Gateway C-140, C-141, C-142, CX2720, CX2750 Quick Reference Guide

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CONVERTIBLE NOTEBOOK

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Contents

Chapter 1: About This Reference. . . . . . . . . . . . 1

About this guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Accessing your online User Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Gateway contact information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Gateway model and serial number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 For more information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Chapter 2: Checking Out Your Notebook . . . . . 5

Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Left . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Bottom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Keyboard area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Chapter 3: Setting Up and Getting Started . . 13

Working safely and comfortably . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Reducing eye strain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Setting up your computer desk and chair . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Sitting at your convertible notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Avoiding discomfort and injury from repetitive strain . 16

Connecting the AC adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Protecting from power source problems . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Connecting the dial-up modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Connecting to a broadband modem or network . . . . . . . . 19 Starting your convertible notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Waking up your convertible notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Turning off your convertible notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Restarting (rebooting) your convertible notebook . . . . . . . 22 Using the status indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Using the keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Key types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 System key combinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Using the tablet control buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

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Programming the Windows Journal button . . . . . . . . . . 32 Using the optional fingerprint reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Running the TouchStrip Tutorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Enrolling your fingerprints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Using the Fingerprint Control Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Using the fingerprint reader features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Using the EZ Pad touchpad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Using the display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Converting from notebook to tablet mode . . . . . . . . . . 43 Changing display orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Adjusting brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Using the digital pen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Storing and removing the digital pen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Pen lost alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Adjusting the volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Turning your wireless radio on or off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 IEEE 802.11 wireless network radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Bluetooth radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

Chapter 4: Using Drives and Accessories. . . . . 51

Changing modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Using the CD or DVD drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Identifying drive types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Using a CD or DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Using the memory card reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Memory card types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Inserting a memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Using a memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Removing a memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Adding and removing a PC Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Using an optional port replicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Installing a printer or other peripheral device . . . . . . . . . . 58 Connecting a USB device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Connecting an IEEE 1394 device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Viewing the display on a projector, monitor, or television 60 Adjusting the display properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Using the projector or monitor for a presentation . . . . 63

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Ordering accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Chapter 5: Managing Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Monitoring the battery charge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Recharging the batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Changing batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Replacing the main battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Installing the optional multibay battery . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Recalibrating the batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Getting the most from your batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Maximizing battery performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Conserving battery power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Using alternate power sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Changing power modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Changing convertible notebook power settings . . . . . . . . . 75 Changing the power plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Changing advanced settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

Chapter 6: Traveling with Your Notebook . . . 79

Packing your convertible notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Traveling by air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Dial-up modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Radio frequency wireless connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Additional tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

Chapter 7: Maintaining Your Notebook . . . . . 85

Caring for your convertible notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Display screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Digital pen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Cleaning your convertible notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Cleaning the exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Cleaning the keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Cleaning the convertible notebook screen . . . . . . . . . . 89 Maintaining the batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Storing batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

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

. . . . . 91

Recovering your system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . 91

Recovering pre-installed software and drivers . . .

. . . . 92

Using Microsoft System Restore . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . 98

Recovering your system to its factory condition

. . . . 101

Recovering your system using the Windows DVD

. . . 103

Chapter 8: Upgrading Your Notebook . . . . . . 105

Preventing static electricity discharge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Adding or replacing memory modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Replacing the hard drive kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

Chapter 9: Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

Safety guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 First steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 CD drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Digital pen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Diskette drive (external) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 DVD drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Ethernet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 File management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Fingerprint reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Hard drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Media Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Memory card reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Modem (cable or DSL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Modem (dial-up) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Mouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Networks (wired) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Networks (wireless) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137

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PC Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Pointing device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Status indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Touchpad or pointing device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141

Telephone support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Before calling Gateway Customer Care . . . . . . . . . . . . 141

Appendix A: Legal Information . . . . . . . . . . . . 143

Index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153

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CHAPTER1

About This Reference

About this guide

Accessing your online User Guide

Gateway contact information

Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity

For more information

Important

The color of your notebook may vary from the pictures in this reference

guide.

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About this guide

This guide includes information and maintenance instructions that are specific to your model of Gateway convertible notebook. For all other notebook information, see your online

User Guide.

Accessing your online User Guide

In addition to this guide, your online User Guide has been included on your hard drive. Your User Guide is an in-depth, easy-to-read manual that includes information on the following topics:

Help and technical support

Using and customizing Windows and other software

Using the Internet

Protecting your files

Playing and recording media

Networking

To access your online User Guide:

Click or tap (Start), All Programs, then click or tap

Gateway Documentation.

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Gateway contact information

Important

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

Gateway model and serial number

The labelonthebottomofyourconvertiblenotebook contains information that identifies your convertible notebook model and its features. Gateway Customer Care will need this information if you call for assistance.

Online Support:

Tech Support Phone:

Hours:

Model:

S/No:

Microsoft Certificate of

Authenticity

The Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity label found on the bottomofyour convertible notebook includes the product key code for your operating system.

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For more information

For more information about your convertible notebook, visit Gateway’s Support page at www.gateway.com or the Web address shown on your convertible notebook’s label. The Support page also has links to additional Gateway documentation and detailed specifications.

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Checking Out Your Notebook

Front

Left

Right

Bottom

Keyboard area

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Front

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker

 

 

 

 

 

 

LCD panel release latch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Digital pen

Microphone jack

Memory

card reader

 

 

Headphone jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Component

Icon

 

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speakers

 

 

 

Provide audio output when headphones or

 

 

 

 

 

 

amplified speakers are not plugged in.

LCD panel release

 

 

 

Press to open the LCD panel.

latch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Digital pen

 

 

 

Write, tap, and input directly on your

 

 

 

 

 

 

convertible notebook’s display using the digital

 

 

 

 

 

 

pen.

Microphone jack

 

 

 

Plug a microphone into this jack. The built-in

 

 

 

 

 

 

microphone is turned off while an external

 

 

 

 

 

 

microphone is connected.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Headphone jack

 

 

 

Plug amplified speakers or headphones into this

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

jack. The built-in speakers are turned off when

 

 

 

 

 

 

speakers or headphones are plugged into this

 

 

 

 

 

 

jack.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memory card

 

 

 

Insert a memory card from a digital camera,

reader

 

 

 

MP3 player, PDA, or cellular telephone into the

 

 

 

 

 

 

memory card reader. For more information, see

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Using the memory card reader” on page 55.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The memory card reader supports Memory

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stick®, Memory Stick Pro®, Mini Secure

 

 

 

 

 

 

Digital®, MultiMediaCard™,

 

 

 

 

 

 

RS-MultiMediaCard™, Secure Digital™, and

 

 

 

 

 

 

xD-Picture cards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Left

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power

 

 

Monitor

 

 

 

 

IEEE 1394

PC Card

 

 

port

Ethernet

USB

connector

Docking

 

 

jack

ports

port

slot

 

 

port

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Component

Icon

 

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power connector

 

 

 

 

 

Plug the AC adapter cable into this connector.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Docking port

 

 

 

 

 

Connect the optional port replicator to this port.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warning: Power is passed through this port.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This docking connection is certified to UL 1950

 

 

 

 

 

 

for use only with port replicators designed for

 

 

 

 

 

 

your Gateway convertible notebook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monitor port

 

 

 

 

 

Plug an analog VGA monitor or projector into

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

this port. For more information, see “Viewing

 

 

 

 

 

 

the display on a projector, monitor, or

 

 

 

 

 

 

television” on page 60.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethernet jack

 

 

 

 

 

Plug an Ethernet network cable into this jack.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The other end of the cable can be plugged into

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a cable modem, DSL modem, or an Ethernet

 

 

 

 

 

 

network jack. For more information, see

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Connecting to a broadband modem or

 

 

 

 

 

 

network” on page 19.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 or

 

 

 

 

 

 

MP3 player) into this 4-pin IEEE 1394 port.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PC Card slot

 

 

 

 

 

Insert one Type II PC Card into this slot. For

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

more information, see “Adding and removing a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PC Card” on page 57.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Right

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modular bay

Ventilation fan

Modem jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kensington lock slot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modular bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insert a module such as a CD drive, combination

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DVD/CD-RW drive, multi-format DVD±RW drive,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

or a multibay battery into this bay. For more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

information, see “Changing modules” on

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

page 52.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To determine the type of drive in the modular

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bay, examine the drive tray’s plastic cover and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

compare the logo to those listed in “Identifying

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

drive types” on page 54.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important: To order a module other than the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

one that came with your convertible notebook,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

contact Gateway.

 

 

 

 

Ventilation fan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helps cool internal components.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warning: Do not work with the convertible

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

notebook resting onyour lap. Ifthe air ventsare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

blocked, the convertible notebook may become

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hot enough to harm your skin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caution: Do not block or insert objects into

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

these slots. If these slots are blocked, your

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

convertible notebook may overheat resulting in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

unexpectedshutdownorpermanentdamageto

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the convertible notebook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caution: Provide adequate space around your

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

convertible notebook so air vents are not

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

obstructed. Do not use the convertible

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

notebook on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

surface.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kensington™

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secure your convertible notebook to an object

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lock slot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

by connecting a Kensington cable lock to this

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

slot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modem jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plug a dial-up modem cable into this jack. For

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

more information, see “Connecting the dial-up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

modem” on page 18.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bottom

Battery latch

Main battery

Battery lock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modular

 

 

 

 

 

bay latch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

drive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modular bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pen

Customer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

latch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

care label

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Digital pen

 

 

 

 

 

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

 

Customer

 

 

 

Includes the Customer Care contact information. For

Care label

 

 

 

more information, see “Gateway contact information”

 

 

 

 

on page 3.

Modular bay

 

 

 

Insert a module such as a CD drive, combination

 

 

 

 

DVD/CD-RW drive, multi-format DVD±RW drive, or a

 

 

 

 

multibay battery into this bay. For more information,

 

 

 

 

see “Changing modules” on page 52.

 

 

 

 

To determine the type of drive in the modular bay,

 

 

 

 

examine the drive tray’s plastic cover and compare

 

 

 

 

the logo to those listed in “Identifying drive types” on

 

 

 

 

page 54.

 

 

 

 

Important: To order a moduleother than the one that

 

 

 

 

came with your convertible notebook, contact

 

 

 

 

Gateway.

 

 

 

 

 

Modularbay

 

 

 

Slide to release the module. For more information, see

latch

 

 

 

“Changing modules” on page 52.

Memory bay

 

 

 

Memory modules are located in this bay. For more

 

 

 

 

information, see “Adding or replacing memory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

modules” on page 107.

 

 

 

 

 

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Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery latch

 

 

 

 

Slide to release the main battery. For more

 

 

 

 

 

information, see “Changing batteries” on page 69.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Main battery

 

 

 

 

Provides power when the convertible notebook is not

 

 

 

 

 

plugged into AC power.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery lock

 

 

 

 

Slide to unlock the battery. For more information, see

 

 

 

 

 

“Changing batteries” on page 69.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hard drive

 

 

 

 

The hard drive is located in this bay. For more

bay

 

 

 

 

information, see “Replacing the hard drive kit” on

 

 

 

 

 

page 110.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pen latch

 

 

 

 

Slide to release the digital pen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Digital pen

 

 

 

 

Write, tap, and input directly on your convertible

 

 

 

 

 

notebook’s display using the digital pen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keyboard area

Tablet control buttons/Status indicators

Power button

Power Microphone button

lock

Keyboard

Optional fingerprint reader

Touchpad

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Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

Fingerprint

 

 

Provides enhanced security. For more information, see

reader

 

 

“Using the optional fingerprint reader” on page 35.

(optional)

 

 

 

Keyboard

 

 

Provides all the features of a full-sized, computer

 

 

 

keyboard. For more information, see “Using the

 

 

 

keyboard” on page 25.

 

 

 

 

Microphone

 

 

Record audio through this microphone. The built-in

 

 

 

microphone is turned off while an external

 

 

 

microphone is connected. For the location of your

 

 

 

microphone jack, see “Front” on page 6.

Tablet control

 

 

See “Using the tablet control buttons” on page 30 for

buttons

 

 

a description of each button.

 

 

 

 

Status

 

 

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

indicators

 

 

has been pressed that affects how the keyboard is

 

 

 

used. For more information, see “Using the status

 

 

 

indicators” on page 23.

Power button

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

configure the power button for Sleep/Resume mode.

 

 

 

For more informationon configuring the power button

 

 

 

 

 

 

mode, see “Changing advanced settings” on page 77.

 

 

 

 

Power button

 

 

Locks the power button so the convertible notebook

lock

 

 

cannot be accidently turned off when using it in tablet

 

 

 

mode.

Touchpad

 

 

Provides all the functionality of a mouse. For more

 

 

 

information, see “Using the EZ Pad touchpad” on

 

 

 

page 40.

 

 

 

 

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CHAPTER3

Setting Up and Getting Started

Working safely and comfortably

Connecting the AC adapter

Connecting the dial-up modem

Connecting to a broadband modem or network

Starting your convertible notebook

Turning off your convertible notebook

Restarting (rebooting) your convertible notebook

Using the status indicators

Using the keyboard

Using the tablet control buttons

Using the optional fingerprint reader

Using the EZ Pad touchpad

Using the display

Using the digital pen

Adjusting the volume

Turning your wireless radio on or off

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Working safely and comfortably

Before using your convertible notebook, follow these general guidelines for setting up a safe and comfortable work area and avoiding discomfort and strain:

Keep hands and arms parallel to the floor.

Adjust the screen so it is perpendicular to your line of sight.

Place your feet flat on the floor or on a footrest.

Although notebooks are sometimes called “laptops,” do not use your convertible notebook while it rests on your unprotected lap. Convertible notebook operating temperaturescanbecomequitehigh,increasingtherisk of burns to your legs. Instead, use a laptop desk to protect your legs.

Do not use the convertible notebook on any soft, conforming surface, such as your lap, a blanket, carpet, or a sofa. Soft surfaces can block your convertible notebook’s ventilation openings, leading to overheating, permanent damage to your convertible notebook, and fire danger. Instead, place your convertible notebook on a rigid, hard surface, and make sure that you keep the ventilation openings on the sides clear.

Warning

Do not use your convertible notebook on a soft surface, such as your lap, a blanket, carpet, or a sofa. You must keep your convertible notebook’s ventilation openings clear of obstructions, or your convertible notebook may overheat, increasing the risk of fire and personal injury.

Reducing eye strain

Sunlight or bright indoor lighting should not reflect on the screen or shine directly into your eyes.

Position the computer desk and screen so you can avoid glare on your screen and light shining directly into your eyes. Reduce glare by installing shades or curtains on windows, and by installing a glare screen filter.

Use soft, indirect lighting in your work area. Do not use your convertible notebook in a dark room.

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Avoid focusing your eyes on your screen for long periods of time. Every 10 or 15 minutes, look around the room, and try to focus on distant objects.

Where feasible, keep your head vertical while looking at the screen. If you use an external keyboard, raise the convertible notebook so the top of its screen is no higher than eye level.

Setting up your computer desk and chair

When you are setting up your computer desk and chair, make sure that the desk isthe appropriate height and the chair helps you maintain good posture.

Select a flat surface for your computer desk.

Adjust the height of the computer desk so your hands and arms are positioned parallel to the floor when you use the keyboard and touchpad. If the desk is not adjustable or is too tall, consider using an adjustable chair to control your arm’s height above the keyboard.

Use an adjustable chair that is comfortable, distributes your weight evenly, and keeps your body relaxed.

Position your chair so the keyboard is at or slightly below the level of your elbow. This position lets your shoulders relax while you type.

Adjust the chair height, adjust the forward tilt of the seat, or use a footrest to distribute your weight evenly on the chair and relieve pressure on the back of your thighs.

Adjust the back of the chair so it supports the lower curve of your spine. You can use a pillow or cushion to provide extra back support.

Sitting at your convertible notebook

Avoid bending, arching, or angling your wrists. Make sure that they are in a relaxed position when you type.

Do not slouch forward or lean far back. Sit with your back straight so your knees,hips, and elbowsform right angles when you work.

Take breaks to stand and stretch your legs.

Avoid twisting your torso or neck.

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Avoiding discomfort and injury from repetitive strain

Vary your activities to avoid excessive repetition.

Take breaks to change your position, stretch your muscles, and relieve your eyes.

Find ways to break up the work day, and schedule a variety of tasks.

Connecting the AC adapter

You can run your convertible notebook using an AC adapter or your convertible notebook’s main and optional multibay batteries. The batteries were shipped to you partially charged. You should use the AC adapter right away to fully charge the batteries. Allow three hours for the batteries to fully charge.

Warning

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.

Caution

Make sure that you use the AC adapter that came with your convertible 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 convertible notebook may be damaged.

Important

If the batteries are not fully charged before you use your convertible 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 batteries may need to be recalibrated. For information on recalibrating the batteries, see “Recalibrating the batteries” on page 71.

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To connect the AC adapter:

1Connect the power cord to the AC adapter.

2Connect the AC adapter to your convertible notebook’s power connector.

3Plug the power cord into a wall outlet. The battery charge indicator turns on (see “Using the status indicators” on page 23 for the location of the battery charge indicator). If the battery charge indicator does not turn on, complete the following steps until it turns on:

Unplugtheadapterfromyourconvertiblenotebook, then plug it back in.

Press FN+F1 to toggle the status lights on and off.

Make sure the power cord is firmly attached to the AC adapter.

Plug the power cord into a different wall outlet.

4When you finish using your convertible notebook for the first time, turn off your convertible notebook and leave it connected to AC power until the battery charge indicator turns blue.

Important

If the battery charge indicator does not turn blue after three hours, contact Gateway Customer Care at the location shown on the Customer Care label. For more information, see “Gateway contact information” on page 3.

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