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NOTEBOOK COMPUTER
PC-GP2 Series
OPERATION MANUAL

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  • Page 1 NOTEBOOK COMPUTER PC-GP2 Series OPERATION MANUAL...
  • 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 end of this section). If the trouble is causing harm to the telephone network, the telephone company may request you remove the equipment from the network until the problem is resolved.
  • 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 the computer. • Except as described elsewhere in this manual, refer all servicing to qualified personnel. Immediately shut off the computer and seek servicing under the following conditions: when the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed •...
  • Page 7 Do not scratch the surface of the LCD screen. • Turn off the computer and disconnect the AC power cord before cleaning. Battery Pack Precautions CAUTION DANGER OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS INCORRECTLY REPLACED. REPLACE ONLY WITH THE SAME OR EQUIVALENT TYPE RECOMMENDED BY THE MANUFACTURER.
  • Page 8 Discharging • Do not use the battery pack for any purpose other than powering the computer. Storage • Store the battery pack in a cool and dry place. Never allow the temperature to exceed 60°C (140°F) during storage. • Recharge the battery pack after storage, before use. Modem Precautions IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS When using your telephone equipment, basic safety precautions should always be...
  • 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: 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 the computer.
  • Page 11: 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 12: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Notice for Users in the USA ...i Safety Precautions ...v About This Manual ...viii Recording Important Information ...ix Manual Conventions...x Table of Contents...xi Overview of Computer ...xiii Quick Setup Installing a Battery Pack ...1-1 Connecting to AC Power Source ...1-3 Setting Up Windows XP...1-5 Turning Off the Computer ...1-6 Basic Operations...
  • Page 13 Peripherals Using Peripherals...4-1 Display...4-3 Audio System ...4-5 USB Device ...4-8 PC Card...4-9 Printer ...4-11 IEEE 1394 Device ...4-12 Communication Functions Built-in Modem ...5-1 LAN unit...5-4 Wireless LAN ...5-6 Network Setup Utility...5-10 Setup Utility Running the Setup Utility ...6-1 Main Menu ...6-3 Advanced Menu...6-4 Security Menu...6-5 Exit Menu ...6-7...
  • Page 14: 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 Power / Battery Indicators →2-2 Speaker Glide Pad →2-4 Microphone Status Indicators Optical Drive Hard Disk Drive Caps Lock...
  • Page 15 Right SmartMedia Card Slot →2-12 SD Card Slot →2-9 Left Ventilation Openings → v PC Card Slot →4-9 Optical Drive →2-14 Floppy Disk Drive →2-7...
  • Page 16: Battery Pack

    Rear IEEE1394 Connector →4-12 Microphone Jack →4-7 Audio Output Jack (S/PDIF compliant) →4-5 Modem Jack →5-2 Bottom S Video Output Jack LAN Jack →2-19 →5-4 Parallel Port →4-11 USB Ports →4-8 Memory Slot Cover→A-2 Battery Pack →3-1 AC Adapter Jack →1-3 Security Slot →A-8...
  • 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 your computer up and running as quickly as possible. Read this chapter first. Installing a Battery Pack Your computer is powered with either the rechargeable battery pack or AC power. See the next chapter for more information on power sources.
  • Page 19 Insert the battery pack into the computer. Push the battery pack until you hear the clicking sound. Slide the battery lock lever to the locked position ( ). Turn over the computer and go to the next section.
  • Page 20: Connecting To Ac Power Source

    Connecting to AC Power Source Plug the AC adapter cable into the AC adapter jack on the rear side of your computer. Plug the AC power cord into the AC adapter. Plug the AC power cord into a wall outlet. •...
  • Page 21 Press the power button to turn on your computer. Power Indicator Power Button When you turn on the computer, the power indicator ( ) turns green, the computer goes through a self test to detect any problems, and Windows XP Setup Wizard starts.
  • Page 22: Setting Up Windows Xp

    Setting Up Windows XP To set up Windows XP, follow the instructions on the screen. See also the Windows XP quick start guide. It takes approximately 5-10 minutes to complete the entire setup process. The steps in the setup process are as follows: •...
  • Page 23: Turning Off The Computer

    dialog boxes, click start - Control Panel. There are two types of views for the Control Panel. One is Category View, and the other is Classic View. If you select Category View, you can choose the category that may be related to what you want to do, then, choose your task by clicking it.
  • Page 24: Basic Operations

    Basic Operations This chapter describes the basic operations of your computer. Choosing Power Source You can use the 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 About the Power Indicators The following indicators show the power status of your computer. Indicator Light Power On (green) Blinking (green) Battery Connected to AC Power Source Powered by Battery The battery indicator is always off when the computer is turned off and not connected to AC power.
  • Page 26: Resetting The System

    Resetting the System You may need to restart the system if the computer becomes inoperable or after adding a new hardware or software. Warm Boot (Software Reset) If the system is locked up because of a software problem, you can reset or reboot the system by pressing the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys simultaneously and select Users tab of Windows Task Manager dialog box.
  • Page 27: Using The Glide Pad

    Using the Glide Pad Your computer is equipped with an integrated pointing device called glide pad. By moving the pointer with the glide pad, you can select an item from a menu, and perform other tasks in the same way you would with a mouse. •...
  • Page 28: Changing The Configuration

    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 The Keyboard

    Using the 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 The Floppy Disk Drive

    Using the Floppy Disk Drive You can use a double-density (2DD) 720KB or high-density (2HD) 1.44MB floppy disk. Handling Floppy Disks • Do not open the shutter and touch the disk inside; otherwise, you will not be able to read or write data from/to the disk. •...
  • Page 31 Ejecting Before removing the floppy disk, make sure the floppy disk drive indicator is not lit. Press the eject button firmly. The disk pops out slightly. Remove it and store it properly. Eject Button Formatting a Floppy Disk Make sure the floppy disk is not write-protected, and insert it into the floppy disk drive.
  • Page 32: Using The Sd Card Slot

    Using the SD Card Slot Your computer is equipped with a SD card slot. Available card sizes are 16MB to 512MB. Before inserting a SD memory card into the slot, refer to its manual. • You cannot read/write any copy-protected data from/into a SD memory card with built-in copyright protection technology compliant with the SDMI specification.
  • Page 33 If the dialog box asking you What do you want Windows to do? appears, select the task you want. indicator status: Light Off (black and white) On (colored) Blinking (red) Ejecting a SD Memory Card • Do not remove the card nor turn off the computer when the indicator on the taskbar is green or blinking red.
  • Page 34 Gently pull out the card. 2-11...
  • Page 35: Using The Smartmedia Card Slot

    Using the SmartMedia Card Slot Your computer is equipped with a SmartMedia card slot accommodating a 3.3V SmartMedia card. Available card sizes are 4MB to 128MB. Before inserting the card into the slot, refer to its manual. • Your computer supports only a 3.3V SmartMdia card. You cannot use a 5V card with your computer.
  • Page 36 If the dialog box asking you What do you want Windows to do? appears, select the task you want. Ejecting a SmartMedia Card • Do not remove the card nor turn off the computer when the indicator on the taskbar is green or blinking red. Otherwise, the smart media card or the data stored on it may be damaged.
  • Page 37: Using The Optical Drive

    Using the Optical Drive With the optical drive, you can read data from CD and write data into CD-R/RW. Furthermore, you can enjoy a movie etc, with the DVD-ROM disk. CAUTION FOR LASER Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
  • Page 38 Gently pull out the tray. Place your disk, label side up, onto the tray and slightly press the center of the disk until it locks into place. Gently push the tray back into the computer. • Do not leave the tray pulled out. Also, avoid touching the lens in the tray.
  • Page 39: Writing Data To Cd-r/rw

    Removing a Disk Make sure the optical drive indicator is not lit and press the eject button. The optical drive tray opens slightly. Gently pull out the tray. Remove the disk from the tray by holding its edge. Gently push the tray back into the computer. Make sure the optical drive indicator is not lit or blinking before pressing the eject button.
  • Page 40: Watching Dvd-rom Video

    Watching DVD-ROM Video You can enjoy watching DVD-ROM video on your computer using the application called Win DVD. See online help of Win DVD for more details. To run the application, click start – All Programs – InterVideo WinDVD4 - InterVideo WinDVD4.
  • Page 41 Available region codes are: Region Code U.S.A, Canada, U.S. Territories Europe, South Africa, Middle East, Japan Southeast Asia, East Asia(including Hong Kong) Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Central America, Mexico, South America Former Soviet Union, Indian Subcontinent, Africa China To change the region code: Insert a DVD-ROM disk into the drive.
  • Page 42 Displaying Video on Your TV Set You can connect a television set with S-Video input to your computer and enjoy DVD video on a big display. • Before connecting the television set, disconnect the external monitor. • Connect the computer and the television set directly. Otherwise, the screen may be distorted.
  • Page 43: Controlling Audio

    Disconnecting a TV Set Turn off the computer and the television set. Disconnect the television set from your computer. • Before disconnecting the television set, be sure to turn off the computer and the television set. • After disconnecting the television set, set back the display property following the steps 4 to 5 in Connecting a TV Set section.
  • Page 44: Adjusting The Display

    On Windows 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 control the output volume.
  • Page 45 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 46: Sharing The Computer

    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 47: Set Password To User Account

    Log off the Computer “Log off” is useful because you do not have to turn off the computer when you finish your task and pass the computer to another person. There are two ways to log off the computer; Switch User and Log Off. If you select Switch User, you can pass the computer to another person without closing your current applications.
  • Page 48 If you log on the computer with a limited user account, skip this step. (You cannot set a password to another user account.) Select Create a password string. • If the password has been already set, Create a password will not appear.
  • Page 49 Deleting Password Follow the steps 1-2 on Setting Password. Select the account you want to delete, if you log on to the computer as a member of the Computer administrators group. If you log on the computer with a limited account, skip this step.
  • Page 50: Battery And Power Management

    Battery and Power Management This chapter explains how to manage the 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 51: Charging The Battery Pack

    Charging the Battery Pack Connect the AC adapter to the computer. While the battery is being charged, the battery status indicator lights orange. When the battery is fully charged, the battery status indicator turns green. Charging time may vary according to the status of the computer. •...
  • Page 52 Low Battery Indication When the battery power becomes significantly low (under 10%), the battery indicator ) blinks red, the warning beep sounds. Save your data and turn off the computer, or connect the computer to AC power immediately. Otherwise, the computer will be shut down and the data may be lost.
  • Page 53: Conditioning The Battery Pack

    Conditioning the Battery Pack You need to condition the battery pack when the actual remaining power in your battery is less than what Windows Power Meter indicates, or you buy a new battery pack. Make sure the computer is turned off. Connect the computer to AC power and wait until the battery is fully charged.
  • Page 54 Slide the battery lock lever to the unlocked position ( ). Battery Lock Lever Slide the battery release lever to the unlocked position ( ) and hold it; then, pull out the battery pack slightly. Battery Release Lever Lift up the battery pack and remove it from the computer. Insert a new battery pack into the computer.
  • Page 55 Push the battery pack until you hear the clicking sound. Set the battery lock lever to the locked position ( ). Battery Lock Lever Turn over the computer and it’s ready to use.
  • Page 56: 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 XP. • Stopping power supply to the hard disk • Stopping power supply to the display •...
  • Page 57 state of the computer. In Windows XP, you can define System standby or System hibernate the system enters under what conditions. • System standby stores the current condition of the computer in RAM and stops power supply to all but a few essential components. Your system enters and resumes from System standby per the conditions mentioned later.
  • Page 58 Set Timer to Enter System Standby/Hibernate Automatically Your computer will enter System standby/hibernate automatically when the specified time has passed without any operation. To set the time: In the Power Options Properties dialog box, select Power Schemes tab. From the pull-down menu in System standby or System hibernates, select the time after which the computer will enter System standby/hibernate.
  • Page 59: Disabling Power Management

    • You press Fn + F12. 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 sleep button on my computer. Click OK. Close the Control Panel window.
  • Page 60: Peripherals

    Peripherals This chapter describes how to use peripheral devices with your computer. You can connect a printer, external monitor, 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 Audio Equipment (S/PDIF compliant) Microphone IEEE 1394 Device USB Devices Peripheral Connection Overview PC Card External Monitor Printer Video Equipment with S Video connector...
  • Page 62: Display

    Display You can use an external monitor with your computer. To display images on both displays simultaneously, use the 1024x768 resolution. • Some monitors, which are not compatible with your computer, may not display correctly. • In this section, you often see the expression “Display Properties dialog box.”...
  • Page 63 Switching the Display In the Display Properties dialog box, select Settings tab; then, click Advanced button. Select Utility Manager tab; then, Driver Mode Settings icon. Select the appropriate mode in Driver mode pull-down menu. • If your options do not appear in the menu, uncheck the box of Auto. •...
  • Page 64: Audio System

    Audio System You can output sound to speakers, audio equipment or a headphone. Connecting Speakers You can connect stereo speakers with an amplifier to the audio output jack on the rear side of the computer. Audio Output Jack Stereo Mini Plug Connecting Digital Audio Equipment The audio output jack of the computer is compliant with S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface).
  • Page 65 • Disable Windows power management. • Do not enter System standby/hibernate. • Do not operate the computer. • Use the digital audio equipment compliant with sampling rate of 48kHz. • Sound may not be recorded correctly if you use the synchronized recording system of the digital audio equipment.
  • Page 66 Connecting a 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 2.5V. Microphone Jack Mini Plug To record sound: Click start; then, point All Programs – Accessories – Entertainment. Click Sound Recorder.
  • Page 67: Usb Device

    USB Device Your computer has an interface called Universal Serial Bus (USB) and its four USB ports supporting USB 1.1 and USB 2.0. With a USB connection, you can connect/ disconnect peripherals to/from the ports without turning off the computer. Generally, when you connect a device to the computer, the necessary driver will be installed automatically.
  • Page 68: Pc Card

    PC Card Your computer is equipped with a PC card (PCMCIA) slot, which can accommodate a Type II or a CardBus compliant card. You can insert/eject a PC card without turning off the computer. Before inserting a PC card into your computer, refer to its manual. Inserting a PC Card When a new card is correctly inserted, the appropriate driver is automatically installed.
  • Page 69: Ejecting A Pc Card

    If the dialog box asking you What do you want Windows to do? appears, select the task you want. Ejecting a PC Card • Some PC cards may become hot after long use. • Be sure to follow the instructions below when ejecting a PC card. Otherwise, the system may not work properly.
  • Page 70: Printer

    Printer You can connect a printer to either of the parallel port or the USB port. Before using a printer, read the printer manual and install the printer driver. Connecting to the Parallel Port Turn off the computer and the printer. Connect the computer and the printer with the printer cable.
  • Page 71: Ieee1394 Device

    IEEE1394 Device You can connect the IEEE 1394 devices to the IEEE1394 port on the rear side of the computer. The IEEE 1394 is a digital interface for handling digital video, digital audio and other data in two directions between devices, and for controlling other equipments.
  • Page 72 Attach the provided core to one end of your DV (IEEE1394) cable. Insert the cable into the core and put the cable around the core; then, close the core until it clicks. Core Connect the core end of the DV cable into the IEEE 1394 connector of the computer and the other end into the DV connector of the IEEE 1394 device.
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  • Page 74: Communication Functions

    Communication Functions This chapter explains how to use the built-in modem and the LAN unit. Built-in Modem You can use the built-in modem for data transfer and fax communication. • To reduce the risk of fire, use only No. 26 AWG or larger telecommunication line cord.
  • Page 75 Connecting the Modem to a Telephone Line Turn off your computer. Connect the core end of the included modem cable to the modem jack (with mark) on the rear side of the computer. Connect the other end of the modem cable to the telephone line.
  • Page 76 3. In Location Information dialog box, select your country, type your area code, etc., and select your dial type; then, click OK twice. 4. Close the Control Panel window. Next time you click or double-click Phone and Modem Options, Phone and Modem Options dialog box appears.
  • Page 77: 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. Use a category 3 or a category 5 LAN cable when connecting to 10 BASE-T LAN, and the category 5 when connecting to 100 BASE-TX LAN.
  • Page 78 Connect the core end of the LAN cable into the LAN jack (with connect the other end of the LAN cable into the network hub. LAN Jack Do not insert into the LAN cable to the modem jack (with will damage the LAN cable and the modem jack. Turn on the computer.
  • Page 79: 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. See the attached specification sheet to confirm your computer has a built-in wireless LAN function. There are two kinds of wireless networks: a network using an access point and a peer- to-peer wireless network.
  • Page 80 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 81 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 82 • 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. • When the key index of your computer is different from that of the network, you cannot access the network.
  • Page 83: 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 84 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 menu. Then, edit the settings. Deleting Network To delete the loaded network settings, right-click on the icon you want to delete in the Network Setup Utility window and click Delete setting in the pop-up menu.
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  • Page 86: Setup Utility

    Setup Utility This chapter describes how to run the Setup Utility to change settings on your computer. Running the 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 the computer.
  • Page 87 Entering and Exiting the Setup Utility Turn on the computer. When <F2> to enter System Configuration Utility appears, press F2. The Setup Utility opens. Set the settings to the appropriate ones. Refer to the next section. Select Exit menu; then press Enter. Select one of the exit methods, and press Enter.
  • Page 88: Main Menu

    Main Menu Date and Time defines the system date and time. Use arrow keys to select the value, and minus key or space bar to change value. Hard Disk Type shows the type of the hard disk of your computer. Press Enter to show the details.
  • Page 89: Advanced Menu

    Advanced Menu LPT Port sets the printer port, selecting the base I/O address and IRQ. Disabled means that you cannot use the port. Mode can be selected from Bi-Directional, ECP (Extended Capabilities Port mode), EPP (Enhanced Parallel Port mode) or Output Only.
  • Page 90: Security Menu

    Security Menu Set Password defines the password (up to eight characters). See the next section about the password setting. If you lose your password, you will be unable to access the computer or change the configuration. Make sure to select a password you will never forget, or write it down and protect it in a secure place.
  • Page 91: Changing The Password

    Changing the Password In the Security menu of the Setup Utility, select Set Password and press Enter. Type your current password, and press Enter. Type your new password, and press Enter. Type your new password again, and press Enter. If you want the password required when booting, confirm Password On Boot is marked with Use Tab key to highlight OK and press Enter.
  • Page 92: Exit Menu

    Exit Menu Exit Saving Changes saves the settings you have changed and exits the Setup Utility. Exit Discarding Changes exits the Setup Utility without saving the settings you have changed. Load Setup Defaults returns the values of all items to the default. To exit, select one of the above items.
  • Page 94: Appendixes

    Appendixes The appendixes contain additional information on the use and care of your computer. Memory Module Default memory size of your computer is 512MB. You can expand the memory size up to 768MB by replacing the 256 MB memory module installed in the socket with a 512MB memory module.
  • Page 95 Loosen two screws and remove the memory slot cover. Screw Turn over the sheet, uninstall the 256MB memory module (refer to Uninstalling the Memory Module section) and align the 512MB memory module as shown below, matching the notched part of the module with the projected part of the memory socket of the computer.
  • Page 96 Replace the sheet and the memory slot cover to the computer matching the projected parts of the cover with the notched parts of the computer. Projected Part Tighten the screws. Screws Replace the battery pack, turn over the computer and connect the AC adapter. Turn on the computer and check the memory size by clicking start –...
  • Page 97: Maintenance And Care

    Uninstalling the Memory Module Follow steps 1-2 of Installing the Memory Module and turn over the sheet. Slightly bend the two latches outward until the memory module is released. Remove the memory module and follow steps 5-8 of Installing the Memory Module.
  • Page 98 Loosen the screw and remove it. Lift up the cover softly and place it next to the socket. Make sure to gently remove the cover, not with great force. The backup battery connected with the computer by the cable is attached to the back of the cover.
  • Page 99 Remove the backup battery out of the cover by pulling it out in the arrow direction. Set a new backup battery into the cover. Connect the cables of the battery to the computer. Projected Part Black Cable Make sure to connect the cables with the projected part and the notched part of the cable connector face up.
  • Page 100 Replace the backup battery box cover to the computer. Tighten the screw. 10. Insert the battery pack and turn over the computer. 11. Connect the AC adapter and turn on the computer. 12. If you see the message Press F1 to Continue, Del to Load CMOS defaults, press Delete key.
  • Page 101 Using a Security Cable You can connect a security cable to the security slot on the rear side of your computer to prevent theft. Security Cable Cleaning the Computer Cabinet Apply a small amount of mild cleaning solution to a dry, lint-free cloth and wipe the cabinet with the cloth.
  • Page 102 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.
  • Page 103: 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 104 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 105 Preparation for Re-installation You can format the hard disk and re-install the preinstalled software with the recovery CD-ROMs, 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 106 Formatting the drives and re-installing Windows XP 1. Make sure the computer is turned off. 2. If any peripheral devices are connected to your computer, disconnect them. 3. Connect the AC adapter; then, turn on the computer. Be sure to connect the AC adapter. If the battery is completely discharged, the installation process will be canceled.
  • Page 107: Specifications

    Specifications Parts Primary cache Secondary cache System Video Display Panel Video controller Resolution/color Keyboard Pointing device Drive Hard disk Floppy disk Optical PC card slot SD card slot Smart Media card slot Audio system I/O ports Audio Video Others Modem Wireless LAN Operating system Power...
  • Page 108: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting 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 109 Trouble when Starting Question: Why doesn't the power indicator or the battery status indicator turn on? • 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 110 Question: Why do I get the message Press ‘H’ to retry Hard Disk, any other key for floppy? • If you cancel the re-installation on the way, you will see the message above. Restart re-installation form the beginning of Re-installation Instructions procedures of the provided Supplement and format the entire hard disk (both C: and D: drives) this time.
  • Page 111 Question: Why can’t I change the display with Fn+F5 keys? • When playing the animation or game, Fn+F5 key combination may not work. Close the currently running application. • When running DOS in the full screen mode, Fn+F5 key combination may not work.
  • Page 112 Trouble with Keyboard/Glide Pad Question: Why doesn't the keyboard or the glide pad function? • Follow the steps below: Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete simultaneously and follow the message on the screen. If step1 does not work, press the power switch for more than four seconds to turn off the system.
  • Page 113 • Confirm the hard disk has sufficient free space. Trouble with the SD/SmartMedia Cards Question: Why can’t I use a SD card or a SmartMedia card? • Click Safely Remove Hardware icon ( the SD card slot and SmartMedia card slot, shown by Safely remove USB Mass Storage Device- Drives (X:,X:) appear.
  • Page 114 Question: Why doesn’t the DVD movie play smoothly? • Ensure to use AC power. • Set back the screen resolution, color quality, and screen refresh rate to the default value of 1024x768, 16bit, and 60Hertz. Question: Why isn’t the optical drive recognized? •...
  • Page 115 Question: Why is the communication speed so slow? • Close the applications currently opened. • Try to connect another ISP (Internet Service Provider), or try to connect in some other time. Question: Why can't I access the LAN? • Confirm the cable is properly connected to the LAN jack and the network hub. •...
  • Page 116 Question: Why can't I connect to the network via an access point? • Confirm Any available network (access point preferred) is selected in Networks to access of Advanced dialog box. (To open Advanced dialog box, refer to Communicating with Other Computers section in Chapter 5.) •...
  • Page 117 Trouble with Peripherals Question: Why don't peripheral devices function? • Confirm they are correctly connected to your computer. • Confirm they are Windows XP compliant. • Confirm drivers necessary for the devices are installed. • Set System standby and System hibernates to Never in Power Options Properties dialog box.
  • Page 118 Question: Why can't I use a hardware device? • Make sure the hardware device is not disabled. 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 the device you cannot use.
  • Page 119 Question: Why can’t I find the drivers and applications? • You may accidentally remove them. They are stored on the last recovery disk. (i.e. when two recovery CDs are provided, they are stored on the “Disk 2”.) When you are not sure how to install them or the CD does not have the drivers or applications, consult local service staff.
  • Page 120 Index AC adapter connecting, 1-3 using, 2-2 Account creating, 2-23 switching, 2-24 Antenna indicator, 5-6 Audio connecting audio equipment, 4-5 connecting headphone, 4-6 connecting microphone, 4-7 connecting speakers, 4-5 controlling output volume, 2-20 Backup battery, A-4 Battery pack changing, 3-4 charging, 3-2 checking level, 3-2 conditioning, 3-4...
  • Page 121 Glide pad changing configuration, 2-5 clicking and double-clicking, 2-5 drag and drop, 2-5 scroll, 2-5 troubleshooting, T-5 Hard disk drive troubleshooting, T-5 IEEE 1394 device connecting, 4-12 disconnecting, 4-13 Indicators antenna, 5-6 battery, 2-2, 3-3 power, 1-4, 2-2 status, xiii Keyboard function keys, 2-6 special keys, 2-6...
  • Page 122 Resetting power switch, 2-3 reset switch, 2-3 Screen saver, 2-23 Setup utility advanced menu, 6-4 entering and exiting, 6-2 exit menu, 6-7 main menu, 6-3 running, 6-1 security menu, 6-5 SD memory card ejecting, 2-10 inserting, 2-9 Sequrity cable, A-8 SmartMedia card ejecting, 2-13 inserting, 2-12...
  • Page 123 Index-2...
  • Page 124 SHARP CORPORATION 2002 SHARP CORPORATION PRINTED IN CHINA 561567184001...

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