HP 425 - Notebook PC Specifications

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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.
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
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Edition 2 ............................................August 2001
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Contents
Getting Started with Your HP Notebook ..................................................................... 11
Taking Inventory......................................................................................................... 12
What’s in the box? ................................................................................................ 12
To buy accessories ................................................................................................ 13
To find more information...................................................................................... 14
Identifying Parts of the Computer............................................................................... 15
Front View ............................................................................................................ 15
Back View............................................................................................................. 16
Bottom View ......................................................................................................... 17
Status Lights.......................................................................................................... 18
Setting Up Your Computer ......................................................................................... 20
Step 1: Install the battery....................................................................................... 20
Step 2: Connect AC power.................................................................................... 22
Step 3: Connect a phone line................................................................................. 23
Step 4: Turn on the computer................................................................................ 24
Step 5: Set up Windows ........................................................................................ 24
Step 6: Register your notebook ............................................................................. 25
What to do next ..................................................................................................... 26
To connect to the Internet...................................................................................... 26
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 pointing devices................................................................................... 30
To use the Fn hot keys .......................................................................................... 32
To use the One-Touch buttons .............................................................................. 33
To use the Windows and Applications keys.......................................................... 34
To use the embedded keypad ................................................................................ 34
To use the ALT GR key ........................................................................................ 35
To adjust the display ............................................................................................. 35
To adjust the volume ............................................................................................. 36
To change computer settings for a presentation .................................................... 37
To work with CDs and DVDs ............................................................................... 38
Securing Your Computer ............................................................................................ 39
To set up password protection............................................................................... 39
To attach a security cable ...................................................................................... 40
To protect against viruses...................................................................................... 41
To set PC identification......................................................................................... 41
To lock the hard disk drive.................................................................................... 42
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Working in Comfort with a Notebook PC .................................................................. 43
Taking Care of Your Computer .................................................................................. 45
To protect your hard disk drive ............................................................................. 45
To maintain your computer ................................................................................... 45
To safeguard your data.......................................................................................... 46
To extend the life of the display............................................................................ 46
To clean your computer......................................................................................... 47
Batteries and Power Management ................................................................................ 49
Managing Power Consumption................................................................................... 50
How the computer manages power automatically................................................. 50
To manage power manually .................................................................................. 53
Using Battery Power ................................................................................................... 54
To check battery status.......................................................................................... 54
To respond to a low-battery warning .................................................................... 55
To recharge the battery.......................................................................................... 55
To use additional batteries..................................................................................... 55
To get the most from your batteries ...................................................................... 56
To maximize processor speed ............................................................................... 57
Modem and Network Connections................................................................................ 59
Using the Modem........................................................................................................ 60
To connect the modem .......................................................................................... 60
To connect to the Internet...................................................................................... 62
To disconnect from the Internet ............................................................................ 63
To dial in to a network .......................................................................................... 63
To change your modem settings............................................................................ 63
To send and receive e-mail.................................................................................... 64
To send and receive faxes (Windows 98).............................................................. 65
To send and receive faxes (Windows 2000).......................................................... 66
To send and receive faxes (Windows XP) ............................................................ 67
Connecting to a LAN .................................................................................................. 68
To connect to a LAN............................................................................................. 68
Making Wireless Connections .................................................................................... 69
To prepare for connections (Windows 98 or 2000)............................................... 69
To prepare for connections (Windows XP)........................................................... 71
To turn wireless communication on and off.......................................................... 72
Add-On Devices .............................................................................................................. 75
Using Plug-In Modules ............................................................................................... 76
To install hot-swap support (Windows 98) ........................................................... 76
To replace a plug-in module.................................................................................. 76
To connect the floppy disk drive to the parallel port............................................. 78
To insert or remove a CD or DVD ........................................................................ 79
To play DVD movies ............................................................................................ 80
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To create or copy CDs........................................................................................... 80
Connecting PC Cards.................................................................................................. 81
To insert or remove a PC Card.............................................................................. 81
Connecting External Devices...................................................................................... 83
To identify connectors for external devices .......................................................... 83
To connect a printer or other parallel device......................................................... 84
To connect an external keyboard or mouse........................................................... 84
To connect a USB device ...................................................................................... 85
To connect an audio device................................................................................... 85
To use an external monitor.................................................................................... 86
To use a TV set as a monitor................................................................................. 88
To connect a serial device ..................................................................................... 88
To connect an infrared device ............................................................................... 89
To use a docking product ...................................................................................... 90
Installing Additional RAM ......................................................................................... 93
To install a RAM expansion module..................................................................... 93
To remove a RAM expansion module .................................................................. 95
Replacing the Hard Disk Drive................................................................................... 96
To replace the hard disk drive ............................................................................... 96
To replace the hard disk drive holder.................................................................... 97
To prepare a new hard disk drive .......................................................................... 98
Troubleshooting and Maintenance................................................................................ 99
Troubleshooting Your Computer .............................................................................. 100
Audio Problems................................................................................................... 100
CD-ROM and DVD Problems ............................................................................ 101
Display Problems ................................................................................................ 103
Docking Problems............................................................................................... 104
Hard Disk Drive Problems .................................................................................. 105
Heat Problems ..................................................................................................... 106
Infrared Problems................................................................................................ 106
Keyboard and Pointing Device Problems ........................................................... 107
LAN problems..................................................................................................... 109
Memory Problems............................................................................................... 110
Modem Problems ................................................................................................ 110
PC Card (PCMCIA) Problems ............................................................................ 113
Performance Problems ........................................................................................ 114
Power and Battery Problems ............................................................................... 115
Printing Problems................................................................................................ 118
Serial, Parallel, and USB Problems..................................................................... 118
Startup Problems ................................................................................................. 120
Wireless Problems............................................................................................... 121
Testing the Hardware................................................................................................ 123
To run the e-Diagtools diagnostic test................................................................. 123
Configuring the Computer ........................................................................................ 125
To run the BIOS Setup utility ............................................................................. 125
To set up TopTools ............................................................................................. 131
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Reinstalling and Updating Software ......................................................................... 132
To recover the factory installation of your hard disk .......................................... 132
To create a boot disk (Windows 98 or 2000) ...................................................... 133
To replace a damaged Recovery CD................................................................... 133
To update the BIOS............................................................................................. 134
To update Windows drivers ................................................................................ 134
HP Support and Service............................................................................................... 135
Getting Assistance for Your Computer..................................................................... 136
To get help from the web .................................................................................... 136
To contact HP for support or service................................................................... 136
To receive repair service ..................................................................................... 139
To prepare your computer for shipment.............................................................. 139
Hewlett-Packard Limited Warranty Statement ......................................................... 140
Reference Information ................................................................................................. 143
Hardware Specifications ........................................................................................... 144
Modem Reference Information................................................................................. 147
Modem Reference (Ambit) ................................................................................. 147
Modem Reference (3Com/US Robotics) ............................................................ 154
Safety Information .................................................................................................... 159
Power Cords........................................................................................................ 159
Ergonomics ......................................................................................................... 160
Battery Safety...................................................................................................... 160
Laser Safety......................................................................................................... 161
LED Safety.......................................................................................................... 161
Exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation............................................................. 162
Regulatory Information............................................................................................. 163
U.S.A................................................................................................................... 163
Canada................................................................................................................. 164
European Union .................................................................................................. 165
Japan ................................................................................................................... 167
Russia .................................................................................................................. 167
International ........................................................................................................ 167
Index .............................................................................................................................. 169
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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.
Your computer has several features that make it convenient to use:
• Two buttons provide convenient options for starting and stopping the computer.
• Volume controls are located within easy reach on the computer’s right side, and the
audio-off button and light let you cut off all sound quickly when needed.
• All cable connectors are near the back of the computer, keeping cables away from
your working area.
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.
• Main battery (installed).
• CD-ROM, DVD, or similar drive module (installed).
• Floppy disk drive module (with certain models).
• AC adapter and power cord.
• Quick Start sheet.
• Startup Guide.
• Recovery CD, for restoring Windows and all software included with your computer.
• Microsoft Windows manual.
• CD with special software (for models with certain drive modules).
In addition, your HP notebook includes preinstalled software. (The exact software
installed depends on your particular notebook model.)
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Getting Started with Your HP Notebook
Taking Inventory
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 docking solutions, plug-in modules, cables, and other accessories,
such as the following:
• AC adapter.
• Floppy disk drive module.
• External floppy disk drive cable.
• Plug-in modules, such as CD-ROM drive, DVD drive, CD read/write drive, Zip drive,
second hard disk drive.
• Replacement hard disk drive module.
• Main battery.
• Secondary battery.
• External battery charger.
• Docking products.
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Taking Inventory
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 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 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).
HP Customer Care
Web Site
www.hp.com/go/support.
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 Customer Care Web site.
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Identifying Parts of the Computer
Identifying Parts of the Computer
Front View
1. One-Touch buttons.
9. Module eject latch.
2. Sleep button. Suspends and resumes operation.
10. Volume control.
3. Keyboard status lights (left to right: Caps Lock,
Num Lock, Keypad Lock, Scroll Lock).
11. Audio-off button and audio-off light.
4. Power slide button. Turns the computer on and off.
12. Audio jacks (left to right): audio out (headphones),
external microphone, audio in.
5. Built-in microphone.
13. Infrared port.
6. Pointing stick (pointing device).
14. S-video port (TV-out).
7. Touch pad, click and scroll buttons.
15. System-off switch.
8. Main status lights (left to right): power mode, hard
disk activity, charging status for main battery, and
charging status for secondary battery.
16. Kensington lock slot (security connector).
17. Computer open/close latch.
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Back View
18. PS/2 keyboard or PS/2 mouse port (supports Y
adapter).
22. External monitor port.
19. Two universal serial bus ports (USB).
24. AC adapter jack.
20. Serial port (COM1). Use this port for a serial
mouse, modem, printer, or other serial device.
25. Modem port (on certain models).
21. Parallel port (LPT1). Use this port for a parallel
printer or other parallel device, or to connect the
floppy disk drive externally.
27. PC Card and CardBus slots (upper and lower).
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23. Docking port.
26. LAN port.
28. Wireless on-off button and indicator light (on
certain models).
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Bottom View
29. Plug-in module bay. Can contain a CD-ROM or
DVD drive, floppy disk drive, secondary battery, or
other plug-in module.
30. Main battery.
32. Hard disk drive.
33. RAM cover.
34. Mini-PCI cover (no user parts inside).
31. Main battery latch.
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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 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. Main 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.
• Blinking: the AC adapter is connected and the battery is missing or has a fault.
• Off: the AC adapter is not connected.
4. Secondary 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.
• Blinking: the battery has a fault.
• Off: the AC adapter is not connected, a secondary battery is not installed, or the
battery is not charging.
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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).
4. Scroll Lock. Scroll Lock is active.
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Getting Started with Your HP Notebook
Setting Up Your Computer
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 43.
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 front (rounded) end of the battery into the battery compartment on the
bottom of the computer, and lower the back end in until it clicks into place.
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Setting Up Your Computer
To remove the battery
1. Before removing the battery, do one of the following:
• Shut down the computer or put it into Hibernate mode.
• Plug in the AC adapter.
2. Slide the battery’s release latch, then lift the battery out of its compartment.
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Setting Up Your Computer
Step 2: Connect AC power
CAUTION
Use only the HP AC adapter included with your computer (or other approved
adapter). Using any other AC adapter could damage the computer and may void
your warranty (see the warranty statement in this manual).
• Plug in the AC adapter, and connect it to the AC adapter jack on the back of the
computer. The computer’s battery then starts charging.
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
If your computer does not include a built-in modem, you can skip this step. Also, if you
prefer, you can instead 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 blue sleep button above 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 blue sleep button again. Leave the
AC adapter plugged in for at least an hour—or 2–3 hours to charge it fully.
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 your computer has a modem, check the modem’s country or region settings:
• Windows 98: click Start, Settings, Control Panel, double-click Modems, then
click Dialing Properties.
• Windows 2000: click Start, Settings, Control Panel, double-click Phone and
Modem Options, then click Edit on the Dialing Rules tab.
• Windows XP: click Start, Control Panel, Printers and Other Hardware, Phone and
Modem Options, then click Edit on the Dialing Rules tab.
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Setting Up Your Computer
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 98 or XP operating system with Microsoft.
If you have Windows 2000, please contact Microsoft separately to register the
operating system.
You can register while setting up Windows, or later in any of three ways: by modem, by
phone, or by fax. For some countries and models, an HP notebook registration icon is
available on the desktop.
By modem
If your computer does not have a built-in modem, you can register after you set up a PC
Card modem or an external modem—or you can register by phone or fax.
• If you are not prompted to register, you can click the Register button in the welcome
screen. Make sure the phone line is connected to the modem port and follow the
onscreen instructions.
If you choose not to register right away, you can do so by modem later by doubleclicking the Registration icon on the desktop (if available). Make sure the phone line is
connected and follow the onscreen instructions. The icon disappears after you register.
By phone
You can register by calling your HP Customer Care Center. See “To contact HP for
support or service” on page 136 for the phone number.
By fax
If you have a printer connected to your computer, you can print a registration form and
fax it to HP. Double-click the HP Notebook Registration icon on the desktop (if
available), and print the registration form. You will find the fax number on the form.
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Setting Up Your Computer
What to do next
Here are a few things you may want to try at this point:
• If you’re not familiar with the version of Windows installed on your computer, click
Start, Help (Windows 98 or 2000) or Start, Tour Windows XP, or check the Windows
manual to discover what’s new.
• If your computer includes a DVD drive or CD-RW drive, you also received special
software for the drive—find the software CD in the box. Click Start, Programs
(Windows 98 or 2000) or Start, All Programs, Multimedia (Windows XP)—if the
software isn’t listed, install it by inserting the CD in the drive. Follow the instructions
displayed—run Setup on the CD if it doesn’t run automatically.
See the online Reference Guide to learn more about using and maintaining your
computer.
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.
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Operating Your Computer
Operating Your Computer
You can start and stop your computer using its blue sleep 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 green.
Press the blue sleep 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 amber.
Press blue sleep button
–or–
click Start, Shut Down, Standby (Windows 98 or 2000)
–or–
click Start, Turn Off Computer, Stand By (Windows XP)
–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, Hibernate (Windows 98)
–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, Shut Down, Shut down (Windows 98 or 2000)
–or–
click Start, Turn Off Computer, Turn Off (Windows XP)
–or–
slide the power button (only if the Start menu procedure
doesn’t work).
To turn on: Press the blue sleep 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 50.
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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 98 or 2000: press CTRL+ALT+DEL, click Shut Down, and press the blue
sleep button to restart.
Windows XP: press CTRL+ALT+DEL, then click Shut Down, Restart.
–or, if this fails–
• Slide and hold the power button for 4 seconds, until the display shuts down, then
press the blue sleep button to restart.
–or, if this fails–
• Insert a straightened paper clip into the system-off switch on the right side of the
computer, then press the blue sleep button to restart.
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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 in the module bay, a CD-ROM or similar drive in the module
bay, or an internal network interface card (Intel Boot Agent).
1. Click Start, Shut Down (or Turn Off Computer), 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 125.
To use the pointing devices
Your computer includes two built-in pointing devices: the pointing stick and touch pad.
1. Pointing stick (pressure-sensitive pointing device).
2. Click buttons and scroll button. The click buttons work like the left and right buttons
on a standard mouse. The scroll button scrolls the contents of a window.
3. Touch pad (touch-sensitive pointing device).
4. Click buttons. These also work like the left and right buttons on a standard mouse.
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 (pointing stick, touch pad, and external
mouse): you can change the left, right, and scroll button actions, double-click speed,
pointer speed, and more.
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Moving and selecting
1. Place your hands in a normal typing position.
2. Pointing stick. With your index finger, press the pointing stick in the direction you
want the pointer to move.
Touch pad. 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, then click
Help in the tab for a particular feature.
Scrolling with the scroll button
• Press the lower end of the scroll button to scroll down through the contents of a
window. Press the upper end to scroll up.
Disabling one pointing device
If you prefer to use only one of your computer’s built-in pointing devices, you can
disable the other. We recommend this practice to optimize performance. For example, if
you notice that your hand inadvertently contacts the touch pad and moves the cursor
while you’re typing, consider disabling the touch pad.
1. Click Start, Settings, Control Panel, then double-click Mouse (Windows 98 or 2000),
or click Start, Control Panel, Printers and Other Hardware, Mouse (Windows XP).
–or–
Double-click the touch pad icon in the taskbar.
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2. Click the TouchPad tab, and select the device you want to disable from the pull-down
menu.
3. Select Disable This Device near the bottom of the window.
4. Click OK.
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, 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+F7
Audio mute.
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.
External PS/2 keyboards support only Fn+F5, Fn+F7, and Fn+F12. To use these, press
and hold left CTRL+left ALT, press the appropriate second key, then release both keys.
A USB keyboard does not support Fn hot keys.
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To use the One-Touch buttons
Your computer includes four 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. Internet web site (if you have an Internet provider)
2. Outlook Express e-mail software
3. HP Presentation Ready
4. Button 4 (varies by region)
To reprogram a One-Touch button
1. Click Start, Settings, Control Panel, then double-click Keyboard (Windows 98 or
2000), or click Start, Control Panel, Printers and Other Hardware, Keyboard
(Windows XP).
2. On the One-Touch tab, click the button you want to reprogram.
3. Type a label for the button, 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.
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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: File or Folders (Windows 98 or 2000) or Search (Windows XP).
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.
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 gold
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.
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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.
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, Programs, HP Display Settings, HP Display Settings (Windows 98 or
2000) or Start, All Programs, Hewlett-Packard, Notebook, HP Display Settings, HP
Display Settings (Windows XP). 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, Settings, Control Panel, then double-click Display (Windows 98 or 2000),
or click Start, Control Panel, Appearance and Themes, Display (Windows XP).
2. Click the Settings tab, then make the settings you want.
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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
To enlarge icons and labels on your screen when using a high-resolution display, use HP
Desktop Zoom.
• Click Start, Programs (or All Programs), Hewlett-Packard, Notebook, Desktop Zoom,
Desktop Zoom. If this program is not installed on your computer, you can download it
from the HP Customer Care Web site (www.hp.com/go/support).
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 86.
To adjust the volume
From the computer
• To increase the volume, press the rear half of the volume control on the right side of
the computer.
• To decrease the volume, press the front half of the volume control.
• To toggle the standard mute function, press Fn+F7.
With the audio-off button
Your computer includes an audio-off button you can use to temporarily disconnect the
speakers without changing the volume or mute settings. This feature is handy when you
want to block all speaker output regardless of what your computer is doing.
• To toggle the speaker connection on and off, press the audio-off button on the right
side of the computer. The audio-off light turns on when the speakers are
disconnected.
In Windows
1. Click the Volume icon in the taskbar (if not present, see Windows Help).
2. Drag the volume control bar up or down to adjust the volume.
3. To temporarily silence the speakers without changing the volume setting, click Mute.
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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, Programs (or All Programs), Hewlett-Packard, Notebook, HP
Presentation Ready, Configure.
–or–
Click the HP Presentation Ready icon in the taskbar (if present), 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
• Press the HP Presentation Ready One-Touch button.
–or–
Click Start, Programs, Hewlett-Packard, Notebook, HP Presentation Ready, Start
Presentation (Windows 98 or 2000) or Start, All Programs, Hewlett-Packard,
Notebook, HP Presentation Ready, Start Presentation (Windows XP).
–or–
Click the HP Presentation Ready icon in the taskbar (if present), 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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To work with CDs and DVDs
If you have a DVD drive module, you can play DVD movies—see “To play DVD
movies” on page 80. If you have a CD-RW drive module, you can write and copy CDs—
see “To create or copy CDs” on page 80.
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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, Shut Down (or Turn Off Computer), 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 128.
4. Press F10 to save and exit BIOS Setup.
Windows 98
1. Click Start, Settings, Control Panel, then double-click Passwords.
2. Click the Change Passwords tab, then click Change Windows Password and set a
password.
3. Click Start, Settings, Control Panel, then double-click Power Management.
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, then select option to change password.
2. Create or modify your Windows password.
3. Click Start, Settings, Control Panel, then double-click Power Options.
4. On the Advanced tab, select the option to prompt for a password when the computer
leaves Standby mode.
For Windows 2000, to protect against unauthorized undocking while the computer is
running, press CTRL+ALT+DEL and click Lock Computer before leaving it unattended,
or set up a screen saver with a password in Control Panel Display.
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Windows XP
1. Click Start, Control Panel, User Accounts, then select your account.
2. Click Create a Password, 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.
For Windows XP, to protect against unauthorized undocking while the computer is
running, set up a screen saver with a password in Control Panel Display.
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 right side of the computer and
release the key. Store the key in a safe place away from the computer.
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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 VirusScan or Norton AntiVirus software. If you
have VirusScan, you must install it before you can use it.
1. Click Start, Programs, VirusScan, Setup.
2. Follow the instructions as they appear on the screen.
Once installed, you can get detailed instructions from the software’s online Help.
To set PC identification
Pavilion models
HP TopTools and PC identification are not supported on Pavilion models.
You must have BIOS administrator password authority to set a PC identification number.
1. If you have not already installed HP TopTools, do so now. See “To set up TopTools”
on page 131.
2. Click Start, Programs (or All Programs), HP TopTools, HP TopTools, then click
Security.
3. In the “Identification String” box, type a unique set of characters that will identify
your PC. You can type up to 80 characters including spaces and special characters.
Do not press ENTER when typing.
4. Click Apply.
5. Type your BIOS administrator password and press ENTER.
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To lock the hard disk drive
The computer enables you to lock its internal hard disk drive to help keep your
information secure. Hard disk drive lock does not protect a second hard disk drive
installed in the module bay.
CAUTION
When you enable hard disk drive lock, the current BIOS user password (or
administrator password if that is the only password set) is encoded on the hard
disk drive.
If you move the hard disk drive to another computer, you can’t access the drive until
you set the user (or administrator) password to match the drive’s password. After you
match the drive’s password, you can change the computer (and drive) password. If
you forget the password, you cannot recover your data.
1. Click Start, Shut Down (or Turn Off Computer), Restart.
2. When the HP logo appears, press F2 to enter the BIOS Setup utility.
3. From the Security menu, enable Password Required to Boot.
4. From the Security menu, enable Internal hard disk drive lock.
5. Press F10 to save and exit BIOS Setup.
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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
Note that 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 Recovery CD 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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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
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 144. Do not use the computer outside in the rain or snow
(inclement weather). If the computer is cold, warm it gradually to avoid condensation.
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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, tape, or network drives.
• Use a virus-scanning program (such as the VirusScan or 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.networkassociates.com for VirusScan, or www.symantec.com for Norton
AntiVirus.
• Check your disk using the scandisk utility (Windows 98) or the Tools tab in the disk’s
Properties window (Windows 2000 or XP).
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
Display-off or Standby mode when not in use.
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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 53.
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 or Power Management in
Control Panel or in the BIOS Setup utility.
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 blue sleep button
to return to your current
session.
Enters Hibernate mode.
Saves your current session to the hard disk,
then turns off the computer.
The computer stays in Standby
mode for the specified interval.
Press the blue sleep button
to restore your previous
session.
Lowers CPU speed (SpeedStep only).
Switches to the lower CPU speed to use
power more efficiently. See below.
The AC adapter is unplugged.
Plug in the AC adapter.
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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 55.) 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, 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 or Power Management in Control Panel:
• Windows 98 or 2000: click Start, Settings, Control Panel, then double-click
Power Options (Windows 2000) or Power Management (Windows 98).
• Windows XP: click Start, Control Panel, Performance and Maintenance, 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.
For Windows 98, change the Hibernate timeout in BIOS Setup—see “To run the BIOS
Setup utility” on page 125.
CAUTION
For Windows 2000 or XP, do not disable Hibernate support in the Power settings,
or you will lose any unsaved data if the computer’s battery runs down completely.
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Managing CPU power
If your computer contains a multispeed processor with Intel SpeedStep Technology, the
taskbar in Windows 98 or 2000 contains an Intel SpeedStep Technology icon. This
feature enables the processor to automatically switch to lower, power-saving speeds or to
higher-performance speeds according to the workload.
You can customize SpeedStep to best suit your working environment.
• Windows 98 or 2000: Double-click the Intel SpeedStep Technology icon in the
taskbar, then select the battery and AC options you want. The Max Battery option
uses the lowest processor speeds for maximum battery time. The Auto option uses
medium and high processor speeds.
• Windows XP: Click Start, Control Panel, Performance and Maintenance, Power
Options. On the Power Schemes tab, select a power scheme. This scheme
automatically controls the processor speeds:
• The Max Battery scheme uses the lowest processor speeds while running on
battery power, but uses medium and high processor speeds on AC power.
• The Portable/Laptop option uses medium and high processor speeds on battery
and AC power.
See Windows Help for additional information about power schemes.
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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 a short time.
Press blue sleep button
–or–
click Start, Shut Down,
Standby (Windows 98 or 2000)
–or–
click Start, Turn Off Computer,
Stand By (Windows XP).
Hibernate
Saves the current session to
disk, then shuts down.
Provides maximum power
savings while still allowing you
to recover the current session.
You will be away
from your computer
for several hours, but
want to continue
your session.
Press Fn+F12
–or–
click Start, Shut Down,
Hibernate (Windows 2000)
–or–
click Start, Hibernate
(Windows 98).
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, Shut Down, Shut
down (Windows 98 or 2000)
–or–
click Start, Turn Off Computer,
Turn Off (Windows XP)
–or–
slide the power button (only if
the Start menu procedure
doesn’t work).
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Using Battery Power
To check battery status
From the battery status lights
Your computer has two battery status lights, one for the main battery and one for an
optional secondary battery in the module bay, see “Bottom View” 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 98 or 2000: click Start, Settings, Control Panel, then double-click Power.
This provides access to all of Windows’ power-information options.
• Windows XP: click Start, Control Panel, Performance and Maintenance, Power
Options, then click the Power Meter tab to see the battery status. The Alarms and
Advanced tabs provide additional Windows’ power-information options.
On the battery
1. Remove the battery from the computer—see “Step 1: Install the battery” on page 20.
2. Press the contact pad on the back 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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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 20.
• Plug in the AC adapter. See “Step 2: Connect AC power” on page 22.
• Install a charged secondary battery in the plug-in module bay. See “To use additional
batteries” on page 55.
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.
• To recharge the main battery, plug the AC adapter into the computer.
• To recharge a secondary battery, plug the AC adapter into the computer and insert the
battery into the module bay.
The main battery will recharge first, then the secondary battery will recharge.
To get the longest operating time, wait until the battery’s charge is below 50% before
recharging, then charge it fully (100%). Charging can take up to approximately 2 hours.
You can continue working while the battery charges.
A fully charged battery can operate the computer for up to approximately 4–5 hours,
depending on your computer’s model, power management settings, and level of use.
To use additional batteries
You can install a secondary battery in your computer’s plug-in module bay. See “Using
Plug-In Modules” on page 76 for information about installing plug-in modules. For
instructions on replacing the main battery, see “Step 1: Install the battery” on page 20.
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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 drive in the module bay, 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 blue sleep button for approximately one second, or click Start, Shut Down
(or Turn Off Computer), Standby.
• Put the computer in Hibernate mode whenever you want to save your current session,
but will not be using the computer for several hours: press Fn+F12.
• Set the automatic timeout settings to emphasize saving power. If your computer has a
multispeed processor and uses Windows 98 or 2000, use the lower speed on battery
power (the default settings conserve battery power)—see “How the computer
manages power automatically” on page 50.
• 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.
• Change settings in BIOS Setup to emphasize low power use—see “To run the BIOS
Setup utility” on page 125. You can set the graphics mode and display backlight to
use reduced power.
• 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 the serial port or an I/O PC Card, exit the
application when you finish using it.
• Install another battery—see “To use additional batteries” on page 55.
• If your main battery is rated at 11.1 volts (check its label), purchase a replacement
main battery, which is rated at 14.8 volts.
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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 performance. Storing a fully charged
battery can cause higher self-discharge and reduce its discharge capacity—even after
recharging—as compared to a battery stored when charged 20–50%.
• To maintain maximum battery capacity and accuracy of the battery gauge, perform
this procedure about once a month:
1. Charge the battery to 100%.
2. Disconnect the AC adapter, and use the computer until the battery is fully
discharged and the computer goes into hibernation.
3. Connect the AC adapter and charge the battery to 100% with no power
interruptions.
To maximize processor speed
If your computer contains a multispeed processor with Intel SpeedStep Technology, the
processor can automatically switch to lower, power-saving speeds or to higherperformance speeds according to the workload. See “How the computer manages power
automatically” on page 50.
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Using the Modem
If your computer has a modem port, 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, Windows 2000 fax software, or QuickLink with Windows
98, 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 interoperable
modems. Check with your ISP for a list of telephone numbers that support V.90.
Note that 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.
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.
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3. Plug the other end of the phone cord the built-in modem.
4. Check your modem’s country or region settings:
• Windows 98: click Start, Settings, Control Panel, double-click Modems, then
click Dialing Properties.
• Windows 2000: click Start, Settings, Control Panel, double-click Phone and
Modem Options, then click Edit on the Dialing Rules tab.
• Windows XP: click Start, Control Panel, Printers and Other Hardware, Phone and
Modem Options.
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.
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.”
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• 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 your computer does not
have a built-in modem, you can instead 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 98 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.
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 98 or 2000, when you are successfully connected to the Internet, you’ll see
a connect icon (two connected computers) in the taskbar. 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.
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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.
• 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.)
–or–
For Windows XP, click Start, Control Panel, Network and Internet Connections,
Network Connections, then right-click the connection and select Disconnect.
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 (or Help and Support).
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 Modems (Windows 98) or Phone and Modem Options
(Windows 2000 or XP) in Control Panel to change many modem settings.
For Windows 98, on the General tab click Properties to set connection speeds or
special dialing options.
For Windows 2000 or XP, 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.
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• 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 147.
For Windows 98, open Modems in Control Panel. On the General tab, click
Properties, then on the Connections tab click Advanced. You can type AT commands
in the space for extra settings.
For Windows 2000 or XP, 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 Ambit modem to connect with the V.34 modulation, you
can use the +MS command as shown in table of AT commands—type AT+MS=11 in the
space for extra settings.
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, Programs (or All 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.
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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.)
To send and receive faxes (Windows 98)
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. QuickLink fax software is included with Windows 98 on the hard
disk.
To start QuickLink
• Click Start, Programs, QuickLink, QuickLink.
The first time you start QuickLink, the Setup Wizard steps you through the process of
setting options and customizing the program for your personal use. Follow the onscreen
instructions. If you’re unsure which setting to choose, accept the default choice.
To send a fax
1. In QuickLink, click the QuickFax tool on the main toolbar.
2. Enter the fax number and the recipient’s name and company.
3. Type the message body in the QuickFax Note area.
4. Click Send Fax.
If instead you want to send a document as a fax, open the document in its application
window, then open the Print dialog box. Change the selected printer to QuickLink, then
print it.
To receive faxes
Faxes are automatically received when QuickLink is running in an open or minimized
window. New faxes are indicated in the status box in the QuickLink window. To receive
a fax manually, follow these steps.
1. When a fax call is coming in, click Start on the menu bar.
2. Click Manual Fax Receive.
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To view and print a fax
1. In QuickLink, click the Fax Viewer tool on the toolbar.
2. Click Yes to view the fax now.
3. Click the printer icon to print the fax.
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, 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, then open the Print dialog box. Change the selected printer to the fax printer,
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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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. You may need the Windows CD to complete installation,
or when prompted for the file path, enter c:\i386.
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, 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, then open the Print dialog box. Change the selected printer to Fax, 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, then double-click the fax you want to view.
2. Click the printer icon to print the fax.
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Connecting to a LAN
Connecting to a local area network (LAN) gives 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 98: open Network (or Network Connections) in Control Panel to set up
support for a LAN connection on your network. For example, you can add the
Microsoft TCP/IP protocol.
Windows 2000 or XP: 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 (or Help and Support). 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 that a link is established to the network.
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Making Wireless Connections
If your computer includes a wireless on-off button—located on the left side of the
computer near the front—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 98 or 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 and select Advanced Configuration.
–or–
Click Start, Programs, HP Wireless LAN, Configuration Utility.
2. On the Configuration tab, set these parameters:
Mode: AdHoc.
SSID: 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. Do not
use a channel that is the same as or adjacent to a channel already being used by a
nearby access point.
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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.
• Passphrase (if available) or 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.
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 98: open Network in Control Panel to set up support for a LAN connection
on your network.
Windows 2000: 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 and select Advanced Configuration.
–or–
Click Start, Programs, HP Wireless LAN, Configuration Utility.
3. On the Configuration tab, set these parameters:
Mode: Infrastructure.
SSID: the ID used by the access point. “ANY” connects to the access point with the
strongest signal, regardless of its SSID.
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.
• Passphrase (if available) or 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.
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Hint
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, you must
convert it to the corresponding key. If this option is not available on the Encryption tab,
click Start, Programs, HP Wireless LAN, and use the encryption key converter.
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. Click Start, Settings, Control Panel, Network and Internet Connections, Network
Connections.
2. Double-click the wireless connection to show its status, then click Properties.
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.
5. If the wireless network uses standard encrypted communication, uncheck the
automatic key option, 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,”
below.
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Hint
If you are connecting to non-Windows XP access points or computers that are using
software from different manufacturers, you must set up compatible encryption on your
computer. You can use the same hexadecimal encryption key on all units. If you know
only an ASCII passphrase, you should convert it to the corresponding hexadecimal key.
Click Start, All Programs, HP Wireless LAN, and use the encryption key converter.
Creating a New Computer-to-Computer Network (AdHoc)
You can set up a new network available to other local computers.
1. Click Start, Settings, Control Panel, Network and Internet Connections, Network
Connections.
2. Double-click the wireless connection to show its status, 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, 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.
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 are required to ask the responsible
authority for a license paid for by you before using the wireless function.
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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–
Click the wireless link icon in the taskbar and select Wireless Radio On.
If you’re within range of your wireless network, your computer automatically connects.
To check the status of your wireless connection, click the wireless link icon in the taskbar
and select Wireless Status.
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–
Click the wireless link icon in the taskbar and select Wireless Radio Off.
Suspending or shutting down the computer also turns off the wireless function.
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Using Plug-In Modules
Using Plug-In Modules
You can use any compatible plug-in module with your computer’s module bay, such as:
• CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD, or similar drive.
• Zip drive.
• Second hard drive.
• Floppy disk drive.
• Secondary battery.
CAUTION
Never remove a plug-in module without first notifying Windows—see “To replace
a plug-in module” on page 76. Otherwise, you could lose data.
To install hot-swap support (Windows 98)
If your computer uses Windows 98, it also includes “hot-swap” software that lets you
swap most modules in the computer’s plug-in bay without needing to shut down and
reboot the computer.
If a BayManager icon is displayed in the taskbar, hot-swap support is already installed. If
the icon is not present, you can install the software as follows:
• Click Start, Programs, Softex BayManager, Setup, then follow the onscreen
instructions.
To replace a plug-in module
Windows 98 uses hot-swap software to let you swap most plug-in modules without
shutting down the computer. Before replacing a hard drive module, however, you must
first shut down the computer.
When a drive module is present, Windows 2000 displays the Unplug or Eject Hardware
icon—and Windows XP displays the Safely Remove Hardware icon—at the right end of
the taskbar.
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CAUTION
Before disconnecting a CD-ROM drive, DVD drive, or any other type of drive, you
must either use the icon in the taskbar or shut down the computer—otherwise, you
could lose data.
Exception: for Windows 98, you must shut down the computer before connecting
or disconnecting a hard disk drive.
Handle and store a module carefully when it’s out of the computer. Do not drop it
or apply excessive pressure to its surfaces—this could damage its internal
mechanisms. Do not touch the metallic pins on the computer’s connectors, module
connectors, or cable connectors. Static electricity can damage internal components.
1. Close all files that are open from the plug-in module.
2. Windows 98: if the BayManager icon is present in the taskbar, right-click the icon,
then click Remove/Swap Bay Device. When prompted, remove the module if one is
present. Don’t click OK until you’ve inserted the desired module, if any.
Windows 2000 or XP: left-click the Unplug or Eject Hardware or Safely Remove
Hardware icon on the taskbar, and select the module you want to remove. When
prompted to remove the module, click OK. (You don’t have to do this if the bay is
empty or contains a battery.)
–or–
For any system: shut off the computer. Click Start, Shut Down, Shut down
(Windows 98 or 2000) or Start, Turn Off Computer, Turn Off (Windows XP).
Important: for Windows 98, you must shut off the computer if you are removing or
inserting a hard disk drive in the module bay.
3. Press the button on the module release latch, and slide the latch toward the front of
the computer.
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4. Grasp the module and pull it out.
5. Slide the new plug-in module into the computer until it clicks into place.
6. For Windows 98, click OK to close the BayManager window.
If you have a CD-ROM drive or other module in the module bay, you can connect the
floppy disk drive to the parallel port. See the next topic.
To connect the floppy disk drive to the parallel port
If you prefer, you can connect the floppy disk drive to your computer’s parallel port using
an external floppy drive cable, available from HP.
• Connect the F2008 cable directly to the floppy drive and to the computer parallel port.
Before disconnecting the floppy disk drive, use the icon in the taskbar to stop the drive,
or else shut down the computer. See “To replace a plug-in module” on page 76.
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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 into the drive (label facing up) and gently press down to seat it on the
spindle.
–or–
Remove the CD.
3. Slide the tray back into the module to close it.
If your computer loses power, or if you have removed the CD-ROM or DVD module
from the computer, 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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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, Programs (Windows 98 or 2000) or Start, All
Programs, Multimedia, DVD Player (Windows XP)—if InterVideo WinDVD or DVD
Express is not listed, do the following.
• Run Setup on the software CD to install the player software.
To play DVD movies on a TV, see “To use a TV set as a monitor” on page 88.
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, Programs (Windows 98 or 2000) or Start, All Programs,
Multimedia, CD Writer (Windows XP)—if Adaptec Easy CD, Veritas CDRW, or
RecordNow is not listed, do the following.
• Run Setup on the software CD to install the CD-RW software.
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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Connecting PC Cards
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 I, II,
and III PC Cards (PCMCIA and CardBus), and can hold two Type I or II cards or one
Type III card.
The lower slot supports Zoomed Video, which allows a zoomed video card to show highquality multimedia presentations.
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 PC Card, 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 PC Card, Eject Hardware, or Safely Remove
Hardware icon in the taskbar, then click Stop. This protects your data and helps avoid
unexpected problems.
If needed, you can restart the card by removing and then reinserting it.
2. Press the eject button to pop the button out, then press it in to eject the PC Card.
Finding tested PC Cards
For the current listing of PC Cards that have been tested and approved for use with your
computer, visit the Accessories section of the HP Notebook Web site
(www.hp.com/notebooks).
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Connecting External Devices
To identify connectors for external devices
The diagram below shows your computer’s connectors for external devices.
1. PS/2 keyboard or PS/2 mouse port (supports Y adapter).
2. Two universal serial bus (USB) ports.
3. Serial port (COM1).
4. Parallel port (LPT1). Use this port for a parallel printer or other parallel device, or to
connect the floppy disk drive externally.
5. External monitor port.
6. Docking port.
7. Modem port (on certain models).
8. LAN port.
9. PC Card and CardBus slots (upper and lower). See “Connecting PC Cards” on page 81.
The computer also includes an infrared port, audio ports, and an S-video port on its right
side.
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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 on the computer.
–or–
• Plug a PS/2 mouse or keyboard into a PS/2 port on the computer.
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.
Note
To use hot keys from an external PS/2 keyboard, substitute left CTRL+left ALT for the
computer Fn key. For example, to access Fn+F12, press left CTRL+left ALT+F12. Only
Fn+F5, Fn+F7, and Fn+F12 are supported on an external PS/2 keyboard. A USB
keyboard does not support Fn hot keys.
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To connect a USB device
Your computer’s universal serial bus (USB) provide 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 computer’s 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.
Note
If you have problems making this connection, contact the device manufacturer and the
HP Customer Care Web site (www.hp.com/go/support) for the latest version of the
driver for the device.
To connect an audio device
Your computer includes a built-in microphone (just in front of the blue sleep button) that
you can use to record voice, sound, and music. You can also plug in a stereo input source
(such as a CD player), an external microphone, external speakers, or headphones.
CAUTION
The audio jacks are three-terminal stereo jacks. They are not compatible with twoterminal mono plugs. Connecting a mono plug into the speaker-out jack may
damage the computer.
• Attach the audio cable to the corresponding audio port on the computer.
Note
When you plug a device into the external microphone port, the built-in microphone
automatically turns off. When you plug a device into the audio out port, the built-in
speakers automatically turn off.
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To use an external monitor
Connecting an external monitor
1. Click Start, Shut Down, Shut down (Windows 98 or 2000) or Start, Turn Off
Computer, Turn Off (Windows XP).
2. Connect the monitor cable from the monitor to the monitor port on the rear of the
computer.
3. Connect the monitor to a power source and turn it on.
4. Press the blue sleep button to turn on the computer.
Switching the display to the external monitor
• Press Fn+F5 (or CTRL+ALT+F5 on an external keyboard) to cycle through the
display options: notebook display, external monitor, both.
–or–
Click Start, Programs, HP Display Settings, HP Display Settings (Windows 98 or
2000) or Start, All Programs, Hewlett-Packard, Notebook, HP Display Settings, HP
Display Settings (Windows XP).
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. 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, Settings, Control Panel, then double-click Display (Windows 98 or
2000), or click Start, Control Panel, Appearance and Themes, Display
(Windows XP).
2. On the Settings tab, click the Advanced button, then the Displays or Monitor tab.
Set the refresh rate on the Monitor tab.
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Adjusting monitor resolution and other settings
1. Click Start, Settings, Control Panel, then double-click Display (Windows 98 or 2000),
or click Start, Control Panel, Appearance and Themes, Display (Windows XP).
2. On the Settings tab, adjust the Screen area. Other settings are also available.
For an external monitor, the computer supports screen area settings up to 1600 × 1200,
color settings up to 16M (24- or 32-bit), and refresh rates up to at least 75 Hz. Lower
screen area settings support higher refresh rates, except that 1400 × 1050 supports only
60 Hz. The capabilities of external monitors vary greatly, and the display quality of your
monitor may not be optimal at higher settings.
Using dual display mode (Windows 98 or XP)
You can extend your desktop by connecting an external monitor to your computer.
1. Click Start, Settings, Control Panel, then double-click Display (Windows 98), or click
Start, Control Panel, Appearance and Themes, Display (Windows XP).
2. Click the Settings tab.
3. Windows 98: right-click display 2, and select Enabled.
Windows XP: click the second display, 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 to be shared. For this reason, higher
resolutions and higher numbers of colors may cause unexpected behavior on the displays.
We recommend starting with 1024 × 768 resolution on the external display and 64K
colors (16-bit) on both displays. You can 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 use lower display settings.
Changing display actions
With a display attached, you can use the BIOS Setup utility to change certain display
behaviors, such as stretching the image to fill the screen at lower resolutions. See “To run
the BIOS Setup utility” on page 125.
For a display connected to a video adapter in a docking system, the docking display is
automatically selected when it is detected. To change this behavior, change the Primary
Video Adapter setting in BIOS Setup.
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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. The computer’s built-in display remains active when you connect a TV set.
To connect a TV set
You can connect a TV set using a standard S-video cable, or an HP F1459A compositevideo adapter with a standard RCA-type video cable.
1. Connect a video cable from the TV set to the S-video port. (You don’t need to turn
the computer off to do this.)
2. Connect the TV set to a power source and turn it on.
To activate the TV display
• Restart the computer: click Start, Shut Down (or Turn Off Computer), Restart.
–or–
1. Click Start, Settings, Control Panel, then double-click Display (Windows 98 or 2000),
or click Start, Control Panel, Appearance and Themes, Display (Windows XP).
2. On the Settings tab, click Advanced.
3. On the Displays tab, activate the TV output.
To play DVD movies on the TV
• Open Display in Control Panel, click the Settings tab, then click Advanced and make
the TV a “primary” display.
• Optional: connect an audio cable from the computer’s audio out jack to the TV audio
input.
To connect a serial device
The computer includes a standard 9-pin serial port that you can use to connect devices
such as external modems and fax modems. If needed, you can set the serial port’s address
in the BIOS Setup utility.
• Connect the device’s serial cable to the computer’s serial port.
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To connect an infrared device
Your computer includes an infrared port—located below the volume control on the right
side of the computer—which 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. Enable the infrared port in the BIOS Setup utility—see “To run the BIOS Setup
utility” on page 125.
2. Windows 98 only: click Start, Run, and type c:\hp\drivers\fir\quikbeam\setup.exe to
install the QuickBeam software. For more information, see the Readme file in the
same directory.
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 Infrared (Windows 98) or Wireless Link
(Windows 2000 or XP) 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, Settings, Control Panel (Windows 98 or 2000) or Start, Control Panel,
Printers and Other Hardware (Windows XP).
3. Windows 98: double-click Infrared and disable communications.
Windows 2000: double-click Wireless Link and disable the hardware.
Windows XP: click Wireless Link. On the Hardware tab click Properties, and disable
the device in the pull-down menu.
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.
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Transferring files through an infrared connection
You can use your computer’s infrared port to transfer files.
• For Windows 98, use the built-in Direct Cable Connection software. You will first
need to install the software as follows:
1. Click Start, Settings, Control Panel, then double-click Add/Remove Programs.
2. Click Windows Setup, double-click Communications, and select the Direct Cable
Connection checkbox.
• For Windows 2000 or XP, use Wireless Link.
See the Windows online help for instructions on using Direct Cable Connection or
Wireless Link.
To use a docking product
Pavilion models
For Pavilion models, docking is supported with only the F1451 port replicator.
A docking product 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.
For more information about using docking products, see the User’s Guide that shipped
with your dock.
Installing a docking tray
Your dock requires a tray that accommodates your specific computer model. Install this
tray prior to connecting the computer to the dock. If you don’t have a tray labeled for the
Omnibook 6000 or Pavilion series, you’ll need to purchase HP accessory F2012A.
1. Slide the rear of the tray into the dock as shown on the dock label.
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2. Push down firmly on both sides of the tray until it snaps into place.
To remove a tray from the dock, pull the latch (at the center front of the dock) towards
you until the tray pops free.
Docking the computer
The computer can be on, suspended, or off when docking.
1. Connect power to the dock—the type of connection depends on the dock. See the
manual that came with the dock.
2. Place the computer on the dock platform, with the rear of the computer facing the
dock’s docking connector. Make sure the computer’s PC Card eject buttons are in.
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3. Position your fingers on the platform grips as shown below. Use your thumbs to push
the computer into the dock until the computer slides into place.
Undocking the computer
1. Press the undock button on the front of the dock and wait for the undock light to
blink. Then position your thumb as shown and pull the release lever forward.
2. Remove the computer from the dock.
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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. Use HP PC-133 or higher SDRAM only.
To install a RAM expansion module
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 rear of the computer.
1. Click Start, Shut Down, Shut down (Windows 98 or 2000) or Start, Turn Off
Computer, Turn Off (Windows XP).
2. Important: unplug the AC adapter, if present, and remove the battery. Remove the
secondary battery if one is installed.
3. Turn the unit bottom-side up, loosen the screws holding the RAM cover, and remove
the cover. (The cover retains the screws.)
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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.
Note
For Windows 98: if you increase your computer’s memory to more than 768 MB, the
computer will not be able to hibernate unless you also increase the size of the Utility
partition on the hard disk—see “To recover the factory installation of your hard disk” on
page 132.
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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 rear of the computer.
1. Click Start, Shut Down, Shut down (Windows 98 or 2000) or Start, Turn Off
Computer, Turn Off (Windows XP).
2. Important: unplug the AC adapter, if present, and remove the battery. Remove the
secondary battery if one is installed.
3. Turn the unit bottom-side up, loosen the screws holding the RAM cover, and remove
the cover. (The cover retains the screws.)
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
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 and remove all three hard drive screws.
3. Raise the cover on the end of the drive so that its retainer tab is free of the computer
casing, then gently pull the hard drive out of the computer.
4. Gently slide the new drive into the hard drive compartment. Press firmly to make sure
the connector seats properly.
5. Slide the cover down into place (so the retainer tab engages the casing), and reinstall
the hard drive screws.
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 132.
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To replace the hard disk drive holder
If you are installing a new hard drive that does not have a cover, you can remove the
cover parts from the old hard drive. You’ll need a small Phillips screwdriver for this
procedure.
1. Remove all four screws from the holder and drive case, then lift 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 connector through the end of the holder, and lower 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 that also
came with your computer. See “To recover the factory installation of your hard disk”
on page 132.
• 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 Customer Care Web site (www.hp.com/go/support).
• If you want to prepare a second hard disk module in the plug-in module bay, follow
these steps.
Windows 98
1. Install the second hard drive and reboot the computer.
2. Click Start, Run and type fdisk.
3. When prompted, choose to enable large disk support.
4. Choose option 5 to change a current disk drive, then select drive number 2.
5. Choose option 1 to create a DOS partition, and let it use the entire drive.
6. When the process finishes, press ESC to exit.
7. Restart the computer.
8. Double-click My Computer.
9. Right-click the new hard disk drive (may be drive D), then click Format. Follow
the displayed instructions.
Windows 2000 or XP
1. Install the second hard drive.
2. Click Start, Settings, Control Panel, then double-click Administrative Tools
(Windows 2000), or click Start, Control Panel, Performance and Maintenance,
Administrative Tools (Windows XP).
3. Double-click Computer Management, then click Disk Management in the tree.
4. In the lower-right pane, right-click the unused area of the new disk (probably
disk 1) and click Create Partition. Follow the displayed instructions to create an
NTFS partition that uses the entire drive.
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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: double-click the HP Instant Support
icon on the Windows desktop (Windows 98 or 2000) or click Start. Help and Support,
(Windows XP). Search or browse the troubleshooting database for the information
related to your problem.
• Click Start, Help (Windows 98 or 2000) or Start, Help and Support, Fixing a Problem
(Windows XP), 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 Customer Care
Web site (www.hp.com/go/support).
• Test your computer by running the e-Diagtools test program. See “Testing the
Hardware” on page 123.
• Contact your dealer or Hewlett-Packard—see “To contact HP for support or service”
on page 136. 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.
• Press the audio-off button on the right side of the computer once or twice until 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
• Check the software controls for recording sound: click Start, Programs (or All
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 123.
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.
• Avoid using the built-in microphone and built-in speaker at the same time.
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.
• 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, Shut Down (or Turn Off Computer), Restart.
• Test the DVD drive with the e-Diagtools diagnostics. See “Testing the Hardware” on
page 123.
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 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.
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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, Shut Down (or
Turn Off Computer), Restart.
• If you created the CD on a CD-RW-type drive module, 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 2000 or XP, if both displays are active, press Fn+F5 to switch to one
display.
• For Windows 98, if you’re using the Extended Desktop (dual displays), move the
player window to display 1. If you’re not using Extended Desktop and both displays
are active, press Fn+F5 to switch to one display.
• If you’re using both displays, the DVD image will not appear on any display set up as
“secondary”. Open Display in Control Panel, click Advanced on the Settings tab, and
change settings.
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.
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Display Problems
If the computer is on, but the screen is blank
• Move the mouse or pointing stick, 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, Settings, Control Panel, Display, Settings
(Windows 98 or 2000) or Start, Control Panel, Appearance and Themes, Display
(Windows XP).
• Try adjusting the size of the desktop icons and labels—see “To adjust the display” on
page 35.
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 Main 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 88.
• Test the display with the e-Diagtools diagnostics. See “Testing the Hardware” on
page 123.
If an external display cannot use high resolutions
• For Windows 98, use the default display type for the internal display: Default
Monitor. If you change the display type, non-Plug-and-Play (non-DDC) external
monitors will not be able to use resolutions higher than the resolution of the internal
display. You can check display settings using Display in Control Panel, or by rightclicking the desktop and then clicking Properties.
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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 136. 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.
Docking Problems
If a port on a dock isn’t working
• Check that AC power is connected to the dock.
• Try using the corresponding port on the computer while undocked.
• Make sure the computer is fully inserted into the dock.
• See the manual for the dock.
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.
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If the drive A icon is missing for the floppy drive when docked
• For Windows 98, if you insert the floppy drive after docking, the drive A icon may
not be available. To be recognized, the drive must be present when the computer
docks or boots. If the drive A icon is missing, either dock the computer again with the
floppy drive installed, or reboot the computer.
If an IDE drive in a docking system doesn’t work
• If you install an IDE drive in a docking system PC device bay, you should set the IDE
jumpers on the drive to the Single or Cable Select setting. Whenever you want to
partition or format a drive that’s larger than 8 GB, you must first use Device Manager
to turn on the Int 13 setting for the IDE drive.
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 rear of the computer.
• Remove and reinsert the hard drive. See “Replacing the Hard Disk Drive” on page 96.
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
• For Windows 98, run the Scandisk surface scan to check the hard disk. From the Start
menu, click Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Scandisk.
• For Windows 2000 or XP, 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 41.
• Test the hard disk drive with the e-Diagtools diagnostics. See “Testing the Hardware”
on page 123.
• 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 132.
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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 right side 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 its
right side, beneath the volume control.) The ports should be no more than 1 meter
apart.
• Check settings in the BIOS Setup utility:
1. Restart the computer: click Start, Shut Down (or Turn Off Computer), Restart.
2. When the HP logo appears, press F2 to enter BIOS Setup.
3. From the System Devices menu, make sure Infrared Port is enabled and FIR mode
is selected.
4. Press F10 to save and exit BIOS Setup.
• 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.
• For Windows 98, see c:\hp\Drivers\Fir\Readme.txt for additional information.
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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, Settings, Control Panel, then double-click
Mouse (Windows 98 or 2000), or click Start, Control Panel, Printers and Other
Hardware, Mouse (Windows XP).
If the touch pad or pointing stick doesn’t work
• Don’t move the pointer or 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.
• Suspend and resume operation using the sleep 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 125.
• Restart the computer: click Start, Shut Down (or Turn Off Computer), Restart.
If the touch pad moves the pointer or cursor while you type
• Increase the PalmCheck setting for the touch pad:
1. Double-click the touch pad icon in the taskbar.
–or–
Click Start, Settings, Control Panel, then double-click Mouse (Windows 98 or
2000), or click Start, Control Panel, Printers and Other Hardware, Mouse
(Windows XP).
2. Click the TouchPad tab, and select the touch pad device.
3. Adjust the PalmCheck slider, and click Apply.
• Disable the touch pad: on the TouchPad tab, select the touch pad device, then select
Disable and click Apply.
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If a PS/2 scroll mouse doesn’t work
• The built-in pointing devices must be disabled for the mouse’s scroll feature to work.
In the BIOS Setup utility, make sure the PS/2 Pointing Devices option in the System
Devices menu is set to Auto. See “To run the BIOS Setup utility” on page 125.
• 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 123.
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 left CTRL+left ALT doesn’t work on an external keyboard
• A USB keyboard does not support left CTRL+left ALT as the Fn key.
• Left CTRL+left ALT on an external PS/2 keyboard should work like the Fn key.
However, only Fn+F5, Fn+F7, and Fn+F12 are supported on an external PS/2
keyboard.
• In the BIOS Setup utility, make sure External Fn Key is enabled in the System
Devices menu. See “To run the BIOS Setup utility” on page 125.
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, then hold ALT while typing 0128 on
the numeric keypad.
• Support for the euro symbol requires software available from Microsoft. This
software is installed in the factory software, but may not be included with retail
Windows.
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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.
• For Windows 98, open Network in Control Panel. Make sure you have the correct
clients and protocols installed.
• 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 (or Help and Support), and use the Networking troubleshooter.
• Open the hardware Device Manager: click Start, Settings, Control Panel, System
(Windows 98 or 2000) or Start, Control Panel, Performance and Maintenance, System
(Windows XP). 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
• Check with your network administrator to make sure NetBEUI protocol is supported
on the network.
• Click Start, Find, Find Computer (Windows 98 or 2000) or Start, Search, Computers
or People (Windows XP) to look for a computer.
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 the computer stops responding after booting
• Check whether you have 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 you have slow or dropped connections on a 10/100 network switch or hub
• The switch may be forced to 10 Mbps. For Windows 98, use Network in Control
Panel to disable Auto Polarity for the network adapter.
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Memory Problems
If a message says you are out of memory
• Make sure drive C is not running low on free space.
• For Windows 98, use the Memory Troubleshooter in Windows Help: click Start,
Help.
• 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 (or Help and Support).
• Not all third-party memory cards have been tested for use with the computer. Please
check the HP Notebook Web site (www.hp.com/notebooks) for a list of approved and
tested memory cards.
• Test your computer’s memory with the e-Diagtools diagnostics. See “Testing the
Hardware” on page 123.
If memory doesn’t increase after adding RAM
• Make sure your computer is using only PC-133 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.
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.
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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 Modems (Windows 98) or Phone and Modem Options
(Windows 2000 or XP). 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 Modems (Windows 98) or Phone and Modem Options
(Windows 2000 or XP). 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 Modems (Windows 98) or Phone and Modem Options
(Windows 2000 or XP). Try disabling the option that waits for a dial tone.
• 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 Modems (Windows 98) or Phone and
Modem Options (Windows 2000 or XP). Check the COM port.
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• Open the hardware Device Manager: click Start, Settings, Control Panel, System
(Windows 98 or 2000) or Start, Control Panel, Performance and Maintenance, System
(Windows XP). 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-off light is turned off. If it’s on, press the audio-off button.
• Check the speaker volume setting.
•
In Control Panel, open Modems (Windows 98) or Phone and Modem Options
(Windows 2000 or XP). Select the modem and click Properties, then check the
volume setting on the General tab.
If the modem connects, but transferred data is bad
•
In Control Panel, open Modems (Windows 98) or Phone and Modem Options
(Windows 2000 or XP). 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.
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.
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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 blue sleep button to suspend the computer, then press it again to resume.
• Restart the computer: click Start, Shut Down (or Turn Off Computer), Restart.
• If the card requires an IRQ, make sure one is available. If necessary, set the IRQ to an
unused value manually (Windows 98 only): click Start, Settings, Control Panel, then
double-click System and use the Device Manager tab.
• Check the HP Customer Care Web site (www.hp.com/go/support) for information
about installing certain PC Cards.
• Make sure your computer supports the problem PC card: check the HP Notebook
Web site (www.hp.com/notebooks) for a list of approved and tested PC Cards.
• Try the card in another computer to see whether the card functions properly.
• Zoomed Video is supported in the lower card slot only.
• 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.
• When using a PC card in a docking system, insert or remove the card while the
system is turned on.
• Test the PC card with the e-Diagtools diagnostics. See “Testing the Hardware” on
page 123.
If an I/O card stops communicating properly
• The card may have been reset if the computer suspended or turned off. Exit any
applications, then remove and reinsert the card.
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If a PC card modem is not working
• Disable the internal modem:
1. Open the hardware Device Manager: click Start, Settings, Control Panel, System
(Windows 98 or 2000) or Start, Control Panel, Performance and Maintenance,
System (Windows XP).
2. Double-click Modem to list the current modem devices.
3. Double-click the internal modem, 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 with Windows 2000 or XP, 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 to see if an application is not responding.
• Restart the computer: click Start, Shut Down (or Turn Off Computer), Restart.
• Some file browsers respond slowly while processing graphics or waiting for broken
network connections to time out.
• 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.
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• Check settings in the BIOS Setup utility:
1. Click Start, Shut Down (or Turn Off Computer), Restart.
2. When the HP logo appears, press F2 to enter BIOS Setup.
3. From the Power menu, set the Power Management Mode to Max. Performance.
4. Press F10 to save and exit BIOS Setup.
If the computer stops responding
• Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to end the application that is not responding.
• Slide and hold the power button for at least four seconds to turn off and reset the
computer. Then press the blue sleep button to turn the computer back on.
• If nothing happens, insert a straightened paper clip into the system-off switch on the
right side of the computer. Then press the blue sleep button to turn the computer back
on.
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.
• 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.
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If a secondary battery doesn’t charge
• The computer’s secondary battery won’t charge until the main battery is fully
charged.
• Make sure the AC adapter is fully plugged into the power source and the computer,
and that the light on the adapter is on.
• Make sure the secondary battery is correctly installed and locked in place.
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.
• The battery gauge may need to be calibrated. Restart the computer, press F6 when the
HP logo appears, and follow the instructions that appear onscreen. The process
calibrates the main battery and any secondary batteries in the module bay, and
requires four to five hours per battery. You cannot use the computer during this
process.
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.
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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
• For Windows 2000 or XP, make sure hibernate support is enabled. From Control
Panel, open Power or Power Options, 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.
• For Windows 98, check the Hibernate timeout in BIOS Setup—see “To run the BIOS
Setup utility” on page 125.
If your computer has more than 768 MB of RAM, you must expand the Utility
partition on the hard disk—see “To recover the factory installation of your hard disk”
on page 132.
If the Standby option is missing from the Shut Down window
• Do not allow Windows 98 to disable APM. It may prompt you to do this in certain
situations—always answer “No”.
• If the Windows 98 Standby option is missing, restore it as follows:
1. In Control Panel, double-click System.
2. On the System Manager tab, expand the System Devices, select Advanced Power
Management, and click Remove.
3. Restart the computer.
4. In Control Panel, double-click Add New Hardware, and follow the prompts to
install support for APM.
5. Restart the computer.
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Printing Problems
Hint
You will usually be able to solve most printing problems by using the Print
troubleshooter in Windows Help: click Start, Help (or Help and Support).
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.
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 on its right
side, beneath the volume control.) 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 106.
Serial, Parallel, and USB Problems
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 blue sleep button to suspend and resume.
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• Restart the computer: click Start, Shut Down (or Turn Off Computer), Restart.
• Check mouse settings in Control Panel: click Start, Settings, Control Panel, then
double-click Mouse (Windows 98 or 2000), or click Start, Control Panel, Printers and
Other Hardware, Mouse (Windows XP).
• Make sure the serial port is enabled in BIOS Setup—see “To run the BIOS Setup
utility” on page 125.
• 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, then
double-click Ports (COM & LPT).
If a serial modem doesn’t work properly
• See “Modem Problems” on page 110.
• Make sure the port connection is secure.
• Use the Modem troubleshooter in Windows Help: click Start, Help (or Help and
Support).
• In Control Panel, open Modems (Windows 98) or Phone and Modem Options
(Windows 2000 and XP), and check the modem settings.
• Make sure the serial port is enabled in BIOS Setup—see “To run the BIOS Setup
utility” on page 125.
• Disable the internal modem:
1. Open the hardware Device Manager: click Start, Settings, Control Panel, System
(Windows 98 or 2000) or Start, Control Panel, Performance and Maintenance,
System (Windows XP).
2. Double-click Modem to list the current modem devices.
3. Double-click the internal modem, then select the option to disable the modem.
• Check the port settings in Control Panel. Open the hardware Device Manager, 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, then
double-click Ports (COM & LPT).
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• Use the BIOS Setup utility to make sure the serial and parallel ports are enabled—see
“To run the BIOS Setup utility” on page 125.
• Test the ports with the e-Diagtools diagnostics. See “Testing the Hardware” on
page 123.
If the USB port is not working
• Contact the vendor of the peripheral device—as well as HP—for the latest versions of
the USB drivers.
• Check the port settings in Control Panel. Open the hardware Device Manager, then
double-click Universal Serial Bus Controller.
• Contact the vendor of the peripheral device—and the HP Notebook Web site
(www.hp.com/notebooks)—for the latest version of the driver for the device.
• Test the USB port with the e-Diagtools diagnostics. See “Testing the Hardware” on
page 123.
Startup Problems
If the computer doesn’t respond when you turn it on
• Connect the AC adapter.
• Press the blue sleep button to try turning on the unit.
• Reset the computer by inserting a straightened paper clip into the system-off switch
on the right side of the computer. Then press the blue sleep 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 system-off switch.
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 back of the battery. The lights
show the charge level.
• If you have a secondary battery, install it and try starting the computer.
• If available, try another battery.
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If the computer won’t boot from the floppy disk drive
• Make sure the drive is installed or connected correctly—see “To connect the floppy
disk drive to the parallel port” on page 78.
• Make sure the floppy disk drive is selected as the boot device—see “To change the
boot device” on page 30.
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.
If you get a VirusScan error message at startup
• For Windows 2000, if you connect to a network using a logon other than your
Windows logon, assign Windows administrator privileges to the network logon.
Wireless Problems
If you have problems with wireless communication
• Make sure the wireless indicator light is on.
• See “LAN problems” on page 109.
If you have trouble connecting to another computer in the Network Neighborhood
or My Network Places
• Wait a few minutes, then press F5 to refresh the list of computers on the network.
• Click Start, Find, Find Computer (Windows 98 or 2000) or Start, Search, Computers
or People (Windows XP) to locate the computer.
• For Windows 98, disable DNS in the TCP/IP properties: click Start, Settings, Control
Panel, then double-click Network.
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 (Windows 98), Network and Dial-up Connections (Windows 2000), or
Network Connections (Windows XP).
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If the wireless link icon in the taskbar is red
• Make sure you are using the correct SSID and channel settings: click the wireless link
icon in the taskbar and select Advanced Configuration.
• Make sure you are in range of an access point (for an infrastructure connection) or
other wireless computer (for an AdHoc connection).
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
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, Shut Down (or Turn Off Computer), Restart.
2. When the HP logo appears, press F10 to start the diagnostic test.
3. When the menu appears, press ENTER to run e-Diagtools.
The first time you run the program, you will be prompted to select the language for
the program.
4. Follow the prompts to run e-Diagtools.
5. When the Configuration Description appears, check the list of detected hardware.
Hint
If a device is not detected or fails its test, it might be configured incorrectly in the BIOS
Setup utility. You can confirm this by running BIOS Setup and checking the settings.
See “To run the BIOS Setup utility” on page 125.
6. Run the basic test. Press F2 to start the basic hardware test. The results appear when
the test is complete.
7. If you intend to exit without running the advanced tests, press F4 and then F7 to view
the Support Ticket. Press F3 to exit e-Diagtools.
8. Optional: run the advanced tests. Press F2 to open the advanced test screen.
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9. Select and run the appropriate tests. Tests are listed only for detected hardware. Press
the following keys to run tests:
ENTER
Runs the highlighted test.
F5 or
SPACE
Marks or unmarks the highlighted test.
F6
Marks or unmarks all tests in the current
menu.
F7
Marks or unmarks all tests in all menus.
F10
Runs all marked tests.
10. Save the Support Ticket. Press T to update and display a Support Ticket containing
system and test information.
11. When you are finished running tests, press ESC to exit the advanced tests.
12. Optional: to save the Support Ticket to a floppy disk, press F7 then ALT+C.
13. Exit. Press F3 and then any key to exit and reboot.
14. Optional: open the Support Ticket. In Windows, click Start, Programs (or All
Programs), HP e-Diagtools, e-Diagtools for Windows.
15. Click View to display the Support Ticket.
16. To add information about your problem, click Comments and type the information,
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. Boot from the CD and select the diagnostics option.
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Configuring the Computer
Configuring the Computer
Your computer includes two tools that help you configure its 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, Shut Down (or Turn Off Computer), 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 F5 or F6 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 BIOS version 1.00. 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).
Internal Hard Disk
Sets the hard disk drive type and various parameters.
Detected
automatically.
Quiet Boot
When enabled, hides summary of power-on self-test and
messages during boot.
Enabled
Video Display Device
Sets whether the built-in display automatically switches to an
external display, if one is detected.
Auto
Video Expansion
When enabled, the video image covers the entire display in
lower resolution modes. When disabled, the video image is
centered in the display.
Disabled
Primary Video Adapter
Sets whether the computer automatically switches to an
external video adapter connected to the docking system, if
one is detected.
Auto
Television Type
Controls the signal format (NTSC or PAL) output by the
S-video port when Windows is not running.
NTSC
System Memory
Shows the system memory size.
640 KB
Extended Memory
Shows the extended memory size.
Detected
automatically.
Unique Dock ID
Sets whether the computer creates a unique hardware profile
for each dock (Enabled) or uses a common profile for all
docks (Disabled).
Enabled
UUID
Displays the value of the 16-byte UUID (Universally Unique
ID) as 32 hex characters.
Detected
automatically
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System Devices Menu
Setting
Description
Default
PS/2 Pointing Devices
Disables the internal pointing devices when an external PS/2
mouse is connected.
Auto
External Fn Key
Sets whether left CTRL+left ALT on an external keyboard is
interpreted as the Fn key.
Enabled
FDD Controller
Enables the floppy drive.
Enabled
Legacy USB Support
Enables BIOS support for USB mouse, keyboard, and floppy
disk drive.
Enabled
Internal LAN
Enables the internal (wired) LAN.
Enabled
Mini PCI Slot 1
Enables the PCI slot normally used for a wireless LAN.
Enabled
Mini PCI Slot 2
Enables the PCI slot normally used for a modem, which is
located under the door on the bottom of unit. (Does not affect
Ambit modem.)
Enabled
Serial port
Enables the serial port.
Enabled
Base I/O address
Sets the I/O address.
3F8h
Interrupt
Sets the I/O interrupt.
IRQ4
Enables the infrared port.
Disabled
Mode
Sets the hardware to support FIR (Fast IR) or SIR (Standard
IR) infrared communications.
FIR
Base I/O address
Sets the I/O address.
2F8h
Interrupt
Sets the I/O interrupt.
IRQ3
Infrared port
DMA channel
Sets the DMA channel for Fast IR (FIR) mode.
DMA0
Enables the parallel port.
Enabled
Mode
Sets the port to output only, bi-directional, EPP, or ECP.
ECP
Base I/O
Sets the I/O address.
378h
Interrupt
Sets the I/O interrupt.
IRQ7
DMA channel
Sets the DMA channel for ECP mode.
DMA1
Parallel Port
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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
Boot
Sets whether a user password is required when the
computer boots. Requires the administrator password for
changes.
Enabled
Resume*
Sets whether a user password is required when resuming
from Standby or Hibernate mode. Requires the administrator
password for changes. (Windows 98 only.)
Enabled
Undock*
Sets whether a user password is required when undocking
the computer. Requires the administrator password for
changes. (Windows 98 only.)
Disabled
Internal hard disk drive
lock*
Encodes the current user password (or administrator
password if that is the only password set) on the hard disk
drive.
Disabled
Removable Device Boot
Sets whether the computer will attempt to boot from a floppy
drive or other removable device.
Enabled
* Resume, Undock, and Internal hard disk drive lock options are available only if the Boot option is enabled.
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Power Menu
Windows 2000 and XP use only the settings marked with *. Windows 98 uses only the
settings marked with * or **. All other settings in the Power menu are ignored.
Setting
Description
Default
Power Management
Mode
Disables time-outs, selects a combination of time-outs, or
allows customized time-outs.
Max. Power
Savings
Suspend Time-out
Sets the period of inactivity after which the computer goes
from Display-off to Standby power mode.
4 minutes
Hibernate Time-out**
Sets whether the computer goes from Standby to Hibernate
power mode after the indicated period of inactivity. (Skips
Standby mode if the suspend time-out is disabled.)
4 hours
Hard Disk Time-out
Sets the period of hard disk inactivity after which the internal
hard disk (and any hard disk drive in the plug-in module
bay) stops spinning.
2 minutes
Time-out on AC
Sets whether power management time-outs occur while the
AC adapter is connected.
Disabled
Lid Switch Mode
Sets the action that occurs if the computer’s lid is closed.
Turn off LCD
Backlight Control*
When switching to battery power, sets whether the display
brightness reverts to the previous battery-power brightness
(Auto Restore) or to a very low brightness to save power
(Auto Dim).
Auto Restore
Graphics Mode*
Sets the graphics system for maximum 3D performance or
to save power.
Maximum
Performance
Resume On Serial Ring
Sets whether the system resumes if it received a ring signal.
Disabled
Resume On Time of Day
Sets whether the system resumes at a defined time of day.
Disabled
Resume Time
Sets the 24-hour time when the system resumes from if
Resume On Time of Day is enabled.
Auto Low-Battery
Hibernate**
Sets whether the computer goes to Hibernate mode or
continues running when the battery drains to its critically low
level.
Enabled
Auto Suspend on
Undock*
Sets whether the computer suspends to Standby power
mode after undocking.
When Lid
Closed
Auto Turn-On on Dock*
Sets whether the computer turns on after docking.
Enabled
* Windows 98, 2000, and XP use these settings.
** Windows 98 uses these additional settings.
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Boot Menu
Setting
Description
Default
+Hard Disk
+Removable Device
CD-ROM/DVD Drive
Intel Boot Agent
Shows the order of boot devices, with “+”
indicating a device category. Move the entries to
change the order. If the computer has more than
one device in a category, you can select the one
scanned. Intel Boot Agent provides diskless boot
from a network server.
1. Hard Disk
2. Removable
Device
3. CD-ROM/DVD
drive
4. Intel Boot Agent
Setting
Description
Default
Save Changes and Exit
Saves Setup changes, then exits and reboots.
Discard Changes and Exit
Discards any Setup changes made since last
save, 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.
Load Previous Values
Discards any Setup changes made since last
save, and remains in Setup. Does not affect
password, date, or time changes.
Save Changes
Saves Setup changes, and remains in Setup.
Security settings are saved when changed.
Exit Menu
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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 Pavilion models.
The TopTools package is included with your computer, but you’ll need to install it before
you can use it.
1. Click Start, Programs (or All Programs), HP TopTools for Notebooks, 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, Programs (or All Programs), HP TopTools for
Notebooks, HP TopTools.
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 to recover the original software build for your computer.
The Recovery CD 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 under \hp\Drivers.
• On the HP Customer Care Web site (www.hp.com/go/support). 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 to reinstall the original factory software on your
computer’s hard disk. You can also use the same process to create a larger Utility
partition on your hard disk, or to create a Utility partition on a new hard disk. The hidden
Utility partition contains the e-Diagtools diagnostic tests and stores hibernation data for
Windows 98 and other operating systems that don’t provide hibernation.
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 in the CD-ROM 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, Shut Down (or
Turn Off Computer), 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 dialog box appears, follow the displayed instructions. If
prompted, accept the recommended partition size. If you install the factory software,
the recovery process can take up to 15 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.
For Windows 2000: if you want to convert drive C from FAT32 to NTSF format, click
Start, Run, then type convert c: /fs:ntfs and click OK. Windows XP is installed using
NTFS format, which cannot be converted.
To create a boot disk (Windows 98 or 2000)
• Windows 98: click Start, Settings, Control Panel, then double-click Add/Remove
Programs. Use the Startup Disk tab.
• Windows 2000: click Start, Run, and type c:\i386\Bootdisk\Makeboot.exe. You’ll
need four floppy disks.
To replace a damaged Recovery CD
If you lose or damage the Recovery CD, take your computer to a local HP service center
to get a replacement CD. 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 136.
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To update the BIOS
Hewlett-Packard may provide updates to the computer BIOS to enhance your system’s
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, Programs (or All Programs), 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 a straightened
paperclip into the system-off switch on the right side of the computer.
BIOS updates are also available from the HP Customer Care web site
(www.hp.com/go/support).
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 normally provides 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/support. Follow
the instructions included with the drivers.
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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 Customer Care web site. Get e-mail and telephone support information,
technical information, and software updates.
www.hp.com/go/support
• 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 Customer Care web site
(www.hp.com/go/support) under “Contact HP”.
To call the Customer Care Center, check the HP Customer Care web site
(www.hp.com/go/support) 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:
Pavilion models
United States only: (208) 323-2551.
Omnibook 6100
See the following table.
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North America
United States: (970) 635-1000
Canada: (905) 206-4663
Mexico:
Mexico City: 52-58-9922
Outside Mexico City: 01-800-472 6684
Guadalajara: 669-9500
Monterrey: 378-4240
South America
Argentina:
From Argentina: 0810-555-5520
Outside Argentina: 5411-4778-8380
Brazil:
São Paulo: (11) 3747-7799
Outside São Paulo: 0800-157751
Venezuela: 0800-157751
Europe
Austria: +43-(0)7114-20-1080
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
Finland: 358-(0)203-47-288
France: +33 (0)1-43-62-34-34
Germany: +49-(0)180-52-58-143
Greece: +30-(0)1-619-64-11
Hungary: +36-(0)1-382-1111
Ireland: +353-(0)1-662-5525
Italy: +39-02-264-10350
Netherlands: +31-(0)20-606-8751
Norway: +47-22-11-6299
Poland: +48-22-519-06-00
Portugal: +351-21-317-6333
Russian Federation:
Moscow: +7-095-797-3520
St. Petersburg: +7-812-346-7997
Spain: +34-902-321-123
Sweden: +46-(0)8-619-2170
Switzerland: +41-(0)848-80-11-11
Turkey: +90-216-579-71-71
Ukraine: +7-380-44-490-3520
United Kingdom: +44-(0)207-512-52-02
English (international): +44-(0)171-512-52-02
Asia and Australia
Australia: 61-3-8877-8000
China: 800-810-5959
Hong Kong: 852-800-96-7729
India: 91-11-682-6035
Indonesia: 62-21-350-3408
Japan: 81-3-5344-7181
Korea:
Seoul: 82-2-3270-0700
Outside Seoul: 080 999-0700
Malaysia:
Penang: 60-3-295-2566
Outside Penang: 03-295-2566
New Zealand: 64-9-356-6640
Philippines: 63-2-867-3551
Singapore: 65-272-5300
Taiwan: 886-2-2717-0055
Thailand: 66-2-661-4000
Vietnam: 84-8-823-4530
Africa/Middle East
Dubai: +971-(0)4-8839-292
Israel: +972-(0)9-952-4848
Africa:
RSA: 086-000-1030
Outside RSA: +27-(0)11-258-9301
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.
• 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?
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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. For example, certain
Pavilion notebook products are currently serviced in only the United States.
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 136. 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 136).
The support provider will let you know about repair charges and processes.
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.
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 computer to Hewlett-Packard, please use the original product
packaging or other substantial packaging in order to avoid damage to the unit in
transit.
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 (see “To recover the factory installation of
your hard disk” on page 132) or other recovery method.
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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 sheet included with your
HP notebook computer. 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 sheet included with your computer, 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.
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6. TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LOCAL LAW, THE ABOVE WARRANTIES
ARE EXCLUSIVE AND NO OTHER WARRANTY OR CONDITION, WHETHER
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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.
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
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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): 315 × 261 × 32 mm (12.4 × 10.3 × 1.3 in).
Size (15-inch display): 325 × 261 × 34 mm (12.8 × 10.3 × 1.4 in).
Weight: 2.3–2.8 kg (5.1–6.2 lb), depending on configuration.
Magnesium display cover.
Processor and
Bus Architecture
933- to 1133-MHz Intel Mobile Pentium III-M processor with Intel Speed Step
technology or 733- to 866-MHz Celeron processor.
Integrated 32-KB (16-KB instruction, 16-KB data) L1 cache and 512-KB (Pentium
models) or 128-KB (Celeron models) four-way set-associative L2 cache.
1.4-V core low-power processor with 133-MHz processor system bus.
Core logic interfaces processor, system memory, graphics subsystem, 33-MHz
system PCI bus, and other I/O.
Graphics
14.1-inch XGA (1024 × 768) or 15.0-inch SXGA+ (1400 × 1050) active-matrix (TFT)
LCD display.
External monitors up to 1600 × 1200 resolution, 16M (24- or 32-bit) colors, and at
least 75 Hz refresh rate (only 60 Hz at 1400 × 1050).
ATI Mobility Radeon graphics accelerator with 16-MB (Pentium models) or 8-MB
(Celeron models) DDR graphics memory, 4x AGP graphics capability.
Hardware 3D acceleration, hardware DVD acceleration.
Dual display capability (depends on operating system support).
Zoomed Video support for lower PC Card slot.
Power
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery with LED charge-level gauge (11.1 or 14.8 Vdc).
Battery life (one battery): up to 4-5 hours typical (varies with model and usage).
Fast battery recharge: 80% in 1.5 hour, 100% in 2 hours.
Low-battery warning.
Suspend/resume capability.
Universal AC adapter: 100–240 Vac (50/60 Hz) input, 19 Vdc output, 60 W.
Optional secondary battery available for module bay.
Mass Storage
10- to 30-GB removable hard drive with Ultra-DMA 100 interface.
1.44-MB floppy drive module (for certain models).
24x CD-ROM, 6x or 8x DVD, or other drive module (or higher).
Optional drive modules available.
RAM
Two slots for PC-133 SDRAM modules.
Up to 1024 MB RAM maximum.
At least 128 MB RAM preinstalled.
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Audio System
16-bit Sound Blaster Pro−compatible stereo sound.
Stereo sound via two built-in speakers (500 Hz to 10 kHz range).
3D-enhanced PCI bus audio with Zoomed Video support.
Built-in microphone.
Separate audio-off button with indicator light.
Headphone-out, microphone-in, and audio line-in.
Keyboard and
Pointing Devices
87/88-key touch-type QWERTY keyboard with 101/102 key emulation.
Embedded numeric keypad.
Left and right click buttons, center scroll button.
12 function (Fn) keys.
4 user-programmable One-Touch buttons.
Two pointing devices: pointing stick and touch pad.
LAN
Ethernet 10Base-T (10 Mbps) and 100Base-TX (100 Mbps) support.
Supports wake-on-LAN (Windows 2000 and XP), fast IP, DMI, dRMON.
MBA (Managed Boot Agent) support for PXE/BINL, BOOTP, NCP/IPX, DHCP.
Modem
Hardware-based controllerless modem (3Com/US Robotics) or software-based
ACLink modem (Ambit), mini-PCI interface.
Data speed: 56 Kbps (V.90) 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, X2 (USR only),
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
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
Universal serial bus (USB), two ports.
9-pin, 115,200-bps serial (16550 UART).
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.
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Expandability
One Type III or two Type II 16-/32-bit PC Card slots (3.3- and 5-V support).
CardBus enabled.
Plug-in module bay for accessory modules.
Optional port replicator, mini dock, and docking system (only the port replicator is
supported on Pavilion models).
Security Features
User and administrator passwords.
System, hard drive, and docking passwords.
PC identification displayed at boot.
DMI-accessible electronic serial number.
Kensington MicroSaver lock slot.
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 Mobile Pentium III-M or Celeron processor.
Core logic: Intel 830M/ICH3M chipset.
Graphics controller: ATI Mobility Radeon M6-P.
Audio controller: ESS ES1988.
CardBus controller: TI PC1420.
Keyboard/embedded controller: National PC87570.
Super I/O: National PC87393F.
LAN: integrated in core logic.
Modem: 3Com/US Robotics controllerless or Ambit ACLink.
802.11b wireless LAN: Actiontec 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 Modem (Windows 98) or Phone
and Modem Options (Windows 2000 and XP) in Control Panel, from most
communications software, or by using terminal mode in your software. See “To change
your modem settings” on page 63.
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. Your computer has either a 3Com/US
Robotics or Ambit (ESS) modem. To determine which brand is in your computer:
• Open Modems (Windows 98) or Phone and Modem Options (Windows 2000 or XP)
in Control Panel.
Modem Reference (Ambit)
In the following AT command table, default settings are shown in bold. All listed AT
commands except A/ must be preceded by “AT.”
AT Commands (Ambit)
Command
Function (Ambit)
A/
A
B0
B1
C1
Dn
E0
E1
H0
H1
I0
I1
I2
Re-execute command (not preceded by AT)
Go off-hook and attempt to answer a call
Select V.22 connect @1200 bps
Select Bell 212A connect @1200 bps
Return OK message
Dial modifier
Turn off command echo
Turn on command echo
Initiate a hang-up sequence
If on-hook, go off-hook and enter command mode
Report product code
Report pre-computed checksum
Report “OK” if the calculated checksum equals the prestored checksum or if the prestored checksum value
is FFh
Report firmware revision, model, and interface type
Report response programmed by OEM
Report the country code parameter
I3
I4
I5
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Command
Function (Ambit)
I6
I7
L0
L1
L2
L3
M0
M1
M2
M3
N0
N1
O0
O1
P
Q0
Q1
Sn
Sn?
Sn=v
T
V0
V1
W0
W1
W2
X0
Report modem data pump model and code revision
Report the DAA code
Set low speaker volume
Set low speaker volume
Set medium speaker volume
Set high speaker volume
Turn speaker off
Turn speaker on during handshaking and turn speaker off while receiving carrier
Turn speaker on during handshaking and while receiving carrier
Turn speaker off during dialing and receiving carrier and turn speaker on during answering
Turn off automode detection
Turn on automode detection
Go on-line
Go on-line and initiate a retrain sequence
Force pulse dialing
Allow result codes to DTE
Inhibit result codes to DTE
Select S-Register n as default
Return the value of S-Register n
Set default S-Register n to value v
Force DTMF dialing
Report short form result codes
Report long form result codes
Report DTE speed only
Report line speed, EC protocol and DTE speed
Report DCE speed only
Report basic call progress result codes, i.e., Ok, Connect, Ring, No Carrier (also, for busy, if enabled, and
dial tone not detected), No Answer and Error
Report basic call progress result codes and connections speeds (Ok, Connect, Ring, No Carrier (also, for
busy, if enabled, and dial tone not detected), No Answer, Connect XXXX, and Error
Report basic call progress result codes and connections speeds, i.e., Ok, Connect, Ring, No Carrier (also,
for busy, if enabled, and dial tone not detected), No Answer, Connect XXXX, and Error
Report basic call progress result codes and connections rate, i.e., Ok, Connect, Ring, No Carrier, No
Answer, Connect XXXX, Busy, and Error
Report all call progress result codes and connections rate, i.e., Ok, Connect, Ring, No Carrier, No Answer,
Connect XXXX, Busy, No Dial Tone and Error
Disable long space disconnect before on-hook
Enable long space disconnect before on-hook
Restore stored profile 0 after warm reset
Soft reset and restore stored profile 1 after warm reset
Soft reset and force RLSD active regardless of the carrier state
Allow RLSD to follow the carrier state
Interpret DTR On-to-OFF transition per &Qn
&Q0, &Q5, &Q6: The modem ignores DTR
&Q1, &Q4: The modem hangs up
&Q2, &Q3: The modem hangs up
Interpret DTR On-to-OFF transition per &Qn
&Q0, &Q1, &Q4, &Q5, &Q6: Asynchronous escape
&Q2, &Q3: The modem hangs up
X1
X2
X3
X4
Y0
Y1
Z0
Z1
&C0
&C1
&D0
&D1
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Command
Function (Ambit)
&D2
Interpret DTR On-to-OFF transition per &Qn
&Q0 through &Q6: The modem hangs up
Interpret DTR On-to-OFF transition per &Qn
&Q0, &Q1, &Q4, &Q5, &Q6: Soft reset
&Q2, &Q3: The modem hangs up
Restore factory configuration 0
Restore factory configuration 1
Disable guard tone
Disable guard tone
Enable 1800 Hz guard tone
Set S-Register response only for compatibility
Set S-Register response only for compatibility
Disable DTE/DCE flow control
Enable RTS/CTS DTE/DCE flow control
Enable XON/XOFF DTE/DCE flow control
Enable transparent XON/ XOFF low control
Enable both RTS/CTS and XON/XOFF flow control
Select dial up line operation
Select direct asynchronous mode
Select sync connect with async off-line command mode
Select sync connect with async off-line command mode and enable DTR dialing of directory zero
Select sync connect with async off-line command mode and enable DTR to act as Talk/Data switch
Set 10 pps pulse dial with 39%/61% make/break
Set 10 pps pulse dial with 33%/67% make/break
Set 20 pps pulse dial with 39%/61% make/break
Set 20 pps pulse dial with 33%/67% make/break
Select direct asynchronous mode
Select sync connect with async off-line command mode
Select sync connect with async off-line command mode and enable DTR dialing of directory zero
Select sync connect with async off-line command mode and enable DTR to act as Talk/Data switch
Select Hayes AutoSync mode
Modem negotiates an error corrected link
Select asynchronous operation in normal mode
CTS tracks RTS (sync) or CTS is normally ON and will turn OFF only if required by flow control (async)
CTS is always active (sync) or CTS is normally ON and will turn OFF only if required by flow control (async)
DSR is always active
DSR will become active after answer tone has been detected and inactive after the carrier has been lost
Terminate any test in progress
Initiate local analog loopback
Returns ERROR result code
Initiate local digital loopback
Allow remote digital loopback (RDL)
Disallow remote digital loopback request
Request an RDL without self-test
Request an RDL with self-test
Request an RDL without self-test
Request an RDL with self-test
Initiate local analog loop with self-test
Display current configuration and stored profiles
&D3
&F0
&F1
&G0
&G1
&G2
&J0
&J1
&K0
&K3
&K4
&K5
&K6
&L0
&M0
&M1
&M2
&M3
&P0
&P1
&P2
&P3
&Q0
&Q1
&Q2
&Q3
&Q4
&Q5
&Q6
&R0
&R1
&S0
&S1
&T0
&T1
&T2
&T3
&T4
&T5
&T6
&T7
&T6
&T7
&T8
&V
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Command
Function (Ambit)
&V1
&W0
&W1
&X0
&X1
&X2
&Y0
&Y1
&Zn=x
%E0
%E1
%E2
%L
%Q
%TTn
Display last connection statistics
Store the current configuration as profile 0
Store the current configuration as profile 1
Select internal timing for the transmit clock
Select external timing for the transmit clock
Select slave receive timing for the transmit clock
Recall stored profile 0 upon power up
Recall stored profile 1 upon power up
Store dial string x (up to 34 digits) to location n (0 to 3)
Disable line quality monitor and auto retrain
Enable line quality monitor and auto retrain
Enable line quality monitor and fallback/fall forward
Return received line signal level
Report the line signal quality
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, 15=V.22
originate signaling at 1200bps, 16=V.22bis originate signaling at 2400bps, 17=V.22 answering signaling,
18=V.22bis answer signaling, 19=V.21 Channel 1space symbol, 1A=V.21 Channel 2 space symbol,
20=V.32 9600bps, 21=V.32bis 14400bps, 30=Silence, 31=V.25 answer tone, 32=1800Hz guard tone,
33=V.25 calling tone (1300Hz), 34=Fax calling tone (1100Hz), 40=V.21 channel 2, 41=V.27ter 2400bps,
42=V.27ter 4800bps, 43=V.29 7200bps, 44=V.29 9600bps, 45=V.17 7200bps long, 46=V.17 7200bps short,
47=V.17 9600bps long, 48=V.17 9600bps short, 49=V.17 12000bps long, 4A=V.17 12000bps short,
4B=V.17 14400bps long, 4C=V.17 14400bps short, 60=2400bps (V.34 only), 61=4800bps (V.34 only),
62=7200bps (V.34 only), 63=9600bps (V.34 only), 64=12000bps (V.34 only), 65=14400bps, 66=16800bps,
67=19200bps, 68=21600bps, 69=24000bps, 6A=26400bps, 6B=28800bps, 6C=31200bps, 6D=33600bps
When modem receives a break from the DTE:
Enter on-line command mode, no break sent to the remote modem
Clear buffers and send break to remote modem
Send break to remote modem immediately
Send break to remote modem in sequence with transmitted data
When modem receives \B in on-line command state:
Clear buffers and send break to remote modem
Send break to remote modem immediately
Send break to remote modem in sequence with transmitted data
When modem receives break from the remote modem:
Clear data buffers and send break to DTE
Send a break immediately to DTE
Send a break with received data to the DTE
Select normal speed buffered mode
Select direct mode
Select reliable link mode
Select auto reliable mode
Force LAPM mode
Force MNP mode
Connect messages are controlled by the command settings X, W, and S95
Connect messages are displayed in the single line format
\K0,2,4
\K1
\K3
\K5
\K0,1
\K2,3
\K4,5
\K0,1
\K2,3
\K4,5
\N0
\N1
\N2
\N3
\N4
\N5
\V0
\V1
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Command
Function (Ambit)
+MS=a,b,c,d
Select modulation (b, c, and d are optional)
a is the mode (bps): 0=V.21 (300), 1=V.22 (1200), 2=V.22bis (2400, 1200), 3=V.23 (1200, 300), 9=V.32
(9600, 4800), 10=V.32bis (14400, 12000, 9600, 7200, 4800), 11=V.34 (33600, 31200, 28800, 26400,
24000, 21600, 19200, 16800, 14400, 12000, 9600, 7200, 4800, 2400), 17=X2, V.90 (57333-33333),
64=Bell 103 (300)
b is automode: 0=disabled, 1=enabled
c is minimum rate (bps): 300-33600
d is maximum rate (bps): 300-33600
Disable Rockwell Protocol Interface (RPI)/Video ready mode
Enable RPI and set DTE speed to 19200 bps
Enable RPI and set DTE speed to 38400 bps
Enable RPI and set DTE speed to 57600 bps
Enable RPI+ mode
Enable Video Ready mode
Download to flash memory at last sensed speed
Download to flash memory at 38.4 kbps
Download to flash memory at 57.6 kbps
Disable distinctive ring
Enable distinctive ring type 1
Enable distinctive ring type 2
Enable distinctive ring type 1 and 2
Enable distinctive ring type 3
Enable distinctive ring type 1 and 3
Enable distinctive ring type 2 and 3
Enable distinctive ring type 1, 2 and 3
+H0
+H1
+H2
+H3
+H11
+H16
**0
**1
**2
-SDR=0
-SDR=1
-SDR=2
-SDR=3
-SDR=4
-SDR=5
-SDR=6
-SDR=7
ECC Commands
%C0
%C1
%C2
%C3
\A0
\A1
\A2
\A3
\Bn
Disable data compression
Enable MNP 5 data compression
Enable V.42 bis data compression
Enable both V.42 bis and MNP 5 compression
Set maximum block size in MNP to 64
Set maximum block size in MNP to 128
Set maximum block size in MNP to 192
Set maximum block size in MNP to 256
Send break of n × 100 ms
MNP 10 Commands
-K0
-K1
-K2
-SEC=0
-SEC=1, [<tx
level>]
Disable MNP 10 extended services
Enable MNP 10 extended services
Disable MNP 10 extended services detection only
Disable MNP 10-EC
Enable MNP 10-EC and set transmit level <tx level> 0 to 30 (0 dBm to -30 dBm)
FAX Class 1
+Fclass=1
+FAE=0
+FAE=1
+FRH=n
Service class
Disable data/fax auto answer
Enable data/fax auto answer
Receive data with HDLC framing
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Command
Function (Ambit)
+FRM=n
+FRS=n
+FTH=n
+FTM=n
+FTS=n
Receive data
Receive silence, n×10 ms
Transmit data with HDLC framing
Transmit data
Stop transmission and wait, n×10 ms
AT* Commands
*B
*Cn
*NCn
Display black-listed number
Data calling tone selection
Select country parameters: 0=US, 1=Japan, 2=Germany, 3=UK, 4=France, 5=Netherlands, 6=Italy,
7=Australia, 8=Sweden, 9=Denmark, 10=New Zealand, 11=Korea, 12=China, 13=Singapore, 14=Malaysia,
15=South Africa, 16=Poland, 17=Czech Republic, 18=Hungary, 19=Hong Kong, 20=Turkey, 21=Spain.
S-Registers (Ambit)
Register
Function (Ambit)
Range/units
Default
S0
S1
S2
S3
S4
S5
S6
S7
S8
S9
S10
S11
S12
S14
S16
S18
S19
S20
S21
S22
S23
S24
S25
S26
S27
S28
S29
S30
S31
S32
S33
S36
S37
Rings to auto-answer
Ring counter
Escape character
Carriage return character
Line feed character
Backspace character
Wait time for dial tone
Wait time for carrier
Pause time for dial delay modifier
Carrier detect response time
Carrier loss disconnect time
DTMF tone duration
Escape prompt delay
General bit mapped options status
Test mode bit mapped options status (&T)
Test timer
AutoSync options
AutoSync HDLC address or BSC Sync character
V.24/general bit mapped options status
Speaker/results bit mapped options status
General bit mapped options status
Sleep inactivity timer
Delay to DTR off
RTS-to-CTS delay
General bit mapped options status
General bit mapped options status
Flash dial modifier time
Disconnect inactivity timer
General bit mapped options status
XON character
XOFF character
LAPM failure control
Line connection speed
0-255/rings
0-255/rings
0-255/ASCII
0-127/ASCII
0-127/ASCII
0-255/ASCII
2-255/s
1-255/s
0-255/s
1-255/.1 s
1-255/.1 s
50-255/.001 s
0-255/.02 s
0
0
43
13
10
8
2
50
2
6
14
95
50
138 (8Ah)
0
0
0
0
52 (34h)
117 (75h)
62 (3Dh)
0
5
1
73 (49h)
0
70
0
194 (C2h)
17 (11h)
19 (13h)
7
0
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0-255
0-255/s
0-255/s or .01s
0-255/.01 s
0-255/10 ms
0-255/10 s
0-255/ASCII
0-255/ASCII
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Register
Function (Ambit)
Range/units
Default
S38
S39
S40
S41
S46
S48
S82
S86
S91
Delay before forced hangup
Flow control bit mapped options status
General bit mapped options status
General bit mapped options status
Data compression control
V.42 negotiation control
LAPM break control
Call failure reason code
PSTN transmit attenuation level
0-255/s
0-15/dBm
S92
Fax transmit attenuation level
0-15/dBm
S95
Result code messages control
20
3
104 (68h)
195(C3h)
138
7
128 (40h)
0-255
10 (country
dependent)
10 (country
dependent)
0
Selected Result Codes (Ambit)
Code
Meaning
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
OK
CONNECT
RING
NO CARRIER
ERROR
CONNECT 1200
NO DIAL TONE
BUSY
NO ANSWER
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Modem Reference (3Com/US Robotics)
In the following AT command table, default settings are shown in bold. All listed AT
commands except +++, /, and A/ must be preceded by “AT.”
AT Commands (3Com/US Robotics)
Command
Function (3Com/US Robotics)
+++
/
A
A/
D...
Escape to online command mode (not preceded by AT)
Pause (not preceded by AT), 125 ms default
Answer manually
Repeat last command (not preceded by AT)
Dial a phone number and issue other optional commands: 0-9=Dial digit, T=Tone dial, P=Pulse dial, R=Call
an originate-only modem, W=Wait for second dial tone (X2, X4), @=Wait for answer (X3, X4),
(comma)=Pause in dialing, !=Flash switch hook, #=Auxiliary tone dial digit, *=Auxiliary tone dial digit, ;=Stay
in command mode after dialing, $=Wait for calling card bong, &=Wait for calling card bong, “=Dial the letters
that follow.
Display a list of dial commands
Redial last number
Display last dialed number
Dial stored number (n=0,1,2,3)
Turn command echo off
Turn command echo on
Turn online echo on
Turn online echo off
Hang up (go on-hook)
Pick up (go off-hook)
Display the 4-digit product code
Display the checksum
Display the RAM test results
Display the firmware version
Display the current modem settings
Display user profiles
Display the product configuration
Display blacklist screen
Display VXD configuration screen
Display V.34 link screen
Set modem speaker volume off
Set modem speaker volume on (low)
Set modem speaker volume on (medium)
Set modem speaker volume on (high)
The modem’s speaker is always off
The modem’s speaker is on until a connection is made
The modem’s speaker is always on
The modem’s speaker is off during dialing, and on after dialing until the connection is made
Return to online mode
Return to online mode and retrain (automatically return to the highest speed)
D$
DL
DL?
DSn
E0
E1
F0
F1
H0
H1
I0
I1
I2
I3
I4
I5
I7
I8
I10
I11
L0
L1
L2
L3
M0
M1
M2
M3
O0
O1
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Command
Function (3Com/US Robotics)
S$
Sr=n
Sr?
V0
V1
X0
Display the list of S-register settings
Set S-Register “r” to “n”
Display the value of S-Register “r”
Display result codes in numeric form
Display result codes in verbose form (words)
Report basic call progress result codes, i.e., OK, CONNECT, RING, NO CARRIER, (also, for busy, if
enabled, and dial tone not detected), NO ANSWER and ERROR
Report basic call progress result codes and the connect rates—OK, CONNECT, RING, NO CARRIER
(also, for busy, if enabled, and dial tone not detected), NO ANSWER, CONNECT XXXX and ERROR
Report basic call progress result codes and the connect rates i.e., OK, CONNECT, RING, NO CARRIER
(also, for busy, if enabled), NO DIAL TONE, NO ANSWER, CONNECT XXXX and ERROR
Report basic call progress result codes and connection rate i.e., OK, CONNECT, RING, NO CARRIER, NO
ANSWER, CONNECT XXXX, BUSY and ERROR
Report all call progress result codes and connection rate i.e., OK, CONNECT, RING, NO CARRIER, NO
ANSWER, CONNECT XXXX, BUSY, NO DIAL TONE and ERROR
On the next reset, use &W0 settings
On the next reset, use &W1 settings
On the next reset use, &F0 settings
On the next reset, use &F1 settings
On the next reset, use &F2 settings
Reset the modem according to the settings of ATY
Reset the modem and use &W0 settings
Reset the modem and use &W1 settings
Reset the modem using &F0 settings and load factory default profile 1
Reset the modem using &F1 settings and load factory default profile 0
Reset the modem using &F2 settings and load factory default profile 2
Display the list of AT commands
Display the list of ampersand commands
Disable data compression result codes
Enable data compression result codes
Enable modulation result codes
Enable data compression result codes and add V.42bis and MNP 5 protocol indicators
Use a floating DTE speed
Use a fixed DTE speed
Use a fixed DTE speed when using data compression
Carrier detect is always on
Carrier detect is controlled by the modem.
Ignore DTR
Use online command mode
DTE controls DTR
DTE controls DTR and reset
Set the factory profile that uses hardware (RTS/CTS) flow control (this is the active profile when the modem
is shipped)
Set the factory profile that uses hardware (RTS/CTS) flow control
Set the factory profile that uses software (XON/XOFF) flow control
No guard tone
Use 550 Hz guard tone
Use 1800 Hz guard tone
Flow control for transmitted data - Disable flow control
X1
X2
X3
X4
Y0
Y1
Y2
Y3
Y4
Z0
Z1
Z2
Z3
Z4
Z5
$
&$
&A0
&A1
&A2
&A3
&B0
&B1
&B2
&C0
&C1
&D0
&D1
&D2
&D3
&F0
&F1
&F2
&G0
&G1
&G2
&H0
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Command
Function (3Com/US Robotics)
&H1
&H2
&H3
&I0
&I1
&I2
&I3
&I4
&I5
Flow control for transmitted data - Enable hardware flow control (RTS/CTS)
Flow control for transmitted data - Enable software (XON/XOFF)
Flow control for transmitted data - Enable both software and hardware flow control
Flow control for received data - Disable flow control
Flow control for received data - send XON/XOFF signals to modems on both ends
Flow control for received data - send XON/XOFF signals to your modem only
HP Eng/Ack in Host mode
HP Eng/Ack in Terminal Mode
Flow control for received data - If error correction is used, send XON/XOFF signals to your modem only; if
data compression is not used, look for incoming XON/XOFF
Disable data compression
Enable data compression (V.42bis, MNP 5, NONE)
Enable data compression (forces V.42bis)
Use selective data compression
Disable error correction in 1200 bps and faster transfers
Allow V.42 or MNP error correction in 1200 bps and faster transfers
Allow either V.42 or MNP error correction in 1200 bps and faster transfers
Set link speed (bps): 0=Highest speed, 1=300, 2=1200, 3=2400, 4=4800, 5=7200, 6=9600, 7=12000,
8=14400, 9=16800, 10=19200, 11=21600, 12=24000, 13=26400, 14=28800, 15=31200, 16=33600,
17=28000, 18=29333, 19=30666, 20=32000, 21=33333, 22=34666, 23=36000, 24=37333, 25=38666,
26=40000, 27=41333, 28=42666, 29=44000, 30=45333, 31=46666, 32=48000, 33=49333, 34=50666,
35=52000, 36=53333, 37=54666, 38=56000, 39=57333
Ignore RTS
Receive to DTE/RTS high
Data Set Ready (DSR) is always on
Data Set Ready (DSR) signals that the modem is ready to send data
Set minimum link rate (bps): 0=Variable, 1=300, 2=1200, 3=2400, 4=4800, 5=7200, 6=9600, 7=12000,
8=14400, 9=16800, 10=19200, 11=21600, 12=24000, 13=26400, 14=28800, 15=31200, 16=33600,
17=28000, 18=29333, 19=30666, 20=32000, 21=33333, 22=34666, 23=36000, 24=37333, 25=38666,
26=40000, 27=41333, 28=42666, 29=44000, 30=45333, 31=46666, 32=48000, 33=49333, 34=50666,
35=52000, 36=53333, 37=54666, 38=56000, 39=57333
Store user profile 0 to memory
Store user profile 1 to memory
Store phone number (n= 0,1,2,3)
Display phone number
&K0
&K1
&K2
&K3
&M0
&M4
&M5
&Nn
&R1
&R2
&S0
&S1
&Un
&W0
&W1
&Zn=s
&Zn?
S-Registers (3Com/US Robotics)
Register
Function (3Com/US Robotics)
Range
Default
S0
Number of rings before the modem auto-answers a call (0 means autoanswer is disabled and manual answer is in effect)
Counts and logs the number of rings
Designates the ASCII character used to indicate an escape character
Designates the ASCII character used for carriage returns
Designates the ASCII character used for line feeds
Designates the ASCII character used for backspaces
Dial tone wait time; if AT command X is set to X2 or X4, the modem
ignores this register and dials as soon as it detects a dial tone (seconds)
Carrier wait time (seconds)
0-255
0 rings
0-255
0-127
0-127
0-127
0-127
2-255
0 rings
43
13
10
8
3
1-255
60
S1
S2
S3
S4
S5
S6
S7
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Register
Function (3Com/US Robotics)
Range
Default
S8
S9
S10
Pause in dialing time (comma in dialing string) (seconds)
Carrier detect validation time (1/10 second)
Delay time between lost carrier and hang up; if S10=255, the modem
will not hang up when the carrier is lost; dropping DTR hangs up the
modem (1/10 second)
Duration of the touchtone dialing tone spacing (in milliseconds)
Guard time for the escape code (1/50 second)
Bitmapped register.
1=Reset on DTR loss
2=Reduced non-ARQ transmit buffer
4=Set DEL=backspace
8=Do DS0 on DTR
16=Do DS0 on Reset
128=Escape code hangup
Bitmapped register.
1=MNP/V.42 disabled in V.22
2=MNP/V.42 disabled in V.22bis
4=MNP/V.42 disabled V.32, V.34
8=Disable MNP handshake
16=Disable MNP level 4
32=Disable MNP level 3
64=Unusual MNP incompatibility
128=Disable V.42
136=Disable V.42 detection phase
Bitmapped test register. 2=Dial test
Test timer for AT command &T - when AT&T=0, the timer is disabled
(seconds)
Duration for inactivity timer; S19=0 disables the timer (minutes)
Sets error correction break length (1/100 second)
Designates the ASCII character code for XON
Designates the ASCII character code for XOFF
DTR debounce time indicator (1/100 second)
Bitmapped register.
1=V.21 mode
2=Disable TCM
4=Disable V.32
8=Disable 2100Hz
16=Enable V.23 fallback
32=Disable V.32bis
128=Software compatibility mode
V.32 Handshake Time (1/10 second)
V.21 Answer Mode Fallback Timer (1/10 second)
Connection bitmapped operations.
1=V.8 call indicate enable
2=Enable V.8 mode
8=Disable V.34 modulation
16=Disable V.34+ modulation
32=Disable X2 modulation
64=Disable V.90 modulation
0-255
1-255
1-255
2
6
7
50-255
0-255
0-255
70
1
0
0-255
0
2
0-255
0
0
0-255
0-255
0-127
0-127
0-255
0
1
17
19
0
0
0-255
0-255
8
20
2
S11
S12
S13
S15
S16
S18
S19
S21
S22
S23
S25
S27
S28
S29
S32
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Register
Function (3Com/US Robotics)
S33
V.34 and V.34+ connection setup bitmapped control flags.
1=Disable 2400 symbol rate
2=Disable 2743 symbol rate
4=Disable 2800 symbol rate
8=Disable 3000 symbol rate
16=Disable 3200 symbol rate
32=Disable 3429 symbol rate
128=Disable shaping
V.34 and V.34+ connection setup bitmapped control flags
16=Disable nonlinear coding
32=Disable transmit level deviation
64=Disable preemphasis
128=Disable precoding
Delay before forced hangup (optional) (seconds)
S34
S38
Selected Result Codes (3Com/US Robotics)
Code
Meaning
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
OK
CONNECT
RING
NO CARRIER
ERROR
CONNECT 1200
NO DIAL TONE
BUSY
NO ANSWER
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Range
Default
0
0
0-255
0
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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 a country 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
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
People’s Republic of China
250 Vac (2.5 A)
8120-8373
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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 F2014 and F2019
– Sanyo 3UR18650P-2-QC-RT and 3UR18650F-2-QC-RT2
– Panasonic CGR-B/634AE and CGR-B/650AE
• 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 the battery is not in use, store it in the battery pouch provided.
• 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.
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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 136.
• 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 located on the right side of the computer is classified as a Class 1 LED
(light-emitting diode) device according to International Standard IEC 825-1 (EN608251). 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 136.
• 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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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 6100
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 136.
Belgium: For outdoor usage only channels 10 (2457 MHz) and 11 (2462 MHz) is
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 and 11 (2457 MHz and 2462 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: License required for indoor use. Use with outdoor installations not allowed.
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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
JATE approval number: A00-0143JP, A99-0976JP
Name of Equipment: T18M038.00, 3CN3BN1556B
Russia
International
Products sold internationally by Hewlett-Packard and its authorized dealers meet the
specifications listed on the following page.
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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:
Model Numbers:
Product Options:
HP notebook PC
HP Omnibook 6100
All, including options for analog modem (Ambit/USR) 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:
CISPR 22: 1997 / EN 55022: 1998, 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
ETS 300-826 General EMC requirements for Radio equipment
ETS 300-328 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 F1454A and F1781A ac/dc adapter used with this product is designed to operate on all power
systems, other than IT power systems.
Corvallis, OR, May 11, 2001
European Contact for regulatory topics only: Hewlett Packard GmbH, HQ-TRE, Herrenberger Strasse 130, 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 (time-out), 129
AC adapter
connecting, 22
accessories
buying, 13
docking products, 90
plug-in modules, 76
adding RAM, 93
AdHoc wireless network
definition, 69
setting up, 69, 72
adjusting
brightness, 32, 35
display colors, 35
screen area, 35
airplanes
wireless communication in, 72
ALT GR key, 35
antistatic precautions, 93, 95
Applications key, 34
AT commands, 64, 147
audio
adjusting volume, 100
connecting devices, 85
troubleshooting, 100
audio jacks, 15
audio-off
location, 15
using, 36
B
battery
best use of, 57
checking status, 54
extending life of, 57
installing, 20
secondary, 55
location, 17
low power warning, 55
maintaining capacity, 57
operating time, 56, 116
release latch, 15
safety, 160
saving power, 56
secondary, 55
status lights, 54
troubleshooting, 115
BayManager hot-swap
installing, 76
BIOS
password, 39
updating, 134
BIOS Setup utility
Boot menu, 130
Exit menu, 130
external display settings, 126
Main menu, 126
Power menu, 129
Security menu, 128
System Devices menu, 127
using, 39, 125
black list (modem), 61
blackout periods
modem, 61
boot device order, 30, 130
boot disk, 133
Boot menu (BIOS), 130
brightness
adjusting, 32, 35
BIOS settings, 39, 125
modem, 63
pointing stick, 30
touch pad, 30
connecting
audio devices, 85
external monitor, 86
floppy to parallel port, 78
infrared device, 89
LAN, 68
modem, 60
parallel device, 84
plug-in modules, 76
serial device, 88
to Internet, 26, 62
USB device, 85
wireless network, 69, 71
Corporate Evaluator's Guide, 14
cursor (pointer), 30, 31
Customer Care
getting support, 136
Web site, 14
C
D
Caps Lock, 15, 19
Cardbus cards, 81
cards (PCMCIA), 81
CD-ROM drive
creating or copying CDs, 80
inserting CD, 79
installing, 76
removing CD, 79
CDs
creating or copying, 80
recommended media, 80
cleaning the computer, 47
clicking items, 31
COM1 port, 16
computer
caring for, 45
changing BIOS settings, 39, 125
cleaning, 47
protecting, 45, 106
reinstalling Windows, 132
resetting, 29
testing, 123
timeouts, 51
turning on, 24
configuring
data
protecting, 46
default BIOS settings, 126
desktop management, 131
Desktop Zoom, 36
devices
boot order, 130
docks, 90
external display, 34
infrared, 89
ports for, 83
serial, 88
temporary boot order, 30
devices (external)
parallel, 84
USB, 85
diagnostics, 123
dial-in network connections, 63
Direct Cable Connection, 90
display
BIOS settings, 126
brightness, 32, 35, 46, 56
dual display, 87
dual monitor, 87
extending life, 46
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external, 86
port, 16
quality, 104
secondary, 86
settings, 35
switching to external, 34
troubleshooting, 103
TV set, 88
display colors
adjusting, 35
docking, 91
docking port, 16
docking system
docking, 91
installing tray, 90
purpose, 90
troubleshooting, 104
undocking, 92
docking tray, 90
dragging items, 31
drive lock, 42
drivers
downloading, 134
drives
creating Hibernate partition, 133
hard drive holder, 97
hard drive lock, 42
plug-in modules, 76
replacing hard disk, 96, 98
time-out, 129
DVD drive
installing, 76
playing movies, 80
troubleshooting, 101
E
e-Diagtools for Windows, 123, 124
e-mail
HP Customer Care, 137
sending and receiving, 64
encryption, 69, 71
ergonomics, 20
euro symbol, 108
Exit menu (BIOS), 130
extended memory, 126
external mouse
configuring, 30
F
F10 (diagnostics), 123
FAT32 format, 133
Fax Console (Windows XP), 67
faxes
sending and receiving
170
Windows 98, 65
Windows 2000, 66
Windows XP, 67
files
infrared transfer, 90
protecting, 42
recovering, 132
floppy drive
connecting, 76
parallel connection, 78
Fn key
+ F1 (decrease brightness), 32, 35
+ F12 (hibernate), 32
+ F2 (increase brightness), 32, 35
+ F5 (display select), 86
+ F5 (display), 32
+ F7 (mute), 32
+ F8 (keypad), 34
+ NumLock (scroll lock), 32
external keyboard, 127
temporary keypad, 34
H
hard disk drive
caring for, 46
creating Hibernate partition, 133
FAT32 format, 133
Hibernate partition, 96
holder, 97
location, 17
locking, 42
NTFS format, 133
preparing for use, 98
protecting, 45
replacing, 96
time-out, 129
troubleshooting, 105
hardware specifications, 144
Hewlett-Packard support, 136
hibernate
creating partition, 133
mode, 28
time-out, 129
Hibernate mode
definition, 28
entering, 53
status lights, 18, 19
Hibernate partition, 96
hot computer, 106
hot keys, 32
hot swapping
installing software, 76
swapping modules, 76
HP Customer Care
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contact by e-mail, 137
getting support, 136
Web site, 14
HP Desktop Zoom, 36
HP Instant Support, 100
HP Library, 14
HP Notes, 14
I
infrared communication
transferring files, 90
troubleshooting, 106
infrared port
location, 15
making connections, 89
mode, 127
printing, 89
safety, 161
troubleshooting, 106
infrastructure wireless network
definition, 70
setting up, 70
inserting
CD, 79
DVD, 79
PC Card, 81
installing
docking tray, 90
hard disk drive, 96
hard drive holder, 97
hot-swap software, 76
plug-in modules, 76
RAM, 93
secondary battery, 55
TopTools, 131
VirusScan, 41
installing original software, 132
Internet
connect icon, 62
connecting to, 26, 62
disconnecting, 63
Internet Explorer, 62
Internet Service Provider, 60, 62
inventory, 12
ISP, 62
K
Kensington lock, 40
keyboard
embedded keypad, 34
ergonomic precautions, 20
euro symbol, 108
external Fn key, 127
non US, 35
num lock, 34
opening, 93
status lights, 15, 19
troubleshooting, 107
keypad (embedded), 34
Keypad Lock, 15, 19
L
LAN
connecting to, 68
troubleshooting, 109
wireless, 69
LAN port
indicator lights, 68
laser safety, 161
Library (HP), 14
lights
LAN port, 68
status, 15, 18, 19
locking (cable), 40
LPT1 port, 16
M
Main menu (BIOS), 126
memory
adding, 93
extended, 126
PC-133, 93, 110
removing, 95
troubleshooting, 110
microphone
location, 15
mini dock, 90
Mini-PCI
location, 17
modem
AT commands, 64, 147
black list, 61
blackout periods, 61
built-in, 23
connecting, 60
connecting to Internet, 62
dial-in connection, 63
faxing
Windows 2000, 66
Windows XP, 67
faxing (Windows 98), 65
sending e-mail, 64
settings, 63
software, 60
troubleshooting, 110
module bay
location, 17
modules (plug-in), See plug-in
modules
monitor
BIOS settings, 126
external, 86
port, 16
resolution, 87
switching to, 34
mouse
troubleshooting, 107
movies (DVD), 80
mute, 15
N
network
connecting to, 68
dialing, 63
LAN, See LAN
wireless, See wireless network
Norton AntiVirus, 41
Notebook
Web sites, 14
NTFS format, 133
NTSC
selecting for output, 126
Num Lock, 15, 19, 34
O
off
button location, 15
status lights, 18, 19
turning off, 28
on
button location, 15
One-Touch buttons
location, 15
using, 33
Outlook Express, 64
overheating, 106
P
PAL
selecting for output, 126
parallel device
connecting, 84
parallel port
floppy connection, 78
location, 16
partition (Utility), 132
password, 39
PC Cards
installing, 81
saving power, 56
stopping, 82
tested, 82
troubleshooting, 113
PC identification, 41
PC-133 RAM, 93, 110
PCMCIA cards, 81
phone cord, connecting, 23
plug requirements, 159
plug-in modules
accessories, 76
installing, 76
swapping, 76
pointing devices
configuring, 30
location, 15
pointing stick
disabling, 31
location, 15
troubleshooting, 107
using, 31
port locations, 16
port replicator, 90
power
connecting AC, 22
processor speed, 52
saving, 56
troubleshooting, 115
power button
location, 15
resetting with, 29
power cords, 159
power management
automated, 50
schemes, 51
Power menu (BIOS), 129
preparing
hard disk drive, 98
Presentation Ready, 37
presentations
preparing, 37
showing, 37
printing
compatible printers, 84
infrared printers, 89
parallel connection, 84
troubleshooting, 118
processor speed
managing, 52
maximizing, 57
protection
files, 42
hard drive lock, 42
Kensington lock, 40
Norton AntiVirus, 41
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PC identification, 41
VirusScan, 41
Q
QuickLink (Windows 98), 65
R
RAM
adding, 93
location, 17
PC-133, 93, 110
removing, 95
rebooting
boot device, 130
temporary boot device, 30
receiving faxes
Windows 2000, 66
Windows 98, 65
Windows XP, 67
recovering original software, 132
Recovery CD
diagnostics, 124
replacing, 133
using, 132
registering computer, 25
regulatory information, 163
removing
CD, 79
DVD, 79
hard disk drive, 96
hard drive holder, 97
PC Card, 82
RAM, 95
secondary battery, 55
repair service
obtaining, 139
shipment, 139
resetting, 29
S
safety
battery use, 160
infrared port, 161
laser, 161
power cords, 159
wireless communication, 72
saving battery power, 56
scandisk, 46
screen area
adjusting, 35
Scroll Lock, 15, 19
secondary display, 86
security
hard drive lock, 42
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Kensington lock, 15, 40
Norton AntiVirus, 41
PC identification, 41
VirusScan, 41
Security menu (BIOS), 128
selecting items, 31
sending faxes
Windows 2000, 66
Windows 98, 65
Windows XP, 67
serial port
connecting, 88
location, 16
setting up, 20
shut down, 53
sleep button
location, 15
using, 24
software
pre-installed, 12
specifications
hardware, 144
SpeedStep Technology, 52
Standby mode
and display life, 46
definition, 28
status lights, 18
timeout, 28
startup
troubleshooting, 120
static electricity, 93, 95
status lights
battery charge, 54
keyboard, 15, 19
location, 15
meanings, 18, 19
Support Ticket, 124
suspending
and display life, 46
resuming and, 121
saving power, 56
time-out, 129
troubleshooting, 121
S-video port
connecting TV, 88
location, 15
swapping plug-in modules, 76
System Devices menu (BIOS), 127
system resources
BIOS settings, 127
system standby, 53
system-off switch
resetting, 29
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taskbar
HP Presentation Ready, 37
PC Card, 82
television type, 126
temperature
limits, 146
overheating, 106
timeouts
computer, 51
TopTools, 131
touch pad
configuring, 30
disabling, 31
location, 15
troubleshooting, 107
using, 31
tray (docking), 90
troubleshooting
audio, 100
battery, 115
display, 103
docking system, 104
DVD drive, 101
hard disk drive, 105
HP Instant Support, 100
infrared communications, 106
keyboard, 107
LAN, 109
memory, 110
modem, 110
PC Card, 113
pointing devices, 107
power, 115
printing, 118
resuming, 121
startup, 120
suspending, 121
wireless communication, 121
turning on computer, 24
TV set (as monitor), 88
typing
special characters, 35
U
undocking, 92
URLs, 14
USB
connecting devices, 85
Utility partition
creating, 132
expanding, 132
V
ventilation, 45, 106
virus protection, 41
VirusScan, 41
voltage requirements, 159
volume
adjusting, 36
troubleshooting, 100
volume control
location, 15
W
warranty
repair, 139
Web sites, 14
Windows
documentation, 14
key, 34
password, 39
reinstalling, 132
setting up, 24
updating drivers, 134
wireless communication
indicator light, 16, 73
infrared, 89
on-off button, 69
restrictions on use, 72
status, 73
troubleshooting, 121
turning on, 73
wireless network
AdHoc, 69, 72
connecting to, 69, 71
infrastructure, 70
Z
Zip drive, 84
zoomed video, 81
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