Gateway TC73, TC78 Quick Reference Guide

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Contents
Chapter 1: About This Reference . . . . . . . . . . 1
About this guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Accessing your online User Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Contacting Gateway Customer Care . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Gateway model and serial number . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
For more information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Chapter 2: Checking Out Your Notebook . . . 5
Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Left . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Bottom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Keyboard area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
LCD panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Chapter 3: Setting Up and Getting Started. 15
Working safely and comfortably . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Reducing eye strain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Setting up your computer desk and chair . . . . . 17
Sitting at your notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Avoiding discomfort and injury from
repetitive strain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Connecting the AC adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Protecting from power source problems . . . . . . 20
Connecting to a broadband modem or network . . 20
Connecting the optional dial-up modem . . . . . . . . . 21
Starting your notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Waking up your notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Turning off your notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Restarting (rebooting) your notebook . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Using the status indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
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Using the keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Key types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
System key combinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Using the EZ Pad touchpad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Using the optional multimedia panel . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Using the webcam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Adjusting the brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Adjusting the volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Turning your wireless radio on or off . . . . . . . . . . . 38
IEEE 802.11 wireless network radio . . . . . . . . . . 38
Bluetooth radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Chapter 4: Using Drives and Accessories . . . 41
Using the DVD drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Identifying drive types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Using a DVD drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Using an eSATA (external SATA) hard drive . . . . . . 45
Using the memory card reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Memory card types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Inserting a memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Using a memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Removing a memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Adding and removing an Express Card . . . . . . . . . . 47
Installing a printer or other peripheral device . . . . 48
Connecting a USB device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Viewing the display on a projector, monitor, or
television . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Adjusting the display properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Using the projector or monitor for a
presentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Chapter 5: Managing Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Monitoring the battery charge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Recharging the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Changing batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Recalibrating the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Extending battery life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Maximizing battery performance . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
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Conserving battery power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Using alternate power sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Changing power modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Changing notebook power settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Changing the power plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Changing advanced settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Chapter 6: Traveling with Your Notebook . 67
Packing your notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Traveling by air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Dial-up modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Radio frequency wireless connections . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Additional tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Chapter 7: Maintaining Your Notebook . . . 73
Caring for your notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Cleaning your notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Cleaning the exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Cleaning the keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Cleaning the notebook screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Maintaining the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Storing batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Cleaning CDs or DVDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Recovering your system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Creating recovery discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Recovering pre-installed software and drivers . . 81
Returning to a previous system condition . . . . . 82
Returning your system to its factory condition . 84
Chapter 8: Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Safety guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
First steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
CD drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
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Diskette drive (external) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
DVD drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Ethernet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Express Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
File management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Hard drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Media Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Memory card reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Modem (cable or DSL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Modem (dial-up) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Mouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Networks (wired) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Networks (wireless) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Status indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Touchpad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Telephone support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Before calling Gateway Customer Care . . . . . . 115
Appendix A: Legal Information. . . . . . . . . 117
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
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CHAPTER1
About This Reference
About this guide
Accessing your online User Guide
Gateway contact information
Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity
For more information
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About this guide
This guide includes information and maintenance instructions that are specific to your model of Gateway notebook. For all other notebook information, see your online
User Guide
.
Accessing your online User Guide
In addition to this guide, your online been included on your hard drive. Your an in-depth, easy-to-read manual that includes information on the following topics:
Help and technical support
Using and customizing Windows and other
software
Using the Internet
Protecting your files
Playing and recording media
Networking
To access your online
Click (Start), All Programs, then click Gateway
Documentation.
User Guide
User Guide
User Guide
:
Gateway contact information
Contacting Gateway Customer Care
has
is
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Your
Setup Guide
contacting Gateway Customer Care.
contains information about
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Gateway model and serial number
A label on the bottom of your notebook contains information that identifies your notebook model and its features. Gateway Customer Care will need this information if you call for assistance.
Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity
Important
The label shown in this section is for informational purposes only. Label information varies by model, features ordered, and location.
The Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity label found on the bottom of your notebook includes the product key code for your operating system.
For more information
For more information about your notebook, visit Gateway’s Web address shown on your notebook’s label. The
Support
documentation and detailed specifications.
Support
page also has links to additional Gateway
page at www.gateway.com or the
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CHAPTER2
Checking Out Your
Front
Left
Right
Back
Bottom
Keyboard area
LCD panel
Notebook
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Memory card reader
Power indicator
Battery charge indicator
Component Icon Description
Power indicator
Battery charge indicator
Memory card reader
LED on - Notebook is on.
LED blinking - Notebook is in Sleep or Hybrid Sleep mode.
LED off - Notebook is off.
LED orange - Battery is fully charged.
LED blinking orange - Battery is charging.
LED blinking red - Battery charge is very low.
LED solid red - Battery is
malfunctioning. Important: This LED only lights up when your notebook is connected to AC power or the battery charge is very low.
Insert a memory card from a digital camera, MP3 player, PDA, or cellular telephone into the memory card reader. For more information, see “Using the
memory card reader” on page 45. The
memory card reader supports Memory Stick®, Memory Stick Pro®, Mini Secure Digital®, MultiMediaCard™, RS-MultiMediaCard™, Secure Digital™, and xD-Picture Card™cards. Important: RS-Multimedia Card and Mini Secure Digital cards require the use of an adapter that is available with the media.
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Power connector
Ethernet jack
Monitor port
eSATA jack
(optional)
HDMI out
jack
(optional)
USB port
Headphone
jack
Express Card slot
Microphone
jack
Component Icon Description
Power connector
Ethernet jack Plug an Ethernet network cable into this
Monitor port Plug an analog VGA monitor or projector
eSATA jack (optional)
HDMI out jack (optional)
eSATA Connect an external SATA hard drive to
HDMI Plug an HDMI device, such as a high
Plug the AC adapter cable into this connector.
jack. Plug the other end of the cable into a cable modem, DSL modem, or an Ethernet network jack. For more information, see “Connecting to a
broadband modem or network” on page 20.
into this port. For more information, see
“Viewing the display on a projector, monitor, or television” on page 50.
this optional jack.
definition television, into this optional jack. For more information, see “Viewing
the display on a projector, monitor, or television” on page 50.
USB port Plug USB devices (such as a diskette drive,
Headphone jack Plug amplified speakers or headphones
flash drive, printer, scanner, camera, keyboard, or mouse) into these ports.
into this jack. The built-in speakers are turned off when speakers or headphones are plugged into this jack.
Headphone with SPDIF support
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Component Icon Description
Microphone jack
Express Card slot
Plug a microphone into this jack.
Insert one Type 54 Express Card into this slot. For more information, see “Adding
and removing an Express Card” on page 47.
Right
USB port
DVD drive
Modem
Component Icon Description
USB port Plug a USB device (such as a diskette drive,
DVD drive Insert CDs or DVDs into this drive. For
flash drive, printer, scanner, camera, keyboard, or mouse) into this port.
more information, see “Using the DVD
drive” on page 42. To determine the type
of drive in your notebook, examine the drive tray’s plastic cover and compare the logo to those listed in “Identifying drive
types” on page 42.
jack
Kensington lock slot
Modem jack Plug a dial-up modem cable into this
Kensington™ lock slot
optional jack. For more information, see
“Connecting the optional dial-up modem” on page 21.
Secure your notebook to an object by connecting a Kensington cable lock to this slot.
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Back
Component Description
Ventilation fan
Ventilation fan Helps cool internal components.
Warning: Do not work with the notebook resting on your lap. If the air vents are blocked, the notebook may become hot enough to harm your skin. Caution: Do not block or insert objects into these slots. If these slots are blocked, your notebook may overheat resulting in unexpected shutdown or permanent damage to the notebook. Caution: Provide adequate space around your notebook so air vents are not obstructed. Do not use the notebook on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface.
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Bottom
Battery
Battery
latch
Battery lock
Memory bay
Hard drive bay
Ventilation slots and cooling fan
Component Icon Description
Battery Provides power when the notebook is not
Battery latch
Battery lock
Memory bay
plugged into AC power.
Slide to release the battery. For more information, see “Changing batteries” on
page 57.
Slide to unlock the battery. For more information, see “Changing batteries” on
page 57.
Memory modules are located in this bay.
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Component Icon Description
Hard drive bay
Ventilation slots and cooling fan
The hard drive is located in this bay.
Helps cool internal components. Warning: Do not work with the notebook resting on your lap. If the air vents are blocked, the notebook may become hot enough to harm your skin. Caution: Do not block or insert objects into these slots. If these slots are blocked, your notebook may overheat resulting in unexpected shutdown or permanent damage to the notebook. Caution: Provide adequate space around your notebook so air vents are not obstructed. Do not use the notebook on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface.
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Keyboard area
Keyboard area for select models
Power
button
Status
indicators
Keyboard
Multimedia touch controls (optional)
Status indicators
Touchpad
Component Icon Description
Power button
Status indicators
Keyboard Provides all the features of a full-sized,
Press to turn the power on or off. You can also configure the power button for Sleep/Resume mode. For more information on configuring the power button mode, see “Changing advanced
settings” on page 65.
Inform you when a drive is in use or when a button has been pressed that affects how the keyboard is used. For more information, see
“Using the status indicators” on page 26.
computer keyboard. For more information, see
“Using the keyboard” on page 27.
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Component Icon Description
Illuminated multimedia touch controls (optional)
Touchpad Provides all the functionality of a mouse. For
Use to control playback of CDs and DVDs. The panel includes a capacitive volume control. For more information, see “Using the optional
multimedia panel” on page 34.
more information, see “Using the EZ Pad
touchpad” on page 31.
LCD panel
Microphone
Webcam (optional)
Component Icon Description
Webcam (optional)
Microphone Use to talk through when making Voice over
Use to let others see who they are communicating with when making VoIP calls. For more information, see “Using the webcam”
on page 35.
Internet Protocol (VoIP) calls. Important: The microphone is only available when purchased with the optional webcam.
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CHAPTER3
Setting Up and Getting
Started
Working safely and comfortably
Connecting the AC adapter
Connecting to a broadband modem or network
Connecting the optional dial-up modem
Starting your notebook
Turning off your notebook
Restarting (rebooting) your notebook
Using the status indicators
Using the keyboard
Using the EZ Pad touchpad
Using the optional multimedia panel
Using the webcam
Adjusting the brightness
Adjusting the volume
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Working safely and comfortably
Before using your notebook, follow these general guidelines for setting up a safe and comfortable work area and avoiding discomfort and strain:
Keep hands and arms parallel to the floor.
Adjust the screen so it is perpendicular to your
line of sight.
Place your feet flat on the floor or on a footrest.
Although notebooks are sometimes called
“laptops,” do not use your notebook while it rests on your operating temperatures can become quite high, increasing the risk of burns to your legs. Instead, use a laptop desk to protect your legs.
Do not use the notebook on any soft, conforming
surface, such as your lap, a blanket, carpet, or a sofa. Soft surfaces can block your notebook’s ventilation openings, leading to overheating, permanent damage to your notebook, and fire danger. Instead, place your notebook on a rigid, hard surface, and make sure that you keep the ventilation openings on the sides clear.
Warning
Do not use your notebook on a soft surface, such as your lap, a blanket, carpet, or a sofa. You must keep your notebook’s ventilation openings clear of obstructions, or your notebook may overheat, increasing the risk of fire and personal injury.
unprotected
lap. Notebook
Reducing eye strain
Sunlight or bright indoor lighting should not reflect on the screen or shine directly into your eyes.
Position the computer desk and screen so you can
avoid glare on your screen and light shining directly into your eyes. Reduce glare by installing shades or curtains on windows, and by installing a glare screen filter.
Use soft, indirect lighting in your work area. Do
not use your notebook in a dark room.
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Avoid focusing your eyes on your screen for long
periods of time. Every 10 or 15 minutes, look around the room, and try to focus on distant objects.
Where feasible, keep your head vertical while
looking at the screen. If you use an external keyboard, raise the notebook so the top of its screen is no higher than eye level.
Setting up your computer desk and chair
When you are setting up your computer desk and chair, make sure that the desk is the appropriate height and the chair helps you maintain good posture.
Select a flat surface for your computer desk.
Adjust the height of the computer desk so your
hands and arms are positioned parallel to the floor when you use the keyboard and touchpad. If the desk is not adjustable or is too tall, consider using an adjustable chair to control your arm’s height above the keyboard.
Use an adjustable chair that is comfortable,
distributes your weight evenly, and keeps your body relaxed.
Position your chair so the keyboard is at or
slightly below the level of your elbow. This position lets your shoulders relax while you type.
Adjust the chair height, adjust the forward tilt of
the seat, or use a footrest to distribute your weight evenly on the chair and relieve pressure on the back of your thighs.
Adjust the back of the chair so it supports the
lower curve of your spine. You can use a pillow or cushion to provide extra back support.
Sitting at your notebook
Avoid bending, arching, or angling your wrists.
Make sure that they are in a relaxed position when you type.
Do not slouch forward or lean far back. Sit with
your back straight so your knees, hips, and elbows form right angles when you work.
Take breaks to stand and stretch your legs.
Avoid twisting your torso or neck.
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Avoiding discomfort and injury from repetitive strain
Vary your activities to avoid excessive repetition.
Take breaks to change your position, stretch your
muscles, and relieve your eyes.
Find ways to break up the work day, and
schedule a variety of tasks.
Connecting the AC adapter
You can run your notebook using an AC adapter or your notebook’s battery. The battery was shipped to you partially charged. You should use the AC adapter right away to fully charge the battery. Allow three hours for the battery to fully charge.
Power subsystem
19V DC, 65/90W AC adapter
Temperature: Operating: 5 °C ~ 35 °C Non-operating: -20 °C ~ 65 °C
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.
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Caution
Make sure that you use the AC adapter that came with your notebook or one of the same type purchased from Gateway. Replace the power cord if it becomes damaged. The replacement cord must be of the same type and voltage rating as the original cord or your notebook may be damaged.
Important
If the battery is not fully charged before you use your notebook on battery power for the first time, the battery life may be much shorter than you expect. If the battery life seems short even after being charged for three hours, the battery may need to be recalibrated. For information on recalibrating the battery, see
“Recalibrating the battery” on page 58.
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To connect the AC adapter:
1 Connect the power cord to the AC adapter.
2 Connect the AC adapter to your notebook’s
power connector.
3 Plug the power cord into a wall outlet. The
battery charge indicator turns on (see “Front” on
page 6 for the location of the battery charge
indicator). If the battery charge indicator does not turn on, complete the following steps until it turns on:
Unplug the adapter from your notebook,
then plug it back in.
Press FN+F1 to toggle the status lights on and
off.
Make sure the power cord is firmly attached
to the AC adapter.
Plug the power cord into a different wall
outlet.
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4 When you finish using your notebook for the first
time, turn off your notebook and leave your notebook connected to AC power until the battery charge indicator turns orange and stop blinking.
Important
If the battery charge indicator does not turn orange and stop blinking after three hours, contact Gateway Customer Care at the location shown on the Customer Care label. For more information, see “Gateway contact
information” on page 2.
Protecting from power source problems
During a power surge, the voltage level of electricity coming into your notebook can increase to levels far above normal levels and cause data loss or system damage. Protect your notebook and peripheral devices by connecting them to a which absorbs voltage surges and prevents them from reaching your notebook.
Warning
High voltages can enter your notebook through both the power cord and the modem connection. To protect your notebook and avoid electrical shock, use a surge protector. If you have a telephone modem, use a surge protector that has a modem jack. If you have a cable modem, use a surge protector that has an antenna/cable TV jack. During an electrical storm, unplug both the surge protector and the modem.
surge protector
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Connecting to a broadband modem or network
Your notebook has a network jack that you can use to connect to a cable or DSL modem or to a wired Ethernet network.
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To connect to a cable or DSL modem or to a wired Ethernet network:
1 Insert one end of the network cable into the
network jack on your notebook.
Tip
When using a cable with a sleeve over the plug, pull
the sleeve back to make sure that the plug locks into the jack.
2 Insert the other end of the network cable into a
cable modem, DSL modem, or Ethernet network jack.
Connecting the optional dial-up modem
Your notebook may have 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 (for example, No. 24 AWG) UL-listed or CSA-certified telecommunication line cord for your dialup modem connection.
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To connect the optional modem:
1 Insert one end of the modem cable into the
modem jack on your notebook.
2 Insert the other end of the modem cable into a
telephone wall jack.
Important
The modem will not work with digital or PBX telephone
lines.
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Starting your notebook
Warning
Do not work with the notebook resting on your lap. If the air vents are blocked, the notebook may become hot enough to harm your skin.
Caution
Provide adequate space around your notebook so air vents are not obstructed. Do not use the notebook on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface.
To start your notebook:
1 Lift the LCD panel. 2 Press the power button located above the
keyboard.
Tip
For more information about changing the power
button mode, see “Changing advanced settings” on page 65.
3 If you are starting your notebook for the first
time, follow the on-screen instructions to select the language and time zone and to create your first user account.
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4 Attach and turn on any peripheral devices, such
as printers, scanners, and speakers.
Tip
For more information about connecting peripheral devices, see “Installing a printer or other peripheral device”
on page 48.
Tip
See the documentation that came with each device for its setup instructions.
5 To open the main menu, click (Start). From
that menu, you can run programs and search for files. For more information on using Windows, see “Using Windows” and “Customizing Windows” in your online
Waking up your notebook
When you have not used your notebook for several minutes or if you close the LCD panel without turning off your notebook, it may enter a power-saving mode called
Sleep
flashes. If your notebook is in Sleep mode, press the power button to “wake” it up.
Tip
For more information about Sleep mode, see “Changing
power modes” on page 62.
. While in Sleep mode, the power indicator
User Guide
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Turning off your notebook
Putting your notebook into Sleep mode is the easiest way to power down your notebook. Although it does not turn your notebook completely off, it turns off or slows down most system operations to save power. Sleep mode saves your desktop layout so the next time you restore power, the programs are laid out just as you left them. Waking your notebook from a Sleep state is much faster than turning on your notebook after it has been turned completely off.
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