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  • Page 1 EasyGuide AMILO Pro English...
  • Page 2 Please contact: • your sales partner • your sales outlet Additional information is contained in the "Warranty" manual and the Help Desk list. The latest information on our products, tips, updates, etc., can be found on the internet under:
  • Page 4 Herausgegeben von/Published by Fujitsu Siemens Computers GmbH Bestell-Nr./Order No.: A26391-K147-Z120-1-7619 Printed in the Federal Republic of Germany AG 0104 01/04...
  • Page 5: Operating Manual

    Introduction Index Important notes AMILO Pro Preparing the notebook for use Working with the notebook Operating manual Security functions Connecting external devices Settings in BIOS Setup Troubleshooting and tips Memory expansion Technical data January 2004 edition...
  • Page 6 All other trademarks referenced are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners, whose protected rights are acknowledged. Copyright  Fujitsu Siemens Computers GmbH 2004 All rights, including rights of translation, reproduction by printing, copying or similar methods, in part or in whole, are reserved.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Contents Innovative technology ........................1 Notational conventions ........................2 Important notes ..........................3 Safety notes ............................3 Notes on installing and removing boards and modules ..............4 Manufacturer’s notes .........................5 Energy saving ..........................5 Recycling and disposal ......................6 CE marking............................6 Storing the battery ..........................6 Transporting the notebook .........................7 Before you travel........................7 Transporting the notebook ......................7 Cleaning the notebook........................8...
  • Page 8 Contents Hard disk............................28 Optical drive ............................ 29 Combo drive (CD-RW/DVD)....................29 DVD drive..........................29 Handling CD/DVDs........................30 Regional codes for DVD films and DVD players ..............31 Adjusting AutoPlay function of optical drive ................32 Floppy disc drive (optional) ......................32 Working with floppy disks ......................
  • Page 9 Contents Memory expansion ........................57 Installing/removing memory......................57 Technical data..........................59 Notebook ............................59 Battery.............................60 Power adapter ..........................60 Index...............................61 A26391-K147-Z120-1-7619...
  • Page 11: Innovative Technology

    Innovative technology ... and ergonomic design make your AMILO Pro the ideal user-friendly and reliable notebook. Your operating system is pre-installed on the hard disk to facilitate the procedure when you use your notebook for the first time. Depending on the initial configuration, the main memory of your notebook can be upgraded to 128 - 1024 Mbyte with a 128, 256 or 512 Mbyte memory module.
  • Page 12: Notational Conventions

    Innovative technology ... Notational conventions The following symbols are used in this manual: Indicates information which is important for your health or for preventing physical damage. Failure to follow the instructions may lead to loss of data, invalidate your warranty, destroy the notebook, or endanger your life. Indicates important information which is required to use the system properly.
  • Page 13: Important Notes

    Important notes Here you will find essential safety information regarding your notebook. In addition, the manufacturer's notes contain helpful information about your notebook. Safety notes Pay attention to the information provided in the "Safety and Ergonomics" manual and in the following safety notes. Observe the sections in the manual marked with the symbol on the left.
  • Page 14: Notes On Installing And Removing Boards And Modules

    Important notes In addition, the marking is provided with the chemical symbol of the heavy metal decisive for the classification as a pollutant. Cadmium Mercury Lead • Your notebook is equipped with security functions that offer you a high level of security according to a multi-level concept.
  • Page 15: Manufacturer's Notes

    20 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere - the equivalent of 5 million automobiles. As an Energy Star Partner, Fujitsu Siemens Computers GmbH has determined that this product meets the Energy Star guidelines for energy efficiency.
  • Page 16: Recycling And Disposal

    To give back a device please take advantage of your country's disposal and recycling possibilities. Further information about country-specific disposal and recycling possibilities can be found on the following website If you have any questions on disposal, please contact your local office or our Help Desk. CE marking The shipped version of this device complies with the requirements of the EEC directives 89/336/EEC "Electromagnetic compatibility"...
  • Page 17: Transporting The Notebook

    To protect against damaging jolts and bumps, use a notebook carrying case to transport your notebook. Fujitsu Siemens Computers offers a number of solutions for transporting your notebook. The current offering can be viewed on the Internet at •...
  • Page 18: Cleaning The Notebook

    Important notes Cleaning the notebook ► Switch the notebook off. ► Pull the power plug of the network adapter out of the mains outlet. ► Remove the battery. Do not clean any interior parts yourself; leave this job to a service technician. Do not use any cleaning agents that contain abrasives or may corrode plastic.
  • Page 19: Preparing The Notebook For Use

    Preparing the notebook for use Please take note of the information in the "Important notes" chapter. You must charge the battery and install the application programmes before you can work with the notebook. The operating system and drivers required are preinstalled. When not plugged into a mains outlet, the notebook runs on its built-in battery.
  • Page 20: Connecting The Power Adapter

    Preparing the notebook for use Connecting the power adapter Please take note of the information in the section "Selecting a location". The power cable supplied conforms to the requirements of the country in which you purchased your notebook. Make sure that the power cable is approved for use in the country in which you intend to use it.
  • Page 21: Switching On The Notebook

    Preparing the notebook for use Switching on the notebook ► Slide the release button (1) to the right and open the LCD panel (2). ► Press the ON/OFF switch. The power-on indicator lights up. After switch-on a self-test (POST, Power On Self Test) is automatically carried out. Never switch the notebook off during the self-test.
  • Page 23: Working With The Notebook

    Working with the notebook This chapter describes the basics for operating your notebook. Please see the "Connecting external devices" chapter for instructions on how to connect devices such as a printer to the notebook. Please take note of the information in the "Important notes" chapter. Views In this section the various hardware components of your notebook are introduced.
  • Page 24: Front

    Working with the notebook Front 1 = Screen lock 3 = Loudspeakers 2 = Status indicators Right side panel 1 = Microphone jack 3 = PC card slot 2 = Headphones port 4 = Modem port A26391-K147-Z120-1-7619...
  • Page 25: Left Side Panel

    Working with the notebook Left side panel 1 = Optical drive 3 = Insert/eject button of optical drive 2 = Drive indicator 4 = Opening for manual ejection Back panel 1 = Kensington Lock 4 = Parallel port 2 = DC jack (DC IN) 5 = LAN connector 3 = Monitor port 6 = USB ports...
  • Page 26: Under Side

    Working with the notebook Under side 1 = Hard disk 4 = Battery 2 = Lock for battery lock 5 = Memory cover 3 = Battery release latch Status indicators The status indicators provide information about the status of the power supply, the drives and the keyboard functions.
  • Page 27 Working with the notebook The meanings of the symbols are as follows: Power-on indicator • The indicator is green: The notebook is on. • The indicator lights orange: The notebook is in energy-saving mode. • The indicator is dark: The notebook is switched off. Hard disk indicator The indicator flashes green when the hard disk is accessed.
  • Page 28: Keyboard

    Working with the notebook Keyboard The keyboard of your notebook is subject to continuous wear due to normal use. The keyboard markings are subjected to particularly high loads. The keyboard markings can wear off in the course of using the notebook. The keyboard has been designed to provide all the functions of an enhanced keyboard.
  • Page 29: Function Keys

    Working with the notebook Cursor keys The cursor keys move the cursor in the direction of the arrow, i.e. up, down, left, or right. Pause key Pause Break The Pause key temporarily suspends display output. Output will resume when you press any other key. Function keys Function keys (do not mix up with Fn key) are the 12 keys on the top of keyboard.
  • Page 30: Virtual Numeric Keypad

    Working with the notebook Virtual numeric keypad The keyboard of your notebook does not have a number block. To provide the convenience of a numeric keypad, your keyboard is equipped with a virtual numeric keypad. The special keys of the virtual numeric keypad are recognisable by the numbers and symbols printed in the upper right corner of each key (see the illustrations that follow).
  • Page 31: Key Combinations

    Working with the notebook Key combinations The following description of key combinations refers to functions when using Microsoft Windows. Some of the following key combinations may not function in other operating systems and with some device drivers. The figure below shows how to access the different characters on keys with overlaid functions. Alt Gr Illustration (example of German keyboard layout) Key combinations are performed as follows:...
  • Page 32: Easy Buttons

    Working with the notebook Halting the current operation Ctrl This key combination can be used to halt an operation instantly without clearing the keyboard buffer. Backtab (Shift+Tab) This key combination moves the cursor back to the previous tabular stop. Windows key combinations Opening Windows Explorer This key combination opens Windows Explorer.
  • Page 33: Touchpad And Touchpad Buttons

    Working with the notebook Touchpad and touchpad buttons Keep the touchpad clean, protect it from dirt, liquids, and grease. Do not use the touchpad if your fingers are dirty. Do not rest heavy objects (e.g. books) on the touchpad or the touchpad buttons. The touchpad enables you to move the mouse pointer on the screen.
  • Page 34: Closed Cover Switch

    LCD screen Information on LCD monitor High-quality TFT displays are installed in notebooks from Fujitsu Siemens Computers GmbH. The specification of the monitor resolution indicates how many pixels can be displayed. For example, "XGA" stands for 1024 x 768 pixels. Each pixel consists of three so-called subpixels of the colours red, green and blue.
  • Page 35: Battery

    Working with the notebook Synchronising the display on the LCD screen and an external monitor Your notebook supports the simultaneous display on the LCD screen and an external monitor. If the picture does not appear correctly on the LCD monitor, press the key combination Fn + F5 several times, or switch the external monitor off and then on again.
  • Page 36: Monitoring The Battery Charging Level

    Working with the notebook To be able to make use of the optimal charging capacity of the batteries, the battery should be completely discharged and then fully recharged. If you do not use the batteries for long periods, remove them from the notebook. Never store the batteries in the unit.
  • Page 37: Performing The Battery Learning Cycle

    Working with the notebook Inserting battery ► Position the battery at the edge of the casing (a). ► Tilt and put the battery into the battery compartment. Performing the battery learning cycle The battery contains electronics that continuously monitor the battery charging level and display the current charging level.
  • Page 38: Energy Saving Functions

    Working with the notebook Energy saving functions The notebook uses less power when the power management features are enabled. You will then be able to work longer when using the battery before having to recharge it. If you are connected to a network or use an integrated modem, PC LAN card, or PC modem card, we advise against enabling an energy saving mode.
  • Page 39: Optical Drive

    Working with the notebook Optical drive Your notebook is delivered with an optical drive. Depending on the variant, your notebook is equipped with a DVD drive or a combo drive (CD-RW/DVD). Optical drives can either only read or both read and write different optical data storage media. The meaning of the respective optical data storage media is described in the following: CD-ROM Abbreviation for Compact Disc - Read Only Memory.
  • Page 40: Handling Cd/Dvds

    Working with the notebook Handling CD/DVDs From this point all different optical data storage media will be referred to as CD/DVDs; the writeable optical data storage media are called blanks. Observe the following when handling CD/DVDs: • Avoid touching the surface of a CD/DVD. Handle CDs/DVDs only by their edges! •...
  • Page 41: Regional Codes For Dvd Films And Dvd Players

    Working with the notebook Manual removal (emergency removal) In the event of a power failure or damage to the drive it may be necessary to manually remove the CD/DVD. ► Switch the notebook off. ► Press a pen or a piece of wire (e.g. a paper clip) firmly into the opening. The drive tray is unlocked.
  • Page 42: Adjusting Autoplay Function Of Optical Drive

    Working with the notebook Adjusting AutoPlay function of optical drive With the AutoPlay function you can specify whether or not a program or action is to be run/carried out depending on the CD/DVD content type of Windows XP. For example, you can specify that when an Audio CD is inserted, the Media Player is automatically started and automatically plays the Audio CD.
  • Page 43 Working with the notebook 1 = Insertion direction 2 = Label area 3 = Write protection tab for a 1.44 Mbyte floppy disk 4 = Identification of a 1.44 MB floppy disk or write protect switch on a 120 MB floppy disk 5 = Eject button for inserted floppy disks 6 = Disk is write-protected 7 = Disk is not write-protected...
  • Page 44: Pc Cards

    Working with the notebook PC cards Two PC card slots enable the device to operate two type II PC cards or one type III PC card (CardBus or PCMCIA). Consult the documentation supplied by the PC card's manufacturer and follow the instructions provided.
  • Page 45: Removing A Pc Card

    Working with the notebook Removing a PC card Use the small PC card icon located in your task bar to stop the card. ► Click on the PC card icon in the task bar with the right mouse button. ► Select PC card Properties.
  • Page 46: Integrated 56K Modem

    Working with the notebook Integrated 56k modem The integrated 56k modem supports data communication applications, such as: • Modem operation: High-speed downloads at up to 56,000 bit/s (V.90). Downward-compatible to V.34 modems. • Fax mode: Transmitting and receiving at up to 14,400 bit/s •...
  • Page 47: Security Functions

    Security functions Your notebook enables you to protect your system and personal data in a number of ways against unauthorised access. By combining these options, you can achieve maximum protection for your system. In this chapter you will learn which security functions your notebook is equipped with, which advantages these functions offer you and how to configure and use them.
  • Page 48: Brief Overview Of The Security Functions

    Security functions Password protection for the operating system With corresponding settings in the BIOS Setup you can block starting of the operating system. Only those who know the supervisor or user password can access the system. Password protection for your hard disk By activating the hard disk protection in the BIOS Setup you prevent unauthorised access to the hard disk drive.
  • Page 49: Configuring Password Protection In Bios Setup

    Security functions Configuring password protection in BIOS Setup Before using the various options of password protection for your data security in the BIOS Setup, please note the following hints: • Please keep in mind your passwords in any case, as you will not be able to access your BIOS Setup and/or your system any longer, if you forget both the user password and the supervisor password.
  • Page 50: Password Protection Of Operating System

    Security functions Change supervisor or user password ► Open the BIOS Setup again and there the Security menu. ► When changing the password, proceed exactly as for password assignment. You can only change the supervisor password when you have logged into the BIOS Setup with the supervisor password.
  • Page 51: Password Protection For Hard Disk

    Security functions Deactivating system protection ► Call BIOS Setup and select the Security menu. ► Mark the Password on Boot field and press the Enter key. ► Select Disabled and press the Enter key. If you do not want to make any other settings, you can exit BIOS Setup. ►...
  • Page 53: Connecting External Devices

    Connecting external devices Under all circumstances, please observe the safety notes provided in the "Important notes" chapter. Read the documentation on the external device before connecting it. Do not connect or disconnect cables during a thunderstorm. Do not pull on the cable when disconnecting a cable. Always take hold of the actual plug. Adhere to the order described in the following when you connect external devices to the notebook or separate them from the notebook: Connecting devices to notebook...
  • Page 54: Connecting An External Monitor

    Connecting external devices Connecting an external monitor An external monitor can be connected to the notebook. ► Using the Fn + F5 key combination you can switch back and forth between the external monitor and the LCD screen. ► If your notebook is equipped with a TFT monitor, you can display the same picture on the external monitor and the LCD screen simultaneously.
  • Page 55: Connecting Usb Devices

    Connecting external devices Connecting USB devices On the USB ports you can connect external devices that also have a USB port (e.g. a printer, a scanner or a modem). USB devices are hot-pluggable. This allows cables from USB devices to be connected and disconnected with the system switched on.
  • Page 57: Settings In Bios Setup

    Settings in BIOS Setup In BIOS Setup you can set the system functions and the hardware configuration of the notebook. The settings can only be changed via the keyboard. When it is delivered, the notebook is set to factory default settings. You can change these settings in BIOS Setup.
  • Page 58: Operating Bios Setup

    Settings in BIOS Setup Operating BIOS Setup Press the F1 key to display help on the operation of BIOS Setup. The description of the individual settings is shown in the right-hand window of the BIOS Setup. You can revert to the default settings for the BIOS Setup menu you are currently in, by using the F9 function key.
  • Page 59: Troubleshooting And Tips

    Troubleshooting and tips Take note of the safety hints in the "Important notes" chapter, when you connect or disconnect cables. If a fault occurs, try to correct it as described. If you fail to correct the problem, proceed as follows: ►...
  • Page 60: The Lcd Screen Of The Notebook Remains Blank

    Troubleshooting and tips The LCD screen of the notebook remains blank If your LCD screen remains blank this may be due to the following: Monitor is switched off ► Press a key or enter the password External monitor or television set connected ►...
  • Page 61: The External Monitor Is Blank Or The Image Is Unstable (Under Windows)

    Troubleshooting and tips The external monitor is blank or the image is unstable (under Windows) The wrong external monitor has been selected or the wrong screen resolution has been set for the application programme. ► Terminate the application programme in Windows with Alt + F4 . If the fault continues to occur after ending the programme, switch over to the notebook's internal LCD screen with Fn + F5 and carry out the following routine: ►...
  • Page 62: The Notebook Stops Working

    Troubleshooting and tips The notebook stops working The notebook is in Standby or Suspend mode ► Exit the Standby mode or the Suspend mode (switch on the notebook). An application programme has caused the malfunction ► Close the application programme or restart the notebook by switching it on/off or with a warm boot.
  • Page 63: The Dvd Film Does Not Continue To Play

    Troubleshooting and tips The DVD film does not continue to play Should the picture freeze when playing some DVD films, deactivate the accelerated hardware decryption (it is activated in the default setting; this can be recognised from the checkmark in the corresponding checkbox).
  • Page 64: Error Messages On The Screen

    Troubleshooting and tips Error messages on the screen This section describes the error messages generated by the BIOS Setup. Error messages displayed by the operating system or programmes are described in the relevant documentation. Setup Warning Invalid Password <Continue> This message is displayed following password entry. ►...
  • Page 65 Troubleshooting and tips Extended memory failed at offset: xxxx Failing Bits: zzzz zzzz When testing the extended memory an error has resulted at the address xxxx. ► Check whether the additional memory module has been inserted correctly. If the error message appears repeatedly, please contact the place of purchase or our hotline/help desk.
  • Page 66 Troubleshooting and tips nnnnK Shadow RAM failed at offset: xxxx Failing Bits: zzzz ► Contact your sales outlet or our hotline/help desk. System battery is dead - Replace and run SETUP ► Contact your sales outlet or our hotline/help desk. System cache error - Cache disabled ►...
  • Page 67: Memory Expansion

    Memory expansion Depending on the upgrade level, your notebook is equipped with a 128MB, 256MB or 512MB memory module. The notebook must be switched off when installing/removing the memory modules, it must not be in Suspend mode. Use only memory expansions which have been released for your notebook (128, 256, or 512 Mbyte modules, PC 266 DDR SO DIMM, 200 pin JEDEC).
  • Page 68 Memory expansion Removing a memory module ► Carefully push the two mounting clips outwards (1). The memory module will flap upward (2). ► Pull the memory module out of its slot in the direction of the arrow (3). Installing a memory module ►...
  • Page 69: Technical Data

    Technical data Notebook Processor: Intel Mobile Pentium 4-M; Intel Celeron Main memory (SO DIMM 3.3 V): Maximum 1 Gbyte PC 266 DDR SO DIMM 2 slots for 128, 256 or 512 Mbyte modules JEDEC 200-pin; of these one slot is available for upgrading the memory.
  • Page 70: Battery

    Technical data Slots PC Card slots (CardBus/PCMCIA): PCMCIA 2 x Type II or 1 x Type III Ports • Parallel port: 25-pin female connector, bi-directional, ECP capable • Monitor port: 15-pin female connector • Microphone jack: connector, mono • USB (Universal Serial Bus) triple •...
  • Page 71: Index

    Index 56k modem 36 CD-ROM 29 CD-RW 29 CE marking 6 Charging capacity, battery 25 Acoustic warnings 54 Cleaning 8 Alt Gr key 18 Closed cover switch 13, 24 Anti-theft protection 39 Combo drive 29 Audio AutoPlay function 32 adjusting the volume 36 Configuration, BIOS Setup 47 ports 35, 47 Content type, CD/DVD 32...
  • Page 72 Index External devices, connecting 43 Keyboard 13, 18 External monitor activating numeric keypad 22 connecting 44 cleaning 8 no screen display 51 remains blank 51 screen display drifts 51 LAN module 36 selecting the display 21, 25 LAN port 15, 37, 43 synchronising the display 21, 25 LCD display panel release 13 LCD screen 13...
  • Page 73 Index Printer Notational conventions 2 connecting 45 Notebook does not print 53 not starting 52 setting up 9 stops working 52 Rear, view 15 switching off 11 Recycling 6 switching on 11 Reflection 50 switching on for the first time 10 Regional codes 32 Notebook, operating 13 Release for opening 14...
  • Page 74 Index Travel preparations 7 Trouble, correction 49 VGA port, see monitor port Troubleshooting 49 View front 14 left-hand side 15 open notebook 13 Underside, view 16 rear 15 USB devices right-hand side 14 connecting 45 underside 16 software 45 USB port 15, 43, 45 Windows logo keys 19 Windows XP 28 Write protection, floppy disk 33, 34...

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