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SERVICEGUIDE

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Copyright

© 2008 Gateway, Inc. All rights reserved. Gateway, Gateway Country, the Gateway stylized logo, and the black-and-white spot design are trademarks or registered trademarks of Gateway, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other brands and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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Contents

Chapter 1: System specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 General information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 System block diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Hardware specifications and configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 CPU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Controllers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 BIOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Hard Disk Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Optical drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 LCD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Inverter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Video subsystem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Pointing device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Memory card reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 ExpressCard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Wired LAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Bluetooth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Wireless LAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 USB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Buttons/Indicators/Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Fingerprint reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Fans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Power supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Power savings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Notebook product tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Left . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Bottom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Keyboard area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 LCD panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Using the status indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Using the keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Using the optional fingerprint reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

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Using the EZ Pad touchpad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Using the optional multimedia panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Using the optional webcam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Chapter 2: System utilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37

BIOS Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Navigating the BIOS Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 BIOS Setup Utility screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

BIOS flash utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Removing a password lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Removing a HDD password lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Removing a Supervisor password lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

Chapter 3: Replacing notebook components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51

Preventing static electricity discharge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Tape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Preparing your work space . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Tools required . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Preparing the notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Removing the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Adding or replacing memory modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Replacing the main cooling assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Replacing the processor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Replacing the IEEE 802.11 wireless card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Replacing the CMOS battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Replacing the hard drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Replacing the DVD drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Replacing the keyboard cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Replacing the keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Replacing the inverter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Replacing the webcam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Replacing the lid latches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Replacing the LCD assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Replacing the LCD panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Replacing the LCD panel hinges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Replacing the LCD assembly lid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102 Replacing the palm rest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104 Replacing the touchpad board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108 Replacing the touchpad button board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112 Replacing the fingerprint reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115 Replacing the Bluetooth module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118 Replacing the modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121 Replacing the speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125 Replacing the system board and VGA cooling assembly . . . . . . . . . . . .128

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Replacing the modem jack/USB board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 Replacing the fan(s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139

Chapter 4: Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143

Diagnosing problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 System test procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Testing the optical drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Testing the keyboard or auxiliary input device . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 Testing the memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 Testing the power system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 Testing the touchpad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 Power-On Self-Test (POST) error message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 Index of error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 Error codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 Error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 No-beep error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150

Phoenix BIOS beep codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 Symptom-to-FRU error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 LCD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 ExpressCard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157 Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157 Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157 Power management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157 Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158 Keyboard and touchpad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158 Modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 Intermittent problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 Undetermined problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159

Chapter 5: Connector locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161

System board top connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 System board bottom connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162

Chapter 6: FRU (Field-Replaceable Unit) list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164 Exploded diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165 Notebook chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165 Notebook LCD panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166 FRU list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167

Appendix A: Model definition and configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173

Appendix B: Test compatible components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176

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Microsoft® Windows® Vista Environment Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176

Appendix C: Online support information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179

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System specifications

Preface

Features

System block diagram

Hardware specifications and configurations

Notebook product tour

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CHAPTER 1: System specifications

Preface

Conventions

The following conventions are used in this manual:

Indicates a potential for personal injury.

Caution

Indicates a potential loss of data or damage to equipment.

Important

Indicates information that is important to know for the proper completion of a procedure, choice of an option, or completing a task.

General information

Before using this information and the product it supports, read the following general information.

This service guide provides you with all technical information relating to the basic configuration decided for Acer’s global product offering. To better fit local market requirements and enhance product competitiveness, your regional office may

decided to extend the functionality of a machine (such as add-on cards, modems, or extra memory capabilities). These localized features not

guide. In such cases, contact your regional offices or the responsible personnel/channel to provide you with further technical details.

When ordering FRU parts: Check the most up-to-date information available on your regional web or channel. If, for whatever reason, a part number change is made, it may not be noted in this printed service guide.

Acer-authorized Service Providers: Your Acer office may have a different part number code to those given in the FRU list of this printed service guide. You use the list provided by your regional Acer office to order FRU parts for repair and service of customer machines.

Features

Platform

® Merom or Pentium processor (1.46GHz to 2.80GHz or above) with

800/667/533 MHz FSB.

Core Logic: Intel GM45/GL40 Northbridge, Intel ICH9M/ICH9ME Southbridge Intel®, Realtek, Marvell, or Foxconn IEEE1394 a/b/g/n

System Memory

Dual-Channel DDR2 SDRAM support

Up to 2 GB of DDR2 533/667 MHz memory, upgradeable to 4 GB using two SO-DIMM modules

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Display and graphics

17" WUXGA/WSXGA TFT LCD display panel VGA Memory:

XXX

VGA Controller:

XXX

Dual independent display support 16.7 million colors

MPEG-2/DVD hardware-assisted capability (acceleration) <Please verify> MPEG-2/DVD decoding (for selected models) <Please verify>

WMV9 (VC-1) support (acceleration) <Please verify>

WMV9 (VC-1) and H.264 (AVC) decoding (for selected models) <Please verify>

HDMI™ (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) support

Storage subsystem

Industry standard 2.5” 60–120GB 9.5mm height hard disk drive Optical drive options:

Blu-ray Disc™/DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive

DVD/CD-RW combo drive

5-in-1 card reader, supporting Secure Digital™ (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick® (MS), Memory Stick PRO™ (MS PRO), xD-Picture Card™ (xD)

Input devices

103-key keyboard, 2.5 mm (minimum) key travel

Twelve function keys, four cursor keys, two Windows® keys

Touchpad pointing device

Media keys on optional multimedia panel

Audio

Communication

2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) LAN: 10/100 Ethernet

Modem: 56K ITU V.92 ready Fax/Modem

3

I/O Ports and devices

Modem (RJ11) (optional)

Ethernet (RJ45)

IEEE1394

eSATA

Headphone/SPDIF Audio Out

Microphone in

DC in jack for AC adapter ExpressCard™/54 slot Fingerprint reader (optional)

5-in-1 card reader (SD™, MMC, MS, MS PRO, xD) HDMI™ port with HDCP support (optional)

Kensington lock slot

Environment

Operating: 32 °F to 90 °F (0 °C to 35 °C) Non-operating: -4 °F to 140 °F (-20 °C to 60 °C)

Humidity (non-condensing):

Operating: 10% to 90%

Non-operating: 5% to 95%

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System block diagram

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Hardware specifications and configurations

CPU

Item

Specification

 

 

CPU type

Intel Merom Core Duo and Merom-Lite

 

 

Core logic

Intel GM45/GL40 + ICH9M/ICH9ME

 

 

CPU package

Socket-P, µFCPGA

 

 

CPU core voltage

<Please provide>

 

 

Controllers

Item

Controller

 

 

Core logic

Intel GM45/GL40/PM45 + ICH9M/ICH9ME

 

 

 

VGA

Intel Crestline-GM

 

Nvidia NV8E-GT/NB9E-GT

 

 

 

LAN

RealTek RTL8111C-GR

 

Marvell 88E8057

USB 2.0

<Please provide>

 

 

Super I/O controller

<Please provide>

 

 

Modem

Agere Delphi AM5 (MDC 1.5 form factor)

 

 

Bluetooth

<Please provide>

 

 

 

Wireless 802.11

Foxconn T60H928

 

Intel WiFi Link 5100

 

Intel Golan

 

Intel Kedron

 

Marvell WN6500M

 

Marvell WN6300M

 

Realtek RTL8187

 

 

ExpressCard

<Please provide>

 

 

Memory Card Reader

RTS5158

 

 

 

Audio Codec

Conexant CX2056-15Z

 

SigmaTel STAC9205

 

 

 

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BIOS

Item

Specification

 

 

BIOS vendor

Phoenix

 

 

 

BIOS Version

9C.XX

 

94.XX

 

 

BIOS ROM type

<Please provide>

 

 

BIOS ROM size

<Please provide>

 

 

BIOS package

<Please provide>

 

 

Supported protocols

<Please Verify>

 

ACPI 1.0b/2.0/3.0 compliance

 

PCI 2.2 or later

 

System/HDD Password Security Control

 

INT 13H Extensions

 

PnP BIOS 1.0a

 

SMBIOS 2.4 or later

 

BIOS Boot Specification

 

Simple Boot Flag 1.0

 

Boot Block

 

PCI Bus Power Management Interface Specification

 

USB Specification 1.1/2.0

 

IEEE 1394 1.0

 

USB/1394 CD-ROM Boot Up support

 

PC Card Standard 1995 (PCMCIA 3.0 Compliant Device)

 

IrDA 1.0

 

Support HD audio

 

WfM 2.0, PXE 2.1

 

Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) 2.1

 

Boot Integrity Service Application Program Interface (BIS) 1.0

 

PC2002/2005 compliant

 

Intel Enhanced Speedstep Technology

 

ASF 2.0

 

TPM v1.2

 

AHCI support

 

iAMT 4.0 or later (for Intel platform)

 

 

BIOS password control

Manually set Supervisor and User passwords.

 

 

 

Memory

Item

Specification

 

 

Cache controller

<Please provide>

 

 

Cache size

<Please provide>

 

 

 

 

Item

Specification

 

 

Memory controller

Built-in

 

 

Memory size

0 MB (no on-board memory)

 

 

SO-DIMM socket number

2 sockets

 

 

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Item

Specification

 

 

 

Supports memory size per

2 GB per SO-DIMM

socket

4 GB per SO-DIMM

 

 

 

Supports maximum

4 GB

memory size

8 GB

Supports SO-DIMM type

DDR 2 Synchronous DRAM

 

DDR 3 Synchronous DRAM

 

 

 

Supports SO-DIMM Speed

533/667MHz DDR 2

 

800/1066MHz DDR 3

Supports SO-DIMM

<Please provide>

voltage

 

 

 

 

Supports SO-DIMM

200-pin SO-DIMM

package

 

 

Memory module

You can install memory modules in any combinations as long as they match the above

combinations

specifications.

 

 

 

Hard Disk Drive

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Optical drive

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LCD

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Inverter

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Video subsystem

Item

Specification

 

 

 

Chipset

Intel Crestline-GM GMZ X3100

 

Intel GM45

 

Nvidia NB8E-GT

 

Nvidia NB9E-GT

Memory size

Intel shared memory

 

Nvidia 512MB or 1GB

 

 

 

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Specification

 

 

Features

<Please Verify>

 

Unified Shader Architecture

 

Support Microsoft® DirectX® 10 Shader Model 4

 

Geometry Instancing 2.0

 

SGI OpenGL® 2.0 optimizations and support

 

Adaptive PCI Express interface

 

High efficiency integrated adaptable and programmable video processor (VP2)

 

Integrated Bit Stream Processor (BSP)

 

NVIDIA PureVideo/Pure Video HD technology

 

Industry video codec standard hardware acceleration

 

Advanced Spatial Temporal De-Interlacing

 

Vibrant Color Temperature Correction

 

LCD Overdrive

 

High-Quality Real-Time video recording

 

Best quality 10-bit display pipeline

 

NVIDIA nView Multi Display Technology

 

SmartDimmer Technology

 

Integrated HDMI support

 

Support for integrated HDCP

 

NVIDIA Digital Vibrance Control Technology

 

Integrate HDTV encoder

 

Dual 400MHz RAMDACs

Core voltage

<Please provide>

 

 

 

Keyboard

 

 

 

 

Item

Specification

 

 

Keyboard controller

Winbond 8763

 

 

Total number of keypads

1032-key

 

 

Windows logo key

Yes

 

 

Internal & external

Plug USB keyboard to the USB port directly

keyboard work

 

 

simultaneously

 

 

 

 

 

Pointing device

 

 

 

 

Item

Specification

 

 

Type

Synaptics 372 Touchpad

 

 

Buttons

Left/Right

 

 

Scrolling

Scroll zone on right side of touchpad

 

 

 

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Memory card reader

 

 

Item

Specification

 

 

Controller

RTS5158

 

 

Cards supported

Support 5-in-1 card reader (MMC, MS, MS-pro, SD, and xD)

 

 

Compliancy

<Please Verify>

 

Complies to SDIO Host Interface Specification Rev 1.0

 

Supports MMC, MMCplus, SD Memory, and SDIO cards

 

SDIO Version 1.10 compliant with High-Speed Mode

 

SD Host Interface Specification v1.0

 

SD Host Interface Specification v2.0

 

SD HC (High Capacity SD memory card)

 

Supports SD memory card, with CPRM security

 

Complies to MultiMediaCard™ Version 4.0

 

Supports Memory Stick™ and MS PRO media cards

 

Supports xD-Picture™ card and SmartMedia™ cards

ExpressCard

 

 

 

 

Item

Specification

 

 

Controller

<Please provide>

 

 

Supports card type

Type 54

 

 

Number of slots

One

 

 

Access location

Right panel

 

 

 

Audio

 

 

 

 

Item

Specification

 

 

Audio Controller

SigmaTel STAC9205

 

Conexant CX2056-15Z

Audio onboard or optional

Built-in

 

 

Mono or Stereo

Stereo

 

 

 

Resolution

Ten DAC channels support 16/20/24-bit PCM format for 7.1 sound playback, plus 2

 

 

channels of independent stereo sound output (multiple streaming) through the front

 

 

panel output

 

Two stereo ADCs support 16/20/24-bit PCM format, one for stereo microphone, one for

 

 

legacy mixer recording

 

 

 

Compatibility

HD Audio

 

 

 

Sampling rate

All DACs supports 44.1/48/96/192 kHz sample rate

 

All ADCs support 44.1/48/96 kHz sample rate

 

Two independent 16/20/24-bit S/PDIF-OUT converters support 44.1/48/96/192 kHz

 

 

sample rate, one for nominal digital audio, the other one for digital audio output to HDMI

 

 

transmitter

 

 

Internal microphone

With optional webcam

 

 

 

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Item

Specification

 

 

Internal speaker/quantity

2 speakers (1.5 W per channel)

 

 

 

Features

97 dB SNR DACs & 90 dB SNR ADCs

 

Enable VoIP function

 

Subwoofer support

Wired LAN

 

 

 

 

Item

Specification

 

 

LAN chipset

RealTek RTL8111C-GR

 

Marvell 88E8057

Supports LAN protocol

10/100 Mbps

 

 

LAN connector type

RJ45

 

 

LAN connector location

Left side

 

 

 

Features

Integrated 10/10 BASE-T transceiver

 

PCIe v1.1 compliant

 

Wake on LAN support meeting ACPI requirements

Bluetooth

 

 

 

 

Item

Specification

 

 

Chipset

<Please provide>

 

 

Data throughput

2.1 Mbit/s

 

 

Protocol

Bluetooth 2.0

 

 

Interface

USB (board level)

 

 

Connector type

Wireless via Bluetooth protocols

 

 

 

Wireless LAN

 

 

 

 

Item

Specification

 

 

 

Chipset

Foxconn T60H928

 

Intel WiFi Link 5100

 

Intel Golan

 

Intel Kedron

 

Marvell WN6500M

 

Marvell WN6300M

 

Realtek RTL8187

Data throughput

11~54 Mbps, up to 270 Mbps for Draft-N

 

 

 

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Item

Specification

 

 

 

Protocol

IEEE 802.11a

 

IEEE 802.11b

 

IEEE 802.11g

 

IEEE 802.11 Draft-N

Interface

PCI bus (mini PCI socket for wireless module)

 

 

 

Modem

 

 

 

 

Item

Specification

 

 

Chipset

Agere Delphi AM5

 

 

Form factor

MDC 1.5 form factor

 

 

 

Protocol

ITU-T V.92, V.90 data mode with auto-fallback to, V.34, V.32terbo, and V.32bis.

 

V.42 LAPM and MNP 2-4 error correction.

 

V.44, V.42bis, and MNP 5 data compression.

 

Send and receive rates up to 14400 bps, support ITU-T V.17, V.29, V.27ter, and V.21 Ch2 fax.

 

TIA/EIA 602 Standard for AT command set, and Fax TIA/EIA 578 Class 1 command set.

Interface

RJ11

 

 

 

USB

 

 

 

 

Item

Specification

 

 

Chipset

<Please provide>

 

 

USB compliancy level

2.0

 

 

OHCI

USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 host controller

 

 

 

Number of USB ports

3

 

 

 

 

Location

One on the left side

 

Two on the right side

Serial port function

Enable/Disable by BIOS Setup

control

 

 

 

 

 

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Buttons/Indicators/Ports

 

 

Item

Specification

 

 

 

Buttons

Media control buttons and capacitive volume control on media panel

 

Power button

 

Windows Hotstart (select models only)

 

Wireless on/off switch

Indicators

Wireless on/off

 

Caps Lock

 

Num Lock

 

Hard drive activity

 

Optical drive activity

 

Power

 

Battery charge

 

 

 

Ports

USB (three)

 

External display (VGA) port

 

Modem (RJ11) (optional)

 

Ethernet (RJ45)

 

IEEE1394

 

eSATA

 

Headphone/SPDIF Audio Out

 

Microphone in

 

DC in jack for AC adapter

 

ExpressCard™/54 slot

 

Fingerprint reader (optional)

 

5-in-1 card reader (SD™, MMC, MS, MS PRO, xD)

 

HDMI™ port with HDCP support (optional)

 

 

 

Fingerprint reader

Item

Specification

 

 

Model

UPEK TCS4BB

 

 

Interface

8-bit parallel, SPI

 

 

Resolution

High-definition 192 × 4 pixel array

 

 

Technology

CMOS active capacitive pixel-sensing

 

 

Power

3.3V

 

 

Software

Protector Suite QL

 

 

Camera

Item

Specification

 

 

Model

Chicony CNF6141

 

 

Interface

USB 2.0

 

 

Resolution

1.3 M pixels (1280 x 1024)

 

 

Signal to noise ratio

42 dB

 

 

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Item

Specification

 

 

Sensor

CMOS 1/4

 

 

Power

5 V

 

 

Built-in microphone

Yes

 

 

LED

On/Off

 

 

Software

Gateway Camera Assistant

 

 

Fans

CPU Temperature

Fan Speed (rpm)

Acoustic Level (dBA)

 

 

 

<Please provide>

<Please provide>

<Please provide>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Throttling 50%: % is controlled by operating system. Temperature point is 95°C

OS shut down at 100°C; H/W shut down at 105°C

Battery

Item

Specification

 

 

 

Vendor

Dyna

 

Sanyo

 

Simplo

Battery Type

Li-ion

 

 

Pack capacity

5772mAH—8658mAH

 

 

Number of battery cell

6 or 9

 

 

 

Package configuration

3 cells in series, 2 series in parallel

 

3 cells in series, 3 series in parallel

Normal voltage

11.1V

 

 

Charge voltage

12.6V (max)

 

 

 

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Power supply

 

 

 

 

Item

Specification

 

 

 

Vendor

Delta

 

Hipro

Input rating

90V AC to 264V AC, 47Hz to 63Hz

 

 

Maximum input AC

1.5A (max)

current

 

 

Output rating

19V DC, 4.74A to 6.32A, 90W to 120W

 

 

 

Power savings

 

 

 

 

ACPI mode

Power Management

 

 

Mech. Off (G3)

All devices in the notebook are turned off completely.

 

 

Soft Off (G2/S5)

OS initiated shutdown. All devices in the notebook are turned off completely.

 

 

Working (G0/S0)

Individual devices such as the CPU and hard disc may be power managed in this state.

 

 

 

Suspend to RAM (S3)

CPU set power down

 

VGA suspend

 

PCMCIA suspend

 

Audio power down

 

Hard drive power down

 

Optical drive power down

 

Super I/O low power mode

 

 

Save to Disk (S4)

Also called Hibernation mode. System saves all system states and data onto the disc prior

 

to powering off the whole system.

 

 

 

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Notebook product tour

Important

Case color may vary from that shown in the pictures.

Front

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power indicator

 

 

Wireless network switch

 

LCD panel release latch

 

 

 

Battery charge indicator

 

 

 

 

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

 

Power indicator

 

 

LED on - Notebook is on.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

LED off - Notebook is off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Important: This LED only lights up when your notebook is connected to AC power or the battery charge is very low.

LCD panel release

Press to open the LCD panel.

latch

 

 

 

Wireless network

Turn the optional IEEE 802.11 wireless network radio and

switch

optional Bluetooth radio on or off.

 

Warning: Radio frequency wireless communication can

 

interfere with equipment on commercial aircraft. Current

 

aviation regulations require wireless devices to be turned off

 

while traveling in an airplane. IEEE 802.11 and Bluetooth

 

communication devices are examples of devices that provide

 

wireless communication.

 

 

Left

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kensington lock slot

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ventilation fan

 

 

USB ports

DVD drive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kensington™

 

 

 

Secure your notebook to an object by connecting a Kensington

 

 

 

lock slot

 

 

 

cable lock to this slot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USB ports

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Icon

Description

 

 

 

Ventilation fan

 

Helps cool internal components.

 

 

Warning: Do not work 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.

 

 

 

Right

Memory card reader

IEEE 1394 port

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Express Card slot

 

 

Ethernet jack

 

Monitor port

Headphone jack

 

 

 

 

eSATA

jack

USB port

 

 

 

 

 

HDMI out jack

 

Microphone jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memory card

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

reader

 

 

 

 

 

or cellular telephone into the memory card reader. The

 

 

 

 

 

 

memory card reader supports Memory Stick®, Memory Stick

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pro®, Mini Secure Digital®, MultiMediaCard™,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RS-MultiMediaCard™, Secure Digital™, and xD-Picture Card™

 

 

 

 

 

 

cards.

IEEE 1394 port

 

 

 

 

 

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

(optional)

 

 

 

 

 

(such as a digital camcorder or MP3 player) into this optional

 

 

 

 

 

 

4-pin IEEE 1394 port.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Express Card slot

 

 

 

 

 

Insert one Type 54 Express Card into this slot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Microphone jack

 

 

 

 

 

Plug a microphone into this jack. The built-in microphone is

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

turned off while an external microphone is connected.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USB port

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethernet jack

 

 

 

 

 

Plug an Ethernet network cable into this jack. Plug the other

 

 

 

 

 

 

end of the cable into a cable modem, DSL modem, or an

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethernet network jack.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HDMI out jack

HDMI

Plug an HDMI device, such as a high definition television, into

(optional)

 

 

 

 

 

this optional jack.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

eSATA jack

eSATA

Connect an external SATA hard drive to this optional jack.

(optional)

 

 

Monitor port

 

Plug an analog VGA monitor or projector into this port.

 

 

 

Back

 

 

 

 

 

Ventilation fan

Power connector

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modem jack

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ventilation fan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helps cool internal components.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warning: Do not work 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.

Power connector

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plug the AC adapter cable into this connector.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modem jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plug a dial-up modem cable into this optional jack.

(optional)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bottom

Battery latch

Battery

 

Battery lock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online Support:

Tech Support Phone:

Hours:

Model:

S/No:

Customer care label

Memory bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hard drive bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Component

Icon

 

 

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memory bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memory modules are located in this bay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery latch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slide to release the battery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery lock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slide to unlock the battery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Customer Care

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Includes the Customer Care contact information.

label

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hard drive bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The hard drive(s) is (are) located in this bay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Keyboard area

 

 

 

Power button

Multimedia panel

Speaker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keyboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Status indicators

Touchpad

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fingerprint

reader

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keyboard

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speakers

 

 

 

 

Provide audio output when headphones or amplified speakers

 

 

 

 

 

 

are not plugged in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power button

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

power button for Sleep/Resume mode.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multimedia panel

 

 

 

 

Use to control playback of CDs and DVDs. The panel includes a

(optional)

 

 

 

 

capacitive (touch) volume control.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Touchpad

 

 

 

 

Provides all the functionality of a mouse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fingerprint reader

 

 

 

 

Provides enhanced security.

(optional)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Status indicators

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

pressed that affects how the keyboard is used.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Optional webcam

Optional microphone Optional webcam status indicator

Component

Description

 

 

Microphone (optional)

Use to talk through when making Voice over Internet

 

Protocol (VoIP) calls.

 

Important: The optional microphone is only available

 

when purchased with the optional webcam.

Webcam (optional)

Use to let others see who they are communicating with

 

when making VoIP calls.

 

 

Webcam status indicator (optional)

Turns on when the webcam is turned on.

 

 

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Using the status indicators

Important

If none of the indicators are on, you may need to press FN+F1 to toggle the status indicators on.

Status indicators inform you when a drive is being used or when a button has been pressed that affects how the keyboard is used. The status indicators are located below the touchpad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wireless network

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hard drive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DVD

 

 

 

 

Caps lock

 

 

drive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Num

 

lock

 

 

 

 

 

Indicator

Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

 

Wireless network

 

 

LED on - Optional wireless IEEE 802.11 radio is turned on.

 

 

 

 

 

LED off - Optional wireless IEEE 802.11 radio is turned off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caps lock

 

 

LED on - Caps lock is turned on.

 

 

A

LED off - Caps lock is turned off.

 

 

 

 

 

Num lock

 

 

LED on - Numeric keypad is turned on.

 

 

 

 

1

LED off - Numeric keypad is turned off.

 

 

 

 

 

DVD drive

 

 

LED on - Drive is in use.

 

 

 

LED off - Drive is not in use.

 

 

 

 

 

Hard drive

 

 

LED blinking - Hard drive is being accessed.

 

 

 

 

 

LED off - Hard drive is not being accessed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Using the keyboard

Your notebook features a full-size keyboard that functions the same as a desktop computer keyboard. Many of the keys have been assigned alternate functions, including shortcut keys for Windows and function keys for specific system operations.

Function keys/ System keys

Navigation keys

Numeric keypad

FN key

Application

Arrow keys

Windows key

key

 

Key types

The keyboard has several different types of keys. Some keys perform specific actions when pressed alone and other actions when pressed in combination with another key.

Key type

Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

 

Function keys

 

 

 

Press these keys labeled F1 to F12 to perform actions in

 

 

 

 

programs. For example, pressing F1 may open help.

 

 

 

 

Each program uses different function keys for different

 

 

 

 

purposes. See the program documentation to find out more

 

 

 

 

about the function key actions.

System keys

 

 

 

Press these colored keys in combination with the FN key to

 

 

 

 

perform specific actions.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Numeric keypad

 

 

 

Use these keys to type numbers.

 

 

 

 

 

FN key

 

 

 

Press the FN key in combination with a colored system key to

 

 

 

 

perform a specific action.

Windows key

 

 

 

Press this key to open the Windows Start menu. This key can

 

 

 

 

also be used in combination with other keys to open utilities like

 

 

 

 

F (Search utility), R (Run utility), and E (Computer window).

 

 

 

 

 

Application key

 

 

 

Press this key for quick access to shortcut menus and help

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

assistants in Windows.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arrow keys

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

System key combinations

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

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Press and hold FN, To...

then press this

system key...

Toggle the status indicators on or off.

Turn the optional IEEE 802.11 wireless network radio on or off. Warning: Radio frequency wireless communication can interfere with equipment on commercial aircraft. Current aviation regulations require wireless devices to be turned off while traveling in an airplane.

IEEE 802.11 communication devices are examples of devices that provide wireless communication.

Important: The wireless network switch must be in the ON position for this button to work.

Enter Sleep mode or Hybrid Sleep mode. Press the power button to leave

Sleep mode.

Toggle the notebook display in the following order:

The LCD

An external monitor or projector (a monitor or projector must be

 

plugged into the monitor port or HDMI port on your notebook)

Both displays at the same time

 

 

Turn the optional Bluetooth radio on or off.

6 Warning: Radio frequency wireless communication can interfere with equipment on commercial aircraft. Current aviation regulations require wireless devices to be turned off while traveling in an airplane. Bluetooth communication devices are examples of devices that provide wireless communication.

Important: The wireless network switch must be in the ON position for this button to work.

F8

Increase the LCD panel brightness above the normal brightest setting.

Use this feature in bright lighting situations, such as outside in bright

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sunlight.

Press a second time to decrease the brightness below the normal lowest

 

 

brightness setting. Use this feature in dim lighting situations.

 

Press a third time to return the display to the normal brightness setting.

 

Important: Using this feature will affect battery performance.

 

 

Play or pause the CD or DVD.

Stop playing the CD or DVD.

Skip back one CD track or DVD chapter.

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Press and hold FN, To...

then press this

system key...

Skip ahead one CD track or DVD chapter.

Increase the brightness of the display.

Decrease the brightness of the display.

Increase volume.

Decrease volume.

Mute the sound. Press the key combination again to restore the sound.

Using the optional fingerprint reader

Your notebook may include a fingerprint reader that provides enhanced security and convenience. The fingerprint reader is located between the left and right touchpad buttons.

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Features include:

Secure logon to Windows and fast user switching between user accounts

Password bank feature which records and replays passwords used in Windows and Web-based applications

A safe or folder for storing encrypted files that only a user with a matching fingerprint can access

Boot level security that requires a fingerprint authentication before the system will boot to Windows

Scrolling so you can use the fingerprint reader in place of the touchpad

Running the TouchStrip Tutorial

Before using the fingerprint reader the first time, you should run the TouchStrip Tutorial which teaches you the correct method to use the fingerprint reader.

To run the TouchStrip Tutorial:

1Click (Start), All Programs, Protector Suite QL, then click Fingerprint Tutorial.

2Click Next to proceed through the tutorial.

Enrolling your fingerprints

Before you can use the features of the fingerprint reader, you must enroll your fingerprints so your notebook can identify you.

To enroll your fingerprints:

1Click (Start), All Programs, Protector Suite QL, then click User Enrollment. The Welcome screen opens.

2Click Next. The Finish screen opens.

3Select one of the following options, then click Next.

Enrollment to the biometric device—Select this option to save your fingerprint to memory in the fingerprint reader. Use this option to prevent unauthorized use of your notebook even if the hard drive has been removed.

Enrollment to the hard disk—Select this option to save your fingerprint to the hard drive. If you plan to enroll more than 21 fingerprints, you must select this option.

The User Enrollment wizard opens.

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4If you want to run the TouchStrip Tutorial, leave the Run interactive tutorial check box selected, then click Next. The TouchStrip Tutorial runs. After you have completed the tutorial, the Enrollment screen appears.

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If you do not want to run the TouchStrip Tutorial, click to uncheck the Run interactive tutorial check box, then click Next. The Enrollment screen appears.

5Click the button above the finger you are enrolling. A new box appears with three empty circles in it.

6Swipe your finger. A sample will be created and is indicated by a fingerprint icon in one of the circles.

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7Repeat step Step 6 two more times, then click Next. The Advanced Security screen appears.

8Type a password in the Backup password box, type the same password in the

Retype password box, then click Next.

9Click Finish.

Using the Fingerprint Control Center

The Fingerprint Control Center lets the administrator of the notebook control how the fingerprint reader is used. You can:

Add new fingerprints to the database

Edit or delete fingerprints from the database

Modify how fingerprints are used for logging onto the notebook

Modify how the fingerprint reader is used for scrolling

To use the Fingerprint Control Center:

1Click (Start), All Programs, Protector Suite QL, then click Control Center. The

Fingerprint Control Center opens.

2If you are logged into the notebook with administrator privileges, click Elevate administrative privileges for user so you can make changes to the settings.

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3Click the yellow arrow in front of an option, then click the option or setting you want to change.

Using the password bank

The password bank stores registrations to your favorite secure Web sites so that you can access them without having to re-enter your username and password each time you want to log into the site.

Tip

The password bank also works with many computer programs that require entering a username and password.

To create a registration for a Web site:

1Go to the Web site using your Internet browser.

2Log in using your user name and password.

3Swipe your already enrolled finger over the sensor. The fingerprint reader menu opens.

4Click Register.

5Click on the dialog box or Web site sign in box.

To log on to a registered Web site:

1Swipe your already enrolled finger over the sensor. The fingerprint reader menu opens.

2Click Registered Sites, then click the Web site you want to log onto.

3Your Internet browser opens and automatically logs you onto the Web site.

Using the fingerprint reader features

For more information about the fingerprint reader and how to use its features, click (Start), All Programs, Protector Suite QL, then click Help.

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Using the EZ Pad touchpad

The EZ Pad™ consists of a touchpad, two buttons, and a scroll zone.

Scroll zone

Touchpad

Left button

Right button

When you move your finger on the touchpad, the pointer (arrow) on the screen moves in the same direction. You can use the scroll zone to scroll through documents. Use of the scroll zone may vary from program to program.

You can use the EZ-Pad left and right buttons below the touchpad to select objects.

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To...

Do this...

Move the

Move your finger around on

pointer on the

the touchpad. If you run out of

screen.

space and need to move the

 

pointer farther, lift your finger,

 

move it to the middle of the

 

touchpad, then continue

 

moving your finger.

Select an object

Position the pointer over the

on the screen.

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

Position the pointer over the

shortcut menu

object. Quickly press and

or find more

release the right button once.

information

This action is called

about an object

right-clicking.

on the screen.

 

Move an object

Position the pointer over the

on the screen.

object. Press the left button and

 

hold it down, then use the

 

touchpad to move (drag) the

 

object to the appropriate part

 

of the screen. Release the

 

button to drop the object

 

where you want it.

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Using the optional multimedia panel

Capacitive volume control

Windows Hotstart

Mute sound

Instant On Audio

Skip ahead

Instant On Video

Skip back

Play/Pause

Stop

Button Description

Windows Hotstart—Turns on the notebook (if turned off) and opens Media Center (Windows Vista Home Premium or Windows Vista Ultimate) or Windows Media Player (Windows Vista Home Basic).

Important: You can use this button if the notebook is turned on, turned off, or in Sleep or Hibernate mode.

Important: You cannot use this button if you are logged on as a guest.

Instant on Audio—Opens Media Center (Windows Vista Home Premium or Windows

Vista Ultimate) or Windows Media Player (Windows Vista Home Basic).

Instant on Video—Opens Media Center (Windows Vista Home Premium or Windows

Vista Ultimate) or the DVD player program (Windows Vista Home Basic).

Play or pause the CD or DVD.

Stop playing the CD or DVD.

Skip back one CD track or DVD chapter.

Skip ahead one CD track or DVD chapter.

Mute the sound. Press again to restore the sound.

Capacitive volume control—Swipe your finger on the volume sensor strip to change the volume. To increase volume, move from the towards the +. To decrease volume, move from the + towards the .

Tip:

You can start swiping at any point on the strip.

The duration of the swipe determines the amount of the change.

At the end of this swipe, if you keep your finger on the strip, the volume control continues to change in the same direction.

Tapping on the strip does not change the volume.

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Using the optional webcam

You can use the optional webcam with many of the available Internet chat programs to add video and audio to your chat session. In addition, by using the software included with the webcam, you can take pictures or create video clips.

Webcam

Microphone

Status indicator

 

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To use the webcam:

1Click (Start), All Programs, Camera Assistant Software, then click Camera Assistant Software. The Camera Assistant Toolbar opens.

-OR-

Right-click (Camera assistant software) on the taskbar, then click Show Toolbar. The Camera Assistant Toolbar opens.

Button

Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start camera

 

 

Turns on the camera and opens the preview screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effects

 

 

Adds a decoration or border to your picture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Properties

 

 

Modifies properties such as zoom, backlight compensation,

 

 

 

 

 

 

brightness, and contrast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Settings

 

 

Selects the position of the toolbar or modifies the picture,

 

 

 

 

video, or audio settings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Help

 

 

Opens online help.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important

If you do not see the toolbar, the Auto Hide setting may be turned on. Move your pointer around the outside of the screen until the toolbar appears.

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2 Click (Start camera). The Camera Assistant opens.

3 Click one of the following:

 

 

Button

Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snapshot

 

 

 

Take a picture of what is currently in the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

preview screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video recording

 

 

 

Create a video recording.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Audio recording

 

 

 

Create an audio recording.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Functions

 

 

 

Change a setting or access online help.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resolution

 

 

 

Change the size of the picture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mute

 

 

 

Turn audio capture on or off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effects

 

 

 

Add a decoration or border to your picture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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System utilities

BIOS Setup Utility

BIOS flash utility

Removing a password lock

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BIOS Setup Utility

The BIOS Setup Utility is a hardware configuration program built into the notebook’s BIOS (Basic Input/Output System). The notebook was shipped already properly configured and optimized. However, if the user encounters configuration problems, you may need to run Setup.

Important

Also see Chapter 4 “Troubleshooting” on page 143.

To run the BIOS Setup Utility:

1Turn on the notebook. You will see Press <F2> to enter Setup at the bottom of the screen.

2Press F2. The BIOS Setup Utility opens.

Navigating the BIOS Setup Utility

There are six menu options in the BIOS Setup Utility: Information, Main, Advanced, Intel, Security, Boot, and Exit.

To use the BIOS Setup Utility:

To choose a menu, use the left and right arrow keys.

To choose an item, use the up and down arrow keys.

To change the value of a parameter, press F5 or F6.

A plus sign (+) indicates the item has sub-items. Press ENTER to expand this item.

Press ESC while you are in any of the menu options to go to the Exit menu.

In any menu, you can load default settings by pressing F9. You can also press F10 to save any changes made and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.

Important

You can change the value of a parameter if it is enclosed in square brackets. Navigation keys for a particular menu are shown on the bottom of the screen. Help for parameters are found in the Item Specific Help part of the screen. Read this information carefully when making changes to parameter values. System information differs by model.

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BIOS Setup Utility screens

Important

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

Main screen

The Main screen allows the user to set the system time and date as well as view a summary of your notebook hardware information.

Parameter

Description

 

 

System Time

Sets the system time. The hours are displayed in a 24-hour format.

 

 

System Date

Sets the system date.

 

 

System BIOS Version

Shows the version of the system BIOS.

 

 

CPU Type

Shows the type of CPU installed in the notebook.

 

 

CPU Speed

Shows the speed of the CPU installed in the notebook.

 

 

Total Memory

Shows the total memory in the notebook.

 

 

Slot 1 Memory

Shows the memory in slot 1.

 

 

Slot 2 Memory

Shows the memory in slot 2.

 

 

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Advanced screen

The Advanced screen allows the user to configure advanced notebook features.

The table below describes the parameters found on this screen.

Parameter

Description

Format/Option

 

 

 

Legacy USB Support

Specifies if the USB devices

Option: Enabled or Disabled

 

work under MS-DOS or CMOS

 

 

SETUP.

 

Extreme CPU Speed

Specifies to speed of a

 

 

GExtreme CPU.

 

 

 

 

SATA Mode

Specifies the SATA controller

Option: IDE, AHCI, or RAID

 

mode.

 

Quiet Boot

Determines if the Summary

Option: Enabled or Disabled

 

Screen is disabled or enabled.

 

 

Enabled: The Gateway logo is

 

 

displayed, and the Summary

 

 

Screen is not displayed.

 

 

Disabled: The Gateway logo is

 

 

not displayed and the

 

 

Summary Screen is displayed.

 

 

 

 

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Security screen

The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your notebook from unauthorized use.

Important

Refer to “Removing a password lock” on page 49 if you need to know how to remove a Hard Drive or BIOS Password.

The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings.

.

Parameter

Description

Option

 

 

 

Supervisor Password Is

Shows the setting of the

Clear or Set

 

Supervisor password

 

User Password Is

Shows the setting of the User

Clear or Set

 

password.

 

 

 

 

Set Supervisor Password

Press Enter to set the

 

 

supervisor password. When

 

 

set, this password protects

 

 

the BIOS Setup Utility from

 

 

unauthorized access. The user

 

 

cannot enter the Setup Utility

 

 

without entering this

 

 

password.

 

Set User Password

Press Enter to set the user

 

 

password. When a user

 

 

password is set, this password

 

 

protects the BIOS Setup Utility

 

 

from unauthorized changes.

 

 

The user can enter the Setup

 

 

Utility only and does not have

 

 

the right to change the value

 

 

of any parameters.

 

 

If Password on Boot is

 

 

enabled, the user must enter

 

 

the user password each time

 

 

the notebook is turned on or

 

 

wakes from Sleep.

 

 

 

 

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Parameter

Description

Option

 

 

 

Fixed disk boot sector

Write protects the boot sector

Normal or Write Protect

 

on the hard drive to protect

 

 

against viruses.

 

Password on Boot

Defines whether a password

Disabled or Enabled

 

is required or not while the

 

 

events defined in this group

 

 

happened. The sub-options

 

 

all require the Supervisor

 

 

password for changes and

 

 

should be grayed out if the

 

 

User password was used to

 

 

enter the Setup Utility.

 

 

 

 

Caution

When you are prompted to enter a password, you have three tries before the system halts. Don’t forget your password. If you forget your password, you may have to return your notebook to your dealer to reset it.

Setting a Password

Important

You must set a Supervisor password before you can set a User password.

To set the Supervisor password:

1Press or to highlight Set Supervisor Password, then press ENTER. The Set Supervisor Password box opens.

2Type a password in the Enter New Password field. The password length cannot exceed eight alphanumeric characters (A-Z, a-z, 0-9). The password is not case sensitive.

3Retype the password in the Confirm New Password field.

Caution

Be very careful when typing your password because the characters do not appear on the screen.

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4Press ENTER. After setting the password, the value of Supervisor Password changes to Set.

5Optional: you can enable the Password on Boot parameter.

6When you are done, press F10 to save your password and exit the BIOS Setup Utility or you can proceed to setting the User password.

To set the User password:

1Press or to highlight Set User Password, then press ENTER. The Set User Password box opens.

2Type a password in the Enter New Password field. The password length cannot exceed eight alphanumeric characters (A-Z, a-z, 0-9). The password is not case sensitive.

3Retype the password in the Confirm New Password field.

Caution

Be very careful when typing your password because the characters do not appear on the screen.

4Press ENTER. After setting the password, the value of User Password changes to Set.

5When you are done, press F10 to save your password and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.

Removing a Password

To remove a password:

1Press or to highlight Set Supervisor Password or Set User Password, then press ENTER. The Set Supervisor Password or Set User Password box opens.

2Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field, then press ENTER.

3Press ENTER twice without typing anything in the Enter New Password and Confirm New Password fields. After removing the password, the value of

Supervisor Password changes to Clear.

4When you are done, press F10 to save your password and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.

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Changing a Password

To change a password:

1Press or to highlight Set Supervisor Password or Set User Password, then press ENTER. The Set Supervisor Password or Set User Password box opens.

2 Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field, then press ENTER.

Important

If you enter an incorrect current password, the screen displays the following.

Press ENTER, then re-enter the current password.

3 Type a password in the Enter New Password field.

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