Questions & Answers Mentor 700
Is my Mentor Notebook year 2000 compliant?- Yes. The BIOS has to be version 1.03, or later.
How do I check to see what version of BIOS I have?- When you first switch on you will briefly get the bios version displayed
What is the latest BIOS?- The latest BIOS is V1.036. You can request it from our REQUEST page
How do I access the BIOS and what are the default factory settings?- Press the [DEL] key when the Mentor is booting up
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 with the
I have no sound coming from my notebook?- Check the volume control (speaker on the task bar)
How do I get a display on an external monitor?- Press and hold the Function [Fn] key and at the same time press the [T] 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 arrow icon in the LCD status indicator
How to use the hot key for brightness control adjustment?- To adjust the display brightness, you must press and HOLD the hot key ([Fn]+[F5] or [Fn]+[F6]) simultaneously and release the hot keys after getting the desired display clarity
Have you any Windows NT4 drivers for my Mentor?- Yes, for the Video and Audio, use the REQUEST form to get this and let us know which version Video Audio
How do I get an external mouse to work?- Plug in with power off and allow to 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
Which PCMCIA slot supports type III cards?- Only slot A (bottom slot) supports type III cards.
What PCMCIA cards have been tested with the Mentor?- See our approval list on the main support page