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  • Page 1 TOSHIBA NB200 series User's Manual...
  • Page 2: Copyright

    Copyright © 2009 by TOSHIBA Corporation. All rights reserved. Under the copyright laws, this manual cannot be reproduced in any form without the prior written permission of TOSHIBA. No patent liability is assumed, with respect to the use of the information contained herein.
  • Page 3: 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 4: Eu Conformity Statement

    Radio Interference Regulation of the Canadian Department of Communications. 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. User’s Manual...
  • Page 5: Following Information Is Only 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 The crossed out wheeled dust bin symbol indicates that batteries and/or accumulators must be collected and disposed of separately from household waste.
  • Page 6 ENERGY STAR logo on the computer and the following information applies. TOSHIBA is a partner in the ENERGY STAR Program and has designed this computer to meet the latest ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Copyright..........ii Disclaimer .
  • Page 8 TOSHIBA Disc Creator ........
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  • Page 10: Preface

    This manual tells how to set up and begin using your TOSHIBA NB200 computer. It also provides detailed information on configuring your computer, basic operations and care, using optional devices and troubleshooting.
  • Page 11: Conventions

    Preface Chapter 5, Keyboard, describes special keyboard functions including the keypad overlay and hot keys. Chapter 6, Power and Power-up Modes, gives details on the computer’s power resources and battery save modes. Chapter 7, BIOS Setup and Passwords, explains how to configure the computer using the BIOS Setup program.
  • Page 12 Preface When procedures require an action such as clicking an icon or entering text, the icon's name or the text you are to type in is represented in the typeface you see to the left. Display Names of windows or icons or text generated by the computer that appear on its display screen are presented in the type face you see to the left.
  • Page 13: 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 14: Creating A Computer-friendly Environment

    General Precautions Creating a computer-friendly environment Place the computer on a flat surface that is large enough for the computer and any other items you are using, such as a printer. Leave enough space around the computer and other equipment to provide adequate ventilation.
  • Page 15: Pressure Or Impact Damage

    General Precautions Pressure or impact damage Do not apply heavy pressure to the computer or subject it to any form of strong impact as this can damage the computer's components or otherwise cause it to malfunction. Mobile phones Please be aware that the use of mobile phones can interfere with the audio system.
  • Page 16: Introduction

    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.
  • Page 17: Features

    Online Manual TOSHIBA NB200 series User's Manual (This manual) SD Memory Card Format Utility and other SD functions are packaged into TOSHIBA SD Memory Utilities. When uninstalling the SD utilities, click Start Control Panel Add or Remove Programs, and select TOSHIBA SD Memory Utilities.
  • Page 18 Introduction Legal Footnote (CPU) For more information on the CPU, please refer to the Legal Footnotes section in Chapter 10 or click the *1 above. Chipset North Bridge Mobile Intel 945GSE Express Chipset . ® South Bridge Mobile Intel ® ICH7-M Memory Slot...
  • Page 19: Pointing Device

    Introduction Disks Hard disk drive This computer supports SATA 3.0Gbps and is equipped with the following types of hard disk drive(HDD). The capacity of each hard disk drive model is different. 120GB 160GB Please note that part of the hard disk drives overall capacity is reserved as administration space.
  • Page 20 Introduction Ports External monitor This port provides 15-pin, analog VGA port.This port allows you to connect an external monitor to the computer. Universal Serial Bus The computer supports multiple Universal Serial (USB 2.0) Bus ports that comply with the USB 2.0 standard. The port with the ( ) has a USB Sleep and...
  • Page 21 Introduction Communications The computer has built-in support for Ethernet LAN (10 megabits per second, 10BASE-T), Fast Ethernet LAN (100 megabits per second, 100BASE-TX). Some models are equipped with Bluetooth Bluetooth wireless communication function which eliminates the need for cables between electronic devices such as computers and printers and mobile phones.
  • Page 22: Special Features

    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. *1 To access the Power Options, click Start...
  • Page 23 Introduction Keypad overlay A ten-key numeric keypad is integrated into the keyboard. Please refer to the Keypad overlay section in Chapter 5, Keyboard, for information on using this feature. Power on password Two levels of password security, supervisor and user, are available to prevent unauthorized access to your computer.
  • Page 24: Utilities And Applications

    Using the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Protection section in Chapter 4, Operating Basics for details. The TOSHIBA HDD Protection function does not guarantee that the hard disk drive will not be damaged. Hibernation Mode This feature lets you turn off the power to the computer without exiting from your software.
  • Page 25 Introduction TOSHIBA ConfigFree TOSHIBA ConfigFree is a suite of utilities that improve the ease and control of communication devices and network connections, help in the identification of communication problems and allow the creation of profiles if you need to switch between different locations and communication networks.
  • Page 26: Options

    Introduction Options You can add a number of options to make your computer even more powerful and convenient to use. The following options are available: Memory kit 1,024MB memory module (DDR2-533) can easily be installed in the computer. Battery Pack An additional battery pack can be purchased for use as either a spare or replacement.
  • Page 27: Chapter 2 The Grand Tour

    Chapter 2 The Grand Tour This chapter identifies the various components of your computer. Become familiar with each component before you operate the computer. Front with the display closed The following figure shows the computer’s front with its display panel in the closed position.
  • Page 28: System Indicators

    The Grand Tour System indicators The LED system indicators for specific computer operations glow when those operations are in progress. Figure 2-2 System indicators Wireless The Wireless communication indicator glows communication amber when the Bluetooth and Wireless LAN functions are turned on. Only some models are equipped with Bluetooth and Wireless LAN functions.
  • Page 29: Left Side

    The Grand Tour Bridge media slot The Bridge media slot indicator glows green when the computer is accessing the Bridge media slot. Arrow Lock When the Arrow indicator lights green, you can use the dark gray labeled keys on the keypad overlay as cursor keys.
  • Page 30 The Grand Tour Microphone jack A standard 3.5 mm mini microphone jack enables connection of a microphone or other device for audio input. Headphone jack A standard 3.5 mm mini headphone jack enables connection of a stereo headphone or other device for audio output.
  • Page 31: Right Side

    The Grand Tour Right side The following figure shows the computer’s right side. 1. Universal Serial Bus (USB 2.0) port 2. DC IN 19V jack 3. Security lock slot Figure 2-4 The right side of the computer Universal Serial Bus Two Universal Serial Bus ports, which comply (USB 2.0) port with the USB 2.0 standard, are provided on the...
  • Page 32: Back Side

    The Grand Tour Back side Figure 2-5 shows the computer’s back side. Figure 2-5 The computer’s back side. 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.
  • Page 33 The Grand Tour Memory module slot The memory module slot is located here. The memory module slot allows for the replacement with additional memory module. Please refer to Additional memory module section in Chapter Optional Devices for more information. Battery release latch Slide and hold this latch into its 'Unlock' position in order to release the battery pack ready for removal.
  • Page 34: 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. 1. Web Camera LED 2.
  • Page 35 The Grand Tour Web Camera LED The Web Camera LED glows when the Web Camera is working. Web Camera Web Camera is a device that allows you to record video or take photographs with your computer. You can use it for video chatting or video conferences using a communication tool such as Windows Live Messenger.
  • Page 36: Keyboard Indicators

    The Grand Tour Keyboard indicators When the CAPS LOCK indicator glows, the keyboard will produce capitals when any letter is typed. 1. CAPS LOCK indicator Figure 2-8 Keypad indicators CAPS LOCK This indicator glows green when letter keys are locked into their uppercase format. User’s Manual 2-10...
  • Page 37: Ac Adaptor

    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 38: Chapter 3 Getting Started

    Chapter 3 Getting Started This chapter provides basic information to start using your computer. It covers the following topics: All users should be sure to read the section Starting up for the first time. Be sure to read the enclosed Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort for information on the safe and proper use of this computer.
  • Page 39 Getting Started Use a anti-virus software 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.
  • Page 40: Connecting The Ac Adaptor

    Modes. 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 41 Getting Started 1. Connect the power cord to the AC adaptor. Figure 3-1 Connecting the power cord to the AC adaptor (2-pin plug) Figure 3-2 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 42: 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 43 Getting Started When opening the panel, please be careful not to force it beyond the point where it moves easily. Be careful not to open the display panel too far as this could put stress on the display panel’s hinges and cause damage. Do not press or push on the display panel.
  • Page 44: 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 45: Turning Off The Power

    Getting Started Turning off the power The power can be turned off in one of three modes, either Shut Down Mode, Hibernation Mode or Standby Mode. Shut Down Mode When you turn off the power in Shut Down Mode no data will be saved and the computer will boot to the operating system's main screen the next time it is turned on.
  • Page 46: Starting Hibernation Mode

    Getting Started Saves data to the hard disk drive when the computer automatically shuts down because of a low battery condition. You can return to your previous working environment immediately when you turn on the computer. Saves power by shutting down the system when the computer receives no input or hardware access for the time period set by the System Hibernate feature.
  • Page 47 Getting Started Turning Off Your Computer where Electronic Devices are Regulated or Controlled. When you have to turn off your computer aboard an aircraft or in places where electronic devices are regulated or controlled, always shut down the computer completely or put the computer into Hibernation mode instead of allowing it to go into Standby mode, disable wireless communication, and turn off any wireless communication devices, while in Standby mode, the computer operating system may reactivate itself to run pre-programmed...
  • Page 48: Restarting The Computer

    System Recovery Options If your operating system is selected from bilingual operating system, you are not able to use "TOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator" to create optical recovery discs or restor the preinstalled software from the recovery HDD, please use the bundled Recovery DVDs directly.
  • Page 49: Restoring The Preinstalled Software From The Recovery Hdd

    Getting Started Creating optical recovery discs Be sure to connect the AC adaptor when you create Recovery Discs. Be sure to close all other software programs except the Recovery Disc Creator. Do not run software such as screen savers which can put a heavy load on the CPU.
  • Page 50: Restoring The Preinstalled Software From Your Creating Recovery Media

    1. Load the Recovery Media in the optional optical disc drive and turn off the computer's power. 2. Turn on the power. When TOSHIBA Leading Innovation>>> appears, press the F12 key. 3. Use the up or down cursor key to select CD/DVD in the display menu.
  • Page 51: Chapter 4 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 52: Usb Sleep And Charge Function

    Operating Basics You can also tap the Touch Pad to perform functions similar to those of the left button on a standard mouse. Click: Tap once Double-click: Tap twice Drag and drop: Tap to select the item(s) you want to move, leave your finger on the Touch Pad after the second tap and then move the item(s) to their new destination.
  • Page 53: Starting The Usb Sleep And Charge Utility

    Starting the USB Sleep and Charge Utility To start the utility, click Start All Programs TOSHIBA Utilities USB Sleep and Charge. You can set mode1/mode2/mode3/mode4/disable USB sleep and charge function also in BIOS Setup menu.
  • Page 54: Toshiba Disc Creator

    CD Player' function to record music to DVD-R, DVD-R (Dual Layer), DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R (Double Layer) or DVD+RW media. Do not use the 'Disc Backup' function of TOSHIBA Disc Creator in order to copy DVD Video or DVD-ROM material that has copyright protection.
  • Page 55: Data Verification

    Operating Basics 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 56: Using The Web Camera

    Operating Basics Using the web camera Built-in web camera is provided with some models.This section describes the bundled webcam utility, which can capture still and video images. The web camera will auto-run when Windows starts. If film is stuck, please unstick the protective plastic-film before using the Web Camera.
  • Page 57: Using The Software

    Operating Basics Using the software The web camera software is pre-configured to start when you turn on Windows XP; if you need to restart it go to Start All Programs Camera Assistant Software Camera Assistant Software. 1. Capture Still Image 2.
  • Page 58: Using The Microphone

    Operating Basics Player Plays video files. Effects Chooses images to be displayed on the capture screen. Properties Chooses from the Options tab to flip, zoom, flicker rate, night mode and backlight compensation; in the Image tab change the colour settings; in the profile tab change the lighting conditions.
  • Page 59: Bluetooth Wireless Technology

    If this occurs, the outsider may illegally access your system, eavesdrop, or cause the loss or destruction of stored data. TOSHIBA is not liable for the loss of data due to eavesdropping or illegal access through the wireless LAN and the damage thereof. Bluetooth wireless technology Bluetooth™...
  • Page 60: Radio Links

    Operating Basics Radio links You can easily establish links between two or more devices, with these links being maintained even if the devices are not within a line-of-sight of each other. Security Two advanced security mechanisms ensure a high level of security: Authentication prevents access to critical data and makes it impossible to falsify the origin of a message.
  • Page 61: Lan

    Operating Basics Wireless communication indicator The wireless communication indicator shows the status of the computer's wireless communication functions. Indicator status Indication Indicator off The wireless communication is set to off - no wireless functionality is available. Indicator glows Wireless communication is set to on. Wireless LAN or Bluetooth is turned on by an application.
  • Page 62: 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 63: Cleaning The Computer

    Operating Basics Make sure the LAN Active indicator (amber LED) is out before you disconnect the computer from the LAN. 1. Pinch the lever on the connector in the computer’s LAN jack and pull out the connector. 2. Disconnect the cable from the LAN hub or router in the same manner. Check with your LAN administrator and hardware or software vendor before disconnecting from the hub.
  • Page 64: Moving The Computer

    Operating Basics Moving the computer While the computer is designed for rugged durability you should exercise a few simple precautions when moving it in order to help ensure trouble-free operation. Make sure all disk activity has ended before moving the computer - check that the HDD and other indicators on the front of the computer are off.
  • Page 65: Taskbar Icon

    The TOSHIBA HDD Protection function does not guarantee that the hard disk drive will not be damaged. When vibration is detected, a message will be displayed on the screen, and the icon in the Taskbar notification area will changed to the protection state.
  • Page 66 Intensely shaking the computer or other subjecting it to strong impacts may cause damage to the computer. Details To open the Details window, click the Setup Detail button in the TOSHIBA HDD Protection Properties window. Detection Level Amplification When the AC adaptor is disconnected or the lid is closed, HDD Detection assumes that the computer will be carried and sets the detection level to the maximum for 10 seconds.
  • Page 67: 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 68: 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 69: Hot Keys

    The Keyboard Press FN + F10 or FN + F11 to access the computer's integrated keypad. When activated, the keys with grey markings on their bottom edge become either numeric keypad keys (FN + F11) or cursor control keys (FN + F10). Please refer to the Keypad overlay section in this chapter for more...
  • Page 70 The Keyboard Standby: Pressing FN + F3 switches the system to Standby mode. Hibernate: Pressing FN + F4 switches the system to Hibernation mode. Output: Pressing FN + F5 changes the active display device. Brightness (Down): Pressing FN + F6 decreases the computer's display panel brightness in individual steps.
  • Page 71: Fn Sticky Key

    Volume up: Pressing FN + 4 to increase 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 72: Windows Special Keys

    The Keyboard Windows special keys The keyboard provides two keys that have special functions in Windows: Windows Start Button activates the Start menu and the other, the application key, has the same function as the secondary mouse button. This key activates the Windows Start menu. This key has the same function as the secondary (right) mouse button.
  • Page 73: Temporarily Changing Modes

    The Keyboard Figure 5-2 The numeric keypad overlay Temporarily using normal keyboard (overlay on) While using the overlay, you can temporarily access the normal keyboard functions without having to turn the overlay off: 1. Hold FN and press any other key - this key will operate as if the overlay were off.
  • Page 74: 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. With the overlay on: 1. Hold down ALT. 2. Using the overlay keys, type the ASCII code of the character you require.
  • Page 75: Chapter 6 Power And Power-up Modes

    Chapter 6 Power and Power-up Modes The computer's power resources include the AC adaptor and internal batteries. This chapter gives details on making the most effective use of these resources including charging and changing batteries, tips for saving battery power, and power-up modes. Power conditions The computer's operating capability and battery charge status are affected by different power conditions, including whether an AC adaptor is...
  • Page 76: Power Indicators

    Power and Power-up Modes Table 6-1 Power conditions continued Power on Power off (no operation) Battery charge • Operates adaptor is above low • LED: Battery off battery trigger DC IN off connected point Battery charge • Operates is below low •...
  • Page 77: Battery Types

    Power and Power-up Modes DC IN indicator Check the DC IN indicator to determine the power status with the AC adaptor connected - the following indicator conditions should be noted: Indicates the AC adaptor is connected and is Green correctly supplying power to the computer. Under any other conditions, the indicator does not No light light.
  • Page 78: Real Time Clock Battery

    Press <F1> to resume, <F2> to Setup. The computer's RTC battery is a lithium battery and should be replaced only by your dealer or by a TOSHIBA service representative. The battery can explode if not properly replaced, used, handled or disposed of.
  • Page 79: Care And Use Of The Battery Pack

    Dispose of the battery as required by local ordinances or regulations. Use only batteries recommended by TOSHIBA as replacements. Charge the battery pack only in an ambient temperature between 5 and 35 degrees Celsius. Otherwise, the electrolyte solution might leak, battery pack performance might deteriorate and the battery life might be shortened.
  • Page 80: Battery Charging Notice

    Power and Power-up Modes Use only the computer connected to an AC power source to charge the battery pack. Never attempt to charge the battery pack with any other charger. Time The following table shows the approximate time required to fully charge a discharged battery.
  • Page 81: Monitoring Battery Capacity

    Power and Power-up Modes In such cases you should follow the steps as detailed below: 1. Fully discharge the battery by leaving it in the computer with the power on until the system automatically turns itself off. 2. Connect the AC adaptor to the DC IN 19V jack of the computer, and to a wall outlet that is supplying power.
  • Page 82: Retaining Data With Power Off

    Power and Power-up Modes The environmental temperature - operating time decreases at low temperatures. The condition of the battery terminals - you should always ensure the terminals stay clean by wiping them with a clean dry cloth before installing the battery pack. Retaining data with power off When you turn off your computer with fully charged batteries, the batteries retain data for the following approximate time periods.
  • Page 83: Replacing The Battery Pack

    Power and Power-up Modes Disconnect the AC adaptor when the battery is fully charged - overcharging will make the battery hot and can shorten its operating life. If you are not going to use the computer for more than eight hours, disconnect the AC adaptor.
  • Page 84 Power and Power-up Modes 5. Slide the battery safety lock towards the release ( ) position to make the battery release latch movable. 1. Battery safety lock 2. Battery release latch 3. Battery pack Figure 6-1 Releasing the battery pack (1) 6.
  • Page 85: Power-up Modes

    Power and Power-up Modes To install a battery, follow the steps as detailed below: 1. Insert the battery pack as far as it will go into the computer (1). 2. Ensure that the battery pack is securely in place and the battery safety lock (2) is in its position.
  • Page 86: System Auto Off

    Power and Power-up Modes Hot keys You can use the FN + F3 hot key to enter Standby Mode or FN + F4 to enter Hibernation Mode - please refer to Chapter 5, The Keyboard further details. Panel power on/off You can set up your computer so that power is turned off automatically when you close the display panel, and turned on again when you open it.
  • Page 87: Chapter 7 Bios Setup And Passwords

    Chapter 7 BIOS Setup and Passwords This chapter explains how to use BIOS to set up user and supervisor passwords. Accessing BIOS Setup Menu To start the utility, please press 'F2' to enter the BIOS Setup Menu when boot up the computer. BIOS Setup Menu When enter BIOS Setup Menu, please choice Security item then you can change or modify the User Password or Supervisor Password.
  • Page 88: Starting The Computer By Password

    BIOS Setup and Passwords Password User Password / Supervisor Password Select Set User Password / Set Supervisor Password and press Enter, then the following message is shown: Set User Password Enter New Password Confirm New Password If there is an old password then setup will prompt with following window instead and a current password will be required to be entered at first: Set User Password Enter Current Password...
  • Page 89: Boot Priority

    BIOS Setup and Passwords To enter a password manually, follow these steps: 1. Turn on the power as described in Chapter 3, Getting Started. The following message appears: Username At this point, the hotkeys FN + F1 to F9 do not work. They will function after you enter the password.
  • Page 90 BIOS Setup and Passwords Wake-up on LAN This feature lets the computer's power be turned on from shutdown when it receives a wake-up packet ( Magic packet ) from the LAN. The Wake-up on LAN from Standby Mode or Hibernation Mode is dependent on the setting of OS.
  • Page 91: Chapter 8 Optional Devices

    Chapter 8 Optional Devices Optional devices can expand the computer's capabilities and its versatility. This chapter describes the connection or installation of the following devices: To connect optional devices (such as USB device or External monitor) to the computer, be sure to check the shape and orientation of the connector before connecting.
  • Page 92: Bridge Media Slot

    Optional Devices Bridge media slot The computer is equipped with a Bridge 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 93: Additional Memory Module

    SD/SDHC memory cards are sold already formatted in conformity to specific standards. If you format the SD/SDHC memory card again, be sure to format it with the TOSHIBA SD Memory Card Format utility, not with the format command provided by Windows.
  • Page 94: Installing A Memory Module

    Optional Devices Use only memory modules approved by TOSHIBA. Do not try to install or remove a memory module under the following conditions. a. The computer is turned on. b. The computer was shut down in either Standby or Hibernation Mode.
  • Page 95 Optional Devices 3. Turn the computer upside down and remove one screw securing the memory module cover. 1. memory module cover Figure 8-2 Removing the memory module cover 4. Align the notch of the memory module with that of the memory module 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 96: Removing A Memory Module

    Optional Devices Never allow metal objects, such as screws, staples and paper clips, to enter the computer or keyboard. Foreign metal objects can create a short circuit, which can cause computer damage and fire, possibly resulting in serious injury. Do not touch the connectors on the memory module or on the computer.
  • Page 97: Battery Packs

    Optional Devices 2. Turn the computer upside down and remove the battery pack (refer to Chapter 6, Power and Power-up Modes.) 3. Remove one screw securing the memory module cover. 4. Lift off the memory module cover. 5. Push the latches outward and the memory module will pop up. 6.
  • Page 98: External Monitor

    Optional Devices External monitor An external analog monitor can be connected to the computer's external monitor port, with the computer supporting WSVGA video mode. In order to connect a monitor, follow the steps as detailed below: 1. Connect the monitor cable to the external monitor port . 1.
  • Page 99: Connecting The Security Lock

    Optional Devices Connecting the security lock In order to connect a security cable to the computer, follow the steps as detailed below: 1. Turn the computer so its right hand side faces you. 2. Align the security cable with the 'lock hole' and secure it in place. 1.
  • Page 100: Troubleshooting

    Chapter 9 Troubleshooting TOSHIBA designed the computer for durability. However, should problems occur, following the procedures in this chapter can help to determine the cause. All readers should become familiar with this chapter. Knowing what might go wrong can help prevent problems from occurring.
  • Page 101: Preliminary Checklist

    Troubleshooting Preliminary checklist Consider the simplest solution first. The items in this checklist are easy to fix and yet can cause what appears to be a serious problem. Make sure you turn on all peripheral devices before you turn on the computer.
  • Page 102: Hardware And System Checklist

    When the computer starts up, the self-test will be run automatically, and the following will be displayed: TOSHIBA Leading Innovation>>> This message remains on the screen for a few seconds. If the self test is successful, the computer tries to load the operating system.
  • Page 103: Overheating Power Down

    Troubleshooting If any of the following conditions are present, the self test failed: The computer stops and does not proceed to display information or messages. Random characters appear on the screen, and the system does not function normally. The screen displays an error message. Turn off the computer and check all cable connections.
  • Page 104 Troubleshooting Battery If you suspect a problem with the battery, check the DC IN connect and the battery indicator. For information on indicators and battery operation see Chapter 6, Power and Power-up Modes. Problem Procedure Battery doesn’t power The battery may be discharged - connect the AC the computer adaptor to recharge the battery.
  • Page 105 Troubleshooting Password Problem Procedure Cannot enter Refer to the Password section in Chapter 7, password BIOS Setup and Passwords. Keyboard Keyboard problems can be caused by your setup configuration. For more information refer to Chapter 5, The Keyboard Chapter 7, BIOS Setup and Passwords.
  • Page 106: Hard Disk Drive

    Troubleshooting Hard disk drive Problem Procedure Computer does not Check if a diskette is in the diskette drive or a boot from hard disk CD/DVD is in the optical disc drive. Remove any drive diskette and/or CD/DVD and check Boot priority. Refer to Chapter 7, Boot Priority section.
  • Page 107: Usb Mouse

    Troubleshooting Problem Procedure The mouse pointer Try changing the speed setting in the mouse moves too fast or too control utility. slow 1. Open the Control Panel and Printers and Other Hardware, select the Mouse icon and press Enter. 2. Click the Pointer Options tab. 3.
  • Page 108 Troubleshooting Problem Procedure The mouse pointer Try changing the speed setting in the mouse moves too fast or too control utility. slow 1. Open the Control Panel and Printers and Other Hardware, select the Mouse icon and press Enter. 2. Click the Pointer Options tab. 3.
  • Page 109: Sound System

    Troubleshooting Problem Procedure Display error occurs Check that the cable connecting the external monitor to the computer is attached firmly. If problems persist, contact your dealer. Sound system Problem Procedure No sound is heard Check the software volume settings. Make sure the headphone connection is secure. Check Sound Preferences.
  • Page 110 Troubleshooting Refer also to your USB device’s documentation. Problem Procedure USB device does not Check for a firm cable connection between the work USB ports on the computer and the USB device. Make sure the USB device drivers are properly installed.
  • Page 111 Troubleshooting Wireless LAN If the following procedures do not restore LAN access, consult your LAN administrator. For more information on wireless communication, refer to Chapter 4, Operating Basics. Problem Procedure Cannot access Make sure the computer’s wireless Wireless LAN communication service is turned on. If problems persist, consult your LAN administrator.
  • Page 112: Toshiba Support

    Troubleshooting 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 113 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 on the below. Outside of Europe Europe Australia Germany & Austria TOSHIBA Australia Pty. Ltd.
  • Page 114: Chapter 10 Legal Footnotes

    5°C to 30°C (41°F to 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 PC documentation or visit the Toshiba website at for details).
  • Page 115: Memory (main System)*2

    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 116: Lcd

    Legal Footnotes Over a period of time, and depending on the usage of the computer, the brightness of the LCD screen will deteriorate. This is an intrinsic characteristic of LCD technology. Graphics Processor Unit (GPU) Graphics processor unit (GPU) performance may vary depending on product model, design configuration, applications, power management settings and features utilized.
  • Page 117 Appendixes Table of Contents Specifications................A-1 Appendix A Display Controller................. B-1 Appendix B Wireless LAN................. C-1 Appendix C AC Power Cord and Connectors..........D-1 Appendix D User’s Manual Appendixes-1...
  • Page 118: Appendix A Specifications

    Appendix A Specifications This appendix summarizes the computer’s technical specifications. Physical Dimensions Size With 3 cell 263.0(w) x 192.3(d) X 25.4(front) x 30.8(rear) Battery millimeters (not including parts that extend beyond the main body) With 6 cell 263.0(w) x 211.5(d) X 25.4(front) x 30.8(rear) Battery millimeters (not including parts that extend beyond the main body)
  • Page 119: Power Requirements

    Power Requirements AC adaptor 100-240 volts AC 50 or 60 hertz (cycles per second) Computer 19V DC User’s Manual...
  • Page 120: Appendix B Display Controller

    Appendix B Display Controller Display controller The display controller interprets software commands into hardware com- mands that turn particular pixels on or off. The controller is an advanced Video Graphics Array (VGA) that provides Super VGA (SVGA) and Extended Graphics Array (XGA) support for the internal LCD and external monitors.
  • Page 121: Appendix C Wireless Lan

    Appendix C Wireless LAN This appendix is intended to help you get your Wireless LAN network up and running, with a minimum of parameters. Card Specifications Mini Card Form Factor IEEE 802.11 Standard for Wireless LANS Compatibility Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance.
  • Page 122: Supported Frequency Sub-bands

    Subject to the radio regulations that apply in your country/region, your Wireless LAN card may support a different set of 2.4 GHz channels. Consult your Authorized Wireless LAN or TOSHIBA Sales office for infor- mation about the radio regulations that apply in your country/region.
  • Page 123 Table Wireless IEEE 802.11 Channels Sets (Revision B and G) Frequency Range Channel ID 2400-2483.5 MHz 2412 2417 2422 2427 2432 2437 2442 2447 2452 2457* 2462 2467* 2472* When installing Wireless LAN cards, the channel configuration is managed as follows: For wireless clients that operate in a Wireless LAN infrastructure, the Wireless LAN card will automatically start operation at the channel identified by the Wireless LAN Access Point.
  • Page 124: Appendix Dac Power Cord And Connectors

    Appendix D AC Power Cord and Connectors The AC input plug of power cord must be compatible with various interna- tional AC power outlets. Power cords need to meet the local standards and the specifications listed as below: Length: Minimum 1.7 meters Wire size: Minimum 0.75 mm Current rating:...
  • Page 125: Certification Agencies

    Certification agencies Europe: Austria: Italy: Belgium: CEBEC The Netherlands: KEMA Denmark: DEMKO Norway: NEMKO Finland: FIMKO Sweden: SEMKO France: LCIE Switzerland: Germany: United Kingdom: Outside of Europe: U.S. and Canada: UL listed and CSA certified No. 18 AWG, Type SVT or SPT-2 China: CCC, CQC India:...
  • Page 126 United Kingdom UL approved BS approved Australia Europe AS approved Approved by the appropriate agency Canada China CSA approved CCC approved User’s Manual...
  • Page 127: Glossary

    Glossary The terms in this glossary cover topics related to this manual. Alternate naming is included for reference. Abbreviations AACS: advanced access content system AC: Alternating current ACPI: Advanced Configuration and Power Interface ASCII: American Standard Code for Information Interchange BIOS: basic input/output system bps: bits per second CD: compact disc...
  • Page 128 Glossary IDE: integrated drive electronics IEEE: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers I/O: input/output IrDA: Infrared Data Association 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) PCB: printed circuit board PCI: peripheral component interconnect...
  • Page 129 Glossary analog signal: A signal whose characteristics such as amplitude and frequency vary in proportion to (are an analog of) the value to be transmitted. Voice communications are analog signals. application: A group of programs that together are used for a specific task such as accounting, financial planning, spreadsheets, word processing and games.
  • Page 130 Glossary byte: The representation of a single character. A sequence of eight bits treated as a single unit; also the smallest addressable unit within the system. cache memory: A section of very fast memory in which frequently used information is duplicated for quick access. Accessing data from cache is faster than accessing it from the computer's main memory.
  • Page 131 Glossary components: Elements or parts (of a system) which make up the whole (system). Composite Video (YUV): A standard video signal used to transmit images, e.g. from a VCR to a TV. computer program: A set of instructions written for a computer that enable it to achieve a desired result.
  • Page 132 Glossary Digital Audio: An audio compression standard that enables high-quality transmission and real-time playback of sound files. disk drive: The device that randomly accesses information on a disk and copies it to the computer°¶s memory. It also writes data from memory to the disk.
  • Page 133 (FDD): An electromechanical device that reads and writes to floppy diskettes. Fn-esse: A TOSHIBA utility that lets you assign functions to hot keys. folder: An icon in Windows used to store documents or other folders. format: The process of readying a blank disk for its first use. Formatting establishes the structure of the disk that the operating system expects before it writes files or programs onto the disk.
  • Page 134 Glossary gigabyte (GB): A unit of data storage equal to 1024 megabytes. See also megabyte. graphics: Drawings, pictures, or other images, such as charts or graphs, to present information. hard disk: A storage device composed of a rigid platter or platters that can be magnetically coded with data.
  • Page 135 Glossary I/O: Input/output. Refers to acceptance and transfer of data to and from a computer. I/O devices: Equipment used to communicate with the computer and transfer data to and from it. IrDA 1.1: An industry standard that enables cableless infrared serial data transfer at speeds of up to 4 Mbps.
  • Page 136 Glossary memory: Typically refers to the computer's main memory, where programs are run and data is temporarily stored and processed. Memory can be volatile and hold data temporarily, such as RAM, or it can be nonvolatile and hold data permanently, such as ROM. A computer's main memory is RAM.
  • Page 137 The electrical connection through which the computer sends and receives data to and from devices or other computers. Power Saver: A TOSHIBA utility that lets you set the parameters for various power-saving functions. program: A set of instructions a computer can execute that enables it to achieve a desired result.
  • Page 138 A Class A device is sufficient for office use. Class B provides a more stringent classification for home equipment use. TOSHIBA portable computers comply with Class B computing device regulations. Random Access Memory (RAM): Volatile memory that can be written to as well as read.
  • Page 139 TFT display: A liquid crystal display (LCD) made from an array of liquid crystal cells using active-matrix technology with thin film transistor (TFT) to drive each cell. Touch Pad: A pointing device integrated into the TOSHIBA computer palm rest. USB: Universal Serial Bus. This serial interface lets you communicate with several devices connected in a chain to a single port on the computer.
  • Page 140 Glossary window: A portion of the screen that can display its own application, document or dialog box. Often used to mean a Microsoft Windows window. Wireless LAN: Local Area Network (LAN) through wireless communication. write protection: A method for protecting a floppy diskette from accidental erasure.
  • Page 141: Index

    6-8 External monitor, 1-5, 2-3, 8-8 indicator, 2-2, 6-2 Monitoring capacity, 6-7 real time clock, 1-4, 6-4 FN + 1 (TOSHIBA Zooming Utility save mode, 1-8 reduce), 5-5 types, 6-3 FN + 2 (TOSHIBA Zooming Utility Battery Charger, 8-7...
  • Page 142 2-4 Lock, 5-3 Mute, 5-3 Output, 5-4 Memory, 1-3 Power Plan, 5-3 installing, 8-4 Standby, 5-4 kit, 1-11 TOSHIBA Zooming Utility removing, 8-6 (enlarge), 5-5 Modem TOSHIBA Zooming Utility problems, 9-11 (reduce), 5-5 Monitor Touch Pad, 5-5 automatic power off, 1-7...
  • Page 143 Battery, 9-5 TOSHIBA Disc Creator, 1-10, 4-4 Bluetooth, 9-12 TOSHIBA support, 9-13 Hard disk drive, 9-7 Touch Pad, 1-4 Hardware and system checklist, using, 4-1 Keyboard, 9-6 USB device, 1-5 LAN, 9-11 USB floppy diskette drive, 8-7 Memory Stick/Memory Stick PRO/...

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