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A tour of your computer

After setting up your new Extensa notebook computer, as illustrated in the Just for starters… poster, take a few minutes to explore the unit.

Front view

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Display screen

Liquid-CrystalDisplay (LCD) provides

 

 

visual output.

 

 

 

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Status indicators

Light-EmittingDiodes (LEDs) that turn

 

 

on and off to show the status of the

 

 

computer, its functions and

 

 

components.

 

 

 

 

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Power button

Turns the computer on and off.

 

 

 

 

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Launch keys

Buttons for launching frequently used

 

 

programs. See“Launch keys” on page 21

 

 

for more details.

 

 

 

 

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Palmrest

Comfortable support area for your

 

 

hands when you use the computer.

 

 

 

 

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Click buttons &

The left and right buttons function like

 

4-wayscroll key

the left and right mouse buttons; the 4-

 

 

way scroll key scrolls the contents of a

 

 

window up, down, left and right.

 

 

 

 

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Touchpad

Touch-sensitivepointing device which

 

 

functions like a computer mouse.

 

 

 

 

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Keyboard

Inputs data into your computer.

 

 

 

 

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Ventilation slot

Enables the computer to stay cool, even

 

 

after prolonged use.

 

 

 

 

Left view

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PC Card slots

Support one Type III or two Type II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CardBus PC Card(s).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Eject buttons

Ejects the PC Card(s) from the slots.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Optical drive

Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DVDs depending on the optical drive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

type.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Infrared port

Interfaces with infrared devices

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(e.g., infrared printer and IR-aware

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

computer).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LED indicator

Lights up when the optical drive is

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

active.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Eject button

Ejects the optical drive tray from the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

drive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Emergency eject hole

Ejects the optical drive tray when the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

computer is turned off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See page 23 for more details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Speaker

Delivers stereo audio output.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Right view

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Speaker

Delivers stereo audio output.

 

 

 

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Ventilation slots

Enable the computer to stay cool, even

 

 

after prolonged use.

 

 

 

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Security keylock

Connects to a Kensington-compatible

 

 

computer security lock.