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   Summary of Contents for NEC VERSA MEDIADOCK 2000

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    PROPRIETARY NOTICE AND LIABILITY DISCLAIMER The information disclosed in this document, including all designs and related materials, is the valuable property of NEC Corporation (NEC) and/or its licensors. NEC and/or its licensors, as appropriate, reserve all patent, copyright and other...

  • Page 2: Using This Guide

    MediaDock 2000. Chapter 3 to set up and use the software needed for your NEC Versa 2000 computer to recognize and let you use the MediaDock 2000 and its CD ROM reader. Chapter 4 to learn more about using the MediaDock 2000 and the built-in CD ROM reader.

  • Page 3: Text Setup

    For example, type and press Enter RELATED DOCUMENTS See the following documents for information related to Me- diaDock 2000 and NEC Versa 2000 system operation: Your NEC Versa 2000 User’s Guide. ® The Microsoft Windows for Workgroups, Windows 95, and MS-DOS operating system documentation that came with your NEC Versa 2000 computer.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Docking Your Versa 2000 Computer....Powering On............Detaching Your NEC Versa 2000 and MediaDock 2000 ............2-10 Powering Off ............2-10 Disconnecting Your NEC Versa 2000 ....2-12 MediaDock 2000 Care..........2-13 Precautions ............2-13 Routine Care............2-14 Setting Up and Using the Software Setting Up MediaDock 2000 Software ......

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    Using DOS-Based Functions........ Changing the Volume........Changing IRQ and DMA Settings ....Using the MediaDock 2000 Changing the Volume..........Using the Hardware to Adjust the Volume .... Using the Software to Adjust the Volume ..... Using Windows 95.......... Using Windows for Workgroups ..... CD-ROM Use............

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    Specifications Solving Problems Problem Checklist............. Troubleshooting............If You Need Help............Index Contents v...

  • Page 7: Introducing The Mediadock 2000

    MediaDock 2000 ® The NEC Versa MediaDock™ 2000 transforms your NEC Versa 2000 notebook computer into a multifaceted multimedia desktop system. In addition to its multimedia capabilities, the MediaDock 2000 provides I/O ports including a parallel port, serial device port, PS/2-style keyboard/mouse port, and external CRT port.

  • Page 8: What's In The Box

    WHAT’S IN THE BOX Carefully unpack and check the contents of the MediaDock 2000 shipping carton. MediaDock 2000 accessories are packed in the bottom of the shipping carton. Make sure you have the hardware components shown in the following figure and that they are in good condition. If anything is damaged or missing, contact your dealer.

  • Page 9: Mediadock 2000 Features

    Enhanced Parallel Port (EPP) support, a serial port for serial (RS232-C) devices, and a CRT port for an external monitor. Locking latches that secure your NEC Versa 2000 computer to the MediaDock 2000. The sections that follow give the location and a description of each feature.

  • Page 10: Front And Right Side Features

    Front and Right Side Features The following figure shows features located on the front and right side of the MediaDock 2000. Descriptions follow the figure. Docking Connector Quad-Speed CD-ROM Reader Locking Latches Volume Control Docking Lever MediaDock 2000 front and right side features Features on the front and side of the MediaDock 2000 are described next.

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    Docking Lever — Push the docking lever forward to lock your NEC Versa 2000 computer into place. Lift and pull the lever back to release the computer. Docking Connector — The docking connector lets you dock your NEC Versa 2000 computer and access the MediaDock 2000’s CD-ROM and sound capabilities.

  • Page 12: Rear Features

    Rear Features The following figure shows features located on the rear of the MediaDock 2000. Features on the rear of the MediaDock 2000 are described in the following section. Microphone Serial Port Line-Out Printer Port Line-In CRT Port Power Joystick Port Headphones/ PS/2-style...

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    PS/2-type Keyboard Port — Lets you add an external keyboard. PS/2-type Mouse Port — Lets you add an external mouse. Joystick/MIDI port — If you are using a joystick or MIDI device, install the device in this port. Serial Port — Use this port to install any serial (RS232-C) devices.

  • Page 14: Rear Panel Icons

    Rear Panel Icons The following lists provides a description of rear panel icons. — Headphones/External Speakers — Line-In — Microphone — Line-Out — Keyboard — Mouse — Joystick/MIDI 1-8 Introducing the MediaDock 2000...

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    — Serial — Parallel — CRT Now that you have familiarized yourself with MediaDock 2000 features, go to Section 2, “Getting Started” for setup and docking instructions. Introducing the MediaDock 2000 1-9...

  • Page 16: Getting Started

    Finding a good location for the MediaDock 2000 Connecting your NEC Versa 2000 computer and Medi- aDock 2000 Powering on and off. This chapter also provides the procedures to use when you are finished using the MediaDock 2000 and NEC Versa 2000 together. Getting Started 2-1...

  • Page 17: Setup Location

    SETUP LOCATION Before setting up your MediaDock 2000, find a good loca- tion for using it. Here are some guidelines. Select a flat, sturdy surface, like a desktop or table, so you have access to both the front and back of the unit. Choose an area away from extremely warm or cold sur- roundings, direct sunlight, excessive dust, vibration, shock or moisture.

  • Page 18: Hardware Setup

    HARDWARE SETUP Setting up your NEC Versa 2000 computer and MediaDock 2000 involves the following: Connecting the power cable to your MediaDock 2000 and an electrical outlet Docking your NEC Versa 2000 computer on your Me- diaDock 2000 Powering on using your NEC Versa 2000 computer power switch.

  • Page 19: Connecting The Power Cable

    Connecting the Power Cable The power cable that came with your MediaDock 2000 provides power to your MediaDock 2000 and your NEC Versa 2000 computer. Connect the power cable as follows: Position your MediaDock 2000 on a flat surface. Attach one end of the power cable to the MediaDock 2000 power port.

  • Page 20: Docking Your Versa 2000 Computer

    Turn off power to your NEC Versa 2000 computer. Verify that the power cord is connected to your Medi- aDock 2000 and a wall outlet. Open the expansion port cover on the back of your NEC Versa 2000 computer and slide it underneath the expan- sion port.

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    Opening the NEC Versa 2000 expansion port cover Stowing the expansion port cover Turn your NEC Versa 2000 computer around, and align its expansion connector with the docking connector on your MediaDock 2000. 2-6 Getting Started...

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    Docking Connector Aligning your NEC Versa 2000 with your MediaDock 2000 Locate the indents on the rear of your NEC Versa 2000 computer. Place the indents underneath MediaDock 2000 tabs. Indents MediaDock 2000 Tabs Locating NEC Versa 2000 indents While holding your computer in place, push the Medi- aDock 2000 docking lever all the way to the back of the unit, securing it into place in the locking notch.

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    Locking Notch Securing the docking lever Your NEC Versa 2000 computer is now docked. Keep the following in mind. To use the MediaDock 2000, the power cable must be connected. The MediaDock 2000 power cable powers both the MediaDock 2000 and the NEC Versa 2000 connected to it.

  • Page 24: Powering On

    Up and Using the Software”, to install audio drivers and the online version of this user’s guide. Powering On Your NEC Versa 2000 power button controls the power to your MediaDock 2000. Turn your MediaDock 2000 power on as follows:...

  • Page 25: Detaching Your Nec Versa 2000 And Mediadock 2000

    (for more details, see your NEC Versa 2000 User’s Guide). Detaching Your NEC Versa 2000 and MediaDock 2000 When you finish using your MediaDock 2000 and NEC Versa 2000 computer together, power down and disconnect the two as described next.

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    Turn power off as follows: Locate the power button on your NEC Versa 2000 com- puter. Power Button Turning power off Slide the power button towards the right, hold it briefly, and release it. Close your NEC Versa 2000 computer LCD panel.

  • Page 27: Disconnecting Your Nec Versa 2000

    Disconnecting Your NEC Versa 2000 Remove the NEC Versa 2000 from the MediaDock 2000 as follows. CAUTION: Turn off your NEC Versa 2000 computer power before disconnecting it from your MediaDock 2000. Keeping power on can damage your com- puter, MediaDock 2000, or both.

  • Page 28: Mediadock 2000 Care

    MEDIADOCK 2000 CARE Your MediaDock 2000 is designed to provide many hours of dynamic sound. With protective measures and proper care, you can prevent problems and promote the successful operation and long life span of your MediaDock 2000. Precautions Follow these precautions when using and storing your MediaDock 2000.

  • Page 29: Routine Care

    Keep food and liquids away from your MediaDock 2000 and your NEC Versa 2000 computer. Now that you have setup your MediaDock 2000 with your NEC Versa 2000 computer, go to Chapter 3, “Setting Up and Using Software” for complete procedures on running the MediaDock 2000 Setup Utility.

  • Page 30: Setting Up And Using The Software

    SETTING UP MEDIADOCK 2000 SOFTWARE There are two different software setup procedures depend- ing on whether you are running Windows for Workgroups (WFWG), or Windows 95 on your NEC Versa 2000 com- puter. Refer to the appropriate steps in the following sections to...

  • Page 31: Running The Setup Utility - Windows For Workgroups

    NEC Versa 2000 computer lets you choose a mobile or docked configuration. See “Choosing a Configuration” later in this section. Follow the instructions in Chapter 2 and dock your NEC Versa 2000 computer on your MediaDock 2000. Power on your computer.

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    Type and press or click “OK.” a:winstall Enter Respond to the utility prompts as follows: After reading the message that introduces the Medi- aDock 2000 Setup Utility, click “OK” or press Enter to continue with the setup. Specify the disk drive on which to install the software.

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    When prompted, select installation operations in the following order. Driver installation Click the “Driver Installation” button. Select “Default Board Configuration” at the prompt. NOTE: Upon completing the audio driver installa- tion, do not select “Restart Windows.” Doing so will terminate the installation procedure. Click the “Install Software”...

  • Page 34: Choosing A Configuration

    Use the new boot up procedure as follows: Power on your NEC Versa 2000 computer as you would normally. A menu similar to the following is displayed. 1. MediaDock 2000 Configuration 2.

  • Page 35: Running The Setup Utility - Windows 95

    To begin, locate the NEC MediaDock 2000 Setup Utility diskette in the shipping carton. Make sure power to your NEC Versa 2000 computer is turned off. Dock your MediaDock 2000 to your NEC Versa 2000 computer. See “Hardware Setup” in Chapter 2 for instructions on docking your MediaDock 2000.

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    When setup is complete, remove the NEC MediaDock 2000 Setup Utility from the diskette drive. Installation is complete. To access the online version of the NEC Versa Series MediaDock 2000 User’s Guide that you just installed, complete the following. Select “Start” from the Taskbar. Select “Programs.”...

  • Page 37: Using Dos-based Functions

    Using DOS-Based Functions Two sound control utilities are stored on your hard disk drive when you run the MediaDock 2000 Setup utility. When using applications that run from MS-DOS, you may need to change these sound settings. The following two utilities let you adjust the speaker vol- ume and change the DMA and IRQ addresses.

  • Page 38: Changing Irq And Dma Settings

    To change a volume setting, type the following: The command followed by the space. essvol The code for the setting to change followed by a colon changes the master volume changes the line volume changes the wave volume changes the mic volume changed the CD volume changes the synthesizer volume.

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    CAUTION Only change MediaDock 2000 sound IRQ and DMA settings as a last resort. If you change the settings to run a DOS application, you may need to change the settings back to the defaults before running Windows. In some cases changing these settings can create system conflicts.

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    To change a setting, type the number that appears in front of the option and press Enter Specify a new setting from the options displayed. When done, select to quit and use your DOS-based application. Go to Section 4, “Using the MediaDock 2000” for informa- tion on controlling MediaDock sound, and CD-ROM reader functionality.

  • Page 41: Using The Mediadock 2000

    Using the MediaDock 2000 This chapter describes how to use the MediaDock 2000 audio capabilities including adjusting the volume, and using the CD-ROM reader. CHANGING THE VOLUME You can adjust the MediaDock 2000 volume via hardware or software. See the following sections for complete in- structions.

  • Page 42: Using The Software To Adjust The Volume

    Click on the Audio Applications icon in the Program Manager. Click on the Volume Control icon. Use the VersaGlide on your NEC Versa 2000 computer to move the volume control up to increase the volume, down to decrease the volume. Or, select “Mute” to turn off sound completely.

  • Page 43: Cd-rom Use

    NOTE: The CD-ROM reader only works when your MediaDock 2000 is connected to AC power, your NEC Versa 2000 is docked, and your computer is powered on. Use the CD-ROM reader to load and start programs from a compact disc (CD).

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    The quad-speed CD-ROM reader features are shown in the following figure. Descriptions of these features follow. Stop/Eject Button Busy Lamp CD-ROM Reader Headphone Volume Control Jack CD-ROM reader controls and indicators Headphone jack — This port lets you plug in head- phones for audio CDs only, (use the headphone port on the rear of the MediaDock 2000 for entertainment and educational CDs).

  • Page 45: Cd Loading

    CD Loading NEC gives you two exciting CD titles to get you started. These include: American Heritage Talking Dictionary from Sofkey™ Smithsonian’s America from Creative Media™ To insert a CD into the CD-ROM reader, follow these steps. Press the stop/eject button. A CD tray emerges from the reader door.

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    Put your CD, printed side up, into the circular impres- sion in the tray. Loading a CD into the reader Press the stop/eject button again. The reader automati- cally pulls in the tray. To remove a CD, simply press the stop/eject button and re- move the CD when the tray slides out.

  • Page 47: Audio Cds

    AUDIO CDs This section describes how to play an audio CD from Win- dows for Workgroups and Windows 95. Using Audio CDs under Windows for Workgroups To use audio CDs under Windows for Workgroups, you must first load audio drivers as described in the following steps.

  • Page 48: Playing An Audio Cd From Windows For Workgroups

    Playing an Audio CD from Windows for Workgroups Follow these instructions to play audio CDs. Insert a CD into the tray. Press the Stop/Eject button to open and close the tray. From Windows, double click on the Accessories pro- gram group. In Accessories, highlight and double click on the Media Player icon.

  • Page 49: Using Entertainment Cds

    Using Entertainment CDs Read the following sections for information on playing a game or educational CD from Windows for Workgroups, Windows 95 or in MS-DOS mode. Playing Entertainment CDs using Windows for Workgroups or Windows 95 When running Windows for Workgroups, or Windows 95 use the following steps to run a game or educational CD.

  • Page 50: Playing Entertainment Cds In Ms-dos Mode

    DOS mode icon. Your computer automatically enters MS- DOS mode and installs the necessary drivers for the game. Follow the instructions that came with the game to in- stall it in your NEC Versa 2000 computer. Click on the Windows 95 Taskbar and select “Proper- ties.”...

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    Click on the new item and select “Properties” from the pop-up menu. Left click on the “Program” tab. Select “Advanced.” Select “MS-DOS mode.” The default setting includes a warning every time you enter MS-DOS mode. Select “Specify a new MS-DOS configuration.” Con- fig.sys and autoexec.bat windows appear.

  • Page 52: Cd Care

    CD CARE When handling CDs, keep the following guidelines in mind. Always pick up the disc by its edges. Handle a disc by its edges Avoid scratching or soiling the side of the disc that has no printing or writing on it. This is the data side of the disc.

  • Page 53: Emergency Eject

    Clean fingerprints or dust from the disc by wiping it with a soft cloth. Gently brush the cloth from the center of the disc toward the edge. CAUTION: Avoid using benzene, paint thinner, re- cord cleaner, static repellent, or any other chemical on the disc.

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    Insert a tiny screwdriver (jeweler-type screwdriver) into the eject hole. Turn the screwdriver clockwise until the disc tray emerges. 4-14 Using the MediaDock 2000...

  • Page 55: Connecting Options

    Connecting Options The MediaDock 2000 provides ports for the connection of a number of external options, including the following: Headphones/external speakers Line-In Microphone Line-Out External keyboard/mouse Joystick Serial device Parallel printer External monitor. This chapter describes how to connect these options to your MediaDock 2000.

  • Page 56: Headphones Or External Speakers

    HEADPHONES OR EXTERNAL SPEAKERS Follow these steps to connect headphones or external speak- ers to your MediaDock 2000. NOTE: The following procedure describes installing headphones. Use the same procedure for installing external speakers. External speakers connect to the same port. Connect headphones as follows.

  • Page 57: Line-in Device

    LINE-IN DEVICE Follow these steps to connect a line-in device to the Medi- aDock 2000. Locate the line-in port on the rear of the MediaDock 2000. Insert the line-in cable into the port. Line-In port on the MediaDock 2000 Connecting Options 5-3...

  • Page 58: External Microphone

    EXTERNAL MICROPHONE Follow these steps to connect an external microphone to the MediaDock 2000. NOTE: You can record only mono sound when us- ing a microphone for recording with the MediaDock 2000. If you experience audio feedback during use, move the microphone away from the MediaDock 2000.

  • Page 59: Line-out Device

    LINE-OUT DEVICE Follow these steps to connect a line-out device to the Medi- aDock 2000. Locate the line-out port on the rear of the MediaDock 2000. Insert the line-out cable into the port. Line-Out Port Line-Out port on the MediaDock 2000 Connecting Options 5-5...

  • Page 60: External Ps/2 Keyboard

    EXTERNAL PS/2 KEYBOARD Follow these steps to connect an external PS/2 keyboard to the MediaDock 2000. Locate the PS/2 keyboard port on the rear of the Medi- aDock 2000. Insert the keyboard cable into the connector. Keyboard Port Keyboard port on the MediaDock 2000 5-6 Connecting Options...

  • Page 61: External Ps/2 Mouse

    EXTERNAL PS/2 MOUSE Follow these steps to connect an external PS/2 mouse to the MediaDock 2000. Locate the PS/2 mouse port on the rear of the Medi- aDock 2000. Insert the keyboard cable into the connector. PS/2 Mouse Port PS/2 mouse port on the MediaDock 2000 Connecting Options 5-7...

  • Page 62: Joystick/midi Device

    JOYSTICK/MIDI DEVICE Follow these steps to connect a joystick/MIDI device to the MediaDock 2000. Locate the joystick port on the rear of the MediaDock 2000. Insert the joystick cable into the joystick port. Joystick Port Joystick port on the MediaDock 2000 5-8 Connecting Options...

  • Page 63: Serial Device

    SERIAL DEVICE Follow these steps to connect a serial device to the Medi- aDock 2000. Locate the serial device port on the rear of the Medi- aDock 2000. Insert the serial device cable into the serial port. Serial Port Serial port on the MediaDock 2000 Connecting Options 5-9...

  • Page 64: Parallel Device

    PARALLEL DEVICE Follow these steps to connect a parallel device (like a par- allel printer) to the MediaDock 2000. Locate the parallel port on the rear of the MediaDock 2000. Insert the parallel device cable into the parallel port. Parallel Port Parallel port on the MediaDock 2000 5-10 Connecting Options...

  • Page 65: External Monitor

    EXTERNAL MONITOR Follow these steps to connect an external monitor to the MediaDock 2000. Locate the external monitor port on the rear of the Me- diaDock 2000. Insert the external monitor cable into the external moni- tor port. External Monitor Port External monitor port on the MediaDock 2000 Connecting Options 5-11...

  • Page 66: Specifications

    Specifications The following specifications are standard except where noted. Features CDR-4x — Quad-speed CD-ROM reader Soundblaster Pro Compatible Sound Subsystem ESS™ 688 Sound Chip Yamaha™ OPL3 MIDI sequencer Two mid-range speakers Two channels, software volume control Wave Audio compatible A/D D/A converter Up to 44.1 KHz sampling frequency, 16 bit (CD- quality) Quad-Speed CD-ROM Reader...

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    Input/Output Facilities Headphone/External Speaker Port — This port lets you plug in headphones or external speakers. Line-In — This port lets you use another audio system, like a home stereo, as an input source. Use a cable to connect to the Line-Out port on the other audio system to record or play.

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    Indicator LEDs 4X speed lamp on front panel of the CD reader Busy lamp on front panel of the CD reader Power Supply Input voltage: 115 to 230 V; autosensing, autoswitching Total Power Consumption 70W maximum Frequency: 50/60 Hz Output Voltage 12.0 V (3.5 A) 19.0 V (2.2 A) Dimensions...

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    Provided Software MediaDock 2000 Setup Utility Audio drivers American Heritage Talking Dictionary from Sofkey™ Smithsonian’s America from Creative Media™ A-4 Specifications...

  • Page 70: Solving Problems

    Solving Problems This appendix describes what to do if you encounter prob- lems using your NEC Versa series MediaDock 2000 option. Use the information in this appendix to determine and fix the problems. Often, you can solve problems that occur by yourself.

  • Page 71: Troubleshooting

    The docking lever does not pull forward when trying to dock your NEC Versa 2000 computer. Remove the NEC Versa 2000 computer from the Medi- aDock 2000 and check that the computer’s expansion port cover is opened and stowed properly. See “Docking Your Versa 2000 Computer”...

  • Page 72: If You Need Help

    If you have a problem with your MediaDock 2000, first re- view 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).

  • Page 73: Index

    Choosing a configuration Battery operation, 2-8 Windows for Workgroups, 3-5 Cleaning the MediaDock 2000, 2-14 Care Connecting CD, 4-12, 4-13 NEC Versa 2000, 2-5 MediaDock 2000, 2-13 options, 5-1 Carton contents, 1-2 Connecting options CD titles external monitor, 5-11 American Heritage Talking...

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    Musical instrument device interface Headphone ports, 1-6, A-2 (MIDI), 1-7 Mute, 4-2 Icons, 1-8 If you need help, B-3 NEC Versa 2000 computer Indicator LEDs, A-3 connection, 2-5 Introduction, 1-1 Power management features, 2-8 Joystick, 1-7, A-2 Online user's guide, 3-7...

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    Problem checklist, B-1 Troubleshooting, B-2 Provided software, A-4 Turning off power, 2-10 Turning on power, 2-9 Quad-Speed reader emergency eject, 4-13 Undocking the NEC Versa 2000, 2-12 Rear panel Usage precautions, 2-13 icons, 1-8 Using the CD-ROM, 4-3 Running the setup utility...

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