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Mobile Laptop 900™
Model L3393, L3394
Motorola, Inc.
Commercial, Government and
Industrial Solutions Sector
All rights reserved
Owner's Manual
Part No.: DDN 7415


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  • Page 1 Mobile Laptop 900™ Model L3393, L3394 Motorola, Inc. Commercial, Government and Industrial Solutions Sector All rights reserved Owner’s Manual Part No.: DDN 7415...
  • Page 2 TRADEMARKS All brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. NOTE Information in this manual is subject to change without notice.
  • Page 3 Regulations Information Class B Regulations Federal Communications Commission Radio Frequency Interference Statement NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
  • Page 4 ML900 with an intended purpose and position of use either in a secured vehicle docking station or on the top of an office desk. Motorola strongly recommends using this product in a vehicle only when it is physically-secured in a lock or assured-stationary location as failure to do so may cause the product to cause harm in accidents or other conditions.
  • Page 5 About the Battery Caution Texts Concerning Lithium Batteries DANISH ADVARSEL! Lithiumbatteri – Eksplosionsfare ved fejlagtig håndtering. Udskiftning må kun ske med batteri af samme fabrikat og type. Levér det brugte batteri tilbage til leverandøren. NORWEGIAN ADVARSEL: Eksplosjonsfare ved feilaktig skifte av batteri. Benytt samme batteritype eller en tilsvarende type anbefalt av apparatfabrikanten.
  • Page 6 FRENCH ATTENTION: II y a danger d’ explosion s’ il y a remplacement incorrect de la batterie. Remplacer uniquement avec une batterie du même type ou d’ un type équivalent recommandé par le constructeur. Mettre au rebut les batteries usagées conformément aux instructions du fabricant.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Preface ..................v Chapter 1 Getting Started............. 1-1 Getting the Computer Running..........1-2 Unpacking ...............1-2 Connecting to AC Power ..........1-3 Opening the Cover............1-4 Turning On and Off the Computer ........1-5 Taking a Look at the Computer ..........1-6 Right-Side Components...........1-6 Left-Side Components .............1-7 Rear Components ............1-8 Front Components............1-10...
  • Page 8 Numeric Keypad ..............2-5 Euro Symbol..............2-6 Windows Keys..............2-6 Function Keys..............2-6 Fn Key................2-7 Hot Keys ................2-7 Using the Touchpad ..............2-9 Configuring the Touchpad ..........2-11 Using the Touchscreen (option) ..........2-12 Using the Hard Disk Drive...........2-13 Using the CD/DVD/Combo Drive........2-14 Installing the CD/DVD/Combo Drive......2-15 Inserting and Removing a CD........2-16 Using the Video Features.............2-17 Configuring the Display Modes........2-17...
  • Page 9 Chapter 4 Expanding Your Computer ......... 4-1 Connecting an External Monitor..........4-2 Connecting a USB Device .............4-3 Connecting a Serial Device............4-4 Connecting an IR Device............4-5 Connecting a Bluetooth-compliant Device (option) ....4-7 Connecting an IEEE 1394 Device ..........4-9 Connecting a Video Capture Device........4-10 System Memory Upgrade ............4-10 Chapter 5 Setup Configuration Utility (SCU).......
  • Page 10 Location Guidelines ............7-3 General Guidelines............7-3 Cleaning Guidelines............7-4 Battery Pack Guidelines ...........7-4 When Traveling ..............7-5 Chapter 8 Troubleshooting ..........8-1 Preliminary Checklist ............8-2 Solving Common Problems ..........8-3 Battery Problems..............8-4 CD/DVD/Combo Drive Problems ........8-4 Display Problems.............8-5 Fingerprint Recognition Problems ........8-7 Hardware Device Problems..........8-7 Hard Disk Drive Problems ..........8-7 Infrared Problems............8-8 Keyboard, Mouse, and Touchpad Problems.....8-8...
  • Page 11: Preface

    Preface This manual contains information that will help you operate the computer. It is divided into 8 chapters and an appendix. Chapter 1, Getting Started, takes you through the process of setting up the computer and identifying its external components. Chapter 2, Operating Your Computer, tells you how to use the computer’...
  • Page 12 Appendix B, Fingerprint Recognition System, provides information on using the system’ s fingerprint recognition system. Notational Conventions Throughout this manual, the following conventions are used to distinguish elements of text. NOTE: identifies additional information that requires special attention. CAUTION: identifies important information which, if not followed, may result in loss of data or damage to the computer.
  • Page 13: Chapter 1 Getting Started

    CHAPTER Getting Started Congratulations on purchasing this computer. This high performance notebook computer is especially designed for the practical applications of warehouses, automobiles, vehicles, public security, repairing, assisting the handicapped, and other demanding situations where conventional notebook computers just cannot measure This chapter first tells you step by step how to get the computer up and running.
  • Page 14: Getting The Computer Running

    Getting the Computer Running This section guides you through the procedures for getting the computer ready for operation. Unpacking After unpacking the shipping carton, you should find these standard items: Notebook computer Accessories: − AC adapter (100~240 VAC, 50/60 Hz) −...
  • Page 15 NOTE: Power Supply Cord: (optional) Detachable, minimum 1.5 m long. Listed, rated minimum 125 V, 7 A, having a 2/18 AWG, type SVT flexible cord. One end terminates with a parallel blade, molded-on, attachments plug with a 7 A, 125 V (NEMA 1-15P) configuration;...
  • Page 16: Opening The Cover

    CAUTION: When you disconnect the AC adapter, disconnect from the electrical outlet first and then from the computer. A reverse procedure may damage the AC adapter or the computer. When unplugging the connector, always hold the plug head. Never pull on the cord. NOTE: When the AC adapter is connected, it also charges the battery pack.
  • Page 17 3. Each time the computer is turned on, it performs a Power-On Self Test (POST), and the operating system such as Windows should start. Turning Off To turn off the computer power, use the “Shut Down” command of your operating system. NOTE: There are other ways you can stop the computer so that you will be back to where you left off when you next turn on the computer.
  • Page 18: Taking A Look At The Computer

    Taking a Look at the Computer This section identifies the external components of the computer and briefly describes the function of each component. NOTE: Depending on the model you purchased, the appearance of your computer may not exactly be the same as those shown in this manual. Right-Side Components Component Description...
  • Page 19: Left-Side Components

    Left-Side Components Component Description See Also IR Port Connects an IrDA-compliant device for wireless P. 4-5 data transfer. Connects a bluetooth-capable device for P. 4-5 Bluetooth Port (option) wireless data transfer. Connects an external microphone. P. 2-20 Microphone Connector Keyboard BIOS Use this to turn off the system when resetting the P.
  • Page 20: Rear Components

    Rear Components Component Description See Also DVI-I Port Connects an external monitor with a DVI P. 4-2 interface. Serial Port Connects a serial device, such as an external P. 4-4 modem. For connecting to a Port Replicator / car mount Docking Port (both are available as an option).
  • Page 21 Component Description See Also Battery Charge ” Glows green when the battery is fully charged P. 3-3 Indicator and connected to AC power. Glows amber (orange) when the battery is being charged. Getting Started...
  • Page 22: Front Components

    Front Components Component Description See Also Wireless Serves as the antenna for the optional wireless P. 2-23 Modem modem (RDLAP, GPRS and CDMA). Antenna Sends out sound and voice from the computer. P. 2-20 Stereo Speaker Handle Allows you to carry your computer for an easy grip.
  • Page 23: Bottom-Side Components

    Bottom-Side Components Component Description See Also Serves as the interface between the system and X-bay Module Antenna external antenna of the optional X-bay module. Connector CD/DVD Drive Allows you to lock the CD/DVD drive in place. P. 2-15 Lock/Unlock Switch CD/DVD Drive Allows you to remove the CD/DVD drive (can P.
  • Page 24 Component Description See Also Ventilation ‘ Do not cover or block the ventilation openings Openings for air circulation thus preventing overheating. Battery Pack ’ Supplies power to your computer when external P. 3-3 power is not connected. X-Bay Interface “ Connects additional wireless modem (GPRS/ (top right) GSM).
  • Page 25: Top-Open Components

    Top-open Components Component Description See Also Fingerprint Contains the fingerprint sensor. P. B-1 Scanner Serves as the data input device of the computer. P. 2-4 Keyboard Turns the computer power ON and OFF. P. 1-5 Power Button Getting Started 1-13...
  • Page 26 Component Description See Also • Device Show the current status of the computer’ s Indicators devices. Power on / Standby mode indicator P. 1-3 Hard disk drive in-use indicator P. 2-13 Num Lock indicator P. 2-6 Caps Lock indicator P. 2-4 Scroll Lock indicator P.
  • Page 27 Component Description See Also AC in and HDD heater on indicator – P. 1-4 Glows green when the computer is connected to AC power. Blinks red when the hard disk heater is on. P. 2-13 Getting Started 1-15...
  • Page 28: Where To Go From Here

    Where to Go from Here As your computer is ready for operation, you may want to do any of the following now: For this purpose … Do this … To know more about the computer … Go on to the next chapter. To install the operating system if your See the operating system manual.
  • Page 29: Chapter 2 Operating Your Computer

    CHAPTER Operating Your Computer This chapter provides information about the use of the computer. If you are new to computers, reading this chapter will help you learn the operating basics. If you are already a computer user but are new to notebook computers, you may choose to read only the parts containing information unique to your computer.
  • Page 30: Starting And Stopping The Computer

    Starting and Stopping the Computer There are a number of ways to start and stop the computer. Starting the Computer You always start the computer using the power button. A computer starts up with an operating system (OS) existing on the storage device such as the hard disk;...
  • Page 31 To stop in To start up or Do this … this mode … resume again Depending on your settings in Windows, Press the power Hibernation you can place the computer in button. Hibernation mode by: • Closing the display cover. •...
  • Page 32: Using The Keyboard

    Using the Keyboard Your keyboard has all the standard functions of a full-sized computer keyboard plus a key added for specific functions. The standard functions of the keyboard can be further divided into four major categories: Typewriter keys Cursor-control keys Numeric keys Function keys Typewriter Keys...
  • Page 33: Cursor-Control Keys

    Cursor-Control Keys NOTE: The word “cursor” refers to the indicator on the screen that lets you know exactly where on your screen anything you type will appear. It can take the form of a vertical or horizontal line, a block, or one of many other shapes. Numeric Keypad A 15-key numeric keypad is embedded in the typewriter keys as shown next:...
  • Page 34: Euro Symbol

    Numeric keys facilitate entering of numbers and calculations. When Num Lock is on, the numeric keys are activated; meaning you can use these keys to enter numerals. NOTES: When the numeric keypad is activated and you need to type the English letter in the keypad area, you can turn Num Lock off or you can press Fn and then the letter without turning Num Lock off.
  • Page 35: Fn Key

    Fn Key key, at the lower left corner of the keyboard, is used with another key to perform the alternative function of a key. The letter “Fn” and the alternative functions are identified by the color of blue on the keytop. To perform a desired function, first press and hold , then press the other key.
  • Page 36 Description Switches the display output to one of the following when an external device is connected. Upon booting the system with CRT: LCD & CRT NOTES: If the display mode is set to 256 colors or lower, or in DOS mode, there will be only two modes for selecting: CRT only and LCD &...
  • Page 37: Using The Touchpad

    Using the Touchpad CAUTION: Do not use a sharp object such as a pen on the touchpad. Doing so may damage the touchpad surface. NOTES: By default, the touchpad is disabled. Use the Fn+F7 hot keys to enable/disable this function. The touchpad indicator found on the keyboard panel glows red when it is disabled.
  • Page 38 Term Action Move your finger on the pad until the cursor points to the Point selection on the screen. Click Press and release the left button. –or– Tap gently anywhere on the pad. Double- Press and release the left button twice in quick succession. click –or–...
  • Page 39: Configuring The Touchpad

    Configuring the Touchpad You may want to configure the touchpad to suit your needs. For example, if you are a left-handed user, you can swap the two buttons so that you can use the right button as the left button and vise versa. You can also change the size of the on-screen pointer, the speed of the pointer, and so To configure the touchpad, you can use the standard Microsoft or IBM PS/2 driver if you are using Windows.
  • Page 40: Using The Touchscreen (Option)

    Using the Touchscreen (option) CAUTION: Do not use a sharp object such as a ballpoint pen or pencil on the touchscreen. Doing so may damage the touchscreen surface. The touchscreen is a touch-sensitive device that allows you to communicate with the computer by controlling the location of the pointer on the screen and making selection with the buttons.
  • Page 41: Using The Hard Disk Drive

    Using the Hard Disk Drive Your computer comes with a hard disk drive as drive C. A hard disk drive is a storage device with non-removable, rotating, magnetic storage platters inside it. It is where your operating system and application software programs are stored.
  • Page 42: Using The Cd/Dvd/Combo Drive

    Using the CD/DVD/Combo Drive Depending on the model, your computer comes with a CD, DVD or Combo drive located on the right side of the computer. This drive is usually configured as drive D. The drive uses removable 5.25-inch silver discs, which look like standard music CDs.
  • Page 43: Installing The Cd/Dvd/Combo Drive

    NOTE: For DVD/Combo drive only. This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method claims of certain U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and other rights owners. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision Corporation.
  • Page 44 NOTE: For DVD/Combo drive only. This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method claims of certain U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and other rights owners. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision Corporation.
  • Page 45 Removing the CD/DVD/Combo Drive To remove the CD/DVD/Combo drive: 1. Remove the two screws ( ). 2. Slide the CD drive lock/unlock switch to the unlock position ( ) and pull the CD/DVD/Combo drive out of the CD drive bay ( ). 2-16 Operating Your Computer...
  • Page 46: Inserting And Removing A Cd

    Inserting and Removing a CD NOTE: The following procedure applies to inserting or removing a DVD disc as well. Follow this procedure to insert or remove a CD. 1. Turn on the computer. 2. Press the eject button and the CD tray will slide out partially. Gently pull on it until it is fully extended.
  • Page 47: Using The Video Features

    Using the Video Features The video subsystem of your computer features: 12.1/13.3-inch TFT (Thin-Film Transistor) color LCD display with 1024x768 XGA (Extended Video Graphics Array) resolution. 64 MB integrated video memory. Simultaneous display on LCD and external monitor, which is useful when you have a presentation as you can control the screen from your computer and face the audience at the same time.
  • Page 48 Your computer has been set to a default resolution and number of colors before shipment. You can view and change display settings through your operating system. See your operating system documentation or online help for specific information. For displaying in higher resolutions, you can connect an external CRT monitor that supports higher resolutions.
  • Page 49: Using The Audio Features

    Using the Audio Features NOTES: To take advantage of the enhanced audio capabilities, the audio driver supplied with your computer must be installed (see chapter 6 for details). If you experience interference while recording, try lowering the microphone recording volume. The audio subsystem of your computer features: Digital audio and analog mixing functions required for recording and playing sound on your computer...
  • Page 50: Connecting Audio Devices

    Connecting Audio Devices For higher audio quality, you can send or receive sound through external audio devices. Microphone Connector ( ) can be connected to an external microphone for recording voice or sound. Audio Output Connector ( ) can be connected to the line-in connector of powered speakers with built-in amplifiers, headphones, or earphone set.
  • Page 51: Using The Communication Features

    Using the Communication Features Using the LAN NOTE for Windows 2000: To take advantage of the LAN feature, the LAN driver supplied with your computer must be installed. The internal 100Base-T LAN (Local Area Network) module allows you to connect your computer to a network. It supports data transfer rate up to 100 Mbps.
  • Page 52: Using The Wireless Lan

    Using the Wireless LAN Depending on your model, an internal Mini PCI wireless LAN (WLAN) card may have been pre-installed by your computer manufacturer at the factory. This card allows you to access corporate networks or the Internet in a wireless environment. The WLAN features include: IEEE 802.11b standard compliance 2.4 GHz DSSS (Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum) technology...
  • Page 53: Using The Wireless Modem

    NOTE: The FAA (Federal Aviation Agency) has deemed it unsafe to operate wireless devices in aircraft as this may interfere with flight safety. Remember to select turn off wireless LAN when using your computer in the airplane. Replacing the Wireless LAN To replace the Wireless LAN, follow these steps: 1.
  • Page 54: Using The Gps

    Your computer can send and receive data via a mobile network using the GSM protocol. To send or receive data over a GSM network, you must have an account with a service provider that supports GSM data services, and the service provider must enable the data features on your account.
  • Page 55 stations. GPS uses these "man-made stars" as reference points to calculate positions accurate to a matter of meters. In fact, with advanced forms of GPS you can make measurements to better than a centimeter! In a sense it is like giving every square meter on the planet a unique address. Here's how GPS works in five logical steps: The basis of GPS is "triangulation"...
  • Page 56 2-26 Operating Your Computer...
  • Page 57: Chapter 3 Managing Power

    CHAPTER Managing Power Your computer operates either on external AC power or internal battery power. This chapter tells you how you can effectively manage power. To maintain optimal battery performance, it is important that you use the battery in the proper way. The topics in this chapter include: What is an AC adapter How to charge the battery pack...
  • Page 58: Ac Adapter

    AC Adapter CAUTION: The AC adapter is designed for use with your computer only. Connecting the AC adapter to another device can damage the adapter. The AC power cord supplied with your computer is for use in the country where you purchased your computer.
  • Page 59: Battery Pack

    Battery Pack The battery pack is the internal power source for the computer. It is rechargeable using the AC adapter. The operating time of a fully charged battery pack depends on how you are using the computer. When your applications often access peripherals, you will experience a shorter operating time.
  • Page 60: Initializing The Battery Pack

    Initializing the Battery Pack You need to initialize a new battery pack before using it for the first time or when the actual operating time of a battery pack is much less than expected. Initializing is the process of fully charging, discharging, and then charging.
  • Page 61: Replacing The Battery Pack

    Replacing the Battery Pack CAUTION: There is danger of explosion if the battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace the battery only with the computer manufacturer’s optional battery packs. Discard used batteries according to the dealer’s instructions. Do not attempt to disassemble the battery pack. If you often rely on battery power for a long period of time while traveling, you may consider the purchase of an additional battery pack from your dealer and keep it with you in a fully charged state as a backup.
  • Page 62: Battery Low Signals And Actions

    5. Replace the battery pack compartment cover and secure the four screws. Battery Low Signals and Actions Battery Low occurs when the battery has approximately 10% (Windows default setting) of its charge remaining. The computer gives warning beeps or messages and the Battery Low Indicator ( ) blinks red to alert you to take actions.
  • Page 63: Power Management

    Power Management Your computer supports ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) for power management. The power management feature allows you to reduce the power consumption for energy saving. With an ACPI-compliant operating system such as Windows 2000 and Windows XP, power supply to different computer components is controlled on an as-needed basis.
  • Page 64: Hibernation

    Hibernation Hibernation is a very useful feature. People frequently open many applications when they use computers. It takes some time to get all these applications open and running, and normally they all have to be closed before the system can be turned off. When you use the hibernation feature, you do not have to close the applications.
  • Page 65: Power-Saving Tips

    Power-Saving Tips In addition to your computer’ s automatic power management, you can do your part to maximize the battery’ s operating time by following these suggestions. Do not disable Power Management. Decrease the LCD brightness to the lowest comfortable level. Disable the parallel and serial ports if no devices are connected to these ports.

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