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Instruments

TravelMate 3000 WinSX

Notebook Computer

User’s Manual

Contents

Preface ..................................................................................v

1 Taking a First Look

Learning About Hardware

................................................. 1-2

Learning About Options....................................................

1-7

Learning About Software ................................................

1-10

2 Learning About Your Computer

LCD Screen ......................................................................

2-3

Connectors and Ports ........................................................

2-6

Keyboard Keyrs...............................................................

2-10

Indicator Lights ..............................................................

2-19

3 Getting Started

Guidelines & Precautions ..................................................

3-3

Providing Power................................................................

3-6

Handling the Battery Pack.................................................

3-9

Sarting Your Computer...................................................

3-16

Restarting the Computer .................................................

3-18

Using the Floppy Drive ...................................................

3-19

TravelPoing Pointing Device...........................................

3-22

Getting Online Help........................................................

3-29

4 Customizing Your Computer

Accessing the Setup Program ............................................

4-3

System Options, Page 1.....................................................

4-7

User Features, Page 2 ......................................................

4-12

External Communications, Page 3...................................

4-20

5 Installing and Using Application

Programs

Guidelines for Installing Applications

............................... 5-2

Using Laptop Manager......................................................

5-7

Using Microsoft Windows.................................................

5-9

Using a Password ............................................................

5-10

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6 TravelMate 3000 WinSX Options

Numeric Keypad ........................................................................................................

6-2

RAM Modules ...........................................................................................................

6-3

Internal Modem .........................................................................................................

6-8

Math Coprocessor Option...........................................................................................

6-9

Other Options ..........................................................................................................

6-15

7 Taking Care of Your Computer

Do's and Don'ts ..........................................................................................................

7-2

Cleaning the TravelMate 3000 WinSX.......................................................................

7-3

Conserving Battery Power ..........................................................................................

7-4

Care and Handling of the Battery ...............................................................................

7-6

Appendixes

Specifications............................................................................................................

A-1

Character Sets............................................................................................................

B-1

Keyboard Layouts ......................................................................................................

C-1

Diagnostics ...............................................................................................................

D-1

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

E-1

Configuring Memory .................................................................................................

F-1

Connector Pin Assignments ......................................................................................

G-1

Screen Standards.......................................................................................................

H-1

Glossary

Index

Getting Support for Your TI Product

Warranty and Service

Repair Request Form

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Copyright@ 1991 Texas Instruments Incorporated

All Rights Reserved - Printed in U.S.A.

TravelMate 3000 WinSX Notebook Computer User's Manual Part No. 2608455-0001Original Issue: September 1991

Changes may be made periodically to the information in this publication. Such changes will be incorporated in new editions of this manual.

Record the serial number, purchase date, and model number in the spaces provided below. The serial number and model number are recorded on the label affixed to the case. All correspondence concerning your unit should include the serial number, model number, and date of purchase.

TravelMate 3000 WinSX Notebook Computer:

Serial Number: Purchase Date:

No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Texas Instruments Incorporated.

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Preface

Your new Texas Instruments TravelMate TM 3000 WinSXTM Notebook Computer is a lightweight,full-functioncomputer with features and power exceeding many desktop personal computers. The TravelMate 3000 WinSX is equipped with a standard 60megabyte (MB) internal hard disk drive, standard4-MBrandom access memory (RAM), an 80386TM SX microprocessor, andfactory-installedMS-DOSâ(version 5.0) and Microsoft WindowsTM (version 3.0).

Note: Your TravelMate 3000 WinSX Computer's hard disk drive is already formatted and loaded withMS-DOS5.0, Microsoft Windows,GW-BASIC®, BatteryProTM powerconservation utilities, Laptop Manager, Laptop File Manager, diagnostics, and other useful programs. Therefore,do not format the hard disk (drive C) or you will delete these programs. Any data you have entered into the computer will be lost forever if you reformat the harddisk-unlessyou have backed up the data on floppy diskettes. However, the aforementioned programs also are stored on the3.5-inchfloppy diskettes furnished with your new computer so that you can restore the programs to the hard disk if

necessary. See "Restoring MS-DOSSystem Files" in Appendix E for instructions.

The following options, described in Chapter 6 of this manual, are available to make your TravelMate 3000 WinSX more powerful and more useful for your particular applications.

q2400-bpsV.22bis Internal Modem with fax transmission capabilities or a V.32,9600-bpsInternal Modem with V.42error-checkingprotocol

q80387 TM SX Math Coprocessor

qInternal RAM Modules

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qEthernetTM adapter

qSCSI adapter

qExpansion station

qExternal monitors

qNumeric Keypad

qDeluxe carrying case

qExternal printers

All these options are available from Texas Instruments. Contact your dealer or telephone TI-Express,1-800-TI PARTS.

Unpacking

When you open the container in which your computer is packed, you should find the following items:

qTravelMate 3000 WinSX Notebook Computer

qAC Adapter and detachable wall receptacle cord

qTravelPointTM rollerball pointing device, holder, serial port adapter, and case

qTwo tilt legs that insert into the bottom rear corners of the unit to increase the keyboard angle

qThe MS-DOSUser's Guideand Reference, the Microsoft Windows User's Guide,the BatteryPro & Productivity Software User's Manual, the Battery Power Management Quick Reference,and this manual

qThree MS-DOSfloppies, four3.5-inchMicrosoft Windows floppies, one

BatteryPro and Productivity Software floppy, and one VGA Utilities floppy

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qOne function key template strip

If any of the above items are missing, contact your Texas Instruments dealer.

Conventions and Symbols

Throughout this manual, the following conventions are used to distinguish elements of text:

italics

Used to denote Setup Program items and settings, key words,

 

and references to other publications

Monospace

Used for prompts and menus that display during operation of

 

your computer, including prompts (text generated by the

 

computer) and entries you are supposed to type on the keyboard

Bold

Used for keys, key sequences, and drive designator prompts

Several international symbols are used throughout this manual to advise you of important information.

This symbol indicates a Note concerning operating procedures or information you should know to help you operate your TravelMate 3000 WinSX.

This symbol alerts you to a Warning orCaution that can prevent you from causing injury to yourself or damage to your equipment.

This symbol tells you that more information about the same subject is continued on the next page.

Commands in the manual are shown in all capital letters, but you can type commands in capital or lower case letters.

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About this Manual

This manual describes the operation of your Texas Instruments TravelMate 3000 WinSX Notebook Computer. We have tried to design this manual so that you can locate information quickly and easily. Each chapter begins with a title page that lists the major sections in the chapter and a table of contents.

Keyboard keys are listed several ways in this manual, depending on the number of keys you must press to produce a character or function. For example, some key fronts on the keyboard are labeled with blue to indicate their use only in conjunction with the Fn key. The text refers to these keys according to their function, preceded by the additional key you must also press. Your application programs may use various other key combinations; refer to your application program documentation for specific information.

The word floppy is used in this manual to refer to diskettes, microdiskettes, disks, and other terms commonly used to describe a removable, nonvolatile,magnetic-mediadiskette. The wordsdisk anddiskette are used in direct quotations, for example, in describing a displayed error message, Setup Program menu, and like items.

Contents of this Manual

Here is an overview of what to expect in each chapter:

Chapter 1 - Taking A First Look gives users who are not familiar with computers some basic information about the parts of a computer, the software it uses, and a brief overview of the TravelMate 3000 WinSX and its options. Experienced users may only need to skim this chapter.

Chapter 2 - Learning More About Your Computer describes specific TravelMate 3000 WinSX hardware features and explains their functions.

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Chapter 3 - Getting Started lists recommended operating and storage environments and tells you how to connect the AC Adapter, how to care for the battery pack, and how to start and restart your TravelMate 3000 WinSX.

Chapter 4 - Customizing Your Computer describes how to use the Setup Program to customize your TravelMate 3000 WinSX for your working environment.

Chapter 5 - Installing and Using Application Programs briefly describes guidelines for installing your own application programs plus some of the software installed at the factory in your TravelMate 3000 WinSX, including the Laptop Manager, Microsoft Windows, and password utilities.

Chapter 6 - TravelMate 3000 WinSX Options describes several options that can enhance the performance of your TravelMate 3000 WinSX Notebook Computer.

Chapter 7- Taking Care of Your Computer provides information on cleaning your TravelMate 3000 WinSX, as well as caring for your battery and conserving battery power.

Appendix A - Specifications lists operating and environmental specifications for your TravelMate 3000 WinSX.

Appendix B - Character Sets illustrates U.S. and international character sets used by the TravelMate 3000 WinSX.

Appendix C - Keyboard Layouts illustrates the characters generated by the U.S. and other national keyboards.

Appendix D - Diagnostics describes the diagnostic routines you can run to ensure that your TravelMate 3000 WinSX is functioning properly.

Appendix E - Troubleshooting describes problems that can occur with your TravelMate 3000 WinSX and what to

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do about them, plus how to restore MS-DOSsystem files to your hard disk in case they are erased for some reason.

Appendix F - Configuring Memory describes the TravelMate 3000 WinSX's standard memory and the memory options available for the computer.

Appendix G - Connector Pin Assignments lists the signals produced by the connectors provided on the TravelMate 3000 WinSX.

Appendix H - Screen Standards lists the characteristics of the various display adapters supported by the TravelMate 3000 WinSX.

A Glossary of frequently used technical terms and an

Index are included near the back of the manual to help you.

Getting Support for Your TI Product, Warranty and Service, and a Repair Request Format the back of the manual describe the standard warranty and outline the proccdure to follow if your TravelMate 3000 WinSX Notebook Computer ever needs service.

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