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   Summary of Contents for NEC VERSA TXI

  • Page 1

    NEC is a registered trademark, Versa is a registered trademark, and VersaBay and VersaGlide are trademarks of NEC Corporation and/or one or more of its subsidiaries. All are used under license. Microsoft, Windows, Windows NT, and the Windows logo are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Text Setup ..........................x Related Documents ....................... x 1 Introducing Your NEC Versa Before You Begin ......................1-2 About Your NEC Versa TXi Notebook ................1-3 Around the Front of the System ..................1-4 LCD Panel........................1-4 Base Unit........................1-5 Power Button .......................

  • Page 3

    System Care........................2-14 Precautions for System Use..................2-14 Storage Requirements ....................2-15 Routine Cleaning.......................2-15 3 Using the BIOS Setup Utility Introducing BIOS Setup .....................3-2 Entering BIOS Setup ......................3-2 BIOS Setup Main Menu....................3-3 How to Use Setup......................3-3 Main Menu ........................3-5 Advanced Menu ......................3-9 Security Menu ......................3-11 Boot Menu.........................3-13 Exit Menu........................3-14 Managing System Power....................3-15...

  • Page 4

    Phoenix BaySwap Utility....................5-3 Installing the Phoenix BaySwap Utility..............5-4 Using the Phoenix BaySwap Utility ................5-4 Removing a Device from the NEC VersaBay IV Slot ..........5-5 Installing a Device in the NEC VersaBay IV Slot ............5-6 Variable-Speed CD-ROM Drive..................5-7 CD Loading.........................

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    Storage Cards ......................6-3 Other Cards .........................6-3 PC Card Slots ......................6-3 Inserting a PC Card .....................6-4 Removing a PC Card....................6-5 Mini PCI LAN/Modem Card .....................6-5 Connecting the Mini PCI LAN ...................6-5 Connecting the Internal Modem..................6-6 Installing the Online Modem Guide................6-6 Internet Connections......................6-7 Accessing the Internet ....................6-7 Sending and Receiving Email ..................6-8 Modifying the Internet and Email Shortcut Keys............6-8...

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    10 Solving System Problems Problem Checklist ......................10-2 Start-Up Problems......................10-3 Post Error Messages....................10-4 Beep Codes ....................... 10-6 If You Need Assistance....................10-7 11 Getting Service and Support Service and Support Contact Information ................ 11-2 Web Site........................... 11-3 FTP Site ........................... 11-3 Support Services ......................

  • Page 7: Using This Guide

    The NEC Versa TXi User’s Guide gives you the information you need to maximize the use of your NEC Versa notebook computer. Read this guide to familiarize yourself with the NEC Versa and its features. For specific information see Chapter 1, “Introducing Your NEC Versa,” to acquaint yourself with the system hardware.

  • Page 8: Text Conventions

    See the following documents for additional information on your NEC Versa notebook computer: The NEC Versa TXi Quick Setup sheet helps get your system up and running. The NEC Versa TXi Quick Reference card provides an easy-to-carry reference to LED meanings, controls, function key combinations, and NEC Computers support numbers.

  • Page 9: Introducing Your Nec Versa

    Introducing Your NEC Versa Before You Begin About Your NEC Versa TXi Notebook Around the Front of the System Around the Back of the System Around the Left Side of the System Around the Right Side of the System Around the Bottom of the System...

  • Page 10: Before You Begin

    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 TXi notebook computer is ready to go! To get started, do the following: Read Appendix A, “Setting Up a Healthy Work Environment,”...

  • Page 11: About Your Nec Versa Txi Notebook

    About Your NEC Versa TXi Notebook The NEC Versa TXi notebook computer offers you a portable system filled with exciting resources for home, business, or travel. Standard features include a powerful ® Intel Pentium III microprocessor 750 MHz, 700 MHz, 650 MHz, or 600 MHz with Intel SpeedStep™...

  • Page 12: Around The Front Of The System

    Around the Front of the System The NEC Versa TXi notebook is compact with features on every side. First, look at the front of the NEC Versa TXi. The following sections describe front features, beginning with the liquid crystal display (LCD) panel.

  • Page 13: Base Unit

    Base Unit The base unit of your NEC Versa notebook offers the features shown in the following figure. Feature descriptions are provided after the figure. After extended use, the surface of the base unit, below the keyboard, may become hot to the touch.

  • Page 14: Operating Status Leds

    B – Caps Lock D – Num Lock — Hard Disk Drive — lights when the NEC Versa notebook writes data to or retrieves data from the internal hard disk drive. — Caps Lock — lights when Caps Lock is in effect.

  • Page 15

    VersaGlide to control the position of the cursor. Use the left and right selection buttons below the VersaGlide to select menu items. Use the scroll button to scroll up or down in a document. See “Using the NEC VersaGlide Touchpad” in Chapter 2 for information about customizing VersaGlide settings.

  • Page 16: Power Button

    — Hold the Power button in place for 4 or more seconds to power off the system (power override). Only use this option if you cannot power off your system using Start, Shut Down. Keyboard Panel The NEC Versa notebook’s keyboard offers the following features, which are described after the figure. Keyboard A – Function Keys D –...

  • Page 17

    Function keys are application-driven. See the specific application’s user guide for information about using function keys with that application. The following function key combinations are preprogrammed for the NEC Versa TXi computer. —toggles Bluetooth™ power on and off (only in systems equipped with Fn-F2 Bluetooth support).

  • Page 18: Front Features

    Keys with blue printing on them behave differently when combined with control keys or the key. Front Features The front features of your NEC Versa notebook are described after the figure. Features on the front of the system A – Microphone E – IEEE 1394 Connector B –...

  • Page 19

    Dual Headphone Jack and Optical In/Out Connector — Lets you connect external headphones to your NEC Versa, or connect a device such as a SONY™ Mini Disc player/recorder. Connecting to this port disables the built-in system speakers.

  • Page 20: Around The Back Of The System

    External Monitor (Video) Port — Use this 15-pin port to attach an external monitor to your NEC Versa. You can run the LCD display and the external monitor simultaneously or run either alone. 1-12 Introducing Your NEC Versa...

  • Page 21: Around The Left Side Of The System

    (LAN). (Not available in all systems.) RJ-11 Jack — Connects an internal modem to an analog telephone line. AC Power Port — Attaches the NEC Versa notebook to a power source, such as the AC adapter. External Parallel Port — Connects the external parallel transfer cable that ships with your system.

  • Page 22: Around The Right Side Of The System

    Around the Right Side of the System The right side of the NEC Versa notebook offers the features, which are described after the figure. Right-side features ® A – USB Ports (3) C – Kensington Lock Slot B – NEC VersaBay IV Slot USB Ports —...

  • Page 23: Around The Bottom Of The System

    Around the Bottom of the System The bottom of the NEC Versa notebook offers the following features, which are described after the figure. Bottom features A – Main Battery D – Vents B – Battery Release Latch E – Memory Module Bay C –...

  • Page 24: Getting Started

    Getting Started NEC VersaGlide Touchpad Power Sources for Your NEC Versa AC Adapter System Batteries Using the Primary Battery Using a Secondary Battery System Care...

  • Page 25: Nec Versaglide Touchpad

    NEC VersaGlide Touchpad The NEC VersaGlide touchpad is an easy way to control the cursor with your finger. Lightly glide your finger across the NEC VersaGlide and the cursor follows. To use the VersaGlide, you can Single tap to the touchpad, equivalent to a single click of the primary mouse button.

  • Page 26: Making Versaglide Adjustments

    Making VersaGlide Adjustments The NEC VersaGlide offers a number of options that let you customize how it functions. The options let you control the cursor speed, select button orientation, enable or disable tapping, define auto jumps, enable easy-scrolling, and configure gestures to initiate selected functions by tapping in a designated area of the touchpad.

  • Page 27: Ac Adapter

    Contact the local dealer to purchase the correct power cable. Connect the AC adapter as follows: Connect the AC adapter cable to the power port on the left side of your NEC Versa notebook. 2-4 Getting Started...

  • Page 28: Powering On Your System

    Do not cover or place objects on the AC adapter. Keeping the adapter clear of objects lets the adapter cool properly during use. Only use the AC adapter that comes with your NEC Versa TXi. Although other adapters look similar, using them can damage your system.

  • Page 29: System Batteries

    You can install an optional secondary Lithium-Ion battery in the NEC VersaBay IV slot on the right side of your NEC Versa notebook. Attaching a second fully charged battery increases battery life while you are away from an AC power source. For more information about the secondary battery, see the section, “Using the Secondary...

  • Page 30: Using The Primary Battery

    Read the precautions printed on the battery. Determining Battery Status Your NEC Versa system provides tools to help you keep track of the main (and an optional) battery’s power level. If your system is configured (default setting) to display the power icon on the taskbar, an electrical plug appears when the system is connected to an AC power source or a battery icon appears when the system is not connected to an AC power source.

  • Page 31: Low Battery Status

    Power off the system, remove the spent battery and replace it with a fully charged battery. Leave the spent battery in the system and connect your NEC Versa notebook to the AC adapter and a wall outlet. If you connect the system to AC power and keep the system within standard operating temperatures, the battery recharges in approximately 2–3 hours whether or not you use your system.

  • Page 32: Battery Handling

    Replace the battery installed in your NEC Versa system as follows. Note Use the batteries in the NEC Versa computer for which they are designed. Installing another manufacturer’s battery, or using a combination of very old and new batteries can deteriorate battery and equipment performance.

  • Page 33: Removing The Battery

    Slide the battery release latch toward the right side of the system and hold firmly. Locating the battery bay release latch A – Lithium-Ion Battery B – Battery Release Latch Continue to hold the battery release latch as you slide the battery out of the system. Removing the battery A –...

  • Page 34: Charging The Battery

    Charge the primary battery and optional secondary (VersaBay IV) battery by simply connecting your NEC Versa TXi system to an AC power source. To monitor the charging activity, observe the battery charging LED on the front of the system. The battery charging LED lights as follows: Lights amber when the primary battery is charging.

  • Page 35: Battery Precautions

    Battery Precautions To prevent accidental battery ignition, rupture, or explosion, adhere to the following precautions. There is a danger of explosion if the battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Discard used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

  • Page 36: Using A Secondary Battery

    Replacing the Secondary Battery See “Removing a Device from the NEC VersaBay IV Slot” and “Installing a Device in the NEC VersaBay IV Slot” for instructions on installing or removing the optional secondary 6-cell VersaBay IV.

  • Page 37: System Care

    System Care The NEC Versa notebook is designed to be a durable, dependable system built for extensive use and travel. Follow these guidelines to maintain the condition and performance of your computer. Immediately turn off and unplug the NEC Versa notebook under the following conditions: The power cord is damaged or frayed.

  • Page 38: Storage Requirements

    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 Computers recommends that you carefully wipe the case with a slightly damp, almost dry cloth. Getting Started 2-15...

  • Page 39: Using The Bios Setup Utility

    Using the BIOS Setup Utility Introducing BIOS Setup Entering BIOS Setup Checking/Setting System Parameters Managing System Power Updating the BIOS...

  • Page 40: Introducing Bios Setup

    Introducing BIOS Setup Your NEC Versa computer comes with a hardware program called BIOS Setup that allows you to view and set system parameters. BIOS Setup also allows you to set password features that protect your system from unauthorized use.

  • Page 41: Bios Setup Main Menu

    BIOS Setup Main Menu After you press , the system displays the BIOS Setup Main Menu screen, similar to the following. Main Setup Menu How to Use Setup The Setup utility has a Main Menu window and five top-level menus with submenus. The menu bar at the top of the Main Menu window lists the following top-level menus.

  • Page 42: Setup Key Functions

    Use the keys listed in the legend bar on the bottom of the Setup menu to make the selections or exit the current menu. The following table describes the legend keys. Setup Key Functions Function Provides help for the parameter field being displayed.

  • Page 43: Main Menu

    Main Menu Choose the Main menu by selecting Main in the legend bar on the Main menu screen. Other Main menu options are available by selecting submenus. Use the arrow keys to select one of the Main menu options and press Enter to select a submenu.

  • Page 44: Main Menu Items

    Main Menu Items Menu Item Settings (default is bold) Boot Display Device Both, LCD, CRT Allows you to choose either display devices, or both. System Memory Displays amount of conventional memory detected during boot. This field is read-only and cannot be changed from BIOS Setup.

  • Page 45

    Internal HDD Submenu Items Menu Item Settings (default is bold) Type Auto, None, User, CD-ROM, ATAPI Removable Device When set to Auto, the values for Cylinders, Heads, Sectors, and Maximum Capacity as read only. When set to Auto, the BIOS detects what the drive is capable of, not the translation mechanism that was used to format the drive.

  • Page 46

    Internal HDD Submenu Items Menu Item Settings (default is bold) LBA Mode Control Enabled, Disabled When Enabled is selected, it causes logical block addressing to be used in place of cylinders, heads, and sectors. When Type is set to Auto, the value in the LBA Mode field is auto-detected and the field is read only.

  • Page 47: Advanced Menu

    Advanced Menu Choose the Advanced menu by selecting Advanced in the legend bar on the Main menu screen. Other Advanced menu options are available by selecting submenus. Use the arrow keys to select one of the Advanced menu options and press Enter to select a submenu.

  • Page 48

    Advanced Menu Menu Item Settings (default is bold) Summary Screen Disabled, Enabled When set to Enabled, information about the system’s configuration is displayed onscreen during boot. Silent Boot Disabled, Enabled, Black. When set to Enabled, the logo screen appears during boot. Disabled causes the POST messages to appear during boot.

  • Page 49: Security Menu

    Advanced Menu Menu Item Settings (default is bold) Base I/O Address 378, 3BC, 278 This selection only appears when Parallel Port is set to Enabled. Select the base I/O address for the parallel port. USB Floppy Disabled, Enabled Use Enabled to allow the USB diskette drive to be recognized when attached.

  • Page 50: Security Menu Items

    Security Menu Items Menu Item Settings (default is bold) Security Mode Password, SmartCard, FingerPrint* Use this field to select which security mode to enable on your system. Password on Boot Disabled, Enabled When Enabled, requires password entry before boot. System remains in secure mode until the password is entered.

  • Page 51: Boot Menu

    Boot Menu Choose the Boot menu by selecting Boot in the legend bar on the Main menu screen. Other Boot menu options are available by selecting submenus. Use the arrow keys to select one of the Boot menu options and press Enter to select a submenu.

  • Page 52: Exit Menu

    Exit Menu Choose the Exit menu by selecting Exit in the legend bar on the Main menu screen. Other Exit menu options are available by selecting submenus. Use the arrow keys to select one of the Exit menu options and press Enter to select a submenu.

  • Page 53: Managing System Power

    2000, Windows 98 Second Edition (98 SE), and Windows Millennium Edition (Me) operating system environments, your NEC Versa notebook manages its power resources using the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) while the system is powered on using AC or battery (DC) power. ACPI enables the operating system to manage the power given to each attached device and to turn off a device when not in use.

  • Page 54: Windows 2000 Power Schemes

    Windows 2000 Power Schemes Use the Power Schemes options to define the appropriate Power scheme for your system, and to set timeouts for standby, LCD panel, and hard disk. Define parameters for your system when running under AC (plugged in) or DC (running on batteries) power.

  • Page 55: Windows 2000 Alarms

    System standby — Selects the system standby timeout period for your system when running under AC or DC power. System hibernates — Selects the system hibernate timeout period for your system when running on AC or DC power. Windows 2000 Alarms Use the Alarms screen to define the point at which the battery alarm activates.

  • Page 56: Windows 2000 Advanced

    Windows 2000 Advanced The Advanced window allows you to select behaviors for the taskbar icon, standby password, LCD panel, when closed, and the Power button. Advanced Parameter Default Setting Alternate Setting(s) Always show icon on Unchecked Checked taskbar Prompt for password Checked Unchecked when computer goes off...

  • Page 57: Windows 2000 And Intel Speedstep Technology

    Note When powering on your NEC Versa notebook running the Windows 2000 operating system, you may encounter a warning message suggesting that a problem exists with the hibernation file on your system. The warning message is inaccurate. To disable this message, simply follow the instructions in the previous paragraph to enable hibernate support.

  • Page 58: Windows 98 Se/windows Me Power Schemes

    Windows 98 SE/Windows Me Power Schemes Use the Power Schemes options to define the appropriate Power scheme for your system, and to set timeouts for standby, LCD panel, and hard disk. Define parameters for your system when running under AC (plugged in) or DC (running on batteries) power.

  • Page 59: Windows 98 Se/windows Me Alarms

    System standby — Selects the system standby timeout period for your system when running under AC or DC power. System hibernates — Selects the system hibernate timeout period for your system when running on AC or DC power. Windows 98 SE/Windows Me Alarms Use the Alarms screen to define the point at which the battery alarm activates.

  • Page 60: Windows 98 Se/windows Me Advanced

    Windows 98 SE/Windows Me Advanced The Advanced window allows you to select behaviors for the taskbar icon, standby password, LCD panel, when closed, and the Power button. Advanced Windows Parameter Default Setting Alternate Setting(s) Always show icon on Checked Unchecked taskbar Prompt for password Unchecked...

  • Page 61: Windows 98 Se/windows Me And Intel Speedstep Technology

    Windows 98 SE/Windows Me and Intel SpeedStep Technology Use the Intel SpeedStep technology (available in systems with Intel Pentium III processors) to optimize processing speed and conserve battery life. Enable Intel SpeedStep technology through the BIOS Setup utility. The available settings are Disabled, Battery Operation, and Automatic.

  • Page 62: Recognizing The Windows Power Management States

    Recognizing the Windows Power Management States It is important to recognize your system’s behavior when in each of these power management states. The following table describes the system behavior for each power management state. Windows Power Management Behavior LCD Timeout Standby (STR) Hibernate (STF) Default...

  • Page 63: Updating The Bios

    Disable the BIOS Flash Setting Obtaining the BIOS Update If you are informed that the default BIOS needs an update contact NEC Computers Support Services at (800) 632-4525, Fax (801) 579-1552, or access the web site, www.neccomp.com to obtain a copy of the BIOS update.

  • Page 64: Identifying The Switch Settings

    The following list identifies each switch setting and its function. Switch 1, Password Override Switch — The default setting is “OFF.” If you forget your password and cannot access the data on your NEC Versa, change the setting to “ON” to erase your current password.

  • Page 65: Enabling The Bios Flash Switch

    Enabling the BIOS Flash Switch Before performing the BIOS update, be sure to enable the BIOS flash switch. The BIOS flash switch is enabled when switch 5 is set to “ON.” Follow these steps to enable the BIOS flash switch. Make sure the system is powered off and that no peripheral devices are attached.

  • Page 66

    Locate the dip switch block. Using a fine-tipped object, change switch 5 to “ON” to enable the BIOS flash. Never use a pencil to change switch settings. Residue from the pencil can damage the system. BIOS flash switch enabled Note The system memory module slot is also located here.

  • Page 67: Performing The Bios Update

    Remove the diskette and press any key to continue. The utility updates the BIOS. Power off your computer. The next time you power on your computer, you will have the latest NEC Versa TXi computer BIOS revision level. Power on your computer. A CMOS Checksum message appears and prompts you to press to enter Setup.

  • Page 68

    Reconfigure Setup with the custom settings you documented for yourself before beginning this procedure. Power off the system. Disable the BIOS flash switch by changing switch 5 back to “OFF.” For details about enabling and disabling the BIOS flash switch, see the section earlier in this chapter, “Enabling the BIOS Flash Switch.”...

  • Page 69: Using The Operating System And Utilities

    Using the Operating System and Utilities Microsoft Windows Introduction NEC Utilities Applet for Intel SpeedStep Technology Application and Driver CD NEC Info Center ® PartitionMagic Special Edition Product Recovery CD...

  • Page 70: Microsoft Windows Introduction

    LAN card for network access. Your NEC Versa notebook comes with all the software you need to get started on the most popular services available today. For a fee, online services give you access to the Internet, email, the world wide web, travel information, news reports, and more.

  • Page 71: Taskbar Icons

    If you are using this product outside of the United States or Canada, some online services may require a long-distance or international call. NEC Customize — Gives you the option to launch the Application and Driver CD. Microsoft Internet Explorer — Provides your default internet program. Also access Internet Explorer under Start, Programs, Internet Explorer.

  • Page 72: Desktop Icons

    Use the network neighborhood to browse through the computers in your workgroup and the computers in the entire network. My Briefcase — Provides a mechanism for file synchronization between the NEC Versa notebook and another system. My Documents — Provides you with a convenient place to store documents, graphics, and other files for quick access.

  • Page 73: Taskbar Icons

    Online Services — Includes setup icons for a variety of online services. Your NEC Versa notebook comes with all the software you need to get started on the most popular services available today. For a fee, online services give you access to the Internet, email, the world wide web, travel information, news reports, and more.

  • Page 74: Nec Utilities

    PHDISK utility (Windows 98 SE) NEC Customize Utility The NEC Customize utility gives you the option to install or launch the: Application and Driver CD — Use this option to install a variety of software applications, drivers, utilities, internet browsers, and the NEC Info Center.

  • Page 75: Using The Nec Customize Utility

    If necessary, click Exit to close the NEC Customize dialog box. PHDISK Utility for Windows 98 SE The PHDISK utility for Windows 98 SE configures your NEC Versa system’s save-to- file (STF) area on the hard disk drive. This allows you to use your system’s power management features to automatically save open files when your system hibernates.

  • Page 76: Running The Phdisk Utility

    Running the PHDISK Utility Follow these steps to run the PHDISK utility. With system power on, insert the NEC Application and Driver CD in the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive. For more information on using the Application and Driver CD, see “NEC Application and Driver CD” in this chapter.

  • Page 77: Applet For Intel Speedstep Technology

    NEC Info Center are provided on the Application and Driver (A&D) CD that ships with your NEC Versa TXi system. Some of the drivers are already installed as part of your operating system environment. The additional software on the A&D CD lets you take full advantage of your system resources.

  • Page 78: Launching The A&d Cd With Windows 2000

    The Application and Driver CD dialog box appears. Note If the NEC Customize icon is not available, double click My Computer on the desktop and then click the CD icon. The Application and Driver CD dialog box appears. Launching the A&D CD with Windows 98 SE/Windows Me Follow these procedures to launch the Application and Driver CD using NEC Customize with Windows 98 and Windows Me.

  • Page 79: Installing The A&d Cd Software

    Installing the NEC Info Center To install the NEC Info Center simply follow the instructions, presented earlier in this chapter, for launching the A&D CD and installing the software. For the most current version of the NEC Versa TXi User’s Guide, periodically check the NEC Computers...

  • Page 80: Partitionmagic Special Edition

    Visually create, format, shrink, expand, and move hard disk partitions in minutes. Your NEC Versa notebook ships with an internal hard disk drive consisting of a single FAT 32 partition, drive C:. Use PartitionMagic Special Edition if you want to create multiple partitions and convert your hard disk drive to FAT 16 partitions.

  • Page 81: Guidelines For Using The Product Recovery Cd

    The Product Recovery CD and utility provides you with a number of choices. Move the cursor over each selection on the NEC Product Recovery utility screen to display a description of the selection in the window at the right side of the screen.

  • Page 82: Full Disk Drive Restore

    Use the Partition Only restore option if your hard disk is partitioned into two or more partitions (drives). Exit — Exits the NEC Product Recovery utility. Full Disk Drive Restore If your preinstalled software becomes unusable and you cannot boot from the hard disk, use the Product Recovery utility to restore your system to its initial shipping configuration.

  • Page 83

    In the NEC Product Recovery utility screen, use the VersaGlide touchpad to choose Full Disk Drive to restore your hard disk drive to its original factory installed state. Choose your restore option carefully to prevent losing data and applications installed on your system.

  • Page 84: Partition Only Restore

    You have the option of accepting or declining the agreement. If you decline the agreement, the recovery utility exits. In the NEC Product Recovery utility screen, use the VersaGlide touchpad to choose Partition Only to restore drive C: of a multiple partitioned drive to its original factory installed state.

  • Page 85

    Read the Warning screen. A warning displays indicating that drive C: (the primary drive/partition) is about to be erased and formatted. It may be necessary to reinstall software to the other drives (partitions) to reestablish Start Menu links and other configuration requirements stored on drive C:.

  • Page 86: Using The System Drives And Bays

    Using the System Drives and Bays USB Diskette Drive NEC VersaBay IV Slot Phoenix BaySwap Utility Variable-Speed CD-ROM Drive CD Read/Write Drive Variable-Speed DVD-ROM Drive Combination CD Read/Write and DVD-ROM Drive Memory Modules...

  • Page 87: Usb Diskette Drive

    USB Diskette Drive Connecting the USB diskette drive to the USB port on your NEC Versa TXi computer lets you expand your storage and data transfer possibilities without having to install internal components or permanently tie up an internal bay. In addition, the USB diskette drive is powered through its USB connection, so there’s no need to power it...

  • Page 88: Nec Versabay Iv Slot

    NEC VersaBay IV Slot The NEC VersaBay IV slot is the bay located on the right side of the system. Your NEC Versa notebook ships with a 24X CD-ROM drive, a CD read/write drive, an 8X DVD-ROM drive, or a combination CD read/write and DVD-ROM drive installed in the bay.

  • Page 89: Installing The Phoenix Bayswap Utility

    If you have files open on the device you are planning to remove, close them. Click on the Swap utility taskbar icon to display the menu. A box appears identifying the device (if any) in the NEC VersaBay IV slot that can be ejected.

  • Page 90: Removing A Device From The Nec Versabay Iv Slot

    Use the Phoenix BaySwap utility or power off the system. Locate the NEC VersaBay IV release latch to the right of the VersaBay IV slot. Flip the latch to the open position. Then press the latch into the system to eject the device from the bay.

  • Page 91: Installing A Device In The Nec Versabay Iv Slot

    Locate the NEC VersaBay IV release latch to the right of the VersaBay IV slot. Flip the latch to the open position. Align the device in the NEC VersaBay IV slot and push it in until it fits securely into the bay.

  • Page 92: Variable-speed Cd-rom Drive

    Variable-Speed CD-ROM Drive Your NEC Versa notebook may ship with a 24X maximum/12X minimum variable- speed CD-ROM drive. The CD-ROM drive is assigned an available drive letter. Use the CD-ROM drive to load and start programs from a compact disc (CD) or to play your audio CDs.

  • Page 93: Cd Loading

    CD Loading To insert a CD into the CD-ROM drive, follow these steps. Press the Release button. The CD tray emerges a short way out of the drive door. Gently pull the tray out until you can easily position a disc in the tray. Put your CD, printed side up, into the circular impression in the tray.

  • Page 94: Cd Read/write Drive

    In addition, some DVD-ROM drives ship with the NEC SoftDVD Player that allows you to play movies in DVD format. For detailed information about using the DVD- ROM drive and installing the NEC SoftDVD Player, refer to the accessory sheet that ships with your system.

  • Page 95: Combination Dvd-rom And Cd Read/write Drive

    CD. Memory Modules Your NEC Versa computer comes standard with 64 megabytes (MB) of random access memory (RAM) on the system board. In addition a 144-pin, PC100 SO-DIMM (Small Outline Dual Inline Memory Module) memory slot is located on the underside of your computer inside the memory bay.

  • Page 96: Removing A Memory Module

    Only install memory module options that are approved by NEC Computers to ensure proper functionality of your NEC Versa notebook computer. Contact your NEC Computers dealer for information about available supplied/approved memory modules. Before handling any internal components, discharge static electricity from yourself and your clothing by touching a nearby metal surface.

  • Page 97: Installing A Memory Module

    Removing a memory module A – Memory Module Locking Tabs When the edge of the memory module pops up and is at approximately a 60 degree angle, pull it from the socket. Installing a Memory Module Follow these steps to replace a memory module. Locate the connectors and alignment notch on the new memory module.

  • Page 98: Installing The Memory Module

    Installing the memory module Replace the memory module bay cover and screw. Turn over the system, open the LCD panel, and power on the system. Using the System Drives and Bays 5-13...

  • Page 99: Communicating With Your Nec Versa

    Communicating with Your NEC Versa PC Cards Mini PCI LAN/Modem Card Internet Connections...

  • Page 100: Pc Cards

    PC Cards Your NEC Versa TXi system is equipped with two PC Card slots that support both Type II and Type III PC Cards. PC Cards are all approximately the same size and vary only in thickness. All have a standard 68-pin connector.

  • Page 101: Storage Cards

    Storage Cards When you insert a memory or storage card in an NEC notebook computer, it appears as a unique drive as long as the system has an available interrupt for the card. Other Cards Many other kinds of PC Cards are available for notebook computers.

  • Page 102: Inserting A Pc Card

    Use the software preinstalled on your system to check PC Card slot availability. Look for the PC Card icon in the Control Panel or on the right side of the taskbar. It shows which slot contains a PC Card and which is empty. 6-4 Communicating with Your NEC Versa...

  • Page 103: Removing A Pc Card

    Press the button on the side of the PC Card in the slot. Mini PCI LAN/Modem Card Your NEC Versa TXi system may ship with a combination Mini PCI LAN/modem card that allows you to connect your system to a local area network, or connect to the Internet over a standard phone line.

  • Page 104: Connecting The Internal Modem

    Use only a standard phone line cord when connecting the internal modem. Locate the RJ-11 telephone cable that ships with your NEC Versa notebook. Each end of the cable has an RJ-11 connector that plugs into a standard telephone outlet.

  • Page 105: Internet Connections

    Internet Connections Your NEC Versa TXi system is equipped with a Windows operating system to provide a fully-integrated Internet experience. Use the Internet Connection Wizard on your desktop to configure your system for email and Internet access. Sign up for a new account or configure your system to use an existing account.

  • Page 106: Sending And Receiving Email

    B – Internet Shortcut Key Sending and Receiving Email Your NEC Versa TXi system is equipped with an Email shortcut key, located just above the keyboard. The first time that you press the Email shortcut key, the Internet Connection Wizard launches, allowing you to configure your system for email access.

  • Page 107

    In addition, modify the variable Btn7_Name=Internet to an appropriate and corresponding identifier. Click File, Save, then File, Exit to save your changes and exit the editor. You are now ready to use your shortcut keys to launch the applications of your choice. Communicating with Your NEC Versa 6-9...

  • Page 108: Traveling Tips

    Traveling Tips Preparing for Travel Packing for Travel Using Power Connections Getting Through Customs Connecting to the Internet...

  • Page 109: Preparing For Travel

    Preparing for Travel The NEC Versa computer makes a natural traveling companion. With a little preparation you can use the computer practically anywhere you go, to prepare your business documents, confirm your travel plans, surf the Internet, or simply stay in touch...

  • Page 110: Using Power Connections

    The United States, 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, 50 or 60-Hz.

  • Page 111: Connecting To The Internet

    To avoid hassle when moving your system through customs, you may want to obtain a certificate of registration and carry it whenever you travel out of the country with your NEC Versa notebook computer. Connecting to the Internet Whether you are on a business trip or vacation, connecting to the Internet while you travel can be expensive and frustrating unless you are prepared.

  • Page 112: Connecting Using A Lan

    Connecting Using a LAN Many hotels and convention centers now offer direct Internet access for a nominal fee. If your hotel provides this service, follow these guidelines for connecting and configuring your system. Many hotels can provide a LAN cable by prearrangement, so you can travel with a minimum of accessories.

  • Page 113: Using External Devices

    Using External Devices External Monitor Parallel Device USB Devices IEEE 1394 Devices External Audio Options External Television Connection...

  • Page 114: External Monitor

    External Monitor You can add a standard external monitor to your NEC Versa TXi system using a display signal cable (usually provided with the monitor). One end of the cable must have a 15-pin connector for the system. The external monitor port supports 640x480, 800x600, and 1024x768 display settings.

  • Page 115: Parallel Device

    Parallel Device You can attach a parallel printer to the printer port on the left side of your NEC Versa TXi system. To install a parallel printer you need the transfer cable that ships with your system and the parallel cable that comes with the printer. The transfer cable has a 36- pin connector at one end, and a 25-pin printer port at the other.

  • Page 116: Disconnecting A Parallel Printer

    USB Devices Your NEC Versa TXi system is equipped with three USB ports that increase your connectivity choices. The USB ports on the right side of your system allow you to connect up to 127 USB-equipped peripheral devices to your NEC Versa notebook computer.

  • Page 117: Ieee 1394 Devices

    Connecting a USB device IEEE 1394 Devices Your NEC Versa TXi system is equipped with an IEEE 1394 port that increases your connectivity choices. The IEEE 1394 port on the front of your system allows you to daisy chain up to 63 IEEE 1394 devices to your system. IEEE 1394 devices support Plug and Play connectivity for transfer rates of up to 400 Mbps.

  • Page 118: External Audio Options

    External Audio Options The NEC Versa comes equipped with built-in audio ports that let you record and play sound. Connect audio jacks, like a microphone, headphones, or external speakers to the audio ports as follows. Locate the audio port that you want to use.

  • Page 119: External Television Connection

    External Television Connection Your NEC Versa TXi is equipped with a TV Out port and a transfer cable that allow you to use a television as an external display device in the Windows environment. The transfer cable allows you to use an RCA-to-RCA cable to connect to a standard RCA input jack on your television or VCR.

  • Page 120: Using Multimedia

    Using Multimedia Audio Video Multimedia Applications...

  • Page 121: Audio

    CDs must be digitized before being recorded and stored on disk. You can make microphone level recordings on your NEC Versa TXi computer using the internal microphone or an external microphone plugged into the microphone jack on the front of the system.

  • Page 122: Microphone

    Microphone You can capture and record sounds through the internal microphone on the NEC Versa notebook or through an external microphone that connects to the system through the microphone port. You can record voice-overs for narration, reminders, or special instructions.

  • Page 123: Using Headphones

    Stereo headphones (available at an electronics supply store) plug in through the headphone jack located on the front of the NEC Versa notebook. Adjust the volume using the volume control wheel on the front of the system or through the software using the sound horn on the taskbar.

  • Page 124: Video

    The NEC Versa XGA TFT display panels have a high-resolution capability of 1024x768 pixels with up to 16-million colors. Use the Windows Media Player on your NEC Versa notebook to run full motion, full- screen MPEG video. For details about using the Windows Media Player, refer to the section earlier in this chapter, “Playing Back.”...

  • Page 125: Solving System Problems

    Solving System Problems Problem Checklist Start-Up Problems If You Need Assistance...

  • Page 126: Problem Checklist

    Problem Checklist First check the items in the following list. If these items don’t help, see the table that follows the list. Power is on to the computer. The electrical outlet to which your AC adapter is connected is working. Test the outlet by plugging in a lamp or other electrical device.

  • Page 127: Start-up Problems

    Setup utility to set current system parameters. Note When the NEC Versa notebook detects an error related to display devices, it cannot display on either the LCD or a CRT. The system warns you by beeping. Solving System Problems 10-3...

  • Page 128: Post Error Messages

    Post Error Messages The NEC Versa TXi computer has a built-in checking program that automatically tests its components when you turn the system power on. This diagnostic test is called the Power-On Self-Test (POST). If the system finds a problem during the POST, the system displays an error message or emits a series of beep signals.

  • Page 129

    Error in the DMA controller. Contact your NEC Computers service representative to replace the CMOS battery. DMA#1 Error Error in the first DMA channel. Contact your NEC Computers service representative for service. DMA#2 Error Error in the second DMA channel. Contact your NEC Computers service representative for service.

  • Page 130: Beep Codes

    Post Error Messages Message Resolution Off Board Parity Error Parity error in an expansion slot. Contact your NEC Computers service representative to be sure that the memory module is installed correctly. The error format is: OFF BOARD PARITY ERROR ADDR(HEX) = (XXXX) XXXX is the hex address where the error occurred.

  • Page 131: If You Need Assistance

    NEC Computers. Note If you purchased and are using this product outside the U.S. or Canada, please contact the local NEC Computers office or their dealers for the support and service available in your country. Solving System Problems 10-7...

  • Page 132: Getting Service And Support

    Getting Service and Support Service and Support Contact Information Web Site FTP Site Support Services Email/Fax to Support Services...

  • Page 133: Service And Support Contact Information

    Not only do these services provide information about your NEC system, they can also be used to answer your questions and help solve any problems you may have with your system, should that ever be necessary.

  • Page 134: Web Site

    Web Site If you have a modem or are connected to a network, you can access the NEC Computers web site. You can do this through a commercial online service or through your Internet account. The web site contains general information about NEC Computers and its products, press releases, reviews, a reseller locator, and service and support information.

  • Page 135: Support Services

    NEC office or dealer for the support and service available in their country.) Direct assistance is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call the NEC Computers Support Services, toll free, at (U.S. and Canada only) for the following 800-632-4525 support and to find out about the extended service programs available for purchase.

  • Page 136: Setting Up A Healthy Work Environment

    Setting Up a Healthy Work Environment Making Your Computer Work for You Arrange Your Equipment Adjust Your Chair Adjust Your Input Devices Adjust Your Screen or Monitor Vary Your Workday Pre-Existing Conditions and Psychosocial Factors...

  • Page 137: Making Your Computer Work For You

    Making Your Computer Work for You Computers are everywhere. More and more people sit at computers for longer periods of time. This appendix explains how to set up your computer to fit your physical needs. This information is based on ergonomics - the science of making the workplace fit the needs of the worker.

  • Page 138: Arrange Your Equipment

    Arrange Your Equipment Arrange your equipment so that you can work in a natural and relaxed position. Place items that you use frequently within easy reach. Adjust your workstation setup to the proper height (as described in this appendix) by lowering the table or stand that holds your computer equipment or raising the seat height of your chair.

  • Page 139: Adjust Your Screen Or Monitor

    If you use a mouse, position it at the same height as the keyboard and next to the keyboard. Keep your wrists straight and use your entire arm when moving a mouse. Do not grasp the mouse tightly. Grasp the mouse lightly and loosely. 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.

  • Page 140: Vary Your Workday

    Adjust the screen or external monitor's brightness and contrast controls to enhance readability. Use a document holder placed close to the screen or external monitor. Position whatever you are looking at most of the time (the screen or reference material) directly in front of you to minimize turning your head while you are typing.

  • Page 141

    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, and/or legs. This appendix was prepared in consultation with Dr. David Rempel of the University of California/San Francisco Ergonomics Program and Mr.

  • Page 142: Specifications

    Specifications System Components Memory Map Interrupt Controllers...

  • Page 143: System Components

    System Components The following system component specifications are standard except where noted. Note Components that ship with the system are subject to change without notice. System Processor Depending on the model: Intel Celeron processor — 500 MHz Intel Pentium III processor featuring Intel SpeedStep technology — 750 MHz, 700 MHz, 650 MHz, or 600 MHz Architecture 64-bit Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI)

  • Page 144

    Keyboard Membrane 83 keys (U.S., Canada, and international) with standard QWERTY-key layout (International keyboards are country-specific) Function keys — 12 keys Cursor control keys — 8 keys; arrow keys arranged in inverted T layout Numeric keypad — embedded Fn key — function key for ROM-based key functions Stroke —...

  • Page 145

    Modem — 1 port, 4-pin, RJ-11 modular jack Bluetooth support — for Bluetooth module, and Bluetooth-compliant devices PC Card Slots Two 32-bit card slots for two Type II PC Cards or one Type III PC Card, 5 V or 3.3 V interface 32-bit CardBus support External USB Diskette Drive...

  • Page 146

    CD-ROM Drive 24X maximum/12X minimum variable-speed Type — 5-inch CD-ROM Pack Average data transfer rates — 1545 KB/second to 3600 KB/second Burst transfer rate — 16.7 MB/second, PIO mode4/DMA mode Average access time — 190 ms (Random) — 350 ms (Fullstroke) Interface —...

  • Page 147

    DVD-ROM Drive Burst transfer rate — 16.67 MB/sec, PIO/Multiword DMA Spin up time, 2.5s (DVD), 2.0s (CD) Read rate — CD, 10.3X – 24X, approximately 5,100 rpm — DVD, 4X – 7.5X, approximately 1,200 – 2,000 rpm Access time — Average random access, 100 ms (DVD), 95 ms (CD 24X) —...

  • Page 148

    Sustained data transfer rate — DVD, 3,357 – 8,112 kbytes/sec (2.5 – 6X CAV) — DVD-Video, 2,163 – 3,245 kbytes/sec (1.6X – 2.4X PCAV) — CD, 1,552 – 3,600 kbytes/sec, mode 1 (10.3X – 24X CAV) 1,769 – 4,104 kbytes/sec, mode 2 (10.3X – 24X CAV) Access time (typical) —...

  • Page 149: Recommended Environment

    Power AC Adapter Input Voltage — 100 to 240 volts (V) AC, 50 or 60 Hz, Maximum 2.8A Output Voltage — 15 V DC Australia, Europe, and Asia use an AC power cable specific to each country’s standards. Batteries Primary (main) battery with output voltage of 11.1V —...

  • Page 150: Memory Map

    Memory Map The system supports system and video shadowing, both controlled through complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS). The system supports BIOS as a cacheable area with write protection. The following table shows the system’s memory map. System Memory Map Memory Space Size Function 0000 0000h-0009 FFFFh...

  • Page 151: Interrupt Controllers

    INT from Controller 2 IRQ08 Real-time Clock IRQ09 Reserved for ACPI SCI IRQ10 PC CardBus/LAN//Video/USB IRQ11 Available IRQ12 PS/2 Mouse/NEC VersaGlide Touchpad IRQ13 Numeric Data Processor IRQ14 Hard Disk Controller 1 IRQ15 Not Used IRQ03 or IRQ04 IRQ04 or Available...

  • Page 152: Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions External Mouse Display PC Cards Diskette Drive Booting Power Management Miscellaneous...

  • Page 153: External Mouse

    How can a mouse and an external keyboard be connected to the notebook at the same time? The NEC Versa TXi is equipped with three USB ports that allow you to connect any combination of three USB devices, at the same time. If you purchase a USB mouse and a USB keyboard, simply plug each device into any of the USB ports on your system.

  • Page 154: Diskette Drive

    In Setup, I disabled or reconfigured peripheral devices (like the ports or sound), yet I am unable to use the freed IRQs or I/O address resources with my PC Cards? To provide a stable platform free of conflicts, NEC Computers excluded some resources from PC Card use. Diskette Drive Why can’t I boot from the external USB diskette drive?

  • Page 155: Booting

    Enter. If you want a bootable diskette, type format a:/s and press Enter. What type of diskette do I use in my diskette drive? Your NEC Versa TXi ships with an external 1.44-MB* USB diskette drive that uses 3.5-inch high density (HD) diskettes. These diskettes are also called double-sided, high-density (DSHD) diskettes.

  • Page 156: Power Management

    What is the difference between a warm boot and a cold boot? A warm boot restarts the system while system power is on. A warm boot is also a software reset. A warm boot clears volatile system memory and reloads the operating system.

  • Page 157

    There are also activities that draw larger amounts of battery power. If possible, operate your system on AC power in these circumstances to conserve your battery. For example, NEC Computers recommends running the system on AC power while using external devices such as a printer or a USB drive, when connected to a network, or while playing DVD movies.

  • Page 158: Miscellaneous

    Miscellaneous How do I set the time and date? You can change the time and date in Windows 2000/98/Me by double clicking the time in the lower right corner of the screen. Change the date and time as needed. How do I speed up my application? If the application you are using runs really slow, close any other applications you are not using —...

  • Page 159

    How do I save a file? You save a file by selecting File, then Save, from the drop down menu. If the file was not previously named, you will be prompted for a file name. In Windows 2000/98/Me you can use up to 255 characters to name a file. *When referring to storage capacity, MB stands for one million bytes.

  • Page 160: Glossary

    Glossary AC adapter A device that connects an NEC Versa notebook 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 161

    bits per second (bps) A unit of transmission. Also called baud rate. Bluetooth Wireless protocol that allows wireless connectivity from a Bluetooth module in your computer to a wireless communication device. board Printed circuit board (PCB). Board on which computer components are soldered and thin wires are printed to connect the components.

  • Page 162

    CD-RW drive Compact Disc Read/Write. A computer controlled device that reads from and writes to high capacity optical discs. clock Electronic timer used to synchronize computer operations. CMOS Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor. A chip that contains nonvolatile memory in the Versa notebook. CMOS is backed up by an internal battery that preserves clock/calendar data and system configuration parameters stored in CMOS.

  • Page 163

    diskette drive A magnetic drive that writes on and retrieves data from a diskette. Originally digital video disk but now digital video disk, this new type of disc can hold up to seven times the data of a compact disc. enhanced VGA A video interface that offers more colors or higher resolution than VGA.

  • Page 164

    Technology that uses infrared waves to communicate data between the IR-equipped devices without the use of cables. The IR port on the NEC Versa notebook is Infrared Data Association (IrDA) compatible. interface A connection that enables two devices to communicate.

  • Page 165

    Medium Infrared, an infrared technology that sends data at 1.152 Mbit/second (1,152,000 bits per second). mode A method of operation; for example, the NEC Versa notebook operates in either normal or power-saving modes. modem MOdulator-DEModulator. A device that links computers over a telephone line.

  • Page 166

    nonvolatile memory Storage media that retains its data when system power is turned off. Nonvolatile memory in the Versa notebook is a complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) chip that is backed up by an internal battery. The backup battery preserves the clock/calendar data and system configuration parameters stored in CMOS.

  • Page 167

    PC Card A credit-card–sized peripheral interface standard for portable devices. Types of PC cards (also known as PCMCIA cards) currently offered by major vendors include fax/modems, LAN, storage cards, and wireless communications devices. peripheral Input or output device not under direct computer control. A printer is a peripheral device.

  • Page 168

    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. Resolution is usually specified in pixels by scan lines, for example, 800x600.

  • Page 169

    VersaGlide touchpad A small, touch-sensitive pad used as a pointing device on your NEC Versa notebook computer. With the VersaGlide, you can move your finger along the pad to move the cursor or simulate a mouse click by tapping the pad.

  • Page 170

    Video Graphics Array. Graphics technology that supports up to 256 colors and a graphics resolution of 640x480 pixels. volatile memory Storage media that loses its data when system power is turned off. Standard memory and memory that you add to the Versa notebook are volatile memory. See nonvolatile memory.

  • Page 171: Index

    Index Architecture, B-2 Audio .AVI files, 9-2 .AVI files, 9-2 .MID files, 9-2 .MID files, 9-2 .WAV files, 9-2 .WAV files, 9-2 connectors, 8-6 Auto adapter, B-8 Auto play, 5-8 1394 connecting devices, 8-5 connector, 1-10 Battery devices, 1-11 bay, 1-12 port, 1-11 charging, 2-11 standard, 1-11...

  • Page 172

    BIOS setup, 3-2 IEEE 1394, 1-10, 8-5 saving changes, 3-14 microphone in, 1-10 Bluetooth optical in/out, 1-10 disabling, 3-10 parallel port, 1-13 enabling, 3-10 RJ-11 jack, 1-13 power on/power off, 1-9 RJ-45 jack, 1-13 specifications, B-4 S/PDIF, 1-10, 1-11 status LED, 1-10, 1-11 TV Out, 1-12 Boot order, 3-13 USB port, 1-14...

  • Page 173

    Installing IEEE 1394 devices, 8-5 Email shortcut key, 1-7, 6-9 memory modules, 5-10 locating, 1-5, 1-7 online modem guide, 6-6 modifying, 6-8 Intel SpeedStep technology, 1-3, 3-3, 3-10, Enabling BIOS flash switch, 3-27 3-19, 3-23, 4-9, B-2, C-6 Entering BIOS setup, 3-2 Internal Extending battery life, 2-8 LAN, 6-5...

  • Page 174

    Managing system power, 3-15 FTP site, 11-3 Maximum-Life Battery, 2-3 support services, 11-4 Memory web site, 11-3 expansion, 5-10 NEC Customize utility, 4-6 map, B-9 using, 4-7 module, 5-10, B-2 NEC Info Center, 4-11 module bay, 1-15, 3-27 installing, 4-11...

  • Page 175

    NEC utilities slot specifications, B-4 NEC Customize utility, 4-6 storage, 6-3 PHDISK utility, 4-6 Type II, 6-2 NEC VersaBay IV. See VersaBay IV. Type II extended, 6-2 NEC VersaGlide touchpad. See VersaGlide Type III, 6-2 touchpad. PCI architecture, B-2 Network PC card, 6-2...

  • Page 176

    Preparing BIOS update disk, 3-25 S/PDIF for travel, 7-2 connector, 1-10, 1-11, 9-4 Pressing Power button, 3-18, 3-22 specifications, B-3 Primary battery, 2-3, 2-6 Scroll lock LED, 1-6 installing, 2-11 Secondary battery, B-8 Maximum-Life Battery, 2-6, B-8 Sending and receiving email, 6-9 removing, 2-10 Serial PC Card, 6-3 returning to normal state, 2-8...

  • Page 177

    speakers, B-3 preparing for, 7-2 system dimensions, B-8 using power connections, 7-3 system processor, B-2 Troubleshooting, 10-2 system weight, B-8 TV Out, 1-9, 1-12 TV Out, B-3 connector, 1-12 USB, B-3 RCA, 8-7 USB diskette drive, B-4 specifications, B-3 Video RAM, B-2 Type II Extended PC Cards, 6-2 SpeedStep technology.

  • Page 178

    VersaGlide touchpad, 1-5, 1-7, 2-2, 4-6, B-10 adjustments, 2-3 features, 2-2 locating, 1-5 tips, 2-3 Video, 9-5 RAM, B-2 Volume control, 1-11 locating, 1-10 Warm swapping, 5-3 Weight Combo DVD/CD-RW drive, B-7 system, B-8 Windows introduction, 4-2 power management, 3-19 Windows 2000, 4-2 desktop icons, 4-2 power management, 3-15...

  • Page 179: Regulatory Statements

    Regulatory Statements The following regulatory statements include the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Radio Frequency Interference Statement, compliance statements for Canada and Europe, battery disposal and replacement information, and the Declaration of Conformity. FCC Statement for United States Only 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.

  • Page 180: Battery Replacement

    Battery Replacement A lithium battery in some computers maintains system configuration information. In the event that the battery fails to maintain system configuration information, NEC Computers recommends that you replace the battery. For battery replacement information, call your NEC Computers dealer or NEC Computers Support Services.

  • Page 181: Declaration Of Conformity

    15 Business Park Way Sacramento, CA 95828 declare that the product NEC Versa TXi 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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