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Toshiba Tecra A8 Maintenance Manual

Toshiba Tecra A8 Maintenance Manual (428 pages)

Maintenance Manual  
Brand: Toshiba | Category: Laptop | Size: 11.05 MB
Table of contents
Hardware Overview4................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting Procedures4................................................................................................................................................................
Handling The Lcd Module4................................................................................................................................................................
Board Layout4................................................................................................................................................................
Pin Assignments4................................................................................................................................................................
Table Of Contents7................................................................................................................................................................
Inch Hard Disk Drive28................................................................................................................................................................
Optical Drive31................................................................................................................................................................
Tft Color Display35................................................................................................................................................................
Power Supply38................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting49................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting Flowchart51................................................................................................................................................................
Power Supply Troubleshooting55................................................................................................................................................................
System Board Troubleshooting69................................................................................................................................................................
Usb Fdd Troubleshooting93................................................................................................................................................................
Hdd Troubleshooting96................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard And Touch Pad Troubleshooting101................................................................................................................................................................
Display Troubleshooting104................................................................................................................................................................
Optical Drive Troubleshooting106................................................................................................................................................................
Modem Troubleshooting108................................................................................................................................................................
Lan Troubleshooting110................................................................................................................................................................
Bluetooth Troubleshooting111................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless Lan Troubleshooting113................................................................................................................................................................
Sound Troubleshooting115................................................................................................................................................................
Sd Card Slot Troubleshooting118................................................................................................................................................................
Fingerprint Sensor Troubleshooting119................................................................................................................................................................
Tests And Diagnostics129................................................................................................................................................................
The Diagnostic Test135................................................................................................................................................................
Executing The Diagnostic Test138................................................................................................................................................................
Diagnostics Menu (t&d)139................................................................................................................................................................
H/w Initial Information Setting Tool142................................................................................................................................................................
Heatrun Test Program142................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Of The Hardware Configuration143................................................................................................................................................................
Heatrun Test145................................................................................................................................................................
Subtest Names146................................................................................................................................................................
System Test148................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Test150................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard Test151................................................................................................................................................................
Display Test152................................................................................................................................................................
Floppy Disk Test155................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Test157................................................................................................................................................................
Async Test159................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Disk Test160................................................................................................................................................................
Real Timer Test163................................................................................................................................................................
Ndp Test165................................................................................................................................................................
Expansion Test166................................................................................................................................................................
Cd-rom/dvd-rom Test168................................................................................................................................................................
Error Code And Error Status Names169................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Disk Test Detail Status172................................................................................................................................................................
Only One Test174................................................................................................................................................................
Program Description174................................................................................................................................................................
Head Cleaning181................................................................................................................................................................
Log Utilities182................................................................................................................................................................
Running Test184................................................................................................................................................................
Floppy Disk Drive Utilities185................................................................................................................................................................
System Configuration190................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless Lan Test Program (atheros)192................................................................................................................................................................
Setting The Responder Machine193................................................................................................................................................................
Test Procedure194................................................................................................................................................................
Contents Of The Test And Errors195................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless Lan Test Program (intel-made B/g, A/b/g)199................................................................................................................................................................
Lan/modem/bluetooth/ieee1394 Test Program203................................................................................................................................................................
Lan Test203................................................................................................................................................................
Modem Test206................................................................................................................................................................
Bluetooth Test207................................................................................................................................................................
Will Appear208................................................................................................................................................................
Ieee1394 Test217................................................................................................................................................................
Sound Test Program218................................................................................................................................................................
Sound (standard) Test218................................................................................................................................................................
Sound (legacy) Test220................................................................................................................................................................
Cd Sound (standard) Test221................................................................................................................................................................
Cd Sound (legacy) Test223................................................................................................................................................................
Setup224................................................................................................................................................................
Replacement Procedures241................................................................................................................................................................
General247................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Pack254................................................................................................................................................................
Pc Card256................................................................................................................................................................
Mdc/memory Module262................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard265................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless Lan Card271................................................................................................................................................................
Cover Assembly273................................................................................................................................................................
Sw Membrane277................................................................................................................................................................
Fingerprint Sensor Board279................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad281................................................................................................................................................................
Sd Card Slot284................................................................................................................................................................
Bluetooth Module285................................................................................................................................................................
Serial/s-video Board287................................................................................................................................................................
Rtc Battery288................................................................................................................................................................
Modem Jack290................................................................................................................................................................
System Board293................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Lock295................................................................................................................................................................
Hdd Cable297................................................................................................................................................................
Heat Sink/cpu298................................................................................................................................................................
Pc Card Slot302................................................................................................................................................................
Lcd Unit/fl Inverter303................................................................................................................................................................
Cover Latch308................................................................................................................................................................
Display Rear Cover309................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless Lan Antenna/bluetooth Antenna311................................................................................................................................................................
Hinge317................................................................................................................................................................
Speaker319................................................................................................................................................................
Fluorescent Lamp323................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix A Handling The Lcd Module347................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix B Board Layout353................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix C Pin Assignments361................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix E Key Layout417................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix F Wiring Diagrams419................................................................................................................................................................

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Toshiba Tecra A8 User Manual

Toshiba Tecra A8 User Manual (306 pages)

Toshiba User's Guide Laptop PC Tecra A8  
Brand: Toshiba | Category: Laptop | Size: 4.4 MB
Table of contents
Industry Canada Requirement4................................................................................................................................................................
Fcc Requirements4................................................................................................................................................................
Telephone Company Procedures5................................................................................................................................................................
If Problems Arise5................................................................................................................................................................
Fax Branding5................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless Interoperability7................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless Lan And Your Health8................................................................................................................................................................
Regulatory Information8................................................................................................................................................................
Device Authorization12................................................................................................................................................................
Radio Approvals For Wireless Devices13................................................................................................................................................................
Bluetooth Wireless Technology Interoperability18................................................................................................................................................................
Bluetooth Wireless Technology And Your Health19................................................................................................................................................................
Regulatory Statements20................................................................................................................................................................
Table Of Contents26................................................................................................................................................................
Introduction35................................................................................................................................................................
This Guide36................................................................................................................................................................
Safety Icons37................................................................................................................................................................
Other Icons Used38................................................................................................................................................................
Other Documentation38................................................................................................................................................................
Service Options39................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 1: Getting Started40................................................................................................................................................................
Selecting A Place To Work40................................................................................................................................................................
Creating A Computer-friendly Environment40................................................................................................................................................................
Keeping Yourself Comfortable41................................................................................................................................................................
Precautions41................................................................................................................................................................
Important Information On Your Computer's Cooling Fan43................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your Computer44................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your Software45................................................................................................................................................................
Registering Your Computer With Toshiba46................................................................................................................................................................
Adding Optional External Devices47................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Power Source47................................................................................................................................................................
Charging The Main Battery51................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Computer For The First Time52................................................................................................................................................................
Opening The Display Panel52................................................................................................................................................................
Your Computer's Features And Specifications53................................................................................................................................................................
Turning On The Power53................................................................................................................................................................
Adding Memory (optional)55................................................................................................................................................................
Installing A Memory Module55................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Memory Module60................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive Recovery Utilities63................................................................................................................................................................
Creating Recovery Cds/dvds64................................................................................................................................................................
Recovery Partition65................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Disk Drive Recovery Using The65................................................................................................................................................................
Recovery Media71................................................................................................................................................................
Installing Drivers And Applications74................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Touchpad75................................................................................................................................................................
Scrolling With The Touchpad75................................................................................................................................................................
Control Buttons76................................................................................................................................................................
Disabling Or Enabling The Touchpad76................................................................................................................................................................
Using External Display Devices78................................................................................................................................................................
Directing The Display Output When You Turn On The Computer78................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting The Quality Of The External Display80................................................................................................................................................................
Using An External Keyboard80................................................................................................................................................................
Using A Mouse80................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting A Printer81................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A Printer82................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting An Optional External Diskette Drive83................................................................................................................................................................
Turning Off The Computer84................................................................................................................................................................
Options For Turning Off The Computer84................................................................................................................................................................
Hibernation Mode85................................................................................................................................................................
Standby Mode86................................................................................................................................................................
Commands87................................................................................................................................................................
Using And Configuring Hibernation Mode89................................................................................................................................................................
Using And Configuring Standby Mode91................................................................................................................................................................
Closing The Display Panel93................................................................................................................................................................
Caring For Your Computer93................................................................................................................................................................
Cleaning The Computer93................................................................................................................................................................
Moving The Computer93................................................................................................................................................................
Using A Computer Lock94................................................................................................................................................................
Computing Tips95................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 2: Learning The Basics95................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Keyboard97................................................................................................................................................................
Character Keys97................................................................................................................................................................
Full-size Keyboard97................................................................................................................................................................
Ctrl, Fn, And Alt Keys98................................................................................................................................................................
Function Keys98................................................................................................................................................................
Windows Special Keys99................................................................................................................................................................
Overlay Keys99................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Overlay To Type Numeric Data100................................................................................................................................................................
Starting A Program100................................................................................................................................................................
Starting A Program From The Start Menu101................................................................................................................................................................
Starting A Program From The Run Dialog Box102................................................................................................................................................................
Saving Your Work103................................................................................................................................................................
Saving Files104................................................................................................................................................................
File Names104................................................................................................................................................................
Printing Your Work105................................................................................................................................................................
Backing Up Your Work106................................................................................................................................................................
Restoring Your Work107................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Optical Drive107................................................................................................................................................................
Optical Drive Components108................................................................................................................................................................
Inserting A Compact Disc109................................................................................................................................................................
Playing An Audio Cd111................................................................................................................................................................
Playing Cds112................................................................................................................................................................
Creating A Cd113................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Disc With The Computer On114................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Disc With The Computer Off114................................................................................................................................................................
Caring For Cd Or Dvd Discs115................................................................................................................................................................
Toshiba's Online Resources115................................................................................................................................................................
Toshiba's Energy-saver Design116................................................................................................................................................................
Running The Computer On Battery Power116................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 3: Mobile Computing116................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Notice117................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management118................................................................................................................................................................
Using Additional Batteries118................................................................................................................................................................
Charging Batteries119................................................................................................................................................................
Charging The Rtc Battery120................................................................................................................................................................
Monitoring Main Battery Power121................................................................................................................................................................
Determining Remaining Battery Power123................................................................................................................................................................
What To Do When The Main Battery Runs Low123................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Battery Alarms124................................................................................................................................................................
Conserving Battery Power125................................................................................................................................................................
Power Profiles126................................................................................................................................................................
Using A Hot Key To Set The Power Profile127................................................................................................................................................................
Changing The Main Battery128................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Battery From The Computer128................................................................................................................................................................
Inserting A Charged Battery130................................................................................................................................................................
Taking Care Of Your Battery131................................................................................................................................................................
Safety Precautions131................................................................................................................................................................
Maximizing Battery Life132................................................................................................................................................................
Disposing Of Used Batteries133................................................................................................................................................................
Traveling Tips134................................................................................................................................................................
Exploring The Desktop135................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 4: Exploring Your Computer's Features135................................................................................................................................................................
Finding Your Way Around The Desktop136................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up For Communications138................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting The Modem To A Telephone Line140................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting Your Computer To A Network141................................................................................................................................................................
An Overview Of Using The Internet144................................................................................................................................................................
The Internet144................................................................................................................................................................
The World Wide Web145................................................................................................................................................................
Internet Service Providers145................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To The Internet145................................................................................................................................................................
Surfing The Internet146................................................................................................................................................................
Internet Features146................................................................................................................................................................
Uploading To, And Downloading Files From The Internet147................................................................................................................................................................
Exploring Audio Features147................................................................................................................................................................
Recording Sounds148................................................................................................................................................................
Using External Speakers Or Headphones149................................................................................................................................................................
Using Pc Cards150................................................................................................................................................................
Inserting A Pc Card151................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Pc Card151................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A Pc Card For Your Computer152................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Sd Slot152................................................................................................................................................................
Inserting Memory Media152................................................................................................................................................................
Removing Memory Media153................................................................................................................................................................
Using The I.link ® Port154................................................................................................................................................................
Using An Expansion Device155................................................................................................................................................................
Using An Optional Advanced Port Replicator Iii Plus With Your Computer155................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 5: Toshiba Utilities156................................................................................................................................................................
Toshiba Assist157................................................................................................................................................................
Connect158................................................................................................................................................................
Secure159................................................................................................................................................................
Protect & Fix160................................................................................................................................................................
Optimize161................................................................................................................................................................
Toshiba Application Installer162................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Passwords163................................................................................................................................................................
Using An Instant Password164................................................................................................................................................................
Setting A User Password164................................................................................................................................................................
Disabling A User Password165................................................................................................................................................................
Using A Supervisor Or User Password165................................................................................................................................................................
Setting A Supervisor Password165................................................................................................................................................................
Deleting A Supervisor Password166................................................................................................................................................................
Toshiba Password Utility167................................................................................................................................................................
Pc Diagnostic Tool Utility168................................................................................................................................................................
Hdd Protection Utility170................................................................................................................................................................
Fn-esse171................................................................................................................................................................
Starting Fn-esse171................................................................................................................................................................
Using Drag-and-drop To Assign A Key172................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Keyboard Or Pointing Device To Assign A Key173................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing Existing Key Assignments174................................................................................................................................................................
Changing Or Removing Existing Key Assignments175................................................................................................................................................................
Toshiba Hotkey Utility175................................................................................................................................................................
Toshiba Sd™ Memory Card Format Utility176................................................................................................................................................................
Toshiba Sd™ Memory Boot Utility177................................................................................................................................................................
Booting From A Bootable Sd Card178................................................................................................................................................................
Toshiba Power Saver179................................................................................................................................................................
Preset Power Profiles180................................................................................................................................................................
Quickly Creating A New Power Profile180................................................................................................................................................................
Customizing A Power Profile181................................................................................................................................................................
Mouse Utility181................................................................................................................................................................
Toshiba Hardware Setup182................................................................................................................................................................
Toshiba Mobile Extension185................................................................................................................................................................
Toshiba Zooming Utility186................................................................................................................................................................
Toshiba Button Controls188................................................................................................................................................................
Cd/dvd Drive Acoustic Silencer189................................................................................................................................................................
Toshiba Accessibility190................................................................................................................................................................
Trusted Platform Module (tpm)191................................................................................................................................................................
Fingerprint Authentication Utility192................................................................................................................................................................
Fingerprint Utility Limitations192................................................................................................................................................................
Fingerprint Enrollment192................................................................................................................................................................
Fingerprint Logon194................................................................................................................................................................
Power-on Security194................................................................................................................................................................
Control Center196................................................................................................................................................................
Password Bank198................................................................................................................................................................
Sensor202................................................................................................................................................................
Fingerprint Sensor Limitations204................................................................................................................................................................
Problems That Are Easy To Fix205................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 6: If Something Goes Wrong205................................................................................................................................................................
Problems When You Turn On The Computer207................................................................................................................................................................
The Windows ® Operating System Is Not Working209................................................................................................................................................................
Using Startup Options To Fix Problems210................................................................................................................................................................
Internet Problems211................................................................................................................................................................
Resolving A Hardware Conflict212................................................................................................................................................................
A Plan Of Action212................................................................................................................................................................
Resolving Hardware Conflicts On Your Own213................................................................................................................................................................
Fixing A Problem With Device Manager214................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Problems216................................................................................................................................................................
Power And The Batteries217................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard Problems219................................................................................................................................................................
Display Problems220................................................................................................................................................................
Disk Drive Problems222................................................................................................................................................................
Optical Drive Problems225................................................................................................................................................................
Sound System Problems226................................................................................................................................................................
Pc Card Problems226................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Problems230................................................................................................................................................................
Modem Problems231................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless Networking Problems232................................................................................................................................................................
Dvd Operating Problems235................................................................................................................................................................
Develop Good Computing Habits238................................................................................................................................................................
Windows Xp239................................................................................................................................................................
If You Need Further Assistance245................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Contact Toshiba245................................................................................................................................................................
Contacting Toshiba246................................................................................................................................................................
Other Toshiba Internet Web Sites247................................................................................................................................................................
Toshiba's Worldwide Offices248................................................................................................................................................................
Volume Mute250................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix A: Hot Keys250................................................................................................................................................................
Password Security251................................................................................................................................................................
Without A Password251................................................................................................................................................................
With A Password251................................................................................................................................................................
Maintaining Security When The Battery Is Not Fully Charged252................................................................................................................................................................
Power Usage Mode253................................................................................................................................................................
Display Modes256................................................................................................................................................................
Display Brightness257................................................................................................................................................................
Disabling Or Enabling Wireless Devices257................................................................................................................................................................
Zooming Applications In/out258................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard Hot Keys259................................................................................................................................................................
Usa And Canada260................................................................................................................................................................
United Kingdom260................................................................................................................................................................
Australia260................................................................................................................................................................
Europe260................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix B: Power Cord/cable Connectors260................................................................................................................................................................
Computer261................................................................................................................................................................
Getting Started262................................................................................................................................................................
Starting Configfree262................................................................................................................................................................
Configfree Utilities263................................................................................................................................................................
Connectivity Doctor264................................................................................................................................................................
Search For Wireless Devices267................................................................................................................................................................
Profile Settings272................................................................................................................................................................
Configfree Summit276................................................................................................................................................................
Quick Connect280................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Automatic Switch283................................................................................................................................................................
Semi-automatic Switch Feature283................................................................................................................................................................
Glossary285................................................................................................................................................................
Index300................................................................................................................................................................
Toshiba Tecra A8 User Manual

Toshiba Tecra A8 User Manual (276 pages)

Brand: Toshiba | Category: Laptop | Size: 4.01 MB
Table of contents
Fcc Information3................................................................................................................................................................
Fcc Conditions3................................................................................................................................................................
Region Selection5................................................................................................................................................................
Type Of Service7................................................................................................................................................................
Telephone Company Procedures7................................................................................................................................................................
If Problems Arise7................................................................................................................................................................
Fax Branding7................................................................................................................................................................
General Conditions11................................................................................................................................................................
Optical Disc Drive Safety Instructions12................................................................................................................................................................
Manual Contents19................................................................................................................................................................
General Precautions23................................................................................................................................................................
Table Of Contents26................................................................................................................................................................
Equipment Checklist33................................................................................................................................................................
Optical Disk Drive37................................................................................................................................................................
Toshiba Dual Pointing Device39................................................................................................................................................................
Special Features43................................................................................................................................................................
Front With The Display Closed51................................................................................................................................................................
Left Side53................................................................................................................................................................
Right Side54................................................................................................................................................................
Underside57................................................................................................................................................................
Front With The Display Open59................................................................................................................................................................
Accupoint Control60................................................................................................................................................................
System Indicators62................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard Indicators63................................................................................................................................................................
Usb Floppy Disk Drive64................................................................................................................................................................
Optical Disk Drives65................................................................................................................................................................
Region Codes For Dvd Drives And Media65................................................................................................................................................................
Writable Discs65................................................................................................................................................................
Dvd Super Multi Drive67................................................................................................................................................................
Getting Started69................................................................................................................................................................
Other Things To Note70................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting The Ac Adaptor70................................................................................................................................................................
Opening The Display72................................................................................................................................................................
Turning On The Power73................................................................................................................................................................
Starting Up For The First Time73................................................................................................................................................................
Turning Off The Power74................................................................................................................................................................
Standby Mode74................................................................................................................................................................
Shut Down Mode (boot Mode)74................................................................................................................................................................
Hibernation Mode76................................................................................................................................................................
Starting Hibernation Mode76................................................................................................................................................................
Automatic Hibernation77................................................................................................................................................................
Restarting The Computer77................................................................................................................................................................
Create Optical Recovery Discs78................................................................................................................................................................
Restoring The Preinstalled Software From Your Creating Recovery Media79................................................................................................................................................................
Operating Basics81................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Touch Pad81................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Accupoint82................................................................................................................................................................
Accupoint Precautions82................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Cap82................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Fingerprint Sensor83................................................................................................................................................................
Points To Note About The Fingerprint Sensor83................................................................................................................................................................
Points To Note About The Fingerprint Utility85................................................................................................................................................................
Set Up Procedure86................................................................................................................................................................
Fingerprint Registration86................................................................................................................................................................
Window Logon Via Fingerprint Authentication86................................................................................................................................................................
Fingerprint Power-on Security87................................................................................................................................................................
Fingerprint Single Sign-on Feature88................................................................................................................................................................
Fingerprint Utility Limitations89................................................................................................................................................................
How To Swipe The Finger89................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Usb Floppy Disk Drive90................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting Usb Floppy Disk Drive90................................................................................................................................................................
Disconnecting Usb Floppy Disk Drive90................................................................................................................................................................
Using Optical Disk Drives91................................................................................................................................................................
Loading Discs91................................................................................................................................................................
Removing Discs93................................................................................................................................................................
How To Remove Cd/dvd When The Disc Tray Will Not Open94................................................................................................................................................................
Writing Cds On Dvd-rom&cd-r/rw Drive94................................................................................................................................................................
Before Writing Or Rewriting95................................................................................................................................................................
When Writing Or Rewriting96................................................................................................................................................................
Writing Cd/dvds On Dvd Super Multi Drive96................................................................................................................................................................
Important Message97................................................................................................................................................................
Recordnow! Basic For Toshiba100................................................................................................................................................................
Data Verification101................................................................................................................................................................
Dla For Toshiba102................................................................................................................................................................
When Using Windvd Creator Platinum102................................................................................................................................................................
How To Learn More About Intervideo Windvd Creator103................................................................................................................................................................
Important Information For Use103................................................................................................................................................................
How To Make A Dvd-video103................................................................................................................................................................
Media Care105................................................................................................................................................................
Floppy Disks105................................................................................................................................................................
Sound System106................................................................................................................................................................
Volume Control106................................................................................................................................................................
Microphone Level106................................................................................................................................................................
Properties Menu108................................................................................................................................................................
Modem Selection108................................................................................................................................................................
Dialing Properties108................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless Communications110................................................................................................................................................................
Bluetooth Wireless Technology111................................................................................................................................................................
Worldwide Operation111................................................................................................................................................................
Radio Links111................................................................................................................................................................
Bluetooth Stack For Windows By Toshiba112................................................................................................................................................................
Product Support112................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless Communication Switch113................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless Communication Indicator113................................................................................................................................................................
Lan Cable Types114................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting Lan Cable114................................................................................................................................................................
Disconnecting Lan Cable115................................................................................................................................................................
Cleaning The Computer115................................................................................................................................................................
Moving The Computer116................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Hard Disk Drive (hdd) Protection116................................................................................................................................................................
Taskbar Icon117................................................................................................................................................................
Toshiba Hdd Protection Properties118................................................................................................................................................................
Hdd Protection118................................................................................................................................................................
Heat Dispersal120................................................................................................................................................................
The Keyboard121................................................................................................................................................................
Typewriter Keys121................................................................................................................................................................
Emulating Keys On Enhanced Keyboard122................................................................................................................................................................
Function Keys: F1 ... F122................................................................................................................................................................
Soft Keys: Fn Key Combinations122................................................................................................................................................................
Hot Keys123................................................................................................................................................................
Fn Sticky Key126................................................................................................................................................................
Windows Special Keys127................................................................................................................................................................
Keypad Overlay127................................................................................................................................................................
Turning On The Overlays127................................................................................................................................................................
Arrow Mode127................................................................................................................................................................
Numeric Mode128................................................................................................................................................................
Temporarily Using Normal Keyboard (overlay On)128................................................................................................................................................................
Temporarily Using Overlay (overlay Off)128................................................................................................................................................................
Temporarily Changing Modes129................................................................................................................................................................
Generating Ascii Characters129................................................................................................................................................................
Power Conditions131................................................................................................................................................................
Power And Power-up Modes131................................................................................................................................................................
Power Indicators132................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Indicator132................................................................................................................................................................
Dc In Indicator133................................................................................................................................................................
Power Indicator133................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Types133................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Pack134................................................................................................................................................................
Care And Use Of The Battery Pack135................................................................................................................................................................
Real Time Clock (rtc) Battery135................................................................................................................................................................
Charging The Batteries136................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Charging Notice137................................................................................................................................................................
Monitoring Battery Capacity138................................................................................................................................................................
Maximizing Battery Operating Time138................................................................................................................................................................
Retaining Data With Power Off139................................................................................................................................................................
Extending Battery Life140................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Battery Pack140................................................................................................................................................................
Toshiba Password Utility142................................................................................................................................................................
User Password143................................................................................................................................................................
Supervisor Password145................................................................................................................................................................
Starting The Computer By Password145................................................................................................................................................................
Windows Utilities146................................................................................................................................................................
System Auto Off146................................................................................................................................................................
Power-up Modes146................................................................................................................................................................
Panel Power On/off146................................................................................................................................................................
Accessing Hw Setup147................................................................................................................................................................
Hw Setup Window147................................................................................................................................................................
Hw Setup147................................................................................................................................................................
Power On Display148................................................................................................................................................................
Boot Priority149................................................................................................................................................................
Device Config154................................................................................................................................................................
Device Configuration154................................................................................................................................................................
Starting And Ending The Bios Setup Program155................................................................................................................................................................
Starting The Bios Setup Program155................................................................................................................................................................
Ending The Bios Setup Program156................................................................................................................................................................
Virtualization Technology156................................................................................................................................................................
Security Controller157................................................................................................................................................................
Execute-disable Bit Capability157................................................................................................................................................................
Diagnostic Mode158................................................................................................................................................................
Beep Volume158................................................................................................................................................................
Optional Devices159................................................................................................................................................................
Inserting A Pc Card160................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Pc Card161................................................................................................................................................................
Formatting An Sd Memory Card162................................................................................................................................................................
Inserting An Sd Card162................................................................................................................................................................
Removing An Sd Card162................................................................................................................................................................
Sd Card Care163................................................................................................................................................................
Creation Of A Boot Disk163................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Expansion164................................................................................................................................................................
Installing A Memory Module165................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Memory Module166................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Charger168................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Toshiba Assist Button Or Toshiba Presentation169................................................................................................................................................................
Changing The Resolution170................................................................................................................................................................
I.link (ieee)171................................................................................................................................................................
Advanced Port Replicator Iii Plus173................................................................................................................................................................
Serial Port174................................................................................................................................................................
Security Lock175................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting177................................................................................................................................................................
Problem Solving Process177................................................................................................................................................................
Preliminary Checklist178................................................................................................................................................................
Analyzing The Problem178................................................................................................................................................................
Hardware And System Checklist179................................................................................................................................................................
System Start-up179................................................................................................................................................................
Self Test180................................................................................................................................................................
Overheating Power Down180................................................................................................................................................................
Real Time Clock183................................................................................................................................................................
Internal Lcd Display Panel184................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Disk Drive184................................................................................................................................................................
Hardware186................................................................................................................................................................
Software187................................................................................................................................................................
Dual Pointing Device190................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad/accupoint190................................................................................................................................................................
Usb Mouse191................................................................................................................................................................
Fingerprint Sensor192................................................................................................................................................................
Usb Device192................................................................................................................................................................
Bios Beep Sounds192................................................................................................................................................................
I.link (ieee1394) Device194................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless Lan196................................................................................................................................................................
Tv Output Signal197................................................................................................................................................................
Utilities198................................................................................................................................................................
Recovery Discs198................................................................................................................................................................
Disposing Of Pc And Pc Batteries198................................................................................................................................................................
Toshiba Support199................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Call199................................................................................................................................................................
Where To Write199................................................................................................................................................................
Legal Footnotes201................................................................................................................................................................
Specifications205................................................................................................................................................................
Physical Dimensions205................................................................................................................................................................
Environmental Requirements205................................................................................................................................................................
Power Requirements206................................................................................................................................................................
Display Controller And Modes209................................................................................................................................................................
Display Controller209................................................................................................................................................................
Video Modes209................................................................................................................................................................
Options225................................................................................................................................................................
At Command Set Result Codes234................................................................................................................................................................
Card Specifications241................................................................................................................................................................
Radio Characteristics241................................................................................................................................................................
Bluetooth Wireless Technology And Your Health247................................................................................................................................................................
Regulatory Statements247................................................................................................................................................................
Device Authorization251................................................................................................................................................................
Ac Power Cord And Connectors253................................................................................................................................................................
Certification Agencies253................................................................................................................................................................

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Toshiba Tecra A8 User Manual

Toshiba Tecra A8 User Manual (205 pages)

Portable personal computer  
Brand: Toshiba | Category: Desktop | Size: 3.34 MB
Table of contents
Eu Declaration Of Conformity3................................................................................................................................................................
Optical Disc Drive Safety Instructions6................................................................................................................................................................
Key Operation14................................................................................................................................................................
General Precautions15................................................................................................................................................................
Table Of Contents17................................................................................................................................................................
Equipment Checklist20................................................................................................................................................................
Features22................................................................................................................................................................
Optical Disk Drive24................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless Lan*729................................................................................................................................................................
Special Features30................................................................................................................................................................
Toshiba Value Added Package32................................................................................................................................................................
Utilities And Applications33................................................................................................................................................................
Options36................................................................................................................................................................
Front With The Display Closed37................................................................................................................................................................
Left Side39................................................................................................................................................................
Right Side40................................................................................................................................................................
Back Side40................................................................................................................................................................
Underside43................................................................................................................................................................
Front With The Display Open44................................................................................................................................................................
System Indicators46................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard Indicators47................................................................................................................................................................
Usb Floppy Disk Drive48................................................................................................................................................................
Writable Discs50................................................................................................................................................................
Dvd Super Multi Drive51................................................................................................................................................................
Ac Adaptor52................................................................................................................................................................
Getting Started53................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting The Ac Adaptor54................................................................................................................................................................
Opening The Display56................................................................................................................................................................
Turning On The Power57................................................................................................................................................................
Starting Up For The First Time57................................................................................................................................................................
Turning Off The Power58................................................................................................................................................................
Sleep Mode58................................................................................................................................................................
Hibernation Mode60................................................................................................................................................................
Automatic Hibernation61................................................................................................................................................................
Restarting The Computer62................................................................................................................................................................
System Recovery Options62................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Usb Floppy Disk Drive65................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting Usb Floppy Disk Drive65................................................................................................................................................................
Using Optical Disk Drive66................................................................................................................................................................
Removing Discs68................................................................................................................................................................
Writing Cds On Dvd-rom&cd-r/rw Drive69................................................................................................................................................................
Before Writing Or Rewriting70................................................................................................................................................................
Writing Cd/dvds On Dvd Super Multi Drive71................................................................................................................................................................
Important Message72................................................................................................................................................................
When Writing Or Rewriting74................................................................................................................................................................
Toshiba Disc Creator75................................................................................................................................................................
Data Verification76................................................................................................................................................................
How To Learn More About Ulead Dvd Moviefactory77................................................................................................................................................................
Important Information For Use77................................................................................................................................................................
Media Care78................................................................................................................................................................
Floppy Disks79................................................................................................................................................................
Sound System80................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management81................................................................................................................................................................
Modem82................................................................................................................................................................
Region Selection82................................................................................................................................................................
Properties Menu83................................................................................................................................................................
Modem Selection83................................................................................................................................................................
Dialing Properties83................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless Communications85................................................................................................................................................................
Bluetooth Wireless Technology86................................................................................................................................................................
Product Support87................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless Communication Switch88................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless Communication Indicator88................................................................................................................................................................
Lan Cable Types89................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting Lan Cable90................................................................................................................................................................
Disconnecting Lan Cable90................................................................................................................................................................
Cleaning The Computer91................................................................................................................................................................
Moving The Computer91................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Hard Disk Drive (hdd) Protection92................................................................................................................................................................
Heat Dispersal94................................................................................................................................................................
Typewriter Keys95................................................................................................................................................................
Function Keys: F1 ... F1296................................................................................................................................................................
Soft Keys: Fn Key Combinations96................................................................................................................................................................
Hot Keys97................................................................................................................................................................
Windows Special Keys99................................................................................................................................................................
Fn Sticky Key99................................................................................................................................................................
Keypad Overlay100................................................................................................................................................................
Turning On The Overlays100................................................................................................................................................................
Arrow Mode100................................................................................................................................................................
Numeric Mode100................................................................................................................................................................
Generating Ascii Characters101................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 6 Power And Power-up Modes Power Conditions102................................................................................................................................................................
Power Indicators103................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Types104................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Pack105................................................................................................................................................................
Care And Use Of The Battery Pack106................................................................................................................................................................
Charging The Batteries107................................................................................................................................................................
Monitoring Battery Capacity108................................................................................................................................................................
Maximizing Battery Operating Time109................................................................................................................................................................
Retaining Data With Power Off110................................................................................................................................................................
Extending Battery Life110................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Battery Pack111................................................................................................................................................................
Toshiba Password Utility113................................................................................................................................................................
Supervisor Password115................................................................................................................................................................
Power-up Modes116................................................................................................................................................................
Panel Power On/off116................................................................................................................................................................
System Auto Off116................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 7 Hw Setup Accessing Hw Setup117................................................................................................................................................................
Hw Setup Window117................................................................................................................................................................
Boot Priority119................................................................................................................................................................
Device Config124................................................................................................................................................................
Optional Devices128................................................................................................................................................................
Inserting A Pc Card129................................................................................................................................................................
Formatting An Sd Memory Card131................................................................................................................................................................
Inserting An Sd Card131................................................................................................................................................................
Removing An Sd Card132................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Expansion133................................................................................................................................................................
Installing A Memory Module134................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Memory Module135................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Charger137................................................................................................................................................................
External Monitor137................................................................................................................................................................
Changing The Resolution138................................................................................................................................................................
I.link (ieee1394)139................................................................................................................................................................
Advanced Port Replicator Iii Plus141................................................................................................................................................................
Serial Port142................................................................................................................................................................
Security Lock143................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting144................................................................................................................................................................
Problem Solving Process144................................................................................................................................................................
Preliminary Checklist145................................................................................................................................................................
Analyzing The Problem145................................................................................................................................................................
Hardware And System Checklist146................................................................................................................................................................
System Start-up146................................................................................................................................................................
Self Test147................................................................................................................................................................
Overheating Power Down147................................................................................................................................................................
Ac Power148................................................................................................................................................................
Real Time Clock150................................................................................................................................................................
Internal Lcd Display Panel151................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Disk Drive151................................................................................................................................................................
Pointing Device157................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad157................................................................................................................................................................
Usb Mouse158................................................................................................................................................................
Usb Device159................................................................................................................................................................
Tv Output Signal164................................................................................................................................................................
Disposing Of Pc And Pc Batteries164................................................................................................................................................................
Toshiba Support165................................................................................................................................................................
Legal Footnotes166................................................................................................................................................................
Specifications169................................................................................................................................................................
Physical Dimensions169................................................................................................................................................................
Power Requirements170................................................................................................................................................................
Display Controller172................................................................................................................................................................
Video Modes172................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless Lan173................................................................................................................................................................
Card Specifications173................................................................................................................................................................
Radio Characteristics174................................................................................................................................................................
Bluetooth Wireless Technology And Your Health178................................................................................................................................................................
Regulatory Statements179................................................................................................................................................................
Device Authorization182................................................................................................................................................................
Ac Power Cord And Connectors183................................................................................................................................................................
Certification Agencies183................................................................................................................................................................

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