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Gericom Phantom Series Superlight L41ii8 Getting To Know Manual

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This chapter introduces the features and 
components of the computer.   

Performance Features   



High Performance Processor with Intel Chipset 


The notebook PC is equipped with a powerful Mobile Intel 
Celeron M and (Yonah Single/Dual Core CPU



Core CPU

. Together with the latest Intel chipset and 

technologies, the system offers very advanced PC 



Advanced Graphic Engine 


The Intel 940GML (945GM/943GML) Integrated Motion 
video processor gives excellent graphic performance. The 
advanced graphic chip also incorporates a hardware-based 
motion-compensation engine, which gives you smooth 
MPEG video playback. 3D graphics capability also adds 
realism to PC games.   



LCD Display   


The computer is equipped with a wide 14.1-inch TFT 
high-resolution display panel for clear text and brilliant 


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Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive Support 


The serial ATA bus offers higher data throughput than the 
traditional parallel ATA bus. The hard disk drive also 
supports 5400 RPM. The system achieves excellent hard 
drive performance.   


ExpressCard (New Card) Technology 


ExpressCard (New Card) is the next-generation of the PC 
Card standard. The bus interface is based on the two 
standards: PCI Express for high-performance I/O and 
USB2.0 for variety of devices. The card slot is compatible 
with both 34-mm and 54-mm type cards.   





The system offers upgradeable hard disk drive and 2 DDR 
SDRAM sockets for expansion, allowing the user to easily 
increase the storage and system capacities as the need 



Built-in Multiple Card Reader 


There is built-in 4-in-1 card reader to access many of the 
portable media formats (SD Card, MS Card, MMC Card, and 
MS-Pro Card).   



Ethernet Port 


The system provides built-in Ethernet network adapter for 
high bandwidth network connection.   



Firewire (IEEE1394 / 1394a) and USB2.0 ports 


In addition to a full array of built-in I/O por


s, the computer 

offers IEEE1394 for ultra high-speed connection to high 
bandwidth digital video devices and USB2.0 ports to 
connect to any USB-based peripheral devices.   



Wireless LAN


The internal Wireless LAN module allows your notebook to 
connect wirelessly to other 802.11-enabled systems, 
devices, or network.   





System At A Glance



Top View



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1.  LCD Latch 


The LCD latches lock / unlock the LCD panel.   



2. LCD Display 


The panel is where the system content is displayed.   

3. Built-in Stereo Speakers 


The built-in speakers output the sound in stereo.   



4. Keyboard 


The keyboard is used to enter data. (See Keyboard Section for 






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5. Touch Pad 


The touch pad is a built-in pointing device with functions similar 
to a mouse.   


6. LED Status Indicator 


The LED Status indicators reveal the status of these functions: 
Numeric keypad, cap lock, silent mode, WLAN module enabling 
and disabling and also the ODD, HDD activities. (See the LED 
Status Indicator Section for details.)   
The LED Status indicators also reveal the status of the system 
power state and battery-charging state. See the LED Status 
Indicator Section for details.   



7. Built-in Microphone 


The built-in microphone records sound.   

8. Power / Suspend Button 


The power/suspend button turns the notebook on and off and it 
also acts as a system suspend key. Press momentarily to turn 
on the system. Press and hold for at least 4 seconds to turn off 
the system. How this key behaves can be defined in [Start > 
Settings > Control Panel > Power Options > Advanced] menu. 
Press the power / suspend button again to return from the 
suspend mode. (See Chapter 3 for more details on system 
suspend function.)   

When the system is in Suspend Mode, the 

  LED status 

indicator shows blinking green light.   



9. Silent Mode Button 


Pressing the key enables the system to lower its power usage; 
therefore the fan speed is reduced to achieve lowest operating 

When Silent Mode is enabled, the 

  LED status indicator 

shows steady green light.   



10. Internet Explorer Quick Key 


Pressing the button launches Internet Explorer in Windows.   

Front View 







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 Do not place any heavy objects on the top of notebook. This may 

damage the display   


1. Wireless On/Off Switch 


Use the Switch to disable or enable the Wireless function.   

When Wireless LAN function is enabled, the 

  LED status 

indicator shows steady green light.   



2. Microphone/Audio Line-in Jack   


The microphone/Audio Line-in jack (3.5-mm diameter) is where 
you connect a microphone or an external audio input source 
such as a CD Player..   



3. Stereo Headphone / SPDIF-out Jack 


The stereo headphone jack (3.5-mm diameter) is where you 
connect the headphones or external speakers. Alternatively, you 
may connect the S/PDIF output to an external DTS, AC3, or 
PCM sound processor / decoder in your home stereo system.





Side Views 







 Do not place any heavy objects on the top of notebook. This may 


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damage the display   


1. USB2.0 Port (x3) 


  The Universal Serial Bus (USB2.0-compliant) port allows you to 

connect a wide variety of devices to your computer at a rate of 
up to 480 Mbps. This port conforms to the latest USB2.0 
plug-and-play standards.





2. Optical Drive and Disk Eject Button and Manual Eject Key 



If your computer comes with the Combo drive, DVD-Dual or 
Super-Multi drive, you may save data onto a CD-R / CD-RW or 
DVD RW disc. Press the eject button to eject the disk tray. The 
manual eject keyhole allows you to manually eject a jammed 




3. Kensington Lock Key Hole 


A Kensington-type security lock latches to this keyhole for 
anti-theft purpose.   


4. Modem Port 


This is where you plug the phone jack (RJ-11) for fax/modem 

5. Ventilation Grill 


The fan grill is where air is exchanged to dissipate the internal 
heat. Do not block this airway completely.   


6. Power Jack (DC-in) 


The DC-out jack of the AC Adapter connects here and powers 
the computer.   

7. External VGA Port 


The VGA video output port is for connecting the external LCD 
monitor or projector.   



8. TV (S-Video) Port 


The S-Video port permits you to redirect the screen output to a 
television set or any analog video playback device. This TV Port 
is copyright protected; when DVD movie is played, the output is 
scrambled to prevent analog recording.   


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9. Ethernet / LAN Port 


The port connects to a network hub via the RJ-45 cable and also 
conforms to 10/100Base-TX transmission protocol.     


10. ExpressCard Slot 


The slot is where ExpressCard (TypeII, 54mm) is inserted. 
ExpressCard Type 54 allows insertion of either 54mm or 34mm 
cards. ExpressCard integrates both the PCI-Express bus 
technology and USB2.0 interface.   



11. Firewire / IEEE1394 / 1394a Port 


This is a high-speed serial data port. You may connect any 
Fire-wire-ready device to this port.     



12. 4-in-1 Card Reader 


The 4-in-1 Card Reader supports SD Card, MS Card, MMC 
Card, and MS-Pro Card.     







Bottom View 




1. Battery Pack and Battery Latch 


The battery pack is a built-in power source for the notebook. 
Slide the battery latch to release the battery pack.   


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2. Ventilation Grill 


The fan grill is where air is exchanged to dissipate the internal 
heat. Do not block this airway completely.   


 Do not block the Fan Grill outlet. Place the machine on hard surface 

only. The bottom case may get very hot. 


3. System Device Cover 


The system’s processor with cooler assembly, Wireless LAN 
module, HDD, and DDR memory module are located under the 
case cover. The system memory can be upgraded to a larger 
capacity. (See Chapter 4 for instructions on the memory and 
HDD upgrade.)   












AC Adapter 





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1. DC-out Connector 


The DC-out connector docks to the power jack (DC-in) on the 


2. Adapter 


The adapter converts alternating current into constant DC 
voltage for the computer.   


3. AC Plug 


The AC plug plugs to the AC wall outlet.   


Note :

, You may feel a slight tingling sensation on any of the computer’s metal 

parts such as the I/O ports. This is caused by leakage current when the AC 
adapter is not properly grounded (via the ground pin). However, the amount of 
leakage current is within the safety regulation and is not harmful to human body.   



LED Status Indicator   

The LED Status Indicator displays the operating status of your 
notebook. When a certain function is enabled, an LED will light 
up. The following section describes its indication.   

System & Power Status Indicators 







Green light indicates the system is 
Blinking green light indicates the 
notebook is in the suspend mode.   


Green light indicates the WLAN 
module is active.   


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Persistent green light indicates the 
Silent Mode is enabled.   


Blinking orange light indicates the 
battery is being charged.   
Blinking red light indicates the 
battery power is low when the 
system is turned ON.   

Persistent green light indicates the 
battery is Full and AC power is 
plugged in.   


Green light indicates the hard drive 
and/or optical drive is being 


Green light indicates the numeric 
keypad is activated.   


Green light indicates the cap-lock is 




Keyboard Features   

Function Keys (Quick Keys) 





System Control   


Fn + F1    Enters Suspend Mode.   


Fn + F3    Turns of the battery 

warning beep off or on.   


Fn + F4    Changes Display Mode: 

LCD-only, CRT-only and 


Fn + F5    Turns Speaker Volume up.   


Fn + F6    Turns Speaker Volume 



Fn + F7    Increases Display 



Fn + F8    Decreases Display 



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Enables the embedded 
keypad to work in numeric 
mode. The keys act like 
numeric keypads in a 
calculator. Use this mode 
when you need to do a lot 
of numeric data entry. An 
alternative would be to 
connect an external 
numeric keypad.   




Press the Fn+Scr Lk key 
and then press 



move one line up or down.   


For various system controls, press the Fn (Function) key and the Fx key 



Windows Keys 


Your keyboard also has two Windows keys:     

  1. Start Key   

This key allows you to pull up the Windows Start Menu at 
the bottom of the taskbar.     

  2. Application Menu Key   

This key brings up the popup menu for the application, 
similar to a click of the right mouse button.   


Embedded Numeric Keypad 



Press Fn+Num Lk to enable the embedded numeric keypad. 
The numbers are printed in upper right corner of a key, in a color 
different from the alphabets. This key pad is complete with 
arithmetic operators (+, -, * , /).   
Press Fn+Num Lk to revert to normal character keys.   


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Touch Pad


The built-in touch pad, which is a PS/2-compatible pointing device, 
senses movement on its surface. As you move your fingertip on the 
surface of the pad, the cursor responds accordingly.   


The following items teach you how to use the touch pad:   
1. Move your finger across the touch pad to move the cursor.   
2. Press buttons to select or execute functions. These two buttons 
are similar to the left and right buttons on a mouse. Tapping on the 
touch pad twice produces is similar to clicking the left button of a 



Left Button 


Equivalent Tapping Action   


Click twice 


Tap twice (at the same 
speed as double-clicking   
the mouse button)   


Click once 


Tap once   


Click and 
hold to 
drag the 


Tap twice quickly and on 
the second tap hold finger 
to the touch pad to drag the 





Move One 
Page Up or 





Tips on Using the Touch Pad:   
1. The double-click speed is timed. If you double-click too slowly, 
your notebook responds as if you single-clicked twice.     
2. Keep your fingers dry and clean when using the touch pad. Also 
keep the surface of touch pad clean and dry to prolong its life.   
3. The touch pad is sensitive to finger movements. Hence, the 


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lighter the touch, the better the response. Heavy touch does not 
produce better response.


Graphic Subsystem   

Your computer uses a high performance 14.1-inch active matrix TFT 
panel with high resolution and multi-million colors for comfortable 
viewing. The ATI Radeon Xpress integrated video graphics 
accelerator, which is Microsoft DirectX 9 compatible, performs 
graphic rendering at a lighting-fast speed.   


Adjusting the Display Brightness 


The notebook uses special key combinations, called hot keys, to 
control brightness.   
Press Fn+F7 to increase the brightness.   
Press Fn+F8 to decrease the brightness.   


 To maximize your battery operating time, set the brightness to the lowest 

comfortable setting, so that the internal backlight uses less power. 


Extending the Life of the TFT Display Device 


Observe the following guidelines to maximize the life of the 
backlight in the display.   
1. Set the brightness to the lowest comfortable setting (Fn+F8).   
2. When working at your desk, connect your notebook to an 
external monitor and disable the internal display Fn+ F4.   
3. Do not disable the suspend time-outs.   
4. If you are using AC power and have no external monitor 
attached, change to suspend mode when not in use.   

Opening and Closing the Display Panel 


To open the display, push the LCD latch to the right and lift up 
the lid. Then tilt it to a comfortable viewing position.     
To close the display cover, fold it down gently.   


 To avoid damaging the display, do not slam it when closing. Do not 

place any object on top of the computer when the display is closed   




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Audio Subsystem


Your computer’s audio subsystem is Sound Blaster Pro-compatible.     


Adjusting the Volume Manually 


To increase the volume, press Fn+F5.   
To decrease the volume, press Fn+F6.   


Adjusting the Audio Volume in Windows


1. Click the speaker symbol in the task tray in Windows.   
2. Drag the volume control bar up or down to adjust the volume.   
3. To temporarily silence the speaker without changing the 
volume setting, click Mute.   


Voice Recording 


A built-in microphone allows you to record sound. You will need 
to use audio processing software to enable the built-in 
microphone. For example, you may use Microsoft Sound 





Your computer comes with a 56K V.92 internal fax/modem and a 
phone jack (RJ-11), which is located on the left side of your 
Use a telephone cable to connect the computer to the telephone 
wall outlet.   

Connecting the Modem 


1.    Plug one end of the phone line into the modem port located 
on the rear side of the computer. (For EMI compliance, you 
need to clip the included EMI CORE to the phone line.)   
2.    Plug the other end of the line into the analog phone wall 

Depending on where your computer is used, you may need to 
change settings in the modem. Correct setting will allow you to 
maintain a stable connection in a country where its 
telecommunication system may be different to others.   

To change the modem setting, do the following: 



1. Go to [Start > Settings > Control Panel > Phone and 


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Modem Options]. Go to 

Dialing Rules

 and Edit 

My Location

. In 

the Country/Region pull-down menu, select the appropriate 
country setting. You will see a similar dialog box.   




2. Click on the pull-down menu and select the country where it is 
applicable. Click on OK to exit.   


Your computer is equipped with a 10/100Base-TX Fast Ethernet 
network adapter. Connect the active LAN cable to the RJ-45 LAN 
port located on the right side of the computer. This allows you to 
access and transmit data in the local area network.     

Connecting to the Network 


Use Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) Ethernet cable only.   
1.    Insert one end of the UTP cable into the network connector 
until the connector snaps securely into the receptacle.     
2.    Either connect the other end of the cable to an RJ-45 jack 
wall outlet or to an RJ-45 port on a UTP concentrator or hub in 
the network.   


Cabling Restriction for Networks 



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The following restrictions should be observed for 
10/100BASE-TX networks:   


  The maximum cable run length is 100 meters(m) (328 



 Consult Windows manual and / or Novell Netware user’s guide for the 

software installation, configuration, operation of the network.