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E-Manual E11921 First Edition September 2016

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COPYRIGHT INFORMATION - Page 2

2 Notebook PC E-Manual COPYRIGHT INFORMATION No part of this manual, including the products and software described in it, may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language in any form or by any means, except documentation kept by the purchaser for backup purposes, without the express written permission of ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. (“ASUS”). ASUS PROVIDES THIS MANUAL “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A ..

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Notebook PC E-Manual 3 Table of Contents About this manual ..................................................................................................... 7 Conventions used in this manual ............................................................................. 9 Icons .................................................................................................................................... 9 Typography ....................................................................................................................... 9 Safety precautions ...............................

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4 Notebook PC E-Manual Chapter 3: Working with Windows® 10 Starting for the first time ......................................................................................... 42 Start menu ................................................................................................................... 43 Launching the Start menu .......................................................................................... 44 Opening programs from the Start menu ............................................................... 44 Windows® apps .................................................

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Notebook PC E-Manual 5 Chapter 5: Upgrading your Notebook PC Removing the compartment cover ..................................................................... 80 Installing the Hard Disk Drive ................................................................................ 82 Installing an M.2 card ............................................................................................... 87 Tips and FAQs Useful tips for your Notebook PC ........................................................................ 90 Hardware FAQs ............................................................

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6 Notebook PC E-Manual Power Safety Requirement .......................................................................................... 109 TV Notices ......................................................................................................................... 109 REACH ................................................................................................................................. 109 Macrovision Corporation Product Notice .............................................................. 109 Prevention of Hearing Loss ..............................................

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Notebook PC E-Manual 7 About this manual This manual provides information about the hardware and software features of your Notebook PC, organized through the following chapters: Chapter 1: Hardware Setup This chapter details the hardware components of your Notebook PC. Chapter 2: Using your Notebook PC This chapter shows you how to use the different parts of your Notebook PC. Chapter 3: Working with Windows® 10 This chapter provides an overview of using Windows® 10 in your Notebook PC. Chapter 4: Power-On Self-Test (POST) This chapter shows you how to use POST to change the settings of y..

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8 Notebook PC E-Manual Chapter 5: Upgrading your Notebook PC This chapter guides you through the process of replacing and upgrading parts of your Notebook PC. Tips and FAQs This section presents some recommended tips, hardware FAQs, and software FAQs you can refer to for maintaining and fixing common issues with your Notebook PC. Appendices This section includes notices and safety statements for your Notebook PC.

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Notebook PC E-Manual 9 Conventions used in this manual To highlight key information in this manual, some text are presented as follows: IMPORTANT! This message contains vital information that must be followed to complete a task. NOTE: This message contains additional information and tips that can help complete tasks. WARNING! This message contains important information that must be followed to keep you safe while performing tasks and prevent damage to your Notebook PC's data and components. Icons The icons below indicate the devices you can use for completing a series of tasks or procedures..

Using your Notebook PC - Page 10

10 Notebook PC E-Manual Safety precautions Using your Notebook PC This Notebook PC should only be used in environments with ambient temperatures between 5°C (41°F) and 35°C (95°F). Refer to the rating label on the bottom of your Notebook PC and ensure that your power adapter complies with this rating. Do not leave your Notebook PC on your lap or near any part of your body to prevent discomfort or injury from heat exposure. Do not use damaged power cords, accessories, and other peripherals with your Notebook PC. While powered on, ensure that you do not carry or cover your Notebook PC wit..

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Notebook PC E-Manual 11 Caring for your Notebook PC Disconnect the AC power and remove the battery pack (if applicable) before cleaning your Notebook PC. Use a clean cellulose sponge or chamois cloth dampened with a solution of nonabrasive detergent and a few drops of warm water. Remove any extra moisture from your Notebook PC using a dry cloth. Do not use strong solvents such as thinners, benzene, or other chemicals on or near your Notebook PC. Do not place objects on top of your Notebook PC. Do not expose your Notebook PC to strong magnetic or electrical fields. Do not use or expose your..

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12 Notebook PC E-Manual Proper disposal Do not throw your Notebook PC in municipal waste. This product has been designed to enable proper reuse of parts and recycling. The symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the product (electrical, electronic equipment and mercury- containing button cell battery) should not be placed in municipal waste. Check local regulations for disposal of electronic products. Do not throw the battery in municipal waste. The symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the battery should not be placed in municipal waste.

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Notebook PC E-Manual 13 Chapter 1: Hardware Setup

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Getting to know your Notebook PC - Page 14

14 Notebook PC E-Manual Getting to know your Notebook PC Top View NOTE: The keyboard’s layout may vary per region or country. The Notebook view may also vary in appearance depending on the Notebook PC model.

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Notebook PC E-Manual 15 Array microphones The array microphones feature echo canceling, noise suppression, and beam forming functions for better voice recognition and audio recording. Camera indicator The camera indicator lights up when the built-in camera is in use. Camera The built-in camera allows you to take pictures or record videos using your Notebook PC. Display panel This high-definition display panel provides excellent viewing features for photos, videos, and other multimedia files on your Notebook PC. Keyboard The keyboard provides full-sized QWERTY keys with a comfortable trave..

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16 Notebook PC E-Manual Airplane mode indicator This indicator lights up when the Airplane mode in your Notebook PC is enabled. NOTE: When enabled, the Airplane mode disables all wireless connectivity. Capital lock indicator This indicator lights up when the capital lock function is activated. Using capital lock allows you to type capitalized letters (such as A, B, C) using your Notebook PC’s keyboard. Touchpad The touchpad allows the use of multi-gestures to navigate onscreen, providing an intuitive user experience. It also simulates the functions of a regular mouse. NOTE: For more detai..

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Notebook PC E-Manual 17 Power indicator The power indicator lights up when the Notebook PC is turned on and blinks slowly when the Notebook PC is in sleep mode. Numeric keypad The numeric keypad toggles between these two functions: for numeric input and as pointer direction keys. NOTE: For more details, refer to the Using the numeric keypad section in this manual. Status indicators The status indicators help identify the current hardware status of your Notebook PC. Power indicator The power indicator lights up when the Notebook PC is turned on and blinks slowly when the Notebook PC is in sl..

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18 Notebook PC E-Manual Color Status Solid Green The Notebook PC is plugged to a power source and the battery power is between 95% and 100%. Solid Orange The Notebook PC is plugged to a power source, charging its battery, and the battery power is less than 95%. Blinking Orange The Notebook PC is running on battery mode and the battery power is less than 10%. Lights off The Notebook PC is running on battery mode and the battery power is between 10% to 100%. Drive activity indicator This indicator lights up when your Notebook PC is accessing the internal storage drives.

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Notebook PC E-Manual 19 Bottom NOTE: The bottom side may vary in appearance depending on model. WARNING! The bottom of the Notebook PC can get warm to hot while in use or while charging the battery pack. When working on your Notebook PC, do not place it on surfaces that can block the vents. IMPORTANT! Battery time varies by usage and by the specifications for this Notebook PC. The battery pack cannot be disassembled.

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20 Notebook PC E-Manual Air vents The air vents allow cool air to enter and warm air to exit the Notebook PC. WARNING! Ensure that paper, books, clothing, cables, or other objects do not block any of the air vents or else overheating may occur. Compartment cover This cover protects the reserved spaces in your Notebook PC for the removable SSD (M.2 2280 slot) and HDD (Hard Disk Drives). NOTE: • For more details, refer to the Chapter 5: Upgrading your Notebook PC section in this manual. • The M.2 2280 slot supports both PCIe (NVMe) SSD and SATA SSD.

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Notebook PC E-Manual 21 Right Side Headphone/Headset/Microphone jack This port allows you to connect amplified speakers or headphones. You can also use this port to connect your headset or an external microphone. USB 3.0 port The USB 3.0 (Universal Serial Bus 3.0) port provides a transfer rate up to 5 Gbit/s and is backward compatible to USB 2.0. Memory card reader This built-in memory card reader supports SD and SDHC card formats. Kensington® security slot The Kensington® security slot allows you to secure your Notebook PC using Kensington® compatible Notebook PC security products.

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22 Notebook PC E-Manual Left Side Power (DC) input port Insert the bundled power adapter into this port to charge the battery pack and supply power to your Notebook PC. WARNING! The adapter may become warm to hot while in use. Do not cover the adapter and keep it away from your body while it is connected to a power source. IMPORTANT! Use only the bundled power adapter to charge the battery pack and supply power to your Notebook PC.

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Notebook PC E-Manual 23 LAN port Insert the network cable into this port to connect to a local area network. Mini DisplayPort This port allows you to connect your Notebook PC to an external display. HDMI port This port is for the HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) connector and is HDCP compliant for HD DVD, Blu-ray, and other protected content playback. USB 3.0 port The USB 3.0 (Universal Serial Bus 3.0) port provides a transfer rate up to 5 Gbit/s and is backward compatible to USB 2.0.

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Notebook PC E-Manual 25 Chapter 2: Using your Notebook PC

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26 Notebook PC E-Manual Getting started Charge your Notebook PC A. Connect the AC power cord to the AC/DC adapter. B. Plug the AC power adapter into a 100V~240V power source. C. Connect the DC power connector into your Notebook PC’s power (DC) input. Charge the Notebook PC for 3 hours before using it in battery mode for the first time. NOTE: The power adapter may vary in appearance, depending on models and your region. IMPORTANT! Power adapter information: • Input voltage: 100-240Vac • Input frequency: 50-60Hz • Rating output current: 9.23A (180W) • Rating output voltage: 19.5VNotebook PC E-Manual - Page 27

Notebook PC E-Manual 27 IMPORTANT! • Locate the input/output rating label on your Notebook PC and ensure that it matches the input/output rating information on your power adapter. Some Notebook PC models may have multiple rating output currents based on the available SKU. • Ensure that your Notebook PC is connected to the power adapter before turning it on for the first time. We strongly recommend that you use a grounded wall socket while using your Notebook PC on power adapter mode. • The socket outlet must be easily accessible and near your Notebook PC. • To disconnect your Noteb..

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28 Notebook PC E-Manual Lift to open the display panel Press the power button

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Notebook PC E-Manual 29 Using the touchpad Moving the pointer You can tap anywhere on the touchpad to activate its pointer, then slide your finger on the touchpad to move the pointer onscreen. Slide horizontally Slide vertically Slide diagonally

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30 Notebook PC E-Manual One-finger gestures Tap/Double-tap • Tap an app to select it. • Double-tap an app to launch it. Drag and drop Double-tap an item, then slide the same finger without lifting it off the touchpad. To drop the item to its new location, lift your finger from the touchpad.

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Notebook PC E-Manual 31 Left-click Right-click • Click an app to select it. • Double-click an app to launch it. Click this button to open the right- click menu. NOTE: The areas inside the dotted line represent the locations of the left mouse button and the right mouse button on the touchpad. Two-finger gestures Tap Tap two fingers on the touchpad to simulate the right-click function.

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32 Notebook PC E-Manual Zoom out Zoom in Bring together your two fingers on the touchpad. Spread apart your two fingers on the touchpad. Two-finger scroll (up/down) Two-finger scroll (left/right) Slide two fingers to scroll up or down. Slide two fingers to scroll left or right.

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Notebook PC E-Manual 33 Drag and drop Select an item then press and hold the left button. Using your other finger, slide on the touchpad to drag the item, lift your finger off the button to drop the item. Three-finger gestures Tap Tap three fingers on the touchpad to invoke Cortana.

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34 Notebook PC E-Manual Swipe left/Swipe right If you opened multiple apps, swipe three fingers left or right to switch between these apps. Swipe up Swipe down Swipe up to see an overview of all the apps currently opened. Swipe down to show the desktop.

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Notebook PC E-Manual 35 Four-finger gestures Tap Tap four fingers on the touchpad to invoke Action Center. Customizing your touchpad 1. Launch All settings from the Action Center. 2. Select Devices , then select Mouse & touchpad . 3. Adjust the settings to your preference.

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36 Notebook PC E-Manual Function keys The function keys on your Notebook PC’s keyboard can trigger the following commands: Using the keyboard Puts the Notebook PC into Sleep mode Turns Airplane mode on or off NOTE: When enabled, the Airplane mode disables all wireless connectivity. Decreases brightness for the backlit keyboard Increases brightness for the backlit keyboard Decreases display brightness Increases display brightness Turns the display panel on or off Toggles the display mode NOTE: Ensure that the second display is connected to your Notebook PC.

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Notebook PC E-Manual 37 Enables or disables the touchpad Turns the speaker on or off Turns the speaker volume down Turns the speaker volume up Launches the ASUS Touchpad Handwriting* Windows® 10 keys There are two special Windows® keys on your Notebook PC’s keyboard used as below: Launches the Start menu Displays the drop-down menu * On selected models

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Multimedia control keys - Page 38

38 Notebook PC E-Manual Multimedia control keys The multimedia control keys allow you to control multimedia files, such as audios and videos, when played in your Notebook PC. Press in combination with the arrow keys on your Notebook PC, illustrated as below. Stop Play or pause Skip to previous track or rewind Skip to next track or fast forward

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Using the numeric keypad - Page 39

Notebook PC E-Manual 39 Using the numeric keypad NOTE: The numeric keypad layout may differ by model or territory but the usage procedures remain the same. A numeric keypad is available on selected Notebook PC models. You can use this keypad for numeric input or as pointer direction keys. Press to toggle between using the keypad as number keys or as pointer direction keys.

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Notebook PC E-Manual 41 Chapter 3: Working with Windows® 10

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The screenshots in this chapter are for reference only. - Page 42

42 Notebook PC E-Manual Starting for the first time When you start your Notebook PC for the first time, a series of screens appear to guide you in configuring your Windows® 10 operating system. To start your Notebook PC for the first time: 1. Press the power button on your Notebook PC. Wait for a few minutes until the setup screen appears. 2. From the setup screen, pick your region and a language to use on your Notebook PC. 3. Carefully read the License Terms. Select I accept. 4. Follow the onscreen instructions to configure the following basic items: • Personalize • Get online ..

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Notebook PC E-Manual 43 Start menu The Start menu is the main gateway to your Notebook PC’s programs, Windows® apps, folders, and settings. You can use the Start menu to do these common activities: • Start programs or Windows® apps • Open commonly used programs or Windows® apps • Adjust Notebook PC settings • Get help with the Windows operating system • Turn off your Notebook PC • Log off from Windows or switch to a different user account Change account settings, lock, or sign out from your account Launch the Start menu Shut down, restart, or put your Notebook PC to slee..

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44 Notebook PC E-Manual Launching the Start menu Position your mouse pointer over the Start button in the lower-left corner of your desktop then click it. Press the Windows logo key on your keyboard. Opening programs from the Start menu One of the most common uses of the Start menu is opening programs installed on your Notebook PC. Position your mouse pointer over the program then click to launch it. Use the arrow keys to browse through the programs. Press to launch it. NOTE: Select All apps at the bottom of the left pane to display a full list of programs and folders on your Notebook PC in..

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Notebook PC E-Manual 45 Windows ® apps These are apps pinned on the right pane of the Start menu and displayed in tiled-format for easy access. NOTE: Some Windows® apps require signing in to your Microsoft account before they are fully launched.

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46 Notebook PC E-Manual Working with Windows® apps Use your Notebook PC’s touchpad or keyboard to launch, customize, and close apps. Launching Windows® apps from the Start menu Position your mouse pointer over the app then click to launch it. Use the arrow keys to browse through the apps. Press to launch an app. Customizing Windows® apps You can move, resize, unpin, or pin apps to the taskbar from the Start menu using the following steps: Moving apps Position your mouse pointer over the app, then drag and drop the app to a new location.

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Notebook PC E-Manual 47 Unpinning apps Position your mouse pointer over the app and right-click it, then click Unpin from Start. Use the arrow keys to navigate to the app. Press , then select Unpin from Start. Resizing apps Position your mouse pointer over the app and right-click it, then click Resize and select an app tile size. Use the arrow keys to navigate to the app. Press , then select Resize and select an app tile size.

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48 Notebook PC E-Manual Pinning more apps to the Start menu From All apps, position your mouse pointer over the app you want to add to the Start menu and right-click it, then click Pin to Start. From All apps, press on the app that you want to add to the Start menu, then select Pin to Start. Pinning apps to the taskbar Position your mouse pointer over the app and right-click it, then click Pin to taskbar. Use the arrow keys to navigate to the app. Press , then select Pin to taskbar.

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Notebook PC E-Manual 49 Task view Quickly switch between opened apps and programs using the task view feature, you can also use task view to switch between desktops. Launching task view Position your mouse pointer over the icon on the taskbar and click it. Press on your keyboard.

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50 Notebook PC E-Manual Snap feature The Snap feature displays apps side-by-side, allowing you to work or switch between apps. Snap hotspots You can drag and drop apps to these hotspots to snap them into place.

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Notebook PC E-Manual 51 Using Snap 1. Launch the app you wish to snap. 2. Drag the title bar of your app and drop the app to the edge of the screen to snap. 3. Launch another app and repeat the above steps to snap another app. 1. Launch the app you wish to snap. 2. Press and hold the key, then use the arrow keys to snap the app. 3. Launch another app and repeat the above steps to snap another app.

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52 Notebook PC E-Manual Action Center Action Center consolidates notifications from apps and presents a single place where you can interact with them. It also has a really useful Quick Actions section at the bottom. Launching Action Center Position your mouse pointer over the icon on the taskbar and click it. Press on your keyboard.

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Notebook PC E-Manual 53 Other keyboard shortcuts Using the keyboard, you can also use the following shortcuts to help you launch applications and navigate Windows® 10. \ Launches Start menu Launches Action Center Launches the desktop Launches the File Explorer Opens the Share panel Launches Settings Launches Connect panel Activates the Lock screen Minimizes all currently active windows

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54 Notebook PC E-Manual Launches Search Launches Project panel Opens the Run window Opens Ease of Access Center Opens the context menu of the Start button Launches the magnifier icon and zooms in your screen Zooms out your screen Opens Narrator Settings

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Notebook PC E-Manual 55 Connecting to wireless networks Wi-Fi Access emails, surf the Internet, and share applications via social networking sites using your Notebook PC’s Wi-Fi connection. IMPORTANT! Airplane mode disables this feature. Ensure that Airplane mode is turned off before enabling the Wi-Fi connection of your Notebook PC. Connecting Wi-Fi Connect your Notebook PC to a Wi-Fi network by using the following steps: 1. Select the icon from the taskbar. 2. Select the icon to enable Wi-Fi. 3. Select an access point from the list of available Wi-Fi connections. 4. Select Connect to s..

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56 Notebook PC E-Manual 1. Launch Settings from the Start menu. 2. Select Devices , then select Bluetooth to search for Bluetooth-enabled devices. 3. Select a device from the list. Compare the passcode on your Notebook PC with the passcode sent to your chosen device. If they are the same, select Yes to successfully pair your Notebook PC with the device. NOTE: For some Bluetooth-enabled devices, you may be prompted to key in the passcode of your Notebook PC. Bluetooth Use Bluetooth to facilitate wireless data transfers with other Bluetooth- enabled devices. IMPORTANT! Airplane mode disables ..

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Notebook PC E-Manual 57 Airplane mode Airplane mode disables wireless communication, allowing you to use your Notebook PC safely while in-flight. Turning Airplane mode off 1. Launch Action Center from the taskbar. 2. Select the icon to disable Airplane mode. Press . Turning Airplane mode on 1. Launch Action Center from the taskbar. 2. Select the icon to enable Airplane mode. Press . NOTE: Contact your airline provider to learn about related in-flight services that can be used and restrictions that must be followed when using your Notebook PC in-flight.

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58 Notebook PC E-Manual Connecting to wired networks You can also connect to wired networks, such as local area networks and broadband Internet connection, using your Notebook PC’s LAN port. NOTE: Contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) for details or your network administrator for assistance in setting up your Internet connection. To configure your settings, refer to the following procedures. IMPORTANT! Ensure that a network cable is connected between your Notebook PC’s LAN port and a local area network before performing the following actions. Configuring a dynamic IP/PPPoE netw..

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Notebook PC E-Manual 59 7. Return to the Network and Sharing Center window then select Set up a new connection or network. 8. Select Connect to the Internet then select Next . 9. Select Broadband (PPPoE) . 10. Type your User name, Password, and Connection name then select Connect . 11. Select Close to finish the configuration. 12. Select on the taskbar then select the connection you just created. 13. Type your user name and password then select Connect to start connecting to the Internet. Configuring a static IP network connection 1. Repeat steps 1 to 5 under Configuring a dynamic IP/PP..

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60 Notebook PC E-Manual Turning your Notebook PC off You can turn off your Notebook PC by doing either of the following procedures: • Launch the Start menu, then select > Shut down to do a normal shutdown. • From the log-in screen, select > Shut down. • Press to launch Shut down Windows. Select Shut down from the drop-down list then select OK. • If your Notebook PC is unresponsive, press and hold the power button for at least four (4) seconds until your Notebook PC turns off.

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Notebook PC E-Manual 61 Putting your Notebook PC to sleep To put your Notebook PC to Sleep mode: • Launch the Start menu, then select > Sleep to put your Notebook PC to sleep. • From the log-in screen, select > Sleep. Press to launch Shut Down Windows. Select Sleep from the drop-down list then select OK. NOTE: You can also put your Notebook PC to Sleep mode by pressing the power button once.

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Notebook PC E-Manual 63 Chapter 4: Power-On Self-Test (POST)

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64 Notebook PC E-Manual The Power-On Self-Test (POST) The POST (Power-On Self-Test) is a series of software-controlled diagnostic tests that run when you turn on or restart your Notebook PC. The software that controls the POST is installed as a permanent part of the Notebook PC’s architecture. Using POST to access BIOS and Troubleshoot During POST, you can access the BIOS settings or run troubleshooting options using the function keys of your Notebook PC. You may refer to the following information for more details. BIOS The BIOS (Basic Input and Output System) stores system hardware setti..

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Notebook PC E-Manual 65 BIOS Settings NOTE: The BIOS screens in this section are for reference only. The actual screens may differ by model and territory. Boot This menu allows you to set your boot option priorities. You may refer to the following procedures when setting your boot priority. 1. On the Boot screen, select Boot Option #1 . Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2015 American Megatrends, Inc. Main Advanced Boot Security Save & Exit Version 2.16.1243 Copyright (C) 2015 American Megatrends, Inc. Boot Configuration Fast Boot [Enabled] Launch CSM [Disabled] Driver Option Prioriti..

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66 Notebook PC E-Manual 2. Press and select a device as the Boot Option #1 . Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2015 American Megatrends, Inc. Main Advanced Boot Security Save & Exit Version 2.16.1243 Copyright (C) 2015 American Megatrends, Inc. Boot Configuration Fast Boot [Enabled] Launch CSM [Disabled] Driver Option Priorities Boot Option Priorities Boot Option #1 [Windows Boot Manager] Add New Boot Option Delete Boot Option Sets the system boot order : Select Screen ↑↓ : Select Item Enter: Select +/— : Change Opt. F1 : General Help F9 : Optimized Defaults F10 : Save & Exi..

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Notebook PC E-Manual 67 Security This menu allows you to set up the administrator and user password of your Notebook PC. It also allows you to control the access to your Notebook PC’s hard disk drive, input/output (I/O) interface, and USB interface. NOTE: • If you install a User Password, you will be prompted to input this before entering your Notebook PC's operating system. • If you install an Administrator Password , you will be prompted to input this before entering BIOS. Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2015 American Megatrends, Inc. Main Advanced Boot Security Save & Exit ..

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68 Notebook PC E-Manual To set the password: 1. On the Security screen, select Administrator Password or User Password . 2. Type in a password then press . 3. Re-type to confirm the password then press . To clear the password: 1. On the Security screen, select Administrator Password or User Password . 2. Type in the current password then press . 3. Leave the Create New Password field blank then press . 4. Select Yes in the confirmation box then press .

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Notebook PC E-Manual 69 I/O Interface Security In the Security menu, you can access I/O Interface Security to lock or unlock some interface functions of your Notebook PC. To lock an interface: 1. On the Security screen, select I/O Interface Security . 2. Select an interface you would like to lock then press . 3. Select Lock . Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2015 American Megatrends, Inc. Main Advanced Boot Security Save & Exit Version 2.16.1243 Copyright (C) 2015 American Megatrends, Inc. I/O Interface Security LAN Network Interface [UnLock] Wireless Network Interface [UnLock] HD AU..

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70 Notebook PC E-Manual USB Interface Security Through the I/O Interface Security menu, you can also access USB Interface Security to lock or unlock ports and devices. To lock the USB interface: 1. On the Security screen, select I/O Interface Security > USB Interface Security . 2. Select an interface that you would like to lock then select Lock . NOTE: Setting the USB Interface to Lock also locks and hides the External Ports and other devices included under USB Interface Security . Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2015 American Megatrends, Inc. Main Advanced Boot Security Save & E..

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Notebook PC E-Manual 71 Set Master Password In the Security menu, you can use Set Master Password to set up a password-enabled access to your hard disk drive. To set the HDD password: 1. On the Security screen, select Set Master Password . 2. Type in a password then press . 3. Re-type to confirm the password then press . 4. Select Set User Password then repeat the previous steps to set up the user password. Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2015 American Megatrends, Inc. Main Advanced Boot Security Save & Exit Version 2.16.1243 Copyright (C) 2015 American Megatrends, Inc. Password De..

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72 Notebook PC E-Manual Save & Exit To keep your configuration settings, select Save Changes and Exit before exiting the BIOS. Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2015 American Megatrends, Inc. Main Advanced Boot Security Save & Exit Version 2.16.1243 Copyright (C) 2015 American Megatrends, Inc. Save Changes and Exit Discard Changes and Exit Save Options Save Changes Discard Changes Restore Defaults Boot Override Windows Boot Manager Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device Exit system setup after saving the changes. → ← : Select Screen ↑↓ : Select Item Enter: Select +/— :..

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Notebook PC E-Manual 73 To update the BIOS: 1. Verify the Notebook PC’s exact model then download the latest BIOS file for your model from the ASUS website. 2. Save a copy of the downloaded BIOS file to a flash disk drive. 3. Connect your flash disk drive to your Notebook PC. 4. Restart your Notebook PC then press during POST. 5. From the BIOS menu, Select Advanced > Start Easy Flash, then press . Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2015 American Megatrends, Inc. Main Advanced Boot Security Save & Exit Version 2.16.1243 Copyright (C) 2015 American Megatrends, Inc. Start Easy Fl..

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74 Notebook PC E-Manual 6. Locate your downloaded BIOS file in the flash disk drive then press . 7. After the BIOS update process, select Exit > Restore Defaults to restore the system to its default settings. FSO FS1 FS2 FS3 FS4 0 EFI <DIR> [ ←→ ] : Switch [ ↑↓ ] : Choose [q] : Exit [Enter] : Enter/Execute Current BIOS Platform : GL502 Version : 101 Build Date : Oct 26 2015 Build Time : 11:51:05 New BIOS FLASH TYPE : Generic Flash Type ASUSTek EasyFlash Utility Platform : Unknown Version : Unknown Build Date : Unknown Build Time : Unknown

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Recovering your system - Page 75

Notebook PC E-Manual 75 Recovering your system Using recovery options on your Notebook PC allows you to restore the system to its original state or simply refresh its settings to help improve performance. IMPORTANT! • Backup all your data files before doing any recovery option on your Notebook PC. • Note down important customized settings such as network settings, user names, and passwords to avoid data loss. • E nsure that your Notebook PC is plugged in to a power source before resetting your system. Windows® 10 allows you to do any of the following recovery options: • Keep my ..

Performing a recovery option - Page 76

76 Notebook PC E-Manual • Go back to an earlier build - This option allows you to go back to an earlier build. Use this option if this build is not working for you. • Advanced startup - Using this option allows you to perform other advanced recovery options on your Notebook PC such as: - Using a USB drive, network connection or Windows recovery DVD to startup your Notebook PC. - Using Troubleshoot to enable any of these advanced recovery options: System Restore, System Image Recovery, Startup Repair, Command Prompt, UEFI Firmware Settings, and Startup Settings. Performing a recovery opt..

Notebook PC E-Manual - Page 77

Notebook PC E-Manual 77 2. Under the Update and security option, select Recovery then select the recovery option you would like to perform.

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Notebook PC E-Manual 79 Chapter 5: Upgrading your Notebook PC

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Removing the compartment cover - Page 80

80 Notebook PC E-Manual Removing the compartment cover A. Remove the screws from the Notebook PC’s compartment cover. B. Pull out the compartment cover and remove it completely from your Notebook PC.

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Notebook PC E-Manual - Page 81

Notebook PC E-Manual 81 To reattach the compartment cover: A. Align and reattach the cover of the compartment. B. Secure the cover using the screws you removed earlier.

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Installing the Hard Disk Drive - Page 82

82 Notebook PC E-Manual Installing the Hard Disk Drive Refer to the following steps if you need to install a new HDD (Hard Disk Drive) of your Notebook PC: IMPORTANT! Purchase an HDD from authorized retailers of this Notebook PC to ensure maximum compatibility and reliability. WARNING! Disconnect all the connected peripherals, any telephone or telecommunication lines and power connector (such as external power supply, battery pack, etc.) before removing the compartment cover. NOTE: • The appearance of your Notebook PC’s bottom side and HDD may vary per model but the HDD installation rem..

For more details, refer to the - Page 83

Notebook PC E-Manual 83 A. Remove the compartment cover. NOTE: For more details, refer to the Removing the compartment cover section in this manual. B. Remove the screws securing the HDD bay to the compartment. C. (Optional) If an HDD is currently installed in your Notebook PC, disconnect the HDD bay from the HDD port as shown in the illustration below. HDD bay

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Notebook PC E-Manual - Page 84

84 Notebook PC E-Manual D. (Optional) If an HDD is currently attached to the HDD bay, refer to the following steps on how to remove the old HDD: 1. Remove all the screws on the sides of the HDD bay. 2. Remove the old HDD from the HDD bay then place it on a flat dry surface with its PCB (Printed Circuit Board) facing up, as shown in the illustration below. HDD bay old HDD

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Notebook PC E-Manual - Page 85

Notebook PC E-Manual 85 E. Place the new HDD with its PCB (Printed Circuit Board) facing the HDD bay. Ensure that the port connectors of your HDD are not obstructed by any part of the HDD bay. F. Reattach and secure the HDD with the screws you removed earlier. new HDD HDD bay

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Notebook PC E-Manual - Page 86

86 Notebook PC E-Manual G. Replace the HDD bay back in the compartment with the HDD connector aligned with the Notebook PC’s HDD port. Push the HDD bay until it connects with the Notebook PC. H. Secure the HDD bay with the screws you removed earlier.

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Installing an M.2 card - Page 87

Notebook PC E-Manual 87 Installing an M.2 card Refer to the following steps when installing a compatible M.2 card in your Notebook PC: IMPORTANT! Purchase your M.2 card from authorized retailers of this Notebook PC to ensure maximum compatibility and reliability. WARNING! Disconnect all the connected peripherals, any telephone or telecommunication lines and power connector (such as external power supply, battery pack, etc.) before removing the compartment cover. NOTE: • The appearance of your Notebook PC’s bottom side and M.2 card may vary per model but the module installation remains t..

For more details, refer to the - Page 88

88 Notebook PC E-Manual A. Remove the compartment cover. NOTE: For more details, refer to the Removing the compartment cover section in this manual. B. Align and insert the M.2 card into its card module slot. C. Secure the M.2 card in place using the bundled screw.

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Notebook PC E-Manual 89 Tips and FAQs

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Useful tips for your Notebook PC - Page 90

90 Notebook PC E-Manual Useful tips for your Notebook PC To help you maximize the use of your Notebook PC, maintain its system performance, and ensure all your data are kept secured, here are some useful tips that you can follow: • Update Windows® periodically to ensure that your applications have the latest security settings. • Use an anti-virus software to protect your data and keep this updated too. • Unless absolutely necessary, refrain from using force shutdown to turn off your Notebook PC. • Always backup your data and make it a point to create a backup data in an external s..

Notebook PC E-Manual - Page 91

Notebook PC E-Manual 91 Hardware FAQs 1. A black dot, or sometimes a colored dot, appears onscreen when I turn on the Notebook PC. What should I do? Although these dots normally appear onscreen, they will not affect your system. If the incident continues and subsequently affects system performance, consult an authorized ASUS service center. 2. My display panel has an uneven color and brightness. How can I fix this? The color and brightness of your display panel may be affected by the angle and current position of your Notebook PC. The brightness and color tone of your Notebook PC may al..

Notebook PC E-Manual - Page 92

92 Notebook PC E-Manual 4. My battery charge indicator does not light up. What’s wrong? • Check whether the power adapter or battery pack is attached correctly. You may also disconnect the power adapter or battery pack, wait for a minute, then reconnect them again to the power outlet and Notebook PC. • If the problem still exists, contact your local ASUS service center for assistance. 5. Why is my touchpad not working? Press to enable your touchpad. 6. When I play audio and video files, why can’t I hear any sound from my Notebook PC’s audio speakers? You can try doing any of the ..

Notebook PC E-Manual - Page 93

Notebook PC E-Manual 93 8. My Notebook PC cannot do keystrokes correctly because my cursor keeps on moving. What should I do? Make sure that nothing accidentally touches or presses on your touchpad while you type on the keyboard. You can also disable your touchpad by pressing . 9. Instead of showing letters, pressing the “U”, “I”, and “O” keys on my keyboard displays numbers. How can I change this? Press the key or (on selected models) on your Notebook PC to turn off this feature and use the said keys for inputting letters.

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Notebook PC E-Manual - Page 94

94 Notebook PC E-Manual Software FAQs 1. When I turn on my Notebook PC, the power indicator lights up but nothing appears on my screen. What can I do to fix this? You can try doing any of the following suggestions: • Force shutdown your Notebook PC by pressing the power button for at least four (4) seconds. Check if the power adapter and battery pack are inserted correctly then turn on your Notebook PC. • If the problem still exists, contact your local ASUS service center for assistance. 2. What should I do when my screen displays this message: “Remove disks or other media. Press any..

Notebook PC E-Manual - Page 95

Notebook PC E-Manual 95 4. My Notebook PC does not boot up. How can I fix this? You can try doing any of the following suggestions: • Remove all connected devices to your Notebook PC then restart your system. • If the problem still exists, contact your local ASUS service center for assistance. 5. Why can’t my Notebook PC wake up from sleep mode? • You need to press the power button to resume your last working state. • Your system might have completely used up its battery power. Connect the power adapter to your Notebook PC and connect to a power outlet then press the power button..

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Notebook PC E-Manual 97 Appendices

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Internal Modem Compliancy - Page 98

98 Notebook PC E-Manual Internal Modem Compliancy The Notebook PC with internal modem model complies with JATE (Japan), FCC (US, Canada, Korea, Taiwan), and CTR21. The internal modem has been approved in accordance with Council Decision 98/482/EC for pan-European single terminal connection to the public switched telephone network (PSTN). However due to differences between the individual PSTNs provided in different countries, the approval does not, of itself, give an unconditional assurance of successful operation on every PSTN network termination point. In the event of problems you should..

Network Compatibility Declaration - Page 99

Notebook PC E-Manual 99 Network Compatibility Declaration Statement to be made by the manufacturer to the Notified Body and the vendor: “This declaration will indicate the networks with which the equipment is designed to work and any notified networks with which the equipment may have inter- working difficulties.” Statement to be made by the manufacturer to the user: “This declaration will indicate the networks with which the equipment is designed to work and any notified networks with which the equipment may have inter-working difficulties. The manufacturer shall also associate a ..

This table shows the countries currently under the CTR21 - Page 100

100 Notebook PC E-Manual This table shows the countries currently under the CTR21 standard. Country Applied More Testing Austria 1 Yes No Belgium Yes No Czech Republic No Not Applicable Denmark 1 Yes Yes Finland Yes No France Yes No Germany Yes No Greece Yes No Hungary No Not Applicable Iceland Yes No Ireland Yes No Italy Still Pending Still Pending Israel No No Lichtenstein Yes No Luxemburg Yes No The Netherlands 1 Yes Yes Norway Yes No Poland No Not Applicable Portugal No Not Applicable Spain No Not Applicable Sweden Yes No Switzerland Yes No United Kingdom Yes No

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Federal Communications Commission - Page 101

Notebook PC E-Manual 101 This information was copied from CETECOM and is supplied without liability. For updates to this table, you may visit http://www.cetecom.de/technologies/ctr_21. html 1 National requirements will apply only if the equipment may use pulse dialling (manufacturers may state in the user guide that the equipment is only intended to support DTMF signalling, which would make any additional testing superfluous). In The Netherlands additional testing is required for series connection and caller ID facilities. Federal Communications Commission Interference Statement This devic..

FCC Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure Caution - Page 102

102 Notebook PC E-Manual • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. WARNING! The use of a shielded-type power cord is required in order to meet FCC emission limits and to prevent interference to the nearby radio and television reception. It is essential that only the supplied power cord be used. Use only shielded cables to connect I/O devices to this equipment. You are cautioned that changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsib..

Notebook PC E-Manual - Page 103

Notebook PC E-Manual 103 CE Mark Warning This device complies with the R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC (replaced in 2017 by RED 2014/53/EU), the EMC Directive 2004/108/EC (replaced in April 2016 by 2014/30/ EU), and the Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC (replaced in April 2016 by 2014/35/ EU) issued by the Commission of the European Community. Countries where the device will be sold to: AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IT IS LI LT LU LV MT NL NO PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

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IC Radiation Exposure Statement for Canada - Page 104

104 Notebook PC E-Manual IC Radiation Exposure Statement for Canada This equipment complies with IC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. To maintain compliance with IC RF exposure compliance requirements, please avoid direct contact to the transmitting antenna during transmitting. End users must follow the specific operating instructions for satisfying RF exposure compliance. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: • This device may not cause interference and • This device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause ..

Notebook PC E-Manual - Page 105

Notebook PC E-Manual 105 Déclaration d’Industrie Canada relative à l’exposition aux ondes radio Cet appareil est conforme aux limites d’exposition aux radiations d’Industrie Canada définies pour un environnement non-contrôlé. Pour maintenir la conformité avec les exigences d’exposition RF d’IC, veuillez éviter tout contact direct avec l’antenne pendant l’émission. Les utilisateurs finaux doivent suivre les instructions de fonctionnement spécifiques pour satisfaire la conformité aux expositions RF. Son utilisation est sujette aux deux conditions suivantes : • C..

France Restricted Wireless Frequency Bands - Page 106

106 Notebook PC E-Manual France Restricted Wireless Frequency Bands Some areas of France have a restricted frequency band. The worst case maximum authorized power indoors are: • 10mW for the entire 2.4 GHz band (2400 MHz–2483.5 MHz) • 100mW for frequencies between 2446.5 MHz and 2483.5 MHz NOTE: Channels 10 through 13 inclusive operate in the band 2446.6 MHz to 2483.5 MHz. There are few possibilities for outdoor use: on private property or on the private property of public persons, use is subject to a preliminary authorization procedure by the Ministry of Defense, with maximum authori..

Notebook PC E-Manual - Page 107

Notebook PC E-Manual 107 Departments in which the use of the 2400–2483.5 MHz band is permitted with an EIRP of less than 100mW indoors and less than 10mW outdoors: 01 Ain 02 Aisne 03 Allier 05 Hautes Alpes 08 Ardennes 09 Ariège 11 Aude 12 Aveyron 16 Charente 24 Dordogne 25 Doubs 26 Drôme 32 Gers 36 Indre 37 Indre et Loire 41 Loir et Cher 45 Loiret 50 Manche 55 Meuse 58 Nièvre 59 Nord 60 Oise 61 Orne 63 Puy du Dôme 64 Pyrénées Atlantique 66 Pyrénées Orientales 67 Bas Rhin 68 Haut Rhin 70 Haute Saône 71 Saône et Loire 75 Paris 82 Tarn et Garonne 84 Vaucluse 88 Vosges 89 Yonne 90 T..

Notebook PC E-Manual - Page 108

108 Notebook PC E-Manual UL Safety Notices Required for UL 1459 covering telecommunications (telephone) equipment intended to be electrically connected to a telecommunication network that has an operating voltage to ground that does not exceed 200V peak, 300V peak-to-peak, and 105V rms, and installed or used in accordance with the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70). When using the Notebook PC modem, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and injury to persons, including the following: • DO NOT use the Notebook PC near water, for exa..

Notebook PC E-Manual - Page 109

Notebook PC E-Manual 109 Power Safety Requirement Products with electrical current ratings up to 6A and weighing more than 3Kg must use approved power cords greater than or equal to: H05VV-F, 3G, 0.75mm 2 or H05VV-F, 2G, 0.75mm 2 . TV Notices Note to CATV System Installer—Cable distribution system should be grounded (earthed) in accordance with ANSI/NFPA 70, the National Electrical Code (NEC), in particular Section 820.93, Grounding of Outer Conductive Shield of a Coaxial Cable – installation should include bonding the screen of the coaxial cable to the earth at the building entrance. R..

Nordic Lithium Cautions (for lithium-ion - Page 110

110 Notebook PC E-Manual Nordic Lithium Cautions (for lithium-ion batteries) CAUTION! Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions. (English) ATTENZIONE! Rischio di esplosione della batteria se sostituita in modo errato. Sostituire la batteria con un una di tipo uguale o equivalente consigliata dalla fabbrica. Non disperdere le batterie nell’ambiente. (Italian) VORSICHT! Explosionsgefahr bei unsachgemäßen Austausch der Batteri..

Optical Drive Safety Information - Page 111

Notebook PC E-Manual 111 Optical Drive Safety Information Laser Safety Information WARNING! To prevent exposure to the optical drive’s laser, do not attempt to disassemble or repair the optical drive by yourself. For your safety, contact a professional technician for assistance. CD-ROM Drive Safety Warning CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT Service warning label WARNING! INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN. DO NOT STARE INTO BEAM OR VIEW DIRECTLY WITH OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS. CDRH Regulations The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration implemented regulat..

CTR 21 Approval (for Notebook PC with built-in - Page 112

112 Notebook PC E-Manual CTR 21 Approval (for Notebook PC with built-in Modem) Danish Dutch English Finnish French

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Japan JIS-C-0950 Material Declarations - Page 114

114 Notebook PC E-Manual ENERGY STAR complied product ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. All ASUS products with the ENERGY STAR logo comply with the ENERGY STAR standard, and the power management feature is enabled by default. The monitor and computer are automatically set to sleep after 10 and 30 minutes of user inactivity. To wake your computer, click the mouse or press any key on the keyboard. Please visit http://..

This ASUS product complies with IDA Standards. - Page 115

Notebook PC E-Manual 115 ASUS Recycling/Takeback Services ASUS recycling and takeback programs come from our commitment to the highest standards for protecting our environment. We believe in providing solutions for you to be able to responsibly recycle our products, batteries, other components as well as the packaging materials. Please go to http://csr.asus.com/ english/Takeback.htm for detailed recycling information in different regions. Rechargeable Battery Recycling Service in North America For US and Canada customers, you can call 1-800-822-8837 (toll-free) for recycling information of..

Notebook PC E-Manual - Page 116

116 Notebook PC E-Manual Regional notice for India This product complies with the “India E-waste (Management and Handling) Rule 2011” and prohibits use of lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in concentrations exceeding 0.1 % by weight in homogenous materials and 0.01 % by weight in homogenous materials for cadmium, except for the exemptions listed in Schedule-II of the Rule. Notices for removable batteries • Risk of explosion if battery is replaced by an incorrect type. • The battery and its component must be..

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