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USER’S GUIDE

Your First Solo Flight

By now you’ve unpacked your Gateway 2000 Solo™ Multimedia Notebook, and you’re just a few steps from really taking off.

1.If you haven’t done so already, take the time now to connect your unit to an AC power source as shown below.

The unit

The AC adapter

The AC power cord

(Use AC power as the battery in your unit is probably dead. An installed battery automatically charges itself, however, as long as the unit is connected to AC power. In order to optimize the battery’s life and performance, allow it to charge overnight and then completely discharge it through normal use. Do this twice for best results.)

2. Slide the

3. Press the

4. The Windows® 95 logo

cover latch to

power

appears on the screen.

the right to

button to

(Windows® for Workgroups

open the unit.

turn the unit

users must type win at the

 

on.

C: prompt and press Enter.)

5.Your system is now ready to fly. Continue navigating your own path, or, if the CD-ROM drive is installed, follow the steps below to take a quick ride with the Gateway 2000 Solo System CD.

A. Press the eject

B. Insert the Gateway

C. Close the drive

D. Slide a finger on the pad to move

button on the

2000 Solo System

tray.

the cursor onto the MEETSOLO

CD-ROM drive.

CD.

 

icon in the CD’s directory. Tap

 

 

 

twice to double-click the icon.

 

 

 

 

Contents

 

Legal notices ........................................................................................................................................

2

Specifications.......................................................................................................................................

4

Outside the Notebook .........................................................................................................................

6

Front view ...........................................................................................................................

6

Back view ...........................................................................................................................

6

Bottom view .......................................................................................................................

7

Left side view ......................................................................................................................

7

Inside the Notebook ............................................................................................................................

8

Status display bar ................................................................................................................

8

Keyboard .............................................................................................................................

9

EZ Pad pointing device .....................................................................................................

11

Built-in microphone/stereo speakers .................................................................................

11

Display ..............................................................................................................................

12

Power .................................................................................................................................................

13

AC power..........................................................................................................................

13

Battery power ...................................................................................................................

13

Bridge battery ...................................................................................................................

15

Starting, Stopping, and Restarting .................................................................................................

15

Standby mode ...................................................................................................................

16

Suspend mode ...................................................................................................................

16

Rebooting..........................................................................................................................

16

Modular Option Bay ........................................................................................................................

17

CD-ROM Drive ................................................................................................................

18

Floppy Disk Drive .............................................................................................................

18

External Floppy Drive ......................................................................................................................

19

Hard Disk Drive ................................................................................................................................

19

PCMCIA Cards ................................................................................................................................

21

Memory..............................................................................................................................................

22

Connections .......................................................................................................................................

23

IR module .........................................................................................................................

23

Docking bar ......................................................................................................................

23

Setup Menus ......................................................................................................................................

25

Main Setup Menu..............................................................................................................

25

Password Setup Menu ......................................................................................................

26

Port Assignment Menu .....................................................................................................

27

Power Management Menu ................................................................................................

28

Miscellaneous Menu .........................................................................................................

29

Keyboard Setup Menu ......................................................................................................

29

Troubleshooting ................................................................................................................................

30

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

32

The Gateway 2000

SOLO

Multimedia Notebook

User’s Guide

Legal notices

Gateway 2000 Solo™ Multimedia Notebook

User's Guide

Copyright © 1995

All rights reserved

This book is protected by copyright and all rights are reserved. No part of it may be reproduced or transmitted by any means or in any form without prior written consent from Gateway 2000.

The information in this manual has been carefully checked and is believed to be accurate. However, Gateway 2000 assumes no responsibility for any inaccuracies that may be contained in this manual. In no event will Gateway 2000 be liable for direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages resulting from any defect or omission in this manual, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

In the interest of continued product development, Gateway 2000 reserves the right to make improvements in this manual and the products it describes at any time, without notice or obligation.

Trademark acknowledgments

Gateway 2000, The Gateway 2000 Solo logo, cow spot motif, and motto “You’ve got a friend in the business” are registered trademarks of Gateway 2000. EZ Pad is a trademark of Gateway 2000. IBM, PC/AT, and PS/2 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation. Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation. Microsoft, MS, MS-DOS, Windows, and Windows 95 are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. XJACK is a trademark of the Megahertz Corp. Novell and NetWare are trademark of Novell, Inc. PostScript is a trademark of Adobe Systems Inc. All other product names mentioned herein are used for identification purposes only, and may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

FCC statement

NOTE: This is a Class B Digital Device. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.

Gateway 2000®

610 Gateway Drive

North Sioux City, SD 57049 USA

This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one of more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver

Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected

Consult an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

Caution: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.

To meet FCC requirements, shielded cables and power cords are required to connect this device to a personal computer or other Class B certified device.

Cautions and warnings

CAUTION: Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.

Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries promptly and according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

ATTENTION: Il y a danger d’explosion s’il y a replacement incorrect de la batterie. Remplacer uniquenment avec une batteries du meme type ou d’un type recommande par le constructeur. Mettre rebut les batteries usagees conformement aux instructions du fabricant.

VORSICHT: Explosionsgefahr bei unsachgemäßem Batteriewechsel.

Originalbatterien nur durch gleiche oder vom Hersteller empfohlene Batterien ersetzen. Gebrauchte Batterien an Gateway 2000 zurücksenden.

ADVARSEL: Eksplosjonsfare ved feilaktig skifte av batteri. Benytt samme batteritype eller en tilsvarende type anbefalt av apparatfabrikanten. Brukte batterier kasseres i henhold til fabrikantens instruksjoner.

CAUTION: This equipment uses a grounded power cable. Do not attempt to defeat the grounding prong. Do not remove the grounding prong. If you use a three-prong adapter, be sure to connect the ground wire to a good ground.

Replace the cord if it becomes damaged. U.S. and Canadian replacement cords must be UL-approved (CSA certified in Canada) type SPT-2, 18 AWG, 2-conductor cord with permanently attached NEMA type 5-15P plug at one end and a permanently attached connector body on the other. Cord length may not exceed 15 feet.

Outside the U.S. and Canada the cord must be rated for at least

250VAC at 10 amps, and must indicate international safety agency approval. The plug must be a type appropriate for the country of use.

Obtain replacement cords at an authorized service center. The replacement must be of the same type and voltage rating as the original cord.

VORSICHT: Diese Ausrüstung verwendet ein geerdetes Netzkabel. Den Erdungskontakt unter keinen Umständen umgehen oder entfernen. Bei Verwendung eines dreipoligen Adapters den Erdungsdraht stets an geprüften Erdungskontakt anschließen.

Beschädigte Kabel ersetzen. Ersatzkabel in den USA und Kanada müssen folgende Bedingungen erfüllen: UL-anerkannter (in Kanada CSA-zertifizierter) SPT-2 Typ, 18 AWG, 2-Leiter-Kabel mit fest installiertem NEMA-Typ-5-15P-Stecker und fest installierter Anschlußdose am anderen Ende, max. 4,57 m Länge. Außerhalb der USA und Kanada gelten folgende Bedingungen: Kabel für mindestens 250 V Wechselstrom bei 10 A, anerkannt durch internationale Sicherheitsbehörde, landesspezifischer Stecker.

Ersatzkabel nur im Fachhandel erwerben. Nur Ersatzkabel des gleichen Typs und für die gleiche Spannung (Voltzahl) wie das Originalkabel verwenden.

WARNING: Always plug the cord into an easily accessible outlet near the equipment so that unplugging the cord is an easy way to shut off power.

Do not attempt to disassemble the AC adapter. The AC adapter has no user-replaceable or -serviceable parts inside. The AC adapter has dangerous voltages that can cause serious personal injury or death. Return defective AC adapters to Gateway 2000.

The AC adapter is intended for use with a computer. Both must meet EN 60950.

ACHTUNG: Netzkabel stets in eine gut zugängliche Steckdose nahe der Ausrüstung einstecken, um durch einfaches Ziehen des Steckers jederzeit die Stromversorgung unterbrechen zu können.

Den Adapter unter keinen Umständen auseinanderbauen. Der

Adapter enthält keine vom Benutzer zu ersetzenden oder zu wartenden Bestandteile. Die Spannung im Adapter kann beim Auseinanderbau zu Verletzungen oder Tod führen. Beschädigte

Adapter an Gateway 2000 zurücksenden.

Der Adapter ist für den Gebrauch mit einem Computer bestimmt.

Adapter und Computer müssen die Norm EN 60950 erfüllen.

Environmental considerations

Your Gateway 2000 Solo has been engineered to provide many years of reliable service. However, you should give it the same reasonable care and protection that you would any other electronic equipment. Damage caused by dropping the Gateway 2000 Solo, impact with another object, or immersion in liquids is not covered by the warranty. Never expose the Gateway 2000 Solo to rain, snow, or moisture. Avoid locations with high levels of dirt, dust, or smoke.

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This manual was created electronically with a Gateway 2000 P5-

100 computer system, MS-DOS 6.22, Windows for Workgroups 3.11, PageMaker 5.0, CorelDraw 5.0, Adobe Type Manager 2.6, and Adobe Postscript fonts including Stone Sans, Eras Book, Times

New Roman, Tekton, Myriad Headline, Insignia, Gill Sans, and

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Gateway 2000

Gateway 2000 Solo Multimedia Notebook

User’s Guide

Part # SYSMAN017AAUS

9/95

4 The Gateway 2000 Solo Multimedia Notebook

Specifications

(Specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.)

Dimensions

(W × D × H) 11.8" × 8.8" × 2.0" (300mm x 223.5mm x 51mm)

Weight

approx. 6.3 lbs with battery

Keyboard

86 keys, 100% scale; provides same functions as standard Windows 95 AT keyboard

Screen

Backlit active-matrix LCD: 10.2" diagonal (207.4mm x 155.5mm); 640 x 480 x 256

 

VGA resolution; supports virtual screen to 1024 x768; 0.324mm dot pitch; 70:1

 

contrast ratio

 

Backlit active-matrix LCD: 10.4" diagonal (211.2mm x 158.4mm); 800 x 600 x 256

 

SVGA resolution; supports virtual screen to 1024 x768; 0.264mm dot pitch; 100:1

Video

contrast ratio

1MB video memory; C&T 65545 controller, VESA local bus with Windows accelera-

 

tion; Video port supports: 640 x 480 x 16–64K colors, 800 x 600 x 16 or 256 colors,

 

1024 x 768 x 16 or 256 colors

Mouse/Pointer

EZ Pad integrated pointer; PS/2-type connector for external mouse

CPU

Intel P54CLM-75 or P54CLM-90 low power Pentium Processor

Cache

16K in CPU; 256K pipelined burst synchronous external

CPU speed

75 or 90MHz

BIOS

256K; includes configuration utility with password security and power management

RAM type

70ns 3.3V low power DRAM

RAM capacity

8MB on board, expandable to 16, 24, or 40MB by using a pair of 4, 8, or 16MB modules

 

(subject to availability)

Expansion slots Two PCMCIA Type II slots (or stacked as one Type III slot) with card ejectors; supports hot-swapping of most cards

I/O ports DB25 floppy/parallel port; DB9 serial port; PS/2 external keyboard/mouse connector; docking bar connector, video connector, IR port

Modular bay Internal 1.44MB 3.5 inch floppy drive or 5 inch 2x CD-ROM drive

Hard disk drive 340MB, 540MB, 720MB or 1.2GB IDE removeable drive, depending on system

Accessories AC adapter; IR (infrared) module; Lithium battery; Docking bar, External floppy disk drive, Optional leather carrying case

User’s Guide 5

PCMCIA option 2400/9600 data/fax modem; 14,400 data/fax modem; twisted pair or thinnet (BNC) Ethernet network; token ring network; other cards available from other sources

Environment 10-35° C; 10-95% noncondensing relative humidity

AC adapter Requires 100-240 VAC, 0.88-0.46A nominal: adapter powers system and charges battery simultaneously

Battery pack 14.4DC, 2700mAh lithium battery: batteries can be “hot-swapped” without rebooting. Recharges in or out of system. Conforms to APM 1.1

Permanent internal NiMH battery maintains system memory for about one-half day with battery pack removed

Battery life 38.88 watt-hours; 2.5 to over 4 hours in typical usage under Windows®; fully charged battery lasts about three weeks in Suspend mode

Charging cycle Varies depending on battery condition; full charge usually takes about two and one-half hours

Certification FCC Class B, UL, CSA, TUV (approved to IEC950/EN60950),

6 The Gateway 2000 Solo Multimedia Notebook

Outside the Notebook

The Gateway 2000 Solo Multimedia Notebook is designed to provide the multimedia functionality of a full-size desktop system along with the convenience of a lightweight portable. Even if you are already using the unit, we recommend you take a few moments to familiarize yourself with its many functions and features.

Front view

Cover latch:

 

 

 

 

 

Modular option

slide to the right

 

 

 

 

 

bay:

to release the lid

 

 

 

 

 

houses internal

and open the

 

 

 

 

 

floppy disk drive

unit.

 

 

 

 

 

or CD-ROM drive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(See page 17.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back view

(port cover flipped down)

Flip down foot:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flip down foot:

flip it down to

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

flip it down to

 

 

tilt the unit for

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

tilt the unit for

more comfort.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

more comfort.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PS/2

port: connect a mouse or keyboard here. (See pages 9 and 11.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

AC

 

 

 

 

 

 

Docking bar

 

 

 

VGA port:

connector:

Serial port:

 

 

connect AC

port (120-pin):

 

connect any

connect the

connect any serial

 

standard

adapter

docking bar here.

device here.

 

monitor here.

here. (See

(See page 23.)

 

 

(See page 12.)

page 13.)

 

 

 

IR port:

 

 

Floppy/Parallel port:

 

place the IR module so that it’s

connect external floppy disk drive

 

receiver/transmitter can “see”

 

or any parallel device here. (See

 

this port. (See page 23.)

 

 

page 19.)

 

User’s Guide 7

Bottom view

Removable

 

 

 

 

 

Removable hard

lithium ion

 

 

 

 

 

disk drive:

battery:

 

 

 

 

 

can be removed

can be removed

 

 

 

 

 

from the unit.

and charged

 

 

 

 

 

(See pages 19

separately from

 

 

 

 

 

and 20.)

the unit. (See

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

pages 13 and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modular drive bay

Expansion memory access panel:

release access panel:

open to install or replace memory

open to access release latch for

modules. (See page 22.)

removing drive or cover from

 

drive bay. (See page 17.)

 

Left side view

PCMCIA door

 

Volume control:

(reset button):

 

turn to adjust

flip it down to

 

 

 

volume of built-in

 

 

 

 

reveal flush

 

speakers or

PCMCIA slots and

 

 

 

 

 

headphone jack.

reset button.

 

(This control

(See pages 21

 

does not affect

and 16.)

 

the volume of the

 

 

 

 

 

 

Line Out jack on

 

 

 

 

 

 

the docking bar.)

Microphone jack:

Line input jack:

Headphone jack:

connect external

connect line from external

connect headphones

microphone here.

audio source here.

or speakers here.

(Using this

 

(Using this disables

disables the built-

 

the built-in speakers.)

in microphone.)

 

 

8 The Gateway 2000 Solo Multimedia Notebook

Inside the Notebook

Power button:

Press once to activate Suspend or Resume mode.

10” color display:

Full-size keyboard:

Specially designed for use with Windows® 95. (See page 9.)

Status display bar:

Battery charge light:

indicates which devices and functions

changes color to indicate

are active. (See below.)

battery charge status:

 

 

 

 

Yellow=charging;

 

 

 

 

Green=charged;

 

 

 

 

Red=charging error.

 

 

 

 

(See page 14.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Screen brightness control: slide up or down to

adjust brightness

of screen. (See page 12.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Built-in microphone:

EZ Pad™ pointing device:

Stereo speakers:

suitable for recording sounds.

controls the cursor like a mouse. (See page 11.)

provide stereo sound

(See page 11.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(See page 11.)

Status display bar

AC power:

Battery power:

CD-ROM:

IR port:

Monitor switch:

Caps Lock:

lit when unit is

lit when unit is

lit when CD-

lit when IR port

lit when external

lit when Caps

operating on AC operating on

ROM drive is

is enabled.

monitor port is

Lock is enabled.

power.

 

 

battery power.

accessed.

 

 

active.

(See page 10.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pad Lock: lit when Pad

Lock is enabled. (See page 10.)

Standby: lit when unit is in standby mode. (See page 16.)

Hard disk:

Floppy disk:

Serial port:

Docking bar:

Num Lock:

Scroll Lock:

lit when hard lit when internal

lit when serial

lit when docking

lit when Num

lit when Scroll

drive is ac-

floppy drive is

port is enabled.

bar is con-

Lock is enabled.

Lock is enabled.

cessed.

accessed.

 

nected.

(See page 10.)

(See page 10.)

User’s Guide 9

Keyboard

The system features a specially-designed, 86-key keyboard. In order to provide the full functionality of a 101-key keyboard, many of these keys have been assigned special alternate functions, including shortcut keys for Windows® 95.

Caps Lock key:

Windows 95

press to lock

menu key:

letter keys in

press to access

uppercase mode.

menus within a

(When active,

Windows 95

Caps Lock icon

application. (See

appears in

Windows 95

status display

documentation.)

bar icon. See

 

page 8.)

 

Windows 95 start button key: press to automatically click the Start button in Windows 95. (See Windows 95 documentation.)

An external keyboard may be attached to the unit through the PS/2 port on the back of the unit (See page 6.) or the PS/2 (keyboard) port on the docking bar. (See page 24.)

Special function keys

The keys with blue labels perform special functions when activated. The status display bar shows individual icons for the Monitor Switch, Num Lock, Pad Lock, and Scroll Lock keys when each is activated. (See page 8.)

Setup

Monitor switch

Num Lock

Pad Lock

Scroll Lock

key:

key:

key:

key:

key:

Fn (function)

 

 

 

Function

key:

 

 

 

keypad:

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