Gateway m675 User Manual

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User Guide

Gateway M675 Notebook

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

Gateway Web site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Using eSupport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Help and Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Searching for a topic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Using Your Computer guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Online help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

2 Checking Out Your Gateway Notebook. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Left Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Right Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Bottom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Keyboard area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Identifying your model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Gateway model and serial number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Gateway serial number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Internal wireless label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Finding your specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

3 Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Connecting the AC adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Protecting from power source problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Starting your notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Waking up your notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Turning off your notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Restarting (rebooting) your notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Status indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Using the keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Key types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 System key combinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Multi-function buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Using the audio controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Using the EZ Pad touchpad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Using the touchpad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

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Adjusting the volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Configuring the audio jacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Turning your wireless network on or off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49

4 Using Drives and Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Changing modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Using the CD or DVD drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Identifying drive types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Inserting a CD or DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Playing a CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Playing a DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Creating CDs and DVDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Using the optional diskette drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Using the optional memory card reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Memory card types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Using a memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Using the memory card reader externally . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Adding and removing a PC Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Viewing the display on a projector or monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Viewing the display on a television . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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5 Managing Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Monitoring the battery charge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 Recharging the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 Recalibrating the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 Changing batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 Replacing the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76 Extending battery life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 Conserving battery power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 Using alternate power sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79 Changing power modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79

6 Upgrading Your Notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Preventing static electricity discharge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Adding or replacing memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Replacing the hard drive kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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7 Using the Optional Port Replicator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91

Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92 Back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93 Connecting to the port replicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97

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Attaching to the port replicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Disconnecting from the port replicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Securing your port replicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99

8 Maintaining Your Notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

Caring for your notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Cleaning your notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Cleaning the exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Cleaning the keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Cleaning the notebook screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Cleaning CDs or DVDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Protecting your notebook from viruses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Updating Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Restoring your system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

9 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

Safety guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 First steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 CD drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Device installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Diskette drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 DVD drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 File management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Hard drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Memory card reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Modem (dial-up) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Mouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 PC Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 Touchpad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131

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Telephone support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132 Before calling Gateway Customer Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132 Telephone numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133

A Safety, Regulatory, and Legal Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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LCD panel release latch

Status indicators

Speaker Audio controls Speaker

Component

Description

 

 

LCD panel release latch

Open the LCD panel by pressing the release latch.

 

 

Status indicators

Inform you of the power status, when a drive is being used,

 

or when a button has been pressed that affects how the

 

keyboard is used. For more information, see “Status

 

indicators” on page 34.

 

 

Speakers

Provide audio output when headphones or amplified

 

speakers are not plugged into the notebook or port

 

replicator.

 

 

Audio controls

The volume buttons control the volume level of the built-in

 

speakers or headphones plugged into the notebook or port

 

replicator headphone jack. The play/pause, back, next, and

 

stop buttons may control multimedia programs such as

 

Windows Media Player, Windows CD Player, MusicMatch,

 

and the DVD Player. For more information, see “Using the

 

audio controls” on page 41.

 

 

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Kensington

Fan Universal

 

 

USB

PC Card

 

lock slot

 

jack 1

 

 

port

 

slot

 

 

 

Universal jack 2

IEEE 1394 port

 

Left side

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

modular bay

 

 

 

Universal

jack 3

 

 

 

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

Kensington™ lock slot

 

Secure your notebook to an object by connecting

 

 

a Kensington cable lock to this slot.

 

 

 

Ventilation fan

 

Helps cool internal components. Do not block or

 

 

insert objects into these slots.

 

 

 

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Component

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Description

 

 

 

Universal jack 1

 

This jack is user configurable for one of the

(pink plug)

 

following:

 

 

Microphone: a microphone can be plugged into

 

 

this jack (Default)

 

 

Important: A microphone can only be plugged into

 

 

this jack or universal jack 2 on the port replicator.

Off

Stereo in: an external audio input source (such as a stereo) can be plugged into this jack so that you can record sound on your notebook or play sound through the notebook speakers.

Stereo out: an amplified external audio device (such as a stereo) can be plugged into this jack so you can play your notebook audio through that

device.

Important: Stereo out can be configured as Stereo Left/Right, Center/Subwoofer, and Surround Left/Right

For information on configuring this jack, see “Configuring the audio jacks” on page 46.

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Left Side

 

 

 

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

Universal jack 2

 

This jack is user configurable for one of the

(green plug)

 

following:

 

 

Headphone: headphones or amplified speakers

 

 

 

can be plugged into this jack. The built-in

 

 

 

speakers are turned off when speakers or

 

 

 

headphones are plugged into this jack. (Default)

 

 

Important: A headphone can only be plugged into

 

 

this jack or universal jack 3 on the port replicator.

 

 

Off

 

 

Stereo in: an external audio input source (such

 

 

 

as a stereo) can be plugged into this jack so that

 

 

 

you can record sound on your notebook or play

sound through the notebook speakers.

Stereo out: an amplified external audio device (such as a stereo) can be plugged into this jack so you can play your notebook audio through that device.

Important: Stereo out can be configured as Stereo

Left/Right, Center/Subwoofer, and Surround

Left/Right

For information on configuring this jack, see “Configuring the audio jacks” on page 46.

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Component

Icon

Description

Universal jack 3

 

This jack is user configurable for one of the

(gray plug)

 

following:

Off

Stereo in: an external audio input source (such as a stereo) can be plugged into this jack so that you can record sound on your notebook or play sound through the notebook speakers.

Stereo out: an amplified external audio device (such as a stereo) can be plugged into this jack so you can play your notebook audio through that device.

Important: Stereo out can be configured as Stereo

Left/Right (Default), Center/Subwoofer, and

Surround Left/Right

 

 

S/PDIF in: a digital audio cable can be plugged

 

 

 

into this jack for S/PDIF in

 

 

S/PDIF out: a digital audio cable can be plugged

 

 

 

into this jack for S/PDIF out

 

 

For information on configuring this jack, see

 

 

“Configuring the audio jacks” on page 46.

 

 

 

IEEE 1394 port

 

Plug an IEEE 1394 (also known as Firewire® or

 

 

i.Link®) device (such as a digital camcorder,

 

 

Iomega™ Zip™ drive, or MP3 player) into this

 

 

4-pin IEEE 1394 port.

 

 

 

USB port

 

Plug USB (Universal Serial Bus) devices (such as

 

 

a diskette drive, flash drive, Iomega™ Zip™ drive,

 

 

printer, scanner, camera, keyboard, or mouse) into

 

 

this port.

 

 

 

PC Card slot

 

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

 

 

information, see “Adding and removing a PC Card”

 

 

 

 

on page 63.

 

 

 

 

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Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

Left-side modular bay

 

Use this bay for a diskette drive, a memory card

 

 

reader, or a second hard drive. For more

 

 

information, see “Changing modules” on page 52,

 

 

“Using the optional diskette drive” on page 58, and

 

 

“Using the optional memory card reader” on

 

 

page 59.

 

 

Important: Your notebook may have come with a

 

 

diskette drive module, a memory card reader

 

 

module, a second hard drive module, or any

 

 

combination of these modules. To order a different

 

 

module, contact Gateway.

 

 

 

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USB port

Right-side

 

modular bay

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

USB port

 

Plug USB (Universal Serial Bus) devices (such as a

 

 

diskette drive, flash drive, Iomega™ Zip™ drive, printer,

 

 

scanner, camera, keyboard, or mouse) into this port.

 

 

 

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Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

Right-side modular

 

Use this bay for a CD, DVD, combination DVD/CD-RW

bay

 

drive, recordable DVD drive, or a second hard drive. For

 

 

more information, see “Changing modules” on page 52.

 

 

To determine the type of drive in the modular bay,

 

 

examine the drive tray’s plastic cover and compare the

 

 

logo to those listed in “Identifying drive types” on

 

 

page 54.

 

 

Important: Your notebook may have come with an

 

 

optical drive module (such as a CD or DVD drive), a

 

 

second hard drive module, or any combination of these

 

 

modules. To order a different module, contact Gateway.

 

 

 

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S-Video

 

 

 

 

 

Monitor

Parallel

Power

Ventilation

out jack

 

 

 

 

 

port

port

connector

fan

Modem jack

 

USB ports

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethernet

 

jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Component Icon

 

 

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S-Video out

 

 

Plug a standard S-Video cable into this jack and the jack on

jack

 

 

an S-Video device (such as a television or VCR). For more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

information, see “Viewing the display on a television” on

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

page 67.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modem

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plug a modem cable into this jack.

jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Component Icon

 

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethernet

 

 

 

 

Plug a 10/100/1000 Ethernet network cable into this jack.

jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USB ports

 

Plug USB (Universal Serial Bus) devices (such as a diskette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

drive, flash drive, Iomega™ Zip™ 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 65.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parallel port

 

Plug a parallel device (such as a printer) into this port.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power

 

 

Plug the AC adapter cable into this connector.

 

 

 

 

 

connector

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ventilation

 

Helps cool internal components. Do not block or insert objects

fan

 

into these slots.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Module

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Docking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

port

latch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

System

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

label

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cover

Battery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reset

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hole

latch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Module

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

latch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hard

bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

drive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bay

Component

Icon

 

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Module latch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slide to release the module For more information, see

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Changing modules” on page 52.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

System label

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Includes the product model number. For more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

information, see “Identifying your model” on page 21.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery latch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slide to release the battery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insert the battery into this bay. For more information, see

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Changing batteries” on page 75.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

notebook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memory bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open this cover to install a memory module. For more

cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

information, see “Adding or replacing memory” on

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

page 83.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reset hole

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insert a straightened paper clip into this hole to manually

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

restart the notebook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Keyboard area

 

 

 

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

Module latch

 

Slide to release the module For more information, see

 

 

“Changing modules” on page 52.

 

 

 

Hard drive bay

 

The hard drive is located in this bay. For more

 

 

information, see “Replacing the hard drive kit” on

 

 

page 86.

 

 

 

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Power

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multi-function

 

 

 

 

 

button

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

buttons

 

 

 

 

 

Keyboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Numeric

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

keypad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 see “Starting your notebook” on page 31.

 

 

 

Keyboard

 

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

 

 

For more information, see “Using the keyboard” on

 

 

page 36.

 

 

 

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Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

Touchpad

 

Provides all the functionality of a mouse. For more

 

 

information, see “Using the EZ Pad touchpad” on page 42.

 

 

 

Numeric keypad

 

Provides all the features of a full-sized 21-key numeric

 

 

keypad.

 

 

 

Multi-function

 

Press these buttons to open programs assigned to them.

buttons

 

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

 

 

your default Web browser, online help, and the My

 

 

Computer window. For more information, see

 

 

“Multi-function buttons” on page 40.

 

 

Press the wireless network button to turn the wireless

 

 

network on or off.

 

 

 

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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 24 hours, the battery may need to be recalibrated. For information on recalibrating the battery, see “Recalibrating the battery” on page 74.

To connect the AC adapter:

1 ! !

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.

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24 hours, contact Gateway Customer Care at

 

 

 

support.gateway.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

Warning Your AC adapter may have a built-in ventilation fan. Do not block or insert objects into these holes or the slots at the opposite end of the AC adapter.

Ventilation fan

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To start your notebook:

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Power button

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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, click Start, All Programs,

 

then click Gateway Documentation.

 

 

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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, click Start, All Programs,

 

then click Gateway Documentation.

 

 

To turn off your notebook:

1 !Start Turn Off Computer

2 !Turn Off

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

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

2Insert a straightened paper clip into the reset hole on the bottom of your notebook.

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

 

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Hard drive

 

 

 

Caps lock

 

 

Power

 

 

Right-side

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

modular bay

 

Pad lock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery

 

 

 

Left-side

 

 

Scroll lock

 

 

 

 

 

 

charge

 

 

modular bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indicator

Icon

 

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 notebook is connected

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

to AC power or the battery charge is very low.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The LED shows your notebook’s power status.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LED on - notebook is on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LED blinking - notebook is in Standby mode.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LED off - notebook is off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hard drive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The hard drive is in use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Status indicators

Indicator

Icon

Description

Left-side

 

The modular drive is in use.

modular drive

 

 

Right-side

 

The modular drive is in use.

modular drive

 

 

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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Function keys/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Navigation keys/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volume keys

System keys

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

key

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

key

Windows

Application

Arrow keys/LCD

 

key

key

brightness keys

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Key type

Icon

 

Description

 

 

 

 

 

Function keys

 

 

 

Press these keys labeled to to perform actions

 

 

 

 

in programs. For example, pressing 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 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 key

 

 

 

 

to increase or decrease the volume or to turn off all

 

 

 

 

sound.

 

 

 

 

 

key

 

 

 

Press the key in combination with a colored system

 

 

 

 

key (such as , , or ) 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 (Search utility), (Run utility), and

 

 

 

 

(Explorer utility).

 

 

 

 

 

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 key

keys

 

 

 

to control the screen brightness.

 

 

 

 

 

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Press and hold , 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 notebook’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

 

 

notebook.

 

 

 

 

 

Enter Standby mode. Press the power button to leave

 

 

Standby mode. For more information, see “Changing

 

 

power modes” on page 79.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Decrease the brightness of the display.

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Using the keyboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press and hold , then

To...

press this system key...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home

Mute the sound. Press the key combination again to

restore the sound. For more information, see “Adjusting

 

 

 

 

 

the volume” on page 45.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PgUp

Increase the volume. For more information, see

“Adjusting the volume” on page 45.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PgDn

Decrease the volume. For more information, see

“Adjusting the volume” on page 45.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Help

 

Internet

 

My Computer

 

 

E-mail

 

 

 

 

Wireless Network

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Button

Icon

Press to...

E-mail

 

Open your default e-mail program.

Internet

 

Open your default Web browser.

Help

 

Open online help.

My Computer

 

Open the My Computer window.

Wireless Network

 

Turn the wireless network on or off.

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Using the audio controls

 

 

Stop

 

 

Volume up

 

Play/

 

 

 

Volume down

 

 

 

 

 

Pause

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next

 

 

Back

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Component

Icon

 

Description

 

 

 

 

 

Back

 

 

 

Skip back one song or track.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Play/Pause

 

 

 

Start or pause playing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stop

 

 

 

Stop playing.

 

 

 

 

 

Next

 

 

 

Skip ahead one song or track.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volume down

 

 

 

Press to decrease the volume.

 

 

 

 

 

Volume up

 

 

 

Press to increase the volume.

 

 

 

 

 

Mute

 

 

 

Press the volume down and volume up buttons to mute the

 

 

 

 

sound. Press the button combination again to restore the

 

 

 

 

sound.

 

 

 

 

 

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Important The volume buttons control the volume level of the built-in speakers or headphones plugged into the notebook or port replicator headphone jack. The play/pause, back, next, and stop buttons may control multimedia programs such as Windows Media Player, Windows CD Player, MusicMatch, and the DVD Player.

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Left touchpad button

Right touchpad button

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scroll wheel

Touchpad

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For instructions on how to adjust the double-click speed,

 

 

 

pointer speed, right-hand or left-hand configuration, and

 

 

 

other touchpad settings, see “Changing the mouse or

 

 

 

touchpad settings” in Using Your Computer which has

 

 

 

been included on your hard drive. To access this guide,

 

 

 

click Start, All Programs, then click Gateway

 

 

 

Documentation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To...

Do this...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Move the pointer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Move your finger around

on the screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

on the touchpad. If you

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

run out of space and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

need to move the pointer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

farther, lift your finger,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

move it to the middle of

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the touchpad, then

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

continue moving your

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

finger.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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To...

Do this...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Select an object

 

 

 

 

 

Position the pointer over

 

 

 

 

 

on the screen.

 

 

 

 

 

the object. Quickly press

 

 

 

 

 

 

and release the left

 

 

 

 

 

 

button once. This action

 

 

 

 

 

 

is called clicking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start a program or open a file or folder.

Position the pointer over the object. Press the left button twice in rapid succession. This action is called double-clicking.

Access a shortcut

 

 

 

 

Position the pointer over

 

 

 

 

menu or find

 

 

 

the object. Quickly press

more information

 

 

 

and release the right

about an object

 

 

 

button once. This action

on the screen.

 

 

 

is called right-clicking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Move an object

 

Position the pointer over

on the screen.

 

the object. Press the left

 

 

 

button and hold it down,

 

 

 

then use the touchpad to

 

 

 

 

 

 

move (drag) the object to

 

 

 

the appropriate part of

 

 

 

the screen. Release the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

button to drop the object

 

 

 

where you want it.

 

 

 

 

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