HP Notebook Computer Documentation

HP Notebook PC
Reference Guide
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Important Safety Information
CAUTION
To reduce the risk of fire, use only No. 26 AWG or larger telecommunications line
cord to connect a modem to the telephone wall jack. In Australia, the computer
must be connected to the Telecommunication Network through a line cord that
meets the requirements of ACA Technical Standard TS008.
When using your computer with a telephone connection, always follow basic safety
precautions to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and injury to persons:
• Do not use this product with a telephone connection near water (for example, near a
bathtub, sink, swimming pool, or in a wet basement).
• Avoid using a telephone connection (other than a cordless type) during an electrical
storm. There may be a remote risk of electric shock from lightning.
• Do not use a telephone connection to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.
• Use only the power cord and batteries indicated in this manual. Do not dispose of
batteries in a fire. They may explode. Check with local codes for possible special
disposal instructions.
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Microsoft.
Edition History
Edition 1 (KD).......................................... May 2002
This manual is printed on recycled paper.
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Contents
Getting Started with Your HP Notebook ..................................................................... 11
Taking Inventory......................................................................................................... 12
What’s in the box? ................................................................................................ 12
To buy accessories ................................................................................................ 12
To find more information...................................................................................... 13
Identifying Parts of the Computer............................................................................... 14
Front View ............................................................................................................ 14
Back View............................................................................................................. 15
Bottom View ......................................................................................................... 16
Status Lights.......................................................................................................... 17
Setting Up Your Computer ......................................................................................... 19
Step 1: Install the battery ...................................................................................... 19
Step 2: Connect AC power.................................................................................... 21
Step 3: Connect a phone line................................................................................. 22
Step 4: Turn on the computer................................................................................ 23
Step 5: Set up Windows ........................................................................................ 24
Step 6: Register your notebook ............................................................................. 24
To connect to the Internet ..................................................................................... 25
What to do next ..................................................................................................... 25
Basic Operation .............................................................................................................. 27
Operating Your Computer .......................................................................................... 28
To turn the computer on and off ........................................................................... 28
To reset the computer............................................................................................ 29
To change the boot device..................................................................................... 30
To use the touch pad ............................................................................................. 31
To use the Fn hot keys .......................................................................................... 33
To use the One-Touch buttons .............................................................................. 34
To use the Windows and Applications keys ......................................................... 35
To use the embedded keypad ................................................................................ 36
To use the ALT GR key ........................................................................................ 36
To adjust the display ............................................................................................. 37
To adjust the volume............................................................................................. 38
To change computer settings for a presentation.................................................... 39
Using CDs or DVDs ................................................................................................... 40
To insert or remove a CD or DVD........................................................................ 40
To play DVD movies ............................................................................................ 41
To create or copy CDs .......................................................................................... 41
Securing Your Computer ............................................................................................ 42
To set up password protection............................................................................... 42
To lock your computer .......................................................................................... 43
To attach a security cable...................................................................................... 43
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To protect against viruses ..................................................................................... 44
Working in Comfort with a Notebook PC .................................................................. 45
Taking Care of Your Computer .................................................................................. 47
To protect your hard disk drive............................................................................. 47
To maintain your computer................................................................................... 47
To safeguard your data.......................................................................................... 48
To extend the life of the display............................................................................ 48
To clean your computer ........................................................................................ 49
Batteries and Power Management ................................................................................ 51
Managing Power Consumption .................................................................................. 52
How the computer manages power automatically ................................................ 52
To manage power manually .................................................................................. 54
Using Battery Power................................................................................................... 55
To check battery status.......................................................................................... 55
To respond to a low-battery warning .................................................................... 56
To recharge the battery ......................................................................................... 56
To get the most from your batteries ...................................................................... 56
Modem and Network Connections................................................................................ 59
Using the Modem........................................................................................................ 60
To connect the modem .......................................................................................... 61
To connect to the Internet ..................................................................................... 62
To disconnect from the Internet ............................................................................ 63
To dial in to a network .......................................................................................... 63
To change your modem settings ........................................................................... 64
To send and receive e-mail ................................................................................... 65
To send and receive faxes (Windows XP) ............................................................ 66
To send and receive faxes (Windows 2000) ......................................................... 67
Connecting to a LAN.................................................................................................. 68
To connect to a LAN............................................................................................. 68
Making Wireless Connections .................................................................................... 69
To prepare for connections (Windows XP)........................................................... 69
To prepare for connections (Windows 2000)........................................................ 71
To turn wireless communication on and off.......................................................... 73
Add-On Devices .............................................................................................................. 75
Connecting PC Cards.................................................................................................. 76
To insert or remove a PC Card.............................................................................. 76
Connecting External Devices...................................................................................... 78
To identify connectors for external devices .......................................................... 78
To connect a printer or other parallel device......................................................... 80
To connect an external keyboard or mouse........................................................... 80
To connect a USB device...................................................................................... 80
To connect an audio device................................................................................... 81
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To use an external monitor.................................................................................... 82
To use a TV set as a monitor................................................................................. 84
To connect an IEEE 1394 device .......................................................................... 85
To connect a serial device ..................................................................................... 85
To connect an infrared device ............................................................................... 85
To use a port replicator ......................................................................................... 86
Installing Additional RAM ......................................................................................... 89
To install a RAM expansion module .................................................................... 89
To remove a RAM expansion module .................................................................. 90
Replacing the Hard Disk Drive................................................................................... 92
To replace the hard disk drive............................................................................... 92
To replace the hard disk drive holder.................................................................... 93
To prepare a new hard disk drive.......................................................................... 94
Troubleshooting and Maintenance ............................................................................... 95
Troubleshooting Your Computer................................................................................ 96
Audio Problems..................................................................................................... 96
CD-ROM and DVD Problems .............................................................................. 97
Display Problems .................................................................................................. 99
Hard Disk Drive Problems .................................................................................. 100
Heat Problems ..................................................................................................... 101
Infrared Problems................................................................................................ 101
Keyboard and Pointing Device Problems ........................................................... 102
LAN Problems .................................................................................................... 103
Memory Problems............................................................................................... 104
Modem Problems ................................................................................................ 105
PC Card (PCMCIA) Problems ............................................................................ 107
Performance Problems ........................................................................................ 108
Port Replicator Problems .................................................................................... 109
Power and Battery Problems............................................................................... 110
Printing Problems................................................................................................ 111
Serial, Parallel, and USB Problems..................................................................... 112
Startup Problems ................................................................................................. 114
Wireless Problems............................................................................................... 115
Testing the Hardware................................................................................................ 116
To run the e-Diagtools diagnostic test ................................................................ 116
Configuring the Computer ........................................................................................ 118
To run the BIOS Setup utility ............................................................................. 118
To set up TopTools ............................................................................................. 121
Reinstalling and Updating Software ......................................................................... 122
To recover the factory installation of your hard disk .......................................... 122
To create a boot disk (Windows 2000) ............................................................... 123
To replace a damaged Recovery CD or DVD..................................................... 123
To update the BIOS............................................................................................. 124
To update Windows drivers ................................................................................ 125
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HP Support and Service............................................................................................... 127
Getting Assistance for Your Computer..................................................................... 128
To get help from the Web ................................................................................... 128
To contact HP for support or service .................................................................. 128
To receive repair service ..................................................................................... 131
To prepare your computer for shipment.............................................................. 132
Hewlett-Packard Limited Warranty Statement ......................................................... 133
Reference Information ................................................................................................. 135
Hardware Specifications ........................................................................................... 136
Modem Reference Information................................................................................. 139
Modem Reference (Conexant) ............................................................................ 139
Safety Information .................................................................................................... 146
Power Cords........................................................................................................ 146
Ergonomics ......................................................................................................... 147
Battery Safety...................................................................................................... 147
Laser Safety......................................................................................................... 148
LED Safety.......................................................................................................... 148
Mercury Safety.................................................................................................... 149
Exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation............................................................. 149
Regulatory Information............................................................................................. 150
U.S.A................................................................................................................... 150
Canada................................................................................................................. 151
European Union .................................................................................................. 152
Japan ................................................................................................................... 154
Russia .................................................................................................................. 155
International ........................................................................................................ 155
Index .............................................................................................................................. 157
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Getting Started with Your HP Notebook
Taking Inventory
Taking Inventory
Congratulations! Your notebook computer sets a new standard in personal computing.
Although compact and easy to carry, your computer is made with the quality and
attention to detail that are the hallmark of Hewlett-Packard.
This manual shows how to set up and operate your computer, as well as what to do if you
run into trouble.
What’s in the box?
• HP notebook PC.
• Battery (installed).
• AC adapter and power cord.
• Quick Start sheet.
• Startup Guide.
• Recovery CD or DVD, for restoring Windows and all software included with your
computer.
• Microsoft Windows manual.
In addition, your HP notebook includes preinstalled software. (The exact software
installed depends on your particular notebook model.)
To buy accessories
You can buy accessories for your computer online. For the latest accessories and options,
visit the HP Notebook Web site (www.hp.com/notebooks).
HP currently offers accessories, such as the following:
• AC adapter.
• Replacement hard disk drive module.
• RAM modules for expanding memory.
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Taking Inventory
• Battery.
• Port replicator.
To find more information
The following table lists other sources of information about your computer and related
products.
Source
Description and Location
Startup Guide
This printed manual introduces your computer. It also contains setup instructions,
basic operation guidelines, troubleshooting information, and warranty information.
Online Reference
Guide
The full Reference Guide is shipped on the computer’s hard drive, and provides a
complete source for operating and maintaining the computer. Look in the online HP
Library, or on the Recovery CD or DVD in \hp\Library. For Windows XP, the HP
Library is in the Help and Support Center.
Online HP Notes
For late-breaking information available after the manuals were completed, see the
HP Notes in the online HP Library, or on the Recovery CD or DVD in \hp\Library.
Microsoft Windows
manual
This is shipped with your computer and contains information about using the version
of Microsoft Windows shipped with your computer.
HP Notebook Web
Site
www.hp.com/notebooks
www.europe.hp.com/notebooks (European mirror).
To select another language, see www.hp.com.
HP Business
Support Web Site
www.hp.com/go/bizsupport
Corporate
Evaluator’s Guide
This provides information about installing alternate operating systems, as well as
how to configure your notebook computer in a corporate, networked environment.
Located at the HP Business Support Web site.
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Identifying Parts of the Computer
Identifying Parts of the Computer
Front View
1. Computer open/close latch.
2. One-Touch buttons.
8. Wireless on-off button and indicator light (on
certain models).
3. Keyboard status lights.
9. Battery.
4. Power button. Turns the computer on and off.
10. Audio mute button, audio mute light, and volume
control.
5. Touch pad, scroll pad, click buttons, plus on-off
button.
6. Main status lights (left to right): power mode,
battery, hard disk activity.
11. Audio jacks (left to right): audio out (headphones),
external microphone.
12. CD-ROM, DVD, or other drive.
13. Universal serial bus port (USB).
7. Infrared port.
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Back View
14. AC adapter jack.
19. External monitor port.
15. Two USB ports.
20. S-video port.
16. LAN port.
21. Kensington lock slot (security connector).
17. PS/2 keyboard or PS/2 mouse port (supports Y
adapter).
22. Modem port.
18. Parallel port (LPT1). Use this port for a parallel
printer or other parallel device.
24. PC Card and CardBus slot and buttons.
23. IEEE 1394 port (on certain models).
25. Floppy disk drive (on certain models).
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Bottom View
26. Hard disk drive.
29. RAM cover.
27. Battery latch.
30. Docking port.
28. Mini-PCI cover (no user parts inside).
31. Reset button.
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Status Lights
The computer includes a number of status lights that report power and battery status,
drive activity, and keyboard functions such as Caps Lock and Num Lock.
The following diagram shows the main status lights on the front of the computer.
1. Power mode.
• On: the computer is on (even if the display is off).
• Blinking: the computer is in Standby mode.
• Off: the computer is off or in Hibernate mode.
2. Hard disk drive activity.
• On: computer is accessing the hard disk drive.
3. Battery status.
• Green: the AC adapter is connected and the battery is fully charged.
• Amber: the AC adapter is connected and the battery is charging.
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• Blinking: the AC adapter is connected and the battery is missing or has a fault.
• Off: the AC adapter is not connected.
The keyboard status lights, located above the keyboard, indicate the states of the
keyboard locks.
1. Caps Lock. Caps Lock is active.
2. Num Lock. Num Lock is active. (The Keypad Lock must also be on to use the
embedded keypad.)
3. Keypad Lock. The embedded keypad is active (Fn+F8). Num Lock must also be on
for the numeric keys—otherwise, cursor control is active (as marked on an external
keyboard).
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Setting Up Your Computer
WARNING
Improper use of keyboards and other input devices has been associated with
ergonomic injury. For information about reducing your risk, see Working in
Comfort in the online HP Library, or visit our ergonomics Web site,
www.hp.com/ergo. For a summary about working with a notebook computer, see
“Working in Comfort with a Notebook PC” on page 45.
If you are using your notebook computer as your primary computer, or using it for
extended periods, you should use it with a full-size keyboard, monitor, and mouse.
HP docking accessories offer quick, easy connections to these devices. This can
reduce the risk of ergonomic injury. See Working in Comfort in the online HP
Library.
When you set up your computer for the first time, you’ll install and charge the battery,
connect the AC adapter, turn on the computer, and run the Windows setup program.
Step 1: Install the battery
WARNING
Do not mutilate or puncture batteries. Do not dispose of batteries in fire, or they
can burst or explode, releasing hazardous chemicals. Rechargeable batteries must
be recycled or disposed of properly.
Your computer is shipped with the battery installed. If the battery has been removed, you
should install it:
1. Turn the computer upside down.
2. Insert the connector end of the battery into the battery compartment and slide it in
until it latches.
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To remove the battery
1. Before removing the battery, do one of the following:
• Shut down the computer or put it into Hibernate mode, or
• Plug in the AC adapter.
2. Slide the battery’s release latch, and then slide the battery out of its compartment.
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Setting Up Your Computer
Step 2: Connect AC power
CAUTION
Use only the 90-watt HP AC adapter included with your computer (or other
approved adapter that meets the power requirements of the computer).
If “90W” is printed below the AC adapter socket, do not use a 60- or 75-watt
adapter, such as HP F1454A, F1781A, F4600, or F4814, and do not use DC adapter
accessories F1455A and F2297A.
Using the wrong AC adapter could damage the computer or adapter and may void
your warranty (see “Hewlett-Packard Limited Warranty Statement” on page 133).
• Plug the AC adapter into the computer and connect the power cord to the AC adapter,
then plug the power cord into a wall outlet. The computer’s battery then starts
charging.
Important
When unplugging the power cord, unplug it from the outlet before unplugging it from
the AC adapter.
While the battery is charging, you can continue with step 3.
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Setting Up Your Computer
Step 3: Connect a phone line
You can use the built-in modem, or, if you prefer, you can connect to a PC Card modem
or an external modem.
1. Make sure the telephone line is an analog line, sometimes called a data line. (You
must not use a digital line.)
2. Connect the telephone cord into a telephone jack. If the plug on the phone cord
doesn’t fit the jack, you may need to use an adapter.
3. Plug the other end of the phone cord into the built-in modem.
For details about using the modem, see “Using the Modem” on page 60.
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Setting Up Your Computer
Step 4: Turn on the computer
• Press the power button above the left side of the keyboard. The computer then boots
up, and Windows starts automatically.
Hint
If your computer does not turn on when operating on battery power, the battery may be
out of power. Plug in the AC adapter and press the power button again. Leave the AC
adapter plugged in for at least an hour—or 3–4 hours to charge the battery fully.
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Setting Up Your Computer
Step 5: Set up Windows
Your notebook computer has Microsoft Windows preinstalled on its hard disk drive. The
first time you turn on your computer, the Windows Setup program runs automatically so
you can customize your setup.
1. Follow the Setup program’s instructions as they appear on the screen. If the program
prompts you to enter the Product ID code, you will find this code on the bottom of the
computer.
2. If you connected the modem, check the modem’s country or region settings:
• Windows XP: click Start, Control Panel, Printers and Other Hardware, Phone and
Modem Options, and then click Edit on the Dialing Rules tab.
• Windows 2000: click Start, Settings, Control Panel, double-click Phone and
Modem Options, and then click Edit on the Dialing Rules tab.
Step 6: Register your notebook
Be sure to register your computer. Registering is free and fast, and ensures you will
receive quicker, more personalized support. The information you provide during
registration allows us to provide you with better products and services.
Registering your computer does the following:
• Records your ownership of the computer with Hewlett-Packard and provides access
to service, support, and information.
• Records your ownership of the Windows XP operating system with Microsoft. If you
have Windows 2000, please contact Microsoft separately to register the operating
system.
If you decide not to register during Windows setup, choose the option to print the
registration form, and then fax it to HP at the fax number on the form. Or you can register
by calling HP Customer Care—see “To contact HP for support or service”on page 128 to
find the phone number.
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To connect to the Internet
If you are connected to a wired or wireless LAN with Internet access or your computer
has a modem (built-in, PC Card, or external), you can connect to the Internet. For details,
see “Using the Modem” on page 60, “Connecting to a LAN” on page 68, or “Making
Wireless Connections” on page 69.
What to do next
• If you’re not familiar with the version of Windows installed on your computer, click
Start, Tour Windows XP or Start, Help (Windows 2000), or check the Windows
manual to discover what’s new.
• See the online Reference Guide to learn more about using and maintaining your
computer—click Start, Help and Support, HP Library (Windows XP) or Start,
Programs, Hewlett-Packard, Notebook, HP Library (Windows 2000).
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Basic Operation
Operating Your Computer
Operating Your Computer
You can start and stop your computer using its power button. However, at certain times
you may want to use other methods to start or stop the computer—depending on power
considerations, types of active connections, and start-up time.
To turn the computer on and off
Power mode
To enter this mode
On mode
Power mode status light is on.
Press the power button.
Standby mode
Saves significant power.
Turns off the display and other components.
Maintains current session in RAM.
Restarts quickly.
Restores network connections.
Power mode status light is blinking.
Press the power button
–or–
click Start, Turn Off Computer, Stand By (Windows XP)
–or–
click Start, Shut Down, Standby (Windows 2000)
–or–
allow timeout.
Hibernate mode
Saves maximum power.
Saves current session to disk, then shuts down.
Restores network connections.
Power mode status light is off.
Press Fn+F12
–or–
click Start, Shut Down, Hibernate (Windows 2000)
–or–
allow timeout.
Shut down (off)
Saves maximum power.
Turns off without saving current session.
At startup, resets everything, starts a new
session, and restores network connections.
Power mode status light is off.
Click Start, Turn Off Computer, Turn Off (Windows XP)
–or–
click Start, Shut Down, Shut down (Windows 2000)
–or–
press the power button for 4 seconds (only if the Start
menu procedure doesn’t work).
To turn on: Press the power button to restart, or to resume your session from Standby or Hibernate mode.
You can also customize the way these power modes work. See “How the computer
manages power automatically” on page 52.
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Operating Your Computer
To reset the computer
Occasionally, you may find that Windows or the computer has stopped responding, and
will not let you turn the computer off. If this happens, try the following in the order listed.
• If possible, shut down Windows:
Windows XP: press CTRL+ALT+DEL, and then click Shut Down, Restart.
Windows 2000: press CTRL+ALT+DEL, click Shut Down, and press the power
button to restart.
–or, if this fails–
• Press the power button for 4 seconds until the display shuts down, and then press the
power button again to restart.
–or, if this fails–
• Insert the tip of a ballpoint pen into the reset button on the bottom of the computer,
and then press the power button to restart.
To reset the computer while it’s docked in a port replicator, you can press the reset button
on the left side of the port replicator.
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Operating Your Computer
To change the boot device
The computer normally boots from its internal hard disk. You can also boot the computer
from a floppy disk drive, a CD-ROM drive, or an internal network interface card.
1. Click Start, Turn Off Computer (or Shut Down), Restart.
2. When the HP logo appears, press ESC to display the Boot menu.
3. Use the arrow keys to select the boot device, and press ENTER.
If you want to boot from a specific device whenever it is present, change the boot order
using the BIOS Setup utility—see “To run the BIOS Setup utility” on page 118.
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Operating Your Computer
To use the touch pad
The touch pad includes an on-off button so you can turn off the touch pad to avoid
moving the pointer accidentally, such as by touching the pad while typing. The indicator
light turns off when you turn off the touch pad.
1. Click buttons. The click buttons work like the left and right buttons on a standard
mouse.
2. Touch pad (touch-sensitive pointing device).
3. Touch pad on-off button and indicator light.
4. Scroll pad. The scroll pad scrolls the contents of the active window.
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Operating Your Computer
Moving and selecting
1. Place your hands in a normal typing position.
2. Move a thumb or finger across the touch pad in the direction you want the pointer to
move.
3. Use the left and right click buttons, which function like the left and right buttons on a
mouse, to make your selection:
• To open an application, move the pointer over the icon and double-click the left
button.
• To make menu selections, move the pointer to the menu item and click the left
button.
• To open the shortcut menu for an item, move the pointer over the item and click
the right button.
• To drag an item, move the pointer over the item. Then press and hold the left
button while you move the pointer to the new location, and release the button.
In addition, you can tap the touch pad to select items and use other advanced touch pad
features. For more information, double-click the touch pad icon in the taskbar, and then
click Help in the tab for a particular feature.
You can use Mouse in Control Panel or the touch pad icon in the taskbar to customize the
operation of your computer’s pointing devices (touch pad and external mouse): you can
change the left, right, and scroll pad actions, double-click speed, pointer speed, and more.
Scrolling with the scroll pad
• Move your finger down the scroll pad to scroll down through the contents of a
window. Move your finger up the scroll pad to scroll up.
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Operating Your Computer
To use the Fn hot keys
The combination of the Fn key plus another key creates a hot key—a shortcut key
sequence—for various system controls. To use a hot key, press and hold Fn, press the
appropriate second key, and then release both keys.
This hot key
Fn+F1
Does this
Decreases the display brightness.
Fn+F2
Increases the display brightness.
Fn+F5
Toggles among the built-in display, an external display, and simultaneous display on
both.
Fn+F8
Toggles the built-in keypad on and off. Does not affect an external keyboard. If Num
Lock is on, then the numeric functions are active; otherwise, cursor control is active
(as marked on an external keyboard).
Fn+F12
Enters Hibernate mode.
Fn+NumLock
Toggles Scroll Lock on and off.
Fn+Page Up
Increases the audio volume and cancels the mute setting.
Fn+Page Down
Decreases the audio volume.
Fn+Backspace
Mutes the audio output.
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Operating Your Computer
To use the One-Touch buttons
Your computer includes five One-Touch buttons that can start any application or open a
document or Web site with a single press.
• Press the One-Touch button to open the corresponding application, document, or
Web site.
Your computer is preconfigured to access the following services:
1. Microsoft Outlook Express e-mail software.
2. HP TV Now—see “To use a TV set as a monitor” on page 84.
–or–
HP Presentation Ready—see “To change computer settings for a presentation” on
page 39.
3. Microsoft Internet Explorer.
4. HP Quick Lock—see “To lock your computer” on page 43.
5. Online notebook information.
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Operating Your Computer
To reprogram a One-Touch button
1. Click Start, All Programs (or Programs), Hewlett-Packard, Notebook, HP One-Touch,
HP One-Touch Configuration.
2. On the One-Touch tab, click the button you want to reprogram.
3. Type a label for the button, and then select the application, document, folder, or Web
site you want the button to open.
4. If you want a label to appear onscreen when you press a One-Touch button, select that
option on the Onscreen Display tab.
To use the Windows and Applications keys
The Windows key brings up the Windows Start menu. This is the same as clicking the
Start button on the taskbar.
The Applications key brings up the shortcut menu for the current application. This is the
same menu that appears when you right-click while pointing at the application.
This key combination
Does this
Windows key+E
Runs Windows Explorer.
Windows key+F1
Runs Windows Help.
Windows key+F
Runs Windows Find: Search (Windows XP) or File or Folders (Windows 2000).
Windows key+M
Minimizes all displayed windows.
Shift+Windows key+M
Returns all minimized windows to original size.
Windows key+R
Runs the Windows Run dialog box.
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Operating Your Computer
To use the embedded keypad
Your computer’s built-in keyboard includes an embedded keypad you can use to type
numbers and arithmetic operators. The keys in this keypad are marked using light blue
characters.
• Press Fn+F8 to turn on the embedded keypad.
• Hold Fn while typing a key to turn the embedded keypad on temporarily.
When the embedded keypad is active, you can use Num Lock to change how the keypad
functions:
• Num Lock on: the keys enter the numbers and arithmetic operators printed in light
gold on the keyboard.
• Num Lock off: the keys act as cursor control keys, as marked on an external
keyboard.
To use the ALT GR key
Non-U.S. keyboards have an ALT GR key to the right of the spacebar. This is a shift key
that provides access to certain special keyboard characters.
• For a character in the lower-right corner of a key, press and hold ALT GR to type the
character.
1. Shifted.
2. Unshifted.
3. ALT GR.
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Operating Your Computer
To adjust the display
Changing the brightness
• Press Fn+F1 or Fn+F2 to decrease or increase (respectively) the display’s brightness.
–or–
• Click Start, All Programs (or Programs), Hewlett-Packard, Notebook, HP Display
Settings. You have the option of adding a display settings icon in the taskbar for quick
access.
Hint
To maximize your battery operating time, set the brightness to the lowest level you can
view comfortably.
Changing display settings
You can customize a number of display settings for your computer, such as color depth
and screen area.
1. Click Start, Control Panel, Appearance and Themes, Display (Windows XP), or click
Start, Settings, Control Panel, and then double-click Display (Windows 2000).
2. Click the Settings tab, and then choose the settings you want.
The computer has an LCD display, which behaves differently from a normal computer
monitor. If you change the display resolution, the desktop changes size, but the objects on
it do not. You normally won’t change the resolution except to use an external monitor.
Changing icon and label sizes
If the icons and labels on your screen seem too small, you can enlarge them using
HP Desktop Zoom.
• Click Start, All Programs (or Programs), Hewlett-Packard, HP Desktop Zoom,
HP Desktop Zoom.
Using an external monitor
If you want, you can attach an external monitor to your notebook computer. See “To use
an external monitor” on page 82.
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Operating Your Computer
To adjust the volume
To increase or decrease the volume
• Press Fn+PageUp or Fn+PageDown.
• Press the back or front half of the volume control on the right side of the computer.
• Click the speaker icon in the taskbar (if not present, see Windows Help), and drag the
volume control bar up or down.
To mute the audio
You can mute the audio output without changing the volume setting. This feature is
handy when you want to block all speaker output regardless of what your computer is
doing.
• Press Fn+Backspace.
• Press the audio mute button on the right side of the computer. The button lights when
audio is muted.
• Click the speaker icon in the taskbar (if not present, see Windows Help), and click
Mute.
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Operating Your Computer
To change computer settings for a presentation
When you show a presentation to an audience, you’ll often want to adjust some of your
video and power settings for the show. You can easily do this with HP Presentation
Ready, an application that automatically adjusts your computer for slide shows and
similar presentations, and also opens the presentation itself. Once the presentation is
through, HP Presentation Ready automatically returns your computer to its normal
settings.
To prepare for the presentation
1. Click Start, All Programs (or Programs), Hewlett-Packard, HP Presentation Ready,
Configure.
–or–
Click the HP Presentation Ready icon in the taskbar (if present), and then click
Configure.
2. Select the presentation you want to show. If you don’t select one, you can choose one
when you start the show.
3. If you want to change the video or power settings for the show, click Settings.
To show the presentation
• If a One-Touch button is assigned to HP Presentation Ready, press that button.
–or–
Click Start, All Programs (or Programs), Hewlett-Packard, HP Presentation Ready,
Start Presentation.
–or–
Click the HP Presentation Ready icon in the taskbar (if present), and then click Start
Presentation.
To adjust settings during the presentation, press the One-Touch button or click the
taskbar icon and choose Configure.
To end the presentation and restore the computer’s normal settings, close the presentation
application or click the taskbar icon and choose Stop Presentation.
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Basic Operation
Using CDs or DVDs
Using CDs or DVDs
To insert or remove a CD or DVD
CAUTION
Do not remove a CD or DVD while the computer is reading it. Otherwise, the
computer could stop responding and you could lose data.
Be sure to press the CD or DVD onto the spindle. You can damage the disk or
drive if you just lay it on the tray.
1. Press the button on the face of the CD-ROM or DVD drive. If you are using this drive
for the first time, be sure to remove the cardboard packing insert.
2. Place the CD or DVD into the drive (label facing up) and gently press down to seat it
on the spindle.
–or–
Remove the CD or DVD.
3. Slide the tray back into the module to close it.
If your computer loses power, you can manually open the drive to remove a CD. Insert a
straightened paper clip into the recessed hole on the front of the drive to open it.
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Using CDs or DVDs
To play DVD movies
If your computer came with a DVD drive, it also includes DVD player software that lets
you play DVD movies.
• Click Start, All Programs (or Programs), Multimedia, DVD Player, InterVideo
WinDVD.
For Windows XP, you can also use Windows Media Player to play DVD movies.
To play DVD movies on a TV, see “To use a TV set as a monitor” on page 84.
Hint
For best performance while playing movies on battery power, set the Control Panel
power scheme to Portable/Laptop (Windows XP). See “How the computer manages
power automatically” on page 52.
Important
DVDs can have regional codes embedded in the disc data. These codes prevent DVD
movies from being played outside the region of the world in which they are sold. If you
get a region code error, you are trying to play a DVD intended for a different region.
Most DVD drives let you change the region code only a limited number of times
(usually no more than four). When you reach this limit, your last change to the region
code will be hard-coded on the DVD drive, and will be permanent. Your HP warranty
does not cover the expense of correcting this situation. Refer to the help for your DVD
player software for details about setting region codes.
To create or copy CDs
If your computer came with a CD-RW drive, it also includes software that lets you copy
or create CDs.
• Click Start, All Programs (or Programs), Multimedia, CD Writer, RecordNow,
RecordNow.
For Windows XP, you can use Windows Media Player to create audio CDs, and
Windows Explorer to create data CDs using a CD-RW drive.
Refer to the software’s help for details about creating or copying CDs. HP recommends
using HP C4403A (CD-R) or C4404A (CD-RW) media—read and write quality may
vary for other media.
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Securing Your Computer
Securing Your Computer
To set up password protection
You can protect your computer from access by another user when you set up password
protection, which is available through Windows and through the BIOS Setup utility. For
complete protection, set passwords in Windows as well as through BIOS Setup.
To cancel password protection, set an empty password.
BIOS Setup Utility
1. Click Start, Turn Off Computer (or Shut Down), Restart.
2. When the HP logo appears, press F2 to enter BIOS Setup.
3. From the Security menu, enter or modify the Administrator Password or User
Password as needed. See “Security Menu” on page 120.
4. Press F10 to save and exit BIOS Setup.
Windows XP
1. Click Start, Control Panel, User Accounts, and then select your account.
2. Click Create a Password, and then set the password.
3. Click Start, Control Panel, Performance and Maintenance, Power Options.
4. On the Advanced tab, select the option to prompt for a password when the computer
leaves Standby mode.
Windows 2000
1. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL, and then select Change Password to change the password.
2. Create or modify your Windows password.
3. Click Start, Settings, Control Panel, and then double-click Power Options.
4. On the Advanced tab, select the option to prompt for a password when the computer
leaves Standby mode.
To protect your computer when you’re not using it, see “To lock your computer” below.
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To lock your computer
To protect against unauthorized access while your computer is running, lock the
computer before leaving it unattended, or set up a screen saver with a password in
Control Panel Display. You can lock the computer these ways:
• Press the HP Quick Lock button—the five One-Touch buttons are located above the
keyboard.
–or–
• Press CTRL+ALT+DEL and click Lock Computer. This option may not be available
in all configurations.
To unlock the computer, follow your normal logon steps.
To attach a security cable
Your computer includes a built-in connector you can use to secure the computer with a
cable and a lock (such as the Kensington MicroSaver lock system, available at many
computer stores).
1. Wrap the cable around a secure object, such as a table leg.
2. Loop the cable to create a slip knot around the stationary object, and make sure it
can’t slip off.
3. Insert the lock into the security connector on the left side of the computer and release
the key. Store the key in a safe place away from the computer.
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Securing Your Computer
To protect against viruses
Virus-protection software can help protect the integrity of your data. This is especially
important if you use the Web.
Your computer comes equipped with Norton AntiVirus software. You can get detailed
instructions from the software’s online Help.
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Working in Comfort with a Notebook PC
Working in Comfort with a Notebook PC
WARNING
Improper use of keyboards and other input devices has been associated with
ergonomic injury. For more information about reducing your risk, visit our
ergonomics Web site at www.hp.com/ergo—or see Working in Comfort in the
online HP Library.
You can use your HP notebook computer virtually anywhere, anytime. The following
recommendations should help you work more comfortably.
Note
If you are using your portable computer as your primary computer, or using it for
extended periods, you should use it with a full-size keyboard, monitor, and mouse. This
will give your portable computer the adjustability and comfort features of a desktop
unit. HP docking accessories offer quick, easy connections to these devices. More
information on how to prepare your workspace environment and set up your HP
equipment is available in Working in Comfort, which is preloaded on the hard disk in
the HP Library and available on the Windows 2000 Recovery CD or DVD in
\hp\library—as well as at www.hp.com/ergo.
Your Mobile Work Environment
• Use a chair that provides good support for your lower back. If an adjustable chair is
not available, you can use a pillow or rolled-up towel to provide lower back support.
• Try to keep your thighs parallel to the floor and your feet flat on the floor. In a mobile
environment, you can do this by using a phone book or briefcase to support your feet.
• Adjust the height of either your work surface or chair to keep your arms in a neutral
position. Your arms should be relaxed and loose, elbows at your sides, with the
forearms and hands parallel with the floor.
• Position your notebook computer display to minimize glare and reflection. For
example, on an airplane, lower the window shade, or in a hotel room, draw the
curtains. You also should maintain a comfortable viewing distance–approximately 40
to 60 cm (16 to 24 inches). Adjust the angle of your display to help keep your head
angled slightly downward in a comfortable position.
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Working in Comfort with a Notebook PC
Using Your Mobile Computer
• Position the computer so your wrists and hands are in a neutral position. Your wrists
should be as straight as possible and should not have to bend sideways or more than
10 degrees up or down. If your notebook computer does not have a built-in palm rest,
you can use a rolled-up towel.
• Try to type as lightly as possible. The notebook keyboard requires little force to
activate.
• Take frequent, short rest breaks–this is especially important in a mobile computing
environment.
• Portable computers weigh between approximately 1.4 and 3.7 kilos (3 and 8 pounds).
When traveling, be sure to carry your computer properly to minimize strain on your
body. Shift the bag containing your notebook equipment frequently between your left
and right hands and shoulders.
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Taking Care of Your Computer
Taking Care of Your Computer
Use the following recommendations to maintain your computer during everyday use and
prevent potential physical damage or data loss.
To protect your hard disk drive
Hard disk drives, as well as other internal components, are not indestructible and can be
damaged by inappropriate handling and operation.
• Avoid bumps or jolts.
• Do not operate the computer while traveling over bumpy terrain.
• Suspend or shut down the computer before transporting it. This turns off the hard
drive. A drop of a few inches onto a rigid surface while the hard drive is operating
could destroy data or damage the drive.
• Carry the computer in a padded case to protect against bumps and jolts.
• Set down the computer gently.
To maintain your computer
• Provide adequate ventilation around the computer. Always set the computer on a flat
surface, so that air can flow freely around and underneath it.
• Always shut down the computer or put it in Hibernate mode before putting it in a
carrying case or other enclosed space.
• Do not pick up or carry the computer by its display.
• Observe the temperature limits and other specifications listed in “Hardware
Specifications” on page 136. Do not use the computer outside in the rain or snow
(inclement weather). If the computer is cold, warm it gradually to avoid condensation.
• Maintain your battery for best performance—see “To get the most from your
batteries” on page 56.
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Taking Care of Your Computer
To safeguard your data
• Do not use a pointing device or activate any other device that interrupts operation
while the system is starting or stopping.
• Back up your work regularly. Copy files to floppy, CD-RW, or network drives.
• Use a virus-scanning program (such as the Norton AntiVirus program included with
your computer) to check the integrity of your files and operating system. Since new
viruses appear frequently, you will also want to update the program’s virus definitions
from time to time; updates are on the Web at www.symantec.com for Norton
AntiVirus.
• Check your disk using the Tools tab in the disk’s Properties window.
To extend the life of the display
• Set the display brightness to the lowest comfortable level (Fn+F1).
• When working at your desk, connect an external monitor and turn off the internal
display (Fn+F5).
• If you are not using an external monitor, set the Turn off monitor timeouts (for both
AC and battery operation) to the shortest comfortable interval.
• Avoid using a screen saver or other software that prevents the computer from
changing to Display-off or Standby mode after a timeout period. If you use a screen
saver, enable the option to shut off the display after a time delay.
• Do not disable Display-off or Standby timeouts.
• If you are using AC power and have no external monitor attached, put the computer in
Standby mode when not in use.
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Taking Care of Your Computer
To clean your computer
• You can clean the computer with a soft cloth dampened with clean water or with
water containing a mild detergent. Do not use an excessively wet cloth, and take care
to keep water out of the case.
• Do not use abrasive cleaners, especially on the display. Do not apply any cleaner
directly to the display. Instead, apply the cleaner to a soft cloth and then gently wipe
the display.
• You can clean the keyboard with a vacuum cleaner to remove accumulated dust.
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Managing Power Consumption
Managing Power Consumption
When you’re running your computer on battery power, you will want to maximize
operating time without compromising performance. Your computer is designed to help
you reduce power consumption and extend battery life without needing to turn it off.
• During idle periods, the computer automatically enters power-saving modes after
specified timeout periods. You can adjust these timeouts to suit your working habits.
• You can manually send the computer into a power-saving mode at any time by
pressing the appropriate key—see “To manage power manually” on page 54.
How the computer manages power automatically
Your computer automatically enters Hibernate mode and Standby mode, and turns off the
hard disk and display based on values set in Power Options in Control Panel.
Automatic action
Occurs after…
To resume…
Turns off hard disk.
Turns off the hard disk drive. This is usually
set to occur shortly after the display is turned
off.
The hard disk is not accessed
for the specified interval.
Begin using the computer:
the hard disk turns on
when needed.
Turns off display.
Turns off the display to conserve battery
power and extend the life of the display.
No keyboard, pointing device,
or other input activity occurs for
the specified interval.
Press any key or move a
pointing device to turn on
the display.
Enters Standby mode.
Maintains your current session in RAM, and
turns off the display and other components
to conserve battery power.
No pointing devices are used,
no disk drive is accessed, and
no port (serial, parallel, or IR) is
active for the specified interval.
Press the power button to
return to your current
session.
Enters Hibernate mode.
Saves your current session to the hard disk,
and then turns off the computer.
The computer stays in Standby
mode for the specified interval.
Press the power button to
restore your previous
session.
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CAUTION
Make a habit of saving your work before allowing your computer to enter Standby
mode. If power is interrupted while the computer is in Standby mode, any
information that was not saved will be lost.
The computer can also enter Hibernate mode if battery power reaches a critically low
level. (See “To respond to a low-battery warning” on page 56.) If this happens, you will
find on resuming that all your data has been saved, but some functions may be disabled.
To resume normal operation, restore power by connecting an AC adapter or installing a
charged battery, and then shut the computer off and restart it.
Changing timeout settings and creating power schemes
You can adjust the periods of non-use after which your computer automatically shuts
down components or enters a power-saving mode. You can also save these settings as a
power scheme.
1. Open Power Options in Control Panel:
• Windows XP: click Start, Control Panel, Performance and Maintenance, Power
Options.
• Windows 2000: click Start, Settings, Control Panel, and then double-click Power
Options.
2. Click the Power Schemes tab, and enter the settings you want. If you don’t want a
particular timeout to occur, set the value to Never. See Windows Help for details.
If you want to save the settings as a power scheme, click Save As and enter a name
for the scheme.
CAUTION
Do not disable Hibernate support in the Power settings, or you will lose any
unsaved data if the computer’s battery runs down completely.
Managing CPU power
To conserve battery power, the computer automatically runs the processor at a slower
speed when the AC adapter is unplugged. To run with maximum performance, plug in the
AC adapter. For Windows XP, you can control the processor speed and power in Control
Panel Power Options—on the Power Schemes tab, select the power scheme you want.
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Managing Power Consumption
To manage power manually
In addition to allowing the computer to enter its power-saving modes automatically, you
can also put it into any of the following three modes whenever you need to.
Power mode
Does this…
Use when…
To enter this mode…
Standby
Maintains your current
session in RAM, and turns off
the display and other
components.
You will be away
from your computer
for up to several
hours.
Press the power button
–or–
click Start, Turn Off Computer,
Stand By (Windows XP)
–or–
click Start, Shut Down,
Standby (Windows 2000)
Hibernate
Saves the current session to
disk, and then shuts down.
Provides maximum power
savings while still allowing
you to recover the current
session.
You will be away
from your computer
for a day or more,
but want to continue
your session.
Press Fn+F12
–or–
click Start, Shut Down,
Hibernate (Windows 2000).
Off
Turns off your computer,
providing maximum power
savings. The current session
will not be saved, and any
unsaved data will be lost.
You’re done with
your work.
Click Start, Turn Off
Computer, Turn Off
(Windows XP)
–or–
click Start, Shut Down, Shut
down (Windows 2000)
–or–
press the power button (only if
the Start menu procedure
doesn’t work).
You can also turn off the display by closing the lid.
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Using Battery Power
Using Battery Power
To check battery status
From the battery status light
You computer has a battery status light—see “Status Lights” on page 17.
From the Windows taskbar
The Windows taskbar can display a power icon that provides detailed battery status
information (see Windows Help for details). The icon looks like a battery when AC is not
connected.
• Place the pointer over the power icon to display the remaining battery charge. This
value is shown as either a percentage of charge remaining, or as time remaining.
• Double-click the power icon to open the Battery Meter window.
From the Windows Control Panel
• Windows XP: click Start, Control Panel, Performance and Maintenance, Power
Options, and then click the Power Meter tab to see the battery status. The Alarms and
Advanced tabs provide additional Windows’ power-information options.
• Windows 2000: click Start, Settings, Control Panel, and then double-click Power
Options. This provides access to all of Windows’ power-information options.
On the battery
1. Remove the battery from the computer—see “Step 1: Install the battery” on page 19.
2. Press the contact pad on the side of the battery. The number of lights that turn on
indicates the remaining charge (each light represents 20% of a full charge).
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Using Battery Power
To respond to a low-battery warning
The computer automatically alerts you when the battery power drops to a critically low
level. The computer first emits a high-pitched beep or displays a warning message. Then,
if you do not restore power within a short time, the computer goes into Hibernate mode.
Once the computer enters Hibernate mode in this way, you won’t be able to turn it on
again until you restore power by doing one of the following:
• Replace the battery with a charged one. See “Step 1: Install the battery” on page 19.
• Plug in the AC adapter. See “Step 2: Connect AC power” on page 21.
Note
If you plug in the AC adapter, you can continue to work while your battery recharges.
To recharge the battery
CAUTION
The AC adapter is normally warm whenever plugged into an AC outlet. The
computer is normally warm while recharging. Don’t recharge the computer in a
briefcase or other confined space, or its battery could overheat.
• Plug the AC adapter into the computer.
To get the longest operating time, wait until the battery’s charge is below 50% before
recharging, and then charge it fully (100%). Charging can take up to approximately
3 hours. If you continue working while the battery charges, the charging time may
increase to 4 hours.
A fully charged battery can operate the computer for up to 3 hours, depending on your
computer’s model, power management settings, and level of use.
To get the most from your batteries
Follow these suggestions to make your battery’s power last as long as possible.
• Plug in the AC adapter, especially when using a CD-ROM or DVD drive, or any
external connections such as a PC Card or a modem.
• Set the display brightness to the lowest comfortable level (Fn+F1).
• Put the computer in Standby mode whenever you are not using it for a short while:
press the power button, or click Start, Turn Off Computer (or Shut Down), Standby.
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• Put the computer in Hibernate mode whenever you want to save your current session,
but will not be using the computer for a day or more: press Fn+F12.
• Set the automatic timeout settings to emphasize saving power—see “How the
computer manages power automatically” on page 52.
• If your computer has a wireless on-off button, turn off the wireless function when
you’re not using it. Press the wireless on-off button so the light turns off.
• Check that the display is using the Powerplay option. In Control Panel Display, on the
Settings tab click Advanced, and then on the Powerplay tab check whether Powerplay
is enabled. This allows the computer to save power when it’s not needed by the
display.
• If you have an I/O PC Card—that is, a PC Card having an external connection, such
as a network card—remove it when you’re not using it. Some I/O cards use
significant power even while they’re inactive.
• If you work with an application that uses an I/O PC Card, exit the application when
you finish using it.
In addition, follow these suggestions to extend the life of your batteries.
• Do not leave batteries unused for long periods. If you have more than one, rotate
them.
• If you normally use AC power, make a practice of using the battery as your power
source at least once a week.
• Unplug the AC adapter when the computer is not in use.
• To preserve the life of a battery, be sure to charge it regularly.
• For long-term storage, the battery must be charged 20–50% to minimize capacity loss
by self-discharge and to avoid deterioration of battery performance.
• To maintain maximum battery capacity and accuracy of the battery gauge, perform
this calibration procedure every few months:
1. Click Start, All Programs (or Programs), Hewlett-Packard, Notebook, HP Battery
Optimizer.
2. Follow the displayed instructions to test and condition your battery. The process
could take 4–6 hours or more per battery. You can use the computer during the
process. If you interrupt the process, the battery might be left with a low charge.
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Using the Modem
You can connect your modem to a telephone line and communicate with other computers
throughout the world. You can explore the Internet, send and receive e-mail messages,
and use your PC to send and receive faxes. Your computer contains several software
programs that work with your modem:
• Internet Explorer, for browsing the World Wide Web
• Outlook Express, for sending and receiving e-mail messages
• Windows XP Fax Console or Windows 2000 fax software for sending and receiving
faxes
The modem is a high-speed 56-Kbps modem. For best performance, you can connect to
any Internet Service Provider (ISP) or modem network that has V.90 or V.92
interoperable modems. Check with your ISP for a list of telephone numbers that support
V.90 or V.92.
The maximum speed for faxing is 14.4 Kbps. Even though the modem is capable of
downloading at 56 Kbps, your ISP or modem network may not operate at this speed or
support this technology. Please check with your service provider for information on its
capabilities. Furthermore, download transmission rates depend on the condition of the
telephone line.
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To connect the modem
CAUTION
To reduce the risk of fire, use only No. 26 AWG or larger telecommunications line
cord to connect the modem to the telephone wall jack.
1. Check that the telephone line is an analog line, sometimes called a data line. (You
must not use a digital line.)
2. Connect a telephone cord with an RJ-11 plug into a telephone jack. If the plug on the
phone cord doesn’t fit the jack, you may need to use an adapter.
3. Plug the other end of the phone cord into the built-in modem.
4. Check your modem’s country or region settings:
• Windows XP: click Start, Control Panel, Printers and Other Hardware, Phone and
Modem Options.
• Windows 2000: click Start, Settings, Control Panel, double-click Phone and
Modem Options, and then click Edit on the Dialing Rules tab.
CAUTION
Your built-in modem may not work with multiple phone lines or a private branch
exchange (PBX), cannot be connected to a coin-operated telephone, and does not
work with party lines. Some of these connections may result in excess electrical
voltage and could cause a malfunction in the internal modem. Check your
telephone line type prior to connecting your phone line.
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Special restrictions in certain countries
• Many countries impose a blackout period after a modem repeatedly fails to connect to
a service provider. The number of failed attempts and the period you must wait before
trying again differ from country to country: check with your telephone company.
For example, if you are dialing from Italy and fail to connect to your server or cancel
the connection, you must wait one minute before dialing that number again. If you
dial before then, you will get an error message that says “delay.” After the fourth
failed connection, you must wait one hour before trying the number again. If you dial
before the hour is up, you will get a message that says “black list.”
• When using a modem in the Republic of South Africa, an external surge protector
may be necessary in order to prevent computer damage by lightning or other electrical
surges. Connect any approved surge protector to the modem cable whenever you are
using the modem.
To connect to the Internet
Signing up with an Internet Service Provider
Before you can connect to the Internet, you need to set up an account with an Internet
Service Provider (ISP). For some countries and models, Hewlett-Packard provides easy
Internet signup so that you can connect quickly to an ISP.
1. Connect your built-in modem—see the previous topic. (If you prefer, you can use a
PC Card modem or an external modem.)
2. If available, double-click the Connect to the Internet or Easy Internet Signup icon on
the desktop. This launches the Internet Connection or New Connection wizard, which
helps you locate an ISP in your area, transfer an existing Internet account to this
computer, or set up an Internet connection manually.
–or–
If available, click Start, Programs, Online Services (Windows XP or 2000) or Start,
All Programs, Easy Internet Signup (Windows XP), and select one of the listed ISPs.
This begins the registration process for the ISP you choose.
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Connecting to the Internet
1. Double-click the Internet Explorer icon on the desktop. For your first connection,
you’ll be prompted for information about your connection.
2. Click the Connect button in the Dial-up Connection or Network Connections window.
For Windows XP, to display an icon for your connection, open Network Connections in
Control Panel, right-click the connection, select Properties, and select the icon option. For
Windows 2000, when you are successfully connected to the Internet, you’ll see a connect
icon (two connected computers) in the taskbar.
To disconnect from the Internet
You remain connected to the Internet until you shut down the computer, disconnect the
phone line from the computer, or give a command to hang up the connection.
• For Windows XP, click Start, Control Panel, Network and Internet Connections,
Network Connections, and then right-click the connection and select Disconnect.
–or–
Double-click the connect icon in the taskbar, and click Disconnect. (For
Windows XP, you can enable this icon as described in “To connect to the Internet,”
above.)
To dial in to a network
You can use the modem to dial in to a LAN (local area network) that supports dial-in
connections. This gives you access to network resources from a remote location.
• See Windows Help for information about setting up and using dial-in network
connections—click Start, Help and Support (or Help).
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Using the Modem
To change your modem settings
The modem is already set up to be compatible with telephone systems and modems in
most areas. However, in some situations, you may have to change modem settings to
match local conditions. If you have questions about local requirements, contact your
telephone company.
• Control Panel. Open Phone and Modem Options in Control Panel to change many
modem settings. On the Modems tab, click Properties to set connection speeds, or on
the Dialing Rules tab click Edit to set dialing options.
• Communications software. Many communications applications provide options for
controlling modem settings. See the help for your software.
• AT commands. You can control many aspects of modem operation using modem AT
commands. AT commands are special strings of characters sent to the modem to set
up specific conditions. Those command strings normally start with “AT”. For a list of
AT commands for the built-in modem, see “Modem Reference Information” on
page 139.
Open Phone and Modem Options in Control Panel. On the Modems tab, click
Properties. You can type AT commands on the Advanced tab in the space for extra
settings.
For example, to force a built-in modem to turn off its speaker, you can use the M0
command as shown in table of AT commands—type ATM0 in the space for extra
settings.
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To send and receive e-mail
Sending and receiving e-mail requires an e-mail account with an Internet Service
Provider or with your company’s communications system. If you are using AOL, e-mail
services are part of your AOL service. For another ISP, you can use Outlook Express
(included with your computer) or an e-mail system of your choice. This topic includes
instructions for using Outlook Express.
To start Outlook Express
1. Click Start, All Programs (or Programs), Outlook Express, or double-click Outlook
Express on the desktop (if available).
2. If you are not currently connected to the Internet, the Dial-up Connection window
appears. Choose Connect to connect to the Internet.
To send an e-mail message
1. In Outlook Express, click the New Mail or Create Mail tool on the toolbar.
2. Fill in the information in the New Message window.
3. When you’re finished, click the Send button.
To receive e-mail messages
1. In Outlook Express, click the Send/Recv tool on the toolbar to have Outlook deliver
new messages.
2. Click the Inbox folder to view the list of messages. Unread messages appear bold on
the screen.
3. To view a message, click it once. (Or double-click to view the message in its own
window.)
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To send and receive faxes (Windows XP)
Sending and receiving faxes requires just a telephone connection—you don’t need an
Internet connection. You can use the modem and fax software to send and receive faxes
on your computer. Fax Console fax software is included with Windows XP.
To set up Fax Console
Before you can use Fax Console, you need to install it.
1. Click Start, Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs.
2. Click Add/Remove Windows Components, select Fax Services, and follow the
instructions on the screen. If prompted for the Windows CD, point instead to the
c:\i386 directory.
To start Fax Console
• Click Start, All Programs, Accessories, Communications, Fax, Fax Console.
The first time you start Fax Console, the Fax Configuration Wizard steps you through the
process of setting options and customizing the program for your personal use. Follow the
onscreen instructions. If you’re not sure which setting to choose, accept the default
choice.
To send a fax
• Click Start, All Programs, Accessories, Communications, Fax, Send a Fax, and then
follow the instructions that appear on the screen.
If instead you want to send a document as a fax, open the document in its application
window, and then open the Print dialog box. Change the selected printer to Fax, and then
print it.
To receive faxes
Faxes are automatically received when Fax Console is running in an open or minimized
window. New faxes are indicated in the status box in the Fax Console window. To
receive a fax manually:
• When a fax call is coming in, click Receive now on the Fax Console menu bar.
To view and print a fax
1. In the Fax Console tree, click Inbox, and then double-click the fax you want to view.
2. Click the printer icon to print the fax.
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To send and receive faxes (Windows 2000)
Sending and receiving faxes requires just a telephone connection—you don’t need an
Internet connection. You can use the modem and fax software to send and receive faxes
on your computer. Fax software is built into Windows 2000.
To set up for faxing
1. Click Start, Settings, Control Panel, Fax. Enter your fax information.
2. On the Advanced Options tab, add a fax printer.
If you do not want to receive faxes, stop here.
3. On the Advanced Options tab, open the Fax Service Management window.
4. In the list under Fax, click Devices, and then right-click the modem and click
Properties.
5. On the General tab, enable the modem to receive faxes.
6. On the Received Faxes tab, select the option to save faxes in a folder.
To send a fax
• Click Start, Programs, Accessories, Communications, Fax, Send Cover Page Fax.
Follow the instructions to create and send the fax.
If instead you want to send a document as a fax, open the document in its application
window, and then open the Print dialog box. Change the selected printer to the fax
printer, and then print it.
To receive, view, and print faxes
If you enabled the modem to receive faxes, they are automatically received.
1. Click Start, Programs, Accessories, Communications, Fax, My Faxes.
2. In the Received Faxes folder, double-click the fax.
3. To print, click File, Print.
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Connecting to a LAN
You can connect to local area networks (LANs), which give you access to network
resources, such as printers and file servers on your corporate network, and possibly to the
Internet.
To connect to a LAN
1. Check that the existing LAN supports Ethernet 10Base-T (10 Mbps) or 100Base-TX
(100 Mbps) connections.
2. Plug the LAN cable (not supplied) into the built-in LAN port. The cable must have an
RJ-45 connector.
3. Windows automatically detects and sets up a LAN connection. To edit settings, open
Network and Dial-up Connections in Control Panel.
See Windows Help for information about setting up and using LAN connections—click
Start, Help and Support (or Help). Contact your network administrator for network
information.
Two lights next to the LAN port indicate the status of the connection:
• The yellow light indicates network activity.
• The green light indicates a 100 MB per second link.
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Making Wireless Connections
If your computer includes a wireless on-off button—located on the right side of the front
of the computer—you can connect by radio to a wireless local area network (LAN) and
access computers and other resources on the network.
A wireless network provides all the functions of a typical “wired” network, but also
provides for “roaming.” Since your computer connects to the network by radio rather
than through cables, you can move from place to place within the network—from your
office to a conference room, for example—and remain on the network the entire time.
To prepare for connections (Windows XP)
Before you can connect your computer to a particular 802.11 wireless network, you have
to configure the computer for the specific wireless connection.
Connecting to an Existing Wireless Network
You can connect to an access point that gives you access to a local area network, or you
can connect directly to other computers in an “adhoc” network.
1. Right-click the wireless network connection icon in the taskbar, and then select View
Available Wireless Networks from the pop-up menu.
2. A list of available networks appears. Select the network you want, enter the
encryption key if required, and click Connect.
If the network you want is not on the list, click Advanced, Configure, and enter the
required network parameters. If the network is not using 802.1x authentication
protocol, clear the automatic key option.
3. On the General tab, edit network settings as needed for your local network. See your
network administrator. You can also display an icon in the taskbar when connected to
a network.
4. On the Wireless Networks tab, view the wireless networks available within range.
Each network SSID is listed. Click the network you want and click Configure.
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5. If the wireless network uses standard encrypted communication, uncheck the
automatic key option, and then select the following parameters—see your network
administrator for the required settings:
• Key: ASCII passphrase or hexadecimal key string.
• Key format: ASCII for passphrase, hexadecimal for key string.
• Key length: smaller number for 64-bit encryption, larger number for 128-bit.
6. Click OK to save the configuration. This network is added to your list of preferred
networks.
The computer automatically connects to the first preferred network that’s within range if
wireless communication is turned on—see “To turn wireless communication on and off”
on page 73.
Creating a New Computer-to-Computer Network (AdHoc)
You can set up a new network available to other local computers.
1. Click Start, Control Panel, Network and Internet Connections, Network Connections.
2. Double-click the wireless connection to show its status, and then click Properties.
3. On the Wireless Networks tab, click Add to create a new network.
4. Type a name for the new network.
5. If you want to use encrypted communication, uncheck the automatic key option, and
then select the following parameters:
• Key: ASCII passphrase or hexadecimal key string.
• Key format: ASCII for passphrase, hexadecimal for key string.
• Key length: smaller number for 64-bit encryption, larger number for 128-bit.
6. Mark the option to make this a computer-to-computer (adhoc) network.
7. Click OK to save the configuration. This network is added to your list of preferred
networks and becomes available to other computers.
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To prepare for connections (Windows 2000)
Before you can connect your computer to a particular 802.11 wireless network, you have
to configure the computer for the specific type of connection: “AdHoc” or
“Infrastructure.”
Computer-to-Computer Connection (AdHoc)
An AdHoc network provides a wireless connection from your computer directly to one or
more computers with wireless capabilities, even if they aren’t connected to a LAN. You
can then share resources such as shared files, printers, and Internet connections with the
other computers.
1. Click the wireless link icon in the taskbar.
2. On the Configuration tab, set these parameters:
Mode: AdHoc.
ESSID: any name; must be identical for all computers connecting to each other. Do
not use a name that is used by a nearby access point.
AdHoc Channel: must be identical for all computers connecting to each other. For
best performance, do not use a channel that is the same as or adjacent to a channel
already being used by a nearby access point.
3. If the computers use encrypted communication, use the Encryption tab to set the
following parameters, which must be identical for all computers that will connect to
each other:
Encryption: 64-bit or 128-bit.
Key: see the hint below.
The computers automatically connect whenever they’re within range of each other and
wireless communication is turned on—see “To turn wireless communication on and off,”
below.
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LAN Connection (Infrastructure)
In an infrastructure network, your computer connects to a LAN (local area network)
through a wireless access point. This gives you access to the resources on the network,
such as printers, file servers, and possibly the Internet. Your network administrator can
provide the settings you’ll need to connect to the wireless access point, as well as the
additional settings you’ll need for the network itself.
1. Set up your computer for your local network:
Windows automatically detects and sets up a LAN connection. To edit settings, open
Network and Dial-up Connections in Control Panel.
2. Click the wireless link icon in the taskbar.
3. On the Configuration tab, set these parameters:
Mode: Infrastructure.
ESSID: the ID used by the access point. “ANY” connects to the access point with the
strongest signal, regardless of its ESSID.
4. If your wireless network uses encrypted communication, use the Encryption tab to set
these parameters—see the network administrator for the required settings:
Encryption: 64-bit or 128-bit.
Key: see the hint below.
The computer automatically connects to the infrastructure network whenever it’s within
range of an access point and wireless communication is turned on—see “To turn wireless
communication on and off,” below.
Hint
If the wireless network uses shared authentication, open Windows Device Manager,
expand the network devices, and double-click the 802.11 device. On the Advanced tab,
set the authentication algorithm.
If you are connecting to an access point or computer that is using Lucent/Agere-based
software, you must set up compatible encryption on your computer. You can enter the
encryption key manually. If you know only the Lucent/Agere passphrase, see
c:\hp\drivers\wireless\readme.txt.
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To turn wireless communication on and off
Important
Wireless networks and cellular modems are examples of devices that use wireless
communication. Such devices may be restricted in some situations or environments,
such as when traveling in an airplane. If in doubt, be sure to ask for authorization before
turning on your computer’s wireless networking.
In Italy, Singapore, and possibly other countries, you may be required to ask the
responsible authority for a license paid for by you before using the wireless function.
Turning on communication and making a connection
1. If the computer isn’t on, turn it on.
2. The wireless indicator light is lit whenever the wireless function is on. If the indicator
isn’t lit, do one of the following:
Press the wireless on-off button.
–or–
Windows XP: Click Start, Control Panel, Network and Internet Connections,
Network Connections, and then double-click the wireless network connection icon.
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Windows 2000: Click the wireless icon in the taskbar, and then click Radio On/Off.
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If you’re within range of your wireless network, your computer automatically connects.
To check the status of your wireless connection, open Network Connections in Control
Panel and double-click the connection (Windows XP), or click the wireless link icon in
the taskbar and click the Link tab (Windows 2000).
Turning off communication and ending a connection
1. Important: close any files that reside on other network computers.
2. To turn off the wireless function without turning off the computer, do one of the
following:
Press the wireless on-off button.
–or–
Windows XP: Right-click the wireless network connection icon in the taskbar and
select Disable.
–or–
Windows 2000: Click the wireless icon in the taskbar, and then click Radio On/Off.
Suspending or shutting down the computer also turns off the wireless function.
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Connecting PC Cards
The computer’s PC Card slots are available for storing data and expanding the
communication capabilities of the computer. The computer supports standard Type II and
III PC Cards (PCMCIA and CardBus).You can insert two Type II cards or one Type III
card.
To insert or remove a PC Card
Inserting a PC Card
1. Hold the PC Card with its face up and its connector holes toward the card slot.
2. Slide the PC Card all the way into the slot. Most cards are properly seated when the
outer edge is flush with the casing of the computer, but some cards are designed to
protrude from the case.
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Removing a PC Card
CAUTION
Before removing a PC Card, you must use the Eject Hardware or Safely Remove
Hardware icon in the taskbar, or shut down the computer. Otherwise, you could
lose data.
1. Before removing the card, click the Eject Hardware or Safely Remove Hardware icon
in the taskbar, and then click the card you want to remove. This protects your data and
helps avoid unexpected problems.
If needed, you can restart the card by removing and then reinserting it.
2. Flip out the eject button, then press it in to eject the PC Card.
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Connecting External Devices
Connecting External Devices
To identify connectors for external devices
The diagrams below show your computer’s connectors for external devices and for the
port replicator.
Locating connectors on the computer
1. Universal serial bus (USB) port.
2. AC adapter jack.
3. Two USB ports.
4. LAN port.
5. PS/2 keyboard or PS/2 mouse port.
6. Parallel port (LPT1). Use this port for a parallel printer or other parallel device.
7. External monitor port.
8. S-video port.
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9. Audio jacks (left to right): audio out (headphones), external microphone.
10. Modem port.
11. IEEE 1394 port (on certain models).
12. Infrared port.
Locating connectors on the port replicator
1. AC adapter jack.
2. PS/2 keyboard and PS/2 mouse ports.
3. USB ports.
4. External monitor port.
5. Parallel port.
6. Serial port.
7. LAN port.
8. Digital audio port (SPDIF).
9. S-video port.
10. Audio ports (microphone, headphone, line-in).
11. USB port.
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Note
Before you connect any device, check its documentation to see if you need to make any
settings or adjustments to the equipment before using it. This might include setting
switches to configure the equipment so that it will operate properly with your computer
and the software you plan to use.
To connect a printer or other parallel device
The computer’s parallel port uses a standard 25-pin connector, most commonly used for
connecting dot-matrix, ink-jet, and laser printers. You can also use it to connect a parallel
Zip drive.
• Connect the cable from the parallel printer or other parallel device to the computer’s
parallel port.
To connect an external keyboard or mouse
• Plug a USB mouse or keyboard into a USB port.
–or–
• Plug a PS/2 mouse or keyboard into a PS/2 port.
The pointing stick and touch pad are normally disabled while an external PS/2 mouse is
connected.
To connect a PS/2 mouse and keyboard at the same time, use the HP F1469A Y adapter.
To connect a USB device
Your computer’s universal serial bus (USB) provides a bi-directional serial interface for
adding peripheral devices such as game controllers, serial and parallel ports, and scanners
on a single bus.
• Attach the device’s USB cable to one of the USB ports. Windows automatically
recognizes the USB device. Some USB devices can be connected to the computer in
series—this is called a daisy-chain connection.
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Note
If you have problems making this connection, contact the device manufacturer and the
HP Business Support Web site (www.hp.com/go/bizsupport) for the latest version of the
driver for the device.
To connect an audio device
You can plug in an external microphone, external speakers, or headphones. In addition, if
you connect your computer to the port replicator, you can plug in a stereo source (such as
a CD player) or a device that accepts digital audio (such as a digital audio recorder).
CAUTION
The headphone and line-in jacks are three-terminal stereo jacks. They are not
compatible with two-terminal mono plugs. Connecting a mono plug into either of
these jacks may damage the computer.
• Attach the audio cable to the corresponding audio port on the computer or port
replicator.
1. Audio out (headphones).
2. External microphone.
Note
When you plug a device into the headphone port, the built-in speakers automatically
turn off. When you plug a device into either audio port on the computer, any device
connected to the corresponding port on the port replicator is ignored.
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Connecting External Devices
To use an external monitor
Connecting an external monitor
1. Click Start, Turn Off Computer, Turn Off (Windows XP) or Start, Shut Down, Shut
down (Windows 2000).
2. Connect the monitor cable from the monitor to the monitor port on the back of the
computer.
3. Connect the monitor to a power source and turn it on.
4. Press the power button to turn on the computer.
Switching the display to the external monitor
• Press Fn+F5 to cycle through the display options: notebook display, external monitor,
both.
–or–
Click Start, All Programs (or Programs), Hewlett-Packard, Notebook, HP Display
Settings.
You can also add a display settings icon in the taskbar for quick access.
• If you need to use both displays at once, press Fn+F5 repeatedly until the image
shows on both displays. With the default display settings, the external monitor uses
the same settings as the internal display. The external monitor displays the same
image as the internal display, regardless of the screen area, colors, and other settings,
and the refresh rate is the same for as the internal display (60 Hz). If you use only the
external monitor, you can select different settings that aren’t limited by the internal
display.
Adjusting monitor resolution and other settings
1. Click Start, Control Panel, Appearance and Themes, Display (Windows XP), or click
Start, Settings, Control Panel, and then double-click Display (Windows 2000).
2. On the Settings tab, adjust the Screen area. Other settings are also available.
For high-resolution external monitors, see “Hardware Specifications” on page 136 for the
maximum supported resolutions, colors, and refresh rates. The capabilities of external
monitors vary greatly, and the display quality of your monitor may not be optimal at
higher settings.
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If you need to increase the refresh rate on the external monitor, you can switch to only the
external monitor. An alternative is to make one display a “secondary” display so you can
select independent refresh rates:
1. Click Start, Control Panel, Appearance and Themes, Display (Windows XP), or click
Start, Settings, Control Panel, and then double-click Display (Windows 2000).
2. On the Settings tab, click the Advanced button, and then the Displays or Monitor tab.
Set the refresh rate on the Monitor tab.
Using dual display mode (Windows XP)
You can extend your desktop by connecting an external monitor to your computer.
1. Click Start, Control Panel, Appearance and Themes, Display.
2. Click the Settings tab.
3. Click the second display, and then select the option to extend the desktop.
You can set different resolutions and numbers of colors for each display. However, using
the Extended Desktop requires video memory for each display. For this reason, higher
resolutions and higher numbers of colors may cause unexpected behavior on the displays.
Try starting with 1024 × 768 resolution on the external display and 64 K colors (16-bit)
on both displays. You can then try higher settings to see whether they work for your
applications. In addition, certain operations such as playing DVDs and running 3D
graphics require extra video memory, so you may have to adjust display settings.
If you’re playing a DVD movie, the movie will show only on the primary display. To
change the primary display, go to the Settings tab of Display Properties (see the steps
above), right-click the display you want, and select Primary.
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To use a TV set as a monitor
You can connect a television set or other video device to your computer to use as a
display.
To connect a TV set
1. Connect the TV set to the S-video port using a standard S-video cable, or a
composite-video adapter with a standard RCA-type video cable.
2. Optional: connect an audio cable from the computer’s headphone output jack to the
TV audio input. The S-video port doesn’t include audio output.
To activate the TV display
HP TV Now automatically adjusts your computer for using a TV. For example, the
display timeout is disabled to prevent the screen from turning off, and the resolution is
optimized for TV viewing.
• If a One-Touch button is assigned to HP TV Now, press that button. (The five OneTouch buttons are located above the keyboard.)
–or–
• Click Start, All Programs (or Programs), Hewlett-Packard, Notebook, HP TV Now.
To adjust the HP TV Now options, click Start, All Programs (or Programs),
Hewlett-Packard, Notebook, HP TV Now Options.
To return the display to its normal settings, run HP TV Now again. Normal display
settings are also restored if the computer suspends or turns off.
If the image on the TV is bad, the format used for TV output may be incorrect for your
TV. In North America, the normal setting is NTSC. In Europe, Asia, and Africa, the
normal setting is PAL. To change the TV format, connect a TV to the S-video port, open
Control Panel Display, on the Settings tab click Advanced, on the Displays tab click the
TV button, and then set the format on the Format tab.
To play DVD movies on the TV
The movie shows only on the main display. If the movie doesn’t appear on the TV, open
Display in Control Panel, click the Settings tab, then click Advanced and make the TV a
“primary” display.
For more information, see “To play DVD movies” on page 41.
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To connect an IEEE 1394 device
If your computer has an IEEE 1394 port (located on the computer’s left side), you can
use it to connect devices such as audio and video equipment, disk drives, printers, and
other computers.
• Attach the device’s cable to the IEEE 1394 port. Windows automatically recognizes
the device.
The IEEE 1394 port is a 4-pin port. If you want to connect a device that has a 6-pin plug,
you should buy a simple adapter if the device is unpowered, or a hub if the device
requires power.
Note
If you have problems making this connection, contact the device manufacturer and the
HP Business Support Web site (www.hp.com/go/bizsupport) for the latest version of the
driver for the device.
To connect a serial device
The port replicator includes a standard 9-pin serial port that you can use to connect
devices such as external modems and fax modems.
• Connect the device’s serial cable to the port replicator’s serial port.
To connect an infrared device
The infrared port, which is located on the front of the computer, provides wireless, serial
communication between the computer and other infrared devices such as printers or other
computers.
By default, the infrared port is not enabled, so you must enable it before you can use it.
1. Click Start, Control Panel, Performance and Maintenance, System (Windows XP) or
Start, Settings, Control Panel, System (Windows 2000).
2. On the Hardware tab, click Device Manager and expand the infrared devices. Doubleclick the infrared port and select the option to enable the device.
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Using the infrared port
• Make sure the infrared ports of your computer and the other device lie in as straight a
line as possible. The two ports should be no more than 1 meter apart, with no
obstructions in between. Noise from nearby equipment can cause transmission errors.
• To check the status of communications, open Wireless Link in Control Panel.
Disabling the infrared port
You should generally disable infrared communication when you aren’t using it.
1. Close any applications that are using infrared, and any folders on an infrared link.
2. Click Start, Control Panel, Performance and Maintenance, System (Windows XP) or
Start, Settings, Control Panel, System (Windows 2000).
3. On the Hardware tab, click Device Manager and expand the infrared devices. Doubleclick the infrared port and select the option to disable the device.
Printing to an infrared printer
• Install your printer and assign it to the computer’s infrared port. You can then print
from your applications as you would to any other printer.
Transferring files through an infrared connection
You can use your computer’s infrared port to transfer files by using Wireless Link. See
the Windows online help for instructions on using Wireless Link.
To use a port replicator
A port replicator provides your computer with external connections that you can leave in
place whenever you remove the computer from your desk. Instead of disconnecting and
reconnecting peripheral devices, you can simply undock and dock the computer.
CAUTION
Use only the 90-watt HP AC adapter included with your computer (or other
approved adapter that meets the power requirements of the computer).
If “90W” is printed below the AC adapter socket, do not use a 60- or 75-watt
adapter, such as HP F1454A, F1781A, F4600, or F4814, and do not use DC adapter
accessories F1455A and F2297A.
Using the wrong AC adapter could damage the computer or adapter and may void
your warranty (see “Hewlett-Packard Limited Warranty Statement” on page 133).
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You can dock or undock the computer in any power state: on, off, standby, or
hibernation. Make sure, however, that the computer is not entering into or resuming from
standby or hibernation when you dock or undock, or the computer could lock up.
To dock to the port replicator
1. Plug in the AC adapter, and then connect it to the back of the port replicator. You can
also operate the port replicator using power from the computer battery.
2. Remove the rubber cover from the docking connector on the bottom of the computer.
3. Align the computer with the locator posts on the port replicator.
4. Press the computer down until both sides click into place.
5. If the computer is off, open the computer and press the power button to turn it on. The
lights on the port replicator turn on.
When the computer is docked, you can use the computer’s security connector to secure
the computer. To secure both the computer and port replicator, install the Kensington
lock in the security connector next to the undock button—this locks the undock button.
Note
If a device is connected to an audio port on the computer, any device connected to the
corresponding port on the port replicator is ignored.
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To undock from the port replicator
1. Press down the undock button on the right side of the port replicator.
2. Lift the computer out of the port replicator.
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Installing Additional RAM
Installing Additional RAM
The computer has no memory (RAM) built in but has two slots that hold two RAM
modules. At least one slot contains a RAM module installed at the factory. You can use
both slots to expand your RAM.
To install a RAM expansion module
Use HP PC2100 DDR-266 or higher RAM only.
You’ll need a small Phillips screwdriver for these steps.
CAUTION
Your computer’s chips are extremely sensitive to static electricity, and can be
permanently damaged by it. Handle the RAM module only by its edges. Before
installing the memory module, discharge your body’s static electricity by touching
the metal shielding around the connectors on the back of the computer.
1. Click Start, Turn Off Computer, Turn Off (Windows XP) or Start, Shut Down, Shut
down (Windows 2000).
2. Important: unplug the AC adapter, if present, and remove the battery.
3. Turn the unit bottom-side up, loosen the screws holding the RAM cover, and remove
the cover.
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4. Insert the RAM board into the connector at about a 30° angle until it is fully inserted.
Then press down at both sides until both latches snap closed.
5. Replace the cover.
6. Insert the battery.
To remove a RAM expansion module
You may want to remove a RAM module so you can install a larger one. You’ll need a
small Phillips screwdriver for these steps.
CAUTION
Your computer’s chips are extremely sensitive to static electricity, and can be
permanently damaged by it. Handle the RAM module only by its edges. Before
installing the memory module, discharge your body’s static electricity by touching
the metal shielding around the connectors on the back of the computer.
1. Click Start, Turn Off Computer, Turn Off (Windows XP) or Start, Shut Down, Shut
down (Windows 2000).
2. Important: unplug the AC adapter, if present, and remove the battery.
3. Turn the unit bottom-side up, loosen the screws holding the RAM cover, and remove
the cover.
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4. Release the two latches at the sides of the RAM board, so the free edge of the board
pops up.
5. Pull the board out of the connector.
6. Replace the cover.
7. Insert the battery.
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Replacing the Hard Disk Drive
Replacing the Hard Disk Drive
To replace the hard disk drive
You’ll need a small Phillips screwdriver for this procedure.
1. Unplug the AC adapter if you’re using one, and remove the battery.
2. Turn the unit bottom side up.
3. Use a pointed tool to remove the plug from the center screw hole, and then remove
the three screws.
4. Gently pull the hard drive out of the computer.
5. Gently slide the new drive into the hard drive compartment. Press firmly to make sure
the connector seats properly.
6. Reinstall the hard drive screws and plug.
Important
If you are installing a new hard disk drive, you should create a Utility partition on the
drive before loading any software. See “To recover the factory installation of your hard
disk” on page 122.
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To replace the hard disk drive holder
If you are installing a new hard drive that does not have a holder, you can remove the
holder parts from the old hard drive. You’ll need a small Phillips screwdriver for this
procedure.
1. Remove the four screws from the sides of the holder and drive case, and then slide the
drive out of the holder.
2. Notice that the hard drive has a pin connector attachment at one end. Carefully
remove this connector from the end of the drive. Work alternately at each end so that
the connector slides off evenly without bending the connector pins.
3. Carefully put the pin connector attachment back onto the pins on the end of the new
hard drive. Work alternately at each end so that the connector slides on evenly
without bending the connector pins.
4. Insert the drive into the holder.
5. Reinstall the screws into the holder and drive case.
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To prepare a new hard disk drive
When you install a new hard disk drive, you also need to prepare it to be able to work
with your computer.
• If you want to restore the Windows software and operating system that were
originally installed on your computer, you can do so using the Recovery CD or DVD
that also came with your computer. See “To recover the factory installation of your
hard disk” on page 122.
• If you want to use the hard disk with other than the original software and operating
system, prepare the hard disk as described in the Corporate Evaluator’s Guide,
available at the HP Business Support Web site (www.hp.com/go/bizsupport).
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Troubleshooting Your Computer
This section contains solutions to a many types of problems you might have with your
computer. Try the solutions one at a time, in the order in which they are presented.
Here are some other sources of information for troubleshooting:
• Open the HP Web-based troubleshooting tool: click Start, All Programs, HP Instant
Support (Windows XP), or double-click the HP Instant Support icon on the Windows
desktop (Windows 2000). Search or browse the troubleshooting database for the
information related to your problem.
• Click Start, Help and Support, Fixing a Problem (Windows XP) or Start, Help
(Windows 2000), and use the Windows troubleshooters.
• See the Microsoft Windows manual shipped with the computer.
• See the HP Notes in the online HP Library for updated information.
• Find technical tips and software updates for the computer at the HP Business Support
Web site (www.hp.com/go/bizsupport).
• Test your computer by running the e-Diagtools test program. See “Testing the
Hardware” on page 116.
• Contact your dealer or Hewlett-Packard—see “To contact HP for support or service”
on page 128. Please have your computer with you when you call.
Audio Problems
If no sound is audible
• Press the back end of the volume control several times.
• Click the speaker icon on the taskbar (if present), and make sure that Mute is not
checked and the Volume Control slider is not set to the bottom. Or, press the audio
mute button so the indicator light goes off.
• When you are operating your computer in MS-DOS mode (for example, when
running MS-DOS games), you may find that the sound does not operate properly. Use
Windows applications for full use of sound capabilities.
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If sound does not record
• Plug in an external microphone. The computer does not have a built-in microphone.
• Check the software controls for recording sound: click Start, All Programs (or
Programs), Accessories, Multimedia (or Entertainment), Sound Recorder.
• In Volume Control, click Options, Properties, and make sure the microphone is
enabled in the recording controls.
• Test the audio with the e-Diagtools diagnostics. See “Testing the Hardware” on
page 116.
If you hear a loud high-pitched whine (feedback) from the speakers
• In the Volume Control, try reducing the Master volume: double-click the speaker icon
in the taskbar.
• In Volume Control, click Options, Properties, and select the microphone option for
the playback settings. Then in Volume Control, make sure the microphone is muted.
CD-ROM and DVD Problems
If you can’t boot from a CD or DVD in the CD/DVD drive
• Make sure the CD or DVD is bootable, such as the Recovery CD or DVD.
• Make sure the CD-ROM/DVD drive is selected as the boot device—see “To change
the boot device” on page 30.
• Restart the computer: click Start, Turn Off Computer (or Shut Down), Restart.
• Test the DVD drive with the e-Diagtools diagnostics. See “Testing the Hardware” on
page 116.
If a DVD plays erratically
• Dirt or smudges can cause a disc to skip. Clean the disc with a soft cloth. If the disc is
badly scratched, it will probably have to be replaced.
• If you’re playing the DVD on battery power, try changing the power scheme. See the
hint under “To play DVD movies” on page 41.
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If a DVD movie stops playing in the middle
• The DVD may be double-sided. Open the DVD tray, and read the text near the center
hole of the disc. If it says Side A, flip the disc over, close the tray, and press the Play
button to continue playing the movie.
• You may have accidentally paused the DVD movie. Press the Play button to resume.
If you get a Region Code error when playing a DVD movie
• DVDs can have regional codes embedded in the disc data. These codes prevent DVD
movies from being played outside the region of the world in which they are sold. If
you get a Region Code error, you are trying to play a DVD intended for a different
region.
If the computer cannot read a CD or DVD
• For a single-sided CD or DVD, make sure the disc is placed in the drive with the label
facing up.
• Clean the disc.
• Wait 5 to 10 seconds after closing the tray to give the computer time to recognize the
disc.
• Restart the system: remove the disc from the drive, and click Start, Turn Off
Computer (or Shut Down), Restart.
• If you created the CD on a CD-RW-type drive, try using a different media brand, such
as the recommended HP C4403A (CD-R) or C4404A (CD-RW) media. Read and
write quality may vary for other media.
If a DVD movie doesn’t fill the screen
• Each side of a double-sided DVD has a different format (standard or widescreen). In
widescreen format, black bands appear at the top and bottom of the screen. To view
the standard format, flip the disc over and play the other side.
If a DVD doesn’t play with two displays
• For Windows XP, if you’re using the Extended Desktop (dual displays), move the
player window to the display selected as primary. If you’re not using Extended
Desktop and both displays are active, press Fn+F5 to switch to one display.
• For Windows 2000, if both displays are active, press Fn+F5 to switch to one display.
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If the computer can’t find Wordpad.exe after inserting a CD
• The system is trying to open a .doc file in WordPad, but cannot find the Wordpad.exe
program file. Type C:\Program Files\Accessories in the error message box.
Display Problems
If the computer is on, but the screen is blank
• Move the mouse or tap the touch pad. This will wake the display if it is in Display-off
mode.
• Press Fn+F5 in case the internal display was disabled. (Do this three times to return to
the state you started from.)
• If the computer is cold, allow it to warm up.
If the screen is difficult to read
• Try setting the display resolution to its default setting of 1024×768 or higher,
depending on your model: click Start, Control Panel, Appearance and Themes,
Display (Windows XP) or Start, Settings, Control Panel, Display, Settings
(Windows 2000).
• Try adjusting the size of the desktop icons and labels—see “To adjust the display” on
page 37.
If an external display does not work
• Check the connections.
• Press Fn+F5 in case the external monitor was disabled. (Do this three times to return
to the state you started from.)
• The external monitor may not be detected. In the BIOS Setup utility, try setting Video
Display Device to Both in the System Devices menu.
• If you’re using a TV connected to the S-video port, you must activate the TV—see
“To use a TV set as a monitor” on page 84.
• Test the display with the e-Diagtools diagnostics. See “Testing the Hardware” on
page 116.
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If HP Presentation Ready does not switch to your video settings
• If you’re using an external monitor that isn’t a plug-and-play device, open Control
Panel Display and set up a monitor that supports the video settings you intend to use
for your presentation.
If one or more display pixels look bad
TFT display manufacturing is a highly precise but imperfect technology, and
manufacturers cannot produce displays that are cosmetically perfect. Most, if not all, TFT
displays exhibit some level of cosmetic imperfection. These cosmetic imperfections may
be visible under varying display conditions, and can appear as bright, dim, or dark spots.
This issue is common across all vendors supplying TFT displays in their products and is
not specific to the HP notebook display.
HP notebook TFT displays meet or exceed all HP standards for cosmetic quality of TFT
displays. HP does not warrant that the displays will be free of cosmetic imperfections.
TFT displays can have a small number of cosmetic imperfections and still conform to
HP’s cosmetic quality specifications, including the following:
• No more than 6 pixels remain on (always one color, such as white, red, green, or blue
dots).
• No more than 6 pixels remain off (always dark).
• No more than a total of 8 pixels stuck on or off.
• No other stuck pixel within 15 mm of a stuck pixel.
Contact HP Customer Care if you have a display quality problem and require a more
comprehensive explanation of HP display quality—see “To contact HP for support or
service” on page 128. We expect that over time the industry will continue to produce
displays with fewer inherent cosmetic imperfections, and we will adjust our HP
guidelines as these improvements are implemented.
Hard Disk Drive Problems
If the computer’s hard drive doesn’t spin
• Make sure the computer has power. If necessary, connect the AC adapter, and make
sure it is fully plugged into a power source and into the back of the computer.
• Remove and reinsert the hard drive. See “Replacing the Hard Disk Drive” on page 92.
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If the hard disk makes a buzzing or whining noise
• Back up the drive immediately.
• See whether the noise is coming from elsewhere, such as from the fan or a PC Card
drive.
If files are corrupted
• Open My Computer, select the disk you want to scan, click File, Properties, and use
the Tools tab.
• Run the virus-scanning program. See “To protect against viruses” on page 44.
• Test the hard disk drive with the e-Diagtools diagnostics. See “Testing the Hardware”
on page 116.
• If necessary, you can format the hard disk and reinstall the original factory software.
See “To recover the factory installation of your hard disk” on page 122.
Heat Problems
Your computer normally gets warm during routine operation.
If the computer gets abnormally hot
• Always set the computer on a flat surface, so that air can flow freely around and
underneath it.
• Make sure the air vents on the bottom and sides of the computer are clear.
• Keep in mind that games and other programs that drive CPU usage toward 100% can
increase the computer’s temperature.
Infrared Problems
By default, the infrared port is not enabled, so you must enable it before you can use it.
If you have problems with infrared communications
• Make sure the line between the two infrared ports is not blocked, and that the ports
face each other as squarely as possible. (The computer’s infrared port is located on
the front of the computer.) The ports should be no more than 1 meter apart.
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• Check settings in the Device Manager:
1. Click Start, Control Panel, Performance and Maintenance, System (Windows XP)
or Start, Settings, Control Panel, System (Windows 2000).
2. On the Hardware tab, click Device Manager and expand the infrared devices.
Double-click the infrared port and make sure that the device is enabled.
• Make sure only one application is using the infrared port.
• Remove any PC Cards from the computer. An infrared IRQ conflict is possible if two
PC Cards are present at the same time.
Keyboard and Pointing Device Problems
Use these suggestions for built-in or external devices.
If the pointer is difficult to control
• Adjust the pointer controls: click Start, Control Panel, Printers and Other Hardware,
Mouse (Windows XP), or click Start, Settings, Control Panel, and then double-click
Mouse (Windows 2000).
If the touch pad doesn’t work
• Press the touch pad on-off button so the light turns on.
• Don’t touch the touch pad while the computer is rebooting or resuming from Standby
mode. If this happens, try the following: press a key on the keyboard to restore
normal operation, or suspend and resume operation using the power button.
• If an external mouse is connected, the built-in pointing devices are normally disabled.
You can change this setting with the BIOS Setup utility—see “To run the BIOS Setup
utility” on page 118.
• Restart the computer: click Start, Turn Off Computer (or Shut Down), Restart.
If the touch pad moves the pointer or cursor while you type
• Press the touch pad on-off button to turn off the touch pad while you type.
If a PS/2 scroll mouse doesn’t work
• The touch pad must be disabled for the mouse’s scroll feature to work. In the BIOS
Setup utility, make sure the External Pointing Devices option in the System Devices
menu is set to Auto. See “To run the BIOS Setup utility” on page 118.
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• Suspend or shut down the computer before you attach the scroll mouse, so that it will
be detected properly.
If you want to use the touch pad again, you must suspend or shut down the computer
before you detach the scroll mouse.
• Test the keyboard and pointing devices with the e-Diagtools diagnostics. See “Testing
the Hardware” on page 116.
If the embedded numeric keypad doesn’t work
• To type numbers, make sure Num Lock is on.
• Make sure the embedded Keypad Lock (Fn+F8) is on—or that you press and hold the
Fn key to temporarily access the embedded keypad.
If you can’t type the euro symbol
• Hold ALT GR when you press the marked key.
• The euro symbol is not on the U.S. English keyboard. Make sure the embedded
keypad is active (Fn+F8) and Num Lock is on, and then hold ALT while typing 0128
on the numeric keypad.
If you can’t update or reinstall One-Touch software
• Log in as administrator to perform the update or installation.
LAN Problems
If the built-in network adapter doesn’t connect to the LAN
• Check all cables and connections. Try connecting at a different network station, if
available.
• If the green light next to the LAN port does not light, the LAN cable may not be
connected to the network or the network may be down. Try connecting a different
computer to the cable.
• Make sure the LAN cable is Category 3, 4, or 5 for 10Base-T operation, or Category
5 for 100Base-TX operation. Maximum cable length is 100 meters (330 feet).
• Click Start, Help and Support (or Help), and use the Networking troubleshooter.
• Open the hardware Device Manager: click Start, Control Panel, Performance and
Maintenance, System (Windows XP) or Start, Settings, Control Panel, System
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(Windows 2000). If the network interface is disabled, try to enable it. If it has a
conflict, try disabling another device.
If you can’t browse the Network Neighborhood or My Network Places
• Click Start, Search, Computers or People (Windows XP) or Start, Find, Find
Computer (Windows 2000) to look for a computer.
• For Windows 2000, try installing NetBEUI network protocol. In Control Panel, open
Network and Dial-up Connections.
If you can’t log in to Netware servers
• If a Netware server is using IPX/SPX protocol, you may need to force your frame
type to match the server’s frame type. Check with your network administrator.
If a network connection responds slowly
• For Windows XP, if your network connection uses a proxy server, try enabling the
option for bypassing the proxy server for local addresses. You can do this in Control
Panel under your network connection properties.
Memory Problems
If a message says you are out of memory
• Make sure drive C is not running low on free space.
• If you are having memory problems while running MS-DOS programs, use the
MS-DOS or Application and Software troubleshooter in Windows Help: click Start,
Help and Support (or Help).
• Third-party memory cards have not been tested by HP for use with the computer.
• Test your computer’s memory with the e-Diagtools diagnostics. See “Testing the
Hardware” on page 116.
If memory doesn’t increase after adding RAM
• Make sure your computer is using only PC2100 DDR-266 or higher memory (RAM)
modules.
If the computer beeps but doesn’t start after adding RAM
• You installed an incompatible type of RAM. Remove the module.
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Modem Problems
If the modem seems slow
• Check for excess static or noise on a line reduces the overall transmission speed. If
necessary, contact your telephone company about fixing this type of problem.
• If you’re dialing internationally, line noise is often a problem that’s difficult or
impossible to eliminate.
• If you have call-waiting, disable it—your telephone company can provide
instructions. It can cause symptoms similar to static.
• Eliminate extra connections in the line. If possible, connect directly to the wall jack.
• Try another telephone line, preferably one normally used for a fax machine or
modem.
If the modem doesn’t dial or no dial tone is detected
• Check all cables and connections.
• Connect a standard telephone to the phone line and make sure the line is working.
• Make sure someone else isn’t using the same phone line.
• Try another telephone line, preferably one normally used for a fax machine or
modem.
• If you’re in a foreign country, the dial tone may not be recognized by the modem. In
Control Panel, open Phone and Modem Options. Try disabling the option that waits
for a dial tone.
If the modem dials incorrectly
• Check the telephone number you entered, including any digits required for outside
access or long distance.
•
In Control Panel, open Phone and Modem Options. Check the dialing options—look
for duplicate digits for outside access or long distance.
• Make sure the number you’re calling isn’t busy.
• If you’re in a foreign country, the dial tone may not be recognized by the modem. In
Control Panel, open Phone and Modem Options. Try disabling the option that waits
for a dial tone.
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• If you have call-waiting, disable it—your telephone company can provide
instructions.
If the modem dials but doesn’t connect
• Make sure you’re using an analog telephone line (2, 3, or 4 wires). You must not use
a digital line. In a hotel, ask for a data line.
• Try another telephone line, preferably one normally used for a fax machine or
modem.
• The modem at the other end may have a problem. Try dialing to a different modem.
• Try disabling error correction and data compression.
If the modem isn’t detected
• Check the modem setup. In Control Panel, open Phone and Modem Options. Check
the COM port.
• Open the hardware Device Manager: click Start, Control Panel, Performance and
Maintenance, System (Windows XP) or Start, Settings, Control Panel, System
(Windows 2000). If the modem is disabled, try to enable it. If it has a conflict, try
disabling another device.
• If you’re running fax software using fax Class 2, try using Class 1.
If the modem dials but you can’t hear it
• Make sure the audio mute light is turned off. If it’s on, press the audio mute button.
• Check the speaker volume setting.
•
In Control Panel, open Phone and Modem Options. Select the modem and click
Properties, and then check the volume setting on the General tab.
If the modem connects, but transferred data is bad
•
In Control Panel, open Phone and Modem Options. Make sure the parity, speed,
word length, and stop bits match on sending and receiving modems.
• Try disabling error correction and data compression.
If the modem causes an ERROR message
• A string of AT commands may contain an incorrect command. If you entered
commands as extra settings for the modem in Control Panel or in your
communications software, check the commands.
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If the modem doesn’t fax
• If you’re using fax Class 2 in the fax software, try using Class 1.
• Close any other communications programs.
• If you’re faxing by printing from an application, make sure you’ve selected the fax
printer.
• Try turning off power management features temporarily.
If excessive line current is detected
• Make sure you’re using an analog telephone line (2, 3, or 4 wires). You must not use
a digital line. In a hotel, ask for a data line.
If the modem clicks repeatedly but doesn’t connect
• Make sure you’re using an analog telephone line (2, 3, or 4 wires). You must not use
a digital line. In a hotel, ask for a data line.
• Check all cables and connections.
PC Card (PCMCIA) Problems
If the notebook doesn’t recognize a PC Card
• Remove and reinsert the PC Card.
• Insert the PC Card in a different slot.
• Press the power button to suspend the computer, and then press it again to resume.
• Restart the computer: click Start, Turn Off Computer (or Shut Down), Restart.
• Try the card in another computer to see whether the card functions properly.
• Zoomed Video is not supported.
• Certain Xircom CE2 (IIps) LAN cards conflict with the game port device in
Windows 2000. Contact Xircom to see if your card is one of these.
• If the card requires an IRQ, make sure one is available. Open the hardware Device
Manager: click Start, Control Panel, Performance and Maintenance, System
(Windows XP) or Start, Settings, Control Panel, System (Windows 2000).
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• Test the PC card with the e-Diagtools diagnostics. See “Testing the Hardware” on
page 116.
If an I/O card stops communicating properly
• The card may have been reset if the computer suspended or turned off. Exit any
applications, and then remove and reinsert the card.
If a PC card modem is not working
• Disable the internal modem:
1. Open the hardware Device Manager: click Start, Control Panel, Performance and
Maintenance, System (Windows XP) or Start, Settings, Control Panel, System
(Windows 2000).
2. Double-click Modem to list the current modem devices.
3. Double-click the internal modem, and then select the option to disable the modem.
If an I/O card stops communicating properly
• Exit and restart the application. The card may have been reset if the computer
suspended or turned off.
• Check settings in Control Panel.
Performance Problems
For best performance, your computer should have at least 128 MB of memory (RAM).
If the computer pauses or runs sluggishly
• This may be normal Windows behavior. Background processing can affect response
time.
• Certain background operations (such as a virus-scanning program) can affect
performance.
• Press CTRL+ALT+DEL and use Task Manager to see if an application is not
responding.
• Restart the computer: click Start, Turn Off Computer (or Shut Down), Restart.
• Some file browsers respond slowly while processing graphics or waiting for broken
network connections to time out.
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• If the computer’s hard disk drive frequently runs (as indicated by the hard drive light
on the front of the computer) while the computer appears to be paused or running
slowly, Windows is likely spending excess time writing to its swap file on the
computer’s hard disk. If this occurs frequently, consider installing additional memory.
• Check the amount of available free disk space. Delete temporary and unneeded files.
If the computer stops responding
• Press CTRL+ALT+DEL and use Task Manager to end the application that is not
responding.
• Press the power button for at least 4 seconds to turn off and reset the computer. Then
press the power button again to turn the computer back on.
• If nothing happens, insert the tip of a ballpoint pen into the reset button on the bottom
of the computer. Then press the power button to turn the computer back on.
Port Replicator Problems
If a connection isn’t working
• Check that AC power is connected to the port replicator, that the computer is fully
docked, and that the port replicator lights are on.
• Make sure the peripheral device has power connected and is turned on.
• Make sure the device’s cable is connected properly.
• Make sure the computer is fully inserted into the port replicator.
• Try using the LAN port on the computer while undocked.
If the operating system hangs when you dock or undock
• Your system may hang if you dock or undock your computer while you are
suspending or resuming. Make sure your computer has completely suspended or
resumed before you dock or undock it. Also, when you dock or undock, do not
undock or dock immediately—wait a few moments while the computer updates its
configuration.
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Power and Battery Problems
If the computer turns off immediately after it turns on
• Battery power is probably extremely low. Plug in the AC adapter or insert a charged
battery.
If the computer keeps beeping
• The computer beeps repeatedly or displays a warning when battery power is low.
Save your work, shut down Windows immediately, and insert a charged battery or
plug in the AC adapter.
If the battery doesn’t charge
• Make sure the AC adapter is fully plugged into the power source and the computer,
and that the light on the adapter is on.
• If you’re using a power strip, remove the AC adapter from the power strip and plug it
directly into a wall outlet.
• Make sure the battery is fully installed and locked in place.
• Make sure you’re using only the 90-watt HP AC adapter included with your computer
(or other approved adapter that meets the power requirements of the computer).Do
not use a 60- or 75-watt adapter, such as HP F1454, F1781, F4600, or F4814.
• Move the computer away from any nearby heat source. Unplug the AC adapter and
allow the battery to cool down. If the battery gets too hot, it will not charge properly.
• If available, try another battery and AC adapter.
If the computer has a short operating time
• Try conserving power using any of the suggestions listed in “To get the most from
your batteries” on page 56.
• If you are running an application that has an automatic save feature (such as
MS Word), disable this feature or increase the specified save time to reduce hard disk
access.
• If the operating time has gradually become shorter and the battery is more than a year
or two old, you may need to replace the battery.
• Heavy modem use can affect battery operating time.
• PC card use can affect battery operating time.
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• Test and recondition the battery every 3 months or so using HP Battery Optimizer—
see “To get the most from your batteries” on page 56.
If the Time Remaining for the battery is not correct
• The Time Remaining is an estimate, not a precise value, and is based on the rate at
which the computer is using power at the moment. This value therefore depends on
your current task, and assumes that you will continue using power at the same rate
until the battery runs out. So, if you check the Time Remaining while the computer is
performing a task requiring a good deal of power (such as reading from a CD or
DVD), the value will probably show less time remaining than you really have, since
you will probably later switch to tasks that require less power.
If the computer doesn’t suspend to Standby mode as expected
• If you have a connection to another computer, the computer won’t suspend if the
connection is active.
• If the computer is performing an operation, it normally waits for the operation to
finish before suspending.
If the computer doesn’t automatically hibernate as expected
• Make sure hibernate support is enabled. From Control Panel, open Power Options,
and then click the Hibernate tab.
Also, check the Power Schemes tab. Make sure the Hibernate timeouts for both AC
power and battery power are not set to Never.
Printing Problems
Hint
You will usually be able to solve most printing problems by using the Print
troubleshooter in Windows Help: click Start, Help and Support (or Help).
If a serial or parallel printer doesn’t print
• Make sure the printer is on and has paper in it.
• Make sure you are using the correct printer cable or cable adapter, and that the cable
is secure at both ends.
• Check for printer errors.
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If the left edge of printed output is missing
• Certain applications may not work properly with 600-dpi printers. If you’re using
such a printer, try selecting a compatible printer driver for a 300-dpi printer. For
example, if you were using a 600-dpi HP LaserJet printer, you might try using the
HP LaserJet IIIsi driver (300-dpi).
If an infrared printer doesn’t print
• Make sure the line between the two infrared ports is not blocked, and that the ports
face each other as squarely as possible. (The computer’s infrared port is located on
the front of the computer.) The ports should be no more than 1 meter apart.
• Make sure the printer is on and has paper in it.
• Check for printer errors.
• Make sure Windows is running; otherwise infrared printing is not available.
• See “Infrared Problems” on page 101.
Serial, Parallel, and USB Problems
Serial devices must be connected to the serial port on the port replicator.
If a serial mouse doesn’t work
• Make sure you followed the manufacturer’s installation instructions completely and
have installed the mouse properly. If not, repeat the procedure.
• Make sure the port connection is secure.
• Press the power button to suspend and resume.
• Restart the computer: click Start, Turn Off Computer (or Shut Down), Restart.
• Check mouse settings in Control Panel: click Start, Control Panel, Printers and Other
Hardware, Mouse (Windows XP), or click Start, Settings, Control Panel, and then
double-click Mouse (Windows 2000).
• Use a mouse that connects to the USB or PS/2 port. If you have a PS/2 keyboard
connected, use a PS/2 Y adapter (HP accessory F1469A).
• Check the port settings in Control Panel. Open the hardware Device Manager, and
then double-click Ports (COM & LPT).
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If a serial modem doesn’t work properly
• See “Modem Problems” on page 105.
• Make sure the port connection is secure.
• Use the Modem troubleshooter in Windows Help: click Start, Help and Support (or
Help).
• In Control Panel, open Phone and Modem Options, and check the modem settings.
• Disable the internal modem:
1. Open the hardware Device Manager: click Start, Control Panel, Performance and
Maintenance, System (Windows XP) or Start, Settings, Control Panel, System
(Windows 2000).
2. Double-click Modem to list the current modem devices.
3. Double-click the internal modem, and then select the option to disable the modem.
• Check the port settings in Control Panel. Open the hardware Device Manager, and
then double-click Ports (COM & LPT).
If the serial or parallel port is not working
• Make sure the port connection is secure.
• Check the port settings in Control Panel. Open the hardware Device Manager, and
then double-click Ports (COM & LPT).
• Test the ports with the e-Diagtools diagnostics. See “Testing the Hardware” on
page 116.
If a USB port is not working
• Contact the vendor of the peripheral device— and the HP Business Support Web site
(www.hp.com/go/bizsupport)—for the latest USB drivers.
• Check the port settings in Control Panel. Open the hardware Device Manager, and
then double-click Universal Serial Bus Controller.
• Test the USB port with the e-Diagtools diagnostics. See “Testing the Hardware” on
page 116.
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Startup Problems
If the computer doesn’t respond when you turn it on
• Connect the AC adapter.
• Press the power button to try turning on the unit.
• Reset the computer by inserting the tip of a ballpoint pen into the reset button on the
bottom of the computer. Then press the power button to turn it on.
• If the computer still doesn’t respond, remove the battery and AC adapter, remove any
PC cards, and undock the computer if docked. Then plug in the AC adapter again, and
reset the computer using the reset button.
If the computer won’t boot from battery power
• Make sure the battery is properly inserted and fully charged. Check the battery’s
charge by removing it and pressing the pad on the side of the battery. The lights show
the charge level.
• If available, try another battery.
If the computer won’t boot from the floppy disk drive
• Make sure the floppy disk drive is selected as the boot device—see “To change the
boot device” on page 30.
• If you’re using a USB floppy drive, use the BIOS Setup utility to make sure Legacy
USB Support is enabled—see “To run the BIOS Setup utility” on page 118
If the computer stops responding after booting
• Check whether you are connected to a TCP/IP network with no DHCP server. This
can cause a long delay at startup because DHCP is enabled. Contact your network
administrator to determine the proper TCP/IP configuration.
If the computer takes a long time to resume after being suspended
• The computer can routinely take a minute or more to resume if it has a network card
installed. While the operating system is loading drivers and checking hardware and
network connections, you will see a blinking cursor on your display. As soon as the
hardware has been re-initialized, the Windows desktop will appear.
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Wireless Problems
If you have problems with wireless communication
• Make sure the wireless indicator light is on.
• Make sure you are using the correct SSID (Windows XP) or ESSID (Windows 2000)
and channel settings: see “To prepare for connections (Windows XP)” on page 69 or
“To prepare for connections (Windows 2000)” on page 71.
• Make sure you are in range of an access point (for an infrastructure connection) or
other wireless computer (for an AdHoc connection).
• See “LAN Problems” on page 103.
If you have trouble connecting to another computer in the Network Neighborhood
or My Network Places
• Wait a few minutes, and then press F5 to refresh the list of computers on the network.
• Click Start, Search, Computers or People (Windows XP) or Start, Find, Find
Computer (Windows 2000) to locate the computer.
If you cannot connect to a particular computer on the network
• Make sure the computer is properly connected to the network.
• Make sure your TCP/IP setup is correct for your network: in Control Panel, open
Network Connections (Windows XP) or Network and Dial-up Connections
(Windows 2000).
You can connect, but the network is slow
• Check whether you might be in an area served by more than one wireless LAN. If so,
the LANs could be interfering with each other.
• Move closer to the access point (for an infrastructure connection) or other wireless
computer (for an AdHoc connection). You could be too far away for high-speed
communication.
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Testing the Hardware
Testing the Hardware
The e-Diagtools hardware diagnostic program included with your computer provides two
levels of testing:
• Automated testing using its basic hardware test.
• Advanced testing using individual hardware tests.
The tests are designed to run after the system reboots. This ensures that the computer will
be in a predictable state, so the diagnostic program can properly test the hardware
components. The tests are non-destructive and are intended to preserve the state of the
computer. The computer reboots when you exit the program so drivers can be loaded.
To run the e-Diagtools diagnostic test
1. Click Start, Turn Off Computer (or Shut Down), Restart.
2. When the HP logo appears, press F10 to start the diagnostic test.
The first time you run the program, you are prompted to select the language for the
program.
3. When the menu appears, press F2 to run e-Diagtools.
4. When the Configuration Description appears, check the list of detected hardware.
5. Run the basic test. Press F2 to start the basic hardware test. The results appear when
the test is complete.
6. If you intend to exit without running the advanced tests, press F4 to view the Support
Ticket. Press F3 to exit e-Diagtools.
7. Optional: run the advanced tests. Press F2 to open the advanced test screen.
8. Use the arrow keys and ENTER to select the test you want to run. Tests are listed
only for detected hardware.
9. Press F2 to run the selected tests and add the results to the Support Ticket.
10. After each run, press F2 to return to the advanced test screen, or press F4 to view the
Support Ticket.
11. Exit. Press F3 and then any key to exit and reboot.
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12. Optional: open the Support Ticket. In Windows, click Start, All Programs (or
Programs), Hewlett-Packard, Notebook, HP e-Diagtools, e-Diagtools for Windows.
13. Click View to display the Support Ticket.
14. To add information about your problem, click Comments, type the information, and
then click OK.
To save or print the Support Ticket, click Save As or Print.
To e-mail the Support Ticket to your support agent, click e-Mail. The first time you
make an e-mail connection from this program, click Change Settings in the Connect
window and enter the settings recommended by your support agent.
e-Diagtools for Windows can also update the version of e-Diagtools on your computer’s
hard disk. In e-Diagtools for Windows, use the e-Diagtools menu.
If you have trouble running e-Diagtools diagnostics from the hard disk, you can also run
it from the Recovery CD or DVD. Boot from the CD or DVD and select the diagnostics
option.
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Configuring the Computer
Configuring the Computer
Two tools help you configure your computer’s operation: the BIOS Setup utility and HP
TopTools.
To run the BIOS Setup utility
The BIOS (Basic Input and Output System) Setup utility enables you to make changes to
the computer’s system configuration, and to tailor the operation of your computer to your
individual work needs.
The settings made in BIOS Setup generally control the computer’s hardware, and so
greatly affect how the computer operates.
1. Click Start, Turn Off Computer (or Shut Down), Restart.
2. When the HP logo appears, press F2 to enter BIOS Setup.
3. The pointing devices are not active in BIOS Setup, so you will need to use the
keyboard to navigate:
• Press the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys to move among menus.
• Press the UP and DOWN arrow keys to move among parameters in a menu.
• Press + or – to move through values for the current parameter, or press ENTER to
change a setting.
4. After you select the options you want, press F10 or use the Exit menu to exit BIOS
Setup.
5. If the settings cause a conflict between devices during reboot, the system prompts you
to run BIOS Setup, and marks the conflicting settings.
The following tables describe BIOS settings for the BIOS version at publication. If your
BIOS is a different version, some settings may differ from those shown.
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Main Menu
Setting
Description
Default
BIOS Revision
Shows the current BIOS version.
Detected
automatically.
System Time
Sets the time using 24-hour format. Values set take effect
immediately.
System Date
Sets the date using dd/mm/yy format (except English, which
uses mm/dd/yy format).
Language
Sets the language for BIOS Setup.
Detected
automatically.
Internal Hard Disk
Sets the hard disk drive type and various parameters.
Detected
automatically.
Extended Memory
Shows the extended memory size.
Detected
automatically.
CPU Serial Number
For a Pentium processor with a serial number, makes the
serial number available to software.
Disabled
Serial Number
Displays the serial number as shown on the back of the unit.
Detected
automatically.
PCID
Displays the PC ID String stored in the reserved part of RAM.
Service ID
Displays an identifier used for repair service.
Detected
automatically.
UUID
Displays the value of the 16-byte UUID (Universally Unique
ID) as 32 hex characters.
Detected
automatically.
MAC Address
Displays the MAC network address of the internal (wired)
LAN.
Detected
automatically.
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System Devices Menu
Setting
Description
Default
Video Display Device
Sets whether the built-in display automatically switches to an
external display, if one is detected.
Auto
External Pointing
Devices
Disables the internal pointing devices when an external
pointing device is connected.
Auto
Legacy USB Support
Enables BIOS support for USB mouse, keyboard, and floppy
disk drive during startup.
Enabled
Wake On LAN from
Power Off
Lets the computer be turned on via the LAN port. If this
option is enabled, the computer uses increased power while
it is shut down.
Disabled
Security Menu
Setting
Description
Default
User Password is
Shows if a user password is set.
Clear
Administrator Password
is
Shows if an administrator password is set.
Clear
Set User Password
Press ENTER to set, change, or clear the user password.
The password can have no more than 8 characters (0-9,
A-Z), and cannot include special or accented characters.
Enter
Set Administrator
Password
Press ENTER to set, change, or clear the administrator
password, which protects BIOS Setup settings. The
password can have no more than 8 characters (0-9, A-Z),
and cannot include special or accented characters.
Enter
Password Required to
Boot
Sets whether a user password is required when the
computer boots. Requires the administrator password for
changes.
Disabled
Boot Menu
Setting
Description
Default
Hard Disk
Removable Device
CD-ROM/DVD
Built-in LAN
Shows the order of boot devices. Move the
entries to change the order. Built-in LAN
provides diskless boot from a network server.
1. Hard Disk
2. Removable Device
3. CD-ROM/DVD
4. Built-in LAN
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Exit Menu
Setting
Description
Save Changes and Exit
Saves Setup changes, and then exits and
reboots.
Discard Changes and Exit
Discards any Setup changes made since last
save, and then exits and reboots. Does not affect
password, date, or time changes.
Get Default Values
Restores default settings, and remains in Setup.
Does not affect password, date, or time changes.
Default
To set up TopTools
HP TopTools is for network managers and administrators who are responsible for
managing computer systems. It offers configuration and security options that allow you
to check which hardware and software components are installed on your computer and
how well they are working.
Pavilion models
HP TopTools is not supported on all Pavilion models.
You’ll need to install HP TopTools before you can use it.
1. Click Start, All Programs (or Programs), Hewlett-Packard, HP TopTools Agent,
Setup.
2. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen.
TopTools can be run locally on an individual computer, or remotely by a network
administrator.
• To run TopTools locally, click Start, All Programs (or Programs), Hewlett-Packard,
HP TopTools Agent, HP TopTools Agent.
For information on manageable HP computers, HP TopTools, and how they lower PC
operating costs, see the HP Web site at www.hp.com/toptools.
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Reinstalling and Updating Software
You can use the Recovery CD or DVD to recover the original software build for your
computer.
The Recovery CD or DVD also provides Windows drivers specific to your computer to
configure a custom system. You can find drivers in these locations:
• On your computer’s hard drive under C:\hp\Drivers.
• On the Recovery CD or DVD under \hp\Drivers.
• On the HP Business Support Web site (www.hp.com/go/bizsupport). This Web site
contains the latest updates of software drivers for different operating systems.
To recover the factory installation of your hard disk
You can use the Recovery CD or DVD to reinstall the original factory software on your
computer’s hard disk. You can also use the same process to create a Utility partition on a
new hard disk. The hidden Utility partition contains the e-Diagtools diagnostic tests.
CAUTION
This procedure formats the computer’s hard disk drive and erases all data on the
disk. After the hard disk is formatted, you’ll need to reinstall your applications.
Do not interrupt the following process or unplug the AC adapter until the process
is complete.
1. Important. Back up all data from your hard disk. The following steps delete all data
from the disk.
2. Plug in the AC adapter.
3. Insert the Recovery CD or DVD in the CD-ROM or DVD drive. To open the drive
when the computer is turned off, insert a straightened paper clip into the hole on the
front of the drive.
4. Turn on or restart the computer. If the computer is running, click Start, Turn Off
Computer (or Shut Down), Restart.
5. When you see the HP logo, press ESC.
6. Select the CD or DVD drive as the boot device.
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7. When the Recovery CD or DVD dialog box appears, follow the displayed instructions.
To perform a standard recovery, press 2, 1, 1. If prompted, accept the recommended
partition size. If you install the factory software, the recovery process can take 15 to
45 minutes.
If you want to create the Utility partition without installing the factory software, click
Advanced and select the option to not install the operating system.
If your hard disk is partitioned into several drives, you can install the factory software
on drive C without affecting other drives. Click Advanced and select to restore only
the C partition.
8. When prompted to reboot the computer, press CTRL+ALT+DEL and follow any
instructions that appear onscreen.
Windows XP is installed using NTFS format, which cannot be converted to FAT32. For
Windows 2000, if you want to convert drive C from FAT32 to NTSF format, click Start,
Run, and then type convert c: /fs:ntfs and click OK.
To create a boot disk (Windows 2000)
Click Start, Run, and type c:\i386\Bootdisk\Makeboot.exe. You’ll need four floppy disks.
To replace a damaged Recovery CD or DVD
If you lose or damage the Recovery CD or DVD, take your computer to a local HP service
center to get a replacement CD or DVD. Call the HP Customer Care Center for the
address and telephone number of an HP service center near you—see “To contact HP for
support or service” on page 128.
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To update the BIOS
Hewlett-Packard may provide updates to the computer BIOS to enhance the capabilities
of your system. You can use e-Diagtools for Windows to download and install BIOS
updates.
CAUTION
Because a BIOS update replaces the previous version, you must follow these
instructions exactly, or you risk damaging your computer. The BIOS update
process resets the configuration settings in the BIOS Setup utility, except for the
PC Identification and BIOS passwords.
1. In Windows, exit any programs that are running.
2. Remove any PC Cards.
3. If the computer is docked, undock it.
4. Connect the AC adapter.
5. Connect any cables or equipment needed to connect to the Internet.
6. Click Start, All Programs (or Programs), Hewlett-Packard, Notebook,
HP e-Diagtools, e-Diagtools for Windows.
7. Click Update, select Download Now and click OK. Follow the instructions that
appear. Once the update process begins, do not interrupt it.
The first time you make an Internet connection from this program, click Change
Settings in the Connect window to define your connection settings.
8. When the process is complete, reset the computer by inserting the tip of a ballpoint
pen into the reset button on the bottom of the computer.
BIOS updates are also available from the HP Business Support Web site
(www.hp.com/go/bizsupport).
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To update Windows drivers
From time to time, HP releases updated versions of the drivers for your computer. These
updates are intended to fix any problems that could be encountered in the drivers, and to
keep your computer running smoothly. In addition, HP may provide drivers for other
versions of Microsoft Windows, in case you decide to install a different version of
Windows.
• Download the latest drivers for your computer from www.hp.com/go/bizsupport.
Follow the instructions included with the drivers.
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Getting Assistance for Your Computer
Getting Assistance for Your Computer
To get help from the Web
HP has several Web sites on the Internet dedicated to providing information to HP
notebook computer users. The following sites are especially useful for helping you get
support for your computer:
• HP Business Support Web site. Get e-mail and telephone support information,
technical information, and software updates.
www.hp.com/go/bizsupport
• HP Notebook Computer Web site. Get the latest information about technical
support, plus information about warranty and support programs.
www.hp.com/notebooks
To contact HP for support or service
HP Customer Care Centers will assist you free of charge during the term of the warranty
(you are responsible for the telephone charges).
During the free assistance period, HP will assist with questions about:
• Included applications and operating systems.
• HP-described operation environments and conditions.
• HP accessories, HP upgrades, and basic operation and troubleshooting.
HP will not be able to help with questions about:
• Non-HP hardware, software, operating systems, or usage not intended for or included
(by HP) with the product.
• How to repair the product yourself.
• Product development, custom installations.
• Consulting.
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To contact the HP Customer Care Center by e-mail, visit the HP Business Support Web
site (www.hp.com/go/bizsupport) under “Contact HP”.
To call the Customer Care Center, check the HP Business Support Web site
(www.hp.com/go/bizsupport) under “Contact HP” for the most complete and current list
of phone numbers. If your HP notebook product is not normally sold by HP in the
country of use, you must call a Customer Care Center that supports your notebook model.
Currently, service and support assistance is provided only in the following countries and
regions:
Pavilion models
United States: (208) 323-2551.
United Kingdom: +44 (0)207-512-52-02
France: +33 (0)1-43-62-34-34
Mexico:
Mexico City: 52-58-9922
outside Mexico City: 01-800-472-6684
Australia: 61-3-8877-8000
Omnibook models
See the following table.
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North America
United States:
Omnibook: (970) 635-1000
Pavilion: (208) 323-2551
Canada: (905) 206-4663
Mexico:
Mexico City: 52-58-9922
outside Mexico City: 01-800-472-6684
South America
Argentina:
Buenos Aires: 5411-4778-8380
outside B.A.: 0810-555-5520
Brazil:
São Paulo: (11) 7297-4998
outside São Paulo: 0800-157751
Chile: 800-360999
Colombia: 9-800-114-726
Guatemala: 1 800 999-5105
Peru: 0-800-10111
Puerto Rico: 1-877-2320-589
Venezuela: 0 800 4746 8368
Europe
Austria: 43 (0) 810 00 6080
Belgium:
Dutch: +32 (0)2-626-8806
French: +32 (0)2-626-8807
Czech Republic: +42 (0)2-6130-7310
Denmark: +45 39-29-4099
English International: +44 (0)207-512-5202
Finland: +358 (0)203-47-288
France: +33 (0)1-43-62-34-34
Germany: 49 (0)180-52-58-143
Greece: +30 10 60 73 603
Hungary: +36 (0)1-382-1111
Ireland: +353 (0)1-662-5525
Italy: +39 02-264-10-350
Netherlands: +31 (0)20-606-8751
Norway: +47-22-11-62 99
Poland: +48 22 865 98 00
Portugal: +351-21-317-6333
Romania: +40 1 315 44 42
Russia Federation:
Moscow: +7-095-797-3520
St. Petersburg: +7-812-346-7997
Slovakia: +421-2-68208080
Spain: +34-902-321-123
Sweden: +46 (0)8-619-2170
Switzerland: +41 (0)848-80-11-11
Turkey: +90 (216) 579 71 71
UK: +44 (0)207-512-52-02
Ukraine: +7 (380-44) 490-3520
Africa and Middle East
Algeria: 213 (0) 61 56 45 43
Egypt: 02 532 5222
Israel: + 972 (0)9 952 4848
Morocco: 212 22404747
Tunisia: 216 1 891 222
Saudi Arabia: 800 897 14440
South Africa:
inside RSA: 086 000 1030
outside RSA: +27-11 258 9301
United Arab Emirates: 971 4 883 8454
Asia and Australia
Australia: 61-3-8877-8000
China, Mainland: 800-810-5959
Hong Kong: 852-300 28 555
India: 1-600 112267
Indonesia: 62-21-350-3408
Japan:
Navi Dial: 0570-000-510
other: 81-3-5344-7181
Korea:
Seoul: 82-2-3270-0700
outside Seoul: 080 999-0700
Malaysia: 1 800 805 405
New Zealand: 64-9-356-6640
Philippines: 63-2-867-3551
Singapore: 65-6272-5300
Taiwan: 0800 - 010055
Thailand: 66-2-353-9000
Vietnam: 84-(0)-8-823-4530
For best service, make sure you have as much of the following available when you call:
• Your computer’s model and serial number.
• Your computer’s operating system.
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• Any messages displayed when the problem occurred.
• Were there any changes to the computer, software, related hardware, or accessories
before this occurred? Can the problem be re-created?
To receive repair service
If the HP notebook product is not normally sold by HP in the country of use, it must be
returned for service to a country in which it is sold and supported.
Note
HP Pavilion notebooks have regional support and service in selected countries.
Currently, HP Pavilion notebook PCs are supported only in the country in which they
are purchased and marketed. If you are outside the country of purchase, you must cover
the cost of shipping your notebook to the appropriate HP authorized repair site.
If you are uncertain about the support available for your notebook, please contact HP
Customer Care—see “To contact HP for support or service” on page 128.
If your computer is under warranty. To receive warranty repair service, contact an HPauthorized reseller, or contact the HP Customer Care Center—see “To contact HP for
support or service” on page 128. The support technician will help qualify your unit for
warranty repair based on the warranty applicable to your unit and original purchase date,
and will provide you with repair processes. Warranty service may include the cost of
shipping, handling, duties, taxes, freight, or fees to or from the service location.
If your computer is no longer under warranty. Contact an HP-authorized reseller or
the HP Customer Care Center (see “To contact HP for support or service” on page 128).
The support provider will let you know about repair charges and processes.
Note
You are financially responsible for any repairs to your notebook that are not covered by
the HP warranty—see the warranty statement on the next page. This includes any repairs
required if you damage your notebook—for example, by spilling liquid onto it, dropping
it, or breaking the display.
In addition, most DVD drives let you change the region code only a limited number of
times (usually no more than four) to allow you to set the proper region code for your
area. When you reach this limit, your last change to the region code will be hard-coded
on the DVD drive, and will be permanent. Your HP warranty does not cover the expense
of correcting this situation.
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To prepare your computer for shipment
See “To receive repair service” above to determine if your computer must be sent in for
service. If so, prepare your computer for shipment as follows.
Note
If you have questions about packaging requirements when returning your notebook for
repair, contact HP Service and Support—see “To contact HP for support or service” on
page 128. If your notebook is not packaged properly, you will be responsible for any
damages to it that occur during shipping.
1. Important. Back up your hard disk drive. The hard disk may need to be replaced or
reformatted while your computer is being repaired.
2. Hewlett-Packard cannot guarantee the return of removable components. Please
remove the following prior to sending your computer in for service:
• PC cards.
• AC adapter and power cord.
• Any removable media, such as CDs, DVDs, or floppy disks.
• Any hardware not involved in the problem and not requested for repair.
3. When sending your notebook to Hewlett-Packard, please use the original product
packaging or other substantial packaging to avoid damage to the unit in transit. Make
sure that at least three inches of suitable packing material surround the unit.
Your notebook will be returned to you in new packaging.
Note
If the hard disk drive is defective, you will receive a replacement drive that is either
unformatted or loaded with software for verification. You should restore the computer’s
original software using your Recovery CD or DVD (see “To recover the factory
installation of your hard disk” on page 122) or other recovery method.
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Hewlett-Packard Limited Warranty Statement
Hewlett-Packard Limited Warranty Statement
1. HP warrants to you, the end-user customer, that HP hardware, accessories and
supplies will be free from defects in materials and workmanship after the date of
purchase, for the period specified in the Warranty Duration table below. If HP
receives notice of such defects during the warranty period, HP will, at its option,
either repair or replace products which prove to be defective. Replacement products
may be either new or equivalent in performance to new.
2. HP warrants to you that HP software will not fail to execute its programming
instructions after the date of purchase, for the period specified in the Warranty
Duration table below, due to defects in material and workmanship when properly
installed and used. If HP receives notice of such defects during the warranty period,
HP will replace software which does not execute its programming instructions due to
such defects.
3. HP does not warrant that the operation of HP products will be uninterrupted or error
free. If HP is unable, within a reasonable time, to repair or replace any product to a
condition as warranted, you will be entitled to a refund of the purchase price upon
prompt return of the product.
4. HP’s limited warranty is valid in any country or locality where HP has a support
presence for this product and where HP has marketed this product. The level of
warranty service you receive may vary according to local standards. HP will not alter
form, fit or function of the product to make it operate in a country for which it was
never intended to function for legal or regulatory reasons.
5. Warranty does not apply to defects resulting from (a) improper or inadequate
maintenance or calibration, (b) software, interfacing, parts or supplies not supplied by
HP, (c) unauthorized modification or misuse, (d) operation outside of the published
environmental specifications for the product, or (e) improper site preparation or
maintenance.
6. TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LOCAL LAW, THE ABOVE WARRANTIES
ARE EXCLUSIVE AND NO OTHER WARRANTY OR CONDITION, WHETHER
WRITTEN OR ORAL, IS EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED AND HP SPECIFICALLY
DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF
MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, AND FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Some countries, states or provinces do not allow
limitations on the duration of an implied warranty, so the above limitation or
exclusion might not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and
you might also have other rights that vary from country to country, state to state, or
province to province.
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Hewlett-Packard Limited Warranty Statement
7. TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LOCAL LAW, THE REMEDIES IN THIS
WARRANTY STATEMENT ARE YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES.
EXCEPT AS INDICATED ABOVE, IN NO EVENT WILL HP OR ITS SUPPLIERS
BE LIABLE FOR LOSS OF DATA OR FOR DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL,
CONSEQUENTIAL (INCLUDING LOST PROFIT OR DATA), OR OTHER
DAMAGE, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE. Some
countries, states or provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
THE WARRANTY TERMS CONTAINED IN THIS STATEMENT, EXCEPT TO
THE EXTENT LAWFULLY PERMITTED, DO NOT EXCLUDE, RESTRICT OR
MODIFY AND ARE IN ADDITION TO THE MANDATORY STATUTORY
RIGHTS APPLICABLE TO THE SALE OF THIS PRODUCT TO YOU.
Product
Duration of Limited Warranty
HP Notebook with “1YR”, “3YR”, or similar mark on
serial-number label
1 year, 3 years, or number of years marked.
HP Notebook with “90D” or similar mark on serial-number
label
90 days or number of days marked.
HP Notebook accessories and batteries
1 year
Non-HP accessories
Not warranted by HP. Refer to manufacturer's
warranty.
HP Software, Microsoft Software
90 days
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Hardware Specifications
Because we are constantly improving our products, the specifications shown below are
subject to change. For the latest specifications, see the HP Notebook Web site
(www.hp.com/notebooks).
Physical Attributes
Size (14-inch display): 328 × 272 × 38 mm (12.9 × 10.7 × 1.5 in).
Size (15-inch display): 329 × 272 × 44 mm (12.9 × 10.7 × 1.7 in).
Weight: 2.9 kg (6.5 lb) minimum, depending on configuration.
Processor and
Bus Architecture
1.8- to 2.0-GHz Intel Pentium 4 processor.
256- or 512-KB L2 cache.
400-MHz processor system bus.
Video
14.1-inch XGA (1024 × 768), or 15.0-inch XGA (1024 × 768) or SXGA+
(1400 × 1050) active-matrix (TFT) LCD display.
Hardware 3D acceleration, hardware DVD acceleration.
External monitors up to 1600 × 1200 resolution, 16M colors, and at least 85 Hz
refresh rate (only 60 Hz at 1400 × 1050). Refresh rate and clarity may vary
depending on monitor, resolution, and color depth.
ATI Mobility Radeon graphics accelerator with 16- or 32-MB DDR graphics memory,
4x AGP graphics capability.
Dual display capability (depends on operating system support).
Power
Rechargeable lithium-ion (14.8 Vdc) battery with LED charge-level gauge.
Battery life: up to 3 hours typical (varies with model, usage, and power settings).
Fast battery recharge: 2–3 hours when system is off, 3–4 hours when system is on.
Low-battery warning.
Suspend/resume capability.
Universal AC adapter: 100–240 Vac (50/60 Hz) input, 19 Vdc output, 90 W.
Mass Storage
20- to 40-GB removable hard drive with Ultra-DMA 100 interface.
1.44-MB floppy drive module (certain models).
24x CD-ROM, or 8x DVD, or CD-RW, or CD-RW/DVD drive (or higher).
RAM
At least 128 MB RAM preinstalled.
Two slots for PC2100 DDR-266 RAM modules.
Up to 1 GB (1024 MB) RAM using 512-MB modules, future support for 2 GB RAM
maximum.
Audio System
Stereo sound via two built-in speakers.
3D-enhanced audio.
Volume and mute buttons.
Headphone-out and microphone-in.
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Keyboard and
Pointing Devices
87/88-key touch-type QWERTY keyboard with 101/102 key emulation.
Embedded numeric keypad.
12 function (Fn) keys.
5 user-programmable One-Touch buttons.
Touch pad with integrated scroll pad, on-off button and indicator.
Left and right click buttons.
LAN
Ethernet 10Base-T (10 Mbps) and 100Base-TX (100 Mbps) support.
Supports wake-on-LAN, fast IP, DMI, dRMON.
MBA (Managed Boot Agent) support for PXE/BINL, NCP/IPX, DHCP.
Modem
Software-based modem.
Data speed: 56 Kbps (V.92) maximum.
Fax speed: 14.4 Kbps, Class 1 and 2.
Modulation: V.21, V.22, V.22bis, V.23, V.32, V.32bis, V.34, V.90, V.92, X2, Bell 103,
Bell 212A.
Synchronous transfer: V.80.
Compression: V.42bis, MNP5.
Error correction: V.42, MNP2-4.
Fax: Group 3 fax, Class 1. V.17, V.27ter, V.29, V.21.
Wireless LAN
(certain models)
Radio: IEEE 802.11b, WECA Wi-Fi compliant, direct-sequence spread-spectrum.
Operating frequency: 2.5-GHz ISM band, exact frequencies and channels depend on
country.
Raw data rate: 1, 2, 5.5, or 11 Mbps.
Transmitter output: 15 dBm typical (approx. 30 mW), 16 dBm max (approx. 40 mW).
Receiver sensitivity: –84 dBm typical.
Range: up to 100 m (300 ft) or more, depending on environment and conditions.
On-off button and indicator.
Mini-PCI interface.
Input/Output
9-pin, 115,200-bps serial (only with port replicator).
25-pin bi-directional ECP/EPP parallel.
15-pin VGA video-out with DDC support.
S-video TV out.
PS/2 keyboard/mouse.
4-Mbps IrDA-compliant infrared port.
IEEE-1394 (certain models).
Universal serial bus (USB 1.1), two ports.
Expandability
Two 16-/32-bit PC Card slots, Type II or III, CardBus enabled.
Port replicator.
Security Features
User and administrator passwords.
System password.
PC identification displayed at boot.
DMI-accessible electronic serial number.
Kensington MicroSaver lock slot.
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Environmental
Limits
Operating temperature: 5 to 35 °C (41 to 95 °F).
Operating humidity: 20 to 90 percent RH (5 to 35 °C).
Operating altitude: up to 3000 m (10,000 ft) at 25 °C (77 °F).
Storage temperature: –20 to 50 °C (–4 to 122 °F).
Major ICs
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 processor.
Core logic: ALI 1671 / 1535+ chipset.
Display controller: ATI Mobility Radeon M6-C/P.
Audio/Modem controller: Conexant Smart AMC CX20468-21.
CardBus controller: TI PC1520.
Keyboard/embedded controller: National PC87570.
Super I/O: integrated in core logic.
IEEE 1394: TI TSB43AB22.
LAN: National NS83815.
802.11b wireless LAN: Ambit with Intersil Prism 2.5 chipset.
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Modem Reference Information
If your computer has a modem port, you can customize the operation of the modem using
AT commands and S-registers. You can do this from Phone and Modem Options in
Control Panel, from most communications software, or by using terminal mode in your
software. See “To change your modem settings” on page 64.
Note
You should have a good understanding of modems and how they operate before you
change default settings.
This section contains summary information about AT commands, S-registers, and
selected result codes for the built-in modem.
Modem Reference (Conexant)
All listed AT commands must be preceded by the characters “AT” (except for the
command “A/”). The commands can be entered in upper or lower case. Many commands
can be used as queries by entering “?” as the argument.
AT Commands (Conexant)
Command
Function (Conexant)
A
A/
Dn
Go off-hook and attempt to answer a call.
Re-execute command (not preceded by AT).
Dial modifier: 0–9, A–D =DTMF digits; L=redial last number; P=pulse dialing; T=tone dialing; W=wait
for dial tone; * (“star”); # (“pound sign”); +; !=flash; @=wait for silence; $ or &=wait for credit card
dialing tone; ;=return to command state; ‘=dial pause; ^=toggle calling tone. Parentheses, hyphens,
and spaces can be used to format dial string and have no other effect.
Turn off command echo.
Turn on command echo (default).
Initiate hang-up sequence.
If on-hook, go off-hook and enter command mode.
Report product code.
Report LSB of stored checksum.
Report “OK”.
Report identification codes.
Report product description.
Report country code parameter.
Report modem data pump model and internal code revision.
Report modem data pump model and internal code revision.
Report “OK”.
Report country.
Set speaker volume: 0=off, 1=low (default), 2=medium, 3=high.
E0
E1
H0
H1
I0
I1
I2
I3
I4
I5
I6
I7
I8
I9
Ln
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Command
Function (Conexant)
Mn
Activate speaker: 0=off, 1=on during handshaking and off when receiving carrier (default), 2=always
on, 3=off when dialing and receiving carrier, on when answering.
Included for compatibility only; returns result code.
0=go on-line, 1=go on-line and initiate retrain sequence.
Force pulse dialing.
0=enable result codes to DTE (default), 1=disable.
Select S-register n as default.
Set default S-register n to value v.
Force DTMF dialing.
Report result codes: 0=short form (terse), 1=long form (verbose) (default).
Report DTE speed (default).
Report line speed, error correction protocol, and DTE speed.
Report DCE speed.
Report DCE speed and error correction protocol.
Report CONNECT result code on connecting. Dial tone and busy detection not reported.
Report CONNECT <text> result code on connecting. Dial tone and busy detection not reported.
Report CONNECT <text> result code on connecting. Dial tone and busy detection not reported.
Report CONNECT <text> result code on connecting. Dial tone not reported, busy signal reported if
detected.
Report CONNECT <text> result code on connecting. Dial tone and busy signal reported if detected
(default).
Reset to default configuration.
Select error control protocol: NONE=no data compression, V42B=42bis in both directions, ALT=MNP
5 compression.
0=disables extended format "+DR:" intermediate result code, 1=enables.
Controls V.42bis data compression function (b, c, and d are optional):
a sets direction(s) of data compression function, seen by DTE: 0=negotiated, no compression; 3=both
directions (default).
b=0 specifies modem does not disconnect if V.42bis is not negotiated by remote modem as specified
by a.
c sets maximum number of dictionary entries (2048) that should be negotiated.
d sets maximum string length (32 bytes) to be negotiated.
Controls V.44 data compression function (b, c, d, e, f, g, h, and i are optional):
a sets direction(s) of data compression function, seen by DTE: 0=negotiated, no compression;
1=transmit only; 2=receive only; 3=both directions (default).
b specifies whether modem disconnects if V.44 not negotiated remote DCE as specified in a: 0=do not
disconnect (default), 1=disconnect.
c: 0=stream method (default), 1=packet method, 2=multi=packet method.
d (256 to 2048) sets maximum codewords to be negotiated in transmit direction (default=2048).
e (256 to 2048) sets maximum codewords to be negotiated in receive direction (default=2048).
f (32 to 255) sets maximum string length to be negotiated in transmit direction (default=32).
g (32 to 255) sets maximum string length to be negotiated in receive direction (default=32).
h (2048 to 4096) sets maximum size of history buffer to be negotiated in transmit direction
(default=4096).
i (2048 to 4096) sets maximum size of history buffer to be negotiated in receive direction
(default=4096).
N0 or N1
On
P
Qn
Sn
Sn=v
T
Vn
W0
W1
W2
W3
X0
X1
X2
X3
X4
Z
+DR: a
+DR=n
+DS=a,b,c,d
+DS44=a,b,c,d,
e,f,g,h,i
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Command
Function (Conexant)
+ESA=a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h
Controls operation of synchronous access mode:
a=0 specifies in transparent sub-mode, modem transmits 8-bit SYN sequence on idle.
b=0 specified in framed sub-mode, modem transmits HDLC flags on idle (default and fixed).
c=0 specifies in framed sub-mode, modem transmits abort on underrun in middle of frame (default);
c=1 specifies in framed sub-mode, modem transmits flag on underrun in middle of frame, notifies
DTE.
d: not to be commanded.
e=0 specifies CRC generation and checking disabled (default and fixed).
f=0 specifies NZRI encoding and decoding disabled (default and fixed).
g=255 sets the octet value used in character-oriented framing.
h: not to be commanded.
Transmit text listing commands that provide additional modem capabilities.
Set country of installation using 8-bit country code from Annex A of T.35.
Report modem manufacturer.
Report modem model.
Report modem version, revision, or date.
Transmit text identifying the device.
Report modem model serial number.
Set operation of local flow control between DTE and modem.
n =method DTE uses to control data flow from modem: 0=none, 1=XON/XOFF on transmitted data,
2=Circuit 133 (Ready for Receiving) (default).
m =method modem uses to control data flow from DTE: 0=none, 1=XON/XOFF on received data,
2=CTS/RTS (default).
Report local port rate: 0=disable, 1=enable.
Set data rate at which the modem accepts commands when connected: 0 (allows operation only at
rates automatically detectable by modem), 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600, or 115200.
Sets transmit flow control thresholds (b and c are optional):
a (20 to 7000) sets threshold (octets) above which modem generates flow-off signal in synchronous
access mode (default=128).
b (10 to 5000) sets threshold (octets) below which modem generates flow-on signal in synchronous
access mode (default=64).
c=0 (fixed).
Set modem behavior with call waiting: 1=request modem-on-hold and collect caller ID information,
2=hang up, 3=ignore call waiting.
0=enable PCM upstream negotiation, 1=disable (default).
Set modem-on-hold: 0=enabled in V.92 mode (default), 1=disabled.
Initiate flash hook sequence when in modem-on-hold procedure.
Request modem to initiate or confirm modem-on-hold (MOH) procedure and timeout: 0=V.92 modemon-hold request denied or unavailable, 1 to 13 grant MOH with timeout (1=10 sec, 2=20 sec, 3=30
sec, 4=40 sec, 5=1 min, 6=2 min, 7=3 min, 8=4 min, 9=6 min, 10=8 min, 11=12 min, 12=16 min,
13=indefinite).
Set whether modem grants modem-on-hold (MOH) request, and MOH timeout: 0=deny V.92 modemon-hold request (default), 1 to 13=grant MOH with timeout (1=10 sec, 2=20 sec, 3=30 sec, 4=40 sec,
5=1 min, 6=2 min, 7=3 min, 8=4 min, 9=6 min, 10=8 min, 11=12 min, 12=16 min, 13=indefinite).
Use Short Phase startup procedures: 0=enable V.92 Short Phase 1 and 2 (default), 1=enable Short
Phase 1 only, 3=disable.
0=modems decide whether to use short startup procedures, 2=use full startup procedures on all
subsequent connections.
Set caller ID reporting: 0=disable (default), 1=enable with formatted presentation, 2=enable with
unformatted presentation.
+GCAP
+GCI=n
+GMI
+GMM
+GMR
+GOI
+GSN
+IFC=n,m
+ILRR=n
+IPR=n
+ITF=a,b,c
+PCW=n
+PIG=n
+PMH=n
+PMHF
+PMHR=n
+PMHT=n
+PQC=n
+PSS=n
+VCID=n
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Command
Function (Conexant)
+VRID=n
-QCPC
-QCPS=n
&Cn
&Dn
Report caller ID: 0=use formatted presentation, 1=use unformatted presentation.
Use full startup procedures on next connection, then select startup procedure defined by +PQC.
0=do not allow modem to save generated quick-connect profile, 1=allow (default)
Set RLSD: 0=always on, 1=follow carrier state (default).
0=ignore DTR; 1=upon on-to-off transition, enter online command state and issue OK result code; call
remains connected; 2=upon on-to-off transition clear call, discard untransmitted data according to
+ETBM.
0=disable line quality monitor, auto-retrain, and auto-rate renegotiation;1=enable line quality monitor,
auto-retrain, and auto-rate renegotiation (default).
Restore factory configuration.
Included for compatibility only; no effect (returns OK).
Set DTE/DCE flow control: 0=disable, 3=enable RTS/CTS DTE/DCE flow control (default), 4=enable
XON/XOFF DTE/DCE flow control, 5 and 6 included for compatibility only (no effect, returns OK).
Included for compatibility only; no effect (returns result code).
Set pulse dial (pps) with make/break: 0=10 pps with 39%–61% make/break (default), 1=10 pps with
33%–67% make/break, 2=20 pps with 39%–61% make/break, 3=20 pps with 33%–67% make/break.
Select asynchronous operation in error correction mode.
(n=0–3, 6) Select asynchronous operation in normal mode (speed buffering).
Terminate any test in progress.
Initiate local analog loopback.
Display current configuration and stored profiles.
PTT testing of signal level: 00–09=DTMF dial 0–9, 0A=DTMF *, 0B=DTMF #, 0C=DTMF A, 0D=DTMF
B, 0E=DTMF C, 0F=DTMF D, 10=V.21 Channel 1mark symbol, 11=V.21 Channel 2mark symbol,
12=V.23 Channel 1mark symbol, 13=V.23 Channel 2mark symbol, 14=Bell103 Channel 1mark
symbol, 15=Bell103 Channel 2mark symbol, 20=V22Org, 21=V22Ans, 22=Bell212Org,
23=Bell212Ans, 24=V22BisOrg, 25=V22BisAns, 26=V32@4800, 27=V32@7200, 28=V32@9600,
29=V.32Bis@12000, 2A=V32Bis@14400, 30=Silence, 31=2100Hz MISC, 33=1300Hz MISC,
34=1100Hz MISC, 40=Reserved, 41=V27@2400 FAX, 42=V27@4800 FAX, 43=V29@7200 FAX,
44=V29@9600 FAX, 45=V17@7200LT FAX, 46=V17@7200ST FAX, 47=V17@9600LT FAX,
48=V17@9600ST FAX, 49=V17@12000LT FAX, 4A=V17@12000ST FAX, 4B=V17@14400LT FAX,
4C=V17@14400ST FAX. 5abc: a=bit rate (0=2400, D=33600), b=V.34 symbol rate (0=2400, 5=3429),
c=pre-emphasis filter (0 to A).
Select normal speed buffered mode.
Select normal speed buffered mode.
Select reliable (error-correction) mode.
Select auto reliable mode.
Force LAPM mode.
Force MNP mode.
Report carrier.
Report transmit and receive rates.
Disable reporting of modulation connection.
Enable reporting of modulation connection (+MCR: and +MRR: are transmitted) (default).
Enable reporting of modulation connection (+MCR: and Receive Rate Only: are transmitted).
&En
&F0
&Gn
&Kn
&Mn
&Pn
&Q5
&Qn
&T0
&T1
&V
%TTn
\N0
\N1
\N2
\N3
\N4
\N5
+MCR
+MMR
+MR=0
+MR=1
+MR=2
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Command
Function (Conexant)
+MS=a,b,c,d,e,f
Select modulation (b, c, d, e, and f are optional).
a is the carrier (allowable rates in parentheses): B103 (300), B212 (1200 Rx/75 Tx or 75 Rx/1200 Tx),
V21 (300), V22 (1200), V22B (1200/2400), V23C (1200), V32 (4800/9600), V32B (4800–14400), V34
(2400–33600), K56 (32000–56000), V90 (28000–56000), V92 (downstream: 28000–56000; upstream:
24000–48000).
b is automode: 0=disabled, 1=enabled (default).
c is minimum transmit (Tx) rate (bps).
d is maximum transmit rate (bps).
e is minimum receive (Rx) rate.
f is maximum receive rate (bps).
Set PDC mode: 1=disable (default), 20=enable.
+WS=n
ECC Commands
%Cn
+EB=a,b,c
+EFCS=0
+ER: a
+ER=n
+ES=a,b,c
+ESR=0
+ETBM=a,b,c
Set data compression: 0=disable, 1=enable V.42 bis and MNP 5, 2=enable V.42 bis and MNP 5,
3=enable V.42 bis and MNP 5 (default).
Select break handling (b and c are optional):
a=0 — break is ignored.
b=0 — transmitted V.42 L-SIGNAL will not indicate break signal length.
c=0 — break is not delivered to DTE.
Select 16-bit FCS specified in V.42.
Select error control protocol: NONE=error control not in use, LAPM=V.42 LAPM protocol, ALT=MNP.
Error control reporting: 0=disable, 1=enable.
Select error control and synchronous mode (b and c are optional).
a is requested mode when modem is originator: 0=initiate call with direct mode, 1=initiate call with
normal mode, 2=initiate V.42 without detection phase, 3=initiate V.42 with detection phase (default),
4=initiate MNP, 6=initiate V.80 synchronous access mode when connection is completed.
b specifies fallback mode when modem is originator: 0=LAPM, MNP, or normal mode error control
optional (default); 1=LAPM, MNP, or direct mode error control optional; 2=LAPM or MNP error control
required; 3=LAPM error control required; 4=MNP error control required.
c specifies fallback mode when modem is answerer or specifies V.80 synchronous access mode:
1=error control disabled, use normal mode; 2=LAPM, MNP, or normal mode error control optional
(default); 3=LAPM, MNP, or direct mode error control optional; 4=LAPM or MNP error control
required; 5=LAPM error control required; 6=MNP error control required; 8=initiate V.80 synchronous
access mode when connection complete.
Disable selective repeat option in V.42.
Handle data remaining in modem buffers on call termination (b and c are optional):
a=0 — disconnect occurs immediately and buffered transmit data is discarded.
b=0 — disconnect occurs immediately and buffered receive data is discarded.
c=0 — modem does not attempt to deliver buffered data and discards data.
FAX Class 1
+FAE=n
+FAR=n
+FCL=n
+FCLASS=n
+FIT=n,a
+FLO=a
Data/fax auto answer: 0=disable (default), 1=enable.
0=disable adaptive reception (default), 1=enable.
Set loss-of-carrier delay in units of 100 ms (n=0 to 255).
Set active service class: 0=data mode (default), 1=Fax Class 1, 1.0=Fax Class 1.0 mode, 8=voice
mode.
Set DTE inactivity timeout n seconds after which modem goes on-hook (a=0) or DCE goes on hook
(a=1).
Set flow control type: 0=XON/XOFF and RTS/CTS flow control turned off; 1=XON/XOFF flow control
in either direction; 2=RTS for flow control of modem by DTE, and CTS for flow control of DTE by
modem.
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Command
Function (Conexant)
+FMI
+FMM
+FMR
+FPR=n
+FRH=n
+FRM=n
+FRS=n
+FTH=n
+FTM=n
+FTS=n
Report modem manufacturer.
Report modem model.
Report modem version, revision, or date.
Set DTE/modem interface rate in bits/sec: 0=automatic detection (default).
Receive data with HDLC framing.
Receive data.
Receive silence, n×10 ms.
Transmit data with HDLC framing.
Transmit data.
Stop transmission and wait, n×10 ms.
Voice Commands
+FCLASS=8
+VDR=a,b
+VDT=a,b
+VDX=a
+VGM=n
+VGR=n
+VGS=n
+VGT=n
+VIP
+VIT=n
+VLS=n
+VNH=n
+VPR=n
+VRA=n
+VRN=n
+VRXn
+VSD=a,b
+VSM=a,b,c,d
+VSP=a
+VTD=n
+VTR
+VTS=string
+VTX
Select voice mode.
Set report ring cadence and timing of RING event code:
a=0 disables ring cadence reporting, a=1 enables.
b sets report content: 0=DROF and DRON messages only.
Set report control tone cadence:
a=0 disables ring cadence reporting, a=1 enables.
b=0 reports CPOF and CPON messages only.
Select speakerphone half-duplex (a=0) or full duplex (a=1).
Set microphone gain of speakerphone function (0 to 255).
Set gain for received voice samples (0 to 255).
Set speaker gain of speakerphone function (0 to 255).
Set volume (120 to 135).
Initialize all voice parameters to defaults.
Set initial value for DTE/modem inactivity timer (0 to 255 seconds).
Select sources/destinations for analog data.
Set automatic hangups: 0=enable, 1=disable, 2=disable automatic hangups in non-voice modes.
Set DTE/modem interface rate (0=autobaud).
Set delay between ringbacks before modem assumes remote station is off hook (0 to 255 x 0.1 sec).
Set delay between ringbacks before modem assumes remote station is off hook (0 to 60 sec).
Start voice reception: 0=start without periodic tone production, 1=start with periodic tone production.
Set silence detection sensitivity and required period of silence before modem reports silence at end of
voice receive.
Set voice and silence compression methods, and voice sampling rate.
Disable (a=0) or enable (a=1) speakerphone.
Set beep duration (1 to 500 x 0.01 sec).
Start voice transmission and reception.
Send voice tones.
Start voice transmission.
AT* Commands
*B
*D
Display black-listed numbers.
Display delayed numbers.
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S-Registers (Conexant)
Register
Function (Conexant)
Range/units
Default
S0
S1
S2
S3
S4
S5
S6
S7
S8
S10
S11
S12
S18
S29
S30
S46
Number of rings to auto-answer.
Ring counter.
Escape character.
Line termination character.
Response formatting character.
Command line editing character.
Wait time for dial tone.
Wait time for carrier.
Pause time for dial delay modifier.
Carrier loss disconnect time.
DTMF tone duration.
Escape prompt delay.
Test timer.
Flash dial modifier time.
Disconnect inactivity timer.
Data compression control.
0–255/rings
0–255/rings
0–255/ASCII
0–127/ASCII
0–127/ASCII
0–32/ASCII
2–255/sec
1–255/sec
0–255/sec
1–255/.1 sec
50–255/.001 sec
0–255/.02 sec
0–255/sec
0–255/10 msec
0–255/10 sec
136 (error correction
w/o compression) or
138 (error correction &
compression)
0
0
43
13
10 (line feed)
8 (backspace)
2
50
2
14 (1.4 sec)
95 (95 msec)
50 (1 sec)
0
70 (700 msec)
0
138
S95
Extended result code messages control.
0
Selected Result Codes (Conexant)
Code
Meaning
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
24
32
33
35
83
OK
CONNECT
RING
NO CARRIER
ERROR
CONNECT 1200
NO DIAL TONE
BUSY
NO ANSWER
DELAYED
BLACKLISTED
FAX
DATA
LINE IN USE
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Power Cords
The power cord supplied with the computer’s AC adapter should match the plug and
voltage requirements for your local area. Regulatory approval for the AC adapter has
been obtained using the power cord for the local area. However, if you travel to a
different area or need to connect to a different outlet or voltage, you should use one of the
power cords listed below. To purchase a power cord (including one for an area not listed
below) or a replacement AC adapter, contact your local Hewlett-Packard dealer or Sales
and Service office. For any power cord with a fused plug, if you have to replace the fuse,
be sure to install an approved fuse.
Country or Region
Rated Voltage and Current
HP Part Number
Canada
Mexico
Philippines
Taiwan
United States
125 Vac (3 A)
8120-6313
East and West Europe
Egypt
Saudi Arabia
250 Vac (2.5 A)
8120-6314
Hong Kong
Singapore
United Kingdom
250 Vac (2.5 A)
8120-8699
Australia
New Zealand
250 Vac (2.5 A)
8120-6312
Japan
125 Vac (3 A)
8120-6316
India
250 Vac (2.5 A)
8121-0702
South Africa
250 Vac (2.5 A)
8120-6317
Argentina
250 Vac (2.5 A)
8120-8367
Chile
250 Vac (2.5 A)
8120-8452
China
250 Vac (2.5 A)
8120-8373
South Korea
250 Vac (2.5 A)
8120-8441
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Ergonomics
WARNING
Improper use of keyboards and other input devices has been associated with
ergonomic injury. For information about reducing your risk, see Working in
Comfort in the online HP Library or visit our ergonomics Web site,
www.hp.com/ergo.
Battery Safety
Note
The following batteries are compatible only with HP notebook computers:
– HP: F4809 and F4812
– Panasonic: CGR-B/862AE
– Sanyo: 4UR18650F-2-QC-KT
– Simplo: 916-2150
• To avoid risk of fire, burns, or damage to your battery pack, do not allow a metal
object to touch the battery contacts.
• Do not disassemble the battery. There are no serviceable parts inside. Do not dispose
of the battery pack in fire or water.
• Handle a damaged or leaking battery with extreme care. If you come in contact with
the electrolyte, wash the exposed area with soap and water. If it contacts the eye, flush
the eye with water for 15 minutes and seek medical attention.
• Do not expose the battery pack to storage temperatures above 60 °C (140 °F).
• When discarding a battery pack, contact your local waste disposal provider regarding
local restrictions on the disposal or recycling of batteries.
• To obtain a replacement battery, contact your local dealer or HP sales office.
• Do not charge the battery pack if the ambient temperature exceeds 45 °C (113 °F).
• Replace only with the same or equivalent type battery pack recommended by the
manufacturer.
• This product contains a lithium-ion or nickel-metal-hydride battery, and may require
special handling at end-of-life.
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Laser Safety
The CD-ROM and DVD drives used with the computer are certified as a Class 1 laser
devices according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
Radiation Performance Standard and International Standards IEC 825 / IEC 825-1
(EN60825 / EN60825-1). These devices are not considered harmful, but the following
precautions are recommended:
• Ensure proper use by reading and following the instructions carefully.
• If the unit requires service, contact an authorized HP service center—see “To contact
HP for support or service” on page 128.
• Do not attempt to make any adjustment of the unit.
• Avoid direct exposure to the laser beam—do not open the unit.
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
LASER KLASSE 1
LED Safety
The infrared port, which is located on the front of the computer, is classified as a Class 1
LED (light-emitting diode) device according to International Standard IEC 825-1
(EN60825-1). This device is not considered harmful, but the following precautions are
recommended:
• If the unit requires service, contact an authorized HP service center—see “To contact
HP for support or service” on page 128.
• Do not attempt to make any adjustment of the unit.
• Avoid direct eye exposure to the infrared LED beam. Be aware that the beam is
invisible light and cannot be seen.
• Do not attempt to view the infrared LED beam with any type of optical device.
CLASS 1 LED PRODUCT
LEDSCHÜTZKLASSE 1 PRODUKT
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Mercury Safety
This product contains mercury in the fluorescent lamp of the liquid-crystal display, and
may require special handling at end-of-life.
Exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation
The radiated output power of the IEEE 802.11 internal wireless radio is far below the
FCC radio frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, the wireless radio shall be used in
such a manner that the potential for human contact during normal operation is minimized.
The internal wireless radio operates within guidelines found in radio frequency safety
standards and recommendations, which reflect the consensus of the scientific community.
HP therefore believes the internal wireless radio is safe for use by consumers. The level
of energy emitted is far less than the electromagnetic energy emitted by wireless devices
such as mobile phones. However, the use of wireless radios may be restricted in some
situations or environments, such as aboard airplanes. If you are unsure of restrictions, you
are encouraged to ask for authorization before turning on the wireless radio.
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Regulatory Information
This section presents information that shows how your computer complies with
regulations in certain regions. Any modifications to your computer not expressly
approved by Hewlett-Packard could void the authority to operate the computer in these
regions.
U.S.A.
This computer has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This computer generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy. If not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions, it may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this computer does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception (which can be determined by removing the unit’s batteries and AC
adapter), try the following:
• Reorienting or relocating the receiving antenna.
• Relocating the computer with respect to the receiver.
• Connecting the computer’s AC adapter to another power outlet.
Connections to Peripheral Devices
To maintain compliance with FCC Rules and Regulations, use properly shielded cables
with this device.
For more information, consult your dealer, an experienced radio/television technician, or
the following booklet, prepared by the Federal Communications Commission: How to
Identify and Resolve Radio-TV Interference Problems. This booklet is available from the
U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402, Stock Number
004-000-00345-4. At the first printing of this manual, the telephone number was
(202) 512-1800.
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Declaration of Conformity (U.S.A.)
Responsible Party:
Hewlett-Packard Company
Manager of Corporate Product Regulations
3000 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, CA 94304
+1 (650) 857-1501
declares that the product(s)
Trade name:
Hewlett-Packard Company
Product name:
HP Omnibook XE4 series and Pavilion ZE5 and XT series
Complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference, and
2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
Canada
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from
digital apparatus as set out in the radio interference regulations of the Canadian
Department of Communications. The internal wireless radio complies with RSS 210 of
Industry Canada.
Le présent appareil numérique n’émet pas de bruits radioélectriques dépassant les limites
applicables aux appareils numériques de Classe B prescrites dans le règlement sur le
brouillage radioélectrique édicté par le Ministère des Communications du Canada. Le
composant RF interne est conforme à la norme CNR-210 d’Industrie Canada.
L’utilisation de ce dispositif est autorisée seulement aux conditions suivantes : (1) il ne
doit pas produire de brouillage et (2) l’utilisateur du dispositif doit étre prét à accepter
tout brouillage radioélectrique reçu, même si ce brouillage est susceptible de
compromettre le fonctionnement du dispositif.
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European Union
The equipment has been approved in accordance with Council Decision 98/482/EC for
pan-European single terminal connection to the public switched telephone network
(PSTN) and to a radio-frequency wireless network. However, due to differences between
the individual PST’s provided in different countries, the approval does not, of itself, give
an unconditional assurance of successful operation on every PSTN network termination
point.
In event of problems, you should contact your equipment supplier in the first instance.
This equipment has been designed to work in all of the countries of the European
Economic Area (Public Switched Telephone Networks). Network compatibility is
dependent on internal software settings. Contact your equipment supplier if it is
necessary to use the equipment on a different telephone network. For further product
support, contact Hewlett-Packard—see “To contact HP for support or service” on
page 128.
Belgium: For outdoor usage only channels 10 (2457 MHz) through 13 (2472 MHz) are
allowed. For private usage outside buildings across public grounds over less than 300m,
no special registration with IBPT/BIPT is required. Registration to IBPT/BIPT is required
for private usage outside buildings across public grounds over more than 300m. An
IBPT/BIPT license is required for public usage outside building. For registration and
license please contact IBPT/BIPT.
France: Restricted frequency band: only channels 10 through 13 (2457 MHz through
2472 MHz respectively) may be used in France. License required for every installation,
indoor and outdoor installations. Please contact ART for the procedure to follow. Use
with outdoor installations not allowed.
Germany: License required for outdoor installations. Check with reseller for procedure
to follow
Netherlands: License required for outdoor installations. Check with reseller for
procedure to follow.
Italy: Indoor or outdoor use in a public area requires a user license.
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Die Geräte wurden gemäß Ratsentscheidung 98/482/EC für den Anschluss an eine
einzelne Telefonbuchse im europäischen Raum (Public Switched Telephone Network)
und drahtlose Funknetzwerke zertifiziert. In Anbetracht der Unterschiede zwischen den
einzelnen Telefonnetzen bietet die Zertifizierung für sich genommen keine absolute
Sicherheit, dass die Geräte bei Anschluss an jeder beliebigen Telefonbuchse
funktionieren.
Sollten Probleme auftreten, wenden Sie sich zunächst an den Gerätehersteller.
Diese Geräte wurden zum Betrieb in allen Ländern der europäischen Wirtschaftsgemeinschaft entwickelt (Public Switched Telephone Networks). Die Kompatibilität zum Netz
ist von internen Software-Einstellungen abhängig. Wenden Sie sich an den Gerätehersteller, wenn Sie die Geräte in einem anderen Telefonnetz einsetzen müssen. Weitere
Informationen zur Unterstützung für das Produkt erhalten Sie bei Hewlett-Packard.
Cet équipement a été reconnu conforme aux décisions du Conseil 98/482/EC relatives à
la connexion pan-européenne de terminal simple au réseau téléphonique public commuté
(RTPC) et à un réseau sans fil RF. Cependant, des différences existant entre les RTPC
nationaux présents dans les différents pays, cette homologation en elle-même ne garantit
pas la réussite de toutes les opérations sur tous les points de terminaison du réseau
téléphonique public commuté.
En cas de problème, prenez contact avec le fournisseur auprès duquel vous vous êtes
procuré votre équipement.
Cet équipement a été conçu pour fonctionner dans tous les pays membres de la zone
d'échange européenne (Réseaux Téléphoniques Public Commutés).
La compatibilité entre réseaux dépend des paramètres internes du logiciel.
Prenez contact avec le fournisseur auprès duquel vous vous êtes procuré votre
équipement pour savoir s'il est préférable d'utiliser ce dernier sur un autre réseau
téléphonique. Si vous souhaitez obtenir de l'aide, prenez contact avec Hewlett-Packard.
Questa apparecchiatura è stata approvata in conformità alla Decisione del Consiglio
98/482/EC che regolamenta, in seno all’Unione Europea, la connessione di singoli
terminali alla rete telefonica pubblica commutata (PSTN) e alla rete wireless in radio
frequenza. Tuttavia, a causa delle differenze esistenti tra i singoli servizi PSTN forniti nei
diversi paesi, l’approvazione in sé stessa non rappresenta una garanzia assoluta di
funzionamento su ogni singolo punto di terminazione della rete PSTN.
In caso di problemi, per prima cosa rivolgersi al fornitore dell’apparecchiatura.
Questa apparecchiatura è stata progettata per funzionare in tutti i paesi dell’Area
Economica Europea (reti telefoniche pubbliche commutate). La compatibilità della rete
dipende dalle impostazioni interne del software. Rivolgersi al fornitore
dell’apparecchiatura qualora sia necessario utilizzare quest’ultima su una rete telefonica
diversa. Per ulteriore assistenza sul prodotto, contattare Hewlett-Packard.
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Japan
Japan Telecommunications Approval
Name of Equipment: AMC20493-001-KT1, AMC20493-001-KT3,
AMC20493-001-KT5, AMC20493-001
TELEC approval number: D02-0005JP
Name of Equipment: T60H424
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Russia
International
Products sold internationally by Hewlett-Packard and its authorized dealers meet the
specifications listed on the following page.
Note
For regulatory identification purposes, your product is assigned a Regulatory Model
Number. The Regulatory Model Number for your product is listed in the declaration
below. This regulatory number is different from the marketing name and product
number.
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Declaration of Conformity (according to ISO/IEC Guide 22 and EN 45014)
Manufacturer’s Name:
Manufacturer’s Address:
Hewlett-Packard Company, Mobile Computing Division
19310 Pruneridge Ave., Cupertino, CA 95014, U.S.A.
declares that the following product
Product Name:
Regulatory Model Number:
Product Options:
HP Omnibook XE4 series and Pavilion ZE5 and XT series
CRVSA-02T1-90
All, including options for analog modem and radio link
conforms to the following product specifications
Safety:
IEC 60950: 1991 +A1,A2,A3,A4 / EN 60950: 1992 +A1,A2,A3,A4,A11
IEC 60825-1: 1993 +A1 / EN 60825-1: 1994 +A11 Class 1 LED
GB4943-1995
EMC:
EN 55022: 1994 +A1: 1995 +A2: 1997, Class B [1]
CISPR 24: 1997 / EN 55024: 1998
IEC 61000-3-2: 1995 / EN 61000-3-2:1995 +A1: 1998 +A2: 1998
IEC 61000-3-3: 1994 / EN 61000-3-3:1995
GB9254-1998
FCC Title 47 CFR, Part 15 Class B/ANSI C63.4: 1992
AS/NZS 3548: 1995 Rules and Regulations of Class B
Telecom:
TBR 21: 1998, EG 201 121: 1998
Radio:
Equipment Class 2
EN 301 489-17 General EMC requirements for Radio equipment
EN 300 328-2 Technical requirements for Radio equipment
Notified Body Number: 0682
Notified Body Address: CETECOM ICT Services GmbH, Untertuerkheimer Str. 6-10, D-66117
Saarbruecken
Supplementary
Information:
The product herewith complies with the requirements of the R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC and carries the
CE marking accordingly.
[1] The product was tested in a typical configuration with Hewlett-Packard Personal Computer peripherals.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
The HP F4813 and F5104 ac/dc adapters used with this product are designed to operate on all power
systems, other than IT power systems.
Corvallis, OR, April 1, 2002
European Contact for regulatory topics only: Hewlett Packard GmbH, HQ-TRE, Herrenberger Strasse 140, 71034 Boeblingen,
Germany. Fax: +49 7031 143143.
USA Contact: Hewlett Packard Co., Corporate Product Regulations Manager, 3000 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA 94304,
U.S.A. Phone: +1 (650) 857-1501.
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Index
A
AC adapter
compatibility, 21, 86
connecting, 21
AC adapter jack
location, 15
accessories
buying, 12
adding RAM, 89
AdHoc wireless network
definition, 71
setting up, 70, 71
adjusting
brightness, 33, 37
display colors, 37
screen area, 37
volume, 33
airplanes
wireless communication in, 73
ALT GR key, 36
antistatic precautions, 89, 90
Applications key, 35
AT commands, 64, 139
audio
adjusting volume, 38, 96
connecting devices, 81
muting, 38
troubleshooting, 96
volume, 33
audio jacks, 14
audio mute button, 14
B
battery
best use of, 57
checking status, 55
conditioning, 57
extending life of, 57
installing, 19
location, 14
low power warning, 56
operating time, 56, 110
release latch, 16
safety, 147
saving power, 56
status lights, 55
testing, 57
troubleshooting, 110
Battery Optimizer, 57
BIOS
password, 42
updating, 124
BIOS Setup utility
Boot menu, 120
Exit menu, 121
external display settings, 120
Main menu, 119
Security menu, 120
using, 42, 118
black list (modem), 62
blackout periods
modem, 62
boot device order, 30, 120
boot disk, 123
Boot menu (BIOS), 120
brightness
adjusting, 33, 37
connecting
audio devices, 81
external monitor, 82
IEEE 1394 devices, 85
infrared device, 85
LAN, 68
modem, 61
parallel device, 80
port replicator, 86
serial device, 85
to Internet, 25, 62
USB device, 80
wireless network, 69, 71
Corporate Evaluator’s Guide, 13
cursor (pointer), 32
Customer Care
getting support, 128
Web site, 13
C
data
protecting, 48
default BIOS settings, 119
desktop management, 121
Desktop Zoom, 37
devices
boot order, 120
external display, 36
infrared, 85
parallel, 80
ports for, 78
serial, 85
temporary boot order, 30
USB, 80
diagnostics, 116
dial-in network connections, 63
display
BIOS settings, 120
brightness, 33, 37, 48, 56
dual display, 83
dual monitor, 83
extending life, 48
external, 82
port, 15
power, 57
quality, 100
secondary, 83
settings, 37
switching to external, 36
Caps Lock, 14, 18
Cardbus cards, 76
cards (PCMCIA), 76
CD-ROM drive
creating or copying CDs, 41
inserting CD, 40
location, 14
removing CD, 40
CDs
creating or copying, 41
recommended media, 41
cleaning the computer, 49
clicking items, 32
computer
caring for, 47
changing BIOS settings, 42, 118
cleaning, 49
opening/closing, 14
protecting, 47, 101
reinstalling Windows, 122
resetting, 29
testing, 116
timeouts, 53
turning on, 23
configuring
BIOS settings, 42, 118
modem, 64
touch pad, 32
D
Reference Guide
157
troubleshooting, 99
display colors
adjusting, 37
docking
port replicator, 86
docking port, 16
dragging items, 32
drivers
downloading, 125
drives
hard drive holder, 93
replacing hard disk, 92, 94
DVD drive
location, 14
playing movies, 41
setting region code, 41
troubleshooting, 97
E
e-Diagtools for Windows, 117
e-mail
HP Customer Care, 129
sending and receiving, 65
encryption, 69, 71
ergonomics, 19
euro symbol, 103
Exit menu (BIOS), 121
extended memory, 119
external monitor port
location, 15
external mouse
configuring, 32
F
F10 (diagnostics), 116
FAT32 format, 123
Fax Console (Windows XP), 66
faxes
Windows 2000, 67
Windows XP, 66
files
recovering, 122
floppy disk drive
location, 15
Fn key
+ Back Space (mute), 33
+ F1 (decrease brightness), 33, 37
+ F12 (hibernate), 33
+ F2 (increase brightness), 33, 37
+ F5 (display select), 33, 82
+ F8 (keypad), 33, 36
+ NumLock (scroll lock), 33
+ Page Down (decrease audio),
33
158
+ Page Up (increase audio), 33
temporary keypad, 36
H
hard disk drive
caring for, 48
FAT32 format, 123
Hibernate partition, 92
holder, 93
location, 16
NTFS format, 123
preparing for use, 94
protecting, 47
replacing, 92
troubleshooting, 100
hardware specifications, 136
Hewlett-Packard support, 128
Hibernate mode
definition, 28
entering, 54
status lights, 17
Hibernate partition, 92
hot computer, 101
hot keys, 33
HP Battery Optimizer, 57
HP Business Support
Web site, 13
HP Customer Care
contact by e-mail, 129
getting support, 128
HP Desktop Zoom, 37
HP Instant Support, 96
HP Library, 13
HP Notes, 13
HP Quick Lock, 43
HP TV Now, 84
I
IEEE 1394 port
connecting devices, 85
location, 15
infrared communication
transferring files, 86
troubleshooting, 101
infrared port
location, 14
making connections, 85
printing, 86
safety, 148
troubleshooting, 101
infrastructure wireless network
definition, 72
setting up, 72
inserting
Reference Guide
CD, 40
DVD, 40
PC Card, 76
installing
hard disk drive, 92
hard drive holder, 93
RAM, 89
TopTools, 121
installing original software, 122
Internet
connect icon, 63
connecting to, 25, 62, 63
disconnecting, 63
Internet Explorer, 63
Internet Service Provider, 60, 62
inventory, 12
ISP, 62
K
Kensington lock, 43, 87
keyboard
embedded keypad, 36
ergonomic precautions, 19
euro symbol, 103
non US, 36
num lock, 36
opening, 89
status lights, 14, 18
troubleshooting, 102
keypad (embedded), 36
Keypad Lock, 14, 18
L
LAN
connecting to, 68
troubleshooting, 103
wireless, 69
LAN port
indicator lights, 68
location, 15
laser safety, 148
Library (HP), 13
lights
LAN port, 68
status, 14, 17, 18
locking computer, 43
LPT1 port, 15
M
Main menu (BIOS), 119
memory
adding, 89
extended, 119
PC2100 DDR-266, 89, 104
removing, 90
troubleshooting, 104
mini-PCI
location, 16
modem
AT commands, 64, 139
black list, 62
blackout periods, 62
built-in, 22
connecting, 61
connecting to Internet, 62
dial-in connection, 63
faxing (Windows 2000), 67
faxing (Windows XP), 66
port location, 15
sending e-mail, 65
settings, 64
software, 60
troubleshooting, 105
monitor
BIOS settings, 120
external, 82
port, 15
resolution, 82, 83
switching to, 36
mouse
troubleshooting, 102
movies (DVD), 41
mute button
location, 14
using, 38
N
network
connecting to, 68
dialing, 63
LAN, See LAN
wireless, See wireless network
Norton AntiVirus, 44
Notebook Web sites, 13
NTFS format, 123
NTSC
selecting for output, 84
Num Lock, 14, 18, 36
O
off
button location, 14
status lights, 17
turning off, 28
on
button location, 14
One-Touch buttons
location, 14
using, 34
Outlook Express, 65
overheating, 101
P
PAL
selecting for output, 84
parallel device
connecting, 80
parallel port
location, 15
partition (Utility), 122
password, 42
PC Card slots
location, 15
PC Cards
installing, 76
saving power, 57
stopping, 77
troubleshooting, 107
PC2100 DDR-266 RAM, 89, 104
PCMCIA cards, 76
phone cord, connecting, 22
plug requirements, 146
pointing devices
configuring, 32
using, 32
port locations, 15
port replicator
connecting, 86
troubleshooting, 109
power
connecting AC, 21
processor speed, 53
saving, 56
troubleshooting, 110
power button
location, 14
resetting with, 29
power cords, 146
power management
automated, 52
schemes, 53
Powerplay, 57
preparing
hard disk drive, 94
Presentation Ready, 39
presentations
preparing, 39
showing, 39
printing
compatible printers, 80
infrared printers, 86
parallel connection, 80
troubleshooting, 111
processor speed
managing, 53
protection
Kensington lock, 43, 87
Norton AntiVirus, 44
PS/2 port
location, 15
Q
Quick Lock, 43
R
RAM
adding, 89
location, 16
PC2100 DDR-266, 89, 104
removing, 90
rebooting
boot device, 120
temporary boot device, 30
receiving faxes
Windows 2000, 67
Windows XP, 66
recovering original software, 122
Recovery CD or DVD
diagnostics, 117
replacing, 123
using, 122
region code, 41
registering computer, 24
regulatory information, 150
removing
CD, 40
DVD, 40
hard disk drive, 92
hard drive holder, 93
PC Card, 77
RAM, 90
repair service
obtaining, 131
shipment, 132
reset button, 29
resetting, 29
resolution
external monitor, 82
S
safety
battery use, 147
infrared port, 148
laser, 148
power cords, 146
wireless communication, 73
Reference Guide
159
saving battery power, 56
screen area
adjusting, 37
scroll pad
location, 14
secondary display, 83
security
Kensington lock, 15, 43, 87
Norton AntiVirus, 44
Security menu (BIOS), 120
selecting items, 32
sending faxes
Windows 2000, 67
Windows XP, 66
serial port
connecting, 85
setting up, 19
shut down, 54
software
pre-installed, 12
specifications
hardware, 136
Standby mode
and display life, 48
definition, 28
status lights, 17
timeout, 28
startup
troubleshooting, 114
static electricity, 89, 90
status lights
battery charge, 55
keyboard, 14, 18
location, 14
meanings, 17
Support Ticket, 116
suspending
and display life, 48
resuming and, 114
saving power, 56
troubleshooting, 114
S-video port
location, 15
system standby, 54
160
T
taskbar
HP Presentation Ready, 39
PC Card, 77
television type, 84
temperature
limits, 138
overheating, 101
timeouts
computer, 53
TopTools, 121
touch pad
configuring, 32
location, 14
troubleshooting, 102
using, 32
troubleshooting
audio, 96
battery, 110
display, 99
DVD drive, 97
hard disk drive, 100
HP Instant Support, 96
infrared communications, 101
keyboard, 102
LAN, 103
memory, 104
modem, 105
PC Card, 107
pointing devices, 102
port replicator, 109
power, 110
printing, 111
resuming, 114
startup, 114
suspending, 114
wireless communication, 115
turning on computer, 23
TV Now, 84
typing
special characters, 36
U
URLs, 13
Reference Guide
USB
connecting devices, 80
location of ports, 15
location of third port, 14
Utility partition
creating, 122
V
ventilation, 47, 101
virus protection, 44
voltage requirements, 146
volume
adjusting, 33, 38
troubleshooting, 96
volume control
location, 14
W
warranty
repair, 131
Web sites, 13
Windows
documentation, 13
key, 35
password, 42
reinstalling, 122
setting up, 24
updating drivers, 125
wireless communication
indicator light, 14, 73
infrared, 85
on-off button, 69
restrictions on use, 73
status, 74
troubleshooting, 115
turning on, 73
wireless network
AdHoc, 70, 71
connecting to, 69, 71
infrastructure, 72
Z
Zip drive, 80
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