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  • Page 1

    . We disclaim liabi l i ty for errors , om i s s i on s , or futu re ch a n ge s . LifeBook is a trademark of Fujitsu PC Corporation. The following are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation:IBM,IBM PC AT, IBM PS/2.

  • Page 2: Fcc Notices

    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. FCC Notices Notice to Users of Radios and Television These limits are de s i gn ed to provi de re a s on a ble pro tec- ti on against harmful interferen ce in a re s i den tial instal- l a ti on .

  • 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 Center by Fujitsu.

  • Page 5

    Warranty ....LifeBook 420D Specifications ..Approvals ....

  • Page 6: Preface

    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, has a built-in color display, a CD-ROM drive and brings the computing power of desktop personal computers (PCs) to a portable environment.

  • Page 7

    L i f e B o o k 4 0 0 S e r i e s f r o m F u j 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 Se with both Fujitsu Third Party Opt...

  • Page 8

    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 diVer in actual use. Messages displayed by your LifeBook 400 Series appear in Courier type.

  • Page 9

    S e c t i o n 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 10: 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 11: Overview Of Features

    Once you have checked and confirmed that your notebook system is complete, connect the AC Adapter and follow the instructions on page 9 to accept the conditions for using the LifeBook 400 Series and for selecting the oper- ating system you will use. When you have com- pleted that setup process please complete and send in your registration card.

  • Page 12: Component Identification

    S e c t i o n O n e Component Identification For detailed specifications refer to Appendix A on pages 120–123. 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.

  • Page 13

    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 Keyboard Removal Tab L i f e B o o k 4 0 0 S e r i e s f r o m F u j Display Latch...

  • Page 14

    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 because misuse can result in data loss. (See the Power Savings Menu of the BIOS Setup Utility on page 68 for more information.) Closed Cover Switch...

  • Page 15

    PS/2 keyboard, mouse, or numeric keypa DC Power Input Connector The DC Power Input Connector allows you t plug in the Fujitsu AC Adapter or the option Fujitsu Auto Adapter. Theft Prevention Lock Slot This is a slot that allows you to attach a phy lock down device.

  • Page 16

    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.

  • Page 17: 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 is not charged when you purchase your note-...

  • Page 18: 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.

  • Page 19

    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 on s 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 20

    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 21: User Registration

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

  • Page 22: 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 tutorials built-in. 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 diVerent machine, an earlier version of the application, or with a similar product.

  • Page 23: Section Two

    Status Indicator Panel... . . 17 Power Center by Fujitsu ... 20 Power On ....21 Special Operating System Features .

  • Page 24: Using Your Lifebook 400 Series From Fujitsu

    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 LifeBook 400 Series and their use. Opening the Unit Lifting the latch releases the cover and allows your notebook to be opened.Lift the display...

  • Page 25: Status Indicator Panel

    C A U T I O N Do not operate the CD-ROM drive o r attempt to open the tray unless your notebook is sitting on a flat surface and the adjustment feet are folded against the bottom of your notebook. Using a CD- ROM drive when it is not level may dam- age the drive or prevent proper operation.

  • Page 26

    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 27

    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 28: Power Center By Fujitsu

    Lk/Num Lk key. Deactivate the mode the same way that you activated it. This indicator is inac- tive if you are using an external keyboard. Power Center by Fujitsu Your notebook desktop has multiple power items. There is a Power Bar which automatically...

  • Page 29: Power On

    The Power Bar icons allow you to go into Suspend Mode or Save-to-Disk Mode and to select power management features as well as accessing help screens. The AC Mode PM Setup allows you to set Power Savings parameters which your notebook will use whenever a power adapter is providing power.

  • Page 30: Special Operating System Features

    To learn about these iconssee 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 31: Power Ov

    Using the Fujitsu Icon The Fu j i t su Icon has produ ct regi s tra ti on form s and instru cti on s , ch a n ge of ad d ress inform a ti on and form s , con t act inform a ti on including tel e-...

  • Page 32: Restarting The System

    S e c t i o n T w o Remove any CD and/or floppy disk. Turn o your notebook using the Power Switch. Close the notebook lid. Disconnect the AC Adapter. Remove the battery and store it separately in a cool dry place.

  • Page 33: Batteries

    This indicator changes as the battery level changes. Battery 0 is the Nickel Metal Hydride Battery Pack.(Figure 2-3 on page 17.) You can also check the Fujitsu Power Center. The battery is recharged internally using the AC Adapter or Auto Adapter. To recharge the bat-...

  • Page 34

    S e c t i o n T w o arrow is displayed just to the left of the battery icon on the Status Indicator. The percentage charge is also shown inside the Battery Icon. (Figure 2-4 on page 18.) The ch a r ging time from fully disch a r ged is up to a pprox i m a tely 3 hours wh en your notebook is O or in Su s pend Mode.

  • Page 35: Integrated Touchpad Pointing Device

    O n ce your notebook goes into De ad Ba t tery Su s pend Mode you wi ll be unable to re su m e opera ti on until you provi de a source of power ei t h er from an AC Ad a pter, or an opti onal Auto Ad a pter.

  • Page 36

    S e c t i o n T w o P O I N T The left (primary) mouse button f u n c t i o n s can also be perf o rmed with your fin g e r on the To u c h P a d.

  • Page 37: Using The Keyboard

    Dragging D ra gging means sel ecting an item with the poi n ting curs or, and while keeping the left (pri- m a ry) poi n ting devi ce but ton depre s s ed ,m ov- ing the curs or to the de s i red loc a ti on ,t h en releasing the but ton .( F i g u re 2-8.) Dra gging can also be done on the To u ch Pad wi t h o ut use of the but ton –...

  • Page 38

    S e c t i o n T w o P O I N T When an external keypad is connected to your notebook the NumLock Mode enables the external keypad and disables the built-in keyboard numeric keypad. Figure 2-9 Numeric Keypad Function Cursor Keys The cursor keys are the four arrow keys on the keyboard which allow you to move the cursor...

  • Page 39: Floppy Disk Drive

    Pressing F5 while holding down the Fn key allows you to toggle between video compensa- tion and no compensation. (Video compensa- tion controls spacing on the display. When it is enabled,displays with less than 800 x 600 pixel resolution will still cover the entire screen.) Pressing F10 while holding down the Fn key allows you to change your selection of where to send the display video.

  • Page 40

    S e c t i o n T w o Figure 2-11 Loading/Ejecting a Floppy Disk 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 When there is no floppy disk in the drive,...

  • Page 41: Cd-rom Drive

    To prevent data stored on a floppy disk from being erased,slide the write protect tab on the floppy disk to open up the small hole. This makes the disk write-protected. When you want to write data to that disk,slide the write-protect tab the other way to close the small hole.

  • Page 42

    S e c t i o n T w o open the CD-ROM holder tray, the tray will come out a short distance. Gently pull the tray out until a CD-ROM can be easily placed in the tray. Make sure that the protective sheet that was in the tray when it was shipped has been removed.

  • Page 43: Hard Drive

    Care of CD-ROMs CD-ROMs are precision devices and will func- tion reliably if given reasonable care. Always store a CD-ROM in its case when it is not in use. When removing a CD-ROM from its case, press down on the holder’s center while lift- ing out the CD-ROM by its edges.

  • Page 44: Power-saving Modes

    - powered com p uters ,t h ere is a trade - o bet ween perform a n ce and power savi n gs . The Power Center by Fujitsu provides easy con- trol of the power saving parameters. From the...

  • Page 45

    Figure 2-16 Suspend/Resume Button 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.(Figure 2-16.) You can tell whether or not the system is in Suspend Mode by looking at the Power Indicator.

  • Page 46

    S e c t i o n T w o 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 47

    Your notebook’s RAM typically stores the file(s) on which you are working, the open applica- tion(s) and any other data required to support the operation(s) in progress. When the Save-to- 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.

  • Page 48: Video And Audio Functions

    S e c t i o n T w o C A U T I O N Save-to-Disk Mode cannot be used as f a c t o ry config u red if a RAM Module h a s been added because insufficient disk space has been allocated for the added memory.

  • Page 49: File Transfers

    Zoom Vi deo port (PCMCIA Slot 0) for full m o ti on vi deo accel era ti on via a third party su p- p l i er PCMCIA card. Figure 1-5 on page 5, and Figure 1-7 on page 7 show the positions of the external audio features.

  • Page 50

    P O I N T See the LapLink manual and application help screens for operating instructions for the LapLink application. The other appli- cations will also have help screens. C A U T I O N Do not move either device during communication as it may interrupt data transmission.

  • Page 51

    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 ....44 Identifying the Drives .

  • Page 52: Section Three

    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 securi- ty passwords and other operating parameters of your notebook.

  • Page 53: Bios Setup Utility

    Change the power savings parameter settings. (For a more convenient process, see the Power Center by Fujitsu on page 20.) Change a port address or other parameter. 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 Change an audio parameter setting.

  • Page 54: 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 55

    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 56: Main Menu - Setting System Parameters

    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 57

    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 Ti m e and D a t e can also be set fro m the operating system without using the Setup Utility.

  • Page 58

    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 59

    Table 3-1 Options and Defaults for the Main Menu Parameter Options Memory Cache [Disabled]; [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 [Enabled] 640KB...

  • Page 60

    S e c t i o n T h r e e 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 61

    Head: Sets the number of heads on the hard disk drive. This is a number between 1 and 16 which can be set by incrementing or typing in the number. Sectors/Track: Sets the number of sectors on the hard disk. This is a number between 0 and 63 which can be set by incrementing or typing in the number.

  • Page 62

    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 63

    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 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 *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 65: 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 66

    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 67

    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 68

    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 3F8, IRQ 4; 2F8, IRQ 3; 3E8,IRQ 4; 2E8, IRQ 3; Auto;...

  • Page 69

    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 ECP Mode DMA 3...

  • Page 70

    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 71

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

  • Page 72: 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);...

  • Page 73: 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 74

    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 75: 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 76

    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 Center Software. The Power Savings Menu fields are: SUS/RES Switch: Smart Power Savings: Power Savings:...

  • Page 77: Exiting From The Power Savings Menu

    will display the setting. If you choose to cus- tomize the parameters you will be able to se t this yourself. The options available vary from O , which has no inactivity shuto to 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...

  • Page 78

    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 15 min...

  • Page 79: Boot Menu - Selecting The Operating System Source

    Boot Menu – Selecting the Operating System Source: The Boot Menu all ows you to de s i gn a te the order in wh i ch your notebook searches for an opera ti n g s ys tem wh en it boots up and to sel ect wh i ch para- 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 m eters wi ll be displayed du ring boot as well as...

  • Page 80: Exiting From The Boot Menu

    S e c t i o n T h r e e d i s p l ay of error messages wh en the Power On Sel f Test finds probl em s . F l oppy Ch eck : The F l oppy Ch eck F i eld en try en a bles or disabl e s the sys tem from ch ecking what kind of floppy disk is install ed every time it boots up.

  • Page 81: Setting Up Your Save-to-disk File Allocation

    Save-to-Disk function with the cur- rent memory configuration and how much unused space is available on the internal hard drive, do the following: 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 82

    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 83

    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 ....76 PCMCIA Cards .

  • Page 84: Section Four

    S e c t i o n F o u r Section FOUR User Installable Features Your LifeBook 400 Series has a number of user installable features: PCMCIA slots in the left side panel of your notebook allows you to install PCMCIA cards or IC memory cards (SRAM card) or Zoom Video cards (Slot 0).

  • Page 85

    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 86

    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 87: Pcmcia 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 88

    S e c t i o n F o u r Caring for PCMCIA Cards PCMCIA cardsare durable; however, you must treat them with care. The documentation sup- plied with the PCMCIA card will provide spe- cific information; however, you should pay attention to the following points: To keep out dust and dirt,store PCMCIA cards in their protective sleeves when they are...

  • Page 89

    C A U T I O N Installing or removing a 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 PCMCIA card in the card slot, with the product name label facing up.

  • Page 90: 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 91: 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 92: 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 the notebook align the tracks on the side of t h e b a t tery with the groves in the side of the bay.

  • Page 93: 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 94: 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 2-11 on page 32.) Close the tray.

  • Page 95: 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 the notebook on to the docking device so that the guides gently push into the holes in the bottom of the notebook. (See Figure 1-9 on page 8.) 6.

  • Page 96

    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 ....76 PCMCIA Cards .

  • Page 97: Ram Module

    S e c t i o n F o u r Section FOUR User Installable Features Your LifeBook 400 Series has a number of user installable features: PCMCIA slots in the left side panel of your notebook allows you to install PCMCIA cards or IC memory cards (SRAM card) or Zoom Video cards (Slot 0).

  • Page 98

    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 99

    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 100: Pcmcia 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 101

    S e c t i o n F o u r Caring for PCMCIA Cards PCMCIA cardsare durable; however, you must treat them with care. The documentation sup- plied with the PCMCIA card will provide spe- cific information; however, you should pay attention to the following points: To keep out dust and dirt,store PCMCIA cards in their protective sleeves when they are...

  • Page 102

    C A U T I O N Installing or removing a 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 PCMCIA card in the card slot, with the product name label facing up.

  • Page 103: 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 104: 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 105: 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 the notebook align the tracks on the side of t h e b a t tery with the groves in the side of the bay.

  • Page 106: 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 107: 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 2-11 on page 32.) Close the tray.

  • Page 108: 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 the notebook on to the docking device so that the guides gently push into the holes in the bottom of the notebook. (See Figure 1-9 on page 8.) 6.

  • Page 109

    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... . 90 Specific Problems .

  • Page 110: 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 111: 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-...

  • Page 112

    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.

  • Page 113

    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.

  • Page 114

    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.

  • Page 115

    Setup Utility Power Savings Menu and adjust the timeout values to better suit your operation. (See the Power Savings Menu on pages 67-69, and Power Center by Fujitsu on page 20.) 2. Install a Power Adapter and then push the Resume Button.

  • Page 116

    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.

  • Page 117

    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 PCMCIA Card or of a PCMCIA LAN Card.

  • Page 118: Power On Self Test Messages

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

  • Page 119

    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.

  • Page 120

    S e c t i o n F i v e Problem The application display uses only a p ortion 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.

  • Page 121

    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.

  • Page 122

    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 123

    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.

  • Page 124: Caring For Your Notebook

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

  • Page 125

    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.

  • Page 126

    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 the notebook turn on (boot) sequence. Possible Cause 5. The device and another device are assigned the same I/O address.

  • Page 127

    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.

  • Page 128

    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.

  • Page 129

    Problem Notebook appears to change setup parameters 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.

  • Page 130: Power On Self Test Messages

    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 explana- tion of each message.Error messages are marked with an *.

  • Page 131

    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.

  • Page 132

    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 133: 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 134: 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 135: 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 ... 116 Caring for Your Notebook.

  • Page 136: Increasing Battery Life

    S i x 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 the notebook and the battery pack. Caring for Your Notebook The LifeBook 400 Series is a durable but sensitive electronic device.

  • Page 137

    Warranty ....120 LifeBook 420D Specifications ..120 Approvals ....122 Popular Accessories .

  • Page 138: Appendix A Specifications

    Your notebook is backed by a limited warranty in the US and includes toll-free technical support; call 1-800-8FUJITSU (1-800-838-5487.) Check your service guide for terms and conditions. Lifebook 420D Specifications Microprocessor Intel Pentium 54CSLM 120 MHz with L1 cache and PCI Bus Architecture. Memory System Memory 8MB EDO RAM.

  • Page 139

    External Mouse Support 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 Off) in approximately three (3) hours or more.

  • Page 140: 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 141

    Mini-Docking Station, Fujitsu Model FPCDS02. The Mini-Docking Station provides connec- tions for: RS232 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 LifeB ook Model 420D).

  • Page 142: 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 143

    s tored on a series cyl i n d rical dru m s . The head 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 .

  • Page 144

    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.

  • Page 145

    IrDA Infrared Data Association. An organization which produces standards for communication using infrared as the carrier. Interrupt Request. An acronym for the hard- ware signal to the CPU that an ext ernal event has occurred which needs to be processed. Kilobyte.

  • Page 146

    A p p e n d i c e s Operating System A group of control programs that convert application commands,including driver pro- grams,into the exact form required by a specif- ic brand and model of microprocessor in order to produce the desired results from that partic- ular equipment.

  • Page 147

    Reset The act of reloading the operating system. A reset erases all information stored in RAM. Restart See Reset. Resume To proceed after interruption. In a computer this refers to returning to active operation after having been in one of the suspension states. Read Only Memory.

  • Page 148

    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.

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    I n d e x...

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    I n d e x 1st DMA Channel ....62 2nd DMA Channel ....62 32 Bit I/O .

  • Page 151

    Block transfer ....53,55 Boot device ....45 Boot Menu ....72,103 Boot Sector Protection .

  • Page 152

    I n d e x Ctrl+Alt+De ....45 Ctrl+Alt+Del ....44 Cursor Keys .

  • Page 153

    Format a floppy disk ... . . 32 Fujitsu Icon....22-23 Fulfillment coupon ....13 Full Duplex .

  • Page 154

    I n d e x Get Default Values ....73 Glossary....124 Half Duplex .

  • Page 155

    Keyboard Removal Tabs ... . 6 Language ....11 LapLink ....41 LBA Mode Control .

  • Page 156

    I n d e x Nickel Metal Hydride Battery Pack ..9,22 25,83,116,121 Num Lk ....29 Number format ....11 Numeric keypad .

  • Page 157

    Power Center... . 20,25,36,68 Power Control Panel ... . . 49 Power Icon ....21 Power Indicator .

  • Page 158

    I n d e x Save-to-Disk ....39,74 Save-To-Disk File Allocation ..36,73 Save-to-Disk Mode. . . 18,21,36-39,66,69,99 SAVE2DSK.BIN ....39,74 ScrollLock Indicator .

  • Page 159

    Suspend Mode..18, 21,26,36-38, 69,80,99-100 Suspend Mode.To Install or Remove a Device in the ... . 84 Suspend/Resume Button..4,6,18-19,21, 23,36-38,40,68,101 SVGA .

  • Page 160

    I n d e x Windows 95 Setup....11 Windows 95 Shutdown Menu ..44 Windows auto insertion function ..108 Windows Control Panel .

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