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Notebook PC User Manual
November 2009


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    E5092 Notebook PC User Manual November 2009...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Safety Precautions ... 3 Preparing your Notebook PC ... 5 Using the Touchpad ... 7 Knowing the Parts ... 9 Right Side ... 9 Left Side ...13 Rear Side ...15 Front Side ...16 Recovering Your Notebook PC ...17 Using Recovery Partition ...17 Using Recovery DVD (on selected models) ...18 Declarations and Safety Statements ...20...

  • Page 3: Safety Precautions

    Safety Precautions 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. Disconnect the AC power and remove the battery pack(s) before cleaning.

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    SAFE TEMP: This Notebook PC should only be used in environments with ambient temperatures between 10°C (50°F) and 35°C (95°F) DO NOT carry or cover a Notebook PC that is powered ON with any materials that will reduce air circulation such as a carrying bag.

  • Page 5: Preparing Your Notebook Pc

    Preparing your Notebook PC These are only quick instructions for using your Notebook PC. Installing the Battery Pack Connecting the Power Adapter HDMI Notebook PC User Manual...

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    Opening the LCD display panel Carefully lift up the display panel with your thumb. Slowly tilt the display panel forward or backward to a comfortable viewing angle. Turning on the Power Push and release the power button located beneath the LCD display panel.

  • Page 7: Using The Touchpad

    Using the Touchpad Customize the touchpad’s behavior in Windows Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Mouse... Notebook PC User Manual Right button Left button Right button Left button...

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    A. Slide your finger across the touchpad to move the pointer. You can also hold the left button and slide your finger to drag the selected item. Use the left and right buttons like a standard mouse. Use two fingertips to slide up/down/left/right on the touchpad to scroll a window up/down/left/right.

  • Page 9: Knowing The Parts

    Knowing the Parts Right Side 14” model 15.6”/16” model 17.3” model Optical Drive The Notebook PC comes in various models with different optical drives. The Notebook PC’s optical drive may support compact discs (CD) and/or digital video discs (DVD) and may have recordable (R) or re-writable (RW) capabilities.

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    Optical Drive Electronic Eject The optical drive eject has an electronic eject button for opening the tray. You can also eject the optical drive tray through any software player or by right clicking the optical drive in Windows “Computer” and selecting Eject. Optical Drive Emergency Eject (location varies by model) The emergency eject is used to eject the optical drive tray...

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    Power (DC) Input 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. To prevent damage to the Notebook PC and battery pack, always use the supplied power adapter.

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    HDMI Port HDMI HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is an uncompressed all-digital audio/video interface between any audio/video source, such as a set-top box, DVD player, and A/V receiver and an audio and/or video monitor, such as a digital television (DTV). Supports standard, enhanced, or high-definition video, plus multi-channel digital audio on a single cable.

  • Page 13: Left Side

    Left Side 14” model 15.6”/16” model 17.3” model Kensington® Lock Port Air Vents The air vents allow cool air to enter and warm air to exit the Notebook PC. Ensure that paper, books, clothing, cables, or other objects do not block any of the air vents or else overheating may occur.

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    USB Port (2.0) Headphone Output Jack Microphone Input Jack Flash Memory Slot Optical Drive Optical Drive Activity Indicator (location varies by model) Optical Drive Electronic Eject Optical Drive Emergency Eject (location varies by model) Notebook PC User Manual...

  • Page 15: Rear Side

    Rear Side Battery Pack The battery pack is automatically charged when the Notebook PC is connected to an AC power source and maintains power to the Notebook PC when AC power is not connected. This allows use when moving temporarily between locations.

  • Page 16: Front Side

    Front Side 14” model 15.6”/16” model 17.3” model Flash Memory Slot Notebook PC User Manual...

  • Page 17: Recovering Your Notebook Pc

    Press [Enter] to select Windows Setup [EMS Enabled]. Select the language you want to recover and click Next. Read the ASUS Preload Wizard messages and click Next. Select a partition option and click Next. Partition options: Recover Windows to first partition only.

  • Page 18: Using Recovery Dvd (on Selected Models)

    This option deletes all partitions from your hard drive and creates two new partitions “C” (60%) and “D” (0%). Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the recovery process. Visit the ASUS website at for updated drivers and utilities. Using Recovery DVD (on selected models) Creating the Recovery DVD: Double-click the AI Recovery Burner icon on the Window desktop.

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    Ensure to connect the power adapter to your Notebbook PC when performing system recovery. Unstable power supply may cause recovery failure. Visit the ASUS website at for updated drivers and utilities. Notebook PC User Manual...

  • Page 20: Declarations And Safety Statements

    Declarations and 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. • This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

  • Page 21: Fcc Radio Frequency (rf) Exposure Caution Statement

    (Reprinted from the Code of Federal Regulations #7, part 15.193, 1993. Washington DC: Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration, U.S. Government Printing Office.) FCC Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure Caution Statement Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.

  • Page 22: Ce Marking

    CE Marking CE marking for devices without wireless LAN/Bluetooth The shipped version of this device complies with the requirements of the EEC directives 200/108/EC “Electromagnetic compatibility” and 2006/95/EC “Low voltage directive” . CE marking for devices with wireless LAN/ Bluetooth This equipment complies with the requirements of Directive 1999/5/ EC of the European Parliament and Commission from 9 March, 1999 governing Radio and Telecommunications Equipment and mutual...

  • Page 23: Wireless Operation Channel For Different Domains

    Wireless Operation Channel for Different Domains N. America 2.12-2.62 GHz Japan 2.12-2.8 GHz Europe ETSI 2.12-2.72 GHz 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. GHz band (200 MHz–283.5 MHz) •...

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    60 Oise 63 Puy du Dôme 66 Pyrénées Orientales 68 Haut Rhin 71 Saône et Loire 82 Tarn et Garonne 88 Vosges 90 Territoire de Belfort 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.

  • Page 25: Ul Safety Notices

    UL Safety Notices Required for UL 159 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 26: Power Safety Requirement

    3Kg must use approved power cords greater than or equal to: H05VV-F, 3G, 0.75mm or H05VV-F, 2G, 0.75mm 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 Notebook PC User Manual...

  • Page 27: Nordic Lithium Cautions (for Lithium-ion Batteries)

    Nordic Lithium Cautions (for lithium-ion batteries) 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.

  • Page 28: European Union Eco-label

    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.

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    This product is protected by one or more of the following U.S. Patents: 7,16,23; 7,15,588; 7,13,02; 7,11,791; 7,08,855; 7,03,378; 7,00,721; 7,399,011; 7,39,533; 7,392,968; 7,388,75; 7,388,752; 7,388,73; 7,382,605; 7,382,31; 7,375,952; 7,37,33; 7,373,93; 7,369,02; 7,369,06; 7,362,568; 7,362,521; 7,362,276; 7,361,03; 7,359,209; 7,359,189; 7,355,372; 7,353,08; 7,352,586; 7,33,65; 7,32,777;...

  • Page 30: Notebook Pc User Manual

    Declaration Date: Nov. 20, 2009 Year to begin affixing CE marking:2009 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 Notebook PC K42Jr, X8CJr, PRO8CJr, F85Jr, F86Jr, P82Jr, A42Jr,...

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    Year to begin affixing CE marking:2009 Notebook PC User Manual 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 Notebook PC K52J, X5IJ, PRO5IJ, P52J, A52J, X52J...

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    No. 150, LI-TE RD., PEITOU, TAIPEI 112, TAIWAN R.O.C. TAIWAN ASUS COMPUTER GmbH HARKORT STR. 21-23, 40880 RATINGEN GERMANY Notebook P.C. K72J, K72F, A72J, A72F, X7AJ, X7AF, X72F, X72J, PRO7AJ, PRO7AF, P72J, P72F EN 55024:1998+A1:2001+A2:2003 EN 61000-3-3:1995+A1:2001+A2:2005 EN 55020:2007 EN 301 489-1 V1.8.1(2008-04) EN 301 489-3 V1.4.1(2002-08)

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