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Notebook PC
Hardware User's Manual
E3535 / Dec 2007

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    Notebook PC Hardware User’s Manual E3535 / Dec 2007...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Power System ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 22 Using AC Power ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 22 Using Battery Power �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 23 Battery Care ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 23 Powering ON the Notebook PC ��������������������������������������������������������������������������� 24 The Power-On Self Test (POST) �������������������������������������������������������������������������� 24 Checking Battery Power �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 25 Charging the Battery Pack ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 25 Power Options �����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������...

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    Bluetooth Wireless Connection (on selected models) ����������������������������������������� 50 Trusted Platform Module (TPM) (on selected models) ��������������������������������������������� 51 Fingerprint Registration (on selected models) ���������������������������������������������������������� 52 3G Watcher (on selected models and in selected territories) ����������������������������������� 54 Appendix Optional Accessories Optional Connections...

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    Contents...

  • Page 5: Introducing The Notebook Pc

    1. Introducing the Notebook PC About This User’s Manual Notes For This Manual Safety Precautions Preparing your Notebook PC NOTE: Photos and icons in this manual are used for artistic purposes only and do not show what is actually used in the product itself.

  • Page 6: About This User's Manual

    Introduces you to optional accessories and gives additional information. Notes For This Manual A few notes and warnings in bold are used throughout this guide that you should be aware of in order to complete certain tasks safely and completely. These notes have different degrees of importance as described below: NOTE: Tips and information for special situations.

  • Page 7: Safety Precautions

    Introducing the Notebook PC Safety Precautions The following safety precautions will increase the life of the Notebook 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 8: Transportation Precautions

    OFF to prevent scratching of the hard disk surface during transport. Therefore, you should not transport the Notebook PC while the power is still ON. Close the display panel and check that it is latched securely in the closed position to protect the keyboard and display panel.

  • Page 9: Preparing Your Notebook Pc

    Introducing the Notebook PC Preparing your Notebook PC These are only quick instructions for using your Notebook PC. Read the later pages for detailed informa- tion on using your Notebook PC. 2. Connect the AC Power Adapter 1. Install the battery pack 3.

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    Introducing the Notebook PC...

  • Page 11: Knowing The Parts

    2. Knowing the Parts Basic sides of the Notebook PC NOTE: Photos and icons in this manual are used for artistic purposes only and do not show what is actually used in the product itself.

  • Page 12: Top Side

    Knowing the Parts Top Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on this side of the Notebook PC. NOTE: The keyboard will be different for each territory.

  • Page 13: Display Panel

    The built-in mono microphone can be used for video conferencing, voice narrations, or simple audio recordings. Power Switch The power switch turns ON and OFF the Notebook PC or putting the Notebook PC into sleep or hibernation modes. Actual behavior of the power switch can be customized in Windows Control Panel “Power Options.”...

  • Page 14: Bottom Side

    Knowing the Parts Bottom Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on this side of the Notebook PC. NOTE: The bottom side may vary in appearance depending on model. NOTE: The battery pack size will vary depending on model.

  • Page 15: Battery Pack

    Battery Lock - Spring The spring battery lock is used to keep the battery pack secured. When the battery pack is inserted, it will automatically lock. To remove the battery pack, this spring lock must be held in the unlocked position.

  • Page 16: Left Side

    Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on this side of the Notebook PC. Power (DC) Input The supplied power adapter converts AC power to DC power for use with this jack. Power sup- plied through this jack supplies power to the Notebook PC and charges the internal battery pack.

  • Page 17: Wireless Switch

    One 26pin Express card slot is available to support one ExpressCard/34mm or one ExpressCard/54mm expansion card. This new interface is faster by using a serial bus supporting USB 2.0 and PCI Express instead of the slower parallel bus used in the PC card slot. (Not compatible with previous PCMCIA cards.)

  • Page 18: Right Side

    Optical Drive Electronic Eject The optical drive eject has an electronic eject button for opening the tray. You can also eject the optical drive tray through any software player or by right clicking the optical drive in Windows “Computer”...

  • Page 19: Front Side

    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, hard disk drives, printers, and scanners connected in a series up to 12Mbits/sec (USB 1.1) and 480Mbits/sec (USB 2.0).

  • Page 20: Rear Side

    Notebook PC. LAN Port The RJ-45 LAN port with eight pins is larger than the RJ-11 modem port and supports a standard Ethernet cable for connection to a local network. The built-in connector allows convenient use without additional adapters.

  • Page 21: Getting Started

    Checking Battery Power Powering Options Power Management Modes Special Keyboard Functions Switches and Status Indicators NOTE: Photos and icons in this manual are used for artistic purposes only and do not show what is actually used in the product itself.

  • Page 22: Power System

    US-standard AC power cord to a different standard. Most hotels will provide universal outlets to sup- port different power cords as well as voltages. It is always best to ask an experienced traveler about AC outlet voltages when bringing power adapters to another country.

  • Page 23: Using Battery Power

    The battery pack’s useful life will depend on your environment temperature, humidity, and how your Notebook PC is used. It is ideal that the battery be used in a temperature range between 5˚C and 35˚C (41˚F and 95˚F). You must also take into account that the Notebook PC’s internal temperature is higher than the outside temperature.

  • Page 24: Powering On The Notebook Pc

    The Notebook PC’s power-ON message appears on the screen when you turn it ON. If necessary, you may adjust the brightness by using the hot keys. If you need to run the BIOS Setup to set or modify the system configuration, press [F2] upon bootup to enter the BIOS Setup. If you press [Tab] during the splash screen, standard boot information such as the BIOS version can be seen.

  • Page 25: Checking Battery Power

    Charging the Battery Pack Before you use your Notebook PC on the road, you will have to charge the battery pack. The battery pack begins to charge as soon as the Notebook PC is connected to external power using the power adapter.

  • Page 26: Power Options

    Getting Started Power Options The power switch turns ON and OFF the Notebook PC or putting the Notebook PC into sleep or hiberna- tion modes. Actual behavior of the power switch can be customized in Windows Control Panel “Power Options.”...

  • Page 27: Power Management Modes

    Getting Started Power Management Modes The Notebook PC has a number of automatic or adjustable power saving features that you can use to maximize battery life and lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). You can control some of these features through the Power menu in the BIOS Setup.

  • Page 28: Special Keyboard Functions

    NOTE: The Hot Key locations on the function keys may vary depending on model but the functions should remain the same.

  • Page 29: Colored Hot Keys (cont)

    My Profile modes in order to improve contrast, brightness, skin tone, and color saturation for red, green, and blue independently. You can see the current mode through the on-screen display (OSD). Fn+V: Toggles “Life Frame” software application.

  • Page 30: Microsoft Windows Keys

    Microsoft Windows Keys There are two special Windows keys on the keyboard as described below. The key with the Windows Logo activates the Start menu located at the bottom left of the Win- dows desktop. The other key, that looks like a Windows menu with a small cursor, activates the properties menu and is equivalent to pressing the right mouse button on a Windows object.

  • Page 31: Switches And Status Indicators

    The selected mode is shown on the display. Power Switch The power switch turns ON and OFF the Notebook PC or putting the Notebook PC into sleep or hibernation modes. Actual behavior of the power switch can be customized in Windows Control Panel “Power Options.”...

  • Page 32: Status Indicators

    PIXELS Power Indicator The power indicator lights when the Notebook PC is turned ON and blinks slowly when the Note- book PC is in the Suspend-to-RAM (Sleep) mode. This indicator is OFF when the Notebook PC is turned OFF or in the Suspend-to-Disk (Hibernation) mode.

  • Page 33: Multimedia Control Keys (on Selected Models)

    Notebook PC. Note: Some control key functions may defer depending on Notebook PC model. Note: Use the [Fn] key in combination with the arrow keys for CD control functions. CD Play/Pause During CD stop, begins CD play.

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    Using the Notebook PC...

  • Page 35: Using The Notebook Pc

    Trusted Platform Module (TPM) (on selected models) Fingerprint Scanner (on selected models) 3G Watcher (on selected models and in selected territories) NOTE: Photos and icons in this manual are used for artistic purposes only and do not show what is actually used in the product itself.

  • Page 36: Pointing Device

    / scroll Using the Touchpad Light pressure with the tip of your finger is all that is required to operate the touchpad. Because the touch- Slide finger pad is electrostatic sensitive, objects cannot be used in forward place of your fingers.

  • Page 37: Touchpad Usage Illustrations

    If the interval between the clicks or taps is too long, the operation will not be executed. You can set the double-click speed using the Windows Control Panel “Mouse.” The following 2 examples produce the same results.

  • Page 38: Caring For The Touchpad

    Using the Notebook PC Caring for the Touchpad The touchpad is pressure sensitive. If not properly cared for, it can be easily damaged. Take note of the following precautions. • Make sure the touchpad does not come into contact with dirt, liquids or grease.

  • Page 39: Storage Devices

    Using the Notebook PC Storage Devices Storage devices allow the Notebook PC to read or write documents, pictures, and other files to various data storage devices. This Notebook PC has the following storage devices: • Expansion Card • Optical drive •...

  • Page 40: Optical Drive

    When the drive stops, the disc is hub. The hub should be higher than the ready to be used. disc when correctly mounted. NOTE: It is normal to hear as well as feel the CD spinning with great intensity in the CD drive while data is read.

  • Page 41: Using The Optical Drive

    Keep in mind the important safety instructions from your CD suppliers. Unlike desktop optical drives, the Notebook PC uses a hub to hold the CD in place regardless of the angle. When inserting a CD, it is important that the CD be pressed onto the center hub or else the optical drive tray will scratch the CD.

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    Keep in mind the important safety instructions from your CD suppliers. Unlike desktop optical drives, the Notebook PC uses a hub to hold the CD in place regardless of the angle. When inserting a CD, it is important that the CD be pressed onto the center hub or else the optical drive tray will scratch the CD.

  • Page 43: Flash Memory Card Reader

    MP3 players, mobile phones, and PDAs. This Notebook PC has a single built-in memory card reader that can use many flash memory cards as shown in the example below. The built-in memory card reader is not only convenient, but also faster than most other forms of memory card readers because it utilizes the internal high-bandwidth PCI bus.

  • Page 44: Hard Disk Drive

    Handle the Notebook PC gently and keep it away from static electricity and strong vibrations or impact. The hard disk drive is the most delicate component and will likely be the first or only component that is damaged if the Notebook PC is dropped. Hard Disk Drive Compartment The hard disk drive is secured in a compartment.

  • Page 45: Memory (ram)

    Memory (RAM) Additional memory will increase application performance by decreasing hard disk access. The BIOS automatically detects the amount of memory in the system and configures CMOS accordingly during the POST (Power-On-Self-Test) process. There is no hardware or software (including BIOS) setup required after the memory This is only an example�...

  • Page 46: Connections

    The telephone wire used to connect the Notebook PC’s internal modem should have either two or four wires (only two wires (telephone line #1) is used by the modem) and should have an RJ-11 connector on both ends. Connect one end to the modem port and the other end to an analog telephone wall socket (the ones found in residential buildings).

  • Page 47: Network Connection

    Connect a network cable, with RJ-45 connectors on each end, to the modem/network port on the Note- book PC and the other end to a hub or switch. For 100 BASE-TX / 1000 BASE-T speeds, your network cable must be category 5 or better (not category 3) with twisted-pair wiring. If you plan on running the interface at 100/1000Mbps, it must be connected to a 100 BASE-TX / 1000 BASE-T hub (not a BASE-T4 hub).

  • Page 48: Wireless Lan Connection (on Selected Models)

    The optional built-in wireless LAN is a compact easy-to-use wireless Ethernet adapter. Implementing the IEEE 802.11 standard for wireless LAN (WLAN), the optional built-in wireless LAN is capable of fast data transmission rates using Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) and Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) technologies on 2.4GHz/5GHz frequencies.

  • Page 49: Windows Wireless Network Connection

    Windows Wireless Network Connection Connecting to a network 1� Switch ON the Wireless function if necessary for your model (see switches in Section 3)� 2� Press [FN F2] repeatedly until Wireless LAN 2b� Or double click the Wireless Console icon on ON or WLAN &...

  • Page 50: Bluetooth Wireless Connection (on Selected Models)

    You can wireless connect to your mobile phone. Depending on your mobile phone’s capa- bilities, you can transfer phone book data, photos, sound files, etc. or use it as a modem to connect to the Internet. You may also use it for SMS messaging.

  • Page 51: Trusted Platform Module (tpm) (on Selected Models)

    Each individual TPM must have an Owner before it is useful as a security device. TPM Applications TPM is useful for any customer that is interested in providing an addition layer of security to the com- puter system. The TPM, when bundled with an optional security software package, can provide overall system security, file protection capabilities and protect against email/privacy concerns.

  • Page 52: Fingerprint Registration (on Selected Models)

    Fingerprint Registration (on selected models) MEGA PIXELS The fingerprint scanner can be used for instant and secure user authentication. These instructions will show you how to setup the fingerprint registration. 2� Select “Fingerprints” and click Next. 1� This wizard will automatically start when TPM is enabled in BIOS (see Appendix)�...

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    Using the Notebook PC Fingerprint Registration (on selected models) cont. 6� Click Finish when done� 5. Select a finger on the diagram and swipe the corresponding finger on the scanner slowly. You must swipe your finger multiple times for verification. You must register at least two fingers to decrease the chance of any problems�...

  • Page 54: Watcher (on Selected Models And In Selected Territories)

    3G mobile phones. When connected, your Notebook PC can connect to the Internet just like using a wireless network. A shortcut to the 3G Watcher application will be placed on your desktop. Double-click it to launch the 3G Watcher soft- ware application.

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    The main Watcher window provides status information and allows you to initiate and monitor data con- nections or make and receive phone calls (if voice is supported by your 3G modem and your service provider). The main window uses these indicators: Device status.

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    (such as downloading information, exchanging email, and instant messaging). In marketing 3G services, video telephony has often been used as the main-stream application for 3G. Selected models integrate a SIM card slot for insertion of a 3G SIM card which is required to use 3G applications.

  • Page 57: Appendix

    Common Problems and Solutions Windows Software Recovery Glossary Declarations and Safety Statements Notebook PC Information NOTE: Photos and icons in this manual are used for artistic purposes only and do not show what is actually used in the product itself.

  • Page 58: Usb Flash Memory Disk

    USB peripherals through a single cable. USB Flash Memory Disk A USB flash memory disk is an optional item that can replace the 1.44MB floppy disk and provide storage up to several hundred megabytes, higher transfer speeds, and greater durability.

  • Page 59: Optional Connections

    Windows navigation to be more comfortable. Both the external USB keyboard and mouse will work simultaneously with the Notebook PC’s built-in keyboard and touchpad. Printer Connection One or more USB printers can be simultaneously used on any USB port or USB hub.

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    Bluetooth Mouse Setup (optional) This process can be used to add most Bluetooth devices in Windows operating system. 1� Switch ON the Wireless function if necessary for your model (see switches in Section 3)� 2b� Or double click the Wireless Console icon on 2�...

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    8� Wait while the Bluetooth mouse is being added� 9� Click Finish when adding is complete� 10� You will see your device in the window� You can also add or remove Bluetooth devices here� Note: “RESET” may be necessary after changing batteries. Repeat steps if necessary.

  • Page 62: Operating System And Software

    A recovery disc is optional and includes an image of the original operating system installed on the hard drive at the factory. The recovery disc provides a comprehensive recovery solution that quickly restores the Notebook PC’s operating system to its original working state provided that your hard disk drive is...

  • Page 63: System Bios Settings

    Appendix System BIOS Settings Boot Device 1� On the Boot screen, select Boot Device Priority. 2� Select each item and press [Enter] to select a device� Security Setting To clear the password: 2� Type in a password and press [Enter]�...

  • Page 64: Save Changes

    Password Check User Access Level Select whether to ask for a password during bootup (Always) Select the level of access to allow the “User Password” to or only when entering the BIOS setup utility (Setup)� have in the BIOS setup utility�...

  • Page 65: Common Problems And Solutions

    1. Register the Notebook PC for a one-year-warranty using the following website: http://member.asus.com/login.aspx?SLanguage=en-us 2. Do NOT remove the battery pack while using the Notebook PC with the AC adaptor to prevent damage caused by the accidental power loss. The ASUS battery pack has protection circuitry to prevent over-charging so it will not damage the battery pack if it is left in the Notebook PC.

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    Mechanical Problem - FAN / Thermal Why is the cooling fan always ON and the temperature high? 1. Make sure that the FAN works when the CPU temperature is high and check whether there is air flow from the main air vent. 2. If you have many applications running (see taskbar), close them to decrease system load.

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    Software Problem - ASUS bundled software When I power ON the Notebook PC, there will be an “Open policy file error” message. A. Reinstall the latest version “Power4 Gear” utility to solve your problem. It is available on the ASUS website.

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    1. Please verify the Notebook PC’s exact model and download the latest BIOS file for your model from the ASUS website. 2. Use the “WINFLASH” utility to update your BIOS. The utility can be found in your Driver & Utility CD that came with your Notebook PC.

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    Common Problems and Solutions (Cont.) Symantec’s Norton Internet Security (NIS) 1. Sometimes NIS will show an alert to stop a Trojan virus from a local IP address. This problem can be solved by making sure the virus definition file is the latest one and regularly updating the virus definition file. 2. Reinstalling fails at the “Information Wizard” after uninstalling Norton Antivirus. Make sure NIS has been uninstalled from your computer, reboot your system, install NIS again, use “Live Update”...

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    Turn off Privacy Control from “Status & Settings”. 11. Insufficient privilege message. Many settings, including disabling or uninstalling NIS, require you to be logged into Windows with Administrator privileges. Log Off and switch to a user account with Administrator privileges. A-14...

  • Page 71: Windows Vista Software Recovery

    3. Read the “ASUS Preload Wizard” screen and click Next. 4. Select a partition option and click Next. Partition options: Recover Windows to first partition only. This option will delete only the first partition, allowing you to keep other partitions, and create a new system partition as drive “C”. Recover Windows to entire HD.

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    “CD/DVD”) using the down cursor and press <Enter> to boot from the Recovery DVD. 3. Select a partition option and click Next. Partition options: Recover Windows to first partition only. This option will delete only the first partition, allowing you to keep other partitions, and create a new system partition as drive “C”. Recover Windows to entire HD.

  • Page 73: Glossary

    BIOS file into the EEPROM. Bit (Binary Digit) Represents the smallest unit of data used by the computer. A bit can have one of two values: 0 or 1. Boot Boot means to start the computer operating system by loading it into system memory.

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    VGA, audio, Ethernet, printer, or modem. DVD is essentially a bigger, faster CD that can hold video as well as audio and computer data. With these capacities and access rates, DVD discs can provide you with dramatically-enhanced high-color, full-motion videos, better graphics, sharper pictures, and digital audio for a theater-like experience.

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    Class 4 laser is operating without proper eye protection. PCI Bus (Peripheral Component Interconnect Local Bus) PCI bus is a specification that defines a 32-bit data bus interface. PCI is a standard widely used by ex- pansion card manufacturers.

  • Page 76: Suspend Mode

    The time-out setting of both Hard Disk and Video can be set by the BIOS Setup. The Power LED blinks when the Notebook PC is in STR mode. In STD mode, the Notebook PC will appear to be powered OFF.

  • Page 77: Declarations And Safety Statements

    “Region Definitions” below. Copyright laws require that all DVD movies be limited to a particular region (usually coded to the region at which it is sold). While DVD movie content may be released for multiple regions, CSS design rules require that any system capable of playing CSS encrypted content must only be capable of playing one region.

  • Page 78: Internal Modem Compliancy

    Overview On 4th August 1998 the European Council Decision regarding the CTR 21 has been published in the Official Journal of the EC. The CTR 21 applies to all non voice terminal equipment with DTMF-dialling which is intended to be connected to the analogue PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network).

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    National requirements will apply only if the equipment may use pulse dialling (manufacturers may state in the user guide that the equipment is only intended to support DTMF signalling, which would make any additional testing superfluous).

  • Page 80: Federal Communications Commission Statement

    • This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.

  • Page 81: Ce Mark Warning

    • Radio test suites according to [EN 300 328-2] CE Mark Warning This is a Class B product, in a domestic environment, this product may cause radio interference, in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.

  • Page 82: 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 Orientales...

  • Page 83: Ul Safety Notices

    These batteries contain metallic lithium, or a lithium alloy, or a lithium ion, and may consist of a single electrochemical cell or two or more cells connected in series, parallel, or both, that convert chemical energy into electrical energy by an irreversible or reversible chemical reaction.

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    Batterien nach Angaben des Herstellers. (German) ADVARSELI! Lithiumbatteri - Eksplosionsfare ved fejlagtig håndtering. Udskiftning må kun ske med batteri af samme fabrikat og type. Levér det brugte batteri tilbage til leverandøren. (Danish) VARNING! Explosionsfara vid felaktigt batteribyte. Använd samma batterityp eller en ekvivalent typ som rekommenderas av apparattillverkaren.

  • Page 85: Optical Drive Safety Information

    Optical Drive Safety Information Laser Safety Information Internal or external optical drives sold with this Notebook PC contains a CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT. Laser classifications can be found in the glossary at the end of this user’s manual. WARNING: Making adjustments or performing procedures other than those specified in the user’s manual may result in hazardous laser exposure.

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    Appendix CTR 21 Approval (for Notebook PC with built-in Modem) Danish Dutch English Finnish French German Greek Italian Portuguese Spanish Swedish A-30...

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    Appendix A-31...

  • Page 88: Notebook Pc Information

    Notebook PC Information This page is provided for recording information concerning your Notebook PC for future reference or for technical support. Keep this User’s Manual in a secured location if passwords are filled out. Owner’s Name: ___________________________ Owner’s Telephone: ______________...

  • Page 89: Copyright Information

    ASUS will only be responsible for or indemnify you for loss, damages or claims based in contract, tort or infringement under this Warranty Statement. This limit also applies to ASUS’ suppliers and its reseller. It is the maximum for which ASUS, its sup- pliers, and your reseller are collectively responsible.

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