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  • Page 1 Pedion Owner's Handbook...
  • Page 2 Handbook (the second part of this book). Throughout this book “Windows” means Microsoft Windows 95. If Windows 98 or Windows NT is installed on your Pedion, certain procedural details may change. Consult your Windows documentation (manual or help files) for assistance.
  • Page 3: Connecting To The Ac Power Supply

    Connect the power cord to the AC adapter, and plug the power cord into a nearby AC outlet. Warning Use only the AC adapter that comes with your Pedion. Do not attempt to use an adapter from any other equipment. Caution Use only with a 120-240 volt AC power supply.
  • Page 4 Pedion to the AC power supply. The batteries in the optional Battery Pack are also initially uncharged. If the Battery Pack is attached to the Pedion, both We recommend that you let the battery fully charge the Battery Pack and the Pedion's internal battery can be before using the Pedion for the first time.
  • Page 5 Close the LCD panel and turn the Pedion over. Slide open the battery and multimedia connector covers on the underside of the Pedion. Align the two small holes on the rear of the Pedion with the two raised catches on the rear edge of the Multimedia Pack.
  • Page 6 QUICK START GUIDE Starting the Pedion To start the Pedion Slide the latches on the sides of the Pedion forward to release the LCD panel, then open it. Adjsut the angle of the LCD panel until you can view the display comfortably.
  • Page 7 QUICK START GUIDE Using the touchpad The touchpad consists of a touch-sensitive tablet and To move the cursor two buttons, which together perform the same function ♦ Slide your fingertip over the surface of the tablet. as a mouse. The left and right touchpad buttons To move the cursor a large distance, move your correspond to left and right mouse buttons.
  • Page 8 The Pedion’s LCD panel can do better than this setting. The first time you start the Pedion you must tell Windows You should therefore change the display setting to get your name (and the name of the company for which you the best performance from your system.
  • Page 9 LCD panel and press the Power button. Recharge via Pedion (while working) ..... 30.0 hours ♦ Recharge via Pedion (while turned off ).... 8.0 hours For more lengthy interruptions in your work, press Recharge directly via AC adaptor ....8.0 hours the Power button and wait for everything to be saved to disk (Disk Suspend mode).
  • Page 10 Multimedia Pack. Use the emergency shutdown procedure only if the Turn off any attached peripherals. Pedion stops responding, and pressing Ctrl + Alt + Del doesn’t restart Windows. Click the Start button in the Windows task bar, then click Shutdown.
  • Page 11 QUICK START GUIDE Where to get more information There are various help files available on the computer. In particular, you should use Windows Help, which can be accessed from the Start menu, to help with Windows-related problems. We also recommend that you double-click the Important Apricot User Information icon on the Windows desktop for late- breaking information relating to your computer.
  • Page 13 ® Intel , Pentium and Pentium II are registered trademarks, and MMX™ is a trademark, of Intel Corporation. Pedion™ is a trademark of Mitsubishi Electric ® ® Corporation. IrDA is a registered trademark of the Infrared Data Association. Microsoft, MS-DOS, and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft ®...
  • Page 14 AC adapter. If a fault occurs, unusual noises. contact your Mitsubishi Electric PC supplier or maintainer. S a f e t y & R e g u l a t o r y N o t i c e s...
  • Page 15 OWNER’S HANDBOOK Laser and LED products Liquid Crystal Display Any CD-ROM drive used in this system is classified Do not attempt to disassemble the LCD panel. If as a CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT according to damage to the LCD panel allows some of the liquid IEC825 Radiation Safety of Laser Products (Equipment crystal to leak out, do not ingest any of the liquid or Classification: Requirements and User's Guide).
  • Page 16 If you are planning to use the computer in another a good idea to use an ionizer or humidifier to remove country, check first with your Mitsubishi Electric static from the air. supplier to ensure the availability of the correct AC power cords and/or AC adapter.
  • Page 17 Use only parts tested and All interconnecting cables (for example, signal and approved by Mitsubishi Electric PC Division. Failure to communication cables) should be less than 2 metres do so may result in invalidating both the compliance and in length.
  • Page 18: Power Connection

    OWNER’S HANDBOOK Power Connection Typical AC plugs 250V 250V 125V 250V 250V BS1363A SHUCO NEMA 5-15P SRAF 1962/DB16/87 ASE 1011 U. K. Austria Belgium Taiwan Denmark Switzerland Finland France Thailand Italy Germany Japan Sweden Norway Holland Canada Before using the product in a country other than that Checking the AC power supply in which it was originally sold, you must check the When this product is delivered, it is ready for the...
  • Page 19 OWNER’S HANDBOOK Connecting to the AC power supply Power Cable Connections - UK ONLY This product is supplied with an AC power cord that Important has a non-removable moulded plug. Any peripheral equipment that requires an AC power cord must be earthed. Always replace the fuse with one of the same type and rating which is BSI or ASTA approved to BS1362.
  • Page 20: Table Of Contents

    OWNER’S HANDBOOK CONTENTS 1 Welcome 4 Battery and Power Management Pictorial guide to the Pedion ......... 1/2 Using battery power ..........4/1 Pictorial guide to the Multimedia Pack....1/5 Options for power management......4/6 Backing up the pre-installed software ....1/8 More about Disk Suspend mode ......
  • Page 21 Using the Setup utility.......... .6/1 USB device............7/10 The most useful options within Setup ....6/5 Appendix 7 Troubleshooting Pedion ..............7/2 Diskette drive (FDD) ..........7/2 Hard disk drive (HDD)......... 7/3 CD-ROM ............. 7/3 Internal battery or Battery Pack ......7/4 LCD panel ............
  • Page 22: Welcome

    ♦ 233 MHz Mobile Pentium processor with If you want to get started working with your Pedion MMX technology. 12.1” TFT display, 2 GB straight away, follow the instructions given in the hard disk, 64 MB EDO memory.
  • Page 23: Pictorial Guide To The Pedion

    OWNER’S HANDBOOK Pictorial guide to the Pedion 1 / 2 W e l c o m e...
  • Page 24 Power Status light is green when the Pedion is working normally, orange in Memory Suspend mode, Caps Lock light and unlit when the Pedion is shut down or in Disk Scroll Lock light Suspend mode. PC Card Slot 0 (CardBus/Zoomed Video)
  • Page 25 OWNER’S HANDBOOK DC-IN connector (for AC adapter) Security notch (for attaching an anti-theft chain) Infrared communication port USB port (behind protective rubber cover) Audio output jack (stereo) Battery connector (cover closed) Multimedia connector (cover closed) 1 / 4 W e l c o m e...
  • Page 26: Pictorial Guide To The Multimedia Pack

    CD-ROMs, and connect Do not open the battery connector cover on the underside various peripheral devices. of the Pedion unless you intend to install either the Multimedia Pack (or the Battery Pack) straight away. Note You must shut down the Pedion before attaching or removing the Multimedia Pack.
  • Page 27 OWNER’S HANDBOOK Stereo speaker (left) Line/microphone input jack Audio output jack (stereo) Diskette (floppy disk) drive Diskette eject button Pedion release lever CD tray CD eject button CD activity light 10 CD emergency eject hole 11 Stereo speaker (right) 12 Security notch (for attaching an anti-theft chain)
  • Page 28 Pedion with the two raised catches on the rear Slide the lever on the front of the Multimedia edge of the Multimedia Pack. Pack to the left, then lift the Pedion off the Multimedia Pack (front edge first). Turn the Pedion over and close the multimedia and battery connector covers on the underside.
  • Page 29: Backing Up The Pre-Installed Software

    OWNER’S HANDBOOK Backing up the pre-installed software copy will safeguard the pre-installed software against Creating an emergency startup disk loss if the hard disk fails or if you accidentally overwrite or delete files. We strongly recommend that you create an emergency startup disk.
  • Page 30: General Advice

    OWNER’S HANDBOOK General advice ♦ As a portable computer, this machine is designed to Ensure that you maintain a healthy posture be used in various environments. The following when using the computer. Ideally, your feet paragraphs contain guidelines in caring for yourself should be on the floor and your legs at right and your computer.
  • Page 31 OWNER’S HANDBOOK ♦ ♦ Avoid using the computer when placed directly Ensure all cables, particularly power cords, do on your lap for long periods. It can generate not trail across the floor where people walking enough heat to cause low-temperature burns. past can snag them.
  • Page 32: Touchpad And Keyboard

    OWNER’S HANDBOOK TOUCHPAD & KEYBOARD Using the touchpad The touchpad consists of a touch-sensitive tablet and Touchpad gestures two buttons, which together perform the same The basic touchpad gestures are as follows function as a mouse. The left and right touchpad ♦...
  • Page 33 OWNER’S HANDBOOK Mouse Properties Double-click the Touchpad icon in the Windows taskbar to open the Mouse Properties dialog. Touchpad icon You can use this dialog to configure many additional features of the touchpad. For example, you can add a tapping gesture that mimics a right-click. For more information, click the Help button in the Mouse Properties dialog.
  • Page 34: Using The Keyboard

    OWNER’S HANDBOOK Using the keyboard The Pedion’s keyboard works just like a full-sized Blue numeric keypad computer keyboard, but some keys have additional When the Num Lock light is on, you can type the functions. numerals or symbols marked in blue.
  • Page 35 OWNER’S HANDBOOK Orange function keys Windows keys Some keys have additional functions, marked in The keyboard has two keys dedicated to Windows orange. Hold down the key while pressing the functions: the Windows logo key ( ) and the required “orange” key to access these functions. Application key ( Backslash “\”...
  • Page 36: Diskette, Cd-Rom And Audio

    Note Do not place a diskette on top of the Pedion’s internal speaker. The magnetic field from the speaker can damage the data on the diskette D i s k e t t e , C D - R O M & A u d i o...
  • Page 37 OWNER’S HANDBOOK To insert a diskette To write-protect a diskette ♦ ♦ Push the diskette into the drive, metal shutter Slide the small plastic tab on the reverse of the foremost, and with the label side facing diskette to uncover the hole beneath it. upwards, until it clicks into place.
  • Page 38: Using The Cd-Rom Drive

    Keep CDs away from direct sunlight, heat, Note humidity, dust and moisture. Do not move or nudge the Pedion while a CD is in the ♦ To clean a CD, wipe the surface radially drive, particularly while the CD activity light is on. This outwards from the centre using a soft cloth.
  • Page 39 To load a CD To remove a CD normally Turn on the Pedion. Ensure that the Pedion is turned on and that the CD activity light is off. Press the CD eject button. The CD tray comes out about 1.5 cm.
  • Page 40: Using The Audio Features

    OWNER’S HANDBOOK Using the audio features The Pedion has a 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack for audio output, plus an internal microphone and mono speaker. The Multimedia Pack has a line/microphone input and a stereo audio output jack, plus internal stereo speakers.
  • Page 41 DAT player, hi-fi equipment or a self-powered microphone. The TEAC CD player program is pre-installed on the Pedion’s hard disk as an alternative to the Microsoft When using an external self-powered microphone, CD Player. you must enable the line-in input for recording and ♦...
  • Page 42: Battery And Power Management

    OWNER’S HANDBOOK BATTERY & POWER MANAGEMENT Using battery power The Pedion can operate from its internal battery for General advice up to 1.8 hours, depending on the programs you are ♦ At first, the internal battery is not charged. running and how much use you make of the hard disk Before using your Pedion for the first time, you and CD-ROM drive.
  • Page 43 (The Battery Meter icon looks like a battery when the Pedion is on battery power, or like a power cord when the Pedion is connected to the AC power supply.)
  • Page 44 To attach the optional Battery Pack Battery Pack and gently press down on the front Shut down or suspend the Pedion. edge of the Pedion until it clicks into place. Do not use excessive force. Close the LCD panel and turn the system over.
  • Page 45 The time to recharge depends on the Recharging the Battery Pack method you use: If the Battery Pack is attached to the Pedion (or Recharge via Pedion (while working)... 30 hours Multimedia Pack), it will begin to recharge as soon as Recharge via Pedion (while turned off)..
  • Page 46 OWNER’S HANDBOOK Checking the battery level (2) If the Battery Pack is attached to the Pedion, you can check the battery level with the Battery Meter, as Pressing the Battery Level button on the right-hand described earlier in this chapter. If the Show the...
  • Page 47: Options For Power Management

    OWNER’S HANDBOOK Options for power management The Pedion has several modes that can be used to Memory Suspend mode conserve power. To enter Memory Suspend mode, close the LCD The Pedion can also suppress power to components panel. To resume, open the LCD panel and press the that are idle or unused for longer than a certain Power button.
  • Page 48 The Pedion arrives with this feature turned off. If you or not the Pedion is running from the AC power want to use it, you must enable it with the BIOS supply or its own batteries.
  • Page 49: More About Disk Suspend Mode

    It can take up to 30 seconds to write the information onto the hard disk. Do not press the Power button Caution during this time or move the Pedion before it has Do not use a disk compression utility such as DriveSpace. turned itself off.
  • Page 50 Disk Suspend mode. You can change battery warning, connect the AC adapter first). the function of the Power button so that it either turns the Pedion on and off or causes Memory To set up an Auto Suspend timeout Suspend mode instead.
  • Page 51: More About Memory Suspend Mode

    The function of the Power button can be changed with the BIOS Setup utility (see previous page). Pedion cannot go into Suspend mode while the Infrared Monitor is searching for infrared devices. If the Resume On Modem Ring or Resume On Time...
  • Page 52: Connecting Optional Devices

    Printer (or some other parallel port device) Suspend or shut down? ♦ Serial port device In some cases, you must suspend or shut down the Pedion before connecting an optional device. The procedure for ♦ External keyboard or numeric keypad the device in question makes this clear.
  • Page 53: Installing A Pc Card

    There are two PC Card slots on the left side of the To install a PC Card Pedion. Each slot can accommodate either a Type I Hold the PC Card with the logo side facing up. (3.3 mm) or a Type II (5.0 mm) card.
  • Page 54 OWNER’S HANDBOOK To remove a PC Card When the slot’s eject button pops out, fold it back into its recess on the side of the Pedion. Follow the procedure for terminating card The two eject buttons fold in different operations under Windows.
  • Page 55: Connecting An Infrared Device

    OWNER’S HANDBOOK Connecting an infrared device The Pedion can use the same kind of infrared signal General advice on IR communication as that used by a TV or video remote control to ♦ Communication is one-to-one only. communicate with another computer or peripheral ♦...
  • Page 56 OWNER’S HANDBOOK Infrared Monitor An Infrared Monitor program is provided to help you keep track of the Pedion’s infrared activity. The Infrared Monitor can normally be opened by double- clicking the Infrared icon in the Windows taskbar. Infrared icon The default settings of the Infrared Monitor ensure that the Pedion searches for infrared devices within range every 3 seconds.
  • Page 57 Driver wizard. To turn off searching Click Next to search for updated drivers, then The Pedion cannot go into Suspend mode while the click Other Locations. Infrared Monitor is searching for infrared devices. In the Select Other Locations dialog, type Right-click the Infrared icon in the Windows and then click OK.
  • Page 58 14. In the Add Infrared Device wizard, click Next, and then click Have Disk. In the Install From Disk dialog, type c 19. Click Yes to restart the Pedion. :\windows\options\cabs then click OK. When Windows restarts, follow the procedure given 15.
  • Page 59: Connecting A Usb Device

    OWNER’S HANDBOOK Connecting a USB device The Pedion and the Multimedia Pack each have one To connect a USB device USB (Universal Serial Bus) port. If the Pedion is Before connecting any USB device, we recommend docked with the Multimedia Pack, both ports can be that you read all documentation provided with the used simultaneously.
  • Page 60: Connecting A Printer (Parallel Port Device)

    To connect a printer Multimedia Pack. Shut down the Pedion. The Pedion arrives with the parallel port is set to Bi- Plug the printer cable into the parallel port on Directional mode. Extended Capabilities Port (ECP) the rear of the Multimedia Pack. Tighten both and Enhanced Parallel Port (EPP) functionality is also the screws to secure the connection.
  • Page 61: Connecting A Serial Port Device

    Plug the serial cable into the serial port on the When disconnecting the serial device, turn off the device rear of the Multimedia Pack. Tighten both the before you shut down the Pedion. screws to secure the connection. Connect the serial cable to the device as described in the device’s manual.
  • Page 62: Connecting An External Keyboard Or Mouse

    Connecting an external keyboard or mouse To connect a keyboard To connect a mouse Shut down the Pedion. Shut down the Pedion. Plug the keyboard (or numeric keypad) into the Plug the mouse into the mouse port on the rear keyboard port on the rear of the Multimedia of the Multimedia Pack.
  • Page 63: Connecting An External Monitor

    Multimedia Pack. must be supported by the external monitor. When disconnecting the monitor, turn off the monitor before shutting down the Pedion. Tighten both the screws to secure the connection. Turn on the monitor.
  • Page 64 OWNER’S HANDBOOK Click the NeoMagic tab. Click Display Options. Select Monitor, LCD Panel or Monitor/LCD according to whether you want to display Windows on the external monitor, the LCD panel, or both at the same time. C o n n e c t i n g o p t i o n a l d e v i c e s 5 / 1 3...
  • Page 65 OWNER’S HANDBOOK 5 / 1 4 C o n n e c t i n g o p t i o n a l d e v i c e s...
  • Page 66: Bios Setup

    OWNER’S HANDBOOK BIOS SETUP Using the Setup utility The BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) mediates Whenever the computer is turned on, the BIOS between the computer’s hardware – the processor, power-on self-test (POST) routine tests various memory, and so on – and its software – the operating hardware components, including memory, and system and your programs.
  • Page 67 To start the Setup utility your Mitsubishi Electric PC supplier or maintainer to have the CMOS battery renewed. Turn on or restart the Pedion. Wait until the “Pedion Mobile Computer” logo appears on the screen. Press the key. If you have previously defined a Supervisor password, you are prompted for it before Setup starts.
  • Page 68 OWNER’S HANDBOOK Control keys Press View a general help topic. Press Alt-H Use the keys listed in the legend bar at the bottom of close the help window. the Setup screen to make your selections or exit the current menu. Exit the current menu.
  • Page 69 OWNER’S HANDBOOK Saving changes and exiting Setup To exit Setup, without saving changes To save changes, without exiting Setup Press to make the Exit screen appear. Press to make the Exit screen appear. Select the Exit Discarding Changes option and press the key.
  • Page 70: The Most Useful Options Within Setup

    Advanced, I/O Device Configuration Power Saving Use the options in this sub-menu to configure the You can use these options to configure the Pedion’s serial, infrared and parallel ports. power saving modes and features, although the factory settings will serve for most situations. You...
  • Page 71 “Enabled”. insert a non-metallic probe into the Emergency Exit from Setup, saving changes. OFF hole to turn off the Pedion, then press the Power button to turn it on again. You can use this procedure to change the password,...
  • Page 72: Troubleshooting

    Make a note of any of the symptoms, error codes, displayed messages and so on, then turn off the computer ♦ Consult your Mitsubishi Electric PC supplier or and unplug all power cords before consulting your authorised maintainer. supplier or maintenance provider.
  • Page 73: Pedion

    ♦ Check that diskette is properly formatted. ♦ Check that the Pedion is properly connected to the Multimedia Pack. ♦ Use BIOS Setup to check that the diskette controller is enabled and that there are no security settings which prevent access to the drive.
  • Page 74: Hard Disk Drive (Hdd)

    Check that the CD is free from fingerprints and dust. ♦ Check that the Pedion is properly connected to the Multimedia Pack. T r o u b l e s h o o t i n g 7 / 3...
  • Page 75: Internal Battery Or Battery Pack

    Problem Possible solutions ♦ Screen appears blank The Pedion may be in a power-saving mode, as discussed in the chapter on “Battery and Power Management”. Try pressing any keyboard key or the Power button. ♦ If an external monitor is attached, Windows’ Display Properties may be configured to use that rather than the LCD, as described in the chapter on “Connecting Optional Devices”.
  • Page 76: Serial Port Device

    Check that the serial device is turned on. ♦ Check the cable connection. ♦ Check that the Pedion is properly connected to the Multimedia Pack. ♦ Use BIOS Setup to check that the serial port is enabled. ♦ Use BIOS Setup and the Windows Control Panel to check that there are no resource conflicts with PC Cards.
  • Page 77: External Keyboard, Numeric Keypad Or Mouse

    Check that the device is properly connected. Refer to the chapter on “Connecting Optional Devices”. ♦ Check that the Pedion is properly connected to the Multimedia Pack. ♦ If using a mouse, remove the ball from inside the mouse, and clean it.
  • Page 78: Printer

    ♦ Printer does not print Check the printer cables and connections. ♦ Make sure the printer was turned on before turning on the Pedion. ♦ Check that the Pedion is properly connected to the Multimedia Pack. ♦ Use BIOS Setup to make sure the parallel port is configured correctly for the type of printer;...
  • Page 79: External Monitor

    Make sure the monitor’s brightness and contrast controls are adjusted properly. ♦ Check that the Pedion is properly connected to the Multimedia Pack. ♦ Use the Display Properties dialog in the Windows Control Panel to ensure that the display appears on the external monitor. See the chapter on “Connecting Optional Devices”.
  • Page 80: Infrared Communication

    ♦ Use BIOS Setup to make sure that the infrared port is enabled. ♦ Erroneous data is transmitted Make sure that the Pedion and the infrared device are no more than one or received metre apart. ♦ Make sure that bright artificial light or sunlight is not interfering with the infrared beam.
  • Page 81: Microphones, Headphones And Audio

    OWNER’S HANDBOOK Microphones, headphones and audio Problem Possible solutions ♦ No sound comes from the When the Pedion is docked with the Multimedia Pack, these things are Pedion’s audio output speaker disabled. or internal speaker ♦ No sound comes from the...
  • Page 82 OWNER’S HANDBOOK APPENDIX I/O Address map You can change the settings used by the serial, parallel and infrared ports with the BIOS Setup utility. Address Device 000 – 00F DMA controller 1 020 – 021 Interrupt controller 1 040 – 043 System timer Keyboard System speaker...
  • Page 83 OWNER’S HANDBOOK Address Device 1F0 – 1F7 Hard disk select Joystick 220 – 22F Audio (default) 274 – 277 ISA Plug & Play 2F8 – 2FF Infrared port (COM2) 330 – 331 MPU-401 port CD-ROM select 378 – 37F Parallel port 388 –...
  • Page 84 OWNER’S HANDBOOK IRQ table You can change the interrupt used by the serial, parallel and infrared ports with the BIOS Setup utility. Priority Cause of interrupt Power management unit Parity error, I/O channel error IRQ0 Timer, Counter 0 output IRQ1 Keyboard IRQ2 Cascade connection from interrupt controller 2...
  • Page 85 Infrared (FIR) mode requires either DMA1 or DMA3. DMA requirements mean that the Pedion cannot use the diskette drive and the FIR, ECP and audio features at the same time. If necessary, you can use the BIOS Setup utility to disable the diskette drive and free DMA2. The audio system requires DMA1 and DMA3 and cannot be disabled.
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