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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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Protecting from power source problems

During a power surge, the voltage level of electricity coming into your convertible notebook can increase to levels far above normal levels and cause data loss or system damage. Protect your convertible notebook and peripheral devices by connecting them to a surge protector, which absorbs voltage surges and prevents them from reaching your convertible notebook.

Warning

High voltages can enter your convertible notebook through both the power cord and the modem connection. To protect your convertible 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.

Connecting the dial-up modem

Your convertible notebook has a built-in 56K modem that you can use to connect to a standard telephone line.

Warning

To reduce the risk of fire, use only No. 26 AWG or larger (for example, No. 24 AWG) UL-listed or CSA-certified telecommunication line cord for your dialup modem connection.

To connect the modem:

1Insert one end of the modem cable into the modem jack on your convertible notebook.

2Insert the other end of the modem cable into a telephone wall jack.

Important

The modem will not work with digital or PBX telephone lines.

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Connecting to a broadband modem or network

Your convertible notebook has a network jack that you can use to connect to a cable or DSL modem or to a wired Ethernet network.

To connect to a cable or DSL modem or to a wired

Ethernet network:

1Insert one end of the network cable into the network jack on your convertible notebook.

2Insert the other end of the network cable into a cable modem, DSL modem, or Ethernet network jack.

Starting your convertible notebook

Warning

Do not work with the convertible notebook resting on your lap. If the air vents are blocked, the convertible notebook may become hot enough to harm your skin.

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.

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To start your convertible notebook:

1Press the latch on the front of your convertible notebook, then lift the LCD panel.

2Press the power button located above the keyboard.

Important

If your convertible notebook does not turn on, make sure the Power Button Lock is in the unlocked position. For more information, see “Keyboard area” on page 10.

Tip

For more information about changing the power button mode, see “Changing advanced settings” on page 77.

3If you are starting your convertible notebook for the first time, follow the on-screen instructions to select the language and time zone and to create your first user account.

4Attach and turn on any peripheral devices, such as printers, scanners, and speakers.

Tip

For more information about connecting peripheral devices, see “Installing a printer or other peripheral device” on page 58.

Tip

See the documentation that came with each device for its setup instructions.

5To open the main menu, click or tap (Start). From that menu, you can run programs and search for files. For more information on using Windows, see “Using Windows” and “Customizing Windows” in your online

User Guide.

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Waking up your convertible notebook

When you have not used your convertible notebook for several minutes or if you close the LCD panel without turning off your convertible notebook, it may enter a power-saving mode called Sleep. While in Sleep mode, the power indicator flashes. If your convertible notebook is in Sleep mode, press the power button to “wake” it up.

Tip

For more information about Sleep mode, see “Changing power modes” on page 74.

Turning off your convertible notebook

Putting your convertible notebook into Sleep mode is the easiest way to power down your convertible notebook. Although it does not turn your convertible notebook completely off, it turns off or slows down most system operations to save power. Sleep mode saves your desktop layout so the next time you restore power, the programs are laid out just as you left them. Waking your convertible notebook from a Sleep state is much faster than turning on your convertible notebook afterit has been turned completely off.

Hibernate mode is an alternative to Sleep mode. In Hibernate mode, your convertible notebook is turned completely off. When you wake your convertible notebook from Hibernate mode, however, the programs that were running when your convertible notebook entered Hibernate mode are running just as you left them.

To put your convertible notebook to sleep:

Click or tap (Start), then click or tap (power). The convertible notebook saves your session and partially shuts down to save power.

-OR-

Press FN+F3.

Tip

You can change the Sleep mode from the standard Sleep mode (default) to Hybrid Sleep. For more information about Sleep mode, see “Changing power modes” on page 74.

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To put your convertible notebook into hibernation:

Click or tap (Start), click or tap the arrow next to the lock icon, then click or tap Hibernate. The convertible notebook saves your session and shuts down to save power.

To turn off your convertible notebook:

Click or tap (Start), click or tap the arrow next to the lock icon, then click or tap Shut Down. The convertible notebook turns off.

Important

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

Restarting (rebooting) your convertible notebook

If your convertible notebook does not respond to keyboard, touchpad, digital pen, or mouse input, you may have to close programs that are not responding. If closing unresponsive programs does not restore your convertible notebook to normal operation, you may have to restart (reboot) your convertible notebook.

To close unresponsive programs on your convertible notebook:

1Press CTRL+ALT+DEL.

-OR-

Press the Windows Security button or . For more information, see “Using the tablet control buttons” on page 30.

2Click or tap Start Task Manager. The Windows Task Manager dialog box opens.

3Click or tap the program that is not responding.

4Click or tap End Task.

5Click or tap X in the top-right corner of the Windows Task Manager dialog box.

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To restart your convertible notebook:

Click or tap (Start), click or tap the arrow next to the lock icon, then click or tap Restart. The convertible notebook turns off, then turns on again.

Important

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

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

it.

2.Unplug the power cord and remove the main and optional multibay batteries for more than 10 seconds.

Using the status indicators

Important

If none of the indicators are on, you may need to press FN+F1 to toggle the status indicators on.

Status indicators inform you when a drive is being used or when a button has been pressed that affects how the keyboard is used. The status indicators are located at the bottom of the LCD panel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power

Wireless

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

network

 

Num

lock

Battery charge

 

Drive

 

Caps lock

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Indicator

Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

Wireless

 

LED on - Wireless IEEE 802.11 radio is

 

network

 

 

turned on.

 

 

(optional)

 

LED off - Wireless IEEE 802.11 radio is

 

 

 

turned off.

Drive

 

LED blinking - The hard drive, CD drive,

 

 

 

or DVD drive is in use.

 

 

LED off - The hard drive and CD or DVD

 

 

 

drive are not in use.

 

 

 

 

Num lock

 

LED on - Numeric keypad is turned on.

 

 

1

LED off - Numeric keypad is turned off.

 

 

 

 

Caps lock

 

LED on - Caps lock is turned on.

 

A

LED off - Caps lock is turned off.

 

 

 

 

Battery

 

LED blue - Battery is fully charged.

charge

 

LED purple - Battery is charging.

 

 

 

 

LED blinking red - Battery charge is

 

 

 

very low.

 

 

LED solid red - Battery is

 

 

 

malfunctioning.

 

 

Important: This LED only lights up when

 

 

your convertible notebook is connected

 

 

to AC power or the battery charge is very

 

 

low.

Power

 

LED on - Convertible notebook is on.

 

 

LED blinking - Convertible notebook is

 

 

 

in Sleep mode or Hybrid Sleep mode.

 

 

LED off - Convertible notebook is off.

 

 

 

 

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Function

keys/

System

keys

Numeric

keypad

FN key

Your convertible notebook features a full-size keyboard that functions the same as a desktop computer keyboard. Many of the keys have been assigned alternate functions, including shortcut keys for Windows, function keys for specific system operations, and the Num Lock keys for the numeric keypad.

Navigation

keys

Arrow keys

Windows key

Application key

 

Tip

You can attach an external keyboard to the convertible notebook or optional port replicator using a USB port. You do not need to shut down the convertible notebook to connect a USB keyboard.

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Key types

The keyboard has several different types of keys. Some keys perform specific actions when pressed alone and other actions when pressed in combination with another key.

Key type

Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Function keys

 

 

 

Press these keys labeled F1 to F12

 

 

 

 

to perform actions in programs.

 

 

 

 

For example, pressing F1 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 FN key to

 

 

 

 

perform specific actions. For more

 

 

 

 

information, see “System key

 

 

 

 

combinations” on page 27.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Numeric keypad

 

 

 

Use these keys to type numbers

 

 

 

 

when the numeric keypad is

 

 

 

 

turned on. Press FN+

1

to turn on

 

 

 

 

the numeric keypad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FN key

 

 

 

Press the FN 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 keycan

 

 

 

 

also be used in combination with

 

 

 

 

other keys to open utilities like

 

 

 

 

F (Search utility), R (Run utility),

 

 

 

 

and E (Computer window).

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.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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System key combinations

When you press the FN key and a system key at the same time, your convertible notebook performs the action identified by the text or icon on the key.

Press and hold FN, then press this system key...

To...

Toggle the status indicators on or off. For more information, see “Using the status indicators” on page 23.

Turn the optional IEEE 802.11 wireless network radio on or off. For more information, see “Wireless Ethernet Networking” in your online User Guide. 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. IEEE 802.11 communication devices are examples of devices that provide wireless communication.

Enter Sleep mode or Hybrid Sleep mode. Press the power button to leave Sleep mode.For moreinformation, see “Changing convertible notebook power settings” on page 75.

Toggle the convertible 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 convertible notebook)

Both displays at the same time

For more information, see “Viewing the display on a projector, monitor, or television” on page 60.

Display the power status box in the upper-left corner of your display. The box shows the battery charge level, the BIOS version, and whether the optional wireless network is being used. Press the key combination again to close this box. Important: This feature is available on select notebooks only.

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Press and hold

To...

FN, then press

 

this system key...

 

 

 

 

Turn the optional Bluetooth radio on or off.

6

 

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. Bluetooth communication

 

 

 

devices are examples of devices that

 

 

 

provide wireless communication.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increase the LCD panel brightness above

 

F8

 

 

 

the normal brightest setting. Use this

 

-+

 

feature in bright lighting situations, such as

 

 

outside in bright sunlight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press a second time to decrease the

 

 

 

 

 

 

brightness below the normal lowest

 

 

 

brightness setting. Use this feature in dim

 

 

 

lighting situations.

 

 

 

Press a third time to return the display to

 

 

 

the normal brightness setting.

 

 

 

Important: Using this feature will affect

 

 

 

battery performance.

 

 

 

Play or pause the CD or DVD.

Stop playing the CD or DVD.

Skip back one CD track or DVD chapter.

Skip ahead one CD track or DVD chapter.

Increase the brightness of the display.

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Press and hold

To...

FN, then press

 

this system key...

Decrease the brightness of the display.

Mute the sound. Press the key combination again to restore the sound. For more

information, see “Adjusting the volume” on page 47.

OR

Increase volume. For more information, see “Adjusting the volume” on page 47.

Decrease volume. For more information, see “Adjusting the volume” on page 47.

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Using the tablet control buttons

Important

Tablet control buttons vary by model and features ordered.

Tablet control buttons for select models

Press the tablet control buttons to control the convertible notebook while it is in tablet mode.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Windows

 

Mode

Five-way

Screen

security

 

 

 

switch

rotation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mobility center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key type

Icon

Description

 

 

 

Screen rotation

 

Rotate the display orientation. For more

 

 

 

information, see “Changing display orientation”

 

 

on page 44.

 

 

Windows security

 

Provides the same action as pressing

 

 

CTRL+ALT+DELETE. For more information, see

 

 

“Restarting (rebooting) your convertible

 

 

notebook” on page 22.

 

 

 

Mobility center

 

Opens the Windows Mobility Center. For more

 

 

 

information about the Windows Mobility Center,

 

 

see“Using the Windows Mobility Center” in your

 

 

online User Guide.

 

 

 

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Key type

Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

 

Mode

 

 

 

Select the mode for the five-way switch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Five-way switch

 

 

 

Mode 1 (Default mode) - Controls scrolling in

 

 

 

 

 

documents and in your Internet browser as

 

 

 

 

 

follows:

 

 

 

 

Up/Down - Scrolling

 

 

 

 

Right/Left - Forward/Back (browser)

 

 

 

 

Center - Enter

 

 

 

 

Mode 2 - Controls audio and video as follows:

 

 

 

 

Up/Down - Brightness controls

 

 

 

 

Right/Left - Volume up and down

 

 

 

 

Center - Mute sound.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tablet control buttons for select models

Press the tablet control buttons to control the convertible notebook while it is in tablet mode.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Windows

 

Mode

Five-way

Screen

security

 

 

 

switch

rotation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Windows Journal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key type

Icon

Description

 

 

 

Screen rotation

 

Rotate the display orientation. For more

 

 

 

information, see “Changing display orientation”

 

 

on page 44.

 

 

Windows security

 

Provides the same action as pressing

 

 

CTRL+ALT+DELETE. For more information, see

 

 

“Restarting (rebooting) your convertible

 

 

notebook” on page 22.

 

 

 

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Key type

Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

 

Windows Journal

 

 

 

Opens Windows Journal. You can reprogramthis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

button to open another program or perform

 

 

 

 

another task. For more information, see

 

 

 

 

“Programming the Windows Journal button” on

 

 

 

 

page 32.

Mode

 

 

 

Select the mode for the five-way switch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Five-way switch

 

 

 

Mode 1 (Default mode) - Controls scrolling in

 

 

 

 

 

documents and in your Internet browser as

 

 

 

 

 

follows:

 

 

 

 

Up/Down - Scrolling

 

 

 

 

Right/Left - Forward/Back (browser)

 

 

 

 

Center - Enter

 

 

 

 

Mode 2 - Controls audio and video as follows:

 

 

 

 

Up/Down - Brightness controls

 

 

 

 

Right/Left - Volume up and down

 

 

 

 

Center - Mute sound.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Programming the Windows Journal button

You can program the Windows Journal button to perform an action other than opening Windows Journal.

To program the Windows Journal button:

1Click or tap (Start), then click or tap Control Panel. The Control Panel window opens.

2Click or tap Hardware and Sound.

3Click or tap Tablet PC Settings. The Tablet PC Settings dialog box opens.

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4Click or tap the Buttons tab.

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5Click or tap Journal Button, then click or tap Change. The Tablet Button Actions dialog box opens.

6Click or tap the arrow button to open the Press or Press and Hold list, select an action, then, if applicable, select a program.

7Click or tap OK. The Tablet Button Actions dialog box closes.

8Click or tap OK.

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Using the optional fingerprint reader

Your notebook may include a fingerprint reader that provides enhanced security and convenience. The fingerprint reader is located below the keyboard.

Features include:

Secure logon to Windows and fast user switching between user accounts

Password bank feature which records and replays passwords used in Windows and Web-based applications

A safe or folder for storing encrypted files that only a user with a matching fingerprint can access

Boot level security that requires a fingerprint authentication before the system will boot to Windows

Scrolling so you can use the fingerprint reader in place of the touchpad

Running the TouchStrip Tutorial

Before using the fingerprint reader the first time, you should run the TouchStrip Tutorial which teaches you the correct method to use the fingerprint reader.

To run the TouchStrip Tutorial:

1Click or tap (Start), All Programs, Protector Suite QL, then click or tap Fingerprint Tutorial.

2Click or tap Next to proceed through the tutorial.

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Enrolling your fingerprints

Before you can use the features of the fingerprint reader, you must enroll your fingerprints so your convertible notebook can identify you.

To enroll your fingerprints:

1Click or tap (Start), All Programs, Protector Suite QL, then click or tap User Enrollment. The Welcome screen opens.

2Click or tap Next. The Finish screen opens.

3Select one of the following options, then click or tap

Next.

Enrollment to the biometric device—Select this option to save your fingerprint to memory in the fingerprint reader. Use this option to prevent unauthorized use of your notebook even if the hard drive has been removed.

Enrollment to the hard disk—Select this option to save your fingerprint to the hard drive. If you plan to enroll more than 21 fingerprints, you must select this option.

The User Enrollment wizard opens.

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4If youwant to run the TouchStrip Tutorial, leave the Run interactive tutorial check box selected, then click or tap Next. The TouchStrip Tutorial runs. After you have completed the tutorial, the Enrollment screen appears.

-OR-

If you do not want to run the TouchStrip Tutorial, click or tap to uncheck the Run interactive tutorial check box, then click or tap Next. The Enrollment screen appears.

5Click or tap the button above the finger you are enrolling. A new box appears with three empty circles in it.

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6Swipe your finger. A sample is created and is indicated by a fingerprint icon in one of the circles.

7Repeat Step 6 two more times, then click or tap Next. The Advanced Security screen appears.

8Type apasswordinthe Backup password box, type the same password in the Retype password box, then click or tap Next.

9Click or tap Finish.

Using the Fingerprint Control Center

The Fingerprint Control Center lets the administrator of the notebook control how the fingerprint reader is used. You can:

Add new fingerprints to the database

Edit or delete fingerprints from the database

Modify how fingerprints are used for logging onto the notebook.

Modify how the fingerprint reader is used for scrolling

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To use the Fingerprint Control Center:

1Click or tap (Start), All Programs, Protector Suite QL, then click or tap Control Center. The Fingerprint Control Center opens.

2If you are logged into the notebook with administrator privileges, click or tap Elevate administrative privileges for user so you can make changes to the settings.

3Click or tap the yellow arrow in front of an option, then click or tap the option or setting you want to change.

Using the fingerprint reader features

For more information about the fingerprint reader and how to use its features, click or tap (Start), All Programs,

Protector Suite QL, then click or tap Help.

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Using the EZ Pad touchpad

The EZ Pad™ consists of a touchpad, two buttons, and a scroll zone.

Touchpad

Scroll zone

Right button

Left button

When you move your finger on the touchpad, the pointer (arrow) on the screen moves in the same direction. You can use the scroll zone to scroll through documents. Use of the scroll zone may vary from program to program.

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You can use the EZ-Pad left and right buttons below the touchpad to select objects.

Tip

You can attach a mouse to the convertible notebook or optional port replicator using a USB port. You do not need to shut down the convertible notebook to connect a USB mouse.

Tip

For instructions on how to adjust the double-click speed, pointer speed, right-hand or left-hand configuration, and other touchpad settings, see “Changing the mouse, touchpad, or pointing device settings” in your online User Guide.

Tip

You may have received your convertible notebook with the EZ Pad touchpad set to only accept clicking by using the touchpad buttons. You can change this feature to allow tapping on the touchpad to simulate clicking the left button. For more information, see “Changing the mouse, touchpad, or pointing device settings” in your online User Guide.

To...

Do this...

Move the

Move your finger

pointer on

around on the

the screen.

touchpad. If you

 

run out of space

 

andneedtomove

 

the pointer

 

farther, lift your

 

finger, move it to

 

the middle of the

 

touchpad, then

 

continue moving

 

your finger.

Select an

Position the

object on the

pointer over the

screen.

object. Quickly

 

press and release

 

the left button

 

once. This action

 

is called clicking.

Start a

Position the

program or

pointer over the

open a file or

object. Press the

folder.

left button twice

 

in rapid

 

succession. This

 

action is called

 

double-clicking.

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To...

Do this...

Access a

Position the

shortcut

pointer over the

menu or find

object. Quickly

more

press and release

information

the right button

about an

once. This action

object on the

is called

screen.

right-clicking.

Move an

Position the

object on the

pointer over the

screen.

object. Press the

 

left button and

 

hold it down,

 

then use the

 

touchpad to

 

move (drag) the

 

object to the

 

appropriate part

 

of the screen.

 

Release the

 

button to drop

 

the object where

 

you want it.

Using the display

Your convertible notebook’s screen combines the eye-soothing readability of a liquid-crystal display with the responsiveness of a pen controller. The screen provides a hard, smooth writing surface, minimizes glare, and increases readability.

Unlike other touchscreens and PDAs, your convertible notebook’s display responds only to your convertible notebook’s digital pen. Your convertible notebook will not respond to a PDA stylus or the touch of a fingertip.

Steady your hand on the display surface while writing. The pressure of your hand or fingers will not affect any open programs.

Switching from AC to battery power dims the display slightly to save battery power.

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