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TOSHIBA mini NB200 series



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  • Page 1 User's Manual TOSHIBA mini NB200 series
  • Page 2 Copyright © 2009 by TOSHIBA Corporation. All rights reserved. Under the copyright laws, this manual cannot be reproduced in any form without the prior written permission of TOSHIBA. No patent liability is assumed, with respect to the use of the information contained herein.
  • Page 3 This product is carrying the CE-Mark in accordance with the related European Directives. Responsible for CE-Marking is TOSHIBA Europe GmbH, Hammfelddamm 8, 41460 Neuss, Germany. The complete and official EU Declaration of Conformity can be found on TOSHIBA’s web site CE compliance...
  • Page 4: Working Environment

    This product was designed to fulfil the EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) requirements to be observed for so-called "Residential, commercial and light industry environments". TOSHIBA do not approve the use of this product in working environments other than the above mentioned "Residential, commercial and light industry environments".
  • Page 5 For more detailed information about the collection and recycling programmes available in your country, please visit our website ( or contact your local city office or the shop where you purchased the product. Disposal of batteries and/or accumulators...
  • Page 6 ENERGY STAR logo on the computer and the following information applies. TOSHIBA is a partner in the ENERGY STAR Program and has designed this computer to meet the latest ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency.
  • Page 7 RoHS Compliance TOSHIBA Europe GmbH herewith declares that this product complies with EU-RoHS-Directive (EU 2002/95/EC) and its related national transpositions. For Turkey only Toshiba meets all requirements of Turkish regulation 26891 "Restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment".
  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Recovery Options........3-11 User’s Manual TOSHIBA mini NB200 series viii...
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  • Page 11: Manual Contents

    This manual tells how to set up and begin using your TOSHIBA mini NB200 series computer. It also provides detailed information on configuring your computer, basic operations and care, using optional devices and troubleshooting.
  • Page 12 Modes, gives details on the computer’s Passwords, explains how to configure the Devices, describes the optional hardware available. Legal Footnotes, provides Legal Footnotes information related provide technical information about your computer. defines general computer terminology and includes a list of TOSHIBA mini NB200 series...
  • Page 13 Names of windows or icons or text generated by the computer that appear on its display screen are presented in the type face you see to the left. The word "Start" refers to the " ® in Microsoft Windows XP. TOSHIBA mini NB200 series " button xiii...
  • Page 14: General Precautions

    General Precautions TOSHIBA computers are designed to optimize safety, minimize strain and withstand the rigors of portability. However, certain precautions should be observed to further reduce the risk of personal injury or damage to the computer. Be certain to read the general precautions below and to note the cautions included in the text of the manual.
  • Page 15 Do not apply heavy pressure to the computer or subject it to any form of strong impact as this can damage the computer's components or otherwise cause it to malfunction. User’s Manual Instruction Manual for Safety and TOSHIBA mini NB200 series Comfort. It contains...
  • Page 16: Instruction Manual For Safety And Comfort

    Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort All important information on the safe and proper use of this computer is described in the enclosed Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort. Be sure to read it before using the computer. User’s Manual TOSHIBA mini NB200 series...
  • Page 17: Introduction

    Some of the features described in this manual may not function properly if you use an operating system that was not pre-installed by TOSHIBA. Equipment checklist Carefully unpack your computer, taking care to save the box and packaging materials for future use.
  • Page 18: Features

    TOSHIBA SD Memory Utilities ■ TOSHIBA mini NB200 series User’s Manual (This manual) SD Memory Card Format Utility and other SD functions are packaged into TOSHIBA SD Memory Utilities. When uninstalling the SD utilities, click Start Control Panel TOSHIBA SD Memory Utilities.
  • Page 19: Pointing Device

    Memory Slot Video RAM Legal Footnote (Memory (Main System)) For more information regarding Memory (Main System), please refer to Legal Footnotes Disks Hard disk drive Additional hard disk drive sizes may be introduced. Keyboard Built-in Pointing Device Built-in Touch Pad User’s Manual PC2-4200 1,024MB memory module can be installed in the memory slot.
  • Page 20 Power Battery pack RTC battery AC adaptor Ports External monitor Universal Serial Bus (USB 2.0) Slots Bridge media User’s Manual The computer is powered by one rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack. The internal RTC battery backs up the Real Time Clock (RTC) and calendar. The AC adaptor provides power to the system and recharges the batteries when they are low.
  • Page 21 Multimedia Sound system Web Camera Headphone jack Microphone jack Communications Bluetooth ™ Wireless LAN User’s Manual The integrated sound system provides support for the computer's internal speakers and microphone, also allowing an external microphone and headphones to be connected via the appropriate jacks. The integrated Web Camera is a device that allows you to record video or take photographs with your computer.
  • Page 22 Chapter 10 or click the *7 above. Security Security lock slot Software Operating system TOSHIBA Utilities Plug and Play User’s Manual Hot keys Allows the connection of a security lock to anchor the computer to a desk or other large object.
  • Page 23: Special Features

    Special features The following features are either unique to TOSHIBA computers or are advanced features which make the computer more convenient to use. To access each function where it is specified as being within the Power Options utility, please use the following procedure.
  • Page 24 - in this instance all unsaved data in memory will be lost. TOSHIBA HDD Protection The TOSHIBA HDD Protection function does not guarantee that the hard disk drive will not be damaged. Hibernation Mode Standby Mode User’s Manual...
  • Page 25: Utilities And Applications

    For further information on their operation, please refer to each utility's online manual, help files or README.TXT file. TOSHIBA ConfigFree TOSHIBA ConfigFree is a suite of utilities that TOSHIBA Power Saver TOSHIBA Zooming...
  • Page 26: Options

    Options You can add a number of options to make your computer even more powerful and convenient to use. The following options are available: Memory kit Battery Pack AC Adaptor USB FDD Security lock User’s Manual 1,024MB memory module (DDR2-533) can easily be installed in the computer.
  • Page 27: Chapter 2 The Grand Tour

    The Grand Tour This chapter identifies the various components of your computer. Become familiar with each component before you operate the computer. Front with the display closed The following figure shows the computer’s front with its display panel in the closed position.
  • Page 28: System Indicators

    System indicators The LED system indicators for specific computer operations glow when those operations are in progress. Wireless communication Wireless WAN communication DC IN Power Battery User’s Manual System indicators The Wireless communication indicator glows amber when the Bluetooth and Wireless LAN functions are turned on.
  • Page 29: Left Side

    Bridge media slot Arrow Lock Numeric Lock Left side The following figure shows the computer's left side. 1. External monitor port 2. Thermal vent holes 3. Microphone jack External monitor port This port allows you to connect an external Thermal vent holes Do not block the thermal vent holes.
  • Page 30 Microphone jack Headphone jack LAN jack ■ Do not connect any cable other than a LAN cable to the LAN jack. It could cause damage or malfunction. ■ Do not connect the LAN cable to a power supply. It could cause damage or malfunction.
  • Page 31: Right Side

    Right side The following figure shows the computer’s right side. 1. Universal Serial Bus (USB 2.0) port 2. DC IN 19V jack 3. Security lock slot Universal Serial Bus (USB 2.0) port DC IN 19V jack Security lock slot Back side Figure below shows the computer’s back side.
  • Page 32: Underside

    Underside The following figure shows the underside of the computer. You should ensure that the display is closed before the computer is turned over to avoid causing any damage. 1. Memory module slot 2. Battery release latch 3. Battery pack Memory module slot Battery release latch Battery pack...
  • Page 33: Front With The Display Open

    Front with the display open This section shows the computer with the display panel open. In order to open the display, lift the display panel up and position it at a comfortable viewing angle for you. 1. Web Camera LED 2.
  • Page 34 Web Camera LED Web Camera Microphone Display screen Power button Touch Pad Touch Pad control buttons User’s Manual The Web Camera LED glows when the Web Camera is working. The Web Camera is a device that allows you to record video or take photographs with your computer.
  • Page 35: Ac Adaptor

    Keyboard indicators When the CAPS LOCK indicator glows, the keyboard will produce capitals when any letter is typed. 1. CAPS LOCK indicator CAPS LOCK AC adaptor The AC adaptor can automatically adjust to any voltage ranging from 100 to 240 volts and to a frequency of either 50 or 60 hertz, enabling you to use this computer in almost any country/region.
  • Page 36 Always use the TOSHIBA AC adaptor that was included with your computer, or use AC adaptors specified by TOSHIBA to avoid any risk of fire or other damage to the computer. Use of an incompatible AC adaptor could cause fire or damage to the computer possibly resulting in serious injury.
  • Page 37: Chapter 3 Getting Started

    Getting Started This chapter provides basic information to start using your computer. It covers the following topics: ■ All users should be sure to read the section time. ■ Be sure to read the enclosed Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort for information on the safe and proper use of this computer.
  • Page 38: Connecting The Ac Adaptor

    ■ Always use the TOSHIBA AC adaptor that was included with your computer or use AC adaptors specified by TOSHIBA to avoid any risk of fire or other damage to the computer. Use of an incompatible AC adaptor could cause fire or damage to the computer possibly resulting in serious injury.
  • Page 39 1. Connect the power cord to the AC adaptor. Either a 2-pin or 3-pin adaptor/cord will be included with the computer depending on the model. 2. Connect the AC adaptor's DC output plug to the DC IN 19V jack on the right side of the computer.
  • Page 40: Opening The Display

    Opening the display The display panel can be opened to a wide range of angles for optimal viewing. While holding down the palm rest with one hand so that the main body of the computer is not raised, slowly lift the display panel - this will allow the angle of the display panel to be adjusted to provide optimum clarity.
  • Page 41: Turning On The Power

    ■ When opening the panel, please be careful not to force it beyond the point where it moves easily. ■ Be careful not to open the display panel too far as this could put stress on the display panel’s hinges and cause damage. ■...
  • Page 42: Starting Up For The First Time

    1. Power button Starting up for the first time The Microsoft Windows XP Startup Screen will be the first screen displayed when you turn on the power. Follow the on-screen instructions on each screen in order to properly install the operating system. When it is displayed, be sure to read the carefully.
  • Page 43: Turning Off The Power

    Turning off the power The power can be turned off in one of three modes, either Shut Down Mode, Hibernation Mode or Standby Mode. Shut Down Mode When you turn off the power in Shut Down Mode no data will be saved and the computer will boot to the operating system's main screen the next time it is turned on.
  • Page 44: Starting Hibernation Mode

    Benefits of Hibernation Mode The Hibernation Mode feature provides the following benefits: ■ Saves data to the hard disk drive when the computer automatically shuts down because of a low battery condition. ■ You can return to your previous working environment immediately when you turn on the computer.
  • Page 45: Standby Mode

    Standby Mode In Standby mode the power remains on, but the processor and all other devices are in standby mode. Turning Off Your Computer where Electronic Devices are Regulated or Controlled. When you have to turn off your computer aboard an aircraft or in places where electronic devices are regulated or controlled, always shut down the computer completely or put the computer into Hibernation mode instead of allowing it to go into Standby Mode.
  • Page 46: Restarting The Computer

    Executing Standby Mode You can also enable Standby Mode by pressing FN + F3 - please refer to Chapter 5, You can enter Standby Mode in one of three ways: 1. Click Windows Start button, click Turn Off Computer, and then click Stand By.
  • Page 47: Recovery Options

    ■ In case of damage, loss or other reasons you can order a Product Recovery Disc for your notebook in the TOSHIBA Europe Backup Media Online shop by following the link and restoring the pre-installed software from them* * Please note that this service is not free-of-charge.
  • Page 48 3. Turn on your computer to open Windows XP. 4. Insert the (first) blank media into the tray of the optical drive. 5. Click the TOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator from Start Programms 6. After Recovery Disc Creator starts, select the type of media and the title you wish to copy to the media then click the Create button.
  • Page 49 Restoring the preinstalled software from optical recovery media If pre-installed files are damaged, use your created Recovery Media or ordered Product Recovery Media to restore them. To restore the operating system and all preinstalled software, follow the steps below. ■ When the sound mute feature has been activated by pressing the FN + ESC key, be sure to disable this to allow sounds to be heard before starting the restore process.
  • Page 50: Chapter 4 Operating Basics

    Operating Basics This chapter describes the basic operations of your computer and highlights the precautions that should be taken when using it. Using the Touch Pad To use the Touch Pad, simply touch and move your fingertip across it in the direction you want the on-screen pointer to go.
  • Page 51: Usb Sleep And Charge Function

    You can also tap the Touch Pad to perform functions similar to those of the left button on a standard mouse. Click: Double-click: Drag and drop: USB Sleep and Charge function Your computer can supply power (DC5V) to the USB port even when the power of the computer is turned OFF.
  • Page 52: Starting The Usb Sleep And Charge Utility

    This utility can be used to enable and disable the USB Sleep and Charge function. Check the "USB Sleep and Charge" check box. In the default state this function is disabled. User’s Manual All Programs TOSHIBA in Chapter 7 for details on starting the Operating Basics Utilities...
  • Page 53: Power Supply Mode Settings

    Power supply mode settings There are several USB Sleep and Charge function modes. "Mode 4(Default)" should normally be used. Set one of the other modes (try from "Mode 3" to "Mode 1") "Mode 4(Default)". This function may not be able to be used with some connected external devices even if the appropriate mode is selected.
  • Page 54: Using The Web Camera

    Using the web camera Built-in web camera is provided with some models.This section describes the bundled webcam utility, which can capture still and video images. The web camera will auto-run when Windows starts. Ensure that you remove the protective plastic film that covers the Web Camera before using it.
  • Page 55: Using The Software

    Using the software The web camera software is pre-configured to start when you turn on Windows XP; if you need to restart it go to Start Camera Assistant Software 1. Capture Still Image 2. Video Recording 3. Audio Recording 4. Function Capture Still Image Video Recording Audio Recording...
  • Page 56: Using The Microphone

    Properties Settings Help Using the microphone You can use the built-in or an external microphone that connects to the microphone jack to record monaural sounds into your applications. It can also be used to issue voice commands to applications that support such functions.
  • Page 57: Bluetooth Wireless Technology

    ■ TOSHIBA is not liable for the loss of data due to eavesdropping or illegal access through the wireless LAN and the damage thereof. Bluetooth wireless technology Bluetooth™...
  • Page 58: Wireless Communication Indicator

    Enable/Disable Wireless communication with hot key You can enable or disable Wireless communication (Wireless LAN and Bluetooth) functions, with hot keys (FN + F8). No transmissions are sent or received when wireless communication is turned off. ■ Do not use the Wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) or Bluetooth functionalities near a microwave oven or in areas subject to radio interference or magnetic fields.
  • Page 59: Lan

    The computer has built-in support for Ethernet LAN (10 megabits per second, 10BASE-T) and Fast Ethernet LAN (100 megabits per second, 100BASE-TX). This section describes how to connect/disconnect to a LAN. Do not install or remove a memory module while Wake-up on LAN is enabled.
  • Page 60: Cleaning The Computer

    1. LAN jack 3. Plug the other end of the cable into a LAN hub connector or router. Check with your LAN administrator and hardware or software vendor before using or configuring a network connection. When the computer is exchanging data with the LAN, the LAN Active indicator glows amber.
  • Page 61: Moving The Computer

    Using the cleaning cloth The cleaning cloth can be used to wipe away dust and fingerprints from the keyboard and palm rest area of your computer. ■ When wiping the keyboard, palm rest and display panel, do so gently without using excessive pressure. ■...
  • Page 62: Heat Dispersal

    The TOSHIBA HDD Protection function does not guarantee that the hard disk drive will not be damaged. When vibration is detected, a message will be displayed on the screen, and the icon in the Taskbar notification area will change to the protection state in use.
  • Page 63: Toshiba Hdd Protection Properties

    However, when the computer is used in a mobile environment or in other unstable conditions, setting the detection level to 3 could result in frequent execution of TOSHIBA HDD Protection, which will slow Hard Disk Drive reading and writing. Set a lower detection level when the speed of Hard Disk Drive reading and writing is a priority.
  • Page 64 Details To open the Details window, click the Setup Detail button in the TOSHIBA HDD Protection Properties window. Detection Level Amplification When the AC adaptor is disconnected or the lid is closed, HDD Detection assumes that the computer will be carried and sets the detection level to the maximum for 10 seconds.
  • Page 65: Chapter 5 The Keyboard

    The Keyboard The computer's keyboard layouts are compatible with a 104/105-key enhanced keyboard - by pressing some keys in combination, all of the 104/105-key enhanced keyboard functions can be performed on the computer. The number of keys available on your keyboard will depend on which country/region your computer is configured for, with keyboards being available for numerous languages.
  • Page 66: Function Keys: F1

    Soft keys: FN key combinations The FN (function) is unique to TOSHIBA computers and is used in combination with other keys to form soft keys. Soft keys are key combinations that enable, disable or configure specific features.
  • Page 67: Hot Keys

    Press FN + F10 or FN + F11 to access the computer's integrated keypad. When activated, the keys with grey markings on their bottom edge become either numeric keypad keys (FN + F11) or cursor control keys (FN + F10). Please refer to the information on how to operate these keys, taking care to note that the power on default for both settings is off.
  • Page 68 Hibernate: Pressing FN + F4 switches the system to Hibernation mode. Output: Pressing FN + F5 changes the active display device. Brightness (Down): Pressing FN + F6 decreases the computer's display panel brightness in individual steps. Brightness (Up): Pressing FN + F7 increases the computer's display panel brightness in individual steps.
  • Page 69 Volume up: Pressing FN + 4 to increase the volume in increments. FN Sticky key You can use the TOSHIBA Accessibility Utility to make the FN key sticky, that is, you can press it once, release it, and then press an "F Number"...
  • Page 70: Windows Special Keys

    Windows special keys The keyboard provides two keys that have special functions in Windows: Windows Start Button activates the Start menu and the other, the application key, has the same function as the secondary mouse button. This key activates the Windows Start menu. This key has the same function as the secondary (right) mouse button.
  • Page 71 Temporarily using normal keyboard (overlay on) While using the overlay, you can temporarily access the normal keyboard functions without having to turn the overlay off: 1. Hold FN and press any other key - this key will operate as if the overlay were off.
  • Page 72: Generating Ascii Characters

    Temporarily changing modes If the computer is in Numeric Mode, you can switch temporarily to Arrow Mode by pressing a SHIFT key, while if it is in Arrow Mode, you can switch temporarily to Numeric Mode by also pressing a SHIFT key. Generating ASCII characters Not all ASCII characters can be generated using normal keyboard operation, but you are able to generate these characters using their specific...
  • Page 73: Chapter 6 Power And Power-up Modes

    Power and Power-up Modes The computer's power resources include the AC adaptor and internal batteries. This chapter gives details on making the most effective use of these resources including charging and changing batteries, tips for saving battery power, and power-up modes. Power conditions The computer's operating capability and battery charge status are affected by different power conditions, including whether an AC adaptor is...
  • Page 74: Power Indicators

    AC adaptor Battery charge is above low connected battery trigger point Battery charge is below low battery trigger point Battery charge is exhausted No battery installed Power indicators As shown in the below table, the Battery, DC IN and Power indicators on the system indicator alert you to the computer’s operating capability and battery charge status.
  • Page 75: Battery Types

    DC IN indicator Check the DC IN indicator to determine the power status with the AC adaptor connected - the following indicator conditions should be noted: Green No light Power indicator Check the Power indicator to determine the power status of the computer - the following indicator conditions should be noted: Green Blinking amber...
  • Page 76: Care And Use Of The Battery Pack

    The computer's RTC battery is a lithium battery and should be replaced only by your dealer or by a TOSHIBA service representative. The battery can explode if not properly replaced, used, handled or disposed of.
  • Page 77: Charging The Batteries

    The battery pack is lithium ion battery, which can explode if not replaced, used, handled or disposed of properly. Dispose of the battery as required by local ordinances or regulations. Use only batteries recommended by TOSHIBA as replacements. ■ Charge the battery pack only in an ambient temperature between 5 and 35 degrees Celsius.
  • Page 78: Battery Charging Notice

    Time The following table shows the approximate time required to fully charge a discharged battery. Battery type Battery Pack (3 cell) Battery Pack (6 cell) RTC battery Please be aware that the charging time when the computer is on is affected by ambient temperature, the temperature of the computer and how you are using the computer - if you make heavy use of external devices for example, the battery might scarcely charge at all during...
  • Page 79: Monitoring Battery Capacity

    Monitoring battery capacity Remaining battery power can be monitored in Power Options. ■ You should wait at least 16 seconds after turning on the computer before trying to monitor the remaining operating time. This is because the computer needs this time to check the battery's remaining capacity and then calculate the remaining operating time, based on this together with the current power consumption.
  • Page 80: Retaining Data With Power Off

    Retaining data with power off When you turn off your computer with fully charged batteries, the batteries retain data for the following approximate time periods. Battery type Battery pack RTC battery Extending battery life To maximize the life of your battery packs: ■...
  • Page 81: Replacing The Battery Pack

    Replacing the battery pack Please be aware that the battery pack is classified as a consumable item. The operating life of the battery pack will gradually reduce through repeated charging and discharging, and will need to be replaced when it reaches the end of its operating life.
  • Page 82 1. Battery safety lock 2. Battery release latch 6. Slide and hold the battery release latch (1) to disengage the battery pack and then remove it from the computer (2). User’s Manual Power and Power-up Modes 3. Battery pack Releasing the battery pack (1) Releasing the battery pack (2) 6-10...
  • Page 83: Power-up Modes

    To install a battery, follow the steps as detailed below: 1. Insert the battery pack as far as it will go into the computer (1). 2. Ensure that the battery pack is securely in place and the battery safety lock (2) is in its position. 1.
  • Page 84: System Auto Off

    Hot keys You can use the FN + F3 hot key to enter Standby Mode or FN + F4 to enter Hibernation Mode - please refer to Chapter 5, further details. Panel power on/off You can set up your computer so that power is turned off automatically when you close the display panel, and turned on again when you open it.
  • Page 85: Chapter 7 Bios Setup And Passwords

    BIOS Setup and Passwords This chapter explains how to use BIOS to set up user and supervisor passwords. Accessing BIOS Setup Menu To start the utility, please press "F2" to enter the BIOS Setup Menu when booting up the computer. BIOS Setup Menu Within the BIOS Setup Menu, select the Security menu in order to change or modify the User Password or Supervisor Password.
  • Page 86: Set User Password

    Password User Password/Supervisor Password Select Set User Password/Set Supervisor Password and press Enter, then the following message is shown: Set User Password Enter New Password Confirm New Password If there is an old password set, setup will display the following and require that the existing password is entered first: Set User Password Enter Current Password...
  • Page 87: Boot Priority

    Starting the computer by password If you have already registered a password, please enter the password manually to start the computer: To enter a password manually, follow these steps: 1. Turn on the power as described in Chapter 3, following message appears: Username At this point, the hotkeys FN + F1 to F9 do not work.
  • Page 88 Wake-up on LAN This feature lets the computer's power be turned on from shutdown when it receives a wake-up packet (Magic packet) from the LAN. The Wake-up on LAN from Standby Mode or Hibernation Mode function is dependent on the setting of OS. (The setting in BIOS Setup does not affect the setting of OS.) Enabled Disabled...
  • Page 89: Chapter 8 Optional Devices

    Optional Devices Optional devices can expand the computer's capabilities and its versatility. This chapter describes the connection or installation of the following devices: To connect optional devices (such as USB device or External monitor) to the computer, be sure to check the shape and orientation of the connector before connecting.
  • Page 90: Bridge Media Slot

    Bridge media slot The computer is equipped with a Bridge media slot that can accommodate some kinds of memory media with various memory capacities so that you can easily transfer data from devices, such as digital cameras and Personal Digital Assistants. ■...
  • Page 91: Additional Memory Module

    SD/SDHC memory cards are sold already formatted in conformity to specific standards. If you format the SD/SDHC memory card again, be sure to format it with the TOSHIBA SD Memory Card Format utility, not with the format command provided by Windows.
  • Page 92 ■ Use only memory modules approved by TOSHIBA. ■ Do not try to install or remove a memory module under the following conditions. a. The computer is turned on. b. The computer was shut down in either Standby or Hibernation Mode.
  • Page 93 1. Memory module cover 4. Align the notch of the memory module with that of the memory module slot and gently insert the module into the slot at about a 30 degree angle before gently pressing it down until the latches on either side snap into place.
  • Page 94: Removing A Memory Module

    Take care to ensure that the memory module cover is firmly closed. 1. Memory module cover 6. Install the battery pack - refer to Chapter 6, 7. Turn your computer over. 8. Turn the computer on and make sure the added memory is recognized - to confirm this select, Start Maintenance Removing a memory module...
  • Page 95: Battery Packs

    Battery Packs You can increase the portability of the computer with additional battery packs so that, if you're away from an AC power source and your battery runs low, you can replace it with a freshly charged battery. Please refer to Chapter 6, Power and Power-up Modes Universal AC Adaptor...
  • Page 96: Security Lock

    The hibernation and standby feature can be used with an external monitor. Simply enable hibernation and standby and the computer will maintain the data as it is displayed on the external monitor. Security lock A security locks enable you to anchor your computer to a desk or other heavy object in order to help prevent unauthorized removal or theft.
  • Page 97: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting TOSHIBA designed the computer for durability. However, should problems occur, following the procedures in this chapter can help to determine the cause. All readers should become familiar with this chapter. Knowing what might go wrong can help prevent problems from occurring.
  • Page 98: Analyzing The Problem

    ■ Inspect all connecting cables for loose wires and all connectors for loose pins. ■ Check that your diskette is correctly inserted and that the diskette’s write protect tab is correctly set. Make notes of your observations and keep them in a permanent error log. This will help you describe your problems to your dealer.
  • Page 99: Hardware And System Checklist

    When the computer starts up, the self-test will be run automatically, and the following will be displayed: TOSHIBA Leading Innovation>>> This message remains on the screen for a few seconds. If the self test is successful, the computer tries to load the operating system.
  • Page 100: Overheating Power Down

    Power When the computer is not plugged into an AC adaptor, the battery pack is the primary power source. However, your computer has a number of other power resources, including intelligent power supply and Real Time Clock battery. These resources are interrelated and any one could affect apparent power problems.
  • Page 101 Problem Battery doesn’t power the computer as long as expected Password Problem Cannot enter password Keyboard Keyboard problems can be caused by your setup configuration. For more information refer to Chapter 5, Passwords. Problem Some letter keys produce numbers User’s Manual Procedure Check whether the battery is hot or cold to the touch.
  • Page 102 Problem Output to screen is garbled LCD panel Apparent LCD problems may be related to the computer’s setup. Refer to Chapter 7, BIOS Setup and Problem No display Markings appear on the LCD screen Problems above remain unresolved or other problems occur Hard disk drive Problem Computer does not...
  • Page 103: Touch Pad

    Pointing device If you are using a USB mouse, also refer to the and to your mouse documentation. Touch Pad Problem On-screen pointer does not respond to Touch Pad operation Double-tapping does not work The mouse pointer moves too fast or too slow When the reaction of Touch Pad is...
  • Page 104: Usb Mouse

    USB mouse Problem On-screen pointer does not respond to mouse operation Double-clicking does not work The mouse pointer moves too fast or too slow The mouse pointer moves erratically SD/MuliMedia Card Refer also to Chapter 8, Problem Memory card error occurs You cannot write to the memory card...
  • Page 105: Sound System

    External Monitor Refer also to Chapter 8, documentation. Problem Monitor does not turn No display Display error occurs Sound system Problem No sound is heard Refer also to your USB device’s documentation. Problem USB device does not work User’s Manual Optional Devices, and to your monitor’s Procedure...
  • Page 106 Problem Standby/Hibernation Problem The system will not enter standby/ hibernation Problem Cannot access LAN Wake-up on LAN Wireless LAN If the following procedures do not restore LAN access, consult your LAN administrator. For more information on wireless communication, refer to Chapter 4, Operating Problem...
  • Page 107: Toshiba Support

    They are your best resource for current information and support. Where to write If you are still unable to solve the problem and suspect that it is hardware related, write to TOSHIBA at the location listed in the enclosed warranty booklet or visit User’s Manual Procedure Make sure the computer’s wireless...
  • Page 108: Cpu*1

    86°F) or >25°C (77°F) at high altitude (all temperature references are approximate and may vary depending on the specific computer model - please refer to your PC documentation or visit the Toshiba website at CPU performance may also vary from specifications due to design configuration.
  • Page 109: Memory (main System)*2

    Published battery life numbers are achieved on select models and configurations tested by Toshiba at the time of publication. Recharge time varies depending on usage. Battery may not charge while computer is consuming full power.
  • Page 110: Wireless Lan*7

    Wireless LAN The transmission speed over the wireless LAN and the distance over which wireless LAN can reach may vary depending on surrounding electromagnetic environment, obstacles, access point design and configuration, and client design and software/hardware configurations. The actual transmission speed will be lower than the theoretical maximum speed.
  • Page 111 Appendixes Table of Contents Specifications... A-1 Appendix A Display Controller... B-1 Appendix B Wireless LAN... C-1 Appendix C AC Power Cord and Connectors... D-1 Appendix D If your computer is stolen... E-1 Appendix E User’s Manual Appendixes Appendixes-1...
  • Page 112: Appendix A Specifications

    Specifications This appendix summarizes the computer’s technical specifications. Physical Dimensions Size Size With 3 cell Battery With 6 cell Battery Environmental requirements Ambient temperature Relative humidity Altitude (from sea level) Power Requirements Power Requirements AC adaptor Computer User’s Manual Appendix A 263.0 (w) ×...
  • Page 113: Appendix B Display Controller

    Display Controller Display controller The display controller interprets software commands into hardware com- mands that turn particular pixels on or off. The controller is an advanced Video Graphics Array (VGA) that provides Super VGA (SVGA) and Extended Graphics Array (XGA) support for the internal LCD and external monitors.
  • Page 114: Appendix C Wireless Lan

    Wireless LAN This appendix is intended to help you get your Wireless LAN network up and running, with a minimum of parameters. Card Specifications Form Factor Compatibility Media Access Protocol Data Rate Radio Characteristics Radio characteristics of Wireless LAN cards may vary according to: ■...
  • Page 115 Subject to the radio regulations that apply in your country/region, your Wireless LAN card may support a different set of 2.4 GHz channels. Consult your Authorized Wireless LAN or TOSHIBA Sales office for infor- mation about the radio regulations that apply in your country/region.
  • Page 116: Appendix Dac Power Cord And Connectors

    AC Power Cord and Connectors The AC input plug of power cord must be compatible with various interna- tional AC power outlets. Power cords need to meet the local standards and the specifications listed as below: Length: Wire size: Current rating: Voltage rating: Certification agencies Europe:...
  • Page 117 AC Power Cord and Connectors The following illustrations show the plug shapes for USA, Australia Canada, United Kingdom, Europe, and China. United Kingdom UL approved BS approved Australia Europe AS approved Approved by the appropriate agency Canada China CSA approved CCC approved User’s Manual...
  • Page 118: Appendix E If Your Computer Is Stolen

    What is your address, phone, and fax number? To register the theft on paper, please follow these procedures: ■ Fill in the TOSHIBA Theft Registration form (or a copy of it) below. ■ Attach a copy of your receipt showing where your computer was purchased.
  • Page 119: Toshiba Theft Registration

    TOSHIBA Theft Registration Send to: Fax number: Country stolen: Machine type: (e.g. TOSHIBA mini NB200 series) Model number: (e.g. PSA30EYXT) Serial number: (e.g. 12345678G) Date stolen: Owner’s details Last name, first name: Company: Street: Postal Code/City: Country: Phone: Fax: User’s Manual...
  • Page 120 Glossary The terms in this glossary cover topics related to this manual. Alternate naming is included for reference. Abbreviations AACS: advanced access content system AC: Alternating current ACPI: Advanced Configuration and Power Interface ASCII: American Standard Code for Information Interchange BIOS: basic input/output system bps: bits per second CD: compact disc...
  • Page 121 HD+: High Definition Plus IDE: integrated drive electronics IEEE: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers I/O: input/output IrDA: Infrared Data Association IRQ: interrupt request KB: kilobyte LAN: local area network LCD: liquid crystal display LED: light emitting diode MB: megabyte MMC: multi media card OCR: optical character recognition (reader) PCB: printed circuit board...
  • Page 122 analog signal: A signal whose characteristics such as amplitude and frequency vary in proportion to (are an analog of) the value to be transmitted. Voice communications are analog signals. application: A group of programs that together are used for a specific task such as accounting, financial planning, spreadsheets, word processing and games.
  • Page 123 bus: An interface for transmission of signals, data or electric power. byte: The representation of a single character. A sequence of eight bits treated as a single unit; also the smallest addressable unit within the system. cache memory: A section of very fast memory in which frequently used information is duplicated for quick access.
  • Page 124 compatibility: 1) The ability of one computer to accept and process data in the same manner as another computer without modifying the data or the media upon which it is being transferred. 2) the ability of one device to connect to or communicate with another system or component.
  • Page 125 delete: To remove data from a disk or other data storage device. Synonymous with erase. device driver: A program (called a "driver") that permits a computer to communicate with a device. dialog box: A window that accepts user input to make system settings or record other information.
  • Page 126 DVD-RAM: A Digital Versatile Disc-Random Access Memory is a highcapacity, high performance disc that lets you store large volumes of data. The DVD-RAM drive uses a laser to read data from the disc. DVD-ROM: A Digital Versatile Disc-Read Only Memory is a high capacity, high performance disc suitable for play back of video and other high-density files.
  • Page 127 A removable disk that stores magnetically encoded data. Fn-esse: A TOSHIBA utility that lets you assign functions to hot keys. folder: An icon in Windows used to store documents or other folders. format: The process of readying a blank disk for its first use. Formatting establishes the structure of the disk that the operating system expects before it writes files or programs onto the disk.
  • Page 128 I/O devices: Equipment used to communicate with the computer and transfer data to and from it. I/O: Input/output. Refers to acceptance and transfer of data to and from a computer. icon: A small graphic image displayed on the screen or in the indicator panel.
  • Page 129 LAN: A group of computers or other devices dispersed over a relatively limited area and connected by a communications link that enables any device to interact with any other on the network. Light Emitting Diode (LED): A semiconductor device that emits light when a current is applied.
  • Page 130 network: A collection of computers and associated devices that are connected by communications facilities. A network allows you to share data and peripheral devices, such as printers, with other users and to exchange electronic mail. non-system disk: A disk for storing programs and data that cannot be used to start the computer.
  • Page 131 The electrical connection through which the computer sends and receives data to and from devices or other computers. Power Saver: A TOSHIBA utility that lets you set the parameters for various power-saving functions. program: A set of instructions a computer can execute that enables it to achieve a desired result.
  • Page 132 resolution: A measure of the sharpness of the images that can be produced by a printer or displayed on a screen. For a printer, resolution is expressed in dots per inch (dpi). For a screen, it is expressed as the number of pixels available horizontally and vertically restart: Resetting a computer without turning it off (also called "warm boot", "soft reset"...
  • Page 133 TFT display: A liquid crystal display (LCD) made from an array of liquid crystal cells using active-matrix technology with thin film transistor (TFT) to drive each cell. Touch Pad: A pointing device integrated into the TOSHIBA computer palm rest. USB: Universal Serial Bus. This serial interface lets you communicate with several devices connected in a chain to a single port on the computer.
  • Page 134 Documentation list, 1-2 Enable/Disable Wireless communication with hot key, 4-9 Equipment checklist, 1-1 External monitor, 1-4, 2-3, 8-7 FN + 1 (TOSHIBA Zooming Utility reduce), 5-5 FN + 2 (TOSHIBA Zooming Utility enlarge), 5-5 FN + ENTER, 5-3 FN + ESC (Mute), 5-3...
  • Page 135 Brightness (Down), 5-4 Brightness (Up), 5-4 Hibernate, 5-4 Lock, 5-3 Mute, 5-3 Output, 5-4 Power Plan, 5-3 Standby, 5-3 TOSHIBA Zooming Utility TOSHIBA Zooming Utility Touch Pad, 5-5 Wireless, 5-4 Zoom, 5-5 Indicators Battery, 2-2, 6-2 DC IN, 2-2 HDD/ODD/eSATA, 2-2...
  • Page 136 9-3 Standby Mode, 1-8 PRO/Memory Stick PRO Duo, 9-9 TOSHIBA ConfigFree, 1-9 power down, 9-4 TOSHIBA support, 9-11 TOSHIBA Theft Registration, E-2 Touch Pad, 1-3 miniSD/microSD Card, 9-8 USB device, 1-4 USB floppy diskette drive, 8-7 Video RAM, 1-3...

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