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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Computer Hardware, Desktop PDF Operation & user’s manual

  • Model: Power Macintosh 4400
  • Brand: Apple
  • Type: Operation & user’s manual
  • Category: Computer Hardware, Desktop
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Power Macintosh 4400 I pa rt Chapter 1 Getting Started Chapter 2 Getting Help Chapter 3 Connecting Equipment and Expanding Your Computer Chapter 4 Installing and Using Application Programs Chapter 5 Connecting Your Computer to a Network (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Manual The illustration on the next page shows all the equipment you will need to set up your computer and begin using it. Place your equipment on a sturdy, flat surface near a grounded wall outlet. Before following the setup instructions in this chapter, you may want to read “Arranging Your Office” in Appendix A (in the section on health-related information) for tips on adjusting your work furniture so that you’re comfortable when using (...)

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Power Macintosh 4400 4 Chapter 1 Computer power cord Monitor cable (sometimes built into the monitor) Keyboard Communication card access cover (already installed in your computer if you have an optional communication card installed) Mouse Keyboard cable (sometimes built into the keyboard as shown here) Monitor (your monitor may look different) Macintosh computer Monitor power cord (sometimes built into the monitor) (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Manual When you are ready to begin, follow these steps: 1Make sure the voltage switch on the back of the computer is set for the kind of voltage system to which you will be connecting. The voltage switch must be set correctly to avoid damaging your computer. If you don’t know the voltage used in the country you’re in, refer to the table “Voltages for Different Locations” later in this section. WARNING Setting the correct voltage for yo (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Computer Hardware, Desktop Manual Voltages for different locations Country Single voltage Japan 100 South Korea 100/220 Jamaica, Taiwan 110 Peru 110/220 Brazil, Lebanon 110–220 Philippines 115 Bermuda, Canada, Puerto Rico, United States, Venezuela 120 Mexico 127 Saudi Arabia 127/220 Hong Kong 200 India, South Africa 220–250 Israel, Pakistan, Singapore 230 Australia, Kuwait, Malta, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, 240 Papua New Guinea, Oman, Qatar, United Kingdom Austr (...)

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Power Macintosh 4400 3Plug the other end of the power cord into a three-hole grounded outlet or power strip. Choose a power outlet to which you have easy access. IMPORTANT Be sure that at least one end of the power cord is within easy reach so that you can unplug the computer when you need to. If the computer starts up: If you hear a tone, the computer has started up and you need to turn it off before proceeding. Press the power button located on the front (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Manual Connecting a monitor You can connect many types of monitors to your Macintosh. To connect a monitor from a manufacturer other than Apple, refer to the instructions that came with it. Connecting the monitor power cord Monitors have two cords to connect—a power cord and a monitor cable. To connect the monitor power cord, follow these steps: 1Place the monitor where you will be using it. Keep these considerations in mind: m The case of t (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Manual 2Connect the monitor power cord to the monitor. On some monitors, the cord is already attached. 3Plug in the monitor power cord. Be sure to plug the power cord into a three-hole grounded outlet or power strip. Monitor power cord Monitor power socket 9 Getting Started (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Computer Hardware, Desktop Manual Connecting the monitor cable After you plug in the monitor power cord, you connect the monitor cable to the computer’s monitor port. To connect the monitor cable, follow these steps: 1Attach the monitor cable to the monitor. On some monitors, the cable is already attached (as shown below). 2Attach the monitor cable to the monitor port on the back panel of the computer. The monitor port is marked with the ™ icon (symbol). Monitor ca (...)

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Power Macintosh 4400 Connecting the mouse and keyboard 1Plug the mouse cable into the recessed port on the back of the keyboard. The plug and the port are marked with the V icon. The positions of the port and icon on your keyboard may be different from those pictured. By the way: A port marked with the V icon is called an Apple Desktop Bus (ADB) port. 2If you want to adjust the keyboard angle, lower the feet of the keyboard. To adjust the keyboard angle, l (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Computer Hardware, Desktop Manual 3Plug the keyboard cable into the port marked with the V icon on the back of the computer. Some monitors have a port to which you can connect the keyboard or mouse. See the information that came with your monitor. Connecting other equipment If you are new to the Macintosh, it’s a good idea to get some experience using your computer before you connect other equipment, such as a printer or scanner. To learn basic Macintosh skills, con (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Operation & user’s manual Turning the computer on for the first time To tur n th e computer on for the first time, follow these steps: 1 Turn on the monitor. See the information that came with your monitor for the location of the power switch. On newer Apple monitors, the power switch is located on the front of the unit. Note: If you have extra dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) installed in your computer, it can take several seconds for larger monitors to t (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Operation & user’s manual 3Check to see what’s on your screen. You see a sequence of messages describing what is happening, followed by the Energy Saver dialog box. m If you see a blinking question mark, see “Solutions to Common Problems” in Chapter 6. m If you see anything else on your screen, or if you see nothing at all, see the section “Problems Starting Up?” next in this chapter. m If you are a beginning Macintosh user, press the Return key on you (...)

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Power Macintosh 4400 m If, when you press Return, you see the Macintosh desktop (shown here), your system software is already set up correctly. Skip now to the section, “What’s Next?” Note: To save energy, your computer is automatically set to put itself to sleep if you haven’t used it for 30 minutes or more (the computer goes into power- saving mode and the screen turns black). If this happens while you’re setting the computer up, simply press th (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Computer Hardware, Desktop Manual Problems starting up? If the screen is dark, check these items to see if you can identify the problem: m Is the computer turned on? The power-on light on the front of the computer should be on. If it isn’t, press the power button on the front of the computer. m Is the power cord connected to the computer, and is the cord plugged into a power source? m If the computer is plugged into a power strip, is the power strip turned on? m Are t (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Computer Hardware, Desktop Manual What’s next? Yo u’ve finished setting up your computer. Continue with one of the following steps: m If you are new to the Macintosh, turn to the next section, “Learning the Basics.” When you’ve learned the basic Macintosh skills, turn to the section “Saving Energy With the Energy Saver Control Panel” to learn how to set energy-saving options for your computer. m If you are an experienced Macintosh user, turn to the section (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Operation & user’s manual Learning the basics If you are new to the Macintosh, you should begin by looking at the easy-to-use program called the Macintosh Tutorial. The tutorial teaches you the basic skills you need to use your computer. To start the tutorial, follow these steps: 1Slide your mouse along your mouse pad or desk. Hold the mouse as shown, with the cable pointing away from you. Rest the heel of your palm on the desk and grasp the sides of the mouse b (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Manual 3With the tip of the arrow on the question mark, press and hold down the mouse button. A list of choices (called a menu) appears. This is the Guide (h) menu, which is the place to go when you have a question about how to use your computer. 4While holding down the mouse button, move the arrow until the words “Macintosh Tutorial” are highlighted, then release the mouse button. A window appears welcoming you to the tutorial. You can se (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Computer Hardware, Desktop Manual Reviewing the basics Look at the following illustrations to review the elements you use on your screen to work with your computer. Menus The strip across the top of the screen is called the menu bar. The symbols and words in it represent menus of commands. To open a menu, place the pointer on the symbol or word for the menu and press the mouse button. 20 Chapter 1 Window Menu Icons Application menu You can have several application progr (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Manual Icons Icons are small pictures that represent disks, programs, documents, and folders. You can double-click any icon to open it and see what it contains. This icon represents your computer’s internal hard disk. Icons like this one represent application programs, which you use to create documents and do other work. Icons like this one represent documents, which you can create and edit. Icons like this represent folders. A folder contai (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Computer Hardware, Desktop Manual Saving energy with the Energy Saver control panel When you save energy, you save natural resources and reduce pollution. Your Power Macintosh contains features that automatically save energy. You can increase the savings by using the Energy Saver control panel to shut down your computer if you won’t be using it for a while—for example, overnight or over the weekend. The Energy Saver dialog box (shown in step 3 of “Turning the Comp (...)

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Power Macintosh 4400 Putting your computer to sleep Your Power Macintosh is preset to put itself to sleep after 30 minutes of inactivity. When your computer goes to sleep, the screen enters a low-power mode in which it dims and the hard disk stops spinning but remains ready to start back up quickly. (To prevent your computer from overheating, the fan continues to spin.) If the computer goes to sleep while you have unsaved information on screen, you do not l (...)

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Power Macintosh 4400 Waking your computer from sleep To wake th e co m puter from sleep, press any key on the keyboard except Caps Lock. (It may take a moment or two for the computer to awaken.) The documents and application programs you had open when the computer went to sleep are still open and unsaved changes are preserved. Accessing a sleeping computer over a network If your computer is being used as a server, other users can still access it over a ne (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Operation & user’s manual Inserting a CD-ROM disc or other CD Your internal CD-ROM drive works with CD-ROM discs, standard audio compact discs (CDs), and single-session or multisession Photo CDs. Follow these instructions to insert a CD-ROM disc (or other CD) into your CD-ROM drive. Then follow the instructions provided with your disc, as well as the instructions in this manual. 1 Start up your Macintosh computer, if it’s not already on. 2Press the Open/Close (...)

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Power Macintosh 4400 4Close the tray by gently pushing it in or by pressing the Open/Close button. In a few moments, an icon for the disc appears on your screen. For more information about working with a CD-ROM disc or other CD, see the “CD-ROM Discs” topic area of Macintosh Guide, available in the Guide (h) menu. For instructions on using Macintosh Guide, see Chapter 2 of this manual. CD-ROM disc vibration Your CD-ROM drive reads CD-ROM discs very quic (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Computer Hardware, Desktop Manual Ejecting a CD-ROM disc or other CD You eject a CD-ROM disc or other CD with the Put Away command in the File menu. 1Close any files and quit any programs you've opened on the CD-ROM disc. You cannot eject a disc that contains files or applications that are in use by your computer. 2Click the disc icon to select it. 3Choose Put Away from the File menu. The tray opens. Note: You can also eject a CD-ROM disc by dragging its icon to th (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Manual 2Press and hold down the Power key on the keyboard for about 2 seconds. The following dialog box appears on the screen: 3Press the Return key on the keyboard, or click the Shut Down button in the dialog box. 4 Turn off the monitor. Using the Shut Down command You can also turn your computer off by using the Shut Down command in the Special menu. Follow these steps: 1If the computer is in sleep mode, press the Power key or any key on the (...)

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Power Macintosh 4400 If the word “Special” does not appear in the menu bar at the top of the screen, you’re not working in the Finder, the application you need to be in when you shut down your computer. Choose Finder from the Application menu (at the far right of the menu bar). Then try step 2 again. 3With the tip of the arrow on the word “Special,” press and hold down the mouse button. 4While holding down the mouse button, drag the arrow until th (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Computer Hardware, Desktop Manual Turning the computer on To tur n th e co mputer on after you’ve shut it down with either the menu command or the keyboard, press the Power key on the keyboard. The Power key is marked with a triangle symbol. Note: You also have to turn on the monitor separately each time you turn on the computer. 30 Chapter 1 (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Manual Where to find answers When you have questions about using your Macintosh, there are several places you can look for answers. In this book Use this book to help you set up your computer and learn about it, or to find solutions to problems. In the Guide menu The Guide menu (marked with the h icon) is your main source of information about the Macintosh. You can find information here that is not covered in this manual. To learn how to ge (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Computer Hardware, Desktop Manual 33 TheGuide menu contains online help and information and is your main source of information when working with your computer. The menu is identified by a question mark ( h) in the upper-right corner of the screen. 2 Getting Help Use the instructions in this chapter to learn about the help available to you in the Guide menu. (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Operation & user’s manual Getting answers to your questions When you have a question while working with your computer, you can get the answer by choosing Macintosh Guide from the Guide menu. 1 Open the Application menu (in the upper-right corner of the screen) and choose Finder to make it the active application program. A checkmark appears beside the Finder command, indicating that the Finder is the active program. 2 Open the Guide menu (marked with the h icon) (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Operation & user’s manual Whenever you use Macintosh Guide, its window remains in front of other windows. If the window gets in your way, you can move it by dragging its title bar (the gray bar across the top of the window). 3Notice the three buttons at the top of the window: Topics, Index, and Look For. Macintosh Guide gives you three ways of finding information: m Topics lets you choose from a list of general subjects; it is like the table of contents in a boo (...)

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Power Macintosh 4400 Getting answers with the Topics button 1In the Macintosh Guide window, click the Topics button. A list of general topic areas appears on the left side of the Macintosh Guide window. (Depending on the hardware and software you have, the list of topic areas may look different.) 2In the list of topics, click “Customizing Your Computer.” When you click any topic area, a list of related phrases and questions appears on the right side of (...)

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Power Macintosh 4400 3Click the question “How do I set the time and date?” and then click OK. Or double-click the question. A small window appears with instructions for you to follow. 4 Read and follow the instructions in this window. Macintosh Guide provides step-by-step instructions to answer the question you selected. When you have completed each step, click the right arrow in the lower-right corner to see the next step. 5When you have completed all (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Manual 2Scroll through the alphabetical list until the term “background pattern” is visible. You can scroll through the list either by dragging the slider to the letter “B” or by using the scroll bar at the right of the list. 3Click the term “background pattern” in the alphabetical list. When you click any index term, a list of related phrases and questions appears on the right side of the Macintosh Guide window. 4Click the questio (...)

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Power Macintosh 4400 5 Read and follow the instructions in the window. Macintosh Guide provides step-by-step instructions to answer the question you selected. When you have completed each step, click the right arrow in the lower-right corner to see the next step. 6When you have completed all the steps, click the Topics button in the lower-left corner to return to the main Macintosh Guide window. Now continue with the next section. Getting answers with the L (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Manual 3Type “trash” in the text box, then click Search. When you click Search, a list of phrases and questions related to the word or phrase you typed appears on the right side of the Macintosh Guide window. 4Click the question “How do I turn off the Empty Trash warning?” and then click OK. Or double-click the question. A small window appears with instructions for you to follow. 5 Read and follow the instructions in the window. Macint (...)

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Power Macintosh 4400 41 Getting Help Tips for using Macintosh Guide Here are a few tips for using Macintosh Guide effectively: m Macintosh Guide is available only when you are in the Finder—the program that displays the desktop area where you can see the icons of disks, folders, and files. (Other programs may also have help available in the Guide menu, however.) If you don’t see Macintosh Guide in the Guide menu, open the Application menu (to the right (...)

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Power Macintosh 4400 Identifying what’s on your computer screen Sometimes you’ll see an unfamiliar item on the screen and ask yourself, “What’s that?” You can get an answer by using a Macintosh feature known as Balloon Help. Using balloons like those you see in comic strips, Balloon Help explains the function of icons, menus, commands, and other items on the Macintosh screen. Follow these steps to use Balloon Help: 1 Open the Guide menu (marked wi (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Computer Hardware, Desktop Manual Learning useful shortcuts You can perform many tasks in the Finder more quickly if you use keyboard or mouse shortcuts. For example, instead of clicking an icon and choosing Open from the File menu, you can simply double-click the icon to open it. Follow these steps to learn keyboard and mouse shortcuts: 1 Open the Guide menu (marked with the h icon) and choose Shortcuts. The main Macintosh Shortcuts window appears. 2Click one of the c (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Operation & user’s manual 3 Read about the shortcuts available for the category you selected. Click the right arrow in the lower-right corner of the window to see the next window (if there is one). 4When you finish reading about the shortcuts for your category, click the Topics button in the lower-left corner to return to the main Macintosh Shortcuts window. Or click the close box in the upper-left corner to close the window. 44 Chapter 2 (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Manual 45 The illustration on the next page shows the basic computer system you now have. You can expand your computer system by connecting additional hardware (such as a SCSI device, printer, modem, or external stereo speakers) to its external ports or by connecting it to a network. For instructions on connecting audio and SCSI equipment and connecting to an Ethernet network, see the next three sections of this chapter. For instructions on co (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Computer Hardware, Desktop Manual 46 Chapter 3 MouseKeyboard CD-ROM driveMonitor Internal hard disk drive Speaker Floppy disk drive Computer I C π CD-ROM drive Open/Close button Power key Use this key to turn your computer on and off. Power button A green light indicates that the computer is on. Your computer’s ports and connectors SCSI port g Connects your Macintosh to SCSI equipment, such as external hard disk drives and scanners. Apple Desktop Bus V Connects yo (...)

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Power Macintosh 4400 47 Connecting Equipment and Expanding Your Computer Communication Contains an optional communication card (such as an internal card slot (optional) modem or Ethernet card). If your computer did not come with a communication card already installed, this access cover looks the same as the access covers on the PCI expansion slots. (It does not have an opening for the communication card.) If your computer did not come with a communicati (...)

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Power Macintosh 4400 Connecting audio equipment Your Macintosh can play and record stereo sound from a variety of sources. By connecting audio equipment to the sound input and output ports on the computer, you can listen to or reproduce stereo sound. Using the internal CD-ROM player, your computer can also play and record sound from audio compact discs (CDs). For information on using Macintosh system software to choose audio input and output options, record (...)

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Power Macintosh 4400 The computer’s sound input port (≈) accepts the 3.5-mm audio connectors shown below. The sound output port (-) (where you might connect external speakers) accepts only the stereo miniplug. The stereo miniplug is found most often on stereo equipment (such as externally powered speakers). The extended miniplug, which is slightly longer and is found on voice quality microphones (such as the Apple PlainTalk Microphone), works only in yo (...)

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Power Macintosh 4400 Follow these general instructions when connecting audio equipment to the Macintosh: 1Make sure that the audio equipment has a cable with a stereo miniplug or extended miniplug connector. If it does not, attach an adapter that has a stereo miniplug. 2Place the audio equipment near the Macintosh. 3Shut down the Macintosh and turn off the audio equipment. 4Attach the cable to the audio equipment and to the appropriate sound port on the Ma (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Computer Hardware, Desktop Manual Adjusting volume and sound There are several ways to adjust the volume on your computer: m Use the volume controls on the front of your monitor if your monitor comes with built-in speakers. m Use the volume control sliders in the Monitors & Sound control panel, as shown below. The Monitors & Sound control panel can be found in the Control Panels folder in the Apple (K) menu. m Use the volume control slider in the AppleCD Audio P (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Manual Tip: You may prefer to set the Sound Out Level slider to about the middle of the slider bar. This way, when you adjust the volume later in other ways— through the AppleCD Audio Player or through the volume controls on the computer or monitor—you can hear your adjustments better because the computer itself is set to about the middle of its volume range. For more information about sound, see the “Sound” topic area of Macintosh Gui (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Computer Hardware, Desktop Manual 3Place the microphone at the top center of the monitor, with the microphone’s Apple ( K ) icon facing you. If you can’t place the microphone on top of the monitor, position the microphone according to these guidelines: m The microphone should be between one and three feet away from you. m The microphone should be directly in front of you to minimize the effect of background noises. 4 Turn on the computer. Next, make sure the Sound I (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Operation & user’s manual 6Click the Sound Input pop-up menu and choose External Microphone. 7Click the close box in the upper-left corner of the Monitors & Sound control panel to close it. (The control panel does not have to remain open while you’re recording.) Yo u’re now ready to begin using your microphone. See the “Sound” topic area of Macintosh Guide, available in the Guide (h) menu, for instructions on recording. 54 Chapter 3 2 Choose External (...)

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Power Macintosh 4400 Using your monitor’s built-in microphone If your monitor has a built-in microphone and you want to use it to record, follow these steps: 1 Open the Monitors & Sound control panel in the Control Panels folder in the Apple ( K ) menu. 2Click the Sound icon. 3From the Sound Input pop-up menu, choose External Microphone. 4 In the Monitors & Sound control panel, mute your monitor’s built-in speakers. You may need to click a “M (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Manual Connecting external stereo speakers You can take advantage of your computer’s stereo sound output by attaching externally powered (amplified) speakers. 1 Assemble the speakers and the cable you need. You need a cable with a stereo miniplug at one end to connect one or both speakers to the computer. Some speakers require a dual-plug adapter. Others, like those shown in the next illustration, accept a single stereo miniplug and are join (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Operation & user’s manual 5 Turn on the computer. Now you’re ready to hear full-range stereo sound coming from the speakers. To adjust the overall volume, use the Monitors & Sound control panel, which uses software inside your computer to adjust volume. (For more information, see “Adjusting Volume and Sound,” earlier in this section.) Connecting headphones If your monitor has a headphone jack, you can connect headphones to it. For more information on (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Operation & user’s manual IMPORTANT The material that follows—“Before You Connect a Device” and “Connecting a SCSI Device”—contains general instructions for attaching SCSI devices to your computer. Make sure you also follow the specific instructions that came with the SCSI device you are connecting to your Macintosh. Before you connect a device Before you connect a SCSI device to your Macintosh, complete these tasks: m Make sure each SCSI device conn (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Operation & user’s manual If the device is not the first one, use a SCSI peripheral interface cable to connect it to the last device in the chain: IMPORTANT The total length of the cables in a SCSI chain should not exceed 6 meters (about 20 feet). SCSI cables must have a 110-ohm impedance. For best results, use SCSI cables manufactured by Apple Computer. m Make sure that the last (or only) device in the SCSI chain has a terminator. Make sure that no other extern (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Manual Connecting a SCSI device Use these general instructions in conjunction with the instructions that came with your SCSI device: 1 Turn off your Macintosh. 2Make sure the SCSI device is switched off. 3 Use a SCSI cable to connect the device either to the computer’s SCSI port or to the last SCSI device already in the chain. IMPORTANT Make sure that the last (or only) device in the SCSI chain has a terminator and that no other external SC (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Manual Replacing internal storage devices Your Macintosh comes with three internal storage devices—a floppy disk drive, a CD-ROM (compact disc read-only memory) drive, and a hard disk drive. If you want to replace any of these internal drives, see your Apple-authorized dealer. 61 Connecting Equipment and Expanding Your Computer (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Computer Hardware, Desktop Manual 63 Your computer has several application programs already installed. Some of these applications are m AppleScript, which allows you to automate any actions you perform repeatedly on your Macintosh m AppleCD Audio Player, which allows you to play audio CD-ROM discs in your computer’s CD-ROM drive m Network Software Selector, which allows you to switch among various network types such as Ethernet and LocalTalk m SimpleText, which allows (...)

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Power Macintosh 4400 You may want to experiment with AppleScript, one of the applications on your hard disk. With AppleScript you can automate tasks in the Finder and other scriptable applications (applications that support AppleScript). Instructions for using AppleScript are also included in the AppleScript folder. Using Power Macintosh application programs Your Power Macintosh is compatible with most application programs intended for use with Macintosh co (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Computer Hardware, Desktop Manual Installing application programs Yo u ’ ll probably want to buy and install additional application programs. See the manuals you receive with your applications for instructions on installing and using them. Note: Be sure you’re acting within the terms of the software license agreement that comes with your application program before you install the program on your computer. The license agreement specifies how many copies of the progra (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Manual Working with several applications at a time You can open as many application programs and documents as your computer’s memory allows. Finding out which applications are open If you have several applications and windows open, you can find out which application is active and which other applications are open by opening the Application menu. All open applications are listed in the Application menu at the right end of the menu bar. The na (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Computer Hardware, Desktop Manual Hiding and showing windows on the desktop You can hide all windows except those of the active application by choosing Hide Others from the Application menu. The other applications remain open even though their windows are hidden. When you switch to another application, its windows become visible again. If you want to see all the open windows, choose Show All from the Application menu. Increasing memory available to run applications You (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Computer Hardware, Desktop Manual IMPORTANT The RAM disk is a portion of your computer’s random-access memory that you can set aside to store programs and other files temporarily. If you turn on both virtual memory and the RAM disk in the Memory control panel (in the Control Panels folder in the Apple [K] menu), don’t set both of them at or near their maximum values. Doing so can result in unpredictable or reduced performance. For more information on both the virtua (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Manual 6Choose Custom Remove from the pop-up menu. The Custom Remove dialog box appears, listing the software components that can be removed. 7Scroll through the list of components, clicking the checkbox next to each component you want to remove. To get additional information about each component listed, click the box with the letter “i” in it to the right of the component. 8Click Remove. 9 Follow the instructions that appear on the screen (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Computer Hardware, Desktop Manual In general, any group of computers set up to communicate with each other constitutes a network. Some networks feature computers connected by a particular type of cable. This is called a local area network (LAN), which can be as simple as a computer connected to a printer or as complex as a business’s in-house computer network. Sometimes groups of networks connect to form a larger network, such as the Internet. This is called a wide ar (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Manual 72 Chapter 5 Your computer can be connected to several kinds of networks, including the following: m LocalTalk To connect to a LocalTalk network, you connect a LocalTalk cable to either the modem port or the printer port on your computer. m Ethernet To connect to a high-speed Ethernet network, you need to install an Ethernet card in the communication or PCI (peripheral component interconnect) slot in your computer. Many models of your (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Operation & user’s manual 73 Connecting Your Computer to a Network Connecting to a LocalTalk Network To connect your Macintosh to a LocalTalk network, you need LocalTalk cables and a LocalTalk adapter. In most cases, the Apple LocalTalk Locking Connector Kit DIN-8, available from your Apple-authorized dealer, contains the components you need to connect your Macintosh to an existing LocalTalk network. If your network uses standard telephone cables for your networ (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Operation & user’s manual If you connect to the last computer in the network, you need to attach a network terminator to your LocalTalk adapter. Use the LocalTalk cable that comes with the Apple LocalTalk Locking Connector Kit DIN-8. Use a standard telephone cable with RJ-11 connectors if you are using the Apple LocalTalk RJ-11 Connector. 4Configure your LocalTalk connection following the advice of your network administrator and the instructions in “Configurin (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Operation & user’s manual 75 Connecting Your Computer to a Network Connecting to an Ethernet network Ethernet is a cable scheme that lets your computer communicate with other computers much faster than LocalTalk does. To connect your computer to an Ethernet network, first find out from your network administrator what kind of Ethernet network you’re connecting to; next, if your computer did not come with one already installed, buy and install the right kind of (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Computer Hardware, Desktop Manual Network type Find out what kind of network you will be connecting to. Depending on the kind of network, you choose among several different kinds of cards that use different cables: m thin or thick coaxial (“coax”) cable, also called 10Base-2 m 10Base-T (twisted pair) cable m fiber-optic media or other standard Ethernet cable For example, if you know that your Ethernet network uses 10Base-T cables, and you want to use your communicat (...)

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Power Macintosh 4400 To connect your Macintosh to a twisted-pair Ethernet network, follow these instructions: 1Shut down your computer. 2Plug one end of the twisted-pair patch cord into the 10Base-T Ethernet port on the Ethernet card in your Macintosh. 3Plug the other end of the twisted-pair patch cord into an RJ-45 wall outlet that is connected to a twisted-pair Ethernet network. 4Configure your network connection following the advice of your network admi (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Manual Connecting to a thin coaxial Ethernet network Follow this procedure to connect your Macintosh to an Ethernet network that uses thin coaxial cable. The hardware connection requires an Apple (or Apple-compatible) thin coaxial transceiver and a thin coaxial cable. IMPORTANT You can connect your Macintosh anywhere on the network; however, to do so requires that you temporarily disconnect the network, which could disrupt existing network ser (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Operation & user’s manual 4Plug the T-connector into the thin coaxial (10Base-2) port on the Ethernet card in your Macintosh. IMPORTANT A thin coaxial network must be terminated at its endpoints to function. If your computer is the last one in the network, it must have a terminator installed on the other side of the T-connector. Check the documentation that came with your network card for more information. 5Configure your network connection following the advice (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Computer Hardware, Desktop Manual 3Plug the transceiver cable from the Ethernet transceiver into the standard AUI port on the Apple Ethernet AUI Adapter. 4Plug the adapter’s power cord into an electrical power outlet. 5Plug the connector on the Apple Ethernet AUI Adapter into the AAUI Ethernet port on your Macintosh. 6Configure your network connection following the advice of your network administrator and the instructions in “Configuring Your Network Connection” (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Manual Configuring your network connection After you physically connect your computer to a LocalTalk or Ethernet network, you need to configure your network connection in the AppleTalk control panel, the TCP/IP control panel, or both. m You use the AppleTalk control panel to set up your connection to an AppleTalk network (that is, a network using the AppleTalk protocol). m You use the TCP/IP control panel to set up your connection to the Inter (...)

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Power Macintosh 4400 To configure your AppleTalk network connection, follow these steps: 1Choose Control Panels from the Apple menu. 2Double-click the AppleTalk icon to open it. The AppleTalk control panel opens. 3Move the pointer to the “Connect via” pop-up menu (if available), press and hold down the mouse button to open the menu, and choose the port through which your computer is connected to the network. You can connect to an AppleTalk network throu (...)

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Power Macintosh 4400 If you have changed the port, a message tells you that the change will interrupt any AppleTalk services that are established. This means that your network services, such as printers and e-mail, may be temporarily unavailable, and you may have to choose a printer and connect to your e-mail service again after saving changes. 6 To save your changes, click the Save button. Your changes take effect immediately; you do not have to restart yo (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Computer Hardware, Desktop Manual To set up your TCP/IP network connection, you must specify the port you use to connect your computer to the network. TCP/IP networks also require information about your computer’s network address. You must enter that information in the TCP/IP control panel or specify a server on which the information can be found. To get this information, check with your network administrator or Internet service provider. Before you begin To configure (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Manual Note: If you don’t see the pop-up menu or other settings described in this section, the TCP/IP configuration may have been locked. Contact your network administrator for assistance. (If you don’t have a network administrator, you can use the Administration user mode to unlock this setting. For more information about user modes in the TCP/IP control panel, click the h button.) 4 Use the Configure pop-up menu to choose a configuration (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Computer Hardware, Desktop Manual m If you are using a MacIP server, click Select Zone. In the dialog box that appears, choose the zone that contains the MacIP server you want to use and then click OK. (Additionally, if you are connecting with Apple Remote Access [ARA] you must open a connection before you can select a zone.) 7Click the close box to close the TCP/IP control panel. If you have made configuration changes, a message asks if you want to save them. If you ha (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Manual 89 When you have questions If you want to know how to do a particular task with your computer, refer to Macintosh Guide in the Guide ( h) menu. For instructions on using Macintosh Guide, see Chapter 2 of this manual. When you run into trouble While you’re using your computer, you may occasionally see a bomb icon or an error message, or you may have a problem such as the pointer (8) “freezing” on the screen. If you have trouble wit (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Manual If you are unable to access Macintosh Guide (for example, if your screen is “frozen”), refer to this chapter to see if you can resolve the problem. Note: If you have a problem with your Macintosh and nothing presented in this chapter or in Macintosh Guide solves it, consult the service and support information that came with your computer for instructions on how to contact an Apple-authorized service provider or Apple for assistance (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Computer Hardware, Desktop Manual Start over Often you can eliminate a problem simply by clearing the computer’s memory and starting over. If you can, save any open documents before restarting the Macintosh. If your system is frozen and does not respond to anything you do, or if you have a “bomb” message on the screen, saving may not be possible. You can try pressing x-Option-Esc to quit the program in use when the problem occurred; if this works, you can then sa (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Manual Rebuild your desktop A process known as “rebuilding the desktop” helps your Macintosh keep track of data on your startup disks. (Although you usually use the hard disk in your computer as a startup disk, you can also start up from any other disk that has system software installed.) Rebuilding your desktop can solve a number of problems, such as when application documents are no longer represented by application-specific icons (and a (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Computer Hardware, Desktop Manual 8 Open the Extensions Manager control panel by choosing Control Panels from the Apple ( K ) menu. When the Control Panels window appears, double-click the Extensions Manager icon. 9From the Sets pop-up menu, choose the name you gave your set of extensions in step 3 of these instructions. This restores your original set of extensions. 10 Restart your computer to activate the extensions. Solutions to common problems This section contains (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Manual The computer does not start up from the hard disk. Try the following: m Use the Drive Setup program to make the disk available. Drive Setup is located in the Utility folder on the CD that contains your system software. For instructions, start Drive Setup, then choose Drive Setup Guide from the Guide (h) menu. m If the hard disk is internal, shut down your computer, wait at least ten seconds, and then turn it on again. m If the startup h (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Manual When you start up, a disk icon with a blinking question mark appears in the middle of the screen for more than several seconds. This icon indicates that your Macintosh cannot find the system software it needs to start up. One of the following is probably the cause: m System software is not installed on the startup hard disk, the system software is damaged, or the hard disk is not working properly. Start up your computer using the CD-RO (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Operation & user’s manual When you try to start up from a floppy disk, a disk icon with an X appears in the middle of the screen and the floppy disk is ejected. This icon indicates that the floppy disk you tried to start up from is not a startup disk (that is, it does not contain system software). When you turn on your computer, it looks first in the floppy disk drive for a disk containing system software. If the disk in the drive does not contain system softwar (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Manual The hard disk icon does not appear on the desktop. If you don’t see a hard disk icon on the desktop, try the following: m Use the Drive Setup program to make the disk available. Drive Setup is on the CD-ROM disc that contains system software. For instructions on using Drive Setup, follow the instructions in “How to Verify and Test a Disk” in the section “Testing and Repairing a Damaged Disk” later in this chapter. m If the har (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Computer Hardware, Desktop Manual You cannot mount the Mac OS–, DOS-, or ProDOS-format partitions of an external SCSI hard disk or a removable media cartridge as individual volumes on the desktop. Use Macintosh PC Exchange to mount these partitions as individual volumes on the desktop. (Macintosh PC Exchange is a control panel that is part of system software. When used with a DOS-compatibility card and its accompanying software, Macintosh PC Exchange allows your Macin (...)

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Power Macintosh 4400 If you are trying unsuccessfully to use a floppy disk created in a PC (personal computer), DOS (Disk Operating System), or Windows environment, consider the following: m When formatting floppy disks on a DOS computer for use in a Macintosh, you need to format standard double-sided disks as 720K disks and high- density disks as 1440K disks. Because DOS computers allow standard double-sided disks to be formatted in 1440K format and high-d (...)

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Apple Power Macintosh 4400 Operation & user’s manual m If the problem recurs, you may need to reinstall system software. See “Installing or Reinstalling System Software” later in this chapter for instructions. Your screen displays a right angle-bracket prompt (>) in a blank dialog box. Your computer has tried to launch a “debugging” application, but could not find one on your hard disk. Debugging applications are programs that software developers use to locate and fix problems (...)

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