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COMPAQ NOTEBOOK SERIES
First Edition March 2000 Part Number 174886-001 Compaq Computer Corporation
This chapter introduces the features and components of the notebook and tells you how to get the notebook up and running.
Your notebook incorporates desktop computer capabilities into a compact notebook-sized package. Among the distinguished features are: • Support for AMD K6-2, K6-2+, or K6-3 series microprocessor Provides an advanced central processor for excellent ability of code execution. Built-in audio system Supports audio capabilities with 3D audio and acoustic effects. PCMCIA slot with CardBus support Single slot supports one Type I, Type II, or Type III PC Card. This slot accepts CardBus Cards that provide high-speed data transmission and networking. Fast Infrared (IR) port support With the IR port, wireless communications are possible between your notebook and an IR device. Universal Serial Bus (USB) port support The USB standard gives you the benefits of having one single interface for multiple interfaces when low-to-medium speed peripherals are concerned. Power Management You can automatically and manually conserve power by setting up the Power Management capabilities of your notebook. Internal Modem (available on select models ) Supports fax and data communications functions that allow your notebook to be connected to a network environment through normal telephone cables. System BIOS (Basic Input/Output) that supports the years beyond 2000
Other basic components of the notebook system are: • • • • • • • • • • • • • 3.5-inch, 1.44MB (Megabytes) diskette drive ATA3 IDE hard drive, Ultra DMA/33 supported 24X CD-ROM drive 32MB or 64MB of system memory, expanding up to 160MB or 192MB SDRAM with a 128-MB memory module upgrade (model dependent) Internal 256KB L2 (only on models with a K6-3 processor) or internal 128KB L2 (only on models with a K6-2+ processor) cache memory External 512KB cache memory only on models with a K6-3 processor Color TFT or HPA display with SVGA resolution (model dependent) Notebook keyboard TouchPad pointing device Built-in microphone and stereo speaker set Input/output connectors for external expansion AC adapter Standard NiMH or optional Li-ion rechargeable battery pack
) 4. (See “Hard Drive” in Chapter 2 for more information.Taking a Look at the Notebook Right-Side View Figure 1-1.0 and ASK standards.) 3. (See “CD-ROM Drive” in Chapter 2 for more information. often referred as drive C. Volume Control )!!!!!* This controls the volume of the sound coming from the notebook. CD-ROM Drive This is the CD-ROM drive of your notebook. often configured as drive D. Getting Started 1-3 . It allows you to connect your notebook to an IR device wirelessly. Hard Drive Inside is the hard drive of your notebook. Infrared Port This infrared port complies with IrDA 1. (See “Connecting an Infrared Device” in Chapter 4 for important notes. Right-Side View 1.) 2.
4. 6. Avoid using the telephone function during an electrical storm. Power Button )!!!!!* Pressing this button turns the notebook power ON or OFF. PC Card Slot Open the display to access the PC Card slot. Never install telephone wiring during a lightning storm. Never install telephone jacks in wet locations unless the jack is specifically designed for wet locations. RJ-11 Connector ( ) (available on select models) With the RJ-11 connector. (See Chapter 3 for more information.Left-Side View Figure 1-2.) 1-4 Getting Started . There may be a remote risk of electric shock from lightning. 2. WARNING: 1. which supplies power to your notebook when external power is not connected. Battery Pack Inside is the battery pack. Do not use the telephone function to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak. 3. Cable Lock Anchor ( ) This rectangular hole can be used as an anchor point for a security cable. Use a cable to lock your notebook to an appropriate location for security. (See “Installing a PC Card” in Chapter 4 for more information. the standard telephone line can be connected to your notebook. 2. 3. 4. Never touch uninsulated telephone wires or terminals unless the telephone line has been disconnected at the network in terface. Left-Side View 1. 5.) 5. Use caution when installing or modifying telephone lines.
VGA Port ( ) This 15-pin analog port is for connecting an external monitor. ) 8. Getting Started 1-5 . Parallel Port ( ) This 25-pin port is for connecting a parallel device such as a parallel printer or pocket LAN. USB Port ( ) The 4-pin Universal Serial Bus port is for connecting an USB device. 2. Microphone Connector ( ) Connects to an external microphone for use in place of the notebook’s builtin microphone. Serial Port ( ) This 9-pin port is for connecting a serial device such as a serial mouse.) 4. (See “Connecting a Serial or Parallel Device” in Chapter 4 for more information. ) 7. external speakers with amplifier or an audio recording device. Audio Output Connector ( ) Connects to a set of headphones.) 6. PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port ( This 6-pin mini-DIN port is for connecting a PS/2 keyboard or mouse. modem.Rear View 1 2 3 4 Figure 1-3. Power Connector ( This is for connecting the AC adapter. (See “Connecting an USB Device” in Chapter 4 for more information.) 5. or printer. (See “Connecting a Serial or Parallel Device” in Chapter 4 for more information. 3. Rear View 5 6 7 8 1.
(See “Diskette Drive” in Chapter 2 for more information. 2 1 Figure 1-5. Opening the Notebook 1-6 Getting Started . often referred as drive A. Front View 1. Display Latch The display latch keeps the notebook firmly closed. press the display latch toward the right. then lift the display.Front View Figure 1-4. Diskette Drive This is the 3.) Top-Open View To open the notebook. 2.5-inch diskette drive of your notebook.
Top-Open View 1. Display This is the display of your notebook. Getting Started 1-7 . CAUTION: Do not place heavy objects on top of the notebook when it is closed as this can damage the display.1 2 3 4 5 6 Figure 1-6.
(See “Introducing Power Management” in Chapter 2 for information on Suspend-to-RAM mode. • Lights orange when the battery is being charged. (See “Introducing Power Management” in Chapter 2 for information on Suspend-to-RAM mode. Hard Drive In-use Indicator turns on when the notebook is accessing the hard drive. (See “TouchPad” in Chapter 2 for information. N Num Lock Indicator turns on when the Num Lock function is activated. Indicators Panel These are the indicators that show the status of your notebook. • Blinks red when the battery is low. using battery power. AC Power Indicator • Turns on when the notebook is using AC power. Microphone This is the built-in microphone of your notebook. Diskette Drive In-use Indicator turns on when the notebook is accessing the diskette drive.) Battery Charge Indicator • Lights green when the battery is fully charged with the AC adapter connected. (See “Keyboard” in Chapter 2 for information. using AC power. A 3. Scroll Lock Indicator turns on when the Scroll Lock function is activated. 1-8 Getting Started . Caps Lock Indicator turns on when the Caps Lock function is activated. Stereo Speaker Set This is the built-in speaker set of your notebook. CD-ROM Drive In-use Indicator turns on when the notebook is accessing the CD-ROM drive. is in Suspend-toRAM mode. 4. Keyboard This keyboard provides all the functions of a full-size 101/102-key keyboard.) Battery Power Indicator • Turns on when the notebook is operating on battery power. • Blinks when the notebook.2. is in Suspend-to-RAM mode. • Blinks when the notebook.) 6.) 5. TouchPad This is the pointing device of your notebook.
3 2 1 Figure 1-7. indicating that power is being supplied from the electrical outlet to the AC adapter and onto your notebook. you can operate the notebook using battery power only. the indicator on the AC adapter lights up. 2. Getting Started 1-9 . Plug the DC cord of the AC adapter into the power connector on the rear of the notebook. leave the notebook power off. Plug the AC cord into the AC adapter and into the an electrical outlet . CAUTION: Whenever you disconnect the AC adapter. When the Battery Charge Indicator ( ) on the notebook glows orange. the AC adapter is charging the battery. A reverse procedure may damage the AC adapter or notebook. always unplug it from the electrical outlet first before you unplug it from the notebook.Getting the Notebook Running Connecting to AC Power 1. To fully charge the battery. and wait until the Battery Charge Indicator glows green. When the AC adapter is not connected. Connecting the AC Adapter When the AC adapter is connected. 3.
you will see error message(s) telling you to run the Setup Configuration Utility (SCU) program. Tilt the display forward or backward to a comfortable viewing position. keyboard. 4. The notebook will automatically load the operating system after you turn it on. press [Fn]+[F6] or [Fn]+[F7]. (See Chapter 5 for instructions on running SCU. or a diskette. You can also adjust the brightness of the display to attain display clarity. Turn on the notebook by pressing the power button (Figure 1-2 #2) on the left side of the notebook.) NOTE: The SCU program allows you to enter the configuration information and store it in CMOS RAM. The configuration information is needed by the notebook to identify the installed devices. If the POST has detected a mismatch between the actual hardware configuration and the configuration information stored in CMOS RAM. make sure the booting diskette is clean. the notebook first tries to boot from drive A. boot the system from the hard disk instead of a diskette. it performs a Power-On Self Test (POST). Open the notebook by sliding the display latch toward the right and lifting up the display. video. fully charge and discharge the battery at least once and then fully charge the battery before you first use battery power. NOTE: To avoid viruses brought in by diskettes. see Chapter 3. you can use battery power. 2. To adjust brightness. Follow these steps to start the system. Some status messages from POST will appear on the screen. or CD-ROM depending on the “Boot Sequence” setting in the SCU program. memory. To assure optimum battery life. you can also activate certain features such as Power Saving and Security. When POST successfully completes its check. If you must boot up from drive A.) Starting Up The notebook starts up with an operating system preinstalled on the hard drive. 1-10 Getting Started .Using Battery Power When the AC adapter is not connected. 5. 3. Each time the notebook is turned on. C. (For more information on using battery power. Under SCU. This checks the status of major notebook devices including the system board. and disk drive. a CD-ROM. 1. This process is called booting.
4. 3. a Windows 98 Welcome screen appears. you may have to install the operating system. If you don’t want the screen to show up again. 1. (See Chapter 6 for information on the drivers.) Getting Started 1-11 . Select the appropriate time zone as well as the time and date. However. Your notebook comes with a CD-ROM that contains software drivers you need to install. 2. After the system boots up again. please consult the Microsoft operating system manual that comes with your notebook. you will be prompted to enter your name and password. You can browse the topic that interests you. thus enabling the special features of your notebook. Windows 98 will restart the system. If you don’t need a password. When the system boots up for the first time. choose your time zone. When prompted.Booting with Windows 98 The notebook comes to you with the hard drive pre-formatted. uncheck the “Show this screen each time Windows 98 starts” item. press OK. For details on how to install an operating system. Use the following steps to configure your system when booting up with Windows 98 for the first time.
6. You may lose your data by doing so. 4. then unplug it from the notebook. Otherwise. To close the notebook. To disconnect the AC adapter. If you are using a program. simply select the command and the notebook will turn off automatically. 3. unplug it from the electrical outlet first. then remove any diskette or CD-ROM from the drive. Turning the notebook off and on rapidly may damage the system circuit. save your data and exit the program. wait for at least five seconds. 2. 5. tilt down the display until the display latch clicks into place. CAUTION: If you have to turn on the notebook again immediately after turning it off.Turning Off the Notebook CAUTION: Never turn off the notebook when the hard drive In-use Indicator is on. 1-12 Getting Started . Turn off the power to any connected external devices. 1. First make sure all hard drive in-use indicators are off. turn off the notebook by pressing the Power Button. If you are using an operating system such as Microsoft Windows 98 that has the “Shut Down” command.
A diskette drive allows you to load new programs into your notebook. hard drive. and TouchPad. the write-protect tab prevents data from being written to.Chapter 2 Using the Notebook This chapter provides operating basics on the notebook’s components such as the diskette drive. the diskette. and a slidable write-protect tab on the bottom left corner.5-inch Diskette The diskette drive is compatible with either double-density (2DD) 720KB diskettes or high-density (2HD) 1. CD-ROM drive.44MB diskettes. 3. Diskette Drive Your notebook comes with a diskette drive designated as drive A. Using the Notebook 2-1 . as illustrated above. Notice that both types of diskettes have an arrow imprinted on the front upper left corner. keyboard. or erased from. When slid downward. or to store data on a removable diskette so you can transfer data from one notebook to another. It also introduces power management and gives you tips in care and maintenance. 2 1 Figure 2-1.
For information on how to format a diskette. please consult your operating system manual. then press the eject button on the drive. Never turn off or reset the notebook while the diskette drive in-use indicator is on. protecting them from the dust and magnetic fields. make sure that the diskette drive in-use indicator is off. hold it with the arrow facing up and towards the drive. When the diskette pops out of the drive. 2. CAUTION: 1. Formatting Diskettes A diskette must be formatted before it can store any data. remove the diskette and store it properly. clean container. Slide the disk into the drive until it clicks into place. Figure 2-2. Always store your diskettes in a safe. 2-2 Using the Notebook .Inserting and Ejecting Diskettes To insert a diskette. Inserting a Diskette To eject a diskette.
also called a fixed disk.Hard Drive Your notebook comes with a hard drive designated as drive C. When inserting a CD-ROM. If the lens becomes dirty. Never turn off or reset the notebook while the hard drive in-use indicator is on. gently insert it into the CD-ROM drive. CD-ROM Drive Your notebook comes with a CD-ROM drive. To avoid unexpected data loss caused by viruses or accidents. 2. use a cotton swab to wipe the lens gently.25-inch compact disks that look like standard music CD-ROMs. In addition to possible data loss. magnetic storage platters. FDA regulations require the following statement for all laser-based devices: “Caution. which uses removable 5. rotating. A hard drive. CAUTION: 1. Do not leave the CD-ROM tray open. Instead. Moreover. a hard drive can retrieve and record data much faster and has a much larger storage capacity. Compared with a diskette. . regularly backup your files from the hard drive to diskettes. The compact disk is an ideal medium for data storage or multimedia program because of its huge amount of data capacity. Inserting/Removing a CD-ROM CAUTION: 1. then close the tray. the CD-ROM may malfunction. 2. 3. avoid touching the lens in the tray with your hand.” Using the Notebook 2-3 . Do not wipe the lens with rough surfaced materials (such as paper towel). is a storage device with non-removable. Make sure the CD-ROM is correctly inserted into the tray. 4. the system and the hard drive’s sensitive circuitry may be damaged. Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
Inserting a CD-ROM To remove a CD-ROM. 4. 2.Use the following procedure to insert or remove a CD-ROM. 1. Turn on the notebook. Slide the tray back into the drive bay. then remove the CD-ROM. To insert a CD-ROM. Pull the tray out until the tray is fully extended. Manually Releasing a CD-ROM In the unlikely event that you are unable to release the CD-ROM tray by pressing the eject button. Insert a small rod into the manual eject hole (see Figure 2-3) and push firmly to release the tray. hold the disc by its outer edge and lift it up from the tray. 2. Push the eject button and the CD-ROM tray will slide out. you can manually release the tray as follows: 1. 2 1 Figure 2-3. 3. 2-4 Using the Notebook . Keyboard Your notebook keyboard has all the functions of a standard AT-enhanced keyboard plus some keys specific to your notebook. If the tray only slides out partially. gently pull it until fully extended. 3. place the CD-ROM in the tray with its label facing up. Turn off the system.
[Scroll Lock] Pressing this key toggles Scroll Lock on and off. When on. is used with other keys to perform alternative functions. the Num Lock activates the numeric keys. [Alt]. the Caps Lock keeps the letter keys in uppercase. When the lock keys are pressed. [Esc]. • • Function Keys On the top row of the keyboard are the function keys: [F1] to [F12]. The Scroll Lock is defined by individual programs. (See “Hot Keys” later in this chapter for information.Fn Key The [Fn] key. their corresponding indicators will light. Hot key functions are assigned to [Fn]+[F5] through [Fn]+[F12] by your notebook. When on. Special Keys Several keys are added such as the [Ctrl]. [Caps Lock] Pressing this key toggles the Caps Lock on and off. Function keys are multi-purpose keys which perform functions defined by individual programs. and lock keys for special purposes. • [Num Lock] Pressing this key toggles the Num Lock on and off.) Using the Notebook 2-5 . at the lower left corner of the keyboard.
\←^. [PgDn].!\↓^. control cursor movement. Cursor-Control Keys 2-6 Using the Notebook . also called arrow keys.These keys.!and!\→^.Cursor-Control Keys At the lower right corner of the keyboard are four cursor-control keys: \↑^. On the right side of the keyboard are [Home]. Home PgUp PgDn End Figure 2-4. and [End] keys. Left to the arrow keys are the [Ins] and [Del] keys used for editing purposes. [PgUp]. which control the screen or cursor movement.
) Using the Notebook 2-7 . you can find one Windows Logo key ( ä ) and one Application Logo key ( ). If so. NOTE: 1. you can not directly use the numeric keypad on the notebook keyboard even if Num Lock is on. the numeric keys are activated. 2. If the “Keyboard Numlock” item in the Setup Configuration Utility (SCU) program is set to Disabled. When Num Lock is on. (See your Microsoft operating system manual. Windows 95 Keys On the Windows 95 keyboard. When the numeric keypad is activated and you want to type the English letter. The two keys are used with other keys to perform software-specific functions. Some software may not be able to use the numeric keypad on the notebook. you can hold down [Fn] key first. use the numeric keypad on an external keyboard instead. Numeric Keypad Numeric keys facilitate entering of numbers and calculations.Numeric Keypad A 15-key numeric keypad is embedded in the typewriter keys as shown below: Figure 2-5. 3. meaning you can use these keys to enter numerals. To use the numeric keys in this case. you can either turn Num Lock off or hold down [Fn] and press the key without turning Num Lock off.
Each time a hot key is pressed. it shifts the corresponding function to the other or next choice. F6 decrease display brightness. external monitor. increase display brightness. activates the “Suspend-to-RAM” or “Suspend-to-Disk” mode according to the setting of SCU. F11 F12 2-8 Using the Notebook . Most hotkeys operate in a cyclic way. decrease display contrast (for non-TFT panel only). The functions of hot keys are described below. toggles the display panel on and off. and simultaneous (display on both). toggles between video display output to the notebook display screen. F7 F10 toggles between Battery Low Warning beep on and off. increase display contrast (for non-TFT panel only).Hotkeys Hotkeys refer to a combination of keys that can be pressed at any time to activate special functions.
NOTE: If you swap the left and right buttons. place your thumb or forefinger on the TouchPad. the whole pad acts as if it were a left button and each tap on the pad is equivalent to pressing the left button. Using the Notebook 2-9 . “tapping” on the TouchPad as an alternative method of pressing the left button will no longer be valid. Instead of clicking by pressing the left button. Unlike a traditionally pointing device. gently tap anywhere on the rectangular pad of the TouchPad. To double-click. rapidly tap twice. you can press the left button once or twice to execute the command. The rectangular pad acts like a miniature duplicate of your display. compatible with the Microsoft Mouse and PS/2-type mouse. The TouchPad Using the TouchPad Placing and Moving the Finger To use the TouchPad. or cursor. As you slide your fingertip across the pad. Figure 2-6. which allows you to take advantage of software that requires or recognizes a pointing device. Point and Click When you have placed the cursor over the icon. the pointer. on the screen moves in the same direction across the screen as your fingertip moves across the pad. This procedure is called “Point and click” or “point and double-click”.TouchPad Your notebook integrates a TouchPad pointing device. On the TouchPad. menu item or command that you want to execute. you can execute pointing and clicking even more rapidly.
) Automatic Power Management Local Power Management Local Power Management controls notebook subsystems. The followings briefly describe the features. (See “Power Menu” in Chapter 5 for instructions. The Mouse Properties window allows you to change various configurations. The file will drop into the new location. In drag and drop. The subsystem will be active again when next accessed. run the Setup Configuration Utility (SCU) program. when you click the button. When a subsystem is inactive for a period of time. the selected object will drop into place. keep your finger in contact with the pad. you can also use the TouchPad software supplied with your notebook to change the configuration. You can then drag the selected object around the screen by moving your fingertip across the pad. To establish Power Management.Drag and Drop You can execute commands or move files by using “drag and drop”. double-click the “Mouse” icon in the Windows Control Panel. called “time-out. 2-10 Using the Notebook . However. For example. Position the cursor over the item that you want to drag. The subsystems under power management are: • Hard Drive • Display Panel The above components will power down after the pre-set timing. You can then drag the active file around the screen by moving your finger around the pad. You can also change the size of the on-screen pointer. if you are a left-handed user. On the second tap. Instead of Windows. When you lift your fingertip from the pad. When you have placed the file where you want it. you activate a file by pointing to it and clicking. release the left button. you can swap the buttons over so that you can use the right button to generate events that are normally generated by the left button. you do not release the button but instead hold it down.” it is automatically shut down or slowed down to reduce power consumption. the speed of the pointer and so on. for example in a new directory. You can also do drag and drop operations using the TouchPad as a large left button. Changing the Configuration You may want to customize the mouse. Gently tap twice on the pad. To swap buttons or change the size of the pointer in Windows. Introducing Power Management The Power Management feature of your notebook helps conserve power.
The time-out settings for suspend mode can be set up in the Setup Configuration Utility (SCU) program. see the following section. the system preserves all the running application programs as a file in a “suspend-to-disk partition” on the hard disk. The next time you turn on the notebook. Suspend-to-Disk CAUTION: 1.Global Power Management Global Power Management automatically puts the notebook into suspend mode when the notebook is inactive for a period of time. If there is no suspend-todisk partition. Note that this works only if the “Lid Switch Function” item is set to Suspend/Resume in the SCU program. By closing the notebook. so that your notebook is returned to exactly the same state it was in when you suspended it. It takes some time to get all these applications open and running. If you use the Suspend-to-Disk feature. you can not use the Suspend-to-Disk feature. Using the Notebook 2-11 .g. The notebook then automatically turns off. 2. For information on Suspend-to-Disk mode. When you turn on your notebook next time. The notebook suspends to RAM (memory) or disk (hard drive) depending on the “Suspend Controls” setting in the SCU program. called “time-out. it reads the file from the suspend-to-disk partition back into memory. you don’t have to close the applications as the state of your notebook is saved to disk. your notebook with all the applications open will be recreated in just a few seconds. pressing a key). Check with your dealer to know if it exists. The 0VMAKFIL utility allows you to create the suspend-to-disk partition.) When the notebook suspends to disk. Manual Power Management You can manually initiate Suspend mode at any time in one of these ways: • • By pressing the hotkey [Fn]+[F12]. The suspend-to-disk partition may not exist on your hard drive. People frequently open many applications when they use notebooks. and normally they all have to be closed before the system can be turned off. (See “0VMAKFIL Utility” in Chapter 6 for information.” The notebook will wake up whenever an activity is detected (e. Suspend-to-Disk is a very useful feature.
Do not check it in as luggage. it is recommended that you backup your hard disk data into diskettes. Make sure the notebook is turned off and the top cover is firmly closed. Make sure the battery pack is fully charged. Traveling • Before traveling with your notebook. • • • • • • 2-12 Using the Notebook . occasionally clean the pad by using adhesive tape to remove the dust and grease on its surface. Do not use soap or liquid cleaners on the display. consult your dealer for the appropriate AC power cord fitting the electricity standard of your destination. direct sunlight. Many airports inspect electronic devices carefully. When the external connectors are not in use. Do not place heavy objects on top of the notebook when it is closed as this may damage the LCD. Disconnect the AC adapter from the notebook. extreme temperatures. keep their covers closed to prevent possible damage caused by dirt or static electricity. To assure smooth operation of the TouchPad. If you plan to travel abroad with your notebook. Hand-carry the notebook. or heavy dust.Taking Care of Your Notebook Maintenance • • • • • • Avoid placing the notebook in a location subject to high humidity. As a precautionary measure. bring along an extra copy of your hard disk data. Allow extra time for airport security. mechanical vibration. Use the AC adapter as the power source and as a battery-recharger. Occasionally clean the notebook with a soft cloth moistened with water. and take it with you. Take care of the battery pack by following the instructions described in “Important Notes on Using Battery Pack” in Chapter 3.
It operates in the range of 100 ∼ 240V AC. The AC adapter serves as a converter from AC (Alternating Current) to DC (Direct Current) power because your notebook runs on DC power. Connecting the AC adapter to another device can damage the adapter. The battery pack automatically recharges while your notebook is connected to AC power. 2. consult your dealer for the appropriate power cord. AC Adapter CAUTION: 1. but an electrical outlet usually provides AC power. Battery Operations 3-1 .Chapter 3 Battery Operations This chapter provides information on using the battery to get optimal performance when operating your notebook on battery power. The AC adapter is designed for use with your notebook only. The AC power cord supplied with your notebook is for use in the country where you purchased your notebook. If you plan to go overseas with the notebook.
Replace the battery only with the notebook manufacturer’s optional battery packs. 2. Recharging the Battery Pack To recharge the battery pack. Turn the notebook bottom side up. Make sure the notebook is not turned on or connected to AC power. If you often use the battery power for a long period of time while traveling. Discard used batteries according to the dealer’s instructions. For Liion batteries. you may consider the purchase of an additional battery pack from your dealer. For NiMH batteries. It is rechargeable using the AC adapter.Battery Pack The battery pack supplies power to your notebook when external power is not available. You are advised to keep the notebook power off while the battery is being recharged. it takes approximately 90 minutes to charge the battery pack to 80% capacity and one or two more hours to fully charge the battery pack. and keep it with you in a fully charged state as a backup. Replacing the Battery Pack WARNING: There is danger of explosion if the battery is incorrectly replaced. The battery is fully recharged when the green Battery Charge Indicator turns on. To replace the battery pack. During recharging. the Battery Charge Indicator ( ) on the notebook glows orange. follow these steps: 1. connect the AC adapter to the notebook and an electrical outlet. it takes approximately 90 minutes to fully charge a power-depleted battery pack when the notebook power is off. 3-2 Battery Operations .
Make sure the release latch is in the locked position. First push away the small locking latch (Figure 3-1 å) on the battery pack. Figure 3-1. Removing the Battery Pack 4.3. Battery Operations 3-3 . Install new battery pack into the compartment. then slide the locking latch (Figure 3-1 ) on the side of the notebook to unlock and lift (Figure 3-1 ê) the battery pack out of the compartment.
during recharging. you can fully discharge and recharge the battery several times to solve the problem. allow a 30-minute interval before you connect the AC adapter to recharge the battery. After the notebook has been fully recharged.Important Notes on Using a Battery Pack Recharging and Discharging • Recharging will not start if the battery’s temperature is below 0°C (32°F) or above 45°C (113°F) for NiMH batteries and 40°C (104°F) for Li-ion batteries. do not immediately disconnect and reconnect the AC adapter to charge it again. Also. 3-4 Battery Operations . do not disconnect the AC adapter before the battery has been fully charged. − When the battery is fully charged. • • • Problem Solving • If the difference between the actual operating time of a battery and the expected operating time is too large. the recharging will stop if the battery’s temperature gets above 60°C (140°F). Doing so may damage the battery. keep the notebook power o ff and wait until it is fully recharged. disconnect the AC adapter and allow a 30-minute interval before you begin to use the battery power. To avoid problems caused by temperatures. make sure the battery is not too hot before you begin to recharge or discharge the battery. − When the battery is being recharged. Do not leave the battery completely discharged for too long as this may affect the battery’s performance. During recharging. Follow these general guidelines: − When the battery is fully discharged. otherwise you will get a prematurely charged battery.
make sure you have turned off the notebook power. disconnect it from the electrical outlet first. • • • Maintaining • When you install a new battery. develop the habit of frequently saving your data to the hard drive or a diskette. fully charge and discharge the battery at least once and then fully charge the battery before you begin to use the battery power for the first time.) Do not store fully-charged NiMH battery packs in a bulky. Leave the battery pack in place unless you will replace it. densely packed condition. If you need to replace the battery pack. otherwise the battery pack will overheat and subsequently melt the plastic case. Protect your notebook from extremes in temperature. In case the battery’s pins get into touch with conductors. When you disconnect the AC adapter. the battery may become unusable as a result of short-circuit. (See “Environmental Specifications” in Appendix A for temperature range. • • Battery Operations 3-5 . keep it away from conductors such as metals and water. Do not attempt to disassemble the battery pack. To prevent data loss that may be caused by low battery. If you remove the battery pack.Operating and Handling • • Never remove the battery pack while it is in use. then from the notebook.
do not access the card during low battery periods. If you fail to save your data when the battery completely runs out of charge. you will lose your data. 3-6 Battery Operations . hard or diskette drives. the notebook will not be able to suspend to disk.Low Battery Signals and Actions Low Battery occurs when the battery has approximately 10% of its charge remaining. This is because the access may take longer than the time it takes the battery to run out of charge. thus making your access unsuccessful. CAUTION: 1. It will keep on beeping until you take action or until the battery runs out of charge. after two minutes the notebook will automatically suspend to disk and turn off. 2. 3. If you do not take any action. turning off the notebook. The remaining operating time depends on how you are using the notebook: if you are using the audio subsystem. the battery may quickly deplete its charge. If the suspend-to-disk partition does not exist or the “Suspend-toDisk” item is not set in the Setup Configuration Utility. or connecting the notebook to AC adapter. ( Immediately save your data upon the Low Battery warning. PC Card. Always respond to the Low Battery warning by suspending your notebook to disk. The notebook gives warning beeps and the battery charge indicator ) blinks red to alert you to take action. If you are using a flash PC card.
3. Connecting an External Monitor If you want the benefits of a larger color display screen. The monitor should respond by default. External Connections Connectors on the rear and side panels of the notebook allow you to connect external devices. Plug the monitor’s D-type signal connector to the notebook’s VGA port. Follow these steps to connect a monitor to your notebook: 1. 6. If not. marked as (Figure 1-3 #7).Chapter 4 System Expansion This chapter introduces the optional devices for your notebook provide instructions on how to install some of the devices. you can connect an external VGA-compatible monitor to your notebook. Open the cover on the rear of the notebook. Supplied with your notebook are several video utilities and drivers that offer extended video modes. See Figure 1-1 and Figure 1-3 for connector locations and the descriptions that follow. To use the monitor. Consult the monitor’s manual for instructions. you can switch the display to the monitor by pressing [Fn]+[F5]. turn on the monitor before turning on the notebook. Plug one end of the monitor's power cord into the power socket on the monitor and the other end to an electrical outlet. See Chapter 6 for additional information. 4. This section provides notes on using some of the connectors. Make sure the notebook is not turned on or connected to AC power. System Expansion 4-1 . 5. 2. Make sure that your monitor is configured for analog operation and that the voltage setting corresponds to that of the electrical outlet.
) 2. the internal TouchPad is automatically disabled. marked as (Figure 1-3 #8). follow these steps: 1. you can connect a PS/2compatible mouse or serial mouse to your notebook.Connecting an External Keyboard If you want the benefits of a full-size keyboard. marked as (Figure 1-3 #8). To use a serial mouse. To use an external keyboard. you can connect a PS/2compatible keyboard to your notebook. on the rear of the notebook. Connecting a Mouse If you want the benefits of an external mouse. To use a PS/2 mouse. marked as the rear of the notebook. you can use both the external keyboard and notebook keyboard at the same time. When an external mouse is connected. plug the keyboard cable into the PS/2 mouse/keyboard port. Make sure the notebook is not turned on or connected to AC power. (See “Components Menu” in Chapter 5 for information. When an external keyboard is connected. on the rear of the notebook. Plug the mouse cable into the serial port. Make sure the “COM Ports” item is set properly in the Setup Configuration Utility (SCU) program. plug the mouse cable into the PS/2 mouse/keyboard port. 3. (Figure 1-3 #6) on 4-2 System Expansion .
(See “Components Menu” in Chapter 5 for information. Follow the instructions supplied with the device.. cannot be used with your notebook. (See “Components Menu” in Chapter 5 for information.Connecting a Serial or Parallel Device On the rear of the notebook. marked as serial mouse or modem. In addition to following the instructions supplied with the device. take note of the following: • The IR port of the device to be connected must face the IR port of the notebook within the effective range. which are powered by serial or parallel ports. It features wide range of applications such as multiple connections (i. marked as .) To use a bi-directional or ECP/EPP-compliant parallel device. Make sure the “COM Ports” and “Ir Mode” items are set properly in the SCU program.e. The USB is specified to be an industry standard extension to the PC architecture. • • Connecting an Universal Serial Bus (USB) Device The USB port. respectively. within ±15-degrees angle and 1meter distance. peripherals composed of many functions). You can connect a serial device such as a and a parallel port. use a modem which is powered by its own internal battery or external AC power. or a parallel device such as parallel printer. support for concurrent operation of many devices) and compound devices (i. you can find a serial port (COM1). Instead. you will need third party software. • Connecting an Infrared (IR )Device The IR port (Figure 1-1 #2) on the right side of the notebook allows you to connect an IR device for wireless communications.) To take advantage of the IR communications. take note of the following: • • To use a serial device.) Portable modems.. marked as (Figure 1-3 #3). In addition to following the instructions supplied with the device. (See “Components Menu” in Chapter 5 for information.e. make sure that the “LPT Port” item is set accordingly in the SCU program.e. make sure the “COM Ports” item is set properly in the SCU program. . i. System Expansion 4-3 . on the rear of the notebook allows you to connect an USB device.
) 2.Internal Installation Installing a PC Card PC Cards. The PC Cards that conform to the PCMCIA 2. and PCMCIA Type III 1. 3. To insert a PC Card: 1. Locate the PC Card slot on the left side of the notebook. Slide the PC Card with its label facing up into the slot until the eject button pops out. full-motion video. provide various functions. Install the PCMCIA software. Typical PC Cards that utilize CardBus are graphic video. (To remove a PC Card. Examples are memory cards.) Figure 4-1. fax/modem cards. and high speed network cards. Installing a PC Card See the documentation supplied with your PC Card for further instructions. SCSI host bus. 4-4 System Expansion .1 standard can be used with your notebook. Open the display to access the slot. available in the market. and by employing PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) concepts.8-inch hard drive. CardBus is also supported by the PC Card slot. CardBus provides compatibility with 16-bit PC cards and extends performance and functionality by adding 32-bit data transfers. press the eject button. Contact your Compaq authorized dealer or reseller for a list of third party PC Cards qualified for this notebook. (See Chapter 6.
to avoid damage during the installation procedure. However.Notebook Upgrade You can upgrade your notebook by changing the CPU or adding memory for a maximum of 160MB (for 32MB models) or for a maximum of 192MB (for 64-MB models). Do not install the hardware yourself. you can have it installed. consult your Compaq authorized dealer or reseller for help. If your model does not have the modem option. System Expansion 4-5 .
Starting the SCU Program The SCU program is built into the system board. To run SCU. You want to modify some specific settings. Typical menu items include date and time. which is powered by a RTC backup battery. You want to restore the factory default settings. and IDE settings. 2.Chapter 5 Setup Configuration Utility This chapter provide instructions on how to configure your system using the Setup Configuration Utility (SCU). press [F10] during system startup. Special features include power saving and password settings. the types of disk drives. NOTE: 1. You may need to run SCU when: • • • You see an error message on the screen requesting you to run SCU. Setup Configuration Utility 5-1 . The SCU screen shots shown in this chapter are for your reference only. The settings information is stored in the CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) RAM. Introduction The SCU program allows you to configure the system BIOS settings. Those settings are vital for your notebook to identify the types of installed devices as well as to utilize special features. The actual items on your notebook may differ. The main SCU screen appears as shown in Figure 5-1. The SCU program may have been updated after the publication of this manual.
2F8. Addr 378. If you open a pull-down menu and select an item that provides multiple options. and submenu. there are three levels: menu title. Using the TouchPad/Mouse Using the TouchPad or mouse is recommended. a submenu will pop up and let you make further selections. IRQ 4 COM2. you will need to select with the arrow keys. Each menu title contains a pull-down menu. For most items. which lists the titles of the available menus. you can use both the TouchPad/mouse and keyboard. the window will provide more detailed description of the item. Main SCU Screen The SCU screen is divided into three areas: • On the top line of the screen is the menu bar. For some items. The bottom window provides alternative information. simply move the pointer with the TouchPad/mouse and left-click on the intended item.44 Mb None 2067 MB 0 MB 0 MB 0 MB COM1. When a menu item is highlighted. which displays items for settings. It is more straightforward than using the keyboard.Startup Memory Disks Components Power Exit Floppy Drive A Floppy Drive B Hard Drive C Hard Drive D Hard Drive E Hard Drive F Serial Port 1 Serial Port 2 Parallel Port = = = = = = = = = 1. • • Moving Around and Making Selections You must go through two or three levels to complete the setting for an item. To move around and make selections. In most cases. To cancel your selection. The middle section of the screen displays current settings of the system. 5-2 Setup Configuration Utility . Normally it gives the keyboard/mouse instructions for moving around and making selections. pull-down menu. click the right button. 3F8. IRQ 3 LPT1. IRQ 7 CPU Clock = 350 MHz Base Extended Shadow Reserved Total RAM Cache (Ext) = 640 KB = 56320 KB = 64 KB = 320 KB = 57344 KB = 1024 KB Figure 5-1.
Using the Keyboard
Keyboard information can be found at the bottom of the screen. You can also use the shortcut key, which is highlighted in a different color on the screen. Described below is the general procedure to complete a setting by use of the keyboard: 2/! Select a menu title with the left/right arrow key and press [Enter] to pull down the menu. You can directly pull down a menu by pressing [Alt] and the shortcut key. 3/! From the pull-down menu, select an item with the up/down arrow key and press [Enter] to access the submenu or change the setting. The submenu displays further options that you can select. 4/! For most menu items, pressing the [Tab] key will jump from one item to another, thus allowing you to go through the items quickly. To confirm the changes you make, press [Enter] or select the OK button. To cancel the changes, press [Esc] or select the Cancel button.
The Startup pull-down menu, as shown below, contains some basic configuration and password settings of the system.
Startup Date and Time √ Fast Boot Boot Device Set Admin password Set User Password
Setup Configuration Utility
The following tables describe in sequence all the items of the Startup menu.
Date and Time
The “Date and Time” item sets the system date and time. When this item is selected, the submenu will display as shown below.
Day Month Year 17 11 1999 Hour Minute Second 12 20 01
The “Fast Boot” item, when enabled, speeds up the booting procedure by bypassing the memory test. When this item is selected, no submenu will display. A check mark ( √) indicates Enabled; an underline (_) indicates Disabled. The default setting is Enabled.
The “Boot Device” item sets the sequence of booting device. When this item is selected, the submenu will display as shown below.
( ) Hard Disk C ( ) CD-ROM Drive (•) Diskette A (•) Hard Disk C ( ) CD-ROM Drive ( ) Diskette A ( ) Hard Disk C (•) CD-ROM Drive ( ) Diskette A
The default setting is Diskette A ¡ Hard Disk C ¡ CD-ROM Drive. NOTE: If you set all booting options to the same device (say, Hard Disk C), then the notebook will try to boot from that device only.
Setup Configuration Utility
Set Admin Password
This item lets you set up administrator-level password. When this item is selected, the submenu will display as shown below.
Enter old ADMIN password: . . . . . Enter new ADMIN password: . . . . . Verify new ADMIN password: . . . . . [X] Boot System [X] Enter SCU
You can directly enter the new password if no password has previously existed. If a password has been previously set up, you have to enter the correct old password before setting up a new one. In either case, you have to enter the new password twice to complete the setting. NOTE: 1. If you want to clear a previous password, you can enter the old password and leave the following fields blank. 2. The administrator password is required for booting and e ntering SCU, so the “Verify password when…” setting can not be changed.
Set User Password
This item lets you set up user-level password. When this item is selected, the submenu will display as shown below.
Enter old User password: . . . . . Enter new User password: . . . . . Verify new User password: . . . . . [X] Boot System [ ] Enter SCU [ ] Resume System
Setup Configuration Utility
the submenu will display as shown below. Memory Cache Systems Cache Systems This menu item lets you to enable or disable the usage of the L2 cache memory. 2. only one password is required to boot the system. the password is required only when the system is restored from “Suspend-to-disk” status. 3.e. you have to enter the administrator password.The procedure to set up the user password is the same as “Set Admin Password”. allows you to change the settings for memory usage. as shown below. If the “Resume System” item is checked. 4. 5-6 Setup Configuration Utility . 5. no item is checked). If both the administrator and user passwords are set up. the password will not be set up. if you do not specify any “Verify password when…” condition (i. ( ) Disabled (•) Enabled The default setting is Enabled. You can not set up the user password unless the administrator password has been set up. When this item is selected. The user password only allows you to browse the settings. When setting the user password. NOTE: 1. To modify the SCU settings. Memory Menu The Memory pull-down menu.
When this item is selected. the submenu displays as shown below. When this item is selected. Diskette Drives This item sets the type of the diskette drive. Internal HDC The “Internal HDC” item sets if an internal hard drive is present. The default setting is Enabled. The default setting is Enabled. A check mark ( √) indicates Enabled. no submenu will display. Internal FDC The “Internal FDC” item sets if an internal floppy drive is present. When this item is selected. an underline (_) indicates Disabled. ( ) None (•) 1.44 Mb. Setup Configuration Utility 5-7 .44 Mb The default setting is 1.Disks Menu The Disks pull-down menu contains settings which configure the diskette drive and hard drive of your system. A check mark ( √) indicates Enabled. no submenu will display. as well as a “Virus Alert” option. Disks √ Internal FDC Diskette Drives √ Internal HDC IDE Settings _ Virus Alert The followings describe in sequence all the items of the Disks menu. an underline (_) indicates Disabled.
5-8 Setup Configuration Utility . if enabled. when enabled. allows you to use hard disk with large capacity.IDE Settings The “IDE Settings” item sets the type of the hard disk drive in your system. The “HDD Block transfer” item. an underline (_) indicates Disabled. The default setting is Disabled. This effect is more noticeable under DOS system. A check mark ( √) indicates Enabled. no submenu will display. allows you to have better data transfer rate. gives warning messages if the hard disk boot sector (partition table) has been changed. The default setting is Enabled. The “I/O 32 bit transfer” item. The default setting is Ultra DMA-33. if enabled. the submenu will display as shown below. When this item is selected. The default setting is Enabled. ( ) ( ) ( ) (•) Standard Fast PIO Multiword DMA Ultra DMA-33 ( ) Disabled (•) Enabled ( ) Disabled (•) Enabled The “HDD Timing” item sets the data transmit mode of the hard drive. When this item is selected. Virus Alert The “Virus Alert” item.
(•) IrDA (HPSIR) ( ) ASK IR 3F8. COM4. COM2. Components COM Ports LPT Port √ Keyboard Numlock Keyboard Repeat The followings describe in sequence all the items of the Components menu. COM4. allows you to change the settings for various components. 2F8. COM A is assigned to RS-232 (the serial port).Components Menu The Components pull-down menu. as shown below. COM3. ( ) (•) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) (•) ( ) ( ) None COM1. When this item is selected. 2E8. 2F8. IRQ4 IRQ3 IRQ4 IRQ3 In general. COM3. Setup Configuration Utility 5-9 . 3E8. None COM1. IRQ4 IRQ3 IRQ4 IRQ3 3F8. 2E8. COM2. COM B is assigned to IR function. 3E8. You can further select the IR mode in “Mode Setting for COM B” item. COM Ports The “COM Ports” item sets the settings of COM Port A and B. the submenu will display as shown below.
When this item is selected.7 Your system supports EPP (Enhanced Parallel Port) and ECP (Extended Capabilities Port) standards which turn the standard parallel port into a high speed bi-directional peripheral port. ( ) (•) ( ) ( ) None LPT1. If you select ECP item. However. IRQ5 LPT3. an underline (_) indicates Disabled. you can further choose which DMA channel to use. Keyboard Numlock The “Keyboard Numlock” item sets if the numeric keypad will function. When this item is selected. A check mark ( √) indicates Enabled.LPT Port The “LPT Port” item sets the settings of LPT port. Addr 278. the submenu will display as shown below. no submenu will display. Addr 3BC. you can only activate the numeric keypad by holding down the [Fn] key first. 5-10 Setup Configuration Utility . Addr 378. IRQ7 ( ) ( ) ( ) (•) Standard AT (Centronics) Bidirectional (PS-2) Enhanced Parallel (EPP) Extended Capabilities (ECP) ( ) DMA 0 ( ) DMA 1 (•) DMA 3 EPP Type: EPP 1. NOTE: If you disable this option. even when the Num Lock indicator is on. The default setting is Enabled. IRQ7 LPT2. an externally-connected keyboard is not affected by this feature.
Power √ Enable Power Saving Timeout Settings Suspend Controls _ Ring Resume Resume Timer Advance CPU Controls The followings describe in sequence all the items of the Power menu.Keyboard Repeat The “Keyboard Repeat” item sets the repeat rate and delay time of key strokes. A check mark ( √) indicates Enabled. Power Menu The Power pull-down menu. an underline (_) indicates Disabled. If this item is disabled. Setup Configuration Utility 5-11 . NOTE: Some operation systems. such as Windows98. When this item is selected. Timeout Settings This item lets you set up the timeout functions for power saving purpose. The default setting is Enabled. all Power menu items except “Suspend Controls” will be automatically disabled. while the “Key Delay” item sets the delaying time between key repeats. the submenu will display as shown below. When this item is selected. contains the Power Management settings which help save power. no submenu will display. have built-in APM/ACPI configurations which could possibly override these settings. Enable Power Saving The “Enable Power Saving” item is the master control for the Power Management features. ( ) ( ) (•) ( ) ( ) ( ) 2 cps 6 cps 10 cps 15 cps 20 cps 30 cps ( ) (•) ( ) ( ) 1/4 sec 1/2 sec 3/4 sec 1 sec The “Key Repeat Rate” sets the repeat rate when you hold down a key. as shown below.
Video Timeout: Disk Timeout: Global Timeout: Monitor Video Activity: Suspend Timeout: Suspend-to-disk: Always On 1. 8 Min. and Always On. The available options are 30 Sec. 1 Min. Global Timeout The “Global Timeout” item sets the time-out period for the whole system to power down if it is not in use during the set period. 15 Min. If enabled. any activity on the screen (such as showing a movie title) will prevent the monitor from powering down. 2 Min. 4 Min. Monitor Video Activity The “Monitor Video Activity” item sets if the video activity will be monitored.5 Min. 2 Min.0 Min 1 Min Disabled Never Never The followings describe in sequence all the items of this submenu. The available options are Enabled and Disabled. 2 Min. the submenu will display as shown below. The hard disk will power up again when next accessed. 16 Min. The monitor will power up again when any key is pressed. 6 Min. The system will power up again when any key is pressed. 12 Min. and Always On. The available options are 30 Sec. 1. 10 Min. Disk Timeout The “Disk Timeout” item sets the time-out period for the hard drive to power down if it is not in use during the set period. Video Timeout The “Video Timeout” item sets the time-out period for the monitor to power down if it is not in use during the set period. 5-12 Setup Configuration Utility .When this item is selected. 5 Min. and Always On. The available options are 1 Min.
The system will wake up from Suspendto-RAM mode when a key is pressed. can also wake up the system from Suspend-to-RAM mode. When Suspend-to-Disk mode is initiated. The available options are 1 Min. 30 Min. If the timing of this item is shorter than that of “Suspend Timeout”. The Suspend mode is determined by the “Suspend Type” item in the “Suspend Controls” submenu. 30 Min. “Resume Timer” and “Ring Resume” items. When Suspend-to-RAM mode is initiated. When Suspend-to-Disk mode is initiated. the system will directly enter Suspend-to-disk mode if staying inactive for the timing. 5 Min. 10 Min. 5 Min. It can be Suspend-to-RAM or Suspend-to-Disk. and Never. The available options are 1 Min. NOTE: This item functions regardless of the “Suspend Timeout” setting and the “Suspend Type” setting in the “Suspend Controls” submenu. the system preserves all the running application programs as a file in a “suspend-to-disk partition” on the hard disk and then turns off automatically. 20 Min. several subsystems will enter standby or power-off mode to conserve power. 20 Min.Suspend Timeout The “Suspend Timeout” item sets the time-out period for the system to enter suspend mode if it is not in use during the pre-set period. 10 Min. if enabled. Setup Configuration Utility 5-13 . the system preserves all the running application programs as a file in a “suspend-to-disk partition” on the hard disk and then turns off automatically. Suspend-to-disk The “Suspend-to-disk” item sets the time-out period for the system to enter suspend-to-disk mode if it is not in use during the set period. and Never.
an underline (_) indicates Disabled. Ring Resume The “Ring Resume” item enables or disables the system’s waking up from Suspend-to-RAM mode when the modem receives an incoming call. 5-14 Setup Configuration Utility . you can turn off the power by pressing the button for 5 seconds. no submenu will display. When this item is selected. Power Button Function This item sets the function of the power button. The available options are Power On/Off and Suspend/Resume. Suspend Type This item sets the suspend mode the system will enter if it stays inactive for the timing set in the “Suspend Timeout” item (see “Suspend Timeout” in “Timeout Settings” menu). NOTE: When this item is set to “Suspend/Resume”. the submenu will display as shown below. Power Button Function: Lid Switch Function: Power On/Off Blank LCD ( ) Suspend To Disk (•) Suspend To RAM The followings describe in sequence all the items of this submenu.Suspend Controls The “Suspend Controls” item lets you micromanage several suspend features. A check mark ( √) indicates Enabled. The default setting is Disabled. The available options are Blank LCD and Suspend/Resume. Lid Switch Function This item sets the sequential event when the top cover is closed while power is on. When this item is selected. The available options are Suspend To Disk and Suspend To RAM.
When this item is selected. Clock Run Enable This item sets if the system can take advantage of the southbridge chipset to help data transmit. the CPU can still reach its full speed if the system is under a heavy job load.25-62. Clock Control Mechanism: Thermal Throttle: Clock Run Enable: 56. The available options range from 6% to full speed (Disabled). the submenu will display as shown below. The default setting is Disabled. Clock Control Mechanism This item sets the CPU activity under normal condition. When this item is selected. Advance CPU Controls This item lets you further set up advanced CPU functions. Note that although this item sets the usage of CPU resource. Thermal Throttle The “Thermal Throttle” item sets if the CPU speed will be throttled down when its temperature is too high. thus reducing the job load of the CPU The default setting is Enabled. Setup Configuration Utility 5-15 . Alarm Resume: Resume Month Resume Day Resume Hour Resume Minute Disabled 8 8 12 0 The default setting is Disabled.Resume Timer The “Resume Timer” item sets the date and time the system will resume from suspend mode.5% Enabled Enabled The followings describe in sequence all the items of this submenu. The threshold limit value is about 67 °C. The default setting is Enabled. the submenu will display as shown below.
displays ways of exiting SCU. Exit Save and Reboot Exit (No Save) Default Settings Restore Settings Version Info Descriptions of the Exit choices are: Choices Save and Reboot Exit (No Save) Default Settings Restore Settings Version Info Descriptions Save changes and reboot the system. Exit without saving the changes you have made. Restore previous values for all the items. you must save and exit SCU so that the settings can take effect. Show BIOS version information. After finished with your settings. as shown below. Load factory default values for all the items. 5-16 Setup Configuration Utility .Exit Menu The Exit pull-down menu.
Installing the Chipset Driver This driver allows the notebook to recognize the VIA chipset on the system board. Descriptions of available options are also provided. Please note that when a directory is being specified. Read this chapter thoroughly and install all necessary drivers according to your system. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation. Doubleclick on the “Setup. To install the driver. README files can always be found on the utility CD-ROM.exe” file and the installation will start. the CD-ROM drive is always referred as drive D.exe” under d:\Bridge\Setup\ directory. It is highly recommended that you install the drivers in the sequence as they appear in this chapter. 2. beginning with the chipset driver. The actual condition may differ. To install this driver. The CD-ROM may have been updated after this manual was published. NOTE: 1.exe” file and the installation will start. Double-click on the “Setup. Installing the IRQ Driver This driver is to ensure better system resource management and that no IRQ conflict will occur. How to Install the Drivers The utility CD-ROM provides all the drivers you need to get the notebook running. specify the file “Setup. Refer to the READEM files together with this manual. thus enabling various functions such as power management. so that you can utilize the feature functions of your notebook. specify the file “Setup. Software Drivers and Utilities 6-1 .Chapter 6 Software Drivers and Utilities This chapter provides installation instructions on required drivers and useful programs for Microsoft Windows 98 and Windows 2000 Professional systems.exe” under d:\IRQ\ directory.
Double-click on the “Setup. 5. Installing the USB Driver This driver allows you to take advantage of the Universal Serial Bus function.1" panel).5. then press “Update Drivers” button. When you are prompted to select drivers. 6-2 Software Drivers and Utilities . 1. Select “Drivers” tag. 6. You have to manually adjust your monitor type as laptop 1024X786 (13.Installing the AGP Driver The VIA AGP VxD Driver supports the functions compliant with Microsoft AGP software specification Rev 1.3" panel) or 800X600 (12. specify the file “Setup.exe” file and the installation will start.inf”.exe” under d:\USB\ directory. 3. Insert the driver CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. Double-click on the “Setup. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation. To install the driver. 4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation. NOTE: According to dual-view specification. Select “Device Manager” tag.exe” file and the installation will start. 2. specify the file “Setup. Installing the VGA Driver The VGA driver allows your notebook to display vivid images with richer colors. specify the path “d:\Vga\Win9x\” and choose the file “trid55. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation. unfold “Display Adapters” list. Follow these steps to install the VGA driver. Right-click on “My Computer” icon and choose “Properties” item. you will find two unidentified monitors on your device list after installing the VGA driver.exe” under d:\AGP\Setup\ directory. highlight the adapter from the list and press “Properties” button. To install the driver.
1. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation. Right-click on “My Computer” icon and choose “Properties” item. When you are prompted to select drivers.Installing the PCMCIA Driver This driver allows you to take advantage of the PCMCIA device.inf”. 6. Software Drivers and Utilities 6-3 . Follow these steps to install the driver. Right-click on “My Computer” icon and choose “Properties” item. specify the path “d:\Audio\Win9x\” and choose the file “Viaudio. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation. 1. then press “Update Drivers” button. 2. and press “Properties” button. Select “Drivers” tag. then press “Update Drivers” button. Select “Drivers” tag. Select “Device Manager” tag. Insert the driver CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. Installing the Audio Driver The audio driver enables your notebook to produce realistic sound effect. highlight the item from the list and press “Properties” button. 4. 3. 3. specify the path “d:\PCMCIA\” and choose the file “PCMCIA. 2.inf”. 5. 5. Select “Device Manager” tag. unfold “PCMCIA Socket” list. Follow these steps to install the audio driver. Insert the driver CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive When you are prompted to select drivers. 4. unfold “PCI Multimedia Audio Device” list. 6.
If you do not specify the parameter. your hard drive is not yet partitioned by the FDISK program. Insert the driver CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. If any partition exists. Select “Drivers” tag. 6-4 Software Drivers and Utilities . then press “Update Drivers” button. To utilize the program. When you are prompted to select drivers. The command is useful only when you are backing up the data in the hard drive.inf”. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation. That is. If it is not created and you want to create the partition yourself. 1. 3. The 0VMAKFIL. 5.EXE utility program allows you to create the suspend-to-disk partition in your hard drive. You can clear the contents of the partition using the 0VMAKFIL -C command. 4. 0VMAKFIL Utility CAUTION: Check with your Compaq authorized dear or reseller to find out if the suspend-to-disk partition is already created. make sure that your hard drive is empty. follow this command syntax: 0VMAKFIL -Pnn where nn specifies the size (in MB) of the partition. highlight the item from the list and press “Properties” button.Installing the Modem Driver This driver allows you to take advantage of the modem card. you must use the FDISK program to delete all partitions before you can use the 0VMAKFIL utility. 6. 2. You can locate the file under the \Utility directory on the CD-ROM. Right-click on “My Computer” icon and choose “Properties” item. Follow these steps to install the driver. unfold “Modem” list. The extra 8MB is for the overhead of the program and data held in video memory. You can have the size larger than your current system memory size for future upgrade of your memory. Select “Device Manager” tag. which is required for the Suspend-to-Disk function of your notebook. the default size will be your system RAM plus 8MB. specify the path “d:\MDC\” and choose the file “Slamrwd.
security.3V 144pin-DIMM of SDRAM module (model dependent) Cache Memory Internal 256KB L2 (only on models with a K6-3 processor). Memory. calendar. CD-ROM Drive ATAPI IDE 24X CD-ROM TouchPad Compatible with PS/2 mouse Real-Time Clock/Calendar 128 Bytes. with battery backup • • • • • • • • • Specifications A-1 . video.Appendix A Specifications NOTE: The specifications are subject to change without notice. 2. 135TPI. internal 128KB L2 (only on models with a K6-2+ processor) on-die cache. integrated power conservation mode Notebook Keyboard Microsoft Windows compatible keyboard. ask your Compaq authorized dealer or reseller. supporting boot block. 5. expandable to192 or 160MB with one 3. a special Fn (Function) key Diskette Disk Drive 3. and configuration information. numeric keypad.0-GB or higher . K6-2+ or K6-3 series processor Note: For the latest information on the processor supported by your notebook. External 512KB cache memory only on models with a K6-3 processor (model dependent) ROM BIOS 256KB Flash EEPROM. double sided. total formatted capacity 1. 6.2MB support Hard Drive Enhanced-IDE. stored in CMOS RAM. with 3 mode 1. and Main Components • System Processor AMD K6-2. setup.1-inch HPA or TFT SVGA (800 x 600) color LCD. Notebook. 12 function keys.0-GB.5-inch.5-inch. and power management Display 12. • RAM 64MB or 32MB SDRAM on-board.44MB. providing system clock.
1/JEIDA 4. UR18650 type.1 specifications along with ExCA extension and PC CARD standard.5V. AGP 2X mode. 9 cells. up to 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution Parallel Port Standard/ECP/EPP parallel communication interface with a DB-25 female connector Serial Ports COM1 and COM2 assigned to two of the followings: − RS-232C communication interface with a 9-pin D-type shell connector − Fax/Modem Card − IrDA 1. frequency 50∼60Hz Output voltage DC 18. with over-current and overcharging protection Battery Pack − NiMH. fully compatible with Microsoft Windows Sound System. one PC Card slot for one Type I.2V per cell (standard) − Li-ion. 4/3 AU type.0/ASK communication interface Auxiliary Device Port A 6-pin miniature DIN connector for a PS/2-compatible keyboard or mouse PC Card Slots Compliant with PCMCIA 2. supports TFT/DSTN LCD panel.Interfaces and Controllers • VGA Controller High performance flat panel CRT/LCD VGA controller. 3. 1. legacy compatible with DOS sound system • • • • • Power Source • AC Adapter Switched power supply with a separate AC power cord. 8 cells. full range voltage between 100V∼240V.7V per cell (optional) • Environmental Specifications Temperature Range Operating Storage 10o C (50o F) to 35o C (95o F) 0oC (32oF) to 60oC (140o F) Relative Humidity 20% to 80% non-condensing 10% to 90% non-condensing A-2 Specifications . Type II or Type III application supporting CardBus Audio Subsystem Supports 3D sound and wavetable capacity.
Check the exterior of the notebook first. Common Problems When you encounter a problem. • • The power button does not respond to a light touch. for example. look for loose or disconnected cables. the screen is blank. or you get an error message during the Power-On Self Test (POST). the notebook cannot recognize the disk drives. and any power switches that may affect your notebook. If the notebook has been connected to any peripheral devices. You will know you have a hardware problem if. Connect the AC adapter.Appendix B Troubleshooting This appendix is designed to help you find and solve minor problems that you may encounter using the notebook. Troubleshooting Approach The problems that you might encounter can be divided into two basic categories: hardware and software. begin by performing a careful visual inspection. A few common problems and suggested solutions are presented in the examples which follow. the plug and power cord. the battery may be discharged. Press the button firmly. Problem: The power button does not function. If you encounter a software error. contact your Compaq authorized dealer or reseller. check the battery charge or electrical outlet. If no indicators are on. Hardware problems can be further divided into being of an electrical or a mechanical nature. and refer to the appropriate manual for possible remedies. If you are using battery power. If you still have a problem after trying all the suggested remedies in this appendix. Software problems can occur at several levels. try to determine if the error message is from your operating system or from an application program. Both your operating system and your software application programs are capable of generating errors and error messages. Troubleshooting B-1 .
If you can’t write to a diskette. insert a bootable diskette and check the integrity of your hard disk drive. • • • The diskette is not yet formatted. Check the SCU program to ensure that the drive types are correctly identified. contact your Compaq authorized service provider to replace the RTC battry. • Because of limitations of the LCD technology. the diskette may be write-protected. If the AC power indicator is not on. If you can’t write to a diskette. Turn the notebook off. the plugs and power cords. check the electrical outlet. If you are using a battery pack. • • • You may have inserted a non-bootable diskette in the diskette drive. Problem: The message “non-system disk” or “disk error” appears on the screen after you turn on the system. bad pixels may appear on the screen. the diskette may be full.Problem: The screen is blank. wait a few seconds. Remove the diskette. and that it is installed correctly. If the date and time are still incorrect. • • • • • • Press the spacebar to see if any power management feature has blanked the screen to save power. The inspection standard generally agreed in the LCD industry allows a maximum of 8 bad pixels on an unit. make sure it has a charge remaining. Check to ensure that the write-protect tab covers the detection hole. Reset the notebook by pressing the [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Delete] keys. If this message is issued when you attempt to boot from your hard disk drive. and then turn the notebook back on. Problem: Bad pixels appear on the display screen. Use another diskette. Check the brightness and contrast controls for your display. Problem: The diskette drive cannot read or write a diskette. Problem: The date and/or time is incorrect. • • Correct the date and time using the SCU program or your operating system. or could be corrupted. B-2 Troubleshooting .
If this happens. • For safety reasons. Problem: Distorted sound is produced. set the COM1 part of “COM Port” item to Disabled. Problem: The PC Card which uses the COM interface does not function. set the COM2 part of the “COM Port” item to Disabled. • Recharging will not start if the battery’s temperature is below 0°C (32°F) or above 40°C (104°F). Make sure the battery’s temperature is within the range. e. If your PC Card uses COM3.. several factors can stop the recharging. If you use the notebook during recharging for more than 4 hours. high settings can cause the audio electronics to distort the sound. Check if software-dependent volume control is set too low. Problem: No sound is produced. Problem: The battery cannot be recharged.Problem: The battery cannot be fully recharged. If your PC Card uses COM4. To avoid problems caused by the temperature factor. • The card may be attempting to use COM3 or COM4 ports in a manner that conflicts with the COM1 or COM2 port being used by another device. • Ensure the volume control is not set too high or too low. when the battery’s temperature gets above 40°C (104°F) or the recharging time exceeds 4 hours. you are advised to keep the notebook power off during recharging. You may be able to resolve the conflict by running the SCU program to change the COM port settings.g. To avoid problems caused by the time factor. Troubleshooting B-3 . you can disconnect and then reconnect the AC adapter to start the recharging again. make sure the battery does not get too hot. • • Confirm the audio driver is installed. the recharging will stop no matter whether the battery has been fully recharged or not. In most cases.
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