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February 2011
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  • Page 1: Notebook Pc User Manual

    E6459 Notebook PC User Manual February 2011 Downloaded from Manuals...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Chapter 1: Introducing the Notebook PC About This User’s Manual ................6 Notes for This Manual ..................6 Safety Precautions ..................... 7 Preparing your Notebook PC ...............11 Chapter 2: Knowing the parts Top Side .......................14 Bottom Side ......................18 Right Side ......................22 Left Side .......................24 Rear Side ......................28...

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    Status Indicators .....................50 Chapter 4: Using the Notebook PC Pointing Device ....................54 Using the Touchpad ..................55 Touchpad Usage Illustrations ..............56 Caring for the Touchpad ................59 Automatic Touchpad Disabling ..............59 Storage Devices ....................61 Flash Memory Card Reader .................61 Hard Disk Drive ....................62 Memory (RAM) ....................64 Connections .......................65 Network Connection ..................65...

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    IC Radiation Exposure Statement for Canada ......... A-25 Wireless Operation Channel for Different Domains ...... A-26 France Restricted Wireless Frequency Bands ........A-26 UL Safety Notices ..................A-28 Power Safety Requirement ..............A-29 TV Tuner Notices ..................A-29 REACH A-29 Nordic Lithium Cautions (for lithium-ion batteries) ......

  • Page 5: Chapter 1: Introducing The Notebook Pc

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  • Page 6: About This User's Manual

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

  • Page 7: Safety Precautions

    Safety Precautions The following safety precautions will increase the life of the Notebook PC. Follow all precautions and instructions. Except as described in this manual, refer all servicing to qualified personnel. Disconnect the AC power and remove the battery pack(s) before cleaning.

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    SAFE TEMP: This INPUT RATING: Refer to Notebook PC should the rating label on the only be used in bottom of the Notebook environments with PC and be sure that your ambient temperatures power adapter complies between 10°C (50°F) and with the rating.

  • Page 9: Transportation Precautions

    Adapter (1) adapter information: Input voltage: 100-240Vac Input frequency: 50-60Hz Rating output current: 3.42A (65W) Rating output voltage: 19Vdc (2) The socket outlet must be near to the unit and easily accessible. 3. Bottom Temperature Please do not allow your portable computer or adapter to operate with the base resting directly on exposed skin for extended periods of time.

  • Page 10: Airplane Precautions

    Cover Your Notebook PC Purchase a carrying bag to protect the Notebook PC from dirt, water, shock, and scratches. Charge Your Batteries If you intend to use battery power, be sure to fully charge your battery pack and any optional battery packs before going on long trips.

  • Page 11: Preparing Your Notebook Pc

    Preparing your Notebook PC These are quick instructions for using your Notebook PC. Installing the Battery Pack Connecting the Power Adapter 1 1 0 V - 2 2 0 V Notebook PC User Manual Downloaded from Manuals...

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    Opening the LCD display panel Carefully lift up the display panel with your thumb. Slowly tilt the display panel forward or backward to a comfortable viewing angle. Turning on the Power Push and release the power button located beneath the LCD display panel.

  • Page 13: Chapter 2: Knowing The Parts

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  • Page 14: Top Side

    Top Side The keyboard differs for each territory. 14” model pause prt sc insert delete break sysrq num lk scr lk backspace home pgup enter caps lock pgdn shift shift ctrl ctrl Notebook PC User Manual Downloaded from Manuals...

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    15.6” model pause prt sc delete home pgup pgdn break sysrq insert backspace num lk scr lk home pgup enter caps lock shift shift pgdn enter ctrl ctrl insert delete Notebook PC User Manual Downloaded from Manuals...

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    Microphone (Built-in) The built-in mono microphone can be used for video conferencing, voice narrations, or simple audio recordings. Camera The built-in camera allows picture taking or video recording. Can be used with video conferencing and other interactive applications. Camera Indicator The camera indicator shows when the built-in camera is in use.

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    Audio Speaker System The built-in stereo speaker system allows you to hear audio without additional attachments. The multimedia sound system features an integrated digital audio controller that produces rich, vibrant sound (results improved with external stereo headphones or speakers). Audio features are software controlled.

  • Page 18: Bottom Side

    Bottom Side The bottom side may vary in appearance depending on model. The battery pack size varies depending on model. Notebook PC User Manual Downloaded from Manuals...

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    15.6” model WARNING! The bottom of the Notebook PC can get very hot. Be careful when handling the Notebook PC while it is in operation or recently been in operation. High temperatures are normal during charging or operation. DO NOT USE ON SOFT SURFACES SUCH AS SOFAS OR BEDS, WHICH MAY BLOCK THE VENTS.

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    Battery Lock - Manual The manual battery lock is used to keep the battery pack secured. Move the manual lock to the unlocked position to insert or remove the battery pack. Move the manual lock to the locked position after inserting the battery pack. Battery Lock - Spring The spring battery lock is used to keep the battery pack secured.

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    Memory (RAM) Compartment The memory compartment provides expansion capabilities for additional memory. Additional memory will increase application performance by decreasing hard disk access. The BIOS automatically detects the amount of memory in the system and configures CMOS accordingly during the POST (Power-On-Self-Test) process.

  • Page 22: Right Side

    Right Side 14” model 15.6” model Headphone Output Jack The stereo headphone jack (1/8 inch) is used to connect the Notebook PC’s audio out signal to amplified speakers or headphones. Using this jack automatically disables the built-in speakers. Microphone Input Jack The mono microphone jack (1/8 inch) can be used to connect an external microphone or output signals from audio devices.

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    Optical Drive Electronic Eject The optical drive eject has an electronic eject button for opening the tray. You can also eject the optical drive tray through any software player or by right clicking the optical drive in Windows “Computer” and selecting Eject. Optical Drive Emergency Eject (location varies by model) The emergency eject is used to eject the optical drive tray...

  • Page 24: Left Side

    Left Side 14” model Kensington® Lock Port The Kensington® lock port allows the Notebook PC to be secured using Kensington® compatible Notebook PC security products. These security products usually include a metal cable and lock that prevent the Notebook PC to be removed from a fixed object.

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    Air Vents The air vents allow cool air to enter and warm air to exit the Notebook PC. Ensure that paper, books, clothing, cables, or other objects do not block any of the air vents or else overheating may occur. HDMI Port HDMI HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is an...

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    Left Side 15.6” model Power (DC) Input The supplied power adapter converts AC power to DC power for use with this jack. Power supplied through this jack supplies power to the Notebook PC and charges the internal battery pack. To prevent damage to the Notebook PC and battery pack, always use the supplied power adapter.

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    HDMI Port HDMI HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is an uncompressed all-digital audio/video interface between any audio/video source, such as a set-top box, DVD player, and A/V receiver and an audio and/or video monitor, such as a digital television (DTV). Supports standard, enhanced, or high-definition video, plus multi-channel digital audio on a single cable.

  • Page 28: Rear Side

    Rear Side 14” model 15.6” model Battery Pack The battery pack is automatically charged when the Notebook PC is connected to an AC power source and maintains power to the Notebook PC when AC power is not connected. This allows use when moving temporarily between locations.

  • Page 29: Front Side

    Front Side 14” model 15.6” model Flash Memory Slot Normally an external memory card reader must be purchased separately in order to use memory cards from devices such as digital cameras, MP3 players, mobile phones, and PDAs. This Notebook PC has a built-in high-speed memory card reader that can conveniently read from and write to many flash memory cards.

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  • Page 31: Chapter 3: Getting Started

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  • Page 32: Power System

    Power System Using AC Power The Notebook PC power is comprised of two parts, the power adapter and the battery power system. The power adapter converts AC power from a wall outlet to the DC power required by the Notebook PC. Your Notebook PC comes with a universal AC-DC adapter.

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    IMPORTANT! Damage may occur if you use a different adapter to power the Notebook PC or use the Notebook PC’s adapter to power other electrical devices. If there is smoke, burning scent, or extreme heat coming from the AC-DC adapter, seek servicing. Seek servicing if you suspect a faulty AC-DC adapter.

  • Page 34: Using Battery Power

    Using Battery Power The Notebook PC is designed to work with a removable battery pack. The battery pack consists of a set of battery cells housed together. A fully charged pack will provide several hours of battery life, which can be further extended by using power management features through the BIOS setup.

  • Page 35: Battery Care

    To remove the battery pack: IMPORTANT! Only use battery packs and power adapters supplied with this Notebook PC or specifically approved by the manufacturer or retailer for use with this model or else damage may occur to the Notebook PC. Battery Care The Notebook PC’s battery pack, like all rechargeable batteries, has a limit on the number times it can be recharged.

  • Page 36: Powering On The Notebook Pc

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

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    Self Monitoring and Reporting Technology The S.M.A.R.T. (Self Monitoring and Reporting Technology) checks the hard disk drive during POST and gives a warning message if the hard disk drive requires servicing. If any critical hard disk drive warning is given during bootup, backup your data immediately and run Windows disk checking program.

  • Page 38: Checking Battery Power

    Checking Battery Power The battery system implements the Smart Battery standard under the Windows environment, which allows the battery to accurately report the amount of charge left in the battery. A fully-charged battery pack provides the Notebook PC a few hours of working power.

  • Page 39: Charging The Battery Pack

    Charging the Battery Pack Before you use your Notebook PC on the road, you will have to charge the battery pack. The battery pack begins to charge as soon as the Notebook PC is connected to external power using the power adapter.

  • Page 40: Power Options

    Power Options The power switch turns ON and OFF the Notebook PC or putting the Notebook PC into sleep or hibernation modes. Actual behavior of the power switch can be customized in Windows Control Panel “Power Options.” For other options, such as “Switch User, Restart, Sleep, or Shut Down,”...

  • Page 41: Emergency Shutdown

    Emergency Shutdown In case your operating system cannot properly turn OFF or restart, there is an additional way to shutdown your Notebook PC: • Hold the power button over 4 seconds. IMPORTANT! DO NOT use emergency shutdown while data is being written; doing so can result in loss or destruction of your data.

  • Page 42: Power Management Modes

    Power Management Modes The Notebook PC has a number of automatic or adjustable power saving features that you can use to maximize battery life and lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). You can control some of these features through the Power menu in the BIOS Setup. ACPI power management settings are made through the operating system.

  • Page 43: Thermal Power Control

    Hibernate is the same as Suspend-to-Disk (STD) and stores your current data and status on the hard disk drive. By doing this, RAM does not have to be periodically refreshed and power consumption is greatly reduced but not completely eliminated because certain wake-up components like LAN needs to remain powered.

  • Page 44: Special Keyboard Functions

    Special Keyboard Functions Colored Hot Keys The following defines the colored hot keys on the Notebook PC’s keyboard. The colored commands can only be accessed by first pressing and holding the function key while pressing a key with a colored command. The Hot Key locations on the function keys may vary depending on model but the functions should remain the same.

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    Crossed-out Touchpad (F9): Toggles the built-in touchpad LOCKED (disabled) and UNLOCKED (enabled). Locking the touchpad will prevent you from accidentally moving the pointer while typing and is best used with an external pointing device such as a mouse. NOTE: Selected models have an indicator between the touchpad buttons will light when the touchpad is UNLOCKED (enabled) and not light when the touchpad is LOCKED (disabled).

  • Page 46: Microsoft Windows Keys

    Fn+Enter (extended keyboard): Toggles Windows “Calculator” application. Microsoft Windows Keys There are two special Windows keys on the keyboard as described below. The key with the Windows Logo activates the Start menu located at the bottom left of the Windows desktop. The other key, that looks like a Windows menu with a small pointer, activates the properties menu and is equivalent to pressing the right mouse button on a...

  • Page 47: Keyboard As A Numeric Keypad

    Keyboard as a Numeric Keypad The numeric keypad is embedded in the keyboard and consists of 15 keys that make number intensive input more convenient. These dual-purpose keys are labeled in orange on the key caps. Numeric assignments are located at the upper right hand corner of each key as shown in the figure.

  • Page 48: Multimedia Control Keys (on Selected Models)

    Multimedia Control Keys (on selected models) The multimedia control keys allows for convenient controlling of the multimedia application. The following defines the meaning of each multimedia control key on the Notebook PC. Some control key functions may defer depending on Notebook PC model.

  • Page 49: Switches And Status Indicators

    Switches and Status Indicators Switches Power Switch The power switch turns ON and OFF the Notebook PC or putting the Notebook PC into sleep or hibernation modes. Actual behavior of the power switch can be customized in Windows Control Panel “Power Options.” The power switch may differ in appearance by models.

  • Page 50: Status Indicators

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    Number Lock Indicator Indicates that number lock [Num Lk] is activated when lighted. Number lock allows some of the keyboard letters to act as numbers for easier numeric data input. Capital Lock Indicator Indicates that capital lock [Caps Lock] is activated when lighted. Capital lock allows some of the keyboard letters to type using capitalized letters (e.g.

  • Page 52

    Drive Activity Indicator Indicates that the Notebook PC is accessing one or more storage device(s) such as the hard disk. The light flashes proportional to the access time. Bluetooth / Wireless Indicator This is only applicable on models with internal Bluetooth (BT) and built-in wireless LAN.

  • Page 53: Chapter 4: Using The Notebook Pc

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  • Page 54: Pointing Device

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

  • Page 55: Using The Touchpad

    Using the Touchpad The touchpad allows you to use your fingers to move the pointer around or select onscreen items instead of using a standard mouse. To use the touchpad, lightly press or tap your finger on the touchpad. Moving The Pointer Place your finger in the center of the touchpad and slide in...

  • Page 56: Touchpad Usage Illustrations

    Touchpad Usage Illustrations Clicking/Tapping - With the pointer over an item, press the left button or use your fingertip to touch the touchpad lightly, keeping your finger on the touchpad until the item is selected. The selected item will change color.

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    Dragging - Dragging refers to moving an item to another location. Move your finger over an item, while simultaneously pressing the left button, move the item to your desired location, then release the left button. You can also double-tap and hold the item while dragging it with your finger.

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    Two-finger tapping - Use two fingers to tap the touchpad. This action simulates the click on the scroll wheel of a mouse. Three-finger tapping - Use three fingers to tap the touchpad. This action mimics the right-click function of a mouse. Two-finger rotating- Fix one fingertip on the touchpad and make an arc with the other...

  • Page 59: Caring For The Touchpad

    Caring for the Touchpad The touchpad is pressure sensitive. If not properly cared for, it can be easily damaged. Take note of the following precautions. • Ensure the touchpad does not come into contact with dirt, liquids or grease. • Do not touch the touchpad if your fingers are dirty or wet. • Do not rest heavy objects on the touchpad or the touchpad buttons. • Do not scratch the touchpad with your finger nails or any hard objects. The touchpad responds to movement not to force. There is no need to tap the surface too hard.

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    Click ELAN on the top and click Disable when external USB mouse plug in check box. Click OK to finish the configuration. Notebook PC User Manual Downloaded from Manuals...

  • Page 61: Storage Devices

    Storage Devices Storage devices allow the Notebook PC to read or write documents, pictures, and other files to various data storage devices. Flash Memory Card Reader Normally a memory card reader must be purchased separately in order to use memory cards from devices such as digital cameras, MP3 players, mobile phones, and PDAs.

  • Page 62: Hard Disk Drive

    Hard Disk Drive Hard disk drives have higher capacities and operate at much faster speeds than floppy disk drives and optical drives. The Notebook PC comes with a replaceable hard disk drive. Current hard drives support S.M.A.R.T. (Self Monitoring and Reporting Technology) to detect hard disk errors or failures before they happen.

  • Page 63: Removing The Hard Disk Drive

    Removing the hard disk drive: Installing the hard disk drive: The actual location of the hard disk drive differs by models. Refer to the previous chapter to locate the hard disk drive. Notebook PC User Manual Downloaded from Manuals...

  • Page 64: Memory (ram)

    Memory (RAM) Additional memory will increase application performance by decreasing hard disk access. Visit an authorized service center or retailer for information on memory upgrades for your Notebook PC. Only purchase expansion modules from authorized retailers of this Notebook PC to ensure maximum compatibility and reliability. The BIOS automatically detects the amount of memory in the system and configures CMOS accordingly during the POST (Power- On-Self-Test) process.

  • Page 65: Connections

    Connections The built-in network cannot be installed later as an upgrade. After purchase, network can be installed as an expansion card. Network Connection Connect a network cable, with RJ-45 connectors on each end, to the modem/network port on the Notebook PC and the other end to a hub or switch.

  • Page 66

    Twisted-Pair Cable The cable used to connect the Ethernet card to a host (generally a Hub or Switch) is called a straight-through Twisted Pair Ethernet (TPE). The end connectors are called RJ-45 connectors, which are not compatible with RJ-11 telephone connectors. If connecting two computers together without a hub in between, a crossover LAN cable is required (Fast-Ethernet model).

  • Page 67: Wireless Lan Connection (on Selected Models)

    Wireless LAN Connection (on selected models) The optional built-in wireless LAN is a compact easy-to-use wireless Ethernet adapter. Implementing the IEEE 802.11 standard for wireless LAN (WLAN), the optional built-in wireless LAN is capable of fast data transmission rates using Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) and Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) technologies on 2.4GHz/5GHz frequencies.

  • Page 68: Infrastructure Mode

    Ad-hoc mode The Ad-hoc mode allows the Notebook PC to connect to another wireless device. No access point (AP) is required in this wireless environment. (All devices must install Notebook PC Desktop PC optional 802.11 wireless LAN adapters.) Infrastructure mode The Infrastructure mode allows the Notebook PC and other wireless devices to join a wireless network created by an Access Point (AP) (sold separately) that provides a central link for wireless clients to...

  • Page 69: Windows Wireless Network Connection

    Windows Wireless Network Connection Connecting to a network Switch ON the Wireless function if necessary for your model (see switches in Chapter 3). Press [FN+F2] repeatedly until wireless LAN icon and Bluetooth icon are shown. Or double click the Wireless Console icon in Windows notification area and select the wireless LAN icon.

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    When connecting, you may have to enter a password. After a connection has been established, the connection is shown on the list. You can see the wireless network icon in the Notification area. The crossed wireless network icon appears when you press <Fn>...

  • Page 71: Bluetooth Wireless Connection(on Selected Models)

    Bluetooth Wireless Connection (on selected models) Notebook PCs with Bluetooth technology eliminates the need for cables for connecting Bluetooth-enabled devices. Examples of Bluetooth-enabled devices may be Notebook PCs, Desktop PCs, mobile phones, and PDAs. If your Notebook PC did not come with built-in Bluetooth, you need to connect a USB or ExpressCard Bluetooth module in order to use Bluetooth.

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    Or double click the Wireless Console icon in the Windows notification area and select the Bluetooth icon. From Control Panel, go to Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center and then click Change adapter settings in the left blue pane. Right-click Bluetooth Network Connection and select View Bluetooth...

  • Page 73

    Select a Bluetooth-enabled device from the list and click Next. Enter the Bluetooth security code into your device and start pairing. The paired relationship is successfully built. Click Close to finish the setting. Notebook PC User Manual Downloaded from Manuals...

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  • Page 75: Appendix

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  • Page 76: Optional Accessories

    Optional Accessories These items, if desired, come as optional items to complement your Notebook PC. USB Hub (Optional) Attaching an optional USB hub will increase your USB ports and allow you to quickly connect or disconnect many USB peripherals through a single cable. USB Flash Memory Disk A USB flash memory disk is an optional item that can provide storage up to several hundred megabytes, higher transfer speeds,...

  • Page 77: Operating System And Software

    Operating System and Software This Notebook PC may offer (depending on territory) its customers the choice of a pre-installed Microsoft Windows operating system. The choices and languages will depend on the territory. The levels of hardware and software support may vary depending on the installed operating system.

  • Page 78: System Bios Settings

    System BIOS Settings The BIOS screens in this section are for reference only. The actual screens may differ by models and territories. Boot Device On the Boot screen, select Boot Option #1. Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc. Main Advanced Boot...

  • Page 79: Security Setting

    Security Setting Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc. Main Advanced Boot Security Save & Exit Password Description Set the system boot order. If ONLY the Administrator’s password is set, then this only limits access to Setup and is only asked for when entering Setup.

  • Page 80: Save Changes

    Save Changes If you want to keep your configuration settings, you must save changes before exiting the BIOS setup utility. If you want to restore default settings, choose Restore Defaults. You must then save changes to keep the manufacture default settings. Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc.

  • Page 81: Common Problems And Solutions

    Hardware Problem - Keyboard / Hotkey The Hotkey (FN) is disabled. A. Reinstall the “ATK0100” driver from the driver CD or download it from the ASUS website. Notebook PC User Manual Downloaded from Manuals...

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    Diagnostics: Power On by Battery only? (Y = 2, N = 4) Able to see BIOS (ASUS Logo)? (Y = 3, N = A) Able to load the OS? (Y = B, N = A) Adapter power LED ON? (Y = 5, N = C)

  • Page 83

    Symptom & Solutions: A. Problem might be in the MB, HDD, or NB; visit a local service center for assistance. B. Problem caused by the operating system, try restoring your system us- ing the recovery partition or disc. IMPORTANT! You must backup all your data to another location before recovering. C. Adapter problem; check the power cord connections, otherwise visit a local service center for replacement. D. Battery problem; please check the battery contacts, otherwise visit a local service center for repair. Hardware Problem - Wireless Card How to check whether a Notebook PC is equipped with a wireless card? A.

  • Page 84

    When I power ON the Notebook PC, there will be an “Open policy file error” message. A. Reinstall the latest version “Power4 Gear” utility to solve your problem. It is available on the ASUS website. Unknown Reason - Blue screen with white text A blue screen with white text appears after system bootup.

  • Page 85

    If problem still cannot be solved, use the recovery process to reinstall your entire system. IMPORTANT! You must backup all your data to another location before recovering. CAUTION! DO NOT connect to the Internet before you have installed an anti-virus software and Internet firewall to protect yourself from viruses.

  • Page 86: Updating The Bios

    Updating the BIOS. Please verify the Notebook PC’s exact model and download the latest BIOS file for your model from the ASUS website and save it in your flash disk drive. Connect your flash disk drive to the Notebook PC and power on the Notebook PC.

  • Page 87: Recovering Your Notebook Pc

    Press [Enter] to select Windows Setup [EMS Enabled]. Select the language you want to recover and click Next. Read the ASUS Preload Wizard messages and click Next. Select a partition option and click Next. Partition options: Recover Windows to first partition only.

  • Page 88: Using Recovery Dvd (on Selected Models

    This option deletes all partitions from your hard drive and creates two new partitions “C” (25%) and “D” (75%). Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the recovery process. Visit the ASUS website at for updated drivers and utilities. Using Recovery DVD (on selected models) Creating the Recovery DVD: Double-click the AI Recovery Burner icon on the Window desktop.

  • Page 89: Using The Recovery Dvd

    Ensure to connect the power adapter to your Notebook PC when performing system recovery. Unstable power supply may cause recovery failure. Visit the ASUS website at for updated drivers and utilities. Notebook PC User Manual A-15 Downloaded from Manuals...

  • Page 90: Dvd-rom Drive Information

    DVD-ROM Drive Information The Notebook PC comes with an optional DVD-ROM drive or a CD-ROM drive. In order to view DVD titles, you must install your own DVD viewer software. Optional DVD viewer software may be purchased with this Notebook PC. The DVD-ROM drive allows the use of both CD and DVD discs.

  • Page 91: Region Definitions

    Region Definitions Region 1 Canada, US, US Territories Region 2 Czech, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Gulf States, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, UK, Greece, Former Yugoslav Republics, Slovakia Region 3 Burma, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam...

  • Page 92: Blu-ray Rom Drive Information (on Selected Models

    Blu-ray ROM Drive Information (on selected models) Region Definitions Region A North, Central and South American countries, and their territories; Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, Japan, Korea (South and North), South East Asian countries and their territories. Region B European, African, and South West Asian countries and their territories;...

  • Page 93: Internal Modem Compliancy

    Internal Modem Compliancy The Notebook PC with internal modem model complies with JATE (Japan), FCC (US, Canada, Korea, Taiwan), and CTR21. The internal modem has been approved in accordance with Council Decision 98/482/EC for pan-European single terminal connection to the public switched telephone network (PSTN). However due to differences between the individual PSTNs provided in different countries, the approval does not, of itself, give an unconditional assurance of successful operation on every PSTN network...

  • Page 94: Network Compatibility Declaration

    Network Compatibility Declaration Statement to be made by the manufacturer to the user: “This declaration will indicate the networks with which the equipment is designed to work and any notified networks with which the equipment may have inter-working difficulties. The manufacturer shall also associate a statement to make it clear where network compatibility is dependent on physical and software switch settings.

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

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    This information was copied from CETECOM and is supplied without liability. For updates to this table, you may visit http://www.cetecom. de/technologies/ctr_21.html 1 National requirements will apply only if the equipment may use pulse dialling (manufacturers may state in the user guide that the equipment is only intended to support DTMF signalling, which would make any additional testing superfluous).

  • Page 97: Declarations And Safety Statements

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

  • Page 98: Fcc Radio Frequency (rf) Exposure Caution Statement

    (Reprinted from the Code of Federal Regulations #47, part 15.193, 1993. Washington DC: Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration, U.S. Government Printing Office.) FCC Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure Caution Statement Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.

  • Page 99: Ce Mark Warning

    CE Mark Warning CE marking for devices without wireless LAN/Bluetooth The shipped version of this device complies with the requirements of the EEC directives 2004/108/EC “Electromagnetic compatibility” and 2006/95/EC “Low voltage directive” . CE marking for devices with wireless LAN/ Bluetooth This equipment complies with the requirements of Directive 1999/5/ EC of the European Parliament and Commission from 9 March, 1999 governing Radio and Telecommunications Equipment and mutual...

  • Page 100: Wireless Operation Channel For Different Domains

    Wireless Operation Channel for Different Domains N. America 2.412-2.462 GHz Ch01 through CH11 Japan 2.412-2.484 GHz Ch01 through Ch14 Europe ETSI 2.412-2.472 GHz Ch01 through Ch13 France Restricted Wireless Frequency Bands Some areas of France have a restricted frequency band. The worst case maximum authorized power indoors are: •...

  • Page 101

    60 Oise 61 Orne 63 Puy du Dôme 64 Pyrénées Atlantique 66 Pyrénées Orientales 67 Bas Rhin 68 Haut Rhin 70 Haute Saône 71 Saône et Loire 75 Paris 82 Tarn et Garonne 84 Vaucluse 88 Vosges 89 Yonne 90 Territoire de Belfort 94 Val de Marne This requirement is likely to change over time, allowing you to use your wireless LAN card in more areas within France.

  • Page 102: Ul Safety Notices

    UL Safety Notices Required for UL 1459 covering telecommunications (telephone) equipment intended to be electrically connected to a telecommunication network that has an operating voltage to ground that does not exceed 200V peak, 300V peak-to-peak, and 105V rms, and installed or used in accordance with the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70).

  • Page 103: Power Safety Requirement

    REACH Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals) regulatory framework, we publish the chemical substances in our products at ASUS REACH website at Notebook PC User Manual A-29 Downloaded from Manuals...

  • Page 104: Nordic Lithium Cautions (for Lithium-ion Batteries

    Nordic Lithium Cautions (for lithium-ion batteries) CAUTION! Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions. (English) ATTENZIONE! Rischio di esplosione della batteria se sostituita in modo errato.

  • Page 105: Optical Drive Safety Information

    Optical Drive Safety Information Laser Safety Information Internal or external optical drives sold with this Notebook PC contains a CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT. Laser classifications can be found in the glossary at the end of this user’s manual. WARNING! Making adjustments or performing procedures other than those specified in the user’s manual may result in hazardous laser exposure.

  • Page 106: Macrovision Corporation Product Notice

    Macrovision Corporation Product Notice This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method claims of certain U.S.A. patents and other intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and other rights owners. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision Corporation .

  • Page 107: Ctr 21 Approval(for Notebook Pc With Built-in Modem

    CTR 21 Approval (for Notebook PC with built-in Modem) Danish Dutch English Finnish French German Greek Italian Portuguese Notebook PC User Manual A-33 Downloaded from Manuals...

  • Page 108

    Spanish Swedish A-34 Notebook PC User Manual Downloaded from Manuals...

  • Page 109: European Union Eco-label

    Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. All ASUS products with the ENERGY STAR logo comply with the ENERGY STAR standard, and the power management feature is enabled by default. Please visit powermanagement for detail information on power management and its benefits to the environment.

  • Page 110: Global Environmental Regulation Compliance And Declaration

    ASUS follows the green design concept to design and manufacture our products, and makes sure that each stage of the product life cycle of ASUS product is in line with global environmental regulations. In addition, ASUS disclose the relevant information based on regulation requirements.

  • Page 111: Copyright Information


  • Page 112: Limitation Of Liability

    ASUS will only be responsible for or indemnify you for loss, damages or claims based in contract, tort or infringement under this Warranty Statement. This limit also applies to ASUS’ suppliers and its reseller. It is the maximum for which ASUS, its suppliers, and your reseller are collectively responsible.

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