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  • Page 2 Acer Incorporated. Extensa Notebook Computer Model___________Serial No.____________Purchase Date_______________ Extensa is a trademark and a product of Acer Inc., developed with Texas Instruments Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective companies. Microsoft, MS-DOS, and Windows are...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Notices......... v Preface .
  • Page 4 Table of Contents Traveling Internationally with the Computer ..69 Chapter 5 Software ......71 System Software .
  • Page 5: Notices

    Notices FCC Notice This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
  • Page 6 Notices Caution Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user’s authority, which is granted by the Federal Communications Commission, to operate this computer. Use Conditions This part complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation 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...
  • Page 7: Important Safety Instructions

    Notices Important Safety Instructions 1. Read these instructions carefully. Save these instructions for future reference. 2. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product. 3. Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
  • Page 8 Notices 10.Never push objects of any kind into this product through cabinet slots as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the product.
  • Page 9 Notices 15.Use only the proper type of power supply cord set (provided in your accessories box) for this unit. It should be a detachable type: UL listed/CSA certified, type SPT-2, rated 7A 125V minimum, VDE approved or its equivalent. Maximum length is 15 feet (4.6 meters).
  • Page 10: Laser Compliance Statement

    Notices Laser Compliance Statement The CD-ROM drive in this computer is a laser product. The CD-ROM drive’s classification label (shown below) is located on the drive. CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT CAUTION: INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN. AVOID EXPOSURE TO BEAM. APPAREIL A LASER DE CLASSE 1 PRODUIT LASERATTENTION: RADIATION DU FAISCEAU LASER INVISIBLE EN CAS D’OUVERTURE.
  • Page 11: Lithium Battery Statement

    Notices Lithium Battery Statement CAUTION Danger of explosion if 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. ADVARSEL! Lithiumbatteri - Eksplosionsfare ved fejlagtig håndtering. Udskiftning må...
  • Page 13: Preface

    Preface This manual describes features of the Extensa 700/710 Series notebook computers. The Extensa series computers incorporate such features as CardBus, PCI-based 16-bit stereo audio, Fast Infrared, internal pointing device, Universal Serial Bus, and all-in-one media storage. This manual should answer most of the questions you have about the day-to-day operation of your Extensa notebook computer.
  • Page 14: Connecting The Computer

    Preface Connecting the Computer Connecting the computer is as easy as 1-2-3. 1. Slide out the battery compartment cover and insert the battery pack into the battery compartment. Then slide the battery compartment cover in place. Note: When using a battery pack for the first time, fully recharge the battery, then disconnect the adapter to use up the battery before recharging again.
  • Page 15 Preface 3. Slide the display cover latch to the left to open the display. Slide the power switch towards the rear of the computer then release it to turn on the power. The POST (Power On Self-Test) routine executes and Windows begins loading.
  • Page 16 Preface Note: To turn off the power, press the power switch for more than four seconds. If you are using Windows 95 or a higher version operating system, we recommend that you use the Shutdown command to turn off the computer. If you turn off the computer and want to turn it on again, wait at least two seconds before powering up.
  • Page 17: Getting Help Online

    The online help is easy to navigate with hypertext and hypergraphics. Clear illustrations help describe notebook operation as well. Getting Online If you are connected to the Internet and have World Wide Web access, visit our home page ( and get the latest information about our products. xvii...
  • Page 18: Support Information

    Place your proof-of-purchase in the flap located inside the front cover of the ITW passport. If the country you are traveling in does not have an Acer- authorized ITW service site, you can still get in contact with our offices worldwide.
  • Page 19: Care And Maintenance

    Preface Care and Maintenance Taking Care of Your Computer Your computer will serve you well if you take care of it. Do not expose the computer to direct sunlight. Do not place near sources of heat, such as a radiator. Do not expose the computer to temperatures below 0ºC (32ºF) or above 50ºC (122ºF).
  • Page 20: Taking Care Of Your Battery Pack

    Preface The total ampere ratings of the equipment plugged in should not exceed the ampere rating of the cord if you are using an extension cord. Also, the total current rating of all equipment plugged into a single wall outlet should not exceed the fuse rating.
  • Page 21: Chapter 1 Getting Familiar With Your Computer

    Getting Familiar with your Computer This computer combines high-performance, versatility, power management features and multimedia capabilities with a unique style and ergonomic design. Work with unmatched productivity and reliability with your new power computing partner. This chapter gives an in-depth "tour" of the computer’s many features.
  • Page 22 Securing your Computer ..... 29 Security Notch ......29 Passwords .
  • Page 23: Features

    Features Features This computer was designed with the user in mind. Here are just a few of its many features: Performance Intel Pentium® II processor or Intel Pentium® processor with MMX™ technology 64-bit main memory and external (L2) cache memory Large LCD display and PCI local bus video with 128-bit graphics acceleration Internal removable CD-ROM drive (media bay)
  • Page 24 Features Human-centric Design and Ergonomics Lightweight and slim Sleek, smooth and stylish design Full-sized keyboard Wide and curved palm rest Ergonomically-centered touchpad pointing device Expansion CardBus PC card (formerly PCMCIA) slots (two type II/I or one type III) with ZV (Zoomed Video) port support Mini docking station option for one-step connect/ disconnect from peripherals Upgradeable memory and hard disk...
  • Page 25: Display

    Display Display The large graphics display offers excellent viewing, display quality and desktop performance graphics. The computer supports two different display configurations — Super Clear Color (SCC) or Thin-Film Transistor (TFT). Video Performance PCI local bus video with 128-bit graphics acceleration and 2MB Extended Data Out (EDO) video RAM boost video performance.
  • Page 26 Display Opening and Closing the Display To open the display, slide the display cover latch to the left and lift up the cover. Then tilt it to a comfortable viewing position. The computer employs a microswitch that turns off the display (and enters standby mode) to conserve power when you close the display cover, and turns it back on when you open the display cover.
  • Page 27: Indicators

    Indicators Indicators The computer has six easy-to-read status indicators (LEDs) under the display screen. The Power and Standby indicators are visible even when you close the display cover so you can see the status of the computer while the cover is closed. Icon Function Description...
  • Page 28 Indicators Icon Function Description Caps Lock Lights when Caps Lock is activated Num Lock Lights when Numeric Lock is activated User’s Guide...
  • Page 29: Keyboard

    Keyboard Keyboard The keyboard has full-sized keys and an embedded keypad, separate cursor keys, two Windows 95 keys and twelve function keys. Special Keys Lock Keys The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off. Lock Key Description Caps Lock When Caps Lock is on, all alphabetic characters...
  • Page 30: Embedded Numeric Keypad

    Keyboard Embedded Numeric Keypad The embedded numeric keypad functions like a desktop numeric keypad. It is indicated by small characters located on the upper right corner of the keycaps. To simplify the keyboard legend, cursor-control key symbols are not printed on the keys. Desired Access Num Lock On Num Lock Off...
  • Page 31: Chapter 1 Getting Familiar With Your Computer

    Keyboard Windows 95 Keys The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows 95- specific functions. Description Windows logo key Start button. Combinations with this key performs special functions. Below are a few examples: + Tab (Activate next Taskbar button) + E (Explore My Computer) + F (Find Document) + M (Minimize All) Shift +...
  • Page 32: Hot Keys

    Keyboard Hot Keys The computer employs hot keys or key combinations to access most of the computer’s controls like screen contrast and brightness, volume output and the BIOS setup utility. Hot Key Icon Function Description Fn-F1 Hot key help Displays a list of the hotkeys and their functions.
  • Page 33 Keyboard Hot Key Icon Function Description Fn-F4 Hibernation Puts the computer in Hibernation mode (if PHDISK, the hibernation utility, is installed, valid and enabled). Press the power switch to resume. Otherwise, the computer enters Standby mode. See “Hibernation Mode” on page 42 for more about Hibernation mode.
  • Page 34 Keyboard Hot Key Icon Function Description Brightness up Increases the screen brightness. Brightness Decreases the screen down brightness. Fn-H Turbo mode Toggles turbo mode on on/off and off. With turbo mode off, power management is maximized. Note: If you want to use an external PS/2 mouse, first enable the touchpad, connect the external PS/2 mouse, then disable the touchpad if necessary.
  • Page 35: Keyboard Ergonomics

    Keyboard Keyboard Ergonomics Located below the keyboard, the wide and curved palm rest is ergonomically designed to provide you with a very comfortable place to rest your hands while you type. Chapter 1 Getting Familiar with your Computer...
  • Page 36: Touchpad

    Touchpad Touchpad The built-in touchpad is a PS/2-compatible pointing device that senses movement on its surface. This means the cursor responds as you move your finger on the surface of the touchpad. The central location on the palm rest provides optimum comfort and support. Note: When using an external mouse, you can press Fn- F7 to disable the internal touchpad.
  • Page 37 Touchpad Right Function Left Button Button Execution Click Tap twice (at the same twice speed as double- quickly clicking the mouse button) Selection Click once Tap once Drag Click and Tap twice (at the same hold, then speed as double- use finger clicking the mouse to drag...
  • Page 38: Storage

    Storage Storage This computer supplies you with all-in-one media storage: High-capacity Enhanced-IDE hard disk Standard ultra-slim internal 3.5-inch floppy drive High-speed CD-ROM drive (swaps with other high- capacity media modules) Hard Disk The removable hard disk module can be upgraded when you need more storage space.
  • Page 39 Storage Ejecting the CD-ROM Tray To eject the CD-ROM drive tray when the computer is turned on, press the CD-ROM eject button. Note: When power is off, you can eject the CD-ROM drive tray using the emergency eject hole. See page 100. Swapping Modules The flexible media bay allows you to swap the standard CD- ROM drive with other high-capacity media modules such as...
  • Page 40 Storage 4. Insert a module into the media bay until it clicks in place. User’s Guide...
  • Page 41: Ports

    Ports Ports Ports allow you to connect peripheral devices to your computer as you would with a desktop PC. Note: See Chapter 3 on how to connect external devices to the computer. Left Ports Icon Port Connects to... S-video jack Television with S-video input jack Infrared port Infrared device (e.g., infrared...
  • Page 42: S-Video

    Ports S-Video You can connect a television set with a s-video input jack to the computer, useful for large audience presentations and entertainment. Fast Infrared The computer’s fast infrared (FIR) port allows you to do wireless data transfer with other IR-aware computers and peripherals such as infrared printers.
  • Page 43: Rear Ports

    Ports Rear Ports Icon Port Connects to... Speaker-out Speakers or headphones jack Line-in/ Audio line-in device with a 3.5mm Microphone- minijack (e.g., condenser in jack microphone, audio CD player, stereo walkman). Serial port Serial device (e.g., serial mouse) Modem jack Phone line Parallel port Parallel device (e.g., parallel printer)
  • Page 44: Fax/Data Modem

    Ports Icon Port Connects to... DC-in jack AC adapter and power outlet Fax/Data Modem The computer has a built-in fax/data modem. Caution: This modem port is not compatible with digital phone lines. Plugging this modem into a digital phone line will damage the modem. To use the fax/data modem port, connect a phone cable from the modem port to a telephone jack.
  • Page 45: Right Ports

    Ports Right Ports Icon Port Connects to... PC Card slots 16-bit PC Cards and 32-bit CardBus PC Cards (ZV- support) PS/2 port PS/2-compatible device (e.g., PS/ 2 keyboard/mouse/keypad). PC Card Slots There are two type II/I or one type III CardBus PC Card slots found on the right panel of the computer.
  • Page 46 Ports Note: Refer to your card’s manual for details on how to install and use the card and its functions. Inserting a Card Insert the card into the desired slot and make the proper connections (e.g., network cable), if necessary. See your card manual for details.
  • Page 47: Bottom Port

    Ports Then press the slot eject button to eject the card. Bottom Port Docking Connector Icon Port Connects to... Mini docking Mini docking station connector Chapter 1 Getting Familiar with your Computer...
  • Page 48: Audio

    Audio Audio The standard computer configuration includes 16-bit high- fidelity stereo audio with further enhancements that include 3D sound for true audio immersion. Dual speakers located on each side of the display hinge direct sound towards to further enhance sound output. A sensitive microphone is located above the display screen.
  • Page 49: Securing Your Computer

    Securing your Computer Securing your Computer Security features include hardware and software locks — a security notch and a two-level password scheme. Security Notch A security notch located on the rear panel of the computer lets you connect a Kensington-compatible key-based computer security lock.
  • Page 50 Securing your Computer Important: Do not forget your password! If you forget your password, you need to contact your dealer. Note: You must set the supervisor password before you can set the user password. Setting a Password You can set the password using: Notebook Manager -- go to page 78.
  • Page 51: Chapter 2 Operating On Battery Power

    Operating on Battery Power The computer operates on AC or battery power. This chapter contains the information you need to know to operate the computer on battery power. It also includes information on how your computer manages and saves power. Contents Battery Pack .
  • Page 52: Battery Pack

    Battery Pack Battery Pack The computer uses a battery pack that gives you long use between charges. Battery Pack Characteristics The battery pack has the following characteristics: Employs Current Battery Technology Standards The computer uses a Lithium-Ion battery pack which does not have the memory effect problem of Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) batteries.
  • Page 53: Installing And Removing The Battery Pack

    Battery Pack 3. Disconnect the adapter to use up the battery before recharging again. You only need to do this once with a new battery or with a battery that's been stored without being used for a long time. If the computer is to be stored for more than two weeks, we suggest you remove the battery pack.
  • Page 54: Charging The Battery

    Battery Pack 2. Insert the battery pack into the battery bay. 3. Replace the battery bay cover. To remove the battery pack, remove the battery bay cover; then pull out the battery pack using the pull loop. Charging the Battery To charge the battery, place the battery pack inside the battery bay and plug the AC adapter into the computer and an electrical outlet.
  • Page 55: Checking The Battery Level

    Battery Pack Charge-in-use mode When the computer is in use with the AC adapter plugged in, the computer also charges the battery pack if installed. This mode will take longer to fully charge a battery than rapid mode. In charge-in-use mode, a fully depleted battery gets fully charged in approximately three to four hours.
  • Page 56: Optimizing Battery Life

    Battery Pack Optimizing Battery Life This section helps you get the most out of battery operation. Optimizing battery life prolongs the charge/recharge cycle and improves recharge efficiency. Follow these suggestions to optimize and maximize battery power: Purchase an extra battery pack. Use the PhDISK utility to reserve hard disk space for the Hibernation function.
  • Page 57: Battery-Low Warning

    Battery Pack Battery-low Warning You never have to worry about battery power as long as you are using the AC adapter. However, when you operate the computer on battery power, pay extra attention to the warning beeps and the power indicator on the display panel.
  • Page 58 Battery Pack The following table shows the recommended course of action to take when you encounter a battery-low condition. Situation Recommended Action AC adapter 1. Connect the AC adapter to the computer. and power 2. Save all necessary files. outlet available 3.
  • Page 59: Heuristic Power Management

    Heuristic Power Management Heuristic Power Management This computer has a built-in heuristic power management unit that monitors system activity. System activity refers to any activity involving one or more of the following devices: keyboard, mouse, floppy drive, hard disk, peripherals connected to the serial and parallel ports, and video memory.
  • Page 60: Power Management Modes

    Heuristic Power Management Power Management Modes Display Standby Mode Screen activity is determined by the keyboard, the built-in touchpad, and an external PS/2 pointing device. If these devices are idle for the period determined by the computer’s HPM unit, the display shuts off until you press a key or move the touchpad or external mouse.
  • Page 61 Heuristic Power Management There is one necessary condition for the computer to enter Standby mode: Heuristic Power Management must be set to [ENABLED]. There are four ways to enter Standby mode: Pressing the Standby hot key Fn-F3 If the waiting time determined by the computer’s HPM unit elapses without any system activity Closing the display cover When the computer is about to enter Hibernation mode...
  • Page 62: Hibernation Mode

    Heuristic Power Management Experience an incoming PC card modem event Hibernation Mode In Hibernation mode, all power shuts off (the computer does not consume any power). The computer saves all system information onto the hard disk before it enters Hibernation mode.
  • Page 63 Heuristic Power Management To exit Hibernation mode, press the power switch. The computer also resumes from Hibernation mode if the resume timer is set and matched. The computer also resumes via the network if the Wake On LAN parameter is enabled.
  • Page 64: Advanced Power Management

    Heuristic Power Management Advanced Power Management This computer supports the APM standard designed to further reduce power consumption. APM is a power- management approach defined jointly by Microsoft and Intel. An increasing number of software packages support APM to take advantage of its power-saving features and allows greater system availability without degrading performance.
  • Page 65: Chapter 3 Peripherals And Options

    When connecting peripherals, read the manual included with the peripheral for operating instructions. You can purchase most of these and other options directly from Acer. This chapter also includes sections on how to upgrade key components. Key component upgradeability helps keep your computer in step with the latest technology.
  • Page 66: External Monitor

    External Monitor External Monitor To show graphical effects on a larger display, connect an external monitor to the CRT port. Read the monitor manual for additional instructions. Note: If an external monitor is not connected, closing the display cover puts the computer into standby mode. You can also choose to connect other output display devices to the computer via its S-video output jack.
  • Page 67: External Keyboard

    External Keyboard External Keyboard This computer has a keyboard with full-sized keys and an embedded keypad. If you feel more comfortable using a desktop keyboard, you can install a PS/2-compatible external keyboard. To connect an external keyboard, plug the external keyboard into the PS/2 connector.
  • Page 68: External Keypad

    External Keypad External Keypad You can also use a 17-key numeric keypad for number- sensitive data entry applications. To connect the keypad, plug the keypad connector into the PS/2 port. User’s Guide...
  • Page 69: External Pointing Device

    External Pointing Device External Pointing Device This computer accepts either a PS/2-compatible or serial mouse or similar pointing device. Note: When using an external mouse, you may choose to disable the internal touchpad by pressing Fn-F7. External PS/2 Mouse The built-in touchpad works alternately with an external PS/2 mouse which is hot-pluggable.
  • Page 70: External Serial Mouse

    External Pointing Device External Serial Mouse If you use a serial mouse, plug it into the serial port. To enable the serial mouse, use the Add New Hardware tool in the Windows 95 Control Panel. User’s Guide...
  • Page 71: Printer

    Printer Printer This computer supports both serial and parallel printers. For a serial printer, plug the printer cable into a serial port. For a parallel printer, plug the printer cable into the parallel port. See your printer manual for operating instructions. Note: If the printer does not function, enter Setup and verify that the parallel port is enabled.
  • Page 72: Audio Devices

    Audio Devices Audio Devices Audio devices are easy to connect with the audio ports accessible from the left rear side of the computer. You can plug in an external microphone or audio line-in device to the line-in/microphone-in jack. Amplified speakers or headphones connect to the speaker/headphone-out jack.
  • Page 73: Mini Docking Station

    Mini Docking Station Mini Docking Station For one-step connection and disconnection from your peripherals, use the optional full-featured port replicator. This port replicator includes all the ports on your computer and adds a few more. It also has a unique dock bay which accepts a CardBus module for additional CardBus slots, an Ethernet module for connecting to Ethernet-based networks, and a FireWire 1394 high-speed serial bus module.
  • Page 74: Pc Cards

    PC Cards PC Cards The computer has two CardBus PC card slots that accommodate two type I/II or one type III PC card(s). Please consult your dealer for PC card options available that you can purchase for your computer. User’s Guide...
  • Page 75: Usb Devices

    USB Devices USB Devices The computer has a USB (Universal Serial Bus) port that allows you to connect peripherals without occupying too many resources. Common USB devices include the mouse and keyboard. Most USB devices also include a built-in USB port connector which allows you to daisy-chain other USB devices.
  • Page 76: Miscellaneous Options

    Miscellaneous Options Miscellaneous Options Additional Power Packs You can order spare batteries and an AC adapter. Battery Pack It is good practice to have a spare battery around, especially when you travel. The Lithium-Ion battery, coupled with heuristic power management features, supplies you with more power on-the-go.
  • Page 77: File Transfer Cable

    Miscellaneous Options Connect the single connector end of the Y-bridge cable to the computer’s PS/2 port and the double connector ends to the two PS/2 devices. File Transfer Cable Besides using the infrared port, you can also transfer files between computers using a file transfer cable. Connect the file transfer cable between the parallel ports of the two computers and use your file transfer utility to perform the transfer.
  • Page 78: Key Component Upgrades

    Key Component Upgrades Key Component Upgrades Your computer delivers superior power and performance. However, some users and the applications they use may demand more. This computer allows you to upgrade key components when you need increased performance. Note: Contact your authorized dealer if you decide to perform a key component upgrade.
  • Page 79: Installing Memory

    Key Component Upgrades Slot 1 Slot 2 Total Memory 16 MB 64 MB 80 MB 32 MB 0 MB 32 MB 32 MB 16 MB 48 MB 32 MB 32 MB 64 MB 32 MB 64 MB 96 MB 64 MB 0 MB 64 MB 64 MB...
  • Page 80 Key Component Upgrades 3. Insert the memory module diagonally into the slot, then gently press down until it clicks into place. 4. Replace the memory door and secure it with the screw. The computer automatically detects and reconfigures the total memory size. User’s Guide...
  • Page 81: Hard Disk Upgrade

    Key Component Upgrades Hard Disk Upgrade You can upgrade your hard disk with a higher capacity drive when you need more storage space. The computer uses a 12.7mm or 9.5mm 2.5-inch Enhanced-IDE hard disk. Installing a Replacement Hard Disk Follow these steps to install a hard disk: 1.
  • Page 82 Key Component Upgrades 3. Pull out the hard disk. 4. Insert a new hard disk module into the hard disk bay and tighten the coin-screw by turning it clockwise. User’s Guide...
  • Page 83: Chapter 4 Moving With Your Computer

    Moving with your Computer This chapter gives you tips and hints on things to consider when moving around or traveling with your computer. Contents Disconnecting from the Desktop ....64 Moving Around .
  • Page 84: Disconnecting From The Desktop

    Disconnecting from the Desktop Disconnecting from the Desktop Follow these steps to disconnect your computer from external accessories: 1. Save your work in progress. 2. Shut down the operating system. 3. Turn off the computer. 4. Disconnect the cord from the AC adapter. 5.
  • Page 85: Moving Around

    Moving Around Moving Around when you are just moving within short distances, for example, from your office desk to a meeting room Preparing the Computer Before moving the computer, close and latch the display cover to place it in standby mode. You can now safely take the computer anywhere you go within the building.
  • Page 86: Taking The Computer Home

    Taking the Computer Home Taking the Computer Home when you are moving from your office to your home or vice versa Preparing the Computer After disconnecting the computer from your desktop, follow these steps to prepare the computer for the trip home: 1.
  • Page 87: Setting Up A Home Office

    Taking the Computer Home If you need to stop for an extended period of time and cannot bring the computer with you, leave the computer in the trunk of the car to avoid exposing the computer to excessive heat. Changes in temperature and humidity can cause condensation.
  • Page 88: Traveling With The Computer

    Traveling with the Computer Traveling with the Computer when you are moving within a larger distance, for instance, from your office building to a client’s office building or traveling locally Preparing the Computer Prepare the computer as if you were taking it home. Be sure the battery in the computer is charged.
  • Page 89: Traveling Internationally With The Computer

    Traveling Internationally with the Computer Traveling Internationally with the Computer when you are moving from country to country Preparing the Computer Prepare the computer as you would normally prepare it for traveling. What To Bring with You Bring the following items with you. AC adapter Power cords that are appropriate to the country to which you are traveling...
  • Page 90 Traveling Internationally with the Computer If you are using the modem, check if the modem and connector is compatible with the telecom system of the country you are traveling in. User’s Guide...
  • Page 91: Chapter 5 Software

    Software This chapter discusses the important system utilities bundled with your computer. Contents System Software ......72 PhDISK.
  • Page 92: System Software

    System Software System Software The computer comes preloaded with the following software: Windows 95 or later, (or Windows NT) operating system DMI-compliant hardware BIOS utility Support for LDCM (LANDesk Client Manager) System utilities, drivers and application software Note: To access Windows 95 or Windows NT software applications, click on the Start button and select the application folder.
  • Page 93: Phdisk

    PhDISK PhDISK The PhDISK utility allows your computer to enter hibernation mode. Before entering hibernation mode, your computer saves all necessary inforcomputermation into a file or partition created by PhDISK, then shuts off power to all system components. On the next startup, the computer reloads the information from the PhDISK file or partition and resumes from where you left off.
  • Page 94: Notebook Manager

    Notebook Manager Notebook Manager The computer has a built-in system setup program called Notebook Manager. The Windows 95-based Notebook Manager allows you to set passwords, the startup sequence of the drives and power management settings. It also shows current hardware configurations. Note: Certain hot key functions are disabled when you access the notebook manager, because these functions are also found in the notebook manager.
  • Page 95: Information Viewer

    Notebook Manager Information Viewer Information Viewer summarizes and lists information about the specifications and settings of the different components of your computer. Note: Items in this table may differ slightly from the ones onscreen. Item Description Brand, type and clock speed of the CPU (Central Processing Unit) Total Memory Total amount of main memory (in megabytes)
  • Page 96: Boot Sequence

    Notebook Manager Item Description Parallel Port Resource settings of the parallel port External Total amount of external cache memory (in Cache kilobytes) Touchpad Setting of the internal pointing device Pointing Type(s) of the pointing device(s) detected, Device internal and external The current version of the computer’s BIOS shows before the Device-Configuration table.
  • Page 97: Password

    Notebook Manager IDE Hard Drive CD-ROM Drive (or other bootable media bay module) LAN (Local Area Network) Simply drag and drop the devices the change the booting order. Click on Apply to accept. Password Password is used to set, modify or delete the password(s) for your computer.
  • Page 98: Setting The Supervisor Password

    Notebook Manager Setting the Supervisor Password Note: Before you can set the User Password, you need to set the Supervisor Password. To set the Supervisor Password, follow these steps: 1. Click on the Change Supervisor Password button. The following dialog box displays: 2.
  • Page 99: Setting The User Password

    Notebook Manager Setting the User Password To set the User Password, follow these steps: 1. Click on the Change User Password button. 2. Click on the Enable User Password checkbox. 3. Click in the New Password textbox and type in up to seven alphanumeric characters (A-Z, a-z, 0-9) which you want to be your User Password.
  • Page 100: Power Management

    Notebook Manager Power Management Power Management is used to set various settings related to power management. This includes the following power-saving-related features: Enable Heuristic Power Management. Select to enable heuristic power management. See “Power Management Modes” on page 40 for more information on heuristic power management.
  • Page 101: Display Device

    Notebook Manager Enable system resume timer. Select to allow the computer to wake-up from standby mode if the resume timer is set and matched. System Resume Timer. (When Enable system resume timer is selected) click on the button to set the System Resume Timer.
  • Page 102: Line-In/Microphone

    Notebook Manager Brightness for LCD Panel/Contrast for LCD Panel. Click and drag to set the LCD screen brightness and contrast levels. Note: TFT active-matrix LCDs have fixed and optimized contrast levels. Click on the radio button of the desired item, then click on Apply to accept.
  • Page 103: Setup Utility

    Setup Utility Setup Utility The Setup Utility is a hardware configuration program built into your computer’s BIOS (Basic Input/Ouput System). Your computer is already properly configured and optimized, and you do not need to run this utility. However, if you encounter configuration problems, you may need to run Setup.
  • Page 104: Main

    Setup Utility Main The Main screen contains parameters involving basic computer settings and hardware information. The following table describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings. Parameter Description System Sets the system time. Time Format: HH:MM:SS (hour:minute:second) System...
  • Page 105: Chapter 5 Software

    Setup Utility Parameter Description Boot Press Enter to access the Boot Device Priority Device submenu. Priority Speaker Enables or disables the internal speakers on boot- up. You can override this by toggling Fn-F8 during computer operation. Options: Enabled or Disabled Boot Sets the display on boot-up.
  • Page 106: Hard Disk 0 Submenu

    Setup Utility Note: The BIOS versions are important information about your computer. If you experience computer problems and need to contact technical support, this data helps our service personnel know more about your computer. Hard Disk 0 Submenu The hard disk 0 submenu allows you to set parameters related to your hard disk.
  • Page 107: Cd-Rom/Atapi Devices Submenu

    Setup Utility Parameter Description Maximum Shows the maximum capacity of the hard disk. Capacity Note: The values for Cylinder, Heads, Sectors/Track and Maximum Capacity are automatically set when the hard disk type is set to Auto. We suggest you set the hard disk type to [Auto] for hassle-free and correct hard disk detection.
  • Page 108: Boot Device Priority Submenu

    Setup Utility Note: We suggest you set the type to [Auto] for hassle-free and correct detection of the module installed in the media bay. The computer’s BIOS automatically sets the parameters in this screen to their optimal values. Boot Device Priority Submenu The Boot Device Priority submenu allows you to set the boot sequence of the bootable devices in your computer.
  • Page 109: Advanced

    Setup Utility Advanced Caution: The parameters in this screen are for advanced users only. You do not need to change the values in this screen because these values are already optimized. The Advanced screen contains parameters that are related to computer hardware. The following table describes the parameters in this screen.
  • Page 110: Security

    Setup Utility Parameter Description IrDA Port Enables or disables the infrared port. Options: Enabled or Disabled Parallel Port Enables or disables the parallel port. Options: Enabled or Disabled Mode Sets the operation mode of the parallel port. Options: ECP , Bi-directional or Output only Base I/O Sets the I/O address of the parallel port.
  • Page 111 Setup Utility The following table describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings. Parameter Description User When set, this password protects the computer Password is and this Setup Utility from unauthorized entry. When Password on boot and/or Password check during Resume is enabled, you need to enter this password to continue operation.
  • Page 112: Setting A Password

    Setup Utility Parameter Description Password on When enabled, the computer prompts you for a boot password when the computer boots up. Options: Enabled or Disabled Password When enabled, the computer prompts you for a check password when the computer resumes from during standby or hibernation mode.
  • Page 113: Removing A Password

    Setup Utility 5. Press Save Change & Exit to save the password and exit the Setup Utility. To change a password, follow the same steps used to set a password. Removing a Password Should you want to remove a password, do the following: 1.
  • Page 114: Power Saving

    Setup Utility Power Saving The Power Saving screen contains parameters that are related to power-saving and power management. The following table describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings. Parameter Description Heuristic Power Enables or disables heuristic power Management management.
  • Page 115 Setup Utility Parameter Description Battery Low Enables or disables the hibernation function Suspend during a battery-low condition. When the computer is running very low on battery power, the computer will enter hibernation mode if PhDISK is installed and the hibernation file is valid. See “PhDISK” on page Options: Enabled or Disabled Resume on When enabled and the system resume date...
  • Page 116: Exit

    Setup Utility Exit When you select the Exit menu or press Esc from any screen, the Exit options screen displays. The following table describes the parameters in this screen. Parameter Description Save Change & Saves any changes made, exits the Setup Exit utility and reboots.
  • Page 117: Chapter 6 Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting This chapter instructs you on how to deal with common system problems. Read it before calling a technician if a problem occurs. Solutions to more serious problems require opening up the computer. Do not attempt to open the computer by yourself. Contact your dealer or an authorized service center for assistance.
  • Page 118: Frequently-Asked Questions

    Frequently-Asked Questions Frequently-Asked Questions This is a list of possible situations that may arise during the use of your computer, and gives easy answers and solutions to these questions. I pressed the power switch and opened the display, but the computer does not start or boot-up.
  • Page 119 Frequently-Asked Questions If pressing a key does not turn the display back on, two things might be the cause: The contrast and/or brightness level might be too low. Press Fn- and Fn- to adjust the contrast level (only for models with SCC LCDs). Press Fn- and Fn- adjust the brightness level.
  • Page 120 Frequently-Asked Questions If headphones, earphones or external speakers are connected to the line-out port on the computer’s rear panel, the internal speakers automatically turn off. External microphone or audio line-in device does not work. Check the following: Make sure the external microphone or audio line-in device is connected to the line-in/microphone-in jack on the computer's rear panel.
  • Page 121 Frequently-Asked Questions The keyboard does not respond. Try attaching an external keyboard to the PS/2 connector on the computer’s rear. If it works, contact your dealer or an authorized service center as the internal keyboard cable may be loose. The serial mouse does not work. Check the following: Make sure that the serial cable is plugged securely into the serial port.
  • Page 122 Frequently-Asked Questions The infrared port does not work. Check the following: Make sure that the infrared ports of the two devices are facing each other (+/- 15 degrees) a maximum of 1 meter apart. Make sure there is a clear path between the two infrared ports.
  • Page 123: Error Messages

    Error Messages Error Messages If you receive an error message, note the message and take the corrective action. The following table lists the error messages in alphabetical order together with the recommended course of action. Error Messages Corrective Action CMOS Battery Bad Contact your dealer or an authorized service center.
  • Page 124 Error Messages Error Messages Corrective Action Insert system diskette Insert a system (bootable) diskette in and press <Enter> key the floppy drive (A:), then press Enter to reboot to reboot. Keyboard Error or No Contact your dealer or an authorized Keyboard Connected service center.
  • Page 125 Error Messages Error Messages Corrective Action RAM BIOS Bad Contact your dealer or an authorized service center. RAM Parity Error Contact your dealer or an authorized service center. Real-Time Clock Error Press F2 (during POST) to reconfigure the computer. Video RAM BIOS Bad Contact your dealer or an authorized service center.
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  • Page 127: Specifications

    Specifications This appendix lists the general specifications of your computer. Microprocessor Intel Mobile Module (IMM) with: Intel Pentium® II processor or Intel Pentium® processor with MMX™ technology Integrated 256KB or 512KB Level 2 cache memory Memory 16MB main memory expandable to 128 MB Two 144-pin soDIMM sockets (SDRAM - Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory) 64-bit dual memory banks...
  • Page 128 Specifications Audio 16-bit stereo audio (PCI) 3-dimensional sound with built-in wavetable synthesizer Dual speakers Sound Blaster Pro- and Windows Sound System- compatible Separate audio ports for line-out and line-in/ microphone-in devices Keyboard and Pointing Device 84-/85-/88-key Windows 95 keyboard Ergonomically-centered touchpad pointing device I/O Ports Two type II/I or one type III CardBus socket(s) One RJ-11 phone jack...
  • Page 129: Appendix A Specifications

    Specifications Weight and Dimensions 3.18 kg (7 lb) 308 x 251 x 45 mm (12.1 x 9.9 x 1.8 in) Temperature Operating: 10°C ~ 35°C Non-operating: -20°C ~ 60°C Humidity (non-condensing) Operating: 20% ~ 80% RH Non-operating: 20% ~ 80% RH System Windows 95 or higher, or Windows NT (option) operating system...
  • Page 130 Specifications Options 16-/32-/64-MB SDRAM memory upgrade module Higher-capacity hard disk drive Media bay modules: DVD-ROM drive, LS-120 drive, 2nd hard disk PS/2 Y-cable Full-function mini docking station Additional AC adapter and battery pack User’s Guide...
  • Page 131: Index

    Index , 14 hot keys setting in Notebook AC adapter , 82 Manager , xix caring for , xiv connecting Advanced Power , 44 Management caps lock APM. See Advanced Power on indicator Management care , 28 audio , xix AC adapter , 52 connecting externally...
  • Page 132 Index , xv , 81 turning on Manager connections simultaneous , xiv AC adapter switching device in , 52 , 81 audio Notebook Manager , xiv , 98, 99 computer troubleshooting , 57 , 53 file transfer cable DockMate V , 47 keyboard, external , 48...
  • Page 133 Index , 43 resuming from messages , 73 , 103 utility error , 12 hot keys microphone , 100 HPM. See Heuristic Power troubleshooting , 24 Management modem module , 19 swapping monitor indicator lights , 46 connecting , 22 infrared mouse , 102...
  • Page 134 Index , 40 mode , 42-43 Hibernation mode , 15 palm rest peripheral standby parallel port , 40 modes , 90 setting in Setup Utility , 40-42 Standby mode , 29 password printer changing in Setup , 51 connecting , 93 Utility , 101 troubleshooting...
  • Page 135 Index , 46 serial mouse connecting , 50 connecting serial port , 89 setting in Setup Utility time service , 84 setting in Setup Utility , xx when to call , 16 touchpad , 83-96 Setup Utility , 13 hot key , 89 Advanced menu , 16-17...
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