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Preface

Notice
The company reserves the right to revise this publication or to change its contents without notice. Information contained herein is for reference only and does not constitute a commitment on the part of the manufacturer or any subsequent vendor. They assume no responsibility or liability for any errors or inaccuracies that may appear in this publication nor are they in anyway responsible for any loss or damage resulting from the use (or misuse) of this publication. This publication and any accompanying software may not, in whole or in part, be reproduced, translated, transmitted or reduced to any machine readable form without prior consent from the vendor, manufacturer or creators of this publication, except for copies kept by the user for backup purposes. Brand and product names mentioned in this publication may or may not be copyrights and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. They are mentioned for identification purposes only and are not intended as an endorsement of that product or its manufacturer. ©July 2008

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there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.Preface FCC Statement (Federal Communications Commission) This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device. pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. II . Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. This equipment generates. Warning Use only shielded cables to connect I/O devices to this equipment. uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and. may cause harmful interference to radio communications. if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions. You are cautioned that changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer for compliance with the above standards could void your authority to operate the equipment. the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: • • • • Re orient or relocate the receiving antenna. which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. Consult the service representative or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. However.

Do not dispose of batteries in a fire. 2.42A OR 18. Avoid using this equipment with a telephone line (other than a cordless type) during an electrical storm. TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE. There may be a remote risk of electrical shock from lightning. 26 AWG OR LARGER. 3. 5. They may explode. to reduce the risk of fire. Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak. DC Output 19V.5A). TELECOMMUNICATION LINE CORD This Computer’s Optical Device is a Laser Class 1 Product III . including those listed below. in a wet basement or near a swimming pool. 50 . This product is intended to be supplied by a Listed Power Unit (Full Range AC/DC Adapter – AC Input 100 240V. CAUTION Always disconnect all telephone lines from the wall outlet before servicing or disassembling this equipment.5V. 3. kitchen sink or laundry tub. 4. 3. Check with local codes for possible special disposal instructions. Do not use this product near water. wash bowl.60Hz. for example near a bath tub. USE ONLY NO. Use only the power cord and batteries indicated in this manual. and injury to persons when using any electrical equipment: 1. electric shock.Preface IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Follow basic safety precautions.

This is an electrical appliance. Don’t use or store the computer in a humid environment. follow these suggestions: 1. and don’t overheat it. 2. If the computer falls. Do not place the computer on any surface that will block the Vents/Fan Intakes. the case and the components could be damaged. To prevent this. IV . If water or any other liquid gets into it.Preface Instructions for Care and Operation The notebook computer is quite rugged. Do not place anything heavy on the computer. the computer could be badly damaged. Do not place it on an unstable surface. Do not expose it to excessive heat or direct sunlight. Do not expose the computer to any shock or vibration. but it can be damaged. Don’t drop it. Keep it dry. Do not leave it in a place where foreign matter or moisture may affect the system. Keep the computer and power supply away from any kind of heating element. or expose it to shock.

Remember to periodically save your data as data may be lost if the battery is depleted. These can hinder proper performance and damage your data. Keep the computer away from high capacity transformers. Unplug the power cord before attaching peripheral devices.Preface 3. electric motors. Do not turn off any peripheral devices when the computer is on. Do not turn off the power until you properly shut down all programs. Do not disassemble the computer by yourself. 4. Avoid interference. 5. Perform routine maintenance on your computer. Take care when using peripheral devices. Follow the proper working procedures for the computer. and other strong magnetic fields. Use only approved brands of peripherals. V . Shut the computer down properly and don’t forget to save your work.

Do not place heavy objects on the power cord. • Make sure the socket and any extension cord(s) you use can support the total current load of all the connected devices. do not defeat its purpose. Do not use the power cord if it is broken. The third prong is an important safety feature. • Before cleaning the computer.e. consult your service representative or local power company. make sure that you have turned off the power. • When you want to unplug the power cord. be sure to disconnect it by the plug head.Preface Power Safety The computer has specific power requirements: • Only use a power adapter approved for use with this computer. VI . It is advisable to also remove your battery in order to prevent accidentally turning the machine on. and disconnected all peripherals and cables (including telephone lines). • The power adapter may have either a 2-prong or a 3-prong grounded plug. uninterrupted power supply. If you do not have access to a compatible outlet. Do not plug in the power cord if you are wet. If you are unsure of your local power specifications. make sure it is disconnected from any external power supplies (i. have a qualified electrician install one. AC/DC adapter or car adapter). not by its wire. • Your AC/DC adapter may be designed for international travel but it still requires a steady. Power Safety Warning Before you undertake any upgrade procedures.

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Battery Precautions
• Only use batteries designed for this computer. The wrong battery type may explode, leak or damage the computer. • Do not remove any batteries from the computer while it is powered on. • Do not continue to use a battery that has been dropped, or that appears damaged (e.g. bent or twisted) in any way. Even if the computer continues to work with a damaged battery in place, it may cause circuit damage, which may possibly result in fire. • Recharge the batteries using the notebook’s system. Incorrect recharging may make the battery explode. • Do not try to repair a battery pack. Refer any battery pack repair or replacement to your service representative or qualified service personnel. • Keep children away from, and promptly dispose of a damaged battery. Always dispose of batteries carefully. Batteries may explode or leak if exposed to fire, or improperly handled or discarded. • Keep the battery away from metal appliances. • Affix tape to the battery contacts before disposing of the battery. • Do not touch the battery contacts with your hands or metal objects.

Battery Disposal & Caution The product that you have purchased contains a rechargeable battery. The battery is recyclable. At the end of its useful life, under various state and local laws, it may be illegal to dispose of this battery into the municipal waste stream. Check with your local solid waste officials for details in your area for recycling options or proper disposal. Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Discard used battery according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

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Cleaning
Do not apply cleaner directly to the computer; use a soft clean cloth. Do not use volatile (petroleum distillates) or abrasive cleaners on any part of the computer.

Servicing
Do not attempt to service the computer yourself. Doing so may violate your warranty and expose you and the computer to electric shock. Refer all servicing to authorized service personnel. Unplug the computer from the power supply. Then refer servicing to qualified service personnel under any of the following conditions:
• • • • • When the power cord or AC/DC adapter is damaged or frayed. If the computer has been exposed to rain or other liquids. If the computer does not work normally when you follow the operating instructions. If the computer has been dropped or damaged (do not touch the poisonous liquid if the LCD panel breaks). If there is an unusual odor, heat or smoke coming from your computer.

Removal Warning When removing any cover(s) and screw(s) for the purposes of device upgrade, remember to replace the cover(s) and screw(s) before turning the computer on.

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Travel Considerations
Packing
As you get ready for your trip, run through this list to make sure the system is ready to go:
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Check that the battery pack and any spares are fully charged. Power off the computer and peripherals. Close the display panel and make sure it’s latched. Disconnect the AC/DC adapter and cables. Stow them in the carrying bag. The AC/DC adapter uses voltages from 100 to 240 volts so you won’t need a second voltage adapter. However, check with your travel agent to see if you need any socket adapters. Put the notebook in its carrying bag and secure it with the bag’s straps. If you’re taking any peripherals (e.g. a printer, mouse or digital camera), pack them and those devices’ adapters and/or cables. Anticipate customs - Some jurisdictions may have import restrictions or require proof of ownership for both hardware and software. Make sure your “papers” are handy.

Power Off Before Traveling Make sure that your notebook is completely powered off before putting it into a travel bag (or any such container). Putting a notebook which is powered on in a travel bag may cause the Vents/Fan Intakes to be blocked. To prevent your computer from overheating make sure nothing blocks the Vent/Fan Intakes while the computer is in use.

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If you move quickly from a cold to a warm location. Get power where you can . If you stow the notebook in an overhead compartment. don’t let it out of your sight. In some areas. follow them.Pass your computer and disks around the devices. Avoid knocking the computer against hard objects. keep these points in mind: Hand-carry the notebook .Devices such as metal detectors & X-ray machines can damage the computer.Preface On the Road In addition to the general safety and maintenance suggestions in this preface.For security.If an electrical outlet is available. and Chapter 8: Troubleshooting.Most airlines have regulations about the use of computers and other electronic devices in flight. water vapor can condense inside the computer. make sure it’s secure. Wait a few minutes before turning it on so that any moisture can evaporate. Contents may shift and/or fall out when the compartment is opened. Ask security officials to hand-inspect them (you may be asked to turn it on). floppy disks. use the AC/DC adapter and keep your battery(ies) charged. hard disk. These restrictions are for your safety. and other media. computer theft is very common. X . Fly safely . Beware of Electromagnetic fields . Baggage handlers may not be sufficiently careful. Note: Some airports also scan luggage with these devices. They may also destroy any stored data . Don’t check it with “normal” luggage. Keep it dry .

• Take periodic breaks when you work at the computer for long periods of time. Improper work habits can result in discomfort or serious injury from repetitive strain to your hands. Keep your forearms.Preface Developing Good Work Habits Developing good work habits is important if you need to work in front of the computer for long periods of time. • Use a chair with a back and adjust it to support your lower back comfortably. Place your feet flat on the floor or on a footrest if necessary. hips and elbows form approximately 90-degree angles when you are working. • Stretch and exercise your body several times a day. XI . • Take periodic breaks if you are using the computer for long periods of time. Frequent and short breaks are better than fewer and longer breaks. wrists. • Sit straight so that your knees. The following are some tips to reduce the strain: • Adjust the height of the chair and/or desk so that the keyboard is at or slightly below the level of your elbow. and hands in a relaxed position. Remember to: • Alter your posture frequently. • Your knees should be slightly higher than your hips. wrists or other joints.

• • • • Position the display to avoid glare or reflections from overhead lighting or outside sources of light. Keep the display screen clean and set the brightness and contrast to levels that allow you to see the screen clearly.Preface Lighting Proper lighting and comfortable display viewing angle can reduce eye strain and muscle fatigue in your neck and shoulders. Turn the monitor off when the system is not in use. Position the display directly in front of you at a comfortable viewing distance. moving or blank screen saver (this prevents an image from being displayed too long). Adjust the display-viewing angle to find the best position. Rotate desktop background images every few days. Use a rotating. LCD Screen Care To prevent image persistence on LCD monitors (caused by the continuous display of graphics on the screen for an extended period of time) take the following precautions: • • • • Set the Windows Power Plans to turn the screen off after a few minutes of screen idle time. XII .

.............................................................2-1 Hard Disk Drive ...........................1-10 Function Keys/Hot Keys ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ IX System Map: Front & Rear Views ...........................................................................................................1-17 Power Options ..................................1-4 System Software .....................................................................1-15 Windows Vista Start Menu & Control Panel ..........2-8 Mail Checker .............................. VIII Servicing ...................................................................................................2-6 ExpressCard Slot ..............................................2-5 7-in-1 Card Reader ........................................................................2-10 Audio Features ...................................................................................1-13 System Map: Bottom View .............1-7 System Map: LCD Panel Open ......1-3 Not Included .........................................................1-1 Advanced Users ............................................................................................................................................................................................2-2 Optical (CD/DVD) Device ................................................................................................2-7 Application Hot Key ..........2-7 Inserting and Removing ExpressCards .........1-12 System Map: Left & Right Views ............................................................. IV Power Safety ...........2-11 Adding a Printer .....I FCC Statement ........................................................2-4 DVD Regional Codes ....................................................VII Cleaning ....................1-2 Model Differences ..........................1-9 Hot Key Buttons & Keyboard ................1-2 Beginners and Not-So-Advanced Users ................................................................ VIII Travel Considerations ............II Instructions for Care and Operation ..2-3 Loading Discs .....................................................2-3 Handling CDs or DVDs .................................................................1-11 XIII .................2-9 TouchPad and Buttons/Mouse ..................................................2-10 Configuring the TouchPad and Buttons .....................Preface Contents Notice ............1-2 Warning Boxes ........ VI Battery Precautions ...........................................................................................1-16 Video Features ................................1-6 Operating System Setup ............................................................................................................................1-8 LED Indicators ............................1-19 Features & Components Overview .............1-5 System Startup .........2-12 Quick Start Guide Overview ................................................................................................

..............................3-2 AC/DC Adapter .........................................................................................4-4 Driver Installation Procedure .........................................................................................................................................................................4-7 Power Management Overview .....................4-5 Video ...............................3-2 Turning on the Computer ....................3-13 Battery FAQ ........................4-5 TouchPad ............................4-6 Optional Drivers ..........................4-7 Bluetooth Module ...............3-11 Battery Life ...............................................3-3 Power Plans ..............................................................................3-9 Battery Information ...........5-1 The Power-On Self Test (POST) .4-5 LAN ....................................................................4-5 Modem ....................................4-1 Module Driver Installation ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................3-7 Shut Down .......................................................................................................4-6 Hot Key .....................3-12 Proper handling of the Battery Pack ............3-10 Battery Power .............4-4 Windows Security Message ...............................3-2 Battery .....................3-10 Conserving Battery Power ............................3-12 New Battery ...........................2-12 Drivers & Utilities What to Install ............................................................................4-1 Driver Installation .......................................5-2 XIV .............2-12 Parallel Printer ..............4-7 Wireless LAN Module ................................................................4-2 Updating/Reinstalling Individual Drivers .................4-6 ExpressCard/Card Reader ..................................................................................................................................3-6 Sleep ..............................................................................4-5 Audio ................................................................................................3-4 Power-Saving States ......................................................3-1 The Power Sources ...3-8 Resuming Operation .Preface USB Printer ..........................................................................................................................3-7 Configuring the Power Buttons ..........4-7 PC Camera Module .........................3-12 Recharging the Battery with the AC/DC Adapter ..........................................................................4-4 User Account Control (Win Vista) .............................4-7 AutoMail ................4-4 New Hardware Found .................................................................................................................................3-14 BIOS Utilities Overview ...............................................................3-6 Hibernate ...................................................................................................................................

.....................5-9 POST Beep Sound: (Advanced Menu) ......................................................................7-7 PC Camera Audio Setup ................................6-10 Modules & Options Overview ....................................................5-9 Security Menu .....................................................................5-11 Boot Menu .......8-1 Basic Hints and Tips .................7-14 Connecting to a Wireless Network ...............................................................5-4 Setup Screens ......6-8 Upgrading the Processor .........................................................................................................................................7-1 Bluetooth Module .................................................................................5-7 SATA Port 1 (Main Menu) .............................................................................................................................................6-7 Upgrading the System Memory (RAM) ...5-6 IDE Channel 0 Master (Main Menu) ............8-2 XV ...7-18 Troubleshooting Overview ..........................................................Preface Failing the POST ..............6-3 Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive ......5-11 Password on boot: (Security Menu) ..5-7 System/Extended Memory: (Main Menu) ............5-10 Set User Password (Security Menu) .......................................5-9 Battery Low Alarm Beep: (Advanced Menu) ...............5-9 Embedded Share Memory: (Advanced Menu) ........................................6-5 Upgrading the Optical (CD/DVD) Device .......5-5 Main Menu ...........................................................5-12 Exit Menu ...........5-3 The Setup Program .......6-1 When Not to Upgrade ...5-3 Non-Fatal Errors ......5-6 System Time & Date (Main Menu) .......................................................................................7-15 Windows Mobility Center ..............................7-3 PC Camera Module ......................................................5-4 Entering Setup ....6-2 Removing the Battery ......................................5-8 Installed O/S: (Advanced Menu) ....................7-2 Bluetooth Configuration in Windows Vista ............................................................................................................................................................................................................7-14 WLAN Driver Installation .......................................................................................................................................7-8 Wireless LAN Module ....5-10 Set Supervisor Password (Security Menu) ....5-3 Fatal Errors .........................5-7 Advanced Menu ............5-8 Boot-time Diagnostic Screen: (Advanced Menu) ............................................................................5-13 Upgrading The Computer Overview ................................7-6 PC Camera Driver Installation .................................................................................................5-9 USB BIOS Legacy Support: (Advanced Menu) ........................................5-11 Fixed disk boot sector: (Security Menu) ..............................

....................................... B-4 Attaching Other Displays ........... C-3 Security ................. A-2 External Monitor (VGA) Port ............................................... B-2 Display Devices & Options .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. C-3 Audio ........................................................................................ C-5 SIS Video Driver Controls SIS Video Driver Installation ..................................... B-7 Interface (Ports & Jacks) Overview ....................................................................... A-2 Line-In Jack ................ B-5 To Enable a Display Setting Mode ....... B-1 Video Memory .... C-4 Power Management ................................................................................ C-4 Power ..................................................................................................................................8-4 Upgrading and Adding New Hardware/Software ..................................... A-2 Built-In Microphone ...................... C-3 BIOS ................................................................................................................ C-2 Core Logic ................................................................................. A-3 USB 2............................ A-2 DC-In Jack ............................................................ A-2 Headphone-Out Jack ....... A-2 Microphone-In Jack ..........................................................8-7 SIS VGA Control Center ..............8-3 Viruses ................................................................................................... C-2 LCD ............. A-3 Specifications Processor ................................................................. C-5 Optional ..................................... C-4 ExpressCard Slot ................ A-3 S/PDIF-Out Jack ............................................................ A-2 Card Reader Port ..................................................................................8-5 Problems & Possible Solutions ................. C-3 Keyboard & Pointing Device .................................................................................................... C-4 Environmental Spec ...........................................................Preface Backup and General Maintenance .1 Ports ....... A-3 Security Lock Slot ............................................................... A-3 RJ-11 Phone Jack ..................................... A-3 RJ-45 LAN Jack ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................... C-3 Storage ....... C-4 Communication ......................... B-1 Video .......................................................................... C-4 Dimensions & Weight ......... B-1 XVI ............................................................... A-1 Notebook Ports and Jacks .0/1.................................. C-2 Memory . C-3 Card Reader ......................................................................................................................................... C-2 Video Adapter ................................ C-3 Interface .................................................................................

........................................................ D-5 Application Hot Key ...........................................D-6 Video Features ........................ D-14 Turning on the Computer ...... D-15 Power Schemes ........................................................................................................... D-13 The Power Sources ...... D-18 Hibernate Mode vs...........D-23 Battery FAQ .........D-29 PC Camera Module ...................... Shutdown ..D-19 Hibernate ....................................... D-18 Stand by ...........................................................................................................................D-35 Wireless LAN Driver Installation (WinXP) ................................................................................................................................... Hibernate Mode ...................D-32 To Add a Bluetooth Device ......D-21 Battery Life ...............................................................................D-26 Updating/Reinstalling Individual Drivers............................. D-11 Power Management Features ........................................................... D-14 AC/DC Adapter .......................................... D-14 Battery ................................................................. D-16 System Power Options ...........D-19 Configuring the Power Button ....D-21 Recharging the Battery with the AC/DC Adapter .......... D-10 Attaching Other Displays ......................................................................................................................................... D-21 New Battery ............................................... D-7 Display Properties & SIS Utility Manager ........................................................................................ D-29 Bluetooth Module .....D-27 Modem .....................................................................................D-35 PC Camera Module .............................................................D-28 ExpressCard/Card Reader ........ D-18 Stand by Mode vs.................. D-25 Installation Methods (Win XP) ..................................................... D-20 Battery Information ........................................................D-28 LAN ............................................................................................................................... D-22 Proper handling of the Battery Pack .........................................D-26 Video ....................D-33 Wireless LAN Module ............................................... D-37 PC Camera Driver Installation .......................................................................................................... D-13 Advanced Configuration and Power Interface .D-29 Bluetooth Module ................................................................ D-2 Windows XP Start Menu & Control Panel ...............................................D-28 Optional Drivers ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................D-28 TouchPad .....D-38 XVII ...D-8 Display Devices & Options ...............................D-27 Audio .....................................D-29 Wireless LAN Module .............D-28 Hot Key Utility ........................ D-4 Function Keys/Hot Keys ...... D-24 Driver Installation ................... D-3 Audio Features ................Preface Windows XP Information DVD Regional Codes .. D-30 Bluetooth Configuration in Windows XP ................................................

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to navigating around the computer and to getting your system started. A quick guide to the computer’s Wireless LAN. and PC Camera modules (some of which may be optional depending on your purchase configuration). 7-in-1 card reader. Bluetooth. Audio & Printer. An outline of the computer’s built-in software or BIOS (Basic Input Output System). Mail Checker. The installation of the drivers and utilities essential to the operation or improvement of some of the computer’s subsystems. Information on the Windows XP OS. Instructions for upgrading your computer. The remainder of the manual covers the following: • Chapter 2 A guide to using some of the main features of the computer e. Information on the SiS video driver controls. Definitions of the interface.1 . ports/jacks which allow your computer to communicate with external devices. TouchPad & Mouse. The computer’s power saving options.Quick Start Guide 1 Chapter 1: Quick Start Guide Overview This Quick Start Guide is a brief introduction to the basic features of your computer. A troubleshooting guide. ExpressCard/34/54). Function keys/Hot-Keys. optical device. • Chapter 3 • Chapter 4 • Chapter 5 • Chapter 6 • Chapter 7 • Chapter 8 • Appendix A • Appendix B • Appendix C • Appendix D Overview 1 . the storage devices (hard disk. The computer’s specification.g.

You may also find the notes marked with a of interest to you. “BIOS Utilities” on page 5 .1 in the User’s Manual. Also please note the safety and handling instructions as indicated in the Preface.1. Eventually you should try to look through all the documentation (more detailed descriptions of the functions.1 and “Upgrading The Computer” on page 6 . Keep this manual nearby and refer to it to learn as you go.2 Overview . Warning Boxes No matter what your level please pay careful attention to the warning and safety information indicated by the symbol. setup and system controls are covered in the remainder of the User’s Manual). If you are new to computers (or do not have an advanced knowledge of them) then the information contained in this Quick Start Guide should be enough to get you up and running.1. 1 . Beginners and Not-So-Advanced Users Notes Check the light colored boxes with the mark above to find detailed information about the computer’s features. For a more detailed description of any of the interface ports and jacks see “Interface (Ports & Jacks)” on page A . You may find it useful to refer to the notes marked with a as indicated in the margin.1 Quick Start Guide Advanced Users If you are an advanced user you may skip over most of this Quick Start Guide. but do not worry if you do not understand everything the first time. However you may find it useful to refer to “What to Install” on page 4 .

1 .Quick Start Guide 1 Model Differences This notebook series includes three different model types which differ slightly in design style.Model Differences Overview 1 . Model A Model B Model C Figure 1 .3 .

g. Windows Vista/Windows XP) and applications (e.1 Quick Start Guide Not Included Operating Systems (e. Ports and Jacks See “Notebook Ports and Jacks” on page A . Drivers If you are installing new system software. or are re-configuring your computer for a different system. you will need to install the drivers listed in “Drivers & Utilities” on page 4 .2 for a description of the interface (ports & jacks) which allow your computer to communicate with external devices.1. Drivers are programs which act as an interface between the computer and a hardware component e. You will be unable to use most advanced controls until the necessary drivers and utilities are properly installed. 1 . a wireless network module. If your system hasn’t been properly configured (your service representative may have already done that for you). connect to the internet etc.1 for installation instructions. spreadsheet and database programs) have their own manuals. on page 4 .g.1. It is very important that you install the drivers in the order listed in Table 4 .g.3.4 Overview . so please consult the appropriate manuals. word processing. refer to “What to Install” on page 4 .

Quick Start Guide 1 System Software Your computer may already come with system software pre-installed.1 . Operating System & Version Supported *Windows XP (Home or Professional) Windows Vista (64-bit) Home Basic Edition Windows Vista (64-bit) Home Premium Edition Windows Vista (64-bit) Business/Enterprise/Ultimate Editions In order to run Windows Vista without limitations or decreased performance. or where you are re-configuring your computer for a different system.1. Overview 1 .5 . you will find the following operating systems are supported. Go to the Microsoft website for download details. Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Make sure you install Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (or a Windows Vista version which includes Service Pack 1) before installing any drivers. your computer requires a minimum 1GB of system memory (RAM). Note Table 1 . or contact your service center. Where this is not the case.Operating Systems Supported *Note: For information on the Windows XP OS (specifically power. video and driver information) see “Windows XP Information” on page D .

Remove all packing materials. Attach the AC/DC adapter to the DC-In jack on the right of the computer. 2. Place the computer on a stable surface.g. 4. 3.2 .6 System Startup . Shutdown Note that you should always shut your computer down by choosing the Shut Down command from the Lock Button Menu in Windows Vista.Opening the Lid/LCD/Computer with AC/DC Adapter Plugged-In 1 .1 Quick Start Guide System Startup 1. use the other hand (as illustrated in Figure 1 2 below) to support the base of the computer (Note: Never lift the computer by the lid/LCD). keyboard and mouse) to their ports. and connect the AC power cord to the AC/DC adapter. Use one hand to raise the lid/LCD to a comfortable viewing angle. This will help prevent hard disk or system problems. then plug the AC power cord into an outlet. 5. Securely attach any peripherals you want to use with the notebook (e. Figure 1 .

Start-up the computer and press <F2> to enter the BIOS. make sure you configure the appropriate OS setting in the BIOS before installing a new operating system 1. F1 Esc Help Exit Select Item Select Menu -/+ Enter Change Values Select Sub-Menu F9 Setup Defaults F10 Save and Exit Figure 1 .3 . or are re-configuring your computer for a different system. 3.Advanced BIOS Menu Operating System Setup 1 .7 . select "Installed O/S" and make sure the appropriate operating system is selected.Quick Start Guide 1 Operating System Setup If you are installing new system software. 2. Only available if Windows Vista is selected as the O/S. PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility Main Advanced Advanced Security Boot Exit Item Specific Help Installed O/S: SATA Mode Selection: Boot-time Diagnostic Screen: Battery Low Alarm Beep: Embedded Share Memory USB BIOS Legacy Support: POST Beep Sound: [Windows VISTA] [Enabled] [Disabled] [Disabled] [128MB] [Enabled] [Disabled] Select the operating system installed on your system which you will use most commonly. Go to the Advanced menu. Go to the Exit menu and select "Exit Saving Changes" (or press F10 and select "Yes" then press Enter) and press Enter to exit the BIOS and reboot the computer.

Built-In Microphone 11. LCD 3. Make sure the module(s) are OFF if you are using the computer aboard aircraft. 8 9 10 11 1 . PC Camera (Optional) 2. Keyboard 8. and check the LED indicator icon to see if the modules are powered on or not (see Table 1 . Power Button 7.4 LCD Panel Open (Model B Pictured) 1. LED Power & Communication Indicators 10.11).9/Table 1 .3. on page 1 . Card Reader Module System Map: LCD Panel Open 1 Wireless Device Operation Aboard Aircraft 2 The use of any portable electronic transmission devices aboard aircraft is usually prohibited. 3 4 7 5 6 Use the key combinations to toggle power to the WLAN/Bluetooth modules.1 Quick Start Guide Figure 1 . Hot Key Buttons 6.8 System Map: LCD Panel Open . Speakers 4. on page 1 .5. LED Status Indicators 5. TouchPad and Buttons 9.

LED Status Indicators Table 1 .LED Power & Communication Indicators LED Indicators 1 .3 .2 .9 .Quick Start Guide 1 LED Indicators The two sets of LED indicators (LED Status Indicators and LED Power & Communication Indicators) on the computer display helpful information about the current status of the computer. Icon Color Green Green Green Icon Color Green Blinking Green Orange Description The Computer is On The Computer is in Sleep Mode The AC/DC Adapter is Plugged In & the Computer is Powered Off The AC/DC Adapter is Plugged In & the Battery is Charging The Battery has Reached Critically Low Power Status The Battery is Fully Charged New Mail Notification (Windows Vista Only) Hard Disk Activity The WLAN Module is Powered On The Bluetooth Module is Powered On Description Orange Number Lock Activated (to activate press Fn & NumLk) Caps Lock Activated Scroll Lock Activated (to activate press Fn & ScrLk) Blinking Orange Green Blinking Green Green Green Orange Table 1 .

1 Quick Start Guide Hot Key Buttons & Keyboard These buttons (Model B buttons pictured) give instant access to the functions indicated in the table below. Regular number keys (in the upper row of the keyboard) will not work.5. you can use any standard USB keyboard.g.5 . If your keyboard is damaged or you just want to make a change.4 . These special characters can only be produced by using the numeric keypad.10 Hot Key Buttons & Keyboard . However special functions/hot keys unique to the system’s regular keyboard may not work. Make sure that NumLk is on. 1 .8 for configuration instructions. The system will detect and enable it automatically.Keyboard *See “Application Hot Key” on page 2 . on page 1 . Microsoft Word or Excel* Activate the Default E-Mail Program Activate the Default Internet Browser The keyboard has an embedded numerical keypad for easy numeric data input.Hot Key Buttons Figure 1 . Other Keyboards Special Characters Some software applications allow the number-keys to be used with Alt to produce special characters. and features Function Keys to allow you to change operational features instantly (see Table 1 .11). Hot Key Function Activate the user specified application e. Function Keys Play/Pause Key Numerical Keypad NumLk & ScrLk Keys Table 1 .

11 .). Silent Mode will reduce fan noise and save power consumption. Keys Fn + ~ Fn + F1 Function Play/Pause (in Audio/Video Programs) TouchPad Toggle Keys Fn + F7 Fn + F8/ F9 Function Display Toggle Brightness Decrease/Increase PC Camera Power Toggle Fn + F10 WLAN Module Power Toggle Fn + F3 Mute Toggle Fn + F11 Bluetooth Module Power Toggle Fn + F4 Sleep Toggle Fn + F12 Fn + F2 Turn LCD Backlight Off (Press a key to or use TouchPad to turn on) Fn + F5/ F6 Volume Decrease/Increase Fn + 4 *Silent Mode Toggle *When enabled.F12 etc.5 .Quick Start Guide 1 Function Keys/Hot Keys To use the function keys. Note this may reduce computer performance.Hot Key Functions & Indicators Function Keys/Hot Keys 1 . then press the appropriate function key (F1 . Table 1 . press and hold the Fn key.

4. 3 5 4 7-in-1 Card Reader The card reader allows you to use the most popular digital storage card formats: MMC (MultiMedia Card) / SD (Secure Digital) / MS (Memory Stick) / MS Pro (Memory Stick Pro) / MS Duo (requires PC adapter) / Mini SD (requires PC adapter) / RS MMC (requires PC adapter) 1 .6 Front & Rear Views (Model B Pictured) 1. 5. LED Power & Communication Indicators 7-in-1 Card Reader External Monitor Port Security Lock Slot Battery System Map: Front & Rear Views Front View 1 2 Rear View 2.1 Quick Start Guide Figure 1 .12 System Map: Front & Rear Views . 3.

see page 2 . Microphone-In Jack 9.0 Ports S/PDIF-Out Jack Line-In Jack ExpressCard Slot (see page 2 .Quick Start Guide 1 System Map: Left & Right Views Left View Figure 1 . Optical Device Drive Bay (for CD/ DVD Device . USB 2. 2. 4.3) 12. 12 7 8 9 10 11 ExpressCard Slot The ExpressCard Slot accepts either ExpressCard/34 or ExpressCard/54 formats.7 Left & Right Views (Model B Pictured) 3 1 2 4 5 6 Right View 1. 6.7) 7. System Map: Left & Right Views 1 . RJ-45 LAN Jack Vent/Fan Intake 2 * USB 2. DC-In Jack Overheating To prevent your computer from overheating make sure nothing blocks the vent(s)/fan intake(s) while the computer is in use.0 Port 10.13 . RJ-11 Phone Jack 11. 5. Headphone-Out Jack 8. 3.

You can select your module’s region code 5 times.g. This cannot be altered even if you change your operating system or you use the module in another computer. not OSdependent. CD/DVD Emergency Eject If you need to manually eject a CD/DVD (e. and select the DVD Region (tab) to bring up the control panel to allow you to adjust the regional code (see “DVD Regional Codes” on page 2 . Do not use a sharpened pencil or any object that may break and become lodged in the hole. then click the + next to DVD/CD-ROM drives.1 Quick Start Guide Disk Eject Warning Don’t try to eject a CD/DVD while the system is accessing it. due to an unexpected power interruption) you may push the end of a straightened paper clip into the emergency eject hole. 1 .5). DVD region detection is device dependent. Changing DVD Regional Codes Go to the Control Panel and double-click Device Manager (Hardware and Sound). This may cause the system to “crash”. The fifth selection is permanent. This may cause the system to “crash”. Stop the disk first then eject it. Double-click on the DVD-ROM device to bring up the Properties dialog box.14 System Map: Left & Right Views . or press the stop button twice. Don’t try to remove a floppy disk/CD/DVD while the system is accessing it.

Completely discharge and charge the battery at least once every 30 days or after about 20 partial discharges. 4. or accessing the CPU in any way.Quick Start Guide 1 System Map: Bottom View 2 CPU The CPU is not a user serviceable part. 2. 4 1 Battery Information Always completely discharge. System Map: Bottom View 1 . Opening this compartment.10 for full instructions. Vent/Fan Intake Battery Module Bay Cover Hard Disk Cover 1 1 1 3 Overheating To prevent your computer from overheating make sure nothing blocks the Vent/Fan Intake while the computer is in use. a new battery before using it. Figure 1 . then fully charge. See “Battery Information” on page 3 .15 . 3.8 Bottom View 1. may violate your warranty.

Windows Vista provides basic controls for many of the features.1. and then select Properties if you want to customize the appearance of the Start menu. 1 . however many new controls are added (or existing ones are enhanced) when you install the drivers listed in Table 4 . and it allows you to configure the settings for most of the key features in Windows (e. and a shortcut will usually be placed in the Start menu and/or the desktop.1 Quick Start Guide Windows Vista Start Menu & Control Panel Most of the control panels. power.16 Windows Vista Start Menu & Control Panel . on page 4 . To see all controls it may be necessary to toggle to Classic View on. The Control Panel is accessed from the Start menu. network.3. utilities and programs within Windows Vista (and most other Windows versions) are accessed from the Start menu.Start Menu & Control Panel In many instances throughout this manual you will see an instruction to open the Control Panel. Click here to toggle Classic View Figure 1 . audio etc. video.). Right-click the Start menu icon .g. When you install programs and utilities they will be installed on your hard disk drive.9 .

To access the SiS VGA Control Center: 1. and scroll to the preferred setting In Colors: 2 (Figure 1 . Move the slider to the preferred setting in Resolution: 1 (Figure 1 . 4.Quick Start Guide 1 Video Features You can switch display devices.10 on page 1 . 3. Click Start. 5. and selecting Control Center. 2. To access Windows Vista Display Settings: 1. and click Control Panel (or point to Settings and click Control Panel). Note: After installing the video driver go to the Display Settings control panel to adjust the video settings to the highest resolution.10 on page 1 .1.10 on page 1 .18) to bring up the Advanced Settings tabs. Video Features 1 .17 . For further information see “SIS Video Driver Controls” on page B . 3. Click Advanced Settings (button) 3 (Figure 1 . Click Adjust screen resolution under the Appearance and Personalization menu (or double-click Personalization > Display Settings). Click SiS VGA Control Center 4 (or click Appearance and Personalization > SiS VGA Control Center). You can also access SiS VGA Control Center by right-clicking the SISTray taskbar icon . 4.18).18). and configure display options. Click the arrow. 2. from the Display Settings control panel (in Personalization) in Windows Vista and/or the SiS VGA Control Center. Click the top menu icons to bring up the appropriate control panel to adjust the settings. Click Start. and click Control Panel (or point to Settings and click Control Panel).

10 .18 Video Features .Display Settings & SiS VGA Control Center 1 .1 Quick Start Guide 1 2 3 4 4 Figure 1 .

11 . or click Create a power plan in the left menu and select the options to create a new plan. Click to select one of the existing plans.16) allows you to configure power management features for your computer. Click Change Plan Settings and click Change advanced power settings to access further configuration options. display and sleep mode from the left menu. Pay attention to the instructions on battery care in “Battery Information” on page 3 .19 . You can conserve power by means of power plans and configure the options for the power button.Quick Start Guide 1 Power Options The Power Options (Hardware and Sound menu) control panel icon in Windows (see page 1 . Note: Sleep is the default power saving state in Windows Vista Figure 1 . Note that the power saver plan may have an affect on computer performance. sleep button.Power Options Power Options 1 . computer lid (when closed).10.

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Features & Components Chapter 2: Features & Components Overview Read this chapter to learn more about the following main features and components of the computer: • • • • • • • • • Hard Disk Drive Optical (CD/DVD) Device 7-in-1 Card Reader ExpressCard Slot Application Hot Key Mail Checker TouchPad and Buttons/Mouse Audio Features Adding a Printer 2 Overview 2 .1 .

Hard Disk Drive The hard disk drive is used to store your data in the computer. and that the machine is turned off. including phone lines. The hard disk can be taken out to accommodate other 2.2 Hard Disk Drive . Also ensure that all peripheral cables.5 mm.5" serial (SATA) hard disk drives with a height of 9. For further details see “Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive” on page 6 .Features & Components 2 Power Safety Before attempting to access any of the internal components of your computer please ensure that the machine is not connected to the AC power. Figure 2 .5. The hard disk is accessible from the bottom of your computer as seen below.1 Hard Disk Location Hard Disk 2 . are disconnected from the computer.

12).Features & Components Optical (CD/DVD) Device There is a bay for a 5. Click the Volume icon on the taskbar to check the setting (see “Audio Features” on page 2 . The busy indicator 2 will light up while data is being accessed. The actual device will depend on the module you purchased (see “Storage” on page C .7mm height). insert an object such as a straightened paper clip into the emergency eject hole 3 to open the tray.3 . or while an audio/video CD. If power is unexpectedly interrupted. is playing. The optical device is usually labeled “Drive D:” and may be used as a boot device if properly set in the BIOS (see “Boot Menu” on page 5 . 2 Loading Discs To insert a CD/DVD. press the open button 1 and carefully place a CD/DVD onto the disc tray with label-side facing up (use just enough force for the disc to click onto the tray’s spindle).2 Optical Device 1 2 3 Optical (CD/DVD) Device 2 . Gently push the CD/DVD tray in until its lock “clicks” and you are ready to start.25" optical (CD/DVD) device (12. Figure 2 . Sound Volume Adjustment How high the sound volume can be set depends on the setting of the volume control within Windows. or DVD.3).11).

Handling CDs or DVDs Proper handling of your CDs/DVDs will prevent them from being damaged. This may cause the system to “crash”. Please follow the advice below to make sure that the data stored on your CDs/DVDs can be accessed.Features & Components 2 CD Emergency Eject If you need to manually eject a CD (e. However please do NOT use a sharpened pencil or similar object that may break and become lodged in the hole. soft. do not touch the surface of the disc. due to an unexpected power interruption) you may push the end of a straightened paper clip into the emergency eject hole.g.4 Optical (CD/DVD) Device . Disk Eject Warning Don’t try to remove a CD/DVD while the system is accessing it. Do not write on the surface with a pen. or other cleaners to clean the CD or DVD. Use a clean. dry cloth to remove dust or fingerprints. thinner. Do not drop or subject the CD or DVD to shock. Do not bend the CD or DVD. Do not attach paper or other materials to the surface of the disc. 2 . Note the following: • • • • • • • • Hold the CD or DVD by the edges. Do not use benzene. Do not store or place the CD or DVD in high-temperature areas.

1 . Canada Western Europe. Hong Kong South & Central America. Middle East & Egypt South-East Asia.5 . South Korea. South Africa.14. you must restart the computer. DVD Regional Coding Region 1 2 2 Power DVD & Windows Media Player We recommended that you use the Power DVD application to play media files on this computer. Japan. Russia. Australia.DVD Regional Coding Optical (CD/DVD) Device 2 . New Zealand N Korea. and then run the Power DVD application. Eastern Europe. Geographical Location USA. Taiwan. If you have run Windows Media Player and then want to watch videos on Power DVD.Features & Components DVD Regional Codes To change the DVD regional codes see “Changing DVD Regional Codes” on page 1 . DO NOT run the Power DVD application after having run Windows Media Player as this may cause some videos to lag. Indonesia. India & Most of Africa China 3 4 5 6 Table 2 . Mexico. The Philippines.

Features & Components 2 Card Reader Cover Make sure you keep the cover in the card reader when not in use. This will help prevent foreign objects and/or dust getting in to the card reader.6). 7-in-1 Card Reader The card reader allows you to use some of the latest digital storage cards. Card Reader Front View 1 2 .6 7-in-1 Card Reader .3 Front View 1. Push the card into the slot and it will appear as a removable device. and can be accessed in the same way as your hard disk (s). • • • • MMC (MultiMedia Card) SD (Secure Digital) MS (Memory Stick) MS (Memory Stick Pro) • MS Duo (requires PC adapter) • Mini SD (requires PC adapter) • RS MMC (requires PC adapter) Figure 2 . Make sure you install the Card Reader driver (see “ExpressCard/Card Reader” on page 4 .

g.7 .6). • To remove an ExpressCard. ExpressCard/54 is used for applications which require a larger interface slot. CompactFlash card reader. The number denotes the card width. Make sure you install the Card Reader driver (see “ExpressCard/Card Reader” on page 4 . 2 Inserting and Removing ExpressCards • Align the ExpressCard with the slot and push it in until it locks into place.Features & Components ExpressCard Slot The computer is equipped with an ExpressCard/34/54 slot that reads Express Card/ 34 and ExpressCard/54 formats. e. Figure 2 . ExpressCard Slot Cover Make sure you keep the cover in the ExpressCard slot when not in use. 54mm for the Express Card/54 and 34mm for the ExpressCard/34. simply press the card to eject it (as pictured in the generic figure below).4 Express Card Slot ExpressCard Slot 2 . ExpressCards are the successors to PCMCIA (PC Cards). This will help prevent foreign objects and/ or dust getting in to the ExpressCard Slot.

Figure 2 . 5. Click Launch user specified application (button) .5 Hot Key Driver 4. 1. 6. 2. button is pressed 3.exe You will need to locate the actual application executable (. Browse to the directory where the desired application. Double-click the hot key driver icon in the taskbar. Press the application hot key button to open the program (as long as the hot key driver is running in the taskbar).8 Application Hot Key . Click the shortcut (tab) and see where the executable file is located by clicking the Open File Location (button). An Open dialog box will appear on the screen.exe program exists. not just the shortcut.exe) file.Features & Components 2 Application. 2 . Double-Click on the program file or choose Open. and click OK (button). To find the application rightclick its shortcut on the desktop and click Properties. Application Hot Key To configure a program to open when the application hot key (follow the instructions below.

exe).9 . Double-click the Mail Check icon in the taskbar to run the program (click Hide to close the window but keep the program running). network administrator or Mail Service provider for details on what to put on these pages. user name. Click Save to retain the setting information. You may then configure the options for your mail server. run the program from the file location (C:\Program Files (x86)\Check_Email\Mail Check.Features & Components Mail Checker After you have installed the driver for the Mail Checker program (see “AutoMail” on page 4 . and the default mail program does not need to be open.7) you may then configure it to give you notification when you receive new mail (you may configure a Wave for audible notification and the Mail LED will give visual notification when mail is received).6 Mail Check Account Setup and Options Mail Checker 2 . password and method(s) of notification. 2 Figure 2 . Note Check with your Internet Service Provider. If you click the close icon . You must be online to receive this notification (note that this program only supports the POP3 protocol).

Figure 2 . The TouchPad may be toggled on/off by means of the Fn + F1 key combination. you can also add a mouse to your computer through one of the USB ports. Be sure to check the device’s user documentation for details. The TouchPad buttons function in much the same way as a two-button mouse.7 Mouse Properties 2 .Features & Components 2 Mouse Driver If you are using an external mouse your operating system may be able to auto-configure your mouse during its installation or only enable its basic functions. however. and then double-click the Mouse icon (Hardware and Sound). Configuring the TouchPad and Buttons Once you have installed the TouchPad driver configure the functions by doubleclicking the TouchPad driver icon in the taskbar. Alternatively click Start and click Control Panel. TouchPad and Buttons/Mouse The TouchPad is an alternative to the mouse.10 TouchPad and Buttons/Mouse .

Sound Volume Adjustment The sound volume level is set using the volume control within Windows (and the volume function keys on the computer).11 . Figure 2 .8 Realtek Audio Manager Audio Features 2 .Features & Components Audio Features You can configure the audio options on your computer from the Sound control panel in Windows. 2 Right-click the icon to access the menu above. Click the volume icon in the taskbar to check the setting. or from the Realtek HD Audio Manager icon in the taskbar/ control panel (right-click the taskbar icon to bring up an audio menu). The volume may also be adjusted by means of the Fn + F5/F6 key combination.

Windows will identify the printer and either load one of its own drivers or ask you to supply one. You may use any one of the ports to connect the printer. The install instructions are in the sidebar.Features & Components 2 Parallel Printer After setting up the printer attach the parallel cable to the printer. Turn ON the printer. Set up the printer according to its instructions (unpacking. Follow the on-screen instructions. Connect the printer’s USB cable to one of the USB ports on the computer. Adding a Printer The most commonly used peripheral is a printer. Turn ON the computer. The following conventions will help you to add a printer. Install Instructions: 1. 3.12 Adding a Printer . Parallel Printer This is still a very common type of printer. Turn ON the printer. 2 . however you will need to purchase a parallel to USB converter. USB Printer Most current printers have a USB interface connection. however it is always best to refer to the printer manual for specific instructions and configuration options. Windows will identify the printer and either load one of its own drivers or ask you to supply one. toner/ink cartridge etc. 4. paper tray. and then plug the converter into the USB port. 2. then turn ON the computer. 5.). Follow the on-screen instructions. Connect the printer’s parallel cable to the Parallel to USB converter.

your computer power management conserves power by controlling individual components of the computer (the monitor and hard disk drive) or the whole system.) 3 The computer uses enhanced power saving techniques to give the operating system (OS) direct control over the power and thermal states of devices and processors. this enables the OS to set devices into low-power states based on user settings and information from applications. This chapter covers: • • • • • • The Power Sources Turning on the Computer Power Plans Power-Saving States Configuring the Power Buttons Battery Information OS Note Power management functions will vary slightly depending on your operating system. (Note: All pictures used on the following pages are from the Windows Vista OS. For more information it is best to refer to the user’s manual of your operating system. For example.Power Management Chapter 3: Power Management Overview To conserve power.1 . especially when using the battery. Overview 3 .

Raise the lid/LCD to a comfortable viewing angle. Press the power button to turn “On”. 1.4). To increase battery life. We recommend that you do not remove the battery. 2. and then connect the AC power cord to the AC/DC adapter.2 The Power Sources . 3. Plug the AC power cord into an outlet. Battery The battery allows you to use your computer while you are on the road or when an electrical outlet is unavailable. 3 . Attach the AC/DC adapter to the DC-In jack on the right of the computer. let the battery discharge completely before recharging (see “How do I completely discharge the battery?” on page 3 . 3 AC/DC Adapter Use only the AC/DC adapter that comes with your computer.Power Management The Power Sources The computer can be powered by either an AC/DC adapter or a battery pack.10.14). 4. Battery life varies depending on the applications and the configuration you're using. For more information on the battery. please refer to “Battery Information” on page 3 . The wrong type of AC/ DC adapter will damage the computer and its components (see page C .

8 for details). Use Power Options (Hardware and Sound menu) control panel in Windows Vista to configure this feature. press the power button for 4 seconds. Power Button Sleep Sleep is the default power mode when the power button is pressed for less than 4 seconds.Power Management Turning on the Computer Now you are ready to begin using your computer. This will help prevent hard disk or system problems. Turning on the Computer 3 . You may configure the options for the power button from the Power Options (Hardware and Sound menu) control panel in Windows Vista (see your OS’s documentation. To turn it on simply press the power button on the front panel. or “Configuring the Power Buttons” on page 3 . When the computer is on. or longer. Shut Down Note that you should always shut your computer down by choosing the Shut Down command from the Lock Button Menu in Windows Vista. 3 Forced Off If the system “hangs”. you can use the power button as a Sleep/Hibernate hotkey button when it is pressed for less than 4 seconds (pressing and holding the power button for longer than this will force the computer to shut down). to force the system to turn itself off.3 . and the Ctrl + Alt + Del key combination doesn’t work.

9 for information on how to resume from a power-saving state. on page 3 . Click Change plan settings and then click Change advanced power settings to access further configuration options in Advanced Settings.Power Management Power Plans 3 Resuming Operation See Table 3 . The computer can be configured to conserve power by means of power plans.1.4 Power Plans . Figure 3 . or create a new one. You can use (or modify) an existing power plan. Password It is recommended that you enable a password on system resume in order to protect your data. and to send the computer into Sleep after a period of inactivity.1 Power Plan Advanced Settings 3 . The settings may be adjusted to set the display to turn off after a specified time.

5 . Choose High performance for maximum performance when the computer is powered from an AC power source.Power Management Each Windows Power Plan will also adjust the processor performance of your machine in order to save power. Choose the Power saver (bear in mind that this scheme may slow down the overall performance of the computer in order to save power) for maximum power saving when the computer is battery (DC power) powered.2 Power Plans Power Plans 3 . This is worth bearing in mind if you are experiencing any reduced performance (especially under DC/battery power). 3 Figure 3 .

6 Power-Saving States . Sleep is the default power-saving state in Windows Vista. Sleep In Sleep all of your work.Power Management Power-Saving States 3 Power Button The Power Button in the Start Menu (in Classic View use the Shut Down button ) can be used to send the computer into a powersaving state. The PC wakes from Sleep within seconds and will return you to where you last left off (what was on your desktop) without reopening the application(s) and file(s) you last used. it will enter Sleep to save power. which you specify in the operating system. After an extended period of time the computer will save any open documents and applications to hard disk. When you are not using your computer for a certain length of time. If your mobile PC in Sleep is running on battery power the system will use only a minimum amount of power. 3 . Earlier versions of Windows used Stand By and Hibernate as system power-saving states. Windows Vista combines the features of Stand By and Hibernate into the default Sleep power-saving state. settings and preferences are saved to memory before the system sleeps. Sleep Mode & Mobile PC Battery A mobile PC in Sleep uses very little battery power. After an extended period the system will save all the information to the hard disk and shut the computer down before the battery becomes depleted. You can use power-saving states to stop the computer’s operation and restart where you left off.

or you do not need it to wake up and run a scheduled task. Silent Mode You can use Silent Mode to reduce power consumption and fan noise. then the work will be lost. On screen visual indicators will display the Silent Mode status (see Table 1 . Returning to full operation from shut down takes longer than from Sleep or Hibernate.7 . Use the Fn + 4 hot key combination to toggle this mode on/off. if a power failure occurs when work is saved only to memory. plan to be away from the computer for several days. and will not have the chance to charge the battery. If a power failure occurs the system can restore your work from the hard disk. You should put your mobile PC into Hibernate if you will not use the computer for a period of time.5.3 Lock Button menu Power-Saving States 3 . Note Silent Mode may reduce computer performance. Hibernate will also return you to where you last left off within seconds. Figure 3 .Power Management Hibernate Hibernate uses the least amount of power of all the power-saving states and saves all of your information on a part of the hard disk before it turns the system off. on page 1 11). 3 Shut Down You should shut down the computer if you plan to install new hardware (don’t forget to remove the battery and follow all the safety instructions in Chapter 6).

The power/sleep button (Fn + F4 key combo) and closed lid may be set to send the computer in to a power-saving state.8 Configuring the Power Buttons .Power Management Configuring the Power Buttons 3 Password Protection It is recommended that you enable a password on wake up in order to protect your data.4 Power Options Define Power Buttons 3 . and selecting the options (click Change settings that are currently unavailable). However you can disable this setting from the Power Options menu by clicking Require a password on wakeup in the left menu. Figure 3 .

1 Resuming Operation Power Button When the computer is on. or in some cases pressing the sleep button (Fn + F4 key combo). Configuring the Power Buttons 3 . you can use the power button as a Sleep/Hibernate hot-key button when it is pressed for less than 4 seconds (pressing and holding the power button for longer than this will force shut the computer to shut down). 3 Icon Off Color To Resume Press the Power Button Press the Power Button Blinking Green Press the Sleep Button (Fn + F4 Key Combo) Off (battery) Hibernate Orange (AC/DC adapter) Display Turned Off Green Press the Power Button Press a Key or Move the Mouse/Touchpad Table 3 . Power Status Power Off Sleep Closing the Lid If you have chosen to send the computer to Sleep when the lid is closed.9 .Power Management Resuming Operation You can resume operation from power-saving states by pressing the power button. raising the lid will wake the system up.

and set critical and low battery levels from power plan Advanced Settings (see Figure 3 . immediately connect the AC/DC adapter to the computer or save your work.1 on page 3 . otherwise. Click the battery icon status.Power Management Battery Information Please follow these simple guidelines to get the best use out of your battery. You can set actions to be taken (e.4). the unsaved data will be lost when the power is depleted.5 Battery Icon (Taskbar) & Battery Advanced Settings 3 . Hibernate etc. including the programs you are running. Battery Power Your computer’s battery power is dependent upon many factors. in the taskbar to see the current battery level and charge Figure 3 . Shut down.10 Battery Information .g. and peripheral devices attached. 3 Low Battery Warning When the battery is critically low.).

• Lower the brightness level of the LCD display. The system will decrease LCD brightness slightly to save power when it is not powered by the AC/DC adapter.6 Windows Mobility Center Conserving Battery Power 3 . 3 Figure 3 .g Power saver). USB devices.g.Power Management Conserving Battery Power • Use a power plan that conserves power (e. ExpressCards etc. however note that this may have an affect on computer performance. • Disconnect/remove any unnecessary external devices e. • Reduce the amount of time before the display is turned off. modem or communication applications when they are not being used. • Close wireless.11 . Bluetooth. Windows Mobility Center The Windows Mobility Center control panel provides an easy point of access for information on battery status. power plans used and wireless device status etc.

Recharging the Battery with the AC/DC Adapter The battery pack automatically recharges when the AC/DC adapter is attached and plugged into an electrical outlet.3. New Battery Always completely discharge.14 for instructions on how to do this). If you do need to remove the battery for any reason see “Removing the Battery” on page 6 . and in use. and to “Battery Information” on page 3 . (Refer to “LED Indicators” on page 1 .12 Battery Life . battery charge time is less.10 for more information on how to maintain and properly recharge the battery pack. To optimize the life and improve its performance. it will take several hours to fully recharge the battery.9 for information on the battery charge status. When the computer is turned off but plugged into an electrical outlet.Power Management Battery Life 3 Battery life may be shortened through improper maintenance.) 3 . If the computer is powered on. a new battery (see “Battery FAQ” on page 3 . fully discharge and recharge the battery at least once every 30 days. then fully charge. We recommend that you do not remove the battery yourself.

g. -) to each other Caution Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. shut your computer down immediately and contact your service center. as even if the computer continues to work with a damaged battery in place. If the battery has been dropped we do not recommend using it any further.Power Management Proper handling of the Battery Pack • DO NOT disassemble the battery pack under any circumstances • DO NOT expose the battery to fire or high temperatures. Battery Life 3 . it may explode • DO NOT connect the metal terminals (+.13 . or any unusual smells emanating from the notebook battery. the battery is bent out of shape after being dropped). which may possibly result in fire. 3 Damaged Battery Warning Should you notice any physical defects (e. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Discard used battery according to the manufacturer’s instructions. it may cause circuit damage. It is recommended that you replace your computer battery every two years.

14 Battery Life .7 Power Plan Create 3 . 3. Save and close all files and applications.Power Management Battery FAQ 3 How do I completely discharge the battery? Use the computer with battery power until it shuts down due to a low battery. Don’t turn off the computer even if a message indicates the battery is critically low. just let the computer use up all of the battery power and shut down on its own. Create a power plan for discharging the battery and set all the options to Never. 1. Click Change plan settings (after saving it) and click Change advanced power settings. 2. Figure 3 .

8 Power Options Advanced Settings Battery • • • • • Low battery levels = 0% Critical battery Levels = 0% Low battery action = Do Nothing Critical battery action (On battery) = Shut Down Critical battery action (Plugged in) = Do Nothing Battery Life 3 . 5.Power Management 4. Choose the options below (click Yes if a warning appears): 3 Figure 3 .15 . Scroll down to Battery and click + to expand the battery options.

3 3 .Power Management How do I fully charge the battery? When charging the battery. don’t stop until the LED charging indicator light changes from orange to green. How do I maintain the battery? Completely discharge and charge the battery at least once every 30 days or after about 20 partial discharges.16 Battery Life .

1. on page 4 .1 .3.Drivers & Utilities Chapter 4: Drivers & Utilities This chapter deals with installing the drivers and utilities essential to the operation or improvement of some of the computer’s subsystems. What to Install 4 . some of the system components won’t be auto-configured with an appropriate driver or utility during operating system installation.3 lists what you need to install manually according to your choice of the operating system. Thus. What to Install The Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc contains the drivers and utilities necessary for the proper operation of the computer. and it is very important that the drivers are installed in the order indicated. Instead. you need to manually install some system-required drivers and utilities. Table 4 . 4 Module Driver Installation The procedures for installing drivers for the PC Camera and Wireless LAN modules are provided in “Modules & Options” on page 7 . Make sure that the drivers are installed in the order indicated in Table 4 . on page 4 .1.1. The system takes advantage of some newer hardware components for which the latest versions of most available operating systems haven’t built in drivers and utilities. Only install drivers for modules included in your purchase option.

1.1.3 (the drivers must be installed in this order) which is the same as that listed in the Drivers Installer menu below. Click to select the driver you wish to install. after installing each driver it will become grayed out (if you need to reinstall any driver. 2. Figure 4 . on page 4 .1 .Drivers & Utilities Driver Installation Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc and click Install Drivers (button)/Option Drivers (button). Check the driver installation order from Table 4 .2 Driver Installation .2 . click the Unlock button). 4 3. Follow the instructions for each individual driver installation procedure as listed on the following pages.Drivers Installer Screen 1 Figure 4 .Drivers Installer Screen 2 4 .

Go to the Microsoft website for download details.3 . Driver Installation 4 . 4 Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Page 4 .5 Page 4 .7 Table 4 .6 Page 4 .7 Page 7 .5 Page 4 .1 . (all updates will include the latest hotfixes from Microsoft). See “Windows Update” on page 4 6 for instructions.Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 Video Audio Modem LAN TouchPad ExpressCard/Card Reader Hot Key PC Camera Module Wireless LAN Module AutoMail Page Page 4 .5 Page 4 . Windows Update After installing all the drivers make sure you enable Windows Update in order to get all the latest security updates etc.Driver Installation Make sure you install Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (or a Windows Vista version which includes Service Pack 1) before installing any drivers.6 Page 7 .6 Page 4 .5 Page 4 .Drivers & Utilities Driver .14 Manual Driver Installation Click Browse CD (button) in the Drivers Installer application and browse to the executable file in the appropriate driver folder. or contact your service center.

and follow the installation procedure as directed. 4.Drivers & Utilities Updating/Reinstalling Individual Drivers If you wish to update/reinstall individual drivers it may be necessary to uninstall the original driver. 4 . and click Control Panel (or point to Settings and click Control Panel). 3. Reinstall the driver as outlined in this chapter. Click Driver (tab) and click the Update Driver or Uninstall button and follow the on screen prompts. If the driver is not listed in the Programs and Features menu: 1.4 Driver Installation . All the drivers provided will have already received certification for Windows. New Hardware Found If you see the message “New Hardware Found” during the installation procedure (other than when outlined in the driver install procedure). Click Start. Just click “Install this driver software anyway” or Install to continue the installation procedure. and then follow the on screen prompts (it may be necessary to restart the computer). 4 Windows Security Message If you receive a Windows security message as part of the driver installation process. click Cancel to close the window. click Continue or Allow.To do this go to the Control Panel in the Windows OS and double-click the Programs and Features icon (Programs > Uninstall a program). 2. Double-click the device you wish to update/reinstall the driver for (you may need to click “+” to expand the selection). Click to select the driver (if it is not listed see below) and click Uninstall. User Account Control (Win Vista) If a User Account Control prompt appears as part of the driver installation procedure. You will receive this message in cases where the driver has been released after the version of Windows you are currently using. Double-click Device Manager (Hardware and Sound > Device Manager). and follow the installation procedure.

Click 3. Click 2. 4 Modem Country Selection Go to the Phone and Modem Options control panel (Hardware and Sound) and make sure the modem country selection is appropriate for you. Video 1. Click Finish > Finish to restart the computer. Click Next. Click Finish to restart the computer. Click 4. Audio 1. 2.Install Modem Driver > Yes. Note: After installing the video driver go to the Display Settings control panel to adjust the video settings to the highest resolution (see “Video Features” on page 1 . 4. Click OK. 2. 3. 3. Driver Installation 4 .Install Video Driver > Yes. 2.17).Install Audio Driver > Yes. LAN 1. The network settings can now be configured. 2. 3. Click Yes to restart the computer.5 . Click Next. Click 1.Drivers & Utilities Driver Installation Procedure Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc and click Install Drivers (button). The modem is ready for dial-up configuration. Modem 1. 3. Click Yes (click Yes if you want to view the ReadMe file).Install Lan Driver > Yes.

Click Check for updates (Security). 3. 2. Click Next > Finish. See “Application Hot Key” on page 2 . Click Restart Now to restart the computer.8 for configuration instructions. 4.Install Touchpad Driver > Yes. 4 . 2. 3. 3. Click 5. Click 7. To enable Windows Update make sure you are connected to the internet: 1. 2. 5. Click Next > Install. 3.6 Driver Installation . Click Next > Install. 4. Hot Key 1.Install Hotkey Driver > Yes. or double-click Security Center and click Windows Update. Click Install now (button) to install the updates.Drivers & Utilities 4 TouchPad 1. (all updates will include the latest hotfixes from Microsoft).10. Click Finish > Finish to restart your computer. Click Finish > Restart Now to complete the installation. ExpressCard/Card Reader 1. Windows Update After installing all the drivers make sure you enable Windows Update in order to get all the latest security updates etc. Click 6. Click Start. Double-click Check for updates (button).Cardreader Driver > Yes. You may then configure your TouchPad as outlined in “TouchPad and Buttons/Mouse” on page 2 . and click Control Panel (or point to Settings and click Control Panel). The computer will now check for updates (you need to be connected to the internet). 4. 2.

7 . and check the installation procedure. Figure 4 . 3. Click Finish > Finish to restart your computer.Drivers & Utilities Optional Drivers See the pages indicated for the driver installation procedures for any modules included in your purchase option. 4 Wireless LAN Module See the introduction in “Wireless LAN Module” on page 7 . 2. PC Camera Module See the introduction in “PC Camera Module” on page 7 .3 . Bluetooth Module Note: The operating system is the default setting for Bluetooth control in Windows Vista.6. Click Next > Install. and check the installation procedure. See “Bluetooth Module” on page 7 . Click 3.Install Automail > Yes.2 for configuration instructions.14. AutoMail 1. Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc and click Option Drivers (button) to access the optional driver menu.Optional Drivers Driver Installation 4 .

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return to Setup and restore the Setup Defaults with <F9>. then you should review this chapter first and note the original settings found in Setup.1 . or you are making important changes to the system (e. This information could be useful if your system ever needs servicing. hard disk setup). There is one general rule: Don’t make any changes unless you are sure of what you are doing. consult your service representative. If you have any doubts. keep a record of the settings you find and any changes you make.g. Even if you are a beginner. and changing them could cause it to become unstable or worse.BIOS Utilities Chapter 5: BIOS Utilities Overview This chapter gives a brief introduction to the computer’s built-in software: Diagnostics: The POST (Power-On Self Test) Configuration: The Setup utility If your computer has never been set up. 5 Overview 5 . To correct mistakes. BIOS Settings Warning Incorrect settings can cause your system to malfunction. Many of the settings are required by the system.

If there are no problems. the computer will tell you if there is anything wrong. it will display a system summary and prompt you to run Setup. Once that starts.Enter Setup prompt appears only during POST Note: The POST screen as pictured right is for guideline purposes only. you can’t get into Setup without rebooting. Each time you turn on the computer. including a quick test of the on-board RAM (memory). Cores per Processor = 2 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5250 @ 1. If there is a problem that prevents the system from booting.BIOS information 2.CPU type 3. All Rights Reserved Bios Revision: ******** KBC/EC Firmware Revision: ******** 5 1 CPU = 1 Processors Detected. the POST screen will not appear. If the Boot-time Diagnostic Screen is disabled. As the POST proceeds.1 POST Screen Press <F2> to enter SETUP 4 5 .BIOS Utilities The Power-On Self Test (POST) POST Screen 1.Memory status 4. Phoenix TrustedCore(tm) NB Copyright 1985-2006 Phoenix Technologies Ltd. the system takes a few seconds to conduct a POST. The POST screen on your computer may appear slightly different. the Setup prompt will disappear and the system will load the operating system.50GHz 382M System RAM Passed 2048 KB L2 Cache System BIOS shadowed ATAPI CD-ROM: Optiarc CD-RW CRX880A Fixed Disk 0: FUJITSU MHV2120BH Mouse intialized 2 3 Figure 5 .2 The Power-On Self Test (POST) .

3 . There are two categories. call for help. You will get a message identifying the problem (make a note of this message!) followed by the prompt: • Press <F1> to resume • <F2> to enter Setup Press F1 to see if the boot process can continue. Take the computer to your service representative or authorized service center as soon as possible. It may work. The Power-On Self Test (POST) 5 . “fatal” and “nonfatal”.BIOS Utilities Failing the POST Errors can be detected during the POST. or if the “cure” seems even worse. If you still get an error message after you change the setting. Press F2 to run the Setup program and try to correct the problem. Fatal Errors These stop the boot process and usually indicate there is something seriously wrong with your system. without the correct configuration. 5 Non-Fatal Errors This kind of error still allows you to boot.

(usually because you pressed F2 too quickly) just press F2 again. If you get a “Keyboard Error”. Entering Setup 5 To enter the PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility. port configuration). The prompt (Press F2 to Enter Setup) seen on page 5 .g.4 The Setup Program . turn on the computer and press F2 during the POST. 5 . The PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility main menu will appear. If the computer is already on. reboot using the Ctrl + Alt + Delete combination and then hold down F2 when prompted.BIOS Utilities The Setup Program The PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility program tells the system how to configure itself and manage basic features and subsystems (e.2 is usually present for a few seconds after you turn on the system.

If these tools are confusing. Scroll through the features listed on each screen to make changes to PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility. If you see an arrow next to an item. a new screen appears. Instructions on how to navigate each screen are in the box along the bottom of the screen.5 . 5 The Setup Program 5 . Setup Menus The Setup menus shown in this section are for reference only. and then use the arrow keys to scroll up or down the page. but the Enter key may execute a command. Your computer’s menus will indicate the configuration appropriate for your model and options. Along the top of the screen is a menu bar with menu headings. The sub-menu screen that appears has a similar layout. When you select a heading. press F1 to call up a General Help screen.BIOS Utilities Setup Screens The following pages contain additional advice on portions of the PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility. press Enter to go to a sub-menu on that subject. The Item Specific Help on the right side of each screen explains the highlighted item and has useful messages about its options.

2 Main Menu Main Main Advanced Security [22:12:05] [01/09/2008] Boot Exit Item Specific Help System Time: System Date: 5 IDE Channel 0 Master SATA Port 1 System Memory: Extended Memory: BIOS Revision: [Optiarc CD-RW CRX880A-(PM)] [FUJITSU MHY2120BH-(S1)] 633 KB 893 MB ********* <Tab>. 5 .. If you can change the date and time settings in your operating system.e.BIOS Utilities Main Menu PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility Figure 5 . ØØ = midnight. Some applications may also alter data files to reflect these changes. <Shift Tab>. you will also change these settings. F1 Esc Help Exit Select Item Select Menu -/+ Enter Change Values Select Sub-Menu F9 Setup Defaults F10 Save and Exit System Time & Date (Main Menu) The hour setting uses the 24-hour system (i. or <Enter> selects field.6 Main Menu . 13 = 1 pm).

The system will auto detect the amount of memory installed. Use the Auto (Type:) setting to have the items configured automatically for you.BIOS Utilities IDE Channel 0 Master (Main Menu) Pressing Enter opens the sub-menu to show the configuration of an optical Device on the computer’s IDE Channel 0. Use the Auto (Type:) setting to have the items configured automatically for you. and is not user configurable. 5 Main Menu 5 .7 . SATA Port 1 (Main Menu) Pressing Enter opens the sub-menu to show the configuration of a HDD on the computer’s Serial ATA Port 1. System/Extended Memory: (Main Menu) This item contains information on the system memory.

5 Boot-time Diagnostic Screen: Battery Low Alarm Beep: Embedded Share Memory USB BIOS Legacy Support: POST Beep Sound: Only available if Windows Vista is selected as the O/S. F1 Esc Help Exit Select Item Select Menu -/+ Enter Change Values Select Sub-Menu F9 Setup Defaults F10 Save and Exit Installed O/S: (Advanced Menu) The items in this menu allow you to select the operating system installed on your system (e. Windows Vista).g.3 Advanced Menu Main Advanced Advanced PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility Security Boot Exit Item Specific Help Installed O/S: SATA Mode Selection: [Windows VISTA] [Enabled] [Disabled] [Disabled] [128MB] [Enabled] [Disabled] Select the operating system installed on your system which you will use most commonly.8 Advanced Menu . If you have selected Windows Vista as your operating system the SATA Mode Selection sub-menu will become available (this sub-menu is only available when using Windows Vista) to allow you to enable/disable SATA enhanced mode. 5 .BIOS Utilities Advanced Menu Figure 5 .

and this may be adjusted to 32MB. 5 Advanced Menu 5 . Embedded Share Memory: (Advanced Menu) Use this menu item to set the amount of system memory to be allocated for use by the internal graphics device. The default memory size allocated is 128MB. This item is “Disabled” by default.BIOS Utilities Boot-time Diagnostic Screen: (Advanced Menu) Use this menu item to enable/disable the Boot-time Diagnostic Screen. 64MB or 256MB (by pressing the spacebar to adjust) if required. Enable this item to display the POST screen as illustrated in “POST Screen” on page 5 .9 .2. POST Beep Sound: (Advanced Menu) Use this menu to enable/disable the single beep sound at the end of the POST. USB BIOS Legacy Support: (Advanced Menu) Use this menu item to enable/disable the support for Legacy Universal Serial Bus in non-USB aware operating systems. Battery Low Alarm Beep: (Advanced Menu) Use this menu item to enable/disable the battery low alarm beep.

10 Security Menu . This will not affect access to the computer OS (only the PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility). These settings do not affect your machine or network passwords which will be set in your software OS.BIOS Utilities Security Menu PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility Security Menu The changes you make here affect the access to the PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility itself. 5 .4 Security Menu F1 Esc Help Exit Select Item Select Menu -/+ Enter Change Values Select Sub-Menu F9 Setup Defaults F10 Save and Exit Set Supervisor Password (Security Menu) You can set a password for access to the PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility. Main Advanced Securityy Securit Boot Exit Item Specific Help Supervisor Password Is: Set Supervisor Password Set User Password: Password on boot: Fixed disk boot sector: Clear [Enter] [Enter] [Disabled] [Normal] Supervisor Password controls access to the setup utility. 5 Figure 5 . and also access to your machine as it boots up after you turn it on.

The consequences of this could be serious. You can only set the user password after you have set the supervisor password.see “Viruses” on page 8 . Many menu items in the PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility utility cannot be modified in user mode.4). This will not affect access to the computer OS.11 .BIOS Utilities Set User Password (Security Menu) You can set a password for user mode access to the PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility. If “Enabled” is selected. Security Menu 5 . only users who enter a correct password can boot the system (see the warning in the sidebar). If you cannot remember your boot password you must contact your vendor and you may lose all of the information on your hard disk. then press Enter for the new password (without typing any password entry) and Enter again to confirm the password clearance. NEVER forget your password. Note: To clear existing passwords press Enter and type the existing password. Password Warning If you set a boot password (Password on boot is “Enabled“). 5 Fixed disk boot sector: (Security Menu) If you choose “Write-Protect” this will protect against viruses being written to the hard disk boot sector (this is not a substitute for installing an anti-virus program . Password on boot: (Security Menu) Specify whether or not a password should be entered to boot the computer (you may only set a password on boot if a supervisor password is enabled). (only the PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility). The default setting is “Disabled”.

it will try to load it from the next device in the order specified in the Boot priority order. <Shift +1> enables or disables a device. and in this priority order. 5 . 5 F1 Esc Help Exit Select Item Select Menu -/+ Enter Change Values Select Sub-Menu F9 Setup Defaults F10 Save and Exit When you turn the computer on it will look for an operating system (e. <1 .BIOS Utilities Boot Menu Figure 5 .12 Boot Menu . If it cannot find the operating system on that device. <+> and <-> moves the device up or down. PXE-2. Item specific help on the right is available to help you move devices up and down the order.1 8: Excluded from boot order: : USB CDROM: : USB ZIP : USB LS120 PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility Main Advanced Security Boot Exit Item Specific Help Keys used to view or configure devices: Up and Down arrows select a device.4> Loads default boot sequence.5 Boot Menu Boot priority order: 1: USB FDC: 2: IDE CD: Optiarc CD-RW CRX880A-(PM) 3: IDE 4: FUJITSU MHY2120BH-(S1) 4: IDE 5: 5: USB KEY: 6: USB HDD: 7: PCI BEV: SiS191 UNDI.g. <x> exclude or include the device to boot. Windows Vista) from the devices listed in this menu.

BIOS Utilities Exit Menu PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility Main Advanced Security Boot Exit Item Specific Help Exit Saving Changes Exit Discarding Changes Load Setup Defaults Discard Changes Save Changes Exit System Setup and save your changes to CMOS. You can also choose to restore the original PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility defaults that will return the Setup to its original state. Exit Menu 5 . Figure 5 .6 Exit Menu 5 F1 Esc Help Exit Select Item Select Menu -/+ Enter Change Values Execute Command F9 Setup Defaults F10 Save and Exit Choosing to Discard Changes. or Exit Discarding Changes.13 . and erase any previous changes you have made in a previous session. will wipe out any changes you have made to the PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility.

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The chapter includes: • • • • Removing the Battery Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive Upgrading the Optical (CD/DVD) Device Upgrading the System Memory (RAM) Warranty Warning Please check with your service representative before undertaking any upgrade procedures to find out if this will VOID your warranty. If you have any trouble or problems you can contact your service representative for further help. Follow the steps outlined to make the desired upgrades.Upgrading The Computer Chapter 6: Upgrading The Computer Overview This chapter contains information on upgrading the computer.1 . Before you begin you will need: • A small crosshead or Phillips screwdriver • A small regular slotted (flathead) screwdriver • An antistatic wrist strap Before working with the internal components you will need to wear an antistatic wrist strap to ground yourself because static electricity may damage the components. 6 Please make sure that you review each procedure before you perform it. Overview 6 .

contact your service representative to purchase or replace the component(s). It is advisable to also remove your battery in order to prevent accidentally turning the machine on. These procedures involve opening the system’s case. Removal Warning When removing any cover(s) and screw(s) for the purposes of device upgrade.2 Overview . make sure that you have turned off the power. remember to replace the cover(s) and screw(s) before turning the computer on. 6 . adding and sometimes replacing parts.Upgrading The Computer When Not to Upgrade Power Safety Warning Before you undertake any upgrade procedures. You should not perform any of these upgrades if: • • • • Your system is still under warranty or a service contract You don’t have all the necessary equipment You’re not in the correct environment You doubt your abilities 6 Under any of these conditions. and disconnected all peripherals and cables (including telephone lines).

Upgrading The Computer Removing the Battery If you are confident in undertaking upgrade procedures yourself. Turn the computer off. 1 6 Figure 6 .1 Battery Latch 2 1 Removing the Battery 6 . Slide the battery in the direction of the arrow 2 . Slide the latch 1 in the direction of the arrow. 3. and hold it in place. for safety reasons it is best to remove the battery. 2.3 . and turn it over. 1. Warranty Warning Please check with your service representative before undertaking any upgrade procedures to find out if this will VOID your warranty.

3 Battery Insertion 4 6 .Upgrading The Computer 4. and then slide the battery in the direction of the arrow 4 until the lock clicks into place. Lift the battery up and out in the direction of the arrow 3 . Figure 6 .2 Battery Removal 3 5. 6 6.4 Removing the Battery . Insert the battery by pushing it straight down into the battery bay (it will only fit one way. don’t force it). Make sure the battery is sitting flat in the slot. Figure 6 .

Follow your operating system’s installation instructions.5mm (h) (see “Storage” on page C . when setting up a new hard disk.5" serial (SATA) hard disk drives with a height of 9.5 . Copy these to a removable medium. Remove the hard disk cover 3 . You have all the CD-ROMs and FDDs required to install your operating system and programs. Locate the hard disk bay cover and remove screws 1 & 2 . 3.3). If you have access to the internet. and install all necessary drivers and utilities (as outlined in “Driver Installation” on page 4 .4 Hard Disk Bay Cover Removal Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive 6 .2). 6 1 2 3 Figure 6 . and turn it over and remove the battery. 1. download the latest application and hardware driver updates for the operating system you plan to install. Turn off the computer. Before you begin make sure: You have backed up any data you want to keep from your old HDD. 2.Upgrading The Computer Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive The hard disk drive can be taken out to accommodate other 2. HDD System Warning New HDD’s are blank.

7 to release the hard disk 8 from the case 9 .Upgrading The Computer 4. 5.6 Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive . Pull the tab to slide the hard disk and case assembly in the direction of arrow 4 . Remove screws 6 . 6. and reverse the process to install any new hard disk. Figure 6 . Lift the hard disk and case assembly out of the bay in the direction of arrow 5 .5 Hard Disk Bay Cover Removal 4 6 7 5 6 8 9 6 .

Use a screwdriver to carefully push out the optical device at point 7 . Turn off the computer. and turn it over and remove the battery. 3.Upgrading The Computer Upgrading the Optical (CD/DVD) Device 1. Locate the module bay cover and remove screws 1 . Reverse the process to install the new device. 4.5 . 2 1 5 3 7 6 6 Figure 6 . 2. 5.6 Removing the CD/ DVD Device 4 7 Upgrading the Optical (CD/DVD) Device 6 .7 . Remove the bay cover 6 .

8 Upgrading the System Memory (RAM) . The total memory size is automatically detected by the POST routine once you turn on your computer. 3.Upgrading The Computer Upgrading the System Memory (RAM) The computer has two memory sockets for 200 pin Small Outline Dual In-line (SODIMM) DDRII (DDR2) type memory modules (see “Memory” on page C . 2 1 5 3 6 4 6 . Remove the bay cover 6 .7 Module Bay Cover Removal 1. Locate the module bay cover and remove screws 1 . and turn it over and remove the battery.2 for details of supported module types).5 . 2. 6 Figure 6 . Turn off the computer.

7. 10. and degrade the module’s performance. it should fit without much pressure. Figure 6 . Pull the latches to release the second module if necessary. 11. Replace the module bay cover and screws. Restart the computer to allow the BIOS to register the new memory configuration as it starts up. DO NOT FORCE the module. Insert a new module holding it at about a 30° angle and fit the connectors firmly into the memory slot. The RAM module 9 will pop-up.8. Gently pull the two release latches on the sides of the memory socket in the direction indicated by the arrows ( 7 & 8 ) in Figure 6 . Press the module in and down towards the mainboard until the slot levers click into place to secure the module. Contact Warning 7 9 8 Be careful not to touch the metal pins on the module’s connecting edge.9 . 6 5.8 RAM Module Removal Upgrading the System Memory (RAM) 6 .Upgrading The Computer 4. The module’s pin alignment will allow it to only fit one way. 8. 9. and you can remove it. Even the cleanest hands have oils which can attract particles. Make sure the module is seated as far into the slot as it will go. 6.

We recommend that you do not do this yourself. 6 . may violate your warranty. Opening this compartment. since if it is done incorrectly you may damage the processor or mainboard. If you want to upgrade your computer by replacing the existing processor with a faster/new one you will need to contact your customer service representative. 6 Unauthorized tampering with the HDD may also violate your warranty. or accessing the CPU in any way.10 Upgrading the Processor .Upgrading The Computer Upgrading the Processor Warranty The CPU is not a user serviceable part.

Make sure the module(s) are OFF if you are using the computer aboard aircraft. 7 Overview 7 . depending on the configuration purchased. • Bluetooth Module • PC Camera Module • Wireless LAN Module Wireless Device Operation Aboard Aircraft The use of any portable electronic transmission devices aboard aircraft is usually prohibited. which may come with your computer.1 .Modules & Options Chapter 7: Modules & Options Overview This chapter contains information on the following modules. If you are unsure please contact your service representative.

you will not be able to copy a file from the Bluetooth enabled device to your computer until the file transfer process from the computer has been completed.3.Modules & Options Bluetooth Module Wireless Device Operation Aboard Aircraft The use of any portable electronic transmission devices aboard aircraft is usually prohibited. mobile phones. digital cameras. on page 1 . and check the indicator to see if the module is powered on or not (see Table 1 .9/Table 1 .5. headsets etc.11) to toggle power to the Bluetooth module (the LED will be orange when the module is powered on).2 Bluetooth Module . Make sure the module(s) are OFF if you are using the computer aboard aircraft. printers. Bluetooth Data Transfer Note that the transfer of data between the computer and a Bluetooth enabled device is supported in one direction only (simultaneous data transfer is not supported).11). 7 Use the Fn + F12 key combination to toggle power to the Bluetooth module. 7 . Use the Fn + F12 key combination (see Table 1 . on page 1 . using a short-range radio frequency. Therefore if you are copying a file from your computer to a Bluetooth enabled device. on page 1 . desktop computers. PDAs.5. The optional Bluetooth module allows you to connect your computer to Bluetooth enabled devices such as other computers.

3. Bluetooth Taskbar Icon If you cannot see the Bluetooth icon in the taskbar. A Bluetooth icon will appear in the taskbar (see sidebar). Note that you will need to check the LED indicator to see if the module is powered on or not. Click Start. Click/Right-click the icon and choose an option from the menu. Click Options (tab). and make sure that Show Bluetooth icon in the notification area check box (Connections) has a tick inside it. mobile phone etc. 2. Make the device discoverable (to do this check your device documentation). Turn your Bluetooth device (e.3 . Press the Fn + F12 key combination to power on the Bluetooth module. 1. PDA. access the Bluetooth Devices control panel. 2. and then click Bluetooth Devices (Hardware and Sound).Modules & Options Bluetooth Configuration in Windows Vista Setup your Bluetooth Device so the Computer Can Find it 1. and click Control Panel (or point to Settings and click Control Panel). • • • Double-click the icon to access the Bluetooth Devices control panel. You can then do any of the following to access the Bluetooth Devices control panel. To Turn the Bluetooth Module On 7 Figure 7 .) on.g.1 Bluetooth Devices & Click Icon Menu Bluetooth Module 7 .

and click Next. Click Options (tab). Click Finish. Click Devices (tab). and then click Next.2 Add Bluetooth Device Wizard 7 Passkey Options You can allow the system to choose a passkey for you. 7. 6. Click to select “My device is set up and ready to be found”. and make sure that Allow Bluetooth devices to connect to this computer check box (Connections) has a tick inside it. The Wizard will then search for any available Bluetooth devices within range. 4. Figure 7 . Click to select the device you want to communicate with. and then click Add. You will then be prompted to enter the generated passkey on your Bluetooth device.3 Passkey Option 9. Access the Bluetooth Devices control panel. Select an appropriate passkey option and click Next. 2. The Add Bluetooth Device Wizard will appear.4 Bluetooth Module .Modules & Options To Add a Bluetooth Device 1. 3. 5. 7 . Figure 7 . 8.

Type Bluetooth in the Search Help box. select Help and Support from the Start menu. clear/tick the check box next to the service and click OK). and make sure that Allow Bluetooth devices to find this computer check box (Discovery) has a tick inside it. 3. Click on the device you want to change and click Properties to: • • Change the name of the device (click General. Click Options. type a new name and click OK). 2. 7 Figure 7 . Make sure that Alert me when a new Bluetooth device wants to connect check box (Connections) has a tick inside it. Bluetooth Help To get help on Bluetooth configuration and settings. Access the Bluetooth Devices control panel.4 Bluetooth Devices Options Bluetooth Module 7 . To Make your Computer Discoverable to Bluetooth Devices 1. 2.5 .Modules & Options To Change Settings for the Bluetooth Device 1. Enable/Disable a service (click Services. if you want to be notified when a Bluetooth device wants to connect. and select an item from the returned search results to get more information. Access the Bluetooth Devices control panel.

on page 4 .11) to toggle power to the PC Camera module.5. for the latest updated information on the PC Camera driver.6 PC Camera Module . make sure that the optional PC Camera is on.1. which may override the information provided here. and any accompanying insert pages. 7 7 . Before installing the PC Camera driver. The PC Camera module uses the BisonCap application to capture video files.Modules & Options PC Camera Module Latest PC Camera Driver Information Check the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc. Make sure you install the drivers in the order indicated in Table 4 . on page 1 .3. Use the Fn + F10 key combination (see Table 1 .

Click 1. or from the BisonCam item in the Start > Programs/All Programs menu (if the hardware is turned off use the Fn + F10 key combination to turn it on again). Make sure the module is powered on. 4. 7 PC Camera Module 7 . 2. Click Option Drivers (button). 3. Run the BisonCap application program from the BisonCam shortcut on the desktop.Modules & Options PC Camera Driver Installation 1. and then insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the CD/DVD drive. Choose the language you prefer and click Next > Next.7 . Click Finish to restart the computer. 6. 5.PC Camera. Webcam > Yes.

Click Levels (tab).8 PC Camera Module .. and adjust the Microphone and Microphone Boost sliders to the level required. Run the BisonCap application program from the Start > Programs/All Programs > BisonCam menu. 4. 7. Double-click Microphone (or select Properties from the right-click menu). 6. Right-click Microphone (Realtek High Definition Audio) and make sure the item is not disabled. 2. 1. Click OK and close the control panels. Go to the Capture menu heading and select Capture Audio (it should have a tick alongside it). Click Recording (tab). Go to the Devices menu heading and select Microphone (Realtek. 5. it is necessary to setup the audio recording options in Windows.. 9. 7 7 .. 3. Click Start.) (it should have a tick alongside it). 8.Modules & Options PC Camera Audio Setup If you wish to capture video & audio with your camera. Click Sound (Hardware and Sound). and click Control Panel (or point to Settings and click Control Panel). 10.

5 Audio Setup for PC Camera Right-click 7 PC Camera Module 7 .9 .Modules & Options Figure 7 .

and for capturing video files to . option in the File menu. Click OK (the file location will be displayed in the pop-up box) to start capturing the video. then set the "Capture file size:" and click OK.10 PC Camera Module . 7 Set Capture File Prior to capturing video files you may select the Set Capture File. Set the name and location then click Open. 2.11.8) and select Start Capture. See also “Reducing Video File Size” on page 7 . and press Esc to stop the capture (you can view the file using the Windows Media Player).. 3.11 in order to save file space.avi format. Pre-Allocating File Space You may pre-allocate the file size (File > Allocate File Size) for the capture file in the BisonCap program.Modules & Options BisonCap BisonCap is a video viewer for general purpose video viewing and testing. You can then start the capture process as above. 1. Note the important information in “Reducing Video File Size” on page 7 .see Set Capture File below).. Go to the Capture menu heading (if you wish to capture audio check “PC Camera Audio Setup” on page 7 . by reducing the amount of work the hard disk has to do in finding space for the video data as it is being captured. Run the BisonCap program from the Start > Programs/All Programs > BisonCam menu (it is recommended that you set the capture file before the capture process . Pre-allocating space on the hard disk can improve the capture quality (particularly of large capture files). and help prevent system problems. and set the file name and location before capture (this will help avoid accidentally overwriting files). 7 .

10) or reduce video resolution (see below). 3.10). and select Properties). To Reduce Video Resolution Output Size: 1. Click the Output Size drop box and select a lower resolution size in order to reduce the captured file size. Note that the Windows Vista system requires a minimum of 15GB of free space on the C: drive system partition. DVD or USB Flash drive. Run the BisonCap program. After recording video.. Go to Options and scroll down to select Video Capture Pin.Modules & Options Reducing Video File Size Note that capturing high resolution video files requires a substantial amount of disk space for each file. 7 PC Camera Module 7 .11 . In order to prevent system problems it is recommended that you save the captured video file to a location other than the C: drive (see “Set Capture File” on page 7 .. CD. limit the file size of the captured video (see “PreAllocating File Space” on page 7 . If necessary you can remove the recorded video file to a removable medium e. right-click the hard disk.g.. 2. check the video file size (right-click the file and select Properties) and the remaining free space on your hard disk (go to My Computer.

2. Go to Options and scroll down to select Video Capture Filter. 3..12 PC Camera Module .. 1. you can try to adjust the setting in the Video Capture Filter options.Modules & Options Eliminating Screen Flicker If you find that the video screen in the BisonCap program is flickering. Run the BisonCap program.6 Video Capture Filter 7 . Click either 50Hz or 60Hz under Frequency in Property Page (tab). 7 Figure 7 ..

Figure 7 . The picture (in JPEG format) will be placed in the Snapshot folder desktop. 1. 2. 1. 3. Go to Zoom and select Zoom Out/Zoom In. Snapshot Folder The Snapshot folder’s default location is on the desktop. Do not move this folder or an error may appear when you try to take a still picture. Run the BisonCap program. 7 on the PC Camera Module 7 . Run the BisonCap program. Go to Options and select Take Picture.7 Zoom/Setting Taking Still Pictures The BisonCap program allows you to take still pictures.Modules & Options Zoom The BisonCap program allows you to zoom the camera in and out. 2.13 . If you accidentally delete or move the folder. you can create a new Snapshot folder on the desktop in order to capture the files.

7 Use the Fn + F11 key combination to toggle power to the WLAN module. Use the Fn + F11 key combination (see Table 1 . 4. The operating system is the default setting for Wireless LAN control in Windows Vista (see overleaf).11) to toggle power to the WLAN module (the LED will be green when the module is powered on). on page 1 . 6. WLAN Driver Installation 1.Wireless Lan.Modules & Options Wireless LAN Module Wireless Device Operation Aboard Aircraft The use of any portable electronic transmission devices aboard aircraft is usually prohibited. Click Option Drivers (button). and check the indicator to see if the module is powered on or not (see Table 1 .11 b/g USB WLAN module in your purchase option. 7.11). Click Finish to complete the installation. 5. Choose the language you prefer and click Next. on page 1 .3. 2.5. and then insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the CD/DVD drive.1.14 Wireless LAN Module . Make sure you install the drivers in the order indicated in Table 4 . Make sure the module is powered on. on page 4 . make sure that the Wireless LAN module is on. Click 2.5.9/Table 1 . Make sure the module(s) are OFF if you are using the computer aboard aircraft. 7 . on page 1 . Click Next > Install. If you have included a 802. 3.3.

15 . A list of currently available networks will appear.8 Taskbar Menus Click icon Right-click icon 2. and then click Connect to a network (or rightclick the icon . Figure 7 . 1.9 Connect to a Network Wireless LAN Module 7 . and then click Connect to a network). 3. 7 Figure 7 . click to choose Wireless from the drop-down menu. Click the taskbar wireless icon . In the Show list.Modules & Options Connecting to a Wireless Network Make sure the Wireless LAN module is turned on. Network and Sharing Center You can also use the Network and Sharing Center control panel in Windows (Network and Internet) to connect to any available wireless networks.

5. click Set up a connection or network (a list of options will appear allowing manual searching. Figure 7 .Modules & Options 4. Click a network.10 Connecting 7 6.11 Connection Status 7 . Figure 7 . and creating a new network).16 Wireless LAN Module . If you do not see a network you want to connect to. and then click Connect. Move the cursor over the taskbar icon to see the connection status (see below).

Connecting to unsecure networks may allow unauthorized access to your computer. and then select Connect or disconnect to access the network menu. Security Enabled Networks You should try to make sure that any network you are connecting to is a secure network. To disconnect from the wireless network you can click the taskbar wireless icon . Click icon 7 Figure 7 . and click Disconnect (or right-click the icon .Modules & Options 7.17 .12 Disconnecting Right-click icon Wireless LAN Module 7 . and then click Disconnect from). websites and files etc. documents.

2. Click Start. and click Control Panel (or point to Settings and click Control Panel).18 Wireless LAN Module .13 Windows Mobility Center 7 . 7 Figure 7 . or click the icon to access the network menu. power plans used and wireless device status etc. 3. To access the Windows Mobility Center: 1. Click the button to Turn wireless off/on. Double-click Windows Mobility Center (Mobile PC).Modules & Options Windows Mobility Center The Windows Mobility Center control panel provides an easy point of access for information on battery status.

8 Overview 8 . but you should check here before you panic.Troubleshooting Chapter 8: Troubleshooting Overview Should you have any problems with your computer. but it may start working again. If. so you should preview this section just in case. it will happen at the most inconvenient time possible. Then call your service representative. before consulting your service representative. try turning it off for a few minutes and then rebooting. talk to your service representative. You will lose any unsaved data. after you’ve tried everything. and the system still won’t cooperate. This chapter lists some common problems and their possible solutions. If you don’t find the answer in these pages. If all else fails. This can’t anticipate every problem. Of course. make sure you have followed the instructions carefully and observed the safety precautions in the preface.1 . you may want to try to solve the problem yourself. if something goes wrong. You should also make a record of what happened and what remedies you tried.

the Fn + F4 key combination. Press any key to restart”).2 Basic Hints and Tips .Troubleshooting Basic Hints and Tips Many of the following may seem obvious but they are often the solution to a problem when your computer appears not to be working. and then press any key” / “Remove disks or other media.Check all the cables to make sure that there are no loose connections anywhere. • Power Savings .Press Fn + F7 to make sure the system is not set to “external only” display. make sure it is actually working.9) to see the computer’s power status. • Boot Drive .Make sure there are no optical media and/or USB storage devices in any connected drive when you start up your machine (this is a common cause of the message “Invalid system disk . • Connections .Replace the disk. 8 • Brightness .Check the brightness of the screen by pressing the Fn + F8 and F9 keys to adjust the brightness. or power button to wake-up the system.8).Make sure that the system is not in Hibernate or Sleep mode by pressing the keys configured in your Power Options (see “Configuring the Power Buttons” on page 3 . 8 . Check the LED Power & Communication Indicators (see “LED Indicators” on page 1 . • Display Choice . • Power .Is the computer actually plugged into a working electrical outlet? If plugged into a power strip.

e. You may schedule these programs to run at times when you are not using your computer. • Write down your passwords and keep them safe (away from your computer).3 . but close to hand.g.Troubleshooting Backup and General Maintenance • Always backup your important data. dialup settings.(even if just brief notes). Don’t forget to note the serial numbers if you are storing them out of their original cases. Backup and General Maintenance 8 . and keep copies of your OS and programs safe. in a CD wallet. may violate your warranty. • Run maintenance programs on your hard disk and OS as often as you can. mail settings etc. • Keep copies of vital settings files such as network.10). You can use those that are provided free with your OS. or accessing the CPU in any way. or buy the more powerful dedicated programs to do so. 8 Warranty The CPU is not a user serviceable part. This is especially important if you choose to use a Supervisor password for the BIOS (see “Security Menu” on page 5 . Opening this compartment.

New computer viruses are discovered daily. Viruses are often triggered from within email attachments so take care when opening any attached file. 8 . and some of them may seriously harm your computer and cause you to lose data.4 Viruses . and many Anti-Virus programs will also provide such a disk (or at least instructions on how to make one). You may refer to your OS’s documentation for instructions on how to make one. 8 • Keep a “Bootable CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/USB storage device” (this CD/DVD/USB device provides basic information which allows you to startup your computer) handy.Troubleshooting Viruses • Install an Anti-Virus program and keep the definitions file (the file which tells your program which viruses to look for) up to date. Note: You should also beware of files from people you know as the virus may have infected an address book and been automatically forwarded without the person’s knowledge. You can configure most Anti-Virus programs to check all e-mail attachments. • Be careful when opening e-mail from sources you don’t know. Anti-Virus programs are commercially available and the definitions file updates are usually downloadable directly from the internet.

• Don’t open your computer or undertake any repair or upgrade work if you are not comfortable with what you are doing. Always refer to the documentation of any new hardware and/or software. otherwise you will risk severely damaging your system. since you are reading this that you are looking at the computer’s manual. • Make sure you have installed the drivers for any new hardware you have installed (latest driver files are usually available to download from vendor’s websites). We can assume. Always check that all the cables are correctly connected. • When installing a new device always make sure the device is powered on. and in many cases you will need to restart the computer. • Read the documentation.Troubleshooting Upgrading and Adding New Hardware/Software • Do not be tempted to make changes to your Windows Registry unless you are very sure of what you are doing. 8 Upgrading and Adding New Hardware/Software 8 .5 . and pay particular attention to files entitled “READ ME” or “READ ME FIRST”. but what about any new peripheral devices you have just purchased? Many problems are caused by the installation of new hardware and/or software.

then it will be difficult to determine the cause of a problem. If possible.if your computer has many devices plugged into its ports. and a number of programs running. Try disconnecting all of the devices and restarting the computer with all the peripheral devices unplugged. go back and undo the change you just made and see if the problem still occurs. although this may be time consuming. • Don’t over complicate things. or software programs.6 Upgrading and Adding New Hardware/Software . The less you have to deal with then the easier the source of the problem may be found. A process of elimination (adding and removing devices and restarting where necessary) will often find the source of a problem.Troubleshooting • Thoroughly check any recent changes you made to your system as these changes may affect one or more system components. 8 8 . Example .

Check the settings of any active power plan/scheme (see “Power Plans” on page 3 .21). is blinking orange. Check the settings of any active power plan (see “Power Plans” on page 3 . Make sure there’s nothing interfering with the battery contacts.Troubleshooting Problems & Possible Solutions Problem You turned on the power but it doesn’t work. If the computer doesn’t start up immediately. You are losing battery power too quickly.4/“Power Schemes” on page D . Actual battery operating time is shorter than expected. Low Battery. 8 Problems & Possible Solutions 8 . turn it off then on again.Solution Battery missing / incorrectly installed. make sure the battery is present and seated properly (the design of the battery only allows it to go in one way). You may also be using an ExpressCard device/USB device/external device that is drawing a lot of power. Check the battery bay. Make sure the battery is fully discharged and recharge it completely before reusing (see “Battery Information” on page 3 10/“Battery Information” on page D . Possible Cause . Plug in the DC power source. The system is using too much power.16). The battery has not been fully discharged before being recharged.16).4/“Power Schemes” on page D .7 . The battery LED power indicator . Turn off/remove the unused device to save power. A peripheral device/USB device/ExpressCard is consuming a lot of power.

turn it on.Troubleshooting Problem The computer feels too hot. The computer is set for a different display. put the system into Hibernate mode or turn it off for an hour. Toggle the Fn + F4 (see “Configuring the Power Buttons” on page 3 . The screen controls need to be adjusted.15). You should also check the monitor’s own brightness and contrast controls.7 for instructions on installing and configuring the video driver. Make sure you’re using the correct adapter.20) sleep/resume key combination.Solution Make sure the computer is properly ventilated and the Vent/Fan intakes are not blocked. Toggle the screen display key combination. Possible Cause . Press any key or touch the TouchPad.8/“Configuring the Power Button” on page D . If you’re connected to an external monitor. Toggle the screen control key combinations Fn + F8/F9. Fn + F7.8 Problems & Possible Solutions . Putting a notebook which is powered on in a travel bag may cause the Vent/Fan intakes to be blocked. If an external monitor is connected. See “SIS Video Driver Controls” on page B . 8 No image appears on the external monitor I have plugged in and powered on. make sure it’s plugged in and turned on. If this doesn’t cool it down. You haven’t installed the video driver and configured it appropriately from the Control Panel.1/“Video Features” on page D . appears on The system is in a power saving mode. Make sure the computer isn’t sitting on a thermal surface (see “Overheating” on page 1 . Make sure that your notebook is completely powered off before putting it into a travel bag (or any such container). 8 . The screen saver is activated. Nothing screen.

The consequences of this could be serious.Solution If you forget the password.9 . Password Warning If you choose to set a boot password. The compact disc is not correctly placed in the tray. The volume might be set too low. or use the key combination Fn + F5 and F6 (see “Audio Features” on page 2 . The sound cannot be heard or the volume is very low. The code has been changed the maximum 5 times. Clean it with a CD-ROM cleaner kit. If you cannot remember your boot password you must contact your vendor and you may lose all of the information on your hard disk.5/ “DVD Regional Codes” on page D . See “DVD Regional Codes” on page 2 .3). NEVER forget your password.2. Gently try to remove the disc using the eject hole (see “Loading Discs” on page 2 . The DVD regional codes can no longer be changed. The compact disc is dirty. The compact disc tray will not open when there is a disc in the tray.11/“Audio Features” on page D . Contact your service representative for help. you may have to discharge the battery of the CMOS. The compact disc cannot be read. 8 Problems & Possible Solutions 8 .4) to adjust. the boot Possible Cause .Troubleshooting Problem You forget password. Check the volume control in the Volume Control Panel in the Windows taskbar.

then press the Fn + F11 (WLAN) or Fn + F12 (Bluetooth) key combination(s) in order to enable the modules. The PC Camera module cannot be detected.10 Problems & Possible Solutions . 8 The system freezes or the screen goes dark.Troubleshooting Problem Unwelcome numbers appear when typing.6) to view the camera picture. Press the Fn + F10 key combination in order to enable the module. you can use any standard USB keyboard. The modules are off. Make sure you have installed the driver for the appropriate module (see the instructions for the appropriate module in “Modules & Options” on page 7 . If the LED Possible Cause . The Wireless LAN/ PC Camera modules cannot be configured. press the sleep (Fn + F4) key combination.9). 8 . The system’s power saving features have timed-out. then Num Lock is turned ON. The driver(s) for the module(s) have not been installed. The Wireless LAN/ Bluetooth modules cannot be detected. The system will detect and enable it automatically. The module is off. However special functions/hot keys unique to the system’s regular keyboard may not work. Other Keyboards If your keyboard is damaged or you just want to make a change. or press the power button if no LEDs are lit. If the LED indicator is off. Use the AC/DC adapter.9). Check the LED indicator to see if the WLAN/Bluetooth module is on or off (see “LED Indicators” on page 1 . Run the BisonCap program (see “PC Camera Module” on page 7 . (see “LED Indicators” on page 1 .1).Solution is lit.

8 Problems & Possible Solutions 8 . Use the key combination (Fn + F12) to power on the Bluetooth module after the computer resumes from Sleep.Troubleshooting Problem A file cannot be copied to/from a connected Bluetooth device. If you have run Windows Media Player and then want to watch videos on Power DVD.11 . If you are copying a file from your computer to a Bluetooth enabled device. Lagging (the slowing down of the display) occurs when a media file is played in the Power DVD program.Solution The transfer of data between the computer and a Bluetooth enabled device is supported in one direction only (simultaneous data transfer is not supported). and then run the Power DVD application. The Bluetooth module is off after resuming from Sleep. You have run the Windows Media Player program before running the Power DVD program. We recommend that you use the Power DVD application to play media files on this computer. you must restart the computer. DO NOT run the Power DVD application after having run Windows Media Player as this may cause some videos to lag. Possible Cause . you will not be able to copy a file from the Bluetooth enabled device to your computer until the file transfer process from the computer has been completed The Bluetooth module’s default state will be off after resuming from the Sleep power-saving state.

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1 . connect to the internet etc. A Interface (Ports & Jacks) A .Interface (Ports & Jacks) Appendix A: Interface (Ports & Jacks) Overview The following chapter will give a quick description of the interface (ports & jacks) which allow your computer to communicate with external devices.

Plug the supplied AC/DC adapter into this jack to power your computer. to get dual video or simultaneous display on the LCD and external monitor/FPD (see “Display Devices & Options” on page B . Note: Set your system’s volume to a reduced level before connecting to this jack.Interface (Ports & Jacks) Notebook Ports and Jacks Item Built-In Microphone Description The built-in microphone allows you to record on your computer. A .4). A Headphone-Out Jack Headphones or speakers may be connected through this jack. Push the card into the slot and it will appear as a removable device. Line-In Jack The Line-In jack allows you to play audio sources through the computer’s speakers. DC-In Jack External Monitor (VGA) Port This port allows you to connect an external monitor.2 Interface (Ports & Jacks) . or Flat Panel Display. Card Reader Port The card reader allows you to use some of the latest digital storage cards.

3 .1” or ‘dts’ surround sound. a Kensington-type lock can be attached to this slot.1 compliant) are for low-speed peripherals such as keyboards. S/PDIF-Out Jack A USB 2.0 compatible ports (USB 2. and unplugged from the computer.g.g.1 Ports Interface (Ports & Jacks) A . without the need to turn the system off (if the power rating of your USB device is 500mA or above. mice or scanners. This S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface Format) Out Jack allows you to connect your DVDcapable PC to a Dolby AC-3 compatible receiver for “5.Interface (Ports & Jacks) Item Microphone-In Jack Description Plug an external microphone in to this jack to record on your computer.0 is fully USB 1. make sure you use the power supply which comes with the device). This port supports LAN (Network) functions. Note: Broadband (e. Devices can be plugged into the computer. Note: Broadband (e. RJ-45 LAN Jack Security Lock Slot To prevent possible theft. ADSL) modems usually connect to the LAN port. RJ-11 Phone Jack This port connects to the built-in modem. digital video cameras or high-speed scanners etc. You may plug the telephone line directly into this RJ-11 telephone connection. ADSL) modems usually connect to the LAN port. Locks can be purchased at any computer store. and for high-speed peripherals such as external HDDs. These USB 2.0/1.

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but automatically and dynamically allocates as much (up to 256MB maximum) system memory (RAM) as needed to the video system. Video Memory The system does not feature dedicated video memory. Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc and click Install Drivers (button).Install VGA Driver > Yes. Function Key Combination You can use the Fn + F7 key combination to toggle through the display options: • Notebook Only • External Display Only • Notebook + External Display Make sure you give the displays enough time to refresh. 3. see “Embedded Share Memory: (Advanced Menu)” on page 5 . 2.3.1.9. SIS Video Driver Installation Make sure you install the drivers in the order indicated in Table 4 . Note: After installing the video driver go to the Display Settings control panel to adjust the video settings to the highest resolution. on page 4 . You can adjust the amount of allocated memory from the BIOS.16. The system returns whatever memory is no longer needed to the operating system. Click 1. Click Yes to restart the computer. B SIS Video Driver Installation B . Video 1. Click Yes (click Yes if you want to view the ReadMe file).SIS Video Driver Controls Appendix B: SIS Video Driver Controls The basic settings for configuring the LCD are outlined in “Video Features” on page 1 .1 .

1 SIS VGA Control Center B B .SIS Video Driver Controls SIS VGA Control Center Taskbar Icon The SIS VGA Control Center can also be accessed by right-clicking the icon in the taskbar and selecting Control Center from the menu. Figure B .2 SIS VGA Control Center . More advanced video configuration options are provided by the SIS VGA Control Center. Open the control panel (see “Windows Vista Start Menu & Control Panel” on page 1 .16) and click SiS VGA Control Center (Appearance and Personalization). 1.

2 SIS VGA Control Center Control Panels B SIS VGA Control Center B .SIS Video Driver Controls You may make changes to the video and display settings by clicking the appropriate menu button. Figure B .3 .

may be configured independently and act as a virtual desktop (this is similar to Extended Desktop in Windows) Table B . The following display modes are available.SIS Video Driver Controls Display Devices & Options Besides the built-in LCD.1 Display Modes Clone Multi-Mode B B . Display Setting Mode Description Single One of the connected displays is used as the display device Both connected displays output the same view and may be configured independently Both connected displays are treated as separate devices. A VGA monitor/Flat Panel Display connects to the external monitor port.4 SIS VGA Control Center . you can also use an external VGA monitor (CRT) or external Flat Panel Display as your display device.

and follow the instructions below: Windows Vista 1. 3.5 . you can also use an external monitor (CRT)/flat panel display as your display device. If a New Display Detected window does not appear in Windows Vista. Figure B . 2. go to the Windows Mobility Center control panel (Mobile PC > Adjust commonly used mobility settings) and click Connect display. Connect it to the external monitor port on the left of the computer. or click Display Settings (in the New Display Detected window) to access the control panel. Click on any of the buttons to configure the displays to your preferences.SIS Video Driver Controls Attaching Other Displays Besides the built-in LCD. Attach your external display to the external monitor port and turn it on.3 New Display Detected B Attaching Other Displays B .

Click Display Setting icon . Click Device List <Change Devices>. Figure B .4 Select Active Devices 7. Select which active device is to be Device 1/Device 2 and click OK. 6. You can then choose the Display Setting mode from the menu buttons.5 Display Setting B B . 2. and click Control Panel (or point to Settings and click Control Panel). Click SiS VGA Control Center (or click Appearance and Personalization > SiS VGA Control Center).SIS Video Driver Controls External displays may also be configured from SiS VGA Control Center: 1. 5.6 Attaching Other Displays . 4. Click Start. 3. Figure B . Attach your external display to the external monitor port and turn it on.

Go to the SiS VGA Control Center > Display Setting menu . Click Yes within 15 seconds in order to save the setting change. change the status and clone Device 1 from the device list menu.7 . You can adjust the display mode. 2. Attach your external display to the external monitor port and turn it on. Click the appropriate icon for the display setting mode you wish to use. Multi-Mode Clone Figure B . Click Apply > Yes to save any changes. Figure B . 4. 3. 6.SIS Video Driver Controls To Enable a Display Setting Mode 1.7 Display Setting Device List Options B To Enable a Display Setting Mode B .6 Confirm Changes 5.

SIS Video Driver Controls Using Windows Vista to Enable Extended Mode Display Settings Extended Desktop Use the control panel to drag the monitors to match the physical arrangement you wish to use.8 To Enable a Display Setting Mode . Click Apply > OK. 5. and turn it on. 2. If a New Display Detected window does not appear in Windows Vista. Click to select Show different parts of my desktop on each display (extended). B Figure B .8 New Display Detected B . 1. Click Right or Left under Extend your desktop. go to the Windows Mobility Center control panel (Mobile PC > Adjust commonly used mobility settings) and click Connect display. Attach your external display to the external monitor port. 3. and a different program visible in the other display. which makes it possible to have one program visible in one of the displays. You can drag any icons or windows across to either display desktop. 4.

and turn it on.SIS Video Driver Controls Using Display Settings to Enable Extended Mode 1. the Secondary Display 2 is on the right. Open the Display Settings control panel (see “Video Features” on page 1 .g. 2 ).16). In this example the Primary Display 1 is on the left. and make sure you have checked “Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor.g. Click the monitor icon (e. Figure B . Attach your external display to the external monitor port. 3.” and click Apply. Click the appropriate monitor icon (e.9 .9 Display Properties (Extended Desktop) B To Enable a Display Setting Mode B . 2 ) to be able to select the option to extend the desktop on to it. 2.

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Check with your service center for details.Specifications Appendix C: Specifications Latest Specification Information The specifications listed in this Appendix are correct at the time of going to press. C Specifications C . Certain items (particularly processor types/ speeds and CD/DVD device types) may be changed or updated due to the manufacturer's release schedule.1 .

13 GHz Core Logic LCD SiS M672 + SiS968 Chipset 14.4 GHz 45nm (45 Nanometer) Process Technology 3MB On-die L2 Cache & 800MHz FSB 2.86/ 2.6 GHz 65nm (65 Nanometer) Process Technology 1MB On-die L2 Cache & 533MHz FSB 1.1" WXGA (1280*800)/ WXGA+ (1440*900) Flat Panel TFT Two 200 Pin SO-DIMM Sockets Supporting DDRII (DDR2) 667 MHz 64-bit Wide DDRII (DDR2) Data Channel Memory Expandable up to 2GB (512/ 1024/ 2048 MB DDRII Modules) C Memory C .Specifications Feature Processor Specification Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor (478-pin) Micro-FC-PGA Package. Socket P T9300/ T9500 Intel® Celeron® M Processor (478-pin) Micro-FCPGA Package.0/ 2.1/ 2.80/ 2.0 GHz 65nm (65 Nanometer) Process Technology 4MB On-die L2 Cache & 800MHz FSB 2.2 Specifications .73/ 1.4 GHz 45nm (45 Nanometer) Process Technology 6MB On-die L2 Cache & 800MHz FSB 2. Socket P T7300/ T7500/ T7700 Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor (478-pin) Micro-FC-PGA Package.5/ 2. Socket P T8100/ T8300 Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor (478-pin) Micro-FC-PGA Package. Socket P 530/ 540/ 550/ 560 65nm (65 Nanometer) Process Technology 2MB On-die L2 Cache & 800MHz FSB 1.2/ 2. Socket P T7100/ T7250 Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor (478-pin) Micro-FC-PGA Package.0/ 2.

0 Ports One External Monitor Port One Headphone-Out Jack One Microphone-In Jack One Line-In Jack 2 * Built-In Speakers Built-In Microphone BIOS Password Built-In TouchPad with Scrolling Function One S/PDIF Output Jack One RJ-11 Jack for Plug & Play Fax/Modem One RJ-45 Jack for 10Mb/ 100Mb Fast Ethernet One DC-in Jack Audio Security Keyboard & Pointing Device Interface C Specifications C .0 Supports Vertex Shader 2.5" 9.0 One 8Mb Flash ROM Phoenix™ BIOS BIOS Storage One Changeable 12.Specifications Feature Video Adapter Specification SiS M672 Integration High Preference 2D/3D Graphic Accelerator Shared Memory Architecture (up to 256MB dynamically allocated from system memory where needed) Supports DirectX 9.5 mm (h) HDD with SATA (Serial) Interface Integrated AZALIA Compliant Interface (HDA) 3D Stereo Enhanced Sound System Sound-Blaster PRO™ Compatible Security (Kensington® Type) Lock Slot Winkey Keyboard Three USB 2.5 for drive options) Easy Changeable 2.3 .0 and Pixel Shader 2.7mm(h) Optical Device (CD/DVD) Type Drive (see “Optional” on page C .

4400mAH (48.0 & PCI Bus Power Management 1.42A OR 18.0 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) Module (Factory Option) 1. 100 .60Hz 6 Cell Smart Lithium-Ion Battery Pack.5A.1 Compliant Supports Suspend to RAM (S3) Supports Suspend to Disk (S4) Supports Soft Off (S5) Supports Battery Low Suspend Supports Wake on LAN Power Management Power Full Range 65W AC/DC Adapter 19V. 3. 50 .8W) C Environmental Spec Temperature Operating: Non-Operating: 5°C ~ 35°C -20°C ~ 60°C Relative Humidity Operating: Non-Operating: 20% ~ 80% 10% ~ 90% C . 3.Specifications Feature Card Reader ExpressCard Slot Communication Specification Embedded 7-in-1 Card Reader (MS/ MS Pro/ SD/ Mini SD/ MMC/ RS MMC/ MS Duo) Note: MS Duo/ Mini SD/ RS MMC Cards Require a PC Adapter ExpressCard/34/54 Slot 56K Plug & Play Fax/Modem v.90/92 Compliant 10Mb/ 100Mb Fast Ethernet 802.3M or 2.0M Pixel USB PC Camera Module (Factory Option) Supports ACPI 2.4W) OR 6 Cell Smart Lithium-Ion Battery Pack. 4000mAH (44.11 b/g Mini-Card USB Wireless LAN Module (Option) Bluetooth 2.4 Specifications .5V.240V.

5 .4 kg With 6 Cell Battery 1.Specifications Feature Dimensions & Weight Optional 333mm (w) * 243mm (d) * 24-33mm (h) Optical Drive Module Options: DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive Module Super Multi Drive Module 802.3M or 2.0 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) Module (Factory Option) C Specifications C .0M Pixel USB PC Camera Module (Factory Option) Bluetooth 2.11 b/g Mini-Card USB Wireless LAN Module Specification 2.

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Windows XP Information

Appendix D: Windows XP Information
This Appendix contains information (including control panel information, driver installation etc.) for users of the Windows XP OS.

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Windows XP Information

DVD Regional Codes
Changing DVD Regional Codes
Go to the Control Panel and double-click System > Hardware (tab), click Device Manager, then click the + next to DVD/CD-ROM drives. Double-click on the DVD-ROM device to bring up the Properties dialogue box, and select the DVD Region (tab) to bring up the control panel to allow you to adjust the regional code. DVD region detection is device dependent, not OS-dependent. You can select your module’s region code 5 times. The fifth selection is permanent. This cannot be altered even if you change your operating system or you use the module in another computer.

Region
1 2 3 4 5 6

Geographical Location
USA, Canada Western Europe, Japan, South Africa, Middle East & Egypt South-East Asia, Taiwan, South Korea, The Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong South & Central America, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand N Korea, Russia, Eastern Europe, India & Most of Africa China

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Table D - 1 - DVD Region Codes D - 2 DVD Regional Codes

Figure D - 1 - DVD Regions

however many new controls are added (or existing ones are enhanced) when you install the drivers. and it allows you to configure the settings for most of the key features in Windows (e. D Windows XP Start Menu & Control Panel D .3 . Windows XP provides basic controls for many of the features. network. Click here to toggle Category View Figure D .). The Control Panel is accessed from the Start menu. utilities and programs within Windows XP (and most other Windows versions) are accessed from the Start menu. power.2 .Windows XP Information Windows XP Start Menu & Control Panel Most of the control panels. When you install programs and utilities they will be installed on your hard disk drive.g. audio etc. To see all controls it may be necessary to toggle off Category View. video.Start Menu & Control Panel In many instances throughout this manual you will see an instruction to open the Control Panel. and a shortcut will usually be placed in the Start menu and/or the desktop. You can customize the look of the Start menu by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Properties from the menu.

Windows XP Information

Audio Features
You can configure the audio options on your computer from the Sounds and Audio Devices Windows control panel, or from the Realtek HD Audio Manager icon in the taskbar/control panel (this will bring up the Realtek Audio Configuration menus). The volume may also be adjusted by means of the Fn + F5/F6 key combination.

Sound Volume Adjustment
How high the sound volume can be set depends on the setting of the volume control within Windows (and the volume control function keys on the computer). Click the Volume icon on the taskbar to check the setting.

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Figure D - 3 - Realtek Audio Configuration Menus

Windows XP Information

Function Keys/Hot Keys
The function keys (F1 - F12 etc.) will act as hot keys when pressed while the Fn key is held down. In addition to the basic function key combinations; visual indicators (see below) are available when the hot key utility is installed.
Fn Keys
Fn + F1

Function/Visual Indicators
TouchPad Toggle

Fn Keys
Fn + F7

Function/Visual Indicators
Display Toggle

Fn + F2

Turn LCD Backlight Off (Press a key to or use TouchPad to turn on)

Fn + F8/F9

Brightness Decrease/Increase PC Camera Power Toggle WLAN Module Power Toggle Bluetooth Module Power Toggle

Fn + F3

Mute Toggle

Fn + F10

Fn + F4

Sleep Toggle

Fn + F11

Fn + F5/F6

Volume Decrease/ Increase

Fn + F12

Fn + 4

*Silent Mode Toggle

*When enabled, Silent Mode will reduce fan noise and save power consumption. Note this may reduce computer performance.

Table D - 2 - Hot Key Functions & Indicators

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Windows XP Information

Application Hot Key
Application.exe
You will need to locate the actual application executable (.exe) file, not just the shortcut. To find the application rightclick its shortcut on the desktop and click Properties. Click the shortcut (tab) and see where the executable file is located by clicking the Find Target (button). If you click the close icon , run the program again from the Start menu in Windows (Start > Programs/All Programs > Startup > HotKeyDriver)

To configure a program to open when the application hot key follow the instructions below.
1. Double-click the hot key icon in the taskbar. 2. Click Launch user specified application (button) .

button is pressed,

3. An Open dialog box will appear on the screen.

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Figure D - 4
Hot Key Driver

4. Browse to the directory where the desired application.exe program exists. 5. Double-Click on the program file or choose Open, and click OK (button). 6. Press the application hot key button to open the program.

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point to Settings and click Control Panel (or just click Control Panel).8). Click Start.5 on page D .5 on page D . Click Settings (tab) in the Display Properties dialog box. and configure display options. 4. and selecting the appropriate control from the Display Property(D) menu. 8. Click the arrow. from the Display Properties control panel in Windows as long as the appropriate video driver is installed. Click SIS Utility Manager (tab) to access the SIS video controls. 9. D Video Features D . 3.8).7 .Windows XP Information Video Features You can switch display devices. and scroll to the preferred setting in Color quality 2 (Figure D . You can also access Display Properties by right-clicking the desktop and scrolling down and clicking Properties. You can also access SIS video controls by right-clicking the SIS Utility Tray taskbar icon . Move the slider to the preferred setting in Screen resolution 1 (Figure D . Click Settings (tab) and adjust as above.8) to bring up the Advanced properties tabs. 7. 6.In the Appearances and Themes category. 2. Double-click Display (icon) . Note: After installing the video driver go to the Display Properties control panel to adjust the video settings to the highest resolution To access Display Properties in Windows: 1. 5. Click Advanced (button) in the Display Properties control panel 3 (Figure D .5 on page D .

5 .8 Video Features .Windows XP Information Display Properties & SIS Utility Manager 1 2 3 D Figure D .Display & Graphics Properties D .

Function Key Combination You can use the Fn + F7 key combination to toggle through the display options: • Notebook Only • External Display Only • Notebook + External Display Make sure you give the displays enough time to refresh.Windows XP Information You may make changes to the video and display settings by clicking the appropriate menu button.6 SIS Utility Manager Control Panels D Video Features D . Figure D .9 .

The following display modes are available.3 .Windows XP Information Display Devices & Options Besides the built-in LCD. Driver Mode Setting Single Clone Description One of the connected displays is used as the display device Both connected displays output the same view Both connected displays are treated as separate devices. A VGA monitor/Flat Panel Display connects to the external monitor port. may be configured independently and act as a virtual desktop (this is similar to Extended Desktop in Windows) Multi-Mode Table D . you can also use an external VGA monitor (CRT) or external Flat Panel Display as your display device.10 Video Features .Display Options D D .

Driver Mode Setting Attaching Other Displays D . 3. 1. Click to choose the Primary or Secondary display option from the menu. Attach your external display to the external monitor port. Click the button to toggle either Clone or Multi-Mode . 2. Click OK > Ok > Yes to confirm the settings change. Secondary Device Click to put a tick in the Power on secondary device box if the secondary display doesn’t appear. and turn it on.Windows XP Information Attaching Other Displays If you prefer to use a monitor or flat panel display as your display device.7 . then connect it to the external monitor port on the left of the computer. 4. Go to the SIS Utility Manager control panel and click Driver Mode Settings. 5.11 D . Figure D .

You can drag any icons or windows across to either display desktop.Windows XP Information To Enable Extended Desktop (Windows Display Properties) 1.g. point to Settings (or click Control Panel) and click Control Panel (if you are in Category View choose Appearance and Themes). Double-click Display (icon).g. and turn it on. 2 ) to be able to select the option to extend the desktop on to it. which makes it possible to have one program visible in one of the displays. 2. 3. the secondary display 2 is on the right. Attach your external monitor to the external monitor port. Display Settings Extended Desktop Use the control panel to drag the monitors to match the physical arrangement you wish to use. click Settings (tab). Click the monitor icon (e. D Figure D . Click the appropriate monitor icon (e. and make sure you have checked “Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor.8 . 5. 2 ).Display Properties (Extended Desktop) D . In the Display Properties dialog box. and a different program visible in the other display.12 Attaching Other Displays . In this example the Primary monitor 1 is on the left. 4. Click Start.” and click Apply.

Windows XP Information

Power Management Features
To conserve power, especially when using the battery, your computer uses the ACPI power management system. Power management conserves power by controlling individual components of the computer (the monitor and hard disk drive) or the whole system. The Power Options control panel icon in Windows (see page D - 3) allows you to configure power management features for your computer. You may conserve power through individual components such as the monitor or hard disk, or you may use either Stand by or Hibernate mode to conserve power throughout the system.
OS Note
Power management functions will vary slightly depending on your operating system. For more information it is best to refer to the user’s manual of your operating system. (Note: All pictures used on the following pages are from the Windows XP OS.)

Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
The ACPI interface provides the computer with enhanced power saving techniques and gives the operating system (OS) direct control over the power and thermal states of devices and processors. For example, it enables the OS to set devices into lowpower states based on user settings and information from applications. ACPI is fully supported in Windows XP.

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Windows XP Information

The Power Sources
The computer can be powered by either an AC/DC adapter or a battery pack.

AC/DC Adapter
Use only the AC/DC adapter that comes with your computer. The wrong type of AC/DC adapter will damage the computer and its components.
1. 2. 3. 4. Attach the AC/DC adapter to the DC-in jack at the rear of the computer. Plug the AC power cord into an outlet, and then connect the AC power cord to the AC/DC adapter. Raise the lid/LCD to a comfortable viewing angle. Slide the power switch to the left and then release it to turn the computer “on”.

Battery
The battery allows you to use your computer while you are on the road or when an electrical outlet is unavailable. Battery life varies depending on the applications and the configuration you're using. To increase battery life, let the battery discharge completely before recharging (see “How do I completely discharge the battery?” on page D - 24). We recommend that you do not remove the battery. For more information on the battery, please refer to “Battery Information” on page D - 21.

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Windows XP Information

Turning on the Computer
Now you are ready to begin using your computer. To turn it on slide the power switch on the front panel to the left and release it. When the computer is on, you can use the power switch as a Sleep/Hibernate hot-key button when you slide it to the left and release it in less than 4 seconds (sliding and holding the power switch to the left without releasing it for longer than this will force the computer to shut down). Use Power Options in the Windows control panel to configure this feature.
Shutdown
Note that you should always shut your computer down by choosing the Turn Off Computer command from the Start menu in Windows. This will help prevent hard disk or system problems.

Forced Off
If the system “hangs”, and the Ctrl + Alt + Del key combination doesn’t work, slide and hold the power button for 4 seconds, or longer, to force the system to turn itself off.

Power Switch as Stand by or Hibernate Button
If you are using a fully ACPI-compliant OS, (such as Windows XP) you can use the OS’s “Power Options” control panel to set the power switch to send the system into Stand by or Hibernate mode (see your OS’s documentation, or “Configuring the Power Button” on page D - 20 for details).

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9 Power Schemes D D . You can also adjust the settings for each scheme to set the monitor to turn off after a specified time. The schemes may also be set to set a specified time for the system to enter Stand by or Hibernate modes (see “System Power Options” on page D . Figure D .16 Power Schemes . the hard disk motor will be turned back on). You can set your computer to conserve power through individual components by means of Power Schemes. and the computer's hard disk motor to turn off if the hard disk drive has not been accessed for a specified period of time (if the system reads or writes data.Windows XP Information Power Schemes Resuming Operation Press a key on the keyboard.18). or move the mouse/TouchPad to resume from Monitor or Hard Disk Stand by.

17 . D Power Schemes D . Choose the Home/Office Desk scheme for maximum performance when the computer is powered from an AC power source. This is worth bearing in mind if you are experiencing any reduced performance (especially under DC/battery power). Windows will use Portable/Laptop as the default scheme.Windows XP Information Each Windows Power Scheme will also adjust the processor performance of your machine in order to save power. Choose the Max Battery scheme (bear in mind that this scheme may slow down the overall performance of the computer in order to save power) for maximum power saving when the computer is battery (DC power) powered.

on page D . you can return to where you last left off (what was on your desktop) without reopening the application(s) and file(s) you last used. Their main difference is: When you come back from hibernation. Use the Fn + 4 hot key combination to toggle this mode on/off. You can use the system power options to stop the computer’s operation and restart where you left off.18 System Power Options . Hibernate Mode vs.5). you can put the system on Stand by instead of in hibernation. You can use either method depending on your needs.2.Windows XP Information System Power Options Silent Mode You can use Silent Mode to reduce power consumption and fan noise. On screen visual indicators will display the Silent Mode status (see Table D .19). This system features Stand by and Hibernate sleep mode levels (Hibernate mode will need to be enabled by clicking the option in the Hibernate tab in the Power Options control panel . D D . Hibernate Mode If you want to stay away from your work for just a while.see “Hibernate” on page D . It takes a longer time to wake up the system from Hibernate mode than from Stand by mode. Stand by Mode vs. Note Silent Mode may reduce computer performance. Shutdown Hibernate mode and Shutdown are the same in that the system is off and you need to press the power button to turn it on.

it will enter Stand by mode to save power. You will need to enable Hibernate mode from the Hibernate tab in the Power Options control panel. System Resume The system can resume from Stand by mode by: • Sliding switch the power Hibernate Hibernate uses no power and saves all of your information on a part of the HDD before it turns the system off. During Stand by the hard disk is turned off. which you specify in the operating system. and the CPU is made to idle at its slowest speed. When you are not using your computer for a certain length of time.10 Enable Hibernation D System Power Options D . All open applications are retained in memory. The system will resume from Hibernate mode by sliding the power switch to power the system on. You can set your computer to automatically enter Hibernate mode when the battery power is almost depleted. but takes the shortest time to return to full operation.Windows XP Information Stand by Stand by saves the least amount of power.19 . Although it saves the most power it takes the longest time to return to full operation. • Pressing the Sleep/ Resume key combination • An incoming call received on the modem (if enabled) • Network card (Wake On LAN) activity (if enabled) Figure D .

In Stand by mode.20 Configuring the Power Button . hard disk. In Windows this is referred to as the Sleep button. the LED will blink green.g.Power Buttons) Power Button (Power Switch) Lid Sleep/Resume (Sleep) Button D D .11 Power Options (Advanced . monitor). If you are in a power saving mode set to save power through individual components (e. The power button may be set to send the computer in to either Stand by or Hibernate mode. In Hibernate mode the LED will be off (battery) or orange (AC/DC adapter). Figure D .Windows XP Information Configuring the Power Button Sleep Button You may also configure the Sleep/Resume key combination (Fn + F4) from the menu illustrated. the LED will remain green.

and check the Power Meter from the Power Options control panel). a new battery (see “Battery FAQ” on page D . Low Battery Warning When the battery is critically low.12 Power Options (Alarm & Power Meter) D Battery Information D . Battery Life Your computer’s battery life is dependent upon many factors. Figure D . including the programs you are running. immediately connect the AC/DC adapter to the computer or save your work. and peripheral devices attached. Power Options (you may set low battery Alarms and actions.24 for instructions on how to do this).Windows XP Information Battery Information Please follow these simple guidelines to get the best use out of your battery. the unsaved data will be lost when the power is depleted.21 . then fully charge. otherwise. New Battery Always completely discharge. and settings in the OS will help prolong the battery life if configured appropriately.

and in use. We recommend that you do not remove the battery yourself. Recharging the Battery with the AC/DC Adapter The battery pack automatically recharges when the AC/DC adapter is attached and plugged into an electrical outlet. battery charge time is less.) Conserving Battery Power To conserve battery power: Lower the brightness level of the LCD display. and to “Battery Information” on page D . fully discharge and recharge the battery at least once every 30 days. Remove any unused PC Cards from the computer (PC Cards quickly use up battery power even if the system enters sleep mode).22 Battery Information . Close modem or communication applications when they are not being used.21 for more information on how to maintain and properly recharge the battery pack. it will take several hours to fully recharge the battery.Windows XP Information Battery life may be shortened through improper maintenance.12 for information on the battery charge status. The system will decrease LCD brightness slightly to save power when it is not powered by the AC/DC adapter. To optimize the life and improve its performance. When the computer is turned off but plugged into an electrical outlet. If you need to remove the battery for any reason. If the computer is powered on. D . (Refer to “LED Indicators” on page 1 . D Disconnect any unnecessary external devices.3. see “Removing the Battery” on page 6 .

23 . If the battery has been dropped we do not recommend using it any further. It is recommended that you replace your computer battery every two years. -) to each other Damaged Battery Warning Should you notice any physical defects (e. which may possibly result in fire. it may explode • DO NOT connect the metal terminals (+.g. shut your computer down immediately and contact your service center. D Battery Information D . the battery is bent out of shape after being dropped).Windows XP Information Proper handling of the Battery Pack • DO NOT disassemble the battery pack under any circumstances • DO NOT expose the battery to fire or high temperatures. as even if the computer continues to work with a damaged battery in place. or any unusual smells emanating from the notebook battery. it may cause circuit damage.

Disable the Power Options functions in the Control Panel. Discard used battery according to the manufacturer’s instructions. As the battery nears the end of its life save and close any critical files. D D . Don’t turn off the computer by yourself even when you see a message that indicates the battery is critically low.Windows XP Information Battery FAQ Caution Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.24 Battery Information . especially any Alarms (unclick the tickboxes . How do I completely discharge the battery? Use the computer with battery power until it shuts down due to a low battery.21) and Schemes (change all the settings to Never . just let the computer use up all of the battery power and shut down on its own.see page D . Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. don’t stop until the LED charging indicator light changes from orange to green.16).see page D . How do I fully charge the battery? When charging the battery. How do I maintain the battery? Completely discharge and charge the battery at least once every 30 days or after about 20 partial discharges.

1. Click to select the driver you wish to install. Check the driver installation order from Table (the drivers must be installed in this order) which is the same as that listed in the Drivers Installer menu below. Figure 5 . after installing each driver it will become greyed out (if you need to reinstall any driver..) to follow the manual setup instructions. click the Unlock button). 2. Alternatively Click Start and navigate (Browse.Windows XP Information Driver Installation Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc.25 D .Drivers Installer Screen 2 Driver Installation D . Follow the instructions for each individual driver installation procedure as listed on the following pages. 3.Drivers Installer Screen 1 Figure 6 . click Install Drivers/Option Drivers (button) and then click the appropriate driver name from the Drivers Installer menu and then follow the instructions to install the driver.

28 Page D . Look for the Update Driver button (check the Driver tab) and follow the on screen prompts.Driver Installation D . System (icon) is in Performance and Maintenance (category).27 Page D . Double-click the device you wish to update/reinstall the driver for (you may need to click “+”). Click Hardware (tab) > Device Manager (button). WinXP SP2 Driver Page # Page D .27 Page D .28 Page D . Go to the appropriate section of the manual to complete the update/reinstall procedure for the driver in question. 2. 3.35 Page D . If you see the individual driver listed (if not see below).Windows XP Information Installation Methods (Win XP) Click the Browse CD button in the Drivers Installer application and browse to the executable file in the appropriate driver folder. uninstall it.26 Driver Installation .To do this go to the Control Panel in the Windows OS and doubleclick the Add/Remove Programs item. Double-click System (icon). following the on screen prompts (it may be necessary to restart the computer). Click Start (menu).28 Page D . 5. If the driver is not listed in the Add/Remove Programs item: 1.28 Page D .38 Updating/Reinstalling Individual Drivers If you wish to update/reinstall individual drivers it may be necessary to uninstall the original driver. Video Audio Modem LAN TouchPad ExpressCard/Card Reader Hot Key Utility Wireless LAN Module PC Camera Module D Table 5 . point to Settings and click Control Panel (or click Start > Control Panel).28 Page D . 4.

System (icon) is in Performance and Maintenance (category). 3. 3. D Driver Installation D .Click the Hardware (tab) > Device Manager (button). Click 2. Click Next. Click 1.0 controller.0. 2. Click Finish to restart the computer.Install Audio Driver > Yes. point to Settings and click Control Panel (or click Control Panel). 6. Click Finish to restart the computer.27 .Double-click System (icon).Windows XP Information Windows XP Service Pack 2 Make sure you install Windows XP Service Pack 2 (or a Windows XP version which includes Service Pack 2) before installing any drivers. 2. Click Next (click Yes if you want to view the ReadMe file).Click Start (menu).Click “+” next to Other Devices (if its sub-items are not shown). Audio 1. 3. 1. Service Pack 2 includes support for USB 2.Restart the computer and it will find the USB 2. Note: After installing the video driver go to the Display Properties control panel to adjust the video settings to the highest resolution (see “Video Features” on page D . your Windows XP version does not include Service Pack 2) then follow these instructions: Video 1.Right-click Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller and select Uninstall > OK (if you don’t see the item then there is no need to take any further action). 2. 5.7). Click Next > Next > Next > Next. 4. 4.Install Video Driver > Yes. If you have upgraded the system by installing Service Pack 2 (i.e.

Click Finish > Finish to restart the computer. 3. ExpressCard/Card Reader 1. Click 7. Click 5. 3. Click Next. Click OK. 2. D D .Install Lan Driver > Yes. Click 6. LAN 1. Click Finish > Finish to restart the computer. Click Finish to restart the computer. 2.Install Hotkey Utility > Yes. Modem Country Selection Be sure to check if the modem country selection is appropriate for you (Control Panel > Phone and Modem Options). 2. Click 3.28 Driver Installation . TouchPad 1. 3. Click 4. Click Next > Next > Next. The modem is ready for dial-up configuration.Install Modem Driver > Yes. 3. 3. 4. 2. Click Next > Install.Windows XP Information Modem 1. Hot Key Utility 1. The network settings can now be configured.CardReader Driver > Yes. 2.Install Touchpad Driver > Yes. Click Finish to complete the installation. Click Next > Install.

Optional Drivers D Driver Installation D .30 for configuration instructions. Figure D . and check the installation procedure. Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc and click Option Drivers (button) to access the optional driver menu.29 . Bluetooth Module Note: The operating system is the default setting for Bluetooth control in WindowsXP.1 . Wireless LAN Module See the introduction in “Wireless LAN Module” on page D . and does not require a driver.35. and check the installation procedure. See “Bluetooth Module” on page D . PC Camera Module See the introduction in “PC Camera Module” on page D .Windows XP Information Optional Drivers See the pages indicated for the driver installation procedures for any modules included in your purchase option.37.

and therefore does not require a driver. D D .Windows XP Information Bluetooth Module The operating system’s Bluetooth Devices control panel is used to configure the Bluetooth settings in Windows XP.5) to toggle power to the Bluetooth module.30 Bluetooth Module . Use the Fn + F12 key combination (see “Function Keys/Hot Keys” on page D . you will not be able to copy a file from the Bluetooth enabled device to your computer until the file transfer process from the computer has been completed. Therefore if you are copying a file from your computer to a Bluetooth enabled device. Bluetooth Data Transfer Note that transferring data between the computer and a Bluetooth enabled device is supported in one direction only (simultaneous data transfer is not supported).

and check the LED indicator to see if the module is powered on or not (see Table D . Right-click the Bluetooth connection icon. on page 1 .2 Local Area Connection D Bluetooth Module D . and select Properties. Figure D . on page D . 2. 3.5/ Table 1 .Windows XP Information Bluetooth Local Area Connection Icon If you want to display the Local Area Connection icon for the Bluetooth connection in the taskbar. Use the Fn + F12 key combination to toggle power to the Bluetooth module. Click to put a tick (if none is present) in the “Show icon in the notification area when connected” box and click OK. Make sure the module(s) are OFF if you are using the computer aboard aircraft.31 .3. Access the Network Connections control panel in Windows (Start > Settings > Network Connections OR Start > Connect To > Show all Connections) or by clicking the taskbar icon . Wireless Device Operation Aboard Aircraft The use of any portable electronic transmission devices aboard aircraft is usually prohibited.12). set it up as follows: 1. Close the control panels and the icon for the Bluetooth local area connection will be displayed in the taskbar when connected (see sidebar and overleaf).2. 4.

2. To Turn the Bluetooth Module On 1. PDA. Press the Fn + F12 key combination to power on the Bluetooth module. and click Control Panel (or point to Settings and click Control Panel). and make sure that Show Bluetooth icon in the notification area check box has a tick inside it. You can then do any of the following to access the Bluetooth Devices control panel. A Bluetooth icon will appear in the taskbar (see sidebar).) on. mobile phone etc. 1. Note that you will need to check the LED indicator to see if the module is powered on or not.3 D Bluetooth Devices & Click Icon Menu D . Click/Right-click the icon and choose an option from the menu. access the Bluetooth Devices control panel.32 Bluetooth Module . Click Options (tab). • • • Double-click the icon to access the Bluetooth Devices control panel.g. Make the device discoverable (to do this check your device documentation). Figure D . Turn your Bluetooth device (e. 2.Windows XP Information Bluetooth Configuration in Windows XP Setup your Bluetooth Device so the Computer Can Find it Bluetooth Taskbar Icon If you cannot see the Bluetooth icon in the taskbar. and then click Bluetooth Devices (Network and Internet Connections). Click Start. 3.

7. Click Options (tab). and make sure that Allow Bluetooth devices to connect to this computer check box (Connections) has a tick inside it. The Add Bluetooth Device Wizard will appear.Windows XP Information To Add a Bluetooth Device 1. Click to select the device you want to communicate with. 6. 3. Select an appropriate passkey option and click Next. The Wizard will then search for any available Bluetooth devices within range. Click to select “My device is set up and ready to be found”.5 Passkey Option 9. Figure D . 8. and then click Add. and then click Next. 2. Figure D . 5.33 . Click Devices (tab). Click Finish.4 Add Bluetooth Device Wizard Passkey Options You can allow the system to choose a passkey for you. D Bluetooth Module D . Access the Bluetooth Devices control panel. You will then be prompted to enter the generated passkey on your Bluetooth device. 4. and click Next.

To Make your Computer Discoverable to Bluetooth Devices 1.6 Bluetooth Devices Options D D . Figure D . 3. Access the Bluetooth Devices control panel. Enable/Disable a service (click Services. and make sure that Turn discovery on check box (Discovery) has a tick inside it. 2. Make sure that Alert me when a new Bluetooth device wants to connect check box (Connections) has a tick inside it.34 Bluetooth Module . Access the Bluetooth Devices control panel. type a new name and click OK). 2.Windows XP Information To Change Settings for the Bluetooth Device 1. clear/tick the check box next to the service and click OK). Click on the device you want to change and click Properties to: • • Change the name of the device (click General. if you want to be notified when a Bluetooth device wants to connect. Click Options.

Choose the language you prefer and click Next. 2. D Wireless LAN Module D . Make sure the module is powered on. 5. Click Option Drivers (button). 6. Click 1.Windows XP Information Wireless LAN Module Before installing the Wireless LAN driver use the Fn + F11 key combination to toggle power to the module. Click Finish to restart the computer.35 . Wireless LAN Driver Installation (WinXP) 1. Click Next > Install.Wireless Lan > Yes. 3. then insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the CD/DVD drive. 4.

7 Wireless Network Control Panels D D . Figure D .36 Wireless LAN Module .Windows XP Information Network Connection Use the Windows Network Connections control panel to access available wireless networks (Start > Settings > Network Connections or Start > Connect To > Show all Connections).

Taking Still Pictures Double-click the My Computer icon on the desktop.37 .Windows XP Information PC Camera Module The PC Camera module uses the BisonCap application to capture video files. on page D . Before installing the PC Camera driver.26. make sure that the optional PC Camera is on. to toggle power to the PC Camera module. then click it. . Click Take a new picture in the Camera Tasks box. D PC Camera Module D . or go the Start menu and point to My Computer.5). Make sure you install the drivers in the order indicated in Table 5. Use the Fn + F10 key combination (see “Function Keys/Hot Keys” on page D . Double-click the camera icon.

2. Web cam > Yes. Make sure the module is powered on.PC Camera.38 PC Camera Module . 4. Click 2. Click Next > Finish to restart the computer. 3.Windows XP Information PC Camera Driver Installation 1. Run the BisonCap application program from the BisonCam shortcut on the desktop. Choose the language you prefer and click Next. 6. or from the BisonCam item in the Start > Programs/All Programs menu (if the hardware is turned off use the Fn + F10 key combination to turn it on again). and then insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the CD/DVD drive. D D . 5. Click Option Drivers (button).

Run the BisonCap application program from the Start > Programs/All Programs > BisonCam menu. 2. Go to the Start menu and point to Settings (or just click Control Panel) and click Control Panel. it is necessary to setup the audio recording options in Windows. Close the Recording Control window. 4. D PC Camera Module D . 1. 6. Speech. 5. and Audio Devices in Category View). 9. Go to the Capture menu heading and select Capture Audio (it should have a tick alongside it). Select Realtek HD Audio input from the Mixer device menu.39 . Click Advanced in the Volume > Device volume tab. Boost the volume in the Recording section (in the Recording Control menu) as high as it will go. and then click OK. Click Options and scroll down and click Properties. Make sure the Mic Volume (check box) is checked.Windows XP Information PC Camera Audio Setup If you wish to capture video & audio with your camera. Go to the Devices menu heading and select Realtek HD Audio Input (it should have a tick alongside it). 8. 3. 7. then click OK. 10. then doubleclick the Sounds & Audio Devices icon (Sounds.

and set the file name and location before capture (this will help avoid accidentally overwriting files). then set the "Capture file size:" and click OK.40 PC Camera Module . Set the name and location then click Open.41 in order to save file space. D D . 3. option in the File menu. Run the BisonCap application from the Start > Programs/All Programs > BisonCam menu (it is recommended that you set the capture file before the capture process ..Windows XP Information BisonCap BisonCap is a video viewer for general purpose video viewing and testing.. and help prevent system problems.41.avi format. Set Capture File Prior to capturing video files you may select the Set Capture File. You can then start the capture process as above. 1.39) and select Start Capture. Pre-Allocating File Space You may pre-allocate the file size (File > Allocate File Space) for the capture file in the BisonCap program. Go to the Capture menu heading (if you wish to capture audio check “PC Camera Audio Setup” on page D . Note the important information in “Reducing Video File Size” on page D . See also “Reducing Video File Size” on page D . Pre-allocating space on the hard disk can improve the capture quality (particularly of large capture files). Click OK (the file location will be displayed in the pop-up box) to start capturing the video.see Set Capture File below). and press Esc to stop the capture (you can view the file using the Windows Media Player). by reducing the amount of work the hard disk has to do in finding space for the video data as it is being captured. and capturing video files to . 2.

Click the Output Size drop box and select a lower resolution size in order to reduce the captured file size.. 2.5GB of free space on the C: drive system partition. Go to Options and scroll down to select Video Capture Pin.41 .40) or reduce video resolution (see below). After recording video.Windows XP Information Reducing Video File Size Note that capturing high resolution video files requires a substantial amount of disk space for each file. CD. In order to prevent system problems it is recommended that you save the captured video file to a location other than the C: drive (see “Set Capture File” on page D . DVD or USB Flash drive. D PC Camera Module D .. 3.g. Note that the Windows XP system requires a minimum of 1. check the video file size (right-click the file and select Properties) and the remaining free space on your hard disk (go to My Computer. Run the BisonCap/VideoView program. right-click the hard disk. To Reduce Video Resolution Output Size: 1. limit the file size of the captured video (see “PreAllocating File Space” on page D .. and select Properties) If necessary you can remove the recorded video file to a removable medium e.40).

3.. you can try to adjust the setting in the Video Capture Filter options.42 PC Camera Module . 2. Run the BisonCap program.. Figure D . Click either 50Hz or 60Hz under Frequency in Property Page (tab). Go to Options and scroll down to select Video Capture Filter. 1.Windows XP Information Eliminating Screen Flicker If you find that the video screen in the BisonCap program is flickering.8 Video Capture Filter D D ..

Snapshot Folder The Snapshot folder’s default location is on the desktop. you can create a new Snapshot folder on the desktop in order to capture the files. If you accidentally delete or move the folder.9 Zoom/Setting Taking Still Pictures The BisonCap program allows you to take still pictures. 3. 1.Windows XP Information Zoom The BisonCap program allows you to zoom the camera in and out. 2. The picture (in JPEG format) will be placed in the Snapshot folder desktop.43 . 1. Go to Zoom and select Zoom Out/Zoom In. Do not move this folder or an error may appear when you try to take a still picture. Run the BisonCap program. Bison Cap Figure D . on the D PC Camera Module D . Go to Options and select Take Picture. Run the BisonCap program. 2.

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