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Hardware User’s Manual Product Name: Notebook PC Hardware Manual Revision: 1 E1515 Release Date: January 2004 Notebook PC...
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.
Nordic Cautions 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) ATTENZIONE! Rischio di esplosione della batteria se sostituita in modo errato. Sostituire la batteria con un una di tipo uguale o equivalente consigliata dalla fabbrica.
Safety Statements Safety Statements 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.
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. Therefore, you should not transport the Notebook PC while the power is still ON.
Safety Statements CTR 21 Approval (for Notebook PC with built-in Modem) Danish Dutch English Finnish French German Greek Italian Portuguese Spanish Swedish...
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).
Contents 1. Introducing the Notebook PC ... 11 About This User’s Manual ... 12 Notes For This Manual ... 12 Preparing your Notebook PC ... 13 2. Knowing the Parts ... 15 Top Side ... 16 Bottom Side ... 18 Left Side ...
Optical Drive ... 43 PC Card (PCMCIA) Socket ... 45 32-bit CardBus Support ... 45 Inserting a PC Card (PCMCIA) ... 46 Removing a PC Card (PCMCIA) ... 47 Flash Memory Card Reader ... 47 Modem and Network Connections ... 49 Modem Connection ...
1. Introducing the Notebook PC About This User’s Manual Notes For This Manual Preparing your Notebook PC...
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.
Preparing your Notebook PC These are only quick instructions for using your Notebook PC. Read the later pages for detailed infor- mation on using your Notebook PC. 1. Install the battery pack 1. Insert the battery pack until it clicks into place. 2.
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2. Knowing the Parts Top Side Bottom Side Left Side Right Side Rear Side Front Side...
Knowing the Parts Top Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on this side of the Notebook PC. Details are given starting from the top and going clockwise. Audio Speaker (Left) Status Indicators Display Panel Latch 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.
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. Unlike desktop monitors, the LCD panel does not produce any radiation or flickering, so it is easier on the eyes. Power Switch The power switch allows powering ON and OFF the Notebook PC and recovering from STD.
Knowing the Parts Bottom Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on this side of the Notebook PC. Details are given starting from the top and going clockwise. Sub-Woofer Speaker On selected models Name Card Holder Battery Pack IMPORTANT! The bottom of the Notebook PC can get very hot.
CPU Compartment The CPU compartment contains a socket for mounting a central processing unit. CPU installation/ upgrades must be done by an authorized retailer or else warranty will be void. Memory Compartment The memory compartment contains an expansion slot for additional memory. Memory installation or upgrades must be done by an authorized retailer or else warranty will be void.
Knowing the Parts Left Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on the left side of the Notebook PC. ® Kensington Air Vents Lock Port On selected models DC Power Input Jack The supplied power adapter converts AC power to DC power for use with this jack. Power supplied through this jack supplies power to the Notebook PC and charges the internal battery pack.
Right Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on the right side of the Notebook PC. USB Ports (Rotated 180 deg) USB Ports (1.1 & 2.0) Universal Serial Bus (USB) supports many USB compatible devices such as keyboards, pointing de- vices, video cameras, modems, hard disk drives, printers, monitors, and scanners connected in a series up to 12Mbits/sec (USB 1.1) and 480Mbits/sec (USB 2.0).
Knowing the Parts Rear Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on the rear side of the Notebook PC. Modem Ports Port Port USB Ports (1.1 & 2.0) Universal Serial Bus (USB) supports many USB compatible devices such as keyboards, pointing de- vices, video cameras, modems, hard disk drives, printers, monitors, and scanners connected in a series up to 12Mbits/sec (USB 1.1) and 480Mbits/sec (USB 2.0).
Monitor Port The 15-pin D-sub monitor port supports a standard VGA-compatible device such as a monitor or pro- jector to allow viewing on a larger external display. Air Vents The air vents allow cool air to enter and warm air to exit the Notebook PC. IMPORTANT! Make sure that paper, books, clothing, cables, or other objects do not block any of the air vents or else overheating of the Notebook PC may occur.
Knowing the Parts Front Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on the front side of the Notebook PC. Status Indicators Status Indicators Status indicator details are described in section 3. Display Panel Latch 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.
3. Getting Started Using the Battery Pack Operating Systems Power Connection Powering ON The Notebook PC Power Management - Stand By and Hibernate Restarting or Rebooting Powering OFF The Notebook PC Using the Keyboard Instant Launch Keys and Status Indicators...
Getting Started Using the Battery Pack 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, use the following procedures to install the battery pack. IMPORTANT! Never attempt to remove the battery pack while the Notebook PC is turned ON, as this may result in the loss of working data.
Charging the Battery Pack 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.
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.
Powering ON The Notebook PC The Notebook PC’s power-ON message appears on the screen 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.
Getting Started Power Management - “Stand By” & “Hibernate” Power management settings can be found in the Windows control panel. The following shows the power options properties in Windows. You can define “Stand By” or “Shut down” for closing the display panel, pressing the power button, or activating sleep mode.
Restarting or Rebooting After making changes to your operating system, you may be prompted to restart the system. Some installation processes will provide a dialog box to allow restart. To restart the system manually: Click the Start button and select Shut Down | and choose Restart. In case the operating system hangs (stops, freezes, crashes), try a “warm boot”...
Getting Started Emergency Shutdown In case your operating system cannot properly turn OFF or restart, there are two additional ways to shutdown your Notebook PC: 1. Hold the power button over 4 seconds, or 2. Press the shutdown button On selected models TIP: Use a straightened paper clip to press the shutdown button.
Instant Launch Keys and Status Indicators Instant Launch Keys Power4 Gear Key The Power4 Gear button toggles power savings between various power saving modes. The power sav- ing modes control many aspects of the Notebook PC to maximize performance versus battery time during various events.
Getting Started Status Indicators Power Indicator The green LED lights to indicate that the Notebook PC is turned ON and blink when the Notebook PC is in the Suspend-to-RAM (Standby) mode. This LED is OFF when the Notebook PC is OFF or in the Suspend-to-Disk (Hibernation) mode.
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. NOTE: The Hot Key locations on the function keys may vary depending on model but the functions should remain the same.
Getting Started 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™...
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.
Getting Started CD Player 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.
4. Using the Notebook PC Pointing Device Optical Drive PC Card (PCMCIA) Socket Modem and Network Connections AC Power System Battery Power System Power Management Modes System Memory Expansion Hard Disk Drive Upgrades Processor Upgrades...
Using the Notebook PC Pointing Device The Notebook PC’s integrated touchpad pointing de- vice is fully compatible with all two/three-button and scrolling knob PS/2 mice. The touchpad is pressure sen- sitive and contains no moving parts; therefore, mechani- cal failures can be avoided. A device driver is still re- quired for working with some application software.
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.
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.
Optical Drive Inserting an optical disc 1. While the Notebook PC’s power is ON, press the drive’s eject button and the tray will eject out partially. 3. Hold the disc by the edge and face the disc’s printed side up. Push down on both sides of the disc’s center until the disc snaps onto the hub.
Using the Notebook PC Optical Drive (Cont’) Removing an optical disc 1. While the Notebook PC’s power is ON, press the drive’s eject button and the tray will eject out partially. Using the Optical Drive Optical 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.
PC Card (PCMCIA) Socket The Notebook PC supports PC Cards (or sometimes referred to as PCMCIA cards) to allow expansion like PCI cards on desktop computers. This allows you to customize your Notebook PC to meet a wide range of application needs. The PCMCIA socket can interface with type I or type II PC cards. PC cards are about the size of a few stacked credit cards and have a 68-pin connector at one end.
Using the Notebook PC Inserting a PC Card (PCMCIA) 1. If there is a PC Card socket protector, re- move it using the “Removing a PC Card” instructions below. Be sure the PC card is level when inserting. Removing a PC Card (PCMCIA) To remove the PC card, first remove all cables or adapters attached to the PC card, then double-click the PC card icon on the Windows taskbar and stop the PC card you want to remove.
Flash Memory Card Reader Normally a PCMCIA memory card reader must be purchased separately in order to use memory cards from devices such as digital cameras, MP3 players, mobile phones, and PDAs. This Notebook PC has a single built-in memory card reader that can read the following flash memory cards: Secure Digital (SD), Multi-Media Card (MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick Select (MS Select), Memory Stick Duo (with MS adapter), Memory Stick Pro, and Memory Stick Pro Duo (with MS Pro adapter).
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).
Modem Connection Example This is an example of the Notebook PC connected to a telephone jack for use with the built-in modem. Using the Notebook PC Telephone Wall Jack Telephone connection is optional...
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.
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 battery cells housed together. The AC Adapter’s primary function is to provide power to the Notebook PC which also charges the battery pack.
Using the Notebook PC Using Battery Power A fully-charged battery pack provides the Notebook PC a few hours of working power. But the actual figure varies depending on how you use the power saving features, your general work habits, the CPU, system memory size, and the size of the display panel.
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). You can control some of these fea- tures through the Power menu in the BIOS Setup. ACPI power management settings are made through the operating system.
Using the Notebook PC In addition to reducing the CPU clock, this mode puts devices including the LCD backlight in their lower active state. The Notebook PC enters “Stand by” mode (low priority) when the system remains idle for a specified amount of time. The timeout can be set through Windows power management (higher priority).
Notebook PC Upgrades System Memory Expansion Additional memory will increase application performance by decreasing hard disk access. This is more noticeable on newer software that require more and more system resources. The BIOS automatically detects the amount of memory in the system and configures CMOS accordingly during the POST (Power-On-Self-Test) process.
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Appendix Optional Accessories Optional Connections Internal Modem Compliancy Glossary Notebook PC Information...
Appendix Optional Accessories These items, if desired, come as optional items to complement your Notebook PC. USB Hub (Optional) Attaching an optional USB hub will increase your USB ports and allow you to quickly connect or disconnect many USB peripherals through a single cable.
Optional Accessories (Cont.) These items, if desired, come as optional items to complement your Notebook PC. Wireless LAN Cardbus Card or USB (Optional) The SpaceLink™ Cardbus Card is a dual band (IEEE 802.11a/b) wireless LAN adapter that fits into a Notebook PC’s PCMCIA Type II slot with Cardbus support. The USB version is single band (IEEE 802.11b) but supports any computer (Notebook or Desktop) with a USB port.
Appendix Optional Accessories (Cont.) These items, if desired, come as optional items to complement your Notebook PC. USB Floppy Disk Drive (Optional) The Notebook PC features an optional USB-interface disk drive that accepts a standard 1.44MB (or 720KB) 3.5-inch floppy diskette. The eject button is on the top edge of the floppy disk drive for easy access, unlike desktop PCs with the eject button on the bottom of the floppy disk drive.
Optional Connections These items, if desired, may be purchased from third-parties. Monitor Out Connection Attaching an optional VGA/LCD monitor is just like that of a standard desktop PC (some configu- rations may require additional display driver set- tings. You can view the Notebook PC display panel while simultaneously allowing others to view the external monitor.
Appendix Optional Connections (Cont.) These items, if desired, may be purchased from third-parties. IEEE1394 Connection 1394 is a high speed serial bus like SCSI but has simple connections and hot-plugging capabilities like USB. Up to 63 devices such as hard disk drives, scanners, removable drives, and digital cameras/ video cameras with an 1394 port can all be con- nected (more 1394 devices can be connected us-...
DVD-ROM Drive Information The Notebook PC comes with an optional DVD-ROM drive or a CD-ROM drive. In order to view DVD titles, you must install your own DVD viewer software. Optional DVD viewer software may be purchased with this Notebook PC. The DVD-ROM drive allows the use of both CD and DVD discs. Regional Playback Information Playback of DVD movie titles involves decoding MPEG2 video, digital AC3 audio and decryption of CSS protected content.
Appendix Internal Modem 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.
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 Still 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.
Appendix Glossary ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Management Interface) Modern standard for reducing power usage in computers. APM (Advanced Power Management) Modern standard for reducing power usage in computers. AWG (American Wire Gauge) Gauge Diam Area (mm) (mm2) 0.04 0.0013 0.05 0.0020 0.06...
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.
Appendix DVD is essentially a bigger, faster CD that can hold video as well as audio and computer data. With these capacities and access rates, DVD discs can provide you with dramatically-enhanced high-color, ® full-motion videos, better graphics, sharper pictures, and Dolby Digital Surround for a theater-like experience.
Laser Classifications As lasers became more numerous and more widely used, the need to warn users of laser hazards be- came apparent. To meet this need, laser classifications were established. Current classification levels vary from optically safe, requiring no controls (Class 1) to very hazardous, requiring strict controls (Class 4).
Appendix POST (Power On Self Test) When you turn on the computer, it will first run through the POST, a series of software-controlled diagnostic tests. The POST checks system memory, the motherboard circuitry, the display, the key- board, the diskette drive, and other I/O devices. PS/2 Port PS/2 ports are based on IBM Micro Channel Architecture.
Appendix Notebook PC 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: ________________...
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