Targus PA840 User Manual

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StowawayTM Portable Keyboard

for Compaq iPAQTM Pocket PC

 

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Contents

 

The Targus Stowaway Portable Keyboard......................................

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Setting Up Your Stowaway................................................................

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Installing the Stowaway Portable Keyboard Software ..................................................

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Removing the Stowaway Portable Keyboard Software ................................................

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Setting Up the Stowaway Portable Keyboard ...............................................................

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Closing the Stowaway Portable Keyboard ....................................................................

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Using Your Stowaway Portable Keyboard ....................................

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Starting the Keyboard Software ..................................................................................

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Things to Remember ...................................................................................................

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Customizing Your Stowaway Portable Keyboard Features.........................................

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Troubleshooting ...............................................................................

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Frequently Asked Questions........................................................................................

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Warranty ......................................................................................................................

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Technical Support ........................................................................................................

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Regulatory Compliance...................................................................

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FCC Statement.............................................................................................................

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The Targus Stowaway Portable Keyboard

The StowawayPortable Keyboard is a convenient solution for typing data and commands into your Compaq iPAQPocket PC. This compact, fully functional keyboard:

Enables you to type text and special characters into your iPAQ quickly and easily

Lets you instantly launch your favorite applications with simple key commands

Folds down to a convenient pocket size for traveling

Stylus well

Stylus well

End

End

grip

grip

Application keys

Stowaway Portable Keyboard and Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC

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In addition to this user’s guide, this package contains:

Targus Stowaway Portable Keyboard

Targus Stowaway Software

Right angle power connector dongle

Setting Up Your Stowaway

Installing the Stowaway Portable Keyboard Software

Follow these instructions to install the Stowaway keyboard software on your Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC.

Before installing the software, make sure that:

You save all open documents.

ActiveSync is installed and active on your PC.

Your iPAQ has at least 80 KB free memory.

NOTE: To check the amount of free memory, tap Start and selectSettings. Tap theSystem tab, then

Memory.

To Load the Stowaway Portable Keyboard Application in Windows®:

1 Insert the iPAQ into your synchronizing cradle and back up your files.

CAUTION: If your iPAQ is synchronizing files, wait for synchronization to complete before beginning the Stowaway keyboard setup.

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2Insert the Stowaway keyboard software CD into your computer’s CD-ROMdrive.

Setup begins automatically.

3If setup does not begin automatically, open Windows Explorer and double-clicktheCD-ROM icon. Thendouble-clickthesetup.exe file to run the installation program.

Installing Applications screen

4When Microsoft ActiveSync displays the message “Install ‘Targus Stowaway Keyboard’ using the default application install directory?,” click

Yes.

The application files are then sent to your iPAQ.

Application Downloading Complete screen

5When the Application Downloading Complete screen appears, click OK. The Stowaway keyboard software is then copied to your iPAQ.

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To complete the installation, follow the on-screeninstructions on your iPAQ.

To verify that installation is complete on your iPAQ, tap Start. Stowaway is now visible in the Start menu.

Removing the Stowaway Portable Keyboard Software

If necessary, you can remove the Stowaway keyboard software from your iPAQ:

1Tap Start, then selectSettings.

2Tap on the System tab and thenRemove Programs.

The Stowaway keyboard is listed in the Programs in Storage Memory list.

3Tap Targus Stowaway, then tapRemove. A dialog box appears.

4Tap Yes to remove the keyboard software, orNo to cancel the operation.

To use the keyboard again, you must reinstall the Stowaway Portable Keyboard software. For more information, see “Installing the Stowaway Portable Keyboard Software” on page 2.

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Setting Up the Stowaway Portable Keyboard

NOTE: You must install the Stowaway keyboard software before you can begin using the keyboard. For more information, see “Installing the Stowaway Portable Keyboard Software” on page 2.

Opening the Keyboard

1Hold the unit in both hands and, using your thumb, push the latch down to unlock the case.

Stowaway keyboard closed

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2 Unfold the keyboard and set it on a firm, flat surface.

Unfolding the Stowaway keyboard

3 Slide the redend-gripsinward, bringing the keyboard sections together.

Sliding the Stowaway keyboard ends together

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Attaching Your iPAQ

1Slide the docking mechanism, located at the top of the keyboard, all the way out of the keyboard until the PDA foot flips up.

NOTE: If the PDA foot does not flip up, check that the docking mechanism is fully extended.

Extending the docking mechanism and PDA foot

2 Lift the docking connector until it clicks into place.

Lifting the docking connector

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3If your iPAQ needs charging, connect the AC adapter to the right angle power connector dongle, then connect the dongle to your iPAQ.

CAUTION: You must use the right angle power connector dongle that comes with the keyboard. Other connectors will not offer the same stability or fit and may cause interference when using the Stowaway keyboard.

4Line up the bottom speaker hole with the alignment marker on the keyboard docking connector and push down gently to make the connection.

Alignment

Bottom

marker

 

speaker

 

cutout

Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC and Stowaway keyboard alignment markers

You can now begin typing.

NOTE: Use the keyboard on a firm, flat surface for optimum performance and stability.