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  • Page 1 User’s Manual A200 Series computers.toshiba-europe.com...
  • Page 2 © 2007 by TOSHIBA Corporation. All rights reserved. Under copyright law, this manual cannot be reproduced in any form without the prior written permission of TOSHIBA. No patent liability is assumed, with respect to the use of the information contained herein.
  • Page 3: When Using Your Computer

    Systems, Inc. Copyright 1996, 2003 Digital Theater Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Bluetooth is a registered trademark owned by its proprietor and used by TOSHIBA under license. iLINK is a trademark of Sony Corporation. Other trademarks and registered trademarks not listed above may be used in this manual.
  • Page 4 A200 ■ Before you connect the computer to a power source, ensure that the voltage rating of the AC adapter matches that of the available power source. 115V/60Hz in most of North and South America and some Far Eastern countries such as Taiwan. 100 V/50Hz in eastern Japan and 100 V/60Hz in western Japan.
  • Page 5 Use only the battery pack that came with the computer or an optional battery pack. Use of the wrong battery could damage your computer. TOSHIBA assumes no liability for any damage in such case. EU Declaration of Conformity TOSHIBA decrares that this product conforms to the following Standards:...
  • Page 6 A200 GOST Following information is only for EU-member states: The symbol indicates that this product may not be treated as household waste. Please ensure this product is properly disposed as inappropriate waste handling of this product may cause potential hazards to the environment and human health. For more detailed information about recycling of this product, please contact your local city office, your household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product.
  • Page 7 Your computer is equipped with one of the optical drives in the following list: Manufacturer Type Pioneer DVD Super Multi (±R Double Layer) DVR-K17 Toshiba Samsung DVD Super Multi (±R Double Layer) TS-L632 Hitachi DVD Super Multi (±R Double Layer) GSA-T20N Panasonic DVD Super Multi (±R Double Layer)
  • Page 8 A200 Modem warning notice Conformity Statement The equipment has been approved to [Commission Decision “CTR21”] 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/regions the approval does not, of itself, give an unconditional assurance of successful operation on every PSTN network termination point.
  • Page 9: General Precautions

    A200 General Precautions TOSHIBA computers are designed to optimize safety, minimize strain and withstand the rigors of portability. However, certain precautions should be observed to further reduce the risk of personal injury or damage to the computer. Be certain to read the general precautions below and to note the cautions included in the text of the manual.
  • Page 10: Instruction Manual For Safety And Comfort

    A200 Heat injury ■ Avoid prolonged physical contact with the computer. If the computer is used for long periods, its surface can become very warm. While the temperature will not feel hot to the touch, if you maintain physical contact with the computer for a long time, for example if you rest the computer on your lap or if you keep your hands on the palm rest, your skin might suffer a low-heat injury.
  • Page 11: Table Of Contents

    Special features ......... 1-10 TOSHIBA Value Added Package ......1-12 Utilities and Applications.
  • Page 12 Using optical disc drives ........4-13 TOSHIBA Disc Creator........4-17 Media Care .
  • Page 13 TOSHIBA support ........
  • Page 14 A200 User’s Manual...
  • Page 15: Preface

    This manual tells how to set up and begin using your A200 Series computer. It also provides detailed information on configuring your computer, basic operations and care, using optional devices and troubleshooting.
  • Page 16: Conventions

    Chapter 7, Power and Power-Up Modes, gives details on the computer’s power resources. Chapter 8, Setup, introduces you to the TOSHIBA Hardware Setup program. Chapter 9, Optional Devices, describes the optional hardware available. Chapter 10, Troubleshooting, provides helpful information on how to perform some diagnostic tests, and suggests courses of action if the computer doesn’t seem to be working properly.
  • Page 17 A200 Key operation Some operations require you to simultaneously use two or more keys. We identify such operations by the key top symbols separated by a plus sign (+). For example, Ctrl + C means you must hold down Ctrl and at the same time press C.
  • Page 18: Equipment Checklist

    TOSHIBA. SD Memory Card Format Utility and other SD functions are packaged into TOSHIBA SD Memory Utilities. When uninstalling the SD utilities, click Start -> Control Panel -> Uninstall a program, and select TOSHIBA SD Memory Utilities. xviii...
  • Page 19 A200 Documentation ■ Your computer’s documentation: ■ A200 Series Personal Computer User’s Manual ■ A200 Series Quickstart ■ Microsoft Windows Vista™ Quick Start Guide (provided with some ® models) ■ Instruction Manual for Safety & Comfort ■ Warranty Information Backup media ■...
  • Page 20 A200 User’s Manual...
  • Page 21: Chapter 1 A200 Series Features

    Basic features are described in a separate pamphlet. Some of the features described in this manual may not function properly if you use an operating system that was not pre-installed by TOSHIBA. Features Please visit your region’s web site for the configuration details of the model...
  • Page 22 A200 Chipset Mobile Intel GM965/PM965/GL960 Express ® Chipset Realtek High Definition Audio Codec ALC268 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS CardReader & 1394a Controller PCI8402 Realtek 10M/100M/1Gbps LAN Controller RTL8111B, 10M/100M LAN Controller RTL8101E (Depending on the model you purchased) Memory The graphics system in your computer may use part of the main system memory for graphics performance and therefore reduce the amount of system memory available for other computing activities.
  • Page 23 A200 Power Battery Pack 3-cell Lithium Ion smart battery pack with 10.8V*2000mAh* 6-cell Lithium Ion smart battery pack with 10.8V*4000mAh 9-cell Lithium Ion smart battery pack with 10.8V*6000mAh Approximately 12 hours or longer charging time to 100% battery capacity with system switched on.
  • Page 24 A200 TouchPad/Dual Mode Pad A TouchPad/Dual Mode Pad and control buttons in the palm rest enable control of the on-screen pointer. The Dual Mode Pad is a TouchPad that provides normal touchpad features in its default mode and switches to a DualMode interface when the upper right corner of the TouchPad is tapped.
  • Page 25 A200 Disclaimer (HDD Drive Capacity) For more information on the Disclaimer regarding HDD Drive Capacity, please refer to the Disclaimers section in Chapter 11. DVD Super Multi Some models are equipped with a full-size DVD drive supporting Super Multi drive supporting ±R Double Layer ±R Double Layer module with dual layer support that lets you record data to rewritable CD/DVDs as well as run...
  • Page 26 A200 HD DVD-ROM drive HD DVD-ROM reads HD DVD-ROMs at maximum 1x speed DVD-ROMs at maximum 8x speed and CD-ROMs at maximum 24x speed. It writes CD-Rs at up to 16x speed, CD-RWs at up to 10x speed, DVD-Rs at maximum 4x speed, DVD-RWs at maximum 6x speed, DVD+RWs at maximum 4x speed, DVD+Rs at maximum 4x speed, DVD+R (double layer) at maximum...
  • Page 27 A200 HD DVD-R drive HD DVD-R reads HD DVD-ROMs at maximum 1x speed HD DVD-Rs at maximum 1x speed DVD-ROMs at maximum 8x speed and CD-ROMs at maximum 24x speed. It writes CD-Rs at up to 16x speed, CD-RWs at up to 10x speed, DVD-Rs at maximum 4x speed, DVD-RWs at maximum 6x speed, DVD+RWs at maximum 4x speed, DVD+Rs at maximum...
  • Page 28 A200 Ports (depending on configuration) External monitor 15-pin analog VGA port supports VESA DDC2B compatible functions. Universal Serial Bus The computer has four Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports that comply with the USB 2.0 standard, which enables data transfer speeds more than 40 times faster than USB 1.1 (which this computer also supports).
  • Page 29: Security Lock Slot

    A200 Communications (depending on configuration) Modem An internal modem provides capability for data and fax communication. It supports the V.90 or V.92 standards depending on the region and provides a modem jack for connection to a telephone line. The speed of data and fax transfer depends on the analog telephone line conditions.
  • Page 30: Special Features

    A200 Special features The following features are either unique to TOSHIBA computers or are advanced features, which make the computer more convenient to use. TOSHIBA Value Key combinations that let you quickly modify the Added Package system configuration directly from the keyboard without running a system configuration program.
  • Page 31 A200 Low Battery When battery power is exhausted to the point Automatic that computer operation cannot be continued, the Hibernation system automatically enters Hibernation Mode and shuts itself down. You can specify the setting in the Power Options. Hibernation This feature lets you turn off the power without exiting from your software.
  • Page 32: Toshiba Value Added Package

    ■ TOSHIBA utility launcher function When you start or resume your computer, the TOSHIBA Flash Cards may take a moment to become available and may display several times before completely activating. The hot key functions will be available once the TOSHIBA Cards are completely active.
  • Page 33: Utilities And Applications

    DVD Video titles. Make sure to connect the computer’s AC adaptor when playing a DVD Video. Power-saving features may interfere with smooth playback. TOSHIBA ConfigFree ConfigFree is a suite of utilities to allow easy control of communication devices and network connections. ConfigFree also allows you to find...
  • Page 34 This has the same function as the Lock button at the bottom of the right pane in the start menu. ■ TOSHIBA Assist: This can be used to open TOSHIBA Assist if it is already installed in your computer. 1-14 User’s Manual...
  • Page 35: Options

    * The availability of DDRII is dependent on the model you purchased. Battery Pack An additional battery pack can be purchased from your TOSHIBA dealer. Use it as a spare to increase your computer operating time. High capacity battery An additional battery pack can be purchased pack from your TOSHIBA dealer.
  • Page 36 A200 1-16 User’s Manual...
  • Page 37: Chapter 2 The Grand Tour

    A200 Chapter 2 The Grand Tour This chapter identifies the various components of your computer. Become familiar with each component before you operate the computer. Certain types of notebook chassis are designed to accommodate all possible configurations for an entire product series. Your selected model may not have all the features and specifications corresponding to all of the icons or switches shown on the notebook chassis, unless you have selected all those features.
  • Page 38 A200 DC IN LED The DC IN LED indicates the computer is connected to the AC adapter and it is plugged into an AC power source. Power LED In normal operating mode, the Power LED is blue (depending on the model you purchased). If the system is in Sleep Mode the LED will flash amber, while the LED will be off when the computer is turned off or is in Hibernation Mode.
  • Page 39: Right Side

    A200 Microphone Jack The standard 3.5 mm mini microphone jack enables connection of a three conductive type mini-jack for a monaural microphone. Headphone Jack The headphone jack lets you connect stereo headphones or other audio-output devices such as external speakers. Connecting headphones or other devices to this jack automatically disables the internal speakers.
  • Page 40: Left Side

    A200 Optical Disc Drive The computer is configured with a full-size optical disc drive module that lets you run either 12 cm (4.72") or 8 cm (3.15") discs without using an adapter. See the Drives section in this chapter for technical specifications on each drive and Chapter 4, Operating...
  • Page 41 A200 To prevent possible over heating of the CPU, never block the fan vent. TV Out Port* Connect a 4-pin S- video cable into this connector in order to output either an NTSC or PAL television signal. (The availability of this function depends on the model you purchased.) LAN Jack This jack lets you connect to a LAN.
  • Page 42: Underside

    A200 Underside The following figure shows the underside of the computer. Make sure the display is closed before turning over your computer. Expansion Memory Socket Battery Pack Latch HDD1 Battery Pack HDD2* Battery Pack Lock Fan Vent * The availability of this feature is dependent on the model you purchased. The bottom of the computer Expansion Memory Use this socket to install a memory module to...
  • Page 43: Front With The Display Open

    A200 Battery Pack Latch With the Battery Pack Lock in its unlocked position, you can slide this latch in order to remove the battery pack. Battery Pack The battery pack powers the computer when the AC adapter is not connected. For detailed information on the battery pack, refer to Chapter 7, Power and Power-Up...
  • Page 44 A200 Display Screen The LCD displays high-contrast text and graphics at a resolution up to 1280X800 pixels. Refer to Appendix B - Display Modes for further information. When the computer operates from the AC adapter, the display screen’s image will be somewhat brighter than when it operates on battery power - this is normal and is designed to conserve battery power.
  • Page 45 A200 Play/Pause Button* Press this button to begin playing an audio CD, a DVD movie or digital audio files. This button also acts as a Pause button. (The availability of this function depends on the model you purchased.) Stop* Stops playing the CD, DVD or digital audio. (The availability of this function depends on the model you purchased.) Previous Button*...
  • Page 46: Keyboard Indicators

    A200 Keyboard Indicators CAPS LOCK Arrow Mode Numeric Mode Caps Lock Arrow Mode When the Arrow mode icon lights green, you can use the keypad overlay (light gray labelled keys) as cursor keys. Refer to the Keypad overlay section in Chapter 6, Keyboard.
  • Page 47: Writable Discs

    A200 Writable discs This section describes the types of writable discs. Check the specifications for your drive to for the type of discs it can write. Use TOSHIBA Disc Creator to write compact discs. Refer to Chapter 4, Operating Basics.
  • Page 48 A200 HD DVD-ROM drive The HD DVD-ROM supporting ±R Double Layer module lets you record data to rewritable discs as well as run either 12cm (4.72") or 8cm (3.15") discs without using an adapter. The read speed is slower at the centre of a disc and faster at the other edge.
  • Page 49 A200 HD DVD-R drive The HD DVD-R supporting HD DVD-R Double Layer module lets you record data to rewritable discs as well as run either 12cm (4.72") or 8cm (3.15") discs without using an adapter. The read speed is slower at the centre of a disc and faster at the other edge.
  • Page 50 Modes, for details. The AC adapter (2-pin plug) The AC adapter (3-pin plug) Use of the wrong adapter could damage your computer. TOSHIBA assumes no liability for any damage in such case. The output rating for the computer is 19 volts DC.
  • Page 51: Chapter 3 Getting Started

    A200 Chapter 3 Getting Started This chapter provides basic information to get you started using your computer. It covers the following topics: Be sure also to read Instruction Manual for Safety & Comfort. This guide, which is included with the computer, explains product liability. ■...
  • Page 52: Connecting The Ac Adapter

    Power and Power-Up Modes. Use of the wrong adapter could damage your computer. TOSHIBA assumes no liability for any damage in such case. The output rating for the computer is 19 volts DC. 1. Connect the power cord to the AC adapter.
  • Page 53: Opening The Display

    A200 Opening the display The display panel can be rotated in a wide range of angles for optimal viewing. 1. Push the display latch on the front of the computer. Opening the display 2. Lift the panel up and adjust it to the best viewing angle for you. Use reasonable care when opening and closing the display panel.
  • Page 54: Starting Up For The First Time

    A200 Starting up for the first time When you first turn on the power, the computer’s initial screen is the Windows Vista™ Startup Screen Logo. Follow the on-screen directions for each screen. During setup, you can click the Back button to return to the previous screen.
  • Page 55: Sleep Mode

    A200 Sleep Mode If you do have to interrupt your work, you are able to turn off the power without exiting from your software by placing the computer into Sleep Mode. In this mode data is maintained in the computer’s main memory so that, when you turn on the power again, you can continue working right where you left off.
  • Page 56: Hibernation Mode

    A200 Executing Sleep Mode You can enter also Sleep Mode by pressing Fn + F3 - please refer to Chapter 6, Keyboard, for further details. Youu can enter Sleep Mode in one of three ways: 1. Click Start then click the sleep button ( ) located in the power management buttons ( ), or click the arrow button (...
  • Page 57: Starting Hibernation Mode

    A200 Benefits of Hibernation Mode The Hibernation Mode feature provides the following benefits: ■ Saves Data to the hard disk drive when the computer automatically shutsdown because of a low battery condition. ■ You can return to your previous working environment immediately when you turn on the computer.
  • Page 58: Restarting The Computer

    A200 Restarting the computer Certain conditions require that you reset the computer, for example if: ■ You change certain computer settings. ■ An errors and the computer does not respond you your keyboard commands. If you need to restart the computer, there are three ways this can be achieved: 1.
  • Page 59: Restoring The Pre-Installed Software

    2. Switch on the computer and, when the In Touch with Tomorrow TOSHIBA prompt appears, press the F12 key to display the Boot Menu. 3. Use the up or down cursor key to select the CD-ROM/DVD drive in the display menu.
  • Page 60 A200 3-10 User’s Manual...
  • Page 61: Chapter 4 Operating Basics

    A200 Chapter 4 Operating Basics This chapter gives information on basic operations including using the TouchPad/Dual Mode Pad, optical disc drives, the internal modem, LAN and wireless LAN. It also provides tips on caring for your computer and on heat dispersal. Using the TouchPad/Dual Mode Pad To use the TouchPad/Dual Mode Pad, simply move your finger tip across it in the direction you want the on-screen pointer to go.
  • Page 62: Dual Mode Pad Button Function (Dual Mode Pad Is Provided With Some Models)

    A200 Do not press on the TouchPad/Dual Mode Pad too hard or press a sharp object such as a ball point pen against it. The TouchPad/Dual Mode Pad could be damaged. The TouchPad/Dual Mode Pad has similar functions to a two-button mouse with a scroll wheel.
  • Page 63: Using The Web Camera

    A200 ConfigFree ConfigFree is a suite of utilities to allow easy control of communication devices and network connections. It also allows you to find communication problems and create profiles for easy switching between locations and communication networks. Windows Photo Windows Photo Gallery gives you many tools for Gallery your digital photos and videos.
  • Page 64: Using The Software

    A200 Using the software The Web Camera software is pre-configured to start when you turn on Windows Vista; if you need to restart it go to Start -> All Programs -> Camera Assistant Software -> Camera Assistant Software. Snapshot Display Window Video Recording Camera Resolution Audio Recording...
  • Page 65: Using The Internal Modem

    A200 Settings Choose from the: Options tab to change the tool position; the Picture tab to select picture output options such as size, export file and saving location; the Video tab to choose output settings such as Frame Rate, Size, Compression and the file save path;...
  • Page 66: Region Selection

    1. Open the Modem Region Select application. It is located on the Programs menu at TOSHIBA > Networking. Do not use the Country/Region Select function in the Modem setup utility in the Control Panel if the function is available. If you change the Country/ Region in the Control Panel, the change may not take effect.
  • Page 67: Modem Selection

    A200 Settings You can enable or disable the following settings: AutoRun Mode Region Select Utility starts automatically when you start up the operating system. Open the Dialing Properties dialog box after selecting region. The dialing properties dialog box will be displayed automatically after you select the region.
  • Page 68 A200 Connecting To connect the internal modem cable, follow the steps below. ■ In case of a lightning storm, unplug the modem cable from the telephone jack. ■ Do not connect the modem to a digital telephone line. A digital line will damage the modem.
  • Page 69: Lan

    A200 The computer is equipped with networking hardware that supports Ethernet LAN (10 Mbps, 10 BASE-T), Fast Ethernet LAN (100 Mbps, 100 BASE - TX). Do not install or remove an optional memory module while the Wake-up on LAN feature is enabled. The Wake-up on LAN feature does not work on battery power.
  • Page 70: Wireless Lan

    11a, 11b, 11g and 11n wireless are based on IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n respectively. The IEEE 802.11n specification has not been finalized and is currently in draft release. The TOSHIBA 11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Adapters are based on the Draft Release, Version 1.0, of the IEEE 802.11n specification.
  • Page 71: Bluetooth Wireless Technology

    Internet is an open invitation for outsiders to abuse your ISP account and privileges. 2. TOSHIBA is not liable for the eavesdropping on your data due to the use of the wireless LAN connection and any damage that may occur thereof.
  • Page 72: Product Support

    The latest information regarding Operating System support, Language Support or available upgrades can be found on our web site http://www.toshiba-europe.com/computers/tnt/bluetooth.htm in Europe or www.pcsupport.toshiba.com in the United States. Wireless communications It may not be possible to make a network connection to a specified network name using the ad hoc network function.
  • Page 73: Using Optical Disc Drives

    A200 Using optical disc drives The illustrations in this section might differ slightly from your drive, but operation is the same for all optical disc drives. The full-size drive provides high-performance execution of disc-based programs. You can run either 12 cm (4.72") or 8 cm (3.15") discs without an adapter.
  • Page 74 A200 3. Grasp the drawer gently and pull until it is fully open. Pulling the drawer open 4. Lay the disc, label side up, in the drawer. Inserting a disc Be careful not to touch the lens or the area around it. Doing so could cause the drive to malfunction.
  • Page 75: Removing Compact Discs

    A200 6. Push the center of the drawer to close it. Press gently until it locks in place. If the disc is not seated properly when the drawer is closed, it might be damaged. Also, the drawer might not open fully when you press the eject button.
  • Page 76 Click “Button support” white card. 2. “Button Support” white card fully appears. After double click this card, the dialog for changing button function is displayed. 3. Change function of Buttons. TOSHIBA Button Support 4-16 User’s Manual...
  • Page 77: Toshiba Disc Creator

    DVD-R/-RW or DVD+R/+RW media. ■ Do not use the “Disc Backup” function of TOSHIBA Disc Ceator to copy DVD-Video and DVD-ROM with copyright protection.DVD-RAM media cannot be backed up with the “Disc Backup” finction of TOSHIBA Disc Ceator ■...
  • Page 78: Media Care

    A200 ■ When you back up a DVD disc, be sure the source drive supports recording to DVD-R/-RW or DVD+R/+RW discs. If the source drive does not support recording to DVD-R/-RW or DVD+R/+RW discs, it might not be backed up correctly. ■...
  • Page 79: Discs

    A200 Discs 1. Store your discs in the container they came in to protect them and keep them clean. If a disk is dirty, do not use cleaning fluid. Clean it with a soft damp cloth. 2. Do not slide back the disc’s protective metal covering or touch the disc’s magnetic surface.
  • Page 80: Setting Up More Than One Display

    A200 Setting up more than one display You can set up your computer to utilize more than one display, effectively spreading a single desktop screen across two monitors. The Display Properties window allows you to adjust more precisely the relative positioning of the two displays when they are configured as an extended desktop.
  • Page 81: Cleaning The Computer

    A200 Cleaning the computer To help ensure long, trouble-free operation, keep the computer free of dust and use care with liquids around the computer. ■ Be careful not to spill liquids into the computer. If the computer does get wet, turn the power off immediately and let the computer dry completely before you turn it on again.
  • Page 82 A200 4-22 User’s Manual...
  • Page 83: Chapter 5 About The Hd Dvd

    A200 Chapter 5 About the HD DVD This chapter describes the features, use of HD DVD and HD DVD Media. HD DVD is provided with some models. Summary HD DVD allows users to enjoy video, concerts and other packaged content by taking advantage of its large amount of storage space and high-quality audio and video.
  • Page 84 A200 ■ HD DVD is a new standard which makes use of new technologies. As such, there is a possibility of problems occurring related to connection, compatibility or operation with some discs and other digital devices. The HD DVD-ROM logo signifies that this drive complies with the HD DVD physical standard, and does not signify compliance with the HD DVD Video standard.
  • Page 85: Using Toshiba Hd Dvd Player To Enjoy Hd Dvds

    HD DVD Playback Restrictions HD DVD-ROM drive and HD DVD-R drive allow users to enjoy the strong visuals of HD DVD-Video. “TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER” software is provided for playback of HD DVD-Video. Important information on use HD DVD Playback ■...
  • Page 86 HD DVD Video playback. ■ HD DVD Video playback may take several moments to begin. ■ When playing an HD DVD (Twin format disc), run it from the “TOSHIBA HD DVD Launcher Menu”. When Using ■...
  • Page 87: Toshiba Hd Dvd Player

    Display Devices & Audio ■ “TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER” will only run when “Colors” is set to “Highest (32 bit)”. The “Colors” setting can be adjusted on the “Monitor” tab in the “Display Settings”. To open the Display Settings, click Start ->...
  • Page 88: Using Toshiba Hd Dvd Player

    Application selection screen 2. Touch the CD/DVD panel on the Front operation panel. Or select Start -> All Programs -> TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER to start “TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER”. The TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER can also be started from the Media Center top menu.
  • Page 89: Operating Toshiba Hd Dvd Player

    A200 Operating TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER Important information on using “TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER”. ■ The HD DVD standard defines A, B, C and D buttons, and some software may display “Press the A button” or similar messages. If a message of this type appears, use the following corresponding keyboard keys.
  • Page 90: Toshiba Hd Dvd Player Control Window

    HD DVD PLAYER Control window” section for more information. Open TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER HELP TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER features and instructions are also explained in detail in “TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER Help”. Use the following procedure to open “TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER Help”.
  • Page 91 Next Chapter One-touch Replay Eject Fast Rewind Previous Chapter Play One-touch Skip Pause Stop TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER Control window (2) Eject Opens the disc tray. Previous Jumps to the previous chapter. Chapter Next Chapter Jumps to the next chapter. One-touch...
  • Page 92 Search Sound Drive Specification Menu TWIN Format Disc Repeat (DVD selected)*1 Rewind TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER Control window (3) Subtitle Switches between available subtitles. Sound Switches between audio tracks for titles which have more than 1 audio track. Angle Switches between angles for multi-angle compatible titles.
  • Page 93: Using The Computer In Place Of An Hd Dvd Player

    A200 Using the Computer in place of an HD DVD Player Videos played using “TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER” included with the computer can be displayed on a television equipped with an HDMI input port. HD DVD-Video can only be displayed on the computer’s display panel or on a television connected to the HDMI out port.
  • Page 94: Hd Dvd-R Disc Writing Software

    HD DVD-R discs. Ulead DVD MovieFactory can be used to write files in video format. TOSHIBA Disc Creator can be used to write data. Refer to the manuals or help files included with the software for detailed usage instructions.
  • Page 95: Writing Cds/Dvds On A Dvd Super Multi Drive Or Hd Dvd-Rom Drive Supporting Double Layer Disc Recording

    The following is an HD DVD-Video display compatibility list. ■ O: The display of TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER is possible. ■ X: The display of TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER is impossible. When using TOSHIBA HD DVD PLAYER Computer’s Display Panel...
  • Page 96: Before Writing Or Rewriting

    Based on TOSHIBA’s limited compatibility testing, we suggest the following manufacturers of CD-R/RW and DVD-R/+R/-RW/+RW/-RAM media. However, in no event does TOSHIBA guarantee the operation, quality or performance of any disc. Disc quality can affect write or rewrite success rates.
  • Page 97 A200 DVD+RW: MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD RICOH Co., Ltd. *DVD-RAM DVD Specifications for DVD-RAM Disc for Version 2.0, Version 2.1 or Version 2.2 Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. Hitachi Maxell Ltd. *DVD Multi drive, DVD Super Multi, and HD DVD drive can use DVD-RAM.
  • Page 98 Write from the computer’s hard disk drive to the CD. Do not try to write from shared devices such as a LAN server or any other network device. ■ Writing with software other than TOSHIBA Disc Creator or Ulead DVD MovieFactory ®...
  • Page 99: When Writing Or Rewriting

    Simplified steps for making a Labelflash™ DVD: 1. Insert a Labelflash™ disc in DVD drive. Set printable surface for underside. 2. Click Start -> All Programs -> DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA -> Ulead DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA Launcher to launch DVD MovieFactory.
  • Page 100: Writing Cds/Dvds/Hd Dvds On A Hd Dvd-R Drive

    You can use the HD DVD-R drive to write data to either CD-R/RW or DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW/-RAM or HD DVD-R discs. The following applications for writing are preinstalled: TOSHIBA Disc Creator/ Direct Disc Writer. Ulead DVD MovieFactory ® TOSHIBA, which is a product of Ulead Systems, Inc.
  • Page 101 Based on TOSHIBA’s limited compatibility testing, we suggest the following manufacturers of CD-R/RW, DVD-R/+R/-RW/+RW/-RAM and HD DVD-R media. However, in no event does TOSHIBA guarantee the operation, quality or performance of any disc. Disc quality can affect write or rewrite success rates.
  • Page 102 A200 HD DVD-R MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD (Dual Layer) ■ If the disc is poor in quality, dirty or damaged, writing or rewriting errors may occur. Be careful to check the disc for dirt or damage before you use it. ■...
  • Page 103 Write from the computer’s hard disk drive to the CD. Do not try to write from shared devices such as a LAN server or any other network device. ■ Writing with software other than TOSHIBA Disc Creator or Ulead DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA has not been confirmed. Therefore, ®...
  • Page 104: When Using Ulead Dvd Moviefactory For Toshiba

    How to make a DVD-Video Simplified steps for making a DVD-Video from video data captured from a DV-Camcorder: 1. Click Start -> All Programs -> DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA -> Ulead DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA Launcher to launch DVD MovieFactory.
  • Page 105: Important Information For Use

    A200 Important information for use Note the following limitations when you write video DVD: 1. Editing digital video ■ Log in with Administrator rights to use DVD MovieFactory. ■ Make sure that your computer is running on AC power when using DVD MovieFactory ■...
  • Page 106 A200 2. Before recording the video to DVD ■ When you record to DVD disc, please use only discs recommended by the Drive manufacturer. ■ Do not set the working drive to a slow device like a USB 1.1 hard disk drive or it will fail to write DVD.
  • Page 107: Chapter 6 The Keyboard

    A200 Chapter 6 The Keyboard The computer’s keyboard layouts are compatible with a 104/105-key enhanced keyboard. By pressing some keys in combination, all the 104/105-key keyboard functions can be executed on the computer. The number of keys on your keyboard depends on which country/region’s keyboard layout your computer is configured with.
  • Page 108: F1 ... F12 Function Keys

    Soft keys: Fn key combinations The Fn (function) is unique to TOSHIBA computers and is used in combination with other keys to form soft keys. Soft keys are key combinations that enable, disable or configure specific features.
  • Page 109: Hotkeys

    A200 Hotkeys Fn + ESC Mute Turns the volume on and off. Fn + F1 Lock Enters “Lock computer” mode. To restore your desktop, you need to log on again. Fn + F2 Power Plan Mode Displays the power save modes and lets you change the power settings Fn + F3 Sleep This hot key switches the system to Sleep mode.
  • Page 110: Windows Special Keys

    A200 Windows special keys The keyboard provides two keys that have special functions in Windows Vista™. One activates the Start menu and the other has the same function as the secondary mouse button. This key activates the Windows Vista™ Start menu. This key has the same function as the Right mouse button.
  • Page 111: Numeric Mode

    A200 Numeric mode To turn on the Numeric mode, press Fn + F11 (Numeric mode indicator lights). Now try numeric data entry using the keys below. Press Fn + F11 again to turn off the overlay. The numeric keypad overlay (U.S.) Temporarily using normal keyboard (overlay on) While using the overlay, you can temporarily access the normal keyboard without turning off the overlay:...
  • Page 112: Generating Ascii Characters

    A200 Temporarily using overlay (overlay off) While using the normal keyboard, you can temporarily use the keypad overlay without turning it on: 1. Press and hold down Fn. 2. Check the keyboard indicators. Pressing Fn turns on the most recently used overlay.
  • Page 113: Chapter 7 Power And Power-Up Modes

    A200 Chapter 7 Power and Power-Up Modes The computer’s power resources include the AC adapter and internal batteries. This chapter gives details on making the most effective use of these resources including charging and changing batteries, tips for saving battery power, and power up modes. Power conditions The computer’s operating capability and battery charge status are affected by the power conditions: whether an AC adapter is connected, whether a...
  • Page 114: Power Indicators

    DC IN off Battery capacity Computer goes into exhausted Hibernation or shuts down (depending on the TOSHIBA Power Saver setting) No battery • No operation installed • LED: Battery off DC IN off * The LED is dependent on the model you purchased.
  • Page 115: Battery

    A200 DC IN indicator Check the DC IN indicator to determine the power status with the AC adapter connected: Blue Indicates the AC adapter is connected and is correctly supplying power to the computer. No light Indicates the AC adapter is not connected. Power indicator Check the Power indicator to determine the power status with the AC adapter connected:...
  • Page 116: Real Time Clock Battery

    Press <F1> to resume, <F2> to Setup. The computer’s RTC battery is a lithium battery and should be replaced only by your dealer or by a TOSHIBA service representative. The battery can explode if not properly replaced, used, handled or disposed of.
  • Page 117: Care And Use Of The Battery Pack

    A200 Care and use of the battery pack The battery pack is a vital component of portable computing. Taking proper care of it will help ensure longer operating time on battery power as well as a longer life for your battery pack. Follow the instructions in this section carefully to ensure safe operation and maximum performance.
  • Page 118 Never use the computer again until it has been checked by a TOSHIBA service provider. It might generate smoke or fire, or the battery pack might rupture. 3. Make sure the battery is securely installed in the computer before attempting to charge the battery pack.
  • Page 119: Charging The Batteries

    A200 6. Be sure to monitor the remaining battery power. If the battery pack or real time clock battery discharge completely, Sleep Mode will not function, and data in memory will be lost, and the computer might register an incorrect time and date. In this case, connect the AC adapter to recharge the batteries.
  • Page 120: Battery Charging Notice

    A200 Charging time (hours) Battery type Power on Power off Battery pack about 12 or longer about 4 or longer RTC battery about 24 about 24 with AC or Battery pack The charging time when the computer is on is affected by ambient temperature, the temperature of the computer and how you use the computer.
  • Page 121: Monitoring Battery Capacity

    A200 Monitoring battery capacity Remaining battery power can be monitored using the following methods. ■ Clicking the battery icon on the task bar ■ Via the Battery Stats in the Windows Mobility Center Window ■ You should wait at least 16 seconds after turning on the computer before trying to monitor the remaining operating time.
  • Page 122: Replacing The Battery Pack

    A200 Retaining data with power off (Sleep mode) When you turn off your computer with fully charged batteries, the batteries retain data/charge for the following approximate time periods: Battery Approximately 1.5 days (Sleep mode, 9-cell) Approximately 1 day (Sleep mode, 6-cell) Approximately 0.5 day (Sleep mode, 3-cell)* Approximately 1 month (Shut down mode, all type of battery packs)
  • Page 123 A200 5. Unlock the Battery Pack Lock. Removing the battery pack-1 6. Slide the battery pack latch to the left, then pull the battery out of the battery bay. Removing the battery pack-2 User’s Manual 7-11...
  • Page 124: Installing The Battery Pack

    The battery pack is a lithium ion battery, which can explode if not properly replaced, used, handled or disposed of. Dispose of the battery as required by local ordinances or regulations. Use only batteries recommended by TOSHIBA as replacements. 1. Turn the computer’s power off. 2. Disconnect all cables connected to the computer.
  • Page 125: Toshiba Password Utility

    A200 TOSHIBA Password Utility The TOSHIBA Supervisor Password Utility provides two levels of password security: User and Supervisor. Passwords set in TOSHIBA Supervisor Password Utility are different from the Windows ® login password. User Password To start the utility, point to or click the following items: Launch TOSHIBA Assist ->...
  • Page 126: Power-Up Modes

    This feature automatically turns off the system in Sleep or Hibernation mode if the computer is not used for a set duration. Refer to Special features, in Chapter 1, A200 Series Features for an explanation of how to set the duration. 7-14 User’s Manual...
  • Page 127: Chapter 8 Hw Setup

    General, Password, Display, Boot Priority, Keyboard, CPU, LAN, and USB. Accessing HW Setup Click Start, point to All Programs, point to TOSHIBA, point to Utilities and click HW Setup HW Setup Window The HW Setup window contains the following tabs: General, Password, Display, Boot Priority, Keyboard, LAN, and USB.
  • Page 128 A200 When finish BIOS update , please restart your computer and press F2 into BIOS setup manual and load BIOS default one time. Password This tab allows you to set or reset the user password for power on. Display This tab lets you customize your computer’s display settings for either the internal LCD screen or for an external monitor.
  • Page 129: Boot Priority

    A200 Boot Priority Boot Priority Options This option sets the priority for booting the computer. Select the boot priority from the drop down list. You can override the settings and manually select a boot device by pressing one of the following keys while the computer is booting: Selects the USB floppy disk drive.
  • Page 130 A200 Wake-up on LAN This feature lets the computer’s power be turned on when it receives a wake-up signal from the LAN. Enabled Enables Wake-up on LAN. Disabled Disables Wake-up on LAN (Default). The Wake-up LAN function is not supported on battery power in Hibernate/Power off mode, before you plan to use this function please make sure your AC power source is connected to system properly.
  • Page 131: Chapter 9 Optional Devices

    Chapter 9 Optional Devices Optional devices can expand the computer’s capabilities and its versatility. This chapter describes connection or installation of the following types of devices, which are available from your TOSHIBA dealer: Cards/Memory ■ Express Card Support 54/34 Express Card ■...
  • Page 132: Installing An Express Card

    A200 Installing an Express Card One Express Card connector is located on the right side of the computer. The computer’s hot-install feature lets you install Express Card while the computer’s power is on. To install an Express Card, follow the steps below. 1.
  • Page 133: Sd/Sdhc/Mmc/Ms/Ms Pro/Xd Memory Cards

    A200 SD/SDHC/MMC/MS/MS Pro/xD Memory cards The computer is equipped with a multiple digital media card slot that can accommodate SD/SDHC/MMC/MS/MS Pro/xD memory cards. These memory cards let you easily transfer data from devices, such as digital cameras and Personal Digital Assistants, which use flash-memory. Card Type Capacities up to 2GB...
  • Page 134: Installing A Memory Card

    A200 Installing a memory card To install a memory card: 1. Insert the memory card. 2. Press gently to ensure a firm connection. Inserting a memory card Make sure the memory card is oriented properly before you insert it. If Windows ®...
  • Page 135: Memory Card Care

    A200 ■ Make sure the memory card indicator is out before you remove the card or turn off the computer’s power. If you remove the card or turn off the power while the computer is accessing the card you may lose data or damage the card.
  • Page 136: Memory Expansion

    CAUTION: If you want to upgrade system memory, you should only use certified modules. Ask your vendor or check the TOSHIBA web site for a list of approved memory products. Insert the two memory modules of the same specifications and capacity into Slot A (Upper) and Slot B (Bottom) respectively.
  • Page 137 A200 Installing Memory on Bottom Side If you use the computer for a long time, the memory modules will become hot. In this case, let the memory modules cool to room temperature before you replace them. Follow these steps to install a memory module: 1.
  • Page 138 A200 7. Push the module down so it lies flat. Latches on either side will click into place to secure the module. Installing a module 8. Seat the cover and secure it with the screw. 9. Replace the battery pack as described in Chapter 7, Power and Power- Modes.
  • Page 139: Additional Battery Pack

    A200 To remove the memory module, make sure the computer is in boot mode then: 1. Be sure the power is off and all cables are disconnected from the computer. Do not try to remove a memory module with the computer turned on. You can damage the computer and the module.
  • Page 140: External Monitor

    A200 External monitor An external analog monitor can be connected to the external monitor port on the computer. To connect a monitor, follow the steps below. 1. Turn the computer off. 2. Connect the monitor to the external monitor port. 3.
  • Page 141 A200 For Intel 1. Click Start -> Control Panel -> Appearance and Personalization -> Personalization. 2. Choose Display Settings. 3. Click the Advanced Setting button. The Generic PnP Monitor and Intel GM965/GL960 Express Chipset Family dialogue box opens. ® 4. Click the Graphics Properties button. User’s Manual 9-11...
  • Page 142 A200 5. In the subsequent dialogue box, click Display Devices and then set up your television and notebook displays. For ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD2400/HD2600* 1. Click Start -> Control Panel -> Personalization. 2. Choose Display Settings to change resolution and colors. 3.
  • Page 143: Hdmi

    A200 6. In Catalyst Control Center window, setup your television or CRT and Notebook displays *The availability of this feature is dependent on the model you purchased. HDMI A HDMI monitor can be connected to the HDMI out put on the computer. To connect monitor, follow the steps as detailed below: As the port operation of all HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) monitors has not be confirmed, some HDMI monitors may not function...
  • Page 144: Connecting The Hdmi Out Port

    A200 6. Click Desktop Area and Refresh Rate to select the one of below format which is supported on this platform. Country/Region Signal Format* 1080i HDTV 720p HDTV 576p EDTV 480p EDTV * Lists the actual Signal Formats supported by the HDMI monitor you are using.
  • Page 145 A200 Settings for display video on HDMI To view video on the HDMI device, be sure to configure the following settings otherwise you may find that nothing is displayed. End user refer page 8-9 and Appendix B-5, for more detail, to out put HDMI device.
  • Page 146: I.link (Ieee1394A)

    A200 i.LINK (IEEE1394a) i.LINK (IEEE1394a) is used for high-speed data transfer for a range of compatible devices such as: ■ Digital video cameras ■ Hard disk drives ■ MO drives ■ Optical disc drives i.LINK uses a four-pin connector, which does not carry electric current. External devices will need their own power supply.
  • Page 147: Security Lock

    A200 Security lock A security lock enables you to anchor your computer to a desk or other heavy object to help prevent unauthorized removal of the computer. Attach one end of a cable to the desk and the other end to the security lock slot on the right side of the computer.
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  • Page 149: Troubleshooting

    A200 Chapter 10 Troubleshooting TOSHIBA designed the computer for durability. However, should problems occur, following the procedures in this chapter can help to determine the cause. All readers should become familiar with this chapter. Knowing what might go wrong can help prevent problems from occurring.
  • Page 150: Preliminary Checklist

    A200 Preliminary checklist Consider the simplest solution first. The items in this checklist are easy to fix and yet can cause what appears to be a serious problem. ■ Make sure you turn on all peripheral devices before you turn on the computer.
  • Page 151: Hardware And System Checklist

    A200 Record your observations so you can describe them to your dealer. The problems may be caused by your software. If you Software cannot load a software package, the media may be damaged or the program might be corrupted. Try loading another copy of the software.
  • Page 152: Self Test

    If any of the following conditions are present, the self test failed: ■ The computer stops and does not proceed to display information or messages except the TOSHIBA logo. ■ Random characters appear on the screen, and the system does not function normally.
  • Page 153: Overheating Power Down

    A200 Power When the computer is not plugged into an AC outlet, the battery pack is the primary power source. However, your computer has a number of other power resources, including an intelligent power supply and Real Time Clock battery. These resources are interrelated and any one could affect apparent power problems.
  • Page 154 A200 Battery If you suspect a problem with the battery, check the DC IN indicator as well as the indicators for the battery. For information on indicators and battery operation see Chapter 7, Power and Power-Up Modes. Problem Procedure Battery doesn’t power The battery may be discharged.
  • Page 155: Lcd Panel

    A200 Keyboard Keyboard problems can be caused by your setup configuration. For more information refer to Chapter 6, Keyboard. Problem Procedure Some letter keys Check that the numeric keypad overlay is not produce numbers. selected. Press Fn + F10 and try typing again. Output to screen is Make sure the software you are using is not garbled.
  • Page 156 A200 Hard disk drive Problem Procedure Computer does not boot Insert a system disk and reboot. from hard drive. There may be a problem with your operating system files. Refer to your operating system documentation. Slow performance Your files may be fragmented. Run SCANDISK and defragmenter to check the condition of your files and disk.
  • Page 157 A200 Wireless LAN If the following procedures do not restore LAN access, consult your LAN administrator. For more information on wireless communication, refer to Chapter 4, Operating Basics. Problem Procedure Cannot access Make sure the computer’s wireless Wireless LAN communication switch is set to on. Use the ConfigFree program that comes pre-installed in your computer to see LAN status.
  • Page 158: Sound System

    A200 Sound system Problem Procedure No sound is heard Adjust the volume control dial. Check the software volume settings. If appropriate, make sure the headphone connection is secure. Check Windows Device Manager and ensure the sound function is enabled and that settings for I/O address, interrupt level and DMA are correct for your software and do not conflict with other hardware devices that you have connected to the...
  • Page 159: Usb Mouse

    A200 USB mouse Problem Procedure On-screen pointer does The system might be busy. If the pointer is not respond to mouse shaped as an hourglass, wait for it to resume its movement normal shape and try again to move it. Make sure the mouse is properly connected to the USB port.
  • Page 160: Tv Output Signal

    A200 TV output signal Problem Procedure Display on TV is poor Make sure the TV type is correct for your area: NTSC (US) or PAL (Europe). No display Try adjusting the contrast and brightness controls on the external monitor. Press hotkeys Fn + F5 to change the display. Refer to Chapter 6, Keyboard.
  • Page 161 A200 Memory expansion Refer also to Chapter 9, Optional Devices, for information on installing memory modules. Problem Procedure The computer hangs up Make sure the memory module installed in the and issues beep expansion slot is compatible with the computer. sounds.
  • Page 162 A200 Problem Procedure Character display In data transmission, make sure the parity bit and becomes garbled stop bit settings correspond with those of the during a communication remote computer. Check the flow control and communication protocol. You cannot receive an Check the “rings before auto answer”...
  • Page 163 DVD Super Multi drive. Cannot write correctly If you have trouble writing, make sure you are observing the following precautions: ■ Use only media recommended by TOSHIBA. ■ Do not use the mouse or keyboard during writing. ■...
  • Page 164 A200 HD DVD-R or HD DVD-ROM drive supporting disc recording For more information, refer to Chapter 5, About the HD DVD. Problem Procedure You cannot access a Make sure the drive’s drawer is securely closed. CD/DVD/HD DVD in the Press gently until it clicks into place. drive Open the drawer and make sure the disc is properly seated.
  • Page 165: Disk Drive

    Procedure Cannot write correctly If you have trouble writing, make sure you are observing the following precautions: ■ Use only media recommended by TOSHIBA. ■ Do not use the mouse or keyboard during writing. ■ Use only the software supplied with the computer for recording.
  • Page 166: Toshiba Support

    A200 TOSHIBA support If you require any additional help using your computer or if you are having problems operating the computer, you may need to contact TOSHIBA for additional technical assistance. Before you call Some problems you experience may be related to software or the operating system, it is important to investigate other sources of assistance first.
  • Page 167 A200 Chapter 11 Disclaimers This chapter states the Disclaimer(s) information applicable to TOSHIBA computers. Central Processing Unit (“CPU”) Performance Disclaimer. CPU performance in your computer product may vary from specifications under the following conditions: ■ use of certain external peripheral products ■...
  • Page 168: Battery Life

    Published battery life numbers are achieved on select models and configurations tested by Toshiba at the time of publication. Recharge time varies depending on usage. Battery may not charge while computer is consuming full power.
  • Page 169: Hdd Drive Capacity

    A200 HDD Drive Capacity 1 Gigabyte (GB) means 10 = 1,000,000,000 bytes using powers of 10. The computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1 GB = 2 = 1,073,741,824 bytes, and therefore shows less storage capacity.
  • Page 170: Copy Protection

    A200 Copy Protection Copy protection technology included in certain media may prevent or limit recording or viewing of the media. Images All images are simulated for purposes of illustration. LCD Brightness and Eye Strain Your LCD display has a brightness approaching that of a TV device. We recommend that you adjust the brightness of your LCD to a comfortable level to prevent possible strain on your eyes.
  • Page 171: Specifications

    A200 Appendix A Specifications This appendix summarizes the computer’s technical specifications. Dimensions 362mm (W) x 267.8mm (D) x 39.3mm (H. Max.) 267.8mm 39.3mm User’s Manual...
  • Page 172: Environmental Requirements

    A200 Weight Starting at 2.72kg / 5.99lbs* * Weight may vary depending on product configuration, vendor components, manufacturing variability and options selected. Environmental Requirements Conditions Ambient temperature Relative humidity Operating 5°C to 35°C 20% to 80% Non-operating -20°C to 65°C Conditions Altitude (from sea level) Operating...
  • Page 173 A200 Communication Data: Protocol ITU-T-Rec V.21/V.22/V.22bis/V.32/ (Former CCITT) V.32bis/V.34/V.90/ V.92(only for USA and Canada) Bell 103/212A Fax: ITU-T-Rec V.17/V.29/V.27ter /V.21 (Former CCITT) Communication Data transmission and reception Speed 300/1200/2400/4800/7200/9600/12000/14400/ 16800/19200/21600/24000/26400/28800/31200/ 33600 bps Data reception only with V.90/V.92 28000/29333/30666/32000/33333/34666/36000/ 37333/38666/40000/41333/42666/44000/45333/ 46666/48000/49333/50666/52000/53333/54666/ 56000 bps Fax: 2400/4800/7200/9600/12000/14400 bps...
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  • Page 175: Display Modes

    A200 Appendix B Display Modes This appendix contains a table listing all the display modes when the display is set to an external monitor. If you are running some applications (for example a 3D application or video playback and so on), you may see some disturbance, flickering or frame dropping on your screen.
  • Page 176: Displaying Movies On A Tv Or Crt

    A200 Displaying movies on a TV or CRT This section describes how to set up your system to display movies simultaneously on your computer’s LCD and on an external TV or CRT monitor. To connect a television, follow the steps below. 1.
  • Page 177 A200 4. Click the Graphics Properties button. 5. In the subsequent dialogue box, click Display Devices and then set up your television and notebook displays. User’s Manual...
  • Page 178 A200 For ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD2400/HD2600* 1. Click Start -> Control Panel -> Personalization. 2. Choose Display Settings to change resolution and colors. 3. Click Start and All Programs. 4. Click Catalyst Control Center 5. Select CCC. 6. In Catalyst Control Center window, setup your television or CRT and Notebook displays *The availability of this feature is dependent on the model you purchased.
  • Page 179 A200 Displaying movies on a HDMI Monitor This section describes how to set up your system to display movies a HDMI monitor. To connect a HDMI monitor, follow the steps below. 1. Turn the computer off. 2. Use a HDMI cable (not supplied) to connect the HDMI monitor to the HDMI out port on your computer.
  • Page 180 A200 User’s Manual...
  • Page 181: Ac Power Cord And Connectors

    A200 Appendix C AC Power Cord and Connectors The power cord’s AC input plug must be compatible with the various international AC power outlets and the cord must meet the standards for the country/region in which it is used. All cords must meet the following specifications: Length: Minimum 1.7 meters...
  • Page 182 A200 For the United States and Canada, two pin plug configuration must be a 2-15P (250V) or 1-15P (125V) and three pin plug coniguration must be 6-15P (250V) or 5-15P (125V) as designated in the U. S. National Electrical code handbook and the Canadian Electrical Code Part II. The following illustrations show the plug shapes for the U.
  • Page 183: If Your Computer Is Stolen

    What is your address, phone, and fax number? To register the theft on paper, please follow these procedures: ■ Fill in the TOSHIBA Theft Registration form (or a copy of it) below. ■ Attach a copy of your receipt showing where your computer was purchased.
  • Page 184: Toshiba Theft Registration

    A200 TOSHIBA Theft Registration Send to: TOSHIBA Europe GmbH Technical Service and Support Leibnizstr. 2 93055 Regensburg Germany Fax number: +49 (0) 941 7807 921 Country stolen: Machine type: (e.g. A200) Model number: (e.g. PSA21YXT) Serial number: (e.g. 12345678G) Date stolen:...
  • Page 185 A200 Glossary The terms in this glossary cover topics related to this manual. Alternate naming is included for reference. Abbreviations AC: alternating current AGP: accelerated graphics port BIOS: basic input output system CD-ROM: Compact Disc-Read Only Memory CD-RW: Compact Disc-Read/Write CMOS: complementary metal-oxide semiconductor CPU: central processing unit CRT: cathode ray tube...
  • Page 186 A200 ROM: read only memory RTC: real time clock SCSI: small computer system interface TFT: thin-film transistor USB: Universal Serial Bus VESA: Video Electronic Standards Association VGA: video graphics array WXGA: wide extended graphics array adaptor: A device that provides an interface between two dissimilar electronic devices.
  • Page 187 A200 cache memory: High speed memory which stores data that increases processor speed and data transfer rate. When the CPU reads data from main memory, it stores a copy of this data in cache memory. The next time the CPU needs that same data, it looks for it in the cache memory rather than the main memory, which saves time.
  • Page 188 A200 controller: Built-in hardware and software that controls the functions of a specific internal or peripheral device (e.g. keyboard controller). CPU: Central Processing Unit. The portion of the computer that interprets and executes instructions. CRT: Cathode Ray Tube. A vacuum tube in which beams projected on a fluorescent screen-producing luminous spots.
  • Page 189 A200 execute: To interpret and execute an instruction. floppy disk: A removable disk that stores magnetically encoded data. floppy disk drive (FDD): An electromechanical device that reads and writes to floppy disks. folder: An icon in Windows used to store documents or other folders. format: The process of readying a blank disk for its first use.
  • Page 190 A200 I/O: Input/output. Refers to acceptance and transfer of data to and from a computer. I/O devices: Equipment used to communicate with the computer and transfer data to and from it. jumper: A small clip or wire that allows you to change the hardware characteristics by electrically connecting two points of a circuit.
  • Page 191 A200 MP3: An audio compression standard that enables high-quality transmission and real-time playback of sound files. numeric keypad overlay: A feature that allows you to use certain keys on the keyboard to perform numeric entry, or to control cursor and page movement.
  • Page 192 (TFT) to drive each cell. TouchPad/Dual Mode Pad: A pointing device integrated into the TOSHIBA computer palm rest. Universal Serial Bus: This serial interface lets you communicate with several devices connected in a chain to a single port on the computer.
  • Page 193 A200 VGA: Video Graphics Array is an industry standard video adaptor that lets you run any popular software. warm start: Restarting or resetting a computer without turning it off. write protection: A method for protecting a floppy disk from accidental erasure.
  • Page 194 A200 Glossary-10 User’s Manual...

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