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Notebook PC
Manual Revision: 1.02 E751
Release Date:
May 2001
NOTEBOOK PC
USER'S MANUAL

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  • Page 1

    NOTEBOOK PC USER’S MANUAL Product Name: Notebook PC Manual Revision: 1.02 E751 Release Date: May 2001...

  • Page 2: Safety Statements, Federal Communications Commission Statement, Canadian Department Of Communications Statement

    Safety Statements Federal Communications Commission Statement This device complies with FCC Rules Part 15. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: • This device may not cause harmful interference, and • This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

  • Page 3: Macrovision Corporation Product Notice

    Safety Statements Nordic Cautions (for Notebook PC with Lithium-Ion Battery) CAUTION! Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions. (English) VORSICHT! Explosionsgetahr bei unsachgemäßen Austausch der Batterie.

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    Safety Statements CTR 21 Approval (for Notebook PC with built-in Modem) Danish Dutch English Finnish French German Greek...

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    Safety Statements CTR 21 Approval (for Notebook PC with built-in Modem) Italian Portuguese Spanish Swedish...

  • Page 6: Ul Safety Notices

    • Do not dispose the Notebook PC battery pack in a fire, as they may explode. Check with local codes for possible special disposal instructions to reduce the risk of injury to persons due to fire or explosion.

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Rear Side ....................... 22 3. GETTING STARTED Installing and Removing the Battery Pack ............. 26 Using the Battery Pack ..................27 Before using your Notebook PC on the road ............ 27 Battery Care ...................... 27 Operating Systems ....................27 Support Software ....................27 Power Connection ....................

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Processor Upgrades ....................57 Hard Disk Drive ...................... 58 Important Handling Note ................... 58 Removing the Hard Disk Drive ................. 58 Securing Your Notebook PC .................. 59 Other Security Products ..................59 Vehicle/Air Power Adapter (Optional) ..............60 Features ......................60...

  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents 5. CONFIGURING THE BIOS Managing and Updating Your BIOS ............... 62 Managing and Updating Your BIOS From Your Hard Disk Drive ...... 62 Updating BIOS Procedures (from floppy disk) ..........63 BIOS Setup Program ..................... 64 BIOS Menu Bar ....................65 BIOS Legend Bar ....................

  • Page 11: Introducing The Notebook Pc

    1. INTRODUCING THE NOTEBOOK PC About This User’s Manual Caring Information Transportation Precautions...

  • Page 12: About This User's Manual, Notes For This Manual

    About This User’s Manual You are reading the Notebook PC User’s Manual. This User’s Manual provides information on the various components in the Notebook PC and how to use them. The following are major sections of this User’s Manuals: 1. Introducing the Notebook PC Introduces you to the Notebook PC and this User’s Manual.

  • Page 13: Caring Information

    WARNING! Do not leave the base of the Notebook PC on the lap or any part of the body for an extended period while the Notebook PC is turned ON or is charging in order to...

  • Page 14: Transportation Precautions

    OFF to prevent scratching of the hard disk surface during transport. Therefore, you should not transport the Notebook PC while the power is still ON. Close the display panel and check that it is latched securely in the closed position to protect the keyboard and display panel.

  • Page 15: Knowing The Parts

    2. KNOWING THE PARTS Top Side Front Side Left Side Right Side Rear Side...

  • Page 16: Top Side

    One spring-loaded latch on the front of the Notebook PC locks the display panel in the closed position when the Notebook PC is not in use. To open the display panel, slide the latch to the left with your thumb and lift up on the display panel at the same time. This design allows a single hand to be used when opening the display panel.

  • Page 17: Display Panel, Display Panel Care, Instant Launch Keys, Touchpad And Buttons

    • Do not press or lay any objects on the machine when it is closed. • Do not carry the Notebook PC with small or sharp objects (e.g. paper clips or staples) that may enter the Notebook PC and scratch the display panel.

  • Page 18: Front Side, Display Panel Latch, Power Indicator

    Power Indicator The green LED lights to indicate that the Notebook PC is turned ON and blink when the Notebook PC is in the Suspend-to-RAM (standby) mode. This LED is OFF when the Notebook PC is in the Suspend- to-Disk (hibernation) mode.

  • Page 19: Left Side, Fast Infrared Port, Power Switch, Air Vent, Microphone Jack, Headphone Jack

    (about 4 seconds) to turn OFF than to turn ON the power. Air Vent The air vents allow fresh air to be used to circulate warm air out of the Notebook PC. Be careful not to block the air vents! Audio-In Jack The audio in provides stereo input from audio sources.

  • Page 20: Right Side, Floppy Disk Drive And Floppy Eject

    LED above the keyboard. Unlike desktop PC floppy disk drives, the eject button of the Notebook PC is on top of the opening to allow easy floppy ejection from the top. WARNING! The floppy disk drive’s eject button protrudes out of the Notebook PC when a floppy disk is fully inserted and can be easily damaged if struck.

  • Page 21: Hard Disk Drive

    PC security products. These security products usually include a metal cable and lock that prevent the Notebook PC to be removed from a fixed object. Some security products may also include a motion detector to sound an alarm when moved.

  • Page 22: Rear Side, Parallel Port, Modem Port

    Port (RJ-11) (RJ-45) The following describes the components on the rear side of the Notebook PC as shown by the illustra- tion above. Serial Port The 9-pin D-sub serial port supports serial devices such as a drawing tablet, serial mouse, PDA cradle, cellular phone link.

  • Page 23: Lan Port, Usb Port

    The cooling fan turns ON when the temperature rises past a set threshold. The cooling fan is an extra feature needed for upgrading to faster processors in the future. The air vents allow cool air to enter and warm air to exit the Notebook PC. Do not block the air vents or else overheating may occur! LAN Port The RJ-45 LAN port supports an RJ-45 Ethernet cable.

  • Page 25: Getting Started

    3. GETTING STARTED Installing/Removing Battery Pack Using the Battery Pack Operating Systems Power Connection Powering ON The Notebook PC Save-to-Disk Partition Restarting or Rebooting Powering OFF The Notebook PC Status Indicators and Instant Launch Keys CD Control Buttons and Indicator...

  • Page 26: Installing And Removing The Battery Pack

    Installing and Removing the Battery Pack Your Notebook PC may or may not have its battery pack installed. If your Notebook PC does not have its battery pack installed, there will be a large opening at the bottom of the Notebook PC. Use the following procedures to install or remove the battery pack.

  • Page 27: Using The Battery Pack, Before Using Your Notebook Pc On The Road, Battery Care

    Notebook PC is disconnected from external power. The battery pack is fully charged when the battery charge light turns OFF. It takes a few hours to fully charge the battery when the Notebook PC is turned OFF and may take twice the time when the Notebook PC is turned ON.

  • Page 28: Power Connection

    3. Getting Started Power Connection Your Notebook PC comes with a universal AC-DC adapter. That means that you may connect the power cord to any 110V-120V as well as 220V-240V outlets without setting switches or using power converters. Different countries may require that an adapter be used to connect the provided US-stan- dard AC power cord to a different standard.

  • Page 29: Powering On The Notebook Pc, The Power-on Self Test (post)

    Powering ON The Notebook PC The Notebook PC’s power-ON message appears on the screen followed by a short beep when you turn it ON. If necessary, you may adjust the brightness by using the hot keys. If you need to run the BIOS Setup to set or modify the system configuration, press [F2] upon bootup to enter the BIOS Setup.

  • Page 30: Save-to-disk Partition, Restarting Or Rebooting, Powering Off The Notebook Pc

    Notebook PC comes out of suspend mode. A partition is a space on the hard disk drive equivalent to having a second hard disk drive. If you would like the Notebook PC to support the Save-to-Disk mode, run the ZVHDD.EXE utility to setup a Save-to-Disk partition on your hard disk.

  • Page 31: Status Indicators And Instant Launch Keys, Number Lock, Capital Lock, Email Launch Key

    The following gives a description for each of the LED status indicators. Drive Activity Indicator Indicates that the Notebook PC is accessing one or more storage device(s) such as the floppy, hard disk, or CD/DVD-ROM drive. The light flashes proportional to the access time.

  • Page 32: Cd Control Buttons And Indicator

    7. CD Skip to Next Track (Fast Forward) Skips to the next track during CD playing. 8. CD Indicator When the Notebook PC is OFF, a blue LED shows when the Audio DJ CD player is turned ON (by using the “CD” button).

  • Page 33: Using The Keyboard, Colored Hot Keys

    Using the Keyboard Colored Hot Keys The following defines the colored hot keys on the Notebook PC’s keyboard. The colored commands can only be accessed by first pressing and holding the function key while pressing a key with a colored command.

  • Page 34: Microsoft Windows™ Keys, Keyboard As A Numeric Keypad

    NumLock on NumLK both keyboards simultaneously. To disable the numeric keypad while keeping the keypad on an exter- nal keyboard activated, press the keys on the Notebook PC. NumLK Sys Rq & "...

  • Page 35: Keyboard As Cursors

    3. Getting Started Keyboard as Cursors The keyboard can be used as cursors while Number Lock is ON or OFF in order to increase navigation ease while entering numeric data in spreadsheets or similar applications. With Number Lock OFF, press and one of the cursor keys shown below.

  • Page 37: Using The Notebook Pc

    4. USING THE NOTEBOOK PC Pointing Device Mouse/Keyboard Connection CD/DVD-ROM Drive Optional External Connections PC Card (PCMCIA) Sockets Modem/Network Connections IR Wireless Communication AC/Battery Power System Power Management Modes System Memory Expansion Processor Upgrades Hard Disk Drive Securing Your Notebook PC...

  • Page 38: Pointing Device, Using The Touchpad

    4. Using the Notebook PC Pointing Device The Notebook PC’s integrated touchpad pointing device is fully compatible with all two/three-button and scrolling knob PS/2 mice. The touchpad is pressure sensitive and contains no moving parts; therefore, mechanical failures can be avoided. A device driver is still required for working with some application software.

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    4. Using the Notebook PC Clicking/Tapping - With the cursor over an item, press the left button or use your fingertip to touch the touchpad lightly, keeping your finger on the touchpad until the item is selected. The selected item will change color.

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    4. Using the Notebook PC Dragging - Dragging means to pick up an item and place it anywhere on the screen you wish. You can move the cursor over the item you select, and while keeping the left button depressed, moving the cursor to the desired location, then release the button.

  • Page 41: Caring For The Touchpad, Mouse Or Keyboard Connection (optional)

    4. Using the Notebook PC Caring for the Touchpad The touchpad is pressure sensitive. If not properly cared for, it can be easily damaged. Take note of the following precautions. • Make sure the touchpad does not come into contact with dirt, liquids or grease.

  • Page 42: Cd/dvd-rom Drive

    Notebook PC be powered ON in order to eject the CD drive tray. When the Notebook PC is OFF, press the stop button on the front of the Notebook PC twice to eject the CD tray.

  • Page 43: Laser Safety, Cdrh Regulations, Using The Cd-rom Drive

    Keep in mind the important safety instructions from your CD suppliers. Unlike desktop CD-ROM drives, the Notebook PC uses a hub to hold the CD in place regardless of the angle. When inserting a CD, it is important that the CD be pressed onto the center hub or else the CD-ROM drive tray will scratch the CD.

  • Page 44: Dvd-rom Drive Information

    DVD-ROM Drive Information Overview The Notebook PC comes with an optional DVD-ROM drive or a CD-ROM drive. In order to view DVD titles, you must install the provided MPEG2 video decoder software and the DVD viewer soft- ware included on the DVD module driver support CD. The DVD-ROM drive allows the use of both CD and DVD discs.

  • Page 45: Regional Playback Information, Region Definitions

    4. Using the Notebook PC Regional Playback Information Playback of DVD movie titles involves decoding MPEG2 video, digital AC3 audio and decryption of CSS protected content. CSS (sometimes called copy guard) is the name given to the content protection scheme adopted by the motion picture industry to satisfy a need to protect against unlawful content duplication.

  • Page 46: Listening To Audio Cd

    CD. Vibration is normal for all high-speed CD-ROM drives due to unbal- anced CDs or CD print. To decrease vibration, use the Notebook PC on an even surface and do not place labels on the CD.

  • Page 47: Optional External Connections, Monitor Out Connection, External Audio Connections

    SVHS connector, you can use an adapter as shown in this illustration. External Audio Connections The Notebook PC provides easy access for connect- ing a stereo headphone, mono microphone, and a ste- reo audio source just like on some personal tape re-...

  • Page 48: Pc Card (pcmcia) Sockets, Bit Cardbus Support

    This allows you to customize your Notebook PC to meet a wide range of application needs. The sockets can interface with two Type I or Type II PC cards or one Type III PC card. PC cards are about the size of a few stacked credit cards and have a 68-pin connector at one end.

  • Page 49: Removing A Pc Card (pcmcia), Inserting A Pc Card (pcmcia)

    Removing a PC Card (PCMCIA) When PC cards are inserted and running, they draw power from the Notebook PC even when they are not in use. You must stop the PC card service to turn the PC card OFF.

  • Page 50: Modem And Network Connections, Modem Connection

    Modem Connection The telephone wire used to connect the Notebook PC’s internal modem should have either two or four wires (only two wires (telephone line #1) is used by the modem) and should have an RJ-11 connector on both ends.

  • Page 51: Network Connection, Twisted-pair Cable

    100BASE-TX hub (not a 100BASE-T4 hub). For 10Base-T, use category 3, 4, or 5 twisted-pair wiring. Duplex transfers (up to 200Mbps) is supported on this Notebook PC but requires connection to a switch with “duplex” enabled. The software default is to use the fastest setting so no user-intervention is required.

  • Page 52: Ir Wireless Communication, Guidelines For Using Ir Communication, Enabling Infrared

    • The angle between two Infrared communication ports should not exceed ±15˚. • The distance between the Notebook PC’s IR and target device IR should not exceed 40 inches (1 m). • Do not move either the Notebook PC or the other device during transmission of data.

  • Page 53: Ac Power System, Battery Power System, Charging The Battery Pack

    Notebook PC is ON or OFF. It takes a few hours to receive a full charge when the power is OFF but takes twice as long when the Notebook PC is in use. When the orange charge LED is flashing, charging is required. The battery is charging when the orange LED is solid.

  • Page 54: Using Battery Power

    Windows 3.x. POWER.EXE is not necessary when running Windows 95/98. For additional information, see your DOS and Windows 3.1 User’s Manuals for details. “Low Battery” condition (3% or less) forces the Notebook PC to enter suspend mode, regardless of power management settings but the threshold is configurable in Windows 98/ME.

  • Page 55: Power Management Modes, Full Power Mode & Maximum Performance, Apm And Acpi, Suspend Mode

    BIOS. When the Notebook PC is in either one of the power saving modes, the status will be shown by the following: STR: Power LED Blinks and STD: Power LED OFF.

  • Page 56: Standby Mode, Power State Summary

    In addition to reducing the CPU clock, this mode puts devices including the LCD backlight in their lower active state. The Notebook PC enters Standby mode when the system remains idle for a specified amount of time. The timeout can be set through the BIOS Setup. To resume system operation, press any key on the keyboard, touchpad, or external mouse (or moving the mouse).

  • Page 57: Thermal Power Control, System Memory Expansion, Processor Upgrades

    There are three power control methods for controlling the Notebook PC’s thermal state. These power control cannot be configured by the user and should be known in case the Notebook PC should enter these states. The following temperatures represent the chassis temperature (not CPU).

  • Page 58: Hard Disk Drive, Important Handling Note, Removing The Hard Disk Drive

    PC storage industry. The high speed transfer modes supported are Ultra DMA/33 up to 33MB/sec and PIO mode 4 up to 16.6MB/sec. The Notebook PC comes with a removable 2.5” (6.35cm) wide and .374” (.95cm) high UltraDMA/33 IDE hard disk drive with capacities up to 20GB, and supports S.M.A.R.T.

  • Page 59: Securing Your Notebook Pc, Other Security Products

    For system and hard disk drive security, see BIOS setup “Security”. A third party lock such as the ones ® by Kensington can be used to secure your Notebook PC physically to an unmovable object. The cable ® wraps around an object and the “T” shaped end inserts into the Kensington lock port as shown in this illustration and a key or combination dial is used to secure the lock in place.

  • Page 60: Features, Usage

    The main purpose of the vehicle/air power adapter is to provide a source of power for using the Note- book PC and/or charging the Notebook PC’s battery from a 12VDC receptacle such as those found in vehicles and certain airplanes.

  • Page 61: Configuring The Bios

    5. CONFIGURING THE BIOS Managing and Updating Your BIOS BIOS Setup Program Main Menu Primary IDE Secondary IDE Advanced Menu I/O Device Configuration Security Menu Power Menu Boot Menu Exit Menu...

  • Page 62: Managing And Updating Your Bios, Managing And Updating Your Bios From Your Hard Disk Drive

    ROM on the motherboard. This file works only in DOS mode. To determine the BIOS version of your Notebook PC, check the code displayed on the upper left-hand corner of your screen during bootup or run AFLASH.EXE. Larger numbers represent a newer BIOS file.

  • Page 63: Updating Bios Procedures (from Floppy Disk)

    4. Using the Notebook PC Updating BIOS Procedures (from floppy disk) WARNING! Only update your BIOS if you have problems with your Notebook PC and you know that the new BIOS revision will solve your problems (read the BIOS release information provided on the download site before using).

  • Page 64: Bios Setup Program

    A battery backed-up CMOS RAM is used to record some basic system hardware information: clock, date, time, the error handling, and etc., even when the power is off. When the Notebook PC is turned back on, the system is configured with the values stored in the CMOS RAM.

  • Page 65: Bios Menu Bar, Bios Legend Bar

    4. Using the Notebook PC BIOS Menu Bar The top of the screen has a menu bar with the following selections: MAIN Use this menu to make changes to the basic system configuration. ADVANCED Use this menu to enable and make changes to the advanced features...

  • Page 66: General Help, Saving Changes And Exiting The Setup Program, Scroll Bar

    4. Using the Notebook PC General Help In addition to the Item Specific Help window, the BIOS setup program also provides a General Help screen. This screen can be called up from any menu by simply pressing [F1] or the [Alt] + [H] combi- nation.

  • Page 67: Main Menu, System Time, System Date

    4. Using the Notebook PC Main Menu When the Setup program is accessed, the main menu screen appears as shown: Item Specific Help System Time: [17:15:00] System Date: [03/05/2001] <Enter> to select field; <+>,<-> to change value. Diskette A [1.44M, 3.5 in.]...

  • Page 68

    The configuration options are: [2M] [4M] [8M] [16M] [32M] CPU Type [Intel(R) Celeron(TM)] (display field) This field gives you information on your Notebook PC’s CPU type as detected by the system. You cannot make changes to this field. This is a display only field.

  • Page 69: Primary Ide (sub-menu)

    4. Using the Notebook PC Primary IDE (sub-menu) This field is used to configure the primary IDE drive installed in the system. To configure a hard disk drive, select this sub-menu from the Main menu and press the Enter key to enter this sub-menu.

  • Page 70: Maximum Capacity, Multi-sector Transfers, Lba Mode Control, Transfer Mode, Ultra Dma Mode

    4. Using the Notebook PC Sectors This field configures the number of sectors per track. Refer to your drive documentation to determine the correct value to enter into this field. NOTE: To make changes to this field, the Type field must be set to User.

  • Page 71: Secondary Ide (sub-menu)

    4. Using the Notebook PC Secondary IDE (sub-menu) This field is used to configure the secondary IDE drive installed in the system. To configure a hard disk drive, select this sub-menu from the Main menu and press the Enter key to enter this sub-menu.

  • Page 72: Advanced Menu

    The default assumes that your operating system is plug and play compliant such as MS Windows 98/ME/2000. The configuration options are: [No] [Yes]. >I/O Device Configuration (described later) Pressing [Enter] when this field is highlighted calls up a sub-menu for configuring the Notebook PC’s serial and parallel ports. Processor Serial Number [Disabled] The Processor Serial Number is a unique number that is added to every Pentium III processor to help verify the identity of the user across the Internet.

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    The setting depends on the territory that your video output device is manufactured for. The configura- tion options are: [NTSC] [PAL] Boot Up NumLock Status [On] Specifies the status of the keyboard’s number lock function when the Notebook PC is turned ON. The configuration options are: [Off] [On] Quick Power On Seft Test [Enabled] When enabled, the system skips certain tests and boots up faster then normal.

  • Page 74: I/o Device Configuration (sub-menu), Dma Channel

    IR Port: [Disabled] This field allows you to configure the Notebook PC’s serial IR port. To enable this port, select an address that does not conflict with another port. A conflict will be noted by red asterisks next to this item and the item in conflict with.

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    4. Using the Notebook PC Parallel Port: [378H/IRQ7] This field allows you to configure the Notebook PC parallel port. The configuration options are: [Dis- abled] [3BCH/IRQ7] [378H/IRQ7] [278H/IRQ5] Mode: [Normal] The Mode field allows you to configure the Notebook PC parallel port transmission mode. The...

  • Page 76: Security Menu

    4. Using the Notebook PC Security Menu The Notebook PC’s advanced system of security allows you to set a password to prevent unauthorized access to system resources, data, and the BIOS Setup Program. This Section covers each parameter of the Security Setup. Selecting Security from the menu bar displays the following menu:...

  • Page 77: Password Usage Summary

    The configuration options are: [Disabled] [On Boot] [Always] Password Usage Summary There are several security passwords available to protect the Notebook PC. The following are situa- tions where passwords can be applied. On Boot: The BIOS will prompt for a password before booting the operating system. If three failed attempts are detected, the BIOS will halt the Notebook PC.

  • Page 78: Power Menu

    The Power menu of the Setup program allows you to manually enable and adjust certain power saving features of the Notebook PC, which are necessary for systems without APM or ACPI. For Windows 98 with APM or ACPI, all power saving controls (except “Suspend Mode”) are made through the operat- ing system.

  • Page 79: Start Battery Refreshing

    This function will start a software program to remove memory effects in the battery and recalibrate the battery gauge. Even though this Notebook PC uses a Lithium-Ion battery which is not prone to memory effects, memory effects will still occur at the end of the battery’s life cycle. Remember that all recharge- able batteries only have a definite number of charge and discharge cycles depending on environment and quality of the battery pack.

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    4. Using the Notebook PC...

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    4. Using the Notebook PC...

  • Page 82: Boot Menu, Boot Sequence

    Boot Menu The Boot menu allows the user to specify the order in which the Notebook PC is to check for a device to boot the system. To make changes, select Boot from the menu bar and the following screen appears: Item Specific Help 1.

  • Page 83: Exit Menu, Exit Saving Changes, Exit Discarding Changes

    CMOS RAM. The CMOS RAM is sustained by an onboard backup battery and stays on even when the Notebook PC is turned off. Once this option is selected, a confirma- tion is asked. Select Yes to save changes and exit.

  • Page 84: Load Setup Defaults, Discard Changes, Save Changes

    4. Using the Notebook PC Load Setup Defaults This option allows you to load the default values for each of the parameters on the Setup menus. When this option is selected or if [F9] is pressed, a confirmation is requested. Select Yes to load default values programmed into the BIOS file (the default values may change from one BIOS version to another).

  • Page 85: Appendix

    APPENDIX Internal Modem Compliancy Glossary Owner Information...

  • Page 86: Internal Modem Compliancy, Protocols And Compliancy

    Internal Modem Compliancy Protocols and Compliancy The Notebook PC with internal modem model complies with JATE (Japan), FCC (US, Canada, Korea, Taiwan), and CTR21. The internal modem has been approved in accordance with Council Decision 98/ 482/EC for pan-European single terminal connection to the public switched telephone network (PSTN).

  • Page 87

    APPENDIX This table shows the countries currently under the CTR21 standard. Country Applied More Testing Austria Belgium Czech Republic not applicable Denmark Finland France Germany Greece Hungary not applicable Iceland Ireland Italy Pending Pending Israel Lichtenstein Luxemburg The Netherlands Norway Poland not applicable Portugal...

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    APPENDIX...

  • Page 89: Glossary

    APPENDIX Glossary ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Management Interface) Modern standard for reducing power usage in computers. AUTOEXEC.BAT AUTOEXEC.BAT is a special-purpose file that is automatically executed by DOS whenever the com- puter is turned ON or restarted. This file contains important commands that help configure the system to work with certain software and devices.

  • Page 90

    APPENDIX BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) BIOS is a set of routines that affect how the computer transfers data between computer components, such as memory, disks, and the display adapter. The BIOS instructions are built into the computer’s read-only memory. BIOS parameters can be configured by the user through the BIOS Setup program. The BIOS can be updated using the provided utility to copy a new BIOS file into the EEPROM.

  • Page 91

    APPENDIX IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics) IDE devices integrate the drive control circuitry directly on the drive itself, eliminating the need for a separate adapter card (in the case for SCSI devices). UltraDMA/33 IDE devices can achieve up to 33MB/Sec transfer. LPT Port (Line Printer Port) Logical device name reserved by DOS for the computer parallel ports.

  • Page 92

    APPENDIX SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) High speed parallel interface defined by the X3T9.2 committee of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for connecting many peripheral devices. SMB (System Management Bus) The SMB is used for managing smart batteries, reading SDRAM configuration information, and other miscellaneous system functions.

  • Page 93: Index

    APPENDIX Index Canadian Department of Communications 2 Capital Lock 31 CardBus 46 Caring Information 13 AC Power System 51 CD/DVD-ROM Drive 21, 40 Air Vent 20 CDRH Regulations 41 APM and ACPI 53 Colored Hot Keys 32 Cooling Fan 23 CTR 21 Approval 4 Battery Pack 26 Battery Power System 51...

  • Page 94: Table Of Contents

    Processor Upgrades 55 Programmable Launch Key 31 Region Definitions 43 Regional Playback Information 43 Restarting or Rebooting 30 Save-to-Disk Partition 30 Securing Your Notebook PC 58 Speaker 17 Standby Mode 54 Status Indicators 31 Suspend Mode 53 System Memory Expansion 55...

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    APPENDIX...

  • Page 96: Owner Information

    APPENDIX Owner Information This page is provided for recording information concerning your Notebook PC for future reference or for technical support. Keep this User’s Manual in a secured location if passwords are filled out. Owner’s Name:_______________________ Owner’s Telephone:___________________ Manufacturer:___________________________________ Model:___________________...

  • Page 97

    • Internal Modem+LAN • Wireless LAN via PC Card • Up to 32MB Shared VGA Memory S8 Series Ultra Slim and Light Notebook PC • External CD/DVD & Floppy • 13.3”/12.1” TFT Color Display • 600MHz to 850MHz+ • 64MB to 192MB Memory •...

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    Visit www.asus.com for updated specifications...

  • Page 99

    • Supports Multi-Read function ® Ultra-Fast CD-ROM • Supports high speed CD-Audio playback • Supports high speed digital audio extraction • Supports UltraDMA/33 transfer mode • Compatible with all CD formats • Supports multi-read function (CD-R/CD-RW) Visit www.asus.com for updated specifications...

  • Page 100

    RGB monitor, TV, or digital flat panel. The ASUS AGP-V7100 Series graphics cards not only AGP-V7100 Series fully exert the power of the GeForce2 MX GPU, but they •...

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    Three 1.6-inch or five 1-inch SCA-2 SCSI hard drives Eight 1.6-inch or 1-inch SCSI hard drives Mid-Range Servers ASUS PCI-DA2200 AP6000 Ultra2 SCSI RAID Card Value Servers AP8000 AP2000 Group Servers AP2300 AP100 AP3000 AP200 AR1000 Ultra2 RAID Subsystem Rack Mountable Visit www.asus.com for updated specifications...

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