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NEC VERSA DOCK Important Information Manual

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NEC Versa
Dock
Important Information
Congratulations on purchasing an NEC Versa Dock! Before using your NEC Versa Dock, be
sure to read the important information detailed below. Your NEC Versa Dock operates with the
NEC Versa LX, LX (AGP), SX, and LXi notebook computers.
Updating the BIOS
Note
NEC Computers (NECC) strongly recommends that you keep the most up-to-date
BIOS on your NEC Versa system. Routinely check the NECC web site for new BIOS updates.
The minimum BIOS levels are provided below:
You can quickly and efficiently update your Windows 95
Versa system with the latest BIOS from the NEC Computers web site, www.nec-
computers.com. From the NECC site, select Downloads. Follow the on-screen instructions to
select your NEC Versa model and your operating system (Windows 95, Windows 98, or
Windows 2000), and to download the correct file.
For NEC Versa systems with the Windows NT
access, contact NECC Support Services at 1-800-632-4525, to receive the latest BIOS.
Note
See the README file that accompanies your new BIOS update file before performing
the BIOS update. Also see your user guide for details on performing the BIOS update and
installing drivers.
Before Docking for the First Time
See the following sections before docking your NEC Versa LX, LX (AGP), SX, or LXi system
for the first time.
Windows 95 and 98
The Software Setup CD that ships with your Versa Dock contains the CMD driver that:
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must be installed on your NEC Versa LX or SX system.
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may have to be re-installed on your NEC Versa LX (AGP) or LXi system.
The installation instructions for the NEC Versa LX (AGP) and LXi systems are different from
the installation instructions for the NEC Versa LX and SX systems. Be sure to follow the
appropriate instructions for your system.
Minimum BIOS Levels for NEC Versa Systems
with the NEC Versa Dock
System
NEC Versa LX
NEC Versa LX (AGP)
NEC Versa SX
NEC Versa LXi With 8 MB Video RAM
NEC Versa LXi With 16 MB Video RAM
BIOS
43 or higher
16 or higher
43 or higher
33 or higher
04 or higher
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, Windows 98 or Windows 2000 NEC
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operating system or those without Internet
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  • Page 1 Note NEC Computers (NECC) strongly recommends that you keep the most up-to-date BIOS on your NEC Versa system. Routinely check the NECC web site for new BIOS updates. The minimum BIOS levels are provided below: Minimum BIOS Levels for NEC Versa Systems...
  • Page 2 CMD driver that is also provided on the Versa Dock Software Setup CD. Use the Setup CD to re-install the CMD driver to your NEC Versa LX (AGP) and LXi system only if you have replaced the original shipping configuration with a generic Windows 95, a generic Windows 98, or a customized operating environment.
  • Page 3: Using The Keylock

    (hot docking) or with the system in Suspend mode (warm docking). Setting Audio In Windows 95 or Windows 98, you can set audio to either the NEC Versa Dock or the NEC Versa system (see Chapter 4 in the user’s guide for instructions). This setting remains in effect for every subsequent cold dock.
  • Page 4 Using PC (PCMCIA) Cards If you plan to use a PC card while your NEC Versa is in the NEC Versa Dock, it is recommended that you dock the system before installing the card. The IDE controller inside the NEC Versa Dock uses IRQ11 and if the card is installed before docking it could cause a resource conflict with the system.
  • Page 5: Connecting Cables

    The VersaBay III cable and the power cable come with the VersaBay III Adapter Kit. They are not connected to the NEC Versa Dock motherboard when shipped. The IDE cables ship with the NEC Versa Dock and are attached to the motherboard. Two additional IDE power cables also ship with the NEC Versa Dock for use with other types of devices.
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