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    E7187 Notebook PC User Manual February 2012
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    ... Chapter 1: Introducing the Notebook PC About This User's Manual...6 Notes for This Manual...6 Safety Precautions...7 Preparing your ...42 Colored Hot Keys...42 Microsoft Windows Keys...44 Multimedia Control Keys (...Status Indicators...47 Switches ...47 Status Indicators...48  Notebook PC User Manual
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    ...66 Network Connection...66 Wireless LAN Connection (on selected models)...68 Windows Wireless Network Connection...70 Bluetooth Wireless Connection(on selected models).........A-2 Operating System and Software...A-3 System BIOS Settings...A-4 Common Problems and Solutions...A-10 Recovering...
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    ... Eco-label...A-38 Global Environmental Regulation Compliance and Declaration ...A-39 ASUS Recycling/Takeback Services...A-39 Copyright Information...A-40 Limitation of Liability...A-41 Service and Support...A-41  Notebook PC User Manual
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    Chapter 1: Introducing the Notebook PC 1
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    ... and how to use them. The following are major sections of this User's Manual: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Introducing the Notebook PC Introduces you to the Notebook ... your Notebook PC as being correct. Notes for This Manual A few notes and warnings are used throughout this guide, allowing you to ...
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    ... life of the Notebook PC. Follow all precautions and instructions. Except as described in this manual, refer all servicing to qualified personnel. Disconnect the AC.... DO NOT place on uneven or unstable work surfaces. Seek servicing if the casing has been damaged. DO NOT expose...
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    ... 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.  Notebook PC User Manual
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    ... 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. Notebook PC User Manual 
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    ... 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 ... your Notebook PC or diskettes through airport magnetic detectors or expose them to magnetic wands. 10 Notebook PC User Manual
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    1 Preparing your Notebook PC These are only quick instructions for using your Notebook PC. Installing the Battery Pack 3 3 1 2 Connecting the Power Adapter 3 1 2 110V -220 V Notebook PC User Manual 11
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    ... panel with your thumb. 2. Slowly tilt the display panel forward or backward to a comfortable viewing angle. 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. 12 Notebook PC User Manual
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    Chapter 2: Knowing the parts 2
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    Top Side • • The keyboard differs for each territory. The top side may vary in appearance depending on model. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 14 Notebook PC User Manual
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    ... 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. 6 Notebook PC User Manual 15
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    ... 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...
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    ... 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 THE HEAT. Notebook PC User Manual 17
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    ... 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 ...
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    ...Compartment 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... of this Notebook PC to ensure maximum compatibility and reliability. Notebook PC User Manual 19
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    ...Headphone Output Jack The stereo headphone jack (1/8 inch) is used to connect the Notebook PC's audio ...Microphone Input Jack The mono microphone jack (1/8 inch) can be used to connect an external microphone or... conferencing, voice narrations, or simple audio recordings. 2 20 Notebook PC User Manual
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    ... 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...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...
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    ... 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. 22 Notebook PC User Manual
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    ... 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. 23 Notebook PC User Manual
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    ...air vents or else overheating may occur. 3 Display (Monitor) Output The 15-pin D-sub monitor port supports a standard VGA-compatible device such ... and/or video monitor, such as a digital television (DTV). Supports standard, enhanced, or high-definition video, plus multi-...
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    ... 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. USB Charger+ (on selected models) The feature allows you ...
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    ... 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. 26 Notebook PC User Manual
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    Chapter 3: Getting Started 3
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    ... 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 ...
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    ...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...adapter or switch off the AC outlet to minimize the power consumption when the Notebook PC is not in use. 30 Notebook PC User Manual
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    ...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 ... this may result in the loss of working data. To install the battery pack: 3 1 2 Notebook PC User Manual 31
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    ... for this Notebook PC. Because batteries also have a shelf life, it is not recommended to buy extras for storing. WARNING! For safety reasons, DO NOT throw the battery in fire... battery pack caused by impact, turn OFF the Notebook PC and contact an authorized service center. 32 Notebook PC User Manual
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    ... 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. Before bootup, the display panel flashes ...
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    ... checking program. To run Window's disk checking program: click Windows > select Computer > right-click a hard disk drive icon > choose ... bootup after running a software disk checking utility, you should take your Notebook PC in for servicing. Continued use may result in data loss. 34 Notebook PC ...
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    ...system implements the Smart Battery standard under the Windows environment, which allows the battery to accurately ...memory size, and the size of the display panel. Screen captures shown here are examples only ...battery warnings, the Notebook PC eventually enters suspend mode (Windows default uses STR)....
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    ... voltage is too high. 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. 36 Notebook PC User Manual
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    ... Actual behavior of the power switch can be customized in Windows Control Panel "Power Options." For other options... dialog box to allow restart. To restart the system manually, choose Restart. IMPORTANT! To protect the hard ... OFF your Notebook PC before turning it back ON. Notebook PC User Manual 37
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    ... system cannot properly turn OFF or restart, there is an additional way to shutdown your Notebook PC: Hold the power button seconds. over 4 IMPORTANT! DO NOT use emergency shutdown while data is being written; doing so can result in loss or destruction of your data. 38 Notebook PC User Manual
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    ... 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 ... Sleep and Hibernate Power management settings can be found in the Windows > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Power Options...
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    ... 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.... Hibernate saves more power compared to Sleep. Click the Windows button and the arrowhead next to the lock icon to see...
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    ... 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 system shut down for critical cooling when temperature exceeds the maximum safe upper limit. Notebook PC User Manual 41
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    ... 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 ...
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    ... in Display Property Settings.) NOTE: Must connect an external monitor "before" booting up. Crossed-out Touchpad (F9): Toggles the built-in touchpad ... UNLOCKED (enabled). Locking the touchpad will prevent you from accidentally moving the pointer while typing and is best used with an...
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    ... 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 ... properties menu and is equivalent to pressing the right mouse button on a Windows object. 44 Notebook PC User Manual
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    ... The numeric keypad is embedded in the keyboard and consists of 15 keys that make number intensive input more ... by pressing [Fn][Ins/Num LK], the number lock LED lights up. If an external keyboard is ... up, [Shift][K] for down, [Shift][U] for left, and [Shift][O] for right. Notebook PC User Manual 45
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    ...the [Fn] key in combination with the arrow keys for CD control functions. CD Play/Pause During CD stop...play. CD Skip to Previous Track (Rewind) During CD play, skips to the previous audio track/ movie ... CD Skip to Next Track (Fast Forward) During CD play, skips to the next audio track/movie chapter...
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    Switches and Status Indicators Switches 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." Notebook PC User Manual 47
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    ...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). Notebook PC User Manual 48
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    ... the hard disk. The light flashes proportional to the access time. Bluetooth / Wireless Indicator This is only applicable on models with internal ... (BT) function is activated. When the built-in wireless LAN is enabled, this indicator will also light. (Windows software settings are necessary.) ...
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    Chapter 4: Using the Notebook PC 4
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    ...mouse to position cursor onscreen. The following illustration shows the features of the touchpad:. Right-click button (area outside the dotted-line)... DO NOT use any objects in place of your finger to operate the touchpad. These objects may damage the touchpad's surface. Notebook PC User Manual 51
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    ... click items, rotate and zoom images, scroll lists, as well as swipe and switch between windows. Moving the pointer You can tap or click anywhere on the touchpad to activate its pointer, then slide your finger on the touchpad to move the pointer onscreen....
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    ... twice to open the selected item. Clicking - Clicking on the touchpad simulates the functions of the left mouse button ... its menu options. Dragging and dropping - Doing the drag-and-drop action on the touchpad ... the item on its lifting it off the touchpad. new location. Notebook PC User Manual 53
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    ... - Rotating images clockwise or counterclockwise is done on the touchpad by using two fingers. To rotate an image,... still. Scrolling - Using two fingers on the touchpad, you can scroll through lists... scrolling, hold your fingers on the edge of the touchpad when moving from up to down or left to right...
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    ... to movement not to force. There is no need to tap the surface too hard. Tapping too hard does not increase the responsiveness of the touchpad. The touchpad responds best to light pressure. Notebook PC User Manual 55
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    ...the touchpad automatically You can automatically disable the touchpad when an external USB mouse is attached. To disable the touchpad: 1. 2. 3. 4. Go to Control Panel. Change view settings to Large Icons then select ... or Select OK to save changes then exit. 56 Notebook PC User Manual
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    ...2. Gently pull on the drive's front panel and slide the tray completely out. Be careful not to touch the CD drive lens and other mechanisms. Make sure there are no obstructions that may get jammed under the drive's tray. Notebook PC User Manual 57
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    ... Slowly push the drive's tray back in. The drive will begin reading the table of contents (TOC) on the disc. When the drive stops, the disc is ready to be used. It is normal to hear as well as feel the CD spinning with great intensity in the CD drive while data is read. 58 Notebook PC User Manual
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    ...optical drive and 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. Ensure not to stab the activity indicator located in the same area. Actual location will vary by model. Notebook PC User Manual 59
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    ... involved. Keep in mind the important safety instructions from your CD suppliers. Unlike desktop optical ... drives; except that nothing can be written to or changed on the CD. Using the proper software, a CDRW drive or...play DVD audio. Insert the audio CD and Windows automatically opens an audio player ...
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    ... also faster than most other forms of memory card readers because it utilizes the internal highbandwidth PCI bus. IMPORTANT! Flash memory card ... data loss, use Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media in the Windows notification area before removing the flash memory card. Notebook PC User Manual 61
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    ... PC comes with a replaceable hard disk drive. Current hard drives support S.M.A.R.T. (Self ... they happen. When replacing or upgrading the hard drive, always visit an authorized service center ... is dropped. IMPORTANT! When replacing or upgrading the hard drive, always visit an authorized service center...
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    Locating the hard disk drives Removing the hard disk drives 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 Notebook PC User Manual 63
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    2 2 1 Installing the hard disk drives 1 2 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 1 64 Notebook PC User Manual
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    ... this Notebook PC to ensure maximum compatibility and reliability. The BIOS automatically detects the amount of memory in the system and ... accordingly during the POST (PowerOn-Self-Test) process. There is no hardware or software (including BIOS) setup required after the memory is installed. WARNING! ...
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    ... 3, 4, or 5 twisted-pair wiring. 10/100 Mbps Full-Duplex is supported on this Notebook PC but requires connection to a network switching hub with "... use the fastest setting so no user-intervention is required. 1000BASE-T (or Gigabit) is only supported on selected models. 66 Notebook PC User Manual
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    ... RJ-11 telephone connectors. If connecting two computers together without a hub in between, a crossover LAN cable is required (Fast-Ethernet model). (Gigabit models support auto-crossover so a crossover LAN cable ...Network Hub or Switch Network cable with RJ-45 connectors Notebook PC User Manual 67
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    ... (OFDM) technologies on 2.4GHz/5GHz frequencies. The optional built-in wireless LAN is backward compatible with the earlier IEEE 802.11 standards... of wireless LAN standards. The optional built-in wireless LAN is a client adapter that supports Infrastructure and Ad-hoc modes giving you flexibility on ...
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    ... mode allows the Notebook PC to connect to another wireless device. No access point (AP) ... devices must install optional 802.11 wireless LAN adapters.) Notebook PC Desktop PC...(AP) (sold separately) that provides a central link for wireless clients to communicate with each other or with a wired network...
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    Windows Wireless Network Connection Connecting to a network 1. Switch ON the Wireless function if necessary for your model (see ...] repeatedly until wireless LAN icon and Bluetooth icon are shown. Or double click the Wireless Console icon in Windows notification area and select the wireless LAN icon...
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    ...connection has been established, the connection is shown on the list. 7. You can see the wireless network icon area. in the Notification The crossed wireless network icon appears when you press + to disable the WLAN function. Notebook PC User Manual 71
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    ... also use it for SMS messaging. Bluetooth-enabled computers or PDAs You can wireless connect to another computer ... of Bluetooth-enabled wireless keyboard or mouse. Turning ON and Launching Bluetooth Utility This process can be used to add most Bluetooth devices. 1. Switch ON the Wireless function ...
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    Or double click the Wireless Console icon in the Windows notification area and select the Bluetooth icon. 3. From Control Panel, go to Network and ... and select View Bluetooth Network Devices. 5. Click Add a device to look for new devices. Notebook PC User Manual 73
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    6. Select a Bluetooth-enabled device from the list and click Next. 7. Enter the Bluetooth security code into your device and start pairing. 8. The paired relationship is successfully built. Click Close to finish the setting. 74 Notebook PC User Manual
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    ... USB device when the battery charge drops below your set threshold. • The USB port that supports USB Charger+ does not support USB device wake up function. • If your connected device overheats, remove the device immediately. Notebook PC User Manual 75
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    Appendix A
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    ..., and greater durability. When used in current operating systems, no drivers are necessary. USB Floppy Disk Drive An optional USB-interface floppy disk drive can accept a standard 1.44MB (or 720KB) 3.5-inch floppy diskette. WARNING! To prevent system failures, use Windows "Safely Remove Hardware" ...
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    .... Support Software This Notebook PC comes with a support disc that provides BIOS, drivers and applications to enable hardware features, extend functionality, help manage...dealer for web sites to download individual software drivers and utilities. The support disc contains all drivers, ...
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    ... and territories. Boot Device 1. On the Boot screen, select Boot Option #1. Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc... American Megatrends, Inc. 2. Press [Enter] and select a device as the Boot Option #1. Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc ...
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    Security Setting Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc Main Advanced Boot Security Save & Exit Password Description If ONLY the Administrator's password is set, then this only limits access to Setup and is only asked for when entering Setup. If ONLY the ...
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    I/O Interface Security Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc. Security If Locked, 2nd SATA HDD will be ...] [UNLOCKED] SATA 2nd HDD Interface UNLOCKED LOCKED : Select Screen : Select Item Enter: Select +/-: Change Opt. F1: General Help F9:...
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    USB Interface Security Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc. Security If Locked, all USB device will be ...] [UNLOCKED] [UNLOCKED] USB Interface UNLOCKED LOCKED : Select Screen : Select Item Enter: Select +/-: Change Opt. F1: General Help ...
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    HDD Password Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc Main Advanced Boot Security Save & Exit Password Description If ONLY the Administrator's password is set, then this only limits access to Setup and is only asked for when entering Setup. If ONLY the user's ...
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    ...you want to keep your configuration settings, you must save changes before exiting the BIOS setup utility. Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc Main Advanced Chipset Boot Security Save & Exit Save Changes and Exit ...
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    .... 1. Remove upgraded parts (RAM, HDD, WLAN, BT) if they were installed after purchase. 2. If not...assistance. Hardware Problem - Keyboard / Hotkey The Hotkey (FN) is disabled. A. Reinstall the "ATK0100" driver from the driver CD or download it from the ASUS website. A-10 Notebook PC User Manual...
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    ...PC. Diagnostics: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Power On by Battery only? (Y = 2, N = 4) Able to see BIOS (ASUS Logo)? (Y = 3, N = A) Able to load the OS? (Y ...power LED ON? (Y = 5, N = C) Power ON by Adapter only? (Y = 6, N = A) Able to see BIOS (ASUS Logo)? (Y = 7, N = A) Able to load the OS? (Y...
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    ...before recovering. C. Adapter problem; check the power cord connections, otherwise visit a local service center for ... contacts, otherwise visit a local service center for repair. Hardware Problem - Wireless Card How to check whether a Notebook PC is equipped with a wireless card? A. Enter Control...
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    ... firewall to protect yourself from viruses. Software Problem - ASUS bundled software When I power ON the Notebook ..." utility to solve your problem. It is available on the ASUS website. Unknown Reason - Blue screen... mode. These utilities and BIOS files can be downloaded from the ASUS website. WARNING...
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    ... protect yourself from viruses. Ensure that you install the "Intel INF Update" and "ATKACPI" drivers first so that hardware devices can be recognized. 6. If the problem still exist, contact your local service center and ask an engineer for assistance. A-14 ...
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    ...the instructions shown. Main Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc. Advanced Chipset Boot Security Save & Exit... American Megatrends, Inc. 4. Locate the latest BIOS file and start updating (flashing) the BIOS. ASUS Tek. Easy Flash Utility FLASH TYPE: Generic Flash Type ...
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    ... be restored if deleted. Take your Notebook PC to an authorized ASUS service center if you have problems with the recovery process. Using the Recovery ...Press [F9] during bootup. Press [Enter] to select Windows Setup [EMS Enabled]. Read the ASUS Preload Wizard messages and ...
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    ...%). 5. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the recovery process. Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com for updated drivers and utilities. Using Recovery DVD (on...From Start Menu, go to All Applications > ASUS and then click AI Recovery. 2. Insert a blank writable DVD...
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    ... the power adapter to your Notebook PC when performing system recovery. Unstable power supply may cause recovery failure. Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com for updated drivers and utilities. A-18 Notebook PC User Manual
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    ...The Notebook PC comes with an optional DVD-ROM drive or a CD-ROM drive. In order to view DVD titles, ... The DVD-ROM drive allows the use of both CD and DVD discs. Regional Playback Information ... is desired, shipping and resetting costs will be at the expense of the user. Notebook PC User Manual A-19
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    ... Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam Region 4 Australia, Caribbean (Except US Territories), Central America, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, South America Region 5 CIS, India, Pakistan, Rest of Africa, Russia, North Korea Region 6 China A-20 Notebook PC User Manual
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    ... and their territories; Australia and New Zealand. Region C Central, South Asian, Eastern European countries and their territories; China and Mongolia. Refer to Blu-ray Disc website at www.blu-raydisc.com/en/ Technical/FAQs/Blu-rayDsicforVideo.html for more details. Notebook PC User Manual A-21
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    ... operation on every PSTN network termination point. In the event of problems you should contact your equipment supplier in the... public switched telephone networks of terminal equipment (excluding terminal equipment supporting the voice telephony justified case service) in which network addressing, if...
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    ...-speaking telephones can be eligible as well as modems, fax machines, auto-dialers and alarm systems. Equipment in which the end-to-end quality of speech is controlled by regulations (e.g. handset telephones and in some countries also cordless telephones) is excluded. Notebook PC User Manual A-23
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    ...Yes Yes No Yes Yes Still Pending No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes More Testing No No Not Applicable Yes No No No No Not Applicable No No Still Pending No No No Yes No Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable No No No Notebook PC User Manual
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    ...use pulse dialling (manufacturers may state in the user guide that the equipment is only intended to support DTMF signalling, which would make any additional testing superfluous). In ... testing is required for series connection and caller ID facilities. Notebook PC User Manual A-25
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    ...Statement This device complies with FCC Rules Part 15. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:...limits for a class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules... could void your authority to operate the equipment. A-26 Notebook PC User Manual...
  • Asus K55A | User's Manual for English Edition - Page 103
    (Reprinted from the Code of Federal Regulations #47, part 15.193, 1993. Washington DC: Office of ... End users must follow the specific operating instructions for satisfying RF exposure compliance. Declaration of...[Article 3.2] Radio test suites according to [EN 300 328-2] Notebook PC User Manual A-27
  • Asus K55A | User's Manual for English Edition - Page 104
    CE Marking CE marking for devices without wireless LAN/Bluetooth The shipped version of this device complies with the requirements of .../95/EC "Low voltage directive" . CE marking for devices with wireless LAN/ Bluetooth This equipment complies with the requirements of Directive 1999/5/ EC of the ...
  • Asus K55A | User's Manual for English Edition - Page 105
    Wireless Operation Channel for Different Domains N. America Japan Europe ETSI 2.412-2.462 GHz 2.412... Ch01 through Ch14 Ch01 through Ch13 France Restricted Wireless Frequency Bands Some areas of France have a ... Ariège Charente Drôme Indre et Loire Manche Nord A-29 Notebook PC User Manual
  • Asus K55A | User's Manual for English Edition - Page 106
    ...Yonne Val de Marne This requirement is likely to change over time, allowing you to use your wireless LAN card in more areas within France. Please check with ART for the latest information (www.arcep.fr) Your WLAN Card transmits less than 100mW, but more than 10mW. A-30 Notebook PC User Manual
  • Asus K55A | User's Manual for English Edition - Page 107
    ..., as they may explode. Check with local codes for possible special disposal instructions to reduce the risk of injury to persons due to fire or explosion. Do .... Use only UL certified power adapters or batteries supplied by the manufacturer or authorized retailers. • Notebook PC User Manual A-31
  • Asus K55A | User's Manual for English Edition - Page 108
    ... Shield of a Coaxial Cable - installation should include bonding the screen of the coaxial cable to the earth at the building entrance. REACH Complying with ... of Chemicals) regulatory framework, we publish the chemical substances in our products at ASUS REACH website at http://csr.asus.com/english/...
  • Asus K55A | User's Manual for English Edition - Page 109
    ...recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer's instructions. (English) ATTENZIONE! Rischio di esplosione della batteria se ...au rebut les batteries usagées conformément aux instructions du fabricant. (French) ADVARSEL! Eksplosjonsfare ved feilaktig skifte ...
  • Asus K55A | User's Manual for English Edition - Page 110
    ... procedures other than those specified in the user's manual may result in hazardous laser exposure. Do...not attempt to disassemble the optical drive. For your safety, have the optical drive serviced only by an authorized ... guide may result in hazardous radiation exposure. A-34 Notebook PC User Manual
  • Asus K55A | User's Manual for English Edition - Page 111
    ... owners. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision Corporation . Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited. Notebook PC User Manual A-35
  • Asus K55A | User's Manual for English Edition - Page 112
    CTR 21 Approval (for Notebook PC with built-in Modem) Danish Dutch English Finnish French German Greek Italian Portuguese A-36 Notebook PC User Manual
  • Asus K55A | User's Manual for English Edition - Page 113
    Spanish Swedish Notebook PC User Manual A-37
  • Asus K55A | User's Manual for English Edition - Page 114
    ...power supplies, the keyboard, the memory, and if available the CD drive or DVD drive. 6. Reduced solid waste ... energy efficient products and practices. All ASUS products with the ENERGY STAR logo comply with... enabled by default. The monitor and computer are automatically set to sleep after 15 and 30 ...
  • Asus K55A | User's Manual for English Edition - Page 115
    ... Environmental Regulation Compliance and Declaration ASUS follows the green design concept to design ...sure that each stage of the product life cycle of ASUS product is in line with global environmental regulations... materials. Please go to http://csr.asus.com/english/Takeback.htm for detailed recycling...
  • Asus K55A | User's Manual for English Edition - Page 116
    ... express written permission of ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. ("ASUS"). ASUS PROVIDES THIS MANUAL "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF... OF BUSINESS AND THE LIKE), EVEN IF ASUS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH ..., AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS A COMMITMENT BY ASUS. ASUS ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY ...
  • Asus K55A | User's Manual for English Edition - Page 117
    ... the basis on which you are entitled to claim damages from ASUS, ASUS is liable for no more than damages for...), EVEN IF ASUS, ITS SUPPLIERS OR YOUR RESELLER IS INFORMED OF THEIR POSSIBILITY. Service and Support Visit our multi-language web site at http://support.asus.com Notebook PC User Manual A-...
  • Asus K55A | User's Manual for English Edition - Page 118
    .... No. 150, LI-TE RD., PEITOU, TAIPEI 112, TAIWAN R.O.C. TAIWAN ASUS COMPUTER GmbH HARKORT STR. ..., LI-TE RD., PEITOU, TAIPEI 112, TAIWAN R.O.C. Country: TAIWAN Authorized representative in Europe: ASUS COMPUTER GmbH ...:2007 Model name : K55V, A55V, R500V, K55A, A55A, R500A, U57A 2004/108/EC-EMC ...



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