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TECRA Z40-A
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  • Page 1 User's Manual TECRA Z40-A PORTÉGÉ Z30-A/Z30t-A Satellite Z30-A/Z30t-A/Z40-A...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Using the Fingerprint Sensor ............... 4-6 Battery ....................4-13 Wireless WAN Device ................. 4-16 GPS Function ..................4-18 LAN ....................... 4-19 Memory media ..................4-20 Smart Card ................... 4-24 External Display .................. 4-25 TOSHIBA Hi-Speed Port Replicator III 180W/120W ......4-28 User's Manual...
  • Page 3 TOSHIBA Password Utility ..............5-7 TOSHIBA System Settings ..............5-9 USB Charge ..................5-10 TOSHIBA Media Player by sMedio TrueLink+ ........5-13 TOSHIBA Face Recognition ............... 5-14 TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor .............. 5-15 Using the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Protection ........5-16 TOSHIBA Setup Utility ................
  • Page 4: Chapter 1 Toshiba Legal, Regulatory And Safety

    TOSHIBA computers. Copyright, Disclaimer and Trademarks Copyright © 2013 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 5: Regulatory Information

    ® The Bluetooth word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Toshiba Corporation and its affiliates is under license. The terms HDMI and HDMI High-Definition Multimedia Interface, and the HDMI Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries.
  • Page 6: Fcc Conditions

    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 RGB monitor port, Universal Serial Bus (USB...
  • Page 7: Working Environment

    EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) and safety standards. However, TOSHIBA cannot guarantee that this product still observes these EMC standards if options or cables not produced by TOSHIBA are connected or implemented. In this case the persons who have connected/implemented those options/cables have to provide assurance that the system (PC plus options/cables) still fulfils the required standards.
  • Page 8 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-Causing Equipment Regulations.
  • Page 9 For more detailed information about the collection and recycling programmes available in your country, please visit our website (http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com) or contact your local city office or the shop where you purchased the product. Disposal of batteries and/or accumulators...
  • Page 10: Following Information Is Only For Turkey

    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: Video Standard Notice

    Video Standard Notice THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE AVC, THE VC-1 AND MPEG-4 VISUAL PATENT PORTFOLIO LICENSE FOR THE PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL USE OF A CONSUMER FOR (I) ENCODING VIDEO IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE ABOVE STANDARDS ("VIDEO") AND/OR (II) DECODING AVC, VC-1 AND MPEG-4 VIDEO THAT WAS ENCODED BY A CONSUMER ENGAGED IN A PERSONAL AND NONCOMMERCIAL ACTIVITY AND/OR WAS OBTAINED FROM A VIDEO PROVIDER LICENSED BY MPEG LA TO PROVIDE SUCH...
  • Page 12 Products derived from this software may not be called "OpenSSL" nor may "OpenSSL" appear in their names without prior written permission of the OpenSSL Project. Redistributions of any form whatsoever must retain the following acknowledgment: "This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit (http://www.openssl.org/)"...
  • Page 13: Freetype License Issues

    This can be in the form of a textual message at program startup or in documentation (online or textual) provided with the package. Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met: Redistributions of source code must retain the copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
  • Page 14 Copyright 1996-2002, 2006 by David Turner, Robert Wilhelm, and Werner Lemberg Introduction ============ The FreeType Project is distributed in several archive packages; some of them may contain, in addition to the FreeType font engine, various tools and contributions which rely on, or relate to, the FreeType Project. This license applies to all files found in such packages, and which do not fall under their own explicit license.
  • Page 15 authors (David Turner, Robert Wilhelm, and Werner Lemberg) as the `FreeType Project', be they named as alpha, beta or final release. `You' refers to the licensee, or person using the project, where `using' is a generic term including compiling the project's source code as well as linking it to form a `program' or `executable'.
  • Page 16 -------------- Neither the FreeType authors and contributors nor you shall use the name of the other for commercial, advertising, or promotional purposes without specific prior written permission. We suggest, but do not require, that you use one or more of the following phrases to refer to this software in your documentation or advertising materials: `FreeType Project', `FreeType Engine', `FreeType library', or `FreeType Distribution'.
  • Page 17: Energy Star Program

    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. Your computer...
  • Page 18 Provide adequate ventilation Always make sure your computer and AC adaptor have adequate ventilation and are protected from overheating when the power is turned on or when an AC adaptor is connected to a power outlet (even if your computer is in Sleep Mode). In this condition, observe the following: Never cover your computer or AC adaptor with any object.
  • Page 19: Cleaning The Computer

    Heat injury Avoid prolonged physical contact with the computer. If the computer is used for long periods, its surface can become very warm. While the temperature will not feel hot to the touch, if you maintain physical contact with the computer for a long time, for example if you rest the computer on your lap or if you keep your hands on the palm rest, your skin might suffer a low-heat injury.
  • Page 20: Safety Icons

    Turn off (shut down) the computer. Disconnect the AC adaptor and all peripherals before moving the computer. Close the display panel. Do not pick up the computer by its display panel. Before carrying your computer, shut it down, disconnect the AC adaptor and allow it to cool down - a failure to follow this instruction may result in minor heat injury.
  • Page 21: Chapter 2 Getting Started

    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 22: Short Name

    Click Tap the Touch Pad or click the left Touch Pad control button once. Left click the mouse once. Tap the touch screen once (only for touch screen models). Right-click Click the right Touch Pad control button once. Right click the mouse once. Press and hold on the touch screen (only for touch screen models).
  • Page 23: Using Your Computer For The First Time

    Model name Short Name 33.8cm PORTÉGÉ Z30-A/Z30t-A/Satellite Z30-A/Z30t-A Z30-A (13.3") 35.6cm TECRA Z40-A/Satellite Z40-A Z40-A (14.0") Using your computer 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. It is intended to help you be more comfortable and productive while using a notebook computer.
  • Page 24 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 25: Opening The Display

    Either a 2-pin or 3-pin adaptor/cord will be included with the computer depending on the model. Connect the AC adaptor’s DC output plug to the DC IN 19V jack on your computer. Plug the power cord into a live wall outlet - the DC IN/Battery indicator should glow.
  • Page 26: Turning On The Power

    Figure 2-5 Opening the display panel (Z30-A) 1. Display panel Product appearance depends on the model you purchased. Use reasonable care when opening and closing the display panel. Opening it vigorously or slamming it shut could damage the computer. Be careful not to open the display panel too far as this could put stress on the display panel’s hinges and cause damage.
  • Page 27: Initial Setup

    Press the computer's power button. Figure 2-6 Turning on the power (Z30-A) Figure 2-7 Turning on the power (Z40-A) 1. Power button Product appearance depends on the model you purchased. Initial setup The Windows Startup Screen will be the first screen displayed when you turn on the power.
  • Page 28 Charms Use the Windows Charms to start apps, find documents, set up system components, and perform most other computing tasks. By pointing the mouse pointer to the upper or lower right corner of your screen, you will find a list of charms: Search, Share, Start, Devices and Settings.
  • Page 29: Turning Off The Power

    TOSHIBA also provides advanced sign-in options, such as Face Recognition ( ) and Fingerprint ( ) verification. For more information, please refer to Utilities and Advanced Usage. Turning off the power The power can be turned off in one of the following modes, either Shut Down Mode, Sleep Mode or Hibernation Mode.
  • Page 30: Sleep Mode

    Please note that keyboard keys can only be used if the Wake- up on Keyboard option is enabled within the TOSHIBA System Settings. If the computer enters Sleep Mode while a network application is active, the application might not be restored when the computer is next turned on and the system returns from Sleep Mode.
  • Page 31: Hibernation Mode

    Restores the previous working environment more rapidly than the Hibernation Mode feature. Saves power by shutting down the system when the computer receives no input or hardware access for the time period set by the System Sleep Mode feature. Allows the use of the panel power off feature. Executing Sleep Mode You can enter Sleep Mode in one of three ways: In the Settings charm, click Power and then select Sleep.
  • Page 32: Starting Hibernation Mode

    Do not switch to Hibernation Mode while transferring data to external media, such as USB devices, memory media or other external memory devices, as data will be lost. Benefits of Hibernation Mode The Hibernation Mode feature provides the following benefits: Saves data to the HDD/SSD when the computer automatically shuts down because of a low battery condition.
  • Page 33 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 HDD/SSD. After you turn off the computer, and the content of memory has been saved to the HDD/SSD, turn off the power to any peripheral devices.
  • Page 34: Chapter 3 The Grand Tour

    Chapter 3 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.
  • Page 35 Stereo speakers The speakers emit sound generated by your software as well as audio alarms, such as low battery condition, generated by the system. DC IN/Battery The DC IN/Battery indicator shows the indicator condition of the DC IN and the battery's charge - white indicates the battery is fully charged while the power is being correctly supplied from the AC power adaptor.
  • Page 36 Figure 3-2 The left side of the computer (Z30-A) 1. DC IN 19V jack 4. Universal Serial Bus (USB 3.0) port 2. External RGB monitor port 5. Headphone/Microphone jack 3. HDMI out port 6. Smart Card slot* * Provided with some models. Product appearance depends on the model you purchased.
  • Page 37 Keep foreign metal objects, such as screws, staples and paper clips, out of the USB port. Foreign metal objects can create a short circuit, which can cause damage and fire, possibly resulting in serious injury. Headphone/ A 3.5 mm mini headphone/microphone jack Microphone jack enables connection of a monaural microphone or a stereo headphone.
  • Page 38 LAN jack This jack lets you connect to a LAN. The adaptor has built-in support for Ethernet LAN (10 megabits per second, 10BASE-T), Fast Ethernet LAN (100 megabits per second, 100BASE-TX) or Gigabit Ethernet LAN (1000 megabits per second, 1000BASE-T). Refer to Operating Basics, for details.
  • Page 39 Replicator III 180W/120W. Some models are equipped with a Docking port. Only the TOSHIBA Hi-Speed Port Replicator III 180W or 120W is applicable with this Docking port. Do not attempt to use any other Port Replicator. Keep foreign objects out of the docking port. A pin or similar object can damage the computer's circuitry.
  • Page 40 Figure 3-6 The front of the computer with the display panel open (Z30-A) 1. Wireless communication antennas 11. AccuPoint control buttons* (not shown)* 2. Microphone* 12. Touch Pad ON/OFF indicator 3. Web Camera LED* 13. eco indicator 4. Web Camera* 14.
  • Page 41 Microphone The built-in microphone allows you to record sounds for your application - please refer to the Sound System and Video mode section for more information. Web Camera LED The Web Camera LED glows when the Web Camera is operating. Web Camera Web Camera is a device that allows you to record video or take photographs with your...
  • Page 42 The indicator shows the status of the Touch Pad: Enabled: off Disabled: glows white eco indicator Double tap this indicator to launch the TOSHIBA eco Utility. Touch Pad The Touch Pad located in the palm rest is used to control the movement of the on-screen pointer.
  • Page 43: The Grand Tour For Z40-A

    Fingerprint Sensor This sensor enables you to enroll and recognize a fingerprint. Some models are equipped with a Fingerprint Sensor. DC IN/Battery The DC IN/Battery indicator shows the indicator condition of the DC IN and the battery's charge - white indicates the battery is fully charged while the power is being correctly supplied from the AC power adaptor.
  • Page 44 DC IN/Battery The DC IN/Battery indicator shows the indicator condition of the DC IN and the battery's charge - white indicates the battery is fully charged while the power is being correctly supplied from the AC power adaptor. Please refer to the Power Condition Description section for more information on this feature.
  • Page 45 Figure 3-8 The left side of the computer (Z40-A) 1. Cooling vents 4. DisplayPort* 2. External RGB monitor port 5. Memory media slot 3. Universal Serial Bus (USB 3.0) port 6. HDMI out port* * Provided with some models. Product appearance depends on the model you purchased. Cooling vents The cooling vents help the processor to avoid overheating.
  • Page 46 DisplayPort A DisplayPort is provided on the left side of the computer. Some models are equipped with a DisplayPort. Memory media slot This slot lets you insert an SD™/SDHC™/ SDXC™ memory card, miniSD™/microSD™ Card and MultiMediaCard™. Refer to the Memory media section for more information.
  • Page 47 Universal Serial Bus Two Universal Serial Bus ports, which comply to (USB 3.0) port the USB 3.0 standard, are provided on the right side of the computer. The USB 3.0 port is compliant with USB 3.0 standard and backward compatible with USB 2.0 devices.
  • Page 48 Replicator III 180W/120W. Some models are equipped with a Docking port. Only the TOSHIBA Hi-Speed Port Replicator III 180W or 120W is applicable with this Docking port. Do not attempt to use any other Port Replicator. Keep foreign objects out of the docking port. A pin or similar object can damage the computer's circuitry.
  • Page 49 Figure 3-12 The front of the computer with the display panel open (Z40-A) 1. Wireless communication antennas 11. AccuPoint control buttons (not shown)* 2. Microphone* 12. Touch Pad ON/OFF indicator 3. Web Camera LED* 13. eco indicator 4. Web Camera* 14.
  • Page 50 Microphone The built-in microphone allows you to record sounds for your application - please refer to the Sound System and Video mode section for more information. Web Camera LED The Web Camera LED glows when the Web Camera is operating. Web Camera Web Camera is a device that allows you to record video or take photographs with your...
  • Page 51 Touch Pad: Enabled: off Disabled: glows white eco indicator Double tap this indicator to launch the TOSHIBA eco Utility. Touch Pad The Touch Pad located in the palm rest is used to control the movement of the on-screen pointer.
  • Page 52: Internal Hardware Components

    This product includes a battery pack inside. However, please do not attempt to dismount or replace it by yourself. Please contact an authorized TOSHIBA service provider, if necessary. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack provides power to the computer when the AC adaptor is not connected.
  • Page 53 Solid State Drive on the model. To check which type of HDD/SSD is included in your model, open the TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor utility by clicking Desktop -> Desktop Assist -> Support & Recovery -> PC Health Monitor, and then click PC Information.
  • Page 54 Video RAM The memory in a computer's graphics adaptor, used to store the image displayed on a bitmap display. The amount of Video RAM available is dependent on the computer's system memory. Desktop -> Desktop Assist -> Control Panel -> Appearance and Personalization ->...
  • Page 55: Intel Display Power Saving Technology

    When you use some video playback programs to play video files, the preferred graphics processor in the "Program Settings" tab cannot be changed to the graphics other than "Integrated Graphics". To access the Program Settings, click "NVIDIA Control Panel" -> "Manage 3D settings"...
  • Page 56: Intel Rapid Start Technology

    You can use BIOS Setup to enable/disable the function and change the specified time setting from Sleep Mode to Hibernation Mode. Launch the BIOS setup utility. Please refer to TOSHIBA Setup Utility section for further information. Select Advanced. Enable/Disable Intel(R) Rapid Start Technology function.
  • Page 57: Power Condition Descriptions

    ® Intel Rapid Start Technology cannot be used in models that do not equipped with a Solid State Drive. The Windows restore time from Hibernation Mode depends on the amount of system memory used in the computer. Intel ® Smart Connect Technology ®...
  • Page 58: Dc In/Battery Indicator

    Power on Power off (no operation) AC adaptor Battery fully • Operates • No charge connected charged • No charge • LED: white • LED: white Battery partially • Operates • Quick charge charged or no • Charge • LED: amber charge •...
  • Page 59: Power Indicator

    If the battery pack becomes too hot while it is being charged, the charge will stop and the DC IN/Battery indicator will go out. When the battery pack's temperature falls to a normal range, charging will resume - this process will occur regardless of whether the computer's power is on or off. Power indicator Check the Power indicator to determine the power status of the computer - the following indicator conditions should be noted:...
  • Page 60: Chapter 4 Operating Basics

    Chapter 4 Operating Basics This chapter describes the basic operations of your computer, and highlights the precautions that should be taken when using it. Using the Touch Screen Some models are equipped with a touch screen. You can use your finger to manipulate icons, buttons, menu items, the onscreen keyboard, and other items on the touch screen.
  • Page 61: Using The Touch Pad

    Swipe Quickly move your finger in from the edge of the screen, without pausing when you first touch it. Swipe from the left edge: shows your recently opened apps, and so on. Swipe from the right edge: opens or closes the charms (Search, Share, Start, Devices, Settings).
  • Page 62: The Keyboard

    Swipe Quickly move your finger in from the edge of the Touch Pad, without pausing when you first touch Swipe from the left edge: shows your recently opened apps. Swipe from the right edge: opens or closes the charms (Search, Share, Start, Devices, Settings). Swipe from the top edge: opens or closes the app command bar.
  • Page 63: Function Key

    Function Key The function keys (F1 ~ F12) are the twelve keys at the top of your keyboard. Function keys let you enable or disable certain features of the computer. The functions can be performed by pressing the associated function keys. Mute Pressing FN + ESC turns the volume on and off.
  • Page 64: Windows Special Keys

    Some features will show the toast notification at the edges of the screen. Those toast notifications are disabled at factory default. You can enable them in the TOSHIBA Function Key application. To access it, click Desktop -> Desktop Assist -> Tools & Utilities ->...
  • Page 65: Using The Fingerprint Sensor

    Two buttons above the Touch Pad work in the same way with the AccuPoint as they do with the Touch Pad. Some models are equipped with an AccuPoint. AccuPoint precautions Certain conditions can affect the on-screen pointer when using AccuPoint. For example, the pointer may travel contrary to AccuPoint operation or an error message may appear, if You touch the AccuPoint during power-up.
  • Page 66: How To Swipe Your Finger

    Logon to Windows and access a security enabled homepage through Internet Explorer. Files and folders can be encrypted/decrypted and third party access to them prevented. Unlock the password-protected screen-saver. Authentication of the User Password (and, if applicable, the HDD/SSD Password) when booting up the computer (Pre-Boot authentication). Single Sign-On feature Fingerprint cannot be used in models that do not have a fingerprint module installed.
  • Page 67: Points To Note About The Fingerprint Sensor

    Points to note about the Fingerprint Sensor Please be aware of the following considerations when using the fingerprint sensor. A failure to follow these guidelines might result in damage to the sensor, sensor failure, fingerprint recognition problems or a lower fingerprint recognition success rate.
  • Page 68: Fingerprint Utility Limitations

    TOSHIBA does not guarantee that the fingerprint utility technology will be completely secure or error-free, or that it 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 fingerprint software.
  • Page 69 Click Close. "Do you want to quit?" is displayed. Click OK. It will be returned to the TOSHIBA Fingerprint Utility main menu. Delete all users fingerprints In the TOSHIBA Fingerprint Utility main menu, click Run as administrator. User's Manual 4-10...
  • Page 70: Windows Logon Via Fingerprint Authentication

    Click OK. Click Close. "Do you want to quit?" is displayed. Click OK. It will be returned to the TOSHIBA Fingerprint Utility main menu. Windows Logon via Fingerprint Authentication In place of the usual Windows logon by ID and password, fingerprint authentication also allows logon to Windows.
  • Page 71 How to Enable Fingerprint Pre-Boot authentication and Single Sign-On feature It is necessary to first enroll your fingerprint with the TOSHIBA Fingerprint Utility prior to enabling and configuring the Pre-Boot authentication and Single Sign-On feature. You should check that your fingerprint is enrolled before configuring the settings.
  • Page 72: Battery

    If the RTC battery becomes completely discharged, the system will lose this information and the real time clock and calendar will stop working. You can change the Real Time Clock settings in the TOSHIBA Setup Utility. Please refer to Real Time Clock for further information.
  • Page 73: Care And Use Of The Battery Pack

    Refer to the enclosed Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort for detailed precautions and handling instructions. The battery pack can explode if not replaced, used, handled or disposed of properly. Use only batteries recommended by TOSHIBA as replacements. Charge the battery pack only in an ambient temperature between 5 and 35 degrees Celsius.
  • Page 74: Monitoring Battery Capacity

    The battery has not been used for a long time. The battery has completely discharged and been left in the computer for a long time. In such cases you should follow the steps as detailed below: Fully discharge the battery by leaving it in the computer with the power on until the system automatically turns itself off.
  • Page 75: Wireless Wan Device

    The environmental temperature - operating time decreases at low temperatures. System Sleep Mode System Hibernation Mode Display power off period Whether you enable Sleep Mode, which can conserve battery power if you are frequently turning the computer off and on. Whether you enable Sleep and Charge function.
  • Page 76: Installing A Sim Card

    Installing a SIM Card To install a SIM card, follow the steps as detailed below: Click the Settings charm. Click Power and then select Shut down. To pop the SIM card tray partially open, insert a slender object (about 10mm, diameter 0.8mm) such as a straightened paper clip into the eject hole.
  • Page 77: Gps Function

    Figure 4-6 Installing the SIM Card (Z30-A) Figure 4-7 Installing the SIM Card (Z40-A) 1. SIM card slot 3. SIM card tray 2. SIM card Product appearance depends on the model you purchased. Never allow metal objects, such as screws, staples and paper clips, to enter the computer.
  • Page 78: Lan

    Your current location may not be shown depending on the status of GPS or the location. If you are obtaining your current location information from the computer, your current location may not be detected due to the information accuracy. Specifically, your current location may not be detected in the following places or situations: Inside or directly under a building Inside a bag or box...
  • Page 79: Memory Media

    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 80 Please note that not all memory media have been tested and verified to work correctly. Therefore, it is not possible to guarantee that all memory media will operate properly. Figure 4-9 Examples of memory media Secure Digital (SD) Card microSD card adaptor and microSD card MultiMediaCard (MMC) Points to note about the memory media card...
  • Page 81: Media Care

    Formatting a memory media card Memory media cards are sold already formatted in conformity to specific standards. If you reformat a memory card, be sure to reformat it with a device such as digital camera or digital audio player that uses the memory cards, not with the format command provided within Windows.
  • Page 82: Inserting Memory Media

    Inserting memory media The following instructions apply to all types of supported media devices. To insert memory media, follow the steps as detailed below: Turn the memory media so that the contacts (metal areas) face down. Insert the memory media into the memory media slot on your computer.
  • Page 83: Smart Card

    Do not remove the memory media while the computer is in Sleep or Hibernation Mode. The computer could become unstable or data in the memory media could be lost. Do not remove only the miniSD/microSD Card while leaving the adaptor in the memory media slot. Smart Card A Smart Card is a credit card sized plastic card.
  • Page 84: External Display

    After inserting the Smart Card, you should refer to its documentation and also check the configuration in Windows in order to ensure that it is correct. Removing a Smart Card To remove a Smart Card, follow the steps as detailed below: Click the Desktop tile and open the Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media icon on the Windows Taskbar.
  • Page 85 Figure 4-11 Connecting the RGB cable to the External RGB monitor port (Z30-A) 1. External RGB monitor port 2. RGB cable When you turn on the power, the computer will automatically recognize the monitor and determine whether it is a color or monochrome device. When displaying desktop on an external analog monitor, desktop is sometimes displayed on the center of the monitor with black bars around desktop (with small size).
  • Page 86 Turn the HDMI display device's power on. Figure 4-12 Connecting the HDMI out port (Z30-A) 1. HDMI out port 2. HDMI cable Product appearance depends on the model you purchased. Please do not plug/unplug an HDMI device under the following conditions: The system is starting up.
  • Page 87: Toshiba Hi-Speed Port Replicator Iii 180W/120W

    TOSHIBA Hi-Speed Port Replicator III 180W/ 120W In addition to the ports available on the computer, the TOSHIBA Hi-Speed Port Replicator III 180W/120W also provides several kinds of ports. The Port Replicator connects directly to the docking interface on the underside of the computer.
  • Page 88 1. Docking port (computer) Product appearance depends on the model you purchased. Make sure the AC adaptor is always connected to the TOSHIBA Hi- Speed Port Replicator III 180W/120W while in use. Otherwise the Port Replicator will stop working, possibly resulting in data loss.
  • Page 89: Security Lock

    AC adaptor to be kept at each site in order to remove the need to always carry the adaptor with you. TOSHIBA Hi-Speed TOSHIBA Hi-Speed Port Replicator III 180W/ Port Replicator III 120W provides several kinds of ports. Refer to 180W/120W the Port Replicator’s User's Manual for more...
  • Page 90: Volume Mixer

    Volume Mixer The Volume Mixer utility lets you control the audio volume for playback of devices and applications under Windows. To launch the Volume Mixer utility, click Desktop and right click on the speaker icon on the Taskbar, and then select Open Volume Mixer from the sub menu.
  • Page 91: Realtek Hd Audio Manager

    Maximum volume output delivering maximum volume without creating clipping or distortion Dialog enhancement for clear and intelligible vocals Bass enhancement for rich, low frequency production High frequency definition for crisp details Consistent volume level across content To access the utility, Click Desktop -> Desktop Assist -> Media & Entertainment ->...
  • Page 92 To open the Screen Resolution dialog, click Desktop -> Desktop Assist - > Control Panel -> Appearance and Personalization -> Display -> Change display settings. If you are running some applications (for example a 3D application or video playback), you may see some disturbance, flickering or frame dropping on your screen.
  • Page 93: Chapter 5 Utilities And Advanced Usage

    README.TXT file (if applicable). TOSHIBA Desktop TOSHIBA Desktop Assist is a graphical user Assist interface that provides access to specific tools, TOSHIBA utilities and applications that make the use and configuration of the computer easier.
  • Page 94 To access this utility, click Desktop -> Desktop Assist -> Tools & Utilities -> Display Utility. For details on TOSHIBA Display Utility, see the help file. TOSHIBA Password This utility allows you to set a password in order Utility to restrict access to the computer.
  • Page 95 To access this utility, click Desktop -> Desktop Assist -> Tools & Utilities -> eco Utility. For details on TOSHIBA eco utility, see the help file. TOSHIBA Media This software is a multimedia player which can Player by sMedio be used to play back video, music and photo.
  • Page 96 TOSHIBA Service This application allows your computer to Station automatically search for TOSHIBA software updates or other alerts from TOSHIBA that are specific to your computer system and its programs. When enabled, this application periodically transmits to our servers a limited...
  • Page 97: Special Features

    To access the setup files of the drivers/utilities, click Applications and Drivers in the Apps view. TOSHIBA Media Player by sMedio TrueLink+ application is not included in the setup files above but can be downloaded from Windows Store. Special features The following features are either unique to TOSHIBA computers or are advanced features which make the computer more convenient to use.
  • Page 98 This feature automatically turns power to the Panel power on/off computer off when the display panel is closed, and turns it back on when the display panel is opened. This can be specified in the Power Options. Low battery When battery power is exhausted to the point automatic Hibernation that computer operation cannot be continued, the system automatically enters Hibernation Mode...
  • Page 99: Toshiba Password Utility

    TOSHIBA Password Utility The TOSHIBA Password Utility provides two levels of password security: User and Supervisor. Passwords set by the TOSHIBA Password Utility function are different from the Windows password. User Password To start the utility, click the following items: Desktop ->...
  • Page 100: Supervisor Password

    Apply or OK. When the computer is started, this text will be displayed together with the prompt asking you to enter a password. You can launch TOSHIBA Setup Utility to set, change or delete the HDD Password or HDD Master Password. Please refer to TOSHIBA Setup Utility section for further information.
  • Page 101: Toshiba System Settings

    To run TOSHIBA System Settings, click Desktop -> Desktop Assist -> Tools & Utilities -> System Settings. The TOSHIBA System Settings window contains a number of tabs to allow specific functions of the computer to be configured. In addition there are also three buttons: OK, Cancel and Apply.
  • Page 102: Usb Charge

    Some options shown in grey are possible to confirm their status. TOSHIBA System Settings screen may have the following tabs: General—Allows you to view the current BIOS version or change certain settings back to their default values Sleep and Charge/Sleep Utilities—Allows you to set advanced features for sleep mode, hibernate mode, and shutdown state Display—Allows you to select the internal LCD and/or external monitor...
  • Page 103 Move the slider to enable or disable the Sleep and Charge function. The Sleep and Charge function may not work with certain external devices even if they are compliant with the USB specification. In those cases, turn the power of the computer ON to charge the device. When Sleep and Charge function is enabled, USB bus power (DC5V) will be supplied to compatible ports even when the power of the computer is turned OFF.
  • Page 104: System On Cdp Charge

    This function may not be able to be used with some connected external devices even if the appropriate mode is selected. In this situation, disable and stop using this function. Some external devices cannot use Auto Mode. As for the specifications of the external devices, please contact the device’s manufacture or check the specifications of the external device thoroughly before use.
  • Page 105: Toshiba Media Player By Smedio Truelink

    “System ON CDP Charge Mode” and “USB Sleep and Charge function”. TOSHIBA Media Player by sMedio TrueLink+ Please be aware of the following limitations when you use the TOSHIBA Media Player by sMedio TrueLink+: Notes on use This software is a multimedia player which can be used to play back video, music and photo.
  • Page 106: Toshiba Face Recognition

    TOSHIBA Media Player Online help. Use the following procedure to open TOSHIBA Media Player Online help: When TOSHIBA Media Player is running, click Help of the Settings charm. TOSHIBA Face Recognition TOSHIBA Face Recognition uses a face verification library to verify the face data of users when they log in to Windows.
  • Page 107: Toshiba Pc Health Monitor

    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.
  • Page 108: Using The Hard Disk Drive (Hdd) Protection

    You may disable the TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor at any time by uninstalling the software via Uninstall a program in the Control Panel.
  • Page 109: Hdd Protection

    Move the slider to the right to show HDD Protection icon in the Taskbar. There are the following conditions for HDD Protection icon. Normal TOSHIBA HDD Protection is enabled. Protection TOSHIBA HDD Protection is active. The hard disk drive head is in a safe position. TOSHIBA HDD Protection is disabled. User's Manual 5-17...
  • Page 110 Detection Level There are four sensitivity levels in which vibrations, impacts and their similar signs are detected can be set to OFF, 1, 2 and 3 in ascending order. Level 3 is recommended for better protection of the computer. However, when the computer is used in a mobile environment or in other unstable conditions, setting the detection level to 3 could result in frequent execution of HDD Protection, which will slow down Hard Disk Drive reading and writing.
  • Page 111: Toshiba Setup Utility

    TOSHIBA Setup Utility TOSHIBA Setup Utility is a BIOS setup utility that provides you a menu- based user interface so that you can easily view and change BIOS settings. To enter the TOSHIBA Setup Utility, follow the steps below: Save your work.
  • Page 112: Restoring Software From Created Recovery Media

    Do not use on an unstable surface such as a stand. A recovery image of the software on your computer is stored on the HDD/ SSD, and can be copied to either disc media or USB Flash Memory by using the following steps: Select either blank disc or USB Flash Memory.
  • Page 113: Restoring Software From Recovery Hdd/Ssd

    Please make sure to use the default Boot Mode option in TOSHIBA Setup Utility before restoring. 1. In the Settings charm, click Power and then select Restart. 2. Hold down the F2 key and then release this key one second after the computer is power on - the TOSHIBA Setup Utility will load.
  • Page 114: Ordering Recovery Discs From Toshiba

    Follow the on screen instructions to finish the recovery. Ordering Recovery Discs from TOSHIBA* You can order Product Recovery discs for your notebook from the TOSHIBA Europe Backup Media Online Shop. * Please note that this service is not free-of-charge. Visit https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu on the Internet.
  • Page 115: Troubleshooting

    In reality many problems can be solved simply, but a few may require help from TOSHIBA Support - if you find you need to consult others, be prepared to describe the problem in as much detail as possible.
  • Page 116: Analyzing The Problem

    Always try to make detailed notes of your observations and keep them in a permanent error log - this will help you to describe your problems to TOSHIBA Support. In addition, if a problem recurs, the log you have made will help to identify the problem faster.
  • Page 117: If Something Goes Wrong

    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: Hardware And System Checklist

    The computer will not load advanced options during startup By holding down one of the following keys during startup, your computer will load advanced options as shown below. Advanced option TOSHIBA Setup Utility Boot menu 0 (zero) Recovery options If your computer starts to load the Operating System instead of desired advanced options, follow the steps below: In the Settings charm, click Power and then select Restart.
  • Page 119: Overheating Power Down

    If the computer has reached room temperature and it still does not start, or if it starts but shuts down quickly, contact TOSHIBA Support. 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.
  • Page 120: Real Time Clock

    The charge in the Real Time Clock (RTC) battery and system date/ has run out - you will need to set the date and time time are lost. in the TOSHIBA Setup Utility by using the following steps: In the Settings charm, click Power and then select Restart.
  • Page 121: Memory Media Card

    As a last resort you should reformat the HDD and then reload the operating system and all other files and data. If you are still unable to resolve the problem, contact TOSHIBA Support. Memory Media Card For further information, please refer to Operating Basics.
  • Page 122: Pointing Device

    Check to ensure the file is not corrupted. If you are still unable to resolve the problem, contact TOSHIBA Support. Pointing device If you are using a USB mouse, you should also refer to both the mouse section and the documentation supplied with your mouse.
  • Page 123: Usb Mouse

    Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> sensitive enough. Mouse. If you are still unable to resolve the problem, contact TOSHIBA Support. USB mouse Problem Procedure On-screen pointer In this instance the system might be busy - Try...
  • Page 124: Usb Device

    Sleep and Charge Enable the Sleep and Charge function in the function. TOSHIBA System Settings. When there is a current overflow of the external device connected to the compatible port, USB bus power (DC5V) supply may be stopped for safety reasons.
  • Page 125: Sound System

    Problem Procedure The battery depletes If Sleep and Charge function is enabled, the quickly even when I computer's battery will discharge during turned OFF the hibernation or when the computer is turned off. power of the Connect the AC adaptor to the computer or disable computer.
  • Page 126: External Monitor

    Volume cannot be adjusted during Windows start up or shut down. If you are still unable to resolve the problem, contact TOSHIBA Support. External monitor Please also refer to Operating Basics, and to the documentation supplied with your monitor for further information.
  • Page 127 Check that the cable connecting the external monitor to the computer is firmly attached. Replace the cable with another one. If you are still unable to resolve the problem, contact TOSHIBA Support. Problem Procedure Cannot access LAN Check for a firm cable connection between the LAN jack and the LAN hub.
  • Page 128: Wireless Lan

    Check to ensure that no optional Bluetooth Adaptor is installed in the computer - the built-in Bluetooth hardware cannot operate simultaneously with another Bluetooth controller. If you are still unable to resolve the problem, contact TOSHIBA Support. User's Manual 6-14...
  • Page 129: Toshiba Support

    TOSHIBA technical support If you are still unable to solve the problem and suspect that it is hardware related, write to TOSHIBA at the location listed in the enclosed warranty booklet or visit www.toshiba-europe.com on the Internet.. User's Manual...
  • Page 130: Appendix Specifications

    Chapter 7 Appendix Specifications This section summarizes the computer’s technical specifications. Physical Dimensions Physical Dimensions shown below do not include parts that extend beyond the main body. The physical dimensions may vary depending on the model you purchased. Z30-A 316 (w) x 227 (d) x 13.9/17.9 (h) millimeters 316 (w) x 227 (d) x 15.9/19.9 (h) millimeters (touch screen models) Z40-A 338 (w) x 236 (d) x 20.4 (h) millimeters...
  • Page 131: Ac Power Cord And Connectors

    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 Ground Reserved Reserved Data Signal HSYNC Horizontal Sync Signal VSYNC Vertical Sync Signal Data Clock Signal I/O (I): Input to computer I/O (O): Output from computer...
  • Page 132: Certification Agencies

    Current rating: Minimum 2.5 amperes Certification agencies China: U.S. and Canada: UL listed and CSA certified No. 18 AWG, Type SVT or SPT-2 Australia: Japan: DENANHO Europe: Austria: Italy: Belgium: CEBEC The Netherlands: KEMA Denmark: DEMKO Norway: NEMKO Finland: FIMKO Sweden: SEMKO France:...
  • Page 133: Information For Wireless Devices

    Australia Europe AS approved Approved by the appropriate agency Canada China CSA approved CCC approved Information for Wireless Devices Wireless Technology Interoperability The Wireless LAN is compatible with other LAN systems Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) /Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) radio technology, and is compliant to: The IEEE 802.11 Standard on Wireless LANs (Revision a/b/g/n or b/g/ n), as defined and approved by the Institute of Electrical and...
  • Page 134: Wireless Devices And Your Health

    Please visit http://www.pc.support.global.toshiba.com, if you have any questions about using Wireless LAN or Bluetooth Module. In Europe visit http://www.toshiba-europe.com/computers/tnt/bluetooth.htm Wireless Devices and your health Wireless products, like other radio devices, emit radio frequency electromagnetic energy. The level of energy emitted by Wireless products however is far much less than the electromagnetic energy emitted by wireless devices like for example mobile phones.
  • Page 135: Card Specifications

    TOSHIBA is not liable for the loss of data due to eavesdropping or illegal access through the wireless LAN and the damage thereof. Card Specifications...
  • Page 136: Bluetooth Wireless Technology

    The range of the wireless signal is related to the transmit rate of the wireless communication. Communications at lower transmit range may travel larger distances. The range of your wireless devices can be affected when the antennas are placed near metal surfaces and solid high-density materials.
  • Page 137: Radio Regulatory Information

    Radio Regulatory Information The Wireless device 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. Europe Restrictions for Use of 2400.0-2483.5MHz Frequencies in Europe France:...
  • Page 138 Russian Limited e.i.r.p 100mW. Permitted to use Federation: only for indoor applications, closed industrial and warehouse areas, and on board aircraft. Permitted to use for local networks of aircraft crew service communications on board aircraft in area of the airport and at all stages of flight.
  • Page 139 check the current channel of operation. If operation is occurring outside of the allowable frequencies for outdoor use, as listed above, the user must contact the applicable national spectrum regulator to request a license for outdoor operation. Canada - Industry Canada (IC) This device complies with RSS-210 of the Industry Canada Rules.
  • Page 140 The installer of this radio equipment must ensure that the antenna is located or pointed such that it does not emit RF field in excess of Health Canada limits for the general population; consult Safety Code 6, obtainable from Health Canada’s website www.hc-sc.gc.ca Caution: Radio Frequency Interference Requirements This device is restricted to indoor use due to its operation in the 5.15 to 5.25GHz frequency range.
  • Page 141 If this equipment causes RF interference to other radio stations, promptly change the frequency being used, change the location of use, or turn off the source of emissions. Contact an authorized TOSHIBA service provider if you have problems with interference caused by this product to Other Radio Stations.
  • Page 142: Device Authorization

    This equipment is approved to the radio standard by the countries/regions in the following table. If you use this equipment in the countries/regions which are not listed in the table below, please contact TOSHIBA Support. As of September 2013 Austria...
  • Page 143: Nfc Regulatory Information

    Malta Monaco Netherlands Norway Philippines Poland Portugal Romania Slovak Republic Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland NFC Regulatory Information USA-Federal Communications Commission (FCC) This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
  • Page 144: Legal Footnotes

    (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 - contact TOSHIBA support for details). CPU performance may also vary from specifications due to design configuration.
  • Page 145: Battery Life

    Published battery life numbers are achieved on select models and configurations tested by TOSHIBA at the User's Manual 7-16...
  • Page 146 time of publication. Recharge time varies depending on usage. Battery may not charge while computer is consuming full power. After going through many charge and discharge cycles, the battery will lose its ability to perform at maximum capacity and will need to be replaced. This is a normal phenomenon for all batteries.
  • Page 147: Glossary

    Copy Protection Applicable copy protection standards included in certain media may prevent or limit recording or viewing of the media. Glossary The terms in this glossary cover topics related to this manual. Alternate naming is included for reference. Abbreviations Alternating Current AMT: Intel Active Management Technology ASCII:...
  • Page 148 HD+: High Definition Plus HDD: Hard Disk Drive HDMI: High-definition Multimedia Interface HDMI CEC: High-definition Multimedia Interface Consumer Electronics Control HTML: Hypertext Markup Language IEEE: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers I/O: Input/Output IRQ: interrupt request ISP: Internet Service Provider kilobyte LAN: Local Area Network...
  • Page 149 USB: Universal Serial Bus VGA: Video Graphics Array WAN: Wide Area Network WQHD: Wide Quad High Definition www: World Wide Web User's Manual 7-20...
  • Page 150: Index

    Index Touch Pad 6-8 AC adaptor additional 4-30 connecting 2-3 Equipment checklist 2-1 DC IN 19V jack 3-3, 3-14 External monitor problems 6-12 Battery extending life 4-16 monitoring capacity 4-15 FN + 1 ( reduce) 4-5 real time clock 3-20, 4-13 save mode 5-5 FN + 2 (enlarge) 4-5 types 4-13...
  • Page 151 6-5 inserting 4-23 Power 6-4 removing 4-23 Real Time Clock 6-6 Sound system 6-11 TOSHIBA support 6-15 Memory media slot 4-20 Touch Pad 6-8 USB device 6-10 Moving the computer 1-16 USB mouse 6-9 User's Manual...
  • Page 152 Security lock 4-30 Sleep Mode setting 2-10 System automatic 5-5 Smart Card inserting 4-24 removing 4-25 Sound system problems 6-11 TOSHIBA Desktop Assist 5-1 Touch Pad 3-9, 3-18, 4-2, 6-8 Touch Screen 4-1 USB device problems 6-10 User's Manual Index-3...

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