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Your New Laptop Toshiba 2430 Specifications Layout How to Use Subjects 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

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Your New Laptop

Toshiba 2430SpecificationsLayoutHow to Use


Subjects

  • 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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Physical Orientation: Hands on

All participants did the following:

  • Took possession of the laptop, peripherals and case

  • Checked contents and Identify cables

  • Attached and detached security cable

  • Connected the Ethernet cable and logged on to the CCSF network

  • Set up a printer

  • Packed Case

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Guidelines: Highlights

  • The computer is the property of City College of San Francisco and must be returned when requested or when the user is no longer in the employ of CCSF.

  • The computer is for CCSF business purposes only.

  • Laptop computers are attractive targets for theft. ITS will provide a security cable with each laptop. Users have the responsibility to take every effort to secure the laptop.

  • City College will not replace lost or stolen laptop computers or repair damaged laptops not covered by warranty. If your computer is stolen, you must deliver a copy of a police report to ITS (Box LB-2) with your notification of the theft.

  • Link: Complete document (all recipients signed a copy)

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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

  • 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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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

  • 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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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

  • 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

  • Ethernet Cable supplied

    • Thicker than phone cable

    • Larger end connector than on phone cable

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Networking: CCSF Network

  • Plug cable into computer’s LAN port

    • Back, to right of USB ports

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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

  • Cheat Sheet available on TechDocs Web site, laptop section

  • Also Helpdesk Web site

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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

  • 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

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 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

  • 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

  • Go to the Documents Web site from http://www.ccsf.edu/tlc

  • Click the Handouts link

  • Use the Laptop sections for this presentation and other documents on your machine and related information

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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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