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Toshiba Satellite A200-0MD00X Resource Manual

Toshiba satellite a200-0md00x: reference guide.
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Satellite
Resource Guide
Keep this guide in a convenient place to access important
information about your computer.
If you need assistance:
❖ Toshiba's Support Web site
pcsupport.toshiba.com
❖ Toshiba Global Support Centre
Calling within the United States (800) 457-7777
Calling from outside the United States (949) 859-4273
Please fill in for your reference and future use:
Model name______________________________________
Part number______________________________________
Serial number____________________________________
A200/A205 Series

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    Resource Guide Keep this guide in a convenient place to access important information about your computer. If you need assistance: ❖ Toshiba’s Support Web site pcsupport.toshiba.com ❖ Toshiba Global Support Centre Calling within the United States (800) 457-7777 Calling from outside the United States (949) 859-4273...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introduction ... 19 Setting up your computer and getting started... 20 Adding memory (optional)... 24 Your computer’s TFT display ... 30 Inserting a PC Card... 30 Removing a PC Card... 31 Inserting an ExpressCard™... 31 Removing an ExpressCard™... 32 Learning the basics...

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    ALTERED OR LOST DUE TO ANY TROUBLE, FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION OF THE HARD DISK DRIVE OR OTHER STORAGE DEVICES AND THE DATA CANNOT BE RECOVERED, TOSHIBA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS OF DATA, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGE RESULTING THEREFROM. WHEN COPYING OR TRANSFERRING YOUR DATA, PLEASE BE SURE TO CONFIRM WHETHER THE DATA HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY COPIED OR TRANSFERRED.

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    TOSHIBA, ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR SUCH USE. EU Declaration of Conformity TOSHIBA declares that this product conforms to the following Standards: 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.

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    2. If this equipment causes RF interference to other radio stations, promptly change the frequency being used, change the location of use, or turn off the source of emissions. 3. Contact TOSHIBA Direct PC if you have problems with interference caused by this product to Other Radio Stations. 2. Indication The indication shown below appears on this equipment.

  • Page 6: Device Authorization

    The interference range of this equipment is less than 40m. 2,400 MHz to 2,483.5 MHz. It is possible to avoid the band of mobile object identification systems. 3. TOSHIBA Direct PC Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 17:00 Toll Free Tel: 0120-15-1048...

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    This device works on passive scan only. A peer-to-peer mode is not available in 802.11a and Turbo Mode. 802.11b (2.4 GHz) Australia Canada France Ireland Luxembourg Norway Switzerland Europe - Restrictions for use of 2.4 GHz Frequencies in European Community Countries België/ For private usage outside buildings across public grounds over less than Belgique:...

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    Nederland: License required for outdoor installations. Check with reseller for procedure to follow. Licentie verplicht voor gebruik met buitenantennes. Neem contact op met verkoper voor juiste procedure. 802.11a (5 GHz) Australia Canada France Ireland Luxembourg Norway Switzerland Turbo Mode (5 GHz) Canada Europe - Restrictions for Use of 5 GHz Frequencies in European Community Countries...

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    ❖ This device must not be operated in ad-hoc mode using channels in the 5 GHz bands in the European Community. Ad-hoc mode provides a direct communication between two client devices without a Wireless LAN Access Point. ❖ This device must be used with Access Points that have employed and activated a radar detection feature required for European Community operation in the 5 GHz bands.

  • Page 10: Wireless Lan Card

    Mexico Norway Singapore Switzerland Approved Countries/Regions for use for the Toshiba Mini PCI Wireless LAN Card This equipment is approved to the radio standard by the countries/regions in the following table. Do not use this equipment except in the countries/regions in the following table.

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    Approved Countries/Regions for use for the ® Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection This equipment is approved to the radio standard by the countries/regions in the following table. Do not use this equipment except in the countries/regions in the following table. An adhoc mode is available in Ch1-Ch11(802.11b/g), An Infrastructure mode is available in Ch1-Ch11 (802.11b/g) Ch36,40,44,48,52,56,60,64,149,153,157,161,165 (802.11a) Wake-up on...

  • Page 12: Bluetooth Wireless Technology Interoperability

    Always use Bluetooth cards from TOSHIBA in order to enable wireless networks over two or more (up to a total of seven) TOSHIBA portable computers using these cards. Please contact TOSHIBA computer product support on Web site http://www.toshiba-europe.com/computers/tnt/bluetooth.htm in Europe or pcsupport.toshiba.com in the United States for more information.

  • Page 13: Bluetooth Wireless Technology And Your Health

    Approved Countries/Regions for use (Bluetooth technology) ® Bluetooth Card from Toshiba equipment is approved to the radio standard by the countries/regions in the following table. Do not use this equipment except in the countries/regions in the following table. Australia Bulgaria...

  • Page 14: Regulatory Statements

    The radiated output power of the Bluetooth Card from TOSHIBA is far below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, the Bluetooth Card from TOSHIBA shall be used in such a manner that the potential for human contact during normal operation is minimized.

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    2. If this equipment causes RF interference to other radio stations, promptly change the frequency being used, change the location of use, or turn off the source of emissions. 3. Contact TOSHIBA Direct PC if you have problems with interference caused by this product to Other Radio Stations. 2. Indication The indication shown below appears on this equipment.

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    CD-RW drive, Multi-drive or any other optical drive. You could damage the drive. You would also be exposed to laser light or other safety hazards, resulting in serious injury. Always contact an authorized Toshiba service provider, if any repair or adjustment is required.

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    This guide is copyrighted by Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. with all rights reserved. Under the copyright laws, this guide cannot be reproduced in any form without the prior written permission of Toshiba. No patent liability is assumed, however, with respect to the use of the information contained herein.

  • Page 18

    Card is a trademark of Fuji Photo Film, Co., Ltd. Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Toshiba is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.

  • Page 19: Introduction

    (RoHS), which restricts use of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, PBB, and PBDE. Toshiba requires its notebook component suppliers to meet RoHS requirements and verifies its suppliers’ commitment to meeting RoHS requirements by conducting component sampling inspections during the product design approval process.

  • Page 20: Setting Up Your Computer And Getting Started

    For accessory information, visit Toshiba’s Web site at accessories.toshiba.com. Setting up your computer and getting started The Toshiba Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort, that shipped with your computer, contains helpful information for setting up your work environment and tips for working comfortably throughout the day.

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    Never allow any liquids to spill into any part of your computer, and never expose the computer to rain, water, seawater or moisture. Exposure to liquid or moisture can cause electric shock or fire, resulting in damage or serious injury. If any of these eventualities should accidentally occur, immediately: 1.

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    TOSHIBA Battery Charger (that may have been provided with your computer), or use AC adaptors and battery chargers specified by TOSHIBA to avoid any risk of fire or other damage to the computer. Use of an incompatible AC adaptor or Battery Charger could cause fire or damage to the computer, possibly resulting in serious injury.

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    To connect AC power to the computer: Connect the power cord/cable to the AC adaptor. (Sample Illustration) Connecting the power cord/cable to the AC adaptor Handling the cord on this product will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.

  • Page 24: Adding Memory (optional)

    Adding memory (optional) HINT: To purchase additional memory modules, see the accessories information packaged with your system or visit accessories.toshiba.com. Your computer comes with enough memory to run most of today’s popular applications. You may want to increase the computer’s memory if you use complex software or process large amounts of data.

  • Page 25

    Installing a memory module Memory modules can be installed in the memory module slots on the base of the computer. You will need a small Phillips screwdriver for this procedure. If the computer has been running recently, the memory module may be hot.

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    Adding memory (optional) Remove the main battery. For information on removing the main battery, see “Removing the battery from the computer” on page 41. Close the display panel and turn the computer upside down to locate the memory module slot cover. (Sample Illustration) Locating the memory module slot cover Using a small Phillips screwdriver, loosen the captive screw that secures the memory module slot cover.

  • Page 27

    Avoid touching the connector on the memory module or on the computer. Grease or dust on the connector may cause memory access problems. Carefully remove the new memory module from its antistatic packaging, without touching its connector. 10 Locate an empty memory module slot on the underside of the computer.

  • Page 28

    Adding memory (optional) 13 Once the module’s connector is fully inserted into the socket, press downward on the top edge of the module to seat the module into the latches at the sides of the socket. These latches should “snap” into place securely with the corresponding cutouts in the side of the module.

  • Page 29: Removing A Memory Module

    TECHNICAL NOTE: You must have at least one memory module installed for the computer to work. Removing a memory module If you need to remove a memory module: Complete steps 1–8 in “Installing a memory module” on page 25 to shut down the computer and open the memory module slot cover.

  • Page 30: Your Computer's Tft Display

    Your computer’s TFT display Replace the memory module slot cover and secure it using the screw. Re-insert the main battery. For more information on inserting the main battery, see “Inserting a charged battery” on page 43. Turn the computer right side up. Reconnect the cables.

  • Page 31: Removing A Pc Card

    When the card is almost all the way into the slot, push firmly but gently to ensure a firm connection with the computer. Do not force the card into position. Removing a PC Card Be sure to disable the PC Card prior to removing it. Otherwise, the system may be damaged.

  • Page 32: Removing An Expresscard

    Removing an ExpressCard™ When the card is almost all the way into the slot, push firmly but gently to ensure a firm connection with the computer. Do not force the card into position. Removing an ExpressCard Prepare the card for removal by clicking the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the Notification Area and then selecting the card or device you want to remove.

  • Page 33: Using The Touchpad

    Using the TouchPad ™ The TouchPad the keyboard, is sensitive to touch and enables you to move the cursor with the stroke of a finger. Simply move your finger on the TouchPad in the direction you would like to move the cursor: ❖...

  • Page 34: Using The Dual Mode Pad

    The virtual buttons at the top of the Dual Mode Pad have the following default settings: ❖ Left button: Opens the assigned email application ❖ Middle button: Opens the ConfigFree utility (see the Toshiba online Help for more information) ❖ Right button: Opens the Windows The other three virtual buttons have no default settings.

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    Tap the mode switch button to enable the virtual buttons. Tap the virtual button assigned to the application you wish to launch, or slide your finger on the volume control bar to adjust the volume to the desired level. When the operation is complete, the Dual Mode Pad automatically disables the virtual buttons.

  • Page 36: Using The Optical Drive

    Using the optical drive Select the desired options, then click OK. Click OK. Click OK to close the Mouse Properties window. Using the optical drive Optical storage has become the preferred medium for software, music, and video. Digital versatile discs (DVDs) provide a significant increase in data storage and support features that are not available on any other video platform.

  • Page 37

    Never use a pencil to press the manual eject button. Pencil lead can break off inside the computer and damage it. Media control buttons (Available on certain models) The media control buttons located above the keyboard let you access the Internet when the computer is on and play audio CDs or DVD movies when the computer is off.

  • Page 38

    If you insert the disc incorrectly, it may jam the drive. If this happens, contact Toshiba support for assistance. Push the disc tray in by pressing gently on the center of the tray until it clicks into place.

  • Page 39: Moving The Computer

    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 the computer is consuming full power.

  • Page 40

    This is normal for all batteries. To purchase a new battery pack, see the accessories information that shipped with your computer or visit the Toshiba Web site at accessories.toshiba.com. Use only batteries designed to work with your Toshiba notebook computer.

  • Page 41

    HINT: Be careful not to confuse the battery light light When the on/off light flashes amber, it indicates that the system is suspended (using the Windows TECHNICAL NOTE: The recharging of the battery cannot occur when your computer is using all of the power provided by the AC adaptor to run applications, features, and devices.

  • Page 42

    Mobile computing Slide the battery release lock to the unlocked position. (Sample Illustration) Unlocking the battery release lock Slide the battery release latch to release the battery. Pull the discharged battery out of the computer. (Sample Illustration) Removing the battery If the battery is leaking or its case is cracked, put on protective gloves to handle it, and discard it immediately.

  • Page 43: Taking Care Of Your Battery

    ❖ If a battery is leaking or damaged, replace it immediately. Use protective gloves when handling a damaged battery. ❖ To replace the main battery, use an identical battery that you can purchase through the Toshiba Web site at accessories.toshiba.com. Taking care of your battery...

  • Page 44

    Taking care of your battery ❖ A reverse polarity condition should be avoided with all batteries. The main battery is designed so that it cannot be installed in reverse polarity. ❖ Charge the battery only in the computer or in a battery charger designated as an approved option.

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    If you cannot find the information you need elsewhere, call Toshiba at: (800) 457-7777. Toshiba is dedicated to preserving the environment by sponsoring Call2Recycle, a program of the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation.

  • Page 46: If Something Goes Wrong

    If something goes wrong If something goes wrong Problems that are easy to fix Your program stops responding. If you are working with a program that suddenly freezes all operations, chances are the program has stopped responding. You can exit the failed program without shutting down the operating system or closing other programs.

  • Page 47

    Problems when you turn on the computer These problems may occur when you turn on the power. The computer will not start. Make sure you attached the AC adaptor and power cord/cable properly or installed a charged battery. Press and hold the power button for at least 10 seconds. If you are using the AC adaptor, check that the wall outlet is working by plugging in another device, such as a lamp.

  • Page 48

    If something goes wrong You may have activated the instant password feature by pressing simultaneously. If you have registered a password, press any key, type the password and press registered, press any key. The screen reactivates and allows you to continue working.

  • Page 49: If You Need Further Assistance

    Since some problems may be related to the operating system or the program you are using, it is important to investigate other sources of assistance first. Try the following before you contact Toshiba: ❖ Review the troubleshooting information in your operating system documentation.

  • Page 50: Power Cord/cable Connectors

    Power cord/cable connectors For the number of a Toshiba dealer near you, see “Toshiba voice contact” in this section. Contacting Toshiba If you still need help and suspect that the problem is hardware- related, Toshiba offers a variety of resources to help you.

  • Page 51: Index

    Index AC adaptor AC power light backing up files battery changing installing 41, 43 notification real-time clock (RTC) removing buttons eject, optical drive TouchPad control CD/DVD inserting changing main battery computer moving setting up computing tips connecting AC adaptor power cord/cable printer control buttons TouchPad...

  • Page 52

    TouchPad printer connecting problem solving computer hangs when PC Card inserted computer will not start contacting Toshiba 49, 50 display is blank external monitor keyboard not responding keyboard produces unexpected characters PC Card checklist PC Card slot appears dead...

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