IBM THINKPAD 240 user manual

User manual for the device IBM THINKPAD 240

Device: IBM THINKPAD 240
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Date of adding : 2014-03-18 18:06:06
Number of pages: 170
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Note: Before using this information and the product it supports, be sure to read the general information under “Safety information” on page vii, “Ergonomics information” on page 40, and “Notices” on page 143. First Edition (June 1999) The following paragraph does not apply to the United Kingdom or any country where such provisions are inconsistent with local law: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION PROVIDES THIS PUBLICATION "AS IS" WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IM

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Thank you for selecting an IBM ThinkPad 240 computer We at IBM have developed this ThinkPad computer to meet both your technical requirements and your high expec- tations. To help us continue to build products that address your mobile computing needs, please take a moment to complete the ThinkPad registration.  Copyright IBM Corporation 1999 iii ThinkPad

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Functional highlights Functional highlights High-speed processor The Intel high-speed processor enables high-speed data processing and provides advanced per- formance. Large-capacity hard disk drive The large-capacity hard disk drive can respond to a wide variety of your business demands. Color LCD The TFT (thin-film transistor) display provides clear and brilliant text and graphics. Audio Your computer is equipped with internal audio record and playback capabilities. The audio feature suppo

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About this book About this book This book contains information that will help you operate the IBM ThinkPad 240 computer. Be sure to read the ThinkPad 240 Setup Guide and Chapter 1 of this book before using the computer. Chapter 1. "Getting Familiar with Your Computer," acquaints you with the basic features of your computer Chapter 2. "Extending the Chapter 3. "Protecting Features of Your Computer," Your Computer," provides information on installing provides information on using options and usi

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About this book Icons Used in This Book For procedures or information unique to the operating system installed in your computer: Information for Microsoft Windows 98 users. Information for Microsoft Windows NT users. Information for Microsoft Windows 95 users. Indicates situations that are potentially lethal or extremely haz- ardous to you. vi

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Safety information Safety information Electrical safety notice DANGER Electrical current from power, telephone, and communi- cation cables is hazardous. To avoid shock hazard, connect and disconnect cables as shown below when installing, moving, or opening the covers of this product or attached devices. The 3–pin power cord must be used with a properly grounded outlet. To Connect To Disconnect Turn everything OFF. Turn everything OFF. First, remove the power cord from First, attach all cables

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Safety information Note: In the U.K., by law: Ÿ The telephone line cable must be connected after the power cord. Ÿ The power cord must be disconnected after the telephone line cable. DANGER The lithium battery contains lithium and can explode if not properly used, handled, or disposed of. Do not dis- assemble, incinerate, or short-circuit the rechargeable battery pack. Do not put it in trash that is disposed of in landfills. Dispose of it as required by local ordinances or regulations. In the

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Contents Thank you for selecting an IBM ThinkPad 240 computer .. iii Functional highlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iv About this book ............................. v Safety information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii Electrical safety notice ....................... vii Chapter 1. Getting familiar with your computer ........ 1 Identifying the hardware features ................... 2 Front view of the computer ..................... 2 Rear vi

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Using the Sensitivity page .................... 46 Increasing memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Upgrading the memory ...................... 47 Attaching an external mouse, keypad or keyboard ....... 53 Attaching an external mouse or numeric keypad ....... 53 Attaching an external keyboard and mouse .......... 55 Disabling the TrackPoint ..................... 56 Attaching the external FDD drive .................. 58 Attaching the external CD-ROM drive ...............

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Audio problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Universal serial bus (USB) problems .............. 99 Modem problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 PC Card problems ........................ 102 Printer problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 External monitor problems .................... 104 Other option problems ...................... 106 Software problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Other problems .

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Trademarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Year 2000 readiness and instructions ............. 144 Electronic emission notices ................... 144 Telecommunication notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 Industry Canada requirements .................. 148 Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 xii

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Chapter 1. Getting familiar with your computer Identifying the hardware features ................... 2 Front view of the computer ..................... 2 Rear view of the computer ..................... 4 Bottom view of the computer ................... 6 System status indicators ........................ 7 Distinctive functions of your computer ................ 9 Keyboard functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 TrackPoint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Identifying the hardware features Front view of the computer .1/ The LCD latches release the LCD when pressed and allow it to be opened. .2/ The color LCD screen displays computer output. .3/ The indicator panel consists of the system-status indicators and their associated symbols. .4/ The external-input-device connector is used to attach a mouse, external keyboard, or external numeric keypad to the com- puter. .5/ The ventilation slots allow air to flow over the CPU and other internal compon

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Identifying the hardware features .7/ The infrared port allows the computer to communicate with other devices that have infrared data-transfer capability. .8/ The hard disk drive is the built-in mass storage device for the computer. .9/ The TrackPoint buttons work with the TrackPoint .12/ and func- tion similar to the buttons on a mouse. .1ð/ The built-in speaker generates sound. .11/ The Fn key is used with the function keys to activate the Fn key functions. .12/ The TrackPoint is a built-in

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Identifying the hardware features Rear view of the computer .1/ The PC Card slot accepts a PC Card. .2/ The PC Card eject button ejects the PC Card from the PC Card slot. .3/ The headphone jack, a ⅛inch (3.5mm) diameter jack, is where you connect stereo headphones or external speakers. .4/ The line-in jack, a ⅛inch (3.5mm) diameter jack, is where you connect an external audio device. .5/ The microphone jack, a ⅛inch (3.5mm) diameter jack, is where you connect a self-powered stereo microphon

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Identifying the hardware features The power jack is where the AC Adapter cable is con- .9/ nected. .1ð/ The external-monitor connector is where you attach the external monitor. .11/ The battery pack is a built-in power source for the computer. .12/ The parallel connector is where you connect a parallel- printer signal cable. .13/ The serial connector is where you connect a 9–pin, serial- device cable. .14/ The battery status lamp shows the status of the battery pack. The suspend lamp lig

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Identifying the hardware features Bottom view of the computer .1/ The hard disk drive is the built-in mass storage device for the computer. .2/ Insert a straightened paper clip into the reset switch hole to reset the system in the event that your computer locks up or "hangs." .3/ The battery-pack latch releases the battery pack. .4/ The battery-pack lock locks and unlocks the battery pack. You must slide the battery pack to the unlocked position before you can slide the battery-pack latch t

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System status indicators System status indicators The system-status indicators on the computer show the current status of your computer by their on or off states and colors (green and orange). Each indicator is identified with a symbol. The following shows the location and the meaning of each icon: Chapter 1. Getting familiar with your computer 7 Thi ThinkP nkPa ad d ThinkPad

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System status indicators Symbol Color Meaning .1/ Battery status Green Enough battery power remains for operation. Blinking orange The battery pack needs to be charged Orange The battery pack is being charged. .2/ Suspend mode Green The computer is in suspend mode Blinking green The computer is entering suspend or hibernation mode, or is resuming normal opera- tion. .3/ HDD in use Orange Data is being read from or written to the hard disk. Do not enter suspend mode or power off the computer wh


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