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Asus Eee Box EB1012P User Manual

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Eee Box PC

User Manual

Eee Box B2 Series / EB Series


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  • Page 1: User Manual

    Eee Box PC User Manual Eee Box B2 Series / EB Series...
  • Page 2 ASUSTeK COMPUTER, INC. (“ASUS”). Products and corporate names mentioned in this manual may or may not be registered trademarks or copyrights of their respective companies, and are used for identification purposes only.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Using your EeeBox PC ...27 Configuring wireless connection ...27 Configuring wired connection ...28 Bluetooth wireless connection (on selected models) ...32 Configuring audio output via an HDMI device ...34 ASUS Easy Update ...36 TotalMedia Center ...37 Main menu ...37 Eee Box PC...
  • Page 4 Contents Game...37 Movie ...38 Music ...38 Photo ...39 Video ...39 TotalMedia Theater 3 ...40 Recovering your system ...41 Using the recovery partition ...41 Recovering the OS to the Factory Default Partition (F9 Recovery) ...41 Backing up the Factory Default Environment Data to a USB Drive (F9 Backup) ...42 Using the USB storage device (USB Restore) ...43 Eee Box PC...
  • Page 5: Notices

    Notices Federal Communications Commission Statement This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: • This device may not cause harmful interference, and • This device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause undesired operation.
  • Page 6: Declaration Of Conformity

    RF exposure warning This equipment must be installed and operated in accordance with provided instructions and the antenna(s) used for this transmitter must be installed to provide a separation distance of at least 20 cm from all persons and must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
  • Page 7: France Restricted Wireless Frequency Bands

    France Restricted Wireless Frequency Bands Some areas of France have a restricted frequency band. The worst case maximum authorized power indoors are: • 10mW for the entire 2.4 GHz band (2400 MHz–2483.5 MHz) • 100mW for frequencies between 2446.5 MHz and 2483.5 MHz Channels 10 through 13 inclusive operate in the band 2446.6 MHz to 2483.5 MHz.
  • Page 8: Canadian Department Of Communications Statement

    This requirement is likely to change over time, allowing you to use your wireless LAN card in more areas within France. Please check with ART for the latest information ( Your WLAN Card transmits less than 100mW, but more than 10mW. Canadian Department of Communications Statement This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus set out in the...
  • Page 9: Ce Mark Warning

    REACH Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals) regulatory framework, we publish the chemical substances in our products at ASUS REACH website at CE Mark Warning CE marking for devices without wireless LAN/Bluetooth The shipped version of this device complies with the requirements of the EEC directives 2004/108/EC “Electromagnetic compatibility”...
  • Page 10: Safety Information

    Safety information Your Eee Box PC is designed and tested to meet the latest standards of safety for information technology equipment. However, to ensure your safety, it is important that you read the following safety instructions. Setting up your system •...
  • Page 11 • Liquid has been spilled into the system. • The system does not function properly even if you follow the operating instructions. • The system was dropped or the cabinet is damaged. • The system performance changes. Lithium-Ion Battery Warning CAUTION: Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
  • Page 12: Takeback And Recycling

    And, the environment is protected from any uncontrolled release of harmful chemicals. ASUS works with recycling vendors with the highest standards for protecting our environment, ensuring worker safety, and complying with global environmental laws. Our commitment to recycling our old equipment grows out of our work to protect the environment in many ways.
  • Page 13: Notes For This Manual

    Notes for this manual To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols used throughout this manual. WARNING: Vital information that you MUST follow to prevent injury to yourself. IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a task.
  • Page 14: Welcome

    • If the device or its components fail or malfunction during normal and proper use within the warranty period, bring the warranty card to the ASUS Service Center for replacement of the defective components. Eee Box PC Welcome Stand (optional)
  • Page 15: Knowing Your Eee Box Pc

    Knowing your Eee Box PC Front view Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on this side of the system. Hard disk LED The hard disk LED blinks when data is being written into or read from the hard disk drive. Power switch The power switch allows powering ON and OFF the system.
  • Page 16 Memory card slot The built-in memory card reader reads MMC/SD/SDHC cards used in devices like digital cameras, MP3 players, mobile phones, and PDAs. USB port The USB (Universal Serial Bus) port is compatible with USB devices such as keyboards, mouse devices, cameras, and hard disk drives.
  • Page 17: Rear View

    Rear view Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on this side of the system. Wireless antenna jack The jack is used to connect the supplied wireless antenna to enhance wireless signal reception. Eee Box PC...
  • Page 18 Power input (DC 19V) The supplied power adapter converts AC power to DC power for use with this jack. Power supplied through this jack supplies power to the PC. To prevent damage to the PC, always use the supplied power adapter. The power adapter may become warm to hot when in use.
  • Page 19: Top View

    Top view Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on this side of the system. E-SATA E-SATA e-SATA Port External SATA or eSATA allows external connection of Serial-ATA devices originally designed for use inside the computer. It is up to six times faster than existing USB 2.0, & 1394 for external storage solutions and is also hot pluggable using shielded cables and connectors up to two meters.
  • Page 20: Using The Wireless Antenna

    Using the wireless antenna The wireless antenna is connected to your Eee Box PC for enhancing wireless signal reception. Do not rotate the wireless antenna to the 180°–270° angle for preventing damage. AN T. Eee Box PC...
  • Page 21: Setting Up The Remote Control (on Selected Models)

    Setting up the remote control (on selected models) Plug the IR receiver into any of the USB ports on your Eee Box Place the IR receiver on a stable surface. Aim the remote control at the receiver when using the remote. Eee Box PC...
  • Page 22: Positioning Your Eee Box Pc

    Positioning your Eee Box PC Installing the stand Erect your Eee Box PC with the supplied stand. To do so: Locate the screw hole on the bottom of the Eee Box PC. Align the stand screw to the PC screw hole, and then secure the stand to the PC with a screw driver.
  • Page 23: Installing Your Eee Box Pc To A Monitor

    Installing your Eee Box PC to a monitor You can also install your Eee Box PC to the back of a monitor. To do Secure the VESA mount to your monitor with four screws (HNM/ M4 x 8). To fasten the VESA mount, your monitor must comply with VESA75 or VESA100 standard.
  • Page 24: Setting Up Your Eee Box Pc

    Setting up your Eee Box PC You need to connect peripherals before using your Eee Box PC. Connecting to a display Connect one end of the HDMI/VGA cable to an LCD TV or an LCD monitor ( ) and the other end to the HDMI/Display (Monitor) Output port on the system rear panel ( LCD monitor LCD TV...
  • Page 25: Connecting To A Network Device

    Connecting to a network device Connect one end of a network cable to the LAN port on the system rear panel and the other end to a hub or switch. Network cable with RJ-45 connectors Network hub or switch Eee Box PC...
  • Page 26: Turning On The System

    Turning on the system Connect the supplied AC adapter to the DC IN jack on the system rear panel, and then press the power switch on the front panel to turn on the system. • When your Eee Box PC is not in use, unplug the power adapter or switch off the AC outlet to save on power consumption.
  • Page 27: Using Your Eeebox Pc

    Using your EeeBox PC All screenshots in this section are for reference only. Actual screen images may vary with operating systems. Visit the ASUS website at for the latest information. Configuring wireless connection To connect to a wireless network, follow the instructions below: For security concerns, DO NOT connect to an unsecured network.
  • Page 28: Configuring Wired Connection

    Configuring wired connection To establish a wired network, follow the instructions below: Using a dynamic IP / PPPoE network connection: Click the network icon with a yellow warning triangle Windows® Notification area and select Open Network and Sharing Center. Click Change adapter settings in the left blue pane.
  • Page 29 Click Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4) and click Properties. (Continue the following steps if using PPPoE) Return to the Network and Sharing Center and then click Set up a new connection or network. Click Obtain an IP address automatically and click Eee Box PC...
  • Page 30 Select Connect to the Internet and click Next. Enter your User name and, Password, and Connection name. Click Connect. 11. Click the network icon in the taskbar and click the connection you just created. Eee Box PC Select Broadband (PPPoE) and click Next.
  • Page 31 Using a static IP: Repeat the step 1–4 of Using a dynamic IP to start the static IP network configuration. Click Use the following IP address. Enter the IP address, Subnet mask and Gateway from your service provider. If needed, enter the preferred DNS Server address and alternative address.
  • Page 32: Bluetooth Wireless Connection (on Selected Models)

    Bluetooth wireless connection (on selected models) Follow the instructions below to build Bluetooth wireless connection. From Control Panel, go to Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center and then click Change adapter settings in the left blue pane. Right-click Bluetooth Network Connection and select View Bluetooth Network...
  • Page 33 Select a Bluetooth-enabled device from the list and click Next. Enter the Bluetooth security code into your device and start pairing. The paired relationship is successfully built. Click Close to finish the setting. Eee Box PC...
  • Page 34: Configuring Audio Output Via An Hdmi Device

    Configuring audio output via an HDMI device If you use your TV with an HDMI connector as an audio output device, connect it to the Home Theater PC and follow the steps below to configure audio settings: Right-click the Volume Mixer icon on the Windows®...
  • Page 35 Check the Front left and right box, and then click Next. Click Finish to exit the speaker setup. Eee Box PC...
  • Page 36: Asus Easy Update

    ASUS Easy Update ASUS Easy Update is a software tool that automatically detects and downloads the latest BIOS, drivers, and applications for your EeeBox PC. From the Windows® notification area, right-click the ASUS Easy Update icon. Select Schedule to set how often you want to update your system.
  • Page 37: Totalmedia Center

    TotalMedia Center TotalMedia Center is a complete multimedia center that enhances the enjoyment of your music, photos, videos, and movies. To launch the program, click the TotalMedia Center icon on the desktop. TotalMedia Center is only available on selected models. Main menu The main menu contains five functions including Game, Movie, Music, Photo, and Video.
  • Page 38: Movie

    Movie The Movie function allows you to play DVDs. The built-in optical disk drive and the supported format may vary with models. Music The Music function allows you to listen to music files or audio CDs with visualizations and create playlists for your favorite songs. Eee Box PC...
  • Page 39: Photo

    Photo The Photo function lets you view your photos in a slideshow or apply minor fixes to your photos. Video The Video function allows you to play your video files. Eee Box PC...
  • Page 40: Totalmedia Theater 3

    TotalMedia Theater 3 TotalMedia Theater 3 allows you to play DVDs. When you insert a DVD into the optical drive, it will begin to play automatically. TotalMedia Theater 3 also supports Youtube DXVA, WMV HD DXVA, MCE plug-in, and playback of video files. •...
  • Page 41: Recovering Your System

    DO NOT delete the partition named “RECOVERY.” The recovery partition is created at the factory and cannot be restored by the user if deleted. Take your system to an authorized ASUS service center if you have problems with the recovery process.
  • Page 42: Backing Up The Factory Default Environment Data To A Usb Drive (f9 Backup)

    When the recovery is completed successfully, click Reboot to restart the system. Backing up the Factory Default Environment Data to a USB Drive (F9 Backup) Repeat the step 1–4 in the previous section. Select Backup the Factory Environment to a USB Drive and click Next.
  • Page 43: Using The Usb Storage Device (usb Restore)

    Using the USB storage device (USB Restore) When the Recovery Partition in your system is crashed, use the USB storage device to restore the system to the factory default partition or the factory environment data to the entire hard disk. Disable Boot Booster in BIOS setup.
  • Page 44: Boot Booster

    Boot Booster The Boot Booster item in BIOS setup helps shorten your EeeBox PC bootup time. However, you MUST disable this BIOS item before you change any EeeBox PC components or perform system recovery (from hidden partition). Follow the instructions below to disable Boot Booster: Start the system and press <F2>...
  • Page 45: Ec Declaration Of Conformity

    Declaration Date: May. 27, 2010 Year to begin affixing CE marking:2010 ASUSTek COMPUTER INC. No. 150, LI-TE RD., PEITOU, TAIPEI 112, TAIWAN R.O.C. TAIWAN ASUS COMPUTER GmbH HARKORT STR. 21-23, 40880 RATINGEN GERMANY EeeBox PC EeeBox B202, EeeBox EB1012, EeeBox EB1007, EeeBox...
  • Page 46: Asus Contact Information

    ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America) Address Telephone Web site Technical Support Telephone Support fax Online support ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria) Address Web site Online contact Technical Support Telephone Support Fax Online support *EUR 0.14/minute from a German fixed landline; EUR 0.42/minute from a mobile phone.

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