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  • Page 1 POWERMATE Electronic User’s Guide...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Starting Up Your Computer for the First Time Setting Up Your Operating System Getting to Know Your Computer Communicating With Your Computer Applications ® Introducing BIOS Setup for Windows Vista ® Recovery Information for Windows Vista only Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Setting Up a Healthy Work Environment Safety Notices...
  • Page 3 This guide will contain more information on your system and ® Windows Visit our website at regularly to download the most up-to-date Electronic User’s Guide and print it for your reference. We recommend that you print this documentation; it will then be easily accessible even when your computer is shut down.
  • Page 4 Basic Care and Handling Tips Protect the computer from extremely low or high temperatures. Let the computer warm (or cool) to room temperature before using it. Keep the computer away from magnetised areas (some airline tray tables are magnetic; do not set your computer on top of them).
  • Page 5 Storage Requirements Store the computer and AC adaptor in an environment that meets the following conditions: Should the temperature of the computer suddenly rise or fall (for example, when you move the computer from a cold place to a warm place), vapour may condense inside the computer. Turning on the computer under such conditions can damage the internal computer components.
  • Page 6: Starting Up Your Computer For The First Time

    Starting Up Your Computer for the First Time Packing List Before you begin using your computer, please remove all the items inside the packaging box and make sure that you have all the items in the packing list, illustrated below. Note The illustrations, colours and pictures shown are for descriptive purposes.
  • Page 7 Note For information on the specification of your computer, please refer to the System Configuration Label on the packaging box that comes with your system. Setting Up and Booting Your Computer The first thing you need to do is to set your system up correctly, making sure that all the essential devices and cables are properly connected.
  • Page 8 If you are using a monitor that only supports VGA, connect one end of the VGA cable to the graphic card’s VGA port and the other end to the monitor’s VGA port. Note Major monitors that support DVI also support VGA, but you must connect it to the graphic card’s VGA port for it to work.
  • Page 9 Step 2 Connect the USB connectors of the keyboard and mouse into any USB ports on the system unit. In this example we will be using the USB ports located on the back of the system unit. Note If you are using a wireless keyboard and wireless mouse, ignore Step 2 and proceed to Step 3.
  • Page 10 Step 4 Switch on the AC power outlet. Then, press the “Power” button on the system unit to boot or start up your computer for the first time. And that’s all! Note If you are using a wireless keyboard and wireless mouse, proceed to “Using a Wireless Keyboard and Wireless Mouse”.
  • Page 11 Insert batteries into the battery compartment according to the polarity signs inside the battery compartment. Place the battery compartment cover on the back of the wireless keyboard by sliding back the cover. Turn off the power switch of the wireless mouse on the bottom back of the wireless mouse.
  • Page 12 Turn on the power switch of the wireless mouse on the bottom back of the wireless mouse. Step 2 Plug in the receiver into any available USB ports on the system unit. Your system will take a few moments to detect it. When it does, the icon “Found New Hardware” should appear on your status bar.
  • Page 13 Step 5 Press and hold the connect button on the bottom of the mouse for at least 5 seconds until the mouse LED (on the bottom of the mouse) flashes once. That’s all! You should be able to properly use your wireless keyboard and wireless mouse now.
  • Page 14: Setting Up Your Operating System

    Setting up Your Operating System ® Windows Vista Operating System Setup ® For Windows Vista Operating system setup © When you switch on the computer, the message “ Microsoft Corporation” will be displayed. ® Please wait a while for the First page of set up Windows screen to be displayed.
  • Page 15 Dual Boot (2 languages) For Hong Kong dual boot models only ® Your computer has already been pre-installed with 2 language versions of the Windows Vista operating system, that is, in English and Traditional Chinese. When you start your computer for the first time, you are required to choose either one of the operating system languages you prefer (please refer to the screen illustration below).
  • Page 16 ® Windows Vista Please visit our “Questions and Answers” website frequently to obtain the latest information and updates regarding your system:
  • Page 17 ® Shutting Down Windows Vista When you have finished using the computer, it is important to remember to shut it down properly. An improper shutting down of the computer can cause important data to be lost or damaged, and may even cause damage to the computer hardware. ®...
  • Page 18: Getting To Know Your Computer

    Typically, your optical drive should be able to access most common optical discs such as CDs and DVDs. PC Dock* This allows you to transport data easily from your computer via the NEC PC-Drive. Memory Card This port allows you to read data from 21 different types of Reader* memory cards including MS, MS Pro, MMC, SD, xD and SDIO.
  • Page 19 The ports and connections described below are commonly used on POWERMATE Computers. However, this does not mean that they are present on the computer you have purchased, nor that your computer is limited to these ports. Port Icon Name Description USB 2.0 Port...
  • Page 20 The wired keyboard The wired keyboard contains many of the standard keys found on other keyboards. In addition, the NEC keyboard features special keys called “Hotkeys” which allow the user to quickly perform functions or launch operations with a single keystroke.
  • Page 21 Item Description Spacebar Used to enter an empty space in your text. Backspace Used to go back one space and delete the last key pressed. ® Used to facilitate your work. Menu/Application key - provides quick Windows ® access to shortcut menus. Windows key–displays the Start Menu.
  • Page 22 Multimedia Keys Icon Name Description Play/Pause Tap the icon once to begin playback of the media player. Tapping it again resumes playback Stop Key Tap the icon once to stop the media player. Volume Tap the icon once to decrease the volume of your system’s Down Key sound/audio.
  • Page 23 The wireless keyboard The NEC wireless keyboard provided with some models communicates with the computer via RF. It features a unique set of Hotkeys specially designed to complement the multimedia features found in the Media Center Computer. Note The actual keyboard may vary slightly from the one shown here, depending on the computer model you purchased.
  • Page 24 Multimedia Buttons Symbol Name Function Live TV Switches to live TV mode on your computer screen or a television connected to your Media Center Computer. Guide Takes you to the electronic programming guide. DVD Menu Displays the DVD Menu. Volume Down Each press lowers the volume by one unit.
  • Page 25 The Mouse The wired/wireless mouse The wired mouse is a 2-button optical mouse with a scroll wheel/button. The table below describes the function of each button. The wireless mouse provided with some models communicates with the computer via RF and functions the same way as a wired mouse. Wired mouse Wireless mouse Button...
  • Page 26 3. Press the Load/Eject button on the front of the drive to close the door. Optical Drive* The drives described below are commonly used on NEC System. However, this does not mean that they are present on the computer you have purchased, nor that your computer is limited to these drives.
  • Page 27 GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT OPTICAL DISCS Disc Care When handling optical discs, keep the following guidelines in mind: Hold optical discs by the outer edge and the inner hub to avoid damaging the surface. • Avoid direct contact with the disc's surface. Avoid scratching or soiling both sides of the disc.
  • Page 28 B) Using the PC Dock Drive This allows you to transport data easily from your computer via the NEC PC-Drive. To insert the external hard drive (via NEC PC-Drive): 1. Hold the PC-Drive with the label facing you, and gently push the hard drive until you hear a ‘click’...
  • Page 29 To insert a memory card in the memory card reader slot: 1. Pull down the third flip door on the system unit. 2. Hold the memory card with the label facing up, making sure that the connectors on the card are on the side entering the slot. Push it gently until the card is connected. The red LED on the right side of the slot bay should light up to indicate you have done this correctly.
  • Page 30 Optional/Peripheral Accessories Remote Control* Setting up the remote control Step 1 Turn the remote to its back. Step 2 Slide open the battery cover. Step 3 Insert 2 AA batteries, observing the correct polarity.
  • Page 31 Step 4 Close the battery cover. Step 5 Connect the receiver into any USB slot located on your computer. Step 6 Press and hold the connect button on the top of the receiver for at least 5 seconds until the receiver LED flashes 3 times. The receiver LED will now continue to flash for 60 seconds while waiting for the remote control pairing information.
  • Page 32 REMOTE CONTROL FUNCTIONS Keys Function Zoom My Music My Radio Guide Recorded TV Media Pause Media Record Media Play Rewind Replay Left Down Go back one step Media Center Start Move volume up 17/18 Volume Mute Clear Teletext Enter Number keys 1, 2, 3 4, 5, 6 7, 8, 9...
  • Page 33 CENTER COMMAND KEY For both Remote Control and Wireless Keyboard. ® You use the remote control to interact with most of the features in Windows Media Center. Your remote control has five types of buttons: Navigation buttons • To move between items on the screen. (Such as up arrow or enter.) Playback buttons •...
  • Page 34 Speeds up the time base of the digital media file to the first FAST fast forward value (3X). If a slide show is currently playing, the FORWARD next picture is displayed when this button is pressed. Reverses direction of the digital media stream and speeds up the time base to the first rewind value (3X).
  • Page 35 Shortcut Buttons ® These buttons provide a quick way for users to access key media experiences in Windows Media Center. Command Task Icon ® GUIDE Displays the Guide in Windows Media Center. LIVE TV Shows live TV on the currently selected channel. RECORD ®...
  • Page 36 TV Tuner* Your computer may come with a TV tuner. There are two types of TV tuners that can come with your computer and are located on the back panel. See the illustration below to check which TV tuner you have. Setting up the TV Tuner 1.
  • Page 37 3. The TV Tuner will now be automatically installed. You may begin using this device through your TV application. Note The drivers for the TV Tuner will be automatically installed once connected. However, you need to reboot your computer after installing the TV Tuner to allow the TV application to detect your tuner device.
  • Page 38 HD Hardware Setting and Configuration* To set up dual display using two monitors, simply connect each end of each video signal cable to the system unit and the other end to each separate monitor. In this example, two DVI cable is used, as both the system and two monitors support digital video.
  • Page 39 2. Select “Digital Output” and click “Set as Default Device”. 3. Open-related playback application, i.e. PowerDVD BD edition. Some playback applications require setting to use or to enable the Sony/Philips Digital Interconnect Format SPDIF, a type of digital audio format HDMI Connector Available Support Audio via...
  • Page 40: Communicating With Your Computer

    Communicating With Your Computer MODEM* The computer may come with a modem that allows you to communicate with others via e- mail, or connect to an online service or bulletin board. (The modem port is only available on some models.) The speed of data transmission is dependent on the quality of telephone lines. Digitally terminated lines improve the speed of data transmission.
  • Page 41 WIRELESS LAN* The computer may come with an internal Wireless LAN feature that allows you to connect your computer to a local area network through a wireless connection. (The Wireless LAN is only available on some models.) When booted, the Wireless LAN will auto detect wireless connections. An icon on the bottom right of your desktop’s taskbar will indicate whether or not you are connected to the Wireless LAN.
  • Page 42 A window will appear with a list of available networks. Select the connection you want to connect to and click on “Connect”. Your computer will begin connecting to your selected connection.
  • Page 43 When it has successfully connected, the following window will appear. Click “Close”. The following icon will appear in the taskbar to indicate an active Wireless LAN connection.
  • Page 44: Applications

    Applications ® ® Adobe Reader ® ® Adobe Reader allows you to view, navigate, and print PDF files from your local hard drive, your local network, or the Internet. ® ® Access to Adobe Reader ® ® 1. Double click the Adobe Reader icon to launch the application.
  • Page 45 Blu-Ray Blu-ray (BR) discs are an advanced type of optical disc that has a very high storage capacity (a dual-layer BR disc can store 50 GB of data), and is typically used to store high definition (HD) content such as HD movies. The CyberLink PowerDVD software has been preinstalled and can be used to play Blu-ray Disc titles (BR-DVD).
  • Page 46 3. Change the region settings to the movie region accordingly on the region code tab and click on “OK” to apply settings. 4. You are now ready to play back the BR-DVD movie. Note The Blu-ray Disc titles can only be played back using the PowerDVD program. The region setting allows you to set to a maximum of 5 changes.
  • Page 47 CyberLink Live Share Media and Access TV Anytime, Anywhere Watch your favourite TV shows from anywhere in the world via Internet. • Access live video feed captured by webcams via CyberLink Live. • Enjoy photos, music and videos from your home wherever you are. •...
  • Page 48 Sharing Your Multimedia with Others • Share Media Share your best photos, favourite videos and audio collections to friends and family. CyberLink Live offers a secure way to share your media directly from your computer. No need for lengthy uploads. •...
  • Page 49 CyberLink MagicDirector Magical Video Editing for the Digital Home. • Easy-to-use video editing software featuring CyberLink technology that automatically • cleans and edits video content. Used in conjunction with digital home software such as award-winning CyberLink PowerCinema, • ® CyberLink PowerDVD or Windows Media Center Edition (MCE), MagicDirector redefines video editing via remote control.
  • Page 50 Key features of "CyberLink MagicDirector": Edit videos from PowerCinema using a remote control. • Personalise your videos with magical movie styles. • Keep your best clips, remove the worst, and let MagicDirector decide the rest. • Use Magic Clean to enhance your video's images and audio. •...
  • Page 51 CyberLink MagicSports 3.0 • Watch and control TV sports programmes with multiple features. • Lets you experience TV sports programmes like never before by creating your own soccer highlights. • Gives greater control over watching recorded TV sports programmes by allowing quick replay of special moments such as near-goals and goals, fouls, corners and penalties.
  • Page 52 2. CyberLink Media Server main display screen will appear. As part of its effort to provide you with the complete digital home experience, NEC is proud to present you with 1 licensed copy of SoftDMA that can be installed onto any of your other existing computers.
  • Page 53 CyberLink PowerCinema 4 PowerCinema 4 offers colour profile settings for display. During DVD Playback, you may encounter dimmed display. The following are the steps on how to configure the settings according to your preferences. Before you configure the settings, please make sure DVD Playback is stopped.
  • Page 54 CyberLink PowerCinema 5 The TV Entertainment Centre for the Digital Home. Watch analog and digital TV programmes with time-shift playback. • Record your favourite TV and radio shows with smart scheduling. • Search for TV programmes that match your interests via EPG. •...
  • Page 55 CyberLink PowerDVD 7.3 PowerDVD is the latest evolution of the world-acclaimed DVD software program that offers maximum video and audio playback entertainment on your computer. It comes complete with numerous customisable video/audio controls that can deliver the highest quality viewing and listening experience.
  • Page 56 High-Definition Video: HD DVDs and Blu-ray Discs • New movie features and improved image detail. Hardware acceleration • Optimisation for high-definition graphic processors from Intel, NVIDIA and ATI. High-definition format support • Playback of high-definition file formats H.264, HD MPEG-2 and WMV-HD. Advanced display technologies •...
  • Page 57 CyberLink SoftDMA CyberLink SoftDMA is an UPnP player for accessing media across a DLNA/UPnP network. SoftDMA allows the playback of digital video, photo and music content by automatically locating media servers connected across a network. Access and play media files across a home network using SoftDMA Play media files stored on other computers by accessing them across your home network.
  • Page 58 ® McAfee Internet Security Suite with Site Advisor Features 10-in-1 always updating security that proactively guards your computer and what you value, blocks offensive content and prevents malicious activity. 10-in1 Protection Safe Search and Surf • Home License Subscription • Stop Viruses •...
  • Page 59 Safe Search and Surf ® McAfee Internet Security Suite with SiteAdvisor™ adds safety ratings to websites and search engine results based on comprehensive spam, adware, and online scam safety tests. SiteAdvisor™ analyses the results and rates websites in detail for unsafe or annoying practices such as dangerous downloads, spamming, misuse of personal information and browser hijacking.
  • Page 60 Improves Computer Health ® McAfee SecurityCenter’s dashboard-like display helps you at a glance review your PC's security status and modify it with one-click. You can also easily check for updates, fix potential ® security issues or view settings in basic or advanced modes. With built-in McAfee QuickClean ®...
  • Page 61 Answers” website frequently to obtain the latest information and updates regarding your system: One of the important updates is to improve the keyboard’s multimedia buttons function. The software varies according to the model and is subject to change without notice (for specific...
  • Page 62 NMouse Utility Software The NMouse Utility Software is a complementary feature of the computer and is optional on selected models of the mouse. The NMouse Utility provides an easy and convenient way to operate and navigate your computer. Some features of the utility include: •...
  • Page 63 Easy configuration Configure the zoom option according to your preferences. Easy Touch With NMouse utility software, frequently used buttons can be configured with just a few clicks away. Control your multimedia playback, web navigation, office application and office in the same interface with the easy to use Quick Jump control.
  • Page 64 Functions like WWW, WWW Favorite, WWW Search, Email, WWW Refresh, WWW Back, WWW Forward, WWW Stop are included. ® To start your Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 (or above) and open the home page you set. WWW Favorite To select a web page from your list of favourites. WWW Search To gain access to a number of search providers.
  • Page 65 Previous Track Skip backward to the previous track. Next Track Skip forward to the next track. Play / Pause Play file in the current track. Press again to pause. Stop Stop playing. Eject / Close Eject the CD tray. Press again to close tray cover. Office Application Quick Launch When clicking on icon located in the inner circle, an Office Function Menu will pop up in the...
  • Page 66 Office Quick Control The software varies according to the model and is subject to change without notice (for specific models only).
  • Page 67 Roxio Creator LJ • Burn Data, Audio, Photo and Video CDs & DVDs. • Backup fast and copy with ease • Rips CDs Music to Local HDD • Disc’s Image Creation & Burning Get the most out of your digital videos, music and photos. Roxio Creator LJ lets you create, manage and enjoy them the way you want them - where you want them.
  • Page 68 More Features • Integrated disc labeling for professional results. • Intelligent drag and drop takes the hassle out of burning. • Easy-to-use task based interface. • Tutorial to help you get started. • Support and product updates. • Roxio Media Center leads you to the latest update of Roxio’s new products, techniques and tips.
  • Page 69 SRS Premium Sound SRS Premium Sound from SRS Labs is an audio enhancement technology to enable your computer with higher quality audio. In order to activate SRS Premium Sound, please double ® click on its icon on the Windows desktop. Once activated, it will be automatically loaded every time you start your computer.
  • Page 70 ® Windows Aero Theme ® Please take note that availability of certain features in Windows depends on system ® performance. One of them is the Windows Aero Theme. As such, we recommend that you ® refresh the Windows Experience Index so that the system performance is updated. Please refer to the following steps: , type “performance information and tools”...
  • Page 71 ® Introducing BIOS Setup for Windows Vista BIOS Setup allows you to view and set system parameters. BIOS Setup also allows you to set password features that protect your system from unauthorised use. Use BIOS Setup to: • set the current time and date; •...
  • Page 72 Updating the BIOS BIOS settings are rarely changed by the common user as factory settings are usually updated, and should only be accessed or changed by an experienced user. The BIOS is the code transmitted onto your system's Flash ROM. As indicated in this chapter, you use the BIOS Setup utility to configure your system's software and hardware features.
  • Page 73 This partition occupies about 10 GB of your hard disk drive. The NEC Recovery Program can restore your computer to the same state as when you purchased it, while giving you an option to retain all settings and personal data for later retrieval.
  • Page 74 1. Remove any additional hardware components (such as sound card, video card and network card) that you may have added to your computer. 2. Reinstall the original NEC hardware components if you have removed them. 3. Make sure that your keyboard, mouse, monitor and speakers are connected properly (if applicable to your computer).
  • Page 75 Select “Username” & “Password” (if available). Then click “OK” button. At System Recovery Options, choose “NEC Recovery Tools”. Click “Next” button to continue. Select either “Partial Recovery” or “Full Recovery”. Then click “Next” button to continue.
  • Page 76 CAUTION Please wait a while for the recovery process to be completed. The NEC Recovery tools application will close automatically after the recovery is completed. Finally you have to restart your computer by clicking the “Restart” button at System Recovery Options.
  • Page 77 If You Wish to Perform a Partial Recovery: 1. Select “Partial Recovery” and click on “Next”. 2. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the recovery. Note ® There may be a delay the first time Windows restarts after the recovery process. This delay depends on the amount of data that must be retrieved from the selected account.
  • Page 78: Frequently Asked Questions (Faq)

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) • Start-up 1. My computer does not start. 2. Upon startup, my computer displays unusual commands. 3. Upon startup, my computer emits a continuous beeping sound. • Recovery and Diagnosis 4. What are the tools on my computer? ®...
  • Page 79 FAQ: Start-up 1. My computer does not start Possible cause Possible solutions You have not turned on your system Make sure that you have switched on both your correctly. computer and monitor. No power is supplied to your computer Check the power cord connections between devices.
  • Page 80 Remove any additional hardware components (such as sound card, video card or network card) that you may have added to your computer. ii. Reinstall the original NEC hardware components if you have removed them. iii. Make sure that your keyboard, mouse, monitor and speakers are connected properly (if applicable to for your computer).
  • Page 81 FAQ: Keyboard and Mouse 6. My keyboard does not work. Possible cause Possible solutions The Numeric pad is disabled. When the Num Lock key is active, the Numeric pad can be used to enter numbers, like the keyboard of a calculator. When the Num Lock key is not activated the keypad either functions as a second set of cursor keys (on “full-sized”...
  • Page 82 FAQ: Monitor and Display 8. Nothing appears on the screen. Possible cause Possible solutions If your computer is ON, look at the colour of your monitor’s power indicator light: If the LED is not lit, you may not have Make sure that you have switched both your turned your computer on correctly.
  • Page 83 10. The display is not centred or gets wavy The image is smaller or larger than the screen surface Possible cause Possible solutions Your monitor display may not be set Adjust the image size and/or position with the correctly. screen controls. Note Notes give particularly important information about an item being described.
  • Page 84 FAQ: Sound 11. My computer has no sound Possible cause Possible solutions The speaker volume may be set too low. Adjust the volume controls (either on your speakers, keyboard or on the computer). Your speakers may not be connected i. Check all the speaker cables to ensure that properly (only applies to external they are connected properly.
  • Page 85 Provider has been terminated or your ISP to their Internet server. server is unavailable. You have performed a complete recovery If you subscribed to one of the ISPs offered by NEC using the NEC Recovery Program. try to reinstall the Internet service.
  • Page 86 You are using a dial-up modem. Possible cause Possible solutions The modem may not be connected Check the modem cable connections between the properly. computer and the telephone socket. Refer to your Installation Guide. Note If your computer is equipped with a network port, make sure your modem cable is connected to your modem port and not to your network port.
  • Page 87 Internet and get the latest protection against malicious viruses. Note NEC guarantees that your computer is 100% virus free at the time of purchase and does not cover damages due to viruses. ii. Use a Personal Firewall A firewall is a security system designed to prevent unauthorised access to or from a private network.
  • Page 88 FAQ: Printer 15. My printer does not work. The guidelines below cover the most common types of problems encountered with printers. Please read your printer’s manual (if any) for specific instructions. Should you need further assistance, please contact the manufacturer of your printer. Possible cause Possible solutions The printer is OFF.
  • Page 89 -based computer, you might experience that the PCI Wireless LAN card in your system is unable to detect and connect to a wireless access point. This problem may be observed on POWERMATE computers with a PCI Wireless Card. Causes This might occur when the wireless range signal transmission is limited by the number of walls, ceilings, or other objects that the wireless signals must pass through.
  • Page 90: Setting Up A Healthy Work Environment

    Setting Up a Healthy Work Environment • Arrange Your Equipment Your Chair Your Desk Your Input Devices Your Screen or Monitor • Reducing the Risk of Injuries Vary Your Workday Practise Some Stretching Exercises • Potential Medical Conditions Repetitive Strain Injury Pre-Existing Conditions and Psychosocial Factors Epilepsy Warning...
  • Page 91 Arrange Your Equipment You will find below explanations on how to set up your computer to fit your physical needs. This information is based on ergonomics - the science of making the workplace fit the needs of the worker. WARNING Prolonged or improper use of a computer workstation may pose a risk of serious injury.
  • Page 92 Your Desk There is no specific height recommended for your desk. This can vary between 60 and 70 cm, depending upon your size. The standard workaround is that it should be at approximately your elbow height. The computer should be clean and organised in such a way that frequently used objects are close enough without excessive reaching.
  • Page 93 • Adjust the screen or external monitor's brightness and contrast controls to enhance readability. • Use a document holder placed close to the screen or external monitor. • Position whatever you are looking at most of the time (the screen or reference material) directly in front of you to minimise turning your head while you are typing.
  • Page 94 Potential Medical Conditions Computers are used everywhere. More and more people sit in front of computers for longer periods of time. Some nerve, tendon and muscle disorders (musculoskeletal disorders) may be associated with repetitive activities, improper work environments and incorrect working habits. Examples of musculoskeletal disorders that may be associated with certain forms of repetitive activities include: carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, tenosynovitis, de Quervain's tenosynovitis and trigger finger, as well as other nerve, tendon and muscle disorders.
  • Page 95 Contact a doctor if you experience pain, tenderness, swelling, burning, cramp, stiffness, throbbing, weakness, soreness, tingling and/or numbness in the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, neck, back, and/or legs. Epilepsy Warning Some people are susceptible to epileptic seizures or loss of consciousness when exposed to certain flashing lights or light patterns in daily life.
  • Page 96: Safety Notices

    Safety Notices • Cleaning Your Computer • Modem • Modifications to the Product • Radio Frequency Interference Statement • Connections and Remote Earth • Power Supply and Cables • Laser Compliance Statement • Thunderstorm Warning • Radio-communication Regulation (if applicable) •...
  • Page 97 Cleaning Your Computer Always unplug your computer from the power outlet before cleaning it. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners, use a damp cloth instead. Never spray any cleaning product directly on to the screen. If you spill liquid on your computer or any device attached to it, switch it off immediately, unplug the power cord and make sure it is completely dry before switching it on again.
  • Page 98 Connections and Remote Earth Protected Extra Low Voltage (PELV) To ensure the extra-low voltage integrity of the equipment, only connect equipment with mains-protected, electrically-compatible circuits to the external ports. Safety Extra Low Voltage (SELV) Each input and output of this product is classified as Safety Extra Low Voltage, except the modem, which is classified as TNV-3.
  • Page 99 Power Supply and Cables Your computer may come with more than one type of power cord. Please note the following identifications to ensure that you are using the right power cord in order to avoid electrical shock hazards. This power cord plug is suitable for use in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangladesh and Maldives.
  • Page 100 Power Cables This equipment requires a 3-wire, grounded power cord. The cord length must not exceed 2.5 metres. To prevent electrical hazards, do not remove or disable the ground contact on the power cord. Replace the power cord if it gets damaged. Contact your dealer for an exact replacement.
  • Page 101 Radio-communication Regulation (if applicable) Specific regulations apply when using wireless radio-communication products. Precautions When Using TV Tuner with External Antenna The circuit of cable distribution system under consideration is TNV-1 circuit. • The common sides or earthed side of the circuit are connected to the screen of the coaxial •...
  • Page 102 To protect your computer from viruses, perform a virus check before opening a file on a • floppy, received by e-mail, or downloaded from the Internet. Your anti-virus program can perform these checks automatically. Regularly scan your hard disk drive for viruses and delete them if any are found.
  • Page 103 Safety Guidelines for Battery Usage Button Batteries (If applicable) These are built-in on the motherboard. Alkaline Manganese Batteries (If applicable) These are used in optional devices such as the wireless keyboard and wireless mouse. ---- = Discharging Circuit Storing batteries together can cause short circuits or discharging circuits when terminals come into mutual contact.
  • Page 104 Do not install any spark-producing components in the same enclosures or in close • proximity to the batteries. General Precautions Always insert batteries correctly, observing positive (+) and negative (-) polarity, marked • on the battery and the equipment. Do not short-circuit batteries. When the positive and negative terminals of a battery are in •...
  • Page 105 Store batteries in well-ventilated, dry and cool conditions. Temperatures should be between • 10°C and 25°C, not exceeding 30°C. Please ensure that that no smoking or open flames or ignition sources should be present where the batteries are stored. In distribution process such as transportation, display and storage, follow a “first in, first •...
  • Page 106: Glossary

    Glossary Term Definition Battery size AACS Advanced Access Content System Alternating Current Audiovisual BIOS Basic Input/Output System Blu-ray BR-DVD Blu-ray Disc titles Compact Disc Compact Flash CLEV CyberLink Eagle Vision CLNR CyberLink Noise Reduction Central Processing Unit DLNA Digital Living Network Alliance Digital Subscriber Line Digital Versatile Disc Digital Visual Interface...
  • Page 107: License Agreement

    This is a legal and binding Agreement made between you (either as an individual or as an entity) and NEC Computers Asia Pacific Sdn. Bhd. (NECCAP). This Agreement covers all software that is distributed with NECCAP’s product, for which there is no separate license agreement between you and the manufacturer or owner of the software (collectively referred to as “the Software”).
  • Page 108 LIMITED WARRANTY LIMITED WARRANTY The Software is distributed and licensed “AS IS”, with no warranties whatsoever, express or implied permissible under the law. NECCAP warrants that the media containing the Software is free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of time (please refer to your warranty card/guide) from the date you receive the Software.
  • Page 109: Copyright

    Copyright Electronic User’s Guide, POWERMATE 2.0 version, 9/2008. Copyright © 2008, NEC Computers Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd (418989-A) (“NECCAP”). This guide and all software described in it are copyrighted with all rights reserved. No part of this manual may be reproduced or transmitted, in any form or by any means, whether...
  • Page 110: Trademarks

    Trademarks POWERMATE is a registered trademark of NEC Corporation. AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, AMD Athlon, AMD Turion and combinations thereof, and AMD Cool‘n’Quiet are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Celeron, Celeron Inside, Centrino, Centrino Inside, Centrino Logo, Core Inside, Intel, Intel Logo, Intel Core, Intel Inside, Intel Inside Logo, Intel Viiv, Intel vPro, Itanium, Itanium Inside, Pentium, Pentium Inside, Viiv Inside, vPro Inside, Xeon, and Xeon Inside are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S.
  • Page 111: Official Name Of The Software Used

    Official Name of the Software used (Notation) (Official Name) ® Windows, Windows Vista Home Basic ® Windows Vista Windows Vista Home Premium ® Windows Vista Business ® Windows Vista Ultimate ® ® Internet Explorer Windows Internet Explorer ® Windows Media Windows Media Center Center...

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