User’s Guide Learn how to use your Fujitsu LifeBook A6110 notebook...
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This unit requires an AC adapter to operate. Use only UL Listed I.T.E. Class II Adapters with an output rating of 19 VDC, with a current of 4.22 A (80 W). AC adapter output polarity: When using your notebook equipment, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and injury to persons, including the following: •...
System Disposal INSIDE THIS PRODUCT CONTAIN MERCURY AND MUST BE RECYCLED OR DISPOSED OF ACCORDING TO LOCAL Recycling your battery Over time, the batteries that run your mobile computer will begin to hold a charge for a shorter amount of time; this is a natural occurrence for all batteries.
Preface About This Guide The LifeBook A6110 notebook from Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation provides desktop performance with a fast, Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor. Your notebook has a built-in 15.4” TFT WXGA color display. This system brings the computing power of desktop personal computers (PCs) to a portable environment.
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Getting to Know Your LifeBook Overview This section describes the components of your Fujitsu LifeBook A6110 notebook. We strongly recommend that you read it before using your notebook – even if you are already familiar with notebook computers. Figure 1. Fujitsu LifeBook A6110 notebook...
Locating the Controls and Connectors LifeBook Application Panel Touchpad Pointing Device or optional Point and Write Touchpad Stereo Speaker Status Indicator Panel Wireless LAN/Bluetooth On/Off Switch Headphone Jack Microphone Jack Web Camera with Support Button Stereo Speaker Figure 2. LifeBook notebook with display open 12 - Locating the Controls and Connectors Display Panel Latch Button...
Top Components The following is a brief description of your LifeBook notebook’s top components. Display Panel Latch Button The display panel latch button is used to latch and unlatch the display. See “Opening the Display Panel” on page 41. Digital Microphone The digital microphone is an optional device that is available on systems with the optional web cam.
Microphone Jack The microphone jack allows you to connect an external mono microphone. See “Microphone/Line-In Jack” on page 79. Headphone/Line Out Jack The headphone/line out jack allows you to connect headphones. See “Headphone Jack*” on page 45. Wireless LAN/Bluetooth On/Off Switch The wireless LAN/Bluetooth on/off switch is used to turn the optional WLAN and Bluetooth devices on and off.
Emergency Optical Tray Release Optical Drive Release Button Optical Drive Figure 3. LifeBook notebook left-side panel Left-Side Panel Components The following is a brief description of your LifeBook notebook’s left-side components. Optical Drive The optical drive bay contains a Dual-Layer Multi-Format DVD Writer. See “Optical Drive” on page 58. Optical Drive Release Button The optical drive release button opens the optical drive.
USB Port ExpressCard Slot ExpressCard Eject Button DC-In Jack Memory Stick/SD/xD Card Slot PC Card Eject Button PC Card Slot IEEE 1394 Port Figure 4. LifeBook notebook right-side panel Right-Side Panel Components The following is a brief description of your LifeBook notebook’s right-side components. ExpressCard Eject Button The ExpressCard eject button is used for removing an ExpressCard from the slot.
DC Power Jack The DC power jack allows you to plug in the AC adapter to power your LifeBook notebook and charge the internal Lithium ion battery. IEEE 1394 (4-pin) Jack The 4-pin 1394 jack is used to connect between your LifeBook and an IEEE 1394 peripheral such as a digital video camera.
Anti-Theft Lock Slot USB 2.0 Ports Gigabit LAN (RJ-45) Jack Air Vents S-Video Out Port External Video Jack USB Ports Modem Jack Figure 5. LifeBook notebook back panel Back Panel Components Following is a brief description of your LifeBook notebook’s back panel components. Anti-theft Lock Slot The anti-theft lock slot allows you to attach an optional physical lock down device.
Gigabit LAN (RJ-45) Jack The internal LAN (RJ-45) jack is used for an internal Gigabit (10Base-T/100Base-Tx/1000Base-T) Ethernet LAN connection. See “Internal LAN (RJ-45) Jack” on page 77. S-Video Out Port The S-Video out port is used to transmit a high resolution video signal to a compatible TV or VCR. See “S-Video Out Port”...
Modem (RJ-11) Telephone Jack The Modem (RJ-11) telephone jack is for attaching a telephone line to the internal multinational 56K modem. See “Modem (RJ-11) Telephone Jack” on page 76. HE INTERNAL MODEM IS NOT INTENDED FOR USE WITH THE INTERNAL MODEM TO A MODEM OR YOUR ENTIRE NOTEBOOK DETAILS OME HOTELS HAVE...
Lithium ion Battery Bay Memory Upgrade Compartment Figure 6. LifeBook notebook bottom panel Bottom Components The following is a brief description of your LifeBook notebook’s bottom panel components. Lithium ion Battery Bay The battery bay contains the internal Lithium ion battery. It can be unlatched for the removal of the battery when stored over a long period of time or for swapping a discharged battery with a charged Lithium ion battery.
Battery Charge/ DC-In Power Status Indicator Panel The Status Indicators display symbols that correspond to specific components of your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook. The LEDs below each symbol tell you how each of those components is operating. Power Indicator The Power indicator glows blue when your system is turned on. Hard Drive/ Optical Drive Battery Level...
Battery Charge/DC-In Indicator • Orange, solid: AC adapter and battery are available and system is charging. • Green, solid: AC adapter and battery are available and system is fully charged, or AC adapter is plugged in but battery is not installed. •...
• Batteries subjected to shocks, vibration or extreme temperatures can be permanently damaged. • A shorted battery is damaged and must be replaced. Hard Drive/Optical Drive Access Indicator The Hard Drive/Optical Drive Access indicator glows green when your internal hard drive is being accessed.
Keyboard Function Keys Cursor Keys Application Key Fn Key Start Key Numeric Keypad (surrounded by heavy line) Figure 8. Keyboard Using the Keyboard Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook has an integral 86-key keyboard. The keys perform all the standard functions of a 101-key keyboard, including the Windows keys and other special function keys. This section describes the following keys.
characters and as numeric and mathematical keys. The ability to toggle between the standard character and numerical keys is controlled through the [NumLk] key. • Cursor keys: Your keyboard contains four arrow keys for moving the cursor or insertion point to the right, left, up, or down within windows, applications and documents.
Function Keys Your LifeBook notebook has 12 function keys, F1 through F12. The functions assigned to these keys differ for each application. You should refer to your software documentation to find out how these keys are used. • The [Fn] key provides extended functions for the notebook and is always used in conjunction with another key.
Touchpad Pointing Device Cursor Control or Optional Point and Write Touchpad Left Button Scroll button or optional Fingerprint Sensor The Touchpad pointing device comes built into your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook. It is used to control the movement of the pointer to select items on your display panel. The Touchpad is composed of a cursor control, a left button, a right button, and a scroll button (or fingerprint sensor, depending upon your system configuration).
N EXTERNAL MOUSE CAN BE CONNECTED TO THE USED SIMULTANEOUSLY WITH THE EXTERNAL MOUSE CONNECTED THE SPECIFICATIONS IN YOUR Clicking Clicking means pushing and releasing a button. To left-click, move the cursor to the item you wish to select, press the left button once, and then immediately release it.
Double-Clicking Double-clicking means pushing and releasing the left button twice in rapid succession. This procedure does not function with the right button. To double-click, move the cursor to the item you wish to select, press the left button twice, and immediately release it. You can also perform the double-click operation by tapping lightly on the Touchpad twice.
Dragging means pressing and holding the left button, while moving the cursor. To drag, move the cursor to the item you wish to move. Press and hold the left button while moving the item to its new location and then release it. Dragging can also be done using the Touchpad.
Certain configurations of this LifeBook notebook have an optional Point and Write Touchpad in the location of the standard touchpad pointing device. The Point and Write Touchpad is compatible with the latest Microsoft Windows Vista operating system. For example, use MS Journal for note taking with the pad, and use MS Paint for drawing pictures.
• HE STYLUS SHOULD NOT BE USED TO TAP ON THE DISPLAY CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE SCREEN IF SO USED • HEN USING THE STYLUS ON THE PAD WANT TO USE YOUR FINGER ON THE TOUCHPAD WITH THE OPERATION • IGHT CLICK FUNCTION IS NOT SUPPORTED BY THE STYLUS FUNCTIONS...
Volume Control Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook has multiple volume controls which interact with each other. NY SOFTWARE THAT CONTAINS AUDIO FILES WILL ALSO CONTAIN A VOLUME CONTROL OF ITS OWN YOU INSTALL AN EXTERNAL AUDIO DEVICE THAT HAS AN INDEPENDENT VOLUME CONTROL HARDWARE VOLUME CONTROL AND THE SOFTWARE VOLUME CONTROL WILL INTERACT WITH EACH OTHER THE EXTERNAL VOLUME CONTROL SETTING...
Support Mail Internet Figure 17. LifeBook Application Panel LifeBook Application Panel/Support Button The Application Panel consists of buttons that allow you to launch user-defined applications with the touch of a button when your system is on. Also included in the panel is a Support button that allows you to either launch the Fujitsu Support Center utility or to launch a user-defined application.
Configuring your LifeBook Application Panel When you start Windows, the LifeBook Application Panel is automatically activated. As an application launcher, the LifeBook Application Panel is very flexible, giving you a variety of options. To set up the Panel to best suit your needs, we have provided the Application Panel Setup utility that quickly and easily helps you make the most of this valuable feature.
Click OK. The button will now launch the new application. If you want to return to launching your Windows default Internet browser with this button, you need only click on “Default Internet Browser” from the Internet browser box. Be aware that you will erase the settings for the “other application”. If you wish to go back to launching the “other application”...
Support tab The Support tab lets you automatically go to the Support Website. (You must be connected to the Internet in order to access the Support website). Launching Applications with the Support Button Your notebook is pre-installed with utilities that let you operate and configure your LifeBook Application Panel.
Chapter 2 Getting Started with Your LifeBook DC Power Jack AC Adapter Figure 18. Connecting the AC Adapter Power Sources Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook has three possible power sources: a primary Lithium ion battery, an AC adapter or an optional Auto/Airline adapter.
The AC adapter or optional Auto/Airline adapter provides power for operating your notebook and charging the batteries. Connecting the AC Adapter Plug the DC output cable into the DC power jack of your LifeBook notebook. Plug the AC adapter into an AC electrical outlet. Connecting the Optional Auto/Airline Adapter Plug the DC output cable into the DC power jack on your notebook.
Display Panel Latch Button Display Panel Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook contains a display panel that is backlit for easier viewing in bright environments and maintains top resolution through the use of active-matrix technology. Opening the Display Panel Press the Display Panel latch button in. This releases the locking mechanism, allowing you to raise the display. Lift the display backwards, being careful not to touch the screen, until it is at a comfortable viewing angle.
Once you have turned on your LifeBook notebook, you may want to adjust the brightness level of the screen to a more comfortable viewing level. There are three ways to adjust the brightness. Two of them are temporary (by using the keyboard or the power management utility) and one survives restarts and resumes (using the Power Options control panel).
Starting Your LifeBook Notebook Power On Power/Suspend/Resume Button The Power/Suspend/Resume button is used to turn on your LifeBook notebook from its off state. Once you have connected your AC adapter or charged the internal Lithium ion battery, you can power on your LifeBook notebook.
EVER TURN OFF YOUR CAUSE AN ERROR MESSAGE TO BE DISPLAYED WHEN YOU TURN YOUR . See “Power On Self Test Messages” on page 96. NEXT TIME Boot Sequence The procedure for starting-up your notebook is termed the Bootup sequence and involves your notebook’s BIOS.
The BIOS Setup Utility is a program that sets up the operating environment for your LifeBook notebook. Your BIOS is set at the factory for normal operating conditions, therefore there is no need to set or change the BIOS’ environment to operate your notebook. The BIOS Setup Utility configures: •...
The Boot Menu can also be invoked by pressing the [F12] key when the Fujitsu logo appears on the screen. BIOS Guide A guide to your notebook’s BIOS is available online. Please visit our service and support website at http://www.computers.us.fujitsu.com/support, then select User’s Guides under Online Support. Select your Product, Series, and Model, then click [Go].
First of all, you will need to read and accept the End User License Agreements (EULAs). • F YOU REJECT THE TERMS OF THE LICENSE AGREEMENTS YOU WILL BE ASKED TO REVIEW THE LICENSE AGREEMENTS FOR INFORMATION ON RETURNING • OU CANNOT USE YOUR NOTEBOOK UNTIL YOU HAVE ACCEPTED THE PROCESS YOUR NOTEBOOK WILL RETURN TO THE BEGINNING OF THE YOU SHUT YOUR NOTEBOOK DOWN AND START IT UP AGAIN...
You can register your LifeBook by going to our website at: us.fujitsu.com/computers You will need to be set up with an Internet Service Provider (ISP) to register online. Installing Click Me! EFORE INSTALLING THE The first time you boot up your system, you will see a “Primary Settings for the PC” window. This window explains the installations which will be performed by the Click Me! utility.
Power Management Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook has many options and features for conserving battery power. Some of these features are automatic and need no user intervention, such as those for the internal modem. However, others depend on the parameters you set to best suit your operating conditions, such as those for the display brightness.
• Pressing the Power/Suspend/Resume button when your system is turned on. • Selecting Sleep from the Windows Shut Down menu. • Timing out from lack of activity. • Allowing the battery to reach the Dead Battery Warning condition. Your notebook’s system memory typically stores the file on which you are working, open application information, and any other data required to support operations in progress.
The Hibernation feature saves the contents of your notebook’s system memory to the hard drive as a part of the Suspend/Resume mode. You can enable or disable this feature. Enable or Disable the Hibernation Feature The default settings are not enabled. To enable or disable the Hibernation feature follow these steps: From the Start menu, select Control Panel.
Before turning off the power, check that the hard drive/optical drive access indicator is off. If you turn off the power while accessing a disk there is a risk of data loss. To ensure that your notebook shuts down without error, use the Windows shut down procedure. E SURE TO CLOSE ALL FILES AND EXIT ALL APPLICATIONS PRIOR TO TURNING OFF THE POWER FILES ARE OPEN WHEN YOU TURN THE POWER OFF BEEN SAVED...
Chapter 3 User-Installable Features Lithium ion Battery Your LifeBook notebook has a Lithium ion battery that provides power for operating your notebook when no external power source is available. The battery is durable and long lasting, but should not be exposed to extreme temperatures, high voltages, chemicals or other hazards.
• CTUAL BATTERY LIFE WILL VARY BASED ON SCREEN BRIGHTNESS MANAGEMENT SETTINGS DRIVE ULTI ORMAT HAVE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON BATTERY LIFE THE BATTERY AGES NEW ONE • NDER FEDERAL THEM IN THE TRASH PROPERLY HECK WITH YOUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUTHORITY FOR DETAILS REGARDING RECYCLING OR DISPOSING OF OLD BATTERIES YOUR SUPPORT REPRESENTATIVE AT Recharging the Batteries...
SING HEAVY CURRENT DEVICES SUCH AS THE MODEM OR FREQUENT ACCESSES MAY PREVENT CHARGING COMPLETELY Low Battery State When the battery is running low, a low battery notification message will appear. If you do not respond to the low battery message, the batteries will continue to discharge until they are too low to operate. When this happens, your notebook will go into Standby mode.
With the purchase of an additional battery, you can have a fully charged spare to swap with one that is not charged. There are two ways to swap batteries, cold-swapping and hot-swapping: Cold-swapping Batteries To cold-swap batteries in your battery bay follow these easy steps: Have a charged battery ready to install.
Battery Pack Battery Bay Release Latches Figure 20. Removing a Battery Follow steps 3 through 6 in “Cold Swapping Batteries”. F THE ITHIUM ION BATTERY CONNECTOR IS NOT FULLY SEATED YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO USE YOUR NOTEBOOK OR CHARGE YOUR BATTERY 57 - Lithium ion Battery...
Emergency Tray Release Media Tray Eject Button Media Holder Tray Figure 21. Optical Drive Optical Drive There is a variety of media available to use with your system, depending upon the system configuration you have selected. The Dual-Layer Multi-Format DVD Writer is also known as an “optical drive”. DVD-R and DVD-RW discs hold up to 4.7 GB of data (DVD-R discs used with Multi-Format Dual-Layer DVD writer hold up to 8.5 GB).
With the Dual-Layer Multi-Format DVD Writer and media player software you can play DVD movies and music CDs on your notebook. The media player includes controls which allow you to take full advantage of the features of a DVD movie, as well as standard features such as fast forward, fast reverse, pause, etc. With this drive you can also burn onto recordable DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, or CD-R/RW discs.
Place the media into the tray, label side up, with the hole in the center of the disc. Snap the disc onto the raised circle in the center of the tray, and then gently push the holder tray back in until you hear a click F YOU HAVE DISABLED THE DRIVE EITHER BY USING NOTEBOOK WILL NOT AUTOMATICALLY RECOGNIZE THAT MEDIA HAS BEEN LOADED...
Removing Media Push and release the eject button on the front of the optical drive. This will stop the drive and the holder tray will come out of the LifeBook notebook a short distance. Gently pull the tray out until the disc can easily be removed from the tray. Carefully remove the media disc from the holder tray.
EPENDING UPON ITS CONFIGURATION INSTALLED F IT IS NOT INSTALLED MEDIA APPLICATION Starting a DVD Movie Insert the DVD into the optical drive of the notebook. If the CD AutoRun feature activates, skip Step 2. The first time you insert a movie into the DVD/CD-RW tray, you will be prompted to select what you want the system to do when discs are inserted (e.g., start automatically or wait for a prompt).
To stop the movie, click the button. Exiting the Media Player Click the located in the upper right corner of the title bar. This will open a media player dialog box. Click Yes to stop and exit the movie, or No to close the media player dialog box and return to the movie. Using Media Player on Battery Power Since optical drives consume a lot of power, your overall battery life will be significantly shorter when operating the optical drive continuously (such as watching a DVD movie) than during standard operation.
Power down your notebook and replace the discharged battery with an additional fully-charged battery. If you do not have an additional battery, you may attach AC power as soon as you see the low battery warning. Resume operation by pressing the Suspend button again. This is not required if you attached AC power without entering standby mode.
PC Cards/ExpressCards™ Your LifeBook supports Type I and Type II PC Cards and ExpressCards of functions depending on which type of card you install. You can install one or two cards at a time, depending on its type. PC Cards should be installed in the bottom slot, and ExpressCards in the top slot. Some available PC/ExpressCards: •...
PC Cards are installed in the PC Card slot (the lower of the two slots). To install a PC Card: • NSTALLING OR REMOVING A PROCESS MAY DAMAGE THE CARD AND • O NOT INSERT A YOU MAY PERMANENTLY DAMAGE THE CARD OU MAY BE REQUIRED TO LOG ON AS AN ROUP TO COMPLETE THIS PROCEDURE POLICY SETTINGS MAY ALSO PREVENT YOU FROM COMPLETING THIS PROCEDURE...
Unlock the card from the slot by pressing the eject button associated with the slot in which the card is located. When pressed, the button will pop out. Firmly press the button again until it is flush with the notebook. This will eject the card slightly out of the slot allowing you to remove the card.
• NSTALLING OR REMOVING AN MAY DAMAGE THE CARD AND • O NOT INSERT AN AS YOU MAY PERMANENTLY DAMAGE THE CARD OU MAY BE REQUIRED TO LOG ON AS ROUP TO COMPLETE THIS PROCEDURE NETWORK POLICY SETTINGS MAY ALSO PREVENT YOU FROM COMPLETING THIS PROCEDURE See your ExpressCard manual for instructions on the installation of your card.
Unlock the card from the slot by pressing the eject button associated with the slot in which the card is located. When pressed, the button will pop out. Firmly press the button again until it is flush with the notebook. This will eject the card slightly out of the slot allowing you to remove the card.
Memory Stick SD Card xD Card Figure 26. Memory Stick, SD Card, xD Card Figure 27. Installing a Memory Stick/SD/xD Card Memory Stick/Secure Digital/xD Cards Your LifeBook notebook supports Memory Sticks, Secure Digital (SD), and xD-Picture cards, on which you can store and transfer data to and from a variety of digital devices. These cards use flash memory architecture, which means they don’t need a power source to retain data.
Memory Stick, SD, and xD Cards are installed in the Memory Stick/SD/xD Card slot. To install a card, follow these steps NSTALLING OR REMOVING A SHUTDOWN OR BOOTUP PROCESS MAY DAMAGE THE CARD AND O NOT INSERT A CARD INTO A SLOT IF THERE IS WATER OR ANY OTHER SUBSTANCE ON THE CARD AS YOU MAY PERMANENTLY DAMAGE THE CARD See your specific card manual for instructions on the installation of your card.
Memory Upgrade Module Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook comes with a minimum of 512 MB of high speed Double Data Rate Synchronous Dynamic RAM (DDR2-667 SDRAM) factory installed. To increase your notebook’s memory capacity, you may install an additional memory upgrade module. The memory upgrade must be a dual-in- line (DIMM) SDRAM module.
Align the memory upgrade module with the part side up. Align the connector edge of the memory upgrade module with the connector slot in the compartment. Be sure the alignment keys line up with those in the slot. Figure 28. Opening the Memory Compartment Insert the memory upgrade module at a 45°...
Removing a Memory Upgrade Module Perform steps 1 through 4 of Installing a Memory Upgrade Module. Pull the clips sideways away from each side of the memory upgrade module at the same time. While holding the clips out, remove the module from the slot by lifting it up and pulling it away from your notebook.
There may be a variation between the actual memory size and what is displayed. This is possible if your system is configured with an integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 which dynamically allocates system memory to accelerate graphics performance. F THE TOTAL MEMORY DISPLAYED IS INCORRECT PROPERLY INSTALLED CORRECTLY RECOGNIZED CHECK THAT YOUR MEMORY UPGRADE MODULE IS...
Device Ports Your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook and the optional Port Replicator come equipped with multiple ports to which you can connect external devices including: disk drives, keyboards, modems, printers, etc. Modem (RJ-11) Telephone Jack The modem (RJ-11) telephone jack is used for an internal modem. To connect the telephone cable follow these easy steps: Align the connector with the port opening.
Select the Modem tab and adjust the volume as necessary. HE INTERNAL MODEM IS NOT INTENDED FOR USE WITH THE INTERNAL MODEM TO A MODEM OR YOUR ENTIRE DOCUMENTATION FOR DETAILS BEFORE YOU CONNECT YOUR MODEM • HE INTERNAL MODEM IS DESIGNED TO THE HIGHEST ALLOWED BY MAXIMUM SPEED IS •...
The Universal Serial Bus 2.0 ports (USB) allow you to connect USB devices such as external game pads, pointing devices, keyboards and/or speakers. There are five USB 2.0 ports on your notebook: one on the right side and four on the rear. In order to connect a USB device, align the connector with the port opening, then push the connector into the port until it is seated.
F YOU PLUG HEADPHONES INTO THE HEADPHONE JACK DISABLED Microphone/Line-In Jack The microphone/line-in jack allows you to connect an external mono microphone. Your microphone must be equipped with a 1/8”(3.5 mm) mono mini-plug in order to fit into the microphone jack of your notebook.
RESSING THE YOUR DISPLAY VIDEO CHOICE STARTING WITH THE BUILT ONLY FINALLY MOVING TO BOTH THE BUILT IEEE 1394 Port The 4-pin 1394 port allows you to connect digital devices that are compliant with IEEE 1394 standard. The IEEE 1394 standard is easy to use, connect, and disconnect. This port can allow up to 400 Mbps transfer rate.
The S-Video port allows you to connect and use directly any S-Video device, such as a VCR or television. (Note that the S-Video interface supports video only, not audio.) The S-Video standard provides for a higher quality picture than Composite. In order to connect an S- Video device, follow these easy steps: (Figure 36) Align the connector with the port...
Chapter 4 Troubleshooting Your LifeBook Troubleshooting There may be occasions when you encounter simple setup or operating problems that you can solve on the spot, or problems with peripheral devices that can be solved by replacing the device. The information in this section helps you isolate and resolve some of these straightforward issues and identify failures that require service.
If the problem has not been resolved, refer to the Troubleshooting Table, that follows, for more detailed troubleshooting information. F YOU KEEP NOTES ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE TRIED ABLE TO HELP YOU MORE QUICKLY BY GIVING ADDITIONAL SUGGESTIONS OVER THE PHONE If you have tried the solutions suggested in the Troubleshooting Table without success, contact your support representative: Toll free: 1-800-8Fujitsu (1-800-838-5487)
Using the Troubleshooting Table When you have problems with your LifeBook notebook, try to find the symptoms under the Problem column of the troubleshooting table for the feature giving you difficulty. You will find a description of common causes for that symptom under the column Possible Cause and what, if anything, you can do to correct the condition under Possible Solutions.
Problem Possible Cause Audio Problems There is no sound coming The volume is turned from the built-in speakers. too low. The software volume control is set too low. Headphones are plugged into your notebook. Software driver is not configured correctly. The speakers have been muted using the Volume icon in the sys-...
Problem Possible Cause LifeBook notebook fails to Incorrect DVD Player or recognize DVD/CD- no DVD Player soft- RW/CD-ROM’s. ware is installed. (continued) Wrong drive designator was used for the disc in the application. DVD/CD-RW/CD-ROM is dirty or defective. The drive access indicator The Windows auto on the Status Indicator insertion function is...
Problem Possible Cause Hard Drive Problems You cannot access your The wrong drive desig- hard drive. nator was used by an application when a bootable disc was used to start the notebook. Security is set so your operating system can- not be started without a password.
Problem Possible Cause Memory Problems Your System Properties Your memory upgrade screen does not show the module is not properly correct amount of installed installed. memory. You have a memory failure. Modem Problems Messages about modem Messages about operation. modem operation are generated by which- ever modem applica- tion is in use.
Problem Possible Cause A card inserted in the PC The card may have Card slot or ExpressCard been installed while an slot does not work or is application was running, locking up the system. so your notebook is not (continued) aware of its installation.
Problem Possible Cause You turn on your LifeBook The Power adapter (AC notebook and nothing or auto/airline) has no seems to happen. power from the AC out- let, airplane seat jack, (continued) or the car’s cigarette lighter. Your LifeBook notebook The power manage- turns off all by itself.
Problem Possible Cause Your LifeBook notebook will The batteries are not work on battery alone. improperly installed. (continued) Your installed batteries are faulty. The batteries seem to You are running an discharge too quickly. application that uses a lot of power due to fre- quent hard drive access or optical drive access, or use of a modem,...
Problem Possible Cause The Suspend/Resume There may be applica- button does not work. tion software. conflict (continued) The system powers up, and The boot sequence set- displays power on informa- tings of the setup utility tion, but fails to load the are not compatible with operating system.
Problem Possible Cause The built-in display is blank The display angle and when you turn on your Life- brightness settings are Book notebook. not adequate for your (continued) lighting conditions. The power manage- ment timeouts may be set for very short inter- vals and you failed to notice the display come on and go off again.
Problem Possible Cause The Built-in Display does A foreign object, such not close. as a paper clip, is stuck between the display and keyboard. The Built-in Display has If the spots are very tiny bright or dark spots. and few in number, this is normal for a large LCD display.
Problem Possible Cause You have connected an Your operating system external monitor and it does is not setup with the not display any information. correct software driver (continued) for that device. You have connected an Your external monitor is external monitor and it does not compatible with your not come on.
The following is an alphabetic list of error-and-status messages that Phoenix BIOS and/or your operating system can generate and an explanation of each message. Error messages are marked with an *. If an error message is displayed that is not in this list, write it down and check your operating system documentation both on screen and in the manual.
*Failure Fixed Disk n (where x=1-4) The fixed disk is not working or not configured properly. This may mean that the hard drive type identified in your setup utility does not agree with the type detected by the Power On Self Test. Run the setup utility to check for the hard drive type settings and correct them if necessary.
*Stuck Key BIOS discovered a stuck key and displays the scan code for the stuck key. You may have to replace your keyboard but may be able to use an external keyboard until then. Contact your support representative. *Monitor type does not match CMOS – Run SETUP Monitor type not correctly identified in Setup.
*Press <F1> to resume, <F2> to SETUP Displayed after any recoverable error message. Press the [F1] key to continue the boot process or the [F2] key to enter Setup and change any settings. *Previous boot incomplete – Default configuration used Previous Power On Self Test did not complete successfully.
*System CMOS checksum bad – Default Configuration Used BIOS CMOS RAM has been corrupted or modified incorrectly, perhaps by an application program that changes data stored in BIOS memory. Run Setup and reconfigure the system. *System RAM Failed at offset: nnnn System memory failed at offset nnnn of in the 64k block at which the error was detected.
If for some reason the eject button fails, you can open the DVD/CD-ROM tray with a paper clip or similar tool inserted into the eject hole in the far right side of the front of the tray. Straighten one side of a paper clip and push it gently into the hole.
Restoring Your Pre-installed Software The Drivers and Applications Restore (DAR) DVD contains sets of device drivers and Fujitsu utilities (in specific directories) that are unique to your computer configuration for use as documented below. F YOU HAVE ACCESS TO THE INTERNET HTTP INFORMATION Re-installing Individual Drivers and Applications...
In the list, check off all the components you want to install. If you want to install all components, click [Select All]. Clicking [Select All] will select all of the blue-coded components; you must select grey and green components separately. Once you have selected the components you wish to install, click [Install Selected Subsystems];...
Determining whether Recovery and Utility is pre-loaded Turn on or reboot your system. When the Fujitsu logo appears, press [F12] key. From the Boot Menu that appears, check whether the <Recovery and Utility> option is present. If it is not present, it means that the utility must be used from the disc.
Power on your system. When the Fujitsu logo appears on the screen. press the [Enter] key or click on the left mouse or touchpad button; the TrustedCore Menu will appear. Select the Boot Menu from the TrustedCore Menu. If “Optical Media Drive”, “CD-ROM Drive”, or “CD/DVD Drive” is not at the top of the list, arrow down to the drive in the list, and press the space bar (or the + key) to move it to the top of the list.
responding. System Restore enables you in rolling back the system to an earlier restore point, and does not affect any of your documents, pictures, or other personal data. • The Hard Disk Data Delete utility is used to delete all data on the hard disk and prevent the data from being reused.
Show update history Brings up a screen that displays a history of updates that have been made via the FDU. About Fujitsu Driver Update Displays the FDU version number and copyright information Fujitsu Driver Update Readme Displays the FDU readme. 107 - Restoring Your Pre-installed Software...
Chapter 5 Care and Maintenance Caring for your LifeBook Notebook If you use your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook carefully, you will increase its life and reliability. This section provides some tips for looking after the notebook and its devices. • • HE SYSTEM CONTAINS COMPONENTS THAT CAN BE SEVERELY DAMAGED BY ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE O MINIMIZE RISK TO THE COMPONENTS OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING PRECAUTIONS...
• Make a habit of transporting it in a suitable carrying case. • Do not attempt to service the computer yourself. Always follow installation instructions closely. • Keep it away from food and beverages. • To protect your notebook from damage and to optimize system performance, be sure to keep all air all vents unobstructed, clean, and clear of debris.
• Always disconnect the power plug. (Pull the plug, not the cord.) • Clean your LifeBook notebook with a damp, lint-free cloth. Do not use abrasives or solvents. • Use a soft cloth to remove dust from the screen. Never use glass cleaners. •...
• Wipe the surface with a soft cloth wipe and a 50% ethanol solution or use another ethanol-based germicide which has been registered as a hospital disinfectant by the EPA. • SE OF INCORRECT CLEANERS CAN RESULT IN OPTICAL IMPAIRMENT OF THE COMPUTER LWAYS REFER TO THE CLEANER MANUFACTURER SHEETS FOR PROPER HANDLING AND USE OF THE PRODUCTS...
personnel. You can however, put your notebook through a properly tuned X-ray machine. To avoid problems, place your notebook close to the entrance of the machine and remove it as soon as possible or have your notebook hand-inspected by security personnel. Security officials may require you to turn your notebook on, so make sure you have a charged battery on hand.
Caring for your Batteries • Always handle batteries carefully. • Do not short-circuit the battery terminals (that is, do not touch both terminals with a metal object). Do not carry lose batteries in a pocket or purse where they may mix with coins, keys, or other metal objects.
Caring for your Floppy Disks (optional) • Avoid using the floppy disks in damp and dusty locations. • Never store a floppy disk near a magnet or magnetic field. • Do not use a pencil or an eraser on a disk or disk label. •...
• If a media disc is subjected to a sudden change in temperature, cold to warm condensation may form on the surface. Wipe the moisture off with a clean, soft, lint free cloth and let it dry at room temperature. DO NOT use a hair dryer or heater to dry media discs. •...
• Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight or excessive heat. • Keep the cards dry. • Do not flex or bend the cards, and do not place heavy objects on top of them. • Do not force cards into the slot. •...
Chapter 6 System Specifications Specifications This section provides the hardware and environmental specifications for your Fujitsu LifeBook notebook. Specifications of particular configurations will vary. Configuration Label The configuration label located on the bottom of your notebook contains specific information regarding the options you’ve chosen for your notebook.
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processors (Refer to the system label to determine the speed of your processor). Chipset • Intel GM965 • I/O Controller Hub 8 Mobile (ICH8-M) Memory System Memory • DDR2-667 MHz SDRAM dual-channel memory module. • Two DIMM slots; upgradeable to 4 GB of total memory (2 GB x 2). Note that when 4 MB of memory is installed in a Windows Vista system, approximately 3.25 GB is addressable memory;...
Video RAM • Intel® GM965 video graphics controller. Up to 384 MB shared video memory using Dynamic Video Memory Technology (DVMT) Audio • Realtek codec ALC262 with 2-channel High Definition (HD) audio. • Headphones: Stereo headphone/line-out jack, 3.5 mm, 1 V Ohms •...
• One modular modem (RJ-11) connector • One LAN (RJ-45) connector • One stereo headphone/line-out jack • One stereo microphone/line-in jack • Wireless LAN on/off switch Keyboard Built-in keyboard with all functions of 101 key PS/2 compatible keyboards. • Total number of keys: 86 •...
AC Adapter Autosensing 100-240V AC, supplying 19V DC, 4.22A, 80W to the LifeBook notebook; includes an AC cable Power Management Conforms to ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface). Dimensions and Weight Overall Dimensions Approximately 14.17"(w) x 10.43"(d) x 1.60”(h) (360 mm x 265 mm x 40.8 mm) Weight 300 nit Display Model: Approximately 6.61 lbs.
Depending on your pre-installed operating system, your notebook comes with pre-installed software for playing audio and video files of various formats. In addition there is file transfer software, virus protection software and Power Management software. The following list indicates the pre-installed software on your system.
Learning About Your Software Tutorials All operating systems and most application software have tutorials built into them upon installation. We highly recommend that you step through the tutorial before you use an application. Manuals Included with your notebook you will find manuals for your installed operating system and other pre- installed software.
Google Desktop Google Desktop lets you to search the contents of your computer for emails, web history, and files. It also allows you to view news and photos from anywhere on your desktop. Google Picasa Google Picasa lets you to search for, locate, move and label all of the photos on your computer. Google Toolbar Google Toolbar lets you to search the Internet quickly, block pop-ups, and perform a variety of other tasks to make your Internet experience easier and more pleasant.
Productivity Options Depending upon your system, one of the following productivity applications will be installed: ® • Microsoft Office Ready With Office Ready PCs it's now even easier to take advantage of Microsoft Office 2007. The full versions of Microsoft Office Basic, Small Business and Professional 2007 are already preinstalled on your PC, so there’s nothing to install, and all Office Ready PCs give you the option to activate a 60 day trial of Microsoft Office Professional 2007! All you need to do is purchase the appropriate Office 2007 license kit which allows you to "unlock"...
Glossary AC Adapter A device which converts the AC voltage from a wall outlet to the DC voltage needed to power your LifeBook notebook. Access point Wireless network device used to bridge wireless and wired network traffic. ACPI Advanced Configuration and Power Interface Active-Matrix Display A type of technology for making flat-panel displays which has a transistor or similar device for every pixel on the screen.
ADSL Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line. Technology for transporting high bit-rate services over ordinary phone lines. Accelerated Graphics Port. Graphics port specifically designed for graphics-intensive devices, such as video cards and 3D accelerators. Auto/Airline Adapter A device which converts the DC voltage from an automobile cigarette lighter or aircraft DC power outlet to the DC voltage needed to power your LifeBook notebook.
An electrical circuit which passes data between the CPU and the sub-assemblies inside your LifeBook notebook. Byte 8 bits of parallel binary information. Cache Memory A block of memory built into the micro-processor which is much faster to access than your system RAM and used in specially structured ways to make your overall data handling time faster.
COM Port Abbreviation for communication port. This is your serial interface connection. Command An instruction which you give your operating system. Example: run a particular application or format a floppy disk. Configuration The combination of hardware and software that makes up your system and how it is allocated for use. Cathode Ray Tube.
DIMM Dual-in-line memory module. Disk A spinning platter of magnetic data storage media. If the platter is very stiff it is a hard drive, if it is highly flexible it is a floppy disk, if it is a floppy disk in a hard housing with a shutter it is commonly called a diskette.
Disk Operating System (MS-DOS is a Microsoft Disk Operating System). Driver A computer program which converts application and operating system commands to external devices into the exact form required by a specific brand and model of device in order to produce the desired results from that particular equipment.
Floppy Disk A spinning platter of magnetic data storage media which is highly flexible. Gigabyte. One billion bytes. Hard drive A spinning platter of magnetic data storage media where the platter is very stiff. Input/Output. Data entering and leaving your notebook in electronic form. I/O Port The connector and associated control circuits for data entering and leaving your notebook in electronic form.
IEEE802.11g Wireless LAN standard that supports a maximum data rate of 54 Mbps. 802.11g devices operate in the 2.4 GHz ISM band. Infrared Light just beyond the red portion of the visible light spectrum which is invisible to humans. Infrastructure A name of a wireless LAN configuration.
An abbreviation for infrared. IrDA Infrared Data Association. An organization which produces standards for communication using infrared as the carrier. Interrupt Request. An acronym for the hardware signal to the CPU that an external event has occurred which needs to be processed. Kilobyte.
MAC Address Media Access Control Address. A unique physical address of a network card. For Ethernet, the first three bytes are used as the vendor code, controlled and assigned by IEEE. The remaining three bytes are controlled by each vendor (preventing overlap), therefore, every Ethernet card is given a unique physical address in the world, being assigned with a different address from other cards.
Maximum Transmission Unit The maximum data size that can be transferred at a time through the Internet or other networks. You can set a smaller MTU size to obtain successful communication, if you have difficulty transferring data due to the fact that the maximum size is too large. Network key Data that is used for encrypting data in data communication.
Partition A block of space on a hard drive which is set aside and made to appear to the operating system as if it were a separate disk, and addressed by the operating system accordingly. PCMCIA PCMCIA is a trademark of the Personal Computer Memory Card International Association. The Personal Computer Memory Card International Association is an organization that sets standards for add-in cards for personal computers.
Program An integrated set of coded commands to your computers telling your hardware what to do and how and when to do it. Protocol Procedures and rules use to send and receive data between computers. - Method of sending and receiving data - Process used to handle communication errors Conditions required for communication are organized in procedures for correct transfer of information.
Read Only Memory. A form of memory in which information is stored by physically altering the material. Data stored in this way can not be changed by your notebook and does not require power to maintain it. SDRAM Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory. Serial Port A connection to another device through which data is transferred one bit at a time on a single wire with any other wires only for control of the device not for transfer of data.
Status Indicator A display which reports the condition of some portion of your hardware. On your LifeBook notebook this is an LCD screen just above the keyboard. Stereo (audio) A system using two channels to process sound from two different sources. Subnet mask TCP-IP network is controlled by being divided into multiple smaller networks (subnets).
Thin Film Transistor – A technology for flat display panels which uses a thin film matrix of transistors to control each pixel of the display screen individually. Underwriters Laboratories – An independent organization that tests and certifies the electrical safety of devices.
Regulatory Information Notice Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Fujitsu could void this user’s authority to operate the equipment. FCC NOTICES Notice to Users of Radios and Television This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limit for class B digital devices, pursuant to parts 15 of the FCC Rules.
Notice to Users of the US Telephone Network This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC rules, and the requirements adopted by ACTA. On the bottom of this equipment is a label that contains, among other information, the FCC registration number and ringer equivalence number (REN) for this equipment;...
The equipment cannot be used on public coin service provided by the telephone company. Connection to party line service is subject to state tariffs. (Contact the state public utility commission, public service commission or corporation commission for information). If your home has specially wired alarm equipment connected to the telephone line, ensure the installation of this computer does not disable your alarm equipment.
connect this equipment to the local telecommunication facilities. The user should be aware that compliance with the certification standards does not prevent service degradation in some situations. Repairs to telecommunication equipment should be made by a Canadian authorized maintenance facility. Any repairs or alterations not expressly approved by Fujitsu or any equipment failures may give the telecommunication company cause to request the user to disconnect the equipment from the telephone line.
connecter cet équipement aux installations de télécommunications locales. L’utilisateur est averti que même la conformité aux normes de certification ne peut dans certains cas empêcher la dégradation du service. Les réparations de l’équipement de télécommunications doivent être effectuées par un service de maintenance agréé...
Appendix A: WLAN User’s Guide FCC Regulatory Information Please note the following regulatory information related to the optional wireless LAN device. Regulatory Notes and Statements Wireless LAN, Health and Authorization for use Radio frequency electromagnetic energy is emitted from Wireless LAN devices. The energy levels of these emissions, however, are far much less than the electromagnetic energy emissions from wireless devices such as mobile phones.
Regulatory Information/Disclaimers Installation and use of this Wireless LAN device must be in strict accordance with the instructions included in the user documentation provided with the product. Any changes or modifications made to this device that are not expressly approved by the manufacturer may void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
FCC Radio Frequency Exposure statement This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment should be installed and operated with a minimum distance of 20 centimeters between the Wireless LAN antenna (located on the top edge of the LCD screen) and your body.
Before Using the Optional Wireless LAN This manual describes the procedures required to properly set up and configure the optional integrated Wireless LAN Mini-PCI device (referred to as "WLAN device" in the rest of the manual). Before using the WLAN device, read this manual carefully to ensure it's correct operation. Keep this manual in a safe place for future reference.
Wireless LAN Modes Using this Device Ad Hoc Mode "Ad Hoc Mode" refers to a wireless network architecture where wireless network connectivity between multiple computers is established without a central wireless network device, typically known as Access Point(s). Connectivity is accomplished using only client devices in a peer-to-peer fashion. That is why Ad Hoc networks are also known as peer-to-peer networks.
Access Point (Infrastructure) Mode Infrastructure mode refers to a wireless network architecture in which devices communicate with wireless or wired network devices by communicating through an Access Point. In infrastructure mode, wireless devices can communicate with each other or with a wired network. Corporate wireless networks operate in infrastructure mode because they require access to the WLAN in order to access services, devices, and computers (e.g., file servers, printers, databases).
How to Handle This Device The WLAN device is an optional device that may come pre-installed in your mobile computer. Under normal circumstances, it should not be necessary for you to remove or re-install it. The Operating System that your mobile computer comes with has been pre-configured to support the WLAN device. •...
The WLAN device can be deactivated quickly and efficiently by toggling the Wireless On/Off Switch to the Off position. The Wireless On/Off switch has no effect on non-Wireless LAN models. WLAN Switch Figure 37. Wireless LAN On/Off Switch Location Disconnection Using the Icon in the Taskbar Note that disconnecting via the icon in the system tray does not turn off the radio;...
Configuring the Wireless LAN The optional WLAN device can be configured to establish wireless network connectivity using the software that is built into Windows Vista. Support for most industry standard security solutions is contained in this software. Pre-defined parameters will be required for this procedure. Please consult with your network administrator for these parameters: Configuring the WLAN Using Windows Vista Click the Start button, then select Control Panel.
Troubleshooting the WLAN Troubleshooting Causes and countermeasures for troubles you may encounter while using your wireless LAN are described in the following table. Problem Possible Cause Unavailable Incorrect network network name (SSID) or connection network key Weak received signal strength and/or link quality Possible Solution Ad hoc connection: verify that the network names (SSID’s) and...
Problem Possible Cause Unavailable The WLAN device network has been connection deactivated or disabled (continued) The computer to be connected is turned off RF interference from Access Points or other wireless networks Wireless network authentication has failed Incorrectly configured network settings Incorrect IP address configuration...
WLAN Specifications Specifications Item Type of network Transfer rate Active frequency Typical operating distances** Number of channels Security Specification The Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN WLAN device conforms to IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b/g, and 802.11n (draft-compliant), Wi-Fi based*. The Intel PRO/Wireless and Atheros AR5006EXS (AR5BXB6) Mini-Card Wireless network cards conform to IEEE802.11a, IEEE802.11b, and IEEE802.11g, Wi-Fi based* (Automatic switching) 54 Mbps maximum data rate (IEEE802.11n to be determined) •...
Maximum recommended 10 units or less **** number of computers to be connected over wireless LAN (during ad hoc connection) * “Wi-Fi based” indicates that the interconnectivity test of the organization which guarantees the interconnectivity of wireless LAN (Wi-Fi Alliance) has been passed. ** The communication ranges shown above will increase or decrease depending on factors such as number of walls, reflective material, or interference from external RF sources.
What is Bluetooth Bluetooth technology is designed as a short-range wireless link between mobile devices, such as laptop computers, phones, printers, and cameras. Bluetooth technology is used to create Personal Area Networks (PANs) between devices in short-range of each other.
FCC Radiation Exposure Statement This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. The Bluetooth antenna is located on the front edge of the right palm rest and is exempt from minimum distance criteria due to its low power. The transmitters in this device must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
Appendix B: Fingerprint Sensor Device Introducing the Optional Fingerprint Sensor Device Your system may have an optional fingerprint sensor device below the Touchpad, between the left and right buttons. This also serves as a scroll button. FINGERPRINT SENSOR CAN BE USED FOR SCROLLING SENSOR THE SAME AS YOU WOULD USE A SCROLL BUTTON Figure 38.
• Log onto Windows • Resume from standby mode • Cancel a password-protected screen saver • Log into web sites that require a username and password After you have “enrolled” - or registered - your fingerprint, you can simply swipe your fingertip over the sensor for the system recognize you.
• The Softex program group in the Programs group of the Start menu System Requirements The OmniPass application requires space on your hard drive; it also requires specific Operating Systems (OS’s). The minimum requirements are as follows: • Windows Vista operating system •...
Verifying Information about OmniPass After you have completed installing OmniPass and restarted your system, you may wish to check the version of OmniPass on your system. To check the version information of OmniPass: From the Windows Desktop, double-click the key-shaped OmniPass icon in the taskbar (usually located in the lower right corner of the screen), Click the Start button, select Settings, and click Control Panel.
User Enrollment Before you can use any OmniPass features you must first enroll a user into OmniPass. Master Password Concept Computer resources are often protected with passwords. Whether you are logging into your computer, accessing your email, e-banking, paying bills online, or accessing network resources, you often have to supply credentials to gain access.
HE ENROLLMENT PROCEDURE ASSUMES YOU HAVE NO HARDWARE AUTHENTICATION DEVICES OR ALTERNATE STORAGE LOCATIONS THAT YOU WISH TO INTEGRATE WITH SUCH FUNCTIONALITY Basic Enrollment The Enrollment Wizard will guide you through the process of enrolling a user. Unless you specified otherwise, after OmniPass installation the Enrollment Wizard will launch on Windows login.
Enrolling a Fingerprint Enrolling a fingerprint will increase the security of your system and streamline the authentication procedure. You enroll fingerprints in the OmniPass Control Center. With an OmniPass user logged in, double-click the system tray OmniPass icon. Select the User Settings tab and click Enrollment under the User Settings area.
Using OmniPass You are now ready to begin using OmniPass. Used regularly, OmniPass will streamline your authentications. Password Replacement You will often use the password replacement function. When you go to a restricted access website (e.g., your bank, your web-based email, online auction or payment sites), you are always prompted to enter your login credentials.
Using the following procedure, you can store a set of credentials into OmniPass. These credentials will then be linked to your “master password” or fingerprint. Go to a site that requires a login (username and password), but do not log in yet. At the site login prompt, enter your username and password in the prompted fields, but do not enter the site (do not hit [Enter], [Submit], [OK], or Login).
HIS SETTING IS MORE CONVENIENT IN THAT WHENEVER YOU GO TO A SITE REMEMBERED WITH THIS SETTING YOU WILL BYPASS ANY AUTHENTICATION PROCEDURE AND GAIN INSTANT ACCESS TO THE SITE UT SHOULD YOU LEAVE YOUR SYSTEM UNATTENDED WITH YOUR ANYONE USING YOUR SYSTEM CAN BROWSE TO YOUR PASSWORD PROTECTED SITES AND GAIN AUTOMATIC ACCESS If you uncheck both boxes in Settings for this Password Site, OmniPass will prompt you for your master password or fingerprint authentication device.
Logging into Windows with a Fingerprint Device When logging into Windows with a fingerprint device, the fingerprint capture window will now appear next to the Windows Login screen. Place your enrolled fingertip on the sensor to authenticate. You will be simultaneously logged into Windows and OmniPass. The capture window will also appear if you have used Ctrl-Alt-Del to lock a system, and the fingerprint device can be used to log back in as stated above.
The two check boxes in Manage Passwords govern whether OmniPass prompts you to authenticate or directly logs you into the remembered site. OmniPass will overwrite an old set of credentials for a website if you attempt to use Remember Password on an already remembered site. The exception to the above rule is when resetting the Windows password.
[Apply] to ensure the settings are saved. If you log in to OmniPass with a fingerprint device, you will automatically be logged in to the default identity for that OmniPass user. You can choose the identity with which you are logging in if you login using "master password". Choosing User Identity during Login To choose your identity during login, type your username in the User Name: field.
process backs up all remembered sites, credentials, and enrolled fingerprints for an OmniPass user. All OmniPass data for a user is backed up to a single encrypted database file. During the import process, the Windows login of the exported user is required. If the proper credentials cannot be supplied, the user profile will not be imported •...
will need User Name, Password, and Domain. If you don’t remember the value for Domain, in a PC or SOHO environment Domain should be your computer name. OmniPass will notify you if the user was successfully imported. Things to Know Regarding Import/Export •...
double-click the Softex OmniPass icon. User Management The User Management tab has two major interfaces: Add/Remove User and Import/Export User. Import/Export User functionality is documented in “Exporting and Importing Users” on page 175. Add/Remove User functionality is straightforward. If you click Adds a new user to OmniPass you will start the OmniPass Enrollment Wizard. The Enrollment Wizard is documented in “User Enrollment”...
System Settings The OmniPass Startup Options interface can be found in the System Settings tab. With these options you can specify how your OmniPass Logon is tied to your Windows Logon. The first option, Automatically log on to OmniPass as the current user, will do just as it says; during Windows login, you will be logged on to OmniPass using your Windows login credentials.
Cannot add a User with a Blank Password to OmniPass If you experience difficulties adding a user with a blank password to OmniPass, you may need to adjust your local security settings. First attempt the procedure explained in the Cannot add Windows user to OmniPass section.