iLINK is a trademark of Sony Corporation. Other trademarks and registered trademarks not listed above may be used in this manual. Macrovision License of Notice This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision.
■ Before you connect the computer to a power source, ensure that the voltage rating of the AC adapter matches that of the available power source. 115V/60Hz in most of North and South America and some Far Eastern countries such as Taiwan. 100 V/50Hz in eastern Japan and 100 V/60Hz in western Japan.
Use only the battery pack that came with the computer or an optional battery pack. Use of the wrong battery could damage your computer. TOSHIBA assumes no liability for any damage in such case. FCC information Model Name: Satellite A200/Satellite Pro A200 Series FCC notice "Declaration of Conformity Information"...
Only peripherals complying with the FCC class B limits may be attached to this equipment. Operation with non-compliant peripherals or peripherals not recommended by TOSHIBA is likely to result in interference to radio and TV reception. Shielded cables must be used between the external devices and the computer's or expansion unit's external monitor port, parallel port, USB port and microphone jack.
Regulation of the Canadian Department of Communications. Note that Canadian Department of Communications (DOC) regulations provide, that changes or modifications not expressly approved by TOSHIBA Corporation could void your authority to operate this equipment. This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
Optical Disc Drive Safety Instruction ■ Be sure to check the international precautions at the end of this section. The optical drive that is used in this computer is equipped with a laser device. A classification label with the following sentence is affixed to the surface of the drive.
TOSHIBA Samsung Storage Technology CD-RW/DVD-ROM TS-L462D ■ The CD-RW/DVD-ROM 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.
TEAC CD-RW/DVD-ROM DW-224E ■ The CD-RW/DVD-ROM 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. ■...
Pioneer DVD Super Multi DVR-K17 ■ The DVD Super Multi 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. ■...
TOSHIBA Samsung Storage Technology DVD-Super Multi TS-L632 ■ The DVD-Super Multi 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.
Hitachi-LG Data Storage DVD Super Multi GSA-T20N ■ The DVD Super Multi 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.
Panasonic DVD Super Multi UJ-850U ■ The DVD Super Multi 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. ■...
TEAC DVD-Super Multi DV-W28EC ■ The DVD-Super Multi 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. ■...
International Precautions 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."...
VORSICHT: DIE VERWENDUNG VON ANDEREN STEURUNGEN ODER EINSTELLUNGEN ODER DAS DURCHFÜHREN VON ANDEREN VORGÄNGEN ALS IN DER BEDIENUNGSANLEITUNG BESCHRIEBEN KÖNNEN GEFÄHRLICHE STRAHLENEXPOSITIONEN ZUR FOLGE HABEN. 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).
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 country mode. It is illegal to use the modem in Japan with any other selection. Redial Up to two redial attempts can be made.
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 Corporation or an authorized representative of TOSHIBA Corporation. Disconnection...
Instructions for IC CS-03 certified equipment 1. NOTICE: The Industry Canada label identifies certified equipment. This certification means that the equipment meets certain telecommunications network protective, 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.
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 specifically configured to ensure compliance with Austel standards when the country/region selection is set to Australia.
Notes for use of this device in New Zealand ■ The grant of a Telepermit for a device in no way indicates Telecom acceptance of responsibility for the correct operation of that device under all operating conditions. In particular the higher speeds at which this modem is capable of operating depend on a specific network implementation which is only one of many ways of delivering high quality voice telephony to customers.
(b) caller identification information (which occurs between the first and second ring cadences) is not destroyed. ■ The preferred method of dialling is to use DTMF tones (ATDT...) as this is faster and more reliable than pulse (decadic) dialling. If for some reason you must use decadic dealing, your communications program must be set up to record numbers using the following translation table as this modem does not implement the New Zealand "Reverse Dialling"...
General Precautions TOSHIBA computers are designed to optimize safety, minimize strain and withstand the rigors of portability. However, certain precautions should be observed to further reduce the risk of personal injury or damage to the computer.
Heat injury ■ Avoid prolonged physical contact with the computer. If the computer is used for long periods, its surface can become very warm. While the temperature will not feel hot to the touch, if you maintain physical contact with the computer for a long time, for example if you rest the computer on your lap or if you keep your hands on the palm rest, your skin might suffer a low-heat injury.
Satellite A200/Satellite Pro A200 Series Preface Congratulations on your purchase of the Satellite A200/Satellite Pro A200 Series computer. This powerful notebook computer provides excellent expansion capability, including multimedia devices, and it 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 Series computer.
Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up Modes, gives details on the computer's power resources. Chapter 7, HW Setup, introduces you to the TOSHIBA Hardware Setup program. Chapter 8, Optional Devices, describes the optional hardware available. Chapter 9, Troubleshooting, provides helpful information on how to perform some diagnostic tests, and suggests courses of action if the computer doesn't seem to be working properly.
Preface Conventions This manual uses the following formats to describe, identify, and highlight terms and operating procedures. Abbreviations On first appearance, and whenever necessary for clarity, abbreviations are enclosed in parentheses following their definition. For example: Read Only Memory (ROM). Acronyms are also defined in the Glossary. Icons Icons identify ports, dials, and other parts of your computer.
Preface Messages Messages are used in this manual to bring important information to your attention. Each type of message is identified as shown below. Pay attention! A caution informs you that improper use of equipment or failure to follow instructions may cause data loss or damage your equipment. Please read.
The system may not function properly if you use drivers that are not pre-installed or distributed by TOSHIBA. SD Memory Card Format Utility and other SD functions are packaged into TOSHIBA SD Memory Utilities. When uninstalling the SD utilities, click Start Control Panel Uninstall a program, and select TOSHIBA SD Memory Utilities.
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Basic features are described in a separate pamphlet. Some of the features described in this manual may not function properly if you use an operating system that was not pre-installed by TOSHIBA. Features Please visit your region's web site for the configuration details of the model...
Satellite A200/Satellite Pro A200 Series Features Chipset ® Mobile Intel 945PM/GM/943GML Express Chipset Realtek High Definition Audio Codec ALC861D TI CardReader & 1394a Controller PCI8402 Realtek 10M/100M/1Gbps LAN Controller RTL8111B, 10M/100M LAN Controller RTL8101E Memory The graphics system in your computer may use part of the main system memory for graphics performance and therefore reduce the amount of system memory available for other computing activities.
Satellite A200/Satellite Pro A200 Series Features Power Battery Pack 3-cell Lithium Ion smart battery pack with 10.8V*2000mAh* 6-cell Lithium Ion smart battery pack with 10.8V*4000mAh 9-cell Lithium Ion smart battery pack with 10.8V*6000mAh Approximately 12 hours or longer charging time to 100% battery capacity with system switched Approximately 4 hours charge time to 100% battery capacity with system switched off.
Satellite A200/Satellite Pro A200 Series Features TouchPad/Dual Mode Pad A TouchPad/Dual Mode Pad and control buttons in the palm rest enable control of the on-screen pointer. The Dual Mode Pad is a TouchPad that provides normal touchpad features in its default mode and switches to a DualMode interface when the upper right corner of the TouchPad is tapped.
Satellite A200/Satellite Pro A200 Series Features Disclaimer (HDD Drive Capacity) For more information on the Disclaimer regarding HDD Drive Capacity, please refer to the Disclaimers section in Chapter 10. CD-RW/DVD-ROM Some models are equipped with a full-size CD- drive RW/DVD-ROM module that lets you record data to rewritable CD/CD-RWs as well as run either 12cm (4.72") or 8cm (3.15") CD/DVDs without using an adapter.
Satellite A200/Satellite Pro A200 Series Features DVD Super Multi Some models are equipped with a full-size DVD drive supporting ± R Super Multi drive supporting ±R Double Layer Double Layer module with dual layer support that lets you record data to rewritable CD/DVDs as well as run either 12cm (4.72") or 8cm (3.15") CD/DVDs without using an adapter.
Satellite A200/Satellite Pro A200 Series Features Ports (depending on configuration) External monitor 15-pin analog VGA port supports VESA DDC2B compatible functions. Universal Serial Bus The computer has four Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports that comply with the USB 2.0 standard, which enables data transfer speeds more than 40 times faster than USB 1.1 (which this computer also supports).
Special features The following features are either unique to TOSHIBA computers or are advanced features, which make the computer more convenient to use. TOSHIBA Value Key combinations that let you quickly modify the...
Satellite A200/Satellite Pro A200 Series Features System Automatic This feature automatically places the system into Sleep/Hibernation either Sleep Mode or Hibernation Mode when there is no input or hardware access for a specified time period. You can specify the time period and select either System Sleep or System Hibernate in the Power Options.
Do not remove the battery pack while the computer is in Sleep mode. Data in memory will be lost. TOSHIBA Value Added Package This section describes the TOSHIBA Component features pre-installed on the computer. TOSHIBA Power TOSHIBA Power Saver provides you with the...
The DVD player is used to play DVD Video media through an on-screen interface and functions. TOSHIBA ConfigFree ConfigFree is a suite of utilities to allow easy control of communication devices and network connections. ConfigFree also allows you to find...
■ TOSHIBA Assist: This can be used to open TOSHIBA Assist if it is already installed in your computer. Options You can add a number of options to make your computer even more powerful and convenient to use.
Satellite A200/Satellite Pro A200 Chapter 2 The Grand Tour This chapter identifies the various components of your computer. Become familiar with each component before you operate the computer. Certain types of notebook chassis are designed to accommodate all possible configurations for an entire product series. 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.
The Grand Tour Front Edge Logo* Front Edge Logo indicates the computer series you bought. (The availability of this function depends on the model you purchased.) DC IN LED The DC IN LED indicates the computer is connected to the AC adapter and it is plugged into an AC power source.
The Grand Tour Microphone Jack The standard 3.5 mm mini microphone jack enables connection of a three conductive type mini-jack for a monaural microphone. Headphone Jack The headphone jack lets you connect stereo headphones or other audio-output devices such as external speakers. Connecting headphones or other devices to this jack automatically disables the internal speakers.
The Grand Tour Optical Disc Drive The computer is configured with a full-size optical disc drive module that lets you run either 12 cm (4.72") or 8 cm (3.15") discs without using an adapter. See the Drives section in this chapter for technical specifications on each drive and Chapter 4, Operating Basics, for information on using the drive and caring for discs.
The Grand Tour To prevent possible over heating of the CPU, never block the fan vent. TV Out Port* Connect a 4-pin S- video cable into this connector in order to output either an NTSC or PAL television signal. (The availability of this function depends on the model you purchased.) LAN Jack This jack lets you connect to a LAN.
The Grand Tour Underside The following figure shows the underside of the computer. Make sure the display is closed before turning over your computer. XPANSION EMORY OCKET ATTERY ATCH HDD1 ATTERY HDD2* ATTERY * The availability of this feature is dependent on the model you purchased. The bottom of the computer Use this socket to install a memory module to Expansion Memory...
The Grand Tour Battery Pack Latch With the Battery Pack Lock in its unlocked position, you can slide this latch in order to remove the battery pack. Battery Pack The battery pack powers the computer when the AC adapter is not connected. For detailed information on the battery pack, refer to Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up Modes.
The Grand Tour Display Screen The LCD displays high-contrast text and graphics at a resolution up to 1280X800 pixels. Refer to Appendix B - Display Modes for further information. When the computer operates from the AC adapter, the display screen's image will be somewhat brighter than when it operates on battery power - this is normal and is designed to conserve battery power.
The Grand Tour Play/Pause Button* Press this button to begin playing an audio CD, a DVD movie or digital audio files. This button also acts as a Pause button. (The availability of this function depends on the model you purchased.) Stop* Stops playing the CD, DVD or digital audio.
Writable discs This section describes the types of writable discs. Check the specifications for your drive to for the type of discs it can write. Use TOSHIBA Disc Creator to write compact discs. Refer to Chapter 4, Operating Basics. 2-10...
The Grand Tour ■ CD-R discs can be written only once. The recorded data cannot be erased or changed. ■ CD-RW discs can be recorded more than once. Use either 1x, 2x, or 4x multi-speed CD-RW discs or high-speed 4x to 10x discs. The write speed of ultra-speed CD-RW discs is a maximum of 24x speed.
See Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up Modes, for details. The AC adapter Use of the wrong adapter could damage your computer. TOSHIBA assumes no liability for any damage in such case. The output rating for the computer is 19 volts DC.
Satellite A200/Satellite Pro A200 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. ■...
100 to 240 volts and 50 or 60 hertz. For details on using the AC adapter to charge the battery pack, refer to Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up Modes. Use of the wrong adapter could damage your computer. TOSHIBA assumes no liability for any damage in such case. The output rating for the computer is 19 volts DC.
Getting Started Opening the display The display panel can be rotated in a wide range of angles for optimal viewing. 1. Push the display latch on the front of the computer. Opening the display 2. Lift the panel up and adjust it to the best viewing angle for you. Use reasonable care when opening and closing the display panel.
Getting Started Starting up for the first time When you first turn on the power, the computer's initial screen is the Windows Vista™ Startup Screen Logo. Follow the on-screen directions for each screen. During setup, you can click the Back button to return to the previous screen.
Getting Started Sleep Mode If you do have to interrupt your work, you are able to turn off the power without exiting from your software by placing the computer into Sleep Mode. In this mode data is maintained in the computer’s main memory so that, when you turn on the power again, you can continue working right where you left off.
Getting Started Executing Sleep Mode You can enter also Sleep Mode by pressing Fn + F3 - please refer to Chapter 5, The Keyboard, for further details. Youu can enter Sleep Mode in one of three ways: 1. Click Start then click the sleep button ( ) located in the power management buttons ( ), or click the arrow button...
Getting Started Benefits of Hibernation Mode The Hibernation Mode feature provides the following benefits: ■ Saves Data to the hard disk drive when the computer automatically shutsdown because of a low battery condition. ■ You can return to your previous working environment immediately when you turn on the computer.
Getting Started Restarting the computer Certain conditions require that you reset the computer, for example if: ■ You change certain computer settings. ■ An errors and the computer does not respond you your keyboard commands. If you need to restart the computer, there are three ways this can be achieved: 1.
2. Switch on the computer and, when the In Touch with Tomorrow TOSHIBA prompt appears, press the F12 key to display the Boot Menu. 3. Use the up or down cursor key to select the CD-ROM/DVD drive in the display menu.
Getting Started Create an Optical Recovery Discs ■ Be sure to connect the AC adaptor when you create Recovery Discs. ■ Be sure to close all other software programs except the Recovery Disc Creator. ■ Do not run software such as screen savers which can put a heavy load on the CPU.
2. While holding down F12 key on the keyboard, turn on your computer - when the In Touch with Tomorrow TOSHIBA logo screen appears, release the F12 key. 3. Use the left and right cursors key to select the optical disc drive icon from the menu.
When removing pre-installed drivers / utilities or when installing, you can setup the respective drivers / utilities from the following folder. C: \TOSAPINS\*** When Installing TOSHIBA SD Memory Card Format or other SD utilities, select TOSHIBA SD Memory Utilities from C:\TOSAPINS\. 3-12...
Satellite A200/Satellite Pro A200 Chapter 4 Operating Basics This chapter gives information on basic operations including using the TouchPad/Dual Mode Pad, optical disc drives, the internal modem, LAN and wireless LAN. It also provides tips on caring for your computer and on heat dispersal.
Operating Basics Do not press on the TouchPad/Dual Mode Pad too hard or press a sharp object such as a ball point pen against it. The TouchPad/Dual Mode Pad could be damaged. The TouchPad/Dual Mode Pad has similar functions to a two-button mouse with a scroll wheel.
Operating Basics Mail button Starts your mail box for you to receive and send mails. ConfigFree ConfigFree is a suite of utilities to allow easy control of communication devices and network connections. It also allows you to find communication problems and create profiles for easy switching between locations and communication networks.
Operating Basics Using the Web Camera This section describes the bundled Web Camera utility, which can capture still and video images. The Web Camera will auto-run when Windows starts. CTIVE AMERA Satellite A200/Satellite Pro A200...
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. APTURE STILL IMAGES ISPLAY INDOW IDEO ECORDING AMERA...
Operating Basics Settings Choose from the: Options tab to change the tool position; the Picture tab to select picture output options such as size, export file and saving location; the Video tab to choose output settings such as Frame Rate, Size, Compression and the file save path;...
1. Open the Modem Region Select application. It is located on the Programs menu at TOSHIBA > Networking. Do not use the Country/Region Select function in the Modem setup utility in the Control Panel if the function is available. If you change the Country/ Region in the Control Panel, the change may not take effect.
Operating Basics Settings You can enable or disable the following settings: AutoRun Mode Region Select Utility starts automatically when you start up the operating system. Open the Dialing Properties dialog box after selecting region. The dialing properties dialog box will be displayed automatically after you select the region.
Operating Basics Connecting the internal modem Do not pull on the cable or move the computer while the cable is connected. If you find that the modem speed is low or communication is interrupted when you are using the modem, please set the CPU speed to Maximum within the Power Options.
Operating Basics To connect the LAN cable, follow the steps below. 1. Turn off the power to the computer and to all external devices connected to the computer. 2. Plug one end of the cable into the LAN jack. Press gently until you hear the latch click into place.
Internet is an open invitation for outsiders to abuse your ISP account and privileges. 2. TOSHIBA is not liable for the eavesdropping on your data due to the use of the wireless LAN connection and any damage that may occur thereof.
Please refer also to the electronic information which is included with each software. This Bluetooth™ Stack is based on Bluetooth™ Version 1.1/1.2/2.0+EDR specification. TOSHIBA cannot confirm compatibility between any PC products and/or other electronic devices that use Bluetooth™ other than TOSHIBA mobile PCs.
Operating Basics Wireless communication LED The LED indicates the status of the wireless communication functions. LED status Indication LED off Wireless communication switch is set to off. LED glows Wireless communication switch is on. Using optical disc drives The illustrations in this section might differ slightly from your drive, but operation is the same for all optical disc drives.
Operating Basics b. Pressing the eject button will not open the drawer when the computer's power is off. If the power is off, you can open the drawer by inserting a slender object (about 15 mm) such as a straightened paper clip into the eject hole just to the right of the eject button.
Operating Basics 4. Lay the disc, label side up, in the drawer. Inserting a disc Be careful not to touch the lens or the area around it. Doing so could cause the drive to malfunction. 5. Press gently at the center of the disc until you feel it click into place. The disc should lie below the top of the spindle, flush with its base.
Operating Basics Removing compact discs To remove the disc, follow the steps below. Do not press the eject button while the computer is accessing the disc drive. Wait for the optical disc indicator to go out before you open the drawer. Also, if the disc is spinning when you open it, wait for it to stop before you remove it.
DVD-ROM drive may not function properly, and you may fail to write or rewrite, lose data or incur other damage. Disclaimer TOSHIBA does not bear responsibility for the following: ■ Damage to any CD-R/-RW disc that may be caused by writing or rewriting with this product.
Hitachi Maxell Ltd. CD-RW: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION RICOH Co., Ltd. TOSHIBA has confirmed the operation of CD-R and CD-RW media of the manufacturers 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.
You can use the DVD Super Multi drive to write data to either CD-R/RW or DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW/-RAM discs. The following applications for writing are preinstalled: ® TOSHIBA Disc Creator/ Direct Disc Writer. Ulead DVD MovieFactory TOSHIBA, which is a product of Ulead Systems, Inc. Important message Before you write or rewrite to CD-R/RW or DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW/-RAM media, read and follow all set-up and operating instructions in this section.
Based on TOSHIBA's limited compatibility testing, we suggest the following manufacturers of CD-R/RW and DVD-R/+R/-RW/+RW/-RAM media. However, in no event does TOSHIBA guarantee the operation, quality or performance of any disc. Disc quality can affect write or rewrite success rates.
Operating Basics *DVD-RAM DVD Specifications for DVD-RAM Disc for Version 2.0, Version 2.1 or Version 2.2 Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. Hitachi Maxell Ltd. *DVD Multi drive and DVD Super Multi can use DVD- RAM. DVD+R (Double MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION Layer) DVD-R (Dual Layer) MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL COPRORATION...
Write from the computer's hard disk drive 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 or Ulead DVD ® MovieFactory for TOSHIBA has not been confirmed.
Set printable surface for underside. 2. Click Start All Programs DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA Ulead DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA Launcher to launch DVD MovieFactory. 3. Click Print Disc Label Label Printing. Ulead Label@Onece is started. 4. Click the General tab.
Simplified steps for making a DVD-Video from adding a video source: 1. Click Start All Programs DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA Ulead DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA Launcher to launch DVD MovieFactory. 2. Click Video Disc New Project to invoke 2nd Launcher, choose your project type, then invoke DVD MovieFactory.
DVD-Video cannot be created using TOSHIBA Disc Ceator ■ DVD-Audio cannot be created using TOSHIBA Disc Ceator ■ You cannot use the TOSHIBA Disc Ceator "Audio CD” function to record music to the DVD-R/-RW or DVD+R/+RW media. Satellite A200/Satellite Pro A200 4-25...
TOSHIBA Disc Ceator cannot record in packet format. ■ You might not be able to use the Disc Backup function of TOSHIBA Disc Ceator to backup a DVD-R/-RW or DVD+R/+RW disc that was made with other software on a different DVD-R/-RW or DVD+R/+RW recorder.
Operating Basics Media Care This section provides tips on protecting data stored on your discs and disks. Handle your media with care. The following simple precautions will increase the lifetime of your media and protect the data stored on it: 1.
Operating Basics TV-Out Use the TV-Out port to connect to a television. Be sure to use a 4 pin type S-video cable. For more details, see Appendix B. TV O Setting up more than one display You can set up your computer to utilize more than one display, effectively spreading a single desktop screen across two monitors.
Operating Basics If an external display will not be connected next time you use your computer, you should cancel any extended desktop or clone display settings before shutting down your computer. Clone display settings are those where more than one device has been selected and is simultaneously applicable.
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Satellite A200/Satellite Pro A200 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 keyboard layout your computer is configured with.
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.
The Keyboard Press Fn + Ctrl to simulate the enhanced keyboard's right Ctrl key. Hotkeys Fn + ESC Mute Turns the volume on and off. Fn + F1 Lock Enters "Lock computer" mode. To restore your desktop, you need to log on again. Fn + F2 Power Plan Mode Displays the power save modes and lets you change the power settings...
The Keyboard Fn + 1 Zoom Out To reduce the icon size on the desktop or the application window, press the 1 key while holding down the Fn key. Zoom In To enlarge the icon size on the desktop Fn + 2 or the application window, press the 2 key while holding down the Fn key.
The Keyboard The numeric keypad overlay (U.S.) Temporarily using normal keyboard (overlay on) While using the overlay, you can temporarily access the normal keyboard without turning off the overlay: 1. Hold down Fn and press any other key. All keys will operate as if the overlay were off.
The Keyboard Temporarily changing modes If the computer is in Numeric mode, you can switch temporarily to Arrow mode by pressing a shift key. If the computer is in Arrow mode, you can switch temporarily to Numeric mode by pressing a shift key. Generating ASCII characters Not all ASCII characters can be generated using normal keyboard operation.
Satellite A200/Satellite Pro A200 Chapter 6 Power and Power-Up Modes The computer's power resources include the AC adapter 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.
DC IN off Battery Computer goes into capacity Hibernation or shuts down exhausted (depending on the TOSHIBA Power Saver setting) No battery • No operation installed • LED: Battery off DC IN off * The LED is dependent on the model you purchased.
Power and Power-Up Modes Power indicators As shown in the above table, the Battery, DC IN and Power indicators 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.
Press <F1> to resume, <F2> to Setup. The computer's RTC battery is a lithium 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. Dispose of the battery as required by local ordinances or regulations.
3. Set correct time and date. If you still see the error message after performing the above actions, please contact your TOSHIBA service representative. Care and use of the battery pack The battery pack is a vital component of portable computing. Taking proper care of it will help ensure longer operating time on battery power as well as a longer life for your battery pack.
Never use the computer again until it has been checked by a TOSHIBA service provider. It might generate smoke or fire, or the battery pack might rupture.
Power and Power-Up Modes 5. Charge the battery pack only in an ambient temperature between 5 and 30 degrees Celsius. Otherwise, the electrolyte solution might leak, battery pack performance might deteriorate and the battery life might be shortened. 6. Be sure to monitor the remaining battery power. If the battery pack or real time clock battery discharge completely, Sleep Mode will not function, and data in memory will be lost, and the computer might register an incorrect time and date.
Power and Power-Up Modes Time The following table shows the time required to fully charge a discharged battery. Charging time (hours) Battery type Power on Power off Battery pack about 12 or longer about 4 or longer RTC battery about 24 about 24 with AC or Battery pack The charging time when the computer is on is affected by ambient...
Power and Power-Up Modes Leaving the AC adapter connected will shorten battery life. At least once a week, run the computer on battery power until the battery is fully discharged, then recharge the battery. Monitoring battery capacity Remaining battery power can be monitored using the following methods. ■...
Power and Power-Up Modes Retaining data with power off (Sleep mode) When you turn off your computer with fully charged batteries, the batteries retain data/charge for the following approximate time periods: Battery Approximately 1.5 days (Sleep mode, 9-cell) Approximately 1 day (Sleep mode, 6-cell) Approximately 0.5 day (Sleep mode, 3-cell)* Approximately 1 month (Shut down mode, all type of battery packs)
Power and Power-Up Modes 5. Unlock the Battery Pack Lock. Removing the battery pack-1 6. Slide the battery pack latch to the left, then pull the battery out of the battery bay. Removing the battery pack-2 Satellite A200/Satellite Pro A200 6-11...
The battery pack is a lithium ion battery, which can explode if not properly replaced, used, handled or disposed of. Dispose of the battery as required by local ordinances or regulations. Use only batteries recommended by TOSHIBA as replacements. 1. Turn the computer's power off. 2. Disconnect all cables connected to the computer.
Power and Power-Up Modes TOSHIBA Password Utility The TOSHIBA Supervisor Password Utility provides two levels of password security: User and Supervisor. Passwords set in TOSHIBA Supervisor Password Utility are different from ® the Windows login password. User Password To start the utility, point to or click the following items:...
Power and Power-Up Modes 2. Enter the Password. 3. Press Enter. If you enter the password incorrectly three consecutive times, the computer shuts down. You must turn on the computer again and re-enter the password. Power-up modes The computer has three power-up modes: ■...
Satellite A200/Satellite Pro A200 Chapter 7 HW Setup This chapter explains how to use the TOSHIBA HW Setup utility to configure your computer. TOSHIBA HW Setup lets you configure settings for various hardware devices through a number of tabs titled General, Password, Display, Boot Priority, Keyboard, CPU, LAN, and USB.
HW Setup General This window displays the BIOS version and contains two buttons: Default Return all HW Setup values to the factory settings. About Display the HW Setup version. Setup This field displays BIOS Version and date. When finish BIOS update , please restart your computer and press F2 into BIOS setup manual and load BIOS default one time Password This tab allows you to set or reset the user password for power on.
HW Setup Boot Priority Boot Priority Options This option sets the priority for booting the computer. Select the boot priority from the drop down list. 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 floppy disk drive.
HW Setup Wake-up on LAN This feature lets the computer's power be turned on when it receives a wake- up signal from the LAN. Enabled Enables Wake-up on LAN. Disabled Disables Wake-up on LAN (Default). The Wake-up LAN function support AC adapter mode only, before you plan to use this function please make sure your AC power source is connected to system properly.
Chapter 8 Optional Devices Optional devices can expand the computer's capabilities and its versatility. This chapter describes connection or installation of the following types of devices, which are available from your TOSHIBA dealer: Cards/Memory ■ Express Card Support 54/34 Express Card ■...
Optional Devices Express Card The computer (depending on the model) is equipped with an Express Card expansion slot that can accommodate two standard module formats; an Express Card/34 module and an Express Card/54 module. An Express Card module is a small, modular add-in card technology based on PCI Express and Universal Serial Bus (USB) interfaces.
Optional Devices Removing an Express Card 1. Click the Safety Remove Hardware icon on the Task Bar. 2. Click the Express Card you want to remove. 3. Press the Express Card once to extend it. 4. Grasp the extended Express Card, and remove it. Removing an Express Card Satellite A200/Satellite Pro A200...
Optional Devices SD/SDHC/MMC/MS/MS Pro/xD Memory cards The computer is equipped with a multiple digital media card slot that can accommodate SD/SDHC/MMC/MS/MS Pro/xD memory cards. These memory cards let you easily transfer data from devices, such as digital cameras and Personal Digital Assistants, which use flash-memory. Card Type Capacities up to 2GB...
Optional Devices Installing a memory card To install a memory card: 1. Insert the memory card. 2. Press gently to ensure a firm connection. Inserting a memory card Make sure the memory card is oriented properly before you insert it. ®...
Optional Devices ■ Make sure the memory card indicator is out before you remove the card or turn off the computer's power. If you remove the card or turn off the power while the computer is accessing the card you may lose data or damage the card.
CAUTION: If you want to upgrade system memory, you should only use certified modules. Ask your vendor or check the TOSHIBA web site for a list of approved memory products. Insert the two memory modules of the same specifications and capacity into Slot A and Slot B respectively.
Optional Devices 5. Slide your fingernail or a thin object under the cover and lift it off. Removing the memory module socket cover 6. Fit the module's connectors into the computer's connectors at about a 45 degree angle and press the module carefully to ensure a firm connection.
Optional Devices 8. Seat the cover and secure it with the screw. 9. Replace the battery pack as described in Chapter 6, Power and Power- Up Modes. 10. Turn the power on and make sure the added memory is recognized. Removing Memory on Bottom Side If you use the computer for a long time, the memory modules will become hot.
Optional Devices Additional battery pack You can increase the portability of the computer with additional battery packs. If you're away from an AC power source and your battery runs low, you can replace it with a freshly charged battery. See Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up Modes.
Optional Devices Television A television can be connected to the video out port on the computer. To connect a television, follow the steps below. 1. Turn the computer off. 2. Use a video cable (not supplied) to connect the television to the video out port.
Optional Devices 3. Click the Advanced Setting button. The Generic PnP Monitor and ® Intel 945GM Express Chipset Family dialogue box opens. 4. Click the Graphics Properties button. 8-12 Satellite A200/Satellite Pro A200...
Optional Devices 5. In the subsequent dialogue box, click Display Devices and then set up your television and notebook displays. For nVidia 1. Click Start > Control Panel > Personalization. 2. Choose Display Settings. Satellite A200/Satellite Pro A200 8-13...
Optional Devices 3. Click the Advanced Settings button. The Generic PnP Monitor and NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300 Properties dialogue box opens. 4. Click Start the NVIDIA Control Panel. 8-14 Satellite A200/Satellite Pro A200...
Optional Devices 5. Click Display item. 6. Click Change Display Configuration item. 7. Setup your television and notebook display. Satellite A200/Satellite Pro A200 8-15...
Optional Devices i.LINK (IEEE1394) i.LINK (IEEE1394) is used for high-speed data transfer for a range of compatible devices such as: ■ Digital video cameras ■ Hard disk drives ■ MO drives ■ Optical disc drives i.LINK uses a four-pin connector, which does not carry electric current. External devices will need their own power supply.
Optional Devices Security lock A security lock enables you to anchor your computer to a desk or other heavy object to help prevent unauthorized removal of the computer. Attach one end of a cable to the desk and the other end to the security lock slot on the right side of the computer.
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Satellite A200/Satellite Pro A200 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.
Troubleshooting Preliminary checklist Consider the simplest solution first. The items in this checklist are easy to fix and yet can cause what appears to be a serious problem. ■ Make sure you turn on all peripheral devices before you turn on the computer.
Troubleshooting Software The problems may be caused by your software. If you cannot load a software package, the media may be damaged or the program might be corrupted. Try loading another copy of the software. If an error message appears while you are using a software package, check the software documentation.
If any of the following conditions are present, the self test failed: ■ The computer stops and does not proceed to display information or messages except the TOSHIBA logo. ■ Random characters appear on the screen, and the system does not function normally.
Troubleshooting Power When the computer is not plugged into an AC outlet, the battery pack is the primary power source. However, your computer has a number of other power resources, including an intelligent power supply and Real Time Clock battery. These resources are interrelated and any one could affect apparent power problems.
Troubleshooting Battery If you suspect a problem with the battery, check the DC IN indicator as well as the indicators for the battery. For information on indicators and battery operation see Chapter 6, Power and Power-Up Modes. Problem Procedure Battery doesn't power The battery may be discharged.
Troubleshooting Keyboard Keyboard problems can be caused by your setup configuration. For more information refer to Chapter 5, The Keyboard. Problem Procedure Some letter keys Check that the numeric keypad overlay is not produce numbers. selected. Press Fn + F10 and try typing again. Output to screen is Make sure the software you are using is not garbled.
Troubleshooting Hard disk drive Problem Procedure Computer does not Insert a system disk and reboot. boot from hard drive. There may be a problem with your operating system files. Refer to your operating system documentation. Slow performance Your files may be fragmented. Run SCANDISK and defragmenter to check the condition of your files and disk.
Troubleshooting Wireless LAN If the following procedures do not restore LAN access, consult your LAN administrator. For more information on wireless communication, refer to Chapter 4, Operating Basics. Problem Procedure Cannot access Wireless Make sure the computer's wireless communication switch is set to on. Use the ConfigFree program that comes pre- installed in your computer to see LAN status.
Troubleshooting Sound system Problem Procedure No sound is heard Adjust the volume control dial. Check the software volume settings. If appropriate, make sure the headphone connection is secure. Check Windows Device Manager and ensure the sound function is enabled and that settings for I/O address, interrupt level and DMA are correct for your software and do not conflict with other hardware devices that you have connected to the...
Troubleshooting USB mouse Problem Procedure On-screen pointer does The system might be busy. If the pointer is shaped not respond to mouse as an hourglass, wait for it to resume its normal movement shape and try again to move it. Make sure the mouse is properly connected to the USB port.
Troubleshooting TV output signal Problem Procedure Display on TV is poor Make sure the TV type is correct for your area: NTSC (US) or PAL (Europe). No display Try adjusting the contrast and brightness controls on the external monitor. Press hotkeys Fn + F5 to change the display. Refer to Chapter 5, The Keyboard.
Troubleshooting Problem Procedure The computer hangs up Make sure the memory module installed in the and issues beep expansion slot is compatible with the computer. sounds. (A long beep, If an incompatible module has been installed, three short beeps, three follow the steps below.
Troubleshooting Problem Procedure Character display In data transmission, make sure the parity bit and becomes garbled stop bit settings correspond with those of the during a communication remote computer. Check the flow control and communication protocol. You cannot receive an Check the "rings before auto answer"...
Procedure 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 computer for recording.
DVD Super Multi 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. ■...
Troubleshooting Real Time Clock Problem Procedure The following message The RTC battery charge has become exhausted, is displayed on the you should set the date and time in within the LCD: BIOS setup screen through the following steps: ERROR 1. Press [F1] key. BIOS setup will boot up. 271: Check date and 2.
Troubleshooting TOSHIBA support If you require any additional help using your computer or if you are having problems 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 system, it is important to investigate other sources of assistance first.
Troubleshooting Where to write If you are still unable to solve the problem and suspect that it is hardware related, write to TOSHIBA at the nearest location listed below: Outside of Europe In Europe Australia Germany & Austria TOSHIBA (Australia) Pty, Ltd.
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For optimum performance, use your computer product only under recommended conditions. Read additional restrictions in your product documentation. Contact Toshiba technical service and support, refer to TOSHIBA support section in Chapter 9 Troubleshooting for more information. User’s Manual...
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.
Disclaimers HDD Drive Capacity 1 Gigabyte (GB) means 10 = 1,000,000,000 bytes using powers of 10. The computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1 GB = 2 = 1,073,741,824 bytes, and therefore shows less storage capacity.
Disclaimers Copy Protection Copy protection technology included in certain media may prevent or limit recording or viewing of the media. Images All images are simulated for purposes of illustration. LCD Brightness and Eye Strain Your LCD display has a brightness approaching that of a TV device. We recommend that you adjust the brightness of your LCD to a comfortable level to prevent possible strain on your eyes.
Satellite A200/Satellite Pro A200 Appendix A Specifications This appendix summarizes the computer's technical specifications. Dimensions 362mm (W) x 267.8mm (D) x 39.3mm (H. Max.) 267.8mm 39.3mm User’s Manual...
Specifications Weight Starting at 2.72kg / 5.99lbs* * Weight may vary depending on product configuration, vendor components, manufacturing variability and options selected. Environmental Requirements Conditions Ambient temperature Relative humidity 5°C to 35°C 20% to 80% Operating Non-operating -20°C to 65°C Conditions Altitude (from sea level) Operating...
Specifications Communication Data: Protocol ITU-T-Rec V.21/V.22/V.22bis/ (Former CCITT) V.32/ V.32bis/V.34/ V.90/ V.92(only for USA and Canada) Bell 103/212A Fax: ITU-T-Rec V.17/V.29/V.27ter /V.21 (Former CCITT) Communication Data transmission and reception Speed 300/1200/2400/4800/7200/9600/12000/14400/ 16800/19200/21600/24000/26400/28800/ 31200/ 33600 bps Data reception only with V.90/V.92 28000/29333/30666/32000/33333/34666/ 36000/37333/38666/40000/41333/42666/ 44000/45333/46666/48000/49333/50666/...
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Satellite A200/Satellite Pro A200 Appendix B Display Modes This appendix contains a table listing all the display modes when the display is set to an external monitor. If you are running some applications (for example a 3D application or video playback and so on), you may see some disturbance, flickering or frame dropping on your screen.
Display Modes Some of display mode might not be supported depending on the external monitor which you use. Displaying movies on a TV or CRT This section describes how to set up your system to display movies simultaneously on your computer's LCD and on an external TV or CRT monitor.
Display Modes 3. Click the Advanced Setting button. The Generic PnP Monitor and ® Mobile Intel 945GM Express Chipset Family dialogue box opens. 4. Click the Graphics Properties button. Satellite A200/Satellite Pro A200...
Display Modes 5. In the subsequent dialogue box, click Display Devices and then set up your television and notebook displays. For nVidia 1. Click Start > Control Panel > Personalization. 2. Choose Display Settings. Satellite A200/Satellite Pro A200...
Display Modes 3. Click the Advanced Settings button. The Generic PnP Monitor and NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300 Properties dialogue box opens. 4. Click Start the NVIDIA Control Panel. Satellite A200/Satellite Pro A200...
Display Modes 5. Click Display item. 6. Click Change Display Configuration item. 7. Setup your television and notebook display. Satellite A200/Satellite Pro A200...
Satellite A200/Satellite Pro A200 Appendix C AC Power Cord and Connectors The power cord's AC input plug must be compatible with the various international 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: Minimum 1.7 meters Length:...
AC Power Cord and Connectors For the United States and Canada, two pin plug configuration must be a 2- 15P (250V) or 1-15P (125V) and three pin plug coniguration must be 6-15P (250V) or 5-15P (125V) as designated in the U. S. National Electrical code handbook and the Canadian Electrical Code Part II.
Satellite A200/Satellite Pro A200 Glossary The terms in this glossary cover topics related to this manual. Alternate naming is included for reference. Abbreviations AC: alternating current AGP: accelerated graphics port BIOS: basic input output system CD-ROM: Compact Disc-Read Only Memory CD-RW: Compact Disc-Read/Write CMOS: complementary metal-oxide semiconductor CPU: central processing unit...
Glossary SCSI: small computer system interface TFT: thin-film transistor USB: Universal Serial Bus VESA: Video Electronic Standards Association VGA: video graphics array WXGA: wide extended graphics array adaptor: A device that provides an interface between two dissimilar electronic devices. For example, the AC adaptor modifies the power from a wall outlet for use by the computer.
Glossary capacity: The amount of data that can be stored on a magnetic storage device such as a floppy disk or hard disk. It is usually described in terms of kilobytes (KB), where one KB = 1024 bytes and megabytes (MB), where one MB = 1024 KB.
Glossary DC: Direct Current. Electric current that flows in one direction. This type of power is usually supplied by batteries. default: The parameter value automatically selected by the system when you or the program do not provide instructions. Also called a preset value.
Glossary gigabyte (GB): A unit of data storage equal to 1024 megabytes. See also megabyte. graphics: Drawings, pictures, or other images, such as charts or graphs, to present information. hard disk: A non-removable disk usually referred to as drive C. The factory installs this disk and only a trained engineer can remove it for servicing.
Glossary Light Emitting Diode (LED): A semiconductor device that emits light when a current is applied. Liquid Crystal Display (LCD): Liquid crystal sealed between two sheets of glass coated with transparent conducting material. The viewing- side coating is etched into character forming segments with leads that extend to the edge of the glass.
Glossary parity: 1) The symmetrical relationship between two parameter values (integers) both of which are either on or off; odd or even; 0 or 1. 2) In serial communications, an error detection bit that is added to a group of data bits making the sum of the bits even or odd. Parity can be set to none, odd, or even.
TFT display: A liquid crystal display (LCD) made from an array of liquid crystal cells using active-matrix technology with thin film transistor (TFT) to drive each cell. TouchPad/Dual Mode Pad: A pointing device integrated into the TOSHIBA computer palm rest. Universal Serial Bus: This serial interface lets you communicate with several devices connected in a chain to a single port on the computer.