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Satellite C650/C655/C665
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    User’s Manual Satellite C650/C655/C665 Satellite Pro C650/C665 Series...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Copyright..........v Disclaimer .

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    Writing CD/DVDs......... 4-10 TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER ....... . . 4-16 Media care .

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    TOSHIBA support ........

  • Page 5: Copyright

    Intel Corporation. Windows, Microsoft and Windows logo are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Bluetooth is a trademark owned by its proprietor and used by TOSHIBA under license. HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.

  • Page 6: Fcc Information

    Only peripherals complying with the FCC class B limits may be attached to this equipment. Operation with non-compliant peripherals or peripherals not recommended by TOSHIBA is likely to result in interference to radio and TV reception. Shielded cables must be used between the external devices and the computer’s external monitor port, Universal Serial Bus...

  • Page 7: Eu Declaration Of Conformity

    This product is carrying the CE-Mark in accordance with the related European Directives. Responsible for CE-Marking is TOSHIBA Europe GmbH, Hammfelddamm 8, 41460 Neuss, Germany. The complete and official EU Declaration of Conformity can be found on TOSHIBA’s web site on the Internet. CE compliance...

  • Page 8: Video Standard Notice

    Note that Canadian Department of Communications (DOC) regulations provide, that changes or modifications not expressly approved by TOSHIBA Corporation could void your authority to operate this equipment. This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causng Equipment Regulations.

  • Page 9: Following Information Is Only Valid For Eu-member States

    For more detailed information about the collection and recycling programmes available in your country, please visit our website ( or contact your local city office or the shop where you purchased the product. Disposal of batteries and/or accumulators...

  • Page 10: Reach - Compliance Statement

    The new European Union (EU) chemical regulation, REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals), entered into force on 1 June 2007. TOSHIBA will meet all REACH requirements and is committed to provide our customers with information about the chemical substances in our products according to REACH regulation.

  • Page 11

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  • Page 12: Precautions

    HITACHI-LG Data Storage, Inc. GT30F/30N ■ Hitachi-LG Data Storage, Inc. 22-23,KAIGAN 3-CHOME, MINATO-KU,TOKYO,108-0022 JAPAN Precautions CAUTION: This appliance contains a laser system and is classified as a "CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT."To use this model properly, read the instruction manual carefully and keep this manual for your future reference.

  • Page 13: Preface

    Preface Congratulations on your purchase of this computer. This powerful notebook computer provides excellent expansion capability, includes multimedia functionality, and is designed to provide years of reliable, high-performance computing. This manual tells how to set up and begin using your computer. It also provides detailed information on configuring your computer, basic operations and care, using optional devices and troubleshooting.

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    Keys The keyboard keys are used in the text to describe many computer operations. A distinctive typeface identifies the key top symbols as they appear on the keyboard. For example, ENTER identifies the ENTER key. 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 (+).

  • Page 15: General Precautions

    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 16: Stress Injury

    To keep your computer in prime operating condition, protect your work area from: ■ Dust, moisture, and direct sunlight. ■ Equipment that generates a strong electromagnetic field, such as stereo speakers (other than speakers that are connected to the computer) or speakerphones. ■...

  • Page 17: Mobile Phones

    Mobile phones Please be aware that the use of mobile phones can interfere with the audio system. The operation of the computer will not be impaired in any way, but it is recommended that a minimum distance of 30cm is maintained between the computer and a mobile phone that is in use.

  • Page 18: Equipment Checklist

    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. Equipment checklist Carefully unpack your computer, taking care to save the box and packaging materials for future use.

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    TOSHIBA Speech System ■ TOSHIBA Media Controller ■ Online Manual ■ Satellite C650/C655/C665/Satellite Pro C650/C665 Series User's Manual (This manual) * You may not have all the softwares listed above depending on the model you purchased. Getting Started ■ All users should be sure to read the section Starting up for the first time.

  • Page 20: Connecting The Ac Adaptor

    Getting Started ■ Use a virus-check program and make sure it is updated regularly. ■ Never format storage media without checking its content - formatting destroys all stored data. ■ It is a good idea to periodically back up the internal hard disk drive or other main storage device to external media.

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    ■ Always use the TOSHIBA AC adaptor that was included with your computer, or use AC adaptors specified by TOSHIBA to avoid any risk of fire or other damage to the computer. Use of an incompatible AC adaptor could cause fire or damage to the computer possibly resulting in serious injury.

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    Getting Started 1. Connect the power cord to the AC adaptor. Figure 1-1 Connecting the power cord to the AC adaptor (2-pin plug) Figure 1-2 Connecting the power cord to the AC adaptor (3-pin plug) Either a 2-pin or 3-pin adaptor/cord will be included with the computer depending on the model.

  • Page 23: Opening The Display

    Getting Started Opening the display The display panel can be opened to a wide range of angles for optimal viewing. While holding down the palm rest with one hand so that the main body of the computer is not raised, slowly lift the display panel - this will allow the angle of the display panel to be adjusted to provide optimum clarity.

  • Page 24: Turning On The Power

    Getting Started Turning on the power This section describes how to turn on the power - the Power indicator will then indicate the status. Please refer to the Monitoring of power condition section in Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up Modes for more information. ■...

  • Page 25: Sleep Mode

    Getting Started 2. Make sure all disk/disc activity has stopped before removing the CD/DVD. ■ Make sure the Optical Disc Drive indicator is off. If you turn off the power while a disk (disc) is being accessed, you may lose data or damage the disk.

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    Getting Started ■ When the AC adaptor is connected, the computer will go into Sleep Mode according to the settings in the Power Options (to access it, click Start -> Control Panel -> System and Security -> Power Options). ■ To restore the operation of the computer from Sleep Mode, press and hold the power button or any key on the keyboard for a short amount of time.

  • Page 27: Hibernation Mode

    Getting Started Sleep Mode limitations Sleep Mode will not function under the following conditions: ■ Power is turned back on immediately after shutting down. ■ Memory circuits are exposed to static electricity or electrical noise. Hibernation Mode The Hibernation Mode feature saves the contents of memory to the hard disk drive when the computer is turned off so that, the next time it is turned on, the previous state is restored.

  • Page 28: System Recovery Options

    Getting Started 3. Click Choose what the power button does or Choose what closing the lid does. 4. Enable the desired Hibernation Mode settings for When I press the power button and When I close the lid. 5. Click the Save changes button. Data save in Hibernation Mode When you turn off the power in Hibernation Mode, the computer will take a moment to save the current data in memory to the hard disk drive.

  • Page 29: System Recovery

    Getting Started See the Windows Help and Support content for more information about Startup Repair. The System Recovery Options can also be run manually to repair problems. The procedure is as follows. Follow the instructions shown on the on- screen menu. 1.

  • Page 30

    Getting Started A recovery image of the software on your computer is stored on the hard disk drive, and can be copied to either DVD or USB Flash Memory by using the following steps: 1. Select either blank DVD or USB Flash Memory. The application will allow you to choose from a variety of different media onto which the recovery image can be copied including DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW and USB Flash Memory.

  • Page 31

    4. A menu will be displayed from which you should follow the on-screen instructions. When drivers/utilities are installed, you can setup the respective drivers/utilities from the following place. To open the setup files, Click Start -> All Programs -> TOSHIBA -> Applications and Drivers. User’s Manual 1-14...

  • Page 32: Chapter 2 The Grand Tour

    Chapter 2 The Grand Tour This chapter identifies the various components of the computer - it is recommended that you become familiar with each before you operate the computer. Legal Footnote (Non-applicable Icons) For more information regarding Non-applicable Icons, please refer to the Legal Footnotes section in Appendix E.

  • Page 33: Left Side

    The Grand Tour Memory media slot This slot lets you insert an SD™/SDXC™ memory card, miniSD™/microSD™ Card and MultiMediaCard™. Refer to the Optional devices section in Chapter 3, Hardware, Utilities and Options. Left side The following figured show the computer’s left side. 6.

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    The Grand Tour Headphone jack A 3.5 mm mini headphone jack enables connection of stereo headphones. Microphone jack A 3.5 mm mini microphone jack enables connection of a three-conductor mini jack for monaural microphone input. Keep foreign metal objects, such as screws, staples and paper clips, out of the Memory media slot.

  • Page 35: Right Side

    The Grand Tour Security lock slot A security cable can be attached to this slot and then connected to a desk or other large object in order to deter theft of the computer. HDMI out port HDMI out port can connect with Type A connector HDMI cable.

  • Page 36: Back

    The Grand Tour DC IN 19V jack The AC adaptor connects to this jack in order to power the computer and charge its internal batteries. Please note that you should only use the model of AC adaptor supplied with the computer at the time of purchase - using the wrong AC adaptor can cause damage to the computer.

  • Page 37: Underside

    The Grand Tour Underside The following figure shows the underside of the computer. You should ensure that the display is closed before the computer is turned over to avoid causing any damage. 1. Battery lock 3. Memory module slot 2. Battery release latch Figure 2-5 The underside of the computer Battery lock Slide the battery lock to release the battery pack...

  • Page 38: Front With The Display Open

    The Grand Tour Front with the display open This section shows the computer with the display panel open. In order to open the display, lift the display panel up and position it at a comfortable viewing angle for you. Figure 2-6 The front of the computer with the display panel open 1.

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    You can use it for video chatting or video conferences using a communication tool such as Windows Live Messenger. TOSHIBA Web Camera Application will help you to add various video effects to your video or photograph.

  • Page 40: Indicators

    The Grand Tour Power button Press this button to turn the computer's power on and off. Display screen Please be aware that, when the computer is operating on the AC adaptor, the image displayed on the internal screen will be somewhat brighter than when it operates on battery power.

  • Page 41: Optical Disc Drives

    Writable discs This section describes the types of writable CD/DVD discs. Check the specifications of your drive to see the types of discs it can write. Use TOSHIBA Disc Creator to write compact discs. Refer to Chapter 4, Operating Basics.

  • Page 42: Ac Adaptor

    The Grand Tour ■ CD-R discs can be written only once. The recorded data cannot be erased or changed. ■ CD-RW discs including multi speed CD-RW discs, high-speed CD-RW discs and ultra-speed CD-RW discs can be recorded more than once. DVDs ■...

  • Page 43

    Always use the TOSHIBA AC adaptor that was included with your computer, or use AC adaptors specified by TOSHIBA to avoid any risk of fire or other damage to the computer. Use of an incompatible AC adaptor could cause fire or damage to the computer possibly resulting in serious injury.

  • Page 44: Operating Basics

    Chapter 4 Operating Basics This chapter describes the basic operations of your computer, highlights the precautions that should be taken when using it. Using the Touch Pad To use the Touch Pad, simply touch and move your fingertip across it in the direction you want the on-screen pointer to go.

  • Page 45: Web Camera

    You can use it for video chatting or video conferences using a communication tool such as Windows Live Messenger. TOSHIBA Web Camera Application will help you to add various video effects to your video or photograph.

  • Page 46: Using The Toshiba Face Recognition

    TOSHIBA does not guarantee that the face recognition utility will accurately screen out unauthorized users at all times. TOSHIBA is not liable for any failure or damage that might arise out of the use of the face recognition software or utility.

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    Operating Basics ■ The Registration screen is displayed for a logged-in user whose face has not been registered. ■ The Management screen is displayed for a logged-in user whose face has already been registered. 2. Click Run as administrator in lower left of the Management screen, and then click the Register button.

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    Delete image data, account information, and personal record data created during registration. To delete the Face Recognition Data, follow the steps as described below: 1. To launch this utility, click Start -> All Programs -> TOSHIBA -> Utilities -> Face Recognition. The Management screen is displayed.

  • Page 49: Using Optical Disc Drives

    Operating Basics 1:1 Mode Login screen 1. Turn on the computer. 2. The Select Tiles screen will be displayed. 3. Select Start face recognition ( 4. The Select Account screen will be displayed. 5. Select the account, and click the arrow button. 6.

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    Operating Basics 2. Grasp the disc tray gently and pull until it is fully opened. 1. Eject button 2. Disc tray Figure 4-3 Pressing the eject button and pulling the disc tray open 3. Lay the disc, label side up, in the disc tray. 1.

  • Page 51: Removing Discs

    Operating Basics ■ Do not touch the laser lens or any portion of its surrounding casing as this could cause misalignment. ■ Prevent foreign objects from entering the drive. Check the surface of the disc tray, especially the area behind the front edge of the disc tray, to make sure there are no such objects before closing the drive.

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    Operating Basics Figure 4-6 Removing a disc 3. Push the center of the disc tray to close it. Press gently until it locks into place. How to remove discs when the disc tray will not open Pressing the eject button will not open the disc tray when the computer power is off.

  • Page 53: Writing Cd/dvds

    You can use the DVD Super Multi drive to write data to either CD-R, CD- RW, DVD-R, DVD-R (Dual Layer), DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R (Double Layer), DVD+RW or DVD-RAM discs. TOSHIBA Disc Creator is provided as writing software with this computer. ■ Please refer to the...

  • Page 54

    RAM, media, however, it must be noted that disc quality can affect write or rewrite success rates. Please also be aware that in no event does TOSHIBA guarantee the operation, quality or performance of any disc. CD-R: TAIYO YUDEN CO., Ltd.

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    Operating Basics DVD-RW: DVD Specifications for Recordable Disc for Version 1.1 or version Victor Company of Japan, Ltd. (JVC) (for 4x and 6x speed media) MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO.,LTD. (for 4x and 6x speed media) DVD+RW: MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD. (for 4x and 8x speed media) DVD-RAM: DVD Specifications for DVD-RAM Disc for Version 2.0, Version 2.1 or Version 2.2...

  • Page 56: When Writing Or Rewriting

    CD/DVD - do not try to write from shared devices such as a server or any other network device. ■ Writing with software other than TOSHIBA Disc Creator has not been confirmed, therefore operation with other software applications cannot be guaranteed.

  • Page 57: Toshiba Disc Creator

    TOSHIBA Disc Creator cannot record in packet format. ■ You might not be able to use the "Disc Backup" function of TOSHIBA Disc Creator to back up a DVD-R, DVD-R (Dual Layer), DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R (Double Layer) or DVD+RW disc that was made with other software on a different optical media recorder.

  • Page 58: Data Verification

    DVD-ROM and DVD-ROM / CD-R/RW drives cannot read this added data regardless of the operating system. ■ TOSHIBA Disc Creator does not support recording to DVD-RAM discs - to achieve this you should use Windows Explorer or another similar utility.

  • Page 59: Toshiba Video Player

    Operating Basics TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER Please be aware of the following limitations when you use the TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER: Notes on use ■ "TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER" software is supported for playback of DVD-Video and DVD-VR. ■ Frame dropping, audio skipping or out of synch audio and video may occur during playback of some DVD-Video titles.

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    Center" to play DVD. Display Devices & Audio ■ "TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER" will only run when "Colors" is set to "True color (32 bit)". Click Start -> Control Panel -> Appearance and Personalization -> Display -> Adjust resolution, click "Advanced settings", select "Monitor"...

  • Page 61: Media Care

    Top Menu or Menu buttons, touch pad and mouse menu operations may not be able to be used. Open TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER HELP TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER features and instructions are also explained in detail in TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER Help. Use the following procedure to open TOSHIBA VIDEO PLAYER Help.

  • Page 62: Changing System Sounds

    Operating Basics To launch Volume Mixer, follow the steps below. 1. Right-click the Speakers icon on the Taskbar. 2. Select Open Volume Mixer from the menu. Adjust speaker volume by moving the slider up or down under Device to raise or lower the volume of your speakers. Click the Mute button to mute the volume.

  • Page 63: Wireless Communications

    Operating Basics 3. On the Levels tab move the Microphone slider to increase or decrease the microphone volume level. If you feel the microphone volume level is inadequate, move the Microphone Boost slider to a higher level. Notes on Using the Microphone You can use the built-in or an external microphone that connects to the microphone jack to record monaural sounds into your applications.

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    ■ TOSHIBA is not liable for the loss of data due to eavesdropping or illegal access through the wireless LAN and the damage thereof. User’s Manual 4-21...

  • Page 65: Bluetooth Wireless Technology

    This Bluetooth Stack is based on the Bluetooth Version 1.1/1.2/2.0+EDR/2.1+EDR/3.0/3.0+HS specification. However, TOSHIBA cannot confirm the compatibility between any computing products and/or other electronic devices that use Bluetooth, other than TOSHIBA notebook computers. Release Notes related to the Bluetooth Stack for Windows by TOSHIBA 1.

  • Page 66: Lan

    The latest information regarding operating system support, language support or available upgrades can be found on our web site in Europe or in the United States. Enable/Disable Wireless communication You can enable or disable Wireless communication functions by pressing FN + F8.

  • Page 67: Connecting The Lan Cable

    Operating Basics Connecting the LAN cable To connect the LAN cable, follow the steps as detailed below: ■ Connect the AC adaptor before connecting the LAN cable. The AC adaptor must remain connected during LAN use. If you disconnect the AC Adaptor while the computer is accessing a LAN, the system may hang up.

  • Page 68: Computer Handling

    Operating Basics Computer Handling This section explains computer handling and maintenance. Cleaning the computer To help ensure long, trouble-free operation, keep the computer free of dust and dirt, and use care with all liquids around it. ■ 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 - in these circumstance you should get the computer inspected by an authorized service provider in order to assess the scope of any...

  • Page 69: Heat Dispersal

    Operating Basics Heat dispersal To protect against overheating, the processor is equipped with an internal temperature sensor which activates a cooling fan or lowers the processing speed if the computer's internal temperature rises to a certain level. You are able to select whether to control this temperature by either turning on the fan first, then if necessary lowering the processor speed, or by lowering the processor speed first, then if necessary turning on the fan.

  • Page 70

    Your computer is equipped with one processor and processor type varies depending on model. To check which type of processor is included in your model, open the TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool Utility by clicking Start -> All Programs -> TOSHIBA -> Utilities -> PC Diagnostic Tool.

  • Page 71

    Hardware, Utilities and Options Memory Memory slots 1 GB, 2 GB or 4 GB memory modules can be installed in the computer's two memory slots for a maximum of 8 GB system memory. This computer can be equipped with memory modules of a maximum size of 8 GB.

  • Page 72: Optical Disc Drive

    The size of the hard disk drive varies depending on the model. To check which type of HDD is included in your model, open the TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool Utility by clicking Start -> All Programs -> TOSHIBA -> Utilities -> PC Diagnostic Tool.

  • Page 73

    Hardware, Utilities and Options Display The computer's internal display panel supports high-resolution video graphics and can be set to a wide range of viewing angles for maximum comfort and readability. 39.6cm (15.6”) LCD screen, 16 million colors, Display panel with the following resolution: ■...

  • Page 74

    You can use it for video chatting or video conferences using a communication tool such as Windows Live Messenger. TOSHIBA Web Camera Application will help you to add various video effects to your video or photograph.

  • Page 75

    For more information regarding Wireless LAN, please refer to the Legal Footnotes section in Appendix E. Special features The following features are either unique to TOSHIBA computers or are advanced features which make the computer more convenient to use. Access each function using the following procedures.

  • Page 76

    Hardware, Utilities and Options This feature lets you configure the computer in Battery save mode order to save battery power. This can be specified in the Power Options. Panel power on/off This feature automatically turns power to the computer off when the display panel is closed, and turns it back on when the display panel is opened.

  • Page 77

    Diagnostic Tool the functionality of some of the computer's built- in hardware devices to be tested. TOSHIBA Flash The TOSHIBA Flash Cards provide a quick way to modify selected system functions. Cards ■ Hot key function...

  • Page 78

    TOSHIBA ConfigFree TOSHIBA ConfigFree is a suite of utilities that improve the ease and control of communication devices and network connections, help in the...

  • Page 79

    Alert Utility the Disk Drive operating status and execute the system backup. To access the utility, click Start -> All Programs -> TOSHIBA -> Utilities -> HDD SSD Alert. TOSHIBA Service This application allows your computer to Station automatically search for TOSHIBA software...

  • Page 80

    To access this utility, click Start -> All Programs -> TOSHIBA -> TOSHIBA Media Controller -> TOSHIBA Media Controller. For more information, please refer to the TOSHIBA Media Controller Help.

  • Page 81: Memory Media Slot

    Hardware, Utilities and Options Memory media slot The computer may be equipped with a Memory media slot that can accommodate some kinds of memory media with various memory capacities so that you can easily transfer data from devices, such as digital cameras and Personal Digital Assistants.

  • Page 82: Card Care

    Hardware, Utilities and Options ■ The SD memory card logo is ( ■ The SDXC memory card logo is ( ■ The maximum capacity of SD memory cards is 2GB. The maximum capacity of SDXC memory cards is 64GB. Card Type Capacities 8MB, 16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB...

  • Page 83: Memory Card Care

    Hardware, Utilities and Options Memory card care ■ Set the write-protect switch to the lock position, if you do not want to record data. ■ Memory cards have a limited lifespan, so it is important to backup important data. ■ Do not write to a card if the battery power is low.

  • Page 84: Removing A Memory Media

    Hardware, Utilities and Options ■ Make sure memory media is oriented properly before you insert it. If you insert the media in wrong direction, you may not be able to remove ■ When inserting memory media, do not touch the metal contacts. You could expose the storage area to static electricity, which can destroy data.

  • Page 85: Additional Memory Module

    Use a point size 0 Phillips screwdriver to remove and fasten the screws - the use of an incorrect screwdriver can damage the screw heads. ■ Use only memory modules approved by TOSHIBA. ■ Do not try to install or remove a memory module under the following conditions.

  • Page 86

    Hardware, Utilities and Options Use a point size 0 Phillips screwdriver. 6. Slide your fingernail or a thin object under the cover and lift it off. 1. Memory module cover 2. Screw Figure 3-4 Removing the memory module cover 7. Align the notch of the memory module with that of the memory slot and gently insert the module into the slot at about a 30 degree angle before holding it down until the latches on either side snap into place.

  • Page 87

    Hardware, Utilities and Options Figure 3-6 Seating the memory module-2 ■ Never allow metal objects, such as screws, staples and paper clips, to enter the computer. Foreign metal objects can create a short circuit, which can cause computer damage and fire, possibly resulting in serious injury.

  • Page 88: Removing A Memory Module

    Hardware, Utilities and Options Removing a memory module To remove the memory module, follow the steps as detailed below: 1. Shut down the computer - make sure the Power indicator is off (refer to Turning off the power section in Chapter 1, Getting Started if required).

  • Page 89: External Monitor

    Hardware, Utilities and Options 10. Install the battery pack - refer to Replacing the battery pack section in Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up Modes, if required. 11. Turn your computer over. External monitor An external analog monitor can be connected to the external monitor port on the computer.

  • Page 90: Connecting The Hdmi Out Port

    Hardware, Utilities and Options At that time, please read the manual of the monitor and set the display mode which is supporting at the monitor. Then it will be displayed with suitable size with correct aspect ratio. HDMI Some models are equipped with an HDMI out port. An HDMI monitor can be connected to the HDMI out port on the computer.

  • Page 91: Settings For Display Video On Hdmi

    Hardware, Utilities and Options ■ When you connect a television or external monitor to the HDMI port, the display output device is set to HDMI. ■ When you unplug the HDMI cable and re-plug it, please wait at least 5 seconds before you re-plug the HDMI cable again.

  • Page 92: Security Lock

    Hardware, Utilities and Options Display mode at "List All Modes" HD Format 1920 by 1080, True Color (32bit), 60Herts 1080p 1920 by 1080, True Color (32bit), 30Herts 1080i (Interlaced) 1280 by 720, True Color (32bit), 60Herts 720p 720 by 576, True Color (32bit), 50Herts 576p 720 by 480, True Color (32bit), 60Herts 480p...

  • Page 93

    For reference, the following list details some of the items that are available from your reseller or TOSHIBA dealer: DDR3 Memory Kit A 1 GB, 2 GB or 4 GB memory module (DDR3) can easily be installed in the computer.

  • Page 94: Chapter 5 The Keyboard

    Chapter 5 The Keyboard The computer’s keyboard layouts are compatible with a 104/105-key enhanced keyboard - by pressing some keys in combination, all of the 104/105-key enhanced keyboard functions can be performed on the computer. The number of keys available on your keyboard will depend on which country/region your computer is configured for, with keyboards being available for numerous languages.

  • Page 95: Function Keys: F1

    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 96

    The Keyboard Power Plan: Pressing FN + F2 changes the power settings. Sleep: Pressing FN + F3 switches the system to Sleep Mode. Hibernate: Pressing FN + F4 switches the system to Hibernation Mode. Output: Pressing FN + F5 changes the active display device. To use a simultaneous mode, you must set the resolution of the internal display panel to match the resolution of the external display device.

  • Page 97: Windows Special Keys

    Volume up: Pressing FN + 4 increases the volume in increment. FN Sticky key You can use the TOSHIBA Accessibility Utility to make the FN key sticky, that is, you can press it once, release it, and then press an "F Number"...

  • Page 98: Generating Ascii Characters

    The Keyboard Generating ASCII characters Not all ASCII characters can be generated using normal keyboard operation, but you are able to generate these characters using their specific ASCII codes. 1. Hold down ALT key. 2. Using the numeric keypad, type the ASCII code of the character you require.

  • Page 99: Chapter 6 Power And Power-up Modes

    Chapter 6 Power and Power-Up Modes The computer's power resources include the AC adaptor, battery pack and any internal batteries. This chapter provides details on making the most effective use of these resources, and includes information on charging and changing batteries, tips for saving battery power, and information on the different power-up modes.

  • Page 100: Monitoring Of Power Condition

    Power and Power-Up Modes Table 6-1 Power conditions continued Power on Power off (no operation) Remaining • Operates adaptor battery capacity • DC IN/Battery LED: is above low amber connected battery trigger point Remaining • Operates battery • DC IN/Battery LED: capacityis below blink amber low battery...

  • Page 101: Battery

    Power and Power-Up Modes Green Indicates the AC adaptor is connected and the battery is fully charged. Or, Indicates the AC adaptor is connected and there is no battery pack installed. No light Under any other conditions, the indicator does not light.

  • Page 102

    You can change the Real Time Clock settings by turning the computer on while pressing the F2 key and then release the F2 key when the TOSHIBA Leading Innovation >>> screen appears. Please refer to Chapter 8 Troubleshooting for further information.

  • Page 103: Charging The Batteries

    - the DC IN/Battery indicator will glow amber while the battery is being charged. Use only the computer connected to an AC power source or optional TOSHIBA Battery charger to charge the battery pack. Never attempt to charge the battery pack with any other charger. Time Refer to User Information Guide about Charging time.

  • Page 104: Monitoring Battery Capacity

    Power and Power-Up Modes Monitoring battery capacity Remaining battery power can be monitored using the following methods. ■ Clicking the battery icon on the Taskbar ■ You should wait at least 16 seconds after turning on the computer before trying to monitor the remaining operating time. This is because the computer needs this time to check the battery's remaining capacity and then calculate the remaining operating time, based on this together with the current power consumption.

  • Page 105: Extending Battery Life

    Power and Power-Up Modes Battery exhausted time Refer to User Information Guide about battery exhausted time. Extending battery life To maximize the life of your battery packs: ■ At least once a month, disconnect the computer from a power source and operate it on battery power until the battery pack fully discharges.

  • Page 106: Removing The Battery Pack

    Power and Power-Up Modes Removing the battery pack To remove a discharged battery, follow the steps as detailed below: 1. Save your work. 2. Turn the computer's power off - ensure that the Power indicator is off. 3. Remove all cables and peripherals that are connected to the computer. 4.

  • Page 107: Password Utility

    Windows login password. User Password To start the utility, point to or click the following items: Start -> All Programs -> TOSHIBA -> Utilities -> TOSHIBA Assist -> SECURE -> User password ■ Registered Click to register a password of up to 10 characters. After a password is set, you will be prompted to enter it when you start the computer.

  • Page 108: Starting The Computer By Password

    If you set a supervisor password, some functions will be restricted when a user logs on with the user password. To set a supervisor password: Click Start -> All Programs -> TOSHIBA -> Utilities -> TOSHIBA Assist -> SECURE -> Supervisor password This utility lets you do the following: ■...

  • Page 109: Panel Power On/off

    Power and Power-Up Modes Windows utilities You can configure various settings associated with both Sleep Mode and Hibernation Mode within the Power Options (to access it, Start -> Control Panel -> System and Security -> Power Options). Hot keys You can use the FN + F3 hot key to enter Sleep Mode or FN + F4 to enter Hibernation Mode - please refer to Chapter 5, The Keyboard for further...

  • Page 110: Chapter 7 Hw Setup

    Accessing HW Setup To run the HW Setup program, click Start -> All Programs -> TOSHIBA -> Utilities -> HWSETUP. HW Setup window The HW Setup window contains a number of tabs (General, Password, Display,Boot Setting, Keyboard, LAN, SATA and USB) to allow specific functions of the computer to be configured.

  • Page 111: User Password

    HW Setup General This window displays the BIOS/EC version and contains two buttons: Default and About. Return all HW Setup values to the factory Default settings. Display the HW Setup version. About Setup This field displays the installed BIOS version, date and EC version. Password This option allows you to set or reset the user password for power on.

  • Page 112: Boot Setting

    To change the boot drive, follow the steps below. 1. Hold down F12 and boot the computer. when the TOSHIBA Leading Innovation >>> screen appears, release the F12 key. 2. Use the up and down cursor keys to select the boot device you want and press ENTER.

  • Page 113: Boot Speed

    HW Setup Boot Speed This feature allows you to select system boot-up speed. Reduces system boot-up time. System can boot only Fast from the built-in HDD and only internal LCD and keyboard are supported during the boot process. System boots up at normal speed. (Default) Normal Panel Open - Power On This feature allows you to change the Panel Open - Power On setting.

  • Page 114

    HW Setup The following settings can be changed when the Built-in LAN is Enabled. Connect the AC adaptor when using the Wake-up on LAN function. The battery retention time will be shorter than the times listed in this manual when this function is enabled. Refer to the section Battery exhausted time in chapter 6.

  • Page 115: Troubleshooting

    Chapter 8 Troubleshooting TOSHIBA have designed this computer for durability, however, should problems occur you are able to use the procedures detailed in this chapter to help determine the cause. All users should become familiar with this chapter as knowing what might go wrong can help prevent problems from occurring in the first place.

  • Page 116: Analyzing The Problem

    Troubleshooting ■ Before you attach an external device you should first turn the computer off, then when you turn the computer back on again it will recognize the new device. ■ Make sure all optional accessories are configured properly in the computer's setup program and that all required driver software has been loaded (please refer to the documentation included with the optional accessories for further information on its installation and...

  • Page 117: Hardware And System Checklist

    Before using a peripheral device or application software that is not an authorized TOSHIBA part or product, make sure the device or software can be used with your computer. Use of incompatible devices may cause injury or may damage your computer.

  • Page 118: Self Test

    This message remains on the screen for a few seconds. If the self test is successful, the computer tries to load the operating system according to how the Boot Priority Options is set within the TOSHIBA HW Setup program. If any of the following conditions are present, the self test has failed: ■...

  • Page 119: Ac Power

    Troubleshooting AC power If you have trouble turning on the computer with the AC adaptor connected you should check the status of the DC IN/Battery indicator. Please refer to Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up Modes for further information. Problem Procedure AC adaptor doesn’t Check the connections to make sure that the power the computer...

  • Page 120

    Troubleshooting Problem Procedure Unplug the AC adaptor and remove the battery to make sure its connecting terminals are clean - if necessary wipe them with a soft dry cloth lightly dipped in alcohol. Connect the AC adaptor and replace the battery, taking care to ensure that it is securely seated in the computer.

  • Page 121: Real Time Clock

    BIOS setup application by using the following steps: 1. Turn on the computer while pressing the F2 key. 1. Release the F2 key when the TOSHIBA Leading Innovation >>> screen appears - the BIOS setup application will load.

  • Page 122: Hard Disk Drive

    Alternatively you may wish to run the TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool to check the general operation of the computer. If you are still unable to resolve the problem, contact your reseller, dealer or service provider.

  • Page 123: Dvd Super Multi Drive

    Troubleshooting Problem Procedure Slow performance The files on the hard disk drive may be fragmented - in this instance you should run the disk Defragmentation utility to check the condition of your files and the hard disk drive. Please refer to the operating system's documentation or online Help File for further information on operating and using the Defragmentation utility.

  • Page 124

    Troubleshooting Check the type of CD/DVD you are using. The drive supports: DVD-ROM: DVD-ROM, DVD-Video CD-ROM: CD-DA, CD-Text, Photo CD (single/multi-session), CD-ROM Mode 1, Mode 2, CD-ROM XA Mode 2 (Form1, Form2), Enhanced CD (CD-EXTRA), Addressing Method 2 Recordable DVD: DVD-R/-R DL, DVD+R/+R DL, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM Check the region code on the DVD.

  • Page 125: Pointing Device

    Troubleshooting Pointing device If you are using a USB mouse, you should also refer to both the device section in this chapter, and the documentation supplied with your mouse. Touch Pad Problem Procedure The Touch Pad does Check the Device Select settings. not work.

  • Page 126: Usb Mouse

    Troubleshooting Problem Procedure The reaction of Touch Adjust the touch Sensitivity. pad is either too 1. Click Start -> Control Panel -> Hardware sensitive or not and Sound -> Mouse. sensitive enough. 2. Click the Device Settings tab. 3. Click the Settings... button. 4.

  • Page 127: Usb Device

    USB, you are still able to use a USB mouse and/or USB keyboard by setting the Legacy USB Support option within the TOSHIBA HWSetup utility to Enabled. If you are still unable to resolve the problem, contact your reseller, dealer or service provider.

  • Page 128

    Troubleshooting Additional memory module Please also refer to Chapter 3, Hardware, Utilities and Options, for further information on installing and removing memory modules. Problem Procedure An error will occur if a Remove the memory module from Slot B and memory module is insert it into Slot A.

  • Page 129

    Troubleshooting External monitor Please also refer to Chapter 3, Hardware, Utilities and Options, and to the documentation supplied with your monitor for further information. Problem Procedure Monitor does not turn After confirming that the monitor's power switch is on, you should check the connections to make sure that the power cord/adaptor is firmly connected to the monitor and to a working power outlet.

  • Page 130

    Troubleshooting Problem Procedure Cannot access LAN Check for a firm cable connection between the LAN jack and the LAN hub. Wake-up on LAN does Make sure the AC adaptor is connected. The not work Wake-up on LAN function consumes power even when the system is off.

  • Page 131: Toshiba Support

    TOSHIBA support for assistance. 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 so it is important that you investigate other sources of assistance first.

  • Page 132

    Troubleshooting Where to write If you are still unable to solve the problem and suspect that it is hardware related, write to TOSHIBA at the nearest location listed below: Outside of Europe In Europe Australia Germany & Austria TOSHIBA Australia Pty. Ltd.

  • Page 133: Specifications

    Appendix A Specifications This appendix summarizes the computer’s technical specifications. Physical Dimensions Size 380(w) x 250 (d) x 28/37.9 (h) millimeters (not including parts that extend beyond the main body). Environmental Requirements Conditions Ambient temperature Relative humidity Operating 5°C (41°F) to 35°C (95°F) 20% to 80% (noncondensing) Non-operating...

  • Page 134: External Rgb Monitor Port Pin Assignment

    Specifications Power Requirements AC adaptor 100-240 volts AC 50 or 60 hertz (cycles per second) Computer 19V DC External RGB monitor port pin assignment Signal Name Description Red Video Signal Green Video Signal Blue Video Signal Reserved Reserved Ground Ground Ground Ground Power Supply...

  • Page 135: Display Controller And Video Mode

    Appendix B Display Controller and Video mode Display controller The display controller interprets software commands into hardware commands that turn particular parts on the screen on or off. Due to the display panel's increased resolution, lines may appear broken in when displaying images in full-screen text mode.

  • Page 136: Information For Wireless Devices

    The “Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™” logo is a certification mark of the Wi-Fi ® Alliance Bluetooth wireless technology Interoperability Bluetooth™ Cards from TOSHIBA are designed to be interoperable with any product with Bluetooth wireless technology that is based on Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) radio technology, and is compliant to: ■...

  • Page 137: Caution About Wireless Devices

    If you should experience any such problem, immediately turn off either one of your Bluetooth or Wireless LAN. Please visit, if you have any questions about using Wireless LAN or Bluetooth Card from TOSHIBA. In Europe visit Your Bluetooth product is not compatible with devices using Bluetooth Version 1.0B specifications.

  • Page 138: Radio Regulatory Information

    Information for Wireless Devices Radio Regulatory Information The Wireless device is must be installed and used in strict accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions as described in the user documentation that comes with the product. This product complies with the following radio frequency and safety standards.

  • Page 139

    Information for Wireless Devices Luxembourg: Implemented General authorization required for network and service supply. Russian Limited e.i.r.p 100mW. Permitted to use only Federation: for indoor applications, closed industrial and warehouse areas, and on board aircraft. 1. Permitted to use for local networks of aircraft crew service communications on board aircraft in area of the airport and at all...

  • Page 140

    Information for Wireless Devices Canada - Industry Canada (IC) This device complies with RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of this device.

  • Page 141

    3. Contact an authorized TOSHIBA service provider if you have problems with interference caused by this product to Other Radio Stations. 2. Indication for Wireless LAN The indication shown below appears on this equipment.

  • Page 142: Device Authorization

    Information for Wireless Devices This equipment uses a frequency bandwidth from 2,400 MHz to 2,483.5 MHz. It is impossible to avoid the band of mobile object identification systems. 4. About the JEITA 5GHz Wireless LAN supports W52/W53/W56 Channel. Device Authorization This device obtains the Technical Regulation Conformity Certification and it belongs to the device class of radio equipment of low-power data communication system radio station stipulated in the Telecommunications...

  • Page 143: Radio Approvals For Wireless Devices

    Information for Wireless Devices Radio approvals for wireless devices ® Approved Countries/Regions for the Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter b/g/n (b/g) Wireless LAN This equipment is approved to the radio standard by the countries/regions in the following table. Do not use this equipment in the countries/regions which are not listed in the table below.

  • Page 144

    Information for Wireless Devices Pakistan Papua New Paraguay Peru Guinea Philippines Poland Portugal Puerto Rico Qatar Romania Saudi Arabia Serbia Singapore Slovak Republic Slovenia South Africa South Korea Spain Sri Lanka Sweden Switzerland Taiwan Thailand Turkey Ukraine Uruguay Venezuela Vietnam Yemen Zimbabwe ®...

  • Page 145

    Information for Wireless Devices Dominican Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Republic Estonia Finland France Germany Ghana Greece Guatemala Hong Kong Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Ireland Italy Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macedonia Malaysia Malta Mexico Monaco Montenegro...

  • Page 146

    Information for Wireless Devices ■ Available channel of Peer-to-peer connection by ad-hoc mode is Ch1- Ch11. ■ Connection with an access point by the Infrastructure mode is Ch1- Ch13. As of Mar. 2011 Albania Algeria Angola Argentina Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahrain Bangladesh Belarus...

  • Page 147

    Information for Wireless Devices Morocco Mozambique Namibia Netherlands New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Norway Oman Pakistan Panama Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Puerto Rico Qatar Republic of Chad Republic of Republic of The Reunion Romania Djibouti Gambia Rwanda Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Sierra Leone...

  • Page 148: Ac Power Cord And Connectors

    Appendix D 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: Wire size: Minimum 0.75 mm...

  • Page 149

    AC Power Cord and Connectors Finland: FIMKO Sweden: SEMKO France: LCIE Switzerland: Germany: United Kingdom: In Europe, two conductors power cord must be VDE type, H05VVH2-F or H03VVH2-F and for three conductors power cord must be VDE type, H05VV-F. For the United States and Canada, two pin plug configuration must be a 2- 15P (250V) or 1-15P (125V) and three pin plug configuration must be 6- 15P (250V) or 5-15P (125V) as designated in the U.S.

  • Page 150: Legal Footnotes

    Appendix E Legal Footnotes This chapter states the Legal Footnotes information applicable to TOSHIBA computers. Non-applicable Icons Certain computer chassis are designed to accommodate all possible configurations for an entire product series. Therefore, please be aware that your selected model may not have all the features and specifications corresponding to all of the icons or switches shown on the computer chassis.

  • Page 151: Memory (main System

    86°F) or >25°C (77°F) at high altitude (all temperature references are approximate and may vary depending on the specific computer model - please refer to your computer documentation or visit the TOSHIBA website at for details). CPU performance may also vary from specifications due to design configuration.

  • Page 152: 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 153: Wireless Lan

    Legal Footnotes Wireless LAN The transmission speed over the wireless LAN and the distance over which wireless LAN can reach may vary depending on surrounding electromagnetic environment, obstacles, access point design and configuration, and client design and software/hardware configurations. The actual transmission speed will be lower than the theoretical maximum speed.

  • Page 154: Glossary

    Glossary The terms in this glossary cover topics related to this manual. Alternate naming is included for reference. Abbreviations AC: Alternating current ACPI: Advanced Configuration and Power Interface ASCII: American Standard Code for Information Interchange BD-R: Blu-ray Disc Recordable BD-RE: Blu-ray Disc Rewritable BIOS: basic input/output system bps: bits per second CD: compact disc...

  • Page 155

    Glossary IDE: integrated drive electronics IEEE: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers I/O: input/output IRQ: interrupt request KB: kilobyte LAN: local area network LCD: liquid crystal display LED: light emitting diode MB: megabyte MMC: multi media card OCR: optical character recognition (reader) PC: personal computer PCI: peripheral component interconnect RAM: random access memory...

  • Page 156: Index

    Battery pack replacing 3-5, 4-22 Bluetooth FN + ESC (Mute) Bluetooth Stack for Windows by FN + F1 (Lock) Toshiba FN + F2 (Power Plan) 8-16 problems FN + F3 (Sleep) Boot Priority Options FN + F4 (Hibernate) FN + F5 (Output)

  • Page 157

    8-16 automatic power off problems 3-21 HDMI 3-7, 4-26 Heat dispersal 4-18 Media care Hibernation Mode 3-13 Card care Hot keys 3-14 Memory card care Brightness Down Memory Brightness Up 3-24 additional Hibernate 3-16 installing Lock 8-14 problems Mute 3-19 removing Output Memory media...

  • Page 158

    Sound system headphone jack microphone jack 8-14 problems 4-19 SmartAudio Stereo speakers TOSHIBA Assist TOSHIBA ConfigFree 3-9, 4-14 TOSHIBA Disc Creator TOSHIBA DVD-RAM Utility 3-10 TOSHIBA HDD/SSD Alert Utility TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool 3-10 TOSHIBA Service Station User’s Manual Index-3...

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