Questions & Answers Ė Starbook 700

Is my Starbook 700 Notebook year 2000 compliant?

-Yes.

How do I check to see what version of BIOS I have?

- When you first switch on you will get the version displayed briefly

What is the latest BIOS?

- The latest BIOS is XXXXXXXXXX. You can request it from our REQUEST page

How do I access the BIOS and what are the default factory settings?

- Press the [F2] key when the notebook is booting up Follow our on-line BIOS sheet

My battery life is getting shorter, what should I do?

- View our battery maintenance information

My Video display is not working correctly?

- Check your settings and set-up the drivers
- Windows 98 on-line installation manual
- Windows 2000 on-line installation manual

I have no sound coming from my notebook?

- Check the volume control (speaker on the task bar)
- Check the volume control switch on the left-hand side of the Laptop. ( just above the PCMCIA
- Check your settings and set-up the drivers
- Windows 98 on-line installation manual
- Windows 2000 on-line installation manual

If I have a DVD player installed, what DVDís are supported ?

- Your Starbook 700 only Supports region 2 DVDís.

How do I get a display on an external monitor?

- Press and hold the Function [Fn] key and at the same time press the [F6] key to toggle between the different displays

How do I know when the main battery is fully charged?

- You will know the status of the battery by checking the led status indicator at the front left of the Laptop
- When you put in a battery the indicator will flash and when it stops flashing the battery is charging
- Alternatively check the Icon on the task bar

How to use the hot key for brightness control adjustment?

- To adjust the display brightness, you must press and HOLD the hot key ([Fn]+[F8] or [Fn]+[F9]) simultaneously and release the hot keys after getting the desired display clarity ( Please not that this adjustment is very minimal and to some eyes may not be noticeable )

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

What PCMCIA cards have been tested with the Starbook 700 ?

- See our approval list on the main support page

How does my touchpad mouse work ?

- The touchpad is a heat sensitive device and not pressure. ( if you try using a pen tip it will not work ) If you find you get erratic movement from the mouse try using more of the tip of your finger.

How do I reload my operating system ?

- Check your settings and set-up the drivers
- Windows 98 on-line installation manual
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Windows 2000 on-line installation manual