ask button and then clicking Microsoft Customer Support or by going to Toshiba support at pcsupport.toshiba.com. ®...
  • Page 161: Fixing A Problem With Device Manager

    Fixing a problem with Device Manager Device Manager provides a way to check and change the configuration of a device. 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 162: Memory Problems

    Your computer has two memory module slots. Both slots are located under the keyboard and should only be accessed by a Toshiba authorized service provider. TECHNICAL NOTE: You must have at least one memory module installed for the computer to work.
  • Page 163: Keyboard Problems

    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 included with your computer, or visit the Toshiba Web site at accessories.toshiba.com.
  • Page 164: Display Problems

    If Something Goes Wrong Display problems 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. If you have registered a password, press any key, type the password and press Enter screen reactivates and allows you to continue working.
  • Page 165 NOTE To improve screen resolution and increase/decrease screen size, press Fn + For more information, see the Windows A message displays saying 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.
  • Page 166: Disk Or Storage Drive Problems

    If Something Goes Wrong Disk or storage drive problems Disk or storage drive problems Problems with the storage drive or with external media usually show up as an inability to access the drive or as sector errors. Sometimes a drive problem may cause one or more files to appear to have garbage in them.
  • Page 167: Optical Disc Drive Problems

    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. Some programs run correctly but others do not. This is probably a configuration problem.
  • Page 168 For more information regarding supported optical media formats, refer to the complete detail specifications for your computer at pcsupport.toshiba.com. If the problem is with an optical data disc, refer to the software’s documentation and check that the hardware configuration meets the program’s needs.
  • Page 169 Make sure to connect your computer's power cord/cable to a live electrical outlet via the AC Adaptor when playing a BD, otherwise, Blu-ray Disc™ playback may not operate smoothly. If Something Goes Wrong Optical disc drive problems player or "TOSHIBA DVD Player" for DVD playback.
  • Page 170: Sound System Problems

    If Something Goes Wrong Sound system problems Sound system problems No sound is coming from the computer’s speakers. Adjust the volume control. Try pressing Check that the volume control on the computer is turned up. If you are using external headphones or speakers, check that they are securely connected to your computer.
  • Page 171: Wireless Networking Problems

    The printer will not print what you see on the screen. Many programs display information on the screen differently from the way they print it. See if your program has a print preview mode. This mode lets you see your work exactly as it will print. Contact the software manufacturer for more information.
  • Page 172: Dvd And Bd Operating Problems

    Verify that the disc is in a format that the drive supports. Ensure that the disc is properly inserted in the drive tray. “Hot Keys/TOSHIBA Cards” on page one other than the private address of in the Search programs and files field.
  • Page 173: Develop Good Computing Habits

    “Checking device properties” on page on using Device Manager to view the optical disc drive properties. Check the Toshiba Web site for new information on optical disc drives and their operation. A blank screen appears while watching a DVD-ROM or BD-ROM movie or title.
  • Page 174: Data And System Configuration Backup In The Windows Operating System

    If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits On a regular basis, back up the information stored on your internal storage drive. Use Windows disc, or external hard disk. Here are some ways you can do this: ❖ Use the Windows entire computer to an optical disc, or external hard disk.
  • Page 175 Saving system configuration with restore points The System Restore feature of the Windows quickly creates restore points—‘snapshots’ of your Windows operating system configuration—and saves them for later recall. If you experience problems after installing some new hardware or software, you can easily select a previously established Control Point to ‘turn back the clock,’...
  • Page 176 If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits NOTE This list may contain restore points that you did not create. Restore points labeled System Checkpoint were automatically created by the Windows created automatically by applications when they were installed. If you selected Choose a different restore point in step 2, select the restore point you want to use, and then click Next.
  • Page 177 Click Back up your computer under the System and Security heading. Follow the on-screen instructions to back up your files. For more help, click Start, Help and Support, and search for “back up files.” 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, optical disc drive writers, scanners, etc.) and software (applications like...
  • Page 178 If you are attempting to charge a device without an AC adaptor connected to the computer, the computer's battery power may be below the limit specified in the TOSHIBA Sleep Utility or the battery may be depleted. Lower the limit in the TOSHIBA...
  • Page 179: If You Need Further Assistance

    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. If Something Goes Wrong If you need further assistance 147.
  • Page 180: Other Toshiba Internet Web Sites

    Information about what you were doing when the problem occurred ❖ Exact error messages and when they occurred For technical support, call the Toshiba Customer Support Center: Within the United States at (800) 457-7777 Outside the United States at (949) 859-4273 Other Toshiba Internet Web sites toshiba.com...
  • Page 181: Toshiba's Worldwide Offices

    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...
  • Page 182 Toshiba’s worldwide offices 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. The Rest of Europe Toshiba Europe (I.E.) GmbH Hammfelddamm 8 D-4-1460 Neuss Germany...
  • Page 183: Appendix A: Hot Keys/Toshiba Cards

    Appendix A Hot Keys/TOSHIBA Cards Hot keys and TOSHIBA Cards provide a quick way to modify selected system functions and to launch applications. Hot Key Cards The Hot Key Cards are used to set or modify the following system functions: ❖...
  • Page 184: Using The Hot Key Cards

    Hot Keys/TOSHIBA Cards Hot key functions Using the Hot Key Cards The Hot Key Cards are normally hidden from view. The Cards appear when you press the corresponding function key. NOTE Hot keys are keys that, when pressed, turn system functions on and off.
  • Page 185: Internet

    Disabling or enabling the touch pad Press this hot key enables/disables the touch pad. Illumination Press this hot key to turn the keyboard backlight ON/OFF. Optical disc drive Press this hot key to turn the optical disc drive ON/OFF Hot Keys/TOSHIBA Cards Hot key functions...
  • Page 186: Output (Display Switch)

    Hot Keys/TOSHIBA Cards Hot key functions Output (Display switch) This TOSHIBA Card or hot key cycles through the power-on display options (only the first option is available when you do not have an external monitor attached) (the last option is available only if you are in Extended Display Mode).
  • Page 187: Display Brightness

    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.
  • Page 188: Disabling Or Enabling Wireless Devices

    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...
  • Page 189: Keyboard Hot Key Functions

    This hot key turns the backlit keyboard ON/OFF. You can also set a timer to turn the backlight off after a designated amount of non-operation. For more information, see “Backlit keyboard” on page This hot key switches screen resolution. Fn + Hot Keys/TOSHIBA Cards Hot key functions...
  • Page 190: Appendix B: Power Cord/Cable Connectors

    Appendix B Power Cord/Cable Connectors Your computer ships with the correct power supply for the country of purchase. This appendix shows the shapes of the typical AC power cord/cable connectors for various parts of the world. UL approved United Kingdom BS approved Australia AS approved...
  • Page 191: 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 BD-ROM CD-ROM CD-RW CMOS COM1 COM2 Alternating Current Basic Input/Output System Blu-ray Disc Read-Only Memory bits per second Compact Disc Compact Disc Read-Only Memory...
  • Page 192 Glossary DIMM DVD-ROM Digital Versatile (or Video) Disc Read-Only Memory EPROM eSATA HDMI HDMI-CEC HTML IEEE MIDI PCMCIA Dual Inline Memory Module Disk Operating System Dots Per Inch Digital Versatile (or Video) Disc Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory external Serial Advanced Technology Attachment File Allocation Table Federal Communications Commission gigabyte...
  • Page 193 SDRAM 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 194 Glossary backup—A copy of a file, usually on a removable disk, kept in case the original file is lost or damaged. Basic Input/Output System (BIOS)—See BIOS. 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).
  • Page 195 cache—A section of very fast memory in which frequently used information is duplicated for quick access. Accessing data from cache is faster than accessing it from the computer’s main memory. See also CPU cache, L1 cache, L2 cache. CD—An individual compact disc. See also CD-ROM. CD-ROM (Compact Disc Read-Only Memory)—A form of high- capacity storage that uses laser optics instead of magnetic means for reading data.
  • Page 196 Glossary CPU cache—A section of very fast memory residing between the CPU and the computer’s main memory that temporarily stores data and instructions the CPU will need to execute commands and programs. See also cache, L1 cache, L2 cache. cursor—An on-screen symbol (usually a flashing vertical line) that indicates the position where characters will appear when you enter data.
  • Page 197 document—Any file created with an application and, if saved to disk, given a name by which it can be retrieved. See also file. double-click—To press and release the pointing device’s primary button rapidly twice without moving the pointing device. In the Windows operating system, this refers to the pointing device’s left button, unless otherwise stated.
  • Page 198 Glossary file—A collection of related information, saved on disk with a unique name. A file may be a program, information used by a program, or a document. See also document. File Allocation Table (FAT)—The section of a storage drive that keeps track of the location of stored files.
  • Page 199 HDMI cables. See also HDMI. Hibernation—A feature of many Toshiba computers that saves to the internal storage drive 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 200 Glossary LAN (Local Area Network)—A group of computers or other devices dispersed over a relatively limited area and connected by a communications link that enables any device to interact with any other on the network. LED (Light Emitting Diode)—A solid state lamp (SSL) that uses light-emitting diodes (LEDs) as the source of light, which offers long life and high efficiency output.
  • Page 201 motherboard—The computer’s main circuit board that contains the processor, memory, and other primary components. MS-DOS prompt—See system prompt. multi-function drive—A DVD drive that can read and write to CD and DVD media. multimedia—A combination of two or more media, such as sound, animation, and video in a computer program or presentation.
  • Page 202 Glossary password—A unique string of characters entered by a user to verify his or her identity to the computer or the network. PC Card—A credit-card-sized expansion card designed to increase the capabilities of computers. PC Cards provide functions such as modem, fax/modem, hard disk drive, network adapter, sound card, or SCSI adapter.
  • Page 203 Random Access Memory—See RAM. Read-Only Memory—See ROM. reboot—See boot, restart. removable disk—A disk that can be removed from a disk drive. A Flash drive 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.
  • Page 204 Glossary shortcut—See keyboard shortcut. Sleep—A feature of some Windows 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. software—See program. Compare hardware. solid state drive —A data storage device that utilizes solid-state memory as opposed to a hard disk (see also hard disk).
  • Page 205 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)—The worldwide network of Web sites linked together over the Internet.
  • Page 206: Index

    Index AC adaptor 49 AC power 108 accessing network 127 adding memory (optional) 54 optional external devices 54 adequate ventilation cooling fan 48 adjusting touch pad settings 73 audio features 127 backing up files 91 backlit keyboard 93 battery battery life 107 Call2Recycle™...
  • Page 207 111 BIOS Setup see TOSHIBA Hardware Setup Blu-ray Disc™ using 99 button eco Utility™ 115 eject, optical disc drive 101 power 53 Shut down 80 start 125 Call2Recycle™ battery 121 caring for your computer 88 changing battery 116...
  • Page 208 Index display, external adjusting 76 disposal information 32 disposing of used batteries 120 caring for discs 105 removing with computer off 105 removing with computer on 104 DVD BD player troubleshooting 172 DVDs using 99 eco Utility™ button 115 eject button optical disc drive 101 eject, optical disc drive 101 enabling...
  • Page 209 127 connecting your computer 127 networking wireless 126 notification area 126 ON/OFF indicator light 111 online resources Toshiba 105 optical disc Auto-Run feature 103 caring for 105 handling 102 inserting 101 playing optical media 103 positioning 102 recording optical media 104...
  • Page 210 46 printer connecting 76 setting up 77 troubleshooting 170 USB-compatible 76 printing a file 97 problem solving contacting Toshiba 179 Startup options 159 program, starting 93 program, starting from Start menu 93 projector connecting 74 real-time clock (RTC) battery 107...
  • Page 211 an optical disc with computer on and optical disc with computer off battery from the computer 116 restarting computer 82 restore points troubleshooting 175 restoring your work 98 running computer on battery power safety computer 122 disposing of batteries 120 icons 43 precautions 46 safety precautions...
  • Page 212 TOSHIBA Assist 133 Optimize tab 136 Protect & Fix tab 135 Secure tab 134 TOSHIBA Button Support 150 TOSHIBA eco power plan 115 TOSHIBA eco Utility™ 152 TOSHIBA Face Recognition Utility TOSHIBA Hardware Setup 145 TOSHIBA HDD Protection Utility TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool Utility...
  • Page 213 DVDs 99 Hibernation mode 82 Memory card reader 129 optical disc drive 99 Shut down command 80 Sleep mode 85 TOSHIBA eco power plan 115 touch pad 70 Web Camera 128 using the keyboard 91 Utilities 132 video projector adjusting display 76...

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