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  • Page 1 C800/L800/S800 Series User’s Guide If you need assistance: Technical support is available online at Toshiba’s Web site at support.toshiba.com. At this Web site, you will find answers for many commonly asked technical questions plus many downloadable software drivers, BIOS updates, and other downloads.
  • Page 2 TOSHIBA AMERICA INFORMATION SYSTEMS, INC. (“TOSHIBA”), ITS AFFILIATES AND SUPPLIERS DO NOT WARRANT THAT OPERATION OF THE PRODUCT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE. YOU AGREE THAT TOSHIBA,...
  • Page 3 Only Peripherals complying with the FCC Class B limits may be attached to this equipment. Operation with noncompliant peripherals or peripherals not recommended by Toshiba is likely to result in interference to radio and TV reception. Shielded cables must be used between the external devices and the computer's ports.
  • Page 4: Wireless Interoperability

    Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conformé à la norme NMB-003 du Canada. Wireless Interoperability The TOSHIBA Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card products are designed to be interoperable with any wireless LAN product that is based on Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) radio technology, and is compliant to: ❖...
  • Page 5: Wireless Lan And Your Health

    Because Wireless LAN products operate within the guidelines found in radio frequency safety standards and recommendations, TOSHIBA believes Wireless LAN is safe for use by consumers. These standards and recommendations reflect the consensus of the scientific community and result from deliberations of panels and committees of scientists who continually review and interpret the extensive research literature.
  • Page 6: Regulatory Information

    The radiated output power of the TOSHIBA Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card is far below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, the TOSHIBA Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card shall be used in such a manner that the potential for human contact during normal operation is minimized. The antenna(s) used for this transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
  • Page 7 NOTE The above caution applies to products that operate with an 802.11a radio device. EU Declaration of Conformity TOSHIBA declares that this product conforms to the following Standards: Supplementary *The product complies with the Information: requirements of the Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC, the EMC Directive 89/336/EEC and/or the R&TTE Directive...
  • Page 8 This Directive applies to EU member countries only and does not apply to end users in other countries such as the United States. Although the initial emphasis is in Europe, Toshiba is already working with design engineers, suppliers, and other partners to determine appropriate worldwide product life cycle planning and end-of-life strategies for our products.
  • Page 9 2. If this equipment causes RF interference to other radio stations, promptly change the frequency being used, change the location of use, or turn off the source of emissions. 3. Contact TOSHIBA Direct PC if you have problems with interference caused by this product to Other Radio Stations. 2. Indication The indication shown below appears on this equipment.
  • Page 10: Device Authorization

    FH: This equipment uses FH-SS modulation. The interference range of this equipment is less than 10m. This equipment uses a frequency bandwidth from 2,400 MHz to 2,483.5 MHz. 3. TOSHIBA Direct PC Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 17:00 Toll Free Tel: 0120-15-1048 Direct Dial: 03-3457-4850...
  • Page 11 Voor privé-gebruik buiten gebouw over publieke groud over afstand kleiner dan 300m geen registratie bij BIPT/IBPT nodig; voor gebruik over afstand groter dan 300m is wel registratie bij BIPT/IBPT nodig. Voor registratie of licentie kunt u contact opnemen met BIPT. Dans le cas d’une utilisation privée, à...
  • Page 12 European Community 5150-5250 MHz 5250-5350 MHz 5470-5725 MHz Countries Channels: 36, 40, 44, Channels: 52, 56, 60, Channels: 100, 104, 108, 112, 116, 120, 124, 128, 132, 136, 140 Indoor Only Indoor Only Indoor/Outdoor Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, UK...
  • Page 13: Bluetooth Wireless Technology Interoperability

    Europe or support.toshiba.com in the United States for more information. When you use Bluetooth cards from TOSHIBA close to 2.4 GHz Wireless LAN devices, Bluetooth transmissions might slow down or cause errors. If you detect certain interference while you use Bluetooth cards from TOSHIBA, always change the frequency, move your computer to the area outside of the interference range of 2.4 GHz Wireless LAN devices (40 meters/43.74 yards...
  • Page 14: Bluetooth Wireless Technology And Your Health

    The radiated output power of the Bluetooth Card from TOSHIBA is far below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, the Bluetooth Card from TOSHIBA shall be used in such a manner that the potential for human contact during normal operation is minimized.
  • Page 15: Optical Disc Drive Safety Instructions

    You would also be exposed to laser light or other safety hazards, resulting in serious injury. Always contact an authorized Toshiba service provider, if any repair or adjustment is required. Location of the Required Label (Sample shown below. Location of the label and manufacturing information may...
  • Page 16 Copyright This guide is copyrighted by Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. with all rights reserved. Under the copyright laws, this guide cannot be reproduced in any form without the prior written permission of Toshiba. No patent liability is assumed, however, with respect to the use of the information contained herein.
  • Page 17 Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Toshiba is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.
  • Page 18 Computer Recycling Information As part of a commitment to people and the future, Toshiba promotes the efficient use of resources by working to achieve our zero-waste-to-landfill goal at all our production sites. In addition to our existing waste reduction and recycling policies, Toshiba is strongly committed to reducing electronic waste.
  • Page 19: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introduction................25 This guide ...............27 Safety icons ............28 Other icons used..........28 Your computer’s features and specifications ..29 Other documentation ..........29 Service options ............29 Chapter 1: Getting Started............30 Selecting a place to work ........30 Setting up a work environment ......30 Keeping yourself comfortable ......31 Computer user comfort recommendations ..31 Good Working Posture ........31...
  • Page 20 Charging the main battery........41 Using the computer for the first time ......41 Initial setup ............42 Setting up your software........42 Registering your computer with Toshiba ....42 To Shut down your computer .........43 To Restart your computer ........43 To place your computer in Sleep mode....44 Adding optional external devices......45...
  • Page 21 Removing a disc with the computer on.....81 Playing optical media ........81 Recording optical media ........82 Removing a disc with the computer off ....82 Toshiba’s online resources ........83 Chapter 3: Mobile Computing........... 84 Toshiba’s energy-saver design........84 Running the computer on battery power ....84 Battery Notice ...........85...
  • Page 22 Contents Power Plans............92 Using the eco power plan ........93 Changing the main battery ........94 Removing the battery from the computer ..94 Inserting a charged battery .......95 Taking care of your battery ........97 Safety precautions ..........97 Maintaining your battery ........98 Disposing of used batteries ........98 Traveling tips ............99 Chapter 4: Exploring Your Computer’s Features....100 Exploring the Start screen........100...
  • Page 23 Function Key ............123 PC Diagnostic Tool Utility ........124 PC Health Monitor..........125 Recovery Media Creator........126 Service Station............126 TOSHIBA Application Installer.......127 Chapter 6: If Something Goes Wrong ........128 Problems that are easy to fix ........128 Problems when you turn on the computer....129 ®...
  • Page 24 Data and system configuration backup in ® he Windows operating system ....149 If you need further assistance.......153 Contacting Toshiba .........154 Other Toshiba Internet Web sites......154 Toshiba’s worldwide offices........155 Appendix A: TOSHIBA Function Keys........156 Functions ..............156 Help file............157 Display brightness ..........157 Output (Display switch) .........158...
  • Page 25: Introduction

    You can wake the computer from Sleep mode by pressing the power button. See the “Mobile Computing” section of the Toshiba User’s Guide for more information on using power management settings to conserve computer energy.
  • Page 26 (RoHS), which restricts use of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, PBB, and PBDE. Toshiba requires its computer component suppliers to meet RoHS requirements and verifies its suppliers’ commitment to meeting RoHS requirements by conducting component sampling inspections during the product design approval process.
  • Page 27: This Guide

    Toshiba’s Web site at support.toshiba.com. While Toshiba has made every effort at the time of publication to ensure the accuracy of the information provided herein, product specifications, configurations, prices, system/component/options availability are all subject to change without notice.
  • Page 28: Safety Icons

    Introduction Safety icons Safety icons This manual contains safety instructions that must be observed to avoid potential hazards that could result in personal injuries, damage to your equipment, or loss of data. These safety cautions have been classified according to the seriousness of the risk, and icons highlight these instructions as follows: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
  • Page 29: Your Computer's Features And Specifications

    To stay current on the most recent software and hardware options for your computer, and for other product information, be sure to regularly check the Toshiba Web site at support.toshiba.com. If you have a problem or need to contact Toshiba, see “If Something Goes Wrong” on page...
  • Page 30: Chapter 1: Getting Started

    Chapter 1 Getting Started This chapter provides tips for using your computer effectively, summarizes how to connect components, and explains what to do the first time you use your computer. Please read the safety instruction information on the Quick Start document (that shipped with your computer) carefully and make sure you fully understand the instructions before you attempt to use your computer in order to avoid potential hazards that could cause...
  • Page 31: Keeping Yourself Comfortable

    Getting Started Selecting a place to work ❖ Equipment that generates a strong electromagnetic field, such as stereo speakers (other than speakers that are connected to the computer) or speakerphones. ❖ Rapid changes in temperature or humidity and sources of temperature change such as air conditioner vents or heaters.
  • Page 32: Using The Notebook With An External Keyboard, Mouse Or Monitor

    Getting Started Selecting a place to work ❖ Avoid glare: position the notebook so that light sources (lamps or windows) do not shine or reflect directly into your eyes. Place the notebook display away from bright light sources or reduce the light intensity from windows by using blinds. Glare on the notebook display may cause eye strain, eye fatigue or headaches.
  • Page 33: Typing Style

    Getting Started Selecting a place to work ❖ Alternative keyboards, such as the split curved keyboard, may improve shoulder and arm comfort. ❖ Select a mouse that is comfortable for you to use. ❖ Don’t rest your wrists on the edge of the keyboard or on the work surface when typing.
  • Page 34: Mobile Computing Tips

    Getting Started Selecting a place to work ❖ Take short, strategically spaced rest breaks to avoid eye strain and body fatigue. For example, stand up and walk around or stretch for a few minutes every hour. ❖ Taking regular breaks is especially important if you are working long hours on your computer or working on a deadline.
  • Page 35: Check List

    Getting Started Selecting a place to work For more specific recommendations on the safety and comfort of your computer environment, customers in the United States may visit the United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration Web site at: http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/computerworkstations/ Check list ❏...
  • Page 36 Getting Started Selecting a place to work Never allow any liquids to spill into any part of your computer, and never expose the computer to rain, water, seawater or moisture. Exposure to liquid or moisture can cause electric shock or fire, resulting in damage or serious injury.
  • Page 37: Important Information On Your Computer's Cooling Fan

    Getting Started Selecting a place to work ❖ Keep the computer and disks away from objects that generate strong magnetic fields, such as large stereo speakers. Information on some disks is stored magnetically. Placing a magnet too close to a disk can erase important files. Handle discs carefully.
  • Page 38: Setting Up Your Computer

    Getting Started Setting up your computer Setting up your computer TECHNICAL NOTE: You must complete all setup steps up to and including “Setting up your software” on page 42 before adding external or internal components to your computer. These components include, but are not limited to, a mouse, keyboard, printer, and memory.
  • Page 39 Getting Started Connecting to a power source Always use the TOSHIBA AC adaptor that was provided with your computer, or use AC adaptors specified by TOSHIBA to avoid any risk of fire or other damage to the computer. Use of an incompatible AC adaptor could cause fire or damage to the computer possibly resulting in serious injury.
  • Page 40 Getting Started Connecting to a power source Plug the AC adaptor cord into the DC-IN on the side of the computer. (Sample Illustration) Connecting the AC adaptor cord to the computer Connect the power cord/cable to a live electrical outlet. The AC power light on the indicator panel glows white.
  • Page 41: Charging The Main Battery

    Getting Started Charging the main battery Charging the main battery Before using the battery to power the computer, you must charge the battery. To charge the battery, leave the computer plugged into an AC power source with the computer turned off until the battery light glows white.
  • Page 42: Initial Setup

    Product. Product registration can be completed by one of three methods: From the Toshiba Web site at register.toshiba.com: Type in the requested information and complete the registration process. From the Start screen: Type Registration while in the Start screen, locate and complete the registration process.
  • Page 43: To Shut Down Your Computer

    Getting Started To Shut down your computer To Shut down your computer From the Start or Desktop screen, move your pointer over the upper or lower right corner of the screen. ® When the Windows Charms appear, click the Settings ( Charm.
  • Page 44: To Place Your Computer In Sleep Mode

    Getting Started To place your computer in Sleep mode In the lower right of the screen click the Power ( ) icon. Restart option Power button (Sample Image) Restart Highlight Restart, and then click the Restart option. The computer closes all open applications, and restarts the operating system.
  • Page 45: Adding Optional External Devices

    Adding optional external devices Adding optional external devices NOTE Before adding external devices or memory, Toshiba recommends setting up your software. See “Setting up your software” on page After starting your computer for the first time you may want to: ❖...
  • Page 46 Getting Started Adding memory (optional) To avoid damaging the computer’s screws, use a Phillips screwdriver of the correct size that is in good condition. Installing a memory module with the computer’s power on may damage the computer, the module, or both. The computer has two memory slots—Slot A and Slot B.
  • Page 47 Getting Started Adding memory (optional) Highlight Shut down while holding the Shift key, and then click the Shut down option. The computer closes all open applications, shuts down the operating system, and then turns off. Unplug and remove any cables connected to the computer, including the AC adaptor.
  • Page 48 Getting Started Adding memory (optional) Remove the memory module slot cover. Place the screw(s) and the cover in a safe place so that you can retrieve them later. Static electricity can damage the memory module. Before you handle the module, touch a grounded metal surface to discharge any static electricity you may have built up.
  • Page 49 Getting Started Adding memory (optional) Pick up the memory module by its sides, avoiding any contact with its connector. Position the module toward the socket, aligning the connector’s notch with the matching key in the socket. notch latch connector latch (Sample Illustration) Aligning the memory module with the socket Firmly press the memory module into the memory slot’s socket at approximately a 30-degree angle (to the horizontal surface...
  • Page 50 Getting Started Adding memory (optional) latch latch (Sample Illustration) Pressing down on the memory module Do not force the memory module into position. The memory module should be completely inserted into the socket and level when secured in place. Back of computer Slot B Slot A (Sample Illustration) Inserting the memory module into the slot...
  • Page 51: Removing A Memory Module

    Getting Started Adding memory (optional) Always make sure your computer and AC adaptor have adequate ventilation and are protected from overheating when the power is turned on or when an AC adaptor is connected to a power outlet (even if your computer is in Sleep mode).
  • Page 52 Getting Started Adding memory (optional) Do not try to remove a memory module with the computer turned on. You can damage the computer and the memory module. Do not remove the memory module while the computer is in Sleep or Hibernation mode.
  • Page 53: Checking Total Memory

    Getting Started Adding memory (optional) Always make sure your computer and AC adaptor have adequate ventilation and are protected from overheating when the power is turned on or when an AC adaptor is connected to a power outlet (even if your computer is in Sleep mode).
  • Page 54: Recovering The Internal Storage Drive

    Getting Started Recovering the Internal Storage Drive NOTE ® From time to time, Windows will display a pop-up that says, “Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer?” This is a security feature to prevent programs or people from doing things on your computer without your permission.
  • Page 55: Creating Recovery Media

    Getting Started Recovering the Internal Storage Drive ❖ NOTE During the recovery process your computer must be connected to an external power source via the AC adaptor. ❖ When you restore your system, only the operating system files, applications, and drivers originally shipped with the computer are restored.
  • Page 56 Be sure to save the information stored on your external media to another storage device before executing this procedure, or use blank media. Click the Create button in the TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator utility dialog box.
  • Page 57: Restoring From Recovery Media

    Getting Started Recovering the Internal Storage Drive Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the copy process. NOTE If you are copying the recovery files to DVDs, be sure to label each DVD in the set sequentially (for example, “1 of 3,” “2 of 3,” etc.), so that you will know in which order to insert the discs during recovery.
  • Page 58: Refresh Your Pc (with User's Data)

    Refresh your PC (with user’s data) Using “Refresh your PC” recovers your internal storage drive to factory default state and attempts to save your data. Toshiba does not guarantee successful data back-up. Please make a complete back up of your data to external media before executing the recovery. For more information, see “Backing up your work”...
  • Page 59 Get Started. The “Refresh your PC” screen appears. (Sample Image) Refresh your PC screen Toshiba does not guarantee successful data back up. Be sure to save your work to external media before executing the recovery (see “Backing up your work” on page...
  • Page 60: Reset Your Pc

    Getting Started Recovering the Internal Storage Drive Click the Next button to begin. The “Ready to refresh your PC” screen appears. (Sample Image) Ready to refresh your PC screen You will be prompted to refresh your system. Click the Refresh button. Your system will restart.
  • Page 61 Getting Started Recovering the Internal Storage Drive Click Change PC Settings. The PC settings window appears. (Sample Image) PC settings screen Click General. Scroll down to “Remove everything and reinstall Windows,” and click Get Started. The “Reset your PC” screen appears. (Sample Image) Reset your PC screen...
  • Page 62 Getting Started Recovering the Internal Storage Drive Click the Next button. The “Do you want to fully clean your drive” screen appears. (Sample Image) Do you want to fully clean your drive screen Select one of the following options: ❖ Just remove my files ❖...
  • Page 63: Installing Drivers And Applications

    NOTE Selecting the “Fully clean the drive” option may take several hours. Installing drivers and applications The TOSHIBA Application Installer allows you to reinstall the drivers and applications that were originally bundled with your computer. To reinstall drivers and applications:...
  • Page 64: Using The Touch Pad

    Getting Started Using the touch pad Using the touch pad NOTE Some of the touch pad operations described in this section are only supported in certain applications, and only on certain models. You can use the touch pad (the small, touch-sensitive area in front of the keyboard) and the adjacent control buttons to: ❖...
  • Page 65 Getting Started Using the touch pad Do the following: Example: Select an item Move the pointer to the item you want to select. Do one of the following: ❖ Tap the touch pad once ❖ Press and release the primary (Sample Illustration) (left-hand) control button Tap once to select...
  • Page 66: Adjusting Touch Pad Settings

    NOTE Touch pad setting options vary by computer model. The touch pad settings are accessible through the Mouse Properties option of the Windows Control Panel. For more information, please visit support.toshiba.com.
  • Page 67: Disabling Or Enabling The Touch Pad

    Getting Started Using external display devices Disabling or enabling the touch pad The touch pad is enabled by default. To enable/disable the touch pad, press . For more information, see “Disabling or enabling the touch pad” on page 159. Connecting an external device NOTE Depending on your system, some models may include USB 3.0 port(s).
  • Page 68: Selecting Video Cables

    Getting Started Using external display devices ❖ An external monitor or projector via the RGB (monitor) port RGB (Monitor) port HDMI™ Out port* *Available on certain models (Sample Illustration) Video ports Selecting video cables To connect a device to the HDMI™ Out port, you must purchase an HDMI™...
  • Page 69: Directing The Display Output When You Turn On The Computer

    Getting Started Using external display devices Directing the display output when you turn on the computer Once you have connected an external display device, you can choose to use the internal display only, the external device only, or both simultaneously. NOTE Some modes are only available with the appropriate device attached and turned on.
  • Page 70: Adjusting The Quality Of The External Display

    Getting Started Customizing your computer’s settings NOTE You may also use the key, and then press to activate a ENTER selection. Adjusting the quality of the external display To obtain the best picture quality from your television (or other video display device), you may need to adjust the video settings. See the video device documentation for additional configuration steps.
  • Page 71: Cleaning The Computer

    You may want to secure your computer to a heavy object such as your desk. The easiest way to do this is to purchase an optional computer lock cable. For more information on purchasing a cable lock, visit accessories.toshiba.com. (Sample Illustration) Computer lock cable To secure the computer: Wrap the cable through or around some part of a heavy object.
  • Page 72 Getting Started Caring for your computer Insert the cable’s locking end into the security lock slot on your computer, then engage the locking device. The computer is now securely locked. (Sample Illustration) Attaching security lock cable...
  • Page 73: Chapter 2: Learning The Basics

    Chapter 2 Learning the Basics This chapter gives some computing tips and provides important information about basic features. Computing tips ❖ Save your work frequently. Your work stays in the computer’s temporary memory until you save it to the internal storage drive. If the network you are using goes down and you must restart your computer to reconnect, or your battery runs out of charge while you are working, you will lose all work since you last saved.
  • Page 74: Using The Keyboard

    Learning the Basics Using the keyboard ❖ Back up your files to external media on a regular basis. Label the backup copies clearly and store them in a safe place. It is easy to put off backing up because it takes time. However, if your internal storage drive suddenly fails, you will lose all the data on it unless you have a separate backup copy.
  • Page 75: Function Keys

    Learning the Basics Using the keyboard (Sample Illustration) Keyboard NOTE To capture a print screen of the entire screen, press the Fn + PRTSC key. (This only applies to models with a 10-key keypad). To capture only the active window displayed, press while Fn + ALT simultaneously pressing the...
  • Page 76: Special Windows ® Keys

    Learning the Basics Mouse properties ® Special Windows keys ® Windows Application key ® (Sample Illustration) Special Windows keys Your computer’s keyboard has one key and one button that have ® special functions in Windows ❖ ® Windows key—Toggles between the Desktop screen and the last app opened on the Start screen.
  • Page 77: Starting An App

    Learning the Basics Starting an app Starting an app To Start an app on the Start screen, move your pointer over the appropriate tile and click to open. To Start an app from the Desktop, move your pointer over the upper ®...
  • Page 78: Saving Your Work

    Learning the Basics Saving your work Saving your work Before you turn off the computer using the Shut down command, save your work on the internal storage drive, external media, flash media, or optical disc. This is one of the most important rules of computing.
  • Page 79: Optical Disc Drive Components

    Learning the Basics Using the optical disc drive NOTE For optimum DVD performance, it is recommended that you play DVDs while running the computer on AC power. NOTE When viewing DVD movies use the DVD Player software that came with your computer. Optical disc drive components The optical disc drive is located on the side of the computer.
  • Page 80: Media Control Buttons

    Learning the Basics Using the optical disc drive Media control buttons The media control buttons located above the keyboard allow you mute the sound and play audio CDs or DVD movies when the computer is on. Volume decrease button Play/pause button Next track Volume increase button button...
  • Page 81: Removing A Disc With The Computer On

    If you insert the disc incorrectly, it may jam the drive. If this happens, contact Toshiba support for assistance. Push the disc tray in by pressing gently on the center of the tray until it clicks into place.
  • Page 82: Recording Optical Media

    Due to manufacturing and quality variations in third party optical media (e.g., CD or DVD) or optical media players/recorders, in certain cases, your Toshiba optical disc drive may not record on certain optical media that bear the applicable logo, or play back optical media recorded by other computers or optical media recorders.
  • Page 83: Toshiba's Online Resources

    Gently press the tray in to close it. Toshiba’s online resources Toshiba maintains a number of online sites to which you can connect. These sites provide information about Toshiba products, give help with technical questions and keep you up to date with future upgrades.
  • Page 84: Chapter 3: Mobile Computing

    It has a number of other features that enhance its energy efficiency. Many of these energy-saving features have been preset by Toshiba. We recommend you leave these features active, allowing your computer to operate at its maximum energy efficiency, so that you can use it for longer periods while traveling.
  • Page 85: Battery Notice

    This is normal for all batteries. To purchase a new battery pack, see the accessories information included with your computer or visit the Toshiba Web site at accessories.toshiba.com. Use only batteries designed to work with your Toshiba computer.
  • Page 86: Power Management

    Changes to these settings may result in system performance or stability issues. Users who are not completely familiar with the power management component of the system should use the preset configuration. For assistance with setup changes, contact Toshiba’s Customer Support Center. Charging the main battery The battery needs to be charged before you can use it to power the computer.
  • Page 87: Charging The Rtc Battery

    Mobile Computing Running the computer on battery power ❖ The battery is almost completely discharged. Leave the power connected and the battery should begin charging after a few minutes. HINT: Once the battery is fully charged, we recommend that you periodically operate your computer on battery power until the battery discharges completely.
  • Page 88: Monitoring Main Battery Power

    Mobile Computing Monitoring main battery power The computer can be used while the RTC battery is being charged, although the charging status of the RTC battery cannot be monitored. Monitoring main battery power The computer’s main battery light gives you an indication of the main battery’s current charge.
  • Page 89: Determining Remaining Battery Power

    Mobile Computing Monitoring main battery power HINT: Be careful not to confuse the battery light ( ), the ON/OFF light ( ), and the power button light near the upper-right corner of the keyboard. When the ON/OFF light or power button light flashes amber, it ®...
  • Page 90: What To Do When The Main Battery Runs Low

    Mobile Computing Monitoring main battery power TECHNICAL NOTE: The computer drains the battery faster at low temperatures. Check your remaining charge frequently if you are working in temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The computer calculates the remaining battery charge based on your current rate of power use and other factors such as the age of the battery.
  • Page 91: Conserving Battery Power

    Mobile Computing Monitoring main battery power Click Change advanced power settings. The Advanced settings tab of the Power Options window appears. Double-click Battery to display the battery options. (Sample Image) Advanced settings tab of Power Options screen Configure the alarm settings to suit your needs. Conserving battery power How long a fully charged battery pack lasts when you are using the computer depends on a number of factors, such as:...
  • Page 92: Power Plans

    Mobile Computing Monitoring main battery power ® Microsoft has combined these options into preset Power Plans. Using one of these power plans lets you choose between maximum power savings and peak system performance. You may also set individual power-saving options to suit your own needs. The following sections describe how to choose a Power Plan and discuss each power-saving option.
  • Page 93: Using The Eco Power Plan

    Mobile Computing Using the eco power plan NOTE To edit a plan or to edit advanced settings, continue to the following steps. Click Change plan settings to choose the plan you want to edit. This screen allows you to change basic settings. Click Change advanced power settings to access settings for battery notification levels, internal storage drive power save time, etc.
  • Page 94: Changing The Main Battery

    Mobile Computing Changing the main battery Changing the main battery When your main battery has run out of power, you have two options: plug in the AC adaptor or install a charged main battery. Never short circuit the battery pack by either accidentally or intentionally bringing the battery terminals in contact with another conductive object.
  • Page 95: Inserting A Charged Battery

    Mobile Computing Changing the main battery Slide the battery release latch to release the battery. Pull the discharged battery out of the computer. (Sample Illustration) Removing the battery If the battery is leaking or its case is cracked, put on protective gloves to handle it, and discard it immediately.
  • Page 96 Mobile Computing Changing the main battery If the battery does not slide into the slot easily, move the battery release lock to the unlocked position and try again. Do not force the battery into position. (Sample Illustration) Inserting the battery Slide the battery release lock to the locked position.
  • Page 97: Taking Care Of Your Battery

    If a battery is leaking or damaged, replace it immediately. Use protective gloves when handling a damaged battery. ❖ To replace the main battery, use an identical battery that you can purchase through the Toshiba Web site at accessories.toshiba.com. ❖ A reverse polarity condition should be avoided with all batteries.
  • Page 98: Maintaining Your Battery

    Mobile Computing Disposing of used batteries Maintaining your battery Fully discharging your battery pack will allow better accuracy of the battery meter. To fully discharge your battery pack: ❖ Periodically, disconnect the computer from a power source and operate it on battery power until the battery pack fully discharges.
  • Page 99: Traveling Tips

    ❖ Always travel with the computer in a carrying case. Toshiba offers a choice of carrying cases for the computer. They all provide plenty of extra space for manuals, power cords, and compact discs.
  • Page 100: Chapter 4: Exploring Your Computer's Features

    Chapter 4 Exploring Your Computer’s Features In this chapter, you will explore some of the special features of your computer. Exploring the Start screen The Start screen is the launching pad for everything you can do in ® the Windows operating system, providing new and easy ways to access everything from your favorite apps and Web sites to your contacts and other important information.
  • Page 101: Charms

    Exploring Your Computer’s Features Exploring the Start screen For detailed information on the new Windows 8 functionality, refer ® to the Windows Help and Support. App tiles ® (Sample Image) Windows Start screen Charms ® Use the Windows Charms to start apps, find documents, set up system components, and perform most other computing tasks.
  • Page 102: Tiles

    Exploring Your Computer’s Features Exploring the desktop Tiles Tiles can be accessed and launched from the Start screen. Typical Start screen tiles are the Desktop tile and Mail tile, as well as tiles representing all other applications downloaded to your system.
  • Page 103 Exploring Your Computer’s Features Exploring the desktop You may see various icons displayed on your system desktop, for example: Recycle Bin—Holds files you have deleted. You may be able to retrieve these files until you empty the Recycle Bin. ❖ TECHNICAL NOTE: If you delete a large number of files or very large files from the internal storage drive, there may be insufficient space available in the Recycle Bin to hold these files.
  • Page 104: Windows ® Store

    Exploring Your Computer’s Features ® Windows Store Typical tasks in the notification area are Current time, Power usage mode, network connectivity status, and speaker volume. To activate a specific task, click the appropriate notification area icon. Notifications There are many types of notifications you can employ to help you with the many tasks you perform every day.
  • Page 105: Connecting Your Computer To A Network

    NOTE To enable or disable wireless communication, use the key. For more information see “TOSHIBA Function Keys” on page 156. NOTE When Airplane mode is OFF, the wireless indicator light will be lit.
  • Page 106: Exploring Audio Features

    Exploring Your Computer’s Features Exploring audio features Exploring audio features You can use your computer to record sounds using the computer’s internal microphone (available on certain models) or an optional external microphone. You can listen to sound files or audio CDs using the built-in speakers, headphones, or external speakers.
  • Page 107: Using External Speakers Or Headphones

    Exploring Your Computer’s Features Using the Web Camera Using external speakers or headphones Your computer is equipped with a full stereo sound system with internal speakers. Instead of using the internal speakers, you can connect headphones or a pair of external stereo speakers. Before putting on headphones to listen, turn the volume down.
  • Page 108: Using The Memory Card Reader

    Exploring Your Computer’s Features Using the Memory card reader To access the Web Camera, on the Start screen click the Camera tile. The Web Camera indicator light glows when the Web Camera is active. Using the Memory card reader (Available on certain models.) The Memory card reader supports the use of Secure Digital™...
  • Page 109: Removing Memory Media

    Exploring Your Computer’s Features Using the Memory card reader When inserting memory media, do not touch the metal contacts. You could expose the storage area to static electricity, which can destroy data. Removing memory media If you are not currently on the Desktop, choose the Desktop tile on the Start screen, otherwise skip to step 2.
  • Page 110: Chapter 5: Utilities

    Chapter 5 Utilities Your computer includes several utilities designed to help you to reconfigure your system to best meet your individual needs. Together, these allow you to ascertain certain system details, set additional options, or change default options. These utilities are described in this chapter.
  • Page 111: Desktop Assist

    Desktop Assist ❖ Service Station ❖ TOSHIBA Application Installer Desktop Assist The Desktop Assist provides quick access to computer functions and allows you to customize a range of computer settings. To access Desktop Assist from the Start screen begin typing Desktop Assist, or while in the Desktop screen double-click the Desktop Assist icon.
  • Page 112: Media & Entertainment

    Utilities Desktop Assist Media & Entertainment The feature available in this category is TOSHIBA Video Player. (Sample Image) Desktop Assist window – Media & Entertainment tab...
  • Page 113: Tools & Utilities

    Utilities Desktop Assist Tools & Utilities The features that may be available in this category are: ❖ eco Utility® ❖ Supervisor password ❖ System Settings ❖ Function Key ❖ User password (Sample Image) Desktop Assist window – Tools & Utilities tab...
  • Page 114: Support & Recovery

    The features that may be available in this category are: ❖ PC Diagnostic Tool Utility ❖ PC Health Monitor ❖ Recovery Media Creator ❖ Service Station ❖ TOSHIBA Application Installer ❖ User’s Guide (Sample Image) Desktop Assist window – Support & Recovery tab...
  • Page 115: Eco Utility

    Utilities eco Utility® ® eco Utility ® The eco Utility monitors your power savings from using the eco power plan by tracking real-time power consumption and accumulated savings over time. ® To access the eco Utility , do one of the following: ®...
  • Page 116: Setting Passwords

    TOSHIBA is not responsible for any losses that may occur to you, your organization or others as a result of the inability to access your computer.
  • Page 117 Utilities Setting passwords (Sample Image) Supervisor Password tab Click Set. Enter your password, and then enter it again to verify. Click Set. NOTE Under User Policy, this option may or may not ask for password verification. Click OK to save your password as a text file. Click Save.
  • Page 118: Using A User Password

    TOSHIBA is not responsible for any losses that may occur to you, your organization or others as a result of the inability to access your computer.
  • Page 119: System Settings

    Utilities System Settings System Settings System Settings is the TOSHIBA configuration management tool ® available through the Windows operating system. To access it: To access System Settings from the Start screen begin typing System Settings, or while in the Desktop screen double-click the Desktop Assist icon.
  • Page 120: Sleep And Charge

    Utilities Sleep and Charge ❖ General—Allows you to view the current BIOS version or change certain settings back to their default values ❖ Keyboard—Allows you to access the wake-on keyboard function, or to configure the function keys ❖ LAN—Allows you to set networking functions ❖...
  • Page 121 Utilities Sleep and Charge ❖ NOTE When “USB Sleep and Charge function” is set to Enabled, USB bus power (DC 5V) will be supplied to the compatible port even when the power of the computer is turned OFF. USB bus power (DC 5V) is similarly supplied to the external devices which are connected to the compatible ports.
  • Page 122: Enabling/disabling Usb Sleep And Charge

    Utilities Sleep and Charge Enabling/Disabling USB Sleep and Charge This utility can be used to enable or disable the USB Sleep and Charge function. To enable this function, select Enable. To disable this function, toggle the Enable button to the Disabled position. You can also control whether charging takes place when the computer is running on battery power.
  • Page 123: Function Key

    Utilities Function Key Function Key Turns notifications for touch pad status ON/OFF. (Sample Image) Function Key NOTE The Function option is disabled by default.
  • Page 124: Pc Diagnostic Tool Utility

    Utilities PC Diagnostic Tool Utility PC Diagnostic Tool Utility This utility can help diagnose problems with devices in your computer. Refer to the online Help documentation within the application for additional help. NOTE The PC Diagnostic Tool utility may show tests for features you do not have.
  • Page 125: Pc Health Monitor

    This information is used to identify and provide a notification of system conditions that may affect the performance of your TOSHIBA computer. It may also be used to help diagnose problems should the computer require service by TOSHIBA or TOSHIBA's authorized service providers.
  • Page 126: Recovery Media Creator

    Utilities Recovery Media Creator Recovery Media Creator The Recovery Media Creator utility enables you to create recovery media that can be used to return your system to its out-of-box state, if necessary. For detailed information on using the utility to create recovery media, see “Creating recovery media”...
  • Page 127: Toshiba Application Installer

    Utilities TOSHIBA Application Installer TOSHIBA Application Installer The TOSHIBA Application Installer allows you to reinstall the drivers and applications that were originally bundled with your computer. To reinstall drivers and applications: To access TOSHIBA Application Installer from the Start screen begin typing Application Installer, or while in the Desktop screen double-click the Desktop Assist icon.
  • Page 128: Chapter 6: If Something Goes Wrong

    This chapter aims to help you solve many problems by yourself. It covers the problems you are most likely to encounter. If all else fails, contact Toshiba. You will find information on Toshiba’s support services at the end of this chapter.
  • Page 129: Problems When You Turn On The Computer

    If Something Goes Wrong Problems when you turn on the computer Select the application you want to close, then click End Task. Closing the failed application should allow you to continue working. If it does not, continue with the next step. Close the remaining applications one by one by selecting the application name, then End Task.
  • Page 130 If Something Goes Wrong Problems when you turn on the computer The computer displays the WARNING RESUME FAILURE/Windows Error message. Recovery – Windows did not shut down successfully To continue, select Start Windows normally. This can happen if the computer was put into Sleep mode and the battery has discharged.
  • Page 131: The Windows

    The output specifications of the AC adaptor must match the input specifications of the computer. If the specifications do not match, locate and use the AC adaptor that shipped with your computer. If the specifications do match, contact Toshiba. See “Contacting Toshiba” on page 154.
  • Page 132: Using Startup Options To Fix Problems

    If Something Goes Wrong ® The Windows operating system is not working ❖ The operating system responds differently from the normal routine. ❖ The screen does not look right. Unless a hardware device has failed, problems usually occur when you change the system in some way such as installing a new application or adding a device.
  • Page 133 If Something Goes Wrong ® The Windows operating system is not working Advanced options Clicking this option presents you with another set of options: System Restore ❖ System Restore allows you to use a Restore point to return the computer to a state at which it was performing properly. Restore points are created: ❖...
  • Page 134: Internet Problems

    If Something Goes Wrong ® The Windows operating system is not working ❖ Enable Safe Mode ® Starts Windows with a minimal set of drivers and services. If the computer starts and runs in Safe Mode, you will know the Operating System is most likely working properly and that you should look to third-party applications or drivers for the source of your problem.
  • Page 135: The Windows Operating System Can Help You

    ❖ Click one of the options listed in the window and follow the instructions You can connect to Support Online by going to Toshiba support at support.toshiba.com. Fixing a problem with Device Manager Device Manager provides a way to check and change the configuration of a device.
  • Page 136: Memory Problems

    If Something Goes Wrong Memory problems From the list of device(s), click Device Manger. To view the device(s) installed, double-click the device type. The operating system displays the device Properties dialog box, which provides an array of tabs. They may include: ❖...
  • Page 137: Power And The Batteries

    If Something Goes Wrong Power and the batteries Check for the error again. If the error recurs, remove the memory module entirely and check for the error again. If removing the memory module eliminates the error, the memory module may be faulty. If the error recurs without the memory module installed, the error is not caused by the memory module.
  • Page 138: Keyboard Problems

    After a period of time, the battery will lose its ability to perform at maximum capacity and will need to be replaced. This is normal for all batteries. To purchase a new battery pack, see your accessories information included with your computer, or visit the Toshiba Web site at accessories.toshiba.com.
  • Page 139: Display Problems

    If Something Goes Wrong Display problems The keyboard you connected may be defective or incompatible with the computer. Try using a different make of keyboard. Display problems Here are some typical display problems and their solutions: The screen is blank. Display Auto Off may have gone into effect.
  • Page 140 If Something Goes Wrong Display problems A message displays saying that there is a problem with your display settings and that the adapter type is incorrect or the current settings do not work with your hardware. Reduce the size of the color palette to one that is supported by the computer’s internal display.
  • Page 141: Disk Or Storage Drive Problems

    If Something Goes Wrong Disk or storage drive problems Disk or storage drive problems Problems with the storage drive or with external media usually show up as an inability to access the drive or as sector errors. Sometimes a drive problem may cause one or more files to appear to have garbage in them.
  • Page 142 If Something Goes Wrong Disk or storage drive problems Right-click the drive you wish to check. (Sample Image) Clicking on the drive In the pop-up menu, click Properties. The drive’s Properties box appears. Click the Tools tab. Click the Check button. The Error Checking box appears.
  • Page 143: Optical Disc Drive Problems

    If Something Goes Wrong Optical disc drive problems Your data files are damaged or corrupted. Refer to your software documentation for file recovery procedures. Many software packages automatically create backup files. You may also be able to recover lost data using utility software. Consult your network administrator.
  • Page 144: Sound System Problems

    For more information regarding supported optical media formats, refer to the complete detail specifications for your computer at support.toshiba.com. If the problem is with an optical data disc, refer to the software’s documentation and check that the hardware configuration meets the application’s needs.
  • Page 145: Wireless Networking Problems

    If Something Goes Wrong Wireless networking problems Make sure the printer cable is firmly attached to the computer and the printer, or the wireless connection is good. Run the printer’s self-test to check for any problem with the printer itself. Make sure you installed the proper printer drivers as shown in the instructions that came with the printer.
  • Page 146 NOTE To enable or disable wireless communication, use the key. For more information see “TOSHIBA Function Keys” on page 156. ❖ Use IPCONFIG to verify that the computer has a useful IP address one other than the private address of ®...
  • Page 147: Dvd Operating Problems

    “Checking device properties” on page 135 for instructions on using Device Manager to view the optical disc drive properties. Check the Toshiba Web site for new information on optical disc drives and their operation. A blank screen appears while watching a DVD-ROM movie or title.
  • Page 148: Develop Good Computing Habits

    If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits From the search list, click Choose when to turn off display. To keep the display from turning off, click Never in both drop down lists. Click Save changes. The screen saver runs while you are watching a movie or title. If the screen saver is enabled, it runs on top of any movie or title you are watching.
  • Page 149: Data And System Configuration Backup In

    If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits Read the user’s guides. It is very difficult to provide a fail-safe set of steps you can follow every time you experience a problem with the computer. Your ability to solve problems will improve as you learn about how the computer and its software work together.
  • Page 150 If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits Under Restore settings select Turn on System Protection. Click OK. Click Create. In the input field, enter a name that is descriptive enough to be easily understood in the future, such as “Before installing Brand X Accounting app.”...
  • Page 151 An external hard drive is recommended in case the internal storage drive fails. No additional software is required. Most of the optical disc drives built into recent Toshiba portable computer models can write to (or ‘burn’) as well as read from optical discs.
  • Page 152 If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits the state it was in prior to the installation, undoing any changes that the installation process introduced. ❖ Back up your critical data (see “Backing up your data or your entire computer with the Windows® operating system” on page 151).
  • Page 153: If You Need Further Assistance

    If Something Goes Wrong If you need further assistance USB Sleep and Charge is not working. USB Sleep and Charge may be disabled. Open the TOSHIBA Sleep and Charge utility to check if the feature is disabled and to enable it if necessary.
  • Page 154: Contacting Toshiba

    Toshiba’s Technical Support Web site For technical support, or to stay current on the most recent software and hardware options for your computer, and for other product information, be sure to regularly check the Toshiba Web site at support.toshiba.com. Other Toshiba Internet Web sites toshiba.com...
  • Page 155: Toshiba's Worldwide Offices

    Spain United States The Rest of Europe Toshiba America Information Toshiba Europe (I.E.) GmbH Systems, Inc. Hammfelddamm 8 9740 Irvine Boulevard D-4-1460 Neuss Irvine, California 92618 Germany United States For more information on additional Toshiba worldwide locations, please visit: www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.
  • Page 156: Appendix A: Toshiba Function Keys

    Appendix A TOSHIBA Function Keys TOSHIBA Function keys provide a quick way to modify selected system functions and to launch applications. Functions TOSHIBA Function keys are used to set or modify the following system functions: ❖ Help file ❖ Brightness control ❖...
  • Page 157: Help File

    TOSHIBA Function Keys Functions Help file This TOSHIBA Function key displays the help file. Display brightness This TOSHIBA Function key decreases the screen brightness. This TOSHIBA Function key increases the screen brightness.
  • Page 158: Output (display Switch)

    TOSHIBA Function Keys Functions Output (Display switch) This TOSHIBA Function key cycles through the display options and highlights the available options. (Only the first option is available when you do not have an external monitor attached.) NOTE All modes are always displayed on the screen, however only the available modes for your system are functional.
  • Page 159: Disabling Or Enabling The Touch Pad

    “Using the touch pad” on page Media buttons This TOSHIBA Function key allows you to return to the preceding track on the disc. This TOSHIBA Function key allows you to start playing the disc, or pause it if currently playing.
  • Page 160: Volume Mute

    When volume mute is enabled, no sound will come from the speakers or headphones. Disabling or enabling wireless devices ® This TOSHIBA Function key enables/disables the Wi-Fi antenna in your computer. The wireless modes are: ❖ Disables the wireless antenna (Airplane mode is ON).
  • Page 161: Keyboard Function Keys

    TOSHIBA Function Keys Functions Keyboard Function keys This TOSHIBA Function key allows you to zoom out. This TOSHIBA Function key allows you to zoom in. Zoom (Display resolution) This TOSHIBA Function key switches screen resolution. Cycle through the screen resolutions, and then select the [Space bar] desired resolution.
  • Page 162: Appendix B: Power Cord/cable Connectors

    Appendix B Power Cord/Cable Connectors Your computer ships with the correct power supply for the country of purchase. This appendix shows the shapes of the typical AC power cord/cable connectors for various parts of the world. Canada UL approved CSA approved United Kingdom Europe VDA approved...
  • Page 163: Glossary

    Glossary TECHNICAL NOTE: Some features defined in this glossary may not be available on your computer. Acronyms The following acronyms may appear in this User’s Guide. Alternating Current BIOS Basic Input/Output System BD-ROM Blu-ray Disc Read-Only Memory bits per second Compact Disc CD-ROM Compact Disc Read-Only Memory...
  • Page 164 Glossary Dots Per Inch Digital Versatile (or Video) Disc DVD-ROM Digital Versatile (or Video) Disc Read-Only Memory eSATA external Serial Advanced Technology Attachment File Allocation Table Federal Communications Commission gigabyte Gbps gigabytes per second Hard Disk Drive HDMI High-Definition Multimedia Interface High-Definition Multimedia Interface Consumer HDMI-CEC Electronics Control...
  • Page 165 Glossary Real-Time Clock Secure Digital SDRAM Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory Solid State Drive Thin Film Transistor Universal Serial Bus Uniform Resource Locator Wide Area Network World Wide Web Terms The following terms may appear in this User’s Guide. active-matrix display—A liquid crystal display (LCD) made from an array of liquid crystal cells using active-matrix technology.
  • Page 166 Glossary backup—A copy of a file, usually on a removable disk, kept in case the original file is lost or damaged. Basic Input/Output System (BIOS)—See BIOS. baud rate—The speed at which a communication device, such as a printer or modem, transmits information. Baud rate is the number of signal changes per second (not necessarily the same as bits per second).
  • Page 167 Glossary cache—A section of very fast memory in which frequently used information is duplicated for quick access. Accessing data from cache is faster than accessing it from the computer’s main memory. See also CPU cache, L1 cache, L2 cache. CD—An individual compact disc. See also CD-ROM. CD-ROM (Compact Disc Read-Only Memory)—A form of high- capacity storage that uses laser optics instead of magnetic means for reading data.
  • Page 168 Glossary CPU—See Central Processing Unit (CPU). CPU cache—A section of very fast memory residing between the CPU and the computer’s main memory that temporarily stores data and instructions the CPU will need to execute commands and programs. See also cache, L1 cache, L2 cache. cursor—An on-screen symbol (usually a flashing vertical line) that indicates the position where characters will appear when you enter data.
  • Page 169 Glossary disk drive—The device that reads and writes information and programs on external media or hard disk. It rotates the disk at high speed past one or more read/write heads. document—Any file created with an application and, if saved to disk, given a name by which it can be retrieved.
  • Page 170 Glossary file—A collection of related information, saved on disk with a unique name. A file may be a program, information used by a program, or a document. See also document. File Allocation Table (FAT)—The section of a storage drive that keeps track of the location of stored files.
  • Page 171 HDMI cables. See also HDMI. Hibernation—A feature of many Toshiba computers that saves to the internal storage drive the current state of your work, including all open files and programs, when you turn the computer off. When you turn on the computer again, your work is returned to the same state it was when the computer was turned off.
  • Page 172 Glossary LAN (Local Area Network)—A group of computers or other devices dispersed over a relatively limited area and connected by a communications link that enables any device to interact with any other on the network. LED (Light Emitting Diode)—A solid state lamp (SSL) that uses light-emitting diodes (LEDs) as the source of light, which offers long life and high efficiency output.
  • Page 173 Glossary multi-function drive—A DVD drive that can read and write to CD and DVD media. multimedia—A combination of two or more media, such as sound, animation, and video in a computer program or presentation. Musical Instrument Digital Interface—See MIDI. network—A collection of computers and associated devices that are connected by communications facilities.
  • Page 174 Glossary pixel—Short for “picture element.” The smallest dot that can be produced on a screen or printer. Plug and Play—Generally, refers to the computer’s ability to automatically configure itself to work with peripheral devices. When capitalized, refers to a standard that, when followed by a device manufacturer, allows a computer to configure itself automatically to work with the device.
  • Page 175 Glossary resolution—A measure of the sharpness of the images that can be produced by a printer or displayed on a screen. For a printer, resolution is expressed in dots per inch (dpi). For a screen, it is expressed as the number of pixels available horizontally and vertically.
  • Page 176 Glossary ® Suspend—A feature of some Windows operating systems that allows you to turn off the computer without exiting your open applications and to continue from where you left off when you turn the computer on again. Swipe—Swipe an open window to the left or right of the screen to display the next or previous window.
  • Page 177: Index

    Index Call2Recycle™ 99 care 97 AC adaptor 38 changing 94 AC power 86 charge indicator light 40 AC power light 38 charge time 86 accessing charger 86 network 105 charging 41 adding charging the real-time clock memory (RTC) 87 check total memory 53 conserving power 91 memory (optional) 45 determine remaining power 89...
  • Page 178 Index running computer on battery troubleshooting 148 power 84 computing tips 73 safety precautions 97 connecting setting notifications 90 AC adaptor 38 taking care of 97 AC adaptor cord to (DC-IN) 40 battery indicator light 89 computer to a network 105 BIOS Setup external device 67 see System Settings...
  • Page 179 Index adjusting 70 Zoom (Display resolution) 161 disposal information 18 zooming in 161 disposing of used batteries 98 zooming out 161 function keys 75 removing with computer off 82 removing with computer on 81 headphones DVD player using 107 troubleshooting 147 DVDs icon using 78...
  • Page 180 104 maintaining your battery 98 manual eject hole ON/OFF indicator light 89 optical disc drive 79 online resources media control buttons Toshiba 83 mute button 80 optical disc next track button 80 Auto-Run feature 81 play/pause button 80 handling 80...
  • Page 181 35 disposing of batteries 98 printer icons 28 troubleshooting 144 precautions 35 problem solving safety precautions contacting Toshiba 154 battery 97 Startup options 132 saving files 78 projector selecting connecting 68 a place to work 30 power plan options 92...
  • Page 182 Index software 42 registering computer work environment 30 Toshiba Web site 42 worldwide offices 155 settings Toshiba accessories customize computer settings 70 memory 45 display output 69 TOSHIBA Application Installer 127 Shut down TOSHIBA Function Keys computer 43 functions 156...
  • Page 183 Index optical disc drive 143 standard limited warranty 29 power and batteries 137 Web Camera printer 144 using 107 restore points 149 Web sites 154 screen does not look correct/ Wi-Fi® flickers 139 wireless networking 105 slow Internet connection 134 Windows®...

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