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Notes on This Manual - Page 1

Notes on This Manual Keep these instructions with your computer at all times. The proper set up, use and care can help extend the life of your computer. In the event that you transfer ownership of this computer, please provide these instructions to the new owner. This manual is divided into sections to help you find the information you require. Along with the Table of Contents , an Index has been provided to help you locate information. In addition, many application programs include extensive help functions. As a general rule, you can access help functions by pressing F1 on the keyboard. Th..

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ii Quality We have selected the components in this computer for their high level of functionality, ease of use, safety and reliability. Through balanced hardware and software design we are able to provide you with an innovative personal computer useful for applications relating to both work and leisure. We are pleased to welcome you as our newest customer. Copying this manual This document contains legally protected information. All rights reserved. Copying in mechanical, electronic and any other form without the written approval of the manufacturer is prohibited. Copyright © 2007 MEDION ..

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iii Table of Contents: Safety and Maintenance ........................................................................................ 1 Safety Instructions ............................................................................................. 3 Data Security ................................................................................................ 4 Set-Up Location ............................................................................................ 4 Ambient Temperature ................................................................................... 5 Working in Com..

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iv Display ............................................................................................................ 34 Opening and Closing the Display ................................................................ 34 Screen Resolution ....................................................................................... 35 Connecting an External Monitor .................................................................. 36 Duplicating the Desktop ......................................................................... 37 Extending the Desktop ...........................................

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v The BIOS Set-up-Program .......................................................................... 63 Running the BIOS Set-up ...................................................................... 63 First Aid ................................................................................................................. 65 FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions ................................................................ 67 Data and System Security ............................................................................... 68 Data Security .............................................

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Safety and Maintenance - Page 7

Safety Handling Components Aid Appendix Chapter 1 Safety and Maintenance Subject Page Safety Instructions .............................................................. 3 Data Security ....................................................................... 4 Set-up Location .................................................................... 4 Ambient Temperature ........................................................ 5 Working in Comfort ............................................................. 6 Connecting ........................................................................... 7 ..

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Safety Instructions - Page 9

Safety Instructions 3 Safety Handling Components Aid Appendix Safety Instructions Please follow the instructions in this section for the safe operation of your notebook: • Do not allow small children to play unattended with electrical equipment. Children are incapable of judging potential risks properly. • Keep the packing materials, such as foil away from children. The danger of suffocation could arise in the case of misuse. • Do not open the case of the notebook, the battery or the power adaptor. When the case is open there is a danger of severe electric shock. • CD-ROM-/CDRW-/DVD..

Switch off your Notebook immediately - Page 10

Safety and Maintenance 4 Switch off your Notebook immediately or do not switch it on at all and contact customer service … • … if the power cord or the connectors attached to it are burnt or damaged. Replace the defective power cord with an original power cord. Under no circumstances may a defective power cord be repaired. • ... if the housing of the Notebook is damaged or fluids have leaked into it. Have the Notebook checked by customer service first, because the Notebook may not be safely operated otherwise and there may be a life-threatening risk of electrocution! Data Security A..

Safety Instructions - Page 11

Safety Instructions 5 Safety Handling Components Aid Appendix Ambient Temperature • The notebook is most reliably operated at an ambient temperature between +41° (5° C) and +104° F (40° C) and at a relative humidity between 20% and 70% (without condensation). • When powered off, the notebook can be stored at temperatures between 32° and 140° F (0° and 60° C). • Unplug the cable during thunderstorms and make especially sure to remove the antenna cables, if present. We recommend the use of a surge protector for additional safety, in order to protect your notebook from being dama..

Safety and Maintenance - Page 12

Safety and Maintenance 6 Working in Comfort Sitting in one position for long periods can be uncomfortable. To minimize the potential for physical discomfort or injury, it’s important that you maintain proper posture. • Back – While sitting at your work surface, make sure your back is supported by the chair’s backrest in erect position or angled slightly backwards. • Arms – Your arms should be relaxed and loose, elbows close to your sides, with forearms and hands approximately parallel to the floor. • Wrists – Your wrists should be as straight as possible while using the keyb..

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Safety Instructions 7 Safety Handling Components Aid Appendix Connecting Pay attention to the following information, in order to connect your notebook correctly: Power supply • Do not open the power adapter housing. When the housing is open there is a danger of severe electric shock. It contains no user-serviceable parts. • The electric outlet must be in the vicinity of the notebook and within reach of the power adapter cables. • To disconnect your notebook from the power source, or set the notebook to battery operation, remove the power cord from the notebook’s power socket. • On..

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Safety and Maintenance 8 Cabling • Arrange cables so no one can walk on or trip over them. • Do not place objects on any of the cables. • To avoid damage to your Notebook, connect your peripherals (e.g., keyboard, mouse and monitor) whilst your notebook is powered off. Some devices can be connected whilst your notebook is in use. These devices usually have a USB connector. Please follow the appropriate instructions for each device. • Keep the notebook at least one meter (approximately three feet) away from high frequency and magnetic interference sources (e.g., televisions, loudspea..

Safety Instructions - Page 15

Safety Instructions 9 Safety Handling Components Aid Appendix Information about the regulatory compliance according to R&TTE The following remote equipment has been supplied with this notebook: • Wireless LAN In France this device may only be operated indoors due to the power of the built-in wireless LAN solution (>100mW). In all other EU-countries there are no restrictions at this moment. When deploying this device in another country you are required to inform yourself about the applicable legal regulations of the corresponding country. The company declares herewith that these dev..

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Safety and Maintenance 10 Battery Operation To extend the life and power of your battery and guarantee secure operation, the instructions below should be followed: • Never expose the battery to direct sunlight or heat for long periods. • Do not dispose of the battery by fire. • Disregarding these instructions will lead to damage and under some circumstances may even cause the battery to explode. • Do not open the battery housing; it contains no user-serviceable parts. • Keep the battery away from electrically conductive materials, chemical substances and cleaning agents. • Only ..

Views & Handling - Page 17

Safety Handling Components Aid Appendix Chapter 2 Views & Handling Subject Page Included with your notebook ............................................... 13 Open notebook ..................................................................... 14 Left side ................................................................................ 15 Right side .............................................................................. 15 Rear side ............................................................................... 16 Power and status indicators .........................................

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Included with Your Notebook 13 Safety Handling Components Aid Appendix Included with Your Notebook Please check that the contents are complete and notify us within 14 days of purchase if any of the following components are missing: • Notebook • Battery • Power adapter with connection cable (Model: FSP065-AAC) • Application-/Support-Disc • OEM version of operating system • Documentation

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Views & Handling - Page 20

Views & Handling 14 Views Open Notebook (similar picture) 1 - Display Catch ........................................................................... ( Ö p. 34) 2 - Webcam (optional) ................................................................... ( Ö p. 53) 3 - TFT display .............................................................................. ( Ö p. 34) 4 - Device indicators ..................................................................... ( Ö p. 17) 5 - Quick launch buttons .............................................................. ( Ö p. 18) 6 - Power ON/OFF..

Left Side - Page 21

Views 15 Safety Handling Components Aid Appendix Left Side (similar picture) 10 - Power socket ........................................................................ ( Ö p. 28) 11 - USB port ................................................................................. ( Ö p. 55) 12 - Audio Out / Headphones ........................................................... ( Ö p. 47) 13 - Microphone ............................................................................ ( Ö p. 47) 14 - Express Card ......................................................................... ( Ö p. 52) ..

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Views & Handling 16 Rear Side (similar picture) 11 - USB port ................................................................................. ( Ö p. 55) 16 - Kensington ® lock ..................................................................... ( Ö p. 56) 17 - Modem port (RJ-11) (optional) ................................................ ( Ö p. 48) 18 - LAN port (RJ-45) .................................................................... ( Ö p. 49) 19 - External monitor port VGA ...................................................... ( Ö p. 36) 16 11 17 18 19

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Device Indicators - Page 23

Views 17 Safety Handling Components Aid Appendix Device Indicators LED's indicate the power and operating system states of the Notebook. The meaning of each LED is: Power Indicator Below you will see the different meanings of the LED in various situation: Blinking green The notebook is in Sleep mode. Lights green The notebook is turned on. Battery Charge Indicator Below you will see the different meanings of the LED in various situation: The battery is fully charged. The battery is being charged. Lights green Lights amber Blinking amber Almost completely discharged. Access indicator This LE..

Views & Handling - Page 24

Views & Handling 18 Quick launch buttons Internet Launches the internet browser. E-Mail Launches the E-Mail program. Button that can be adjusted by the user to enable the preferred program to start quickly.

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Allocation of the special keys - Page 25

Views 19 Safety Handling Components Aid Appendix Allocation of the special keys You can allocate programs to the special buttons by means of the ‘ Launch Manager’ . You start the program like this: 1. Click on Start Ö ± All Programs Ö Launch Manager 2. You can determine which program will be started by the respective button by means of the ‘ Insert ’ or ‘ Delete ’ control buttons. 3. Click on ‘ OK ’ to accept the setting, after you have selected the relevant program.

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Views & Handling - Page 26

Views & Handling 20 Getting Started Before you get started using your notebook, first take a few moments to read the important section on Safety . This notebook comes with software fully pre-installed . You do not have to install any of the discs supplied. How to start: Step 1 • Insert the battery before bringing the notebook into operation by sliding the battery pack into the compartment. • Connect the supplied power adapter to the notebook at the notebook power socket ( 10 ).

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Getting Started - Page 27

Getting Started 21 Safety Handling Components Aid Appendix • Open the display by pushing the lock ( 1 ) to the right with your thumb and then opening the display to the required position with your thumb and index fingers. • Switch the notebook on by operating the On/Off Switch ( 6 ). The notebook starts and now goes through a number of phases. Note Make sure there is no bootable disc (e.g., the Recovery disc) in the optical drive. Such discs will prevent the operating system from loading off the hard drive. The operating system is loaded from the hard disk. During the initial set-up, th..

Views & Handling - Page 28

Views & Handling 22 Step 2 Follow the instructions on the screen. Dialogue boxes will explain any steps that need to be taken. The greeting procedure will guide you through a series of dialogue boxes. The information in each dialogue box will explain the steps that need to be taken. Should you have any questions just click on . • License Agreement The greeting procedure also displays the license agreement. Please read this carefully. It contains important legal information on the use of your software. In order to see the full text, use the mouse and the scroll bar on the right side of..

Short description of the Windows - Page 29

Getting Started 23 Safety Handling Components Aid Appendix Short description of the Windows ® Desktop After the login procedure the Windows ® Vista ® desktop appears on your screen. (Your desktop might not look exactly like the one shown here.) 1. Start Button Clicking the Start button brings up a menu where you can access help, software programs, files, and settings. 2. All Programs All of the software programs installed on your notebook are ordinarily listed here. Click All Programs to reveal an extensive menu. 3. Program Bar The most commonly used software programs are listed here. 4...

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Views & Handling 24 6. Desktop Icons Desktop icons link to their respective programs. To start a program, double-click its desktop icon. 7. Logged in User This tells you which user is logged in to your notebook. 8. Control Panel You can use the icons in Control Panel to change the appearance and functionality of Windows ® Vista ® . These icons represent options for configuring your notebook. 9. Windows ® Vista ® Help Here you can find information on using your notebook, networking, backup, and many other tasks.

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Safety Handling Components Aid Appendix Chapter 3 Main Components Subject Page Power Supply ....................................................................... 27 Display ................................................................................. 34 Data entry ............................................................................ 38 Hard Drive ............................................................................. 40 Optical Drive ......................................................................... 42 Sound Card ......................................................

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On/Off Button - Page 33

Power Supply 27 Safety Handling Components Aid Appendix Power Supply On/Off Button Power on or off your notebook by pressing the on/off button ( 7 ) briefly. The operational indicator will inform you about the operational status of the notebook. The notebook will always be switched off, if the main switch is pressed for more than 4 seconds. Warning! Do not switch off your notebook while the hard disk or the optical drive is running and the corresponding media activity LEDs are lit. Otherwise data may be lost. To protect the hard disk you should always wait for 20 seconds after powering down..

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Main Components 28 Power Adapter Your notebook is supplied with a universal AC power adapter, which automatically adjusts to the available power source. The following levels are supported: AC 100-240V~/ 50-60 Hz. Please follow the power supply safety instructions found on page 5. The power adapter is connected via a power cord to an AC outlet. The DC power lead from the power adapter is connected to the left side of the notebook ( 10 ). The adapter provides the notebook with power and also charges the battery. The power supply indicators of the notebook provide details on the operating stat..

Inserting the Battery - Page 35

Power Supply 29 Safety Handling Components Aid Appendix Battery Operation Note Please charge and discharge the new battery completely two to three times in succession, so that it will achieve its full performance! Batteries store electrical energy in their cells and then deliver it when needed. The useful life and performance of your battery depend on careful handling. The battery should be completely discharged before a charging process and completely charged again, in order to optimize its useful life and its performance. You must also pay attention to the Safety Notes from page 8. Insert..

Removing the Battery - Page 36

Main Components 30 Removing the Battery Press the two battery release levers inward and lift it up to remove the battery pack off the computer. Warning! Do not remove the battery while the notebook is running on battery power. You increase the possibility of losing data. Warning! Pay attention that the contacts to the battery and the notebook are not dirty or damaged when storing the battery and using the notebook. This could lead to malfunctions.

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Charging the Battery - Page 37

Power Supply 31 Safety Handling Components Aid Appendix Charging the Battery The battery is charged via the power adapter. If the power adapter is connected, it charges the battery automatically, whether the notebook is turned on or not. When the notebook is switched off, full charging takes a few hours. If the notebook is switched on, the charging process takes a significantly longer time. Note The charging process will be interrupted if the temperature or the voltage of the battery is too high. Discharging the battery Operate the notebook by means of the battery until it switches off inde..

Checking the Battery Level - Page 38

Main Components 32 Battery Performance The particular operating duration will vary according to the setting of the energy saving functions. You can adjust these to your requirements under Energy Options in System Control . Apart from this, your notebook will require a higher power demand when carrying out certain tasks, such as playing back a DVD. Checking the Battery Level In order to check the current level of the battery, move the cursor over the power symbol in the taskbar. The symbol of a battery is displayed during battery operation. You will receive additional information about setti..

Power Management - Page 39

Power Supply 33 Safety Handling Components Aid Appendix Power Management Your notebook offers automatic and modifiable power saving functions that you can use to maximize battery life and reduce overall operating costs. The power saving modes are known as sleep mode and hibernate mode. Sleep Mode ( Ö ) When in sleep mode, the contents of the RAM of your notebook are preserved while practically all other components of your notebook are shut down, reducing your power consumption to a minimum. By pressing any key on the keypad, you can bring your notebook back to the fully operational state. ..

Opening and Closing the Display - Page 40

Main Components 34 Display Unlike a normal monitor, the TFT display does not produce either radiation or flicker. Opening and Closing the Display Display catches ( 1 ) keep the display closed when the notebook is not in use. Warning! Do not try to forcibly open the display. The opening and closing of the display can be assigned various functions via the Power management feature.

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Screen Resolution - Page 41

Display 35 Safety Handling Components Aid Appendix Screen Resolution The integral screen has a native resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. If you change to a presentation with different characteristics in the Windows “ Personalization ” Help Program, the display will not appear on the whole area of the screen, among other effects. Using a higher resolution can lead to distortion of the display, especially with text. Using a lower resolution may cause the display to use only a portion of the screen area. You will adjust the presentation to the mode supported with the Windows “ Personalizat..

Connecting an External Monitor - Page 42

Main Components 36 Connecting an External Monitor The notebook has a VGA port ( 19 ) for connecting an external monitor. 1. Shut down your notebook. 2. Connect the video signal cable of the external monitor to the VGA port of the notebook ( 19 ). 3. Connect the external monitor to the electrical socket and power it up. 4. Start your notebook. 5. Press the key combination Fn + F5 . The external screen will be determined after the operating system has been loaded. The following Window will appear and various possible presentations will be offered to you:

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Duplicating the Desktop - Page 43

Display 37 Safety Handling Components Aid Appendix Duplicating the Desktop This mode duplicates the display of the Notebook on the external monitor. You will switch between the following combinations with the help of the Fn + F5 key combination: • Only Notebook (1 x Fn + F5) • Only external monitor (2 x Fn + F5) • Notebook + external monitor (3 x Fn + F5) Note The external monitor should support the same screen resolution as your notebook ( 1280x800 ), because it is possible to carry out the Cloning Mode otherwise. You will have to adjust the resolution of the notebook to the external..

Notebook-Specific Key Combinations - Page 44

Main Components 38 Data Entry The Keyboard By dual assignment of certain keys you have the same range of functions available to you as with a normal Windows keyboard. Some functions are input using the Fn key, which is normal on notebook computers. Notebook-Specific Key Combinations Combination Description Activates or deactivates the Wireless LAN function. Decreases the volume. Increases the volume. Toggles the display screen between internal monitor, external monitor and simultaneous display. Reduces screen brightness. Enhances screen brightness. Switches the loudspeakers on / off. Switch..

Data Entry - Page 45

Data Entry 39 Safety Handling Components Aid Appendix Touch Pad The touchpad is positioned in front of the keyboard. The mouse pointer (cursor) follows the direction pre-determined on the touchpad by the movement of your finger in the normal mode. Caution! Do not use a ball-point pen or other object on the touch pad, as this could damage or cause a malfunction of your touch pad. Below the touch pad are the left and right mouse buttons which can be used as on a normal mouse. You can also perform a direct click or double click using the touch pad by tapping the surface briefly once or twice. ..

Main Components - Page 46

Main Components 40 The Hard drive The hard drive is the main storage medium combining large storage capacity and rapid data access. The Windows operating system cannot use the full capacity of the hard drive, which means that there will be a difference between the capacity that the BIOS displays and what the operating system displays. The hard drive contains the operating system of the computer, other application programs and backup files. These programs and files are pre-installed on your notebook, so you may note that some of the space on your hard drive is already taken. Whenever the com..

Important Directories - Page 47

The Hard drive 41 Safety Handling Components Aid Appendix Important Directories The most important directories preinstalled on your notebook are shown below. These directories may vary from what is shown here. Warning! Do not delete or modify these directories or their contents since data could be lost or the functionality of the system could be at risk. Also pay attention to this: You will no longer be able to carry out the recreation of the supply status by means of the Support Disc ( Ö p. 72), if you have converted the Recovery Partition into a NTFS file system. C:\ This is the main har..

The Optical Drive - Page 48

Main Components 42 The Optical Drive Loading a Disc Unlike optical drives of desktop PCs optical drives of notebooks retain discs with the help of a locking mechanism. When inserting the disc you should take care to push the disc right onto the locking mechanism so that it can lock in position. Note Do not place protective foils or other stickers on your discs. To avoid damage to your drive, do not use deformed of damaged discs. Warning! Do not use scratched or dirty discs, discs with pieces broken off or discs of poor quality. Because of the high speeds in the drive the discs might break a..

The Optical Drive - Page 49

The Optical Drive 43 Safety Handling Components Aid Appendix 1. Press the eject button at the optical drive to open the tray. 2. Pull the tray out completely with care. 3. Remove the disc from its case, without touching the unprinted side if possible. 4. Place the disc on the tray so that it lays flat with the label facing upward and gently push the tray in to close it. The disc will now lie flat on the tray and will engage onto the disc holder audibly. 5. Test that the disc is able to turn freely and then push the tray back into the optical drive carefully. The ‘E’ drive letter will ha..

Playing Back and Retrieving Data from Discs - Page 50

Main Components 44 Emergency Ejection of a Blocked Disc If the tray fails to open automatically, then the tray can be opened manually provided there is an opening for emergency ejection. Restart your notebook and if the tray is still locked proceed as follows: 1. Shut down Windows and switch off your notebook. 2. Insert a long thin object (like a straightened paper clip) into the emergency ejection opening until you feel resistance. 3. Press lightly and the tray will open. 4. Remove the disc and restart the notebook. Playing Back and Retrieving Data from Discs Your notebook is able to playb..

Regional Playback Information for DVD - Page 51

The Optical Drive 45 Safety Handling Components Aid Appendix Regional Playback Information for DVD The playback of DVD movies includes the decoding of MPEG2 videos, digital AC3 audio data and the deciphering of CSS protected contents. CSS (sometimes called copy guard) is the name of a data protection program incorporated by the movie industry as an action against illegal copies. Among the numerous regulations for CSS licensees the most important ones are the country specific playback restrictions. In order to facilitate the geographically restricted release of movies, DVD titles are release..

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Main Components 46 The Sound Card Your notebook has an integrated stereo sound card (on-board) with 16-bit and 3D spatial sound effects (3D). The sound card is compatible with the industry standard Sound Blaster and Microsoft Sound System Version 2.0. This guarantees optimal support for all popular programs and games. If you wish to alter the base volume, click on the loudspeaker symbol in the task bar. Click on Mixer , in order to open the volume mixer. By using the keys Fn + F3 and Fn + F4 you have the possibility to regulate the volume.

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External Audio Ports - Page 53

The Sound Card 47 Safety Handling Components Aid Appendix External Audio Ports Your notebook has a loudspeaker, so you can always playback sounds without additional equipment. The use of the external connections gives you a good opportunity to connect your notebook to external devices. Caution! The use of earphones with a high volume can lead to lasting damage to your hearing. Set the volume to the lowest level before reproducing any sound. Start the sound reproduction and increase the volume to the level that is comfortable for you. It can cause damage to the hearing ability of the listene..

Modem (optional) - Page 54

Main Components 48 Modem (optional) The built-in modem is able to receive data according to the ITU standard for V.90 transmissions with up 56 Kbit/s. Since the power output of modems is restricted due to the regulations of some telecommunication providers, the possible maximum download speed can be restricted. The actual speed may be dependent on the online conditions and other factors. Data sent from the user to the server are transmitted with 31.2 Kbit/s. Prerequisite for this high speed reception is an analogue telephone line compatible with the V.90 standard and a corresponding compati..

What is a network? - Page 55

The Network 49 Safety Handling Components Aid Appendix The Network What is a network? A network means connecting your notebook to one or several other computers. Users can transfer data between computers and share resources such as printers, modems and hard disk drives. Here are some practical examples: • You can exchange E-mail and manage appointments in an office. • Users can share a printer in a network and save their data on a central server. • Users can share one modem among computers for Internet access. • Two or more computers can be connected to play network games or share d..

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Main Components 50 Wireless LAN Wireless LAN is an optional feature. This function allows you to create a wireless network link with an access point or directly with another wireless-enabled PC. Using the key combination Fn+F1 you can enable or disable the wireless LAN function. A corresponding LED will light. Warning! Make sure the Wireless LAN option is switched OFF in any environment where it might interfere with critical and sensitive devices, e.g., on aircraft, in hospitals and other medical centres, etc. Conditions An access point is a wireless transmitter that communicates with your ..

Troubleshooting within the Network - Page 57

The Network 51 Safety Handling Components Aid Appendix Troubleshooting within the Network Why does an error message appear when I click on the network environment? The computer name must be unique on the network and may not be the same as the task group . It appears that the network boards are unable to communicate. What might be the problem? Maybe one of the used network boards works with a different speed (e. g. 10 instead 100 Mbit/s) and your network computer is unable to recognize this. If necessary, set the network driver to the compatible speed. If two PCs should be linked you require..

Installing Express Card - Page 58

Main Components 52 Express Card Your notebook supports the Express standard. Both Express/34 and Express/54 cards (the naming refers to the sizes of the cards) are available on the market. Your notebook supports both card formats. Installing Express Card Note Please always read the instructions that come with your Express card before installation. Remove the dummy card from the slot before installation. Replace the card to protect contacts against dirt if the Slot is not used. Removing Express Card Please take note of the following before removing the Express card: • Terminate the program..

(Fig.: Messenger Window: Immediate message) - Page 59

Webcam (optional) 53 Safety Handling Components Aid Appendix Webcam (optional) The webcam incorporated enables the use of various services, such as Windows Messenger. Proceed as follows to test the webcam: 1. Click on the icon on the Desktop. 2. A Window will open and the live image on the webcam will be displayed. Example of the use of Windows Messenger 1. Start Windows Messenger and set up a user account, if this has not yet been done. This service is free of charge. Only the costs of the internet connection will be due. 2. Select your contact from your list and click on the camera symbol..

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Main Components 54 3. An Assistant will help you to carry out the optimum settings for your loudspeakers, microphone * and webcam. Follow the instructions on the screen. 4. Click on Complete , in order to transfer your image with the webcam. 5. Click on the Camera symbol under the display image of your contact, to receive the respective live image, if your contact also has a connected webcam. * optional

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Universal Serial Bus (USB) Port - Page 61

Universal Serial Bus (USB) Port 55 Safety Handling Components Aid Appendix Universal Serial Bus (USB) Port USB ports provide an easy way to connect many peripheral devices to your Notebook ( 11 ). You can use any USB device with any USB port. Your notebook will have 4 USB 2.0 connection sockets (USB 1.1 compatible). Some USB devices require that you reinstall software drivers when you connect the device to a different USB port than the one originally used. This can be avoided by always using the device with the same USB port. Devices connected directly to the USB bus should not draw more th..

Securing the Notebook - Page 62

Main Components 56 Securing the Notebook Your new Notebook will make software and hardware solutions to unauthorized access available to you. Startup Password You can protect your notebook against unauthorized use with a switching on password. Then, an invitation to enter the password will appear on the screen when the notebook is switched on. The password will be set up in BIOS . Warning! Keep your password in a safe place. You will not have any possibility of deleting your password if you forget it. Contact your Customer Service in that case. You can also use the security options of Windo..

Getting to Know Windows Vista - Page 63

Software 57 Safety Handling Components Aid Appendix Software There are many kinds of help and information for using your Notebook. This section tells you where to get help with the Microsoft ® Windows ® Vista ® operating system, software programs, and your notebook. Getting to Know Windows Vista ® Windows Vista ® offers different options to understand its operation. We will mention only a few of those options here: Windows Vista ® – Quickstartguide This Handbook will give you a brief overview of the operation of your operating system. The following themes are dealt with in it: • I..

Main Components - Page 64

Main Components 58 Windows Vista ® – Welcome Center You will see the Welcome Center at the first display of the Windows Vista ® Desktop. This contains useful links that will make it easier for you to start using Windows. It is the aim of this feature to enable both beginners and experienced users to make additional setting for the optimal use of Windows Vista ® after first bringing the Notebook into operation. The Welcome Center has been subdivided into many small groups of subjects, so that the user will have the possibility of adjusting the content optimally to his or her knowledge. ..

Windows Vista - Page 65

Software 59 Safety Handling Components Aid Appendix • What’s new in Windows Vista ® (Learn how Windows Vista ® is different in comparison to older versions) • The use of the email program • …and much more! Use the Welcome Center to understand your Notebook better and in order to be able to use it optimally. It will also serve you as an additional source of information for recognizing and removing potential problems. You will call up the Welcome Center as follows, if you closed it after the start: 1. Click on Start 2. Select Welcome Center in the Program List. Windows Vista ® ..

Software Installation - Page 66

Main Components 60 Software Installation Note If your operating system is configured that the installation procedure accepts only signed drivers (default) and software an information screen will appear. The software included in delivery is already pre-installed in the factory. It happens that during installation procedure important files can be changed or even cancelled. To avoid eventual problems in using older files after installation, make sure to safeguard your hard disk. Please follow the instruction of the software vendor. We will describe a typical installation. Once you insert a dis..

Uninstall Software - Page 67

Software 61 Safety Handling Components Aid Appendix Uninstall Software In order to remove installed software from your Notebook, follow the next steps: 1. Click on Start . 2. Click on Control Panel . 3. Then select the Programs option. 4. Select the respective program, start the de-installation and follow the instructions on the screen.

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Product activation on your Notebook - Page 68

Main Components 62 Windows Activation Microsoft is committed to the protection of intellectual property rights and the reduction of software piracy. Therefore Windows Vista ® contains software-based product activation technology. Your copy of Windows Vista ® has already been activated for your Notebook . Product activation is needed if some components of your Notebook have been replaced or you use a non-authorized BIOS. If necessary you can activate Windows Vista ® as often as requested. You will probably need to activate Windows Vista ® by telephone even if Internet Activation is avail..

The BIOS Set-up-Program - Page 69

Software 63 Safety Handling Components Aid Appendix The BIOS Set-up-Program In BIOS setup (Basic Configuration) there are a number of configurable parameter settings available for your notebook. For example, you can change the operating mode of the interfaces, security features or power management. Warning! The notebook is factory pre-set to guarantee optimum operation. Only modify the parameters if necessary and if you are familiar with the configuration options. Running the BIOS Set-up You can only run the BIOS configuration program at system start-up. If the notebook has already started,..

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Chapter 4 - Page 71

Safety Handling Components Aid Appendix Chapter 4 First Aid Subject Page FAQ ....................................................................................... 67 Data and System Security ..................................................... 68 System Recovery .................................................................. 71 Troubleshooting .................................................................... 73 Maintenance ......................................................................... 76

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FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions - Page 73

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions 67 Safety Handling Components Aid Appendix FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions Do I still have to install the enclosed discs? No. Basically all programs are already preinstalled. The discs are only intended as backup copies. What is the Windows activation? Your operating instructions include a chapter about this subject. When do I have to activate Windows? Your software has been preactivated in the factory. An activation will only be required, if ... ... several components are replaced by others. ... your installed a new motherboard. ... a different BIOS ve..

Data and System Security - Page 74

First Aid 68 Data and System Security The programs described below are part of your Windows operating system. You will find additional information on these programs in the Windows Help file. Data Security Back up data regularly on external media such as a CD-R or CD-RW. Windows offers Backup Status and Configuration . This program is found in Accessories Ö System Tools within the Start menu. You should make a backup disk with all your passwords and the operating system’s original configuration. Maintenance Programs You can avoid some hardware and software errors with disk maintenance pro..

Data and System Security - Page 75

Data and System Security 69 Safety Handling Components Aid Appendix Windows ® Update Windows Update is the online updating of Windows. Use Windows Update to download elements such as security updates, important updates, the newest help files, drivers and Internet products from the Internet. The website is regularly augmented by new content, so that you can download the newest updates and error corrections at any time, to protect the notebook and guarantee its functioning. Windows Update will search through the notebook and provide a list of individual updates specially for the configuratio..

Windows Update Information for Data Security - Page 76

First Aid 70 Windows Update Information for Data Security Windows Update needs certain information about the respective notebook, so that a suitable list with updates can be provided for you. This information will include the following: • Version number of the operating system • Version number of Internet Explorer • Version numbers of additional software programs • Plug & Play identification key of the hardware devices Windows Update will stand up for the protection of your private data and will not record your name, address, email address or other forms of personal data. The in..

System Restore - Page 77

System Restore 71 Safety Handling Components Aid Appendix System Restore Windows Vista ® provides a useful function ( System Restore ) enabling the storage of the so-called Recovery points . The system remembers the current configuration as a snapshot and returns to this, if necessary. The advantage is that an unsuccessful installation can be cancelled. Recovery points are created automatically by the system, but they can also be set manually. You can determine and configure yourself the maximum memory taken up by this. You find this program in the program file under Accessories Ö System ..

System Restore powered by Symantec - Page 78

First Aid 72 System Restore powered by Symantec If your system is not functioning properly and Windows Vista ® System Restore did not solve the problem, then you should use the Application Support Disc to restore your system. Limits of the Recovery • Changes made to the original configuration (RAS, Desktop or Internet settings) and installed Software will be ignored by this Recovery and will not be reloaded. • Driver Updates or hardware installed by you will be ignored by this Recovery. Warning! All data on drive C will be erased. If necessary, backup all required data on drive D. (You..

Check Cables and Connections - Page 79

Troubleshooting 73 Safety Handling Components Aid Appendix Troubleshooting Localize the Cause Errors can have simple causes, but sometimes they are caused by faulty equipment. We would like to give you some tips to help solve common problems. Should these instructions not lead to success, please feel free to contact us. Check Cables and Connections Visibly check all cables and connections. Should all lights be off, check whether all equipment is supplied with power. • In battery mode, connect the notebook to the power adapter and ensure that the battery is charged up. • If you are opera..

Errors And Possible Causes - Page 80

First Aid 74 Errors And Possible Causes The screen is black: • Make sure that the notebook is not swapping data and the Fn+F12 key combination has not been operated. The notebook switches itself off during operation. • The accumulator could be empty. Connect the notebook by means of the network adapter and charge the accumulator. The notebook cannot be switched on. • Operate the notebook by means of the accumulator and check whether it is correctly inserted and charged. Incorrect time and date display. • Click the time display in the task bar and set the correct values afterwards. N..

Additional Support - Page 81

Troubleshooting 75 Safety Handling Components Aid Appendix Additional Support If the suggestions in the above section have not solved your problem, please contact customer care and we will attempt to help you solve the problem. Before you call, however, please have the following information available: • How is your computer configured? • What additional peripherals do you use? • What messages, if any, appear on your screen? • What software were you using when the error occurred? • What steps have you already undertaken to solve the problem? • Have you upgraded or removed drivers..

Care of the TFT Display - Page 82

First Aid 76 Maintenance Warning! There are no user-serviceable or user-cleanable parts inside the notebook housing. Never open the notebook housing. Following these measures can extend the lifetime of your notebook: • Before cleaning, always remove the power adapter plug and all connecting cables. • Only use a damp, lint-free cloth to clean the notebook. • Do not use any solvents, corrosive or gaseous cleaning agents . • Do not use CD-ROM cleaning discs or similar products that clean the lens of the laser to clean your optical drive. • Dust or grease on the touchpad will impair i..

Transporting the Notebook - Page 83

Maintenance 77 Safety Handling Components Aid Appendix Transporting the Notebook Please use the following guidelines when transporting the notebook: • Switch off the notebook. This will prevent damage to the hard disk. When the notebook is turned off, the hard disk heads are moved into a safe area. • Wait until the Notebook has reached ambient (room) temperature before connecting it to the power supply. Drastic variations in temperature and humidity can create condensation within the Notebook and may cause it to short-circuit. • Close the notebook and ensure that the cover locks shut...

Batteries and Proper Treatment - Page 84

First Aid 78 Recycling and Disposal Device At the end of its life, the appliance must not be disposed of in household rubbish. Enquire about the options for environmentally-friendly disposal Batteries Do not dispose of used batteries in the household rubbish! They must be deposited at a collection point for used batteries. Packaging To avoid damage during transport, the Notebook is stored in a packaging. Packaging is produced mostly from materials which can be disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner and be professionally recycled. Should you have any questions concerning the dispo..

Maintenance - Page 85

Maintenance 79 Safety Handling Components Aid Appendix • DO NOT DISASSEMBLE or DEFORM batteries. Your hands and fingers may be injured, or the liquid of the battery may get into your eyes or adhere to your skin. If this happens, rinse with a large quantity of water immediately and consult a doctor. • DO NOT expose batteries to strong impact by dropping or throwing the batteries. • DO NOT reverse the positive (+) and negative (-) terminals to avoid short- circuit. • Do NOT MIX used and new or different types of batteries together. Your equipment may not operate properly. In addition,..

Notes for Service Engineers - Page 86

First Aid 80 Upgrades and Repairs • Only a qualified Service Engineer should perform upgrades and repairs to your notebook. • If you do not have the necessary qualifications, go to an appropriate Service Engineer. Please contact the Service Centre if you are experiencing technical problems with your notebook. • Please contact our authorized Service Partners exclusively in the case of a necessary repair. Notes for Service Engineers • Before opening the housing, disconnect the notebook from all power sources and remove any connecting cables. If the notebook has not been disconnected f..

Chapter 5 - Page 87

Safety Handling Components Aid Appendix Chapter 5 Appendix Subject Page Standards .............................................................................. 83 Warranty ............................................................................. 86 Index ..................................................................................... 92

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Electromagnetic Compatibility - Page 89

Standards 83 Safety Handling Components Aid Appendix Standards Electromagnetic Compatibility • When connecting additional components, please observe the Guidelines on Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC). Please note that only shielded cables shorter than 3 meters (9.84 ft) should be used for the LPT, COM, USB, IEEE 1394, audio, video and network interfaces with this notebook. • Keep the notebook at least one meter (approximately three feet) away from high frequency and magnetic interference sources (e.g., televisions, loudspeaker cabinets, mobile telephones, etc.) in order to avoid malf..

Appendix - Page 90

Appendix 84 Pixel structure Types of Pixel Failures: • Type 1: A constantly lit pixel (a bright, white spot), even though it is not addressed. A white pixel is caused when all three sub-pixel are lit. • Type 2: A pixel that does not light up (dark, black spot), although it is addressed • Type 3: Abnormal or defective red, green or blue sub-pixels. (E.g. constantly lit with half the brightness, one colour is not shining, blinking or flickering, but not belonging to Type 1 or 2 Pixel Failures) In addition: A cluster of type 3 (= 2 or more defective sub-pixels in an array of 5 x 5 pixel)..

FCC Compliance Statement - Page 91

Standards 85 Safety Handling Components Aid Appendix FCC Compliance Statement This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of 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. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a parti..

I. General Conditions of Warranty - Page 92

Appendix 86 Restricted Warranty I. General Conditions of Warranty 1. General This warranty covers defects relating to workmanship and manufacture in MEDION products. The period during which this warranty is valid and during which claims against the warranty can be made to MEDION must be in accordance with the following terms in order to be considered eligible: • Is effective from the date of purchase or receipt of the MEDION product from an authorised seller of MEDION products; and • expires at the end of the warranty period specified on the warranty card provided with the product. For ..

Restricted Warranty - Page 93

Restricted Warranty 87 Safety Handling Components Aid Appendix • your operating and/or using the product other than as instructed in the accompanying documentation; • damage caused in transit as a result of your negligence in packaging of the product; and/or • otherwise than in accordance with the terms of this warranty; This warranty shall be void and you may be required by MEDION to reimburse MEDION for the reasonable costs of postage and packaging before MEDION will return the product to you. If so and you would still like MEDION to repair or replace the product, MEDION may do so b..

Appendix - Page 94

Appendix 88 2. Scope Subject to any exclusions set out within this warranty, where there is a defect in your MEDION product covered by this warranty, MEDION will repair or replace the MEDION product. The decision whether to repair or replace the product will be made solely at the discretion of MEDION. MEDION may, in its own discretion, replace the product returned for repair under warranty with a replacement product that is either identical or, in the event that such product(s) are no longer available, a product of equal or superior specification and quality. No warranty is given for batter..

3. Exclusion from warranty - Page 95

Restricted Warranty 89 Safety Handling Components Aid Appendix 3. Exclusion from warranty To the extent permitted by law, this warranty shall be void in the event that defects or loss caused by: a. failure and damage resulting from the operation of the product in an environment other than that recommended in the accompanying user or instruction manual (e.g. in direct sunlight or in a damp room); b. accidental damage; c. use other than in accordance with the accompanying user or instruction manual; d. modifications, conversions, expansions, maintenance and/or repairs made to the MEDION produ..

II. Special warranty conditions for MEDION PC, - Page 96

Appendix 90 II. Special warranty conditions for MEDION PC, notebook, pocket PC (PDA) and navigation devices (PNA) The following terms apply to MEDION PC, notebook, desktop, pocket PC and laptop products and optional items included with such products. If one of these items has a fault, you also have a warranty claim for its repair or replacement, from MEDION. The warranty covers the costs of materials and labour for repairing or replacing the defective MEDION product or the optional item in question. Hardware connected to your product that was not produced or marketed by MEDION can invalidat..

III. Special warranty conditions for repair on site - Page 97

Restricted Warranty 91 Safety Handling Components Aid Appendix III. Special warranty conditions for repair on site or replacement on site If a claim for repair or replacement on site is included within the terms of the warranty card provided with the product, the special warranty conditions for repair or replacement of your MEDION product on site apply. The following provisions must be made by you for carrying out repairs or replacements on site: • MEDION or its authorised personnel must have unrestricted, safe and immediate access to the products. • Telecommunication facilities require..

Appendix - Page 98

Appendix 92 Index A All programs .................................. 23 Ambient Temperature ...................... 5 Ansichten Webcam .................................... 14 Audience .......................................... i Autorun .......................................... 60 B Batteries and Proper Treatment .... 78 Battery operation Battery Power ............................ 32 Checking the Battery Level ....... 32 Charging .................................... 31 Discharging the Battery ............. 31 Removing .................................. 30 Battery Power ........................

Appendix - Page 99

Index 93 Safety Handling Components Aid Appendix Capital Lock .............................. 17 Num Lock .................................. 17 Wireless LAN ............................. 17 Introduction ..................................... 3 ISO 13406-2 Class II ..................... 83 K Kensington-lock ............................. 56 Keyboard ....................................... 38 L Laser radiation .............................. 80 License agreement ........................ 22 M Main components .......................... 25 Main Operation .............................. 28 Maintenance..

Appendix - Page 100

Appendix 94 Support .......................................... 75 Suspend to Disk ............................ 33 System Recovery Correction .................................. 71 T Table of Contents ............................ v Task bar ........................................ 23 Touch Pad ................................. 9, 39 trademarks ....................................... ii Transport ....................................... 77 Troubleshooting ............................. 73 Errors and Possible Causes ...... 74 Turn off computer .......................... 23 U Universal Serial Bus ..

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