Fujitsu Lifebook E8410 User Manual

Fujitsu Lifebook E8410 User Manual

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  • Page 1 User’s Guide Learn how to use your Fujitsu LifeBook E8410 notebook...
  • Page 2 Copyright and Trademark Information Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation has made every effort to ensure the accuracy and completeness of this document; however, as ongoing development efforts are continually improving the capabilities of our products, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the contents of this document.
  • Page 3 © Copyright 2007 Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be copied, reproduced, or translated, without prior written consent of Fujitsu. No part of this publication may be stored or transmitted in any electronic form without the written consent of Fujitsu.
  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS This unit requires an AC adapter to operate. Use only UL Listed I.T.E. Class II Adapters with an output rating of 19 VDC, with a current of 5.27 A (100 W). AC adapter output polarity: When using your notebook equipment, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and injury to persons, including the following: •...
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Fujitsu Contact Information ........10...
  • Page 7 Wireless Radio Emission Indicator ......26 Optical Drive Access Indicator ....... . . 26 Hard Drive Access Indicator .
  • Page 8 Fujitsu Driver Update Utility ........59...
  • Page 9 Lithium ion Battery..........65 Recharging the Batteries.
  • Page 10 Modem (RJ-11) Telephone Jack....... . . 90 Internal LAN (RJ-45) Jack ........91 Parallel Port .
  • Page 11 Caring for your LifeBook Notebook ......125 Cleaning your LifeBook notebook ....... 127 Storing your LifeBook notebook .
  • Page 12 Glossary ........... . . 145 Regulatory Information .
  • Page 13 Introducing the Optional Fingerprint Sensor Device ....189 Getting Started ..........190 Installing OmniPass .
  • Page 14: Preface

    Pages with additional information about a specific topic are cross-referenced within the text. For example: (“See Installation Procedure on page 43”.) On screen menu items appear in bold. Example: “Click Fujitsu Menu, and select your choice”. DOS commands you enter appear in Courier type. Example: “Shutdown the computer?”...
  • Page 15: Fujitsu Contact Information

    HE WARNING ICON HIGHLIGHTS INFORMATION THAT CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO EITHER YOU OOK NOTEBOOK Fujitsu Contact Information Service and Support You can contact Fujitsu Service and Support in the following ways: • Toll free: 1-800-8Fujitsu (1-800-838-5487) • E-mail: • Website:
  • Page 16 OU MUST HAVE AN ACTIVE INTERNET CONNECTION TO USE THE ONLINE Limited Warranty Your LifeBook notebook is backed by a Fujitsu International Limited Warranty. Check the service kit that came with your notebook for the Limited Warranty period and terms and conditions.
  • Page 17: Getting To Know Your Lifebook

    Chapter 1 Getting to Know Your LifeBook Overview This section describes the components of your Fujitsu LifeBook E8410 notebook. We strongly recommend that you read it before using your notebook – even if you are already familiar with notebook computers.
  • Page 18: Locating The Controls And Connectors

    Locating the Controls and Connectors Stereo Speaker Display Panel Quick Point Cursor Control Status Indicator Panel LifeBook Security/ Application Panel Power/Suspend/ Resume Button Stereo Speaker Wireless LAN/Bluetooth On/Off Switch IrDA Sensor Keyboard Memory Stick/SD Card Slot Display Panel Latch Button Touchpad Pointing Device LifeBook notebook with display open 13 - Getting to Know Your LifeBook...
  • Page 19: Top Components

    The following is a brief description of your LifeBook notebook’s top components. Display Panel The display panel is a color LCD panel with back lighting for the display of text and graphics. Status Indicator Panel The Status Indicator Panel displays symbols that correspond with a specific component of your LifeBook notebook.
  • Page 20 Display Panel Latch Button The display panel latch button is used to latch and unlatch the display. See “Opening the Display Panel” on page 50. Memory Stick/SD Card Slot The Memory Stick/SD card slot allows you to install a Memory Stick or a Secure Digital (SD) card for data storage.
  • Page 21: Left-Side Panel Components

    Microphone Jack Modem (RJ-11) Jack USB 2.0 Ports DC Power Jack Headphone/Optical Digital Audio Out Jack Left-Side Panel Components The following is a brief description of your LifeBook notebook’s left-side components. Microphone Jack The microphone jack allows you to connect an external mono microphone. See “Microphone Jack” on page 97.
  • Page 22 MAXIMUM SPEED OF RATE DEPENDS ON THE LINE CONDITIONS ACCORDANCE WITH OR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE MODEM FUJITSU COMPUTERS IEEE 1394 (4-pin) Jack The 4-pin 1394 jack is used to connect between your notebook and an IEEE 1394 peripheral such as a digital video camera.
  • Page 23 Smart Card Slot A dedicated Smart Card slot is provided on your notebook. Smart Cards are the same size and shape as credit cards, but they contain an integrated microprocessor chip. See “Smart Card Reader” on page 85. In order to use the embedded Smart Card Reader, you must purchase optional third-party software for installation.
  • Page 24: Right-Side Panel Components

    Anti-Theft Lock Slot LifeBook notebook right-side panel Right-Side Panel Components The following is a brief description of your LifeBook notebook’s right-side components. Anti-theft Lock Slot The anti-theft lock slot allows you to attach an optional physical lock down device. Flexible Bay The Flexible Bay can accommodate one of the following devices.
  • Page 25: Back Panel Components

    Anti-Theft Lock Slot Air Vents USB 2.0 Ports Parallel Port Serial Port Back Panel Components Following is a brief description of your LifeBook notebook’s back panel components. Anti-theft Lock Slot The anti-theft lock slot allows you to attach an optional physical lock down device. USB 2.0 Ports The USB 2.0 ports allow you to connect Universal Serial Bus devices.
  • Page 26 Serial Port The serial port allows you to connect serial RS-232 devices, such as serial printers or serial scanners. See “Serial Port” on page 48. Gigabit LAN (RJ-45) Jack The internal LAN (RJ-45) jack is used for an internal Gigabit (10Base-T/100Base-Tx/1000Base-T) Ethernet LAN connection.
  • Page 27: Bottom Components

    Air Vents LifeBook notebook bottom panel Bottom Components The following is a brief description of your LifeBook notebook’s bottom panel components. Memory Upgrade Compartment Your notebook comes with high speed Double Data Rate 2 Synchronous Dynamic RAM (DDR2 SDRAM). The memory upgrade compartment allows you to expand the system memory capacity of your notebook, thus improving overall performance.
  • Page 28 Air Vents The air vents allow air to circulate through the system to cool down the components. O PROTECT YOUR NOTEBOOK FROM DAMAGE AND TO OPTIMIZE SYSTEM PERFORMANCE KEEP ALL AIR ALL VENTS UNOBSTRUCTED PERIODIC CLEANING O NOT OPERATE THE NOTEBOOK IN AREAS WHERE THE AIR VENTS CAN BE OBSTRUCTED TIGHT ENCLOSURES OR ON SOFT SURFACES LIKE A BED OR CUSHION Lithium ion Battery Bay The battery bay contains the internal Lithium ion battery.
  • Page 29: Status Indicator Panel

    Identifier AC Adapter Status Indicator Panel The Status Indicator displays symbols that correspond with a specific component of your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook. These symbols tell you how each of those components are operating. Power Indicator The Power indicator symbol states whether your system is operational. It has several different states, each of which tells you the mode your notebook is in.
  • Page 30: Ac Adapter Indicator

    • Flashing: This means that your notebook is in Suspend mode. • Steady Off: This means that your notebook is either in Save-to-Disk mode, or it has been turned off. AC Adapter Indicator The AC Adapter indicator shows whether your notebook is operating from the AC adapter, Auto/Airline adapter or battery(s).
  • Page 31: Battery Charging Indicators

    Battery Charging Indicators Located to the left of each Battery Level indicator is a small arrow symbol. This symbol states whether that specific battery is charging. This indicator will flash if the battery is too hot or cold to charge. ATTERIES SUBJECTED TO SHOCKS DAMAGED Wireless Radio Emission Indicator...
  • Page 32: Hard Drive Access Indicator

    Hard Drive Access Indicator The Hard Drive Access indicator shows whether your internal hard drive is being accessed RIVE CCESS INDICATOR DOES NOT SHOW WHICH HARD DRIVE IS BEING ACCESSED PC Card Access Indicator The PC Card Access indicator shows whether or not your notebook is accessing a PC Card. The indicator will flash if your software tries to access a PC Card even if there is no card installed.
  • Page 33: Keyboard

    (surrounded by heavy line) Keyboard Using the Keyboard Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook has an integral 84-key keyboard. The keys perform all the standard functions of a 101-key keyboard, including the Windows keys and other special function keys. This section describes the following keys.
  • Page 34 characters and as numeric and mathematical keys. The ability to toggle between the standard character and numerical keys is controlled through the [NumLk] key. • Cursor keys: Your keyboard contains four arrow keys for moving the cursor or insertion point to the right, left, up, or down within windows, applications and documents.
  • Page 35 Function Keys Your LifeBook notebook has 12 function keys, F1 through F12. The functions assigned to these keys differ for each application. You should refer to your software documentation to find out how these keys are used. • The [Fn] key provides extended functions for the notebook and is always used in conjunction with another key.
  • Page 36: Touchpad Pointing Device

    Right Buttons Touchpad pointing device The Touchpad pointing device comes built into your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook. It is used to control the movement of the pointer to select items on your display panel. The Touchpad is composed of a cursor control, two left and right buttons, and a scrolling button. The cursor control works the same way a mouse does, and moves the cursor around the display.
  • Page 37: Clicking

  • Page 38: Double-Clicking

    Double-clicking means pushing and releasing the left button twice in rapid succession. This procedure does not function with the right button. To double-click, move the cursor to the item you wish to select, press the left button twice, and immediately release it. You can also perform the double-click operation by tapping lightly on the Touchpad twice.
  • Page 39: Scrolling

    Scrolling Using the Scrolling button allows you to navigate through a document quickly without using the window’s scroll bars. This is particularly useful when you are navigating through on-line pages. To use the Scrolling button, press the crescent shape at the top or bottom of the button to scroll up or down a page.
  • Page 40: Volume Control

  • Page 41: Flexible Bay Devices

    Flexible Bay Devices Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook contains a Flexible Bay. The Flexible Bay can house an optical drive, a Lithium ion battery, a modular second hard disk drive and a weight saver. Your Flexible Bay will have one of the following devices installed.
  • Page 42 OU SHOULD NEVER LEAVE YOUR EMPTY DUST OR FOREIGN MATTER MAY ACCUMULATE INSIDE THE NOTEBOOK Cold-swapping To cold-swap modular devices in your Flexible Bay follow these easy steps: Close any open files. Shut down your LifeBook notebook. Pull out the Flexible Bay release latch. This will push your device out slightly, allowing you to remove it.
  • Page 43: Lifebook Security/Application Panel

    LifeBook Security/Application Panel A unique feature of your LifeBook notebook is the Security/Application Panel that allows you to secure your notebook from unauthorized use. The Security/Application Panel also allows you to launch applications with the touch of a button when your system is on. If the security system is activated, upon starting your notebook or resuming from suspend mode the security system requires you to enter a password code using the buttons on the Security/Application Panel.
  • Page 44: Setting Up Your Lifebook Security Panel

    Setting up Your LifeBook Security Panel When you receive your LifeBook notebook, the security panel application is pre-installed without any passwords. The following sections provide detailed information on your security panel, and how to set, change or remove passwords. Numbered Buttons Use these buttons to enter your password.
  • Page 45 Depending upon your operating system, use the appropriate procedure below. Windows XP: Go to the Start menu. Click on Run. Type in: C:\Program Files\Fujitsu\Security Panel Application\Supervisor\FJSECS.EXE, then press [Enter] Follow the on-screen instructions to set the Supervisor password. Windows Vista: Go to the Start menu. Select All Programs.
  • Page 46: Operating Your Lifebook Security/Application Panel

    Setting User Password Windows XP: Go to the Start menu. Click on Programs. Click on Security Panel Application and Set User Password. Follow the on-screen instructions to set the user password Windows Vista: Go to the Start menu. Select All Programs. Select Security Panel Application and Set User Password.
  • Page 47: Precautions

    From Suspend State Press your Power/Suspend/Resume button. When the Security Indicator flashes, enter the password and press [Enter] button. The notebook should resume normal operation. Incorrect Password Entry If an invalid supervisor or user password is entered three times in succession, the system will “beep” for about one minute.
  • Page 48: Uninstalling The Security Panel Application

    You have two options when uninstalling the security panel application: • Uninstall the security panel application software. This will disable all security feature. • Uninstall the security panel application with password still active. This will not allow any changes to the password. Uninstalling the Security Panel Application Remove passwords when the User wants no password protection whatsoever and doesn’t want to give anybody the utility to set a password on their computer.
  • Page 49 You need to run FJSECS.exe first to set the supervisor password. Follow instructions under Setting Passwords on page 40. If you forget both passwords, contact Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation Service and Support at 1-800-8FUJITSU (1-800-838-5487). Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation charges a service fee for unlocking a password restricted LifeBook notebook.
  • Page 50: Launching Applications With The Security/Application Panel

    The security panel also enables you to launch applications with the touch of a button when your system is on. Pressing any of the buttons will launch a user-defined application. Your notebook is pre-installed with software utilities that let you operate and configure your LifeBook Security /Application Panel. These utilities are found in the Start menu, under Settings ->...
  • Page 51 would like to reconfigure – for example, Application A. Click on Browse from Start Menu, scroll down the list of applications, click on the application you wish to launch with this button, and then click OK. The button will now launch the new application. The Internet tab is different.
  • Page 52 To reactivate, follow the same procedure, except for step 4. Click on Activate Panel instead. VERY TIME YOU START INDOWS THE PPLICATION ANEL IS ACTIVATED EVEN IF YOU DEACTIVATED IT BEFORE YOU SHUT DOWN 47 - LifeBook Security/Application Panel...
  • Page 53: Power Sources

    Chapter 2 Getting Started with Your LifeBook DC Power Jack AC Adapter Connecting the AC Adapter Power Sources Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook has three possible power sources: a primary Lithium ion battery, an AC adapter or an optional Auto/Airline adapter.
  • Page 54: Connecting The Power Adapters

    The AC adapter or optional Auto/Airline adapter provides power for operating your notebook and charging the batteries. Connecting the AC Adapter Plug the DC output cable into the DC power jack of your LifeBook notebook. Plug the AC adapter into an AC electrical outlet. Connecting the Optional Auto/Airline Adapter Plug the DC output cable into the DC power jack on your notebook.
  • Page 55: Display Panel

    Display Panel Latch Display Panel Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook contains a display panel that is backlit for easier viewing in bright environments and maintains top resolution through the use of active-matrix technology. Opening the Display Panel Press the Display Panel latch in. This releases the locking mechanism, allowing you to raise the display.
  • Page 56: Adjusting Display Panel Brightness

    Once you have turned on your LifeBook notebook, you may want to adjust the brightness level of the screen to a more comfortable viewing level. There are two ways to adjust the brightness, by using the keyboard or the power management utility. Using the Keyboard Adjusting the brightness using the keyboard changes the setting only temporarily.
  • Page 57: Starting Your Lifebook Notebook

    Starting Your LifeBook Notebook Power On Power/Suspend/Resume Button The Power/Suspend/Resume button is used to turn on your LifeBook notebook from its off state. Once you have connected your AC adapter or charged the internal Lithium ion battery, you can power on your LifeBook notebook.
  • Page 58: Boot Sequence

    Each time you power up or restart your notebook, it goes through a boot sequence which displays a Fujitsu logo until your operating system is loaded. During booting, your notebook is performing a standard boot sequence including a Power On Self Test (POST). When the boot sequence is completed without a failure and without a request for the BIOS Setup Utility, the system displays the operating system’s opening screen.
  • Page 59: Bios Setup Utility

    Turn on or restart your LifeBook notebook. To enter the BIOS Setup Utility, press the [F2] key once the Fujitsu logo appears on the screen. This will open the main menu of the BIOS Setup Utility with the current settings displayed.
  • Page 60: Booting The System

    When you turn on your notebook for the first time, it will display a Fujitsu logo on the screen. If you do nothing the system will load the operating system, and then the Windows Welcome will begin.
  • Page 61: Starting Windows Vista The First Time

    HE FIRST TIME YOU INITIALIZE YOUR APPROXIMATELY TWO MINUTES BOX WILL APPEAR MPORTANT URING THE SETUP PROCEDURE BUTTONS OR USE ANY PERIPHERAL DEVICES SUCH AS A MOUSE In order to ensure that you receive the most benefits from the Windows Vista operating system, it should be registered the first time you use it.
  • Page 62: Starting Windows Xp The First Time

    Windows will then boot up for the first time. As noted above, the first time you initialize your Windows Vista system, the screen will be blank for approximately two minutes. This is normal. During this period, do not disconnect the power supply, press any buttons, or use any peripheral devices such as mouse, keyboard, or remote control.
  • Page 63: Registering Your Lifebook Notebook With Fujitsu

    Registering Your LifeBook notebook with Fujitsu You can register your LifeBook by going to our website at: You will need to be set up with an Internet Service Provider (ISP) to register online. Installing Click Me!
  • Page 64: Fujitsu Driver Update Utility

    Your system has a convenient tool called the Fujitsu Driver Update (FDU) utility. With FDU, you can choose to automatically or manually go to the Fujitsu site to check for new updates for your system. For more information about the FDU utility, refer to “Automatically Downloading Driver Updates”...
  • Page 65: Power Management

    Power Management Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook has many options and features for conserving battery power. Some of these features are automatic and need no user intervention, such as those for the internal modem. However, others depend on the parameters you set to best suit your operating conditions, such as those for the display brightness.
  • Page 66 • Pressing the Power/Suspend/Resume button when your system is turned on. • Selecting Standby from the Windows Shut Down menu. • Timing out from lack of activity. • Allowing the battery to reach the Dead Battery Warning condition. Your notebook’s system memory typically stores the file on which you are working, open application information, and any other data required to support operations in progress.
  • Page 67: Hibernation (Save-To-Disk) Feature

    The Hibernation feature saves the contents of your notebook’s system memory to the hard drive as a part of the Suspend/Resume mode. You can enable or disable this feature. Enable or Disable the Hibernation Feature Windows Vista: The default settings are not enabled. To enable or disable the Hibernation feature follow these steps: From the Start menu, select Control Panel.
  • Page 68: Restarting The System

    If your system is on and you need to restart it, be sure that you use the following procedure. Windows Vista: Click the Start button, and then move the mouse over the right arrow. Select the desired action from the list. Windows XP: Click the Start button, and then click Shut Down.
  • Page 69 operations and turn off power in the proper sequence to avoid errors. The proper sequence is: Click the Start button, and then click Shut Down. Select the Shut Down option from within the Windows Shut Down dialog box. Click OK to shut down your notebook. If you are going to store your notebook for a month or more see Care and Maintenance Section.
  • Page 70: Lithium Ion Battery

    Chapter 3 User-Installable Features Lithium ion Battery Your LifeBook notebook has a Lithium ion battery that provides power for operating your notebook when no external power source is available. The battery is durable and long lasting, but should not be exposed to extreme temperatures, high voltages, chemicals or other hazards.
  • Page 71: Recharging The Batteries

  • Page 72 SING HEAVY CURRENT DEVICES SUCH AS THE MODEM OR FREQUENT ACCESSES MAY PREVENT CHARGING COMPLETELY Low Battery State When the battery is running low, a low battery notification message will appear. If you do not respond to the low battery message, the batteries will continue to discharge until they are too low to operate. When this happens, your notebook will go into Standby mode.
  • Page 73: Replacing The Battery

    Shorted Batteries The Status Indicator panel uses a symbol inside the battery outline of the Battery Level indicator to display the operating level available in that battery. If this display shows a Shorted Battery, it means the battery is damaged and must be replaced so it does not damage other parts of your LifeBook notebook.
  • Page 74 Battery Bay Release Latches Battery Pack Removing a Battery Follow steps 3 through 6 in “Cold Swapping Batteries”. F THE ITHIUM ION BATTERY CONNECTOR IS NOT FULLY SEATED YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO USE YOUR NOTEBOOK OR CHARGE YOUR BATTERY 69 - Lithium ion Battery...
  • Page 75: Optical Drive

    Optical Drive There is a variety of media available to use with your system, depending upon the system configuration you have selected. Multi-Format DVD Writers, DVD/CD-RW Combo drives, and DVD-ROM drives are collectively known as “optical drives”. DVD-R and DVD-RW discs hold up to 4.7 GB of data (DVD-R discs used with Multi-Format Dual- Layer DVD writer hold up to 8.5 GB).
  • Page 76: Media Player Software

    NSTALL YOUR MEDIA PLAYER SOFTWARE BEFORE FIRST USING THE MEDIA DRIVES EFER TO THE APPLICABLE README FILE ON THE Media Player Software Dual-Layer Multi-Format DVD Writer model only: With the Dual-Layer Multi-Format DVD Writer and media player software you can play DVD movies and music CDs on your LifeBook notebook. The media player includes controls which allow you to take full advantage of the features of a DVD movie, as well as standard features such as fast forward, fast reverse, pause, etc.
  • Page 78: Removing Media

    Removing Media Push and release the eject button on the front of the optical drive. This will stop the drive and the holder tray will come out of the LifeBook notebook a short distance. Gently pull the tray out until the disc can easily be removed from the tray. Carefully remove the media disc from the holder tray.
  • Page 79: Emergency Optical Drive Tray Release

    If for some reason the eject button fails, you can open the media tray with a paper clip or similar tool inserted into the eject hole in the right side of the front of the tray. Straighten one side of a paper clip and push it gently into the hole.
  • Page 80 Starting a DVD Movie (DVD Models only) Insert the DVD into the optical drive of the notebook. If the CD AutoRun feature activates, skip Step 2. The first time you insert a movie into the DVD/CD-RW tray, you will be prompted to select what you want the system to do when discs are inserted (e.g., start automatically or wait for a prompt).
  • Page 81: Using Media Player On Battery Power

  • Page 82 Restart your media player, locate and skip to the chapter of the movie you were last watching. Continue watching your DVD movie. OME SHORTER COMPLETE THEM OPERATING THE OPTICAL DRIVE CANNOT BE GUARANTEED MOVIES MAY NOT REQUIRE YOU TO SWAP BATTERIES OR ATTACH OWEVER IT IS BEST TO BE PREPARED SINCE ACTUAL BATTERY LIFE WHILE 77 - Optical Drive...
  • Page 83: Memory Stick/Secure Digital Cards

    SD Card Memory Stick Installing a Memory Stick or SD Card Memory Stick/Secure Digital Cards Your LifeBook notebook supports Memory Sticks and Secure Digital (SD) cards, on which you can store and transfer data to and from a variety of digital devices. These cards use flash memory architecture, which means they don’t need a power source to retain data.
  • Page 84: Installing Memory Stick/Sd Cards

    Memory Stick and SD Cards are installed in the Memory Stick/SD Card slot. To install an Memory Stick or SD Card, follow these steps NSTALLING OR REMOVING A SHUTDOWN OR BOOTUP PROCESS MAY DAMAGE THE CARD AND O NOT INSERT A CARD INTO A SLOT IF THERE IS WATER OR ANY OTHER SUBSTANCE ON THE CARD AS YOU MAY PERMANENTLY DAMAGE THE CARD See your specific card manual for instructions on the installation of your card.
  • Page 85: Pc Cards/Expresscards

    ExpressCard Slot (top slot only) PC Card Slot (bottom slot only) Eject Buttons Installing/Removing PC Card PC Cards/ExpressCards™ Your LifeBook notebook supports Type I and Type II PC Cards and ExpressCards , which can perform a variety of functions depending on which type of card you install. You can install one or two cards at a time, depending on its type.
  • Page 86: Installing Pc Cards

  • Page 87: Removing Pc Cards

    See your PC Card manual for specific instructions on removing your card. Some cards may require your notebook to be in Standby Mode or Off during removal. • INDOWS HAS A SHUTDOWN PROCEDURE FOR . (R CARD EVIEW YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT PROCEDURE REMOVE DEVICES USING THE •...
  • Page 88: Installing Expresscards

    There are two different width ExpressCards: 34 mm and 54 mm. The connector inside the slot is located on the left-hand side of the slot. If you insert a 34 mm card, be sure to align it with the left side of the slot when inserting it.
  • Page 89: Removing Expresscards

    that your notebook is off while installing them. To install an ExpressCard, follow these steps: Make sure there is no ExpressCard currently in the slot. If there is, see Removing ExpressCards. If the eject button is extended, press it in until it clicks. Insert your ExpressCard into the slot with the product label facing up.
  • Page 90: Smart Card Reader

    Smart Card Reader A dedicated Smart Card Reader is provided on your notebook. Smart Cards are the same size and shape as credit cards, but they contain an integrated microprocessor chip. The chip can hold a variety of information, and provides you with many possible options, such as allowing you to make secure purchases, pay for phone calls, store security information, and provide personal identification and information.
  • Page 91: Memory Upgrade Module

    Memory Upgrade Module Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook comes with a minimum of 256 MB of high speed Double Data Rate Synchronous Dynamic RAM (DDR2-667 SDRAM) factory installed. To increase your notebook’s memory capacity, you may install an additional memory upgrade module. The memory upgrade must be a dual-in-line (DIMM) SDRAM module.
  • Page 92 Opening the Memory Upgrade Compartment Insert the memory upgrade module at a 45° angle. Press the connector edge of the module firmly down and into the connector until it lodges under the retaining clip. You’ll hear a click when it is properly in place. Replace the cover and reinstall the screws.
  • Page 93: Removing A Memory Upgrade Module

    Perform steps 1 through 4 of Installing a Memory Upgrade Module. Pull the clips sideways away from each side of the memory upgrade module at the same time. While holding the clips out, remove the module from the slot by lifting it up and pulling it away from your notebook.
  • Page 94: Checking The Memory Capacity

    Checking the Memory Capacity Once you have changed the system memory capacity by replacing the installed module with a larger one, be sure to check that your notebook has recognized the change. Windows XP: Check the memory capacity by clicking [Start] -> Settings -> Control Panel, then double-clicking the System icon.
  • Page 95: Modem (Rj-11) Telephone Jack

    Device Ports Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook and the optional Port Replicator come equipped with multiple ports to which you can connect external devices including: disk drives, keyboards, modems, printers, etc. Modem (RJ-11) Telephone Jack The modem (RJ-11) telephone jack is used for an internal modem. To connect the telephone cable follow these easy steps: Align the connector with the port opening.
  • Page 96: Internal Lan (Rj-45) Jack

    Uncheck the Mute box under Phone Balance. Windows Vista: Select [Start] -> Control Panel. Select Classic View in the left pane. Double-click Phone and Modems. You may initially need to enter your area code in order to open the Phone and Modem Options window.
  • Page 97: Parallel Port

    Parallel Port The parallel port, or LPT port, located on the system and on the optional Port Replicator, allows you to connect parallel devices, such as a printer to your notebook. In order to connect a parallel interface device follow these easy steps: Align the connector with the port opening.
  • Page 98: Serial Port

    The serial port, or COM port, located on the system and on the optional Port Replicator allows you to connect serial devices, such as printers or scanners. In order to connect a serial interface device follow these easy steps: Align the connector with the port opening. Push the connector into the port until it is seated.
  • Page 99 The Universal Serial Bus 2.0 ports (USB) allow you to connect USB devices such as external game pads, pointing devices, keyboards and/or speakers. There are four USB 2.0 ports on your notebook: two on the left side and two on the rear. In order to connect a USB device follow these steps: Align the connector with the port opening.
  • Page 100: Infrared Port

    The Infrared IrDA (4Mbps) port allows for wireless data transfer between your notebook and other IrDA-compatible devices, such as another computer or a printer, without the use of a cable. The infrared port is located on the front of the system, adjacent to the wireless LAN switch It is important to keep in mind that while carrying out this form of communication, both devices must be placed so their infrared ports are directly facing each other without obstruction.
  • Page 101: Headphone Jack

    Align the connector with the port opening. Push the connector into the port until it is seated. Connecting an IEEE 1394 Device Headphone Jack The headphone jack allows you to connect headphones or powered external speakers to your notebook. Your headphones or speakers must be equipped with a 1/8” (3.5 mm) stereo mini-plug. In order to connect headphones or speakers follow these easy steps: Align the connector with the port opening.
  • Page 102: Microphone Jack

    The microphone jack allows you to connect an external mono microphone. Your microphone must be equipped with a 1/8”(3.5 mm) mono mini-plug in order to fit into the microphone jack of your notebook. In order to connect a microphone follow these easy steps: Align the connector with the port opening.
  • Page 103 Connecting an External Video Device 98 - Device Ports...
  • Page 104: Troubleshooting

    Chapter 4 Troubleshooting Your LifeBook Troubleshooting There may be occasions when you encounter simple setup or operating problems that you can solve on the spot, or problems with peripheral devices that can be solved by replacing the device. The information in this section helps you isolate and resolve some of these straightforward issues and identify failures that require service.
  • Page 105 If you have tried the solutions suggested in the Troubleshooting Table without success, contact your support representative: Toll free: 1-800-8Fujitsu (1-800-838-5487) E-mail: Web site: Before you place the call, you should have the following information ready so that the customer support representative can provide you with the fastest possible solution: • Product name •...
  • Page 106: Troubleshooting Table

    Using the Troubleshooting Table When you have problems with your LifeBook notebook, try to find the symptoms under the Problem column of the troubleshooting table for the feature giving you difficulty. You will find a description of common causes for that symptom under the column Possible Cause and what, if anything, you can do to correct the condition under Possible Solutions.
  • Page 107: Audio Problems

    Device Configuration menu. See “BIOS Setup Utility” on page 54. The Audio Driver may be installed or reinstalled by using the Driv- ers and Applications CD that came with your Fujitsu LifeBook. Refer to your application and operating system documentation for help.
  • Page 108: Port Replicator Problems

    Problem Possible Cause LifeBook notebook fails to Optical drive tray is not recognize DVD/CD- latched shut. RW/CD-ROM’s. (continued) Incorrect DVD Player or no DVD Player soft- ware is installed. Wrong drive designator was used for the disc in the application. DVD/CD-RW/CD-ROM is dirty or defective.
  • Page 109: Floppy Disk Drive Problems

    Problem Possible Cause Floppy Disk Drive Problems You cannot access your You tried to write to a optional external floppy write protected floppy disk. disk. Disk is not loaded cor- rectly. The floppy disk drive may not be properly installed. Security is set to protect access to floppy disk data.
  • Page 110: Memory Problems

    Problem Possible Cause You have installed an exter- Your external device is nal keyboard or mouse, and not properly installed. it does not seem to work. Your operating system software is not set up with correct software driver for that device. You have connected an Your operating system external keyboard or a...
  • Page 111 Problem Possible Cause Parallel, Serial, and USB Device Problems You have installed a parallel The device is not prop- port device, a serial port erly installed. device or a USB device. The device may have Your LifeBook notebook been installed while an does not recognize the application was running, device, or the device does...
  • Page 112 Problem Possible Cause A card inserted in the PC Your software may not Card or ExpressCard slot have the correct soft- does not work or is locking ware driver active. up the system. You may have the (continued) wrong I/O address selected for your card device.
  • Page 113 Problem Possible Cause You turn on your LifeBook The Power adapter (AC notebook and nothing or auto/airline) has no seems to happen. power from the AC out- let, airplane seat jack, (continued) or the car’s cigarette lighter. The Power adapter (AC or auto/airline) is faulty.
  • Page 114 Problem Possible Cause Your LifeBook notebook will No batteries are not work on battery alone. installed. (continued) The batteries are improperly installed. Your installed batteries are faulty. The batteries seem to You are running an discharge too quickly. application that uses a lot of power due to fre- quent hard drive access or optical drive access,...
  • Page 115 Close all applications and try the button again. Set the operating source by pressing the [ESC] key while the Fujitsu logo is on screen or use the [F2] key and enter the setup utility and adjust the source settings from the Boot menu. See “BIOS Setup Utility”...
  • Page 116 Problem Possible Cause Your system display won’t You have installed the turn on when the system is LifeBook/Security Appli- turned on or has resumed. cation panel. Video Problems The built-in display is blank The notebook is set for when you turn on your Life- an external monitor Book notebook.
  • Page 117 Problem Possible Cause The display goes blank by The power manage- itself after you have been ment timeouts may be using it. set for very short inter- vals and you failed to notice the display come (continued) on and go off again. Your display won’t turn on The system may be when the system is turned...
  • Page 118 Problem Possible Cause The Display is dark when The Power Manage- on battery power. ment utility default is set on low brightness to conserve power. You have connected an Your BIOS setup is not external monitor and it does set to enable your exter- not display any information.
  • Page 119 The following is an alphabetic list of error-and-status messages that Phoenix BIOS and/or your operating system can generate and an explanation of each message. Error messages are marked with an *. If an error message is displayed that is not in this list, write it down and check your operating system documentation both on screen and in the manual.
  • Page 120 *Fixed Disk x Failure or Fixed Disk Controller Failure (where x = 1-4) The fixed disk is not working or not configured properly. This may mean that the hard drive type identified in your setup utility does not agree with the type detected by the Power On Self Test. Run the setup utility to check for the hard drive type settings and correct them if necessary.
  • Page 121 *Keyboard error nn BIOS discovered a stuck key and displays the scan code for the stuck key. You may have to replace your keyboard but may be able to use an external keyboard until then. Contact your support representative. *Monitor type does not match CMOS – Run SETUP Monitor type not correctly identified in Setup.
  • Page 122 *Press <F1> to resume, <F2> to SETUP Displayed after any recoverable error message. Press the [F1] key to continue the boot process or the [F2] key to enter Setup and change any settings. *Previous boot incomplete – Default configuration used Previous Power On Self Test did not complete successfully.
  • Page 123 *System CMOS checksum bad – run SETUP BIOS CMOS RAM has been corrupted or modified incorrectly, perhaps by an application program that changes data stored in BIOS memory. Run Setup and reconfigure the system. *System RAM Failed at offset: nnnn System memory failed at offset nnnn of in the 64k block at which the error was detected.
  • Page 124: Emergency Media Player Drive Tray Release

    Emergency Media Player Drive Tray Release If for some reason the eject button fails, you can open the DVD/CD-ROM tray with a paper clip or similar tool inserted into the eject hole in the far right side of the front of the tray. Straighten one side of a paper clip and push it gently into the hole.
  • Page 125: Restoring Your Pre-Installed Software

    ARE NOT ON THE THE THIRD To re-install drivers and/or applications: Boot up the system and insert the DAR CD after Windows has started. A Fujitsu Installer screen is displayed after the CD is inserted. After reading the License Agreement, click [I agree].
  • Page 126: Restoring The Factory Image

  • Page 127 Changing priority from BIOS Setup utility: Start your system and press the [F2] key when the Fujitsu logo appears. You will enter the BIOS Setup Utility. Press the [Enter] key or the left mouse button when the Fujitsu logo appears. The TrustedCore Menu will appear.
  • Page 128: Automatically Downloading Driver Updates

    Your system has a convenient tool called the Fujitsu Driver Update (FDU) utility. With FDU, you can choose to automatically or manually go to the Fujitsu site to check for new updates for your system. The FDU icon should appear in the system tray at the bottom right of your screen (roll the cursor over the icons to find the correct one).
  • Page 129 Show update history Brings up a screen that displays a history of updates that have been made via the FDU. About Fujitsu Driver Update Displays the FDU version number and copyright information Fujitsu Driver Update Readme Displays the FDU readme.
  • Page 130: Caring For Your Lifebook Notebook

    Chapter 5 Care and Maintenance Caring for your LifeBook Notebook If you use your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook carefully, you will increase its life and reliability. This section provides some tips for looking after the notebook and its devices. • •...
  • Page 131 If your notebook will not boot after it has dried out, call your support representative. • Do not use your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook in a wet environment (near a bathtub, swimming pool). • Always use the AC adapter and batteries that are approved for your notebook.
  • Page 132: Storing Your Lifebook Notebook

    In addition, a faulty battery might damage your LifeBook. • Store your Fujitsu LifeBook in a cool, dry location. Temperatures should remain between 13ºF (-25ºC) and 140ºF (60ºC). Traveling with your LifeBook notebook •...
  • Page 133 • When traveling with the hard drive removed, wrap the drive in a non-conducting materials (cloth or paper). If you have the drive checked by hand, be ready to install the drive if needed. Never put your hard drive through a metal detector. Have your hard drive hand-inspected by security personnel.
  • Page 134: Batteries

    Caring for your Batteries • Always handle batteries carefully. • Do not short-circuit the battery terminals (that is, do not touch both terminals with a metal object). Do not carry lose batteries in a pocket or purse where they may mix with coins, keys, or other metal objects.
  • Page 135: Media Care

    Caring for your Floppy Disks • Avoid using the floppy disks in damp and dusty locations. • Never store a floppy disk near a magnet or magnetic field. • Do not use a pencil or an eraser on a disk or disk label. •...
  • Page 136 • If a media disc is subjected to a sudden change in temperature, cold to warm condensation may form on the surface. Wipe the moisture off with a clean, soft, lint free cloth and let it dry at room temperature. DO NOT use a hair dryer or heater to dry media discs. •...
  • Page 137: Pc Cards/Expresscards

    PC Cards/ExpressCards Caring for your Cards PC Cards and ExpressCards are durable, but you must treat them with care. The documentation supplied with your card will provide specific information, but you should pay attention to the following points: • To keep out dust and dirt, store cards in their protective sleeves when they are not installed in your LifeBook notebook.
  • Page 138: Specifications

    Chapter 6 System Specifications Specifications This section provides the hardware and environmental specifications for your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook. Specifications of particular configurations will vary. Configuration Label The configuration label located on the bottom of your notebook contains specific information regarding the options you’ve chosen for your notebook.
  • Page 139: Chipset

    Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processors (Refer to the system label to determine the speed of your processor). Chipset • Intel GM965 or Intel PM965 (depending upon system configuration) • I/O Controller Hub 8 Mobile (ICH8-M) Memory System Memory • DDR2-667 MHz SDRAM dual-channel memory module. •...
  • Page 140: Audio

    • Internal: 1680 x 1050 pixel resolution, 16M colors • External: 1600 x 1200 pixel resolution, 16M colors • Simultaneous: 1600 x 1200, 16M colors Video RAM • Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 video graphics. Up to 384 MB shared video memory using Dynamic Video Memory Technology (DVMT), or, •...
  • Page 141: Features

    • Optional Integrated Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN • Optional Bluetooth device for wireless personal area network communication Optional WebCam Optional 1.3 megapixel digital camera. Trusted Platform Module The LifeBook E8410 has a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) installed for added system security. 136 - System Specifications...
  • Page 142: Device Ports

    LifeBook Security/Application Panel Button Label Button Function Application A Application B Internet E-Mail Application Launcher Defaults Theft Prevention Lock Two lock slots for use with security restraint systems. Device Ports On the LifeBook notebook: • PC Card slot for one Type I or Type II card: PCMCIA Standard 2.1 with CardBus support •...
  • Page 143 • One modular modem (RJ-11) connector • One LAN (RJ-45) connector • Docking port (100-pin, to dock with port replicator) • One stereo headphone jack or one stereo headphone/line-out jack, depending upon system configuration. (See Audio specifications) • One mono microphone jack or one stereo microphone/line-in jack, depending upon system configuration.
  • Page 144: Power

    Built-in keyboard with all functions of 101 key PS/2 compatible keyboards. • Total number of keys: 84 • Function keys: F1 through F12 • Feature extension key: Fn • Two Windows keys: one Start key, one application key • Key pitch: 19 mm •...
  • Page 145: Dimensions And Weight

    Operating: 20% to 85%, relative, non-condensing Non-operating; 8% to 85%, relative, non-condensing Altitude Operating: 10,000 feet (3,048 m) maximum Popular Accessories For ordering or additional information on Fujitsu accessories please visit our Web site at or call 1-800-FUJITSU. 140 - System Specifications...
  • Page 146: Pre-Installed Software

    • CyberLink PowerProducer • Google Desktop • Google Tool Bar • Google Picasa • OmniPass Fingerprint application • Fujitsu Driver Update utility • Microsoft Office Small Business Edition 2007 (60-day free trial) • Microsoft Works 8.5 • Evernote 141 - System Specifications...
  • Page 147 Tutorials All operating systems and most application software have tutorials built into them upon installation. We highly recommend that you step through the tutorial before you use an application. Manuals Included with your notebook you will find manuals for your installed operating system and other pre- installed software.
  • Page 148 The Fujitsu Driver Update (FDU) utility is pre-installed on your system. With FDU, you can choose to automatically or manually go to the Fujitsu site to check for new updates for your system. See “Automatically Downloading Driver Updates” on page 123.
  • Page 149 Operating System Options Depending upon your system, one of the following operating system configurations will be installed: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition With Microsoft Works 8.5 and Microsoft Office 60-day trial (Small Business Edition 2007) Microsoft Windows Vista Business Edition With Microsoft Works 8.5 and Microsoft Office 60-day trial (Small Business Edition 2007) Microsoft Works 8.5 Microsoft Works 8.5 is a software suite containing the basic tools to write letters and reports, track...
  • Page 150: Glossary

    Glossary AC Adapter A device which converts the AC voltage from a wall outlet to the DC voltage needed to power your LifeBook notebook. Access point Wireless network device used to bridge wireless and wired network traffic. ACPI Advanced Configuration and Power Interface Active-Matrix Display A type of technology for making flat-panel displays which has a transistor or similar device for every pixel on the screen.
  • Page 151 ADSL Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line. Technology for transporting high bit-rate services over ordinary phone lines. Accelerated Graphics Port. Graphics port specifically designed for graphics-intensive devices, such as video cards and 3D accelerators. Auto/Airline Adapter A device which converts the DC voltage from an automobile cigarette lighter or aircraft DC power outlet to the DC voltage needed to power your LifeBook notebook.
  • Page 152 An electrical circuit which passes data between the CPU and the sub-assemblies inside your LifeBook notebook. Byte 8 bits of parallel binary information. Cache Memory A block of memory built into the micro-processor which is much faster to access than your system RAM and used in specially structured ways to make your overall data handling time faster.
  • Page 153 COM Port Abbreviation for communication port. This is your serial interface connection. Command An instruction which you give your operating system. Example: run a particular application or format a floppy disk. Configuration The combination of hardware and software that makes up your system and how it is allocated for use. Cathode Ray Tube.
  • Page 154 DIMM Dual-in-line memory module. Disk A spinning platter of magnetic data storage media. If the platter is very stiff it is a hard drive, if it is highly flexible it is a floppy disk, if it is a floppy disk in a hard housing with a shutter it is commonly called a diskette.
  • Page 155 Disk Operating System (MS-DOS is a Microsoft Disk Operating System). Driver A computer program which converts application and operating system commands to external devices into the exact form required by a specific brand and model of device in order to produce the desired results from that particular equipment.
  • Page 156 Floppy Disk A spinning platter of magnetic data storage media which is highly flexible. Gigabyte. One billion bytes. Hard drive A spinning platter of magnetic data storage media where the platter is very stiff. Input/Output. Data entering and leaving your notebook in electronic form. I/O Port The connector and associated control circuits for data entering and leaving your notebook in electronic form.
  • Page 157 IEEE802.11g Wireless LAN standard that supports a maximum data rate of 54 Mbps. 802.11g devices operate in the 2.4 GHz ISM band. Infrared Light just beyond the red portion of the visible light spectrum which is invisible to humans. Infrastructure A name of a wireless LAN configuration.
  • Page 158 An abbreviation for infrared. IrDA Infrared Data Association. An organization which produces standards for communication using infrared as the carrier. Interrupt Request. An acronym for the hardware signal to the CPU that an external event has occurred which needs to be processed. Kilobyte.
  • Page 159 MAC Address Media Access Control Address. A unique physical address of a network card. For Ethernet, the first three bytes are used as the vendor code, controlled and assigned by IEEE. The remaining three bytes are controlled by each vendor (preventing overlap), therefore, every Ethernet card is given a unique physical address in the world, being assigned with a different address from other cards.
  • Page 160 Maximum Transmission Unit The maximum data size that can be transferred at a time through the Internet or other networks. You can set a smaller MTU size to obtain successful communication, if you have difficulty transferring data due to the fact that the maximum size is too large. Network key Data that is used for encrypting data in data communication.
  • Page 161 Partition A block of space on a hard drive which is set aside and made to appear to the operating system as if it were a separate disk, and addressed by the operating system accordingly. PCMCIA PCMCIA is a trademark of the Personal Computer Memory Card International Association. The Personal Computer Memory Card International Association is an organization that sets standards for add-in cards for personal computers.
  • Page 162 Program An integrated set of coded commands to your computers telling your hardware what to do and how and when to do it. Protocol Procedures and rules use to send and receive data between computers. - Method of sending and receiving data - Process used to handle communication errors Conditions required for communication are organized in procedures for correct transfer of information.
  • Page 163 Read Only Memory. A form of memory in which information is stored by physically altering the material. Data stored in this way can not be changed by your notebook and does not require power to maintain it. SDRAM Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory. Serial Port A connection to another device through which data is transferred one bit at a time on a single wire with any other wires only for control of the device not for transfer of data.
  • Page 164 Status Indicator A display which reports the condition of some portion of your hardware. On your LifeBook notebook this is an LCD screen just above the keyboard. Stereo (audio) A system using two channels to process sound from two different sources. Subnet mask TCP-IP network is controlled by being divided into multiple smaller networks (subnets).
  • Page 165 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. Underwriters Laboratories – An independent organization that tests and certifies the electrical safety of devices.
  • Page 166: Regulatory Information

    Regulatory Information Notice Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Fujitsu could void this user’s authority to operate the equipment. FCC NOTICES Notice to Users of Radios and Television This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limit for class B digital devices, pursuant to parts 15 of the FCC Rules.
  • Page 167 If trouble is experienced with this equipment, for repair or warranty information, please refer to the manual or contact Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation, Customer Service. If the equipment is causing harm to the telephone network, the telephone company may request that you disconnect the equipment until the problem is resolved.
  • Page 168 to party line service is subject to state tariffs. (Contact the state public utility commission, public service commission or corporation commission for information). If your home has specially wired alarm equipment connected to the telephone line, ensure the installation of this computer does not disable your alarm equipment. If you have any questions about what will disable alarm equipment, consult your telephone company or a qualified installer.
  • Page 169 Repairs to telecommunication equipment should be made by a Canadian authorized maintenance facility. Any repairs or alterations not expressly approved by Fujitsu or any equipment failures may give the telecommunication company cause to request the user to disconnect the equipment from the telephone line.
  • Page 170 Les réparations de l’équipement de télécommunications doivent être effectuées par un service de maintenance agréé au Canada. Toute réparation ou modification, qui n’est pas expressément approuvée par Fujitsu, ou toute défaillance de l’équipement peut entraîner la compagnie de télécommunications à exiger que l’utilisateur déconnecte l’équipement de la ligne téléphonique.
  • Page 171: Fcc Regulatory Information

    Appendix A: WLAN User’s Guide FCC Regulatory Information Please note the following regulatory information related to the optional wireless LAN device. Regulatory Notes and Statements Wireless LAN, Health and Authorization for use Radio frequency electromagnetic energy is emitted from Wireless LAN devices. The energy levels of these emissions, however, are far much less than the electromagnetic energy emissions from wireless devices such as mobile phones.
  • Page 172 Regulatory Information/Disclaimers Installation and use of this Wireless LAN device must be in strict accordance with the instructions included in the user documentation provided with the product. Any changes or modifications made to this device that are not expressly approved by the manufacturer may void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by unauthorized modification of this device, or the substitution or attachment of connecting cables and equipment other than those specified by the manufacturer.
  • Page 173 ICES 003 B / NMB 003 B. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesirable operation. Modifications not expressly authorized by Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation may invalidate the user's right to operate this equipment.
  • Page 174: Before Using The Optional Wireless Lan

    Before Using the Optional Wireless LAN This manual describes the procedures required to properly set up and configure the optional integrated Wireless LAN Mini-PCI device (referred to as "WLAN device" in the rest of the manual). Before using the WLAN device, read this manual carefully to ensure it's correct operation. Keep this manual in a safe place for future reference.
  • Page 175: Wireless Lan Modes Using This Device

    Wireless LAN Modes Using this Device Ad Hoc Mode "Ad Hoc Mode" refers to a wireless network architecture where wireless network connectivity between multiple computers is established without a central wireless network device, typically known as Access Point(s). Connectivity is accomplished using only client devices in a peer-to-peer fashion. That is why Ad Hoc networks are also known as peer-to-peer networks.
  • Page 176 Access Point (Infrastructure) Mode Infrastructure mode refers to a wireless network architecture in which devices communicate with wireless or wired network devices by communicating through an Access Point. In infrastructure mode, wireless devices can communicate with each other or with a wired network. Corporate wireless networks operate in infrastructure mode because they require access to the WLAN in order to access services, devices, and computers (e.g., file servers, printers, databases).
  • Page 177: Deactivating/Disconnecting The Wlan Device

    How to Handle This Device The WLAN device is an optional device that may come pre-installed in your mobile computer. Under normal circumstances, it should not be necessary for you to remove or re-install it. The Operating System that your mobile computer comes with has been pre-configured to support the WLAN device. •...
  • Page 178: Disconnection Using The Icon In The Taskbar

    The WLAN device can be deactivated quickly and efficiently by toggling the Wireless On/Off Switch to the Off position. The Wireless On/Off switch has no effect on non-Wireless LAN models. WLAN Switch Wireless LAN On/Off Switch Location Disconnection Using the Icon in the Taskbar Note that disconnecting via the icon in the system tray does not turn off the radio;...
  • Page 179: Configuring The Wireless Lan

    Configuring the Wireless LAN The optional WLAN device can be configured to establish wireless network connectivity using the software that is built into Windows Vista. Support for most industry standard security solutions is contained in this software. Pre-defined parameters will be required for this procedure. Please consult with your network administrator for these parameters: Configuring the WLAN Using Windows Vista Click the Start button, then select Control Panel.
  • Page 180 Using Intel PROSet Software This section explains the procedure to properly configure the WLAN device in a system using Windows XP using the Intel PROSet Software. Pre-defined parameters will be required for this procedure. Please consult with your network administrator for these parameters: Network Name - Also known as the SSID Network Key (WEP) - Required if using static WEP keys.
  • Page 181: Connection To The Network

    Select Open, Shared, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, WPA-Personal, or WPA2-Personal in the Network Authentication options. Select either None, WEP, CKIP (if Enable Cisco Client eXtentions is enabled, use CKIP or WEP), or TKIP for the data encryption. If WEP is selected, select either 64 or 128-bit for the Encryption Level. Select the key index 1, 2, 3 or 4.
  • Page 182 Setting TCP/IP To change the setting of the IP address, you need to be logged in from Windows as an administrator. Click the [Start] button first and then [Control Panel]. If the Control Panel is in Category view, switch to Classic view by clicking “Switch to Classic View” under Control Panel the left frame.
  • Page 183 Confirming the computer and work group names To modify the computer name and/or the work group name, you need to be logged in from Windows as an administrator. Click the [Start] button, then [Control Panel]. If the Control Panel is in Category view, switch to Classic view by clicking “Switch to Classic View” under Control Panel the left frame.
  • Page 184 Setting the sharing function Set the sharing function to make file and/or printer sharing with other network-connected personal computers valid. This operation is not required unless the sharing function is to be used. The folder and printer for which the sharing function has been set will be usable from any personal computer present on the network.
  • Page 185 Setting the file-sharing function Procedure for setting the file-sharing function follows, with “work” folder in drive C: as an example. Click the [Start] button first and then [My Computer]. Double-click [Local disk (C:)]. Right-click the “work” folder (or whichever folder you want to share), and then click [Sharing and Security...] in the menu displayed.
  • Page 186 Setting the printer-sharing function when Network Setup Wizard has been executed is suggested on the screen. For the wireless LAN, however, since security is guaranteed by entry of the network name (SSID) and the network key, the steps to be taken to set the printer-sharing function without using Network Setup Wizard are laid down below.
  • Page 187 Click [Open Intel PROSet for Wireless]. The Intel PROSet for Wireless window opens. Contained within the General tab and the Details section (accessed by pressing the [Details] button), you will find the current operating status of the radio. (When the radio is turned off or the computer is not yet connected, some of the conditions will not be displayed.) •...
  • Page 188: Troubleshooting The Wlan

    Troubleshooting the WLAN Troubleshooting Causes and countermeasures for troubles you may encounter while using your wireless LAN are described in the following table. Problem Possible Cause Unavailable Incorrect network network name (SSID) or connection network key Weak received signal strength and/or link quality The WLAN device has been...
  • Page 189 Problem Possible Cause Unavailable RF interference from network Access Points or connection other wireless networks (continued) Wireless network authentication has failed Incorrectly configured network settings Incorrect IP address configuration 184 - Appendix A: WLAN User’s Guide Possible Solution The use of identical or overlapping RF channels can cause interference with the operation of the WLAN device.
  • Page 190: Wlan Specifications

    WLAN Specifications Specifications Item Type of network Transfer rate Active frequency Typical operating distances** Number of channels Security Maximum recommended number of computers to be connected over wireless LAN (during ad hoc connection) Specification The Intel PRO/Wireless 4965AGN Network Connections WLAN device conforms to IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b/g, and 802.11n (draft-compliant), Wi-Fi based*.
  • Page 191 * “Wi-Fi based” indicates that the interconnectivity test of the organization which guarantees the interconnectivity of wireless LAN (Wi-Fi Alliance) has been passed. ** The communication ranges shown above will increase or decrease depending on factors such as number of walls, reflective material, or interference from external RF sources.
  • Page 192: Using The Bluetooth Device

    Using the Bluetooth Device The Integrated Bluetooth module (EYTF3CSFT) is an optional device available for Fujitsu mobile computers. What is Bluetooth Bluetooth technology is designed as a short-range wireless link between mobile devices, such as laptop computers, phones, printers, and cameras. Bluetooth technology is used to create Personal Area Networks (PANs) between devices in short-range of each other.
  • Page 193 Users are not authorized to modify this product. Any modifications invalidate the warranty. This equipment may not be modified, altered, or changed in any way without signed written permission from Fujitsu. Unauthorized modification will void the equipment authorization from the FCC and Industry Canada and the warranty.
  • Page 194: Introducing The Optional Fingerprint Sensor Device

    Appendix B: Fingerprint Sensor Device Introducing the Optional Fingerprint Sensor Device Your system may have an optional fingerprint sensor device below the Touchpad, between the left and right buttons. This also serves as a scroll button. FINGERPRINT SENSOR CAN BE USED FOR SCROLLING SENSOR THE SAME AS YOU WOULD USE A SCROLL BUTTON Fingerprint sensor LTHOUGH THE SYSTEM MAY HAVE A FINGERPRINT SENSOR IN PLACE OF A SCROLL BUTTON...
  • Page 195: Getting Started

    • Log onto Windows • Resume from standby mode • Cancel a password-protected screen saver • Log into homepages that require a username and password After you have “enrolled” - or registered - your fingerprint, you can simply swipe your fingertip over the sensor for the system recognize you.
  • Page 196 • The Softex program group in the Programs group of the Start menu System Requirements The OmniPass application requires space on your hard drive; it also requires specific Operating Systems (OS’s). The minimum requirements are as follows: • Windows XP Professional operating system •...
  • Page 197 Verifying Information about OmniPass After you have completed installing OmniPass and restarted your system, you may wish to check the version of OmniPass on your system. To check the version information of OmniPass: From the Windows Desktop, double-click the key-shaped OmniPass icon in the taskbar (usually located in the lower right corner of the screen), Click the Start button, select Settings, and click Control Panel (if you are using Windows XP you will see the Control Panel directly in the Start menu;...
  • Page 198: User Enrollment

    Follow the directions to uninstall the OmniPass application. Once OmniPass has finished uninstalling, reboot your system when prompted. User Enrollment Before you can use any OmniPass features you must first enroll a user into OmniPass. Master Password Concept Computer resources are often protected with passwords. Whether you are logging into your computer, accessing your email, e-banking, paying bills online, or accessing network resources, you often have to supply credentials to gain access.
  • Page 199 HE ENROLLMENT PROCEDURE ASSUMES YOU HAVE NO HARDWARE AUTHENTICATION DEVICES OR ALTERNATE STORAGE LOCATIONS THAT YOU WISH TO INTEGRATE WITH SUCH FUNCTIONALITY Basic Enrollment The Enrollment Wizard will guide you through the process of enrolling a user. Unless you specified otherwise, after OmniPass installation the Enrollment Wizard will launch on Windows login.
  • Page 200 Enrolling a Fingerprint Enrolling a fingerprint will increase the security of your system and streamline the authentication procedure. You enroll fingerprints in the OmniPass Control Center. With an OmniPass user logged in, double- click the system tray OmniPass icon. Select the User Settings tab and click Enrollment under the User Settings area.
  • Page 201: Using Omnipass

    You are now ready to begin using OmniPass. Used regularly, OmniPass will streamline your authentications. Password Replacement You will often use the password replacement function. When you go to a restricted access website (e.g., your bank, your web-based email, online auction or payment sites), you are always prompted to enter your login credentials.
  • Page 202 Remembering a Password OmniPass can remember any application, GUI, or password protected resource that has a password prompt. Using the following procedure, you can store a set of credentials into OmniPass. These credentials will then be linked to your “master password” or fingerprint. Go to a site that requires a login (username and password), but do not log in yet.
  • Page 204 Logging into Windows with a Fingerprint Device When logging into Windows with a fingerprint device, the fingerprint capture window will now appear next to the Windows Login screen. Place your enrolled fingertip on the sensor to authenticate. You will be simultaneously logged into Windows and OmniPass. The capture window will also appear if you have used Ctrl-Alt-Del to lock a system, and the fingerprint device can be used to log back in as stated above.
  • Page 205 The two check boxes in Manage Passwords govern whether OmniPass prompts you to authenticate or directly logs you into the remembered site. OmniPass will overwrite an old set of credentials for a website if you attempt to use Remember Password on an already remembered site. The exception to the above rule is when resetting the Windows password.
  • Page 206 [Apply] to ensure the settings are saved. If you log in to OmniPass with a fingerprint device, you will automatically be logged in to the default identity for that OmniPass user. You can choose the identity with which you are logging in if you login using "master password". Choosing User Identity during Login To choose your identity during login, type your username in the User Name: field.
  • Page 207 This section gives an overview of both the Export/Import function and the OmniPass Control Center. Exporting and Importing Users OU CANNOT IMPORT A USER INTO ENROLLED IN Using OmniPass Control Center, you can export and import users in and out of OmniPass. The export process backs up all remembered sites, credentials, and enrolled fingerprints for an OmniPass user.
  • Page 208 protected. This user profile does NOT contain any of your encrypted data files. Importing an OmniPass User Profile To import an OmniPass user open the OmniPass Control Center, and click Import/Export User under Manage Users. Click Imports a new user into OmniPass and then select OmniPass Import/Export File (*.opi) and click Next.
  • Page 209: Omnipass Control Center

    This section will serve to explain functions within the OmniPass Control Center that weren’t explained earlier. You can access the OmniPass Control Center any of three ways: • Double-click the golden OmniPass key shaped icon in the Windows taskbar (typically in the lower- right corner of the desktop) •...
  • Page 210 User Settings The User Settings tab has four interfaces: Audio Settings, Taskbar Tips, and Enrollment. User settings allow users to customize OmniPass to suit their individual preferences. Under User Settings (Audio Settings and Taskbar Tips) you can set how OmniPass notifies the user of OmniPass events (e.g., successful login, access denied, etc.).
  • Page 211 You cannot use OmniPass to create Windows users. You must first create the Windows user, and you will need administrative privileges to do that. Once the Windows user is created, you can add that user to OmniPass using the same username and password Cannot add Windows users to OmniPass If you experience difficulties adding a Windows user to OmniPass, you may need to adjust your local security settings.
  • Page 212 If you are having difficulties due to the first reason, you will need to update OmniPass with your changed Windows account password. Click Update Password and you will be prompted with a dialog to reconfirm your password. Enter the new password to your Windows user account and click OK. If the error persists, then it is unlikely the problem is due to your Windows user account password changing.
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    Index About This Guide adapter indicator plug adapters Anti-theft lock slot Application Panel Auto/Airline Adapter Automatically Downloading Driver Updates Battery alarm care charging indicator cold-swapping conserving power dead faulty increasing life level indicators lithium ion battery problems recharging replacing shorted Standby mode BIOS guide...
  • Page 214 OmniPass Flexible Bay cold-swapping devices eject lever installing Modular Multi-Format DVD Writer removing Fujitsu Contact Information Fujitsu Driver Update utility Fujitsu LifeBook storing traveling Function Key Hard Disk Drive access indicator problems Headphone Jack Hibernation Feature disable/enable...
  • Page 215 Infrared Port Installing Internal LAN Jack IrDA IrDA port Keyboard cursor keys function keys numeric keypad problems windows keys LAN (RJ-45) Jack LifeBook Security Application Panel buttons configuring deactivating deactivating and activating launching applications operating passwords uninstalling LifeBook Security/Application Panel Media Player care Control Panel...
  • Page 216 PC Card access indicator care problems slot PC Cards removing Pointing Device See Touchpad Port Replicator connector problems Power AC adapter Auto/Airline adapter failure indicator management problems sources Power Management Power On Self Test Power/Suspend/Resume Button Pre-Installed Software Adobe Acrobat Reader Google Toolbar manuals Registration...
  • Page 217 Universal Serial Bus Ports Unpacking problems USB 2.0 Ports Volume control Warranty Windows keys Application key Start keys Wireless LAN Before Using the Wireless LAN Specifications Troubleshooting using Intel PROSet software...

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