Gateway 7110, 7210, 7300, 7320, 7330, 7405, 7410, 7420, 7430, 7500, 7510, 7310 Owner's Manual

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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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Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Left side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Right side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Bottom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Keyboard area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Identifying your model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Gateway model and serial number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Finding your specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

3 Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Installing the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Connecting the AC adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Protecting from power source problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Starting your notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Waking up your notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Turning off your notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Restarting (rebooting) your notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Status indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Using the keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Key types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 System key combinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Multi-function buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Using the EZ Pad touchpad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Using the touchpad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Adjusting the volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

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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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Viewing the display on a television . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

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Monitoring the battery charge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 Recharging the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Recalibrating the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Changing batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Replacing the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Extending battery life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Conserving battery power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Using alternate power sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Changing power modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62

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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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

Safety guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 First steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 CD drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Device installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 DVD drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 File management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Hard drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Memory card reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Modem (dial-up) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Mouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 PC Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Status indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Telephone support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Before calling Gateway Customer Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Telephone numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

A Safety, Regulatory, and Legal Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117

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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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Speaker

Power

LCD panel

Battery

Speaker

 

indicator

release

charge

 

 

 

latch

indicator

 

Component

Description

 

 

Speakers

Provide audio output when headphones or amplified speakers are

 

not plugged in.

 

 

Power indicator

LED on - notebook is on.

 

LED blinking - notebook is in Standby mode.

 

LED off - notebook is off.

 

 

LCD panel release

Open the LCD panel by sliding the release latch.

latch

 

 

 

 

Battery charge

LED on - battery is charging.

indicator

LED blinking - battery charge is very low.

 

LED off - battery is fully charged.

 

 

 

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Memory

Ventilation

IEEE 1394

 

 

PC Card

PC Card

Memory

 

card

 

fan

port

 

 

eject button

slot

card

reader

 

 

 

 

 

USB

 

 

 

reader

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ports

 

 

 

 

 

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

Memory card

 

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

reader

 

or cellular telephone into the optional memory card reader.

(optional)

 

For more information, see “Using the memory card reader”

 

 

on page 45. The memory card reader supports

 

 

CompactFlash®, IBM Microdrive™, Memory Stick®,

 

 

MultiMediaCard™, and Secure Digital™ cards.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

IEEE 1394 port

 

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

(optional)

 

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

 

 

IEEE 1394 port.

 

 

 

USB ports

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

ports.

 

 

 

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Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

PC Card eject

 

Press the eject button to remove a PC Card from the PC Card

button

 

slot. For more information, see “Adding and removing a

 

 

PC Card” on page 47.

 

 

 

PC Card slot

 

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

 

 

see “Adding and removing a PC Card” on page 47.

 

 

 

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DVD/CD-RW or recordable DVD drive

Component Description

DVD/CD-RW or recordable DVD drive

Insert CDs or DVDs into this drive. For more information, see “Using the DVD drive” on page 42.

This drive may 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 42.

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Power connector

 

 

 

Monitor

USB

S-Video

Ventilation

Kensington

 

 

 

 

 

port

ports

out jack

fan

lock slot

Microphone jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Headphone jack

Ethernet jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modem jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Component

Icon

 

 

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plug the AC adapter cable into this connector.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

connector

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Microphone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plug a microphone into this jack.

jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Headphone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plug amplified speakers or headphones into this jack. The

jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

built-in speakers are turned off when speakers or headphones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

are plugged into this jack.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modem jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plug a modem cable into this jack.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethernet jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monitor port

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plug an analog VGA monitor into this port.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USB ports

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

scanner, camera, keyboard, or mouse) into these ports.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

S-Video out

 

Plug a standard S-Video cable into this jack. For more

jack (optional)

 

information, see “Viewing the display on a television” on

 

 

page 51.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Kensington™

 

Secure your notebook to an object by connecting a Kensington

lock slot

 

cable lock to this slot.

 

 

 

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System label

Memory bay

Battery

lock

Battery

latch

 

Hard drive bay

 

 

Component

Description

 

 

Battery lock

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

 

batteries” on page 59.

 

 

Battery latch

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

 

batteries” on page 59.

 

 

Hard drive bay

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

 

“Replacing the hard drive kit” on page 70.

 

 

Memory bay

Install a memory module into this bay. For more information, see

 

“Adding or replacing memory” on page 67.

 

 

System label

Includes the product model number. For more information, see

 

“Identifying your model” on page 17.

 

 

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Multi-function

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power

buttons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

button

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keyboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Status indicators Touchpad

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

Multi-function

 

Press these buttons to open programs assigned to them or

buttons

 

control the volume. For more information, see “Multi-function

 

 

buttons” on page 35.

 

 

 

Keyboard

 

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

 

 

more information, see “Using the keyboard” on page 31.

 

 

 

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 30.

 

 

 

Touchpad

 

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

 

 

see “Using the EZ Pad touchpad” on page 37.

 

 

 

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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Important The labels shown in this section are for informational purposes only. Label information varies by model, features ordered, and location.

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Website:

 

 

www.gateway.com

Online Support:

 

 

www.gateway.com/support

Tech Support Phone:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hours:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Model:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S/No:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 57.

To connect the AC adapter:

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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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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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Connecting the AC adapter

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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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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

 

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To turn off your notebook:

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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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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

 

 

Hard 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

 

 

LED on - wireless network is turned on.

(optional)

 

 

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

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LED on - Numeric keypad is turned on.

 

LED off - Numeric keypad is turned off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hard drive

 

 

LED blinking - The hard drive is in use.

 

 

 

LED off - The hard 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 Windows

Numeric

Application Arrow keys

key

keypad

key

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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 33.

 

 

 

 

 

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 30.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turn the optional wireless network on or off. For more

 

 

 

 

 

information, see the printed Setting Up A 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 turn 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 S-Video (optional)

For more information, see “Viewing the display on a projector or monitor” on page 49.

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Press and hold , then

To...

press this system key...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decrease the brightness of the display.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increase the brightness of the display.

Play or Pause the CD or DVD.

Stop playing the CD or DVD.

Skip back one CD or DVD song or track.

Skip ahead one CD or DVD song or track.

Turn on Num Lock so you can use the numeric keypad. Press this key combination again to turn off Num Lock. The Num Lock status indicator appears when this function is turned on.

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