Options This notebook offers excellent connectivity and expansion capabilities with its built-in ports and connectors. This chapter describes how to connect peripherals and hardware options peripherals, read the manual included with the peripheral for operating instructions. This chapter also includes information on the key components that you can upgrade.
External Monitor To show graphical effects on a larger display, you can connect an external monitor to the CRT port ( for additional instructions. Figure 4-1 Connecting an External Monitor You can press external CRT and back to the notebook display or simultaneously on both displays.
External Keyboard This notebook has a keyboard with full-sized keys and an embedded keypad. If you feel more comfortable using a desktop keyboard, you can install a PS/2-compatible external keyboard. To connect an external keyboard, plug the external keyboard into the PS/2 connector ( Figure 4-2 Connecting an External Keyboard...
External Keypad You can also use a 17-key numeric keypad for number-intensive data entry applications. To connect the keypad, plug in the keypad connector to the PS/2 port ( ) at the rear of the notebook. Figure 4-3 Connecting an External Keypad User’s Manual...
External Pointing Device This notebook accepts either a serial mouse or PS/2-compatible mouse or similar pointing device. Connecting an External Pointing Device Plug a serial mouse into the serial port ( compatible mouse into the PS/2 port ( To enable a serial mouse, you need to use the Add New Hardware tool in the Windows 95 Control Panel to detect and install the necessary drivers.
Setting the External Mouse Location Parameter After connecting the external mouse or similar pointing device, press to enter Setup and verify the location of the external pointing device. Select Power Saving Options to display the following screen: When Lid is Closed ------------------ [ Suspend to Disk ] Suspend to Disk on Critical Battery - [Enabled ] Display Always On ------------------- [Disabled] Internal Speaker -------------------- [Enabled ]...
Printer This notebook supports both serial and parallel printers. For a serial printer, plug the printer cable into a serial port ( printer cable into the parallel port ( instructions. Figure 4-5 Connecting a Parallel Printer Options ). For a parallel printer, plug the ).
Audio Devices You can connect audio devices to the line-in and line-out ports on the notebook. The line-in audio port doubles as a microphone-in port as well. The line-in port accepts an external 3.5mm mini-jack microphone or other line-in devices. The line-out port accommodates external amplified speakers or headphones.
Mini Dock The mini dock serves as a docking base that allows you to connect your notebook to all the peripherals you need, even network connections with its built-in Ethernet support. Consult your dealer for details. A quick guide is included with the mini dock for easy and quick connection instructions.
Miscellaneous Options 4.9.1 Additional Power Packs Lithium-Ion Battery Pack It is good practice to have a spare battery pack around, especially when you travel. The Li-Ion (lithium-ion) smart battery supplies more power than a conventional NiMH (nickel metal-hydride) battery. With power management, you get even more power on-the-go.
Detaching the Battery Compartment Cover AC Adapter You can purchase an additional AC adapter for your notebook or mini docking station. Options Gently pull battery compartment cover release latch and slide out the cover. The compact AC adapter charges your battery pack and supplies power to your notebook.
4.9.2 Cables Floppy Drive Cable The floppy drive cable allows you to use your floppy drive module externally. PS/2 Y-Bridge Cable The PS/2 Y-bridge cable allows you to connect two PS/2 devices, mouse and keyboard, to your notebook simultaneously. 4-12 Open the port cover of the notebook and connect the 25-pin connector end of the floppy drive cable to the...
File Transfer Cable For non SIR- (serial infrared) capable connections, you can use the file transfer cable to transfer data between the notebook and other computers. Connect the file transfer cable between the two computers and use your file transfer utility to perform the transfer. Figure 4-8 Using the File Transfer Cable Options...
4.10 Key Component Upgrades This notebook delivers the power and performance you need. However, some users and the applications they use may demand more. notebook allows you to upgrade key components when you need increased performance. Contact your authorized dealer if you decide to perform an upgrade.
Installing Memory When installing memory, we recommend you seek the help of a qualified service technician. Improper installation may damage the memory module or the notebook, or cause a malfunction. One of the two memory slots (Slot 2) is accessible via a memory expansion door on the base of the notebook.
After new memory modules have been installed, the system automatically detects and reconfigures the total memory size. To upgrade memory installed in the other slot (Slot 1), contact your dealer. 4.10.2 Hard Disk You can have your hard disk upgraded to one with a higher capacity. The notebook uses a 2.5-inch Enhanced-IDE hard disk that is auto-detected by the system.