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Gateway Notebook

User Guide

1 Getting Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Gateway Web site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Using eSupport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Help and Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Searching for a topic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Using Your Computer guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Online help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

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Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Left side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Right side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Bottom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Keyboard area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Identifying your model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Gateway model and serial number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Finding your specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

3 Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Installing the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Connecting the AC adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Protecting from power source problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Starting your notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Waking up your notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Turning off your notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Restarting (rebooting) your notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Status indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Using the keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Key types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 System key combinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Using the EZ Pad touchpad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Using the touchpad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Adjusting the volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

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4 Using Drives and Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Using the DVD drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Identifying drive types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Inserting a CD or DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Playing a CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Playing a DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Creating CDs and DVDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Using the memory card reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Memory card types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Inserting a memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Adding and removing a PC Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Viewing the display on a projector or monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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5 Managing Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Monitoring the battery charge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Recharging the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Recalibrating the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Changing batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Replacing the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Extending battery life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 Conserving battery power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 Using alternate power sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 Changing power modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54

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Upgrading Your Notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Preventing static electricity discharge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Adding or replacing memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Replacing the hard drive kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Maintaining Your Notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Caring for your notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Cleaning your notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Cleaning the exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Cleaning the keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Cleaning the notebook screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Cleaning CDs or DVDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Protecting your computer from viruses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Updating Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Restoring your system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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8 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

Safety guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 First steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 CD drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Device installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 DVD drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 File management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Hard drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Memory card reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Modem (dial-up) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Mouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 PC Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Status indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Telephone support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Before calling Gateway Customer Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Telephone numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

A Safety, Regulatory, and Legal Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

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Identifying features

Locating your notebook’s model and serial number

Locating the Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity

Locating the specifications for your notebook

Purchasing accessories

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Power and battery charge indicators

 

LCD panel

 

release

 

latch

 

 

Component

Description

 

 

Power indicator

LED on - notebook is on.

 

LED blinking - notebook is in Standby mode.

 

LED off - notebook is off.

 

 

Battery charge

LED on - battery is charging.

indicator

LED blinking - battery charge is very low.

 

LED off - battery is fully charged.

 

 

LCD panel release

Open the LCD panel by sliding the release latch.

latch

 

 

 

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Left side

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ventilation

USB ports

 

Memory

PC Card

fan

 

 

 

 

 

 

card reader

slot

 

IEEE 1394 port

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

Ventilation fan

 

Helps cool internal components.

 

 

Caution: Do not block or insert objects into these slots. If

 

 

these slots are blocked, your notebook may overheat resulting

 

 

in unexpected shutdown or permanent damage to the

 

 

notebook.

 

 

 

USB ports

 

Plug USB devices (such as a diskette drive, flash drive,

 

 

printer, scanner, camera, keyboard, or mouse) into these

 

 

ports.

 

 

 

IEEE 1394 port

 

Plug an IEEE 1394 (also known as Firewire® or i.Link®)

 

 

device (such as a digital camcorder) into this 4-pin IEEE 1394

 

 

port.

 

 

 

Memory card

 

Insert a memory card from a digital camera, MP3 player, PDA,

reader

 

or cellular telephone into the memory card reader. For more

 

 

information, see “Using the memory card reader” on page 41.

 

 

The memory card reader supports Memory Stick®, Memory

 

 

Stick Pro®, MultiMediaCard™, and Secure Digital™.

PC Card slot

 

Insert one Type II PC Card into this slot. For more information,

 

 

see “Adding and removing a PC Card” on page 43.

 

 

 

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Volume control

 

USB port

DVD/CD-RW or

Power connector

 

 

 

 

 

recordable DVD

 

 

Headphone jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

drive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Microphone jack

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

Volume

 

Press forward to increase the volume.

control

 

Press backward to decrease the volume.

 

 

Press in to mute the volume.

 

 

 

Headphone

 

Plug amplified speakers or headphones into this jack.

jack

 

The built-in speakers are turned off when speakers or

 

 

headphones are plugged into this jack.

 

 

 

Microphone

 

Plug a microphone into this jack.

jack

 

 

 

 

 

USB port

 

Plug USB (Universal Serial Bus) devices (such as a

 

 

diskette drive, flash drive, printer, scanner, camera,

 

 

keyboard, or mouse) into this port.

 

 

 

DVD/CD-RW

 

Insert CDs or DVDs into this drive. For more information,

or recordable

 

see “Using the DVD drive” on page 38. This drive may

DVD drive

 

be a combination DVD/CD-RW or recordable DVD drive.

 

 

To determine the type of drive in the notebook, examine

 

 

the drive tray’s plastic cover and compare the logo to

 

 

those listed in “Identifying drive types” on page 38.

 

 

 

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Component

Icon

 

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plug the AC adapter cable into this connector.

 

 

 

 

 

 

connector

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ethernet jack

 

 

Kensington

 

 

 

 

lock slot

Modem jack

Monitor

 

 

 

port

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethernet jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plug a 10/100 Ethernet network cable into this jack.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modem jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plug a modem cable into this jack.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monitor port

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plug an analog VGA monitor into this port.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kensington™

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secure your notebook to an object by connecting a Kensington

lock slot

 

 

 

 

 

 

cable lock to this slot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Battery

Battery

 

 

 

Battery

latch

 

 

 

lock

Memory bay

Hard drive bay

Component

Description

 

 

Battery

Provides power when the notebook is not plugged into AC power.

 

 

Battery latch

Slide to release the battery. For more information, see “Changing

 

batteries” on page 51.

 

 

Hard drive bay

The hard drive is located in this bay. For more information, see

 

“Replacing the hard drive kit” on page 60.

 

 

Memory bay

Install as many as two memory modules into this bay. For more

 

information, see “Adding or replacing memory” on page 57.

 

 

Battery lock

Slide to unlock the battery. For more information, see “Changing

 

batteries” on page 51.

 

 

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Power button

Keyboard

 

 

Status indicators Touchpad

 

 

 

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

Keyboard

 

Provides all the features of a full-sized, 86-key keyboard. For

 

 

more information, see “Using the keyboard” on page 29.

 

 

 

Status

 

Inform you when a drive is in use or when a button has been

indicators

 

pressed that affects how the keyboard is used. For more

 

 

information, see “Status indicators” on page 28.

 

 

 

Touchpad

 

Provides all the functionality of a mouse. For more information,

 

 

see “Using the EZ Pad touchpad” on page 33.

 

 

 

Power button

 

Press to turn the power on or off. You can also configure the

 

 

power button for Standby/Resume mode. For more

 

 

information on configuring the power button mode, see

 

 

“Changing Power-saving Settings” in Using Your Computer

 

 

which has been included on your hard drive. To access this

 

 

guide, click Start, All Programs, then click Gateway

 

 

Documentation.

 

 

 

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Installing the battery

Connecting the AC adapter

Turning your notebook on and off

Using the status indicators, keyboard, and the EZ Pad touchpad

Adjusting the volume

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Connecting the AC adapter

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Important If the battery is not fully charged before you use your notebook on battery power for the first time, the battery life may be much shorter than you expect. If the battery life seems short even after being charged for three hours, the battery may need to be recalibrated. For information on recalibrating the battery, see “Recalibrating the battery” on page 49.

To connect the AC adapter:

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Caution Make sure that you use the AC adapter that came with your notebook or one of the same type purchased from Gateway.

Replace the power cord if it becomes damaged. The replacement cord must be of the same type and voltage rating as the original cord or your notebook may be damaged.

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Do not attempt to disassemble the AC adapter. The

 

AC adapter has no user-replaceable or

 

user-serviceable parts inside. The AC adapter has

 

dangerous voltages that can cause serious injury

 

or death. Contact Gateway about returning

 

defective AC adapters.

 

 

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Connecting the AC adapter

Important If the battery charge indicator does not turn off after three hours, contact Gateway Customer Care at support.gateway.com.

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Warning High voltages can enter your notebook through both the power cord and the modem connection. To protect your notebook and avoid electrical shock, use a surge protector. If you have a telephone modem, use a surge protector that has a modem jack. If you have a cable modem, use a surge protector that has an antenna/cable TV jack. During an electrical storm, unplug both the surge protector and the modem.

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To start your notebook:

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Tips & Tricks For more information about changing the power button mode, see “Changing Power-saving Settings” in Using Your Computer which has been included on your hard drive. To access this guide, click Start, All Programs, then click Gateway Documentation.

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Tips & Tricks

For more information about changing the power

 

button mode, see “Changing Power-saving

 

Settings” in Using Your Computer which has been

 

included on your hard drive. To access this guide,

 

click Start, All Programs, then click Gateway

 

Documentation.

 

 

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To turn off your notebook:

1 !Start Turn Off Computer

2 !Turn Off

Important If for some reason you cannot use the Turn Off Computer option in Windows to turn off your notebook, press and hold the power button for about five seconds, then release it.

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Restarting (rebooting) your notebook

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Important If your notebook does not turn off immediately, complete the following steps until the notebook turns off:

1Press and hold the power button for about five seconds, then release it.

2Unplug the power cord and remove the battery for more than 10 seconds.

 

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AC power

 

 

Drive

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wireless network

Num lock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caps lock

Indicator

 

Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

AC power

 

 

LED on - AC power is connected.

 

 

 

LED off - AC power is not connected.

 

 

 

 

 

Wireless network (optional)

 

 

LED on - wireless network is turned on.

 

 

 

LED off - wireless network is turned off.

 

 

 

 

 

Caps lock

 

 

LED on - caps lock is turned on.

 

 

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LED off - caps lock is turned off.

 

 

 

 

Num lock

1

LED on - Numeric keypad is turned on.

 

LED off - Numeric keypad is turned off.

 

 

 

 

 

Hard drive or disc drive

 

 

LED blinking - The drive is in use.

 

 

 

LED off - The drive is not in use.

 

 

 

Important

 

If none of the indicators are on, you may need to

 

 

 

press + to toggle the status lights on and off.

 

 

 

 

 

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Function keys/System keys

 

Navigation keys

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

key

 

Arrow keys

Windows

Numeric

Application

key

keypad

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Key type

Icon

 

Description

 

 

 

 

 

Function keys

 

 

 

Press these keys labeled to to perform actions

 

 

 

 

in programs. For example, pressing may open help.

 

 

 

 

Each program uses different function keys for different

 

 

 

 

purposes. See the program documentation to find out

 

 

 

 

more about the function key actions.

 

 

 

 

 

System keys

 

 

 

Press these colored keys in combination with the key

 

 

 

 

to perform specific actions. For more information, see

 

 

 

 

“System key combinations” on page 31.

 

 

 

 

 

Navigation keys

 

 

 

Press these keys to move the cursor to the beginning

 

 

 

 

of a line, to the end of a line, up the page, down the page,

 

 

 

 

to the beginning of a document, or to the end of a

 

 

 

 

document.

 

 

 

 

 

key

 

 

 

Press the key in combination with a colored system

 

 

 

 

key to perform a specific action.

 

 

 

 

 

Windows key

 

 

 

Press this key to open the Windows Start menu. This

 

 

 

 

key can also be used in combination with other keys to

 

 

 

 

open utilities like (Search utility), (Run utility), and

 

 

 

 

(Explorer utility).

 

 

 

 

 

Numeric keypad

 

 

 

Use these keys to type numbers when the numeric

 

 

 

 

keypad is turned on. Press to turn on

 

 

 

 

the numeric keypad.

 

 

 

 

 

Application key

 

 

 

Press this key for quick access to shortcut menus and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

help assistants in Windows.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arrow keys

 

 

 

Press these keys to move the cursor up, down, right, or

 

 

 

 

left.

 

 

 

 

 

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Using the keyboard

Press and hold , then

To...

press this system key...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toggle the status indicators on or off. For more

 

 

 

 

 

information, see “Status indicators” on page 28.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turn the optional wireless network on or off. For more

 

 

 

 

 

information, see the printed Setting Up Your Windows

 

 

 

 

 

Network guide that came with your notebook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warning: Radio frequency wireless communication can

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

interfere with equipment on commercial aircraft. Current

 

 

 

 

 

aviation regulations require wireless devices to be turned

 

 

 

 

 

off while traveling in an airplane. 802.11G (also known

 

 

 

 

 

as wireless Ethernet or Wifi) communication devices are

 

 

 

 

 

examples of devices that provide wireless

 

 

 

 

 

communication.

 

 

 

 

 

Important: Your notebook came to you with the optional

 

 

 

 

 

wireless network turned off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enter Standby mode. Press the power button to leave

 

 

 

 

 

Standby mode. For more information, see “Changing

 

 

 

 

 

Power-saving Settings” in Using Your Computer which

 

 

 

 

 

has been included on your hard drive. To access this

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

guide, click Start, All Programs, then click Gateway

 

 

 

 

 

Documentation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toggle the notebook display in the following order:

 

 

 

 

 

The LCD

 

 

 

 

 

An external monitor or projector (a monitor or projector

 

 

 

 

 

 

must be plugged into the monitor port on your

notebook)

Both displays at the same time

For more information, see “Viewing the display on a projector or monitor” on page 45.

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