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  1. Your New Laptop Toshiba 2430SpecificationsLayoutHow to Use

  2. 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 City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  3. 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 City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  4. 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 City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  5. Guidelines • Available on Desktop Upgrade Web site under Laptops • Please: • Follow along • Ask questions • Sign • Turn in when you take delivery of your laptop City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  6. 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 City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  7. 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 City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  8. 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 City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  9. 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) City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  10. Tour of machine • At http://www.ccsf.edu/... • Also on your desktops • Animated tour City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  11. 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 City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  12. 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 City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  13. Networking: Ethernet cable • Ethernet Cable supplied • Thicker than phone cable • Larger end connector than on phone cable City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  14. Networking: CCSF Network • Plug cable into computer’s LAN port • Back, to right of USB ports City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  15. 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 City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  16. Adding printers • Cheat sheet • Also available on Desktop Upgrade Web site, laptop section • Also helpdesk Web site City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  17. 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) City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  18. 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 City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  19. 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! City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  20. 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 City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  21. 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 City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  22. 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 City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center

  23. 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 City College of San FranciscoTechnology Learning Center