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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 165
®
X200
in this guide.
"If Something Goes Wrong" on
GMAD00169010
01/08

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    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 165 in this guide.

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    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 parallel port, monitor port, USB port, PS/2 port microphone jack (Port availability depends on model selected).

  • Page 4: Industry Canada Requirement

    This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. 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.

  • Page 5: Telephone Company Procedures

    If trouble is experienced with this equipment, for repair or limited warranty information, please contact Toshiba Corporation, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. or an authorized representative of Toshiba, or the Toshiba Support Centre within the United States at (800) 457-7777 or Outside the United States at (949) 859-4273.

  • Page 6

    Alarm Equipment If your home has specially wired alarm equipment connected to the telephone line, ensure the installation of this equipment does not disable your alarm equipment. If you have questions about what will disable alarm equipment, consult your telephone company or a qualified installer. Instructions for IC CS-03 Certified Equipment NOTICE: The Industry Canada label identifies certified equipment.

  • Page 7: Wireless Interoperability

    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.

  • Page 8: Regulatory Information

    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.

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    The above Caution information applies to products that operate with an 802.11a device. 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.

  • Page 10

    VCCI Class B Information 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.

  • Page 11: Device Authorization

    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 12: Radio Approvals For Wireless Devices

    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. Radio Approvals for Wireless Devices NOTE The following information is dependent on what type of wireless device is in...

  • Page 13

    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.

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    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/Liechtenstein Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, UK...

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    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.

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    802.11a (5 GHz) Australia Canada France Ireland Luxembourg Norway Switzerland Turbo Mode (5 GHz) Canada Approved Countries/Regions for use for the Intel Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI Adapter This equipment is approved to the radio standard by the countries/regions in the following table.

  • Page 17: Wireless Lan Card

    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.

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    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.

  • Page 19: 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 20: 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 21: 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 22

    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.

  • Page 23

    This equipment uses a frequency bandwidth from 2,400 MHz to 2,483.5 MHz. It is impossible to avoid the band of mobile object identification systems. 3. TOSHIBA Direct PC Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 17:00 Toll Free Tel: 0120-15-1048 Direct Dial: 03-3457-4850...

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    (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 25

    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 26

    Card is a trademark of Fuji Photo Film, Co., Ltd. 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 27: Table Of Contents

    Keeping yourself comfortable ...40 Precautions...40 Important information on your computer’s Setting up your computer ...42 Setting up your software...43 Registering your computer with Toshiba ...43 Adding optional external devices...44 Connecting to a power source ...44 Charging the main battery...47 cooling fan ...42...

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    Contents Using the computer for the first time ...47 Opening the display panel ...47 Your computer’s features and specifications ...49 Turning on the power ...49 Adding memory (optional) ...50 Installing a memory module ...50 Removing a memory module...56 Checking total memory ...57 Using the TouchPad™...58 Scrolling with the TouchPad™...

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    Playing optical media ...97 Recording optical media ...97 Removing a disc with the computer on...98 Removing a disc with the computer off ...98 Caring for optical discs ...99 Toshiba’s online resources ...99 ® keys ...85 Search field ...87 ® Media Center in ®...

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    Contents Chapter 3: Mobile Computing...100 Toshiba’s energy-saver design...100 Running the computer on battery power ...100 Battery Notice ...101 Power management ...102 Using additional batteries ...102 Charging batteries...102 Charging the main battery...103 Charging the RTC battery...103 Monitoring main battery power...104 Determining remaining battery power...106 What to do when the main battery runs low ...106...

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    Using an instant password...138 Using a supervisor password...139 Using a user password ...140 Deleting a user password...141 TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool Utility...142 TOSHIBA SD™ Memory Card Format Utility ...143 Mouse Utility ...144 TOSHIBA Hardware Setup...145 TOSHIBA Zooming Utility...147 TOSHIBA Button Support...148 CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer ...149...

  • Page 32

    Contents Fingerprint utility limitations ...151 Fingerprint Enrollment ...151 Fingerprint Logon ...153 Power-on Security ...153 Control Center...154 Password Bank ...156 Care and maintenance of your fingerprint Fingerprint reader limitations ...161 ConfigFree Getting Started...162 ConfigFree Chapter 6: If Something Goes Wrong...165 Problems that are easy to fix ...165 Problems when you turn on the computer...166 The Windows Using Startup options to fix problems ...169...

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    If you need further assistance...194 Before you contact Toshiba ...194 Contacting Toshiba ...194 Other Toshiba Internet Web sites...195 Toshiba’s worldwide offices...195 Appendix A: Hot Keys/TOSHIBA Cards ... 197 Hot Key Cards ...197 Using the Hot Key Cards ...198 Application Cards...199 Using the Application Cards...200 Card Case...200...

  • Page 34: 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 35

    (RoHS), which restricts use of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, PBB, and PBDE. Toshiba requires its notebook 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 36: 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 37: 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 38: Other Documentation

    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 165.

  • Page 39: 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 notebook computer. The “Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort” that is shipped with your computer, contains important safety information.

  • Page 40: 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 41

    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” section in the “Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort”...

  • Page 42: 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 43: Setting Up Your Software

    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.

  • Page 44: Adding Optional External Devices

    Getting Started Adding optional external devices Adding optional external devices NOTE Before adding external devices or memory, Toshiba recommends setting up your software. See After starting your computer for the first time you may want to: Add more memory (see...

  • Page 45

    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 46

    Getting Started Connecting to a power source Plug the AC adaptor cord into the DC-IN on the side of the computer. (Sample Illustration) Connecting the AC adaptor cord to the computer Connect the power cord/cable to a live electrical outlet. The AC power light on the indicator panel glows red.

  • Page 47: Charging The Main Battery

    Charging the main battery Your computer came with its battery already installed. Before using the battery to power the computer, you must charge the battery. To charge the battery, leave the computer plugged into an AC power source with the computer turned off until the battery light glows red.

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    Getting Started Using the computer for the first time Adjust the display to a comfortable viewing angle. (Sample Illustration) Opening the display panel NOTE When opening or closing the display panel, place one hand on the palm rest to hold the computer in place and use the other hand to slowly open or close the display panel.

  • Page 49: Your Computer's Features And Specifications

    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.

  • Page 50: Adding Memory (optional)

    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.

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    Before you install or remove a memory module, turn off the computer using the Start menu. If you install or remove a memory module while the computer is in Sleep or Hibernation mode, data will be lost. NOTE For this model Slot B is the bottom slot. Slot A is the top slot. If only one memory module is to be installed, it must be installed in slot A.

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    Getting Started Adding memory (optional) 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. Back of computer (Sample Illustration) Removing the memory module slot cover Remove the memory module slot cover.

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    Avoid touching the connector on the memory module or on the computer. Grease or dust on the connector may cause memory access problems. Carefully remove the new memory module from its antistatic packaging, without touching its connector. Locate an empty memory module slot on the underside of the computer.

  • Page 54

    Getting Started Adding memory (optional) 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.

  • Page 55

    Back of computer (Sample Illustration) Inserting the memory module into the slot NOTE For this model Slot B is the bottom slot. Slot A is the top slot. If only one memory module is to be installed, it must be installed in slot A. Replace the memory module slot cover and secure it using the screw.

  • Page 56: Removing A Memory Module

    Getting Started Adding memory (optional) Removing a memory module If you need to remove a memory module: Complete steps page 50 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.

  • Page 57: Checking Total Memory

    Gently lift the memory module to a 30-degree angle and slide it out of the slot. Back of computer (Sample Illustration) Removing the memory module Replace the memory module slot cover and secure it using the screw. Re-insert the main battery. For more information on inserting the main battery, see Turn the computer right side up.

  • Page 58: Using The Touchpad

    Getting Started Using the TouchPad™ If the computer does not recognize the memory configuration, turn off the computer and remove the memory module slot cover (complete steps and then check that the module is inserted completely into the socket and lined up squarely with the socket latches. NOTE From time to time, Windows “Windows...

  • Page 59: Scrolling With The Touchpad

    Scrolling with the TouchPad There are two active regions on the TouchPad scroll as you would with any wheel device on a mouse or trackball. To scroll vertically, run your finger up or down along the right edge of the TouchPad. To scroll horizontally, run your finger along the bottom edge of the TouchPad.

  • Page 60

    The virtual buttons at the top of the Dual Mode Pad have the following default settings: 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.

  • Page 61

    The virtual buttons and Dual Mode can be enabled or changed in the Mouse Properties dialog box. Enabling Dual Mode To enable Dual Mode: Click Start, and then Control Panel. The Control Panel window appears. Click Mouse. The Mouse Properties window appears. Click the Device Settings tab, and then Settings.

  • Page 62: Using External Display Devices

    Getting Started Using external display devices Using external display devices Your computer comes with a built-in LCD display, but you can also connect the following types of external display devices to the video ports described below: An HDMI-compatible television or VCR/DVD player via the HDMI Out port NOTE The HDMI port is available on certain models.

  • Page 63

    S-video cables and HDMI cables are not included with your computer. For the best video quality, always use a properly shielded cable. HINT: Toshiba recommends using a cable no longer than 20 feet (approximately 6 meters). Using a poor-quality cable may result in a dull or fuzzy picture, poor color, ghosting, video noise, or loss of video.

  • Page 64

    Getting Started Using external display devices You can connect the sound to external audio devices in two ways: Using the headphone jack on the front of the computer—This lets you connect directly to headphones, powered speakers, or a stereo system that supports input from a headphone output. You need a cable (not shipped with your computer) with a 1/8"...

  • Page 65: Directing The Display Output When You

    Click Display Settings. The Display Settings dialog box appears. (Sample Image) Settings Tab Click and drag the Screen resolution slider to the left to select a lower screen resolution. TECHNICAL NOTE: Most televisions use or support an 800 x 600 standard resolution.

  • Page 66: Turn On The Computer

    Getting Started Using external display devices Directing the display output when you turn on the computer Once you connect an external display device, you can choose to use the internal display only, the external device only, or both simultaneously. NOTE Some modes are only available with the appropriate device attached and turned on.

  • Page 67: Adjusting The Quality Of The External Display

    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. See the video device documentation for additional configuration steps. TECHNICAL NOTE: To use one of the simultaneous modes, you must set the resolution of the internal display panel to match the resolution of the external display device.

  • Page 68: Setting Up A Printer

    Getting Started Connecting 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.

  • Page 69: Connecting An Optional External Diskette Drive

    Connecting an optional external diskette drive Connecting an optional external diskette drive Some operations, such as creating a password service diskette, require a diskette drive designed for use with 3.5-inch diskettes. (Sample Illustration) Optional external USB diskette drive To connect an optional external USB diskette drive, connect the cable to one of the computer’s USB ports.

  • Page 70: Options For Turning Off The Computer

    Getting Started Turning off the computer Options for turning off the computer Depending on the operating system installed, you have more than one option available for turning off the computer: Shut Down, Hibernate, and Sleep. Each option has its advantages. Use the Shut Down or Hibernate command if you will not be using the computer for several days or if you must turn off your computer.

  • Page 71

    For information on how to use and configure Hibernation mode see “Using and configuring Hibernation mode” on page 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.

  • Page 72: Using The Shut Down Command

    Getting Started Turning off the computer 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.

  • Page 73

    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 the options you want from the drop-down lists. NOTE These options can be set separately for how they operate while the computer is running on battery power or while connected to AC...

  • Page 74: Using And Configuring Hibernation Mode

    Getting Started Turning off the computer Click Apply. Click OK. Once the computer is configured, you can turn it off by either pressing the power button or closing the display panel, depending on the options set. Restarting your computer To start the computer up again, press the power button until the on/off light glows red.

  • Page 75

    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. To use any of these methods, you first need to enable them using the Power Options feature.

  • Page 76

    Getting Started Turning off the computer 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. Lid close action Set this option to Hibernate if you want the computer to go into Hibernation mode when you close the display panel.

  • Page 77: Using And Configuring Sleep Mode

    Using and configuring Sleep mode To turn off the computer using the Sleep command: Click Start, and then click the arrow next to the Lock button in the lower-right part of the Start menu. The Shut Down menu appears. Start (Sample Image) Shut Down menu Click Sleep.

  • Page 78

    Getting Started Turning off the computer Click Change plan settings under the power plan to be customized. The Edit Plan Settings window appears. (Sample Image) Edit Plan Settings screen To change the amount of time after which the computer enters Sleep mode: Under Put the computer to sleep, select the desired amount of time in both the On battery and Plugged in...

  • Page 79

    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...

  • Page 80: Closing The Display Panel

    Getting Started Customizing your computer’s settings Once the computer is configured, you can place it into Sleep mode by either pressing the power button or closing the display panel, depending on the Sleep options set. Starting again from Sleep mode To start up the computer from Sleep mode, press the power button until the on/off light glows red.

  • Page 81: 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 82: Chapter 2: Learning The Basics

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

  • Page 83

    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.

  • Page 84: Using The Keyboard

    Learning the Basics Using the keyboard Using the keyboard Your computer’s keyboard contains character keys, control keys, function keys, and special Windows (Sample Illustration) 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 85: Function Keys

    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. Used in combination with the key, function keys marked with icons execute specific functions on the computer.

  • Page 86: Starting A Program From The Start Menu

    Learning the Basics Starting a program Starting a program from the Start menu When you install a program, the operating system usually puts an icon in the All Programs menu. To start a program that has an icon in the All Programs menu, follow these steps, which use the ®...

  • Page 87: Starting A Program Using The Start Search Field

    In the left part of the window, click the line that ends in “Local Disk (C:).” In the left part of the window, under the Local Disk C: icon, double-click the folder containing the program, in this case Program Files. Windows folder on the right side of the window.

  • Page 88: Saving Your Work

    Learning the Basics Saving your work Saving your work Before you turn off the computer using the Shut Down command, save your work on the hard disk drive, diskette, flash media, or optical disc. This is one of the most important rules of computing. When you turn off the computer using the Sleep or Hibernate commands, your work should be there when you resume.

  • Page 89: Printing Your Work

    File names The Windows contain up to 260 characters and can include spaces. Some applications do not support long file names and require file names limited to no more than eight characters. You may use all the letters, numbers, and other characters on the keyboard, except for these characters: \ / ? : * "...

  • Page 90: Backing Up Your Work

    Learning the Basics Backing up your work In your Windows The program displays a Print dialog box. (Sample Image) Print dialog box 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 91: Restoring Your Work

    Using Windows® Media Center in Windows Vista Restoring your work To restore information from your backup media to your hard disk, use the Restore page in the backup program. Look in the online Help or your operating system documentation for information on restoring files.

  • Page 92: Starting The Media Center

    Learning the Basics Using the optical drive NOTE The HDMI port is available on certain models. If your TV accepts S-video inputs: Connect an S-video cable (not included with your computer) from the TV’s S-video input connection to the S-video Out connector on the side of your computer. If you are using S-video output, you will also need to connect an audio cable (not included with your computer or system) from the TV’s audio connection to the headphone jack on the...

  • Page 93: Optical Drive Components

    TECHNICAL NOTE: Your optical drive is set to play region 1 (North America) DVD-ROMs. If you play a DVD disc from another region, the drive will automatically change to play in the format of the other region. The drive will allow you to change regions four times. On the fourth change, the region will be “locked in.”...

  • Page 94: Media Control Buttons

    Learning the Basics Using the optical drive Never use a pencil to press the manual eject button. Pencil lead can break off inside the computer and damage it. Media control buttons (Available on certain models) The media control buttons located on the system control panel above the keyboard let you access the Internet when the computer is on and play audio CDs or DVD movies.

  • Page 95

    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” on page Place the disc carefully in the disc tray, label side up.

  • Page 96: 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 97: Playing Optical Media

    Read/write data and multi-media files to recordable optical media. For more information regarding supported optical media formats please refer to your computer’s detailed specifications at pcsupport.toshiba.com. Learning the Basics Using the optical drive ® Player control panel works much like an ®...

  • Page 98: Removing A Disc With The Computer On

    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.

  • Page 99: Caring For Optical Discs

    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 100: Chapter 3: Mobile Computing

    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.

  • Page 101: 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 notebook computer.

  • Page 102: 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 103: 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 104: Monitoring Main Battery Power

    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.

  • Page 105

    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” on page 110 replacing the main battery.

  • Page 106: Determining Remaining Battery Power

    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.

  • Page 107: 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 108: Power Plans

    Mobile Computing Monitoring main battery power How much you use the hard disk, optical drive, diskette drives, or other optional devices 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 109: Using A Hot Key To Set The Power Plan

    Select an appropriate plan for your work environment or create your own custom plan. Click Create a Power Plan to set up a new plan. To edit a plan or to edit advanced settings, continue to the following NOTE steps. Click Change Plan Settings to choose the plan you want to edit.

  • Page 110: Changing The Main Battery

    Mobile Computing Changing the main battery While continuing to press desired Power Plan. The Power Plan options are: Balanced, Power Saver, and High Performance. Release the The hot key card disappears. You are now in the selected mode. 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 111

    Slide the battery release lock to the unlocked position. (Sample Illustration) Unlocking the battery release lock Slide and hold 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 112: 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 113: 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 114: Maintaining Your Battery

    Mobile Computing Taking care of your battery 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 115: Disposing Of Used Batteries

    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, visit www.ToshibaDirect.com, select Recycling &...

  • Page 116: Traveling Tips

    Never leave your computer on a sunny ledge or in a place where it could get wet or covered in dust. 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 117: 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 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.

  • Page 118: 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 119

    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: Start programs Open documents Adjust system settings Find files Access Windows Suspend system activity and shut down the computer NOTE Whenever a procedure in this User’s Guide instructs you to click...

  • Page 120: Setting Up For Communications

    Exploring Your Computer’s Features Setting up for communications 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 browser or communications program An Internet Service Provider (ISP) or online service if you plan to use the Internet A way to connect to the ISP (for example modem/ ®...

  • Page 121: Connecting A Modem To A Telephone Line

    For specific information about connecting to a LAN or WAN, consult your network administrator. Send a fax directly from your computer For more detailed information regarding your computer’s modem, visit Toshiba’s Web site at accessories.toshiba.com. Exploring Your Computer’s Features Setting up for communications ®...

  • Page 122

    Exploring Your Computer’s Features Setting up for communications Before you can communicate using the modem, you need to connect it to a telephone line. Your computer’s built-in modem port provides an RJ-11 jack, allowing you to connect the modem to a standard voice-grade telephone line.

  • Page 123: An Overview Of Using The Internet

    An overview of using the Internet The following sections give a quick introduction to the Internet and some of its exciting features, under these headings: The Internet The World Wide Web Internet Service Providers Connecting to the Internet Surfing the Internet Internet features Uploading to, and downloading files from, the Internet The Internet...

  • Page 124: Connecting To The Internet

    Exploring Your Computer’s Features An overview of using the Internet Connecting to the Internet To connect to the Internet, you need: A modem and telephone line, or a LAN connection A Web browser An Internet Service Provider (ISP) account Once you have established an ISP account, you can connect to the Internet.

  • Page 125: Internet Features

    Internet features The Internet offers many types of communication tools to help you perform many tasks. Internet email To send and receive email of your own, you need a mailbox on the Web or an email address. If you have an account with an ISP, you can probably set up an email address at the same time you sign up for the service.

  • Page 126: Exploring Audio Features

    Exploring Your Computer’s Features Exploring audio features Exploring audio features You can use your computer to record sounds using the computer’s internal microphone (available on certain models) or an optional external microphone. You can listen to sound files or audio CDs using the built-in speakers, headphones, or external speakers.

  • Page 127: Web Cam

    TECHNICAL NOTE: When using amplified speakers, use speakers that require an external power source. Other types of speakers will be inadequate to produce sound from the computer. To play back sound files through external speakers or headphones: Locate the headphone jack on the computer. Using any necessary adapters, plug the cable from the headphones or external speakers into the headphone jack.

  • Page 128: Using An Expresscard

    Exploring Your Computer’s Features Using an ExpressCard Using an ExpressCard (Available on certain models) The ExpressCard use of ExpressCard media. The slot also supports hot swapping, which allows you to replace one ExpressCard with another while the computer is on. Inserting an ExpressCard Before you insert an ExpressCard comes with the card to see if you need to do anything before you...

  • Page 129: Using The Bridge Media Adapter Slot

    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. To copy...

  • Page 130: Inserting Memory 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.

  • Page 131: Using The I.link ® Port

    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) ®...

  • Page 132: Chapter 5: Utilities

    These utilities are described in this chapter. TOSHIBA Assist Supervisor password User password TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool Utility TOSHIBA SD™ Memory Card Format Utility Mouse Utility TOSHIBA Hardware Setup TOSHIBA Zooming Utility TOSHIBA Button Support CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer...

  • Page 133: Toshiba Assist

    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. Click Start, All Programs, Toshiba, Utilities, and then TOSHIBA Assist.

  • Page 134: Connect

    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...

  • Page 135: Secure

    Secure The features available in this category are: Supervisor password User password (Sample Image) TOSHIBA Assist window – Secure tab Utilities TOSHIBA Assist...

  • Page 136: Protect & Fix

    Utilities TOSHIBA Assist Protect & Fix The features available in this category are: TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool Utility (Sample Image) TOSHIBA Assist window – Protect & Fix tab...

  • Page 137: Optimize

    Optimize The features available in this category are: Mouse Utility TOSHIBA Hardware Setup TOSHIBA Zooming Utility TOSHIBA Button Support CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer TOSHIBA Accessibility (Sample Image) TOSHIBA Assist window – Optimize tab Utilities TOSHIBA Assist...

  • Page 138: Setting Passwords

    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.

  • Page 139: Using A Supervisor 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 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...

  • Page 141: Deleting A User Password

    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.

  • 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 Sd™ Memory Card Format 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.

  • Page 144: Mouse Utility

    To access the Mouse utility: Click Start, Control Panel, and then Mouse under Hardware and Sound, or click the Mouse icon in the Optimize tab of TOSHIBA The Mouse Properties screen appears. (Sample Image) Mouse Properties screen The settings you can change are divided into these categories:...

  • Page 145: Toshiba Hardware Setup

    Windows system. To access it: 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...

  • Page 146

    Utilities TOSHIBA Hardware Setup CPU—Allows you to enable or disable CPU frequency switching modes Dynamically Switchable—This mode is the default setting for your computer, and automatically changes the processing frequency and decreases voltage depending on the power source: AC Power—If your computer is connected to the AC adaptor, the CPU frequency mode is set to high for faster processing.

  • Page 147: Toshiba Zooming Utility

    Adobe 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).

  • Page 148: Toshiba Button Support

    To zoom in, hold down the down the key and press 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.

  • Page 149: Cd/dvd Drive Acoustic Silencer

    Double-click the icon in the Notification Area, or click the CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer icon in the Optimize tab of TOSHIBA The CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer screen appears. Click Set Quiet Mode to make the drive run more slowly and quietly for listening to music or audio files on a CD.

  • Page 150: Toshiba Accessibility

    Utilities 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 151: Fingerprint Authentication Utility

    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.

  • Page 152

    Utilities Fingerprint Authentication Utility Swipe your finger on the reader. A sample will be created and indicated by a Fingerprint icon. Repeat the previous step. Swipe the same finger on the reader two more times to create two more samples. The final template will be created from these three samples.

  • Page 153: Fingerprint Logon

    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; if the fingerprint is recognized, user logon is completed.

  • Page 154: Control Center

    Utilities Fingerprint Authentication Utility NOTE Your hardware must support Power-on security to use the single logon feature. You must have administrative privileges to change settings. To enable power-on security single logon: Open the Control Center and go to Settings - System Settings.

  • Page 155

    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.

  • Page 156: Password Bank

    Utilities Fingerprint Authentication Utility Elevate Administrative Privileges for User Elevate administrative privileges for user.—By default, the operating system assumes you are a user and not an administrator, and renders most of the system settings in the Control Center gray and unavailable. To access these system settings, click “Elevate administrative privileges”...

  • Page 157

    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. Fill in the data you want to replay the next time you access this Web page.

  • Page 158

    Utilities Fingerprint Authentication Utility If the page has multiple registered forms, but there is no active form, all existing registered forms for the page are displayed. You then select the one to be replayed. Replaying a registered dialog You are logged on to the computer and want to replay a registered dialog.

  • Page 159: Care And Maintenance Of Your Fingerprint Reader

    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.

  • Page 160

    Utilities Fingerprint Authentication Utility Observe the following before you swipe your finger on the reader, whether for fingerprint enrollment/registration or recognition. Wash and dry your hands thoroughly. Remove static electricity from your fingers by touching any metal surface. Static electricity is a common cause of reader failures, especially during dry seasons such as winter.

  • Page 161: Fingerprint Reader Limitations

    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.

  • Page 162: Getting Started

    Click Start, All Programs, Toshiba, Networking, and then 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.”...

  • Page 163

    Status of Wireless Connection switch (Sample Image) Connectivity Doctor screen Profile Settings The Profile Settings utility lets you save network settings in ® “profiles.” ConfigFree network settings and devices. You can switch network settings simply by selecting the profile with the desired settings. If you visit a client company occasionally, for example, you can set up a profile to match that environment and connect to the network.

  • Page 164

    Utilities ConfigFree® To create a profile: Click the 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. icon in the Notification Area.

  • Page 165: 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 166: 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 167

    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.

  • Page 168

    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.

  • Page 169: The Windows Operating System Is Not Working

    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.

  • Page 170: Internet Problems

    If Something Goes Wrong The Windows The Windows options: Safe Mode Safe Mode with Networking 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 Start Windows When you highlight each option using the arrow keys, Windows...

  • Page 171: The Windows Operating System Can Help You

    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.

  • Page 172: A Plan Of Action

    If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict A plan of action The smooth operation of the system depends on the interaction of all devices, programs, and features. If the system or one of its attached devices is not working, resolving the problem can be time- consuming and frustrating.

  • Page 173: Memory Problems

    To check a device’s properties: Click Start, Control Panel, System and Maintenance, System, and then Device Manager. To view the device(s) installed, double-click the device type. To view the properties, double-click the device. The operating system displays the Device Properties dialog box, which provides an array of tabs.

  • Page 174: Power And The Batteries

    If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict If the error recurs, remove the memory module entirely and check for the error again. If removing the memory module eliminates the error, the memory module may be faulty. If the error recurs without the memory module installed, the error is not caused by the memory module.

  • Page 175: 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 176: Display Problems

    If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict Nothing happens when you press the keys on the external keyboard. You may have plugged the external keyboard in while the computer was turned on. Using the computer’s TouchPad: Click Start, and then click the arrow next to the Lock button in the lower-right part of the Start menu.

  • Page 177

    The screen does not look right. You can change the display settings by clicking a blank area of the desktop with the secondary control button, then clicking Personalize. This opens the Personalization window. Click Windows Color and Appearance to choose the colors for the screen.

  • Page 178: Disk Drive Problems

    If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict Small bright dots appear on your TFT display when you turn on your computer. Small bright dots may appear on your screen display when you turn on your computer. Your display contains an extremely large number of thin-film transistors (TFT) and is manufactured using high- precision technology.

  • Page 179

    You can choose one or both options: Automatically fix file system errors Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors Click Start. Error-checking tests and repairs the disk. Your hard disk seems very slow. If you have been using your computer for a long time, your files may have become fragmented.

  • Page 180: Optical Drive Problems

    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...

  • Page 181: Sound System Problems

    The disc will not come out of the drive when you click the eject button on the screen. Press the button on the optical drive itself. For additional information see does not slide out.” on page Sound system problems No sound is coming from the computer’s speakers. Adjust the volume control.

  • Page 182

    If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict ExpressCard Make sure the card is inserted properly into the slot. Make sure all cables are securely connected. Occasionally a defective ExpressCard control. If another computer with a ExpressCard slot is available, try the card in that machine. If the card malfunctions again, it may be defective.

  • Page 183: Printer Problems

    Select the item you wish to remove and click OK. Remove the device when told it is safe to do so. Never swap modules when the computer is in Hibernation or Sleep mode. This is known as “warm swapping” and is not supported. For more information on Hibernation and Sleep modes see mode”...

  • Page 184: Modem Problems

    Make sure the line has a dial tone. Connect a telephone handset to the line to check this. The other system may be busy or off line. Try making a test transmission to someone else. For more information regarding your system’s V.92 modem, visit the Toshiba Web site at pcsupport.toshiba.com.

  • Page 185: Wireless Networking Problems

    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 Wireless antenna ON/OFF switch even though they do not have an...

  • Page 186

    If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict Verify that the network connection is configured to obtain its Internet Protocol (IP) address dynamically: Click Start, and then Network. Click View Status. Click Details. Verify that the DHCP Enabled setting is set to Yes. Click Close.

  • Page 187: Dvd Operating Problems

    Special considerations for the Windows Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) encryption is not enabled on the wireless access point. When you install a wireless access point device, the Windows operating system checks whether WEP encryption is enabled on the device. If it is not enabled, the Windows device to its list of available wireless networks, but does not create a wireless connection using the device, since the connection would not be secure.

  • Page 188

    “Checking device properties” on page 172 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.

  • Page 189: Develop Good Computing Habits

    Develop good computing habits Save your work frequently. You can never predict when your computer will lock, forcing you to close a program and lose unsaved changes. Many software programs build in an automatic backup, but you should not rely solely on this feature.

  • Page 190: Data And System Configuration Backup In The Windows Operating System

    If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits Data and system configuration backup in the Windows system The Windows for backing up your Windows and other important files. Take advantage of these features to protect yourself from much more difficult and time-consuming restoration procedures, and to safeguard your valuable data from loss.

  • Page 191

    An external hard drive is recommended in case the internal hard drive fails. No additional software is required. Most of the optical drives built into recent Toshiba portable computer models can write to (or ‘burn’) as well as read from optical discs.

  • Page 192

    If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits Follow these steps to back up your computer or files to optical discs, or a hard drive: NOTE You cannot back up the computer while running on battery power. Connect the AC adaptor before continuing. Prepare your backup target by connecting it and/or inserting a blank optical disc in the drive.

  • Page 193

    Develop good computing habits Back up your critical data (see entire computer with the Windows page 191). Have your factory Restore/Reconfiguration CD(s) on hand in case you need any files from them (available on certain models). Do not guess—follow directions carefully! It is often necessary to run an installation utility first—before connecting a new hardware item to the computer.

  • Page 194: If You Need Further Assistance

    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. Contacting Toshiba If you still need help and suspect that the problem is hardware- related, Toshiba offers a variety of resources to help you.

  • Page 195: 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 Global Support Centre: Within the United States at (800) 457-7777 Outside the United States at (949) 859-4273 Other Toshiba Internet Web sites toshiba.com...

  • Page 196

    Henares Spain 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. Germany Toshiba Europe GmbH Leibnizstraße 2 D-93055 Regensburg Germany Japan Toshiba Corporation, PCO-IO...

  • Page 197: 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. 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...

  • Page 198: Using The Hot Key Cards

    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.

  • Page 199: Application Cards

    TOSHIBA Zooming utility For more information, refer to Utility” on page 147. 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”...

  • Page 200: Using The Application Cards

    200). 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 “Using the Application Cards”...

  • Page 201: Hot Key Functions

    Hot keys are keys that, when pressed in combination with the turn system functions on and off. Hot keys have a legend on the key indicating the option or feature the key controls. Hot Keys/TOSHIBA Cards Hot key functions icon in the top-right...

  • Page 202: Volume Mute

    Hot Keys/TOSHIBA Cards Hot key functions 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. Selecting this Card or pressing the hot key displays the...

  • Page 203: Password Security

    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 Fn + F1 logon screen will appear and a user with a valid account will need to log back on to gain access to the computer.

  • Page 204: Power Plan

    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.

  • Page 205: Sleep Mode

    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 following options:...

  • Page 206: Hibernation Mode

    Hot Keys/TOSHIBA Cards Hot key functions 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...

  • Page 207: Display Modes

    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.

  • Page 208: Display Brightness

    Hot Keys/TOSHIBA Cards Hot key functions 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. Selecting this Card or pressing either hot key displays the...

  • Page 209: Disabling Or Enabling Wireless Devices

    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 following options: (Sample Image) Wireless communication options...

  • Page 210: Disabling Or Enabling The Touchpad™ Or Dual Mode Pad

    Hot Keys/TOSHIBA Cards Hot key functions Disabling or enabling the TouchPad™ or Dual Mode Pad This TOSHIBA Card or hot key enables/disables the TouchPad. For more information on using the TouchPad, see “Disabling or enabling the TouchPad™” on page 59 “Using Dual Mode”...

  • Page 211: Changing Screen Resolution

    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...

  • Page 212: Keyboard Hot Key Functions

    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 TOSHIBA Zooming Utility to zoom-out. This hot key turns the TOSHIBA Zooming Utility to...

  • Page 213: Appendix B: Power Cord/cable Connectors

    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...

  • Page 214: Glossary

    Glossary TECHNICAL NOTE: Some features defined in this glossary may not be available on your computer. Acronyms The following acronyms may appear in this user’s guide. BIOS CD-ROM CD-RW CMOS COM1 COM2 DIMM alternating current basic input/output system bits per second compact disc compact disc read-only memory compact disc rewrite memory...

  • Page 215

    disk operating system dots per inch DSTN dual supertwist nematic digital versatile (or video) disc DVD-ROM digital versatile (or video) disc read-only memory enhanced capabilities port EPROM erasable programmable read-only memory file allocation table Federal Communications Commission gigabyte hard disk drive HTML Hypertext Markup Language IEEE...

  • Page 216

    Glossary SDRAM SRAM SVGA Terms The following terms may appear in this user’s guide. active-matrix display — A liquid crystal display (LCD) made from an array of liquid crystal cells using active-matrix technology. Also known as a “TFT display,” in its simplest form there is one thin film transistor (TFT) for each cell.

  • Page 217

    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) —...

  • Page 218

    Glossary 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 —...

  • Page 219

    default — The setting selected by a program when the user does not specify an alternative setting. 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.

  • Page 220

    Glossary double-click — To press and release the pointing device’s primary button rapidly twice without moving the pointing device. In the Windows button, unless otherwise stated. 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.

  • Page 221

    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 disk that keeps track of the location of files stored on the disk.

  • Page 222

    Glossary Hibernation — A feature of many Toshiba notebook computers that saves to the hard disk the current state of your work, including all open files and programs, when you turn the computer off. When you turn on the computer again, your work is returned to the same state it was when the computer was turned off.

  • Page 223

    liquid crystal display (LCD) — A type of display that uses a liquid substance between two transparent electrode panels. When an electric current passes through the electrodes, the molecules in the liquid form a crystalline pattern that polarizes the light passing through it.

  • Page 224

    Glossary network — A collection of computers and associated devices that are connected by communications facilities. A network allows you to share data and peripheral devices, such as printers, with other users and to exchange electronic mail. non-interlaced — A method of refreshing a computer screen, in which each pixel of every line is refreshed as the electron beam scans across and down the screen.

  • Page 225

    pointing device — Any device, such as the TouchPad or a mouse, that enables you to move the cursor on the screen. port — A socket on the computer where you plug in a cable for connection to a network or a peripheral device. processor —...

  • Page 226

    Glossary ROM (read-only memory) — Non-volatile memory that can be read but not written to. Non-volatile here means that information in ROM remains whether or not the computer is receiving power. This type of memory is used to store your computer’s BIOS, which is essential instructions the computer reads when you start it up.

  • Page 227

    universal serial bus (USB) — USB is a serial bus that supports a data transfer rate of up to 480 Mbps (480 million bits per second). USB can connect up to 127 peripheral devices through a single all- purpose USB port. USB allows hot swapping of peripherals. See also bus, hot swapping, serial.

  • Page 228: Index

    174 notification 107 power plan 204 power plan hot key 109 real-time clock (RTC) 101 removing 110 BIOS Setup see TOSHIBA Hardware Setup Bridge Media Adapter inserting memory media 130 removing memory media 130 button power 49 start 119...

  • Page 229

    computer caring for 80 cleaning 80 moving 81 non-system disk or disk error message 168 not accessing disk drives 167 running on battery power 100 setting up 42 warning resume failure message computer lock 81 computing tips 82 ConfigFree® 161 connecting to a power source 44 connection set up 121...

  • Page 230

    Index FAT (File Allocation Table) 178 file extensions 89 file, backing up 83 files backing up 90 printing 89 restoring 91 saving 88 fingerprint authentication 151 enrollment 151 Fn keys 84 function keys 85 hardware conflicts 171 resolving 172 headphones using 126 Help and Support Windows®...

  • Page 231

    lock computer, using 81 main battery removing 110 memory adding 50 problem solving 173 removing memory module slot cover 52 memory module inserting 53 installation 50 removing 57 memory module slot 52 microphone 126 modem connecting to telephone line 121 problem solving 184 monitor 62 connecting 65...

  • Page 232

    177 checking device properties 172 computer hangs when ExpressCard® inserted 182 computer will not power up 166 contacting Toshiba 194 corrupted/damaged data files 179 Device Manager 172 disk drive is slow 179 display is blank 176 ExpressCard® 181...

  • Page 233

    121 television adjusting display 67 Toshiba Index registering computer 43 worldwide offices 195 TOSHIBA Assist 133 TOSHIBA Hardware Setup 145 Toshiba online resources 99 traveling tips 116 troubleshooting DVD player general problems 187 external keyboard 175 keyboard 175...

  • Page 234

    Index Wizards Connect to the Internet Wizard World Wide Web 123 www 123...

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