Questions & Answers Starbook 625
Is my Starbook 625 Notebook year 2000 compliant?- Yes.
How do I access the BIOS and what are the default factory settings?- Press the Del key when the Notebook is booting up. By Pressing F8 you can change the boot device. - Follow our on-line BIOS sheet
How long does a standard battery last on my Starbook 625?- An Starbook 625 battery lasts around 1-2hr depending on the use of the machine.
How long does the battery take to fully recharge?- The battery takes about 8hrs to fully recharge with the machine being on, and about 4hrs with the machine being off.
How do I know when the main battery is fully charged?- Check the Icon on the Task Bar
My battery life is getting shorter, what should I do?- The problem is caused by re-charging a battery by giving short burst of charge to top-up a battery. As batteries get older they lose their life, and need replacing after about 500 cycles.
My modem doesn't connect at 56Kbps, what should I do ?- It is not necessary that the modems have to connect at 56Kbps, that is the maximum connection speed and may vary depending on the quality of the telephone line.
My modem comes up with error message "no dial tone"- Follow our Modem Diagnostic information
The DVD seems very unstable and jumpy?- Right click My computer then Properties and then Device Manager
My Video display is not working correctly?- Check your settings and set-up the video driver with the
I have no sound coming from my notebook?- Check the volume control speaker icon on taskbar and on the front panel of your notebook.
Is there a Port Replicator available for the Starbook 625?- Only a standard USB Port Replicator
How do I get a display on an external monitor?- Press and hold the Function [Fn] key and at the same time press the F4 key to toggle between the different displays - See our 'How to connect an External Monitor On a Starbook 625' document.
Does the Starbook 625 support SAVE-TO-DISK function during low Battery State?- Yes, ensure "save to" is set to disk in power section of Bios Power Management
How to use the hot key for brightness control adjustment?- To adjust the display brightness, you must press and HOLD the hot key ([Fn]+[F6] or [Fn]+[F7]) simultaneously and release the hot keys after getting the desired display clarity
Have you any Windows NT4 drivers for my Starbook 625?- No, Windows NT4 is not supported on the Starbook 625 Notebook
How do I get an external mouse to work?- Plug in a PS/2 mouse with power switched off then boot into windows
Why does the cooling fan only work sometimes?- The CPU cooling fan assembly is equipped with temperature sensor and will start to run only if the CPU temperature rises above 60oC and will automatically turn-off if the temperature drops below 60oC
Can I install Windows 2000 and Windows XP on the same machine (dual boot)?- Unfortunately we don't support dual boot on any of our machines and cannot support any issues.
My Starbook 625 seems to run very slow when booting and in windows, what can I do?- If your machine seems to operate slower than it used to, it is recommended that you run Scan Disk and Defragmentation from System tools
What PCMCIA cards have been tested with the Starbook 625?- See our approval list on the main support page
What type of PCMCIA port is on the Starbook 625?
- Type II X1
Why does the screen go dim when I unplug the Power Cable from the notebook?- The feature is to save battery power when running on battery.