Questions & Answers - Sigma

Is my Sigma Notebook year 2000 compliant?
- Yes.

How do I access the BIOS and what are the default factory settings?
- Press the F2 when the Sigma 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 video driver with the
- Windows 98 on-line installation manual
- Windows NT4 Workstation on-line installation manual

I have no sound coming from my notebook?
- Check the volume control speaker icon on taskbar
- Check your settings and set-up the sound card with the
- Windows 98 on-line installation manual
- Windows NT4 Workstation on-line installation manual
- Check Volume Knob

How do I get a display on an external monitor?
- Press and hold the Function [Fn] key and at the same time press the F5 key to toggle between the different displays
- Or go to Control Panel, Display Settings, Advanced, Ati Display and select Monitor

How do I know when the main battery is fully charged?
- Check the Icon on Task Bar
- Press the button on the end of the battery

Does the Sigma support SAVE-TO-DISK function during low Battery State?
- Yes, ensure "save to" is set to disk in power section of Bios

How to use the hot key for brightness control adjustment?
- To adjust the display brightness, you must press and HOLD the hot key ([Fn]+[F7] or [Fn]+[F7]) simultaneously and release the hot keys after getting the desired display clarity

Have you any Windows NT4 drivers for my Sigma?
- Yes, they are supplied on the Drivers CD with the machine or
- Use the REQUEST form to get this and let us know which version

How do I get an external mouse to work?
- Plug in 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

Which PCMCIA slot supports type III cards?
- Only slot A (bottom slot) supports type III cards.

What PCMCIA cards have been tested with the Sigma?
- See our approval list on the main support page