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ML900
Operation Manual
Part Number: 7990 0114 3001 R03
(April 2004)

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    ML900 Operation Manual Part Number: 7990 0114 3001 R03 (April 2004)

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    TRADEMARKS All brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. NOTE Information in this manual is subject to change without notice.

  • Page 3: Regulations Information, Class B Regulations

    Regulations Information Class B Regulations Federal Communications Commission Radio Frequency Interference Statement NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.

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    SAFE USAGE NOTIFICATION: For reason of personal safety and optimal radio performance, Motorola has designed the ML900 with an intended purpose and position of use either in a secured vehicle docking station or on the top of an office desk.

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    Motorola. Furthermore, the purchase of Motorola products shall not be deemed to grant either directly or by implication, estoppels or otherwise, any license...

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    Motorola, at its option, will at no charge either repair the Product (with new or reconditioned parts), replace it with the same or equivalent Product (using new or reconditioned Product), or refund the purchase price of the product during the warranty period provided purchaser notifies Motorola according to the terms of this warranty.

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    Motorola, at its option, will at no charge either repair the Product (with new or reconditioned parts), replace it with the same or equivalent Product (using new or reconditioned Product), or refund the purchase price of the product during the warranty period provided purchaser notifies Motorola according to the terms of this warranty.

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    WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL MOTOROLA BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF THE PURCHASE OF PRICE THE PRODUCT FOR ANY LOSS OF USE LOSS OF TIME, INCONVE-NIENCE, COMMERCIAL LOSS, LOST...

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    A) That Motorola will be notified promptly in writing by such purchaser of any notice of such claim; B) That Motorola will have sole control of the defense of such suit and all negotiations for its settlement or compromise; and...

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    C) Should the Product or its parts become, or in Motorola’s opinion be likely to become, the subject of a claim of infringement of a United States patent, that such purchaser will permit Motorola, at its option and expense, either to procure for such purchaser the right to...

  • Page 11: Caution Texts Concerning Lithium Batteries

    About the Battery Caution Texts Concerning Lithium Batteries DANISH ADVARSEL! Lithiumbatteri – Eksplosionsfare ved fejlagtig håndtering. Udskiftning må kun ske med batteri af samme fabrikat og type. Levér det brugte batteri tilbage til leverandøren. NORWEGIAN ADVARSEL: Eksplosjonsfare ved feilaktig skifte av batteri. Benytt samme batteritype eller en tilsvarende type anbefalt av apparatfabrikanten.

  • Page 12: About The Modem

    FRENCH ATTENTION: II y a danger d’explosion s’il y a remplacement incorrect de la batterie. Remplacer uniquement avec une batterie du même type ou d’un type équivalent recommandé par le constructeur. Mettre au rebut les batteries usagées conformément aux instructions du fabricant.

  • Page 14: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Preface ..................v Chapter 1 Getting Started .............1-1 Getting the Computer Running..........1-2 Unpacking ................1-2 Connecting to AC Power ...........1-3 Opening the Cover .............1-4 Turning On and Off the Computer........1-5 Taking a Look at the Computer ..........1-6 Right-Side Components .............1-6 Left-Side Components ............1-7 Rear Components...............1-8 Front Components............1-10...

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    Numeric Keypad ..............2-5 Euro Symbol ..............2-6 Windows Keys ..............2-6 Function Keys ..............2-6 Fn Key................2-7 Hot Keys ................2-7 Using the Touchpad ..............2-9 Configuring the Touchpad ..........2-11 Using the Touchscreen (option)..........2-12 Using the Hard Disk Drive ............2-13 Using the CD / DVD/Combo Drive........2-14 Installing the CD / DVD/Combo Drive......2-15 Inserting and Removing a CD..........2-16 Using the Video Features............2-17...

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    Chapter 4 Expanding Your Computer........4-1 Connecting an External Monitor ..........4-2 Connecting a USB Device ............4-3 Connecting a Serial Device- ............4-4 Connecting an IR Device............4-5 Connecting an IR or Bluetooth-compliant Device ....4-7 Connecting an IEEE 1394 Device ...........4-9 Connecting a Video Capture Device ........4-10 System Memory Upgrade ............4-10 Chapter 5 Setup Configuration Utility (SCU).......5-1 When and How to Use the SCU Program........5-2...

  • Page 17: Table Of Contents

    Cleaning Guidelines ............7-4 Battery Pack Guidelines .............7-4 When Traveling ...............7-5 Chapter 8 Troubleshooting........... 8-1 Preliminary Checklist ..............8-2 Solving Common Problems .............8-3 Battery Problems..............8-4 CD / DVD/Combo Drive Problems........8-4 Display Problems ...............8-5 Fingerprint Recognition Problems ........8-7 Hardware Device Problems..........8-7 Hard Disk Drive Problems ..........8-7 Infrared Problems...............8-8 Keyboard, Mouse, and Touchpad Problems ......8-8 LAN Problems ..............8-9...

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    Preface This manual contains information that will help you operate the computer. It is divided into 8 chapters and an appendix. Chapter 1, Getting Started, takes you through the process of setting up the computer and identifying its external components. Chapter 2, Operating Your Computer, tells you how to use the computer’s components and features.

  • Page 19: Notational Conventions

    Appendix B, Fingerprint Recognition System, provides information on using the system’s fingerprint recognition system. Notational Conventions Throughout this manual, the following conventions are used to distinguish elements of text. NOTE: identifies additional information that requires special attention. CAUTION: identifies important information which, if not followed, may result in loss of data or damage to the computer.

  • Page 20: Chapter 1 Getting Started

    CHAPTER Getting Started Congratulations on purchasing this computer. This high performance notebook computer is especially designed for the practical applications of warehouses, automobiles, vehicles, public security, repairing, assisting the handicapped, and other demanding situations where conventional notebook computers just cannot measure This chapter first tells you step by step how to get the computer up and running.

  • Page 21: Getting The Computer Running, Unpacking, Connecting To Ac Power

    Getting the Computer Running This section guides you through the procedures for getting the computer ready for operation. Unpacking After unpacking the shipping carton, you should find these standard items: Notebook computer Accessories: − AC adapter (100~240 VAC, 50/60 Hz) −...

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    NOTE: Power Supply Cord: (optional) Detachable, minimum 1.5 m long. Listed, rated minimum 125 V, 7 A, having a 2/18 AWG, type SVT flexible cord. One end terminates with a parallel blade, molded-on, attachments plug with a 7 A, 125 V (NEMA 1-15P) configuration;...

  • Page 23: Opening The Cover, Turning On And Off The Computer

    CAUTION: When you disconnect the AC adapter, disconnect from the electrical outlet first and then from the computer. A reverse procedure may damage the AC adapter or the computer. When unplugging the connector, always hold the plug head. Never pull on the cord. NOTE: When the AC adapter is connected, it also charges the battery pack.

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    3. Each time the computer is turned on, it performs a Power-On Self Test (POST), and the operating system such as Windows should start. Turning Off To turn off the computer power, use the “Shut Down” command of your operating system. NOTE: There are other ways you can stop the computer so that you will be back to where you left off when you next turn on the computer.

  • Page 25: Taking A Look At The Computer, Right-side Components

    Taking a Look at the Computer This section identifies the external components of the computer and briefly describes the function of each component. NOTE: Depending on the model you purchased, the appearance of your computer may not exactly be the same as those shown in this manual. Right-Side Components Component Description...

  • Page 26: Left-side Components

    Left-Side Components Component Description See Also Connects an IrDA-compliant device for wireless P. 4-5 IR Port data transfer. Connects a bluetooth-capable device for P. 4-5 Bluetooth Port wireless data transfer. Microphone Connects an external microphone. P. 2-23 Connector Keyboard BIOS Use this to turn off the system when resetting the P.

  • Page 27: Rear Components

    Rear Components Component Description See Also DVI-I Port Connects an external monitor. P. 4-2 Serial Port Connects a serial device, such as an external P. 4-4 modem. Docking Port For connecting to a Port Replicator / car mount. Rear Cover Locks the rear cover.

  • Page 28: Front Components

    Front Components Component Description See Also Wireless Serves as the antenna for the wireless modem P. 2-27 Modem (RDLAP, GPRS, iDEN, and CDMA). Antenna Stereo Speaker Sends out sound and voice from the computer. P. 2-22 Handle Allows you to carry your computer for an easy grip.

  • Page 29: Bottom-side Components

    Bottom-Side Components Component Description See Also X-bay Module Serves as the interface between the system and Antenna antenna of the X-bay module. Connector CD Drive Allows you to lock the CD drive in place (can P. 2-13, Lock/Unlock also contain the floppy disk drive or secondary 2-17 Switch battery).

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    Component Description See Also Supplies power to your computer when external P. 3-3 Primary Battery Pack power is not connected. Primary Secures the primary battery compartment cover P. 3-5 Battery Release in place. Latch Connects additional wireless modem (GPRS/ X-Bay Interface (top) GSM or iDEN).

  • Page 31: Top-open Components

    Top-open Components Component Description See Also Fingerprint Contains the fingerprint sensor. P. B-1 Scanner Serves as the data input device of the computer. P. 2-4 Keyboard Turns the computer power ON and OFF. P. 1-5 Power Button 1-12 Getting Started...

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    Device Show the current status of the computer’s Indicators devices. Power on / Standby mode indicator P. 1-3 Hard disk drive in-use indicator P. 2-15 Num Lock indicator P. 2-6 Caps Lock indicator P. 2-4 Scroll Lock indicator P. 2-4 LCD Screen Displays the output of the computer.

  • Page 33: Where To Go From Here

    Where to Go from Here As your computer is ready for operation, you may want to do any of the following now: For this purpose… Do this… To know more about the computer… Go on to the next chapter. To install the operating system if your See the operating system manual.

  • Page 34: Operating Your Computer

    CHAPTER Operating Your Computer This chapter provides information about the use of the computer. If you are new to computers, reading this chapter will help you learn the operating basics. If you are already a computer user but are new to notebook computers, you may choose to read only the parts containing information unique to your computer.

  • Page 35: Starting And Stopping The Computer, Starting The Computer, Stopping The Computer

    Starting and Stopping the Computer There are a number of ways to start and stop the computer. Starting the Computer You always start the computer using the power button. A computer starts up with an operating system (OS) existing on the storage device such as the hard disk;...

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    To stop in Do this… To start up or this mode… resume again Depending on your settings in Windows, Hibernation Press the power you can place the computer in button. Hibernation mode by: • Closing the display cover. • Pressing the power button If you choose to stop in Standby or Hibernation mode, you can return to where you left off the next time you start up the computer.

  • Page 37: Using The Keyboard, Typewriter Keys

    Using the Keyboard Your keyboard has all the standard functions of a full-sized computer keyboard plus a key added for specific functions. The standard functions of the keyboard can be further divided into four major categories: Typewriter keys Cursor-control keys Numeric keys Function keys Typewriter Keys...

  • Page 38: Cursor-control Keys, Numeric Keypad

    Cursor-Control Keys NOTE: The word “cursor” refers to the indicator on the screen that lets you know exactly where on your screen anything you type will appear. It can take the form of a vertical or horizontal line, a block, or one of many other shapes. Numeric Keypad A 15-key numeric keypad is embedded in the typewriter keys as shown next:...

  • Page 39: Euro Symbol, Windows Keys, Function Keys

    Numeric keys facilitate entering of numbers and calculations. When Num Lock is on, the numeric keys are activated; meaning you can use these keys to enter numerals. NOTES: When the numeric keypad is activated and you need to type the English letter in the keypad area, you can turn Num Lock off or you can press Fn and then the letter without turning Num Lock off.

  • Page 40: Hot Keys

    Fn Key key, at the lower left corner of the keyboard, is used with another key to perform the alternative function of a key. The letter “Fn” and the alternative functions are identified by the color of blue on the keytop. To perform a desired function, first press and hold , then press the other key.

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    Description Switches the display output to one of the following when an external device is connected. Upon booting the system with CRT: LCD & CRT NOTES: If the display mode is set to 256 colors or lower, or in DOS mode, there will be only two modes for selecting: CRT only and LCD &...

  • Page 42: Using The Touchpad

    Using the Touchpad CAUTION: Do not use a sharp object such as a pen on the touchpad. Doing so may damage the touchpad surface. NOTES: A touchpad indicator is found on the keyboard panel, use the Fn+F7 hot keys to enable/disable this function.

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    Term Action Point Move your finger on the pad until the cursor points to the selection on the screen. Click Press and release the left button. –or– Tap gently anywhere on the pad. Double- Press and release the left button twice in quick succession. click –or–...

  • Page 44: Configuring The Touchpad

    Configuring the Touchpad You may want to configure the touchpad to suit your needs. For example, if you are a left-handed user, you can swap the two buttons so that you can use the right button as the left button and vise versa. You can also change the size of the on-screen pointer, the speed of the pointer, and so To configure the touchpad, you can use the standard Microsoft or IBM PS/2 driver if you are using Windows.

  • Page 45: Using The Touchscreen (option)

    Using the Touchscreen (option) CAUTION: Do not use a sharp object such as a ballpoint pen or pencil on the touchscreen. Doing so may damage the touchscreen surface. The touchscreen is a touch-sensitive device that allows you to communicate with the computer by controlling the location of the pointer on the screen and making selection with the buttons.

  • Page 46: Using The Hard Disk Drive

    Using the Hard Disk Drive Your computer comes with a hard disk drive as drive C. The system has a built-in heater that automatically turns on for low temperature operation. The AC in / HDD heater on indicator blinks red when heater is on. AC in / HDD heater on indicator...

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    Using the CD/DVD Drive (option) Depending on the model, your computer comes with a CD R-W or DVD-Combo drive. This drive is usually configured as drive D and is connected through the CD drive bay located on the right side of the computer.

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    NOTE: For DVD-Combo drive only. This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method claims of certain U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and other rights owners. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision Corporation.

  • Page 49: Inserting And Removing A Cd

    Inserting and Removing a CD NOTE: The following procedure applies to inserting or removing a DVD disc as well. Follow this procedure to insert or remove a CD. 1. Turn on the computer. 2. Press the eject button and the CD tray will slide out partially. Gently pull on it until it is fully extended.

  • Page 50: Using The Video Features, Configuring The Display Modes

    Using the Video Features The video subsystem of your computer features: 12.1/13.3-inch TFT (Thin-Film Transistor) color LCD display with 1024x768 XGA (Extended Video Graphics Array) resolution. 64 MB integrated video memory. Simultaneous display on LCD and external monitor, which is useful when you have a presentation as you can control the screen from your computer and face the audience at the same time.

  • Page 51: Connecting An External Monitor

    Your computer has been set to a default resolution and number of colors before shipment. You can view and change display settings through your operating system. See your operating system documentation or online help for specific information. For displaying in higher resolutions, you can connect an external CRT monitor that supports higher resolutions.

  • Page 52: Using The Audio Features

    Using the Audio Features NOTES: To take advantage of the enhanced audio capabilities, the audio driver supplied with your computer must be installed (see chapter 6 for details). If you experience interference while recording, try lowering the microphone recording volume. The audio subsystem of your computer features: Digital audio and analog mixing functions required for recording and playing sound on your computer...

  • Page 53: Connecting Audio Devices

    Connecting Audio Devices For higher audio quality, you can send or receive sound through external audio devices. Microphone Connector ( ) can be connected to an external microphone for recording voice or sound. Audio Output Connector ( ) can be connected to the line-in connector of powered speakers with built-in amplifiers, headphones, or earphone set.

  • Page 54: Using The Communication Features, Using The Lan

    Using the Communication Features Using the LAN NOTE for Windows 2000: To take advantage of the LAN feature, the LAN driver supplied with your computer must be installed. The internal 100Base-T LAN (Local Area Network) module allows you to connect your computer to a network. It supports data transfer rate up to 100 Mbps.

  • Page 55: Using The Wireless Lan

    Using the Wireless LAN Depending on your model, an internal Mini PCI wireless LAN (WLAN) card may have been pre-installed by your computer manufacturer at the factory. This card allows you to access corporate networks or the Internet in a wireless environment. The WLAN features include: IEEE 802.11b standard compliance 2.4 GHz DSSS (Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum) technology...

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    Turning Off/On the WLAN NOTE: The FAA (Federal Aviation Agency) has deemed it unsafe to operate wireless devices in aircraft as this may interfere with flight safety. Remember to select turn off wireless LAN when using your computer in the airplane. Upon booting-up your computer, the WLAN function is on.

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    Your computer can send and receive data via a mobile network using the GSM protocol. To send or receive data over a GSM network, you must have an account with a service provider that supports GSM data services, and the service provider must enable the data features on your account.

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    positions accurate to a matter of meters. In fact, with advanced forms of GPS you can make measurements to better than a centimeter! In a sense it is like giving every square meter on the planet a unique address. Here's how GPS works in five logical steps: The basis of GPS is "triangulation"...

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    2-26 Operating Your Computer...

  • Page 60: Chapter 3 Managing Power

    CHAPTER Managing Power Your computer operates either on external AC power or internal battery power. This chapter tells you how you can effectively manage power. To maintain optimal battery performance, it is important that you use the battery in the proper way. The topics in this chapter include: What is an AC adapter How to charge the battery pack...

  • Page 61: Ac Adapter

    AC Adapter CAUTION: The AC adapter is designed for use with your computer only. Connecting the AC adapter to another device can damage the adapter. The AC power cord supplied with your computer is for use in the country where you purchased your computer.

  • Page 62: Battery Pack, Charging The Battery Pack

    Battery Pack The battery pack is the internal power source for the computer. It is rechargeable using the AC adapter. The operating time of a fully charged battery pack depends on how you are using the computer. When your applications often access peripherals, you will experience a shorter operating time.

  • Page 63: Initializing The Battery Pack, Checking The Battery Level

    Initializing the Battery Pack You need to initialize a new battery pack before using it for the first time or when the actual operating time of a battery pack is much less than expected. Initializing is the process of fully charging, discharging, and then charging.

  • Page 64: Replacing The Battery Pack

    Replacing the Battery Pack CAUTION: There is danger of explosion if the battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace the battery only with the computer manufacturer’s optional battery packs. Discard used batteries according to the dealer’s instructions. Do not attempt to disassemble the battery pack. If you often rely on battery power for a long period of time while traveling, you may consider the purchase of an additional battery pack from your dealer and keep it with you in a fully charged state as a backup.

  • Page 65: Battery Low Signals And Actions

    Battery Low Signals and Actions Battery Low occurs when the battery has approximately 10% (Windows default setting) of its charge remaining. The computer gives warning beeps or messages and the Battery Charge Indicator ( ) blinks red to alert you to take actions. NOTE: You can set up your threshold and signals of Battery Low under Windows.

  • Page 66: Power Management

    Power Management Your computer supports ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) for power management. The power management feature allows you to reduce the power consumption for energy saving. With an ACPI-compliant operating system such as Windows 2000 and Windows XP, power supply to different computer components is controlled on an as-needed basis.

  • Page 67: Hibernation

    When you use the hibernation feature, you do not have to close the applications. The computer stores the state of your computer to a file on the hard disk and then shut down. The next time you turn on your computer, you return to exactly where you left off.

  • Page 68: Power-saving Tips

    Power-Saving Tips In addition to your computer’s automatic power management, you can do your part to maximize the battery’s operating time by following these suggestions. Do not disable Power Management. Decrease the LCD brightness to the lowest comfortable level. Disable the parallel and serial ports if no devices are connected to these ports.

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  • Page 70: Expanding Your Computer

    CHAPTER Expanding Your Computer You can expand the capabilities of your computer by connecting other peripheral devices. When using a device, be sure to read the instructions accompanying the device together with the relevant section in this chapter. This chapter gives guidelines on installing and using these devices: External monitor USB device Serial device...

  • Page 71: Connecting An External Monitor

    Connecting an External Monitor If you want the benefits of a larger display screen with higher resolution, you can connect an external CRT monitor to your computer. Follow this procedure to connect an external monitor: 1. Make sure that the computer is not turned on. 2.

  • Page 72: Connecting A Usb Device

    Connecting a USB Device NOTE: To take advantage of the USB 2.0 feature, the USB 2.0 driver supplied with your computer must be installed (see chapter 6). Your computer has four USB ports that supports transfer rates up to 12 MB/s for USB 1.1 devices and 480 MB/s for USB 2.0 devices, such as digital camera, scanner, printer, modem, and mouse.

  • Page 73: Connecting A Serial Device-

    Connecting a Serial Device Your computer has a serial port for connecting a serial device such as an external modem. Follow this procedure to connect a serial device: 1. Make sure the “COM1 Ports” item is set properly in the SCU program.

  • Page 74: Connecting An Ir Or Bluetooth-compliant Device

    Connecting an IR or Bluetooth-compliant Device NOTE: To take advantage of the Bluetooth feature, the Bluetooth driver supplied with your computer must be installed (see chapter 6 for details). Your computer has an IR (infrared) / Bluetooth port for connecting an infrared-equipped / Bluetooth-compliant device wirelessly such as another computer, printer, or PDA (Personal Digital Assistant).

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    Expanding Your Computer...

  • Page 76: Connecting An Ieee 1394 Device

    Connecting an IEEE 1394 Device Your computer has an IEEE 1394 port on the right side of the computer for connecting 1394 devices. IEEE 1394 is the next-generation serial bus standard, featuring high-speed data transfer, multi-channel communication link, and “Hot Plug”...

  • Page 77: Connecting A Video Capture Device

    Connecting a Video Capture Device NOTE: To take advantage of the AV input port, the Video Capture driver supplied with your computer must be installed (see chapter 6 for details). Your computer has an AV input port on the rear of the computer for connecting a video capture device such as high-quality CCD, as well as consumer electronic equipment such as DVCAM and VCR.

  • Page 78: System Memory Upgrade, Chapter 4 Expanding Your Computer

    System Memory Upgrade You can upgrade your computer by changing system memory to a maximum of 1 GB on the two 200-pin PC2100 DDR SO-DIMM slots. However, to avoid damage during the installation procedure, please ask your dealer for help. Expanding Your Computer...

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    4-10 Expanding Your Computer...

  • Page 80: Chapter 5 Setup Configuration Utility (scu)

    CHAPTER Setup Configuration Utility (SCU) SCU is a program for configuring the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) settings of the computer. BIOS is a layer of software, called firmware, that translates instructions from other layers of software into instructions that the computer hardware can understand.

  • Page 81: When And How To Use The Scu Program, Starting Scu

    When and How to Use the SCU Program When to Use You need to run the SCU program when: You see an error message on the screen requesting you to run Setup. You want to restore the factory default settings. You want to modify some specific settings according to the hardware.

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    The menu can be divided into four areas: On the top line is the menu bar containing the titles of the available menus. Each menu title brings a specific menu. The center left column of the menu contains information regarding the current settings of the system.

  • Page 83: Moving Around And Making Selections

    Moving Around and Making Selections A brief description of keyboard usage is listed next: Function ←, → Selects a menu title. ↑, ↓ 1) Selects an item or option. 2) Brings up/down the value. Enter 1) Brings up the sub-menu when available. 2) Opens or closes the options window when an item is selected.

  • Page 84: Startup Menu

    Startup Menu The Startup menu contains the basic configuration setting of the system, the sequence of the devices to be searched for the operating system, and a security setting that safeguards your system against unauthorized use. Date and Time Setup Configuration Utility (SCU)

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    Sets the system time (Hour, Minute, Second) and date (Month, Day, Year). Boot Device Sets the first, second, third, and fourth booting device. The system will try to boot from the first device but if it is not available, will try the next boot device.

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    Set Password Allows you to set the password for your system. When typing the Num Lk password, first make sure that is off, then type your password in Enter the entry fields and press . Confirm your password by typing it again Enter and pressing Setup Configuration Utility (SCU)

  • Page 87: Disks Menu

    Disks Menu The Disks menu contains a security setting that safeguards your system against viruses. Virus Alert Sets if a warning message will appear when the hard disk boot sector (partition table) has been changed. A checkmark ( ) indicates enabled, while an underline (_) indicates disabled.

  • Page 88: Components Menu

    Components Menu The Components menu contains a security setting that safeguards your system against viruses. COM Ports Setup Configuration Utility (SCU)

  • Page 89: Lpt Port

    Allows you to configure the IR port of the computer. COM1/2/3/4 Settings sets the I/O (Input/Output) address and the Interrupt ReQuest line (IRQ) settings of the IR port. The options are Disabled; COM1, 3F8, IRQ4; COM2, 2F8, IRQ3; COM3, 3E8, IRQ6;...

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    Port Address sets the I/O address and the interrupt request line settings of the parallel port. The options are None; LPT1, 378, IRQ 7; LPT2, 278, IRQ 5;and LPT3, 3BC, IRQ 7. Default setting is LPT1, 378, IRQ 7. Port Definition sets the operating mode for the parallel port according to the type of the parallel device to be connected.

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    The Enable USB Port sub-item enables or disables the USB port in DOS mode. The options are enable and disable. A [X] mark indicates enable, while blank [ ] indicates disable. Default setting is enable. The USB Keyboard sub-item enables or disables the USB keyboard in DOS mode.

  • Page 92: Exit Menu

    Exit Menu The Exit menu allows you to leave the SCU program. After finished with your settings, you must save and exit so that the new settings can take effect. Save and Exit saves the changes you have made and exit the SCU program.

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    5-14 Setup Configuration Utility (SCU)

  • Page 94: Chapter 6 Installing Software Drivers

    CHAPTER Installing Software Drivers To take full advantage of the unique features of your computer, some operating systems require custom software, known as drivers, to be installed. If you purchased the computer with Windows pre-installed, your dealer may have already installed the drivers. If not, you need to install the drivers using the CD supplied with your computer.

  • Page 95: How To Use The Cd

    How to Use the CD NOTES: • The drivers may have been updated after this manual was published. For driver upgrade, please contact your dealer. • You can always find README or document files on the CD. These files contain the latest information from the software supplier.

  • Page 96: Installing Drivers For Windows 2000

    Installing Drivers for Windows 2000 To set up the necessary drivers for Windows 2000, click on “Windows 2K” on the initial screen. The following screen appears: To install the necessary driver, just click on the particular option and follow the onscreen instructions to continue and complete installation. Application Installs the Intel®...

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    Allows you to select high-resolution displays with richer colors. It can drive LCD displays as well as CRT displays. Audio Allows you to take full advantage of the audio subsystem. Upon clicking “Next Page,” the following screen appears: USB 2.0 Allows your system to connect to USB 2.0 devices.

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    NOTE: An extensive on screen instructions is provided, follow the steps outlined to install the driver. Upon clicking “Next Page,” the following screen appears: Mini-PCI Installs the WLAN driver allows you to use the internal Mini PCI WLAN card. NOTE: An extensive on screen instructions is provided, follow the steps outlined to install the driver.

  • Page 99: Touchscreen Driver

    NOTE: An extensive on screen instructions is provided, follow the steps outlined to install the driver. Bluetooth Allows you to use the bluetooth port to connect to bluetooth-compliant devices. Touchscreen Driver To install the touch screen driver, perform the following: 1.

  • Page 100: Installing Drivers For Windows Xp

    Installing Drivers for Windows XP To set up the necessary drivers for Windows XP, click on “Windows XP” on the initial screen. The following screen appears: To install the necessary driver, just click on the particular option and follow the onscreen instructions to continue and complete installation. Application Installs the Intel®...

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    Audio Allows you to take full advantage of the audio subsystem. USB 2.0 Allows your system to connect to USB 2.0 devices. Upon clicking “Next Page,” the following screen appears: Touchpad Allows you to take full advantage of the touchpad features.

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    Touchscreen Allows you to use your fingers as a pointing device (refer to the next section for further instructions). Upon clicking “Next Page,” the following screen appears: USB-to-LAN Allows you to use the network function of the computer through the optional docking station (if connected).

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    Touchscreen Driver To install the touchscreen driver, perform the following: 1. Insert the driver CD into the drive. 2. Click on “Windows XP”, then “Touchscreen” and follow the onscreen instructions to continue. 3. Click on ”Start,” then “Control Panel.” 6-10 Installing Software Drivers...

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    4. Click on the “Performance and Maintenance” category. Installing Software Drivers 6-11...

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    5. Click on “System.” 6-12 Installing Software Drivers...

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    6. Click on “Hardware” folder, then click on “Device Manager.” Installing Software Drivers 6-13...

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    7. Click on “? Unknown device,” then click on the “Properties” icon. 6-14 Installing Software Drivers...

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    8. Click on “Reinstall Driver.” 9. When the “Hardware Update Wizard” appears, select “Install the software automatically [Recommended],” then click on “Next.” Installing Software Drivers 6-15...

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    10. Click on “Continue Anyway.” 6-16 Installing Software Drivers...

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    11. Click on “Finish.” Installing Software Drivers 6-17...

  • Page 111: Touchscreen Utility

    12. When the “PenMount DMC9000 and DMC9100 Properties” screen appears, click on “Close” to exit the driver installation. Touchscreen Utility To install the touchscreen utility, perform the following: 1. Insert the driver CD into the drive. 6-18 Installing Software Drivers...

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    2. Click on “Start”, then “Run.” 3. Enter the following directory on the driver CD: \TSRC\Setup.exe, then click on “OK.” 4. Select “Yes” to the question if this is the first time to run this setup. 5. When the “InstallShield Wizard” appears, click on “Next” to continue. 6.

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    6-20 Installing Software Drivers...

  • Page 114: Chapter 7 Caring For The Computer

    CHAPTER Caring for the Computer Taking good care of your computer will ensure a trouble-free operation and reduce the risk of damage to your computer. This chapter gives you guidelines covering these areas of maintenance: How to protect the computer What to note when using and storing the computer How to clean the computer What to note when using the battery pack...

  • Page 115: Protecting The Computer, Using The Password

    Protecting the Computer To safeguard the integrity of your computer data as well as the computer itself, you can protect the computer in several ways as described in this section. Using the Password The power-on password protects your computer against unauthorized use.

  • Page 116: Taking Care Of The Computer, Location Guidelines, General Guidelines

    Taking Care of the Computer Location Guidelines Use the computer where the temperature is between 0 °C (32 °F) and 50 °C (122 °F). Avoid placing the computer in a location subject to high humidity, extreme temperatures, mechanical vibration, direct sunlight, or heavy dust.

  • Page 117: Cleaning Guidelines, Battery Pack Guidelines

    Cleaning Guidelines Never clean the computer with its power on. Use a soft cloth moistened with water or a non-alkaline detergent to wipe the exterior of the computer. Gently wipe the display with a soft, lint-free cloth. Do not use alcohol or detergent on the display.

  • Page 118: When Traveling

    When Traveling Before traveling with your computer, make a backup of your hard disk data into floppy disks or other storage devices. As an added precaution, bring along an extra copy of your important data. Make sure the battery pack is fully charged. Make sure the computer is turned off.

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    Caring for the Computer...

  • Page 120: Chapter 8 Troubleshooting

    CHAPTER Troubleshooting Hardware, software, or a combination of both can cause computer problems. When you encounter any problem, it might be a typical problem that can easily be solved. This chapter tells you what actions to take when solving common computer problems.

  • Page 121: Preliminary Checklist

    Preliminary Checklist Here are helpful hints to follow before you take further actions when you encounter any problem: Try to isolate which part of the computer is causing the problem. Make sure that you turn on all peripheral devices before turning on the computer.

  • Page 122: Solving Common Problems

    Solving Common Problems For easy reference, the problems are divided into these categories. Problem Type Go to Battery Problems P. 8-4 CD R-W / DVD-Combo Drive Problems P. 8-4 Display Problems P. 8-5 Fingerprint Recognition Problems P. 8-7 Hardware Device Problems P.

  • Page 123: Battery Problems, Cd R-w / Dvd-combo Drive Problems

    Battery Problems The battery does not charge (Battery Charge indicator does not light amber). Make sure that the AC adapter is properly connected. Make sure that the battery is not too hot or cold. Allow time for the battery pack to return to room temperature. Make sure that the battery pack is installed correctly.

  • Page 124: Display Problems

    You cannot eject a CD. The CD is not properly seated in the drive. Manually release the CD following the method described next: 1. Turn off the system. 2. Insert a small rod, such as a straightened paperclip, into the drive’s manual eject hole and push firmly to release the tray.

  • Page 125

    The brightness level might be too low. Increase brightness by Fn+F6 pressing The display output might be set to an external device. To switch the display back to the LCD, press , or change the display through the settings in Display Properties. Reset the computer by pressing the keyboard BIOS reset switch on Ctrl the left side of the computer or by pressing...

  • Page 126: Fingerprint Recognition Problems, Hardware Device Problems

    Switch the display to the monitor by pressing or change the display through the settings in Display Properties. Simultaneous display/multi-display does not work. Make sure that you turn on the external monitor before turning on the computer. Press to toggle through the display options or change the settings in Display Properties in Windows.

  • Page 127: Hard Disk Drive Problems, Infrared Problems

    Hard Disk Drive Problems The hard disk drive error message appears on the screen. Insert a bootable diskette and check the integrity of your hard drive. The hard disk drive has defects. Ask your dealer for help. The hard disk drive operations seem slow. The data files stored on the hard disk drive may be fragmented.

  • Page 128: Lan Problems, Keyboard, Mouse And Touchpad Problems

    Make sure that the IR ports are clean. Keyboard, Mouse and Touchpad Problems The keyboard does not respond. Try connecting an external keyboard. If it works, contact an authorized dealer, as the internal keyboard cable might be loose. The numeric keypad is disabled. Num Lk Make sure that the is switched on.

  • Page 129: Wlan Problems

    WLAN Problems I cannot use the WLAN feature. Make sure that the Mini PCI WLAN card is correctly installed. Make sure that the necessary driver(s) is correctly installed. Make sure that the WLAN feature is turned on. Transmission quality is poor. Your computer may be in an out-of-range situation.

  • Page 130: Modem Problems

    If the operating radio channel is in poor quality, change the Access Point and all the wireless station(s) within the BSSID to another radio channel. Your computer may be in an out-of-range situation. Move your computer closer to the Access Point it is associated with. Make sure that your computer is configured with the same security option (encryption) to the Access Point.

  • Page 131: Power Management Problems (for Windows), Printer Problems, Power Management Problems (for Windows)

    Power Management Problems (for Windows) The computer does not enter Standby or Hibernation mode automatically. If you have a connection to another computer, the computer does not enter Standby or Hibernation mode if the connection is actively in use. Make sure that the Standby or Hibernation time-out is enabled. The computer does not enter Standby or Hibernation mode immediately.

  • Page 132: Software Problems, Sound Problems

    Make sure that the printer port is enabled in the SCU program. The printer prints garbled information. Make sure that the printer driver is correctly installed. Make sure that the printer cable is properly connected. Software Problems An application program does not work correctly. Make sure that the software is correctly installed.

  • Page 133: Startup Problems

    The external microphone or audio device does not work. Make sure that the microphone is connected to the proper connector on the computer. Make sure that your computer is equipped with the driver needed. Click the speaker symbol on the taskbar and check the Windows volume control.

  • Page 134: Other Problems

    If you are booting from the hard disk, make sure that there is no floppy disk in the floppy disk drive. If there is, remove it and restart the system. If this message appears when you are booting from the hard disk, insert a bootable disk in the floppy disk drive and check the condition of the hard disk.

  • Page 135: Resetting The Computer

    Resetting the Computer You may have to reset (reboot) your computer on some occasions when an error occurs and the program you are using hangs up. If the system operation seems to hang up, first wait. It is possible that the system is processing data.

  • Page 136: Specifications

    APPENDIX Specifications NOTE: Specifications are subject to change without any prior notices. Parts Specifications Intel Mobile Pentium 4 Processor-M series microprocessor, µ-FCPGA package, 1.7 GHz; Front Side Bus (FSB) 400 MHz with SpeedStep function Cache Memory L2 512 KB on-die ROM BIOS 512 KB Flash EEPROM, PC2001-compliant System...

  • Page 137

    Parts Specifications I/O ports On left side IR port and Bluetooth port, Mic-in, Line-out On right side IEEE 1394 port, two USB ports, RJ-11 fax/modem port On rear side DVI-I port, serial port, docking port for Port Replicator / car mount, two USB ports, AV input port, AC-in On keyboard panel Fingerprint recognition system...

  • Page 138

    APPENDIX Fingerprint Recognition System Your system features a fingerprint recognition system that can: • display fingerprint images derived from the sensor IC • enroll new users • extract fingerprint templates from raw images, and store them in a local database •...

  • Page 139: Finger Placement

    Finger Placement When placing a finger to be enrolled or identified, slide the cover to expose the sensor matrix surface, then use a light, but firm and steady pressure. Avoid moving your finger during the scan, and be sure that you are making contact with the “sensor matrix”...

  • Page 140

    Using the Application NOTE: To take advantage of the fingerprint recognition system, the driver and utility supplied with your computer must be installed (see chapter 6 for details). Double-click on the icon located on your Windows’ system tray. The main menu appears. The following program options are available: •...

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    Fingerprint Recognition System...

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