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Product Name:
Notebook PC
Manual Revision: 1.02 E751
Release Date:
May 2001


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    Product Name: Notebook PC Manual Revision: 1.02 E751 Release Date: May 2001 NOTEBOOK PC USER’S MANUAL...

  • Page 2: Safety Statements

    Safety Statements Federal Communications Commission Statement This device complies with FCC Rules Part 15. 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 3: Macrovision Corporation Product Notice

    Nordic Cautions (for Notebook PC with Lithium-Ion Battery) CAUTION! Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions. (English) VORSICHT! Explosionsgetahr bei unsachgemäßen Austausch der Batterie. Ersatz nur durch denselben oder einem vom Hersteller empfohlenem ähnlichen Typ.

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    Safety Statements CTR 21 Approval (for Notebook PC with built-in Modem) Danish Dutch English Finnish French German Greek...

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    Safety Statements CTR 21 Approval (for Notebook PC with built-in Modem) Italian Portuguese Spanish Swedish...

  • Page 6: Ul Safety Notices

    Safety Statements UL Safety Notices Required for UL 1459 covering telecommunications (telephone) equipment intended to be electrically connected to a telecommunication network that has an operating voltage to ground that does not exceed 200V peak, 300V peak-to-peak, and 105V rms, and installed or used in accordance with the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70).

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    1. INTRODUCING THE NOTEBOOK PC About This User’s Manual ... 12 Notes For This Manual... 12 Caring Information ... 13 Transportation Precautions ... 14 2. KNOWING THE PARTS Top Side ... 16 Front Side ... 18 Left Side ... 19 Right Side ...

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    Table of Contents Regional Playback Information ... 45 Region Definitions ... 45 Listening to Audio CD ... 46 Optional External Connections ... 47 PC Card (PCMCIA) Sockets ... 48 32-bit CardBus Support ... 48 Removing a PC Card (PCMCIA) ... 49 Inserting a PC Card (PCMCIA) ...

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    5. CONFIGURING THE BIOS Managing and Updating Your BIOS ... 62 Managing and Updating Your BIOS From Your Hard Disk Drive ... 62 Updating BIOS Procedures (from floppy disk) ... 63 BIOS Setup Program ... 64 BIOS Menu Bar ... 65 BIOS Legend Bar ...

  • Page 11: Introducing The Notebook Pc

    1. INTRODUCING THE NOTEBOOK PC About This User’s Manual Caring Information Transportation Precautions...

  • Page 12: About This User's Manual

    1. Introducing the Notebook PC About This User’s Manual You are reading the Notebook PC User’s Manual. This User’s Manual provides information on the various components in the Notebook PC and how to use them. The following are major sections of this User’s Manuals: 1.

  • Page 13: Caring Information

    Caring Information WARNING! The following safety precautions will increase the life of the Notebook PC. Follow all precautions and instructions. Except as described in this manual, refer all servicing to qualified personnel. Do not use damaged power cords, accessories, or other peripherals.

  • Page 14: Transportation Precautions

    1. Introducing the Notebook PC Transportation Precautions To prepare the Notebook PC for transport, you should turn it OFF and disconnect all external periph- erals to prevent damage to the connectors. The hard disk drive’s head retracts when the power is turned OFF to prevent scratching of the hard disk surface during transport.

  • Page 15: Knowing The Parts

    2. KNOWING THE PARTS Top Side Front Side Left Side Right Side Rear Side...

  • Page 16: Top Side

    2. Knowing the Parts Top Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on the top side of the Notebook PC. Status LEDs Opening the Display Panel One spring-loaded latch on the front of the Notebook PC locks the display panel in the closed position when the Notebook PC is not in use.

  • Page 17: Display Panel

    The following describes the components of the Notebook PC as viewed from the top as shown by the illustration on the previous page. Display Panel The display panel functions the same as a desktop monitor. The Notebook PC uses an active matrix TFT LCD, which provides excellent viewing like that of desktop monitors.

  • Page 18: Front Side

    2. Knowing the Parts Front Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on the front side of the Notebook PC. 308mm Display Panel Latch Left Email/CD Power & Right CD Control Buttons Speaker Charge Indicator Speaker Indicators Display Panel Latch One display panel latch is used to lock the display panel in the closed position.

  • Page 19: Left Side

    Left Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on the left side of the Notebook PC. Fast Infrared Power Air Vent Port Switch Fast Infrared Port The fast infrared (IrDA) communication port allows convenient wireless data communication with infrared-equipped devices or computers up to 4Mbits/sec.

  • Page 20: Right Side

    2. Knowing the Parts Right Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on the right side of the Notebook PC. Floppy Disk Drive CD/DVD- CD/DVD ROM Drive Eject The following describes the components on the right side of the Notebook PC as shown by the illustra- tion above.

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    2. Knowing the Parts Hard Disk Drive The hard disk drive is mounted in a removable tray. This tray is secured by a large black screw at the bottom of the Notebook PC. The removable tray allows easy hard disk drive swapping or upgrade. ®...

  • Page 22: Rear Side

    2. Knowing the Parts Rear Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on the rear side of the Notebook PC. Serial Port Parallel Port The following describes the components on the rear side of the Notebook PC as shown by the illustra- tion above.

  • Page 23: Lan Port

    2. Knowing the Parts Air Vent & Cooling Fan The cooling fan turns ON when the temperature rises past a set threshold. The cooling fan is an extra feature needed for upgrading to faster processors in the future. The air vents allow cool air to enter and warm air to exit the Notebook PC.

  • Page 25: Getting Started

    3. GETTING STARTED Installing/Removing Battery Pack Using the Battery Pack Operating Systems Power Connection Powering ON The Notebook PC Save-to-Disk Partition Restarting or Rebooting Powering OFF The Notebook PC Status Indicators and Instant Launch Keys CD Control Buttons and Indicator Using the Keyboard...

  • Page 26: Installing And Removing The Battery Pack

    3. Getting Started Installing and Removing the Battery Pack Your Notebook PC may or may not have its battery pack installed. If your Notebook PC does not have its battery pack installed, there will be a large opening at the bottom of the Notebook PC. Use the following procedures to install or remove the battery pack.

  • Page 27: Using The Battery Pack

    Using the Battery Pack Before using your Notebook PC on the road Before you use your Notebook PC on the road, you will have to charge the battery pack. The battery pack begins to charge as soon as the Notebook PC is connected to external power. Fully charge the battery pack before using it for the first time.

  • Page 28: Power Connection

    3. Getting Started Power Connection Your Notebook PC comes with a universal AC-DC adapter. That means that you may connect the power cord to any 110V-120V as well as 220V-240V outlets without setting switches or using power converters. Different countries may require that an adapter be used to connect the provided US-stan- dard AC power cord to a different standard.

  • Page 29: Powering On The Notebook Pc

    Powering ON The Notebook PC The Notebook PC’s power-ON message appears on the screen followed by a short beep when you turn it ON. If necessary, you may adjust the brightness by using the hot keys. If you need to run the BIOS Setup to set or modify the system configuration, press [F2] upon bootup to enter the BIOS Setup.

  • Page 30: Save-to-disk Partition

    3. Getting Started Save-to-Disk Partition NOTE: If you use MS Windows ME or 2000, you do not need a Save-to-Disk partition to use hibernation mode. The Notebook PC supports Advanced Power Management to save battery power and extend its work- ing time.

  • Page 31: Status Indicators And Instant Launch Keys

    Status Indicators and Instant Launch Keys There are several LED status indicators on the Notebook PC. The LED status indicators give informa- tion on the Notebook PC’s current operating and keyboard statuses. The following illustration shows the meaning of each status LED and the instant access keys. Above the Keyboard Drive Activity Indicator...

  • Page 32: Cd Control Buttons And Indicator

    3. Getting Started CD Control Buttons and Indicator There are several CD control buttons integrated on the front of the Notebook PC for convenient CD playing. The buttons activate and control your operating system’s audio player when the Notebook PC is ON.

  • Page 33: Using The Keyboard

    Using the Keyboard Colored Hot Keys The following defines the colored hot keys on the Notebook PC’s keyboard. The colored commands can only be accessed by first pressing and holding the function key while pressing a key with a colored command. Suspend: Places the Notebook PC in suspend mode (either Save-to-RAM or Save-to-Disk depending on BIOS setup).

  • Page 34: Microsoft Windows™ Keys

    3. Getting Started Microsoft Windows™ Keys There are two special Windows™ keys on the keyboard as described below. The key with the Windows™ Logo activates the Start menu located at the bottom left of the Windows™ desktop. The other key, that looks like a Windows™ menu with a small cursor, activates the proper- ties menu and is equivalent to pressing the right mouse button on a Windows™...

  • Page 35: Keyboard As Cursors

    Keyboard as Cursors The keyboard can be used as cursors while Number Lock is ON or OFF in order to increase navigation ease while entering numeric data in spreadsheets or similar applications. With Number Lock OFF, press up, [Fn][K] for down, [Fn][U] for left, and [Fn][O] for right. With Number Lock ON, use [Shift] and one of the cursor keys shown below.

  • Page 37: Using The Notebook Pc

    4. USING THE NOTEBOOK PC Pointing Device Mouse/Keyboard Connection CD/DVD-ROM Drive Optional External Connections PC Card (PCMCIA) Sockets Modem/Network Connections IR Wireless Communication AC/Battery Power System Power Management Modes System Memory Expansion Processor Upgrades Hard Disk Drive Securing Your Notebook PC Vehicle/Air Power Adapter...

  • Page 38: Pointing Device

    4. Using the Notebook PC Pointing Device The Notebook PC’s integrated touchpad pointing device is fully compatible with all two/three-button and scrolling knob PS/2 mice. The touchpad is pressure sensitive and contains no moving parts; therefore, mechanical failures can be avoided. A device driver is still required for working with some application software.

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    4. Using the Notebook PC Clicking/Tapping - With the cursor over an item, press the left button or use your fingertip to touch the touchpad lightly, keeping your finger on the touchpad until the item is selected. The selected item will change color.

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    4. Using the Notebook PC Dragging - Dragging means to pick up an item and place it anywhere on the screen you wish. You can move the cursor over the item you select, and while keeping the left button depressed, moving the cursor to the desired location, then release the button.

  • Page 41: Caring For The Touchpad

    Caring for the Touchpad The touchpad is pressure sensitive. If not properly cared for, it can be easily damaged. Take note of the following precautions. • Make sure the touchpad does not come into contact with dirt, liquids or grease. •...

  • Page 42: Cd/dvd-rom Drive

    4. Using the Notebook PC CD/DVD-ROM Drive NOTE: The terms “CD-ROM” or “CD” are mainly used in all documentation because of its wide familiarity, although “CD/DVD-ROM” or “CD/DVD” should be more appropriate with the DVD-ROM model Notebook PC. Please substitute where appropriate. The CD-ROM (Compact Disc Read Only Memory) drive can support all the popular formats: Audio/ Music CDs;...

  • Page 43: Laser Safety

    Using the CD-ROM Drive CD-ROM discs and equipment must be handled with care because of the precise mechanics involved. Keep in mind the important safety instructions from your CD suppliers. Unlike desktop CD-ROM drives, the Notebook PC uses a hub to hold the CD in place regardless of the angle. When inserting a CD, it is important that the CD be pressed onto the center hub or else the CD-ROM drive tray will scratch the CD.

  • Page 44: Dvd-rom Drive Information

    4. Using the Notebook PC DVD-ROM Drive Information Overview The Notebook PC comes with an optional DVD-ROM drive or a CD-ROM drive. In order to view DVD titles, you must install the provided MPEG2 video decoder software and the DVD viewer soft- ware included on the DVD module driver support CD.

  • Page 45: Regional Playback Information

    Regional Playback Information Playback of DVD movie titles involves decoding MPEG2 video, digital AC3 audio and decryption of CSS protected content. CSS (sometimes called copy guard) is the name given to the content protection scheme adopted by the motion picture industry to satisfy a need to protect against unlawful content duplication.

  • Page 46: Listening To Audio Cd

    4. Using the Notebook PC Using a CD A CD drive letter should be present regardless of the presence of a CD disc in the drive. After the CD is properly inserted, data can be accessed just like with hard disk drives; except that nothing can be written to or changed on the CD.

  • Page 47: Optional External Connections

    Optional External Connections Monitor Out Connection Connecting an external monitor is just like on a standard desktop PC. Just plug in the VGA cable and its ready to use (some Notebook PC configurations may require additional display driver settings). You can view the Notebook PC display panel while simultaneously allowing others to view the external monitor.

  • Page 48: Pc Card (pcmcia) Sockets

    4. Using the Notebook PC PC Card (PCMCIA) Sockets The Notebook PC has two PC Card (or sometimes referred to as PCMCIA) sockets located behind a hinged cover to allow expansion just like desktop computer expansion slots. This allows you to customize your Notebook PC to meet a wide range of application needs.

  • Page 49: Removing A Pc Card (pcmcia)

    Inserting a PC Card (PCMCIA) 1. Insert the PC card with the connector side first. When the PC card is fully inserted, the PC card bay door can close normally with- out striking the PC card. Be sure the PC card is level when inserting.

  • Page 50: Modem And Network Connections

    4. Using the Notebook PC Modem and Network Connections The built-in modem and network model comes with both an RJ-11 and an RJ-45 port. RJ-11 telephone cables have two or four wires and are used to connect telephones to telephone outlets found in the walls of residential homes and some commercial buildings (some commercial buildings may have telephone wir- ing designed for dedicated phone systems that may not be compatible).

  • Page 51: Network Connection

    4. Using the Notebook PC Network Connection Connect a network cable, with RJ-45 connectors on each end, to the modem/network port on the Note- book PC and the other end to a hub or switch. For 100BASE-TX speeds, your network cable must be category 5 (not category 3) with twisted-pair wiring.

  • Page 52: Ir Wireless Communication

    4. Using the Notebook PC IR Wireless Communication The Notebook PC is equipped with a conveniently located Infrared (IR) Communication Port (see for location). The IR port comes with IrDA (Infrared Data Association) Serial Knowing the Parts Infrared Data Link Version 1.1 compliance, that allows you to perform point-to-point wireless commu- nications.

  • Page 53: Ac Power System

    AC Power System The Notebook PC power is comprised of two parts, the power adapter and the battery power system. The power adapter converts AC power from a wall outlet to the DC power required by the Notebook PC. The battery pack consists of a set of Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery cells housed together. Only one battery pack can be inserted into the Notebook PC.

  • Page 54: Using Battery Power

    4. Using the Notebook PC Using Battery Power A fully-charged Li-Ion battery pack provides the system approximately 2.5 to 3 hours of working power. But the actual figure varies depending on how you use the power saving features, your general work habits, the CPU, main memory size, and the size of the display panel.

  • Page 55: Power Management Modes

    WARNING! Never attempt to remove the battery pack while the power is ON, or if the system has not yet entered into the suspend mode as this may result in the data loss. Power Management Modes The Notebook PC has a number of automatic or adjustable power saving features that you can use to maximize battery life and lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

  • Page 56: Standby Mode

    4. Using the Notebook PC Standby Mode In addition to reducing the CPU clock, this mode puts devices including the LCD backlight in their lower active state. The Notebook PC enters Standby mode when the system remains idle for a specified amount of time.

  • Page 57: Thermal Power Control

    Thermal Power Control There are three power control methods for controlling the Notebook PC’s thermal state. These power control cannot be configured by the user and should be known in case the Notebook PC should enter these states. The following temperatures represent the chassis temperature (not CPU). •...

  • Page 58: Hard Disk Drive

    4. Using the Notebook PC Hard Disk Drive Hard disk drives have higher capacities and operate at much faster speeds than floppy disk drives and CD-ROM drives. Enhanced IDE drives provide a reliable, fast, and cost-effective mass storage solution in the PC storage industry. The high speed transfer modes supported are Ultra DMA/33 up to 33MB/sec and PIO mode 4 up to 16.6MB/sec.

  • Page 59: Securing Your Notebook Pc

    Securing Your Notebook PC For system and hard disk drive security, see BIOS setup “Security”. A third party lock such as the ones ® by Kensington can be used to secure your Notebook PC physically to an unmovable object. The cable wraps around an object and the “T”...

  • Page 60: Vehicle/air Power Adapter (optional)

    4. Using the Notebook PC Vehicle/Air & Vehicle-Only Power Adapter (Optional) The main purpose of the vehicle/air power adapter is to provide a source of power for using the Note- book PC and/or charging the Notebook PC’s battery from a 12VDC receptacle such as those found in vehicles and certain airplanes.

  • Page 61: Configuring The Bios

    5. CONFIGURING THE BIOS Managing and Updating Your BIOS BIOS Setup Program Main Menu Primary IDE Secondary IDE Advanced Menu I/O Device Configuration Security Menu Power Menu Boot Menu Exit Menu...

  • Page 62: Managing And Updating Your Bios

    4. Using the Notebook PC Managing and Updating Your BIOS It is recommended that you save a copy of the original BIOS along with a Flash Memory Writer utility (AFLASH.EXE) to a bootable floppy disk in case you need to reinstall the BIOS later. AFLASH.EXE is a Flash Memory Writer utility that updates the BIOS by uploading a new BIOS file to the program- mable flash ROM on the motherboard.

  • Page 63: Updating Bios Procedures (from Floppy Disk)

    Updating BIOS Procedures (from floppy disk) WARNING! Only update your BIOS if you have problems with your Notebook PC and you know that the new BIOS revision will solve your problems (read the BIOS release information provided on the download site before using). Careless updating can re- sult in your Notebook PC having more problems! Download an updated BIOS file from the Internet (WWW or FTP) (see CONTACT INFORMA- TION for details) and save to the disk you created earlier.

  • Page 64: Bios Setup Program

    4. Using the Notebook PC BIOS Setup Program This Notebook PC supports a programmable EEPROM that stores the BIOS software and can be up- dated using the provided utility as described in Flash Memory Writer Utility. This Section will guide you through the BIOS setup program by providing clear explanations for all the options.

  • Page 65: Bios Menu Bar

    BIOS Menu Bar The top of the screen has a menu bar with the following selections: MAIN Use this menu to make changes to the basic system configuration. ADVANCED Use this menu to enable and make changes to the advanced features SECURITY Use this menu to set a password to control bootup and control access to the BIOS setup menu.

  • Page 66: General Help

    4. Using the Notebook PC General Help In addition to the Item Specific Help window, the BIOS setup program also provides a General Help screen. This screen can be called up from any menu by simply pressing [F1] or the [Alt] + [H] combi- nation.

  • Page 67: Main Menu

    Main Menu When the Setup program is accessed, the main menu screen appears as shown: System Time: System Date: Diskette A Primary Secondary IDE Video Display Type Video RAM Size CPU Type CPU Speed Installed Memory NOTE: In the following BIOS item descriptions, the item headings in square brackets represent the default settings for those fields.

  • Page 68

    4. Using the Notebook PC Video Display Type [Auto] This field allows you to select and enable video display devices, such as an LCD panel, an external CRT/LCD monitor, or both. The configuration options are: [Auto] [CRT] [CRT + LCD] [CRT + TV] Video RAM Size [8M] The built-in graphics utilizes a shared memory architecture.

  • Page 69: Primary Ide (sub-menu)

    Primary IDE (sub-menu) This field is used to configure the primary IDE drive installed in the system. To configure a hard disk drive, select this sub-menu from the Main menu and press the Enter key to enter this sub-menu. Primary Type: Cylinders Head...

  • Page 70: Maximum Capacity

    4. Using the Notebook PC Sectors This field configures the number of sectors per track. Refer to your drive documentation to determine the correct value to enter into this field. NOTE: To make changes to this field, the Type field must be set to User.

  • Page 71: Secondary Ide (sub-menu)

    Secondary IDE (sub-menu) This field is used to configure the secondary IDE drive installed in the system. To configure a hard disk drive, select this sub-menu from the Main menu and press the Enter key to enter this sub-menu. The fields and options on this sub-menu are the same as the previous menu described earlier. Set the type as CD-ROM in this field to support an inserted CD-ROM or DVD drive module.

  • Page 72: Advanced Menu

    4. Using the Notebook PC Advanced Menu Selecting Advanced from the main menu bar display the Advanced menu as shown below. Plug & Play O/S I/O Device Configuration Processor Serial Number TV Display Type Boot Up NumLock Status Quick Power On Self Test Plug &...

  • Page 73

    4. Using the Notebook PC TV Display Type [NTSC] This sets the video synchronization mode for your video output device (television or video projector). The setting depends on the territory that your video output device is manufactured for. The configura- tion options are: [NTSC] [PAL] Boot Up NumLock Status [On] Specifies the status of the keyboard’s number lock function when the Notebook PC is turned ON.

  • Page 74: I/o Device Configuration (sub-menu)

    4. Using the Notebook PC I/O Device Configuration (sub-menu) Serial Port A IR Port Mode: DMA Channel : Parallel Port Mode: NOTE: The presence of sub-items in this menu is dependent on certain relevant settings. WARNING! Changing the default address and IRQ settings for Serial Port or Parallel Port can cause conflicts with other system devices or installed peripherals.

  • Page 75

    Parallel Port: [378H/IRQ7] This field allows you to configure the Notebook PC parallel port. The configuration options are: [Dis- abled] [3BCH/IRQ7] [378H/IRQ7] [278H/IRQ5] Mode: [Normal] The Mode field allows you to configure the Notebook PC parallel port transmission mode. The configuration options are: [Normal] [EPP] [ECP] EPP Mode: When the EPP mode is selected, the standard and bidirectional modes are also avail- able.

  • Page 76: Security Menu

    4. Using the Notebook PC Security Menu The Notebook PC’s advanced system of security allows you to set a password to prevent unauthorized access to system resources, data, and the BIOS Setup Program. This Section covers each parameter of the Security Setup. Selecting Security from the menu bar displays the following menu: User Password Password...

  • Page 77: Password Usage Summary

    4. Using the Notebook PC User Password This field allows you to set the User password. To set the User password, highlight this field and press [Enter]. Type a password and press [Enter]. You can type up to eight alphanumeric characters. Symbols and other keys are ignored.

  • Page 78: Power Menu

    4. Using the Notebook PC Power Menu The Power menu of the Setup program allows you to manually enable and adjust certain power saving features of the Notebook PC, which are necessary for systems without APM or ACPI. For Windows 98 with APM or ACPI, all power saving controls (except “Suspend Mode”) are made through the operat- ing system.

  • Page 79: Start Battery Refreshing

    4. Using the Notebook PC Auto Suspend Timeout [Disabled] This option is only enabled when User Define is selected in the Power Management field. This field allows you to specify the period of inactivity before the system automatically switches to Suspend mode.

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    4. Using the Notebook PC...

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    4. Using the Notebook PC...

  • Page 82: Boot Menu

    4. Using the Notebook PC Boot Menu The Boot menu allows the user to specify the order in which the Notebook PC is to check for a device to boot the system. To make changes, select Boot from the menu bar and the following screen appears: 1.

  • Page 83: Exit Menu

    Exit Menu Once you have made all of your selections from the various menus in the Setup program, you should save your changes and exit Setup. Select Exit from the menu bar to display the following menu: Exit Saving Changes Exit Discarding Changes Load Setup Defaults Discard Changes...

  • Page 84: Load Setup Defaults

    4. Using the Notebook PC Load Setup Defaults This option allows you to load the default values for each of the parameters on the Setup menus. When this option is selected or if [F9] is pressed, a confirmation is requested. Select Yes to load default values programmed into the BIOS file (the default values may change from one BIOS version to another).

  • Page 85: Appendix

    APPENDIX Internal Modem Compliancy Glossary Owner Information...

  • Page 86: Internal Modem Compliancy

    APPENDIX Internal Modem Compliancy Protocols and Compliancy The Notebook PC with internal modem model complies with JATE (Japan), FCC (US, Canada, Korea, Taiwan), and CTR21. The internal modem has been approved in accordance with Council Decision 98/ 482/EC for pan-European single terminal connection to the public switched telephone network (PSTN). However due to differences between the individual PSTNs provided in different countries, the approval does not, of itself, give an unconditional assurance of successful operation on every PSTN network termination point.

  • Page 87

    This table shows the countries currently under the CTR21 standard. Country Applied Austria Belgium Czech Republic Denmark Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Ireland Italy Pending Israel Lichtenstein Luxemburg The Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom This information was copied from CETECOM and is supplied without liability. For updates to this table, you may visit National requirements will apply only if the equipment may use pulse dialling (manufacturers may state in the user guide that the equipment is only intended to support DTMF signalling, which would...

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  • Page 89: Glossary

    Glossary ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Management Interface) Modern standard for reducing power usage in computers. AUTOEXEC.BAT AUTOEXEC.BAT is a special-purpose file that is automatically executed by DOS whenever the com- puter is turned ON or restarted. This file contains important commands that help configure the system to work with certain software and devices.

  • Page 90

    APPENDIX BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) BIOS is a set of routines that affect how the computer transfers data between computer components, such as memory, disks, and the display adapter. The BIOS instructions are built into the computer’s read-only memory. BIOS parameters can be configured by the user through the BIOS Setup program. The BIOS can be updated using the provided utility to copy a new BIOS file into the EEPROM.

  • Page 91

    APPENDIX IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics) IDE devices integrate the drive control circuitry directly on the drive itself, eliminating the need for a separate adapter card (in the case for SCSI devices). UltraDMA/33 IDE devices can achieve up to 33MB/Sec transfer. LPT Port (Line Printer Port) Logical device name reserved by DOS for the computer parallel ports.

  • Page 92

    APPENDIX SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) High speed parallel interface defined by the X3T9.2 committee of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for connecting many peripheral devices. SMB (System Management Bus) The SMB is used for managing smart batteries, reading SDRAM configuration information, and other miscellaneous system functions.

  • Page 93: Index

    Index AC Power System 51 Air Vent 20 APM and ACPI 53 Battery Pack 26 Battery Power System 51 BIOS 32 Bit I/O 70 Advanced Menu 72 Beep On Battery Low 79 BIOS Legend Bar 65 BIOS Menu Bar 65 BIOS Setup Program 64 Boot Menu 82 Boot Sequence 82...

  • Page 94

    APPENDIX Network Connection 49 Nordic Cautions 3 Number Lock 31 Numeric Keypad, alternate 33 Owner Information 96 Parallel Port 23 PC Card (PCMCIA) Sockets 46 Pointing Device 36 Power Connection 28 Power Indicator 31 Power Management Modes 53 Power State Summary 54 Power Switch 17 Power-On Self Test (POST) 29 Powering OFF 30...

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  • Page 96: Owner Information

    APPENDIX Owner Information This page is provided for recording information concerning your Notebook PC for future reference or for technical support. Keep this User’s Manual in a secured location if passwords are filled out. Owner’s Name:_______________________ Owner’s Telephone:___________________ Manufacturer:___________________________________ Model:___________________ Retailer:____________________________________ Telephone:___________________ Display Size:______Purchase Date:__________ Serial Number:___________________ Hard Disk Drive Manufacturer:___________________ Capacity:___________________...

  • Page 97

    All-in-One Compact Notebook PC • Internal CD/DVD & Floppy • 500MHz to 650MHz+ • Internal Modem Visit for updated specifications • 13.3”/12.1” TFT Color Display • 64MB to 192MB Memory • Wireless LAN via PC Card • 13.3”/12.1” TFT Color Display •...

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    Visit for updated specifications...

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    • Supports Multi-Read function ® Ultra-Fast CD-ROM • Supports high speed CD-Audio playback • Supports high speed digital audio extraction • Supports UltraDMA/33 transfer mode • Compatible with all CD formats • Supports multi-read function (CD-R/CD-RW) Visit for updated specifications...

  • Page 100

    RGB monitor, TV, or digital flat panel. The ASUS AGP-V7100 Series graphics cards not only fully exert the power of the GeForce2 MX GPU, but they also continue the ASUS tradition of providing the greatest security for your valuable entertainment platform.

  • Page 101

    Three 1.6-inch or five 1-inch SCA-2 SCSI hard drives Eight 1.6-inch or 1-inch SCSI hard drives Mid-Range Servers AP6000 Value Servers AP8000 AP2000 AP2300 AP3000 Rack Mountable Visit for updated specifications ® Maximum Ultra2 SCSI ® Memory Onboard Fixed Storage (GB) (Channels)

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