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1 Contents Chapter 1. Getting Started 3 Product Features 4 Tips 5 Before You Start 8 Safety Precautions 20 Proper Posture During Computer Use 23 Overview 32 Turning the Computer On and Oﬀ Chapter 2. Using the Computer 37 Keyboard 41 Touchpad 46 Using the Touch Screen (only for touch screen models) 54 CD Drive (ODD, Optional) 55 Multi Card Slot (Optional) 58 Connecting an External Display Device 65 Connecting an External Digital Device 67 Adjusting the Volume 71 Wired Network 75 Wireless Network (Optional) 78 Sharing Content in a Home Network (Easy Content Share) (Optional) Chapter 3. Sett..
Product Features 3 Tips 4 Before You Start 5 Safety Precautions 8 Proper Posture During Computer Use 20 Overview 23 Turning the Computer On and Oﬀ 32 Chapter 1. Getting Started..
3 Chapter 1. Getting Started Product Features The latest processor has been adopted for • quicker work processing and a slimmer design has been implemented for higher portability. Enjoy sharper HD images with a brighter LED • LCD that uses less power. The water-proof island keyboard with wider • spaces between keys enables comfortable typing. (Optional) Optimized Performance and Usability This is an environmentally friendly system • designed in accordance with international environmental speciﬁcations regarding the use of environmentally friendly materials and the reduction of haz..
4 Tips Tip Chapter 1. Getting Started The computer is not turned on or does not respond and displays a blank screen. Restore the computer using Samsung Recovery Solution . 1 . Turn the computer on and press the F4 key when the booting screen (SAMSUNG logo) appears. 2 . The computer will boot up in restore mode after a short while and Samsung Recovery Solution appears. 3 . When the start menu screen appears, click Restore . The keyboard Fn keys (shortcut keys) do not work. Install Easy Display Manager and Easy Speedup Manager . I want to restore the computer to the state when it was purchase..
5 Chapter 1. Getting Started Before You Start Before reading the User Guide, ﬁ rst check the following information. Optional items, some devices and software referred to in • the User Guide may not be provided and/or changed by upgrade. Note that the computer environment referred in the User Guide may not be the same as your own environment. The pictures used for the cover and the main body in the • User Manual are those of the representative model of each series and may diﬀ er from the actual appearance of the product. This guide decribes procedures for using both the mouse • and..
6 Chapter 1. Getting Started Before You Start Copyright © 2011 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. owns the copyright of this manual. No part of this manual may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without the consent of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. The information in this document is subject to change without notice due to improving the performance of the product. Samsung Electronics shall not be liable for any data loss. Please take care to avoid losing any important data and backup your data to prevent any such data..
7 Chapter 1. Getting Started About Memory Capacity Representation The memory capacity reported in Windows is less than the actual capacity of memory. This is because BIOS or a video adapter uses a portion of memory or claims it for further use. (E.g. For 1GB(=1,024MB) memory installed, Windows may report the capacity as 1,022MB or less) For more information, refer to the Samsung Recovery Solution section. Before You Start..
8 Chapter 1. Getting Started Installation Related Do not install the product in places exposed to humidity such as a bathrooms. There is a danger of electric shock. Use the product within the operating conditions speciﬁed in the Manufacturers User Guide. Keep the plastic bags out of the reach of children. There is a danger of suﬀocation. Safety Precautions Keep a distance of 15cm or more between the computer and the wall and do not place any objects between them. This may increase the internal temperature of the computer and may cause an injury. Do not install the computer on a slant or..
9 Chapter 1. Getting Started If the power cord or power outlet makes a noise, disconnect the power cord from the wall outlet and contact a service center. There is a danger of electric shock or ﬁ re hazard. Do not use a damaged or loose main plug or power cord or power outlet. There is a danger of electric shock or ﬁ re hazard. Plug the power cord ﬁrmly into the power outlet and AC adapter. Failure to do so may cause ﬁ re hazard. Do not unplug the power cord out by pulling the cable only. If the cord is damaged, it may cause electric shock. Do not bend the power cord excessively or ..
10 Chapter 1. Getting Started Connect the power cord to an outlet or multiple power plug (extended cable) with a ground terminal. Failure to do so may result in electric shock. If water or another substance enters the power input jack, AC adapter or the computer, disconnect the power cord and contact the service center. Damage to the device within the computer may cause electric shock or ﬁre hazard. Keep the power cord or outlet clean so that they are not covered with dust. Failure to do so may result in ﬁre. AC Adapter Usage Precautions Connect the power cord to the AC adapter ﬁrmly...
11 Chapter 1. Getting Started Battery Usage Related Please charge the battery fully before using the computer for the ﬁrst time. Keep the battery out of the reach of infants and pets, as they could put the battery into their mouths. There is a danger of electric shock or choking. Use an authorized battery and AC adapter only. Please use an authorized battery and adapter approved by Samsung Electronics. Unauthorized batteries and adapters may not meet the proper safety requirements and may cause problems or malfunctions and result in an explosion or ﬁre. Warning Failure to follow instruc..
12 Chapter 1. Getting Started Usage Related Disconnect all cables connected to the computer before cleaning it. If you are cleaning a notebook computer, remove the battery. There is a danger of electric shock or damage to the product. Do not connect a phone line connected to a digital phone to the modem. There is a danger of a electric shock, ﬁre or damage to the product. Do not place any container ﬁlled with water or chemicals over or near the computer. If water or chemicals enter the computer, this may cause ﬁre or electric shock. If the computer is broken or dropped, disconnect the..
13 Chapter 1. Getting Started Upgrade Related Never disassemble the power supply or AC adapter. There is a danger of electric shock. When removing the RTC (Real Time Clock) battery, keep it out of the reach of children as they could touch and/or swallow it. There is a danger of choking. If a child has swallowed it, contact a doctor immediately. Use only authorized parts (multi- plug, battery and memory) and never disassemble parts. There is a danger of damaging the product, electric shock or ﬁre hazard. Shut down the computer and disconnect all cables before disassembling the computer. If..
14 Chapter 1. Getting Started When carrying the notebook computer with other items, such as the adapter, mouse, books etc, take care not to press anything against the notebook computer. If a heavy object is pressed against the notebook computer, a white spot or stain may appear on the LCD. Therefore, take care not to apply any pressure to the notebook. In this case, place the notebook computer in a separate compartment away from the other objects. Custody and Movement Related Follow the instructions for the relevant location (e.g. airplane, hospital, etc.) when using a wireless communicatio..
15 Chapter 1. Getting Started Safety Precautions Installation Related Do not block the ports (holes), vents, etc. of the product and do not insert objects. Damage to a component within the computer may cause electric shock or ﬁre. When using the computer with it lying on its side, place it so that the vents face upwards. Failure to do so, may cause the internal temperature of the computer to rise and the computer to malfunction or halt. Do not place a heavy object over the product. This may cause a problem with the computer. In addition, the object may fall and cause injury, or damage the..
16 Chapter 1. Getting Started Usage Related Do not place a candle, light cigar, etc. over or on the product. There is a danger of ﬁre. Use a wall outlet or multi-plug with a grounding part. Failure to do so may cause electric shock hazard. Make sure to have the product tested by a safety service engineer after repairing the product. Authorized Samsung Repair Centers will carry out safety checks after a repair. Using a repaired product without testing it for safety may cause an electric shock or ﬁre. In case of lightning, immediately turn the system oﬀ, disconnect the power cord from t..
17 Chapter 1. Getting Started If the computer emits smoke, or there is a burning smell, disconnect the power plug from the wall outlet and contact a service center. If your computer is a notebook computer, make sure to remove the battery. There is a danger of ﬁre. Do not use a damaged or modiﬁed CD/Floppy Disk. There is a danger of damaging the product or personal injury. Do not insert your ﬁngers into the PC Card Slot. There is a danger of injury or electric shock. Use recommended computer cleansing solution when cleaning the product and only use the computer when it is completely dr..
18 Chapter 1. Getting Started Upgrade Related Take care when touching the product or parts. The device may be damaged or you may be injured. Take care not to throw or drop a computer part or device. This may cause injury or damage to the product. Make sure to close the computer cover before connecting the power after a reassembly. There is a danger of electric shock if your body touches an internal part. Use parts authorized by Samsung Electronics only. Failure to do so, may cause ﬁre or damage the product. Never disassemble or repair the product by yourself. There is a danger of electric..
19 Chapter 1. Getting Started Cautions on Preventing Data Loss (Hard Disk Management) Take care not to damage the data on a hard disk drive. A hard disk drive is so sensitive to external impact that an • external impact may cause loss of data on the surface of the disk. Take extra care, because moving the computer or an impact • on the computer when it is turned on may damage the data of the hard disk drive. The company is not liable for any loss of data on the hard disk • drive. Causes that may damage the data of a hard disk drive and the hard disk drive itself. The data may be lost ..
20 Chapter 1. Getting Started Proper Posture During Computer Use Maintaining a proper posture during computer use is very important to prevent physical harm. The following instructions are about maintaining a proper posture during computer use developed through human engineering. Please read and follow them carefully when using the computer. Otherwise, the probability of (RSI: Repetitive Strain Injury) from repeated operations may increase and serious physical harm may be caused. The instructions in this manual have been prepared so that • they can be applied within the coverage of genera..
21 Chapter 1. Getting Started Proper Posture During Computer Use Eye Position Keep the monitor or LCD away from your eyes by at least 50cm. Adjust the height of the monitor and the LCD screen so that its • top height is equal to or lower than your eyes. Avoid setting the monitor and LCD excessively bright. • Keep the monitor and LCD screen clean. • If you wear glasses, clean them before using the computer. • When entering contents printed on a paper into the computer, • use a static paper holder so that the height of the paper is almost equal to that of the monitor. Hand Position ..
22 Chapter 1. Getting Started Proper Posture During Computer Use Volume Control (Headphones and Speakers) Check your volume ﬁrst to listen to music. Check your volume! Check if the volume is too loud before using headphones. • It is not recommended using headphones for long periods of • time. Any deviation from the equalizer default setting could cause • hearing impairment. The default setting can be changed through software and • driver updates without your intervention. Please check the equalizer default setting before ﬁ rst usage. Use Time (Break Time) Take a break for 10 min..
23 Chapter 1. Getting Started Overview Front View The pictures used for the cover and the main body in the • User Manual are those of the representative model of each series. Therefore the colors and appearance of the pictures may diﬀ er from the actual appearance of the product depending on the model. The actual color and appearance of the computer may • diﬀ er from the pictures used in this guide. ► For 15.6 inch models 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 Camera Lens (Optional) Using this lens, you can take still pictures and record video. 2 LCD The screen images are displayed here. 3 Speaker A..
24 Chapter 1. Getting Started Overview ► For 14/13.3 inch models 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 Camera Lens (Optional) Using this lens, you can take still pictures and record video. 2 LCD The screen images are displayed here. 3 Speaker A device used to generate sound. 4 Power Button Turns the computer on and oﬀ . 5 Keyboard A device to enter data by pressing the keys. 6 Touchpad/ Touchpad Buttons The touchpad and touchpad buttons provide functions similar to the mouse ball and buttons. 7 Status Indicators Shows the operating status of the computer. The corresponding operating LED is lit when the c..
25 Chapter 1. Getting Started Overview ► For 12.1 inch models 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 Camera Lens (Optional) Using this lens, you can take still pictures and record video. 2 LCD The screen images are displayed here. 3 Speaker A device used to generate sound. 4 Power Button Turns the computer on and oﬀ . 5 Keyboard A device to enter data by pressing the keys. 6 Touchpad/ Touchpad Buttons The touchpad and touchpad buttons provide functions similar to the mouse ball and buttons. 7 Status Indicators Shows the operating status of the computer. The corresponding operating LED is lit when the corr..
26 Chapter 1. Getting Started Overview Status Indicators ► For 15.6/14/13.3 inch models 1 2 3 4 5 ► For 12.1 inch models 1 2 3 4 5 1 Caps Lock This turns on when the Caps Lock key is pressed allowing capital letters to be typed without holding the Shift button down. On : Upper-case alphabetic input Oﬀ : Lower-case alphabetic input 2 HDD/ODD This turns on when the hard disk is or ODD being accessed. 3 Wireless LAN This turns on when the wireless LAN is operating. 4 Charge Status This shows the power source and the battery charge status. Green: When the battery is fully charged or the b..
27 Chapter 1. Getting Started Overview Right View ► For 15.6/14/13.3 inch models 3 1 2 ► For 12.1 inch models 4 1 2 1 CD Drive (ODD) (Optional) Plays CD or DVD titles. Since an ODD(Optical Disk Drive) is optional, the installed drive depends on the computer model. 2 USB Port You can connect USB devices to the USB port such as a keyboard/mouse, digital camera, etc. 3 Security Slot You can secure the computer by connecting a lock and cable to the Security Slot. 4 Wired LAN Port Connect the Ethernet cable to this port...
28 Chapter 1. Getting Started Overview Left View ► For 15.6/14/13.3 inch models 2 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 What is a chargeable USB port? USB device accessing and charging functions are • supported. The USB charging function is supported regardless of • whether the power is turned on or oﬀ . To use a USB port as a chargeable USB port, click • Start > All Programs > Samsung > Chargeable USB and turn it On . Charging a device through a chargeable USB port may take • longer than general charging. 1 DC Jack A jack to connect the AC adapter that supplies power to the computer. 2 Fan Ve..
29 Chapter 1. Getting Started Overview Left View ► For 12.1 inch models 2 3 1 4 5 6 7 8 What is a chargeable USB port? USB device accessing and charging functions are • supported. The USB charging function is supported regardless of • whether the power is turned on or oﬀ . To use a USB port as a chargeable USB port, click • Start > All Programs > Samsung > Chargeable USB and turn it On . Charging a device through a chargeable USB port may take • longer than general charging. 1 Security Slot You can secure the computer by connecting a lock and cable to the Security Slot...
30 Chapter 1. Getting Started Overview Back View ► For 15.6/14/13.3 inch models 1 2 1 Battery This is a Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery that supplies power to the computer. 2 Fan Vents The internal heat of the computer is emitted through these holes. If the vents are blocked the computer may overheat. Avoid blocking the vents as this may be dangerous. ► For 12.1 inch models 1 1 Battery This is a Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery that supplies power to the computer...
31 Chapter 1. Getting Started Overview Bottom View ► For 15.6/14/13.3 inch models 1 2 1 Battery Latches The latch used to remove or install the battery. 2 Memory Compartment Cover/ Hard Disk Drive Compartment Cover The main memory and hard disk drive is installed inside the cover. ► For 12.1 inch models 1 2 1 Battery Latches The latch used to remove or install the battery. 2 Hard Disk Drive Compartment Cover The hard disk drive is installed inside the cover...
32 Chapter 1. Getting Started Turning the Computer On and Oﬀ 1 Install the battery and connect the AC adapter . 2 Lift the LCD panel up. 3 Press the Power button to turn the computer on. 4 Power button LED is lit while the computer is turned on. (For 15.6/14/13.3 inch models) LED About Windows Activation When you turn the computer on for the ﬁ rst time, the Windows activation screen appears. Follow the activation procedures according to the instructions on the screen to use the computer. Entering Sleep mode When the computer is turned on, press the computer’s power button once brieﬂ..
33 Chapter 1. Getting Started Turning the computer oﬀ Since the procedures to turn the computer oﬀ may diﬀ er • depending on the installed operating system, please turn the computer oﬀ according to the procedures for the purchased operating system. Save all your data before clicking on • Shut down . If Samsung Fast Booting is installed, the system shutdown • location may diﬀ er. ► For Windows 7 Click Start > Shut down mode to shutdown the computer. 1 2 ► For Windows Vista Click on Start > and then click on Shut Down as shown in the ﬁ gure below to shut the comput..
34 Chapter 1. Getting Started ► For Windows XP 1 Click the Start button on the taskbar. Click Turn Oﬀ Computer . 1 2 2 Click Turn Oﬀ . If the system cannot be shut down due to a system error, turn it oﬀ by pressing and holding the Power Button for a minimum of 4 seconds. Please note that turning the computer oﬀ by this method may cause a system problem. Thereafter, when turning the computer back on, the disk checking program may launch to check for and correct any disk errors. Turning the Computer On and Oﬀ..
35 Chapter 1. Getting Started Turning the Computer On and Oﬀ Samsung Fast Booting (Optional) These descriptions are for Windows 7 and for supported models only. If you are using the system very often while on the move, use Fast Booting to reduce the booting time. With Fast Booting active, the system will switch to hybrid power saving mode if you close the LCD panel, slide the Power Button into the on position, or press the + key. In hybrid saving mode, the data you are working on will be saved to memory and the HDD, in the event of a sudden power failure, ensuring the safety of your data...
Keyboard 37 Touchpad 41 Using the Touch Screen (only for touch screen models) 46 CD Drive (ODD, Optional) 54 Multi Card Slot (Optional) 55 Connecting an External Display Device 58 Connecting an External Digital Device 65 Adjusting the Volume 67 Wired Network 71 Wireless Network (Optional) 75 Sharing Content in a Home Network (Easy Content Share) (Optional) 78 Chapter 2. Using the computer..
37 Chapter 2. Using the computer Keyboard Shortcut key functions and procedures are discussed in the following sections. The keyboard image may diﬀ er from the actual keyboard. • The keyboard may diﬀ er depending on your country. The following mainly describes the shortcut keys. • Either type A or B is provided depending on the model. • Shortcut Keys You can use the following functions by pressing the keys below with the Fn key. ► Type A Model + ► Type B Model +..
38 Chapter 2. Using the computer Keyboard Fn Type A Type B Name Function + REST (Sleep Mode) Switches to Sleep mode. To wake the computer up, press the Power button. Gauge Shows the remaining battery charge. You can only use this function when the Easy Display Manager program is installed. Euro Enters the Euro monetary unit symbol. This key may not be provided depending on the keyboard type. CRT/LCD Switches the screen output to the LCD or external monitor when an external monitor (or TV) is connected to the computer. Backlight Turns the LCD backlight on or oﬀ . Mute Mutes or cancels mute..
39 Chapter 2. Using the computer Keyboard Fn Type A Type B Name Function + Easy SpeedUp Manager You can select operation mode when you need maximum system performance or low-noise/low power consumption with one-click. Silent: • Low-noise and low power consumption mode Normal: • Normal Mode Speed: • Maximum performance mode. The system operates in its maximum performance, and system resources are allocated to the currently active program with priority for maximum performance. Speed Boot: • Quick booting mode. This mode enables quick booting when the booting process has slowed down be..
40 Chapter 2. Using the computer Screen Brightness Control + Or + Volume Control + Or + Alternatively, press the + key combination to turn the volume on or oﬀ . Numeric Key (For 15.6 inch models) If you press the Num Lock key, you can use the numeric keys. Other Function Keys Performs the right-click mouse function (touchpad). When the shortcut key function does not work properly, you have to install the following program. Winodws Vista/7 • : Easy Display Manager Windows XP • : Easy Display Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager When the programs are not installed, select Samsung Recovery Solu..
41 Chapter 2. Using the computer Touchpad The touchpad provides the same function as a mouse and the left and right buttons of the touchpad plays the role of the left and right buttons of a mouse. Use the Touchpad with your ﬁ ngers. Using a sharp object • may damage the Touchpad. If you touch the Touchpad or press the Touchpad buttons • while booting up, the Windows boot time may be extended. Touchpad Use to move the cursor. Touchpad Left Button You can select or run a program using this button. Scroll Area Plays the role of the mouse wheel. You can scroll up and down using the Scroll..
42 Chapter 2. Using the computer Basic Touchpad Functions Moving the cursor on the screen Place your ﬁnger on the touchpad slightly and move your ﬁnger. The mouse cursor will move accordingly. Move your ﬁnger in the direction you wish to move the cursor. Click Function Place a ﬁnger on the touchpad and click on an item once. Alternatively, press the left button once quickly and release it. Tap Click or Double-Click Function Put your ﬁnger on the touchpad and quickly tap twice with your ﬁnger on an item you want. Alternatively, press the left touchpad button twice quickly. ClickC..
43 Chapter 2. Using the computer Drag Function Dragging refers to moving an item to another place after selecting it. Press and hold down the left touchpad button over an item you want to drag and move the item to the new location. Holding down the left touchpad button Move The Gesture Function of the Touchpad (Optional) The Touchpad Gesture function may not be provided and • the version of the function may diﬀ er depending on the model. Some usage procedures may diﬀ er depending on the version. For detailed usage procedures, refer to the description in • the Touchpad Settings windo..
44 Chapter 2. Using the computer The Scroll Function This function is the same as the scroll area of the Touchpad. If you place two ﬁngers over the Touchpad and move them up or down, the screen is scrolled up or down. Zoom Functions If you place two ﬁngers over the Touchpad together or apart, the current image or text is zoomed in or out. Zoom-out Zoom-in or Rotation function Place two ﬁngers over the touchpad and move the ﬁngers as follows to rotate the photo or image. or Move function You can move to the previous or next page when you are looking at a photo or surﬁng the Interne..
45 Chapter 2. Using the computer Conﬁguring the Gesture Function If the Gesture function is not activated, you can activate it according to the following procedures. 1 Click the Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Mouse > Device Settings tab > Settings button. Alternatively, click the Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Mouse > ELAN > Options button. 2 The Touchpad Settings window appears. Click over the corresponding item to select the item in the Select an item and click OK . To cancel the Gesture function, unselect the corresponding item ..
46 Chapter 2. Using the computer You can use the computer using the touch screen only, without using the keyboard and mouse. The touch screen function is only supported for models which have the function installed at the factory. The touch screen operating descriptions are of the functions available through the touch screen. For the touchpad operating descriptions, refer to the descriptions about the touchpad in the manual. When using the computer for a long period of time, using • a keyboard and mouse instead of the touch screen is recommended. Touch the touch screen with your ﬁ ngers...
47 Chapter 2. Using the computer Using the Touch Screen (only for touch screen models) Using the Gesture Function of the Touch Screen Using the gesture function of the touch screen, you can perform the following functions using speciﬁ c gestures. Executing predeﬁned actions • Executing a program • Simulating a shortcut key • If the gesture function of the touch screen is not conﬁ gured, you can conﬁ gure it as follows. 1 Double-click the eGalaxGesture icon on the Taskbar. 2 Select Gesture Settings. 3 The Gesture Settings window appears. In the window, click the Gesture Mapping..
48 Chapter 2. Using the computer Using the Touch Screen (only for touch screen models) Screen Calibration When using the touch screen for the ﬁ rst time or the precision of the touch screen has decreased, calibrate the screen using the eGalax Touch program. 1 Click Start > All Programs > eGalax Touch > Conﬁgure Utility . 2 Click 4 Points Calibration in the Tools tab. To further improve the precision If a more precise calibration is necessary, you can calibrate using 9 Points or 25 Points (pointer). 1. In the Settings tab, select 9 Points or 25 Points in the Linearization Style ..
49 Chapter 2. Using the computer Using the Touch Screen (only for touch screen models) Touch screen use precautions Use the touch screen with clean and dry hands. In a humid • environment, remove the moisture from your hands and the touch screen surface before use. Since the touch screen works properly even if you press it • lightly, do not press the screen excessively hard because serious pressure on the screen can damage the touch screen sensor. Do not press the screen with a sharp object such as a ball-point • pen. This may damage the screen. When pressing the touch screen, press o..
50 Chapter 2. Using the computer Using the Touch Screen (only for touch screen models) Using the touch program (Play Touch) (Optional) Play Touch is a program that enables users to easily enjoy photo, music, video ﬁ les as well as the Internet by touching the screen with their ﬁ ngers, in touch screen models. Play Touch • is only provided for touch screen models. The program name and the ﬁgures in this manual may • diﬀ er from the actual ones. The multimedia function works properly in Windows • Media Player version 10 or higher. The Internet function works properly in Internet..
51 Chapter 2. Using the computer Using the Touch Screen (only for touch screen models) ► Help Screen Click an item to view the corresponding usage for it. ► Home Manager Screen z x c v Number Function Description 1 Widget You can add a clock or calendar shortcut icon. 2 Game You can add a shortcut icon for a game. 3 Basket Click the Basket button once to open it, and drag and drop a shortcut icon to the Basket to delete the icon. Once a shortcut icon is deleted, the deleted icon cannot be restored. 4 Auto align The shortcut icons on the Space are automatically arranged according to thei..
52 Chapter 2. Using the computer Using the Touch Screen (only for touch screen models) 2 Click on the required type of icon in Home Manager to create a shortcut icon in the Space. If you create a my shortcut icon by clicking on a required shortcut icon , you can enjoy photos, music or videos more easily with just one touch. To exit the touch program (Play Touch), tap over the button at the top right. Music default shortcut Play Touch Setting Explorer Video default short Internet default shortcut Photo default shortcut Memo shortcut Creating My Shortcuts (photo, music, video) 1 Click the Pho..
53 Chapter 2. Using the computer Using the Touch Screen (only for touch screen models) ► E.g.) Video Shortcut Icon Full Screen Play Volume Thumbnail Explorer Explorer Minimize Play Touch Play at media size Return to the shortcut state Play Control buttons Caption Create a shortcut..
54 Chapter 2. Using the computer CD Drive (ODD, Optional) An optical disk drive is optional and may diﬀ er depending on your computer model. For detailed speciﬁ cations, refer to the catalogue. Do not insert a cracked or scratched CD. • Otherwise, the CD may break and damage the optical disk drive when the CD rotates at a high speed. When you clean a CD or DVD title, wipe with a soft cloth • from inside to outside. Insert a Mini CD into the center of the CD drive. • The ﬁgures used for the description are of a representative • model. Therefore the ﬁgures may diﬀ er from th..
55 Chapter 2. Using the computer Multi Card Slot (Optional) Using the multi card slot, you can read and write data to a SD card, SDHC card, MMC card, SDXC card. You can use a card as a removable disk and conveniently exchange data with digital devices such as a digital camera, digital camcorder, MP3, etc.. Supported Cards : SD Card, SDHC Card, MMC Card, • SDXC Card SDXC cards may not be supported depending on the • product speciﬁcations. You have to additionally purchase a multi card with the • necessary capacity depending on your requirements. You can use a multi card just like any..
56 Chapter 2. Using the computer Multi Card Slot (Optional) If a window asking to scan and change appears, click Continue Without Scanning . This will proceed to Step 2 above. 3 You can save, move and delete data by double-clicking the corresponding drive. The device name of the card drive may diﬀ er depending on your computer model. You can only use the card after formatting it. Using a Mini SD and RS-MMC Since the above cards are too small, you cannot insert the cards into the slot directly. Insert the card into the dedicated adapter (available from most electronic retailers) and then i..
57 Chapter 2. Using the computer Multi Card Slot (Optional) To format a memory card When using the memory card for the ﬁrst time, you must format the card before using it. Formatting a card deletes all data saved on the card. If the card includes data, backup the data before formatting it. 1 Click Start > Computer . 2 Right-click over a card drive with the touchpad and select Format . 3 Click Start to the formatting. To use a card to exchange data with a digital device such • as a digital camera, formatting the data using the digital device is recommended. When you try to use a card,..
58 Chapter 2. Using the computer Connecting an External Display Device If you connect an external display device such as a monitor, TV, projector, etc., you can view the picture on the wider screen of the external device when you give a presentation or watch a video or movie. The computer provides an analog monitor port (RGB) and a digital video/audio port (HDMI). The visual quality is sharper when a display device is connected through the HDMI port rather than the analog monitor port (RGB) port. Therefore, when multiple ports are supported, connect a display device to a port that provides ..
59 Chapter 2. Using the computer 3 Press the + key combination once. Then the Easy Display Manager screen appears where you can select a display device. Since pressing the key while holding down the key changes the selection, select a display device. LCD CRT LCD + CRT Clone LCD + CRT DualView If the screen is not switched even if you press the • + key combination, you have to install the Easy Display Manager program. Install the programs by downloading them from the website or using the Install System Software menu of the Samsung Recovery Solution. Alternatively, to set up dual view: • ..
60 Chapter 2. Using the computer Connecting through the HDMI port (Optional) By connecting the computer to a TV with a HDMI port, you can enjoy both a high visual quality and a high sound quality. After connecting a TV through HDMI, you have to conﬁ gure the screen and sound. 1 Connect the HDMI cable to the HDMI port of the TV. External Monitor TV Projector This is only supported for models that support a TV output • port (HDMI). When a TV provides more than one HDMI port, connect • the computer to the DVI IN port. When connecting the computer to a TV, switch the • external input mo..
61 Chapter 2. Using the computer External Monitor / TV is not supported in the DOS • Command Prompt window. Simultaneous output to all 3 (LCD + CRT + HDMI) is not • supported. If the screen is not switched even if you press the • + key combination, you have to install the Easy Display Manager program. Install the programs by downloading them from the website or using the Install System Software menu of the Samsung Recovery Solution. Setting up HDMI TV video (Optional) If the Desktop screen displayed on the TV does not ﬁ t to the TV screen, conﬁ gure it as follows depending on the ..
62 Chapter 2. Using the computer 3 Resize the Desktop using the resize bars so that the four arrows at the corners of the Desktop are placed in the corners of the TV and then click OK . Horizontal Resize Bar Vertical Resize Bar ► For Intel graphics cards 1 Right-click over the Desktop and select Graphics Properties . If a window appears where you can select the mode, select Basic Mode and click OK . 2 Click Display > General Settings , select Customize Aspect Ratio in the Scaling ﬁ eld, ﬁ t the Desktop to the TV screen and click OK . Connecting an External Display Device..
63 Chapter 2. Using the computer Connecting an External Display Device Using graphics more eﬃ ciently (optional) NVIDIA Optimus is a function that enables automatically selecting and using the internal or external graphics chipsets depending on the currently running software. For example, the internal graphics chipset can be used for Internet surﬁ ng or word processing to minimize battery power consumption and the high-performance external graphics graphic chipset can be used for gaming or video processing to deliver a more realistic experience. The NVIDIA Optimus model supports Windows..
64 Chapter 2. Using the computer Setting up HDMI TV audio (Optional) You can conﬁ gure the sound of the computer to be played through the HDMI TV. You have to conﬁ gure the sound device in the Control Panel whenever you connect the HDMI TV in order to hear sound from the computer on the TV. The screen images and terms may diﬀ er from actual product depending on the computer model. 1 Right-click over the Volume Control icon in the notiﬁ cation area at the bottom right of the Desktop and select Playback Devices . (Alternatively, click the Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Sou..
65 Chapter 2. Using the computer Connecting an External Digital Device You can save a ﬁ le stored on a device onto the computer by connecting a digital device such as a camera, camcorder or mobile phone to the computer and using the ﬁ le management functions. Connecting and using a camera or camcorder If a digital device such as a camera or camcorder is connected with the computer, it is recognized as a removable disk so that you can copy or move the ﬁ les on the device. 1 Connect the USB port of the notebook computer and the USB port of the digital device such as a camera using the U..
66 Chapter 2. Using the computer Connecting an External Digital Device 3 Double-click the corresponding drive. You can then save, move or delete data. The device name of the card drive may diﬀ er depending on the model...
67 Chapter 2. Using the computer Adjusting the Volume You can adjust the volume using the keyboard and the volume control program. Since these descriptions are written on the basis of the latest operating system, Windows 7, some of the content and the ﬁgures of the descriptions may diﬀ er depending on the operating system. Since the procedures for other Windows operating systems are similar, use the computer referring to these descriptions. Adjusting the Volume using the Keyboard + Or + Alternatively, press the + key combination to turn the volume on or oﬀ . Adjusting the Volume using..
68 Chapter 2. Using the computer Using the Sound Recorder The procedures to record sound using the Windows Recorder are described below. ► For Windows 7/Vista 1 Connect a microphone to the microphone jack. You can also use the internal MIC. 2 Right-click over the Volume icon on the taskbar and select Recording Device . 3 Check if the microphone is set as the default recording device. If this is the case, it is already set as the default device. If not, right-click over the microphone and select Set default . 4 Click Start > All Programs > Accessories > Sound Recorder and click St..
69 Chapter 2. Using the computer ► For Windows XP 1 Connect a microphone to the microphone jack. You can also use the internal MIC. 2 Click Start > Control Panel > Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices > Sounds and Audio Devices . 3 Click Advanced from Volume and then, click Options > Properties . 4 Select Realtek HD Audio input from the mixer device to select Recording from Adjust Volume for . 5 Select Mic Volume from Show the following volume controls and click OK . 6 When Recording Control window appears, check the Select checkbox. Increase the recording volume to increase the ..
70 Chapter 2. Using the computer Using SoundAlive (Optional) The SoundAlive function enables you to experience more stereophonic sound using stereo speakers. SoundAlive is only supported in Windows 7. • The software programs provider may vary, depending on • your computer model. In addition, some pictures may diﬀ er from actual product • depending on the computer model and software version. 1 Right-click over the Volume Control icon in the notiﬁ cation area at the bottom right of the Desktop and select Playback Devices . (Alternatively, click the Control Panel > Hardware and So..
71 Chapter 2. Using the computer Wired Network A wired network is a network environment used for a company network or broadband internet connection at home. Since these descriptions are written on the basis of the • latest operating system, Windows 7, some of the content and the ﬁgures of the descriptions may diﬀ er depending on the operating system. Since the procedures for other Windows operating systems are similar, use the computer referring to these descriptions. The ﬁgures used for the description are of a representative • model. Therefore the ﬁgures may diﬀ er from the ..
72 Chapter 2. Using the computer 3 Select Local Area Connection and click the right button of the touch pad and select Properties . The LAN Device name may diﬀ er depending on your computer’s Network Device. 4 ► For Windows 7/Vista Select Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4) from the list of Network Components and click Properties . ► For Windows XP Click General tab and select a LAN driver from Connect using :. Select Internet Protocol(TCP/IP) and click Properties . The Network Component name may diﬀ er depending on • the Operating System Installed. To add a network component,..
73 Chapter 2. Using the computer Wired Network 5 Conﬁ gure the IP settings. When using DHCP, select Obtain an IP address automatically . To use a static IP address, select Use the following IP address , and set the IP address manually. When not using DHCP, ask your network administrator for the IP address. 6 When you have completed the settings, click the OK button. The network settings have been completed. Using the WOL (Wake On LAN) function <Wake On LAN> is a function that activates the system from Sleep mode when a signal (such as a ping or magic packet command) arrives over the..
74 Chapter 2. Using the computer Wired Network 3 Click Conﬁgure > Power Management tab. Select Allow this device to bring the computer out of standby , then click OK . Restart the system. - If the system wakes up from Sleep mode even though there is no received signal, use the system after disabling the <Wake On LAN> function. - The LAN LED may not be turned oﬀ if System is shoutdown without disabling the WOL (Wake on LAN) option. - Connecting a wired LAN while using a wireless LAN may not activate the <Wake On LAN> function. Set the Wireless LAN to Disable to use the <..
75 Chapter 2. Using the computer A wireless network (Wireless LAN) environment is a network environment that enables communicating between multiple computers at home or a small-size oﬃ ce through wireless LAN devices. The descriptions below are for computer models with • a Wireless LAN card or device. A Wireless LAN device is optional. The pictures in this manual may diﬀ er from the actual product depending on your wireless LAN device model. To use wireless LAN, you have to turn the wireless LAN • device on. Press the + key combination to open the Wireless On/Oﬀ window and set the..
76 Chapter 2. Using the computer Wireless Network (Optional) 2 Click Connect . If a network key is set for the AP, enter the network key and then click Connect . For the network key, please ask your network administrator. 3 When Connected to the AP is displayed, click the Close button. You can access the network. ► For Windows Vista 1 Right-click over the Network Connections icon on the taskbar and click Connect to the Network . 2 Select an AP to connect to and click Connect . If there is a conﬁ gured network key for the AP to connect to, enter the network key and then click the Connect..
77 Chapter 2. Using the computer Wireless Network (Optional) ► For Windows XP 1 Click the Wireless Network Connection icon from the Taskbar using the right button of the touch pad. Then, click View Available Wireless Networks . 2 Select an AP to be connected and click Connect . If a network key is set in the AP, the network key input window will appear. Enter the network key in the input window and click OK . For a network key, contact the network administrator. 3 Once Connected to AP is displayed, you can use a wireless network. Checking the network connection status Move the mouse point..
78 Chapter 2. Using the computer Sharing Content in a Home Network (Easy Content Share) (Optional) Easy Content Share is a DLNA application that allows you to play photos, videos and music ﬁ les on your TV. These descriptions are for Windows 7 and for supported • models only. The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) aligns industry • leaders in the CE, mobile, and PC industries through digital interoperability, and DLNA-certiﬁed devices allow users to play videos, photos and music ﬁ les stored on a computer on a TV. To play content using DLNA technology, both your • computer a..
79 Chapter 2. Using the computer For more information on how to conﬁgure the IP address • for your computer, refer to Chapter 2. Using the Computer > Network . For more information on how to conﬁgure the IP address • for your TV, refer to the user manual of your TV. 3 To check whether the network settings have been conﬁ gured correctly, double-click the Easy Content Share icon on the your computer’s Desktop to run the program. (If the program icon does exist on the Windows Desktop, select the corresponding program from Start > All Programs > Samsung .) If the connected ..
80 Chapter 2. Using the computer 3 The selected folder is added to the shared list. Playing content on your TV using your computer After you have set photos, videos and music ﬁ les as shared items, you can play them on your TV using your computer. 1 In Easy Content Share , select the TV you want to use to play content. Playlist Add content to play Play control panel 2 Select the item you want to play in the playlist, and then click Play . 3 The selected ﬁ le is played on the TV. Using the Play Control panel, you can control the item being played on the TV. 4 To stop playing, click Stop ..
81 Chapter 2. Using the computer Adding a video, photo or music ﬁle to the playlist 1 Click Add Content in the Playlist screen. The shared content list is displayed. 2 In the shared content list, check the checkbox in front of the item you want to add to the playlist, and then click Add to playlist . Add the selected item to the playlist Shared content list Return to the playlist screen 3 Click Return to playlist screen . In the playlist screen, you can ﬁ nd that the selected item has been added to the playlist. Playing the content stored on a computer when Easy Content Share is not ins..
82 Chapter 2. Using the computer 3 Click Start > All Programs > Accessories > Windows Explorer . 4 Right-click the folder to share. From the menu displayed, point to Include in library. Click Videos, Photos or Music in the displayed sub menu, according to the type of content contained in the selected folder. If the selected folder contains two or more types of content, you must click each corresponding menu item ( Videos, Photos or Music ) to register each type of content. ► For Windows Media Player 11 1 Click Start > All Programs > Windows Media Player . 2 Click Library &g..
83 Chapter 2. Using the computer A popup window is displayed. Click Yes . Then click OK in the Media Sharing- Default Settings window and in the Media Sharing window. After the registration has been ﬁ nished, you can ﬁ nd the added folder is listed in the shared content list of Easy Content Share . For a shared content item, the name of the computer where the item is stored is displayed next to it, allowing you to identify the computer. This is useful when multiple computers are providing content. A folder added as a shared item The name of the PC where the content is stored Content sha..
LCD Brightness Control 85 BIOS Setup 87 Setting a Boot Password 90 Changing the Boot Priority 93 Upgrading Memory 94 Battery 98 Using the Security Slot 105 Chapter 3. Settings and Upgrade..
85 Chapter 3. Settings and Upgrade LCD Brightness Control You can adjust the LCD brightness in 8 levels. The screen brightness is automatically set to the brightest level (brightness level 8) when AC power is connected and the brightness is automatically set dimmer when the computer runs on battery power to extend the battery use time. Controlling the Brightness Using the Keyboard Adjust the LCD brightness by pressing the + key or the + key. The LCD brightness can change up to 8 levels and the brightness increases by 1 level when pressing the + key once. Maintaining the changed LCD brightne..
86 Chapter 3. Settings and Upgrade LCD Brightness Control LCD bad pixels principle of computer • Samsung observes the speciﬁcations regarding strict quality and reliability of LCD. But in spite of that, it is inevitable that there might be a small number of bad pixels. A large number of bad pixels can cause problems in appearance, but a small number of pixels doesn’t aﬀ ect the computer performance. Therefore Samsung observes and manages the following dot principles: - Bright dot : 2 or less - Black dot : 4 or less - Combination of Bright and Dark : 4 or less Instructions for Cleani..
87 Chapter 3. Settings and Upgrade BIOS Setup The BIOS Setup enables you to conﬁ gure your computer hardware according to your needs. Use the BIOS setup to deﬁ ne a boot password, change the • booting priority, or add a new device. Since incorrect settings may cause your system to • malfunction or crash, take care when conﬁguring the BIOS. The functions of the BIOS setup are subject to change for • product function enhancement purposes. The BIOS Setup menus and items may diﬀ er depending on • your computer model. Entering the BIOS Setup 1 Turn the computer on. 2 When the boo..
88 Chapter 3. Settings and Upgrade The BIOS Setup Screen The BIOS Setup menus and items may diﬀ er depending on • your computer model. Setup Menu Description SysInfo This is a description about the basic speciﬁcations of the computer. Advanced Using this menu, you can conﬁgure the major chipsets and additional functions. Security Used to conﬁgure security functions, including passwords. Boot This menu enables you to conﬁgure peripherals and booting related settings such as the boot priority. Exit Used to exit the Setup either saving the changes or not. Setup Menu Setup Items Hel..
89 Chapter 3. Settings and Upgrade System Setup Keys In the Setup, you have to use the keyboard. F1 Press to view the Setup Help. Up & Down Keys Press to move up and down. F5/F6 Press to change the item value. F9 Press to load the default Setup settings. ESC Press to return to a higher level menu or to move to the Exit menu. Left & Right Keys Press to move to another menu. Enter Press to select an item or to enter a sub menu. F10 Press to save the changes and exit Setup. The keyboard image may diﬀ er from the actual keyboard. BIOS Setup..
90 Chapter 3. Settings and Upgrade Setting a Boot Password When setting a password, you have to enter a password to use the computer or enter the BIOS Setup. By conﬁ guring a password, you can restrict system access to authorized users only and protect data and ﬁ les saved on the computer. Do not lose or forget your password. • If you have forgotten your password, contact a Samsung • service center. In this case, a service fee will be charged. The screen images and terms may diﬀ er from actual • product depending on the computer model and driver version. Setting a Supervisor Pas..
91 Chapter 3. Settings and Upgrade Setting a Boot Password Setting a User Password Users can start the system with a user password, but cannot enter the System Setup. By doing this, you can prevent other users from entering Setup. Before conﬁguring a user password, a supervisor password must have been conﬁgured. Deactivating the supervisor password also deactivates the user password. In the Set User Password item, press < Enter > and complete the procedures from Step 3 of Setting a Supervisor Password. Setting Up a Boot Password To setup a boot password, the administrator password..
92 Chapter 3. Settings and Upgrade Setting a Boot Password Deactivating the Password 1 Press < Enter > on the password to be deactivated. For example, to deactivate a supervisor password in the Set Supervisor Password item, press < Enter >. 2 In the Enter Current Password item, enter the currently conﬁ gured password and press < Enter >. 3 Leave the Enter New Password item ﬁ eld empty, and press < Enter >. 4 Leave the Conﬁrm New Password ﬁ eld empty, and press < Enter >. The password is deactivated. For some models the password is only canceled if the &..
93 Chapter 3. Settings and Upgrade Changing the Boot Priority By default, the highest boot priority device is set to the CD-ROM/ DVD drive. As an example, the procedures to change the highest boot priority device to the hard disk drive are described below. The screen images in this document may diﬀ er from actual product. 1 Select the Boot menu in the BIOS Setup. 2 Press < Enter > on the Boot Device Priority item. 0WO.QEM# =1HH? 6QWEJ2CF/QWUG# ='PCDNGF? +PVGTPCN.$0# ='PCDNGF? 2:'#1241/# =1PN[#YKVJ#(35? 9KTGNGUU#.$0#&GXKEG +71#&GXKEG#%QPHKIWTCVKQP 8OCTV#)CVVGT[#%CNKDTCVKQP 3 ..
94 Chapter 3. Settings and Upgrade Upgrading Memory One or more memory modules are installed on the computer. There are 2 memory slots and users can replace the installed memory or add new memory. Replace or install new memory only after shutting the • computer down completely. Do not replace or install memory when the computer is in Sleep mode. Disconnect main power plug and remove the battery before continuing. To utilize the dual channel feature, using memory modules • with the same speciﬁcations (of the same capacity and from the same manufacturer) is recommended. The images used ..
95 Chapter 3. Settings and Upgrade Upgrading Memory 3 Push the memory module down so that it is completely ﬁxed. If the memory does not ﬁ t easily, push the memory module down while pulling the memory module latches outward. 4 Close the memory compartment cover and fasten the screw. Removing a memory module Pull the memory module latches outward. The memory module will pop up. Remove the memory module out at an angle of 30 degrees...
96 Chapter 3. Settings and Upgrade Upgrading Memory ► For 12.1 inch models 1 Remove the 2 keyboard (K) ﬁxing screws at the bottom of the system. 2 Push the keyboard catches. 3 Lift the keyboard front lightly, pull it forward slightly, and turn the keyboard upside down in front of the system. Avoid pulling the keyboard excessively at this time as the keyboard connector can become detached. 4 Unfasten the screws that hold the memory cover in place and remove the memory cover...
97 Chapter 3. Settings and Upgrade 5 Push the memory module catches outward. If the memory module pops up, pull the memory module outwards at a 30 degree angle. 6 Insert a new memory module into the memory slot by aligning the memory module pins and slot pins. 7 Push the memory module down to ﬁx it ﬁrmly. 8 Insert the keyboard from the top and press the 3 points down to ﬁx the keyboard. At this time, check if the keyboard catches pop up. 9 Fasten the 2 keyboard (K) ﬁxing screws at the bottom of the system. Upgrading Memory..
98 Chapter 3. Settings and Upgrade Battery Please refer to the following instructions when running the computer on battery power without connecting the AC power. A Lithium-Ion smart battery is supplied with this computer. Carefully read and follow the precautions printed on the • battery before using the battery. Before using your computer for the ﬁ rst time after • purchasing it, charge the battery completely. The images used for the illustration are of a representative • model, therefore the images may diﬀ er from the the actual product. Precautions Use only chargers speciﬁed ..
99 Chapter 3. Settings and Upgrade Battery Charging the Battery 1 Attach the battery and connect the AC adapter to the DC-in jack of the computer. The battery will then start charging. 2 When charging is complete, the Charge LED turns green. Status Charge LED Charging Red or Orange Charging complete Green or Blue AC adapter not connected Oﬀ Measuring the Remaining Battery Charge You can view the battery charge status by completing the following procedures. To use the shortcut key to view Press the + keys on the keyboard. The remaining battery charge (%) will displayed for a moment. You ca..
100 Chapter 3. Settings and Upgrade Battery Battery Usage Time Information A battery is an expendable supply, so when using it over a long time, the capacity/battery life is shortened. If the battery life is reduced to under half of its initial time, we recommend purchasing a new battery. When not using the battery for a long time, store the battery after charging it to 30-40% of its capacity. This extends the battery life time. Extending the Battery Usage Time Decreasing the LCD Brightness Press the + keys on the keyboard to decrease the LCD brightness to extend the battery usage time. Usi..
101 Chapter 3. Settings and Upgrade Battery 2 If the following screen appears, select one of the modes. Multimedia Samsung Optimized Samsung Optimized This mode is appropriate for normal conditions. It maximizes the system performance when the computer is running on AC power while maximizing the battery usage time when the computer is running on battery power. Multimedia This mode is appropriate for a multimedia environment that requires maximum system performance. Therefore, the battery usage time may be reduced in this mode. Multimedia mode is only supported in Windows Vista. Using the Ea..
102 Chapter 3. Settings and Upgrade Battery ► For Windows XP Click Start > All Programs > Samsung > Samsung Battery Manager > Samsung Battery Manager . Select Power Mode Power-saving Eﬀ ect Maximum Battery Mode This mode is appropriate for the environment that requires maximum battery lifetime. The system performance may be degraded in this mode. General Mode This mode is appropriate for the regular environment and it optimizes the performance of the system and battery. Maximum Performance Mode This mode is appropriate for the environment that requires maximum system perform..
103 Chapter 3. Settings and Upgrade Battery Extending the Battery Life (Optional) The Battery Life Extender is a battery power management program that enables extending the battery life. Users can change the settings depending on their requirements. The Battery Life Extender is optional and may not be • supplied depending on the model. The screen images and terms may diﬀ er from actual • product depending on the computer model. 1 Click Start > All Programs > Samsung > Battery Life Extender > Battery Life Extender . 2 When the following screen appears, select a mode and cli..
104 Chapter 3. Settings and Upgrade Battery Using the Battery Calibration Function When charging/discharging the battery repeatedly for a short time only, the battery usage time may be reduced by the diﬀ erence between the actual battery charge and the remaining charge display. In this case, the actual battery charge and the remaining charge display will be the same by discharging the battery completely using the Battery Calibration function, and then recharging it again. The screen images and terms may diﬀ er from actual product depending on the computer model and driver version. 1 Dis..
105 Chapter 3. Settings and Upgrade Using the Security Slot You can secure the computer by connecting a lock and cable to the Security Slot. To use this feature, you have to purchase the lock and cable additionally. To use the lock and cable, refer to the product manual. Tie the lock and cable to a ﬁxed object and install the other end of the cable to the security slot. ► For 15.6/14/13.3 inch models ► For 12.1 inch models..
Chapter 4. Backup / Restore Samsung Recovery Solution (Optional) 107..
107 Chapter 4. Backup / Restore Samsung Recovery Solution (Optional) Samsung Recovery Solution is a program that enables restoring or backing up the hard disk drive for when a problem occurs with the computer. If the computer fails to boot up, you can restore the computer by pressing the F4 key in the booting screen. Samsung Recovery Solution may not be provided or the • version may diﬀ er depending on the model. In addition, some functions may not be provided or may diﬀ er depending on the version. For more information on using Samsung Recovery Solution, please refer to the online he..
108 Chapter 4. Backup / Restore System Software Functions Samsung Recovery Solution provides system software so that you can reinstall or copy the device drivers and system software necessary for normal operations onto a separate storage device. Restore Function Not only can you use Samsung Recovery Solution when Windows is running, but also when you are unable to boot up into Windows. Let’s learn how to use Samsung Recovery Solution. Optional functions such as Initial State Image, Initial Status Backup, and Partitioning are only available in some models. If the image of the initial state..
109 Chapter 4. Backup / Restore Restoring the computer Restore is a function that enables restoring the computer to a saved point when the computer was purchased or a user-saved point. The Restore function provides the Basic Restore and Complete Restore options. 1 – When Windows is running: Click Samsung Recovery Solution . – When Windows does not start: Turn the computer on and press the F4 key when the boot screen (SAMSUNG logo) appears. After a moment, the computer boots up in Restoration mode and the Samsung Recovery Solution screen appears. For computers supporting the touch screen..
110 Chapter 4. Backup / Restore 3 Select either Basic Restore or Complete Restore from the Restore menu. To restore the computer to the initial state, click Computer Initial State and perform the restoration process according to the instructions that appear on the screen. Run Complete Restore if the computer does not work even after Basic Restore has been completed. In the Advanced menu, you can change the size of the hard drive partitions (e.g. C: and D:). Make sure to backup your data in advance, as all data will • be deleted after the partition size is changed. The • Advanced menu is..
111 Chapter 4. Backup / Restore Complete Backup/Restore A Complete Backup saves the complete image of the C drive onto another drive or DVD. A Complete Restore restores the image ﬁ le saved by the Complete Backup onto the C drive. Complete Backup If you perform the Complete Backup function onto a • DVD or removable storage device, you can restore your computer even when a problem occurs with the hard disk or when the restoration area is removed. To create a backup, a removable storage device with at • least 15 GB of free space is required. The Backup option items may not be supported ..
112 Chapter 4. Backup / Restore 4 When the system restarts in Restoration Mode, the Complete Backup operation begins. Continue with the backup by following the instructions. Samsung Recovery Solution supports the DVD+R, DVD-R, • DVD+RW and DVD-RW formats. If the LiveImaging option has been selected, the Complete • Backup operation begins without the computer being restarted. 5 Continue with the Complete Backup operation by following the instructions. 6 When the ‘Restart the System’ message appears after the backup is complete, click OK to restart the system. If the LiveImaging optio..
113 Chapter 4. Backup / Restore Complete Restore 1 – When backing up onto DVD Turn the computer on and insert the backup DVD into the DVD drive. If there are multiple backup DVDs, insert the ﬁ rst DVD. – When backing up to a removable storage device Connect the removable storage device. – When backing up to another drive Proceed to Step 2. 2 When the Samsung Recovery Solution start screen appears, click Restore and then click Complete Restore . 3 Select a Complete Backup restoration point in the restoration point selection screen and click the Next button. The system is restarted. 4..
114 Chapter 4. Backup / Restore Data Backup/Restore The Data Backup function enables you to backup speciﬁ c ﬁ les and folders to another drive, DVD or removable storage device. Data Restore enables you to restore data using the data saved by a Data Backup when data is lost. This guide describes the Backup and Restore procedures on the basis of backing up and restoring by using DVD. Data Backup 1 When the Samsung Recovery Solution start screen appears, click Backup and then click Data Backup . 2 In the data selection screen, select either Basic Selection or Select from all , select a fol..
115 Chapter 4. Backup / Restore Data Restore 1 – When backing up onto DVD Turn the computer on and insert the backup DVD into the DVD drive. – When backing up to a removable storage device Connect the removable storage device. – When backing up to another drive Proceed to Step 2. 2 When the initial menu screen appears, click Restore and then click Data Restore . 3 Select a backup item to be restored in the backup list and click the Next button. 4 Select a folder for the restoration and click the Next button. Data Restore begins. 5 When Data Restore is completed, check if the data has ..
116 Chapter 4. Backup / Restore System Software Function The System Software function is a function that enables you to reinstall device drivers and System Software Programs or back up those programs. The system software function is supported by Samsung Recovery Solution version 4 or later . Therefore, the function may not be supported depending on the version. The System Software Installation Function only works in Microsoft Windows. Installing System Software 1 When the initial menu screen appears, click System Software > System Software Installation . 2 When the Samsung System Softwar..
117 Chapter 4. Backup / Restore Samsung Recovery Solution (Optional) System Software Backup 1 When the initial menu screen appears, click System Software > System Software Backup . 2 Specify the Save Path. If your computer has a DVD-Writer, you can specify the DVD drive as the Save Path. Select Drive D. Select the DVD drive. If you have speciﬁed a hard disk drive or a removable disk as the Save Path, the SamsungSoftware folder is created on the corresponding drive (e.g. D:\) and the system software programs are saved to that folder. Take care to not delete the folder. 3 If you click th..
118 Chapter 4. Backup / Restore Recovery Solution Representation (Optional) What is a Recovery Area? Samsung computers have an additional partition to recover • computers or save backup ﬁles. (Only for models with the Samsung Recovery Solution.) This partition is called a Recovery Area and it includes a recovery image that comprises of the OS and application programs. You can either double-click the Samsung Recovery Solution icon • on the desktop or press F4 while booting the computer to enter the Recovery Area. Then you can back up the present computer state or recover the computer f..
Chapter 5. Appendix Important Safety Information 120 Replacement Parts and Accessories 122 Regulatory Compliance Statements 124 WEEE Symbol Information 138 Product Speciﬁcations 139 Glossary 141 Index 145..
120 Chapter 5. Appendix Safety Instructions Your system is designed and tested to meet the latest standards for safety of information technology equipment. However, to ensure safe use of this product, it is important that the safety instructions marked on the product and in the documentation are followed. Always follow these instructions to help guard against personal injury and damage to your system. Setting Up your System Read and follow all instructions marked on the product and in • the documentation before you operate your system. Retain all safety and operating instructions for futu..
121 Chapter 5. Appendix Care During Use Do not walk on the power cord or allow anything to rest on it. • Do not spill anything on the system. The best way to avoid • spills is to not eat or drink near your system. Some products have a replaceable CMOS battery on the • system board. There is a danger of explosion if the CMOS battery is replaced incorrectly. Replace the battery with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of batteries according to the manufacturers instructions. If the CMOS battery requires replacement insure that a qualiﬁed technician per..
122 Chapter 5. Appendix Replacement Parts and Accessories Use only replacement parts and accessories recommended by manufacturer. To reduce the risk of ﬁ re, use only No. 26 AWG or larger telecommunications line cord. Do not use this product in areas classiﬁed as hazardous. Such areas include patient care areas of medical and dental facilities, oxygen rich environments, or industrial areas. Battery Disposal Do not put rechargeable batteries or products powered by non-removable rechargeable batteries in the garbage. Contact the Samsung Helpline for information on how to dispose of batter..
123 Chapter 5. Appendix Replacement Parts and Accessories Connect and Disconnect the AC adapter The socket-outlet shall be installed near the equipment and shall be easily accessible. Do not unplug the power cord out by pulling the cable only. Power Cord Requirements The power cord set (wall plug, cable and AC adapter plug) you received with your computer meets the requirements for use in the country where you purchased your equipment. Power cord sets for use in other countries must meet the requirements of the country where you use the computer. For more information on power cord set requi..
124 Chapter 5. Appendix Regulatory Compliance Statements Wireless Guidance (If ﬁtted with 2.4G band or 5G band) Low power, Radio LAN type devices (radio frequency (RF) wireless communication devices), operating in the 2.4GHz/5GHz Band, may be present (embedded) in your notebook system. The following section is a general overview of considerations while operating a wireless device. Additional limitations, cautions, and concerns for speciﬁc countries are listed in the speciﬁc country sections (or country group sections). The wireless devices in your system are only qualiﬁed for use in..
125 Chapter 5. Appendix Regulatory Compliance Statements Every country has diﬀerent restrictions on the use of • wireless devices. Since your system is equipped with a wireless device, when traveling between countries with your system, check with the local Radio Approval authorities prior to any move or trip for any restrictions on the use of a wireless device in the destination country. If your system came equipped with an internal embedded • wireless device, do not operate the wireless device unless all covers and shields are in place and the system is fully assembled. Wireless devi..
126 Chapter 5. Appendix Use On Aircraft Caution Regulations of the FCC and FAA prohibit airborne operation of radio-frequency wireless devices because their signals could interfere with critical aircraft instruments. Other Wireless Devices Safety Notices for Other Devices in the Wireless Network: Refer to the documentation supplied with wireless Ethernet adapters or other devices in the wireless network. The Part 15 radio device operates on a non-interference basis with other devices operating at this frequency. Any changes or modiﬁcation to said product not expressly approved by Intel co..
127 Chapter 5. Appendix If necessary, the user should consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for additional suggestions. The user may ﬁnd the following booklet helpful: “Something About Interference.” This is available at FCC local regional oﬃces. Our company is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by unauthorized modiﬁcations of this equipment or the substitution or attachment of connecting cables and equipment other than those speciﬁed by our company. The correction will be the responsibility of the user. Use only shielded d..
128 Chapter 5. Appendix Wireless devices are not user serviceable. Do not modify them in any way. Modiﬁcation to a wireless device will void the authorization to use it. Contact manufacturer for service. FCC Statement for Wireless LAN use: While installing and operating this transmitter and antenna combination the radio frequency exposure limit of 1mW/cm2 may be exceeded at distances close to the antenna installed. Therefore, the user must maintain a minimum distance of 20cm from the antenna at all times. This device can not be colocated with another transmitter and transmitting antenna. ..
129 Chapter 5. Appendix The user must use the accessories and cables supplied by the manufacturer to get optimum performance from the product. No repairs may be done by the customer. This equipment cannot be used on public coin phone service provided by the telephone company. Connection to party line service is subject to state tariﬀs. The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 makes it unlawful for any person to use a computer or other electronic device, including fax machines, to send any message unless such message clearly contains in a margin at the top or bottom of each transmitte..
130 Chapter 5. Appendix When using IEEE 802.11a wireless LAN, this product is restricted to indoor use due to its operation in the 5.15- to 5.25-GHz frequency range. Industry Canada requires this product to be used indoors for the frequency range of 5.15 GHz to 5.25 GHz to reduce the potential for harmful interference to co-channel mobile satellite systems. High power radar is allocated as the primary user of the 5.25- to 5.35-GHz and 5.65 to 5.85-GHz bands. These radar stations can cause interference with and/or damage to this device. The maximum allowed antenna gain for use with this devi..
131 Chapter 5. Appendix Telecommunications per DOC notice (for products ﬁtted with an IC-compliant modem) The Industry Canada label identiﬁes certiﬁed equipment. This certiﬁcation means that the equipment meets certain telecommunications network protective, operation, and safety requirements. The Department does not guarantee the equipment will operate to the users’ satisfaction. Before installing this equipment, users should make sure that it is permissible to be connected to the facilities of the local telecommunications company. The equipment must also be installed using an acc..
132 Chapter 5. Appendix Brazil Este equipamento opera em caráter secundário, isto é, não tem direito a proteção contra interferência prejudicial, mesmo de estações do mesmo tipo, e não pode causar interferência a sistemas operando em caráter primário. European Union European Union CE Marking and Compliance Notices Products intended for sale within the European Union are marked with the Conformité Européene (CE) Marking, which indicates compliance with the applicable Directives and European standards and amendments identiﬁed below. This equipment also carries the Class 2 ide..
133 Chapter 5. Appendix European Radio Approval Information (for products ﬁtted with EU-approved radio devices) This Product is a Notebook computer; low power, Radio LAN type devices (radio frequency (RF) wireless communication devices), operating in the 2.4GHz/5GHz band, may be present (embedded) in your notebook system which is intended for home or oﬃ ce use. This section is only applicable if these devices are present. Refer to the system label to verify the presence of wireless devices. Wireless devices that may be in your system are only qualiﬁ ed for use in the European Union or..
134 Chapter 5. Appendix Ελληνική [Greek] ΜΕ ΤΗΝ ΠΑΡΟΥΣΑ Samsung ΔΗΛΩΝΕΙ ΟΤΙ Notebook PC ΣΥΜΜΟΡΦΩΝΕΤΑΙ ΠΡΟΣ ΤΙΣ ΟΥΣΙΩΔΕΙΣ ΑΠΑΙΤΗΣΕΙΣ ΚΑΙ ΤΙΣ ΛΟΙΠΕΣ ΣΧΕΤΙΚΕΣ ΔΙΑΤΑΞΕΙΣ ΤΗΣ ΟΔΗΓΙΑΣ 1999/5/ΕΚ. Français [French] Par la présente Samsung déclare que l’appareil Notebook PC est conforme aux exigences essentielles et aux autres dispositions pertinentes de la directive 1999/5/CE. Italiano [Italian] Con la presente Samsung dichiara che questo Notebook PC è conforme ai requisiti essenziali..
135 Chapter 5. Appendix Íslenska [Icelandic] Hér með lýsir Samsung yﬁ r því að Notebook PC er í samræmi við grunnkröfur og aðrar kröfur, sem gerðar eru í tilskipun 1999/5/EC. Norsk [Norwegian] Samsung erklærer herved at utstyret Notebook PC er i samsvar med de grunnleggende krav og øvrige relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF. Türkiye [Türkçe] Bu belge ile, Samsung bu Notebook PC’nin 1999/5/EC Yönetmeliğinin temel gerekliliklerine ve ilgili hükümlerine uygun olduğunu beyan eder. To view the EU Declaration of Conformity for this product (in English only), go to: ht..
136 Chapter 5. Appendix The European variant is intended for use throughout the European Economic Area. However, authorization for use is further restricted in particular countries or regions within countries, as follows: General European standards dictate maximum radiated transmit power of 100 mW eﬀective isotropic radiated power (EIRP) and the frequency range 2400 – 2483.5 MHz. The low band 5.15 - 5.35 GHz is for indoor use only. Belgium The product may be used outdoors, but for outdoor transmissions over a distance of 300m or more, a license from the BIPT is required. This restrictio..
137 Chapter 5. Appendix European Telecommunication Information (for products ﬁtted with EU-approved modems) Marking by the symbol indicates compliance of this equipment to the Radio and Telecom Terminal Equipment Directive 1999/5/ EC. Such marking is indicative that this equipment meets or exceeds the following technical standards: CTR 21 - Attachment requirements for pan-European approval for connection to the analogue Public Switched Telephone Networks (PSTNs) of TE (excluding TE supporting voice telephony services) in which network addressing, if provided, is by means of Dual Tone Mult..
138 Chapter 5. Appendix WEEE Symbol Information Correct Disposal of This Product (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment) (Applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate collection systems) This marking on the product, accessories or literature indicates that the product and its electronic accessories (e.g. charger, headset, USB cable) should not be disposed of with other household waste at the end of their working life. To prevent possible harm to the environment or human health from uncontrolled waste disposal, please separate these items from other types..
139 Chapter 5. Appendix The system speciﬁcations may diﬀer depending on the derived models. For detailed system speciﬁcations, refer to the product catalogue. CPU (Optional) Intel i3/i5/i7 (Core) / Pentium Dual Core Processor Main Memory Memory type: DDR3 SODIMM Main Chipset (Optional) Intel HM55 Intel HM65 Hard Disk Drive (Optional) 9.5mmH SATA HDD Graphics (Optional) Intel HD Graphics (Internal) NVIDIA Geforce 310M (External) NVIDIA Geforce GT330M (External) NVIDIA Geforce 310M + Intel HD Graphics (Optimus) NVIDIA Geforce GT 330M + Intel HD Graphics (Optimus) NVIDIA Geforce GT 540M ..
140 Chapter 5. Appendix Product Speciﬁcations Registered Trademarks Samsung is a registered trademark of Samsung Co., Ltd. Intel, Pentium/Celeron are registered trademarks of the Intel Corporation. Microsoft, MS-DOS, and Windows are registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation. All other product or company names mentioned herein are registered trademarks of their respective companies. ENERGY STAR® Partner As an ENERGY STAR® Partner, SAMSUNG has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR® guidelines for energy eﬃciency...
141 Chapter 5. Appendix Glossary The Glossary lists the terminologies used in this User Guide. For terminologies other than these, look in Windows Help. Backup A way to save the current data to restore it later if necessary. A backup is a way to restore computer data when the data or computer is damaged. Chargeable USB This program enables supplying power to a speciﬁc USB port when the system is in power saving mode, hibernation mode or oﬀ. Client This refers to a computer that uses a shared network resource provided by a server. DDR SDRAM (Double Data Rate Synchronous Dynamic Random Ac..
142 Chapter 5. Appendix DVD (Digital Versatile Disk) DVD was developed to replace CD (compact disk). Although the shape and size of the disc are the same as that of a CD, the capacity of a DVD is at least 4.7GB while the capacity of a CD is 600MB. DVD video is digital unlike VHS (analog) video and supports MPEG2 compression and digital audio. To play a DVD, a DVD drive is required. Firewall A security system used to protect an internal network or intranet from external networks through an authentication procedure. HDMI This is a digital video / audio interface speciﬁcation that transmits ..
143 Chapter 5. Appendix MMC (MultiMedia Card) card This is an external-type ﬂash memory used for mobile devices such as mobile phones or digital cameras. Network A group of computers and devices, such as printers and scanners, connected by a communications link. A network can be either small or large and can be connected permanently through cables or temporarily through telephone lines or wireless links. The biggest network is the Internet, a worldwide network. Network Administrator A user who plans, conﬁgures and manages network operations. Sometimes, a network administrator is called ..
144 Chapter 5. Appendix SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) card This is the extension of the SD card that supports over 2GB bytes. Server In general, a server refers to a computer that provides shared resources for network users. Share This refers to setting a resource of a computer such as a folder or printer so that other users can also use it. Shared Folder A folder that can be used by other users on the network. Sleep Mode A power mode that enables computers to save power consumption when they are not being used. When a computer is in Sleep Mode, the data on the computer memory is not ..
145 Chapter 5. Appendix Index HN2xx_Q HN3xx_Q HN4xx_Q HN5xx_Q A AP 75 B Battery 98 BIOS Setup 87 Booting Priority 93 C CD Drive 54 Charge 99 Click 42 D Double-Click 42 Drag 43 Dual View 59 L LCD Brightness 85 M Memory 94 Monitor Connection / Output 58 Multi Card Slot 55 O Overview 23 P Password 90 Product Speciﬁcations 139 R Recorder 67 S Safety Precautions 8 Samsung Recovery Solution 107 Scroll 44 Security Slot 105 Shortcut Key 37 Status Indicators 26 Supervisor Password 90 T Touchpad 41 U User Password 91 V Volume Control 67 W Wired Network 71 Wireless Network 75..