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TravelMate 4000M

Notebook Computer

User's Guide

Copyright (©) 1995 Texas Instruments Incorporated

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

TravelMate 4000M Series Notebook

User's Guide

TI Part No. 9792541-0001

Original Issue: April 1994

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.

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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UNIX is a registered trademark of American Telephone mid Telegraph. SimulSCAN is a trademark of Cirrus Logic. Inc.

 

Contents

 

 

Preface

 

Chapter 1 Operating the Computer

 

Before You Begin ........................................................................................

1-3

Operating Guidelines....................................................................................

1-4

Using the AC Adapter ..................................................................................

1-8

Starting the Computer ................................................................................

1-10

Brightness and Contrast..............................................................................

1-11

Using LED Indicators.................................................................................

1-12

Using the Pointing Device..........................................................................

1-14

Volume Control .........................................................................................

1-16

Using Options ............................................................................................

1-17

Using External Monitors ............................................................................

1-19

Using Disk Drives ......................................................................................

1-20

Installing Extra RAM .................................................................................

1-22

SCSI Adapter .............................................................................................

1-25

Using the Keyboard....................................................................................

1-27

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

1-31

PCMCIA Options.......................................................................................

1-34

Internal Speakers and Microphones ............................................................

1-35

Chapter 2 Using Battery Power

 

Guidelines for Battery Use ...........................................................................

2-2

Switching to Battery Power .........................................................................

2-3

Responding to Low Battery Conditions. .......................................................

2-4

Recharging the Battery.................................................................................

2-7

Installing and Removing the Battery Pack ....................................................

2-8

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

2-10

Chapter 3 Using Software

 

Contents

 

 

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

3-3

Guidelines for Installing Applications ..........................................................

3-4

Custom Windows Utilities............................................................................

3-6

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

3-8

Using Sound...............................................................................................

3-12

Chapter 4 Portable CD-ROM Docking System

 

 

 

Features........................................................................................................

4-2

Docking The Notebook ................................................................................

4-3

Undocking the Notebook..............................................................................

4-6

Using the Portable CD-ROM Docking System .............................................

4-8

Battery Release ............................................................................................

4-9

Microphone and Headphone.......................................................................

4-10

Options ......................................................................................................

4-13

Battery Charger..........................................................................................

4-18

Chapter 5 Traveling with Your Computer

 

Tips for the Traveler ....................................................................................

5-2

What to Take When Traveling .....................................................................

5-4

Packing the Computer and Accessories ........................................................

5-5

Using a Mouse .............................................................................................

5-6

Adjusting Pointer Speed ...............................................................................

5-7

Chapter 6 Care and Troubleshooting

 

Cleaning the Computer.................................................................................

6-2

Troubleshooting Tips ...................................................................................

6-3

Startup Error Messages.................................................................................

6-4

Appendix A Where To Get Help

Index

FCC Notice

This device 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 device 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 device does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the device off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

TReorient or relocate the receiving antenna

TIncrease the separation between the device and receiver

TConnect the device into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected

TConsult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for help

Notice: Shielded Cables

All connections to other computing devices must be made using shielded cables to maintain compliance with FCC regulations.

Notice: Peripheral Devices

Only peripherals (input/output devices, terminals, printers, etc.) certified to comply with the Class B limits may be attached to this equipment. Operation With non-certifiedperipherals is likely to result in interference to radio and TV reception.

Caution

Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user's authority, which is granted by the Federal Communications Commission, to

Use Conditions

This part complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Notice: Canadian Users

This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.

Remarque a I'intention des utilisateurs canadiens

Le present appareil numerique nemet pas de parasites depassant les limites applicables aux appareils numeriques de Classe B prescrites par la reglementation sur le parasitage radio du Ministere des Communications du Canada.