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Asus Eee PC 1008P User Manual

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Eee PC
User Manual
Eee PC 1008P Series
7 Edition


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    E5254 Eee PC User Manual ® Windows 7 Edition Eee PC 1008P Series 15G06Q209001...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Local Area Network ....................2-9 Browsing web pages ...................2-12 Chapter 3: Using the Eee PC ASUS Update ...........................3-2 Updating the BIOS through the Internet ............3-2 Updating the BIOS through a BIOS file ............3-3 Bluetooth Connection (on selected models) ..............3-4 Table of Contents...

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    Eee Docking ..........................3-7 Eee Amuse ........................3-7 Eee Sharing .......................3-8 Eee Xperience ......................3-8 Eee Tools ........................3-9 Boingo (on selected models) ....................3-9 Digital Zoom Control (on selected models) ..............3-10 Function keys ......................3-10 ® Microsoft Office Trial ......................3-12 Chapter 4: Support DVD & System Recovery Support DVD information ....................4-2...

  • Page 4: About This User's Manual

    Gives you safety statements. The actual bundled operating system and applications differ by models and territories. There may be differences between your Eee PC and the pictures shown in this manual. Please accept your Eee PC as being correct. Notes for This Manual A few notes and warnings are used throughout this guide, allowing you to complete certain tasks safely and effectively.

  • Page 5: Safety Precautions

    Safety Precautions The following safety precautions will increase the life of the Eee PC. Follow all precautions and instructions. Except as described in this manual, refer all servicing to qualified personnel. Do not use damaged power cords, accessories, or other peripherals. Do not use strong solvents such as thinners, benzene, or other chemicals on or near the surface.

  • Page 6: Transportation Precautions

    ON. Close the display panel to protect the keyboard and display panel. The Eee PC’s surface is easily dulled if not properly cared for. Be careful not to rub or scrape surfaces when transporting your Eee PC. You can put your Eee PC in a carrying case for protection from dirt, water, shock, and scratches.

  • Page 7: Charging Your Batteries

    Remember that the power adapter charges the battery pack as long as it is plugged into the computer and an AC power source. Be aware that it takes much longer to charge the battery pack when the Eee PC is in use.

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    Table of Contents...

  • Page 9: Chapter 1: Knowing The Parts

    Top Side Bottom Side Right Side Left Side Rear Side Keyboard Usage Touchpad Usage Chapter 1: Knowing the Parts...

  • Page 10: Top Side

    Top Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on this side of the Eee PC. The top side may vary in appearance depending on model. The keyboard differs for each territory. Chapter 1: Knowing the Parts...

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    Instant keys Express Gate Button / Super Hybrid Power button (on selected models) When the Eee PC is turned off, pressing this button will launch Express Gate. Express Gate is an ASUS exclusive OS that provides you with quick access to the Internet and key applications without entering the Windows® OS.

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    (11%–94%) Low battery power Orange Blinking (0%–10%) Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Indicator The hard disk drive indicator blinks when data is written to or read from the disk drive. Wireless/Bluetooth Indicator (Bluetooth on selected models) This is only applicable on models with built-in wireless LAN/Bluetooth. When the built-in wireless LAN/Bluetooth is enabled, this indicator lights.

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    The power switch allows powering ON and OFF the Eee PC and recovering from STR. Press the switch once to turn ON and hold it to turn OFF the Eee PC. The power switch only works when the display panel is opened.

  • Page 14: Bottom Side

    Bottom Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on this side of the Eee PC. The bottom side may vary in appearance depending on model. The bottom of the Eee PC can get very hot. Be careful when handling the Eee PC while it is in operation or recently been in operation.

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    Battery Pack The battery pack is automatically charged when connected to an AC power source and maintains power to the Eee PC when AC power is not connected. This allows use when moving temporarily between locations. Battery time varies by usage and by the specifications for this Eee PC.

  • Page 16: Right Side

    Right Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on this side of the Eee PC. Battery Compartment Cover Remove the battery compartment cover before installing or uninstalling the battery pack. USB Port (2.0/1.1) The USB (Universal Serial Bus) port is compatible with USB 2.0 or USB 1.1 devices such as keyboards, pointing devices, cameras, and...

  • Page 17: Left Side

    USB Port (2.0/1.1) Air Vents The air vents allow cool air to enter and warm air to exit the Eee Ensure that paper, books, clothing, cables, or other objects do not block any of the air vents or else overheating may occur.

  • Page 18: Rear Side

    This indicator is OFF when the Eee PC is turned OFF. Air Vents The air vents allow cool air to enter and warm air to exit the Eee Ensure that paper, books, clothing, cables, or other objects do not block any of the air vents or else overheating may occur.

  • Page 19: Keyboard Usage

    Keyboard Usage Special Function Keys The following defines the colored hot keys on the Eee PC’s keyboard. The colored commands can only be accessed by first pressing and holding the function key while pressing a key with a colored command. Some function icons appear in the Notification area after activation.

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    The selected mode is shown on the display. Num Lk (Insert): Toggles the numeric keypad (number lock) ON and OFF. Allows use of a larger portion of the keyboard for number entering. Scr Lk (Delete): Toggles the “Scroll Lock” ON and OFF.

  • Page 21: Touchpad Usage

    Three-finger page up/down Adobe reader, MS Word, MS Excel Two-finger zooming in/out - Moving two fingertips apart or together on the touchpad to zoom in or zoom out. This is convenient when viewing photos or reading documents. Zoom out Zoom in...

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    Three-finger page up/down- Use three fingers to move horizontally on the touchpad to swipe pages. Swipe from left to the right to view the next page or right to the left to return to the previous pages. 1-14...

  • Page 23: Chapter 2: Getting Started

    Installing and uninstalling the Battery Pack Powering on your Eee PC First-time Startup Desktop Network Connection Chapter 2: Getting Started...

  • Page 24: Installing And Uninstalling The Battery Pack

    Installing and uninstalling the battery pack Your Eee PC may have its battery pack installed. If not, use the following procedures to install the battery pack. To install the battery pack Unlock the manual lock to remove the battery cover.

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    Use the following procedures to uninstall the battery pack. To uninstall the battery pack Unlock the manual lock to remove the battery cover. Press the PRESS button while drawing out the battery pack. ASUS Eee PC...

  • Page 26: Powering On Your Eee Pc

    Eee PC. You may damage both your battery pack(s) and the Eee PC with a faulty AC-DC adapter. • When you open the display panel, do not force it down to the table or else the hinges may break! Never lift the Eee PC by the display panel! •...

  • Page 27: First-time Startup

    Actual screen images may vary with operating systems. Visit the ASUS website at for the latest information. For the first time you start your Eee PC, the Windows wizard will launch automatically and lead you through setting up your preferences and some basic information.

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    Click Next to continue. Connect to a wireless Specify the time zone you network and click Next to are in and the local date and continue. Or click Skip to set time. Click Next to continue. up the wireless connection later.

  • Page 29: Desktop

    10. The initialization is finished. Click Next to continue. Desktop There are several shortcuts on the desktop. Double-click them to launch the corresponding applications and enter the specified folders. Some applications would form minimized icons in the Notification area. The actual Desktop screen may vary according to different models.

  • Page 30: Network Connection

    Click the wireless network icon with an orange star in the Windows® taskbar. If the wireless connection icon does not show in the Notification area. Activate the wireless LAN function by pressing (<Fn> + <F2>) before configuring a wireless network connection.

  • Page 31: Local Area Network

    Local Area Network To establish a wired network, follow the instructions below: Using a dynamic IP / PPPoE network connection: Click the network icon with a yellow warning triangle in the Windows® taskbar and select Open Network and Sharing Center.

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    Click Internet Protocol Click Obtain an IP address Version 4(TCP/IPv4) and automatically and click OK. click Properties. (Continue the following steps if using PPPoE) Return to the Network and Sharing Center and then click Set up a new connection or network.

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    Select Connect to the Select Broadband (PPPoE) Internet and click Next. and click Next. Enter your User name, 10. Click Close to finish the Password, and Connection configuration. name. Click Connect. 12. Enter your user name and 11. Click the network icon in password.

  • Page 34: Browsing Web Pages

    Using a static IP: Repeat the step 1–4 of Using a dynamic IP to start the static IP network configuration. Click Use the following IP address. Enter the IP address, Subnet mask and Gateway from your service provider. If needed, enter the preferred DNS Server address and alternative address.

  • Page 35: Chapter 3: Using The Eee Pc

    ASUS Update Bluetooth Connection Super Hybrid Engine Eee Docking Boingo Microsoft® Office Trial Chapter 3: Using the Eee PC...

  • Page 36: Asus Update

    Update the BIOS directly from the Internet, and • View the BIOS version information. This utility is pre-loaded in your Eee PC and is also available in the support DVD that comes with the Eee PC package. ASUS Update requires an Internet connection either through a network or an Internet Service Provider (ISP).

  • Page 37: Updating The Bios Through A Bios File

    BIOS version and click Next. Follow the screen instructions to complete the update process. The ASUS Update utility is capable of updating itself through the Internet. Always update the utility to avail all its features. Updating the BIOS through a BIOS file...

  • Page 38: Bluetooth Connection (on Selected Models)

    Bluetooth-enabled devices. Examples of Bluetooth-enabled devices may be Notebook PCs, Desktop PCs, mobile phones, and PDAs. To connect to a Bluetooth-enabled device: Press <Fn> + <F2> repeatedly until Bluetooth ON or WLAN & Bluetooth ON is shown. From Control Panel, go to Network and Internet >...

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    Click Add a device to look for Select a Bluetooth-enabled new devices. device from the list and click Next. The paired relationship is Enter the Bluetooth security successfully built. Click Close code into your device and to finish the setting.

  • Page 40: Super Hybrid Engine

    If your external monitor functions abnormally in Power Saving mode at a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels or higher, press <Fn> + <F5> repeatedly to switch the display mode to LCD Only or LCD + CRT Clone and reset the power mode to High Performance or Super Performance.

  • Page 41: Eee Docking

    Eee Tools • The applications in Eee Docking may vary depending on models. • The names of the applications in Eee Docking are subject to change without notice. Eee Amuse ASUS @Vibe ASUS @Vibe allows you to enjoy online entertainment contents including Radio, Live TV and Games, etc.

  • Page 42: Eee Sharing

    SRS Premium offers the rich and immerse audio experience in any listening environment. Voice Command (Dr. Eee) Dr. Eee is a voice command tool which allows you to launch a commonly used function wtih your voice. Chapter 3: Using the Eee PC...

  • Page 43: Eee Tools

    Live Update keeps your Eee PC up-to-date by checking the online updates. Font Resizer Font Resizer allows you to adjust the font/text size on your Eee PC screen. LocaleMe LocaleMe is a web mapping service application, offering easy search for streets or companies sorted by multiple categories all over the world.

  • Page 44: Digital Zoom Control (on Selected Models)

    Digital Zoom Control (on selected models) Digital Zoom Control is a software that helps you control your built-in camera whenever it is in use. You can zoom, pan or tilt the camera with Digital Zoom Control. Function keys Zoom in or out...

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    Panning and tilting is only available when you have zoomed in the camera. You can also open the control panel by clicking the Digital Zoom Control icon from the Notification area and directly move the sliders for the zooming, panning, and tilting functions.

  • Page 46: Microsoft ® Office Trial

    ® Microsoft Office Trial Eee PC users can enjoy Microsoft Office Suite free trial for 60 days. Do the following instructions to start the free trial. Ensure that your Eee PC is connected to the Internet and double- click Microsoft Office 60 Day Trial - Online on the desktop.

  • Page 47: Chapter 4: Support Dvd & System Recovery

    Support DVD information System Recovery Boot Booster Chapter 4: Support DVD & System Recovery...

  • Page 48: Support Dvd Information

    Support DVD information The support DVD that comes with the Eee PC package contains the drivers, software applications, and utilities that you can install to avail all the features. Running the support DVD Insert the support DVD in the external optical drive. The DVD automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your computer.

  • Page 49: Drivers Menu

    Click the Contact tab to display the ASUS contact information. Other information The icons on the top right corner of the screen provide additional information on the Eee PC and the contents of the support DVD. Click an icon to display the specified information. System information...

  • Page 50: System Recovery

    Support DVD provides a comprehensive recovery solution that quickly restores the operating system and installs drivers and utilities. Before using the Support DVD, copy your data files to a USB storage device or to a network drive and make note of any customized configuration settings (such as network settings).

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    Set up your language, time zone, keyboard, computer name, and user name to enter the Windows® OS. This support DVD is for Eee PC only. DO NOT use it on other computers. Visit the ASUS website at for any updates.

  • Page 52: Boot Booster

    Press <F2> again to enter the BIOS setup. Set Boot Booster to [Disabled] If you fail to see the POST screen or enter the BIOS setup by doing the instruction above, restart the system and try pressing <F2> repeatedly on bootup.

  • Page 53: Appendix

    Declarations and Safety Statements Copyright Information Limitation of Liability Service and Support Appendix...

  • Page 54: Declarations And Safety Statements

    If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: •...

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    “The manufacture declares that this device is limited to Channels 1 through 11 in the 2.4GHz frequency by specified firmware controlled in the USA.” This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment.

  • Page 56: Declaration Of Conformity

    Radio test suites according to [EN 300 328-2] IC Radiation Exposure Statement for Canada This equipment complies with IC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. To maintain compliance with IC RF exposure compliance requirements, please avoid direct contact to the transmitting antenna during transmitting.

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    Country Code selection feature to be disabled for products marketed to the US/CANADA. This Class [B] digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. Cet appareil numérique de la classe [B] est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada ASUS Eee PC...

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    CE Marking CE marking for devices without wireless LAN/Bluetooth The shipped version of this device complies with the requirements of the EEC directives 2004/108/EC “Electromagnetic compatibility” and 2006/95/ EC “Low voltage directive” . CE marking for devices with wireless LAN/ Bluetooth...

  • Page 59: Wireless Operation Channel For Different Domains

    Maximum authorized power indoors is 100mW • Maximum authorized power outdoors is 10mW Departments in which the use of the 2400–2483.5 MHz band is permitted with an EIRP of less than 100mW indoors and less than 10mW outdoors: 01 Ain 02 Aisne 03 Allier...

  • Page 60: Ul Safety Notices

    300V peak-to-peak, and 105V rms, and installed or used in accordance with the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70). When using the Eee PC modem, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and injury to persons, including the following: •...

  • Page 61: Power Safety Requirement

    • Do not dispose the Eee PC battery pack in a fire, as they may explode. Check with local codes for possible special disposal instructions to reduce the risk of injury to persons due to fire or explosion.

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    (English) ATTENZIONE! Rischio di esplosione della batteria se sostituita in modo errato. Sostituire la batteria con un una di tipo uguale o equivalente consigliata dalla fabbrica. Non disperdere le batterie nell’ambiente. (Italian) VORSICHT! Explosionsgefahr bei unsachgemäßen Austausch der Batterie.

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  • Page 64: Copyright Information

    No part of this manual, including the products and software described in it, may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language in any form or by any means, except documentation kept by the purchaser for backup purposes, without the express written permission of ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.

  • Page 65: Limitation Of Liability

    Warranty Statement. This limit also applies to ASUS’ suppliers and its reseller. It is the maximum for which ASUS, its suppliers, and your reseller are collectively responsible. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES IS ASUS LIABLE FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING: (1) THIRD-PARTY CLAIMS AGAINST YOU FOR DAMAGES;...

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    Manufacturer ASUSTek COMPUTER INC. Address, City No. 150, LI-TE RD., PEITOU, TAIPEI 112, TAIWAN R.O.C Country TAIWAN Authorized Representative ASUS COMPUTER GmbH in Europe Address, City HARKORT STR. 21-23, 40880 RATINGEN Country GERMANY A-14 Appendix...

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