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Toshiba Satellite A205-S4577 Resource Manual

Toshiba satellite a205-s4577: reference guide.
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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
❖ 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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  • Page 1 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 ❖ 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 ... 31 Inserting a PC Card... 31 Removing a PC Card... 32 Learning the basics... 32 Using the TouchPad™ ... 33 Using the Dual Mode Pad ...
  • Page 4 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. The party responsible for CE-Marking is TOSHIBA Europe GmbH, Hammfelddamm 8, 41460 Neuss, Germany.
  • Page 5 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...
  • Page 7 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:...
  • Page 8 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...
  • Page 9 ❖ 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.
  • Page 11 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 in Europe or 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.
  • Page 15 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 16 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.
  • Page 17 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 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.
  • Page 21 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.
  • Page 22 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.
  • Page 23 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 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

    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.
  • Page 26 Adding memory (optional) Click Shut Down. The operating system turns off the computer. Unplug and remove any cables connected to the computer, including the AC adaptor. Remove the main battery. For information on removing the main battery, see “Removing the battery from the computer” on page 41.
  • Page 27 Place the screw and the cover in a safe place so that you can retrieve them later. Static electricity can damage the memory module. Before you handle the module, touch a grounded metal surface to discharge any static electricity you may have built up. Avoid touching the connector on the memory module or on the computer.
  • Page 28 Adding memory (optional) 12 Firmly press the memory module into the memory slot’s socket at approximately a 30-degree angle (to the horizontal surface of the computer). (Sample Illustration) Inserting the memory module into the socket 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.
  • Page 29: Removing A Memory Module

    Front of computer (Sample Illustration) Inserting the memory module into the slot For this model, Slot A is the bottom slot. Slot B is the top slot. If only one memory module is to be installed, it must be installed in slot A. 14 Replace the memory module slot cover and secure it using the screw.
  • Page 30 Adding memory (optional) The following screen may appear when you turn on the power: If “Start Windows If one of the Safe Mode options is highlighted, it is best to press Enter to go into Safe Mode, then shut down and restart the system, at which time Windows When Safe Mode is suggested, this could be a sign that you may need to scan your hard drive for errors or defragment the drive.
  • Page 31: Your Computer's Tft Display

    Your computer’s TFT display Small bright dots may appear on your screen display when you turn on your computer. Your display contains an extremely large number of thin-film transistors (TFT) and is manufactured using high- precision technology. Any small bright dots that may appear on your display are an intrinsic characteristic of the TFT manufacturing technology.
  • Page 32: Removing A Pc Card

    Removing a PC Card Removing a PC Card Be sure to disable the PC Card prior to removing it. Otherwise, the system may be damaged. Before removing a PC Card, make sure that no applications or system services are using the card. Prepare the card for removal by clicking the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the Notification Area and then selecting the PC Card device.
  • Page 33: Using The Touchpad

    The Windows desktop setup, during its shutdown procedure. If you do not let the Windows icon positions may be lost. 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.
  • Page 35 In order to use the virtual buttons you must first enable Dual Mode in the Mouse Properties dialog box. After that, you can use the virtual buttons as follows: 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.
  • Page 36: Using The Optical Drive

    Using the optical drive To configure a virtual button: Perform steps 1-5 in “Enabling Dual Mode” on page 35. Select the virtual button you wish to configure. 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.
  • Page 37 Manual eject hole—Use if you need to release the disc tray when the power is off. Use a straightened paper clip or other narrow object to press the manual eject button located inside the hole. Never use a pencil to press the manual eject button. Pencil lead can break off inside the computer and damage it.
  • 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 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 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.
  • Page 45 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...
  • 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 ❖ Make sure all cables are securely connected. ❖ Occasionally a defective PC Card slips through quality control. If another computer with a PC Card slot is available, try the card in that machine. If the card malfunctions again, it may be defective.
  • Page 50: If You Need Further Assistance

    ❖ If the problem occurs while you are running a program, consult the program’s documentation for troubleshooting suggestions. Contact the software company’s technical support group for their assistance. For the number of a Toshiba dealer near you, see “Toshiba voice contact” in this section.
  • Page 51: Power Cord/cable Connectors

    Toshiba’s Technical Support Web site For technical support, or to stay current on the most recent software and hardware options for your computer, and for other product information, be sure to regularly check the Toshiba Web site at Toshiba voice contact Before calling Toshiba, make sure you have: ❖...
  • Page 52: 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 53 ExpressCard inserted computer hangs when PC Card inserted computer will not start contacting Toshiba 50, 51 display is blank ExpressCard checklist ExpressCard slot appears dead external monitor keyboard not responding keyboard produces unexpected...
  • Page 56 GMA500471010 04/07...

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