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Product Name:
Notebook PC
Manual Revision: 1.04 E691
Release Date:
June 2001


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    Product Name: Notebook PC Manual Revision: 1.04 E691 Release Date: June 2001 NOTEBOOK PC USER’S MANUAL...

  • Page 2: Safety Statements, Federal Communications Commission Statement, Canadian Department Of Communications Statement

    Safety Statements Federal Communications Commission Statement This device complies with FCC Rules Part 15. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: • This device may not cause harmful interference, and • This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

  • Page 3: Macrovision Corporation Product Notice

    Nordic Cautions (for Notebook PC with Lithium-Ion Battery) CAUTION! Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions. (English) VORSICHT! Explosionsgetahr bei unsachgemäßen Austausch der Batterie. Ersatz nur durch denselben oder einem vom Hersteller empfohlenem ähnlichen Typ.

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

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    CTR 21 Approval (for Notebook PC with built-in Modem) Italian Portuguese Spanish Swedish...

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents 1. INTRODUCING THE NOTEBOOK PC About This User’s Manual ... 10 Notes For This Manual... 10 Caring Information ... 11 Transportation Precautions ... 12 2. KNOWING THE PARTS Top Side ... 14 Front Side ... 16 Left Side ... 17 Right Side ...

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Regional Playback Information ... 41 Region Definitions ... 41 Listening to Audio CD ... 42 External Display Connections (Optional) ... 43 External Audio Connections (Optional) ... 43 PC Cards (PCMCIA) (Optional) ... 44 32-bit CardBus & Zoomed Video Port ... 44 Inserting a PC Card (PCMCIA) ...

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents 5. CONFIGURING THE BIOS Managing and Updating Your BIOS ... 60 Managing Your Current BIOS with a Floppy Disk Drive ... 60 Updating the BIOS with a Floppy Disk Drive ... 60 Managing Your Current BIOS without a Floppy Disk Drive ... 61 Updating the BIOS without a Floppy Disk Drive (Windows ME) ...

  • Page 9: Introducing The Notebook Pc

    1. INTRODUCING THE NOTEBOOK PC About This User’s Manual Caring Information Transportation Precautions...

  • Page 10: About This User's Manual, Notes For This Manual

    1. Introducing the Notebook PC About This User’s Manual You are reading the Notebook PC User’s Manual. This User’s Manual provides information on the various components in the Notebook PC and how to use them. The following are major sections of this User’s Manuals: 1.

  • Page 11: Caring Information

    Caring Information WARNING! The following safety precautions will increase the life of the Notebook PC. Follow all precautions and instructions. Except as described in this manual, refer all servicing to qualified personnel. Do not use damaged power cords, accessories, or other peripherals.

  • Page 12: Transportation Precautions

    1. Introducing the Notebook PC Transportation Precautions To prepare the Notebook PC for transport, you should turn it OFF and disconnect all external periph- erals to prevent damage to the connectors. The hard disk drive’s head retracts when the power is turned OFF to prevent scratching of the hard disk surface during transport.

  • Page 13: Knowing The Parts

    2. KNOWING THE PARTS Top Side Front Side Left Side Right Side Rear Side...

  • Page 14: Top Side

    2. Knowing the Parts Top Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on the top side of the Notebook PC. Power Switch & Status LEDs Microphone Speaker (on bottom) Opening the Display Panel One spring-loaded latch on the front of the Notebook PC locks the display panel in the closed position when the Notebook PC is not in use.

  • Page 15: Display Panel, Power Switch, Touchpad And Buttons

    The following describes the components of the Notebook PC as viewed from the top as shown by the illustration on the previous page. Display Panel The display panel functions the same as a desktop monitor. The Notebook PC uses a 1024x768 or 800x600 12.1”...

  • Page 16: Front Side, Headphone (jack), Mic In (microphone Jack), Headphone (jack)

    2. Knowing the Parts Front Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on the front side of the Notebook PC. The following describes the front components of the Notebook PC as shown by the picture above. Display Panel Release Button One display panel latch is used to lock the display panel in the closed position.

  • Page 17: Left Side, Dc Power Input Jack

    Left Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on the left side of the Notebook PC. DC Power Hard Disk Input Jack Drive (in tray) The following describes the components on the left side of the Notebook PC as shown by the illustra- tion above.

  • Page 18: Right Side, Pc Card (pcmcia) Sockets And Eject, Fast Infrared Port, Cooling Fan

    2. Knowing the Parts Right Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on the right side of the Notebook PC. 230mm PC Card (PCMCIA) Eject PC Card Fast Infrared Port Cooling Fan/ (PCMCIA) Sockets Air Vent The following describes the components on the right side of the Notebook PC as shown by the illustra- tion above.

  • Page 19: Rear Side

    Rear Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on the rear side of the Notebook PC. Air Vent The following describes the components on the rear side of the Notebook PC as shown by the illustra- tion above. ®...

  • Page 20: External Monitor Port, Usb Port

    2. Knowing the Parts External Monitor Port The 15-pin D-sub monitor port supports a standard VGA-compatible device such as a monitor or pro- jector to allow viewing on a larger external display. An external monitor can also be used for dual-view or dual-application support to allow referencing data on one display while working on the other dis- play.

  • Page 21: Getting Started

    3. GETTING STARTED Installing/Removing Battery Pack Using the Battery Pack Operating Systems Power Connection Powering ON The Notebook PC Save-to-Disk Partition Restarting or Rebooting Powering OFF The Notebook PC LED Status Indicators Using the Keyboard...

  • Page 22: Installing And Removing The Battery Pack

    3. Getting Started Installing and Removing the Battery Pack Your Notebook PC may or may not have its battery pack installed. If your Notebook PC does not have its battery pack installed, there will be a large opening at the bottom of the Notebook PC. Use the following procedures to install or remove the battery pack.

  • Page 23: To Remove The Battery Pack

    To remove the battery pack: 1. Slide the battery latch towards the unlock icon as indicated by the arrow to unlock the battery pack. WARNING! Never attempt to remove the battery pack while the Notebook PC is turned ON, as this may result in the loss of working data. 3.

  • Page 24: Using The Battery Pack, Before Using Your Notebook Pc On The Road, Battery Care

    3. Getting Started Using the Battery Pack Before using your Notebook PC on the road Before you use your Notebook PC on the road, you will have to charge the battery pack. The battery pack begins to charge as soon as the Notebook PC is connected to external power. Fully charge the battery pack before using it for the first time.

  • Page 25: Power Connection

    Power Connection Your Notebook PC comes with a universal AC-DC adapter. That means that you may connect the power cord to any 110V-120V as well as 220V-240V outlets without setting switches or using power converters. Different countries may require that an adapter be used to connect the provided US-stan- dard AC power cord to a different standard.

  • Page 26: Powering On The Notebook Pc, The Power-on Self Test (post)

    3. Getting Started Powering ON The Notebook PC The Notebook PC’s power-ON message appears on the screen followed by a short beep when you turn it ON. If necessary, you may adjust the brightness by using the hot keys. If you need to run the BIOS Setup to set or modify the system configuration, press [F2] upon bootup to enter the BIOS Setup.

  • Page 27: Save-to-disk Partition, Restarting Or Rebooting, Powering Off The Notebook Pc

    Save-to-Disk Partition The Notebook PC supports Advanced Power Management to save battery power and extend its work- ing time. One type of power management is “Save-to-Disk.” Save-to-Disk is a suspend mode where your operating system and application data is saved to a separate partition and retrieved when the Notebook PC comes out of suspend mode.

  • Page 28: Led Status Indicators, Number Lock, Capital Lock

    3. Getting Started LED Status Indicators There are several LED status indicators on the Notebook PC. The LED status indicators give informa- tion on the Notebook PC’s current operating and keyboard statuses. Above the Keyboard Activity Indicator Number Lock Capital Lock The following gives a description for each of the LED status indicators.

  • Page 29: Power Indicator, Email Indicator

    Email Launch Key Pressing this button will launch your Email application. If your Notebook PC is OFF while pressing this button, this function will first turn ON your Notebook PC. Internet Launch Key Pressing this button will launch your Internet browser application. If your Notebook PC is OFF while pressing this button, this function will first turn ON your Notebook PC.

  • Page 30: Using The Keyboard, Colored Hot Keys

    3. Getting Started Using the Keyboard Colored Hot Keys The following defines the colored hot keys on the Notebook PC’s keyboard. The colored commands can only be accessed by first pressing and holding the function key while pressing a key with a colored command. Suspend: Places the Notebook PC in suspend mode (either Save-to-RAM or Save-to- Disk depending on BIOS setup).

  • Page 31: Microsoft Windows™ Keys, Keyboard As A Numeric Keypad

    Microsoft Windows™ Keys There are two special Windows™ keys on the keyboard as described below. The key with the Windows™ Logo activates the Start menu located at the bottom left of the Windows™ desktop. The other key, that looks like a Windows™ menu with a small cursor, activates the proper- ties menu and is equivalent to pressing the right mouse button on a Windows™...

  • Page 32: Keyboard As Cursors

    3. Getting Started Keyboard as Cursors The keyboard can be used as cursors while Number Lock is ON or OFF in order to increase navigation ease while entering numeric data in spreadsheets or similar applications. With Number Lock OFF, press up, [Fn][K] for down, [Fn][U] for left, and [Fn][O] for right.

  • Page 33: Using The Notebook Pc

    4. USING THE NOTEBOOK PC Pointing Device Mouse/Keyboard Connection AiBox Portable Module Bay External Display Connection External Audio Connection PC Cards (PCMCIA) Universal Serial Bus USB Floppy Disk Drive Vehicle/Air Power Adapter Modem/Network Connections IR Wireless Communication AC/Battery Power System Power Management Modes System Memory Expansion Processor Upgrades...

  • Page 34: Pointing Device, Using The Touchpad

    4. Using the Notebook PC Pointing Device The Notebook PC’s integrated touchpad pointing device is fully compatible with all two/three-button and scrolling knob PS/2 mice. The touchpad is pressure sensitive and contains no moving parts; therefore, mechanical failures can be avoided. A device driver is still required for working with some application software.

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    4. Using the Notebook PC Clicking/Tapping - With the cursor over an item, press the left button or use your fingertip to touch the touchpad lightly, keeping your finger on the touchpad until the item is selected. The selected item will change color.

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    4. Using the Notebook PC Dragging - Dragging means to pick up an item and place it anywhere on the screen you wish. You can move the cursor over the item you select, and while keeping the left button depressed, moving the cursor to the desired location, then release the button.

  • Page 37: Caring For The Touchpad, Mouse Or Keyboard Connection (optional)

    Caring for the Touchpad The touchpad is pressure sensitive. If not properly cared for, it can be easily damaged. Take note of the following precautions. • Make sure the touchpad does not come into contact with dirt, liquids or grease. •...

  • Page 38: Aibox Portable Module Bay (included)

    4. Using the Notebook PC AiBox Portable Module Bay (Included) The external AiBox Portable Module Bay provides a convenient solution to connect external devices such as CD/DVD-ROM, CD-RW, or a second hard disk drive to the Notebook PC using a single cable. External devices can be easily interchanged in the AiBox.

  • Page 39: Laser Safety, Cdrh Regulations, Using The Cd-rom Drive

    Using the CD-ROM Drive CD-ROM discs and equipment must be handled with care because of the precise mechanics involved. Keep in mind the important safety instructions from your CD suppliers. Unlike desktop CD-ROM drives, the Notebook PC uses a hub to hold the CD in place regardless of the angle. When inserting a CD, it is important that the CD be pressed onto the center hub or else the CD-ROM drive tray will scratch the CD.

  • Page 40: Dvd-rom Drive Information

    4. Using the Notebook PC DVD-ROM Drive Information Overview The Notebook PC comes with an optional DVD-ROM drive or a CD-ROM drive. In order to view DVD titles, you must install the provided MPEG2 video decoder software and the DVD viewer soft- ware included on the DVD module driver support CD.

  • Page 41: Regional Playback Information, Region Definitions

    Regional Playback Information Playback of DVD movie titles involves decoding MPEG2 video, digital AC3 audio and decryption of CSS protected content. CSS (sometimes called copy guard) is the name given to the content protection scheme adopted by the motion picture industry to satisfy a need to protect against unlawful content duplication.

  • Page 42: Listening To Audio Cd

    4. Using the Notebook PC Using a CD A CD drive letter should be present regardless of the presence of a CD disc in the drive. After the CD is properly inserted, data can be accessed just like with hard disk drives; except that nothing can be written to or changed on the CD.

  • Page 43: External Display Connections (optional), External Audio Connections (optional), Monitor Out Example

    External Display Connections (Optional) Monitor Out Example Connecting an external monitor is just like on a standard desktop PC. Just plug in the VGA cable and its ready to use (some Notebook PC configurations may require additional display driver settings). You can view the Notebook PC display panel while simultaneously allowing others to view the external monitor.

  • Page 44: Pc Cards (pcmcia) (optional), Bit Cardbus & Zoomed Video Port

    4. Using the Notebook PC PC Cards (PCMCIA) (Optional) The Notebook PC has two PC Card (or sometimes referred to as PCMCIA) sockets located behind a hinged cover to allow expansion just like desktop computer expansion slots. This allows you to customize your Notebook PC to meet a wide range of application needs.

  • Page 45: Inserting A Pc Card (pcmcia)

    Inserting a PC Card (PCMCIA) 1. Open the PC card slot cover. 3. When the PC card is fully inserted, the PC card bay door can close normally without striking the PC card. 4. Using the Notebook PC 2. Insert the PC card with the connector side first.

  • Page 46: Removing A Pc Card (pcmcia)

    4. Using the Notebook PC Removing a PC Card (PCMCIA) When PC cards are inserted and running, they draw power from the Notebook PC even when they are not in use. You must stop the PC card service to turn the PC card OFF. CAUTION! Stopping the PC card service is also necessary before removing a PC card.

  • Page 47: Universal Serial Bus, Driver Support

    Universal Serial Bus Universal Serial Bus (USB) is a peripheral bus standard developed by the PC and telecommunication industry leaders that will bring plug and play of computer peripherals outside the system, eliminating the need to install internal expansion cards and drivers. The Notebook PC is equipped with two USB ports.

  • Page 48: Usb Floppy Disk Drive (optional)

    4. Using the Notebook PC USB Floppy Disk Drive (Optional) The Notebook PC features an optional USB-interface disk drive that accepts a standard 1.44MB (or 720KB) 3.5-inch floppy diskette. The eject button is on the top edge of the floppy disk drive for easy access, unlike desktop PCs with the eject button on the bottom of the floppy disk drive.

  • Page 49: Vehicle/air Power Adapter (optional), Features, Usage

    Vehicle/Air Power Adapter (Optional) This section is provided for the optional vehicle/air power adapter for the Notebook PC. The main purpose of the vehicle/air power adapter is to provide a source of power for using the Notebook PC and/ or charging the Notebook PC’s battery from a 12V DC receptacle such as those found in vehicles and certain airplanes.

  • Page 50: Modem And Network Connections

    4. Using the Notebook PC Modem and Network Connections The built-in modem and network model comes with both an RJ-11 and an RJ-45 port. RJ-11 telephone cables have two or four wires and are used to connect telephones to telephone outlets found in the walls of residential homes and some commercial buildings (some commercial buildings may have telephone wir- ing designed for dedicated phone systems that may not be compatible).

  • Page 51: Modem Connection, Network Connection, Twisted-pair Cable

    Modem Connection The telephone wire used to connect the Notebook PC’s internal modem should have either two or four wires (only two wires (telephone line #1) is used by the modem) and should have an RJ-11 connector on both ends. Connect one end to the modem port and the other end to an analog telephone wall socket (the ones found in residential buildings).

  • Page 52: Ir Wireless Communication, Guidelines For Using Ir Communication, Enabling Infrared

    4. Using the Notebook PC IR Wireless Communication The Notebook PC is equipped with a conveniently located Infrared (IR) Communication Port (see for location). The IR port comes with IrDA (Infrared Data Association) Serial Knowing the Parts Infrared Data Link Version 1.1 compliance, that allows you to perform point-to-point wireless commu- nications.

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

    AC Power System The Notebook PC power is comprised of two parts, the power adapter and the battery power system. The power adapter converts AC power from a wall outlet to the DC power required by the Notebook PC. The battery pack consists of a set of Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery cells housed together. Only one battery pack can be inserted into the Notebook PC.

  • Page 54: Using Battery Power

    4. Using the Notebook PC Using Battery Power A fully-charged Li-Ion battery pack provides the system approximately 2.5 to 3 hours of working power. But the actual figure varies depending on how you use the power saving features, your general work habits, the CPU, main memory size, and the size of the display panel.

  • Page 55: Power Management Modes, Full Power Mode & Maximum Performance, Apm And Acpi, Suspend Mode

    WARNING! Never attempt to remove the battery pack while the power is ON, or if the system has not yet entered into the suspend mode as this may result in the data loss. Power Management Modes The Notebook PC has a number of automatic or adjustable power saving features that you can use to maximize battery life and lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

  • Page 56: Standby Mode, Power State Summary

    4. Using the Notebook PC Standby Mode In addition to reducing the CPU clock, this mode puts devices including the LCD backlight in their lower active state. The Notebook PC enters Standby mode when the system remains idle for a specified amount of time.

  • Page 57: Thermal Power Control, System Memory Expansion, Processor Upgrades

    Thermal Power Control There are three power control methods for controlling the Notebook PC’s thermal state. These power control cannot be configured by the user and should be known in case the Notebook PC should enter these states. The following temperatures represent the chassis temperature (not CPU). •...

  • Page 58: Securing Your Notebook Pc, Other Security Products

    4. Using the Notebook PC Securing Your Notebook PC For system and hard disk drive security, see BIOS setup “Security”. A third party lock such as the ones ® by Kensington can be used to secure your Notebook PC physically to an unmovable object. The cable wraps around an object and the “T”...

  • Page 59: Configuring The Bios

    5. CONFIGURING THE BIOS Updating Your BIOS BIOS Setup Program Main Menu IDE Primary Master IDE Primary Slave Advanced Menu I/O Device Configuration Security Menu Password Usage Summary The Power Menu Boot Menu Exit Menu...

  • Page 60: Managing And Updating Your Bios, Managing Your Current Bios With A Floppy Disk Drive

    5. Configuring the BIOS Managing and Updating Your BIOS WARNING! Only update your BIOS if you have problems with your Notebook PC and you know that the new BIOS revision will solve your problems (read the BIOS release information provided on the download site before using). Careless updating can re- sult in your Notebook PC having more problems! Managing Your Current BIOS with a Floppy Disk Drive It is recommended that you save a copy of the original BIOS along with a Flash Memory Writer utility...

  • Page 61: Managing Your Current Bios Without A Floppy Disk Drive

    Managing Your Current BIOS without a Floppy Disk Drive Since you may not always have access to the floppy disk drive and/or CD-ROM drives. You should copy PHLASH.EXE, PLATFORM.BIN, and BIOS files to your hard disk drive from the support CD or from the Internet.

  • Page 62: Bios Setup Program

    5. Configuring the BIOS BIOS Setup Program This Notebook PC supports a programmable EEPROM that stores the BIOS software and can be up- dated using the provided utility as described in Flash Memory Writer Utility. This Section will guide you through the BIOS setup program by providing clear explanations for all the options. A default configuration has already been set.

  • Page 63: Bios Menu Bar, Bios Legend Bar

    BIOS Menu Bar The top of the screen has a menu bar with the following selections: MAIN Use this menu to make changes to the basic system configuration. ADVANCED Use this menu to enable and make changes to the advanced features SECURITY Use this menu to set a password to control bootup and control access to the BIOS setup menu.

  • Page 64: General Help, Saving Changes And Exiting The Setup Program, Scroll Bar

    5. Configuring the BIOS General Help In addition to the Item Specific Help window, the BIOS setup program also provides a General Help screen. This screen can be called up from any menu by simply pressing [F1] or the [Alt] + [H] combi- nation.

  • Page 65: Main Menu, System Time, System Date

    Main Menu When the Setup program is accessed, the main menu screen appears as shown: System Time: System Date: Primary Master Primary Slave Legacy USB Support: Video Display Device: System Memory: Extended Memory: NOTE: In the following BIOS item descriptions, the item headings in square brackets represent the default settings for those fields.

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    5. Configuring the BIOS Legacy USB Support: [Enabled] In order to support older USB devices, this function has been enabled. In case there are conflicts with future USB devices, this function can be disabled. The configuration options are: [Disabled] [Enabled] Video Display Device: [LCD &...

  • Page 67: Primary Master (sub-menu)

    Primary Master (sub-menu) This field is used to configure the IDE Hard Disk installed in the system. To configure a hard disk drive, move the cursor to highlight the Primary Master field and press the Enter key to enter the sub-menu. Primary Master Type: Multi-Sector Transfers:...

  • Page 68: Maximum Capacity, Multi-sector Transfers, Lba Mode Control, Transfer Mode, Ultra Dma Mode

    5. Configuring the BIOS Sectors: This field configures the number of sectors per track. Refer to your drive documentation to determine the correct value to enter into this field. NOTE: To make changes to this field, the Type field must be set to User.

  • Page 69: Primary Slave (sub-menu)

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

  • Page 70: Advanced Menu

    5. Configuring the BIOS Advanced Menu Selecting Advanced from the main menu bar display the Advanced menu as shown below. Installed O/S: I/O Device Configuration Large Disk Access Mode: Display Expansion: Internal Pointing Device: QuickBoot Mode: CPU PSN Protection: Installed O/S: [Win98/Win2000/WinME] This field gives operating system information to the BIOS so that plug and play information can be set accordingly.

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    5. Configuring the BIOS Display Expansion: [Enabled] When running MS-DOS or DOS applications under Windows, the image on the computer display may not fill the entire display panel. To stretch the DOS image so that it fills the entire screen, set this function to enabled.

  • Page 72: I/o Device Configuration (sub-menu)

    5. Configuring the BIOS I/O Device Configuration (sub-menu) I/O Device Configuration IR Port Base I/O address: Mode: DMA channel: NOTE: The presence of sub-items in this menu is dependent on certain relevant set- tings. WARNING! Changing the default address and IRQ settings for COM1, COM2 and the LPT Port can cause conflicts with other system devices or installed peripherals.

  • Page 73

    DMA channel: (when User is selected in IR port) The DMA Channel field allows you to configure the Parallel port DMA Channel for the selected ECP mode. NOTE: This field is only available when the Parallel port field is set to User and the Mode field is set to ECP.

  • Page 74: Security Menu, System Password

    5. Configuring the BIOS Security Menu The Notebook PC’s advanced system of security allows you to set a password to prevent unauthorized access to system resources, data, and the BIOS Setup Program. This Section covers each parameter of the Security Setup. Selecting Security from the menu bar displays the following menu: System Password: Set Supervisor Password Password on boot:...

  • Page 75: Hard Disk Password, Password Usage Summary

    Type the password next to “Enter New Password” and press [Enter]. You can type up to eight alphanu- meric characters. Symbols and other keys are ignored. To confirm the password, type the password next to “Confirm New Password” and press the [Enter] key. The User password is now set.

  • Page 76: The Power Menu

    5. Configuring the BIOS The Power Menu The Power menu of the Setup program allows you to manually enable and adjust certain power saving features of the Notebook PC, which are necessary for systems without APM or ACPI. For Windows 98 with APM or ACPI, all power saving controls (except “Suspend Mode”) are made through the operat- ing system.

  • Page 77: Start Battery Refreshing

    5. Configuring the BIOS Suspend Mode: [Save to RAM] This field determines the type of suspend mode when the Notebook PC enters power savings mode or when “Stand by” is selected from “Start – Shut Down”. “Save to Disk” will save your Windows work- ing state to the hard disk drive when you power OFF.

  • Page 78: Boot Menu, Boot Sequence

    5. Configuring the BIOS Boot Menu The Boot menu allows the user to specify the order in which the Notebook PC is to check for a device to boot the system. To make changes, select Boot from the menu bar and the following screen appears: Removable Devices +Hard Drive ATAPI CD-ROM Drive...

  • Page 79: Exit Menu, Exit Saving Changes, Exit Discarding Changes

    Exit Menu Once you have made all of your selections from the various menus in the Setup program, you should save your changes and exit Setup. Select Exit from the menu bar to display the following menu: Exit Saving Changes Exit Discarding Changes Load Setup Defaults Discard Changes...

  • Page 80: Load Setup Defaults, Discard Changes, Save Changes

    5. Configuring the BIOS Load Setup Defaults This option allows you to load the default values for each of the parameters on the Setup menus. When this option is selected or if [F9] is pressed, a confirmation is requested. Select Yes to load default values programmed into the BIOS file (the default values may change from one BIOS version to another).

  • Page 81: Appendix

    APPENDIX Internal Modem Compliancy Glossary Index Owner Information...

  • Page 82: Internal Modem Compliancy, Protocols And Compliancy

    Appendix Internal Modem Compliancy Protocols and Compliancy The Notebook PC with internal modem model complies with JATE (Japan), FCC (US, Canada, Korea, Taiwan), and CTR21. The internal modem has been approved in accordance with Council Decision 98/ 482/EC for pan-European single terminal connection to the public switched telephone network (PSTN). However due to differences between the individual PSTNs provided in different countries, the approval does not, of itself, give an unconditional assurance of successful operation on every PSTN network termination point.

  • Page 83

    This table shows the countries currently under the CTR21 standard. Country Applied Austria Belgium Czech Republic Denmark Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Ireland Italy Pending Israel Lichtenstein Luxemburg The Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom This information was copied from CETECOM and is supplied without liability. For updates to this table, you may visit National requirements will apply only if the equipment may use pulse dialling (manufacturers may state in the user guide that the equipment is only intended to support DTMF signalling, which would...

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  • Page 85: Glossary

    Glossary ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Management Interface) Modern standard for reducing power usage in computers. AUTOEXEC.BAT AUTOEXEC.BAT is a special-purpose file that is automatically executed by DOS whenever the com- puter is turned ON or restarted. This file contains important commands that help configure the system to work with certain software and devices.

  • Page 86

    Appendix BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) BIOS is a set of routines that affect how the computer transfers data between computer components, such as memory, disks, and the display adapter. The BIOS instructions are built into the computer’s read-only memory. BIOS parameters can be configured by the user through the BIOS Setup program. The BIOS can be updated using the provided utility to copy a new BIOS file into the EEPROM.

  • Page 87

    Appendix IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics) IDE devices integrate the drive control circuitry directly on the drive itself, eliminating the need for a separate adapter card (in the case for SCSI devices). UltraDMA/33 IDE devices can achieve up to 33MB/Sec transfer. LPT Port (Line Printer Port) Logical device name reserved by DOS for the computer parallel ports.

  • Page 88

    Appendix SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) High speed parallel interface defined by the X3T9.2 committee of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for connecting many peripheral devices. SMB (System Management Bus) The SMB is used for managing smart batteries, reading SDRAM configuration information, and other miscellaneous system functions.

  • Page 89: Index

    Index Symbols 32 Bit I/O 68 AC Power System 52 Advanced Menu 70 AiBox Portable Module 38 APM and ACPI 55 Auto Suspend Timeout 77 Base I/O address 72 Battery Pack 22 Battery Power System 52 Beep On Battery Low 77 BIOS Legend Bar 63 BIOS Menu Bar 63 BIOS Setup Program 62...

  • Page 90: Table Of Contents

    Appendix Macrovision 3 Main Menu 65 Maximum Capacity 68 Mic In (Microphone Jack) 16 Microphone 15 Microsoft Windows™ Keys 31 Modem and Network Connections 50 Modem/LAN Port 19 Monitor Out Example 43 Multi-Sector Transfers 68 Network Connection 51 Nordic Cautions 3 Number Lock 28 Numeric Keypad, alternate 31 Owner Information 92...

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  • Page 92: Owner Information

    Appendix Owner Information This page is provided for recording information concerning your Notebook PC for future reference or for technical support. Keep this User’s Manual in a secured location if passwords are filled out. Owner’s Name:_______________________ Owner’s Telephone:___________________ Manufacturer:___________________________________ Model:___________________ Retailer:____________________________________ Telephone:___________________ Display Size:______Purchase Date:__________ Serial Number:___________________ Hard Disk Drive Manufacturer:___________________ Capacity:___________________...

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