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EPSON Product Support Bulletin Subject: Proper Method for Running Benchmark and Diagnostics Programs Date: 06/04/93 PSB No: S-0158 Page(s): 1 of 1 Originator: MWT This bulletin describes the proper method for running any benchmark or diagnostics programs. This applies to any computer system. In most cases, the computer should be started using an MS-DOS boot diskette that’s ‘clean’ - in other words, one with no CONFIG.SYS or AUTOEXEC.BAT files. The appropriate executable can then be run, either from diskette or hard drive. There will be some exceptions to the above rule. In attempting ..

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EPSON AMERICA, INC. EPSON Product Support Bulletin Subject: Epson NB3s LCD Unit Warranty Extension Date: 02/05/93 Page(s): 1 of 1 PSB No: S-0153 Originator: KAS The purpose of this bulletin is to inform you of a change in the warranty period for the Epson NB3s LCD Unit (part number B1-101). Epson America, Inc. has made the decision to extend the warranty period for the Epson NB3s LCD Unit. The warranty period is now extended to five years from the date of purchase. Standard warranty claim procedures are to be followed for failures. The normal warranty labor reimbursement and no charge parts..

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EPSON AMERICA, INC. EPSON Product Support Bulletin Subject: Epson NB3s Questions and Answers Date: 8/7/91 PSB No: S-0130B Page(s): 1 of 8 Originator: MWT GENERAL Q1. A1. Q2. A2. Q3. A3. Q4. A4. What is the Epson NB3s? The Epson NB3s is Epson’s first modern notebook computer. Epson actually pioneered the notebook field back in 1982 with the HX-20. The NB3s offers the full functionality of an AT-compatible computer, with excellent expansion capabilities. What are some of the standard features? The Epson NB3s includes a 16 MHz 80386SX microprocessor; support for an optional 80387SX numeric c..

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PSB No: S-0130B Page: 2 of 8 BATTERY Q5. A5. Q6. A6. Q7. A7. Q8. A8. Q9. A9. What kind of battery life can you expect from the Epson NB3s? Testing has revealed, under typical operating conditions, an estimated battery life of 1 to 1.5 hours. Depending on the configuration and usage, the battery life could be more or less. Since 2 batteries are included, this equates to 2 to 3 hours of working time. Are additional batteries available? How are the batteries charged? Yes, additional batteries are available as an option. The batteries can be charged in the Epson NB3s by either connecting the st..

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PSB No: S-0130B Page: 3 of 8 DISK DRIVES Q11. What hard drives are being used? A11. All of the Epson NB3s hard drives are made by Conner Peripherals, the acknowledged leader in very small, low power hard drives. The models used are the CP-2024, CP-2044 and CP-2064 for the 20, 40 and 60MB removable drives for the Epson NB3s itself. The CP-30104 (120MB) is used for the expansion unit. Q12. Can the hard drives be changed “on the fly”? A12. No! As with the battery, changing the drives while the computer is powered on will damage the hard drive and/or computer and will void the warranty. Q13..

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PSB No: S-0130B Page: 4 of 8 Q18. What external floppy drives can be used? A18. Any external 5.25” floppy drive that is Toshiba compatible may be used. Simply run SETUP and change the parallel port setting from printer to ext. FDD. LCD DISPLAY Q19. What type of LCD display is used? A19. It is an FTN (Film compensated Super Twisted Nematic) LCD with 640 by 480 pixel resolution. It provides VGA compatibility with the desirable “paper-white” appearance. Q20. Are there any special display drivers needed for Microsoft Windows 3.0 or OS/2 1.1/1.2x Presentation Manager? A20. No - simply sele..

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PSB No: S-0130B Page: 5 of 8 SOFTWARE Q24. MS-DOS 4.01 is included. Is there any other Epson NB3s-specific software? A24. Yes. In addition to the MODE2 utility mentioned above, the Reference diskette also contains SETLCD (which allows you to change the gray-scale mapping), RESPRG (for TSR programs that conflict with the computer’s “hot-key” functions) and the Diagnostics utility. Q25. What about memory management software? A25. The standard Microsoft memory manager, EMM386.SYS, is included. For more flexibility in memory management, you may wish to purchase a third- party program, suc..

PSB No: S-0130B - Page 8

PSB No: S-0130B Page: 6 of 8 Enter the above exactly as it appears, including the blank line. End each line by pressing the <Enter> key. Then at the DOS prompt enter the command DEBUG <NUMOFF.SCR. This will pipe the script file to DEBUG which will create the program NUMOFF.COM. Then all you need to do is include NUMOFF in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file. POWER SAVE FEATURES Q27. Are there any special power saving features to help prolong battery life? A27. Yes. In SETUP, there are two power save options: Standby timeout and Hard disk timeout. Standby timeout lets you set the elapsed time (f..

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PSB No: S-0130B Page: 7 of 8 Q28. What if the computer has entered the Standby timeout mode and a keystroke doesn’t bring it back to normal operating mode? A28. There are some applications that may intercept any keystrokes before they can be seen by the system BIOS. You may have to disable the timeout in SETUP to use the problem application on battery power. Q29. Any other power saving tips? A29. One more - use the keyboard command <Ctrl>-<AIt>-</> to change the CPU speed from 16 MHz to 8 MHz. This can save a significant amount of power and, with several types of applica..

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PSB No: S-0130B Page: 8 of 8 Q32. How well does the NB3s work with local area networks? A32. Very well. It has been tested with Novell’s Advanced NetWare 286 version 2.19, NetWare 386 3.0 and 3.1 and 3Com’s 3+Open version 1.1. A variety of network interface cards (NICs) have been tested as well. These include Novell’s NE1000 and NE2000 Ethernet NICs; 3Com’s EtherLink Plus NIC; Standard Microsystem’s PC-110 Arcnet NIC; and IBM’s Token Ring II and Token Ring 16/4 NICs. When configuring those NlCs that are not self-configurable, we recommend staying with fairly “standard” setti..

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PSB No.: S-0062I Page: 1 of 18 EISA SERIES DESKTOP VER PART # DESC TYPE LOC REASON 0.10.20.01 DESKROM Phoenix 27C512 U26 INITIAL RELEASE EISA SERIES TOWER VER PART # DESC TYPE LOC REASON TOWERROM U26 INITIAL RELEASE EQUITY LT VER PART # DESC TYPE LOC REASON 1.00 1.00 HLO-A1 HLO-B1 27C64 27C64 3F 5F INITIAL RELEASE (FIRST 800 UNITS) 1.01 1.01 Y164802001 Y164803001 HLO-A2 HLO-B2 27C64 27C64 3F 5F Fixes problems with the serial port and Microsoft Word. EQUITY LT286e VER PART # DESC TYPE LOC REASON 1.01 1.01 AMI AMI 27256 27256 U18 U19 INITIAL RELEASE EQUITY LT386SX VER PART # DESC TYPE LOC REA..

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