Gateway Convertible Tablet PC User Manual

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Gateway Convertible Tablet PC

User Guide

Contents

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

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

2 Checking Out Your Gateway Convertible Tablet PC . . . . . . . 9

Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Left . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Bottom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Keyboard area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Identifying your model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Gateway model number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Gateway serial number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Internal wireless label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Finding your specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

3 Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Installing the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Connecting the AC adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Protecting from power source problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Connecting the dial-up modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Connecting to a cable or DSL modem or to an Ethernet network . . . . . . 28 Starting your convertible tablet PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Turning on the Power on Lid Lift feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Waking up your convertible tablet PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Turning off your convertible tablet PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Restarting (rebooting) your convertible tablet PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Status indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 LED status indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Keyboard status indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

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Using the keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Key types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 System key combinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Tablet control buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Multi-function buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Using the EZ Pad touchpad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Using the display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Converting the display from notebook to tablet mode . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Changing display orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Adjusting brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Using the pen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Storing and removing the pen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Adjusting the volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 Turning your wireless radio on or off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54

4 Using Windows XP Tablet PC 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55

Using Windows XP Tablet PC 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 Using Tablet PC extensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Gestures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Pen button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Tablet Input Panel (TIP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Using speech recognition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 Adjusting tablet and pen settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Programming the buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Adjusting the Tablet PC Input Panel Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62

5 Using Drives and Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63

Changing modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 Using the DVD drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 Identifying drive types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 Inserting a CD or DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 Playing a CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 Playing a DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 Creating CDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 Using the memory card reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 Memory card types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 Inserting a memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 Using a memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 Removing a memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70

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Adding and removing a PC Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Viewing the display on a projector or monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Viewing the display on a television . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Changing from one display to another . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Connecting a video camera to your convertible tablet PC . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

6 Managing Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

Monitoring the battery charge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Recharging the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Recalibrating the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Changing batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Extending battery life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

Conserving battery power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Using alternate power sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Changing power modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

7 Upgrading Your Convertible Tablet PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

Preventing static electricity discharge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Adding or replacing memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Adding or replacing memory in the memory bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Replacing memory under the keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Replacing the hard drive kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104

8 Using the Optional Port Replicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Left . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Connecting to the port replicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Attaching to the port replicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Disconnecting from the port replicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Securing your port replicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114

9 Maintaining Your Convertible Tablet PC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

Caring for your convertible tablet PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Display screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Using the Pen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Replacing the pen point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Cleaning your convertible tablet PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Cleaning the exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Cleaning the keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Cleaning the convertible tablet PC screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

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Cleaning CDs or DVDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120 Protecting your convertible tablet PC from viruses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121 Updating Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124 Restoring your system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125 Microsoft System Restore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125 Reinstalling programs and drivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126 Restoring your convertible tablet PC to the original configuration . . .126

10 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127

Safety guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128 First steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130 Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130 Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130 CD drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130 Device installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130 Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131 DVD drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132 File management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135 Hard drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136 Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137 Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138 Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139 Memory card reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139 Modem (cable or DSL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140 Modem (dial-up) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140 Mouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144 Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144 Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145 PC Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145 Pen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146 Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146 Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147 Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149 Touchpad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149 Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150 Telephone support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151 Before calling Gateway Customer Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151 Telephone numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152 Self-help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153 Tutoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153 Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153

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Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167

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Chapter 1

Getting Help

Using the Gateway Web site

Using Help and Support

Using BigFix

Using Your Computer guide

Using online help

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Thank you for purchasing our convertible tablet PC!

You have made an excellent decision choosing Gateway. We are sure that you will be pleased with the outstanding quality, reliability, and performance of your new convertible tablet PC. Each and every Gateway convertible tablet PC uses the latest technology and passes through the most stringent quality control tests to ensure that you are provided with the best product possible.

Your new Gateway convertible tablet PC is designed to provide an exceptional balance of performance and portability. Your convertible tablet PC uses the latest chipset and mobile processor technologies to manage the processor speed and power consumption for a greater battery life experience. This design provides you with maximum performance when plugged into AC power balanced with optimized battery life when on battery power.

Please read this guide carefully to familiarize yourself with our range of services and support. We have highlighted some basic care and safety information to help you keep your convertible tablet PC in good operating condition.

Gateway stands behind our value proposition to our customers — to provide best-of-class service and support in addition to high-quality, brand-name components at affordable prices. If you ever have a problem, our knowledgeable, dedicated customer service department will provide you with fast, considerate service.

We sincerely hope that you will receive the utmost satisfaction and enjoyment from your new Gateway convertible tablet PC for years to come.

Thank you again, from all of us at Gateway.

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Gateway Web site

Gateway's online support is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week and provides the most current drivers, product specifications, tutorials, and personalized information about your convertible tablet PC. Visit the Gateway Support Web site at support.gateway.com.

Using Support

The Support site is divided into seven major areas:

Support Home

Product Support

Downloads

Customer Service

Upgrade Center

Resources

Contact Us

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Support Home

Tap or click Support Home. To view support documents for your convertible tablet PC, type your serial number in the Serial Number box, then tap or click Submit.

Tap or click the arrow button to open the Select Your Computer Product box, then tap or click Notebook Computers to access product documentation, specifications, and guides for all Gateway notebooks.

Product Support

Tap or click Product Support to view a list of all the products that Gateway supports.

Downloads

Tap or click Downloads to get the latest software updates for BIOS and driver upgrades. By entering your serial number you get drivers specific to your convertible tablet PC. Tap or click Browse All Downloads to walk through a step-by-step wizard to locate your drivers.

Customer Service

Tap or click Customer Service to view information about your account and general information about warranties and special offers.

Upgrade Center

Tap or click Upgrade Center to view and purchase upgrades for your convertible tablet PC.

Resources

Tap or click Resources to access utilities to help you manage your convertible tablet PC.

Contact Us

Tap or click Contact Us to access links to customer care with a live technician, including chat and e-mail. Tap or click Call Us to get a list of Gateway telephone numbers for both sales and support. For more information, see “Telephone support” on page 151.

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Help and Support

Help and Support

Your convertible tablet PC includes Help and Support, an easily accessible collection of help information, troubleshooters, and automated support. Use Help and Support to answer questions about Windows and to help you quickly discover and use the many features of your Gateway convertible tablet PC.

To start Help and Support:

Tap or click Start, then tap or click Help and Support. Help and Support opens.

You can find help information by tapping or clicking a link, performing a search, or browsing the index.

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Searching for a topic

To search for a topic in Help and Support, type a word or phrase (keyword) in the Search box located at the top of any Help and Support screen, then tap or click the arrow button.

For each search, you receive the following search result types:

Suggested Topics - These topics are located in Help and Support and are relevant to your search topic.

Full-text Search Matches - These topics are located in Help and Support and contain the words you entered in the Search box.

Microsoft Knowledge Base - These topics are located on the Microsoft Web site and contain the words you entered in the Search box. You must be connected to the Internet to search for and access these topics.

To view a list of your search results, tap or click the results header for the type of results you want to view.

To view a topic, tap or click the topic name in the Search Results list.

BigFix

Your convertible tablet PC may include BigFix. BigFix monitors your convertible tablet PC for problems and conflicts. It automatically gathers information about the latest bugs, security alerts, and updates from BigFix sites on the Internet. Whenever BigFix detects a problem, it alerts you by flashing the blue taskbar icon. To fix the problem, tap or click on that icon to open BigFix.

To start BigFix:

Tap or click Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, then tap or click BigFix.

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Using Your Computer guide

To learn more about using BigFix:

From the BigFix program, tap or click Help, then tap or click Tutorial.

Using Your Computer guide

In addition to this guide, the Using Your Computer guide has been included on your hard drive. The Using Your Computer guide includes information on using Windows, using the Internet, sending a fax, and changing power-saving settings as well as other topics.

To access the Using Your Computer guide:

Tap or click Start, All Programs, then tap or click Gateway Documentation.

Online help

Many programs provide information online so you can research a topic or learn how to perform a task while you are using the program. You can access most online help information by selecting a topic from a Help menu or by tapping or clicking a Help button.

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You can search for information by viewing the help contents, checking the index, searching for a topic or keyword, or browsing through the online help.

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Chapter 2

Checking Out Your Gateway

Convertible Tablet PC

Identifying features

Locating your convertible tablet PC’s model and serial number

Locating the Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity

Locating the specifications for your convertible tablet PC

Purchasing accessories

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Front

 

Modular bay

LCD panel

 

 

 

release latch

 

 

 

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

Modular bay

 

Use this bay for a DVD drive or combination DVD/CD-RW drive.

 

 

For more information, see “Changing modules” on page 64.

 

 

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 66.

 

 

Important: Your convertible tablet PC may have come with a

 

 

DVD or combination DVD/CD-RW. To order a different module,

 

 

contact Gateway.

 

 

 

LCD panel

 

Open the LCD panel by sliding the release latch.

release

 

 

 

latch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Left

Left

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kensington

PC Card

Memory card

 

 

 

Power

Speaker

lock slot

slot

reader

 

 

 

switch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IEEE 1394 port

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Microphone jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Headphone jack

 

 

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

Kensington™

 

Secure your convertible tablet PC to an object by connecting

lock slot

 

a Kensington cable lock to this slot.

 

 

 

PC Card slot

 

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

 

 

see “Adding and removing a PC Card” on page 71.

 

 

 

Memory card

 

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

reader

 

or cellular telephone into the memory card reader. For more

 

 

information, see “Using the memory card reader” on page 69.

 

 

The memory card reader supports Memory Stick®, Memory

 

 

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

IEEE 1394 port

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

port.

 

 

 

Microphone

 

Plug a microphone into this jack.

jack

 

 

 

 

 

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Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

Headphone

 

Plug amplified speakers or headphones into this jack. The

jack

 

built-in speakers are turned off when speakers or headphones

 

 

are plugged into this jack.

 

 

 

Power switch

 

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

 

 

power switch for Standby/Resume mode. For more

 

 

information on configuring the power switch mode, see

 

 

“Changing Power-Saving Settings” in Using Your Computer

 

 

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

 

 

guide, tap or click Start, All Programs, then tap or click

 

 

Gateway Documentation.

 

 

 

Speaker

 

Provides audio output when headphones or amplified

 

 

speakers are not plugged in.

 

 

 

Right

Pen

Speaker

Modem jack

Kensington

 

 

 

lock slot

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

Pen

 

Write, tap, and input directly on your convertible tablet PC’s

 

 

display using the cordless pen.

 

 

 

Speaker

 

Provides audio output when headphones or amplified

 

 

speakers are not plugged in.

 

 

 

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Back

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modem jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plug a modem cable into this jack. For more information,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

see “Connecting the dial-up modem” on page 27.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kensington™

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secure your convertible tablet PC to an object by

lock slot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

connecting a Kensington cable lock to this slot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ventilation

USB

 

 

Docking

Ethernet

 

Power

Status

fan

port

 

 

port

jack

 

connector

indicators

 

 

 

 

 

Monitor

 

 

 

 

USB

 

 

 

 

 

port

 

 

 

 

port

 

 

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

Ventilation fan

 

Helps cool internal components.

 

 

Warning: Do not work for long periods with the convertible

 

 

tablet PC resting on your lap. If the air vents are blocked, the

 

 

convertible tablet PC 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 tablet PC may overheat

 

 

resulting in unexpected shutdown or permanent damage to the

 

 

convertible tablet PC.

 

 

Caution: Provide adequate space around your convertible

 

 

tablet PC so air vents are not obstructed. Do not use the

 

 

convertible tablet PC on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar

 

 

surface.

 

 

 

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Component

Icon

 

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USB ports

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 73.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Docking port

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connect the 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 tablet PC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethernet jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plug a 10/100/1000 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 cable or DSL modem or to

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

an Ethernet network” on page 28.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plug the AC adapter cable into this connector.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

connector

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Status

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inform you of the power status or when a drive is in use. For

indicators

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

more information, see “LED status indicators” on page 33.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bottom

Bottom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

latch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

System

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery

 

 

 

 

 

 

label

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

latch

 

 

Reset

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery

hole

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

drive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bay

bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

System label

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Includes the product model number. For more information,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

see “Identifying your model” on page 18.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reset hole

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insert a straightened paper clip into this hole to manually

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

restart your convertible tablet PC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memory bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Install a memory module into this bay. For more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

information, see “Adding or replacing memory” on

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

page 91.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pen latch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slide to release the pen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery latch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slide to release the battery. For more information, see

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Changing batteries” on page 82.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Provides power when the convertible tablet PC is not

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

plugged into AC power.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hard drive bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

see “Replacing the hard drive kit” on page 104.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Keyboard area

 

 

 

 

Microphone

Tablet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

control

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

buttons/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LCD panel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keyboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

status

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

multi-function

indicators

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

buttons/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

status

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

indicators

Keyboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Touchpad

 

 

 

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

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 “Left”

 

 

on page 11 and “Back” on page 110.

 

 

 

Tablet control

 

See “Tablet control buttons” on page 41 for a description of

buttons

 

each button.

 

 

 

LCD panel

 

Inform you of the power status or when a drive is in use. For

status

 

more information, see “LED status indicators” on page 33.

indicators

 

 

 

 

 

Keyboard

 

Provides all the features of a full-sized computer keyboard. For

 

 

more information, see “Using the keyboard” on page 36.

 

 

 

Touchpad

 

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

 

 

see “Using the EZ Pad touchpad” on page 44.

 

 

 

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Keyboard area

 

 

 

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

Keyboard

 

Press these buttons to open programs assigned to them.

Multi-function

 

These buttons are set to open your default e-mail program,

buttons

 

your default Web browser, online help, and the My Computer

 

 

window. For more information, see “Multi-function buttons” on

 

 

page 43.

 

 

 

Keyboard

 

Inform you when a button has been pressed that affects how

Status

 

the keyboard is used. For more information, see “Keyboard

indicators

 

status indicators” on page 35.

 

 

 

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Identifying your model

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

Gateway model number

The label on the bottom of your convertible tablet PC contains information that identifies your convertible tablet PC model and its features. Gateway Customer Care will need this information if you call for assistance.

Gateway model number

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Finding your specifications

Gateway serial number

You can locate the Gateway serial number:

Printed on a white sticker on the bottom or back of your convertible tablet PC.

Printed on the customer invoice that came with your convertible tablet PC. The invoice also contains your customer ID number.

Internal wireless label

A label similar to the following indicates your convertible tablet PC contains a wireless communications device. The label is located on the bottom of your convertible tablet PC.

Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity

The Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity label found on the bottom of your convertible tablet PC includes the product key code for your operating system.

Finding your specifications

For more information about your convertible tablet PC, such as memory size, memory type, and hard drive size, visit Gateway’s Support site at support.gateway.com. The Support site also has links to additional Gateway documentation and detailed specifications. For more information, see “Gateway Web site” on page 3.

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Accessories

To order accessories, visit the Accessory Store at accessories.gateway.com.

Batteries and automobile/airplane power adapters

If you run your convertible tablet PC on battery power for extended periods, you may want to buy an additional battery so you can swap batteries when necessary. See “Changing batteries” on page 82 for more information about using an additional battery.

With an automobile/airplane power adapter, you can save battery power by plugging your convertible tablet PC into an automobile cigarette lighter or an airplane in-flight power receptacle.

Carrying cases

Gateway has large-capacity carrying cases if you need additional space for accessories or supplies.

Memory

Large programs, such as multimedia games or graphics programs, use a lot of memory. If your programs are running more slowly than you think they should, try adding more memory. See “Adding or replacing memory” on page 91 for more information.

Port replicators

Although you can attach devices directly to your convertible tablet PC, a port replicator lets you make all of those connections at one time. When you travel with your convertible tablet PC, you merely disconnect from the port replicator instead of unplugging all the devices.

A port replicator also provides additional ports and other expansion features not included with your convertible tablet PC. See “Using the Optional Port Replicator” on page 107 for more information about using a port replicator with your convertible tablet PC.

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Accessories

Printers

You can attach almost any type of printer to your convertible tablet PC. The most common types are inkjet and laser printers, which print in color or black and white.

Inkjet printers and cartridges are relatively inexpensive, but they are slower than laser printers. Using an inkjet color printer, you can print pictures, banners, and greeting cards, as well as documents.

Laser printers and cartridges are more expensive, but they print much faster than inkjet printers. Laser printers are better than inkjet printers when you are printing large documents.

USB flash drive

Use a USB flash drive for storing files or transferring files to another computer.

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Chapter 3

Getting Started

Installing the battery

Connecting the AC adapter

Connecting the dial-up modem

Connecting to a cable or DSL modem or to an Ethernet network

Turning your convertible tablet PC on and off

Using the status indicators

Using the keyboard, buttons, and the EZ

Pad touchpad

Using the display and pen

Adjusting the volume

Connecting to a wireless network

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Installing the battery

To install the battery:

1

2

3

Close the LCD panel.

Turn your convertible tablet PC over so the bottom is facing up.

Hold the battery label-side down and lower it into the open battery bay until the battery clicks into place.

4 Slide the battery lock to the locked position.

Connecting the AC adapter

You can run your convertible tablet PC using an AC adapter or your convertible tablet PC’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.

Important If the battery is not fully charged before you use your convertible tablet PC 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 81.

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Connecting the AC adapter

To connect the AC adapter:

1 Connect the power cord to the AC adapter.

Caution

Make sure that you use the AC adapter that came with your

 

convertible tablet PC 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 tablet PC may be damaged.

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

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3 Plug the power cord into a wall outlet. The battery charge indicator turns on (see “Status indicators” on page 33 for the location of the battery charge indicator). If the battery charge indicator does not turn on, unplug the adapter from your convertible tablet PC, then plug it back in.

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

 

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.

 

Important

 

If the battery charge indicator does not turn blue after

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

three hours, contact Gateway Customer Care at

 

 

 

support.gateway.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Protecting from power source problems

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

Warning

High voltages can enter your convertible tablet PC through

 

both the power cord and the modem connection. To protect

 

your convertible tablet PC and avoid electrical shock, use

 

a surge protector. If you have a telephone modem, use a

 

surge protector that has a modem jack. If you have a cable

 

modem, use a surge protector that has an antenna/cable

 

TV jack. During an electrical storm, unplug both the surge

 

protector and the modem.

 

 

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Connecting the dial-up modem

Connecting the dial-up modem

Your convertible tablet PC 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 telecommunications line cord.

To connect the modem:

1 Insert one end of the modem cable into the modem jack

 

 

 

 

on the

right side of your convertible tablet PC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Insert the other end of the modem cable into a telephone wall jack. The modem will not work with digital or PBX telephone lines.

3 Start your convertible tablet PC, then start your communications program.

 

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Connecting to a cable or DSL modem or to an Ethernet network

Your convertible tablet PC has a network jack that you can use to connect to a cable or DSL modem or to an Ethernet network.

To connect to a cable or DSL modem or to an Ethernet network:

1 Insert one end of the network cable into the network jack

 

 

 

on

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the back of your convertible tablet PC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

3 Start your convertible tablet PC.

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Starting your convertible tablet PC

Starting your convertible tablet PC

To start your convertible tablet PC:

1 Slide the latch on the front of your convertible tablet PC, then lift the LCD panel.

2 If you do not have the power on lid lift feature activated, slide the power switch located on the left side of your convertible tablet PC. For more information, see “Turning on the Power on Lid Lift feature” on page 30.

The power switch is preset to On/Off mode. However, you can also set it to function in Standby/Resume mode.

Tips & Tricks For more information about changing the power switch mode, see “Changing Power-Saving Settings” in Using Your Computer which has been included on your hard drive. To access this guide, tap or click Start,

All Programs, then tap or click Gateway Documentation.

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3 If you are starting your convertible tablet PC for the first time, follow the on-screen instructions to set up your convertible tablet PC.

Warning Do not work for long periods with the convertible tablet PC resting on your lap. If the air vents are blocked, the convertible tablet PC may become hot enough to harm your skin.

Caution

Provide adequate space around your convertible tablet PC

 

so air vents are not obstructed. Do not use the convertible

 

tablet PC on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface.

 

 

Turning on the Power on Lid Lift feature

The Power on Lid Lift feature turns on your convertible tablet PC whenever you open the LCD panel. Your convertible tablet PC was shipped to you with the Power on Lid Lift feature turned off.

To turn on the Power on Lid Lift feature:

1 Turn on your convertible tablet PC.

2 As soon as it starts and you see a startup screen, press F2. The BIOS Setup utility opens.

3 Open the Advanced menu.

4 Highlight Wake From Lid, then select Enabled by pressing the spacebar.

5 Open the Exit menu, then highlight Exit Saving Changes and press

ENTER.

6 Select Yes, then press ENTER.

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Turning off your convertible tablet PC

Waking up your convertible tablet PC

When you have not used your convertible tablet PC for several minutes or if you close the LCD panel without turning off your convertible tablet PC, it may enter a power-saving mode called Standby. While in Standby, the power indicator flashes.

If your convertible tablet PC is in Standby mode, press the power button to “wake” it up.

Tips & Tricks For more information about changing the power button

mode, see “Changing Power-Saving Settings” in Using Your Computer which has been included on your hard drive. To access this guide, tap or click Start,

All Programs, then tap or click Gateway Documentation.

Turning off your convertible tablet PC

To turn off your convertible tablet PC:

1 Tap or click Start, then tap or click Turn Off Computer. The Turn Off Computer dialog box opens.

2 Tap or click Turn Off. Windows shuts down and turns off your convertible tablet PC.

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

 

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Restarting (rebooting) your convertible tablet PC

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

To close unresponsive programs and restart your convertible tablet PC:

1 Press the Windows Security button . The Windows Security dialog box opens. For more information, see “Tablet control buttons” on page 41.

-OR-

Press CTRL+ALT+DEL. The Windows Security dialog box opens.

2 Tap or click Task Manager. The Windows Task Manager dialog box opens.

3 Tap or click the program that is not responding.

4 Tap or click End Task.

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

6 If your convertible tablet PC does not respond, turn it off, wait ten seconds, then turn it on again.

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

1Slide and hold the power switch for about five seconds, then release it.

2Insert a straightened paper clip into the reset hole on the bottom of your convertible tablet PC.

3Unplug the power cord and remove the battery for more than 10 seconds.

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Status indicators

As a part of the regular startup process, a program to check the disk status runs automatically. When the checks are finished, Windows starts.

Status indicators

LED status indicators

LED status indicators inform you when a drive is being used or indicate the power status of your convertible tablet PC.

 

 

Memory card reader

 

 

Disc drive

 

Battery charge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hard drive

 

 

 

 

 

Power

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Indicator

Icon

Description

 

 

 

Hard drive

 

The hard drive is in use.

 

 

 

Disc drive

 

The DVD or DVD/CD-RW drive is in use.

 

 

 

Memory card

 

The memory card reader is in use.

reader

 

 

 

 

 

Battery charge

 

The LED shows the battery activity and status.

LED blue - battery is fully charged.

LED purple - battery is charging.

LED blinking red - battery charge is very low.

LED solid red - battery is malfunctioning.

This LED only lights up when your convertible tablet PC is connected to AC power or the battery charge is very low.

Power

The LED shows your convertible tablet PC’s power status.

 

LED on - convertible tablet PC is on.

 

LED blinking - convertible tablet PC is in Standby mode.

 

LED off - convertible tablet PC is off.

 

 

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Status indicators

Keyboard status indicators

Keyboard status indicators inform you when a button has been pressed that affects how the keyboard is used.

Pad lock

Scroll lock

Caps lock

Indicator

Icon

Description

Caps Lock

 

Caps Lock is turned on.

Scroll Lock

 

Scroll Lock is turned on. For more information, see

 

 

“System key combinations” on page 38.

Pad Lock

 

Numeric keypad is turned on.

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Using the keyboard

Your convertible tablet PC 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

Navigation keys/

Volume keys

FN key Windows

Numeric

Application

Arrow keys/LCD

key

keypad

key

brightness keys

Tips & Tricks

You can attach an external keyboard to the

 

convertible tablet PC or port replicator using a USB

 

port. You do not need to shut down the convertible

tablet PC to connect a USB keyboard.

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Using the keyboard

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 38.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Volume keys

 

 

 

Press these colored keys in combination with the FN key

 

 

 

 

to increase or decrease the volume or to turn off all

 

 

 

 

sound.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

key can also be used in combination with other keys to

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

E (Explorer utility).

 

 

 

 

 

Numeric keypad

 

 

 

Use these keys to type numbers when the numeric

 

 

 

 

keypad is turned on. Press FN+PAD LOCK to turn on

 

 

 

 

the numeric keypad.

 

 

 

 

 

Application key

 

 

 

Press this key for quick access to shortcut menus and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

help assistants in Windows.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arrow keys

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

left.

 

 

 

 

 

LCD brightness

 

 

 

Press these colored keys in combination with the FN key

keys

 

 

 

to control the screen brightness.

 

 

 

 

 

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System key combinations

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

Press and hold FN, then

To...

press this system key...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 AC adapter is being

 

 

used. Press the key combination again to close this box.

 

 

 

 

 

Toggle your convertible tablet PC’s display between the

 

 

LCD, an external monitor, or both displays at the same

 

 

time. A monitor must be plugged into the monitor port

 

 

on your convertible tablet PC.

 

 

 

 

 

Enter Standby mode. Slide the power switch to leave

 

 

Standby mode. For more information, see “Changing

 

 

Power-Saving Settings” in Using Your Computer which

 

 

has been included on your hard drive. To access this

 

 

guide, tap or click Start, All Programs, then tap or click

 

 

Gateway Documentation.

 

 

 

 

 

Turn the wireless network 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. 802.11g (also known

 

 

as wireless Ethernet or Wifi) communication devices are

 

 

examples of devices that provide wireless

 

 

communication.

 

 

 

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Using the keyboard

Press and hold FN, then

To...

press this system key...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increase the LCD panel brightness above the normal

 

 

brightest setting for 255 seconds. Use this feature in

 

 

bright lighting situations, such as outside in bright

 

 

sunlight.

 

 

Press a second time to decrease the brightness below

 

 

the normal dimmest 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.

 

 

For more information, see “XtraBright/XtraDim” on

 

 

page 50.

 

 

 

 

 

Turn on Pad Lock so you can use the numeric keypad.

 

 

Press this key combination again to turn off Pad Lock.

 

 

The Pad Lock status indicator appears when this

 

 

function is turned on.

 

 

 

 

 

Pause the text scrolling in a DOS screen. Press this key

 

 

combination again to continue scrolling. The Scroll Lock

 

 

status indicator appears when this function is turned on.

 

 

 

 

(This function is only available in some programs.)

 

 

 

 

 

Pause execution of a DOS program. (This function is

 

 

only available in some programs.)

 

 

 

 

 

Stop the currently running DOS program. (This function

 

 

is only available in some programs.)

 

 

 

 

 

Increase the brightness of the display. This key

 

 

combination overrides the XtraBright/XtraDim setting.

 

 

For more information, see “Adjusting brightness” on

 

 

page 50.

 

 

 

 

 

Decrease the brightness of the display. This key

 

 

combination overrides the XtraBright/XtraDim setting.

 

 

For more information, see “Adjusting brightness” on

 

 

page 50.

 

 

 

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Press and hold FN, then

To...

press this system key...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mute the sound. Press the key combination again to

 

 

 

 

 

restore the sound. For more information, see “Adjusting

 

 

 

 

 

the volume” on page 53.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increase the volume. For more information, see

 

 

 

 

 

“Adjusting the volume” on page 53.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decrease the volume. For more information, see

 

 

 

 

 

“Adjusting the volume” on page 53.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Buttons

Buttons

Tablet control buttons

Press the tablet control buttons to control the convertible tablet PC while it is in tablet mode. The buttons have dimples so you can press them with your pen.

 

 

 

 

XtraBright/

 

 

 

 

XtraDim

 

 

Tablet input

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Screen

panel

 

Windows

rotation

 

 

 

security

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Button

Icon

Press to...

Screen rotation

 

Rotate the display orientation. For more information,

 

 

see “Changing display orientation” on page 49.

Tablet input panel

 

Open the tablet input panel.

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Button

Icon

 

Press to...

 

 

 

 

 

XtraBright/XtraDim

 

 

 

Increase the LCD panel brightness above the normal

 

 

 

 

brightest setting for 255 seconds. Use this feature in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bright lighting situations, such as outside in bright

 

 

 

 

sunlight.

 

 

 

 

Press a second time to decrease the brightness

 

 

 

 

below the normal dimmest 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.

 

 

 

 

For more information, see “XtraBright/XtraDim” on

 

 

 

 

page 50.

 

 

 

 

 

Windows security

 

 

 

Open the Windows Task Manager. Also is used for

 

 

 

 

domain authentication or logon screen.

 

 

 

 

 

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