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Your New Laptop Toshiba 2430 Specifications Layout How to Use Why spend this time…? Regular Orientation: Overview Entire upgrade project Networking Logging on Email/GroupWise This session: Special Laptop issues Policies, connecting to CCSF network

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your new laptop

Your New Laptop

Toshiba 2430SpecificationsLayoutHow to Use

why spend this time
Why spend this time…?
  • Regular Orientation: Overview
    • Entire upgrade project
    • Networking
    • Logging on
    • Email/GroupWise
  • This session: Special Laptop issues
    • Policies, connecting to CCSF network
    • Special Hardware and Software (CD/RW drive, cables)
    • Home connection to Internet
  • Taking Delivery: Hands-on
    • Security cable, printing, using the laptop touchpad, keyboard

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this session
This Session
  • CCSF Laptop Guidelines/Policies
  • Maintenance and treatment
  • Hardware/software, suggestions for purchase
  • Connecting to the CCSF Network on campus
  • Transferring files
  • Backing up: Using the CD-RW drive
  • Printing
  • Internet connection from home
  • GroupWise

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taking delivery hands on
Taking delivery: Hands on

You will:

  • Take possession of your laptop, peripherals and case
  • Check contents and Identify cables
  • Attach and detach security cable
  • Connect your Ethernet cable and log on to the CCSF network
  • Set up a printer
  • Pack Case

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guidelines
Guidelines
  • Available on Desktop Upgrade Web site under Laptops
  • Please:
    • Follow along
    • Ask questions
    • Sign
    • Turn in when you take delivery of your laptop

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safety precautions
Safety Precautions
  • Read the Toshiba Safety Instruction Manual
  • Avoid temperature extremes
  • Don’t drop!
  • Never pick up by screen
  • Protect from theft
    • Security cable
    • Vigilance

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laptop basics toshiba 2430
Laptop Basics: Toshiba 2430
  • Intel® Pentium® 4 Processorª 2400MHz (2.40GHz)
  • NVIDIA® Geforce4™ 420 Go™ graphics card w/32MB video memory
  • DVD/CD-RW for movies or burning CDs
  • Stereo speakers
  • Plug in to AC power or use up to 2.5 hrs. battery time(AC assembly weight: 1.5 pounds)
  • Warranty: 4-year parts and labor, 1-year battery

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other specs
40GB Hard disk

Built-in 56K Modem

LAN and Modem connections (cables supplied)

15” Flat Screen

Weight: 7.7 pounds

Ports

USB 2.0 (3 ports)

Firewire (1394)

PC Card type II or III

Secure Digital card

Printer (parallel)

External monitor (RGB and S-Video)

Other specs

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software
Software
  • Same as Desktops
    • Office XP (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
    • Publisher, FrontPage, Internet Explorer
    • GroupWise Windows client (use when connected to CCSF network)
  • New: CD Writing Software (Drag’n Drop CD)

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tour of machine
Tour of machine
  • At http://www.ccsf.edu/...
  • Also on your desktops
  • Animated tour

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other hardware
Other Hardware
  • Power supply and two cables:
    • One from Power outlet to supply
    • The other from supply to computer
  • Ethernet cable
    • For connecting to Ethernet plugs at CCSF
  • Telephone cable
    • For connecting to telephone wall jack at home
    • Use to dial in to ISP and connect to Internet

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you might want to purchase
You might want to purchase
  • External USB mouse
    • For those uncomfortable with touchpad
  • External USB keyboard
    • To gain full key size
  • External USB Zip drive
    • For compatibility with CCSF Desktop Machines
  • External USB Floppy drive
    • To use floppy disks

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networking ethernet cable
Networking: Ethernet cable
  • Ethernet Cable supplied
    • Thicker than phone cable
    • Larger end connector than on phone cable

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networking ccsf network
Networking: CCSF Network
  • Plug cable into computer’s LAN port
    • Back, to right of USB ports

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plugging in ccsf network
Plugging in  CCSF Network
  • Plug other end into wall jack
    • Jacks must be activated
    • Identify your Office, shared area jacks to Local ITS staff and/or Help Desk: 239-3711
  • Log in as usual
    • Your network drive is available
    • Network printers available
    • Must add printers to use

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adding printers
Adding printers
  • Cheat sheet
  • Also available on Desktop Upgrade Web site, laptop section
  • Also helpdesk Web site

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home use
Home use
  • Log in as if connected to network
  • No network functions available
  • Need Internet Service Provider (ISP) to connect to Internet
  • Backup your documents:
    • CD-R or CD -RW disk (about 640 MB capacity)
    • External USB Zip or floppy drive (not supplied)

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connecting laptop to internet
Connecting Laptop to Internet
  • DSL / Cable connection
    • Provider supplies info /software / equipment
  • ISP phone connection
    • ISP supplies info / software
  • Troubleshooting
    • Individual providers rather than CCSF Help Desk

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home use internet provider
Home use: Internet provider

Resources:

  • http://www.computeruser.com/resources/isp/index.html(allows search by telephone area code)
  • http://www.ucan.org/links/ComputersInternetLinks.htm(Many links to user review sites, help finding DSL/Cable/ISP)
  • Friends!

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phone cable for isp dialup
Phone cable for ISP dialup
  • Phone Cable supplied
  • Plug into computer’s modem port
    • Back, two right of USB ports
  • Plug other end into ordinary phone jack

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after isp dialup
After ISP dialup
  • Log in to your ISP as instructed
    • Outside CCSF network
    • Network drive not available
  • GroupWise email
    • Easiest:Access through the Internet http://gww.ccsf.edu

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further information
Further information
  • Go to the Desktop Upgrade Web site from http://www.ccsf.edu/tlc
  • Click the Desktop Upgrade Info link
  • Use the Laptop sections for this presentation and other documents on your machine and related information
  • Also check Updates on the Desktop Upgrade home page

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secure digital card
SD (Secure Digital) Memory Card slot: right side

Postage-stamp sized memory device

Another storage option

Not on desktops – Laptops only

Also used on some Palms

Small, inexpensive adapters available to plug in to desktops

Price range:

32 MB for about $25 to

256 MB for about $80-140

Secure Digital card

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