NOTEBOOK PC USER’S MANUAL...
Product Name: Notebook PC Manual Revision: 1.01 E462 Release Date: October 1999...
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.
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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.
Contents SAFETY STATEMENTS Federal Communications Commission Statement ... 3 Canadian Department of Communications Statement ... 3 CTR 21 Approval (for Notebook PC with Modem) ... 4 Nordic Cautions (for Notebook PC with Lithium-Ion Battery) ... 6 Macrovision Corporation Product Notice ... 6 SECTION 1 INTRODUCTION About This Product ...
SECTION 3 GETTING STARTED Power Connection ... 27 Powering ON Your Notebook PC ... 28 The Power-On Self Test (POST) ... 28 Save-to-Disk Partition ... 29 Restarting or Rebooting ... 29 LED Status Indicator Description ... 30 LED Status Indicators ... 30 Using the Keyboard ...
Multimedia Sound System ... 46 External Audio Connections (optional) ... 46 IR Wireless Communication ... 46 Guidelines for using IR communication ... 46 Enabling Infrared ... 46 Universal Serial Bus Port ... 48 Driver Support ... 48 AC Power System ... 49 Battery Power System ...
IDE Primary Master ... 64 IDE Primary Slave ... 64 IDE Primary Master Menu Details ... 65 IDE Primary Slave Menu Details ... 66 Advanced Menu Details ... 67 Advanced ... 67 I/O Device Configuration Menu Details ... 69 I/O Device Configuration ... 69 Security ...
About This Product The Notebook PC is the latest in PC technology with features that surpass most desktop PCs. Since the number of features and components are so numerous, there may be different models depending on the territory. Your retailer should provide you with a standard component checklist and a list of optional components for 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 this Notebook PC and how to use them. There are only a few sections in this reference guide as follows: Introduction Introduces you to the Notebook PC and this User’s Manual.
Hardware Features The Notebook PC features a wide range of standard features, upgrades, and options. The following gives you all of your current choices. Many future options are being developed for the Notebook PC to keep up with the latest technologies. •...
• All-In-One Design: Hard Drive, Floppy, CD The Notebook PC is an all-in-one design with a hard disk drive, a 3.5” floppy disk drive, and a 24X CD-ROM drive built in. • Hard Drive: 4/6/10GB The Notebook PC comes with a removable 2.5” (6.35cm) wide and .374” (.95cm) high UltraDMA/ 33 IDE hard disk drive with capacities from 4, 6, and 10GB, and supports S.M.A.R.T.
• Power Adapter: Output 19V DC, 2.4Ah, 50W The Notebook PC includes a very compact power adapter that can accept inputs from 100Volts to 240Volts AC 50/60Hz to accommodate any country. Output is 19 Volts DC 2.4 Amp or 50 Watts. •...
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. Do not use strong solvents such as thinners, benzene or other chemicals on or near the surface.
Transporting the Notebook PC To prepare the Notebook PC for transport, you should turn it OFF and disconnect all external peripherals 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.
SECTION 2 COMPONENTS Front Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on the front side of the Notebook PC. Display Panel Latch Power Indicator Display Panel Latch Stereo Speakers Stereo Speakers Front Component Descriptions The following describes the front components of the Notebook PC as shown by the picture above. Display Panel Latches The two display panel latches are used to lock the display panel in the closed position.
Top Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on the top side of the Notebook PC. Display Panel Keyboard Status LEDs Touchpad Touchpad Microphone Buttons...
Top Component Descriptions 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. It uses either a 12.1” or a 13.3” active matrix TFT LCD, which provides excellent viewing like that of desktop monitors.
Rear Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on the rear side of the Notebook PC. ® Kensington Microphone Input Lock Port Headphone Jack Audio Serial Parallel Rear PS/2 Modem Port Port Port Vent Port Port Input Port Rear Component Descriptions The following describes the components on the rear side of the Notebook PC as shown by the...
Headphone Jack The stereo headphone jack is used to connect the Notebook PC’s audio out to amplified speakers or headphones. Audio Input The stereo audio input jack can be used to connect an external audio source for mixing or recoding audio from outside sources such as a vinyl record player, mini-disc player, or tape player.
Right Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on the right side of the Notebook PC. Floppy Eject Floppy Disk Drive CD-ROM Drive Right Component Descriptions The following describes the components on the right side of the Notebook PC as shown by the picture above.
Hard Drive Compartment The hard drive compartment has a cover that is secured by the hard drive cover screw. When the cover is removed, the Notebook’s PC hard disk drive can be seen. CD-ROM Drive The Notebook PC comes with a 24X CD-ROM drive built-in. CD-ROM Emergency Eject The CD-ROM emergency eject is used to eject a CD in case the electronic eject does not work.
Left Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on the left side of the Notebook PC. DC Input Reset Button Power Switch PCMCIA Socket Left Component Descriptions The following describes the components on the left side of the Notebook PC as shown by the illustration above.
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-standard AC power cord to a different standard.
Powering ON Your Notebook PC Slide the power switch forward momentarily, and the Notebook PC’s power-ON message will appear on the screen followed by a short beep. 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.
Save-to-Disk Partition The Notebook PC supports Advanced Power Management to save battery power and extend its working time. One type of power management is “Save-to-Disk.” Save-to-Disk is a suspend mode where your operating system and application data is saved to a separate partition and retrieved when the Notebook PC comes out of suspend mode.
LED Status Indicators There are several LED status indicators on the front edge of the Notebook PC. The LED status indicators give information on the Notebook PC’s current operating and keyboard statuses. The following illustration shows the meaning of each status LED. Capital Lock LED Status Indicator Description...
Using the Keyboard Specific Hot Keys The following table defines the orange-labeled hot keys on the Notebook PC’s keyboard. The or- ange-labeled commands can only be accessed by first pressing and holding the while pressing a key with an blue-labeled command. Places the Notebook PC in suspend mode (either Save-to-RAM or Save-to-Disk depending on BIOS setup).
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 button at the bottom left of the screen. The other key, which 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 object.
Numeric Keypad as Cursors The numeric keypad can be used as cursors. To enable the cursor keypad, press LED will light) and then press <Shift> and the function desired. For example <Shift><8> represents a cursor up command. & NOTE: The large bold characters are exaggerated here for your reference. They are not printed on the keyboard as shown here.
Introduction This Section describes the basic features and procedures for using your Notebook PC. Topics covered include the floppy drive, CD-ROM drive, hard disk drive, pointing device, and other input and output devices. Floppy Disk Drive The Notebook PC features a 3.5-inch floppy disk drive that accepts standard 1.44MB (or 720KB) floppy diskettes.
Using the CD-ROM Drive Compact Disc Read Only Memory (CD-ROM or CD) 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 drives, the Notebook PC uses a hub to hold the CD in place regardless of the angle.
NOTE: The CD drive eject button is electronic and requires that the Notebook PC be powered ON in order to eject the CD drive tray. Only one CD may be used at one time on this CD drive. Inserting a CD Press the CD drive eject button and the CD drive tray will eject out partially.
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.
Pointing Device The Notebook PC’s integrated touchpad pointing device is fully compatible with the two-button PS/2 mouse. The touchpad is pressure sensitive and contains no moving parts; therefore, mechanical failures are unlikely. A device driver is still required for working with some application software. See the Driver &...
Double-clicking/Double-tapping - This is a common skill for launching a program directly from the corresponding icon you select. Move the cursor over the icon you wish to execute, press the left button or tap the pad twice in rapid succession, and the system launches the corresponding program. If the interval between the clicks or taps is too long, the operation will not be executed.
Caring for the Touchpad The touchpad is a pressure sensitive device. 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. •...
Display Panel Besides modem and LAN models, the Notebook PC also comes in two display sizes. You may choose from a 12.1” (800x600) or a 13.3” (1024x768) Thin-Film-Transistor (TFT) Active Matrix display panel. You can also connect an external CRT or LCD monitor through the built-in VGA connector on the rear of the Notebook PC.
Display Panel Care The LCD screen is very delicate and requires careful handling. Pay attention to the following precautions: • When not in use, keep the display panel closed to prevent dust accumulation. • Do not use chemical cleaners on the screen. Wipe only with a dry cloth or tissue. •...
PC Cards The Notebook PC has two PC Card sockets designed to interface with two Type I/II or one Type III card. It allows you to expand and customize your computer to meet a wide range of application needs. The PC Card standard accommodates a number of function, communication, and data storage expansion options such as Memory/Flash Cards, FAX/Modems, Networking Adapters, and MPEG I/II decoder cards.
Inserting a PC Card Insert the PC card, with the connector side first and label side up, into the socket until it is flush with the Notebook PC’s side. Removing a PC Card To remove the PC card, remove all cables or adapters attached to the PC card. Press the eject button once to extend it.
Multimedia Sound System The multimedia sound system features an integrated digital audio controller that produces rich, vibrant sound in high quality 16-bit stereo. With a pair of integrated stereo speakers, a built-in microphone, and both input and output audio jacks for external audio devices, the Notebook PC fulfills most multimedia computing needs.
IR Wireless Communication The Notebook PC is equipped with an Infrared (IR) Communication Port located on the rear side. The IR port comes with IrDA Serial Infrared Data Link Version 1.1 compliance, which allows you to perform point-to-point wireless communications. You can use a SIR/FIR-specified application to transmit or receive data files with other systems equipped with an infrared port.
Universal Serial Bus Port Universal Serial Bus (USB) is a peripheral bus standard developed by PC and telecommunication indus- try leaders that will bring plug and play of computer peripherals outside the system, eliminating the need to install internal expansion cards and drivers. The Notebook PC is equipped with one USB port, which uses a shielded receptacle connector.
AC Power System The Notebook PC power is comprised of two parts, the power adapter and the battery power sys- tem. 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 to- gether.
Using Battery Power A fully-charged Li-Ion battery pack will provide the system approximately 3 hours of working power. But the actual figure will vary depending on how you use the power saving features, your general work habits, the Notebook PC’s CPU, main memory size and the type of display panel. The “Battery Warning”...
Inserting and Removing the Battery Pack To remove the battery pack: Exit the operating system and turn OFF the power. Unlock the battery by sliding the battery compartment cover downward with your thumb while pressing inward. Slide the battery pack out like a drawer. To insert the battery pack: Correctly orientate the battery pack so that the label faces upward.
WARNING! Never attempt to remove the battery pack while the power is ON or if the sys- tem has not yet entered into the suspend mode as this may result in the loss of working data. 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).
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. The timeout can be set through the BIOS Setup. To resume system operation, press any key on the keyboard, touchpad, or external mouse (or moving the mouse).
System Memory Expansion Under some circumstances, you may find additional memory is required. This is particularly true as applications become more complex. Expanding system memory is one method of increasing sys- tem performance by decreasing hard disk access. The Notebook PC comes with 32MB 64-bit high speed SDRAM built-in.
Notebook PC Usage Notes and Examples From Desk to Desk You may want to move your Notebook PC from desk to desk to show something to others, or ask others to review or edit your work. When moving the Notebook PC from desk to desk at work, you can free yourself from all the external peripherals and bring just the Notebook PC.
Updating Your BIOS PHLASH.EXE is a Flash Memory Writer utility that updates the BIOS by uploading a new BIOS file to the programmable flash ROM on the Notebook PC’s motherboard. This file works only in DOS mode. To determine the BIOS version, check the code (e.g. BIOS Ver. XXXXX) displayed on the upper left-hand corner of your screen just before entering BIOS setup (after pressing the F2 key).
Updating BIOS Procedures 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 result in your Notebook PC having more problems! Boot from the BIOS floppy disk you created earlier.
BIOS Setup Program This Notebook PC supports a programmable EEPROM that stores the BIOS software and can be updated 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. A default configuration has already been set.
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.
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> combination. The General Help screen lists the legend keys with their corresponding alter- nates and functions.
Main When the Setup program is accessed, the main menu screen appears as shown: System Time: System Date: Diskette A: IDE Primary Master IDE Primary Slave Video Display Device: System Memory Extended Memory NOTE: In the following BIOS item descriptions, the item headings in square brackets represent the default settings for those fields.
Video Display Device: [LCD & CRT] 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: [LCD] [CRT] [LCD & CRT] System Memory: (auto-detect) This field displays the amount of conventional memory detected by the system during bootup.
IDE Primary Master This field is used to configure the IDE Hard Disk installed in the system. To configure a hard disk drive, move the cursor to highlight the Primary Master field and press the Enter key to enter the sub-menu. IDE Primary Master Type: Cylinders:...
IDE Primary Master Menu Details Type: [Auto] Select Auto to automatically detect an IDE type drive. This option only works with standard built- in IDE drives. If automatic detection is successful, the correct values will be filled in for the remain- ing fields on this sub-menu.
32 Bit I/O: [Enabled] When enabled, this option speeds up communication between the CPU and the IDE controller. This option supports PCI local bus only. ISA bus is not supported. The configuration options are: [Dis- abled] [Enabled] Transfer Mode: (auto-detect or user defined) When enabled, this option speeds up communication between the system and the IDE controller by using enhanced I/O transfer modes (PIO Modes).
Advanced Selecting “Advanced” from the main menu bar displays the following screen: Installed O/S: I/O Device Configuration Large Disk Access Mode: Display Expansion: Internal Pointing Device: Num Lock: Anti-Virus Feature: QuickBoot Mode: Advanced Menu Details Installed O/S: [Win95/98/2000] This field gives the operating system information to the BIOS so that plug and play information can be set accordingly.
Internal Pointing Device: [Enabled] This field allows you to enable or disable the internal touchpad. Disable the internal touchpad if you wish to use an external mouse with a scroll knob. The configuration options are: [Disabled] [En- abled] Num Lock: [Off] Specifies the number lock function of the keypad when power is on.
I/O Device Configuration I/O Device Configuration Seral port A: [User] Base I/O address: [3F8 IRQ4] IR Port [User] Base I/O address: [2F8 IRQ3] Mode: [FIR] DMA Channel [DMA 3] Parallel Port: [User] Mode: [EPP] Base I/O address: [378/IRQ7] NOTE: The presence of sub-items in this menu is dependent on certain relevant settings. CAUTION! Changing the default address and IRQ settings for COM1, COM2 and the LPT Port can cause conflicts with other system devices or installed pe-...
Base I/O address: [2F8 IRQ 3] This field allows you to configure the Notebook PC’s serial IR port. The configuration options are: [3F8, IRQ 4] [2F8, IRQ 3] [3E8, IRQ 4] [2E8, IRQ 10] [Disabled] Mode: [FIR] This field allows you to select either Standard Infrared (SIR) or Fast Infrared (FIR) communication mode.
Security The Notebook PC’s advanced system of security allows you to set a password to prevent unautho- rized access to system resources, data, and the BIOS Setup Program. This Section covers each parameter of the Security Setup. Selecting “Security” from the main menu bar displays the follow- ing screen: System Password: Set Password:...
Security Menu Details Set Password This field allows you to set the User password. To set the User password, highlight this field and press [Enter]. Type the password and press [Enter]. You can type up to eight alphanumeric characters. Symbols and other keys are ignored.
Power The Power menu of the Setup program allows you to enable and adjust the advanced features of the Notebook PC, which are designed to conserve power. Enabling these features will extend the life of the battery pack between charges. To make changes to power management settings, select Power Savings from the menu bar.
Standby Timeout: [Off] This option is only enabled when Customized is selected in the Power Savings field. This field allows you to specify the period of inactivity before the system automatically switches to Standby mode. In Standby mode, various devices including the LCD backlight are powered off and the system enters a low power CPU state.
Boot 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: [Hard Drive] [ATAPI CD-ROM Drive]...
Exit 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 Save Changes...
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. You can now select Exit Saving Changes or make other changes before saving the values to the nonvolatile RAM.
APPENDIX Vehicle/Air Power Adapter Accessory This section is provided for the optional vehical/air power adapter accessory for the Notebook PC. The main purpose of the vehicle/air power adapter is to provide a source of power for using the Notebook PC and/or charging the Notebook PC’s battery from a 12VDC recepticle such as those found in vehicles and certain airplanes.
Internal Modem Model 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).
This table shows the countries currently under the CTR21 standard. Country Austria Belgium Czech Republic Denmark Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Ireland Italy 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 http://www.cetecom.de/technologies/ctr_21.html 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...
Glossary ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Managment 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 computer is turned ON or restarted. This file contains important commands that help configure the system to work with certain software and devices.
CPU (Central Processing Unit) The CPU, sometimes called “Processor,” actually functions as the “brain” of the computer. It inter- prets and executes program commands and processes data stored in memory. Device Driver A device driver is a special set of instructions that allows the computer’s operating system to com- municate with devices such as VGA, audio, ethernet, printer, or modem.
PS/2 Port PS/2 ports are based on IBM Micro Channel Architecture. This type of architecture transfers data through a 16-bit or 32-bit bus. A PS/2 mouse and/or keyboard may be used on ATX motherboards. RAM (Random Access Memory) There are several different types of RAM such as DRAM (Dynamic RAM), EDO DRAM (Ex- tended Data Output DRAM), SDRAM (Synchronous DRAM).
Notebook PC 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:____________Serial Number:__________________ Purchase Date:_______________ Hard Disk Drive Manufacturer:_______________________________ Capacity:_______________...