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support.toshiba.com - Page 1

GMAD00411010 01/15 If you need assistance: Technical support is available online at Toshiba’s Web site at support.toshiba.com . At this Web site, you will find answers for many commonly asked technical questions plus many downloadable software drivers, BIOS updates, and other downloads. For more information, see “If Something Goes Wrong” on page 124 in this guide. Portégé ® Z20-B Series User’s Guide

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For the state of California only. - Page 2

2 California Prop 65 Warning This product contains chemicals, including lead, known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling . For the state of California only. Model: Portégé ® Z20-B Series Recordable and/or ReWritable Drive(s) and Associated Software Warranty The computer system you purchased may include Recordable and/ or ReWritable optical disc drive(s) and associated software, among the most advanced data storage technologies available. As with any new technology, you must read and follow all set-up and usage ..

Protection of Stored Data - Page 3

3 Protection of Stored Data For your important data, please make periodic back-up copies of all the data stored on the hard disk or other storage devices as a precaution against possible failures, alteration, or loss of the data. IF YOUR DATA IS ALTERED OR LOST DUE TO ANY TROUBLE, FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION OF THE HARD DISK DRIVE OR OTHER STORAGE DEVICES AND THE DATA CANNOT BE RECOVERED, TOSHIBA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS OF DATA, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGE RESULTING THEREFROM. WHEN COPYING OR TRANSFERRING YOUR DATA, PLEASE BE SURE TO CONFIRM WHETHER THE DATA HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY COPI..

FCC Notice “Declaration of Conformity - Page 4

4 FCC Notice “Declaration of Conformity Information” This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, it may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installat..

Wireless Technology - Page 5

5 Bluetooth ® Wireless Technology Interoperability This section is only applicable if your system has a Bluetooth ® module. Bluetooth ® modules are designed to be interoperable with any product with Bluetooth wireless technology that is based on Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) radio technology, and is compliant to: ❖ Bluetooth Specification as defined and approved by The Bluetooth Special Interest Group. ❖ Logo certification with Bluetooth wireless technology as defined by The Bluetooth Special Interest Group. Bluetooth modules enable wireless networks over two or more (up t..

Wireless Technology and Your - Page 6

6 Bluetooth ® Wireless Technology and Your Health The products with Bluetooth ® wireless technology, like other radio devices, emit radio frequency electromagnetic energy. The level of energy emitted by devices with Bluetooth wireless technology however is much less than the electromagnetic energy emitted by wireless devices such as mobile phones. Because products with Bluetooth wireless technology operate within the guidelines found in radio frequency safety standards and recommendations, TOSHIBA believes Bluetooth wireless technology is safe for use by consumers. These standards and rec..

Wireless Interoperability - Page 7

7 Wireless Interoperability Wireless LAN products are designed to be interoperable with any wireless LAN product that is based on Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) radio technology, and is compliant to: ❖ The IEEE 802.11 Standard on Wireless LANs (Revision a/b/g/n/ ac), as defined and approved by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. ❖ The Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi ® ) certification as defined by the Wi- Fi Alliance. The “Wi-Fi CERTIFIED” logo is a certification mark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. Bluetooth ® and Wireless LAN devices operate within the same radio freq..

Canada – Industry Canada (IC) - Page 8

8 In some situations or environments, the use of Wireless LAN may be restricted by the proprietor of the building or responsible representatives of the organization. These situations may for example include: ❖ Using the Wireless LAN equipment on board airplanes, or ❖ In any other environment where the risk of interference to other devices or services is perceived or identified as harmful. If you are uncertain of the policy that applies on the use of wireless devices in a specific organization or environment (e.g. airports), you are encouraged to ask for authorization to use the Wireless..

NOTE - Page 9

9 Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of this device. L’ utilisation de ce dispositif est soumis aux deux conditions suivantes: (1) il ne doit pas produire de brouillage et (2) l’utilisateur du dispositif doit être prêt à accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique reçu, même s’il est susceptible de compromettre son fonctionnement. To prevent radio interference to the licensed service, this device is intended to be..

Regulatory statements - Page 10

10 Regulatory statements This product complies with any mandatory product specification in any country/region where the product is sold. In addition, the product complies with the following: EU Declaration of Conformity TOSHIBA declares that this product conforms to the following Standards: This product is carrying the CE-Mark in accordance with the related European Directives. The party responsible for CE-Marking is TOSHIBA Europe GmbH, Hammfelddamm 8, 41460 Neuss, Germany. Supplementary Information: *The product complies with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC, the EM..

The European Union WEEE (Waste from - Page 11

11 The European Union WEEE (Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Directive Information The European Union WEEE (Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Directive is intended to protect the quality of the environment and human health through the responsible use of natural resources and the adoption of waste management strategies that focus on recycling and reuse. This Directive requires producers of electrical and electronic products put on the market in European Union (EU) member countries after August 2005 to mark such products with a crossed-out wheeled bin with a black..

Europe - Restrictions for use of 2.4 GHz - Page 12

12 Europe - Restrictions for use of 2.4 GHz Frequencies in European Community Countries België/ Belgique: For private usage outside buildings across public grounds over less than 300m no special registration with IBPT/BIPT is required. Registration to IBPT/BIPT is required for private usage outside buildings across public grounds over more than 300m. For registration and license please contact IBPT/BIPT. Voor privé-gebruik buiten gebouw over publieke groud over afstand kleiner dan 300m geen registratie bij BIPT/IBPT nodig; voor gebruik over afstand groter dan 300m is wel registratie bij B..

Europe - Restrictions for Use of 5 GHz - Page 13

13 Europe - Restrictions for Use of 5 GHz Frequencies in European Community Countries O: allowed x: forbidden ❖ To remain in conformance with European spectrum usage laws for Wireless LAN operation, the above 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz channel limitations apply. The user should use the wireless LAN utility to check the current channel of operation. If operation is occurring outside of the allowable frequencies as listed above, the user must cease operating the Wireless LAN at that location and consult the local technical support staff responsible for the wireless network. ❖ The 5 GHz Turbo mode ..

Using this Equipment in Japan - Page 14

14 Taiwan The legal communications mentioned in the above item refer to radio communications operated in accordance with telecommunication laws and regulations. Low power radio frequency electric machinery shall resist against interference from legal communications or from industrial, scientific and medical radio emission electric machinery. Using this Equipment in Japan In Japan, the frequency bandwidth of 2,400 MHz to 2,483.5 MHz for second generation low-power data communication systems such as this equipment overlaps that of mobile object identification systems (premises radio station a..

VCCI Class B Information - Page 15

15 2. Indication The indication shown below appears on this equipment. 1 2.4: This equipment uses a frequency of 2.4 GHz. 2 DS: This equipment uses DS-SS modulation. OF: This equipment uses OFDM modulation. 3 The interference range of this equipment is less than 40m. 4 This equipment uses a frequency bandwidth from 2,400 MHz to 2,483.5 MHz. It is possible to avoid the band of mobile object identification systems. The indication shown below appears on this equipment. 1 2.4: This equipment uses a frequency of 2.4 GHz. 2 FH: This equipment uses FH-SS modulation. 3 The interference range of thi..

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16 Device Authorization This device obtains the Technical Regulation Conformity Certification and the Technical Conditions Compliance Approval, and it belongs to the device class of radio equipment of low-power data communication system radio station stipulated in the Radio Law and the Telecommunications Business Law of Japan. Copyright This guide is copyrighted by Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. with all rights reserved. Under the copyright laws, this guide cannot be reproduced in any form without the prior written permission of Toshiba. No patent liability is assumed, however, w..

Trademarks - Page 17

17 Trademarks Portégé, Accupoint, and eco Utility are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. and/or Toshiba Corporation. Adobe and Photoshop are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Toshiba is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners. U.S. patents apply to this product. See http://patents.dts.com . Manufactured under licens..

Device Recycling Information - Page 18

18 Device Recycling Information As part of a commitment to people and the future, Toshiba promotes the efficient use of resources by working to achieve our zero-waste- to-landfill goal at all our production sites. In addition to our existing waste reduction and recycling policies, Toshiba is strongly committed to reducing electronic waste. In order to ensure efficient use of resources and appropriate treatment of hazardous substances, in accordance with recycling regulations in each state, country, and territory, Toshiba wants to make it easy for customers to recycle products at the end of ..

Chapter 1: Getting Started - Page 19

19 Contents Introduction ....................................................... 25 This guide ............................................................ 27 Safety icons ......................................................... 28 Other icons used ............................................ 28 Your device’s features and specifications ..... 29 Documentation .................................................... 29 Service options .................................................... 29 Chapter 1: Getting Started ...................................... 30 Selecting a place to work ...........

Contents - Page 20

20 Contents Using the notebook with an external keyboard, mouse or monitor .................... 38 Typing style .................................................... 39 Taking breaks and varying tasks ................... 40 Mobile computing tips ................................... 40 Transporting the notebook ............................ 40 Seeking additional help .................................. 41 Check list ....................................................... 41 Precautions .................................................... 42 Setting up your device ..................................

Contents - Page 21

21 Contents Directing the display output when your device is attached to the keyboard dock ......................................................... 67 Directing the display output when your device is in tablet mode ........................... 68 Adjusting the quality of the external display ...................................................... 69 Customizing your device’s settings ..................... 69 Caring for your device .......................................... 70 Cleaning the device ....................................... 70 Moving the device ....................................

Contents - Page 22

22 Contents What to do when the main battery runs low .................................................... 87 Setting battery notifications ........................... 87 Conserving battery power ............................. 88 Power Plans ................................................... 89 Using the eco power plan .................................... 90 Changing the main battery .................................. 91 Taking care of your battery .................................. 91 Safety precautions ......................................... 91 Maintaining your battery ...................

Contents - Page 23

23 Contents TOSHIBA Application Installer ........................... 117 PC Health Monitor ............................................. 118 Display Utility ..................................................... 119 TruCapture™ ..................................................... 120 To crop a photo ........................................... 122 To convert text in an image to editable text ......................................................... 122 Chapter 6: If Something Goes Wrong ................... 124 Problems that are easy to fix ............................. 124 Problems when y..

Appendix B: Power Cord/Cable Connectors - Page 24

24 Contents Sleep mode .................................................. 150 Hibernation mode ........................................ 151 Output (Display switch) ............................... 151 Display brightness ....................................... 152 Disabling or enabling wireless devices ........ 152 Disabling or enabling the touch pad ............ 152 Disabling or enabling the cursor control overlay .................................................... 153 Disabling or enabling the numeric overlay .................................................... 153 Disabling or enabling th..

Introduction - Page 25

25 Introduction Welcome to the world of powerful, portable, multimedia computing. With your Toshiba device, your work and entertainment can accompany you wherever you go. Your device is ENERGY STAR ® qualified. Toshiba is a partner in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR ® Program and has designed this device to meet the latest ENERGY STAR ® guidelines for energy efficiency. Your device ships with the power management options preset to a configuration that will provide the most stable operating environment and optimum system performance for both AC power and battery ..

Introduction - Page 26

26 Introduction When considering additions to your home office, purchase products that have earned the ENERGY STAR ® for all your equipment needs, which can save you money, save energy, and help protect the climate. Visit http://www.energystar.gov or http://www.energystar.gov/powermanagement for more information regarding the ENERGY STAR ® Program. This device is compatible with European Union Directive 2011/65/EU, Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS), which restricts use of certain chemicals including, but not limited to, le..

support.toshiba.com - Page 27

27 Introduction This guide The product specifications and configuration information are designed for a product Series. Your particular model may not have all the features and specifications listed or illustrated. For more detailed information about the features and specifications on your particular model, please visit Toshiba’s Web site at support.toshiba.com . While Toshiba has made every effort at the time of publication to ensure the accuracy of the information provided herein, product specifications, configurations, prices, system/component/options availability are all subject to chan..

Other icons used - Page 28

28 Introduction Safety icons Safety icons This manual contains safety instructions that must be observed to avoid potential hazards that could result in personal injuries, damage to your equipment, or loss of data. These safety cautions have been classified according to the seriousness of the risk, and icons highlight these instructions as follows: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury. Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. Indicates a potentially hazardo..

Your device’s features and specifications - Page 29

29 Introduction Documentation Your device’s features and specifications Certain device chassis are designed to accommodate all possible configurations for an entire product Series. Your select model may not have all the features and specifications corresponding to all of the icons or switches shown on the device chassis, unless you have selected all those features. This information applies to all the features and icons described in this guide. Below are examples of some of the many possible icons used on your device: (Sample Illustration) System icons Documentation Your device comes with ..

Selecting a place to work - Page 30

30 Chapter 1 Getting Started This chapter provides tips for using your device effectively, summarizes how to connect components, and explains what to do the first time you use your device. Please read the safety instruction information on the Quick Start document (that shipped with your device) carefully and make sure you fully understand the instructions before you attempt to use your device in order to avoid potential hazards that could cause bodily injury, property damage, or damage the device. Selecting a place to work Your device is portable and designed to be used in a variety of circ..

(Sample Illustration) Front view with the keyboard dock - Page 31

31 Getting Started Features and components Features and components For further details on each of the items listed in the following section, be sure to follow the provided references to sections later in this document or on the Quick Start document that shipped with your device. Front (Sample Illustration) Front view with the keyboard dock To view the keyboard dock and touch pad components, refer the Quick Start document that shipped with your device, or see “Using the TOSHIBA Accupoint®” on page 61 , “Using the touch pad” on page 61 , and “Using the keyboard” on page 76 . ❖ ..

(Sample Illustration) Back view - Page 32

32 Getting Started Features and components ❖ Internal microphones —Allow you to record sounds using the device’s internal microphones or an optional external microphone. You can listen to audio files using the built-in speakers, headphones, or external speakers. ❖ Ambient light sensor —Enables the device to adjust the screen brightness to conserve battery power. ❖ Web Camera* —Allows you to take still photos (includes flash settings) or record videos. For more information, see “Using the Web Camera” on page 102 . ❖ Web Camera indicator* —Indicates the ON/OFF status of ..

(Sample Illustration) Left side view - Page 33

33 Getting Started Features and components Left side (Sample Illustration) Left side view Make sure the Security lock switch is in the unlocked position before attaching or detaching the tablet from the keyboard dock, to avoid damaging the tablet and keyboard dock. ❖ Security lock switch —Allows you to engage or disengage the device lock. ❖ Security lock slot —Allows you to secure your device, using a device lock, see “Using a device lock” on page 70 . ❖ RGB (Monitor) port* —Allows you to connect an external monitor or projector, “Connecting an HDMI™- compatible televisi..

(Sample Illustration) Right side view - Page 34

34 Getting Started Features and components Right side (Sample Illustration) Right side view Tablet features ❖ Power button —Turns the device ON and OFF. Press and hold the button for several seconds to turn the device ON/OFF. Press the button quickly to wake the device from Sleep mode or to place it into Sleep mode. For more information, see “To Shut down your device” on page 48 . ❖ Reset button —Allows you to shut down your device in the event that an application has frozen the screen. Never use a pencil to press the Reset button. Pencil lead can break off inside the device and..

(Sample Illustration) Bottom view - Page 35

35 Getting Started Features and components ❖ Micro SD™ slot —Supports the use of microSD™ (SD™) media. For more information, see “Using the Memory card reader” on page 102 . ❖ Headphone/Microphone jack —Allows you to listen to or record sounds onto your device. For more information, see “Using external speakers or headphones” on page 101 . Keyboard dock features ❖ USB 3.0 ports —Allows the transfer of data via the USB cable (not included). ❖ Network port —Allows connection to a computer network via an ethernet cable (not included). ❖ Attach/Detach indicator l..

(Sample Illustration) Underside view - Page 36

36 Getting Started Features and components Underside (Sample Illustration) Underside view ❖ Reset button —Allows you to shut down your device in the event that the device has frozen. Never use a pencil to press the Reset button. Pencil lead can break off inside the device and damage it. Pen (Sample Illustration) Pen ❖ Pen button —Hold to enable the Right mouse click functionality. Setting up a work environment Place the device on a hard flat surface that is large enough for the device and any other items you are using, such as a printer. Leave enough space around the device and othe..

Keeping yourself comfortable - Page 37

37 Getting Started Features and components ❖ Equipment that generates a strong electromagnetic field, such as stereo speakers (other than speakers that are connected to the device) or speakerphones. ❖ Rapid changes in temperature or humidity and sources of temperature change such as air conditioner vents or heaters. ❖ Extreme heat, cold, or humidity. ❖ Liquids and corrosive chemicals. Keeping yourself comfortable This section provides information for setting up your work environment and tips for working comfortably throughout the day. Device user comfort recommendations Good Working..

Using the notebook with an external keyboard, - Page 38

38 Getting Started Features and components ❖ When typing, keep your wrists straight and try not to rest your wrists on the notebook. Support your arms on your forearm area. The forearms can be supported by the chair arm supports or the desk surface. ❖ The notebook display should be tilted so that the image on the screen is clear. ❖ Avoid glare: position the notebook so that light sources (lamps or windows) do not shine or reflect directly into your eyes. Place the notebook display away from bright light sources or reduce the light intensity from windows by using blinds. Glare on the n..

Features and components - Page 39

39 Getting Started Features and components ❖ When using a notebook for long hours, it may be more comfortable to dock the notebook and use an external keyboard, mouse and monitor. ❖ The keyboard and mouse (or trackball) should be close to your elbow level. ❖ The mouse should be next to the keyboard to avoid a reach. If you have to reach, the arm should be supported in the forearm area by the desk surface or the chair arm supports. ❖ Alternative keyboards, such as the split curved keyboard, may improve shoulder and arm comfort. ❖ Select a mouse that is comfortable for you to use. ..

Taking breaks and varying tasks - Page 40

40 Getting Started Features and components Taking breaks and varying tasks ❖ Change the way you work so that you are not stuck in the same posture for long periods of time. Some people find it comfortable to occasionally stand while using the notebook. To do this properly, the notebook needs to be on an elevated surface. Make sure you follow the Good Working Posture points mentioned above while working. ❖ Take short, strategically spaced rest breaks to avoid eye strain and body fatigue. For example, stand up and walk around or stretch for a few minutes every hour. ❖ Taking regular bre..

Features and components - Page 41

41 Getting Started Features and components Seeking additional help Follow the advice from your employer’s company health and safety staff. Contact them if you need assistance making adjustment to your workstation or adjusting the lighting. Again, if you experience persistent or recurrent pain, ache, numbness, burning, or stiffness you should promptly see a qualified health care provider. These sensations may be caused by serious medical conditions that can be treated. For more specific recommendations on the safety and comfort of your computer environment, customers in the United States m..

Features and components - Page 42

42 Getting Started Features and components Precautions Your device is designed to provide optimum safety and ease of use, and to withstand the rigors of travel. You should observe certain precautions to further reduce the risk of personal injury or damage to the device. ❖ Avoid prolonged physical contact with the underside or surface of the device. Never allow any liquids to spill into any part of your device, and never expose the device to rain, water, seawater or moisture. Exposure to liquid or moisture can cause electric shock or fire, resulting in damage or serious injury. If any of t..

“Setting up your software” on - Page 43

43 Getting Started Setting up your device Consider using a hard device insulating pad or similarly suitable hard insulating material when using a device on your lap. Never place a heavy object on the device and be careful not to drop a heavy object onto the device. It could damage the device or cause system failure. ❖ Never turn off the device if a drive light indicates a drive is active. Turning off the device while it is reading from or writing to a disk/disc or flash media may damage the disk/disc or flash media, the drive, or both. ❖ Keep the device and disks away from objects that ..

“Connecting to a power source” - Page 44

44 Getting Started Connecting to a power source To use external power or to charge the battery you must attach the AC adaptor. See “Connecting to a power source” on page 44 . Please handle your device carefully to avoid scratching or damaging the surface. Connecting to a power source Your device requires power to operate. Use the power cord/cable and AC adaptor to connect the device to a live electrical outlet, or to charge the device’s battery. Never pull on a power cord/cable to remove a plug from a socket. Always grasp the plug directly. Failure to follow this instruction may damag..

Connecting to a power source - Page 45

45 Getting Started Connecting to a power source To connect AC power to the device: 1 Connect the power cord/cable to the AC adaptor. California Prop 65 Warning This product contains chemicals, including lead, known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling . 2 Plug the AC adaptor cord into the DC-IN on the side of the device. To locate your DC-IN port, please refer to your Quick Start document. 3 Connect the power cord/cable to a live electrical outlet. The AC power light on the indicator panel glows. Never attempt to ..

“Exploring Your Device’s Features” on page 94 - Page 46

46 Getting Started Charging the main battery Charging the main battery The device’s battery is not accessible by the user. Before using the battery to power the device, you must charge the battery. To charge the battery, leave the device plugged into an AC power source with the device turned off until the battery light glows white. After that, the battery will be completely charged and ready to power the device. Battery life and charge time may vary depending on the applications power management settings, and features used. Using the device for the first time The device is now ready for y..

Registering your device with Toshiba - Page 47

47 Getting Started Registering your device with Toshiba Setting up your software When you turn on the device for the first time, do not turn off the power again until the operating system has loaded completely. The names of windows displayed, and the order in which windows appear, may vary according to your software setup choices. The first time you turn on your device, the setup guides you through steps to set up your software. Follow the on-screen instructions. Registering your device with Toshiba Product registration is strongly recommended, and allows Toshiba to send you periodic update..

To Shut down your device - Page 48

48 Getting Started To Shut down your device To Shut down your device 1 Press the Windows ® ( ) key to display the Start screen. Pressing the power button before shutting down the Windows ® operating system could cause you to lose your work. Make sure the system indicator panel’s storage drive light and the drive in-use light are off. If you turn off the power while a disk/disc is being accessed, you may lose data or damage the disk/disc and/or drive. 2 Click or touch the Power ( ) icon at the upper-right corner of the screen. (Sample Image) Shut down To perform a Hybrid shut down, (inst..

To Restart your device - Page 49

49 Getting Started To Restart your device To Restart your device 1 Press the Windows ® ( ) key to display the Start screen. 2 Click or touch the Power ( ) icon at the upper-right corner of the screen. (Sample Image) Restart 3 Highlight Restart , and then click or touch the Restart option. The device closes all open applications, and restarts the operating system. To place your device in Sleep mode 1 Press the Windows ® ( ) key to display the Start screen. If you power down using the Sleep command and the battery discharges fully, your unsaved information will be lost. Be sure to save your..

Adding optional external devices - Page 50

50 Getting Started Adding optional external devices Adding optional external devices Before adding external devices, Toshiba recommends setting up your software. See “Setting up your software” on page 47 . After starting your device for the first time you may want to: ❖ Connect external devices (see “Connecting an external device” on page 65 ) ❖ Connect an external monitor (see “Using external display devices” on page 66 ) Adding memory Your device comes with enough memory to run most of today’s popular applications. Toshiba will not be responsible for any product damage, ..

Recovering the Internal Storage Drive - Page 51

51 Getting Started Recovering the Internal Storage Drive A recovery image of your device is stored on the internal storage drive, and the image can be restored by running the recovery utilities directly from your internal storage drive as described in the sections below. However, it is strongly recommended that you create recovery media. If the recovery files on your internal storage drive become corrupted or are deleted, you can restore your system from your recovery media. Also, if your original internal storage drive fails, you can restore your system to a new internal storage drive from..

(Sample Image) TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator dialog - Page 52

52 Getting Started Recovering the Internal Storage Drive When you create recovery media, only the operating system files and drivers originally shipped with the device are backed up to the external media and can be restored from this media. Any files that you created are not backed up on the recovery media. You will need to separately back up the files you created; for more information, see “Backing up your work” on page 81 . When you create recovery media, the system will prompt you to insert several blank DVDs or connect one or more USB flash drives of a certain minimum capacity to yo..

Recovering the Internal Storage Drive - Page 53

53 Getting Started Recovering the Internal Storage Drive 2 Select DVD or USB Flash from the drop-down list, depending on the type of external media you want to use. 3 Check the “Information” area of the dialog box to determine the number of DVDs you will need and/or the minimum amount of storage space required for copying your system’s recovery files to USB flash drive(s). 4 Do one of the following: ❖ If you are copying files to DVD, insert a blank DVD into the optional external writable optical disc drive. ❖ If you are copying files to a USB flash drive, connect a USB flash drive..

Recovering the Internal Storage Drive - Page 54

54 Getting Started Recovering the Internal Storage Drive Restoring from recovery media The recovery process deletes information stored on the internal storage drive. Be sure to save your work to external media before executing the recovery (see “Backing up your work” on page 81 ). During the recovery process your device must be connected to an external power source via the AC adaptor. If you have created recovery media for your system, you can restore your system from such media, if necessary. For example, if your original internal storage drive fails, you can restore your system to a n..

Recovering the Internal Storage Drive - Page 55

55 Getting Started Recovering the Internal Storage Drive 5 A warning screen appears, stating that when the recovery is executed all data on your internal storage drive will be deleted and rewritten. Click or touch Yes to continue. 6 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the recovery process. When the process is complete, a message displays indicating that the drive has been recovered. 7 Click or touch Finish to restart the device. Refresh your PC (with user’s data) Using “Refresh your PC” recovers your Windows ® installation to an earlier state while attempting to keep your d..

Recovering the Internal Storage Drive - Page 56

56 Getting Started Recovering the Internal Storage Drive 3 Click or touch Change PC Settings . The PC settings window appears. (Sample Image) PC settings screen 4 Click or touch Update and recovery . 5 Click or touch Recovery . 6 Under Refresh your PC without affecting your files , click or touch Get Started . The “Refresh your PC” screen appears. (Sample Image) Refresh your PC screen Toshiba does not guarantee successful data back up. Be sure to save your work to external media before executing the recovery (see “Backing up your work” on page 81 ).

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(Sample Image) Ready to refresh your PC screen - Page 57

57 Getting Started Recovering the Internal Storage Drive 7 Click or touch the Next button to begin. The “Ready to refresh your PC” screen appears. (Sample Image) Ready to refresh your PC screen You will be prompted to refresh your system. 8 Click or touch the Refresh button. 9 Your system will restart. The “Refreshing your PC” window appears. When the process is complete your system will reboot your Windows ® operating system. Reset your PC The recovery process deletes information stored on the internal storage drive. Be sure to save your work to external media before executing the..

Recovering the Internal Storage Drive - Page 58

58 Getting Started Recovering the Internal Storage Drive 3 Click or touch Change PC Settings . The PC settings window appears. (Sample Image) PC settings screen 4 Click or touch Update and recovery . 5 Click or touch Recovery . 6 Under Remove everything and reinstall Windows , click or touch Get Started . The “Reset your PC” screen appears. (Sample Image) Reset your PC screen

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Recovering the Internal Storage Drive - Page 59

59 Getting Started Recovering the Internal Storage Drive 7 Click or touch the Next button. The “Do you want to fully clean your drive?” screen appears. (Sample Image) Do you want to fully clean your drive screen 8 Select one of the following options: ❖ Just remove my files ❖ Fully clean the drive The “Ready to reset your PC” screen appears. (Sample Image) Ready to reset your PC screen 9 Click or touch the Reset button. The “Resetting your PC” window appears. When the process is complete your system will reboot your Windows ® operating system.

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(Sample Image) Installing drivers and applications - Page 60

60 Getting Started Recovering the Internal Storage Drive Selecting the “Fully clean the drive” option may take several hours. Installing drivers and applications The TOSHIBA Application Installer allows you to reinstall the drivers and applications that were originally bundled with your device. You must have an Internet connection to reinstall applications. To reinstall drivers and applications: 1 From the Start screen begin typing TOSHIBA Application Installer and click or touch your selection. If you are in the Desktop, press the Windows ® ( ) key to display the Start screen. Click o..

(Sample Illustration) TOSHIBA Accupoint - Page 61

61 Getting Started Using the TOSHIBA Accupoint ® Using the TOSHIBA Accupoint ® (Available on certain models.) (Sample Illustration) TOSHIBA Accupoint ® and buttons Accupoint ® pointing device —Moves the cursor and selects items on the screen. To move the cursor, gently push the pointing device in the direction you want the cursor to move. Pushing harder on the pointing device moves the cursor faster. Accupoint ® Primary button —Performs the same function as the left button on a mouse. When a step instructs you to click or touch or choose an item, move the cursor to the item, then p..

Using the touch pad - Page 62

62 Getting Started Using the touch pad The touch pad will not work in DOS, BIOS setup, or the recovery menu. You can use the touch pad (the small, touch-sensitive area in front of the keyboard) and the adjacent control buttons to: ❖ Move the pointer on the screen ❖ Select an item on the screen ❖ Open or activate an item on the screen ❖ Scroll through a document or information ❖ Zoom in for a close-up view ❖ Zoom out to see more information at once (Sample Illustration) The touch pad and associated control buttons Refer to the table below for specific instructions on performing e..

Using the touch pad - Page 63

63 Getting Started Using the touch pad To: Do the following: Example: Move the on- screen pointer Slide your finger across the touch pad in the direction you want to move the pointer. To move the pointer a longer distance, slide your finger several times across the touch pad in the preferred direction. (Sample Illustration) Pointer moves to the right Select an item 1 Move the pointer to the item you want to select. 2 Do one of the following: ❖ Tap the touch pad once OR ❖ Press and release the primary (left-hand) control button (Sample Illustration) Tap once to select Open or activate an..

Adjusting touch pad settings - Page 64

64 Getting Started Using the touch pad Adjusting touch pad settings While you are typing, the on-screen pointer may seem to move or jump around “by itself” to random locations on the screen. The on-screen pointer may also seem to automatically select text, click buttons, and activate other user interface elements. For help with these problems, try one or more of the following: ❖ Try adjusting your typing technique to avoid accidental contact with the touch pad. You may be inadvertently brushing the touch pad with the heel of your hand as you type. Also, accidental light touches or tap..

Disabling or enabling the touch pad - Page 65

65 Getting Started Using the touch pad ❖ Temporarily disable the touch pad, so that it does not respond to touch or button presses while you type. See “Disabling or enabling the touch pad” on page 65 . ❖ Adjust the sensitivity of the touch pad, so that it is less responsive to accidental light taps and lighter finger pressure. Touch pad setting options vary by device model. The touch pad settings are accessible through the Mouse Properties option of the Windows ® Control Panel. For more information, please visit support.toshiba.com . Disabling or enabling the touch pad The touch pa..

(Sample Illustration) Video ports side of device - Page 66

66 Getting Started Using external display devices Using external display devices Your device comes with a built-in display, but you can also connect the following types of external display devices to the video ports described below: To locate your HDMI™*, Micro HDMI™*, or RGB port*, please refer to your Quick Start document. ❖ An HDMI™-compatible television or external display device via the HDMI™ Out port* or Micro HDMI™ port* ❖ An external monitor or projector via the RGB (monitor) port* (Sample Illustration) Video ports side of device For more information on purchasing a ca..

Connecting an external monitor or projector - Page 67

67 Getting Started Using external display devices Connecting an external monitor or projector You can easily attach an external monitor or projector to your device if you need a larger screen. To do this: 1 Read the directions that came with the monitor to see if you first need to install new software. 2 Connect the monitor’s video cable to the RGB (monitor) or HDMI™ port on the side of the keyboard dock. 3 Connect the monitor’s power cable to a live electrical outlet. 4 Turn on the external device. Your device will automatically detect the external display device. You can change the ..

Directing the display output when your device is - Page 68

68 Getting Started Using external display devices ❖ Extend ❖ Second screen only (Sample Image) Display options window The Windows ® ( ) + P keys navigate through the options without activating a selection. Press ENTER to activate a selection. You may also use the FN + F5 key, and then press ENTER to activate a selection. Directing the display output when your device is in tablet mode You can select the display output using the following steps: 1 From the Start or Desktop screen, move your pointer over the upper or lower right corner of the screen or swipe in from the right edge. 2 When..

Adjusting the quality of the external display - Page 69

69 Getting Started Customizing your device’s settings 3 Select Second screen ( ). (Sample Image) Display options window 4 Select the desired display setting. Adjusting the quality of the external display To obtain the best picture quality from your television (or other video display device), you may need to adjust the video settings. See the video device documentation for additional configuration steps. Customizing your device’s settings There are several ways in which you can customize your device to suit your particular requirements. You can go into your device settings to make adjust..

“Taking care of your battery” on page 91 - Page 70

70 Getting Started Caring for your device Caring for your device This section gives tips on cleaning and moving your device. For information about taking care of your device’s battery, see “Taking care of your battery” on page 91 . Please handle your device carefully to avoid scratching or damaging the surface. Cleaning the device Keep liquids, including cleaning fluid, out of the device’s keyboard, speakers, and other openings. Never spray cleaner directly onto the device and/or display. Never use harsh or caustic chemical products to clean the device. To keep your device clean, ge..

(Sample Illustration) Attaching security lock cable - Page 71

71 Getting Started Caring for your device To secure the device: 1 Slide the Security Lock switch to the unlocked position. 2 Wrap the cable through or around some part of a heavy object. Make sure there is no way for a potential thief to slip the cable off the object. 3 Pass the locking end through the loop. 4 Insert the cable’s locking end into the security lock slot on your device, then engage the locking device. The device is now securely locked. 5 Slide the Security Lock switch to the locked position. (Sample Illustration) Attaching security lock cable Make sure the Security Lock swit..

“Saving your work” on page 81 - Page 72

72 Chapter 2 Learning the Basics This chapter gives some computing tips and provides important information about basic features. Computing tips ❖ Save your work frequently. Your work stays in the device’s temporary memory until you save it to the internal storage drive. If the network you are using goes down and you must restart your device to reconnect, or your battery runs out of charge while you are working, you will lose all work since you last saved. See “Saving your work” on page 81 for further information. HINT: Some programs have an automatic save feature that can be activat..

Learning the Basics - Page 73

73 Learning the Basics Computing tips ❖ Back up your files to external media on a regular basis. Label the backup copies clearly and store them in a safe place. It is easy to put off backing up because it takes time. However, if your internal storage drive suddenly fails, you will lose all the data on it unless you have a separate backup copy. For more information, see “Data and system configuration backup in the Windows® operating system” on page 142 . ❖ Use Error-checking and Disk Defragmenter regularly to check and optimize disk space and improve performance. ❖ Scan all new fi..

(Sample Image) Attaching the keyboard dock - Page 74

74 Learning the Basics Attaching and detaching the keyboard dock Attaching and detaching the keyboard dock Make sure the Security Lock switch is in the unlocked position before attaching or detaching the tablet from the keyboard dock, to avoid damaging the tablet and keyboard dock. Attaching the tablet and keyboard dock 1 Make sure the Security Lock switch is in the unlocked ( ) position. 2 Align the guides on the keyboard dock bracket to the guide points at the bottom edge of the tablet and gently press the tablet straight down into the bracket until it clicks in place. When the keyboard d..

Attaching and detaching the keyboard dock - Page 75

75 Learning the Basics Attaching and detaching the keyboard dock Detaching the tablet and keyboard dock Close all applications and save all unsaved files before detaching the tablet from the keyboard. Do not disconnect the tablet from the keyboard while an application is running to avoid loss of files or data. 1 Make sure the Security Lock switch is in the unlocked ( ) position. 2 There are two (2) ways to undock the tablet and keyboard dock: ❖ Press the FN ( ) + E ( ) keys to undock. You will hear a chime when the software undocking process is complete. ❖ Touch the Show hidden icons ( ..

“TOSHIBA Function Keys” on page 149 - Page 76

76 Learning the Basics Using the keyboard Using the keyboard Your device’s keyboard dock contains character keys, control keys, function keys, and special Windows ® keys. (Sample Illustration) Keyboard Function keys The function keys (not to be confused with the Fn key) are the 12 keys at the top of the keyboard. (Sample Illustration) Function keys F1 through F12 are called function keys because they execute programmed functions when pressed. Used in combination with the FN key, function keys marked with icons execute specific functions on the device. For example, FN + F9 turns the touch..

(Sample Illustration) Numeric and cursor control overlay - Page 77

77 Learning the Basics Using the keyboard Overlay keys The keys with gray numbers and symbols on the front of them form the numeric and cursor overlay. This overlay lets you enter numeric data or control the cursor as you would using the 10-key keypad on a desktop computer’s keyboard. (Sample Illustration) Numeric and cursor control overlay Using the overlay to type numeric data The keys with the numbers on their right front are the numeric overlay keys. To turn the numeric overlay on, press Fn and F11 simultaneously. The numeric overlay light glows when the numeric overlay is on. To disa..

Touch screen navigation - Page 78

78 Learning the Basics Backlit keyboard dock Backlit keyboard dock Your keyboard may have a backlight illumination feature. If the keyboard backlight setting is set to Auto, the backlight turns on when you type on the keyboard and turns off after a certain interval when you stop typing. You can modify the time-out interval or change the keyboard backlight setting to always on or always off. Touch screen Your device may come with a digitizer feature, enabling direct interaction with display, apps, and programs. Your device comes with a touch screen, enabling direct interaction with displayed..

Learning the Basics - Page 79

79 Learning the Basics Mouse properties Double-tap —Tap quickly twice to zoom in. For example, double-tap a section of a Web page to zoom in on that section. Double-tap again to zoom out. Zoom out —Place and pinch two fingers together to zoom out. (Applicable to apps that support this function.) Zoom in —Place and spread two fingers apart to zoom in. (Applicable to apps that support this function.) Rotate —Place two or more fingers on an item and rotate your hand. The item rotates in the direction you turn your hand. (Not functional in all apps). Swipe from right edge —Swipe in fr..

Starting an app from the Start screen - Page 80

80 Learning the Basics Starting an app Starting an app To Start an app on the Start screen, move your pointer over the appropriate app tile and click or touch to open. To Start an app from the Desktop, move your pointer to the upper-right corner of the screen. When the Windows ® charms slide out from the right, click or touch the Start ( ) charm, and then click or touch the appropriate app tile to open. Starting an app from the Start screen To start an app on the Start screen, move your pointer over the appropriate tile and click or touch to open. Slide the bar at the bottom of the screen ..

Learning the Basics - Page 81

81 Learning the Basics Saving your work Saving your work Before you turn off the device using the Shut down command, save your work on the internal storage drive, external media, flash media, or optical disc. This is one of the most important rules of computing. Many applications offer a feature that saves documents at regular intervals. Check your program’s documentation to see if it has an automatic save feature. Backing up your work Back up all the files you create in case something happens to your device. You can back up your files to different types of media such as USB Flash, CDs, D..

Toshiba’s energy-saver design - Page 82

82 Chapter 3 Mobile Computing This chapter covers all aspects of using your device while traveling. Toshiba’s energy-saver design Your device enters a low-power suspension mode when it is not being used, thereby conserving energy and saving money in the process. It has a number of other features that enhance its energy efficiency. Many of these energy-saving features have been preset by Toshiba. We recommend you leave these features active, allowing your device to operate at its maximum energy efficiency, so that you can use it for longer periods while traveling. Running the device on bat..

“Maintaining your battery” on page 92 - Page 83

83 Mobile Computing Running the device on battery power Battery Notice Battery life rating is for comparison purposes only, and does not indicate the battery life that will be obtained by any individual user. Actual battery life may vary considerably from specifications depending on product model, configuration, applications, power management settings and features utilized, as well as the natural performance variations produced by the design of individual components. The battery life rating is only achieved on the select models and configurations tested by Toshiba under the specific test se..

Charging the main battery - Page 84

84 Mobile Computing Charging the main battery Power management Your device ships with the power management options preset to a configuration that will provide the most stable operating environment and optimum system performance for both AC power and battery modes. Changes to these settings may result in system performance or stability issues. Users who are not completely familiar with the power management component of the system should use the preset configuration. For assistance with setup changes, contact Toshiba’s Customer Support Center. Charging the main battery The battery needs to ..

“Backing up your work” on page 81 - Page 85

85 Mobile Computing Monitoring battery power The battery may not start charging immediately under the following conditions: ❖ The battery is extremely hot or cold. To ensure that the battery charges to its full capacity, wait until it reaches room temperature (50 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit, 10 to 26 degrees Celsius). ❖ The battery is almost completely discharged. Leave the power connected and the battery should begin charging after a few minutes. HINT: Once the battery is fully charged, we recommend that you periodically operate your device on battery power until the battery discharges co..

(Sample Illustration) Power and battery light locations - Page 86

86 Mobile Computing Monitoring battery power If the AC power light flashes amber during charging, either a battery pack is malfunctioning, or it is not receiving correct input from the AC power supply. HINT: Be careful not to confuse the Battery light ( ) and the ON/OFF light ( ). When the Battery light or ON/OFF light flashes amber, it indicates that the system is suspended (using the Windows ® operating system Sleep command). (Sample Illustration) Power and battery light locations Determining remaining battery power Wait a few moments after turning on the device before trying to monitor ..

What to do when the main battery runs low - Page 87

87 Mobile Computing Monitoring battery power TECHNICAL NOTE: The device drains the battery faster at low temperatures. Check your remaining charge frequently if you are working in temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The device calculates the remaining battery charge based on your current rate of power use and other factors such as the age of the battery. What to do when the main battery runs low When the main battery runs low you can: ❖ Plug the device into an external power source and recharge the main battery ❖ Save your work and turn off the device If you do not manage to do an..

(Sample Image) Advanced settings tab of Power Options - Page 88

88 Mobile Computing Monitoring battery power 5 Double-click or touch Battery to display the battery options. (Sample Image) Advanced settings tab of Power Options screen 6 Configure the alarm settings to suit your needs. Conserving battery power How long a fully charged battery pack lasts when you are using the device depends on a number of factors, such as: ❖ How the device is configured ❖ How much you use the internal storage drive or other optional devices ❖ Where you are working, since operating time decreases at low temperatures There are various ways in which you can conserve po..

Monitoring battery power - Page 89

89 Mobile Computing Monitoring battery power These power-saving options control the way in which the device is configured. By using them, you can increase the length of time you can use the device before you need to recharge the battery. Microsoft ® has combined these options into preset Power Plans. Using one of these power plans lets you choose between maximum power savings and peak system performance. You may also set individual power-saving options to suit your own needs. The following sections describe how to choose a Power Plan and discuss each power-saving option. Power Plans You ca..

“Power Plans” on page 89 - Page 90

90 Mobile Computing Using the eco power plan To edit a plan or to edit advanced settings, continue to the following steps. 5 Click or touch Change plan settings to choose the plan you want to edit. This screen allows you to change basic settings. 6 Click or touch Change advanced power settings to access settings for battery notification levels, internal storage drive power save time, etc. You can click or touch the plus signs to expand each item and to see what settings are available for each item. 7 Click or touch OK to save the plan changes you have performed. Depending on your model, the..

Changing the main battery - Page 91

91 Mobile Computing Changing the main battery Changing the main battery When your main battery has run out of power, plug in the AC adaptor. If you find that a new battery is needed, contact the location where you purchased the device for more information on replacing the battery. Toshiba will not be responsible for any product damage, data loss, service, or part replacement made necessary by improper installation of a new battery. If the device is leaking or its case is cracked, put on protective gloves to handle it. Taking care of your battery The following sections offer tips on how to t..

Maintaining your battery - Page 92

92 Mobile Computing Traveling tips Maintaining your battery Fully discharging your battery pack will allow better accuracy of the battery meter. To fully discharge your battery pack, periodically disconnect the device from a power source and operate it on battery power until the battery pack fully discharges. Disposing of your device Never attempt to dispose of a device by burning or by throwing it into a fire, and never allow exposure to a heating apparatus (e.g., microwave oven). Heat can cause a device to explode and/or release caustic liquid, both which may possibly cause serious injury..

Mobile Computing - Page 93

93 Mobile Computing Traveling tips Before using your device aboard an aircraft, make sure the Wireless antenna is OFF (Airplane mode is ON) if your device has wireless LAN capability. To enable or disable wireless communication, use the FN + F8 key . For more information see “TOSHIBA Function Keys” on page 149 . NOTE NOTE

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Exploring the Start screen - Page 94

94 Chapter 4 Exploring Your Device’s Features In this chapter, you will explore some of the special features of your device. Exploring the Start screen The Start screen is the launching pad for everything you can do in the Windows ® operating system, providing new and easy ways to access everything from your favorite apps and Web sites to your contacts and other important information. When you move your pointer to the upper-right corner of the screen, a list of Windows ® charms will slide out from the right. These Windows ® charms perform various commands, including basic tasks like tu..

Exploring Your Device’s Features - Page 95

95 Exploring Your Device’s Features Exploring the Start screen For detailed information on the new functionality, refer to the Windows ® Help and Support. (Sample Image) Windows ® Start screen Charms Use the Windows ® charms to start apps, find documents, set up system components, and perform most other computing tasks. By moving your pointer to the upper-right corner of the screen, you will find a list of charms: Search , Share , Start , Devices , and Settings . You may also access the Power and Search icons in the upper-right corner of the Start screen. Search —This charm allows yo..

Exploring Your Device’s Features - Page 96

96 Exploring Your Device’s Features Exploring the desktop Tiles Tiles can be accessed and launched from the Start screen. Typical Start screen tiles are the Desktop tile and Mail tile, as well as tiles representing all other applications downloaded to your system. Exploring the desktop You can use its features to start applications, find documents, set up system components, and perform most other computing tasks. HINT: The illustrated examples in this guide may appear slightly different from the screens displayed by your system. The differences are not significant and do not indicate any ..

Exploring Your Device’s Features - Page 97

97 Exploring Your Device’s Features Exploring the desktop Icons An icon represents a folder, file, or program that can be quickly activated by double-clicking or touching the icon. You can create a new desktop icon for any folder, file, or program by dragging the element’s icon from its location in a window to the desktop area. You may see various icons displayed on your system desktop, for example: Recycle Bin—Holds files you have deleted. You may be able to retrieve these files until you empty the Recycle Bin. ❖ TECHNICAL NOTE: If you delete a large number of files or very large f..

Exploring Your Device’s Features - Page 98

98 Exploring Your Device’s Features Windows ® Store Notification area The notification area displays icons of tasks or programs that run continuously in the background and displays notifications. To learn more about each task, position the pointer over the icon for a few moments and a short description of the task appears. Typical tasks in the notification area are Current time, Power usage mode, network connectivity status, and speaker volume. To activate a specific task, click or touch the appropriate notification area icon. Notifications There are many types of notifications you can e..

Exploring Your Device’s Features - Page 99

99 Exploring Your Device’s Features Setting up for communications Setting up for communications To connect to the Internet you need: ❖ A browser or communications program ❖ An Internet Service Provider (ISP) or online service if you plan to use the Internet ❖ A way to connect to the ISP (for example Wi-Fi ® /broadband connection, etc.) Connect to the Internet Wireless connectivity and some features may require you to purchase additional software, external hardware or services. Availability of public wireless LAN access points may be limited. Follow the steps below to set up your Wi..

Start Recording/Stop Recording button - Page 100

100 Exploring Your Device’s Features Exploring audio features Connecting your device to a network You can connect your device to a network to increase its capabilities and functionality. Accessing a network For specific information about connecting to the network, consult your network administrator. Many hotels, airports, and offices offer Wi-Fi ® access. Exploring audio features You can use your device to record sounds using the device’s internal microphones (available on certain models) or an optional external microphone. You can listen to sound files or audio CDs using the built-in ..

Using external speakers or headphones - Page 101

101 Exploring Your Device’s Features Exploring audio features 5 When you have finished recording, click or touch the Stop Recording button. The Save As dialog box appears. 6 To save the file, type a file name, and then click or touch Save . Using external speakers or headphones Your device is equipped with a full stereo sound system with internal speakers. Instead of using the internal speakers, you can connect headphones or a pair of external stereo speakers. Before putting on headphones to listen, turn the volume down. Do not set the volume too high when using headphones. Continuous exp..

Exploring Your Device’s Features - Page 102

102 Exploring Your Device’s Features Using the Web Camera Using the Web Camera Your device may come with a built-in Web Camera. With this Web Camera you can do the following: ❖ Take pictures and record videos with your device ❖ Chat with others and have them see you while using instant messaging (IM) programs ❖ Have video conference calls To email, instant message or video conference, you must be connected to the Internet. Depending on your device model, the process of sending email, taking pictures or recording video messages may vary. To access the Web Camera, from the Start scree..

(Sample Illustration) Inserting memory media - Page 103

103 Exploring Your Device’s Features Using the Memory card reader Inserting memory media To locate your Memory card reader, please refer to your Quick Start document. The following instructions apply to all types of supported media devices. 1 Turn the media so that the contacts (metal areas) are face down. 2 Push the media into the adapter until it stops. (Sample Illustration) Inserting memory media When inserting memory media, do not touch the metal contacts. You could expose the storage area to static electricity, which can destroy data. Always remove memory media when not in use. Remov..

(Sample Illustration) Removing memory media - Page 104

104 Exploring Your Device’s Features Using the Memory card reader 3 Highlight, and then click or touch the item you would like to eject. If the system is unable to prepare the media for safe removal, a message will tell you to try again later. If the media can be removed now, the system displays Safe to Remove Hardware . If the device has a spring-loaded adapter slot, see step 4 ; otherwise, skip to step 5 . 4 Gently press the card inward to release it. The card pops out slightly. 5 Grasp the card and pull it straight out. (Sample Illustration) Removing memory media Do not remove memory m..

Utilities and - Page 105

105 Chapter 5 Utilities and Applications Your device includes several utilities designed to help you to reconfigure your system to best meet your individual needs. Together, these allow you to ascertain certain system details, set additional options, or change default options. These utilities are described in this chapter. The utilities described in this chapter, and the icons shown in the sample images are applicable only if the related utility is available on your system. ❖ eco Utility® ❖ Supervisor password ❖ User password ❖ TOSHIBA Face Recognition Utility ❖ System Settings ..

Utilities and Applications - Page 106

106 Utilities and Applications eco Utility ® eco Utility ® The eco Utility ® monitors your power savings from using the eco power plan by tracking real-time power consumption and accumulated savings over time. To access the eco Utility ® : 1 From the Start screen begin typing eco Utility . 2 Click or touch eco Utility . The eco Utility ® window appears. (Sample Image) eco Utility ® window 3 To activate the eco power plan, select eco Mode on the left side. 4 Click or touch the eco Mode button. 5 Click or touch Close . For more information on the eco power plan and utility, click or tou..

Using a supervisor password - Page 107

107 Utilities and Applications Password Utility Password Utility Setting a password lets you walk away from your device while providing additional protection for your files. When you set a password, you must enter the password before you can work on your device again. TOSHIBA supports different types of passwords on your device: ❖ A supervisor password—Prohibits unauthorized users from accessing certain functions such as System Settings. This is useful if more than one person uses the device. ❖ A user password—Prevents unauthorized users from starting the device. When setting up pas..

(Sample Image) Supervisor Password tab - Page 108

108 Utilities and Applications Password Utility To set a supervisor password: 1 To access Supervisor Password from the Start screen begin typing Password Utility . 2 Click or touch Password Utility . (Sample Image) Supervisor Password tab 3 Click or touch Supervisor Password . 4 Click or touch Set . 5 Enter your password, and then enter it again to verify. 6 Click or touch Set . Under User Policy, this option may or may not ask for password verification. 7 Click or touch OK to save your password as a text file. Password Utility will suggest “memo.txt” for the text file name. If you have..

Deleting a supervisor password - Page 109

109 Utilities and Applications Password Utility Deleting a supervisor password To delete a supervisor password: 1 To access Supervisor Password from the Start screen begin typing Password Utility . 2 Click or touch Password Utility . A pop-up screen appears asking for a password. 3 Enter your password, and then click or touch Verify . 4 Click or touch Supervisor Password . 5 Click or touch Delete . An authority verification pop-up screen appears. 6 Click or touch Delete . 7 Enter the password, and then click or touch Verify . 8 Click or touch OK to exit. Using a user password A user passwor..

(Sample Image) User Password tab - Page 110

110 Utilities and Applications Password Utility To register a password for the power-on password functions: 1 To access User Password from the Start screen begin typing Password Utility . 2 Click or touch Password Utility . 3 Click or touch User Password . (Sample Image) User Password tab 4 Click or touch Set . 5 Enter your password, and then enter it again to verify. 6 Click or touch Set . 7 Click or touch OK to save your password as a text file. Password Utility will suggest “memo.txt” for the text file name. If you have saved a password previously, using the same name may overwrite y..

Utilities and Applications - Page 111

111 Utilities and Applications Password Utility Deleting a user password To cancel the power-on password function: 1 To access User Password from the Start screen begin typing Password Utility . 2 Click or touch Password Utility . A pop-up screen appears asking for a password. 3 Enter your password, and then click or touch Verify . 4 Click or touch Delete . An authority verification pop-up screen appears. 5 Click or touch Delete . 6 Enter the password, and then click or touch Verify . 7 Click or touch OK to exit.

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TOSHIBA Face Recognition Utility - Page 112

112 Utilities and Applications TOSHIBA Face Recognition Utility TOSHIBA Face Recognition Utility Your computer may come with the TOSHIBA Face Recognition utility. This utility provides another way to log on to your computer. For high security purposes, TOSHIBA Face Recognition is not a suitable substitute for Windows ® passwords. To ensure the security of your system use your established Windows ® passwords to log on. Please note that some changes to the likeness of a registrant, such as hair style changes or wearing a cap or glasses, may affect the recognition rates when such changes occ..

(Sample Image) System Settings screen – General tab - Page 113

113 Utilities and Applications System Settings System Settings System Settings is the TOSHIBA configuration management tool available through the Windows ® operating system. To access it: 1 To access System Settings from the Start screen begin typing System Settings . 2 Click or touch System Settings . The System Settings screen appears. (Sample Image) System Settings screen – General tab options The System Settings screen may have the following tabs: ❖ General —Allows you to view the current BIOS version or change certain settings back to their default values ❖ Display —Allows y..

Utilities and Applications - Page 114

114 Utilities and Applications System Settings ❖ Boot Priority —Allows you to configure boot priority settings. ❖ Panel open/Power on —Allows you to turn on the device when opening the display panel while the device is turned off. ❖ Power On By AC —Allows the device to turn on when you plug the AC adaptor in. ❖ Keyboard —Allows you to access the wake-on keyboard function, or to configure the function keys. ❖ USB ❖ Legacy USB Support —Allows you to enable/disable the keyboard/mouse/floppy diskette drive legacy emulation. ❖ Internal USB 3.0 Controller —Allows you to ..

(Sample Image) Function Key - Page 115

115 Utilities and Applications Function Key Function Key The Function option is disabled by default. TOSHIBA Function Key enables you to activate functions by pressing specific keys either singly or in combination with Fn . Some functions show the toast notification at the edge of the screen. These settings turn notifications ON/OFF. 1 To access Function Key from the Start screen begin typing Function Key . 2 Click or touch Function Key . The Function Key screen appears. (Sample Image) Function Key 3 Slide the ON/OFF switch to enable/disable each notification. 4 Click or touch Close . NOTE<..

Utilities and Applications - Page 116

116 Utilities and Applications Recovery Media Creator Recovery Media Creator The Recovery Media Creator utility enables you to create recovery media that can be used to return your system to its out-of-box state, if necessary. For detailed information on using the utility to create recovery media, see “Creating recovery media” on page 51 . Service Station The Service Station helps you keep your new device running at its best by notifying you when updated software, firmware, documentation or other information is available for your device. The Service Station will alert you when updates a..

(Sample Image) TOSHIBA Application Installer selection - Page 117

117 Utilities and Applications TOSHIBA Application Installer TOSHIBA Application Installer The TOSHIBA Application Installer allows you to reinstall the drivers and applications that were originally bundled with your device. You must have an Internet connection to reinstall applications. To reinstall drivers and applications: 1 To access TOSHIBA Application Installer from the Start screen begin typing Application Installer . 2 Click or touch TOSHIBA Application Installer . The TOSHIBA Application Installer window appears. (Sample Image) TOSHIBA Application Installer selection screen 3 Click..

Utilities and Applications - Page 118

118 Utilities and Applications PC Health Monitor PC Health Monitor The PC Health Monitor software program monitors device system functions such as power consumption, the cooling system and the 3D Accelerometer (available on certain models). It alerts users to specific system conditions via pop-up messages. It also tracks the usage of the device and related devices and logs service-relevant information on the device's internal storage drive. The collected information includes device operation time and number of actuations or status changes (e.g.: number of power button and Fn key combination..

(Sample Image) Display Utility screen - Page 119

119 Utilities and Applications Display Utility Display Utility The Display Utility allows you to adjust your display settings: ❖ Desktop Text Size ❖ Color ❖ Split Screen ❖ Multiple Displays ❖ Screen Resolution To make changes to the above options: 1 To access the Display Utility from the Start screen, begin typing Display Utility . 2 Click or touch Display Utility . The Display Utility window appears. (Sample Image) Display Utility screen 3 Click or touch the option you wish to change and follow the on-screen instructions.

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(Sample Image) TruCapture™ screen - Page 120

120 Utilities and Applications TruCapture™ TruCapture™ Features and menu items are subject to change. TruCapture™ is a camera application with special features to improve readability of whiteboards, books, etc. from photos taken by TruCapture™. Those features may include reflection reduction, sharpening, and cropping. To open TruCapture™: 1 From the Start screen, tap/touch the TruCapture™ ( ) tile. A pop-up message may appear asking to use your camera. 2 Select Allow . A quick tip screen may appear giving you information about TruCapture™. 3 After you have read it, select Next..

Utilities and Applications - Page 121

121 Utilities and Applications TruCapture™ ❖ Flat object —Select for flat objects ❖ Curved Object —Select for curved objects ❖ Book —Select for books ❖ Auto —Select to let TruCapture™ determine the settings ❖ Off —Select to turn off any of the above settings 4 When you are ready, take a photo of the item you wish to capture by tapping/touching the Camera ( ) icon. TruCapture™ works best when the photo is taken directly in front of the subject, with no objects obscuring any part of it. A thumbnail of the photo appears at the upper-right corner of the display window...

Utilities and Applications - Page 122

122 Utilities and Applications TruCapture™ To crop a photo 1 Tap/touch the thumbnail of the photo located in the upper-right corner of the display window 2 Drag the points where you want to crop the photo. 3 Tap/touch the Save ( ) icon to save the photograph. The file is then saved as a (.jpg) file. You can browse the saved images by tapping/touching the thumbnail in the upper-right or by swiping across the display. To display the menu and a list of the thumbnails of available images, swipe up from the bottom of the display. 4 Tap/touch the Back ( ) icon to return to the camera function. ..

Utilities and Applications - Page 123

123 Utilities and Applications TruCapture™ You can browse saved images by tapping/touching the thumbnail in the upper-right corner or by swiping across the display. To display the menu and a list of thumbnails of available images, swipe up from the bottom of the display. You can search for files by using the Search ( ) charm after swiping in from the right edge of the screen. You can only import photos that were taken while in the TruCapture™ application or .jpg files. For more information, visit support.toshiba.com . NOTE

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Your program or application stops responding. - Page 124

124 Chapter 6 If Something Goes Wrong Some problems you may encounter when using your device are relatively easy to identify and solve. Others may require help from your network administrator or the manufacturer of the software program. This chapter aims to help you solve many problems by yourself. It covers the problems you are most likely to encounter. If all else fails, contact Toshiba. You will find information on Toshiba’s support services at the end of this chapter. Problems that are easy to fix Your program or application stops responding. The operating system allows for the use of..

Problems when you turn on the device - Page 125

125 If Something Goes Wrong Problems when you turn on the device If you are working in a program that suddenly freezes, chances are the program has stopped responding. You can exit the program without shutting down the operating system or closing other programs. To close a program that has stopped responding: 1 Press Ctrl , Alt , and Del simultaneously (once), and then click or touch Task Manager . The Task Manager window appears. 2 Select the program or application you want to close, and then click or touch End Task in the lower right corner. Closing the failed program should allow you to ..

Problems when you turn on the device - Page 126

126 If Something Goes Wrong Problems when you turn on the device The device displays the WARNING RESUME FAILURE/Windows Error Recovery – Windows did not shut down successfully message. To continue, select Start Windows normally . This can happen if the device was put into Sleep mode and the battery has discharged. If you performed a shutdown before this message was displayed, a program or driver may have prevented Windows ® from shutting down. Data stored in the device’s memory has been lost. Data stored in the device’s internal storage drive may not be affected. Always save your dat..

The battery light is blinking when the device is on. - Page 127

127 If Something Goes Wrong The Windows ® operating system is not working 3 The battery may need charging, may be depleted, or may be defective. With AC power connected, turn the device on, and then leave the device running for several hours, which will deliver a slow, steady “trickle-charge” to the battery. Once the battery has been trickle- charged, it may begin working correctly again. If the trickle-charging does not prove effective, you can connect to Support Online by going to Toshiba support at support.toshiba.com . The battery light is blinking when the device is on. If the bat..

Using Startup options to fix problems - Page 128

128 If Something Goes Wrong The Windows ® operating system is not working Using Startup options to fix problems If the operating system fails to start properly, you may need to troubleshoot the Operating System and/or its settings. There are several options to choose from depending on the severity of the problem and your level of expertise. If Windows ® fails to start properly twice, the Windows ® Boot menu will launch. To enter the Advanced Startup options manually: 1 From the Start or Desktop screen, move your pointer to the upper-right corner of the screen. 2 When the Windows ® charm..

If Something Goes Wrong - Page 129

129 If Something Goes Wrong The Windows ® operating system is not working Advanced options Choosing this option presents you with another set of options: System Restore ❖ System Restore allows you to use a Restore point to return the device to a state at which it was performing properly. Restore points may be created: ❖ When new hardware or software is installed ❖ Manually by the user System Image Recovery Windows ® will “Recover” the Operating system using a specific image provided by the user. Startup Repair This feature automates the repair process. The Operating System will ..

My tablet does not recognize the keyboard dock. - Page 130

130 If Something Goes Wrong The Windows ® operating system is not working ❖ Enable Safe Mode Starts Windows ® with a minimal set of drivers and services. If the device starts and runs in Safe Mode, you will know the Operating System is most likely working properly and that you should look to third-party applications or drivers for the source of your problem. ❖ Disable driver signature enforcement Allows drivers containing improper signatures to be installed ❖ Disable early-launch anti-malware protection Allows drivers to initialize without being measured by the Anti-malware driver ..

My Internet connection is very slow. - Page 131

131 If Something Goes Wrong The Windows ® operating system is not working ❖ Unplug the Network/AC adaptor cable (depending on the problem) and then plug it back into your device. ❖ Press the Reset button located on the underside of the keyboard dock to restart your device, see “Underside” on page 36 . Never use a pencil to press the Reset button. Pencil lead can break off inside the device and damage it. To use the Reset button insert a slender object such as a straightened paper clip into the Reset button to force shut down when the device is nonresponsive. Internet problems My In..

Fixing a problem with Device Manager - Page 132

132 If Something Goes Wrong Fixing a problem with Device Manager The Windows ® operating system can help you If the operating system has started properly but you still have a problem using your device, the online Help can assist you in troubleshooting the problem. Getting to the online Help will differ depending on which interface you are in: ❖ Start screen —Type Help and Support As soon as you begin typing, the search feature automatically begins. ❖ Desktop —Press the F1 key When the “Windows Help and Support” screen appears, do one or both of the following: ❖ In the open se..

The AC power light does not come on when you - Page 133

133 If Something Goes Wrong Power and the battery 2 Click or touch Device Manager . The Device Manager screen appears. 3 From the list of device(s), double-click or touch the device type. 4 To view the device(s) installed, double-click or touch the device. The operating system displays the device Properties dialog box, which provides an array of tabs. They may include: ❖ The General tab, which provides basic information about the device. ❖ The Resources tab, which lists resources assigned to the device. This tab does not appear if the device is not using resources. ❖ The Driver tab, w..

If Something Goes Wrong - Page 134

134 If Something Goes Wrong Power and the battery The AC adaptor and power cord/cable work correctly, but the battery will not charge. The battery does not charge while the device is consuming full power. Try turning off the device. The battery may be too hot or too cold to charge properly. If you think this is the probable cause, let the battery reach room temperature and try again. If the battery has completely discharged, it will not begin charging immediately. Leave the AC adaptor and power cord/cable connected, wait 20 minutes and see if the battery is charging. If the battery light is..

If Something Goes Wrong - Page 135

135 If Something Goes Wrong Keyboard problems Keyboard problems You have connected an external keyboard and the operating system displays one or more keyboard error messages. You may need to update your keyboard driver. Refer to the documentation that came with the keyboard or to the keyboard manufacturer's Web site. The keyboard you connected may be defective or incompatible with the device. Try using a different make of keyboard. Display problems Here are some typical display problems and their solutions: The screen is blank. Display Auto Off may have gone into effect. Press any key to ac..

If Something Goes Wrong - Page 136

136 If Something Goes Wrong Display problems The screen does not look correct. Choose a theme for your desktop background, under Change the visuals and sounds on your computer , in the Themes panel. You can also change the setting for individual components separately by selecting an item from just below the Themes panel ( Desktop Background , Color , Sounds , and Screen Saver ). For more information, see the Windows ® online Help. A message displays saying that there is a problem with your display settings and that the adapter type is incorrect or the current settings do not work with your..

(Sample Image) Clicking or touching the drive - Page 137

137 If Something Goes Wrong Disk or storage drive problems Disk or storage drive problems Problems with the storage drive or with external media usually show up as an inability to access the drive or as sector errors. Sometimes a drive problem may cause one or more files to appear to have garbage in them. Error-checking Run Error-checking, which analyzes the directories and files on the storage drive and repairs any damage it finds. To run Error-checking: 1 From the Start screen, type computer . 2 Click or touch This PC from the list that appears. 3 Right-click or touch the drive you wish t..

If Something Goes Wrong - Page 138

138 If Something Goes Wrong Sound system problems Your hard disk seems very slow. If you have been using your device for a long time, your files may have become fragmented. Run Disk Defragmenter. To do this: 1 From the Start screen begin typing Defragment and click or touch your selection. If you are in the Desktop, press the Windows ® ( ) key to display the Start screen. Click or touch the Search ( ) icon at the upper-right corner of the screen and, in the Search field, type Defragment . In the list that appears, click or touch your selection. 2 Click or touch Defragment and Optimize Driv..

If Something Goes Wrong - Page 139

139 If Something Goes Wrong Printer problems The device emits a loud, high-pitched noise. This is feedback between the microphone and the speakers. It occurs in any sound system when input from a microphone is fed to the speakers and the speaker volume is too loud. Adjust the volume control. Printer problems This section lists some of the most common printer problems. The printer will not print. Check that the printer is connected to a working power outlet, turned on and ready (on line). Check that the printer has plenty of paper. Some printers will not start printing when there are just tw..

Wireless networking problems - Page 140

140 If Something Goes Wrong Wireless networking problems Wireless networking problems This section provides general troubleshooting tips for networking problems, specifically wireless (Wi-Fi ® ) networking. The terms and concepts used assume a basic understanding of networks, and may be for more advanced users. If you need assistance or if you are not familiar with the terminology, please see Windows ® Help and Support or contact your computer technician. ❖ If your device is equipped with an internal Wi-Fi ® adapter, verify that Airplane mode is OFF (the wireless indicator light will b..

Develop good computing habits - Page 141

141 If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits To enable or disable wireless communication, use the FN + F8 key. For more information see “TOSHIBA Function Keys” on page 149 . ❖ Use IPCONFIG to verify that the device has a useful IP address - one other than the private address of 169.254.xxx.xxx assigned by Windows ® . 1 From the Start screen, type Cmd . 2 Click or touch Command Prompt . 3 Enter IPCONFIG/ALL , and then press ENTER . The IP address for each active network adapter will be displayed. ❖ Connect your device directly to your router or broadband modem, by plugg..

Develop good computing habits - Page 142

142 If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits ❖ Connect your device to the office network and copy files to your network partition. Some people use a combination of these methods, backing up all files weekly and copying critical files to external media on a daily basis. If you have installed your own programs, you should back up these programs as well as your data files. If something goes wrong that requires you to reformat your internal storage drive and start again, reloading all your programs and data files from a backup source will save time. Read the documentation. It is ..

Develop good computing habits - Page 143

143 If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits easy to undo a restore point selection, if you change your mind. Follow these steps to create a restore point using the System Restore utility: 1 From the Start screen, type Control . Click or touch Control Panel from the list that appears. 2 Click or touch System and Security , and then System . 3 In the left pane, click or touch System Protection . The System Protection tab of the System Properties window appears. 4 Click or touch Configure . 5 Under Restore settings select Turn on System Protection . 6 Click or touch OK . 7 Click ..

Backing up your data or your entire device - Page 144

144 If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits 6 Click or touch the Restore point you want to use then click or touch Next . The time stamp and description of each Restore point is displayed. At this point you can click or touch “Scan for affected programs” to determine what the impact of using the chosen Restore Point will be. 7 Verify that the Restore point you chose is the correct one. If it is not, click or touch Back to return to the previous step. 8 Close all programs and save all open files. 9 Click or touch Finish , and then Yes to begin the system restore. Your Windo..

General tips for installing hardware and - Page 145

145 If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits Follow these steps to back up your device or files to optical discs, or a storage drive: You cannot back up the device while running on battery power. Connect the AC adaptor before continuing. 1 From the Start screen, type Control . Click or touch Control Panel from the list that appears. 2 Click or touch Save backup copies of your files with File History under the System and Security heading. Follow the on-screen instructions to back up your files. For additional Help, while in the Windows ® Desktop screen, press the F1 key to laun..

If you need further assistance - Page 146

146 If Something Goes Wrong If you need further assistance ❖ Restart the Windows ® operating system. Always restart the Windows ® operating system after each installation, even if the installation utility does not prompt you to do so. This will ensure that the installation is completed, and will clean up anything that the installation utility left behind. ❖ Do one installation at a time. If you have several new items to add to your device’s system, install just one at a time, creating restore points immediately before each successive installation. This will make it much easier to de..

Other Toshiba Internet Web sites - Page 147

147 If Something Goes Wrong Other Toshiba Internet Web sites ❖ Consult the dealer from whom you purchased your device and/or program. Your dealer is your best source for current information. For the detailed specifications for your device, visit support.toshiba.com . Contacting Toshiba Toshiba’s Technical Support Web site For technical support, or to stay current on the most recent software and hardware options for your device, and for other product information, be sure to regularly check the Toshiba Web site at support.toshiba.com . Other Toshiba Internet Web site s Toshiba’s worldwi..

Toshiba’s worldwide offices - Page 148

148 If Something Goes Wrong Toshiba’s worldwide offices For more information on additional Toshiba worldwide locations, please visit: www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm . Italy Centro Direzionale Colleoni Palazzo Perseo Via Paracelso 10 20041, Agrate Brianza Milano, Italy Japan Toshiba Corporation, PCO-IO 1-1, Shibaura 1-Chome Minato-Ku, Tokyo, 105-8001 Japan Latin America and Caribbean Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. 9740 Irvine Boulevard Irvine, California 92618 United States Mexico Toshiba de México S.A. de C.V. Sierra Candela No.111, 6to. Piso Col. Lomas de Chapultepec. CP 11000 M..

TOSHIBA Function - Page 149

149 Appendix A TOSHIBA Function Keys TOSHIBA Function keys provide a quick way to modify selected system functions and to launch applications. Functions TOSHIBA Function keys are used to set or modify the following system functions: ❖ Mute ❖ Lock (Instant security) ❖ Power Plan ❖ Sleep ❖ Hibernation ❖ Output (Display switch) ❖ Brightness control ❖ Wireless ❖ Touch pad ❖ Cursor control ❖ Numeric overlay ❖ Scroll lock ❖ Keyboard dock eject

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TOSHIBA Function Keys - Page 150

150 TOSHIBA Function Keys Functions ❖ Keyboard dock Backlight ❖ Zoom In/Out ❖ Volume ❖ Zoom (Display resolution) Volume Mute Lock (Instant security) Power plan Sleep mode This TOSHIBA Function key enables/disables volume mute. When volume mute is enabled, no sound will come from the speakers or headphones. This TOSHIBA Function key activates instant security. The user logon screen will appear and a user with a valid account will need to log back on to gain access to the computer. This TOSHIBA Function key displays the currently selectable power plans and cycles through the power pla..

(Sample Image) Display mode options window - Page 151

151 TOSHIBA Function Keys Functions Hibernation mode Output (Display switch) This TOSHIBA Function key places the computer into Hibernation mode. If Hibernation mode is disabled, this Function key will not respond. This TOSHIBA Function key cycles through the display options and highlights the available options. ❖ PC screen only ❖ Duplicate ❖ Extend ❖ Second screen only (Sample Image) Display mode options window All of the above modes are always displayed on the screen, however only the available modes for your system are functional, depending on the attached external display(s). NO..

“Using the touch pad” on page 61 - Page 152

152 TOSHIBA Function Keys Functions Display brightness Disabling or enabling wireless devices Disabling or enabling the touch pad This TOSHIBA Function key decreases the screen brightness. This TOSHIBA Function key increases the screen brightness. This TOSHIBA Function key enables/disables the Wi-Fi ® antenna in your computer. The wireless modes are: ❖ Disables the wireless antenna (Airplane mode is ON). ❖ Enables the wireless antenna (Airplane mode is OFF). This TOSHIBA Function key enables/disables the touch pad. To enable/disable the touch pad press Fn + F9 . For more information on..

TOSHIBA Function Keys - Page 153

153 TOSHIBA Function Keys Functions Disabling or enabling the cursor control overlay Disabling or enabling the numeric overlay Disabling or enabling the scroll lock Keyboard dock eject Keyboard dock Backlight Zoom In/Out This TOSHIBA Function key enables/disables the cursor control overlay. This TOSHIBA Function key enables/disables the numeric overlay. This TOSHIBA Function key enables/disables the scroll lock. This TOSHIBA Function key ejects the keyboard dock. This TOSHIBA Function key enables/disables the keyboard dock backlight. This TOSHIBA Function key allows you to zoom out. This TO..

TOSHIBA Function Keys - Page 154

154 TOSHIBA Function Keys Functions Volume control Zoom (Display resolution) This TOSHIBA Function key decreases the speaker volume. This TOSHIBA Function key increases the speaker volume. Fn+ [Space bar] This TOSHIBA Function key switches screen resolution. Cycle through the screen resolutions, and then select the desired resolution.

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Power Cord/Cable - Page 155

155 Appendix B Power Cord/Cable Connectors Your device ships with the correct power supply for the country of purchase. This appendix shows the shapes of the typical AC power cord/cable connectors for various parts of the world. USA UL approved Canada CSA approved United Kingdom BS approved Europe VDA approved NEMKO approved Australia AS approved

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Glossary - Page 156

156 Glossary TECHNICAL NOTE: Some features defined in this glossary may not be available on your device. Acronyms The following acronyms may appear in this User’s Guide. AC Alternating Current BIOS Basic Input/Output System BD-ROM Blu-ray Disc Read-Only Memory bps bits per second CD Compact Disc CD-ROM Compact Disc Read-Only Memory CD-RW Compact Disc Rewrite Memory CMOS Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor CPU Central Processing Unit DC Direct Current DMA Direct Memory Access DIMM Dual Inline Memory Module DOS Disk Operating System

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Glossary - Page 157

Glossary 157 DPI Dots Per Inch DVD Digital Versatile (or Video) Disc DVD-ROM Digital Versatile (or Video) Disc Read-Only Memory eSATA external Serial Advanced Technology Attachment FAT File Allocation Table FCC Federal Communications Commission GB gigabyte GBps gigabytes per second HDD Hard Disk Drive HDMI High-Definition Multimedia Interface HDMI CEC High-Definition Multimedia Interface Consumer Electronics Control HTML Hypertext Markup Language IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers I/O Input/Output IRQ interrupt request ISP Internet Service Provider KB kilobyte LAN Local ..

Glossary - Page 158

158 Glossary SD Secure Digital SDRAM Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory SSD Solid State Drive TFT Thin Film Transistor USB Universal Serial Bus URL Uniform Resource Locator WAN Wide Area Network www World Wide Web Terms The following terms may appear in this User’s Guide. A active-matrix display —A liquid crystal display (LCD) made from an array of liquid crystal cells using active-matrix technology. Also known as a “TFT display,” in its simplest form there is one thin film transistor (TFT) for each cell. This type of display works well with computers because of its shallow de..

Glossary - Page 159

Glossary 159 B backup —A copy of a file, usually on a removable disk, kept in case the original file is lost or damaged. Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) —See BIOS . baud rate —The speed at which a communication device, such as a printer or modem, transmits information. Baud rate is the number of signal changes per second (not necessarily the same as bits per second). See also bits per second . Blu-ray Disc (BD) —Offering more storage capacity than DVDs, the format was developed to allow for more data storage and to enable recording and playback of high- definition video (HD). BIOS ..

Glossary - Page 160

160 Glossary C cache —A section of very fast memory in which frequently used information is duplicated for quick access. Accessing data from cache is faster than accessing it from the computer’s main memory. See also CPU cache, L1 cache, L2 cache . CD —An individual compact disc. See also CD-ROM . CD-ROM (Compact Disc Read-Only Memory) —A form of high-capacity storage that uses laser optics instead of magnetic means for reading data. See also CD . Compare DVD-ROM . Central Processing Unit (CPU) —The chip that functions as the “brain” of the computer. It takes information from ..

Glossary - Page 161

Glossary 161 controller —A device that controls the transfer of data from a computer to a peripheral device and vice versa. For example, disk drives, monitors, keyboards, and printers all require controllers. CPU —See Central Processing Unit (CPU) . CPU cache —A section of very fast memory residing between the CPU and the computer’s main memory that temporarily stores data and instructions the CPU will need to execute commands and programs. See also cache, L1 cache, L2 cache . cursor —An on-screen symbol (usually a flashing vertical line) that indicates the position where characte..

Glossary - Page 162

162 Glossary disc —A round, flat piece of material, designed to be read from and written to by optical (laser) technology, and used in the production of optical discs, such as CDs and DVDs. Compare disk . disk —A round, flat piece of material that can be magnetically influenced to hold information in digital form, and used in the production of magnetic disks, such as hard disks. Compare disc . See also hard disk . disk drive —The device that reads and writes information and programs on external media or hard disk. It rotates the disk at high speed past one or more read/write heads. do..

Glossary - Page 163

Glossary 163 eSATA —An external device that supports hot swapping and fast data transfer. Very useful in storing and transferring large files. executable file —A computer program that is ready to run. Application programs and batch files are examples of executable files. Names of executable files usually end with a .bat or.exe extension. expansion device —A device that connects to a computer to expand its capabilities. Other names for an expansion device are port expander, port replicator, docking station, or network adapter. extension —See file extension . external device —See de..

Glossary - Page 164

164 Glossary Function key —(1) A feature in which certain keys in combination with the Fn key can set system options or control system parameters, such as the battery save mode. (2) A key or combination of keys that activates a memory resident program. function keys —The keys labeled F1 through F12 , typically located on the keyboard. Their function is determined by the operating system and/or individual programs. G ground —A conductor to which all components of an electric circuit are connected. It has a potential of zero (0) volts, is connected to the earth, and is the point of refe..

Glossary - Page 165

Glossary 165 I icon —A small image displayed on the screen that represents a function, file, or program. interlaced —A method of refreshing a computer screen, in which only every other line of pixels is refreshed. Interlaced monitors take two passes to create a complete screen image. Compare non-interlaced . internal device —See device . Internet —The decentralized, world-wide network of computers that provides electronic mail, the World Wide Web, and other services. See also World Wide Web . K keyboard shortcut —A key or combination of keys that you use to perform a task instead ..

Glossary - Page 166

166 Glossary load —To move information from a storage device (such as a hard disk) into memory for processing. local area network —See LAN . logical drive —A section of a disk that is recognized by the operating system as a separate disk drive. A system’s logical drives may differ from its physical drives. For example, a single hard disk drive may be partitioned into two or more logical drives. M memory —Typically refers to the computer’s main memory, where programs are run and data is temporarily stored and processed. Memory can be volatile and hold data temporarily, such as RA..

interlaced - Page 167

Glossary 167 non-interlaced —A method of refreshing a computer screen, in which each pixel of every line is refreshed as the electron beam scans across and down the screen. Compare interlaced . non-system disk —A disk for storing programs and data that cannot be used to start the computer. Compare system disk . O online —Available through the computer. Online may refer to information being read from your own computer’s internal storage drive, such as online documentation or online Help, or to information coming from another company on a company network or the Internet. operating sys..

Glossary - Page 168

168 Glossary pointer —An icon (usually an arrow) that moves on the screen when you slide your finger across the touch pad or move a mouse. Used to point to and select/activate on-screen items, such as icons, menu items, and buttons. The shape and purpose of the pointer varies depending on the program you are using and what you are doing. pointing device —Any device, such as the touch pad or a mouse, that enables you to move the pointer on the screen. port —A socket on the computer where you plug in a cable for connection to a network or a peripheral device. processor —See Central Pr..

Glossary - Page 169

Glossary 169 RGB (Red, Green, Blue) monitor —A monitor that reproduces all colors by mixing red, green, and blue light in various combinations. RJ45 connector —An eight-wire connector used to connect a computer to a network. ROM (Read-Only Memory) —Non-volatile memory that can be read but not written to. Non-volatile here means that information in ROM remains whether or not the computer is receiving power. This type of memory is used to store your computer’s BIOS, which is essential instructions the computer reads when you start it up. See also BIOS, memory . Compare RAM . S Secure ..

Glossary - Page 170

170 Glossary system prompt —The symbol (in the MS-DOS ® operating system, generally a drive letter followed by a “greater than” sign) indicating where users are to enter commands. T TFT display —See active-matrix display . Tile/Tiles —A list of square or rectangular icons on the Start screen representing applications that can be accessed by selecting them. U Universal Serial Bus (USB) —USB is a serial bus that supports data transfer. USB allows hot swapping of peripherals. See also bus, hot swapping, serial . upload —To send a file to another computer through a modem or netwo..

Index - Page 171

171 Index A AC adaptor 44 AC power 84 AC power light 44 accessing network 100 Accupoint® primary button 61 secondary button 61 adding memory 50 optional external devices 50 adjusting touch pad settings 64 Advanced Startup options 128 Ambient light sensor 32 app, starting 80 App, starting from Start screen 80 apps starting from Start screen 80 Attach/Detach indicator light 35 audio features 100 B backing up files 73 , 81 Backlit keyboard 78 battery battery life 83 care 91 , 92 changing 91 charge indicator light 45 charge time 84 charger 84 charging 46 , 84 conserving power 88 determine rema..

Index - Page 172

172 Index battery indicator light 86 Battery indicator light (device) 34 BIOS Setup see System Settings button Pen 36 Power 34 Reset 34 , 36 volume control 34 Windows® 32 C caring for your device 70 changing battery 91 charging the battery 46 checking device properties troubleshooting 132 cleaning the device 70 communications set up 99 computer environmental precautions 36 , 92 computing habits troubleshooting 141 computing tips 72 connecting AC adaptor 44 AC adaptor cord to (DC-IN) 45 device to a network 100 external device 65 HDMI™-compatible TV or display device 66 monitor 67 power co..

Index - Page 173

173 Index eco Utility® 106 Emergency Pen 35 enabling touch pad 65 enabling/disabling cursor control overlay 153 enabling/disabling numeric overlay 153 enabling/disabling scroll lock 153 enabling/disabling touch pad 152 ENERGY STAR® 25 exploring desktop 96 Start screen 94 external display device HDMI™ Out port 66 external display, adjusting 69 F features features and components 31 features and components back view 32 bottom view 35 front view 31 left side view 33 Pen 36 right side view 34 underside view 36 files backing up 73 , 81 saving 81 Function Key 115 Function keys 152 , 153 disabl..

Index - Page 174

174 Index detaching 74 keys function keys 76 overlay for cursor control 77 overlay keys 77 overlay to type numeric data 77 L LEDs system indicator lights 86 AC adaptor light 85 AC power light 44 , 45 battery light 45 , 46 Web Camera light 102 Licenses 17 light Attach/Detach indicator 35 Battery indicator (device) 34 Power indicator (device) 34 Power indicator (keyboard dock) 35 lock device, using 70 M maintaining your battery 92 memory adding 50 Memory card reader inserting memory media 103 removing memory media 103 using 102 Micro HDMI™ Out port 34 Micro SD™ slot 35 Micro USB port 34 m..

Index - Page 175

175 Index Network 35 RGB (Monitor) 33 Security lock 33 USB 3.0 35 power connecting cable to AC adaptor 45 cord/cable 45 cord/cable connectors 155 energy-saving features 82 power and battery troubleshooting 133 Power button (device) 34 power down shut down 48 Power indicator light (device) 34 Power indicator light (keyboard dock) 35 power light 86 power management 84 optimum performance 84 power plans selecting power plan options 89 power saving options 88 precautions safety 42 printer problems troubleshooting 139 problem solving contacting Toshiba 147 keyboard dock 130 projector connecting ..

Index - Page 176

176 Index display output 67 Shut down computer 48 , 49 icon 48 , 49 Sleep mode 49 sound system troubleshooting 138 sounds recording 100 speakers 32 using external 101 Start screen exploring the 94 starting an app 80 starting an app from Start screen 80 Startup menu troubleshooting 128 supervisor password, deleting 109 supervisor password, set up 107 switch Security lock 33 system indicator lights AC power 44 LEDs 45 , 46 , 85 , 86 , 102 System Settings 113 T taking care of battery 91 taskbar 97 television adjusting display 69 Tiles Start screen 96 tips for computing 72 Toshiba online resour..

Index - Page 177

177 Index missing files/trouble accessing a drive 137 power and battery 133 printer problems 139 restore points 142 screen does not look correct/ flickers 136 slow Internet connection 131 sound system 138 Startup options 128 trouble running programs 138 turning on device 125 URL address not found 131 Windows® operating system 132 Windows® operating system not working 127 wireless networking 140 TruCapture™ convert to editable text from an image 122 crop a photo 122 TruNote™ TruCapture™ 120 turning on device troubleshooting 125 U USB 3.0 port 35 user password, deleting 111 user passw..

typing style - Page 178

178 Index typing style 39 varying tasks 40

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