Meridian 850 The ROADSIDE PORTABLE GUIDE TO MOBILE COMPUTING WITH YOUR MERIDIAN 850 NOTEBOOK User’s Guide
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Contents Contents Welcome! ....................................................................................... 9 1. Unpacking Your System ......................................................... 11 Do I Have Everything? ............................................................. 11 What's in the Box? ................................................................... 12 Let Your Computer Acclimate Itself .......................................... 13 Keep the Box .....................................
Contents External Video Monitor............................................................. 48 External Keyboard ................................................................... 48 Floppy Disks ............................................................................ 49 Dual PCMCIA Card Slot........................................................... 51 5. Using SETUP ........................................................................... 53 Running SETUP .........................................
Welcome! Welcome! Welcome to the Meridian 850 User’s Guide! This guide is designed to help you get the most out of your system and keep it running trouble free, year after year. The User’s Guide is divided into seven chapters. Chapter 1, Unpacking Your System, explains how to safely open and set up your new system. Chapter 2, The Big Picture, gives an overview of a typical system including information about buttons, connectors and LED indicators.
Welcome! System Specifications lists technical details about your system. The Handy Cheat Sheet gives a short summary of some of the most needed or most forgotten commands. The Glossary gives definitions of common computer terms.
Chapter 1 - Unpacking Your System 1. Unpacking Your System Obviously, the first step towards using your new Meridian is getting it safely to your door and unpacked. Do I Have Everything? The packing slip is one of the last items sealed into your computer box. It lists everything we shipped you. As you unpack the box, check the contents against the packing slip.
Chapter 1 - Unpacking Your System What's in the Box? Your box contains the packing slip, this manual, a plastic bag full of cables and other manuals, a battery pack and AC adapter, and your Windows & DOS manual. This book shows you how to set up your system and keep it running. Your Windows for Workgroups and/or your MS-DOS User's Guide has introductory chapters to help you install and configure DOS and Windows.
Chapter 1 - Unpacking Your System Let Your Computer Acclimate Itself Although your computer system can easily stand temperature extremes, it doesn’t much like rapid changes in temperature, especially going from a cold front stoop to a warm and comfy office, or from a steamy jungle mail drop to an air-conditioned villa. Rapid changes in temperature can cause condensation inside your case.
Chapter 2 - The Big Picture Where to Work Your Meridian 850 is a tough, rugged machine. Generally it will be comfortable and run well wherever you are comfortable. Extremes of heat, cold, and humidity can be challenging to your system's parts, but usually if you can take it, so can the computer. There are, however, some things you take very easily that the computer does not like at all. Static electricity is one. Dust, water, steam, and oil are others.
Chapter 1 - Unpacking Your System 2. The Big Picture Your Meridian 850 is designed to give you the speed and power of a desktop system in a lightweight, portable package. System Features Every Meridian 850 includes: • Intel Pentium microprocessor running at 75 or 90MHz • 256K external (L2) system cache • RAM expandable to 32MB • 8 or 16MB standard; two memory slots fit 4, 8, or 16MB modules • IDE hard drives: 528MB to 1.
Chapter 2 - The Big Picture Front View Mouse Buttons The two square buttons on top of the palm rest work just like the buttons of a conventional PC mouse. Your right thumb clicks the buttons while a finger moves the cursor with the TruePoint pointing device. TruePoint™ Pointing Device The TruePoint pointing device works much like a joystick. The onscreen cursor moves whichever way you tilt TruePoint’s red button. The harder you push, the faster the cursor moves.
Chapter 2 - The Big Picture Meridian 850, Front View Display Latches LED indicator lights TruePoint™ Pointing Device Security Cable Slot Power Switch Reset Switch Mouse Buttons Suspend/Resume Button 17
Chapter 2 - The Big Picture Side Views Right side view Security Cable Slot Suspend/Resume Button (must be pressed for one second) Floppy Disk Drive Eject Button Floppy Disk Drive Slot Power Button (must be pressed for one second) Reset Switch (a ball-point pen works fine) PCMCIA Card Compartment Cover Left side view Removable Hard Disk Drive PC Card Eject Buttons 18
Chapter 2 - The Big Picture Power Button To turn the system on or off, press and hold the power button for 1-2 seconds. When you turn the power on, the speaker beeps once (if sound is enabled). The Power Button will not work when the system is in suspend mode or when the computer is being powered by battery only and the display panel is closed. See Chapter 3, Battery and Power Management. Reset Switch Warning! When the system is rebooted all information in random access memory (RAM) is lost.
Chapter 2 - The Big Picture Back View Mouse Connector Keyboard Connector DC Power Connector Video Connector Serial Connector Field Ground Terminal Parallel Connector Speaker-Out (Stereo) Mic-In (mono) Meridian 850 Rear Panel Each connector at the back of the system unit is displayed below. You can configure the parallel or serial ports from the SETUP menu. See Chapter 5, Using SETUP, for detailed instructions. Caution: Whenever you connect or disconnect cables, turn off all power switches.
Chapter 2 - The Big Picture Connector Description Parallel port 25-pin parallel port for printers or other devices. Configure the parallel port from the SETUP program , Ctrl + Alt + S at boot Serial port 9-pin connector for a mouse, modem, or other serial devices. Configure the serial port from the SETUP program, Ctrl + Alt + S at boot Video 15-pin connector for external VGA monitor. The system will automatically detect an external monitor at boot.
Chapter 2 - The Big Picture Sound Features Your Meridian 850 features 16-bit, Sound Blaster Pro and Microsoft Sound-compatible stereo sound. The system’s signal output is designed for amplified stereo speakers with 6-8ohm impedance. This sound system works automatically with Windows, but when installing DOS games or applications that use DOS Sound Blaster your software must use the following three hardware settings: I/O Address = 220, IRQ = 5, DMA = 1.
Chapter 2 - The Big Picture Indicator Lights: What they mean Indicator Appearance Description Power/Suspend Glowing Blinking The power is turned on. The system is in suspend mode. LOWBATT Slow blinking The battery power level is low. If enabled in SETUP, the system beeps slowly warning you to recharge or replace the battery, or plug in the AC adapter. See chapter 3, Battery and Power Management. Fast blinking: Battery power is nearly gone.
Chapter 2 - The Big Picture Using the Keyboard Function keys Backspace Escape Tab Alt Fn key Enter Ctrl Shift The keyboard is your primary means of giving your computer numbers and words, and telling it what to do with them. The keyboard works much like the keys on a typewriter, but computer keyboards have several specialty keys. Most of today’s software packages have several standard uses for the specialty keys.
Chapter 2 - The Big Picture What the Keys Do General Functions Alternate (Alt) - used with other keys to perform special functions defined by the application you are using. While holding down the Alt key, press the other key. Caps Lock - toggles on and off making the typewriter letter keys appear in uppercase. Control (Ctrl) - used with other keys to perform special functions defined by the application you are using. While holding down the Ctrl key, press the other key.
Chapter 2 - The Big Picture What the Keys Do (continued) Editing and Movement Keys Backspace - located above the Enter key. It may be labeled as Bksp or as an arrow pointing to the left. The Backspace key moves the insertion point to the left one space, erasing the characters in its path. Down Arrow - moves the insertion point down one line. End - moves the insertion point to the end of the line or screen. Home - moves the insertion point to the top left side of the current page or screen.
Chapter 2 - The Big Picture Using the Embedded Numeric Keypad Embedded Numeric Keypad (gray keys) A numeric keypad for entering numbers is embedded within the main keyboard. To use the numeric characters, press the Num Lock button. Keys with a number in the lower right corner will type numbers whenever Num Lock is enabled. To return the keys to normal letters, press Num Lock again. If you install an external keyboard or keypad, the keypad function is disabled.
Chapter 2 - The Big Picture Special Key Combinations The following key combinations let you perform special functions without exiting your application Note: Some applications may conflict with certain special key combinations. If you press key combination without results, exit the application and try again.
Chapter 2 - The Big Picture Disk Drives Your system comes with a 528MB (or larger), low power consumption removable hard disk drive, and a 3.5-inch floppy disk drive. Upgrades are available.
Chapter 2 - The Big Picture continued from last page Removable Hard Disk Drive Removable Hard Disk Drive Location 2. Remove the retaining screw with a Phillips screwdriver. This frees the drive. Removing the retaining screw 3. Turn the computer over, then place your fingers in the groove on the disk drive and pull the drive out of the socket.
Chapter 2 - The Big Picture PCMCIA Card Slot PC Card Ins and Outs Two Type II cards Removing the bottom card Note: the bottom slot is socket 0 (zero). Your system comes with a versatile card slot which can hold one Type-III or two Type-II expansion cards (stacked). The slot is on the left side of the computer. To insert a PC card, align the card so the label is up and the connector is toward the computer. Carefully slide the card into the slot. To remove a card, push the PC Card Eject Button.
Chapter 3 - Battery and Power Management 3. Battery and Power Management Installing the Battery for the First Time Your system operates on a rechargeable Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) battery pack. To prevent possible damage during shipment the battery pack has not been installed in your system. Before turning on the system for the first time, remove the battery pack from its package and install it. Once the battery is installed, allow it to fully charge before using your system without the AC adapter.
Chapter 3 - Battery and Power Management Installing the Battery Pack Inserting the battery pack To install the battery pack: 1. Insert the battery pack into the battery compartment. 2. Push the battery into the compartment until you hear a click.
Chapter 3 - Battery and Power Management Removing the Battery Pack Battery Release Locks To remove the battery pack: 1. Locate the battery pack and battery pack release locks. 2. Slide the battery pack release locks. Releasing the battery pack locks. The battery pack will pop up slightly. 3. Pull the battery pack out of the compartment.
Chapter 3 - Battery and Power Management Turning On Your System After installing the battery pack, allow it to charge fully before using your system for the first time. Once the battery is fully charged, go ahead and open your system and push the power button. Hold the button down for one second to turn on the system. Note: Be sure to wait at least one to two seconds between each time you press the power button. Otherwise, the button may not respond.
Chapter 3 - Battery and Power Management Low Battery Conditions Two warnings alert you when your system’s battery is low and needs charging. The first warning is the orange battery indicator light blinking slowly. The system speaker will also beep (if system sound is enabled). The first warning gives you about five minutes to quit working, save your data, or connect the AC adapter to the system. After that, your data could be lost.
Chapter 3 - Battery and Power Management Low Battery Conditions (continued) If an extra fully charged battery is available: 1. Save all necessary files. 2. Exit the application. 3. Turn off the system. 4. Remove the battery pack and replace it with a fully charged battery pack. If no AC adapter, power outlet or extra charged battery is available: 1. Save all necessary files. 2. Exit the application. 3. Turn off the system.
Chapter 3 - Battery and Power Management Charging the Battery To charge the battery, plug the AC adapter into the system and an electrical outlet. The AC adapter converts alternating current (AC) into direct current (DC). When the power switch is turned on, the AC adapter supplies power to the system and recharges the battery pack only when the system in suspend mode. Otherwise, to recharge you must turn off the computer.
Chapter 3 - Battery and Power Management Battery Temperature Sensor The AC adapter will not charge a battery when it is too hot or too cold. If the battery is outside normal operating temperature, the adapter will wait for the battery to warm up or cool down before it begins charging. While the system unit waits for the battery to return to normal operating temperature, the CHARGE LED will slowly flash green. Faulty Battery Indicator The orange CHARGE LED may flash when a faulty battery pack is installed.
Chapter 3 - Battery and Power Management Power Management Your Meridian 850 can operate in four different power modes, depending on how you’d like to use your computer. The four power modes--Normal, Power Saving, Battery Only, and Suspend--allow you to get the most performance under a variety of conditions (See Chapter 5, Using SETUP for more details).
Chapter 3 - Battery and Power Management Suspend Mode Deactivates one or more of Meridian’s internal components, letting you conserve power (battery or AC). You can customize Suspend Mode to save power in several ways, letting you choose what shuts down as well as when. The Meridian 850 has four settings for Suspend Mode: CPU, Video, Disk, and Global.
Chapter 3 - Battery and Power Management Power Savings Settings These four options let you tailor the Timeouts for your system components. Low Power Savings gives you maximum performance but shortest battery life; Medium Power Saveings gives you moderate performance and moderate battery life; High Power Savings gives you minimum performance but longest battery life, and Custom Power Settings lets you manually specify Timeouts for your CPU, video, hard disk drive, and Global system components.
Chapter 3 - Battery and Power Management Battery Precautions 1. Do not expose the battery to fire, which can cause explosion, or allow it to become dented or deformed. 2. Do not run your system on battery power for a long time at temperatures over 95 degrees F (35C). Also, do not store the battery at high temperatures. This can significantly reduce battery life. 3. Temperature extremes can greatly affect the life of the battery.
Chapter 3 - Battery and Power Management AC Adapter Precautions 1. It is extremely dangerous to use the AC adapter when it is wet. If it should become wet or damaged, immediately unplug the adapter from the power outlet and the computer. 2. Do not subject the adapter to strong vibration or shocks. Be careful not to drop it. 3. Do not expose the adapter to direct sunlight for prolonged periods. 4. Do not use or store the adapter near chemicals or around corrosive gases. 5.
Chapter 4 - How to Use Your Meridian 850 4. Using Your Meridian 850 Opening the Lid To open the display, pull the latches at the both sides of the system backward and lift the display carefully, as illustrated. Display Latches LED indicator lights TruePoint Pointing Device Mouse Buttons Interior Features (Front view) Examining the Interior Features The suspend/resume button, LED indicator lights, embedded pointing device and mouse buttons are illustrated in the above picture.
Chapter 4 - How to Use Your Meridian 850 TruePoint™ Pointing Device The red button, called the TruePoint™ embedded pointing device, works like a joystick. Simply put a finger on it and tilt it the direction you want the cursor on the screen to go. The harder you tilt, the faster it moves. When you need to click on something, use the rectangular mouse buttons (on top of the wrist rest) exactly as you would use the two buttons on a mouse.
Chapter 4 - How to Use Your Meridian 850 PS/2 Style Mouse Before you can use an external mouse, you must first install its device driver. This software enables your mouse to communicate with the system. See your mouse documentation for instructions how to install the mouse and mouse driver. Your system automatically switches to a PS/2 mouse if one is connected to the PS/2 Mouse port. You cannot use both the embedded pointing device and the external mouse at the same time.
Chapter 4 - How to Use Your Meridian 850 External Video Monitor If you attach an external monitor to your Meridian, the computer will detect it on power up, initially sending send its video signal to the external monitor only. However, if you connect an external monitor during use, the LCD screen initially will remain on. You can toggle screen modes by pressing the F1 key while holding down the Fn key (Fn + F1). Available modes are: External only, LCD only, and Simultaneous LCD and External.
Chapter 4 - How to Use Your Meridian 850 Floppy Disks Floppy disks are used to: • transfer information from one computer to another • install software on your system’s hard drive • make backup copies of your software and data When you insert a floppy disk into the system’s floppy disk drive, you can read the information stored on the disk and write information to the disk. Your Meridian 850 comes with a 3.5-inch 1.44MB internal floppy drive. You can use either high-density (1.
Chapter 4 - How to Use Your Meridian 850 Care and Handling Write protect notch Sensing hole 3.5” 1.44MB High Density Floppy Disk A few things to remember when handling floppy disks: • Handle disks carefully. • Don’t remove a disk from a drive while its platter is spinning. • Don’t touch or scratch any exposed portion of the disk’s shiny surface, or allow dust or moisture to collect on the disk. • Store disks at a temperature range between 50-120 degrees F (10-49C).
Chapter 4 - How to Use Your Meridian 850 Dual PCMCIA Card Slot Caution: Don’t install another vendor’s card and socket services over the preinstalled SystemSoft services. Your Card & Socket Services will accomodate SRAM cards, a modem on COM2, and ATA Type III hard drives. Two Type II PCMCIA cards PC Card Ins and Outs Your system comes with a versatile expansion slot, located on the left side of your computer.
Chapter 4 - How to Use Your Meridian 850 Type II PCMCIA cards can provide your computer with: • Flash Memory • LAN • Fax/Modem • External Cache Memory • SCSI • Sound system Type III PCMCIA cards can provide your computer with: • ATA Hard Drives Note: Before you can use certain PCMCIA cards, you will need to install a client driver first. See your card’s user manual for more details.
Chapter 5 - Using SETUP 5. Using SETUP Your computer has a SETUP utility program that allows you to observe or change the following system settings: System time and date Floppy disk drive type Hard disk drive type Video display Selection Fast Boot Mode Color Scheme Sound Chip Number lock on or off Boot Device Cache Serial and parallel port status Internal Mouse LCD Brightness System Password Power saving features Note: SETUP configuration information resides in the battery-powered CMOS RAM.
Chapter 5 - Using SETUP Running SETUP Important: Before entering SETUP, save your files and exit any applications you are running. Once you enter SETUP, you will lose all unsaved data because the system reboots when you exit SETUP. To run SETUP, press Ctrl+Alt+S either while the system is booting up or at the DOS prompt. The SETUP main screen has five menus: Startup, Memory, Disks, Components, Power, and Exit. You should see a screen similar to the one above.
Chapter 5 - Using SETUP Startup Both your mouse and your keyboard can operate the SETUP program. With your mouse (TruePoint or external) you move the pointer to the desired menu, then single-click on the left mouse button to drop the menu down. Single-click on the options presented to see the present values or make changes. The right mouse button will let you cancel selections. With your keyboard, the key highlights a menu, then your keyboard’s and keys change menus.
Chapter 5 - Using SETUP Date and Time Provides a single window for setting the system date and time. The Date and Time window lets you specify the date, month, and year as well as the Hour, Minute, and Second. Fast Boot Initializes and quickly boots the system in a few seconds by bypassing certain diagnostic tests. To fully test the system at power-on time, turn off Fast Boot. This makes the system perform a more comprehensive test of the hardware, which makes the bootup process longer.
Chapter 5 - Using SETUP Password Creates passwords at bootup for accessing SETUP values or disabling current passwords. There are two kinds of password, the bootup password and SCU (SETUP) password. To create or change these passwords, run SETUP and select Password under the Startup menu. The following dialog box appears: Boot Password Creates a password to access to the system at bootup, or disables the current password. To create or change a password, enter 4 to 8 characters in the text box.
Chapter 5 - Using SETUP SCU (SETUP) Password Lets you create or disable the current SETUP password. To create or change the password, enter 4 to 8 characters in the text box. Characters will be shown as asterisks ‘ * ‘. With the key, highlight Enable password for SCU changes. When the spacebar is pressed, [X] appears. Press when finished. When prompted to reenter the password to verify it, do so and press .
Chapter 5 - Using SETUP Memory L1 Cache Enable Enables or disables the Pentium processor’s internal cache. When enabled, system performance increases. L1 Cache Writeback Sets cache to either writeback mode (faster) or write-through mode. L2 Cache Enable Enables or disables the onboard external L2 cache. The computer is typically faster with L2 cache enabled.
Chapter 5 - Using SETUP Disks Diskette Drive Configures the diskette drive. Settings: 1.44MB or Disabled. Fast Diskette Reduces ISA bus wait states, making the diskette drive quicker.
Chapter 5 - Using SETUP Hard Disk Configures the Hard Disk Drive 1 (DOS drive C:). Options: [Disabled] If no hard drive is installed. [Standard] To select a drive type from a standard list of drives. (44 pre-defined drive types are listed). [Custom] To configure a drive not in the standard list. When selected, you must manually enter the values for cylinders, heads, sectors per track (SPT), landing zone (LZone), and write precompensation (Precomp) for the drive to be recognized.
Chapter 5 - Using SETUP Components COM Ports Configures the I/O address for the serial (COM) port. Available settings: COM1 (3F8), COM2 (2F8), COM3 (3E8), COM4 (2E8), or Disable. LPT Port Designates the port and the IRQ assignment for the LPT (printer) port. Available I/O addresses: LPT1 (378h) , LPT2 (278h), or Disabled. Note: When you enable an LPT Port, it will use IRQ 7. LPT Type Specifies the type of LPT port.
Chapter 5 - Using SETUP Keyboard Numlock Specifies whether Num Lock is on or off at system bootup. Options: Enabled or disabled. Keyboard Repeat Determines how fast a character repeats when a key is held down. Also specifies the amount of time that will pass after a key is depressed before repeating begins. Options: 2, 6, 10, 15, 20, and 30 cps. Key delay selections: 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, and 1 sec. Internal Mouse Enables or disables the internal (TruePoint) pointing device.
Chapter 5 - Using SETUP Power Enable Power Saving Enables or disables selected power-saving features. When enabled, your specific set of features are activated. When disabled, all power-saving features are deactivated. Battery Only Enables power savings only while running on the battery. When disabled, power saving strategies will operate even while using AC power. Low Power Saving Sets power-savings to their lowest level. Result: maximum system performance, shortest battery life.
Chapter 5 - Using SETUP High Power Saving Sets power-savings to its highest level. Result: minimum system performance, longest battery life. Custom Power Saving Lets you choose the Timeout interval for the CPU, Video, Disk, and Global (all components turned off except memory). You can also have the system monitor Video Activity. Custom settings override any presets.
Chapter 5 - Using SETUP Exit Save and Exit Saves the current SETUP values and exits the program. The new settings will not take effect until after the system is rebooted. Save and Reboot Saves the new values and reboots the system so they can take effect. Exit (No Save) Exits SETUP without saving any changes. Default Settings Restores the default settings (the original settings in ROM).
Chapter 5 - Using SETUP Restore Settings Restores the previous set of SETUP values. Version Info Displays the current BIOS version information, including version number and date.
Chapter 6 - How to Install Options 6. How to Install Options Right out of the box, your Meridian helps you do your work faster and easier. And as your needs change, it's easy to add new components to improve the performance, power, and flexibility of your system. This section explains how to install some of the most popular computer accessories. Usually, upgrading your system is as easy as opening the case and sliding in a new feature.
Chapter 6 - How to Install Options Installing More RAM System memory is often called RAM, for Random Access Memory. RAM is the “thinking space” available to your applications. Usually, the more system RAM you have, the faster your system will run. Many software applications simply run much faster and more efficiently when more RAM is available. Your system comes with an 8MB RAM module installed, upgradable to 32MB. The two internal slots allow you to add memory with 4MB, 8MB, or 16MB RAM modules.
Chapter 6 - How to Install Options Installing the RAM Board The RAM board slot is located under the memory board cover, as illustrated in the figure. RAM Board Memory Board Location (cover removed) Caution: Whenever you work inside the computer, electrostatic discharge can permanently damage your equipment. Always ground yourself by touching the metal portion of the rear panel before beginning these procedures.
Chapter 7 - How to Maintain Your System 7. How to Maintain Your System Your system is designed for years of rugged, portable use. You’ll get even more service out of your Meridian by taking good care of your equipment. Travel Precautions Follow these steps to prepare the system for travel: 1. Back up important data onto floppy disks. 2. Turn off the power to the system and all peripherals. 3. Make sure that the display is properly closed. The latches on the side of the system must be secured. 4.
Chapter 7 - How to Maintain Your System System Hardware Precautions • Do not expose the system to rain, liquid, or moisture. • Do not clean the system with liquid or aerosol cleaners. Wipe the system with a damp, soft cloth. • Do not place the system near sources of heat. • Do not expose the system to extreme temperatures. • Do not place objects on top of the system. This can damage the screen. • Do not expose the system to direct sunlight. • Do not subject the system to strong vibration or shocks.
Chapter 7 - How to Maintain Your System AC Adapter Precautions • Do not connect to any other device. • Connect the adapter power cord into a grounded power outlet only. • Contact an electrician if the adapter power cord does not fit into your outlet. • Do not set anything on the power cord. Carefully route the power cord and cables. Battery Power Pack Precautions • Turn the power off before removing or replacing the battery pack. • Do not tamper with the battery pack. Never attempt to open the case.
System Specifications System Specifications CPU Intel Pentium running at 75 or 90MHz Cache 256K external Memory ROM: RAM: Hard drive 2.5 inch low power consumption IDE hard drive, 528MB or 1.3GB Display 10.3” inch diagonal dual-scan color with 800 X 600, 256 colors 9.
System Specifications Dimensions Weight DSTN/TFT Color: Case DSTN/TFT: 6.8 lbs. with battery 11.7 (w) X 8.9 (d) X 1.9 (h) inch 259 (w) X 198 (d) X 42 (h) mm Battery Pack Specifications Type 6-cell rechargeable nickel-metal hydride Voltage 7.2V DC Capacity 2600 mAh Ambient temperature -10 to 40C short term -10 to 30C long term Dimensions 10.87 (w) x 1.61 (d) x 0.81 (h) inch 276 (w) x 40.8 (d) x 20.5 (h) mm Weight 1.03 lbs (470g) AC Adapter Specifications Input 90 to 240V AC, 50/60Hz, 0.
Handy Cheat Sheet Handy Cheat Sheet Here are some of the most often needed (and forgotten) notes. CTRL + ALT + DEL ....................................................... Warm Reboot Reset button, or Power button ...................................................................... Cold Reboot CTRL + ALT + S ........................................................... Access SETUP CTRL + BREAK, or CTRL + C ..........................
Handy Cheat Sheet Handy Cheat Sheet Windows Shortcuts Ctrl-C .......................................................................... copy to clipboard Ctrl-V .................................................. paste or copy from the clipboard Ctrl-X ......................................................... delete and copy to clipboard Alt-Tab ............................................... toggle between open applications Alt-Esc ....................................................
Glossary Glossary This glossary provides general definitions of key terms. For an expanded list look in standard reference books on computers. Active Matrix - Flat screen technology that controls each pixel with an individual transistor. Address (Physical) - A specific location in memory where a unit record, or sector, of data is stored. Application Program - Computer program that actually performs a useful task. Word processors, spreadsheets, and desktop publishing programs are application programs.
Glossary Glossary more files than floppy disks. IDE - Integrated Drive Electronics. An IDE drive has the controller electronics built into the drive itself and is connected directly to the mainboard or to an adapter card. Insertion point - A blinking vertical marker which shows where you can type words or numbers. Also called Text Cursor. See Cursor. Jumper - A small electrical connector that alters some of the computer’s functions. Short (makes a connection) or Non-Short (no connection).
Index Index A K AC Adapter Precautions 44 Key Combinations 28 Keyboard 24 Keypad, numeric 27 B Battery 32 L Endurance 35 how to charge 38 how to install 33 how to remove 34 precautions 43 LCD Display 46 Low Battery Warnings 36 M C Memory 59 Mouse Charging the Battery 38 Condensation 13 Connectors 21 Buttons 16 how to use 47 N D Numeric Keypad 27 Disk Drives 29 DOS O Commands 76 File Extensions 76 Options how to install 68 E P Embedded Numeric Keypad 27 External Keyboard 48 External Mo
Index Index R RAM how to install 69 Removable Hard Disk Drive 29 Reset Switch 19 S Serial Mouse 47 SETUP how to run 54 Power Management Parameters 64 SETUP Utility 53 Sound Chip 63 Sound Features 22 Speaker Volume 28 Suspend/Resume Button 16 System how to maintain 71 how to open 45 System Specifications 74 T Travel Precautions 71 TruePoint™ Pointing Device 46 U Unpacking 11 W Where to set up 14 700-0219-00 M850 81 MERID850.
Late Changes Following is a list of changes that arrived too late for printing. p.2: Copyright now Micron Electronics. p.7-8: Updated Table of Contents. p.15: Mainboard Features now shows 75 and 90MHz for CPU; Hard disk drives now available in 1.3GB; Now Windows NT certified. p.22: Updated instructions for setting sound system parameters for games and applications. p.46: Added an LCD Display section. p.48: Added a table on external video resolutions. p.