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  • Page 1: Asus Desktop Pc

    ASUS Desktop PC P30AD User Manual...

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    Product warranty or service will not be extended if: (1) the product is repaired, modified or altered, unless such repair, modification of alteration is authorized in writing by ASUS; or (2) the serial number of the product is defaced or missing.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Notices ......................5 Safety information ..................8 Conventions used in this guide ..............9 Where to find more information ..............9 Package contents ..................10 Chapter 1 Getting started Welcome! ......................11 Getting to know your computer ..............11 Setting up your computer ................15 Turning your computer ON ................

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    Turning your Desktop PC OFF ..............55 Putting your Desktop PC to sleep ..............55 Entering the BIOS Setup ................56 Recovering your system ................57 ASUS contact information ASUS contact information ................60...

  • Page 5: Notices

    Notices ASUS Recycling/Takeback Services ASUS recycling and takeback programs come from our commitment to the highest standards for protecting our environment. We believe in providing solutions for you to be able to responsibly recycle our products, batteries, other components, as well as the packaging materials.

  • Page 6: Canadian Department Of Communications Statement

    IC: Canadian Compliance Statement Complies with the Canadian ICES-003 Class B specifications. This device complies with RSS 10 of Industry Canada. This Class B device meets all the requirements of the Canadian interference-causing equipment regulations. This device complies with Industry Canada license exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and () this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.

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    RF Equipment Notices CE: European Community Compliance Statement The equipment complies with the RF Exposure Requirement 1999/519/EC, Council Recommendation of 1 July 1999 on the limitation of exposure of the general public to electromagnetic fields (0–300 GHz). This wireless device complies with the R&TTE Directive. Wireless Radio Use This device is restricted to indoor use when operating in the 5.15 to 5.25 GHz frequency band.

  • Page 8: Safety Information

    Safety information Disconnect the AC power and peripherals before cleaning. Wipe the Desktop PC using a clean cellulose sponge or chamois cloth dampened with solution of nonabrasive detergent and a few drops of warm water then remove any extra moisture with a dry cloth. DO NOT place on uneven or unstable work surfaces.

  • Page 9: Conventions Used In This Guide

    Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software updates. ASUS websites The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and software products. Refer to the ASUS website ASUS Local Technical Support Visit ASUS website at for the contact information of local Technical Support Engineer.

  • Page 10: Package Contents

    Package contents ASUS Desktop PC Keyboard x1 Mouse x1 Power cord x1 Support DVD x1 (Optional) Recovery DVD x1 (Optional) Installation Guide x1 Warranty card x1 • If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.

  • Page 11: Chapter 1 Getting Started

    All these values are encapsulated in a stylish system casing. Read the ASUS Warranty Card before setting up your ASUS Desktop PC. Getting to know your computer Illustrations are for reference only. The ports and their locations, and the chassis color vary with different models.

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    Slim ODD. This bay is for a slim size optical drive. Power button. Press this button to turn the system on. Headphone port. This Line In (lime) port connects a headphone with a stereo mini-plug. Microphone port. This Mic (pink) port connects a microphone. USB 3.0 ports.

  • Page 13: Rear Panel

    USB 3.0 devices. Microphone port (pink). This port connects a microphone. Line Out port (lime). This port connects a headphone or a speaker. In 4.1- channel, 5.1-channel, and 7.1-channel configurations, the function of this port becomes Front Speaker Out. ASUS P30AD...

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    Line In port (light blue). This port connects the tape, CD, DVD player, or other audio sources. Refer to the audio configuration table below for the function of the audio ports in 2.1, 4.1, 5.1, or 7.1-channel configuration. Audio 2.1, 4.1, 5.1, or 7.1-channel configuration Headset 2.1- Port 4.1-channel...

  • Page 15: Setting Up Your Computer

    Connecting an external monitor Using the ASUS Graphics Card (on selected models only) Connect your monitor to the display output port on the discrete ASUS Graphics Card. To connect an external monitor using the ASUS Graphics Card: Connect a monitor to a display output port on the ASUS Graphics Card.

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    HDMI monitor to the HDMI port on the rear panel of your computer. Plug the monitor to a power source. If your computer comes with an ASUS Graphics Card, the graphics card is set as the primary display device in the BIOS. Hence, connect your monitor to a display output port on the graphics card.

  • Page 17: Connecting The Power Cord

    Connect a USB keyboard and a USB mouse to the USB ports on the rear panel of your computer. Connecting the power cord Connect one end of the power cord to the power connector on the rear panel of your computer and the other end to a power source. ASUS P30AD...

  • Page 18: Turning Your Computer On

    Turning your computer ON This section describes how to turn on your computer after setting up your computer. Turning your computer ON To turn your computer ON: Turn your monitor ON. Press the power button on your computer. Power button Wait until the operating system loads automatically.

  • Page 19: Chapter 2 Connecting Devices To Your Computer

    When the Safe to Remove Hardware message pops up, remove the USB storage device from your computer. DO NOT remove a USB storage device when data transfer is in progress. Doing so may cause data loss or damage the USB storage device. ASUS P30AD...

  • Page 20: Connecting Microphone And Speakers

    Connecting microphone and speakers This desktop PC comes with microphone ports and speaker ports on both the front and rear panels. The audio I/O ports located on the rear panel allow you to connect .1-channel, 4.1- channel, 5.1-channel, and 7.1-channel stereo speakers. Connecting Headphone and Mic Connecting 2.1-channel Speakers Chapter 3: Connecting devices to your computer...

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    Connecting 4.1-channel Speakers Connecting 5.1-channel Speakers Connecting 7.1-channel Speakers ASUS P30AD...

  • Page 22: Connecting Multiple External Displays

    Connecting multiple external displays Your desktop PC may come with VGA, HDMI ports and allows you to connect multiple external displays. When a graphics card is installed in your computer, connect the monitors on the output ports of the graphics card. Setting up multiple displays When using multiple monitors, you are allowed to set display modes.

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    This increases your desktop space. • Show desktop only on 1 / 2: Select this option to show desktop only on monitor 1 or monitor . Click Apply or OK, then click Keep Changes on the confirmation message. ASUS P30AD...

  • Page 24: Connecting An Hdtv

    Connecting an HDTV Connect a High Definition TV (HDTV) to the HDMI port of your computer. • You need an HDMI cable to connect the HDTV and the computer. The HDMI cable is purchased separately. • To get the best display performance, ensure that your HDMI cable is less than 15 meters.

  • Page 25: Chapter 3 Using Your Computer

    • Use your Desktop PC in a comfortably-lit area, and keep it away from sources of glare such as windows and straight sunlight. • Take regular mini-breaks from using your Desktop PC. ASUS P30AD...

  • Page 26: Using The Memory Card Reader

    Using the memory card reader Digital cameras and other digital imaging devices use memory cards to store digital picture or media files. The built-in memory card reader on the front panel of your system allows you to read from and write to different memory card drives. To use the memory card: Press PUSH on the front I/O ports cover to open it.

  • Page 27: Using The Optical Drive

    Hover your mouse pointer over the lower left corner of Windows desktop then right-click ® on the Start screen’s thumbnail. From the pop-up menu, click File Explorer to open the Computer screen. Remove the disc from the disc tray. ASUS P30AD...

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    Chapter 4: Using your computer...

  • Page 29: Chapter 4 Connecting To The Internet

    DSL/cable modem. Modem RJ-45 cable Turn on the DSL/cable modem and your computer. Configure the necessary Internet connection settings. Contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) for details or assistance in setting up your Internet connection. ASUS P30AD...

  • Page 30: Connecting Via A Local Area Network (lan)

    Connecting via a local area network (LAN) To connect via a LAN: Connect one end of an RJ-45 cable to the LAN (RJ-45) port on the rear panel of your computer and the other end to your LAN. RJ-45 cable Turn on your computer.

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    Open Network ® and Sharing Center. From the Open Network and Sharing Center screen, click Change Adapter settings. Right-click on your LAN and select Properties. Click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click Properties. ASUS P30AD...

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    Click Obtain an IP address automatically and click OK. Continue to the next steps if you are using PPPoE connection. Return to the Network and Sharing Center and then click Set up a new connection or network. Select Connect to the Internet and click Next.

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    Repeat steps 1 to 4 of the previous section Configuring a dynamic IP/PPPoE network connection. Click Use the following IP address. Enter the IP address, Subnet mask and Gateway from your service provider. If needed, enter the preferred DNS Server address and alternative address. When done, click OK. ASUS P30AD...

  • Page 34: Wireless Connection (on Selected Models Only)

    • To increase the range and sensitivity of the wireless radio signal, connect the external antennas to the antenna connectors on the ASUS WLAN Card. • Place the antennas on the top of your computer for the best wireless performance.

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    Hover you mouse pointer on the upper or lower right of the screen. On your keyboard, press + <c>. Charms bar From the Charms bar, select Settings and click the network icon Select the network that you want to connect to from the list. Click Connect. ASUS P30AD...

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    Chapter 5: Connecting to the Internet...

  • Page 37: Chapter 5 Troubleshooting

    • Connect the external antennas (optional) to the antenna connectors on the ASUS WLAN Card and place the antennas on the top of your computer chassis for the best wireless performance. The arrow keys on the number key pad are not working.

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    No display on the monitor. • Check if the monitor is powered on. • Ensure that your monitor is properly connected to the video output port on your computer. • If your computer comes with a discrete graphics card, ensure that you connect your monitor to a video output port on the discrete graphics card.

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    Hover your mouse pointer over the lower left corner of Windows desktop then ® right-click on the Start screen’s thumbnail. From the pop-up menu, click File Explorer to open the Computer screen. Right-click , then click Eject from the menu. ASUS P30AD...

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    • Ensure that the power cord is Your computer’s power properly connected. cord is not properly connected. • Use other compatible power cord. Contact the ASUS Service Center PSU (Power supply unit) about installing another PSU on your problems computer. Display...

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    Ensure the LAN LED is on. If not, try another LAN cable. If it still does LAN cable problems not work, contact the ASUS service center. Your computer is not Ensure that your computer is properly Cannot access properly connected to a connected to a router or hub.

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    Computer virus attack computer. • Reinstall the operating system. • Send the damaged hard disk drive to ASUS Service Center for Hard disk drive failure servicing. • Replace with a new hard disk drive. • Contact the ASUS Service Center...

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    • Contact the ASUS Service Center Contact the ASUS Service Center for assistance. If the problem still persists, refer to your Desktop PC’s warranty card and contact the ASUS Service Center. Visit the ASUS Support site at for the service center information.

  • Page 44: User Manual

    ASUS Desktop PC Windows 8.1 User Manual Appendix Windows 8.1 User Manual ® E8607 First Edition August 013 Copyright © ASUSTeK Computer Inc. All Rights Reserved...

  • Page 45: Starting For The First Time

    Windows®8.1 functionalities. Windows 8.1 lock screen ® The Windows®8.1 lock screen may appear when your Desktop PC enters the Windows®8.1 operating system. To proceed, tap on the lock screen or press any key on your Desktop PC's keyboard. ASUS Desktop PC...

  • Page 46: Using The Windows ® Ui

    Using the Windows ® The Windows User Interface (UI) is the tile-based display used in Windows 8.1. It includes ® ® the following features you can use while working on your Desktop PC. Start screen The Start screen appears after successfully signing in to your user account. It helps organize all the programs and applications you need in just one place.

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    Onscreen hotspots allow you to launch programs and access the settings of your Desktop PC. The functions in these hotspots can be activated using your mouse. Hotspots on a running app Hotspots on the Start screen Refer to the next page for the Hotspots’ functions. ASUS Desktop PC...

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    Hotspot Action upper left corner Hover your mouse pointer then click on the recent app’s thumbnail to go back to that app. Move your mouse pointer down to display all the running apps. lower left corner From a running app screen: Hover your mouse pointer on the lower left corner then to go back to the Start screen.

  • Page 49: Working With Windows ® Apps

    Drag then drop the app to the bottom of the screen to close it. Drag then drop the app to the bottom of the screen to close it. • From the running app’s screen, press �Alt�� �� �F4��. From the running app’s screen, press �Alt�� �� �F4��. ASUS Desktop PC...

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    Accessing the All Apps screen From the All Apps screen, you can configure an apps settings or pin an app to the Start screen or to the Desktop mode taskbar. Launching the All Apps screen • On the Start screen, click •...

  • Page 51: Charms Bar

    Charms bar looks like once activated. Use your Desktop PC’s mouse or keyboard to launch the Charms bar. • Move your mouse pointer on the upper or lower right corner of the screen. • Press + <C>. + <C>. >. ASUS Desktop PC...

  • Page 52: Inside The Charms Bar

    Inside the Charms bar Search This charm allows you to look for files, applications, or programs in your Desktop PC. Share This charm allows you to share applications via social networking sites or email. Start This charm reverts the display back to the Start screen. From the Start screen, you can also use this to revert back to a recently opened app.

  • Page 53: Snap Feature

    Using your keyboard + < . �� �� left or right key to place the first app on • Launch an app then press the left or right side of the display panel. ASUS Desktop PC...

  • Page 54: Other Keyboard Shortcuts

    Other keyboard shortcuts Using your keyboard, you can also use the following shortcuts to help you launch applications and navigate Windows 8.1. ® Switches between the Start screen and the last running app. Launches the desktop. + <D> Launches the Computer window on the desktop. + <E>...

  • Page 55: Turning Your Desktop Pc Off

    If your Desktop PC is unresponsive, press and hold the power button for at least four (4) seconds until your Desktop PC turns off. Putting your Desktop PC to sleep To put your Desktop PC on Sleep mode, press the Power button once. ASUS Desktop PC...

  • Page 56: Entering The Bios Setup

    Entering the BIOS Setup BIOS (Basic Input and Output System) stores system hardware settings that are needed for system startup in the Desktop PC. In normal circumstances, the default BIOS settings apply to most conditions to ensure optimal performance. Do not change the default BIOS settings except in the following circumstances: •...

  • Page 57: Recovering Your System

    To create a USB recovery drive: Launch the Control Panel from the All Apps screen. For details, refer to Launching the All Apps screen under Working with Windows apps. ® From the Control Panel’s System and Security, click Find and fix problems. ASUS Desktop PC...

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    Click Recovery > Create a recovery drive. Click Copy the recovery partition from the PC to the recovery drive and then click Next. Select the USB storage device where you want to copy the recovery files. Click Next. Click Create. Wait for a while for the process to complete.

  • Page 59: Removing Everything And Reinstalling Windows

    Click Settings > PC Settings > Update and recovery > Recovery. Scroll down to view the Remove everything and reinstall Windows option. Under this option, click Get Started. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the reinstallation and reset process. ASUS Desktop PC...

  • Page 60: Asus Contact Information Asus Contact Information

    +1-510-739-3777 +1-510-608-4555 Web site Technical Support Telephone +1-81-8-787 Support fax +1-81-84-0883 Online support ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria) Address Harkort Str. 1-3, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany +49-10-959931 Web site www.asus/de Online contact Technical Support Telephone (Component) +49-10-5789555...

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