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   Summary of Contents for NEC VERSA DOCKING STATION 6000

  • Page 1

    The NEC product(s) discussed in this document are warranted in accordance with the terms of the Warranty Statement accompanying each product. However, actual performance of each such product is dependent upon factors such as system configuration, customer data, and operator control.

  • Page 2: Using This Guide

    Using this Guide The NEC Versa® Series Docking Station™ 6000 User’s Guide gives you the information you need to maximize the use of your docking station. Read this guide to become familiar with the Docking Station 6000 and its fea- tures.

  • Page 3: Text Setup

    For example, type and press Enter RELATED DOCUMENTS See the following documents for information related to the NEC Versa Se- ries Docking Station 6000 and NEC Versa operation: Your NEC Versa user’s guide. The Microsoft Windows and MS-DOS Operating System documentation that came with your NEC Versa.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Battery Charging ................1-13 Docking/Undocking the NEC Versa Hardware Setup.................. 2-1 Connecting the Power Cable ............2-1 Preparing the NEC Versa for Docking ........... 2-4 Docking the NEC Versa..............2-6 Undocking the NEC Versa..............2-10 Normal Undocking ................ 2-10 Emergency Undocking ..............2-12 Setting Up and Using the Software Plug and Play Systems................

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    Attaching IDE Drive Cables ............. 4-36 Attaching SCSI Drive Cables............ 4-41 VersaBay II Adapter Installation............4-45 Removing the Drive Cage .............. 4-45 Securing the NEC VersaBay II Adapter ......... 4-46 Attaching Cables ................4-48 Finishing Up.................. 4-55 Connecting Peripheral Devices External Monitor ................

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    Headphones or Speakers ..............5-8 Headphones................5-8 Speakers................... 5-8 Line In/Line Out................5-8 Line In ..................5-9 Line Out................... 5-9 Telephone Cable................5-9 Gaming Devices ................5-10 Parallel Devices................5-10 Serial Devices................5-12 External SCSI Devices ..............5-13 Specifications Pin Assignments Keyboard and Mouse Ports..............

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    vi Contents...

  • Page 8: Introducing The Nec Docking Station 6000

    A built-in sound system and three option bays let you create a powerful workstation or a robust multimedia presentation system. Once you fill in the hardware, the NEC Docking Station 6000 gives you unparalleled software compatibility. Using the latest technology, the docking station supports the newest Plug and Play boards as well as older non-Plug and Play legacy boards.

  • Page 9: Nec Docking Station 6000 Features

    An electronic docking mechanism that makes docking and undocking easier than ever. A CRT base that lets you put an external monitor on top of the docking station to save premium desktop real estate. 1-2 Introducing the NEC Docking Station 6000...

  • Page 10: Front And Left Side Features

    The CRT base weight limit is 60 lb (27.2 kg), equivalent to a 17-inch NEC monitor. Do not exceed the weight limit. Doing so can damage the unit. A 3-position lock to ensure that your NEC Versa is not undocked or your docking station used without authorization. Stereo speakers for outstanding quality sound.

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    Electronic Docking Mechanism – This innovative docking mechanism makes docking and undocking easier than ever. After setting up the hardware, all you do is position the NEC Versa on the docking station and give it a firm push towards the connector. The mechanism reaches out, grasps the NEC Versa, and completes the dock- ing process.

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    NEC Versa from being removed from the docking station. You must use the key to unlock the unit before removing the NEC Versa. If no computer is docked and the key is in the Locked position, no one else can use their computer on the docking station.

  • Page 13: Leds And The Volume Control Knob

    Hard Disk Drive Access – lights green when a hard disk drive in either the NEC Versa or the docking station is being accessed. Diskette Drive Access – lights green when a diskette in the NEC Versa is accessed. NEC Versa Battery – lights green Steady green –...

  • Page 14: Back Features

    Features on the back of the docking station Thumbscrews – secure the cover to the docking station. When un- screwed, allow cover removal. Keyboard Connector – allows the connection of an external PS/2-style keyboard. Introducing the NEC Docking Station 6000 1-7...

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    Line In – lets you use another audio system, like a CD player, as a stereo input source. Use a cable to connect to the Line Out port on the other audio system to record or play. 1-8 Introducing the NEC Docking Station 6000...

  • Page 16: Internal Features

    Audio ports Internal Features Internal NEC Docking Station 6000 features are shown next. The following figure shows the docking station with its cover removed. Descriptions of in- ternal features follow the figure. Introducing the NEC Docking Station 6000 1-9...

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    Diskette Drive Connector IDE Disk Connector SCSI Disk Connector. LED Bracket – supports docking station status LEDs and volume control knob. Speakers – provide exceptional sound for the integrated docking station sound system. 1-10 Introducing the NEC Docking Station 6000...

  • Page 18: The Right Environment

    Follow the measures given next to maintain your docking station. Precautions Follow these precautions when using and storing the NEC Docking Station 6000. Do not use or store the docking station in direct sunlight or near radiant heat sources for an excessive length of time.

  • Page 19: Routine Care

    Maintain the condition of your docking station by periodically following the general procedures listed next. WARNING For safety, power off and unplug the docking station and NEC Versa before cleaning. Clean the outside of the docking station with a soft clean cloth.

  • Page 20: Battery Charging

    BATTERY CHARGING The docking station charges the battery installed in your NEC Versa as long as the computer is docked, the docking station is plugged into AC power, and main docking station power switch is on. Battery charging occurs whether or not you are using your system.

  • Page 21: Docking/undocking The Nec Versa

    These procedures are de- scribed in Chapter 3. This chapter also describes how to undock the NEC Versa from the docking station when you want to use the notebook by itself. Connecting the Power Cable Follow the instructions given next in the order presented to get your NEC Versa and docking station up and running.

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    The power cable that came with the docking station provides power to the docking station and the NEC Versa. Connect the docking station power cable as follows. Position the docking station on a flat surface close to an AC outlet.

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    ON to turn on docking station power. Docking station power must be turned on for the electronic docking mechanism to work. Pressing the main power button on the back of the unit provides the necessary power. Powering on the docking station Docking/Undocking the NEC Versa 2-3...

  • Page 24: Preparing The Nec Versa For Docking

    Follow the procedure given next to prepare the NEC Versa for docking. Set NEC Versa power for your system as follows. If you have a Plug and Play NEC Versa, you can either put your sys- tem into Suspend mode or leave power on for docking.

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    The Docking LED should be a steady green, which indicates that it is ready for docking. Docking LED On the back of the NEC Versa, open the expansion port cover and slide it underneath the expansion port. Check that all other NEC Versa port covers are closed.

  • Page 26: Docking The Nec Versa

    Cold Docking – with NEC Versa system power off. This method works for all NEC Versa models that support docking. Warm Docking – with NEC Versa power on and the system in Suspend mode. This procedure can be used with NEC Versa 6000 systems with the Windows 95 operating system.

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    Docking the NEC Versa Push against the front of the NEC Versa to put it in position to dock. Keep the notebook computer aligned evenly with the connector. Firmly push against the center of the computer or push with equal pressure against the left front and right front of the NEC Versa.

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    To lock your NEC Versa onto the docking station, insert the key into the lock and turn it. The Docking Lock provides three lock settings that let you control NEC Versa removal.

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    The locking mechanism comes equipped with an audible security alarm that sounds if someone tries to undock the NEC Versa while the key is in the locked position. Locking the NEC Versa If using the NEC Versa without an external monitor, open the LCD panel.

  • Page 30: Undocking The Nec Versa

    After docking the NEC Versa for the first time, you do not always need to use the power button to power on your system. If the docking station re- mains plugged in and the main power switch on the back of the unit stays turned on, the NEC Versa automatically powers on after docking.

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    Eject button and lock location Check the status of the lock. You cannot undock the NEC Versa if the lock is in the Locked or Manual position. Press the Eject button on the front panel of the docking station. To use Windows 95 software to undock the NEC Versa, locate the Eject icon on the screen and click.

  • Page 32: Emergency Undocking

    Removing the NEC Versa Emergency Undocking You may need to undock your NEC Versa when power to the docking station is unavailable or is unexpectedly interrupted. When necessary, use the following emergency undocking procedure to undock the NEC Versa: If possible, turn off NEC Versa power or put the system into Suspend mode (a half moon is displayed on the LCD panel).

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    Make sure the key is in the Manual position before MANUALLY removing the NEC Versa. To prevent mechanical damage, do not try to remove the NEC Versa manually with the key in any other position. Always turn the key back to the Normal position.

  • Page 34: Setting Up And Using The Software

    PLUG AND PLAY SYSTEMS Plug and Play systems, like the NEC Versa 6000 with the Windows 95 operating system and Plug and Play BIOS, require no special software installation. To install the online version of the docking station user’s guide on your NEC Versa, simply follow the instructions in “Running the Setup...

  • Page 35: Non-plug And Play Systems

    Your NEC Versa, the option, and the operating system in use must all sup- port Plug and Play for automatic configuration. If you install a non-Plug and Play option, you must configure it according to its conventions. NON-PLUG AND PLAY SYSTEMS NEC Versa models running Windows for Workgroups do not support Plug and Play options because of software restrictions.

  • Page 36: Windows For Workgroups Setup

    Close any Windows applications that may be running (for example, the NEC Battery Gauge or Virus Scan software). Insert the Docking Station 6000 Software Setup CD into the reader. Proceed to the section that is appropriate for your system as follows: Go to the next section, “Windows for Workgroups Setup”...

  • Page 37: Windows 95 Setup

    See the section, “Docking Station 6000 Setup Software,” for information about using Docking Station 6000 software. Windows 95 Setup In Windows 95, the NEC Docking Station Software Setup utility starts automatically. Select “Run” from the Start menu. Enter the CD drive letter, a colon, backslash and .

  • Page 38: Docking Station 6000 Setup Software

    Docking Station 6000 Setup Software This section describes how to use the software that the Docking Sta- tion 6000 Setup utility loads in your NEC Versa. At start up, the NEC Versa lets you choose a configuration to use. See “Choosing a Configura- tion”...

  • Page 39: Drivers

    Configure non-Plug and Play options according to the instructions that came with the options and those in the NEC Versa user’s guide. If you install non- Plug and Play devices in a Plug and Play system, you must still configure the option according to its requirements.

  • Page 40: Quick Start

    QUICK START If you are familiar with setup programs and the NEC Versa family of com- puters, follow these steps to run the Docking Station 6000 Setup utility. Install the CD-ROM reader in the NEC Versa 6000. Dock your NEC Versa on the Docking Station 6000 and power on the system.

  • Page 41: Adding Options

    Adding Options You can install the following options in the NEC Versa Docking Station 6000. In the front device storage bay, up to two 5 1/4-inch, half-height drives or an optional VersaBay II adapter. The front bay allows external access to the drives.

  • Page 42: Cover Removal

    Follow these steps to remove the docking station cover. WARNING Make sure docking station power is off, the NEC Versa is not docked, peripheral devices are disconnected, and cables are de- tached from the docking station before beginning installation proce- dures.

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    Thumbscrew locations Pull the cover forward to clear the expansion connector. Clearing the expansion connector CAUTION When disassembling the docking station, be careful not to drop anything into it. Doing so can damage the unit. Adding Options 4-3...

  • Page 44: Cover Replacement

    Pull the sides of the cover outward slightly and lift the cover up and off of the docking station. Removing the cover COVER REPLACEMENT Once your options are installed, replace the docking station cover as follows: Align and lower the cover over the front of the docking station. Make sure the cover clears the expansion connector.

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    Positioning the cover Pull the sides of the cover outward slightly. Push the cover towards the back of the docking station. Make sure the expansion connector and the volume control knob protrude through the openings in the cover. Replacing the cover Slide the cover all the way onto the docking station.

  • Page 46: Expansion Boards

    EXPANSION BOARDS You can install three full-size or half-size PCI-bus or AT-style expansion boards in the NEC Docking Station 6000. Before beginning the installation, check the documentation that came with the board. If you have any switches to set on the board, do so before starting this procedure.

  • Page 47: Precautions

    Precautions Always remove expansion boards from the shipping material very carefully. Static discharge can damage board components. Take the following precautions when handling boards: Avoid carpets in cool, dry areas. Before handling a board, discharge any static electricity by touching a grounded metal object.

  • Page 48: Installation

    Follow these steps to install an expansion board in the docking station. Prepare for board installation as follows: Disconnect and remove the NEC Versa from the docking station. Turn off and unplug the docking station. Disconnect any peripheral devices connected to the docking station.

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    Locate and remove the screw that attaches the slot cover to the docking station. Removing the slot cover screw Remove the slot cover. Locate the expansion slot connectors inside the docking station. Hold the board by its edges, component side up, and insert it into the slot. If installing a full-size board, fit the board into the guide at the front of the docking station.

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    Aligning the board edge and connector Press the board firmly until it is securely seated in the connector. You may have to rock the board side-to-side. Insert the screw to attach the board to the support bracket. Securing the board Repeat steps 2 through 7 to install a second or third expansion board.

  • Page 51: Removal

    Follow these steps to remove an expansion board from the docking station. Prepare for board removal as follows: Disconnect and remove the NEC Versa from the docking station. Turn off and unplug the docking station. Disconnect any peripheral devices connected to the docking station.

  • Page 52: Data Storage Devices

    NEC Versa series systems and the docking station support only two diskette drives. Therefore, if you have more than two disk- ette drives installed in the NEC Versa and docking station, you can only access two of them. Some storage devices require that you provide a signal cable. For example, to install a SCSI device, you need to purchase an optional SCSI signal cable.

  • Page 53: Preparing The Drive

    Prepare the docking station for drive installation by removing the drive cage as follows. WARNING Make sure docking station power is off, the NEC Versa is not docked, peripheral devices are disconnected, and cables are de- tached from the docking station before beginning installation proce- dures.

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    Locate and remove the screws on the drive cage. Removing drive cage screws Slide the drive cage towards the back of the unit. Make sure the holes on the bottom of the cage clear the tabs on the bottom of the docking station chassis.

  • Page 55: Attaching The Drive To The Drive Cage

    Removing the drive cage Attaching the Drive to the Drive Cage Attach the drive to the drive cage as follows. Before attaching the drive to the cage, make sure that any switches on the drive are set properly. See the guide that came with the drive for switch setting information.

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    Slide the drive into the drive cage. Be sure the drive is seated on the guides within the cage. Sliding the drive into the cage Locate the screw holes on the side of the drive cage and align them with the screw holes on the side of the drive.

  • Page 57: Attaching The Cables

    Attaching the Cables Attach drive cables as follows. When connecting cables, align the cable connector with the drive connector and position the red edge of the cable as shown in the figures. Taking care not to bend any pins, press the cable connector firmly onto the pins.

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    Connecting the power cable Attach the cables for your drive type as follows. When installing SCSI drives, you must purchase an optional SCSI cable. If you are installing Plug and Play SCSI devices, pur- chase a cable that comes with a terminated connector. For diskette drives: Look in the package of cables and find the diskette drive signal cable.

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    Diskette Drive Cable Connect the diskette drive signal cable to the docking station in- terface board as shown in the following figure. Position the red edge as shown. Connecting the diskette drive signal cable Position the red edge of the signal cable as shown in the following figure and connect the cable to the drive.

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    Connect a large or small power cable connector to the drive (con- nector size depends on the drive you are installing). Power con- nectors are keyed to fit only one way. Connecting the diskette drive signal cable For IDE drives Locate the IDE cable in the bag of cables that came with the docking station.

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    IDE Cable Locate the cable connector to attach to the docking station board. The connector has a projection that acts as a key on one side. Align the cable connector and the key with the connector on the board and press firmly to attach them. Position the red edge of the cable as shown.

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    CAUTION When connecting the IDE cable, be sure to use the correct cable connector. Using the wrong connector can cause your system to malfunction and damage the cable. On the IDE cable, pick a connector to attach to your IDE device. Note the location of the blocked hole in the connector.

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    Align the gap on the device port with the blocked pin hole on the cable connector and connect them. Press firmly to secure the attachment. Connecting the IDE cable to the device On some IDE drives, the connector is reversed. The gap is in the top row of pins instead of the bottom row.

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    Audio Cable Attach the audio cable to the docking station interface board as shown in the following figure. 4-24 Adding Options...

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    Connecting the audio cable Connect a large or small power cable connector to the drive (con- nector size depends on the drive you are installing). Power con- nectors are keyed to fit only one way. The audio cable comes with two connectors. Pick the one that is appropriate for your drive type.

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    Connecting the IDE and power cables For SCSI drives To install SCSI devices, you must purchase an optional SCSI cable. If you are installing Plug and Play SCSI devices, purchase a cable that comes with a terminated connector. Locate your optional SCSI cable. It should look similar to the one shown in the following figure.

  • Page 67

    Optional SCSI signal cable Locate the SCSI cable connector on the docking station interface board. Connect the SCSI signal cable to the interface board. (Connectors are keyed to fit only one way.) Connecting the SCSI cable to the interface board Adding Options 4-27...

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    If you are installing a SCSI device with audio features (like a CD-ROM reader), connect the audio cable as follows: Locate the audio cable that came with the docking station. Audio cable Attach the audio cable to the docking station interface board. 4-28 Adding Options...

  • Page 69

    Connecting the audio cable When installing SCSI devices, use the end connector on the cable first. Attach the next SCSI device to next connector on the ca- ble. (Do not skip connectors when attaching more than one SCSI device.) Connect the cables to the back of the drive. (See the documenta- tion that came with the drive exact connector locations.

  • Page 70: Finishing Up

    Connecting SCSI cables To complete drive installation, go to “Finishing Up.” Finishing Up Finish up drive installation as follows. Locate the tabs on the bottom of the docking station chassis. Position the drive cage a little behind the tabs and lower it into the unit. Slide the drive cage forward until the tabs slide into the matching holes on the bottom of the drive cage.

  • Page 71

    Replacing drive cage screws If you installed a drive that requires external access, remove the drive slot cover from the docking station cover as follows: Locate the drive slot cover tabs inside the docking station cover. Gently push the tabs out until you can release the cover. Remove the slot cover and store it in a safe place for possible future use.

  • Page 72: Hard Disk Drives

    This section describes how to install a hard disk drive in the internal hard disk drive bay in the docking station. WARNING Make sure docking station power is off, the NEC Versa is not docked, peripheral devices are disconnected, and cables are de- tached from the docking station before beginning installation proce- dures.

  • Page 73: Specifying Master And Slave Drives

    Check the jumper settings on the drive before beginning the installation procedure. Only one drive can be identified as the master drive. If you plan to use the NEC Versa IDE drive when docked, set the docking station IDE drive to the slave setting. Adding Options 4-33...

  • Page 74: Installing The Drive

    Follow these instructions to install a hard disk drive in the internal drive bay of the docking station. WARNING Make sure docking station power is off, the NEC Versa is not docked, all peripheral devices are disconnected, and all power ca- bles are detached from the docking station before starting this pro- cedure.

  • Page 75

    Align the hard disk drive so that its cable connectors face the front of the docking station. Make sure the screw holes on the hard disk drive face the drive bracket in the docking station. Insert the drive into the drive bay. Aligning and installing the drive Align the screw holes on the drive with those on the bracket.

  • Page 76: Attaching Ide Drive Cables

    Use four screws and attach the disk drive to the guide. Attaching the drive to the bracket To continue, go to the appropriate cabling section: See “Attaching IDE Drive Cables” for IDE drive installations. See “Attaching SCSI Drive Cables” for SCSI drive installations. Attaching IDE Drive Cables Attach IDE drive cables as follows.

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    IDE Cable Locate the cable connector to attach to the docking station board. The connector has a projection that acts as a key on one side. Align the cable connector and the key with the connector on the board and press firmly to attach them. Connecting the cable to the docking station board Adding Options 4-37...

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    CAUTION When connecting the IDE cable, be sure to use the correct cable connector. Using the wrong connector can cause your system to malfunction and damage the cable. On the IDE cable, pick a connector to attach to your IDE device. Note the location of the blocked hole in the connector.

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    Press firmly to secure the attachment. Connecting the IDE cable to the device On some IDE drives, the connector is reversed. The gap is in the top row of pins instead of the bottom row. In this case, turn the cable over so that the red edge is on the opposite side of the one pictured.

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    Connecting the power cable to the interface board Connect the cables to the drive. Connecting the cables to the drive 4-40 Adding Options...

  • Page 81: Attaching Scsi Drive Cables

    If you have nothing else to install, replace the docking station cover as described in “Cover Replacement.” Proceed as follows: If you have a Plug and Play system, simply dock the NEC Versa and reboot your system. The NEC Versa automatically detects the new drive.

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    Optional SCSI cable Attach the connector on the SCSI cable to the connector on the board. The connectors are keyed to fit in only one position. Attaching the SCSI cable 4-42 Adding Options...

  • Page 83

    Locate the device power cable that came with the docking station. It looks similar to the one shown in the following figure. Power cable Attach the power cable to the docking station interface board as shown in the next figure. Attaching the power cable to the docking station board Adding Options 4-43...

  • Page 84

    Align the cable connector with the hard disk drive connector as shown. (The connectors are keyed to fit only one way.) When installing SCSI devices, use the end connector on the cable first. Attach the next SCSI device to next connector on the ca- ble.

  • Page 85: Versabay Ii Adapter Installation

    If you have nothing else to install, replace the docking station cover as described in “Cover Replacement.” Proceed as follows: If you have a Plug and Play system, simply dock the NEC Versa and reboot your system. The NEC Versa automatically detects the new drive.

  • Page 86: Securing The Nec Versabay Ii Adapter

    Lift the drive cage up and out of the docking station. Securing the NEC VersaBay II Adapter Next, use the following steps to secure the adapter to the docking station drive cage.

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    Sliding the adapter into the cage Using the four screws that came with the adapter, secure the adapter to the drive cage. Securing the adapter Adding Options 4-47...

  • Page 88: Attaching Cables

    Once the adapter is secured to the docking station drive cage, you’ll need to connect the IDE signal cable, the power cable, and, optionally, the audio ca- ble that ships with the NEC Versa Docking Station 6000. Attach the cables to the interface board as follows.

  • Page 89

    Connect the power cable to the docking station interface board, if not al- ready attached. Connecting the power cable Locate the IDE signal cable that came with your docking station. If an optional hard disk drive or CD-ROM drive is already installed, the IDE signal cable is already attached to the option.

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    IDE Cable Locate the cable connector to attach to the docking station board. The connector has a projection that acts as a key on one side. Align the cable connector and the key with the connector on the board and press firmly to attach them. Connecting the cable to the docking station board 4-50 Adding Options...

  • Page 91

    CAUTION When connecting the IDE cable, be sure to use the correct cable connector. Using the wrong connector can cause your system to malfunction and damage the cable. On the IDE cable, pick a connector to attach to your IDE device. Note the location of the blocked hole in the connector.

  • Page 92

    In this case, turn the cable over so that the red edge is on the opposite side of the one pictured. If you plan to play audio CDs using your NEC CD-ROM pack, you will need to connect the audio cable as follows: An audio cable is supplied with your NEC Versa Docking Station 6000.

  • Page 93

    Audio cable Attach the audio cable to the connector on the docking station in- terface board. Adding Options 4-53...

  • Page 94

    Connecting the audio cable Connect a large power cable connector to connector J4 on the adapter. Connecting IDE and power cables Connect the smaller, 3-pin audio cable connector to connector J1 on the adapter. 4-54 Adding Options...

  • Page 95: Finishing Up

    You do not need to connect the audio cable unless you plan to play audio CDs with the optional NEC CD-ROM pack. Connecting the audio cable To finish the installation, go to the next section, “Finishing Up.” Finishing Up Finish up drive installation as follows.

  • Page 96

    Replacing the Drive Cage Screws If you installed a drive that requires external access, remove the drive slot cover from the docking station cover as follows: Locate the drive slot cover tabs inside the docking station cover. Gently push the tabs out until you can release the cover. Remove the slot cover and store it in a safe place for possible future use.

  • Page 97

    Removing the drive slot cover Being careful to move cables out of the way to prevent crushing them, replace the docking station cover as described in “Cover Replacement.” Adding Options 4-57...

  • Page 98: Connecting Peripheral Devices

    Peripheral Devices You can connect peripheral devices, like a printer or an external monitor, to the NEC Docking Station 6000 for use when the NEC Versa is docked. Ports for connecting devices are found on the back of the docking station.

  • Page 99: External Monitor

    The cover is in place and secured. If the NEC Versa is docked, turn off power to the computer. (If you have a Plug and Play system, you can put your system into Suspend mode instead of turning off system power.)

  • Page 100

    Lower the CRT base onto the docking station. Lowering the CRT base into place Carefully center the external monitor on the CRT base or place it on the desk. WARNING Be sure to center the monitor on the CRT base and docking station (see the following figure).

  • Page 101

    Plug the other end of the power cable into a properly grounded wall outlet. Power on the external monitor. Power on the docking station. Always power on the monitor before powering on the NEC Versa. Otherwise, the system may not recognize the monitor type. 5-4 Connecting Peripheral Devices...

  • Page 102: External Keyboard

    When the external keyboard is plugged in, you can use either or both key- boards. Follow these steps to connect a PS/2-style keyboard to the docking station. Make sure NEC Versa power and docking station power are off. CAUTION Be sure power is off. Connecting an external keyboard while the power is on can damage the keyboard controller in the computer.

  • Page 103: External Mouse

    EXTERNAL MOUSE The NEC Docking Station 6000 lets you attach an external mouse. When a mouse is connected, the NEC Versa mouse, trackball, or NEC VersaGlide is disabled. Follow these steps to connect a PS/2-style mouse to the docking station.

  • Page 104: Microphone

    Docking station audio ports Microphone For the best results, NEC recommends that you use an omnidirectional monaural microphone that has an electric condenser. (See Appendix A, Specifications, for recommended microphone specifications.) To connect a microphone to the docking station, insert the microphone jack into the microphone port.

  • Page 105: Headphones Or Speakers

    If you encounter excessive noise or speaker feedback while recording, try lowering the volume or moving the speakers away from the docking station. Headphones or Speakers Use the headphones port to connect either headphones or external speakers to the docking station. Headphones WARNING Before plugging in headphones, make sure the system volume is...

  • Page 106: Line In

    Connect a standard telephone cable jack to the RJ11 port on the back of the docking station. This gives you access to the internal modem that comes with your NEC Versa 6000. (Not available on some models.) Connecting a phone cable...

  • Page 107: Gaming Devices

    Gaming Devices Connect your Joystick or other gaming devices to the MIDI Game port on the back of the docking station. Connecting a joystick Parallel Devices To connect a parallel printer, you need a parallel printer cable with a male 25-pin connector for the docking station and, for most parallel printers, a Centronics-compatible 36-pin connector.

  • Page 108

    Secure the printer cable as follows: Lock the connector to the printer with the connector clips. Secure the cable to the docking station with the screws provided. Connecting a parallel device Connect the power cable to the printer. If you are having trouble communicating with the parallel device, reboot your system.

  • Page 109: Serial Devices

    Serial Devices Use the following procedure to connect a serial printer, modem, or any other RS-232C device to the COM port on the docking station. Serial devices must have a serial cable with a 9-pin female connector on one end to connect to your docking station. Other cable requirements depend upon the device.

  • Page 110: External Scsi Devices

    Reconnect any options that you disconnected. Turn on the device and the docking station. External SCSI Devices Attach external SCSI devices as follows: Check that the SCSI device is set up properly. See the documentation that came with the device to verify switch and jumper settings. Turn off and unplug the docking station and any external devices con- nected to it.

  • Page 111: Specifications

    Specifications The following specifications are standard except where noted. Features Windows 95 reconfiguration support Full Windows for Workgroups and MS-DOS 6.22 support Plug ‘n’ Play capabilities Innovative mechanical docking mechanism Three-position keylock with audible alarm Volume control knob High-quality stereo speakers with 2.3 W per channel output capability, stereo left and right channels Input/Output Facilities Docking connector...

  • Page 112

    Versa Battery Charging status Keylock status Power Supply Input voltage: 115 to 230 V; manual switching Frequency: 50/60 Hz Output Voltage to the NEC Versa 13.0 V (0 A, 1.7 A, 2.8 A) 13.0 V (4.1 A, 2.4 A, 0 A) Dimensions Height Front: 4.5 in.

  • Page 113

    Storage Requirements Temperature: –4°F to 122°F (–20°C to 50°C) Humidity: 10% to 85% (noncondensing) Provided Software NEC Docking Station 6000 Setup Utility EX-SCSI Drivers Intel Plug n Play kit (Windows for Workgroup systems only) Docking Station drivers BIOS Update Diskette...

  • Page 114: Pin Assignments

    Pin Assignments KEYBOARD AND MOUSE PORTS The ports for the external keyboard and mouse are 6-pin mini-DIN female ports. The keyboard and mouse connectors are male connectors. Keyboard and mouse ports KEYBOARD/MOUSE PORT PIN ASSIGNMENTS Signal Function KBDATA Keyboard data (MOUSEDATA) (Mouse data) —...

  • Page 115: Com Port

    COM PORT COM port pin assignments are as follows. COM port COM PORT PIN ASSIGNMENTS Function Carrier Detect Receive Data Transmit Data Data Terminal Ready Signal Ground Data Set Ready Request to Send Clear to Send Ring Indicator B-2 Pin Assignments...

  • Page 116: Printer Port

    PRINTER PORT Printer port pin assignments are as follows. Printer port PRINTER PORT PIN ASSIGNMENTS Function Strobe Data Bit 0 Data Bit 1 Data Bit 2 Data Bit 3 Data Bit 4 Data Bit 5 Data Bit 6 Data Bit 7 Acknowledge Busy Select...

  • Page 117: Monitor Port

    MONITOR PORT Monitor port pin assignments are as follows. Monitor port MONITOR PORT PIN ASSIGNMENTS Function Green Blue VESA option (1) Ground Red return (ground) Green return (ground) Blue return (ground) Sync return (ground) VESA Option (2) VESA Data Horizontal sync Vertical sync VESA CLK B-4 Pin Assignments...

  • Page 118: At Interface Connectors

    AT INTERFACE CONNECTORS AT interface pin assignments are as follows. AT INTERFACE PIN ASSIGNMENTS Signal –I/O CH CK I/O CH RDY SA19 SA18 SA17 SA16 SA15 SA14 SA13 SA12 SA11 SA10 Pin Assignments B-5...

  • Page 119

    AT INTERFACE PIN ASSIGNMENTS (CONT’D) Signal Ground RESET DRV +5 Vdc Power IRQ9 –5 Vdc Power DRQ2 –12 Vdc Power –OWS +12 Vdc Power Ground –SMEMW –SMEMR –IOW –IOR –DACK3 DRQ3 –DACK1 DRQ1 –REFRESH IRQ7 IRQ6 IRQ5 IRQ4 IRQ3 –DACK2 BALE +5 Vdc Power...

  • Page 120

    AT INTERFACE PIN ASSIGNMENTS (CONT’D) Signal –SBHE LA23 LA22 LA21 LA20 LA19 LA18 LA17 –MEMR –MEMW SD08 SD09 SD10 SD11 SD12 SD13 SD14 SD15 –MEM CS16 –I/O CS16 IRQ10 IRQ11 IRQ12 IRQ15 IRQ14 –DACK0 DRQ0 –DACK5 DRQ5 –DACK6 DRQ6 –DACK7 DRQ7 +5 Vdc Power...

  • Page 121: Expansion Port

    EXPANSION PORT Pin assignments for the docking expansion port are as follows. DOCKING EXPANSION PORT ASSIGNMENTS Signal Description CD3# Docking Detect [3] 2 to 5 CHRPW Charge Power QVCC Q Buffer Vcc Not Used PREQB PCI Bus Request B GNTA# PC/PCI Bus Grants Digital GND PCIRST...

  • Page 122

    DOCKING EXPANSION PORT ASSIGNMENTS (CONT’D) Signal Description IRDY# PCI Initiator Ready DEVSEL# PCI Device Select STOP# PCI Stop PERR# PCI Parity Error SERR# PCI System Error C/BE1# PCI Bus Command and Byte Enable 1 AD15 PCI Address and Data Bus [15] AD13 PCI Address and Data Bus [13] AD12...

  • Page 123

    DOCKING EXPANSION PORT ASSIGNMENTS (CONT’D) Signal Description DSMICINL Barrack Board Mic In Left CD4# Docking Detect [4] VSYNC CRT SYNC Not Used 63 to 64 Digital GND HSYNC CRT SYNC 66 to 67 Digital GND PREQA PCI Bus Request A Not Used REQA# PC/PCI Bus Requests...

  • Page 124

    DOCKING EXPANSION PORT ASSIGNMENTS (CONT’D) Signal Description IRQ4 ISA IRQ 4 Digital GND IRQ3 ISA IRQ 3 TRDY# PCI Target Ready Digital GND LOCK# PCI Lock PBID1 Port Bar ID1 PCI Parity PBID2 Port Bar ID 2 AD14 PCI Address and Data Bus [14] BUSTYPE Bus Type ID: H –...

  • Page 125

    DOCKING EXPANSION PORT ASSIGNMENTS (CONT’D) Signal Description Not Used VCR1 VCR Power On Detect [1] CONT VESA Control BLUE CRT Blue Digital GND AGNDV Analog GND for Video OPT2 VESA Option [2] OPT1 VESA Option [1] 128 to 129 Digital GND Request to Send Digital GND Clear to Send...

  • Page 126

    DOCKING EXPANSION PORT ASSIGNMENTS (CONT’D) Signal Description DSON# NB Power Control 5VDD EXCHGENB1 External Battery Charge Enable Digital GND Not Used Digital GND Not Used Digital GND 157 to 158 Not Used POWOK NB Power Good DCKINTR Dock Interrupt EXMSDAT External Mouse Data FD Select EXMSCLK...

  • Page 127

    DOCKING EXPANSION PORT ASSIGNMENTS (CONT’D) Signal Description VCR2# VCR Power On Detect [2] CD2# Docking Detect [2] GREEN CRT Green CRT Red 183 to 185 AGNDV Analog GND for Video VEDAT VESA Data VECLK VESA Clock 188 to 192 Digital GND PCTYPE1 PC Type ID 1 Device Carrier Detect...

  • Page 128

    DOCKING EXPANSION PORT ASSIGNMENTS (CONT’D) Signal Description PSELECT Printer Select PDATA3 Printer Data [3] PBUSY Printer Busy PDATA4 Printer Data [4] PACK Printer Acknowledge PDATA5 Printer Data [5] PERROR# Printer Error PDATA6 Printer Data [6] Printer Paper Empty PDATA7 Printer Data [7] Not Used PSTROBE# Printer Data Strobe...

  • Page 129: Solving Problems

    Check that the NEC Versa is connected properly to the docking station. Check that NEC Versa power is turned on and that the NEC Versa is not in a power-saving state such as Sleep mode.

  • Page 130: If You Need Help

    If you have a problem with your Docking Station 6000, first review the checklist and problems listed previously. If you still have a problem, call the NEC Technical Support Center (TSC), toll free, at 1-800-632-4525. Direct technical help is available Monday through Friday, between 8:30 AM and 8:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time (EST) for the following support.

  • Page 131

    NEC FastFacts at 1-800-366-0476 and requesting catalog number seven. 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. Solving Problems C-3...

  • Page 132

    Docking Station 4000 Software Setup, 3-2 Docking Station Care, 1-11, 1-12 Battery Charging, 1-13 Docking Station Precautions, 1-11 Bays, Expansion Board, 4-1 Docking the NEC Versa, 2-6 Drive Cage Removal, 4-13 Drives, 4-1 Cables hard disk drive installation, 4-32 diskette drives, 4-18...

  • Page 133

    Monitor Port Pin Assignments, B-4 Problem Checklist, C-1 Mouse Connector Pin Assignments, B-1 Multiple Configuration Systems, 3-6 Removing the Drive Cage, 4-13 Replacing the Drive Cage, 4-30, 4-55 NEC Versa Docking, 2-6 Routine Care, 1-12 Non-Plug and Play Option Configuration, Index-2...

  • Page 134

    SCSI Device, External, 5-13 SCSI Drive Cabling, 4-26 SCSI Drives, 4-33 Serial Device Connection, 5-12 Setting Up the Hardware, 2-1 Setting Your NEC Versa for Docking, 2-4 Software Setup, 3-2 Solving Problems, C-1 Sound System Specifications, A-1 Speakers, External, 5-8...

  • Page 135

    (For United States Use Only) FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE STATEMENT WARNING: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.

  • Page 136

    (5). If too many devices are attached, they may not ring properly. Modem Service Requirements If the modem malfunctions, all repairs should be performed by NEC Technologies or an NEC Authorized Service Center. It is the responsibility of users requiring service to report the need for service to NEC Technologies or to an NEC Authorized Service Center.

  • Page 137

    (For Canadian Use Only) This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations. Cet appareil numérique de la classe B repecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouillage du Canada. Canadian Department of Communications Modem Connection Requirements NOTE: The Canadian Department of Communications label identifies certified equipment.

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