Gateway Tablet PC User Manual

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Gateway Tablet PC

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1 Checking Out Your Gateway M1300 Tablet PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Box contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Button panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Status indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Power switch side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Ports side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Speakers side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Identifying your model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Gateway model number and internal wireless label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Gateway serial number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Finding your specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

2 Getting Started. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 General tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Using the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Using the AC adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Basic safety precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Connecting the AC adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Protecting from power source problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Starting your tablet PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Waking up your tablet PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Turning off your tablet PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Restarting (rebooting) your tablet PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Using the display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Using the pen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Gestures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Pen button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Tablet Input Panel (TIP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Using the keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Key types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 System key combinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Status indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

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Using the touchpad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Connecting the modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Connecting to a wired Ethernet network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Broadband Internet connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Installing a printer, scanner, or other peripheral device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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3 Getting Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43

Using the tutorials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 More helpful startup pages and programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Help and Support Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Searching for a topic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Do More with Gateway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49

Online help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Gateway Web site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Using eSupport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52

4 Windows Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53

About Windows XP Tablet PC Edition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 About the Windows environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Using the desktop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 Using the Start menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 Adding icons to the desktop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Identifying window items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Working with files and folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Viewing drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Creating folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Copying and moving files and folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 Deleting files and folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Browsing for files and folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 Searching for files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 Working with documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Creating a new document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Saving a document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 Opening a document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 Printing a document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 Keyboard shortcuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75

5 Using the Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77

Learning about the Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 Setting up an Internet account . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79 Using the World Wide Web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 Connecting to a Web site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81

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Downloading files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Using e-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Sending e-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Checking your e-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

6 Using Multimedia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

Adjusting the volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Recording and playing audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Playing audio and video files with the Windows Media Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Using the optional diskette drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Using the optional DVD/CD-RW drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94

Connecting the DVD/CD-RW drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Inserting a CD or DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Listening to CDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Playing a DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Creating CDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

Using an external monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Connecting a digital camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Connecting a digital video camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114

7 Sending and Receiving Faxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

Installing Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Configuring Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Sending a simple fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Setting up your cover page template . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Faxing from programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Faxing a scanned document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Receiving and viewing a fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Canceling a fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Automatically retry sending a fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Automatically cancelling a fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125

8 Managing Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127

Battery basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Monitoring the battery charge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Recharging the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 Changing batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Extending battery life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133

Conserving battery power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Using alternate power sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Changing power modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 Changing power settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135

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Changing the power scheme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136 Changing alarm options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137 Changing advanced settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139 Activating and using Hibernate mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140

9 Travel Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143

Packing your tablet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144 Traveling by air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144 Modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144 Radio frequency wireless connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145 Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145 Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146 Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147 Additional tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147

10 Customizing Your Tablet PC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149

Using the display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150 Changing display orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150 Adjusting brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150 Adjusting the screen and desktop settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151 Adjusting the color depth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151 Adjusting the screen resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152 Changing the colors on your Windows desktop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154 Changing the desktop background . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155 Selecting a screen saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157 Adjusting tablet and pen settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158 Programming the buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159 Using the Motion Dashboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160 Using speech recognition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162 Adding and modifying user accounts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162

11 Networking Your Tablet PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165

Benefits of networking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166 Sharing a single Internet connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166 Sharing drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166 Sharing peripheral devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167 Streaming audio and video files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167 Playing multi-player games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167

Selecting a network connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168 Wired Ethernet network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168 Wireless Ethernet network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168 Using a wired Ethernet network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169

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Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, or Gigabit Ethernet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169 Example wired Ethernet network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170 Equipment you need for a wired Ethernet network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171 Using a wireless Ethernet network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172 Example access point wireless Ethernet network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173 Equipment you need for an access point wireless Ethernet network . . . . . . 174 Example peer-to-peer wireless Ethernet network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175 Equipment you need for a peer-to-peer wireless Ethernet network . . . . . . . 176 For more information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176 Using your tablet PC on a network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177 Installing and configuring your tablet PC for Ethernet networking . . . . . . . . . 177 Turning your wireless Ethernet on or off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177

12 Moving from Your Old Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179

Using the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180 Transferring files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181 Finding your files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181 Transferring Internet settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183 Setting up your ISP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183 Transferring your e-mail and address book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184 Transferring your Internet shortcuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184 Installing your old printer or scanner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184 Installing your old programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185

13 Maintaining Your Tablet PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187

General Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188 Display screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188 Pen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189 Replacing the pen point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189 Caring for your tablet PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189 Creating an emergency startup diskette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191 Protecting your tablet PC from viruses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193 Managing hard drive space . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196 Checking hard drive space . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196 Using Disk Cleanup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196 Checking the hard drive for errors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198 Defragmenting the hard drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199 Backing up files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201 Using the Scheduled Task Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201 Cleaning your tablet PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203 Cleaning the exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203 Cleaning the keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203 Cleaning the tablet PC screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204

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Cleaning the mouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .204

14 Restoring Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207

Using the Restoration CDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .208 Reinstalling device drivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209 Updating device drivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211 Reinstalling programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212 Reinstalling Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214

15 Upgrading Your Tablet PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217

Adding and removing a PC Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218 Preventing static electricity discharge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221 Adding or replacing memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222

16 Using the Tablet PC FlexDock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227

Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228

Back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229

Using the FlexDock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .231

17 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .237

Safety guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .238 First steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .240 Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .240 Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .240 Device installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .240 Diskette drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .241 Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242 DVD/CD-RW Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243 Cleaning CDs or DVDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .245 File management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .245 Hard drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .245 Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246 Interface/Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .248 Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .248 Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .249 Modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250 Mouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .254 Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .254 Operating system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .255 Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .255 PC Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .256

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Pen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256 Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256 Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258 Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260 Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260 Wireless Ethernet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260

FAQs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261 Telephone support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263 Before calling Gateway Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263 Telephone numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264 Tutoring and training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265 Self-help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265 Tutoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265 Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266

A Safety, Regulatory, and Legal Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279

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Checking Out

Your Gateway 1

M1300 Tablet PC

This chapter introduces you to the basic features of your tablet PC. Read this chapter to learn:

How to identify the features of your Gateway tablet PC

How to locate your tablet PC’s model and serial number

How to locate the Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity

How to locate the specifications for your tablet PC

What accessories are available for your tablet PC

Tips & Tricks

To access the contents of this guide, tap

 

 

 

Start, All Programs, then tap Gateway

 

 

 

 

 

 

Documentation. You can also download an

 

 

 

electronic copy from

 

 

 

support.gateway.com/support/manlib/.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Box contents

Your Gateway Tablet PC box includes:

A pen, plus a spare and several replacement tips

An AC power adapter and installed battery

A soft cloth for cleaning the screen

Operating system and software CDs

An adjustable desktop stand

A mobile USB keyboard with touchpad

A hard top cover

Your box also contains any additional accessories you have ordered, such as a combination DVD/CD-RW drive. If you ordered a FlexDock, it will arrive in a separate box.

If any of these components appear on the packing slip but not in the box, search the packaging again and check the shipping invoice for information about back orders. If you still are unable to account for the component, contact Gateway.

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Button panel

Button panel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Microphone Security

 

 

 

 

Fn

 

 

 

Pen

 

 

Hot key 2

 

Cursor pad

 

Esc

Status indicators

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hot key 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Component

Description

 

 

Microphone

Record audio through this microphone. The built-in microphone is turned

 

off while an external microphone is connected. For the location of your

 

microphone jack, see “Ports side” on page 7.

 

 

Buttons

See “Buttons” on page 4 for a description of each button.

 

 

Status

See “Status indicators” on page 5 for a description of each status indicator.

indicators

 

 

 

Pen

Write, tap, and input directly on the tablet’s display using the cordless pen.

 

 

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Buttons

Item

Icon

Primary function

Secondary function

 

 

 

 

(Fn button+button)

 

 

 

 

Security

 

Opens the Windows Task Manager.

None

 

 

Also used for domain authentication

 

 

 

or logon screen.

 

 

 

 

 

Hot key 2

 

Rotates display orientation. Also

Opens Tablet Input Panel.

 

 

opens the BIOS utility if pressed

Can also be reprogrammed.

 

 

during startup.

 

 

 

 

 

Hot key 1

 

Opens Motion Dashboard.

Opens Windows Journal.

 

 

 

 

Can also be reprogrammed.

 

 

 

 

 

Cursor pad

 

The edges serve the same

Left arrow: SHIFT+TAB

 

 

 

function as the arrow keys on a

Right arrow: TAB

 

 

 

keyboard.

Up arrow: PAGE UP

 

 

The center of the cursor pad is the

Down arrow: PAGE DOWN

 

 

 

ENTER key.

 

 

 

 

 

Fn

 

Press the Fn (Function) button with

None

 

 

another button to activate the

 

 

 

button’s secondary function.

 

 

 

 

 

Esc

 

Equivalent to a keyboard’s ESC key.

ALT+TAB.

 

 

 

 

 

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Status indicators

The status indicators show you the current activity of system components.

Status indicator

 

Meaning

 

 

 

 

Wireless activity

 

LED steady or blinking green - Wireless IEEE 802.11b is on

 

 

LED off - Wireless IEEE 802.11b is off

 

 

 

 

Hard drive

 

LED blinking - The hard drive is being read from or written to

 

 

 

 

Battery status

 

LED steady green - AC adapter plugged in and battery fully

 

 

 

charged

 

 

LED steady yellow - AC adapter plugged in and battery charging

 

 

LED steady orange - Battery overheated or defective

 

 

LED blinking green and orange - Battery discharging abnormally

 

 

 

and should be replaced

 

 

LED slow-blinking orange - AC unplugged and battery less than

 

 

 

10 percent

 

 

LED fast-blinking orange - AC unplugged and battery less than

 

 

 

5 percent

 

 

LED off - AC unplugged and battery fully discharged or removed

 

 

 

 

Power

 

LED steady green - Tablet is turned on

 

 

 

LED blinking green - Tablet is in Standby mode

 

 

LED off - Tablet is off.

 

 

 

 

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Power switch side

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power

 

 

Antenna area

PC Card slot

Pen tether

connector

 

 

 

 

 

 

anchor

Power switch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Component

Description

 

 

Power connector

Plug the AC adapter cable into this connector. Do not substitute

 

another adapter or use this connector for any other purpose.

 

 

 

Power switch

Turn on the tablet by sliding and holding the switch for about

 

 

1 second.

 

When the Gateway Tablet PC is on, slide the switch briefly to

 

 

activate Standby (or Hibernate if it is enabled through the Control

 

 

Panel’s Power Options Properties dialog box).

 

Sliding and holding the switch for more than 4 seconds (when the

 

 

tablet is turned on) will cause a forced shutdown, which is the last

 

 

resort when the tablet is completely unresponsive.

 

 

Antenna zone

The wireless networking antennas are located in this area. Make

 

sure that you keep your hands clear of this zone when using

 

wireless connectivity in areas where reception is weak.

 

 

PC Card slot

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

 

“Adding and removing a PC Card” on page 218. A plastic blank

 

ships with the Gateway Tablet PC, and you can leave it in place

 

whenever the slot is not in use.

 

 

Pen tether

Use this tether anchor to tether the pen to the tablet. You must

anchor

purchase the pen tether separately.

 

 

 

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Ports side

Ports side

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modem jack

 

 

FlexDock

USB ports

 

Headphone jack

 

 

 

 

connector

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Network jack

 

 

 

 

Microphone jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monitor port

 

 

 

IEEE 1394 port

Component

Icon

 

 

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modem jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Connecting the modem” on page 39.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Network jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

information, see “Connecting to a wired Ethernet network” on

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

page 40 and “Networking Your Tablet PC” on page 165.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monitor port

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plug an analog VGA monitor into this port. For more information,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

see “Using an external monitor” on page 111.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FlexDock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make sure that the Gateway Tablet PC sits firmly on the docking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

connector

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

connector.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USB ports

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plug the port replicator or USB (Universal Serial Bus) devices (such

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

as a diskette drive, Iomega™ Zip™ drive, printer, scanner, camera,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

keyboard, or mouse) into these USB 2.0 ports.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IEEE 1394 port

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(such as a digital camcorder or DVD/CD-RW drive) into this 4-pin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IEEE 1394 port. For more information, see “Connecting a digital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

video camera” on page 114.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

Microphone jack

 

Plug an external microphone into this jack. The built-in microphone

 

 

is turned off when a microphone is plugged into this jack.

 

 

 

Headphone jack

 

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

 

 

speakers are turned off when speakers or headphones are plugged

 

 

into this jack.

 

 

 

Speakers side

 

Speakers

 

 

Component

Description

 

 

Speakers

Provide audio output when headphones or amplified speakers

 

are not plugged in.

 

 

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Back

Kensington lock slot

Hard drive Battery Battery gauge Battery latch Memory bay Antenna zone

Component

Description

 

 

Kensington lock slot

Secure your tablet PC to an object by connecting a Kensington cable

 

lock to this slot.

 

 

Hard drive bay

The hard drive is located in this bay.

 

 

Battery bay

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

 

batteries” on page 131.

 

 

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Component

Description

 

 

Battery gauge

Push the button next to the LEDs to check the battery’s charge.

 

 

Battery latch

Slide to release the battery.

 

 

Memory bay

Install as many as two memory modules into this bay. For more

 

information, see “Adding or replacing memory” on page 222.

 

 

Antenna zone

The wireless networking antennas are located in this area.

 

 

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Identifying your model

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

Gateway model number and internal wireless label

The label on the back of your tablet PC contains information that identifies your tablet PC model and its features. Gateway Technical Support will need this information if you call for assistance.

Gateway model number

Wireless

device

Gateway serial number

You can locate the Gateway serial number:

Printed on a white sticker on the back of your tablet PC.

Printed on the customer invoice that came with your tablet PC. The invoice also contains your customer ID number.

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Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity

The Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity label found on the back of your tablet PC includes the product key code for your operating system.

Finding your specifications

For more information about your tablet PC, such as memory size, memory type, and hard drive size, visit Gateway’s eSupport page at support.gateway.com. The eSupport page also has links to additional Gateway documentation and detailed specifications. For more information, see “Using eSupport” on page 52.

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Accessories

Accessories

Gateway and Motion offer accessories that can help you make the most of using your tablet PC. To order accessories, visit the Gateway Accessory Store at accessories.gateway.com and the Motion Web site at www.motioncomputing.com.

Batteries and automobile/airplane power adapters

If you run your tablet PC on battery power for extended periods, you may want to buy an additional battery so you can swap batteries when necessary. See “Changing batteries” on page 131 for more information about using an additional main battery in your tablet PC.

With an automobile/airplane power adapter, you can save battery power by plugging your tablet PC into an automobile cigarette lighter or an airplane in-flight power receptacle.

Carrying cases

Gateway has large-capacity carrying cases if you need additional space for accessories or supplies.

Drives

Use a diskette drive or USB flash drive for storing files or transferring files to another computer. See “Using the optional diskette drive” on page 93.

Use a combination DVD/CD-RW drive for installing programs, playing audio CDs, playing DVDs, accessing data, and recording music and data to CD-R or CD-RW discs. See “Using the optional DVD/CD-RW drive” on page 94 for more information.

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Motion FlexDock

The Motion FlexDock, a desktop docking station, includes most of the tablet’s peripheral device connectors.

LAN (RJ-45)

IEEE 1394

USB 2.0 ports (2 rear, 1 front)

Microphone jack

Headphone jack

VGA monitor

AC power adapter connector

See “Using the Tablet PC FlexDock” on page 227 for more information.

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Accessories

Peripheral devices

You can attach devices (such as a keyboard, mouse, printer, or monitor) to your tablet PC or FlexDock.

Memory

Large programs, such as multimedia games or graphics programs, use a lot of memory. If your programs are running more slowly than you think they should, try adding more memory. See “Adding or replacing memory” on page 222 for more information.

Printers

You can attach almost any type of printer to your tablet PC. The most common types are inkjet and laser printers, which print in color or black and white. See “Installing a printer, scanner, or other peripheral device” on page 41 for more information about attaching a printer to your tablet PC.

Inkjet printers and cartridges are relatively inexpensive, but they are slower than laser printers. Using an inkjet color printer, you can print pictures, banners, and greeting cards, as well as documents.

Laser printers and cartridges are more expensive, but they print much faster than inkjet printers. Laser printers are better than inkjet printers when you are printing large documents.

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Getting Started

This chapter provides basic information about your Gateway tablet PC. Read this chapter to find out how to:

Use the tablet PC safely

Connect the AC adapter

Start and turn off your tablet PC

Use the display

Use the pen

Use the keyboard

Identify the keyboard status indicators

Use the touchpad

Connect the modem

Connect to an Ethernet network

Install peripheral devices

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Safety instructions

Certain precautions should be observed to further reduce the risk of personal injury or damage to the tablet.

General tips

When setting up the tablet for work, place it on a level surface.

Before you clean your tablet, turn if off, unplug it from its power source, and remove the battery.

Do not push objects into air vents or openings of your tablet. Doing so can cause fire or electric shock by shorting out interior components.

Handle components with care. Hold a component such as a memory module by its edges, not its pins.

When you disconnect a cable, pull on its connector, not on the cable itself. As you pull out the connector, keep it evenly aligned to avoid bending any connector pins. Also, before you connect a cable make sure both connectors are correctly oriented and aligned.

Use of mobile phones can interfere with the sound system. The tablet operation is not impaired but we recommend that a distance of 12 inches (30 cm) be maintained between the tablet and the mobile phone.

When you move your tablet between environments with very different humidity or temperature ranges, condensation may form on or within the tablet. To avoid damaging the tablet, allow sufficient time for the moisture to evaporate before using the tablet.

When traveling, do not check the tablet as baggage. You can put your tablet through an X-ray security machine, but never put your tablet through a metal detector. If you have the tablet checked by hand, be sure to have a charged battery available in case you are asked to turn on the tablet.

When traveling, do not place the tablet in overhead storage compartments where it could slide around.

Do not drop your tablet or subject it to other physical shocks.

To completely turn off all tablet power, turn the tablet off, remove the battery, and disconnect the AC adapter from the electrical outlet.

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Safety instructions

The base of the tablet can become warm with use. Although the temperature will not be too hot to the touch, we recommend that you attach the hard top cover to the back of the tablet while in use.

Do not apply heavy pressure to the tablet or subject it to strong impact. Excessive pressure or impact can cause damage to tablet components or otherwise cause malfunctions.

Some PC Cards can become hot with prolonged use. Overheating of a PC Card can result in errors or instability in the card’s operation. Be careful when you remove a PC Card that has been used for extended periods.

Using the battery

Do not carry a battery in your pocket, purse, or other container where metal objects (such as car keys) could short-circuit the battery terminals. The resulting excessive current flow can cause extremely high temperatures and may result in heat damage.

Protect your tablet, battery, and hard drive from environmental hazards such as dirt, dust, food, liquids, temperature extremes, and overexposure to sunlight.

Replace only with a Gateway Tablet PC battery to avoid risk of fire or explosion.

Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Do not dispose of batteries in a fire. They may explode.

Using the AC adapter

Place the adapter in a ventilated area, such as a desktop or on the floor, when you use it to run the tablet or to charge the battery. Do not cover the adapter with papers or other items that will reduce cooling, and do not use the adapter while it is inside a carrying case.

Make sure that nothing rests on your adapter's power cable and that the cable is not located where it can be tripped over or stepped on.

Use only the adapter and power cord approved for use with this tablet. Use of another type of adapter may create a risk of fire or explosion.

If you use an extension cable with your adapter, ensure that the total ampere rating of the products plugged in to the extension cable does not exceed the ampere rating of the extension cable.

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Basic safety precautions

When using your tablet and peripheral devices, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and injury to persons, including the following:

Do not use this product near water. For example, do not use it near a bathtub or kitchen sink.

Avoid using the wired modem or LAN during an electrical storm. There may be a remote risk of electric shock from lightning.

The cable used with the modem should be manufactured with a minimum wire size of 26 American wire gauge (AWG) and an FCC-compliant RJ-11 modular plug.

To help avoid the potential hazard of electric shock, do not connect or disconnect any cables or perform maintenance or reconfiguration of this product during an electrical storm.

Warning When working with peripheral devices or replacing memory modules, always follow installation instructions closely. Except for replacing memory, do not attempt to service the tablet yourself. (See “Using eSupport” on page 52 and “Telephone support” on page 263 for service information.)

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Connecting the AC adapter

Connecting the AC adapter

Your tablet ships with a charged 6-cell lithium-ion (or an optional lightweight 3-cell) battery in its bay. You can run your tablet PC using an AC adapter or the tablet PC battery. You may own other devices that advise you to charge the battery before first use, but the Gateway Tablet PC battery does not require it. If a charge is needed, just plug in the AC adapter and let the battery charge while you are working.

Important

A full charge will take up to two hours. Press the button

 

next to the battery gauge. When all five LEDs glow green,

 

the battery is fully charged. See “Back” on page 9 for the

 

location of the battery gauge.

Whenever the tablet is connected to AC power and the battery is in place, the tablet will automatically charge the battery until it reaches 100 percent. The Battery Status indicator glows steady yellow while the battery is charging and changes to steady green when charging is complete. See “Status indicators” on page 5 for more information.

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To connect the AC adapter:

1 Connect the power cord to the AC adapter.

-OR-

Connect the AC mini-plug to the AC adapter.

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2

3

4

Warning

Make sure that you use the AC adapter that came with your

 

tablet PC.

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 tablet PC may be damaged.

Connect the AC adapter to your tablet PC’s power connector.

Plug the power cord or AC mini-plug into a wall outlet.

The battery status indicator turns on (see “Button panel” on page 3 for the location of the battery status indicator). If the battery status indicator does not turn on, unplug the adapter from your tablet PC, then plug it back in.

When you finish using your tablet PC for the first time, turn your tablet PC off and leave your tablet PC connected to AC power for at least 2 hours. For more information about the battery charge meter on your model, see “Monitoring the battery charge” on page 128.

5 If the battery charge meter does not show a full charge after 4 hours, contact Gateway Technical Support at support.gateway.com, then tap

Contact Us.

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Protecting from power source problems

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

Warning High voltages can enter your tablet PC through both the power cord and the modem connection. Protect your tablet PC by using a surge protector. If you have a telephone modem, use a surge protector that has a modem jack. If you have a cable modem, use a surge protector that has an antenna/cable TV jack. During an electrical storm, unplug both the surge protector and the modem.

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Starting your tablet PC

Starting your tablet PC

To start your tablet PC:

1 If this is the first time turning on your tablet, connect the USB keyboard to a USB port.

2 Slide and hold the power switch for about 1 second. The tablet turns on.

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Important

While the tablet is on, sliding and holding the switch will

 

 

activate the low-power Standby or Hibernate mode.

 

While the tablet is on, sliding and holding the switch for

 

 

more than four seconds will cause a forced shutdown,

 

 

which should be the last resort when the tablet is

 

 

completely unresponsive.

 

 

 

3 Use the keyboard to complete the Windows setup. The pen does not work during setup.

4 After setup is complete, remove the pen from its packing box, then tap the pen on the screen to control the pointer.

Waking up your tablet PC

When you have not used your tablet PC for several minutes, it may enter a power-saving mode called Standby. While in Standby mode, the power indicator flashes.

If your tablet PC is in Standby mode, “wake” it up by sliding the power switch. For more information on changing power-saving settings, see “Changing power settings” on page 135.

Turning off your tablet PC

To turn off your tablet PC:

1 Tap Start, then tap Turn Off Computer. The Turn Off Computer dialog box opens.

2 Tap Turn Off. Windows shuts down and turns off your tablet PC.

Important If for some reason you cannot use the Turn Off Computer option in Windows to turn off your tablet PC, slide and hold the power switch for about four seconds, then release it.

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Restarting (rebooting) your tablet PC

Restarting (rebooting) your tablet PC

If your tablet PC does not respond to pen or keyboard input, you may have to close programs that are not responding. If closing unresponsive programs does not restore your tablet PC to normal operation, you may have to restart (reboot) your tablet PC.

To close unresponsive programs and restart your tablet PC:

1 Press the Security button

. For more information, see “Button panel”

on page 3.

 

-OR-

On the keyboard, press CTRL+ALT+DEL.

2 Click Task Manager. A window opens that lets you close a program that is not responding.

3

4

5

Tap the program that is not responding.

Tap End Task.

If your tablet PC does not respond, turn it off, wait ten seconds and turn it on again.

Important If your tablet PC does not turn off immediately, complete the following steps until the tablet PC turns off:

1Slide and hold the power switch for about four seconds, then release it.

2Remove AC power and the battery for more than 10 seconds.

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

 

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Using the display

The tablet’s screen combines the eye-soothing readability of a liquid-crystal display with the responsiveness of a pen controller. The screen provides a hard writing surface, minimizes glare, and increases readability.

Unlike other touchscreens and PDAs, the tablet’s display responds only to the tablet’s pen. The tablet will not respond to a PDA pen or the touch of a fingertip.

Steady your hand on the display surface while writing. The pressure of your hand will not affect any open programs.

Switching from AC to battery power dims the display slightly to save power.

Using the pen

The tablet PC’s pen is the only device that can write, tap, and input directly on the tablet’s display.

Warning A finger-tap or PDA stylus has no effect on the tablet’s display, and ink pens and other pointed objects could damage the surface, so always use the pen that came with your tablet. You can order extra pens from Gateway.

The pen can do everything a mouse does. Just think “tap” instead of “click”.

With a mouse:

With a pen:

 

 

Point and click

Point and tap

 

 

Double-click

Double-tap

 

 

Click-and-drag

Tap-and-drag

 

 

Right-click

Button-tap

 

(press the pen button while tapping or press and hold

 

with the pen)

 

 

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Calibration

The first time you use your tablet, you should calibrate your pen for both portrait and landscape orientations. Calibration ensures the accuracy of the pen and adjusts the screen’s performance for different users.

If the on-screen pointer does not seem to line up with the tip of the pen—for example, because someone else has used your tablet and adjusted it for their own use—recalibrate it to your tapping patterns.

Recalibrate if you write with the opposite hand from the previous user—right-handed writer to left-handed writer.

To open the calibration program:

Open the Motion Dashboard by pressing the Hot Key 1 , then tapping the Calibrate button.

- OR -

Double-tap (Tablet and Pen Settings) in the taskbar, then tap the Pen Options tab.

 

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Gestures

A gesture is a shape you draw with your tablet pen to send a command to your tablet PC. In Input Panel, you can also use gestures to control the insertion point in the active program. When you use these gestures, you get the same result as pressing the corresponding key on a standard keyboard.

Open the Tablet Input Panel by waving the pen back and forth over the screen.

Backspace by drawing a right-to-left line on the display surface.

In most text input programs, you can erase text by scratching it out. Windows interprets a scratchout as a delete command.

To erase, draw a short, wide “Z.”

You will find more information about gestures and gesture symbols, as well as handwriting tips, in the Help section of the TIP’s Tools menu.

Pen button

The pen button serves the same function as the right button on a mouse. Press it and tap (button-tap) to open right-click menus when they are available.

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Tips

Hold the pen the same way you hold a writing pen, and steady your writing hand by resting it on the display surface.

Line up the pointer before you tap, in cases where the pointer and pen point are out of alignment. The screen reads the position of the pointer, not the tap.

Store the pen in the Gateway Tablet PC’s pen holder. Store extra pens in a drawer to avoid prolonged pressure on the pen tip.

The pen has internal electronics, so keep it dry and avoid contact with liquids.

The tablet responds to most Penabled™ EMR pens manufactured by Wacom®.

Tablet Input Panel (TIP)

Tap (the Keyboard icon) near the Start button to open the Tablet Input Panel (TIP). Use the TIP to enter data by hand, soft keyboard, or voice into a word processing program or a text-entry form.

Access the TIP keyboard and writing pad by tapping the tabs near the bottom of the window.

To set up speech options, tap Tools, then tap Speech.

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TIP tips

Open a program for your input (for example, a word processing program or a Web form) before using the writing pad or soft keyboard.

To adjust writing pad and keyboard settings, tap Tools, then tap Options.

For security and accuracy when entering masked text (such as passwords), use the Tablet PC Input Panel’s soft keyboard instead of the writing pad.

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Using the keyboard

Your tablet PC came with a keyboard that functions the same as a desktop computer keyboard. Many of the keys have been assigned alternate functions, including shortcut keys for Windows, function keys for specific system operations, and the Pad Lock keys for the numeric keypad.

You attach the external keyboard to the tablet PC using a USB port. You do not need to shut down the tablet PC to connect the keyboard.

Function keys

 

 

System keys

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Navigation

keys

FN key Windows

Numeric

 

Arrow keys

key

keypad

 

Application key

 

 

 

 

 

Windows

 

 

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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 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Arrow keys

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Application key

 

 

 

Press this key for quick access to shortcut menus and help

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

assistants in Windows.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Windows keys

 

 

 

Press one of these keys 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 (Explorer

 

 

 

 

utility).

 

 

 

 

 

Numeric keypad

 

 

 

Use these keys to type numbers when the numeric keypad is

 

 

 

 

turned on. Press FN+NUMLK to turn on the numeric keypad.

 

 

 

 

 

FN key

 

 

 

Press the FN key in combination with a system key (such as

 

 

 

 

SYSRQ, NUMLK, or SCRLK) to perform a specific action.

 

 

 

 

 

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System key combinations

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

Press and hold FN, then

To...

press this system key...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perform an action specified by the software currently running.

 

 

 

 

(This function is only available in some programs.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turn on Pad Lock so you can use the numeric keypad. Press this

 

 

 

 

key combination again to turn off Pad Lock. The Pad Lock status

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

indicator appears when this function is turned on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Status indicators

Status indicators inform you when a button has been pressed that affects how the keyboard is used.

Pad lock

Caps lock

Scroll lock

Indicator

Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pad Lock

 

 

 

 

 

Numeric keypad is turned on. For more information, see “System

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

key combinations” on page 35.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caps Lock

 

 

 

 

 

Caps Lock is turned on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scroll Lock

 

 

 

 

 

Scroll Lock is turned on. For more information, see “System key

 

 

 

 

 

 

combinations” on page 35.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Using the touchpad

The keyboard has a touchpad and two buttons.

Left touchpad

Right touchpad

Touchpad

button

button

 

When you move your finger on the touchpad, the pointer (arrow) on the screen moves in the same direction.

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

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To...

Do this...

Move the pointer

Move your finger around on the

on the screen.

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.

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 shortcut

Position the pointer over the

menu or find

object. Quickly press and release

more information

the right button once. This action

about an object

is called 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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Connecting the modem

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

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

To connect the modem:

1 Insert one end of a modem cable into the modem jack on the ports side of your tablet PC. For the location of the modem jack, see “Ports side” on page 7.

2 Insert the other end of the modem cable into a telephone wall jack. The modem will not work with digital or PBX telephone lines.

3 Start your tablet PC, then start your communications program.

 

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Connecting to a wired Ethernet network

Your tablet PC has a network jack that you can use to connect to a 10/100 wired Ethernet network.

Important Your tablet PC is equipped with built-in wireless Ethernet. For information about connecting to a wired or wireless Ethernet network, see “Networking Your Tablet PC” on page 165.

To connect to a wired Ethernet network:

1 Insert one end of a network cable into the network jack on the ports side of your tablet PC. For the location of the network jack, see “Ports side” on page 7 and “Back” on page 229.

2 Insert the other end of the network cable into a network jack. Ask your network administrator to help you select the correct network jack.

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