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  • Page 1

    Fu j i t su PC Corpora ti on . C A U T I O N Changes or modification not expressly appro v e d by Fujitsu PC Corporation could void this user’s authority to operate the equipment.

  • Page 2: Fcc Notices

    RF em i s s i on limits governing this devi ce . If you experience trouble with this equipment please contact your support representative, toll free at 1-800- 8FUJITSU (1-800-838-5487) or Fujitsu Computer Products of America (FCPA),7300 NE Evergreen Parkway, Hillsboro, OR 97124, telephone 503-681-7300.

  • Page 3

    T a b l e o f C o n t e n t s...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Using your LifeBook 400 Series from Fujitsu ....16 Status Indicator Panel ... . . 17 Power Management Controls .

  • Page 5

    Section Four User Installable Features RAM Module ....78 PC Cards ....81 Installing a Theft Prevention Lock .

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    P r e f a c e L i f e B o o k 4 0 0 S e r i e s f r o m F u j i t s u...

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    P r e f a c e Preface The LifeBook 400 Series from Fujitsu PC Corporation is a powerful notebook computer. It is powered by an Intel Pentium microproces- sor with MMX technology, has a built-in color display, a CD-ROM drive and brings the com- puting power of desktop personal computers (PCs) to a portable environment.

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    L i f e B o o k 4 0 0 S e r i e s f r o m F u j i t s u Figure P-1 LifeBook 400 Series with both Fujitsu and Third Party Options...

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    P r e f a c e Conventions Used in the Guide In this manual, figures which show screens are intended as examples only, and screen and file names may di er in actual use. Messages displayed by your LifeBook 400 Series appear in Courier type.

  • Page 10

    S e t ti n g U p Yo u r Li fe B o o k 4 0 0 Ser i e s Unpacking ....2 Overview of Features .

  • Page 11: Section One

    Setting Up Your LifeBook 400 Series from Fujitsu This section describes how to set up your LifeBook 400 Series from Fujitsu. We strongly recommend that you read it before using your notebook – even if you are already familiar with notebook computers.

  • Page 12

    Once you have checked and confirmed that your notebook system is complete, connect the AC Adapter and follow the instructions on pages 10–13 to accept the conditions for using the LifeBook 400 Series and for selecting the operating system you will use. When you have completed that setup process please complete and send in your registration card.

  • Page 13: Component Identification

    S e c t i o n O n e Component Identification For detailed specifications refer to Appendix A on pages 122–125. Display Panel Latch This latch locks and releases the display panel. LCD Display Panel This is a color LCD panel with back lighting for the display of text and graphics.

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    Status Indicator Display Stereo Speaker Keyboard Keyboard Removal Tab TouchPad Pointing Device Multi-function Bay S e t t i n g U p Y o u r L i f e B o o k 4 0 0 S e r i e s Display Latch Stereo Speaker Keyboard Removal Tab...

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    S e c t i o n O n e C A U T I O N Be sure you know what settings are active for your Suspend/Resume Button before you use it as misuse can result in data loss. (See the Power Savings Menu of the BIOS Setup Utility on pages 69–72 for more information.) Closed Cover Switch...

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    DC Power Input Connector The DC Power Input Connector allows you to plug in the Fujitsu AC Adapter or the optional Fujitsu Auto Adapter. Theft Prevention Lock Slot This is a slot that allows you to attach a physical lock down device.

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    S e c t i o n O n e Parallel Interface Connector (LPT Port) The Parallel Interface Connector allows you to connect parallel devices, such as a parallel printer, to your notebook. E x t e rnal SVGA or Hi Res Monitor Connector This connector allows you to connect an exter- nal VGA or SVGA CRT or Hi-Res monitor to your notebook.

  • Page 18: Power Sources

    Internal Hard Drive Chamber This chamber houses the internal hard drive. It should only be accessed for maintenance by an authorized maintenance provider. Battery Chamber This chamber houses the Nickel Metal Hydride Battery Pack or the optional Lithium ion Battery Pack. C A U T I O N The Nickel Metal Hydride Battery Pack i s not charged when you purchase your note-...

  • Page 19: Starting Your Notebook For The First Time

    S e c t i o n O n e Software Data Security Features The operating system and some applications have security features that are independent of the built-in hardware protection features that are controlled from the BIOS. See your software documentation for more information about these features.

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    Conditions of Use The first time you start your notebook you mu s t con firm your accept a n ce of the copyri ght limi- t a ti ons for your pre - i n s t a ll ed sof t w a re . If yo u h ave purch a s ed a unit wh i ch all ows you to use a ch oi ce of opera ting sys tems you mu s t ch oose bet ween Wi n dows 95 and Wi n dows for...

  • Page 21

    S e c t i o n O n e P O I N T If your system comes with Windows 95 only, you will find a Recovery CD-ROM packet in your accessories box. Please store the packet in a safe place in case there is a loss of data.

  • Page 22: User Registration

    2.On-line Electronic Registration – Fill out the registration form behind the Fujitsu Icon on your Desktop and send it by e-mail. 3. Internet Registration – Use the registration utility on the Fujitsu PC S ervice and Support Web Site at www.8fujitsu.com to register your notebook.

  • Page 23: Learning About Your Operating System And Application Software

    S e c t i o n O n e Learning About Your Operating System and Application Software Tutorials All operating systems and most application software have built-in tutorials. We highly recommend that you step through the tutorial before you use an application, even if you are familiar with the same application on a di erent machine,an earlier version of the application, or with a similar p roduct.

  • Page 24: Section Two

    Using Your LifeBook 400 Series from Fujitsu Using Your LifeBook 400 Series from Fujitsu . 16 Status Indicator Panel... . . 17 Power Management Controls..20 Power On .

  • Page 25: Using Your Lifebook

    S e c t i o n T w o Section TWO Using Your LifeBook 400 Series from Fujitsu This section describes the indicators, buttons, connections and operating modes of your note- book and their use. Opening the Unit Lifting the latch releases the cover and allows your notebook to be opened.Lift the display...

  • Page 26: Status Indicator Panel

    C A U T I O N Do not operate the C D - R O M drive or attempt to open the tray unless your notebook is sitting on a flat surface and the adjustment feet a re folded against the bottom of your notebook.

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    S e c t i o n T w o Power Indicator The Power In d i c a tor tells you wh en the sys tem is opera ti on a l . It is on ste ady wh en there is power to your noteboo k , and blinks wh en the sys tem is in Su s pend Mode.

  • Page 28

    C A U T I O N Turning off the power with the Power Switch or using the Suspend/Resume Button when any of the Access Indicators are On may cause loss of data and/or system errors. CD-ROM Drive Access Indicator The CD-ROM Access Indicator tells you a CD-ROM is being accessed.

  • Page 29: Power Management Controls

    S e c t i o n T w o C A U T I O N If you switch off power using the Power Switch or operate the Suspend/Resume Button while any of the access indicators are on, you may cause data to be lost and/or a system error to occur.

  • Page 30

    U s i n g Y o u r L i f e B o o k 4 0 0 S e r i e s Maximum Battery Life Profile The Maximum Battery Life profile is a combination of timeouts and other power savings parameters selected by Fujitsu as the settings that will produce the longest possible battery life. Maximum Performance Profile The Maximum Performance profile is a combi-...

  • Page 31: Power On

    S e c t i o n T w o Save-to-Disk Mode Activation Pressing the Save-to-Disk Mode button will cause all of RAM to be stored in the Save-to- Disk space on the hard drive and the notebook to shutdown. Shutdown turns o all notebook power.

  • Page 32: Special Operating System Features

    To learn about these icons see the Windows manual or help screens. Your note- book desktop has some icons, such as a Fujitsu Icon, which are not standard Windows Icons. You can click on each one to see what is con- trolled.

  • Page 33: Restarting The System

    S e c t i o n T w o Shutting down your notebook from the operat- ing system lets it close down operations and turn o the power in the proper sequence to prevent errors. The sequences are: Windows 95 1.

  • Page 34: Battery

    Windows 3.1 1. Save all data. 2. Exit all applications. 3. Exit Windows. 4. When the MS-DOS prompt appears press the Ctrl+Alt+Del keys simultaneously. Or, when the MS-DOS prompt appears put the Power Switch in the O position for 10 seconds or more and then put the Power Switch in the On position.

  • Page 35

    S e c t i o n T w o C A U T I O N Do not leave a faulty battery in your notebook. It might damage the AC Adapter, optional Auto Adapter, or your notebook itself. It may also prevent oper- ation of your notebook by draining all available current into the bad battery.

  • Page 36

    the S t a tus In d i c a tor wi ll show de ad battery, a n d your notebook wi ll go into Su s pend Mode to try and pro tect your data as long as po s s i bl e . Th e Power Savi n gs set ti n gs do not a ect wh et h er the de ad battery alarm level wi ll send your noteboo k i n to Su s pend Mode.

  • Page 37: Integrated Touchpad Pointing Device

    S e c t i o n T w o Left Button Touch Sensitive Pad Right Button Figure 2-6 TouchPad Pointing Device Integrated TouchPad Pointing Device The TouchPad pointing device is composed of a small rectangular touch sensitive pad and two buttons located in front of the keyboard.

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    Pad Clicking Button Clicking Figure 2-7 Clicking Double-Clicking Double-clicking means following the Clicking procedure above, but pressing the pointing device button twice in rapid succession. Double click works with either the left or the right but- ton. Double left (primary) clicking can be done on the touch pad, instead of using the button.

  • Page 39: Using The Keyboard

    S e c t i o n T w o Motion – Allows you to set the sp eed of the cursor relative to the speed of your finger movement and whether to show a t rail as the cursor moves. TouchPad –...

  • Page 40

    Numeric KeyPad Certain keys on the keyboa rd perform dual func- ti ons as both standard ch a racter keys and as a nu m eric keyp ad .F i g u re 2-9 high l i ghts these keys . To switch into numeric key pad mode, press the Num Lk while holding down the Shift key.

  • Page 41: Floppy Disk Drive

    S e c t i o n T w o Figure 2-11 Loading/Ejecting a Floppy Disk C A U T I O N The optional E x t e rnal Floppy Disk Adapter is for use with the Removable Floppy Disk Drive only.

  • Page 42

    C A U T I O N To get the system to recognize a newly installed floppy disk drive requires restart- ing your notebook. Loading a Floppy Disk To load,insert a floppy disk into the floppy disk drive, shutter side first and label up, until the Eject Button above the floppy disk drive open- ing pops out.(Figure 2-11) P O I N T...

  • Page 43

    S e c t i o n T w o Keep the floppy disk drive and disks out of direct sunlight and away from heating equipment. Avoid storing the floppy disk drive in loca- tions subject to shock and vibration. Avoid using the floppy disk drive and disks in damp and dusty locations.

  • Page 44: Cd-rom Drive

    CD-ROM Drive The modular C D - ROM Drive is a 10-speed re ader. C A U T I O N Do not operate the CD-ROM drive unless your notebook is sitting on a flat surface and the tilt adjustment feet are folded against the bottom of your note- book.

  • Page 45: Hard Drive

    S e c t i o n T w o Figure 2-15 CD-ROM Handling Hard Drive The internal hard drive capacity is dependent on which model you are using. See Appendix A for model information. Formatting the Hard Drive The hard drive inside your notebook is format- ted (initialized) at the factory.

  • Page 46

    The Power Panel The Power Panel by Phoenix provides easy con- trol of the power saving parameters. From the Power Toolbar on your desktop you can set groups of power savings parameters. The Power Savings Menu of the BIOS Setup Utility allows these parameters to be set individually.

  • Page 47

    S e c t i o n T w o If your notebook is suspended,pushing the Suspend/Resume Button again will return it to active operation at the point it went into suspension. The Suspend/Resume Button is located on the front of the Status Indicator LCD Panel of your notebook.

  • Page 48

    C A U T I O N If you are running your notebook on bat- t e ry power, be aware that the battery con- tinues to discharge while your notebook is in Suspend Mode, though not as fast as when fully operational.

  • Page 49

    S e c t i o n T w o Disk function is activated your notebook saves the contents of the RAM to a file on the inter- nal hard disk,and then automatically shuts o power to most of your notebook. Just enough power is left on to r ecognize the Suspend/ Resume Button and restart the rest o f your notebook.

  • Page 50: Video And Audio Functions

    This feature is independent of the Suspend/Resume Button. Video and Audio Functions The LifeBook 400 from Fujitsu Series has the following audio and vid eo functions: A built-in 16-bit sound chip which is Sound Blaster-compatible. When setting up an application software select Sound Blaster 16.

  • Page 51

    Multimedia Inc.and ESS AudioRack. The SoftPEG’s CD Vision and MPEG File Player and the ESS AudioRack applications can be found with your Windows 95 Start Menu under Programs. Double left-click on the application to start it. SoftPEG MPEG File Player The MPEG file player displays a screen to find the file which you wish to pla y.

  • Page 52: File Transfers

    For example if the hardware volume control is turned all the way down,the software volume controls will not make the sound loud no mat- ter how high you make the settings. By the same token, if the operating system Sound Control Panel has the sound turned o , adjusting the hardware or the application software volume setting will not produce sound.

  • Page 53: Configuring Your Lifebook 400 Series

    S e c t i o n T h r e e C on f igu ri ng You r Lif eBo o k 4 00 Seri es Boot Sequence ....46 Identifying the Drives .

  • Page 54: Boot Sequence

    S e c t i o n T h r e e Section THREE Configuring Your LifeBook 400 Series from Fujitsu This section explains the built-in BIOS Setup Utility. The BIOS Setup Utility is required to set the date, time, power saving modes,data security passwords and other operating parameters of your notebook.

  • Page 55: Bios Setup Utility

    C A U T I O N Using the three keys C t r l+A l t+D e l at the same time to re s t a rt the system can re s u l t in lost data if used with some applications. C A U T I O N A bootable CD-ROM may have either a floppy disk format or a hard disk form a t .

  • Page 56: Navigating Through The Setup Utility

    S e c t i o n T h r e e P O I N T If the data security settings require it, you may be asked for a password before the Main Menu will appear. Entering the Setup Utility After a Configuration Change or System Failure If there has been a change in the system config- uration that does not agree with the parame ter...

  • Page 57

    The following procedures allow you to navigate the Setup Utility menus: 1. To select a menu,use the cursor keys: 2. To select a field within a menu or a submenu, use the cursor keys: P O I N T Selecting a field causes a help message about that field to be displayed on the right-hand side of the screen.

  • Page 58

    S e c t i o n T h r e e Figure 3-1 Main Menu Main Menu – Setting Standard System Parameters The Main Menu allows you to set or view the current System Parameters. Follow the preced- ing instructions for Navigating Through The Setup Utility to make any changes.

  • Page 59

    System Memory: Your notebook automatically finds and displays the system memory capacity. Extended Memory: Your notebook automa- tically finds and displays the extended memory capacity. See Table 3-1 for default settings and available options. P O I N T System Time and Date can also be set fro m the operating system without using the Setup Utility.

  • Page 60

    S e c t i o n T h r e e Table 3-1 Options and Defaults for the Main Menu Parameter Options System Time System Date Diskette A 1.44MB, 3 "; Not Installed IDE Adapter 0 Selects the IDE Adapter 0 Master Master Sub-Menu.

  • Page 61

    Table 3-1 Options and Defaults for the Main Menu Parameter Options Memory Cache [Disabled]; [L1 Enabled]; [L1 and L2 Enabled] System Memory Extended Memory C o n f i g u r i n g Y o u r L i f e B o o k 4 0 0 S e r i e s Default [L1 and L2 Enabled] 640KB...

  • Page 62

    S e c t i o n T h r e e Figure 3-2 IDE Adapter Submenu IDE Adapter – Submenu The IDE Ad a pter Su bm enus are iden tical and h ave the disk de s i gn a tor and capac i ty displayed at the top of the screen as well as on Main Menu .

  • Page 63

    These parameters are controlled by the selection made for Type: Cylinders: Sets the number of cylinders for the hard disk drive. This is a number up to five digits which can be set by incrementing or typing in the number. Head: Sets the number of heads on the hard disk drive.

  • Page 64

    S e c t i o n T h r e e Table 3-2 Options and Defaults for the IDE Adapter Submenu Parameter Options Autotype Fixed Disk: [Press Enter] Type: Auto, None, 1–14,Rsrv, 16–39, User *Cylinders: A number up to five digits. *Head: A number between 1 and 16.

  • Page 65

    Table 3-2 Options and Defaults for the IDE Adapter Submenu Parameter Options *Sectors/Track: A number between 0 and 63. *Write Precomp: None or a four digit number. *Multi-Sector Disabled; 2;4; 6; 8; 16. Transfers: *LBA Mode Control: Enabled; Disabled. C o n f i g u r i n g Y o u r L i f e B o o k 4 0 0 S e r i e s Default When one of the preset combinations is selected the value set is displayed but...

  • Page 66

    S e c t i o n T h r e e Table 3-2 Options and Defaults for the IDE Adapter Submenu Parameter Options *Transfer Mode: Standard, Fast PIO 1 – Fast PIO 4. 32 Bit I/O: Enabled; Disabled. Default When one of the preset combinations is selected the value set is displayed but cannot be changed from the screen.

  • Page 67: Exiting From The Main Menu

    Exiting from the Main Menu Wh en you have fin i s h ed set ting the para m eters on this menu , you can ei t h er exit from the Setu p Uti l i ty, or move to another menu . If you wish to exit from the Setup Uti l i ty, press the E s c key or use the curs or keys to go to the Exit Menu .

  • Page 68

    S e c t i o n T h r e e Figure 3-4 Integrated Peripherals Submenu The Integrated Peripherals is a submenu which allows changing of addresses, etc. The Audio Features is a submenu which allows the hard- ware address and interrupt levels of audio func- tions to be set.

  • Page 69

    Integrated Peripherals Submenu of the Advanced Menu The Integrated Peripheral Submenu fields are: Serial Port: Sets the serial port A,the back panel COM connector, address and interrupt level. SIR Port: Sets the serial infrared port address and interrupt level. Parallel Port: Sets the parallel port,the back panel LPT connector, address and interrupt level.

  • Page 70

    S e c t i o n T h r e e Table 3-3 Default Settings for the Integrated Peripherals Submenu of the Advanced Menu. Parameter Options Serial Port 3F8h, IRQ 4;2F8h,IRQ 3; 3E8h,IRQ 4; 2E8h,IRQ 3; Auto; Disabled SIR Port 3F8h,IRQ 4;...

  • Page 71

    Table 3-3 Default Settings for the Integrated Peripherals Submenu of the Advanced Menu. Parameter Options Parallel Port Mode ECP Mode; Normal Mode; Bi-Directional; EPP Mode DMA 0; DMA 3; Disabled Diskette Controller Enabled; Disabled PCIC I/O Address: Fixed(3E0); Disabled C o n f i g u r i n g Y o u r L i f e B o o k 4 0 0 S e r i e s Default Bi-Directional DMA 3...

  • Page 72

    S e c t i o n T h r e e Figure 3-5 Audio Features Submenu P O I N T All I/O addresses in Table 3-4 are in hexadecimal. Audio Features Submenu The Audio Features Submenu allows you to set the address and interrupt features of the built- in audio functions.

  • Page 73

    Table 3-4 Default Settings for the Audio Features Submenu of the Advanced Menu. Parameter Options Audio Control 800h; 808h; 810h;818h Interface I/O: Audio Enabled; Disabled I/O Base Address 220h; 240h; 260h;280h IRQ Channel 5; 7;9; 10;11 1st DMA Channel 0; 1; 3 2nd DMA Channel 0;...

  • Page 74: Exiting From The Advanced Menu

    S e c t i o n T h r e e Figure 3-6 Video Features Submenu Video Features Submenu The Video Features Submenu fields are: Display: Selects where the video signal will be routed. The options are Simultaneous; Flat-Panel (built-in);CRT (external) and the default is Flat-Panel.

  • Page 75: Security Menu

    Security Menu The Sec u ri ty Menu all ows you to set up the data s ec u ri ty fe a tu res of your notebook to fit yo u r opera ting needs and to vi ew the current data s ec u ri ty con fig u ra ti on .

  • Page 76

    S e c t i o n T h r e e Supervisor Password is: Su pervi s or Pa s s word is a display - on ly fiel d . E n a bl ed is displayed wh en the sys tem su pervi- s or password is set and Di s a bl ed wh en it is not.

  • Page 77: Exiting From The Security Menu

    Fixed Disk Boot Sector: The Fixed Disk Boot Sector Field is used to set write protection for the sector of the boot disk which contains the operating system. When set to Write Protect BIOS will prevent any application from writing into the sector of the disk containing the operating system.

  • Page 78: Power Savings Menu

    S e c t i o n T h r e e P O I N T Power Savings parameters can also be set without entering the Setup Utility, through the Power Management Control Software. The Power Savings Menu fields are: SUS/RES Switch: Smart Power Savings: Power Savings:...

  • Page 79: Exiting From The Power Savings Menu

    customize the parameters you will be able to set this yourself. The options available vary from O , which has no inactivity shuto times from 1 minute to 16 minutes. Auto Suspend Time-out: The auto-suspend time-out parameter is the length of time without any I/O activity before your notebook goes into Suspend Mode.

  • Page 80

    S e c t i o n T h r e e Table 3-5 Power Savings Default Settings Parameter Maximum Battery Life Video Time-out 30 sec Hard Disk Time-out 30 sec Standby Time-out 1 min Auto Suspend Time-out 5 min Maximum Performance Custom 2 Minutes...

  • Page 81: Boot Menu - Selecting The Operating System Source

    Boot Menu – Selecting the Operating System Source: The Boot Menu allows you to designate the order in which your notebook searches for an operating system when it boots up and to select C o n f i g u r i n g Y o u r L i f e B o o k 4 0 0 S e r i e s Figure 3-9 Boot Menu which parameters will be displayed during boot as well as whether to do automatic checks for...

  • Page 82: Exiting From The Boot Menu

    S e c t i o n T h r e e POSTErrors: The POST Errors field allows you to disable the display of error messages when the Power On Self Test finds problems. Floppy Check: The Floppy Check Field entry enables or disables the system from checking what kind of floppy disk is installed e very time it boots up.

  • Page 83: Setting Up Your Save-to-disk File Allocation

    1. Go to the MS-DOS prompt. (In Windows 95 go to the Start Menu and select MS-DOS Prompt.) 2. Type CD C:\Fujitsu...

  • Page 84

    1.Go to the MS-DOS prompt. (In Windows 95 go to the Start Menu and select MS-DOS Prompt.) 2. Type CD C:\Fujitsu 3. Type P H D I S K / I N F O . 4. Press the Enter key.

  • Page 85

    S e c t i o n F o u r U s e r I n s t a l l a b l e F e a t u r e s RAM Module ....78 PC Cards .

  • Page 86: Section Four

    F o u r Section FOUR User Installable Features Your LifeBook 400 Series from Fujitsu has a number of user installable features: PC Card slots in the left side panel of your notebook allows you to install PC Cards o r IC memory cards (SRAM card) or Zoomed Video cards (Slot 0).

  • Page 87

    U s e r C A U T I O N Do not use the keys to lift the keyboard. Keyboard Removal Tabs They could be damaged. C A U T I O N Be careful not to pinch the flat cable. C A U T I O N Do not attempt to install or remove a RAM Module if the notebook has been...

  • Page 88

    S e c t i o n F o u r 8. Insert the RAM Module at a 45° angle. (Figure 4-2.) Press the connector edge of the module firmly down and into the connector. 9. Press the RAM Module down into the com- partment until it lodges under the retaining clip.

  • Page 89: Pc Cards

    Checking the Computer Recognition of New Memory Capacity When you have changed RAM capacity by adding or removing a RAM Module, be sure to check that your notebook has recognized all of the memory. When you turn the power on to your notebook for the first time after making the change check the display while the system is booting.

  • Page 90

    S e c t i o n F o u r Caring for PC Cards PC Cards are durable; however, you must treat them with care. The documentation supplied with the PC Card will provide specific informa- tion; however, you should pay attention to the following points: To keep out dust and dirt, store PC Cards in their protective sleeves when they are not...

  • Page 91

    C A U T I O N Installing or removing a PC Card while your notebook is in the process of going through the power on or power off sequence may damage the card and/or your notebook 3. Insert the PC Card in the card slot, with the product name label facing up.

  • Page 92: Installing A Theft Prevention Lock

    S e c t i o n F o u r Installing a Theft Prevention Lock A physical security system lock can be installed on the right side of your notebook. (See Figure 1-7 on page 7 for the location of the lock slot.) Simply insert the key end of the security system in the slot, rotate 90 degrees and lock.

  • Page 93: Nickel Metal Hydride Battery Pack

    To Remove 3. Press firmly on the sides of the adapter con- nector next to the body of your notebook. 4. Pull the connector free. 5. Close the connector cover by tilting up and pressing until it latches. 6. Slide the release latch on the side of the Adapter toward the bottom of the Adapter.

  • Page 94: Multi-function Bay

    S e c t i o n F o u r To Install the Battery Pack 1. Save all files and close all applications. 2. Turn o the Power Switch and remove the AC Adapter. 3. With the battery con n ector tow a rd the back of your notebook align the tracks on the side of the battery with the groves in the side of the bay.

  • Page 95: Cd-rom Drive

    To Install or Remove a Device in the Multi-function Bay 1. Put your notebook into Suspend Mode. To Remove 2. Slide the release latch on the right side toward the bottom of your notebook. 3. Slide the module forward until the unit is clear of the chamber.

  • Page 96: Removable Floppy Disk Drive

    S e c t i o n F o u r Place the CD-ROM label side up with the hole in the center of the CD-ROM fitted onto the raised circle in the center of the tray. (See Figure 2-14 on page 34.) Close the tray.

  • Page 97: Installing Audio Input Devices

    4. Push the levers on the side of the docking device toward the back so that the ejector guides extend. 5. Carefully set your notebook on to the dock- ing device so that the guides gently push into the holes in the bottom of your notebook. (See Figure 1-9 on page 8.) 6.

  • Page 98

    S e c t i o n F i v e T r o u b l e s h o o t i n g Identifying the Problem... . 92 Specific Problems .

  • Page 99: Section Five

    8. If you have tried the solutions suggested in Specific Problems without success, contact your support representative, toll free 1-800- 8FUJITSU (1-800-838-5487), FAX 1-800- 935-1789,E-mail 8fujitsu@fpc.fujitsu.com, Web Site http://www.8fujitsu.com. Before you place the call, you should have the following information ready so that the cus-...

  • Page 100: Specific Problems

    If you are an experienced computer user you may find it useful. However, it is intended primarily to help your Fujitsu Support Representative better serve you. When you call for help your Support Representative may ask you to setup your note-...

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    S e c t i o n F i v e Problem You turn on your notebook and nothing seems to happen. Possible Cause 1. The Main Battery is completely discharged and there is no Power Adapter (AC or Auto) installed.

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    Problem T r o u b l e s h o o t i n g Possible Cause 3. The Battery is completely discharged and the power adapter (AC or Auto) has no power from the AC outlet or the car’s cigarette lighter. 4.

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    S e c t i o n F i v e Problem Possible Cause 5. Power Switch not actually in the On Position. 6. The Battery is faulty and there is no power adapter (AC or Auto) installed. 7. The battery is low. Possible Solution 5.

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    Problem Your notebook turns o all by itself. T r o u b l e s h o o t i n g Possible Cause 1. The Power Savings parameters are set for auto timeouts which are too short for your operating style.

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    S e c t i o n F i v e Problem Your notebook won’t work on battery alone. Possible Cause 1. The installed battery is dead. 2. No battery is installed. 3. The battery is improperly installed. 4. The installed battery is faulty. Possible Solution 1.

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    Problem The batteries seem to discharge too quickly. T r o u b l e s h o o t i n g Possible Cause 1. You are running an application which uses a great deal of power because of frequent hard disk access or CD-ROM access, use of a modem PC Card or of a LAN PC Card.

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    S e c t i o n F i v e Problem The built-in display is blank when you turn on your notebook. Possible Cause 1. Something is pushing on the Closed Cover Switch. (See Figure 1-5 on page 5.) 2.

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    Problem The display goes blank by itself after you have been using it. The Built-in Display does not close. The Built-in Display has bright or dark spots. T r o u b l e s h o o t i n g Possible Cause 1.

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    S e c t i o n F i v e Problem The application display uses only a portion of the screen and is surrounded by a dark band. The built-in keyboard does not seem to work. The mouse cursor seems to move of its own accord.

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    Problem Time and Date as shown in Windows 95 is not changing. The Suspend/Resume Button does not work. You have installed an external keyboard or mouse, and it does not seem to work. T r o u b l e s h o o t i n g Possible Cause 1.

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    S e c t i o n F i v e Problem You have connected an external keyboard or a mouse and it seems to locking up the system. You have connected an external monitor and it does not come on. Possible Cause 1.

  • Page 112: Power On Self Test Messages

    Problem The system powers up, and displays power on information, but fails to load the operating system. The power on information screen does not show the correct amount of installed RAM. T r o u b l e s h o o t i n g Possible Cause 1.

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    S e c t i o n F i v e Problem You cannot access the floppy disk. A card inserted in the PC Card slot does not work or is locking up the system. Possible Cause 1. Security is set to protect access to floppy disk data.

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    Problem You have installed a parallel-p ort device, or a serial-port device. Your notebook does not recognize the device, or the device does not seem to work properly. T r o u b l e s h o o t i n g Possible Cause 4.

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    S e c t i o n F i v e Problem There is no sound coming from the built-in speakers. An error message is displayed on the screen during your notebook turn on (boot) sequence. Possible Cause 5. The device and another device are assigned the same I/O address.

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    Problem Error Messages are displayed when the CD- ROM drive is not installed. Messages are: * CD-ROM Drive not ready, aborting i n s t a l l a t i o n * Device driver not found: ` O E M C D 0 0 1 ’ * No valid CDROM device drivers s e l e c t e d Notebook fails to recognize CD-ROM.

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    S e c t i o n F i v e Problem The CD-ROM Access Indicator on the Status Indicator Panel blinks at regular intervals when no CD is in the tray or the CD-ROM drive is not installed. Possible Cause 6.

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    Problem Your notebook appears to change setup para- meters when you start your notebook. An error message is displayed on the screen during the operation of an application. T r o u b l e s h o o t i n g Possible Cause 1.

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    S e c t i o n F i v e Power On Self Test Messages The following is an alphabetic list of error-and- status messages which Phoenix BIOS and/or the operating system can generate and an explan- ation of each message. Error messages are marked with an *.

  • Page 120

    memory test. Each 1 (one) in the map indicates a failed bit. This is a serious fault which might cause you to lose data if you continue. Contact your support representative. *Fixed Disk x Failure or Fixed Disk Controller Failure (where x = 1–4) Fixed disk is not work- ing or not configured properly.

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    S e c t i o n F i v e *Parity Check 1 nnnn Parity error found in the system bus.BIOS attempts to locate the address and display it on the screen. If it cannot locate the address,it displays ????. This is a potentially data destroying failure.

  • Page 122: Emergency Cd-rom Tray Release

    nnnn System RAM Passed Where nnnn is the amount of system RAM in kilobytes success- fully tested. *System timer error The timer test failed. The main clock that operates the computer is faulty. Requires repair of system board. Contact your support representative for repairs.

  • Page 123: Restoring Your Pre-installed Software From Cd-rom

    S e c t i o n F i v e Figure 5-2 Installing and Removing the Internal Hard Drive To Remove the Hard Drive: 1. Turn o your notebook using the Power Switch and remove any Power Adapter. 2. Remove the four screws from the Hard Drive Chamber in the bottom panel of your note- book.(Figure 5-2.) 3.

  • Page 124: Section Six

    S e c t i o n S i x C a r e a n d M a i n t e n a n c e Care and Maintenance ... 119 Caring for Your Notebook.

  • Page 125: Care And Maintenance

    Section SIX Care and Maintenance If you use your LifeBook 400 Series from Fujitsu carefully you will increase its life and reliability. This section provides some tips for looking after your notebook and the battery pack. Caring for Your Notebook Your notebook is a durable but sensitive elec- tronic device.

  • Page 126: Appendices

    A p p e n d i c e s S p e c i f i c a t i o n s a n d G l o s s a r y Appendix A Specifications ..122 Warranty .

  • Page 127: Appendix A Specifications

    Expansion Memory 8MB, 16MB, 32MB and 64MB EDO RAM Modules extend system memory up to 80MB; installable in a DIMM (dual-in-line memory module) slot under the keyboard. Fujitsu product numbers: 8MB, FPCEM01A. 16MB, FPCEM02A. 32MB, FPCEM03. 64MB, Third party only.

  • Page 128

    PS/2 compatible. Power Batteries One main nickel metal hydride battery pack, Fujitsu Model FPCBP07. Rechargeable,10.8V, 2250 mAh. Operating time of up to 2 hours. Rapid charge (notebook is in Suspend Mode or is O ) in approximately three (3) hours...

  • Page 129: Approvals

    CD and hard disk access) in approximately nine (9) hours or more. AC Adapter Autosensing 100-240V AC,45W, supplying 16V DC to the Notebook, Fujitsu Model FPCAC02 which includes an AC cable (Also supports FPCAC01A). Optional Auto Adapter Autosensing 12/24V DC supplying 16V DC to the Notebook, Fujitsu Model FPCCBA01A.

  • Page 130

    Port Replicator, Fujitsu Model FPCPR03. The Port Replicator provides connections for: RS232-C Serial Devices (COM Port). Parallel Devices (LPT Port). VGA/SVGA Monitor. Mouse (PS/2). Keyboard (PS/2). Optional Modem telephone line (RJ-11) (Remove for use with LifeBook 400 Series notebooks). The Port Replicator is powered from the AC Adapter, Fujitsu Model FPCAC02.

  • Page 131: Appendix B Glossary

    A p p e n d i c e s Appendix B Glossary AC Adapter A device which converts the AC voltage from a wall outlet to the DC voltage ne eded to power your notebook. Active-Matrix Display A type of technology for making flat-panel dis- plays which has a transistor or similar device for every pixel on the screen.

  • Page 132

    de s i gn a tes the re ading devi ce , similar to the head on a casset te recorder on ly mounted on a mov- a ble arm . An o t h er ad d ressing met h od is LBA . CMOS RAM Com p l em en t a ry metal ox i de sem i con du ctor ra n dom access mem ory.

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    A p p e n d i c e s DSTN Double Super Twisted Nematic. An LCD with an extra compensating layer between the main display and the rear polarizer which results in nearly pure black and white images. Electromagnetic Compatibility Program:a set of standards for communication and intercon- nection between electronic devices.

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    Interrupt Request. An acronym for the hard- ware signal to the CPU that an external event has occurred which needs to be processed. Kilobyte. Kilobyte 1,024 bytes (2 raised to the tenth power). Local Area Network. An interconnection of computers and peripherals within a single lim- ited geographic location which can pass pro- grams and data amongst themse lves.

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    A p p e n d i c e s Monaural A system using one channel to process sound from all sources. MPU-401 A standard for MIDI interfaces and connectors. Operating System A group of control programs that convert application commands,including driver programs,into the exact form required by a specific brand and model of microprocessor in order to produce the desired results from...

  • Page 136

    RAM Module A printed circuit card with memory and associ- ated circuitry which allows the user to add additional memory to a computer without special tools. Reset The act of reloading the operating system. A reset erases all information stored in RAM. Restart See Reset.

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    A p p e n d i c e s SVGA Super VGA. System Clock An oscillator of fixed precise frequency which synchronizes the operation of the system and is counted to provide time of day and date. Thin Film Transistor – A technology for flat display panels which uses a thin film matrix of transistors to control each pixel of the display screen individually.

  • Page 138: Index

    I n d e x...

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    I n d e x 24-hour clock ....71 AC Adapter ..2,9,18,22,25–26,92 Access Indicators ....19 Adjustment feet .

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    Clicking ....28 Closed Cover Switch ..6,100–101 CMOS..... 113 CMOS checksum.

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    Fn key ..... 31 Fujitsu Icon ....23 Full Duplex .

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    Initializing a disk ....33 Integrated Peripherals ... . . 61 Internal audio ....64–65 Internal Hard Drive .

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    I n d e x Parallel Interface Connector (LPT Port)..8 Parallel Port....61–62,107 Parallel Port Mode... . . 61,63 Parity Check .

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    RAM Expansion Module ... 79 RAM Module ..40,75,78–81, 105 Real time clock ....114 Recharging the Battery .

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    I n d e x Suspend/Resume....40,70 Suspend/Resume Button. . 4,18–20,22,37–38, 41,103 System Battery ....114 System Date .

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