Toshiba 2000 User Manual
Toshiba 2000 User Manual

Toshiba 2000 User Manual

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  • Page 1 User’s Guide If you need assistance: ❖ VirtualTech ❖ InTouch Calling within the United States (800) 457-7777 Calling from outside the United States (949) 859-4273 For more information, see TOSHIBA 2000 ® ® Center Chapter 8 page 148. C6609-1201M1...
  • Page 2 If you fail to do so, this product may not function properly and you may lose data or suffer other damage. TOSHIBA AMERICA INFORMATION SYSTEMS (“TOSHIBA”), ITS AFFILIATES AND SUPPLIERS DO NOT WARRANT THAT OPERATION OF THE PRODUCT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE.
  • Page 3: Fcc Notice

    : Only peripherals complying with the FCC Class B limits may be attached to this computer. Operation with non-compliant 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 USB port and microphone jack.
  • Page 4: Type Of Service

    ❖ This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Contact: Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. 9740 Irvine Blvd. Irvine, CA 92618-1697 (949) 583-3000 Industry Canada Requirement This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
  • Page 5: If Problems Arise

    FCC. In the event repairs are ever needed on your modem, they should be performed by Toshiba Corporation, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. or an authorized representative of Toshiba.
  • Page 6: Wireless Interoperability

    USOC RJ11C. Wireless Interoperability The Toshiba Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card products are designed to be interoperable with any wireless LAN product that is based on Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) radio technology, and is compliant to: ❖...
  • Page 7: Wireless Lan And Your Health

    Regulatory Information The Toshiba Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card must be installed and used in strict accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions as described in the user documentation that comes with the product. This device complies with the following radio frequency and safety standards.
  • Page 8: Interference Statement

    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.
  • Page 9 Approved Countries for use This equipment is approved to the radio standard by the countries in Fig.1. Australia Canada France Iceland Japan Netherlands Poland Sweden Caution: Do not use this equipment except in the countries in Fig.1. CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, DVD-ROM/CD-RW Safety Instructions The CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, and DVD-ROM/CD-RW drives employ a laser system.
  • Page 10 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 12: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introduction ...20 This guide ... 20 Safety icons ... 21 Other icons used... 22 Other documentation ... 22 Service options ... 23 Chapter 1: Finding Your Way Around ... 24 Making sure you have everything ... 24 Front with the display panel closed ... 25 Left side ...
  • Page 13 Turning on the power ... 49 Using the TouchPad ... 50 Setting up your software... 51 Registering your computer with Toshiba ... 52 Customizing your computer’s settings... 53 Powering off the computer ... 54 Closing the display panel ... 55 Different ways to turn the computer on and off 55 Caring for your computer...
  • Page 14 Internet features... 74 Uploading and downloading files Toshiba’s online resources... 75 Chapter 4: Mobile Computing ... 76 Toshiba’s energy-saver design ... 76 Running the computer on battery power ... 76 Maximizing battery life... 77 Using additional battery packs ... 77 Battery safety precautions...
  • Page 15 What to do when the main battery runs low ... 82 Conserving battery power ... 83 Setting a power usage mode... 83 Using battery alarms... 85 Setting battery alarms... 85 Turning off the display automatically ... 86 Enabling the screen saver ... 86 Changing the main battery ...
  • Page 16 Contents Hot swapping PC Cards ... 102 Using a Secure Digital card... 102 Inserting a Secure Digital card ... 103 Removing a Secure Digital card ... 103 Chapter 6: Enhancing Productivity ... 104 Windows Personalizing your desktop... 105 Customizing the taskbar ... 105 Bringing the world to your desktop...
  • Page 17 Using Standby ... 129 Going into Standby mode more quickly ... 130 Starting again from Standby ... 133 Chapter 7: Toshiba Utilities ... 134 Fn-esse ... 134 Starting Fn-esse... 135 Assigning a key to a program or document ... 136 Viewing existing key assignments ...
  • Page 18 Develop good computing habits ... 170 If you need further assistance... 172 Before you call ... 172 Contacting Toshiba ... 172 Other Toshiba Internet Web sites ... 174 Toshiba’s worldwide offices ... 174 Appendix A: Hot Keys ... 178 Volume Control ... 178 Volume Mute...
  • Page 19 Appendix B: Power Cable Connectors ... 185 USA and Canada ... 185 United Kingdom ... 185 Australia... 185 Europe ... 185 Glossary ...186 Index ...202 Contents...
  • Page 20: Introduction

    Introduction Welcome to the world of powerful and portable multimedia computers! With your new Toshiba notebook computer, your access to information can accompany you wherever you go. You will find that your Microsoft operating system is already installed on your computer. It offers exciting features and easy Internet access.
  • Page 21: Safety Icons

    Safety icons This manual contains safety instructions that must be observed in order 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 the icons highlight these instructions as follows: DANGER: This icon indicates the existence of a hazard that could result in death or serious bodily injury if the safety instruction is...
  • Page 22: Other Icons Used

    Guides for other programs that may come preinstalled on your computer and for additional programs on your Recovery CDs. ❖ Accessories information, which lists accessories available from Toshiba and explains how to order them. ❖ The Microsoft which explains the features of the operating system. ®...
  • Page 23: Service Options

    Introduction Service options Service options Toshiba offers a full line of service options built around its SelectServ warranty programs. For more information, visit Toshiba's Web site at If you have a problem or need to contact Toshiba, see “If Something Goes Wrong”...
  • Page 24: Chapter 1: Finding Your Way Around

    Chapter 1 Finding Your Way Around This chapter presents a grand tour of your Portégé 2000 computer. It serves as a reference for you to locate specific parts of the computer. Making sure you have everything Before you do anything else, consult the Quick Start card shipped with your unit to make sure you received everything.
  • Page 25: Front With The Display Panel Closed

    Front with the display panel closed The display latch locks the display panel. Press the latch to release it. Left side Security Cooling vent lock slot Attaching a special cable to the antitheft security lock slot lets you anchor your computer to a large, heavy object, such as your desk.
  • Page 26: Back

    Finding Your Way Around Back Back Modem port The modem port lets you use a RJ11 telephone cable to connect the modem directly to a standard telephone line. For more information, see The LAN port lets you connect the computer to a local area Ether network using a 10/100 Ethernet link.
  • Page 27: Right Side

    The 3.5 mm diameter mini headphone jack lets you connect stereo headphones. Connecting headphones to this jack automatically disables the internal speaker. For more information about the Portégé 2000’s audio capabilities, see “Using audio features” on page The 3.5 mm diameter mini monaural microphone jack lets you connect an external microphone for recording sound.
  • Page 28: Underside

    Finding Your Way Around Underside Underside Expansion port Main battery release latch Main battery module The expansion port allows you to connect the computer to an expansion device such as the optional Slim Port Replicator. A shutter door protects this port. The spring-loaded main battery release latch locks and unlocks the battery module, which holds the main battery in place.
  • Page 29: Front With The Display Panel Open

    Film Transistor (TFT), liquid crystal display (LCD) that provides clear, sharp, color images. The Portégé 2000 has an 12.1-inch screen (measured diagonally) capable of showing 1024 x 768 pixels in up to 16 million colors. You can adjust the tilt of the screen for the most comfortable viewing angle.
  • Page 30 F11 and F12 located at the top of the keyboard. For more information, see The Internet button turns on the computer and launches your default Internet browser. The TOSHIBA Console button allows quick access to various functions. 178. enables you to move the cursor with the “Keyboard indicator panel”...
  • Page 31: Keyboard Indicator Panel

    Keyboard indicator panel Cursor control mode The cursor control mode light glows when the cursor control overlay is on. When this light is on, pressing an overlay key moves the cursor in the direction of the arrow printed on the key instead of typing the letter printed on the key.
  • Page 32 Finding Your Way Around Front with the display panel open ❖ Green means the system is receiving power from the AC adapter. ❖ Flashing amber means there may be a problem with the AC adapter, the main battery, or the computer. Unplug the AC adapter, remove the main battery, and reinstall it.
  • Page 33: Ac Adapter

    The hard disk drive light indicates whether the internal hard disk drive is currently in use. ❖ No illumination means the hard disk drive is idle. ❖ Green or flashing green means that the hard disk is being accessed. Wi-Fi indicator light—The 802.11b (referred to as Wi-Fi —...
  • Page 34 Finding Your Way Around AC adapter AC adapter For more information, see page To DC-IN jack on computer “Connecting to a power source” on...
  • Page 35: Chapter 2: Getting Started

    Chapter 2 Getting Started This chapter provides tips for working comfortably, summarizes how to connect components, and explains what to do the first time you use your notebook computer. Selecting a place to work Your computer is portable and designed to be used in a variety of circumstances and location Creating a computer-friendly environment Place the computer on a flat surface that is large enough for...
  • Page 36: Keeping Yourself Comfortable

    AC power source, and let it dry out completely before turning it on again. If the computer does not operate correctly after you turn it back on, contact your Toshiba service representative or your network administrator. ❖ Equipment that generates a strong electromagnetic field, such as stereo speakers (other than speakers that are connected to the computer) or speakerphones.
  • Page 37 Placement of the computer Proper placement of the computer and external devices is important to avoid stress-related injuries: ❖ Place the computer on a flat surface at a comfortable height and distance. You should be able to type without twisting your torso or neck, and look at the screen without slouching.
  • Page 38 Getting Started Selecting a place to work comfortably with your shoulders relaxed and your forearms parallel to the floor. If you are using a conventional chair: ❖ Your knees should be slightly higher than your hips. If necessary, use a footrest to raise the level of your knees and ease the pressure on the back of your thighs.
  • Page 39: Precautions

    Work habits The key to avoiding discomfort or injury from strain is to vary your activities. If possible, schedule a variety of tasks into your working day. Finding ways to break up the routine can reduce stress and improve your efficiency. ❖...
  • Page 40: Setting Up Your Computer

    Getting Started Setting up your computer ❖ Scan all new files for viruses. This precaution is especially important for files you receive via diskette or email, or download from the Internet. Setting up your computer Your computer contains a rechargeable main battery that needs to be charged before you can use it.
  • Page 41 To install a memory module: Turn the computer off. CAUTION: Do not try to install a memory module with the computer in Standby or Hibernation mode. You can damage the computer and the module. Remove all cables connected to the computer. Main battery module...
  • Page 42 Getting Started Setting up your computer Removing the memory slot cover screws Remove the two screws securing the expansion memory slot cover and store them in a safe place. NOTE: Use a point size 0 Phillips screwdriver. Lift off the cover. Inserting the memory module...
  • Page 43 NOTE: Use a point size 0 Phillips screwdriver. When you turn the computer on, it should automatically recognize the total memory capacity. Use the Toshiba Hardware Setup program to verify that the added memory is recognized. If it is not recognized, check the module’s connection.
  • Page 44: Connecting A Mouse

    Getting Started Setting up your computer Removing a memory module To remove the memory module: Turn the computer off and remove all cables connected to the computer. CAUTION: Do not try to remove a memory module with the computer in Standby or Hibernation mode. You can damage the computer and the memory module.
  • Page 45: Connecting A Printer

    To connect the mouse to your computer or the optional Slim Port Replicator, plug its cable into one of the USB ports. You can connect it while the computer is on. The operating system automatically detects the mouse. The mouse and TouchPad can be used at the same time. Connecting a printer You can connect a USB-compatible printer to your computer.
  • Page 46: Connecting To A Power Source

    Getting Started Setting up your computer Connecting the internal modem Connect the other end of the telephone cable to the jack of a standard voice-grade telephone line. HINT: If you are using a telephone line at home, disable Call Waiting before you connect through the modem. Call Waiting interrupts transmission.
  • Page 47 To connect the computer to an external power source: Connect the socket end of the power cable to the AC adapter. Connecting the power cable to the AC adapter CAUTION: Use only the AC adapter supplied with the computer. Using any other AC adapter could damage the computer and void your warranty.
  • Page 48: Connecting Other External Devices

    Getting Started Using the computer for the first time If the main battery is present, the main battery light glows: ❖ Green if the main battery is fully charged ❖ Amber if the main battery is charging If the AC power light flashes amber during charging, either the main battery is malfunctioning, or it is not receiving input from the AC power supply.
  • Page 49: Opening The Display Panel

    Opening the display panel Press the display panel latch and lift the display panel Opening the display panel CAUTION: To avoid damaging the display panel, don’t force it beyond the point where it moves easily. Never lift or move the computer using the display panel. Turning on the power If the optional external diskette drive is connected, check that it is empty.
  • Page 50: Using The Touchpad

    Getting Started Using the computer for the first time Locate the oval-shaped power button above the F3 and F4 keys at the top of the keyboard. Turn on the computer by pressing the button for at least one second. The on/off light on the system indicator panel glows green, indicating that the computer is on.
  • Page 51: Setting Up Your Software

    ❖ To move the cursor to the bottom of the page, drag your finger toward yourself. ❖ To move the cursor to the right side of the page, slide your finger across the TouchPad from left to right. ❖ To move it to the left side, slide your finger from right to left.
  • Page 52: Registering Your Computer With Toshiba

    Toshiba warranty worldwide at no charge to you. You can register your computer with Toshiba by double- clicking the icon on your desktop or by mailing the registration card that may ship with your computer.
  • Page 53: Customizing Your Computer's Settings

    Click Start, Printers and Faxes. The Printers and Faxes window appears. Click Add a Printer. The Add Printer Wizard appears Sample Add Printer Wizard Follow the on-screen instructions to set up your printer. TECHNICAL NOTE: Some printers require a specific installation process.
  • Page 54: Powering Off The Computer

    Doing so may damage your hard disk. For more information, see page 119. “Turning off the display 86. There are additional custom “Toshiba Utilities” on page ® XP Professional “Powering down the computer” on 134. ®...
  • Page 55: Closing The Display Panel

    Caring for your computer This section gives tips on cleaning and moving your computer. For information about taking care of your computer’s main battery, see page Getting Started Caring for your computer “Toshiba 146.) “Power Management” on “Battery safety precautions” on...
  • Page 56: Cleaning The Computer

    Getting Started Caring for your computer Cleaning the computer CAUTION: Keep liquid, including cleaning fluid, out of the computer’ s keyboard, speaker grille and other openings. Never spray cleaner directly onto the computer. Never use harsh or caustic chemical products to clean the computer. To keep your computer clean, gently wipe the display panel and exterior case with a lightly dampened cloth.
  • Page 57 Pass the locking end through the loop. Insert the cable’s locking end into the security lock slot on your computer, then engage the locking device. The computer is now securely locked. Getting Started Caring for your computer...
  • Page 58: Chapter 3: Learning The Basics

    Chapter 3 Learning the Basics This chapter lists computing tips and provides important information about the system’s basic features. Computing tips ❖ Save your work frequently. Your work temporarily stays in the computer’s memory until you save it to the disk. You will lose all unsaved work, if, for example, a system error occurs and you must restart your computer, or your battery runs out of charge while you are working.
  • Page 59 ❖ Back up your files to diskettes (or other removable storage media) on a regular basis. Label the backup copies clearly and store them in a safe place. If your hard disk suddenly fails, you may lose all the data on it unless you have a separate backup copy.
  • Page 60: Using The Keyboard

    Learning the Basics Using the keyboard Using the keyboard Sample parts of the keyboard Ctrl, Fn and Alt keys Ctrl Ctrl, Fn and Alt keys The Ctrl, Fn and Alt keys do different things depending on the program you are using. For more information, see your program documentation.
  • Page 61: Function Keys

    ❖ The uppercase O (oh) and the number 0 are not interchangeable. ❖ Caps Lock uppercase—the number and symbol keys are not affected. Function keys Function keys The function keys (not to be confused with the 12 keys at the top of the keyboard. They are called function keys because they run programmed functions determined by the application you are using.
  • Page 62: Overlay Keys

    Learning the Basics Using the keyboard Overlay keys Home Keyboard overlay keys The keys with numbers and symbols on them form the numeric and cursor overlay. This overlay lets you enter numeric data or control the cursor as you would using the ten-key keypad on a full-size keyboard.
  • Page 63 Use the cursor control keys To turn off the numeric overlay, hold down the press again. The numeric mode light on the keyboard indicator panel goes out. Using the cursor control overlay To turn on the cursor control overlay, press simultaneously.
  • Page 64: Starting A Program

    Learning the Basics Starting a program Starting a program The easiest way to start a program is to double-click the name of the file that contains the information you want to work on. To find the file, use My Computer or Windows If you prefer to open the program first, you have the following options: ❖...
  • Page 65: Printing Your Work

    ❖ A new file, choose Save As from the File menu, type a name for the file, and click OK. HINT: To make another copy of the file you are currently working with, choose Save As from the File menu and give the new file a different name.
  • Page 66: Inserting And Removing Diskettes

    Learning the Basics Using optional external diskettes Inserting and removing diskettes Insert a diskette into the insertion slot until it clicks in place. A protective flap inside the drive’s insertion slot automatically retracts when you insert a diskette. The diskette-in-use light glows when the computer is accessing a diskette.
  • Page 67: Taking Care Of Diskettes

    On the menu bar, click File, then click Send To. Click the icon for 3 ½ Floppy (A:). The operating system copies the file(s). HINT: You can also copy a file to diskette by clicking the file (or files) you want to copy with the secondary button, then pointing to Send To and clicking 3 ½...
  • Page 68: Backing Up Your Work

    Learning the Basics Backing up your work Backing up your work To back up several files at one time, use the Backup or Restore Wizard. You can choose the files and the type of backup you want to perform. Connect the backup device to your computer as shown in the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Page 69: Restoring Your Work

    Restoring your work You can also use the Backup or Restore Wizard to restore information from your backup media to your hard disk. TECHNICAL NOTE: When restoring files, the backup program prompts you if you try to overwrite a file that already exists on the hard disk.
  • Page 70: Setting Up For Communications

    Learning the Basics Setting up for communications Rewind Play Stop Previous track Next track Mute Sample Windows Media With your pointing device, use the Windows Media screen as you would an audio control panel. Setting up for communications To connect to the Internet, use an online service, or communicate across the telephone lines with another computer, you need: ❖...
  • Page 71: Connecting Your Computer To A Network

    ❖ An Internet Service Provider (ISP) or an online service if you plan to use the Internet Before you can use the modem, you must connect it to a standard voice-grade telephone line. See modem” on page 45 Connecting your computer to a network To access a network: ❖...
  • Page 72: The Internet

    Learning the Basics An overview of using the Internet ❖ Internet Service Providers ❖ Connecting to the Internet ❖ Surfing the Internet ❖ Internet features ❖ Uploading and downloading files from the Internet The Internet The Internet is an association of thousands of networks and millions of computers around the world connected by communications lines.
  • Page 73: Connecting To The Internet

    Connecting to the Internet To connect to the Internet, you need: ❖ A modem ❖ A Web browser ❖ A telephone line ❖ An Internet Service Provider (ISP) account Microsoft’s Web browser, Internet Explorer, is automatically configured on your system so that when you first start it, it guides you through signing up for a new ISP account.
  • Page 74: Internet Features

    Learning the Basics 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. If you have an account with an ISP, you can probably set up an email address at the same time as you sign up for the service.
  • Page 75: Toshiba's Online Resources

    Learning the Basics Toshiba’s online resources 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. For more information, see “Contacting Toshiba”...
  • Page 76: Chapter 4: Mobile Computing

    Many of these energy-saving features have been set by Toshiba. We recommend you leave these features active, allowing your computer to operate at its maximum energy efficiency, so that you can use it for longer periods while traveling.
  • Page 77: Maximizing Battery Life

    In addition to the removable lithium polymer main battery, the computer has an internal real-time clock (RTC) battery. This is a nickel metal hydride (NiMH) battery. The RTC battery powers the RTC memory, which stores your system configuration settings and the current time and date for up to a month while the computer is turned off.
  • Page 78: Battery Safety Precautions

    If a battery is leaking or damaged, replace it immediately. Use protective gloves when handling a damaged battery. ❖ When replacing the main battery, use an identical battery that you can purchase from Toshiba. See the accessories information provided with your computer or visit Charging batteries The main battery and optional high-capacity battery need to be charged before you can use them to power the computer.
  • Page 79: Charging The Rtc Battery

    The main battery light: ❖ Glows amber while the main battery is being charged. ❖ Glows green when the main battery is fully charged. The main battery may not start charging immediately if: ❖ The main battery is extremely hot or cold. To ensure that the main battery charges to its full capacity, wait until it reaches room temperature.
  • Page 80: Using A Battery Charger

    Doing so may reduce the potential charge of the battery. Use only battery chargers designed to work with your computer and its batteries. You can order a Toshiba battery charger through the accessories information sheet or Toshiba’ s Web site at
  • Page 81: Determining Remaining Battery Power

    Click Start, then click Control Panel. Click Performance and Maintenance. Click the Toshiba Power Saver icon. The Power Saver Properties window appears The current power source and battery power remaining section displays the current charge state of the battery.
  • Page 82: What To Do When The Main Battery Runs Low

    Mobile Computing Monitoring main battery power TECHNICAL NOTE: The computer drains the battery faster at low temperatures. Check your remaining charge frequently if you are working in temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The computer calculates the remaining battery charge based on your current rate of power use and other factors such as the age of the battery.
  • Page 83: Conserving Battery Power

    Toshiba’s power-saving options greatly increase the length of time you can use the computer before having to recharge the main battery. Toshiba has combined these options into several preset power usage modes. Setting a power usage mode Click Start, Control Panel.
  • Page 84 Mobile Computing Conserving battery power Click the TOSHIBA Power Saver icon. The TOSHIBA Power Saver Properties window appears. Sample TOSHIBA Power Saver Properties window By changing the options that appear in the Power Saver Properties dialog box and clicking OK, you can reconfigure that function.
  • Page 85: Using Battery Alarms

    Click Start, Control Panel. Click Performance and Maintenance. Click Toshiba Power Saver. The Toshiba Power Saver Properties window appears. In the “Running on batteries” section, click Details. The mode Properties window appears. Click the Alarm tab and set the alarm(s), as desired.
  • Page 86: Turning Off The Display Automatically

    Mobile Computing Turning off the display automatically Turning off the display automatically To save power, it’s a good idea to set the display to turn off automatically when you’re not using the computer. You can do this in several ways: ❖...
  • Page 87 Turning off the display automatically Sample Display Properties window with Screen Saver tab displayed In the section labeled Screen Saver, select Blank Screen. In the Wait window, click the up and down buttons to set the number of minutes of inactivity before the display turns off automatically.
  • Page 88: Changing The Main Battery

    Mobile Computing Changing the main battery Changing the main battery When your main battery has run out of power, you have two options: plug in the AC Adapter or install a fresh main battery. TECHNICAL NOTE: To avoid losing any data, save your files and then either completely shut down your computer, or put it into Hibernation mode before changing the main battery.
  • Page 89: Inserting A Charged Battery

    Pulling the battery out Carefully slide the battery release latch to the left and use the finger slot near the corner of the battery module to gently pull the battery module free. WARNING: If the battery is leaking or its case is cracked, put on protective gloves to handle it, and discard it immediately following the advice in Inserting a charged battery...
  • Page 90: Disposing Of Used Batteries Safely

    Putting spent batteries in the trash is not only irresponsible, it may be illegal. Dispose of the battery as required by local ordinances or regulations. Use only batteries recommended by Toshiba.
  • Page 91: Traveling Tips

    ❖ Always travel with the computer in a carrying case. Toshiba offers a choice of carrying cases for the computer. They all provide plenty of extra space for manuals, power cables, diskettes, etc. See your dealer for more information.
  • Page 92: Chapter 5: Expansion Options

    Chapter 5 Expansion Options Your computer is designed to work in your office as well as on the road. This chapter explains how to set up several optional external devices so that your notebook can provide all the convenience of a traditional desktop computer. To order additional devices and accessories, see the accessories information provided with your computer, or visit
  • Page 93: Optional Slim Port Replicator

    Optional Slim Port Replicator The optional Slim Port Replicator enhances your mobility because it provides a range of ports that enable you to connect to many expansion devices. The replicator provides more USB ports than the computer, enabling you to use more USB-compatible devices at the same time.
  • Page 94: Using The Optional Slim Port Replicator

    Expansion Options Using the optional Slim Port Replicator Use the Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports to connect the optional external USB diskette drive or other USB peripherals. Using the optional Slim Port Replicator The optional Slim Port Replicator connects to the expansion port on the bottom of the computer.
  • Page 95: Connecting The Optional External Usb Diskette Drive

    Connecting the optional external USB diskette drive Optional Slim Port Replicator and where it attaches to your computer Holding the computer firmly, connect the expansion port on the bottom of the computer to the connection port on top of the optional Slim Port Replicator. Connect the replicator to a power source.
  • Page 96 Expansion Options Connecting the optional external USB diskette drive Diskette-in-use light Optional external USB diskette drive and connector cable TECHNICAL NOTE: You may attach the optional external USB diskette drive while the computer is on or off. If you attempt to access the drive when it is not attached to the computer, you will receive an error message.
  • Page 97: Using An External Keyboard

    Making your external keyboard emulate the Fn key An external keyboard does not have the the computer’s built-in keyboard. You can use the Emulation option in Toshiba Hardware Setup to assign an external keyboard key combination that will emulate the internal keyboard’s In Toshiba Hardware Setup, you can emulate the setting key combinations in the keyboard option of the utility.
  • Page 98: Connecting The Monitor

    Expansion Options Using an external monitor Connecting the monitor If you are connecting the monitor to your computer or to the optional Slim Port Replicator, and the replicator is connected to your computer, turn off the computer. NOTE: Make sure the computer is off before you attach the monitor.
  • Page 99: Connecting A Mouse Or A Printer

    This hot key cycles through the settings in the following order: built-in display only, external monitor only, and simultaneous display. Release the HINT: Simultaneous mode works only with external monitors that support 800 x 600 resolution and higher. Connecting a mouse or a printer For information on attaching a mouse or a printer, see “Connecting a mouse”...
  • Page 100: Inserting A Pc Card

    Expansion Options Using PC Cards Inserting a PC Card Before inserting a PC Card, read the documentation that came with the card to see if it has any special requirements. HINT: The operating system provides the Card and Socket Services software for your PC Card. Even if your PC Card comes with its own version of Card and Socket Services, you should use the files included in the operating system.
  • Page 101: Removing A Pc Card

    Removing a PC Card PC Card eject button PC Card eject button Press the PC Card eject button once to extend it, then press it again to remove the card. The PC Card pops out about an inch. Removing the PC Card from the slot Grasp the edges of the PC Card and carefully slide it out of the slot.
  • Page 102: Hot Swapping Pc Cards

    Expansion Options Using a Secure Digital card Hot swapping PC Cards One of the great things about PC Cards is that you can replace one PC Card with another while the computer is on. This is called “hot swapping. DEFINITION: Hot swapping is the ability to change PC Cards while the computer is on.
  • Page 103: Inserting A Secure Digital Card

    Inserting a Secure Digital card Turn the card so that the contacts (metal areas) are face down. Push the card into the slot until it locks in place. Removing a Secure Digital card Right-click the Secure Digital drive’s icon and select Eject from the pop-up menu.
  • Page 104: Chapter 6: Enhancing Productivity

    Chapter 6 Enhancing Productivity In this chapter, you will explore other features of your notebook computer. ® Windows XP special features The Windows several new features and enhancements, including: ❖ New system file protection ❖ A system restore function, allowing you to rollback the system to its previous mode ❖...
  • Page 105: Personalizing Your Desktop

    Personalizing your desktop Your desktop is your virtual workspace. This section explains how to customize its features for the way you like to work. You can customize the following aspects of the desktop: ❖ Taskbar—which resources to display for quick access ❖...
  • Page 106: Bringing The World To Your Desktop

    Enhancing Productivity Personalizing your desktop Bringing the world to your desktop With the Windows desktop with complete World Wide Web integration at a single click. Turning on the Web content interface The first step to bring active content to your desktop is to turn on the Web content interface: Point to an empty space on the desktop and click the secondary button.
  • Page 107: Changing Desktop And Browsing Style

    To browse the Gallery for more components to add, click Visit Gallery. In order to browse, an active Internet connection must be established. To select some other Web site, type the address of the Web site you want or click Browse to locate it. You can configure the Web content interface in several other ways.
  • Page 108: Personalizing Individual Windows

    Enhancing Productivity Personalizing your desktop The My Computer window appears. Select the Tools menu, then click Folder Options. The Folder Options dialog box appears. Sample Folder Options dialog box Click the preferred options. Click Apply, then OK. Personalizing individual windows Just as you can display a Web page on your desktop, you can also display a Web page in an individual window.
  • Page 109: Customizing Window Toolbars

    Enhancing Productivity Personalizing your desktop Customizing window toolbars You can display one or more customizable toolbars at the top of a window. As you browse, the operating system detects the kind of information presented in the window and automatically displays the appropriate toolbar buttons and menus.
  • Page 110: Displaying Information About Each Folder

    Enhancing Productivity Personalizing your desktop The elements you can add to the top of the window are: Toolbar element Address Bar Standard buttons Displays buttons for commonly used Displaying a toolbar in a window Click Start, then click My Computer. The My Computer window appears.
  • Page 111: Emulating A Full-Size Keyboard

    Open the folder you want to view as a Web page. In the Tools menu, select Folder Options. In the Tasks section, click the button for Show common tasks in folders. Click Apply, then OK. Sample Control Panel window as a Web page The addition of the name of the folder and instructions for how to use the folder on the left give the window the appearance of a Web page.
  • Page 112: Setting Up For Communications

    Enhancing Productivity Setting up for communications Setting up for communications In order to connect to the Internet, use an online service, or communicate across the telephone lines with another computer, you need: ❖ A modem (one comes with your computer) ❖...
  • Page 113: Using The Ethernet Lan Port

    Make a note of the COM port number shown in the Attached to field. To verify that the modem is set up properly, double-click the COM port to which your modem is connected. The Modem AMR Properties box appears. In the device status area, the computer should indicate whether the modem is working properly.
  • Page 114: Accessing A Lan

    There may be instances when you will need to transfer application files from the Recovery CD that comes with your computer. A CD-ROM drive is not a standard feature of the Portégé 2000, but you can transfer these files to your computer in the following ways: ❖...
  • Page 115: Setting Up A Direct Cable Connection

    You can order a PORT-Noteworthy PC Card CD-ROM drive from Toshiba and install it in the PC Card slot on the right side of the computer. Alternatively, if you have a PC Card SCSI adapter, you can use a SCSI CD-ROM drive.
  • Page 116: Using Audio Features

    TECHNICAL NOTE: Toshiba recommends that you start the SPANworks 2000 application after closing all other applications. This will ensure system resources are available since, in the presentation function, SPANworks 2000 may stop opening a presentation if the amount of remaining system resources is less than required.
  • Page 117: Using External Speakers Or Headphones

    System utility. To adjust the volume, click the speaker icon in the taskbar. Using external speakers or headphones Instead of using the internal speaker, you can connect headphones or a pair of external stereo speakers TECHNICAL NOTE: Use amplified speakers that require an external power source.
  • Page 118: Using A Microphone

    Enhancing Productivity Using audio features You may also record sounds as .WAV files by connecting an external microphone or other sound source to the microphone jack. Using a microphone Connect an external microphone to the computer. Click Start, point to All Programs, Accessories, Entertainment, then click Sound Recorder.
  • Page 119: Adjusting Recording Settings

    Adjusting recording settings The better the quality of the recording, the more disk space the sound file requires. Experiment to find a balance that fits your needs. Open Sound Recorder, if necessary (click Start, point to All Programs, Accessories, Entertainment, then click Sound Recorder).
  • Page 120: Turn Off Or Shut Down Command

    Enhancing Productivity Powering down the computer Turn Off or Shut down command The Turn Off or Shut down commands power off the computer. The Windows uses Turn Off if you are not connected to a Windows network server (domain server). It uses Shut down if you are connected to a Windows Factors to consider when choosing Turn Off or Shut down: ❖...
  • Page 121: Standby Command

    ❖ Because the state of the system is held on the hard disk, no data is lost if the battery discharges while the computer is in Hibernation mode. ❖ When starting up again, this choice uses less time and battery power than the Turn Off or Shut down option. But it uses a little more time and battery power to start up than the Standby option, because information is being retrieved from the hard disk instead of from memory.
  • Page 122: Using Turn Off Or Shut Down

    Enhancing Productivity Using Turn Off or Shut down Using Turn Off or Shut down If you are not connected to a Windows (domain server), power off the computer as follows: To turn off the computer. Click Start, Turn off computer. The Turn off computer window appears.
  • Page 123 Click Start, Control Panel. The Control Panel window appears. Click Performance and Maintenance. Double-click the TOSHIBA Power Saver icon. The TOSHIBA Power Saver Properties window appears. Sample TOSHIBA Power Saver Properties window Enhancing Productivity Using Turn Off or Shut down...
  • Page 124 Enhancing Productivity Using Turn Off or Shut down Click Details in the Running on batteries section. The Full Power Properties window appears. Click the System Power Mode tab. Sample Full Power Properties window Select Power Off for the option you want. ❖...
  • Page 125: Starting Again After Turn Off Or Shut Down

    Click All for the settings to apply whether you are using battery power or outlet power. Click OK to close the Full Power Properties window. Click OK to close the TOSHIBA Power Saver Properties window, then close the Control Panel. Starting again after Turn Off or Shut down To start the computer up again, press and release the power button;...
  • Page 126 Enhancing Productivity Using Hibernation The TOSHIBA Power Saver Properties window appears. Sample TOSHIBA Power Saver Properties window In the Running on batteries area, click the Details button. Click the System Power Mode tab. Select Hibernation for the options you want.
  • Page 127: Going Into Hibernation Mode

    Click OK to close the Full Power Properties window. Click the Hibernate tab, then click the Enable hibernate support check box. Click OK to close the TOSHIBA Power Saver Properties window, then close the Control Panel. Going into Hibernation mode...
  • Page 128: Going Into Hibernation Mode More Quickly

    Enhancing Productivity Using Hibernation The Turn off computer window appears. Sample Turn off computer window with shift key held down to show Hibernate option Hold down the shift key and click Hibernate (“Hibernate” only appears when the shift key is pressed). The computer saves the state of the system, including all open programs and files, to the hard disk, and then powers down completely.
  • Page 129: Starting Again From Hibernation

    ❖ By closing the display panel. Starting again from Hibernation To start up the computer from Hibernation mode, press and release the power button until the on/off icon glows green. The computer returns to the screen you were using. If you went into Hibernation mode by closing the display panel, you can start the computer again by opening the display panel.
  • Page 130: Going Into Standby Mode More Quickly

    Enhancing Productivity Using Standby Click Stand By. The computer saves the state of all open programs and files to memory, turns off the display, and goes into a low-power mode. The on/off light ( machine is in Standby mode. If you are connected to a Windows server), power down the computer using the Standby command as follows: Click the Start button, then select Shut down.
  • Page 131 The Control Panel window appears Click Performance and Maintenance. Double-click the TOSHIBA Power Saver icon. The TOSHIBA Power Saver Properties window appears. Sample TOSHIBA Power Saver Properties window Click Details in the Running on batteries section. The Full Power Properties window appears Click the System Power Mode tab.
  • Page 132 Enhancing Productivity Using Standby Sample Full Power Properties window Select Standby for the options you want. ❖ When I press the power button Set this option to Standby so that the computer will go into Standby mode when you press the power button.
  • Page 133: Starting Again From Standby

    Click All for the settings to apply whether you are using battery power or outlet power. Click OK to close the Full Power Properties window. Click OK to close the TOSHIBA Power Saver Properties window, then close the Control Panel. Starting again from Standby...
  • Page 134: Chapter 7: Toshiba Utilities

    TOSHIBA Mobile Extension Service Configuration ❖ TOSHIBA Console Fn-esse The operating system shortcuts and Toshiba’s Fn-esse program provide quick ways to open programs, documents, and folders from within any program without using the Start menu. This section describes how to use the Fn-esse program to quickly access your programs and files.
  • Page 135: Starting Fn-Esse

    You can assign any key that is not associated with a hot key or a keyboard overlay. Starting Fn-esse You can access Fn-esse in one of two ways: ❖ Click Start, All Programs, Toshiba Utilities and Fn-esse. ❖ Click on the Fn-esse icon. The Fn-esse keyboard appears.
  • Page 136: Assigning A Key To A Program Or Document

    Toshiba Utilities Fn-esse Assigning a key to a program or document There are two ways to assign a key to open a program or document: ❖ Drag-and-drop ❖ Use the keyboard or pointing device The method most often used is drag-and-drop.
  • Page 137 To create a popup list with items from various folders, or to pick only a few items from a folder, create a new folder containing only the desired programs and documents. If you are unsure how to Toshiba Utilities Fn-esse key, then...
  • Page 138: Viewing Existing Key Assignments

    Toshiba Utilities Hotkey utility do this, refer to your operating system documentation. ❖ Click OK to associate the folder with the key you just selected. ❖ To open a popup list showing the items in that folder, press Windows Viewing existing key assignments To view the existing key assignments, choose Assignments from the Fn-esse keyboard.
  • Page 139: Expansion Device Properties

    Accessing Mobile Extension Service Configuration You can access the Mobile Extension Service Configuration utility in either of the following ways: ❖ Click the TOSHIBA Console button and Slim Select Bay & Docking icon. ❖ Click Start, Control Panel, Performance and Maintenance, TOSHIBA Mobile Extension.
  • Page 140: Toshiba Console

    Sample TOSHIBA Mobile Extension Service Configuration window TOSHIBA Console The TOSHIBA Console provides quick access to computer functions and allows you to customize a range of computer settings. You can normally access this utility in two ways: ❖...
  • Page 141: Customize Your Computer

    Sample TOSHIBA Console window The TOSHIBA Console offers three categories of features: ❖ Customize Your Computer ❖ Network ❖ Security Customize Your Computer The features available in this category are: ❖ Power Management ❖ TOSHIBA Button Controls ❖ Mouse ❖...
  • Page 142: Security

    TOSHIBA Button Controls The TOHSIBA Button Controls allow you to enable or disable the TOSHIBA Console and Internet buttons and the programs associated with them. Those buttons are located just above the function keys at the top of the keyboard.
  • Page 143: Power Management

    Sample TOSHIBA Controls Properties window Click the Buttons tab Check the boxes for the TOSHIBA Console button and/ or the Internet button. Under Select a Program, make the desired selections. Click Apply, then click OK. Power Management The Power Management feature enables you to control your computer’s power usage, regardless of the source, and use the...
  • Page 144 You can either use one of the preset modes or create and use your own customized mode. The preset modes cannot be deleted. By changing the options that appear in the Toshiba Power Saver Properties window and clicking OK, you can reconfigure that function. Any options that you change become effective when you click either OK or Apply.
  • Page 145 The Properties window for the selected mode opens with the General tab displayed. This tab enables you to choose an icon for your power usage mode, describe the mode’s characteristics and, optionally, associate it with a program. Toshiba Utilities TOSHIBA Console...
  • Page 146: Toshiba Hardware Setup

    To access it: In the TOSHIBA Console, double-click the Toshiba Hardware icon. Sample TOSHIBA HWSetup window The TOSHIBA HWSetup window appears with tabs for the following: ❖ Display—Allows you to change various default settings for the built-in LCD display.
  • Page 147 LAN — Lets you enable or disable the Wake-up on LAN feature. ❖ General — Allows you to view current BIOS, hard disk drive and memory settings. ❖ Password — Allows you to set user passwords. ❖ Device Config—Shows the Device configuration options. Toshiba Utilities TOSHIBA Console...
  • Page 148: Chapter 8: If Something Goes Wrong

    This chapter aims to help you solve many problems by yourself. It covers the problems you are most likely to encounter. If all else fails, contact Toshiba. You will find information on Toshiba’s support services at the end of this chapter. Problems that are easy to fix Your program stops responding.
  • Page 149 To close a program that has stopped responding: Press , and Ctrl Click Windows Task Manager. The Windows Task Manager window appears. 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.
  • Page 150: Problems When You Turn On The Computer

    If Something Goes Wrong Problems when you turn on the computer Your program performs an illegal operation. If you receive the message, “ you should record the details of the message and operation ” consult the software manufacturer. To record the details: Click the Details button and select the text the operating system displays.
  • Page 151 Problems when you turn on the computer The computer starts but, when you press a key, nothing happens. You are probably in Stand By mode and have a software or resource conflict. When this happens, turning the power on returns you to the problem instead of restarting the system. To clear the condition, press Clearing the condition may get the computer running, but it won’t solve a resource conflict.
  • Page 152: The Windows ® Operating System Is Not Working

    If Something Goes Wrong The Windows® operating system is not working The Windows working Once you are familiar with the desktop and used to the way the operating system responds to your work routine, you can easily detect if the operating system is not working correctly. For example: ❖...
  • Page 153: Internet Problems

    The Windows® operating system is not working ❖ Safe Mode (with Networking) ❖ Safe Mode (with Command Prompt) ❖ Enable Boot Logging ❖ Enable VGA Mode ❖ Last known good configuration (your most recent settings that worked) ❖ Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only) ❖...
  • Page 154: The Windows Xp Operating System Can Help You

    If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict other mistake makes it impossible for your browser to locate the site. My browser can’t find a site I bookmarked. The World Wide Web is constantly changing. A site you bookmarked yesterday may not be available today or its server may be down for temporary repair.
  • Page 155: A Plan Of Action

    Click the Fixing a hardware problem. Choose from specific topics and follow the steps. If there is still a problem, the operating system should display a message that explains what the conflict is. A plan of action The smooth operation of the system depends on the interaction of all devices, programs, and features.
  • Page 156 If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict Direct Memory Access Similarly, the data required by the device is stored in a specific place or address in memory called the Direct Memory Access (DMA). The DMA provides a dedicated channel for adapter cards to bypass the microprocessor and access memory directly.
  • Page 157: Fixing A Problem With Device Manager

    ❖ Reconfigure the device so that its requirements do not conflict. Refer to the device’s documentation for instructions about changing settings on the device. Fixing a problem with Device Manager Device Manager provides a way to check and change the configuration of a device.
  • Page 158: Memory Card Problems

    If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict To check a device’s properties: Click Start, Control Panel, Administrative Tools. Click the Computer Management icon. Click the Device Manager button. 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 159: Power And The Batteries

    Remove the memory module, following the instructions “Removing a memory module” on page Reinstall the memory module, following the instructions “Installing additional memory (optional)” on page and making sure the module is seated properly. Check for the error again. If the error recurs, remove the memory module entirely and check for the error again.
  • Page 160 If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict The main battery may not be inserted correctly in the computer. Turn off the computer, remove the battery, clean the contacts with a soft dry cloth (if necessary) and replace the battery. See on page 88 detailed instructions.
  • Page 161: Keyboard 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 numeric keypad or cursor control light is on, press the cursor control light or press turn off the numeric keypad light.
  • Page 162 If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict problem, press display priority to its previous setting. If you are using an external monitor: ❖ Check that the monitor is turned on. ❖ Check that the monitor’s power cable is firmly plugged into a working power outlet.
  • Page 163: Disk Drive Problems

    A message tells you that there is a problem with your display settings and that the adapter type is incorrect or the current settings do not work with your hardware. Reduce the size of the color palette to one that is supported by the computer’s internal display.
  • Page 164 If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict To run Error-checking: Click Start, then click My Computer. Right-click the drive you want to check. The drive’s Properties box appears. Click the Tools tab. Click the Check now button. The Check Disk All Apps box appears. You can choose one or both options: ❖...
  • Page 165: Sound System Problems

    A diskette will not go into the optional external diskette drive. You may already have a diskette in the drive. Make sure the drive is empty. You may be inserting the diskette incorrectly. Hold the diskette with the hub side facing down, and insert it so that the metal head window cover goes into the drive first.
  • Page 166: Pc Card Problems

    If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict Changing the settings for the Record Monitor feature in the Recording Control Utility (default Off), or the Mute feature in the Mixer Utility (default Enabled), may cause feedback. Revert to the default settings. PC Card problems PC Cards (PCMCIA-compatible) include many types of devices, such as a removable hard disk, additional memory,...
  • Page 167 the manufacturer of the PC Card for information about using the card under the operating system. PC Card checklist ❖ Make sure the card is inserted properly into the slot. “Connecting a mouse or a printer” on page 99 how to insert PC Cards. ❖...
  • Page 168 If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict The computer stops working (hangs) when you insert a PC Card. The problem may be caused by an I/O (input/output) conflict between the PCMCIA socket and another device in the system. Use Device Manager to make sure each device has its own I/O base address.
  • Page 169: Printer Problems

    Printer problems This section lists some of the most common printer problems: The printer will not print. Check that the printer is connected to a working power outlet, turned on and ready (on line). Check that the printer has plenty of paper. Some printers will not start printing when there are just two or three sheets of paper left in the tray.
  • Page 170: Modem Problems

    If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits Modem problems This section lists common modem problems: The modem will not receive or transmit properly. Make sure the cable from the modem to the telephone line is firmly connected to the computer’s modem port and the telephone line jack.
  • Page 171 software programs build in an automatic backup, but you should not rely solely on this feature. Save your work! See “Computing tips” on page 58 On a regular basis, back up the information stored on your hard disk. Here are some ways you can do this: ❖...
  • Page 172: If You Need Further Assistance

    If you still need help and suspect that the problem is hardware-related, Toshiba offers a variety of resources to help you. Start with accessing Toshiba on the Internet using any Internet browser by typing: Next, try one of Toshiba’s online services. The Toshiba...
  • Page 173 Information about what you were doing when the problem occurred. ❖ Exact error messages and when they occurred. For technical support, call the Toshiba InTouch Center: Within the United States at (800) 457-7777 Outside the United States at (949) 859-4273 If Something Goes Wrong If you need further assistance ®...
  • Page 174: Other Toshiba Internet Web Sites

    If Something Goes Wrong Other Toshiba Internet Web sites Other Toshiba Internet Web sites support/supp_home_latin.jsp Toshiba’s worldwide offices Australia Toshiba (Australia) Pty. Lim- ited 84-92 Talavera Road North Ryde NSW 2113 Sydney Australia Belgium Toshiba Information Systems Benelux (Belgium) B.V.
  • Page 175 Czech Republic CHG Toshiba, s.r.o. Hnevkovskeho 65 61700 Brno Finland Scribona TPC OY Sinimäentie 14 P.O. Box 83 02630 ESPOO Finland Germany Toshiba Europe GmbH Leibnizstraße 2 D-93055 Regensburg Germany Hungary Technotrade Kft. Szerencs utca 202 1147 Budapest Hungary Italy Progetto Elettronica 92 s.r.l.
  • Page 176 TECHMEX S.A. ul. Partyzantów 71, 43-316 Bielsko-Biala 01-059 Warszawa Poland Mexico and all of Latin America Toshiba de México S.A. Sierra Candela No.111, 6to. Piso Col. Lomas de Chapultepec. CP 11000 Mexico, DF. 800-457-7777 (outside of the 949-859-4276 (within the US...
  • Page 177 Singapore Toshiba Singapore Pte. Ltd. 438B Alexandra Rd. # 06-01 Alexandra Technopark Singapore 119968 Slovenia Inea d.o.o. Ljubljanska 80 61230 Domzale Slovenia Sweden Scribona PC AB Sundbybergsväegen 1 Box 1374 171 27 Solna Sweden United Kingdom Toshiba Information Systems (U.K) Ltd.
  • Page 178: Appendix A: Hot Keys

    Appendix A Hot Keys Hot keys are keys that, when pressed in combination with the key, turn system functions on and off. Hot keys have a legend on the key indicating the option or feature the key controls. Volume Control This hot key decreases the volume coming from your computer.
  • Page 179: Volume Mute

    Volume Mute This hot key enables/disables volume mute on your computer. When volume mute is enabled, no sound will come from the speakers or headphones. Password security This hot key blanks the display. Without a password The Fn + F1 key combination turns off the display. Using the mouse or any key will make the display reappear.
  • Page 180: Power Usage Mode

    This hot key displays the power usage pop-up window and cycles through the battery save modes. Sample power usage modes The properties of each mode are set in the Toshiba Power Management utility. For more information, “Power Management” on page 143.
  • Page 181: Standby Mode

    Standby mode This hot key puts the computer into Standby mode. Sample Standby confirmation box Standby mode ❖ A message box is displayed by default to confirm that the computer is going into Standby mode. You can choose not to display this message box. ❖...
  • Page 182: Hibernation Mode

    Hot Keys Hibernation mode Hibernation mode This hot key puts the computer into Hibernation mode. Sample Hibernation confirmation box ❖ If Hibernation mode is enabled (the default) a message box is displayed by default to confirm the computer is going into Hibernation mode. You can choose not to display this message box.
  • Page 183: Display Modes

    Display modes This hot key cycles through the power-on display options. The display modes are: Sample display options window In order 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 184: Display Brightness

    Hot Keys Display brightness Display brightness This hot key decreases the screen brightness. This hot key increases the screen brightness. Keyboard hot keys This hot key turns the cursor control overlay on and off. This hot key turns the numeric overlay on and off. This hot key turns the scroll lock feature on and off.
  • Page 185: Appendix B: Power Cable Connectors

    Appendix B Power Cable Connectors Your computer features a universal power supply you can use worldwide. This appendix shows the shapes of the typical AC power cable connectors for various parts of the world. USA and Canada UL approved CSA approved Australia AS approved United Kingdom...
  • Page 186: Glossary

    Glossary TECHNICAL NOTE: Some features defined in this glossary may not be available on your computer. Acronyms The following acronyms may appear in this user’s guide. BIOS CD-ROM CD-RW CMOS COM1 COM2 alternating current basic input/output system bits per second compact disc compact disc read-only memory compact disc rewritable memory...
  • Page 187 direct memory access DIMM dual inline memory module 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 fast infrared gigabyte...
  • Page 188 Glossary 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 189 alternating current (AC) — The type of power usually supplied to residential and commercial wall outlets. AC reverses its direction at regular intervals. Compare direct current (DC). application — A computer program that you use to perform tasks of a specific type. Applications include word processors, spreadsheets, and database management systems.
  • Page 190 Glossary bus — An electrical circuit that connects the central processing unit (CPU) with other parts of the computer, such as the video adapter, disk drives, and ports. It is the pathway through which data flows from one device to another. See also bus speed, frontside bus.
  • Page 191 color palette — A set of specified colors that establishes the colors that can be displayed on the screen at a particular time. compatibility — The extent to which computers, programs, or devices can work together harmoniously, using the same commands, formats, or language as each other.
  • Page 192 Glossary direct memory access (DMA) — A dedicated channel, bypassing the CPU, that enables direct data transfer between memory and a device. directory — See folder. disable — To turn a computer option off. See also enable. disc — A round, flat piece of metal, designed to be read from and written to by optical (laser) technology, and used in the production of optical discs, such as CDs and DVDs.
  • Page 193 drag — To hold down a TouchPad control button or mouse button while moving the cursor to drag a selected object. In the ® Windows control button or mouse button, unless otherwise stated. driver — See device driver. DVD — An individual digital versatile (or video) disc. See also DVD-ROM.
  • Page 194 Glossary file extension — The three characters following the period (pronounced “dot”) at the end of a file name. The extension indicates the type of file. Examples are .exe for program files and .hlp for help files. See also file name. folder —...
  • Page 195 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 196 Glossary L2 (level two) cache — Memory cache installed on the motherboard to help improve processing speed. It is slower than L1 cache and faster than main memory. See also cache, CPU cache, L1 cache. LAN (local area network) — A group of computers or other devices dispersed over a relatively limited area and connected by a communications link that enables any device to interact with any other on the network.
  • Page 197 Internet. operating system — A set of programs that controls how the computer works. Examples of operating systems are the ® Windows systems. XP Professional and Windows Glossary ® 2000 operating...
  • Page 198 Glossary palette — See color palette. parallel — Processes that occur simultaneously. In communications, it means the transmission of more than one bit of information at a time. On some computers, a parallel port provides a parallel communications interface between the computer and an appropriate device.
  • Page 199 RAM (random access memory) — Volatile memory that can be written to as well as read. By volatile, we mean that information in RAM is lost when you turn off your computer. This type of memory is used for your computer’s main memory. See also memory.
  • Page 200 Glossary serial — Processes that occur one at a time. In communications, it means the transmission of one bit at a time sequentially over a single channel. Most computers have a serial port, which provides a serial interface between the computer and a single device, and/or a USB port which provides a high-speed connection to multiple devices.
  • Page 201 utility — A computer program designed to perform a narrowly focused operation or solve a specific problem. Utilities are often related to computer system management. Web — See World Wide Web. Wi-Fi — A term trademarked by the Wireless Capability Ethernet Alliance which stands for Wireless Fidelity.
  • Page 202: Index

    Index AC adapter 33 AC power connecting adapter 47 power light 50 status 31 accessories carrying case 91 Direct Cable Connection software PORT-Noteworthy computer lock cable 56 adding memory 40 audio .WAV digital wave files 117 features 116 playing 69 Backup or Restore Wizard 68 battery additional packs 77...
  • Page 203 Index primary control 30 secondary control 30 TOSHIBA Console 30 caps lock light 31 channels DMA 156 IRQ 155 checking device properties 157 cleaning the computer 56 click 51 COM port 112 command Turn Off 120 communications network connection 71...
  • Page 204 simultaneous viewing 98 display panel closing 55 opening 49 panel latch 25 TFT LCD 29 turn off automatically 86 displaying folder information 110 disposing of battery 90 DMA (Direct Memory Access) 156 double-click 51 downloading 74 email 74 environment computer-friendly 35 ergonomics 36 error messages device driver conflict 154...
  • Page 205 Index Hibernation mode 120 methods 129 hot key display brightness 184 display modes 183 Hibernation mode 182 keyboard overlays 184 password security 179 power usage mode 180 Standby mode 181 volume control 178 volume mute 179 hot keys 179 power usage modes 85 hot swapping 102 precautions 102 Hotkey utility 138...
  • Page 206 main battery light 32 maximizing life 77 module 28 release latch 28 removing 88 memory installing additional 40 problem solving 158 removing expansion slot cover 43 memory cards Secure Digital 25 microphone using 118 microphone jack 27 Microsoft Support Online Web site modem connecting 45 determining COM port 112...
  • Page 207 Index connecting cable to AC Adapter energy-saving features 76 light 48 on/off button 30 preset usage modes 83 problem solving 159 turning on the power 49 power cable connectors 185 Power Management 143 running on batteries 145 power off alternate methods 55 guidelines 54 power source connecting 47...
  • Page 208 Shut down Shut down command 120 simultaneous screens 98 Slim Port Replicator 93 sound sound system SPANworks 2000 115 speakers Standby command 121 Standby mode 121 starting a program 64 Startup menu system indicator panel 30 System Setup 151...
  • Page 209 110 Toshiba Accessories Information 22 Internet Web sites 174 registering computer 52 worldwide offices 174 TOSHIBA Button Controls 142 TOSHIBA Console 140 TOSHIBA Console button 30 Toshiba Hardware Setup 146 TOSHIBA Mobile Extension 139 Toshiba online services...

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