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Notebook PC User Manual

January 2012


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  • Page 1: Notebook Pc User Manual

    E6934 Notebook PC User Manual January 2012...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Chapter 1: Introducing the Notebook PC About This User’s Manual ................6 Notes for This Manual ..................6 Safety Precautions ..................... 7 Preparing your Notebook PC ...............11 Chapter 2: Knowing the parts Top Side .......................14 Bottom Side ......................17 Right Side ......................19 Left Side .......................21 Rear Side ......................23...
  • Page 3 Using the Instant Key ..................47 Using the Instant Key for the first time ...........47 Chapter 4: Using the Notebook PC Pointing device ....................52 Using the touchpad ..................53 Touchpad usage illustrations ..............54 Caring for the touchpad ................56 Disabling the touchpad automatically ...........57 Storage Devices ....................58 Optical Drive (on selected models) ............58 Flash Memory Card Reader .................62...
  • Page 4 CTR 21 Approval(for Notebook PC with built-in Modem) ..A-36 European Union Eco-label ..............A-38 Global Environmental Regulation Compliance and Declaration A-39 ASUS Recycling/Takeback Services ............. A-39 Regional Notice for United States of America ......... A-39 Copyright Information ................A-40 Limitation of Liability .................
  • Page 5: Chapter 1: Introducing The Notebook Pc

    Chapter 1: Introducing the Notebook PC...
  • Page 6: About This User's Manual

    About This User’s Manual You are reading the Notebook PC User’s Manual. This User’s Manual provides information regarding the various components in the Notebook PC and how to use them. The following are major sections of this User’s Manual: 1. Introducing the Notebook PC Introduces you to the Notebook PC and this User’s Manual.
  • Page 7: Safety Precautions

    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. Disconnect the AC power and remove the battery pack(s) before cleaning.
  • Page 8 SAFE TEMP: This INPUT RATING: Refer to Notebook PC should the rating label on the only be used in bottom of the Notebook environments with PC and be sure that your ambient temperatures power adapter complies between 5°C (41°F) and with the rating.
  • Page 9: Sound Pressure Warning

    Sound Pressure warning Excessive sound pressure from earphones or headphones can cause hearing damage or loss. Adjustment of the volume control as well as the equalizer to settings other than the center position may increase the earphones or headphones output voltage and the sound pressure level.
  • Page 10: Airplane Precautions

    Cover Your Notebook PC Purchase a carrying bag to protect the Notebook PC from dirt, water, shock, and scratches. Charge Your Batteries If you intend to use battery power, be sure to fully charge your battery pack and any optional battery packs before going on long trips.
  • Page 11: Preparing Your Notebook Pc

    Preparing your Notebook PC These are only quick instructions for using your Notebook PC. Installing the Battery Pack Connecting the Power Adapter Notebook PC User Manual...
  • Page 12 Opening the LCD display panel Carefully lift up the display panel with your thumb. Slowly tilt the display panel forward or backward to a comfortable viewing angle. Turning on the Power Push and release the power button located beneath the LCD display panel.
  • Page 13: Chapter 2: Knowing The Parts

    Chapter 2: Knowing the parts...
  • Page 14: Top Side

    Top Side The keyboard differs for each territory. Notebook PC User Manual...
  • Page 15 Microphone (Built-in) The built-in mono microphone can be used for video conferencing, voice narrations, or simple audio recordings. Camera The built-in camera allows picture taking or video recording. Can be used with video conferencing and other interactive applications. Camera Indicator The camera indicator shows when the built-in camera is in use.
  • Page 16 Keyboard The keyboard provides full-sized keys with comfortable travel (depth at which the keys can be depressed) and palm rest for both hands. Two Windows function keys are provided to help ease navigation in the Windows operating system. Touchpad and Buttons The touchpad with its buttons is a pointing device that provides the same functions as a desktop mouse.
  • Page 17: Bottom Side

    Bottom Side The bottom side may vary in appearance depending on model. The battery pack size varies 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 18 Battery Lock - Spring The spring battery lock is used to keep the battery pack secured. When the battery pack is inserted, it will automatically lock. To remove the battery pack, this spring lock must be held in the unlocked position. Battery Pack The battery pack is automatically charged when the Notebook PC is connected to an AC power source and...
  • Page 19: Right Side

    Right Side 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. SPDIF Output Jack This jack provides connection to SPDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) compliant devices for digital audio output.
  • Page 20 Optical Drive The Notebook PC comes in various models with different optical drives. The Notebook PC’s optical drive may support compact discs (CD) ,digital video discs (DVD) and/or Blu-ray discs (BD) and may have recordable (R) or re-writable (RW) capabilities. See the marketing specifications for details on each model.
  • Page 21: Left Side

    Left Side 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 22 LAN Port The RJ-45 LAN port with eight pins is larger than the RJ-11 modem port and supports a standard Ethernet cable for connection to a local network. The built-in connector allows convenient use without additional adapters. HDMI Port HDMI HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is an uncompressed all-digital audio/video interface between any audio/video source, such as a set-top box, DVD player,...
  • Page 23: Rear Side

    Rear Side Battery Pack The battery pack is automatically charged when the Notebook PC is connected to an AC power source and maintains power to the Notebook PC when AC power is not connected. This allows use when moving temporarily between locations.
  • Page 24: Connecting Subwoofer (On Selected Models)

    Connecting Subwoofer (on selected models) The subwoofer that comes with your Notebook PC is in compact size and easy to carry. Just connect the subwoofer to the designated subwoofer jack on your Notebook PC and enjoy amazing bass sounds in your multimedia applications. DO NOT force and connect this proprietary subwoofer to audio jacks other than the designated subwoofer jack illustrated in the user manual.
  • Page 25: Chapter 3: Getting Started

    Chapter 3: Getting Started...
  • Page 26: Power System

    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. Your Notebook PC comes with a universal AC-DC adapter.
  • Page 27 IMPORTANT! Damage may occur if you use a different adapter to power the Notebook PC or use the Notebook PC’s adapter to power other electrical devices. If there is smoke, burning scent, or extreme heat coming from the AC-DC adapter, seek servicing. Seek servicing if you suspect a faulty AC-DC adapter.
  • Page 28: Using Battery Power

    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 29: Battery Care

    To remove the battery pack: IMPORTANT! Only use battery packs and power adapters supplied with this Notebook PC or specifically approved by the manufacturer or retailer for use with this model or else damage may occur to the Notebook PC. Battery Care The Notebook PC’s battery pack, like all rechargeable batteries, has a limit on the number times it can be recharged.
  • Page 30: Powering On The Notebook Pc

    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 31 Self Monitoring and Reporting Technology The S.M.A.R.T. (Self Monitoring and Reporting Technology) checks the hard disk drive during POST and gives a warning message if the hard disk drive requires servicing. If any critical hard disk drive warning is given during bootup, backup your data immediately and run Windows disk checking program.
  • Page 32: Checking Battery Power

    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.
  • Page 33: Charging The Battery Pack

    Charging the Battery Pack Before you use your Notebook PC on the road, you will have to charge the battery pack. The battery pack begins to charge as soon as the Notebook PC is connected to external power using the power adapter.
  • Page 34: Power Options

    Power Options The power switch turns ON and OFF the Notebook PC or putting the Notebook PC into sleep or hibernation modes. Actual behavior of the power switch can be customized in Windows Control Panel “Power Options.” For other options, such as “Switch User, Restart, Sleep, or Shut Down,”...
  • Page 35: Emergency Shutdown

    Emergency Shutdown In case your operating system cannot properly turn OFF or restart, there is an additional way to shutdown your Notebook PC: Hold the power button over 4 seconds. IMPORTANT! DO NOT use emergency shutdown while data is being written; doing so can result in loss or destruction of your data.
  • Page 36: Power Management Modes

    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. ACPI power management settings are made through the operating system.
  • Page 37 Sleep is the same as Suspend-to- RAM (STR). This function stores your current data and status in RAM while many components are turned OFF. Because RAM is volatile, it requires power to keep (refresh) the data. Click the Windows button and the arrowhead next to the lock icon to see this option.
  • Page 38: Thermal Power Control

    Thermal Power Control There are three power control methods for controlling the Notebook PC’s thermal state. These power control cannot be configured by the user and should be known in case the Notebook PC should enter these states. The following temperatures represent the chassis temperature (not CPU).
  • Page 39: Special Keyboard Functions

    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. The Hot Key locations on the function keys may vary depending on model but the functions should remain the same.
  • Page 40 LCD/Monitor Icons (F8): Toggles between the Notebook PC’s LCD display and an external monitor in this series: LCD Only -> CRT Only (External Monitor) -> LCD + CRT Clone -> LCD + CRT Extend. (This function does not work in 256 Colors, select High Color in Display Property Settings.) NOTE: Must connect an external monitor “before”...
  • Page 41: Microsoft Windows Keys

    Power4Gear Hybrid (Fn+Space Bar): This key toggles power savings between various power saving modes. The power saving modes control many aspects of the Notebook PC to maximize performance versus battery time. Applying or removing the power adapter will automatically switch the system between AC mode and battery mode.
  • Page 42: Keyboard As A Numeric Keypad

    Keyboard as a Numeric Keypad The numeric keypad is embedded in the keyboard and consists of 15 keys that make number intensive input more convenient. These dual-purpose keys are labeled in orange on the key caps. Numeric assignments are located at the upper right hand corner of each key as shown in the figure.
  • Page 43: Multimedia Control Keys

    Multimedia Control Keys The multimedia control keys allows for convenient controlling of the multimedia application. The following defines the meaning of each multimedia control key on the Notebook PC. Some control key functions may defer depending on Notebook PC model. Use the [Fn] key in combination with the arrow keys for multimedia control functions.
  • Page 44: Switches And Status Indicators

    Switches and Status Indicators Switches Power Switch The power switch turns ON and OFF the Notebook PC or putting the Notebook PC into sleep or hibernation modes. Actual behavior of the power switch can be customized in Windows Control Panel “Power Options.” Notebook PC User Manual...
  • Page 45: Status Indicators

    Status Indicators 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 (Sleep) mode. This indicator is OFF when the Notebook PC is turned OFF or in the Suspend-to-Disk (Hibernation) mode. Notebook PC User Manual...
  • Page 46: Drive Activity Indicator

    Battery Charge Indicator (dual-color) The dual-color battery charge indicator shows the status of the battery’s power as follows: Green ON: Battery power is between 95% and 100% (with AC power). Orange ON: Battery power is less than 95% (with AC power). Orange Blinking: Battery power is less than 10% (without AC power).
  • Page 47: Using The Instant Key

    Using the Instant Key With the Instant Key, simply press the button to quickly activate your preset Instant Key function. You can configure one Instant Key function at a time. Using the Instant Key for the first time When you press the Instant Key for the first time, the Welcome screen appears to help you configure the Instant Key’s functions.
  • Page 48 From the Welcome screen, click Setup to launch the setup screen. From the setup screen, click any of the icons, configure the setting, then click Apply. Click the arrows to browse through the Instant Key functions that you can configure. Notebook PC User Manual...
  • Page 49 You can configure these Instant Key functions: Function Description Volume Fader Turns the volume up/down or put it in mute mode. Instant App Quickly launches your frequently-used application or office files. Instant Web Quickly launches your favorite website. Splendid Preset Allows you to select from six colored display presets.
  • Page 50 Function Description Output Display Selector Quickly switches between notebook, external monitor, and a duplicate monitor. This function mimics the behavior of <Fn> + <F8>, which is the Touchpad LCD/Monitor Switch function key. Wireless Connectivity Allows you to enable or disable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. This function mimics the behavior of <Fn>...
  • Page 51: Chapter 4: Using The Notebook Pc

    Chapter 4: Using the Notebook PC...
  • Page 52: Pointing Device

    Pointing device The Notebook PC’s integrated touchpad pointing device is pressure sensitive and contains no moving parts. A device driver is still required for working with some application software. Right-click button (zone outside the dotted-line) Left-click button (zone inside the dotted-line) IMPORTANT! DO NOT use any objects in place of your finger to operate the touchpad.
  • Page 53: Using The Touchpad

    Using the touchpad The touchpad is an interactive device that simulates the functions of a regular mouse. It allows you to use one-finger and multi-finger gestures to move the pointer so you can select and click items, rotate and zoom images, scroll lists, as well as swipe and switch between windows.
  • Page 54: Touchpad Usage Illustrations

    Touchpad usage illustrations Tapping - Tapping on the touchpad allows you to select items onscreen and open files. Tap twice to open the selected Tap once to select an item. item. Clicking - Clicking on the touchpad simulates the functions of the left mouse button and right mouse button.
  • Page 55 Rotating - Rotating images clockwise/counterclockwise is done on the touchpad using the pinch gesture. Put two fingers on the touchpad then turn in a circular motion, either clockwise or counterclockwise, to rotate an image. Scrolling - Using two fingers on the touchpad, you can scroll through lists vertically and horizontally.
  • Page 56: Caring For The Touchpad

    Three-finger swiping - Using three fingers on the touchpad, you can swipe pages from left to right/right to left. You can also use this gesture to switch between active windows on your desktop. Caring for the touchpad The touchpad is pressure sensitive. If not properly cared for, it can be easily damaged.
  • Page 57: Disabling The Touchpad Automatically

    Disabling the touchpad automatically You can automatically disable the touchpad when an external USB mouse is attached. To disable the touchpad: Go to Control Panel. Change view settings to Large Icons then select Mouse. Select the ELAN tab. Tick the box with the Disable when external pointing device plug in option.
  • Page 58: Storage Devices

    Storage Devices Storage devices allow the Notebook PC to read or write documents, pictures, and other files to various data storage devices. Optical Drive (on selected models) Inserting an optical disc While the Notebook PC’s power is ON, press the drive’s eject button and the tray will eject out partially.
  • Page 59 Hold the disc by the edge and face the disc’s printed side up. Push down on both sides of the disc’s center until the disc snaps onto the hub. The hub should be higher than the disc when correctly mounted. Slowly push the drive’s tray back in.
  • Page 60: Removing An Optical Disc

    Removing an optical disc Eject the tray and gently pry the edge of the disc upwards at an angle to remove the disc from the hub. Emergency eject The emergency eject is located in a hole on the optical drive and is used to eject the optical drive tray in case the electronic eject does not work.
  • Page 61: Using The Optical Drive

    Using the Optical Drive Optical discs and equipment must be handled with care because of the precise mechanics involved. Keep in mind the important safety instructions from your CD suppliers. Unlike desktop optical drives, the Notebook PC uses a hub to hold the CD in place regardless of the angle.
  • Page 62: Flash Memory Card Reader

    Flash Memory Card Reader Normally a 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 use many flash memory cards as shown in the example below.
  • Page 63: Hard Disk Drive

    Hard Disk Drive Hard disk drives have higher capacities and operate at much faster speeds than floppy disk drives and optical drives. The Notebook PC comes with a replaceable hard disk drive. Current hard drives support S.M.A.R.T. (Self Monitoring and Reporting Technology) to detect hard disk errors or failures before they happen.
  • Page 64: Removing The Hard Disk Drives

    Removing the hard disk drives Notebook PC User Manual...
  • Page 65 Installing the hard disk drives Notebook PC User Manual...
  • Page 66: Memory (Ram)

    Memory (RAM) Additional memory will increase application performance by decreasing hard disk access. Visit an authorized service center or retailer for information on memory upgrades for your Notebook PC. Only purchase expansion modules from authorized retailers of this Notebook PC to ensure maximum compatibility and reliability. The BIOS automatically detects the amount of memory in the system and configures CMOS accordingly during the POST (Power- On-Self-Test) process.
  • Page 67: Connections

    Connections The built-in network cannot be installed later as an upgrade. After purchase, network can be installed as an expansion card. Network Connection Connect a network cable, with RJ-45 connectors on each end, to the modem/network port on the Notebook PC and the other end to a hub or switch.
  • Page 68 Twisted-Pair Cable The cable used to connect the Ethernet card to a host (generally a Hub or Switch) is called a straight-through Twisted Pair Ethernet (TPE). The end connectors are called RJ-45 connectors, which are not compatible with RJ-11 telephone connectors. If connecting two computers together without a hub in between, a crossover LAN cable is required (Fast-Ethernet model).
  • Page 69: Wireless Lan Connection (On Selected Models)

    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 70: Infrastructure Mode

    Ad-hoc mode The Ad-hoc mode allows the Notebook PC to connect to another wireless device. No access point (AP) is required in this wireless environment. (All devices must install Notebook PC Desktop PC optional 802.11 wireless LAN adapters.) Infrastructure mode The Infrastructure mode allows the Notebook PC and other wireless devices to join a wireless network created by an Access Point (AP) (sold separately) that provides a central link for wireless clients to...
  • Page 71: Windows Wireless Network Connection

    Windows Wireless Network Connection Connecting to a network Switch ON the Wireless function if necessary for your model (see switches in Section 3). Press [FN+F2] repeatedly until wireless LAN icon and Bluetooth icon are shown. Or double click the Wireless Console icon in Windows notification area and select the wireless LAN icon.
  • Page 72 When connecting, you may have to enter a password. After a connection has been established, the connection is shown on the list. You can see the wireless network icon in the Notification area. The crossed wireless network icon appears when you press <Fn>...
  • Page 73: Bluetooth Wireless Connection(On Selected Models)

    Bluetooth Wireless Connection (on selected models) Notebook PCs with Bluetooth technology eliminates the need for cables for connecting Bluetooth-enabled devices. Examples of Bluetooth-enabled devices may be Notebook PCs, Desktop PCs, mobile phones, and PDAs. 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 74 Or double click the Wireless Console icon in the Windows notification area and select the Bluetooth icon. From Control Panel, go to Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center and then click Change adapter settings in the left blue pane. Right-click Bluetooth Network Connection and select View Bluetooth...
  • Page 75 Select a Bluetooth-enabled device from the list and click Next. Enter the Bluetooth security code into your device and start pairing. The paired relationship is successfully built. Click Close to finish the setting. Notebook PC User Manual...
  • Page 76: Usb Charger

    USB Charger+ USB Charger+ helps charge your USB devices compatible with Battery Charging Version 1.1 (BC 1.1) specifications whether your Notebook PC is powered on or off. You can decide and set the battery threshold for stopping charging according to your needs. With Adapter USB Charger+ is always available on the designated USB 3.0 port when your Notebook PC is connected with the adapter.
  • Page 77: Appendix

  • Page 78: Optional Accessories

    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. USB Flash Memory Disk A USB flash memory disk is an optional item that can provide storage up to several hundred megabytes, higher transfer speeds,...
  • Page 79: Operating System And Software

    Operating System and Software This Notebook PC may offer (depending on territory) its customers the choice of a pre-installed Microsoft Windows operating system. The choices and languages will depend on the territory. The levels of hardware and software support may vary depending on the installed operating system.
  • Page 80: System Bios Settings

    System BIOS Settings The BIOS screens in this section are for reference only. The actual screens may differ by models and territories. Boot Device On the Boot screen, select Boot Option #1. Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc. Main Advanced Chipset...
  • Page 81: Security Setting

    Security Setting Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc. Main Advanced Boot Security Save & Exit Password Description Set the system boot order. If ONLY the Administrator’s password is set, then this only limits access to Setup and is only asked for when entering Setup.
  • Page 82 I/O Interface Security Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc. Security If Locked, LAN Network will be I/O Interface Security disabled. LAN Network Interface [UnLock] Wireless Network Interface [UnLock] HD AUDIO Interface [UnLock] SATA ODD Interface [UnLock] USB Interface Security LAN Network Interface : Select Screen...
  • Page 83 USB Interface Security Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc. Security If Locked, all USB device will USB Interface Security be disabled. USB Interface [UnLock] External Ports [UnLock] Bluetooth [UnLock] CMOS Camera [UnLock] USB Interface : Select Screen Lock Select Item UnLock...
  • Page 84: Hdd Password

    HDD Password Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc. Main Advanced Boot Security Save & Exit Password Description Set HDD Master Password. ***Advanced to Power Cycle If ONLY the Administrator’s password is set, System after Setting Hard Disk then this only limits access to Setup and is Passwords *** only asked for when entering Setup.
  • Page 85: Save Changes

    Save Changes If you want to keep your configuration settings, you must save changes before exiting the BIOS setup utility. Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc. Main Advanced Chipset Boot Security Save & Exit Save Changes and Exit Exit system setup after saving Discard Changes and Exit the changes.
  • Page 86: Common Problems And Solutions

    If the problem still exist, contact your local service center and ask an engineer for assistance. Hardware Problem - Keyboard / Hotkey The Hotkey (FN) is disabled. A. Reinstall the “ATK0100” driver from the driver CD or download it from the ASUS website. A-10 Notebook PC User Manual...
  • Page 87 Diagnostics: Power On by Battery only? (Y = 2, N = 4) Able to see BIOS (ASUS Logo)? (Y = 3, N = A) Able to load the OS? (Y = B, N = A) Adapter power LED ON? (Y = 5, N = C)
  • Page 88 Symptom & Solutions: A. Problem might be in the MB, HDD, or NB; visit a local service center for assistance. B. Problem caused by the operating system, try restoring your system us- ing the recovery partition or disc. IMPORTANT! You must backup all your data to another location before recovering. C. Adapter problem; check the power cord connections, otherwise visit a local service center for replacement. D. Battery problem; please check the battery contacts, otherwise visit a local service center for repair. Hardware Problem - Wireless Card How to check whether a Notebook PC is equipped with a wireless card? A.
  • Page 89 When I power ON the Notebook PC, there will be an “Open policy file error” message. A. Reinstall the latest version “Power4 Gear” utility to solve your problem. It is available on the ASUS website. Unknown Reason - Blue screen with white text A blue screen with white text appears after system bootup.
  • Page 90 If problem still cannot be solved, use the recovery process to reinstall your entire system. IMPORTANT! You must backup all your data to another location before recovering. CAUTION! DO NOT connect to the Internet before you have installed an anti-virus software and Internet firewall to protect yourself from viruses.
  • Page 91: Updating The Bios

    Updating the BIOS. Please verify the Notebook PC’s exact model and download the latest BIOS file for your model from the ASUS website and save it in your flash disk drive. Connect your flash disk drive to the Notebook PC and power on the Notebook PC.
  • Page 92: Recovering Your Notebook Pc

    Press [Enter] to select Windows Setup [EMS Enabled]. Select the language you want to recover and click Next. Read the ASUS Preload Wizard messages and click Next. Select a partition option and click Next. Partition options: Recover Windows to first partition only.
  • Page 93: Using Recovery Dvd (On Selected Models

    This option deletes all partitions from your hard drive and creates two new partitions “C” (40%) and “D” (60%). Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the recovery process. Visit the ASUS website at for updated drivers and utilities. Using Recovery DVD (on selected models) Creating the Recovery DVD: Double-click the AI Recovery Burner icon on the Window desktop.
  • Page 94: Using The Recovery Dvd

    Ensure to connect the power adapter to your Notebbook PC when performing system recovery. Unstable power supply may cause recovery failure. Visit the ASUS website at for updated drivers and utilities. A-18 Notebook PC User Manual...
  • Page 95: Dvd-Rom Drive Information

    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. The DVD-ROM drive allows the use of both CD and DVD discs.
  • Page 96: Region Definitions

    Region Definitions Region 1 Canada, US, US Territories Region 2 Czech, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Gulf States, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, UK, Greece, Former Yugoslav Republics, Slovakia Region 3 Burma, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam...
  • Page 97: Blu-Ray Rom Drive Information(On Selected Models

    Blu-ray ROM Drive Information (on selected models) Region Definitions Region A North, Central and South American countries, and their territories; Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, Japan, Korea (South and North), South East Asian countries and their territories. Region B European, African, and South West Asian countries and their territories;...
  • Page 98: Internal Modem Compliancy

    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). However due to differences between the individual PSTNs provided in different countries, the approval does not, of itself, give an unconditional assurance of successful operation on every PSTN network...
  • Page 99: Network Compatibility Declaration

    Network Compatibility Declaration Statement to be made by the manufacturer to the user: “This declaration will indicate the networks with which the equipment is designed to work and any notified networks with which the equipment may have inter-working difficulties. The manufacturer shall also associate a statement to make it clear where network compatibility is dependent on physical and software switch settings.
  • Page 100 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 Norway Poland Not Applicable...
  • Page 101 This information was copied from CETECOM and is supplied without liability. For updates to this table, you may visit http://www.cetecom. de/technologies/ctr_21.html 1 National requirements will apply only if the equipment may use pulse dialling (manufacturers may state in the user guide that the equipment is only intended to support DTMF signalling, which would make any additional testing superfluous).
  • Page 102: Declarations And Safety Statements

    Declarations and Safety Statements 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. • This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
  • Page 103: Fcc Radio Frequency (Rf) Exposure Caution Statement

    (Reprinted from the Code of Federal Regulations #47, part 15.193, 1993. Washington DC: Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration, U.S. Government Printing Office.) FCC Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure Caution Statement Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
  • Page 104: Ce Marking

    CE Marking CE marking for devices without wireless LAN/Bluetooth The shipped version of this device complies with the requirements of the EEC directives 2004/108/EC “Electromagnetic compatibility” and 2006/95/EC “Low voltage directive” . CE marking for devices with wireless LAN/ Bluetooth This equipment complies with the requirements of Directive 1999/5/ EC of the European Parliament and Commission from 9 March, 1999 governing Radio and Telecommunications Equipment and mutual...
  • Page 105: Wireless Operation Channel For Different Domains

    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 106 60 Oise 61 Orne 63 Puy du Dôme 64 Pyrénées Atlantique 66 Pyrénées Orientales 67 Bas Rhin 68 Haut Rhin 70 Haute Saône 71 Saône et Loire 75 Paris 82 Tarn et Garonne 84 Vaucluse 88 Vosges 89 Yonne 90 Territoire de Belfort 94 Val de Marne This requirement is likely to change over time, allowing you to use your wireless LAN card in more areas within France.
  • Page 107: Ul Safety Notices

    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).
  • Page 108: Power Safety Requirement

    REACH Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals) regulatory framework, we publish the chemical substances in our products at ASUS REACH website at A-32 Notebook PC User Manual...
  • Page 109: Nordic Lithium Cautions (For Lithium-Ion Batteries

    Nordic Lithium Cautions (for lithium-ion batteries) CAUTION! Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent 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.
  • Page 110: Optical Drive Safety Information

    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.
  • Page 111: Macrovision Corporation Product Notice

    Macrovision Corporation Product Notice This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method claims of certain U.S.A. patents and other intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and other rights owners. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision Corporation .
  • Page 112: Ctr 21 Approval(For Notebook Pc With Built-In Modem

    CTR 21 Approval (for Notebook PC with built-in Modem) Danish Dutch English Finnish French German Greek Italian Portuguese A-36 Notebook PC User Manual...
  • Page 113 Spanish Swedish Notebook PC User Manual A-37...
  • Page 114: European Union Eco-Label

    Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. All ASUS products with the ENERGY STAR logo comply with the ENERGY STAR standard, and the power management feature is enabled by default. The monitor and computer are automatically set to sleep after 15 and 30 minutes of user inactivity.
  • Page 115: Global Environmental Regulation Compliance And Declaration

    ASUS follows the green design concept to design and manufacture our products, and makes sure that each stage of the product life cycle of ASUS product is in line with global environmental regulations. In addition, ASUS disclose the relevant information based on regulation requirements.
  • Page 116: Copyright Information

  • Page 117: Limitation Of Liability

    ASUS will only be responsible for or indemnify you for loss, damages or claims based in contract, tort or infringement under this Warranty Statement. This limit also applies to ASUS’ suppliers and its reseller. It is the maximum for which ASUS, its suppliers, and your reseller are collectively responsible.
  • Page 118 Manufacturer: ASUSTek COMPUTER INC. Address, City: No. 150, LI-TE RD., PEITOU, TAIPEI 112, TAIWAN R.O.C. Country: TAIWAN Authorized representative in Europe: ASUS COMPUTER GmbH Address, City: HARKORT STR. 21-23, 40880 RATINGEN Country: GERMANY declare the following apparatus: Product name :...

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