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Notebook PC
Hardware User's Manual
E2716 / Jul 2006


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    Notebook PC Hardware User’s Manual E2716 / Jul 2006...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Table of Contents Table of Contents 1. Introducing the Notebook PC About This User’s Manual ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 6 Notes For This Manual ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 6 Preparing your Notebook PC�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 9 2. Knowing the Parts Top Side�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 12 Bottom Side �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 14 Right Side �����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������...

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    Contents 4. Using the Notebook PC Operating System ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 34 Support Software ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 34 Automatic Touchpad Disabling (on selected models) ����������������������������������������� 34 Pointing Device��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 35 Using the Touchpad ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 35 Touchpad Usage Illustrations ������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 36 Caring for the Touchpad ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 37 Storage Devices �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������...

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  • Page 5: Introducing The Notebook Pc

    1. Introducing the Notebook PC About This User’s Manual Notes For This Manual Safety Precautions Preparing your Notebook PC...

  • Page 6: About This User's Manual

    Introducing the Notebook PC About This User’s Manual You are reading the Notebook PC User’s Manual. This User’s Manual provides informa- tion on the various components in the Notebook PC and how to use them. The following are major sections of this User’s Manuals: 1. Introducing the Notebook PC Introduces you to the Notebook PC and this User’s Manual.

  • Page 7: Safety Precautions

    Introducing the Notebook PC Safety Precautions The following safety precautions will increase the life of the Notebook PC. Follow all precautions and instructions. Except as described in this manual, refer all servicing to qualified personnel. Do not use damaged power cords, accessories, or other peripherals. Do not use strong solvents such as thinners, benzene, or other chemicals on or near the surface.

  • Page 8: Transportation Precautions

    Introducing the Notebook PC Transportation Precautions To prepare the Notebook PC for transport, you should turn it OFF and disconnect all external peripher- als to prevent damage to the connectors. The hard disk drive’s head retracts when the power is turned OFF to prevent scratching of the hard disk surface during transport. Therefore, you should not transport the Notebook PC while the power is still ON.

  • Page 9: Preparing Your Notebook Pc

    Introducing the Notebook PC Preparing your Notebook PC These are only quick instructions for using your Notebook PC. Read the later pages for detailed informa- tion on using your Notebook PC. 2. Connect the AC Power Adapter 1. Install the battery pack 3.

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    Introducing the Notebook PC...

  • Page 11: Knowing The Parts

    2. Knowing the Parts Basic sides of the Notebook PC...

  • Page 12: Top Side

    Knowing the Parts Top Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on this side of the Notebook PC. NOTE: The keyboard will be different for each territory.

  • Page 13: Display Panel

    Knowing the Parts Camera (on selected models) The built-in camera allows picture taking or video recording. Can be used with video con- ferencing and other interactive applications. Microphone (Built-in) The built-in mono microphone can be used for video conferencing, voice narrations, or simple audio recordings.

  • Page 14: Bottom Side

    Knowing the Parts Bottom Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on this side of the Notebook PC. NOTE: The bottom side may vary in appearance depending on model. WARNING! The bottom of the Notebook PC can get very hot. Be careful when handling the Notebook PC while it is in operation or recently been in operation.

  • Page 15: Cooling Fan

    Knowing the Parts Memory (RAM) Compartment The memory compartment provides expansion capabilities for additional memory. Addi- tional memory will increase application performance by decreasing hard disk access. The BIOS automatically detects the amount of memory in the system and configures CMOS accordingly during the POST (Power-On-Self-Test) process.

  • Page 16: Right Side

    Knowing the Parts Right Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on this side of the Notebook PC. Headphone Output Jack The stereo headphone jack (1/8 inch) is used to connect the Notebook PC’s audio out signal to amplified speakers or headphones. Using this jack automatically disables the built-in speakers.

  • Page 17: Left Side

    Knowing the Parts Flash Memory Slot Normally a PCMCIA or USB memory card reader must be purchased separately in order to use memory cards from devices such as digital cameras, MP3 players, mobile phones, and PDAs. This Notebook PC has a built-in memory card reader that can read many flash memory cards as specified later in this manual.

  • Page 18: Rear Side

    Knowing the Parts Rear Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on this side of the Notebook PC. TV-Out Port The TV-Out port is an S-Video connector that allows routing the Notebook PC’s display to a television or video projection device. You can choose between simultaneously or single display.

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    Knowing the Parts Power (DC) Input The supplied power adapter converts AC power to DC power for use with this jack. Power supplied through this jack supplies power to the Notebook PC and charges the internal battery pack. To prevent damage to the Notebook PC and battery pack, always use the supplied power adapter.

  • Page 20: Front Side

    Knowing the Parts Front Side Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on this side of the Notebook PC. Audio Speakers The built-in stereo speaker system allows you to hear audio without additional attachments. The multimedia sound system features an integrated digital audio controller that produces rich, vibrant sound (results improved with external stereo headphones or speakers).

  • Page 21: Getting Started

    3. Getting Started Using AC Power Using Battery Power Powering ON the Notebook PC Checking Battery Power Restarting or Rebooting Powering OFF the Notebook PC Special Keyboard Functions Switches and Status Indicators...

  • Page 22: Power System

    Getting Started Power System Using AC Power The Notebook PC power is comprised of two parts, the power adapter and the battery power system. The power adapter converts AC power from a wall outlet to the DC power required by the Notebook PC.

  • Page 23: Using Battery Power

    Getting Started Using Battery Power The Notebook PC is designed to work with a removable battery pack. The battery pack consists of a set of battery cells housed together. A fully charged pack will provide several hours of battery life, which can be further extended by using power management features through the BIOS setup.

  • Page 24: Powering On The Notebook Pc

    Getting Started Powering ON the Notebook PC The Notebook PC’s power-ON message appears on the screen when you turn it ON. If necessary, you may adjust the brightness by using the hot keys. If you need to run the BIOS Setup to set or modify the system configuration, press [F2] upon bootup to enter the BIOS Setup.

  • Page 25: Checking Battery Power

    Getting Started Checking Battery Power The battery system implements the Smart Battery standard under the Windows environment, which allows the battery to accurately report the amount of charge left in the battery. A fully-charged battery pack provides the Notebook PC a few hours of working power. But Move your mouse over the battery icon the actual figure varies depending on how you use the power saving for remaining power information�...

  • Page 26: Restarting Or Rebooting

    Getting Started Restarting or Rebooting After making changes to your operating system, you may be prompted to restart the system. Some installation processes will provide a dialog box to allow restart. To restart the system manually, click Windows Start button and select Shut Down and (Screens are different depending on security settings�) then choose Restart.

  • Page 27: Special Keyboard Functions

    Getting Started Special Keyboard Functions Colored Hot Keys The following defines the colored hot keys on the Notebook PC’s keyboard. The colored commands can only be accessed by first pressing and holding the function key while pressing a key with a colored command. NOTE: The Hot Key locations on the function keys may vary depending on model but the functions should remain the same.

  • Page 28: 3 Getting Started

    Getting Started Colored Hot Keys (Cont.) Num Lk (Ins): Toggles the numeric keypad (number lock) ON and OFF. Allows you to use a larger portion of the keyboard for number entering. Scr Lk (Del): Toggles the “Scroll Lock” ON and OFF. Allows you to use a larger portion of the keyboard for cell navigation.

  • Page 29: Microsoft Windows Keys

    Getting Started Microsoft Windows Keys There are two special Windows keys on the keyboard as described below. The key with the Windows Logo activates the Start menu located at the bottom left of the Win- dows desktop. The other key, that looks like a Windows menu with a small cursor, activates the properties menu and is equivalent to pressing the right mouse button on a Windows object.

  • Page 30: Switches And Status Indicators

    Getting Started Switches and Status Indicators Switches Power Switch The power switch allows powering ON and OFF the Notebook PC and recovering from STD. Use the switch once to turn ON and once to turn OFF the Notebook PC. In Windows XP, this button can also be used to safely turn OFF the Notebook PC.

  • Page 31: Status Indicators

    Getting Started Status Indicators Front Power Indicator The power indicator lights when the Notebook PC is turned ON and blinks slowly when the Notebook PC is in the Suspend-to-RAM (Standby) mode. This indicator is OFF when the Notebook PC is turned OFF or in the Suspend-to-Disk (Hibernation) mode.

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    Getting Started...

  • Page 33: Using The Notebook Pc

    4. Using the Notebook PC Operating System Pointing Device Storage Devices ExpressCard Slot Optical Drive Hard Disk Drive Connections Modem Connection Network Connection Wireless LAN Connection Bluetooth Wireless Connection Power Management Modes...

  • Page 34: Operating System

    Using the Notebook PC Operating System This Notebook PC may offer (depending on territory) its customers the choice of a pre-installed operat- ing system such as Microsoft Windows XP. The choices and languages will depend on the territory. The levels of hardware and software support may vary depending on the installed operating system. The stability and compatibility of other operating systems cannot be guaranteed.

  • Page 35: Pointing Device

    Using the Notebook PC Pointing Device The Notebook PC’s integrated touchpad pointing device is fully compatible with all two/three-but- ton and scrolling knob PS/2 mice. The touchpad is pressure sensitive and contains no moving parts; Cursor Movement therefore, mechanical failures can be avoided. A device driver is still required for working with some Vertical Scroll Area...

  • Page 36: Touchpad Usage Illustrations

    Using the Notebook PC Touchpad Usage Illustrations Clicking/Tapping - With the cursor over an item, press the left button or use your fingertip to touch the touchpad lightly, keeping your finger on the touchpad until the item is selected. The selected item will change color.

  • Page 37: Caring For The Touchpad

    Using the Notebook PC Dragging - Dragging means to pick up an item and place it anywhere on the screen you wish. You can move the cursor over the item you select, and while keeping the left button depressed, moving the cursor to the desired location, then release the button.

  • Page 38: Storage Devices

    Using the Notebook PC Storage Devices Storage devices allow the Notebook PC to read or write documents, pictures, and other files to various data storage devices. This Notebook PC has the following storage devices: • ExpressCard • Optical drive • Flash memory reader •...

  • Page 39: Optical Drive

    Using the Notebook PC Optical Drive Inserting an optical disc 1. While the Notebook PC’s power is ON, press 2. Gently pull on the drive’s front panel and slide the drive’s eject button and the tray will eject the tray completely out. Be careful not to touch out partially.

  • Page 40: Using The Optical Drive

    Using the Notebook PC Optical Drive (Cont.) Removing an optical disc Emergency eject Actual location will vary by model� Eject the tray and gently pry the edge of the disc The emergency eject is located in a hole on the op- tical drive and is used to eject the optical drive tray upwards at an angle to remove the disc from in case the electronic eject does not work.

  • Page 41: Flash Memory Card Reader

    Using the Notebook PC Flash Memory Card Reader Normally a PCMCIA memory card reader must be purchased separately in order to use memory cards from devices such as digital cameras, MP3 players, mobile phones, and PDAs. This Notebook PC has a single built-in memory card reader that can read the following flash memory cards: Secure Digital (SD), Multi-Media Card (MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick Select (MS Select), Memory Stick Duo (with MS adapter), Memory Stick Pro, and Memory Stick Pro Duo (with MS Pro adapter).

  • Page 42: Connections

    Using the Notebook PC Connections NOTE: The built-in modem and network cannot be installed later as an upgrade. After purchase, modem and/or network can be installed as a PC card (PCMCIA). Modem Connection The telephone wire used to connect the Notebook PC’s internal mo- dem should have either two or four wires (only two wires (telephone line #1) is used by the modem) and should have an RJ-11 connector on both ends.

  • Page 43: Network Connection

    Using the Notebook PC Network Connection Connect a network cable, with RJ-45 connectors on each end, to the modem/network port on the Note- book PC and the other end to a hub or switch. For 100 BASE-TX / 1000 BASE-T speeds, your network cable must be category 5 or better (not category 3) with twisted-pair wiring.

  • Page 44: Wireless Lan Connection (on Selected Models)

    Using the Notebook PC Wireless LAN Connection (on selected models) The optional built-in wireless LAN is a compact easy-to-use wireless Ethernet adapter. Implementing the IEEE 802.11 standard for wireless LAN (WLAN), the optional built-in wireless LAN is capable of fast data transmission rates using Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) and Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) technologies on 2.4GHz/5GHz frequencies.

  • Page 45: Bluetooth Wireless Connection (on Selected Models)

    Using the Notebook PC Bluetooth Wireless Connection (on selected models) Notebook PCs with Bluetooth technology eliminates the need for cables for connecting Blue- tooth-enabled devices. Examples of Bluetooth-enabled devices may be Notebook PCs, Desktop PCs, mobile phones, and PDAs. Note: If your Notebook PC did not come with built-in Bluetooth, you need to connect a USB or ExpressCard Bluetooth module in order to use Bluetooth.

  • Page 46: Trusted Platform Module (tpm) (on Selected Models)

    Using the Notebook PC Trusted Platform Module (TPM) (on selected models) The TPM, or Trusted Platform Module, is a security hardware device on the system board that will hold computer-generated keys for encryption. It is a hardware-based solution that an help avoid attacks by hackers looking to capture passwords and encryption keys to sensitive data.

  • Page 47: Power Management Modes

    Using the Notebook PC Power Management Modes The Notebook PC has a number of automatic or adjustable power saving features that you can use to maximize battery life and lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). You can control some of these features through the Power menu in the BIOS Setup.

  • Page 48: Power State Summary

    Using the Notebook PC Power State Summary STATE ENTRY EVENT EXIT EVENT • “Stand by” through Windows Start button • Any device “Stand by” • Timer as set though “Power Management” in • Battery low Windows Control Panel (higher priority) STR (“Stand by”) •...

  • Page 49: Stand By And Hibernate

    Using the Notebook PC Stand by and Hibernate Power management settings can be found in the Windows control panel. The following shows the power options properties in Windows. You can define “Stand By” or “Shut down” for closing the display panel, pressing the power button, or activating sleep mode.

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    Using the Notebook PC...

  • Page 51: Appendix

    Appendix Optional Accessories Optional Connections Glossary Declarations and Safety Statements Notebook PC Information...

  • Page 52: Optional Accessories

    Appendix Optional Accessories These items, if desired, come as optional items to complement your Notebook PC. USB Hub (Optional) Attaching an optional USB hub will increase your USB ports and allow you to quickly connect or disconnect many USB peripherals through a single cable.

  • Page 53: Optional Connections

    Appendix Optional Connections These items, if desired, may be purchased from third-parties. Printer Connection One or more USB printers can be simultaneously used on any USB port or USB hub.

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    Appendix Bluetooth mouse (optional) 1� A Bluetooth icon 2� Turn ON the switch on the should be located on bottom of the mouse� your Windows taskbar� Right click the taskbar 3� Push the “RESET” button on OFF ON Bluetooth icon and the bottom of the mouse�...

  • Page 55: Troubleshooting

    Appendix Troubleshooting Question: How do I check if my Bluetooth is ready? In “Device Manager”, check if “Bluetooth Personal Area Network” is available as shown here� Question: I cannot see my Bluetooth mouse in the list. What do I do? Click Refresh in the software and “RESET” on the mouse� Repeat if necessary�...

  • Page 56: Glossary

    Appendix Glossary ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Management Interface) Modern standard for reducing power usage in computers. APM (Advanced Power Management) Modern standard for reducing power usage in computers. AWG (American Wire Gauge) NOTE: This table is for general reference only and should not be used as a source of the American Wire Gauge standard as this table may not be current or complete.

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    Appendix Clock Throttling Chipset function which allows the processor’s clock to be stopped and started at a known duty cycle. Clock throttling is used for power savings, thermal management, and reducing processing speed. CPU (Central Processing Unit) The CPU, sometimes called “Processor,” actually functions as the “brain” of the computer. It interprets and executes program commands and processes data stored in memory.

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    Appendix Kensington Locks ® Kensington locks (or compatible) allow the Notebook PC to be secured usually using a metal cable and ® lock that prevent the Notebook PC to be removed from a fixed object. Some security products may also include a motion detector to sound an alarm when moved.

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    Appendix RAM (Random Access Memory) RAM (usually just called memory) is the place in a computer where the operating system, applica- tion programs, and data in current use are temporarily kept so that they can be quickly reached by the computer’s processor instead of having to read from and write to slower storage such as the hard disk or optical disc.

  • Page 60: Declarations And Safety Statements

    Appendix Declarations and Safety Statements DVD-ROM Drive Information The Notebook PC comes with an optional DVD-ROM drive or a CD-ROM drive. In order to view DVD titles, you must install your own DVD viewer software. Optional DVD viewer software may be purchased with this Notebook PC.

  • Page 61: Network Compatibility Declaration

    Appendix Internal Modem Compliancy The Notebook PC with internal modem model complies with JATE (Japan), FCC (US, Canada, Korea, Taiwan), and CTR21. The internal modem has been approved in accordance with Council Decision 98/482/EC for pan-European single terminal connection to the public switched telephone network (PSTN).

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    Appendix Internal Modem Compliancy (Cont.) This table shows the countries currently under the CTR21 standard. Country Applied More Testing Austria Belgium Czech Republic Not Applicable Denmark Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Not Applicable Iceland Ireland Italy Still Pending Still Pending Israel Lichtenstein Luxemburg The Netherlands...

  • Page 63: Federal Communications Commission Statement

    Appendix Federal Communications Commission Statement This device complies with FCC Rules Part 15. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: • This device may not cause harmful interference, and • This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

  • Page 64: Fcc Radio Frequency Interference Requirements

    Appendix FCC Radio Frequency Interference Requirements This device is restricted to INDOOR USE due to its operation in the 5.15 to 5.25GHz frequency range. FCC requires this product to be used indoors for the frequency range 5.15 to 5.25GHz to reduce the potential for harmful interference to co-channel of the Mobile Satellite Systems.

  • Page 65: Wireless Operation Channel For Different Domains

    Appendix Wireless Operation Channel for Different Domains N. America 2.412-2.462 GHz Ch01 through CH11 Japan 2.412-2.484 GHz Ch01 through Ch14 Europe ETSI 2.412-2.472 GHz Ch01 through Ch13 France Restricted Wireless Frequency Bands Some areas of France have a restricted frequency band. The worst case maximum authorized power indoors are: •...

  • Page 66: Ul Safety Notices

    Appendix UL Safety Notices Required for UL 1459 covering telecommunications (telephone) equipment intended to be electrically connected to a telecommunication network that has an operating voltage to ground that does not exceed 200V peak, 300V peak-to-peak, and 105V rms, and installed or used in accordance with the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70).

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    Appendix Nordic Lithium Cautions (for lithium-ion batteries) CAUTION! Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equiva- lent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions. (English) ATTENZIONE! Rischio di esplosione della batteria se sostituita in modo errato. Sostituire la batteria con un una di tipo uguale o equivalente consigliata dalla fabbrica.

  • Page 68: Optical Drive Safety Information

    Appendix Optical Drive Safety Information Laser Safety Information Internal or external optical drives sold with this Notebook PC contains a CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT. Laser classifications can be found in the glossary at the end of this user’s manual. WARNING: Making adjustments or performing procedures other than those specified in the user’s manual may result in hazardous laser exposure.

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    Appendix CTR 21 Approval (for Notebook PC with built-in Modem) Danish Dutch English Finnish French German Greek Italian Portuguese Spanish Swedish...

  • Page 70: Notebook Pc Information

    Appendix Notebook PC Information This page is provided for recording information concerning your Notebook PC for future reference or for technical support. Keep this User’s Manual in a secured location if passwords are filled out. Owner’s Name: ___________________________ Owner’s Telephone: ______________ Manufacturer: _______________ Model: ___________ Serial Number: ______________ Display Size: ___________ Resolution: _____________Memory Size: ______________ Retailer: _________________Location: ___________ Purchase Date: ______________...

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