Nec SHIELDPRO FC-N21S user Manual

NEC Ruggedised Notebook Computer

FC-N21S

User’s Manual

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1. Notes on Use

Use the following information to help ensure proper and safe operation of this product. Before using this product, read this manual carefully and take note of cautions. Keep this manual at hand for reference.

The following symbols are used in this manual to indicate a potential for personal injury or damage to the product.

WARNING Indicates there is a risk of death or serious personal injury.

CAUTION Indicates there is a risk of personal injury or property damage.

The following symbols indicate a potential for personal injury or property damage due to an improper operation.

 

Prohibited

Indicates a prohibited action.

 

 

 

 

Attention to fire

Indicates there is a risk of fumes and/or a fire.

 

 

 

 

Attention to electric shock

Indicates there is a risk of electric shock.

 

 

 

 

Attention to personal injury

Indicates there is a risk of personal injury.

 

 

 

 

Attention to laser beam

Indicates there is a risk of loss of eyesight due to laser beam.

 

 

 

 

Attention to high temperature

Indicates there is a risk of product failure due to high

 

temperature.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unplug the power cord.

Indicates an instruction to unplug the power cord.

 

 

 

 

Connect grounding conductor.

Indicates an instruction to connect the grounding conductor.

 

 

 

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1.1.General Warnings

If smoke, odour, noise, or abnormal heat is generated, immediately turn off ShieldPRO and disconnect the power plug from the outlet. Remove the battery, if installed, after making sure that you can do so safely. Using the computer in such conditions may cause a fire, burns, and/or electric shock.

Do not hold the power plug while your hands are wet. Failure to follow this warning may cause an electric shock.

Do not touch the computer during a thunderstorm.

Do not touch the computer, connected cables, and peripheral devices, or install/remove such devices when a thunderstorm is approaching. Failure to follow this warning may cause an electric shock due to lightning.

Do not disassemble or modify the product. Failure to follow this warning may cause an electric shock, fumes, and/or fire.

Do not place the product in a fire, apply excess heat, or short-circuit the terminal. Failure to follow this warning may cause a fire, and/or explosion.

Do not intentionally remove or damage any of the warning labels. Warning labels are attached to components to inform the user that a hazardous situation may arise when using the product. If you find any labels totally/partially removed or illegible due to damage, contact your ShieldPRO supplier.

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1.2.Installation Environment Warnings

The following precautions pertain to environmental requirements. Failure to follow these warnings may cause an electric shock, fumes, and/or fire.

Do not install or use the product in a location where medical vapor is emitted into the air, and avoid contact between medical substances and ShieldPRO.

Do not use the product in an environment where any liquid (such as water), metals, or other foreign substances may come in contact with the product.

Do not use or store the product in a place of extremely high or low temperature or extreme temperature change.

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1.3.Power Supply and Power Cord Warnings

The AC adapter and AC cord are designed for use only with this product. The AC adapter may be damaged if it is connected to a device other than this product.

The AC cord used with this product must be approved by an acceptable accredited agency responsible for evaluation in the country where the AC cord will be installed.

Do not connect the power cord to an outlet that has an illegal number of connections. The electric current exceeding the rated flow overheats the outlet, which may cause a fire.

The AC cord shipped with this product can only be used for 240 VAC. Do not connect this AC cord to an outlet of which rating exceeds 250 VAC. Failure to follow this instruction may cause a fire and/or electric shock.

Make sure the power plug is inserted into the outlet as far as possible. A halfway inserted power plug may cause a fire and/or an electric shock.

Do not use this product if dust has accumulated on the AC power cord plug. If dust accumulates on the power plug, an electrical discharge occurs between plug pins and it may cause a fire.

Always hold the plug of the AC cord upon its removal. Do not pull the cord. Breaking the wire may cause a fire.

Do not use the AC cord if the plug blades are unstable. Poor connection may cause a fire.

Do not pull the AC cord forcibly or put heavy objects on it. Breaking the wire may cause a fire and/or electric shock.

The drip-proof and dust-proof performance of IP54 do not apply to the AC adapter and AC cord. Follow instructions described below when handling them to prevent fume, fire, and/or electric shock to occur.

Do not drop or cause impact to the AC adapter. Do not use the power cord when bent or twisted. Do not forcedly bend the base of the power cord.

Do not put any heavy object on the AC adapter or power cord. Do not wrap the AC adapter with cloth or other material.

Do not use the AC adapter in a place where splashing of water or other liquids may occur. Do not use the AC cord and/or AC adapter if it is damaged.

Do not put the AC adapter near a thermal appliance.

Do not put the AC adapter in a place that experiences extreme temperature changes (for example, near the exhaust port of an air conditioner).

Do not use the AC adapter near flammable gas and/or combustible substances.

Do not put the AC adapter in a place where steam is generated (for example, in a kitchen or near a humidifier).

Do not use the AC adapter in a place where salinity (for example, sea breeze) or a corrosive gas (for example, hot springs) is generated.

Use only the specified AC adapter and AC cord. Never attempt to disassemble or modify the AC adapter. Doing so may cause an electric shock, smoke, and/or fire.

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1.4.Battery Warnings

The provided battery is designed to be used with this product only. Do not use the battery for any other device.

In addition, do not use any other battery than the provided battery for this product. Failure to follow this instruction may cause a fire and/or electric shock.

To charge the battery, install it in ShieldPRO or use dedicated charger (FC-N013: option). Charging using another method may cause a fire and/or electric shock.

Do not short-circuit the battery. Doing so may cause a fire.

Do not heat the battery or place it in or near flame. Doing so may cause a fire.

Do not disassemble the battery. Doing so may cause a fire and/or an electric shock.

Dispose of used batteries according to the instructions.

Do not drop the battery. Doing so may cause damage to the battery.

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1.5.Miscellaneous Warnings

Any users with implantable cardiac pacemakers should distance this product from the pacemaker by 30 cm or more. Pacemakers may be influenced by radio waves radiated from this product.

In any areas where medical agencies prohibit wireless LAN from being used, turn off the power of this product or disable the wireless LAN feature. Failure to follow this instruction may affect the function of medical equipment.

If traveling in an aeroplane where the use of wireless and electronic devices is prohibited, turn off the power of this product or disable the wireless LAN feature. This product may influence electronic devices.

If this product causes radio disturbance to other devices during the use of a wireless feature, disable the wireless feature or stop using this product. Failure to follow this instruction may influence other devices and cause malfunction.

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1.6.Caution During Operation

Take care when installing or removing the peripherals to avoid injury to hands or fingers.

The bottom face of this product gets hot during and immediately after operation. Do not place it on your lap for a long time to avoid low-temperature burn injury.

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1.7.Miscellaneous Cautions

After turning off the power of this product, wait for five seconds or longer before you turn the power on again. Turning on the power just after turn-off without a certain interval may cause a malfunction or fault to occur.

To remove the AC adapter, first remove the plug from the power outlet and then disconnect the plug from the product. Removing the plugs in the reserve order may cause the AC adapter and/or this product to be damaged.

Avoid handling the product while eating, drinking or smoking.

A floppy disk contaminated with cigarette ash may cause data read/write error or damage to the floppy disk drive.

Do not use floppy disks and/or CD-ROMs that are dirty.

Using a floppy disk dirty with sand, dust, and/or liquid (for example, water) may cause failure of the drive.

When relocating the product, pay attention not to give an excessive shock and/or vibration as defined in environmental specification. If a shock and/or vibration given to the product exceed the environmental specification, the internal hard disk drive and/or other components may be damaged.

Notes on storage

Unplug the AC cord from the outlet if you do not use the product for an extended period.

Do not leave any object made of rubber or vinyl in contact with the product. Do not wrap the product in a vinyl bag or leave rubber bands or the like on the product. Doing so may cause transformation of the product surface.

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NOTES:

1)No part of this manual may be reproduced in any form without the prior written permission of NEC Australia.

2)The contents of this manual may be revised without prior notice.

3)All efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of all information in this manual. If you notice any part that is unclear, incorrect, or omitted in this manual, contact your ShieldPRO supplier.

4)NEC assumes no liability arising from the use of this product, nor any liability for incidental or consequential damage arising from the use of this manual regardless of Item (3) above.

5)This product is not intended for use or control in the facilities or devices concerning human lives, including medical devices, nuclear facilities and devices, aeronautics and space devices, transportation facilities and devices; and facilities and devices requiring high reliability. NEC assumes no liability for any accident resulting in personal injury, death, or property damage if this product has been used in the above conditions. To use this product in facilities and devices and/or control systems, take sufficient considerations for safety such as redundant configuration, fire delay measures, and malfunction prevention measures.

6)This product (including software) is intended to be sold and used only in Australia. NEC Australia does not support maintenance service and technical support in any country outside Australia.

7)The components used in this product may be changed with equivalent components to maintain long-term supply.

8)The operating system (Windows® XP) pre-installed in the internal hard disk drive and CD-ROMs provided with the product can be used for this product only.

9)It is piracy to replicate a part or whole of software, or distribute it without permission of the copyright owner.

10)Pay attention not to lose the license label of installed operating system (COA label) that is attached to this pre-installed model.

11)The data you have saved on the hard disk drive, floppy disk, and/or CD-ROM are excluded from the warranty of this product. Be sure to make a backup copy of user data.

12)It is recommended to install anti-virus software and update the virus definition file on a regular basis.

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1.8.Exporting Notice

This model of ShieldPRO (including software) is Australian market specific, and has not been certified for standards of any other country. NEC Australia assumes no liability arising from the use of this product in any other country than Australia. In addition, no maintenance, service and technical support for this product are provided in any other country than Australia.

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1.9.EMC Notice

EMC compliance has been attained using cables (except the LAN cable) of a length of less than 3 metres. (EMC directive 89/336/EEC).

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1.10. VCCI Notice

This product is VCCI Class B information technology equipment conforming to the reference level of the Voluntary Control Council for Interference by Information Technology Equipment (VCCI). If used near a radio, TV and/or wireless device, this product may cause poor reception. Use this product according to descriptions in "Notes on Use" and relevant sections.

The wireless LAN (5 GHz) can only be used indoors due to relevant radio laws.

The radio wave output of this product is lower than the reference value defined in "Radio Frequency-Exposure Protection Standard (RCR STD-38)" by Association of Radio Industries and Businesses.

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1.11. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Notice

NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.

These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.

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 that interference will not occur in any installation.

If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the distance between the equipment and receiver.

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

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

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1.12. Wireless LAN Notice

The following safety precautions should be observed:

Do not touch or move the antenna while the unit is transmitting or receiving.

Do not hold any component containing the radio (such as the antenna) in close proximity or touching any exposed parts of the body, especially the face or eyes, while transmitting.

Do not operate the radio or attempt to transmit data unless the antenna is connected to avoid damage to the radio module.

1.12.1.Use in Specific Environments

The use of wireless devices in hazardous locations is limited by the constraints posed by the safety directors of such environments.

The use of wireless devices on aeroplanes is governed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The use of wireless devices in hospitals is restricted to the limits set forth by each hospital.

1.12.2.Antenna Use

In order to comply with FCC RF exposure limits, low gain integrated antennas should be located at a minimum distance of 20 cm (8 inches) or more from the body of all persons.

High-gain, wall-mount, or mast-mount antennas are designed to be professionally installed and should be located at a minimum distance of 30 cm (12 inches) or more from the body of all persons.

Please contact your professional installer, VAR, or antenna manufacturer for proper installation requirements.

1.12.2.1. Explosive device proximity warning

WARNING Do not operate a portable transmitter (such as a wireless network device) near unshielded blasting caps or in an explosive environment unless the device has been modified to be qualified for such use.

1.12.2.2. Antenna warning

WARNING To comply with the FCC and ANSI C95.1 RF exposure limits, it is recommended for the equipment installed in ShieldPRO, that the antenna for this device be installed at a distance of at least 20 cm (8 inches) from all persons and that the antenna must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or radio transmitter. It is recommended that the user limit exposure time if the antenna is positioned closer than 20 cm (8 inches).

WARNING

ShieldPRO series products are not designed for use with high-gain directional antennas.

 

Use of such antennas with these products is illegal.

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1.12.2.3. Use on aircraft caution

 

CAUTION

 

Regulations of the FCC and FAA prohibit airborne operation of radio-frequency wireless

 

 

 

devices because their signals could interfere with critical aircraft instruments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.12.2.4.Local restrictions on 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g radio usage

CAUTION

Due to the fact that the frequencies used by 802.11a, 802.11b and 802.11g wireless LAN

 

devices may not yet be harmonised in all countries, 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g products

 

 

are designed for use only in specific countries, and are not allowed to be operated in

 

countries other than those of designated use.

As a user of these products, you are responsible for ensuring that the products are used only in the countries for which they were intended and for verifying that they are configured with the correct selection of frequency and channel for the country of use.

1.12.2.5. USA: Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation of the device is subject to the following two conditions:

This device may not cause harmful interference.

This device must accept any interference that may cause undesired operation.

NOTE: The radiated output power of the wireless network device is far below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits.

Nevertheless, the wireless network device should be used in such a manner that the potential for human contact during normal operation is minimised.

To avoid the possibility of exceeding the FCC radio frequency exposure limits, you should keep a distance of at least 20 cm between you (or any other person in the vicinity) and the antenna that is built into the computer.

1.12.2.6. Europe frequency bands

2.400 - 2.4835 GHz (Europe ETSI)

5.15 - 5.35 GHz and 5.47-5.725 GHz (Europe ETSI) Low band 5.25 - 5.35 GHz is for indoor use only

5.47 - 5.725 GHz is current not allowed in Czech Republic and France.

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1.13. Telephone Line Connection

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC rules. On the bottom of ShieldPRO is a label that contains among other information, the FCC registration number and ringer equivalence number (REN) for this equipment. If requested, this information must be provided to the telephone company.

Any plug or jack used to connect this equipment to the premises wiring and telephone network must comply with the applicable FCC Part 68 rules and requirements adopted by the ACTA.

The REN is used to determine the number of devices that may be connected to a telephone line. Excessive RENs on a telephone line may result in the devices not ringing in response to an incoming call. In most but not all areas, the sum of RENs should not exceed five (5.0). To be certain of the number of devices that may be connected to a line, as determined by the total RENs, contact the local telephone company.

If this NEC equipment causes harm to the telephone network, the telephone company will notify you in advance that temporary discontinuance of service may be required. If advance notice isn't practical, the telephone company will notify the customer as soon as possible. If the equipment is causing harm to the telephone network, the telephone company may request that you disconnect the equipment until the problem is resolved. Also, you will be advised of your right to file a complaint with the FCC if you believe it is necessary.

If trouble is experienced with this NEC equipment, and for repair or warranty information, please contact your ShieldPRO supplier.

The telephone company may make changes in its facilities, equipment, operations or procedures that could affect the operation of the equipment. If this happens, the telephone company will provide advance notice in order for you to make necessary modifications to maintain uninterrupted service.

Connection to party line service is subject to state tariffs. Contact the state public utility commission, public service commission or corporation commission for information.

There are no user serviceable parts contained in this equipment.

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1.14. Transfer to Third Party

The following must be observed when you transfer (or sell) the product or software provided with the product to a third party. In addition, be sure to include this User's Guide when you transfer (or sell) the product to a third party.

1.14.1.About data on the hard disk drive

Be sure to take appropriate measures not to disclose important data (for example, customers' information or companies' management information) on the hard disk drive to be transferred to any third parties.

Data appears to be erased when you empty the "Recycle Bin" or execute the "format" command of the operating system. However, the actual data remains written on the hard disk drive. Data not erased completely may be restored by special software and used for unexpected purposes.

It is strongly recommended that the Hard Disk Erase feature in BIOS SETUP menu or the software or service for data erasure (both available at stores) should be used in order to avoid the trouble explained above.

NEC shall not assume any liability for such data disclosure caused by your failure to take the necessary measures.

1.14.2.Provided software

To transfer or sell any software that comes with the product to a third party, the following requirements must be satisfied:

All provided software must be transferred and no backup copies must be retained.

Transfer requirements listed in the "Software License Agreement" that comes with the software must be satisfied.

Software that is not approved for transfer must be uninstalled before transferring the product.

1.14.3.Disposal of Consumed Parts and Equipment

Consult with your ShieldPRO supplier for disposal of the product and optional devices.

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2. Text Conventions

2.1.Symbols in the Text

This manual uses the following symbols:

Symbol Description

If the handling information is ignored, the product may be damaged, software used in the product may malfunction, and/or the data created by the user may be corrupted.

If the handling information is ignored, the product may be damaged and/or software used in the product may not operate normally.

This manual also uses the following symbols.

Symbol Description

Supplement of the text.

Reference page.

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2.2.Typographical Conventions Concerning Keyboard Operation

Keyboard keys are represented in bold-faced letters. Example: Press Enter to exit.

When several keys are combined, it is indicated using the plus sign (+), press and hold the first key, press another key, and then release all the keys. An illustration may be used to indicate keys.

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3. Contents

1. Notes on Use .............................................................................................................................

i

1.1.

General Warnings............................................................................................................

ii

1.2.

Installation Environment Warnings ..................................................................................

iii

1.3.

Power Supply and Power Cord Warnings.......................................................................

iv

1.4.

Battery Warnings .............................................................................................................

v

1.5.

Miscellaneous Warnings.................................................................................................

vi

1.6.

Caution During Operation...............................................................................................

vii

1.7.

Miscellaneous Cautions.................................................................................................

viii

1.8.

Exporting Notice ..............................................................................................................

x

1.9.

EMC Notice ....................................................................................................................

xi

1.10.

VCCI Notice....................................................................................................................

xii

1.11.

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Notice ....................................................

xiii

1.12.

Wireless LAN Notice......................................................................................................

xiv

 

1.12.1. Use in Specific Environments ................................................................................

xiv

 

1.12.2.

Antenna Use ..........................................................................................................

xiv

 

1.12.2.1. Explosive device proximity warning ...................................................................

xiv

 

1.12.2.2.

Antenna warning................................................................................................

xiv

 

1.12.2.3. Use on aircraft caution........................................................................................

xv

 

1.12.2.4. Local restrictions on 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g radio usage......................

xv

 

1.12.2.5. USA: Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ...........................................

xv

 

1.12.2.6.

Europe frequency bands.....................................................................................

xv

 

1.13.

Telephone Line Connection...........................................................................................

xvi

 

1.14. Transfer to Third Party..................................................................................................

xvii

 

1.14.1. About data on the hard disk drive ..........................................................................

xvii

 

1.14.2.

Provided software ..................................................................................................

xvii

 

1.14.3. Disposal of Consumed Parts and Equipment.........................................................

xvii

2.

Text Conventions..................................................................................................................

xviii

 

2.1.

Symbols in the Text .....................................................................................................

xviii

 

2.2.

Typographical Conventions Concerning Keyboard Operation .......................................

xix

3.

Contents

.................................................................................................................................

 

xx

4.

System Overview......................................................................................................................

1

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4.1.

Hardware Specification....................................................................................................

1

4.2.

Selection Menu Table......................................................................................................

6

4.3.

Environmental Specification (Main Unit)..........................................................................

7

4.4.

Exterior View ...................................................................................................................

9

4.5.

Names and Features of ShieldPRO ..............................................................................

10

4.5.1.

 

Inner panels ............................................................................................................

10

4.5.2.

 

Outside sections .....................................................................................................

12

4.6.

Installation Notes ...........................................................................................................

14

4.6.1.

 

Notes on installation location ..................................................................................

14

4.6.2.

 

Notes on operation..................................................................................................

14

4.6.3.

 

Notes on operational environment ..........................................................................

14

4.6.4.

 

Notes on cable connections ....................................................................................

14

4.6.5.

 

Notes on handling of HDD ......................................................................................

15

4.6.6.

 

Notes on handling of devices sensitive to magnetism (including floppy disks)........

15

4.7.

Use of ShieldPRO in an Industrial Environment ............................................................

16

4.7.1.

 

Dust-proof and Drip-proof Performance ..................................................................

16

4.7.1.1.

Dust-proof performance......................................................................................

16

4.7.1.2.

Drip-proof performance.......................................................................................

16

4.7.2.

 

Operating Temperature Range ...............................................................................

16

4.7.3.

 

Shock Resistance ...................................................................................................

17

4.7.4.

 

Continuous Operation of ShieldPRO for Long Periods ...........................................

17

4.8.

Cleaning ........................................................................................................................

18

4.8.1.

 

Preparation for Cleaning .........................................................................................

18

4.8.2.

 

Cleaning Components.............................................................................................

18

4.8.2.1. Main unit, touch pad and keyboard.....................................................................

18

4.8.2.2.

LCD display ........................................................................................................

18

4.8.2.3. Power cord and AC adapter................................................................................

18

4.8.2.4.

Fingerprint sensor (option)..................................................................................

18

4.9.

Carriage and Storage of ShieldPRO..............................................................................

19

4.9.1.

 

Storage of ShieldPRO.............................................................................................

19

4.10.

Disposal of Devices .......................................................................................................

20

5. Using the ShieldPRO Computer .............................................................................................

21

5.1.

Opening and Closing the LCD Display Panel ................................................................

21

5.1.1.

 

Opening the LCD Display Panel .............................................................................

21

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5.1.2.

 

Closing the LCD Display Panel ...............................................................................

21

5.2.

Tablet Mode...................................................................................................................

22

5.2.1.

 

Changing to Tablet Mode........................................................................................

22

5.3.

Power Functions............................................................................................................

23

5.3.1.

 

Power States and Operations .................................................................................

23

5.3.1.1.

Power states .......................................................................................................

23

5.3.1.2.

Power Lamp........................................................................................................

24

5.3.1.3. Switching ShieldPRO on and off.........................................................................

24

5.3.1.4. Suspend (standby) and resume..........................................................................

26

5.3.1.5. Hibernate state and recovering from hibernate state ..........................................

29

5.4.

AC Adapter ....................................................................................................................

32

5.4.1.

 

Installing the AC Adapter ........................................................................................

32

5.5.

Battery ...........................................................................................................................

34

5.5.1.

 

Installing and Replacing the Battery........................................................................

34

5.5.2.

 

Charging Battery .....................................................................................................

35

5.5.3.

 

Refreshing the Battery ............................................................................................

36

5.5.4.

 

Checking Remaining Battery Level .........................................................................

37

5.5.5.

 

Recycling Batteries .................................................................................................

38

5.5.6.

 

Low Battery Charge Level.......................................................................................

39

5.5.6.1. Reduction in remaining battery level during battery operation ............................

39

5.5.6.2. Configuring ShieldPRO for low battery operation ...............................................

39

5.5.7.

 

Notes on Batteries...................................................................................................

39

5.6.

Tablet Buttons ...............................................................................................................

41

5.6.1.

 

Tablet Button Operations ........................................................................................

41

5.6.2.

 

Label Pasting Area..................................................................................................

41

5.6.3.

 

Changing Button Assignment..................................................................................

41

5.7.

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

42

5.7.1.

 

English Keyboard....................................................................................................

42

5.7.1.1. Uses of hot key [Fn]............................................................................................

42

5.7.1.2. Typing the euro symbol ......................................................................................

43

5.8.

Touch Pad .....................................................................................................................

45

5.8.1.

 

Touch Pad Settings.................................................................................................

45

5.9.

Touch Panel ..................................................................................................................

47

5.9.1.

 

Touch Panel Settings..............................................................................................

47

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5.9.2.

 

Touch Panel Calibration..........................................................................................

48

5.10.

Display Feature .............................................................................................................

49

5.11.

Display Resolution.........................................................................................................

50

5.11.1.

Adjusting Screen Display ........................................................................................

50

5.11.2.

Connecting an External Monitor..............................................................................

51

5.12.

Communication Feature ................................................................................................

52

5.12.1.

Modem....................................................................................................................

52

5.12.1.1. Connecting ShieldPRO with a phone line ...........................................................

52

5.12.1.2.

Modem Settings..................................................................................................

52

5.12.2.

LAN.........................................................................................................................

53

5.12.2.1. Connecting ShieldPRO to network .....................................................................

53

5.12.2.2.

LAN Settings.......................................................................................................

53

5.12.2.3.

Remote power-on feature ...................................................................................

54

5.12.3.

Wireless LAN ..........................................................................................................

55

5.12.3.1. Notes on security when using wireless LAN products ........................................

55

5.12.3.2. Security enabled by ShieldPRO..........................................................................

56

5.12.3.3.

Activating the Wireless LAN................................................................................

57

5.12.4.

Serial Port ...............................................................................................................

58

5.13.

USB (USB 2.0) ..............................................................................................................

59

5.13.1.

Connecting USB devices to ShieldPRO..................................................................

59

5.13.2.

Removing USB devices from ShieldPRO................................................................

59

5.13.3.

Connect/disconnect-proof enhanced connector......................................................

60

5.14.

PC Card (PCMCIA)........................................................................................................

61

5.14.1.

Supporting CardBus................................................................................................

61

5.14.2.

Installing a PC Card in ShieldPRO..........................................................................

61

5.14.3.

Removing a PC Card from ShieldPRO ...................................................................

61

5.15.

SD Card.........................................................................................................................

63

5.15.1.

Data Transfer Rate..................................................................................................

63

5.15.2.

Notes on Handling and Storage of an SD Card ......................................................

63

5.15.2.1. Do not take the following actions with an SD card: .............................................

63

5.15.2.2. Do not place SD card in the following places:.....................................................

63

5.15.3.

SD use in different ShieldPRO states .....................................................................

63

5.15.4.

SD Data Protection .................................................................................................

64

5.15.5.

Installing or Removing SD Card in/from SD Card Slot ............................................

64

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Inserting SD card into SD card slot.....................................................................

64

5.15.5.2.

Removing SD card from SD card slot .................................................................

64

5.16.

Microphone Input Terminal............................................................................................

65

5.17. Output Terminal Common to Line and Head Phone......................................................

65

5.18.

Built-in Speaker .............................................................................................................

65

5.19.

I/O Interfaces .................................................................................................................

66

5.19.1.

PCMCIA (PC CARD) interface................................................................................

66

5.19.2.

Modem....................................................................................................................

68

5.19.3.

LAN interface (1000BASE-T) ..................................................................................

68

5.19.4.

AC adapter jack ......................................................................................................

68

5.19.5.

Headphone Output Interface...................................................................................

68

5.19.6.

Microphone Input Interface .....................................................................................

68

5.19.7.

Analog RGB Interface .............................................................................................

69

5.19.8.

Serial Interface (COM1) ..........................................................................................

70

5.19.9.

USB Interface (USB 1/2/3) ......................................................................................

70

5.19.10.

SD Interface ............................................................................................................

70

6. Setting BIOS...........................................................................................................................

71

6.1.

BIOS SETUP Utility .......................................................................................................

71

6.1.1.

 

Settings on BIOS SETUP Utility..............................................................................

71

6.1.2.

 

Running/Exiting BIOS SETUP Utility.......................................................................

71

6.1.2.1.

 

Starting ...............................................................................................................

71

6.1.2.2.

Automatic Save changes and Exit ......................................................................

72

6.1.2.3.

 

Exit menu............................................................................................................

72

6.1.3.

 

Loading the BIOS SETUP Defaults.........................................................................

73

6.2.

Menus

............................................................................................................................

74

6.2.1.

 

Main Menu ..............................................................................................................

74

6.2.1.1.

 

System time ........................................................................................................

74

6.2.1.2.

 

System date........................................................................................................

74

6.2.1.3.

 

Primary master ...................................................................................................

74

6.2.1.4.

 

Processor settings ..............................................................................................

74

6.2.1.5.

 

System memory..................................................................................................

74

6.2.1.6.

 

Extended memory...............................................................................................

74

6.2.1.7.

 

Language............................................................................................................

74

6.2.2.

 

Primary Master Submenu .......................................................................................

75

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6.3.

Advanced Menu.............................................................................................................

76

6.3.1.

Advanced Menu Configuration................................................................................

76

 

6.3.1.1.

 

PCI configuration ................................................................................................

76

 

6.3.1.2.

 

I/O device configuration ......................................................................................

76

 

6.3.1.3.

 

Summary screen.................................................................................................

76

 

6.3.1.4.

 

Silent boot...........................................................................................................

76

 

6.3.1.5.

 

QuickBoot mode .................................................................................................

76

 

6.3.1.6.

 

Fn/Left Ctrl key replacement...............................................................................

77

 

6.3.1.7.

 

Tablet button.......................................................................................................

77

 

6.3.1.8.

 

DMI event logging...............................................................................................

77

6.3.2.

PCI Configuration Submenu ...................................................................................

78

6.3.3.

I/O Device Configuration Submenu.........................................................................

79

6.3.4.

Tablet Button Submenu ..........................................................................................

81

6.4.

Security Menu................................................................................................................

83

6.4.1.

Security...................................................................................................................

83

 

6.4.1.1.

 

Supervisor password ..........................................................................................

83

 

6.4.1.2.

 

User password....................................................................................................

83

 

6.4.1.3.

 

Set supervisor password.....................................................................................

83

 

6.4.1.4.

 

Set user password ..............................................................................................

84

 

6.4.1.5.

 

User password protection ...................................................................................

84

 

6.4.1.6.

 

Password on boot ...............................................................................................

85

 

6.4.1.7.

 

Network boot setting ...........................................................................................

85

 

6.4.1.8.

 

HardDisk security................................................................................................

85

 

6.4.1.9.

 

No-execute memory protection...........................................................................

87

 

6.4.1.10.

Security chip configuration..................................................................................

88

6.4.2.

Clearing BIOS Passwords.......................................................................................

88

 

6.4.2.1.

Clearing passwords by BIOS SETUP Utility .......................................................

88

6.5.

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

90

6.5.1.

Power Management Configuration..........................................................................

90

6.6.

System Menu.................................................................................................................

92

6.7.

Boot Menu .....................................................................................................................

94

6.7.1.

Boot Order Configuration ........................................................................................

94

7. Installing OS and Applications ................................................................................................

95

7.1.

Windows XP Pre-installed Model...................................................................................

95

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Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 ...................................................................

95

7.1.2.

Changing owner and/or organisation by modifying registry.....................................

96

7.2.

Windows HDD Configuration .........................................................................................

96

7.3.

Repairing System ..........................................................................................................

97

7.3.1.

Starting Windows XP in safe mode.........................................................................

97

7.3.2.

Repairing system to [Last Known Good Configuration]...........................................

98

7.3.3.

Repairing system by using [System Restore]..........................................................

98

7.3.4.

Using Recovery Disks to reload system..................................................................

99

 

7.3.4.1. Reloading from Recovery Disk Procedure..........................................................

99

 

7.3.4.2. Recovering settings made after purchase after reloading.................................

101

7.3.5.

Re-installing Windows XP .....................................................................................

101

 

7.3.5.1.

Re-installing Windows Procedure .....................................................................

102

 

7.3.5.2. Change to keyboard or mouse of different key layout.......................................

105

 

7.3.5.3. Recovering settings made after purchase after re-installation ..........................

106

7.4.

Installing Supplied Drivers and Applications................................................................

107

7.4.1.

Chipset drivers ......................................................................................................

107

 

7.4.1.1.

Supported operating systems ...........................................................................

107

 

7.4.1.2.

Installation procedure .......................................................................................

107

7.4.2.

VGA Drivers ..........................................................................................................

107

 

7.4.2.1.

Supported operating systems ...........................................................................

107

 

7.4.2.2.

Installation procedure .......................................................................................

107

 

7.4.2.3.

Deletion procedure ...........................................................................................

108

7.4.3.

Audio Drivers ........................................................................................................

108

 

7.4.3.1.

Supported operating systems ...........................................................................

108

 

7.4.3.2.

Installation procedure .......................................................................................

109

 

7.4.3.3.

Deletion procedure ...........................................................................................

109

7.4.4.

Modem Drivers......................................................................................................

109

 

7.4.4.1.

Supported operating systems ...........................................................................

109

 

7.4.4.2.

Installation procedure .......................................................................................

109

 

7.4.4.3.

Deletion procedure ...........................................................................................

110

7.4.5.

LAN Drivers...........................................................................................................

110

 

7.4.5.1.

Supported operating systems ...........................................................................

110

 

7.4.5.2.

Installation procedure .......................................................................................

110

 

7.4.5.3.

Deletion procedure ...........................................................................................

111

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7.4.6.

Wireless LAN Drivers............................................................................................

111

7.4.6.1.

 

Supported operating systems ...........................................................................

111

7.4.6.2.

 

Installation procedure .......................................................................................

111

7.4.6.3.

 

Deletion procedure ...........................................................................................

112

7.4.7.

Touch Panel Drivers..............................................................................................

112

7.4.7.1.

 

Supported operating systems ...........................................................................

112

7.4.7.2.

 

Installation procedure .......................................................................................

112

7.4.7.3.

 

Deletion procedure ...........................................................................................

113

7.4.8.

Touch Pad Drivers ................................................................................................

113

7.4.8.1.

 

Supported operating systems ...........................................................................

113

7.4.8.2.

 

Installation procedure .......................................................................................

114

7.4.8.3.

 

Deletion procedure ...........................................................................................

114

7.4.9.

Infineon Security Platform.....................................................................................

114

7.4.9.1.

 

Overview...........................................................................................................

114

7.4.9.2.

 

Supported operating systems ...........................................................................

114

7.4.9.3.

 

BIOS setting procedure ....................................................................................

115

7.4.9.4.

 

Installation procedure .......................................................................................

115

7.4.9.5.

 

Starting procedure ............................................................................................

116

7.4.9.6.

 

Usage ...............................................................................................................

116

7.4.9.7.

 

Deletion procedure ...........................................................................................

116

7.4.10. FC Button Setting Tool..........................................................................................

117

7.4.10.1.

Overview...........................................................................................................

117

7.4.10.2.

Supported operating systems ...........................................................................

117

7.4.10.3.

Installation procedure .......................................................................................

117

7.4.10.4.

Deletion procedure ...........................................................................................

118

7.4.10.5.

Usage ...............................................................................................................

118

7.4.10.6.

Start procedure.................................................................................................

118

7.4.11. Fingerprint Authentication Utility (not provided in standard product).....................

118

7.4.11.1.

Overview...........................................................................................................

119

7.4.11.2.

Supported operating systems ...........................................................................

119

7.4.11.3.

Installation procedure .......................................................................................

119

7.4.11.4.

Usage ...............................................................................................................

119

7.4.11.5.

Deletion procedure ...........................................................................................

119

8. Security.................................................................................................................................

 

 

121

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8.1.

Setting a Password on BIOS SETUP Utility.................................................................

121

 

8.1.1.

 

Security Password for BIOS SETUP Utility ...........................................................

121

 

8.1.2.

 

HDD Password .....................................................................................................

121

8.2.

I/O Lock Feature..........................................................................................................

122

8.3.

Login Password ...........................................................................................................

123

8.4.

Security Chip ...............................................................................................................

124

8.5.

Fingerprint Authentication Password ...........................................................................

125

8.6.

Antitheft Lock...............................................................................................................

126

9.

Options .................................................................................................................................

 

127

9.1.

Extended RAM Board FC-UG-M013 (1GB).................................................................

127

 

9.1.1.

 

Installation Procedure of Extended RAM Board....................................................

127

 

9.1.2.

 

Extended RAM Board Removal Procedure...........................................................

129

 

9.1.3.

 

Extended RAM Confirmation Procedure ...............................................................

130

9.2.

Hard Disk Drive FC-HD60KN (Standard).....................................................................

131

 

9.2.1.

 

Specification of HDD (standard)............................................................................

131

 

9.2.2.

 

HDD Removal Procedure......................................................................................

131

 

9.2.3.

 

HDD Installation Procedure...................................................................................

132

9.3.

Hard Disk Drive for Wide Temperature Range FC-HD40KN .......................................

134

 

9.3.1.

 

Specification of HDD (standard)............................................................................

134

9.4.

Spare Battery FC-N011 (Standard Type) ....................................................................

135

 

9.4.1.

 

Specification of FC-N011 ......................................................................................

135

 

9.4.2.

 

Handling FC-N011 ................................................................................................

135

 

9.4.2.1. Handling of battery in use or charging ..............................................................

136

 

9.4.2.2. Handling of battery in storage...........................................................................

136

 

9.4.2.3.

Battery life.........................................................................................................

136

9.5.

AC Adapter FC-N012...................................................................................................

137

 

9.5.1.

 

Specification of AC Adapter ..................................................................................

137

9.6.

Battery Charger FC-N013 (Not available in Australia) .................................................

138

 

9.6.1.

 

Specification of Battery Charger ...........................................................................

138

10.

Maintenance .........................................................................................................................

139

10.1.

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

139

 

10.1.1.

Flowchart ..............................................................................................................

139

 

10.1.2. Actions Taken to Solve Problems (Tips) ...............................................................

140

 

10.1.2.1. Take proper actions calmly...............................................................................

140

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