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NB200 Series
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 150
in this guide.
"If Something Goes Wrong" on
GMAD00216010
08/09

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  • Page 1 NB200 Series 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 150 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: Wireless Interoperability

    Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conformé à la norme NMB-003 du Canada. 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 5: 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 6 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 7 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 8 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 9: Device Authorization

    FH: This equipment uses FH-SS modulation. The interference range of this equipment is less than 10m. 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...
  • Page 10: Radio Approvals For Wireless Devices

    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 11: 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 12 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 13 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 14 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 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.
  • Page 15: 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 16: 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 17: 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 18 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 19 Atheros is a registered trademark of Atheros Communications, Inc. 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 20: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introduction... 27 This guide ...29 Safety icons ...30 Other icons used...30 Your computer’s features and specifications ...31 Other documentation ...31 Service options ...31 Chapter 1: Getting Started... 32 Getting comfortable with your computer ...32 Keeping yourself comfortable ...33 Precautions...33 Important information on your computer’s Setting up your computer ...35 Connecting to a power source ...36...
  • Page 21 Setting up your software...41 Registering your computer with Toshiba ...41 Adding optional external devices...41 Adding memory (optional) ...42 Installing a memory module ...42 Removing a memory module...48 Checking total memory ...50 Recovering the Internal Storage Drive ...50 Recovering to out-of-box state (recommended recovery method)...51...
  • Page 22 Starting a program using the Search Saving your work ...89 Printing your work ...90 Backing up your work ...91 Restoring your work ...92 Toshiba’s online resources ...92 Chapter 3: Mobile Computing... 93 Toshiba’s energy-saver design...93 Running the computer on battery power ...93 Battery Notice ...94 Power management ...95...
  • Page 23 Setting battery notifications ...100 Conserving battery power ...100 Power Plans...101 Using a hot key to set the Power Plan...102 Using the TOSHIBA eco power plan...103 Changing the main battery ...103 Removing the battery from the computer ...104 Inserting a charged battery ...105 Taking care of your battery ...106...
  • Page 24 Using a user password ...131 Deleting a user password...132 TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool Utility...133 TOSHIBA HDD Protection Utility ...134 TOSHIBA SD™ Memory Card Format Utility ...135 Mouse Utility ...136 TOSHIBA Hardware Setup...137 USB Sleep and Charge Utility ...139 Starting the USB Sleep and Charge Utility...139 USB Sleep and Charge ...139...
  • Page 25 TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor ...145 ConfigFree Getting Started...146 ConfigFree Chapter 6: If Something Goes Wrong ...150 Problems that are easy to fix ...150 Problems when you turn on the computer...151 The Windows working...154 Using Startup options to fix problems ...155 Internet problems ...156...
  • Page 26 Contents Appendix A: Hot Keys/TOSHIBA Cards...175 Hot Key Cards ...175 Using the Hot Key Cards ...176 Application Cards...177 Using the Application Cards...178 Card Case...178 Hot key functions ...179 Volume Mute ...179 Lock (Instant security) ...180 Power plan ...181 Sleep mode ...182 Hibernation mode ...183...
  • Page 27: 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...
  • Page 28 (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 29: 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 30: Safety Icons

    Introduction 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 31: 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 Introduction...
  • Page 32: 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 33: 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 using your computer throughout the day.
  • Page 34 Getting Started Getting comfortable with your computer ❖ ❖ Read the “Avoid extended contact between computer base/palm rest and skin” section in the “Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort” that is shipped with your computer. Never place a heavy object on the computer and be careful not to drop a heavy object onto the computer.
  • Page 35: Important Information On Your Computer's Cooling Fan

    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 36: 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 37 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 38: Charging The Main Battery

    Getting Started Charging the main battery The computer’s main battery light gives you an indication of the main battery’s current charge: ❖ Glows amber while the main battery is being charged (AC adaptor connected) ❖ Glows white when the main battery is fully charged ❖...
  • Page 39: 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 40: Turning On The Power

    Getting Started Using the computer for the first time 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 41: Setting Up Your Software

    Product registration can be completed by either visiting the Toshiba Web site at http://www.register.toshiba.com, or by clicking Start, All Programs, My Toshiba, and then Toshiba Registration. Failure to complete Product Registration will not diminish Customer rights under the Toshiba standard limited Warranty.
  • Page 42: Adding Memory (optional)

    NOTE Before adding external devices or memory, Toshiba recommends setting up your software. See Installing a memory module A memory module can be installed in the memory module slot on the base of the computer.
  • Page 43 If the computer is on, begin at step 1; otherwise, skip to step 3. Click Start. Start button (Sample Image) Shut down button Click the Shut down button in the lower-right corner of the Start menu. The computer closes all open programs, shuts down the operating system, and then turns off.
  • Page 44 Getting Started Adding memory (optional) Using a small Phillips screwdriver, loosen the screw that secures the memory module slot cover. (Sample Illustration) Removing the memory module slot cover Remove the memory module slot cover. Place the screw and the cover in a safe place so that you can retrieve them later.
  • Page 45 Pick up the memory module by its sides, avoiding any contact with its connector. Position the module toward the socket, aligning the connector’s notch with the matching key in the socket. notch latch (Sample Illustration) Aligning the memory module with the socket Firmly press the memory module into the memory slot’s socket at approximately a 30-degree angle (to the horizontal surface of the computer).
  • Page 46 Getting Started Adding memory (optional) 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. These latches should “snap” into place securely with the corresponding cutouts in the side of the module.
  • Page 47 Re-insert the main battery. For more information on inserting the main battery, see Turn the computer right side up. Make sure to remove the soft cloth from the work surface before restarting 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 48: Removing A Memory Module

    Getting Started Adding memory (optional) Removing a memory module If you need to remove a memory module: Complete steps page 42 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 49 Gently lift the memory module to a 30-degree angle and slide it out of the slot. Memory slot (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 50: Checking Total Memory

    Getting Started Recovering the Internal Storage Drive Reconnect the cables. Restart the computer. TECHNICAL NOTE: You must have at least one memory module installed for the computer to work. Checking total memory When you add or remove a memory module, you can check that the computer has recognized the change.
  • Page 51: Recovering To Out-of-box State (recommended Recovery Method)

    DVDs/media before using your system for the first time. For more information on creating recovery DVDs/media, see “Creating recovery DVDs/media” on page ❖ 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 52 Getting Started Recovering the Internal Storage Drive NOTE During the recovery process it is strongly recommended that your computer be connected to an external power source via the AC adaptor. You can recover the original factory image (returning the computer to its out-of-box state) using the utilities stored on your computer’s internal storage drive or using recovery DVDs/media, if you have created such media.
  • Page 53 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 54: Recovering To A Custom Size Partition

    Getting Started Recovering the Internal Storage Drive Click Next to begin the recovery. When the process is complete, a message displays indicating that the internal storage drive has been recovered. Press any key on the keyboard to restart the computer. Recovering to a custom size partition Recovering to a custom size partition deletes all partitions on the drive and all information stored in those partitions.
  • Page 55 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 56: 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 a custom size portion. (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.
  • Page 57 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 58 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 59: Creating Recovery Dvds/media

    Press any key on the keyboard to restart the computer. Creating recovery DVDs/media NOTE To purchase an optional external optical drive, visit the Toshiba Web site at accessories.toshiba.com. Depending on your system configuration, you may be able to copy the internal storage drive recovery files to DVDs/media, which...
  • Page 60: Restoring From Recovery Dvds/media

    Be sure to save your work to external media before executing the recovery. NOTE To purchase an optional external optical drive, visit the Toshiba Web site at accessories.toshiba.com. 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 61: Erasing The Internal Storage Drive

    A warning screen appears, stating that when the recovery is executed all data will be deleted and rewritten. 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 62 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 63: 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. To reinstall drivers and applications: Click Start, All Programs, My Toshiba, and then TOSHIBA Application Installer.
  • Page 64: Using The Touchpad

    Getting Started Using the TouchPad™ Using the TouchPad™ You can use the TouchPad™ (the small, touch-sensitive area in front of the keyboard) and the adjacent control buttons to: ❖ Move the pointer on the screen ❖ Select an item on the screen ❖...
  • Page 65 Do the following: Select an item Move the pointer to the item you want to select. Do one of the following: ❖ ❖ Open or activate an Move the pointer to the item you want to open/activate. item Do one of the following: ❖...
  • Page 66: Adjusting Touchpad™ Settings

    TouchPad setting options vary by computer model. The TouchPad settings are accessible through the 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 TouchPad™...
  • Page 67: Using External Display Devices

    Using external display devices Your computer comes with a built-in display, but you can also connect an external display device via the RGB (monitor) port. Connecting an external monitor or projector You can easily attach an external monitor or projector to your computer if you need a larger screen.
  • Page 68: Adjusting The Quality Of The External Display

    Getting Started Using an external keyboard This hot key cycles through the settings in the following order (only the first option is available when you do not have an external monitor attached): ❖ Built-in display only ❖ Built-in display and external monitor simultaneously ❖...
  • Page 69: Connecting A Printer

    Connecting a printer NOTE Your printer documentation may require you to install the printer software before physically connecting the printer to your computer. If you do not install the software as instructed by the printer manufacturer, the printer may not function correctly. Read the documentation that came with your printer.
  • Page 70: Setting Up A Printer

    Getting Started Turning off the computer Setting up a printer NOTE Some printers require a specific installation process. Refer to your printer installation guide for instructions before completing the following procedure. If your printer does not support Plug and Play, follow these steps to set it up for the first time.
  • Page 71: Options For 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 72 Getting Started Turning off the computer 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 73: Using The Shut Down Command

    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. To turn off your computer using the Shut down command: Click Start.
  • Page 74 Getting Started Turning off the computer 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. (Sample Image) Advanced settings tab of Power Options screen Select the options you want from the drop-down lists.
  • Page 75: Using And Configuring Hibernation Mode

    Restarting your computer To start the computer up again, press the power button until the ON/OFF light glows white. If you turn off the computer by closing the display panel, you can start it again by opening the display panel. Using and configuring Hibernation mode To turn off the computer using the Hibernation command: Click Start, and then click the arrow next to the Shut down...
  • Page 76 Getting Started Turning off the computer 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. (Sample Image) Advanced settings tab of Power Options screen Select Hibernate for the options you want.
  • Page 77: Using And Configuring Sleep Mode

    Click Apply. Click OK. Once the computer is configured, you can place it into Hibernation mode by either pressing the power button or closing the display panel, depending on the Hibernation options set. Starting again from Hibernation mode To start up the computer from Hibernation mode, press the power button until the ON/OFF light glows white.
  • Page 78 Getting Started Turning off the computer Configuring Sleep mode options You can place the computer into Sleep mode by either pressing the power button or closing the display panel. You can also specify an amount of time after which the computer automatically goes into Sleep mode.
  • Page 79 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. (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...
  • Page 80: 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 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 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 83: 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 84: 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 85: Special Windows ® Keys

    through programmed functions when pressed. Used in combination with the key, function keys marked with icons execute specific functions on the computer. For example, ON/OFF. For more information, see page 179. ® Special Windows keys (Sample Illustration) Special Windows Your computer’s keyboard has one key and one button that have special functions in Windows ❖...
  • Page 86: Starting A Program

    Learning the Basics Starting a program Using the overlay to type numeric data The keys with the numbers on their right front are the numeric overlay keys. To turn the numeric overlay on, press The numeric overlay light panel glows when the numeric overlay is To disable the numeric overlay, hold down the again.
  • Page 87: Starting A Program From The Start Menu

    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 88: Starting A Program Using The Search Programs And Files Field

    Learning the Basics Starting a program In the right part of the window, double-click the folder containing the program, in this case Program Files. Windows folder on the right side of the window. In the right part of the window, double-click Windows NT. In the right part of the window, double-click Accessories.
  • Page 89: Saving Your Work

    Saving your work Before you turn off the computer using the Shut down command, save your work on the internal storage 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 90: Printing Your Work

    Learning the Basics 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 91: Backing Up Your Work

    Click on the arrow in the upper-left corner of your Windows and then click Print. 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.
  • Page 92: Restoring Your Work

    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 93: 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 94: 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 95: 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 96: Charging The Rtc Battery

    Mobile Computing Charging batteries 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. Your computer's Power Options utility can be used to select a power level setting that reduces the power required for system operation and will allow the battery to recharge.
  • Page 97: Monitoring Main Battery Power

    NOTE It is seldom necessary to charge the RTC battery because it charges while the computer is on. If the RTC battery is low, the real-time clock and calendar may display the incorrect time and date or stop working. When Hibernation mode is enabled and the RTC battery is completely discharged, a warning prompts you to reset the real-time clock.
  • Page 98 Mobile Computing Monitoring main battery power HINT: Be careful not to confuse the battery light ( light ( 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). Power button Wireless indicator light...
  • Page 99: Determining Remaining 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. Move the pointer over the power icon in the notification area, see “Finding your way around the desktop”...
  • Page 100: Setting Battery Notifications

    Mobile Computing Monitoring main battery power 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 101: Power Plans

    ❖ How much you use the internal storage drive, optical drive, diskette drives, or other optional devices ❖ Where you are using the computer, 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: ❖...
  • Page 102: Using A Hot Key To Set The Power Plan

    Mobile Computing Monitoring main battery power Select an appropriate plan for your work environment or create your own custom plan. Click Create a power plan in the left pane to set up a new plan. NOTE To edit a plan or to edit advanced settings, continue to the following steps.
  • Page 103: Using The Toshiba Eco Power Plan

    To learn how to access the utility, “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 104: Removing The Battery From The Computer

    Mobile Computing Changing the main battery Removing the battery from the computer To remove the battery: Save your work. Turn off the computer or place it in Hibernation mode according to the instructions in Hibernation mode” on page Unplug and remove any cables connected to the computer, including the AC adaptor.
  • Page 105: Inserting A Charged Battery

    If the battery is leaking or its case is cracked, put on protective gloves to handle it, and discard it immediately. Always dispose of used battery packs in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Put insulating tape, such as cellophane tape, on the electrode during transportation to avoid a possible short circuit, fire or electric shock.
  • Page 106: Taking Care Of Your Battery

    Mobile Computing Taking care of your battery Slide the battery release lock to the locked position. (Sample Illustration) Locking the battery release lock Turn the computer right side up. Reconnect any cables that were removed in step 3 of “Removing the battery from the computer” on page Restart the computer.
  • Page 107: Maintaining Your 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. The main battery is designed so that it cannot be installed in reverse polarity.
  • Page 108: 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, please visit...
  • Page 109: 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 110: 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 111: Finding Your Way Around 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 112 Exploring Your Computer’s Features Exploring the desktop 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 ❖...
  • Page 113: Setting Up For Communications

    You can connect your computer to a network to increase its capabilities and functionality using one of its communication ports. Exploring Your Computer’s Features Setting up for communications . For more information see ® networking problems, see 165. ® /LAN, etc.) “Hot Keys/TOSHIBA Cards” on “Wireless will...
  • Page 114: An Overview Of Using The Internet

    Exploring Your Computer’s Features An overview of using the Internet Accessing a network To access a network: ❖ At the office, connect an Ethernet cable to the Network port (RJ45) on your computer. For specific information about connecting to the network, consult your network administrator. ❖...
  • Page 115: Internet Service Providers

    Internet Service Providers To connect a computer directly to the Internet, many people and businesses use an Internet Service Provider (ISP). An ISP is a company that has the equipment and the telecommunication lines necessary to maintain an Internet connection. You can connect to the Internet by using a communication method such as Digital Subscriber Lines (DSL), cable, and satellite links.
  • Page 116: Internet Features

    Exploring Your Computer’s Features An overview of using the Internet 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.
  • Page 117: Uploading To, And Downloading Files From, The Internet

    Uploading to, and downloading files from, the Internet Transferring files from one computer to another is termed uploading (transferring data from your computer to a site on the Web), or downloading (transferring data from a site on the Web to your computer).
  • Page 118: Using External Speakers Or Headphones

    Exploring Your Computer’s Features Using the Web Camera 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 sound system with an internal speaker.
  • Page 119: 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 Secure Digital ®...
  • Page 120: Removing Memory Media

    Exploring Your Computer’s Features Using the Memory card reader 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. You could expose the storage area to static electricity, which can destroy data.
  • Page 121: Chapter 5: Utilities

    TOSHIBA Application Installer ❖ Supervisor password ❖ User password ❖ TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool Utility ❖ TOSHIBA HDD Protection Utility ❖ TOSHIBA SD™ Memory Card Format Utility ❖ Mouse Utility ❖ TOSHIBA Hardware Setup ❖ USB Sleep and Charge Utility...
  • Page 122: Toshiba Assist

    TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor ❖ ConfigFree® TOSHIBA Assist The TOSHIBA Assist provides quick access to computer functions and allows you to customize a range of computer settings. To access TOSHIBA Assist, click Start, All Programs, TOSHIBA, Utilities, and then TOSHIBA Assist.
  • Page 123: Connect

    Connect The features available in this category are: ❖ ConfigFree ❖ Bluetooth (Sample Image) TOSHIBA Assist window ® Connectivity Doctor ® Settings Utilities TOSHIBA Assist...
  • Page 124: Secure

    Utilities TOSHIBA Assist Secure The features available in this category are: ❖ Supervisor password ❖ User password (Sample Image) TOSHIBA Assist window – Secure tab...
  • Page 125: 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 126: Optimize

    TOSHIBA SD™ Memory Card Format Utility ❖ Mouse Utility ❖ TOSHIBA Accessibility ❖ TOSHIBA Zooming Utility ❖ TOSHIBA Hardware Setup ❖ USB Sleep and Charge Utility ❖ TOSHIBA eco Utility™ (Sample Image) TOSHIBA Assist window – Optimize tab (Hardware Settings)
  • Page 127: Toshiba Recovery Media Creator

    TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator To create a recovery DVDs/media: Connect an optional external writable optical drive. Click Start, All Programs, My Toshiba, and then Recovery Media Creator. Select DVD (to create Recovery media on DVD). Select the items you want to copy by clicking the check box next to the item’s Name—recovery files, applications (original...
  • Page 128: Toshiba Application Installer

    Utilities TOSHIBA Application Installer TOSHIBA Application Installer The TOSHIBA Application Installer allows you to reinstall the drivers and applications that were originally bundled with your computer. To reinstall drivers and applications: Click Start, All Programs, My Toshiba, and then TOSHIBA Application Installer.
  • Page 129: 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 130: 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 131: 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 132: Deleting A User Password

    Utilities Setting passwords To register a password for the power-on password functions: 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 User Password icon.
  • Page 133: 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 134: Toshiba Hdd Protection Utility

    Utilities 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 135: Toshiba Sd™ Memory Card Format Utility

    This utility is used to format SD reader. 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 136: Mouse Utility

    The settings you can change are divided into these categories: ❖ Buttons ❖ Pointers ❖ Pointer Options ❖ Hardware You may see additional categories depending on your particular pointing device. Adjust the settings as desired, then click OK. TOSHIBA Assist.
  • Page 137: 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 138 Utilities TOSHIBA Hardware Setup Select the boot device by pressing the arrow keys, then pressing the NOTE Since the system is a quick-booting system, you must press the keys immediately after pressing the power button. ❖ Display—Allows you to change various default settings for the...
  • Page 139: Usb Sleep And Charge Utility

    “USB Sleep and Charge function.” It also displays the remaining battery capacity. Starting the USB Sleep and Charge Utility To start this utility click Start, All Programs, TOSHIBA, Utilities, and then USB Sleep and Charge. USB Sleep and Charge...
  • Page 140 Utilities USB Sleep and Charge 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 141: Enabling Usb Sleep And Charge

    USB Sleep and Charge window if the charge function cannot be used in Mode 4. (Sample image) TOSHIBA USB Sleep and Charge Utility screen In this situation, select a different mode. “USB Sleep and Charge function” may not be functional with some connected external devices even if the appropriate group is selected.
  • Page 142: Toshiba Zooming Utility

    Acrobat ❖ Icons on the desktop To access the TOSHIBA Zooming Utility: Click Start, All Programs, TOSHIBA, Utilities, and then Zooming Utility. The TOSHIBA Zooming Utility Properties screen appears. (Sample Image) TOSHIBA Zooming Utility Properties screen Select the desired option(s).
  • Page 143: 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 144: Toshiba Eco Utility

    (Sample Image) TOSHIBA eco Utility™ window To activate the Toshiba eco power plan, select ON in the upper-left section of the screen. For more information on the Toshiba eco power plan and utility, click the Help button at the bottom of the window.
  • Page 145: Toshiba Service Station

    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.
  • Page 146: Configfree

    Utilities ConfigFree® The TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor software does not extend or modify Toshiba's obligations under its standard limited warranty in any way. Toshiba's standard limited warranty terms and limitations apply. ® ConfigFree NOTE All references to Bluetooth Bluetooth ®...
  • Page 147: Configfree ® Utilities

    ❖ 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.” ® ConfigFree Utilities Connectivity Doctor The Connectivity Doctor lets you analyze your network connections and fix network connection problems.
  • Page 148 Utilities ConfigFree® 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 149 Click Open Settings. The ConfigFree Profile Settings window appears. (Sample Image) ConfigFree Profile Settings window Click Add to start the Create Profile Wizard. Utilities ConfigFree®...
  • Page 150: 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 151: 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 152 If Something Goes Wrong Problems when you turn on the computer The computer starts but when you press a key nothing happens. Verify that the active program accepts text input. Try clicking your mouse on an area where you can type text and try typing again. Your computer may be in Sleep mode and have a software or resource conflict.
  • Page 153 “trickle-charge” to the battery. Once the battery has been trickle-charged, it may begin working correctly again. If the trickle-charging does not prove effective, visit the Toshiba Web site at Bulletin Step-Charging the computer’s battery (click the ® Ask Iris link and search for the support bulletin by name).
  • Page 154: 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 172. ®...
  • Page 155: Using Startup Options To Fix Problems

    The Windows Using Startup options to fix problems If the operating system fails to start properly, you may have to change your system’s configuration or verify the startup procedure to fix the problem. To do this, use the options in the Startup menu. To open the Startup menu: Restart your computer.
  • Page 156: 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 the Microsoft Customer Support or by going to Toshiba support at pcsupport.toshiba.com. ® operating system is not working ®...
  • Page 157: 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 158: Memory Problems

    If Something Goes Wrong Memory problems Memory problems Incorrectly connected or faulty memory modules may cause errors that seem to be hardware or even software related. It is worthwhile checking for these first: Click Start, and then click the Shut down button in the lower-right corner of the Start menu.
  • Page 159 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 160: Keyboard Problems

    If Something Goes Wrong Display problems Keyboard problems If, when you type, strange things happen or nothing happens, the problem may be related to the keyboard itself. The keyboard produces unexpected characters. A keypad overlay may be on. If the numlock light or cursor control overlay light is on, press overlay light, or If the problem occurs when both the keypad overlays are off, make...
  • Page 161 If you are using an external monitor: ❖ Check that the monitor is turned on. ❖ Check that the monitor’s power cord/cable is firmly plugged into a working power outlet. ❖ Check that the cable connecting the external monitor to the computer is firmly attached.
  • Page 162: Disk Or Storage Drive Problems

    If Something Goes Wrong Disk or storage drive problems 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 163 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 storage drive. Your hard disk seems very slow. If you have been using your computer for a long time, your files may have become fragmented.
  • Page 164: Sound System Problems

    If Something Goes Wrong Sound system problems Sound system problems No sound is coming from the computer’s speaker. Adjust the volume control. Try pressing Fn + Esc 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 165: Wireless Networking Problems

    If Something Goes Wrong Wireless networking problems ® Help and Support or contact your computer technician. ® access point or router then it may be a ® adapter. . For more information see ® ) networking. ® operating “Hot Keys/TOSHIBA Cards” on...
  • Page 166: Develop Good Computing Habits

    If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits ❖ Use IPCONFIG to verify that the computer has a useful IP address—one other than the private address of 169.254.xxx.xxx assigned by Windows Click Start to open the Start menu. Type Enter The IP address for each active network adapter will be displayed.
  • Page 167: Data And System Configuration Backup In The Windows Operating System

    On a regular basis, back up the information stored on your internal storage drive. Here are some ways you can do this: ❖ Copy files to an external storage device. ❖ Connect an optional external optical drive to the system and use specialized software to copy everything on the internal storage drive to an optical disc.
  • Page 168 If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits 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 169 This list may contain restore points that you did not create. Restore NOTE 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 170 If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits 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, DVD...
  • Page 171 Create a restore point. Install one item of hardware or software. Restart the Windows Use the new hardware or software for a while, noting any new problems. Make sure that your critical applications (email, business applications, etc.) are working correctly, and verify that important devices are still functioning.
  • Page 172: 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 Toshiba voice contact Before calling Toshiba, make sure you have: ❖...
  • Page 173: 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 174 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. Mexico Toshiba de México S.A. de C.V. Sierra Candela No.111, 6to. Piso Col. Lomas de Chapultepec.
  • Page 175: 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 set or modify the following system functions: ❖...
  • Page 176: Using The Hot Key Cards

    To use the Hot Key Cards: Press and hold the The TOSHIBA Cards appear along the top of the screen. (Sample Image) Hot Key Card display Click the desired option. The selected Card is displayed full-size with its available options below it.
  • Page 177: Application Cards

    TOSHIBA Zooming utility For more information, refer to Zooming Utility” on page 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 Assist”...
  • Page 178: Using The Application Cards

    Using the Application Cards To launch an application using the Application Cards: Press and hold the The TOSHIBA Cards display at the top of the screen. (Sample Image) TOSHIBA Card display Click the “stacked” card on the far right of the display. The Application Cards are hidden under this card.
  • Page 179: Hot Key Functions

    Hot keys have a legend on the key indicating the option or feature the key controls. Volume Mute This TOSHIBA Card or hot key enables/disables volume mute on your computer. When volume mute is enabled, no sound will come from the speakers or headphones.
  • Page 180: Lock (instant Security)

    Hot Keys/TOSHIBA Cards Hot key functions Lock (Instant 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...
  • Page 181: 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 182: Sleep Mode

    Hot Keys/TOSHIBA Cards Hot key functions Sleep mode This TOSHIBA Card or hot key places the computer into Sleep mode. For more information about Sleep mode, please see and configuring Sleep mode” on page Selecting this Card or pressing the hot key displays the...
  • Page 183: Hibernation Mode

    Hibernation mode This TOSHIBA Card or hot key places the computer into Hibernation mode. If Hibernation mode is disabled, this hot key will not respond. For more information on Hibernation mode, see “Using and configuring Hibernation mode” on page Selecting this Card or pressing the hot key displays the...
  • Page 184: 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 185: 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 186: 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 187: Disabling Or Enabling The Touchpad

    Disabling or enabling the TouchPad™ This TOSHIBA Card or hot key enables/disables the TouchPad™. For more information on using the TouchPad, see the TouchPad™” on page Selecting this Card or pressing the hot key displays the following options: (Sample Image) Disable or Enable TouchPad options ❖...
  • Page 188: Zoom (display Resolution)

    Hot Keys/TOSHIBA Cards Hot key functions Zoom (Display 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 189: 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 zoom in.
  • 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 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 192 Glossary DSTN DVD-ROM digital versatile (or video) disc read-only memory EPROM eSATA HDMI HDMI-CEC HTML IEEE LPT1 MIDI PCMCIA disk operating system dots per inch dual supertwist nematic digital versatile (or video) disc enhanced capabilities port erasable programmable read-only memory external Serial Advanced Technology Attachment file allocation table Federal Communications Commission...
  • Page 193 SCSI SDRAM SRAM SVGA Terms The following terms may appear in this user’s guide. active-matrix display — A liquid crystal display (LCD) made from an array of liquid crystal cells using active-matrix technology. Also known as a “TFT display,” in its simplest form there is one thin film transistor (TFT) for each cell.
  • Page 194 Glossary application — A computer program that you use to perform tasks of a specific type. Applications include word processors, spreadsheets, and database management systems. See also program. backup — A copy of a file, usually on a removable disk, kept in case the original file is lost or damaged.
  • Page 195 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. See also CD. Compare DVD-ROM. central processing unit (CPU) — The chip that functions as the “brain” of the computer.
  • Page 196 Glossary cursor — An on-screen symbol (usually a flashing vertical line) that indicates the position where characters will appear when you enter data. default — The setting selected by a program when the user does not specify an alternative setting. device —...
  • 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 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 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 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 201 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 202 Glossary Plug and Play — Generally, refers to the computer’s ability to automatically configure itself to work with peripheral devices. When capitalized, refers to a standard that, when followed by a device manufacturer, allows a computer to configure itself automatically to work with the device. pointer —...
  • Page 203 restart — Synonymous with reboot. To reset the computer by reloading the operating system without turning the computer off. See also boot. RJ11 — A modular connector used on most U.S. telephone systems and direct-connect modems. The RJ11 connector is a 6-wire connector. ROM (read-only memory) —...
  • Page 204 Glossary system prompt — The symbol (in the MS-DOS generally a drive letter followed by a “greater than” sign) indicating where users are to enter commands. TFT display — See active-matrix display. 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).
  • Page 205: Index

    100 power plan 181 power plan hot key 102 real-time clock (RTC) 94 remaining power 99 removing 104 safety precautions 106 BIOS Setup see TOSHIBA Hardware Setup button power 40 start 112 Call2Recycle™ battery 109 changing main battery 103...
  • Page 206 Index caring for 80 cleaning 80 moving 81 non-system disk or disk error message 153 not accessing disk drives 152 running on battery power 93 setting up 35 warning resume failure message computer lock 81 computing tips 82 ConfigFree® 146 Connectivity Doctor 147 profile settings 148 starting 146...
  • Page 207 headphones using 118 Help and Support Windows® operating system 156 Hibernation mode 71 configuring 75 hot key 183 starting again from 77 hot key disabling or enabling TouchPad™ disabling or enabling wireless devices 186 display brightness 185 Hibernation mode 183 keyboard overlays 189 Lock (Instant security) 180 Output (Display switch) 184...
  • Page 208 163 cannot read a diskette 163 changing display properties 161 checking device properties 157 computer will not power up 151 contacting Toshiba 172 corrupted/damaged data files 163 Device Manager 157 disk drive is slow 163 display is blank 160...
  • Page 209 Internet bookmarked site not found 156 Internet connection is slow 156 keyboard not responding 152 keyboard produces unexpected characters 160 missing files/trouble accessing a drive 162 no sound 164 non-system disk or disk error 153 power and batteries 158 printer 164 program not responding 150 program not working properly screen does not look correct/...
  • Page 210 TOSHIBA eco Utility 144 TOSHIBA Hardware Setup (Hardware Settings) 137 TOSHIBA HDD Protection Utility Toshiba online resources 92 TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool Utility TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor 145 TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator TOSHIBA SD™ Memory Card Format Utility 135 TOSHIBA Service Station 145 TOSHIBA Zooming Utility 142 TouchPad™...

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