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Toshiba Satellite L500-01K00Y Resource Manual

Toshiba Satellite L500-01K00Y Resource Manual

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Resource Guide
If you need assistance:
Toshiba's Support Web site
Toshiba Customer Support Center
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______________________________________
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L500 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 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 ... 23 Setting up your computer and getting started... 25 Adding memory (optional)... 29 Your computer’s TFT display ... 36 Learning the basics... 37 ™ Using the TouchPad ... 37 Using the optical drive ... 40 Moving the computer... 43 Mobile computing...
  • 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 This Directive applies to EU member countries only and does not apply to end users in other countries such as the United States. 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.
  • 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

    FH: This equipment uses FH-SS modulation. The interference range of this equipment is less than 10m. This equipment uses a frequency bandwidth from 2,400 MHz to 2,483.5 MHz. 3. TOSHIBA Direct PC Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 17:00 Toll Free Tel: 0120-15-1048 Direct Dial: 03-3457-4850...
  • Page 8: Radio Approvals For Wireless Devices

    Radio Approvals for Wireless Devices The following information is dependent on what type of wireless device is in your computer. Not all devices are available on all models. Approved Countries/Regions for the Intel Link 5100/5300 Series This equipment is approved to the radio standard by the countries/regions in the following table.
  • Page 9 New Zealand Oman Paraguay Poland Qatar Russia San Marino Singapore South Africa Sri Lanka Tahiti Turk Islands United Kingdom Vatican Virgin Islands Approved Countries/Regions for the Atheros Link AR5B95 Series This equipment is approved to the radio standard by the countries/regions in the following table.
  • Page 10 Lebanon Lithuania Malaysia Monaco Nambia New Zealand Norway Panama Peru Portugal Romania Senegal Slovak Republic South Korea Sweden Thailand Ukraine Yemen 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 11 Bande de fréquence restreinte: seuls les canaux 1- 7 (2400 et 2454 MHz respectivement) doivent être utilisés endroits extérieur en France. Vous pouvez contacter l’Autorité de Régulation des Télécommunications ( pour la procédure à suivre. Italia: License required for indoor use. Use with outdoor installations not allowed.
  • Page 12 occupied by any radar system in the area. The presence of nearby radar operation may result in temporary interruption of operation of this device. The Access Point’s radar detection feature will automatically restart operation on a channel free of radar. You may consult with the local technical support staff responsible for the wireless network to ensure the Access Point device(s) are properly configured for European Community operation.
  • Page 13 United Kingdom Venezuela 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 Cambodia China Croatia...
  • Page 14 UAE (United Arab Emirates) Uruguay Vietnam 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 Australia Bahrain Bolivia...
  • Page 15 UAE (United Arab Emirates) 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 16 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 17: 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 18: 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 19: 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 20 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 22 Atheros is a registered trademark of Atheros Communications, Inc. 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 23: 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 24 (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 25: 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, included with your computer, contains helpful information for setting up your work environment and tips for working comfortably throughout the day.
  • Page 26 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 27 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 28 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 29: 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 30: 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(s) may be hot.
  • Page 31 Click the Shut down button in the lower-right corner of the Start menu. The computer closes all open programs, shuts down the operating system, and then turns off. Unplug and remove any cables connected to the computer, including the AC adaptor. Place a soft cloth on the work surface to prevent scratching the top cover of the computer, and then place the computer upside down on the cloth.
  • Page 32 Adding memory (optional) 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.
  • Page 33 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 34 Adding memory (optional) Back 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 35: 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 30 to shut down the computer and open the memory module slot cover.
  • Page 36: 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 47. Turn the computer right side up. Make sure to remove the soft cloth from the work surface before restarting the computer.
  • Page 37: Learning The Basics

    Learning the basics Computing tips Save your work frequently. Your work stays in the computer’s temporary memory until you save it to the internal storage drive. If the network you are using goes down and you must restart your computer to reconnect, or your battery runs out of charge while you are working, you will lose all work since you last saved.
  • Page 38 Using the TouchPad Refer to the table below for specific instructions on performing each operation. The pointer is the icon (usually an arrow) that moves on the screen when you slide your finger across the TouchPad or move a mouse connected to your computer.
  • Page 39 TouchPad setting options vary by computer model. The TouchPad settings are accessible through the Mouse Properties option of the Windows Control Panel. For more information, please visit, and enter the phrase “Mouse pointer jumps around as you type” into the Search field. Using the TouchPad settings ™...
  • Page 40: Using The Optical Drive

    Using the optical drive Disabling or enabling the TouchPad The TouchPad TouchPad, press enabling the TouchPad” in the electronic user’s guide. Alternately, you can disable only the tapping feature. If you disable tapping only, you can still use the TouchPad’s control buttons and move the pointer by sliding your finger on the TouchPad.
  • Page 41 Do not press the eject button or turn off the computer while the drive in-use indicator light is glowing. Doing so could damage the disc or the drive. When the disc tray is open, be careful not to touch the lens or the area around it.
  • Page 42 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 43: 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 44 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 Use only batteries designed to work with your Toshiba computer.
  • Page 45 HINT: Be careful not to confuse the battery light ON/OFF 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 46 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 47: 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 48 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 49 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, please visit
  • Page 50: 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 51 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 52: 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 53: 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: Your computer’s serial number...
  • Page 54: Index

    Index AC adaptor AC power (DC-IN) connecting adaptor AC power light backing up files battery Call2Recycle™ changing charge indicator light disposal installing 45, 47 maintaining monitoring power notification real-time clock (RTC) removing safety precautions buttons eject, optical drive Media control buttons Call2Recycle™...
  • Page 55 AC adaptor cord/cable power source connecting precautions printer connecting problem solving computer will not power up contacting Toshiba 52, 53 display is blank external monitor keyboard not responding program not responding real-time clock (RTC) battery removing main battery...
  • Page 56 Printed on recycled paper GMA500739010 08/09...

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