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  • Brand: Asus
  • Product: Laptop
  • Model/name: Eee PC 1215B
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, German

Table of Contents

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Eee PC
User Manual
Windows®
7 Edition
Eee PC 1215 Series
E6083
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ii Table of Contents
Table of Contents
About This User’s Manual.......................................................................................................iv
Notes for This Manual..............................................................................................................iv
Safety Precautions.....................................................................................................................v
Transportation Precautions....................................................................................vi
ChargingYour Batteries..........................................................................................vii
Airplane Precautions................................................................................................vii
Chapter 1:	 Knowing the Parts
Top Side.....................................................................................................................................1-2
Bottom Side..............................................................................................................................1-6
Front Side..................................................................................................................................1-7
Right Side..................................................................................................................................1-8
Left Side.....................................................................................................................................1-9
Keyboard Usage....................................................................................................................1-11
Special Function Keys..........................................................................................1-11
Touchpad Usage...................................................................................................................1-13
Multi-finger gesture input..................................................................................1-13
Chapter 2:	 Getting Started
Powering on your Eee PC....................................................................................................2-2
First-time Startup...................................................................................................................2-3
Desktop......................................................................................................................................2-5
Network Connection.............................................................................................................2-6
Configuring a wireless network connection.................................................2-6
Local Area Network.................................................................................................2-7
Browsing web pages............................................................................................2-10
Chapter 3:	 Using the Eee PC
ASUS Update............................................................................................................................3-2
Updating the BIOS through the Internet........................................................3-2
Updating the BIOS through a BIOS file............................................................3-3
Bluetooth Connection (on selected models)...............................................................3-4
Super Hybrid Engine.............................................................................................................3-6
Super Hybrid Engine Modes...............................................................................3-6
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Eee Docking (on selected models)...................................................................................3-7
Access..........................................................................................................................3-7
Sharing........................................................................................................................3-8
Experience.................................................................................................................3-8
Tools.............................................................................................................................3-8
Chapter 4:	 System Recovery
System Recovery....................................................................................................................4-2
Boot Booster............................................................................................................................4-5
Appendix
Declarations and Safety Statements...............................................................................A-2
Federal Communications Commission Statement......................................A-2
FCC Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure Caution Statement..........................A-3
ENERGY STAR complied product.......................................................................A-3
Declaration of Conformity(R&TTE directive 1999/5/EC)...........................A-4
CE Marking.................................................................................................................A-4
IC Radiation Exposure Statement for Canada...............................................A-5
Wireless Operation Channel for Different Domains...................................A-6
France Restricted Wireless Frequency Bands................................................A-6
UL Safety Notices.....................................................................................................A-7
REACH Notice............................................................................................................A-8
Power Safety Requirement..................................................................................A-8
Global Environmental Regulation Compliance and Declaration ..........A-9
Takeback Services...................................................................................................A-9
Nordic Lithium Cautions (for lithium-ion batteries)................................A-10
Copyright Information.......................................................................................................A-12
Limitation of Liability.........................................................................................................A-13
Service and Support...........................................................................................................A-13
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About This User’s Manual
You are reading the Eee PC User’s Manual.This User’s Manual provides
information regarding the various components in the Eee PC and how to
use them.The following are major sections of this User’s Manual:
1.	 Knowing the Parts
Provides information on the Eee PC’s components.
2.	 Getting Started
Provides information on getting started with the Eee PC.
3.	 Using the Eee PC
Provides information on using the Eee PC’s utilities.
4.	 System Recovery
Gives you information on system recovery.
5.	 Appendix
Gives you safety statements.
The actual bundled operating system and applications differ by
models and territories.There may be differences between your Eee
PC and the pictures shown in this manual.Please accept your Eee PC
as being correct.
Notes for This Manual
A few notes and warnings are used throughout this guide,allowing you
to complete certain tasks safely and effectively.These notes have different
degrees of importance as follows:
WARNING! Important information that must be followed for safe
operation.
IMPORTANT! Vital information that must be followed to prevent
damage to data,components,or persons.
TIP: Tips for completing tasks.
NOTE: Information for special situations.
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Safety Precautions
The following safety precautions will increase the life of the Eee PC.Follow
all precautions and instructions.Except as described in this manual,refer
all servicing to qualified personnel.Do not use damaged power cords,
accessories,or other peripherals.Do not use strong solvents such as
thinners,benzene,or other chemicals on or near the surface.
Disconnect the AC power before cleaning.Wipe the Eee PC using a
clean cellulose sponge or chamois cloth dampened with a solution
of nonabrasive detergent and a few drops of warm water and
remove any extra moisture with a dry cloth.
DO NOT leave the Eee PC
on your lap or any part
of the body to prevent
discomfort or injury from
heat exposure.
DO NOT expose to dirty or
dusty environments.DO
NOT operate during a gas
leak.
DO NOT expose to strong
magnetic or electrical fields.
DO NOT expose to or use near
liquids,rain,or moisture.DO
NOT use the modem during
electrical storms.
DO NOT press or touch the
display panel.Do not place
together with small items
that may scratch or enter
the Eee PC.
DO NOT place on uneven
or unstable work surfaces.
Seek servicing if the casing
has been damaged.
DO NOT place or drop objects
on top and do not shove any
foreign objects into the Eee
PC.
Battery safety warning:DO
NOT throw the battery in
fire.DO NOT short circuit the
contacts.DO NOT disassemble
the battery.
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SAFE TEMP:This Eee PC
should only be used
in environments with
ambient temperatures
between 5°C (41°F) and
35°C (95°F)
INPUT RATING:Refer to the
rating label on the bottom
of the Eee PC and be sure
that your power adapter
complies with the rating.
DO NOT throw the Eee PC in municipal waste.This product has
been designed to enable proper reuse of parts and recycling.The
symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the product
(electrical,electronic equipment and mercury-containing button
cell battery) should not be placed in municipal waste.Check local
regulations for disposal of electronic products.
DO NOT throw the battery in municipal waste.The symbol of the
crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the battery should not be
placed in municipal waste.
Transportation Precautions
To prepare your Eee PC for transport,you should turn it OFF and
disconnect all external peripherals to prevent damage to the
connectors.The hard disk drive’s head retracts when the power is turned
OFF to prevent scratching of the hard disk surface during transport.
Therefore,you should not transport your Eee PC while the power
is still ON. Close the display panel to protect the keyboard and display
panel.
The Eee PC’s surface is easily dulled if not properly cared for.Be careful
not to rub or scrape surfaces when transporting your Eee PC.You can put
your Eee PC in a carrying case for protection from dirt,water,shock,and
scratches.
Incorrect installation of
battery may cause explosion
and damage the Eee PC.
DO NOT carry or cover a
Eee PC that is powered
ON with any materials that
will reduce air circulation
such as a carrying bag.
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Charging Your Batteries
If you intend to use battery power,be sure to fully charge your battery
pack before going on long trips.Remember that the power adapter
charges the battery pack as long as it is plugged into the computer and an
AC power source.Be aware that it takes much longer to charge the battery
pack when the Eee PC is in use.
Remember to fully charge the battery (8 hours or more) before first use
and whenever it is depleted to prolong battery life.The battery reaches its
maximmum capacity after a few full charging and discharging cycles.
Airplane Precautions
Contact your airline if you want to use the Eee PC on the airplane.Most
airlines have restrictions for using electronic devices.Most airlines allow
electronic use only between and not during takeoffs and landings.
There are three main types of airport security devices:X-ray
machines (used on items placed on conveyor belts),magnetic
detectors (used on people walking through security checks),and
magnetic wands (hand-held devices used on people or individual
items).You can send your Eee PC and diskettes through airport X-ray
machines.However,it is recommended that you do not send your
Eee PC or diskettes through airport magnetic detectors or expose
them to magnetic wands.
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Top Side
Bottom Side
Front Side
Right Side
Left Side
Keyboard Usage
Touchpad Usage
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Chapter 1:	
Knowing the Parts
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Top Side
Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on this side of the
Eee PC.
The top side may vary in appearance depending on models.
The keyboard differs for each territory.
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5
6
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8
10
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	 Camera Indicator
	Camera Cover Switch
	 The camera cover switch allows you to open and close the
protective camera cover.Slide the switch to the left to close the
camera cover.Slide the switch to the right to open the camera
cover.
	 Microphone (Built-in)
	 Built-in Camera
	 Display Panel
	 Express Gate Button (on selected models)
	 When the Eee PC is turned off,pressing this button will launch
Express Gate.Express Gate is an ASUS exclusive OS that provides
you with quick access to the Internet and key applications
without entering the Windows® OS.
	 Super Hybrid Power button
	 Under the Windows OS,this button functions as the Super Hybrid
Power button.The button toggles power savings between various
power saving modes.You can also control the function by press
<Fn> + <Space Bar>.
	 Wireless/Bluetooth Button (Bluetooth on selected models)
	 The wireless/bluetooth button toggles the internal wireless
LAN or Bluetooth ON or OFF.When enabled,the corresponding
wireless/bluetooth indicator lights up.
You can also press <Fn> + <F2> to toggle the internal wireless
LAN or Bluetooth ON or OFF.
	 Power Switch (Windows)
	 The power switch allows powering ON and OFF the Eee PC and
recovering from standby mode.Press the switch once to turn ON
and hold it to turn OFF the Eee PC.The power switch only works
when the display panel is opened.
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	 Power Indicator
	 The power indicator lights when the Eee PC is turned ON
and blinks slowly when the Eee PC is in the Suspend-to-RAM
(Sleep) mode.This indicator is OFF when the Eee PC is turned
OFF.
	 Keyboard
	 Touchpad and Buttons
	 Status Indicators
	 Power Indicator
	 The power indicator lights when the Eee PC is turned ON
and blinks slowly when the Eee PC is in the Save-to-RAM
(Suspend) mode.This indicator is OFF when the Eee PC is
turned OFF.
	 Battery Charge Indicator
	 The battery charge indicator (LED) shows the battery
charging status as follows:
	 Powered ON
With Adapter Without Adapter
High battery
power (95%–100%)
Green ON Off
Medium battery
power (11%–94%)
Orange ON Off
Low battery power
(0%–10%)
Orange Blinking Orange Blinking
	 Powered OFF / Standby mode
With Adapter Without Adapter
High battery
power (95%–
100%)
Green ON Off
Medium battery
power (11%–94%)
Orange ON Off
Low battery power
(0%–10%)
Orange Blinking Off
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	 Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Indicator
	 The hard disk drive indicator blinks when data is written to
or read from the disk drive.
	 Wireless/Bluetooth Indicator
	 This is only applicable on models with built-in wireless LAN/
Bluetooth (on selected models).When the built-in wireless
LAN/Bluetooth is enabled,this indicator lights.
	 Capital Lock Indicator
	 Indicates that capital lock [Caps Lock] is activated when
lighted.
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The bottom of the Eee PC can get very hot.Be careful when
handling the Eee PC while it is in operation or recently been in
operation.High temperatures are normal during charging or
operation.DO NOT use on soft surfaces such as sofas
or beds,which may block the vents.DO NOT PUT THE
Eee PC ON YOUR LAP OR OTHER PARTS OF THE BODY TO
AVOID INJURY FROM THE HEAT.
	 Battery Pack
	 Battery time varies by usage and by the specifications for this
Eee PC.The battery pack cannot be disassembled and must be
purchased as a single unit.
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Bottom Side
Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on this side of the
Eee PC.
The bottom side may vary in appearance depending on model.
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3
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	 Battery Lock
	 The battery lock secures the battery pack.When the battery pack
is properly installed,it automatically locks in place.To remove the
battery pack,slide the battery lock inward.
	 Memory Compartment
	 The memory module is secured in a dedicated compartment.
2
Front Side
Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on this side of the
Eee PC.
1 	 Audio Speaker System
	 Audio features are software controlled.
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4
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Right Side
Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on this side of the
Eee PC.
	 Headphone Output Jack
	 Microphone Jack
	 The microphone jack is designed to connect the microphone
used for voice narrations or simple audio recordings.
	 USB Port (3.0,on selected models/2.0/1.1)
	 The USB (Universal Serial Bus) port is compatible with USB 3.0
(blue),2.0,or USB 1.1 (black) devices such as keyboards,pointing
devices,cameras,and storage devices.
	 LAN Port (10/100M bit)
	 The eight-pin RJ-45 LAN port supports a standard Ethernet cable
for connection to a local network.
	 Kensington® Lock port
	 The Kensington® lock port allows the Eee PC to be secured
using Kensington® compatible security products.These security
products usually include a metal cable and lock that prevent the
Eee PC to be removed from a fixed object.
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Left Side
Refer to the diagram below to identify the components on this side of the
Eee PC.
	 Power (DC) Input
	 The supplied power adapter converts AC power to DC power
for use with this jack.Power supplied through this jack supplies
power to the Eee PC and charges the internal battery pack.To
prevent damage to the Eee PC and battery pack,always use the
supplied power adapter.
THE ADAPTER MAY BECOME WARM TO HOT WHEN IN USE.BE
SURE NOT TO COVER THE ADAPTER AND KEEP IT AWAY FROM
YOUR BODY.
	 15 pin D-Sub Display (Monitor) Output
HDMI
	 HDMI output (on selected models)
Remember to detach the HDMI cable when using your EeePC as
the major video and audio playback device.
	 USB Port (2.0/1.1)
	 USB Charge+ (on selected models)
	 Allows you to charge your mobile phones or digital audio players
while your Eee PC is sleeping,hibernating or shut down. Launch
the USB Charge+ application from Eee Docking tool bar and
configure related settings.
	 Air Vents
	 The air vents allow cool air to enter and warm air to exit the Eee
PC.
Ensure that paper,books,clothing,cables,or other objects do not
block any of the air vents or else overheating may occur.
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3
4
5
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3 5
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	 Memory Card Slot
	 The built-in memory card reader can read SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC
cards.
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Keyboard Usage
Special Function Keys
The following defines the colored hot keys on the Eee PC’s keyboard.The
colored commands can only be accessed by first pressing and holding the
function key while pressing a key with a colored command.Some function
icons appear in the Notification area after activation.
The Hot Key locations on the function keys may vary depending on
model but the functions should remain the same.Follow the icons
whenever your hot key locations do not match the manual.
	 Zz
Icon (F1):Places the Eee PC in suspend mode
		 (Save-to-RAM).
	 Radio Tower (F2) (Wireless Models Only):Toggles the
	 internal wireless LAN or Bluetooth (on selected models) ON
	 or OFF with an on-screen-display.When enabled,the
	 corresponding wireless indicator will light.
	 Sun Down Icon (F5):Decreases the display brightness.
	 Sun Up Icon (F6):Increases the display brightness.
	 Crossed Screen Icon (F7):Turns off the display backlight.
	 LCD/Monitor Icons (F8):Toggles between the Eee PC’s 		
	 LCD display and an external monitor.
	 Touchpad (F9):Toggles the touchpad ON/OFF.
	 Crossed Speaker Icon (F10):Mutes the speaker.
	 Volume Down Icon (F11):Decreases speaker volume.
	 Volume Up Icon (F12):Increases the speaker volume.
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	 Super Hybrid Engine (Space Bar): Toggles among various
	 power saving modes.The selected mode is shown on the
	 display.
	 Num Lk (Insert):Toggles the numeric keypad
	 (number lock) ON and OFF.Allows use of a larger portion of	
	 the keyboard for number entering.
	 Scr Lk (Delete): Toggles the“Scroll Lock”ON and OFF.		
	 Allows you to use a larger portion of the keyboard for cell 	
	 navigation.
	 Play/Pause (↓)
		 Begins or pauses media file playback.
	 Stop (↑)
		 Stops media file playback.
	 Back (←)
		 During media file playback,goes back to the previous song
	 / movie chapter.
	 Forward (→)
		 During media file playback,skips to the next song / movie
	 chapter.
	V:Toggles the camera application ON.
	 C:Toggles the screensaver ON.
	 	 Windows icon:Displays the start menu.
	 	 Menu with pointer icon : Activates the properties menu 	
	 and is equivalent to right-clicking the touchpad/mouse on 	
	 an object.
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Touchpad Usage
Multi-finger gesture input
Finger gesture Applications
Two-finger zooming in/out Adobe reader, Windows Photo Viewer
Two-finger rotating Adobe reader, Windows Photo Viewer
Two-finger scrolling up/down or
left/right
Adobe reader, MS Word, MS Excel
Three-finger page up/down Adobe reader, MS Word, MS Excel
Two-finger rotating- Fix one
fingertip on the touchpad and
make an arc with the other to rotate
the photo or the document you are
viewing.You can make a clockwise
or counterclockwise rotation based
on your needs.
Zoom in
Two-finger zooming in/out - Moving two fingertips apart or together on
the touchpad to zoom in or zoom out.This is convenient when viewing
photos or reading documents.
Zoom out
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Two-finger scrolling up/down or
left/right- Use two fingertips to
slide up/down or left/right on the
touchpad to scroll a window up/
down or left/right.If your display
window includes several sub-
windows,move the pointer on that
pane before scrolling.
Three-finger page up/down- Use
three fingers to move horizontally
on the touchpad to swipe pages.
Swipe from left to the right to view
the next page or right to the left to
return to the previous pages.
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Powering on your Eee PC
First-time Startup
Desktop
Network Connection
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Chapter 2:	
Getting Started
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Powering on your Eee PC
These are only quick instructions for using your Eee PC.
1.	 Install the battery pack 2.	 Connect the AC power
adapter
•	 When you open the display panel,do not force it down to the table
or else the hinges may break! Never lift the Eee PC by the display
panel!
•	Only use battery packs and power adapters supplied with this
Eee PC or specifically approved by the manufacturer or retailer for
use with this model or else damage may occur to the Eee PC.The
input voltage range between the wall outlet and this adapter is AC
100V~240V,and the output voltage of this adapter is +19Vdc,2.1A.
•	 Never attempt to remove the battery pack while the Eee PC is
turned ON,as this may result in the loss of working data.
Remember to fully charge the battery before first use and whenever
it is depleted to prolong battery life.
3.	 Turn ON the Eee PC
Damage may occur if you use
a different adapter to power
the Eee PC.You may damage
both your battery pack(s) and
the Eee PC with a faulty AC-
DC adapter.
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2
3
110
V-220V
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2.	 Select you system settings by
specifying the region you are
in,the time zone you are in,
and the keyboard type you
use.Click Next to continue.
1.	 Select the language you use.
Click Next to continue.
4.	 Set a password for your user
account if you want.Click
Next to continue.
3.	 Type your user account name
and your computer’s name,
then click Next to continue.
First-time Startup
For the first time you start your Eee PC,the Windows wizard will launch
automatically and lead you through setting up your preferences and some
basic information.
Follow the wizard instructions to finish the initialization:
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7.	 Specify the time zone you are
in and the local date and time.
Click Next to continue.
6.	 Click Use recommended
settings to get the latest
important updates.
5.	 Read the end user license
agreement and check the
two boxs before I accept the
license terms.Click Next to
continue.
8.	 Connect to a wireless network
and click Next to continue,
or click Skip to set up the
wireless connection later.
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Desktop
There are several shortcuts on the desktop.Double-click them to launch
the corresponding applications and enter the specified folders.Some
applications would form minimized icons in the Notification area.
The actual Desktop screen may vary according to different models.
9.	 Select the network's location.
Click Next to continue.
10.	 The initialization is finished.
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Network Connection
Configuring a wireless network connection
1.	 Click the wireless network icon with an orange star in the
Windows® Notification area.
3.	 When connecting,you may have to enter a password.
4.	 After a connection has been established,the connection is shown on
the list.
5.	 You can see the wireless network icon in the Notification area.
2.	 Select the wireless access point you want to
connect to from the list and click Connect to
build the connection.
If you cannot find the desired access point,
click the Refresh icon on the upper right
corner to refresh and search in the list again.
If the wireless connection icon does not show in the Notification
area,activate the wireless LAN function by pressing +
(<Fn> + <F2>) before configuring a wireless network connection.
The crossed wireless network icon appears when you press
<Fn> + <F2> to disable the WLAN function.
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Local Area Network
To establish a wired network,follow the instructions below:
Using a dynamic IP / PPPoE network connection:
1.	 Click the network icon with a yellow
warning triangle in the
Windows® Notification area and select
Open Network and Sharing Center.
2.	 Click Change adapter
settings in the left blue
pane.
3.	 Right-click Local Area
Connection and select
Properties.
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4.	 Click Internet Protocol
Version 4(TCP/IPv4) and
click Properties.
5.	 Click Obtain an IP address
automatically and click OK.
6.	 Return to the Network
and Sharing Center and
then click Set up a new
connection or network.
(Continue the following steps if using PPPoE)
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7.	 Select Connect to the
Internet and click Next.
8.	 Select Broadband (PPPoE)
and click Next.
9.	 Enter your User name and,
Password,and Connection
name.Click Connect.
10.	 Click Close to finish the
configuration.
11.	 Click the network icon in
the taskbar and click the
connection you just created.
12.	 Enter your user name and
password.Click Connect to
connect to the Internet.
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Browsing web pages
After you finish the network setup,click Internet Explorer on the desktop
and start enjoying net surfing.
Visit our Eee PC homepage (http://eeepc.asus.com) to obtain the
latest information and register at http://vip.asus.com for full service
of your Eee PC.
Using a static IP:
1.	 Repeat the step 1–4 of Using a dynamic IP to start the static IP
network configuration.
2	 Click Use the following IP
address.
3.	 Enter the IP address,Subnet
mask and Gateway from your
service provider.
4.	 If needed,enter the preferred
DNS Server address and
alternative address.
5.	 After entering all the related
values,click OK to build the
network connection.
Contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) if you have problems
connecting to the network.
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Bluetooth Connection (on selected models)
Super Hybrid Engine
Eee Docking
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Chapter 3:	
Using the Eee PC
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Updating the BIOS through the Internet
To update the BIOS through the Internet
1.	 Launch the ASUS Update utility
from the Windows® desktop by
clicking Start > All Programs >
ASUS > ASUSUpdate for Eee PC>
ASUSUpdate.The ASUS Update
main window appears.
ASUS Update
The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage,save,and update
the Eee PC BIOS in Windows® environment.The ASUS Update utility allows
you to:
	 •	 Save the current BIOS file
	 •	 Download the latest BIOS file from the Internet
	 •	 Update the BIOS from an updated BIOS file
	 •	 Update the BIOS directly from the Internet,and
	 •	 View the BIOS version information.
This utility is pre-loaded in your Eee PC.
ASUS Update requires an Internet connection either through a
network or an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
2.	 Select Update BIOS from Internet
from the drop‑down menu,then
click Next.
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3.	 Select the ASUS FTP site nearest
you to avoid network traffic,or
click Auto Select.Click Next.
4.	 From the FTP site,select the
desired BIOS version and click
Next.
3.	 Locate the BIOS file from the Open window,then click Open.
4.	 Follow the screen instructions to complete the update process.
5.	 Follow the screen instructions to
complete the update process.
The ASUS Update utility is capable of updating itself through the
Internet.Always update the utility to avail all its features.
Updating the BIOS through a BIOS file
To update the BIOS through a BIOS file:
1.	 Launch the ASUS Update utility
from the Windows®
desktop
by clicking Start > Programs
> ASUS > ASUSUpdate for
EeePC> ASUSUpdate.The ASUS
Update main window appears.
2.	 Select Update BIOS from file
from the drop‑down menu,then
click Next.
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Bluetooth Connection
(on selected models)
Bluetooth technology eliminates the need for cables for connecting
Bluetooth-enabled devices.Examples of Bluetooth-enabled devices may
be Notebook PCs,Desktop PCs,mobile phones,and PDAs.
To connect to a Bluetooth-enabled device:
1.	 Press <Fn> + <F2> repeatedly until Bluetooth ON or WLAN &
Bluetooth ON is shown.
2.	 From Control Panel, go
to Network and Internet
> Network and Sharing
Center and then click
Change adapter settings
in the left blue pane.
3.	 Right-click Bluetooth
Network Connection
and select View
Bluetooth Network
Devices.
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4.	 Click Add a device to look for
new devices.
5.	 Select a Bluetooth-enabled
device from the list and click
Next.
6.	 Enter the Bluetooth security
code into your device and
start pairing.
7.	 The paired relationship is
successfully built.Click Close
to finish the setting.
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Super Hybrid Engine Modes
Auto High Performance and
Auto Power-Saving mode
are available only when
applying or removing the
power adapter.
Super Hybrid Engine
Super Hybrid Engine offers different power modes.The power saving
modes control many aspects of your Eee PC to maximize performance
versus battery time.The selected mode is shown on the display.
To change the power mode
•	 Click Start > All Programs > ASUS > EeePC > SuperHybridEngine
> SuperHybridEngine.
•	 Right-click the Super Hybrid Engine
icon in the Notification area,and select
a preferred power mode.
•	 Press <Fn> + <Space Bar>.
If your external monitor functions abnormally in Power Saving
mode at a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels or higher,press <Fn> +
<F8> repeatedly to switch the display mode to LCD Only or LCD
+ CRT Clone and reset the power mode to High Performance or
Super Performance.
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Eee Docking (on selected models)
Eee Docking contains multiple useful applications.The Eee Docking tool
bar is at the top of the desktop.
Access
ASUS @Vibe
ASUS @Vibe allows you to enjoy online entertainment contents including
Radio,Live TV and Games,etc.
The ASUS @Vibe service contents differ for each territory.
Game Park
Game Park includes multiple interesting games.
ASUS AP Bank
ASUS AP Bank offers various software applications and multimedia
enjoyment online.
ASUS WebStorage
Eee PC users can enjoy free online space.With Internet connection,you
can access and share any files whenever you want and wherever you
are.The ASUS WebStorage help file is accessible only when your Eee PC
connects to the Internet.
•	 The applications in Eee Docking may vary depending on models.
•	 The names of the applications in Eee Docking are subject to change
without notice.
Access Sharing Experience Tools
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Sharing
YouCAM
YouCAM provides interesting effects and useful add-ons for your webcam.
Syncables
The syncables desktop application makes it easier than ever to keep all
your photos,music,videos,documents,bookmarks,and more in sync and
up to date across all your computers.
Experience
Eee Splendid
Eee Splendid helps improve your Eee PC display in terms of the contrast,
brightness,skin tone,and color saturation for red,green,and blue
independently.
SRS Premium Sound
SRS Premium offers the rich and immerse audio experience in any
listening environment.
Tools
Live Update
Live Update keeps your Eee PC up-to-date by checking the online updates.
USB Charge+
USB Charge+ functions to charge your mobile phones or digital audio
players while your Eee PC is sleeping,hibernating or shut down.The
feature is disabled by default.When enabled,two modes are available for
you to choose from,Adapter Mode,or Adapter + Battery Mode.
USB Charge+ is disabled while your Eee PC is powered on,and the
USB port will be used for data transfer only.
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Font Resizer
Font Resizer allows you to adjust the font/text size on your Eee PC screen.
LocaleMe
LocaleMe is a web mapping service application,offering easy search for
streets or companies sorted by multiple categories all over the world.
Locale Me requires an Internet connection to operate.
Docking Setting
Docking Setting allows you to configure the appearance and the position
of the Eee Docking tool bar.
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System Recovery
Boot Booster
4
Chapter 4:	
System Recovery
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Chapter 4: System Recovery
4-2
System Recovery
Disable Boot Booster in BIOS setup before you perform system
recovery from USB flash disk,external optical drive or hidden
partition.
Ensure to connect your Eee PC to the AC power adapter before
using F9 recovery to avoid recovery failure.
Using recovery partition (F9 Recovery)
1.	 Press <F9> during bootup.
Ensure to press <F9> only once during bootup.
2.	 Select the language you use and
click to continue.
3.	 Click Recovery in the Recovery
System dialog box to start the
system recovery.
4.	 The system starts system recovery automatically and follow the
onscreen instructions to complete the recovery process.
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2.	 Connect a USB storage device to your Eee PC and click Backup in the
Recovery System dialog box to start the recovery files backup.
•	 The size of the connected USB storage device should be larger than
16GB.
•	 Memory cards are not supported for this function.
•	 A dialog box appears as a
reminder if you have not
connected the USB storage
device for system recovery
backup to your Eee PC.
3.	 Select a desired USB storage
device if more than one USB
storage device is connected to
your Eee PC and click Continue.
4.	 All the data on the selected USB
storage device will be cleared.
Click Continue to start the
backup or click Back to backup
your important data.
Back up the recovery files
1.	 Repeat the step 1—2 in the previous section.
You will lose all your data on the selected USB storage device.Ensure
to back up your important data beforehand
5.	 The system backup starts and
click OK when done.
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Using the USB storage device (USB recovery)
1.	 Connect the USB storage device that you backup the system
recovery files.
2.	 Press <ESC> on bootup and
the Please select boot device
screen appears.Select USB:
XXXXXX to boot from the
connected USB storage device.
Please select boot device:
↑ and ↓ to move selection
ENTER to select boot device
HDD:SM-ASUS-PHISON SSD
USB:XXXXXXXX
5.	 Select a partition option and click Continue.Partition options:
	 • Recover system to a partition.
	 This option deletes all data on the
system partition“C”and keeps the
partition“D”unchanged.
	 • Recover system to entire HD.
	 This option deletes all partitions
from your hard disk drive and creates a new system partition as drive“C”
and a data partition as drive“D“.
6.	 Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the recovery process.
3.	 Select the language you use and click to continue.
4.	 Click Recovery to start system
recovery.
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ASUS Eee PC 4-5
Boot Booster
The Boot Booster item in BIOS setup helps shorten your Eee PC bootup
time.However,you MUST disable this BIOS item before you change any
Eee PC components or perform system recovery (from USB flash disk,
external optical drive or hidden partition).Follow the instructions below to
disable Boot Booster:
1.	 Start the system and press <F2> on bootup to show the POST screen.
Press <F2> again to enter the BIOS setup.
2.	 Set Boot Booster to [Disabled].
v02.58 (C)Copyright 1985-2005, American Megatrends, Inc.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main Advanced Security Boot Exit
	 Boot Device Priority
	 Boot Settings Configuration
OnBoard LAN Boot ROM		 [Enabled]
Boot Booster		 [Disabled]
←→ Select Screen
↑↓ Select Item
Enter Go to Sub Screen
F1 General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
Specifies the Boot
Device Priority
sequence.
A virtual floppy disk
drive (Floppy Drive B:
) may appear when you
set the CD-ROM drive
as the first boot
device.
3.	 Press <F10> to save the configuration and restart Eee PC.
If you fail to see the POST screen or enter the BIOS setup by doing
the instruction above,restart the system and try pressing <F2>
repeatedly on bootup.
Remember to enable Boot Booster after you complete hardware
change or system recovery.
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Chapter 4: System Recovery
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Declarations and Safety Statements
Copyright Information
Limitation of Liability
Service and Support
A
Appendix
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Appendix
A-2
Declarations and Safety
Statements
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with FCC Rules Part 15.Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
•	 This device may not cause harmful interference,and
•	 This device must accept any interference received,including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
class B digital device,pursuant to Part 15 of the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) rules.These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.This
equipment generates,uses,and can radiate radio frequency energy
and,if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions,may
cause harmful interference to radio communications.However,there is
no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception,which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on,
the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of
the following measures:
•	 Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•	 Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
•	 Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that
to which the receiver is connected.
•	 Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The use of a shielded-type power cord is required in order to meet
FCC emission limits and to prevent interference to the nearby radio
and television reception. It is essential that only the supplied power
cord be used.Use only shielded cables to connect I/O devices to this
equipment.You are cautioned that changes or modifications not
expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void your authority to operate the equipment.

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