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  • Page 3: ContentsContents Chapter 1: About This Reference . . . . . . . . . . . 1 About this...
  • Page 4 Contents System key combinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....
  • Page 5 www.gateway.com Conserving battery power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....
  • Page 6 Contents Chapter 9: Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103...
  • Page 7: About This Reference CHAPTER1 About This Reference • About this guide • Accessing your online User Guide • Gateway contact information •...
  • Page 8 CHAPTER 1: About This Reference About this guide This guide includes information and maintenance instructions that are specific to...
  • Page 9 www.gateway.com Gateway model and serial number The label on the bottom of your notebook contains information that identifies your...
  • Page 10 CHAPTER 1: About This Reference 4
  • Page 11: Checking Out Your Notebook CHAPTER2 Checking Out Your Notebook • Front • Left • Right • Back • Bottom • Keyboard area •...
  • Page 12 CHAPTER 2: Checking Out Your Notebook Front LCD panel release latch Battery charge indicator Headphone jack Speaker Speaker Microphone...
  • Page 13 www.gateway.com Left S-Video out Ventilation fan CD or DVD drive Kensington lock jack slot Component Icon Description Kensington™ Secure...
  • Page 14 CHAPTER 2: Checking Out Your Notebook Right Important Port or jack location may vary by notebook model. USB ports...
  • Page 15 www.gateway.com Back Power connector Monitor port Component Icon Description Power connector Plug the AC adapter cable into this connector....
  • Page 16 CHAPTER 2: Checking Out Your Notebook Bottom Battery Battery lock Battery latch Memory bay Customer Online Support: care label...
  • Page 17 www.gateway.com Keyboard area Power Multimedia button panel Keyboard Microphone Status indicators Touchpad Component Icon Description Keyboard Provides all the...
  • Page 18 CHAPTER 2: Checking Out Your Notebook LCD panel Webcam Component Icon Description Webcam Use to let others see who...
  • Page 19: Setting Up and Getting Started CHAPTER3 Setting Up and Getting Started • Working safely and comfortably • Connecting the AC adapter • Connecting the...
  • Page 20 CHAPTER 3: Setting Up and Getting Started Working safely and comfortably Before using your notebook, follow these general guidelines...
  • Page 21 www.gateway.com Setting up your computer desk and chair When you are setting up your computer desk and chair, make...
  • Page 22 CHAPTER 3: Setting Up and Getting Started Connecting the AC adapter You can run your notebook using an AC...
  • Page 23 www.gateway.com 2 Connect the AC adapter to your notebook’s power connector. 3 Plug the power cord into a wall...
  • Page 24 CHAPTER 3: Setting Up and Getting Started Protecting from power source problems During a power surge, the voltage level...
  • Page 25 www.gateway.com 2 Insert the other end of the modem cable into a telephone wall jack. Important The modem will...
  • Page 26 CHAPTER 3: Setting Up and Getting Started Starting your notebook Warning Do not work with the notebook resting on...
  • Page 27 www.gateway.com 5 To open the main menu, click (Start). From that menu, you can run programs and search for...
  • Page 28 CHAPTER 3: Setting Up and Getting Started To put your notebook into hibernation: • Click (Start), click the arrow...
  • Page 29 www.gateway.com Using the status indicators Important If none of the indicators are on, you may need to press FN+F1...
  • Page 30 CHAPTER 3: Setting Up and Getting Started Using the keyboard Your notebook features a full-size keyboard that functions the...
  • Page 31 www.gateway.com Key type Icon Description System keys Press these colored keys in combination with the FN key to perform...
  • Page 32 CHAPTER 3: Setting Up and Getting Started System key combinations When you press the FN key and a system...
  • Page 33 www.gateway.com Press and hold To... FN, then press this system key... Increase the LCD panel brightness above the F8...
  • Page 34 CHAPTER 3: Setting Up and Getting Started Press and hold To... FN, then press this system key... Decrease volume....
  • Page 35 www.gateway.com When you move your finger on the touchpad, the pointer (arrow) on the screen moves in the same...
  • Page 36 CHAPTER 3: Setting Up and Getting Started To... Do this... Select an Position the object on the pointer over...
  • Page 37 www.gateway.com Using the optional multimedia panel Use the buttons on the optional multimedia panel to control playback of CDs...
  • Page 38 CHAPTER 3: Setting Up and Getting Started Using the optional webcam You can use the optional webcam with many...
  • Page 39 www.gateway.com To use the webcam: 1 Click (Start), All Programs, Camera Assistant Software, then click Camera Assistant Software. The...
  • Page 40 CHAPTER 3: Setting Up and Getting Started 2 Click (Start camera). The Camera Assistant opens. 3 Click one of...
  • Page 41 www.gateway.com Tip For more information about using the webcam, click in the Camera Assistant Toolbar or click (Functions), then...
  • Page 42 CHAPTER 3: Setting Up and Getting Started Adjusting the volume You can use the volume control to adjust the...
  • Page 43 www.gateway.com 3 To mute the volume, click (Mute). To restore volume, click it again. 4 To adjust device volume...
  • Page 44 CHAPTER 3: Setting Up and Getting Started Turning your wireless radio on or off Your Gateway notebook may have...
  • Page 45 www.gateway.com Bluetooth radio Your notebook may have a Bluetooth radio for communicating with another Bluetooth device, such as a...
  • Page 46 CHAPTER 3: Setting Up and Getting Started 40
  • Page 47: Using Drives and Accessories CHAPTER4 Using Drives and Accessories • Using the CD or DVD drive • Using the memory card reader •...
  • Page 48 CHAPTER 4: Using Drives and Accessories Using the CD or DVD drive You can use your notebook to enjoy...
  • Page 49 www.gateway.com Using a CD or DVD drive [ Manual eject hole Eject button Important Prerecorded DVDs and DVD drives...
  • Page 50 CHAPTER 4: Using Drives and Accessories Using the memory card reader You can use memory cards to transfer pictures...
  • Page 51 www.gateway.com Using a memory card To access a file on a memory card: 1 Click (Start), then click Computer....
  • Page 52 CHAPTER 4: Using Drives and Accessories To insert a PC Card or Express Card: • Push the card firmly...
  • Page 53 www.gateway.com 6 Eject the PC Card by pressing the eject button again. To remove an Express Card: 1 Turn...
  • Page 54 CHAPTER 4: Using Drives and Accessories Installing a printer or other peripheral device Your notebook may have one or...
  • Page 55 www.gateway.com To connect your USB device to your notebook: 1 Connect one end of the USB cable to your...
  • Page 56 CHAPTER 4: Using Drives and Accessories 2 Connect the other end of the cable to the IEEE 1394 port...
  • Page 57 www.gateway.com 3 Plug the other end of the VGA cable into the monitor port on your notebook. 4 Turn...
  • Page 58 CHAPTER 4: Using Drives and Accessories To adjust the display properties on a projector or monitor: 1 Click (Start),...
  • Page 59 www.gateway.com Using the projector or monitor for a presentation You can configure your notebook so the settings are correct...
  • Page 60 CHAPTER 4: Using Drives and Accessories Viewing the display on a television The optional S-Video out jack on your...
  • Page 61 www.gateway.com Adjusting the television display settings You may need to modify the television settings to match the television you...
  • Page 62 CHAPTER 4: Using Drives and Accessories 6 Click on a tab and make changes to the television settings as...
  • Page 63 www.gateway.com Printers You can attach almost any type of printer to your notebook. The most common types are inkjet...
  • Page 64 CHAPTER 4: Using Drives and Accessories 58
  • Page 65: Managing Power CHAPTER5 Managing Power • Monitoring the battery charge • Recharging the battery • Changing the battery • Recalibrating the...
  • Page 66 CHAPTER 5: Managing Power Monitoring the battery charge Your new Gateway notebook is designed to provide an exceptional balance...
  • Page 67 www.gateway.com Changing the battery Warning Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with a battery specifically...
  • Page 68 CHAPTER 5: Managing Power 6 Slide the battery lock to the locked position . 7 Turn your notebook over....
  • Page 69 www.gateway.com Extending battery life Maximizing battery performance To get maximum performance from your notebook battery, we recommend that you...
  • Page 70 CHAPTER 5: Managing Power • Copy programs from CDs or DVDs to the hard drive so you do not...
  • Page 71 www.gateway.com • Hybrid Sleep - while your notebook is in Hybrid Sleep mode, it switches to a low power...
  • Page 72 CHAPTER 5: Managing Power Changing notebook power settings You can change the function of your notebook’s power button, Sleep...
  • Page 73 www.gateway.com 2 Click (Change power settings). The Select a power plan window opens. 3 Select the power plan you...
  • Page 74 CHAPTER 5: Managing Power 2 Click (Change power settings). The Select a power plan window opens. 3 Click a...
  • Page 75: Traveling with Your Notebook CHAPTER6 Traveling with Your Notebook • Packing your notebook • Traveling by air • Dial-up modem • Radio frequency...
  • Page 76 CHAPTER 6: Traveling with Your Notebook Packing your notebook • Remove all discs, PC Cards or Express Cards, peripheral...
  • Page 77 www.gateway.com Radio frequency wireless connections Important If your notebook came equipped with an internal embedded wireless device, see “Legal...
  • Page 78 CHAPTER 6: Traveling with Your Notebook Security • Get a locking cable for your notebook so you can attach...
  • Page 79 www.gateway.com 5 Highlight Enabled, then press ENTER. 6 Open the Exit menu, highlight Exit Saving Changes, then press ENTER....
  • Page 80 CHAPTER 6: Traveling with Your Notebook • Consult your insurance company and credit card company to learn about emergency...
  • Page 81: Maintaining Your Notebook CHAPTER7 Maintaining Your Notebook • Caring for your notebook • Cleaning your notebook • Maintaining the battery • Cleaning...
  • Page 82 CHAPTER 7: Maintaining Your Notebook Caring for your notebook To extend the life of your notebook: • Be careful...
  • Page 83 www.gateway.com • Cotton swabs • A CD or DVD drive cleaning kit Cleaning the exterior Warning When you shut...
  • Page 84 CHAPTER 7: Maintaining Your Notebook Maintaining the battery The life span of a notebook battery is about 1.5 to...
  • Page 85 www.gateway.com Consider removing the battery from your notebook when running on fixed power. However, remember that when you have...
  • Page 86 CHAPTER 7: Maintaining Your Notebook • If only one or two items of software or hardware have stopped working...
  • Page 87 www.gateway.com Preparing for software and device driver recovery You can usually recover your pre-installed software and drivers from your...
  • Page 88 CHAPTER 7: Maintaining Your Notebook 4 Insert a blank, recordable disc into the recordable disc drive, then click Next....
  • Page 89 www.gateway.com Recovering pre-installed software and drivers using Gateway Recovery Center To recover specific drivers and software: 1 Click (Start),...
  • Page 90 CHAPTER 7: Maintaining Your Notebook To recover device drivers that were pre-installed, click Hardware, then click Device driver recovery....
  • Page 91 www.gateway.com To recover software and drivers using recovery discs: 1 Insert a software and driver recovery disc into the...
  • Page 92 CHAPTER 7: Maintaining Your Notebook To recover pre-installed device drivers, click Device driver recovery, then click the type of...
  • Page 93 www.gateway.com To restore using Microsoft System Restore: 1 Click (Start), Control Panel, System and Maintenance, then click Backup and...
  • Page 94 CHAPTER 7: Maintaining Your Notebook Manually creating a restore point To manually create a restore point: 1 Click (Start),...
  • Page 95 www.gateway.com Recovering your system to its factory condition If your notebook’s problems are not solved by any of the...
  • Page 96 CHAPTER 7: Maintaining Your Notebook 8 To perform a recovery with data backup (recommended), click Recovery with automatic data...
  • Page 97 www.gateway.com 3 When the prompt “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD” appears, press any key on...
  • Page 98 CHAPTER 7: Maintaining Your Notebook 92
  • Page 99: Upgrading Your Notebook CHAPTER8 Upgrading Your Notebook • Preventing static electricity discharge • Adding or replacing memory modules • Replacing the hard...
  • Page 100 CHAPTER 8: Upgrading Your Notebook Preventing static electricity discharge Warning To avoid exposure to dangerous electrical voltages and moving...
  • Page 101 www.gateway.com Adding or replacing memory modules Important Use only memory modules designed for your Gateway notebook. Tools You need...
  • Page 102 CHAPTER 8: Upgrading Your Notebook 6 Remove the keyboard screw. Tip The screw hole is marked with a K....
  • Page 103 www.gateway.com 8 Use the thumb notch to lift the memory bay cover, then remove it. Be careful not to...
  • Page 104 CHAPTER 8: Upgrading Your Notebook 9 If you are removing a module, gently press outward on the clip at...
  • Page 105 www.gateway.com 10 Pull the memory module out of the slot. 11 Hold the new or replacement module at a...
  • Page 106 CHAPTER 8: Upgrading Your Notebook Replacing the hard drive kit Tools You need a small Phillips screwdriver and the...
  • Page 107 www.gateway.com 8 Remove the two hard drive bay cover screws. Screw Screw 9 Slide the hard drive bay cover,...
  • Page 108 CHAPTER 8: Upgrading Your Notebook 11 Remove the screws that secure the hard drive to the hard drive cover....
  • Page 109: Troubleshooting CHAPTER9 Troubleshooting • Safety guidelines • First steps • Troubleshooting • Telephone support 103
  • Page 110 CHAPTER 9: Troubleshooting Safety guidelines Warning Do not try to troubleshoot your problem if power cords or plugs are...
  • Page 111 www.gateway.com • If the notebook will not turn on, try turning it on with the notebook plugged in and...
  • Page 112 CHAPTER 9: Troubleshooting You see an “Access Denied” or “Write protect” error message • Move the write-protection tab in...
  • Page 113 www.gateway.com The text on the display is dim or difficult to read • Adjust the brightness using the system...
  • Page 114 CHAPTER 9: Troubleshooting • Try a different disc. Occasionally discs are flawed and cannot be read by the drive....
  • Page 115 www.gateway.com • Make sure that the disc’s regional code and your DVD drive’s regional code match. • Make sure...
  • Page 116 CHAPTER 9: Troubleshooting File management A file was accidentally deleted • Recover the file from the Recycle Bin by...
  • Page 117 www.gateway.com • Make sure that the hard drive is installed correctly. Remove it, firmly reinsert it, then restart your...
  • Page 118 CHAPTER 9: Troubleshooting Connecting to a Web site takes too long Many factors can affect Internet performance: • The...
  • Page 119 www.gateway.com • Try a keyboard that you know works to make sure that the keyboard port works. • If...
  • Page 120 CHAPTER 9: Troubleshooting • S-Video—If your TV does not have a VGA port, but includes an S-Video port, connect...
  • Page 121 www.gateway.com interlaced method to display the picture on the screen, a standard interlaced analog TV will most likely flicker...
  • Page 122 CHAPTER 9: Troubleshooting You want to know whether you can play recorded videos on your home DVD player •...
  • Page 123 www.gateway.com • See the documentation that came with your modem for additional troubleshooting information. Modem (dial-up) Your modem does...
  • Page 124 CHAPTER 9: Troubleshooting • Make sure that you are not using a digital, rollover, or PBX line. These lines...
  • Page 125 www.gateway.com Your fax communications program only sends and receives faxes at 14,400 bps when you have a 56K modem...
  • Page 126 CHAPTER 9: Troubleshooting The modem is noisy when it dials and connects • When your modem tries to connect...
  • Page 127 www.gateway.com Networks (wired) Help For more information about network troubleshooting, click Start, then click Help and Support. Type the...
  • Page 128 CHAPTER 9: Troubleshooting Internet Explorer is unable to access the Internet • Reset the power on your cable or...
  • Page 129 www.gateway.com Important Note any antenna placement constraints in the access point user guide because the speed of a wireless...
  • Page 130 CHAPTER 9: Troubleshooting You cannot see other computers on your network • Your notebook may not have the same...
  • Page 131 www.gateway.com Power Your notebook is not working on AC power • Make sure that your AC power adapter is...
  • Page 132 CHAPTER 9: Troubleshooting The printer is on but will not print • Check the cable between the printer and...
  • Page 133 www.gateway.com You see a “Printer is out of paper” error message After adding paper, make sure that the printer...
  • Page 134 CHAPTER 9: Troubleshooting The pointer moves unexpectedly • Clean the touchpad with a damp cloth (water only) and wipe...
  • Page 135 www.gateway.com • If you have recently installed hardware or software, make sure that you have installed it according to...
  • Page 136 CHAPTER 9: Troubleshooting 130
  • Page 137: Legal Information APPENDIXA Legal Information • Important safety information • Regulatory compliance statements • Environmental information • Notices 131
  • Page 138 APPENDIX A: Legal Information Important safety information Warning Always follow these instructions to help guard against personal injury and...
  • Page 139 www.gateway.com • Unplug the notebook from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified personnel if: • The power...
  • Page 140 APPENDIX A: Legal Information Additional limitations, cautions, and concerns for specific countries are listed in the specific country sections...
  • Page 141 www.gateway.com The FCC has set a general guideline of 8 inches (20 cm) separation between the device and the...
  • Page 142 APPENDIX A: Legal Information California Proposition 65 Warning Warning This product contains chemicals, including lead, known to the State...
  • Page 143 www.gateway.com Canada Industry Canada (IC) Intentional emitter per RSS 210 Caution To prevent radio interference to licensed service or...
  • Page 144 APPENDIX A: Legal Information Before installing this equipment, users should make sure that it is permissible to be connected...
  • Page 145 www.gateway.com All Gateway systems equipped with CD and DVD drives comply with the appropriate safety standards, including IEC 825....
  • Page 146 APPENDIX A: Legal Information Notices Copyright © 2007 Gateway, Inc. All Rights Reserved 7565 Irvine Center Drive Irvine, CA...
  • Page 147: IndexIndex A conserving power 63 AC adapter extending life 78 connecting 16 fuel gauges 78 connector 9 icons 60 international...
  • Page 148 Index C CD 79 cable lock 7 DVD 79 keyboard 77 cable modem 8, 19 LCD panel 77 connecting...
  • Page 149 www.gateway.com network 8 double-clicking 30 power 9, 16 dragging 30 printer 8 drivers projector 51 recovery discs 81, 84...
  • Page 150 Index eject hole H CD 43 hard drive DVD 43 bay 10 electrostatic discharge (ESD) 94 indicator 23 EmPower...
  • Page 151 www.gateway.com K switching display 26 Kensington cable lock 72 troubleshooting 106 lock slot 7 LCD/CRT system key 26 key...
  • Page 152 Index monitor O adding external 50 opening color quality 52 files 30 port 9 folders 30 screen resolution 52...
  • Page 153 www.gateway.com Hibernate mode 64 recharging battery 60 Hybrid Sleep mode 26, 64 recovering indicator 6, 21 defaults 89 international...
  • Page 154 Index with Gateway Recovery opening menu 30 Center 83 shutting down notebook 21, 22 with Windows DVD 90 Sleep...
  • Page 155 www.gateway.com S-Video (TV) out jack 7, 54 general guidelines 104 system identification label 3 hard drive 110 system keys...
  • Page 156 Index USB connecting device 48 port 48 USB port 8, 48 user password 72 V VGA port 9, 51...
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