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NEC Computer Systems Division,
A Division of Packard Bell NEC, Inc.

DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY

We, the Responsible Party
NEC Computer Systems Division
Packard Bell NEC, Inc.
1414 Massachusetts Avenue
Boxborough, MA 01719
(978) 264-8000
declare that the product
NEC V5000 Series
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, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.

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  • Page 1: Declaration Of Conformity

    NEC Computer Systems Division, A Division of Packard Bell NEC, Inc. DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY We, the Responsible Party NEC Computer Systems Division Packard Bell NEC, Inc. 1414 Massachusetts Avenue Boxborough, MA 01719 (978) 264-8000 declare that the product NEC V5000 Series is in conformity with part 15 of the FCC Rules.
  • Page 2 NEC is a registered trademark, Versa is a U.S. registered trademark, VersaBay, VersaGlide and PortBar are trademarks, and UltraCare is a U.S. registered service mark of NEC Corporation, used under license. All other product, brand, or trade names used in this publication are the property of their respective owners.
  • Page 3: Using This Guide

    ® The NEC Versa 5000 Series User’s Guide gives you the information you need to maximize the use of your NEC Versa 5000 Series notebook computer. Read this guide to familiarize yourself with the system and its features. For specific information see: Chapter 1, “Getting Started,”...
  • Page 4: Text Setup

    Appendix A, “Setting Up a Healthy Work Environ- ment,” provides guidelines to help promote a healthy work setting. Appendix B, “Specifications,” to review NEC Versa 5000 Series system specifications and operating conditions. Appendix C, “NECCSD Information Services,” gives details about the many support services available from NECCSD.
  • Page 5: Related Documents

    See the following documents for additional information on your NEC Versa 5000 Series notebook computer: The NEC Versa 5000 Series Quick Setup sheet helps you get your system up and running. The NEC Versa 5000 Series Quick Reference card pro-...
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Contents Using this Guide ..............Text Setup..............Related Documents ........... 1 Getting Started Getting to Know Your NEC Versa 5000 ....Around the Front of the System......... LCD Panel............Microphone and Speakers ........Power Button and Status LEDs......Keyboard............. NEC VersaGlide..........
  • Page 7 System Care ............. 1-25 Precautions............1-26 Storage Requirements .......... 1-28 Routine Cleaning ..........1-29 2 Introducing the Software Windows 95 Introduction.......... Guide to Online Help ..........The Setup Utility ............Other Software ............LapLink............... How to Use LapLink........McAfee AntiVirus Software......... CyberMedia First Aid 97 ........
  • Page 8 4 Using Your NEC Versa LCD................. Support Feet ............. Keyboard..............Function Keys............NEC VersaGlide............Making VersaGlide Adjustments ......VersaGlide Tips..........UltraSlim VersaBay Use ........... 20X CD-ROM Reader ..........4-12 CD Loading............4-13 Using Bootable CDs ........4-14 Using Audio CDs..........4-15 Playing Entertainment CDs ......
  • Page 9 Using External Stereo Speakers....... MIDI Files............Video................ Using Animation Files.......... Multimedia Applications ........... 6 Traveling with Your NEC Versa Power Connections ........... Checklists..............What to Take............Preparing Your NEC Versa for Travel ....7 Solving Problems Problem Checklist............. Start-Up Problems ............ vi Contents...
  • Page 10 POST Error Messages ......... If You Need Assistance..........Updating the System BIOS ........Using the Product Recovery CD........ Full Restore ............Selective Installation ..........7-10 A Setting Up a Healthy Work Environment Making Your Computer Work for You...... Arrange Your Equipment .......... Adjust Your Chair ............
  • Page 11 Warranty and Non-Warranty Repair Service ..... C-12 D Using DOS Programs Setting Up DOS Mode Games........Adding a Game Icon to the Desktop ..... Specifying MS-DOS Mode ........Glossary Index viii Contents...
  • Page 12: Getting Started

    Appendix A, Setting Up a Healthy Work Environment. After completing the steps in the quick setup sheet that comes with your computer, your NEC Versa 5000 Series system is ready to go! To get started: Read Appendix A, Setting Up a Healthy Work Envi- ronment, for guidelines that help you use your computer productively and safely.
  • Page 13: Getting To Know Your Nec Versa 5000

    GETTING TO KNOW YOUR NEC VERSA 5000 The NEC Versa 5000 Series notebook computer offers you a thin, lightweight, portable system filled with exciting re- sources for home, business, or travel. Standard features in- ® clude a powerful Intel Pentium MMX microprocessor that...
  • Page 14: Around The Front Of The System

    AROUND THE FRONT OF THE SYSTEM The NEC Versa 5000 is compact with features on every side. First, look at the front of the system. The following sections describe front features, beginning with the liquid crystal display (LCD) panel. Front features...
  • Page 15: Microphone And Speakers

    NEC Versa 5000) clockwise to increase, or counter- clockwise to decrease sound volume. Power Button and Status LEDs Your NEC Versa provides a Power button and LEDs to track system status. Descriptions of these features follow the figure. Power button and Status LED location...
  • Page 16 Power Button — The Power button is located on the chassis just below the LCD. It turns NEC Versa 5000 power on and off. Press the button to turn power on; press it again to turn power off. When power is on, the Power LED to the right of the Power button lights.
  • Page 17 A bank of status LEDs is located on the chassis at the top of the keyboard to the right of the Power button. These LEDs are identified by icons and include the fol- lowing (described from left to right): The Power LED lights in the following sequence to indicate system operation status.
  • Page 18: Keyboard

    Num Lock – Lights when Num Lock mode is active. Scroll Lock – Lights when the Scroll Lock is on. Keyboard The NEC Versa 5000 Series system comes with an 85-key keyboard, featuring an embedded numeric keypad and in- verted T cursor keys. See Chapter 4, “Using Your NEC Versa,”...
  • Page 19: Ultraslim Versabay Drives

    UltraSlim VersaBay Drives The NEC Versa 5000 support the following drives that fit in the UltraSlim VersaBay as follows: CD-ROM Reader — A 20X CD-ROM lets you load and start programs from compact discs, or insert and play your favorite audio CDs. The CD-ROM reader is as- signed drive letter E.
  • Page 20: Around The Back Of The System

    AROUND THE BACK OF THE SYSTEM System ports for connecting your NEC Versa 5000 to op- tional devices (like a printer or external monitor) are located on the back of the system. For an understanding of each feature, see the descriptions that follow the figure.
  • Page 21: Around The Sides Of The System

    Serial Port — Use this 9-pin port to connect an external modem or other serial device. AC Power Port — Lets you attach the NEC Versa 5000 to the AC power source using the AC adapter that comes with your system. Keep the system connected to AC power whenever possible to keep the battery pack and internal CMOS battery charged.
  • Page 22 The features found on the left side of the system are shown in the following figure. Descriptions follow the figure. Left side features PC Card Release Buttons — Press the Release button when you want to remove an installed PC card. Audio Ports —...
  • Page 23: Around The Bottom Of The System

    Two others are located on the back. AROUND THE BOTTOM OF THE SYSTEM The bottom of the NEC Versa 5000 is the location of the system’s memory module sockets, password override switch, battery pack release latches, VersaBay release lever and hard disk drive bay, as described next.
  • Page 24 Battery Pack — A Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) rechargeable battery pack comes installed in this bay on the bottom of the NEC Versa. Battery Release Latches — Let you remove the battery pack installed in the battery bay.
  • Page 25: Nec Versa Power Sources

    The NEC Versa 5000 can be powered using different sources, making it a truly portable system. Operate your NEC Versa system just about anywhere using one of the following power sources: the AC adapter connected to an electrical wall outlet...
  • Page 26 100 – 240 Volts AC. Verify that the cord and plug are appropriate for your AC source. CAUTION Use only the AC adapter that comes with your NEC Versa 5000 Series system. Although other AC adapters may look similar, using them can damage the system.
  • Page 27: Powering On

    To power off the system, use the Windows 95 Start menu Shut Down selection. Using the Main Battery Pack The NEC Versa 5000 Series system comes with a recharge- able Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery pack. 1-16 Getting Started...
  • Page 28: Installing The Battery Pack

    AC power using the AC adapter. This will also recharge your battery. Your NEC Versa 5000 Series system provides two tools to help you keep track of the main battery's power level: Battery Status LED (located on the right hinge beneath the LCD), described earlier in this chapter.
  • Page 29 Close the LCD panel and turn the system upside down. Locate the battery bay latches on the bottom of the system. Battery Release latches Press the small battery bay latch towards the middle of the system to unlock the other latch. Press the other battery bay latch away from the battery.
  • Page 30 Lift up the end of the installed battery pack closest to the latches. Pull the battery away from the bay and lift it out. Removing the battery pack To install the charged battery pack, lower the end of the battery pack without connectors into the bay. Installing the battery pack Getting Started 1-19...
  • Page 31: Recharging The Battery Pack

    Make sure the battery contacts are aligned properly with the connector inside the bay and press down on the bat- tery pack to secure the connection. The large battery bay latch snaps into place. Slide the smaller latch towards the side of the unit to lock the large battery bay latch.
  • Page 32: Battery Handling

    WARNING To prevent accidental battery ignition or explosion, adhere to the following: Keep the battery away from extreme heat. Keep metal objects away from the battery termi- nals to prevent a short circuit. Make sure the battery is properly installed in the battery bay.
  • Page 33: Battery Life

    Battery Life The NEC Versa 5000 battery life on a single charge is as follows. 2 3 hours, with power management enabled 1 hour and 30 to 50 minutes, without power management. These estimates are made under the following conditions: When the battery is new and fully charged.
  • Page 34: Battery Precautions

    Battery Precautions Always comply with the following battery precautions. WARNING There is a danger of explosion if the battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or recommended equivalent type. Discard used batteries promptly according to the instructions found in the battery disposal sheet at the back of this manual.
  • Page 35: Battery Charging

    INTERNAL BATTERIES Your Lithium Ion battery is the main power source in your NEC Versa 5000 computer. Appendix B lists Li-Ion battery specifications. In addition to this battery, the CMOS battery and bridge battery pro- vide power for system backup.
  • Page 36: Cmos Battery

    Only an authorized NEC service technician can replace the CMOS battery. Bridge Battery The bridge battery provides power to the NEC Versa 5000 when main battery power is very low (and the system is about to shut down). If you put the system into Suspend mode, the bridge battery also provides power during the short time it takes to remove and replace the main battery.
  • Page 37: Precautions

    Someone drops the system or damages the cabinet. Precautions Follow these precautions when using your NEC Versa 5000 and AC adapter. Always plug the AC adapter cord into an easily acces- sible outlet. It is important to be able to easily discon- nect power to the computer by unplugging the AC adapter.
  • Page 38 Turn computer power off before attaching or removing non-plug and play devices. Do not push any foreign objects into the NEC Versa op- tion bays, connectors, and slots. Avoid using the computer or AC adapter for extended periods in direct sunlight.
  • Page 39: Storage Requirements

    CAUTION This equipment uses an ungrounded power cable. Replace the cord if it becomes damaged. U.S. and Canadian replacement cords must be UL-approved (CSA certified in Canada) type SPT-2, 18 AWG, 2- conductor cord with a permanently attached NEMA type 5-15P plug at one end, and a permanently at- tached connector body on the other.
  • Page 40: Routine Cleaning

    CAUTION If the temperature of the NEC Versa 5000 suddenly rises or falls (for example, when you move the sys- tem from a warm place to a cold place), vapor con- denses inside the system. Turning on the system under this condition can damage the internal system components.
  • Page 41 LCD screen — Carefully wipe the LCD screen with a soft cloth or a screen wipe designed for that purpose. Special screen wipes are available through your local computer dealer. System case — NEC recommends that you carefully wipe the case with a slightly damp cloth. 1-30 Getting Started...
  • Page 42: Introducing The Software

    Introducing the Software This chapter introduces you to the software* that comes with the NEC Versa 5000 Series system, including: the Windows 95 operating system Online help Setup utility Other software ® LapLink McAfee VirusScan™ McAfee WebScan™ ® ® CyberMedia...
  • Page 43: Windows 95 Introduction

    Start — displays a pop-up menu with which to start programs and applications, opens documents, accesses system settings, accesses online help, and shut down your system. NEC Versa Help Center — gives you easy access to the online user’s guide and customer service information. 2-2 Introducing the Software...
  • Page 44: Guide To Online Help

    The Customer Support Guide discusses the various lev- els of support NEC offers you, our customer. We pro- vide information to help you become self-sufficient with your NEC Versa, but if you need help, we’re there for you. NOTE If you purchased your system outside of the United States or Canada, please contact your local NEC dealer for customer support information.
  • Page 45: The Setup Utility

    Versa run more efficiently. This program is known as the Setup utility. The Setup utility automatically configures your NEC Versa 5000 each time you start it up. This utility is not accessible from Windows. Access Setup at power-on. Just press when the following prompt appears.
  • Page 46: Laplink

    LapLink LapLink helps you stay in touch with your home office system or get in touch with other systems through the infra- red port, a modem, network, or cable. Use LapLink to transfer files on a remote system, or exchange written in- formation with another user on a remote system.
  • Page 47 In Windows 95, press , slide the cursor to Pro- Start grams, and locate the LapLink for Windows95 folder. Highlight the LapLink for Windows95 line and press the VersaGlide selection button or tap the VersaGlide pad once. If you do not have a port enabled, LapLink prompts you to enable one.
  • Page 48: Mcafee Antivirus Software

    Microsoft Word document files and scans mail through the Pega- sus Mail system. Set up the WebScan software on your NEC Versa 5000 computer using the easy-to-follow setup program. NOTE Before using WebScan and connecting to the Internet, you must purchase and install or connect an optional modem to your NEC Versa computer.
  • Page 49: Cybermedia First Aid 97

    For more information about First Aid, press the Advisor button. ONLINE SERVICES Your NEC Versa comes with the most popular online services available including Prodigy Internet, America Online, CompuServe, and AT&T WorldNet Signup. Prodigy can be found in its own folder and the other services are found in the Online Services program group on the desktop.
  • Page 50 Here are the things you must do in order to use an online service: purchase and install a PC card modem in your NEC Versa. (You can also use an external modem connected to the serial port.) Make sure the modem is connected to a working phone line.
  • Page 51: Prodigy Internet

    NEC Software Library to download files. Install Prodigy Internet as follows: Make sure your modem is connected to the NEC Versa and an analog telephone line. From the NEC Versa Start menu, select Programs and open the Prodigy Internet submenu.
  • Page 52: America Online

    Prodigy Internet Help. America Online If you subscribe to America Online, use the service to ob- tain information about NEC and its products. Use America Online to email technical questions to NEC’s Technical Support staff, post technical questions and messages on the Message Board, and access the NEC Software Library to download files.
  • Page 53: Compuserve

    If you subscribe to CompuServe, you can use the service to obtain information about NEC and its products. Use CompuServe to email technical questions to NEC’s Technical Support staff, post technical questions and messages on the Bulletin Board, and access NEC’s Bulletin Board. NOTE You cannot download information from the NEC Bulletin Board via CompuServe.
  • Page 54: At&T Worldnet

    Log onto CompuServe. At the opening screen, click on Service, type at the prompt, and click OK. NECTECH At the NEC menu, double-click on one of the following topics, then follow the prompts: NEC Bulletin Board Information About This Service...
  • Page 55: Microsoft Netmeeting

    The Official Airline Guide is an online service that gives you access to flight details for all commercial airlines worldwide. NEC provides a sample of the monthly data that OAG provides. You can call OAG for a free copy of the most current information.
  • Page 56 You can also check on seat availability and prices. Access OAG as follows. Purchase and install a modem card into your NEC Versa. Make sure the card is connected to a working phone line. Press...
  • Page 57: Using Setup And Power Management

    This chapter describes these NEC Versa 5000 features. SETUP UTILITY The NEC Versa 5000 Setup program lets you view and set system parameters. Setup also includes security features that protect your system from unauthorized use.
  • Page 58: How To Use Setup

    How to Use Setup The following sections describe how to use Setup, including these topics: The Setup screen Using keys Checking and setting system parameters. The Setup Screen The Setup screen looks similar to the following. Descrip- tions of the screen follow the figure. Boot Options Keyboard Touch Pad Setting...
  • Page 59: Using Keys

    Item-Specific Help The column on the right side of the screen. This area gives a brief description of what each selection controls. Controls menu The bottom of the screen describes what keys to use for selecting options and changing settings in Setup. USING KEYS The following table lists Setup keys and their functions.
  • Page 60: Checking/Setting System Parameters

    Checking/Setting System Parameters See the following table for a list of parameters, their factory default settings, and alternate settings. As you set each pa- rameter, the Item-Specific Help describes the feature that it controls. To reset all system parameters to their factory default set- tings, select Default Values on the Exit screen.
  • Page 61 Setup Parameters (cont’d) MENU AND DEFAULT OTHER SETTINGS PARAMETER SETTING AVAILABLE Main (Continued) IDE Adapter 1 Master None Autotype Fixed Disk Press Enter Type Auto CD, None, 1 through 14, Cylinders Rsrv, 16 through 39, Heads User Sectors/Track Write Precomp Multi-Sector Transfers 16 Sectors LBA Mode Control...
  • Page 62 Setup Parameters (cont’d) MENU AND DEFAULT OTHER SETTINGS PARAMETER SETTING AVAILABLE Main (Continued) Touch Pad Setting Enabled Disable w/ PS/2 Mouse Setup Message Enabled Disabled USB Controller Disabled Enabled Zv Buffer Disabled Enabled Display Features Display Device CRT; Simultaneous Text Mode Expansion Disable Enable Graphic Mode...
  • Page 63 Setup Parameters (cont’d) MENU AND DEFAULT OTHER SETTINGS PARAMETER SETTING AVAILABLE Advanced (Continued) 378, IRQ 7 Auto, Disabled LPT Port 378, IRQ 5 3BC, IRQ 7 278, IRQ 5 Output Only LPT Mode Bi-Directional None 0, 1, 3 ECP DMA CH* Enabled Disabled Diskette controller...
  • Page 64 Setup Parameters (cont’d) MENU AND DEFAULT OTHER SETTINGS PARAMETER SETTING AVAILABLE Power Savings Power Switch On/Off Suspend/Resume Lid Switch Suspend Backlight Off Low Battery Beep Enabled Disabled Power Management Battery Only Always Power Savings Longest Life Off, Customize, Maximum Performance Idle Mode Standby Timeout 4 Minutes...
  • Page 65: Main

    Main Use the Main Setup screen to check or modify your basic system settings. Some fields are read-only fields that simply display current information. Time and Date — let you adjust your system date and time. Diskette A — displays the diskette drive type installed in your system.
  • Page 66: Advanced

    Large Disk Access Mode — allows you to specify the large disk access mode to use. Security Your NEC Versa 5000 supports a password for system security. Using the Security screen, you can require that a password be entered at each startup or boot.
  • Page 67 Once you set a password, you must enter it before your system will boot up. This feature allows only an authorized user to access your system, including the Setup program where you can set or change system parameters. Set an initial password as follows. Select Security from the menu bar.
  • Page 68 In each password field, press . The dialog box Enter stating that changes were saved appears. Press Enter again. The password is no longer enabled. If you forget your password, proceed as follows. With system power on, carefully tilt the system on its side.
  • Page 69: Power Savings

    Press to continue. Select Save Changes & Exit. Enter Press Enter twice. Power Savings The Power Savings screen lets you balance system per- formance and energy conservation, for both battery and AC operation, using the following parameters. NOTE Some operating systems have their own power management software which overrides the settings in Setup.
  • Page 70: Exit

    Maximum Performance Sets system performance to a maximum and power savings to a minimum, by running the CPU at full speed all the time. Customize Lets you input your choice of performance and power saving parameters. See “Using Power Man- agement,”...
  • Page 71: Using Power Management

    Save Changes Save all Setup changes. USING POWER MANAGEMENT Power Management in the NEC Versa 5000 lets you con- serve energy, save battery power, extend the life of your LCD backlight, and protect against data loss due to low battery power.
  • Page 72: Power Management Settings

    Suspend Mode — Shuts down every system component, except those that preserve unsaved data in memory, or system status and PC cards if so configured. To end Suspend mode and return to Active mode, press the Power button beneath the LCD panel and resume the system.
  • Page 73 Automatic Power-Saving Features DEFAULT DEVICE COMMENT TIMEOUT Idle Mode Idle mode slows down the CPU during brief periods when the system is not busy. Standby Timeout 4 minutes Specifies how long the system is in Idle mode before entering Standby mode.
  • Page 74: Using Your Nec Versa

    Using Your NEC Versa The more you use your NEC Versa 5000 Series system, the more proficient you will become at everything — from using function keys to setting up presentations. This chapter gives information on these and other important...
  • Page 75: Support Feet

    With the LCD panel closed, locate the support feet on the back of the unit. Locating the support feet Lift the back of the unit slightly. Slide both support feet down. The feet pop away from the system slightly. Opening the support foot 4-2 Using Your NEC Versa...
  • Page 76: Keyboard

    Securing the support foot Lower the back of the system back onto the table or sur- face where you are using it. KEYBOARD The NEC Versa keyboard is equipped with many features. These include: Function keys Cursor control keys Typewriter keys Numeric keypad Control keys.
  • Page 77: Function Keys

    Keyboard Function Keys A number of function keys ( through F12, Esc, Num are included in the NEC Versa keyboard. These keys Lock) work together with the key to activate special functions. Keys that are pre-programmed with dual functions are identified by a blue icon or phrase depicting the function.
  • Page 78 On the screen, the cursor is a blinking underline, block, or vertical bar depending on the application. The cursor indicates where the next typed character will be inserted. Using Your NEC Versa 4-5...
  • Page 79: Nec Versaglide

    . How the key combination works depends on the applications you are running. NEC VersaGlide The NEC VersaGlide is an easy way to control the cursor with your finger. Lightly glide your finger across the NEC VersaGlide and the cursor follows. You can select items in one of two ways: Tap your finger on the VersaGlide.
  • Page 80: Making Versaglide Adjustments

    If you install another mouse driver over the shipping default, the tap capability may be lost. Making VersaGlide Adjustments The NEC VersaGlide lets you customize how it functions with the cursor. You can control the size and color of the cursor, cursor speed, double-click speed, and selection button orientation.
  • Page 81: Versaglide Tips

    Follow these basic ergonomic tips while working: Use a light touch on the VersaGlide surface. Set up the NEC Versa with your keyboard and Versa- Glide at a comfortable height. Keep your forearms paral- lel to the floor. Your wrists should be relaxed and straight.
  • Page 82: Ultraslim Versabay Use

    See Appendix A, “Setting Up a Healthy Work Environ- ment,” for more information. UltraSlim VersaBay USE The NEC Versa 5000 comes with an UltraSlim VersaBay that lets you install the diskette drive, LS-120 drive, 20X CD-ROM reader, or Weight Saver pack in your system. In- sert the Weight Saver pack into the VersaBay to decrease system weight.
  • Page 83 Locating the Release Lever cover Open the cover. Opening the cover puts your system into a Suspend state, if it is currently powered on. Opening the cover 4-10 Using Your NEC Versa...
  • Page 84 Be sure that your fingers are not in front of the device that you are trying to remove. Pressing the Release Lever Pull the device installed in the VersaBay away from the system and remove it. Removing the device Using Your NEC Versa 4-11...
  • Page 85: 20X Cd-Rom Reader

    Press the Power button to resume the system from Sus- pend mode. 20X CD-ROM READER The NEC Versa 5000 comes with a 20X CD-ROM reader that features the latest in CD-ROM technology. The CD- ROM reader is assigned to drive letter E:. (The next letter available depends on the size of your hard disk drive.)
  • Page 86: Cd Loading

    To insert a CD into the CD-ROM reader, follow these steps. NOTE The CD-ROM reader ships with a shipping restraint installed. Remove the restraint by lifting on the edge near the center hole. Do not insert a CD with the restraint installed. Using Your NEC Versa 4-13...
  • Page 87: Using Bootable Cds

    To use a bootable CD in your system, you may need to go into Setup and change the boot sequence. Make the CD- ROM drive the first boot device. (See Chapter 3, “Using Setup and Power Management,” for details about entering Setup and changing system settings.) 4-14 Using Your NEC Versa...
  • Page 88: Using Audio Cds

    You are now ready to play! Playing Movie CDs Use the following steps to play a movie CD on your system. Insert your video CD into the CD-ROM reader and close the tray. Using Your NEC Versa 4-15...
  • Page 89: Cd Care

    Chemicals and cleaners can damage the CD. PC CARDS PC cards are all approximately the same size and vary only in thickness. All have a standard 68-pin connector. Your NEC Versa supports the installation of the PC cards de- scribed next. 4-16 Using Your NEC Versa...
  • Page 90: Type Ii Cards

    LAN card), and small hard drive storage. Communication Cards You can use both fax/modem and network PC cards with your NEC Versa. Here are some suggestions to help you get the best system performance. Network Cards Fax/Modem Cards You can insert a fax/modem in either slot.
  • Page 91: Pc Card Modems

    PC Card Modems You can use a PC card modem with your NEC Versa to communicate with others via fax, e-mail, or connect to an online service or bulletin board.
  • Page 92: Pc Card Slots

    Multimedia for combining animation and sound Audio to enable the use of sound. PC Card Slots Your NEC Versa has two Cardbus slots for inserting two PC or Cardbus cards. The slots support two Type II cards or one Type III PC card.
  • Page 93 Slide the card into either slot. If you plan to use two cards at the same time, slide that card into the top slot and the second into the bottom slot. These two slots support two Type II cards or one Type III card. 4-20 Using Your NEC Versa...
  • Page 94: Removing A Card

    You can leave the card in the slot while it is disconnected for easy storage. From the screen, select “My Computer,” then “Control Panel.” Double click on the PC Card icon. Using Your NEC Versa 4-21...
  • Page 95: Ir Port

    Press the Release button and pull the card out of the slot. IR PORT The IR port on the back of your system lets your NEC Versa communicate with other devices that also use infrared technology. The IR port is Infrared Data Association (IrDA) compatible.
  • Page 96: Increasing System Storage And Memory

    Removing and Installing a Hard Disk Drive Make sure your NEC Versa is powered off, all external op- tions are disconnected, and the LCD panel is closed. Then proceed as follows to replace the hard disk drive.
  • Page 97 Setting Up Your Computer Using Your NEC Versa 4-23...
  • Page 98 Turn the NEC Versa over. Insert the tip of a flat-head screwdriver or the edge of a coin into the groove and gently pry the drive spacer up. Releasing the spacer Press down on the other end of the hard disk. Slide the drive towards the spacer to disconnect the drive from the connector.
  • Page 99 Removing the hard drive Locate the alignment tracks on the side of the hard disk drive being installed. Alignment tracks Using Your NEC Versa 4-25...
  • Page 100: Installing Memory Modules

    Press down on the drive spacer until it clicks into position. Installing Memory Modules Your NEC Versa comes standard with 16 or 32 megabytes (MB) of Extended Data Out (EDO) memory. The amount of memory is model dependent. This new technology gives your system higher performance.
  • Page 101 Make sure the system is powered off, the AC adapter cable is disconnected, and that no peripheral devices are attached to the system. Turn the system upside down and locate the memory bay cover. Locating the cover Using Your NEC Versa 4-27...
  • Page 102 Locate and open the memory bay cover. Opening the memory bay cover Locate the SO-DIMM sockets. Locate the alignment notch and the connector on the memory module. SO-DIMM features 4-28 Using Your NEC Versa...
  • Page 103: Running Phdisk

    Running PHDisk If you increased system memory to 48-MB or more, you must run the PHDisk utility to ensure that you have enough file space reserved for the Save to Disk feature. Using Your NEC Versa 4-29...
  • Page 104: Removing A Memory Module

    Remove installed SO-DIMMs as follows. Make sure the system is powered off, the AC adapter and cable are disconnected, and that no peripheral de- vices are attached. Turn the system upside down. Locate and open the memory bay cover. 4-30 Using Your NEC Versa...
  • Page 105 Opening the memory bay cover Locate the installed SO-DIMM. Locate the locking tabs on the sides of the memory module. Locating the locking tabs Using Your NEC Versa 4-31...
  • Page 106: Reviewing The Memory Map

    PCMCIA Window and USB (Extended Memory or Upper Memory Block) 00D8000h-00DFFFFh 32 KB Boot Block Code CMOS Save Area 00E0000h-000FFFFFh 64 KB System BIOS ROM -00FFFFFFh 16 MB Total Base Memory -08FFFFFFh 144 MB Total Expansion Memory 4-32 Using Your NEC Versa...
  • Page 107: Installing Options

    External monitor External diskette drive External USB devices Audio devices. In addition, NEC offers the NEC PortBar 5000 which was developed to work specifically with your NEC Versa. See the following sections for steps on attaching options. External Keyboard or Mouse You can add a full-size PS/2-style keyboard or PS/2-style mouse to your NEC Versa.
  • Page 108 Follow these steps to connect an external keyboard or mouse to your system. The NEC Versa 5000 supports either Power on or off for connecting a keyboard or mouse. CAUTION Make sure the NEC Versa is powered off whenever you add or remove the keyboard or external mouse.
  • Page 109: Printer

    When you connect a printer, be sure to install the appropriate printer driver through the Windows Control Panel. Follow these steps to connect a serial device to your NEC Versa. Check that both the NEC Versa and the device power are off.
  • Page 110 Connect the power cable to the device and a properly grounded wall outlet. Turn on power to the device and then to the system. NOTE Make sure your printer is online before trying to print. See the printer guide for instructions. 4-36 Using Your NEC Versa...
  • Page 111: Parallel Devices

    When you connect a printer, be sure to install the appropriate printer driver through the Windows Control Panel. Connect a parallel device to your NEC Versa as follows. Check that both the NEC Versa and parallel device power are off.
  • Page 112: External Monitor

    See the instructions that came with the device for more information. External Monitor You can add a standard external monitor to your NEC Versa. You need a display signal cable (usually provided with the monitor). One end of the cable must have a 15-pin connector for the system.
  • Page 113 NOTE The NEC Versa must be powered off while the monitor is being connected. Open the port cover on the back of the system. Attach the 15-pin cable connector to the monitor port on the system. Secure the cable connection with the screws provided.
  • Page 114: External Diskette Drive Connection

    To remove the cable from either the drive or the system, press the Release button on the top of the cable connector. External USB Devices The NEC Versa 5000 lets you take advantage of the latest USB technology. Connect an external USB device to your system as follows.
  • Page 115: Audio Devices

    USB device. See Chapter 3, “Using Setup and Power Management” for details. Audio Devices The NEC Versa comes equipped with built-in audio ports that let you record and play sound. Connect audio jacks, like a microphone or external speak- ers, to the audio ports as follows.
  • Page 116: Nec Portbar 5000

    NEC PortBar 5000 The NEC PortBar™ 5000 duplicates the ports found on the back of your NEC Versa 5000 Series system. Plus, the PortBar adds an Ethernet 10/BaseT connector and a 15-pin MIDI/game port connector.
  • Page 117: Portbar Ports

    AC Adapter Port — Connects to the AC adapter for AC power operation and battery recharging. Attaching the PortBar 5000 Follow these steps to attach the PortBar to your NEC Versa 5000: The battery power may be in the on mode, put the sup- port feet back into their closed position on the back of the NEC Versa.
  • Page 118: Disconnecting The Portbar

    Rotate the other side of the PortBar to the left and at- tach the tabs on the left side of the PortBar to the left side of the system. Press until the PortBar tabs and NEC Versa ports click into place.
  • Page 119 Pull the end of the release lever away from the system. This breaks the connection and releases the left side of the PortBar from the NEC Versa. (The unit clicks slightly when the connection is broken.) Pivot the PortBar away from the system and disconnect the tabs from the ports on the right side.
  • Page 120: Using Multimedia

    With its fast Pentium MMX processor and enhanced audio and video capabilities, you can perform fantastic multime- dia feats with your NEC Versa 5000! This section describes the NEC Versa 5000’s multimedia features and how you can use them to create high-quality, powerful presentations.
  • Page 121 Accessories group to record sound on your system. The following procedures give an example of recording sound using the Sound Recorder and saving it to a file on the NEC Versa. (For details, see the online help that becomes avail- able when you open the Sound Recorder.)
  • Page 122: Line-In

    Microphone You can capture and record sounds through the internal micro- phone on the NEC Versa 5000. You can record voice-overs for narrations, reminders, or special instructions. See “Recording” earlier in this chapter, for details about re- cording sound with the microphone.
  • Page 123: Playing Back

    You can play .WAV and MIDI files as well as CD audio. Adjust the volume through the dial on the left side of the NEC Versa 5000 or the software. Locate the software controls as follows: From Start, select Programs, then the Accessories group, and Multimedia.
  • Page 124: Using Headphones

    The NEC Versa headphone port delivers sound at half a watt. Stereo headphones plug in through the headphone jack located on the left side of the NEC Versa. Use the audio software that comes on your system or the volume control wheel to adjust the volume.
  • Page 125: Video

    VIDEO The NEC Versa 5000 features a color display for sharp ef- fective visuals right on the system or projected onto an ex- ternal CRT monitor. Access the Mediamatics Arcade MPEG player as follows: Press Start, Programs, and open the Mediamatics Soft- ware MPEG group.
  • Page 126: Multimedia Applications

    MULTIMEDIA APPLICATIONS A growing number of multimedia applications are available for computer users. These multimedia software packages include graphics packages, animation software, and presen- tation authoring systems as follows: Animation software lets you create 3-D effects and titles to add interest to an otherwise static presentation. Authoring packages let you pull all of your design ele- ments into an exciting multimedia presentation.
  • Page 127: Traveling With Your Nec Versa

    Canada, and most of Central and South America use 120- volt alternating current (AC). Most other countries of the world use 240-volt AC. The NEC Versa adapts to voltages ranging from 100 to 240 volts. Traveling with Your NEC Versa 6-1...
  • Page 128: Checklists

    Madeira, and South Africa. CHECKLISTS The following checklists can help you prepare for your trip with your NEC Versa. Look them over and use what fits your situation. What to Take The following are what you should take with you when you travel with your NEC Versa.
  • Page 129: Preparing Your Nec Versa For Travel

    Be prepared to quickly boot up at the airport security check. Fully charge all your batteries. Tape your business card to your NEC Versa, AC adapter, and batteries. Install the Weight Saver pack in the VersaBay to de- crease system weight while you travel.
  • Page 130: Solving Problems

    Solving Problems Once in a while you may encounter a problem with your NEC Versa 5000. If the screen is blank, the instructions don't help, or no error message appears, use the information here to determine and fix the problem. You still may be able...
  • Page 131 Troubleshooting PROBLEM WHAT TO DO The system does not If you are operating the system with battery power, power on. check that the battery pack is correctly inserted. Attach the AC adapter to recharge the battery. If you have the AC adapter attached, check that the electrical outlet you are using works.
  • Page 132: Start-Up Problems

    LCD or a CRT. The system warns you by beeping. POST Error Messages The NEC Versa 5000 has a built-in checking program that automatically tests its components when you turn the sys- tem power on. This diagnostic test is called the Power-On Self-Test (POST).
  • Page 133 POST Error Messages MESSAGE WHAT TO DO Diskette drive A error The diskette drive does not work or is not properly connected. Diskette drive B error Check that the drive is securely connected and power is on. Run the Setup utility to check the diskette drive parameters.
  • Page 134 POST Error Messages (cont’d) MESSAGE WHAT TO DO Keyboard error The keyboard is not working. Call your authorized NECCSD service representative. Keyboard locked - Unlock the system to proceed. Unlock key switch Monitor type does not The monitor type in Setup is incorrectly defined. match CMOS - Run Setup and fix the monitor type.
  • Page 135: If You Need Assistance

    Services,” for details about contacting NECCSD. NOTE If you purchased your computer outside of the U.S. or Canada, please contact the local NEC office or their dealers for the support and service available in your country. UPDATING THE SYSTEM BIOS...
  • Page 136: Using The Product Recovery Cd

    If you receive an error message that tells you to press <F1> or <F2>, press F2 to enter Setup. Go to the Exit menu and set the defaults. Save your changes and exit. When you re- start your system, it should power up without further error messages.
  • Page 137 Use the Product Recovery CD to perform a full restore as follows: Check the Product Recovery CD title and make sure that it is the correct CD for your NEC Versa computer and operating system. Put the CD into the CD-ROM reader tray, close the reader door, and reboot your computer.
  • Page 138 CAUTION Choose your restore option carefully to prevent losing data and applications installed on your system. The choices are as follows: Automatic Recovery — completely rebuilds your hard disk drive, destroying all existing data in the process. Once you choose this option, the recovery proceeds without requiring any intervention or re- sponses on your part.
  • Page 139: Selective Installation

    At the R:\TOOLS prompt, press the Power button to power off the system. Press the Power button again to power on. The system reboots and Windows reconfigures the sys- tem. When the configuration finishes, an MS-DOS “Custom Setup is now complete” screen appears. Reboot your system.
  • Page 140 The Selective Installation Utility window opens and is comprised of three sections: Installation type — located in the top right-hand cor- ner of the window, this section lets you specify what you are installing — drivers, applications, or utilities. Selection area — located on the left-hand side of the window, this area lists the available selections for the installation type and lets you highlight the items to install.
  • Page 141: A Setting Up A Healthy Work Environment

    Setting Up a Healthy Work Environment WARNING Prolonged improper computer workstation may pose a risk of serious injury. To reduce your risk of injury, set up and use your computer in the manner described in this appendix. Contact a doctor if you experience pain, tenderness, swelling, burning, cramping, stiffness, throbbing, weakness, soreness, tingling and/or numbness in the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, neck, back,...
  • Page 142 Some nerve, tendon, and muscle disorders (musculoskeletal disorders) may be associated with repetitive activities, improper work environments, and incorrect work 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 143: Arrange Your Equipment

    NOTE To increase your comfort and safety when using your notebook computer as your primary computer system at your home or office, note the following recommendations: use a separate, external keyboard attached to your notebook computer use a separate, external monitor attached to your notebook computer.
  • Page 144: Adjust Your Input Devices

    Your seat depth should allow your lower back to comfortably contact the backrest. Make sure that the backs of your lower legs do not press against the front of the chair. Extend your lower legs slightly so that the angle between your thighs and lower legs is 90°...
  • Page 145: Adjust Your Screen Or Monitor

    Adjust the keyboard height so that your elbows are near your body and your forearms are parallel to the floor, with your forearms resting on either armrests or forearm supports, in the manner described previously. If you do not have armrests or forearm supports, your upper arms should hang comfortably at your sides.
  • Page 146: Vary Your Workday

    Rest your eyes periodically by focusing on an object at least 50 cm away. Blink often. Position the screen or external monitor at a 90° angle to windows and other light sources to minimize glare and reflections. Adjust the monitor tilt so that ceiling lights do not reflect on your screen or external monitor.
  • Page 147: Pre-Existing Conditions And Psychosocial Factors

    Use a timer or reminder software to remind you to take breaks. To enhance blood circulation, alter your sitting posture periodically and keep your hands and wrists warm. NOTE For more information on workstation setup, see the American National Standard for Human Factors Engineering of Visual Display Terminal Workstations.
  • Page 148 This appendix was prepared in consultation with Dr. David Rempel of the University of California/San Francisco Ergonomics Program and Mr. M.F. Schneider of HUMANTECH, Inc., Ann Arbor, Michigan. A-8 Setting Up a Healthy Work Environment...
  • Page 149 32-bit Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) Random Access Memory (RAM) Standard Main Memory NEC Versa 5060 and 5080 – 16-MB EDO (On PCB Board) NEC Versa 5060X and 5080X – 32-MB EDO (16- MB on PCB Board, 16-MB installed in slot) Optional Expansion SO-DIMM slots.
  • Page 150 Read-Only Memory (ROM) 256 KB, Flash ROM Calendar Clock Year/month/day/hour/minute/second maintained by internal back-up battery Input/Output (I/O) Ports Integrated industry-standard interfaces Parallel — 1 port, 25-pin D-sub (supports ECP and bidirectional modes) Serial — 1 port, 9-pin D-sub, 16550A compatible, UART Infrared —...
  • Page 151 NEC Versa 5060X and 5080X — 13.3-inch backlit Extended Graphics Array (XGA) Thin Film Transistor (TFT) color display panel Resolution NEC Versa 5060 and 5080 – 800 x 600 pixels NEC Versa 5060X and 5080X – 1024 x 768 pixels Specifications B-3...
  • Page 152 Dot Pitch NEC Versa 5060 and 5080 – 0.3075 x 0.3075 NEC Versa 5060X and 5080X – 0.264 x 0.264 Colors 65,536 Keyboard Membrane-type, 85 keys Cursor Control keys 4 keys; arrow keys arranged in inverted T layout Numeric keypad...
  • Page 153 NEC Versa 5060X and 5080 — Internal 2.5-inch, IDE 2.1 GB formatted capacity Average access time: 12 ms read Track-to-track seek rate: 3 ms Data transfer rate (host-buffer): 16.6 MB/s max. Media data rate (disk-buffer): 6.1 – 9.3 MB/s Revolutions per minute: 4000 NEC Versa 5060X and 5080X—...
  • Page 154 Depth 9.7 in. (243 mm) Height 1.5 in.(38.1 mm) Weight NEC Versa 5060 and 5080 — 5.10 lb (2.31 kg) NEC Versa 5060X and 5080X — 5.50 lb (2.49 kg) Recommended Environment Operation Temperature 5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F)
  • Page 155 Interrupt Controllers The following table shows default interrupt level assignments 0 through 15. IRQ Settings CHANNEL DEVICE IRQ00 System Timer IRQ01 Keyboard IRQ02 Second Interrupt Controller IRQ03 COM2 (internal IR port) IRQ04 COM1 (internal serial port) IRQ05 Sound Chip, MIDI (default) IRQ06 Floppy Disk Drive Controller IRQ07...
  • Page 156 NECCSD Information Services NECCSD makes it easy for you to get information and help when you need it. We offer a variety of services, including a 24-hour technical support line. This appendix describes these services, including: NECCSD Diskette Fulfillment Center NECCSD Customer Service and Technical Support Center (U.S.
  • Page 157: C Neccsd Information Services

    NOTE If you purchased your computer outside of the U.S., please contact the local NEC office or their dealers for the support and service available in your country. If you have access to a modem and/or fax machine (telephone for Technical Support), you can use some of these services to obtain information about your system at any time, day or night, seven days a week.
  • Page 158: Neccsd Customer Service And Technical Support Center (Tsc

    Please have your system name, model number, serial num- ber, and as much information as possible about the problem available before calling. Outside the U.S., please contact your local NEC office or their dealers. NECCSD offers Customer Service for spare parts ordering, warranty claims, repair services, and service authorizations.
  • Page 159: Neccsd Customer Assistance Center

    NECCSD Customer Assistance Center NECCSD offers Customer Service for extended warranties, and contract information. Direct assistance is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call the NECCSD Customer Assistance Center, toll free, at (U.S. and Canada only). 1-888-632-9128 NECCSD FaxFlash Service U.S.
  • Page 160: Ordering Information

    Catalog 3, Product specifications, warranty policy, UltraCare guidelines, and sales information. Catalog 5, Pro Serva and Express 5800 Server Systems technical support information. Catalog 6, NEC Ready Systems technical support information. Catalog 7, PowerMate Systems technical support information. Catalog 8, NEC Portable Systems (including Versa Notebooks and MobilePro Handheld Personal Comput- ers) technical support information.
  • Page 161: Neccsd Bulletin Board System (Bbs

    NECCSD Bulletin Board System (BBS) (978) 635-4706 The NEC Electronic Bulletin Board System is a remote da- tabase system containing files that are dedicated to enhanc- ing the functions of NECCSD products. It also gives general public access to drivers for NECCSD products for use with various software applications.
  • Page 162: Logging On

    Logging On Log onto the BBS as follows. From the Windows desktop, click the button. Start Point to Programs. Point to Accessories and then click HyperTerminal Double click the Hypertrm.exe icon. The HyperTermi- nal program appears. Follow the instructions on the screen to set up your mo- dem.
  • Page 163: Logging Off

    Press twice. Enter Enter your first name, last name, and password. Press after each. Enter Follow the screen prompts until the Main Menu is dis- played. At the Main Menu, select to join a conference. Select Conference 1 for the desktop conference. From the Main Menu, press for the File Enter...
  • Page 164: Neccsd On Compuserve

    At the opening screen, click the button, then type at the prompt, and click NECTECH At the NEC menu, double-click one of the following topics, then follow the prompts: NEC Bulletin Board Information About This Service Access NEC Bulletin Board Access CompuServe Information Services Exit.
  • Page 165: Neccsd On America Online

    Keyword At the prompt, type , then either NECTECH press or click Enter At the NEC menu, double-click one of the following topics, then follow the prompts: About NEC Terms and Conditions News Product Information Questions and Answers NEC Promotions Message Board Software Library.
  • Page 166: Neccsd On The Internet

    NECCSD WWW and FTP Sites To access the World-Wide-Web NECCSD Home Page, enter the following Internet Uniform Resource Locator (URL) through your service: http://www.nec-computers.com To access the NECCSD FTP site, enter the following Inter- net ftp address through your service: ftp.neccsdeast.com Once in the file menu, follow the prompts to choose and download the file(s) you want.
  • Page 167: Neccsd E-Mail And Fax

    WARRANTY AND NON-WARRANTY REPAIR SERVICE Before you call for repair service, see the problem checklist in Chapter 7 to determine if you can solve the problem yourself, within your company, or through your NEC authorized dealer. C-12 NECCSD Information Services...
  • Page 168 Service at 888-329-0088 by requesting catalog number three. If you purchased your computer outside of the U.S., please contact the local NEC office or the NEC dealers in your area for your specific warranty service. NECCSD is a member of TSANet (Technical Support Alliance Network).
  • Page 169 Glossary AC Adapter A device that connects an NEC Versa portable computer and an AC wall outlet to provide AC power for running the system and recharging the battery. A/D Conversion The process of converting an analog signal into a digital signal.
  • Page 170 Binary digit. The smallest unit of computer data. bits per second (bps) A unit of transmission. Also called baud rate. board Printed circuit board (PCB). Board on which computer components are soldered and thin wires are printed to connect the components. boot To start up a computer.
  • Page 171 CD-ROM reader Compact Disc Read-Only Memory. A computer-controlled device that reads high-capacity optical discs and sends the output to the computer. clock Electronic timer used to synchronize computer operations. CMOS Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor. A chip that contains nonvolatile memory in the Versa. CMOS is backed up by an internal battery that preserves clock/calendar data and system configuration parameters stored in CMOS.
  • Page 172 A magnetic drive that writes on and retrieves data from a diskette. DSTN Dualscan Super-Twisted Nematic. A type of technology used in some NEC Versa LCD screen displays. enhanced VGA A video interface that offers more colors or higher resolu- tion than VGA.
  • Page 173 FM synthesis A technique for synthesizing sound that uses a combination of modulated sine waves to produce different waveforms. function key The set of keys on the keyboard (usually F1 through F12) that let you get help and error message information or quickly select frequently used commands.
  • Page 174 interface A connection that enables two devices to communicate. interrupt A special control signal from an I/O device that diverts the attention of the microprocessor from the program to a special address. kilobyte (KB) 1024 bytes. Local Area Network. Liquid Crystal Display. An LCD consists of a thin sand- wich of two glass plates with sealed edges, containing nematic liquid-crystal material that forms the screen image.
  • Page 175 microprocessor A semiconductor central processing unit that is the principal component of a microcomputer. Usually contained on a single chip that includes an arithmetic logic unit, control logic, and control-memory unit. MIDI Musical Instrument Digital Interface. A standard serial bus, digital interface designed to connect electronic musical de- vices.
  • Page 176 nonvolatile memory Storage media that retains its data when system power is turned off. Nonvolatile memory in the Versa is a complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) chip which is backed up by an internal battery. The backup battery preserves the clock/calendar data and system configuration parameters stored in CMOS.
  • Page 177 PC Cards A credit card sized peripheral interface standard for port- able devices. Types of PC cards (also known as PCMCIA cards) currently offered by major vendors include fax/modems, LAN, storage cards, and wireless communi- cations devices. peripheral Input or output device not under direct computer control. A printer is a peripheral device.
  • Page 178 Read-Only Memory. Memory in which stored data cannot be modified by the user except under special conditions. reset The process of returning a device to zero or to an initial or arbitrarily selected condition. resolution The degree of screen image clarity. Video display resolution is determined by the number of pixels on the screen.
  • Page 179 The main printed circuit board inside the system unit into which other boards and major chip components, such as the system microprocessor, are connected. Thin Film Transistor. A type of NEC Versa LCD color screen that supports 256 colors. Universal Serial Bus. This new external bus standard sup- ports the connection of up to 127 peripheral devices, such as mice, modems, and keyboards.
  • Page 180 warm boot Process of resetting the computer without turning off the power through keyboard input (pressing , and Ctrl keys simultaneously). The system returns to an initial or arbitrarily selected condition. waveform A graphic representation of a sound wave as displayed on an oscilloscope, which converts sound waves into electronic signals.
  • Page 181 CDs, 4-15 Ambient sound effects, 5-3 using entertainment CDs, 4-15 America Online, 2-11, C-10 using movie CDs, 4-15 Arrange your equipment, A-3 Cleaning your NEC Versa, 1-29 AT&T WorldNet, 2-13 CMOS battery, 1-25 Audio CompuServe, 2-12, C-9 .WAV files, 5-1...
  • Page 182 External Diskette Drive parallel device, 4-37 connector, 1-10 printer, 4-35 serial device, 4-35 Fax support, C-12 Internal batteries, 1-24 FaxFlash, C-4 Internet, C-11 First Aid 97, 2-8 Interrupt controllers, B-6 Function key combinations, 4-4 Keyboard, 1-7, 4-3 Hard disk drive, 1-14 control keys, 4-3 Headphone port, 1-11 cursor control keys, 4-3...
  • Page 183 3-11 using external speakers, 5-4 setting, 3-11 using headphones, 5-5 PC card slots, 4-19 PC cards, 4-16 NEC Versa 5000 Series system inserting a card, 4-19 specifications, B-1 interface cards, 4-18 NECCSD other types, 4-18 bulletin board service, C-6...
  • Page 184 Setup main screen, 3-2 USB port, 1-10 Setup utility, 2-4, 3-1 Using the LCD panel, 4-1 Setup utility screens Using the NEC VersaGlide, 4-6 Advanced, 3-10 Using the Product Recovery CD, 7-7 Exit, 3-14 Main, 3-9 Volume control dial, 1-11...
  • Page 185 Warranty Service, C-12 Windows 95, 2-2 Index-5...
  • Page 186 A lithium battery in your computer maintains system configuration informa- tion. In the event that the battery fails to maintain system configuration in- formation, NEC recommends that you replace the battery. Have an authorized NEC service representative replace the battery.