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Portable Personal Computer
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  • Page 1 TOSHIBA Satellite A200/ Satellite Pro A200 Portable Personal Computer User’s Manual...
  • Page 2 © 2007 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: Safety Instructions

    InterVideo and WinDVD are registered trademarks of the InterVideo Inc. DVD MovieFactory is trademarks of the Ulead Systems. Inc. Other trademarks and registered trademarks not listed above may be used in this manual.Labelflash™ is a trademark of YAMAHA CORPORATION. Macrovision License of Notice This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by methods and claims of certain U.S.
  • Page 4: Fcc Information

    ❑ When setting up the computer for work, place it on a level surface. FCC information Product Name: Satellite A200/Satellite Pro A200 FCC notice “Declaration of Conformity Informa- tion” This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rules.
  • Page 5: Fcc Conditions

    WARNING: 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 inter- ference to radio and TV reception. Shielded cables must be used between the external devices and the computer’s external monitor port, USB port,...
  • Page 6 BSMI Notice (Taiwan Only) EU Declaration of Conformity TOSHIBA declares, that the product: Satellite A200/Satellite Pro A200 con- forms to the following Standards: Supplementary Information: “The product complies with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC, the EMC Directive 89/336/EEC and/or the R&TTE Directive 1999/05/EEC.”...
  • Page 7 This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interfer- ence-Causng Equipment Regulations. Cet appareil numérique de la class B respecte toutes les exgences du Règlement sur le matériel brouileur du Canada. Modem warning notice Conformity Statement The equipment has been approved to [Commission Decision “CTR21”] for pan- European single terminal connection to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN).
  • Page 8: Type Of Service

    Japan regulations Region selection If you are using the computer in Japan, technical regulations described in the Telecommunications Business Law require that you select the Japan region mode. It is illegal to use the modem in Japan with any other selection. Redial Up to two redial attempts can be made.
  • Page 9: Telephone Company Procedures

    When you are notified, you will be given the opportunity to correct the problem and informed of your right to file a complaint with the FCC. In the event repairs are ever needed on your modem, they should be performed by TOSHIBA Corpo- ration or an authorized representative of TOSHIBA Corporation.
  • Page 10 Instructions for IC CS-03 certified equipment The Industry Canada label identifies certified equipment. This certification means that the equipment meets certain telecommunications network protec- tive, operational and safety requirements as prescribed in the appropriate Terminal Equipment Technical Requirements document(s). The Department does not guarantee the equipment will operate to the user’s satisfaction.
  • Page 11 Notes for Users in Australia and New Zealand Modem warning notice for Australia Modems connected to the Australian telecoms network must have a valid Austel permit. This modem has been designed to specifically configure to ensure com- pliance with Austel standards when the country/region selection is set to Austra- lia.
  • Page 12 ❑ Some parameters required for compliance with Telecom’s PTC Specifica- tions are dependent on the equipment (PC) associated with this modem. The associated equipment shall be set to operate within the following limits for compliance with Telecom Specifications: (a) There shall be no more than 10 call attempts to the same number within any 30 minute period for any single manual call initiation, and (b) The equipment shall go on-hook for a period of not less than 30 seconds between the end of one attempt and the beginning of the next.
  • Page 13: General Conditions

    ❑ The transmit level from this device is set at a fixed level and because of this there may be circumstances where the performance is less than optimal. Before reporting such occurrences as faults, please check the line with a standard Telepermitted telephone, and only report a fault if the phone perfor- mance is impaired.
  • Page 14 This symbol may not stick depending on the country and region where you purchased. Optical disk drive standards TOSHIBA Satellite A200/Satellite Pro A200 computer is shipped with one of the following drives preinstalled: DVD-ROM, CD-RW/DVD-ROM, or DVD Super Multi (+-R DL) drive.
  • Page 15: Important Notice

    ❑ Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions. CAUTION: Use only the battery pack that came with the computer or an optional battery pack. Use of wrong battery could damage your computer. TOSHIBA assumes no liability for any damage in such case. User’s Manual...
  • Page 16 Location of the required label PRODUCT IS CERTIFIED BY THE MANUFACTURER TO COMPLY WITH DHHS RULES 21 CFR SUBCHAPTER J APPLICABLE AT THE DATE OF MANUFACTURE. MANUFACTURED: Toshiba Samsung Strage Technology Korea corporation 416, Maetan-3Dong, Yeongtong-Gu Suwon City, Gyeonggi-Do, 443-742, Korea User’s Manual...
  • Page 18 DVD Super Multi (+-R DL) drive safety instructions CAUTIONS: 1. The drive employs a laser system. To ensure proper use of this product, please read this instruction manual carefully and retain for future reference. Should the unit ever require maintenance, contact an authorized service location.
  • Page 21 CAUTION: This appliance contains a laser system and is classified as a “CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT.” To use this model properly, read the instruction manual carefully and keep this manual for your future reference. In case of any trouble with this model, please contact your nearest “AUTHORIZED service station.”...
  • Page 22 OBS! Apparaten innehåller laserkomponent som avger laserstråining överstigande gränsen för laserklass 1. VAROITUS. Suojakoteloa si saa avata. Laite sisältää laserdiodin, joka lähetää näkymätöntä silmilie vaarallista lasersäteilyä. CAUTION: USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUST- MENTS OR PERFORMANCE OF PROCE- DURES OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED IN THE OWNER’S MANUAL MAY RESULT IN HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE.
  • Page 23: Table Of Contents

    Mobile phone ..............xxxvi Instruction Manual for safety and Comfort ....xxxvi Chapter 1 Introduction Equipment checklist ............1-1 Hardware ...............1-1 Software.................1-2 Features ................1-3 Processor...............1-3 Memory................1-3 Disks ................1-4 Display ................1-6 Special Features ............1-10 TOSHIBA Value Added Package ........1-12 User’s Manual xxiii...
  • Page 24 Utilities and Application ..........1-13 Options ................1-16 Chapter 2 The Grand Tour Front with the display closed .........2-1 Left side ................2-3 Right side................2-4 Back side ................2-5 Underside .................2-6 Front with the display open ..........2-7 AV Button...............2-9 System indicators ............2-10 Optical Media drive ............2-12 Region codes for DVD drives and media.....2-12 Writable discs ..............2-12 CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive ..........2-13...
  • Page 25 Important message (DVD Super Multi (+-R DL) drive) 4-19 Before writing or rewriting ..........4-20 When writing or rewriting ..........4-22 Disclaimer (DVD Super Multi (+-R DL) drive) ....4-23 TOSHIBA Disc Creator ..........4-23 Data Verification ............4-25 Video................4-25 When using Ulead DVD MovieFactory® for TOSHIBA: ..................4-25 Media care ..............4-29 User’s Manual...
  • Page 26 CD/DVDs ..............4-29 Diskettes ..............4-29 Using the software ............4-31 Using the microphone ...........4-32 Modem ................4-32 Region selection ............4-33 Properties menu ............4-34 Wireless communications..........4-36 Wireless LAN ...............4-36 LAN..................4-38 Connecting LAN cable ..........4-39 Disconnecting LAN cable..........4-40 Cleaning the computer ..........4-40 Moving the computer.............4-40 Heat dispersal ..............4-41 Chapter 5 The Keyboard Typewriter keys..............5-1...
  • Page 27 Battery indicator.............6-3 DC IN indicator ..............6-3 Power indicator ..............6-4 Battery types ..............6-4 Battery ................6-4 Real time clock battery ..........6-5 Care and use of the battery pack ........6-5 Safety precautions ............6-6 Charging the batteries ...........6-8 Monitoring battery capacity..........6-10 Maximizing battery operating time .......6-11 Retaining data with power off ........6-12 Extending battery life ...........6-12 Replacing the battery pack ...........6-13...
  • Page 28 Express Card..............8-4 Installing an Express Card..........8-4 Removing an Express Card...........8-5 Multiple Digital Media Card Slot ........8-6 Installing a SD/SDHC/MS/MS Pro/MMC/xD card ..8-7 Removing a SD/SDHC/MS/MS Pro/MMC/xD card ..8-8 Memory expansion ............8-9 Installing memory module..........8-9 Removing memory module..........8-11 Additional battery pack (6 Cell and 9 Cell) ....8-12 Additional AC adaptor ...........8-12 USB FDD Kit ..............8-12 External monitor ............8-12...
  • Page 29 TV output signal............9-18 USB ................9-19 Modem.................9-19 Sleep/Hibernation ............9-21 LAN................9-21 Wireless LAN ...............9-21 Bluetooth..............9-22 i.LINK (IEEE1394) ............9-22 TOSHIBA support ............9-23 Before you call .............9-23 Chapter 10 Disclaimers CPU .................10-1 Main Memory Disclaimer ..........10-2 Battery Life ..............10-2 HDD Drive Capacity ............10-3 LCD..................10-3 Graphics Processor Unit ("GPU") ........10-3...
  • Page 30 Display Controller and Modes ........B-1 Appendix C V.90/V.92 ................C-1 Appendix D Wireless LAN ..............D-1 Appendix E AC Power Cord and Connectors ........E-1 Glossary Abbreviations ............. Glossary-1 Index User’s Manual...
  • Page 31: Manual Contents

    A200 computer. This powerful, lightweight notebook computer is designed to provide years of reliable, high-performance computing. This manual tells how to set up and begin using your Satellite A200/Satellite Pro A200 computer. It also provides detailed information on configuring your com- puter, basic operations and care, using optional devices and troubleshooting.
  • Page 32: Conventions

    Chapter 10, Disclaimers, states the Disclaimer(s) information applicable to TOSHIBA computer. The Appendixes provide technical information about your computer. Glossary defines general computer terminology and includes a list of acro- nyms used in the text.
  • Page 33: Key Operation

    Preface Key operation Some operations require you to simultaneously use two or more keys. We iden- tify such operations by the key top symbols separated by a plus sign (+). For example, Ctrl + C means you must hold down Ctrl and at the same time press C. If three keys are used, hold down the first two and at the same time press the third.
  • Page 34 Preface xxxiv User’s Manual...
  • Page 35: General Precautions

    General Precautions TOSHIBA computers are designed to optimize safety, minimize strain and with- stand 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 36: Pressure Or Impact Damage

    General Precautions puter 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 low-heat injury. ❑ If the computer has been used for a long time, avoid direct contact with the metal plate supporting the various interface ports as this can become hot.
  • Page 37: Chapter 1 Introduction

    Carefully unpack your computer. Save the box and packing materials for future use. Hardware Check to make sure you have all the following items: ❑ Satellite A200/Satellite Pro A200 Portable Personal Computer ❑ Universal AC adaptor and power cord ❑ Modular cable (Provided with some models) User’s Manual...
  • Page 38: Software

    • TOSHIBA SD Memory Utilities Note: SD Memory Card Format Utility and other SD functions are packaged into TOSHIBA SD Memory Utilities. When unin- stalling the SD utilities, click [Start], [Control Panel], [Uninstall a program], and select TOSHIBA SD Memory Utilities.
  • Page 39: Features

    • End User License Agreement ◆ Product Recovery Media Features The computer uses TOSHIBA’s advanced Large Scale Integration (LSI), Com- ple-mentary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) technology extensively to provide compact size, minimum weight, low power usage, and high reliability. This computer incorporates the following features and benefits:...
  • Page 40: Disks

    Introduction Disks Hard disk drive The computer has an integrated, 2 1/2" hard disk drive (HDD) for nonvolatile storage of data and software. It comes in the following sizes. 60 GB 80 GB 100 GB 120 GB 160 GB 200 GB 250 GB 300 GB Disclaimer (Hard disk drive capacity)
  • Page 41 Introduction DVD Super Multi Some models are equipped with a full-size DVD Super (+-R DL) drive Multi (+- R DL) drive module that lets you record data to rewritable CD/DVDs as well as run either 12 cm (4.72") or 8 cm (3.15") CD/DVDs without using an adaptor.
  • Page 42: Display

    Introduction Display The computer’s LCD panel supports high-resolution video graphics. The screen can be set at a wide range of viewing angles for maximum comfort and readabil- ity. Built-in Thin-film transistor color LCD is available: 15.4" WXGA, 1280 horizontal x 800 vertical pixels Graphics controller Graphics controller maximizes display performance.
  • Page 43 Introduction Universal Serial Bus Four Universal Serial Bus (USB) enables chain connec- (USB2.0) tion of a number of USB-equipped devices to one port on your computer. i.LINK™ This port enables high-speed data transfer directly from (IEEE 1394) external devices such as digital video camera. (Provided with some models) Video Out Jack This S-Video out port lets you transfer NTSC or PAL...
  • Page 44 Introduction Communications The computer is equipped with a LAN card that sup- ports Ethernet LAN (10 Mbit/s, 10BASE-T) or Fast Ethernet LAN (100 Mbit/s, 100BASE-TX). It is prein- stalled as a standard device in some markets. Wireless LAN Some computers in this series are equipped with a Wire- less LAN mini card that is compatible with other LAN systems based on Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum/ Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing radio...
  • Page 45 Operating System Windows Vista™ is available. Refer to the preinstalled software section at the front of this chapter. TOSHIBA Utilities A number of utilities and drivers are preinstalled to make your computer more convenient to use. Refer to the Utilities section in this chapter.
  • Page 46: Special Features

    Introduction Special Features The following features are either unique to TOSHIBA computers or are advanced features, which make the computer more convenient to use. Hot keys Key combinations let you quickly modify the system configuration directly from the keyboard without run- ning a system configuration program.
  • Page 47 This feature turns power to the computer off when the display panel is closed and turns it back on when the panel is opened. You can specify the setting in the When I close the lid item of the Setup Action tab in TOSHIBA Power Saver. Low battery auto-...
  • Page 48: Toshiba Value Added Package

    Introduction TOSHIBA Value Added Package This section describes the TOSHIBA Component features pre-installed on the computer. TOSHIBA TOSHIBA Power Saver provides you with the feature Power Saver of more various power supply managements. TOSHIBA This utility controls the following computer button Button Support functions.
  • Page 49: Utilities And Application

    TOSHIBA Assist TOSHIBA Assist is a graphical user interface that pro- vides easy access to help and services. HW Setup To start the utility, click the Windows Start button, point to All Programs, click TOSHIBA, click Utilities, and select HWSetup icon.
  • Page 50 You can boot ConfigFree from the menu bar as follows. [Start] - [All Programs] - [TOSHIBA]-[Networking]- [ConfigFree] Dual Mode Pad The Dual Mode TouchPad is a TouchPad that provides...
  • Page 51 This has the same func- tion as the Lock button at the bottom of the right pane in the start menu. ❑ TOSHIBA Assist: This can be used to open TOSHIBA Assist if it is already installed in your computer.
  • Page 52: Options

    1BRS/PA3533U-1BAS), 6 cells Type (PA3534U-1BRS/ PA3534U-1BAS) and 9 cells Type (PA3535U-1BRS/ PA3535U-1BAS) can be purchased from your TOSHIBA dealer. The battery pack is identical to the one that came with your computer. Use it as a spare or replacement. AC adaptor...
  • Page 53: Chapter 2 The Grand Tour

    Chapter 2 The Grand Tour This chapter identifies the various components of your computer. Become famil- iar with each component before you operate the computer. Front with the display closed Figure 2-1 shows the computer’s front with its display panel in the closed posi- tion.
  • Page 54 The Grand Tour Microphone jack A standard 3.5 mm mini microphone jack enables con- nection of a monaural microphone or other device for audio input. Headphone jack A standard 3.5 mm mini headphone jack enables con- nection of a stereo headphone (16 ohm minimum) or other device for audio output.
  • Page 55: Left Side

    The Grand Tour Left side Figure 2-2 shows the computer’s left side. XPRESS ARD SLOT OR CARD SLOT EPENDING IDEO OUT JACK ON THE MODEL YOU AN VENT PURCHASED PURCH XTERNAL JACK USB P ORTS MONITOR PORT .LINK (IEEE 1394) P Figure 2-2 The left side of the computer External monitor This 15-pin port lets you connect an external monitor.
  • Page 56: Right Side

    The Grand Tour Note: When multiple IEEE1394 devices are connected to a PC, the devices may not correctly be identified. This problem may occur when Windows Vista™ is restarted while the devices are connected or when the power to the IEEE1394 devices is turned on before the PC is turned on.
  • Page 57: Back Side

    The Grand Tour Universal Serial The two Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports comply with Bus Ports USB Serial 2.0 standards, which enables data transfer speeds 40 times faster than the USB 1.1 standards. (The ports also support USB 1.1) Note: Operation of all functions of all USB devices has not been confirmed.
  • Page 58: Underside

    6, Power and Power-Up Modes, describes how to access the battery pack. Additional battery packs can be purchased from your TOSHIBA dealer to extend the computer’s battery operating time. Battery pack Slide this latch to release the battery pack.
  • Page 59: Front With The Display Open

    The Grand Tour Front with the display open Figure 2-6 shows the front of the computer with the display open. To open the display, slide the display latch on the front of the computer and lift the display up. Position the display at a comfortable viewing angle. ISPLAY CREEN TEREO...
  • Page 60 The Grand Tour Fingerprint Just by swiping the finger against the fingerprint sensor, the following functions will be enabled: Sensor (Provided with ❑ Logon to Windows and access a security-enabled some models) homepage through IE (Internet Explorer). ❑ Files and folders can be encrypted/decrypted and third party access to them prevented.
  • Page 61: Av Button

    The Grand Tour AV Button Six buttons are provided with some models. Available for use: Internet, CD/DVD, Play/Pause, Stop, Previous, Next. These buttons allow you to manage Audio/Video, run applications and access utilities. Refer to the AV button function section in Chapter 4, Operating Basics for details.
  • Page 62: System Indicators

    The Grand Tour System indicators Figure 2-7 shows the system indicators, which light when various computer operations are in progress. ULTIPLE IGITAL EDIA CARD SLOT BATTERY DC IN OWER Figure 2-7 Systems indicators Power source/system indicators DC IN The DC IN indicator glows blue when DC power is sup- plied from the AC power adaptor.
  • Page 63: Keyboard Indicator

    The Grand Tour The figures below show the positions of the keypad overlay indicators and the CapsLock indicator. When the F10 key indicator glows the keypad overlay lets you control the cursor. When the F11 key indicator glows the keypad overlay lets you enter numbers. UMERIC MODE RROW MODE Figure 2-8 Keypad overlay indicators...
  • Page 64: Optical Media Drive

    Writable discs This section describes the types of writable CD/DVD discs. Check the specifica- tions for your drive to for the type of discs it can write. Use TOSHIBA Disc Cre- ator to write compact discs. Refer to Chapter 4, Operating Basics.
  • Page 65: Cd-Rw/Dvd-Rom Drive

    The Grand Tour DVDs ◆ DVD-R, DVD+R and DVD+R DL discs can be written only once. The recorded data cannot be erased or changed. ◆ DVD-RW, DVD+RW and DVD-RAM discs can be recorded more than once. Formats The drives support the following formats: •...
  • Page 66: Dvd Super Multi (+-R Dl) Drive

    The Grand Tour DVD Super Multi (+-R DL) drive The full-size DVD Super Multi drive module lets you record data to s as rewrit- able CDs as well as run either 12 cm (4.72") or 8 cm (3.15") CD/DVDs without using an adaptor.
  • Page 67: Ac Adaptor

    Figure 2-11 The AC adaptor (3-pin plug) CAUTION: Use of the wrong adaptor could damage your computer. TOSHIBA assumes no liability for any damage in such case. The output rating for the computer is 19 volts DC. CAUTION: Please use only the AC adaptor supplied with the com- puter or an AC adaptor certified by TOSHIBA.
  • Page 68 The Grand Tour 2-16 User’s Manual...
  • Page 69: Chapter 3 Getting Started

    Chapter 3 Getting Started This chapter provides basic information to get you started using your computer. It covers the following topics: ❑ Be sure also to read Instruction Manual for Safety & Comfort. This guide, which is included with the computer, explains product liability.
  • Page 70: Connecting The Ac Adaptor

    Modes. CAUTION: Use of the wrong adaptor could damage your computer. TOSHIBA assumes no liability for any damage in such case. The output rating for the computer is 19 volts DC. 1. Connect the power cord to the AC adaptor.
  • Page 71: Opening The Display

    Getting Started 3. Plug the power cord into a live wall outlet. The Battery and DC IN indicator on the front of the computer should glow. Opening the display The display panel can be rotated in a wide range of angles for optimal viewing. 1.
  • Page 72: Starting Up For The First Time

    Getting Started OWER UTTON Figure 3-4 Turning on the power Starting up for the first time ® When you first turn on the power, the computer’s initial screen is the Microsoft Windows Vista™ Startup Screen Logo. Follow the on-screen directions. Turning off the power The power can be turned off in one of the following modes: Shut down (Boot), Hibernation or Sleep mode.
  • Page 73: Hibernation Mode

    NOTE: For the computer to shut down in hibernation mode, the hibernation feature must be enabled in two places: the Hibernate tab in Power Options and Setup Action tab in TOSHIBA Power Saver. Otherwise, the computer will shut down in Sleep mode. If bat- tery power becomes depleted, data saved in Sleep mode will be lost.
  • Page 74: Starting Hibernation

    Getting Started Starting Hibernation To enter Hibernation mode, follow the steps below. Windows Vista™ 1. Click Windows Start button. 2. Point to 3. Select Hibernate. Automatic Hibernation The computer will enter Hibernate mode automatically when you press the power button or close the lid. First, however, make the appropriate settings according to the steps below.
  • Page 75: Sleep Mode

    Getting Started Sleep mode In sleep mode the power remains on, but the CPU and all other devices are in sleep mode. CAUTIONS: 1. Before entering Sleep mode, be sure to save your data. 2. Do not install or remove a memory module while the com- puter is in sleep mode.
  • Page 76: Restarting The Computer

    Getting Started When you turn the power back on, you can continue where you left when you shut down the computer. NOTES: 1. When the computer is shut down in sleep mode, the power indicator glows amber. 2. If you are operating the computer on battery power, you can lengthen the operating time by shutting down in hibernation mode.
  • Page 77: System Recovery Options

    Getting Started System Recovery Options About 1.5GB hidden partition is allocated on the hard disk drive for the System Recovery Options. This partition stores files which can be used to repair the sys- tem in the event of a problem. System Recovery Options The System Recovery Options feature is installed on the hard disk when shipped from the factory.
  • Page 78: Recovery Disc

    1. Load the Product Recovery disc in the drive and turn off the computer's power. 2. Switch on the computer and, when the In Touch with Tomorrow TOSHIBA prompt appears, press the F12 key to display the Boot Menu. For 2HDDs model, If HDD1 is first, go to the (3.) step.
  • Page 79: Create Optical Recovery Discs

    Getting Started Create Optical Recovery Discs For HDD Recovery model A recovery image of your computer is stored on the hard disk. You may use this image to create CD or DVD recovery discs using the following steps: 1. Select either blank CDs or DVDs media. 2.
  • Page 80: Restoring The Preinstalled Software From Your Creating Recovery Media

    F9 key to set to default settings, and select the [Yes]. c)Press the F10 key to save the changes, and select the [Yes]. d)When the "In Touch with Tomorrow TOSHIBA" prompt appears, press the F12 key to display the Boot menu.
  • Page 81 Getting Started 3. Use the up or down cursor key to select CD/DVD in the display menu. For details, refer to the Boot Priority section in Chapter 7, HW Setup and Pass- words. 4. A menu appears. Follow the on-screen instructions. ❑...
  • Page 82 Getting Started 3-14 User’s Manual...
  • Page 83: Chapter 4 Operating Basics

    Chapter 4 Operating Basics This chapter gives information on basic operations including using the Touch Pad/Dual Mode Pad, USB diskette drive, optical media drives, the microphone, the internal modem, wireless communication and LAN. It also provides tips on caring for your computer, diskettes and CD/DVDs. Using the Touch Pad/Dual Mode Pad To use the Touch Pad/Dual Mode Pad, simply touch and move your finger tip across it in the direction you want the on-screen pointer to go.
  • Page 84: Dual Mode Pad Button Function

    Operating Basics Dual Mode Pad Button function (Dual Mode Pad is provided with some models) INDOWS HOTO ALLERY ONFIG UTTON WITCH UTTON OLUME PPLICATION UTTONS Figure 4-2 Dual Mode Pad Button Switch button To switch between Cursor Mode and Button Mode. When you switch to Button Mode, the pad blinks blue.
  • Page 85: Using The Fingerprint Sensor

    Operating Basics Windows Photo Windows Photo Gallery gives you many tools for your digi- Gallery tal photos and videos.You can organize, find, and view your photos and videos, as well as edit, print, and share them from within Windows Photo Gallery. It also makes it easy to transfer your photos from your camera to your computer, using a simple import process Application...
  • Page 86 Operating Basics ❑ Do not touch the sensor with a wet finger or any wet objects. Keep sensor surface dry and free of water vapor. ❑ Do not touch the sensor with a soiled finger. Minute foreign particles on a soiled or dirty finger may scratch the sensor.
  • Page 87: How To Delete The Fingerprint Data

    ❑ Toshiba does not guarantee that this fingerprint recognition technology will be error-free. ❑ Toshiba does not guarantee that the fingerprint sensor will recognize the enrolled user or 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 this fingerprint recognition software or utility.
  • Page 88: Points To Note About The Fingerprint Utility

    Operating Basics Align the finger and sensor as shown on the above figure. Points to note about the Fingerprint Utility You can back up the fingerprint data or the information registered to Password Bank. Please use "Import or Export User Data" menu on Fingerprint Software Manage- ment.
  • Page 89 Operating Basics 1. Click Start, Point to All Programs, point to Protector Suite QL and click User Enrollment. Note: You can also start User Enrollment Wizard using the following method. ❑ Click the icon in the Task Bar. ❑ Swipe your finger across the Fingerprint Sensor. 2.
  • Page 90: Windows Logon Via Fingerprint Authentication

    Operating Basics Windows Logon via Fingerprint Authentication In place of the usual Windows logon by ID and password, fingerprint authentica- tion also allows logon to Windows. This is useful especially when many users are using the PCs, as user selection can be skipped.
  • Page 91: How To Enable Fingerprint System Boot Authentication

    Note: ❑ It is necessary to register the User Password before using the Fingerprint Power-on Security and its extended function, the Fingerprint Single Sign-On Feature. Please use TOSHIBA HW Setup to register the User Password. ❑ If you fail fingerprint authentication more than five times, you must enter the User Password or Supervisor Password manually to start the computer.
  • Page 92: Fingerprint Single Sign-On Feature

    It is necessary to register the User Password and Windows Logon password before using the Fingerprint Power-on Security and this Fingerprint Single Sign On Feature. Please use TOSHIBA HW Setup to register your User Password. If Windows Logon is not the default for your system, see Manual to register your Windows Logon password.
  • Page 93: How To Swipe The Finger

    Operating Basics How to Swipe the Finger Using the following steps when swiping fingers for fingerprint registration or authentication will help to minimize authentication failures: Align the first joint of the finger to the center of the sensor. Lightly touch the sensor and swipe finger levelly towards you.
  • Page 94: Loading Discs

    Operating Basics If you have a CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive, refer also to the Writing CDs on CD- RW/DVD-ROM drive section for precautions on writing to CDs. If you have a DVD Super Multi drive, refer also to the Writing CD/DVDs on DVD Super Multi drive section for precautions on writing to CDs/DVDs.
  • Page 95 Operating Basics drawer by inserting a slender object (about 15 mm) such as a straight- ened paper clip into the eject hole just to the right of the eject button. JECT Figure 4-4 Manual release with the eject hole 2. Grasp the drawer gently and pull until it is fully opened. Figure 4-5 Pulling the drawer open User’s Manual 4-13...
  • Page 96 Operating Basics 3. Lay the CD/DVD, label side up, in the drawer. Figure 4-6 Inserting a CD/DVD Note: When the drawer is fully opened, the edge of the computer will extend slightly over the CD/DVD tray. Therefore, you will need to turn the CD/DVD at an angle when you place it in the tray.
  • Page 97: Removing Discs

    Operating Basics Figure 4-7 Closing the DVD-ROM drawer Removing discs To remove the CD/DVD, follow the steps below and refer to figure 4-8. CAUTION: Do not press the eject button while the computer is accessing the DVD-ROM drive. Wait for the optical media drive indicator to go out before you open the drawer.
  • Page 98: Av Button Function (Provided With Some Models)

    Operating Basics Figure 4-8 Removing a CD-RW/DVD-ROM 3. Push the center of the drawer to close it. Press gently until it locks into place. AV Button function (Provided with some models) This section describes a button function. Figure 4-9 AV Button Icon AV Button *CD/None...
  • Page 99: Writing Cds On Cd-Rw/Dvd-Rom Drive

    MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA CO., LTD Ricoh Co., Ltd. TOSHIBA has confirmed the operation of CD-R and CD-RW media of the man- ufacturers above. Operation of other media cannot be guaranteed. ◆ CD-RW can generally be rewritten about 1,000 times. However, the actual number of rewrites is affected by the quality of the media and the way it is used.
  • Page 100: When Writing Or Rewriting

    ◆ Write from the computer’s HDD to the CD. Do not try to write from shared devices such as a LAN server or any other network device. ◆ Writing with software other than TOSHIBA Disc Creator has not been con- firmed. Therefore, operation with other software cannot be guaranteed.
  • Page 101: Writing Cd/Dvds On Dvd Super Multi (+-R Dl) Drive

    (+-R DL) drive You can use the DVD Super Multi (+-R DL ) drive to write data to either CD-R/ RW or DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW/-RAM/+R DL/-R DL discs. The following appli- cations for writing are supplied: TOSHIBA Disc Creator. Ulead DVD Movie ® Factory for TOSHIBA, which is a product of Ulead Systems, Inc.
  • Page 102: Before Writing Or Rewriting

    ◆ Based on TOSHIBA’s limited compatibility testing, we suggest the follow- ing manufacturers of CD-R/RW and DVD-R/+R/-RW/+RW/-RAM/+R DL/- R DL disc. ◆ However, in no event does TOSHIBA guarantee the operation, quality or performance of any disc. Disc quality can affect write or rewrite success rates.
  • Page 103 Operating Basics Note: This drive cannot use discs that allow writing of 8 speeds or more (DVD-R, DVD+R ), 6 speeds or more (DVD-RW) and 8 speeds or more (DVD+RW). ◆ If the disc is poor in quality, dirty or damaged, writing or rewriting errors may occur.
  • Page 104: When Writing Or Rewriting

    ◆ Write from the computer’s HDD to the CD/DVD. Do not try to write from shared devices such as a LAN server or any other network device. ◆ Writing with software other than TOSHIBA Disc Creator is not recom- mended.
  • Page 105: Disclaimer (Dvd Super Multi (+-R Dl) Drive)

    ◆ DVD-Video cannot be created using TOSHIBA Disc Creator. ◆ DVD-Audio cannot be created using TOSHIBA Disc Creator. ◆ You cannot use TOSHIBA Disc Creator’s “Audio CD for Car or Home CD Player” function to record music to the DVD-R/-R DL/-RW or DVD+R/+R DL/+RW disc.
  • Page 106 TOSHIBA Disc Creator. ◆ TOSHIBA Disc Creator record in packet format. ◆ You might not be able to use the “Exact Copy” function of TOSHIBA Disc Creator to back up a DVD-R/-R DL/-RW or DVD+R/+R DL/+RW disc that was made with other software on a different DVD-R/-R DL/-RW or DVD+R/+RW recorder.
  • Page 107: Data Verification

    Simplified steps for making a Labelflash DVD: 1. Insert a Labelflash disc in DVD drive. Set PRINTING SIDE for underside. 2. Click Start → All Programs → DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA → Ulead DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA Laucher to lanuch DVD MovieFactory.
  • Page 108: How To Make A Dvd-Video

    How to make a DVD-Video Simplified steps for making a DVD-Video from video data captured from a DV- Camcorder: 1. Click [Start] - [All Programs] - [DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA] - [Ulead DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA Launcher] to launch DVD Mov- ieFactory.
  • Page 109: How To Learn More About Ulead Dvd Moviefactory

    Operating Basics How to learn more about Ulead DVD MovieFactory Please refer to the on-line Help and Manual files for additional Ulead MovieFac- tory information. Important information for use Note the following limitations when you write video DVD: 1. Editing digital video. ❑...
  • Page 110 Operating Basics • Use the Mode control button and Audio/Video control button to repro- duce music or voice. • Open the DVD drive. • Install, remove or connect external devices, including the following: PC card, SD card, USB device, external display, i.LINK devices, optical digi- tal devices.
  • Page 111: Media Care

    Operating Basics Media care This section provides tips on protecting data stored on your CD/DVDs and dis- kettes. Handle your media with care. The following simple precautions will increase the lifetime of your media and protect the data stored on them: CD/DVDs 1.
  • Page 112 Operating Basics Using the Web Camera(Built-in Web Camera is provided with some mod- els.) This section describes the bundled webcam utility, which can capture still and video images. The web camera will auto-run when Windows starts. 1. Active LED 2. WEB Camera Lens 4-30 User’s Manual...
  • Page 113: Using The Software

    Operating Basics Using the software The web camera software is pre-configured to start when you turn on Windows Vista; if you need to restart it go to Start → Programs → Camera Assistant Software → Camera Assistant Software 1. Capture still images 2.
  • Page 114: Using The Microphone

    Operating Basics Properties Choose 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. Settings Choose from the : Options tab to change the tool position;...
  • Page 115: Region Selection

    To select a region, follow the steps below. 1. In Windows Vista™, click start, point to All Programs, point to TOSHIBA, point to Networking and click Modem Region Select Utility. Note: Do not use the Country/Region Select function in the Modem setup utility in the Control Panel if the function is available.
  • Page 116: Properties Menu

    Operating Basics Properties menu Click the icon with the secondary mouse button to display the following menu. Figure 4-11 The menu list (Windows Vista™) Setting You can enable or disable the following settings: AutoRun Mode The Region Select utility starts automatically when you start up the operat- ing system.
  • Page 117 Operating Basics CAUTION: If you are using the computer in Japan, the Telecommu- nications Business Law requires that you select Japan region mode. It is illegal to use the modem in Japan with any other selection. Connecting To connect the internal modem cable, follow the steps below. 1.
  • Page 118: Wireless Communications

    IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n respectively. The IEEE 802.11n specification has not been finalized and is currently in draft release. The TOSHIBA 11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Adapters are based on the Draft Release, Version 1.0, of the IEEE 802.11n specification. An adapter with 11a/b, 11a/b/g or 11a/b/g/n can communicate on any of its supported formats;...
  • Page 119: Bluetooth Wireless Technology

    Operating Basics stored data. TOSHIBA strongly recommends the customer to enable the WEP/WPA-PSK (AES) function. ◆ TOSHIBA is not liable for the eavesdropping of data due to the use of Wire- less LAN and the damage thereof. Bluetooth wireless technology Bluetooth™...
  • Page 120: Lan

    Operating Basics Wireless communication Indicator The wireless communication indicator indicates the status of the wireless com- munication functions. Indicator status Indication Indicator off Wireless communication switch is set to off. Automatic power down because of overheating. Power malfunction Indicator glows Wireless communication switch is on.
  • Page 121: Connecting Lan Cable

    Operating Basics Connecting LAN cable CAUTION: The computer must be configured properly before con- necting to a LAN. Logging onto a LAN using the computer’s default settings could cause a malfunction in LAN operation. Check with your LAN administrator regarding set-up procedures. If you are using Fast Ethernet LAN (100 Mbit/s, 100BASE-TX), be sure to con- nect with a category 5 cable, CAT5, or higher.
  • Page 122: Disconnecting Lan Cable

    Operating Basics Disconnecting LAN cable To disconnect the LAN cable, follow the steps below. Note: 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.
  • Page 123: Heat Dispersal

    CPU speed. Or, by lowering the CPU speed first, then if necessary, turning on the fan. Use the Cooling Method item of the Basic Setup window in TOSHIBA Power Saver.
  • Page 124 Operating Basics 4-42 User’s Manual...
  • Page 125: 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 the 104/105-key keyboard functions can be executed on the computer. The number of keys on your keyboard depends on which country/region’s key- board layout your computer is configured with.
  • Page 126: F1 ... F12 Function Keys

    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 127: Hot Keys

    The Keyboard tion in this chapter for more information on how to operate these keys. The power on default for both settings is off. Press Fn + F12 (ScrLock) to lock the cursor on a specific line. The power on default is off.
  • Page 128 The Keyboard Instant security: Press Fn + F1 to enter "Lock computer" mode. To restore your desktop, you need to log on again. Power Plan: Pressing Fn + F2 changes the power settings. Sleep: Pressing Fn + F3 switches the system to Sleep mode. Hibernation: Pressing Fn + F4 switches the system to Hibernate mode.
  • Page 129 Touch Pad: Pressing Fn + F9 enables or disables the Touch Pad function. Zoom: Pressing Fn + space changes the display resolution. TOSHIBA Zooming Utility (reduce): Pressing Fn + 1 reduces the icon size on the desktop or the font sizes within one of the supported application windows.
  • Page 130: Fn Sticky Key

    The Keyboard 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 they press an “F number” key. To start the Toshiba Accessibility Utility, click start, point to All Programs, point to TOSHIBA, point to Utilities and click Accessibility.
  • Page 131: Numeric Mode

    The Keyboard Numeric mode To turn on the Numeric mode, press Fn + F11. The Numeric mode indicator lights. Now try numeric data entry using the keys in figure 5-1. Press Fn + F11 again to turn off the overlay. Figure 5-1 The numeric keypad overlay Temporarily using normal keyboard (overlay on) While using the overlay, you can temporarily access the normal keyboard with-...
  • Page 132: Temporarily Using Overlay (Overlay Off)

    The Keyboard Temporarily using overlay (overlay off) While using the normal keyboard, you can temporarily use the keypad overlay without turning it on: 1. Press and hold down Fn. 2. Check the keyboard indicators. Pressing Fn turns on the most recently used overlay.
  • Page 133: 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.
  • Page 134 Amber battery DC IN off trigger point Battery Computer goes into charge is Hibernation or shuts down exhausted (depending on the Toshiba power Management Utility Setting) No battery • No operation installed • LED: Battery off DC IN off...
  • Page 135: Power Indicators

    Power and Power-Up Modes Power indicators The Battery, DC IN and Power indicators on the system indicator panel alert you to the computer’s operating capability and battery charge status. Battery indicator Check the Battery indicator to determine the status of the battery. The following indicator lights indicate the battery status: Flashing amber The battery charge is low.
  • Page 136: Power Indicator

    Dis- pose of the battery as required by local ordinances or regulations. Use only batteries recommended by TOSHIBA as replacements. The battery recharges the RTC batteries. The battery maintains the state of the computer when you enable Resume.
  • Page 137: Real Time Clock Battery

    Check system. Then press [F1] key ..CAUTION: The computer’s RTC battery is a lithium ion 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 138: Safety Precautions

    Power and Power-Up Modes Safety precautions Mishandling of batteries can cause death, serious injury or property damage. Carefully observe the following advisories: Danger: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation, Which could result in death or serious injury, if you do not follow instructions. Warning: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, Which could result in death or serious injury, if you do not follow instructions.
  • Page 139 Never use the computer again until it has been checked by a TOSHIBA ser- vice provider. It might generate smoke or fire, or the battery pack might rupture.
  • Page 140: Charging The Batteries

    Power and Power-Up Modes 3. Use only battery packs recommended by TOSHIBA as replacements. 4. Always make sure the battery pack is installed correctly and securely. Oth- erwise, a battery pack could fall out and possibly cause injury. 5. Change the battery pack only in an ambient temperature between 5 and 35 degrees Celsius.
  • Page 141: Battery Charging Notice

    The Battery indicator glows amber when the battery is being charged. CAUTION: Use only the computer connected to an AC power source or the optional TOSHIBA Batteries charger to charge the battery pack. Never attempt to charge the battery pack with any other charger.
  • Page 142: Monitoring Battery Capacity

    Monitoring battery capacity Remaining battery power can be monitored in TOSHIBA Power Saver. NOTES: 1. Wait at least 16 seconds after turning on the computer before trying to monitor the remaining operating time. The com- puter needs this time to check the battery’s remaining capac-...
  • Page 143: Maximizing Battery Operating Time

    ❑ How you configure the computer (for example, whether you enable battery- power saving options). The computer provides a battery save mode, which can be set in TOSHIBA Power Saver, to conserve battery power. This mode has the following options: •...
  • Page 144: Retaining Data With Power Off

    Power and Power-Up Modes 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: Battery pack (3 cell) about 2 days (Sleep mode) about 23 days (Shutdown mode) Battery pack (6 cell) about 4...
  • Page 145: Replacing The Battery Pack

    Power and Power-Up Modes ❑ If you are not going to use the computer for more than eight hours, discon- nect the AC adaptor. ❑ Store spare battery packs in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight. Replacing the battery pack When the battery pack reaches the end of its operating life you will need to install a new one.
  • Page 146 ATCH Figure 6-2 Removing the battery pack 7. Pull the battery pack forward to remove it. CAUTION: For environmental reasons, do not throw away a spent battery pack. Please return spent battery pack to your TOSHIBA dealer. 6-14 User’s Manual...
  • Page 147: Installing The Battery Pack

    Dis- pose of the battery as required by local ordinances or regulations. Use only batteries recommended by TOSHIBA as replacements. 1. Be sure the computer’s power is off and all cables are disconnected.
  • Page 148: Power-Up Modes

    Chapter 3, Getting Started. Windows utilities You can specify the setting in TOSHIBA Power Saver. Hot keys You can use hot keys Fn + F3 to enter Sleep mode and Fn + F4 to enter Hiber- nation. See Chapter 5, The Keyboard for details.
  • Page 149: Chapter 7 Hw Setup And Passwords

    Chapter 7 HW Setup and Passwords This chapter explains how to use TOSHIBA HW Setup program to configure your computer and how to set passwords. HW Setup TOSHIBA HW Setup lets you configure settings for Display, CPU, Boot priority, Keyboard, USB, LAN, General and password.
  • Page 150: User Password

    HW Setup and Passwords General This window displays the BIOS version and contains two buttons: Default and About. Return all HW Setup values to the factory settings. Default Display the HW Setup version. About Setup This field displays BIOS Version and date. Password User Password This option allows you to set or reset the user password for power on.
  • Page 151: Power On Display

    HW Setup and Passwords To delete a user password: 1. Select Not Registered to display the following prompt: Enter Password: 2. Enter the currently registered password. The character string you enter is displayed as a string of asterisks. Enter Password: **** Note: If you click the OK button before entering the password, Reg- istered will appear on the display.
  • Page 152: Boot Priority

    HW Setup and Passwords Dynamic CPU Frequency Mode This option lets you choose from the following settings: CPU power consumption and clock speed Dynamically Switchable automatic switching function is enabled. When the computer is in use, CPU operation is automatically switched when necessary. (Default) CPU power consumption and clock speed Always Low...
  • Page 153 HW Setup and Passwords If there are only 2 HDDs, the Boot Priority Options setting will be like the fol- lowing. You can override the settings and manually select a boot device by pressing one of the following keys while the computer is booting: Selects the USB diskette drive.
  • Page 154: Legacy Usb Support

    HW Setup and Passwords 3. If you press a key other than one of those above or if the selected device is not installed, the system will boot accord- ing to the current setting in HW Setup. Keyboard Wake-up on Keyboard When this feature is enabled and the computer is in sleep mode, you can turn on the computer by pressing any key.
  • Page 155: Chapter 8 Optional Devices

    Chapter 8 Optional Devices Optional devices can expand the computer’s capabilities and its versatility. The following optional devices are available from your TOSHIBA dealer: Cards/memory ❑ PC cards ❑ Express cards ❑ SD, SDHC, MS, MS Pro, MMC, xD memory cards ❑...
  • Page 156: Pc Cards

    The computer is equipped with a PC card expansion slot that can accommodate one 5 mm Type II card. Any PC card that meets industry standards (manufac- tured by TOSHIBA or other vendor) can be installed. The slots support 16-bit PC cards, including PC card 16’s multifunction card and CardBus PC cards.
  • Page 157: Removing A Pc Card

    Optional Devices 3. Check the configuration in the HW Setup window to make sure it is appro- priate for your card. Removing a PC card To remove the PC card, follow the steps below. 1. In Windows Vista™, open the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the system tray and disable the PC card.
  • Page 158: Express Card

    Optional Devices Express Card Installing an Express Card The Express Card slot is located on the left side of the computer. You can install one Express Card in the slot. Windows’ hot-install feature lets you install Express Card while the computer’s power is on.
  • Page 159: Removing An Express Card

    Optional Devices Removing an Express Card To remove the Express Card, follow the steps below. 1. In Windows Vista™, open the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the system tray and disable the Express Card. 2. Press the Express Card slightly to make it stretch out. 3.
  • Page 160: Multiple Digital Media Card Slot

    Optional Devices Multiple Digital Media Card Slot The computer is equipped with a Multiple Digital Media Card Slot that can accom- modate Secure Digital (SD)/ Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC)/ Memory Stick (MS)/Memory Stick Pro (MS Pro)/Multi Media Card (MMC)/xD memory cards.
  • Page 161: Installing A Sd/Sdhc/Ms/Ms Pro/Mmc/Xd Card

    Optional Devices Installing a SD/SDHC/MS/MS Pro/MMC/xD card To install the memory card, follow the steps below. 1. Insert the memory card. 2. Press gently to ensure a firm connection. SD/SDHC/MS/ MS P /MMC/ CARD ULTIPLE IGITAL EDIA Figure 8-5 Inserting the memory card CAUTIONS: 1.
  • Page 162: Removing A Sd/Sdhc/Ms/Ms Pro/Mmc/Xd Card

    Optional Devices Removing a SD/SDHC/MS/MS Pro/MMC/xD card To remove the memory card, follow the steps below. 1. In Windows Vista™, open the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the system tray and disable the inserted memory card. 2. Gently press the memory card inside the socket to eject it. 3.
  • Page 163: Memory Expansion

    Optional Devices Memory expansion You can install additional memory in the computer’s memory module to increase the amount of RAM. CAUTION: Only memory modules with the following parts numbers can be installed: 512MB: PA3511U-1M51 1GB: PA3512U-1M1G 2GB: PA3513U-1M2G Installing memory module To install a memory module, make sure the computer is in boot mode then: 1.
  • Page 164 Optional Devices Figure 8-7 Removing the cover 6. Insert the memory module into the connector on the computer. Press the module carefully and firmly to ensure a solid connection. 7. Push the module down so that it lies flat and is secured by two latches. CAUTION: Do not touch the connectors on the memory module or on the computer.
  • Page 165: Removing Memory Module

    Optional Devices Removing memory module To remove the memory module, make sure the computer is in boot mode then: 1. Turn the computer off and remove all cables connected to the computer. CAUTIONS: 1. If you use the computer for a long time, the memory mod- ules will become hot.
  • Page 166: Additional Battery Pack (6 Cell And 9 Cell)

    Optional Devices Additional battery pack (6 Cell and 9 Cell) You can increase the portability of the computer with additional battery packs (6 Cell: PA3534U-1BRS/PA3534U-1BAS, 9 Cell: PA3535U-1BRS/PA3535U- 1BAS). If you’re away from an AC power source, you can replace a low battery with a fully charged one.
  • Page 167: Television

    Optional Devices If you have selected Simultaneous under the Display options of the HW Setup, both the external monitor and the internal LCD will be active when you turn on the computer. If Auto-Selected is selected, only the external monitor will be active.
  • Page 168: Precautions

    There is a particular risk that some frames will be deleted in the case of digital video transfer. TOSHIBA assumes no liability for such loss of data. 2. Do not transfer data in areas where static electricity is easily generated or in areas subjected to electronic noise.
  • Page 169: Disconnecting

    Optional Devices c. Use S100, S200 or S400 cables no longer than three meters. d. Some devices might not support sleep or automatic off functions. e. Do not connect or disconnect an i.LINK device while it is using an application or when the computer is automatically shutting it down to save power.
  • Page 170 Optional Devices 8-16 User’s Manual...
  • Page 171: Chapter 9 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 172: Analyzing The Problem

    Troubleshooting ❑ Check that your diskette is correctly inserted and that the diskette’s write protect tab is correctly set. Make notes of your observations and keep them in a permanent error log. This will help you describe your problems to your dealer. If a problem recurs, the log will help you identify the problem faster.
  • Page 173: Hardware And System Checklist

    Troubleshooting Hardware and system checklist This section discusses problems caused by your computer’s hardware or attached peripherals. Basic problems may occur in the following areas: ❑ System start-up ❑ Touch/Dual Mode Pad device ❑ Self test ❑ Express/PC card ❑ Power ❑...
  • Page 174: Self Test

    When the computer starts up, the self-test will be run automatically, and the fol- lowing will be displayed: In Touch with Tomorrow TOSHIBA 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 175: Overheating Power Down

    Troubleshooting Overheating power down If the computer’s internal temperature becomes too high, the computer will auto- matically shut down. AC power If you have trouble turning on the computer with the AC adaptor connected, check the DC IN indicator. Refer to Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up Modes more information.
  • Page 176 Troubleshooting Problem Procedure Battery doesn’t If the battery is completely discharged, it will not charge when the AC begin charging immediately. Wait a few minutes. adaptor is attached (Battery indicator If the battery still does not charge, make sure does not glow the outlet is supplying power.
  • Page 177: Password

    Troubleshooting Password Problem Procedure Cannot enter pass- Refer to the Password section in Chapter 7, word Setup and Passwords. Keyboard Keyboard problems can be caused by your setup configuration. For more infor- mation refer to Chapter 5, The Keyboard and Chapter 7, HW Setup and Pass- words.
  • Page 178: Hard Disk Drive

    Troubleshooting Problem Procedure Problems above Refer to your software’s documentation to deter- remain unresolved or mine if the software is causing the difficulty. other problems occur Contact your dealer if the problems continue. Hard disk drive Problem Procedure Computer does not Check if a diskette is in the diskette drive or a boot from hard disk CD-ROM is in the optical media drive.
  • Page 179: Cd-Rw/Dvd-Rom Drive

    Troubleshooting CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive For more information, refer to Chapter 4, Operating Basics. Problem Procedure You cannot access a Make sure the drive’s drawer is securely closed. CD/DVD in the drive Press gently until it clicks into place. Open the drawer and make sure the CD/DVD is properly seated.
  • Page 180: Dvd Super Multi (+-R Dl) Drive

    Cannot write correctly If you have trouble writing, make sure you are observing the following precautions: • Use only media recommended by TOSHIBA • Do not use the mouse or keyboard during writing. • Use only the software supplied with the com- puter for recording.
  • Page 181 Cannot write correctly If you have trouble writing, make sure you are observing the following precautions: • Use only media recommended by TOSHIBA • Do not use the mouse or keyboard during writing. • Use only the software supplied with the com- puter for recording.
  • Page 182: Diskette Drive

    Troubleshooting Diskette drive Problem Procedure Drive does not There may be a faulty cable connection. Check operate the connection to the computer and to the drive. Some programs run The software or hardware configuration may be correctly but others causing a problem. Make sure the hardware do not configuration matches your software needs.
  • Page 183: 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, select the Mouse icon and press Enter. 2.Click the Pointer Option tab. 3.Set the speed as instructed and click OK. When the reaction of Adjust the touch Sensitivity.
  • Page 184 Troubleshooting Problem Procedure Make sure the mouse is properly connected to the USB port. Double-clicking does Try changing the double-click sped setting in the not work mouse control utility. 1.Open the Control Panel, select the Mouse icon and press Enter. 2.Click the Buttons tab.
  • Page 185: Fingerprint Sensor

    If problems persist, contact your dealer. Fingerprint Power on Please use TOSHIBA HW Setup to register the Security or Single User Password if it was not registered. Sign On feature cannot be enabled.
  • Page 186: Pc Card

    Troubleshooting PC card Refer also to Chapter 4, Operating Basics. Problem Procedure PC card error occurs Reseat the PC card to make sure it is firmly con- nected. Make sure the connection between the external device and the card is firm. Check the card’s documentation.
  • Page 187: Monitor

    Troubleshooting You cannot write to Make sure the card is not write protected. the memory card You cannot read a file Make sure the target file is on the memory card inserted in the slot. If problems persist, contact your dealer. Monitor Refer also to Chapter 8, Optional...
  • Page 188: Sound System

    Troubleshooting Sound system Problem Procedure No sound is heard Adjust the volume control dial. Check the software volume settings. Make sure the headphone connection is secure. Check Windows Device Manager. Make sure the sound function is enabled and that settings for I/O address, Interrupt level and DMA are cor- rect for your software and do not conflict with other hardware devices that you may have con-...
  • Page 189: Usb

    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 190 Troubleshooting Problem Procedure After making a call Make sure the tone or pulse selection in your you can’t hear a ring communications application is set correctly. You can also use the ATD command. Refer to the chapter on AT commands in online help files for Appendix C, AT Commands.
  • Page 191: Sleep/Hibernation

    Troubleshooting Sleep/Hibernation Problem Procedure The system will not Is Windows Media Player open? The system enter Sleep/Hiberna- might not enter Sleep/Hibernation, if Windows tion Media Player is either playing a selection or fin- ished playing a selection. Close Windows Media Player before you select Sleep/Hibernation.
  • Page 192: Bluetooth

    Troubleshooting Bluetooth For more information on wireless communication, refer to Chapter 4, Operating Basics. Problem Procedure Cannot access Blue- Make sure the computer’s wireless communica- tooth device tion switch is set to on. Make sure the Bluetooth Manager is running and the power to the Bluetooth device is turned Make sure no optional Bluetooth Adpater is installed in the computer.
  • Page 193: Toshiba Support

    Troubleshooting TOSHIBA support If you require any additional help using your computer or if you are having prob- lems 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 sys- tem, it is important to investigate other sources of assistance first.
  • Page 194 Troubleshooting Outside of Europe In Europe Australia Germany & Austria TOSHIBA Australia Pty. Ltd. TOSHIBA Europe (I.E.) GmbH Information Systems Division Geschäftsbereich, 84-92 Talavera Road Deutschland-Österreich North Ryde N.S.W. 2113 Sydney Hammfelddamm8, D-41460 Neuss, Germany Canada France TOSHIBA of Canada Ltd.
  • Page 195: Chapter 10 Disclaimers

    86F) or > 25C (77F) at high altitude (all temperature references are approxi- mate and may vary depending on the specific computer model-please refer to your PC documentation or visit the Toshiba website at www.pcsup- for details). CPU performance may also vary from specifications due to design configuration.
  • Page 196: Main Memory Disclaimer

    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 197: Hdd Drive Capacity

    This is a normal phenomenon for all bat- teries. To purchase a new battery pack, see the accessories information that is shipped with your computer, or visit the Toshiba web site at www.pcsup-
  • Page 198: Non-Applicable Icons

    Disclaimers [54Mbps is the theoretical maximum speed under the IEEE802.11 (a/b/g) stan- dard.] The actual transmission speed will be lower than the theoretical maximum speed. Non-applicable Icons Certain notebook chassis are designed to accommodate all possible configura- tions for an entire product series. Therefore, please be aware that your selected model may not have all the features and specifications corresponding to all of the icons or switches shown on the notebook chassis, unless you have selected all those features.
  • Page 199: Appendixes

    Appendixes Appendix A Specifications..................A-1 Appendix B Display Controller and Modes ............B-1 Appendix C V.90/V.92 ....................C-1 Appendix D Wireless LAN ..................D-1 Appendix E AC Power Cord and Connectors ............E-1 User’s Manual...
  • Page 200 User’s Manual...
  • Page 201: Appendix A Specifications

    Appendix A Specifications This appendix summarizes the computer’s technical specifications. Physical Dimensions Size With TFT display 362 (w) x 267.8 (d) x 33.5 (front) / 39.3 (rear) millimeters Weight (typical*) < 3 kilograms, configured with: 15.4" panel, DVD Combo drive, 6-cell bat- tery, and modem.
  • Page 202 Specifications Built-in Modem The ability of this feature is depending on the model you purchased. Network control unit (NCU) Type of NCU Type of line Telephone line (analog only) Type of dialing Pulse Tone Control command AT commands EIA-578 commands Monitor function Computer’s speaker Communication specifications...
  • Page 203: Display Controller

    Appendix B Display Controller and Modes Display controller The display controller interprets software commands into hardware commands that turn particular pels 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 204: Video Modes

    Video Modes The computer supports video modes defined in the table below. If your applica- tion offers a selection of mode numbers that do not match the numbers on the table, select a mode based on, resolution, number of colors and refresh rates. Table Video Modes CRT Display Color Depth...
  • Page 205: Appendix C

    Appendix C V.90/V.92 The TOSHIBA internal modem uses V.90 technology. The modem is capable of downstream speeds of 56Kbps (kilobits per second) when connected to an Inter- net service provider that supports V.90/V.92. As with any modem, the actual throughput (speed of data transfer) depends on analog telephone line conditions, which can vary considerably.
  • Page 206 Table E-1 Result codes for a V.90 connection Result code Description CONNECT 32000 EC* Connection at 32000 bits/s CONNECT 36000 EC* Connection at 36000 bits/s CONNECT 40000 EC* Connection at 40000 bits/s CONNECT 44000 EC* Connection at 44000 bits/s CONNECT 48000 EC* Connection at 48000 bits/s CONNECT 52000 EC* Connection at 52000 bits/s...
  • Page 207 AT Command -V90=* V.90 Dial Line Rate -V90 sets the maximum V.90 downstream that the modem attempts to connect. -V90=0 V.90 disabled -V90=1 V.90 enabled: automatic speed selection - maximum modem speed (default) User’s Manual...
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  • Page 209: Card Specifications

    Appendix D Wireless LAN This appendix is intended to help you get your Wireless LAN network up and running, with a minimum of parameters. Card specifications From Factor Mini Card ■ Compatibility IEEE 802.11 Standard for Wireless LANs ■ Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) certified by the Wi-Fi ■...
  • Page 210 Subject to the radio regulations that apply in your country/region, your Wireless LAN card may support a different set of 5 GHz/2.4 GHz channels. Consult your Authorized Wireless LAN or TOSHIBA Sales office for informa- tion about the radio regulations that apply in your country/region.
  • Page 211 the Wireless LAN Access Point. When roaming between different access points the station can dynamically switch to another channel if required. ◆ In a Wireless LAN Access Point, the Wireless LAN card will use the factory- set default channel(printed in bold), unless the LAN Administrator selected a different channel when configuring the Wireless LAN Access Point device.
  • Page 212 Frequency Range Channel ID 5150-5850 MHz Note 5640 5660 5680 5700 5745 US only 5765 US only 5785 US only 5805 US only Factory-set default channels Refer to the sheet Approved Countries/Regions for use for the countries/ regions that in which these channels can be used. These channels are available to A/B/G combo type only.
  • Page 213 Appendix E AC Power Cord and Connectors The power cord’s AC input plug must be compatible with the various interna- tional AC power outlets and the cord must meet the standards for the country/ region in which it is used. All cords must meet the following specifications: Length: Minimum 1.8 meters Wire size:...
  • Page 214: United Kingdom

    The following illustrations show the plug shapes for the U.S.A. and Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Europe and China. United Kingdom UL approved BS approved Australia Europe AS approved Approved by the appropriate agency China Canada CSA approved CCC approved User’s Manual...
  • Page 215 Glossary The terms in this glossary cover the topics discussed in this manual. Alternate naming is included for reference. Abbreviations FDD: floppy disk drive AC: alternating current FIR: fast infrared AGP: accelerated graphics port HDD: hard disk drive ANSI: American National Standards IDE: integrated drive electronics Institute I/O: input/output...
  • Page 216 SCSI alternating current (AC): Electric (Abbreviations continued) current that reverses its direction of SCSI: small computer system inter- flow at regular intervals. face analog signal: A signal whose charac- SIO: serial input/output teristics such as amplitude and fre- SO-DIMM: small-outline dual in-line quency vary in proportion to (are an memory module analog of) the value to be transmitted.
  • Page 217 Byte AUTOEXEC.BAT: A batch file that Bluetooth: A short-range radio tech- executes a series of MS-DOS com- nology designed to simplify wireless mands and programs each time you communication among computers, start the computer. communication devices and the Inter- net. board: A circuit board.
  • Page 218: Cache Memory

    cache memory CGA: Color/graphics adapter. A video display protocol defined by the IBM cache memory: High speed memory Color/Graphics Monitor Adapter and which stores data that increases pro- its associated circuitry. This protocol cessor speed and data transfer rate. supports two-color 640x200 and four- When the CPU reads data from main color 320x200 graphics, and 16-color memory, it stores a copy of this data in...
  • Page 219 Definition communications: The means by co-processor: A circuit built into the which a computer transmits and processor that is dedicated to intensive receives data to and from another com- math calculations. puter or device. See parallel interface; CPS: Characters per second. Typically serial interface.
  • Page 220 delete documentation: The set of manual delete: To remove data from a disk or and/or other instructions written for other data storage device. Synonymous the users of a computer system or with erase. application. Computer system docu- device driver: A program that con- mentation typically includes proce- trols communication between a spe- dural and tutorial information as well...
  • Page 221 hertz escape: 1) A code (ASCII code 27), format: The process of readying a signaling the computer that what fol- blank disk for its first use. Formatting lows are commands; used with periph- establishes the structure of the disk eral devices such as printers and that the operating system expects modems.
  • Page 222 HW Setup: A TOSHIBA utility that interrupt request: A signal that gives lets you set the parameters for various a component access to the processor.
  • Page 223 modem KB: See kilobyte. keyboard: An input device contain- ing switches that are activated by man- main board: See motherboard. ually pressing marked keys. Each MDA: Monochrome Display Adapter. keystroke activates a switch that trans- A video display protocol defined by mits a specific code to the computer.
  • Page 224 monitor monitor: A device that uses rows and columns of pixels to display alphanu- OCR: Optical Character Recognition meric characters or graphic images. (reader). A technique or device that See CRT. uses laser or visible light to identify characters and input them into a stor- motherboard: A name sometimes age device.
  • Page 225 Class B provides a printer. Also called a pel. more stringent classification for home equipment use. TOSHIBA portable port: The electrical connection computers comply with Class B com- through which the computer sends and puting device regulations.
  • Page 226 restart serial: The handling of data bits one restart: Resetting a computer without after the other. turning it off (also called ‘warm boot’ or ‘soft reset’). To restart the computer, serial communications: A communi- press Ctrl + Alt + Del while the com- cations technique that uses as few as puter is on.
  • Page 227: Write Protection

    write protection S-video: This connection provides separate lines for contrast and color, VGA: Video graphics array is an which produces a video image superior industry standard video adapter that to that produced by a composite con- lets you run any popular software. nection.
  • Page 228 Glossary-14 User’s Manual...
  • Page 229 Index documentation list DVD-ROM drive 1-6, 2-5 AC adaptor 4-17 using DC IN 15V port 1-16, 8-12 additional connecting Equipment checklist ASCII characters Expansion memory, See Memory Auto power on, See Power expansion 8-12 External monitor Battery pack 8-12 additional Fingerprint sensor location location...
  • Page 230 Index temporarily using overlay (overlay off) Hard disk drive turning on 1-10 automatic power off Windows special keys problems 1-11, 5-4 Hibernation 9-21 problems LAN, See also Wireless LAN 1-10, 5-3 4-39 Hot keys cable types 4-39 display brightness connecting 4-40 display selection disconnecting...
  • Page 231 Panel power on/off, See Power self test Password 9-21 sleep/hibernation 1-10 power on 9-18 sound system 6-15 starting the computer with 9-23 support from TOSHIBA user 9-18 TV output signal 9-15 PC card 9-19 installing 9-21 Wireless LAN location of slots Processor...
  • Page 232 Index Utilities 1-12 list 2-3, 2-4 location 9-19 problems 4-36 using Video modes, Appendix B Video RAM 1-7, 2-3 Video-out jack Volume control, See Sound system Wireless LAN 4-36 using Index-4 User’s Manual...

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