NEC S9100 User Guide

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NEC VERSA S9100 Series

Electronic User’s Guide

01/2008

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This original copy of the agreement is your proof of license. Please treat it as valuable property.

NEC Computers Asia Pacific Sdn. Bhd. License Agreement

IMPORTANT-READ CAREFULLY

BEFORE USING SOFTWARE OR OPENING SOFTWARE PACKET(S).

Unless a separate multilingual license booklet is included in your product package, the following license Agreement applies to you. Please take note that some third party software supplied to you may be covered by other license agreements. Please refer to all the relevant license agreements provided for important terms and conditions applicable to such software.

This is a legal and binding Agreement made between you (either as an individual or as an entity) and NEC Computers Asia Pacific Sdn. Bhd. (NECCAP). This Agreement covers all software that is distributed with NECCAP’s product, for which there is no separate license agreement between you and the manufacturer or owner of the software (collectively referred to as “the Software”). By using the Software that has been pre-loaded or embedded in your product or installing or downloading the Software that is included with your product or opening the sealed software packet(s) you are agreeing to be bound by the terms of this Agreement. If you do not agree to the terms of this Agreement, promptly return the unopened software packet(s) and the accompanying items (including but not limited to the written materials and binders or other packages) to the place you obtained them and delete any preloaded or embedded software.

NECCAP SOFTWARE LICENSE

GRANT OF LICENSE

You are permitted to use one copy of the specified version of the NECCAP CD-ROM product identified above on any single computer, provided the Software is in use on only one computer at any time. If you have multiple licenses for the Software, then at any time, you may have as many copies of the Software in use as you have licenses. The Software is ‘in use’ on a computer when it is loaded into the temporary memory (i.e. RAM) or installed in the permanent memory (e.g. hard disk, CD-ROM, or other storage device of that computer). A copy of Software installed on a network server for the sole purpose of distribution to other computers is not ‘in use’ if you have a separate license for each computer to which the Software is distributed. You must ensure that, you have purchased additional licenses until the number of licenses is equivalent to the number of users before allowing the users to use the Software. If you are a commercial customer of NECCAP, you hereby irrevocably grant NECCAP the right to perform an audit of your use of the Software during normal hours, you agree to cooperate with NECCAP in such audit and you agree to provide NECCAP with all records related to the use of the Software. Such audit is strictly for the purpose of confirmation of your compliance with the terms of this Agreement.

COPYRIGHT

The Software is owned by NECCAP or its suppliers and is protected by United States copyright laws and international treaty provision. Therefore, you must treat the Software like any other copyrighted material (e.g. a book or musical recording) except that you may either

(a) make one copy of the floppy disk portion of the Software, if solely for backup or archival purposes, or (b) for the transfer of the floppy disk portion of the Software to a single hard disk provided you keep the original solely for backup or archival purposes. You may not copy the CD-ROM disc portion of the Software or the written materials accompanying the Software.

OTHER RESTRICTIONS

You may not rent or lease the Software, but you may transfer the Software and accompanying written materials on a permanent basis provided you retain no copies and the recipient agrees to the terms of this Agreement. You may not reverse, engineer, decompile or disassemble the Software. Any transfer of the Software must include the most recent update and all prior versions.

You may not use the disks on another computer or network, or loan, rent, lease or transfer them to another use except as permitted by this Agreement.

LIMITED WARRANTY

LIMITED WARRANTY

The Software is distributed and licensed “AS IS”, with no warranties whatsoever, express or implied permissible under the law. NECCAP warrants that the media containing the Software is free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of time (please refer to your warranty card/guide) from the date you receive the Software. Any hardware accompanying the Software, shall be limited to NECCAP’s then-current hardware limited warranty. Due to the complex nature of computer software, NECCAP and its suppliers do not warrant that the Software is completely error free, will operate without interruption, or is compatible with all equipment and software configurations. You expressly assume all risk for use of Software or program. This limited warranty is solely for your own benefit and shall not be transferred or assigned in any manner whatsoever.

NOT COVERED

This warranty does not cover technical assistance for software training and usage whatsoever.

CUSTOMER REMEDIES

During the warranty period NECCAP and its suppliers’ entire liability and your customer rights shall be, at NECCAP’s discretion, repair or replacement of the Software that does not meet this Limited Warranty and which is returned to NECCAP with a dated proof of purchase and authorization number to NECCAP at your own cost, risk and expense. If dated proof of purchase is not provided, NECCAP’s authorized service provider will not render service or may charge the customer for the service(s) performed. This limited warranty is void if product failure has resulted from accident, abuse, misuse or misapplication.

NO OTHER WARRANTIES

NECCAP and its suppliers’ disclaim all other warranties, either express or implied including, but not limited to expressed or implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose with regards to the Software and the accompanying written materials. This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may have other rights which vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.

NO LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES

In no event shall NECCAP or its suppliers be liable for any damages whatsoever (including without limitation, damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of business information, or any other pecuniary loss) arising out of the use or an inability to use this product, even if NECCAP or its suppliers has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Because some states/countries do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitation may not apply to you.

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Copyright

Copyright

Copyright © 2008 NEC Computers Asia Pacific Sdn. Bhd. (418989-A) ("NECCAP"). All Rights Reserved. No part of this manual may be reproduced or transmitted, in any form or by any means, whether electronic, chemical, manual or otherwise, including but not limited to photocopying, recording, or information storage and retrieval systems, for any purpose without prior written permission of NECCAP.

Disclaimer

NECCAP specifically disclaims all warranties, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose with respect to this product and documentation to the extent permitted by the law. NECCAP reserves the right to revise or make changes or improvements to this product or documentation at any time without any obligations to notify any persons or users of such revisions or improvements.

In no event shall NECCAP be liable for any consequential or incidental damages, including but not limited to loss of business profits or any other commercial damages, arising out of the use of this product.

Trademarks

NEC VERSA is a registered trademark, VersaGlide™, and PortBar™ are trademarks of NEC Corporation, used under license.

Celeron, Celeron Inside, Centrino, Centrino Logo, Core Inside, Intel, Intel Logo, Intel Core, Intel Inside, Intel Inside Logo, Intel Viiv, Intel vPro, Itanium, Itanium Inside, Pentium, Pentium Inside, Xeon, and Xeon Inside are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, AMD Athlon, AMD Turion and combinations thereof, and AMD PowerNow! are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

Microsoft, Encarta, MSN, Windows, Outlook, Office logo and Windows logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Windows Vista® is either a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Norton Internet SecurityTM 2007 Copyright © 2007 Symantec Corporation.

Symantec, the Symantec logo, LiveUpdate, Norton AntiVirus, Norton Internet Security, Norton Personal Firewall, Norton Protection Center, Symantec Security Check, and Symantec Security Response are trademarks or registered trademarks of Symantec Corporation or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries.

McAfee® VirusScan®

McAfee and its product names are registered trademarks of McAfee, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the US and/or other countries.

McAfee® Personal Firewall

McAfee and its product names are registered trademarks of McAfee, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the US and/or other countries.

PS/2 is a trademark of International Business Machines, Inc.

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About Your Electronic User’s Guide

If you have a query or remark related to the technical aspects of your computer, please refer to the 'NEC Warranty Card Terms & Conditions', where you will find a website to obtain contact address & numbers.

Note

The illustrations, colours and pictures shown are for illustration purposes. They may vary slightly from country to country and the unit you purchase. Please refer to the finished product for final configurations. Specifications and model names are subject to change without notice.

Text Setup

To make this guide as easy to use as possible, the text is laid out as follows.

Note

Notes give particularly important information about whatever is being described.

Caution

Cautions indicate situations that can damage the notebook hardware or software.

WARNING

Warnings alert you to situations that could result in serious personal injury or even loss of life.

Electronic User’s Guide

Note

We recommend that you print this documentation. It will then be easily accessible even when your system is shut down.

Print

To print the Electronic User’s Guide, go to File and then click Print in the menubar.

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Basic Care and Handling Tips

Protect the computer from extremely low or high temperatures. Let the computer warm (or cool) to room temperature before using it.

Keep the computer away from magnetic forces (some airline tray tables are magnetic, do not set your notebook on top of them. Doing so can destroy the data on your hard drive).

Keep the computer dry.

Do not wipe the computer with a wet cloth or pour fluid onto it.

Protect the computer from being bumped or dropped.

Check the computer for condensation.

If condensation is present, allow it to evaporate before switching on the computer.

Keep the computer away from dust, sand and dirt.

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NEC S9100 User Guide

Note

For information on the specification of your notebook, please refer to the UPC label on the packaging box that comes with your system.

Note

The illustrations, colours and pictures shown are for illustration purposes. They may vary slightly from country to country and the unit you purchase.

Note

Notice when using DVD/CD Drive.

This DVD/CD drive is using a class 1 laser product.

Avoid direct exposure to beam.

Please do not dismantle or modify on this area.

Laser label location on Notebook Bottom Case

Laser label location on Notebook Bottom Case

ODD Notice

When using DVD/CD drive, do not carry or move the system. There is a possibility that it could cause scratches on the media disc.

Note

Operating Environment

Ensure effective ventilation for your computer – even with sophisticated power supply and CPU fans it is still important to install your system where there is good ventilation to avoid overheating. Airflow, obviously, is more important in a warm room than in a cool area. Pay attention to the obvious, such as providing space for the power supply fan to blow freely and by

not blocking the air vents that keep your PC, monitor and other devices from overheating. Good operating temperatures would be from 5°C to 35°C, and cooler temperatures are generally better than higher temperatures.

Caution

Before you connect or disconnect the power cord at the AC Port of your computer, please ensure that the power plug is disconnected from the wall outlet.

WARNING

Do not place this notebook on your lap and / or allow it to be in contact with any part of your body while operating.

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System Care

Follow these guidelines to maintain the condition and performance of your computer.

Caution

Immediately turn off and unplug the notebook under the following conditions:

The power cord is damaged or frayed.

Liquid spills on or into the notebook.

Someone drops the notebook or damages the casing.

Precautions for Notebook Use

Follow these precautions when using your notebook and AC adapter.

Be aware that your notebook may radiate heat when used for an extended period of time.

Avoid dropping or bumping the computer or the AC adapter.

Do not stack heavy objects on the computer, the AC adapter, or the battery packs.

Do not place items near the notebook that could block air vents and cause overheating.

Avoid moving the notebook during notebook operation, especially while the hard disk, floppy disk, or optical disc drive is being accessed.

When using the AC adapter, make sure the power source falls within the notebook's compatibility range. Never use the AC adapter if the voltage falls outside this range. (Watch for this when travelling to other countries.)

Turn computer power off before attaching or removing non-plug and play devices.

Disconnect the notebook from the electrical outlet if it is not going to be used for a long time. This will avoid damage by transient over-voltage.

Do not attempt to disassemble the computer.

Do not push any foreign objects into the notebook bays, connectors or slots.

Do not set the computer on top of a magnetised area. Doing so can destroy the data on your hard disk drive. (Some airline tray tables are magnetic.)

Avoid using the computer or AC adapter for extended periods in direct sunlight.

Do not use the notebook in humid or dusty environments.

Keep liquids and food away from the notebook.

Turn computer power off before cleaning it.

Avoid exposing the notebook or AC adapter to extreme changes in temperature or humidity. If it is unavoidable, allow your notebook to adjust to room temperature before use.

When cleaning the notebook, use a soft, clean, dry cloth. Avoid wiping the display surface with abrasive material, including rough fabric. Do not use a cleaning solution; this may damage the notebook's plastic surface.

If the AC adapter becomes extremely hot, unplug the adapter and let it cool.

Be sure to follow these power cord safety tips:

o Unplug by gripping the plug only; do not pull on the cable.

o Place the power cord such that it cannot be tripped or stepped on, and do not place items directly on the power cord.

o Use an electrical outlet that is as close as possible to the computer.

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Storage Requirements

Store the computer and AC adapter in an environment that meets the following conditions:

If the temperature of the notebook suddenly rises or falls (for example, when you move the notebook from a cold place to a warm place), vapour condenses inside the notebook. Turning on the notebook under such conditions can damage the internal notebook components.

Before turning on the notebook, wait until the notebook's internal temperature stablises with the new environment and any internal moisture has evaporated.

Operate and store your notebook within the recommended temperatures and humidity levels (refer to the 'System Components' section for more information).

Keep the storage area free from vibration and magnetic fields.

Keep the notebook and its components away from organic solvents or corrosive gases.

Avoid leaving the notebook and its components in direct sunlight or near heat sources.

Routine Cleaning

Clean or dust your notebook as follows:

Caution

Never use harsh solutions, household cleaners, or spray cleaners that contain caustic materials on the notebook computer. These cleaners are usually high in alkalinity which is measured in pH. Using these cleaners can cause the plastic surface to crack or discolour.

LCD screen - carefully wipe the LCD screen with a soft cloth or a screen wipe designed for that purpose. Special screen wipes are available from your local computer dealer.

Notebook case - we recommend you carefully wipe the case with a slightly damp, dry cloth.

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Safety Notices

Modem

Modifications to the Product

Radio Frequency Interference Statement

Connections and Remote Earth

Batteries

Laser Compliance Statement

Thunderstorm Warning

Virus Warning

Epilepsy Warning

Radio-communication Regulation (if applicable)

Additional Notices

Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) and ESD Protection

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Modem

The equipment has been approved in accordance with Council Decision 98/482/EC for pan-European single terminal connection to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). However, due to differences between the individual PSTNs provided in different countries, the approval does not, by itself, give an unconditional assurance of successful operation on every PSTN network termination point.

In the event of problems, you should contact your equipment supplier immediately.

Modifications to the Product

Radio Frequency Interference

The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or TV interference caused by unauthorised modifications to this equipment.

Safety Warning

The manufacturer is not responsible for any safety hazard caused by unauthorised modifications to this equipment.

Radio Frequency Interference Statement

WARNING

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

Note

This is a Class B Digital Device. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to CISPR22 Standard. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.

There is no guarantee, however, that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment on and off, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures.

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the distance between the equipment and receiver.

Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from the one to which the receiver is connected.

To meet CISPR22 Standard, shielded cables and power cords are required when connecting this device to a personal computer or other Class B certified device.

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Connections and Remote Earth

PELV (Protected Extra Low Voltage)

To ensure the extra-low voltage integrity of the equipment, only connect equipment with mains-protected electrically-compatible circuits to the external ports.

SELV (Safety Extra Low Voltage)

Every input and output of this product is classified as Safety Extra Low Voltage, except the modem, which is classified as TNV-3.

Remote Earth

To prevent electrical shock, connect all local (individual office) computers and computer support equipment to the same electrical circuit of the building's wiring. If you are unsure, check the building's wiring to avoid remote earth conditions.

Building Supply

Only connect the equipment to a building supply that is in accordance with current wiring regulations in your country.

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Batteries

Replacing batteries

A lithium battery in some computers maintains system configuration information. In the event that the battery fails to maintain system configuration information, we recommend you replace the battery. For battery replacement information, call your dealer or your Customer Assistance Centre.

WARNING

There is a danger of explosion if the battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Discard used batteries according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Battery Disposal

Ultimate disposal of this product should be handled according to all national laws and regulations. Do not place used batteries in your regular waste: the incineration, land filling or mix batteries with municipal solid waste stream as it is prohibited by law in most countries.

Contact your local waste management officials for other information regarding environmentally sound collection, recycling and disposal of the batteries.

Laser Compliance Statement

The optical devices are tested and certified to be compliant with International Electro-technical Commission IEC825-1 and European Norm EN60825-1 and EN60825-2 regulations for Class 1 laser products.

Class 1 laser products are not considered hazardous. The optical devices are designed such that there is never human access to laser radiation above a Class 1 level during normal operation or prescribed maintenance conditions.

The optical devices installed in your computer are designed for use solely as components of such electronic products and therefore do not comply with the appropriate requirements of Code of Federal Regulation Sec. 1040.10 and Sec. 1040.11 for COMPLETE laser products.

Thunderstorm Warning

This warning is only applicable if the product you purchase has a modem and/or TV tuner. Same precautions should be taken if you are connecting a modem or TV tuner to the product.

Always disconnect telephone cable and/or antenna cable even though the product is in power off or in standby mode.

Virus Warning

Please take the following precautions to protect your system against new viruses:

Do not use illegal copies of software protected by copyright.

Run an antivirus program and update it regularly.

Check all floppy disks carefully using a virus scanner before you start using them.

When your computer is connected to a network, please make sure that only authorised persons have access to your system (you can use passwords and share files as Read Only).

Always use a personal Internet Firewall to help protect your computer from attacks by viruses, Trojans, worms and intruders.

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Epilepsy Warning

Some people are susceptible to epileptic seizures or loss of consciousness when exposed to certain flashing lights or light patterns in everyday life. Such people may have a seizure while watching television images or playing certain games. This may happen even if the person has no medical history of epilepsy or has never had any epileptic seizures.

If you or anyone in your family has ever had symptoms related to epilepsy (seizures or loss of consciousness) when exposed to flashing lights, consult your doctor prior to playing such games. We advise that parents monitor the use of games by their children. If you or your child experience any of the following symptoms: dizziness, blurred vision, eye or muscle twitches, loss of consciousness, disorientation, any involuntary movement or convulsion while playing a game, IMMEDIATELY discontinue use and consult your doctor.

Radio-communication Regulation (if applicable)

Specific regulations apply when using wireless radio-communication products.

Additional Notices

Every input or output of this product is classified as Safety Extra Low Voltage (SELV).

Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) and ESD Protection

WARNING

ESD can damage disk drives, cards, memory modules and other parts. We recommend that you carry out all procedures in this guide only at an ESD workstation. If one is not available, provide some ESD protection by wearing an antistatic wrist strap attached to any unpainted metal surface when handling parts. If you don't have one, discharge static electricity from yourself and your clothing by touching a nearby metal surface before handling any internal components.

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Information of your system

Getting to Know Your Notebook

WARNING

Prolonged or improper use of a computer workstation may pose a risk of serious injury. To reduce your risk of injury, set up and use your computer in the manner described in, 'Setting Up a Healthy Work Environment'.

To get started, do the following:

Read 'Setting Up a Healthy Work Environment' for guidelines that help you use your computer productively and safely. Information includes how to set up and use your computer to reduce your risk of developing nerve, muscle, or tendon disorders.

Read through this Electronic User’s Guide to familiarise yourself with the notebook.

NEC VERSA

Note

The illustrations and pictures shown are for illustration purposes. They may vary slightly from country to country and the unit you purchase.

The notebook offers you a portable system filled with exciting resources for home, business or travel.

Note

The illustrations, colours and pictures shown are for illustration purposes. They may vary slightly from country to country and the unit you purchase. Please refer to the finished product for final configurations. Specifications and model names are subject to change without notice.

To settle in comfortably with your notebook, read the following sections and take a tour around your system!

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The notebook is compact with features on every side.

Front Features

Note

The illustrations, colours and pictures shown are for illustration purposes. They may vary slightly from country to country and the unit you purchase. Please refer to the finished product for final configurations. Specifications and model names are subject to change without notice.

 

Item

Description

 

 

 

A

LCD Panel

The notebook comes with a high resolution colour LCD display.

B

Finger Print Sensor

Finger Print Sensor Module.

 

(For specific models only)

 

C

Keyboard

Standard Qwerty - key layout (models purchased may be shipped with

 

 

country specific keyboard layouts).

D

Touchpad

Works like a standard computer mouse. Simply move your fingertip over

 

 

the touchpad to control the position of the cursor.

E

PC Card Eject Latch

Slide to right to eject PC Card.

F

Power and Status LEDs

Refer to the ‘Power / Status LEDs’ section.

G

Power Button with LED

Press the button to power on / off the system.

 

 

 

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Back Features

Note

The illustrations, colours and pictures shown are for illustration purposes. They may vary slightly from country to country and the unit you purchase. Please refer to the finished product for final configurations. Specifications and model names are subject to change without notice.

 

Item

Description

 

 

 

A

Battery

Equipped with a rechargeable Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery.

 

 

 

Left Features

Note

The illustrations, colours and pictures shown are for illustration purposes. They may vary slightly from country to country and the unit you purchase. Please refer to the finished product for final configurations. Specifications and model names are subject to change without notice.

 

Item

Description

 

 

 

A

AC Power Port

Lets you attach notebook to the AC Power source using the AC adapter

 

 

that comes with your system. Keep the system connected to AC power

 

 

whenever possible.

B

Ventilator

Allows your system to cool properly and maintain a safe operating

 

 

environment.

 

 

WARNING

 

 

Do not block the ventilator while the notebook is in use.

 

 

 

C

VGA Port

Use this 15-pin port to attach on external monitor to your notebook.

D

LAN Port

This port can be used to connect your computer to a network.

 

 

 

E

Microphone In Jack

Allows you to connect an external microphone.

 

 

 

F

Headphones Out Jack

Lets you plug in stereo headphones or external speakers.

 

 

 

G

SD Memory Card Slot

When the SD Memory is reading or writing, the LED will blink.

 

LED

 

 

 

 

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Item

Description

 

 

 

H

SD Memory Card Slot

Allows you to insert a SD Memory Card.

 

 

Note

 

 

The SD Memory Card is not supplied.

 

 

 

I

PC Card Slot

Allows you to insert a PC Card.

 

 

Note

 

 

The PC Card is not supplied.

 

 

 

Right Features

Note

The illustrations, colours and pictures shown are for illustration purposes. They may vary slightly from country to country and the unit you purchase. Please refer to the finished product for final configurations. Specifications and model names are subject to change without notice.

 

Item

Description

 

 

 

A

Optical Drive

This slot houses an optical drive. The type of optical drive that

 

 

comes with your system depends on the notebook configurations

 

 

you purchase.

B

USB Ports

Each Universal Serial Bus (USB) port allows you to connect USB-

 

 

equipped peripheral devices (e.g., printers, monitors, scanners) to your

 

 

notebook.

C

Security Cable Slot

Allows you to attach an anti-theft device to your notebook.

 

 

Note

 

 

An anti-theft device is not supplied.

 

 

 

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Bottom Features

Note

The illustrations, colours and pictures shown are for illustration purposes. They may vary slightly from country to country and the unit you purchase. Please refer to the finished product for final configurations. Specifications and model names are subject to change without notice.

 

Item

Description

 

 

 

A

Battery Security Lock

Refer to “Installing the battery” and “Removing the battery” section for

 

 

details.

B

Battery

Equipped with a rechargeable Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery.

C

Memory Slot

Access to Memory Module.

D

Battery Release Latch

Refer to “Installing the battery” and “Removing the battery” section for

 

 

details.

E

Speaker

Provides stereo sound for your multimedia presentations or listening

 

 

pleasure.

F

Ventilator

Allows your system to cool properly and maintain a safe operating

 

 

environment.

 

 

WARNING

 

 

Do not block the ventilator while the notebook is in use.

 

 

 

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Keyboard

Note

The illustrations, colours and pictures shown are for illustration purposes. They may vary slightly from country to country and the unit you purchase. Please refer to the finished product for final configurations. Specifications and model names are subject to change without notice.

The keyboard is equipped with many features. However the outlook of the keyboard may be slightly different from your actual unit. These include:

Function Keys (A) - function keys are available on the notebook keyboard. These keys work together with the Fn key to activate special functions. Function keys are application-driven. For more information, please refer to the 'Function Keys' note.

Numeric Keypad (B) - pressing Fn+Num Lock on the keyboard activates the numeric keypad numbers and functions printed in blue at the bottom right corner of the keys. The keypad lets you type numbers and mathematical operands (+, -) as you would on a calculator. The keypad is ideal for entering long lists of numbers. When you press Fn+Num Lock again, the keys revert to their normal functions as typewriter keys.

Control keys (C) - Ctrl, Alt, Fn and Shift are controls used in conjunction with other keys to change their functions. To use control keys, press and hold the control key while pressing another key. For example, "Press Ctrl c" means to hold down the Ctrl key and press the c key. Key combinations are specific to the application you are running.

Cursor Control keys (D) - cursor control keys let you position the cursor on the screen where you want. On the screen, the cursor is a blinking underline, block, or vertical bar depending on the application. The cursor indicates where the next typed text will be inserted.

Windows® keys (E) - use the following two keys to facilitate your work.

Shortcut/Application key - provides quick access to shortcut menus. (This key acts like a right mouse button.)

Floating Windows® key - displays the Start menu. (The outlook of

Floating Windows® key is depends on the system you purchase.)

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LEDs’ Behaviour

 

Item

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power Button

 

Under AC

 

 

 

LED Indicator

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue

 

When system is powered on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blinks

 

When system is in sleep mode.

 

 

 

Blue

 

 

 

 

 

 

Under Battery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue

 

When system is powered on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blinks

 

When system is in sleep mode.

 

 

 

Blue

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amber

 

Battery Warning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amber

 

Battery Low.

 

 

 

(Fast

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note

 

 

 

 

Blinking)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connect the AC adapter cable into the power port on the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

notebook when the battery is in warning or low status.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAUTION

 

 

 

 

 

Before you connect or disconnect the power cord at the AC Port

 

 

 

 

 

 

of your computer, please ensure that the power plug is

 

 

 

 

 

 

disconnected from the wall outlet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery Charge

 

Off

 

The battery is not charging or fully charged.

 

LED Indicator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amber

 

The battery is charging.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blinks

 

Battery error.

 

 

 

Amber

 

 

 

 

Radiowave

 

On

 

Radiowave is enabled.

 

(Wireless LAN/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bluetooth)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wireless LAN

 

On

 

Wireless LAN is enabled.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wireless WAN

 

Nil

 

Only applicable to systems with Wireless WAN. It will not

 

 

 

function if your system does not come with Wireless WAN.

 

(For specific

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

models only)

 

 

 

 

 

 

HDD/ODD

 

Blinks

 

When the notebook accesses the hard disk drive or optical disc

 

 

 

drive.

 

Access LED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indicator

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caps Lock

 

On

 

When Caps Lock is activated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LED Indicator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scroll Lock

 

On

 

When Scroll Lock is activated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LED Indicator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Num Lock

 

On

 

When Num Lock is activated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LED Indicator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Function Keys

Function keys are available on the notebook keyboard. These keys work together with Fn key to activate special functions.

Function keys are application-driven.

The following function key combinations are pre-programmed for the notebook.

Function Key

Description

 

 

Fn + F1

Sound mute.

Fn + F2

Enable/Disable Radiowave (WirelessLAN/Bluetooth).

Fn + F3

Display toggle.

Fn + F5

Power On/Off ODD (Optical Disc Drive).

Fn + F6

Buzzer On/Off.

Fn + F7

Brightness down.

Fn + F8

Brightness up.

Fn + F9

Volume down.

Fn + F10

Volume up.

 

 

Power Button

The Power button is a "smart" switch, meaning that it recognises when the notebook is on Standby mode. If in Standby mode, you cannot power off until you press the Power button to resume operation.

Use the Power button in the following ways:

Press the Power button to power on.

Press the Power button to move from Standby mode and to proceed with normal operations.

Press and hold the Power button in place for 4 or more seconds to initiate power override (powers off the system). Only use this option if you cannot power off your system using the normal procedure described in the 'Tips' section relevant to your operating system.

Put the unit in Standby mode when you need to be away from your notebook for a short period of time and want to return to where you left off. Standby mode shuts down all devices in the notebook while retaining data and notebook status.

Check the 'Managing System Power' section relevant to your operating system for more information on the power management states.

Optional Accessories

For more information on accessories, please refer to or contact to the local sales representative near you.

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Using the Touchpad

The touchpad is an easy way to control the cursor with your finger. Lightly glide your finger across the touchpad and the cursor follows.

To use the touchpad, you can:

Single tap the touchpad, or single click on the left button, equivalent to a single click of the primary mouse button.

Double tap the touchpad, or double click on the left button, equivalent to a double click of the primary mouse button.

Click and hold, then drag your finger across the touchpad, equivalent to a click and drag of the primary mouse button.

(A)Touchpad

(B)Left Button

(C)Right Button

Note

The illustrations, colours and pictures shown are for illustration purposes. They may vary slightly from country to country and the unit you purchase. Please refer to the finished product for final configurations. Specifications and model names are subject to change without notice.

If you find the double tap difficult to use, go to the next section for general directions about adjusting the touchpad properties.

Note

If you install another mouse driver over the shipping default, the double-tap capability may be lost.

Touchpad Tips

Follow these basic ergonomic tips while working:

Use a light touch on the touchpad surface.

Set up the notebook with your keyboard and touchpad at a comfortable height. Keep your forearms parallel to the floor. Your wrists should be relaxed and straight.

While using the keyboard and touchpad, keep your shoulders and arms as relaxed as possible.

Take regular breaks from the computer to rest your eyes. Perform stretching exercises to relax your fingers, hands, wrists, forearms and shoulders.

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Power Sources

The notebook can be powered using three different sources, making it a truly portable system. Operate your notebook just about anywhere using one of the following power sources:

the AC adapter connected to an electrical wall outlet (using AC power),

the battery pack (Refer to Using the Battery section for details)

the optional Auto adapter. (Refer to Optional Accessories section for details)

Read the following sections for specific information about using the power sources.

AC Adapter

Use the AC adapter and power cable that come with your notebook to run your computer on alternating current (AC) power, or to recharge the battery pack. Use the AC adapter whenever a wall outlet is nearby.

Keep the adapter connected whenever possible. The AC adapter charges the battery when it is connected, whether the notebook is powered on or off.

(A) AC Adapter

(B) Adapter Cable

(C) Power Cable

* The power cable may vary from country to country.

Note

Consult your dealer or the local electrical authorities if you are unsure of the type of power cord to use in your country.

WARNING

Do not attempt to disassemble the AC adapter. The AC adapter has no user-replaceable or serviceable parts inside. Dangerous voltage in the AC adapter can cause serious personal injury or death. The AC adapter is intended for use with a computer and must meet EN609050 standards.

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Connecting the AC Adapter

Connect the AC adapter as follows:

1.Connect the AC adapter cable into the power port on the notebook.

2.Plug one AC adapter cable into the adapter.

3.Connect the AC adapter cable to grounded 100or 240-volt, 50 or 60-Hz wall outlet.

Note

The illustrations, colours and pictures shown are for illustration purposes. They may vary slightly from country to country and the unit you purchase. Please refer to the finished product for final configurations. Specifications and model names are subject to change without notice.

Caution

Do not cover or place objects on the AC adapter. Keeping the adapter clear of objects lets the adapter cool properly during use.

Only use the AC adapter that comes with your notebook. Although other adapters look similar, using them can damage your system.

Powering The System On and Off

To power on, locate the power button (or switch) and press or switch it on.

Caution

This equipment uses an ungrounded power cable. Replace the cord if it becomes damaged. The cord must be rated for at least 250VAC at 10 amps, and must indicate international safety agency approval. The plug must be a type appropriate for the country where it is used. Check with your local dealer for HAR type 18 AWG, 2 conductor cord, or better. Obtain replacement cords at an authorised service centre. The replacement must be of the same type and voltage rating as of the original cord.

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Using the Battery

Note

Although the battery is fully charged at the factory, transit and shelf time may reduce the initial battery charge. We recommend that the first time you use your system, you connect it to AC power using the AC adapter. This also recharges your battery.

When battery power reaches 10%, the Battery Charge Indicator blinks and the system beeps a warning. Always respond by immediately saving your data, and connecting your system to the AC adapter. If an AC adapter is not available, change the battery using the battery replacement procedure. Refer to Replacing the Battery section for details.

If you do not take any action, the system will automatically go into Hibernation (Save To File) mode.

WARNING

To prevent accidental battery ignition or explosion, adhere to the following: Keep the battery away from extreme heat.

Keep metal objects away from the battery terminals to prevent a short circuit.

Make sure the battery is properly installed in the battery bay.

Read the precautions printed on the battery (if any).

Remember to unplug the AC adapter cable from the power port on the notebook and from the grounded wall outlet after your notebook is fully charged, when your notebook is not in use or when you know that your notebook will be unattended for long hours.

Do not disassemble the battery.

Charging the Battery

Charge time depends on whether or not you are using the system.

For maximum battery performance, fully discharge the battery before recharging it. To do so, unplug the AC adapter, turn off power management features (through BIOS Setup and Windows® power management), and turn on the system. Once the battery is fully discharged, plug in the AC adapter and recharge the battery.

The warning beep that sounds when battery power becomes critically low is always a true indicator that battery power is low. Be sure to save your data when you hear the beep and take proper steps to provide power to your system.

Precautions for Recharging the Battery

Adhere to the following precautions when recharging the battery.

Use only the battery charger designed for your notebook battery type. Different NEC VERSA models require different batteries and battery chargers.

Charge the battery for the specified charge time only.

During charging, keep the environmental temperature between 5°C and 35°C.

Read the instructions that come with the battery charger before charging the battery.

Low Battery Power

When battery power gets low, connect your system to the AC adapter.

If no AC adapter is available, change the battery using the battery replacement procedure. Refer to Replacing the Battery section for details.

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