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After completing the steps in the Quick Start Guide that comes with your computer, your notebook
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Read
"Setting Up a Healthy Work Environment"
productively and safely. Information includes how to set up and use your computer to reduce your risk
of developing nerve, muscle, or tendon disorders.
Read through this on-line documentation to familiarise yourself with the notebook computer.
Register the service with NEC Computers S.A.S.:
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or by filling out the UltraCare Registration Card and returning it by mail or fax (contact details on
the UltraCare Registration Card).
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  • Page 1

    UltraCare Registration Card and returning it by mail or fax (contact details on the UltraCare Registration Card). • Create your recovery media. See ® "Master DVD Creator for Windows Vista ". Generation N3000 M760s Rev 0.1 © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 2

    The information disclosed in this document, including all designs and related materials, is the valuable property of NEC Computers S.A.S. and/or its licensors. NEC Computers S.A.S. and/or its licensors, as appropriate, reserve all patent, copyright and other proprietary rights to this document, including all design, manufacturing, reproduction, use, and sales rights thereto, except to the extent said rights are expressly granted to others.

  • Page 3

    Buttons, check box names, tabs, icons, menus, menu choices, key names... are printed in bold type. For example, click Start, and select Programs. • Click on the hyperlinked text for more information on the subject. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 4: European Notice

    Modifications to the product CE marking Preface NEC Computers S.A.S. cannot be held responsible for unauthorized modifications made by the user and the consequences thereof, which may alter the conformity of the product with the CE Marking. Radio Frequency Interference Statement...

  • Page 5: Laser Compliance Statement

    ® "Bluetooth Regulations" Note: Hereby, NEC Computers S.A.S., declares that this computer is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. Connections and Remote Earths PELV (Protected Extra Low Voltage) To ensure the extra-low voltage integrity of the equipment, only connect equipment with mains-protected electrically-compatible circuits to the external ports.

  • Page 6

    You must unplug the AC adapter cord to disconnect the equipment from the power supply. In that aim, the socket-outlet should be installed near to the equipment and should be easily accessible. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

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    Hold the connector of the power cord and pull it straight. Pulling the cord harness or applying excess force to the connector may cause a damage to the cable, resulting in a fire or an electric shock. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 8: Using The Battery Pack

    Never attempt to disassemble, repair, or alter the equipment on any occasion other than described in this manual. Failure to follow this instruction may cause an electric shock or fire as well as malfunctions of the equipment. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 9

    This product should not be placed in a built-in installation unless proper ventilation is provided. Caution: Storing your notebook computer in a low-airflow environment (e.g. a closed briefcase) while it is running may damage it or cause fire. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 10: Environmental Information

    ® By choosing an ENERGY STAR -compliant computer, you help fight global warming and promote cleaner air without sacrificing the product quality and performance you expect from an NEC computer. More information at http://www.energystar.gov. Product Disposal The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive requires that used...

  • Page 11

    Preface Lead-free Product NEC Computers S.A.S. eliminated toxic substances like lead from its products. A lead-free product helps protect your health and promotes environmentally sound recovery and disposal of waste from electrical and electronic equipment. NEC Computers S.A.S. complies with the European Community stringent RoHS Directive mandating restrictions on hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.

  • Page 12: European Declaration Of Conformity

    The wireless network device must be used in strict accordance with the manufacturer's instructions as described in the user documentation that comes with the product. NEC Computers S.A.S. is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by unauthorized modification of the devices included with the network connection kit, or the substitution or attachment of connecting cables and equipment other than that specified by NEC Computers S.A.S.

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    The bluetooth device must be used in strict accordance with the manufacturer's instructions as described in the user documentation that comes with the product. NEC Computers S.A.S. is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by unauthorized modification of the devices included with the network connection kit, or the substitution or attachment of connecting cables and equipment other than that specified by NEC Computers S.A.S.

  • Page 14: Hazardous Voltage

    • Handling of components Keep any component in an anti-static bag until you actually install it to the computer. Hold a component by its edge to avoid touching any terminals or parts. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 15

    Chassis Cover Removal and Replacement When working inside your computer, you must replace the chassis cover and secure it with the screws before plugging in the power cable and turning it on. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 16: Setting Up A Healthy Work Environment

    In later centuries similar symptoms like knitting-, telegrapher-, hairdresser- and violin arms occurred more often. The latest versions of RSI are caused by minor movements of the thumb when operating the joystick of a game console. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 17: Vary Your Workday

    Practice Some Stretching Exercises The daily exercises described below can be very effective in stopping Repetitive Strain Injury development or minimising its effects. They can easily be carried out behind your PC. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 18: Arrange Your Equipment

    • Your seat depth should allow your lower back to comfortably contact the backrest. Make sure that the backs of your lower legs do not press against the front of the chair. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 19

    Type with your wrists straight. Instead of twisting your wrists sideways to press hard-to-reach keys, move your whole arm. Keep from bending your wrists, hands, or fingers sideways. • Press the keys gently; do not bang them. Keep your shoulders, arms, hands and fingers relaxed. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 20

    • Get regular eye check-ups. Your Sound Devices Excessive sound pressure from earphones and headphones can cause hearing loss. • Keep your computer’s sound level low. • Get regular hearing check-ups. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 21: Around The Front Of The System

    "Touchpad" below for details. Status LEDs - refer to "Status LEDs" below for details. Buttons - refer to "Buttons" below for details. Wireless Antennae - refer to "Wireless Antennae" below for details. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 22: Status Leds

    Quick Launch Silent Mode Button Press to launch the silent mode for power saving. Note: When enabled, Silent Mode reduces fan noise and saves power consumption. This may reduce computer performance. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 23: Power Button

    Turns screen backlight off. Fn-F3 Sets the internal speakers to mute. Fn-F4 Puts the computer in a sleep mode. Fn-F5 Decreases the speaker volume. Fn-F6 Increases the speaker volume. Table 1: Key combinations © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 24

    When you press Fn-F10, the webcam is disabled and is not visible anymore in the Device Manager menu. Press Fn-F10 again to turn on the camera. Refer also to "Using the Keyboard". © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 25: Wireless Antennae

    (antennae) and the body. The wireless devices meet international guidelines for exposure to radio frequency radiation only if the distance between your body and the antennae is at least a few centimetres. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 26

    Discovering Your Computer Caution: Specific wireless regulatory notices apply to each country or region. Refer to "802.11x Wireless LAN Regulations". © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 27: Around The Back Of The System

    Around the Back of the System The back panel of the notebook computer offers the following feature. Battery Bay - equipped with a rechargeable battery. Refer to "Replacing the Primary Battery". Figure 3: Back panel feature © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 28: Around The Left Side Of The System

    Express Card Slot - you can add hardware capabilities such as memory, wired and wireless communications cards and security devices by simply inserting these modules into this slot. Refer to "Express Card". Figure 4: Left side features © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 29: Around The Right Side Of The System

    Modem Cable" section for more information. Security Cable Slot - allows you to attach an antitheft device to your notebook computer. Refer to "Security Features and Passwords". Figure 5: Right side features © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 30: Around The Bottom Of The System

    Modules". Hard Disk Drive Bay - refer to "Hard Disk Drive". Caution: Be aware that your system may radiate heat when used for an extended period of time. Figure 6: Bottom features © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 31: Using The Keyboard

    To use control keys, press and hold the control key while pressing another key. For example, "Press Ctrl c" means to hold down the Ctrl key and press the c key. Key combinations are specific to the application you are running. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 32

    Windows keys - Use the following two keys to facilitate your work. Shortcut/Application key - provides quick access to shortcut menus. (This key acts like a right mouse button.) Floating Window key - displays the Start menu. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 33: Using The Touchpad

    "Setting Up a Healthy Work Environment" for more information. 1.The left / right scroll feature may not be present on some models. Refer to "Touchpad" for more information. Refer to "Touchpad" for more information. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 34

    The Programmable Button Assignment feature allows you to configure the action performed when a button is pressed. For example, you could define the right button to “go to a web page in the default © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 35

    Animated Tray Icon The animated tray icon provides instant visual feedback about taps and finger motion © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 36

    Dangerous voltage in the AC adapter can cause serious personal injury or death. The AC adapter is intended for use with a computer and must meet EN609050 standards. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 37: Connecting The Ac Adapter

    Do not cover or place objects on the AC adapter. Keeping the adapter clear of objects lets the adapter cool properly during use. • Only use the AC adapter that comes with your notebook. Although other adapters look similar, using them can damage your system. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 38: Battery Pack

    Discovering Your Computer Battery Pack Discovering Your Computer The NEC notebook computer comes with a rechargeable battery. Refer to the "NEC Generation N3000 Specifications" chapter for more information. Note: although the battery is fully charged at the factory, transit and shelf time may reduce the initial battery charge.

  • Page 39: Using The Battery

    "Removing an Express Card". • Avoid using an external mouse, use the integrated touchpad. • Avoid animated screen savers, use the standard Windows screen saver. • Close the programs you are not using. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 40

    Note: Short battery life being mainly caused by heat rather than charge/discharge patterns, cool storage (between 0 °C -20 °C) is more important than state of charge. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

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    In that case, remove the battery from the computer and store it according to the precautions in "Storing Lithium-ion Batteries". © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 42: Replacing The Primary Battery

    Close the LCD panel and turn the system over. Remove the battery as follows: • Slide the battery security lock (B) towards the unlock position. • Slide the battery release latch (A) towards the unlock position and hold it. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 43: Disposing Of The Battery

    Before disposing of the battery, put adhesive tape on the connectors. Contact your local waste management officials for information regarding environmentally sound collection, recycling and disposal of batteries. Refer to "Environmental Information". © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 44: Usb Devices

    If you see the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the notification area at the far right of the task bar, you can use this to ensure that devices have finished all operations in progress and are ready to remove. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 45

    In the Safely Remove Hardware window, select the device you wish to remove, and click the Stop button. When prompted, click OK to confirm. Unplug the connector from the USB port. Pull the connector, not the cable. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 46: Connecting A Network Cable

    Once the cable connector clicks into place, gently pull on the cable to ensure that it is securely attached. Connect the other end of the network cable to a network connection device or a network wall connector. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 47: Connecting A Modem Cable

    In some instances, your modem may not detect the correct country as your default country settings. In this case, you will need to change the country settings manually. • , select Start, Control Panel, click on Phone and Modem Options. ® In Windows Vista © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 48: Connecting To A Wireless Lan

    Select the available network of your choice on the Connect a network window, and click on Connect. Wireless LAN Regulations Specific regulations apply when using wireless LAN products. Refer to "802.11x Wireless LAN Regulations". © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 49: Setting Up A Bluetooth Connection

    Join a PAN. Select in the list the bluetooth device you want to connect to, and click Connect. Bluetooth Regulations ® Specific regulations apply when using Bluetooth products. See "Bluetooth Regulations". © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 50

    To modify the quality of the image, in the Options menu, click Video Capture Filter. In the Options menu, click Take Picture. Your image is saved on the desktop in a Snapshot file. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 51

    Press the relevant function key to toggle through the video modes. Refer to "Keyboard" for more information on the function keys. More information in "Configuring the Display Settings with SiS VGA Control Center". © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 52: Optical Disc Drive

    Optical Discs → Optical Drives ↓ CD-ROM drive CD-R drive R/W R/W CD-RW drive R/W R/W Table 3: Which optical discs to use with the optical disc drive installed in your computer © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 53

    NEC Computers S.A.S. cannot guarantee that all recordable media available on the market provides error-free data storage. There is always a certain risk of failure during the write process.

  • Page 54

    This equipment should not be used for such purposes. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 55: Playing Dvds

    DVD case. It is represented by a small map of the world, with a number super-imposed over the top; this number is the region code. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 56

    Wipe the tray with a dry soft cloth. Caution: Do not wipe the lens of the optical drive. Doing so may damage the lens and may cause a malfunction of the drive. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 57

    Use only optical disk cleaner if necessary. Cleaning an optical disk with record spray/ cleaner, benzene, or thinner causes damage to the disk contents. At worst, inserting the disk into the computer may cause malfunction or failure. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 58: Inserting And Removing A Memory Card

    Removable Disk located in the My Computer window in Windows XP, and in the Computer window in Windows Vista. When you have finished with the card, you can remove it by carefully pulling it out of the port. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 59

    Make sure that no programs are using the contents of the card before you remove it. A program attempting to use a card that is no longer present can cause errors on your computer. Caution: Always remove any memory cards before moving your computer. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 60: Express Card

    Press on the card to eject it. Note: ExpressCard technology is designed to allow users to install and remove modules at any time, without having to switch off their systems (hot plug functionality). © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 61: Adjusting The Volume

    Use any of the following means to adjust the playback volume: • volume control feature that can be found in the Accessories menu or on the Taskbar, • volume control located on the external speakers (if applicable). © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 62

    General Public License. The GNU license, created by the Free Software Foundation, means you have access to the source code for all FreeDOS programs. For more information about FreeDOS, please refer to the http://www.freedos.org internet site. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 63

    , a number of icons appears on the task bar. Use the cursor to hover over the icon and display its function. Right-click the icon to display its menu options, or double-click the icon to launch it. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 64: Start Menu

    To know more about power management, check "Managing System ® Power (Windows Vista)". © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 65

    (for instance several documents opened in the same word processor) in one single entry in the task bar. Note that all sessions are immediately accessible by clicking the arrow on the right of the task bar entry. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 66: Customizing The Desktop

    To be prompted for this password when you resume from Standby, follow the steps below: Click the Start button , Control Panel, and System and Maintenance. In Power Options, click Require a password on wakeup. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 67: Turning Your Computer Off

    When you are not using your computer, you have the choice among several actions. To choose one, click the Start button , then click the arrow on the right of the lock button The choices are: • Sleep, see "Sleep" • Hibernate, see "Hibernate" • Shut Down © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 68

    Mobility Center, click the Start button , Control Panel, Mobile PC and ® To access Windows Vista Mobility Center. ® Figure 24: Windows Vista Mobility Center Note: Click the icon of each feature to make additional adjustments. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 69

    It conserves the most battery power. Use the Hibernate mode, when you know that you will not use your computer for a while. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 70

    Sleep. Note: In case of power failure, your work is restored from the hard drive with the Hybrid Sleep and Hibernate options, whereas with the Sleep option your work is lost. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 71

    The availability of the above mentioned feature(s) on your computer may vary according to the model, the configuration and the country where it has been purchased; it is subject to modification without any notice. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 72: Using Microsoft Internet Explorer

    Page Button - allows you to handle web pages, such as save them on your computer or send them by e-mail, or to adjust the size view of the page or of the text. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 73: Internet Explorer

    Figure 26: Getting help in Microsoft Internet Explorer Note: The availability of the above-mentioned features may vary according to the model, the configuration and the country. It is subject to modification without any notice. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 74: Phishing Filter

    Windows Mail has a phishing filter that analyzes e-mail to help detect these fraudulent links and help protect you from these online scams. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 75

    The availability of the above mentioned feature(s) on your computer may vary according to the model, the configuration and the country where it has been purchased; it is subject to modification without any notice. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 76

    The availability of the above mentioned feature(s) on your computer may vary according to the model, the configuration and the country where it has been purchased; it is subject to modification without any notice. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 77

    The availability of the above mentioned feature(s) on your computer may vary according to the model, the configuration and the country where it has been purchased; it is subject to modification without any notice. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 78

    Microsoft Office Ready 2007 Professional ® Software and Utilities At NEC Computers S.A.S., it is our greatest ambition to bring you the latest and proven features and technologies. This is why your computer is provided with Office Ready 2007 Professional Office Ready 2007 Professional is a trial version of Office 2007 Professional.

  • Page 79

    Software and Utilities Plug-Ins Software and Utilities NEC Computers S.A.S. has installed on your machine a number of plug-ins you can use to enhance your browser when you're on the Internet. What is a Plug-in ? A plug-in is a component that allows you for example to read specific file formats, listen to sounds or watch movies over the internet by extending your browser capabilities.

  • Page 80: Adobe Acrobat Reader

    The availability of the above mentioned feature(s) on your computer may vary according to the model, the configuration and the country where it has been purchased; it is subject to modification without any notice. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 81: Control Center

    Control Center. Open the utility by right-clicking the icon Select Desktop Gamma Correction. The following menu displays. Figure 22: SiS VGA Control Center - Desktop Gamma Correction © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 82

    This menu allows you to adjust colour intensity for videos. in the task bar, and click Control Center. Open the utility by right-clicking the icon Select Video Setting. The following menu displays. Figure 23: SiS VGA Control Center - Video Setting © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 83

    Control Center. Open the utility by right-clicking the icon Select Display Setting. The following window displays. Figure 24: SiS VGA Control Center - Display Setting Select your display scheme. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 84: Realtek Hd Audio Manager

    When connecting a device to an audio connector, a window may pop up to let you know the type of audio device supported by the connector. Confirm the selection by clicking OK or select the correct audio © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 85

    Click the Sound Effect tab to define the Environment, Equalizer and Karaoke settings. Environment Click the arrow of the drop-down box next to Environment to display the sound effects available such as Stone Corridor or Bathroom. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 86

    Click these tabs to define settings for a better recording quality. Two additional options are available for the microphone: • Noise suppression, • Acoustic echo cancellation. Figure 33: Realtek HD Audio Manager microphone © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 87: Setup Utility

    (taking notes if you want), and press BIOS Setup Menus Detailed and up-to-date information about the BIOS menus are available on www.nec-computers.com the Support section. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 88

    IRQs. BIOS Upgrades BIOS upgrades, including certain language options, are available through your authorised service representative. Please contact them for further details or check at www.nec-computers.com in the Support section. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 89: Hard Disk Drive

    Close the LCD panel and turn the system over. Remove the two screws (A) securing the bay cover. Figure 29: Removing the screws of the hard disk drive bay cover Lift the bay cover and set it aside. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 90

    Lift the hard disk drive up (2) and remove it from the bay. Slide the new hard disk drive into the bay and push firmly to connect it to the system board. Replace the bay cover and secure it with two screws. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 91: Memory Modules

    Close the LCD panel and turn the system over. Remove the battery. See "Replacing the Primary Battery". Remove the three screws (A) securing the bay cover. Figure 31: Removing the screws securing the memory bay cover © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 92

    Lift the bay cover and set it aside. Locate the free memory slot (B). Figure 33: Replacing a memory module Align the notch with the notch in the bay connector and install the module as follows: © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 93

    The additional memory is automatically detected and system configuration information are updated. You can check the amount of memory installed as follows: • ® : Start, Control Panel, System and Maintenance, then System. Windows Vista © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 94: Bios Security Features

    The TPM is specifically designed to shield unencrypted keys as well as platform and user authentication information from software-based attacks. For more information refer to "Installing Infineon TPM Professional Package". Password Procedures A good password should consist of: © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 95

    At least one numerical character (0 to 9) • At least one symbol character (!, @, &, etc.) Note: Avoid using names or dates that can be easily guessed: birthdays, anniversaries, family member names, pet names, etc. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 96: System Care

    For better security, update the virus definition files as often as possible. An automatic update at each Internet connection is the best solution. • Before installing a new program of your computer, check the source in order to make sure the program is authentic and virus-free. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 97

    Periodically clean the keyboard with a vacuum cleaner brush attachment. Do not use any liquid cleaners on the keyboard as they can damage it. • Clean the monitor screen with a monitor glass cleaner and wipe it with a clean, lint-free cloth. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 98

    Unplug any external options from the wall outlets or Back-UPS unit, then disconnect them from the computer. Pack the system components in the original shipping materials and cartons. If these are not available, be sure to use adequate packing materials to protect the components. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 99: Preventive Maintenance

    Every Week • Clean up your hard disk. • Backup your data. Every Month • Clean up your computer and the peripherals. • Clean up the programs and files in your system. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 100: Power Savings

    As some LEDs stay on even when the system is shut down, it might be a good idea to power it down completely when you don’t use it for a long period, for nights or week-ends for example. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 101: Optical Media

    Sharing resources is a step toward ecology. Disposal When your computer reaches the end of its life, do not dispose of it anywhere: respect the instructions given in the "Product Disposal""Product Disposal" section. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 102: Preparing For Travel

    Copy of proof of purchase for your computer and other equipment or customs registration form for customs check. • The UltraCare warranty sheet, detailing the international technical support phone numbers. • Customer support phone numbers for your software. • Your notebook's Quick Start Guide. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 103: Power Connections

    Always check the phone line to determine whether or not it is digital or analogue. The internal modem in your notebook has built-in protection that detects the presence of a digital phone line and displays a warning message to alert you.. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 104: Basic Troubleshooting

    Problems that occur at initial system start-up are often caused by incorrect installation of components or incorrect configuration. The power button has been pressed, the power status LED is lit, but the screen is blank or the computer turns off immediately. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 105

    Message «non system disk» or «invalid system disk» Appears • If a floppy disk is present in the floppy disk drive, remove it and press Enter. • If a USB removable drive is plugged in, remove it and press Enter. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 106

    Use SmartRestore to re-install the driver. Please refer to: ® "SmartRestore for Windows Vista ". • Visit the NEC Computers S.A.S. web site at www.nec-computers.com. The Support section may contain updated drivers or programs that may solve your problem. New Hardware Device Has Been Installed •...

  • Page 107: Keyboard And Pointing Devices

    XP: click Start, Control Panel, Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices, then Sounds and Audio Devices. Select Place volume icon in the taskbar. ® Windows Vista : right-click on the Taskbar, select Properties, then Notification Area. In System icons, check Volume. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 108

    ® Windows Help and Support Center. • Visit the NEC Computers S.A.S. web site at www.nec-computers.com. The Support section may contain updated programs that may solve your problem. New Software Has Been Installed • Does the system meet the minimum hardware requirements for the software? Refer to the software documentation.

  • Page 109: Other Documentation

    Support link available on the page. Email to Technical Support Services While connected to the Internet, go to www.nec-computers.com, select your country, and click on Contact © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 110

    ® Overview SmartRestore is a NEC utility that allows you to safely remove or reinstall the software shipped with your computer, and restore your original hardware configuration, should you have problems with drivers. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 111

    Master CD/DVD 1 into your optical disk drive. ® To start SmartRestore from Windows Vista Click Start, All programs, NEC Computers Utilities, SmartRestore. Click the Add or Remove a NEC Compu- From the Smart- Uninstall or Reinstall ters Application link (default).

  • Page 112

    Reset your hardware configuration from the SmartRestore main screen as follows. Click the Add or Remove a NEC Computers driver link in the left pane of SmartRestore window to activate the hardware menu. To select the component for which you want to restore the drivers, click its name.

  • Page 113

    DVD writer and you add one later, you can choose to install Master DVD Creator. To do so, use SmartRestore to install both Master DVD Creator and the DVD writing software provided by NEC. Before You Use This Program...

  • Page 114

    After you have created Master DVDs, the Master DVD Creator software application is not available any more. Note: Any third party software added since you bought your computer and that you wish to use again, will need to be reinstalled. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 115

    ALL DATA ON YOUR HARD DRIVE WILL BE ERASED Click OK. In the following window, select NEC Computers Recovery and click Next. In the following window, you have only one choice: Complete Recovery (Partial Recovery is greyed out). Click Next.

  • Page 116

    Connect the AC adapter to your notebook computer (if applicable). Do not shut down the computer nor run any other programs during the whole process. Make sure that your screen saver and energy saving mode are deactivated. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 117

    Save your current work and close all running applications. Click Start, All Programs, NEC Computers Utilities and SmartRestore. Click the NEC Computers Recovery link in the left pane of the SmartRestore windows to start the Recovery Program. Click the NEC Computers Recovery button.

  • Page 118: Creating A Restore Point

    Creating a Restore Point Your computer automatically creates restore points at scheduled times or before some programs are changed. However, you can create your own restore points other than those scheduled by the computer. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 119

    Select Undo my last restoration on the System Restore Welcome screen and click Next. The screen "Confirm Restoration Undo" is displayed. Read carefully the information displayed in red on the screen and click Next. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 120

    You can access System Restore Settings by clicking System Restore Settings on the System Restore welcome screen. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 121

    : click Start, Control Panel, System and Maintenance, then ® In Windows Vista System. Note: Detailed information about your NEC Generation N3000 is also provided on labels on the packaging, the AC adapter or the battery. Processor • Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor •...

  • Page 122: Lcd Panel

    ExpressCard Slot • ExpressCard controller • ExpressCard connector: one ExpressCard slot (54 mm) • Cards supported: ExpressCard/34 (34 mm) ExpressCard/54 (54 mm) 1.5 V and 3.3 V • ExpressCard connector size: 26 pins © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 123

    France: frequencies 2.4465-3.4835 GHz. Outdoor use is limited to 10mW E.I.R.P. within the band 2454-2483.5 MHz. Refer to www.art-telecom.fr for more information. • Italy: if used outside of premises, general authorization is required • Luxembourg: general authorization is required for public service. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 124: Bluetooth Card

    Capacity: 160 to 250 GB • Rotational speed (rpm): 5400 • Interface: SATA Optical Disc Drive Refer to "Optical Disc Drive" for information on how to identify the optical disc drive installed in your computer. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 125

    Battery life: 3 hours (depending on the model). Note: Autonomy measured with third party benchmark may vary depending on configuration and usage. Refer to the device label for more information on the output voltage and capacity. © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

  • Page 126

    2.5 kg (including one battery pack) Recommended Environment Operation • Temperature: 5°C to 35°C • Relative Humidity: 20% to 80% (Non-condensing) Storage • Temperature: -20°C to 60°C • Relative Humidity: 20% to 80% (Non-condensing). © 2007-2009, NEC Computers S.A.S. All rights reserved.

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