Gateway M360, and 6000 Series, M365 User Manual

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HARDWARE REFERENCE

Gateway Notebook

Contents

Chapter 1: About this reference. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

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

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

Identifying features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Left . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Bottom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Keyboard area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Connecting the AC adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Protecting from power source problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Connecting the dial-up modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Connecting to a cable or DSL modem or to an Ethernet network . . . . . . . . 14 Starting your notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Waking up your notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Turning off your notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Restarting (rebooting) your notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Using the status indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Using the keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Key types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 System key combinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Using the EZ Pad touchpad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Adjusting the volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Turning your wireless radio on or off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Using the DVD drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Identifying drive types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Inserting a CD or DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Using the memory card reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Memory card types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Inserting a memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Using a memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Removing a memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Adding and removing a PC Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Changing batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Recalibrating the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Ordering accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

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Chapter 3: Maintaining and Upgrading Your Notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31

Preventing static electricity discharge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Adding or replacing memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Replacing the DVD drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Replacing the hard drive kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Replacing the keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40

Removing the keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Installing the keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43

Appendix A: Safety, Regulatory, and Legal Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Important safety information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Regulatory compliance statements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Wireless guidance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 United States of America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Japan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 Laser safety statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 EPA ENERGY STAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 Environmental information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

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CHAPTER 1

About this reference

Accessing the User Guide

Gateway contact information

Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity

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About this guide

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

Accessing the online User Guide

In addition to this guide, the online 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 Networking

Maintenance and troubleshooting

To access the online User Guide:

Click Start, All Programs, then click Gateway Documentation.

Gateway contact information

Gateway model and serial number

Important

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

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

Online Support:

Tech Support Phone:

Hours:

Model:

S/No:

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Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity

Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity

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

For more information

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

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CHAPTER 2

Checking Out Your Gateway Notebook

Identifying features

Connecting the AC adapter

Connecting the dial-up modem

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

Turning your notebook on and off

Using the status indicators

Using the keyboard and the EZ Pad touchpad

Adjusting the volume

Connecting to a wireless network

Using the DVD drive

Using the memory card reader

Adding and removing a PC card

Changing batteries

Recalibrating the battery

Ordering accessories

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Identifying features

Front

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LCD panel

 

 

 

 

 

Headphone jack

Speaker

Speaker

 

 

 

 

 

release latch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery

 

 

Microphone jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

charge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

indicator Power indicator

 

 

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speakers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Provide audio output when headphones or amplified speakers are not

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

plugged in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LCD panel release latch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slide to open the LCD panel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery charge indicator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power indicator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LED on - notebook is on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LED blinking - notebook is in Standby mode.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LED off - notebook is off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Microphone jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plug a microphone into this jack.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Headphone jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plug amplified speakers or headphones into this jack. The built-in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

speakers are turned off when speakers or headphones are plugged

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

into this jack.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Identifying features

Kensington lock slot

Ventilation fan

DVD drive

S-Video out jack

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

Kensington™

 

 

Secure your notebook to an object by connecting a Kensington cable lock to this

 

 

lock slot

 

 

slot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S-Video out jack

 

 

Plug an S-Video device, such as a television, into this optional jack. For more

(optional)

 

 

information, see Viewing the display on a television in the online User Guide.

 

 

 

 

Ventilation fan

 

 

Helps cool internal components.

 

 

 

Warning: Do not work for long periods with the notebook resting on your lap.

 

 

 

If the air vents are blocked, the notebook may become hot enough to harm your

 

 

 

skin.

 

 

 

Caution: Do not block or insert objects into these slots. If these slots are blocked,

 

 

 

your notebook may overheat resulting in unexpected shutdown or permanent

 

 

 

damage to the notebook.

 

 

 

Caution: Provide adequate space around your notebook so air vents are not

 

 

 

obstructed. Do not use the notebook on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface.

 

 

 

 

DVD drive

 

 

Insert CDs or DVDs into this drive. For more information, see “Using the DVD

 

 

 

drive” on page 24. To determine the type of drive in the notebook, examine the

 

 

 

drive tray’s plastic cover and compare the logo to those listed in “Identifying

 

 

 

drive types” on page 24.

 

 

 

 

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Right

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memory card

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PC Card slot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USB ports

 

reader

USB ports

 

 

 

 

 

IEEE 1394 port

 

Ethernet jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modem jack

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PC Card slot

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insert one Type II PC Card into this slot. For more information, see “Adding and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

removing a PC Card” on page 26.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memory card reader

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

telephone into the memory card reader. For more information, see “Using the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

memory card reader” on page 25. The memory card reader supports Memory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stick®, Memory Stick Pro®, Mini Secure Digital®, MultiMediaCard™,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RS-MultiMediaCard™, and Secure Digital™ cards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USB ports

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

camera, keyboard, or mouse) into these ports.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethernet jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plug an Ethernet network cable into this jack. The other end of the cable can

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

be plugged into a cable modem, DSL modem, or an Ethernet network jack.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information, see “Connecting to a cable or DSL modem or to an

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethernet network” on page 14.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modem jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plug a modem cable into this jack. For more information, see “Connecting the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

dial-up modem” on page 13.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Identifying features

Power connector Monitor port

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power connector

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plug the AC adapter cable into this connector.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monitor port

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plug an analog VGA monitor or projector into this port. For more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

information, see “Viewing the display on a projector or monitor” in the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

online User Guide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bottom

Battery latch Battery Memory bay Battery lock

System label

Hard drive bay

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery latch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slide to release the battery. For more information, see “Changing batteries”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

on page 27.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Provides power when the notebook is not plugged into AC power.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memory bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Install a memory module into this bay. For more information, see “Adding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

or replacing memory” on page 32.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery lock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slide to unlock the battery. For more information, see “Changing batteries”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

on page 27.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

System label

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Includes the product model number. For more information, see “Gateway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

model and serial number” on page 2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hard drive bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the hard drive kit” on page 38.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Keyboard area

Identifying features

Power button

Keyboard

 

 

Status indicators

Touchpad

 

 

 

 

 

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

 

Power button

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Standby/Resume mode. For more information on configuring the power button

 

 

 

mode, see “Changing Power-Saving Settings” in the online User Guide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keyboard

 

 

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

 

 

 

information, see “Using the keyboard” on page 18.

 

 

 

 

Touchpad

 

 

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

 

 

 

EZ Pad touchpad” on page 21.

 

 

 

 

Status indicators

 

 

Inform you when a drive is in use or when a button has been pressed that affects

 

 

 

how the keyboard is used. For more information, see “Using the status indicators”

 

 

 

on page 17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Connecting the AC adapter

Warning

Do not attempt to disassemble the AC adapter. The AC adapter has no user-replaceable or user-serviceable parts inside. The AC adapter has dangerous voltages that can cause serious injury or death. Contact Gateway about returning defective AC adapters.

Caution

Make sure that you use the AC adapter that came with your notebook or one of the same type purchased from Gateway.

Replace the power cord if it becomes damaged. The replacement cord must be of the same type and voltage rating as the original cord or your notebook may be damaged.

Important

If the battery charge indicator does not turn blue after three hours, contact Gateway Customer Care at support.gateway.com.

Important

If the battery is not fully charged before you use your notebook on battery power for the first time, the battery life may be much shorter than you expect. If the battery life seems short even after being charged for three hours, the battery may need to be recalibrated. For information on recalibrating the battery, see “Recalibrating the battery” on page 29.

You can run your notebook using an AC adapter or your notebook’s battery. The battery was shipped to you partially charged. You should use the AC adapter right away to fully charge the battery. Allow three hours for the battery to fully charge.

To connect the AC adapter:

1 Connect the power cord to the AC adapter.

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

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Connecting the dial-up modem

3Plug the power cord into a wall outlet. The battery charge indicator turns on (see “Front” on page 6 for the location of the battery charge indicator). If the battery charge indicator does not turn on, complete the following steps until it turns on:

a Unplug the adapter from your notebook, then plug it back in.

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

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

Protecting from power source problems

Warning

High voltages can enter your notebook through both the power cord and the modem connection. To protect your notebook and avoid electrical shock, use a surge protector. If you have a telephone modem, use a surge protector that has a modem jack. If you have a cable modem, use a surge protector that has an antenna/cable TV jack. During an electrical storm, unplug both the surge protector and the modem.

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

Connecting the dial-up modem

Warning

To reduce the risk of fire, use only No. 26 AWG or larger telecommunications line cord.

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

To connect the modem:

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

 

 

 

on the right

side of your notebook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2Insert 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 notebook, then start your communications program.

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

Your notebook 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 right

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

side of your notebook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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Starting your notebook

Starting your notebook

Warning

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

Caution

Provide adequate space around your notebook so air vents are not obstructed. Do not use the notebook on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface.

Tips & Tricks

For more information about changing the power button mode, see “Changing Power-Saving Settings” in the online User Guide.

To start your notebook:

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

2 Press the power button located above the keyboard.

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

Waking up your notebook

Tips & Tricks

For more information about Standby mode, see “Changing power modes” in the online User Guide.

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

Turning off your notebook

Important

 

To turn off your notebook:

If for some reason you cannot use the

 

Click Start, then click Turn Off Computer. The Turn Off Computer dialog

Turn Off Computer option in Windows to

1

turn off your notebook, press and hold

 

box opens.

the power button for about five seconds,

 

then release it.

2

Click Turn Off. Windows shuts down and turns off your notebook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Restarting (rebooting) your notebook

Important

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

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

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

If your notebook 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 notebook to normal operation, you may have to restart (reboot) your notebook.

To close unresponsive programs and restart your notebook:

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

2 Click Task Manager. The Windows Task Manager dialog box opens.

3 Click the program that is not responding.

4 Click End Task.

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

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

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

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