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    : lonestarTOC.fm Page iii Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM Copyright © 1998 Hitachi Software Engineering Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. This publication contains information that is protected by copyright. No part of it may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language without permission from Hitachi Software Engineering Co., Ltd.

  • Page 4: Disclaimer

    However, due to continuous efforts being made to improve and update the product(s), Hitachi shall not be liable for any technical or editorial errors or omissions contained in this document, or for any damage, direct or indirect, from discrepancies between the document and the product(s) it describes.

  • Page 5: About This Guide

    This guide contains all the information you need to setup and use your new SA200 computer. Chapter 1 Introduction Read Chapter 1 for a general introduction to your laptop. This chapter contains illustrations that show you the laptop’s main parts. It also summarizes the computer’s main functions.

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    The appendixes provide advice on the routine care and maintenance of the laptop, information about using the BIOS Setup program, a guide to troubleshooting problems that may arise in the use of the laptop, detailed specifications on your laptop, and safety and regulatory information. Glossary Refer to this glossary for the definitions of unfamiliar terms.

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    3 Using Your Laptop... 21 Keyboard Operations... 21 Keyboard Layout... 21 Hot Keys and Keyboard Controls ... 27 TouchPad Operations ... 29 Using the TouchPad ... 29 Click and Double-Click ... 30 Tap and Double-Tap ... 30 Drag and Drop... 30 SA200 Contents...

  • Page 8: Contents

    : lonestarTOC.fm Page viii Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM Contents Tap and Drop ...31 Toggle Key ...31 Customizing Your Laptop With Windows 95 ...31 Using the Control Panel...32 Data Storage and Retrieval ...35 Using the Floppy Disk Drive...36 Using the CD-ROM Drive...38...

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    Upper Memory Address Map ... 101 DMA Channels ... 102 System Interrupts... 103 I/O Address Map ... 104 Laptop Technical Specifications ... 106 E Technical Support ... 109 World Wide Web Site ... 109 Customer Support ... 109 Glossary... 113 Index ... 121 SA200 Contents...

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  • Page 11: Figures

    Figures Figures Figure 1 Front View of the SA200... 5 Figure 2 Right View of the SA200 ... 6 Figure 3 Rear View of the SA200... 7 Figure 4 Left View of the SA200... 8 Figure 5 Bottom View of the SA200 ... 10 Figure 6 LED Indicator Panel ...

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  • Page 15: Introduction

    : sa200.fm Page 3 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM 1 Introduction Congratulations on your purchase of the SA200. This chapter will acquaint you with the features of your laptop. Illustrations showing the main parts of the laptop will help you become familiar with the computer before you begin using it.

  • Page 16: Optional Features

    : sa200.fm Page 4 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM 1 Introduction • A removable and rechargeable Nickel Metal Hydride or Lithium Ion battery pack • I/O (input/output) support for fast infrared (FIR) wireless communications, a serial device, a parallel device, a USB device, an external keyboard or mouse, and an analog monitor •...

  • Page 17: Identifying Components

    : sa200.fm Page 5 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM Identifying Components The figures in this section identify the external components and accessories of your SA200. Front View Internal Speaker Keyboard TouchPad and Buttons Figure 1 Front View of the SA200...

  • Page 18: Right View

    : sa200.fm Page 6 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM 1 Introduction TouchPad and Buttons The TouchPad uses a PS/2 interface. Its two buttons correspond to the two buttons of a mouse. See “TouchPad Operations” on page 29 for more information.

  • Page 19: Rear View

    : sa200.fm Page 7 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM Peripheral Bay This bay is designed to house the floppy disk drive module, the CD-ROM module or the LS-120 high- capacity drive module. See “Exchanging the Peripheral Bay Modules” beginning on page 54 for more information.

  • Page 20: Left View

    : sa200.fm Page 8 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM 1 Introduction Serial Port You can connect RS-232 serial devices (for example, a mouse, or a graphics tablet) to this port. You must open the small panel to access this port. See “Serial Port” on page 46 and “Connecting an External Pointing Device”...

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    : sa200.fm Page 9 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM 1 Introduction PCMCIA Slots The laptop has two PCMCIA slots. The upper slot is slot 1 and the lower slot is slot 0. See “Installing PCMCIA Expansion Slots and Cards” on page 51 for more information.

  • Page 22: Bottom View

    : sa200.fm Page 10 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM 1 Introduction Bottom View Peripheral Release Latch Peripheral Figure 5 Bottom View of the SA200 Peripheral Bay Release Latch This latch locks and unlocks the module in the peripheral bay. See “Exchanging the Peripheral Bay Modules”...

  • Page 23: Visual Status Indicators

    : sa200.fm Page 11 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM Visual Status Indicators Your laptop is equipped with several LED indicators that communicate the status of your laptop. The LED indicator panel is located just below the laptop’s LCD display panel.

  • Page 24: Multimedia Sound System

    : sa200.fm Page 12 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM 1 Introduction Multimedia Sound System Your SA200 has a built-in multimedia sound system that enables you to take advantage of a wide range of education and entertainment multimedia software without the additional costs of add-on cards and peripheral hardware.

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  • Page 27: Getting Started

    : sa200.fm Page 15 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM 2 Getting Started Your SA200 is designed and pre-configured for easy setup and use. This chapter describes the steps you should follow to get your laptop up and running. For information on using your battery pack, see Chapter 5, “The Power System”...

  • Page 28: Turning Your Laptop On

    : sa200.fm Page 16 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM 2 Getting Started Figure 7 Connecting the AC Adapter Your laptop comes with its own special AC adapter. • Do not use a different AC adapter to power the computer! This can seriously damage your laptop! •...

  • Page 29: Turning Your Laptop Off

    : sa200.fm Page 17 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM Press and hold down the power button for several seconds. The SA200’s sign-on message should appear on the screen. You may have to adjust the brightness and contrast controls for a clear display. See “LCD Display Controls”...

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    : sa200.fm Page 18 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM 2 Getting Started The Close Programs dialog box displays. You have several options: • You can end specific programs you are running. Highlight the programs you want to close and click End Task.

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  • Page 33: Using Your Laptop

    : sa200.fm Page 21 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM 3 Using Your Laptop 3 Using Your Laptop This chapter describes the basics of laptop operations. Topics covered include keyboard use, hot-key functions, basic TouchPad techniques, using the floppy disk drive, and using the hard disk drive.

  • Page 34: Figure 9 Alphanumeric Keys

    : sa200.fm Page 22 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM 3 Using Your Laptop Alphanumeric Keys Your laptop’s alphanumeric keys consist of alphabetic keys (A-Z), numeric keys (0-9), and keys with printable symbols that are found on most typewriters.

  • Page 35: Figure 11 Editing Keys

    : sa200.fm Page 23 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM 3 Using Your Laptop Editing Keys Use the laptop’s editing keys to edit text. Some editing keys also have software-specific functions. Refer to the appropriate software’s documentation for the precise definitions of these keys.

  • Page 36: Figure 12 Numeric Keypad

    : sa200.fm Page 24 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM 3 Using Your Laptop Embedded Numeric Keypad The embedded numeric keypad consists of a set of keys that make number intensive input more convenient. These keys have numeric functions labeled in blue on the front edge of each keycap. Press <Fn+F7>...

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    : sa200.fm Page 25 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM 3 Using Your Laptop Caps Lock key Press this key to activate Caps Lock and type letters in upper case only. Number keys and function keys are not affected when you activate Caps Lock.

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    : sa200.fm Page 26 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM 3 Using Your Laptop Scroll Lock key This is a software specific key. Scroll Lock affects cursor movement and text scrolling in some applications. Press <Fn+F6> to activate Scroll Lock.

  • Page 39: Hot Keys And Keyboard Controls

    : sa200.fm Page 27 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM Hot Keys and Keyboard Controls One of the most convenient features of the SA200 is its host of keyboard controls. You can change many laptop settings simply by pressing a combination of keys. Hot key refers to the key or key combination you use to activate a control.

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    : sa200.fm Page 28 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM 3 Using Your Laptop Fn+F3 Suspend to RAM Mode Switch When you press this key combination, your system emits one short beep and enters Suspend to RAM mode. In Suspend to RAM mode, most devices are powered off.

  • Page 41: Touchpad Operations

    : sa200.fm Page 29 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM Decrease Contrast Decreases the display contrast and saves the new setting. (SCC LCD panel only) Increase Contrast Increases the display contrast and saves the new setting. (SCC LCD panel only)

  • Page 42: Click And Double-click

    : sa200.fm Page 30 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM 3 Using Your Laptop The TouchPad also includes a special “Edge-Motion” feature that enables you to extend a drag operation if your finger reaches the edge of the pad before the cursor reaches the desired location. Hold your finger against the edge of the pad, and the cursor will continue to move in the indicated direction.

  • Page 43: Tap And Drop

    Device” on page 47. Customizing Your Laptop With Windows 95 All of the required settings for your SA200 have been set at the factory before shipment. Windows 95 includes a groups of system utilities that enable you to adjust your laptop settings. These utilities are accessed through the Control Panel.

  • Page 44: Using The Control Panel

    The following sections briefly describe the icons most commonly used to customize laptop computers. There are several other icons in the Control Panel that you can use to customize your SA200 for your particular needs. For more detailed information about the Control Panel, see the Introducing Windows 95 guide, or refer to the Windows Help system.

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    : sa200.fm Page 33 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM 3 Using Your Laptop Display Use the Display icon to adjust the screen resolution and color settings for you laptop. You can also choose LCD or external CRT as the display type.

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    : sa200.fm Page 34 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM 3 Using Your Laptop Password Use the Password icon to change passwords for your laptop’s security features and to identify user profile settings. System Use the System icon to access several dialog boxes with information about the hardware devices that comprise your laptop.

  • Page 47: Data Storage And Retrieval

    : sa200.fm Page 35 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM 3 Using Your Laptop Add New Hardware Use the Add New Hardware icon to add a new device to your laptop. The Add New Hardware Wizard will guide you through the steps to configure the new device for your laptop.

  • Page 48: Using The Floppy Disk Drive

    : sa200.fm Page 36 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM 3 Using Your Laptop Using the Floppy Disk Drive Your laptop features a high-density 3.5 inch, removable floppy disk drive. This drive is designated drive “A” by your laptop’s operating system and is housed in the laptop’s peripheral bay.

  • Page 49: Figure 15 Write Protecting A Floppy Disk

    : sa200.fm Page 37 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM When the floppy disk clicks into place, the eject button pops out. The floppy disk is now ready for use. To remove a floppy disk from the floppy disk drive, follow these...

  • Page 50: Using The Cd-rom Drive

    : sa200.fm Page 38 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM 3 Using Your Laptop Slide the write-protect tab down until it clicks into place. The window is now open, indicating that the floppy disk is write protected. Caring for Floppy Disks Under normal conditions, a floppy disk’s rigid plastic case will...

  • Page 51: Using The Hard Disk Drive

    : sa200.fm Page 39 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM Inserting and Removing a CD-ROM To insert CD-ROM Media: With the laptop turned on, press the button on the front of the CD-ROM module. Gently pull the tray out to its fullest extension.

  • Page 52: Using The Infrared Communications Port

    Follow these guidelines when using your laptop’s FIR port to transmit or receive data: • Ensure that the SA200’s FIR port is properly lined up with the other device’s IR port. • Ensure that the distance between the SA200’s FIR port and the other devices IR port does not exceed one meter (three feet).

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    : sa200.fm Page 43 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM SA200 Series C ON NE C T IN G A N D I N S TA LLI N G O P T IO NA L DE V I C E S...

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  • Page 57: Connecting And Installing Optional Devices

    : sa200.fm Page 45 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM 4 Connecting and Installing Optional Devices This chapter gives you instructions on how to connect and install both external and internal optional devices for your laptop. The devices covered in this chapter are: •...

  • Page 58: Connecting Optional Peripheral Devices

    : sa200.fm Page 46 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM 4 Connecting and Installing Optional Devices Connecting Optional Peripheral Devices This section describes how to connect optional peripheral devices to your laptop. This section also provides you with an overview of your laptop’s ports.

  • Page 59: Connecting An External Pointing Device

    : sa200.fm Page 47 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM In Bi-directional mode, the parallel port allows both data input and output only. In ECP mode, the parallel port uses Direct Memory Access (DMA) to transfer data in the background without using CPU resources.

  • Page 60: Connecting An External Keyboard

    : sa200.fm Page 48 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM 4 Connecting and Installing Optional Devices After you connect the external pointing device, turn your laptop on. Although both the external pointing device and the TouchPad should be functional, use only one pointing device at a time to avoid device conflicts.

  • Page 61: Connecting A Printer

    : sa200.fm Page 49 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM Connecting a Printer Follow these instructions to connect a printer: Locate the parallel port at the rear of your laptop. Refer to Figure 3 on page 7. Connect the printer’s 25-pin male connector to the parallel port at the rear of your laptop.

  • Page 62: Connecting Headphones

    : sa200.fm Page 50 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM 4 Connecting and Installing Optional Devices Connecting Headphones Your SA200 is equipped with Sound Blaster Pro compatible sound features. You can listen to audio with the built-in speakers, attach headphones to your laptop, or connect external speakers.

  • Page 63: Installing Optional Internal Devices

    : sa200.fm Page 51 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM Installing Optional Internal Devices In this section, you will learn how to install optional internal devices for your laptop. Installing PCMCIA Expansion Cards Eject Button Figure 18 Inserting a PCMCIA Card PCMCIA cards accommodate a number of expansion options such as a memory card, a hard disk drive, and a network adapter.

  • Page 64: Installing Expansion Memory Modules

    : sa200.fm Page 52 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM 4 Connecting and Installing Optional Devices To remove a PCMCIA compatible card follow these instructions: Use the Windows 95 shutdown procedure for PCMCIA devices to disable the PCMCIA card.

  • Page 65: Figure 19 Memory Module Compartment

    : sa200.fm Page 53 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM Remove the retaining screws from the memory module compartment cover on the bottom of the laptop. See Figure 19. Remove the memory module compartment cover. Insert the module into the slot and press with firm, even pressure until the latches lock it into place.

  • Page 66: Exchanging The Peripheral Bay Modules

    4 Connecting and Installing Optional Devices Exchanging the Peripheral Bay Modules The SA200 right or “peripheral” bay is designed to house either a floppy disk drive module or a CD-ROM module. Follow these instructions to remove the peripheral module and insert another...

  • Page 67: Removing And Replacing Your Hard Disk Drive

    : sa200.fm Page 55 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM Removing and Replacing Your Hard Disk Drive Your SA200’s modular architecture enables you to replace the hard disk drive. The drive unit is located in a special, removable compartment. Refer to your laptop dealer for details on obtaining another hard disk drive.

  • Page 68: Connecting The Floppy Disk Drive Externally

    : sa200.fm Page 56 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM 4 Connecting and Installing Optional Devices Figure 21 Removing the Hard Disk Drive Connecting the Floppy Disk Drive Externally If the CD-ROM is being used, you can connect the Floppy Disk Drive to the parallel port with the provided external floppy drive cable.

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    : sa200.fm Page 57 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM 4 Connecting and Installing Optional Devices The FDD cable can only be used with the FDD module. If connected to the parallel port, the cable must also be connected to the FDD module or the system may halt.

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  • Page 73: The Power System

    : sa200.fm Page 61 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM 5 The Power System This chapter covers the power system of the SA200. The power system is made up of three parts: • AC adapter • Battery pack •...

  • Page 74: Battery Pack

    Charging the Battery Pack When the AC adapter is connected to a power source, it charges the battery whether the SA200 is turned on or off. Before installing or removing the battery, save your work and then follow these instructions to charge the battery:...

  • Page 75: Removing And Replacing The Battery Pack

    : sa200.fm Page 63 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM Ensure that the battery pack is inserted in its compartment as described in the next section “Removing and Replacing the Battery Pack.” Attach the AC adapter to the laptop and plug the adapter into an AC power source.

  • Page 76: Figure 23 Battery Adapter Cartridge

    : sa200.fm Page 64 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM 5 The Power System Slide the battery compartment cover to the front and to remove it. Pull the battery out of its compartment. Figure 23 Battery Adapter Cartridge Follow the instructions listed below to replace the battery.

  • Page 77: Battery Status Indicators

    : sa200.fm Page 65 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM Figure 24 Inserting the Battery Pack Battery Status Indicators Your SA200 provides you with several convenient mechanisms for monitoring the charge status of the battery. Windows 95 Battery Meter Your laptop displays battery charge information on the Windows 95 Desktop.

  • Page 78: Maximizing Battery Pack Life

    : sa200.fm Page 66 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM 5 The Power System Windows 95 Low Battery Warnings When your battery is low, your laptop uses Audio Indicator warnings to inform you of your battery’s status. When your battery capacity reaches 15%, your system will produce 2 warning beeps every 7 seconds.

  • Page 79: Full Power Mode

    : sa200.fm Page 67 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM • Full Power • Power Management • Suspend to RAM • Suspend to Disk Each power management mode works for both AC and battery- powered operations. To change your laptop’s PM settings, run the Power Saving Setup in the BIOS Setup program.

  • Page 80: Suspend To Ram Mode

    : sa200.fm Page 68 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM 5 The Power System Suspend to RAM Mode Suspend to RAM mode is one of the SA200’s power saving modes. When you enable your laptop’s power management functions in the BIOS Setup program, the system automatically enters Suspend to RAM mode when the Suspend to RAM timeout period elapses or when you close the display.

  • Page 81: Resume To Full Power Mode

    Resume to Full Power Mode When your SA200 is in Suspend to RAM mode, the Suspend to RAM Status indicator blinks. To resume to Full Power mode from Suspend to RAM mode, press any key or open the display if it is closed.

  • Page 82: The Intel-microsoft Apm Interface

    : sa200.fm Page 70 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM 5 The Power System Resume to Full Power mode may fail under the following conditions: • The battery is low • The size of system memory has been changed •...

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    : sa200.fm Page 71 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM • Accounts for operating system inactivity and power demands. • Accounts for application inactivity and power demands. • Allows application programs, operating systems, and the system BIOS to share power management features to ensure more efficient use of power.

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    : sa200.fm Page 72 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM 5 The Power System SA200...

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  • Page 87: A Maintenance And Troubleshooting

    : sa200.fm Page 75 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM A Maintenance and Troubleshooting This appendix provides you with information on how to maintain your SA200 in top working condition. Operating Environment When using the laptop, try to ensure that the temperature and...

  • Page 88: Travel Recommendations

    : sa200.fm Page 76 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM A Maintenance and Troubleshooting Travel Recommendations Your laptop was designed for portability. For safety and convenience when traveling, follow these guidelines: • Before traveling, save your data by backing it up to floppy disks.

  • Page 89: Cleaning The Laptop

    : sa200.fm Page 77 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM Cleaning the Laptop Cabinet Keep the laptop clean by wiping the body with a dry cloth. Stubborn stains may be wiped first with a damp cloth, and then rubbed off gently with a dry cloth.

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    : sa200.fm Page 78 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM A Maintenance and Troubleshooting • The power switch does not accept just a light touch. Depress the switch firmly for at least one second. • Confirm that the AC adapter is properly connected to your laptop and an electric outlet.

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    : sa200.fm Page 79 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM • Reset the laptop by pressing <Ctrl+Alt+Delete>. If the system completes the POST but the screen is blank, or if the screen lights momentarily and then becomes blank, contact Mastercare PC Service.

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    : sa200.fm Page 80 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM A Maintenance and Troubleshooting Symptom: You cannot recharge the battery If the laptop has been left unused for a prolonged period of time, the battery may become completely discharged. In such cases, you need to connect to the AC adapter for several hours before the battery begins to recharge normally.

  • Page 93: Error Messages

    : sa200.fm Page 81 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM Error Messages If one of the following error messages appears when the laptop is turned on, handle the problem as shown in the right column. Error Messages/ Beeps Short beep...

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    : sa200.fm Page 82 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM A Maintenance and Troubleshooting xxxxK Extended RAM An error was Failed at offset:xxxx detected while testing the Failing bits:xxxx memory area above 1MB Real Time Clock error Real time clock...

  • Page 95: Power On Self Test Error Messages

    : sa200.fm Page 83 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM Parity check 2 xxxh COM address conflict IO address IRQ conflict Press <F1> to resume, <Ctrl + Alt + S> to SETUP The CMOS checksum is invalid. Default values will be loaded.

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    : sa200.fm Page 84 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM A Maintenance and Troubleshooting When the POST encounters an error that requires you to correct something, either a beep code sounds or a message appears in a box in the middle of the screen. If you need to enter the BIOS Setup program to correct a problem, press <F2>.

  • Page 97: B Using The Bios Setup Program

    : sa200.fm Page 85 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM B Using the BIOS Setup Program All required settings for your SA200 have been preset at the factory before shipment. As long as you intend to use the laptop without modifying its environment, you do not need to read this chapter.

  • Page 98: When To Run The Bios Setup Program

    When you need to run your laptop’s BIOS Setup program depends on your computing requirements. When you turn on your SA200 for the first time, you may get a message prompting you to run the BIOS Setup program. A warning message may also appear on the screen if the hardware configuration has changed or the laptop’s Power On Self Test...

  • Page 99: Accessing The Bios Setup Program

    : sa200.fm Page 87 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM Accessing the BIOS Setup Program To access the BIOS Setup program, press <F2> while the laptop is running through its Power On Self Test (POST). You can access the BIOS Setup program just after you have turned on or reset the laptop but before the laptop has launched the Windows 95 operating system.

  • Page 100: Main Menu

    : sa200.fm Page 88 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM B Using the BIOS Setup Program The Keyboard Controls The following table lists the keys you can use to navigate through the various BIOS Setup menus with their corresponding functions: Selects the menu.

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    : sa200.fm Page 89 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM Floppy Disk This option controls the settings for the floppy drive. The BIOS supports the 3-mode feature to automatically detect and read 512 bytes per sector, NEC-formatted (1.2MB) floppy disks without any special configuration.

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    : sa200.fm Page 90 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM B Using the BIOS Setup Program The Auto option may provide a different set of parameters for the same hard disk drive at different times. You should, however, always reconfigure the hard disk drive with the parameters you received the first time.

  • Page 103: Advanced Menu

    : sa200.fm Page 91 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM The default order of the options is: Removable Device, CD-ROM Drive and Hard Drive Note: The default removable drive is the floppy drive. To change this value, press Enter at the Removable Drive option.

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    : sa200.fm Page 92 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM B Using the BIOS Setup Program The Serial Port options are: • Enabled • Disabled The default value for this field is: Enabled The Base I/O Address options are: •...

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    : sa200.fm Page 93 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM The default value for this field is: 2F8 The Interrupt options are: • IRQ 3 • IRQ 4 • IRQ 10 • IRQ 11 The default value for this field is: IRQ 3...

  • Page 106: Security Menu

    : sa200.fm Page 94 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM B Using the BIOS Setup Program The Interrupt (IRQ) options are: • IRQ 5 • IRQ 7 The default value for this field is: IRQ 7 Security Menu Supervisor Password is Before you can set the Supervisor password, you need to enable this option.

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    : sa200.fm Page 95 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM Password on Boot When this option is enabled, you need to enter a password to complete the boot-up process. The options are: • Enabled • Disabled The default value for this field is: Disabled...

  • Page 108: Power Saving Menu

    : sa200.fm Page 96 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM B Using the BIOS Setup Program Power Saving Menu Before you adjust the settings in the Power menu, review the power management system in Chapter 5. Note: Pressing <Fn+F2> activates Suspend to Disk mode. Pressing <Fn+F3>...

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    : sa200.fm Page 97 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM If you haven’t set up the system for Suspend to Disk, or if the space reserved for the Suspend to Disk partition isn’t large enough, the system will default to Suspend to RAM mode and your unsaved data will be lost when power is turned off.

  • Page 110: Exit Menu

    : sa200.fm Page 98 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM B Using the BIOS Setup Program Battery Low Warning Beep This option applies when the battery enters a low-battery level. This control does not take effect if the laptop can draw power from an AC adapter.

  • Page 111: C Phdisk

    : sa200.fm Page 99 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM C PhDISK The PhDISK utility allows your computer to enter suspend mode. Before entering suspend mode, your computer saves al necesary information into a suspend file created by PhDISK, then shuts off power to all system components.

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    : sa200.fm Page 100 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM C PhDISK SA200...

  • Page 113: D Technical Data

    : sa200.fm Page 101 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM D Technical Data This appendix contains important technical data and specifications for your SA200. Upper Memory Address Map Memory Address 000000-09FFFF 0A0000-0BFFFF 0C0000-0CBFFF 0F0000-0FFFFF 10000-7FFFFF 80000-27FFF FE00000-FFFFFF SA200 D Technical Data...

  • Page 114: Dma Channels

    : sa200.fm Page 102 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM D Technical Data DMA Channels Setting Address 0087 0083 0081 0082 Cascade 008B 0089 008A Function Audio (default) Printer ECP mode Standard floppy disk controller Generic Ir serial port...

  • Page 115: System Interrupts

    : sa200.fm Page 103 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM System Interrupts Power management unit Parity error, I/O channel error, watchdog timer error System timer (reserved) Keyboard (reserved) Cascade interrupt from slave PIC (reserved) Serial communication port 2 Serial communication port 1...

  • Page 116: I/o Address Map

    : sa200.fm Page 104 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM D Technical Data I/O Address Map Address 000-00F DMA controller 1 020-021 Interrupt controller 1 040-043 System timer 1 060-060 Keyboard / mouse 061-061 System speaker 064-064 Keyboard / mouse...

  • Page 117

    : sa200.fm Page 105 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM 320-321 MPU-401 port 330-331 MPU-401 port (default) 34C-34F Docking bar 378-37F Parallel port 2 388-38B FM synthesizer 3BC-3BE Parallel port 1 3B4, 3B5, 3BA Video subsystem 3C0-3C5 NeoMagic VGA...

  • Page 118: Laptop Technical Specifications

    : sa200.fm Page 106 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM D Technical Data Laptop Technical Specifications The following specifications are for the standard configurations of SA200 laptop computers. Your system may contain optional equipment. All product specifications are subject to change without notice.

  • Page 119

    : sa200.fm Page 107 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM Audio Yamaha enhanced stereo output with 3D audio; Sound Blaster Pro compatible. Audio Ports One Line-in jack (stereo) One Line-out jack (stereo) One Microphone jack (mono) Interfaces RS232 serial port, parallel port, external Monitor port, external PS/2 port, IrDA 1.1 compliant infrared...

  • Page 120

    : sa200.fm Page 108 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM D Technical Data SA200...

  • Page 121: E Technical Support

    : sa200.fm Page 109 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM E Technical Support E Technical Support Hitachi Software Engineering Co., Ltd. provides easy access to technical support information. World Wide Web Site Access the latest technical information on Hitachi Software Engineering Co., Ltd.’s World Wide Web Site by entering our...

  • Page 122

    : sa200.fm Page 110 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM E Technical Support SA200...

  • Page 123

    : sa200.fm Page 111 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM SA200 Series G LO S S AR Y...

  • Page 124

    : sa200.fm Page 112 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM...

  • Page 125: Glossary

    : sa200.fm Page 113 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM Glossary AC adapter A device used for converting and supplying power to the laptop from a wall AC outlet. Audio line-in jack Used to connect a line from the audio output of peripheral devices such as a CD or cassette player.

  • Page 126

    : sa200.fm Page 114 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM Glossary device driver A software program that links a peripheral device (such as a printer) with an operating system by interpreting and transmitting data so that the operating system knows how to handle the peripheral device.

  • Page 127

    : sa200.fm Page 115 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM Glossary numeric keypad A small-sized keyboard, similar to a calculator, used for entering numeric values. partition To divide a single hard disk into several areas. When partitions are created, each area can be handled as if it were a separate hard disk.

  • Page 128

    : sa200.fm Page 116 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM Glossary (Super Clear Color) Hitachi’s display technology used for the liquid crystal display. SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) One of the standards used for connecting the laptop with a peripheral device such as a printer.

  • Page 129

    : sa200.fm Page 117 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM Glossary User A person who enters the user password to access the laptop when it is started. The person assigned to this security level cannot access the BIOS Setup program.

  • Page 130

    : sa200.fm Page 118 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM Glossary SA200...

  • Page 131

    : lonestarIX.fm Page 119 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM SA200 Series In d e x...

  • Page 132

    : lonestarIX.fm Page 120 Friday, March 6, 1998 10:53 AM SA200...

  • Page 133: Index

    Backspace key 26 battery Battery Low option 96,98 changing settings 34 charging 62,66 maximizing life 66 overview 62 removing 63-65 SA200 Index replacing 63-65 status indicators 65 Battery Status indicator 11,16 beep tone 81 BIOS Setup program. See Setup program...

  • Page 134

    48 external microphone 50 external monitor 48 external speaker jack 50 Features Overview 3-4 FIR port 40,77,92 floppy disk drive connecting externally 56 exchanging modules 54 settings for 89 using 36-38 floppy disks 36-38,89 floppy drive controlling access 95 SA200...

  • Page 135

    Setup program 88 See also support; troubleshooting help hot key 28 heuristic power management 96 Hitachi Software web site 109 hot keys 27-29 humidity, laptop and 75 I/O address map 104-105 infrared communications. See FIR port infrared port 92-93...

  • Page 136

    Setup program 85-98 PrtSc (Print Screen) key 25 RAM. See memory modules rebooting system 17-18 removing battery 63-65 CD-ROM Media 39 floppy disks 37 hard drive 55-56 memory modules 53 PCMCIA card 52 peripheral bay modules 54 programs 35 replacing SA200...

  • Page 137

    17 Resume options 97 Resume to Full Power mode 69 retrieving data 35-40 Ring-in Resume option 97 SA200. See laptop safety precautions AC adapter caution 16,61 floppy disks 38 Save Change and Exit option 98 screen. See display Scroll Lock key 26 Serial Infrared port.

  • Page 138

    109 Windows 95 operating system battery meter on desktop 65 customizing laptop 31-35 plug and play support 45 Windows 95 shortcut menu key Windows 95 Start menu key 26 wireless communications. See SIR port write protecting floppy disks 37-38 SA200...

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