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Notebook PC User's Manual
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DC IN
Product Name:
Notebook PC Hardware
Manual Revision: 1.00 E672
Release Date:
June 2001
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  • Page 1

    Notebook PC User’s Manual 1394 DC IN Product Name: Notebook PC Hardware Manual Revision: 1.00 E672 Release Date: June 2001...

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

    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: Nordic Cautions (for Notebook Pc With Lithium-ion Battery), Macrovision Corporation Product Notice, Cdrh Regulations

    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.

  • Page 4: Safety Precautions

    Safety Statements Safety Precautions 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 5: Transportation Precautions

    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. Therefore, you should not transport the Notebook PC while the power is still ON.

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    Safety Statements CTR 21 Approval (for Notebook PC with built-in Modem) Danish Dutch English Finnish French German Greek Italian Portuguese Spanish Swedish...

  • Page 7

    UL Safety Notices Required for UL 1459 covering telecommunications (telephone) equipment intended to be electrically connected to a telecommunication network that has an operating voltage to ground that does not exceed 200V peak, 300V peak-to-peak, and 105V rms, and installed or used in accordance with the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70).

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Contents Safety Statements Federal Communications Commission Statement ... 2 Canadian Department of Communications Statement ... 2 Power Safety Requirement ... 2 Nordic Cautions (for Notebook PC with Lithium-Ion Battery) ... 3 Macrovision Corporation Product Notice ... 3 CDRH Regulations ...

  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    4. Using the Notebook PC Pointing Device ... 34 Using the Touchpad ... 34 Touchpad Usage Illustrations ... 34 Caring for the Touchpad ... 36 USB Floppy Disk Drive (Optional) ... 37 AiBox Portable Module Bay (Optional) ... 38 Second Hard Disk Drive Module ... 39 Eject and Emergency Eject ...

  • Page 10: Table Of Contents

    Safety Statements System Memory Expansion ... 54 Processor Upgrades ... 54 Thermal Power Control ... 55 Hard Disk Drive ... 56 Important Handling Note ... 56 Removing the Hard Disk Drive ... 56 Vehicle/Air & Vehicle-Only Power Adapters (Optional) ... 58 Securing Your Notebook PC ...

  • Page 11: Introducing The Notebook Pc

    1. Introducing the Notebook PC About This User’s Manual Notes For This Manual...

  • Page 12: About This User's Manual, Notes For This Manual

    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 13: Knowing The Parts

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

  • Page 14: Top Side

    Knowing the Parts Top Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on the top side of the Notebook PC. Microphone Instant Launch Keys 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, Display Panel Care, Power Switch, Touchpad And Buttons

    Display Panel The display panel functions the same as a desktop monitor. The Notebook PC uses an active matrix TFT LCD, which provides excellent viewing like that of desktop monitors. Unlike desktop monitors, the LCD panel does not produce any radiation or flickering, so it is easier on the eyes. Display Panel Care The LCD screen is very delicate and requires careful handling.

  • Page 16: Bottom Side

    Knowing the Parts Bottom Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on the bottom side of the Notebook PC. Hard Drive Compartment Reset Button Battery Compartment WARNING! The bottom of the Notebook PC (especially between the battery and hard drive compartments, and cooling fan) can get very hot.

  • Page 17: Battery Release

    Knowing the Parts The following describes the components on the bottom side of the Notebook PC as shown by the illustration on the previous page. Hard Drive Compartment The hard drive compartment has a cover that is secured by the hard drive cover screw. When the cover is removed, the Notebook’s PC hard disk drive can be seen.

  • Page 18: Left Side

    Knowing the Parts Left Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on the left side of the Notebook PC. 1394 DC IN DC Power IEEE 1394 Input Jack Port DC Power Input Jack DC IN The supplied power adapter converts AC power to DC power for use with this jack. Power supplied through this jack supplies power to the Notebook PC and charges the internal battery pack.

  • Page 19: Right Side

    Audio In Audio input allows feeding in audio from another source in order to listen to it using the Notebook PC’s speakers or to use it for digital multimedia files. Microphone Jack (Mic-In) The mono microphone jack can be used to connect an external microphone or output signals from audio devices.

  • Page 20: Rear Side, Modem Port

    Knowing the Parts Rear Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on the rear side of the Notebook PC. Kensington ® Port Lock Port (RJ-45) The following describes the components on the rear side of the Notebook PC as shown by the illustra- tion above.

  • Page 21: Parallel Port

    Knowing the Parts Parallel Port The 25-pin D-sub parallel/printer port supports parallel devices such as a printer or a removable drive. AiBox Docking Port The docking port is for connection to an AiBox portable module bay. More details given later. PS/2 Port The PS/2 port is for connecting an external PS/2 mouse or PS/2 keyboard to the Notebook PC if you do not want to use the built-in pointing device and keyboard.

  • Page 22: Front Side, Status Indicators, Display Panel Latch

    Front Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on the front side of the Notebook PC. Left Speaker Left/Right Speaker The built-in stereo speakers allow you to separately hear left and right channel audio without additional attachments. The multimedia sound system features an integrated digital audio controller that produces rich, vibrant sound in high quality 16-bit stereo.

  • Page 23: Getting Started

    3. GETTING STARTED Installing/Removing Battery Pack Using the Battery Pack Operating Systems Power Connection Powering ON The Notebook PC Power Management - Stand By/Hibernate Restarting or Rebooting Powering OFF The Notebook PC Instant Launch Keys and Status Indicators Using the Keyboard...

  • Page 24: Installing And Removing The Battery Pack

    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 25: Using The Battery Pack, Battery Care, Operating Systems, Support Software

    Using the Battery Pack 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 26: Power Connection

    Getting Started 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 27: Powering On The Notebook Pc, The Power-on Self Test (post)

    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 28: Power Management - Stand By & Hibernate, Restarting Or Rebooting, Powering Off The Notebook Pc

    Getting Started Power Management - Stand By & Hibernate Power management settings can be found in the Windows control panel. The following shows the power options properties in Windows ME. You can define Stand By or Power Off for closing the display panel, pressing the power button, or activating sleep mode.

  • Page 29: Instant Launch Keys And Status Indicators

    Instant Launch Keys and Status Indicators Above the Keyboard Email Key Internet Key Programmable Key 1 Programmable Key 2 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.

  • Page 30: Using The Keyboard, Colored Hot Keys

    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 (F1): Places the Notebook PC in suspend mode (either Save-to-RAM or Save-to- SUSPEND Disk depending on sleep button setting in power management 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

    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. With Number Lock ON, use [Shift] and one of the cursor keys shown below.

  • Page 33: Using The Notebook Pc

    4. Using the Notebook PC Pointing Device USB Floppy Disk Drive AiBox Portable Module Bay Second Hard Disk Drive Module CD/CD-RW/DVD Drive Module Optional External Connections PC Card (PCMCIA) Socket Modem/Network Connections IR Wireless Communication AC/Battery Power System Power Management Modes System Memory Expansion Processor Upgrades Hard Disk Drive...

  • Page 34: Pointing Device, Using The Touchpad, Touchpad Usage Illustrations

    Using the Notebook PC Pointing Device The Notebook PC’s integrated touchpad pointing de- vice 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, me- chanical failures can be avoided. A device driver is still required for working with some application soft- ware.

  • Page 35

    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.

  • Page 36: Caring For The Touchpad

    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: Usb Floppy Disk Drive (optional), Floppy Disk Drive

    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. Floppy access activity can be monitored through the LED on the front of the floppy disk drive.

  • Page 38: Aibox Portable Module Bay (optional)

    Using the Notebook PC AiBox Portable Module Bay (Optional) 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: Second Hard Disk Drive Module

    Second Hard Disk Drive Module The convenient design of the Notebook PC allows for the usage of a second hard disk drive in the modular bay. A second hard disk drive allows you to use it as a removable device, for installing dual operating systems, for additional data storage, or to store CDs.

  • Page 40: Eject And Emergency Eject, Laser Safety, Cd/cd-rw/dvd Drive Module (optional)

    Using the Notebook PC CD/CD-RW/DVD Drive Module (optional) 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 41: Using The Cd-rom Drive

    Inserting a CD 1. While the Notebook PC’s power is ON, press the CD drive eject button and the CD drive tray will eject out partially. 3. Hold the CD by the edge and face the printed side up. Snap the CD onto the hub by press- ing on both sides of the CD center.

  • Page 42: Dvd-rom Drive Information

    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 43: 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 44: Listening To Audio Cd

    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 45: Optional External Connections, Monitor Out Connection, External Audio Connections

    Using the Notebook PC Optional External Connections Monitor Out Connection Connecting an external monitor is just like on a stan- dard 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 simulta- neously allowing others to view the external monitor.

  • Page 46: Pc Card (pcmcia) Socket, Bit Cardbus Support

    Using the Notebook PC PC Card (PCMCIA) Socket The Notebook PC has one PC Card (or sometimes referred to as PCMCIA) sockets located behind a hinged cover to allow expansion just like a desktop computer expansion slot. This allows you to custom- ize your Notebook PC to meet a wide range of application needs.

  • Page 47: Removing A Pc Card (pcmcia), Inserting A Pc Card (pcmcia)

    Inserting a PC Card (PCMCIA) 1. Insert the PC card with the connector side first. When the PC card is fully inserted, the PC card bay door can close normally with- out striking the PC card. Be sure the PC card is level when inserting.

  • Page 48: Modem And Network Connections, Modem Connection

    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 49: Network Connection

    Using the Notebook PC Network Connection Connect a network cable, with RJ-45 connectors on each end, to the modem/network port on the Note- book PC and the other end to a hub or switch. For 100BASE-TX speeds, your network cable must be category 5 (not category 3) with twisted-pair wiring.

  • Page 50: Ir Wireless Communication, Guidelines For Using Ir Communication, Enabling Infrared

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

  • Page 51: Ac Power System, Battery Power System, Charging The Battery Pack

    CAUTION! Disable the infrared communication when you are not using the IR for long periods because the IR consumes a great deal of Windows resources which will de- crease the Notebook PC’s performance. 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.

  • Page 52: Using Battery Power

    Using the Notebook PC Using Battery Power A fully-charged battery pack provides the system approximately 2 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. The “Battery Warning”...

  • Page 53: Power Management Modes, Full Power Mode & Maximum Performance, Apm And Acpi, Suspend Mode

    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). You can control some of these fea- tures through the Power menu in the BIOS Setup when APM (non-ACPI) is used. ACPI power manage- ment settings are made through the operating system.

  • Page 54: Power Saving, Power State Summary

    Using the Notebook PC Power Saving 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 (low priority) when the system remains idle for a specified amount of time. The timeout can be set through BIOS setup (lower priority) and Win- dows power management (higher priority).

  • Page 55: System Memory Expansion, Processor Upgrades, Thermal Power Control

    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 56: Hard Disk Drive, Important Handling Note, Removing The Hard Disk Drive

    Using the Notebook PC Hard Disk Drive Hard disk drives have higher capacities and operate at much faster speeds than floppy disk drives and CD- ROM drives. Enhanced IDE drives provide a reliable, fast, and cost-effective mass storage solution in the PC storage industry.

  • Page 57

    External Keyboard Connection To allow easier data entry, you may connect any PS/2 keyboard as shown here. External Mouse Connection A USB mouse can be easily connected to the Note- book PC. There is only one correct orientation with the USB symbol facing upwards.

  • Page 58

    Using the Notebook PC The main purpose of the vehicle/air or vehicle-only power adapters is to provide a source of power for using the Notebook PC and/or charging the Notebook PC’s battery from while in transit when no AC power is available. These products are essential tools for today’s mobile professional. Your purchase will enhance the power, performance, and versatility of your portable computer while traveling in the air, on the road, or on the sea.

  • Page 59: Securing Your Notebook Pc

    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 ®...

  • Page 60: Mp3 Player Module (optional)

    Using the Notebook PC MP3 Player Module (Optional) A detailed manual is provided with the MP3 player module. The page is only a quick overview. The pocket-sized self-powered MP3 module is a versatile digital audio recorder and player. The MP3 module allows you to store MP3 audio downloaded from the Internet and play them through head- phones.

  • Page 61: Configuring The Bios

    5. CONFIGURING THE BIOS Managing and Updating Your BIOS BIOS Setup Program Main Menu Primary IDE Secondary IDE Advanced Menu I/O Device Configuration Security Menu Power Menu Power Up Control Boot Menu Exit Menu...

  • 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 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: Updating Your Bios, Bios Menu Bar, Bios Legend Bar

    Updating your BIOS This Notebook PC supports an easy-to-use BIOS update software called “WINFLASH” which is in- stalled through the provided support CD. If you need help installing or using “WINFLASH”, refer to the “Driver & Utility Manual”. 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.

  • Page 64: General Help, Scroll Bar, Resetting Your Bios

    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

    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. The General Help screen lists the legend keys with their corresponding alternates and functions. Scroll Bar When a scroll bar appears to the right of a help window, it indicates that there is more information to be displayed that will not fit in the window.

  • Page 66: Main Menu, System Time, System Date

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

  • Page 67

    5. Configuring the BIOS >Primary Master (described later) >Secondary Master (described later) >Secondary Slave (described later) Video Display Device [LCD & CRT] This field allows you to select and enable video display devices, such as an LCD panel, an external CRT/LCD monitor, or both.

  • Page 68: Primary Master (sub-menu)

    5. Configuring the BIOS Primary Master (sub-menu) This field is used to configure the primary IDE drive installed in the system. To configure a hard disk drive, select this sub-menu from the Main menu and press the Enter key to enter this sub-menu. Primary Master Type: Cylinders...

  • Page 69: Ultra Dma Mode

    Cylinders [ This field configures the number of cylinders. 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. Heads [ This field configures the number of read/write heads.

  • Page 70: Secondary Master / Secondary Slave (sub-menus)

    5. Configuring the BIOS Secondary Master / Secondary Slave (sub-menus) This field is used to configure the secondary IDE drive installed in the system. To configure a hard disk drive, select this sub-menu from the Main menu and press the Enter key to enter this sub-menu. The fields and options on this sub-menu are the same as the previous menu described earlier.

  • Page 71: Advanced Menu

    Advanced Menu Selecting Advanced from the main menu bar display the Advanced menu as shown below. I/O Device Configuration Processor Serial Number Internal Pointing Device Quick Power On Self Test >I/O Device Configuration (described on next page) Pressing [Enter] when this field is highlighted calls up a sub-menu for configuring the Notebook PC’s serial and parallel ports.

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

    5. Configuring the BIOS I/O Device Configuration (sub-menu) IR Port Mode DMA Channel Parallel Port Mode ECP DMA Select NOTE: The presence of sub-items in this menu is dependent on certain relevant settings. WARNING! Changing the default address and IRQ settings for Serial Port or Parallel Port can cause conflicts with other system devices or installed peripherals.

  • Page 73

    Parallel Port: [378H/IRQ7] This field allows you to configure the Notebook PC parallel port. The configuration options are: [Dis- abled] [378H/IRQ7] [278H/IRQ5] Mode: [ECP+EPP] The Mode field allows you to configure the Notebook PC parallel port transmission mode. The configuration options are: [Normal] [EPP] [ECP] [ECP+EPP] EPP Mode: When the EPP mode is selected, the standard and bidirectional modes are also avail- able.

  • Page 74: Security Menu

    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 Password on boot Hard disk Password...

  • Page 75: Password Usage Summary

    5. Configuring the BIOS System Password [Enter] This field allows you to set the password. To set the password, highlight this field and press [Enter]. Type a password and press [Enter]. You can type up to eight alphanumeric characters. Symbols and other keys are ignored.

  • Page 76: Power Menu

    5. Configuring the BIOS 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 Video Timeout [Disabled] This field allows you to specify the period of inactivity required before the display panel turns off. The configuration options are: [Disabled] [1-2 Min] [2-3 Min] [4-5 Min] [6-7 Min] [8-9 Min] [10-11 Min] [15-16 Min] Hard Disk Timeout [Disabled] This field allows you to specify the period of inactivity required before the hard disk spins down and...

  • 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: 1.

  • 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 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 http://www.cetecom.de/technologies/ctr_21.html 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...

  • Page 84

    APPENDIX...

  • Page 85: Glossary

    Glossary ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Management Interface) Modern standard for reducing power usage in computers. APM (Advanced Power Management) Modern standard for reducing power usage in computers. AWG (American Wire Gauge) Gauge Diam Area (mm) (mm2) 0.04 0.0013 0.05 0.0020 0.06 0.0028...

  • 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. IEEE1394 Also known as iLINK (Sony) or FireWire (Apple).

  • Page 88

    APPENDIX POST (Power On Self Test) When you turn on the computer, it will first run through the POST, a series of software-controlled diagnostic tests. The POST checks system memory, the motherboard circuitry, the display, the key- board, the diskette drive, and other I/O devices. PS/2 Port PS/2 ports are based on IBM Micro Channel Architecture.

  • Page 89: Index

    Index AC Power System 50 AiBox Portable Module 38 APM and ACPI 53 Battery Pack 24 Battery Power System 50 BIOS Advanced Menu 71 BIOS Legend Bar 63 BIOS Menu Bar 63 BIOS Setup Program 62 Boot Menu 78 Boot Sequence 78 Cylinders 69 Discard Changes 80 DMA Channel 72, 73...

  • Page 90: Table Of Contents

    APPENDIX Macrovision Notice 3 Microphone Jack 19 Microsoft Windows™ Keys 31 Modem and Network Connections 48 Modem Port 20 Monitor Out Connection 45 Mouse or Keyboard Connection 57 Network Connection 49 Nordic Cautions 3 Number Lock 29 Numeric Keypad, alternate 31 Owner Information 92 Parallel Port 21 PC Card (PCMCIA) Sockets 46...

  • Page 91

    APPENDIX...

  • 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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