Samsung DP500A2D manual

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  • Brand: Samsung
  • Product: Desktop
  • Model/name: DP500A2D
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, German, French

Table of Contents

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Contents
	 Chapter 1. Getting Started
3	 Before You Start
6	 Safety Precautions
18	 Proper Posture During Computer Use
21	 Overview
27	 Turning the Computer On and Off
	 Chapter 2. Using Windows 8
30	 What is Microsoft Windows 8?
31	 Screen At a Glance
33	 Using the Charms
35	 Using Apps
38	 Windows Hot Key Function
39	 Using a Touch Screen (Touch screen models only)
	 Chapter 3. Using the computer
47	 Using a wireless keyboard/mouse (Optional)
54	 Using hand gestures (Optional)
57	 CD Drive (ODD, Optional)
59	 Multi Card Slot (Optional)
61	 Using the product as a monitor (Optional)
62	 Adjusting the Volume
63	 LCD Instruction
64	 Wired Network
67	 Wireless Network (Optional)
69	 Using the TV (Optional)
75	 Using the Remote Control (Optional)
77	 Using the Multimedia App (Optional)
81	 Samsung Software Update
82	 Diagnosing the Computer Status and
Troubleshooting
83	 Using the Security Slot
	 Chapter 4. Settings and Upgrade
85	 BIOS Setup
88	 Setting a Boot Password
91	 Changing the Boot Priority
	 Chapter 5. Troubleshooting
93	 Recovering/Backing up the Computer (Optional)
100	 Reinstalling Windows (Optional)
103	 Q&A
	 Chapter 6. Appendix
107	 Important Safety Information
109	 Replacement Parts and Accessories
111	 Regulatory Compliance Statements
127	 WEEE Symbol Information
128	 Samsung Packaging Take-Back Program
129	 Product Specifications
131	 Glossary
135	 Index
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Before You Start	 3
Safety Precautions	 6
Proper Posture During Computer Use	 18
Overview	 21
Turning the Computer On and Off	 27
Chapter 1.
Getting Started
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Before You Start
Before reading the User Guide, first check the following
information.
Optional items, some devices and software referred to in
••
the User Guide may not be provided and/or changed by
upgrade.
Note that the computer environment referred in the User
Guide may not be the same as your own environment.
	
The pictures used for the cover and the main body in the
••
User Manual are those of the representative model of each
series and may differ from the actual appearance of the
product.
This guide decribes procedures for using both the mouse
••
and the touchpad.
This manual has been written for the Windows 8 operating
••
system. The descriptions and figures may differ depending
on the installed operating system.
The User guide supplied with this computer may vary
••
depending on your model.
Using the software
From the
•• Start Screen, right-click any area and select All
apps in the bottom right corner.
Then, click a desired program.
	 Or you can simply launch Quick Starter to do the same.
You can install
•• Quick Starter from SW Update.
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Before You Start
Safety Precaution Notations
Icon Notation Description
Warning
Failure to follow instructions marked with
this symbol, may cause personal injury
and or fatality.
Caution
Failure to follow instructions marked with
this symbol, may cause slight injury to
yourself or damage your property.
Text Notations
Icon Notation Description
Caution
Content included in this section includes
information required about the function.
Note
Content included in this section includes
helpful information to use the function.
Copyright
© 2012 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. owns the copyright of this manual.
No part of this manual may be reproduced or transmitted in any
form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without the
consent of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
The information in this document is subject to change without
notice due to improving the performance of the product.
Samsung Electronics shall not be liable for any data loss. Please
take care to avoid losing any important data and backup your data
to prevent any such data loss.
OS and Software Support
If you change the product’s factory OS (Operating System) to
another OS or if you install software which is not supported by the
product’s original factory OS, you will not receive any technical
support, product exchange or refund. And a fee will be charged
when requesting a service.
Please use your computer with the original factory OS. If you
install an OS other than the factory OS, data may be deleted or the
computer may not start.
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About the Product Capacity Representation
Standard
About the capacity representation of the storage
The capacity of the storage device (HDD, SSD) of the manufacturer
is calculated assuming that 1KB=1,000 Bytes.
However, the operating system (Windows) calculates the storage
device capacity assuming that 1KB=1,024 Bytes, and therefore the
capacity representation of the HDD in Windows is smaller than the
actual capacity due to the difference in capacity calculation.
(E.g. For a 80GB HDD, Windows represents the capacity as 74.5GB,
80x1,000x1,000x1,000 byte/(1,024x1,024x1,024)byte = 74.505GB)
In addition, the capacity representation in Windows may be even
smaller because some programs such as Recovery may reside in a
hidden area of the HDD.
About Memory Capacity Representation
The memory capacity reported in Windows is less than the actual
capacity of memory.
This is because BIOS or a video adapter uses a portion of memory
or claims it for further use.
(E.g. For 1GB(=1,024MB) memory installed, Windows may report
the capacity as 1,022MB or less)
Before You Start
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Installation Related
Do not install the product in places exposed
to humidity such as a bathrooms.
There is a danger of electric shock. Use the
product within the operating conditions
specified in the Manufacturers User Guide.
Keep the plastic bags out of the reach of
children.
There is a danger of suffocation.
Keep a distance of 15cm or more between
the computer and the wall and do not place
any objects between them.
This may increase the internal temperature of
the computer and may cause an injury.
Safety Precautions
Do not install the computer on a slant or a
place prone to vibrations, or avoid using the
computer in that location for a long time.
This increases the risk that a malfunction or
damage to the product will occur.
Be careful that people are not exposed to
the computer’s ventilator, adapter, etc., as
they generate heat over a long period of
time when your PC is powered on.
Exposing a part of your body close to the heat
from the vent or AC adapter for long periods of
time may cause a burn.
Avoid blocking the vent at the bottom or
side of the computer when using it on a bed
or cushion.
If the vent is blocked, there is a danger of
damaging the computer or overheating the
inside of the computer.
For your security and to prevent damage, please read the
following safety instructions carefully.
Since this is commonly applied to Samsung Computers,
some pictures may differ from actual products.
Warning
Failure to follow instructions marked with this symbol may
cause personal injury and even fatality.
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If the power cord or power outlet makes a
noise, disconnect the power cord from the
wall outlet and contact a service center.
There is a danger of electric shock or fire
hazard.
Do not use a damaged or loose main plug or
power cord or power outlet.
There is a danger of electric shock or fire
hazard.
Plug the power cord firmly into the power
outlet and AC adapter.
Failure to do so may cause fire hazard.
Do not unplug the power cord by pulling
the cable only.
If the cord is damaged, it may cause electric
shock.
Do not bend the power cord excessively or
do not place a heavy object over the power
cord. It is especially important to keep the
power cord out of reach of infants and pets.
If the cord is damaged, it may cause electric
shock or fire.
Power Related
The power plug and wall outlet figures may differ
depending on the country specifications and the product
model.
Do not touch the main plug or power cord
with wet hands.
There is a danger of electric shock.
Do not exceed the standard capacity
(voltage/current) of a multiplug or power
outlet extension when using it for the
product.
There is a danger of electric shock or fire
hazard.
Safety Precautions
Warning
Failure to follow instructions marked with this symbol may
cause personal injury and even fatality.
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Connect the power cord to an outlet or
multiple power plug (extended cable) with
a ground terminal.
Failure to do so may result in electric shock.
When the power supply is ungrounded, the
current may leak resulting in electric shock.
If water or another substance enters
the power input jack, AC adapter or the
computer, disconnect the power cord and
contact the service center.
If the notebook computer has an external
type (removable) battery, separate the
battery also.
Damage to the device within the computer
may cause electric shock or fire hazard.
Keep the power cord or outlet clean so that
they are not covered with dust.
Failure to do so may result in fire.
AC Adapter Usage Precautions
Connect the power cord to the AC adapter
firmly.
Otherwise, there is a danger of fire due to an
incomplete contact.
Use only the AC adapter supplied with the
product.
Using another adapter may cause the screen to
flicker.
Do not place heavy objects or step onto
the power cord or AC adapter to avoid
damaging the power cord or AC adapter.
If the cord is damaged, there is a danger of
electric shock or fire.
Unplug the wall-mount AC adapter (adapter
and plug intergrated type) from the wall
outlet while holding the body and pulling it
in the direction of the arrow.
If you unplug the adapter by holding and
pulling the cable, the adapter may be damaged
and an electric shock, explosive sound or spark
may occur as a result.
Warning
Failure to follow instructions marked with this symbol may
cause personal injury and even fatality.
Safety Precautions
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Battery Usage Related
Please charge the battery fully before using the
computer for the first time.
Keep the battery out of the reach of infants
and pets, as they could put the battery into
their mouths.
There is a danger of electric shock or choking.
Use an authorized battery and AC adapter
only.
Please use an authorized battery and adapter
approved by Samsung Electronics.
Unauthorized batteries and adapters may not
meet the proper safety requirements and may
cause problems or malfunctions and result in
an explosion or fire.
Warning
Failure to follow instructions marked with this symbol may
cause personal injury and even fatality.
Safety Precautions
Do not use the computer in a badly
ventilated location such as on bedding, on a
pillow or cushion, etc, and do not use it in a
location such as room with floor heating as
it may cause the computer to overheat.
Take care that the computer vents (on the side
or the bottom) are not blocked especially in
these environments. If the vents are blocked,
the computer may overheat and it may cause a
computer problem, or even an explosion.
Do not use the computer in a humid
location such as a bathroom or sauna.
Please use the computer within the
recommended temperature and humidity
range (10~32ºC, 20~80% RH).
Do not close the LCD panel and put the
computer into your bag to move it when it is
still turned on.
If you put the computer into your bag without
turning it off, the computer may overheat and
there is a danger of fire. Shut the computer
down properly before moving it.
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Usage Related
Disconnect all cables connected to the
computer before cleaning it. If your
notebook is external & removable battery
type, remove the external battery.
There is a danger of electric shock or damage
to the product.
Do not connect a phone line connected to a
digital phone to the modem.
There is a danger of a electric shock, fire or
damage to the product.
Donotplaceanycontainerfilledwithwateror
chemicalsoverornearthecomputer.
If water or chemicals enter the computer, this
may cause fire or electric shock.
If the computer is broken or dropped,
disconnect the power cord and contact a
service center for a safety check.
If the notebook computer has an external
type (removable) battery, separate the
battery also.
Using a broken computer may cause electric
shock or fire hazard.
Never heat the product(or battery) or put
the product(or battery) into a fire. Do not
put or use the product(or battery) in a hot
location such as a sauna, inside a vehicle
exposed to the heat, and so on.
There is a danger of an explosion or fire.
Take care not to allow metal objects such as
a key or clip to touch the battery terminal
(metal parts).
If a metal object touches the battery terminals,
it may cause excessive current flow and it may
damage the battery, or result in a fire.
If liquid leaks out of the product(or battery)
or there is a funny smell coming from
the product(or battery), remove the the
product(or battery) the computer and
contact a service center.
There is a danger of an explosion or fire.
To use the computer safely, replace a dead
battery with a new, authorized battery.
Safety Precautions
Warning
Failure to follow instructions marked with this symbol may
cause personal injury and even fatality.
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Never disassemble the power supply or AC
adapter.
There is a danger of electric shock.
When removing the RTC (Real Time Clock)
battery, keep it out of the reach of children
as they could touch and/or swallow it.
There is a danger of choking. If a child has
swallowed it, contact a doctor immediately.
Use only authorized parts (multi-
plug, battery and memory) and never
disassemble parts.
There is a danger of damaging the product,
electric shock or fire hazard.
Shut down the computer and disconnect
all cables before disassembling the
computer. If there is a modem, disconnect
the phone line. If your notebook is external
& removable battery type, remove the
external battery.
Failure to do so, may cause electric shock.
Avoid direct sunlight when the computer
is in an air-tight location such as inside a
vehicle.
There is a danger of a fire hazard. The computer
may overheat and also present opportunity to
thieves.
Do not use your computer for long
periods of time while any part of your
body is making direct contact with it. The
temperature of the product may increase
during normal operation.
This may result in harming or burning your skin.
Safety Precautions
Warning
Failure to follow instructions marked with this symbol may
cause personal injury and even fatality.
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When carrying the notebook computer
with other items, such as the adapter,
mouse, books etc, take care not to press
anything against the notebook computer.
If a heavy object is pressed against the
notebook computer, a white spot or stain may
appear on the LCD. Therefore, take care not to
apply any pressure to the notebook.
In this case, place the notebook computer in
a separate compartment away from the other
objects.
Security and Movement Related
Follow the instructions for the relevant
location (e.g. airplane, hospital, etc.) when
using a wireless communication device
(wireless LAN, Bluetooth, etc.).
Avoid exposing a drive to magnetic fields.
Security devices with magnetic fields in-
clude airport walk-through devices and se-
curity wands.
The airport security devices that check car-
ry-on luggage, such as conveyor belts, use
x-rays instead of magnetism and will not
damage a drive.
Safety Precautions
Warning
Failure to follow instructions marked with this symbol may
cause personal injury and even fatality.
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Safety Precautions
Installation Related
Do not block the ports (holes), vents, etc. of the product and
do not insert objects.
Damage to a component within the computer may cause electric
shock or fire.
When using the computer with it lying on its side, place it so
that the vents face upwards.
Failure to do so, may cause the internal temperature of the
computer to rise and the computer to malfunction or halt.
Do not place a heavy object over the product.
This may cause a problem with the computer. In addition, the
object may fall and cause injury, or damage the computer.
Battery Usage Related
Dispose of worn-out batteries properly.
There is a danger of fire or explosion.
••
The battery disposal method may differ depending on
••
your country and region. Dispose of the used battery in an
appropriate way.
Do not throw or disassemble the battery and do not put it
into water.
This may cause an injury, fire or explosion.
Use only a battery authorized by Samsung Electronics.
Failure to do so may cause an explosion.
Avoid contact with metal objects such as car keys or clips
when keeping or carrying a battery.
Contact with a metal may cause excessive current and a high
temperature and may damage the battery or cause a fire.
Charge the battery according to the instructions in the manual.
Failure to do so, may cause an explosion or fire from damage to
the product.
Do not heat the product(or battery) or expose it to heat (e.g.
inside a vehicle during the summer).
There is a danger of explosion or fire.
Caution
Failure to follow instructions marked with this symbol may
cause slight injury or damage to the product.
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Usage Related
Do not place a candle, light cigar, etc. over or on the product.
There is a danger of fire.
Use a wall outlet or multi-plug with a grounding part.
Failure to do so may cause electric shock hazard.
Make sure to have the product tested by a safety service
engineer after repairing the product.
Authorized Samsung Repair Centers will carry out safety checks
after a repair. Using a repaired product without testing it for
safety may cause an electric shock or fire.
In case of lightning, immediately turn the system off,
disconnect the power cord from the wall outlet and phone
line from modem. Do not use a modem or phone.
There is a danger of electric shock or fire.
Do not use your computer and AC-Adapter on your lap or
soft surfaces.
If the computer temperature increases, there is a danger of
burning yourself.
Connect only permitted devices to the connectors or ports
of the computer.
Failure to do so, may cause electric shock and fire.
Close the LCD panel only after checking if the notebook
computer is turned off.
The temperature may rise and it may cause overheating and
deformation of the product.
Do not press the Eject Button while the CD-ROM drive is in
operation.
You might lose data and the disk might be suddenly ejected and
could cause an injury.
Take care not to drop the product while using it.
This may cause personal injury or loss of data.
Do not touch the antenna with electricity facility such as the
power outlet.
There is a danger of electric shock.
When handling computer parts, follow the instructions on
the manual supplied with the parts.
Failure to do so, may cause damage to the product.
Safety Precautions
Caution
Failure to follow instructions marked with this symbol may
cause slight injury or damage to the product.
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If the computer emits smoke, or there is a burning smell,
disconnect the power plug from the wall outlet and contact
a service center immediately. If your notebook is external &
removable battery type, remove the external battery.
There is a danger of fire.
Do not use a damaged or modified CD.
There is a danger of damaging the product or personal injury.
Do not insert your fingers into the PC Card Slot.
There is a danger of injury or electric shock.
Use recommended computer cleansing solution when
cleaning the product and only use the computer when it is
completely dried.
Failure to do so may cause electric shock or fire.
Emergency disk eject method using paperclip should not
be used while the disk is in motion. Make sure to use the
emergency disk eject method only when the Optical Disk
Drive has stopped.
There is a danger of injury.
Do not place your face close to the Optical Disk Drive tray
when it is operating.
There is a danger of injury due to an abrupt ejection.
Check CDs for cracks and damage prior to use.
It may damage the disc and cause disorder of device and injury of
user.
Safety Precautions
Caution
Failure to follow instructions marked with this symbol may
cause slight injury or damage to the product.
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Upgrade Related
Take care when touching the product or parts.
The device may be damaged or you may be injured.
Take care not to throw or drop a computer part or device.
This may cause injury or damage to the product.
Make sure to close the computer cover before connecting
the power after a reassembly.
There is a danger of electric shock if your body touches an
internal part.
Use parts authorized by Samsung Electronics only.
Failure to do so, may cause fire or damage the product.
Never disassemble or repair the product by yourself.
There is a danger of electric shock or fire.
To connect a device that is not manufactured or authorized
by Samsung Electronics, enquire at your service center
before connecting the device.
There is a danger of damaging the product.
Security and Movement Related
When moving the product, turn the power off and separate
all connected cables first.
The product might be damaged or users may trip over the cables.
For long periods of not using the notebook computer,
discharge the battery and preserve as it is detached.
(For external & removable battery type)
The battery will be preserved at its best condition.
Do not operate or watch the computer while driving a
vehicle.
There is a danger of a traffic accident. Please concentrate on
driving.
Safety Precautions
Caution
Failure to follow instructions marked with this symbol may
cause slight injury or damage to the product.
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Cautions on Preventing Data Loss
(Hard Disk Management)
Take care not to damage the data on a hard disk drive.
A hard disk drive is so sensitive to external impact that an
••
external impact may cause loss of data on the surface of the
disk.
Take extra care, because moving the computer or an impact
••
on the computer when it is turned on may damage the data of
the hard disk drive.
The company is not liable for any loss of data on the hard disk
••
drive.
Causes that may damage the data of a hard disk drive and
the hard disk drive itself.
The data may be lost when an external impact is applied to the
••
disk while disassembling or assembling the computer.
The data may be lost when the computer is turned off or reset
••
by a power failure while the hard disk drive is operating.
The data may be lost and irrecoverable due to a computer virus
••
infection.
The data may be lost if the power is turned off while running a
••
program.
Sudden impact or movement to the computer while the hard
••
disk drive is operating, may cause files to be corrupted or bad
sectors on the hard disk.
To prevent data loss due to damage to the hard disk drive,
please backup your data frequently.
Safety Precautions
Caution
Failure to follow instructions marked with this symbol may
cause slight injury or damage to the product.
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Proper Posture During Computer Use
Maintaining a proper posture during computer use is very
important to prevent physical harm.
The following instructions are about maintaining a proper posture
during computer use developed through human engineering.
Please read and follow them carefully when using the computer.
Otherwise, the probability of (RSI: Repetitive Strain Injury) from
repeated operations may increase and serious physical harm may
be caused.
The instructions in this manual have been prepared so that
••
they can be applied within the coverage of general users.
If the user is not included in the coverage, the
••
recommendation is to be applied according to the user’s
needs.
Proper Posture
Adjust the heights of desks and chairs appropriate to your
height.
The heights are to be adjusted so that your arm forms a right
angle when you place your hand over the keyboard while sitting
down on a chair.
Adjust the height of chair so that your heel is comfortably placed
on the floor.
Do not use the computer while you are lying down, but only
••
while you are sitting down.
Do not use the computer on your lap. If the computer
••
temperature increases, there is a danger of burning yourself.
Work while keeping your waist straight.
••
Use a chair with a comfortable back.
••
Keep the center of your leg weight not on the chair but on
••
your feet when you are sitting on a chair.
To use the computer while talking over the telephone, use a
••
headset. Using the computer with the phone on your shoulder
is bad for posture.
Keep frequently used items within a comfortable work range
••
(where you can reach them with your hands).
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Eye Position
Keep the monitor or LCD away from your eyes by at least
50cm.
Adjust the height of the monitor and the LCD screen so that its
••
top height is equal to or lower than your eyes.
Avoid setting the monitor and LCD excessively bright.
••
Keep the monitor and LCD screen clean.
••
If you wear glasses, clean them before using the computer.
••
When entering contents printed on a paper into the computer,
••
use a static paper holder so that the height of the paper is
almost equal to that of the monitor.
Hand Position
Keep your arm at a right angle as shown by the figure.
Keep the line from your elbow to your hand straight.
••
Do not place your palm over the keyboard while typing.
••
Do not hold the mouse with excessive force.
••
Do not press the keyboard, touchpad or mouse with excessive
••
force.
It is recommended connecting an external keyboard and
••
mouse when using the computer for long periods of time.
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Volume Control (Headphones and Speakers)
Check your volume first to listen to music.
Check your
volume!
Check if the volume is too loud before using headphones.
••
It is not recommended using headphones for long periods of
••
time.
Any deviation from the equalizer default setting could cause
••
hearing impairment.
The default setting can be changed through software and
••
driver updates without your intervention. Please check the
equalizer default setting before first usage.
Use Time (Break Time)
Take a break for 10 minutes or more after a 50-minute period
••
when working for more than one hour.
Illumination
Do not use the computer in dark locations. The illumination
••
level for computer use must be as bright so for reading a book.
Indirect illumination is recommended. Use a curtain to prevent
••
reflection on the LCD screen.
Operation Condition
Do not use the computer in hot and humid locations.
••
Use the computer within the allowed temperature and
••
humidity range specified in the User Guide.
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Front View
The pictures used for the cover and the main body in the
••
User Manual are those of the representative model of each
series. Therefore the colors and appearance of the pictures
may differ from the actual appearance of the product
depending on the model.
The actual color and appearance of the computer may
••
differ from the pictures used in this guide.
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4
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6
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1
Camera operating
indicator
This indicates the camera operating
status.
2 Camera
Using this camera, you can take still
pictures and record video.
You can take a picture or make a movie
using the Charms > Start > Camera.
3
Remote Control
Sensor (Optional)
If a user presses a button on the remote
control, the sensor detects the signal from
the remote control and the computer
performs the corresponding action.

When using the remote control, take
care not to block the sensor.
If the sensor is blocked, the remote
control will not function.
4 Microphone You can use the built-in microphone.
5
LCD or Touch screen
(Optional)
The screen images are displayed here.
It works as a touch screen in models
that support the touch screen feature.
(Optional)
6
Touch buttons
(for corresponding
models only)
You can use the functions by lightly
touching the sensor buttons with your
fingers.
7
HDD/ODD
operating indicator
The indicator turns on while the HDD/
ODD is active.
8 Power Button Turns the computer on and off.
9 Stand This is the stand supporting the computer.
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Touch buttons (for corresponding models only)
Some touch buttons may not be provided depending on
••
the model specifications.
Menu, Screen Settings, Volume Control
•• buttons are only
supported in Monitor Mode.
If you touch the sensor, the touch button works.
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1
Mute
This is the button to mute the sound.
2
Eject CD
Eject the media from the CD drive.
3
Menu
Shows or hides the screen settings OSD.
4
Screen Settings
The menu of the mode selected by the user
pressing the button is supported.
The <MagicBright>, <MagicAngle>,
<MagicEco> and <Screen Size> menus are
supported.
<MagicBright>: You can choose the optimal
screen settings for a movie or game.
The <Custom>, <Standard Screen>, <Game>,
<Movie> and <Video Contrast Setting>
screen modes are supported.
<MagicAngle>: You can choose the optimal
screen settings for your viewing angle.
If you configure this setting when you watch
the screen from above, below or the side of
the screen, you can view the screen as if you
were directly in front.
<MagicEco>: This mode provides power-
saving mode by decreasing the current to
the display panel.
<Screen Size>: This mode provides various
screen size options.

The terms in this manual may differ
from the actual terms displayed on the
screen.
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Overview
5
Volume Control
Launches the volume control menu.
When the volume control menu is running,
press to turn the volume up or press
to turn the volume down.
6
Mode Selection
Switches to PC mode or monitor mode.
PC Mode: The mode that maintains the
screen of this product.
Monitor Mode: The mode used when this
product is used as a monitor.

Source is used to switch between PC
and Monitor modes when the system is
in use.
7
LCD On/Off
Turns the LCD on or off.
For models that support monitor mode, this
button turns both the LCD and the speaker
on or off at the same time.

When the system is hibernating or
shutdown, press the LCD on/off button
to use the product in Monitor mode.
Caution when using the touch buttons
You can only use the touch buttons when the computer is
••
turned on.
Touch the touch buttons with clean, dry hands.
••
	 In a humid environment, use the buttons after first removing
moisture from your fingers or the touch buttons.
Since the touch buttons will work even if you do not press
••
them hard, do not press them excessively.
	 Since a serious impact may damage the sensor in the touch
button, take care when using the buttons.
Do not press the buttons with sharp objects such as a stylus
••
pen, ball-point pen, etc. Sharp objects may damage the touch
buttons.
When you touch the touch buttons, take care not to touch
••
another button so that your finger tip touches the touch
buttons precisely corresponding to the required function.
When you are wearing gloves or the touch buttons are covered
••
with plastic packaging or some kind of protective covering, the
touch buttons may not work properly.
If a conductive object such as a metal object makes contact
••
with the touch buttons, the touch buttons may malfunction.
Therefore, take care not to touch the touch buttons with a
conductive object.
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Overview
Right View
1
1
CD Drive (ODD)
(Optional)
Plays CD or DVD titles.
A CD Drive is optional. The installed
drive may di er depending on the model
specifications.
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Overview
Left View
1
1
3
4
2
1
Multi Card Slot
A card slot supports multi cards.
2
USB Port
or
Chargeable USB
Port
(Optional)
This port is used as a USB port or chargeable
USB port.
Using a chargeable USB port, you can access
or charge a USB device.

You can tell the ports apart using the
figures printed on the ports or by the
colors.
	 USB 2.0 port: black
	 Chargeable USB 2.0 Port: black
	 USB 3.0 port: blue
	 Chargeable USB 3.0 port: blue
3
Microphone Jack
A jack used to connect the microphone.
4
Headphone Jack
A jack used to connect the headphones.
What is a chargeable USB port?
USB device accessing and charging functions are supported.
••
The USB charging function is supported regardless of whether
••
the power is turned on or off.
Charging a device through a chargeable USB port may take
••
longer than general charging.
Using the Chargeable USB function when the computer is
••
running on battery power reduces the battery usage time.
The user cannot evaluate the charging status of the USB device
••
from the computer.
This may not be supported for some USB devices.
••
You can turn the Chargeable USB function
•• ON/OFF by selecting
the Settings > Power Management > USB Charging option.
(Optional)
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Rear View
4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 4
1
2
3
1 Fan Vents
The internal heat of the computer is emitted
through these holes.

If the vents are blocked the computer
may overheat.
Avoid blocking the vents as this may be
dangerous.
2
Memory
Compartment Cover
The main memory is installed inside the
cover.
3
Vesa bracket hall
(12x12cm)
You can mount the monitor on the wall by
removing the stand and purchasing and
attaching a Vesa bracket (optional).
Check the projected parts on the sides and
back of the product to maintain a sufficient
space from the wall.
4 Speaker A device used to generate sound.
5
TV Antenna Input
Port (Optional)
You can watch TV by connecting the antenna
cable.

Only for models with a TV tuner card.
The shape of the port may differ
depending on the country.
6 DC Jack
A jack to connect the AC adapter that
supplies power to the computer.
7 Wired LAN Port Connect the Ethernet cable to this port.
8
Digital Vieo/Audio out
port (HDMI-OUT)
You can connect an HDMI cable to this port.
You can connect the computer to a TV and
output digital video and audio to the TV.
9 USB 2.0 Port
You can connect USB devices to the USB port
such as a keyboard/mouse, digital camera,
etc.
10
Digital Video/
Audio Input Port
(HDMI-IN) (Optional)
You can connect an HDMI cable to this port.
You can connect the HDMI port to a device
with an HDMI output port and use this
product as a monitor with digital video and
audio output from the device.
11 Security Slot
You can secure the computer by connecting
a lock and cable to the Security Slot.
Overview
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Turning the Computer On and Off
Turning the computer on
1	 Connect the AC adapter.
DC-in Jack
2 1
AC Adapter
Powe Cable
2	 Press the Power button to turn the computer on.
Power indicator is lit while the computer is turned on.
About Windows Activation
When you turn the computer on for the first time, the Windows
activation screen appears.
Follow the activation procedures according to the instructions on
the screen to use the computer.
If the screen is not displayed when you turn the
computer on (for corresponding models only)
Press the
•• touch button to turn the LCD on.
If “HDMI” message is displayed on the screen, press the
••
touch button to switch the LCD panel to the
PC mode.
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Turning the computer off
Since the procedures to turn the computer off may differ
••
depending on the installed operating system, please turn
the computer off according to the procedures for the
purchased operating system.
Save all your data before clicking on
•• Shut down.
1	 The Charms menu appears when you place your mouse
pointer at the edge of the top or bottom right of the screen.
2	 Click Settings
검색
공유
시작
장치
설정
> Power
한
> Shut down.
If you want to power off your computer when you are logged
out, unlock the screen and click Power
한
> Shut down.
Turning the Computer On and Off
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Chapter 2.
Using Windows 8
What is Microsoft Windows 8?	 30
Screen At a Glance	 31
Using the Charms	 33
Using Apps	 35
Windows Hot Key Function	 38
Using a Touch Screen (Touch screen models only)	 39
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What is Microsoft Windows 8?
Microsoft Windows 8 (hereafter referred to as Windows) is an
operating system that is required for operating a computer.
To use your computer optimally, you need to know how to use it
properly. Therefore, It is better to learn how to use Windows by
utilizing Windows Help and Support.
The screen may appear somewhat different depending on
••
the model and the operating system.
Since this guide has been prepared based on Windows
••
8, some of the instructions may differ depending on the
version. It may also be modified without prior notice.
The descriptions here are for using a mouse. For the
••
descriptions on using a touch screen, refer to the Using
the Touch Screen section.
Displaying Help
Press the F1 Key on the keyboard to display the Help.
Alternatively, place your mouse cursor over the end of the top or
bottom right area on the screen to display the Charms menu. 
Click Charms menu > Settings > Help.
If you are connected to the internet, you can access the most
recent online Help.
Searching
for Help
Get Started
You can view basic instructions on how to use
your computer including new function(s) for the
Windows OS.
Internet &
networking
After connecting to the network, you can check
the Help section required to use the internet.
Security, privacy,
& accounts
You can check the Help information required
to protect your computer and personal
information.
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Screen At a Glance
Windows 8 provides both the new Start screen mode and the
Desktop mode of the existing OS.
Start Screen Desktop
Start Screen
When you turn on the computer, the Start screen is displayed,
which allows you to use the applications (Application, App,
hereafter referred to as an App) at the same location.
5
6
7
4
3
3
2
1
1 Start Screen
Refers to the default Start screen of
Windows 8.
2 App
Refers to the apps that are currently
installed.
3
Displaying the
Charms
The Charms is hidden at the right of the
screen. Place your mouse pointer at the
edge of the top or bottom right of the
screen to display the Charms.
4 User Account
This refers to the currently used user
account.
5 Charms
This refers to the menu that allows you to
use functions such as Search, Share, Start,
Device and Settings.
6 Desktop Switches to Desktop mode.
7 Camera Allows you to take pictures or make a movie.
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Screen At a Glance
Desktop
This provides similar functions to those provided by the Desktop
in prior Windows versions.
3
4
2
2
1
1 Desktop Refers to the Desktop.
2
Displaying the
Charms
The Charms is hidden at the right of the
screen. Place your mouse pointer at the
edge of the top or bottom right of the
screen to display the Charms.
3 Charms
This refers to the menu that allows you to
use functions such as Search, Share, Start,
Device and Settings.
4
Switching to the
Start Screen
Click the corner of the bottom left of the
screen to switch to the Start screen.
Displaying Documents and Files
Click Windows Explorer in the taskbar on the Desktop to
search for documents and files.
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The Charms is a new type of menu that combines the Start menu
with the Control Panel of existing Windows.
The Charms allows you to quickly configure the device(s)
connected to your computer, search for App(s)/file(s), and use the
sharing function, etc.
Activating the Charms
If you move your mouse pointer to the top or bottom right corner
of the screen, the Charms appears.
Charms
Displaying
the Charms
Menu
Displaying
the Charms
Menu
Search
Share
Start
Device
Settings
If you want to search for a program or file in the App(s)/
Settings/File(s), simply enter a keyword in the Search
charm and start Search.
You can also search within an App or on the Web.
Search
Share
Start
Device
Settings
You can use this menu to transfer a picture or file to
another user. You can easily share pictures or files with
other users simply by associating multiple Apps with the
Share charm.
Search
Share
Start
Device
Settings
You can move to the Start screen.
Search
Share
Start
Device
Settings
As this allows you to move directly to a desired device,
you can handle tasks such as importing pictures from
a digital camera, streaming a video to your TV or
transferring files to a device on the current screen.
Search
Share
Start
Device
Settings
The Settings charm allows you to perform basic tasks
such as adjusting the volume, turning off the PC, etc.
If you select the Settings charm while a specific App is
running, the settings for the currently running App are
displayed.
Using the Charms
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Using the Charms
Changing the Settings
Frequently used Windows menus are collected.
Click the Charms > Settings.
Icon Name Function Description
한
Wireless
Network
You can connect to a wireless network.
Select a wireless network to connect
to.
한
Adjusting the
Volume
You can adjust the volume or mute the
sound.
한
Notice
You can set the interval at which an
App sends notices.
한
Power
You can turn off your computer or
select the Power Options.
한 Keyboard
You can set the Language or launch
Touch keyboard.
Change PC settings
You can change more settings.
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Using Apps
An App refers to an application program (hereafter referred to as
an App). In a larger sense, it refers to all the software programs
installed on the operating system.
Windows 8 provides basic Apps for frequently performed tasks.
Starting/Exiting an App
Click on an App in the Start screen to activate it.
To exit the App
1	 Move your mouse pointer to the top of the screen.
Your mouse pointer changes to a hand shape.
2	 Click and hold your mouse button and then drag it to the
bottom of the screen. The App moves downward and
disappears and exits.
1
2
Using Apps
Displaying Currently Running App(s)
1	 Move your mouse pointer to the top left corner of the screen
to display the last run App.
2	 Then, move your mouse pointer down to display a list of the
currently running Apps in order.
3	 Click on an App in that list or drag it to the center of the
screen. Now, you can check the selected App which is
currently running.
Right-click over the App in the list and click Close to exit the
App.
1
2
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Using Apps
Running Two Apps at the Same Time
1	 Select the Apps in the Start screen.
2	 Move your mouse pointer to the top of the screen. Your
mouse pointer changes to a hand shape.
3	 If you click and hold your mouse button and move left or
right, you can split the screen to display multiple Apps.
4	 Move the Screen Split Bar to change the screen split ratio.
Supported screen split ratios are 3:7 or 7:3.
Ex) 
If you run the Weather App and
Store App at the same time
Screen
Split Bar
Weather
App Store App
Adding/Removing an App to/from the Start Screen
Click Start screen > right-click your mouse button.
Click All Apps at the bottom of the screen to display all the
Apps that are currently installed.
1	 If you right-click over the App to be added, the relevant menu
is activated at the bottom of your screen.
2	 Click Pin to start or Unpin from Start .
Ex) When removing an App in the Start screen
1
2
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Using Windows 8
Using the Windows Store
If you run the App Store in the Start screen, the Apps in the
Windows Store are displayed.
However, a Microsoft account is required to purchase App(s) in the
Windows Store.
Continue after registering your Microsoft Account in the
Charms.
Samsung cannot solve errors occuring with other apps
installed from the Windows Store. Contact customer support
for the app directly.
Configuring your Microsoft Account
A Microsoft Account allows you to synchronize your settings with
other device(s) running Windows 8 online allowing you to share
file(s) or settings.
You should register a Microsoft Account to download or purchase
App(s) from the Store.
1	 Run the Charms and click Settings > Change PC Settings.
2	 Click Users > Your account > Switch to a Microsoft
account.
3	 Register your account through the following relevant
procedures.
1
2
Using Apps
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Windows Hot Key Function
You can use the following convenient hot keys in Windows 8.
Function Hot Keys Function Description
Displaying the
Start Screen
Windows Key Switches to Start mode.
Displaying the
Desktop
Windows Key + D
Switches to Desktop
mode.
Running the
Charms
Windows Key + C Activates the Charms.
Locking the
Screen
Windows Key + L Locks the screen.
Opening the
Ease of Access
Center
Windows Key + U
Opens the Ease of Access
Center configuration.
Opening the
Second Screen
Settings
Windows Key + P
Opens the External
Monitor Settings menu.
Opening the
Advanced
Management
Tool
Windows Key + X
Opens the Advanced
Management Tool.
Exit App Alt + F4
Exits the currently
running App.
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Using a Touch Screen (Touch screen models only)
A touch screens allows you to use your computer without a keyboard or mouse.
The touch screen instructions also describe the functions which can be activated via the touch screen.
If you are using your computer for a long period of time, it is recommended using a keyboard and mouse.
••
Make sure to operate your touch screen using your finger. If you operate your touch screen with a hard object, it will not work.
••
If there any foreign substances such as insects or water on the touch screen, your touch screen will not work properly.
••
Using a Touch Screening
This function is supported by Windows 8 touch screen models and is activated by some applications.
••
In addition, please note that supported functions may differ depending on the application.
••
Learning about Basic Touch Screen Operations
The touch screen interface is supported in Windows 8.
You can easily learn how to use the touch screen conveniently.
Touch Operation Function Description
Dragging from the right edge
toward the center
Displays the Charms menu which is hidden at the right of the screen.
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Using a Touch Screen (Touch screen models only)
Touch Operation Function Description
Dragging from the left edge
toward the center
Displays the last run App.
Dragging from the bottom edge
upward or from the top edge
downward
Displays the options for the currently running application.
Touching slightly
(Clicking)
Slightly press with your finger to select an item.
(If you slightly touch a specific menu, option, application icon, etc. on
the screen, the corresponding capability is activated.)
Touching twice
(Double-clicking)
Slightly press twice with your finger to select an item.
Touching and dragging
Moves the selected target or moves to the next page.
You can draw a picture or write some letters with this operation.
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Using a Touch Screen (Touch screen models only)
Touch Operation Function Description
Rotating with more than 2 fingers Rotates the selected target.
Spreading 2 fingers widely or
bringing them towards each other
Zooms in or out of the target.
Touching and holding for a while
(Right-clicking your mouse)
Provides the same function as right-clicking your mouse button.
Displays the additional options which can be set for the selected
target or more detailed information.
Touching and dragging 2 fingers
up/down, left/right
(Scrolling)
Moves up/down, left/right. Provides the same function as scrolling
your mouse.
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Using a Touch Screen (Touch screen models only)
Calibrating the Screen
If you are using the touch screen for the first time or the pointer is
not aiming correctly and the accuracy has declined, calibrate your
screen.
The screen calibration process may differ depending on the OS. It
may not be supported by some operating systems.
1	 On the Desktop, press the Charms menu > Settings >
Control Panel > Tablet PC Settings > Calibration. Then
press OK.
2	 When the Calibration window appears, press the + mark by
following the onscreen instructions.
3	 The input location of your touch screen is calibrated.
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Using Windows 8
Using a Touch Screen (Touch screen models only)
Entering Characters
You can enter characters using the keyboard and the Tablet PC
Input Panel.
Entering characters may differ depending on the operating system
and is not supported by some operating systems.
If you are using your computer for a long period of time, it is
recommended using the keyboard.
Entering characters is explained using an example with notepad.
Using the Tablet PC Input Panel
The Tablet PC Input Panel is an onscreen keyboard provided by
Windows.
Follow the descriptions and illustrations on how to use the Touch
keyboard and handwriting mode.
1	 From the Start Screen, right-click any area and select
All apps in the bottom right corner.
Then, click Notepad.
2	 Put your hand on the Notepad screen to display the cursor.
3	 On the Desktop, press the at the right of the taskbar to
display the Tablet PC Input Panel.
Touch keyboard
Touch keyboard
(displays the Numeric
Key Pad in the middle.)
Handwriting Mode
[Input Mode]
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Using a Touch Screen (Touch screen models only)
Entering characters using the Touch keyboard
The Touch keyboard has the standard keyboard layout which
allows you to select keys to enter characters.
1	 Press the Touch keyboard icon in the Tablet PC Input
Panel.
2	 Press the keys to enter your characters.
Entering characters in Handwriting Mode
You can enter characters by writing them in the Handwriting
Mode Input Panel on the touch screen.
1	 Press the Handwriting Mode icon in Tablet PC Input
Panel.
2	 Write characters in the input area of the Handwriting Mode
Input Panel on the touch screen.
3	 Press the Insert button to enter characters.
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Using a Touch Screen (Touch screen models only)
Note for Using the Touch Screen
When using the touch screen, make sure to keep your hands
••
clean and dry.
	 In humid environments, dry off your hands and the surface of
the touch screen before using the touch screen.
Do not directly spray LCD display cleaner onto the touch
••
screen. The cleaner may soak through the bottom of the touch
screen. When using an LCD display cleaner, spray it onto a cloth
to clean your touch screen.
	 (If you use an abrasive cleaner or cloth, your touch screen may
be damaged.)
Do not apply severe shocks or impacts to the touch screen or
••
press on it with a sharp object such as a pen.
	 This may result in your touch screen being damaged.
If your finger touches the screen too softly, the touch may not
••
be recognized.
When touching the screen, press on the item precisely with
••
your finger and take care not to touch any other items.
The touch screen sensors are located at the edges of the touch
••
screen.
	 When installing a protective cover and accessory, be careful
not to cover the edges of the touch screen.
Be careful not to damage the edges of the touch screen.
••
	 If the edges of the touch screen are damaged, the touch screen
may not work properly.
If there any foreign substances such as insects or water on the
••
touch screen, your touch screen will not work properly. Use
your touch screen after removing all foreign substances.
If you operate your touch screen with a hard object such as a
••
nail, pen, etc., it will not work.
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Using a wireless keyboard/mouse (Optional)	 47
Using hand gestures (Optional)	 54
CD Drive (ODD, Optional)	 57
Multi Card Slot (Optional)	 59
Using the product as a monitor (Optional)	 61
Adjusting the Volume	 62
LCD Instruction	 63
Wired Network	 64
Wireless Network (Optional)	 67
Using the TV (Optional)	 69
Using the Remote Control (Optional)	 75
Using the Multimedia App (Optional)	 77
Samsung Software Update	 81
Diagnosing the Computer Status and Troubleshooting	82
Using the Security Slot	 83
Chapter 3.
Using the computer
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Chapter 3.
Using the computer
Using a wireless keyboard/mouse(Optional)
The wireless keyboard and mouse are optional and the
appearance and the color of the provided keyboard and mouse
may differ depending on the model.
Installing the wireless receiver
1	 Open the Battery Cover at the bottom and insert the battery
in the right polarity (+,-).
Example) Wireless mouse
Power switch
If you set this switch to the OFF position
when not using the mouse, you can save
battery power.
Battery Cover
CONNECT
button
wireless signal
receiver
2	 Insert the wireless signal receiver into the USB 2.0 port at the
back of the computer.
3	 Slide the power switch at the bottom of the mouse to the ON
position.
Example) Wireless mouse
4	 You can use the wireless keyboard and the mouse without
additional settings.
You can use the wireless keyboard and the wireless mouse
••
within a 5m distance of the wireless signal sensor.
The distance is subject to the surroundings and if there
••
is interference nearby, in particular a wireless LAN AP, the
distance may be decreased.
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Chapter 3.
Using the computer
Using a wireless keyboard/mouse(Optional)
Wireless keyboard
1	 Slide the z battery cover at the bottom of the keyboard
from to the position and separate the x battery
cover.
z
z
x
2	 Insert the batteries and then close the battery cover.
z
x
c
Be sure to confirm that the polarities (+ / -) of the batteries
••
are correct.
Do not recharge the batteries (AAA type) supplied with the
••
product.
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Using the computer
Using a wireless keyboard/mouse (Optional)
Directional keys
Moves the cursor up, down, left or right.
Battery replacement LED
This indicates when it is time to replace the battery.
If the LED blinks, replace the batteries.
Caps Lock Indicator
If the indicator is turned on,
letters are capitalized.
Windows Key
In Windows 8, the Start
screen appears.
Battery cover
CONNECT button
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Chapter 3.
Using the computer
Using a wireless keyboard/mouse (Optional)
Windows 8 Charm Menu Key
(This function is only supported for Windows 8.)
검색
공유
시작
장치
설정
Search
Runs the Search function in the Windows
8 menu.
검색
공유
시작
장치
설정
Share
Runs the Share function in the Windows 8
menu.
검색
공유
시작
장치
설정
Device
Launches the Device function in the
Windows 8 menu.
검색
공유
시작
장치
설정
Settings
Launches the Settings in the Windows 8
menu.
The wireless keyboard automatically enters power-saving
mode if there is no key input for a pre-determined period of
time. Press any key to resume using the keyboard in power-
saving mode.
However, a function to turn the keyboard off is not
supported.

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