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The computer employs hot keys or key combinations to access most of the computer's control like screen contrast and brightness, volume output and the BIOS setup utility.

To activate hot keys, press and hold the Fn key before pressing the other key in the hot key combination

Hot Key

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Function

Description

Fn+F1

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Hot key help

Displays a list of the hotkeys and their functions.

Fn+F2

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Setup

Accesses the notebook configuration utility.

Fn+F3

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Standby

Puts the computer in Standby mode. Press any key to return.

Fn+F4

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Hibernation

Puts the computer in Hibernation mode (if PHDISK, the hibernation utility, is installed, valid and enabled). Press the power switch to resume. Otherwise, the computer enters Standby mode.

Note: If ACPI support is enabled, pressing this key puts the computer in sleep mode.

Fn+F5

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Screen blank

Turns the display screen backlight off to save power. Press any key to return.

Fn+F6

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Display toggle

Switches display output between the display screen, external monitor (if connected) and both the display screen and external monitor.

Hot Key

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Function

Description

Fn+F7

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Touchpad on/ off

Turns the internal touchpad on and off.

Fn+F8

Speaker on/off

Turns the speakers on and off; mutes the sound.

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Brightness up

Increases the screen brightness.

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Brightness down

Decreases the screen brightness.

I/O Ports

Rear Ports

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Port

Connects to...

Speaker-out jack

Speakers or headphones

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Line-in/Microphone-in jack

Audio line-in device with a 3.5mm minijack (e.g., condenser microphone, audio CD player, stereo walkman).

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Serial port

Serial device (e.g., serial mouse)

Modem jack

Phone line

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Parallel port

Parallel device (e.g., parallel printer)

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External monitor port

Display monitor (up to 1024x768 resolution, 64K-colors)

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Port

Connects to...

DC-in jack

AC adapter and power outlet

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