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  • Page 2: Notice For Users In The Usa

    (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Responsible Party: SHARP ELECTRONICS CORPORATION Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, New Jersey 07430-2135 TEL: 1-800-BE-SHARP ® Partner, SHARP has determined that this product meets guidelines for energy efficiency.
  • Page 3: About The Modem

    If trouble is experienced with this equipment, please contact Sharp Electronics Corp. for repair and (or) warranty information (Refer to the provided Consumer Limited Waranty).
  • Page 4 For disposal or recycling information, please contact your local authorities or the Electronics Industries Alliance: www.eiae.org Copyright It is the intent of Sharp that this product be used in full compliance with the copyright laws of the United States and that prior permission be obtained from copyright owners whenever necessary.
  • Page 5 TO PREVENT ELECTRICAL SHOCK, DISCONNECT THE AC CORD AND THE BATTERY BEFORE SERVICING. CAUTION: FOR A COMPLETE ELECTRICAL DISCONNECTION, PULL OUT THE MAIN PLUG AND THE BATTERY. VORSICHT: UM DIE STROMZUFUHR VOLLSTÄNDIG ZU UNTERBRECHEN, DEN NETZSTECKER HERAUSZIEHEN UND DIE BATTERIE ÈNTFERNEN. ATTENTION: POUR UN ARRET TOTAL DU SYSTEME, DECONNECTEZ LA PRISE DE COURANT SECTEUR ET LA BATTERIE.
  • Page 6: Safety Precautions

    Safety Precautions General • Follow all cautions and instructions, which may be marked, on your computer. • Except as described elsewhere in this manual, refer all servicing to qualified personnel. Immediately shut off your computer and seek servicing under the following conditions: when the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed •...
  • Page 7 • Check the AC power cord and power connectors periodically for damage. Change the power cord immediately if damage is found. • Never subject your computer to sudden shocks or extreme vibration. • Do not drop your computer nor hit it with other equipment. •...
  • Page 8 Charging • Charge the battery pack only with the AC adapter and AC power cord included with your computer. Discharging • Do not use the battery pack for any purpose other than powering your computer. Storage • Store the battery pack in a cool and dry place. Do not store it at temperatures above 60°C (140°F).
  • Page 9: About This Manual

    Information in this manual is subject to change without notice and does not represent a commitment on the part of SHARP Corporation and its sales subsidiaries. SHARP Corporation and its sales subsidiaries shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein; nor for incidental or consequential damages resulting from the furnishing, performance, or use of this material.
  • Page 10 All other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
  • Page 11: Recording Important Information

    Recording Important Information For future reference, please record the following information in the spaces provided below. Model Number: Serial Number: Date of purchase: Dealer’s Name: Place of purchase: Password: The serial number is printed on a sticker located on the bottom of your computer.
  • Page 12: Manual Conventions

    Manual Conventions This manual uses a set of style conventions described below. Notes and Cautions are italicized with icons: A note icon informs you of a special technique or information that may help you perform a task or better understand a process. A caution icon alerts you to something that may cause problems or damage to hardware, software or data.
  • Page 13: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Notice for Users in the USA ...i Safety Precautions ...v About This Manual ...viii Recording Important Information ...x Manual Conventions...xi Table of Contents...xii Overview of Computer ...xiv Quick Setup Installing Battery Pack...1-1 Connecting to AC Power Source ...1-2 Setting Up Windows...1-4 Turning Off Your Computer...1-6 Basic Operations...
  • Page 14 Peripherals Using Peripherals...4-1 Optional External Floppy Disk Drive Unit...4-3 External Display ...4-5 Audio System ...4-7 USB Device ...4-11 PC Card...4-12 Printer ...4-14 IEEE 1394 Device ...4-15 Communication Functions Built-in Modem ...5-1 LAN Unit...5-4 Wireless LAN ...5-7 Network Setup Utility...5-11 Setup Utility Running the Setup Utility ...6-1 Main Menu ...6-3 Advanced Menu...6-4...
  • Page 15: Overview Of Computer

    Overview of Computer Each number after an arrow indicates the page referring to the part. Actual appearance of your computer may be slightly different depending on the model. Front Antennas Battery Indicator →2-1,3-3 Power Indicator →2-1 Antenna Indicator LCD Screen →2-16 Optical Drive Keyboard...
  • Page 16 Right Security Slot →A-9 Left Ventilation Openings Modem Jack →v →5-2 LAN Jack →5-5 Rear External Monitor Port →4-6 USB Ports →4-3,11,14 AC Adapter Jack →1-2 Optical Drive →2-7 Audio Output Jack (S/PDIF Compliant) →4-7,8,9 Volume Control PC Card Slot →2-15 →4-12 Microphone Jack...
  • Page 17 Bottom Battery Pack →3-1 Reset Switch →2-3 Speaker...
  • Page 18: Quick Setup

    Quick Setup Your computer is designed and pre-configured for easy setup and use. This chapter describes the steps to set up and run your computer as quickly as possible. Read this chapter first. Installing Battery Pack Your computer is powered with either the rechargeable battery pack or AC power source.
  • Page 19: Connecting To Ac Power Source

    Push the battery pack until you hear the clicking sound. Turn your computer over and go to the next section. Connecting to AC Power Source • Always use the AC adapter and AC power cord included with your computer or the optional one (may not be available in some countries). Using others may damage your computer.
  • Page 20 Slide the display cover lock lever to the right until the display cover releases, and raise the cover. Press the power button to turn on your computer. Power Indicator When you turn on your computer, the power indicator ( computer goes through a self-test to detect any problems, and Windows setup process starts.
  • Page 21: Setting Up Windows

    Setting Up Windows To setup Windows, follow the instructions on the screen. See also the Windows quick start guide. It takes approximately 5-10 minutes to complete the entire setup process. The steps in the setup process are as follows: • Configuring your location, language and keyboard type •...
  • Page 22 Properties Dialog Box on Windows In this manual, you will often see the expression “XXX Properties dialog box.” The dialog box is a window containing text boxes, check boxes, buttons, etc., with which you can send commands to Windows or other applications. To open the properties dialog boxes, click start - Control Panel.
  • Page 23: Turning Off Your Computer

    Turning Off Your Computer When you’ve finished using your computer, turn it off with one of the following steps: • From the start menu Click start – Turn Off Computer. In the Turn off computer dialog box, click Turn Off. •...
  • Page 24: Basic Operations

    Basic Operations This chapter describes the basic operations of your computer. Choosing Power Source You can use your computer with one of the following power sources: • AC power from a wall outlet Use AC power whenever possible; rely on the battery only when AC power is not available.
  • Page 25 The battery indicator is always off when your computer is turned off and not connected to AC power source. • When the battery is hot, the battery indicator may turn off and stay off until the battery becomes cool. • For more information on System standby/hibernate, see Chapter 3. Using AC Adapter When connected to a wall outlet, the AC adapter provides power for operation and charges the battery pack.
  • Page 26: Resetting System

    Resetting System You may need to restart the system if your computer becomes inoperable or after adding new hardware or software. When the message appears after the installation, click OK, Yes, etc. to restart Windows. You can also restart Windows by clicking start – Turn Off Computer; then, Restart. Resetting may cause data loss.
  • Page 27: Using Glide Pad

    Using Glide Pad Your computer is equipped with an integrated pointing device called glide pad. Using the glide pad, you can move the pointer, select an item from a menu and perform other tasks in the same way you would with a mouse. •...
  • Page 28 Click, Double-click, and Right-click To click or double-click, you can use the left button just like that of a mouse. Instead of clicking the left button, you can also just tap gently anywhere on the rectangular pad. For right-clicking, you must use the right button. Drag and Drop You can move icons or windows by using “drag and drop”...
  • Page 29: Using Keyboard

    Using Keyboard Your computer, equipped with the Windows Enhanced Keyboard, provides all the functionality of a full-sized desktop keyboard. Special Keys Windows Key Application Key System Function Keys When pressed together with the Fn key, function keys set specific system parameters. This combination is sometimes referred to as “hot keys”.
  • Page 30: Using Optical Drive

    Using Optical Drive Your computer is equipped with an optical drive allowing you to read from DVD and CD and write onto CD-R/RW. CAUTION FOR LASER Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure. Maximum output and wavelength of the laser: CLASS 1LASER PRODUCT LASER KLASSE 1...
  • Page 31 Inserting Disk Make sure the optical drive indicator is not lit on; then, press the eject button. The drive tray will pop out. Gentry pull out the tray. Place your disk, label side up, onto the tray and slightly press the center of the disk until it is locked into place.
  • Page 32 Gently push the tray back into your computer. • Do not leave the tray pulled out. Also, avoid touching the lens in the tray. If the lens becomes dirty, the disk may malfunction. • Do not wipe the lens with materials with rough surface (such as paper towels).
  • Page 33: Writing Data To Cd-r/rw Disk

    Writing Data to CD-R/RW Disk You can use CD-R or CD-RW disks to write data on. CD-RW is an erasable disk onto which you can write data and from which you can erase data. CD-R is non-erasable disk onto which you can write data only once. If free space remains, you can add data until the disk is full.
  • Page 34: Watching Dvd Video

    Watching DVD Video You can enjoy watching a DVD video on your computer using the application called WinDVD. See online help of WinDVD for more details. To run the application, click start – All Programs – InterVideo WinDVD4 - InterVideo WinDVD4. •...
  • Page 35 Your DVD drive region code can be changed. Code change is limited. Once the limit is reached, it cannot be changed any more. To confirm the limit, click Region tab of Setup dialog box and check bottom line in the window. (Refer to Using Parental Control section on the next page to open the Setup dialog box.) Make sure to log on your computer as a member of the Computer administrators group.
  • Page 36 Using Parental Control If you want to set the parental control to prevent your children from watching an inappropriate movie, follow the steps below: Run the InterVideo WinDVD4. Right-click somewhere in the InterVideo WinDVD4 window and click Setup…. Setup dialog box will appear. In Preferences tab, click Set Password button in Parental Playback Control section.
  • Page 37 Click start – Control Panel – Appearance and Themes in Category view. Click Change the screen resolution string. Set the Screen resolution to 800 by 600 pixels and set the Color quality back to Medium (16 bit). Make sure to set the Screen resolution to 800 by 600 pixels and the Color quality to Medium (16 bit) when you display the image on TV.
  • Page 38: Controlling Volume

    button ( Select Speakers from the Listen on pull-down menu. 3. Click OFF button to enable this function. It turns ON. When you use headphones: Connect your headphones to your computer and click the subpanel button ( Select Headphones from the Listen on pull-down menu. Click OFF button to enable this function.
  • Page 39: Adjusting Display

    Click start – Control Panel. Click Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices; then, Sounds and Audio Devices. If Classic view is selected, double-click Sounds and Audio Devices icon. In Sounds and Audio Devices Properties dialog box, slide the lever to adjust the output volume.
  • Page 40 Changing Resolution and Number of Colors When shipped, your computer is set to the default resolution and color. The default resolution is 1024 x 768 at 64K colors. To change the resolution and the number of colors, follow the instructions below: Right-click anywhere on the Windows desktop except icons or folders.
  • Page 41: Changing Wallpaper And Setting Screen Saver

    Changing Wallpaper and Setting Screen Saver You can enjoy various desktop patterns or screen savers. Changing Wallpaper In the Display Properties dialog box, select Desktop tab. Select appropriate wallpaper listed in Background field. Click OK. Setting Screen Saver In the Display Properties dialog box, select Screen Saver tab. Select an appropriate screen saver from the pull-down menu in Screen saver field and set time when screen saver starts.
  • Page 42: Sharing Your Computer

    Sharing Your Computer If you are sharing your computer with your colleagues or family members, set a user account for each person. Every user can choose his/her favorite desktop setting, web site lists, or make his/her own My Documents folder etc., and save them to his/her user account.
  • Page 43 If you cannot see Switch User in Log Off Windows dialog box, click Change the way users log on or off string in User Accounts dialog box, and check Use Fast User Switching and click Apply Options. Set Password to User Account You can set a password to each user account to avoid unauthorized use of your computer.
  • Page 44 Changing Password Follow the steps 1-2 on Setting Password section. Select the account you want to change, if you log on to your computer as a member of the Computer administrators group. If you log on your computer with a limited account, go to the next step. (You cannot change the password of another user account.) Select Change the password string or Change my password string.
  • Page 45 Type your password and click Remove Password. If you log on to your computer as a member of the Computer administrators group and want to delete the password of another user account, just click Remove Password. Close the User Accounts dialog box; then, the Control Panel window. 2-22...
  • Page 46: Battery And Power Management

    Battery and Power Management This chapter explains how to manage your computer’s power effectively and use the battery pack. In this section, you often see the expression “Power Options Properties dialog box”. To open the dialog box: 1. Click start – Control Panel. 2.
  • Page 47: Checking Battery Level

    Charging Battery Pack Connect the AC adapter to your computer. While the battery is being charged, the battery indicator lights orange. When the battery is fully charged, the battery indicator turns green. Charging time may vary according to the status of your computer. •...
  • Page 48: Low Battery Indication

    Low Battery Indication When the battery power becomes significantly low, the battery indicator ( red and the warning beep sounds. Save your data and turn off your computer, or connect your computer to AC power source immediately. Otherwise, your computer will be shut down and the unsaved data may be lost.
  • Page 49 Conditioning Battery Pack When the actual remaining power in your battery is less than what Windows Power Meter indicates, you need to condition the battery pack or buy a new one. Make sure your computer is powered off. Connect your computer to AC power and fully charge the battery.
  • Page 50 Unlock the battery stopper of your computer to the left and hold it; then, unlock the battery release lever of the battery pack to the left and hold it; then, pull out the battery pack. Battery Stopper Insert a new battery pack into your computer by matching the projected parts of the battery with the notched parts on your computer.
  • Page 51: Optional Add-on Battery Pack

    Optional Add-on Battery Pack The optional add-on battery pack (CE-BL30) allows you to operate your computer for extended period. Never attach any add-on batteries but the optional ones (CE-BL30). Attaching Add-on Battery Pack Follow the steps below: Turn off your computer and disconnect the AC adapter from your computer. Close the display cover and turn over your computer on a flat place.
  • Page 52 Hook the projected parts of the battery pack up to the notched parts of your computer. Softly press down the battery pack. Slightly press the two levers of the battery pack inwards and hold them; then, press down the battery pack and release the levers. Make sure the triangle logos on the battery pack go with the line marks of your computer.
  • Page 53 Removing Add-on Battery Pack Follow the steps below: Turn off your computer and disconnect the AC adapter from your computer. Close the display cover and turn over your computer on a stable surface. Slightly press the two levers of the battery pack inwards and hold them. Slightly lift up the front of the battery pack and release the levers.
  • Page 54 Close the cover on the bottom of your computer. Be sure to close the cover when the add-on battery pack is not attached. Otherwise some objects may damage inside your computer. Checking Battery Level of Add-on Battery You can check the add-on battery level with one of the following ways. On Windows Refer to Checking Battery Level section in this chapter.
  • Page 55: Power Management

    Power Management Power management saves electricity and extends battery life by controlling power supply to built-in devices. You can set the following power management properties on Windows. • Stopping power supply to the hard disk • Stopping power supply to the display •...
  • Page 56: Power Scheme

    OK. Close the Power Options Properties dialog box, then the Control Panel window. Power Scheme Home/Office Desk Using AC Power Using Battery Portable/Laptop Using AC Power Using Battery Presentation Using AC Power...
  • Page 57 • Note that Power schemes includes other power management settings (such as a timer for System standby, etc.) appearing on Power Schemes tab. Confirm those settings are set to an appropriate value when you select the processor performance using power schemes facility. •...
  • Page 58 Supporting System Hibernate If your battery becomes completely discharged during System standby, you will lose unsaved data and will need to reboot your computer. Therefore, if you are planning to leave your computer powered by battery for long periods of time, we recommend System hibernate. Confirm that System hibernate is supported with the following steps.
  • Page 59: Disabling Power Management

    • You press the power button. The above functions if you perform the following: In the Power Options Properties dialog box, select Advanced tab. Select Hibernate or Stand by in When I press the power button on my computer. Click OK , then, close the Control Panel window. •...
  • Page 60: Peripherals

    Peripherals This chapter describes how to use peripheral devices with your computer. You can connect a floppy disk drive unit, a printer, an external monitor, an IEEE1394 device, or other devices to your computer. To ensure proper use, be sure to read the instructions for each peripheral device before connecting it to your computer.
  • Page 61 Peripheral Connection Overview USB Devices Headphone / External Monitor Audio Equipment Microphone IEEE1394 Device PC Card Video Equipment with S video...
  • Page 62: Optional External Floppy Disk Drive Unit

    Optional External Floppy Disk Drive Unit You can use double-density (2DD) 720KB or high-density (2HD) 1.44MB floppy disks with the provided external floppy disk drive unit (CE-FD05). Connecting Optional External Floppy Disk Drive Unit • Do not place the floppy disk drive unit on its side or upside down. •...
  • Page 63 Inserting a Floppy Disk Hold the floppy disk with the arrow facing up and towards the drive. Slide the disk into the drive until it is locked into place. • Always insert a floppy disk straight into the floppy disk drive. •...
  • Page 64: External Display

    Formatting Floppy Disk Make sure the floppy disk is not write-protected, and insert it into the floppy disk drive. Click start – My Computer. Right-click 3 ½ Floppy (A:) icon; then, click Format… from the pop-up menu. Select the appropriate formatting options. Click Start to start formatting.
  • Page 65 Connecting External Monitor Turn off your computer and the external monitor. Open the cover on the rear side of your computer. Cover Connect one end of your external monitor cable to the external monitor port of the rear side of your computer and the other end to your external monitor. Make sure to tighten the screws of the cable if it has.
  • Page 66: Audio System

    Switching Display In the Display Properties dialog box, select Settings tab; then, click Advanced. Select S3Display. Select the output display and click OK twice. Click Yes, then, OK. Close the Control Panel window. • You can also switch the display with Fn+F5 ( ). •...
  • Page 67 Connecting Digital Audio Equipment The audio output jack of your computer is compliant to S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface). You can connect S/PDIF compliant audio equipment to your computer and output/record sound. Audio Output Jack S/PDIF Compliant Optical Audio Cable When recording sound with an audio equipment: •...
  • Page 68 Connecting Analog Audio Equipment Audio Output Jack Stereo Mini Plug You can adjust the output volume on Windows by sliding the volume lever appearing when clicking the speaker icon on the taskbar. Connecting Headphone Use the headphone with an impedance of 8Ω or more. (32Ω is recommended). Audio Output Jack White (L) Analog Audio Cable...
  • Page 69 Connecting Microphone You can input sound using an external microphone connected to the microphone jack. Use an electret condenser microphone with an impedance of 2.2kΩ and an allowable voltage of 2V. Microphone Jack To record sound: Click start; then, point All Programs – Accessories – Entertainment. Click Sound Recorder.
  • Page 70: Usb Device

    USB Device Your computer has an interface called Universal Serial Bus (USB) and its two USB ports support USB 1.1 and USB 2.0. With a USB connection, you can connect/ disconnect peripherals to/from the ports without turning off your computer. Generally, when a device is connected to your computer, the necessary driver will be installed automatically.
  • Page 71: Pc Card

    PC Card Your computer is equipped with a PC card slot (supporting PC Card Standard, CardBus compliant), which can accommodate a Type II card. You can insert/eject a PC card without turning off your computer. Inserting PC Card When you insert a protruding PC card such as wireless networking card: •...
  • Page 72: Ejecting Pc Card

    Insert a PC card into the slot with the label face up until it is locked into place. Label Facing Up If the dialog box asking you What do you want Windows to do? appears, select the task you want. Ejecting PC Card •...
  • Page 73: Printer

    Push the eject button until the inserted PC card pops out, then, remove the card. Confirm the eject button inside the cabinet. If not, push it back for safekeeping. Printer You can connect a USB printer to either of the USB ports. •...
  • Page 74: Ieee1394 Device

    IEEE1394 Device You can connect IEEE1394 devices to the IEEE1394 port on the rear side of your computer. The IEEE1394 is digital interface for handling digital video, digital audio and other data in two directions between devices, and for controlling other equipment. IEEE 1394 Connector When two or more IEEE1394 compatible devices are connected to your computer in a daisy chain, operations and data transactions are possible with not only the equipment...
  • Page 75 Connect the other end of the DV cable with the DV connector of the IEEE1394 device. IEEE1394 Connector (4 pins) Install the driver according to the instructions on the screen. Generally when you connect the device to your computer, the necessary driver will be installed automatically.
  • Page 76: Communication Functions

    Communication Functions This chapter explains how to use the built-in modem, the LAN unit, and the wireless LAN function. • When you use communications software: • Connect your computer to the AC power source. • Disable power management. (Refer to Disabling Power Management section of Chapter 3.) •...
  • Page 77 Connecting Modem to Telephone Line Turn off your computer. Open the cover of the modem jack on the left side of your computer. To avoid damaging the modem, close the modem cover after you finish using the built-in modem. Connect one end of the included modem cable to the modem jack and the other to the telephone line.
  • Page 78 Configuring Modem You may have already configured your modem during Windows setup process. Otherwise, make the necessary adjustments as shown below. Modem Configuration When you use the modem first time, you must type your location’s information. Click start – Control Panel – Printers and Other Hardware; then, Phone and Modem Options.
  • Page 79: Lan Unit

    LAN Unit You can connect to a LAN (Local Area Network) with the 100 Base-TX/10 Base-T LAN unit on your computer. To activate the LAN unit, perform the following steps. Never insert any cables, but a LAN cable, which have different electric characteristics from those of the LAN cable.
  • Page 80 Connect the core end of the LAN cable to the LAN jack and the other end of the LAN cable to the network hub. LAN Jack Core Do not insert into the modem jack (with cable and the modem jack. You can also directly communicate with another computer using a cross LAN cable.
  • Page 81 If you cannot access the network, Click start – Control Panel. Click Performance and Maintenance; then, System. If Classic view is selected, double-click System icon. Click Hardware tab; then, Device Manager button. Double-click on Network Adapters string, then, Realtek RTL8139 xxxxx string. Click Advanced tab, and select Link Speed/Duplex Mode in Property list and select an appropriate value in Value pull-down menu.
  • Page 82: Wireless Lan

    Wireless LAN Your computer has an integrated wireless LAN function compliant with IEEE 802.11b standard. You can access the network by the wireless LAN. There are two kinds of wireless networks: a network using an access point and a peer- to-peer wireless network.
  • Page 83 Connecting to the Internet via an Access Point You can connect your computer to the Internet or a wired network via an access point supporting IEEE 802.11b. Refer to the manual of the access point or consult your network administrator if you are not sure. Communicating with Other Computers •...
  • Page 84 11. Configure the network by setting the name of your computer and workgroup. To communicate with other wireless enabled computers, set the computer name and the workgroup name. The computer name should be unique and the workgroup name should be same as others. Confirming the Status of the Wireless Connection Before performing the following instructions, confirm the devices that you want to communicate with are enabled for wireless LAN.
  • Page 85 Select the network you want to connect from Available networks of Connect to Wireless Network dialog box. Type the encryption key set to the network in Network key and click Connect. • When you select a network that is not configured for encryption settings in the step 2, the Network key field is grayed and you do not have to enter the key characters.
  • Page 86: Network Setup Utility

    To set your specific network settings, confirm that your computer is connected into the network and has the proper settings for your current environment and follow the instructions below. Click start – All Programs – SHARP Network Setup Utility – SHARP Network Setup Utility. Click OK.
  • Page 87 • Make sure your computer is connected to the proper environment. • If your hardware or software configuration has been changed, you may not be able to switch to the network properly. In this case, you may need to reconfigure the settings. Changing Network Settings To change the loaded network settings, right-click on the icon you want to change the settings in the Network Setup Utility window and click Edit settings in the pop-up...
  • Page 88: Setup Utility

    Setup Utility This chapter describes how to run the Setup Utility to change settings on your computer. Running Setup Utility With the Setup Utility, you can customize the system configuration information, such as time and date, port assignments, or passwords. The information you have specified is saved in a special area called CMOS RAM, which the system reads every time you turn on your computer.
  • Page 89 Entering and Exiting the Setup Utility Turn on your computer. When the message Press <F2> to enter SETUP appears, press F2. Change to the desired settings. Refer to the next section. In Exit menu select one of the exit methods, and press Enter. Confirm the message and press Enter again.
  • Page 90: Main Menu

    Quick Boot defines whether the system skips the check of the internal memory while booting, to shorten the boot time. Quiet Boot defines whether the SHARP logo appears on the screen while booting. Video RAM Size shows the minimum size of the video memory.
  • Page 91: Advanced Menu

    Advanced Menu Internal Pointing Device enables or disables the built-in glide pad. Resolution Expansion defines whether the Setup Utility screen is expanded when the resolution is 640x480 or 800x600. Enabled means that the screen is expanded. Plug&Play O/S enables or disables plug & play function. Normally this option has to be set as default.
  • Page 92: Setting Password

    Your computer supports two different levels of password security: Supervisor password and User password. You cannot set a user password unless you have set a supervisor password. If you share your computer with others, we recommend that you set both the supervisor and the user password, and let others know the user password only.
  • Page 93: Boot Menu

    Press Enter twice. Select Exit menu and confirm Exit Saving Changes is highlighted; then press Enter Confirm Yes is highlighted and press Enter. The system restarts. Boot Menu Boot Sequence specifies the order in which your computer is to make a check for a device to boot the system.
  • Page 94: Appendixes

    Appendixes The appendixes contain additional information on the usage and care of your computer. Memory Module You can upgrade the memory size of your computer up to 768MB by installing a memory module. For available memory modules, contact your local dealer. Installing Memory Module •...
  • Page 95: Memory Module

    Loosen two screws and remove the memory slot cover. Screws Turn over the sheet and align the memory module as shown below, matching the notched part of the module with the projected part of the memory socket of your computer. Notched Part Memory Slot Cover Sheet...
  • Page 96 Press the memory module slowly to place it into the memory socket, matching the notched parts of the module with the projected parts of the socket, until you hear the clicking sound. Replace the sheet and memory slot cover, matching the projected parts of the cover with the notched parts of your computer.
  • Page 97 See Chapter 3 for replacing the battery pack.
  • Page 98: Installing Weight Saver

    Open the display cover; turn on your computer and check the memory size; by clicking start – My Computer – View system information of System Tasks. Your memory size appears at the bottom of the sentence in General tab. Share video memory size will not be included with the value.
  • Page 99 Slide the optical drive stopper backward you and pull out the optical drive unit from your computer. Optical Drive Unit Keep the optical drive unit wrapped and in a safe place to avoid any damage. Install the weight saver into the bay until it clicks. Weight Saver Re-installing Optical Drive Unit Turn off your computer and disconnect the AC adapter from your computer.
  • Page 100: Maintenance And Care

    Install the optical drive unit into the bay until it clicks. Optical Drive Unit Maintenance and Care This appendix provides you with information on how to maintain your computer in excellent working condition. Replacing Backup Battery Your computer is equipped a backup battery for keeping the information of the Setup Utility, etc.
  • Page 101 Remove the backup battery with a pointed staff. Never use a metallic material. If the material touches to the circuit, your computer may malfunction. Insert a new backup battery with the plus side (printed a part number) up. Press two hooks of the box with the edge of the battery and hold it; then, press down the battery.
  • Page 102 Tighten the screws. Insert the battery pack. Turn your computer over and connect the AC adapter. Turn on your computer. If you see the message Press <F2> to enter Setup, press F2. In the Exit menu, select Load Setup Defaults; then, press Enter. When the message Load default configuration now? appears, select Yes;...
  • Page 103 Using Security Cable You can connect a security cable to the security slot on the right side of your computer to prevent theft. Security Slot Cleaning Computer Cabinet Apply a small amount of mild cleaning solution to a dry, lint-free cloth and wipe the cabinet with the cloth.
  • Page 104: Traveling With Your Computer

    Screen The surface of the screen may become smeared and accumulate dust during use. Avoid touching the screen with your fingers when using the system. Gently wipe the surface of the screen with a soft cloth that has been dipped in a mild detergent solution and squeezed dry.
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  • Page 106: Re-installation Instructions

    Re-installation Instructions To recover your hard disk, you will use PowerQuest®EasyRestore™. Before starting re- installation, read the following End User License Agreement first. PowerQuest(R) EasyRestore (TM) End User License Agreement IMPORTANT: Read this before using your copy of PowerQuest software. This document is a legal agreement between you, the "end user,"...
  • Page 107 Technical Data and Computer Software clause at DFARS 252.227-7013or subparagraphs (c)(1) and (2) of the Commercial Computer Software-Restricted Rights at 48 CFR 52.227-19, as applicable. Contractor/manufacturer is PowerQuest Corporation/P.O. Box 1911/Orem, UT 84059. 6. NO WARRANTY. The Software is being provided to you AS IS. PowerQuest does not warrant the Software to end users.
  • Page 108 Preparation for Re-installation You can format the hard disk and re-install the preinstalled software with the recovery CD-ROM, and set the status of your computer to the same configuration as shipped from the factory. The following items are necessary for re-installation: •...
  • Page 109 Formatting the drives and re-installing Windows XP 1. Make sure your computer is turned off. 2. If any peripheral devices are connected to your computer, disconnect them. 3. If the weight saver is installed in your computer remove it and install the optical drive.
  • Page 110 15. When the message Press <F2> to enter SETUP appears, press F2. The Setup Utility opens. 16. In the Exit menu, select Load Setup Defaults; then, press Enter twice. 17. In the Exit menu, confirm Exit Saving Changes is highlighted and press Enter twice.
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  • Page 112: Troubleshooting

    T r o u b l e s h o o t i n g This chapter describes how to troubleshoot computer problems. Common Problems Problems with your computer can be caused by something as minor as an unplugged power cord or as major as a damaged hard disk drive. The information in this troubleshooting section is designed to help you find and solve minor problems.
  • Page 113 Trouble when Starting Question: Why doesn't the power indicator or the battery indicator turn • Make sure the AC adapter is correctly connected to the AC adapter jack of your computer. • Make sure the AC power cable is correctly connected to a live wall outlet. Connect another electric equipment to the wall outlet and check whether it is live or not.
  • Page 114 • If you often see the message, the backup battery has no capacity left. Replace the backup battery with the steps in Replacing Backup Battery of Appendixes. Question: Why do I get the message Operating system not found? • Run the Setup Utility and get default value of the Setup Utility. Be sure to set the date and time correctly.
  • Page 115 • Make sure the external monitor is not near any electric devices having strong magnetic fields such as a TV set or radio. • Do not share an outlet with a TV set or radio. Question: Why does the TV set display nothing or the image on it distorted? •...
  • Page 116 If you still cannot turn off the system with the power switch, press the reset switch on the bottom of your computer to turn off the system (refer to Resetting System section of Chapter 2). Ten seconds later, turn on your computer by pressing the power switch.
  • Page 117 Question: Why the drive does not open? • Confirm the optical drive unit is correctly installed to your computer. • Confirm your computer is turned on. • When your computer is turned off, insert a fine rod into the drive tray ejection hole. Question: Why can’t I read data from a disk or play files? •...
  • Page 118 Trouble with Communication Question: Why can't I communicate through the built-in modem? • Confirm the telephone line is properly connected to the modem jack. • Confirm the dial setting (pulse or tone) of Windows XP and/or communication software is matched with the telephone line. •...
  • Page 119 Type ipconfig/all; then, press Enter. The IP information appears. See the numbers of Physical Address in Ethernet adapter Network Adapters section. Type exit; then, press Enter. Question: Why can't I detect the access point on my computer? (for wireless LAN model only) •...
  • Page 120 Question: Why can't I communicate with other computers through a wireless LAN? • Confirm each computer is enabled for wireless LAN. • Confirm Computer-to-computer (ad hoc) networks only is selected in Networks to Access of Advanced dialog box of each computer. (To open Advanced dialog box, refer to Communicating with Other Computers section of Chapter 5.) •...
  • Page 121 Question: Why don't peripheral devices function correctly? • Set System standby/hibernate to Never in Power Options Properties dialog box. If this does not work, set Turn off hard disks to Never. • Confirm they are Windows XP compliant. • Confirm drivers necessary for the devices are installed. Other Troubles Question: Why is the battery pack discharged so quickly? •...
  • Page 122 Question: Why can't I produce sound? • Turn the volume control on the left side of your computer backward to increase the output volume. • Click or double-click the speaker symbol on the taskbar and check the Windows volume. Question: Why can't I turn off my computer? •...
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  • Page 124 Index AC adapter connecting, 1-2 using, 2-2 Account creating, 2-19 switching, 2-19 Audio connecting audio equipment, 4-8, 4-9 connecting headphone, 4-9 connecting microphone, 4-10 connecting speakers, 4-7 controlling output volume, 2-15 Backup battery, A-6 Battery pack Add-on battery pack, 3-6 changing, 3-4 charging, 3-2 checking level, 3-2, 3-9...
  • Page 125 Glide pad changing configuration, 2-5 clicking and double-clicking, 2-5 drag and drop, 2-5 scroll, 2-5 troubleshooting, T-4 Hard disk drive troubleshooting, T-5 IEEE 1394 device connecting, 4-15 disconnecting, 4-16 Indicators battery, 2-1 power, 2-1 status, xiv Keyboard function keys, 2-6 special keys, 2-6 troubleshooting, T-4 windows key, 2-6...
  • Page 126 Resetting power switch, 2-3 reset switch, 2-3 Screen Saver, 2-18 Setup utility advanced menu, 6-4 boot menu, 6-6 entering and exiting, 6-2 exit menu, 6-6 main menu, 6-3 running, 6-1 security menu, 6-4 Security cable, A-9 S/PDIF compliant digital audio,4-8 Status indicators, xiv System hibernate about, 3-12...
  • Page 127 Index-2...

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