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  • Brand: Asus
  • Product: Laptop
  • Model/name: K95VB
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, French, Dutch

Table of Contents

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Notebook PC User Manual
November 2011
E6941
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 Notebook PC User Manual
Table of Contents
Chapter 1:	 Introducing the Notebook PC
About This User’s Manual................................................................................. 6
Notes for This Manual........................................................................................ 6
Safety Precautions.............................................................................................. 7
Preparing your Notebook PC........................................................................11
Chapter 2:	 Knowing the parts
Top Side................................................................................................................16
Bottom Side.........................................................................................................19
Right Side.............................................................................................................21
Left Side................................................................................................................23
Rear Side...............................................................................................................25
Front Side.............................................................................................................25
Chapter 3:	 Getting Started
Power System.....................................................................................................28
Using AC Power................................................................................................28
Using Battery Power.......................................................................................30
Battery Care.......................................................................................................32
Powering ON the Notebook PC..................................................................33
The Power-On Self Test (POST)...................................................................33
Checking Battery Power................................................................................35
Charging the Battery Pack............................................................................36
Power Options..................................................................................................37
Power Management Modes........................................................................39
Sleep and Hibernate.......................................................................................39
Thermal Power Control..................................................................................41
Special Keyboard Functions..........................................................................42
Colored Hot Keys.............................................................................................42
Microsoft Windows Keys...............................................................................44
Multimedia Control Keys (on selected models)....................................46
Switches and Status Indicators....................................................................47
Switches	47
Status Indicators..............................................................................................48
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Chapter 4:	 Using the Notebook PC
Pointing Device..................................................................................................52
Using the Touchpad........................................................................................53
Touchpad Usage Illustrations......................................................................54
Caring for the Touchpad...............................................................................57
Automatic Touchpad Disabling..................................................................57
Storage Devices.................................................................................................59
Optical Drive (on selected models)...........................................................59
Flash Memory Card Reader..........................................................................63
Hard Disk Drive.................................................................................................64
Memory (RAM)..................................................................................................71
Connections........................................................................................................72
Network Connection......................................................................................72
Wireless LAN Connection (on selected models)..................................74
Windows Wireless Network Connection.................................................76
Bluetooth Wireless Connection(on selected models)........................78
Appendix
Optional Accessories......................................................................................A-2
Optional Connections..................................................................................A-2
Operating System and Software................................................................A-3
System BIOS Settings...................................................................................A-4
Common Problems and Solutions.......................................................A-10
RecoveringYour Notebook PC................................................................ A-16
Using Recovery Partition ........................................................................A-16
Using Recovery DVD (on selected models).......................................A-17
DVD-ROM Drive Information................................................................... A-19
Blu-ray ROM Drive Information(on selected models)..................... A-21
Internal Modem Compliancy................................................................... A-22
Declarations and Safety Statements..................................................... A-26
Federal Communications Commission Statement.........................A-26
FCC Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure Caution Statement.............A-27
Declaration of Conformity(R&TTE directive 1999/5/EC)...............A-27
CE Marking....................................................................................................A-28
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IC Radiation Exposure Statement for Canada..................................A-28
Wireless Operation Channel for Different Domains.......................A-29
France Restricted Wireless Frequency Bands...................................A-29
UL Safety Notices........................................................................................A-31
Power Safety Requirement.....................................................................A-32
TV Tuner Notices.........................................................................................A-32
REACH	 ........................................................................................................A-32
Nordic Lithium Cautions (for lithium-ion batteries).......................A-33
Optical Drive Safety Information..........................................................A-34
Laser Safety Information..........................................................................A-34
Service warning label................................................................................A-34
CDRH Regulations......................................................................................A-34
Macrovision Corporation Product Notice..........................................A-35
CTR 21 Approval(for Notebook PC with built-in Modem)...........A-36
European Union Eco-label.......................................................................A-38
ENERGY STAR complied product..........................................................A-38
Global Environmental Regulation Compliance and Declaration 	A-39
ASUS Recycling/ Takeback Services.....................................................A-39
Regional Notice for United States of America..................................A-39
Copyright Information............................................................................... A-40
Limitation of Liability.................................................................................. A-41
Service and Support.................................................................................... A-41
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Chapter 1:	
Introducing the
Notebook PC
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About This User’s Manual
You are reading the Notebook PC User’s Manual.This User’s Manual
provides information regarding the various components in the
Notebook PC and how to use them.The following are major sections
of this User’s Manual:
1.	 Introducing the Notebook PC
	 Introduces you to the Notebook PC and this User’s Manual.
2.	 Knowing the Parts
	 Gives you information on the Notebook PC’s components.
3.	 Getting Started
	 Gives you information on getting started with the Notebook PC.
4.	 Using the Notebook PC
	 Gives you information on using the Notebook PC’s components.
5.	 Appendix
	 Introduces you to optional accessories and gives additional
information.
The actual bundled operating system and applications differ by
models and territories.There may be differences between your
Notebook PC and the pictures shown in this manual.Please
accept your Notebook 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
Notebook PC.Follow all precautions and instructions.Except as
described in this manual,refer all servicing to qualified personnel.
Battery safety warning:
DO NOT throw the
battery in fire.DO NOT
short circuit the contacts.
DO NOT disassemble the
battery.
DO NOT leave the
Notebook 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 Notebook 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
Notebook PC.
Disconnect the AC power and remove the battery pack(s) before
cleaning.Wipe the Notebook 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.
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SAFE TEMP:This
Notebook PC should
only be used in
environments with
ambient temperatures
between 5°C (41°F) and
35°C (95°F).
DO NOT carry or cover
a Notebook PC that
is powered ON with
any materials that will
reduce air circulation
such as a carrying bag.
DO NOT throw the Notebook PC in municipal waste.This
product has been designed to enable proper reuse of parts
and recycling.The symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin
indicates that the product (electrical,electronic equipment
and mercury-containing button cell battery) should not
be placed in municipal waste.Check local regulations for
disposal of electronic products.
DO NOT throw the battery in municipal waste.The symbol
of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the battery
should not be placed in municipal waste.
INPUT RATING:Refer to
the rating label on the
bottom of the Notebook
PC and be sure that your
power adapter complies
with the rating.
Incorrect installation
of battery may cause
explosion and damage
the Notebook PC.
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.
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Transportation Precautions
To prepare the Notebook 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 the Notebook PC
while the power is still ON.Close the display panel and check that
it is latched securely in the closed position to protect the keyboard
and display panel.
CAUTION! The Notebook PC’s surface is easily dulled if not
properly cared for.Be careful not to rub or scrape the Notebook
PC surfaces.
Sound Pressure warning
Excessive sound pressure from earphones or headphones can cause
hearing damage or loss.Adjustment of the volume control as well as
the equalizer to settings other than the center position may increase
the earphones or headphones output voltage and the sound
pressure level.
DC Fan warning
Please notice that the DC fan is a moving part that may cause
DANGER.Ensure to keep your body from the moving fan blades.
Adapter Information
Input voltage:100-240Vac
Input frequency:50-60Hz
Rating output current:4.74A (90W);6.3A (120W)
Rating output voltage:19V DC
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Airplane Precautions
Contact your airline if you want to use the Notebook PC on the
airplane.Most airlines will have restrictions for using electronic
devices.Most airlines will allow electronic use only between and not
during takeoffs and landings.
CAUTION! 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 Notebook
PC and diskettes through airport X-ray machines.However,it
is recommended that you do not send your Notebook PC or
diskettes through airport magnetic detectors or expose them to
magnetic wands.
Cover Your Notebook PC
Purchase a carrying bag to protect the Notebook PC from dirt,water,
shock,and scratches.
Charge Your Batteries
If you intend to use battery power,be sure to fully charge your
battery pack and any optional battery packs 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
Notebook PC is in use.
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Preparing your Notebook PC
These are quick instructions for using your Notebook PC.
Installing the Battery Pack
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Connecting the Power Adapter
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3
110V-220V
2
Opening the LCD display panel
1.	 Carefully lift up the display panel with your thumb.
2.	 Slowly tilt the display panel forward or backward to a
comfortable viewing angle.
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Turning on the Power
1.	 Push and release the power button located beneath the LCD
display panel.
2.	 Use [Fn]+[F5] or [Fn]+[F6] to adjust the LCD brightness.
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Knowing the parts
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The keyboard differs by territory.
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	 Microphone (Built-in)
	 The built-in mono microphone can be used for video
conferencing,voice narrations,or simple audio recordings.
	 Camera
	 The built-in camera allows picture taking or video
recording.Can be used with video conferencing and other
interactive applications.
	 Display Panel
	 The display panel functions the same as a desktop monitor.
The Notebook PC uses an active matrix TFT LCD,which
provides excellent viewing like that of desktop monitors.
Unlike desktop monitors,the LCD panel does not produce
any radiation or flickering,so it is easier on the eyes.Use
a soft cloth without chemical liquids (use plain water if
necessary) to clean the display panel.
	 Power Switch
	 The power switch allows powering ON and OFF the
Notebook PC and recovering from suspend mode.Use the
switch once to turn ON and once to turn OFF the Notebook
PC.The power switch only works when the display panel is
opened.
	 Keyboard
	 The keyboard provides full-sized keys with comfortable
travel (depth at which the keys can be depressed) and
palm rest for both hands.Two Windows function keys are
provided to help ease navigation in the Windows operating
system.
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2
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	 Touchpad and Buttons
	 The touchpad with its buttons is a pointing device that
provides the same functions as a desktop mouse.A
software-controlled scrolling function is available after
setting up the included touchpad utility to allow easy
Windows or web navigation.
	 Status Indicators (front)
	 Status indicators represent various hardware/software
conditions.See indicator details in Chapter 3.
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Bottom Side
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3
1
2
The bottom side may vary in appearance depending on model.
The battery pack size varies depending on model.
WARNING! The bottom of the Notebook PC can get very hot.Be
careful when handling the Notebook 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 beds or sofas which may block the vents.Do not put the
Notebook PC on your lap or other parts of the body to avoid
injury from heat.
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	 Hard Disk Drive Compartment 1 (3.5”HDD)
	 The hard disk drive is secured in a compartment.Visit an
authorized service center or retailer for information on hard
disk drive upgrades for your Notebook PC.Only purchase
hard disk drives from authorized retailers of this Notebook
PC to ensure maximum compatibility and reliability.
	 Hard Disk Drive Compartment 2 (2.5”HDD)
	 The hard disk drive is secured in a compartment.Visit an
authorized service center or retailer for information on hard
disk drive upgrades for your Notebook PC.Only purchase
hard disk drives from authorized retailers of this Notebook
PC to ensure maximum compatibility and reliability.
	 Battery Pack
	 The battery pack is automatically charged when the
Notebook PC is connected to an AC power source and
maintains power to the Notebook PC when AC power is
not connected.This allows use when moving temporarily
between locations.Battery time varies by usage and by
the specifications for this Notebook PC.The battery pack
cannot be disassembled and must be purchased as a single
unit.
	 Memory (RAM) Compartment
	 The memory compartment provides expansion capabilities
for additional memory.Additional memory will increase
application performance by decreasing hard disk access.
The BIOS automatically detects the amount of memory in
the system and configures CMOS accordingly during the
POST (Power-On-Self-Test) process.There is no hardware or
software (including BIOS) setup required after the memory
is installed.Visit an authorized service center or retailer for
information on memory upgrades for your Notebook PC.
Only purchase expansion modules from authorized retailers
of this Notebook PC to ensure maximum compatibility and
reliability.
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Right Side
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2
	 Optical Drive
	 The Notebook PC comes in various models with different
optical drives.The Notebook PC’s optical drive may support
compact discs (CD) and/or digital video discs (DVD) and
may have recordable (R) or re-writable (RW) capabilities.
See the marketing specifications for details on each model.
	 Optical Drive Electronic Eject
	 The optical drive eject has an electronic eject button for
opening the tray.You can also eject the optical drive tray
through any software player or by right clicking the optical
drive in Windows“Computer”and selecting Eject.
	 Optical Drive Emergency Eject
(location varies by model)
	 The emergency eject is used to eject the optical drive tray
in case the electronic eject does not work.Do not use the
emergency eject in place of the electronic eject.
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With 2.5”primary HDD
With 3.5”primary HDD
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2
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4 	USB Port (2.0)
	 The USB (Universal Serial Bus) port is compatible with USB
2.0 or USB 1.1 devices such as keyboards,pointing devices,
cameras,hard disk drives,printers,and scanners connected
in a series up to 12Mbits/sec (USB 1.1) and 480Mbits/sec
(USB 2.0).USB allows many devices to run simultaneously
on a single computer,with some peripherals acting as
additional plug-in sites or hubs.USB supports hot-swapping
of devices so that most peripherals can be connected or
disconnected without restarting the computer.
	 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 Notebook PC and charges the
internal battery pack.To prevent damage to the Notebook
PC and battery pack,always use the supplied power
adapter.
The adapter may become warm to hot when in use.Ensure
not to cover the adapter and keep it away from your body.
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Left Side
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2
	 Kensington® Lock Port
	 The Kensington® lock port allows the Notebook PC to
be secured using Kensington® compatible Notebook PC
security products.These security products usually include
a metal cable and lock that prevent the Notebook PC to
be removed from a fixed object.Some may also include a
motion detector to sound an alarm when moved.
	 Air Vents
	 The air vents allow cool air to enter and warm air to exit the
Notebook PC.
	 Display (Monitor) Output
	 The 15-pin D-sub monitor port supports a standard
VGA-compatible device such as a monitor or projector to
allow viewing on a larger external display.
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With 3.5”primary HDD
With 2.5”primary HDD
HDMI
2 4 6
5
3
1 7 8 9
HDMI
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5
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HDMI
	 HDMI Port
	 HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is an
uncompressed all-digital audio/video interface between
any audio/video source,such as a set-top box,DVD player,
and A/V receiver and an audio and/or video monitor,such
as a digital television (DTV).Supports standard,enhanced,
or high-definition video,plus multi-channel digital audio
on a single cable.It transmits all ATSC HDTV standards and
supports 8-channel digital audio,with bandwidth to spare
to accommodate future enhancements or requirements.
	 LAN Port
	 The RJ-45 LAN port with eight pins is larger than the RJ-11
modem port and supports a standard Ethernet cable for
connection to a local network.The built-in connector allows
convenient use without additional adapters.
	USB Port (3.0,on selected models / 2.0)
	USB Port (3.0,on selected models / 2.0)
	 USB Charger+ (on selected models)
	 Allows you to charge your mobile phones or digital audio
players while your Notebook PC is sleeping,hibernating or
shut down.
	 Headphone Output Jack
	 The stereo headphone jack (1/8 inch) is used to connect
the Notebook PC’s audio out signal to amplified speakers
or headphones.Using this jack automatically disables the
built-in speakers.
	 Microphone Input Jack
	 The mono microphone jack (1/8 inch) can be used to
connect an external microphone or output signals from
audio devices.Using this jack automatically disables the
built-in microphone.Use this feature for video conferencing,
voice narrations,or simple audio recordings.
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Rear Side
Front Side
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	 Battery Pack
	 Inside the bottom cover,the battery pack is automatically
charged when the Notebook PC is connected to an AC
power source and maintains power to the Notebook PC
when AC power is not connected.This allows use when
moving temporarily between locations.Battery time varies
by usage and by the specifications for this Notebook PC.
The battery pack cannot be disassembled and must be
purchased as a single unit.
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	 Flash Memory Slot
	 Normally an external memory card reader must be
purchased separately in order to use memory cards from
devices such as digital cameras,MP3 players,mobile
phones,and PDAs.This Notebook PC has a built-in
high-speed memory card reader that can conveniently read
from and write to many flash memory cards.
Support Type:SD+MMC+MS+MS PRO.
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Chapter 3:	
Getting Started
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110V-220V
2
Power System
Using AC Power
The Notebook PC power is comprised of two parts,the power
adapter and the battery power system.The power adapter converts
AC power from a wall outlet to the DC power required by the
Notebook PC.Your Notebook PC comes with a universal AC-DC
adapter.That means that you may connect the power cord to any
100V-120V as well as 220V-240V outlets without setting switches
or using power converters.Different countries may require that an
adapter be used to connect the provided US-standard AC power
cord to a different standard.Most hotels will provide universal
outlets to support different power cords as well as voltages.It is
always best to ask an experienced traveler about AC outlet voltages
when bringing power adapters to another country.
You can buy travel kits for the Notebook PC that includes power
and modem adapters for almost every country.
WARNING! DO NOT connect the AC power cord to an AC outlet
prior to connecting the DC plug to the Notebook PC.Doing so
may damage the AC-DC adapter.
The actual location of the power input differs by models.Refer to
the previous chapter to locate the LAN port.
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IMPORTANT! Damage may occur if you use a different adapter
to power the Notebook PC or use the Notebook PC’s adapter to
power other electrical devices.If there is smoke,burning scent,
or extreme heat coming from the AC-DC adapter,seek servicing.
Seek servicing if you suspect a faulty AC-DC adapter.You may
damage both your battery pack(s) and the Notebook PC with a
faulty AC-DC adapter.
This Notebook PC may come with either a two or three-prong
plug depending on territory.If a three-prong plug is provided,
you must use a grounded AC outlet or use a properly grounded
adapter to ensure safe operation of the Notebook PC.
WARNING! The power adapter may become warm to hot when
in use.Be sure not to cover the adapter and keep it away from
your body.
Unplug the power adapter or switch off the AC outlet to
minimize the power consumption when the Notebook PC is not
in use.
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IMPORTANT! Never attempt to remove the battery pack while
the Notebook PC is turned ON,as this may result in the loss of
working data.
To install the battery pack:
Using Battery Power
The Notebook PC is designed to work with a removable battery pack.
The battery pack consists of a set of battery cells housed together.
A fully charged pack will provide several hours of battery life,which
can be further extended by using power management features
through the BIOS setup.Additional battery packs are optional and
can be purchased separately through a Notebook PC retailer.
Installing and Removing the Battery Pack
Your Notebook PC may or may not have its battery pack installed.If
your Notebook PC does not have its battery pack installed,use the
following procedures to install the battery pack.
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IMPORTANT! Only use battery packs and power adapters
supplied with this Notebook PC or specifically approved by the
manufacturer or retailer for use with this model or else damage
may occur to the Notebook PC.
To remove the battery pack:
1
2
1
1
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WARNING! For safety reasons,DO NOT throw the battery in fire,
DO NOT short circuit the contacts,and DO NOT disassemble the
battery.If there is any abnormal operation or damage to the
battery pack caused by impact,turn OFF the Notebook PC and
contact an authorized service center.
Battery Care
The Notebook PC’s battery pack,like all rechargeable batteries,has
a limit on the number times it can be recharged.The battery pack’s
useful life will depend on your environment temperature,humidity,
and how your Notebook PC is used.It is ideal that the battery be
used in a temperature range between 10˚C and 35˚C (50˚F and
95˚F).You must also take into account that the Notebook PC’s
internal temperature is higher than the outside temperature.Any
temperatures above or below this range will shorten the life of the
battery.But in any case,the battery pack’s usage time will eventually
decrease and a new battery pack must be purchased from an
authorized dealer for this Notebook PC.Because batteries also have
a shelf life,it is not recommended to buy extras for storing.
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IMPORTANT! To protect the hard disk drive,always wait at least
5 seconds after turning OFF your Notebook PC before turning it
back ON.
WARNING! DO NOT carry or cover a Notebook PC that is
powered ON with any materials that will reduce air circulation
such as a carrying bag.
Before bootup,the display panel flashes when the power is
turned ON.This is part of the Notebook PC’s test routine and is
not a problem with the display.
Powering ON the Notebook PC
The Notebook PC’s power-ON message appears on the screen when
you turn it ON.If necessary,you may adjust the brightness by using
the hot keys.If you need to run the BIOS Setup to set or modify the
system configuration,press [F2] upon bootup to enter the BIOS
Setup.Press [ESC] and you will be presented with a boot menu with
selections to boot from your available drives.
The Power-On Self Test (POST)
When you turn ON the Notebook PC,it will first run through a
series of software-controlled diagnostic tests called the Power-On
Self Test (POST).The software that controls the POST is installed
as a permanent part of the Notebook PC’s architecture.The POST
includes a record of the Notebook PC’s hardware configuration,
which is used to make a diagnostic check of the system.This record
is created by using the BIOS Setup program.If the POST discovers
a difference between the record and the existing hardware,it will
display a message on the screen prompting you to correct the
conflict by running BIOS Setup.In most cases the record should be
correct when you receive the Notebook PC.When the test is finished,
you may get a message reporting“No operating system found”if the
hard disk was not preloaded with an operating system.This indicates
that the hard disk is correctly detected and ready for the installation
of a new operating system.
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IMPORTANT! If warnings are still given during bootup after
running a software disk checking utility,you should take your
Notebook PC in for servicing.Continued use may result in data
loss.
Self Monitoring and Reporting Technology
The S.M.A.R.T.(Self Monitoring
and Reporting Technology)
checks the hard disk drive during
POST and gives a warning
message if the hard disk drive
requires servicing.If any critical
hard disk drive warning is
given during bootup,backup
your data immediately and run
Windows disk checking program.
To run Window’s disk checking
program:click Windows >
select Computer > right-click
a hard disk drive icon > choose
Properties > click the Tools tab >
click Check Now > click Start.You can also select“Scan ...sectors”for
more effective scan and repair but the process will run slower.
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You will be warned when battery power is low.If you continue
to ignore the low battery warnings,the Notebook PC eventually
enters suspend mode (Windows default uses STR).
Screen captures shown here are examples only and may not
reflect what you see in your system.
Checking Battery Power
The battery system implements the Smart Battery standard under
the Windows environment,which allows the battery to accurately
report the amount of charge left in the battery.A fully-charged
battery pack provides the Notebook PC a few hours of working
power.But the actual figure varies depending on how you use the
power saving features,your general work habits,the CPU,system
memory size,and the size of the display panel.
Pointer over the battery icon without power adapter.
Pointer over the battery icon with
power adapter.
Right-click the battery icon
Left-click the battery icon
WARNING! Suspend-to-RAM (STR) does not last long when the
battery power is depleted.STR is not the same as power OFF.
STR requires a small amount of power and will fail and lose data
if no power is available due to complete battery depletion or
no power supply (e.g.removing both the power adapter and
battery pack).
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WARNING! DO NOT leave the battery pack discharged.The
battery pack will discharge over time.If not using a battery pack,
it must continued to be charged every three months to extend
recovery capacity or else it may fail to charge in the future.
The battery stops charging if the temperature is too high or the
battery voltage is too high.
Charging the Battery Pack
Before you use your Notebook PC on the road,you will have to
charge the battery pack.The battery pack begins to charge as
soon as the Notebook PC is connected to external power using the
power adapter.Fully charge the battery pack before using it for the
first time.A new battery pack must completely charge before the
Notebook PC is disconnected from external power.It takes a few
hours to fully charge the battery when the Notebook PC is turned
OFF and may take twice the time when the Notebook PC is turned
ON.The battery status indicator on the Notebook PC turns OFF when
the battery pack is charged.
The battery starts charging when the charge remaining in
the battery drops below 95%.This prevents the battery from
charging frequently.Minimizing the recharge cycles helps
prolong battery life.
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IMPORTANT! To protect the hard drive,wait at least 5 seconds
after turning OFF your Notebook PC before turning it back ON.
Power Options
The power switch turns ON and
OFF the Notebook PC or putting
the Notebook PC into sleep
or hibernation modes.Actual
behavior of the power switch
can be customized in Windows
Control Panel“Power Options.”
For other options,such as“Switch
User,Restart,Sleep,or Shut Down,”click the arrowhead next to the
lock icon.
Restarting or Rebooting
After making changes to your operating system,you may be
prompted to restart the system.Some installation processes will
provide a dialog box to allow restart.To restart the system manually,
choose Restart.
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Emergency Shutdown
In case your operating system cannot properly turn OFF or restart,
there is an additional way to shutdown your Notebook PC:
Hold the power button over 4
seconds.
IMPORTANT! DO NOT use emergency shutdown while data is
being written;doing so can result in loss or destruction of your
data.
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Sleep and Hibernate
Power management settings
can be found in the Windows
> Control Panel > Hardware
and Sound > Power Options.In
Power Options,you can define
Sleep/Hibernate or Shut Down
for closing the display panel or
pressing the power button.Sleep
and Hibernate saves power when your Notebook PC is not in use
by turning OFF certain components.When you resume your work,
your last status (such as a document scrolled down half way or email
typed half way) will reappear as if you never left.Shut Down will
close all applications and ask if you want to save your work if any are
not saved.
Power Management Modes
The Notebook PC has a number of automatic or adjustable power
saving features that you can use to maximize battery life and lower
Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).You can control some of these
features through the Power menu in the BIOS Setup.ACPI power
management settings are made through the operating system.
The power management features are designed to save as much
electricity as possible by putting components into a low power
consumption mode as often as possible but also allow full operation
on demand.
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Sleep is the same as Suspend-to-
RAM (STR).This function stores
your current data and status in
RAM while many components
are turned OFF.Because RAM
is volatile,it requires power to
keep (refresh) the data.Click
the Windows button and the
arrowhead next to the lock icon
to see this option.You can also use the keyboard shortcut [Fn F1]
to activate this mode.Recover by pressing any keyboard key except
[Fn].(NOTE:The power indicator will blink in this mode.)
Hibernate is the same as Suspend-to-Disk (STD) and stores your
current data and status on the hard disk drive.By doing this,RAM
does not have to be periodically refreshed and power consumption
is greatly reduced but not completely eliminated because certain
wake-up components like LAN needs to remain powered.Hibernate
saves more power compared to Sleep.Click the Windows button
and the arrowhead next to the lock icon to see this option.Recover
by pressing the power button.(NOTE:The power indicator will be
OFF in this mode.)
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Thermal Power Control
There are three power control methods for controlling the Notebook
PC’s thermal state.These power control cannot be configured by
the user and should be known in case the Notebook PC should
enter these states.The following temperatures represent the chassis
temperature (not CPU).
•	 The fan turns ON for active cooling when the temperature reaches
the safe upper limit.
•	 The CPU decreases speed for passive cooling when the temperature
exceeds the safe upper limit.
•	 The system shut down for critical cooling when temperature ex-
ceeds the maximum safe upper limit.
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Special Keyboard Functions
Colored Hot Keys
The following defines the colored hot keys
on the Notebook 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.
The Hot Key locations on the function keys may vary depending
on model but the functions should remain the same.Follow the
icons instead of the function keys.
“ZZ
”Icon (F1): Places the Notebook PC in suspend mode
(either Save-to-RAM or Save-to-Disk depending on sleep
button setting in power management setup).
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.Windows
software settings are necessary to use the wireless LAN
or Bluetooth.
Sun Down Icon (F5): Decreases the display brightness
Sun Up Icon (F6): Increases the display brightness
LCD Icon (F7):Toggles the display panel ON and OFF.(On
certain models;stretches the screen area to fill the entire
display when using low resolution modes.)
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LCD/Monitor Icons (F8): Toggles between the Notebook
PC’s LCD display and an external monitor in this series:
LCD Only -> CRT Only (External Monitor) -> LCD + CRT
Clone -> LCD + CRT Extend.(This function does not
work in 256 Colors,select High Color in Display Property
Settings.) NOTE: Must connect an external monitor
“before”booting up.
Crossed-out Touchpad (F9):Toggles the built-in
touchpad LOCKED (disabled) and UNLOCKED (enabled).
Locking the touchpad will prevent you from accidentally
moving the pointer while typing and is best used with an
external pointing device such as a mouse.NOTE:Selected
models have an indicator between the touchpad buttons
will light when the touchpad is UNLOCKED (enabled) and
not light when the touchpad is LOCKED (disabled).
Crossed Speaker Icons (F10): Toggles the speakers ON
and OFF (only in Windows OS)
Speaker Down Icon (F11):
Decreases the speaker volume (only in Windows OS)
Speaker Up Icon (F12):
Increases the speaker volume (only in Windows OS)
Fn+C: Toggles“Splendid Video Intelligent Technology”
function ON and OFF.This allows switching between
different display color enhancement modes in order
to improve contrast,brightness,skin tone,and color
saturation for red,green,and blue independently.You
can see the current mode through the onscreen display
(OSD).
Fn+V: Toggles“Life Frame”software application.
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Power4Gear Hybrid (Fn+Space Bar): This key toggles
power savings between various power saving modes.
The power saving modes control many aspects of the
Notebook PC to maximize performance versus battery
time.Applying or removing the power adapter will
automatically switch the system between AC mode and
battery mode.You can see the current mode through the
on-screen display (OSD).
Microsoft Windows Keys
There are two special Windows keys on the keyboard as described
below.
The key with the Windows Logo activates the Start menu
located at the bottom left of the Windows desktop.
The other key,that looks like a Windows menu with
a small pointer,activates the properties menu and is
equivalent to pressing the right mouse button on a
Windows object.
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Keyboard as a Numeric Keypad
The numeric keypad is embedded in the keyboard and consists
of 15 keys that make number intensive input more convenient.
These dual-purpose keys are labeled in orange on the key caps.
Numeric assignments are located at the upper right hand corner
of each key as shown in the figure.When the numeric keypad is
engaged by pressing [Fn][Ins/Num LK],the number lock LED lights
up.If an external keyboard is connected,pressing the [Ins/Num LK]
on the external keyboard enables/disables the NumLock on both
keyboards simultaneously.
To disable the numeric
keypad while keeping
the keypad on an external
keyboard activated,press the
[Fn][Ins/Num LK] keys on the
Notebook PC.
Keyboard as Pointers
The keyboard can be used as pointers while Number Lock is ON or
OFF in order to increase navigation ease while entering numeric
data in spreadsheets or similar applications.
With Number Lock OFF,press [Fn] and one of the pointer keys
shown below.For example [Fn][8] for up,[Fn][K] for down,[Fn][U] for
left,and [Fn][O] for right.
With Number Lock ON,
use [Shift] and one of the
pointer keys shown below.
For example [Shift][8] for up,
[Shift][K] for down,[Shift][U] for
left,and [Shift][O] for right.
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Multimedia Control Keys (on selected models)
The multimedia control keys allows for convenient controlling of the
multimedia application.The following defines the meaning of each
multimedia control key on the Notebook PC.
Use the [Fn] key in combination with the arrow keys for CD
control functions.
Some control key functions may defer depending on Notebook
PC model.
CD Play/Pause
During CD stop,begins CD play.
During CD play,pauses CD play.
CD Stop
During CD play:Stops CD play.
CD Skip to Previous Track (Rewind)
During CD play,skips to the previous audio track/
movie chapter.
CD Skip to Next Track (Fast Forward)
During CD play,skips to the next audio track/movie
chapter.
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Switches
Switches and Status Indicators
	 Power Switch
	 The power switch turns ON and OFF the Notebook PC or putting
the Notebook PC into sleep or hibernation modes.Actual
behavior of the power switch can be customized in Windows
Control Panel“Power Options.”
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Status Indicators
	 Power Indicator
	 The power indicator lights when the Notebook PC is turned ON
and blinks slowly when the Notebook PC is in the Suspend-to-
RAM (Sleep) mode.This indicator is OFF when the Notebook PC
is turned OFF or in the Suspend-to-Disk (Hibernation) mode.
	 Battery Charge Indicator (dual-color)
	 The dual-color battery charge indicator shows the status of the
battery’s power as follows:
	 Green ON: Battery power is between 95% and 100% (with AC
power).
	 Orange ON: Battery power is less than 95% (with AC power).
	 Orange Blinking: Battery power is less than 10% (without AC
power).
	 Off:Battery power is between 10% and 100% (without AC
power).
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	 Drive Activity Indicator
	 Indicates that the Notebook PC is accessing one or more storage
device(s) such as the hard disk.The light flashes proportional to
the access time.
	 Bluetooth / Wireless Indicator
	 This is only applicable on models with internal Bluetooth (BT)
and built-in wireless LAN.This indicator will light to show that
the Notebook PC’s built-in Bluetooth (BT) function is activated.
When the built-in wireless LAN is enabled,this indicator will also
light.(Windows software settings are necessary.)
	 Number Lock Indicator
	 Indicates that number lock [Num Lk] is activated when lighted.
Number lock allows some of the keyboard letters to act as
numbers for easier numeric data input.
	 Capital Lock Indicator
	 Indicates that capital lock [Caps Lock] is activated when lighted.
Capital lock allows some of the keyboard letters to type using
capitalized letters (e.g.A,B,C).When the capital lock light is OFF,
the typed letters will be in the lower case form (e.g.a,b,c).
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