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    NOTEBOOK PC USER’S MANUAL...

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    Product Name: Notebook PC Manual Revision: 1.01 E442 Release Date: August 1999...

  • Page 3: Canadian Department Of Communications Statement

    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 4: Ctr 21 Approval (for Notebook Pc With Modem)

    CTR 21 Approval (for Notebook PC with Modem) Danish Dutch English Finnish French German...

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    Greek Italian Portuguese Spanish Swedish...

  • Page 6: Nordic Cautions (for Notebook Pc With Lithium-ion Battery), 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.

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Contents USER’S NOTICE 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 ...

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    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 ...

  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    External Monitor Connection (optional) ... 47 PC Cards ... 48 32-bit CardBus & Zoomed Video Port ... 48 Inserting a PC Card ... 49 Removing a PC Card ... 49 Multimedia Sound System ... 50 External Audio Connections (optional) ... 50 IR Wireless Communication ...

  • Page 10: Table Of Contents

    SECTION 5 BIOS SETUP Updating Your BIOS ... 65 Creating a BIOS Update Floppy Disk ... 65 Updating BIOS Procedures ... 66 BIOS Setup Program ... 67 BIOS Menu Bar ... 68 Legend Bar ... 68 Main Menu ... 70 IDE Primary Master ...

  • Page 11: Item Checklist

    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.

  • Page 12: About This User's Manual, Notes For This Manual

    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.

  • Page 13: Hardware Features

    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. •...

  • Page 14: Status Leds

    • Modularized Drive Bay: Floppy/CD/DVD-ROM/2nd Hard Drive The Notebook PC comes with a single modularized drive bay in order to accept various drives such as a floppy drive, a CD/DVD-ROM drive, or a second hard disk drive. A Traveler’s drawer is used to cover the bay if no drive is used in order to save power and reduce weight.

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    • Battery: 8-cell Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) The Notebook PC supports Lithium-Ion battery pack, which provides 3.3Ah (45W). The battery should last approximately 3 hours under normal conditions and charging takes between 3 to 5 hours depending on whether the Notebook PC is powered OFF, powered ON, or in use during charging. When battery power is 10% or less, there are warning beeps from the speakers and warning mes- sages through the Windows operating system.

  • Page 16: Optional Features And Accessories

    Optional Features and Accessories • CD-ROM: 24X CD or 4X DVD/24X CD The Notebook PC comes in a 24X CD-ROM drive model or a 4X DVD-ROM model (the DVD’s CD-ROM speed is also 24X). The drives can be easily removed by the user to allow swapping with other drives.

  • Page 17: 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. Do not use strong solvents such as thinners, benzene or other chemicals on or near the surface.

  • Page 18: Transporting The Notebook Pc, Opening The Display Panel

    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.

  • Page 19: Components Front Side, Front Component Descriptions

    SECTION 2 COMPONENTS Front Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on the front side of the Notebook PC. Battery Indicator Power Indicator Headphone Jack Microphone Input Display Panel Latch Front Component Descriptions The following describes the front components of the Notebook PC as shown by the picture above. Power Indicator The green LED will light when the power is ON and blink when in suspend-to-RAM mode.

  • Page 20: Top Side

    Top Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on the top side of the Notebook PC. Stereo Speakers Microphone Sys Rq & Audio Connectors and Power LEDs (described on front side) Display Panel Power Button Stereo Speakers Status LEDs Prt Sc Back...

  • Page 21: Top Component Descriptions

    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.

  • Page 22: Bottom Side

    Bottom Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on the bottom side of the Notebook PC. Battery Compartment WARNING! The bottom of the Notebook PC (especially between the battery and hard drive compartments, and cooling fan) can get very hot. Be careful when handling the Notebook PC while it is in operation or recently been in operation.

  • Page 23: Bottom Component Descriptions

    Bottom Component Descriptions The following describes the components on the bottom side of the Notebook PC as shown by the illustration on the previous page. Cooling Fan & Vent The cooling fan turns ON when the temperature rises past a set threshold. The bottom vent brings outside air into the Notebook PC.

  • Page 24: Left Side, Left Component Descriptions

    Left Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on the left side of the Notebook PC. Fan Vent DC Input USB Port PCMCIA Socket PCMCIA Eject Left Component Descriptions The following describes the components on the left side of the Notebook PC as shown by the illustration above.

  • Page 25: Right Side, Right Component Descriptions

    Right Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on the right side of the Notebook PC. CD-ROM Drive Right Component Descriptions The following describes the components on the right side of the Notebook PC as shown by the illustration above.

  • Page 26: Rear Side, Rear Component Descriptions

    Rear Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on the rear side of the Notebook PC. ® Kensington Lock Port Infrared Port Modem/ Serial LAN Port Port Rear Component Descriptions The following describes the components on the rear side of the Notebook PC as shown by the illustration above.

  • Page 27: Power Connection

    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.

  • Page 28: Powering On Your Notebook Pc, The Power-on Self Test (post)

    Powering ON Your Notebook PC Press the power switch button momentarily, and the Notebook PC’s power-ON message will ap- pear 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.

  • Page 29: Save-to-disk Partition, Restarting Or Rebooting

    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.

  • Page 30: Led Status Indicator Description, Led Status Indicators

    LED Status Indicators There are several LED status indicators on the right of the power button and two 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. Activity Number Indicator...

  • Page 31: Using The Keyboard, Specific Hot Keys

    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 key while pressing a key with an orange-labeled command. Places the Notebook PC in suspend mode (either Save-to-RAM or Save-to-Disk depending on BIOS setup).

  • Page 32: Keyboard As A Numeric Keypad

    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.

  • Page 33: Numeric Keypad As Cursors

    Numeric Keypad as Cursors The numeric keypad can be used as cursors. To enable the cursor keypad, press lock LED will light) and then press <Shift> and the function desired. For example <Shift><8> repre- sents a cursor up command. & Home NOTE: The large bold characters are exaggerated here for your reference.

  • Page 35: Storage Device Modules, Floppy Disk Drive

    Introduction This Section describes the basic features and procedures for using your Notebook PC. Topics covered include the floppy drive, CD-ROM drive, pointing device, and other input and output devices. Storage Device Modules Data storage and retrieval are two of the most fundamental tasks you will perform when working with your computer.

  • Page 36: Floppy Disk Drive External Connection

    Floppy Disk Drive External Connection For simultaneous CD-ROM and floppy disk drive use without the PortDock, an external floppy disk drive cable is provided. When installing Windows or anti-virus software, simultaneous CD-ROM and floppy disk drive is required to create a rescue disk during installation. Of course you can skip this step and create a rescue disk later after inserting the floppy disk drive but the time required to turn OFF the Notebook PC and back ON makes it inconvenient.

  • Page 37: Dvd-rom Drive Module (optional), Cd-rom Drive

    CD-ROM Drive The Notebook PC includes a CD-ROM module. The CD-ROM drive can support all the popular formats: Audio/Music CDs; Photo CDs; MS-DOS MSCDEX Mode 1 and Mode 2; CD-ROM/XA; CD-I; and Video CDs. CD Activity LED CD-ROM Eject Emergency Eject DVD-ROM Drive Module (optional) The Notebook PC allows for a DVD-ROM module to be purchased instead of the CD-ROM or purchased at a later time.

  • Page 38: Getting Dvd Support, Using The Cd-rom Drive, Listening To Audio Cd

    Getting DVD Support For DVD support on your Notebook PC, you must select the DVD-ROM drive module at the time of purchase instead of the standard CD-ROM or buy the DVD-ROM drive module from your dealer at a later time. The DVD option includes a DVD drive module and drivers. In order to view DVD titles, you must install the provided MPEG2 video decoder software and the DVD viewer software included on the DVD module driver support CD.

  • Page 39: Inserting A Cd, Removing A Cd

    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.

  • Page 40: Inserting And Removing Drive Modules

    Inserting and Removing Drive Modules To remove a drive module: Unlock the drive module by sliding the drive lock 2 located on the battery pack towards the front of the Notebook PC from Lock to Unlock in the direction of the arrow as shown in the illustration. Slide the drive lock 1 towards the rear of the Notebook PC (in the direction of the “Release”...

  • Page 41: Hard Disk Drive, Important Handling Note, Removing And Upgrading The Hard Disk Drive Module

    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 42: Second Hard Disk Drive Module

    Second Hard Disk Drive Module When using a second hard disk drive module for the first time, a few steps are needed to get it working as follows: Purchase a hard disk drive module kit from an authorized dealer. Set the jumper to slave (drive 1) according to the manufacturer’s documentation or sticker. Secure the hard disk drive into the hard disk drive module using four screws.

  • Page 43: Using The Touchpad, Pointing Device

    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 &...

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    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.

  • Page 45: Caring For The Touchpad, Ps/2 Connection (optional)

    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. •...

  • Page 46: Display Panel, Display Definitions, Windows Driver

    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.

  • Page 47: Display Panel Care, External Monitor Connection (optional)

    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. •...

  • Page 48: Pc Cards, Bit Cardbus & Zoomed Video Port

    PC Cards The Notebook PC has one PC Card socket designed to interface with a Type I or Type II 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.

  • Page 49: Inserting A Pc Card, Removing A Pc Card

    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. The eject button will protrude out when fully inserted. Carefully connect any cables or adapters needed by the PC card. Usually a sticker or marking is used on one side of the connector to show the top side.

  • Page 50: Multimedia Sound System, External Audio Connections (optional)

    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.

  • Page 51: Ir Wireless Communication, Guidelines For Using Ir Communication, Enabling Infrared

    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.

  • Page 52: Universal Serial Bus Port, Driver Support

    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.

  • Page 53: Ac Power System, Battery Power System, Charging The Battery Pack

    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.

  • Page 54: Using Battery Power

    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”...

  • Page 55: Inserting And Removing The Battery Pack, Battery Care

    Inserting and Removing the Battery Pack To remove the battery pack: Unlock the battery by sliding the battery and drive lock towards the front of the Notebook PC. (from Lock to Unlock in direction of the arrow as shown in the illustration) Slide the battery release latch towards the rear of the Notebook PC and the battery pack will raise out of the Notebook PC.

  • Page 56: Power Management Modes, Full Power Mode & Maximum Performance, Apm And Acpi, Suspend Mode

    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).

  • Page 57: Standby Mode, Power State Summary, Thermal Power Control

    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).

  • Page 58: System Memory Expansion, Processor Upgrades

    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.

  • Page 59: Modem Cable, Modem Protocols

    Modem Cable The Notebook PC comes in either a modem-only model or a modem and LAN model. Both models come with a modem cable for easy setup while on the road. Press both sides in to release A triangle represents the top side Connect this end to a telephone socket using a standard 2- or 4-...

  • Page 60: Modem And Lan Connections (optional)

    Modem and LAN Connections (optional) The built-in modem and fast-Ethernet model will come with an external cable for connection to RJ-45 Ethernet cabling or to RJ-11 phone cabling. The connector can only be inserted in one orien- tation and has a triangular icon (or brand name) to represent the top side of the connector. Connect the modem and LAN cable set as shown here.

  • Page 61: Lan Led Indicators, Network Cable Connection, Twisted-pair Cable

    LAN LED Indicators Speed (100M) Indicator: This green LED monitors connection speeds. The LED lights when connection is made to a 100Base-TX (100Mbit/sec) host. If not lit, the network connection is oper- ating at 10Base-T (10Mbits/sec). When making a connection to a switching hub that supports 100Base-TX full-duplex mode (200Mbit/sec), the LED will also light green.

  • Page 62: Other Security Products, 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 63: Notebook Pc Usage Notes And Examples

    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.

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    Between Countries If you are traveling between countries, it is vital that you travel light but complete. With the modem and LAN model Notebook PC, you simplify accessories to a minimum. A third-party modem and power travel kit is vital for those who wish to use their Notebook PC in uncertain territories. Do not forget to bring extra battery packs so that you do not have to worry about finding power outlets everywhere you go.

  • Page 65: Bios Setup, Updating Your Bios, Creating A Bios Update Floppy Disk

    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).

  • Page 66: Updating Bios Procedures

    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.

  • Page 67: Bios Setup Program

    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.

  • Page 68: Bios Menu Bar, Legend 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 69: General Help, Saving Changes And Exiting The Setup Program, Scroll Bar

    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.

  • Page 70: Main Menu

    Main Menu When the Setup program is accessed, the main menu screen appears as shown: Main Advanced 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.

  • Page 71: Ide Primary Master

    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: This field displays the amount of conventional memory detected by the system during bootup. You do not need to make changes to this field.

  • Page 72: Maximum Capacity, Lba Mode Control

    Type: 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. To configure a drive, select User.

  • Page 73: Transfer Mode, Ultra Dma Mode

    32 Bit I/O: 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. NOTE: To make changes to this field, the Type field must be set to User. The configuration options are: [Disabled] [Enabled] Transfer Mode: When enabled, this option speeds up communication between the system and the IDE controller by using enhanced I/O transfer modes (PIO Modes).

  • Page 74: Ide Primary Slave

    IDE Primary Slave In this field, indicate the size of a disk drive or the device type, such as a CD-ROM drive. The arrow head icon indicates that this field contains a sub-menu. The sub-menu is used to configure the IDE Hard Disk installed in the system.

  • Page 75: Advanced Menu

    Advanced Menu Selecting Advanced from the main menu bar display the Advanced menu as shown below. Main Advanced Security Installed O/S: I/O Device Configuration Large Disk Access Mode: Display Expansion: Internal Pointing Device: Num Lock: Anti-Virus Feature: QuickBoot Mode: Installed O/S: [Win95/98/2000] This field gives operating system information to the BIOS so that plug and play information can be set accordingly.

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    Display Expansion: [Enabled] DOS and other applications outside of Windows usually only displays at 640x480 resolution and will not fill the entire Notebook PC’s display panel. When Display Expansion is Enabled, the screens will be stretched to fill the display panel. Because this may distort or blur certain DOS application screens, this function can also be Disabled.

  • Page 77: I/o Device Configuration

    I/O Device Configuration Main Advanced Security 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.

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    Mode: (when User is selected in IR port) When User is selected, the Mode field allows you to select either Standard Infrared (SIR) or Fast Infrared (FIR) communication mode. The configuration options are: [SIR] [FIR] DMA channel: (when User is selected in IR port) The DMA Channel field allows you to configure the Parallel port DMA Channel for the selected ECP mode.

  • Page 79: Security Menu

    Security Menu 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 menu bar displays the following menu: Main Advanced System Boot Entry:...

  • Page 80: Security Menu Details, System Boot Entry, Hard Disk Password, Password Usage Summary

    Security Menu Details System Boot Entry 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.

  • Page 81: The Power Menu, The Power Menu Details

    The Power Menu 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.

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    Suspend Mode: [Save to RAM] This field determines the type of suspend mode when the Notebook PC enters power saving. The configuration options are: [Save To RAM] [Save To Disk] 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.

  • Page 83: Boot Menu, Boot Menu Details

    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: Main Advanced Security...

  • Page 84: 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: Main Advanced Exit Saving Changes Exit Discarding Changes Load Setup Defaults Discard Changes...

  • Page 85: 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.

  • Page 87: Appendix, Portdock Accessory

    PortDock Accessory This section is provided for the optional PortDock accessory for the Notebook PC. The main pur- pose fo the PortDock is to provide a desktop docking solution and extra drive bays for simultaneous CD/DVD-ROM, floppy, and second hard disk drive use. Front View Reset Button ®...

  • Page 88: Features, Usage

    NOTES: • Except for the USB port, the ports on the Notebook PC will not function and should not have any devices (e.g. monitor, mouse, keyboard) connected when using the PortDock. • The PortDock’s power requirements require that a power adapter be connected to the PortDock or to the Notebook PC.

  • Page 89: Docking Solution, Audio Cd

    Docking Solution For long-term use of the Notebook PC or if the Notebook PC is intended to be a desktop replacement computer, the PortDock provides a convient docking solution. A desktop PS/2 mouse, PS/2 keyboard, stereo speakers, monitor, printer, serial device, and Notebook PC power can all be connected to the PortDock.

  • Page 90: Portbar Accessory, Features, Usage

    PortBar Accessory This section is provided for the optional PortBar accessory for the Notebook PC. The main purpose of the PortBar is to provide a simple inexpensive desktop docking solution as compared to tradi- tional bulky port replicators. Serial Port Monitor Port PS/2 Mouse PS/2 Keyboard...

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    Docking Solution For long-term use of the Notebook PC or if the Notebook PC is intended to be a desktop replacement computer, the PortBar provides a convient docking solution. A desktop PS/2 mouse, PS/2 keyboard, monitor, printer, serial device, and Notebook PC power can all be connected to the PortBar. Like the PortDock, the PortBar also requires USB devices to be connected to the Notebook PC.

  • Page 92: Vehicle/air Power Adapter Accessory, Features, Usage

    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.

  • Page 93: Dvd-rom Model, Features And Specifications

    DVD-ROM Model The following information pertains to the optional DVD drive module. The following specifica- tions are for general reference only and may change without notice. Features and Specifications • 12.7mm Internal 12cm / 8cm DVD / CD / CD-ROM Drive •...

  • Page 94: Internal Modem Model, Protocols And Compliancy

    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).

  • Page 95

    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...

  • Page 97: Glossary

    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.

  • Page 98

    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.

  • Page 99

    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).

  • Page 100: Notebook Pc Owner Information

    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:_______________...

  • Page 101: User's Notice

    Product warranty or service will not be extended if: (1) the product is repaired, modified or altered, unless such repair, modification of alteration is authorized in writing by ASUS; or (2) the serial number of the product is defaced or missing.

  • Page 102: Technical Support

    Server (tel): English: +886-2-2890-7123 Fax: +886-2-2895-9254 Email: tsd@asus.com.tw Newsgroup: news2.asus.com.tw WWW: www.asus.com.tw FTP: ftp.asus.com.tw/pub/ASUS ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America) Marketing Address: 6737 Mowry Avenue, Mowry Business Center, Building 2 Newark, CA 94560, USA Fax: +1-510-608-4555 Email: info-usa@asus.com.tw Technical Support Fax: +1-510-608-4555...

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