Gateway DX430, GM5066b, GM5074b, GM5407e, GM5410e Quick Reference Guide

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Contents

Chapter 1: About This Reference. . . . . . . . . . . . 1
About this guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Accessing the online User Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Chapter 2: Checking Out Your Computer . . . . . 5
Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Chapter 3: Setting Up and Getting Started . . 11
Working safely and comfortably . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Reducing eye strain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Setting up your computer desk and chair . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Sitting at your computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Avoiding discomfort and injury from repetitive strain . 14
Preparing power connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Protecting from power source problems . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Checking the voltage selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Connecting to a broadband modem or network . . . . . . . . 16
Connecting a dial-up modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Starting your computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Waking up your computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Turning off your computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Restarting (rebooting) your computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Using the keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Premium multimedia keyboard features . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Elite multimedia keyboard features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Using the mouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Adjusting the volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Configuring the audio jacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Installing a printer, scanner, or other device . . . . . . . . . . . 28
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Chapter 4: Upgrading Your Computer . . . . . . . 29
Preventing static electricity discharge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Opening the case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Removing the side panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Removing the front bezel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Closing the case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Replacing the front bezel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Replacing the side panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Replacing the color panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Installing memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Adding or replacing an optical disc drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Replacing the memory card reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Adding or replacing a hard drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Replacing the heat sink and processor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Adding or replacing an expansion card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Replacing the system battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Replacing the system board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Chapter 5: Maintaining Your Computer. . . . . . 53
Setting up a maintenance schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Caring for your computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Cleaning your computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Cleaning the exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Cleaning the keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Cleaning the monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Cleaning the mouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Cleaning optical discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Updating Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Using BigFix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Managing hard drive space . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Checking hard drive space . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Deleting unnecessary files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Checking the hard drive for errors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Defragmenting the hard drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Backing up files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Scheduling maintenance tasks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Moving from your old computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
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Moving with Windows Easy Transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Moving files and settings manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Chapter 6: Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Safety guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
First steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Add-in cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
CD or DVD drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Diskette drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
DVD drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Ethernet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
File management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Hard drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Media Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Memory card reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Modem (cable or DSL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Modem (dial-up) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Mouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Recovering your system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Recovering pre-installed software and drivers . . . . . . . 92
Using Microsoft System Restore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Recovering your system to its factory condition . . . . 101
Recovering your system using the Windows DVD . . . 102
Telephone support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Before calling Gateway Customer Care . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Telephone numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
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Self-help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Tutoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Chapter 7: Legal Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
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CHAPTER1

About This Reference

About this guide
Accessing the 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 computer. Some illustrations in this guide may look different than your computer because hardware options and port locations may vary. For all other computer information, see the online User Guide.

For more information

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

Accessing the online User Guide

In addition to this guide, the User Guide has been included on your hard drive. The 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
Controlling audio and video settings
Using the Internet
Protecting your files
Playing and recording media
Maintaining

To access the User Guide:

Click (Start), All Programs, then click Gateway
Documentation.
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Gateway contact information

The label on the side of your computer case contains information that identifies your computer model and serial number. Gateway Customer Care will need this information if you call for assistance.
Serial number

Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity

The Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity label found on the back or side of your computer includes the product key code for your operating system. If you ever reinstall Windows from the installation DVD, you will need to enter these numbers to activate Windows.
Technical Support telephone number
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Front
Back
CHAPTER2
Checking Out Your
Computer
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Front

CHAPTER 2: Checking Out Your Computer
Memory card reader
DVD/CD drive
IEEE 1394/
FireWire™ port
Diskette drive (optional)
Headphone jack
Microphone jack
Power button/ power indicator
USB ports
DVD/CD drive (optional)
Video jack (optional)
Audio left jack (optional)
Audio right jack (optional)
Component Icon Description
Memory card reader
DVD/CD drive Use this drive to listen to audio CDs, install
Insert a memory card from a digital camera, MP3 player, PDA, cellular telephone, or other device into the memory card reader.
games and programs, watch DVDs, and store large files onto recordable discs (depending on drive type). This drive may be a CD, recordable CD, DVD, recordable DVD, Blu-ray, or HD DVD drive. For more information about your drive, see the online User Guide.
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Component Icon Description
IEEE 1394/ FireWire™ port
Diskette drive (optional)
Headphone jack Plug powered, analog front speakers, an
Microphone jack Plug a microphone into this jack. This jack is
Power button/power indicator
USB ports Plug USB (Universal Serial Bus) devices (such
Video, Audio left, and Audio right jacks (optional)
Plug IEEE 1394 (also known as Firewire™) devices (such as a digital camcorder) into these 6-pin IEEE 1394 ports.
Use this drive to read from and write to 3.5" diskettes.
external amplifier, or headphones into this jack. This jack is color-coded green.
color-coded pink.
Press this button to turn the power on or off. You can also configure the power button to operate in Standby/Resume mode or Hibernate mode. The power indicator lights when the computer is turned on.
as a USB external drive, printer, scanner, camera, keyboard, or mouse) into these ports.
Connect your video camera to these jacks.
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Back

Important
Your computer’s hardware options and port locations may vary from this
illustration.
Voltage switch
Power connector
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Case cover thumbscrew
PS/2 keyboard port
Monitor (VGA) port
IEEE 1394/FireWire™ port
USB ports
S/PDIF jack (optional)
Microphone jack
Headphone/front
speaker jack
TV tuner
(optional)
Wireless network antenna (optional)
Wireless network antenna connectors (optional)
PS/2 mouse port
Parallel port
Ethernet (network) jack Center/subwoofer jack
Surround L/R speaker jack Audio in/side speaker jack
Case cover thumbscrew Video card (optional)
Modem (line) jack
Tel ep hone jack
Component Icon Description
Voltage switch The switch is preset at the factory. Make
sure that this is set to the correct voltage for your area.
Power connector Plug the power cord into this connector.
PS/2 keyboard port Plug a PS/2 keyboard into this port.
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Component Icon Description
Monitor (VGA) port Plug a VGA (blue connector) monitor cable
IEEE 1394/ FireWire™ port
USB ports Plug USB (Universal Serial Bus) devices
S/PDIF output jack (optional)
Microphone jack (pink plug)
Headphone/analog speakers jack (green plug)
-OR­Front speakers jack
into this port.
Plug IEEE 1394 (also known as Firewire™) devices (such as a digital camcorder) into this 6-pin IEEE 1394 port. For more information, see “Installing a printer,
scanner, or other device” on page 28.
(such as a USB Iomega™ Zip™ drive, printer, scanner, camera, keyboard, or mouse) into these ports. For more information, see “Installing a printer,
scanner, or other device” on page 28.
Plug an optical cable from an amplifier or entertainment system into this jack for digital sound.
Plug a microphone into this jack.
This jack is user configurable for one of the following: Headphone: Plug headphones or amplified speakers into this jack (Default). Stereo out: Plug your front left and right speakers into this jack. For more information, see “Configuring the
audio jacks” on page 27.
TV tuner (optional) Plug a video tuner or antenna into this
Wireless network antenna (optional) and connectors
Case thumbscrew Remove this screw before opening the
PS/2 mouse port Plug a PS/2 mouse into this port.
Parallel port Plug a parallel device (such as a pri nter)
optional jack.
Connect this antenna to your wireless network antenna card (optional).
case.
into this port.
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Component Icon Description
Ethernet (network) jack
Center/subwoofer jack (orange plug) (optional)
Surround L/R speaker jack (black plug)
Audio in/side speaker jack (blue plug)
-OR­Side speaker jack
Video card (optional) Plug a VGA (blue connector) or DVI (white
Plug an Ethernet network cable or a device (such as a DSL or cable modem for a broadband Internet connection) into this jack. For more information, see “Learning about the Internet” in the online User Guide.
Plug your center speaker and subwoofer into this jack. For more information, see “Configuring the
audio jacks” on page 27.
Plug your rear right and left speakers into this jack. For more information, see “Configuring the
audio jacks” on page 27.
This jack is user configurable for one of the following: Stereo in: Plug an external audio input source (such as a stereo) into this jack so you can record sound on your computer (Default). Stereo out: Plug your side left and right speakers into this jack. For more information, see “Configuring the
audio jacks” on page 27.
connector) monitor into a port on this card, if installed.
Modem jack (optional)
Telephone jack (optional)
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Plug a modem cable into this jack. For more information, see “Connecting a dial-up
modem” on page 16.
Plug the cord from your telephone into this jack.
CHAPTER3
Setting Up and Getting
Started
Working safely and comfortably
Preparing power connections
Connecting to a broadband modem or
network
Connecting a dial-up modem
Starting your computer
Turning off your computer
Restarting (rebooting) your computer
Using the keyboard
Using the mouse
Adjusting the volume
Configuring the audio jacks
Installing a printer, scanner, or other device
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Working safely and comfortably

Before using your computer, 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, and the top of the screen is no higher than eye leve.
Place your feet flat on the floor or on a footrest.
Keep ventilation openings clear of obstructions.
Top of screen is not higher than eye level
Hands and arms are
parallel to the floor
Screen is perpendicular to your line of sight
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Reducing eye strain

Sunlight or bright indoor lighting should not reflect on the monitor screen or shine directly into your eyes.
Position the computer desk and screen so you can avoid
glare on your screen and light shining directly into your eyes. Reduce glare by installing shades or curtains on windows, and by installing a glare screen filter.
Use soft, indirect lighting in your work area. Do not use
your computer in a dark room.
Set paper holders at the same height and distance as
the monitor.
Avoid focusing your eyes on your computer screen for
long periods of time. Every 10 or 15 minutes, look around the room, and try to focus on distant objects.

Setting up your computer desk and chair

When you are setting up your computer desk and chair, make sure that the desk is the 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.
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Sitting at your computer

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 elbows form right angles when you work.
Take breaks to stand and stretch your legs.
Avoid twisting your torso or neck.

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.

Preparing power connections

Protecting from power source problems

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High voltages can enter your computer through both the power cord and the modem connection. Protect your computer by using 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.
During a power surge, the voltage level of electricity coming into your computer can increase to far above normal levels and cause data loss or system damage. Protect your computer and peripheral devices by connecting them to a surge protector, which absorbs voltage surges and prevents them from reaching your computer.
An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) supplies battery power to your computer during a power failure. Although you cannot run your computer for an extended period of time with a UPS, a UPS lets you run your computer long enough to save your work and shut down your computer normally.
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Checking the voltage selection

Caution
If you set the voltage selection switch incorrectly, your system will be damaged. Make sure this switch is set correctly for your location before turning on your computer. In the United States, the utility power is supplied at a nominal 115 volts at 60 Hz. The power supply should always be set to this when your computer is operating in the United States. In other areas of the world, such as Europe, the utility power is supplied at 230 volts at 50 Hz. If your computer is operating in an environment such as this, the voltage switch should be moved to 230.
The power supply, a component built into your computer, provides power to the system board, add-in cards, and peripheral devices. The power supply’s voltage selection for your location is typically set at the factory, but you can change it to match the electrical service available in your usage area (such as while in another country). Use the power selection switch on the back of your computer to set the voltage to 115V or 230V.
To set the voltage selection switch:
1 Disconnect your computer’s power cable. 2 Use a tool such as an opened paper clip to slide the
voltage selection switch to the correct voltage position. The switch is located on the back of your computer, near the power cable connector. To see its location, see
“Back” on page 8.
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Connecting to a broadband modem or network

Important
Your computer may be equipped with a built-in Ethernet (network) jack. For information about setting up a wired or wireless Ethernet network, see the online User Guide.
You can connect your computer to a cable or DSL modem or to a wired Ethernet network.
To connect to a broadband modem or to an Ethernet
network:
1 Insert one end of the network cable into the network
jack on the back of your computer. To see its location, see “Back” on page 8.
2 Insert the other end of the network cable into a cable
modem, DSL modem, or network jack.

Connecting a dial-up modem

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To reduce the risk of fire, use only No. 26 AWG or larger telecommunications line cord.
Your computer may have a 56K modem that you can use with a standard telephone line to connect to the internet or fax documents.

To connect the modem:

1 Insert one end of the modem cable into the modem
jack on the modem at the back of your computer. To see its location, see “Back” on page 8.
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 If you want, you can connect a telephone to the PHONE
jack on the modem on the back of your computer.
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Starting your computer

To start your computer:

1 Connect the power, network, mouse, keyboard, and
monitor cables to your computer according to the setup poster.
2 Press the power button on the front of your computer.
If your computer does not turn on, check the power cable connections.
Important
Your computer has a built-in, variable-speed fan. In addition, your computer uses a powerful processor which produces heat and has its own cooling fan. Both the system fan and processor fan can run at different speeds at times to ensure correct system cooling. You may notice an increase in the fan noise when the fan is running at high speed and a decrease in the fan noise when it switches to normal speed.
3 If you are starting your computer for the first time,
follow the on-screen instructions to select the language and time zone and to create your first user account.
4 Attach and turn on any USB or audio peripheral devices,
such as printers, scanners, and speakers. If you need to attach a peripheral device to the parallel or serial ports, turn off your computer first. See the documentation that came with each device for its setup instructions.
5 To open your computer’s main menu, click (Start).
From that menu, you can run programs and search for files. For more information on using your computer’s menus, see “Using Windows Vista” and “Customizing Windows” in the online User Guide.

Waking up your computer

Tip
For more information about changing the power button mode, see the
“Customizing Windows” chapter in the online User Guide.
When you have not used your computer for several minutes, it may enter a power-saving mode called Sleep. While in Sleep mode, the power indicator on the power button flashes.
If your computer is in Sleep mode, move the mouse, press a key on the keyboard, or press the power button to “wake” it up.
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Turning off your computer

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When you turn off your computer, certain components in the power supply and system board remain energized. In order to remove all electrical power from your computer, unplug the power cord and modem cable from the wall outlets. We recommend disconnecting the power cord and modem cable when your computer will not be used for long periods.
Important
If for some reason you cannot use the Shut Down option in Windows to turn off your computer, press and hold the power button for about five seconds, then release it.
Putting your computer into Sleep mode is the easiest way to power down your computer. Although it does not turn your computer completely off, it does turn off or slow down most system operations to save power, and saves your desktop layout so the next time you restore power, the programs are laid out just as you left them. Waking your computer from a Sleep state is much faster than turning on your computer after it has been turned completely off.

To put your computer to sleep:

1 Click (Start), then click (power). The
computer saves your session and partially shuts down to save power.
2 To “wake” your computer, press a key on the keyboard
or press the power button.
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To turn off your computer:

1 Click (Start), click the arrow next to the lock icon,
then click Shut Down.
The computer turns off.
2 To completely disconnect all power (such as for
servicing internal components), also disconnect the power cord.
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Restarting (rebooting) your computer

If your computer does not respond to keyboard or mouse input, you may need to restart (reboot) your computer.

To restart your computer:

1 Click (Start), click the arrow next to the lock icon,
then click Restart. Your computer turns off, then turns on again.
2 If your computer does not turn off, press and hold the
power button until the computer turns off (about five seconds), then press it again to turn the computer back on.
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Using the keyboard

Premium multimedia keyboard features

The keyboard has several different types of keys and buttons. Your keyboard also has status indicators that show which keyboard feature is active.
Function keys
Editing buttons Internet buttons Audio playback buttons Internet buttons
Windows keys
Application key Directional keys Numeric keypad
Navigation keys
Indicators
Feature Icon Description
Editing buttons Press these buttons to copy, cut, and paste.
Function keys Press these keys to start program actions. Each
Internet buttons Press these buttons to launch your Internet
program uses different function keys for different purposes. See the program documentation to find out more about the function key actions.
home page, search, or e-mail programs.
Audio playback buttons
Navigation keys Press these keys to move the cursor to the
Press these buttons to play your audio files and to adjust the volume.
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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Feature Icon Description
Indicators Show if your NUM LOCK, CAPS LOCK, or
Windows keys Press one of these keys to open the Windows
Application key Press this key to access shortcut menus and help
Directional keys Press these keys to move the cursor up, down,
Numeric keypad Press these keys to type numbers when the
SCROLL LOCK keys are activated. Press the corresponding key to activate the function.
Start menu. These keys can also be used in combination with other keys to open utilities like F (Find/Search), R (Run), and E (Computer).
assistants in Windows.
right, or left.
numeric keypad (NUM LOCK) is turned on.

Elite multimedia keyboard features

The keyboard has several different types of keys and buttons. Your keyboard also has status indicators that show which keyboard feature is active.
Sleep button Internet buttons
Function keys
Audio playback
buttons
Indicators
Windows keys Application key Numeric keypad
Navigation keys
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Feature Icon Description
Sleep button Press this button to activate your computer’s
Function keys Press these keys to start program actions.
Application buttons Press these buttons to launch your Internet
Audio playback buttons
Indicators Show if your NUM LOCK, CAPS LOCK, or
Windows keys Press one of these keys to open the Windows
Application key Press this key to access shortcut menus and
Editing buttons Press these buttons to copy, cut, and paste.
Sleep (power-saving) mode.
Each program uses different function keys for different purposes. See the program documentation to find out more about the function key actions.
home page, search for files, or launch the calculator program.
Press these buttons to play your audio files and to adjust the volume.
SCROLL LOCK keys are activated. Press the corresponding key to activate the function.
Start menu. These keys can also be used in combination with other keys to open utilities like F (Find/Search), R (Run), and E (Computer).
help assistants in Windows.
Navigation keys Press these keys to move the cursor to the
Numeric keypad Press these keys to type numbers when 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. Press the arrow keys to move the cursor.
numeric keypad (NUM LOCK) is turned on.
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Using the mouse

Scroll wheel
Left button
The mouse is a device that controls the pointer movement on the computer display. This illustration shows the standard mouse.
As you move the mouse, the pointer (arrow) on the display moves in the same direction.
Right button
You can use the left and right buttons on the mouse to select objects on the display.
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You can use the scroll wheel on the mouse to move through a document. This feature is not available in all programs.
To... Do this...
Move the pointer on the computer display
Select an object on the computer display
Start a program or open a file or folder
Access a shortcut menu or find more information about an object on the display.
Move an object on the computer display.
Move the mouse around. If you reach the edge of your mouse pad and need to move the mouse farther, lift the mouse and place it in the middle of the mouse pad, then continue moving the mouse.
Position the pointer over the object. Quickly press and release the left mouse button. This is called clicking.
Position the pointer over the object. Quickly press and release the left mouse button twice. This is called double-clicking.
Position the pointer over the object. Quickly press and release the right mouse button once. This is called right-clicking.
Position the pointer over the object. Press the left mouse button and hold it down. Move (drag) the object to the appropriate part of the computer display. Release the button to drop the object where you want it. This is called clicking and dragging.
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For more information about how to adjust the double-click speed, pointer speed, right-hand or left-hand configuration, and other mouse settings, see the “Customizing Windows” chapter in the online User Guide. For instructions on how to clean the mouse, see “Cleaning the mouse” on page 57.
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