Gateway C-58510 Quick Reference Guide

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CONVERTIBLE NOTEBOOK

REFERENCEGUIDE

®

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

Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Left . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Bottom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Keyboard area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Chapter 3: Setting Up and Getting Started . . 15

Working safely and comfortably . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Reducing eye strain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Setting up your computer desk and chair . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Sitting at your convertible notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Avoiding discomfort and injury from repetitive strain . 18

Connecting the AC adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Protecting from power source problems . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Connecting the dial-up modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Connecting to a broadband modem or network . . . . . . . . 21 Starting your convertible notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Waking up your convertible notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Turning off your convertible notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Restarting (rebooting) your convertible notebook . . . . . . . 25 Using the status indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Using the keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Key types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

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System key combinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Using the tablet control buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Using the fingerprint reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Running the TouchStrip Tutorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Enrolling your fingerprints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Using the Fingerprint Control Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Using the fingerprint reader features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Using the EZ Pad touchpad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Using the fingerprint reader as a touchpad . . . . . . . . . 41 Using the display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Converting from notebook to tablet mode . . . . . . . . . . 42 Changing display orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Adjusting brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Using the digital pen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Storing and removing the digital pen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Pen alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Using the touch sensitive screen feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Adjusting the volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Turning your wireless radio on or off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 IEEE 802.11 wireless network radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Bluetooth radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Chapter 4: Using Drives and Accessories. . . . . 55

Using the DVD drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Identifying drive types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Using a CD or DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Using the memory card reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Memory card types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Inserting a memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Using a memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Removing a memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Adding and removing a PC Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Using a port replicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Installing a printer or other peripheral device . . . . . . . . . . 61 Connecting a USB device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Connecting an IEEE 1394 device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Viewing the display on a projector or monitor . . . . . . . . . . 63

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Adjusting the display properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Using the projector or monitor for a presentation . . . . 66 Ordering accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Chapter 5: Managing Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Monitoring the battery charge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Recharging the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Changing the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Replacing the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Recalibrating the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Getting the most from your battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Maximizing battery performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Conserving battery power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Using alternate power sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Changing power modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Changing convertible notebook power settings . . . . . . . . . 76 Changing the power plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Changing advanced settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

Chapter 6: Traveling with Your Notebook . . . 81

Packing your convertible notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Traveling by air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Dial-up modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Radio frequency wireless connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Additional tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

Chapter 7: Maintaining Your Notebook . . . . . 87

Caring for your convertible notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Display screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Digital pen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Cleaning your convertible notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Cleaning the exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Cleaning the keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Cleaning the convertible notebook screen . . . . . . . . . . 91 Maintaining the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

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Storing batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . 92

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

. . . . . 93

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

. . . . 93

Recovering pre-installed software and drivers . . .

. . . . 94

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

. . . 101

Recovering your system to its factory condition

. . . . 103

Recovering your system using the Windows DVD

. . . 105

Chapter 8: Upgrading Your Notebook . . . . . . 107

Preventing static electricity discharge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Adding or replacing memory modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Replacing the hard drive kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112

Chapter 9: Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117

Safety guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 First steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Digital pen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Diskette drive (external) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 DVD drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Ethernet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 File management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Fingerprint reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Hard drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Media Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 Memory card reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Modem (cable or DSL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Modem (dial-up) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Mouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Networks (wired) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Networks (wireless) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139

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PC Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Pointing device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Status indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Touchpad or pointing device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143

Telephone support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Before calling Gateway Customer Care . . . . . . . . . . . . 143

Appendix A: Legal Information . . . . . . . . . . . . 145

Index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155

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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

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CHAPTER 1: About This Reference

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.

Microsoft Certificate of

Authenticity

The Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity label found on the bottomofyourconvertible 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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CHAPTER2

Checking Out Your Notebook

Top

Front

Left

Right

Back

Bottom

Keyboard area

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Top

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Missing pen indicator

 

Power indicator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery charge indicator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Component Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Missing pen

 

LED on and missing pen alarm sounding or LED blinking

 

indicator

 

 

- Pen is not in the pen holder while the convertible

 

 

 

 

 

notebook is turned off. For more information, see “Pen

 

 

 

 

 

alarm” on page 47.

 

 

 

 

LED off - Pen is in place in the pen holder or pen has been

 

 

 

 

 

removed while the convertible notebook is turned on.

Battery

 

 

LED blue - Battery is fully charged.

charge

 

 

 

LED purple - Battery is charging.

 

 

 

indicator

LED blinking red - Battery charge is very low.

 

 

 

 

LED solid red - Battery is malfunctioning.

 

 

 

 

Important: This LED only lights up when your notebook is

 

 

 

 

connected to AC power or the battery charge is very low.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power

 

LED on - Notebook is on.

 

indicator

 

LED blinking - Notebook is in Sleep or Hybrid Sleep mode.

 

 

 

 

LED off - Notebook is off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Front

 

 

LCD panel release latch

 

 

 

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

LCD panel release

 

Press to open the LCD panel.

latch

 

 

 

 

 

Left

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monitor port

 

 

 

 

Digital pen

Ventilation fan

 

 

 

Memory card reader

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Docking

 

port

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PC Card slot

 

 

 

 

 

Ethernet

jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ventilation fan

 

Helps cool internal components.

 

 

 

Warning: Do not work with the convertible

 

 

 

notebook restingonyour 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.

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Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monitor port

 

 

 

 

Plug an analog VGA monitor or projector into

 

 

 

 

 

this port. For more information, see “Viewing

 

 

 

 

 

the display on a projector or monitor” on

 

 

 

 

 

page 63.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Ethernet jack

 

 

 

 

Plug an Ethernet network cable into this jack.

 

 

 

 

 

Plug the other end of the cable into a cable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

modem, DSL modem, or an Ethernet network

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

jack. For more information, see “Connecting to

 

 

 

 

 

a broadband modem or network” on page 21.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PC Card slot

 

 

 

 

Insert one Type II PC Card into this slot. For

 

 

 

 

 

more information, see “Adding and removing a

 

 

 

 

 

PC Card” on page 59.

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 58.

 

 

 

 

 

The memory card reader supports Memory

 

 

 

 

 

Stick®, Memory Stick Pro®, Mini Secure

 

 

 

 

 

Digital®, MultiMediaCard™,

 

 

 

 

 

RS-MultiMediaCard™, and Secure Digital™

 

 

 

 

 

cards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Digital pen

 

 

 

 

Write, tap, and input directly on your

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

convertible notebook’s display using the digital

 

 

 

 

 

pen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Right

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IEEE 1394 port USB

 

ports

 

 

Headphone jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DVD

drive

Microphone

jack

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

USB ports

 

 

 

Plug USB devices (such as a diskette drive, flash

 

 

 

 

drive, printer, scanner, camera, keyboard, or

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mouse) into these ports.

 

 

 

 

 

DVD drive

 

 

 

Insert CDs or DVDs into this drive. For more

 

 

 

 

information, see “Using the DVD drive” on

 

 

 

 

page 56. To determine the type of drive in your

 

 

 

 

notebook, examinethedrivetray’splasticcover

 

 

 

 

and compare the logo to those listed in

 

 

 

 

“Identifying drive types” on page 56.

Microphone jack

 

 

 

Plug a microphone into this jack. The built-in

 

 

 

 

array microphones (see “Keyboard area” on

 

 

 

 

page 12) are turned off while an external

 

 

 

 

microphone is connected.

 

 

 

 

 

Headphone jack

 

 

 

Plugamplified speakers or headphones into this

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

jack. The built-in speakers are turned off when

 

 

 

 

speakers or headphones are plugged into this

 

 

 

 

jack.

 

 

 

 

 

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Back

Kensington lock slot

Modem jack

Power connector

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modem jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

information, see “Connecting the dial-up modem”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

on page 20.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plug the AC adapter cable into this connector.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

connector

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kensington™

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secure your convertible notebook to an object by

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lock slot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

connecting a Kensington cable lock to this slot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bottom

Battery lock

Battery

Battery latch

DVD drive

 

 

 

 

 

Customer

 

 

 

 

 

Memory

care label

 

 

 

 

bay

Hard drive bay

Component

Icon

 

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hard drive

 

 

 

 

 

The hard drive is located in this bay. For more

 

 

 

 

bay

 

 

 

 

 

information, see “Replacing the hard drive kit” on

 

 

 

 

 

 

page 112.

 

 

 

 

 

Customer

 

 

 

 

 

Includes the Customer Care contact information. For

Care label

 

 

 

 

 

more information, see “Gateway contact information”

 

 

 

 

 

 

on page 3.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DVD drive

 

 

 

 

 

Insert CDs or DVDs into this drive. For more

 

 

 

 

 

 

information, see “Using the DVD drive” on page 56. To

 

 

 

 

 

 

determine the type of drive in your notebook,

 

 

 

 

 

 

examine the drive tray’s plastic cover and compare

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

page 56.

Battery lock

 

 

 

 

 

Slide to unlock the battery. For more information, see

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Changing the battery” on page 71.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery

 

 

 

 

 

Provides power when the convertible notebook is not

 

 

 

 

 

 

plugged into AC power.

Battery latch

 

 

 

 

 

Slide to release the battery. For more information, see

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Changing the battery” on page 71.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memory bay

 

 

 

 

 

Install a memory module into this bay. For more

 

 

 

 

 

 

information, see “Adding or replacing memory

 

 

 

 

 

 

modules” on page 109.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Keyboard area

Tablet control buttons/ Microphone

Microphone

Ambient light sensor

 

 

Status indicators

 

 

 

Power button

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tablet control buttons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fingerprint

Speaker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

reader

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keyboard

 

 

 

Touchpad

 

 

 

 

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

Keyboard

 

 

Provides all the features of a full-sized, computer

 

 

 

keyboard. For more information, see “Using the

 

 

 

keyboard” on page 28.

Speakers

 

 

Provide audio output when headphones or amplified

 

 

 

speakers are not plugged in.

 

 

 

 

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 78.

 

 

 

 

Tablet control

 

 

See “Using the tablet control buttons” on page 32 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 26.

 

 

 

 

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Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

Microphones

 

Record audio through these array microphones. The

 

 

built-in microphones are turned off while an external

 

 

microphone is connected. For the location of your

 

 

microphone jack, see “Right” on page 9.

 

 

 

Ambient light

 

Automatically adjusts the display brightness based on

sensor

 

the available light. For more information, see “Using

 

 

the ambient light sensor” on page 45.

Fingerprint

 

Provides enhanced security. For more information, see

reader

 

“Using the fingerprint reader” on page 34

 

 

 

Touchpad

 

Provides all the functionality of a mouse. For more

 

 

information, see “Using the EZ Pad touchpad” on

 

 

page 39.

 

 

 

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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 fingerprint reader

Using the EZ Pad touchpad

Using the display

Using the digital pen

Using the touch sensitive screen feature

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.

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 battery. The battery was shipped to you partially charged. You should use the

AC adapter right away to fully charge the battery. Allow three hours for the battery 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 battery is 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 battery may need to be recalibrated. For information on recalibrating the battery, see “Recalibrating the battery” on page 72.

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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 “Top” on page 6 and “Using the status indicators” on page 26 for the location of the battery charge indicator). If the battery charge indicator doesnot turn on,complete the following steps until it turns on:

aUnplugtheadapterfromyourconvertiblenotebook, then plug it back in.

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

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.

Tip

For the location of the network jack on an optional port replicator, see the port replicator user guide.

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

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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.

To start your convertible notebook:

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

2Press the powerbuttonlocatedat the bottomof the LCD panel.

Tip

For more information about changing the power button mode, see “Changing advanced settings” on page 78.

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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, speakers, and port replicators.

Tip

For more information about connecting peripheral devices, see “Installing a printer or other peripheral device” on page 61.

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.

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 75.

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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 75.

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.

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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, touch screen, 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 . For more information, see “Using the tablet control buttons” on page 32.

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 battery 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.

Battery charge

Drive

Wireless network

Num lock

Caps lock

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Indicator

Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Wireless

LED on - Optional wireless IEEE 802.11

network

 

radio is turned on.

 

 

LED off - Optional wireless IEEE 802.11

 

 

 

radio is turned off.

 

 

 

 

Caps lock

 

LED on - Caps lock is turned on.

 

 

A

LED off - Caps lock is turned off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Num lock

LED on - Numeric keypad is turned on.

1

LED off - Numeric keypad is turned off.

 

 

 

 

Drive

 

LED blinking - The hard drive is in use.

 

 

 

LED off - The hard drive is not in use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Using the keyboard

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.

Function keys/ System keys

FN key

Numeric keypad Application key

Arrow keys/

Navigation keys

Windows 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 F11

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Important: PressFN +F11 toinput

 

 

 

 

F12.

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 30.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WindowsStart 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

To...

FN, then press

 

this system key...

 

 

 

 

Toggle the status indicators on or off. For

 

 

 

 

 

 

more information, see “Using the status

 

 

 

indicators” on page 26.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 76.

 

 

 

 

Toggle the notebook display in the following order:

The LCD

An external monitor or projector (a monitor or projector must be plugged into the monitor port on your notebook)

Both displays at the same time

For more information, see “Viewing the display on a projector or monitor” on page 63.

Turn the optional Bluetooth radio on or off. 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.

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Press and hold

To...

FN, then press

 

this system key...

Increase the LCD panel brightness above -+ 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.

Decrease volume. For more information, see “Adjusting the volume” on page 50.

Increase volume. For more information, see “Adjusting the volume” on page 50.

Mute the sound. Press the key combination again to restore the sound. For more information, see “Adjusting the volume” on page 50.

Increase the brightness of the display.

Decrease the brightness of the display.

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Using the tablet control buttons

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wireless network

 

 

Windows

 

security

 

Mobility

 

center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Screen

 

rotation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Button

Icon

 

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Windows

 

 

 

 

Provides the same action as pressing

 

 

 

 

security

 

 

 

 

CTRL+ALT+DELETE. For more

 

 

 

 

 

information, see “Restarting

 

 

 

 

 

(rebooting) your convertible

 

 

 

 

 

notebook” on page 25.

Screen

 

 

 

 

Rotate the display orientation. For

rotation

 

 

 

 

more information, see “Changing

 

 

 

 

 

display orientation” on page 44.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mobility

 

 

 

 

Opens the Windows Mobility Center.

 

 

 

 

center

 

 

 

 

For more information about the

 

 

 

 

 

Windows Mobility Center, see “Using

 

 

 

 

 

the Windows Mobility Center” in your

 

 

 

 

 

online User Guide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Button

Icon

Description

 

 

 

Wireless

 

Turn the optional IEEE 802.11 wireless

network

 

network radio and optional Bluetooth

 

 

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

 

 

wirelessdevicestobeturnedoffwhile

 

 

traveling in an airplane. IEEE 802.11

 

 

communication devices are examples

 

 

of devices that provide wireless

 

 

communication.

 

 

 

OK (located

 

Performs thesame action as theENTER

 

next to

 

key on the keyboard.

fingerprint

 

 

reader)

 

 

Back (located

 

Performs the same action as the Back

next to

 

button in an Internet browser.

fingerprint

 

 

reader)

 

 

 

 

 

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Using the fingerprint reader

Your notebook includes a fingerprint reader that provides enhanced security and convenience. The fingerprint reader is located near the bottom of the LCD panel.

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 while the convertible notebook is in tablet mode.

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 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. For more information, see “Running the TouchStrip Tutorial” on page 34. 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 will be 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.

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Using the Fingerprint Control Center

The Fingerprint Control Center lets the administrator of the convertible 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 convertible notebook.

Modify how the fingerprint reader is used for scrolling.

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 convertible notebook with administrator privileges, click or tap Elevate administrative privilages 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 and two buttons.

Touchpad

Left button

Right button

When you move your finger on the touchpad, the pointer (arrow) on the screen moves in the same direction.

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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 fingerprint reader as a touchpad

When the convertible notebook is in tablet mode (see “Converting from notebook to tablet mode” on page 42), the LCD screen covers the touchpad. You can use the fingerprint reader to move the mouse pointer just as you would use the touchpad.

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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.

Your convertible notebook’s display responds to your convertible notebook’s digital pen, 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.

Converting from notebook to tablet mode

You can convert the display from notebook to tablet mode with the convertible notebook turned on or off.

Important

Although you can use the digital pen to write on the screen when the convertible notebook is in notebook mode, for best results and maximum stability, only write on the screen while the convertible notebook is in tablet mode.

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