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Resource Guide
If you need assistance:
❖ Toshiba's Support Web site
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❖ Toshiba Customer Support Center
Calling within the United States (800) 457-7777
Calling from outside the United States (949) 859-4273
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Model name______________________________________
Part number______________________________________
Serial number____________________________________
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L300 Series
Keep this guide in a convenient place to access important
information about your computer.

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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 pcsupport.toshiba.com ❖ Toshiba Customer Support Center Calling within the United States (800) 457-7777 Calling from outside the United States (949) 859-4273...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introduction ... 21 Setting up your computer and getting started... 23 Adding memory (optional)... 27 Your computer’s TFT display ... 34 Inserting a PC Card... 34 Removing a PC Card... 35 ® Inserting an ExpressCard ... 35 ® Removing an ExpressCard ...
  • Page 3 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.
  • 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 Although the initial emphasis is in Europe, Toshiba is already working with design engineers, suppliers, and other partners to determine appropriate worldwide product life cycle planning and end-of-life strategies for our products. Please contact your local government for applicable laws and regulations governing the disposal of this product.
  • Page 6 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 7: Device Authorization

    Device Authorization This device obtains the Technical Regulation Conformity Certification and the Technical Conditions Compliance Approval, and it belongs to the device class of radio equipment of low-power data communication system radio station stipulated in the Radio Law and the Telecommunications Business Law of Japan.
  • Page 8 Indonesia Japan Luxembourg Netherlands Pakistan Poland Russia Slovenia Sweden UAE (United Arab Emirates) Uruguay 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: 300m no special registration with IBPT/BIPT is required.
  • Page 9 È necessaria la concessione ministeriale anche per l’uso interno. Verificare con i rivenditori la procedura da seguire. 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. Europe - Restrictions for Use of 5 GHz Frequencies in European Community Countries European Community...
  • Page 10 Approved Countries/Regions for use for the Atheros AR5BXB63 11g minicard 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. This device works on passive scan only. A peer-to-peer mode is not available in 802.11a and Turbo Mode.
  • Page 11 Approved Countries/Regions for the Realtek 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. Albania Austria Bangladesh Bosnia and Herzegovina Canada Colombia Cyprus Ecuador...
  • Page 12 Yemen 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.
  • Page 13 11a, 11b, 11g and 11n wireless are based on IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n respectively. The IEEE 802.11n specification has not been finalized and is currently in draft release. The TOSHIBA 11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Adapters are based on the Draft Release, Version 1.0, of the IEEE 802.11n specification.
  • Page 14: 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 15: 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. Argentina Belgium...
  • Page 16: 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 17 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 18 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 19 INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN AND HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE WITH REGARD TO ANY OF THE FOREGOING. TOSHIBA ASSUMES NO LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES INCURRED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM ANY TECHNICAL OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS OR OMISSIONS CONTAINED HEREIN OR FOR DISCREPANCIES BETWEEN THE PRODUCT AND THE MANUAL.
  • Page 20 ExpressCard is a registered trademark of PCMCIA. 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 21: Introduction

    You can wake the computer from Sleep mode by pressing the power button. See the “Mobile Computing” section of the Toshiba User’s Guide for more information on using power management settings to conserve computer energy.
  • Page 22 (RoHS), which restricts use of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, PBB, and PBDE. Toshiba requires its computer 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 23: 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, included with your computer, contains helpful information for setting up your work environment and tips for working comfortably throughout the day.
  • Page 24 Setting up your computer and getting started 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.
  • Page 25 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 26 Setting up your computer and getting started 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 27: 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 28: Installing A Memory Module

    Adding memory (optional) 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 29 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 43.
  • Page 30 Adding memory (optional) 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 31 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 32: Removing A Memory Module

    Adding memory (optional) Slot B (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 33 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 internal storage drive for errors or defragment the...
  • Page 34: Your Computer's Tft Display

    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 35: 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 36: Removing An Expresscard

    Removing an ExpressCard 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. If the system is unable to prepare the card for safe removal, a message will tell you to try again later.
  • Page 37: Using The Touchpad

    Using the TouchPad The TouchPad 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 38 Using the optical drive For these reasons, your computer may come with an optical drive. TECHNICAL NOTE: Your optical drive is set to play region 1 (North America) DVD-ROMs. If you play a DVD disc from another region, the drive will automatically change to play in the format of the other region.
  • Page 39 Media control buttons (Available on certain models) The media control buttons located on the system control panel above the keyboard let you mute the sound and play audio CDs or DVD movies when the computer is on. Play/Pause button* Media button* Mute button* (Sample Illustration) Media control buttons The Mute button allows you to mute the sound.
  • Page 40 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 41: Moving The Computer

    This is normal for all batteries. To purchase a new battery pack, see the accessories information included with your computer or visit the Toshiba Web site at accessories.toshiba.com. Use only batteries designed to work with your Toshiba computer.
  • Page 42 Mobile computing To ensure that the battery maintains its maximum capacity, operate the computer on battery power at least once a month. The Lithium- Ion battery has no memory effect so it is not necessary to let the battery fully discharge each time. However, for better accuracy of the battery meter, it is helpful to fully discharge the battery periodically.
  • Page 43 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. Your computer's Power Options utility can be used to select a power level setting that reduces the power required for system operation and will allow the battery to recharge.
  • Page 44 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 45: 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 46 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 47 If you cannot find the information you need elsewhere, call Toshiba at: (800) 457-7777. In addition, Toshiba’s recycling initiatives include recycling programs, events and consumer promotions. For details, visit www.ToshibaDirect.com, select Recycling &...
  • Page 48: 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 49 If something goes wrong 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.
  • Page 50 If something goes wrong Display problems Here are some typical display problems and their solutions: The screen is blank. Display Auto Off may have gone into effect. Press any key to activate the screen. You may have activated the instant password feature by pressing simultaneously.
  • Page 51 PC Card problems PC Card checklist (Available on certain models) ❖ Make sure the card is inserted properly into the slot. See “Using PC Cards” in the electronic user’s guide for information about how to insert PC Cards. ❖ Make sure all cables are securely connected. ❖...
  • Page 52 If something goes wrong ® ExpressCard problems ® ExpressCard (Available on certain models) ❖ Make sure the card is inserted properly into the slot. See “Using an ExpressCard information about how to insert ExpressCards. ❖ Make sure all cables are securely connected. ❖...
  • Page 53: If You Need Further Assistance

    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. 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 54: Power Cord/cable Connectors

    (UL and CSA approved) Features and specifications For the detailed specifications for your computer, visit pcsupport.toshiba.com. Go to the Tech Support Center, select your particular model from the list and go to the Detailed Specifications for that model. Australia (AS approved)
  • Page 55: Index

    Index AC adaptor AC power light backing up files battery changing installing 43, 45 notification real-time clock (RTC) removing buttons eject, optical drive TouchPad control changing main battery computer moving setting up computing tips connecting AC adaptor power cord/cable printer control buttons TouchPad DC-IN...
  • Page 56 ExpressCard® inserted computer hangs when PC Card inserted computer will not start contacting Toshiba display is blank ExpressCard® checklist ExpressCard® slot appears dead external monitor keyboard not responding keyboard produces unexpected PC Card checklist...

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