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Notebook PC User Manual

February 2012

Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1:

Introducing the Notebook PC

 

About This User’s Manual.................................................................................

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Notes for This Manual........................................................................................

6

Safety Precautions..............................................................................................

7

Preparing your Notebook PC........................................................................

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Chapter 2:

Knowing the parts

 

Top Side................................................................................................................

 

14

Bottom Side........................................................................................................

 

17

Right Side.............................................................................................................

 

20

Left Side................................................................................................................

 

23

Rear Side..............................................................................................................

 

25

Front Side.............................................................................................................

 

26

Connecting Subwoofer (on selected models)........................................

27

Chapter 3:

Getting Started

 

Power System.....................................................................................................

 

30

Using AC Power................................................................................................

30

Using Battery Power.......................................................................................

32

Battery Care.......................................................................................................

33

Powering ON the Notebook PC.................................................................

34

The Power-OnSelf Test (POST)...................................................................

34

Checking Battery Power...............................................................................

36

Charging the Battery Pack...........................................................................

37

Power Options..................................................................................................

38

Power Management Modes........................................................................

40

Sleep and Hibernate......................................................................................

40

Thermal Power Control.................................................................................

42

Special Keyboard Functions..........................................................................

43

Colored Hot Keys.............................................................................................

43

Microsoft Windows Keys...............................................................................

45

Switches and Status Indicators....................................................................

46

Switches.............................................................................................................

 

46

Status Indicators..............................................................................................

47

Using the Instant Key......................................................................................

49

Using the Instant Key for the first time....................................................

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Chapter 4:

Using the Notebook PC

 

Pointing device..................................................................................................

 

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Using the touchpad........................................................................................

55

Touchpad usage illustrations......................................................................

56

Caring for the touchpad...............................................................................

58

Disabling the touchpad automatically....................................................

59

Storage Devices.................................................................................................

 

60

Optical Drive (on selected models)..........................................................

60

Flash Memory Card Reader..........................................................................

64

Hard Disk Drive................................................................................................

65

Memory (RAM).................................................................................................

68

Connections........................................................................................................

 

69

Network Connection......................................................................................

69

Wireless LAN Connection (on selected models)..................................

71

Antenna Connections (on selected models).........................................

73

Windows Wireless Network Connection................................................

75

Bluetooth Wireless Connection(on selected models)........................

77

USB Charger+.....................................................................................................

 

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Appendix

 

 

Optional Accessories.....................................................................................

A-2

Optional Connections.................................................................................

A-2

Operating System and Software...............................................................

A-3

System BIOS Settings...................................................................................

A-4

Common Problems and Solutions.......................................................

A-10

Recovering Your Notebook PC................................................................

A-16

Using Recovery Partition ........................................................................

A-16

Using Recovery DVD (on selected models)......................................

A-17

DVD-ROMDrive Information...................................................................

A-19

Blu-rayROM Drive Information(on selected models).....................

A-21

Internal Modem Compliancy...................................................................

A-22

Declarations and Safety Statements.....................................................

A-26

Federal Communications Commission Statement........................

A-26

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FCC Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure Caution Statement.............

A-27

Declaration of Conformity(R&TTE directive 1999/5/EC)..............

A-27

CE Marking...................................................................................................

A-28

IC Radiation Exposure Statement for Canada..................................

A-28

Wireless Operation Channel for Different Domains......................

A-29

France Restricted Wireless Frequency Bands...................................

A-29

UL Safety Notices.......................................................................................

A-31

Power Safety Requirement.....................................................................

A-32

TV Tuner Notices.........................................................................................

A-32

REACH ........................................................................................................

A-32

Nordic Lithium Cautions (for lithium-ionbatteries)......................

A-33

Optical Drive Safety Information..........................................................

A-34

Laser Safety Information..........................................................................

A-34

Service warning label...............................................................................

A-34

CDRH Regulations......................................................................................

A-34

Macrovision Corporation Product Notice..........................................

A-35

CTR 21 Approval(for Notebook PC with built-inModem)...........

A-36

European Union Eco-label......................................................................

A-38

Global Environmental Regulation Compliance and Declaration A-39

ASUS Recycling/Takeback Services.....................................................

A-39

Regional Notice for United States of America.................................

A-39

Copyright Information...............................................................................

A-40

Limitation of Liability..................................................................................

A-41

Service and Support...................................................................................

A-41

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Chapter 1: 1

Introducing the

Notebook PC

About This User’s Manual

You are reading the Notebook PC User’s Manual.This User’s Manual provides information regarding the various components in the Notebook PC and how to use them.The following are major sections of this User’s Manual:

1.Introducing the Notebook PC

Introduces you to the Notebook PC and this User’s Manual.

2.Knowing the Parts

Gives you information on the Notebook PC’s components.

3.Getting Started

Gives you information on getting started with the Notebook PC.

4.Using the Notebook PC

Gives you information on using the Notebook PC’s components.

5.Appendix

Introduces you to optional accessories and gives additional information.

The actual bundled operating system and applications differ by models and territories.There may be differences between your Notebook PC and the pictures shown in this manual. Please accept your Notebook PC as being correct.

Notes for This Manual

A few notes and warnings are used throughout this guide, allowing you to complete certain tasks safely and effectively.These notes have different degrees of importance as follows:

WARNING! Important information that must be followed for safe operation.

IMPORTANT! Vital information that must be followed to prevent damage to data, components, or persons.

TIP: Tips for completing tasks.

NOTE: Information for special situations.

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Safety Precautions

The following safety precautions will increase the life of the Notebook PC. Follow all precautions and instructions. Except as described in this manual, refer all servicing to qualified personnel.

Disconnect the AC power and remove the battery pack(s) before cleaning.Wipe the Notebook PC using a clean cellulose sponge or chamois cloth dampened with a solution of nonabrasive detergent and a few drops of warm water and remove any extra moisture with a dry cloth.

DO NOT place on uneven or unstable work surfaces. Seek servicing if the casing has been damaged.

DO NOT expose to dirty or dusty environments. DO NOT operate during a gas leak.

DO NOT press or touch the display panel. Do notplace together with small

items that may scratch or enter the Notebook PC.

DO NOT leave the Notebook PC on your lap or any part of the body to prevent discomfort or injury from heat exposure.

DO NOT place or drop objects on top and do not shove any

foreign objects into the Notebook PC.

DO NOT expose to strong magnetic or electrical fields.

DO NOT expose to or use near liquids, rain, or moisture. DO NOT use the modem during electrical storms.

Battery safety warning: DO NOT throw the battery in fire. DO NOT short circuit the contacts. DO NOT disassemble the battery.

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SAFE TEMP:ThisNotebook PC should only be used in environments with ambient temperatures between 5°C (41°F) and 35°C (95°F).

DO NOT carry or cover a Notebook PC that

is powered ON with any materials that will reduce air circulation such as a carrying bag.

DO NOT use damaged power cords, accessories, or other peripherals.

INPUT RATING: Refer to the rating label on the bottom of the Notebook PC and be sure that your power adapter complies with the rating.

DO NOT use strong solvents such as thinners, benzene, or other chemicals on or near the surface.

Incorrect installation of battery may cause explosion and damage the Notebook PC.

DO NOT throw the Notebook PC in municipal waste.This product has been designed to enable proper reuse of parts and recycling.The symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the product (electrical, electronic equipment and mercury-containingbutton cell battery) should not be placed in municipal waste. Check local regulations for disposal of electronic products.

DO NOT throw the battery in municipal waste.The symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the battery should not be placed in municipal waste.

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Sound Pressure warning

Excessive sound pressure from earphones or headphones can cause hearing damage or loss. Adjustment of the volume control as well as the equalizer to settings other than the center position may increase the earphones or headphones output voltage and the sound pressure level.

DC Fan warning

Please note that the DC fan is a moving part that may cause DANGER. Ensure to keep your body from the moving fan blades.

Adapter Information (vary with models)

Input voltage: 100-240V

Input frequency: 50-60Hz

Rating output current: 4.74A (90W); 6.32A (120W)

Rating output voltage: 19Vdc

Transportation Precautions

To prepare the Notebook PC for transport, you should turn it OFF and disconnect all external peripherals to prevent damage to the connectors.The hard disk drive’s head retracts when the power is turned OFF to prevent scratching of the hard disk surface during transport.Therefore, you should not transport the Notebook PC while the power is still ON. Close the display panel and check that it is latched securely in the closed position to protect the keyboard and display panel.

CAUTION! The Notebook PC’s surface is easily dulled if not properly cared for. Be careful not to rub or scrape the Notebook PC surfaces.

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Cover Your Notebook PC

Purchase a carrying bag to protect the Notebook PC from dirt, water, shock, and scratches.

Charge Your Batteries

If you intend to use battery power, be sure to fully charge your battery pack and any optional battery packs before going on long trips. Remember that the power adapter charges the battery pack as long as it is plugged into the computer and an AC power source. Be aware that it takes much longer to charge the battery pack when the Notebook PC is in use.

Airplane Precautions

Contact your airline if you want to use the Notebook PC on the airplane. Most airlines will have restrictions for using electronic devices. Most airlines will allow electronic use only between and not during takeoffs and landings.

CAUTION! There are three main types of airport security devices: X-raymachines (used on items placed on conveyor belts), magnetic detectors (used on people walking through security checks), and magnetic wands(hand-helddevices used on people or individual items).You can send your Notebook PC and diskettes through airportX-raymachines. However, it is recommended that you do not send your Notebook PC or

diskettes through airport magnetic detectors or expose them to magnetic wands.

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