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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 2011

Trademarks
AMD® is a trademark of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

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R&TTE Directive
This device is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of the R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC. This device will be sold in the following EEA countries: Austria, Italy, Belgium, Liechtenstein, Denmark, Luxembourg, Finland, Netherlands, France, Norway, Germany, Portugal, Greece, Spain, Iceland, Sweden, Ireland, United Kingdom, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Slovakia, Poland, Slovenia.

EuP-Standby and Off Mode Power Consumption Statement:
The figures below note the power consumption of this computer in compliance with European Commission (EC) regulations on power consumption in off mode or standby mode:
• Standby Mode < 2W • Off Mode < 1W

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CE Marking
This device has been tested to and conforms to the regulatory requirements of the European Union and has attained CE Marking. The CE Mark is a conformity marking consisting of the letters “CE”. The CE Mark applies to products regulated by certain European health, safety and environmental protection legislation. The CE Mark is obligatory for products it applies to: the manufacturer affixes the marking in order to be allowed to sell his product in the European market. This product conforms to the essential requirements of the R&TTE directive 1999/5/EC in order to attain CE Marking. A notified body has determined that this device has properly demonstrated that the requirements of the directive have been met and has issued a favorable certificate of expert opinion. As such the device will bear the notified body number 0560 after the CE mark. The CE Marking is not a quality mark. Foremost, it refers to the safety rather than to the quality of a product. Secondly, CE Marking is mandatory for the product it applies to, whereas most quality markings are voluntary.

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FCC Statement
(Federal Communications Commission) You are cautioned that changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
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. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, 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. Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. Consult the service representative or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1. 2. This device may not cause interference. And This device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.

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FCC RF Radiation Exposure Statement:
1. 2. This Transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter. This equipment complies with FCC RF radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment should be installed and operated with a minimum distance of 20 centimeters between the radiator and your body.


Warning Use only shielded cables to connect I/O devices to this equipment. 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. If your purchase option includes both Wireless LAN and 3.75G modules, then the appropriate antennas will be installed. Note that In order to comply with FCC RF exposure compliance requirements, the antenna must not be co-located or operate in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter. Important Notice - 3.75G/HSPA & Bluetooth/Wireless LAN Modules In order to comply with FCC regulations you should NOT operate the 3.75G/HSPA module and the Bluetooth/Wireless LAN modules at the same time as this may disrupt radio frequency, and cause interference. When the 3.75G/HSPA module is powered on, make sure that the Bluetooth/Wireless LAN modules are powered off.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Follow basic safety precautions, including those listed below, to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and injury to persons when using any electrical equipment:
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Do not use this product near water, for example near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink or laundry tub, in a wet basement or near a swimming pool. Avoid using this equipment with a telephone line (other than a cordless type) during an electrical storm. There may be a remote risk of electrical shock from lightning. Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak. Use only the power cord and batteries indicated in this manual. Do not dispose of batteries in a fire. They may explode. Check with local codes for possible special disposal instructions. This product is intended to be supplied by a Listed Power Unit:

Models A&B - Full Range AC/DC Adapter - AC Input 100 - 240V, 50 - 60Hz, DC Output 19V, 1.58A (30W) minimum. • Model C (Model B for E-350 APUs Only) - Full Range AC/DC Adapter - AC Input 100 - 240V, 50 - 60Hz, DC Output 19V, 3.42A or 18.5V, 3.5A (65W) minimum.



This Computer’s Optical Device is a Laser Class 1 Product

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Instructions for Care and Operation
The notebook computer is quite rugged, but it can be damaged. To prevent this, follow these suggestions:
1. Don’t drop it, or expose it to shock. If the computer falls, the case and the components could be damaged.
Do not expose the computer to any shock or vibration. Do not place it on an unstable surface. Do not place anything heavy on the computer.

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Keep it dry, and don’t overheat it. Keep the computer and power supply away from any kind of heating element. This is an electrical appliance. If water or any other liquid gets into it, the computer could be badly damaged.
Do not expose it to excessive heat or direct sunlight. Do not leave it in a place where foreign matter or moisture may affect the system. Don’t use or store the computer in a humid environment. Do not place the computer on any surface that will block the Vents/Fan Intakes.

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

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Take care when using peripheral devices.
Use only approved brands of peripherals. Unplug the power cord before attaching peripheral devices.

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


Power Safety Warning Before you undertake any upgrade procedures, make sure that you have turned off the power, and disconnected all peripherals and cables (including telephone lines). It is advisable to also remove your battery in order to prevent accidentally turning the machine on.

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Polymer Battery Precautions
Note the following information which is specific to polymer batteries only, and where applicable, this overrides the general battery precaution information overleaf.
• Polymer batteries may experience a slight expansion or swelling, however this is part of the battery’s safety mechanism and is not a cause for concern. • Use proper handling procedures when using polymer batteries. Do not use polymer batteries in high ambient temperature environments, and do not store unused batteries for extended periods.

See also the general battery precautionary information overleaf for further information.

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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. • If you do not use the battery for an extended period, then remove the battery from the computer for storage. • 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 documents are prepared.


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 vent(s)/fan intake(s)/outlet(s) to be blocked. To prevent your computer from overheating make sure nothing blocks the vent(s)/fan intake(s)/outlet(s) while the computer is in use.

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

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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. Improper work habits can result in discomfort or serious injury from repetitive strain to your hands, wrists or other joints. 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. Keep your forearms, wrists, and hands in a relaxed position. • Your knees should be slightly higher than your hips. Place your feet flat on the floor or on a footrest if necessary. • Use a chair with a back and adjust it to support your lower back comfortably. • Sit straight so that your knees, hips and elbows form approximately 90-degree angles when you are working. • Take periodic breaks if you are using the computer for long periods of time. Remember to: • Alter your posture frequently. • Stretch and exercise your body several times a day. • Take periodic breaks when you work at the computer for long periods of time. Frequent and short breaks are better than fewer and longer breaks.

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Lighting
Proper lighting and comfortable display viewing angle can reduce eye strain and muscle fatigue in your neck and shoulders.
• • • • 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. Position the display directly in front of you at a comfortable viewing distance. Adjust the display-viewing angle to find the best position.

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. Use a rotating, moving or blank screen saver (this prevents an image from being displayed too long). Rotate desktop background images every few days. Turn the monitor off when the system is not in use.

LCD Electro-Plated Logos
Note that in computers featuring a raised LCD electro-plated logo, the logo is covered by a protective adhesive. Due to general wear and tear, this adhesive may deteriorate over time and the exposed logo may develop sharp edges. Be careful when handling the computer in this case, and avoid touching the raised LCD electro-plated logo. Avoid placing any other items in the carrying bag which may rub against the top of the computer during transport. If any such wear and tear develops contact your service center.

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Contents
Notice .................................................................................I EuP-Standby and Off Mode Power Consumption Statement: .........................................................................II FCC Statement ................................................................ IV FCC RF Radiation Exposure Statement: ......................... V Instructions for Care and Operation ..............................VII Power Safety ................................................................... IX Polymer Battery Precautions ........................................... X Battery Precautions ......................................................... XI Cleaning .........................................................................XII Servicing ........................................................................XII Travel Considerations .................................................. XIII System Map: LCD Panel Open - Model A Design II ....1-8 System Map: LCD Panel Open - Model A Design III ...1-9 System Map: LCD Panel Open - Model B ..................1-10 System Map: LCD Panel Open - Model C ..................1-11 LED Indicators .............................................................1-12 Hot Key Buttons - Model A Design I Only .................1-13 Hot Key Buttons - Model A Design III Only ..............1-14 Keyboard - Model A Designs I & II ............................1-15 Keyboard - Model A Design III ...................................1-16 Keyboard - Models B & C ...........................................1-17 Function/Hot Key Indicators .......................................1-18 System Map: Front & Left Views ................................1-19 System Map: Right & Rear Views ..............................1-20 System Map: Bottom View - Model A ........................1-22 System Map: Bottom View - Model B ........................1-23 System Map: Bottom View - Model C ........................1-24 Windows 7 Start Menu & Control Panel .....................1-25 Video Features .............................................................1-26 Power Options ..............................................................1-29

Quick Start Guide
Overview ........................................................................1-1 Advanced Users .............................................................1-2 Beginners and Non-Advanced Users .............................1-2 Warning Boxes ..............................................................1-2 Not Included ..................................................................1-3 System Startup ...............................................................1-4 System Software ............................................................1-5 Model Differences .........................................................1-6 System Map: LCD Panel Open - Model A Design I .....1-7

Features & Components
Overview ........................................................................2-1 Hard Disk Drive .............................................................2-2

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Optical (CD/DVD) Device ............................................2-3 Loading Discs ................................................................2-3 Handling CDs or DVDs .................................................2-4 DVD Regional Codes ....................................................2-5 Multi-In-1 Card Reader .................................................2-6 Touchpad and Buttons/Mouse .......................................2-7 Gestures and Device Settings ........................................2-8 Audio Features .............................................................2-11 Setup for Audio Recording ..........................................2-12 Adding a Printer ...........................................................2-13 USB Printer ..................................................................2-13 Parallel Printer .............................................................2-13 Resuming Operation ......................................................3-9 Energy Star Power Saving ...........................................3-10 Battery Information ......................................................3-11 Battery Power ..............................................................3-11 Conserving Battery Power ...........................................3-12 Battery Life ..................................................................3-13 New Battery .................................................................3-13 Recharging the Battery with the AC/DC Adapter .......3-13 Proper handling of the Battery Pack ............................3-14 Battery FAQ .................................................................3-15

Drivers & Utilities
What to Install ................................................................4-1 Module Driver Installation .............................................4-1 Driver Installation ..........................................................4-2 Updating/Reinstalling Individual Drivers ......................4-4 User Account Control ....................................................4-4 Windows Security Message ...........................................4-4 New Hardware Found ....................................................4-5 Driver Installation Procedure .........................................4-5 Video (VGA) .................................................................4-5 LAN ...............................................................................4-6 CardReader ....................................................................4-6 TouchPad .......................................................................4-6 Hot Key ..........................................................................4-6

Power Management
Overview ........................................................................3-1 The Power Sources ........................................................3-2 AC/DC Adapter .............................................................3-2 Battery ............................................................................3-2 Turning On the Computer ..............................................3-3 Power Plans ...................................................................3-4 Power-Saving States ......................................................3-6 Sleep ..............................................................................3-6 Hibernate ........................................................................3-7 Shut down ......................................................................3-7 Configuring the Power Buttons .....................................3-8

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Audio .............................................................................4-6 Windows Experience Index ...........................................4-7 Optional Drivers ............................................................4-8 PC Camera Module ........................................................4-8 Wireless LAN Module ...................................................4-8 3.75G/HSPA Module .....................................................4-8 Upgrading the Optical (CD/DVD) Device ....................6-7 Removing the Optical Device for Model A Computers 6-8 Removing the Optical Device for Model B & C Computers ........................................................6-10 Upgrading the System Memory (RAM) ......................6-11

BIOS Utilities
Overview ........................................................................5-1 The Setup Utility ............................................................5-2 Failing the POST ...........................................................5-3 Fatal Errors ....................................................................5-3 Non-Fatal Errors ............................................................5-3 Setup Screens .................................................................5-4 Main Menu .....................................................................5-5 Advanced Menu .............................................................5-7 Security Menu ..............................................................5-10 Boot Menu ...................................................................5-12 Exit Menu ....................................................................5-14

Modules & Options
Overview ........................................................................7-1 PC Camera Module ........................................................7-2 PC Camera Driver Installation .......................................7-3 Wireless LAN Module .................................................7-10 802.11b/g/n Driver Installation ....................................7-11 Connecting to a Wireless Network in Windows 7 .......7-12 Windows Mobility Center ...........................................7-15 Bluetooth & Wireless LAN Combo Module ...............7-16 3rd Party Bluetooth Combo Driver Installation ...........7-17 Bluetooth & WLAN Combo Settings ..........................7-18 Bluetooth Networking Setup .......................................7-21 Bluetooth & WLAN Combo Module Configuration ...7-22 Standard Bluetooth Configuration in Windows 7 ........7-25 3.75G/HSPA Module ...................................................7-29 BandLuxe HSDPA Utility ...........................................7-33 BandLuxe HSDPA Utility Installation ........................7-33 BandLuxe HSDPA - Connection Manager ..................7-34 Creating a Profile .........................................................7-37

Upgrading The Computer
Overview ........................................................................6-1 When Not to Upgrade ....................................................6-2 Removing the Battery ....................................................6-3 Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive .....................................6-4

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Choosing a Profile .......................................................7-40 Editing a Profile ...........................................................7-41 Text Messaging Service (SMS) ...................................7-42 Setting ..........................................................................7-45 Statistics & Information ...............................................7-51 Wireless Manager ........................................................7-52 Wireless Manager Installation .....................................7-52 Wireless Manager Application ....................................7-53 Profiles .........................................................................7-56 Settings ........................................................................7-60 Text Messaging Service (SMS) ...................................7-63 SMS Utility ..................................................................7-63 Sending a Text Message ..............................................7-65 Phonebook ...................................................................7-68 SMS Settings ...............................................................7-71

Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Overview .......................................................................A-1 Notebook Ports and Jacks .............................................A-2

AMD Video Driver Controls
Video Driver Installation .............................................. B-1 Video (VGA) ................................................................ B-1 AMD Vision Engine/Catalyst™ Control Center .......... B-2 AMD Vision Engine/Catalyst™ Control Center Preferences .................................................................... B-3 Display Devices & Options .......................................... B-7 Configuring an External Display ..............................B-8 Configuring an External Display In Windows 7 ....B-13 HDMI Audio Configuration ....................................... B-17

Troubleshooting
Overview ........................................................................8-1 Basic Hints and Tips ......................................................8-2 Backup and General Maintenance .................................8-3 Viruses ...........................................................................8-4 Upgrading and Adding New Hardware/Software ..........8-5 Problems and Possible Solutions ...................................8-7 Bluetooth Connection Problems ..................................8-13

Specifications
Processor Options ......................................................... C-2 Processor Options ......................................................... C-2 Core Logic .................................................................... C-2 Memory ......................................................................... C-2 Display .......................................................................... C-3 Video ............................................................................. C-3 BIOS ............................................................................. C-3 Storage .......................................................................... C-3

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Audio ............................................................................ C-3 Keyboard & Pointing Device ........................................ C-3 Interface ........................................................................ C-3 Slots .............................................................................. C-3 Card Reader .................................................................. C-4 Communication ............................................................. C-4 Communication ............................................................. C-4 Power Management ...................................................... C-4 Power - Battery ............................................................. C-4 Power - Adapter ............................................................ C-5 Security ......................................................................... C-5 Indicators ...................................................................... C-5 Design Feature .............................................................. C-5 Operating System .......................................................... C-5 Environmental Spec ...................................................... C-5 Dimensions & Weight .................................................. C-5

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Chapter 1: Quick Start Guide
Overview
This Quick Start Guide is a brief introduction to the basic features of your computer, to navigating around the computer and to getting your system started. The remainder of the manual covers the following:
• Chapter 2 A guide to using some of the main features of the computer e.g. the storage devices (hard disk, optical device, Multi-in-1 card reader), TouchPad & Mouse, Audio & Printer. • Chapter 3 The computer’s power saving options. • Chapter 4 The installation of the drivers and utilities essential to the operation or improvement of some of the computer’s subsystems. • Chapter 5 An outline of the computer’s built-in software or BIOS (Basic Input Output System). • Chapter 6 Instructions for upgrading your computer. • Chapter 7 A quick guide to the computer’s PC Camera, Wireless LAN, Combo Bluetooth & WLAN and 3.75G/HSPA modules (some of which may be optional depending on your purchase configuration). • Chapter 8 A troubleshooting guide. • Appendix A Definitions of the interface, ports/jacks which allow your computer to communicate with external devices. • Appendix B Information on the AMD Video driver controls. • Appendix C The computer’s specification.

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Advanced Users
If you are an advanced user you may skip over most of this Quick Start Guide. However you may find it useful to refer to “What to Install” on page 4 - 1, “BIOS Utilities” on page 5 - 1 and “Upgrading The Computer” on page 6 - 1 in the reminder of the User’s Manual. You may also find the notes marked with a  of interest to you.

Beginners and Non-Advanced Users

Notes
Check the light colored boxes with the mark above to find detailed information about the computer’s features.

If you are new to computers (or do not have an advanced knowledge of them) then the information contained in the Quick Start Guide should be enough to get you up and running. Eventually you should try to look through all the documentation (more detailed descriptions of the functions, setup and system controls are covered in the remainder of the User’s Manual), but do not worry if you do not understand everything the first time. Keep this manual nearby and refer to it to learn as you go. You may find it useful to refer to the notes marked with a  as indicated in the margin. For a more detailed description of any of the interface ports and jacks see “Interface (Ports & Jacks)” on page A - 1.

Warning Boxes
No matter what your level please pay careful attention to the warning and safety information indicated by the  symbol. Also please note the safety and handling instructions as indicated in the Preface.

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Not Included
Operating Systems (e.g. Windows 7) and applications (e.g. word processing, spreadsheet and database programs) have their own manuals, so please consult the appropriate manuals.


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 - 1. Drivers are programs which act as an interface between the computer and a hardware component e.g. a wireless network module. It is very important that you install the drivers in the order listed. You will be unable to use most advanced controls until the necessary drivers and utilities are properly installed. If your system hasn’t been properly configured (your service representative may have already done that for you); refer to Chapter 4 for installation instructions.

Ports and Jacks
See “Notebook Ports and Jacks” on page A - 2 for a description of the interface (ports & jacks) which allow your computer to communicate with external devices, connect to the internet etc.

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System Startup
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Remove all packing materials. Place the computer on a stable surface. Securely attach any peripherals you want to use with the notebook (e.g. keyboard and mouse) to their ports. Attach the AC/DC adapter to the DC-In jack on the left of the computer, then plug the AC power cord into an outlet, and connect the AC power cord to the AC/DC adapter. Use one hand to raise the lid/LCD to a comfortable viewing angle (do not exceed 130 degrees); use the other hand (as illustrated in Figure 1 - 1 below) to support the base of the computer (Note: Never lift the computer by the lid/LCD).


Shutdown
Note that you should always shut your computer down by choosing the Shut Down command from the bottom right of the Start menu in Windows. This will help prevent hard disk or system problems.

130°

Figure 1 - 1 - Opening the Lid/LCD & Computer with AC/DC Adapter Plugged-In

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System Software
Your computer may already come with system software pre-installed. Where this is not the case, or where you are re-configuring your computer for a different system, you will find that this manual refers to the Windows 7 operating system with Service Pack 1 installed.

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Model Differences
This notebook series includes three different models that vary slightly in design style, color and general appearance (Models A and B have distinct design styles some of which are pictured on the following pages). Note that though your computer may look slightly different from that pictured throughout this manual, all ports, jacks and general functions are the same for all the design styles (see “Specifications” on page C - 1 for further details).
Feature
Processor/Video Display Type Supported

Model A

Model B

Model C

Processor Types (see “Processor Options” on page C - 2) and Video Options (see “Video” on page C - 3) 14.0” / 35.56cm HD (1366 * 768), 16:9 Panel 15.6” / 39.62cm HD (1366 * 768), 16:9 Panel 30 Watts AC/DC Adapter OR 65 Watts AC/DC Adapter Removable 3 Cell Smart Lithium Ion Battery Pack 24.42WH OR Removable 6 Cell Smart Lithium Ion Battery Pack 48.84WH 374mm (w) * 250mm (d) * 14.3 - 34.1mm (h) 2.25 kg with 3 Cell Battery & ODD 2.30 kg with Opional 6 Cell Battery & ODD 17.3” / 43.94cm HD+ (1600 * 900), FHD (1920 * 1080) 16:9 Panel

AC/DC Adapter

30 Watts AC/DC Adapter

65 Watts AC/DC Adapter

Standard Battery

Removable 3 Cell Smart Lithium Ion Battery Pack 24.42WH

Removable 6 Cell Smart Lithium Ion Battery Pack 48.84WH

Dimensions & Weight

340mm (w) * 238mm (d) * 13.9 - 31.8mm (h) 2.05 kg with 3 Cell Battery & ODD

413mm (w) * 270mm (d) * 14 - 40.5mm (h) 2.9 kg with 6 Cell Battery & ODD

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System Map: LCD Panel Open - Model A Design I
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Wireless Device Operation Aboard Aircraft 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Figure 1 - 2 LCD Panel Open Model A Design I Built-In PC Camera (Optional) LCD Power Button Hot Key Buttons LED Status Indicators (see Table 1 - 3, on page 1 - 12) Keyboard Built-In Microphone Touchpad & Buttons

2

The use of any portable electronic transmission devices aboard aircraft is usually prohibited. Make sure the module(s) are OFF if you are using the computer aboard aircraft.

5 6

4

3

7 8

Use the key combinations to toggle power to the 3.75G/ HSPA/WLAN/Bluetooth modules, and check the LED indicator or on-screen icon to see if the modules are powered on or not (see Table 1 6, on page 1 - 18/ Table 1 2, on page 1 - 12).

6. 7. 8.

8
Touchpad Buttons (valid operation area)

Note that the Touchpad and Buttons valid operational area is that indicated within the red dotted lines indicated on the right.

System Map: LCD Panel Open - Model A Design I 1 - 7

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Quick Start Guide
Figure 1 - 3 LCD Panel Open Model A Design II 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Built-in PC Camera (Optional) LCD Power Button LED Status Indicators Keyboard Built-In Microphone Touchpad & Buttons

System Map: LCD Panel Open - Model A Design II
1


Wireless Device Operation Aboard Aircraft

2

The use of any portable electronic transmission devices aboard aircraft is usually prohibited. Make sure the module(s) are OFF if you are using the computer aboard aircraft. Use the key combinations to toggle power to the 3.75G/HSPA/ WLAN/Bluetooth modules, and check the LED indicator or onscreen icon to see if the modules are powered on or not (see Table 1 - 6, on page 1 - 18/ Table 1 - 2, on page 1 - 12).

4 5 7 6
Touchpad Buttons (valid operation area)

3

7
Note that the Touchpad and Buttons valid operational area is that indicated within the red dotted lines indicated on the right.

1 - 8 System Map: LCD Panel Open - Model A Design II

Quick Start Guide

1

System Map: LCD Panel Open - Model A Design III
1


Wireless Device Operation Aboard Aircraft
The use of any portable electronic transmission devices aboard aircraft is usually prohibited. Make sure the module(s) are OFF if you are using the computer aboard aircraft. Use the key combinations to toggle power to the 3.75G/HSPA/ WLAN/Bluetooth modules, and check the LED indicator or onscreen icon to see if the modules are powered on or not (see Table 1 - 6, on page 1 - 18/ Table 1 - 2, on page 1 - 12).

Figure 1 - 4 LCD Panel Open Model A Design III 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Built-In PC Camera (Optional) LCD Power Button Hot Key Buttons LED Status Indicators Keyboard Built-In Microphone Touchpad & Buttons

2

5

4

3

6

7 8
Note that the Touchpad and Buttons valid operational area is that indicated within the red dotted lines indicated on the left.

8

Touchpad Buttons (valid operation area)

System Map: LCD Panel Open - Model A Design III 1 - 9

1

Quick Start Guide
Figure 1 - 5 LCD Panel Open Model B 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Built-in PC Camera (Optional) LCD Power Button LED Status Indicators Keyboard Built-In Microphone Touchpad & Buttons

System Map: LCD Panel Open - Model B
1


Wireless Device Operation Aboard Aircraft
The use of any portable electronic transmission devices aboard aircraft is usually prohibited. Make sure the module(s) are OFF if you are using the computer aboard aircraft. Use the key combinations to toggle power to the 3.75G/HSPA/ WLAN/Bluetooth modules, and check the LED indicator or onscreen icon to see if the modules are powered on or not (see Table 1 - 6, on page 1 - 18/ Table 1 - 2, on page 1 - 12).

2

4 7 5

3

6 7 4 7
Note that the Touchpad and Buttons valid operational area is that indicated within the red dotted lines indicated on the right.

1 - 10 System Map: LCD Panel Open - Model B

Quick Start Guide

1

System Map: LCD Panel Open - Model C
1


Wireless Device Operation Aboard Aircraft
The use of any portable electronic transmission devices aboard aircraft is usually prohibited. Make sure the module(s) are OFF if you are using the computer aboard aircraft. Use the key combinations to toggle power to the 3.75G/HSPA/ WLAN/Bluetooth modules, and check the LED indicator or onscreen icon to see if the modules are powered on or not (see Table 1 - 6, on page 1 - 18/ Table 1 - 2, on page 1 - 12).

Figure 1 - 6 LCD Panel Open Model C 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Built-In PC Camera (Optional) LCD Power Button LED Indicators Keyboard Built-In Microphone Touchpad & Buttons

2

4 5

3

7 6 7
Note that the Touchpad and Buttons valid operational area is that indicated within the red dotted lines above.

System Map: LCD Panel Open - Model C 1 - 11

1

Quick Start Guide

LED Indicators
The LED indicators on the computer display helpful information about the current status of the computer.

Icon

Color

Description

7
Icon Color Description

6

5

4

3

1

2
Orange Green

1

2 3 4 5 6

7

6
Green Green Green Green Green

5

4

3

DC Power is Plugged In The Computer is On

Scroll Lock Activated (to activate press Fn & Scr Lk) Caps Lock Activated Number Lock Activated Hard Disk Activity The (optional) Wireless LAN Module is Powered On The (optional) Bluetooth Module is Powered On

1
Blinking Green Orange Green

The Computer is in Sleep Mode The Battery is Charging The Battery is Fully Charged The Battery Has Reached Critically Low Power Status

2

Blinking Orange

7
Orange

Table 1 - 2 - LED Power Indicators

Note that Model A Design II computers have only hard disk activity and WLAN/Bluetooth icons.

Table 1 - 3 - LED Status Indicators

1 - 12 LED Indicators

Quick Start Guide

1

Hot Key Buttons - Model A Design I Only
These buttons give instant access to the default Internet browser and e-mail program, and allow you to toggle the Silent Mode on/off with one quick button press.
Hot Key Function

3 1 2 3

2

1

Toggle *Silent Mode (for power saving)

Activate the Default Internet Program Activate the Default E-Mail Browser (Note that in Windows 7 without Outlook/Outlook Express installed this button has no function. If Outlook/Outlook Express are installed then the button will activate the application)

Table 1 - 4 - Hot Key Buttons - Model A Design I Only

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

Hot Key Buttons - Model A Design I Only 1 - 13

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Hot Key Buttons - Model A Design III Only
These buttons give instant access to the default Internet browser and e-mail program, and allow you to toggle the WLAN module on/off with one quick button press.
Hot Key Function

3

2

1

1 2 3

Toggle WLAN Module On/Off

Activate the Default Internet Program Activate the Default E-Mail Browser (Note that in Windows 7 without Outlook/Outlook Express installed this button has no function. If Outlook/Outlook Express are installed then the button will activate the application)

Table 1 - 5 - Hot Key Buttons - Model A Design III Only

1 - 14 Hot Key Buttons - Model A Design III Only

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Keyboard - Model A Designs I & II
The keyboard has an embedded numerical keypad for easy numeric data input, and features function keys to allow you to change operational features instantly. See Table 1 - 6, on page 1 - 18 for full function key combination details.
Function Keys


Other Keyboards
If your keyboard is damaged or you just want to make a change, you can use any standard USB keyboard. The system will detect and enable it automatically. However special functions/hot-keys unique to the system’s regular keyboard may not work.

Play/Pause Key Numerical Keypad

NumLk & ScrLk Keys 3.75G/HSPA Module Power Toggle Key

Fn Key

NumLk & ScrLk
Hold down the Fn Key and either NumLk or ScrLk to enable number or scroll lock, and check the LED indicator for status.

Figure 1 - 7 - Keyboard - Model A Designs I & II


Special Characters
Some software applications allow the number-keys to be used with Alt to produce special characters. These special characters can only be produced by using the numeric keypad. Regular number keys (in the upper row of the keyboard) will not work. Make sure that NumLk is on.

Keyboard - Model A Designs I & II 1 - 15

1

Quick Start Guide


Other Keyboards
If your keyboard is damaged or you just want to make a change, you can use any standard USB keyboard. The system will detect and enable it automatically. However special functions/hot-keys unique to the system’s regular keyboard may not work.

Keyboard - Model A Design III
The keyboard has an embedded numerical keypad for easy numeric data input, and features function keys to allow you to change operational features instantly. See Table 1 - 6, on page 1 - 18 for full function key combination details.
Function Keys

Play/Pause Key Numerical Keypad

NumLk & ScrLk Keys 3.75G/HSPA Module Power Toggle Key

NumLk & ScrLk
Hold down the Fn Key and either NumLk or ScrLk to enable number or scroll lock, and check the LED indicator for status.

Fn Key

Figure 1 - 8 - Keyboard - Model A Design III


Special Characters
Some software applications allow the number-keys to be used with Alt to produce special characters. These special characters can only be produced by using the numeric keypad. Regular number keys (in the upper row of the keyboard) will not work. Make sure that NumLk is on.

1 - 16 Keyboard - Model A Design III

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1

Keyboard - Models B & C
The keyboard has an embedded numerical keypad for easy numeric data input, and features function keys to allow you to change operational features instantly. See Table 1 - 6, on page 1 - 18 for full function key combination details.
Function Keys NumLk & ScrLk Keys Play/Pause Key 3.75G/HSPA Module Power Toggle Key (Model B only) Numerical Keypad


Other Keyboards
If your keyboard is damaged or you just want to make a change, you can use any standard USB keyboard. The system will detect and enable it automatically. However special functions/hot-keys unique to the system’s regular keyboard may not work.

NumLk & ScrLk
Fn Key
Hold down the Fn Key and either NumLk or ScrLk to enable number or scroll lock, and check the LED indicator for status.

Figure 1 - 9 - Keyboard - Models B & C


Special Characters
Some software applications allow the number-keys to be used with Alt to produce special characters. These special characters can only be produced by using the numeric keypad. Regular number keys (in the upper row of the keyboard) will not work. Make sure that NumLk is on.

Keyboard - Models B & C 1 - 17

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Function/Hot Key Indicators
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 are available when the hot key utility is installed.
Keys
Fn + ~ Fn +

Function
Play/Pause (in Audio/Video Programs) 3.75G Module Power Toggle

Keys
Fn + F7 Fn + F8/F9

Function
Display Toggle Brightness Decrease/ Increase

Fn + F1

TouchPad Toggle

Fn + F10

PC Camera Power Toggle

Fn + F2

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

Fn + F11

WLAN Module Power Toggle

Fn + F3

Mute Toggle

Fn + F12

Bluetooth Module Power Toggle

Fn + F4

Sleep Toggle

Fn + NumLk

Number Lock Toggle

Fn + F5/ F6

Volume Decrease/ Increase Silent Mode Toggle (Model A Design I only) See page 1 - 13

Fn + ScrLk

Scroll Lock Toggle

Caps Lock

Caps Lock Toggle

Table 1 - 6 - Function & Hot Key Indicators

1 - 18 Function/Hot Key Indicators

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1

System Map: Front & Left Views
Model A

Figure 1 - 10 Front & Left Views 1. LED Power Indicators (see Table 1 - 2, on page 1 - 12) DC-In Jack External Monitor Port RJ-45 LAN Jack HDMI-Out Port USB 2.0 Port Vent/Fan Intake/ Outlet Multi-in-1 Card Reader

1
Models B & C

1
Model A

2. 3.

2

3

4

5

6

6 7

8

Models B & C

4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

2

3

4

5

6

7

6

8


Multi-In-1 Card Reader
The card reader allows you to use the most popular digital storage card formats: MMC (MultiMedia Card) / RSMMC SD (Secure Digital) / Mini SD / SDHC / SDXC MS (Memory Stick) / MS Pro / MS Duo

System Map: Front & Left Views 1 - 19

1

Quick Start Guide
Figure 1 - 11 Right & Rear Views 1. 2. 3. 4. Microphone-In Jack Headphone-Out Jack USB 2.0 Port Optical Device Drive Bay (for CD/ DVD Device) Security Lock Slot Battery

System Map: Right & Rear Views
Model A

2

3
Model B

4 5

1 1 2 3

4
Model C

5. 6.


Battery Information
Always completely discharge, then fully charge, a new battery before using it. Completely discharge and charge the battery at least once every 30 days or after about 20 partial discharges. See “Battery Information” on page 3 - 11 for full instructions.

1

2

3
Model A

4

5

6
Model B

5

6
Model C

6

1 - 20 System Map: Right & Rear Views

Quick Start Guide

1


Disk Eject Warning
Don’t try to eject a CD/DVD while the system is accessing it. This may cause the system to “crash”. Stop the disk first then eject it, or press the stop button twice.


Changing DVD Regional Codes
Go to the Control Panel and double-click Device Manager (Hardware and Sound), then click the + next to DVD/CD-ROM drives. Double-click on the DVD-ROM device to bring up the Properties dialog box, 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 - 5). DVD region detection is device dependent, not OSdependent. 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.

CD/DVD Emergency Eject
If you need to manually eject a CD/DVD (e.g. due to an unexpected power interruption) you may push the end of a straightened paper clip into the emergency eject hole. Do not use a sharpened pencil or any object that may break and become lodged in the hole. Don’t try to remove a floppy disk/CD/DVD while the system is accessing it. This may cause the system to “crash”.

System Map: Right & Rear Views 1 - 21

1

Quick Start Guide
Figure 1 - 12 Bottom View Model A 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Battery Component Bay Cover Vent/Fan Intake/ Outlet Hard Disk Bay Cover 3.75G USIM Card Cover (Optional)

System Map: Bottom View - Model A
1 3 3 2 3


CPU
The CPU is not a user serviceable part.

4

5

Overheating
To prevent your computer from overheating make sure nothing blocks the Vent/Fan Intake while the computer is in use.


Bottom Covers
If your model includes the 3.75G option then a small cover 5 to enable you to access the module’s USIM card will be included (see “3.75G/HSPA Module” on page 7 - 29).

1 - 22 System Map: Bottom View - Model A

Quick Start Guide

1

System Map: Bottom View - Model B
1
1. 2.

Figure 1 - 13 Bottom View Model B Battery Component Bay Cover Vent/Fan Intake/ Outlet Hard Disk Bay Cover 3.75G USIM Card Cover (Optional) Speakers

3
3.

3

2 3 5

4. 5. 6.

4

3


CPU

6

6

The CPU is not a user serviceable part.


Bottom Covers
If your model includes the 3.75G option then a small cover 5 to enable you to access the module’s USIM card will be included (see “3.75G/HSPA Module” on page 7 - 29).

Overheating
To prevent your computer from overheating make sure nothing blocks the Vent/Fan Intake while the computer is in use.

System Map: Bottom View - Model B 1 - 23

1

Quick Start Guide
Figure 1 - 14 Bottom View Model C 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Battery Component Bay Cover Fan Intake/Vent Hard Disk Bay Cover Speakers

System Map: Bottom View - Model C
1 3 3 2 3


Battery Information
Always completely discharge, then fully charge, a new battery before using it. Completely discharge and charge the battery at least once every 30 days or after about 20 partial discharges.

4

3

3

5

5


CPU
The CPU is not a user serviceable part.

Overheating
To prevent your computer from overheating make sure nothing blocks the Vent/Fan Intake while the computer is in use.

1 - 24 System Map: Bottom View - Model C

Quick Start Guide

1

Windows 7 Start Menu & Control Panel
Most of the control panels, utilities and programs within Windows 7 (and most other Windows versions) are accessed from the Start menu. When you install programs and utilities they will be installed on your hard disk drive, and a shortcut will usually be placed in the Start menu and/or the desktop. Right-click the Start menu icon , and then select Properties if you want to customize the appearance of the Start menu.

Click here to toggle Category View

Figure 1 - 15 - Start Menu & Control Panel

In many instances throughout this manual you will see an instruction to open the Control Panel. The Control Panel is accessed from the Start menu, and it allows you to configure the settings for most of the key features in Windows (e.g. power, video, network, audio etc.). Windows 7 provides basic controls for many of the features, however many new controls are added (or existing ones are enhanced) when you install the drivers. To see all controls it may be necessary to toggle off Category View to view the control panel icons.

Windows 7 Start Menu & Control Panel 1 - 25

1

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Video Features
You can switch display devices, and configure display options, from the Display control panel (in Appearances and Personalization) in Windows 7. For more detailed video information see “AMD Video Driver Controls” on page B - 1. To access Display (Control Panel) and Screen Resolution in Windows:
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Click Start and click Control Panel. Click Display (icon) - In the Appearances and Personalization category. Click Adjust Screen Resolution/Adjust resolution. Alternatively you can right-click the desktop and select Screen resolution. Use the drop box to select the screen Resolution 1 (Figure 1 - 16). Click Advanced settings 2 (Figure 1 - 16) to bring up the Advanced properties tabs.

1 2

Figure 1 - 16 - Screen Resolution

1 - 26 Video Features

Quick Start Guide
To access the AMD Vision Engine/CatalystTM Control Center (See Appendix B for detailed information):
1. 2. Right-click the desktop and select AMD VISION Engine Control Center/Catalyst Control Center 3 . OR 4 in the Windows taskbar notification area (or right-click the icon and select AMD Double-click the icon VISION Engine Control Center/Catalyst Control Center). OR Click Advanced settings 2 (Figure 1 - 16) in the Screen Resolution control panel, click the AMD VISION Engine Control Center/Catalyst Control Center 5 tab and then click the control center button 6 .

1

3.

3 5

Right-Click for Menu

4 6

Figure 1 - 17 - Control Center Access

Video Features 1 - 27

1

Quick Start Guide
4. 5. Click the Preferences button and select either Advanced View or Standard View. The menu headings allow you to select which items you wish to change. Advanced View Standard View

Figure 1 - 18 - AMD VISION Engine Control Center

1 - 28 Video Features

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1

Power Options
The Power Options (Hardware and Sound menu) control panel icon in Windows (see page 1 - 23) allows you to configure power management features for your computer. You can conserve power by means of power plans and configure the options for the power button, sleep button, computer lid (when closed), display and sleep mode from the left menu. Note that the Power saver plan may have an affect on computer performance. Click to select one of the existing plans, or click Create a power plan in the left menu and select the options to create a new plan. Click Change plan settings and click Change advanced power settings to access further configuration options. Pay attention to the instructions on battery care in “Battery Information” on page 3 - 11.

Figure 1 - 19 - Power Options

Power Options 1 - 29

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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 Multi-In-1 Card Reader Touchpad and Buttons/Mouse Audio Features Adding a Printer

2

Overview 2 - 1

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, and that the machine is turned off. Also ensure that all peripheral cables, including phone lines, are disconnected from the computer.

Hard Disk Drive
The hard disk drive is used to store your data in the computer. The hard disk can be taken out to accommodate other serial (SATA) hard disk drives (see “Storage” on page C - 3 for specification information). The hard disk is accessible from the bottom of your computer as seen below. For further details see “Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive” on page 6 - 4.

Model A
1 2 1 2

Model B

Figure 2 - 1
Hard Disk Location

Model C
1 2

2 - 2 Hard Disk Drive

Features & Components

Optical (CD/DVD) Device
There is a bay for a 5.25" optical (CD/DVD) device (12.7mm height). The actual device will depend on the module you purchased (see “Storage” on page C - 3). 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 - 12).


Sound Volume Adjustment
How high the sound volume can be set depends on the setting of the volume control within Windows. Click the Volume icon on the notification area to check the setting (see “Audio Features” on page 2 - 11).

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). Gently push the CD/DVD tray in until its lock “clicks” and you are ready to start. The busy indicator 2 will light up while data is being accessed, or while an audio/video CD, or DVD, is playing. If power is unexpectedly interrupted, insert an object such as a straightened paper clip into the emergency eject hole 3 to open the tray.

Figure 2 - 2
Optical Device

2

1

3

Optical (CD/DVD) Device 2 - 3

Features & Components

2

Handling CDs or DVDs


CD Emergency Eject
If you need to manually eject a CD (e.g. due to an unexpected power interruption) you may push the end of a straightened paper clip into the emergency eject hole. However please do NOT use a sharpened pencil or similar object that may break and become lodged in the hole.

Proper handling of your CDs/DVDs will prevent them from being damaged. Please follow the advice below to make sure that the data stored on your CDs/DVDs can be accessed. Note the following: • • • • • • • • Hold the CD or DVD by the edges; do not touch the surface of the disc. Use a clean, soft, dry cloth to remove dust or fingerprints. Do not write on the surface with a pen. Do not attach paper or other materials to the surface of the disc. Do not store or place the CD or DVD in high-temperature areas. Do not use benzene, thinner, or other cleaners to clean the CD or DVD. Do not bend the CD or DVD. Do not drop or subject the CD or DVD to shock.

Disk Eject Warning
Don’t try to remove a CD/DVD while the system is accessing it. This may cause the system to “crash”.

2 - 4 Optical (CD/DVD) Device

Features & Components

DVD Regional Codes
To change the DVD regional codes:
1. 2. 3. Go to the Control Panel Double-click Device Manager (Hardware and Sound), then click the + next to DVD/CD-ROM drives. Double-click on the DVD-ROM device to bring up the Properties dialog 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.

2

4.

• Region 1 - USA & Canada • Region 2 - Western Europe, Japan, South Africa, Middle East & Egypt • Region 3 - South-East Asia, Taiwan, South Korea, The Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong • Region 4 - South & Central America, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand • Region 5 - N Korea, Russia, Eastern Europe, India & Most of Africa • Region 6 - China

Figure 2 - 3
DVD Region Codes

Optical (CD/DVD) Device 2 - 5

Features & Components

2


Card Reader Cover
Make sure you keep the rubber cover provided in the card reader when not in use. This will help prevent foreign objects and/or dust getting in to the card reader.

Multi-In-1 Card Reader
The card reader allows you to use some of the latest digital storage cards. 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). Make sure you install the card reader driver (see “CardReader” on page 4 - 6). • MMC (MultiMedia Card) / RSMMC • SD (Secure Digital) / Mini SD / SDHC / SDXC • MS (Memory Stick) / MS Pro / MS Duo *Note: The PC adapters are usually supplied with these cards.

Figure 2 - 4
Left View 1. Card Reader

Model A

1
Models B & C

1

2 - 6 Multi-In-1 Card Reader

Features & Components

Touchpad and Buttons/Mouse
The Touchpad is an alternative to the mouse; however, you can also add a mouse to your computer through one of the USB ports. The Touchpad buttons function in much the same way as a two-button mouse. Once you have installed the Touchpad driver (see “TouchPad” on page 4 - 6) you can configure the functions by double-clicking the Touchpad driver icon in the notification area. You may then configure the Touchpad tapping, buttons, scrolling (see sidebar), pointer motion and sensitivity options to your preferences.


Touchpad Scrolling
This computer model series may feature different Touchpad versions. These Touchpads may differ in their vertical scrolling function in most scrollable windows. Some Touchpads require sliding the finger up and down on the right of the Touchpad to scroll the window. Other versions require tapping/holding down the finger at the top right or bottom right of the Touchpad to scroll the window.

2

Figure 2 - 5
Mouse Properties

Touchpad and Buttons/Mouse 2 - 7

Features & Components

2


Show Video
You can get a clearer view of the gestures involved by clicking the Show Video option for each gesture item. Select the gesture (Pinch Zoom, Rotating, Three Fingers Down and Three Finger Flick) in the Device Settings > Settings left tree menu and click the Show Video button to see the demonstration video. For more details on any of the gestures see the help in the lower part of the right menu window.

Gestures and Device Settings
The Synaptics Gestures Suite application allows you to use a specific gesture (action) on the surface of the Touchpad to perform specific actions to manipulate documents, objects and applications. You can configure the settings from the Device Settings tab in Mouse Properties:
1. 2. 3. 4. Click Start, and click Control Panel (or point to Settings and click Control Panel). Click Mouse (Hardware and Sound). Click Device Settings (tab) and click Settings. Use the menu tree on the left to access the user configurable settings.

Figure 2 - 6
Mouse Properties Device Settings

2 - 8 Touchpad and Buttons/Mouse

Features & Components
Scrolling The Two-Finger scrolling feature works in most scrollable windows and allows you to scroll horizontally and vertically. Place two fingers, slightly separated, on the Touchpad surface and slide both fingers in the direction required (in a straight continuous motion).

2
Figure 2 - 7
Scrolling Gesture


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. Be sure to check the device’s user documentation for details.

Zooming The Pinch Zoom gesture can be used to perform the same function as a scroll wheel in Windows applications that support CTRL + scroll wheel zoom functionality. Place two fingers on the Touchpad (for best results use the tips of the fingers) and slide them apart to zoom in, or closer together to zoom out.

Figure 2 - 8
Zooming Gesture

Touchpad and Buttons/Mouse 2 - 9

Features & Components

2

Rotating Use the Pivot Rotate gesture to rotate objects (e.g. photos) in 90 degree increments. Place a finger down on the left “target” zone and keep it stationary. Place another finger near the middle of the Touchpad and slide it in a circular motion around the stationary finger (clockwise or counterclockwise) to rotate the object.

Figure 2 - 9
Rotating Gesture

Three Finger-Flick/Three Fingers Down (Press) The Three Finger-Flick gesture may be used to enhance navigation with a variety of applications such as browsing the Internet or scrolling through a photo viewer. The Three Fingers Down gesture may be used to launch user-selectable applications.

Figure 2 - 10
Flick/Press Gesture

2 - 10 Touchpad and Buttons/Mouse

Features & Components

Audio Features
You can configure the audio options on your computer from the Sound control panel in Windows, or from the Realtek HD Audio Manager icon in the notification area/control panel (right-click the notification area icon to bring up an audio menu). The volume may also be adjusted by means of the Fn + F5/F6 key combination (see Table 1 - 6, on page 1 - 18).


Volume Adjustment The sound volume level is set using the volume control within Windows (and the volume function keys on the computer). Click the volume icon in the notification area to check the setting.

2

Figure 2 - 11
Right-click the icon to access the menu above.

Realtek Audio Manager

See “HDMI Audio Configuration” on page B - 17 for a description of the audio configuration when connecting an HDMI supported display device.

Audio Features 2 - 11

Features & Components

2

Setup for Audio Recording
To record audio sources on your computer at optimum quality follow the instructions below:
1. 2. 3. Click Start, and click Control Panel (or point to Settings and click Control Panel) and make sure you are in Classic View. Click Realtek HD Audio Manager (or right-click the notification area icon and select Sound Manager). Click Microphone Effects (tab) in Microphone (tab), and then click to select Noise Suppression (button), or adjust the Recording Volume level to around 60, to obtain the optimum recording quality. Click OK to close the control panel and save the settings.

4.

Figure 2 - 12
Realtek Audio Manager Recording Setup

2 - 12 Audio Features

Features & Components

Adding a Printer
The most commonly used peripheral is a printer. The following conventions will help you to add a printer; however it is always best to refer to the printer manual for specific instructions and configuration options.


Parallel Printer
After setting up the printer attach the parallel cable to the printer. Connect the printer’s parallel cable to the Parallel to USB converter, and then plug the converter into the USB port. Turn ON the printer, then turn ON the computer. Windows will identify the printer and either load one of its own drivers or ask you to supply one. Follow the on-screen instructions.

2

USB Printer
Most current printers have a USB interface connection. You may use any one of the ports to connect the printer.
Install Instructions:
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Set up the printer according to its instructions (unpacking, paper tray, toner/ink cartridge etc.). Turn ON the computer. Turn ON the printer. Connect the printer’s USB cable to one of the USB ports on the computer. Windows will identify the printer and either load one of its own drivers or ask you to supply one. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Parallel Printer
This is still a very common type of printer. The install instructions are in the sidebar, however you will need to purchase a parallel to USB converter.

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Chapter 3: Power Management
Overview
To conserve power, especially when using the battery, your computer power management conserves power by controlling individual components of the computer (the monitor and hard disk drive) or the whole system. 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. For more information it is best to refer to the user’s manual of your operating system.

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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. For example, this enables the OS to set devices into low-power states based on user settings and information from applications.

Overview 3 - 1

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Silent Mode (Model A Design I Only)
Use the key to toggle Silent Mode to reduce fan noise and save power consumption. Note this may reduce computer performance.

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 on the left 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. Press the power button to turn “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 3 - 15). We recommend that you do not remove the battery. For more information on the battery, please refer to “Battery Information” on page 3 - 11.

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Turning On the Computer
Now you are ready to begin using your computer. To turn it on simply press the power button on the front panel. When the computer is on, you can use the power button as a Stand by/Hibernate/ Shutdown hot-key button when it is pressed for less than 4 seconds (pressing and holding the power button for longer than this will shut the computer down). Use Power Options in the Windows control panel to configure this feature.


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

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Shut Down
Note that you should always shut your computer down by choosing the Shut Down command from the bottom right of the Start menu in Windows. This will help prevent hard disk or system problems.

Power Button as Stand by or Hibernate Button
You can use the OS’s “Power Options” control panel to set the power button to send the system into Stand by or Hibernate mode (see your OS’s documentation, or “Configuring the Power Buttons” on page 3 - 8 for details).

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Resuming Operation
See Table 3 - 1, on page 3 - 9 for information on how to resume from a power-saving state.

Power Plans
The computer can be configured to conserve power by means of power plans. You can use (or modify) an existing power plan, or create a new one. The settings may be adjusted to set the display to turn off after a specified time, and to send the computer into Sleep after a period of inactivity. Click Change plan settings and then click Change advanced power settings to access further configuration options in Advanced Settings.

Password
It is recommended that you enable a password on system resume in order to protect your data.

Figure 3 - 1
Power Plan Advanced Settings

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Each Windows power plan will also adjust the processor performance of your machine in order to save power. This is worth bearing in mind if you are experiencing any reduced performance (especially under DC/battery power). Choose High performance (you may need to click Show additional plans to view the High performance plan) for maximum performance when the computer is powered from an AC power source. 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.

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Click to Show/Hide additional power plans

Figure 3 - 2
Power Plans

Power Plans 3 - 5

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Power-Saving States
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You can use power-saving states to stop the computer’s operation and restart where you left off. Win 7 uses the Sleep, Hibernate and Shut Down power-saving states.

Sleep
In Sleep all of your work, settings and preferences are saved to memory before the system sleeps. When you are not using your computer for a certain length of time, which you specify in the operating system, it will enter Sleep to save power. 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. If your mobile PC in Sleep is running on battery power the system will use only a minimum amount of 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.

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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. If a power failure occurs the system can restore your work from the hard disk; if a power failure occurs when work is saved only to memory, then the work will be lost. Hibernate will also return you to where you last left off within seconds. You should put your mobile PC into Hibernate if you will not use the computer for a period of time, and will not have the chance to charge the battery.


Silent Mode (Model A Design I Only)
You can use Silent Mode to reduce power consumption and fan noise. Use the Silent Mode hot key to toggle this mode on/off. On screen visual indicators will display the Silent Mode status (see Table 1 - 6, on page 1 18). Note Silent Mode may reduce computer performance.

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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), plan to be away from the computer for several days, or you do not need it to wake up and run a scheduled task. Returning to full operation from Shut down takes longer than from Sleep or Hibernate.

Figure 3 - 3
Lock Button menu

Power-Saving States 3 - 7

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Password Protection
It is recommended that you enable a password on wake up in order to protect your data. However you can disable this setting from the Power Options menu by clicking Require a password on wakeup in the left menu, and selecting the options (click Change settings that are currently unavailable).

Configuring the Power Buttons
The power/sleep button (Fn + F4 key combo) and closed lid may be set to send the computer in to a power-saving state. Click Choose what the power buttons do on the left menu in Power Options to bring up the menu.

Figure 3 - 4
Power Options Define Power Buttons

3 - 8 Configuring the Power Buttons

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Resuming Operation
You can resume operation from power-saving states by pressing the power button, or in some cases pressing the sleep button (Fn + F4 key combo).
Power Status
Power Off Sleep


Closing the Lid
If you have chosen to send the computer to Sleep when the lid is closed, raising the lid will wake the system up.

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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 - 1
Resuming Operation


Power Button
When the computer is on, you can use the power button as a Sleep/Hibernate/Shut Down hot key 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).


3.75G/HSPA Modules & System Wake Up
Note that the 3.75G modules DO NOT support system wake up on 3.75G/HSPA modem activity.

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Notification Area Icon
If the notification area icon does not appear then click the notification area arrow and select Customize.

Energy Star Power Saving
This system supports Energy Star power management features that place computers (CPU, hard drive, etc.) into a low-power sleep modes after a designated period of inactivity. If you want to enable Energy Star power saving then follow these instructions:
1. 2. 3. Right-click the notification area icon (see sidebar). Select Power Conservation Modes. Select Energy Star to use the Energy Star power management and override other power saving settings.


Conservation Modes
Select Show icon and notifications alongside the Hotkey icon and click OK. The icon will now appear in the notification area. The default Energy Star setting will result in maximum power saving, but with the possible loss of some performance. Setting the mode to Balance will give power saving matched with performance. Performance will give optimum computer performance but with less power conservation.

Figure 3 - 5
Energy Star Menu

3 - 10 Configuring the Power Buttons

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Battery Information
Follow these simple guidelines to get the best use out of your battery.


Low Battery Warning
When the battery is critically low, immediately connect the AC/DC adapter to the computer or save your work, otherwise, the unsaved data will be lost when the power is depleted.

Battery Power
Your computer’s battery power is dependent upon many factors, including the programs you are running, and peripheral devices attached. You can set actions to be taken (e.g. Shut down, Hibernate etc.), and set critical and low battery levels from power plan Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings (see Figure 3 - 2 on page 3 - 5). Click the battery icon charge status. in the notification area to see the current battery level and

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Figure 3 - 6
Battery Icon (Notification Area) & Battery Advanced Settings

Battery Information 3 - 11

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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.

Conserving Battery Power
• Use a power plan that conserves power (e.g Power saver), however note that this may have an affect on computer performance. • 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. • Reduce the amount of time before the display is turned off. • Close wireless, Bluetooth, modem or communication applications when they are not being used. • Disconnect/remove any unnecessary external devices e.g. USB devices, ExpressCards etc.

Figure 3 - 7
Windows Mobility Center

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Battery Life
Battery life may be shortened through improper maintenance. To optimize the life and improve its performance, fully discharge and recharge the battery at least once every 30 days. We recommend that you do not remove the battery yourself. If you do need to remove the battery for any reason see “Removing the Battery” on page 6 - 3.

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New Battery
Always completely discharge, then fully charge, a new battery (see “Battery FAQ” on page 3 - 15 for instructions on how to do this).

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. If the computer is powered on, and in use, it will take several hours to fully recharge the battery. When the computer is turned off but plugged into an electrical outlet, battery charge time is less. (Refer to “System Map: LCD Panel Open - Model C” on page 1 - 11 for information on the battery charge status, and to “Battery Information” on page 3 - 11 for more information on how to maintain and properly recharge the battery pack.)

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Proper handling of the Battery Pack

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Caution
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.

• DO NOT disassemble the battery pack under any circumstances • DO NOT expose the battery to fire or high temperatures, it may explode • DO NOT connect the metal terminals (+, -) to each other


Damaged Battery Warning
Should you notice any physical defects (e.g. the battery is bent out of shape after being dropped), or any unusual smells emanating from the notebook battery, shut your computer down immediately and contact your service center. If the battery has been dropped we do not recommend using it any further, as even if the computer continues to work with a damaged battery in place, it may cause circuit damage, which may possibly result in fire. It is recommended that you replace your computer battery every two years.

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Power Management

Battery FAQ
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.
1. 2. Save and close all files and applications. Create a power plan for discharging the battery and set all the options to Never.

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Figure 3 - 8
Power Plan Create

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3. Click Change plan settings (after creating it) and click Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings.

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Figure 3 - 9
Change Plan Settings / Change Advanced Power Settings

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Power Management
4. 5. Scroll down to Battery and click + to expand the battery options. Choose the options below (click Yes if a warning appears):

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Figure 3 - 10
Power Options Advanced Settings Battery

• • • • •

Low battery levels = 0% Critical battery Levels = 1% Low battery action = Do Nothing Critical battery action (On battery) = Shut Down Critical battery action (Plugged in) = Do Nothing

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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.

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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. 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. Thus, some of the system components won’t be auto-configured with an appropriate driver or utility during operating system installation. Instead, you need to manually install some system-required drivers and utilities.

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What to Install
The Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc contains the drivers and utilities necessary for the proper operation of the computer. Table 4 - 1, on page 4 - 3 lists what you need to install and it is very important that the drivers are installed in the order indicated.

Module Driver Installation
The procedures for installing drivers for the PC Camera, Wireless LAN, Combination Bluetooth & WLAN and 3.75G/HSPA modules are provided in “Modules & Options” on page 7 - 1.

What to Install 4 - 1

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Driver Installation
Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc and click Install Drivers (button), or Option Drivers (button) to access the Optional driver menu.

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Check the driver installation order from Table 4 - 1, on page 4 - 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, (you should note down the drivers as you install them). Follow the instructions for each individual driver installation procedure as listed on the following pages.

Figure 4 - 1 - Drivers Installer Screen 1 Figure 4 - 2 - Drivers Installer Screen 2

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Drivers & Utilities
Driver Win 7 Driver Win 7

Video (VGA) LAN CardReader TouchPad Hot Key Audio

Page 4 - 5 Page 4 - 6 Page 4 - 6 Page 4 - 6 Page 4 - 6 Page 4 - 6

PC Camera Module Wireless LAN Module Bluetooth & Wireless LAN Combo Module 3.75G/HSPA Module

Page 7 - 2 Page 7 - 10 Page 7 - 16 Page 7 - 29

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Note that you need to install both the WLAN & Bluetooth drivers for the WLAN & Bluetooth Combo module.

Table 4 - 1 - Driver Installation
Manual Driver Installation Click Browse CD/DVD (button) in the Drivers Installer application and browse to the executable file in the appropriate driver folder. Windows Update After installing all the drivers make sure you enable Windows Update in order to get all the latest security updates etc. (all updates will include the latest hotfixes from Microsoft). See “Windows Update” on page 4 - 7 for instructions.

Driver Installation 4 - 3

Drivers & Utilities

Updating/Reinstalling Individual Drivers
If you wish to update/reinstall individual drivers it may be necessary to uninstall the original driver.To do this go to the Control Panel in the Windows OS and double-click the Programs and Features icon (Programs > Uninstall a program). Click to select the driver (if it is not listed see below) and click Uninstall, and then follow the on screen prompts (it may be necessary to restart the computer). Reinstall the driver as outlined in this chapter. If the driver is not listed in the Programs and Features menu:
1. 2. 3. Click Start, and click Control Panel (or point to Settings and click Control Panel). Double-click Device Manager (Hardware and Sound > Device Manager). Double-click the device you wish to update/reinstall the driver for (you may need to click “+” to expand the selection). Click Driver (tab) and click the Update Driver or Uninstall button and follow the on screen prompts.

User Account Control
If a User Account Control prompt appears as part of the driver installation procedure, click Continue or Allow, and follow the installation procedure as directed.

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Windows Security Message
If you receive a Windows security message as part of the driver installation process. Just click “Install this driver software anyway” or “Install” to continue the installation procedure. You will receive this message in cases where the driver has been released after the version of Windows you are currently using. All the drivers provided will have already received certification for Windows.

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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 Cancel to close the window, and follow the installation procedure.

Driver Installation Procedure
Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc and click Install Drivers (button).


Driver Installation General Guidelines The driver installation procedure outlined in this Chapter (and in Chapter 7 Options & Modules), are accurate at the time of going to press. Drivers are always subject to upgrade and revision so the exact procedure for certain drivers may differ slightly. As a general guide follow the default on screen instructions for each driver (e.g. Next > Next > Finish) unless you are an advanced user. In many cases a restart is required to install the driver. Make sure any modules (e.g. PC Camera, WLAN or 3.75G/HSPA) are ON before installing the appropriate driver.

Video (VGA) 1. Click 1.Install VGA Driver > Yes. 2. Click Next > Install (button). 3. Click the Express (or Custom if you prefer to manually configure the driver installation settings) button and click Next. 4. Click Accept (button) and click Yes. 5. Click Finish > Yes to restart the computer. 6. After the computer has restarted, click Restart Now to restart again to refresh the video driver.
Note: After installing the video driver go to the Display control panel to adjust the video settings to the highest resolution.

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LAN 1. Click 2.Install LAN Driver > Yes. 2. Click Install > Finish.

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CardReader 1. Click 3.Install Cardreader Driver > Yes. 2. Click Install > Finish. TouchPad 1. Click 4.Install Touchpad Driver > Yes. 2. Click Next. 3. Click the button to accept the license agreement and click Next. 4. Click Finish > Restart Now to restart the computer. Hot Key 1. Click 5.Install Hotkey AP > Yes. 2. Click Next > Next. 3. Click Finish > Finish to restart the computer.

Audio 1. Click 6.Install Audio Driver > Yes. 2. Click Next. 3. Click the button to agree to the license agreement and click Next. 4. Click Next > Next > Next. 5. Click Finish to restart the computer.
OR 1. Click 6.Install Audio Driver > Yes. 2. Click Next. 3. Click Finish to restart the computer. (see over) Note that after installing the audio driver the system will not return to the Drivers Installer screen. To install any of the optional drivers listed overleaf, eject the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc and then reinsert it (or double-click the disc icon in My Computer), and click Option Drivers (button) to access the optional driver menu.

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Windows Experience Index

Windows Update
After installing all the drivers make sure you enable Windows Update in order to get all the latest security updates etc. (all updates will include the latest hotfixes from Microsoft). To enable Windows Update make sure you are connected to the internet: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Click Start, and click Control Panel (or point to Settings and click Control Panel). Click Windows Update (System and Security/ Security). Click Check for updates (button). The computer will now check for updates (you need to be connected to the internet). Click Install now (button) to begin checking for the updates. Click Install updates (button) to install the updates.

After the drivers are installed follow this procedure to ensure an accurate rating from the Windows Experience Index (make sure the AC/DC adapter is plugged in):

1. Click Start, and click Control Panel. 2. Click Performance Information and Tools (System and Security > System > Check the Windows Experience Index). 3. Click “Rate this computer/Refresh Now/Rerun the assessment”. 4. The computer will take a few minutes to assess the system performance. 5. Close the control panel.

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Optional Drivers
See the pages indicated for the driver installation procedures for any modules included in your purchase option.

Bluetooth & WLAN Combo Module
See “Bluetooth & Wireless LAN Combo Module” on page 7 - 16.

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Note that you need to install both the WLAN & Bluetooth drivers for the WLAN & Bluetooth Combo modules.

3.75G/HSPA Module
See the introduction in “3.75G/HSPA Module” on page 7 - 29, and check the installation procedure.

PC Camera Module
See the introduction in “PC Camera Module” on page 7 - 2, and check the installation procedure.

Wireless LAN Module
See the introduction in “Wireless LAN Module” on page 7 - 10, and check the installation procedure.

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BIOS Utilities

Chapter 5: BIOS Utilities
Overview
This chapter gives a brief introduction to the computer’s built-in software: If your computer has never been set up, or you are making important changes to the system (e.g. hard disk setup), then you should review this chapter first and note the original settings found in Setup. Even if you are a beginner, keep a record of the settings you find and any changes you make. This information could be useful if your system ever needs servicing. There is one general rule: Don’t make any changes unless you are sure of what you are doing. Many of the settings are required by the system, and changing them could cause it to become unstable or worse. If you have any doubts, consult your service representative.


BIOS Screens
Note that the BIOS screens pictured on these pages are intended for guidance in setting up your system’s BIOS. BIOS versions are subject to constant change and revision, therefore your computer’s actual screens may appear slightly different from those pictured on these pages.

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Overview 5 - 1

BIOS Utilities


BIOS Settings Warning
Incorrect settings can cause your system to malfunction. To correct mistakes, return to Setup and restore the Previous Values with , or Optimized Defaults with .

The Setup Utility
Each time you turn on the computer the system takes a few seconds to conduct a POST, including a quick test of the on-board RAM (memory). As the POST proceeds, the computer will tell you if there is anything wrong. If there is a problem that prevents the system from booting, it will display a system summary and prompt you to run Setup. If there are no problems, the Setup prompt will disappear and the system will load the operating system. Once that starts, you can’t get into Setup without rebooting. The Aptio Setup Utility tells the system how to configure itself and manage basic features and subsystems (e.g. port configuration). To enter Setup, turn on the computer and press F2 (give the system a few seconds to enter Setup). If the Boot Logo is enabled the F2 on screen will be highlighted to illustrate that the system is processing the request during the POST (or press F7 for boot options). If you get a “Keyboard Error”, (usually because you pressed F2 too quickly) just press F2 again. If the computer is already on, reboot using the Ctrl + Alt + Delete combination and then hold down F2 when prompted. The Setup main menu will appear. To see the boot options press F7 and choose your preferred boot device.

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5 - 2 The Setup Utility

BIOS Utilities

Failing the POST
Errors can be detected during the POST. There are two categories, “fatal” and “nonfatal”.

Fatal Errors
These stop the boot process and usually indicate there is something seriously wrong with your system. Take the computer to your service representative or authorized service center as soon as possible.

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Non-Fatal Errors
This kind of error still allows you to boot. You will get a message identifying the problem (make a note of this message!) and you can then press F7 (the F7 on screen will be highlighted to illustrate that the system is processing the request) for boot options. Press F2 (give the system a few seconds to enter Setup; the F2 on screen will be highlighted to illustrate that the system is processing the request) to run the Setup program and try to correct the problem. If you still get an error message after you change the setting, or if the “cure” seems even worse, call for help.

The Setup Utility 5 - 3

BIOS Utilities


Setup Menus
The Setup menus shown in this section are for reference only. Your computer’s menus will indicate the configuration appropriate for your model and options.

Setup Screens
The following pages contain additional advice on portions of the Setup. Along the top of the screen is a menu bar with menu headings. When you select a heading, a new screen appears. Scroll through the features listed on each screen to make changes to Setup. Instructions on how to navigate each screen are in the box at the bottom right side of the screen.

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Figure 5 - 1
Navigation Menu

If these tools are confusing, press F1 to call up a General Help screen, and then use the arrow keys to scroll up or down the page. The Item Specific Help on the upper right side of each screen explains the highlighted item and has useful messages about its options. If you see an arrow next to an item, press Enter to go to a sub-menu on that subject. The sub-menu screen that appears has a similar layout, but the Enter key may execute a command.

5 - 4 The Setup Utility

BIOS Utilities

Main Menu

Figure 5 - 2
Main Menu

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System Time & Date (Main Menu) The hour setting uses the 24-hour system (i.e., ØØ = midnight; 13 = 1 pm). If you can change the date and time settings in your operating system, you will also change these settings. Some applications may also alter data files to reflect these changes. Main Menu 5 - 5

BIOS Utilities SATA Port # (Main Menu) Pressing Enter opens the sub-menu to show the configuration of a optical Device/ HDD on the computer’s SATA Ports. System/Extended Memory: (Main Menu) This item contains information on the system memory, and is not user configurable. The system will auto detect the amount of memory installed.

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MB Series / BIOS Revision / KBC/EC firmware Revision This item contains information on the BIOS version etc., and is not user configurable.

5 - 6 Main Menu

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Advanced Menu
Figure 5 - 3
Advanced Menu

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Advanced Chipset Control (Advanced Menu) The sub-menu here allows you to adjust the Bluetooth Power Setting.

Advanced Menu 5 - 7

BIOS Utilities


SATA Mode Selection
If you have installed the Windows 7 operating system with either IDE or AHCI mode enabled, DO NOT disable the set mode (if you wish to disable the set mode you will need to reinstall the Windows 7 OS).

Bluetooth Power Setting (Advanced Menu > Advanced Chipset Control) You can adjust the Bluetooth module power setting to your preference. The default setting (Disabled) will see the Bluetooth module powered off when the system is started up or restarted. Enabling the power setting will have the module retain the last power status (on or off) before any restart or shut down. SATA Mode Selection (Advanced Menu) You can configure SATA (Serial ATA) control to operate in IDE (native/compatible), AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface) modes from this menu. The SATA Mode should be set BEFORE installing an operating system, and after you have backed up all necessary files and data (see sidebar). Legacy USB Support: (Advanced Menu) Choose “Enabled” if you intend to use USB devices in systems which do not normally support USB functionality (e.g. DOS). The default setting is “Enabled” and does not need to be changed if you intend to use your USB devices in Windows.

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5 - 8 Advanced Menu

BIOS Utilities Boot Logo (Advanced Menu) Use this menu item to enable/disable the Boot Logo screen at system startup. If you disable the Boot Logo you will not see the F2 Enter Setup or F7 Boot Options prompts on the screen, however you can still press these keys, while the boot screen is displayed, to perform the Enter Setup or Boot Option functions. Power On Boot Beep (Advanced Menu) Use this menu item to enable/disable the beep as the computer starts up. Battery Low Alarm Beep: (Advanced Menu) Use this menu item to enable/disable the battery low alarm beep.

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Advanced Menu 5 - 9

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Security Menu
The changes you make here affect the access to the Setup utility itself, and also access to your machine as it boots up after you turn it on. These settings do not affect your machine or network passwords which will be set in your software OS.

Security Menu

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Figure 5 - 4
Security Menu

Set Supervisor Password (Security Menu) You can set a password for access to the Aptio Setup Utility. This will not affect access to the computer OS (only the Aptio Setup Utility). 5 - 10 Security Menu

BIOS Utilities
Note: To clear existing passwords press Enter and type the existing password, then press Enter for the new password (without typing any password entry) and Enter again to confirm the password clearance.


Password Warning
If you set a boot password (Password on boot is “Enabled“), NEVER forget your password. The consequences of this could be serious. If you cannot remember your boot password you must contact your vendor and you may lose all of the information on your hard disk.

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Boot Menu
Figure 5 - 5
Boot Menu

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BIOS Screens
Note that the BIOS screens pictured on these pages are intended for guidance in setting up your system’s BIOS. BIOS versions are subject to constant change and revision, therefore your computer’s actual screens may appear slightly different from those pictured on these pages.

When you turn the computer on it will look for an operating system (e.g. Windows 7) from the devices listed in this menu, and in this priority order. If it cannot find the operating system on that device, it will try to load it from the next device in the order specified in the Boot Sequence. Item specific help on the right is available to help you move devices up and down the order.

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BIOS Utilities Boot Sequence (Boot Menu) Use the arrow keys to move up and down the menu and use the F5 and F6 keys to move the device’s boot priority up and down the list (the selected device will be highlighted in white).

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Exit Menu
Figure 5 - 6
Exit Menu

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Click Save Changes and Reset to save all changes made. Choosing to Discard Changes, or Exit Discarding Changes, will wipe out any changes you have made to the Setup. You can also choose to restore the original Setup defaults that will return the Setup to its original state, and erase any previous changes you have made in a previous session.

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Upgrading The Computer

Chapter 6: Upgrading The Computer
Overview
This chapter contains information on upgrading the computer. Follow the steps outlined to make the desired upgrades. If you have any trouble or problems you can contact your service representative for further help. 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. 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.

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Bottom Covers
Note that the bottom cover pictured in this chapter is for models without the 3.75G option. If your model includes the 3.75G module option then a small cover to enable you to access the module’s USIM card will be included.

Please make sure that you review each procedure before you perform it.

Overview 6 - 1

Upgrading The Computer

When Not to Upgrade


Power Safety Warning
Before you undertake any upgrade procedures, make sure that you have turned off the power, and disconnected all peripherals and cables (including telephone lines). 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, adding and sometimes replacing parts. 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

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Under any of these conditions, contact your service representative to purchase or replace the component(s).


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.

Upgrading the Processor 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. We recommend that you do not do this yourself, since if it is done incorrectly you may damage the processor or mainboard.

6 - 2 Overview

Upgrading The Computer

Removing the Battery
If you are confident in undertaking upgrade procedures yourself, for safety reasons it is best to remove the battery.
1. 2. 3. 4. Turn the computer off, and turn it over. Slide the latch 1 in the direction of the arrow. Slide the latch 2 in the direction of the arrow, and hold it in place. Slide the battery out in the direction of the arrow 3 .


Warranty Warning
Please check with your service representative before undertaking any upgrade procedures to find out if this will VOID your warranty.

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Figure 6 - 1
Battery Removal

Model A

Model B

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Removing the Battery 6 - 3

Upgrading The Computer


HDD System Warning
New HDD’s are blank. Before you begin make sure: You have backed up any data you want to keep from your old HDD. You have all the discs required to install your operating system and programs. If you have access to the internet, download the latest application and hardware driver updates for the operating system you plan to install. Copy these to a removable medium.

Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive
The hard disk drive can be taken out to accommodate other 2.5" serial (SATA) hard disk drives with a height of 9.5mm (h) (see “Storage” on page C - 3). Follow your operating system’s installation instructions, and install all necessary drivers and utilities (see “Driver Installation” on page 4 - 2), when setting up a new hard disk.

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6 - 4 Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive

Upgrading The Computer
1. 2. 3. Turn off the computer, and turn it over and remove the battery. Locate the hard disk bay cover and loosen screws 1 & 2 . Remove the hard disk bay cover 3 .

Model A
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Model B
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Figure 6 - 2
Hard Disk Bay Cover Removal

Model C
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Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive 6 - 5

Upgrading The Computer


Hard Disk Screws & Cover
The hard disks and covers pictured here may appear slightly different from your model design (these designs are subject to change and upgrade without notice). Pay careful attention to the screws (if included) and cover orientation.

4. 5. 6. 7.

Grip the tab and slide the hard disk in the direction of arrow 4 . Lift the hard disk out of the bay 5 . Remove the screw(s) 6 - 9 and the adhesive cover 10 . Reverse the process to install a new hard disk drive (do not forget to replace all the screws and covers).

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Figure 6 - 3
Hard Disk Removal

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6 - 6 Upgrading the Hard Disk Drive

Upgrading The Computer

Upgrading the Optical (CD/DVD) Device
The procedure for removing the optical device will depend upon your particular computer model: • See “Removing the Optical Device for Model A Computers” on page 6 - 8. • See “Removing the Optical Device for Model B & C Computers” on page 6 10.

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Upgrading the Optical (CD/DVD) Device 6 - 7

Upgrading The Computer


Fan Cable & Cover
Make sure you reconnect the fan cable 5 before screwing down the bay cover. Note the information on replacing the RAM & CPU bay cover in “Cover Pins” on page 6 - 14.

Removing the Optical Device for Model A Computers
1. 2. 3. 4. Turn off the computer, and turn it over and remove the battery. Locate the component bay cover and remove screws 1 - 4 . Carefully (a fan and cable are attached to the under side of the cover) lift up the bay cover. Carefully disconnect the fan cable 5 , and remove the cover 6 .

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Figure 6 - 4
Removing the Component Bay Cover (Model A Computers)

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6 - 8 Upgrading the Optical (CD/DVD) Device

Upgrading The Computer
5. 6. Remove the screw at point 7 , and use a screwdriver to carefully push out the optical device at point 8 . Reverse the process to install the new device.

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Figure 6 - 5
Removing the Optical Device (Model A Computers)

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Upgrading the Optical (CD/DVD) Device 6 - 9

Upgrading The Computer

Removing the Optical Device for Model B & C Computers
1. 2. 3. 4. Turn off the computer, and turn it over and remove the battery. Remove the hard disk (see page 6 - 4) Remove the screw at point 1 , and use a screwdriver to carefully push out the optical device at point 2 . Reverse the process to install the new device.

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Figure 6 - 6
Removing the Optical DVD Device (Model B & C Computers)

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6 - 10 Upgrading the Optical (CD/DVD) Device

Upgrading The Computer

Upgrading the System Memory (RAM)
Model A & B computers have one memory socket, and Model C computers have two memory sockets, for 204 pin Small Outline Dual In-line (SO-DIMM) DDRIII (DDR3) type memory modules (see “Memory” on page C - 2 for details of supported module types).
1. 2. Turn off the computer, and turn it over and remove the battery. Locate the component bay cover and remove screws 1 - 4 .


Fan Cable & Cover
Make sure you reconnect the fan cable 5 before screwing down the bay cover. Note the information on replacing the RAM & CPU bay cover in “Cover Pins” on page 6 - 14.

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Warning
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.

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Figure 6 - 7
Bottom Cover Screws

Upgrading the System Memory (RAM) 6 - 11

Upgrading The Computer
3. Carefully (a fan and cable are attached to the under side of the cover) lift up the bay cover (note that for Model C computers you need to raise the bottom cover up to an angle of LESS THAN 30°). Carefully disconnect the fan cable 5 , and remove the cover 6 .

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Bottom Cover Removal

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6 - 12 Upgrading the System Memory (RAM)

Upgrading The Computer
5. 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 - 8.

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RAM Module Release

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The RAM module will 9 pop-up, and you can remove it. Pull the latches to release the second module if necessary. Insert a new module holding it at about a 30° angle and fit the connectors firmly into the memory slot. 9. The module’s pin alignment will allow it to only fit one way. Make sure the module is seated as far into the slot as it will go. DO NOT FORCE the module; it should fit without much pressure. 10. Press the module in and down towards the mainboard until the slot levers click into place to secure the module.


Memory Sockets Note that Model A & B computers have a single memory socket and Model C computers have two memory sockets.

Upgrading the System Memory (RAM) 6 - 13

Upgrading The Computer


Cover Pins Note that this computer model has four cover pins. These pins need to be aligned with slots in the case to insure a proper cover fit, before screwing down the bay cover.

11. Replace the bay cover by (for Model C computers make sure you insert the cover at an angle of LESS THAN 30°) aligning the cover pins (see sidebar make sure you reconnect the fan cable before screwing down the bay cover). 12. Restart the computer to allow the BIOS to register the new memory configuration as it starts up.

Models B & D

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Model A

Models E & F
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Component Bay Cover Pins

Model C Model C

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Modules & Options

Chapter 7: Modules & Options
Overview
This chapter contains information on the following modules, which may come with your computer, depending on the configuration purchased. If you are unsure please contact your service representative. • PC Camera Module • Wireless LAN Module • Bluetooth & Wireless LAN Combo Module • 3.75G/HSPA Module


Wireless Device Operation Aboard Aircraft
The use of any portable electronic transmission devices aboard aircraft is usually prohibited. Make sure the module(s) are OFF if you are using the computer aboard aircraft.


Important Notice
If your purchase option includes both Wireless LAN and 3.75G/HSPA modules, then the appropriate antennas will be installed. Note that In order to comply with FCC RF exposure compliance requirements, the antenna must not be co-located or operate in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.

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Driver Installation & Module Power
Make sure any modules (e.g. WLAN, PC Camera, 3.75G/HSPA & Bluetooth modules) are ON before installing the appropriate driver.

Important Notice - 3.75G/HSPA & Bluetooth/Wireless LAN Modules
In order to comply with FCC regulations you should NOT operate the 3.75G/HSPA module and the Bluetooth/Wireless LAN modules at the same time as this may disrupt radio frequency, and cause interference. When the 3.75G/HSPA module is powered on, make sure that the Bluetooth/Wireless LAN modules are powered off.

Overview 7 - 1

Modules & Options


Latest PC Camera Driver Information
Check the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc and any accompanying insert pages, for the latest updated information on the PC Camera driver, which may override the information provided here.

PC Camera Module
Before installing the PC Camera driver, make sure that the optional PC Camera is on. Use the Fn + F10 key combination (see “Function/Hot Key Indicators” on page 1 - 18) to toggle power to the PC Camera module. Make sure you install the drivers in the order indicated in Table 4 - 1, on page 4 - 3. There are a number of different camera modules available with this computer model series. You will have the appropriate application installed for your camera. Make sure you access the application via the desktop shortcut.

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PC Camera Display
The PC Camera application software needs to be run while the default notebook LCD is the selected display device. After a camera picture is obtained on the default notebook LCD, you may then use the Fn + F7 to toggle through the display modes (give the screen time to refresh).


PC Camera Application and Power-Saving States
If the computer enters Sleep or Hibernate mode while running the camera application, the program will stop running, and will need to be restarted when the system resumes from the power-saving state.

7 - 2 PC Camera Module

Modules & Options

PC Camera Driver Installation 1. Make sure the module is powered on, and then insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the CD/DVD drive. 2. Click Option Drivers (button). 3. Click 1.Install Webcam Driver > Yes. 4. Click Next > Install > Finish to restart the computer. OR Click Next > Finish to restart the computer. 5. Run the camera application program from the desktop shortcut (if the hardware is turned off use the Fn + F10 key combination to turn it on again).


PC Camera Screen Refresh
The PC Camera module supports a frame rate of 12 fps. If you find that the screen refresh rate is subject to lag or stuttering, then reduce the window size, or adjust the Output Size and/or Color Space Compression. To reduce Output Size and/or Color Space Compression run the camera application, click Options and select Video Capture Pin. Adjust the settings from the appropriate pull-down menu.

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PC Camera Module 7 - 3

Modules & Options
PC Camera Audio Setup If you wish to capture video & audio with your camera, it is necessary to setup the audio recording options in Windows.
Click Start, and click Control Panel (or point to Settings and click Control Panel). Click Sound (Hardware and Sound). Click Recording (tab). Right-click Microphone (Realtek High Definition Audio) and make sure the item is not disabled. 5. Double-click Microphone (or select Properties from the right-click menu). 6. Click Levels (tab), and adjust the Microphone and Microphone Boost sliders to the level required. 7. Click OK and close the control panels. 8. Run the camera application program from the desktop shortcut. 9. Go to the Devices menu heading and select Microphone (Realtek High Definition Audio). 10. Go to the Capture menu heading and select Capture Audio (it should have a tick alongside it). 11. To obtain the best sound recording quality enable Noise Suppression in the Realtek HD Audio Manager control panel (see “Setup for Audio Recording” on page 2 - 12). 1. 2. 3. 4.

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7 - 4 PC Camera Module

Modules & Options Figure 7 - 1
Audio Setup for PC Camera

Right-click

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PC Camera Module 7 - 5

Modules & Options
Camera Application The camera application is a video viewer for general purpose video viewing and testing, and for capturing video files to .avi format.
1. 2. 3. Run the camera application from the desktop shortcut (it is recommended that you set the capture file before the capture process - 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 - 4) and select Start Capture. Click OK (the file location will be displayed in the pop-up box) to start capturing the video, and press Esc to stop the capture (you can view the file using the Windows Media Player).

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Set Capture File Prior to capturing video files you may select the Set Capture File... option in the File menu, and set the file name and location before capture (this will help avoid accidentally overwriting files). Set the name and location then click Open, then set the “Capture file size:” and click OK. You can then start the capture process as above.

Note the important information in “Reducing Video File Size” on page 7 - 7 in order to save file space, and help prevent system problems.

7 - 6 PC Camera Module

Modules & Options
Reducing Video File Size Note that capturing high resolution video files requires a substantial amount of disk space for each file. After recording video, 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, right-click the hard disk, and select Properties). If necessary you can remove the recorded video file to a removable medium e.g. CD, DVD or USB Flash drive.

Note that the Windows system requires a minimum of 15GB of free space on the C: drive system partition. 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 - 6), limit the file size of the captured video or reduce video resolution (see below). To Reduce Video Resolution Output Size:
1. 2. 3. 4. Run the camera application program from the desktop shortcut. Go to Options and scroll down to select Video Capture Pin.... Click the Output Size drop box and select a lower resolution size in order to reduce the captured file size. Click OK.

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PC Camera Module 7 - 7

Modules & Options


Latest PC Camera Driver Information
Check the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc, and any accompanying insert pages, for the latest updated information on the PC Camera driver, which may override the information provided here, including the figures pictured here.

Eliminating Screen Flicker If you find that the video screen in the camera program is flickering, you can try to adjust the setting in the Video Capture Filter options.
1. 2. 3. Run the camera application from the desktop shortcut. Go to Options and scroll down to select Video Capture Filter.... Click either 50Hz or 60Hz under Frequency (Anti Flicker).

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Figure 7 - 2
Video Capture Filter

7 - 8 PC Camera Module

Modules & Options
Taking Still Pictures The camera application allows you to take still pictures.
1. 2. 3. Run the camera application from the desktop shortcut. Go to Options and select Take Picture. The picture (in JPEG format) will be placed in the Snapshot folder desktop.


Snapshot Folder on the
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. If you accidentally delete or move the folder, you can create a new Snapshot folder on the desktop in order to capture the files.

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PC Camera Module 7 - 9

Modules & Options


Wireless Device Operation Aboard Aircraft
The use of any portable electronic transmission devices aboard aircraft is usually prohibited. Make sure the module(s) are OFF if you are using the computer aboard aircraft.

Wireless LAN Module
If you have included a Wireless LAN (or WLAN & Bluetooth combo) module in your purchase option, make sure that the module is on before installing the driver. Use the Fn + F11 key combination (see “Function/Hot Key Indicators” on page 1 - 18) to toggle power to the Wireless LAN module. Make sure you install the drivers in the order indicated in Table 4 - 1, on page 4 - 3. Note that you need to install both the WLAN & Bluetooth drivers for the WLAN & Bluetooth Combo module.

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Use the Fn + F11 key combination to toggle power to the WLAN module, and check the indicator to see if the module is powered on or not (see Table 1 - 6, on page 1 - 18/ Table 1 - 2, on page 1 - 12).

7 - 10 Wireless LAN Module

Modules & Options

802.11b/g/n Driver Installation
If you see the message “Found New Hardware” click Cancel to close the window.

1. Make sure the module is powered on, then insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the CD/DVD drive. 2. Click Option Drivers (button). 3. Click 2.Install WLAN Driver > Yes. 4. Choose the language you prefer and click Next. 5. Click Next > Install. 6. Click Finish to restart the computer.

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Wireless LAN Module 7 - 11

Modules & Options


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.

Connecting to a Wireless Network in Windows 7
Make sure the Wireless LAN module is turned on.
1. Click the notification area wireless icon , and then double-click an access point to connect to or click to Open Network and Sharing Center if you do not see a network you want to connect to in the notification area menu (a list of options will appear allowing setting changes, and creating a new network).

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Figure 7 - 3
Click Notification Area Icon Menu & Network and Sharing Center

7 - 12 Wireless LAN Module

Modules & Options
2. 3. 4. You may need to enter a security key for any access point to which you are trying to connect. Click to select a network location (e.g. Home, Work or Public). Click “View or change settings in Network and Sharing Center” to access further options for the connection.

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Network Location Set

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Wireless LAN Module 7 - 13

Modules & Options


Security Enabled Networks
You should try to make sure that any network you are connecting to is a secure network. Connecting to unsecure networks may allow unauthorized access to your computer, documents, websites and files etc.

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Click the notification area icon to see any currently connected networks. To disconnect from the wireless network you can click the notification area wireless icon , click the active connection and then click Disconnect (button).

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Figure 7 - 5
Click Notification Area Icon Menu Disconnect

7 - 14 Wireless LAN Module

Modules & Options

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. To access the Windows Mobility Center:
1. 2. 3. Click Start, and click Control Panel (or point to Settings and click Control Panel). Double-click Windows Mobility Center (Mobile PC). Click the button to Turn wireless off/on, or click the icon to access the network menu.

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Figure 7 - 6
Windows Mobility Center

Wireless LAN Module 7 - 15

Modules & Options


Wireless Device Operation Aboard Aircraft
The use of any portable electronic transmission devices aboard aircraft is usually prohibited. Make sure the module(s) are OFF if you are using the computer aboard aircraft.

Bluetooth & Wireless LAN Combo Module
If your purchase option includes the V3.0 Bluetooth Combination & Wireless LAN module then install the driver as instructed overleaf. Use the Fn + F12 key combination to toggle power to the Bluetooth module. When the Bluetooth module is powered on the indicator will briefly be displayed.


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). Therefore if you are copying a file from your computer to a Bluetooth enabled device, 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.

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Use the Fn + F12 key combination to toggle power to the Bluetooth module, and check the LED indicator to see if the module is powered on or not (see Table 1 - 6, on page 1 - 18/ Table 1 - 3, on page 1 - 12).

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Modules & Options

3rd Party Bluetooth Combo Driver Installation
Note this driver is required for the 3rd Party combo Bluetooth and WLAN module only.


High Speed Bluetooth Data Transfer The Combination Wireless LAN & V3.0 Bluetooth module supports high speed (V3.0) data transfer. However to achieve such transfer speeds, both devices must support high speed data transfer. To obtain high speed (V3.0) data transfer make sure that both the WLAN and Bluetooth modules are powered on. Check your Bluetooth compatible device’s documentation to confirm it supports high speed data transfer.

1. Before installing the driver make sure the Bluetooth module is powered on (use Fn + F12 key combination), then insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the CD/DVD drive. If a Found New Hardware window appears, click Cancel in all windows that appear, and then proceed to install the driver as below. 2. Click Option Drivers (button). 3. Click 3.Install Combo BT Driver > Yes. 4. Choose the language you prefer and click OK. 5. Click Next. 6. Click the button to accept the license and click Next. 7. Click Next > (select if you want to create an icon to appear on the desktop) Next > Install. 8. Click Finish. 9. The My Bluetooth icon will appear on the desktop and the Bluetooth item will be installed in the Programs/All Programs menu. 10. See “Bluetooth Networking Setup” on page 7 - 21 for information on Bluetooth networking.

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Bluetooth & Wireless LAN Combo Module 7 - 17

Modules & Options


Bluetooth Module & Resuming From Sleep Mode
The Bluetooth module’s default state will be off after resuming from the Sleep power-saving state. Use the key combination (Fn + F12) to power on the Bluetooth module after the computer resumes from Sleep.

Bluetooth & WLAN Combo Settings
1. 2. 3. Make sure the Bluetooth module is powered on. Double-click the My Bluetooth application on the desktop (or access it from the Programs/All Programs menu). Click My Bluetooth Settings (menu heading).

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Figure 7 - 7
My Bluetooth Settings

7 - 18 Bluetooth & Wireless LAN Combo Module

Modules & Options
4. Click General Settings to change the computer name that other Bluetooth devices will see, and click the tickbox to Allow Bluetooth devices to find this computer Click OK to confirm the settings.

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Figure 7 - 8
General Settings

Bluetooth & Wireless LAN Combo Module 7 - 19

Modules & Options
6. 7. Click File Transfer Settings to Enable sharing of my files with other Bluetooth devices. Click OK to confirm the settings.

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Figure 7 - 9
File Transfer Settings

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Modules & Options

Bluetooth Networking Setup
1. 2. 3. Make sure the Bluetooth module is powered on. Double-click the My Bluetooth application on the desktop (or access it from the Programs/All Programs menu). Click My Bluetooth Settings (see Figure 7 - 7 on page 7 - 18).

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Figure 7 - 10
Network Settings

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Click Network Settings (make sure the Bluetooth module is powered on. Click Enable Bluetooth Network and click OK. A message will appear in the notification area to confirm that the network driver has been installed.

Bluetooth & Wireless LAN Combo Module 7 - 21

Modules & Options


Bluetooth Module & Resuming From Sleep Mode
The Bluetooth module’s default state will be off after resuming from the Sleep power-saving state. Use the key combination (Fn + F12) to power on the Bluetooth module after the computer resumes from Sleep.

Bluetooth & WLAN Combo Module Configuration
Setup your Bluetooth Device so the Computer Can Find it
1. 2. 1. 1. 2. Turn your Bluetooth device (e.g. PDA, mobile phone etc.) on. Make the device discoverable (to do this check your device documentation). Press the Fn + F12 key combination to power on the Bluetooth module. Double-click the My Bluetooth application on the desktop (or access it from the Programs/All Programs menu). Double-click the device you want to pair with the computer (if no devices appear press F5 or click the Refresh button to search for devices).

To Turn the Bluetooth Module On To Add a Bluetooth Device

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Figure 7 - 11
My Bluetooth Devices

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Modules & Options
3. You will then be presented with a menu of options to select from.

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Figure 7 - 12
Bluetooth Device Options

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Click the appropriate button to connect to the device.

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Modules & Options
5. 6. You may need to allow the connection from your device, and you will then need to provide a passcode from the device. You can then enter the passcode on the computer and click OK to establish the connection.

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Figure 7 - 13
Bluetooth Pairing Code & Connection Established

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Modules & Options

Standard Bluetooth Configuration in Windows 7
Setup your Bluetooth Device so the Computer Can Find it
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Add a Device
Click Start, and click Control Panel and then click Devices and Printers (Hardware and Sound). Click Add a device to search for any available Bluetooth devices.

Turn your Bluetooth device (e.g. PDA, mobile phone etc.) on. Make the device discoverable (to do this check your device documentation). Press the Fn + F12 key combination to power on the Bluetooth module. A Bluetooth icon will appear in the notification area. You can then do any of the following to access the Bluetooth Devices control panel.
Double-click the notification area icon to access the Bluetooth Devices control panel. and choose an option from the menu.

To Turn the Bluetooth Module On

Click/Right-click the notification area icon

Bluetooth Module & Resuming From Sleep Mode
The Bluetooth module’s default state will be off after resuming from the Sleep power-saving state. Use the key combination (Fn + F12) to power on the Bluetooth module after the computer resumes from Sleep.

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Add a device Right-Click Notification Area Icon

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Bluetooth Devices & Click Icon Menu

Bluetooth & Wireless LAN Combo Module 7 - 25

Modules & Options
To Add a Bluetooth Device


Pairing Options
If a device has been previously connected then the pairing option menu will appear when you attempt subsequent connections. You can choose to have the computer create a pairing code for you, use the device’s existing pairing code or you can pair certain devices without using a code.

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Access the Bluetooth Devices control panel and click Add a device. Double-click the device you want to pair with the computer.

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Figure 7 - 15
Add a Device 3. On first connection the computer will provide you with a pairing code to be entered onto the device.

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Modules & Options
4. Enter the code into your Bluetooth enabled device and follow any on-screen instructions to complete the pairing.


Pairing Codes
The example outlined here shows a connection to a mobile device. Other devices e.g. computers, may have a slightly different connection procedure, and may require you to confirm a pairing code is correct on both devices. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the pairing.

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Pairing Code Example

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Windows will check to see if any drivers are required to complete the pairing. Follow any on-screen instructions on the computer if device drivers are required to be installed. Click Close.

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Figure 7 - 17
Pairing Complete & Bluetooth Device Enabled

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Modules & Options
To Change Settings for the Bluetooth Device


Bluetooth Help
To get help on Bluetooth configuration and settings, select Help and Support from the Start menu. Type Bluetooth in the Search Help box, and select an item from the returned search results to get more information.

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Click the notification area icon and select Show Bluetooth Devices. Right-click on the device you want to change and click Properties to:
Change the name of the device (click Bluetooth, type a new name and click OK). Enable/Disable a service (click Services, clear/tick the check box next to the service and click OK).

To Make your Computer Discoverable to Bluetooth Devices
1. 2. 3. Click the notification area icon and select Open Settings. Click Options, and make sure that Allow Bluetooth devices to find this computer check box (Discovery) has a tick inside it. Make sure that the Alert me when a new Bluetooth device wants to connect check box (Connections) has a tick inside it, if you want to be notified when a Bluetooth device wants to connect.

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Figure 7 - 18
Bluetooth Settings Options

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Modules & Options

3.75G/HSPA Module
If you have included an optional (not supported by Model C computers) 3.75G/ HSPA (High Speed Packet Access) module (see “Communication” on page C - 4 for specification details) in your purchase option, you will have the appropriate application (BandLuxe HSDPA Utility or Wireless Manager) provided for your particular module. Follow the instructions on page 7 - 30 to install the USIM card (which will be provided by your service provider), and then install the application.


3.75G/HSPA Module Options
There are two optional 3.75G/HSPA modules available for this series of computer models. Each module is supplied with the appropriate application software. The module type supplied may depend upon the computer model purchased. Check with your service center for details. Install the driver from the Drivers Installer menu and check the instructions for the appropriate application on the following pages.


Important Notice - 3.75G/HSPA & Bluetooth/Wireless LAN Modules
In order to comply with FCC regulations you should NOT operate the 3.75G/HSPA module and the Bluetooth/Wireless LAN modules at the same time as this may disrupt radio frequency, and cause interference. When the 3.75G/HSPA module is powered on, make sure that the Bluetooth/Wireless LAN modules are powered off.

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3.75G/HSPA Module 7 - 29

Modules & Options
1. 2. Turn off the computer, and turn it over and remove the battery (see page 6 - 3). Locate the 3.75G USIM card cover and loosen screw 1 , and then remove the USIM card cover 2 .

Figure 7 - 19
USIM Card Cover Removal

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Power Safety Warning
Before you undertake any installation procedures, make sure that you have turned off the power, and disconnected all peripherals and cables (including telephone lines). It is advisable to also remove your battery in order to prevent accidentally turning the machine on.

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3. 4. 5. Insert the USIM card as you would into your mobile phone. Slide the SIMLOCK towards the hinge in order to release the lock and lift it up. Insert the USIM card as illustrated in (Figure 7 - 20) and close the SIMLOCK.

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Figure 7 - 20
Insert the USIM Card

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6. Lock the SIMLOCK by pushing it in the direction of the arrow in Figure 7 - 21 until it clicks into the lock position.

Figure 7 - 21
SIMLOCK Lock


3.75G/HSPA Modules & System Wake Up
Note that the 3.75G modules DO NOT support system wake up on 3.75G/HSPA modem activity.

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Before installing the application, make sure that the 3.75G/HSPA module is ON (installing the driver with the module off will not allow the software to detect the module hardware correctly). Use the Fn + key combination (see Table 1 - 6, on page 1 - 18) to toggle power to the 3.75G/HSPA module. When the 3.75G/HSPA module is powered on, the indicator will briefly be displayed. Make sure you install the drivers in the order indicated in Table 4 - 1, on page 4 - 3. Note that exiting the application does NOT turn off the 3.75G/HSPA module. • BandLuxe HSDPA Utility - See “BandLuxe HSDPA Utility Installation” on page 7 - 33 for driver installation information and “BandLuxe HSDPA - Connection Manager” on page 7 - 34 for instructions on using the BandLuxe HSDPA Utility. • Wireless Manager - See “Wireless Manager Installation” on page 7 - 52 for driver installation information and “Wireless Manager Application” on page 7 - 53 for instructions on using Wireless Manager.

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BandLuxe HSDPA Utility
With the 3.75G/HSPA module and USIM card (supplied by your service provider) installed you may then install the BandLuxe HSDPA Utility. The BandLuxe HSDPA Utility allows you to directly access your HSPA internet service from the computer.


Wireless Device Operation Aboard Aircraft
The use of any portable electronic transmission devices aboard aircraft is usually prohibited. Make sure the module(s) are OFF if you are using the computer aboard aircraft. Use the Fn + key combination to toggle power to the 3.75G/HSPA module, and check the indicator to see if the module is powered on or not (see Table 1 - 6, on page 1 - 18/ Table 1 - 3, on page 1 - 12).

BandLuxe HSDPA Utility Installation 1. Enable power to the module by pressing the Fn + key combination (give the module about 10 seconds to power on - the on screen icon will indicate the module’s power status). 2. If a Found New Hardware window appears, click Cancel (click Cancel for all Found New Hardware windows that appear). 3. Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into your external optical device drive. 4. Click Option Drivers (button). 5. Click 4.Install 3G Driver > Yes, and then click Next. 6. Choose the language you prefer and click OK > Next. 7. Click the button to accept the license and click Next. 8. Click Next > Install. 9. Click Finish. 10. Access the BandLuxe HSDPA Utility from the Start menu (Connection Manager ), or (Start > Programs/All Programs > BandLuxe > BandLuxe HSDPA Utility R11 > Connection Manager).

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BandLuxe HSDPA - Connection Manager
The connection information is stored on the USIM card supplied by the service provider (where this is not the case you may need to create a profile - see “Creating a Profile” on page 7 - 37).
1. 2. Power on the 3.75G/HSPA module using the Fn + key combination. Access the Connection Manager from the Start menu (Connection Manager ), or (Start > Programs/All Programs > BandLuxe > BandLuxe HSDPA Utility R11 > Connection Manager). Click CONNECT .

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Figure 7 - 22
BandLuxe Connection Manager (Not connected)

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4. 5. The system will connect to your network (you may need to set your network connection to home, work or public on the first connection). The connected icon will appear at the top of the utility screen.

Figure 7 - 23
Connected 6. You can then access the internet, download e-mail etc. as per any internet connection.

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Figure 7 - 24
BandLuxe Connection Manager (Connected)

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7. While you are connected the notification area icon will display the connected icon . , and the notification area will display the connected icon

Figure 7 - 25
Notification Area Icon (Connected)

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To disconnect from the service provider, click the Disconnect icon, or click the close icon at the top right of the utility, and click Yes to confirm. 9. The program will disconnect from the service provider. key combination 10. The module will still be on, and you will need to press the Fn + to turn it off. 11. If you are unsuccessful in connecting this way you may need to add a profile with information provided by your service provider (see over).

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Creating a Profile
1. Access the Connection Manager from the Start menu (Connection Manager ), or (Start > Programs/All Programs > BandLuxe > BandLuxe HSDPA Utility R11 > Connection Manager). Click the Menu > Profile.

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Figure 7 - 26
Menu - Profile

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3. The default profile will display the service provider’s name from the USIM card.

Figure 7 - 27
Default Profile

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Password
The password can be any combination of letters and numbers, and is case sensitive. Check with your service provider to confirm that a user name and password are required.

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Click New (button) and input any Network Settings required by your service provider (all fields may not need to be filled in). The profile name is used to identify your profile if a number of profiles are used. You will need to check with your service provider to confirm if the User Name and Password are required. You will need to enter the Access Point Name and phone Number as supplied by the service provider. Click Save to save the profile.

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Figure 7 - 28
Profile Detail

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9. Click the newly created profile in the profile window and then click Default (button) to set the profile as the default connection (note that only one profile may be stored as the default connection). 10. The newly created profile will now be stored as the default connection when you click Connect in the Connection Manager Home screen. 11. To use a profile click to select it, and then click Apply (button) and the settings will be transferred to Connection Manager.


New SIM Card
If you switch to a different SIM card, then the default profile will no longer be valid. You will need to create a new profile as described here. If you do not have access to all the information necessary to create a new profile you should uninstall the BandLuxe software and then reinstall it. The new default profile should obtain the information from the SIM card.

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Figure 7 - 29
Profile Set as Default

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Choosing a Profile
If you need to switch stored profiles follow the instructions below:
1. Access the Connection Manager from the Start menu (Connection Manager ), or (Start > Programs/All Programs > BandLuxe > BandLuxe HSDPA Utility R11 > Connection Manager). Click the Menu > Profile. Highlight the profile required and click Default. Click OK to confirm. YES will be displayed alongside the chosen default profile.

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Figure 7 - 30
Choosing a Profile

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Editing a Profile
If you need to edit stored profiles follow the instructions below:
1. Access the Connection Manager from the Start menu (Connection Manager ), or (Start > Programs/All Programs > BandLuxe > BandLuxe HSDPA Utility R11 > Connection Manager). Click the Menu > Profile. Highlight the profile required and click Edit. You will then be able to access the General tab (you will need to confirm with your service provider for any changes to make here, and the other tabs are generic to Windows).


Get the Latest Access Point Name Database
The Profile menu allows you to update the Access Point Name (APN) list. When the network connection is established, click the Get the latest APN list database (button) to update the information.

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Figure 7 - 31
Profile Properties (General)

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Incoming Messages
If the program is open (you do not have to be connected) you will be notified of incoming messages in the notification area (see “SMS Preference” on page 7 - 46 for settings detail).

Text Messaging Service (SMS)
In addition to standard internet services you may also send and receive SMS text messages using the Connection Manager, if your service supports SMS.
Inbox The Inbox will contain any received SMS. Click to select the message and it will scroll open above. Select the message and press the Save, Delete or Reply buttons to perform the appropriate function. Unread messages are displayed as closed envelope icons , and read messages are open displayed as envelope icons .

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Figure 7 - 32
SMS Inbox with Message Open

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Sent The Sent folder contains any successfully sent SMS. Select the message and press the Delete to erase the record. Outbox The Outbox folder contains any completed but unsent SMS. Select the message and press Send or Delete as appropriate. Compose Click Compose to create a new message. You can enter the telephone number in the To field, or click the contact button to add a contact from a list. The contact list allows you to choose 3 contact options (see sidebar).


Contact List Types
Select a contact from the SIM card. Select a contact from the Outlook address book. Select a contact from the BandLuxe contact list.

Click a contact and click Select to choose it, and click Exit to return to the Compose screen.

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Figure 7 - 33
SMS Contact List

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Template A template can store text that is used regularly in messages, and can be easily inserted in to any new SMS.

Click Template (button) to view any stored templates. Click to highlight a template and click Select (button) to insert it into the message. Click New (button) to create a new template, and Save (button) to add it to the existing list. To delete a template click to highlight it, and click Delete (button) to delete it.

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Figure 7 - 34
Template List

Draft The Draft folder contains messages that have been composed but not yet sent. Click to highlight a message in the draft window and click Edit (button) to return to the Compose window to finish the message editing.

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Setting
The Setting menu allows you to edit the programs basic parameters.
1. Access the Connection Manager from the Start menu (Connection Manager ), or (Start > Programs/All Programs > BandLuxe > BandLuxe HSDPA Utility R11 > Connection Manager). Click the Menu > Setting. Click the appropriate tab heading to edit the settings. After you have edited the settings, click Save (button) to confirm the changes.


Language
The Connection Manager offers multiple language interfaces. Click the menu and select a language from the dropbox. Click Save (button) to implement the changes. You will then return to the home screen with chosen language selected.

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General Click the Auto connect on startup checkbox to have the program automatically connect to the internet when the program is run. Click Save (button) to confirm the changes.

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Figure 7 - 35
Setting - General

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SMS - Preference Click the New SMS Notify checkbox to be automatically notified when a new SMS arrives. If enabled a the incoming message notification will appear in the notification area, and an envelope icon will appear in the upper left corner of the Home screen

Figure 7 - 36
Incoming SMS Notification

when a new message arrives.

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Figure 7 - 37
Setting - SMS

SMS - SMS Service Center Click the Use default number in phone checkbox to use the default number from the USIM card, or uncheck to manually input a new service center number. Click Save (button) to confirm the changes.

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SIM This menu allows you to edit the USIM card Personal Identification Number (PIN) and Enable/Disable the PIN if necessary. Press Apply after making any changes. A SIM card must be inserted for this function to be activated.

Figure 7 - 38
Setting - SIM

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If a PIN code is enabled, the input will be requested during USIM card initialization. After 3 incorrect PIN code entries the USIM card will be locked, and you will need to contact your service provider to unlock it.

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Radio Set the appropriate network search options from the dual mode setting menu. Click Apply (button) after making any changes.

Figure 7 - 39
Setting - Radio

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Note: 2G/3G/3.5G data transferring will be disconnected when you apply a new Radio setting.

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Network - Network Selection Edit the network selection settings from this menu. The Standard (auto) setting will search for networks in the order specified in the Prefer list. Click Standard (auto) > Next to view and adjust the Prefer list. The Prefer list is displayed at the top of the screen, and the bottom of the screen lists all available networks. Click Scan to bring up a list of all available networks.


Network Setting
Note that the network settings can only be accessed for editing if the program is not connected to a network.

Figure 7 - 40
Setting - Network & Prefer List

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Click to highlight a network in the Prefer list, and click the up arrow on the left to move it up the list (to increase its preference); click the down arrow to decrease the preference. Clicking the red icon removes the highlighted network from the Prefer list. In the bottom list, highlight a network and click the up arrow above to move that network to the Prefer list. Click Save (button) to confirm the changes.

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The Manual setting allows you to choose a network from all available. Click Manual > Next to view the list. Click to highlight a network from the list, and click Select (button) to choose the network, or Cancel (button) to make no change.

Figure 7 - 41
Setting - Network Manual

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Statistics & Information
The Statistics screen displays a graph of recent upload and download activity. No data will be displayed if there is no current connection.
1. Access the Connection Manager from the Start menu (Connection Manager ), or (Start > Programs/All Programs > BandLuxe > BandLuxe HSDPA Utility R11 > Connection Manager). Click the Menu > Statistics. Click Connection Log (tab) to see data counting by each and total connection status (for reference only).

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Figure 7 - 42
Statistics & Connection Log

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The Information screen displays Version or Signal specifications.
1. Access the Connection Manager from the Start menu (Connection Manager ), or (Start > Programs/All Programs > BandLuxe > BandLuxe HSDPA Utility R11 > Connection Manager). Click the Menu > Information. Click About, USSID or STK (tab) to view the appropriate information.

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Wireless Manager


Wireless Device Operation Aboard Aircraft
The use of any portable electronic transmission devices aboard aircraft is usually prohibited. Make sure the module(s) are OFF if you are using the computer aboard aircraft.

With the 3.75G/HSPA module and USIM card (supplied by your service provider) installed you may then install the Wireless Manager application. The Wireless Manager application allows you to directly access your HSPA internet service from the computer.

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Use the Fn + key combination to toggle power to the 3.75G/HSPA module, and check the indicator to see if the module is powered on or not (see Table 1 - 6, on page 1 - 18/ Table 1 - 3, on page 1 - 12).

Wireless Manager Installation 1. Enable power to the module by pressing the Fn + key combination (give the module about 10 seconds to power on - the on screen icon will indicate the module’s power status). 2. If a Found New Hardware window appears, click Cancel (click Cancel for all Found New Hardware windows that appear). 3. Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into your external optical device drive. 4. Click Option Drivers (button). 5. Click 4.Install 3G Driver > Yes. 6. Click Next > Next > Install. 7. Click Finish. 8. Access the Wireless Manager application from the Start menu or the desktop shortcut .

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Wireless Manager Application
The connection information is stored on the USIM card supplied by the service provider (where this is not the case you may need to create a profile - see “Creating a Profile” on page 7 - 59).
1. 2. 3. 4. Power on the 3.75G/HSPA module using the Fn + key combination. Access the Wireless Manager application from the Start menu (Start > All Programs > Wireless Manager > Wireless Manager) or the desktop shortcut . You may be required to enter you PIN number and click OK. Click the Connect button (a Profile needs to be selected, and in most cases this will be pre-configured).


PIN Number
The PIN number for your USIM card will be supplied by your service provider. You usually have a limited number of attempts to enter the correct PIN number. If you fail to enter the PIN number correctly you will be blocked from accessing the USIM card and you will need a PUK (Personal Unblocking Key), supplied by your service provider, to unlock it.

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Figure 7 - 43
Wireless Manager (Not connected)

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Wireless Manager Help
To get help on Wireless Manager configuration and settings, click the Help icon or press F1.

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The system will connect to your network. Connected will appear above the timer icon (the timer will indicate your connected time for the current session) . You can then access the internet, download e-mail etc. as per any internet connection.

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Figure 7 - 44
Wireless Manager (Connected)

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8. Click the Wireless Manager notification area icon to view the connection status, or wireless icon to view the Mobile Broadband Connection status.

Figure 7 - 45
Notification Area Icons (Connected)


9. 10. The indicator will display the signal strength and radio access technology. To disconnect from the service provider, click the Disconnect button (note that if you click the close icon at the top right of the screen the application will minimize to the system tray, however the application will still be running; to exit the application right-click the notification area icon and click Disconnect or Exit Wireless Manager). The program will disconnect from the service provider. key combination The module will still be on, and you will need to press the Fn + to turn it off. If you are unsuccessful in connecting this way you may need to add a profile with information provided by your service provider (see the following pages). Notification Area Icon
Right-click the notification area icon to bring up the menu to Open/Exit Wireless Manager, Disconnect or Turn radio off.

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Profiles
1. 2. 3. Access the Wireless Manager application from the Start menu (Start > All Programs > Wireless Manager > Wireless Manager) or the desktop shortcut . Click the Settings > Advanced. Click the Profiles (tab).

Figure 7 - 46
Advanced Settings Profiles

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4. Multiple profiles may be available from the USIM card and the first time the application starts it may require you to select a profile (Set Profile) to use for your connection.

Figure 7 - 47
Multiple Profiles Found

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Automatic Profile Selection If Automatic selection is chosen, then the application will search the operator profile database for a profile that matches the details on your USIM card. If a correct profile is found it will be automatically selected as your profile. Manual Profile Selection If Manual selection is chosen, then you can select a profile from the applications’s operator profile database, or you can create a new profile.

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Selecting a Profile
1. 2. 3. Click Manual selection (button). Click the Filter to view the drop-down list. Select the Profile you wish to use and click Apply to confirm the selection.

Figure 7 - 48
Profile - Manual Selection (Filter)

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Creating a Profile
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Click Manual selection (button). Click the New. Enter a name you prefer for the profile. Enter the Access Point Name (APN). Enter the User Name and Password if required (some service providers may not require this information and the fields may then be left blank). If your service provider requires IP address, DNS and Protocols to be entered, click the appropriate tab and enter the supplied information (otherwise leave blank). Click Save to save the profile information. The profile will be stored under User defined in the Filter drop-down list.


Deleting a Profile
To delete a profile click to select Manual selection and select the profile and click Delete.

Modifying a Profile
To modify a profile click to select Manual selection and select the profile and click Edit. Change the settings as required and then click Save (note that only user defined profiles may be edited).

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Figure 7 - 49
New Profile IP, DNS & Protocols

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Settings
The Settings tab allows you at adjust the application features. Click to put a tick in Launch Wireless Manager at Windows startup to launch the application at Windows Startup.

Figure 7 - 50
Settings

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The Advanced settings allows more detailed configuration. To access the Advanced settings:
1. 2. 3. Access the Wireless Manager program from the Start menu (Start > All Programs > Wireless Manager > Wireless Manager) or the desktop shortcut . Click the Settings > Advanced. Click the tab to edit any particular setting.

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SIM Most USIM cards are protected by a Personal Identity Number (PIN). You may turn on or off the Request PIN at startup (click Apply to save any changes). You can also Change PIN (you will need to enter the new PIN in the two fields provided and click Apply to save any changes). Radio Radio needs to be turned on before you can make any connection (note this is not the same as powering the module off/on using the Fn + key combination), but you may turn it off when required. Automatic mode is the recommended setting for most 3G networks as it will use 3G where available. All Frequency bands are selected as default (click Apply to save any changes).


PIN Notes
You will have to enter your current PIN to change the PIN settings. Request PIN at startup will apply only after you have shut the computer down and restarted it (not just restarted).

Radio & Power Saving States
You can choose to have the radio turned on or off during Hibernate or Sleep power saving states.

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Figure 7 - 51
Advanced Settings SIM & Radio

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Warning Note that some applications automatically transmit data when connected, and you may be charged for the data transfer. Some auto connection/connection settings may lead to expensive roaming charges.

Networks The mobile network list lists available networks at your location, and allows you to select a network which to connect. You must disconnect before being able to select a network. Connection You can set the Wireless Manager to automatically connect at Windows startup (however the module must be powered on, and radio must be turned on). You can also automatically connect when resuming from a power-saving state (click Apply to save any changes). Click Default to return to the original default settings.

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Figure 7 - 52
Advanced Settings Networks & Connection

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Text Messaging Service (SMS)
In addition to standard internet services you may also send and receive SMS text messages using the Wireless Manager, if your service supports SMS.

SMS Utility
1. 2. 3. Access the Wireless Manager application from the Start menu (Start > All Programs > Wireless Manager > Wireless Manager) or the desktop shortcut . Click SMS and the SMS Utility will then start. The indicator in the upper right corner will display if radio is currently on or off (radio must be on in order to send/receive messages).

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Figure 7 - 53
SMS Utility Open

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Messages Click the Messages tab to access the tabs displaying text messages. The tabs at the top of the menu display the Inbox, Drafts, Outbox, Sent and Trash menus.

Inbox

Drafts Outbox

Sent

Trash

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Figure 7 - 54
SMS Utility Messages

Text messages are automatically saved to your computer and may be sorted in ascending or descending order by name or date.

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Sending a Text Message
1. 2. 3. 4. Access the Wireless Manager application from the Start menu (Start > All Programs > Wireless Manager > Wireless Manager) or the desktop shortcut . Click SMS and the SMS Utility will then start. Click the New Message tab. Enter the phone number in the To field (multiple numbers may be entered to select a name from separated by a semicolon (;), or click the phonebook icon the phonebook. Select any contact’s phone number and click OK (you can click a check box to select multiple contacts or more than one phone number for each contact). Type the message body in the Message field (to a maximum of 160 characters).

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Figure 7 - 55
SMS Utility - New Message

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7. 8. 9. Click Send to send the message or Save to save the message in the Drafts folder. clears both the Message and To fields. Clicking the Clear icon If radio is on then the message will be sent, however if the radio is off the message will be stored in the Outbox.

Note that you do not have to connect to the network to Send/Receive SMS messages.
Inbox Any received text messages will be displayed in the Inbox. The number of unread messages will be displayed in parenthesis in the inbox tab. Unread messages will be displayed in a darker color then the read messages, and incoming messages will be displayed briefly in the Notification Area.

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SMS Utility - Inbox & New Message Received Notification

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Messages • Opening a text message: Double-click the message and the message will open in a new window (to close it click the close icon in the top right of the message).

Figure 7 - 57
Click to close the message

Close Message

• Previewing a text message: Click the preview icon will open. Click the icon again to close the preview.

and the message preview

• Replying to a text message: Double-click the message and click Reply. Type the reply in the message field and click Send to send the message (or Save to save it in Drafts. • Forwarding a text message: Double-click the message and click Forward. Type the recipients name in the To field or click the icon to select recipients from the phonebook. • Deleting a text message: Right-click the message select Delete selected. To delete al messages in the folder right-click any message and select Delete All. Holding down the Ctrl key and selecting messages allows you to multiple select messages for deletion (choose Delete selected). Deleted message will be sent to the Trash folder. To permanently delete messages right-click and select Delete selected or Delete All (or you may choose to Recover/Recover All) and click Yes to confirm.

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Phonebook
The Phonebook allows you to view and edit all your frequently used contacts, and is divided into Contacts and Groups . To access the Phonebook:
1. 2. 3. Access the Wireless Manager application from the Start menu (Start > All Programs > Wireless Manager > Wireless Manager) or the desktop shortcut . Click SMS and the SMS Utility will then start. Click the Phonebook tab.

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SMS Utility Phonebook (Contacts)

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Contacts

• New Contact: Click the New contact button to create a contact. Add the name and at least one phone number (Mobile, Work, Home and Other fields are available) for the contact. Click the icon to expand the number details. Select Synchronize with SIM to synchronize the contact information with your USIM card. Click the Save icon to save the information.


Import/Export Contacts
Import/Export Contacts: Click the Import/ Export buttons to import or export the list of contacts.

Figure 7 - 59
SMS Utility New Contact

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• Edit Contact: Click the edit icon to make changes to a contact detail, and click save to confirm the changes. to delete a contact from the phone• Delete Contact: Click the delete icon book. • Send a message to a Contact: Click the message icon to send a text message to any contact.

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Groups You can organize existing contacts into groups from the Groups tab.

• New Group: Click the New group button to create a group. Click the icon to expand the group details, and click a check box to add at least one phone number from the contacts for the group. Click the Save icon to save the information.

Figure 7 - 60
SMS Utility Groups

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• Edit Group: Click the edit icon to make changes to a contact detail, and click save to confirm the changes, or close to exit without making changes. • Delete Group: Click the delete icon to delete a group from the phonebook. to send a text message

• Send a message to a Group: Click the message icon to any group.

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SMS Settings
The SMS Utility Settings tab allows you at adjust the SMS features.

Figure 7 - 61
SMS Utility Settings


SMS Settings
Message Length: You can set the number of blocks that can be sent (up to a length of 10 blocks). Message validity period: This sets the period after which the message will be deleted from the SMS center and therefore not forwarded to the recipient(s) when they come online. Display information messages: You can choose whether to allow information messages to automatically appear on screen or not.

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The Advanced settings allows more detailed configuration. To access the Advanced settings:
1. 2. 3. 4. Access the Wireless Manager application from the Start menu (Start > All Programs > Wireless Manager > Wireless Manager) or the desktop shortcut . Click SMS and the SMS Utility will then start. Click the Settings > Advanced. Click the tab to edit any particular setting.

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Send Click Delivery Report to automatically request a reply from a recipient. If you click to Send messages in Outbox automatically upon connection then messages written when the radio is off, will then be sent automatically the next time radio is turned on. You can also choose to Include original message in reply. Notification This menu allows you to enable/disable Show animation on new message to get an animated notification of newly received messages. Enabling Play sound on new message will play an audio notification upon receipt of new messages.

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SMS Utility Advanced Settings Send & Notification

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Number You can choose to Use default service center number or you can uncheck the box and add your number manually if your service provider supplies a different number (click Apply to save the change or Default to return to the default number). Memory Phonebook memory status displays the number of contacts displayed on the USIM card.

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Figure 7 - 63
SMS Utility Advanced Settings Number & Memory

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

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Overview 8 - 1

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. • Power - Is the computer actually plugged into a working electrical outlet? If plugged into a power strip, make sure it is actually working. Check the LED Power & Communication Indicators (see “System Map: LCD Panel Open - Model C” on page 1 - 11) to see the computer’s power status. • Connections - Check all the cables to make sure that there are no loose connections anywhere. • Power Savings - Make sure that the system is not in Hibernate or Sleep mode by pressing the keys configured in your Power Options (see “Power-Saving States” on page 3 - 6), the Fn + F4 key combination, or power button to wake-up the system.

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• Brightness - Check the brightness of the screen by pressing the Fn + F8 and F9 keys to adjust the brightness. • Display Choice - Press Fn + F7 to make sure the system is not set to “external only” display. • Boot Drive - Make sure there are no optical media and/or USB storage devices in any connected drive (this is a common cause of the message “Invalid system disk - Replace the disk, and then press any key” / “Remove disks or other media. Press any key to restart”).

8 - 2 Basic Hints and Tips

Troubleshooting

Backup and General Maintenance
• Always backup your important data, and keep copies of your OS and programs safe, but close to hand. Don’t forget to note the serial numbers if you are storing them out of their original cases, e.g. in a CD wallet. • Run maintenance programs on your hard disk and OS as often as you can. You may schedule these programs to run at times when you are not using your computer. You can use those that are provided free with your OS, or buy the more powerful dedicated programs to do so. • Write down your passwords and keep them safe (away from your computer). This is especially important if you choose to use a Supervisor password for the BIOS (see “The Setup Utility” on page 5 - 2). • Keep copies of vital settings files such as network, dialup settings, mail settings etc.(even if just brief notes).

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Warranty
The CPU is not a user serviceable part. Opening this compartment, or accessing the CPU in any way, may violate your warranty.

Backup and General Maintenance 8 - 3

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. New computer viruses are discovered daily, and some of them may seriously harm your computer and cause you to lose data. Anti-Virus programs are commercially available and the definitions file updates are usually downloadable directly from the internet. • Be careful when opening e-mail from sources you don’t know. Viruses are often triggered from within email attachments so take care when opening any attached file. You can configure most Anti-Virus programs to check all e-mail attachments. 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.

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• 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. You may refer to your OS’s documentation for instructions on how to make one, and many Anti-Virus programs will also provide such a disk (or at least instructions on how to make one).

8 - 4 Viruses

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, otherwise you will risk severely damaging your system. • Don’t open your computer or undertake any repair or upgrade work if you are not comfortable with what you are doing. • Read the documentation. We can assume, since you are reading this that you are looking at the computer’s manual, but what about any new peripheral devices you have just purchased? Many problems are caused by the installation of new hardware and/or software. Always refer to the documentation of any new hardware and/or software, and pay particular attention to files entitled “READ ME” or “READ ME FIRST”. • When installing a new device always make sure the device is powered on, and in many cases you will need to restart the computer. Always check that all the cables are correctly connected. • 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).

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Upgrading and Adding New Hardware/Software 8 - 5

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

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8 - 6 Upgrading and Adding New Hardware/Software

Troubleshooting

Problems and Possible Solutions
Problem
You turned on the power but it doesn’t work. The battery LED power indicator blinking orange. , is

Possible Cause - Solution
Battery missing / incorrectly installed. Check the battery bay, make sure the battery is present and seated properly (the design of the battery only allows it to go in one way). Make sure there’s nothing interfering with the battery contacts. Low Battery. Plug in the DC power source. If the computer doesn’t start up immediately, turn it off then on again. The system is using too much power. If your OS has a Power Options scheme (see “Power Plans” on page 3 - 4) check its settings. You may also be using a peripheral device/USB device that is drawing a lot of power. The battery has not been fully discharged before being recharged. Make sure the battery is fully discharged and recharge it completely before reusing (see “Battery Information” on page 3 - 11). Power Options have been disabled. Go to the Control Panel in Windows and re-enable the options. A peripheral device/USB device is consuming a lot of power. Turn off/remove the unused device to save power.

You are losing battery power too quickly.

Actual battery operating time is shorter than expected.

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Problems and Possible Solutions 8 - 7

Troubleshooting
Problem
The computer feels too hot.

Possible Cause - Solution
Make sure the computer is properly ventilated and the Vent/Fan intakes are not blocked. If this doesn’t cool it down, put the system into Hibernate mode or turn it off for an hour. Make sure the computer isn’t sitting on a thermal surface (see “Overheating” on page 1 - 22). Make sure you’re using the correct adapter. 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 Vent/Fan intakes to be blocked.

Nothing appears on screen.

The system is in a power saving mode. Toggle the sleep/resume key combination, Fn + F4 (see “Configuring the Power Buttons” on page 3 - 8). The screen controls need to be adjusted. Toggle the screen control key combinations Fn + F8/F9. If you’re connected to an external monitor, make sure it’s plugged in and turned on. You should also check the monitor’s own brightness and contrast controls. The computer is set for a different display. Toggle the screen display key combination, Fn + F7. If an external monitor is connected, turn it on. The screen saver is activated. Press any key or touch the TouchPad.

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No image appears on the external monitor I have plugged in and powered on.

You haven’t installed the video driver and configured it appropriately from the Control Panel. See Appendix B for instructions on installing and configuring the video driver.

8 - 8 Problems and Possible Solutions

Troubleshooting
Problem
You forget the boot password.

Possible Cause - Solution
If you forget the password, you may have to discharge the battery of the CMOS. Contact your service representative for help.


Password Warning
If you choose to set a boot password, NEVER forget your password. The consequences of this could be serious. If you cannot remember your boot password you must contact your vendor and you may lose all of the information on your hard disk.

The sound cannot be heard or the volume is very low. The CD/DVD cannot be read. The CD/DVD tray will not open when there is a disc in the tray. The DVD regional codes can no longer be changed. Unwelcome typing. numbers appear when

The volume might be set too low. Check the volume control in the Volume Control Panel in the Windows notification area, or use the key combination Fn + F5 and F6 (see “Function/Hot Key Indicators” on page 1 - 18) to adjust. The CD/DVD is dirty. Clean it with a CD/DVD cleaner kit. The CD/DVD is not correctly placed in the tray. Gently try to remove the disc using the eject hole (see “Loading Discs” on page 2 - 3). The code has been changed the maximum 5 times. See “DVD Regional Codes” on page 2 - 5. If the LED is lit, then Num Lock is turned ON. (see “System Map: LCD Panel Open - Model C” on page 1 - 11).

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Problems and Possible Solutions 8 - 9

Troubleshooting
Problem
I am sliding my finger up and down on the right side of the Touchpad to scroll a Window and the Touchpad does not respond.

Possible Cause - Solution
There are different Touchpad versions available on this computer, and this version requires tapping/holding to scroll. Either tap repeatedly, or hold the finger down, at the top or bottom right of the Touchpad (depending on the scrolling direction required) to scroll the window.


Other Keyboards
If your keyboard is damaged or you just want to make a change, you can use any standard USB keyboard. The system will detect and enable it automatically. However special functions/hot keys unique to the system’s regular keyboard may not work.

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The system freezes or the screen goes dark. The system never goes into a power saving mode.

The system’s power saving features have timed-out. Use the AC/DC adapter, press the sleep (Fn + F4) key combination, or press the power button if no LEDs are lit. Power Options features are not enabled. Go to the Windows Power Options menu and enable the features you prefer (see “Power-Saving States” on page 3 - 6). Make sure you have enabled Hibernate mode from the control panel.

8 - 10 Problems and Possible Solutions

Troubleshooting
Problem
The Wireless LAN/Bluetooth/3.75G/ HSPA modules cannot be detected.

Possible Cause - Solution
The modules are off. Check the LED indicator and/or function key indicator to see if the WLAN/Bluetooth/3.75G/HSPA module is on or off (see “LED Indicators” on page 1 - 12). If the LED indicator is off, then press the Fn + F11 (WLAN), Fn + F12 (Bluetooth) or Fn + (3.75G/HSPA) key combination(s) in order to enable the modules (see Table 1 - 6, on page 1 - 18). The module is off. Press the Fn + F10 key combination in order to enable the module (see “Function/Hot Key Indicators” on page 1 - 18). Run the camera application to view the camera picture. The driver(s) for the module(s) have not been installed. Make sure you have installed the driver for the appropriate module (see the instructions for the appropriate module in “Modules & Options” on page 7 - 1). The transfer of data between the computer and a Bluetooth enabled device is supported in one direction only (simultaneous data transfer is not supported). If you are copying a file from your computer to a Bluetooth enabled device, 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. Use the key combination (Fn + F12) to power on the Bluetooth module after the computer resumes from Sleep.

The PC Camera module cannot be detected. The Wireless LAN/Bluetooth/ PC Camera/3.75G/HSPA modules cannot be configured. A file cannot be copied connected Bluetooth device. to/from a

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The Bluetooth module resuming from Sleep.

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Problems and Possible Solutions 8 - 11

Troubleshooting
Problem
I cannot obtain high speed Bluetooth data transfer.

Possible Cause - Solution
To obtain high speed Bluetooth data transfer take into account the following:

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• To achieve high speed transfer speeds, both devices must support high speed data transfer (i.e both the computer and the Bluetooth compatible device you are connecting to). • To obtain high speed (V3.0) data transfer make sure that both the computer’s WLAN and Bluetooth modules are powered on (use the Fn + F11 to toggle power to the WLAN module and Fn + F12 to toggle power to the Bluetooth module). • Check your Bluetooth compatible device’s documentation to confirm it supports high speed data transfer, and for configuration information. • Make sure that Enable high speed mode support in General Settings in My Bluetooth Settings is enabled if you wish to use high speed data transfer (see Figure 7 - 8 on page 7 - 19).

8 - 12 Problems and Possible Solutions

Troubleshooting

Bluetooth Connection Problems
If you are experiencing problems connecting to some Bluetooth devices (in particular certain mobile phones and headsets) it maybe necessary to download and install the Windows Mobile Device Center software (for Windows Vista and Windows 7). Go to the Microsoft website and search for the Microsoft Windows Device Center Driver for Windows Vista (64-bit or 32-bit) and Windows 7 (64-bit or 32-bit), and then download the driver.
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Install the Microsoft Windows Device Center Driver as appropriate for your operating system. Windows Vista will automatically configure the driver for you, however Windows 7 requires further configuration. Make sure the Bluetooth device is powered on. Go the Windows 7 control panel and double-click Device Manager (Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers). Bluetooth Peripheral Device(s) will be listed under Other Devices (note this will only be listed if you have connected, or tried to connect to, a Bluetooth device previously).


Bluetooth Peripheral Devices
You will need to repeat the procedure listed here for all Bluetooth Peripheral Devices listed under Other Devices i.e. until there are no more Bluetooth Peripheral Devices listed under this menu heading.

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Figure 8 - 1 - Device Manager Bluetooth Connection Problems 8 - 13

Troubleshooting
6. 7. 8. Right-click Bluetooth Peripheral Device and click on Update Driver Software. Click Browse my computer for driver software. Click Let Me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.

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Figure 8 - 2 - Browse my computer.../Let me pick from...
9. Select Bluetooth Radios from the list.

Figure 8 - 3 - Select Bluetooth Radios 8 - 14 Bluetooth Connection Problems

Troubleshooting
10. A list of drivers will appear with Manufacturer on one side and Model in the other. 11. Choose Microsoft Corporation (make sure you choose the full name Microsoft Corporation and do not choose Microsoft - Note that you must have installed the Microsoft Windows Device Center Driver for Microsoft Corporation to appear in the list). 12. Select Windows Mobile-based device support from the Model list.

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Make sure you select Microsoft Corporation

Figure 8 - 4 - Select Device Driver
13. Click Next > Yes and the driver will install. 14. Click Close to complete the installation.

Bluetooth Connection Problems 8 - 15

Troubleshooting
15. The Device Manager should now display the Windows Mobile-based device support under Bluetooth Radios. 16. You will need to repeat the process for any other Bluetooth Peripheral Devices listed under Other Devices.

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Figure 8 - 5 - Device Manager - Bluetooth Radio

8 - 16 Bluetooth Connection Problems

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, connect to the internet etc.

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Interface (Ports & Jacks) A - 1

Interface (Ports & Jacks)

Notebook Ports and Jacks
Item
Card Reader

Description
The card reader allows you to use some of the latest digital storage cards. Push the card into the slot and it will appear as a removable device. Plug the supplied AC/DC adapter into this jack to power your computer.

DC-In Jack

External Monitor (VGA) Port

This port allows you to connect an external monitor, or Flat Panel Display, to get dual video or simultaneous display on the LCD and external monitor/FPD.

HDMI-Out Port

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Headphone-Out Jack

The HDMI-Out (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is an audio/video connector interface for transmitting uncompressed digital streams. This allows you to connect an external monitor, TV or Flat Panel Display etc. as a display device by means of a HDMI cable. Note that HDMI carries both audio and video signals. Headphones or speakers may be connected through this jack. Note: Set your system’s volume to a reduced level before connecting to this jack.

A - 2 Interface (Ports & Jacks)

Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Item
Microphone-In Jack

Description
Plug an external microphone in to this jack to record on your computer.

RJ-45 LAN Jack

This port supports LAN (Network) functions. Note: Broadband (e.g. ADSL) modems usually connect to the LAN port.

Security Lock Slot

To prevent possible theft, a Kensington-type lock can be attached to this slot. Locks can be purchased at any computer store. These USB 2.0 compatible ports (USB 2.0 is fully USB 1.1 compliant) are for low-speed peripherals such as keyboards, mice or scanners, and for high-speed peripherals such as external HDDs, digital video cameras or high-speed scanners etc. Devices can be plugged into the computer, and unplugged from the computer, without the need to turn the system off (if the power rating of your USB device is 500mA or above, make sure you use the power supply which comes with the device).

USB 2.0/1.1 Ports

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Interface (Ports & Jacks) A - 3

Interface (Ports & Jacks)

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AMD Video Driver Controls

Appendix B: AMD Video Driver Controls
The basic settings for configuring the LCD are outlined in “Video Features” on page 1 - 26.


Video Card Options
Note that card types, specifications and drivers are subject to continual updates and changes. Check with your service center for the latest details on video cards supported (see “Video” on page C - 3, or contact your service center for details). The logo displayed in the top left corner of the Catalyst Control Center will depend on your video card option, however the controls are identical.

Video Driver Installation
Make sure you install the drivers in the order indicated in Table 4 - 1, on page 4 - 3.

Video (VGA) 1. Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc and click Install Drivers (button). 2. Click 1.Install VGA Driver > Yes. 3. Click Next > Install (button). 4. Click the Express (or Custom if you prefer to manually configure the driver installation settings) button and click Next. 5. Click Accept (button) and click Yes. 6. Click Finish > Yes to restart the computer. 7. After the computer has restarted, click Restart Now to restart again to refresh the video driver.
Note: After installing the video driver go to the Display/Display Settings control panel to adjust the video settings to the highest resolution.

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Video Driver Installation B - 1

AMD Video Driver Controls


Taskbar Icon
The Control Center can also be accessed by double-clicking the icon in the taskbar notification area (or by right-clicking the icon and selecting the control center). If you don’t see the icon in the taskbar, click Preferences in the control center, and select Enable System Tray Menu (see over).

AMD Vision Engine/Catalyst™ Control Center
Adjust the video settings from the AMD/ATI Control Center.
1. 2. Right-click the desktop and select AMD VisionEngine/Catalyst Control Center. OR Click Advanced settings in the Screen Resolution control panel (see “Video Features” on page 1 - 26), click the AMD VISION Engine Control Center/ Catalyst Control Center tab and then click the control center button.

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AMD Vision Engine/ Catalyst Control Center Access Right-Click for Menu

B - 2 AMD Vision Engine/Catalyst™ Control Center

AMD Video Driver Controls

AMD Vision Engine/Catalyst™ Control Center Preferences
The Preferences button in the control center menu allows you to configure the control panel settings. You can view the control panel in either Standard View or Advanced View. To display Standard View or Advanced View:
1. 2. Open the control center. Click the Preferences button and select either Advanced View or Standard View. Advanced View Standard View


Preferences & Views
You can switch between Advanced and Standard views from the Preferences menu.

Figure B - 2
AMD Vision Engine/ Catalyst Control Center Preferences

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AMD Vision Engine/Catalyst™ Control Center B - 3

AMD Video Driver Controls
Standard View The Standard View menus feature a series of menu headings with clickable submenus which allow you to adjust Desktops and Displays, Power, Video, Gaming and Information. Click the Start button to access the top level menu from any submenu heading.

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AMD Vision Engine/ Catalyst Control Center Standard View

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B - 4 AMD Vision Engine/Catalyst™ Control Center

AMD Video Driver Controls
Advanced View The Advanced View menus display all the menu headings as a series of buttons on the left. Click the arrows in any button to display the sub-menus (note all the figures in the remainder of this chapter are in Advanced View).


Sub-Menus
Click a menu button to expand any sub-menus, and then click the appropriate sub-menu heading to configure the item.

Click a menu button to expand the sub-menus.

Figure B - 4
AMD Vision Engine/ Catalyst Control Center Standard View

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AMD Vision Engine/Catalyst™ Control Center B - 5

AMD Video Driver Controls


Help Menus
Press F1 to bring up Help menu. Click the question mark icon in the top right to bring up help on a specific page.

The control center provides additional video configuration controls and tools which allow quick access to features such as display options, 3D Settings, color, power and Information menus etc. Adjust settings from the options in the sub-menus.

Figure B - 5
AMD Vision Engine/ Catalyst Control Center Advanced Menus

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B - 6 AMD Vision Engine/Catalyst™ Control Center

AMD Video Driver Controls

Display Devices & Options
Besides the built-in LCD you can also use an external monitor/flat panel display/TV connected to the external monitor port or to the HDMI-Out port (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) as your display device. The table below outlines the display options.
Display Mode
Single Duplicate Extend


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. Note that HDMI supports video and audio signals.

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, act as a virtual desktop and may be configured independently

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Table B - 1
Display Modes

Display Devices & Options B - 7

AMD Video Driver Controls


Detect Displays
Click Detect Displays (button) to automatically update the attached display information. You can set a preference for automatic display detection in Advanced Display Settings (Desktop Management). You can choose to have attached displays automatically detected when the control center is opened, or to use manual detection only.

Configuring an External Display
You can use the control center to configure any attached displays.
1. 2. 3. 4. Attach your external display to the external monitor port/HDMI-Out port, and turn it on. Open the control center. Select Desktop Management from the menu on the left (click the arrow to expand the menu) and click Creating and Arranging Desktops. Attached displays will appear in the lower part of the screen (click Detect Displays to find any attached displays that do not automatically appear).

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Figure B - 6
Desktop Management

Click Detect Displays to find any attached displays that do not automatically appear.

B - 8 Display Devices & Options

AMD Video Driver Controls
5. 6. Click the triangle icon (or right-click the display icon) on the attached display icon at the bottom to bring up the options (e.g Duplicate or Extend). Select an option from the menu (click Continue if required), and click Yes to accept the settings.


Disable Displays
If you want to disable any of the displays, right-click the display icon at the bottom of the screen and click Disable.

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Attached displays will appear here.

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An extra menu button (My VGA Displays/My Digital Flat Panels) will be available to offer configuration options for your external display (depending on the type of display attached).

Desktop Management with External Display

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Display Devices & Options B - 9

AMD Video Driver Controls
Desktop Properties Use Desktop Properites (Desktop Management) to configure the desktop area resolution, color quality, refresh rate and rotation. If the displays are configured in Extend mode then they may be configured independently.

Figure B - 8
Desktop Management Desktop Properties

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Extend

Duplicate

B - 10 Display Devices & Options

AMD Video Driver Controls
My VGA Displays/My Digital Flat-Panels An additional menu button entitled My VGA Displays/My Digital Flat-Panels will appear (depending on the type of display attached) when an external display is attached. This menu allows you to configure the properties of the external display. After making any adjustments you may need to click the Apply button to confirm the changes.

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My VGA Displays/ My Digital FlatPanels

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Display Devices & Options B - 11

AMD Video Driver Controls
HDTV Support If your flat panel supports HDTV functions then this can be configured from My Digital Flat-Panels > HDTV Support (Digital Flat-Panel).

Figure B - 10
My Digital FlatPanels (HDTV Support)

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B - 12 Display Devices & Options

AMD Video Driver Controls

Configuring an External Display In Windows 7
1. 2. 3. 4. Attach your external display to the external monitor port/HDMI-Out port, and turn it on. Go to the Screen resolution control panel (see “Video Features” on page 1 - 26). Click the Detect button. The computer will then detect any attached displays.


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.

Figure B - 11
Screen Resolution Multiple Displays (Win 7)

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Display Devices & Options B - 13

AMD Video Driver Controls
5. You can configure the displays from the Multiple Displays menu.

Figure B - 12
Screen Resolution Multiple Display Options (Win 7)

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• Duplicate these displays - Shows an exact copy of the main display desktop on the other display(s) • Extend these displays - Treats both connected displays as separate devices • Show desktop only on 1/2 - Only one of your displays is used.

B - 14 Display Devices & Options

AMD Video Driver Controls
Using the Windows Logo Key + P Key Combination to Switch Displays You can also use the + P key combination to quickly change display configuration and modes (this is particularly useful when attaching a projector) in Windows 7.
1. 2. 3. 4. Attach your external display to the external monitor port and turn it on. + P key combination. Press the An on-screen menu will pop up. + P) to select the appropriate configuration from the Use the cursor keys (or menu, and press Enter to confirm the selection.

Figure B - 13
+ P Display Configuration Selection (Win 7)

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Display Devices & Options B - 15

AMD Video Driver Controls
PowerPlay™ When enabled, PowerPlay™ can be used to automatically set to adjust the graphics processor settings for higher performance or longer battery life when the system is either Plugged In or on Battery.

Figure B - 14
PowerPlay™

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B - 16 Display Devices & Options

AMD Video Driver Controls

HDMI Audio Configuration
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) carries both audio and video signals. Configure the audio output as per the instructions below.
1. 2. 3. 4. Connect a device with HDMI support to the HDMI-Out port. Click Start, and click Control Panel (or point to Settings and click Control Panel). Click Sound (Hardware and Sound), and click Playback (tab). Depending on your display, the playback device may be selected automatically; however in some cases you may need to select the audio device and click Set Default (button).

Figure B - 15
Sound - HDMI Device (Set Default)

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HDMI Audio Configuration B - 17

AMD Video Driver Controls
5. 6. Double-click the connected HDMI device (or right-click and select Properties) to adjust the HDMI settings from the control panel tabs. Click OK to close the control panel (see notes overleaf).

Figure B - 16
HDMI Device Properties

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B - 18 HDMI Audio Configuration

AMD Video Driver Controls
HDMI Notes

• Connect a device with HDMI support to the HDMI-Out port BEFORE attempting to play audio/video sources through the device. • To play audio sources through your external display’s (TV or LCD) speakers you will need to go to the audio configuration control panel on the display and configure the audio input accordingly (see your display device manual).
HDMI Video Configuration
1. 2. 3. 4. Connect an HDMI cable from the HDMI-Out port to your external display. Configure your external display as per the instructions in “Configuring an External Display” on page B - 8. Set up your external display (TV or LCD) for HDMI input (see your display device manual). You can now play video/audio sources through your external display.


Other Applications
If you are using a third party application to play DVDs etc. from any attached DVD device, you will need to consult the application’s documentation to see the appropriate audio configuration (the application must support digital to analog translation).

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HDMI Audio Configuration B - 19

AMD Video Driver Controls

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B - 20

Specifications

Appendix C: Specifications

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

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Specifications C - 1

Specifications
Processor Options
Models A, B & C: AMD-C Series Accelerated Processing Unit - C-30 1C (1.2GHz) 512KB L2 Cache, 40nm (40 Nanometer), TDP 9W, DDR3 - 1066MHz AMD-C Series (Dual-Core) Accelerated Processing Unit - C-50 2C (1.0GHz) 1MB L2 Cache, 40nm (40 Nanometer), TDP 9W, DDR3 - 1066MHz AMD-C Series (Dual-Core) Accelerated Processing Unit - C-60 2C (1.0GHz) 1MB L2 Cache, 40nm (40 Nanometer), TDP 9W, DDR3 - 1066MHz

Processor Options
Models B & C: AMD-E Series (Dual-Core) Accelerated Processing Unit - E-300 (1.3GHz) 1MB L2 Cache, 40nm (40 Nanometer), TDP 18W, DDR3 - 1066MHz AMD-E Series (Dual-Core) Accelerated Processing Unit - E-350 (1.6GHz) 1MB L2 Cache, 40nm (40 Nanometer), TDP 18W, DDR3 - 1066MHz AMD-E Series (Dual-Core) Accelerated Processing Unit - E-450 (1.65GHz) 1MB L2 Cache, 40nm (40 Nanometer), TDP 18W, DDR3 - 1066MHz

Memory
Models A & B: Single Channel DDRIII (DDR3) One 204 Pin SO-DIMM socket supporting DDR3 1066MHz/1333MHz (real operational frequency depends on the FSB of the processor) Memory Expandable up to 4GB (using 1GB / 2GB / 4GB SO-DIMM Modules)
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Model C: Dual Channel DDRIII (DDR3) Two 204 Pin SO-DIMM sockets supporting DDR3 1066MHz/1333MHz (real operational frequency depends on the FSB of the processor) Model C: Memory Expandable up to 8GB with 2nd SO-DIMM socket

Core Logic
AMD A50M FCH

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C - 2 Specifications

Specifications
Display
Model A: 14.0” / 35.56cm HD (1366 * 768), 16:9 Panel Model B: 15.6” / 39.62cm HD (1366 * 768), 16:9 Panel Model C: 17.3” / 43.94cm HD+ (1600 * 900), FHD (1920 * 1080) 16:9 Panel

BIOS
One 16Mb SPI Flash ROM AMI BIOS

Interface
Three USB 2.0 Ports One External Monitor Port One HDMI 1.3 Out Port One Microphone-In Jack One Headphone-Out Jack One RJ-45 LAN Jack One DC-In Jack

Storage
One Changeable 12.7mm(h) Super Multi

Optical Device Drive with SATA Interface (Factory Option) One Changeable 2.5" / 9.5 mm (h) HDD with SATA (Serial) Interface

Slots
Models A & B: Two Mini-Card Slots with PCIe & USB Interfaces: Slot 1 for WLAN Module Or WLAN & Bluetooth Combo Card Slot 2 for 3.75G Module Model C: One Mini-Card Slot with PCIe & USB Interfaces: Slot 1 for WLAN Module Or WLAN & Bluetooth Combo Card

Video
Integrated with C-30/ C-50 / C-60 APUs - AMD Radeon™ HD 6250 PCIe * 16 Video Card Integrated with E-300 / E-350 / E-450 APUs - AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 PCIe * 16 Video Card High Preference 3D/2D Graphic Accelerator Shared Memory Architecture of up to 1469MB (if 4GB of System Memory is installed on Windows 7 32-bit) Microsoft® DirectX11 Compatible

Audio
High Definition Audio Interface Direct Sound 3D™ Compatible Built-In Microphone 2 * Built-In Speakers

Keyboard & Pointing Device
Isolated WinKey Keyboard Built-in TouchPad with Multi-Gesture Functionality

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Card Reader
Embedded Multi-In-1 Card Reader - MMC/ RS MMC - SD/ Mini SD / SDHC/ SDXC - MS/ MS Pro/ MS Duo Note: Some of these cards require PC adapters that are usually supplied with the cards.

Communication
Models A & B: UMTS/HSPDA-based 3.75G Module with Full Size Mini-Card Interface (Factory Option) Quad-band GSM/GPRS (850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz) MTS WCDMA FDD (2100 MHz) Note that UMTS modes CAN NOT be used in North America

Power - Battery
Model A: Removable 3 Cell Smart Lithium Ion Battery Pack 24.42WH Removable 6 Cell Smart Lithium Ion Battery Pack 48.84WH (Factory Option) Model B: Removable 3 Cell Smart Lithium Ion Battery Pack 24.42WH (for C Series APUs) Removable 6 Cell Smart Lithium Ion Battery Pack 48.84WH (For E Series APUs or Factory Option for C Series APUs ) Model C: Removable 6 Cell Smart Lithium Ion Battery Pack 48.84WH Removable 6 Cell Smart Lithium Ion Battery Pack 62.16WH (Factory Option)

Communication
Built-In 10/100Mb Base-TX Ethernet LAN 1.3M/300K Pixel PC Camera Module with USB interface (Factory Option) 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Half Mini-Card Module (Factory Option) Combo Bluetooth v3.0+HS & 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Half Mini-Card Module (Factory Option)

Power Management
Supports Wake on LAN Supports Wake on USB Energy Star 5.0

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Specifications
Power - Adapter
Model A: Full Range AC/DC Adapter AC input 100 - 240V, 50 - 60Hz, DC Output 19V, 1.58A (30 Watts) Model B (For C Series APUs): Full Range AC/DC Adapter AC input 100 - 240V, 50 - 60Hz, DC Output 19V, 1.58A (30 Watts) Model B (For E Series APUs): Full Range AC/DC Adapter AC input 100 - 240V, 50 - 60Hz, DC Output 19V, 3.42A or 18.5V, 3.5A (65 Watts) Model C: Full Range AC/DC Adapter AC input 100 - 240V, 50 - 60Hz, DC Output 19V, 3.42A or 18.5V, 3.5A (65 Watts)

Indicators
LED Indicators - Power/Suspend, Battery, HDD/ODD, Bluetooth/Wireless LAN, Num Lock, Caps Lock, Scroll Lock For Some Model A Designs: HDD/ODD, Bluetooth Only

Dimensions & Weight
Model A: 340mm (w) * 238mm (d) * 13.9 - 31.8mm (h) 2.05 kg with 3 Cell Battery & ODD For Model A Design II (and Some Other Model A Designs): 341mm (w) * 238.5mm (d) * 16- 34mm (h) 2.05 kg with 3 Cell Battery & ODD Model B: 374mm (w) * 250mm (d) * 14.3 - 34.1mm (h) 2.25kg with 3 Cell Battery & ODD 2.3 kg wirh optional 6 Cell Battery & ODD Model C: 413mm (w) * 270mm (d) * 14.3~40.5mm (h) 2.9 kg with 6 Cell Battery & ODD

Design Feature
IMR (Injected Molded Resin) LCD Back Covers (For Some Model Designs)

Operating System
Windows® 7 with Service Pack 1

Environmental Spec
Temperature Operating: Non-Operating: Relative Humidity Operating: Non-Operating: 5°C - 35°C -20°C - 60°C 20% - 80% 10% - 90%

Security
Security (Kensington® Type) Lock Slot BIOS Password

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