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Getting Started
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Welcome
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Unpacking Your MobilePro
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Getting to Know Your MobilePro
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Installing and Charging the Battery
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Connecting the AC Adapter
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Taking a Quick Tour
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Introducing the Software
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Connecting to Your PC via Serial
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Connecting to Your PC via Infrared
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Synchronizing with Your Host PC
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Getting Help
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  • Page 1

    Getting Started Welcome !" Unpacking Your MobilePro !" Getting to Know Your MobilePro !" Installing and Charging the Battery !" Connecting the AC Adapter !" Taking a Quick Tour !" Introducing the Software !" Connecting to Your PC via Serial !"...

  • Page 2: 1-2 Getting Started

    WELCOME Congratulations on purchasing your NEC MobilePro 780 ® Professional PC Companion powered by the Microsoft Windows CE operating system. The size and capabilities of this device let you keep your most important business and personal information up-to-date and close at hand. Mi- crosoft ActiveSync™...

  • Page 3: Unpacking Your Mobilepro

    Be sure to complete the sections, "Installing and Charging the Battery," “Connecting the AC Adapter,” and “Taking a Quick Tour,” later in this chapter. !" NEC MobilePro 780 (a stylus ships in a holder in the MobilePro) !" NEC MobilePro AC Adapter !"...

  • Page 4: Getting To Know Your Mobilepro

    GETTING TO KNOW YOUR MOBILEPRO The NEC MobilePro 780 offers you a portable system de- signed for synchronization with your desktop or notebook computer. Standard features include a VR4121, 168-MHz, 32 MB RAM, an 8.1-inch H-VGA STN enhanced touch screen, a V.90 internal modem, a built-in microphone, in- ternal speakers, and Type I/II PC card and Compact- Flash™...

  • Page 5: Installing And Charging The Battery

    !" RJ-11 Telephone cable !" VGA Monitor cable For a more comprehensive list of MobilePro accessories, refer to the MobilePro desktop. Tap Start, Help, and dou- ble tap the MobilePro Accessories link. INSTALLING AND CHARGING THE BATTERY Follow these steps to install and charge the main battery. Unpack the contents of the MobilePro carton and locate the unit and the Lithium-Ion battery pack.

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    Slide the lock back to the locked position. Note: Be sure to slide the lock back to the locked position. The NEC MobilePro will not power on when the lock is in the unlocked position. Connect the AC adapter to begin charging the battery.

  • Page 7: Connecting The Ac Adapter

    To protect your data, do not use the system until the backup battery is charged. Recharge the battery whenever the battery charging LED lights amber. CONNECTING THE AC ADAPTER NEC recommends using the AC adapter if you !" are recharging the main battery pack or the backup battery.

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    Follow these steps to connect the AC adapter. Insert the plug on the AC adapter cable into the AC power port on the left side of the NEC MobilePro. Connecting the AC Adapter A – AC Power port B – AC adapter cable...

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    Plug the AC adapter into a working AC outlet. Power on the NEC MobilePro using the Power button at the top right section of the keyboard. Using AC power saves battery life for when you are on the go, ensures that the backup battery maintains its charge, and helps prevent data loss.

  • Page 10: Taking A Quick Tour

    Chapter 4, “Adjusting MobilePro Set- tings.” INTRODUCING THE SOFTWARE Your NEC MobilePro 780 features the latest version of Microsoft Windows CE software along with additional ap- plications on the accompanying CDs. Your NEC MobilePro 780 software includes: !"...

  • Page 11: Connecting To Your Pc Via Serial

    CONNECTING TO YOUR PC VIA SERIAL The MobilePro is designed to be a companion PC. Most users want to synchronize the MobilePro 780 with a host PC. The latest work done on either the MobilePro or the host PC automatically appears on both machines, once the synchronization process occurs.

  • Page 12: Ensuring The Availability Of The Serial Port

    Ensuring the Availability of the Serial Port The serial port on your host PC must be available for syn- chronization with your NEC MobilePro. Follow these steps to ensure the availability of the serial port. Access the setup utility on your host PC to verify that the port is enabled.

  • Page 13: Connecting The Pc Connect Cable

    Connecting the PC Connect Cable Before installing Microsoft ActiveSync, follow these in- structions to connect the PC Connect (serial) cable that ships with your MobilePro to both your MobilePro and to your host PC. Locate and open the serial port cover on the back of your MobilePro.

  • Page 14: Installing Microsoft Activesync

    Note: Before connecting the PC Connect cable to the serial port on your desktop, be sure that the serial port is enabled in the desktop’s BIOS setup and that no conflicts exist for the port. For details, see a previous section in this chapter, “Ensuring the Availability of the Serial Port.”...

  • Page 15: Installing Activesync

    In the IP address tab, select (place a dot beside) "Obtain an IP address via DCHP." Select the Name Servers tab and enter the host PC's IP address in the "Primary WINS" field. To identify the host PC's IP address, run an IP con- fig utility.

  • Page 16: Creating A Partnership

    Read the instructions about connecting your device and click Next. The host PC verifies the availability of a COM port and polls the MobilePro for synchronization settings. The New Partnership window appears. Proceed to the next section to complete the installation. Creating a Partnership Once the host PC verifies the availability of a COM port and polls the MobilePro for synchronization settings, the...

  • Page 17: Connecting To Your Pc Via Infrared

    Once installed, Microsoft ActiveSync automatically synchronizes your MobilePro 780 with your host PC's Microsoft Outlook email, contacts, calendar, and task list each time you attach the PC Connect cable to the Mo- bilePro 780 and the host PC. Note: Whenever possible Microsoft Active- Sync automatically translates files and email at- tachments during synchronization.

  • Page 18: Modifying Pc Connection Settings

    Proceed to the next section to set the infrared connection speed, if necessary. Setting the Infrared Connection Speed Your NEC MobilePro supports both SIR (115 Kbps) and FIR (4 Mbps) IR communications. Follow these steps to set the infrared connection speed.

  • Page 19: Enabling The Infrared Port

    Enabling the Infrared Port The infrared port on your host PC must be available for synchronization with your NEC MobilePro. Follow these steps to enable the infrared port. Access the setup utility on your host PC to verify that the port is enabled. If required, select FIR support in Setup.

  • Page 20: Installing Microsoft Activesync

    Once the system restarts, an infrared icon (gray vertical bar with a red bump) appears in the system taskbar. If there is an X to the right of the icon, infrared is not en- abled. Repeat steps 1-4 to enable infrared. Installing Microsoft ActiveSync You must install Microsoft ActiveSync on your host PC to enable synchronization with your MobilePro.

  • Page 21: Installing Activesync

    Next. The Get Connected window appears. Place the NEC MobilePro so that the infrared port is within range of the host PC infrared port and read the instructions about connecting your device. Click Next.

  • Page 22: Creating A Partnership

    Modify the selections as required. Once installed, Microsoft ActiveSync automatically synchronizes your MobilePro 780 with your host PC's Microsoft Outlook email, contacts, calendar, and task list each time you attach the PC Connect cable to the Mo- bilePro 780 and the host PC.

  • Page 23: Synchronizing With Your Host Pc

    Once your MobilePro is configured for synchronization with your host PC, synchronization occurs when the Ac- tiveSync components on the NEC MobilePro and on the host PC are activated. When synchronizing via the serial port, the process occurs automatically. When synchroniz- ing via the infrared port, manual intervention is required.

  • Page 24: Synchronizing Via The Infrared Port

    Synchronizing via the Infrared Port Once the MobilePro is configured for synchronization via infrared, the ActiveSync component on the MobilePro must be manually activated to initiate the synchronization process. Simply tap Start, Programs, Communication, ActiveSync to initiate synchronization via infrared. Resynchronizing Your MobilePro Once synchronized, you may need to re-establish commu- nication between the MobilePro and your host PC if you...

  • Page 25: Getting Help

    GETTING HELP The following table provides a comprehensive list of where you can get help on your MobilePro 780, the software, connections, accessories, and support. Help Resources Item Resource MobilePro Operation MobilePro User’s Guide Windows CE Windows CE Main Help Help file included with Windows CE.

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    MobilePro Accessories NEC Computers Inc. Accessories http://www.nec- computers.com/accessories_category.asp MobilePro Technical Support, NEC Computers Inc. MobilePro Support Warranty Service http://www.neccomp.com (click on Service & Support) NEC Computers Inc. Support Telephone Numbers 800-632-4525, fax: 801-981-3133 MobilePro Homepage NEC Computers Inc. MobilePro Home http://www.nec-...

  • Page 27: Introducing The Nec Mobilepro

    Introducing the NEC MobilePro Identifying System Features !" Opening the Display Panel !" Using the Stylus !" Using MobilePro’s Power Sources !" Caring for the MobilePro !" Introducing the NEC MobilePro 2-1...

  • Page 28: Identifying System Features

    IDENTIFYING SYSTEM FEATURES The NEC MobilePro 780 is compact with features on every side. The next few sections provide figures and feature descriptions. Around the Front of the System The following sections describe front features beginning with the display panel.

  • Page 29: Keyboard Panel And Base Unit

    , depending upon your MobilePro Settings. PgUp/PgDn Keyboard Panel and Base Unit The NEC MobilePro keyboard panel and base unit provide the following features which are described after the figure. Keyboard panel and base unit A – Scroll Dial B – Power Button C – Keyboard D –...

  • Page 30

    !" Microphone — lets you record your voice. !" Earphone Microphone Jack — lets you connect the earphone microphone accessory to your NEC Mo- bilePro. !" CompactFlash Card Slot — lets you install one CompactFlash card. 2-4 Introducing the NEC MobilePro...

  • Page 31: Around The Back Of The System

    (if enabled in MobilePro Settings). Around the Back of the System The back of the NEC MobilePro offers the following fea- tures which are described after the figure. Features on the back of the system A –...

  • Page 32: Around The Left Side Of The System

    Around the Left Side of the System The left side of your NEC MobilePro offers the following features which are described after the figure. Left side features A – AC Power port B – VGA port C – Serial port D – Not Used !"...

  • Page 33: Around The Right Side Of The System

    Around the Right Side of the System The right side of your NEC MobilePro offers the following features which are described after the figure. Right side features A – PC card eject button B – PC card slot C – Modem port !"...

  • Page 34: Around The Bottom Of The System

    Around the Bottom of the System The bottom of the NEC MobilePro offers the following features which are described after the figure. Features on the bottom of the system A – Soft reset button B – ROM bay cover C – Speaker D –...

  • Page 35: Opening The Display Panel

    Lift the display panel up and towards the back of the unit. CAUTION When the NEC MobilePro is not in use or when you are carrying it, keep the display panel closed. This helps prevent accidental damage to the touch screen or keyboard.

  • Page 36: Using The Stylus

    MobilePro. USING MOBILEPRO’S POWER SOURCES The NEC MobilePro 780 can be powered using the AC adapter or the system’s main battery, making it a truly portable system. The MobilePro also contains a built-in, backup battery that recharges whenever the unit is con- nected to an AC power source.

  • Page 37: Recharging The Main Battery Pack

    AC adapter. See “Connecting the AC Adapter” in Chapter 1. The battery charging LED indicates the charging status of the main battery pack when the NEC MobilePro is con- nected to an AC power source. The LED status displays as follows: !"...

  • Page 38: Recharging The Backup Battery

    To protect your data, do not use the system until the backup battery is charged. To recharge the main and backup batteries, connect the AC adapter. See the section, “Connecting the AC Adapter” in Chapter 1. 2-12 Introducing the NEC MobilePro...

  • Page 39: Mobilepro Power Management

    If you fail to replace a depleted main battery for an ex- tended period of time and the back-up battery is weak, the contents of the MobilePro memory and all user data may be lost. Introducing the NEC MobilePro 2-13...

  • Page 40: Removing And Inserting The Battery Pack

    AC adapter cable. Note: If you receive messages indicating that both the main battery and the backup battery are very low, immediately connect the AC adapter to charge both batteries. Have a new Lithium-Ion battery pack available. 2-14 Introducing the NEC MobilePro...

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    !" Remove the battery from its bay. Removing the battery pack A – Battery release latch B – Battery release lock C – Lithium-Ion battery pack Introducing the NEC MobilePro 2-15...

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    Slide the lock back to the locked position. Note: Be sure to slide the lock back to the locked position. The NEC MobilePro will not power on when the lock is in the unlocked position. Charge the battery. See "Recharging the Main Battery"...

  • Page 43: Battery Precautions

    Do not subject batteries to heat sources including direct sunlight, open fires, microwave ovens, and high-voltage containers. !" Do not recharge battery unless they are specifi- cally designed for recharging. !" Do not disassemble batteries. !" Do not solder or puncture batteries. Introducing the NEC MobilePro 2-17...

  • Page 44: Caring For The Mobilepro

    CARING FOR THE MOBILEPRO The NEC MobilePro is a durable, dependable unit built for extensive use and travel. Follow these guidelines to main- tain the condition and performance of your MobilePro.

  • Page 45: Storage Requirements

    !" Keep the AC adapter away from the IrDA port to en- sure stable communication/transfer operations. Storage Requirements Store the NEC MobilePro and AC adapter in an environ- ment that meets the following conditions. Introducing the NEC MobilePro 2-19...

  • Page 46: Routine Cleaning

    Turning on the unit under this condition can damage the internal system components. Before turning on the NEC MobilePro, wait until the unit’s internal temperature equalizes with the new environment and any internal humidity evaporates. !"...

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    Special screen wipes are available through your local computer dealer. !" Unit case — NEC recommends that you carefully wipe the case with a slightly damp, almost dry cloth. Introducing the NEC MobilePro 2-21...

  • Page 48: Introducing Windows Ce

    Introducing Windows CE Windows CE Operating System !" Microsoft ActiveSync !" Software Applications !" Online Help !" Introducing Windows CE 3-1...

  • Page 49: Powering On And Off

    Making Display Panel Adjustments !" Using the Keyboard !" Adjusting MobilePro Settings !" Using the Voice Recorder !" Using PC Cards !" Using CompactFlash Cards !" Using the IR Port !" Upgrading ROM !" Resetting the MobilePro !" Using the NEC MobilePro 4-1...

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    Setting Up a Remote Connection Preparing for Connection Setup !" Connecting the Internal Modem !" Connecting to an !" Internet Service Provider (ISP) Connecting to a Remote Access !" Server Sending and Receiving Email !" Activating a Connection !" Setting Up a Remote Connection 5-1...

  • Page 51: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Your NEC MobilePro is designed to provide many hours of service while you are at home or on the road. For optimum performance, frequently back up and syn- chronize the MobilePro data with your notebook or desk- top computer. Then if something happens, most of your data is still available.

  • Page 52: Specifications

    The following specifications are standard except where noted. Display 8.1-inch, 640 x 240, 64K color, liquid crystal display (LCD), with backlight, touch screen NEC V 4121, 168-MHz processor, optimized for Windows CE User Data Entry Methods !" 78-key QWERTY keyboard with stylus !"...

  • Page 53

    Battery Replacement A lithium battery in some computers maintains system configuration information. In the event that the battery fails to maintain system configuration information, NECC recommends that you replace the battery. For battery replacement information, call your local NECC dealer or the NECC Customer Assistance Center.

  • Page 54

    Infrared (IrDA) Communication !" Baud rate — FIR 4 Mbps maximum !" Distance — 2 to 20 inches Serial Interface Baud rate — 115.2 Kbps maximum I/O Ports !" Serial port (Direct Cable connection) !" IrDA port !" VGA port (output) !"...

  • Page 55

    Power !" AC Adapter Input Voltage — 100 to 240 volts AC, 50 or 60 Hz Output Voltage — 9.0 volts, 1,000mA max. !" Main battery — one rechargeable Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery pack (included). !" Memory backup — approximately 7 days (with de- pleted main battery) at ambient temperature of 73 F (23 C).

  • Page 56

    Accessories (ship with the system) !" AC adapter – S1424-21A Listed Direct Plug-In Power Unit Input Voltage – 100 to 240V AC; 60Hz, 13W Output Voltage – 9V DC 1000 mA !" Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack !" PC Connect (serial) Cable !"...

  • Page 57

    Available Options !" AC Adapter (S1424-21A) !" AA Battery Adapter (MC-BA10) !" PC Connect (serial) Cable (S1424-12S) !" VGA Cable(S1424-12V) !" Stylus Pack (S1424-17A) !" Compact Carrying Case (S1424-30A-D) !" Standard Carrying Case (S1424-30A) !" Deluxe Carrying Case (290-01500-000) !" Li-Ion Battery Pack (MC-BA9) !"...

  • Page 58

    The IrDA port Check that nothing obstructs the path doesn’t work. between the transmitting and receiving IR ports. Check the information in “Using the IR Port,” in the NEC MobilePro 780 User’s Guide. Troubleshooting (cont'd) PROBLEM RESOLUTION A-2 Troubleshooting...

  • Page 59

    The PC card Make sure the card is inserted correctly and cannot be seated properly. accessed. Connect the unit to AC power using the adapter. Some cards do not operate properly unless the AC adapter is connected. The touch Press Ctrl Alt = to calibrate the stylus input. screen does not Follow the on-screen instructions to respond.

  • Page 60

    Before you set up a dial-up connection for an internet ser- vice provider (ISP) or remote access server (RAS), and the associated email properties, you need the following. !" a modem (your NEC MobilePro is equipped with an internal data/fax modem). !" an ISP or RAS account.

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    CONNECTING THE INTERNAL MODEM Follow these steps to connect an RJ-11 telephone cable to the internal modem. Locate the modem cover on the right side of the NEC MobilePro and open it by pulling down the top of the cover.

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    Connect the other RJ-11 connector into an active (analog) phone jack. Now you are ready to create a connection for an ISP or RAS account! CONNECTING TO AN INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER Once you have established an account with an ISP and gathered the necessary configuration information, you are ready to create a connection on your MobilePro for your ISP account.

  • Page 63

    Tap Next and enter the required dial-up telephone number. Tap Finish. Once your ISP connection is established you can configure your MobilePro for sending and receiving email through your ISP. Follow the instructions in “Sending and Receiv- ing Email” and “Activating a Connection,” later in this chapter, to send and receive email through your ISP.

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    Tap Next and enter the required dial-up telephone number. Tap Finish. Once your RAS connection is established you can config- ure your MobilePro for sending and receiving email through your RAS. Follow the instructions in “Sending and Receiving Email” and “Activating a Connection,” later in this chapter, to send and receive email through your RAS.

  • Page 65

    The Mail Services Definition screen consists of Re- quired information and Optional information. Fill in all information as provided by your ISP or network administrator. !" Enter ISP information as follows: POP3 Host — ISP POP3 Host name. User ID — Your user id. Password —...

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    ACTIVATING A CONNECTION Once you have created a new connection for each desired service, you must activate the connection with that service to open communication and send or receive email. Follow these steps to activate a connection. Double tap the Inbox icon. Tap Services and verify that the service you want to connect is selected.

  • Page 67

    POWERING ON AND OFF Power on the NEC MobilePro as follows. ! CAUTION If you power off, then quickly power on the NEC Mo- bilePro, your system may erroneously report the presence of CompactFlash cards. In addition, repeatedly powering off and quickly pow-...

  • Page 68: Making Display Panel Adjustments

    Data.” MAKING DISPLAY PANEL ADJUSTMENTS You can adjust the brightness of the display panel in the NEC MobilePro using two function keys located at the top right of the keyboard. Increasing panel brightness can dramatically lower battery life. Using the NEC MobilePro 4-3...

  • Page 69: Automatic Off

    Adjusting the brightness A – Brightness Up B – Brightness Down Backlight You can conserve battery life by configuring your NEC MobilePro to automatically turn off the display panel’s backlight. Follow these steps to configure the backlight for automatic turn off.

  • Page 70: Automatic On

    Backlight settings Automatic On In addition, you can configure the NEC MobilePro to turn on the backlight automatically. Follow these steps to con- figure the backlight for automatic turn on. Tap the Advanced tab, shown in the previous figure, to access the advanced backlight properties.

  • Page 71: Enabling The Suspend Switch

    Using auto on while on battery power substantially reduces battery life. Enabling the Suspend Switch You can configure your NEC MobilePro to power on or off by simply opening or closing the display cover. The suspend switch acts as a switch for both the power and the display panel.

  • Page 72

    “Enable suspend while on external power,” or both, to enable the display linkage switch. Note: Your NEC MobilePro will not automati- cally suspend while on battery power during syn- chronization, unless the battery charge is at a very low status. You may want to connect your MobilePro to an AC power source before synchronizing with your host PC.

  • Page 73: Using The Keyboard

    USING THE KEYBOARD The NEC MobilePro keyboard is equipped with many fea- tures including: !" Application shortcut keys !" Brightness up/down keys !" Cursor control keys !" Control keys Feature keys are located as shown in the following figure. Key operations are described after the figure.

  • Page 74: Using Application Shortcut Keys

    !" Brightness up/down keys — Use the brightness up/down keys to adjust the NEC MobilePro’s panel brightness. !" Cursor Control Keys — Cursor control keys let you position the cursor on the screen where you want. The cursor indicates where the next typed text is inserted.

  • Page 75

    Default Application Shortcut Keys Icon Application Inbox Microsoft Internet Pocket Explorer Calendar Contacts Tasks Microsoft Pocket Word Microsoft Pocket Excel Microsoft Pocket PowerPoint Voice Recorder Microsoft Pocket Access Ctrl + Calculator Brightness Up Brightness Down 4-10 Using the NEC MobilePro...

  • Page 76: Default Function Keys

    Default Function Keys In addition to the application shortcut keys, your NEC MobilePro is equipped with default function keys as de- scribed in the following table. Default Function Keys Function Fn + Space Backlight On/Off Fn + Shift Num Lock...

  • Page 77: Connecting The Vga Cable

    MultiSync monitor that has VGA output. Use an external monitor to enhance your MobilePro display. Connect the cable as follows. Tap Start, Settings, Control Panel. Double tap the MobilePro Settings icon and select the External Monitor tab. 4-12 Using the NEC MobilePro...

  • Page 78

    VGA port on the left side of the Mo- bilePro. Connecting the VGA cable A – VGA port B – VGA cable Connect the other end of the VGA cable to the monitor cable connector. Using the NEC MobilePro 4-13...

  • Page 79: Screen Resolution

    To conserve power, be sure to deselect this setting when not using an external monitor. Screen Resolution Your NEC MobilePro 780 provides a display panel with a 640x240 screen resolution. When you connect the VGA cable to an external monitor, and select “Display LCD on External Monitor,”...

  • Page 80: Using The Scroll Dial

    Up/Down PgUp/PgDn tion, depending on your MobilePro Settings. !" launch an application from the MobilePro desktop. Locating the Scroll Dial A – Scroll Dial Use the Scroll Dial in the following ways: Using the NEC MobilePro 4-15...

  • Page 81: Using The Voice Recorder

    USING THE VOICE RECORDER The NEC MobilePro features a voice recorder application that lets you record and play voice memos. Recording is dictation quality only and not intended for musical re- cording.

  • Page 82: Menu

    USING PC CARDS Your NEC MobilePro comes with a PC card slot that sup- ports one Type I or one Type II PC card. All PC cards are approximately the same size, have a standard 68-pin con- nector and vary only in thickness.

  • Page 83: Inserting Pc Cards

    With the PC card facing up, insert the card into the PC card slot on the right side of the system. Inserting a PC card Verify that the PC card is fitted securely into position. 4-18 Using the NEC MobilePro...

  • Page 84: Removing Pc Cards

    Inserting a PC card incorrectly can damage the card and/or the NEC MobilePro. Removing PC Cards Follow these steps to remove a PC card from the NEC MobilePro. Locate the PC card eject button beside the PC card slot and press it to release the card from the slot.

  • Page 85: Inserting Compactflash Cards

    CompactFlash cards. Inserting CompactFlash Cards Follow these steps to install a CompactFlash card. With the CompactFlash card facing up, insert it into the CompactFlash card slot. Inserting a CompactFlash card 4-20 Using the NEC MobilePro...

  • Page 86: Removing Compactflash Cards

    Save your data if you are storing it on the inserted CompactFlash card. Press the button beside the CompactFlash card slot. When the card pops out slightly, pull it out of the slot. Using the NEC MobilePro 4-21...

  • Page 87: Using The Ir Port

    USING THE IR PORT With the NEC MobilePro, you can send and receive data to and from another similarly equipped device using the infrared (IrDA) communication port. In addition, you can use the IR port to synchronize data with your host PC, in place of using the PC Connect serial cable.

  • Page 88: Upgrading Rom

    If the units are too far apart or if some- thing blocks the path between the two ports, data may not be sent or received correctly. UPGRADING ROM You can upgrade NEC MobilePro ROM by replacing the currently installed ROM module with an upgraded ROM module (when available). Note:...

  • Page 89

    Gently lift up the ROM module to disconnect it from its connector and remove it from the bay. Insert the upgraded ROM module into the bay, align- ing the connector on the module with the one in the bay. 4-24 Using the NEC MobilePro...

  • Page 90: Resetting The Mobile Pro

    ROM bay cover is secure and the battery lock is in the locked position. RESETTING THE MOBILE PRO Occasionally you may need to reset your NEC MobilePro. For instance, you may need to reset after restoring data from your host PC, after modifying the MobilePro’s con-...

  • Page 91: Using The Soft Reset Button

    When you soft reset the MobilePro, you may lose open/unsaved files. Use the soft reset button to reset the NEC MobilePro as follows. Open the display panel and remove the stylus from its holder.

  • Page 92: Using The Full Reset Button

    Using the full reset button to reset your MobilePro re- turns your unit to its original shipping configuration. All data and applications are erased from RAM. All open/unsaved files are lost and all user specific data such as contacts, tasks, etc., are erased. Using the NEC MobilePro 4-27...

  • Page 93

    The full reset button is located inside of the main battery’s bay. Follow these steps to remove the battery and use the full reset button to reset the NEC MobilePro. Open the display panel and remove the stylus from its holder.

  • Page 94

    Slide the release latch in the direction of the ar- row, as indicated in the following figure, and hold !" Remove the battery from the bay. Removing the battery pack A – Battery release latch B – Battery release lock C – Battery pack Using the NEC MobilePro 4-29...

  • Page 95

    Re- fer to Microsoft ActiveSync on your host PC or the sec- tion in Chapter 3, “Backing Up and Restoring Your Data” for details about backing up and restoring your MobilePro. 4-30 Using the NEC MobilePro...

  • Page 96

    This code base is completely 32-bit; it is multithreaded, multi- tasking and runs on different processors such as the NEC 4121 MIPS processor. Your MobilePro does not have a hard disk drive. The op- erating system and preloaded applications are deployed on a Read-Only Memory (ROM) module;...

  • Page 97

    Windows CE Desktop Windows CE gives you the newest features offered by Mi- crosoft for your NEC MobilePro and is very similar to Windows 95. Windows CE includes a desktop with built-in pocket ap- plications, a taskbar for quick navigation, online network- ing functions, and more.

  • Page 98

    !" Inbox — Allows you to send and receive email mes- sages on your NEC MobilePro. Refer to Chapter 5, “Setting Up a Remote Connection,” for details about configuring your Mobile Pro to send and receive email.

  • Page 99

    !" Microsoft Voice Recorder — Allows you to record voice memos. !" NEC Where to Get Help — Provides a comprehensive list of help resources for your MobilePro, the software, connections, and more. !" MobilePro Fax — Allows you to send and receive faxes.

  • Page 100

    Pocket Applications While Windows CE applications do not have all the fea- tures you may expect to see in applications on other Win- dows systems, these applications provide many powerful features adapted for the mobile environment. Your MobilePro, with its larger keyboard, highly visible display, and longer battery life, allows you to obtain full advantage of the CE-based applications.

  • Page 101

    !" Microsoft Voice Recorder — Provides an easy way to quickly capture thoughts, reminders, ideas, and phone numbers. !" Microsoft Pocket Word — Provides many features of Microsoft Word including document formatting and spell-checking. Copy documents from your desktop for editing or draft documents on your MobilePro for later completion on your desktop.

  • Page 102

    Printing Features Windows CE provides printing capability using Hewlett- Packard (HP) PCL Level 3 and compatible printing de- vices that support serial or infrared connection. Using the serial cable or infrared transfer you can print a variety of high-quality documents directly from MobilePro includ- ing: !"...

  • Page 103

    To create a network (Ethernet) connection, you must in- stall and configure an Ethernet card. The drivers for the card may already exist on your device. NEC also has in- cluded drivers for the Proxim RangeLAN2. Insert the Ethernet card into your device and connect it to your network cable.

  • Page 104

    In the Settings dialog box, enter the information for your server. Most networks use DHCP, so you should not have to change these settings. See your network administrator if you need assistance. If the Settings dialog box does not appear, go to Start, Settings, Control Panel, and double tap Network.

  • Page 105

    Using Microsoft ActiveSync The Microsoft ActiveSync backup and restore feature cre- ates a complete duplicate of all data stored on your NEC MobilePro. If you routinely connect to your host PC, this is the best method of data backup. The backup file is saved on the hard disk of your host PC.

  • Page 106

    Help file. SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS A variety of software applications are provided on the Bo- nus Software CD that ships with your NEC MobilePro 780. These applications let you take full advantage of your MobilePro capabilities. Using the Bonus Software CD Use the Bonus Software CD to install your choice of the included software applications.

  • Page 107

    Note: When installing some applications from the NEC Bonus Software CD using a Windows NT host PC, the installation process may proceed slowly. The progress bar that appears on the screen during installation may seem to stop for a period of 30 to 90 seconds.

  • Page 108

    RAM may be lost. Once lost, you must re- install the desired software applications. ONLINE HELP Your NEC MobilePro and Windows CE provide a variety of online help resources. In addition, Microsoft Active- Sync on your host PC provides its own online help file.

  • Page 109

    Introducing Windows CE Windows CE Operating System !" Microsoft ActiveSync !" Software Applications !" Online Help !" Introducing Windows CE 3-1...

  • Page 110

    This code base is completely 32-bit; it is multithreaded, multi- tasking and runs on different processors such as the NEC 4121 MIPS processor. Your MobilePro does not have a hard disk drive. The op- erating system and preloaded applications are deployed on a Read-Only Memory (ROM) module;...

  • Page 111

    Windows CE Desktop Windows CE gives you the newest features offered by Mi- crosoft for your NEC MobilePro and is very similar to Windows 95. Windows CE includes a desktop with built-in pocket ap- plications, a taskbar for quick navigation, online network- ing functions, and more.

  • Page 112

    !" Inbox — Allows you to send and receive email mes- sages on your NEC MobilePro. Refer to Chapter 5, “Setting Up a Remote Connection,” for details about configuring your Mobile Pro to send and receive email.

  • Page 113

    !" Microsoft Voice Recorder — Allows you to record voice memos. !" NEC Where to Get Help — Provides a comprehensive list of help resources for your MobilePro, the software, connections, and more. !" MobilePro Fax — Allows you to send and receive faxes.

  • Page 114

    Pocket Applications While Windows CE applications do not have all the fea- tures you may expect to see in applications on other Win- dows systems, these applications provide many powerful features adapted for the mobile environment. Your MobilePro, with its larger keyboard, highly visible display, and longer battery life, allows you to obtain full advantage of the CE-based applications.

  • Page 115

    !" Microsoft Voice Recorder — Provides an easy way to quickly capture thoughts, reminders, ideas, and phone numbers. !" Microsoft Pocket Word — Provides many features of Microsoft Word including document formatting and spell-checking. Copy documents from your desktop for editing or draft documents on your MobilePro for later completion on your desktop.

  • Page 116

    Printing Features Windows CE provides printing capability using Hewlett- Packard (HP) PCL Level 3 and compatible printing de- vices that support serial or infrared connection. Using the serial cable or infrared transfer you can print a variety of high-quality documents directly from MobilePro includ- ing: !"...

  • Page 117

    To create a network (Ethernet) connection, you must in- stall and configure an Ethernet card. The drivers for the card may already exist on your device. NEC also has in- cluded drivers for the Proxim RangeLAN2. Insert the Ethernet card into your device and connect it to your network cable.

  • Page 118

    In the Settings dialog box, enter the information for your server. Most networks use DHCP, so you should not have to change these settings. See your network administrator if you need assistance. If the Settings dialog box does not appear, go to Start, Settings, Control Panel, and double tap Network.

  • Page 119

    Using Microsoft ActiveSync The Microsoft ActiveSync backup and restore feature cre- ates a complete duplicate of all data stored on your NEC MobilePro. If you routinely connect to your host PC, this is the best method of data backup. The backup file is saved on the hard disk of your host PC.

  • Page 120

    Help file. SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS A variety of software applications are provided on the Bo- nus Software CD that ships with your NEC MobilePro 780. These applications let you take full advantage of your MobilePro capabilities. Using the Bonus Software CD Use the Bonus Software CD to install your choice of the included software applications.

  • Page 121

    Note: When installing some applications from the NEC Bonus Software CD using a Windows NT host PC, the installation process may proceed slowly. The progress bar that appears on the screen during installation may seem to stop for a period of 30 to 90 seconds.

  • Page 122

    RAM may be lost. Once lost, you must re- install the desired software applications. ONLINE HELP Your NEC MobilePro and Windows CE provide a variety of online help resources. In addition, Microsoft Active- Sync on your host PC provides its own online help file.

  • Page 123

    Making Display Panel Adjustments !" Using the Keyboard !" Adjusting MobilePro Settings !" Using the Voice Recorder !" Using PC Cards !" Using CompactFlash Cards !" Using the IR Port !" Upgrading ROM !" Resetting the MobilePro !" Using the NEC MobilePro 4-1...

  • Page 124

    POWERING ON AND OFF Power on the NEC MobilePro as follows. ! CAUTION If you power off, then quickly power on the NEC Mo- bilePro, your system may erroneously report the presence of CompactFlash cards. In addition, repeatedly powering off and quickly pow-...

  • Page 125

    Data.” MAKING DISPLAY PANEL ADJUSTMENTS You can adjust the brightness of the display panel in the NEC MobilePro using two function keys located at the top right of the keyboard. Increasing panel brightness can dramatically lower battery life. Using the NEC MobilePro 4-3...

  • Page 126

    Adjusting the brightness A – Brightness Up B – Brightness Down Backlight You can conserve battery life by configuring your NEC MobilePro to automatically turn off the display panel’s backlight. Follow these steps to configure the backlight for automatic turn off.

  • Page 127

    Backlight settings Automatic On In addition, you can configure the NEC MobilePro to turn on the backlight automatically. Follow these steps to con- figure the backlight for automatic turn on. Tap the Advanced tab, shown in the previous figure, to access the advanced backlight properties.

  • Page 128

    Using auto on while on battery power substantially reduces battery life. Enabling the Suspend Switch You can configure your NEC MobilePro to power on or off by simply opening or closing the display cover. The suspend switch acts as a switch for both the power and the display panel.

  • Page 129

    “Enable suspend while on external power,” or both, to enable the display linkage switch. Note: Your NEC MobilePro will not automati- cally suspend while on battery power during syn- chronization, unless the battery charge is at a very low status. You may want to connect your MobilePro to an AC power source before synchronizing with your host PC.

  • Page 130

    USING THE KEYBOARD The NEC MobilePro keyboard is equipped with many fea- tures including: !" Application shortcut keys !" Brightness up/down keys !" Cursor control keys !" Control keys Feature keys are located as shown in the following figure. Key operations are described after the figure.

  • Page 131

    !" Brightness up/down keys — Use the brightness up/down keys to adjust the NEC MobilePro’s panel brightness. !" Cursor Control Keys — Cursor control keys let you position the cursor on the screen where you want. The cursor indicates where the next typed text is inserted.

  • Page 132

    Default Application Shortcut Keys Icon Application Inbox Microsoft Internet Pocket Explorer Calendar Contacts Tasks Microsoft Pocket Word Microsoft Pocket Excel Microsoft Pocket PowerPoint Voice Recorder Microsoft Pocket Access Ctrl + Calculator Brightness Up Brightness Down 4-10 Using the NEC MobilePro...

  • Page 133

    Default Function Keys In addition to the application shortcut keys, your NEC MobilePro is equipped with default function keys as de- scribed in the following table. Default Function Keys Function Fn + Space Backlight On/Off Fn + Shift Num Lock...

  • Page 134

    MultiSync monitor that has VGA output. Use an external monitor to enhance your MobilePro display. Connect the cable as follows. Tap Start, Settings, Control Panel. Double tap the MobilePro Settings icon and select the External Monitor tab. 4-12 Using the NEC MobilePro...

  • Page 135

    VGA port on the left side of the Mo- bilePro. Connecting the VGA cable A – VGA port B – VGA cable Connect the other end of the VGA cable to the monitor cable connector. Using the NEC MobilePro 4-13...

  • Page 136

    To conserve power, be sure to deselect this setting when not using an external monitor. Screen Resolution Your NEC MobilePro 780 provides a display panel with a 640x240 screen resolution. When you connect the VGA cable to an external monitor, and select “Display LCD on External Monitor,”...

  • Page 137

    Up/Down PgUp/PgDn tion, depending on your MobilePro Settings. !" launch an application from the MobilePro desktop. Locating the Scroll Dial A – Scroll Dial Use the Scroll Dial in the following ways: Using the NEC MobilePro 4-15...

  • Page 138

    USING THE VOICE RECORDER The NEC MobilePro features a voice recorder application that lets you record and play voice memos. Recording is dictation quality only and not intended for musical re- cording.

  • Page 139

    USING PC CARDS Your NEC MobilePro comes with a PC card slot that sup- ports one Type I or one Type II PC card. All PC cards are approximately the same size, have a standard 68-pin con- nector and vary only in thickness.

  • Page 140

    With the PC card facing up, insert the card into the PC card slot on the right side of the system. Inserting a PC card Verify that the PC card is fitted securely into position. 4-18 Using the NEC MobilePro...

  • Page 141

    Inserting a PC card incorrectly can damage the card and/or the NEC MobilePro. Removing PC Cards Follow these steps to remove a PC card from the NEC MobilePro. Locate the PC card eject button beside the PC card slot and press it to release the card from the slot.

  • Page 142

    CompactFlash cards. Inserting CompactFlash Cards Follow these steps to install a CompactFlash card. With the CompactFlash card facing up, insert it into the CompactFlash card slot. Inserting a CompactFlash card 4-20 Using the NEC MobilePro...

  • Page 143

    Save your data if you are storing it on the inserted CompactFlash card. Press the button beside the CompactFlash card slot. When the card pops out slightly, pull it out of the slot. Using the NEC MobilePro 4-21...

  • Page 144

    USING THE IR PORT With the NEC MobilePro, you can send and receive data to and from another similarly equipped device using the infrared (IrDA) communication port. In addition, you can use the IR port to synchronize data with your host PC, in place of using the PC Connect serial cable.

  • Page 145

    If the units are too far apart or if some- thing blocks the path between the two ports, data may not be sent or received correctly. UPGRADING ROM You can upgrade NEC MobilePro ROM by replacing the currently installed ROM module with an upgraded ROM module (when available). Note:...

  • Page 146

    Gently lift up the ROM module to disconnect it from its connector and remove it from the bay. Insert the upgraded ROM module into the bay, align- ing the connector on the module with the one in the bay. 4-24 Using the NEC MobilePro...

  • Page 147

    ROM bay cover is secure and the battery lock is in the locked position. RESETTING THE MOBILE PRO Occasionally you may need to reset your NEC MobilePro. For instance, you may need to reset after restoring data from your host PC, after modifying the MobilePro’s con-...

  • Page 148

    When you soft reset the MobilePro, you may lose open/unsaved files. Use the soft reset button to reset the NEC MobilePro as follows. Open the display panel and remove the stylus from its holder.

  • Page 149

    Using the full reset button to reset your MobilePro re- turns your unit to its original shipping configuration. All data and applications are erased from RAM. All open/unsaved files are lost and all user specific data such as contacts, tasks, etc., are erased. Using the NEC MobilePro 4-27...

  • Page 150

    The full reset button is located inside of the main battery’s bay. Follow these steps to remove the battery and use the full reset button to reset the NEC MobilePro. Open the display panel and remove the stylus from its holder.

  • Page 151

    Slide the release latch in the direction of the ar- row, as indicated in the following figure, and hold !" Remove the battery from the bay. Removing the battery pack A – Battery release latch B – Battery release lock C – Battery pack Using the NEC MobilePro 4-29...

  • Page 152

    Re- fer to Microsoft ActiveSync on your host PC or the sec- tion in Chapter 3, “Backing Up and Restoring Your Data” for details about backing up and restoring your MobilePro. 4-30 Using the NEC MobilePro...

  • Page 153: Setting Up A Remote Connection

    Setting Up a Remote Connection Preparing for Connection Setup !" Connecting the Internal Modem !" Connecting to an !" Internet Service Provider (ISP) Connecting to a Remote Access !" Server Sending and Receiving Email !" Activating a Connection !" Setting Up a Remote Connection 5-1...

  • Page 154

    Before you set up a dial-up connection for an internet ser- vice provider (ISP) or remote access server (RAS), and the associated email properties, you need the following. !" a modem (your NEC MobilePro is equipped with an internal data/fax modem). !" an ISP or RAS account.

  • Page 155

    CONNECTING THE INTERNAL MODEM Follow these steps to connect an RJ-11 telephone cable to the internal modem. Locate the modem cover on the right side of the NEC MobilePro and open it by pulling down the top of the cover.

  • Page 156

    Connect the other RJ-11 connector into an active (analog) phone jack. Now you are ready to create a connection for an ISP or RAS account! CONNECTING TO AN INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER Once you have established an account with an ISP and gathered the necessary configuration information, you are ready to create a connection on your MobilePro for your ISP account.

  • Page 157

    Tap Next and enter the required dial-up telephone number. Tap Finish. Once your ISP connection is established you can configure your MobilePro for sending and receiving email through your ISP. Follow the instructions in “Sending and Receiv- ing Email” and “Activating a Connection,” later in this chapter, to send and receive email through your ISP.

  • Page 158

    Tap Next and enter the required dial-up telephone number. Tap Finish. Once your RAS connection is established you can config- ure your MobilePro for sending and receiving email through your RAS. Follow the instructions in “Sending and Receiving Email” and “Activating a Connection,” later in this chapter, to send and receive email through your RAS.

  • Page 159

    The Mail Services Definition screen consists of Re- quired information and Optional information. Fill in all information as provided by your ISP or network administrator. !" Enter ISP information as follows: POP3 Host — ISP POP3 Host name. User ID — Your user id. Password —...

  • Page 160

    ACTIVATING A CONNECTION Once you have created a new connection for each desired service, you must activate the connection with that service to open communication and send or receive email. Follow these steps to activate a connection. Double tap the Inbox icon. Tap Services and verify that the service you want to connect is selected.

  • Page 161

    Troubleshooting Your NEC MobilePro is designed to provide many hours of service while you are at home or on the road. For optimum performance, frequently back up and syn- chronize the MobilePro data with your notebook or desk- top computer. Then if something happens, most of your data is still available.

  • Page 162

    The IrDA port Check that nothing obstructs the path doesn’t work. between the transmitting and receiving IR ports. Check the information in “Using the IR Port,” in the NEC MobilePro 780 User’s Guide. Troubleshooting (cont'd) PROBLEM RESOLUTION A-2 Troubleshooting...

  • Page 163

    The PC card Make sure the card is inserted correctly and cannot be seated properly. accessed. Connect the unit to AC power using the adapter. Some cards do not operate properly unless the AC adapter is connected. The touch Press Ctrl Alt = to calibrate the stylus input. screen does not Follow the on-screen instructions to respond.

  • Page 164

    The following specifications are standard except where noted. Display 8.1-inch, 640 x 240, 64K color, liquid crystal display (LCD), with backlight, touch screen NEC V 4121, 168-MHz processor, optimized for Windows CE User Data Entry Methods !" 78-key QWERTY keyboard with stylus !"...

  • Page 165

    Infrared (IrDA) Communication !" Baud rate — FIR 4 Mbps maximum !" Distance — 2 to 20 inches Serial Interface Baud rate — 115.2 Kbps maximum I/O Ports !" Serial port (Direct Cable connection) !" IrDA port !" VGA port (output) !"...

  • Page 166

    Power !" AC Adapter Input Voltage — 100 to 240 volts AC, 50 or 60 Hz Output Voltage — 9.0 volts, 1,000mA max. !" Main battery — one rechargeable Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery pack (included). !" Memory backup — approximately 7 days (with de- pleted main battery) at ambient temperature of 73 F (23 C).

  • Page 167

    Accessories (ship with the system) !" AC adapter – S1424-21A Listed Direct Plug-In Power Unit Input Voltage – 100 to 240V AC; 60Hz, 13W Output Voltage – 9V DC 1000 mA !" Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack !" PC Connect (serial) Cable !"...

  • Page 168

    Available Options !" AC Adapter (S1424-21A) !" AA Battery Adapter (MC-BA10) !" PC Connect (serial) Cable (S1424-12S) !" VGA Cable(S1424-12V) !" Stylus Pack (S1424-17A) !" Compact Carrying Case (S1424-30A-D) !" Standard Carrying Case (S1424-30A) !" Deluxe Carrying Case (290-01500-000) !" Li-Ion Battery Pack (MC-BA9) !"...

  • Page 169

    Battery Replacement A lithium battery in some computers maintains system configuration information. In the event that the battery fails to maintain system configuration information, NECC recommends that you replace the battery. For battery replacement information, call your local NECC dealer or the NECC Customer Assistance Center.

  • Page 170: Declaration Of Conformity

    8350 Fruitridge Road Sacramento, CA 95826 declare that the product NEC MobilePro 780 is in conformity with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation of this product is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference,...

  • Page 171

    (For United States Use Only) Federal Communications Commission Radio Frequency Interference Statement WARNING Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.

  • Page 172

    FCC PART 68 This equipment complies with Part 68 of FCC rules. On the bottom of this equipment is a label that contains, among other information, the FCC registration number and ringer equivalence number (REN) for this equipment. If requested, this information must be provided to the telephone company.

  • Page 173

    The equipment cannot be used with public coin telephones provided by the telephone company. Connection to Party Line Service is subject to state tariffs. (Contact the state public utility commission, public service commission or corporation commission for information.) The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 makes it unlawful for any person to use a computer or other electric device to send any message via a telephone fax machine unless such message clearly contains in a margin at the top or bottom of each transmitted page or on the first page of the...

  • Page 174

    IC CS-03 Note: The Industry Canada label identifies certified equipment. This certification means that the equipment meets telecommunications network protective, operational and safety requirements as prescribed in the appropriate Terminal Equipment Technical Requirements document. The Department does not guarantee the equipment will operate to the user's satisfaction.

  • Page 175

    Note: The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) assigned to each terminal device provides an indication of the maximum number of terminals allowed to be connected to a telephone interface. The termination on an interface may consist of any combination of devices subject only to the requirement that the sum of the Ringer Equivalence Number of all the devices does not exceed 5."...

  • Page 176

    Index AC adapter, 1-7 activate a connection, 5-8 AC adapter, 1-7 internet service provider (ISP), connecting, 1-7 AC power port, 2-6 modem, 5-3 Activating a connection, 5-8 PC Connect cable, 1-13 Application shortcut keys, 4-8, 4-9 preparation, 5-2 Available options, B-5 remote access server (RAS), 5-5 via infrared port, 1-17 via serial port, 1-11...

  • Page 177

    Opening the display panel, 2-9 Infrared port, 2-5 PC card slot, 2-7 enabling, 1-19 PC cards host PC, 1-19 inserting, 4-18 NEC MobilePro, 1-18 removing, 4-20 Inserting PC Connection settings CompactFlash cards, 4-21 infrared connection, 1-18 PC cards, 4-18 serial connection, 1-11...

  • Page 178

    CompactFlash cards, 4-22 IrDA port, B-2 PC cards, 4-20 keyboard, B-1 stylus, 2-10 modem, B-2 Replacing batteries, 2-13 operating environment, B-4 Reset button, 2-8 PC card slot, B-2 full reset, 4-26 RAM, B-1 soft reset, 4-26 ROM, B-1 Resetting MobilePro, 4-26 serial interface, B-2 Restoring data, 3-11 speaker, B-1...

  • Page 179

    MobilePro power sources, 2-10 scroll dial, 4-16 Windows CE, 3-2 Verifying synchronization settings, 1-16, 1-22 VGA port, 2-6, 4-13 Voice memos, 4-17 Voice recording, 4-17 Windows CE applications, 3-6 backing up data, 3-11 desktop, 3-3 networking capabilities, 3-9 operating system, 3-2 overview, 3-2 printing, 3-8 restoring data, 3-11...

  • Page 180

    NECC is prohibited. NEC and MobilePro are registered trademarks or trademarks of NEC Corporation and/or one or more of its subsidiaries. All are used under license by NEC Corporation and/or one or more of its subsidiaries. Microsoft, MS, MSN, PowerPoint, ActiveX, ActiveSync, Outlook, InkWriter, Windows, Windows NT, Visual Basic, Visual C++, and the Windows logo are either registered trade- marks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

  • Page 181: Using This Guide

    Using this Guide The NEC MobilePro™ 780 User’s Guide gives you the information you need to maximize the use of your NEC MobilePro 780 Handheld Personal Computer (H/PC). Read this guide to familiarize yourself with the MobilePro and its features. For specific information, see the following: !"...

  • Page 182: Text Conventions

    TEXT CONVENTIONS To make this guide as easy to use as possible, text is set up as follows. !" Warnings, cautions, and notes have the following format: WARNING Warnings alert you to situations that could result in serious personal injury or loss of life. CAUTION Cautions indicate situations that can damage the system hardware or software.

  • Page 183: Table Of Contents

    Contents Using This Guide..................vii 1 Getting Started Welcome ..................1-2 Unpacking Your MobilePro............. 1-3 Getting to Know Your MobilePro ........... 1-4 Accessories ..................1-5 Installing and Charging the Battery ..........1-5 Connecting the AC Adapter............. 1-7 Taking a Quick Tour................ 1-10 Introducing the Software..............

  • Page 184

    Using Other Communication Devices ..........1-24 Connecting Remotely..............1-24 Getting Help ..................1-25 2 Introducing the NEC MobilePro Identifying System Features............. 2-2 Around the Front of the System............2-2 Display Panel ................2-2 Keyboard Panel and Base Unit ..........2-3 Around the Back of the System ............

  • Page 185

    Using bSQUARE bUseful™ Backup Plus......3-11 Software Applications..............3-12 Using the Bonus Software CD............3-12 Online Help..................3-14 4 Using the NEC MobilePro Powering On and Off ............... 4-2 Making Display Panel Adjustments..........4-4 Backlight..................4-5 Automatic Off................4-5 Automatic On ................4-5 Enabling the Suspend Switch ............

  • Page 186

    Preparing for Connection Setup ............5-2 Connecting the Internal Modem............5-3 Connecting to an Internet Service Provider ........5-4 Connecting to a Remote Access Server ........... 5-5 Sending and Receiving Email ............5-6 Activating a Connection..............5-8 A Troubleshooting B Specifications Index vi Contents...

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